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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!!

Features

Amenities

  • Private Pool

Location

  • Cape San Blas

Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Availability

Key
#Night Available#Night Unavailable#Arrive Only#Depart Only
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Reviews

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2018 Cape Vacation - La Bella Vita

Reviewed on2018-10-01 by from Lexington, Ky United States

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

As always Coastal Joe's took extremely great care in making sure our yearly vacation to the Cape was superb!! We are always treated as family and talked to on a first name basis. Caitlin Mary and Scott and all the staff are always attentive to our needs. We have always booked with Coastal Joe's for the past ten years for this very reason. We brought my in-laws this year to experience the Cape and they fell in love with it, just as we did... No one beats Coastal Joe's for there customer service and high quality rentals!! They are our Vacation Family!! Thanks again for a wonderful week!! See you next Year!!

Great Vacation

Reviewed on2018-09-24 by from Brooks, GA United States

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

My husband and I, along with our children and grandchildren, stayed for a week in this house. We had a great vacation! Cape San Blas is our favorite destination. We loved the location of the house and the layout worked great for us. It was comfortably decorated and we loved the screened in porch. We’re already talking about coming back to this house next year!

Great stay, we enjoyed our vacation

Reviewed on2018-08-14 by from Newnan, GA United States

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

La Bella Vita is a first tier home but the walk to the beach was so short it felt like beachside and we even had a great view of the water. We really enjoyed the pool, it was very nice and clean and private.

La Bella Vita

Reviewed on2018-08-06 by from Franklin, TN United States

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

Would like to come back next year.

SUPERB!

Reviewed on2018-05-10 by from Smyrna, Georgia United States

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

We are repeat guests at La Bella Vita and are planning to come back again next year. The house is perfect for us and we absolutely love our week in paradise. The property is clean and well maintained. We always cover the white living room furniture with old sheets to protect it from my dogs' black hair. We can highly recommend this property

April vacation

Reviewed on2018-04-16 by from Acwourth, GA United States

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

Great beach weather for 3 days. Home was immaculate and very comfortable. Great sunset views.

Another perfect Cape vacation

Reviewed on2017-10-17 by from Winston, Georgia United States

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

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.

Life was good at La Bella Vita!

Reviewed on2017-08-14 by from Harrison, ARKANSAS United States

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

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.

Wonderful stay!

Reviewed on2017-07-05 by from Brooklet, GA United States

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

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.

Wonderful Vacation

Reviewed on2017-07-04 by from Georgetown, KY United States

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

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!

Scot and Zdenka Vacation May 2017

Reviewed on2017-06-15 by from grafton, IL United States

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

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

La Bella Vita review

Reviewed on2017-06-08 by from Ponte Vedra, FL United States

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

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.

Beach Week

Reviewed on2016-08-31 by from Fort Walton Beach, FL United States

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

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!!!

Family Celebration

Reviewed on2016-07-11 by from Clayton, GA United States

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

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's Response

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.

Beach House

Reviewed on2016-06-20 by from Byron, GA United States

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

Very comfortable place to stay at a wonderful beach!

Livin' the Good Life!

Reviewed on2016-05-31 by from Leawood, KS United States

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

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's Response

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

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

Reviewed on2015-10-27 by from Louisville, Kentucky United States

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

Superb!

October 2015

Reviewed on2015-10-22 by from Kansas City, MO United States

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

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.

Really nice house

Reviewed on2015-10-12 by from Lilburn, GA United States

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

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.

Wonderful Place

Reviewed on2015-08-10 by from Lakeland, TN United States

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

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!

Annual Cape San Blas Family Vacation

Reviewed on2015-07-06 by from Lexington, Ky United States

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

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!!

The Name Says It All!

Reviewed on2015-06-08 by from Sugar Hill, GA United States

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

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.

Just what we needed

Reviewed on2015-05-25 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

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.

Great Vacation House

Reviewed on2014-09-18 by from Gainesville, FL United States

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

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!

The best summer vacation ever

Reviewed on2014-07-28 by from Mansfield, TX United States

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

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...

Excellent Property

Reviewed on2014-06-28 by from New Lambton Heights, NSW Australia

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

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.

Family Vacay!

Reviewed on2014-06-24 by from Murfreesboro, TN United States

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

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

La Bella Vita Bliss

Reviewed on2014-06-24 by from Lexington, Ky United States

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

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!!!

Beach Bliss

Reviewed on2014-06-03 by from Shelburn, IN United States

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

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!

Paradise

Reviewed on2013-08-05 by from Valrico, FL United States

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

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.

Very nice!

Reviewed on2013-07-22 by from Chatsworth, GA United States

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

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!

Great week of relaxation

Reviewed on2013-07-16 by from Phenix City, AL United States

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

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.

Great home

Reviewed on2013-06-02 by from Norcross, GA United States

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

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

Christmas at the Beach

Reviewed on2012-12-31 by from Lexington, KY United States

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

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!!

GREAT TIME

Reviewed on2012-09-20 by from West Memphis, AR United States

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

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

Wonderful Quiet getaway ... and pooch friendly!

Reviewed on2012-09-18 by from Cumming, GA United States

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

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.

Bliss

Reviewed on2012-08-13 by from Hoover, AL United States

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

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!

Could not go barefoot

Reviewed on2012-08-06 by from Helena, AL United States

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

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's Response

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

Would stay there again!

Reviewed on2012-07-09 by from Fayetteville, GA United States

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

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.

We love La Bella Vita!!

Reviewed on2012-07-02 by from Clayton, GA United States

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

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.

The best Vacation ever!! La Bella Vita

Reviewed on2012-06-26 by from Lexington, Ky United States

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

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's Response

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

Another Great Family Vacation at the Cape!!!

Reviewed on2012-06-12 by from Canton, GA United States

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

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!

Paradise

Reviewed on2012-04-17 by from Goshen, KY United States

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

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.

La Bella Vita Rocks!

Reviewed on2012-04-10 by from dunwoody, ga United States

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

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

Great Vacation!

Reviewed on2011-10-04 by from Woodstock, GA United States

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

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's Response

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.

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

Reviewed on2011-08-01 by from Clarksville, Tennessee United States

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

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

La Bella Vita!!!!

Reviewed on2011-07-19 by from Belton, TX United States

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

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.

A great family vacation spot!

Reviewed on2011-07-11 by from Clayton, GA United States

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

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)

Wonderful vacation!!

Reviewed on2011-07-05 by from Cullman, AL United States

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

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!!

a peaceful week

Reviewed on2011-06-04 by from Dallas, GA United States

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

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's Response

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.

Nice rental with gorgeous sunsets from the balcony

Reviewed on2011-05-03 by from Alpharetta, GA United States

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

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.

Just what we were looking for

Reviewed on2010-08-12 by from Sandy Springs, GA United States

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

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.

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

Reviewed on2010-08-09 by from Friendswood, TX United States

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

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!

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

Reviewed on2010-07-22 by from Benton, KY United States

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

i wanna go back!

Reviewed on2010-07-13 by from Nashville, GA United States

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

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

i wanna go back!

Reviewed on2010-07-13 by from Nashville, GA United States

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

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

Beautiful Gulf beaches and home!

Reviewed on2010-06-21 by from Toronto, ON United States

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

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.

Pleasant surprise

Reviewed on2010-05-17 by from Carmel, Indiana United States

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

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!

Reviewed on2010-03-03 by from Plainwell, MI United States

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

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.

Coastal Calm

Reviewed on2009-09-02 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

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.

Reviewed on2009-09-01 by from Cincinnatii, OH United States

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

A great beach get-a-way!

Reviewed on2009-08-15 by from Elkhart, IN United States

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

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!

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!

Reviewed on2009-08-10 by from Havana, FL United States

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

Reviewed on2009-07-07 by from Dothan, AL United States

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

Reviewed on2009-06-03 by from Cincinati, OH United States

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

Reviewed on2009-03-19 by from Nisswa, MN United States

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

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.