These cabins are cute and in a great location. We stayed in the Lookout for a 2 night "unplugged" weekend. It was one room with a queen bed, a cute round glass dining table and two comfortable chairs. The TV was small and not a huge channel selection but we weren't there to watch TV. The sunrise was beautiful over the bay and we could see it from bed. The nature trail is cute - but don't expect something out of National Geographic. Overall we had a great time and recharged. I would recommend and just may come back for a family vacation with my niece and nephews.
We stopped in to visit older relatives who were staying in one of the Old Salt Works cabins. We could not have been more disappointed for them. Their one room cabin had stairs that were in desperate need of repair-they were rickety, uneven with many nails sticking out, torn screens, bad carpeting, and appliances that did not work. Rustic and charming are not words we would use. The flora and fauna were in desperate need of a trim. The cabin next door looked like a garbage dump. And, the worst part was that they paid way too much; they could have had a nice condo in one of the spots farther up the Cape for what they paid per week. We feel the owners took advantage.
We stayed back in April and had the worse experience. The cabins were talked up to be nice yet rustic. When we arrived late at night..we learned the definition of rustic for sure. It was nothing more than 4 walls put together with a divider. Which would have been ok had we been prepared. The cabin stunk and I had to buy air freshener just to tolerate it. We never met the owners. Couldn't complain if we wanted too. Bad storms rolled in..they never once came to check on us to advise of the tornado warnings. My brother called to tell me. Which cell phones service was limited. The flies were so bad couldn't walk to car without being attacked. Finally, I had all I could take of poorness and neglect that we packed up and left. Got a room in Panama City and didn't look back. I love to camp in a tent but this was to be better than a tent.. ha! It was horrible. To locate beaches there was no one around to even tell us how to get to them. Will not ever be back!!
This was our first trip to the Port St. Joe/ Cape San Blas area and we really enjoyed our stay. My wife and I along with our 2 boxers Maddie and Emma stayed at the Guest house cabin for 4 nights. We found the accommodations as sufficient for our needs. We are not real big on luxury accommodations as long as it is it clean, comfortable, and cool. It was very clean and cool and plenty of room. It was a one bedroom with queen size bed, one bath, kitchen with all appliances, full size washer and dryer, cable tv, (no flatscreen) dining area and den along with fireplace. One feature we enjoyed was the screened in porch that overlooked the bay. Let's face it...it sits on the bay...the bugs are ridiculous...you can't even go to the car or take the dogs out for bathroom breaks without bug spray.
The location was good. You were 10 to 15 minutes from Port St Joe...15 to 20 minutes to Apalachicola...10 minutes to state park on the cape.
We had a blast and would return to the area and this property.
We usually camp at St Joe's Peninsula State Park but decided to try something different this spring. We chose the Captain's Quarters at Old Salt Works Cabins! What a great choice. There were 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a full kitchen, living room and dining room. It was cold when we visited but the central heat worked just great! I think the cabin was recently partially remodeled.
We waded out in the bay and swam at the Gulf across the street near the fire station at the Park. The bike trail was very nice and we rode about a mile to the park to access the beach. We also fished by the "stumps" near "the rocks". Since it was too cool to swim every day we took advantage of the weather and hiked in the state park at the entrance and to the fire tower. We found lots of shells at the gulf and in the bay behind the cabins.
I love the location of the cabins...in the wooded area. It would have been nice to have more information about the salt works that were there and up and down the coast during the civil war. One day when the wind was calm there were "no see ums" pestering us. There is a book in the cabin with information about history and things to do and see. The owner and caretakers were very nice.