Reviews

5
based on 61 reviews
Michelle Massingill (Cape San Blas)
We were able to relax and loved the dock

We really our stay at Amelia by the bay...The dock was amazing and the home was super clean. We had everything we needed. The pool and hot tub are perfect and access to the beach is just across the street. This was our first stay on the bay side and we will definitely be back! It is so peaceful!!!

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 11/2019

Cassie
Perfect Location

This house offered the perfect location to get to the beach, the bay and visit the state park. It had everything that our family with small children could need. My kids were very excited when they found the coloring books and board games. They spent all day playing on the beach & pool and then ended the evening coloring or playing checkers. The home was very clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen. We are looking forward to a return trip.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2019

Lane Family
Wonderful place

We went with 3 grown children and their spouses, along with 4 grandkids. We stayed in the RV spot and young folks had the house. Everything they needed was there. The pool and hot tub were fabulous. The scalloping was fantastic too. We caught enough crab for a boil and gumbo. Look forward to going back.

Group  |  stayed in 9/2019

The Grangers (Louisiana)
Immaculate Beach Cottage with rare view of bay & gulf

It is immaculate cottage, they keep it beach themed throughout the house. It’s got 3 bedrooms which consists of: King master bedroom, Queen bedroom for another adult couple and a beautiful white bunk bed for kids with entertainment center and games in the closet and a little books library complete for your beach reading needs so you don’t have to buy or rent a book before coming here! All teal/aqua paint with white trim for crown molding and baseboards, white furnitures, compliment the grey granite countertops and white kitchen cabinets, aluminum finish appliances, this is like my dream home! And the bathrooms so beautiful! With marble-like ceramics as bathtub backsplash, huge white tubs on both bathrooms, grey granite countertops and double sink on the master bathroom, oh what is not to adore about this cottage! I love every finishing touch, so so immaculate! Separate dining room with a huge table and chairs for 6 adults. Don’t forget to mention the patio deck outside the house, front and back overlooking both bay and gulf sides. They also have the adorable swimming pool, hot tub and a hammock that a lady cleaner keep checking to make sure water is up to the brim and clean throughout the week of our stay. Entertainment centers are everywhere in this beautiful cottage, TV on every rooms and the largest in the living room and by the swimming pool. Outside, you can walk to the boardwalk to go kayaking, snorkeling in the bay, launch your boat and many more. Across the road, you can find white sandy beaches looking to the gulf side just walking distance. They provide paddle boards, body boards, sand castle building toys which my son loves, you can also bring your own floatie and whatnot and not worrying that you have to blow it yourself because they’re so thoughtful they have air pressure machine to blow air into floaties. Their amenities are just as complete as the cottage itself. It comes with toilet paper, paper towel, kitchen towels, kitchen utensils and silverwares, plates, bowls, cups, platters, all non-stick copper pans, Char broil grill complete with its propane gas tank. I’m telling you it is immaculate! My dream house in a beach cottage!

Thanks so much for staying at Amelia! We are glad to have had your family as our Guest.

replied by the owner (9/23/2019 2:10:30 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2019

Melanie C. (United States)
Relaxing Retreat

We really enjoyed relaxing in the pool. The close proximity to the bay, beach, and fresh seafood was wonderful.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2019

Tony S.
Amazing Week

This by far has been the best family vacation we have had. The location was perfect and with the added bonus of the pool and hot tube, we spent a great deal more time just hanging out at the house than we have in the past. The kids loved being able to explore snorkeling in the bay or just cruising in the kayak. The property met all of our needs for the week, and then some. Steve & Susan were great host with quick response to all our questions. Only three days back home and we are already planning our trip for next year

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Paul Liles
Peaceful

This is a great property. Very peaceful. Kids loved it.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Jennifer Brakefield
Best of the Beach and the Bay!

The pictures in this case are only half as amazing as this place is in reality!! It truly is the perfect spots of both worlds. As a family of 3 teen boys and two dogs it couldn’t have been anymore perfect! The boys ages 15, 13 and 13 has so much fun with all the activities right there they forgot how mad there were at me when they realized the pool was our very own private oasis and there wouldn’t be “friends” (girls in bikinis) to meet!!! The pool and hot tub area have a covered area with a huge TV and table for movies or music. The husband loved this! The house is clean, plenty of comfy sitting areas, soft sheets and a covered deck with a great view of the bay! Everyday we found more surprises that the owners have for you to use during your stay! The screened hut and fire pit at the dock are perfect. We watched a storm roll in after a day of paddleboards from this spot and were treated with a double rainbow over the bay! Speechless beauty! The walk over to the beach from the house is very short! Honestly there is so little traffic on this beach spot you can be alone!! Like really alone on a beach with your kids and your pups! The owners have a closet with everything: beach toys, chairs, fishing gear... Now it isn’t in a big town. The Piggly Wiggly is the closest grocery (and they don’t sell alcohol...I know I’m still confused on that) however there are places right besides it that sell all your adult beverages. If you plan to eat out remember this is a place that moves at a much slower pace and relax. Overall it was my crew’s favorite beach trip! We are almost afraid to tell everyone how perfect it is here. There is so much to do, it is a very physical vacation spot and also relaxing. Steven and Susan were great at answering questions and truly want everyone to have an amazing time in their home. I read reviews and suggestions before picking their place and they had added or updated everything suggested. It really is the best of beach and bay. Thank you both!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2019

Anonymous
Vacation home with the best of both worlds

Amelia By the Bay has a beautiful view of the bay side and is in walking distance to the beach. We enjoyed spending most of our week in the bay kayaking and snorkeling. While snorkeling, we followed around puffer fish and found some starfish, which we had never done before! The hot tub was nice in the afternoon once it cooled down. The screen house provided us with some shade down at the bay and a place to hang out. We also roasted marshmallows and made smores around the fire pit. On our last day, we spent some time at the state park, which has a beautiful beach. This is one of our favorite places to stay and we will be looking forward to our stay again next year!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Rebecca (United States)
June Stay at Amelia By the Bay

Just came back from a wonderful vacation at Amelia by the bay. The owners are extremely friendly & always a text away if you have a question. The house is fully equipped with almost everything you need at the beach from beach chairs, wagon, beach toys, kayaks, paddle boards & much more. The screen in porch by the dock is a nice added feature. We set out crab traps at the dock (that came w the house) and had a bunch of crabs & hermit crabs. Raw chicken seemed to work the best in the crab traps. My husband was extremely happy that he was able to dock his 24ft center console hydrasport at the dock. we had to watch the tide chart on a daily basis as the tide does get very low. If you take a boat make sure you pay attention to the tide chart!! The guys went deep sea fishing & caught king mackerel, sharks & mahi-mahi! We loved the house & hope to visit again! The Hitchcock family

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2018

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