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Steps to beach/New flooring/Pet Friendly/WIFI/beach chairs/beach cart

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful townhouse with us. We really felt at home there.It was so comfy. The sofa and oversized chair was sooo comfy. I like the decor and loved your dolphin candleholders. All the extras were so nice. I really over packed. The beach stuff you provide was really nice.Never had that any where else. I also loved having a washer and dryer in the unit. It was so nice not to haul clothes back and forth, and not to come home with dirty clothes. Nemo liked the beach if he was sitting in our laps. Nemo does not like to get his feet wet, (He is soooo spoiled)He just liked being with us. Krystal really enjoyed the beach.This is the 1st year she has not wanted to go to the pool. She loved the beach, it is so beautiful! The prettiest I've ever seen that's no lie. The sand was gorgeous, the water was so clear, there was no seaweed or jellyfish. The waves were so beautiful and the shells! You can not find shells like that in other places in Fla. or Ala.It was really nice to see all the dogs. We will be back. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us, I remember reading somewhere on your web to leave a spice if you like. I left some Slap YA Mama! it's a spice from Louisiana it will make anything taste better!

Thanks, Tim, Shari, Krystal and Nemo
Jul 2009
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Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , On the living room, dining room, kitchen level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is a lighted and magnified makeup / shaving mirror.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water enclosed outdoor shower at ground level.
  • Each bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom. There is a powder room on the main floor level.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Super comfortable bed! Patio door to view and hear the gulf!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Super comfortable bed! Patio door to deck overlooking a lake
  • Queen size Beds (2) Very comfortable!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 7 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

Steps to beach/New flooring/Pet Friendly/WIFI/beach chairs/beach cart
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Dolphin Dance with our two toddlers, and we had an incredible experience. Cape San Blas is beautiful, quiet, family (and dog) friendly, and there's no better spot to collect sea shells! The property is literally a minute from the beach via boardwalk, and is stocked with everything you might need - from board games and linens to beach items (toys, chairs, umbrella, etc.) and spy novels. It's clean, comfortable, cozy, and there are turtles in the pond that will greet you each morning when you step onto the balcony! Booking, check-in/out all a breeze - super helpful folks. Great property, great location, and the best sunsets anywhere! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dolphin Dance is truly "just right" for a perfect getaway for you and your family! Steps from the beach, backing up to a pond, and all the amenities you could want - all adds up to a great vacation destination! Can't wait to have you back again! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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Beautiful pet friendly and people friendly beach!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time in Cape San Blas. The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed the pet friendly and people friendly atmosphere. Barrier Dunes was a very nice, quiet community good for families. At first we weren't sure where to go or what to do but everyone on the Cape was very accommodating and we had no trouble finding what we needed!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for a restful week at the Cape. The unit was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a great stay. Barrier dunes was close to the state park and had easy access to the beach. Plenty of beach equipment provided for your enjoyment. We would definitely recommend this unit for a great, relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Went to dolphins dance to celebrate my 40th birthday. Beautiful weather. Amazing beaches. Pet friendly. Love, love, loved it! Lots of extras for the beach. There are several chairs, a beach cart that came in handy! There is a beach umbrella or two and a few beach toys and floaties. The outside shower has hot and cold water. Even the hose water wasn't really too cold. Perfect for cleaning off the sandy furry friend! Honestly went on a ride around the area and believe we found the perfect spot without even knowing the area. On your way in stop at the Cape Tradin' Post. Get yourself a bottle of DIXONS bug spray. Your off is not going to work! DIXONS smells great and keeps the bugs away! We had no problem with bugs until the sun went down. With the DIXONS there were no bug problems. Be prepared for relaxing! Visit the State Park. It is worth it. Honestly enjoyed walking in the shallows of the bay. Saw starfish and hermit crabs, fish... so so so awesome! We will be back! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sweet of you to share your experience! Dolphin Dance is that hidden gem that once you find it, you will always want to come back! The cape is a magical place that always surprises, always makes you happy, and always draws you in - the PERFECT place to unwind and unplug! Please come back soon! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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A restful week!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully clean and well organized condo. My husband and I and our dog spent 5 days at Cape San Blas, making Dolphins Dance our home base. Beach chairs were furnished for our hours on the beach. Bikes were furnished for rides into St. Joseph Park and down the Cape bike bath. And delicious seafood eateries were found in Port St. Joe and Appalachicola. Cathy had the condo stocked with all essentials in the kitchen and bathrooms. I am totally rested😊😊😊.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Relaxing, and Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 (plus our dog) thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at Dolphins Dance. We loved drinking our coffee while gazing at the lovely lake (and the kids loved feeding the turtles right from the deck). It's just a very short walk to the beach, and the area is BEAUTIFUL, clean, quiet, and friendly. Cathy is wonderful to work with, and she supplies everything you need for your arrival, including beach gear!! My husband loved catching fish from the beach, our kids loved the pools, and our dog loved it ALL!! I highly recommend Dolphins Dance, and we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Scallop RePUBlic opening March 2017
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 14 2017 - Aug 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
Nov 26 2017 - Mar 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $115 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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