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Cape Cottage- 1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool,Screen Porch

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

1st Tier, 4+Bed, 5 Baths, Elevator, Shared Pool, Screen Porch

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 40 steps from the sugar white sand and 30 steps to a 18’ x 36’ pool. This 2600 square foot home boast 4+ bedrooms, 5 baths, large bright living room, and dining room, den(kid zone or 5th bedroom), fireplace(non functional) and elevator and semi private pool (shared with two other homes).

Cape Cottage sleeps 10 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 four twin 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, if it meets your families sleeping requirements you won't be disappointed. We have beach chairs for at least 8 and beach toys for the kids. See our 'Cape Cottage' Facebook page for more pictures.

More Details

Property Manager
Dawn Lounsbury
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Dawn Lounsbury

John and Dawn welcome you to our home. We have been vacationing at the cape for over 18 years and have owned property on the cape for 12 years. In 2008 we purchased Cape Cottage because of its great location on Haven Rd. We are first tier but share an oversized beach front lot with 3 other homes. The boardwalk to the beach comes right to our back door making beach accessibility terrific and the screen porch is to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do. Dawn and John

Dawn Lounsbury purchased this house in 2008

Why Dawn Lounsbury chose Florida Panhandle

We chose this home because we wanted to be away from the busy roads and congested neighborhoods. We wanted to be first tier to better protect our home from the wear and tear of those gulf wind.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have been coming to the Cape for over 20 years and thank the owner Dawn and the agent Coastal Joe for making this a memorable June 19-26 vacation. Cape Cottage fitted the needs of our large family and we've made our reservations for 2011.
Jun 2010
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)


Relaxing Christmas at the Beach

  • 5 of 5
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Beautiful home just steps from the beach. The house was very clean and well stocked when we arrived. Loved the screened in porch and views from the top deck. Perfect layout for two family's with children. Perfect house for our family to spend our first Christmas at the beach. We will definitely be back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Pictures do not do justice...

  • 5 of 5
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A wonderful home with a walkway to the beach. The elevator made this 3-story home so much more enjoyable. One house back from the beach was NOT a problem. I would go back again tomorrow!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent location... Excellent house! Love the fact that it had an elevator... Water so clear, we never used the pool.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Owensboro, KY

Fall at Cape Cottage is the Best!

  • 5 of 5
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My family and I had a wonderful two weeks at Cape Cottage! This is a wonderful place to stay on Cape San Blas. The elevator was a great help since I have a low oxygen condition. The views from the second and third floors were breathtaking! No crowds on the beach and no lines at the restaurants in October! We have stayed here several times and hope to be back soon. Loved the usual restaurants - Indian Pass, Joe Mama's, Provisions, The Sand Bucket and Triple Tales - and our new discovery Killer Seafood in Mexico Beach! Thanks, Dawn!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Poplar bluff, MO

Great stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

From our first impressions until we left, this house was perfect!!! Unfortunately we had to cut our week short due to Hermine, but that didn't stop our wonderful feelings about this house and the area!! From the elevator (great for bring luggage and groceries in) to the fantastic views, to the spacious rooms and great kitchen nothing was overlooked in trying to accommodate all our needs!! We can't wait to come back again and will definitely look at renting The Cottage again!! Thanks Dawn and John for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family vacations

  • 4 of 5
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This was a repeat visit to the Cape but our first stay at Cape Cottage. Our whole family could be together or sneak off for a nap if needed. With having a infant and toddler that was great for nap times. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some. I liked the "kid friendly" dishes. We used the nice long table on the screened in deck several nights for dinner. Having the palm trees along the deck was nice for privacy from the homes in front of the deck. The sound of the surf and wind thru the palms was very soothing. The beach was just seconds away which was nice if we "forgot" something. We enjoyed the pool several days also. The homeowners really thought of everything. Finding the safety gate to use at the top of the stairs to keep the grandbabies safe was a real relief for their mama and us! This is truly a lovely home and had everything we needed. The only reason i didn't give it a 5 star review was because being 2nd tier (we knew it was not true gulf front when we rented) we missed watching the sun melt into the water from the decks. We try to stay at a different place each time we visit because the homes on CSB are so beautiful, its fun to pretend you can really live like this even if it's only for a week. We definitely would love to come back to the Cape Cottage again!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 5 2017 - Mar 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Peak Spring
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 9 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning/Linens $280 + Tax
Pet Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change based on increased occupancy and demand. Book today to lock in your quoted rate. State and local sales tax of 12% will be added to your total charge. Pets will require a non-refundable $100/pet fee. Most rentals are Saturday to Saturday with some exceptions during non peak rental periods. 10 days after booking your deposit becomes non-refundable (see Rental agreement) We strongly recommend trip insurance to protect your vacation investment.

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Port St. Joe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 3rd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    2nd Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk-in closet
    3rd Floor Powder Room - toilet , off living room
    Pool/Beach Bath - toilet , Located on ground floor convenient to pool and beach.
    2nd Floor Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared with bunk room and queen bedroom
    Outdoor shower - outdoor shower , Private shower just off the beach
  • On the 3rd floor their is a half bath and a private master bath, on the 2nd floor their is a full hall bath and a private master bath, and on the ground level there is a half pool bath with an outdoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Room
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Room
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with sofa sleeper
    3rd floor master suite - 1 king , Master Suite - Opens on to deck, same lever as living area.
    2nd floor master suite - 1 king , Master Suite - Opens on to deck
  • 3rd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, TV, phone, gulf views opens to top deck, and lux bath 2nd floor master has king bed, ceiling fan, TV, phone, gulf views, opens to 2nd floor deck, and lux bath 2nd floor Queen bedroom has gulf views, ceiling fan, and TV 2nd floor 4th bedroom has two twin beds and ceiling fan 2nd floor Den has a queen sofa sleeper, ceiling fan, and TV and opens on to the screen porch and has great gulf views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 beach chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
We are a pet friendly home and we do have an elevator for those who need help with stairs. The kitchen is completely stocked with all the tools you need for your favorite feast and don't forget the margaritas. For your entertainment we provide 5 TVs, DVD players, books, games and puzzles. To stay connected we provide wireless, high speed Internet access. And for your convince we have washer & dryer on second floor. We also include beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and boogie boards. Pool is shared with two other houses.

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