Cape San Blas, Florida

Emerald Bay Cabin

Tranquil Bay-side cabin with fire pit, short walk to beach and ample parking!

Due to high visitation and staffing constraints, local area offerings such as restaurants, bars, shopping, and shared amenities may have limited hours or availability. Cell phone and internet service may also be impacted during high visitation periods. Please contact us directly to discuss the impact during your stay dates.

Emerald Bay Cabin is a lovely three-bedroom home, located on the bay side of Cape San Blas, with deeded access to St. Joe Bay from the front of the home, as well as the beach, which is less than a 5-minute walk. With its spacious open floor plan and spectacular outdoor space that includes boat parking and cleaning access, this home is the perfect launching pad for your Forgotten Coast adventure!

The well-appointed kitchen features stainless steel appliances and everything necessary to prepare a gourmet meal for the family to enjoy at the six-seat dining table. Guests can have cocktails on the home's wrap-around deck, while taking in the splendid bay views. The living room comes replete with a flat screen TV, access to the deck, seating for seven, a vaulted ceiling, as well as a wall of windows from which to enjoy the water view.

At the end of the day, guests can retire to one of the two first floor bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with bunk beds that can sleep four. There is also a full-bath and laundry room on this floor. The second level features a king-sized primary bedroom, with an en suite bathroom. You can even catch a glimpse of the Gulf from here!


First Floor:
• Kitchen
• Dining area
• Living Room with Flat-Screen TV
• Full bath
• Queen-sized bedroom
• Double-bunk bedroom
• Laundry room
• Deck Space

Second Floor:
• Primary king-bedroom
• En-suite bathroom

Your reservation includes $250 worth of beach gear. That's right! Rent a beach wagon, beach chairs, umbrellas, paddle boards and more for your stay. Your $250 credit will go a long way!

We are happy welcome up to 2 dogs for an additional non-refundable pet fee of $200. For guests bringing their boat, there is a public boat launch at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which provides access to both the Bay and Gulf about a mile from the home.

Please note that guests must be at least 25 years of age to rent this property.


31 Reviews
4.94 out of 531 Reviews
Loved the app, beach gear rental and communication.
LeslieNovember 2021
House was in excellent condition. Very clean with all the amenities.
LindaOctober 2021
ChristinaOctober 2021
Great customer service!
AllysonOctober 2021
alisaAugust 2021
Quick and easy to work with. Quick to respond with any questions we had.
MichaelJuly 2021
EricJuly 2021
Great stay! House was well equipped, clean, and perfect for a family vacation! NR provided everything we needed to enjoy the stay.
AmityJuly 2021
Loved the house and convenience to bay and beach.
Edward A.June 2021
It was an excellent cabin having everything we need for a family of 7. Very neatly designed and comfortable. Lots of fun things to do around. The rental kayak were delivered to the door. Local team were friendly and accommodating. It was one of our best memory! Already recommended to friends
FangJune 2021
Overall our stay was wonderful. We just recommend for the price charged for cleaning that some attention to detail items should of been done. Other than that we were satisfied and happy.
MargieMay 2021
Great facilities, kitchen well-equipped, cleaner than most rentals, and contact was perfectly appropriate
KatherineApril 2021
Efficient check in, nice property. Only minor issues.
EmilyApril 2021
ThomasApril 2021
KellyApril 2021
AliciaMarch 2021
LibbyMarch 2021
CathyDecember 2020
The attention to detail, ease of communication and pleasant representatives made this such an amazing experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the Natural Retreats' assistance and would love to vacation again with your help!
JenniferSeptember 2020
TalithaSeptember 2020
ColinAugust 2020
We loved Emerald Bay cottage! It was a perfect home away from home for us. The beach was a short and easy walk away, we spent most of our time there. We also loved watching sunrises on the bay and sunsets on the gulf. The kitchen was well stocked, outside shower amazing, beds comfortable, and views amazing. Can’t wait to be back!
NelliJuly 2020
Your quick and professional response to the issues with the house we rented was appreciated.
KELLYJuly 2020
AshleyJune 2020
PhilippJune 2020
WilliamMarch 2020
house was clean and well stocked. If I ever needed anything the response was fast and efficient
MarieMarch 2020

Great Family Rental with Tons of Options

We rented the Emerald Bay Cabin in June of 2019. Our family of 5 had plenty of room. We have 3 kids between 7 and 2 years old. The kids' favorite feature was the bunk bed room. In fact, when we first arrived they played there for an hour while my wife and I unpacked the car. Also, having the extra space was nice in the afternoons when everyone needed a break from the heat. The kids could nap, read, or play games in separate rooms. We're not a big TV family on vacation, but the cable and WiFi was a nice convenience. The kitchen was the best equipped of any rental I've stayed in. Cookware, knives, dishware everything was thought of. (My wife was so happy that they even have a lemon squeezer.) There's enough supplies to cook any kind of meal for a large group and a big enough refrigerator to store a week's worth of groceries. The gas grill worked perfectly for us and we enjoyed having coffee in the mornings on the deck while watching the sunrise over the bay. Lastly, the location was convenient to the bike path, the beach, the bay, and the state park which was our favorite thing to see in Cape San Blas. We also rented bikes and a stand up paddleboard from a local shop who dropped them off and picked them up for us at the cabin. I enjoyed paddle boarding and fishing from the bay during the afternoons when the kids were resting. After dinner each night we would walk or bike to the beach for the sunsets which were amazing. We definitely plan on renting here again.
Andy 81December 2019

Minor inconveniences but overall good

We have just returned from a family vacation at Emerald Bay cabin. We had a rather large group of 8 and the house was very comfortable for us. The location is nice, only a few blocks from the public beach access, but far enough to drive if you have a lot of gear. The place was very clean and nice looking inside, even better than what I expected from the photos. We loved the open floor plan and the large dining table. There was enough seating for everyone in the house. The beds and linens were of impressive quality and extremely comfortable. The kitchen had enough cooking utensils and whatnot, but did not have basics like pepper, olive oil/cooking spray, or butter (it did have salt). The outdoor shower was amazing, and we loved enjoying the covered outdoor area under the house (except the mosquitoes here are literal maniacs so don’t forget bug spray!!!). There were plenty of games and books for entertainment, but the TV remote was only working intermittently, even with new batteries. It seemed to be a problem with the remote itself, and was extremely frustrating, making it nearly impossible to change the channel. Also, someone has put parental controls on the cable service and anything that carried a rating at all, even G, was blocked. The property manager did his best but did not know the code to remove the controls. We could not even watch Finding Nemo. Also, the grill did not work (lighter was broken, even with a new battery) and it looked as if it had not been cleaned it quite some time. This was addressed by the property manager and a reasonable solution was given with a lighter and more propane. Immediately prior to our arrival, there was a large storm that unfortunately knocked out the power so we arrived to some inconveniences with the TV, internet and oven needing to be reset. That was no problem, but it also unfortunately knocked out the control system for the hot water heater. The property manager was extremely responsive to all of these issues and did his best, but we still had to go one night without any hot water which was kind of rough. We were initially promised some free activities like fishing and horseback riding, but no further mention of this was made. Despite these inconveniences, we were still able to enjoy our stay and had a great time. I appreciated the quick responses to our maintenance requests. I would definitely consider staying here again, but would just be sure to check that everything is in good working order upon arrival.
SharonXAugust 2019

Wonderful vacation!

Super nice house, fully equipped, many details, beautiful bay view, short walk to beach - we enjoyed it so much!
Phil 70August 2019

Great Home! Beautiful Views!

This home is such a different home than what we have on the Cape. It is a cabin sat right down in the middle of the beach. This is a beautiful home and perfect for a small family to visit. This home has beautiful views of the bay. The master bedroom is an oasis with a private balcony. The bunk room is a wonderful area for the kids. I would definitely recommend this house.
tessi1217August 2018
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