About the Property
Be our guest at our beautiful custom built home. Our First Tier, Gulf View home (fabulous views of the Gulf from the 2nd and 3rd floor decks, both master suites and all the living areas) is just 50 steps from the sugar white sand and 30 steps to a 18’ x 36’ pool. 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. Semi private pool shared with three other homes.
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, lounge in the sun on the third floor deck and take in a sunrise over the bay on the spacious front porch.
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 #Capecottagecsb
Cape San Blas is a beautiful stretch of beach along Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Our shores boast of sugary white sand, uncrowded and pet friendly beaches.
The Cape rest between the Gulf of Mexico and the St. Joe Bay. You have the best of both worlds.
It is common to see dolphins at play in the surf along with many beautiful shore birds and nesting sea turtles.
In addition to several local eateries on the Cape, nearby towns of Port St. Joe and Apalachicola offer opportunities for quaint shopping and unique dining experiences.
It is highly recommended to rent a pontoon for the day and head out to the end of the Cape for a day of snorkeling and exploring the clear waters.
There are also places to rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and bikes.
Our home is located on the highly desirable North end of the Cape within walking distance to the Trading Post, a local market, and the delicious Shoobies Ice Cream Truck.
Cape San Blas is a place to reconnect with family, take in nature and make lasting memories.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Nov 27 2021 - Dec 17 2021
Feb 26 2022 - Mar 04 2022
Mar 05 2022 - Apr 08 2022
Apr 09 2022 - Apr 29 2022
Apr 30 2022 - May 27 2022
Pet fee: $110
Cleaning fee: $325
Tax Rate: 12%
Cleaning fee is included in weekly rates for 2022.
Last updated October 19, 2021
Mary Margaret Whitfield
Year Purchased: 2019
About the owner: We are Lee and Mary Margaret Whitfield and we live in Brentwood, Tennessee. 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. We loved the quiet beaches: no high-rises and the family-owned places to eat, shop, and play.
Calendar last updated: October 13, 2021
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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2021Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: December 28, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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 2020Submitted: 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