About the Property
This charming, two bedroom, two and a half bath, Gulf-view home is well-appointed throughout with 'beach' colors, artwork, and new furnishings. The lower level has bright bamboo wood flooring. The living area has Plantation shutters, a comfortable Queen sofa bed, over-sized chair sleeper and new twin roll away. Recently added central vacuum system. Our kitchen is newly remodeled with beach deco tile and all new appliances .Other recent upgrades include beautiful quartz counter tops in the kitchen and all 3 baths with new Delta fixtures. The entire upstairs and steps have new deep pattern carpet while the downstairs is bamboo hardwood. It looks great! We recently re-surfaced kitchen and bath cabinets and our kitchen is well stocked with everything one could want to prepare great meals. Large capacity Maytag washer and dryer in laundry room. New 40 inch Sony Smart TV in den with Samsung Smart TV's in each bedroom and HD channel lineup. Free WiFi , Bose sound system w/ DVD, and unlimited long distance are included. We also provide 2 bicycles and upgrade beach chairs for our guests. We provide all linens which are upgrade towels,hand towels,washcloths, and deep pockets sheets and pillow cases which are included in the rates.
Relax as you watch the Gulf sunset on the large insect free screened porch with Adirondack chairs, ceiling fan, and picnic table. Enjoy the fantastic gulf view and sounds of the ocean from our private upper deck off the Gulf facing bedroom. It is excellent for star gazing and meteor viewing at night with it's wide panoramic view. We are only 86 steps from the porch to the community boardwalk and beach. A lower ground level deck is located underneath facing the Gulf with porch swing and park type BBQ grille.
Watch the Moon dance off the Gulf from the upper level tropical Master Suite which leads to an open deck with chairs and table. View the sunrise from the bright Guest Bedroom that has a superior view of St. Joseph Bay. Both bedrooms have full baths with Jacuzzi in master bath and Simmons World-Class King Size mattresses for restful sleep.
Enjoy watching the waves in the ocean, fishing in the surf, boating in the Bay, and observing gulls and pelicans flying overhead. Bike on the newly created bike trails to St. Joseph State Park and Florida's #1 beach. This is a truly relaxing place to unwind and explore. The beauty of Cape San Blas will make you want to come back again Just request your days on the inquiry and we will contact you with a rate
We love our place because of the Gulf views and it is close to the 2 convenience stores on the cape and they have EVERYTHING! We are always doing upgrades and are meticulous owners to provide our renters with a great vacation rental.
Why Kids Love It
We provide 2 mountain bikes in our storage shed plus beach toys and a couple of Boogie boards.
The Cape is going 17 miles long and the T.S. Stone Florida State park takes up the last 12 miles. It is a fantastic State Park with a boat ramp and excellent scenery.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Favorite Places To Eat
On the Cape, there is the Sandbucket Smokehouse ( BBQ) and Coneheads ( burgers to fish baskets) However, with each booking, I provide a list of ALL the local dining and places of interest with websites,
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
St. Joe Country Club is an excellent open to the public 18 hole golf course with restaurant and pool. They charge a nominal daily fee to use the pool. It is about 7 miles from our subdivision.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Aug 11 2018 - Dec 31 2018
Jan 01 2019 - Jan 31 2019
Feb 01 2019 - Feb 28 2019
Mar 01 2019 - Mar 23 2019
Mar 23 2019 - Apr 06 2019
Apr 06 2019 - May 11 2019
May 11 2019 - Jun 29 2019
Jun 29 2019 - Jul 06 2019
Jul 06 2019 - Aug 17 2019
Jul 07 2019 - Aug 11 2019
Refundable Deposit: $300
Tax Rate: 12%
Owner's Cancellation Policy
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
SATURDAY TO SATURDAY rentals only during 5/11/19 to 8/10/19 ""DUE TO HOA COVENANTS GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING PETS””
A damage deposit of $300 is "authorized" on your credit card the day of arrival and is released after departure and the unit is cleaned and inspected.
We can do a minimum of 3 nights from 4/06/19 to 5/11/19 and 8/10/19 to 12/31/19. Just request your days on the inquiry
There is a $200 UTILITY FEE for January, February, and March MONTHLY guests only
A 3% credit card transaction fee will be added for all bookings using a credit card
Last updated on October 03, 2018
Al and Susan Kite
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: I am a retired pharmacist, my wife is a banker, and our son is an attorney. We are all UGA grads. We currently reside is Woodstock, GA and our son resides in North Carolina.
Why this property? Our property is conveniently located about 3.5 miles on to the Cape in the Barefoot Trace S/D. Scallop Cove Marathon is about 500 feet from us on cape San Blas Rd. and The Trading Post is about one tenth of a mile going towards the Park. If you run out of something, they have it all. We really keep our place up well with lots of upgrades and great views.
Calendar last updated: October 03, 2018
Phone number: +1 6786775449
Frequently Asked Questions
How many does our property sleep?
We have 2 excellent Simmons pillow top Kings in each bedroom upstairs, a comfortable Queen sleeper sofa in the den, and a twin roll away in the laundry
Are fishing charters available?
Yes, there are several deep sea and Bay charters on the Cape and in Port St. Joe. I would be glad to provide a listing
How can I get a listing of local dining and places of interest ?
I provide an up dated listing of dining and things to do with each booking
So glad we found this place!
This was our second stay at Home By The Sea and it just keeps getting better! The place was wonderful the first time we visited,but the owners had made several upgrades and they made it even more beautiful.The rental is located just steps from the beach and has all kinds of beach stuff you can use while relaxing or playing on the beach(backpack style chairs,umbrella,beach toys,and bicycles if u want to go for a ride) We also loved the fact that each bedroom has its own bathroom and both have king size beds. Plus there is a couch that is a queen sleeper sofa. The king beds are so comfortable! I’m pretty used to our sleep number bed at home so it’s very hard for me to find a bed that I think is as comfortable as ours. I loved the jacuzzi tub and spent many nights in it. We also loved the screened in porch area and sat out there many nights just relaxing. The home has a really nice,fully stocked kitchen that I enjoyed cooking in during some of our stay and love the fact that there is a washer and dryer there. Also, I loved the fact that linens were provided so less packing for us. The owners are super friendly and have great tips on things to do,places to eat,etc. They also ask for suggestions on improving the place (which I think is awesome). We fished from the pier in Apalachicola (about a 20 mins drive) and we absolutely LOVED St Joe Peninsula Park. We went out there several days and it’s just a few mins drive from the rental. It costs $6 a car load and we were the only ones on the beach. The sunsets on the beach are AMAZING and we’ve only been home a week and I can’t wait to go back! We also visited several museums in Apalachicola and rented lighted kayaks for a museums in Apalachicola and rented lighted kayaks for a ride at night. Love that the Cape is far enough away from everything to relax but close enough if we decided to go shopping or something we didn’t have to drive many great things about our stay and I just know I’m forgetting to write about some of them. Anyway, I’m so glad we found this place and we will definitely be staying at Al & Susan’s place when we return!
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: August 31, 2018
Best vaca ever!!!
For our 2 small children and a much needed home away from this house is top notch in my opinion. Just steps from the beach and so many much needed items already provided in the shed (some items we even added to lol) helped out on cost and relaxation! Spotless home very well keep and remodeled, great communication and hospitality from the owners. We couldn’t have asked for anything more! Thank u so much for the memories we’ve made!! Def be returning to Home by the Sea!
Stayed: August 2018Submitted: August 30, 2018
We’re so glad you like our place and had a great vacation at the Cape, Jessie . You were awesome guests and hope to see you again in the future!
Perfect beach house!
Do yourself a favor and pick this house! We just left the Cape and this place did not disappoint. Mr. Al & Mrs.Susan really thought of everything you could possibly need to make your stay perfect. All you really have to do is pack your clothes and sunscreen and head to the Cape . This is the best location. You are steps to the beach and anything you may need or want from the stores are in walking distance. The house has bikes, chairs, sand toys, and really everything! We had 4 adults and a 4 year old child and it was plenty of room and definitely child friendly. Our child did not want to leave he cried when it was time to pack up and go home. He said he didn't want to leave his beach house. If you have any questions or want any tips Mr. Al is readily available to help. From fishing tips to dining out he was spot on. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We hope to be back soon!
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: August 06, 2018
Thanks so much for the great review Pauline. We certainly hope you return in the future!
We had a wonderful time at Home By The Sea. The location was great. Shortest walk to beach I have ever had. The unit was very well stocked. Al is very accommodating, and if you need anything he is just a call away. If you want a place to be lazy and not have crowds of people, this is your place!
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 22, 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed our place Allison and thanks so much for your review! We hope to see you again in the future.
Over several years, we have stayed at three different homes on CSB, and Home By The Sea is definitely the best. Al and Susan put so much care into the details, it really is like home away from home. Super comfortable beds, beautiful décor, top of the line appliances- this one has it all. We are actually going to buy the same coffee pot that they have! It's a short walk to the beach, and there are plenty of beach accessories as well. Plus, the hosts are so gracious and informative. if you need anything, Al knows where to get it!
Stayed: June 2018Submitted: July 17, 2018
Thanks so much for the kind review Chris and we’re glad you enjoyed the place. Hope to see you again in the future.
Home by the sea
This is our sixth stay. The place is always an upgrade and always amazes us as a family. The beds are an upgrade to what you expect, and sleeping well makes the rest of the trip go well. You have a sun deck, an insect free screened in deck, and a porch swing deck to choose from. The amenities are always better than expected. The beach is close enough that you can carry any beach supplies easily without wearing yourself out. Having stayed here 6 times over the last 10 years, I can vouch for the owner’s genuine care for the place and the visitors experience. When you stay here, you feel like you are in somebody’s home. The decor is part of that experience as these folks keep the place looking like a gallery all the time. Stay here. You won’t regret it
Stayed: July 2018Submitted: July 15, 2018
Thanks so much for the kind review Robbie. We will keep the place up and hope to see you again!
Home by the sea
Thanks we really enjoyed the home Very clean , updated and comfortable First time in the area Got plenty of rest and sightseeing Thanks Sylvia Wade
Stayed: June 2018Submitted: June 09, 2018
We’re glad you enjoyed our place Sylvia and had a relaxing vacation. Hope to see you back in the future!
Fabulous home and location on the Cape!
We spent nearly two weeks at Home by the Sea, and cannot recommend it enough! Al and Susan have obviously spent so much time to make this a special home! Upgraded kitchen, carpet, floors - and so many thoughtful touches throughout - you will just love it! It is just a very short walk to the most gorgeous beach - we spent so much time there- swimming in the warm gulf, walking, bird watching, and even spotted dolphins swimming near us on two different occasions! Every day is different depending on the weather, tides and wind. Just incredible. We ate out at fantastic restaurants Al recommended in both Port St. Joe and Apalachicola - all great. We also did a fair amount of cooking in the spacious kitchen, enjoying the fresh fish and shrimp markets in the area. The beds are super comfy and with the high speed internet and several t.v.'s - you cannot ask for more. Al is great about communication and will always be just a phone call or text away. We will be back next year, would not think of staying anywhere else. Thank you Al and Susan for an awesome holiday!!!
Stayed: May 2018Submitted: May 28, 2018
Many thanks Martha for your kind review and delighted that your stay at the Cape and our place went great! We’ll leave the light on for you.