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Dolphins Dance is a lovely, fully equipped, gulf view, pet friendly townhouse in Barrier Dunes, which is located right next to a state park on Cape San Blas. We first visited Cape San Blas (and the Florida Panhandle) in April 2007, fell in love with the unspoiled beauty of the area, and bought Dolphins Dance. We picked this particular townhouse because it has a gulf view, is a one minute walk to the beach, and it backs on a small lake which makes the two back decks, one covered and one open, completely private. These two large back decks get the morning sun, making them a great place to enjoy morning coffee. It is an end unit in a very quiet part of Barrier Dunes and yet one of the closest units to the beach, less than a minute to the beach and oceanfront pool. It has two bicycles and beach gear and is our home away from home, so it has everything guests could ever want or need!
The beach is pristine, fine white sand. You can walk for miles. The beach is also super dog friendly and the water near Dolphins Dance is shallow close to shore, making it an excellent place for small children and dogs to play in the surf. I have also seen many teenagers enjoying skim boarding in the shallow water close to shore.
Barrier Dunes itself is ideally situated on the Cape, right next to the entrance to St. Joe's Peninsula State Park with its many hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and beach exploring opportunities. An excellent location also to take a canoe or kayak and explore the wildlife in the back bay which is between the cape and the mainland. This is a great place to see wildlife! There is also a boat launch, so whether you bring your own boat, and yes, there is parking available for a boat at Dolphins Dance, or whether you rent a boat, you can do so easily and conveniently.
Dolphins Dance is close to two small picturesque and interesting small towns, Apalachicola to the east and Port St. Joe to the west. You will find restaurants, shops, and sporting activities galore close by. Go horseback riding right on the Cape. Rent a power boat or go deep sea fishing. It's all nearby. There is also an excellent golf course 15 minutes away.
Dolphins Dance is clean, super comfy and absolutely fully equipped.
I am a single owner and I take exceptional care of my guests! Check out the guest comments on my website and see why people keep coming back to Dolphins Dance!
Keywords: Town home, condo, beach house, beach home, Cape San Blas rental, beach rental, condo rental, beach vacation, Barrier Dunes, beach
There is a playground and tennis courts and of course the two pools. But the best feature is the fantastic beach which is quite shallow near shore - perfect for small children and great for skim boarding....moreless
Pets are welcome! The beach is the most amazing pet friendly beach. The water is very shallow close to shore, making it ideal for dogs, even small ones, that like the surf as well as the sand!...moreless
Dolphins Dance is very close to the beach and so it is on pilings. You have to walk up stairs to the living room level. The beach is wheelchair accessible via a ramp which goes up and over the barrier dunes and then down to the beach....moreless
(3) The living room has a lovely entertainment unit with a new 42 inch flat screen HD TV and VCR//DVD player. HD channels, and free HBO and STARZ. Each bedroom has a TV, one with DVD player and one with VHS player. ...moreless
Dolphins Dance backs on a small lake with a fountain which is stocked with fish and you can fish right from Dolphins Dance back decks! There are two lovely private decks overlooking the lake. One is covered and the other is open. Both get glorious morning sun. The lake also has other wildlife such as turtles and varied birds. My website shows a photo of a Great Blue Heron standing on the fishing pier in the lake, just steps from Dolphins Dance. It also has a shot of some baby turtles sunning themselves on a tire placed there as a turtle swimming platform....moreless
A lovely living room that overlooks the lake. Patio doors open on to a private covered deck. The furniture is very comfortable with a sofa that can sit four, a chaise lounge and a wicker chair....moreless
Fully equipped--it also has a microwave oven, electric can opener, blender and an indoor grill. Plenty of utensils, plates and glasses for both inside and outside. There is a breakfast bar as well....moreless
Off the living room, private, large deck. Dolphins Dance overlooks a lake so you view the lake instead of other back decks. I love feeding the turtles while I enjoy morning coffee with the sunrise! ...moreless
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Mar 7 - May 22, 2015
3 night min stay
May 23 - Aug 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Aug 8 - Sep 11, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 12 - Mar 4, 2016
3 night min stay
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In order to reserve I will send you a rental contract and optional pet addendum with all the details of the rental. I ask everyone 16 or over to sign the paperwork. The pet fee is per pet and based on a week rental and shorter or longer stays will have a smaller or larger fee depending on the length of stay. For stays of two weeks or more the cleaning fee is $135.
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Dolphins Dance on Cape San Blas is a place where families can get away from the crowds and enjoy miles and miles of unspoiled beach. You wil often see dolphins swimming by just offshore. By day enjoy all that nature has to offer by hikling in the nearby state park, canoeing or kayaking the back bay, birdwatcing, walking,jogging or cycling. Far away from city lights, enjoy the night sky in all irs glory. Take a short drive to one of the two nearby towns and enjoy wonderufl local restaurants which specialize in fresh seafood. Bring your dogs - the are is super pet friendly and dogs enjoy the beach as much as peoole do! Go on a boat curise or a deep sea fishing expedition, or enjoy a round of golf at a nearby golf course. Check out the local antique and gift shops. Relax by the emeral waters during the day and enjoy a glass of wine as you enjoy yet another sunset in paradise!
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: My husband, Tom, and I have just retired and we love Florida and Cape San Blas. We spend as much time as we can on the cape in fall or winter. We very much enjoy being outdoors and Cape San Blas and the surrounding area is perfect for us. We like exploring the countryside and parks and wildlife areas and the Panhandle is a great place to explore. We love animals and we bring our cats with us on holiday, so we want others to be able to bring their animal companions too. We can't say enough about the beach and we spend a lot of time walking the beach and chatting with people. We also enjoy the bike path and hiking in the state park and other nearby recreational areas, and kayaking in the back bay. Once in awhile we head off to Panama City when we feel the urge to shop. Other times we head out to lunch at one of the great restaurants in nearby Port St. Joe or Apalachicola.
Why the Owner Chose Barrier Dunes:
My husband and I have visited many parts of Florida and we love the state. We bought a timeshare in southern Florida when our daughter was young and have enjoyed it for many years. In 2007 we visited the Florida Panhandle for the first time and absolutely fell in love with it. Cape San Blas has an amazing beach - pristine fine white sand and totally uncrowded. We decided we wanted a place to spend winters when we retire and we knew we had found the perfect place. We have a few years to go before retirement, but we spend as much time as we can on the Cape! I hope you will enjoy the Cape as much as we do!
The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
We love Cape San Blas because it has an amazing beach and it is so much less crowded than areas of Florida that are further south. Dolphins Dance is in a small community of townhouses which is right on the beach and it has two pools and tennis courts too. The two nearby towns of Port St. Joe and Apalachicola are fun to visit and we love the local shops and restaurants (not chains) in both. The people are super friendly, easy to get to know and obviously love the area as well. Dolphins Dance is located right next to the entrance to the St. Joe Peninsula state park and we really enjoy hiking and biking in the park and walking the beach. We both enjoy birding and nature viewing as well and the whole peninsula is wonderful for both. There are many opportunities to enjoy water sports nearby and one thing we really like to do is take a kayak into the back bay.
Picture yourself here on the beach at Cape San Blas beach at sunset. Paradise!!
Large flat screen TV in the entertainment unit. Lots of books and kids games too
Ocean-side Pool - where people congregate to chat and sunset watch!
The front bedroom with balcony and view of the gulf. A super comfortable bed!!
Fabulous Cape San Blas sunset! So romantic!!!
The modern kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could need or want.
The back bay is fantastic for canoeing, kayaking and nature viewing.
You can walk for miles on the beach. Bring your boat or rent a boat too!
Right by the swing, turtles sun themselves and wait for a handout. Kids love it!
The Cape San Blas beach is incredibly beautiful with gentle gradual drop off.
When it snows and I feel sad, I look at this photo and feel glad!
Footprints and bird tracks on a pristine white sand beach. Paradise!!
Dolphins Dance is Comfortable and Tastefully Furnished! Fully Equipped Too!
Beautifully decorated with super comfy furniture including a large chaise lounge
Dogs love Cape San Blas. Sam has been coming back for years!
The back bedroom with large open deck overlooking the lake. Super comfy bed!!
Dogs love the beach! Dolphins dance has beach chairs, umbrellas, toys!
Miles of pristine, fine white sand. A state park is right next door too!
Lighted tennis courts and a second pool. There is a childrens playground too.
The covered deck overlooking the lake is a great place to take in a sunrise!
Tom contemplating the sunset and another fantastic day on Cape San Blas.
Every day glorious, every sunset spectacular. Fall in love with Cape San Blas.
Sunset on Cape San Blas. Glorious!
Make your mark on fabulous Cape San Blas!!!
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