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Cape Cottage - 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool,Screen Porch, Gulf Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cape Cottage - 1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool, Screen Porch


Be our guest at our beautiful custom built home. Our First Tier, Gulf View home (fabulous views of the Gulf from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks, both master suites and all the living areas) is just 40 steps from the sugar white sand and 30 steps to a 18’ x 36’ pool. This 2600 square foot home boast 4+ bedrooms, 5 baths, large bright living room, and dining room, den(kid zone or 5th bedroom), fireplace(non functional) and elevator and semi private pool (shared with two other homes).

Cape Cottage sleeps 10 comfortably and furnished to make you feel at home. There are two master suites with king-size beds and private baths, the 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, and the 4th bedroom has four twin beds. In addition, there is a 13’ x 11’ den or (5th bedroom) with TV/DVD and queen size sofa/sleeper. Cape Cottage has plenty of space for gathering and quiet spots for reading. You can relax in the second floor screened-in deck or lounge in the sun on the third floor deck.

Special Features: This home is truly beautiful, if it meets your families sleeping requirements you won't be disappointed. We have beach chairs for at least 8 and beach toys for the kids. See our 'Cape Cottage' Facebook page for more pictures.

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn Lounsbury
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017

About Dawn Lounsbury

John and Dawn welcome you to our home. We have been vacationing at the cape for over 18 years and have owned property on the cape for 12 years. In 2008 we purchased Cape Cottage because of its great location on Haven Rd. We are first tier but share an oversized beach front lot with 3 other homes. The boardwalk to the beach comes right to our back door making beach accessibility terrific and the screen porch is to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do. Dawn and John

Dawn Lounsbury purchased this house in 2008

Why Dawn Lounsbury chose Florida Panhandle

We chose this home because we wanted to be away from the busy roads and congested neighborhoods. We wanted to be first tier to better protect our home from the wear and tear of those gulf wind.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been coming to the Cape for over 20 years and thank the owner Dawn and the agent Coastal Joe for making this a memorable June 19-26 vacation. Cape Cottage fitted the needs of our large family and we've made our reservations for 2011.
Jun 2010
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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • A late fee of $100/half hour will be charged for anyone checking out after 10am
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3rd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in closet
    3rd Floor Powder Room - toilet , off living room
    Pool/Beach Bath - toilet , Located on ground floor convenient to pool and beach.
    2nd Floor Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with bunk room and queen bedroom
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Private shower just off the beach
  • On the 3rd floor their is a half bath and a private master bath, on the 2nd floor their is a full hall bath and a private master bath, and on the ground level there is a half pool bath with an outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Room
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with sofa sleeper
    3rd floor master suite - 1 king , Master Suite - Opens on to deck, same lever as living area.
    2nd floor master suite - 1 king , Master Suite - Opens on to deck
  • 3rd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, TV, phone, gulf views opens to top deck, and lux bath 2nd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, TV, phone, gulf views, opens to 2nd floor deck, and lux bath 2nd floor Queen bedroom has gulf views, ceiling fan, and TV 2nd floor 4th bedroom has two twin beds and ceiling fan 2nd floor Den has a queen sofa sleeper, ceiling fan, and TV and opens on to the screen porch and has great gulf views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are a pet friendly home and we do have an elevator for those who need help with stairs. The kitchen is completely stocked with all the tools you need for your favorite feast and don't forget the margaritas. For your entertainment we provide 5 TVs, DVD players, books, games and puzzles. To stay connected we provide wireless, high speed Internet access. And for your convince we have washer & dryer on second floor. We also include beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and boogie boards. Pool is shared with two other houses.


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Cape Cottage - 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool,Screen Porch, Gulf Views
average rating of 4.826087 based on 50 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Cape Cottage was very relaxing and had plenty of room for my group. It is right next to the pool and you can see the ocean while you relax on the back deck. It is also a quick walk to the beach down the board walk. Closer than other properties that are on the beach. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our last week of summer at this perfect home on the perfect beach. What a gem!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

This property has a great layout and perfect location. Would definitely recommend and look forward to renting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing our property. Dawn & John
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My husband and children and grandchildren and loved our week at Cape cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cape cottage was perfect for our family, it's exactly what we were looking for. Seven adults and three grandkids. The setting was warm and friendly and very close to the beach. It was comfortable and well stocked. The kitchen was a pleasure to work in. One small issue came up during the week and the owners Dawn and John promptly responded.

The beach was private and quiet, just right for the grandkids first trip to the ocean. We made wonderful memories at Cape Cottage, and will not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family had a wonderful week. We try to handle any issues as soon as possible when they do come up. I hope you will stay with us again. Dawn & John
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Great space for a getaway

  • 5 of 5

We came down with 4 adults and 4 kids and had a wonderful time. The space and layout of the house is perfect for 2 families bc of the 2 master bedrooms. Everything is as advertised in the pictures and would completely recommend this property to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad Cape Cottage fit your groups needs. Having two master suites makes this home great for 2 families. John & Dawn
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Cape Cottage Doesn't Disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth year staying at Cape Cottage and it was probably our best - which is saying a lot! We love Cape San Blas and especially like staying in a home that we are so proud to share with our family and our friends. The home has everything that you could ever wish for in terms of spaces, kitchenware, beach and pool "toys" and fabulous touches. The owners are very accommodating and easy to get in touch with, if necessary.

We love the location right by the Trading Post and not too far out on the Cape - especially nice for running over to pick up some of the Cape's famous fresh-made doughnuts. Our favorite feature of the house is the dining room area with its banks of windows, high ceiling, and the wonderful large, round table with its center lazy susan. Such fun for eating and/or playing board games with friends.

Nothing negative to say about this precious home. We plan on coming back for many more years!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys are great and we love seeing you every year. We look forward to seeing you in 2018. Dawn & John
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Panama City, Fl
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Port St. Joe Country Club
Car: necessary

Cape Cottage is located three miles from St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. The park has 2516 acres and was rated the #1 Beach in the United States by Dr. Beach in 2003. This slender Peninsula of sugar-white sand includes a 1700 acre wilderness preserve. Enjoy Hiking, boating, swimming, snorkeling, shelling or just beach combing. Also available on the Cape are horseback riding, boat and kayak rentals, bike and scooter rentals.

Other activities include surf fishing and a paved three mile walking and bike path that leads to St. Joe Peninsula State Park. Port St. Joe offers shopping, charter fishing, dining, shopping, and golf. You can't miss historic Appalachicola, for top notch shopping and dining as well as the National Estuarine Research Preserve. For a taste of the local flavor stop by the Raw Bar at Indian Pass one of our personal favorites.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Linens $290 + Tax
Pet Fee $110 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change based on increased occupancy and demand. Book today to lock in your quoted rate. State and local sales tax of 12% will be added to your total charge. Pets will require a non-refundable $100/pet fee. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday with some exceptions during non peak rental periods. 10 days after booking your deposit becomes non-refundable (see Rental agreement) We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect your vacation investment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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