The Porches
- 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in Port St. Joe, FL

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Description ↑↓

Hurricane Michael Update: The pool has been delayed and there is a sand path rather than a boardwalk. Some outdoor furniture may not be as photographed.

Welcome to THE PORCHES. This 4,400 sq. ft. of living space will provide all the room your family/friends will need with 2 full kitchens, 2 living areas, private bath for each bedroom and 2 levels of wrap-around verandas with outdoor furnishings that provide a seamless transition to outdoor living. Designed to maximize the expansive Gulf views, the main living area sits on the top floor where you will also find a chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, prep sink, large center island, and a stand-alone ice maker. Whether it is take-out pizza or a culinary delight, this main kitchen has everything you will need.

Looking for adventure during your stay at The Porches? Your reservation includes $250 worth of adventure gear rental. Whether your adventure is sitting under an umbrella on the white-sandy beaches, biking, or fishing from a kayak in the Bay, this $250 credit towards your vacation gear rental will ensure you have the adventure you seek. You will be able to shop for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, or even beach carts. No need to find the rental company, your gear will be delivered to your beach house and will be waiting for your arrival.


- Ample parking for large groups or boat parking
- 2-car garage on the right side of the house
- Gas grill
- Private beach boardwalk
- Exterior access to all levels
- Entry with electronic lock into large foyer
- Elevator access to all levels

- Second living area with game table and large-screen TV
- Second full kitchen
- All bedrooms have private access to the wrap-around verandas
- King Gulf-front bedroom with en suite
- 2nd King Gulf-front bedroom with en suite
- King street-side bedroom with en suite
- Street-side bedroom has 1 Queen and 2 Twins with en suite

- Expansive great room with sweeping Gulf views
- Numerous access points to the veranda
- Two separate seating areas
- Dining for 8 at table, seating for 8 at the island
- Main kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances
- Stand-alone ice maker and Prep sink
- Office area with daybed that can sleep 1
- Half bath
- Full laundry facilities
- Large King Gulf-front Master bedroom
- U-shaped Master bath with twin vanities, shower and soaking tub

At The Porches, you will find breathtaking natural beauty and discover the awe of Gulf-front living. Begin your day with a walk on the beach; collect shells and treasures that washed on shore during the night. Spend your day on the beach or in the shade, but take time to enjoy the abundant Florida sunshine. Relax because you have time to watch the sunset and then end your day gazing at the wonder of the night sky that you haven’t even noticed for a long time.

This home accommodates 13.

Check out the Cape & Coast app for more activities you can enjoy during your stay. You can find deep sea fishing guides, grocery delivery, restaurants, personal chef, receive emergency notifications and so much more.

This home does allow pets for an additional fee. No events allowed that are over the occupancy of the house or that require a chaperone, and we strictly adhere to a minimum age limit for renters.

Amenities ↑↓

combination tub/shower
restaurants, museums, marina, library, forests, festivals, bay/sound
DVD Player, Cable TV
Television, Satellite / Cable, DVD Player, Books
Washing Machine, Towels Provided, Telephone, Parking, Living Room, Linens Provided, Iron & Board, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Elevator, Garage, Heating, Internet
Handicap Support
Not fully wheelchair supported, Elevator
Full Kitchen, Second Kitchen, Dishwasher, Stove, Cookware, Stand Alone Ice Maker, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Crock Pot, Blender, Beverage Fridge
Oven, Toaster, Refrigerator, Microwave, Kitchen, Dishwasher, Dishes & Utensils, Coffee Maker, Stove
horseback riding, photography, walking, eco tourism, sight seeing, scenic drives, antiquing, beachcombing, bird watching
Desk, Elevator, WIFI, Television, Extra Living Room, Washer & Dryer, Linens Provided, Phone, Ceiling Fans, Iron and Ironing Board, Towels Provided, Air Conditioning, Long distance US/Canada
fitness center, groceries, hospital, medical services
Waterfront, Beachfront, Oceanfront
Covered Parking, Deck, Gas Grill, Garage, Private Beach Walkway, Outdoor Shower
Outdoor Grill, Lawn / Garden, Deck / Patio
surf fishing, sound/bay fishing, surfing, scuba diving or snorkeling, wind-surfing, jet skiing, cycling, deepsea fishing, paragliding, pier fishing, swimming, roller blading, sailing, hiking, golf, fishing
children welcome, non smoking only, pets considered
Minimum Age Limit for Renters

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Reviews ↑↓

Perfect Family Beach House

By: Trip Date: 06/29/2019

The Porches is an absolutely Breathtaking home!!! The layout was perfect for our family, in that there were areas that provided separation for more privacy. The master suite is located on the top floor, which for my needs, was ideal. In previous homes, the bedrooms were located below the living area, so if you went to bed before the rest of your group, you would be able to hear the noise coming from above. This is not the case, at The Porches. We didn’t hear anything coming from the area below, either.

The bedroom areas on the second floor could also be closed off with pocket doors allowing for even more privacy.

We hope to return next July with our first grandchild!!! The layout of those bedrooms will be perfect for my son, his wife, and our new grandchild. The second kitchen, also on this floor, will be a big help since they won’t need to go upstairs to warm bottles, etc.

The furnishings were very comfortable and tastefully chosen. Not the typical indoor/outdoor stuff we have run into in the past.

Overall, the best home we have stayed in so far.

The Porches

By: Trip Date: 06/02/2018

Very nice clean home. Well furnished and maintained. Most beautiful beach front views from every floor. We’ll come back here.

Wonderful vacation at The Porches

By: Trip Date: 06/23/2018

2018 is the 4th time we stayed at the The Porches. 3 vacations and 1 wedding. The Porches is a wonderful beach house and our large family loves staying there.

We love this place. Our family plans to stay at The Porches again in 1 2019.

Great Escape

By: Trip Date: 06/09/2018

Exceptionally clean and well equipped.

Fantastic Stay!

By: Trip Date: 05/19/2018

Such a great location with a spectacular view. The home was just beautiful and accommodating to everyone’s needs. We look forward to coming back again next year.

Porches Review

By: Trip Date: 05/05/2018

Overall, very satisfied.

Exceptional House and Views

By: Trip Date: 04/21/2018

We have been coming to this area for a number of years and this is the the best house we have stayed in. It had everything you need for a great vacation.

Spring Break at The Porches

By: Trip Date: 03/31/2018

We had a wonderful time! The house was great, location was great, and the beach gear we got was exactly what we needed.

Great Stay

By: Trip Date: 09/23/2017

We had a great time and “Porches” is a beautiful, fantastic house. The view is awesome, the beach is awesome , the rental was truly the best ever for us. Thank you.


By: Trip Date: 08/19/2017


The Perfect Beach House

By: Trip Date: 07/15/2017

Great House in Great Location. Nice, big, and close to the beach . Met all expectations, which were high, due to the expense. Great set up for two families . Everything was great except for the cars driving up and down the beach.

Space for 13. Different personalities

By: Trip Date: 06/24/2017

Fantastic house. Even with 13 of us, big enough for alone space if needed. Well equipped, clean, eye pleasing, and Porches to die for.

Beach Trip 2017

By: Trip Date: 06/17/2017

it was wonderful

“The Porches” Beach House – Cape San Blas

By: Trip Date: 06/03/2017

6/26/17 Our family highly recommends The Porches. We have stayed at The Porches for two summers (2016, 2017) and of this writing have already booked a week for 2018.
The Porches is a spacious, beautiful, and well maintained beach house that allows our large family to take full advantage of it’s size – we all can gather together for dinner or games and we can also find cozy places where we can hide away and have some alone time.
The beach access is so convenient and the view from The Porches allows those at the house to watch what’s going on at the beach. Pretty nice for older family members or those who need to stay at the house while a child takes a nap.
We also found that electronic messaging of maintenance issues are handled immediately without any fuss or hassle. We sent a message via cell ph regarding a loose deck board and some protruding nails and it was fixed the next morning before the whole family woke up. I mean the repair man was in and out quick! Cape & Coast Properties is VERY responsive – unlike some of the other places we’ve stayed.
The kitchen is well appointed and has every type of gadget that you might want when cooking – from an elec. griddle to electric mixer. The ice machine was never empty – and believe me, our large family uses a LOT of ice.
We usually only eat out one night during the week – this year we tried the Sand Bucket located on the Cape. The food was good and reasonably priced. It also had a pretty wide selection of choices – sorry, no crab legs:(

I’ll conclude this eval the way I began. Our family highly recommends vacationing at The Porches – for the money you spend on this house, you’ll find that it’s worth every penny!

Great vacation home!!!

By: Trip Date: 05/20/2017

Prior to arriving, I had several questions I sent via email each time I received a response in a very timely manner!

Perfect Week!

By: Trip Date: 05/06/2017

Great week – House was clean and neat.

The Perfect Home for A Perfect Vacation

By: Trip Date: 04/15/2017

This home was absolutely perfect for our group. There is so much space to enjoy and room for everyone to find their favorite spot to relax. The home was everything we hoped for to make our vacation a great experience. It is in very good condition, beautifully furnished and appointed and so comfortable. We loved having an elevator, especially for moving luggage and groceries in and out. The location is great for those who enjoy a quiet, uncrowded beach that is a very short walk from the house. The beach gear included with the rental was a nice bonus and so convenient. We loved dining out at Joe Mama’s pizza and Sunset Coastal Grill. Both were excellent. An afternoon trip to Apalachicola was easy as it’s only a 30 minute drive. We had lunch at Up The Creek Raw Bar and thoroughly enjoyed the food and laid back atmosphere. Our dog was even allowed to join us on the deck! This was such an enjoyable vacation largely due to the wonderful home we had. I highly recommend The Porches!

A 5 Star house on a beautiful beach!

By: Trip Date: 04/01/2017

Eight of us (2 families) really enjoyed our stay. The house was very large and had everything we needed and more. We could have been comfortable with at least another 4 people. We liked getting fish from the market and staying in to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed. The teenagers had their own kitchen on their level for late night snacks. The porches wrap around the house and that’s where we spent lots of time. The beach is steps away by boardwalk which was perfect for our older grandmother. Management company was helpful when we needed them. Overall great, we would go back.

Beach lovers paradise.

By: Trip Date: 11/05/2016

The house and location is perfect. The house is very spacious. We are a family of 11 and there was more than enough room for us all. The house was spotlessly clean and is beautifully furnished. The master suite was amazing with an enormous bathroom. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything you need to feed a large family. The outside porches were very large with lots of deck furniture in very good condition and we ate outside every night. You have incredible views from inside and outside of the house. The walk to the beach was a minute or so from the house boardwalk. The fishing is amazing and the beach is lovely. All in all a fantastic vacation was had by all. We did not want to leave especially our family from the UK. Just perfect! Thank you so much Heather!

What a great month

By: Trip Date: 10/01/2016

Stayed at the porches several times love it the new management group
Is the best everything was spotless. We are planning on next year . Thank you

The Porches Get Away

By: Trip Date: 10/06/2018

The Porches was great; it exceeded our expectations! Hurricane Michael choose to visit Gulf Coast during our week. We were disappointed that we were unable to enjoy the week. Mother Nature is always surprising us.

Manager’s Response: Thank you for your review and we too are sorry you were unable to enjoy the week. Though The Porches sustained some damage, we expect it will be back soon and be better than before. A new pool is being added on the beach side of the house, and we really think you will appreciate all the changes that will be taking place.

Great House for a Week with Family

By: Trip Date: 09/08/2018

Other than a few minor maintenance concerns *, the house was just as described. The size of the house and rooms provided ample space for all guests to share time together or tucked away for some solitude. The kitchen with its large island, allowed the group to prepare meals together. We spent a LOT OF TIME ON THE PORCHES enjoying the scenery.
We will be back.

Family Togetherness on the Beach

By: Trip Date: 07/21/2018

The weather was fantastic! The house spacious even with 7 adults and 7 children, 2 1/2 to 18! Everyone could do what they wanted when they wanted.

Fabulous house!

By: Trip Date: 06/30/2018

Beautiful and spacious home! Had a little problem with the elevator when we arrived but it was fixed promptly. A lot of stairs to climb but overall our stay was great!

The Porches- June 2018

By: Trip Date: 06/16/2018

The house was great! Right on the beach and plenty big enough for our entire family! They provided a pack-n-play and high chair. The baby gates do not fit properly on the stairs so we were unable to use them, with a 10 month old this was difficult at times but we made it work. The beach is really nice and clean. You can sit back and enjoy the view and be able to watch the kids run around with out all the crowds! Building a fire on the beach was great! Only negative for the house was one of the ocean view room had broken blinds so you were not able to see the beautiful water! We were told they had be ordered, but for the amount of money that was spent to rent the house I feel that it should have been fixed before we arrived!

Manager’s Response: Thank you for reviewing The Porches. We are so glad you enjoyed you stay, the beach access and views are remarkable! Very few houses compare with the amount of room as well as 2 kitchens, 2 living areas and surrounded by porches. We do apologize about the blind. Being in a rural area is good for some things such as low density beaches that give you almost a private beach, but a problem when needing parts for specialty blinds. But we apologize the most for that one bedroom was not able to fully enjoy those fabulous views. The part has arrived and we will have it fixed as soon as possible.



Cape and Coast Vacation Rentals
433 Cape San Blas Road
Cape San Blas, FL 32456


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