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Description

Life slows down at the Cape. It's a magical place known only to a handful of people. The sand is silky soft & the water is shades of blue or green. (But, the occasional storm can turn the water murky.) The sunsets over the ocean are breathtaking, as are the sunrises over the bay. Cape San Blas is far enough away from big cities that you are able to see millions & millions of stars at night. 

The space
The Salty Mermaid is 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom townhouse in a quiet, gated community on the north end of Cape San Blas. It is a quick stroll to the sugar sands and blue-green waters of the Gulf. Each of the 4 bedrooms has its own private bath, there is an elevator that services all floors, a fully stocked closet with all the beach gear you might need, as well as stunning beach and sunset views! Take the community boardwalk directly down to the beach or take a dip in the community pool. Nearby, the entire family can enjoy the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park with adventures on the Gulf, the Bay, or utilize the boat launch at Eagle Harbor in just a few minutes drive.

The 4th floor beachside bedroom has a king bed with an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom has a jetted tub/shower combo. This bedroom has a private balcony with views of the pool, beach, and ocean. There are two Adirondack chairs and a day bed/couch for you to relax on out on the balcony.

The 4th floor bayside bedroom features a queen bed with a twin over twin bunk, making it the perfect room for kids. The bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a shower. This room also has a desk with a monitor for your use.

The 3rd floor is an open concept living room/kitchen area. There are two full size couches in the living room. One couch has the ability to fold down to use as a bed. There is a balcony off the living room with a small table and four chairs. There are two swivel chairs, a loveseat, and a coffee table on the balcony as well. The fully stocked kitchen has a peninsula with 3 barstools. There is a dining table with room for six in the kitchen. There is a half bathroom on this floor.

On the second floor, the beachside bedroom feature a king bed with ensuite bathroom and walk in shower. There is a private balcony off this bedroom with 2 Adirondack chairs, two armchairs, and coffee table. The bayside ensuite bedroom has a queen bed. This bathroom has a tub/shower combo. There is a bay view out the bedroom window. In the queen bedroom closet is a plastic tub full of various board games.

On the first floor, you will find a full sized washer and dryer for your convenience. There is a tall storage cabinet next to the washer and dryer loaded with towels and blankets for your pup if you need it. We ask that if you use these, that you wash, dry, fold, and put them away before your departure. There is also a large closet under the stairs loaded with all sorts of beach gear and chairs you are welcome to use. Please rinse off the sand and salt water before putting them away.

Outside is a gas grill for your use. Please cover it when finished using. The salt air is very harsh on anything left outside. We would like to prolong its life as much as possible. There is an outdoor shower and hose for you to use when coming back in from the beach or a day on the water. There are some stackable plastic chairs and a folding plastic table for your use, too.

We provide some basics to get you started on your stay, but you will probably need to bring some toilet paper and paper towels. We do not provide shampoo or conditioner or body gel. We provide a small bar of soap in each bathroom.

Feel free to message me with any questions or special requests!

Guest access
You will have full access to the entire property except for two locked owner's closets.

Additional notes
Rental fees are non-refundable unless there is a mandatory hurricane evacuation. Travel insurance is widely available and relatively inexpensive. We highly advise purchasing travel insurance.

You are welcome to use the elevator, but please be VERY patient. It is slow and has specific instructions that must be followed for it to work properly. Couple of tips... make sure the inner and outer doors on all levels are closed or it will not work at all, when opening the outer door from inside the elevator, a little trick is to pull the door towards you and the push it open. Children under the age of 12 MUST NOT be allowed to ride alone or play with the elevator. It is a safety issue. You are responsible for ensuring the elevator is properly operated and not abused. It is very expensive to have the elevator repaired and serviced.

Internet is notoriously spotty on the Cape. It tends to go out periodically. We apologize in advance if this happens, but it is truly beyond our control.

Neighborhood overview
Sea Cliffs is a gated quiet community on the north end of Cape San Blas. There is a community pool with a cabana and bathroom. There is a small playground area for children. The community recently upgraded the playground equipment. There is a walkover to the beach with benches at the top. It is a wonderful place to watch the gorgeous sunsets.

Getting around
We are limited to 3 vehicles per unit, including trailered boats.
From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights

Policy

​We do not give refunds for weather issues, including hurricanes. Travel insurance is widely available and relatively inexpensive. We advise purchasing travel insurance.

10 guests maximum
Self check-in with keypad
No parties or events
No smoking or vaping is allowed whatsoever anywhere in the house or on the balconies. If the cleaners report back that the house smells like smoke or there is evidence of smoking in the house or on the balconies, you will forfeit your security deposit. ​
 

Check-In Time: 4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM

This place is amazing!
5.0
This place is amazing! You ll have everything you need for your vacation from tea spoons to beach toys. Very clean and spacious place! Michele is very easy to communicate with and you cannot beat the location of the the house. Very close to the beach and the views from the balcony is amazing. Will be back, definitely!
09/01/2022
5 Stars!
5.0

Very respectful and I would invite more people to book with her very outstanding and well-mannered.
09/01/2022
Loved our stay!
5.0
Loved our stay! She thought of everything we would need and it was in the house. Michele was very quick to get back with responses with anything we needed or any questions we had.
10/01/2022
Amazing Location and Super Comfy
5.0

Amazing location and super comfy. Perfect spot for families! Felt like home on the days my family decided to stay in and relax. The owner was amazing about responding and so very nice. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. 10 out of 10 recommended staying here and plan to again myself!
10/15/2022
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Games
  • Reading Library
General
  • Pet Friendly
  • High Chairs
  • Elevator/Lift
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Waterfront
Parking
  • Parking Available
Entertainment
  • Television