based on 49 reviews
Carol Johnson (USA)
We Love Amelia By The Bay!

There is so much to love about Amelia By The Bay. This was our third stay and we will definitely return. The home is attractive, comfortable and well stocked with anything you can think of to make your stay enjoyable. The store and fish market about a mile away have about anything you could need. We have visited here with extended family with small children and the house is set up well for that too. We love the dock for fishing, and a relaxing place to sit at the end of a day of visiting the beach. The front and back decks also offer a relaxing seat either in the sun or the shade, often eagles and ospreys fly over head. The St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, located nearby at the end of the cape, is a treasure we just love visiting. Experiencing the beauty of Cape San Blas with less of the hustle and bustle of more commercial locations along the Gulf Coast is the reason we love staying at Amelia By The Bay. Steve and Susan couldn't be better hosts to ensure a perfect vacation. We feel pretty lucky to have found this gem and can hardly wait to return!

Mature couple  |  0  |  stayed in 4/2018

Mark & Evie M. (United States)
Wonderful place to relax.

This was our first visit to Amelia and I have to say it surpassed everything we thought from the photos on the website. It was peaceful, we loved the bay side and the Gulf side which was only a short walk away. Absolutely loved my first experience kayaking in the bay. The shallow water was perfect for our fist time-- no worries! It is a very quiet place but has sidewalks down the road for biking or walking the dog (yep, she was welcome there). Groceries were not too far away for an emergency run with larger stores in a nearby town. There were a few places to eat close by for when we didn't want to cook too. The rooms are large with plenty of space to spread out in the common areas. The decks were great for outdoor cooking and watching the sunrise and sunsets. So was the hot-tub! Overall, this was a lovely get-away and we will return!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 4/2018

Margaret M. (United States)
Pleasant, clean, and well stocked home on the Bay

We had a great time at Amelia on the Bay! The owners were very helpful and checked in on us via phone message once we arrived to make sure everything was going well and if we needed anything. The home was clean, well stocked, and also had a new hot tub! We really enjoyed the use of the paddleboards, kayaks, and crab traps. I recommend to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing vacation!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2018

Cody D. (United States)
The Perfect Little Getaway

I don’t think we could have found a better spot! It was nice to have access to both the bay and the beach. The beach is an easy walk on foot that took us no time to get there. Also, the pier on the bayside is gorgeous! We lit a fire out there on the fire pit and overall I think I might like the bay side a little more than the beach, but we loved having access to both! The house itself is kept well and was clean when we arrived. Everyone slept comfortably and the internet worked fairly well throughout the week. Not much more we could have asked for! Will definitely be coming back!

Group  |  stayed in 3/2018

Jerry C (United States)

Amelia is absolutely one of the best homes and locations on Cape San Blas if not the Forgotten Coast! Easy access to both the Gulf and St. Joe Bay. The home is spacious, clean, private and close to everything you’ll need to have a fun vacation. Steve and Susan are very accommodating and committed to making your stay a great one. Amelia is definitely worth checking out!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 1/2018

Bill and Linda N. (United States)
Great clean nicely decorated home

We stayed at Amelia By the Bay the last of October through the first of November and the weather was in the 70's five of the seven days we were there. The bay was beautiful and clear. Scully's Slow Country Boil is just a block away. The public beach access is just 3/10ths of a mile away. It is dog friendly (must keep your pet on a leash) and our little Cairn loved it. We will definitely consider going back.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 11/2017

Cristie S. (United States)
Peaceful and relaxing

This rental house is so beautiful with lots to do. It feels like home. They have everything you need to enjoy your time. Enjoy your time kayaking, stand up paddle board, or late night bonfire on the Bay. You can go crabbing and fishing of the Pier. The beach is only a walk away to enjoy with the family, or a romantic walk during the sunset! I am already planning on another trip. Thank yall for a wonderful time!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2017

Randy B. (United States)
Week in late October 2017

Everyone in our group children and adults loved the stay at Amelia. The public access to the beach worked out very well and was more convenient than I expected. i loved the long dock and screen porch that is located right by the bay. I was able to stow all my fishing gear there instead of lugging it from the house. The kayaks and sup's were lots of fun. We hope to plan another stay here in the future... Randy from Tennessee

Family with young children  |  stayed in 10/2017

Mark P.

5 of 5 Had a great stay. Nicely equipped and clean. A Little shade on the back deck would be nice, but not required. We will definitely consider booking for next year. We really appreciate dog friendly and so did our two labs. We wore them out.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 9/2017

Susan H.
The most laid back quiet vacation ever!

Beautiful home conveniently located near the bay. The dock and kayaks were the highlight of the trip. We loved exploring and seeing all of the wildlife. We paddled about a mile out into the bay and fished. We had a 4 foot hammerhead shark aproach our kayak and a huge turtle not long after. We caught different types of fish and enjoyed them for dinner. The cleaning station on the dock is perfect! The floor plan of the home is ideal and open for families. The kitchen had everything I needed for cooking. The A/C is cold! I was super impressed that this area is not grown up and touristy which was defined a draw! Thank you again for sharing your home.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2017

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