One of the Grande Dames of Cape San BlasWide. Open. Spaces.View of gated decks from dune walk to beachAmple covered parking and private native plants habitatYour home on the CapeViews, views, viewsHigh ceilings and open kitchen, living and dining spacesCozy, yet open, conversation areasWhen you have to be indoors - WIFI, Bose sound dock, games, books, movies and 42" HDTVChefs in this kitchen won't miss out on the activity or the viewGranite counters, stainless appliances and kitchen stocked to please the most finicky chefsBreathe deeplyUpstairs master suite with king bed and private doors to upper deckLuxury in the master suiteOverstuffed chairs and views from the master suitePeople tell us they have to drag themselves away from the master bedBath adjacent to master suiteBath adjacent to master suite with double glass showerSubway-tiled master bathUpstairs library with queen foldout sofa and doors to deckOpen and airy staircaseRoom to spread out in the main-level king bedroom with Gulf views and private entrance to deckMain-level king with Gulf views and private entrance to deckMain-level full bathroom with industrial accents- adjacent to king bedroomSpacious main-level bedroom with two queen beds and private entrance to deckMain-level full bathroom - adjacent to double queen bedroomFront-row seats to sand and surf on both upper and main level decksOne of two deck swings overlooking the GulfSeating all aroundUpper-level deck viewsLower-level covered seating, fish-cleaning station and gas and charcoal grillsOutdoor shower with hot and cold waterNo shoes requiredNative plants habitat for migrating birds and butterflies

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Shutters by the Sea

4.8986
(69 Reviews)

Capacity

3 Bedrooms
3 Bath
Sleeps 10

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About

GULF FRONT HOME ON CAPE SAN BLAS

Reminiscent of a grand old-Florida-style beach home, Shutters by the Sea is nestled among the dunes on one of the widest beachfront lots on the Cape. One-mile north of The Trading Post market and just south of Rish Park, a half-mile stretch of secluded beach, this home provides the perfect combination of convenience and privacy. Spacious, covered decks showcase the beauty of this magnificent expanse. The first thing we hear when guests arrive is “The views are spectacular!” Enjoy our famous sunsets from one of two deck swings as dolphins swim just offshore. Adirondack furniture provides plenty of outdoor seating for the entire family. In the mornings, we think coffee and tea are best enjoyed watching the sunrise at one of the built-in, east-facing corner tables. Try to count the mahogany shutters adorning the exterior. But, if you spend all your time outside, you’ll miss the other half of what makes Shutters by the Sea so special.

Built in 1985 and renovated in the summer of 2012, Shutters by the Sea is full of character unusual in newer homes. Each year brings additions and updates, including new AC and appliances in 2016. With every room opening to the wraparound decks, this home features wide-open spaces in which to relax and gather with family and friends. Antique-lovers will appreciate unique pieces and original artwork and rugs from around the world interspersed among modern comforts. You may notice many details utilizing reclaimed wood. Centuries of history are represented here. This is understated elegance.

On the main level, the living, dining and kitchen areas are situated to take full advantage of the spectacular ocean views. With granite counters and columned bar, this kitchen is fully-stocked with cook and bakeware, utensils, spices and serving pieces to please the most finicky chefs. The white oak floors now shine again, having been refinished in late 2016. Subtle beauty surrounds you.

The living and dining areas flow together and offer seating galore, a 42” HDTV, Bose sound system, fireplace, games, movies, books, and the main attraction - jaw-dropping views of the sea.

The main level also has two bedrooms – one with two, snuggly, queen beds and the other with one pillow-topped king bed. Both also have HDTVs, adjacent full bathrooms and private doors to the deck.

Upstairs, the library offers the perfect setting to curl up with a book and watch winter storms. Here you will find a queen foldout sofa, additional seating, IPod dock, coffee/tea station, imported washbasin and doors to the upstairs deck.

The adjacent and luxurious master suite provides an “Ahhhh"-inducing memory foam-topped king bed, overstuffed chairs, HDTV and doors to the upstairs deck. The upstairs bath features a double shower with floor-to-ceiling glass.

Shutters by the Sea provides satellite reception via Direct TV and includes over 200 channels and NetFlix, WiFi and free local and long-distance calls.

All decks are gated so that little ones (both two and four-legged) will be safe. A new sun/star-gazing deck, adjacent to the dune walk, provides unobstructed views for enjoying celestial shows, both day and night. To rinse away the powder-white sand, you will find a private foot-wash on the landing. The south-facing deck overlooks a habitat created for native plants and migrating birds and butterflies. Beauty abounds.

Enjoy plenty of protected parking as well as a covered seating area with sink and fish-cleaning station and both gas and charcoal grills. A private, outdoor shower with hot and cold water provide the perfect place to cool-off, clean-off or warm-up after a day outside.

Old-world quality meets new-world luxury and convenience at Shutters by the Sea.

PLEASE NOTE: For the comfort of our guests, this home and premises are SMOKE-FREE and we ask that all dogs be treated for fleas prior to arrival.

Features

Location

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

Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Availability

Key
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Location, Location, Location!

Reviewed on2018-10-01 by from Tucker, GA United States

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

Shutters by the Sea came recommended by friends who stayed there last year. They booked again for a stay this year too. We were delighted with the property and are planning our next stay. We had a great family week only leaving a few times to go to the trading post, the new seafood company and Port St. Joe. This is a very quiet and relaxing place.

Love Shutters

Reviewed on2018-08-27 by from Rockmart, Ga United States

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

Always clean. Well stocked. It could use another fridge downstairs. The one in the kitchen is small and can’t keep up with a large family. We came twice this year and will return if the steps to the beach are completed.

Great Vacation Spot.

Reviewed on2018-08-20 by from Lyons, IN United States

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

Family of 5 - house was amazing. We could of had 10 people, plenty of room! Very clean. Spacious. Overall the house was everything if not more than we could of wanted.
Layout of the home was perfect for our family.
Cape San Blas is quiet and not a "busy-Busy" location. We enjoyed the slow life for a week. Beach was gorgeous.
My only concern - the house is not as private as it appears. There are several houses and a condo, right there. We often had to head down the beach a little to avoid the beach go'ers in front of our house.
Also, I noticed in previous post about the beach access being a concern. There were "stairs", but they were not great. One of my sons was on crutches for the week, and these stairs were a battle.
Overall, I would recommend this house to anyone. It is simply amazing. Just be aware that is not secluded from other properties that share you beach access.
Shutters by the Sea - thanks for helping us add to our family vacation memories!

shutters by the sea

Reviewed on2018-08-20 by from Winder, GA United States

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

Great week!

Terrific Beach Rental

Reviewed on2018-07-31 by from Newnan, GA United States

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

We had a great stay and loved the house. It truly is a beautiful house and great location. We spent as much time on the porches as we did the beach since you feel you are so close.

Shutters by the Sea was amazing

Reviewed on2018-07-30 by from loretto, TN - Tennessee United States

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

The house was amazing...inside and out. No details were left out of this beautiful house. The beach was literally steps from the porch! Although there were more rentals in a close proximity than what the pictures depict it was not too crowded considering. I would definitely rent this house again, and Coastal Joe gave great service!

Beautiful Week at The Cape

Reviewed on2018-07-09 by from Ball Ground, GA United States

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

The house was in exceptional condition. We've stayed in approximately 12 houses at The Cape over the years and this one was definitely the best maintained. Clearly, the house is special to the owners and that is reflected in every detail. And as always, Coastal Joe's was excellent to work with.

My favorite place to be is Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2018-07-03 by from Choccolocco, AL United States

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

This was our fifth year at Shutters and we feel as if we are back at home the second we walk in the door. The owners take great pride in keeping the home in perfect condition and adding new upgrades every year. We especially enjoy the great porches and watching the amazing sunsets.

Thanks to Mary B. and the entire staff at Coastal Joe for making our vacation so special.




Amazing home! Great location, & relaxing vacation!!

Reviewed on2018-05-28 by from Gainesville, GA United States

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

This home had everything we needed. It was decorated and furnished for comfort, beauty, and relaxation. We all loved the leather sofas, chairs, & library. Beautiful and interesting coastal decor adorned the entire home. We loved being able to stay right on the porches to enjoy the waves and ocean breeze. We will definitely be back.

Great house

Reviewed on2018-05-14 by from Rockmart, Ga United States

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

Loved the house. Only suggestion I would make is work on the steps going down to the beach.

Great house

Reviewed on2018-05-14 by from Rockmart , Ga United States

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

Loved the house. Only suggestion I would make is work on the steps going down to the beach.

Perfect Paradise

Reviewed on2018-04-23 by from Woodbury, MN United States

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

This is our third stay and we always feel right at home as soon as we open the door to this meticulously cared for, beautiful house. The owners have great taste in furnishings and design and their special touches are everywhere in the house. It is so relaxing to sit on the porches and watch the dolphins, the sea birds and the gorgeous sunsets. The property management company does a great job with communication and is easy to work with. Rent a cabana from Happy Cabanas if you don't want to haul chairs and tents up and down each day - great service.

Manager's Response

Thanks for the kind words. We love our repeat renters : ) Happy Cabanas is a wonderful service and we're happy to hear you were pleased with them. See you next year!

Wonderful Location

Reviewed on2018-03-12 by from VICKSBURG, MI United States

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

Warm inviting home with a common area for my family. Saw Dolphins the very first few hours after arrival swimming in the surf. Lots of wildlife. Walked out on the beach every day with the family and the dogs. Went kayaking on the bay side. My son saw a sea turtle! Accommodations were wonderful.

This is a great house!

Reviewed on2017-12-24 by from Marietta, Georgia United States

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

We really enjoyed our stay at Shutters. The home is furnished like the owner actually lives there rather than as a rental. The only issue we had was the steep beach access point, which made getting up and down a challenge. Fortunately there is boardwalk accessible next door.

great relaxing getaway

Reviewed on2017-10-23 by from Peachtree City, GA United States

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

we have stayed in a couple of different house on Cape San Blas and this is BY FAR our favorite.
3 big bedrooms and 3 separate baths perfect for our needs.
the home is so well furnished and stocked you feel like your at your own home.
the only negative is the access to the beach. there are not stairs down to beach level (you have to climb the dune), which for anyone with disabilities would be a problem
I will book again for next year!

Porches To Die For

Reviewed on2017-10-16 by from Tennessee Ridge, TN United States

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

This was our 5th trip to the Cape and we always try to stay someplace new because of how hard the environment is on the houses. I was leery of Shutters due to the age, but the reviews convinced me to give it a try, boy am I glad we did! The owners obviously have gone to great lengths to keep the house in awesome shape. Kitchen and appliances were recently upgraded and the entire house was very well appointed and maintained. The view is amazing, the porches are incredible. We arrived the same day as Hurricane Nate, so beach erosion was a problem, but restoration is already planned for this winter so that shouldn't be a problem going forward. We had a great vacation, the rough seas were fun for boogie-boarding the first couple of days, then calm and clear for the end of the week. House was very clean, ample parking, no complaints at all. I'd prefer a Keurig to the Krups coffee-maker but that's a very minor complaint. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Shutters has some personality that the newer homes just don't have, it felt much more home-like. Overall, I highly recommend Shutters by the Sea.

Truly Amazing

Reviewed on2017-08-14 by from Overland Park, KS United States

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

We've stayed at condos and resorts on the beach but this was by far the most amazing trip we've taken. Walk out your backyard and you're on a beautiful beach. After an exhausting day "playing", sit on the swing on the wrap around deck with a glass of wine or beverage of choice and RELAX. House is amazing! Rooms are very spacious especially all 3 bedrooms. Some minor things...we had 9 guests but only 8 sets of towels. Had some issues with bugs. Be prepared to have essentials handy; toilet paper, paper towels, etc..., as they are not provided. We are planning our next trip and Cape San Blas will be the likely location. Since it may be a larger group (15+), Shutters by the Sea likely will not handle the larger group. Highly recommend this place, it's truly amazing!

Best View on the Cape

Reviewed on2017-07-18 by from Brentwood, Tennessee United States

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

If you are looking for a property, on the beach, with massive porches and a comfortable open floor plan then Shutters by the Sea is for you. This is our second time to stay in "Shutters" and hopefully it will not be the last. Big families can spread out on the porches and enjoy the awesome views or they can gather on the spacious main floor. No matter where you are in this house there is always a great view of the gulf. The kitchen is well stocked with a large island bar and huge table for family meals. Plenty of parking under the house with an outdoor shower. Easy access to the beach, which is great when you need a refill. We really enjoy staying in "Shutters", hopefully your family will too.

My favorite place to be is Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2017-07-09 by from Choccolocco, AL United States

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

Shutters is truly a special place for my family. We have rented it for the past 4 years and love it more and more each year. Many thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home and keeping it in such top notch condition. Every year there are many new upgrades.

Mary B and all of the staff at Coastal Joe do a great job of taking care of anything that you might need. I feel like they are family after renting from them for 4 years.

Can't wait until next year!!!



Shutters

Reviewed on2017-04-24 by from Tallahassee, FL United States

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

Outstanding

Beautiful home

Reviewed on2017-04-03 by from Valparaiso, IN United States

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

Beautiful home with a beautiful view. Our family had a great time in this home. We appreciated all of the board games available! The star gazing deck was a hit with us. The stars at night and the ocean by day, perfect. We would recommend this home for sure!!

Amazing!

Reviewed on2016-08-31 by from Rochester, MI United States

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

Shutters by the Sea is beautiful. The house is great, the beach is amazing. We didn't have great weather, but the week we spent at Shutters was still one of the best family vacations we have had! If the weather wasn't great there was the huge porch to still enjoy the wonderful view. The house supplied many movies and games as well if you couldn't enjoy the beach. We all enjoyed the Wi-Fi, which worked great. We all really appreciated what felt like our own private beautiful

Amazing Home!

Reviewed on2016-07-11 by from Warsaw, IN United States

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

Shutters By The Sea is truly an amazing home in every way. It is so warm and welcoming and suited our family perfectly. Loved everything about our stay and can't wait to return.

Beach House Perfection!

Reviewed on2016-06-12 by from Granbury, TX United States

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

Shutters is an amazing beach house. It is a luxurious home with tasteful and comfortable furnishings. The master suite upstairs is a five-star experience! The layout of the house easily accommodates three couples or a large family with multiple seating areas, televisions, large dining areas, and three grand covered porches with seating. Every convenience for a great beach vacation is in this house. And the ocean is right outside your windows!

Shutters

Reviewed on2016-05-19 by from Guntersville, AL United States

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

All 5s. Amazing home, had a wonderful week.

Two weeks was not enough

Reviewed on2016-04-20 by from Shoreziew, MN United States

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

This is the second year we have stayed at Shutters by the sea. One week last year and two weeks this year. We had an amazing time both years. The house is perfect for a relaxing vacation.

Two Bravo Weeks Again at Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2016-03-07 by from Mars Hill, NC United States

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

You can't go wrong at Shutters.
Beautiful home, with all the warmth and love that the owners want for themselves gifted to you for your stay.
We love the beach, with the dunes and wide expanse and miles of walking and playing for us and our dog.
We are coming back next year again.

60th Birthday at Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2016-02-08 by from Lenoir City, TN United States

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

Wow! This is a vacation rental that truly has it all. There is no way to describe the view, other than you feel like you are on a cruise ship with the water so close. SBTS is just as beautiful in person as in the pictures!I am a luxury designer myself and was enchanted with all the design details. It is a magical home with huge bedrooms and may I say FANTASTIC master shower! The kitchen is very well stocked, although a little newer appliances seems fitting for such a luxury rental. The master bed was 5 star hotel. We both slept like babies. We loved the covered porches and their spectacular views. The rental was spotless. I dropped a tomato slice on the floor (if you have stayed in a rental you know where i am going with this) and I when I bent down to wipe it up ONLY the tomato was on the white cloth. Wow, that's clean! If there had been a pool table instead of the library they would have had to remove us by force. Then again, what a great library. We fell in love with SBTS! PS Excellent Management Staff!!!!!

Shutters by the Sea Thanksgiving Getaway

Reviewed on2015-11-30 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

This was our 4th, maybe 5th, week long vacation on Cape San Blas over a holiday. We tend to rent very large and secluded ocean front homes because we like the space / privacy and they are typically well appointed. There are only the two of us and our two dogs and the Cape has lots of options depending on the time of year. I would have to say by far that Shutters by the Sea has been our favorite. The view is amazing, the furniture is very nice/maintained/comfortable, the mattress in the master suite was superb, and the layout was ideal. The owners have taken some extra effort (and expense) to make the house a special experience it shows in every room you enter.

Beautiful Home

Reviewed on2015-11-17 by from Ocala, FL United States

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

The house was lovely, it is obvious the owners take great pride in their home. I find the policy of having to remove your sheets from the beds and place the sheets and towels in bags when you leave a bit odd. I don't think that is a very good policy and should not be required of guests. The cleaning could have been better and there are some light bulbs that need to be replaced. This is a mgmt company issue and should not reflect on the owner of the home. I would highly recommend this home to rent, you will feel very much at home.

Beautiful house

Reviewed on2015-11-02 by from Lawrenceville, Ga United States

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

We had a lovely time staying at "Shutters" with our family members and dogs. The house is beautiful, the weather was perfect and the staff we dealt with were very accommodating and helpful. This was our third vacation at Cape San Blas and this was the perfect house for our daughter, son and wife, and us. The layout is great for three groups who cherish their privacy and enjoy togetherness.

Pure Enjoyment

Reviewed on2015-10-26 by from College Station, TX United States

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

Everything was fantastic with regard to the rental property. All windows, doors, appliances and lights worked properly and the beds were very comfortable. Access to the beach was super easy, which made for a very enjoyable stay.

Aug 8 - 15 at Cape San Blas

Reviewed on2015-08-17 by from Tallahassee, FL United States

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

The rental was what was expected. We have stayed there 3 times before. We had a couple of our grandkids and their parents and had a wonderful time. It was relaxing and fun.

Spacious and comfortable home

Reviewed on2015-06-22 by from Washington, GA United States

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

Our family could not have asked for a more perfect house to spend our vacation. The location was wonderful and only steps to the beach. It wasn't as secluded as the picture depicts or as we remembered from our previous stay nearby, but the house was clean, comfortable, and had plenty of room for all of us to enjoy ourselves together or retreat to our own private rooms. Being just a few steps from the beach made the porches all the more inviting for relaxation. The house itself was nicely decorated and included all the touches that made us feel right at home. We're not sure we'll ever find another place to compare to this one and will definitely return!

AMAZING !

Reviewed on2015-06-01 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

Hands down best beach house fantastic decor and the views are just stunning :) will def rent again just needs a gas grill and its 10 stars :)

College Reunion

Reviewed on2015-05-25 by from Morehead City, NC United States

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

This is one of the most beautiful homes on the Cape. Everything we needed was available to us. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and the most spectacular porches ever. Great for the sun lovers and those who desired the shade. The fully equipped kitchen with everything a chef would need was fantastic. We cooked almost every meal at the house. Cell phone service is not good, but you have wi-fi to get things done. Too many extras to describe. Wished we would have booked it for two weeks. A definate do over. The folks at Coastal Joe's do an awesome job. Thanks to Mary and her team.

Incredible Week!

Reviewed on2015-04-27 by from Bowling Green, Ohio United States

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

Wonderful time at Shutters by the Sea - 2 years in a row!
The house was great. Very clean, neat and tidy. Additions to the lower side deck were a plus. Would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing trip without any hassles.

3rd year in a row - Thank you Shutters

Reviewed on2015-04-20 by from Naperville, IL United States

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

Another great spring break @ Shutters. We love this place and the care and service that the owners and Coastal Joes put in to it. We hope to be there again next year and continue to build memories with our family! Thank you!

A Home, Not Just a Rental

Reviewed on2015-03-09 by from Mars Hill, NC United States

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

Pictures of Shutters, and descriptions of the house and amenities can not do justice to how welcoming our family felt for these two weeks. A home should be a sanctuary, and Shutters was a delightful respite from our daily life, just as our own home is in North Carolina.
We loved the covered porches upstairs and down, and we spent many hours reading and just watching the gulf. The beach was amazing for its beauty and walkability. And dog friendly is an understatement.
Needless to say, we re-upped for next year.

Amazing!

Reviewed on2015-03-08 by from Kennesaw, GA United States

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

Shutters by the Sea is truly amazing. The house has such character, charm, and wonderful furnishings, it does not feel as if you're staying in a rental house but in the house of a good friend. It's location is literally a few steps from the beach so the oceans' sights and sounds are ever present. Thanks to Greg and Amy for sharing your lovely place with us!

Shutter By THe Sea Is Perfect

Reviewed on2014-08-05 by from Rome, GA United States

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

The house was great, the accomodations were perfect and we have booked the house for another wqeek next July.

Vacation Heaven

Reviewed on2014-07-16 by from Signal Mountain, TN United States

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

Shutters by the Sea could not be more perfect! The common great room is huge and accommodates everyone all together. The bedrooms on each side and the master suite upstairs afford privacy from the common area. The wrap around porch with locked gates is the best for small toddlers. Our babies ran around those porches for hours. A great way to get outdoors with the babies and enjoy the beach! The house looked like something out of Southern Living when we arrived - spotlessly clean. The two swings on the porches were the best! Cape San Blas is naturally gorgeous and relaxing. No high rise condos here. We are coming back. My grandson calls this "our beach house"! Thanks so much to the owners who have made ugrades two years in a row and take such loving care of this beautiful house.

Perfect Beach House

Reviewed on2014-07-09 by from Choccolocco, AL United States

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

We have been coming to the Cape for over 20 years, and we jumped at the chance to rent Shutters by the Sea when it came on the rental market. It is a wonderful home, beautifully decorated and has all the amenities you could ask for. You feel as if you are right on the beach sitting on the spacious decks.

It has been a pleasure to work with Mary B. and all the staff at Coastal Joe for the past two years. They are top notch!

Great Vacation Home

Reviewed on2014-06-30 by from Quitman, GA United States

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

Shutters By The Sea was everything I'd hoped for and more. The owners thought of everything when designing and stocking the house. There are games, books, movies, and even a popcorn popper if you're forced inside by the rain. Fortunately we were only stuck inside for half a day due to the most spectacular lightening storm I've ever seen. During the storm, 2 of the 4 TVs got zapped and within 15 minutes of making a call Coastal Joe had maintenance guys on sight as well as contact with the owners. Everyone involved was very helpful and friendly.

Now about the was PERFECT! We were so close to the beach when we looked out the windows it almost felt like we were on a cruise ship. The wrap-around porch and upper deck had plenty of comfortable seating and very nice swings. The gates were very nice to have with small children and pets.
The living area and the bedrooms were all furnished very comfortably (something not typical to rental homes). I could go on and on about this but I'll just end it by saying, I miss my bed at Shutters By The Sea!

Perfect!

Reviewed on2014-06-02 by from Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The first thing we said when we drove up was, "Do we have to leave?" This house is picture perfect! Great location, secluded and quiet. Every detail has been attended to. Top quality furnishings and bedding. We really enjoyed the decks and omfortable furniture; the built in gates are an added convenience also. Super spacious common areas and bedrooms.
We enjoyed reading the personal notes from the homeowners and especially appreciate their mission to share their blessings...not only by sharing their beautiful home but also the support they provide to others.

Excellent Vacation

Reviewed on2014-05-15 by from Bowling Green, Ohio United States

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

Great vacation at Shutters by the Sea! Loved the house and the location. Defiantly would recommend this house to other and am planning on returning as well.

Awesome stay!

Reviewed on2014-04-10 by from Naperville, IL United States

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

This is our second year staying at Shutters and we'll be back again. The house is perfect for our family of 6 and could not have asked a better time. Thanks again!

Winter Beach Trip

Reviewed on2014-02-24 by from Marietta, GA United States

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

The house was perfect!

Thanksgiving at Cape San Blas

Reviewed on2013-12-04 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

This is a great time to be at the beach and this is a great home to be in! Beautiful home and furnishings, fabulous views fronm every can't be beat. I have been coming to the cape for over 25 years and this is my favorite place to rent...and coastal joe staff is the best!

Dream House!

Reviewed on2013-10-07 by from Williamsport, TN United States

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

We fell in love the minute we opened the door to this wonderful house! The general layout was perfect - one big living room with huge windows on 3 sides, a great open kitchen and a fabulous view from everywhere! The master bedroom was so inviting and the ultra-comfy bed made it hard to get up and get going. It was beautifully furnished and yet supremely comfortable. We loved every minute!

Gerry happy week

Reviewed on2013-09-23 by from Magnolia, AR United States

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

We enjoyed our week at shutters by the sea. It was perfect in every way. It has been a long time since I did not know what time of the day it was or what day it was. Wish I could go back for a long weekend this fall. My daughter and I were talking today about we were ready to go back. Cant wait until next summer!!!

Family vacation

Reviewed on2013-09-23 by from Pace, Florida United States

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

I would like to thank the owners for share their home with us. By far this is the best house that we have rented. The home owners thought of everything was very impressed. We would love to come back and rent this home again and would recommend it to others. Management has always been professional every time we have rented from Coastal Joe. Hope to see you sometime in 2014. Thanks again.

Great house in a not so great location

Reviewed on2013-07-29 by from Signal Mountain, TN United States

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

We have no issues with Coastal Joe or the owners. We enjoyed the house. Great house. Great floor plan. The house is on a large ocean front lot. There are houses between the main road and you and on both sides of you and a condominium. The pictures on the web site don't show that. You all have to use the same board walk to get to the beach. The board walk next door was unusable. You all have to use the same stretch of beach or plan on hiking a bit for some privacy. If you want privacy, do not go at the end of July like we did. We will never go in July again. Everyone camped out on the beach in front of the house. They brought fire wood from Georgia and built a bon fire one night in front of the house. You couldn't sit on the porch for the smoke. Call the sheriff we were told. Right. You go on vacation to relax and get away from all the BS. Never again.

What a home!!!

Reviewed on2013-07-21 by from Sugar Hill, GA United States

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

From reserving the home to arrival and departure, renting from Coastal Joe has been a wonderful experience for the second year!

Life is too short--Enjoy Shutters by the Sea!

Reviewed on2013-07-10 by from Bloomington, IL United States

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

Our family of four needed to get away more than I can express. Shutters by the Sea provided a beautiful beachfront getaway that we will always treasure. I have never seen so many dolphins, more than we could count at times. The weather was outstanding! The sunsets were gorgeous. This home was so clean and well appointed with the items you need to make a house your home. The beds were comfortable, the furniture was of high quality, and the covered parking was great. The porches are the best on the beach! You can't get closer to the beach than Shutters by the Sea. I can't thank Coastal Joe's enough. The renovations to this house are just beautiful. We were stopped by several people on the beach that were so impressed with the quality of work. Thanks to the homeowners for sharing your wonderful home!

A Great Place to Stay on the Beach

Reviewed on2013-06-21 by from Peachtree City, GA United States

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

The house is as close to the beach as one can get. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and feeling like we were on the beach. The only improvement I can suggest is better cell phone connections

Manager's Response

Unfortunately,there is nothing we can do regarding the cell phone coverage out at Cape San Blas. Some people seem to get it fine while others do not; depending on the service provider they have. That is why we offer free long distance in our homes. We hope this helps in keeping people connected even if they can not have the use of their cell phones the entire time.

50th Anniversary vacation

Reviewed on2013-06-10 by from Frisco, TX United States

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

We had a very special time at Shutters By The Sea. It was actually far better than we expected. The location is by far the best. The fishing was super and you can actually catch fish while you relax. Thanks.

Family Vacation

Reviewed on2013-04-15 by from Dothan, AL United States

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

Wonderful week!

A great stay at Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2013-04-01 by from Naperville, IL United States

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

We had an AWESOME week at the home. Mother nature provided us with some chilly days but the house was perfect. The location could not have been better and our family loved it! Once the sun came out, the kids ran to the beach which was only steps away. Thank you for sharing your home, we will definitly be back!

chilly, but beautiful

Reviewed on2013-03-08 by from Jefferson, NH United States

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

We had a wonderful vacation end of Feb/beginning of March, the only problem was it was unseasonably cold which was out of our control!

Wonderful Home

Reviewed on2013-02-04 by from Lake City, FL United States

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

We came down for the long weekend over New Year's to stay at Shutters by the Sea and could not have been more pleased with the house. It was fully stocked as promised with great games, books, kitchen items and cleaning supplies. The owners were nice enough to leave their Christmas decorations up for us which we really enjoyed. All the updates to the kitchen and bath were noticeable and added a nice touch to the house. You can tell these owners take pride in their home and want to be accommodating to whoever rents it. All in my group said they want to come back, and we were completely satisfied with the whole experience. Thanks!

Recommended for:Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+.

Excellent property and management

Reviewed on2013-01-03 by from Nashville, TN United States

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

We enjoyed every part of our stay - not a single complaint.

Manager's Response

Thank you so much!! It's always nice to hear that.

Lovely home

Reviewed on2012-11-27 by from Atlanta, GA United States

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

Lovely renovation! Glad it is on the rental market.

Shutters by the Sea - Cape San Blas

Reviewed on2012-10-21 by from Ponte Vedra, FL United States

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

One of the best vacations we've ever had! LOVE this property and definitely will be back!

Shutters by the Sea in October

Reviewed on2012-10-09 by from Acworth, GA United States

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

This was an awsome vacation. The house is beautiful and the view is amazing. This was my first time staying in Cape San Blas and will be my new vacation spot.

Shutters by the Sea

Reviewed on2012-10-01 by from Childersburt, AL United States

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

Shutters by the Sea is a beautiful older home in the process of being renovated. Love the open floor plan on the first floor and the wrap-around porch. The view to the north is awesome. Only disappointment was the upstairs shower which was advertised with "dual shower heads" and which we took to mean that both would work at the same time. It didn't. And unfortunately, the shower knob was broken so we only got very hot water and couldn't use it at all. Would also recommend some additional lighting in the kitchen. But overall the house was a great place to spend our vacation and we would visit again.

Shutters by the Sea is Spectacular!

Reviewed on2012-08-27 by from Acworth, GA United States

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

We have traveled many times to the beach and the mountains yet we have just returned from our most relaxing and restorative vacation ever at Shutters by the Sea! Our gratitude goes to the owners for taking care of every little detail - comfy cushions on the deck chairs (a great place to take an afternoon nap by the way), a well placed hose for rinsing off your feet before going inside, a wonderful selection of books in the library (one of our favorite rooms in the house), a well stocked kitchen, and too much more to list!! The house is so close to the beach and the windows so plentiful that you don't even have to leave the house to feel like you're literally on the beach. Ahhhh, we're going to book our next stay ASAP!

Making a comeback

Reviewed on2012-08-10 by from United States

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

Shutters By the Sea is one of those properties that had gone the way of many beach properties. Lost at sea. The new owners have done a remarkable job with the help of their builder to bring it to a point of peaceful, relaxing and well appointed. The views or the gulf are spectacular. The swings on the wrap around porch and upper porch deck are wonderful in the Florida evenings.

My only disappointment for this trip was the location. It was a bit crowded for our taste but please don't take that as being a typical Florida beach crowd. Anything over 50+ people each mile, left or right, for us is a crowd.. Cape San Blas is a world to those where crowds are spotty and the only thing other than people taking up the beach can be the seaweed at times. This year (2012) was no exception to that but then again its Florida storms in July/August.

My only recommendation was to have a gas grill as I haven't had to build a charcoal fire in 10 years. Coastal Joe has been one of the best property management companies I've dealt with and Mary B doesn't get any better with customer service and helpfulness when you need something.

Anyone reading this please don't take my review here as being anything that should stop you from renting this property. Over the next few months as the owners make more improvements this is going to become one of the crown jewels of Cape San Blas and then we will all have to book a year in advance to enjoy what it will offer.

I've already booked for June 2013 so if you want a great place you better hurry before this one and Coastal Joe's other properties are gone!!!

Shutters By the Sea

Reviewed on2012-08-04 by from Sugar Hill, GA United States

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

One of our Best Vacations Ever!!!