About the property
- Townhome1377 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Dolphins Dance is a lovely, fully equipped, gulf view, dog friendly townhouse in Barrier Dunes, which is located right next to a state park on Cape San Blas.
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 north as you approach the mainland. 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.
Keywords: Town home, condo, beach house, beach home, Cape San Blas rental, beach rental, condo rental, beach vacation, Barrier Dunes, beach
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- Response time:
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Excellent vacay spot!
I have always loved the Cape..this time was even better! The condo had everything we needed. The location can’t be beat...the turtles in the pond right off the deck are probably missing us now as we fed them almost every day. We brought our paddle boards and went to St. Joseph’s State Park to paddle several days—we saw sea urchins, starfish, scallops, skates, stingrays, small shovelhead sharks and sand dollars galore—just awesome! The beach is just beautiful and is dog friendly.
Best Gulf Stay Ever
We have vacationed on the Gulf Coast for many years, and this is the best rental yet. The beach is remote (no high rise buildings) and clean. The extra 90 minutes of travel past Panama City seemed long on the way down, but after seeing the condo and beach, we immediate knew the extra drive time was worth it. We met many friendly pet owners and well-mannered dogs with no evidence of left-behind-poo. The Dolphins Dance condo was clean, well maintained, pet friendly and well equipped. The 2 minute, 200 step walk to the beach (yes I counted twice) was quick and comfortable, especially with the supplied beach cart. The master bed was fantastic, comparable to the $1200 mattress we had purchased just prior to vacation. The kitchen contained large quantities of good quality silverware, cooking utensils glasses, bowls… The outdoor storage cabinet was full of beach chairs, boogie boards, beach carts, bicycles, sand toys etc... The outdoor shower and garden hose helped us clean ourselves and dog after returning from the beach. The grill was in working order. The high speed internet was very fast and they had a huge collections of dvd’s, books and good quality board games to use in rainy weather. They included a large container of ‘pet’ towels to clean up our dog after romping on the beach. The owners responded immediately to questions and provided clear and helpful information. We will be back.
Great family vacation spot.
Cape San Blas and Dolphins Dance did not disappoint! CSB is a great family beach. Great for little ones or any age that wants to relax enjoy the beach. The water was a little rough and murky the first of the week, due to weather, but cleared up on our last couple days and was beautiful. Barrier Dunes is a great little "community". Very clean. Our condo was super clean and decorated appropriately! We enjoyed feeding the turtles and fish every morning from our back deck. Our kids looked forward to it every morning. Having a outside shower was GREAT to wash off before going in. Dolphins Dance provided pretty much anything you would need to go to the beach. That was nice to not have to pack all that stuff. We provided some of our own things but after we took a look in there "beach" closet we realized we over packed! I will definitely be back for our next beach vacation.
Dolphin Dance is just perfect! Perfectly appointed, perfectly located and perfectly clean and beautiful to make your home away from home while on vacation! It is just the right mix of everything you need and just steps from the beach! Our cleaning crew and our partners work diligently to make sure everything is "right" the first time! Come back soon!
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Great place, but...
Our stay was very fun and relaxing. The condo is clean and well-equipped; the beds have deep, comfortable mattresses (though the top sheets were far too small). I gave a 4 because there should be some mention or photos of the steep stairs. The 2 bedrooms and both full baths are located up 2 flights of steep stairs. This makes the unit less ideal for families with young children or aging parents. Otherwise, I agree fully with the positive posts of other guests. We enjoyed our stay.
My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Dolphin's Dance! We loved the sparkling clean home away from home atmosphere of this rental and kept being delighted with the touches of hospitality throughout the home. From the hamper full of dry towels labeled "Pet Laundry" for our fur babies, to the well stocked libraries of board games, books and DVDs, to the comfy beds and couches, I rate this at the top of our list for great stays. The one consideration might be if anyone has mobility issues, there are stairs between the carport and living area and between the living area and bedrooms.
While I might have preferred an ocean view prior to staying here, my daughter and I really enjoyed the lake outside our balcony. At one point we counted 20 swimming turtles, including some tiny ones, visible just below the surface.
The beach was less than a five minute walk away from the home and the owners conveniently supplied a beach cart to help with bringing chairs and umbrellas to the beach. And the beach! We were so happy with the amount of free space on the beach. White, soft sands, some rain pools the dogs loved, gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes all combined to melt away our stress.
The Cape is a comfortably secluded community. Although there aren't lots of restaurants on the Cape, Port St. Joseph is an easy drive, and there was something really pleasant about preparing simple meals in the well equipped kitchen.
If you are thinking of vacationing here with pets or not, Barrier Dunes will suit you well. The units are quiet, and the pet waste stations including bags, kept the grounds clean and tidy.
Finally, I want to compliment the people that saved our vacation. The information packet on the counter left cell numbers that proved to be so helpful! As we were unloading our car, one of our dogs bolted out the door charging across the dunes. I called "R" and she and a coworker spent over an hour helping look for our lost pup. The fantastic WiFi enabled me to find a lost pets Facebook group that resulted in our recovering our scared dog in less than 2 hours.
My daughter and I are already talking about planning our next stay here. It would be a nice get away any time of year whether the days were sunny, or rainy. If you are thinking about this property, know that it will be a good choice!
Thank you for your review on Dolphin Dance! Ros and Penny are fantastic and so glad you and your dog were reunited quickly! Your input makes it easier for our future guests to get a feel for the unit and the area before they even book and that is so important when you and your family have limited time to spend! We hope you will return to Dolphin Dance and allow Knot Forgotten to host your stay!
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Wonderful Beach Condo
The condo looked just like the pictures in the property id. We were very happy with the condo and the view was absolutely perfect. The beds were comfortable and the view of the pond was a nice touch. The condo was well stocked with items for the beach.....chairs, towels, etc. Also plenty of dinnerware, along with cookware. We enjoyed our stay very much.
So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Dance! We work very hard to make sure our guests know what to expect when they book - good descriptions and pictures that represent the property, so that it feels like home when you walk through the door! We know how important your vacation time is and we want to make it memorable!
Come back soon!
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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 area 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!