Teresa's Beach Vacation Rental Homes
Cape San Blas, FL    850-229-1522
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Vacation Rentals are OPEN
Gulf County Beaches are OPEN

There are some guidelines associated with the opening of rentals. View the full plan HERE. 
Teresa's Beach Homes is following the CDC recommended guidelines for cleaning. A copy of our guidelines will be e-mailed to the week leading up to your arrival. If you would like a copy prior to this please
E-mail Terri for a copy. 

Check-In is now 5PM Eastern for all homes except Grey Whale&Oaks Rest Barn which are 4PM Central. 
Check-out is now 9AM Eastern for all homes except Grey Whale& Oaks Rest Barn which are 9AM Central.
This is currently valid for all reservations now through September 31, 2020 and is subject to change. 

Cancellation Policies / Pandemic Shutdowns: 

Reservations are subject to rescheduling only should mandates or orders prevent Teresa's Beach Homes Vacation Rentals from operating. All other situations are subject to our normal cancellation policy. 

Cancellation policy from your rental agreement: 

Cancellation Policy: Advance payments will not be refunded for cancellations unless the home is re-rented for the same time period for the same rental income. If the property is re-rented the advance payment (less a $150 cancellation fee, plus any difference in rental income) will be refunded upon receipt of payment from the new guest.
We do not refund for weather except mandatory evacuations You will be refunded for mandatory evacuations nights only.

If you wish at any time to cancel your reservation please 


If there is another shut down what happens?
If Teresa's Beach Homes is unable to operate due to mandates and/or orders we will help guests reschedule their vacations to a different date and move 100% of what they have paid towards that new reservation.

What if they close the beaches?
Well, if "they" (this would be a county commissioner decision, not a governor or state decision) close the beaches they're likely telling us that they want to limit or prevent tourism to our area. While it is my personal opinion that it is unlikely this will happen again, this would fall under our rescheduling clause.

My state is listed on Florida's "Do Not Travel" or "Quarantine" list, What do I do?
If your state ends up on one of these lists Teresa's Beach Homes will reach out to you and help you reschedule your vacation. Currently only the tri-state area of NY, NJ, and CT are included.

My work place has stated I must quarantine upon returning from Florida. What should I do?
The best thing to do is to contact me as soon as you know that you will not be able to travel during your vacation week so that I can attempt to get your week rebooked. Assuming that I can rebook your week you will receive a refund under our normal cancellation policy. Please contact me and we will discuss this on a per situation basis.

Well... We don't know what we don't know, unfortunately, and we cannot go down the hypothetical path with you. We have policies in place which you can view above and you can find travel insurance information on the front of your rental agreement.

Can I Cancel My Vacation?
Yes, you are always able to cancel your vacation. It simply falls under the cancellation policy. Please refer to your rental agreement for cancellation policies. As of today 7/30/20 bookings are in high demand and the likelihood of a 2020 reservation rebooking is very likely. However, people are also only planning about 4 weeks in advance with the exception of summer 2021 which is also booking extremely fast. This means it's a pretty good assumption you will get a nearly full refund in accordance to our cancellation policy assuming I rebook your week. 

What about Facemaks and Social Distancing?
Currently facemasks are not required in Gulf County, but are highly encouraged to be worn by all visitors and locals while inside any business or in any situation in which social distancing is not possible. Face Masks are required in Apalachicola city limits, Port St Joe city limits, and Panama City Beach city limits. Keep in mind these guidelines or mandates are mostly for INDOORS not the beaches.

Social Distancing is in place for the entire county. I encourage you to stay at least 6ft apart from non-family members while on vacation in our county to help prevent the spread and keep our small community safe.

The more we do to keep Gulf County numbers low the more likely we are to stay open for the long haul. Remember we are opening our doors to visitors to help you get a break from the real world, but this is our real world all day every day and we have to deal with everything that is left behind by our visitors. We love our visitors! Please love us back by showing us respect and understanidng during this weird time.