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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,845 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Cape San Blas is the last pet friendly & family oriented area in the Florida Panhandle. Serenity by the Sea is a very spacious, well stocked and maintained Gulf Front townhome with fantastic beach & ocean views located in the Barrier Dunes community (138 Sabal Circle). The community is just outside the Saint Joseph State Park area which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches with great shelling and fishing on both the bay and beaches.

Our home is great for both families and individuals. It offers gorgeous views from almost every room, easy access to the beach, 2 pools and tennis courts. Wireless broadband access and unlimited long distance calling to US and Canada is included.

The condo's master bedroom has a king size bed, Oversized private bath with Jacuzzi tub and deck with a spectacular Gulf view. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, also with a private bath and deck also with beautiful Gulf view. The 3rd bedroom is has a king size bed with a private bath.

The main floor has a spacious, well-stocked kitchen, a dining area for 8 and a large living area with a queen sleeper sofa. A large deck offers a great Gulf view. There is also a half-bath on this level.

Barrier Dunes offers 2 pools (one beachside with a beautiful gulf view) and tennis courts for the more active guests. Golfing is available nearby at the Port St Joe Country Club course. Charter fishing is available for both bay and offshore fishing in both Port Saint Joe and the world famous Apalachicola area.

Keywords: Townhome, Serenity, cape san blas, beach, florida, gulf, cape san blast, vacation rental, barrier dunes, barriar dunes, pet friendly, getaway, romantic, panhandle, port st joe, thecapescape

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1845 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy is described in the rental agreement we will execute upon your request to book.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

Great location, incredibly dog friendly beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed the balcony views, proximity to the beach and everything about the townhouse. You almost have to be in a boat to get any closer. Plenty of parking and room for your toys under the house. The updated kitchen easily kept up with cooking every meal and baking for 7. Thank you, thank you, thank you, we had an absolutely great vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy to hear you enjoyed our home and the Cape. Thank you for staying with us. Hope you have a great New Year!
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Beautiful beaches - great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 and our dog stayed a week at the end of September 2017. The condo is so convenient to the beach and the beach is beautiful and feels very private. When renting in Barrier Dunes, you should consider Serenity by the Sea. Most of the units aren't beach front although they may advertise a "beach view". It really makes a huge difference when you are literally steps from the sand. Our weather was perfect and the surf was very calm the entire week. We tend to eat dinners out when vacationing, but the condo had everything we needed for basic breakfast and lunch. You can't go wrong with Serenity by the Sea or Cape San Blas.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us. Glad to hear to you enjoyed your time in our home.
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Beautiful, quiet location with perfect beach access

  • 5 of 5

We loved our experience for a 60th birthday getaway. This place was so beautiful and private, with easy access to the beach and everything you could possibly need, from beach supplies to baby supplies. You really do not need any household items traveling here. The wifi and cell service was spotty, but not too bothersome since we were on vacation after all! The 3 flights of stairs could be tough for some, and you could definitely tell that it is a pet-friendly place, although it was very clean. Be prepared to drive 20 minutes for supplies and nightlife, but enjoy the seclusion as well. We would stay here again, and plan to come back to Serenity in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We think the internet issue has been fixed as Mediacom installed a new line to our unit and upgraded the modem too. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Great location, gorgeous view! Condo was very nice and had everything we needed! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return. Thanks for staying with us!
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Rick's home is well appointed and comfortable. Steps away from a beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will plan a return visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear you enjoyed our home and the Cape. Look forward to having you as our guest again. Thanks!
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Kent, UK

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 4 friends and this was an absolutely beautiful place to stay. Both Serenity by the Sea and Cape San Blas score very highly on our 'favourite places we have visited' list. Can't say anything other than if you are thinking twice about going then don't! It was a truly marvellous time in a very comfortable home in an amazingly beautiful place.

Jo Warren UK

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed our home and the Cape. Thank you for taking the time to do a review and we hope to hear from you again.
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Car: recommended

The complex has 2 tennis courts, 2 pools (one beachside) and 3 stocked fishing ponds that are great for the children. Barrier Dunes is located just outside St Joseph State Park which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and bay access. There is great shelling, snorkeling and fishing in the park. There is also a hiking trail with overnight camping available.

Nearby there are charter fishing boats available in both Port St Joe and Appalachicola for bay or gulf fishing. Also nearby is the Port St Joe county club golf course. The Port St Joe marina offers scuba diving, boat rentals and sailing opportunities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

When using Book It follow the VRBO/Homeaway quote payment schedule. When booking outside Book It - reservations more than 60 days in the future require either a $300 ($500 for monthly rentals) refundable reservation deposit or the 1st payment (50%). Payments are 50% of rental amount due 60 days prior to arrival date (or at booking) with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. Reservations less than 60 days in the future will not require a reservation deposit as the 1st payment would be due at booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund