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Runaway Gem

4.7030
(101 Reviews)

Capacity

4 Bedrooms
3 Bath
Sleeps 10

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About

GULF FRONT HOME ON CAPE SAN BLAS

Runaway Gem is a family friendly beach front home with great deck space and wonderful views from everywhere. A raised kitchen and dining area overlooking the living room's full sized gulf view windows offer views even when inside Runaway Gem. A well appointed kitchen and grill allow for fantastic meals and gatherings.

Two bedrooms have King beds, one of which has 2 Twin beds in a curtained alcove for extra sleeping space. Both have direct deck access for private sunsets or tranquil moments. The third bedroom has a queen bed, and the fourth has perfect bunks for kids or young at heart adults.

A screened in deck and covered lower outdoor dining area offer a nice break from the sun when needed. However the well appointed beach gear allows you to walk 10 steps onto the beach and enjoy the beauty of the Cape. Conveniently located on the north end of the peninsula, enjoy quiet beach moments or take a short bike ride into the State Park. We hope you enjoy your "runaway" in this beachfront gem.

Features

Location

  • Gulf Front (Gulf of Mexico)
  • Cape San Blas

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Great Trip

June 2022
, Senoia, GA United States

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

We had a great time staying in this house. Plenty of room and easy access to the beach!

Runaway gem lives up to its name

June 2022
, Mountain Top, PA United States

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

The house and location were perfect! My 6 year old daughter and 16 and 18 year old sons had plenty of room to be together or apart. We spent countless hours on the beach which was literally just steps from the house. The owners had beach chairs and toys. The umbrella was broken so you might either want to bring your own or rent one. The kitchen was well equipped and we cooked every day. The grill downstairs was great for all the fresh fish. I am already starting thinking about coming back next summer!

Greenhouse Cape San Blas

June 2018
, Molena, GA United States

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

The location was great but the house was not as clean as I would have expected. The issue with low water pressure was inconvenient, we were unable to take showers upstairs and seems the area is growing too fast to keep up with the utilities at present. The house is older but has a good location.

Fun Week at Greenhouse

June 2018
, Sulligent, AL US

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

Great week with family. Weather was perfect. Greenhouse was clean, roomy, and only a few steps to the water.
Coastal Joe's check=in was so easy and they were extremely helpful with information about the area and all the local places to eat.
I would definitely recommend Greenhouse for your next vacation.

Great Stay

May 2018
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The house was nice. My cousin said the upstairs king mattress needed replacing. The porch table could have stood to be cleaned a little. Lounge chairs on the screened in porch would be a great improvement. Being next to the beach entrance results in more people being in front of the house, but that wasn't too bad. Overall, the experience was very satisfying.

Nice get together

March 2018
, Woodstock, GA United States

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

Fun family time. Older property but great location. Easy access to beach. Beautiful sunsets

Too Fast

July 2017
, Frisco, Texas United States

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

Great beach house, good place to spend a week.

The Little Green House

June 2017
, Cumming, GA United States

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

Wonderful!!

Excellent escape from reality!

June 2017
, Tuscaloosa, AL United States

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

Wonderful house in a beautiful, peaceful location. My family and I enjoyed the chance to relax and enjoy each other.

Greenhouse

May 2017
, Decatur, GA United States

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

This house is right on the beach! It is an older home, with slightly dated kitchen and furniture. It was clean and the staff at Coastal Joe were awesome at changing reservation dates and helping with a phone outage

Perfect views!

September 2016
, Hoover, AL United States

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

This home has perfect views from most rooms. Steps to the beach! There were a few issues (microwave did not work, dishwasher needed repair, and there was a flea problem), but we were assured those would be fixed. It rained one day, and the screened porch was perfect for a lazy day. It would be great if dish soap, kitchen towels, and dishwashing detergent were provided. I think the lack of these is why the dishes weren't very clean--it would be an easy thing to overlook in the pre arrival packet.The garage full of beach toys was a nice surprise. We utilized the fish cleaning station as the fish were biting constantly. Minutes to the state park. We would definitely stay again. You can't beat the location or views.

Guess I was only dreaming

August 2016
, Snellville, GA United States

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

Overall pretty good. I am in the construction business so understand you can't stop progress. Was hoping to get away from it. Monday was unbareable, the plywood on the house two doors down was being installed. Had to go six lots down the beach to get away from it. Every weekday was something going on but manage to block it out. I will know next time to ask if a new construction project is anywhere around.

Greenhouse vacation May 2016

May 2016
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

We have stayed in this property for several years and have enjoyed its location and amenities. However, there are some problems with maintenance and furniture that make it less comfortable. So we are going to try a newer (less expensive) property next year.

great house

February 2016
, Douglasville, GA United States

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

We loved the Greenhouse. Great location right on the beach.

relaxing

July 2015
, Nashville, IL United States

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

very nice location.needs to be updated. plumbing problems in basement area

Wonderful week

July 2015
, Chesterfield, MO United States

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

We truly enjoyed our week on CSB!! Between snorkeling in the bay during the day and walking the beach at night looking for nesting sea turtles we were in our element! Greenhouse was clean and comfortable ! Coastal Joes was very friendly and made checking in/out very easy.

as usual great vacation

June 2015
, Florence, AL United States

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

great vacation. always great service from coastal joe rentals. property was clean and well maintained.

The Green House

June 2015
, Starkville, MS United States

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

Great accommodations. This is the 5th or 6th time we have stayed here and it was great as usual.
Thanks,
C.T. Carley
Starkville, MIssissippi

Great location!

May 2015
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

My family and I have enjoyed The Green House many times and we keep coming back.

Week at the Geenhouse

May 2015
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

We have stayed in this house several times and love the location and comfort of the furnishings.

Grrenhouse

May 2015
, tipp city, OH United States

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

We loved our week at the cape

Great Vacation at Greenhouse

April 2015
, Lawrenceburg, TN United States

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

The home we rented was an awesome home. It was clean, well located and the beautiful pictures taken by the owner of the Cape San Blas area and sunsets were absolutely fantastic. Also, the family pictures of the homeowners family as they grew up,married and had children of their own made us feel we were visiting family friends. Thank you for the relaxing,peaceful vacation. We have been to the area 4 times now and the staff that help us make the reservation were kind and efficient Thank You for making this the best vacation EVER. We will use Coastal Joe again.

Please let us come again!

September 2014
, Bossier City, LA United States

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

What a fun adventure this was for us. The house won us over and we loved our stay. Vacation Joe's made everything so easy for us and we greatly appreciated that. Loved the location and saw the most beautiful sunsets and stars we could ask for. This beach had it all and made our visit very entertaining. Thanks for a great memory and can we book for next year?

Everything we wanted!

July 2014
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

This is our third time renting the greenhouse and it continues to be a favorite! It's perfectly located right on the beach and offers a nice screened in porch for morning coffee, lunches or dinner while enjoying the sunset and watching the dolphins. The master is conveniently located on main floor with the kids tucked away upstairs. The kitchen is well stocked and they even have movies for you to watch and plenty of books to choose from! It was a perfect week for us on the Cape! Thanks!

When green is really golden!

July 2014
, Martin, TN United States

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

Let's start at the beginning. Coastal Joe's is an awesome business. Going out of their way to help you is SOP. Secondly, the place they recommended, The Greenhouse, was the perfect place for our annual trek to the sea. We love out-of-the way places and San Blas was the perfect place for us. Sugar sand beaches, watching shooting stars at 2 AM from the deck, some-mores, our kids snorkeling right in front of the house made us really appreciate the place. BIG bonuses: a secure garage to store bikes, lots of beach toys on site for the kids, 2 blocks to Cone Heads (yum), clear water, lots of wildlife, bike paths, and free scallops in July & August. Of course you have to "catch" the scallops. However, they're not too clever. We were wildly impressed with this not too modern but very clean and comfortable house. The Greenhouse is actually golden to us. And, the scallops were fun to harvest and more fun to eat. Recommended? You betcha!

Change Is Not Always Good

June 2014
, Starkville, MS United States

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

We were disappointed by the expansion of public access to the beach, as well as the motorized vehicles allowed on the beach. We've chosen this location for many years because of the privacy and silence. We may as well have been in Gulf Shores, with a much shorter drive. We pay for beachfront house rentals so we can have some beach to ourselves, not to share it with folks just there for the day or living in much cheaper houses. So many people + so much noise = not worth the money or the time. We should have been notified of the changes so we could have made other plans. We've made reservations for next year, but will be considering other options. We want beach, privacy and silence. That used to be CSB but it was NOT this year. Please lobby the county to change back! Thank you.

Greenhouse on the beach

May 2014
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

Our vacation at the Greenhouse on Cape San Blas was wonderful in every way. This was the second time we stayed in this property, and we're booked for next year! Everything about our vacation was just perfect. The house is well situated and has plenty of space, comfortable furniture,and kitchen utensils.

As Always

May 2014
, Dover, Arkansas United States

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

Arrived a week after the coast was flooded by heavy rains. The Bay was like coffee but the coast was emerald green as always. Fishing was good, food was great. Just another great vacation at The Always.

Sad and disappointed

April 2014
, Tavares, FL United States

Overall
1
Services from rental manager
4
Cleanliness
4
Location
1
Property condition
4

We were very disappointed with our stay at Cape San Blas this year. This rental home is 3 doors down from a public access. No big deal, we thought, just a few extra people walking down to the beach. NOT SO! The access is FOR CARS - YES, CSB now allows cars to drive on the beach. We had trucks and cars parking directly in front of our house EVERY DAY, most were there to fish, but some were just partiers. One day, while we were down at the beach, two trucks pulled up on either side of our chairs. They even knew each other, so we had to live with them running back and forth to each other, making lots of noise. Walking on the beach now means you have to plod through deep tire tracks and be very careful to watch for speeding vehicles as they rumble down the beach - your dogs, kids and even yourselves are at risk. The cars/trucks also bring A LOT more people to the beach than those of us who are familiar with the Cape. We saw ZERO law enforcement monitoring the traffic. We learned that people are supposed to have permits to drive on the beach, but we didn't see even ONE STICKER, so obviously it is not being enforced. It is just a terrible shame what has happened to this once pristine and quiet beach. If I wanted to dodge cars and trucks while on the beach, we could have stayed much closer to Orlando and gone to Daytona!! We are deeply saddened and so very disappointed. Especially disappointing is that we paid a PREMIUM for a beachfront property, only to have our view marred by pickups and Jeeps parked directly in front of our house. Not sure if we will even go back to the Cape ... this after 15 years of going there every single year. That said, the house is fine. It was clean and comfortable.

Great stay at Greenhouse in Cape San Blas

April 2014
, Kansas City, MO United States

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

Great location on the beach, comfortable beds, plenty of space and well-equipped kitchen. Will definitely be coming back to stay at Greenhouse! Thanks.

Our fourth time at Greenhouse - not the last one

March 2014
, Darmstadt, Germany United States

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

Since 22 years, our family returns to the Cape to enjoy this beautiful coastline. In RVs or in a tent at the State Park or in various rental homes, we have experienced a variety of accommodation options. Guess why this year's three weeks have been our fourth time at the Greenhouse.
A great place with a very personal touch. Thank you, Jack and Nancy, for keeping it this way.
Looking forward to our next stay in 2015!

Great Place

March 2014
, Evansville, IN United States

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

The Cape is a wonderful place for a family vacation.

Girls Getaway at Cape San Blas

March 2014
, Madison, AL United States

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

Sister, daughter, nieces, friends, and three good dogs had an amazing stay here. I have always wanted to take my dogs to the beach and we had so much fun with them there. Loved the house, the location, and the very nice folks at the management company. We definitely will come back!Also, let the owner know we loved her photos and we got some great pics as well.

Greenhouse is great

February 2014
, Averill Park, NY United States

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

We had a wonderful month of February at the greenhouse the location was great and fortunately the weather was also. The house is great for two families and can accommodate another in the loft; but with much less privacy. We loved the sunken living room and front windows and the spectacular views. The screened-in porch was great.

wonderful home

December 2013
, Blacksburg, VA United States

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

I just wish this Home Away from Home would be closer to Virginia! It is truly lovely and everything one can wish for in a vacation home.

Greenhouse September stay

September 2013
, Tullahoma, TN United States

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

We recently stayed at the Greenhouse with our 2 dogs, a maltipoo and mini schnauzer. The hour was great, very close the water to hear the the breaking waves, very calming. We arrived after hours and the keys and info was left by Coastal Joes as indicated. The house had a water house outside with warm water so we cleaned pur dogs as we came in and dried in the sunroom every day. The beach had very few people and all dog lovers.

Greenhouse

July 2013
, San Antonio, TX United States

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

It is a great house on a great beach. The photo needs updating. There are a lot more houses and trees built up around it now. The photo must be 15 years old. House has great floor plan. Very homey feel. Overall a good value.

The perfect vacation spot!

July 2013
, Fulton, MS United States

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

Quiet, comfortable, homey. So many extras provided by the homeowner. The property management company never failed to answer my multiple e-mails before arrival so we were well prepared. They offered suggestions on shopping, dining and what to expect. A great spot for rest and relaxation, enjoying sun, sand, the Gulf and even rainy weather. We'll book again with Coastal Joe and we will definitely be guests again at Greenhouse!

Great Vacation

June 2013
, Florence, AL United States

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

3rd Time in Green House. Great Vacation. Will be back next year.

Great !

June 2013
, Starkville, MS United States

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

No hassle and everything was ready when we arrived. Great service. I recommend Costal Joe to everyone.
C.T. Carley

Amazingly Wonderful Time

June 2013
, Knoxville, TN United States

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

My husband and I finally celebrated a real honeymoon on our 15th wedding anniversary. Of course this was after we sent the kids back home after 5 days with them. This home is cozy and immaculate. We did have an air conditioner issue but Coastal Joes was right on top of repairing it immediately. I cannot wait to go back. Thank you to the Blake family for a wonderful home to share and thank you Coastal Joes. : )

Green house

May 2013
, Decatur, GA United States

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

I asked at checkout about amenities provided (soap, towels, etc). I was told it was in the rental agreeemnt. I could find nothing in the rental agreement that referred to what was provided and what we should bring. I was disappointed in the way the rental agreement was formatted. It has a lot of legally required language, but useful information was hard to find, and pages were not numbered, so when the printed file became disrupted, the sequence was difficult to reproduce. I reported at checkout a few things that needed attention, and I was gently scolded for not reporting it earlier. I would have preferred a simple "we will work on it"

Manager's Response

The information regarding amenities provided is in our Pre-Arrival Packet. We e-mail this out to all renters upon receipt of final payment. It is different from the rental agreement. We do ask our guests to report things as they become aware of them so that we can get in there and fix them. That is only to make things more enjoyable for our renters and make sure that the house they rented is up to the standards we like to provide. Thank you for the feedback.

Fantastic Week

May 2013
, Saint Johns, MI United States

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

We saw the Greenhouse last year (May 2012) and decided to check it out this year. The spot is fantastic--of course what spot isn't on The Cape? Each morning as we prepared to go out to the beach and set up camp, we just marveled at the beauty of the view out the two front windows. We had great sunsets, super early morning beach walks and just a fabulous week. While the water was not as warm as it will be in a month or so, it was refreshing and fun to play in the surf. Highly recomended.

Repeat visitors and will be again in 2014...

May 2013
, Carmel, Indiana United States

Overall
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5

We are repeat visitors along with our dear friends, the Davis', from Georgia. This is our "home away from home" where the four of us can meet, catch up, relax, and renew.

Outstanding. Will be back

May 2013
, Winston-Salem, NC US

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

One of the best vacations. Great stretch of beach to walk and enjoy. Can see beautiful sunsets from comfort of den. Perfect vantage point to take exceptional pictures of beach/sunsets.

Again, a great experience

April 2013
, Darmstadt, Germany United States

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

We are returning to the Cape for 13 years now, third time to the Greenhouse, for three weeks this year.

Why this house?

- the location: close to the State Park, no neighbour to one side, direct beach access.

- the house: very personal touch, as the owners themselves are staying there regularly. Thanks, Jack and Nancy!

- CoastalJoe: Very responsive in case of any problem.

Still, some suggestions for improvement:

- upper deck still leaking at heavy rain, not as bad as last year though.

- vertical shades need fixing.

- Pots, pans, cutlery and glasses seem to be as old the the house; a replacement would be a good idea!

We will be back next spring.

Gabi and Peter

Best spot on the beach!

March 2013
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

This was a return trip for my family, we stayed in the Greenhouse about 16 years ago when the kids were all young. This time we came with grown daughters, their husbands and our grandson! It was just wonderful. I especially like the open floor plan allowing you to view the beach and ocean from any room in the house! We got into town a little early and the kind folks at Coastal Joe allowed us to check in, giving us a few extra hours of vacation time! This house has everything you need for a fabulous and relaxing week at The Cape! Had never used Coastal Joe Rental before, but will the next trip we plan! Thanks for everything.

Awesome view!

March 2013
, Murfreesboro, TN United States

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

We loved the Greenhouse. It has one of the most awesome oceanfront views we have ever had. Every room had a view. The beach is only steps away. We had a great upper balcony to sit out and watch the sun set every night. The rental company was so responsive and helpful.

I didn't know I could rent paradise . . . .

December 2012
, Monticello, FL Florida United States

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

Great beach home right on a great beach. Reasonable price. I'll be back!

Greenhouse review

September 2012
, Dunwoody, GA US

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

This is our second stay at Greenhouse (it was booked for the time we wanted last year), and we will not hesitate to book it again next year. Although a little dated, it was perfect for what we wanted: a pet friendly house with easy access to the beach and great views. The screen porch leaks a little when it rains heavy, but other than that no problems whatsoever. We didn't use the new grill, but it was a nice feature to have. The management company was professional and helpful. CapeSanBlas has become an annual destination the past four years, and Greenhouse is one reason why.

Greenhouse Blas

September 2012
, Chatanooga, TN United States

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

Awful, do not stay here. The beach was full of little gritty particles of sand. The birds and dolphins have little regard for sanitation. The surf was so loud you could hear it in your room.

Great location, great home!

August 2012
, Edgewood, Kentucky United States

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

The Green House was a fantastic rental property. The ameneties, location and size of the Green House fit our needs perfectly. We would definitely recommend this home to others.

Loved the beach, not the house!

July 2012
, Columbia, MO United States

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

We have been going to Cape San Blas for years. This was the first time using this rental agency and staying in this house. When we arrived the rooms were dirty (dog hairs in the sheets, dust on furniture, dead bugs and other litter on the floor (mostly under furniture, in the kitchen and around baseboards). Dresser drawers were broken and the bathroom door was broken and had to be kept closed by wedging something into the door. The door was finally attended to on Wed. (we arrived Sat.) and only after repeated calls to the rental agency. The view was great, the beach was awesome, but I would not rent this house again.

Manager's Response

This is by far one of our most loved homes on our program. It has a ton of repeat renters and has a very comfortable and "being at home" feel to it. The owners love their home and take great pride in maintaining it; often spending months here doing updates. Thanks for the feedback.

Absoultely Perfect!

July 2012
, Morton, IL US

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

The perfect beach house on the most beautiful, pristine beach in Florida! We could not have asked for a better location, house, and rental management company. We most certainly will be back and will be looking to rent from Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals on Cape San Blas again. See you next year!

Greenhouse

July 2012
, United States

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

Great location, great house. Very good floor plan for a smaller house. Gulf views from every room.

Another Great Stay in the Green House

June 2012
, Waleska, Ga United States

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

Awesome as always! Enjoyed using the amenities at Ovations. Can't wait to visit again.

Greenhouse

June 2012
, Powell, TN United States

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

Awesome house, Awesome location. You have a mouse running around, but we only found droppings. The siding on the underside of the screened in porch fills up/bows out with water when it rains. I looooooved it, though. I will be back for sure. It was wonderful.

We loved the Greenhouse!

May 2012
, Carmel, Indiana United States

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

This was our 10th trip to Cape San Blas, but our 1st staying at the Greenhouse. We were fortunate enough to stay at such a wonderful location by sharing and splitting the expenses with our dear friends, Conner and Connie from Georgia. WE LOVED THE GREENHOUSE!!! It was everything the wonderful people at Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals described it to be...comfortable, cozy, clean, convenient, and well decorated. The four of us will be back next year; already is reserved!

Two wonderful weeks (again!)

April 2012
, Darmstadt, Germany United States

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

Since 12 years, various members of our family have been visiting the Cape, coming over from Germany. Our last stay at the Greenhouse was in 2009. Then, we enjoyed the stay and loved the house very much, but found a number of items in serious need for repair.
When we booked this year's stay, we had to rely on Coastal Joe's confirmation that the house has undergone a throughout refurbishment project last winter.
We trusted them. And it was indeed the case. Everything was now just flawless and we had a great time. It is such a wonderful location.
Thank you so much, owners!
As a result, we already have booked Greenhouse for three weeks in April of next year.
Peter and Gabi

First timers to cape San blas and loved it!

April 2012
, Cumming, GA United States

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

If you are looking to find a quiet, comfortable, dog friendly beach home stocked with everything you could possibly need green house has it. We were blown away at how beautiful cape San blas was. The ocean was crystal clear, the sand, white and powdery. The only thing we didn't anticipate was no cell phone coverage as well as intermittent Internet connection. Would we return to green house? Absolutely!

Sunsets

September 2011
, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA United States

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

Exceptional find for the right folks, reasonably-priced, really quiet beach, dog-friendly, very well-done, livable spaces... We will go back.

August

August 2011
, Dallas, TX United States

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

Beautiful location. Property is heavily used and it shows. Poor air conditioning and refrigerator and other amnenities - sheets, pots and pans. Needs a gas grill also so you don't have to run up & down. For the money, expected more from property.

Greenhouse Trip

August 2011
, Cumming, GA United States

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

Only wish we could have stayed 2 weeks

Greenhouse - July 2011

July 2011
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

We've stayed in the Greenhouse other summers and, as before, found it to be perfect for us! We love the location, the layout of the house, and the amenities are just right for us! We'll be back next year!

July 2011
, Headland, AL United States

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

Beautiful home in awesome setting. Lots of room everywhere but especially in the living room. We were all very comfortable there.

July 2011
, Culloden, GA United States

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

My husband and I, my three boys and their families truly enjoyed the house and the location was perfect. Step right off the steps onto the sugar white sand. NO crowds, even on July 4th. Perfect for families with small children and pets. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. Highly recommended.

A most relaxing place

June 2011
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

What a wonderful vacation spot! Quiet, stretches of empty beach, welcoming to man and dog alike. A great place to just chill and relax, yet close enough to Port St Joe to go in for supplies and dinner. I'll be back.....soon.

Great Location

June 2011
, Roswell, GA United States

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

Wonderful beach, very private, exellent views. TV and internet were down. Shabby furniture, carpet and bedding. A little pricey for what we got. But we would still go back.

Outstanding location and excellent cottage.

June 2011
, Starkville, MS United States

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

Carpet desperately needs replacing. Home is one of the closest to the beach.

May 2011
, Sebring, FL United States

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

Manager's Response

This home is extremely popular and is rented through September. We do clean these carpets on a very regular basis but sometimes the stains just don't lift. The carpets are scheduled to be replaced once the busy season is over.

December 2010
, Greenwood, South Carolina United States

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

Only gave my satisfaction three stars because I could not get any cell service from my Verizon phone; whereas I had no problem at the other house we rented in Cape San Blas back in May (house about 1.5 miles away) Also, dishwasher did not clean at

September 2010
, Dunwoody, GA US

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

all. Otherwise, location on beach was great, and really enjoyed the screen porch. Also impressed that beach was regularly cleaned and dragged every day. Will definitely be back next year.

Perfect spot, perfect weather, perfect house

August 2010
, Chatanooga, TN United States

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

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Greenhouse. We've stayed at a number of houses over the last 16 years vacationing at the Cape. This is our favorite.

Lovely view, spacious rooms

August 2010
, Fayetteville, GA United States

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

We loved looking out from the dining and living areas (and the bedrooms, screened porch and deck) directly onto the ocean. This house has elbow room in the living area, and many outside places to enjoy the beach.

Going Green!

July 2010
, Macon, GA United States

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

Needs a better ice maker
very confusing TV remote setup.

Serfside Fun

July 2010
, St Louis, Missori United States

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

We enjoyed our stay at the Greenhouse. Convienient to the beach with a nice enclosed porch to sit out on and view the beach and sunsets. If you want a seclulded vacation to relax and enjoy the gulf beach, this is the place. Not a lot of conviences on the Cape but only a short drive to Port St. Joe. Very quiet and peaceful.

Greatest place on the Gulf.

June 2010
, Starkville, MS United States

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

we always love you guys and it is our second hoime

May 2010
, Huntsville, Alabama United States

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

THE SERVICE AND THE GREAT STAFF MAKE OUR TRIPS TO OUR LITTLE PART OF HEAVEN ON EARTH JUST THST MUCH SWEETER. Costal Joe's has always made os feel like a part of their extended fanily. we look no other place and go no other place.

May 2010

May 2010
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

Stayed a week and had a great time. Great rental home at a great location. Have stayed before. Will stay there again.

April 2010
, Lexington, KY United States

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

Great location, very comfortable and well equipped. Made return reservations before we left.

April 2010
, Tampa, FL United States

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

escape from wisconsin/ greenhouse delight

March 2010
, Tomah, WI United States

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

wonderful place to stay. what a beautiful house and location. thanks brian for hooking us up at the last minute. couldn't have asked for a better place

Greenhouse Getaway

March 2010
, Castleton, ON Canada

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

We were very happy with the home and the location -very peaceful and right on the beach. It was very comfortable for four people, however six to eight people (two families) could not have been accomodated comfortably. We were somewhat surprised at the space and amenities available for the price in this area of FLorida. In the past we have rented homes on the beach, sharing with 2 to 3 families with more bedrooms, more bathrooms, more electronics, hot tubs and jacuzzi baths for less than we paid here - and we got a discounted price here. We would not have rented for the original price.

House with Great Location That Feels Just Like Home

February 2010
, Rutland, MA United States

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

The location of this house can't be beat, but what I personally liked was the sense of who the owners were from the books and photographs to the terrific collection of spices and cookbooks--it made me feel very much at home. We had some problems--the kitchen sink didn't work well, and one of the sets of blinds was broken, but for the rental price, this was probably the best value beach vacation rental I have ever stayed in--

February 2010
, Vincennes, IN United States

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

January in Florida

January 2010
, Albany, New York United States

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

When I left home it was cold and snowing. I packed a bag of emergency clothing in case I was stranded in a snow bank. Insulated gloves, parka, fur hat. Never had to use them until I arrived in Florida to experience the coldest temperatures in 90 years. Otherwise it was a great stay on the forsaken coast.

Christmas week on the Cape.

December 2009
, Sequim, WA United States

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

My husband was promised a quick return call on the lack of tv service but call was not returned.

Greenhouse Stay

August 2009
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

My wife and I like the property. We'll likely return.

Greenhouse - July 2009

July 2009
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

Overall very satisified with the property, location and amenities. We felt very much at home there as it was decorated in much the same manner as our house. We will definitely be planning to stay there again in the near future!

First timers to Cape San Blas

July 2009
, Woodstock, GA United States

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

We loved the location and the great beach. It was our first time taking the family dog on vacation and that was a thrill for my daughter. Upon arrival I found that the cleaning crew had not done a great job. There was soap scum and spots in both bathrooms and also the kitchen. There were spots on the carpet in the living room. We had problems with the dishwasher that were not resolved until late Sunday and evidently the cleaning crew had stopped the wash cycle before it was through and left 2 inches of water in the bottom. All it took was to complete the cycle. That explains why we had to hand wash all dishes before we used them because they were put away dirty. That is not what you want to do on vacation. The refrigerator was tempermental and caused some issues with ice and keeping food cold enough. We followed the directions posted but we still had problems.

FYI - with the bad storm we had the morning we left we noticed that the second floor balcony was created run-off that was coming in the screened in porch. Not sure if it is designed that way or not. The chaise pads on the upper deck were in poor shape and we could not sit on them without a towel because they were so rough and torn. The deck furniture downstairs was worn as well.

We had a great two weeks. It is just that we have paid less for a place and had more updated amenities so I guess I was expecting more. The house was very comfortable and roomy and we are glad we discovered Cape San Blas.

Greenhouse

June 2009
, Orange Park, FL United States

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

Beautiful week to stay. This was our family's 25th year of staying at Cape San Blas. This house is near a public beach access which made the beach fairly crowded. On the first night, a ceiling fan blade broke off in the middle of the night and landed on the night stand right next to us. I called the next moring and reported it and was told they would fix it right away. It did not get fixed. The washer and dryer are on the bottom floor. Going up and down the stairs to do laundry was exhusting.

Manager's Response

The fan has been replaced.

Another vacation at Greenhouse

June 2009
, Starkville, MS United States

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

Greenhouse

May 2009
, Roswell, GA United States

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

We loved CSB and the location of the property, but the Greenhouse is in great need of some updating and repairs. Doors don't lock, the ceiling plaster is falling down, the disposal/drain doesn't work and the fridge smelled badly. We'll be back to CSB but probably won't stay at this property again.

First time at the Cape and definitely not the last!

May 2009
, Jacksonville, FL United States

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

My husband and I plus our two dogs had a marvelous week at Greenhouse. We like to travel with our dogs and appreciate that the owners of this lovely home allow them to stay with us. Given that this home is dog-friendly and has probably survived more than one hurricane, the home is in very good condition. Yes, there are some stains on the carpet, but this is to be expected. When we arrived, the home was very clean and tidy which to me is much more important than whether the carpet is stained. We really appreciated all of the homey touches in the house including the photos taken by the owner. The location of the house is fantastic and the view outstanding. We loved watching the sunsets from the upper deck while sipping cocktails. We also saw dolphins playing in the Gulf every day and were treated to a huge bald eagle having his lunch on the beach one day. Overall, we loved Cape San Blas and Greenhouse. Matter of fact, we loved it so much that we have already reserved the same week next year! We can't wait!

May 2009
, Pottsville, AR United States

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

THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAD WAS FINDING BLACK ANIMAL HAIR ON THE SHEETS IN THE DOWN STAIRS BEDROOM.

Can't Wait to Return

May 2009
, Lexington, KY United States

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

We enjoyed it so much that before we left, we reserved it for next year.

A wonderful experience - a great location

March 2009
, Darmstadt, Germany United States

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

We have been at the Cape quite a few times over the last 12 years. Greenhouse is by far the best location we ever rented. A great place with a very personal touch, thanks to the owners.
Only the gazebo on the porch, the upholstery on the deck and the vertical shades would need some attention after a long winter. We are sure this already has been taken care of. Thanks again!

WOW....WHAT A VIEW

March 2009
, Ripley, TN United States

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

This is a wonderful place to stay if you want to sit on your deck and watch the sun set or walk out the back door and onto the beach. Or maybe you want to get up in the morning and sit on the screened in porch, drink your coffee, watch the beach walkers and listen to the ocean. Or maybe you just want to sunbath on the upper deck or bar-b-cue on the lower deck. The furniture is comfortable, so you can just sit and read or watch TV. Be sure to glance up at the outstanding view out the back windows. Whatever.....you can do it at this beautiful home. We had a wonderful time and will definitely stay here again, hopefully soon.

The house was very comfortable. A few carpet stains but the whole atmosphere made the trip relaxing. Location was heaven!! I cried when we left. We'll be back.

March 2009
, St Charles, MO United States

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

March 2009
, Arley, AL United States

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

January 2009
, Oxford, MS United States

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

We really enjoyed the area and the location. The house is in need of some serious maintainence. The carpets were severely stained and dirty. Our pets are very clean and well trained. We had to clean the carpets as my wife has serious allergies. Screens were torn loose on the porch when we arrived. This was reported 3 times, but never fixed during our 30 day stay.

Manager's Response

Greenhouse has had all carpets steam cleaned 02/10 and there has also been a deep clean done on the house. The screens have also all been repaired.