Unwind - Gulf View
Cape San Blas, Florida, United States 32456
Gulf county beaches are closed due to the Coronavirus until April 9. The county Commissioners might extend beach closure so check with host before booking.
Unwind, is a fist-tier town-home with wonderful views of the Gulf, just a few steps and no roads to cross to access the sugar white sands of Cape San Blas. Unwind and it's sister unit Relax.
Silent Sands - This lovely community is quiet and pet friendly as are our beaches.
Beach - "Relax and Unwind" is just a few short steps to the neighborhood boardwalk to the beach, no roads to cross.
Bay - Dedicated Bay Access for launching your kayak
Screen Porch with dining table and chairs
Living Room - Both living rooms are feature a 55 in Smart TV, books for relaxing on the beach or on the screen porch and a sleeper sofa
Dining Room - Our cottage table sits 6 comfortably and sits in the middle of our open floor plan. Light bright and open
Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops.
Lower Master - The ground level features a king bed, Smart TV and en suite bath
Upper Master - The upper level features a king bed, Smart TV and en suite bath
Amenities - WiFi, Cable TV, Beach Chairs, Gas Grill, Washer and Dryer,
Pets: Small dogs (30lbs or less) are allowed but limited to 2. Pet fee of $110/pet is required.
Deck / Patio / Balcony
Iron & Board
Paid Parking on Premises
Specific Rate Details
Cleaning and Linens: $160
Security Deposit: $250
County and State taxes: 12%
Pet Fee: $110/pet
Rates and Availability
|Weeknight||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay||Max Stay|
|Standard Rate||$200 / night||$200 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Winter 2020Jan 02 2020 - Mar 06 2020||$110 / night||$110 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Early SpringMar 07 2020 - Mar 20 2020||$140 / night||$165 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Peak SpringMar 21 2020 - Apr 17 2020||$165 / night||$165 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Late SpringApr 18 2020 - May 01 2020||$120 / night||$120 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Early SummerMay 02 2020 - May 22 2020||$165 / night||$165 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|SummerMay 23 2020 - Jun 26 2020||$240 / night||$240 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Peak SummerJun 27 2020 - Jul 10 2020||$260 / night||$260 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Late SummerJul 11 2020 - Aug 07 2020||$220 / night||$220 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Late SummerAug 08 2020 - Oct 30 2020||$160 / night||$160 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Early FallOct 31 2020 - Nov 20 2020||$100 / night||$100 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|ThanksgivingNov 21 2020 - Nov 29 2020||$160 / night||$160 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|Late FallNov 30 2020 - Dec 18 2020||$100 / night||$100 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|HolidaysDec 19 2020 - Jan 01 2021||$160 / night||$160 / night||N/A||N/A||4 nights||N/A|
|WinterJan 02 2021 - Mar 05 2021||$110 / night||$110 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
We've stayed at the Unwind several times, and each time we leave, we can't wait to come back. This beach house is so close to the beautiful white sand beach, and the property is always very clean and neat, and well maintained. The owners do such a good job of providing a comfortable place to relax and recharge. Thank you! We will be back...soon, I hope. John and Susan
We're so happy you've enjoyed Unwind so much! There's nothing like being so close to the beach and having a quiet, relaxing gtetaway. We love having you stay and welcome you back anytime!
We loved the location of home, proximity to beach and resturants is outstanding...we had everything we needed, with regard to kitchen setup and linens, we brought our own dog linens, but loved you provided them as well. Only recommendation we have is add a portable battery operated vacum to stay on top of sandy floors, we swept everyday as the tile floors always felt gritty, but understandably so being so close to beach. I know its not good to advertise guests pack bug spray, but we could have used it during our visit...the mosquitoes were giant size! My husband is not a beach person, but said he would enjoy renting this home again...yay! Locals and other guests were all great people. Thx so much for a great time!
So glad you enjoyed your time on the beach and that the house was able to win over your husband! Thanks for your note about the vacuum and bug spray, we will keep it in mind for future renters. Hope to see you again for your next beach vacation.
This property is extremely well maintained, and has every convenience needed. It's beautiful inside, and it's only a few steps to the beach. Loved the outdoor shower for rinsing the sand off of me and my little pup. Would definitely stay here again!
We're so happy you got to enjoy your vacation in our property. The outdoor shower is the perfect way to end a day at the beach. Hope to have you stay again on your next beach getaway!
Our family had a great little getaway. The house was clean and very comfortable. Great view of the ocean and literally steps away from the beach. We had a great time! Thank you for sharing your home with us!
We're so glad you enjoyed some beach time with your family. Hope to see you again on your next vacation!
Made a quick weekend trip down from Atlanta for one of the last weekends of scalloping. Nice place, great location since we used the boat ramp at the state park further out on the Cape. The beds were very comfortable. Water pressure in the shower was amazing which was great after swimming in the bay all day long. Kitchen was stocked but you need to make sure you remember the salt and pepper....yes, I forgot that. LOL. Overall, this is a great place and I will stay there again should the urge to reach the coast hit. The property owner was also incredible and great at communicating!
We're so glad you enjoyed your trip and got to take advantage of the last weekend of Scallop season! Nothing better than a good shower after a long day in the Bay. Hope to see you again for your next beach get away.
Our Vacation was a Blast! For the last 2 years we have stayed here and love it. The communication between guest and owner is hard to beat anywhere else. We are already excited and looking forward to next year's vist.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, Tiffany! Can't wait to see you again next year. Thanks again, Dawn & John
I am a very clean person and this property lived up to the reviews. Cleanest place ever stayed in. Great view and loved screened in porch. Bed was very comfortable. Beach great, close and accessible. Will stay longer next time for sure.
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, got some needed rest and enjoyed the beach. Hope to see you again on your next beach getaway!
We loved our stay at Unwind. Its clean, the beds are comfy, it has a full size washer and dryer. We enjoyed the screened in deck with beautiful ocean views. There is easy access to the beach and an outside shower area to rinse all the sand off when you get back. My family enjoyed the games provided and the Doggy basket was very thoughtful. My family and I look forward to a return trip to Unwind.
This property is a fantastic location, lovely decor and very comfortable. The owners were very responsive to any concerns I had during my stay. The only reason I don’t give 5 stars is that the property listing does not specify that it consists of two units that are connected. The lovely screened porch is separated only by a partition that is open at the top and side. While ideal to open the partition if a family / friends are renting both sides, it limits privacy from your “neighbor.” Thankfully my “neighbors” responding to my concerns about their smoking on the porch and we got along well after that. I would like to have been fully informed about the almost shared space. If it won’t bother you to hear others voices / music on the porch, I highly recommend this property!
Thanks for staying with us. Dawn & John
My fiancé and I stayed here and would absolutely stay again! Gorgeous house, newly renovated. Had a precious pet basket for our dog when we arrived. Very thoughtful. Kitchen had everything we needed for cooking dinner on nights we wanted to stay in. Grill made it even more convenient. Outside shower and water hose helped get the sand and salt off of us and our fishing gear. Very short walk to the beach. Gorgeous view from screened in porch. Beds were wonderfully comfortable. Conveniently located near local store and bait shop. We have stayed at multiple homes on the Cape and this has been our favorite so far. Check in and out was a breeze. The property manager was wonderful and quick to respond anytime we had questions. I can’t say enough about this wonderful rental.
We stayed again for two weeks and had a wonderful time. It was heartbreaking to see the damage to other properties but nice to see the recovery efforts. None of the reconstruction of neighboring properties was noisy or intrusive. The beach is in good shape, maybe even wider than in the past. The property is in excellent condition, was spotless on arrival. Met many of the Silent Sands property owners, a delightful group of people. Got most of our supplies from St. Joe Shrimp and Cape Trading Post. Dogs loved the (uncrowded) beach. It was nice biking on the beach and bike trail. The beach equipment provided was very comfortable. (See previous review from last year).
Thanks so much for staying with us again. Dawn & John
This unit has a great view of the beach and ocean. The beds are comfortable and the house was clean. It had a brand new grill which arrived during our stay! The only suggestions I would have is that there needs to be a mat in front of the door that you can get the sand off of your feet, it could be shook out easily enough, so it wouldn't add much to the cleaning time. Also, a few more utensils in the kitchen would have been welcome, like tongs for the grill. Those are only suggestions and not complaints because this was great place to stay and we would stay again.
Thanks so much for the nice words and the suggestions. We have implemented your suggestions. We have trouble keeping mats at the front door because the gulf breezes tend to blow them away. A nice struggle to have. We look forward to your next visit.
This place had great access to the beach. It was literally 20 steps away. It was a cute beach cottage. It was more than enough for my husband and I. It had 2 master bedrooms but we only needed one. The only thing that could’ve been better would be some updated pots and pans. We would stay here again.
Thanks so much for your review. Dawn & John
Nice, relaxing environment. Very clean. Bed is very comfortable. Has coffee pot, microwave, toaster. But beyond that, bring your own can opener . Beach is very close. We experienced red tide unfortunately and could not walk on the beach. The state park at the north end is a wonderful alternative with clean beaches, kayaking.
We wanted a quiet location that was secluded from shopping centers and high rise buildings. Cape San Blas was perfect, plenty of beach, and not crowded at all. We are very low maintenance and the condo met all of our needs. We cooked 90% of our meals in the condo. Nice appliances (dishwasher was an older model) and updated sink and countertops. Furniture was decent, the king size bed upstairs was a little firm, but I actually liked it a lot. Only a few things that would classify as negative: Upstairs shower drained very slowly and the condo got very warm a few times following the guidance to not put the thermostat below 74°. Bottom line, if you are more worried about being on the beach and enjoying the outdoors, this is great. If you’re looking for a 5 Star luxury condo this probably won’t meet your needs. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.
We had a fantastic time staying at Unwind! It's in a great location--such a nice, easy walk to the beach. The furnishings are nice, the place was clean and had all that we generally needed. A note to future tenants...bring all the basics you'll need for your stay--dish soap, hand soap, extra bath towels, beach towels, laundry detergent, tin foil & spices for cooking (including salt & pepper), etc. The owners were very kind and helpful when we had questions about the bay access. Two convenience stores on the island are within walking distance, including Weber's donuts (delish!). Overall we loved it and will definitely be back!
We stayed here for 2 weeks and enjoyed every minute of our time. This was the 4th time we have vacationed in Cape San Blas, but our first time to rent this home. From the time we walked in I could feel the peaceful atmosphere of this home in the colors and furnishing of the space. The kitchen was well stocked and the home was immaculate. The owners even supplied "doggy" items like toys, bowls and covers for the furniture. The screened in porch was delightful! The location is close to a convenience store with reasonable prices, St Joe Shrimp Company is a few blocks away (great seafood) and bike and kayak rentals across the street. It's the "perfect place."
A great place on the Cape with more than adequate condo supplies but not too much to get in the way of simplicity and the main idea; Go to the beach, go to town, enjoy nature and the abundance of the sea at the local restaurants. Port St. Joe and Apalachacola and really wonderful old style Florida towns. Very welcoming and laid back. We hope to return.
My husband and I have stayed in the Port St Joe/Cape San Blas area 8 times in the last 5 years. Unwind was just as described. The pictures doesn't do the condo justice. It's really beautiful with very calming color throughout. Beds are so comfy!! I have back and neck issues, I slept like a baby. The ocean is clearly visible, if you open the sliding door to the covered deck, you can hear the waves. The decor is really charming. Very beachy, with class. The beach did have some erosion due to the hurricanes, however, a beautification project is underway. It was supposed to happen during our stay, but was put off for another time, most likely due to the holiday. Lots of shells to be found, my thing, and lots of rest and relaxation, my hubs thing. The house was very clean. Also friendly neighbors to chat with. This is a nice and economical stay. Very relaxing. Very clean. I'm a gadget cook. You will not find anything but the basics here, and that's ok. I usually travel with a crock pot anyway, lol. Bring what you need to complete you in the kitchen. Otherwise, this is a great place. Comfortable and relaxing. My husband does not nap. He napped several times during our stay. I give this home 10 stars simply because my hard working, high stressed hubby was able to nap. I hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
We have stayed many times in Cape San Blas, each time in a new house. Some of the houses we have stayed in were Gulf Front. However, Unwind has been the easiest to access the beach. It was also the easiest for my mother in law. She stayed in the bedroom on the bottom floor and only had to climb a few steps to the kitchen. Other places we have stayed has had the kitchen on the 3rd floor. Although, someone was in Relax, next door, we never heard anything. We all had a great time!
Overall the place was clean and comfortable but there were a few things that we would have made it better. It is definitely close to the beach, however, when the tide was high there wasn't any beach--obviously nothing the owner's can do about this but it would've been nice to know ahead of time that the beach is quite small. There were nice TV's in every room but apparently the wifi wasn't strong enough to stream anything on Hulu or Netflix. Everytime we tried it would stop working after less than a minute. And while the owners provided a list of the channels available it was quite confusing. We consider ourselves reasonable tech-savvy and we couldn't get any of the TVs to work for us. There is only one small towel provided per person--no beach towels. Make sure to bring your own. There was no sponge, dish soap, or dish washing detergent provided which we thought was weird. We had to go out and buy our own. The floors looked clean on arrival but felt pretty sandy/gritty when we walked around in bare feet. While we were there we received a message that pest control people would be coming by to spray. It would have been appreciated if the owners had arranged for that to happen when there was no one in the house. The one thing I will say that was outstanding about the house was the bed. The master bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!!
This was our first trip to Cape San Blas but we quickly fell in love. This home was the perfect place to stay. It was roomy and very comfortable. The location couldn't be beat and the sea views were stunning. We left the windows open the first several days and enjoyed the birds singing and the ocean waves. We went snorkeling at the park, horseback riding, had two wonderful fires on the beach and caught crabs in nets. The moon was full during our stay so the wildlife was very active. The only downside in the entire trip was the access to the beach which was close by but a bit steep. My leg muscles are certainly in shape now. We hope to come back again soon.
We look forward to your next trip.
House very clean. Property plenty big enough if you want to have two couples stay here. Perfect place to park boat. I have a 21' boat and had no problems parking. Google maps gave bad directions and the owner lady helped me and was extremely nice and made sure I got there ok. Would definitely stay again.
Everything from working on the initial reservation to the time we left the unit went very smooth. Dawn and John should be complimented on all aspects of our stay. We also discovered a part of Florida that we had not seen before and it is truly the Forgotten Coast. We will share this experience with others and will return if the opportunity arises in the future.
We were looking for a nice quiet beach vacation at Cape San Blas, and we certainly found it at the "Unwind". This cute beach house was spotless, well equipped, and very comfortable. Being dog-friendly was a plus for us, too. It was evident that the owners take great pride in offering top notch accommodations with comfortable beds and "beach decor". We hadn't been to Cape San Blas in twenty+ years, but hope to come back to the "Unwind" soon!
This was a great place to relax. Everything exceeded the description and listing. Nice amenities, close to the beach, quiet area and a short drive into Port St. Joe if you really needed anything. The place was immaculate and when we needed status prior to arrival, Mary ( the hospitality contact) was readily available for questions with answers. The community was friendly, the food was great (you have got to try Weber's Donuts, just a short walk away and Glenn and Ashely do it right) and there was plenty to do, especially if all you wanted to do was just relax on the beach. Provisions Restuarant and Joe Mama's were two standout places to dine at. This property is definitely one of our favorites. If available next year, this is where we are staying. Dawn, thanks for having us.
Where do I start? The house is beautifully renovated and decorated. Thoughtful little touches throughout to make guests feel like they are truly in a beach cottage. Comfortable beds, soft sheets, a lovely screened in porch with a view of the gulf. So few steps to the beach. And while the owners certainly cannot control the softness of the sand and the gentle waves of the warm water, they made a wonderful decision in having this house available to rent and share the joy of staying in a beachfront cottage.
We enjoyed a wonderful relaxing week in Cape San Blas while staying at Unwind. The listing was exactly as we expected. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils needed to prepare meals and the home was furnished with nice comfortable furniture; the bedding was excellent. We actually had an issue with the A/C but it was fixed IMMEDIATELY upon our call. We've never stayed anywhere where an issue was handled so quickly by the property managers and couldn't have been more pleased. It was perfect for our 5 lb. YorkiePoo. There was a basket with pet towels, water/food bowls and even a tennis ball right inside the door. The beach being pet friendly was awesome. The area under the home provided great space for both bicycles and kayaks plus the beach umbrellas and chairs. The location of the home is perfect. You can see and hear the gulf. We enjoyed breakfast on the screened balcony and watching the occasional fireworks from there at night. The boardwalk is nice, wide and well built. The beach is beautiful and the bay access is great. We loved that we could build a fire on the beach and watch the beautiful sunsets. We felt safe and at home. We even enjoyed King Mackerel caught (by my husband) in the Gulf one night and then speckled trout (again caught by my husband) from the Bay another. Indian Pass Raw Bar and Triple Tails Restaurant were both great places to eat. The paved bike/running lane was a favorite for us also. We have found our new favorite beach and place to stay! We highly recommend Cape San Blas, and Unwind the property managers, Dawn and John. We can't wait for our next trip!
June 3-11th 2016 - First, the problems. Ants in the thousands. The exterminator came by when we were out. I assume that this is common practice. Slowed them down but took a few days. The ants are everywhere we stopped and they sting!!!! Just a Florida problem I guess. After the first night we ended up keeping all open food in the fridge and had no further problems. I hope none hitched a ride back to TN with us. Other than the ants, the cable did not work on the living room tv, (it may have been operator error) however the Roku worked fine. I received an email to meet with cable guy but did not pursue further as I didn't want to spend vacation in front of the TV anyway. Like I said, the effort was made on their part. Now the good. Plenty of room to park. Easy access to the beach. Centrally located to both stores via quick walk, quiet, cozy, affordable, clean, comfortable couch, chairs, bed. Plenty of water pressure and hot water for both showers at once. Nice screened in porch with table and chairs. Made for a lovely sitting area early in the AM and late after sun down. Can't wait to visit again.
Our family of six stayed at unwind for Spring Break week(4/19-4/26). It was WONDERFUL! The community is small, quiet and friendly. The home is steps to the water! You have a beautiful ocean view from your porch/living and kitchen area. Being dog friendly was a huge plus for us too! The home itself was VERY clean and the kitchen had all your basic necessities for whipping up a delicious meal. One of the friendly neighbors even brought us over a bag of freshly caught fish from earlier that day! However if you go out to eat, we highly recommend Indian Pass Raw Bar! They are a casual place that is a lot of fun, with live music and fantastic seafood. We would love to visit again and highly recommend it to others who are looking for a relaxing beach vacation! Dawn was lovely and very quick to respond. You won't regret booking a stay here!
i decided to go to the beach as a last minute decision since the weather was going to be great. Dawn was quick to respond to questions and made the reservation process easy. This unit has been newly remodeled and has all the comforts of home. The beach themed decor is lovely! It is spacious enough for 4 or 5 people and having the bedrooms split between up and downstairs, each with its own bath, is a plus. Pet friendly too!! I liked having inside and outside stairs for access. Very conveniently located between both stores so you can walk for supplies. I went for the weekend and was impressed enough to extend my stay. Easy beach access. I would definitely love to stay here again.
Thanks so much for choosing our property. Dawn & John