Amazing Views! First Tier Home on Cape San Blas
DescriptionYour searching is over. You have found the beach house for your next beach vacation! Built in 2016, the Craigs' Coastal Cottage at over 2,600 square feet heated space with five balconies (two of which face the gulf and are extra wide) provides plenty of space for your next family vacation! The house is a first tier house (only a 3 minute walk to the beach) with wonderful views of the gulf and the community pool is directly across from our driveway. Two master suites both with king sized beds face the gulf. There is a queen bedroom with its own balcony. A fourth bedroom has two bunk beds that sleep four. This home sleeps ten comfortably. The layout: 1st floor is carport. Second floor is the bedroom level. Third floor is the kitchen and living area. The house has an elevator that is available upon request. The San Dunes Community of curbed streets has only approximately ten to eleven homes.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
HOW CLOSE IS THE HOUSE TO THE BEACH AND POOL? I actually timed the walk from leaving our driveway to the end of the walkway (stepping down to the sand) is less than a three minute walk. The community pool is right across the street from the end of our driveway. I believe our house is the closest one to the pool.
HOW DO WE GET THE KEYS? Our door is keyless. We will email you your own code days before your arrival date. You will NOT have to stand in line at a lengthy check in. You just go straight to the house.
HOW DO I GET TO THE HOUSE? The house address is 107 Summer House Ln, Cape San Blas, FL 32456. You may also see it listed as 107 Summer House Ln, Port St. Joe, FL 32456. Just set either of those on your GPS or enter it at a map website for directions.
WHAT IS THE TIME ZONE? Cape San Blas is just inside the Eastern Time Zone.
WHEN ARE THE CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIMES? Check in is anytime after 4:00 p.m. Often it is ready by 3 p.m. Check out is no later than 10:00 a.m.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS? We do through PAYPAL. There is a 3% convenience fee applied to cover our costs (Paypal charges us). You can also pay by debit or credit card through the Square Cash App or Venmo and there is no fee for this. We also accept personal checks and money orders.
WHEN IS PAYMENT DUE? To reserve a time period you send in a $300 security deposit (along with a signed contract that we will email you.) Thirty days prior to your check in date we need to have received your payment in full. The reason for the thirty period is two fold: 1) To make sure your check clears the bank, and 2) In case you did not pay without letting us know, it gives us time to try to rent out that week to someone else.
CAN WE CANCEL THE CONTRACT? Guest(s) can cancel their reservation at any time without penalty 60 days or further out from the check in date. If Guest(s) cancel between 31 and 60 days from the check in date, ½ of the rent will still be due. If Guest(s) cancel any time 30 days or less from the check in date, then the full rent will still be due. We will use reasonable efforts to try to rent it to someone else and credit whatever rent we get to what would be owed by the Guest(s). If we can get it rented for the full rental amount, Guest(s) would owe nothing however the full security deposit would be forfeited.
IS THERE MAID SERVICE? Unlike hotels, vacation houses typically do not offer cleaning services during the guest's stay. We have a professional team clean the house before each guest arrives. Linens are changed. Fresh towels, wash clothes, new soap and toilet paper are supplied. But during your stay you will be responsible for your laundry as needed (we have a full sized washer and dryer in the unit), and additional soap and toilet paper as needed. Laundry detergent is not supplied; so please remember to bring some or you can pick up some at a local grocery store.
IS THIS A NON-SMOKING UNIT? Yes, absolutely no smoking in the unit or on the balcony.
WHAT ABOUT PETS? We love our little yorkie, but sorry no pets of any kind are allowed.
HOW IS THE KITCHEN STOCKED? There is no food in the kitchen, but there are plenty of dishes, glasses, pots, pans, and cooking and eating utensils. We have a good supply of cookware, a crock pot and a new Mr. Coffee Keurig. A regular coffee maker, blender, and toaster are also in the kitchen. The refrigerator has an ice maker in its freezer. A nice charcoal grill is available in the carport.
DO YOU HAVE BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLAS? The answer on that is probably. We have some and unless another guest takes or breaks them we will still have them. Guests work well with each other by frequently leaving beach supplies and toys. You will find them in the carport. We just ask that you return them.
WHAT ABOUT HURRICANES? Hurricane season is officially from June 1 through November 30. The peak time tends to be late August through September. However, landfall hurricanes are not that common. On average, two major hurricanes will make landfall somewhere on the U.S. every three years. About five hurricanes of any size will make landfall somewhere on the U.S. every three years. We do not issue refunds due to the threat of a hurricane. However if there is a mandatory evacuation you will receive a pro rated refund for each date of your vacation during the period of the mandatory evacuation.
WHO DO WE CALL IF THERE IS A PROBLEM? In the unlikely event there is a needed repair, you can call or email us. You will have the email addresses and cell numbers for both of us. Although we both work, we will make every effort to get the matter corrected as soon as possible.
MAY I ASK WHO YOU ARE? We are Brent and Angela Craig. We are the owners of the unit. We are not a management company. We have only these two vacation rentals. So you will get our upmost attention. We live in a small town in North Alabama: Hartselle, Alabama. You will probably pass it on your way to the beach. Brent is a state district judge. Angela works as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for our local school system. We have two adult daughters.
Cleaning Fee: $325
State and Local Taxes: 12%
Weekend Rates listed above are nightly rates for Friday and Saturday nights.
Must be 25 years old or older to rent.
Times listed are Eastern Time.
Must be 25 years old or older to rent.
Times listed are Eastern Time.
Super Host and Beautiful House
Brent it’s truly an amazing host, he went out of his way to help me stay at his home for a long time so I could help local hurricane Michael victims. He’s truly someone that cares about the community. The house is beautiful, probably one of the nicest vacation rentals that I have ever stayed at. He’s a great super host, always there if you need him. Highly recommended.11/30/2018
This house is gorgeous!!!! The decks are incredible and the views are ah-mazing! VERY short walk to the beach. Everything you can want in a beach house! Brent was very responsive and a great host.11/19/2018
This house is gorgeous!!!! The decks are incredible and the views are ah-mazing! VERY short walk to the beach. Everything you can want in a beach house! Brent was very responsive and a great host.
This is a wonderful house owned by a wonderful couple. You will not find lovelier hosts or a more beautifully kept home. Views from every room, large open porches, steps away from the white sand and a 1 minute drive to the local retailers. We are so sad to leave this special place. Thank you to the Craig’s for opening their beautiful home to us during our stay. We will be back!12/23/2018
This is a wonderful house owned by a wonderful couple. You will not find lovelier hosts or a more beautifully kept home. Views from every room, large open porches, steps away from the white sand and a 1 minute drive to the local retailers. We are so sad to leave this special place. Thank you to the Craig’s for opening their beautiful home to us during our stay. We will be back!
Absolutely 1st class all the way!
“Absolutely 1st class all the way! The views, unforgettable! The house, incredible! Brent has thought of everything and is ready at a moments notice to take care of any questions!”01/01/2019
Beautiful Relaxing Place to Stay
Brent is an incredibly responsive, helpful host from booking to check-out. The place is beautiful, has outstanding views despite not being right on the beach, and is such a short walk away from the sand and water. It is well-decorated, well-kept, and a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. The area offers a lot of interesting things to do in nearby towns, good food, and places to walk around. We had a wonderful stay!03/05/2019
Brent is an incredibly responsive, helpful host from booking to check-out. The place is beautiful, has outstanding views despite not being right on the beach, and is such a short walk away from the sand and water. It is well-decorated, well-kept, and a beautiful, relaxing place to stay. The area offers a lot of interesting things to do in nearby towns, good food, and places to walk around. We had a wonderful stay!
Awesome beach house!! A++
This house worked out so great for our group of four families! This was our first time staying in Cape San Blas and we will most certainly be back! The home is amazing -- huge kitchen with everything you might need. It worked out so great to have all of the bedrooms on the 2nd floor and the huge living space on the top floor! The kids (and sometimes adults) could go to bed early and everyone else could stay up late watching TV, being loud, etc. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable. Brent was always very responsive and took care of any needs or requests we had throughout the whole process! The beach really is a short 3 minute walk away; the pool couldn't be any closer! We were also very spoiled to have an elevator! We hope to return next year!08/03/2019
The Craig’s are personal friends of ours. They’re both the absolute best! This was our first time here and it far exceed our expectations. They’re house is beautiful with everything you may want or need. The beach is just minutes away and so peaceful without crowds of people. We loved everything especially the king size mattresses! Ha! We will be back!10/09/2019
We Loved the Craig’s beautiful home!
We were very pleasantly surprised that the home was even better in person than in photos. We found the home beautifully decorated, clean, well stocked, with several thoughtful and personal extra touches. We have a toddler and found so many useful things that were available to us. We cook a good bit and found the kitchen to be very well stocked which is something that is uncommon in other rentals. We didn’t necessarily plan to cook as much as we did, but we simply enjoyed hanging out at the house when we weren’t on the beach. We encountered one small issue during our stay and Brent was right on it within minutes and stayed in close communication as he sought a resolution. We will be returning to the Craig’s Coastal Cottage next year.10/19/2019
Where else would you rather be!!
We have stayed on The Cape several times, and this is by far the best house we have stayed in. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds are very comfy, and the views are stunning!! Having an elevator to help with unpacking process was a major plus as well. The beach is a short minute or 2 walk, and is beyond beautiful.. Brent is such a good host, you definitely will never regret renting this house. We have already booked our stay for next year!! Thanks Brent, you all are awesome!!12/31/1969
- Dining Table
- Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
- Private Charcoal Grill
- Linens & Towels
- Private Bathroom
- Shower/Tub Combo
- Walk in Shower
- Private Bathroom
- Balcony/Patio off Master
- Ceiling Fans
- Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
- Walk-in Shower
- Big Screen TV
- Cable TV
- No Pets
- No Smoking
- Pack and Play
- High Chairs
- Managed By Owner
- High Speed Internet Access
- Wireless Internet Access
- Breakfast Bar
- Can Opener
- Coffee Maker
- Fully Equipped Kitchen
- Garbage Compactor
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Ice Maker
- Ironing Board
- Pots and Pans
- Water Filter
- Crock Pot
- BBQ Grill
- Community Pool
- Outside Shower
- Private Parking
- Gulf/Ocean View
- Beach Chairs Provided
- View (Water)
- Parking for 4 cars
- 2 King Beds
- Queen Bed
- 2 Bunk Beds
- Trundle Bed
- Bunk Room