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4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE

4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE


Property Details

Updated: May 7, 2015
5 bedrooms, 7 baths. 3 stories, private pool and dock

When you pull off the main road into the long winding driveway to the house you are transported back to 'Old Florida'. Time slows down. The 5 acres the house sits on becomes your own personal sanctuary. The house is water front with 265 front feet on St. Joseph Bay with no adverse encroachments.


3 stories, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, wooden floors in common areas and bathrooms. Carpeted in bedrooms.


There are three stories all adjoined by stairs. Bottom floor and second (main) floor have a small elevator connecting them.

-Bottom floor has: Laundry room (washer and dryer), supply room, extra refrigerator, and a bathroom.

-Main floor (second) has: Two bedrooms, a common bathroom, open floor plan that combines living areas and kitchen (tv, couches, 2 fireplaces, dining table, island bar) Kitchen has refrigerator, microwave, ice maker, stove and oven. Common areas and kitchen have been newly remodeled with granite counter tops and new cabinets. The entire back side of this floor consists of sliding glass doors that overlook picturesque St. Joseph Bay and Port St. Joe. Open and spacious! The outside is surrounded by a screened-in outside porch that opens to a beautiful sun deck overlooking St. Joseph Bay and the 500ft dock leading out to the bay.

-Upstairs: Stairs from the main floor lead you to a totally open floor plan that has couches and a ping pong table. This area is multi-functional and can be used for numerous activities. There are three bedrooms upstairs, which are described in more detail below.


2 master bedrooms are on the second (main) floor. Both have their own full bathrooms and comfortable California king beds. 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 room has a king bed with full bathroom. The other two bedrooms upstairs have twin beds and share a common upstairs bathroom.

Outside the house:

There is a private fenced pool surrounded by palm trees. Large open covered deck area with hammock, outside shower, screened and plumbed scallop/fish cleaning area....all attaches to a 500 foot breathtaking dock out into St. Joe Bay.

Outside activities:

snorkeling, swimming, running, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, sunbathing, beach walking, seashell collecting, eco-tourism, horseback riding on beach, hunting, yard for games, grilling your favorite foods and RELAXING.

House Breakdown:

First Floor 201.3 Sq ft

Second Floor 2257.15 Sq ft

Third Floor 1640.25 Sq ft

Total Living Area (Rounded): 4099 Sq ft

Non-living Area

Pool 660.45 Sq ft

Underneath Parking 1363.82 Sq ft

Wood Deck 2153.44 Sq ft

Wood Deck 231.4 Sq ft

Storage 143 Sq ft

Storage 309.87 Sq ft

Utility 163.2 Sq ft

Wood Deck 100 Sq ft

Wood Deck 120 Sq ft

Wood Deck 100 Sq ft

Wood Deck 1071 Sq ft

Wood Deck 284.4 Sq ft

Wood Deck 440.8 Sq ft

Wood Deck 635.25 Sq ft

Open Porch 50.47 Sq ft

Concrete Patio 1739.5 Sq ft

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I will be 37 in May. I am oldest of two children and the only son. My father bought this house 22 years ago. We recently remodeled parts of it. This house is part of my childhood, and I love it dearly. I have decided to start renting it out now since the family does not use it as much. My sister has moved to Seattle, and my parents are.... lets say more mature. Our family is truly blessed and it shows in all the memories made at the CAPE!

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4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE
+1 -8508190387
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
near boston

Secluded house on the bay

  • 5 of 5
This is a very nice house in a great location. You're right on the water with amazing views. The extensive screened porches provide good bug protection for spending time or having meals outside. The property is far enough from other houses that you feel like you're very secluded. The dock was nice, but the bay is very shallow so if you're bringing a boat make sure its deep enough. We caught fish right off the dock and the bay is fantastic for kayaking and kayak fishing (multiple 40"+ fish). There was a lot of wildlife including dolphins by the dock, bald eagles, deer, sea turtles, an armadillo, lizards, crabs, raccoons and snakes.

If you have small kids or pets be very careful of snakes. We came across 3 cottonmouths during our visit, they seem to collect around the pond and lawn by the driveway. Luckily they are not aggressive and no one got bitten despite nearly stepping on one.

The house has lots of space and in general is in good repair and nicely decorated. There were a bunch of minor maintenance items (mostly light bulbs and holes in the screen) that need to be done, but none effected our stay or required immediate attention. The pool was a nice touch, though we found that the beach was so nice we used it very little.

Owner was easy to work with and provided accurate details. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4,099 sq. ft house set on 5 acres, a true getaway! - BAYSIDE
+1 -8508190387
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Birmingham AL

Spring vacation

  • 5 of 5
The property is extremely private and quiet with only a glimpse of part of the house next door. There are beautiful lawns front and back. The swimming pool is completely fenced and well maintained. When we entered the house we could tell this was a real home with a history of family vacations and special times with good friends. The house is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed spetacluar views of the bay as we had morning coffee on the deck watching the sunrise. When it rained we moved to the screened porch and when it got windy, we moved upstairs and tried to remember how to play pingpong. The large open bayfront with steps from the shore made for easy access to play in the bay. Beach access at the public park is only a few minutes walk down the bike path. A big thank you to the Cooley's for sharing their perfect vacation retreat.
  • Submitted: May 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

I know you will enjoy the house as we have for 24 years, it truly is a gem.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Indian Pass Raw Bar & Triple Tails at 15 Miles Nearest Golf : Port St. Joe Country Club at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : 30A East at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Indain Pass Raw Bar & Triple Tails at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Cape San Blas Beaches Car: recommended

A scenic, 10-minute drive east of Port St. Joe will take you to our most hidden beaches of Cape San Blas and Indian Pass. Each offers a character of its own with miles of shell-strewn, pet-friendly shorelines and a vast array of eco-excursions.

Begin your adventure into the (truly) wild blue yonder by heading east out of Port St. Joe, to scenic C-30A. Follow this two-lane road through the St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve and take a right onto C-30E. Until you've actually laid eyes on the coastline of Cape San Blas, you're bound to underestimate this sandy stretch of splendor. Like a giant arm, the 17 mile long barrier peninsula, curves around St. Joseph Bay offering playful surf and white sand beaches on the Gulf side, with just a short walk across to spectacular fishing on the bay side. Once you arrive, you'll understand why it was America's #1-Ranked Beach, for its natural beauty, in 2002. The Cape is known for its clear, sometimes blue, sometimes green water and low, gentle surf-but there's a lot more to do than swim. Drag a chair to the beach with a book, throw a line to the surf, or comb the shore for treasures... but be sure to keep an eye out for dolphins schooling by. Scattered with shells including as giant cockles, angel wings, olive shells and lightening whelks, this pooch-friendly paradise is super soft and sparkling white.

Tired of relaxing? It does happen. Peddle Loggerhead Run bike trail for a different view (or better yet- for ice cream when you hit the end of the trail at Cone Heads!), browse through kitschy beach stores, or grab a few pounds of bay shrimp to steam while you watch the sun go down.

Looking for something more adventurous? Local outfitters will get you rigged...horseback riding is available, (and yes, you get to ride on the beach). Prefer something smoother? Canoe, kayak and sailboat rentals are nearby as well as diving, snorkeling and eco-excursions. Explore the bay. It's a giant aquarium! Wade fish grassy flats, or rent a kayak with your kids and glide above two feet of water for miles. Clear, shallow water offers hours of safe play and discovery for little ones as well as adults. Sand dollars, starfish, scallops and schools of colorful fish are fun to find-ten times more fun with a scoop net and mask! Our bay is a safe haven to fragile marine life that depend on sea grass for food and shelter, until they are old enough to swim out to the real world. (So, please don't let your boat propeller drag across the grass, it takes three years to grow back!)

St. Joe Bay is one of the few remaining areas in Florida where there is a significant bay scallop population. St. Joseph State Park is a great way for visitors to get to the bay and scoop them up. Wade out from shore or launch your boat from Eagle Harbor-you'll see why scalloping is one of our most popular summer activities.

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park

The link below describes our 2516-acre facility as miles of sugar white sand, superb views from high dunes and over 240 species of birds, with a boat ramp at Eagle Harbor. Or, you can just read what visitors had to say...

'My favorite state park in Florida' This is the best State Park in the Florida system, period. Miles of walking and biking. I don't know about the campsites but the cabins are excellent, all with their own little beaches, good swimming and even windsurfing....I am writing this from a cabin here and my Verizon 3g is good but bring a USB stick antenna if you need to be online...

'The Forgotten Coast' This was the most awesome state park I've ever seen! The white sandy beach on one side and the bay on the other. We could sun and swim on the secluded beach or go boating and snorkeling in the bay. Scallop season was plentiful and delish! For nature lovers like me, you will be amazed by all the state park...


From $2,500 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sping -Early Summer
Apr 11 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Scallop Season - Prime
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 5 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Scallop Late Season
Sep 6 2015 - Sep 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Cleaning Fee $500.00
  • Tax Rate 16.5%

Rental agreement outlines policies and final prices. High demand weeks, holiday weeks prices are subject to change........please inquire for more info.

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Updated: May 7, 2015


From the Owner

Sits on 5 acres of land with lush landscape! Your private getaway! Own private pool, 500 foot dock and all the FL sun you want. You get to enjoy the best of both worlds. The bay and the gulf!

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • River
  • Town
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 4099 sq. ft.


  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • Bathroom 7 - shower, Outdoor Shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, California King bed, private bathroom and closet.
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, California King bed, private bathroom and closet
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, private bathroom and closet
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 double, shared bathroom, private closets
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single, shared bathroom, private closet
  • ceiling fans in all bedrooms, all are spacious with walk in closets


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • I can set up all rental activities if you need me to before you arrive for additional fees. Grocery shopping can be done, for a service fee. Charter fishing available. Perfect for large families or families that want to vacation together, Small families will have tons of room!

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