|Space||1,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 6 nights|
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.
Local resident of the area.
This is a central location for the family to get together and we all love the Gulf coast.
Quite, pet and kid-friendly. Not crowded.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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