Great Escape- Gulf Front, Pet Friendly, Screened-in&sun decks, Private Boardwalk

Great Escapes private boardwalk
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Great Escapes private boardwalk

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Pool: No

***Rental ready following the hurricane starting January 2019***

Great Escape - Gulf Front 2 bedroom, 2 full baths. Our Great Escape beach cottage is not only perfect for a couple looking for some quiet together time at the beach, it's also prefect for two couples sharing a vacation or a smaller family group during prime rental weeks; it is a great value for a true Gulf Front vacation rental home. Great Escape is directly on the beach and has fantastic views! Sleeps 6.

Great Escape has two queen bedrooms, and the gulf front queen master has a private bath. It also has a sofa sleeper in the living room.

There is a screened deck off the living room and gulf front master bedroom, an additional sun deck and a screened area under the home. The beach in front of Great Escape is wide, has the northern Cape's beautiful white powder sand and of course, the northern Cape's beautiful western sunsets

Great Escape also has a whole home cell phone signal booster that we are having approx a 90% success rate with most cell phone providers. We cannot promise you'll have good cell service, but it's working for most people.

Unique Benefits

Gulf front, screened and sun decks. Good rates for this special little cottage everyone loves!

Why Kids Love It

It's at the beach!

Area Information

Cape San Blas FL is a very special place. Most fall in love with it the first time they visit. Many of our past guest have now bought homes here. We have the gulf of mexico on one side and the bay on the other. Most any home you rent you can see both bodies of water from.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

The Trading Post!Fresh Donuts, hand dipped ice cream, take out pizza, sandwiches, adult beverages - small grocery.
St Joe Shrimp Co - get the fresh catch of the day!

Favorite Places To Eat

St Joe Shrimp Co will steam your shrimp or take out pizza /subs from trading post are within walking distance. All good restaurants in Port St Joe 20 minute dr or Apalachicola 30 minutes drive.

Inside Scoop

The Trading Post is the hub of the Cape. Small grocery, liquor store. Happy Cabanas will deliver your chair/cabana daily. San Flea rentals has kayak, paddle boards, bikes and more. All very close to the home.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Beach Chairs
    • Beachfront
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Property Manager
    • Non-Smoking
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Porch
    • Screen Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Snorkeling
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (< 1 mile)
    • Kayaking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Hiking
      (4 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (5 miles)
    • Park
      (5 miles)
    • Boating
      (12 miles)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (12 miles)
    • Sailing
      (12 miles)
    • Scuba Diving
      (12 miles)
    • Shopping Area
      (12 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Beautiful Gulf Front views
Whole Home cell phone signal booster
Master bedroom #1 is gulf front with great views
Large Gulf Front screened and covered Deck.
Additional Gulf Front sun deck
Outside charcoal Grill
Sunsets so Beautiful, they become a daily "Must Do"

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 23 2020 - Aug 01 2020
$3,198 7 nights
Aug 01 2020 - Aug 08 2020
$2,699 7 nights
Aug 08 2020 - Aug 29 2020
$1,999 7 nights
Aug 29 2020 - Oct 17 2020
$2,296 7 nights
Oct 19 2020 - Nov 23 2020
$1,697 7 nights

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Fees:

Pet Fee: $100

Notes:

Rates include cleaning and taxes. Pet fee is additional $100. Dogs only

Sat to Sat rental -- Checkin 4 pm ET Out 10 am ET

We require $500 down, multiple weeks $1000 down with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival

Availability

Last updated on May 25, 2020

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Map

Nearest Airport: Panama City - 60 miles
Nearest Bar: Scallop Republic - 6 miles
Nearest Golf: St Joe Country Club - 10 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Peachy's Beach Eats - 200 yards

Owner Info

Teresa's Beach Homes

Teresa's Beach Homes

Speaks: English

Calendar last updated: May 25, 2020

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Great Escape Website
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Photos

  • Great Escapes private boardwalk
    Great Escapes private boardwalk
  • Sunsets are right in front of you
    Sunsets are right in front of you
  • Great Escape
    Great Escape
  • Kitchen dining area
    Kitchen dining area
  • Kitchen dining area
    Kitchen dining area
  • Looking from kitchen towards living
    Looking from kitchen towards living
  • Living area looking towards bedrooms
    Living area looking towards bedrooms
  • Living area
    Living area
  • Living area has a great view of the water
    Living area has a great view of the water
  • Screen deck
    Screen deck
  • Master queen
    Master queen
  • Master queen has great views
    Master queen has great views
  • Master queens private bath
    Master queens private bath
  • Sunsets that will take your breath away
    Sunsets that will take your breath away
  • Queen back bedroom
    Queen back bedroom
  • Queen back bedroom
    Queen back bedroom
  • shared bath in hall
    shared bath in hall
  • Beach
    Beach
  • the stairs have been rebuilt
    the stairs have been rebuilt
  • Great Escape January 2019
    Great Escape January 2019
  • ground level screen area
    ground level screen area
  • entry level
    entry level
  • hot/cold outdoor shower
    hot/cold outdoor shower
  • North Cape San Blas Beaches January 2019
    North Cape San Blas Beaches January 2019
  • Great Escape beach
    Great Escape beach
  • Very nice pompano caught in front of Great Escape
    Very nice pompano caught in front of Great Escape
  • Seaturtle hatchling
    Seaturtle hatchling
  • play in the sand
    play in the sand
  • Sailboat sailing by
    Sailboat sailing by
  • Great Escape from rear Pre Hurricane 2018, no more lattice at the moment
    Great Escape from rear Pre Hurricane 2018, no more lattice at the moment
  • New boardwalk post storm/beach renorishment 12/13/19
    New boardwalk post storm/beach renorishment 12/13/19
  • New boardwalk post storm/beach norishment 12/13/19
    New boardwalk post storm/beach norishment 12/13/19
  • New boardwalk post storm/beach norishment 12/13/2019
    New boardwalk post storm/beach norishment 12/13/2019

Reviews

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Views, sunset,direct beach access, cute little home, pet friendly, closed screen porch.

The location is very good for families who want to just get away from everything. The beach is clean, even though it's pet friendly, we did not find any pet droppings on the beach. The house was clean and very welcoming. Booking was easy and the owners were great to! the screen back porch was wonderful not only for us, but for our dog.I would come back in the future but would absolutely have my Bug Spray. I'm from Tennessee and we don't have these little bugs that you can't even see. The NO-See-Ums I have never in my life experienced something so bad to me! my family got a bite or two but I was eaten up! I actually have scars from those little suckers!! my advice is to wear bug spray or cactus juice ( I learned about cactus juice at the post next door) wich BTW is wonderful and has everything you could imagine including food !! The experience was awesome relaxing and we had plenty of room for our family of 4 and little dog. parking was awesome! both cars were in a carport.The water and views and the beach are all we go for anyways. and it met all of our expectations!take your bicycles, its not far from the park. FYI you have to pay to get in, but the funds are for the park and to keep it clean and welcoming (very understanding) :)

Stayed: Submitted: December 05, 2019

Owner response

Saundra, I'm glad you thoroughly enjoyed staying at Great Escape and sorry to hear that the No See Um were your biggest fan during the week. I hope next trip in you will know what to expect and can enjoy your time a little better without any bug bites.

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Much needed rest...

Great Escape was absolutely lovely. Cozy, clean and spectacular views. This was our first year coming to the Cape during Thanksgiving (we have been coming in the summer for over 30 years) and I think I actually prefer it in November! Cool mornings and warm afternoons. We love that we can bring our dogs, because they are family too! Be sure to bring dog beds if you have a fur baby with you so they will have a comfy spot. Teresa's Beach Homes is a wonderful company to do business with. They are warm, friendly and prompt to respond to any questions you may have. I highly recommend them.

Stayed: Submitted: December 05, 2019

Owner response

Kathleen, we were so glad to have you back again. We look forward to many more trips to come. November really is a wonderful time to be in our area. Best of both season in my opinion!

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It is a great escape from all the hassle of this busy world ,

If you want to truly unhook from the busy world for a while, this is the place for you.. The house is lovely with beautiful view of the beach. It is quiet, with only the sound of the gulf. We will certainly come back here again!

Stayed: Submitted: October 08, 2019

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Home Away From Home

This was our second year staying in this home, can’t wait to get back to Great Escape next Year!! Perfectly located, fully equipped kitchen. We love the deck, screened in porch. It truly feels like our home away from home. We missed it as soon as we pulled onto the road to drive home.

Stayed: Submitted: September 25, 2019

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Great week

We loved Great Escape. It was perfect for us and so close to the water. Sunsets were amazing and we look forward to returning.

Stayed: Submitted: August 25, 2019

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Three years straight

This was our 3rd stay in the Great Escape. The views were amazing as usual. Ate breakfast outside every morning. We love this place and hope to be back next year. The 4 legged babies love it as well. Work continues in the area but it is a small inconvenience compared to the beauty of the cape. Can't wait till next year!!!!

Stayed: Submitted: July 05, 2019

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Steps to the beach - It is a "Great Escape"!

First of all, this is the perfect cottage on the beach - big enough for two couples to have plenty of space. Each bedroom has its own bath. The kitchen is clean and well stocked. The screened-in porches are the icing on the cake. The parking space is good for 2 large vehicles. We have been coming to the Cape for about 20 years, and this is one of the best places that we have stayed in. We cook a lot, so when we found the oven was not heating properly, we put in a call to Terri, and she immediately responded. By the next day we had biscuits for breakfast! From the initial contact, we got the overwhelming feeling that we would be taken care of. We were a little concerned about the aftermath of Hurricane Michael after we heard about and saw some of the devastation - and while there are several places still patching up, for the most part all of the debris has been picked up. The beach area is fine. They were working on the roads, but it looked like all of that will be done soon. We shopped at Piggly Wiggly in town, but honestly could find most everything we needed at the Trading Post very close to the Great Escape. We love to go into Port St. Joe for shopping and good seafood and Mexican food and to Apalachicola for some shopping and good food at The Grill and The Owl. We will be back to the Great Escape.

Stayed: Submitted: May 28, 2019

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Great House, Great Managment

This is a wonderful house for a couple! It is well updated, has a great layout and was super clean. Terri at Teresa's Beach Homes was wonderful to deal with, from the initial inquiry all the way through our stay. We would most definitely book this home again, and will be using Teresa's Beach Homes in the future.

Stayed: Submitted: May 06, 2019

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Perfect location, beautiful beach and pet friendly house!

What a great house in a perfect location...has it's own private boardwalk directly to the beach. Loved having the option to choose to watch sunsets from either the screened porch or the sundeck. Wouldn't change a thing, look forward to our next visit!

Stayed: Submitted: May 05, 2019

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The best vacation escape is at Great Escape beach house!

Cape San Blas beaches are outstanding and the best way to visit them is by staying at Great Escape. My boyfriend and I have stayed at Great Escape before and really enjoyed returning for another stay. This place is wonderful, right on the beach and Teresa and Terri are the best host making sure everything is perfect at the beach house. We have stayed at several of Teresa‘s Beach homes over the years and will definitely continue to stay at them. They have everything you need to make your visit and vacation one in 1 million. Even though there is still quite a bit of recovery efforts and rebuilding happening around Cape San Blas and Port Saint Joe our vacation post hurricane Michael was still wonderful. We look forward to our next visit and to stay at Great Escape.

Stayed: Submitted: April 24, 2019

Owner response

Katherine, We were so glad to have you back. I'm glad you were able to stay both weeks this time rather than being rushed out by an unwelcome storm! We look forward to having you back in the future. Thank you for letting us replace the fridge while you in. We are so thankful for wonderful renters like you!

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Wonderful

Great Escape is the perfect size and location for one or two couples or small family. It is clean and well furnished. The neighbors are friendly and helpful. Teresa, Chris and Terri are helpful, kind and want you to enjoy your vacation. The area is still amazing. Yes, there is damage but your visit will not be impacted - it is still the best vacation spot of all. The locals are working hard, Mother Nature is also. The hurricane is no reason to not visit. The hurricane is another reason to visit - you will be part of the rebuilding process and have fun doing it.

Stayed: Submitted: April 24, 2019

Owner response

Rose Marie, it is always a pleasure working with you. Thank you for supporting our community and our business. We really are glad to have loyal repeat renters like you!

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Perfect beach front location for our family

We loved Great Escape. It was perfect for our family of 4 and dog. The view was spectacular and it was convenient to everything. Looking forward to coming back in the future.

Stayed: Submitted: April 08, 2019

Owner response

John, it was so great having you back again this year. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for staying and leaving a review. We appreciate your business!

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Great Escape is truly a great escape.

Easy on and easy off the cape and close to Apalachicola and Port St. Joe. White sand beach at the door step and plenty of sunshine. The house was immaculately clean and well kept. The added bonus of being able to have my land lubber dog turn into a surf loving salt water nut was an added bonus. Would be at the top of the list for a return visit.

Stayed: Submitted: April 01, 2019

Owner response

Peggy, thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to helping you book future visits with us!

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Great vacation rental

Loved the little house - loved the location. You can walk to the shrimp company for steamed shrimp or fresh seafood for lunch or dinner, to the donut shop, ice cream shop and the trading post. There is not a bad thing to say about the house we rented, Great Escape, it has everything you need including beautiful sunsets. Teresa and Chris and Terri are great to work with and go above and beyond to make sure things are right in your rental. You will not be disappointed - fun little rental.

Stayed: Submitted: March 19, 2019

Owner response

Rose Marie, thank you so much for this wonderful review. I'm glad you all had such an amazing time at Great Escape and we look forward to having you back soon!

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The GREAT Great Escape

The Great Escape is perfect in every way. The views from the screened in porch or the sun deck can't be beat. No detail has been overlooked to make it the perfect home away from home. This house has a hose on the boardwalk , an outdoor shower, and every kitchen item needed to cook your own meals (including a crockpot)! The location on the Cape can't be beat for a quick walk to grab morning donuts or evening ice cream! 2019 will be our 6th time staying in this great home and Teresa's Beach Homes help make reservations a breeze! They and their crew keep us coming back year after year!

Stayed: Submitted: January 08, 2019

Owner response

Kelly, I am so happy to be able to help you and your family come back to the Cape year after year! So glad to have you, the family, and the dogs each year.

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Great Escape

This is a great place to stay on the cape! The sunrise/sunset are both amazing. I have stayed here at this Pet friendly Home twice and just made reservations for a third time. The house has everything you need to park your car for the week or is a great location if you want to get out and about!

Stayed: Submitted: January 05, 2019

Owner response

Stephanie, thank you so much for your review. We look forward to having you back again this year!

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