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La Bella Vita

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

Cape San Blas, FL 32456 United States

GULF VIEW HOME ON CAPE SAN BLAS



La Bella Vita: The Beautiful Life!



Come to the beach and undwind in this brightly decorated, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home. Each bedroom contains a flat screen TV and opens onto a private balcony, where you can sit back and enjoy sunrises and sunsets.



The first-tier (one row back from the beach) home is only 100 steps from the back door to the private boardwalk which leads to the sugar white beaches and beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.



A private pool to relax in after a long day at the beach was added in October 2016. This winter, the owners have replaced carpeting with hard wood flooring.



La Bella Vita features a modern, stainless-steel kitchen with breakfast bar, an outdoor hot/cold shower, outdoor charcoal grill, picnic table on ground floor and teak patio table and chairs on the 1st floor. For those occasional summer showers, the living room contains a 51 inch flat screen TV and cozy leather sectional to pass the hours away. This property also has deeded access to St Joseph's Bay for fishing and so much more!



The top floor offers a gulf front King suite with private balcony and a 42 inch flat screen TV in the master bedroom. Also on the top floor is a queen bedroom, with a full bathroom , flat screen TV, and a private balcony with a bay view. The third bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen TV, private deck, and bay view. A bathroom with shower is just off this bedroom . For the convenience of those with children, two twin beds are are located in the sitting room upstairs.



This home offers free WiFi and free long distance!!

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story, Built in 2002
Unit Code SBE102rb
Beds 1 king bed, 2 queen beds, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 3 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 8, the twin beds are not in bedrooms. They are in the den., 8 dining seats
Floor Area 1706 square feet
Pets Dogs allowed.
Theme Family, Beach, Near the Ocean, Eco-Tourism
Property Location 1st Tier (behind Beachfront)
Property Views Gulf View, Bay View, Sunsets (Year-Round)
Swimming Pools & Hot Tubs Private Pool
Suitability Kid Friendly, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Smoking Not Allowed, Snowbirds Welcome
Property Proximity Less than 200 feet to Beach, Close to Beach Access Point
General Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Towels, Soaps Basic, Toilet Paper, Alarm Clock
Communications / Internet Free Long Distance, Wireless High Speed Internet, Telephone Service
Entertainment High-Definition IPTV, 42" Flat Panel TV, VCR, Stereo System, CD Player
Kitchen & Appliances Full Kitchen, Cooking Utensils, Cookware, Blender, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Dishwasher, Microwave, Stove / Oven, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board
Sleeping Arrangements Bedroom 1 (Master): King, Bedroom 2: Queen, Bedroom 3: Queen, Den Area: 2 Twins
Property Exterior Charcoal Grill, Patio / Deck Furniture, Outdoor Shower, Parking for Boat
Ground Level Enclosed Entrance
Attractions Beaches, Eco-Recreation Areas, Marina, Museums, Bay / Sound, Wildlife Refuges & Forests, Library
Nearby Leisure Activities Beachcombing, Bird Watching, Cycling, Charter Boat Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Pier Fishing, Sound/Bay Fishing, Surf Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Shelling, Sight Seeing, Snorkeling, Surfing, Walking
Nearby Attraction / Facility St. Joseph's Bay Country Club, St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, Cape San Blas Lighthouse, Wildlife Refuge Parks, Constitution Convention Museum, Restaurants
Nearby Services Hospital / Medical Services, Massage Therapist, Near Churches, Near Banks / Credit Unions, Near Laundromat
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97 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Another perfect Cape vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2017

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    a guest from Winston, Georgia recommends this vacation rental

    2 couples along with dogs had ample room for a relaxing stay on the Cape. My Mother has bad knees and was able to stay on the main floor bedroom, while the rest of us stayed in the 2 bedrooms upstairs. The house was clean and comfortable. The outdoor shower was a plus when coming in from the beach, and especially before jumping into the beautiful pool.

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  • Life was good at La Bella Vita!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Harrison, ARKANSAS recommends this vacation rental

    The overall stay was great, the only complaint were the beds. The two beds upstairs were very uncomfortable and you could not turn over with out them making a loud sound. Could have been a little cleaner.

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  • Wonderful Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Georgetown, KY recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful home! We enjoyed our stay at La Bella Vita. The only. Only complaint was the dryer took forever to dry clothes. I didn't report it so I really don't have room to complain. Other than that it was a perfect week!

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  • Wonderful stay!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2017

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    Samuel R from Brooklet, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Coastal Joe Vacations were great to deal with! They were always very helpful and quick to answer e-mails. We loved staying at La Bella Vita! It had great views of the water and a very short walk to the beach. It was great having our own private pool as well. The house was very clean when we arrived and suited us perfect! Highly recommended Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals and La Bella Vita.

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  • La Bella Vita review

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2017

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    Michael H from Ponte Vedra, FL recommends this vacation rental

    The layout of this house was nice for our family of seven. Proximity to the beach was a plus. The decks had nice views. We put up our portable canopy by the pool to give us some shade. We brought our own Weber kettle grill for grilling. The instructions for placement of trash bins and collection dates were confusing and conflicting.

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  • Scot and Zdenka Vacation May 2017

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2017

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    scot m from grafton, IL recommends this vacation rental

    We had a wonderful time, we stayed for week. The house is beautifully furnished,all we needed we had and more. It was just the two of us, but the house could easily accommodate 8 people. The sunsets on the beach were priceless, having a glass of wine made it all wonderful. Morning walks on the beach and then returning to a very nice and refreshing dip in the pool. We also went on wonderful sunset horseback ride along the beach at sunset. We had a great fishing trip with captain Kevin of Shore Thang Chartes, we caught many Sea trout. We are definitely looking forward to return trip to Cape San Blas

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  • Beach Week

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2016

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    a guest from Fort Walton Beach, FL recommends this vacation rental

    What a beautiful home! Perfect for 3 couples, a 1 year old, and an energetic lab that loves to swim. (Just remember your baby gates for stair areas.) We sunbathed, swam, fished (enjoyed fresh stuffed flounder for dinner one night), crabbed, built sandcastles, found many shells, and took long relaxing walks along the beach. The sunsets were absolutely amazing and the water was crystal clear. If you like barbecue, make sure you eat at the restaurant down the road. It was great. We did not want to return home -where traffic is bumper to bumper and the beaches are so crowded! Hope to make plans for next year soon. Thank you!!!

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  • Family Celebration

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2016

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    a guest from Clayton, GA recommends this vacation rental

    This was our fourth time at La Bella Vita...and it won't be our last!! The home perfectly accommodates our family, and it felt like home from the first time we were at Cape San Blas. From our point of view CSB is an ideal spot for relaxing. This year we had more reasons to celebrate our family. The beautiful Gulf beach was the setting for a wedding ceremony. It was a perfect in every way time for us.
    We love the casual atmosphere of the Cape with its glorious sunsets. The fresh seafood, especially the shrimp and oysters, are something we look forward to. An oyster roast is usually part of our week. It's a short drive to Apalachicola to buy a bushel of the freshest oysters imaginable.
    I know we'll be back again next summer for a week of rest and renewal.

    • Manager Responded on 7/12/2016

      So glad you have found this awesome home. The owners do everything they can to make it as special as possible. Our company looks forward to serving your family for many years to come.

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  • Beach House

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2016

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    Sharon Q from Byron, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Very comfortable place to stay at a wonderful beach!

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  • Livin' the Good Life!

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2016

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    Marcie S from Leawood, KS recommends this vacation rental

    Only wished it could have lasted longer!! Beautiful home made our stay comfortable and a place where we created treasured memories. The home was better than I expected, the location so close to the beach as well as both shops (plus donuts!), the interior beautifully appointed without being fussy, perfect for our family with 3 college aged "kids". The management co came thru for us big time when I realized we had miscommunicated about our departure date and found us another house to move into and they were very flexible about making it all work effortlessly (as much as is poss in such a situation!) for us!! Highly recommend this home and Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals! We Will be Back ASAP!!!

    • Manager Responded on 6/2/2016

      Thank you so much for the kind words! We appreciate great reviews like this. Look forward to seeing you again.

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  • October 2015

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2015

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    John W from Kansas City, MO recommends this vacation rental

    House is as described. No unpleasant surprises. Very clean and well-equipped. First visit to Cape in October; last 4 years I visited in April. For those who are unaware (I was) the Sandspurs are crazy bad from about September through March, per the locals. The Sandspurs are burrs that get into your dog's paws and fur and are hard to remove along with being painful. My 2 Border Collies would pretty much freeze in their tracks after getting them in their paws, waiting for me to dig them out. Don't let your dogs in the grass during this time. Nothing to do with the house but something to consider when planning a visit.

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  • Simply a great place to get away and relax by the coast.

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2015

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    Ray F from Louisville, Kentucky recommends this vacation rental

    Superb!

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  • Really nice house

    Stayed 14 days ending in September, 2015

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    a guest from Lilburn, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Rented this house for 2 weeks in early September. Enjoyed everything about it. Nicely furnished, comfy beds, super comfy sofa. Views of the bay from one side and the gulf from the other. Every bedroom has a deck. Spectacular sunsets from the master deck. Cable TV in every room. Would definitely come again. There was a bit of confusion with the property manager over where the deaded bay access was.

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  • Wonderful Place

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2015

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    Heath R from Lakeland, TN recommends this vacation rental

    House was amazing. Clean, comfortable, and plenty of space for our party of 7! Pictures do not do this house justice. Amazing views and a very easy walk to the beach. Would absolutely stay here again!

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  • Annual Cape San Blas Family Vacation

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Brian P from Lexington, Ky recommends this vacation rental

    We love La Bella Vita and Cape San Blas. Our stay is always magnificent and we love the location and proximity to the beach. This is our home away from home every year!!

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  • The Name Says It All!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Sidney E P from Sugar Hill, GA recommends this vacation rental

    La Bella Vita (The Good Life). Life was really good for my family while staying in this beautiful beach home. They all loved the house and we plan on returning in the future.

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  • Just what we needed

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2015

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    Doug H from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    After a few hectic weeks of work leading up to our vacation, it was really nice to just relax and unwind during our week stay here. Place was very clean, great view of the ocean from both screen porch and upper deck, and just a short two minute walk to the beach. Weather was fantastic, and beach as always clean and white. Only problem we had was cell service, but was told installation of a cell tower is expected in the fall, so future cell phone problems should be reduced. We will definitely come back to this place next year.

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  • Great Vacation House

    Stayed 5 days ending in September, 2014

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    Stephanie E from Gainesville, FL recommends this vacation rental

    The house was fantastic. Great location. The outside shower was awesome. The the rental company was great. Our last night there, the downstairs AC stopped working about 8:30 in the evening. The repair got was there at 10:00 pm and had it up and running again! Great service! Will definitely be back!

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  • The best summer vacation ever

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2014

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    Joy D from Mansfield, TX recommends this vacation rental

    La Bella Vita really exceeds our expectation. We had everything that we need and more. The kids describe our stay as " the best vacation ever" and would definitely come back..Cape San Blas is definitely Florida's hidden gem and I hope that it will stay that way... To the owners of La Bella Vita--- thanks a million for letting us stay in your wonderful home...

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  • La Bella Vita Bliss

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2014

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    Brian P from Lexington, Ky recommends this vacation rental

    We have stayed at La Bella Vita for the past 5 years - we love this home and everything about it!! It's size, location and center locale to everything our family needs while we vacation in the Cape. The staff has always ben gracious to us and worked with us on any of our needs. We look forward to our annual Cape San Blas tropical paradise!! Coastal Joe's is the best!!!

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  • Excellent Property

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2014

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    David L from New Lambton Heights, NSW recommends this vacation rental

    Perfect for our mixed family. Lots of space and options.
    Great to have the hot tub to relax in when the weather turned a little.
    Overall an excellent property which was great for our family getaway. And a great base for out adventures into Apalachicola, Indian Pass, St George Island and Port St Joe and Mexico Beach.
    Check out the Indian Pass Raw Bar if you like Oysters and Seafood and The Up The Creek Raw Bar in Apalachicola.

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  • Family Vacay!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2014

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    a guest from Murfreesboro, TN recommends this vacation rental

    Great especially since booked at the last minute and the property exceeded our expectations. Very close to the beach and welcoming.

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  • Beach Bliss

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2014

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    Paula G from Shelburn, IN recommends this vacation rental

    We had an excellent time! they house was beautiful and clean. They only thing that I would change is this...Maybe they could build steps off the back so folks wouldn't have to walk all the way around every time they wanted to go to the beach. Also, whoever rented before us did not clean the dishes. I was very thirsty when we arrived and I grabbed a glass and got some water. It seemed as if I had just drank straight from the ocean. I'm not sure where they took the dishes but, I assure you, they did not make sure they were clean. I know when you have a dishwasher you must rinse them before you put them in. They must not have. We found several dirty. Everything else was amazing!Oh, We was told they had a crock pot and there was not one. No big deal. We will defiantly be back! We feel in love with the Cape on our first visit and hope to visit every year!

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  • Paradise

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2013

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    Michelle F from Valrico, FL recommends this vacation rental

    Wow, this house exceeded our expectations. Very spacious. I generally like to see pictures of bathrooms before I book but I was assured they were nice and a good size and they were. The house is just a very short walk to the beautiful beach and down the road from the state park where we dropped our boat several times during our stay. The kitchen was so open - perfect for 6 people or more! Loved all the porches (front for a beach view and back for the bay view). I do think the mattress on the second floor (bedroom facing the bay) needs replacing and the washing machine needs looking at as it sounded like a large plane taking off during the spin cycle. Knew we would have limited bath towels but thought they would be a bit larger. Glad we brought some of our own. We had a few minor repairs that Coastal Joe took care of immediately. Loved the house and would definitely rent again. Thank you.

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  • Very nice!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2013

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    Kristy S from Chatsworth, GA recommends this vacation rental

    This is a very nice house and very close to the beach. I have walked farther when I stayed in a house that was beach side. It was great!

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  • Great week of relaxation

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2013

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    Russell L from Phenix City, AL recommends this vacation rental

    We enjoyed the stay. Everything was great. The house has everything needed for a relaxing and comfortable week. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

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  • Great home

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2013

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    Sue P from Norcross, GA recommends this vacation rental

    This was a lovely home, clean, well equipped--wonderful vacation experience. The Coastal Joe staff was great as well.

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  • Christmas at the Beach

    Stayed 7 days ending in December, 2012

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    a guest from Lexington, KY recommends this vacation rental

    La Bella Vita was the perfect spot for our family Christmas. We could see yhe beach from the porch and it was just a short walk
    away. There was quite enough space and the furnishings were beautiful. There were plenty of pots and pans for cooking meals. Once the hot tub warmed up, it was terrific. Be sure to start warming it up as soon as you check in because it takes a few days to get to the max temp. Some of thd beds were very creaky, but not uncomfortable. We would definitely stay there again!!

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  • Wonderful Quiet getaway ... and pooch friendly!

    Stayed 7 days ending in September, 2012

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    a guest from Cumming, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Coastal Joes were professional and very helpful - although a Florida native, now living in Atlanta, I had not heard of the Cape. WOW! This is our future regular destination, we choose Sept for quieter crowds and a bit cooler weather. It was a perfect relaxing week. A lot of activites to choose from, great food and beautiful shoreline.

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  • GREAT TIME

    Stayed 8 days ending in September, 2012

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    Janice H from West Memphis, AR recommends this vacation rental

    SNORKLE TRIP AT ST. JOE BAY WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR WEEK! AWESOME FIRST TIMERS FINDING LIVE CRITTERS IN THE WATER. YEEHAW!

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  • Bliss

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2012

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    Jay M from Hoover, AL recommends this vacation rental

    Very easy and hospitable. Only complaint was not as clean (floors and carpet mainly) as would have liked but is a beachhouse afterall. Great space for 6 adults! Beautiful beach, easy access. Would stay there yearly! Loved the area!

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  • Could not go barefoot

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2012

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    Howard S from Helena, AL does not recommend this vacation rental.

    Staff was courteous. Minor repairs were handled rapidly. Wireless router controls TV and Internet. When it does work, reception is spotty. Don't try to watch more than one tv at a time. Lastly, ther is no excuse for the pet stains. Just take the carpet out! We had a great time, but we got really tired of wearing our shoes in the house.

    • Manager Responded on 8/9/2012

      Thank you for your feedback. We will address these issues and get them resolved.

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  • Would stay there again!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2012

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    Jackie P from Fayetteville, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a couple of minimal issues and Coastal Joe immediately responded and fixed. They are wonderful. Best folks to rent from on the Cape.

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  • The best Vacation ever!! La Bella Vita

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2012

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    Brian P from Lexington, Ky recommends this vacation rental

    Upon arriving to the Cape we met the staff at Coastal Joes - impeciable in every way. It was by far the easiest check in and best management experience i have ever had with a rental agency - walk in - get your keys on your on your way to your beautiful vacation on the Beach! The house was more than we had imagined and was decorated to perfection. the location to the beach was perfect!! Thanks to Mary and the staff at Coastal Joes we had a wonderful family vacation!! We will be back to La Bella Vita next year for our week on the Cape!!

    • Manager Responded on 7/2/2012

      Thanks for the kind words! We can't wait to have you back.

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  • We love La Bella Vita!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2012

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    a guest from Clayton, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We first experienced La Bella Vita and Cape San Blas last year. It was love at first visit. We vowed that this would be our family's tradition going forward. So, this is our second visit, and it is still just the ticket for our group. This year we discovered a couple of new restaurants, and were oyster gluttons. Can't beat those fresh Apalachicola treasures. The only negative I've experienced is the lack of towels. A small bath towel, wash cloth, and hand towel per person just doesn't seem adequate. There was only one kitchen towel. We knew from last year to bring our own, so we were okay. $60 for linen service seems steep when you have to bring your own. That is really a minor annoyance and the only complaint I have had.

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  • Another Great Family Vacation at the Cape!!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2012

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    Kerri M from Canton, GA recommends this vacation rental

    My family and I vacationed here for a week in June and loved it! Great floor plan! Big kitchen! Everyone has their own balcony! The hot tub is a great addition. The people at Coastal Joe really go above and beyond! I would recommend this rental and definitely Coastal Joe Properties to anyone. We will be back in the fall!

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  • Paradise

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2012

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    Denise S from Goshen, KY recommends this vacation rental

    We have vacationed at Cape San Blas for the last 10 years. This was our third visit since last June, and everything was perfect! We have stayed in smaller and larger homes, and La Bella Vita is our favorite. It was the perfect size,layout, and location for our family of 5 and our 2 friends that visited. If this house ever goes on the market, please email me.

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  • La Bella Vita Rocks!

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2012

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    Mark P from Dunwood, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We recently stayed at this house and loved it! This house is a first tier home, meaning it is one row of houses away from the Gulf - probably 50-60 steps from beach access walkway. The place was decorated very nicely and it has all the emnit

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  • Great Vacation!

    Stayed 4 days ending in October, 2011

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    Alicia A from Woodstock, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great stay at La Bella Vita. One issue we had was dealing with the television in the main room (it didn't always work, and when it did, the picture was bad). There were also times when we had no hot water for no apparent reason. And there were lots of little bugs inside the house, especially near the bottom entrance. So I would definitely have someone look into replacing the television in the living room, repairing (or turning up) the hot water heater, and taking care of the bug problem. All in all, these were not major issues and didn't have much of an impact on our vacation. We really enjoyed the view from the master bedroom deck, and the beach in front of the house was great (and very close). We would definitely stay here again!

    • Manager Responded on 10/6/2011

      Thank you for your feedback! It seems as though your stay would have been better if you had contacted us to resolve these issues! Afterall that is what we are here for! We look forward to your return and hope that in the future that you let us know whenever we can be of assistance to you.

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  • A very nice house with a great location but. . .

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2011

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    Kelly P from Clarksville, Tennessee recommends this vacation rental

    We really enjoyed our stay, the house is in an excellent location with beautiful views. It is well decorated, good size bedrooms, bathrooms and living areas. The kitchen is a very generous size.

    The kitchen is a great size for multiple people to work in! We had a few issues though. There was no frying pan. The kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans but lacked a frying pan. My husband went down to the Trading Post and bought one, but we felt like frying pans are a standard in kitchens. There were a brand new set of knives though! The oven takes FOREVER to heat up! Of course this is not the rental agency or the owners fault, it is just more of a heads up for future renters.

    The furniture in the family room is nice to look at but everybody in our family agreed that it is very uncomfortable. I don't have back problems and never have but my back hurt constantly after sitting on the couch or in the chairs.

    The dining room table and the outside patio table were very nice and a good size for a large family.

    The downstairs bedroom was perfect for my parents so that they did not have to go up an extra set of steps, but the t.v. only worked half of our stay. I called on Sunday and told the rental agency about it not working and I was told they would have to call the cable company, which I completely understood. My problem came up though, when a few days later I had to call back the rental agency because I never got an update on what was going on. Communication could have been better, I know the agency cannot call and tell me the exact time the cable company would be there but I would have appreciated a call saying they had contacted the cable company and was given an estimated time and day for service. Also the downstairs bedroom has an area of carpet missing right at the door, it looks like somebody locked their dog in that room and the dog pulled up the carpet, no big deal except for the fact that there are finishing nails sticking

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  • La Bella Vita!!!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2011

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    Bradley and Pamela M from Belton, TX recommends this vacation rental

    We thoroughly enjoyed our week in La Bella Vita. There is not one thing I can complain about. The house was perfect for our family. The staff at Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals are very courteous and speedy with requests....Definitely a repeat customer for this property. Hope to see you in a year... or sooner.

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  • A great family vacation spot!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2011

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    a guest from Clayton, GA recommends this vacation rental

    What a wonderful treat it was for our family to spend a week at this lovely beach destination! We took a gazebo/tent to put up on the beach which enabled us to get out of the July proved to be a good investment. The house was perfect for our family configuration. We enjoyed some great seafood - roasting Apalachacola oysters outside on the grill was fun and delish! Fresh grouper and shrimp were great. The kitchen was well equiped and large enough for many cooks at one time. We made a couple of excursions to Port St. Joe and to Apalachacola to explore the shops and enjoy seafood cooked by someone else. We especially liked 'That Place off 98' in Apalachacola. If you like oyster stew,you must try theirs. Everything is homemade and really good. I would suggest that you might want to tuck in a few extra bath towels since only one per person for the whole week is provided. There is a washer/dryer, but I'd rather not have to do those kind of chores on vacation. The only other thing that might be considered by the owners is providing either a dresser or chest of drawers for the queen bedroom and twin bedroom area. There is no drawer space in those rooms. The big plus for us was that our doggies could go with us. They loved walking on the beach! Cape San Blas is pet friendly, but we found that people were very careful to keep their pets under control - all four legged kids seemed well behaved! We're planning on La Bella Vita and Cape San Blas being our yearly tradition. Hope you'll let us come back many, many times. (Oh, and granddaughters were thrilled with the shells they easily found on the beach)

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  • Wonderful vacation!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2011

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    Nancy L from Cullman, AL recommends this vacation rental

    Me and my family had a wonderful vacation and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was very clean, comfortable, and spacious and we felt like we were at home. The location is perfect. I loved watching the sunsets from the upstairs balcony. We ate every meal at the very nice Teak table on the balcony downstairs.
    I loved that the beaches were NOT crowded at all. Me and my family do plan to come back for our next vacation.
    The only thing that I would complain about, and this DID NOT take away from our vacation, is the fact there aren't any sharp knives in the house and the pots and pans were not very good at all. We cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner every day except for one and it just made cooking a little hard when there's not good pans to use and no sharp knives.
    Also, I would highly recommend Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals!!

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  • a peaceful week

    Stayed 8 days ending in May, 2011

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    Donna S from Dallas, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great week at La Bella Vita, the house was perfecto for our family, very spacious, decorated beautifully--we loved it. I only have one suggestion-- the carpet needs some attention. We have a dog--so it was no big issue for our family--but there is a slight odor of "doggie" in the house and I think it is the carpet. We will be back next sumer, hopefully one more time this summer.

    • Manager Responded on 7/5/2011

      Upon reading this review we immediately sent our staff over to check the report of "doggie odor" in the home. None of us really noticed a smell and we have had several renters in the home since and have heard no other reports of this nature. The carpets have been and are steam cleaned on a regular basis.

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  • Nice rental with gorgeous sunsets from the balcony

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2011

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    a guest from Alpharetta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    The rental was very spacious and clean. Nicely decorated. Great sunsets from the balcony and close to the beach. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation with not alot to do this is the place for you. Beaches are gorgeous and not crowded and you can bring your dog on the beach. Huge plus if your dog likes the water.

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  • Just what we were looking for

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2010

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    David K from Sandy Springs, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Beautiful beach. House was perfect for family wanting to spread out. Mary Bowen from Coastal Joe's was incredibly helpful in tight booking window.

    House just needs a couple minor instructions (how to get TV's to work upstairs) and swap out cracked toilet seat upstairs.

    Snorkeling visibility was poor in Gulf and Bay. But diving in Panama City was terrific.

    This is a fine house really close to a remarkably relaxing beach.

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  • Mary Bowens was excellent to work with, answering many questions, doing the follow-up to make our vacation as we could only of hoped!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2010

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    Steve L from Friendswood, TX recommends this vacation rental

    The house and location are excellent; outside showere a true pleasure and quick walk to beach just what we wanted. Thanks and we'll see you again soon!

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  • 1st trip to Cape San Blas was awesome will go back

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2010

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    Dianna E from Benton, KY recommends this vacation rental

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  • i wanna go back!

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2010

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    Allen D from Nashville, GA recommends this vacation rental

    Great comfortable house, quick walk to beautiful beach, and nothing but relaxation--wish I were there now!

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  • Beautiful Gulf beaches and home!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2010

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    a guest from Toronto, ON recommends this vacation rental

    Balconies on both sides are great- bay and gulf, very nice location and gorgeous beach. Map to property needs to be updated so you don't spend lots of time looking for it in the dark. Very pleasant place, would like to go back.

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  • Pleasant surprise

    Stayed 7 days ending in May, 2010

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    Kathy and Doug M from Carmel, Indiana recommends this vacation rental

    We were actually scheduled for our 3rd year in a row at another Coastal Joe property. Upon check-in we were informed that our place was not available since the central air conditioner was broken. The property manager had relocated us to "Coastal Calm." We were a bit unsure since we liked our former place so much, but upon seeing the alternative we were very pleasantly surprised. It actually was an upgrade--going from a 2BR 2BA to a 3BR 3BA and for the same price. We felt the management treated us fairly and well and feel spoiled enough to want to return to Coastal Calm next year...that is if the oil spill doesn't ruin that!

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  • Review by Christine J

    Stayed 33 days ending in March, 2010

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    Christine J from Plainwell, MI recommends this vacation rental

    Coastal Calm just needs a little face lift - like some paint, tiles fixed a little bit on flooring and some cleaner furniture and new comforters/blankets.

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2009

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    a guest from Cincinnatii, OH recommends this vacation rental

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  • Coastal Calm

    Stayed 4 days ending in August, 2009

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    a guest from Atlanta, GA recommends this vacation rental

    We had a great time at coastal calm. Beware this is a pet friendly property so it has a slight smell of pet urine and dirty carpet. Hopefully the carpet has been cleaned. Other than that the property was great.

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  • A great beach get-a-way!

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2009

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    Joe F from Elkhart, IN recommends this vacation rental

    Coastal Calm was a great place to stay! This was our first trip to Cape San Blas and we were very impressed. We had never stayed in a rental home before and liked all the conveniences it had to offer. Had a bit of a time with figuring out the household electronics because the cables were not hooked up to a couple of the TVs. A little fooling around with where to plug everything in and we were off and running. We truly loved the decks facing both east and west and couldn't have asked for a nicer beach. We will definitely be back!

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  • Review by a guest

    Stayed 7 days ending in July, 2009

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    a guest from Dothan, AL recommends this vacation rental

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  • great place, we luved it, will contact u next year to stay again in one of your properties. Wants one with a pool next time for the smaller children!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2009

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    brenda w from Havana, FL recommends this vacation rental

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  • Review by Charles D

    Stayed 15 days ending in June, 2009

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    Charles D from Cincinati, OH does not recommend this vacation rental.

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  • Review by Deborah R

    Stayed 43 days ending in March, 2009

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    Deborah R from Nisswa, MN recommends this vacation rental

    We much enjoyed our stay in Coastal Calm. The Beach House feel was very nice, listening to the Gulf, both day and night, was wonderful. Sunrises over the Bay, and Sunsets over the Gulf were exceptional.
    The staff at Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals were exceptional....and we would strongly recommend Coastal Joe for any body looking to rent on Cape San Blas.
    A major reason we chose Cape San Blas area was the "pet friendly" nature of the area as well.

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