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8 Knots

4.7000
(20 Reviews)

Capacity

2 Bedrooms
2 Bath
Sleeps 8

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About

BAY FRONT HOME ON CAPE SAN BLAS

8 Knots is a charming 2 bedroom/2 bath, bay front home with a private dock. This home has 2 Queen bedrooms, a loft with 3 Twins, and a Sleeper Sofa in the living area. This home is conveniently located between the Scallop Cove and Cape Trading Post.

Please be aware that this home does not allow pets

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Location

  • Cape San Blas

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Perfect Bayside Rental!

July 2022
, Rockvale, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Absolutely LOVED 8 Knots! One of our favorites in our 13 years of renting at at the Cape. The rental was very well kept and immaculately clean when we arrived. The only bad thing I would say is that I really wish they would build actual steps going to the loft. Plenty of space to add boxy, bunk type steps along the wall. Loft area was basically unusable for us. Hard for us or bigger kids to climb up. Kinda dangerous for little kids, too, in my opinion, but otherwise-house was amazing. Dock was very nice. Screened room was an added bonus! So peaceful and relaxing! Loved it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Manager's Response

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It's always so nice to get positive feedback, because this is what keeps us going. We will definitely mention the suggestion for creating easier steps to the loft area.

Great spot

May 2022
, Jasper, IN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had a great week at 8 Knots! This was our 4th family trip to the cape, first time staying bayside. Took our poling skiff down.
Launched at city marina as State Park was full on Sat. Took out from State Park ramp. Used all week in the bay, fishing, rides, snorkeling & used dock. No electric or water on dock, but worked out fine. Had kayaks & paddle boards delivered for the week. Beach access 2 min walk across the road. Also enjoyed a quiet beach day at State Park. Accommodations were perfect & more than enough for 2 adults, 3 kids. Ladder for loft was straight up, but it was fine. Home a bit dated but perfectly fine for us & very clean. Hammock in screened in area experienced some nice naps! Kitchen well stocked. Cooked/grilled most nights. Less than a half mile from Trading Post. This was our best trip to Cape San Blas and the bayside/8 Knots were big reasons why! We’d go back in a heartbeat! Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals is super accommodating & easy to rent from.

Great location, but...

May 2022
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

We love 8 Knot. We have been a couple of times and will return again. However, for the money they charge, they could improve the WiFi which was nonexistent. Other houses we have stayed in have no problem and it's a big deal to us. The house is clean and well appointed except for the same old kitchen trash can that does not have a lid that closes and you get to stare at your old shrimp dinners. The sliding glass door leaves a lot to be desired, it does not open easily, but the view is great. The shuttered window in the the small bedroom rattles in the wind and keeps me up at night. It is a wonder full house otherwise, but could be a perfect house with a little help.

Manager's Response

Thank you for choosing to stay at 8 Knots. We appreciate you taking time to write a review. We value all comments received about our home to help improve each guest’s experience. Our goal is to keep updating and renovating the house so each guest will love it as much as we do.

We have the largest internet carrier for 8 Knots and pay for the fastest internet speed available for the area. Although every home owner at the Cape struggles with the internet service from time to time. I agree it is frustrating and apologize for the time you were out of internet service. Please note if the internet service happens to go down to notify Coastal Joe during operating hours. A service call will promptly be made to the internet carrier.

Your comment about the trash can lid being broken was noted. It will be replaced.

The sliding glass door can be difficult to open and close, the handle has been replaced. The door is a speciality size order. Due to shortages and delays we have faced challenges in trying to replace. The sliding glass door will be replaced as soon as we can confirm an order and have it contracted.

We are glad you enjoyed your time at 8 Knots. We would love to see you return again soon.

Too Short

March 2022
, United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

My wife and I have been coming to Cape San Blas for over 20 years, staying at several different places, including the cabins at St. Joe State Park (which, at this time, are in the process of being rebuilt following Hurricane Michael). 8 Knots turned out to be one of our favorites. Very comfortable, and the kitchen had just about everything a cook could ask for. Our only caveat- our visit was too short. Next time!

8 Knots

October 2021
, Roswell, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

It was a great little house on the bay.

8 Knots

September 2021
, Austin, TX United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Very peaceful. Great location. House was clean and well appointed!

Plan to Return

September 2021
, Sharpsburg, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We had an amazing stay at 8 Knots. Although the house is a little older, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The loft ladder was a little steep but the layout of the house was great for 2 adults and our daughter. The kitchen was very well stocked with tons of counter space and storage. The living room faces the bay making the view out the sliding glass door better than a tv. We launched our kayaks off the dock very easily and had an amazing time fishing, exploring the bay, and just enjoying the water. With the outside shower and table, clean up and prep was easy as well. Walking to the Gulf or for Ice cream after dinner is well within reason thanks to the great location. The house feels very remote, despite the increasing crowd on the Cape. The only suggestion we could offer is perhaps replacing the mattress in the master, but it was still just fine for our 3 night stay.

This was also our first time renting through Coastal Joe and I must say it was far superior to another larger company we have used in the past. We can't wait to visit again!

Very clean and stylish house with everything you needed.

August 2021
, Champaign, IL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We are regular vacationers and would rate 8 Knots place as one of the nicest, best located, and real value of all the places we have stayed. The place was very clean, modern, had everything we needed to feel at home, and was an easy walk to the sea. Also close to T.H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. We would highly recommend this wonderful house.

Bay Perfection

July 2021
, Rome, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This charming little house is one of the best equipped of any home we which we have stayed in our 50 years of vacations on The Cape. Spectacular sunrises! Privacy. Quiet. Coastal Joe has always been responsive to any problem. We are not sure we like the new thermostat which seems to be controlled elsewhere and tv service is limited but that is not an issue with us.

Bay Perfection

July 2021
, Rome, GA United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

This charming little house is one of the best equipped of any home we which we have stayed in our 50 years of vacations on The Cape. Spectacular sunrises! Privacy. Quiet. Coastal Joe has always been responsive to any problem. We are not sure we like the new thermostat which seems to be controlled elsewhere and tv service is limited but that is not an issue with us.

Bayfront home that met our needs for a long weekend trip

June 2021
, Ooltewah, TN United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

The property 8 Knots was good for my family of three for a long weekend stay of 5 nights. It was ideal being able to rent shorter than a full week for our working schedules. The property was exceptionally clean and there was an apparent focus on the attention to details of the cleaning crew. The only negative of the property was centered around the dock and decking being in poor condition. It appears both the dock and deck have been patched in many places but mother nature has taken her toll on all visible boards. For a minimal investment it would go a long ways for the guest to have an ease of mind that the boards won't break or crack beneath their feet or their children's.

Loved this place!!!

June 2021
, Perry, Georgia United States

Overall
5

My family and I stayed here at the end of June. We loved, loved this place. It has a beautiful view from the living room and the back deck. You can see the bay from both. You are only minutes from the beach and stores. Only negative thing I can say is we saw a black snake on the trail to the dock. Which thankfully it was just a black snake and they aren't dangerous. Just scared us for a moment. We can't wait to go back!

Great Little Place on the Cape

May 2021
, SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Beautiful sunrises, clean and comfortable accommodations, and a convenient location!

Manager's Response

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at 8 Knots! Bay life is the best!

Nice Getaway, Everything as pictured.

April 2021
, Chipley , FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The location is great. The house is located within 0.3 miles of two good locations providing coffee/food/gas/clothes/ice cream/ boat rentals/ tackle/ bait. Several good restaurants within a short drive. Fantastic sunrises over Bay. Home was clean and property fairly well maintained. Home is as pictured. If you have never stayed in this area of the panhandle biting bugs can be an issue at times of the year. If you are someone who the mosquitoes like be prepared and bring bug screen or some other deterrent.

Nice Getaway, Everything as pictured.

April 2021
, Chipley, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

The location is great. The house is located within 0.3 miles of two good locations providing coffee/food/gas/clothes/ice cream/ boat rentals/ tackle/ bait. Several good restaurants within a short drive. Fantastic sunrises over Bay. Home was clean and property fairly well maintained. Home is as pictured. If you have never stayed in this area of the panhandle biting bugs can be an issue at times of the year. If you are someone who the mosquitoes like be prepared and bring bug screen or some other deterrent.

April 10-17 at * Knots

April 2021
, Frankfort, KY United States

Overall
4
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
4

we had a good experience at 8 knots. It was clean and attractive inside. The screened area under the building looked unattended and the wood decking is in need of sanding, as there are many splinters. The dock was great and the location too.

Loved this place

March 2021
, Holiday, FL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
4

Beautiful beach house overlooking the bay. Two queen bedrooms and 3 twins in the upstairs loft. Loft is only accessible by built in ladder so that may be a hindrance for some. Kitchen is well stocked although one should bring paper towels if wanted. Only one roll of tp in each bathroom so you may need more of that, depending on group size and length of stay. You also need to bring your own shampoo etc. I mention these things because you just never know what each rental has or is missing but we truly loved this house. Clean and nicely furnished although, if you need the futon for sleeping, I would bring an air mattress to put on top of the futon mattress.

Manager's Response

We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay! Come back and see us!

Perfection

November 2020
, Valley, AL United States

Overall
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

Great place to stay, just wish the water was a little deeper at the dock

Manager's Response

We're thrilled that you enjoyed 8 Knots as much as we do!

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October 2020
, Hendersonville, TN United States

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
3
Location
5
Property condition
2

felt like we were being watched with 6 cameras surrounding the house
no cable tv for rainy days
only one tv in the entire house
the kitchen counters and cabinets were overrun with ants
there was no grill to cook on
there were no outside lights to use downstairs

Manager's Response

There are two flood lights/cameras and a ring doorbell outside. The outside cameras are not for monitoring guests, they are part of the house security system. No cameras are located inside the home. Unfortunately in the past residents of the Cape have had numerous burglaries when the homes are vacant. In the past our home had been burglarized and also random strangers have taken the liberty to use the property and private dock without authorization for their recreational use. The listing for the home clearly states no cable television. The home is equipped with a smart TV that allows guests to stream Netflix, Prime, or any of their personal accounts for viewing. Many local broadcasting networks are also available. The ants are carpenter ants which can be a nuisance at times in the kitchen area when the Cape is experiencing excessive rain. The house is treated for insects, although due to the natural habitat surrounding the house and rain sometimes problems like this might be experienced. I apologize and had the guest taken the time to inform Coastal Joe the problem would have been quickly resolved. The statement about not having a grill is false. There is a new gas grill clearly visible located under the house. There is a total of 14 outside lights not including solar lights. The light switches are easily found at the entrances of the house and below the house. Motion sensor and solar lights are located at the top of the steps and below on the landing as required per code. A ceiling fan with a light is also in the screened room below the house. 8 Knots is not a five star hotel, but that is not what a visit to the Cape is about. When you come to the Cape it is to relax and enjoy the numerous activities that it’s beauty can offer.

Cozy on the Cape

July 2019
, Lafayette, Louisiana USA

Overall
5

Eight knots provided a wonderful experience for us. We have been vacationing in Port St. Joe and Cape San Blas for many years now, and I remember a childhood of run down hotels and the fragrance of the paper mill. This is not the Cape San Blas of today, and Eight Knots provides the perfect location for the family wanting their own space to visit and relax without being pressed by encroaching neighbors. There is none of that at Eight Knots. The owners have nicely updated the property, but it has retained its coziness and charm. The upstairs loft bedroom was a great way for our teenage girls to have their own space. The house is also on stilts, so you feel quite safe from the occasional raccoon, and you can even park your car under cover. If you happen to be on the Cape during scalloping season, the dock and access at Eight Knots are perfect as is its proximity to the sea grass beds. In fact, you will feel bad for those folks who have to launch their boats every day at the State Park. This is really an experience that I have always associated with “Old Florida”; and one that every family needs to experience before the Cape becomes more developed and touristy. Loads of options from swimming the bay to accessing the beach across the road. Good fishing opportunities if you want that, and certainly an easy drive to Apalachicola. Eight knots provides every opportunity to escape. The views from the back porch of St. Joe Bay and Pig Island are about as good as they get in NW Florida. I am so happy that the owners started renting Eight Knots again. We are certainly coming back!