Scallop Cove #5 - The Blue Tortuga - Bayfront Cottage on Cape San Blas

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Property Info

2 Br/1 Ba • Sleeps 5 • 640 SF

Bayside Cottage on Cape San Blas with Bay and Gulf Access



Overlooking the St. Joseph Bay on serene Cape San Blas. Wake up to spectacular sunrises and stroll the beach for stunning sunsets. Enjoy a quiet, romantic dinner on your screened porch or open deck, serving freshly caught fish or scallops. Kayak or canoe the waters of the Bay, hike in the State Park, walk the beach, or just relax and read a book - Cape San Blas has it all. This cottage is one of 6. If you have a large party, let us know and we can check other rentals for you. There is a pier outside your door and parking for 2 cars and a boat trailer (20 ft. or less) at the cottage. The public boat ramp is a short distance away. There is boardwalk access to the beach for relaxing in the sun or watching the porpoises as they play in the surf. The fishing is great in the area. This a pet-friendly property. Pet fee is $75 for first pet, $50 for second.
Beds: 1 queen, 1 double/twin bunk
Situated on the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph Bay, surrounded by miles of protected habitat, white sandy beaches (voted the best beach in the US in 2002 by Dr. Beach), and emerald green waters, Cape San Blas looks like a curled finger of land jutting into the water and provides the protective barrier that keeps our surf so quiet and gentle. There are several parks and historic sites. It's not unusual to spot deer, fox, soaring eagles, osprey, sea turtles, or even a family of black bears. St. Joseph State Park is a 2500 acre wildlife refuge offering ten miles of uninhabited beach and bay shores and a boat ramp.
Maximum occupancy is 5 people, this is a strict limitation.  Names and ages of all occupants shall be recorded on the rental agreement.
Pets are allowed with a non-refundable pet fee of  $75 for the first pet and $50 for the second pet.  All pets must be declared on the rental agreement.
Rental rates are based on two people.  Additional people are $3 per day per person.
The cleaning fee is $165 and there is a 12% sales and lodging tax on all rents and fees.
There is a $200 refundable security deposit which will be refunded within 14 days after check-out, provided there is no damage, or unauthorized people or pets.
Cancellation Policy:
If cancelled greater than 30 days from check-in, all payments will be refunded less $125 per booked week plus tax. Reservation payments will NOT be refunded on cancellations made less than thirty (30) days in advance of the reservation unless the unit is re-rented for the same rental payment and time period originally reserved. Even if re-rented, $125.00 plus tax will be retained for a service charge. In the event of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, a prorate refund on the base rent will be made to the renter for days not stayed. No other weather related refunds will be made. Trip insurance is strongly advised.
COVID-19 Cancellation Policy as of Saturday, Aug 19, 2023:
1. If there are government mandated travel or rental restrictions or the beaches are closed due to COVID-19 and it is within 30 days of your stay a full refund or rebooking will be offered.
2. If you cancel 30 days out or longer from your stay, you will be refunded all but $125 per booked week.
3. If there are no travel or rental restrictions within 30 days or sooner from your stay and you cancel, there will be no refunds unless the property can be re-rented.
4. Trip insurance is highly recommended to cover the traveller(s) in case of cancellation due to getting the coronavirus.



Great Location!

We had a wonderful stay! The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare our own meals so after stopping at the Piggly Wiggly on the way in we didn't leave the Cape until we checked out. Scallop Cove is literal steps away with a small selection of grocery items and even some beach gear so anything we decided we needed we just purchased there. We rented kayaks and bikes from San Flea rentals which we used almost daily. The sunrise from the back screened porch and deck was breathtakingly beautiful. And an easy walk across the street puts you on the beach. As for the home, it was just what we needed. A nice cozy place for the 2 of us. The outdoor shower was great for getting the sand off too! We enjoyed our stay and will be back! - (Jul 2023 - VRBO)


The home was perfect for myself, my husband, and two little boys. We had a great time watching the wildlife from the dock and back porch. The beach is a short walk from the cottage. My only suggestion was to update the pictures online as the home exceeded the expectation. Very clean, nicely updated, and comfortable. We are already planning our next stay! - (May 2023 - VRBO)


Excellent location and place to stay with friends going fishing Thanks - (Apr 2023 - VRBO)


I really love the Cape San Blas area. Stayed at Scallop Cove last year too and a great place. Will be back next year! - (Apr 2023 - VRBO)


All we needed. Bungalow was clean and view of the bay was beautiful. Only suggestion is to replace the ceiling fan on the front porch. - (Mar 2023 - VRBO)


Nice and clean, rental was easy. Quiet place with lots of birds and other wildlife including bald eagles. Nice access to the gulf just across the street. We hope to be back some day. - (Mar 2023 - VRBO)

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Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Double/Twin Bunk
Double/Twin Bunk
Pier to Bay
Pier to Bay
Wallkover ot Gulf
Wallkover ot Gulf
Gulf Beach
Gulf Beach
Panorama - Slide Left or Right


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Amenities Included


  • A/C - Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels

Arrival Day

  • Flexible


  • Coin Laundry


  • Necessary


  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Television

Kitchen / Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Grill


  • Fishing Bay
  • Scuba Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible


  • Away From It All

Amenities Notes

There is no washer/dryer in the unit. There is a small laundromat at the market next door.


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