Relax - 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.
Relax, 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 Unwind.
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
Lawn / Garden
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||$225 / night||$1550 / week||$2950 / month||2 nights||N/A|
|Winter 2020Jan 02 2020 - Mar 06 2020||$110 / night||$110 / night||N/A||N/A||2 nights||N/A|
|SpringMar 07 2020 - Mar 20 2020||$150 / night||$175 / night||N/A||N/A||3 nights||N/A|
|Peak Spring BreakMar 21 2020 - Apr 17 2020||$165 / night||$165 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Late SpringApr 18 2020 - May 01 2020||$120 / night||$120 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Early SummerMay 02 2020 - May 22 2020||$165 / night||$205 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|SummerMay 23 2020 - Jun 26 2020||$240 / night||$240 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|SummerJun 27 2020 - Jul 10 2020||$300 / night||$300 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|SummerJul 11 2020 - Aug 07 2020||$240 / night||$240 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||N/A|
|Late SummerAug 08 2020 - Oct 30 2020||$170 / night||$170 / night||N/A||N/A||7 nights||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||$170 / night||$170 / night||N/A||N/A||5 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||$170 / night||$170 / night||N/A||N/A||5 nights||N/A|
|WinterJan 02 2021 - Mar 05 2021||$110 / night||$110 / night||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
With all the repairs and renos going on after Hurricane Michael, it’s hard to find a small place where you can still see and hear the ocean, not to mention affordable. Relax was exactly what I hoped for, exactly as presented and commented on. Minimal food prep supplies, think IKEA-esque. Glad I saw mention of that in comments because I needed to cook most meals given we stayed over Thanksgiving and restaurant options were limited. If you bring your favorite pans you’ll be fine. Lots of light, not overdecorated so plenty of room for your stuff. Loved the screened porch and very short walk to the beach. Can’t wait to return.
So glad you had a nice stay on the Cape at Relax! The screened porch is so nice for visiting and relaxing, glad you all got to make good use of it over your Thanksgiving stay. Looking forward to having you all stay again any time!
We loved our stay here. It was hard to find this place in the dark. The subdivision name was never given, or small street Reef St. If NY sister hadn't gotten there a bit earlier to explain, we would have never found it and really no oh # to call. Unit was adorable. Steep steps and Sandy inside when we got there, but over all A+.
Thanks so much for the note. It is very dark on the Cape and this is primarily due too Sea Turtle restrictions on lighting. We will add some more detail to our check-in instructions..
Relax was the perfect mini getaway. Our 10yo lab was recently diagnosed with cancer and given 6 weeks (praying we have more time), and we promised him a beach trip. He enjoyed the house, especially the screened porch during “break from the beach” time. And the short walk to the beach was a plus. Dawn was easy to get in touch with, and communicated everything perfectly for an easy check in. My husband has already said he can’t wait to come back, and wants to stay in Relax next time, too.
We're so glad you got to enjoy the beach with your dog! Wishing him the best. We'd love to have you again anytime.
Everything was perfect! They say there’s a special place in heaven for dog lovers. When we got to Relax, we found heaven!! Great place, great people, great quiet vacation. Thank you Dawn. We’ll be back
We're so glad you had a good time with your family and dogs! Nothing better than quiet, relaxing time at the beach. Looking forward to having you stay again.
Relax was a wonderful duplex. We made great use of the screened porch throughout the week and were always just a short walk to the beach. The two king beds were very comfortable as were the pillows. We typically bring our own pillows but forgot this time and were pleasantly surprised. The hose and wooden pad to the side was perfect for rinsing both feet and pups after beach time and the screened porch had the dual use of a good area for us hang out with our dog while she dried. Everything worked great and there were no issues checking in or out. All in all a lovely stay in a lovely place!
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and happy the pillows were up to snuff! We always enjoy our screened porch time too. Hope to see you again on your next getaway.
Can see the Gulf, hear the Gulf and quickly get to the Gulf. Still rebuilding from Hurricane Michael. This property is complete and ready for your visit.
Pattie, thanks again for a great review. We're happy you had a great stay. The Cape's community camaraderie after Hurricane Michael has been wonderful. Cape San Blas is a special place for sure. Thanks agian.
This is out second consecutive year renting Relax from Dawn. We really enjoy stay there. The house is clean, the kitchen has everything you need. Our favorite thing is the bed. The beds are so comfortable that you don’t want to get out of the bed and start your day.
William, we're so happy to hear you've enjoyed Relax both of your stays. A good bed goes a long way, and we think it's a necessity to get the most out of your vacation! Hope to see you again on your next beach vacation!
We had a fantastic holiday. The home was extremely clean when we arrived. The beach was steps away and the proximity to the general store was really helpful. Hope to visit again!
Glad you enjoyed your stay and got to take advantage of the beach! Hope to see you again for your next vacation.
We had such a good time staying at Relax! And relax is what we did. Between spending time at the beach, making new friends to reading and taking naps. I never once checked my work email!! Our Golden loved it too! He had never experienced stairs so that was fun teaching him how to go up and down! It was nice having the Trading Post 1/2 a mile down the road for the few things we needed, like milk and mayo. The Cape is our all time favorite place and thanks to Relax we had a BLAST!
So glad you got to unplug and Relax on the cape during your stay! Your Golden sounds like a cutie. Hope to see you again on your next getaway. Thanks again, Dawn & John
The vacation home was clean and nicely decorated! We enjoyed the sun porch and the view of the beach the most! It was also nice having a bedroom/bathroom tucked away downstairs to help get the kids cleaned off and down for a quiet nap! Thank you for allowing us with such a nice place to relax and enjoy!
Thanks for choosing Relax! Dawn
Beautiful house and great location! Enjoyed our stay very much and loved being able to see the beach from the porch and the ocean from the living room. Only a few steps to the beach made it so easy with grandchildren.
I'm so glad you had a great stay. I hope you choose our property again. Dawn & John
Relax and Cape San Blas are awesome. The only glitch was not having access to the bay but the owners quickly remedied the situation by finding another dock we could use.
I'm so sorry we have deeded bay access but having problems with one of the property owners on the bay blocking access. We are in the process of a remedy. I'm glad you had a great trip. Dawn
This rental is perfect for 2 to 4 people. If you plan to cook much, take your own special spices, cooking oil, dishwasher detergent, and specialty utensils. The kitchen basics are provided. Remember to take mosquito spray if you plan to sit outside in the evenings. If you iron your clothes, take an iron, but who needs to iron when you're hanging out on the beach? The area was very quiet during our stay. If you need a bit of noise to sleep, you should take a small fan. Everything is clean and updated. We had a slight snafu with the dryer. We called Dawn and someone was there within the hour. There is a screened in porch upstairs and you have a good view of the water between the houses in front. Visitors should understand that the area was impacted by Hurricane Michael, and a few surrounding houses are undergoing some repairs, so you'll hear some hammering during the day, but this is minor and just part of rebuilding these areas. This beach is clutter free and doesn't allow canopies, chairs, etc. to be left out all night, so we suggest bringing a small wagon, beach bags, etc. to make daily trips to beachside easier. We traveled 25 minutes to Apalachicola to have some really good local seafood and to walk around and visit their small shops. There are a couple of grocery stores and a Dollar General in Apalachicola, and Port St Joe has a Piggy Wiggly and a Dollar General Market. This beach has been our favorite beach out of the ones in the Gulf. We saw plenty of dolphins each day and enjoyed gorgeous sunsets.
Thanks so much for staying with us. Dawn & John
We enjoyed our long weekend at Relax very much. It was literally just a few steps onto the beach. We drank our morning coffee on the screened second floor deck while the ceiling fan provided just the right breeze. The unit had obviously been updated and we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The neighbors were very nice and helpful as well. We will definitely stay again.
Thanks so much and look forward to having you as guests again
Will have to say it’s a basic small rental which is perfect for a small family. I will say there’s not enough towels for each guest and the propane grills need a serious update. Perfect stay for spring or fall but thermostat has to be set at 74 per the note and that’s just too warm to be comfortable. The location is perfect proximity to the beach- the boardwalk is no longer there after the hurricane so it’s not marked where is public vs private beach access. it’s only a 1/2 mile walk to the trading post, peachy’s and Weber’s donuts so ideal location to enjoy the beach and local places!
Glad you got to enjoy some of our local spots during your stay! Thanks for your notes about the property, we will definitely keep them in mind for the future. Hope to see you again on your next beach getaway. Thanks again, Dawn & John
This was the perfect place for our vacation. The house was very clean and well kept. It was bright and cheery inside. We loved the screened in porch, where we could drink our morning coffee or evening wine and hear the waves and enjoy the ocean view. The house is just steps from the beach, which was super convenient. Would definitely come back.
So glad you got to enjoy the screened in porch daily! We love that part of the house too. Hope to see you on your next Cape San Blas adventure. Thanks again, Dawn & John
This is our 4th year at ‘Relax’. We love everything about it. Great house, great beach,wonderful seeing old renters from the previous years. Look forward to our tip every year.
We greatly appreciate your support and continuing to rent from us. We need folks like you to support our community. Have a great year see you next winter. Dawn & John
Beach wasn’t crowded which made it very relaxing, house had everything we needed, but would be sure to bring the essentials with you like garbage bags bc the supplies provided are very limited. Was a nice place though, with very comfy beds! Beach was so close that it was an easy walk, so much nicer than most other non-beach fronts
Thanks so much for Choosing Relax for your vacation. We are glad you had a great trip. Dawn & John
The house was ready when we arrived. Very clean and well maintained with everything updated. We were pleasantly surprised with how good the view is of the gulf from the house and especially the screened porch. The location is perfect and about 100 steps to the sand. Centrally located within walking distance of the trading post and the convenience store. We had a great week and will be back next year..
We couldn’t have been more pleased with our stay at Relax and Unwind. The big plus is the large screened porch..we had both sides so opened the folding wall between. The units were clean and bright, nicely decorated, and comfortable. Dawn and John were quickly responsive when I emailed that one of the screen doors was not working. The view was surprisingly good! I didn’t expect to be able see that much ocean between the houses in front. It is a short walk to the beach, with a boardwalk and steps down to the beach. I would recommend one (or both) of the units for a relaxing week to unwind!
Very clean and well decorated little house, just steps from the beach. Although this is not right on the beach the view of the gulf is prominent and gorgeous. The beds are beyond comfortable. The entire house is updated with cool beach colors and nice cabinetry in kitchen and bathrooms. The only real negative is there is not an outside shower for rinsing off. There is only a house with a nozzle attached. There's everything one should need for cooking but there are no containers for storing leftovers so be sure to keep that in mind. We brought our own beach chairs so we're not really sure what those in the storage room were like. Another plus was the screened in porch with small bench, table and 4 chairs.
Once again, we had a wonderful relaxing time on Cape San Blas. We've recently returned after about 20 years, and have found this place to be perfection! The Relax is just that, a comfortable, clean, and just plain cute house with such beautiful views. It's really close to the beach which was practically deserted every day we were there. We really enjoyed our evening sunset strolls! Thank you Dawn and John for being caring property owners. We'll definitely be back!
This rental is all updated, decorated beautifully, has very comfortable beds, a nicely furnished kitchen, a great screened in front porch and plenty of parking. You can see the Gulf and hear the waves from the porch even though it is 1st tier. The walk to the beach is very short and easy. There is access to the bay side also, which was a big plus for us in launching our kayaks, or watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee. A nice bonus. We had one minor problem with WiFi access, but we received immediate help from the property managers. They were very easy to work with and helpful. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to rent it again.
...then this is the place. Trite, yes, but it's true. This is one of the most peaceful beach vacations we have ever had. In fact, it took us at least a full day to realize the pace of this area is much different from other beach destinations. Port St. Joe is quiet and calm, and this property's location requires you just to chill out. You can walk a few steps right onto the gulf side, or cross the street and be in the bay. We kayaked on the bay side, and it was the quietest place we have been in some time. If you want to go out to dinner, you will have to get in your car and drive onto the mainland. The noise and traffic are nowhere nearby, but there is a convenient general store just across the street, almost next door to a kayak outfitter. We will definitely stay here again. Plenty of space in the house for four adults--and the screened porch is perfect for reading. The owners have thought of everything and helped make this an easy vacation.
We enjoyed our so much that we actually looked at real estate. Very peaceful, relaxing, and friendly area! The house was perfect for our family! Overall great experience and the rental procedures were flawless!!! Thanks for sharing with our family. We can't wait to come back!!
We had an. Awesome week at RELAX!! The house was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The Silent Sands Community was quiet and well kept with easy access to the beach/boardwalk. The beach and sunsets were absolutely beautiful!! This was our first stay at RELAX and we will definitely return!!
Relax is a great place to unwind and let your troubles float away!!! The house was very clean and well decorated!!! The only problem we had was that we had to go purchase two pots for our low country boil. The bay was our favorite place but we didn't discover it until Wednesday!!! We highly recommend staying at this location.
LOL we must of love it, we stayed for three months!!!!!We absolutely loved staying at Relax. It was a perfect fit for us. Just a few steps to a pretty beach and our dog loved it here as well. The house is well equipped and easy walking distance to Trading Post. We loved the screen porch overlooking the dune and the sea. We spent many a day with friends and family on that porch. I loved the kitchen, it was pretty. We would highly recommend this pretty spot to all that want a beautiful and quiet getaway!
It was a really nice place to stay with all the amenities you may need. We loved the screened in porch with the view of the water. If I were to have one thing to say I would have liked to see differently is the cost of the cleaning fee given we had to clean for the most part. Other than that, GREAT STAY!
I thoroughly enjoyed my few days at 'Relax'!! The home was beautiful..... Most comfortable mattress I think I have EVER slept on!!! Everything well appointed and updated.... The screened in porch was awesome... I spent much of time there with my dog, listening to the ocean and enjoying the beautiful view! She enjoyed it as much as I did! I have stayed on Silent Sands once before, but this unit far surpassed the other!! I hope to rent both 'Unwind' and 'Relax' next year for my family!! Thanks Dawn and Mary.... Y'all were great!!
We had a wonderful time at Relax! Tile and laminate flooring everywhere was perfect for pets or small kids. The kitchen was stocked well enough for cooking and the gas grill was a nice feature outside. Everything inside was well maintained and clean when we arrived. The beach was very pleasant. We are used to more places for dining but you can't have the serenity of Cape San Blas and alot of dining establishments at the same time. We loved Indian Pass Raw Bar. We drove in to Port St. Joe to buy more groceries as I only brought lunch and snack foods. This beach is definitely a nice place to get a way and the accommodations were very pleasant. Relax had a very nice side yard for the pups to take care of business and for us to clean them after spending a day at the beach. This is not the place to go if you are looking for a lot of excitement and places to go at night, but if you want peace and quiet and great quality family time this is perfect! I had hoped to go scalloping, but the season closed early this year where we were located. Thought we would kayak and paddleboard, (rental was right across the road) but our boys 18 & 21 were perfectly happy relaxing on the beach and playing with the dogs for a week! We will go back and I hope we will be able to stay at Relax again! We are actually hoping to go with friends next time and rent both sides for a great friend/family vacation! Thank you!
I loved staying in "Relax." It was the perfect "home away from home." It was beautifully and comfortably appointed, with a lovely screened-in porch from which you could see the ocean. We took all our meals there, and the kitchen had all the necessities and the gas grill worked well. There's a nice table off the kitchen and another one on the porch. The beds were comfortable and each bedroom had its own bathroom. The living area was cozy and attractive, with a very large TV, plus smaller TVs in each bedroom. I really appreciate that the unit had a washer and dryer and that beach chairs were provided. The beach is just a few steps from the unit and it was really beautiful. It is the perfect beach for walking or running as there is a wide swath of compact sand that is very level. Plus it was sparsely populated. In short, "Relax" was thoughtfully appointed to meet the vacationer's every need and it totally lived up to its name!
We had an absolutely amazing time staying at RELAX. The name is truly appropriate for this wonderful unit. The place was adorable, clean, and just steps away from the beach. It was perfect for our vacation-- we wanted to go somewhere low-key and relaxing. We definitely plan to be back again soon!
We rented both sides of the duplex which was perfect for the space we needed with the shared porch. The house is great and in a great location close to the town of Port St. Joe. We were a younger group looking to get away and had a great time on the beach but also made it out to a couple spots in town for karaoke and some night fun.
I spent January in this home and enjoyed every minute of it. It is located in Silent Sands, a nice quiet neighborhood. There is a private walkway to the beach. And, it is conveniently located between the two grocery/convenient stores on the Cape - one is easily walkable. The home has been recently renovated and is beautifully decorated. It is a hard to find two-bedroom home. The unit is open and airy and the layout is well done. With a bedroom & bath on each floor, there is plenty of space for two couples or a family. It is well stocked and clean. It has new appliances and furnishings, and super comfortable beds. The screen deck is fabulous and has great views of the ocean. I am very particular when it comes to rentals and this is one of the best that I have found on the Cape. Lastly, the owners are wonderful. I cannot wait to return and have already made my plans for next year. Highly recommend.