You will feel right at home when you walk into this beautiful town home. The living room is a large, sunlit and comfortable. Enjoy the window seat or the leather recliner. Plenty of other seating for a family to gather and watch movies together. There is dining area and great kitchen..all have newly installed wood flooring. There is a half bath on this level.
The living room opens on to a private deck with dining set,gas grill and a settee to enjoy a good book or view the pines at the St Joseph state park. The kitchen window overlooks the children's play area in the cul de sac.
On the second floor the guest bedroom has a queen bed, flat screen tv, full bath and deck. The master is large and has king size bed, private deck ,flat screen tv and seating. The bath room has a double vanity,separate tub and shower .
Most everything you need for a restful, relaxing vacation is furnished: linens, beach chairs, umbrella, children's toys for both inside and the beach. We also provide two adult size bikes,a cart and a wagon!
Well equipped kitchen with coffee maker, microwave, blender, toaster oven and ample dishes and cooking utensils.
Also includes family games, video and book library, Pack and Play(TM), booster seat, wi-fi and wired broadband, free domestic long distance, two HD TV's, and a desk (if you must work).
Easy access to the Gulf beach, two pools, tennis, fishing ponds all less than 5 min walk! The St. Joe Bay state park is close by for bike rides and has a boat launch.
Professionally decorated, Clean - Family and pet friendly town home in a quiet section of the gated Barrier Dunes community with deck overlooking children's playground on one side and two decks on the other side overlooking St. Joe State Park and St. Joe Bay. Lots of privacy at this location!
Barrier Dunes is a well landscaped and maintained town home community with 2 pools, tennis courts freshwater fishing lakes, and three boardwalk beach access points over the dunes.
Keywords: 2 BR, Pool, Tennis, Uncrowded, Fishing, Scalloping, Bicycling, State Park Next Door
We started visiting (renting) at the Cape in the late 1980's for family vacations and then bought a house there in the 90's. We sold that when the kids left home, and then decided to purchase a townhouse in the blue water, out toward the end of the Cape, near the State Park. We hope to do a bit more fishing, shelling and just relaxing in retirement. In the meantime, we are glad to have you visit with us and enjoy the Cape.
We enjoy the quiet, serene environment of Barrier Dunes. The shops and restaurants in Port Saint Joe and Appalachacola are wonderful.
If you have never been scalloping, you should try it. The season is in mid summer. Walk (or boat) out in the Bay and simply pick them up (some folks snorkel). You can walk walk out a half mile in the shallow end of the Bay without going over about waist deep. The city has just created a park and Bay access on the mainland just where the Cape begins.
Our last boating expedition was up the Inland Waterway to White city and then over to Lake Wimco North of Apalachicola.
Spring Break 2016 was perfect! Three generations shared this townhome. Everything we needed for a week at the beach was at our disposal. There were beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys, even a wagon that the kids rode in to the ocean. You can tell that the owners welcome children. They provided a high chair, baby gates, and a pack-n-play. There's a grill on the back porch in addition to a well equipped kitchen. You won't be disappointed here. We'll definitely be back!
After spending 6 weeks here it feels like I can't leave. Our first visit to the Cape and Barrier Dunes was more than we expected and we can't wait to get back. Everything in this townhome was perfect and everything we needed was at our fingertips. Deborah was super great to work with and we can't thank them enough for letting us use their home. The coastal decor made our stay more serene, the place was very quiet and secluded and everything was like a fairy tale that I did not want to end. I can't wait to get back to the cape next year and if this unit was available I would rent it in a heartbeat.
We have been renting places for our yearly vacations and have had many wonderful experiences; however, there are usually things that we would improve upon. This is so NOT the case with Blue Skyes -- our time spent there was absolute perfection!
Barrier Dunes is a lovely gated community with pools, tennis courts, playgrounds, fishing ponds and access to lovely, uncrowded white sandy beaches. Our family enjoyed the beauty of the area and the many opportunities to make treasured family memories. And it was pet friendly, so our canine family member was able to go on vacation with us!
We took our boat and were able to launch at the State Park that is just a mile or so from the entrance to Barrier Dunes. Snorkeling to find scallops was a highlight of the trip as well as finding giant sand dollars and conch shells. At night, roasting hot dogs on the beach and watching for sea turtles was a fun time. We also enjoyed that Barrier Dunes was safe enough for our boys to go all over the area on their bikes, or to play tennis, or swim.
We could not have asked for a nicer condo in which to stay, or more kind and helpful owners. The condo was beautifully decorated and furnished, very clean and well-maintained, and had all of the conveniences of home. The kitchen was fully furnished with whatever one might need. And there was good strong wireless to accommodate the occasional work email that we had to handle!
We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing, peaceful visit to the beach in a beautiful beach home. It would be perfect for couples or families with children of any age.
Thank you Deborah and Roy for giving us such a perfect vacation!
This place is amazing! Everything is furnished. Best vacation ever
My family and I stayed here back in July/Aug of 2013 and we loved every minute of it. The owners are so nice and they literally thought of everything you may need while vacationing at the beach. This townhome is very cozy and it felt very much like a home away from home. The kitchen was very well stocked. We cooked a lot and always had everything we needed. The local Dollar General store was a great place to shop for groceries. The owners were so nice to allow the use of their beach chairs, cart, toys, etc. My kids had a blast. We also enjoyed the convenience of Wi-Fi. We made memories to last a lifetime! The unit was clean, relaxing and comfortable. The kids really enjoyed having the playground right outside the front door. It was a short, nice walk to the beach and pools. We loved being able to bring our dogs with us as well. The whole area is so nice!! Such a peaceful vacation! We look forward to staying here again!! Hopefully soon!!
My husband and I went with our friends, who have a small child. This townhouse was beautiful, and set up in a way, what we did not feel crowded at all. The whole place was very clean, and felt like home. Every last one of us was very pleased with our stay here. We took a boat with us, and there was a boat ramp about 5 minutes away. It is very accessible to the beach, pools, fishing, and even a nice little restaurant. There is a small store with groceries just down the road too. I would definitely stay here again. :)
Scalloping (in season), Floundering, St. Joe State Park - Hiking birding, Biking - paved bike paths along the road and in the park, Bay access - including boat ramp in the park