based on 58 reviews
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

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

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

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

Kim H. (United States)
Wonderful location to beach and bay

The games, puzzles, and hot tub were a real hit when it started raining. The proximity to the bay and beach were great. We will definitely be coming back.

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 6/2018

Mark and Tae N. (United States)
Amelia By The Bay

On previous trips to CSB we stayed on the gulf side and was looking to see what the Bay side had to offer. Wow, what a surprise. The Dock is a must and the calm crystal clear waters on the bay will keep you occupied for hours. The screen house at the bay is a must of late afternoons. We also spent several nights at the fire pit looking up at the stars. We saw eagles fly over several times during our stay. The hot tub is a great addition to cool off and take in the beauty of the surrounding area. We also enjoyed using the crab traps, kayaks and made our first attempts at paddle boarding! Can't wait to return next year!!!!

Mature couple  |  stayed in 5/2018

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  |  stayed in 4/2018

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