5b/5b Bay home: private pool, hot tub, 500' dock, screen house, kayaks, SUP's, firepits all for you!


NEW LISTING:   Amelia By The Bay is more than just a home - it is a large, private property with a 500' dock, screen house, and 5 bedroom 5 bath home located at the desirable north end of the Cape (NOTE: Dock is shared with two other homes). Amelia is Pet Friendly (well mannered pets). 
This destination has something for everyone in the family. A 500' Dock (bring your boat), we have a large outdoor area with heated pool (seasonal additional fee), 6 person hot tub, outdoor tv, dinning table, and fire pits, screen house at the bay, Kayaks, paddle boards and a gaming table included in rental. The Gulf of Mexico is just across the street (Access at Cape Palms Park) ! This is a large property with loads of parking under the home and around it. Plenty of room for you to bring your boat or cart. Conviently located on the desirable north end of the Cape. Our location is also great for fishing, crabbing (crab trap included in rental)  and scalloping (in season). Great area for wildlife and marine life viewing. Great location for walking, jogging or biking. Our home is directly on the Logger Head Biking Trail!
Book Online and for more information, go to www.ameliabythebay. If you book early, we have a 3 payment plan to make it easy on the budget!

RV spot now available for additional weekly fee. This spot is not rented seperately from the home, but can be added during booking to allow additional family or friends with an RV to join you during your stay. Call in advance for details about the RV spot to assure you have the proper length electrical, water and sewer for the location. Basics : 50 amp Service, 3" sewer connection and hose bib.

Great for families with children from toddlers through teens.

Parents:  Stop stressing on the Gulf side with your small children and experience the calm, shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay.

Bring your boat - 500' dock with fish-cleaning sink, crab trap at the dock.

Screen house right on bay.

Paddle boards,  kayaks come with property (no need to rent them)

Home updated with attention to details that make your stay better than expected in a rental home.

Families LOVE this property

House built on pilings and is very functional to give everyone there space.

Quality bedding and comfortable mattresses. (King, Queen, Full and Single)

Best of both worlds:  Bay experience AND short walk to the beach along the "Logger Head Bike and jogging trail (approx 700yds) to Cape Palms Park.

Plenty of beach towels provided in addition to all standard linens

Fish, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and scallop (in season)

Pet-friendly for well mannered pets only ($100 pet fee)

Charming decor, clean, well-provisioned kitchen

Bay and pool side fire pit
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Tax: 12%
Well Mannered Pet Fee: $100.00 (Optional)
RV Rental Spot - Only if rented with Home: $300.00 (Optional)
Pool Heat: $225.00 (Optional)
Refundable Damage Deposit: $250.00
Cleaning and Grounds: $350.00

Amelia By The Bay Policies

Check-In Time: 4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Amelia is absolutely one of the best homes and locations on Cape San Blas if not the Forgotten Coast! Easy access to both the Gulf and St. Joe Bay. The home is spacious, clean, private and close to everything you’ll need to have a fun vacation. Steve and Susan are very accommodating and committed to making your stay a great one. Amelia is definitely worth checking out!

Had a great stay. Nicely equipped and clean. A Little shade on the back deck would be nice, but not required. We will definitely consider booking for next year. We really appreciate dog friendly and so did our two labs. We wore them out.
Peaceful and Relaxing!

This rental house is so beautiful with lots to do. It feels like home. They have everything you need to enjoy your time. Enjoy your time kayaking, stand up paddle board, or late night bonfire on the Bay. You can go crabbing and fishing of the Pier. The beach is only a walk away to enjoy with the family, or a romantic walk during the sunset! I am already planning on another trip. Thank yall for a wonderful time!!
Week in Late October 2017

Everyone in our group children and adults loved the stay at Amelia. The public access to the beach worked out very well and was more convenient than I expected. i loved the long dock and screen porch that is located right by the bay. I was able to stow all my fishing gear there instead of lugging it from the house. The kayaks and sup's were lots of fun. We hope to plan another stay here in the future... Randy from Tennessee
Great clean nicely decorated home

We stayed at Amelia By the Bay the last of October through the first of November and the weather was in the 70's five of the seven days we were there. The bay was beautiful and clear. Scully's Slow Country Boil is just a block away. The public beach access is just 3/10ths of a mile away. It is dog friendly (must keep your pet on a leash) and our little Cairn loved it. We will definitely consider going back.
Great Time
Susan and Steve’s home is located just a short walk to the bay and across the street from the beach. They have thought of every detail in making their home comfortable and accommodating. The whole area is full of wildlife and we saw bald eagles from the deck and many birds by the bay. The sunrises and sunset were amazing and we enjoyed many quiet moments on the pier. Port St. Joe is a quiet little town. We hope to return!
Pleasant, clean, and well stocked home on the Bay

We had a great time at Amelia on the Bay! The owners were very helpful and checked in on us via phone message once we arrived to make sure everything was going well and if we needed anything. The home was clean, well stocked, and also had a new hot tub! We really enjoyed the use of the paddleboards, kayaks, and crab traps. I recommend to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing vacation!
The Perfect Little Getaway

I don’t think we could have found a better spot! It was nice to have access to both the bay and the beach. The beach is an easy walk on foot that took us no time to get there. Also, the pier on the bayside is gorgeous! We lit a fire out there on the fire pit and overall I think I might like the bay side a little more than the beach, but we loved having access to both! The house itself is kept well and was clean when we arrived. Everyone slept comfortably and the internet worked fairly well throughout the week. Not much more we could have asked for! Will definitely be coming back!
We Love Amelia By The Bay!

There is so much to love about Amelia By The Bay. This was our third stay and we will definitely return. The home is attractive, comfortable and well stocked with anything you can think of to make your stay enjoyable. The store and fish market about a mile away have about anything you could need. We have visited here with extended family with small children and the house is set up well for that too. We love the dock for fishing, and a relaxing place to sit at the end of a day of visiting the beach. The front and back decks also offer a relaxing seat either in the sun or the shade, often eagles and ospreys fly over head. The St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, located nearby at the end of the cape, is a treasure we just love visiting. Experiencing the beauty of Cape San Blas with less of the hustle and bustle of more commercial locations along the Gulf Coast is the reason we love staying at Amelia By The Bay. Steve and Susan couldn't be better hosts to ensure a perfect vacation. We feel pretty lucky to have found this gem and can hardly wait to return!
Wonderful place to relax.

This was our first visit to Amelia and I have to say it surpassed everything we thought from the photos on the website. It was peaceful, we loved the bay side and the Gulf side which was only a short walk away. Absolutely loved my first experience kayaking in the bay. The shallow water was perfect for our fist time-- no worries! It is a very quiet place but has sidewalks down the road for biking or walking the dog (yep, she was welcome there). Groceries were not too far away for an emergency run with larger stores in a nearby town. There were a few places to eat close by for when we didn't want to cook too. The rooms are large with plenty of space to spread out in the common areas. The decks were great for outdoor cooking and watching the sunrise and sunsets. So was the hot-tub! Overall, this was a lovely get-away and we will return!
Our Stay at Amelia By The Bay

Just came back from a wonderful vacation at Amelia by the bay. The owners are extremely friendly & always a text away if you have a question. The house is fully equipped with almost everything you need at the beach from beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, kayaks, paddle boards & much more. The screen in porch by the dock is a nice added feature. We set out crab traps at the dock (that came w the house) and had a bunch of crabs & hermit crabs. Raw chicken seemed to work the best in the crab traps. 
My husband was extremely happy that he was able to dock his 24ft center console hydrasport at the dock. we had to watch the tide chart on a daily basis as the tide does get very low. If you take a boat make sure you pay attention to the tide chart!! The guys went deep sea fishing & caught king mackerel, sharks & mahi-mahi! 
We loved the house & hope to visit again! 

Hitchcock family
Wonderful location to beach and bay

The games, puzzles, and hot tub were a real hit when it started raining. The proximity to the bay and beach were great. We will definitely be coming back.
Amelia By The Bay

What an amazing stay! Great location by the beach and the bay..... best of both worlds! The owners provided great service! Lots of extra amenities.... paddle boards, kayaks, hot tub!! The dock was amazing as well! The perfect place to relax and watch the sunsets! I can’t wait to go back!

Stay at Amelia By The Bay

On previous trips to CSB we stayed on the gulf side and was looking to see what the Bay side had to offer. Wow, what a surprise. The Dock is a must and the calm crystal clear waters on the bay will keep you occupied for hours. The screen house at the bay is a must of late afternoons. We also spent several nights at the fire pit looking up at the stars. We saw eagles fly over several times during our stay. The hot tub is a great addition to cool off and take in the beauty of the surrounding area. We also enjoyed using the crab traps, kayaks and made our first attempts at paddle boarding! Can't wait to return next year!!!!

This is a great property. Very peaceful. Kids loved it.
Best of the Beach and the Bay!

The pictures in this case are only half as amazing as this place is in reality!! It truly is the perfect spots of both worlds. As a family of 3 teen boys and two dogs it couldn’t have been anymore perfect! The boys ages 15, 13 and 13 has so much fun with all the activities right there they forgot how mad there were at me when they realized the pool was our very own private oasis and there wouldn’t be “friends” (girls in bikinis) to meet!!! The pool and hot tub area have a covered area with a huge TV and table for movies or music. The husband loved this! The house is clean, plenty of comfy sitting areas, soft sheets and a covered deck with a great view of the bay! Everyday we found more surprises that the owners have for you to use during your stay! The screened hut and fire pit at the dock are perfect. We watched a storm roll in after a day of paddleboards from this spot and were treated with a double rainbow over the bay! Speechless beauty! The walk over to the beach from the house is very short! Honestly there is so little traffic on this beach spot you can be alone!! Like really alone on a beach with your kids and your pups! The owners have a closet with everything: beach toys, chairs, fishing gear... Now it isn’t in a big town. The Piggly Wiggly is the closest grocery (and they don’t sell alcohol...I know I’m still confused on that) however there are places right besides it that sell all your adult beverages. If you plan to eat out remember this is a place that moves at a much slower pace and relax. Overall it was my crew’s favorite beach trip! We are almost afraid to tell everyone how perfect it is here. There is so much to do, it is a very physical vacation spot and also relaxing. Steven and Susan were great at answering questions and truly want everyone to have an amazing time in their home. I read reviews and suggestions before picking their place and they had added or updated everything suggested. It really is the best of beach and bay. Thank you both!
Vacation home with the best of both worlds

Amelia By the Bay has a beautiful view of the bay side and is in walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed spending most of our week in the bay kayaking and snorkeling. While snorkeling, we followed around puffer fish and found some starfish, which we had never done before! The hot tub was nice in the afternoon once it cooled down. The screen house provided us with some shade down at the bay and a place to hang out. We also roasted marshmallows and made smores around the fire pit. On our last day, we spent some time at the state park, which has a beautiful beach. This is one of our favorite places to stay and we will be looking forward to our stay again next year!
Amazing Week

This by far has been the best family vacation we have had. The location was perfect and with the added bonus of the pool and hot tube, we spent a great deal more time just hanging out at the house than we have in the past. The kids loved being able to explore snorkeling in the bay or just cruising in the kayak. The property met all of our needs for the week, and then some. Steve & Susan were great host with quick response to all our questions. Only three days back home and we are already planning our trip for next year.
Relaxing Retreat!

We really enjoyed relaxing in the pool. The close proximity to the bay, beach, and fresh seafood was wonderful.
Late Fall getaway

Great house and location. Close to everything. Great amenities and bay front location. House comes with everything you would need.
Amelia is AMAZING!

5 Star all the way! The house is well stocked! Beach towels, beach chairs, kayaks, tv’s everywhere, kitchen is full of any pot or pan you’d need. We were back and fourth from the hot tub to the pool every day. Walking to the doc and enjoying the bay with gulf beach across the road was so awesome! We put our boat in at the state park, paid $11 to get in. It was great being able to hop on the boat anytime and clean fish at the doc. We caught red fish and black drum, puffer fish and trout... saw some sea turtles, sting rays, horseshoe crabs, fiddler crabs all over Pig Island and of course hermit crabs. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, built a fire on the beach one night and used the fire pit at Amelia almost every night. Owners are so hospitable and have done a fantastic job of making sure guests have everything you need! It was a plus having a refrigerator downstairs in the storage room and a new refrigerator/ appliances upstairs. Lovely views of the bay from the living room, kitchen and deck out back and large deck on the front facing the gulf. It was hard for us to leave Amelia it really feels like home and we look forward to our next trip there. Thanks Susan and Steve for everything!
Perfect Location!

Great home and great owners. The property was well stocked with plenty of beach and bay items. The hot tub and pool were so great to have with our young children. We would highly recommend the property and look forward to staying again.

Hate to let you guys know how great this place is because I'm afraid it'll always be booked! We've been coming to the cape twice a year since 1999 and have rented just about everywhere. We rented this bay house years ago before current owners renovated and it was "ok". But, man, Steve and Susan went all out! Probably the most comfortable house we've rented down there. And has everything. Pool, hot tub, big screens, grill, all kind of pots and pans and bowl and storage containers and utensils and on and on and on...This trip we rented a boat from Wefings in Appalachacola. They delivered it on Monday morning to the state park boat ramp and picked it up Friday afternoon. So all we had to do was walk down the dock and get in the boat and fish as long as we wanted to each day. We used the "Fishing Spots" app which was spot on with the best fishing times and tide charts and weather. We caught the limit each day within a 1/2 mile radius of the house. Went out to where the water changed color an drifted in with the SSE winds, using Vudu Vixen 3 inch 1/4 oz shad (from Scallop Cove Bait shop) to catch 16-20 inch trout. Easily one of our best trips of a lifetime. Thanks to Steve and Susan for all of the extras that make this such a wonderful vacation home!

First and foremost the hospitality of the homeowners made us feel at ease with our rental choice. They were in touch often and informative....I must say what a gorgeous home and location! The decor was beautiful and modern. The home was super clean on arrival and was stocked with every necessary kitchen utensil and cookware. The pool and hot tub are a super bonus!! We did not want to leave! We will definitely be back to Amelia and will be a forever customer of Steve and Susan. ❤️

We have been renting Amelia for over 15 years. The new updates are amazing! The sea life is incredible! As a pet owner, we were so thankful for the new gate on the deck. Everything was simply perfect! Excellent job Steve and Susan!

We came down with 5 family members in two cars because we have stayed in other places in the past that said they were "well-equipped" and were not. Well, when Steve and Susan say well-equipped, they mean it! We only went out to eat the first and last nights, every other night we cooked in and we had everything we needed to make delicious meals. We have two teenagers and they greatly enjoyed the kayaks, boogie boards, and games. The adults enjoyed the hot tub and we were all in the pool every day! Absolutely a beautifully decorated, well maintained lovely home with all the amenities. I hope we can return soon!
Perfect House

We come to the Cape as much as we can, sometimes 3-5 times per year and this has been one of our favorite homes! Location is wonderful! We brought two boats and kept them at the dock. Beach access was easy. The house had every amenity you could want. The pool was wonderful and we used it daily. Hot tub was great as well. Home was clean and area is very private and quiet. It was a huge bonus having the downstairs fridge. Owners are very nice to work with and go out of their way to be helpful. Will definitely rent this house again

My family loved Amelia by the Bay. The house was clean and very well equipped. We had our boat at the dock all week. This was bery convienent considering When we stayed on the beachside we had to Launch the boat daily. The beach access At the near by Park was easy also. The pool was wonderful. We love Cape San Blas And would definitely book Amelia By The Bay again. We can’t wait to go back!!
Best house on the Bay

Great house on the bay and very nice, super helpful owners. Easy access to the bay right where the scallops like to congregate. This is the 2nd time we rented the house and loved the additions of the pool, hot tub, more paddle boards and kayaks, back deck roof, and cement parking. All of the room (kitchen, living room, bedrooms, baths) are roomy and the beds and couches are very comfortable. We didn't tell the owners but we re-arranged the furniture so as to make TV watching more comfortable for 7 of us and allow room for a 6-ft. folding table for my son's desk-top computer and a 4-ft. folding table for puzzles; there was plenty room; of course, we put it all back like we found it. The large TV's in every room with Netflix were great. They provide so much well above expectation -- boogie boards, pool toys, fish nets, an extra frig, even wagons to take all your stuff to the bay, and more. We look forward to our next trip!

We enjoyed our visit to the Cape and would definitely rent this lovely home again. Everything was very well maintained and the owners were extremely helpful throughout the entire rental process. Highly recommend this bay side home.

Can’t say enough about the rental and the owners ..First class all the way around ..already booked for next year .. beautiful accommodations and scenery ..very laid back ..

Wonderful!!! Had an absolutely amazing vacation in CSB and that was made possible by staying at Amelia by the Bay. The house is amazing. We are a family of 5 and 2 dogs. Plenty of seating room for folks to spread out and plenty of room for dog crates/beds as well. Used the dock, kayaks and SUP ALOT! Kids (and one of the dogs) had a great time swimming and paddling around the bay. Beach is also very accessible. I walked the dogs to the beach every morning (except the morning we went the other way to stand in line for doughnuts at Webers - worth it!), but we did drive with the whole family since with small kids you do take a ton of stuff sometimes. Easy walk back with wet dog! Owners were very easy to reach. We are already planning a return trip. If you go during a season when it as wet as it was for us this season, take lots of bug spray. Even going out in the wee hours of the morning to star gaze (great location for it), the mosquitoes will carry you away - part of life by water, especially after a rainy summer. We didn't use the pool as the kids prefer to be at the beach or in the bay, but it is a great looking pool. We did use the hot tub and now my husband is shopping for one - ha! You can't go wrong staying here!!!

For the past 20 years my husband and I have spent Thanksgiving week on St George Island, however, this year we were not able to find any of our previously rented (and beloved) homes available. In searching, I stumbled upon Amelia By the Bay’s website and knew this was our 2020 Thanksgiving home! It did not disappoint!! The home was immaculate and incredibly comfortable. The amenities offered are unmatched in any home we have rented - pool, hot tub (both used daily!), dock, kayaks, paddle boards, outdoor living areas (pool deck and hot tub area complete with TV!), screened “porch” by the bay, to name a few...Steve and Susan are incredibly nice and wonderful to work with. They responded quickly to any and all questions we had before and during our stay. They have made this feel like a home and not a rental...it was TRULY a home away from home. We did not want to leave and are definitely ready to go back...trying to convince my husband that next year we’ll stay for 2 weeks!
Beautiful Week!

We had such a lovely week at Amelia for Spring Break. We went fishing and crabbing every day! We all went kayaking twice and to the beach several days. It was an easy drive to the beach and we always found parking. We were the first guests to enjoy the finished upper level and it was FABULOUS!! Well done!
Lovely Place!

We lucked out and due to a cancelation were able to stay the week with our 3 boys (teen and older) and had a great time. Everything you could want/need is there (salt, pepper, oil, etc.) and the game table and finished upper level were a nice surprise! We rented bikes from up the road (probably the only thing the owner could add, but they are reasonable to rent for the week), the water for kayak/SUP is clean and very calm and we appreciated all supplies were there. My boys enjoyed the pool and hot tub too! I would highly recommend bringing bug spray/bite sticks as it's pretty woodsy compared to other parts of the gulf we've stayed, but gorgeous and relaxing! Would definitely rent again!
Wow Wow Wow!

What a lovely home to vacation in! Great amenities, very clean home, huge tv's everywhere, including outside at the pool area. We were thrilled to walk to the dock every morning for a bayside sunrise. Truly, this home exceeded our expectations! Thanks for sharing such a lovely place. I would give it ten stars if I could.
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 King Beds
  • 3 Full Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Video Library
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Cell Phone
  • Vacuum
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
  • Keurig
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Private Pool
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Hot Tub/Heated Spa
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 5 cars
  • RV Parking Nearby
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier
  • Boat Parking Nearby
  • Trailer Parking Nearby