About the Property
McCosh Beach - Gulf Front 3 bedroom, 2 full baths and 2 half bath home. We freshened her up this winter! No more carpet, all new plank floors in bedrooms with area rugs and new bedding, a new Keurig for the mini bar in the master. The living area has a fresh coat of paint, the settee is being recovered and some decor updates will be completed by the end of Feb.
The large community pool is just behind the home and has a kiddie pool for the little ones.
This upscale & cozy home has all the modern amenities for you to be able to relax and enjoy your vacation. With very nice appointments including granite counter tops, tile flooring, and a mini bar in the king master BR. There are three decks - two gulf fronts and one that over looks the pool area and bay. You can watch the sunrise with your coffee and sunsets with a drink of your choice in the custom made deck chairs.
McCosh has a great layout. On the entry floor is a 1/2 bath. The next level has 3 bedrooms - 1 gulf front king master with a mini bar and full bath, 1 gulf front queen room with a desk for some quiet computer time if needed, both of these rooms have sliding glass doors that lead out to a gulf front deck. The 3rd bedroom has 2 Bunks, the queen and bunk room share a full bath. The laundry area is also located on this level.
The next level is your open living, dining and kitchen which leads out to a large deck overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. There is also a 1/2 bath on this floor.
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Gulf Front home with no obstructions. Just steps to the beach.
Why Kids Love It
The community pool also has a kiddie pool. Smores over an open fire on the beach.
Cape San Blas is very unique narrow piece of land that sticks out into the Gulf of Mexico forming the St Joseph Bay. You not only have the gulf side beaches but also this pristine bay to play in. We face due west so the sunsets are breathtaking!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Right across the street behind McCosh is Scallop Cove who has ice cream cones, bait store, souvenirs and more!. San Flea bike, kayak rentals too!
Favorite Places To Eat
All of the restaurants in Port St Joe or Apalachicola are great!
Joe Mamas Pizza
Hole in the Wall
Raw Bar all need to experience at least once in their life. Grab a cool drink from the cooler and order oysters that are served on a kitchen tray. Built on the honor system - how many did you have? It's fun!
Scallop Republic has craft beer & wine with music venue almost every night.
Trading Post is the hub of the Cape - want fresh donuts, ice cream, pizza, groceries, fresh cut meats, or the adult beverage? They have it!
Scallop Cove Marathon gas, bait store - ask the locals what is being caught this week. They also have a 2nd place in the state park where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards.
St Joe Shrimp Co right next to the Trading Post for the fresh fish,, shrimp and more
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Rent kayak, paddle board, bikes just right across the street at San Flea Rental. If you prefer the bay for activities he will let you launch right from his dock.
St Joseph State Park - 3 miles
Port St Joe - 14 miles
Historic Apalachicola - 30 minutes
Mexico Beach - 30 minutes
Panama City - 60 minutes
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Feb 27 2021 - Mar 13 2021
Mar 13 2021 - Apr 10 2021
Apr 10 2021 - May 08 2021
May 08 2021 - May 22 2021
May 22 2021 - Aug 07 2021
Pet Fee: $100
Rates above are all inclusive of cleaning and taxes except for pet fee if applicable. Dogs only and is number limited.
We require $500 down with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival. Multiple week and monthly schedule please inquire.
We accept credit cards visa, master or discover and checks.
Last updated on February 28, 2021
Teresa's Beach Homes
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Built in 2009 in the Clifton Beach community of just 8 homes and a community pool in the center with kiddi pool.
Why this property? Great Location and watching the dolphins stroll by is an almost daily occurrence
Calendar last updated: February 28, 2021
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We are posting past reviews from some our guest. You can see more handwritten scanned reviews on our website - we try to scan them so you can see with your own eyes what people are saying about our homes. Since this is so time consuming we can only do it periodically so keep checking back with us.
McCosh is hands-down the nicest home we've rented. Beautifully decorated, well-stocked kitchen, the owners spared no expense with the appliances, furnishings, and decor. Tile and granite everywhere. Views are amazing, and the deck furniture is awesome. The location is quiet, and the house has a private marked walkway to the beach (we had no issues with anyone else using the walkway). The community pools are well-maintained and beautiful. The location on the beach is low-density, and although all the homes around us were rented the beach was uncrowded and serene. This is definitely the place to go to get away from it all!
We've been to Cape San Blas many times and love it there. This is our first time staying in McCosh Beach and we hope to go back. It was a great house with all that our family of 5 needed to have a fantastic week. We usually stay further down on The Cape, but really liked the location of this house. Even being there the week of July 4th the beach was not near as crowded as some other spots that we walked by during our daily treks down the beach. Plus, having the Scallop Cove within walking distance was really nice - we were able to walk over for the occasional needed item or an ice cream cone.
had never been to Cape San Blas before and it was exactly what I was looking for. I really wanted to rent a beach house at a place that wasn't crowded with condos and strip malls and that is certainly the case here. The house itself is well-furnished and I can't think of anything that we were lacking. Furthermore, it was very clean. Really enjoyed sitting in the chairs on the upper deck and watching the sunsets. The beach itself was not overly crowded and we spent multiple days simply relaxing there. The outdoor shower is a great touch that keeps you from tracking beach sand into the house. We cooked ourselves most of the week but we had very good meals at the Sandy Bucket and Provisions (in PSJ). We also ate at Coneheads during the Tropical Storm which was an experience (food was good, roofing not so much). Bottom line, my family had a very good time and our guests loved it. As for the arrangements with Teresa both in booking the property and then on arrival, it was easy. Would definitely recommend and will likely book again.
We had a wonderful time here. Teresa was wonderful to work with. I called and let her know what I was looking for and she delivered. This place was perfect. I've been coming to the Cape since I was a teenager. It has changed some. Keep it like it is, please! Love that we can still find a place for families and not be so over crowded. Only thing I didn't like was the steps are tiled. Coming in with wet feet from the beach or pool. I have twin four year old boys and this was a concern for me. May not be for others. Other than that there were no complaints. My husband caught lots of fish and even a baby shark while fishing. We will be back! Thank you again, Teresa for sharing this lovely home with our family!
This was probably the cleanest and well decorated property we've ever rented on VRBO. My wife, the dog, and I really enjoyed McCosh. It was our second time to CSB so we knew the pros and cons of the area. There isn't much to do on CSB which forces you to enjoy the beautiful beach and relax to the sound of the ocean. The only bar/restaurant on CSB is ConeHeads. During our visit they were closed for renovations. Who renovates at the peak of spring break? This property is a short walk to Scallop Cove, a convenience store/gas station. That's also where you can rent darn near anything you didn't bring i.e bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and so much more. You will want to do your grocery shopping in Port St. Joe at the Piggly Wiggly. While the house is stocked with all of the utensils, dishes, and small appliances there are no spices, tin foil, paper plates, storage baggies etc. Our rental company did a good job of letting you know what to bring. If you forget something or you are not in the mood for what you bought, you can buy many grocery items at the Trading Post or scallop cove. Both have a surprisingly broad selection and the prices are really not that bad. I would caution people/pets who are not able to do stairs about this house. The kitchen and main living area are on the top floor and there are A LOT of stairs. At age 50 our calf and thigh muscles got a work out. The reward for doing all of the stairs is you get incredible views from every room in the house. We would definitely stay here again and we would recommend it to others.
Stayed a week from 4/21/2018. Perfect place - clean, roomy, breezy, beautiful view, white sand beach, bike rental across the road, terrific location for starting local explorations, close enough to PSJ for shopping, house hunting etc. Lovely area. Found a great Realtor Eli Duarte at Coastal Realty Group just down the road. If only the fish liked our bait better...
We enjoyed every aspect of this beautiful home: the cleanliness, the quiet location, the views from every window and porch, the comfortable furnishings, the sound of the waves, the way the sun played upon the water....even the stairs in this 'upside down' house. Everything worked, the house was fresh, with very well stocked kitchen, nice modern bathrooms. This is not a house that shows any wear and tear from heavy beach use and long exposure to salt air. Loved Antonio's on the Bay for romantic and delicious sunset dinners (twice!) and the Sandbucket down the road for lunchtime bbq. Discovered the Donut Man late in our visit or would have gained 10 pounds-delicious. We highly recommend Cape San Blas for a quiet, get-away from it all week, and the McCosh house for a worry free, easy home away from home. Thank you, Terri and Teresa, for a perfect week. We hope to return again and again!
Have stayed at the Cape many times and this is the first house we have repeated a stay. Love the location, the easy access to the pool, the easy access to the beach and the house is very nice and comfortable. We also love working with Teresa and Terri. They really take the time to answer any questions and I love how their price is all inclusive. I refuse to believe ok with a company now who has a booking price plus four or five extra fees. I also think Teresa�s Besch Homes have the best prices.
McCosh is an excellent property. It is very thoughtfully designed and furnished. Clean and well-appointed, very nice kitchen with an ample stock of dishes and cooking utensils. The views are amazing. We really lucked out as houses on either side for at least 2 down on either side were not occupied. The 3 houses on the other side of the pool area were also empty. Sometimes we felt as if we had a private beach. The boardwalk to the beach is new and in good condition. The house has a charcoal grill and the store room has chairs and toys, although I understand these can change. We made good use of the outside hose and shower to wash our beach shoes and dog leash. Like the entry way bench as a place to leave the dog leash and beach sandals. The bedrooms are on the second floor. King bed in master BR is very comfortable. Good closet and dresser space. Master bath and hallway bath are all new and very functional. On the way up to the living room/kitchen level is a small deck facing the community pool and the bay. The main level is one of the best I have stayed at. Very open, comfortable, and tastefully done. My husband took a liking to the red lantern! Love the windows facing the Gulf and also windows in kitchen and over open stairs that face the Bay. I found the high captain chairs on the decks a treat, since I could see over the railings! Has a powder room on this main level. The internet and cell phone service work well, which is not always the case on CSB. Great spot on the beach for watching the daily dolphin parade. They came so close to the beach! We ate at Sandy Bucket twice and at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Great shrimp at both. Wonderful quality BBQ at Sandy Bucket, better quality meat than at my favorite BBQ places in Birmingham. Live music at the Raw Bar. Just a fun place, even in the rain. The Trading Post has everything you need and the Hunt Brothers pizzas are actually a good thin crust pizza. Visit the State Park for sure. The shops on Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe are fun to go through. Theresa has a very nice book in house that describes restaurants and things to do in the area. There are also magazines, crossword puzzle books, and some games. There are multiple TVs (although we only turned it on once). Seems the cable channels differ on each of the TVs, so this was a little confusing, but we found what we wanted to watch. This is one of my very favorite places to stay. Theresa was easy and pleasant to work with.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the boardwalk?
50 feet with stairs at the end
Are the beaches pet friendly to?
Yes, gulf county does have a leash law and dogs must be leashed at all times and we do require for all to scoop the poo
I must first start by saying that Terri and Teresa are a big part of having a perfect week. They go above and beyond to accommodate their guest, and we really appreciate all their hard work. The best part is when they post the rate on their homes, it is all inclusive. That means a lot because there is no sticker shock with lots of surprise fees that have been added in to get to the grand total. I wish every person and/or management company would make this a common practice. McCosh is a lovely home with a great beach access. I think that the reversed floor plan does makes it seem like there are a lot of stairs, but there are no more stairs then the usual beach home. The home was very clean and everything was in good condition. There was also plenty of parking. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to renting from Teresa’s Beach Rentals again soon.
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: October 20, 2020
Loved this beach home. It is situated perfectly in the middle of Cape San Blas right on the beach. The shared pool was awesome for the teens in the evening and was well maintained. So convenient to have Scallop Cove 2 blocks away for quick items that were forgotten. Loved that the main balcony was on the top floor. We had awesome views and nice ocean breezes. We are already planning our visit to this home in 2021.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: October 20, 2020
Great Space and Wonderful Views!
We stayed at McCosh for a week this July (2020). The space was perfect for our small group, the porches came in SO handy when we didn't want to be on the actual beach (it was just like being down there, but without the sand!), and the place was very clean and well arranged. Having access to the pool was also nice on the days there were double red flags out (thanks, Hannah) although the beach was RIGHT THERE and everyone on it seemed to be nicely adhering to social distancing.I do want to address one thing: those STAIRS that people keep mentioning! There are a lot of stairs, but there are actually no more than in any other house we have stayed in--this house is just arranged differently. Since the living area is on the top floor (for the best views while you're awake to SEE them!), it means that you have to go up and down all 3 flights more often. When the living area is on the middle floor, you only have to go down one flight to go out and aren't accessing all 3 levels as often. The main problem that I had with this layout was that I was always saying "I'm going up to the bedroom for..." and being corrected by my 9 YO grandson "I think you mean DOWN..." Whoever had the idea to put the 1/2 bath on the ground level is a genius. The Kitchen/Dining/LR layout was very spacious and the DR table was great for lots of different activities. The little front deck was just right certain times of the day when the gulf-side ones were too hot. Another nice little perk! We've stayed in other houses on CSB, and this one was right up there with our favorites.
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 27, 2020
Pam, thank you so much for your review. I am thankful that a guest has finally written about the reason the stairs seem to be written about so often on this home. The inverted floor plan has definitely caught on and is more of the norm these days meaning you have the best views from the kitchen/living room instead of the bedrooms. I agree, it's worth the walk!
We enjoyed our stay !!! The home was nice, the only bad thing was all the stairs. If you are young they would be fine. But we have a 13 year old small dog , that weighs 20 lbs that had to be carried up and down them . So that was rough !! With setting up our rental , Terri was very helpful and nice .
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: December 09, 2019
Hi Donna, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Stairs are an unfortunate part about living at the coast. We have to build our houses up to protect them against our environment which does unfortunately mean stairs. Next time maybe we can help you find a home with an elevator to make your trip that much more enjoyable.
Beach front, great view, all you need
We stayed over fall break in October. The home was clean and well kept. Views from both porches facing the gulf were wonderful. Sunrise from the kitchen window or small back deck. Just steps till your toes are in the sand from the house. We needed to lock the toy closet outside to store bikes and Teresa was quickly on top of having someone come to rekey us a lock. There are A LOT of stairs that is probably my only real complaint, however we knew that going in. The kitchen had everything you needed. The house has a community pool in case you need a break from the sand. Quick walk to Scallop cove or Trading post stores and 5 minute drive to the State Park. We were there during the beach renourishment and the beach is just as beautiful as before the hurricane.
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: December 05, 2019
Michelle, I don't even know where to begin thanking you for your stay! You all were absolutely wonderful and I am so thankful for your flexibility when the renourishment speed up so quickly and then effected you. Thank you for your patience and understanding this year! We look so forward to having you back again in the future. This time without as many tractors! :) Merry Christmas!
We had a really great time at McCosh house! It was just what we were looking for giving us respite from the effects of Hurricane Michael in our home area. The view was gorgeous and enjoyed the time walking on the beach with our beloved dog,
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: September 30, 2019
Our family stayed for 1 week at McCosh Beach House and it was wonderful. The ocean views from the decks were awesome (as were the deck chairs). The entire home was very clean and well stocked. The kitchen was great and had plenty of pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc., etc., etc.......The Trading Post down the road had a little bit of everything you might need. Everyone on the cape was super friendly to us and our dogs. The only complaint would be the biting flies that came by for a visit. The guys at the General Store said to buy the Australian Gold Spray Gel Bronzer - crazy, but it worked - all was well. Oh yeah - the beach was beautiful.
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: September 27, 2019
Wonderful week at McCosh!
This was our 4th time staying on Cape San Blas and our second time at McCosh. We absolutely love McCosh!! Staying here we have a front seat view every evening for sunsets and in the morning you can sit on the back deck for sunrises. The pool is only a few steps away and also Scallop Cove is only a short walk. It's perfect and we couldn't imagine staying anywhere else! We were so sad when hurricane Michael hit and our trip got canceled last year but we couldn't wait to get there this year. The Cape and the surrounding areas are still as beautiful as before. We can't wait to book our next trip.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 23, 2019
Perfect Beach Location!
McCosh is in a fantastic location. It is steps away from the beach! You can easily move from the beach to the house with ease. This is perfect for travelling with families. The decks are terrific, lending unparalleled sunset views. I recall grilling one evening on the provided charcoal grill. I am grilling fresh fish from the St. Joe Shrimp company(less than a mile away), with a direct view steps away of crashing waves, thinking this is as good as it gets.Teresa's Beach Homes is perhaps the best rental company I have ever utilized. Terri and Teresa know the area better than anyone. They give fantastic service and even better advice. I would tell you that I would not hesitate to do business with them again.The house is terrific, very nice furnishings and a great floor plan.The house is top shelf, location is even better and with Terri and Teresa to work with, I don't think there is any reason that you would not have the best vacation ever!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 08, 2019
Saved our vacation!
McCosh is a lovely house in a great location. Terri, the property manager, reached out to me after seeing that my vacation rental cancelled on me at the very last minute due to not having repairs completed post-hurricane and we are so glad that she did! There are two large and very spacious decks from which to enjoy views of the gulf. The home itself is right on the water and it was just a few steps from our door to our spot on the sand. One of the things I loved about the house was the half bath on the ground floor level. It made trips to the bathroom from the beach quick and easy. The kids really enjoyed the pool and I appreciated the fact that I could see the pool from my kitchen window and the deck on the rear of the house that actually overlooked the pool. The back deck was also a great spot to watch the sunrise over the bay in the mornings. Large windows and lots of glass doors let in lots of natural light as well as the spectacular views. The mattresses are brand new and very firm. We brought memory foam toppers from home because we like softer beds. One thing to note is that there are quite a few stairs and they are tiled. Just something to keep in mind if you're traveling companion has mobility issues. Overall we loved the house and would recommend it wholeheartedly!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 16, 2019
Love me “my” cape
This is our third or fourth time staying at McCosh. I love the location, being across the street from Scallop Cove, we can walk if we need food or bait, etc. The house is very comfortable and the views are amazing! Although it was sad to see what Michael did to the dunes, it sure was an easy walk to the beach. I have been coming to the cape for at least ten years and I always rent from Teresa and Terri. They are very knowledgeable and their service is excellent! I love that they require a smaller down payment when booking and that their prices are all inclusive. Very irritating when some companies charge a bedding fee, a cleaning fee, etc. And I think they’re prices might actually be less than the other rental companies for comparable houses (hope they don’t notice that comment
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 22, 2019
Haha! No worried Karen. Our goal is to provide better customer service at obtainable prices to keep our loyal repeat guests year after year. That's why we've started giving out loyalty discount and referral discounts so that we can keep the prices as obtainable for our repeat guests for as long as possible while the market changes around us. We're not out to make every one rich, but rather just to pay the bills and put food on tables :)
So happy we did this...
We returned to this little piece of heaven the first week of March, a little nervous about what we might find. We have stayed at McCosh several times and love the location on the Cape, the cozy circle of 6 homes sharing a pool, the immediate beach access and of course, the home itself. With just the two of us and our beach-loving dog being able to step outside, walk 10 feet and be on sand is just about the most perfect situation imaginable. The house is kept to immaculate standards, has everything we need for a week (or a month) and plenty of space to spread out and relax. The decks are spacious with magical views of the gulf from one side, the bay from the other. Aside from minor paint bruises, McCosh escaped serious damage from Michael. The view from the ground is quite changed because the dune is gone (for now) and you can see the water directly from the parking area under the house. Mother Nature will fix that in her own time but meanwhile there is something spectacular and oh, so special about that wide open vista.
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: April 03, 2019
Judith, We are so glad that you were able to join us this March. Thank you for your continued loyalty to our area and contributing to the recovery effort!
Once again, we had a wonderful time in Cape San Blas. We have rented with Teresa’s Beach homes before but this was our first stay at McCosh. McCosh is a very beautiful, well appointed home directly on the beach with striking views from the front facing the gulf side and the back facing the pool area and the bay. The large windows & back deck offered us the morning sunrises while the front of the house has spectacular views of the gulf and huge decks on each level to relax on to watch the incredible sunsets ( Cape sunsets are AMAZING).. The home is spacious, updated, organized, clean and very open. The kitchen arrangement was perfect and we very much enjoyed cooking dinner every night and then retreating to the deck to watch the sun go down. I also want to note that the floor plan was nice. The 2nd level actually has the bedrooms whereas the 3rd level is the main living area with the living room and kitchen so you can have the best views from the upper deck. Myself, my husband and our two dogs enjoyed this home and the wonderful service that Teresas Beach Homes offers very much. Thank you!
Stayed: March 2019Submitted: March 19, 2019
Cindy, thank you so much for your well thought out review! I enjoyed having you back again this year and look forward to having you back for many years to come. Thank you for supporting our area!
My family and I loved McCosh. The teenagers enjoyed the pool and being close to the store. They went daily and got an ice cream. The house was very clean and the views from the covered decks was spectacular. We will definitely be going back to this house,
Stayed: April 2017Submitted: January 04, 2019