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Recent Florida Main North West reviews

  • Another Wonderful stay

    "Our family vacationed here again this year. And the experience was just as good as the one last year. The home was perfect for 8 adults. The amenities are as described in the description. A two minute walk to the beach. You are able to see the Gulf from several rooms and the deck. The owners were wonderful as usual! While we were there to enjoy the beach. The island offers so much for people to do. The restaurants; Peg Leg Petes, Flounders, Crabs were as usual. Great eating! There are so many attractions, both on the island and off. That there is something for everyone. But, the beach is one of a kind. Anyone looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beach. This home is perfect."
    Guest: Andrew R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014
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  • Very Nice House

    "This house has pretty much anything you need to have an enjoyable stay at the beach. There was plenty of room for the seven of us. The beaches were beautiful as always and the golf cart makes it easy to take whatever you need with you. There were some issues with the pool this year, but we contacted Matt (as did our neighboring renter with his homeowner) and the pool company finally got the problem taken care of. Unfortunately, this year there is a major construction project underway in the community. The workers start working somewhere between 7 and 8 am, so there is no sleeping in since they are working directly across from this house. We had some difficulty getting out of the drive because they parked all along the street, making it hard to get in and out of the drive. Anyone renting this home needs to be aware of this factor before considering going here this summer. Hopefully, as the construction progresses down the street, it will be quieter. This is by no means the homeowner's fault, but does make it less desirable than it was last year."
    Guest: Teresa O. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • Would Stay There Again

    "This is our third year at Barrier Dunes, and our second year staying at this unit. The unit is well appointed, with a fully functional kitchen. The owner does an excellent job of communicating what the unit provides and what renters should bring with them, and the unit is a three minute walk to the beach. If I could give the unit 4.75 stars I would have because the patio furniture seems to have aged poorly since we were there last year. As a result, we did not spend anytime on the patio, whereas we enjoyed greatly our first year."
    Guest: Traveling from Atlanta Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 3, 2014
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    "After 9 years of not taking a vacation this was the perfect place to be! The place is perfectly located from being literally right on the beach to being away from the downtown Port St. Joe traffic! The views from the balconies were breathtaking - you had the bay from one bedroom and the gulf from the masterbedroom. The condo was set up perfectly from the layout, the furniture and the little ammenities provided! Going to sleep and waking up the sounds of the ocean was incredible and the night sky is breath taking! You are in the middle of the galaxy! Though it may be a tiny thing I also liked the fact of having a key lock box! I could grab my beach stuff, lock the door, and put the key in a safe place! No worries about lock outs! This place was paradise for me! I actually saw the stress leave my face as each wonderful day went by! Another small, probably overlooked thing is the outdoor shower! So nice to rinse off the salt and sand before going water and all! I like what another condo has... privacy walls around the shower! HINT HINT :) Ok now to be completely honest there was a couple downsides. When I arrived the condo had the musty smell of dog. Now I am a dog owner (my babies hate the waves crashing on the shore so they stayed at their own resort) and I love dogs so to have that oder be so strong was not fun... plus finding peepee stains on the carpet and dog fur all over the masterbedroom balconey was not pleasing. However, I called the office and they wanted me to enjoy my stay so they offered to have the condo cleaned! I did decline their offer and just got some scented candles to use while I was there so it all worked out just fine. Plus the office followed up with me and said the owner was notified, she was sorry for the oder and would be there after I left to take care of the matter! WOW you don't find that at your typical hotel but then again this was more than typical. Oh and I don't know about the other beds but the master bedroom has like a sponge makes alot of noise when there is any will wake you up! Good thing for no alarm clocks while on vacation! :) ALL IN ALL THIS IS PARADISE!!!! I am already planning on coming to this condo again! Maybe as soon as October - YES next month! but definitely next Spetember as long as I am in the "area". THANK YOU!!!!"
    Guest: MJ Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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Florida Main North West Travel Tips

Northwest Florida, aka the Florida Panhandle, is known for its stellar white sand beaches and glowing blue-green waters. The beaches of northwest Florida provide the area's most popular attractions for visitors. Surrounding the surf and sand are a variety of parks, restaurants and shops. Within this region is the Emerald Coast that runs from Pensacola to Port St. Joe, and the Forgotten Coast that runs from Mexico Beach to St. Marks.

Things to Do in Northwest Florida

National Museum of Naval Aviation: Anyone interested in space travel is sure to enjoy the rich history found here. With more than 140 restored aircraft from the Navy, Coast Guard Aviation and Marine Corps, this space offers plenty to explore. Watch a live Blue Angels flight demonstration, experience flight and motion-based simulators and learn about the interior of a cockpit.

Gulf World Marine Park: Tons of family fun can be had at Gulf World Marine Park. With the park's dolphin, scuba, sea lion and tropical bird shows, visitors can see these local animals up close and personal performing entertaining and amazing tricks and feats. As you stroll though, don’t miss Tropical Gardens, where you can pet a live string ray and visit the exhibits of otters, iguanas, alligators and penguins.

Panhandle Butterfly House: Along U.S. Highway 98 you’ll find the Navarre Visitor Center, and at the foot of the beach bridge is an interactive butterfly garden that’s home to migrating butterflies and a nursery housing local butterfly species. The facility is operated by volunteers, and visitors can take a class to learn about butterfly gardening, ecosystem management and habitat conservation. Step inside and witness dozens of types of butterflies flying around. These colorful, winged creations are certainly a sight to see.

Mission San Luis: This exciting northwestern Florida attraction is a popular living history park. More than 60 acres rest on a quiet oasis away from city living. As you walk through the park you’ll feel as though you’ve gone back in time. Examine the exhibit gallery and museum in the visitor center, which houses artifacts both excavated and from private collections. The theater produces live entertainment and a classroom offers workshops and special events. If you visit on Sunday, take an Archeology Tour to learn how the site’s been excavated and how artifacts are preserved.

Panhandle Opry: To get a taste of some good ol’ fashioned country western music, check out the Panhandle Opry on the first and third Saturday of each month. A collection of musical artists gets together to put on a traditional show for visitors who love the genre.

Pensacola Museum of Art: Situated in Pensacola’s historic Old City Jail Building, this public institution encourages creativity in visual arts with 18 annual exhibitions, workshops, lectures and films.

Best Beaches of Northwest Florida

Santa Rosa Beach: Santa Rosa Beach was founded in 1910 and was the start of South Walton as its known today. Surrounding this sandy area are luxurious beach houses, a unique artist colony and plenty of upscale dining. Follow up a day of sun and surf with an elegant evening out, complete with fine dining and plenty of culture.

Pensacola Beach: Famously known for pearly white sand and stunningly green waters, Pensacola Beach is certainly one to put on the must-see list. There are endless opportunities for both fun and relaxation here. Stroll down Pensacola Beach Pier or set up your rod for a morning of fishing. Stake your claim on the beach itself for some quality time with loved ones in the sun before grabbing a lunch of fresh seafood at a nearby eatery.

Topsail Hill State Preserve: At Topsail Hill you’ll find amazing natural features, including 3.2 miles of secluded sandy beaches and dunes rising more than 25 feet tall. The state preserve offers and excellent location for an afternoon of fishing off the shore or hiking through the trees while on the lookout for local birds. Of course, there’s the beach itself, where you can soak up some rays, build an epic sand castle or have a swimming race.

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