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Aqua Essence Unit 3 on Cape San Blas

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Beachfront Triplex Unit - Pet Friendly 2 bedroom/2 bath

2br/2ba fully furnished including kitchen, cable TV, DVD, VCR, washer/dryer, wireless high-speed internet, and a phone. Upper and lower decks. Concrete parking. Faces west for great sunsets.

Gulf-side bedroom has a queen bed.

Bay-side bedroom has a queen bed and twin bunk beds

The living room has a queen sofa sleeper. We do not provide linens for the sofa sleeper.

Maximum number of guests is 8.

Vince Bishop
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Vince Bishop

Local resident of the area.

Why Vince Bishop chose Florida Panhandle

This is a central location for the family to get together and we all love the Gulf coast.

What makes this townhome unique

Quite, pet and kid-friendly. Not crowded.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time. It was perfect.
Nov 2010
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Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bay-side Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Gulf-side Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) in Unit 3 only, Queen Sleep Sofa in living room (linens not provided)
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surf fishing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Aqua Essence Unit 3 on Cape San Blas
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 16 reviews
Dusseldorf, Germany

Great view of the gulf

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 6 nights in unit #1. The lower level has kitchen, sofa with TV, and bathroom. The upper level has two bedrooms and bathroom. The balcony is good for breakfast and watching the gulf. Air condition was quiet and effective. The lower bathtub is slippery and dangerous. The upper bathtub is slip-resistance. Car parking is on the ground floor in the shade. Barbecue on the ground floor may be used and subsequently cause smoke disturbance. Small market, gas station, and kayak rental is nearby. Best is the State Park at the tip of the peninsula.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family of 10 Adults & 2 Children & a Dog! - Rented All 3 Condos

  • 5 of 5

We rented all 3 AquaEssence Condos for a week! We had 10 adults (5 couples), 2 Children and a Dog.

Each couple had a bedroom and the couple with 2 children had their own condo. This was perfect for our first family vacation in 9 years! We were all together, yet we all had our own space/privacy when needed. We had a couple of BBQs, found nice places to eat in surrounding areas (Mexico Beach) and Port St. Joe. The 5 guys went fishing one day and scored some Red Snapper for dinner! We also rented a pontoon boat and enjoyed the bay for a day and were able to go out to the tip of Cape San Blas. We had perfect weather (lucky this time cause ya never know!) The condos were well stocked with kitchen items, towels, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 full baths in each condo. They were all very nice! Thank you to Vince!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY USA

Can't Wait to Go Back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to Cape San Blas and our third year at the Aqua Essence. As always, the place was very clean and well stocked. They rebuilt the decks since our last stay. The view is wonderful, love the palm trees. There is not as much beach as last time, but we heard they will be re-nourishing it in the next year or so. Our neighbors in Unit 2 have been coming for six years and were very nice. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We did loose a bit of beach this year during the spring storms, but there is still plenty of room left to enjoy.
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A real Gem!

  • 5 of 5

We love Cape San Blas and have often admired this cottage from our beach walks. Well, lucky us, we got to run down to CSB and stay at here in #2 this March. The home has a cottage feel and everything you would need. The deck and patio areas are great for gatherings. We especially love the palm trees, they give a caribbean feeling, and break from the sun. Our little dogs had the best time playing with our neighbors' dogs on the wrap around deck. Each deck has dividers for privacy, but can be opened whenever you want to. And the walk to the beach is short & easy. Vince, the owner, stopped by to make sure we had all we needed, he is a wealth of knowledge about the area too. It was a great visit and we're so glad we found Aqua Essence, we'll be back! It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This will be our third year at Aqua Essence. Our children love it so much we now book two weeks instead of one! The unit is very clean and has everything we need for a comfortable, relaxing vacation. I love being able to throw the beach towels in the washer and have them ready for the next day! Our deck is private and has a great view of the ocean which is RIGHT THERE!!!! The owner always stops by to make sure everything is going smoothly. Aqua Essence is a short walk to The Trading Post which has the best homemade donuts ever. Indian Pass is a must if you love fresh oysters! The state park is just down the road where we love to snorkel - the sea life is fantastic! Counting down the days until our next vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest FL

Not going back.

  • 2 of 5

Have stayed at this rental on four occasions over the past several years.

Pro's: Excellent gulf front location, great outside grilling area with large fire pit, pet-friendly.

Cons: Beds uncomfortable, linens old, a/c vents rusted in bathrooms, outdoor furniture literally falling apart, inside of kitchen drawers and cabinets look like they haven't been cleaned in years. Wi-fi is iffy.

All of these issues have been left on surveys at completion of our stay and no updating has happened.

Refrigerator leaked a lot of water from the freezer to the frig compartment all over our food. The owner stated that we needed to defrost the freezer for 24 hours which we did. Thankfully we had a large fishing cooler to put all our food in. After 24 hours, it began to leak again, apparently this is an ongoing problem and was a huge inconvenience.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry the renter was disappointed during their fourth stay at our property. That was the first time for that type of refrigerator problem at that property and we have not had a problem since. Usually it is caused by putting too much warm food and drinks in it at the start of the stay, exacerbated by the high humidity. The mattresses are two years old, so they are not worn out, just not the firmness/softness preferred by some. The three broken straps on the two deck chairs have been repaired, as has the rusty bathroom floor vent. WiFi is always a problem on the Cape, whether it is from the phone company or the cable company. We complain about it more than our visitors do. Hopefully our new cell tower will address some connection issues. This was the first cleanliness complaint we have had in over 4 years. I will work hard to make sure there is not another.
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Car: necessary

Beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico at Cape San Blas. Boat launching at St. Josephs Peninsula State Park, Kayak launch on the bay nearby. 25 miles from historic Apalachicola and many fine restaurants, 12 miles from Port St. Joe and more fine restaurants. The area is bike-friendly and pet-friendly. Dive shops, boat rentals, and fishing charters in both Port St. Joe and Apalachicola.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Cycling


Rates & Availability


  • All stays have a three night minimum.

    Stays of less than a week during the summer can only be booked within two weeks of the stay.

    To all stays, add $75 for cleaning, $1/day/person over 2 people, max $40 per stay for linens and supplies, 7% sales tax and 5% lodging tax. Pet fee $60 non-refundable per pet, 2 pets/75 lb. maximum. There is a 3% surcharge for credit card payments. Checks are accepted up to three weeks before check-in.
  • Damage deposit: $100.00
  • From $725-$1225/wk - $2362-$4410/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Cleaning is $90 per booking. Bookings over 2 weeks add another $50 for cleaning.
  • Linens are included for the first two people for one week. Additional weeks and
  • people will be $1/day/person. To all rates and fees add 7% sales tax, 5% bed tax.
  • Pet fee is $60 for 1st pet, $40 for second pet. Two pet maximum.
  • Payment can be check or credit card through PayPal. All non-check payments are
  • subject to a 3% surcharge. Checks are only accepted if they can be received two
  • weeks prior to check-in.
  • All weekly or less rentals must be within the Saturday to Saturday renal period.
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