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Beautiful Beach Bungalow - part of Cape VIllas - Pool, Beach front

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms , 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 6

I DO NOT DO ONLINE BOOKING. Please contact via email or phone if interested in renting.

The rates are listed after the Availability Calendar.

The Beach Bungalow is a beautiful beachfront townhouse. Sit on either the first floor deck or the master bedroom deck relax to the sights and sound of the Gulf. See shrimp boats and dolphin from the decks. Peaceful and exquisite. Only 50 feet off a beautiful secluded beach you have a clear view of the Gulf. Features include a pool.

With only 12 units and the only multi-unit homes in the area you will find the beach secluded and private compared to Barrier Dunes with 190 units (only 15 with Gulf view) or Barefoot Cottages which are not on the beach at all.

The Grounds: Exiting from the living area is a screened deck with a gas grill and patio table and chairs. Out the back door and you are no more than 20 feet from the pool. There is a gazebo by the pool and a boardwalk to the beach. There are 2 outdoor showers. Bonfires are permitted (check with county first incase there is a fire ban) on the beach for a cozy campfire. From long walks on the secluded beach, shelling, exploring the beaches, fishing, playing or swimming in either the pool or Gulf of Mexico it or just relaxing on the beach with a good book. There is also plenty of parking right in front of the Beach Bungalow. Bringing the groceries and suitcases from the car to the house is a breeze.

Cape Villas has many activities to choose from within a 30-minute drive. Nested between Port St Joe and Apalachicola, there are many restaurants, activities, and shopping. There are also places nearby that rent boats and personal watercraft (Jet-Skis).

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park with miles of white sugar sand, this park has one of the top rated beaches in the United States. Sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming are popular activities along the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay. From offshore, canoeists and kayakers can take in a superb view of the high dunes and sand pine scrub. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy fishing, hiking, and bicycling. As a coastal barrier peninsula, St. Joseph provides excellent opportunities for bird watching; over 240 species have been sighted in the park. A boat ramp is located at Eagle Harbor on the bay side.

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge: The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, its highly varied plant and animal communities. St Vincent has a large variety of exotic and endangered wildlife. Ten separate habitat types have been identified: tidal marsh; freshwater lakes and streams; dunes dominated by live oak/mixed hardwood understory; scrub oaks; relatively pure stands of cabbage palm; and four different slash pine communities, each with its own unique understory species. St. Vincent is an important stop-off point in the Gulf of Mexico region for neo-tropical migratory birds. The island is a haven for endangered and threatened species, including bald eagles, sea turtles, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises. Wood storks use the refuge during their migration. In addition, the refuge serves as a breeding area for endangered red wolves. You can get there by boat or ferry.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Mary

I live in the area and manage my unit. I am easily contacted and will do everything in my power to make sure that you have an enjoyable vacation.

Mary purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Mary chose Florida Panhandle

My husband , I and our children vacationed at Cape Villas. I have many fond memories of our vacationing at the beach and decided to purchase a unit after my husband passed away.

What makes this townhome unique

Having lived in the unit for over a year while rehabbing it, I was able to make sure that all the comforts of home are available. There are many added feature to make you feel at home and have a comfortable stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. This is a very unique area. There are no tall condos or hotels anywhere near by! Our beaches are very quiet and peaceful, and in the off-season, in particular, you will rarely encounter anyone as you stroll quietly along the beach. It is a wonderful choice for a family vacation. There are many State and Federal parks around us. St Joe Park has been rated as the #1 beautiful beach in America!


Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    First floor -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) The second floor's master bedroom has a King Bed, private full bath and beautifully furnished screened deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There is a TV with a DVD / CD player in the master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (1) The 2nd bedroom has 2 twin beds, a private full bath, a furnished screened deck and a TV with a VCR player. There is a queen sleeper sofa on the first floor
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach Bungalow - part of Cape VIllas - Pool, Beach front
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews

Not a tourist trap!

  • 5 of 5

If you want to truly have a relaxing vacation, then Mary's place is for you. No high rises, no malls, no race tracks. Just the beach and sun, with just enough restaurants to keep you full and content. Mary has a lovely place with everything you need to have a nice vacation. If you are into catching crab, the Money Bayou runs directly in front of the condo. We have stayed the last four years and will continue to return!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed my Beach Bungalow and hope you will return in the future. The area is unique in so many ways, very quite and peaceful. It is relaxing watching our resident eagles or watching the dolphins swim by. The crabs from the bayou are not only fun to catch but good eating also! I hope when you return to the area you will pick my Beach Bungalow for your stay.
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Quiet, pet friendly beaches and clean, comfortable townhouse.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter escape to the Beach Bungalow. Our calendar is already set for next year. The area is quiet, yet there are so many interesting places to go explore, just a short drive away. Port St. Joe is about 10 miles away and has a nice Piggly Wiggly grocery store, and a couple good restaurants. Apalachicola, about 14 miles away, is a small fishing/oyster town full of quaint little shops and restaurants. Because of the barrier islands, there are many different types of white sand beaches and bays in the area to explore especially within the State Parks. The pet friendly beach in front of the townhouse, which can be seen easily from either of the screened porches in the unit, is just beautiful and so quiet and goes for miles. We walked everyday collecting hundreds of shells and watched shore birds and dolphins. We fished on the beach and caught some interesting fish.

Many people complain about the Money Bayou that sometimes flows directly in front of the property. While we were there we did have a couple days of rain and the bayou did flow to the Gulf, but the bridge access is very close and most days we were able to wade across the Bayou with no problem!

The one thing that really stood out to us was the people in the area, they are SO friendly! True southern hospitality! This includes Mary who was wonderful to work with! If you are looking for a get away on a quiet beach, in a clean, pet friendly, reasonably priced, place to stay, we highly recommend Mary's Beach Bungalow.

H and M Keiser

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We are very quiet and beautiful. Thanks for being a wonderful renter and I am looking forward to your stay next year. It will be here before you know it. Mary
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Nashville, TN

The perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect! We were looking for a beachfront, pet friendly place to stay and we found it here. Every amenity you can imagine. This place is very clean and well stocked and it is only footsteps to the pool. I would definitely recommend this bungalow to everyone, especially those with pets. We will be back in 2016. Thank you Mary!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynnette, I am so glad you had a enjoyed your vacation. Thank you for the wonderful review and hope to see you again.
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Beach Access Not as Pictured

  • 4 of 5

The townhouse was quite nice and had everything we needed including a well stocked kitchen and lots of towels including beach towels. We only used the master bedroom and the bed was very comfortable. The balcony from the master provided a great view. Parking was right outside the door as was the swimming pool for the 12 units. It was great to have a phone with long distance provided as cell service was limited to non-existent.

The pictures however, don’t show the current condition of the bayou. It overflowed and now runs in front of the villas blocking access to the beach and gulf. There is no boardwalk to the beach as listed. You have to either walk through the murky water of the bayou or go up the street and use the neighbor’s private bridge to cross the bayou. If taking chairs, cooler, children etc. it’s not a convenient option and only residents with a permit can drive on the beach. Again, the house was wonderful but I suggest you request current pictures or confirm whether it is actually beach/gulf front or not.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Monroe, LA

Great Vacation at a GREAT Price!

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful vacation. Everything we needed was provided to enjoy our stay. The beach and pool were just steps away. We caught crabs for dinner every night and caught more for a midnight snack! My husband fished from the beach while I layed out and the kids rode the waves in on their boogie boards. Everyone was happy all at the same time! The rental was clean. Kitchen stocked. An abundance of towels. Super comfortable beds. Plenty of bathrooms. We were so happy overall with where we were we didn't even leave the rental except to go get groceries which was a short drive to town. Great rental!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a good vacation. If you return to the area in the future please keep me in mind for your stay. Best Regards, Mary
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Comfortable place in a good location

  • 4 of 5

Townhouse is right on the beach facing the Gulf. It provides comfortable beds and seating. We liked eating our meals on the upstairs screened-in porch with a beautiful view. The only downside to the view was the Money Bayou which had changed course in the last storm. It now runs directly in front of the townhouse with red clay colored water.

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Triple Tails restaurant... be sure to try the Triple Tail fish. We fished from the Fishin' Xpress out of Port St. joe. This was the only boat which allowed fishing for Red Snapper this year. Went horseback riding on the beach with Rockin M Ranch.

We loved walking on the beach morning and evening with our two dogs. Thank you Mary for allowing us to bring this part of our family!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had an enjoyable stay! I too feel that our pets are part of our family. Yes, we did have record rainfall which would effect the Money Bayou. When it flows like that it is usually good for crabbing (nets and string provided) and fishing. If you return to the area, please keep us in mind. Thanks, Mary
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Nearest Airport
51 Miles
Panama City Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St Joe Bay Country Club
Car: necessary

There are many State Parks to choose from, 2 of the most popular are:

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge:

Fish, swim, or just relax on the beach. Money Bayou provides plenty to do from crabbing to kayaking and taking in nature. Bonfires are permitted (check with county first in case there is a fire ban) on the beach for a cozy campfire. From long walks on the secluded beach, shelling, exploring the beaches, fishing, playing or swimming in either the pool or Gulf or just relaxing on the beach with a good book. There is also plenty of parking right in front of the Beach Bungalow. Bringing the groceries and suitcases from the car to the house is a breeze. An undeveloped barrier island just offshore from the mouth of the Apalachicola River, in the Gulf of Mexico. The refuge is managed to preserve, in as natural a state as possible, it’s highly varied plant and animal communities.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park: Miles of white sand, has one of the top rated beaches in the U.S.


Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 13 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning / Linen fee $120
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rent due 30 in full 30 days before your arrival.
Pets - non-refundable per-pet charge $100.00
Taxes & Fees apply: 12% Florida taxes, refundable damage/reservation deposit $250 due with contract
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Check-out by 11:00 AM(EST) .........Check-in 4:00 PM(EST)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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