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Gulf Front - Great Sunsets - Best Location - Pets Welcome

Gulf Front - Great Sunsets - Best Location - Pets Welcome


Property Details

Updated: Oct 31, 2014
House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 12 Sleeps

Location, Location, Location! Those words say it all. This Gulf Front Beach Home offers emerald waters, white sugary sands, and sunsets are at your door step. 'Beach Retreat' is located in the private Secluded Dunes Subdivision which adjoins St. Joseph State Park. If beautiful sunsets on a 'secluded beach' is what your are looking for, you will not be disappointed.

Allow me to give you a guided tour. As you enter 'Beach Retreat' you will be standing in our entry way, you can access the stairs to the main level or go through the entry way to the first Master Suite. This Master Suite has a King size bed, TV, game table, kitchenette has a coffee pot, and microwave. It also has its own full bathroom. This room is very spacious and is great for those who do not like or can't go up and down stairs. Since it is at ground level you can access the beach with only two steps.

The main level has two guest bedrooms, with bathroom between them, kitchen, dining areas, greatroom, laundry room, and half bath. The Gulf Front bedroom has a Queen bed and the additional Bedroom has a full size bed. Both of the bedrooms have glass sliding doors that access the wrap around decks. The Views from this floor are Fanstastic! You can see the beach from the gulf front bedroom, dining areas, greatroom, and kitchen. Of course it is hard to cook when you spend all of your time gazing at the waves.

The top level has the second Master Suite with a cozy sitting area, walk in closet, on suite with double jucuzzi, a separate walk in shower with two shower heads and its own private deck. There is an additional Gulf Front bedroom outside of the Master Bedroom. Both Bedrooms have queen beds. The views from these bedrooms can't be beat, they provide a panoramic view of the Gulf and Eagle Harbor at St. Joseph Bay. The large covered deck can be accessed from both bedrooms. This deck is spacious and great for sun bathing.

In summary, there are five (5) bedrooms with 1 King, 3 Queens and 1 Full size bed, and two (2) sleeper sofas for sleeping a total of 14.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

We came here for Valentine's Day in 2000 and loved the Cape so much that we bought this Beach House. We still live close by so we will be here if you need us. We also are known for our cooking, we are Property Managers and Personal Chef's. We have a dachshund who watches TV and has us trained.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Mary Ann, We are having a wonderful time in Cape San Blas. The house is beautiful (and so is the beach, of course)! our dog has discovered that the memory foam bath mats are the most comfortable things he had ever laid on, and I have to bribe him with food just to coax the ornery old furball to get off of them. Thank you again for working with us so that we could enjoy such a wonderful week at the cape. M. Best
Apr 2013
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Gulf Front - Great Sunsets - Best Location - Pets Welcome
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Knoxville, Tennessee

Love the area

  • 5 of 5
Thanks to Steve and Mary for another great time at Beach Retreat you always take care of us. We love the location and the privacy. We will definitely be back.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Gulf Front - Great Sunsets - Best Location - Pets Welcome
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Montgomery, AL

Beautiful Beach House for Thanksgiving Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
This beach house is superb! Ocean front is an understatement, it sits right on the pristine white sands of an untouched beach! We arrived with no delays to a perfectly clean house, everything was just like the photos. We had the whole extended family, grandparents to grandkids and there was lots of room for everyone. The large dining room table was perfect for our Thanksgiving meal, and what a view!! I would recommend this to anyone, we had a great time.
Pros: - The beach is flawless - pure white sands and uncrowded - Sunsets are directly out the back and over the water (rare for the panhandle), perfect 50 yard line seats on the porch with a glass of wine - You can have a bonfire on the beach - The state park is only a few steps down the beach - Plenty of towels, linens and clean washer/dryer laundry facilities. - Elevator if you need it, although we didn't use it. - Well equipped kitchen, we fixed Thanksgiving meal there. - Nice master bathroom, huge. - Great furniture, especially for a beach house. - My kids loved the sand area under the house, they called it their private beach. - Separate apartment style room downstairs if you have multiple families. - The owners were great, helpful making it easy for us to get in and out. Got the feeling they cared if we had a good time.

Cons: - Not many! The only one I can think of is there are no major restaurants nearby. However, there are pizza places and gas stations with food and drink (good wine/beer too). Recommend you bring your groceries with you, it would be a trek back out just to shop. For restaurants, a small drive away, I recommend the Indian Pass Raw Bar for oysters and seafood or Toucan's in Mexico Beach. Apalachicola also had lots of really great restaurants and shops, worth the short drive. We ate at Up the Creek, good hardy fare. We also heard the Owl was good for a gourmet meal.
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

When we bought this home at this location the realtor told us the locals called it the Beverly Hills of Cape San Blas. This is because of the location. The water quality is the best on the Cape and the white dunes are prestine.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Golf : St.Joseph Golf at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 98 at 24 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cone Heads at 0.8 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulf of Mexico in Front of the House Car: necessary


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 7 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 23 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $275 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

1/3/15 to 3/7/15 &10/24/15 to 3/5/16 $1900 Excluding Holidays or $3500 a month
3/7/15 to 5/23/15 $3200 Spring/Holidays. Total w/taxes/cleaning $3892
5/23/15 to 8/8/15 $4800. Total w/taxes/cleaning $5684
8/8/15 to 9/5/15 $2900. Total w/taxes/cleaning $3524
9/5/15 to 10/24/15 $2500. Total w/taxes/cleaning $3108
Pet fee


From the Owner

This is a true Gulf Front home, you only have to walk down the stairs from the deck and you are on the Beach. You can not get any closer than that!

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Romantic


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


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bathroom


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Views, Views, Views and Secluded Beach
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