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Turtle Watch

4.6854
(89 Reviews)

Capacity

3 Bedrooms
2.5 Bath
Sleeps 8

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GULF FRONT HOME ON INDIAN PASS

A $250 credit toward ANY AMOUNT of Beach Gear is available for this home. When you book Turtle Watch, you can now get Beach Gear delivered directly to the home. All you need to do is select your Gear, and we'll have it delivered to you the day of your arrival! This offer applies for 3-14 night reservations only.

Turtle Watch is just steps from the gorgeous and secluded beaches. Enjoy the private boardwalk leading down to your own piece of paradise as this part of the beach is never crowded!

This is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2 very large decks overlooking the ocean. On the first floor of the home you will find all 3 bedrooms. Bedroom #1 has a queen size bed and it's own doors leading to the deck. Bedroom #2 has a queen size bed and a full bathroom which also looks out towards the ocean. Bedroom #3 has 2 sets of twin/twin bunks. There is also another full bath on this floor.

On the second level of the home you will find a large, open and very comfy living area. The best part are all of the doors leading out to the second deck and providing gorgeous views from anywhere in the room. There is a living area with plenty of books to read, a dining area that sits 8 and a bar in the kitchen that will sit an additional 4 people. The kitchen is equipped with all essential cooking supplies and appliances.

This home is on the stretch of beach off of C-30. It is in a very nice and family friendly neighborhood and is less than a mile from the turn off to Indian Pass Road. Very close to the Famous Restaurant, The Raw Bar!

Please come and stay at our lovely gulf front home. The dolphins are awaiting, the birds calling and who knows maybe you will get to TURTLE WATCH!

Features

Location

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

Pets

  • Pet Friendly

Availability

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Wonderful

September 2021
, Georgetown , TN United States

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

Wonderful beachfront home, plan to come again!

Turtle Watch Vacation

June 2021
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

Wonderful house on the Gulf. Plenty of room for our large group and pet friendly. Very attentive and professional property management too

Another wonderful stay at Turtle Watch

May 2021
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

We love this house! The best feature is the fabulous top deck. It's a bit of a pain to bring all the groceries up to the main level but it's either groceries or luggage.

The house is nicely furnished with comfortable beds, good linens, lots of seating in the main living area, on the deck, and a good amount of storage for food in the kitchen. The dishware and drinkware are plentiful, but the owners may need to think about replacing some knives. The cookware was normal for a rental.We love this house and have stayed here 3 or 4 times before. Great beach that is not crowded.

Manager's Response

We're so glad you had a great stay at Turtle Watch! We'll do an inventory of the silverware and replenish what is needed. See you next time!

Great location

March 2021
, Killen, AL United States

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

Great location nice clean house the only negative is stairs with no hand rails my brother fell on the stairs he's ok but need hand rails. We had a great vacation with really nice weather. Not for seniors tho

Manager's Response

Oh my, I'm glad he is ok! The stairwell is a bit narrow, but I will mention the handrail issue to the owner.

Great Vacation

October 2020
, Silver Lake, IN United States

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

This was our fifth trip to Cape San Blas/Indian Pass, and it didn't disappoint. We found another wonderful place to get takeout, Skullys. Great shrimp boil and gumbo. House is right on the beach, and this was one of my most relaxing vacations. I wish the home had a dresser in the one bedroom, but we used one in another bedroom. The kitchen utensils need to be replenished. There are only three steak knives and no paring knives. Lots of dishes and glasses and eating utensils. Loved the shell bowls.

Manager's Response

Thank you for letting us know about the utensils. We will get those replenished!

Great Vacation

October 2020
, Silver Lake, IN United States

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

This was our fifth trip to Cape San Blas/Indian Pass, and it didn't disappoint. We found another wonderful place to get takeout, Skullys. Great shrimp boil and gumbo. House is right on the beach, and this was one of my most relaxing vacations. I wish the home had a dresser in the one bedroom, but we used one in another bedroom. The kitchen utensils need to be replenished. There are only three steak knives and no paring knives. Lots of dishes and glasses and eating utensils. Loved the shell bowls.

Manager's Response

Thank you for letting us know about the utensils. We will get those replenished!

Great quiet location

October 2020
, United States

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

Coastal Joe was sooo helpful and quick with answers or problems ! The house is just steps from the beach, but be warned there are lots of steps for us older folks with the kitchen and living area upstairs.

Manager's Response

This is why we do what we do! Hope to see you next year!

Lovely home

July 2020
, United States

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

A very nice rental. Loved the layout. Did not like musty smell of kitchen cabinets, I felt I needed to wash every dish or glass before using because of musty smell. Also previous occupant had fish in the refrigerator and it smelled like fish the whole time.

Turtle Watch July 2020

July 2020
, BEREA, KY United States

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

Turtle Watch is a great location for relaxing in an ON THE BEACH location. We could not have been more pleased with the property, amenities, and services we received before, during and after our stay. We will use Coastal Joe for our future vacation rental needs.

Manager's Response

We'll be here when you're ready!!

Turtle Watch July 2020

July 2020
, BEREA, KY United States

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

Turtle Watch is a great location for relaxing in an ON THE BEACH location. We could not have been more pleased with the property, amenities, and services we received before, during and after our stay. We will use Coastal Joe for our future vacation rental needs.

Manager's Response

We'll be here when you're ready!!

Turtle Watch

June 2020
, Mason, OH United States

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

The house was perfect location, right on the beach! The kitchen items were a little used and could be replaced i.e. the spatulas, whisk, mixing bowls. The bed pillows were very worn and could be replaced as well. The overall condition of the house was good though! We will likely be back!

Holiday Magic

December 2019
, Valdosta, GA United States

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

We had a very nice and peaceful vacation in Turtle Watch. Loved everything about the house and location. Only regret is heavy traffic on the beach! Apparently people allowed to drive their SUV and other things right on the beach. We felt like playing in the truffic! Wish would it go away! Walk people! Walk !

Manager's Response

Thank you for your review! While it's bothersome for some, it's a great thing for locals and some vacationers. Beach driving has always been allowed in designated areas with a permit. I'm sorry that you happened to be here for one of the busy weeks. Fortunately, it's not typically crowded and the vehicles are few and far between. I'm glad that you all were still able to enjoy your time at Turtle Watch, and we look forward to having you back.

October Visit

October 2019
, Auburn, AL United States

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

Great place!

Manager's Response

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the support and kind words.

Turtle Watch Beach Vacation 2019

July 2019
, lawrenceville, GA United States

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

We had a fantastic stay! Weather was perfect, condo is beautiful! Renovations are gorgeous! Only ONE negative comment - not enough towels are provided, it would be nice to have 2 towels per guest instead of 1.
We had an awesome vacation and will definitely be back again! Thanks so much for sharing your home with us!
We had a great experience with Coastal Joe rental - pick up & drop off of keys was a breeze and the staff was so nice! We also enjoyed the $250 gear rental - we got a kayak for the whole week and the kids loved it.

Family Vacay

June 2019
, Lebanon, TN United States

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

The house was great. It's close to the beach, so it's an easy walk with all the beach gear. It was a great fit for our family of 8. The only issue was the AC didn't work well in the 3rd bedroom and it didn't cool very well.

Family Vacay

June 2019
, United States

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

The house was great. It's close to the beach, so it's an easy walk with all the beach gear. It was a great fit for our family of 8. The only issue was the AC didn't work well in the 3rd bedroom and it didn't cool very well.

Turtle Watch

June 2019
, Toney, AL United States

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

The rental agency was great and easy to work with. We arrived on a Saturday for a seven day stay. Unfortunately Monday morning received a call that my husbands dad had suffered a heart attack. We all left on Monday trying to make it back before he passed. We did and were able to say our goodbyes. We contacted Coastal Joe Vacation Rentals who were gracious and said they would try to get some of our money back. The owner did not want to give us anything. We loved the house and location but will not rent from this owner again.

Wonderful stay!

April 2019
, Simpsonville , SC United States

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

Beautiful house! Beach was amazingly quiet and relaxing!

Manager's Response

Thank you for sharing this review with us! See you next time!

Quiet Calm at the Beach!

September 2018
, Melbourne, FL United States

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

Very relaxing stay at Turtle Watch - loved that we could bring our whole family (hairy ones too) - they spent the entire time exhausted and happy. We spent the whole time relaxed and happy. Just what we needed!

Great Home!

May 2018
, Auburn, KY United States

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

This is a wonderful property to spend your vacation. I think our favorite spot is the covered deck. We spend hours there in the comfortable furniture watching the dolphins, eagles and other wildlife.

The kitchen is also well-equipped with most any gadget or pan that you might need. We enjoy cooking so we cook most days while we are on vacation and this kitchen makes us feel right at home.

We can't wait to visit again soon.

Manager's Response

We'll see you next year!

Spring Break Escape

March 2018
, Oak Brook, IL United States

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

We thoroughly enjoyed our spring break at Turtle Watch, morning walks right on the beach, coffee on the deck watching the waves, afternoon travels to Port St Joe, Cape San Blas, and Apalachicola, swimming and enjoying the water.

Million Dollar View

February 2018
, Brownstown Township, MI United States

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

From either balcony, we were able to watch the waves rolling in, brave swimmers testing the water, and dolphins swimming by. The home was tastefully decorated and comfortable. The management company provided good customer service. This was our seventh year staying in the Florida Panhandle--always a relaxing vacation.

Manager's Response

We'll see you next year!

Million Dollar View

February 2018
, Brownstown Township, MI United States

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

From either balcony, we were able to watch the waves rolling in, brave swimmers testing the water, and dolphins swimming by. The home was tastefully decorated and comfortable. The management company provided good customer service. This was our seventh year staying in the Florida Panhandle--always a relaxing vacation.

Manager's Response

We'll see you next year!

Million Dollar View

February 2018
, Brownstown, Mi United States

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

From either balcony, we were able to watch the waves rolling in, brave swimmers testing the water, and dolphins swimming by. The home was tastefully decorated and comfortable. The management company provided good customer service. This was our seventh year staying in the Florida Panhandle--always a relaxing vacation.

Manager's Response

We'll see you next year!

Thanksgiving on the beach

November 2017
, Folkston, GA United States

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

We stayed over Thanksgiving and had a wonderful time. The house was lovely, but just as other reviewers noted, the stairs were a small issue. It would have been a big help to have railings for the stairs for my mom, mother-in-law and toddler. The house was clean and spacious with plenty of room for everyone to play. There were lots of pots and pans, dishes, glasses, etc. We wanted for nothing in the kitchen! Overall, the house was lovely and it was great to be right on the water!

OCTOBER VACATION

October 2017
, Jackson, GA United States

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

We look forward to coming to this area every year in October. The house we usually rent was booked so we rented Turtle Watch this year and were very pleased with our choice. The view is amazing.

OCTOBER VACATION

October 2017
, Jackson, GA United States

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

We look forward to coming to this area every year in October. The house we usually rent was booked so we rented Turtle Watch this year and were very pleased with our choice. The view is amazing.

Good family place.

July 2017
, Montgomery, AL United States

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

House has an outstanding view of a beautiful beach and a comfortable living area. Most of the living area is on the 3rd level, so be ready to climb some stairs. Also, there are good restaurants nearby in PSJ, Apalachicola and the Cape, along with a handy Piggly Wiggly that is well-stocked in PSJ.
The kitchen was well-supplied, although it was a bit frustrating that we had to go out and buy our own soap and detergent for dishes. You will also need to bring your own paper towels and laundry detergent.

Turtle Watch

July 2017
, Cincinnati, OH United States

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

It was great. The location was great- quiet and right on the beach. Overall the place was clean. the rental company was great and check in was easy. Thanks for a great vacation.

Turtle Watch

July 2017
, United States

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

It was great. The location was great- quiet and right on the beach. Overall the place was clean. the rental company was great and check in was easy. Thanks for a great vacation.

Turtle Watch

July 2017
, Cincinnati, OH United States

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

It was great. The location was great- quiet and right on the beach. Overall the place was clean. the rental company was great and check in was easy. Thanks for a great vacation.

Everything we needed on vacay

May 2017
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pots, pans, appliances. Everything is updated and works well. I like the living area on the top floor as it provides a better view of the water. This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this house and will probably be back again. It's nicely decorated and very comfortable.

Everything we needed on vacay

May 2017
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pots, pans, appliances. Everything is updated and works well. I like the living area on the top floor as it provides a better view of the water. This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this house and will probably be back again. It's nicely decorated and very comfortable.

Everything we needed on vacay

May 2017
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pots, pans, appliances. Everything is updated and works well. I like the living area on the top floor as it provides a better view of the water. This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this house and will probably be back again. It's nicely decorated and very comfortable.

Everything we needed on vacay

May 2017
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pots, pans, appliances. Everything is updated and works well. I like the living area on the top floor as it provides a better view of the water. This is the 2nd time we've stayed in this house and will probably be back again. It's nicely decorated and very comfortable.

Roxy the bull dogs birthday wee at Turtle Watch

March 2017
, Floyds Knobs, IN United States

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

Very nice house --nice beach--- nice neighbors--nice people to work with. Roxy the bulldog wants less steps.... but she is lazy.

Manager's Response

Too funny about poor Roxy! Hopefully she was able to relax and be lazy on the beach to make up for those stairs.

Roxy the bull dogs birthday wee at Turtle Watch

March 2017
, Floyds Knobs, IN US

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

Very nice house --nice beach--- nice neighbors--nice people to work with. Roxy the bulldog wants less steps.... but she is lazy.

Manager's Response

Too funny about poor Roxy! Hopefully she was able to relax and be lazy on the beach to make up for those stairs.

Beautiful Beach

March 2017
, Lebanon, OH United States

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

The home was clean and comfortable. The beach was beautiful, full of white sand, shells, and friendly people.

Christmas Treat

December 2016
, Berkeley Lake, GA United States

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

Good house great location. 3 flights of tight stairs so be prepared and pack light. Rental agency is a bit inconvenient location wise for picking up dropping off keys.

Perfect relaxing vacation!

October 2016
, Clinton, IN United States

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

We travel often to the area. Love the private beach and relaxed community. Beautiful weather in October. Will absolutely be back.

Turtle Watch 9/26/16 - 10/1/16

September 2016
, Greer, sc United States

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

Overall the house is very nice with awesome views. The LR furniture is not comfortable and the mattress in the master needs to be replaced very uncomfortable.

Gulf Coast Fun

October 2015
, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. United States

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

Very nice house, comfortable, convenient to restaurants, shopping etc.,steps inconvenient with living area on top floor and no access to beach from there, SL sofa very comfortable,plenty of cooking utensils, overall good experience.

In Love ??

September 2015
, Boaz, Alabama, US United States

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

This was the best vacation ever!

Right on the Beach

July 2015
, Cleveland, TN United States

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

Stayed for a week. It was pleasent to be able to stroll right down to the beach on a whim. A few crumbs on the tables when we arrived but otherwise clean and comfortable.

Right on the Beach

July 2015
, Cleveland, TN United States

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

Stayed for a week. It was pleasent to be able to stroll right down to the beach on a whim. A few crumbs on the tables when we arrived but otherwise clean and comfortable.

Well-appointed house

June 2015
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

Beautifully furnished house, great beach for running as it has a little harder sand than the Cape. Deck furniture comfy and plentiful. Plenty of blankets and pillows. Kitchen VERY nice with granite counters, updated appliances and lots of good place settings and cookware. Top (main) floor open concept - no isolation in the kitchen. Only issue was the queen sheets and mattress covers didn't fit well and had to remake the beds each morning. Wonderful place to stay on vacation!

Well-appointed house

June 2015
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

Beautifully furnished house, great beach for running as it has a little harder sand than the Cape. Deck furniture comfy and plentiful. Plenty of blankets and pillows. Kitchen VERY nice with granite counters, updated appliances and lots of good place settings and cookware. Top (main) floor open concept - no isolation in the kitchen. Only issue was the queen sheets and mattress covers didn't fit well and had to remake the beds each morning. Wonderful place to stay on vacation!

Well-appointed house

June 2015
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

Beautifully furnished house, great beach for running as it has a little harder sand than the Cape. Deck furniture comfy and plentiful. Plenty of blankets and pillows. Kitchen VERY nice with granite counters, updated appliances and lots of good place settings and cookware. Top (main) floor open concept - no isolation in the kitchen. Only issue was the queen sheets and mattress covers didn't fit well and had to remake the beds each morning. Wonderful place to stay on vacation!

Well-appointed house

June 2015
, Chattanooga, TN United States

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

Beautifully furnished house, great beach for running as it has a little harder sand than the Cape. Deck furniture comfy and plentiful. Plenty of blankets and pillows. Kitchen VERY nice with granite counters, updated appliances and lots of good place settings and cookware. Top (main) floor open concept - no isolation in the kitchen. Only issue was the queen sheets and mattress covers didn't fit well and had to remake the beds each morning. Wonderful place to stay on vacation!

Beautiful Property

May 2015
, Auburn, KY United States

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

We were very pleased with our stay at Turtle Watch. The house is beautiful and the decor is fits so well with a beach front home. We had everything we could have asked for in the home.

Quiet vacation house

April 2015
, Howell, MI United States

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

We returned to the same property for our fourth year. As always, the location is ideal, the neighborhood is quiet, and the scenery is beautiful.

Wintertime at Turtle Watch

January 2015
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

We had a perfect vacation at Turtle Watch during early January. Although we were surprised to discover that the bedrooms were on the lower level,we were happy with the arrangement once we unloaded our things. We loved the beach. It is broad and flat and full of seashells, and was virtually empty at this time of year. The chairs in the living room - although very comfortable - were quite stained. Otherwise, the house was clean, comfortable and functional.

Vacation

September 2014
, Marietta , SC United States

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

Enjoyed our stay!! Very relaxing and peaceful!! Will return!!
The furniture in den needs replacing and TVs could be larger!!!!

Relaxation

September 2014
, Madison, GA United States

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

The property was beautiful and exactly what we were expecting. We had a fabulous time and will be back

Turtle Watch

July 2014
, Franklin, TN United States

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

This is our second year at the house. Great location. Some days we were the only family in sight. House is nice. We used an air mattress instead of the sleeper sofa. The sleeper sofa needs replaced due to mattress. Planning on coming back in 2015!

Wonderful vacation

July 2014
, Macon, GA United States

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

We had a great week after the first two days of rain. The house was perfect for my family and pets. Short distance to the sand and a great view. We would invite anyone looking for a relaxing spot to pick Turtle Watch at Cap San Blas!

A little piece of heaven

June 2014
, Mount Vernon, IN United States

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

We enjoyed our recent stay at Turtle Watch. The view was spectacular and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed disconnecting from everything for the week and just enjoying family time. Our kids loved picking up shells every morning and chasing the skates in the afternoon. The local fish markets were fantastic for dinner finds. It was nice to eat out on the deck and listen to the ocean and feel the cool breeze. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded beach-this is it!

Turtle Watch

May 2014
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

We had an amazing family vacation at Turtle Watch. We love the house, the beach and how private our week was on the beach. We stayed on the beach the whole week, ate at the house and enjoyed the views tremendously. We love it! The people at Coastal Joes are terrific to work with too!

Amazing house with amazing ocean views!

May 2014
, Birmingham, Alabama United States

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

Our family loved the location and privacy of the home! Would definitely return.

Nice beach

April 2014
, Terrell, NC United States

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

We had a nice relaxing time and the beach was very nice. The house over all is a nice place but the odor from pet urine was very bad the first couple of days. They probably should clean the carpet more often. The dishwasher works but the soap dispenser does work so don't close it just fill it and leave it open if you want clean dishes. The location is a little boring but it was a nice beach. Also the air did not work on the top floor which made it a bit uncomfortable at times. We did see stingrays, and dolphins which was very cool.

LOVE Turtle Watch

March 2014
, Charlottesville, VA United States

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

Our family recently enjoyed a relaxing week at Turtle Watch. The location was perfect: between Cape San Blas and Apalachicola. We enjoyed lazy days on the beach, which we had all to ourselves; we explored the quaint shops of Apalachicola and devoured oysters at Hole in the Wall Oyster Bar...more than once; we rode horses on the beach right up the road in CSB; we observed manatees on a kayaking trip in Apalachicola Bay; and we enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner at Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza. Turtle Watch had all the amenities we needed. We took extra toiletries, as instructed. The sofa bed is a bit uncomfy, but the views of the balconies far outweighed that! Thank you, owners, for allowing us to stay. We loved it and hope to return.

Turtle Watch

February 2014
, Strongsville, OH United States

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

We spent a great 2 mos. there, enjoying the wonderful views of the ocean from the upper great room that has 3 sets of French doors to a roomy deck. Good roomy layout of kitchen with decent cookware and supplies for those who enjoy cooking as we do. Two of the 3 bedrooms had a set French doors to access another deck to beach. Beds extremely comfy and great space. All dcor very tasteful. Our only wish is that the stair steps would have handrails ,update the TVs to bigger flat screens, and sleeper sofa/couch in great room be a bit more comfortable.
Overall, wonderful place!!

Beautiful Turtle Beach

October 2013
, Tullahoma, TN United States

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

Loved the Beach, loved the house but the stairs not so much. The house layout was great though since you could walk right out of the master bedroom & down the stairs to the beach. Great location. No cell service is a hassle but not a deal breaker.

A Great Place to Relax and Watch Nature

September 2013
, Pickerington, OH United States

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

We spent 30 days at Turtle Watch and found it to be a very enjoyable beach house - clean, comfortable, and very nicely decorated. While the house could benefit from some improvements and updating, it was a nice place and a good deal for the price. There is a small library of books to choose from. If that's not your thing, you can watch the constantly changing weather patterns over the water and some of the most amazing sunsets you'll ever see. Mother Nature entertained us daily with butterflies and dragonflies like I've never seen before, a couple of turtles, sand crabs walking all over the beach, dolphins jumping, pelicans teaching their young how to feed, etc.... But for us the most amazing sight to behold was a bald eagle on the beach. It doesn't get much better than that!

Turtle Watch Review

July 2013
, Franklin, TN United States

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

Great place and location.

House could use a little updating. Recommend replacing the pull out bed.

Pre-Christmas Stay

December 2012
, Roswell, GA United States

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

A 4 day stay prior to Christmas.

Nice Location

July 2012
, Troy, AL United States

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

Very nice location... the home needs some maintenance. Overall, I would stay here again but would not be willing to pay the same price I did for this property.

Ver pleased!

June 2012
, Pea Ridge, AR United States

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

We truly enjoyed our stay at Turtle Watch. It was in a perfect location. It was clean and very comfortable. The outside shower had to be one of my favorite perks. :) We would definitely stay at this house again.

Great House, not so great beach and water

June 2012
, Russellville, AR United States

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

I recently stayed at Turtle Watch with my children and grandchildren. While the house itself is incredible, I was very disappointed in the beach and water clarity. There was so much seaweed washing up on shore and no clean-up that it really began to stink, and the water was so dirty that snorkeling was out of the question. You couldn't see anything in the water...not even your feet. I feel the adds for this home are misleading because it is not on the Cape it is more on Indian Pass. If you want to sit on the decks and listen to the waves roll in this is the perfect location, but not if you want to enjoy the water. The pictures of the beach in the listing is not what we saw at all. As to the house, the only complaint I have is that the beds are not very comfortable unless you like a very firm mattress. Maybe I'm spoiled to the beautiful emerald clear waters of Destin and the ability to enjoy clear water from my rental not having to drive to find it. So, if you are looking for clear water and clean beaches this is not the place to go. While I enjoyed the time with my family I will not be going back to or recommending this property to friends.

Manager's Response

Please note the description we have for Turtle Watch on our website that describes where this home is located: "This home is on the stretch of beach off of C-30. It is in a very nice and family friendly neighborhood and is less than a mile from the turn off to Indian Pass Road. Very close to the Famous Restaurant, The Raw Bar!

This description in no way informs renters that this home is on Cape San Blas directly so it is unfortunate that this renter felt misled.

Turtle Watch is one of our most popular homes as people love this stretch of beach for its privaty and rustic feel. This particular renter did stay the one week out of the summer whene the seaweed came in. It is not there all of the time and obviously nothing we can do to predict when it will come or how much will be there. Normally, our beaches are praised for being devoid of seaweed and other debris on the beaches.

The murkiness of the water depends on the weather. If there has been a storm or a lot of rain then the water tends to be "murkier" for a couple of days following. Just nature doing its thing. Please read all other reviews when considering this home or you might miss out on a great home for a great price!

Wonderful Week!!

May 2012
, Glasgow, KY United States

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

The location on the beach is quiet yet convenient. The house is spacious, well appointed, and obviously decorated with a great deal of thought and care. Both upper and lower decks invite you to take time, relax and just enjoy the view, whether you are returning from a walk on the beach, or starting your day with a cup of coffee. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

Can't wait to go back!

May 2012
, Austin, TX United States

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

Lovely vacation - been vacationing on the panhandle for years and I was amazed and delighted by the lack of crowds.

Can't wait to go back!

May 2012
, Austin, TX United States

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

Lovely vacation - been vacationing on the panhandle for years and I was amazed and delighted by the lack of crowds.

Our family enjoyed a great week in early March.

March 2012
, St. Paul, MN United States

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

We really enjoyed Turtle Watch. The home is very tastefully decorated and clean. We had one toilet not working, but we made due. H
The location on the beach is great. The porpoise watching was great from the deck each morning.

Forgotten Coast Well Remembered

February 2012
, Waverly, Tennessee United States

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

Our 2-week adventure was perfect R&R. The beach was beautiful and sometimes we were the only ones walking. If you want Disney, don't go. We will definitely come back. Property could use some TLC but very comfortable and accommodating.

Perfect

January 2012
, Kansas City, MO United States

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

A great house--comfortable, beautiful and spacious--in a great location, is what we were looking for, and that's exactly what we got! The house felt like home and it was on a quiet and beautiful stretch of beach in a great neighborhood. I was delighted with this place and will return!

Perfect

January 2012
, Kansas City, MO United States

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

A great house--comfortable, beautiful and spacious--in a great location, is what we were looking for, and that's exactly what we got! The house felt like home and it was on a quiet and beautiful stretch of beach in a great neighborhood. I was delighted with this place and will return!

wonderful

December 2011
, Greenbrier, TN United States

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

wonderful

Turtle Watch Review

October 2011
, Evansville, IN United States

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

My husband and I and our 3 year old golden retriever had a great time at Turtle Watch. We reserved 7 days, but extended our stay to 9 days. We weren't ready to leave, but unfortunately, we had to return to work. We've stayed in Cap San Blas a couple of times to escape the Destin crowds. Although the water is nothing like Destin, it's great to be able to bring our dog and walk the beach without people, umbrellas and high rise condos everywhere.

Turtle Watch was better than expected. The layout sounded quite different with the living area on the second floor, but it worked out great. We loved the decks, especially the upper deck, and the living area was very spacious. The deck was great for morning coffee and meals, as well as enjoying adult beverages in the evening. Turtle Watch is also very convenient to The Raw Bar, and Port St. Joe and Apalach isn't far for additional restaurants. Many evenings we ate seafood from St. Joe Shrimp Co.

The only complaint I have is petty, but additional wine glasses and plastic/thermal glasses are needed. There was only one glass wine glass and two plastic wine glasses.

I would recommend Turtle Watch, and we hope to return.

Manager's Response

Thank you for your feedback! We will definitely get those wine glasses replaced! We look forward to seeing you back in the future!

Recent stay at Turtle Watch

October 2011
, Danville, KY United States

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

I would recommend this property. The house was really clean and spacious. Our family really enjoyed our stayed.

We discovered the (forgotten coast) And I'm so glad we did !!

September 2011
, Clarksville, TN United States

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

Our stay at Turtle Watch was one of our best vacations we have had in a long time. We have always stayed in Panama City for the past 10 years. The first few days we had rain in which was okay because we found alot of great shells after the storm. My daughter, son in law & two grandsons joined us for the weekend & they loved it as well only thing is I wished we could of had more time. In fact after the campfire on the beach Sat. night my son in law said "mom you know we can never go back to a condo in PCB". This was our first time to Cape San Blas & we loved it including our 4 yr old chocolate lab & 78 yr old mother. I will highly recommend Cape San Blas & Coastal Joes rental. The staff (Mary) was the sweetest person you could ask for. The only reason I gave Turtle Watch 3 stars on the property's condition is the board walk to the beach had quite a few nails sticking up on the side in which I sliced my foot wide open. Even aside from this we still had a great time after the pain was gone! I'm probably one of few that has ever had to wear a sock on one foot & barefoot on the other to the beach & in the ocean. But thats okay we had great family time together & thats what counts. We will be returning to the Cape next year only this time we will stay a full week & not just 5 days!

Manager's Response

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you had such a good time, but regret that you had the mishap with the nails on the boardwalk. Please know that there is a new sundeck and new boardwalk so the nails popping up will no longer be an issue. Thanks again and we look forward to your return in the future!

Great vacation as always

September 2011
, Louisville, KY United States

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

House is beautiful, but with an odd layout that places bedrooms down and living/kitchen area upstairs. Decks face south so no broiling late afternoon sun on the deck.

Location is loaded with wildlife, our 10 day stay treated us to dolphins, pelicans, stingrays, bald eagles, mating crabs, geckos and more. Our two large dogs wore themselves out daily swimming and chasing things up and down the beach. Only real complaint is with the trucks that drive up and down the beach daily -- keep an eye out if you have kids or dogs.

Management was wonderful as always, even helping us find the owners of a small dog we came across standing the road during a trip into town.

Vacationing at A Turtle Watch in Indian Pass.

August 2011
, Bregenz, Austria United States

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

Very simple and cute beach house. Warm and cozy furmishings. Great decks. Very easy access to the beach. Convenient location. Would choose this house again.

Nice Get-a-way

July 2011
, Woodstock, GA United States

Overall
4
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
3

This was a lovely place to stay. the layout was wonderful. So close to the beach. would definitely return. One hour from Panama City if you get tired of quiet. This is a place to go to to relax!!!! The town lovely. Not many people on beach. great!

July 2011
, Murfreesboro, TN United States

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

Peppers mexican resturant was good and the grab and go had excellent seafood.Cape San Blas and Indian Pass is worth a try. I think you will enjoy it.

Great house - well furnished and clean, beach beautiful. We had a great time!

June 2011
, Decatur, GA United States

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

June 2011
, Kermit, WV United States

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

May 2011
, Helena, AL United States

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

May 2011
, Helena, AL US

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

Thank you Coastal Joe!

April 2011
, Atlanta, GA United States

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

We had a great stay in Turtle Watch. A beautiful house right on the beach. The house was clean and a great place to take a beach vacation. Coastal Joe offers great customer service and I was extremely satisfied with our stay. I will only use Coastal Joe's from now on!
Thank you