Gulf Views, Private Pool, Pets Friendly, Nearby Bay Access!
“Tipsea Turtle”! The boardwalk to the beach is located right in front of the home, and the sand and surf are just a short walk away. Enjoy quiet walks on the beach and take in the majestic sunrises and sunsets. Enjoy the grand views of the Gulf of Mexico from the huge decks off the kitchen/living area and two bedrooms upstairs. Take the entire family for a bike ride on the Cape San Blas bike path located just outside of the community entrance. This paved path spans 9.3 miles from Highway 30-A to the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Salinas Park is located adjacent to the community where you can enjoy picnics, volleyball nets, bay access on the St. Joe Bay, or a day of kayaking and paddle boarding with easy access for scalloping and fishing. This park has beach access as well. You’ll be just minutes away is historic Port St. Joe for shopping, fine dining, and entertainment. Take a short drive east to visit the shops and restaurants of Apalachicola and St. George Island! Enjoy all of the amenities of the Forgotten Coast during your stay at Tipsea Turtle on Cape San Blas! This home has WIFI internet, cable TV, and a gas grill! This property is pet friendly to dogs only. Dogs must be pre-approved before booking. Adult dogs only and must be house trained. Pet policy and deposit covers up to two dogs with individual weight of up to 30 pounds each. This home is on Eastern Time Zone. Prices subject to change without notice.
Parking available for 4 vehicles in driveway. RVs and utility trailers are not allowed at any time. Additional public parking available at Salinas Park.
All guests agree to the full terms and policies in the Rental Agreement at time of booking. See Rental Agreement.
•Must be 25 years or older to book, and this primary registrant must be present the entire duration of the reservation.
•There will be a $150 cancellation fee if you cancel for any reason. Please read full cancelation policy.
•Construction may be occuring in or around the area at time of stay. Construction schedules of other properties not under our management are unknown.
•Prices, terms, and conditions of property subject to change without notice. All reservations include a damage protection policy, however the policy is optional. In lieu of damage policy Guest can place a $3,000 refundable security deposit on the reservation.
•Due to strict cleaning procedures, no guests will be allowed to enter the property before the 5pm Eastern Time check-in period.
•Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment in the need to cancel due to unforeseen events such as health problems, travel delays, extreme weather events, etc. Please visit our Travel Insurance website page to get more information about insurance coverage.
•Monthly reservations are available for Winter season. Please inquire directly about monthly stay details and pricing.
•All reservations are subject to confirmation upon initial rental submission, regardless of the booking platform. Baytowne Vacation Rentals reserves the right to confirm or decline any reservation.
Gulf Front: No
Pet Friendly: Pets Allowed
Minimum Stay: 3
Arrival Day: saturday
- Central Air
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Washer & Dryer
- Ironing Board
- High Speed Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Full Kitchen
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
Rainy Day Entertainment
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Cable TV
- DVD Player
- Area FitnessCenter
- Nearby Medical Services
- Nearby Grocery
- Nearby Post Office
- Nearby Bank
- Gas Grill
- Private Pool
- fitness center
- medical services
- outdoor shower
- twin/ single
Tipsea Turtle 2022 stay
“We had a very enjoyable stay at Tipsea Turtle. This is the second time we have rented this home. We love the location and layout. We took note that the new owner had replaced some of the furniture especially on the two decks - very nice. We did, however, have a couple of issues. First of all, one of the upstairs toilets was running constantly. A service person came out but his fix only worked temporarily. Secondly, we had trouble with using the two outside grills. We ran out of propane after only a few minutes and all of the tanks on the property were empty. At my expense, I exchanged one of the tanks for a full one.”
— William S., Aug 2022
Great place and a short walk to the beach
“This house was a perfect spot for out family. The place was well taken care of and a very short walk to the beach. The pool was also very convenient and had a great view of the ocean out on the front deck. Would absolutely visit again.”
— Ben Z., Jul 2022
A hidden gem
“This vacation destination was fantastic. The location is quiet and secluded, but not too far away from everything you need. If you're looking for "getaway", come here. The house was, for the most part, well-maintained. We did find a few not-insignificant problems, but overall the house was clean, comfortable, and convenient. We would certainly consider staying at this property again.”
— Brooks C., Jan 2022
Gorgeous beach house!
“This house was perfect for our extended family! The home has been updated since our reservation was made in December 2021! Absolutely love the improvements. Lots more seating inside and out. This house met all our needs and more. We hope to come stay again in the future. ”
— Anonymous, Jul 2022
Much needed R&R
“First off Baytowne was excellent to work with as property managers. Quick professional responses. The house was absolutely beautiful with everything needed for a perfect week. St. Joe fish market and Indian Pass raw bar is a must. Looking forward to coming back. ”
— James D., Jun 2022
“WOW! Location and house were perfect for our vacation. Baytowne Vacation Rentals were exceptional to work with. Location across from the bay park where you can put in Kayaks, grill/picnic insect free, and roam or drive the beach....walk to music entertainment and pick up a wonderful dinner....quiet neighborhood....well maintained...easy access to awesome! The home offered everything in kitchen and baths....thoughtful for the renter. Outside space was really nice.....fire pit to crystal clear and clean pool....we loved this property....we have rented six times on the cape and really enjoyed this home....Baytowne was so exceptional....”
— Pamela K., Feb 2022
“We loved it!!! Best vacation ever!!! We will be going back!! Loved the house and location!!”
— Melissa A., Jul 2021
Best Beach House We’ve Ever Rented!!!
“We’ve rented beach houses every year for as long as we can remember, and this is by far the best one! The house is modern and spacious, well-equipped, very clean and in a very convenient location. And the pool and outdoor furniture were all in excellent condition. We’re already looking at booking the same house for next year!”
— Anonymous, Aug 2021
Steben vacation @ TipSea Turtle 8-7-21 to 8-14-21
“My family and I were very well pleased with our stay at TipSea Turtle. We have been coming to Cape San Blas for many years and this was the nicest home we have stayed in to date. Proximity to the beach was great and we really enjoyed the pool. ”
— William S., Aug 2021
“It was great. House, Beach, Restaurants, location, neighborhood. All were as good if not better than other places on the panhandle.”
— Todd G., Aug 2021
“Could not have asked for a better house to stay in for the week!! We had a baby and dog and the house was set up perfectly!!! Our dog loved the backyard and being out on the porches with us. It was such a close walk to the beach for evening walks! And having the pool made it perfect to hang out while the baby was sleeping! Will definitely be coming back!”
— Ashley L., Oct 2021
A little slice of heaven
“The view of the ocean from the two porches was epic! The grandkids enjoyed the beach and the pool equally. The house was beautifully decorated. A wonderful, relaxing week was just what we all needed.”
— Denice W., Oct 2021
“The house was very clean and sanitized. Everyone I spoke with at the office was very nice and professional. Would recommend this rental and the company. We will be going back, and using Baytowne Vacation Rentals again.”
— James H., Sep 2021
Clarkson/Reed Spring Break Vaca
“It was all good. We came right before Covid-19 was starting and ended with Covid pretty well on its way. The beach was still open. That was enjoyable. The only thing different for us was the amount of vehicles driving on the beaches. We had little ones with us and felt that was a little dangerous. ”
— Rollie C., Mar 2020
“We absolutely loved our stay at TipSea was everything we needed and wanted. Loved the pool! We brought a volley ball net and played water volley ball every afternoon. Hope to come back next year!!”
— peri s., Jun 2020
Great Week with Family
“We really enjoyed our stay here! The location was perfect, we were familiar with the neighborhood and close access to Pot St Joe and Apalachicola. The house and pool were ideal. The kitchen was well stocked for a rental house.
We asked the heat in the pool to be turned on late Monday afternoon and were charged for that whole day even though it wasn’t warm until Tuesday. ”
— Linda F., Oct 2020
Wonderful family Vacation
“We had a wonderful time at this fabulous home, the TipSea Turtle. We had a large family meeting to vacation together and need a place that would sleep 10. This newly constructed home was perfect! The home has everything we needed and more! The private pool was perfect for kids and relaxing when the ocean was too rough from the tropical storm that made landfall in the Gulf when we first arrived. The short boardwalk to the beach was also a plus! This was a lovely neighborhood that was very low key. We had the best experience for our first time at the Cape.”
— Jamie T., Jun 2020
“We had a great family vacation. There were 10 of us in the house and every one had a place to sleep. The grand kids (4 of them) slept in the bunk room and loved it. There were 3 other bedrooms for the adults. The large den area was big enough for all of us to read or watch tv. The house is just across from the walkway to the beach. If not for the tropical storm that brought heavy rain for the first 3 days, it would have been perfect. Great house and great fun. ”
— Anonymous, Jun 2021
Family vacation October 2020
“Perfect vacation! House was clean and kitchen very well stocked as we cooked everyday! Absolutely a picture perfect place to stay would definitely recommend.”
— Aliesha F., Oct 2020
“We had 4 adults and 3 children for our vacation and plenty of room to spread out.
The neighborhood location was a perfect spot quiet, view of the ocean, beautiful walkway to beach . Neighbors were very friendly . The pool , grounds and house seemed brand new and very good quality . The house was very clean and good linens / extra beach towels to use . Our only complaint was the two king beds upstairs share a bath which made it a bit awkward . Then wifi also was difficult to use for a movie or satellite radio at pool or beach . Understood though with more of a remote location . A few other odds and ends .. moldy spices on counter , grill brush needed replaced , need more lamps the light switches have no dimmer and bedrooms are too bright. A few more rugs in bath and bedrooms would have been nice . ( there also was a bats nest under carport by pvc piping that needs addressed) ”
— Jennifer L., Apr 2021
Spring break vaca with the Fam.
“We loved staying at the Teasea Turtle. This was our second time. We had a few hiccups but Baytown properties were so nice to work with they were very accommodating to work with us and help us out in anyway they could, it was very much appreciated. ”
— Debbie C., Mar 2021
“The house was wonderfully located on the second row from the beach. The beach boardwalk is located across the street making it easy access. The house came equipped with everything and the pool was huge. We loved TipSea Turtle's location to Port Joe a short 15 min drive for grocery shopping and restuarants. ”
— Annie W., Mar 2021
Minimum Stay Policy
Enjoy more fun during peak season dates! We book weekly (Check-in Saturday to Check-out Saturday) Memorial Day through Labor Day and during Spring Break. Minimum stays vary by property during the off-season; see listing details or give us a call for information.
A cancellation fee of $100.00 will be charged if you cancel your reservation for any reason. The reservation fee of $50.00 is also non refund- able in the case of a cancellation. Bookings canceled at least 60 days from the start date of your stay will receive a 100% refund for deposits paid minus the Cancellation Fee. No monies or deposits will be refunded on cancellations made less than 60 days of your arrival date unless the unit is re-rented for the same rate and the same time period. If the unit is re-rented, all deposits and rent paid minus the $50.00 reservation fee and $100.00 cancellation fee will be refunded upon confirmation and advance fees received from the new guest. A change of reservation to another property in our collection is subject to an additional $50.00 reservation fee as well as the difference in reservation totals and all other fees associated.