About the Property
Amelia By The Bay is more than just a home - it is a large, private property with a 500'dock, screen house, and 5 bedroom 4 bath home located at the desirable north end of the Cape (NOTE: Dock is shared with one other home).
Amenities are everywhere! Private Pool, hot tub, 500' dock, screen house at the bay, 2 - fire pits, kayaks, paddle boards, 3 in 1 gaming table (cards, craps and dining), and a large private property with loads of parking.
This two story home offers 5 Bedrooms and 4 baths to provide a space for everyone! It has an amenity around every corner. You never have to leave the property to enjoy your stay. Take a look at the pictures! Private Heated Pool (Heated pool is optional for a fee)
Upstairs now has a 3 in 1 gaming table: Dinning table, card table and craps table!
RV spot now available for additional weekly fee. This spot is not rented separately from the home, but can be added during booking to allow additional family or friends with an RV to join you during your stay. Call in advance for details about the RV spot to assure you have the proper length electrical, water and sewer for the location. Basics : 50 amp Service, 3" sewer connection and hose bib.
Great for families with children from toddlers through teens.
Parents: Stop stressing on the Gulf side with your small children and experience the calm, shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay.
Bring your boat - 500' dock with fish-cleaning sink, crab trap at the dock.
Screen house right on bay!
Screened in deck also added.
Paddle boards, kayaks come with the property (no need to rent them)
Families LOVE this property
Quality bedding and comfortable mattresses. (3 Kings,1 Queen, Full and 3-Singles)
Best of both worlds: Bay experience AND short walk to the beach along the "Logger Head Bike and jogging trail (approx 700yds).
Plenty of beach towels provided in addition to all standard linens
Fish, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and scallop (in season)
Pet-friendly for well mannered pets only ($100 pet fee)
Charming décor, clean, well-provisioned kitchen
Bay and pool side fire pit
Perfect Location for the Bay and the Beach. Everyone has access to the Beach, but only a few have access to the Bay. The bay has so much to offer. We add all the amenities: Pool , Hot tub, kayaks, paddle boards, 500' dock, screen house, screened deck, game table and fire pit by the bay!
Why Kids Love It
The bay provides calmer water for the kids to play without having to be concerned about waves and under tow. So many marine life creatures for them to explore from star fish, hermit crabs, blue crabs, horseshoe crabs, scallops, fish, seahorses, blow fish, puffer fish and the list goes on. Not to mention the varieties that go well on the grill, along with sting rays and flounder.
Amelia By The Bay is located in the middle of all the action in Cape San Blas, Fl. We are located on the more desirable north end of the peninsula with one of the longest docks on Bay St. Joseph's. The uncrowded beaches are just across the street. There's something to do for everyone and any age group: Relax on the beach, hang out and spot marine life on the dock, fish, swim, scallop, crab, kayak, Paddle board, hang out in our screen house at the bay, spend the evening at the fire pit by the bay, relax in our 6 person hot tub, or just enjoy the views from the front or rear deck of Amelia By The Bay. Bring your boat and tie off on our dock. Get a permit and drive on the beach with your 4 wheel drive or side by side. Have a meal at the local restaurants, purchase or catch your own seafood for a fun family meal. Head to Port St. Joe or Apalachicola for a day of shopping and dining. Take a hike on one of the several trails on the peninsula. Bike , jog or walk on the Logger Head Trail that passes directly in front of our home.
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Palm park is a great way to access the Gulf of Mexico. This public entrance has ample parking, restrooms, covered area for a picnic, and children's play area. Walk next door to Skully's Low country boil for shrimp, corn and potatoes. The LoggerHead biking , jogging or walking trail passes directly in front of our property.
Favorite Places To Eat
St. Joe Shrimp Co., Skully's , LongBills and the Tradin Post for a quick meal that's close. If you venture into Port St. Joe (15min) there's several options for dining on Reid St. and the area near the Marina. Our Favorite for Mexican is Peppers. We have a full list of places on our website: under the tab, Things To Do. A day trip into Apalachicola will provide you with another large list of restaurants to enjoy.
The Tradin Post is CSB central. Weber's donuts are a hot item in the mornings and the Tradin' Post has a deli with breakfast biscuit and such. There's also ice cream at the Tradin' Post for that afternoon break. Also visit Scallop Cove and their bait shop for rentals, bait and groceries. The state park at the end of CSB is a must see. It has several hiking trails and it's not unusual to see deer while in the park.
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Our main amenities are the 500' Dock, Private Heated Pool, fire pit at the bay, screen house at the bay, 9 kayaks, 3 SUP's, crab trap, 6 person hot tub, outdoor dining, 3 in 1 gaming table (dinning, cards or craps!), hammock, ample parking for auto's and boat/trailer. This is a larger property than you usually find at a beach destination.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
May 21 2022 - Aug 05 2022
Aug 06 2022 - Aug 26 2022
Aug 27 2022 - Oct 07 2022
Oct 08 2022 - Oct 21 2022
Oct 22 2022 - Nov 18 2022
Pet Fee: $100
Cleaning Fee: $350
Damage Deposit: $250
RV Space Rental: $250
Tax Rate: 12%
We are pet friendly for well mannered pets. Pet fee is $100 plus tax. We have a $250 refundable deposit. Pool Heat is optional for an additional fee($200 weekly) you must let us know if you desire pool heating prior to your arrival. We also have an RV hook up that can only be rented with rental of our home. That can also be added at time of check out. Please contact for details on pet and RV rental. The $250 Damage Deposit is refundable after your Stay.
Last updated July 04, 2022
Steve & Susan Devillier
Year Purchased: 2017
About the owner: My husband and I started vacationing in Cape San Blas around 2012. We had never been to the area and ended up staying at Amelia By The Bay. We immediately feel in love with the area and was fortunate enough to purchase Amelia from it's previous owner in mid 2017. We live in Louisiana and know how to eat good food and have a great time with family and friends. The Cape San Blas area just seemed to be a perfect fit.
Why this property? When looking for property on the cape, we wanted to be on the north end and have Bay property with a substantial dock. Amelia By The Bay is one of only a few properties that offer this. 70% of the peninsula is publicly owned, so there's only so much property available for private ownership with the features we were looking for. We love the beach, but after you experience what the dock and bay have to offer, you will want to return with access to the Bay. Our home is an open concept home with room for the entire family. All the amenities to keep everyone happy.
Calendar last updated: July 04, 2022
Guestbook comments from the owner:
This is a great property. Very peaceful. Kids loved it.
The pictures in this case are only half as amazing as this place is in reality!! It truly is the perfect spots of both worlds. As a family of 3 teen boys and two dogs it couldn’t have been anymore perfect! The boys ages 15, 13 and 13 has so much fun with all the activities right there they forgot how mad there were at me when they realized the pool was our very own private oasis and there wouldn’t be “friends” (girls in bikinis) to meet!!! The pool and hot tub area have a covered area with a huge TV and table for movies or music. The husband loved this! The house is clean, plenty of comfy sitting areas, soft sheets and a covered deck with a great view of the bay! Everyday we found more surprises that the owners have for you to use during your stay! The screened hut and fire pit at the dock are perfect. We watched a storm roll in after a day of paddleboards from this spot and were treated with a double rainbow over the bay! Speechless beauty! The walk over to the beach from the house is very short! Honestly there is so little traffic on this beach spot you can be alone!! Like really alone on a beach with your kids and your pups! The owners have a closet with everything: beach toys, chairs, fishing gear... Now it isn’t in a big town. The Piggly Wiggly is the closest grocery (and they don’t sell alcohol...I know I’m still confused on that) however there are places right besides it that sell all your adult beverages. If you plan to eat out remember this is a place that moves at a much slower pace and relax. Overall it was my crew’s favorite beach trip! We are almost afraid to tell everyone how perfect it is here. There is so much to do, it is a very physical vacation spot and also relaxing. Steven and Susan were great at answering questions and truly want everyone to have an amazing time in their home. I read reviews and suggestions before picking their place and they had added or updated everything suggested. It really is the best of beach and bay. Thank you both!
The games, puzzles, and hot tub were a real hit when it started raining. The proximity to the bay and beach were great. We will definitely be coming back.
Just came back from a wonderful vacation at Amelia by the bay. The owners are extremely friendly & always a text away if you have a question. The house is fully equipped with almost everything you need at the beach from beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, kayaks, paddle boards & much more. The screen in porch by the dock is a nice added feature. We set out crab traps at the dock (that came w the house) and had a bunch of crabs & hermit crabs. Raw chicken seemed to work the best in the crab traps.
My husband was extremely happy that he was able to dock his 24ft center console hydrasport at the dock. we had to watch the tide chart on a daily basis as the tide does get very low. If you take a boat make sure you pay attention to the tide chart!! The guys went deep sea fishing & caught king mackerel, sharks & mahi-mahi!
We loved the house & hope to visit again!
On previous trips to CSB we stayed on the gulf side and was looking to see what the Bay side had to offer. Wow, what a surprise. The Dock is a must and the calm crystal clear waters on the bay will keep you occupied for hours. The screen house at the bay is a must of late afternoons. We also spent several nights at the fire pit looking up at the stars. We saw eagles fly over several times during our stay. The hot tub is a great addition to cool off and take in the beauty of the surrounding area. We also enjoyed using the crab traps, kayaks and made our first attempts at paddle boarding! Can't wait to return next year!!!!
There is so much to love about Amelia By The Bay. This was our third stay and we will definitely return. The home is attractive, comfortable and well stocked with anything you can think of to make your stay enjoyable. The store and fish market about a mile away have about anything you could need. We have visited here with extended family with small children and the house is set up well for that too. We love the dock for fishing, and a relaxing place to sit at the end of a day of visiting the beach. The front and back decks also offer a relaxing seat either in the sun or the shade, often eagles and ospreys fly over head. The St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, located nearby at the end of the cape, is a treasure we just love visiting. Experiencing the beauty of Cape San Blas with less of the hustle and bustle of more commercial locations along the Gulf Coast is the reason we love staying at Amelia By The Bay. Steve and Susan couldn't be better hosts to ensure a perfect vacation. We feel pretty lucky to have found this gem and can hardly wait to return!
This was our first visit to Amelia and I have to say it surpassed everything we thought from the photos on the website. It was peaceful, we loved the bay side and the Gulf side which was only a short walk away. Absolutely loved my first experience kayaking in the bay. The shallow water was perfect for our fist time-- no worries! It is a very quiet place but has sidewalks down the road for biking or walking the dog (yep, she was welcome there). Groceries were not too far away for an emergency run with larger stores in a nearby town. There were a few places to eat close by for when we didn't want to cook too. The rooms are large with plenty of space to spread out in the common areas. The decks were great for outdoor cooking and watching the sunrise and sunsets. So was the hot-tub! Overall, this was a lovely get-away and we will return!
I don’t think we could have found a better spot! It was nice to have access to both the bay and the beach. The beach is an easy walk on foot that took us no time to get there. Also, the pier on the bayside is gorgeous! We lit a fire out there on the fire pit and overall I think I might like the bay side a little more than the beach, but we loved having access to both! The house itself is kept well and was clean when we arrived. Everyone slept comfortably and the internet worked fairly well throughout the week. Not much more we could have asked for! Will definitely be coming back!
We had a great time at Amelia on the Bay! The owners were very helpful and checked in on us via phone message once we arrived to make sure everything was going well and if we needed anything. The home was clean, well stocked, and also had a new hot tub! We really enjoyed the use of the paddleboards, kayaks, and crab traps. I recommend to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing vacation!
Amelia is absolutely one of the best homes and locations on Cape San Blas if not the Forgotten Coast! Easy access to both the Gulf and St. Joe Bay. The home is spacious, clean, private and close to everything you’ll need to have a fun vacation. Steve and Susan are very accommodating and committed to making your stay a great one. Amelia is definitely worth checking out!
We stayed at Amelia By the Bay the last of October through the first of November and the weather was in the 70's five of the seven days we were there. The bay was beautiful and clear. Scully's Slow Country Boil is just a block away. The public beach access is just 3/10ths of a mile away. It is dog friendly (must keep your pet on a leash) and our little Cairn loved it. We will definitely consider going back.
Everyone in our group children and adults loved the stay at Amelia. The public access to the beach worked out very well and was more convenient than I expected. i loved the long dock and screen porch that is located right by the bay. I was able to stow all my fishing gear there instead of lugging it from the house. The kayaks and sup's were lots of fun. We hope to plan another stay here in the future... Randy from Tennessee
This rental house is so beautiful with lots to do. It feels like home. They have everything you need to enjoy your time. Enjoy your time kayaking, stand up paddle board, or late night bonfire on the Bay. You can go crabbing and fishing of the Pier. The beach is only a walk away to enjoy with the family, or a romantic walk during the sunset! I am already planning on another trip. Thank yall for a wonderful time!!
Had a great stay. Nicely equipped and clean. A Little shade on the back deck would be nice, but not required. We will definitely consider booking for next year. We really appreciate dog friendly and so did our two labs. We wore them out.
Beautiful home conveniently located near the bay. The dock and kayaks were the highlight of the trip. We loved exploring and seeing all of the wildlife. We paddled about a mile out into the bay and fished. We had a 4 foot hammerhead shark aproach our kayak and a huge turtle not long after. We caught different types of fish and enjoyed them for dinner. The cleaning station on the dock is perfect! The floor plan of the home is ideal and open for families. The kitchen had everything I needed for cooking. The A/C is cold! I was super impressed that this area is not grown up and touristy which was defined a draw! Thank you again for sharing your home.
We had a great vacation at the Amelia on the Bay. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of pots, pans and dishes to cook meals. The bathrooms were also well stocked with plenty of towels as well as beach towels. We loved that there were kayaks and paddle boards to use. We made daily kayaking trips in the bay. We also loved traveling down to the state park to go to the beach and to go snorkeling. All of our family enjoyed our stay.
This is the fourth time my family has stayed here. Perfect location on the beautiful bay and a short walk to the beach. Amelia has plenty of room and is well stocked with kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Cape San Blas is a beautiful place and Amelia by the Bay is the perfect place to stay while you explore the area.
We had an awesome week. The house and amenities left nothing to be desired. We spent most of the week on the bay. Fishing was great with trout and flounder. The dock is perfect for launching kayaks or just enjoying the sun and scenery. We made good use of the kayaks and paddle boards and saved rental fees. We took our own life jackets, but there was no need. Everything was provided. The screened in hammock made a perfect resting place. The house is beautiful, updated, clean and extremely comfortable. Large screened TVs available if you have time for TV, which we didn't. The washer was great, much better than you normally find in vacation homes. It is truly a home with personality. One can tell the owners take great pride in this property. They also check with you during your stay to make sure all is well. That is rare for many rentals. We have been coming to the Cape for 20 years and this is our favorite place on the bay. Plan to return soon!
We had a wonderful week at Amelia on the Bay. I can't say enough about the beauty of the surroundings, tastefully decorated clean home, well-equipped kitchen, provision of beach towels (they take up a lot of room if you are flying in!). The house is spacious- we had 4 people but easily could have accommodated more. The kitchen was a joy to cook in with great pots and pans, lot of dishes and glassware. There were some helpful pantry essentials available- salt and pepper, cooking oil, spices, coffee filters, sugar. Wonderful access to the bay and the screen house, and the walk to the gulf beach is easy as well. Having kayaks and SUP included to use at the house was a huge savings and very fun- last year we stayed at the state park and rented this equipment and it was quite expensive. Proximity to the state park is nice, the bike/ walking trail is right down the driveway (although we could never hear traffic). For those who want to still be tuned in, there is internet and TV, a land line, and good cell phone service. Marcia was delightful to deal with from booking, to confirming, to letting us know the house was available a little longer if we wanted it. I coordinated this trip for me and my husband, and another couple, and they have already asked that I book again for next year.
Had a wonderful time at Amelia. Marcia checked in a couple times to ensure we had everything we needed fora great vacation. Hope to come back again.