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All inclusive Availability /100 steps to beach,/2 pools, 3 bedrooms/pets ok

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,860 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8 adults or

Our Beach was Voted #1 in the USA by Dr. Beach and you'll see why when you visit our family condo Flamingo Retreat at Barrier Dunes on Cape San Blas. Over 2000 sq ft of space with lots of extras. Beach chairs, towels, and new loungers on all 3 decks. Best stocked kitchen. Games, puzzles, books, DVDs, premium cable and secure WiFi. TV, full bath and balcony in ea bedroom. 2 sofas and lots of seating in large dining area. Lots and Lots of extras. 2 pools, tennis courts, and only 100 steps to the beach.

Our rates for 2018 are the same as 2013!!!!

The beach-front swimming pool is approximately 100 steps from the back deck, past the fishing pond. Walk over the dunes and you are on the beach! Our townhome has over 1800 sq ft with fully furnished kitchen/dining rm for 8/and 2 new sofas (one sleeper) and new 42' TV with cable. New washer/dryer, stove and dishwasher. Covered deck with outside dining furniture plus a sun lounger and gas grill. Outside shower/ PET FRIENDLY TOO.remium Cable TV, Free long-distance and secure free WiFi!!!!

Our vacation townhome is a highly livable space. Each of the 3 bedrooms has a full bathroom/TV with cable/DVD/and private deck. Newly redecorated with bedspreads/linens/and bed pillows.

Our uncrowded white-sand beaches are great for walking or shelling. The sunsets are beautiful and you will find yourselves drawn to the gentle waves for both sun and fun. There are lighted tennis courts approximately 70 steps from the front door with a 2nd heated swimming pool nearby.

Kayaking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, St. Joe State Park, Cape San Blas Lighthouse all on Cape San Blas. Coneheads a local favorite restaurant is across from Barrier Dunes entrance, and specializes in grilled burgers (the best!), fresh fish and shrimp, grilled or fried, and the best ice cream around. They also have a good wine selection, outside dining, and entertainment on weekends. You can sit outside and enjoy the breeze, the view, and relax and enjoy.

St Joe Buffer Preserve, St Vincent Island and St Joe State Park are great for birding, hiking, or just enjoying the beautiful natural location. Eagles soar at the Buffer Preserve.

The Sunsets are fabulous - visit the beach at sunset to watch nature's beauty at it's best.

Fresh seafood abounds in the many local restaurants, groceries, and Fish Markets. Watch the shrimp boats at night on the skyline and eat fresh shrimp for dinner on the grill!!

If you are interested in a night in town, The Thirsty Goat has music and drink specials and several restaurants have Happy Hour to go along with steamed oysters, and other specials.

The gentle breezes make for lovely walks and great kite flying. The sky at night is like a fireworks display -- Just think of what you might do if you visited paradise!

Our Beach is #1 Pet Friendly, so save those kennel fees and bring your doggie with you. There are multiple waste stations, and your pet can have a ball chasing the waves at sunset too!

Enjoy a bonfire at night on the beach, look at the spectacular star-filled night sky, or visit the Cape San Blas Lighthouse and St Joe State Park for a unique Old Florida non-crowded vacation.

Panama City is only 45 minutes away for a day of shopping, movies, minigolf, or other family activities. Apalachicola is 30 minutes away with live theater, unique restaurants and boutiques, antique stores and museums. Another fun get away day!

If you want to get away from the crowds, have a great family time, relax, refresh, regenerate, renew - this is the place for you and your family. Come to Paradise -- Come to Flamingo Retreat

St. Joe State Park was the #1 State Park in the NATION in 2012.

Cape San Blas and the bay are famous for protecting and rescuing endangered sea turtles

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Sandy Snodgrass
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 3, 2018

About Sandy Snodgrass

Hi Vacationers! We are Sandy and Dave from Indiana and we rent and take care of our vacation property, Flamingo Retreat, ourselves. We take alot of pride in our vacation home and want to share it with you and your family. We recently retired and have spent more time at Flamingo Retreat, redecorating, redoing and relaxing! Dave just added 3 new lighted ceiling fans, and we just put in a new kitchen floor and countertops. We want to make Flamingo Retreat the best place for you to have a great vacation with your family. Cape San Blas is truly a magical place to relax, renew and create memories with your family. We have made Flamingo Retreat as friendly and homey as you can find anywhere, with lots and lots of extras! We love it here and think you and your family will too! Come to Paradise, Flamingo Retreat.

Here we are holding our newborn grandson Luca, who was born Sept 1, 2010 in Boston.

We are in love and think Luca is the best present ever! Sandy and Dave

Sandy Snodgrass purchased this condo in 2000

Why Sandy Snodgrass chose Port St. Joe

My sister Joannie and her husband Eddie found Cape San Blas over 25 years ago on their honeymoon. They said if there ever was a place to have a vacation home, Cape San Blas would be it. In 2000 several family members decided to go together to invest in a home to share with each other and invest, and create a special place for others. We found that at Barrier Dunes. It is a friendly, secure, gated community with the #1 Beach in the USA as noted by Florida's Dr. Beach. St Joe State Park, St Vincent Island, St. Joe Buffer Preserve (eagles soar), fresh, fresh seafood, and all the things you can image to do on vacation are right here! Don't fight the crowds, come to a little bit of Paradise at Flamingo Retreat at Cape San Blas!! St Joe State Park, right next door was voted the #1 State Park in the USA in 2012 -- pristine beach, bay exploring and snorkeling plus pontoon and kayaking too. So much to do or nothing to do. Golfing, horseback riding available too.

What makes this condo unique

We've made our vacation home very family friendly. It is over 1800 sq ft with 4 outside decks, large kitchen, 2 new sofas in dining rm, and huge master suite with a king size bed, dual sinks, separate garden tub and walk in 6 ft shower. Lots of places to relax, with TV/DVD/Cable in each bedroom and living rm. Free WiFi and Free Long-Distance. We have lots of movies, books, board games, and beach toys for your family to enjoy, in addition to beach chairs/umbrellas/and a beach buggy to take all our items to the beach -- which is only about 120 steps from the toownhome. You 'll never have to worry about finding a place to put your towel or blanket on our beach -- with 14 miles of white sandy beach (the last 7 at St Joe State Park) Cape San Blas is Old Florida at it's best -- we call it the Forgotten Coast - why -- because there are no hotels, and no buildings over 3 stories. We believe in preserving the beauty of the beach, nature and wildlife. If you like fresh seafood, this is the place. You can watch the fishing boats unload at St Joe Marina and purchase fresh shrimp at St Patrick's seafood market or the local Piggly Wiggly grocery. There are also many locally owned restaurants who pride themselves in using the freshest local seafood available. Other eateries include Chinese, Mexican and Italian. Subway, McDonald's and Hungry Howie's too. Port St Joe is a colorful Southern town where the locals have a lot of pride in their beaches and their town. There's usually an Art, Music, Seafood, First Friday, Holiday, etc., Festival going on -- the town supports the arts and the artists! The beautiful, new, state-of-the-art Sacred Heart Hospital just opened in March 2010 in Port St Joe. You will find yourself and your family relaxed and reconnected once you've visited our vacation home, Flamingo Retreat. Come stay with us! You'll all be happy you did. 2013

we got all new large appliances and new tile floor, lg TV, secure WiFi, and premium cable, outside gas grill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The grandchildren talk all year about the beach they were on and when they can go back. It is such a lovely beach and Flamingo Retreat is great. You have everything we need for a wonderful family vacation. Thank you"
Jul 2013
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Port St. Joe Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 single beds available, Child Beds (1) packnplay, booster, step stool, 4 gates, and locked gate on main balcony, Baby Cribs (1) packnplay with all linens, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa sleep Q
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
perfect family home, games, books, toys, beach toys, beach caddy, 4 beach chairs, boogie boards, crab nets, pool floats, beach mats, lots and lots of extras. 2 pools (one on beach) and lighted tennis courts.


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All inclusive Availability /100 steps to beach,/2 pools, 3 bedrooms/pets ok
average rating of 4.888889 based on 20 reviews
Winter Park FL USA

A great condo

  • 5 of 5

So enjoyed our stay at this this well equipped condo! Good Location! Warm feeling! Balcony so nice to relax and chat with neighbors!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arley, Alabama

Great vacation spot with pets

  • 4 of 5

My husband, son, his girlfriend, her sister, and their parents stayed at this condo for a week over the past two summers. The condo has everything you need for a wonderful vacation. We cook -- either in the kitchen or on the deck - most nights. Could not ask for more responsive owners. We explored to our hearts' content and still have more to see in this vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Great condo!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I stayed in this condo last June 2014 and we loved this condo! It was the best equipped condo we have ever stayed in, anywhere. We have taken several beach trips to Orange Beach, AL, Fripp Island, SC, and previous trips to Barrier Dunes. This one wins the award! We enjoyed watching and playing with all the dogs on the beach and everyone was so friendly that we made lots of new friends while on vacation. Can't wait to come back this summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month celebrating Thanksgiving and our anniversary. The condominium is well equipped, comfortable and well maintained. The owner was immediately responsive to our questions and needs. Pet friendly. A best buy!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family reunion vacation at this condo in March 2014. There was plenty of room for my family of four, my sister's family of three and my parents. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook. The beach is absolutely beautiful and visible from the top floor master bedroom. The boys loved searching for shells and wading in the water. We enjoyed a bonfire on the beach one night under the stars. Both pools are well-kept and the pool by the beach allows you to relax by the pool watching the kids while you hear the waves crashing on the background. There is a great little playground on the property that the boys enjoyed very much. The condo provides beach toys and umbrellas as well as a nice grill on the porch. We had other family members stay at another condo on the property which was fabulous. This property is in a gated community and is small enough to easily walk between condos. This beach is one of the best I've been to over the years. It's a hidden treasure of soft white sand without the high rise bustling vacation feel. You really feel like you're on your own little piece of paradise! The town of Port St. Joe is just a short drive away and has cute little boutiques and some great places to eat. We have done horse riding on the beach and love to walk along the national park which is just outside of the condo entrance. There are so many beautiful trails along the beach to explore. We will continue to make this our family vacation spot for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cumming, GA

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We planned a last minute beach trip with our kids and had an incredible weekend. The owners were great to work with and the house was exactly what we wanted. Very very short walk to the beach, no problem for 3 kids under 6.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape San Blas./Port St. Joe Scalloping
Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza
Sunset Coastal Grill
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Florida Northwest Airport, Panama City, FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cone HeadThirsty Goat, Haughty Herron, Triple Tail
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
St. Joseph Golf
Car: necessary

moonlight Lighthouse walks, daytime Lighthouse tours, sunset boat tours, lots of local festivals, antique and boutique shopping in Port St Joe and Appalachicola, maritime museum and historilcal museums also, ice cream shops, pizza, wonderfully fresh seafood, shrimp, oysters, scallop, fish


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

RATES are ALL INCLUSIVE of fees, cleaning, taxes, etc. PAY ONE RATE

$300 deposit and balance due 3 weeks before vacation. ALL INCLUSIVE RATE

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.