based on 74 reviews
Brian (Louisiana )

Can’t say enough about the rental and the owners ..First class all the way around ..already booked for next year .. beautiful accommodations and scenery ..very laid back ..

Mature couple  |  stayed in 9/2020

Lori (GA)

Wonderful!!! Had an absolutely amazing vacation in CSB and that was made possible by staying at Amelia by the Bay. The house is amazing. We are a family of 5 and 2 dogs. Plenty of seating room for folks to spread out and plenty of room for dog crates/beds as well. Used the dock, kayaks and SUP ALOT! Kids (and one of the dogs) had a great time swimming and paddling around the bay. Beach is also very accessible. I walked the dogs to the beach every morning (except the morning we went the other way to stand in line for doughnuts at Webers - worth it!), but we did drive with the whole family since with small kids you do take a ton of stuff sometimes. Easy walk back with wet dog! Owners were very easy to reach. We are already planning a return trip. If you go during a season when it as wet as it was for us this season, take lots of bug spray. Even going out in the wee hours of the morning to star gaze (great location for it), the mosquitoes will carry you away - part of life by water, especially after a rainy summer. We didn't use the pool as the kids prefer to be at the beach or in the bay, but it is a great looking pool. We did use the hot tub and now my husband is shopping for one - ha! You can't go wrong staying here!!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2020

Tracy (Indiana)
Perfect House

We come to the Cape as much as we can, sometimes 3-5 times per year and this has been one of our favorite homes! Location is wonderful! We brought two boats and kept them at the dock. Beach access was easy. The house had every amenity you could want. The pool was wonderful and we used it daily. Hot tub was great as well. Home was clean and area is very private and quiet. It was a huge bonus having the downstairs fridge. Owners are very nice to work with and go out of their way to be helpful. Will definitely rent this house again!

Group  |  stayed in 8/2020

Sharon and Danny Jenkins (Amelia By the Bay)
A wonderful place

My family loved Amelia by the Bay. The house was clean and very well equipped. We had our boat at the dock all week. This was bery convienent considering When we stayed on the beachside we had to Launch the boat daily. The beach access At the near by Park was easy also. The pool was wonderful. We love Cape San Blas And would definitely book Amelia By The Bay again. We can’t wait to go back!!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 8/2020

Best house on the bay

Great house on the bay and very nice, super helpful owners. Easy access to the bay right where the scallops like to congregate. This is the 2nd time we rented the house and loved the additions of the pool, hot tub, more paddle boards and kayaks, back deck roof, and cement parking. All of the room (kitchen, living room, bedrooms, baths) are roomy and the beds and couches are very comfortable. We didn't tell the owners but we re-arranged the furniture so as to make TV watching more comfortable for 7 of us and allow room for a 6-ft. folding table for my son's desk-top computer and a 4-ft. folding table for puzzles; there was plenty room; of course, we put it all back like we found it. The large TV's in every room with Netflix were great. They provide so much well above expectation -- boogie boards, pool toys, fish nets, an extra frig, even wagons to take all your stuff to the bay, and more. We look forward to our next trip!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 8/2020

Sandra (Tennessee )
Exceptional Home

We enjoyed our visit to the Cape and would definitely rent this lovely home again. Everything was very well maintained and the owners were extremely helpful throughout the entire rental process. Highly recommend this bay side home.

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2020

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

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