Bayrock 1 Retreat
The guys and I were looking for a getaway from all the stress life can bring. We found our perfect retreat at Bayrock 1. We didn't arrive until late the 1st night due to weather delaying travel but Mick was there to greet us and get us settled in. We hit the beds hard but I can't remember the last time I had such a peacful nights sleep. We awoke the next morning to sunshine and ocean breezes. We spent the next few days touring the island, fishing off the pier right out the back door, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and just kicking back. At night we threw back a couple of beers, cooked on the grill and swaped stories of our youth. There were pool games and music playing through out the nights. Mick hooked us up with a local fishing guide and we tore em up! The guide knew the bay honey holes and we limited out on sea trout. The guide cleaned and bagged the fish for us. Man they were good fresh off the grill and we had some to take back home to the wives and kids! All in all the guys agreed we had a great retreat that was relaxing and we will definitely be back.Ken b.
Visited on "February - 2017
Bayrock 1 Spectacular views and virtual serenity!
We arrived late in the evening, Mick was already there. As a member of his community for more than 20 years he was most helpful with his insights, he was genuinely concerned about us, and expressed a deep interest in our complete satisfaction. We were a bit weary from the trip but overwhelmed by the amenities and freshness of our vacation home. The kids were so excited they could hardly sleep! Whether you are a family looking for adventure or relaxation, a group retreat, or friends looking to connect or reconnect we truly found a hidden treasure here. We found a place that was safe, secluded and certainly not over crowded. Mick provided a fishing guide (with over 30 years experience) for a very reasonable price. We caught our limit. I love to fish but don't often get to go so I brought my trusty zebco 202 ( The Pinto of fishing rods). I was practicing my casts on the pier and hooked into a bunch of redfish, one of which broke the line. As a Chef I enjoyed working in the nicely equipped open kitchen preparing fresh redfish and the blue crabs that we had also caught. My daughter collected as many sea shells as she could carry off from the white sandy beaches. My wife enjoyed reading on the deck overlooking the ocean. In the evenings we relaxed in the hot tub, played pool and ping pong, or just took things easy.We wrapped up the trip by cruising the oceans waters and observed dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, horseshoe crabs, herons and many species of wildlife. Our plans include at least one visit annually that left us feeling refreshed and energized!Bob Y.
Visited on "February - 2017
Pleasant Days and Blissful Nights at Bayrock 1
We have traveled to the Panhandle area of Florida for years. We started out in the Destin area and have gradually moved Eastward. Cape San Blas reminds us of all the reasons we travel to Florida. The area is still quaint and unspoiled. The people are friendly and traffic is non existent in the winter months. Bayrock 1 suited us like a warm blanket on a chilly night. The home is large and spacious with plenty of light. It overlooks the St Joe Bay with plenty of wildlife in the area. We saw deer, eagles, hawks and heard several owls in the evening hours. We loved how bright the stars are at night. We liked our walk to the beach across the street. Bayrock 1 has all the basics we required including high speed internet. Mick was there to greet us and available if we needed any help. We left relaxed and energized. We look forward to our return trip to Cape San Blas and will not hesitate to book Bayrock 1 again.Anonymous
Visited on "December - 2016
Holiday on Cape San Blas
We arrived late at night. Our host, Mick, had left the door open and the lights on. Everything was in order, beds were made, the home was clean and smelled fresh. We awoke to a wonderful sunrise over the bay. The early morning light was spectacular. We did a few fishing trips in the area and were pleasantly rewarded with a few fish dinners during our stay. The beach was a short walk to the beach across the street. Our holidays on the Cape was very rewarding and we found the accommodations of Bayrock 1 to be quite satisfactory. We would rebook with Mick in the future. Thanks for all the local information.Anonymous
Visited on "December - 2016
Best Cape San Blas Vacation EVER!!
We have been vacationing at Cape San Blas for 15+ years! We have stayed all over the Cape. We decided to stay on the bay side for a change so we could have our boat right outside at our own dock. Bayrock was the best place with the deepest water we have found. Mick is laid back and stays out of your way but quick to fix any problems that might arise. The house is far off the main road so no traffic noise and located close to great fishing grounds. The house is huge and we happen to be there last year when tropical storm Colin rolled thru with high winds and inches of rain. Because of the structure of that house we felt very safe and secure. Would not consider renting anywhere else on the bay. Looking forward to it again this spring. See ya then MickDebbie H.
Visited on "May - 2016
The Cape Retreat
Have been going to Cape San Blas since I was a child. The beach side has changed a lot over the years. I use to stay on the beach side until I discovered how quiet and relaxing staying on the Bayside is. This is the second time we have stayed in Bayrock 1. Our group really got use out of the pool table upstairs. It was a nice addition to the home. The internet was fast compared to other places and the ability to get on Netflix was nice when we were winding down for the evening. We could all sit around and watch a movie together. This year we tried fishing but only had limited luck. Mick told us there was a red tide last winter that devastated the aquatic life and all but wiped out the scalloping season. News is the Fish and WIldlife Department reseeded the scallops in the Bay so next year is hopefully back to normal. We still enjoyed ourselves regardless. The home overall was very satisfactory. The second frig on the porch was an added convenience for our group especially since we ended up spending quite a but of time on the porch. We will continue returning to the Cape each year and likely stay at Bayrock 1 again especially if we plan on returning during Scallop Season as Bayrock 1 has the Best Location on the Cape for enjoying both the Bay and the Beach. Thanks Mick and look forward to seeing you again next year.Cathy
Visited on "October - 2017
Relaxing Holidays on the Cape
I am so glad for a friend's recommendation to visit Cape San Blas. In the past I had visited Panama City Beach Florida but as I get older my need for peace, quiet and less stress has become precedent in my life. A friend recommended Cape San Blas which I am so grateful for. The next best discovery after Cape San Blas was the Zen House Bayrock 1. Cape San Blas is a laid back relaxing atmosphere and Bayrock 1 is like a monastic retreat on Cape San Blas. It overlooks the serene Cape San Blas Bay. The home is full of positive energy and helps one connect with the natural surroundings. There is natural landscaping all around with birds singing in the surrounding live oak trees. I was fascinated by the small lizards that are constantly zooming around the perimeter of the home. The weather was ideal and most of our time was spent meditating on the dock and on the porches. It is so special to hear natural sounds versus man made sounds. Inside the home the upstairs is acoustically phenomenal functioning just like an amphitheater. This was a special location for our meditations. We were renewed physically, mentally and spiritually after our time on Cape San Blas and in Bayrock 1. My thanks to Mick for creating such a special retreat. I recommend anyone seeking a place to meditate and reconnect with Nature to schedule a visit to Cape San Blas and Bayrock 1.Jill
Visited on "September - 2017
Wonderful Cape Experience
We were a group of mature adults searching for a quiet and beautiful place to relax on Cape San Blas. Mick told us of the eagles and osprey and we were excited to get a chance to see them. We were not disappointed. In the early mornings we learned to recognize their calls. During the days we would see them gliding on the thermals just above the houses. The weather was close to perfect for us. My thanks to Mick for allowing us to spend time in such an enchanting home. We left with fond memories and look forward to returning sometime soonJohnston
Visited on "October - 2017
Relaxing and Enjoyable
My wife and I absolutely loved this unusual property. Beautifully situated on St. Joseph bay this place offers amazing value, privacy, and tranquility. When we arrived our place was clean and welcoming, quite a gift for a place this grand. Our host was very gracious and took care of our every need. He had a great knowledge of the area and gave great advice. Though our winter weather was stellar and the tranquility of our location added to the eperience. This place is custom made for a good size group. For couples plus some kids could easily be accommodated here. The dock just outside the back door is so awesome and goes about 400 feet out into the bay. We also liked the very short walk up the driveway to the ocean side, with a public park just across the road . This cool free-form house is just a couple of miles from the state park up the road. That whole area being beautiful and low-key was just what the doctor ordered. We were really quite impressed and plan to go back for a stay during the summer or fall next year.Roger
Visited on "November - 2017