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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic Gulf Views

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Master bedroom Gulf view

Master bedroom Gulf view 3rd floor Master bedroom 3rd floor Master bedroom Living room Gulf view Dining & Kitchen Kitchen updated Dec 2013 Living area Queen bedroom Gulf view 2nd floor bedroom - gulf side 2nd Floor front bedroom Back view of home from beach walkway Sunset from Master bedroom Tennis courts Beachside pool

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Last updated: 04/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Barrier Dunes townhome description

Cape San Blas is the last pet friendly & family oriented area in the Florida Panhandle. Serenity by the Sea is a very spacious, well stocked and maintained Gulf Front townhome with fantastic beach & ocean views located in the Barrier Dunes community (unit #172). The community is just outside the Saint Joseph State Park area which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches with great shelling and fishing on both the bay and beaches.

Our home is great for both families and individuals. It offers gorgeous views from almost every room, easy access to the beach, 2 pools and tennis courts. Wireless broadband access and unlimited long distance calling to US and Canada is included.

The condo's master bedroom has a king size bed, Oversized private bath with Jacuzzi tub and deck with a spectacular Gulf view. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, also with a private bath and deck also with beautiful Gulf view. The 3rd bedroom is has a king size bed with a private bath.

The main floor has a spacious, well-stocked kitchen, a dining area for 8 and a large living area with a queen sleeper sofa. A large deck offers a great Gulf view. There is also a half-bath on this level.

Barrier Dunes offers 2 pools (one beachside with a beautiful gulf view) and tennis courts for the more active guests. Golfing is available nearby at the Port St Joe Country Club course. Charter fishing is available for both bay and offshore fishing in both Port Saint Joe and the world famous Apalachicola area.



Keywords: Townhome, Serenity, cape san blas, beach, florida, gulf, cape san blast, vacation rental, barrier dunes, barriar dunes, pet friendly, getaway, romantic, panhandle, port st joe, thecapescape

Property Type

  • 1845 sq. ft.
  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Stove
              • Kitchen
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Covered Parking
              • Washing Machine
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking
              • Linens Provided
              • Heating

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Video Library

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Free Long Distance
              • Telephone
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Beachfront

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cycling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Bay/Sound
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Pond
                      • Playground
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Hospital
                      • Walking
                      • Swimming
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Boating
                      • Shelling

                      Other Activities

                          • The complex has 2 tennis courts, 2 pools (one beachside) and 3 stocked fishing ponds that are great for the children. Barrier Dunes is located just outside St Joseph State Park which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and bay access. There is great shelling, snorkeling and fishing in the park. There is also a hiking trail with overnight camping available. Nearby there are charter fishing boats available in both Port St Joe and Appalachicola for bay or gulf fishing. Also nearby is the Port St Joe county club golf course. The Port St Joe marina offers scuba diving, boat rentals and sailing opportunities. ...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Serenity

                            Serenity

                            • Guest Miya and family
                            • Date of stay 03/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/31/14
                            This is a great rental. It was very well equipped, and the owners are responsive. I would book it again in a heartbeat if it becomes available. The grounds of the complex are well maintained and safe. This is an excellent value, and a nice area to visit, especially for dog owners.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                            Owner response: Very glad you had a good time and hope you return again sometime. We try to do some improvements each year to keep everything updated and in good order.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Peaceful, fun Christmas

                            Peaceful, fun Christmas

                            • Guest sheila s.
                            • Date of stay 12/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                            We spent Christmas in this very nice and comfortable condo. Two families stayed here, and we were not at all crowded. The unit is furnished nicely and the kitchen is very well equipped. It was quiet, and we were just steps from the beautiful white sand beach! We will certainly be back!

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: Glad everyone had a good Christmas in our home. This was our first guest after the remodeling of our kitchen. Look forward to having you stay with us again!

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Beyond what we expected

                            Beyond what we expected

                            • Guest Patty (Fort Walton beach Florida )
                            • Date of stay 09/17/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/23/13
                            After 6 yrs of my husband and I not having more then 6 hours alone together and the opportunity came up for him to attend camp for 3 nights with program for adults with disabilities. Your condo was simply amazing. The king size bed was so comfortable, the jetted tub was so soothing after our biking and kayaking, loved the layout and decor. Loved the sunsets and moon lit nights. Enjoyed 8 am horseback riding on the beach and a sunset ride on our last night. Thank you for such an amazing stay and we were able to relax knowing our son was less then 2 miles away at camp. We will stay with you again next yr if unit is available.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: We knew how much you were looking forward to this trip and are very happy to hear everything met your expectations. Sounds like you had a great time.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • wonderful stay on the forgotten coast

                            wonderful stay on the forgotten coast

                            • Guest Johannes S. (Wuppertal, Germany)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/08/13
                            One of the most beautiful vacation homes we ever had. Family friendly. Fantastic, lonely beach. You get more than you can see on the pictures. We would like to come back.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

                            Owner response: After such a long trip to the Cape we are very happy that Johannes and his family found that our home and the area exceeded their expectations. We look forward to having you as guest again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • wonderful days on the forgotten coast

                            wonderful days on the forgotten coast

                            • Guest Johannes S. (Wuppertal, Germany)
                            • Date of stay 08/10/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/08/13
                            We loved our stay in this perfect home, just a few steps from the fantastic, lonely beach. We`ll be back :)

                            Owner response: After such a long trip to the Cape we are very happy that Johannes and his family found that our home and the area exceeded their expectations. We look forward to having you as guest again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Family Friendly!

                            Family Friendly!

                            • Guest Jess (St. Louis, MO)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/12
                            • Review Submitted 06/18/12
                            We just got home and are already thinking about our return trip next year! The condo was so close to the beach it made having 3 small children at the beach no problem. The pool was also so close that we could enjoy it quickly before naptime...or in the evening. The layout of the condo provided everyone (our 5 and grandparents) their own space and ample shared space to enjoy. The views from the decks were amazing--a great place for morning coffee! Perfect! Thank you!

                            Recommended for: Families with young children.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 6/6

                          • Fun in the Sun

                            Fun in the Sun

                            • Guest LS (Louisville, KY)
                            • Date of stay 04/07/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/12
                            Super condo, fantastic views. Lots of amenities. Beach is an 11 on a 10 point scale. Dog friendly, our standard poodle loved the beach. Very family oriented. Perfectly relaxing non crowded beaches. Property well maintained. Condo is better than advertised. Highly recommend area and condo.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.

                            Owner response: It always makes our day to hear from satisfied guests. We hope you stay with us again soon.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/6

                          • Great Condo

                            Great Condo

                            • Guest Lynne (Bowling Green, KY)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/11
                            • Review Submitted 07/25/11
                            This is the perfect place for both people and pets. The condo has great views of the gulf, plenty of room in the condo and it has everything you need. It is also very clean and very well maintained. The beach is beautiful and not crowded. My family and I had a wonderful time staying here. It was so nice to be able to bring our two dogs. The only bad part of our trip was leaving.

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: We are glad you found everything to your liking and enjoyed our home as much as we do. The Cape is a wonderful area with an Old Florida feel to it. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to having you as our guest again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                          • The Perfect Vacation

                            The Perfect Vacation

                            • Guest Ashley (Pike Road, AL)
                            • Date of stay 05/06/11
                            • Review Submitted 05/11/11
                            The pictures of Serenity by the Sea look amazing but you have to experience the views for yourself to understand the serenity of it all. The Cape is the perfect place for a quiet, relaxing vacation and this property was icing on the cake! The property is very well maintained and includes everything you need for a fun time. The beds and living areas are very comfortable but the views are what made this place so special to us. There is nothing like having your first cup of coffee on any one of the three decks overlooking the Gulf. Truly serene! (We also LOVED that our four legged child could tag along too!)

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner response: We are always happy to hear when our guests enjoy our home and the Cape as much as we do. It is a special place and one of the few that allow your pet on the beach. You were great guests and we hope you will stay with us again in the future.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 8/8

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Spring
                          Apr 1 - May 23, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $275
                          $1,395
                          Summer
                          May 24 - Aug 8, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $1,995
                          Late Summer
                          Aug 9 - Sep 5, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $300
                          $1,595
                          Fall
                          Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $275
                          $1,395
                          Winter
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay
                          $200
                          $995 $2,195
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                          • Cleaning $150 + tax
                          • Pet Fee $50 + tax
                          • Tax Rate 11%

                          Notes:

                          Normal reservation requires a $200 ($500 for monthly rentals) refundable reservation deposit with 50% of rental amount due 60 days prior to arrival date with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

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                          Last updated: 04/07/2014
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                          Year Purchased: 2008


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                          Photos

                          • Master bedroom Gulf view

                            Master bedroom Gulf view

                          • 3rd floor Master bedroom

                            3rd floor Master bedroom

                          • Dining & Kitchen

                            Dining & Kitchen

                          • Living area

                            Living area

                          • 2nd floor bedroom - gulf side

                            2nd floor bedroom - gulf side

                          • Back view of home from beach walkway

                            Back view of home from beach walkway

                          • Tennis courts

                            Tennis courts

                          • 3rd floor Master bedroom

                            3rd floor Master bedroom

                          • Living room Gulf view

                            Living room Gulf view

                          • Kitchen updated Dec 2013

                            Kitchen updated Dec 2013

                          • Queen bedroom Gulf view

                            Queen bedroom Gulf view

                          • 2nd Floor front bedroom

                            2nd Floor front bedroom

                          • Sunset from Master bedroom

                            Sunset from Master bedroom

                          • Beachside pool

                            Beachside pool

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                          This listing was first published here in 2010.

                          Date last modified - Friday, March 28, 2014

                          $200 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

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                          Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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