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New in 2014 Beachfront Home! Family/dog-friendly With Kid's Suite & 4 Decks

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 24, 2016
4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 bath plus 2 outdoor showers & breathtaking gulf & sunset views

Thank you for considering 4Sunsets for your vacation. We love it and we know that you will, too. We tried to make it perfect for you in every way.

Of course, that starts with the location. Steps away from one of the most beautiful, white sand beaches on the planet, this brand new (finished in 2014) kid- and dog-friendly beach house is located in the quiet and peaceful area of Secluded Dunes, parallel to St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park with a rare view to Eagle Harbor.

If you like amazing views, there are lots of ways to catch them. Enjoy your morning coffee or late afternoon beverage watching the sunrise or sunset from one of four decks, complete with screened-in porch, breakfast bar and latching deck gate (to keep little ones and dogs from roaming down to the beach without you).

A great beach house has to have a spacious living area, and we created one with plenty of room to hang out, play games, dine in, or just relax and watch a good movie. It has a beautiful fireplace, big screen TV with Directv, DVD player, Yamaha bluetooth speaker, wet bar and dining room table for 8 with seating for 4 more at the granite breakfast bar.

The kitchen is equipped with brand new stainless steel appliances (the dishwasher is super quiet), granite counter tops, an island for extra counter space and everything you’ll need for cooks of every level. Not to mention the outdoor Weber grill (connected to our propane tank so you never have to worry about running out) as well.

4Sunsets comfortably sleeps up to 13 vacationers with top-quality mattresses to help ensure you wake up rested and ready to enjoy the day. We have four bedrooms, each one special and spacious in its own way. There is a master suite on the main level (Garden Square) with a bay-side deck where you can see the sunrise over the state park. The two gulf front suites (Lia and Sunflower) on the second level have stunning views that won't disappoint. The kids’ suite (twin bunks over a full bed with a twin trundle, full sofabed facing a big screen TV and DVD player for movie nights) has been tested and approved by our kids so it’s sure to be a hit with yours.

And we didn’t mess around with the showers, which are exquisite. You’ll particularly like the double shower in Sunflower (check out the picture) but they’re all pretty cool and spa-inspired. And there are two more, fully enclosed outside showers for those of us who like to be one with nature after a run, bike or time on the beach. They all have tankless water heaters to conserve energy and provide plenty of hot water right away.

In the end, we built 4Sunsets with one thing in mind: we wanted to create a clean, peaceful oasis where you can get away, relax and have fun with your friends and family without a care in the world.

Local Information...

'With 10 miles of sugar white sand, this park is one of the top rated beaches in the United States rated #1 by Dr. Beach in 2002 . Sunbathing, shelling, snorkeling, swimming, bicycling and fishing are popular activities. A boat ramp which accommodates most trailered vessels is located at Eagle Harbor. Some of the highest dunes in the nation are found here as well as some of the last remaining habitat of coastal sand pine scrub. St Joseph Peninsula State Park has an abundance of wildlife and provides excellent opportunities for bird watching and wildlife viewing. The park is extremely popular during scallop season (July 1 - Labor Day weekend).'

Other local spots...

'If we don't have it, you probably don't need it'… Cape Trading Post less than 5 miles from 4Sunsets. Don't miss George's fresh hot donuts 7:30am until they run out!

Scallop Cove for kayak, stand up paddle board and other rentals (and gas, etc.) just past the Trading Post on your left.

Our favorite local restaurants...

Cone Heads (8020 Cape San Blas Rd)...1.1 miles from 4Sunsets for an after dinner walk for an ice cream cone.

In Port St. Joe…18.9 miles from 4Sunsets

Provisions (222 Reid Ave)

Pepper's (Mexican at 224 Reid Ave)

Joe Mama's (Wood Fired Pizza at 406 Reid Ave)

In Apalachicola…30.5 miles from 4Sunsets

Up the Creek Raw Bar (313 Water St.)

Additional recommendations from a vacationer who has been visiting CSB since the '60s:

I think I recall you mentioning a couple spots in Apalachicola for eating and just thought I would add our favorite in case you have not yet discovered it your self. The Grill of course is the original one and only on the corner by the light with bar none other best grouper sandwich in the pan handle. It was there forty years ago and Peter Fonda and the movie crew of Ulee's Gold which was made down there were regular customers. LOL it was the only choice actually for years. His 'Gold' was the famous Tupelo Honey gathered along the Appalach River. Best honey ever harvested and we still order it from locals by the gallon.

Our other favorite is Tamara's. It was originally located on one of the back streets but about five or so years ago she moved to the main street on the opposite side from the Grill and down the street a ways so not directly opposite The Grill. The Owl is okay but we really like Tamara's best.

Then hopefully you have also enjoyed the Raw Bar on 31 en route to Apalachicola. His hours are when he feels like opening and when they raked up enough oysters. We of course still like it before he modernized and expanded it and it was half the size it is now. Back when we walked it yelled at who ever was behind the counter 'Hey Bubba I want a tray of them steamed oysters ya'all just pulled out of the bay', then walked over to the cooler on the back wall and picked the brew of choice and sat at a table. When the oysters were cracked open and either steamed of raw as you wanted they were put on the counter and you went up and got the tray your self.

More Details
  • Sleeps 13
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

It all started when 4 friends from college brought their 4 sons to visit grandparents in Mexico Beach and needed a place to stay with their family dog. Cape San Blas was the closest spot and we all fell in love with the beauty and peacefulness of the forgotten coast. A few years later after another visit we started to talk seriously about making a dream a reality. Now, 7 years later, it's our genuine pleasure to share one of the most amazing places (in our opinion) on earth with you.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

I have to tell you - we all just took showers and are sitting here talking about the fact that this is truly BY FAR the nicest (and DEFINITELY the cleanest) home we have ever stayed in. We already don't want the week to end!!!
Oct 2014
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38 Reviews

4.9
based on 38 traveler reviews

5

Beautiful, tastefully done home. Well equipped for hours on the pristine beach and cooking

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with Alissa and her property! Will try to rent next year!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Amazing Two Weeks at the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful vacation here!! The house was perfect for our family and friends. Alissa has stocked the kitchen with everything one could need. We'll definitely be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, great location, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at your beach house, the beach was very private and relaxing. The house layout was great with plenty of room. We ate at shipwrecked raw bar in Port St Joe, great crab cakes, and got good shrimp and fish from St Joe shrimp company. If your looking for a great house on a peaceful relaxing beach then I highly recommend 4 sunsets! Thanks Alissa

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Huntsville, AL
5

Loved our stay in Apalachicola in the Wonderful Secluded Dunes House!!!

  • 5 of 5

We love the area and the house was perfect!! It is roomy and spacious and decorated wonderfully!! It is right on the beach and the views are

spectacular!! We loved our stay but it was way too short!! We're trying to talk our grown children into renting this house and including us for

their vacation - that is if we can find a week that's not booked!! Love it and would re-rent again in a heartbeat!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed 4Sunsets located on Cape San Blas--Apalachicola about 30 minutes away-- is AWESOME, too! Hope to have you all back.
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Excellent beach front house with all the comforts of home ... and more!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our sunrises and sunsets and all the times in between at 4 Sunsets!

The bedrooms are comfortably and attractively arranged with enough closet and drawer space to stay a full season! I loved my orange curtains flapping in the breeze and the view from my little deck. The elegant shower stall was a luxurious treat!

For folks who love to cook and eat, as we do and did, the kitchen was equipped with everything one might need. The best equipped kitchen I've ever had in a beach rental! The large dining table accommodated us all graciously. Loved the bar area with the small fridge and all the glassware, as well.

There was no lack of comfortable places to flop down to read or gaze out at the beach. It was hard to choose between the various porches and the living room. We tried them all. Having a screened porch section is a very nice bonus.

The foot spray on the board walk was handy, and I'm sure the outdoor showers underneath will be appreciated by summer visitors.

Those who used the bunk bed room commented that they would have benefitted from lamps or some additional lighting for reading in bed.

In time, it would be nice for you to add some books, brochures, and maps of places to visit in the area. San Blas and Gulf County are so rich with opportunities for birding, paddling, and exploring. Thanks to the Internet, we cobbled together plenty of things to do and places to go, but a full basket or shelf of guides to same would be a welcome addition.

We recommend the boat ride over to St. Vincent's National Wildlife Preserve with its amazing variety of habitats.

It's not too far to Wewahitchka to paddle the Dead Lakes with Matt Godwin. Didn't do it this time, but have done it before, and it's a very special way to see the Cypress and Tupelo that produce the unique Tupelo Honey. Smiley's Honey place is nearby.

Appalachicola is a charming town with an interesting history and plenty of eateries and drinkeries. Don't miss it.

Many thanks for such a lovely spot!

Deanna Moss

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews were spot on. What a great place to bring our families together from NC, TN, and FL. A great time was had by all.. I was very impressed by the communication from Alissa. She always responded within a few minutes of my emails. We visit the Cape once or twice a year and will rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Location

From the Owner

It's perfect. White sand, refreshing Gulf of Mexico, dolphins, sea turtles, no crowds, state park access…and saving the best for last, magical sunsets that are different each night.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Northwest Florida Beaches Int'l (ECP) at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cone Heads at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : St. Joe Country Club at 14 Miles Nearest Restaurant : ConeHeads at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Cape San Blas - you're on it! Car: necessary

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Late Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
 
Memorial Day - June
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
Late Summer 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Winter
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - May 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Memorial Day/June
May 19 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 17 2018
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning, Linens, Towels $275 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Laundry/dishwasher detergent, coffee filters, sugar/substitute packets, salt 'n pepper and starter toilet paper provided.
Tandem kayak on site available to rent.

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Amenities

From the Owner

We know what it's like to travel with kids and meet up with friends for a long week at the beach. We tried to make 4Sunsets clean, comfortable, homey yet uncluttered with spots for people to hang out together but also spots to get away for some privacy and quiet time. There's also a tandem kayak available to rent if you're interested in that.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

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  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beachfront

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2600 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 5: 1/2 bath main level - toilet, Pocket door off of living room
  • Outdoor Showers - outdoor shower, 2 private outdoor showers with changing area
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Spa-inspired double shower and two sinks
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Spa-inspired shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Spa-inspired shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, combination tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Private gulf/beach view deck and double shower, Directv
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Private gulf/beach view deck, Directv
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed, comfy TV viewing area with beanbag chairs
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king, Private State Park/bayside deck, Directv

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

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