About this rental
4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Sleeps up to 12.
Location: North Cape San Blas / St Joseph Peninsula
Distance to Beach: 300ft via community boardwalk only
Rents: Saturday – Saturday
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sandy Footprints is a Gulf view home located on the extreme north end of St Joseph Peninsula, better known as the “North Cape.” It comes complete with one of our largest private heated pools with built in seats, a wonderful gas grill outdoor kitchen, large outdoor storage closet, plenty of parking, and a street that only has 4 total homes.
Sandy Footprints is located less than an eighth of a mile from the entrance to T.H. Stone Memorial State Park or “The State Park.” This means you might catch views of deer feeding on the vegetation or will have access to the boat ramp if you bring your boat. The boardwalk to the beach is directly in front of Sandy Footprints and shared by the 4 homes on the street. The white sandy beaches of Cape San Blas are only 300ft from Sandy Footprints.
The owners of Sandy Footprints rented beach homes for their family vacations for many years so they know how important a nicely furnished, well maintained, and fully stocked beach home is to the overall enjoyment of your family’s vacation.
Need room to also park your boat? – there is plenty of easy access and turn around parking space available at Sandy Footprints!
Sandy Footprints will be undergoing a mini renovation in the Fall of 2022 to replace the roof, couches, and upgrade a few other items throughout the home. Stay tuned for updates!
Location: North Cape San Blas / St Joseph Peninsula
Distance to Beach: 300ft via community boardwalk only
Rents: Saturday – Saturday
Pet Friendly: Yes
Driving Distance To:
St Joseph State Park – 1 minute
Downtown Port St Joe – 27 minutes
Historic Apalachicola – 39 minutes
Mexico Beach – 40 minutes
Panama City – 1 hour 11 minutes
Panama City Beach – 1 hour 26 minutes
*Private pool is heated, as needed, from March – Thanksgiving weather permitting.
Largest private heated pool!
Why Kids Love It
Attractions Within Walking Distance
St Joseph State Park
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Good Views of Gulf of Mexico
Large Private Heated Pool with lots of loungers
Whole Home Cell Phone Signal Booster
Gas Grill and outside fridge in outdoor kitchen
2 large covered decks with furnishings
High chair provided for the little ones
Central heat and air
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 11 - Apr 15 2023
Apr 15 - May 13 2023
May 13 - May 20 2023
May 20 - Aug 12 2023
Aug 06 - Aug 13 2023
Pet Fee: $100
Repeat Renter Discount: $-100
Rates are all inclusive totals, including taxes, with the exception of pet fees and repeat discount, if applicable.
Pet fee is additional $100. Dogs only. Repeat discount is $100.
Saturday to Saturday Rental
Check-in: 4:00 pm EST
Check-out: 10:00 am EST
*Holiday Weeks 2021 will run from Sunday-Sunday due to Christmas and New Year's Day being a Saturday.
Down Payment Requirements:
1-13 Days: $500 down payment with remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
14-21 Days: $1000 down payment with remaining balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
22+ Days: Half down with remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
The down payment is part of your total cost.
Advance payments will not be refunded for cancellations unless the home is re-rented for the same time period. If the property re-rents a $150 cancellation fee plus any difference in rental revenue will be deducted from your refund amount. If the property does not re-rent all advance payment(s) will be forfeit. We do not refund for inclement weather, nearby construction, or any act(s) of God with the exception of ordered mandatory evacuation nights due to hurricanes.
Pool heat is available from March – Thanksgiving weekend, as needed, at no extra cost. Pools are heated to 84-86 degrees, as needed, weather permitting. Once pools are maintaining 86 degrees in the spring, pool heaters are turned off until they’re needed in the fall. Pool heaters may not be able to fully heat the pool if the weather conditions are below 60 degrees at night and/or it is cloudy, excessively rainy, or windy. Refunds are not provided for pool heat performance.
Please visit our website for more information and policies.
Last updated March 31, 2023
Hosted by Teresa's Beach Homes
Member since 2018
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CLICK HERE - Sandy Footprints website
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We have so many reviews we cannot possibly post all but you can go to our website and see scanned handwritten reviews from our guestbook - we can only do this periodically because it is so time consuming but we have some great ones!
he house was incredible. The beach was not crowded and great for the kids. We will definitely be back.
Such a nice place to stay. Home, pool,beach very nice. Loved that the home only had 2 close neighbors. Will stay here again for sure. Do not hesitate to make this your vacation destination
Sandy Footprints was the perfect place for our family! The house was very clean, well equipped, so bright and cheerful! The pool, the beach, the house, the weather, the fishing, the privacy- it all was perfect! Teresa and Terri took great care of us with their cheerful communication and quick responses. We highly recommend this house and booking with these charming ladies!
The perfect house in the perfect location. It is a beautiful, clean, comfortable, well appointed home, equipped with everything you would find in your own house. The open concept of the kitchen, dining and living areas, along with the high ceilings, give Sandy Footprints a wonderful openness while still feeling homey. You don't have to bring a thing, the huge kitchen has everything, right down to the spices. Several people could prepare food in the kitchen without the usual '”hip checks”.' All of this opens onto a huge deck, wonderful for morning coffee and any meal. We spent a good deal of time on the deck, warm breezes and sunshine from dawn until dusk Being from a northern climate, we realized we gained almost two hours of extra daylight which translated into more time outside. The bedrooms on the second floor have fabulous views. We could get out of bed, take a few steps and be on another huge deck, sit in the lounge chairs, listen to the surf and take the time to watch the seagulls playing in the wind. While my husband headed out to golf or fish, I set up my easel for painting my landscapes on that deck, there is so much room. The outdoor kitchen was a bonus for us, the barbecue and sitting area was perfect for lunch after we returned from the beach. When we wanted to be busy, there was the Shrimp-fest, Eagle seminar, kayaking, the Oyster-fest in Apalachicola, sunset cruises, joining the library book sale, Gumbo-fest in Mexico Beach. We made new friends at the St. Josephs spaghetti dinner fund raiser. Saturdays we went to the market and found gifts and goodies for friends and family. Toured the impressive St. Joseph State Park. Walking on the clean, white beach everyday, anytime, collecting shell treasures was the best of everything. The warm sand seeping into your sandals, the smell and taste of the Gulf soothing your soul. The quality of our lives is so much better at Sandy Footprints. As first time Florida travellers, we had no idea what to expect. Teresa's Beach Homes family patiently walked us through the process and took such good care of us. If it wasn't for this fabulous pet friendly home and wonderful family business, we never would have been able to have this “dream come true” vacation. We would never stay anywhere else, we can't wait to go back next year.
First and foremost, booking Sand Footprints was incredibly easy. Terri and Teresa kept an excellent line of communication with us from when we booked, to when we were staying there all the way until after we left. After staying there, I can't thank you ladies enough that you share this amazing place with other people. I've never seen a more beautiful place! We weren't sure what to expect since neither of us had ever heard of Cape San Blas / Port St Joe, but we thought we would try it out. Zero regrets! It is clean, quiet, secluded, beautiful and everyone was incredibly welcoming. It is an EXTREMELY dog friendly area too, which is great! The home is located well up into the northern region of the Cape San Blas peninsula in Port St Joe. We had the chance to drive up the coast a couple of times and also walk the beach in each direction multiple times. After seeing much of what Cape San Blas has to offer, we agreed 100% we had one of the best locations and houses. We spent probably 4 nights grilling downstairs in the outdoor kitchen area (amazing), and although we had a couple cool days, we did get a chance to swim in the heated pool a few times too (which almost no other house has a private pool that we saw). Upstairs on the main floor you have a wide open floor plan with the living room and dining area all open to the kitchen. A nice big walkout deck was good to have for hanging out, which we did everyday, and the stairs from the deck that led to the outdoor kitchen and pool were very convenient. The top floor, The master bedroom was perfect size and had another big walkout deck. From the top deck you could watch the sunset and check the water out in the daytime. Great views and a feeling of serenity up there. Honestly, overall, the house was so great it was hard to leave when we were going down to the water. You have great privacy because your neighbors are set up to be in the back of the house towards the water like you are. The only thing I would caution to anyone is to be ready to conquer some stairs. This should be nothing new to anyone who knows beach houses, but we were rookies. :) If you are looking for shopping and bars, this might not be the best choice. But if you are looking for a peaceful, quiet getaway - you found it. It was a mostly older crowd, but my girlfriend and I loved it (We're in our 30's). Sandy Footprints was a beautiful home and we think we made a great decision booking it. We hope you find it as memorable as we did.
This home is perfect it is well equipped with every type of kitchen item you may need. The private heated swimming pool was very nice, It has a very nice outdoor kitchen with a gas grill and a charcoal weber grill. With only a few steps to the great beach. ,We have stay here for two years in a row and will be back next year. Teresa is like the greatest she will help you with anything you need thanks so much.
5 grands and 5 adults=a GRAND time. We left our own Sandyfootprints everywhere!!! But there were none when we arrived. Everything clean and ready for memories when we drove up. So surprised to see all the fun stuff in the pool closet...lots of sand buckets, kites, boogey boards, chairs and floats. Thanks for whoever left them for all to enjoy. What a great pool!!!! little feet could walk underwater on edge completely around the pool. Such a safety feature. Loved the safety key latch on the pool fence....however a little discipline needed to have little boys not crawl over the fence! Bunk beds for kids and TV a great combo. Baby gates and high chair also a big help!!! Walk to beach so easy and close even for 2 year olds. View of beach from upstairs porch great. Just like well stocked. Lots of heavy duty jellyroll pans made baking a pound of bacon a cinch. Big Electric Skillet was great for frying shrimp and making pancakes. Used Weber grill but BIG gas grill by pool and refrig there too. Enjoyed sweet communication from Teresa and staff...always responded timely. Wifi worked well. Yeah....would love to come back:-
Wow ! what a great place to stay ! My husband and I have rented from Teresa and Terri for several years and they are more than accommodating ! Sandy Footprints is perfect for our large family , my daughter and her family , my husband's son and his family , it's a perfect place for us all to relax and catch up with one another , perfect accommodations , with one bed room and bath on main floor and 3 bedrooms up stairs , perfect kitchen and dinning room , not to mention the heated pool and out door kitchen , Just perfect ! We love this home!
have lost count how many years we have stayed here. The best place on CSB for summer vacation, especially for our grandchildren. The private pool is a lifesaver when vacationing in July. Plenty of room for our family of 11. Always clean. The outdoor cooking area is perfect. We never The the Cape while vacationing here. The icing on the cake is working with Terri and Teresa's Beach Homes. Great folks to work with and always so gracious.
Thank you so much to Terri for being so helpful for our last minute trip! We appreciate that you stayed in contact with us and listened to our needs. Sandy Footprints was great for us & our two dogs, was very clean with lovely decor ( and we are very particular when we rent vacation rentals) kitchen was very large with every amenity that we could ask for, the Sandy Footprints was just a short walk over the boardwalk to the gorgeous beach & had wonderful views of the gulf from the upper deck. The decks were large and spacious with plenty of seating if you have a large group. The outdoor kitchen area and the heated pool were fabulous. This is a great home to for a larger family, but it suited my husband and I with our two dogs just perfectly with plenty of extra space! We had a wonderful and relaxing vacation & will definitely be calling you whenever we come back & we cant wait!! Also, I would like to add that it�s very nice to book with someone that is local to the area and knows each of the homes ( First time we went there we booked through a company that our rental agent was in a different state & couldn�t really give me true advice and we were completely unfamiliar with the area) . Thank You!
Great Birthday Getaway
Teresa's Beach Homes never disappoints! We has a lovely time! Just wish we could have stayed longer! House is comfortable (beds are a bit firm) and well appointed. Location is great...very private even though there are other houses around.
Stayed: February 2022 Submitted: August 09, 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Sandy Footprints! The kitchen had everything we needed and more. The pool was tons of fun after spending the morning at the beach. The proximity to the beach and State Park was wonderful! We have already rebooked for next summer!
Stayed: July 2022 Submitted: July 29, 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed out time at Sandy Footprints. The layout made it easy to spread out, and it was just a short walk to beach (less than 2 mins). Wonderful views from the top deck of the gulf. I really appreciated the grassy area behind the house for the pups. The pool was lovely and warm enough for a quick dip every day when coming in from the beach. We love renting form Teresa's Beach Homes!
Stayed: February 2022 Submitted: March 28, 2022
Great Location on Cape San Blas!
Sandy Footprints was a wonderful location for our family spring break get-away in mid-March! We enjoyed its close proximity to several good restaurants and the Fish Market and to the state park. All of us wanted exercise and just to get away from winter. Long Beach walks, sitting by the heated pool, and enjoying one another was the plan and although the weather could have been better, we achieved our goal and enjoyed the visit to the hilt. The kitchen offered everything needed for cooking, preparing, and serving meals (after we mastered the unusual stove), and the bedrooms and baths were clean and comfortable. No elevator is in the house and a trek over the dunes to get to the beach provided us with with needed exercise, so we saw this as a plus! I only missed the ability to see the sunset from the main floor as two houses in front obstructed the view, and the upstairs porch was rather raw at this early time of the year.
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: March 28, 2022
Loved the house. Had everything needed for a great vacation. The road to the house is not good if you care anything about your vehicle. It was clay with several holes that Held water. A load of gravel would have helped keep it from being muddy. Hopefully they will take care of it if they want people to return.
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: July 12, 2021
Thank you for your review and I'm sorry you had a hard time with the road. We had a large amount of rain during the Summer which caused some pot holes, however, they have since been repaired.
Absolutely great experience. Teresa and Teri are by far the best summer rental agents around. The pool was terrific for the kids. The house is close to the beach so it’s possible to run back and forth to the house. We will be back!
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 12, 2021
Beautiful, quiet beach house!
We stayed for a week and loved the house and heated pool. The beach was quiet even during spring break and filled with shells! My boys loved being able to swim even on cooler days. We had an issue with a thermostat and they were able to get it fixed quickly. We look forward to returning!
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: April 05, 2021
The house is beautiful! Very nicely decorated. We had a wonderful stay. It is very private and it was warm enough to use the pool. Just love the Cape in October and November! Most of all, we love booking with Terri and Teresa and have been for years. We always know what to expect and their prices and service can’t be beat.
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: January 13, 2020
A perfect week in a perfect beach house!
We had such a wonderful stay at the beautiful, comfortable and perfectly appointed Sandy Footprints. The space was exactly the right fit for our group. We used the kitchen for several meals and it was equipped with everything we needed. We spent time in the pool everyday and the short walk to the beach was easy. We had our pups and they loved the house and the covered deck where they watched us as we swam in the pool. We loved the restaurants and stores we visited on cape especially Weber’s Donuts! The piggly wiggly in Port St Joe had everything we needed to stock up for the week. My kids (adult and teen) and the friends they brought all thought it was one of if not the best vacations they had ever been on. Hope to be back!!
Stayed: July 2019 Submitted: December 05, 2019
Cinda, I am so glad that we could help you facilitate one of your best vacations. I hope we can continue to do so for many vacations to come! Thank you.
Nice North Cape home
We had a pleasant week in Sandy Footprints last month, lousy weather and all It's a clean nicely decorated home on North Cape. The master suite was a bit cramped for our tastes, but we''l be back again for our annual May trip since the house next door we normally rent, Bella Vista, is undergoing renovations. I have recommended this house to friends.
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: December 05, 2019
Suzanne, We are so thankful for your continued support of our area. I hate that you are not able to stay in your beloved Bella right now, but hope you will continue to visit and enjoy our area. We look forward to having you back.
Lovely house, great pool!
Beautiful, clean house and a great saltwater pool. Kitchen is more than stocked with cookware, etc. Comfy beds and furniture. We're spoiled for beachfront so we did miss the view. Elevator would be a great addition to an already great house. This was my first rental with Teresa and we were beyond pleased. Had a little garbage disposal issue when we arrived and I'm almost not exaggerating when I say a friendly fellow was knocking on the back door before I hung up the phone. Very proactive and forthright property manager!
Stayed: September 2019 Submitted: October 11, 2019
It was a week of many opportunities.
The views from the decks were outstanding. The upper floor was great with its 3 bedrooms - one of which was a bunk room ... perfect for many small ones or many big ones as well ... the kitchen was large and well equipped ... Being at the end of the cape the silence at night was refreshing. Having your own pool made the whole experience even more special.
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: September 25, 2019
Perfect family beach home
What an amazing week we had at Sandy Footprints;) This is our 7th year vacationing at Cape San Blas and our 1st time at this home. There were 12 of us ranging from 3 months to age 59. It was perfect for each age range & the wonderful large kitchen allowed for some quality family time. The pool was a perfect relaxing spot after playing on the beach. Great bathrooms & bedrooms. No one ever felt crowded. Teresa & Terri were the greatest at communicating & that made preparation for our vacation much easier. They were quick to respond to any questions while we were there. The 2 local businesses we used the most were Trading Post & St Joe Shrimp Co. Prices and items needed were great. We visited the preserve while there & sad to see what damaged occurred but also excited to see how nature added more beauty to the area. Definitely recommend this location if you have a large group that enjoys quality time
Stayed: August 2019 Submitted: August 26, 2019
Awesome Place for an Awesome time
The house was so nice and super clean! The location was perfect! Loved pool and teresa’s help! 100%
Stayed: June 2019 Submitted: June 05, 2019
Tae,Thank you so much for your support of our area. We look forward to having your family back next year.
Perfect pet-friendly beach home
I can't say enough good things about this house; the private pool, the short walk to the beach, pet friendly, and the house itself is just amazing! I've been coming to the Cape for over 10 years and this is by far my favorite place to stay. Just 7 months after the storm the beach is just as lovely and the sunsets are still as breathtaking as ever. Most businesses are back open, things are returning back to normal, and the people are happy to have you there. With that being said this was one of our best vacations yet. I look forward to coming back in a few months to spend another week!
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: May 23, 2019
Laura, I am so thankful for your patience and understanding this year and I am so glad we finally had a year where we didn't have to have a little pow-wow prior to arrival (YAY NO HURRICANES or FLOODING IN SPRING!) Thank you for your continued support through the years and through mother natures mood swings!
Better than new!
Sandy Footprints has been completely rehabbed and is better than new! Fully stocked and furnished with everything for a great vacay. Sunsets from the top deck were awesome! Kitchen is nicely stocked. Beds comfy, WiFi strong, outside fridge is cold, pool was just right. All we needed was more time!!!!
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: May 14, 2019
Tommy, We are so happy to have your support for your multiple vacations each year. Thank you for being such a great loyal guests!
We love this beautiful home!
This is the second year we have stayed at Sandy Footprints and we absolutely love this house! It's very accommodating for large groups and families. The main level is wonderful with a beautiful, well-stocked kitchen, open to the dining and living areas. We love to cook our seafood dinners and the outdoor kitchen is a griller's dream! And the pool is gorgeous! We spend most of our time in the afternoon around the pool. Cape San Blas is just as beautiful today as it was a year ago. The beaches are beautiful and as always the people are warm and friendly. Yes, we did see hurricane damage on our way to and from the house, but that was to be expected. These communities have come a long way in a short amount of time. Our hearts go out to everyone who lost so much and we continue to pray for their recovery. We love this area and can't wait to book our next vacation! Thank you Teresa and Terri for providing such beautiful homes for us to enjoy!
Stayed: April 2019 Submitted: April 24, 2019
Jen, we look forward to having you each year. I have appreciate the phone conversations we have had over the last 2 years of reservations. We appreciate your support and look forward to having you back for many family vacations to come
Wonderful house with pool close to beach.
2nd time we have stayed here. This time was 6 Adults, 4 kids and a baby. Lots of room, 2 different decks off the beach side made for some enjoyable sunsets. Beach was not crowded with plenty of room for Frisbees, campfires at night. Nice board walk from house to beach. Pool is good size and so refreshing after being on the beach all day. We could watch kids play in pool or play basketball from the outdoor kitchen as we grilled up some fresh fish, enjoyed happy hour and reflected on the day. Then up to the top deck to catch the sunset or out to the beach to make s'mores and watch meteor showers and gaze at the milky way. House even has some pool/beach toys you can use. We left our extras too. House was clean and WiFi was fast enough for streaming movies at night. Kitchen is large and has all the essentials. We will be back in 2020 for sure.
Stayed: August 2018 Submitted: January 04, 2019
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