based on 68 reviews
Tommy and Jo (Georgia)
Trip of a lifetime!

Hate to let you guys know how great this place is because I'm afraid it'll always be booked! We've been coming to the cape twice a year since 1999 and have rented just about everywhere. We rented this bay house years ago before current owners renovated and it was "ok". But, man, Steve and Susan went all out! Probably the most comfortable house we've rented down there. And has everything. Pool, hot tub, big screens, grill, all kind of pots and pans and bowl and storage containers and utensils and on and on and on...This trip we rented a boat from Wefings in Appalachacola. They delivered it on Monday morning to the state park boat ramp and picked it up Friday afternoon. So all we had to do was walk down the dock and get in the boat and fish as long as we wanted to each day. We used the "Fishing Spots" app which was spot on with the best fishing times and tide charts and weather. We caught the limit each day within a 1/2 mile radius of the house. Went out to where the water changed color an drifted in with the SSE winds, using Vudu Vixen 3 inch 1/4 oz shad (from Scallop Cove Bait shop) to catch 16-20 inch trout. Easily one of our best trips of a lifetime. Thanks to Steve and Susan for all of the extras that make this such a wonderful vacation home!

Thanks Tommy and Jo! It was great to have wonderful guest like the two of you. Now I have a great fishing report! We look forward to having you both back soon.

replied by the owner (6/9/2020 4:21:50 PM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 6/2020

Karen Creamer Vaughn
Paradise in the Cape!

First and foremost the hospitality of the homeowners made us feel at ease with our rental choice. They were in touch often and informative....I must say what a gorgeous home and location! The decor was beautiful and modern. The home was super clean on arrival and was stocked with every necessary kitchen utensil and cookware. The pool and hot tub are a super bonus!! We did not want to leave! We will definitely be back to Amelia and will be a forever customer of Steve and Susan. ❤️

Family with older children  |  stayed in 6/2020


We have been renting Amelia for over 15 years. The new updates are amazing! The sea life is incredible! As a pet owner, we were so thankful for the new gate on the deck. Everything was simply perfect! Excellent job Steve and Susan!

Guests with pets  |  stayed in 6/2020

Todd & Robin (Georgia)
Best Vacation Ever!

We came down with 5 family members in two cars because we have stayed in other places in the past that said they were "well-equipped" and were not. Well, when Steve and Susan say well-equipped, they mean it! We only went out to eat the first and last nights, every other night we cooked in and we had everything we needed to make delicious meals. We have two teenagers and they greatly enjoyed the kayaks, boogie boards, and games. The adults enjoyed the hot tub and we were all in the pool every day! Absolutely a beautifully decorated, well maintained lovely home with all the amenities. I hope we can return soon!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 6/2020

Vacation tenant

Great home and great owners. The property was well stocked with plenty of beach and bay items. The hot tub and pool were so great to have with our young children. We would highly recommend the property and look forward to staying again.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2020

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

Michael Simpson (Cape San Blas)
Late Fall getaway.

Great house and location. Close to everything. Great amenities and bay front location. House comes with everything you would need

Mature couple  |  stayed in 11/2019

Ashley Bierman (Auburn )
Amelia is AMAZING!

5 Star all the way! The house is well stocked! Beach towels, beach chairs, kayaks, tv’s everywhere, kitchen is full of any pot or pan you’d need. We were back and fourth from the hot tub to the pool every day. Walking to the doc and enjoying the bay with gulf beach across the road was so awesome! We put our boat in at the state park, paid $11 to get in. It was great being able to hop on the boat anytime and clean fish at the doc. We caught red fish and black drum, puffer fish and trout... saw some sea turtles, sting rays, horseshoe crabs, fiddler crabs all over Pig Island and of course hermit crabs. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows and hot dogs, built a fire on the beach one night and used the fire pit at Amelia almost every night. Owners are so hospitable and have done a fantastic job of making sure guests have everything you need! It was a plus having a refrigerator downstairs in the storage room and a new refrigerator/ appliances upstairs. Lovely views of the bay from the living room, kitchen and deck out back and large deck on the front facing the gulf. It was hard for us to leave Amelia it really feels like home and we look forward to our next trip there. Thanks Susan and Steve for everything!

Group  |  stayed in 11/2019

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

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