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About this rental
Are you looking for a place to get away to where you can lounge or play as much as you want? Are you looking for a place to make memories with your family and friends to last a lifetime? If so, Southern Shore on beautiful Cape San Blas is the answer.
Southern Shore is new to the rental market just in time for your next vacation. New owners just purchased in 2017 and made even more improvements to this new home. This custom home is located a short walk from the Gulf and only steps from St Joseph's Bay. The home sleeps 8 and is perfect for families or couples or anyone wanting to enjoy the beach life. It has many new furnishings and the screened porch has clear views of St Joseph's' Bay and is perfect for relaxing, enjoying the views and spending time with friends and family.
Downstairs (entry level) features 3 bedrooms and the main floor's open floor plan was designed to take full advantage of the amazing views. The first floor features a king bedroom; a queen bedroom; and a twin room with 2 twin beds. All 3 bedrooms open to an outdoor space. An additional queen bedroom is located on the main floor off the kitchen. The upstairs queen room and kitchen also open to a deck.
Each bedroom has a full bathroom attached. The twin room has a tub/shower combination and the other 3 bedrooms have custom tile showers.
The home boasts a total of 4 outdoor living spaces to help maximize your time in the salty air and enjoyment of the Cape! The outdoor areas are perfect for book reading or enjoying the ocean breeze.
Southern Shore is only 1300 steps from the Gulf side beach or just 250 steps to Bayside infinity pool or St. Joseph's Bay. The Gulf side also features a large pool. Ovation is an upscale community that boasts the best amenities on the Cape - 2 pools, hot tub, tennis courts, fitness area, large grassy area, fire pit, boardwalks to the Gulf, two piers over the Bay and a lookout tower. The Bay pool is an amazing infinity pool that has fantastic views of the Bay. Guests have full access to all these amenities. We like to play in the Bay during the morning and hit the Gulf in the late afternoon. The sunsets from the Gulf are amazing so plan to catch those while you visit. Watching the sun drop into the ocean is a sight you can't miss.
The home is fully equipped for your beach getaway. A fully stocked kitchen allows you to prepare meals at home for your convenience. Each bedroom is equipped with cable TV or a DVD player in addition to the entertainment options in the living room. An outdoor shower and charcoal grill are available for your use. There are numerous books and games for kids and adults alike. An assortment of beach supplies - toys, buckets and chairs are generally available on the premises.
Southern Shore is located in Ovation and is a quiet, family friendly neighborhood. This is perfect for those craving a laid back beach experience or families with children. There are numerous outdoor experiences - fishing, snorkeling, scalloping (during season), hiking, bike riding, swimming, boating, paddle boarding and plenty of sand castles and sea shells for everyone to enjoy. If there is a water sport you enjoy, then you can do it on the Cape. The state park is less than a mile from Southern Shore and it has amazing natural beauty. You must do the hike to see some of the largest sand dunes in Florida.
Summer months are Saturday-Saturday rentals. Shorter stays and monthly rates available upon requests during non-summer months.
The owners have been coming to the Cape for many years for their own vacation and decided to buy a piece of paradise and make it available to others to love and enjoy. The Cape is a special place and most people return year after year.
For more information. please follow Southern Shore Vacation Rental on Facebook at /southernshorevacationrental/ or follow Southern Shore Vacation Rental on Instagram. You can also contact us at booksouthernshore@
Cape San Blas is a 17 mile long peninsula that has amazing views of the Gulf on one side and St Joseph's Bay on the other. The sand is powder white and the waters are clear blue. There are no high rises on the Cape - just beaches homes and uncrowded beaches. The waters are perfect for snorkeling, fishing, paddle boarding or just playing in the waves.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The house is fully equipped for enjoying your vacation. We have a large selection of movies and books for adults and kids alike. We also have a large selection of kids toys. The downstairs closet contains: fishing gear, beach cooler, beach umbrella, and tennis gear. Please note that the house does not have cable television - we have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Amazon Firestick , local channels and DVD players for your entertainment options.
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Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: We started coming to the Cape years before we had children because it was such a quiet, peaceful place. Once we stared bringing our kids, we decided to buy a place and spend as much time as possible there.
Why this property? We chose this property because of the amazing views of St Joseph's Bay and that it has the best of both worlds. The Bay and Gulf are both just short walks and both are enjoyable for kids and adults alike.
Guestbook comments from the owner:
This home was our best beach rental we have ever rented. The Owner was so helpful and inter-active to make our stay even better. Wonderful beach home. The bay and the gulf were perfect. Loved the Bay infinity pool. Fun Gulf pool too. The private Ovation beach area was pristine! This home was incredible. Decor, cleanliness, views, comfort....this home had it all.
I have stayed in many beach houses in Cape San Blas over the past dozen years. I would say this was among my favorites. It has a wonderful view of the bay, is close to the clubhouse (infinity pool, exercise gym), and only a short walk to the Gulf. The house is beautifully decorated and nicely appointed. For example, a paddle board, beach umbrella and chairs, fishing gear, toys for the kids, boogie boards, etc are provided. The house is laid out well with one queen bedroom on the upper floor with the kitchen, dining, and living room. A large screened porch with a great bay view is also off this floor. The bottom floor has a king bedroom, a queen, and a twin--all have their own baths. This is a very comfortable place to stay.
We had a great family vacation! The house was clean and had all the comforts of home. I loved the fact that each bedroom had its own bathroom. Spectacular view of the sun rising over the bay!
We had a wonderful stay with our children and grandchildren. This house had everything we needed. Having access to both the bay and ocean was a plus.
The owners obviously know what everyone needs to have a great vacation on the bay. Great area to visit with everything you need within the cape.
No loud teenagers keeping you up at night. Option for bay side, beach or pool is extremely nice. Never have to walk far to get to either areas. Since it is a smaller town and much nicer than some other areas people vacation, most dining areas close by 9, even on fridays! So make sure you stock up on food to take with you or over pay at the piggly wiggly. Well it is vacation so live it up! Rent a pontoon boat and go fishing and snorkeling. Fishing license are 17 bucks! That is extremely inexpensive. This house is beautiful and is fully loaded with everything you need to cook. Our family even enjoyed doing puzzles together in the evening. Best place that my family has ever stayed! Give it a try you will not regret it!
We were lucky enough to call Southern Shores our home for six weeks this winter! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t say enough about this lovely home. The locations is perfect, the amenities superb and Tracey (the owner) was wonderful to deal with. Southern Shores is located in the quiet, gated community of Ovation on the bayside of Cape San Blas. The upstairs and screened-in porch have beautiful views of the bay. The house is very well appointed with everything we needed for the duration. We thoroughly enjoyed the clubhouse which included an infinity pool, hot tub, and fitness center. There is a small clubhouse and pool on the gulf side as well. I would definitely recommend Southern Shores on Cape San Blas if you’re looking for a beautiful, quiet beach vacation.
We loved this house! Clean and cute. Great House!
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Cape San Blas. The house is beautiful with great views and not too far from the bay or the beach. In my opinion, the location is perfect! The screened in porch was a very nice place to sit and watch the sun rise. The house and area is very kid friendly. My 9 year old was the only kid there on our trip and he had a wonderful time. If you're looking for an awesome trip that is a less populated, quiet location, Southern Shore is your spot. My family and I will be going back to Southern Shore for sure!
This is a great house for a family with teenagers. It is well appointed , comfortable and has space for everyone. We enjoyed the awesome screened porch for early morning coffee. We plan to stay here again! Thank you Tracey!
This was our first trip to Cape San Blas and we had a wonderful time! The house had plenty of room with lots of amenities including great toys for the kids, etc! Great restaurants not too far away. The beach was less populated than other beach destinations. This was a very quite neighborhood with a wonderful pool and bay area. We had a fantastic family vacation and will definitely return!
Our first trip to the Cape and it was wonderful
Your beautiful home was the centerpiece of our vacation and all of us were wowed by the its charm and the beautiful surroundings of the Cape.
Southern Shore is breathtaking! The beach and bay are relaxing and VERY family/children friendly. Loved the hot tub and pool. The house had every amenity needed for staying the week. This is the perfect house to bring aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins for family vacation! Wonderful town of Port Saint Joe, with shopping and eatery. Indian Pass Raw Bar is just down the road. BONUS!! Already discussing with my sisters about next summers return visit!
I felt like a "super star" at the beautiful Southern Shore. The house is stocked with everything you need for a vacation except the food and bikini! The kids found sand toys and movies and I found a reading nook and a great bay view. The beach was lovely and we were able to have a camp fire. The family loved the hot tub, too. The nearby town of Port of St. Joe had several fantastic places to eat shop. I am going back as soon as I can!
Experience paradise on both sides of the Cape!
From the moment you arrive, you feel like you have entered an exclusive neighborhood. Entering the home we found a spacious, well-appointed living space and a layout that was perfect for four adults and four (pre-teen) kids. The perfect location on the cape, allowed us to spend our days snorkeling in the bay, swimming in the two beautiful pools and hanging out at the beach, all within very short walking distance. After cooking dinner in the large kitchen, our evenings were spent on the beach having bonfires on the beach or hanging out in the over-sized screened-in porch while the kids were able to play video games on the large sofa in the living area. We can't wait to go back!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 20, 2020
Beautiful beaches, beautiful home
This home was perfect for our family of 5 with 3 young boys (1,3,&5). First off, it was decorated wonderfully, and gave off the beach feel from the first step inside. The house was stocked with games and toys they enjoyed during downtime. TVs in the rooms gave my husband and me some lazy mornings. The kitchen was stocked with all the tools we needed, and access to fishing poles was great! The screened in porch was awesome and the walks to the bay, pool, and beach so simple! Two boys scootered, husband pulled a wagon of our stuff, and I pushed the baby in the stroller. We utilized ‘Happy Cabana’ rental which was wonderful so we didn’t have to deal with traveling with or setting up an umbrella and chairs! It was our first time to the Cape and would definitely visit this house again!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 22, 2019
Perfect Family-Friendly Get Away
We have been coming to the Cape for about 8 years now and have stayed in some wonderful houses ut this house was by far our favorite. The layout worked well for our family with 4 adults and 2 children. We loved the access to the bay and especially the view. We loved going to the beach or bay in the mornings followed by afternoons at the infinity pool. Our days were completed by sunset walks on the beach. The owners are very knowledgeable about the area and there was plenty of things in the house to entertain the kids. The only regret is having to leave early this year. We will be back soon to our favorite family destination!
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: February 14, 2019