About this rental
Be our guest at our beautiful custom built home, Cape Cottage. Our First Tier, Gulf View home is located on the North Cape within walking distance to the Trading Post and has fabulous views of the Gulf from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks, both master suites and all the living areas. It is an easy 50 steps to the sugar white sand and 30 steps to a 18' x 36' semi private pool shared with two other homes. This 2600 square foot home boast 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 baths, large bright living room, and dining room, den(kid zone or 5th bedroom), fireplace(non functional) and elevator and of course free WIFI.
Cape Cottage sleeps 12 comfortably and furnished to make you feel at home. There are two master suites with king-size beds and private baths, the 3rd bedroom has a queen bed, and the 4th bedroom has two x-long twin bunk beds. In addition, there is a 13' x 11' den or (5th bedroom) with TV/DVD and queen size sofa/sleeper. Cape Cottage has plenty of space for gathering and quiet spots for reading. You can relax in the second floor screened-in deck or lounge in the sun on the third floor deck.
Special Features: This home is truly beautiful, you won't be disappointed. We have beach chairs and plenty of beach toys for the kids. The home features an outdoor shower and ground level half bath. Follow along with us on our Cape Cottage FB page or on Instagram at Capecottage.
Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 10:00
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Apr 02 - Apr 07 2023
Apr 08 - Apr 14 2023
Apr 15 - Apr 28 2023
Apr 29 - May 05 2023
May 06 - May 26 2023
Cleaning Fee: $325
Damage Insurance: $50
Damage Insurance: $70
Pet fee: $110
Pet fee: $125
Tax Rate: 12%
Last updated March 31, 2023
Hosted by Mary Margaret Whitfield
Member since 2019
Year Purchased: 2019
About the owner: We are Lee and Mary Margaret Whitfield and we live on Lookout Mountain. We have two grown sons, one sweet daughter in law and two precious granddaughters.
We ‘discovered’ the Cape in 2011 and immediately fell in love. This was the Florida we had been looking for: the forgotten, relaxed Florida. The area is full of families (including ‘fur’ babies) and natural beauty that will take your breath away.
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Guestbook comments from the host:
From the moment we arrived we felt at home and ready for fun. There were 9 of us total. My family of 7 (5 kids ranging from 8 to 17) and my mother and father in law. The home had everything a person needs and could want. The kitchen was so well stocked. We lived being able to cook together without worrying if we had those pan, or that utensil. We made an entire Christmas ham dinner and a green chili stew along with all the other normal meals. The home also has an awesome room with an extra fridge and all the beach toys and chairs one could desire. Seriously- everything. Umbrellas, chairs, floaties, kids, sang this, boogie boards. We were literally less than 100 steps from the house to the beach. It was easy to bring down the beach toys and my in laws (who are older and have mobility issues) were able to easily walk down with us. Speaking of mobility issues- the elevator was super helpful. The kids walked to the testing post every day (that was a highlight of their time at the cape. They love that place!) We loved and they loved that they could walk to get ice cream and donuts and fresh fish. It is in the perfect location! Anyway, I've never left a review this long. The home was just so incredibly perfect. Oh, and the views! This home is in the perfect spot. Also, it has games and movies and puzzles. And- the beds were so great. My husband has back problems and the bed didn't hurt his back at all. It was also great to have 2 "master" bedrooms. This house had so much space and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Last thing- such great communication with the owners. The microwave stopped working, I texted Mary Margaret and she had a new one delivered the next day. Who does that?!!? Seriously impressed!!!
1/2/2022 at 2:50 AM
We had an amazing time.. the property owners were very friendly and helpful from beginning to end! We made the best memories Thank you for having an amazing home that you open to others!!!
9/2/2021 at 10:55 PM
Cape Cottage Review
This was our first time to the Port Saint Joe/Cape San Blas area and it exceeded all of our expectations! Mary Margaret’s house was everything we could have asked for and more…from the view, to the small extras provided, to the pool! Not only did the house earn a 10/10 but Mary Margaret did as well! She went above and beyond to help with any questions we had about the house or the area. I would recommend cape cottage to anyone and we will definitely be back!
Stayed: March 2023 Submitted: March 26, 2023
Thank you Emily! I’m so glad you had fun and enjoyed our beautiful area. We would love to welcome you back anytime.
Great Family Christmas Vacation
This home was a great family / kids/ dog friendly vacation home with easy access to the beautiful beach. It was the most equipped vacation home we have ever rented. Not only was the kitchen fully equipped, they also had beach chairs, beach toys, puzzles, games and even baby gates for each staircase. The elevator was a game changer with the kitchen and one master on the third level. The beds were very comfortable. The bathrooms were all very good sizes. The living space was very comfortable and plenty of room for the toddlers to run around. We loved having a large dining table. The owner was great and available even on Christmas Eve. We would love to rent this house again in the future!!
Stayed: December 2022 Submitted: January 03, 2023
Thank you Karen. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Already looking forward to next year!
This was our second time staying at Cape Cottage and it is our favorite place on the Cape! The house is perfectly situated for large families, and especially multi-generational families. The 2 master suites are great and my mother enjoyed the top level master, which is on the same level as the kitchen/den and allowed her to avoid the stairs most of the day. Of course, the elevator is also available and greatly appreciated for heavy bags and groceries! The views from every room are amazing and we enjoyed the multiple porches. We also appreciate all of the beach gear and toys so we can pack less of our own. The owners are extremely responsive and helpful if you have any issues during your stay. We have already booked the same week next year and cannot wait to have another relaxing family Thanksgiving on the Cape.
Stayed: October 2022 Submitted: November 27, 2022
Thank you Callen for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
Our family enjoyed Cape Cottage
Our family spent much time on the beautiful beach, as it was so close to the house. We loved how well the kitchen was stocked. We found the book of information very useful & tried out some of the restaurants. The house is beautiful & we thoroughly loved our stay, & that is why we booked it for the same time next year.
Stayed: September 2022 Submitted: September 12, 2022
Thank you Tana for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you next year.Best, Mary Margaret
Perfect for all
The location is perfect distance from the beach about 30 steps. One can sit on the screened deck or open deck watching the ocean. The elevator and pool put it over the top. The hot water in the shower allowed you to clean up downstairs and not bring any wet or sand into the home. If you have children, they can have their own floor and living room area. This home really has it all. Multiple deck areas, areas to break up large groups, indoor or outdoor eating will seat 9 easy. Kitchen has everything one needs. Nice bike path just a short walk/ride. Easy walk to small store. Downstairs outside closet has a full refrigerator, outside chairs, some floats for all ages. We have rented for a few years in this area. Cape Cottage is by all means the best. We look forward to next year.
Stayed: August 2022 Submitted: August 21, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our property. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Cape Cottage! Our goal is always to exceed your expectations! If there's anything we can help you with during your next visit, please don't hesitate to let us know. Look forward to welcoming you back..
Love the beach access
Cape Cottage was the perfect spot for our family vacation. The location was steps from the beach - no need to pack up the kids in the car - so easy & no stress! The pool was so inviting after being on the beach, too. Cape Cottage is also dog & kid friendly. We hope to come back again!
Stayed: August 2022 Submitted: August 15, 2022
Thank you Karen. I’m so glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to welcome you back in the future.
Beautiful beach home!
We enjoyed our stay at Cape Cottage and hope to return one day! The home is so comfy and has everything you could possibly need! The views are gorgeous, the pool is convenient and the beach is peaceful! We also enjoyed the ice cream stand that was right down the road.
Stayed: June 2022 Submitted: June 06, 2022
Thank you Tracy! Please come stay with us again.
Staying at Cape Cottage
We have stayed at Cape San Blas several times. This was the first time staying at Cape Cottage. It was the best beach house we stayed in at Cape San Blas. The house is well stocked and very comfortable. My husband is not a big beach person but enjoyed the home and using the pool nearby. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Stayed: May 2022 Submitted: May 22, 2022
Thank you Anne for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back anytime!
This home is one of the best layouts for family. A lot of indoor and outdoor space. The views are beautiful and the peaceful evenings on the beach and many deck areas to set and just take in the beauty. Definitely one of the best homes that we have visited. The kitchen had absolutely everything thing we needed to prepare meals. Very clean and prompt when we alerted the owner the pool had not been cleaned it was taken care of the same day. Would love to bring my family back again!
Stayed: April 2022 Submitted: April 18, 2022
Thank you so much Jane. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back.
This home was just wonderful. Steps from the beach, no shoes needed to get there. Fully stocked kitchen. Comfy beds and lots of space for our 3 families. Plenty of beach chairs and beach toys for the kids. Would definitely book this house again. Cape San Blas is a beautiful area filled with the friendlest people and plenty to do or just relax and do nothing and soak up the sun.
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: April 03, 2022
Thank you for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Wonderful beach home
We had a wonderful vacation at Cape San Blas. This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. Many thanks to our hosts at Cape Cottage. The house was beautifully appointed and the owners have thought of everything. We love the kitchen and cooking equipment. There was a great desk/office nook where we could check in on virtual work if desired. WiFi was consistently strong. Top of the line smart tv’s where we could log in to all our streaming services. The elevator was super convenient to load and unload groceries and supplies. We didn’t even have to unload our beach toys from our car because there were plenty of buckets/shovels/boogie boards and even a shovel for digging a bonfire pit on the beach. Thank you for sharing your home with us!The Wolf Family from Nolensville, TN
Stayed: March 2022 Submitted: March 20, 2022
Thank you Ben for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Our favorite home on the Cape!
This was the 3rd home we have rented in CSB over the past few years and we have already booked it again for next year!!! The first tier views are amazing!! The floorplan is great for a multi-generational family (2 master bedrooms, queen room, bunk room and extra TV/teen room for the older kids). The location cannot be beat - both in convenience to the Trading Post and very short walk to the beach! It was too cold to enjoy the pool, but I know it would be appreciated in the summer heat. The house was fully stocked for cooking, the games and puzzles were appreciated (we even donated a few to the collection) and the beach gear included everything we needed! The home was very clean and comfortable and the elevator was helpful for suitcases and groceries. We truly didn't want to leave... so we booked our next trip on the drive home! Now we're just counting down the days until next Thanksgiving week! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us - we thoroughly enjoyed some much needed family time after a difficult year.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: November 29, 2021
Thank you Callen for your kind words. We are so excited to welcome you back next year!!
Love love love!!!
We absolutely loved this home! This was our 3rd year at the Cape and first time staying at Cape Cottage and we have already booked again for next year. The house was spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed! The views from the top porch are spectacular and was my favorite spot to sit! Last year we struggled with the biting flies so we were happy to have the screened porch option however we didn’t really need it this year due to very little to no bug issues this time but you never know. The kids loved the pool and we were only a few steps from being on the beach. The extra refrigerator and all the beach toys and chairs (nice comfortable chairs I might add) were such a blessing to have! Owners even went the extra mile and left us firewood to use and we were so thankful for that! We had a couple very minor issues but the owners took care of it right away! They were so easy to communicate with and attentive to any needs we had and I feel they went above and beyond. There were so many reasons we were more than excited to book with them again!
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: October 10, 2021
Thank you Tristin. We are so excited to welcome you back next year!
We spent a wonderful week at Cape Cottage!! We enjoyed the wonderful view from the decks!! Front of the house had a sunrise view over the Bay and the back decks and screened in porch were so comfortable, perfect for having our morning coffee. The inside was beautiful and very comfortable and as there were three of us ladies we loved having a bathroom for each of our bedrooms!! We really look forward to staying at Cape Cottage again
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 16, 2021
Thank you Lynn! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the future.
We had a wonderful week at your Cape Cottage. The house was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We loved the porches and decks, sunrise on the front porch and sunset on the back deck. Also really liked the easy beach access walkway!! Not too many steps and not too steep to carry our beach gear!! We look forward to booking with you again hopefully next September!!
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 13, 2021
Thank you Lynn! We would love to have you back.
We stayed for a week with our family and had a fabulous time! Mary Margaret is extremely helpful. I even left a very valuable ring by mistake and her housekeeping crew found it and mailed it to me. Good view of the beach very convenient and so much fun! We are going back this year!
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: September 07, 2021
Thank you Lisa. We are excited to have you back!
Love this place
This was our third year in a row to stay at this house and it was just as enjoyable as our previous 2 visits. It is only a short walk to the beach and even though the pool is shared with a few other houses, it was hardly ever used. Therefore we had no problem using it when we wanted to. My favorite thing to do was to sit on the top level porch in the morning while drinking my coffee and having my quite time. You can see the beach and feel the ocean breezes. The elevator, outside bathroom, outside shower and beach toys round out the amenities to make this the perfect place to stay. It also helps that the property is less than 2 minutes to one of the local grocery stores. As well, the owner is very responsive to text messages and very flexible. We wound not want to stay anywhere else in Cape San Blas and at this point, we would not want to go to any other beach than Cape San Blas.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: September 06, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back for years to come!
Great time at Cape Cottage Cape San Blas, Fl
Mary Margaret was a great host by keeping us informed about our stay from booking till we left. The house was fabulous with great views of the beach and ocean. Great location on the Cape for riding bikes to the store and especially Ice Cream and Donuts. The kids loved the pool right next to the property. This was our 5th year staying on the Cape and one of the best.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 11, 2021
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back.
The best post COVID vaccine there is- quiet, relaxation and fresh air
This property is perfect for our large family. It's our third time in this same house, which is close to the beach, Weber's Little Donut Shop and the Cape Trading Post. The Cape is perfect for those that want to have space on the beach, without the distractions that come with more populous areas. There isn't enough space to write all the good things here! Just to say, we'll be back!
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: July 12, 2021
Thank you Tom. We would love to welcome you back.
Perfect for Multiple Families
The location is amazing - only a few steps to the beach and shared pool. We enjoy having many outside seating areas to view the beautiful beach, escape the bugs on the screened porch, or have a quiet moment to yourself on the front/side porch. We ate every meal in (except 2) and had everything we needed (and more) in the stocked kitchen. There were plenty of dishes for meals not suitable for paper plates, a griddle for pancakes, pitchers for tea and fruity drinks, and a small crock-pot for making boiled peanuts to snack on. We LOVE having the refrigerator in the utility room outside for all the beverages for the week! We didn't bring our dog this year but love having that option. We will be back again and again! Mary Margaret is the best to work with as well.
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: July 09, 2021
Thank you Heather! We are excited to welcome you back next year.
Perfect vacation spot for our family!
We just got home from vacationing at Cape Cottage. Our crew included 11 people: parents, grown children with spouses, friends, and three grand boys! The room in the house and the layout gave us plenty of spaces to spread out. The house itself is beautiful and well-decorated in stylish yet comfortable beach decor.The kitchen was stocked with everything you could possibly need! We cook a lot! The chairs and beach toys provided made our beach days so easy. Storage room, extra refrigerator, and beach/pool level bathroom and outdoor shower gave great convenience. We loved grilling downstairs while boys played. All the extra porches gave opportunities for quiet reading and viewing sunrise/sunset. Stores close by plus ice cream and doughnuts in walking distance made this place perfect. Views were amazing! The shared pool was nice. We easily parked four vehicles. Half our week included tropical storms, but we still were able to enjoy beach time each day. Must visit Tortuga Moon, the new gift shop next door to the Trading Post. Rent your bikes, kayaks, and paddle boards from Cape San Flea. He is so reasonable! I'd definitely book this house again!
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 27, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words! We would love to welcome you back. ❤️
A Week In Paradise
What a wonderful week spent with the whole family in beautiful Cape San Blas!! Cape Cottage was perfect-elevator was so helpful with groceries and luggage, house was spotless, kitchen was so well-equipped, pool was pristine and the few steps to that gorgeous sand-AHHHH! Thank you for sharing this little spot of paradise with us-can’t wait to return!! The Hanley/Benton/Harris Family
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 06, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to have you and your family stay again.
A Week in Paradise
What a wonderful week spent with family at Cape San Blas! Cape Cottage was perfect-elevator was so helpful for being in groceries and luggage, house was spotless, kitchen was so well-equipped, pool was pristine, and steps away from the beautiful beach! We cannot wait to return!!
Stayed: June 2021 Submitted: June 06, 2021
Best Vacation Ever
We were so blessed to be able to spend a week at the beautiful Cape Cottage. The home was everything we could have wished for. Everything is placed exactly where you need it. It was only a few steps to the beach and the pool. Mary Margaret was a wonderful hostess and answered every question we had. We enjoyed every second of our trip to the Cape and our stay in Cape Cottage. We will definitely be back!
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 28, 2021
Thank you so much Christa! We are so glad you chose Cape Cottage and enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Exceeds our expectations each year
Convenient to beach, state park, seafood, bicycling, AND relaxation! Another enjoyable year at Cape Cottage and CSB. From the outdoor shower to the wine cooler we had everything we could have wanted. Except more time! One week whets your appetite for more.
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: April 04, 2021
We are so glad to welcome you back again this year! Thank you for choosing Cape Cottage ❤️
I have to the many years of renting homes for vacations, there have only been a handful that I would consider staying in a second time. THIS was one of them. The location, view, bedroom arrangement, amenities were perfect! We hope to stay here again soon!
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: April 01, 2021
Thank you Darrell! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back.
Perfect beach house!
I can’t even describe what a wonderful time we had!! House is in the most perfect location and the host has thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable! Kitchen was well stocked and beds and furniture were all top notch and comfortable! The beach chairs were an added huge bonus! It’s our new favorite rental and we hope someone cancels this summer so we can go back!!
Stayed: March 2021 Submitted: March 16, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Mary Margaret
Great Christmas Getaway
Cape Cottage was a great place to end 2020. The house fit our large family perfectly. There was plenty of room and the views throughout the house windows were beautiful and the decor inside was lovely! The sunsets on the Cape were my favorite!
Stayed: December 2020 Submitted: December 28, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Cape Cottage rentals
We had a great time at a beautiful home on Cape San Blas, Fl. The place was clean and well taken care of. There is a beautiful view of the beach from the top deck. Love that we can bring our dog. I would highly recommend to stay there.
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: November 11, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back!
This was our 2nd time staying in Cape Cottage. Again, it doesn’t disappoint. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen well stocked, home is clean, the view is amazing for sunsets and sunrises. We love making our family memories here!
Stayed: October 2020 Submitted: October 14, 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back!
Perfect beach home, great for families and kids!
Cape Cottage never disappoints! This is our 3rd year in a row to stay in Cape San Blas at this house. The layout is perfect for our needs with a Master bed and bath on both levels, a bunk room for smaller kids and a queen room for older kids. It is a perfect location - close to the Trading Post and Weber's Donuts, and just steps away from the beach and shared pool! We are looking forward to many more family beach trips to Cape Cottage!
Stayed: August 2020 Submitted: September 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back!
We used Cape Cottage as relaxation central with another family. There were 10 of us and everyone had their own space and the decor immediately relaxed us. The proximity to the beach and the Trading Post meant we weren't in the house a lot but that's what we wanted - convenience to the beach and privacy when we weren't at the beach.The house is in the middle of the Cape so it's very convenient if you're going to the state park or back into Port St. Joe. The outdoor open area was great.
Stayed: July 2020 Submitted: August 14, 2020
Thank you Greg! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time and we would love to have you back.
Incredible house with awesome access to pool AND beach!
Wonderful and cleaned beyond COVID standards. Sunrise on one side and sunset on the other! Spacious home designed well for guests to have their space or be together! Excellent WiFi service and desk for those still trying to work! Top balcony and 2nd floor screened porch FABULOUS! Perfect rental to truly relax and feel the natural effects of beach and also enjoy activities of the area! Kitchen well equipped and extra frig downstairs is awesome. Our family enjoyed horseback riding and also renting pontoon boat for an afternoon! Owners are responsive to any need or concern and you will be happy with your choice to stay here!
Stayed: August 2020 Submitted: August 13, 2020
Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back at anytime.
Mary Margaret is a great hostess. Cape Cottage had a well equipped kitchen, making cooking a pleasure. This is a very nice home accommodating several families comfortably. An elevator makes moving luggage and groceries to each floor a breeze. A fabulous time was had by all!
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 18, 2020
Thank you Kathy! I’m so glad your family enjoyed our home.
Wonderful pet-friendly beach house
Cape Cottage was a fantastic place to stay. Everything was sparkling clean when we arrived, the kitchen was well appointed and there were plenty of beach chairs, toys etc. The house is 2nd row but it is so close to the access it feels like first row. The screened in porch was great.
Stayed: March 2020 Submitted: March 26, 2020
Thank you so much for choosing our home. We would love to welcome you back in the future.Lee and Mary Margaret
Hosted by Mary Margaret Whitfield