Give the Gift of a Cape San Blas Vacation This Year

If you’re still pondering what to get that special someone in your life, we have come up with a super great idea — a Cape San Blas vacation to Florida!

Too many people spend their cold winters sitting around dreaming about warmer temperatures but do nothing about it. Don’t let this be another one of those year’s when you have the power to do something about it. Treat that special someone to the best winter escape ever!

Give the Gift of a Cape San Blas Vacation This Year

There’s plenty of things to do here to stay active during a winter vacation in Cape San Blas Florida. There won’t be much sitting around like up north and there definitely won’t be any snow shoveling!

Some of the popular wintertime activities in and around Cape San Blas include horseback riding along the beachfront and exploring the state parks and national forests. Whether you bike, run, or walk these are awesome areas worth exploring. There’s just nothing else quite like spending time in nature.

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Where to go horseback riding on Cape San Blas

Broke-A-Toe
Year round riding by reservation only. Couple’s packages, moonlit rides and trail rides. Call 850-899-7433 for reservations.

The Rockin M Ranch
Horseback and pony rides on the beach. By reservation only. Beginner-friendly lessons Sept. through March. Call 850-227-6117 for reservations.

Where to Find National Parks and Wildlife Refuge in FL

Where to Find National Parks and Wildlife Refuge

Apalachicola National Forest
Stateroad 13, Bristol, FL 32358
(850) 643-2282

John Gorrie Museum State Park
46 6th St, Apalachicola, FL 32320
(850) 653-9347

St. George Island State Park
1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, Saint George Island, FL 32328
(850) 927-2111

St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge
3100 County Road 30A (14 Mile), Port St. Joe, FL
(850) 653-8808

T.H. Stone St. Joseph’s Peninsula State Park
8899 Cape San Blas Rd, Port St Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-1327

Give the Gift of a Cape San Blas Vacation This Year

If you’re still in the planning stages of your winter getaway gift idea and you’re looking for that perfect place to stay, give us a call at Sunset Reflections (850-227-1508 or 877-265-4252). You’re sure to love the specials we have on our holiday vacation rentals. We look forward to your call!

Happy holidays from all of us!

 

Where to Dine This Thanksgiving

If you’ve decided this the year you’re going to treat yourself and your family to a Thanksgiving dinner out, we have some great suggestions. The holiday will be here before you know it and we still have holiday vacation rentals available if you have last minute guests dropping in. This is such a beautiful time of year to travel and spend the holiday with friends and family. So, if you don’t want to cook this year, try out one of the following locations nearby.
 
Where to Dine This Thanksgiving
Sunset Coastal Grill
602 Hwy 98, Port Saint Joe, FL
Phone (850) 227-7900
This year Sunset Coastal Grill will have 4 seatings so this Thanksgiving experience will be better than ever. Seatings are at 11:00, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30.  The price is $36 for Adults, $30 for Seniors (65+) and 14 for Children (4-12).  Reservations are required.
 
Sister’s Restaurant
236 Reid Ave, Port Saint Joe, FL
Phone (850) 229-7121
Join us for lunch for our traditional Thanksgiving! Turkey and dressing, Baked Ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, cream corn, turnip greens, baby limas, honey glazed carrots, homemade cranberry sauce. And don’t forget our delicious homemade desserts!! Pumpkin pie, strawberry cake, pumpkin cake and more!! We start severing at 11:00!
 
The Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill
980 Cape San Blas Rd, Port Saint Joe, FL
Phone: (850) 229-4227
Let us prepared a Thanksgiving Dinner for 8 persons which includes 10-12 lb. Smoked Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Herb Dressing, Green Bean Casserole, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Yeast Dinner Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie. For the total cost of $100.00. All of the items are made in the restaurant. The meal will be picked up on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. All you have to do is heat it up the next day. You house will smell great and you can take all the credit for making a delicious Thanksgiving Feast. Call us at 850-229-4227 or drop by to reserve your dinner before Sunday, Nov. 19.
 
All of us at Sunset Reflections wish you and your family a delightful Thanksgiving holiday!

 

Escape the Cold this Winter in Our Winter Rentals

With the arrival of autumn it’s time to decide where to find that winter vacation rental you were looking forward to. The colder winter temperatures will settle in across most of the country before you know it as the days are already getting shorter. When you spend your winter in Cape San Blas, Florida, you are spared the frigid temperatures and deep snow of the north. Just imagine spending those cold months in a home with a heated private pool and hot tub!

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Autumn and winter months are some of the best times to be in Cape San Blas when the summer crowds have long since returned home. It’s the best location to enjoy a relaxed holiday season where you let your family come to your house for a change.

Our winter rates on vacation rentals are competitive with any area luxury hotel. Enjoy the great prices during the winter months with all the amenities and luxurious comforts but not the price. Our rentals are fully furnished, beautifully decorated and include cable TV, free high speed Internet, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer and more. Many of our properties include heated outdoor private pools and hot tubs.

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This is the time to make your reservation for that winter escape if you haven’t already done so. Those who act fast get their choice of the best properties. All of our rentals are popular with our winter guests and we can help you find the ideal property for you and your family, too.

You don’t have to put up with another winter of ice and snow. Come to Cape San Blas and staying in our toasty warm vacation rentals for a couple weeks, a couple months or the entire winter. There’s plenty to do here to keep busy, too. Besides shopping and golf, you can play tennis, shuffleboard, pickleball, go fishing and plenty more!

To book a winter vacation rental, make your reservations on our website , or call our Sunset Reflections reservationists toll free at 877-805-7794 at your convenience. We will be glad to help plan that winter escape!

 

What To Do If You Encounter a Hurricane While On Vacation

Nobody wants to experience a hurricane while enjoying a vacation but the fact of the matter is it happens. Hurricanes are inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst. Read on to learn what to expect if you should encounter a hurricane while on vacation.

Hurricane season lasts from May through November and those along the east coast are most at risk. With this knowledge in mind, plan accordingly. Get travel insurance if it’s an option. Become knowledgeable in what to do if a hurricane approaches you while on vacation.

What To Do If You Encounter a Hurricane While On Vacation

What to Expect

A hurricane is basically a super storm. The elements — wind, thunder, lightning and heavy rain — arrive in more extreme measure and duration. Flooding may occur in areas close to sea level.

Stay tuned in to local media such as radio, TV, online sites and social media. Keep current with the news reports. Know that a hurricane can take out transmission lines so information may get cut off at any time.

How to be Prepared

• If you’re a guest at a resort, look to the management for guidance and follow their directions to safety.

• If you’re on your own, hopefully you’ve already prepared an emergency kit. Locate it and plan to evacuate to higher ground.

• Never drive through standing water if you’re unable to know how deep it is.

• A hurricane’s duration depends on wind speed and often it travels a circular route so you may feel the impact twice.

• The center of a hurricane is called the eye and it offers a respite from the torrential storm but it’s temporary. Stay indoors until the second pass moves by.

• Keep your passport and ID on your person.

• Help children, the elderly and infirm without putting yourself at risk.

If you have any questions or concerns about an upcoming stay with us at Sunset Reflections don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to address any issues you may be concerned about.

Things To Do This Fall in and Around Cape San Blas

As the end of summer winds down many vacationers are returning home. Children need to prepare for the return to school and their parents go back to work. But one of the great things about Cape San Blas, Florida is anytime of the year is a great time to vacation here! We never go out of season!
 

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With the arrival of Autumn comes plenty of events you just don’t have access to at any other time. For many, this is their favorite time of year to visit the area as the heat of summer is starting to cool off just a bit.

Don’t miss Port-Ober Fest taking place from 3-7 p.m. on September 23, 2017. The event is held at 308 Reid Avenue in Port St. Joe, FL. The Gulf Chamber of Commerce sponsors this German-style party on Reid Ave. Join us for food and drinks, contest and games, local vendors, vintage cars, and live music from the Polka Dots and other musical guests.

 
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It’s not too late to make plans to enjoy an early October vacation. The Scallop & Music Festival is going on the first weekend, October 6-7, 2017 at the George Core Park in St. Joe. This is a popular event offering arts and craft vendors, educational exhibits, a popular kid zone & many great food vendors. The 2-day event is an enjoyable experience for all. Come enjoy sweet southern-fried scallops, fried scallop dinners and more to take home and cook or eat there. The Chamber of Commerce also sells frozen scallops at the festival! Now the new home of the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, George Core Park, provides the ideal location for this fall event.

On October 7 Bay Day is being held at St. Joseph Bay Buffer Preserves, 3915 State Road 30-A (C-30), Port St. Joe. A day with plenty to see and do. Come experience a Low Country Shrimp Boil! In addition, trips to the uplands in the Buffer Preserve are always available. For more information call (850) 229-1787, ext 1.

How to Unplug and Enjoy Your Next Vacation

When it comes to family vacations you’ll be delighted by the large assortment of family friendly vacation rentals we have to offer at Sunset Reflections. Select your ideal accommodations right from our website and your vacation will be well underway.

We believe everyone in your family should be fully present to get the most out of your vacation time together. That’s hard to do when there’s a mobile device in everyone’s hand. Hard, but not impossible. It would be a shame to return home after a week away on vacation and have no memories because you remained plugged into your devices the entire time.

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We realize it’s a lot to ask to have you and the kids leave your phones, pads and laptops at home. So why not set aside a period of time – one or two hours – each day when everyone plugs in at once to get their “internet fix.” When the hour is up, you’re done until the next day. As a family, go out and enjoy the sandy beach and blue ocean water…but leave your mobile devices in the room!

At first it might feel awkward. You’re used to having that device in your pocket or purse. Without even realizing it, you’ve come to expect it to vibrate or ring and so you’re always on alert. But after a little while, surrounded by all the beauty this area has to offer, it will be the last thing on your mind as you slip into vacation mode.

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Now think about all the things you’re able to do when you don’t have that wireless connection tying you down. Enjoy the miles of unspoiled sandy beaches, nature walks, and wide bike paths. Delight your children with a visit to Rockin M Ranch to do some guided horseback riding. Spend the day out on a charter boat doing some fishing and let the kids experience getting “the big one” on their fishing line. This is how you make lasting memories! There’s plenty of golf and tennis to be played here and unlimited shopping excursions, as well.

With plenty of vacation properties available, we’re sure to have the perfect accommodations for you and your family. Check us out online or give us a call at (877) 265-4252 today!

Family Friendly Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas

When you’re coming to the Cape San Blas, Florida and you’re looking for family friendly vacation rentals we can put you up in style. A Cape San Blas vacation rental from Sunset Reflections will make sure you and your family will have everything you need for that much needed vacation filled with fun and relaxation.

Family Friendly Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas
All of our vacation rentals come with an assortment of amenities that often include such things as private heated swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzi’s, DVD players, large screen TVs, Internet access as well as beachfront access and awesome coastal views. You’ll have your own kitchen and spacious living areas in whatever rental you choose and will save you a bundle of cash on having to dine out for all of your meals.

Want to bring your four-legged family members, too? Not a problem! We have a large variety of pet friendly vacation rentals in Cape San Blas that are sure to please the animal in your family. Get ready to enjoy long walks on pet-friendly beaches. They’re a great way for everyone to get a little exercise during your next vacation.

Family Friendly Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas
We have many luxurious family friendly rentals that are located in the heart of Cape San Blas with nice wide beaches and beautiful water. You’ll find it’s easy walking to get ice cream cones for the kids or to pick up the forgotten loaf of bread or sunscreen.

If you’re hoping to play some golf on your vacation you won’t be disappointed. The golf courses in the St. James Bay and St. Joseph’s Bay area are the perfect place for golfers to gain an appreciation of Florida’s Forgotten Coast. For the non-golfers, Cape San Blas area is home to two state parks, a national park, a number of museums, and miles of unspoiled beaches. There’s also horseback riding, scuba diving, bicycle exploration, jogging and walking trails to occupy what just may be your best vacation ever.

Come and see us!

Our Spacious Vacation Rentals Outclass Hotels

Vacation rentals are the leading trend for accommodations when it comes to vacationing, especially at the beach. Our Sunset Reflections Vacation Rentals have become the preferred accommodations for families of any size looking for a comfortable place where their family can comfortably stay while they’re in Cape San Blas. All of our spacious vacation rentals are capable of providing so much more than the comfort and luxury that hotels are known for.

Our Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas Outclass Hotels

There are plenty of advantages you can enjoy when choosing Sunset Reflections Vacation Rentals as opposed to a typical hotel or motel for your family’s accommodations. More often than not even the smallest vacation home has at least two bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining area, private bathroom and an ample size living room for your family to relax in. Compared to an ordinary hotel room, vacation rentals have more space, privacy and all the amenities you can get from hotels and similar types of accommodations and in some cases, even more.

Our Vacation Rentals in Cape San Blas Outclass Hotels

If you’ll be in the area don’t miss the annual St. George Island Charity Chili Cookoff and Red Pepper Run. It takes place on March 7, 2017 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in downtown St. George Island. Estimated to be attended by up to 5,000 people, many will be participating in several of the following contests:

  • Golf Tournament
  • 5K Red Pepper Run
  • Crock Pot Chili
  • Miss Chili Pepper
  • Mister Hot Sauce
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Auction

For more information about the day’s events, call 850-927-2753.

 

 

What It’s Like to Visit Cape San Blas

If you want to visit a vacation paradise this upcoming summer we know just the place. You’ll love Cape San Blas, located near Port St. Joe, along the Florida Panhandle’s Emerald Coastline. Spend a vacation with us at Sunset Reflections and you’ll be able to enjoy the miles of spatious and pristine, white sand beaches to enjoy any time the mood strikes you.
 
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Our condo rentals in Cape San Blas will provide you with luxurious accommodations that are beautifully furnished with everything you’ll require for a very comfortable stay.
 
Among the attractions in the area don’t miss out on trying water sports such as fishing, kayaking and boating. The restaurants in the area serve fresh Florida seafood that will be unlike any seafood you’ve ever had before. The Cape San Blas Lighthouse is a landmark all visitors must see. Relocated and often rebuilt due to eroding seas, this is a stunning 101-foot-tall, 131-step lighthouse with two accompanying buildings. You can see the top of the tower from Cape San Blas Road and if you don’t mind walking a mile along the beach you can get a better look.
 
What It's Like to Visit Cape San Blas
Be sure to take advantage of the horseback riding along the beaches of Cape San Blas. If you’ve never ridden horses along the water’s edge you’re in for a fun filled time of it. Check out the St. Joseph Peninsula State Park on the Gulf of Mexico across the bay from Port St. Joe, where you can swim, sun and play on 9.5 miles of snow-white sand beaches with clear, aqua-blue waters. Offering miles of untamed coast, 35-foot-high sand dunes, maritime forests, and abundant wildlife, it’s not surprising that many people want to keep this park to themselves. The park is rated as one of the best state parks in the U.S. and one of the best beaches in the nation.
 
When you’re making vacation plans to visit the area, take a look at our condo rentals in Cape San Blas. We know you’re going to love what we have to show you.
 

5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

When you’re stumped on what to give for Christmas — whether to a co-worker, golf buddy, or family member — you’ll want to give gifts that people will really enjoy. All of us at Sunset Reflections have a list of five of the top Christmas gifts that will be as much fun giving as they will be with being received!
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

1. Giving the gift of your time is a priceless treasure. We all have things we just can’t get to or don’t want to. Think about matching up a need someone has with a talent you’ve been blessed with. Or how about babysitting so they have a night out. From snow shoveling to cake decorating to hosting a party for someone, you can’t go wrong when you give the gift of your time.
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

2. A Chocolate Lover’s gift basket will be appreciated by nearly anyone that loves chocolate. Fill it with things you’ve made yourself — chocolate cookies, chocolate bonbons, chocolate dipped coffee spoons and for a special touch wrap them in cellophane with a bow, hot chocolate mix, and chocolate covered espresso beans.
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

3. The golfer on your list would enjoy receiving a Golf Lovers gift basket filled with personalized golf tees, golf balls, club covers, a visor, a small towel, and a can cooler are sure to please.
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

4. A Fisherman’s Basket can be a large basket or tackle box filled with assorted lures, leaders, long nose fishing pliers, fishing line, a guide to the best local fishing spots and a gift certificate for a day on a fishing charter. What’s not to love!
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year

5. Gardener’s on your list will enjoy receiving a hand stenciled bucket or galvanized watering can filled with useful items like gardening gloves, a new trowel or other specialty garden tool, bulbs for forcing indoors, a garden hat for sun protection and other garden-related knick-knacks.

It shouldn’t be difficult to put together a list of related items for any interest someone has. You can do one-stop shopping if you go to the specialty store that caters to whatever interest they may have.
 
5 Top Christmas Gifts for Gift Giving This Year
At Sunset Reflections we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year!