Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets

Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets


Property Details

Updated: Sep 17, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps

***Great Rates for remainder of year, please inquire***

"Cottage by the Sea" Private Heated Pool

Beach Front with heated private pool 3 BR, 2 full baths and 1 half bath home. Cottage by the Sea is located in St Joe Beach in gulf county where the beaches are pet friendly and making it just minutes from shopping and dining in both Port St Joe and Mexico Beach. Less than a ¼ mile away is the upscale Windmark Beach downtown area and bike trails.

Cottage by the Sea’s Living and Dining rooms are gulf front with great views. The deck on this floor has a picnic table and another table with 4 chairs to enjoy the views. There are 2 Gulf Front King bedrooms, one with it’s own private bath and both lead out to a furnished deck. There is also bunk room with 2 sets of twin bunks. Sleeps 8 in beds.

The views, breath taking! Sitting right at the entry of the bay you can see the tip of Cape San Blas in the distance. The sunsets are right in front of you. Watch all the boats coming into the channel headed for the marina or out to sea. The day the Peacemaker a 150 foot sailing ship came by was a sight to see!

The premiere Windmark development close by has access to miles of paved trails and boardwalks for bike riding and walking with no vehicle traffic. There is also a downtown area in Windmark with a restaurant and shops. Only 2 doors down from this home is a stretch of old 98 that has been cut off to all traffic, you can walk, jog, ride a bike or golf cart for miles without usually seeing another soul!

I had never been in this area before taking on the home but really like the quietness and natural beauty. Love being able to be in town whether Port St Joe or Mexico beach to eat or shop within 5 minutes is great. I frequent Joe Mama’s Pizza, Peppers, Beach Combers in St Joe and Mexico Beach - Killers Seafood is really good! Boon Docks I haven’t tried yet in Windmark but hear you better have an appetite! Downtown Windmark is only 1/4 mile from this home where Boondocks is located and also offers bike, kayak and paddle board rentals.

Vacation Rental, Beach Rental, Pet Friendly, Snowbird retreat, Panhandle, Forgotten Coast, Mexico Beach, St Joe Beach, Port St Joe, Cape San Blas rentals

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

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Thank you all for the great reviews! You can see more on our website that we have scanned out of the comment book in Cottage by the Sea.

Teresa's Beach Homes
Oct 2013
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Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
St. Louis, Missouri

Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 5 along with my sister and her husband had a terrific vacation at Cottage by the Sea. The house is very comfortable and well appointed. The location is perfect for anyone wanting a little more solitude than most beachfront rentals offer, but with easy access to Port St. Joe or Mexico Beach. Lots to do in the area, and the house is in a very scenic spot. If we come to this area again, we will definitely try to stay here!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Summerville, GA

Relaxing Visit to Cottage By the Sea

  • 4 of 5
This was our first stay in Port St. Joe. We picked this house based strictly on pictures and reviews and stayed for a week.

Pros: House was clean and kitchen was very well stocked with cookware, utensils, appliances, etc. Plenty of room in living/kitchen area for everyone. Bedrooms all on one floor with washer and dryer which was a plus. Plenty of pillows and extra quilts. Pool was just perfect size and there were floats and beach stuff on site. The wooden chairs on the deck and at the pool are pretty awesome! Property is very convenient to either Port St. Joe or Mexico Beach for dining and groceries.

Cons: Beach area in front of house was not as I thought it would be based on pictures. It was very narrow and dirty. Boats stayed in area near dock most all morning every day. We chose not to go to the beach here but rather drove to Mexico Beach and used public beach access. The beach there was very wide and clean. This was disappointing because we had to load up the car and travel versus walking to the beach. As far as the house itself, it just needs a little routine maintenance done. Lightbulb in stairwell needs replacing as well as a couple of other burnt out bulbs in different areas. Drains in bathtubs are slow to drain but you really find this in most places near the beach. It would be nice if the pool was cleaned during the stay.

Overall we loved the house and enjoyed our stay very much but would prefer somewhere with a wider, cleaner beach area.

Dining: Toucan's, Mexico Beach - go between 11 - 4 for the specials! Awesome food and atmosphere. Grab some Hungry Howie's pizza to take back to the pool but save some time to check out Pepper's in Port St. Joe for some great Mexican food and strawberry margaritas!

Keep in mind the time changes between Port St. Joe and Mexico Beach so if you are going to eat be sure to check out the time they close!

Have a great stay at the beach!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle

Just what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5
We were looking for nice, quiet beach house in an area that had enough activities to to keep our two young teens from boredom and keep Nana happy... Cottage by the Sea in Port St. Joe fit the bill perfectly. Great sunsets, great fishing, great relaxing.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Charlotte, NC

Perfect Location! Private and comfy!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three weeks in this beautiful home last January and they were three very memorable weeks. This house is very comfy with great beds, a spacious kitchen and living area and the views are breathtaking! The kitchen is well-equipped for anything we thought of to cook, it is just a few minutes to Port St. Joe and grocery stores, etc., but yet the location on a quiet street with very few neighbors gave us so much privacy. This is a place i would go back to again and again!
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time at Cottage by the Sea! I really wish we could have stayed 2 weeks. The pool was such a huge asset to the property. Our kids loved it! The beach was basically deserted. We felt comfortable leaving our umbrellas and chairs at the beach every night - it was so nice not lugging them back and forth (even though it is such a short walk). The house had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The outdoor shower was a huge plus to have! Teresa, Chris and Terri were great to work with prior to the months up to our vacation and during our week's stay. We traveled from Colorado and the Northwest Beaches Airport in Panama City was great to fly into, if you are arriving by air. Thank you for a great location, home and solitude!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Cottage by the Sea, Pool, Beach Front, Pets
+850 229-1522
Mexico Beach Florida Panhandle
Marietta Ga.

Wonderful vacation - Teresa was wonderful in making sure everything was prepared. loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Hi Teresa,

I wanted to tell you we had a wonderful time at the beach last week, the dogs had a blast playing on the beach. It was such a nice added bonus to have the pool as the water at the beach was clear in the morning but by the afternoon turned to a funky red color or some dark color, the neighbors said the water is usually really pretty.

We had nice long walks on the beach and did lots of walking around the windmark area it was nice not to have the traffic around us which made us alot more comfortable with the dogs.

We adopted the dog next door Daisy for the week she is the yellow lab not sure if you have met her yet :) she is so sweeeeet she enjoyed visiting with our lab and played alot with our chihuahua... I wanted to take her back with us lol.

I hope the storms didn't hit the area hard it looks like that area may of missed it but it is hard to tell.

Once we determine our vacation for next year I told my husband I would like to go back to cottage on the sea because I love the area so much and of course I need to check up on Daisy.

So glad the owners decided to put in the pool and you are right it is really a nice size pool.

Again thanks for everything and all of your help in making our vacation stay wonderful.

Take care and you will be hearing from me again.

The Deyo family.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Watching Sunsets from the decks, inside the home or on the beach. Walking on the quiet beach, shelling, dolphin watching, fishing, scalloping, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoing, hiking, bird watching, nature loving. Golf is within 20 minutes, Choose from a multitude of great dining locations within a 5 to 30 minute drive. Numerous Charter Fishing operators close by.


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Updated: Sep 17, 2014

Rental rates

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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • **Inquire for last minute, non peak week specials** Daily last minute only **
    2014 Rents Sat to Sat
    Spring $1530 - $2250/wk starts Mar 1
    Summer $3060/wk starts May 24
    Fall & Winter Holiday weeks $1530 - $2160/wk starts Aug 16
    Winter, excluding holiday weeks $990 - $1260/wk starts Oct 26
    Jan & Feb Monthly $2340 per 4 week period starts Jan 3

    Additional fees: pet fee (number & size limited), Sales Tax


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront


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


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Beautiful Views (located looking over the entrance of the bay towards the tip of Cape San Blas) Private 15 x 28 pool King Master & Queen open to furnished deck over looking the water Living floor has large furnished deck over looking the water Outdoor hot & cold water shower Washer & dryer Well stocked kitchen Grill New TV's in all bedrooms and living as of Mar 2012 DVD players in all bedrooms Bluray player in living Free wireless high speed Internet Free long distance phone service Paved walking/golf cart/biking trails Nearby Windmark beach downtown area Sunsets so Beautiful, they become a daily "Must Do" :) Family memories you'll cherish for a lifetime
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