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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 3 - 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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017


Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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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(25 traveler reviews)

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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews


  • 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: Jul 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: Jun 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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Atlanta, GA USA

So Serene...

  • 5 of 5

Loved this awesome place which had all the bells and whistles and then some!

We went down for Spring Break 2017 with a group of 2 families and their dogs. Cape San Blas is the most amazing place to be and we can't get enough of Barrier Dunes! Serenity By The Sea lived up to it's name and we would definitely return there and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Well stocked and nicely renovated kitchen, with everything we could ever need, tastefully decorated without clutter and very well kept. The sheets were devine and our kids even commented over the pillows. What 9 year old notices pillow quality? I guess that tells you something about this place! We all slept very well in those beds! We forgot our beach chairs but needn't worry because the beach closet is choc full with everything we needed for the beach.

My favorite part of this place was the rinse station they created at the ground level. We could rinse everyone off and walk up to the back deck sand free. I loved not having sand tracked inside and it was AWESOME!

Thank you for sharing your place with us! We can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review of our home. We're very happy to hear you had a good time and loved our home as much as we do. Our next trip down is late April and we will be adding a new dishwasher and new couch too. We hope you choose to stay with us again!
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A wonderful place to stay on Cape San Blas!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our son and his family stayed at Serenity by the Sea the last week in September 2016. We were very pleased with the condo, how clean it was, comfortable and just plain cozy! The kitchen was great, it was stocked with anything you would need if cooking in! The bedrooms are great, each a great size and the beds were very comfortable! The views of the beach and gulf from the master bedroom deck and the second floor bedroom deck were absolutely beautiful! We truly loved sitting on the decks at night and gazing at the stars, it was absolutely a beautiful sight! We especially loved how close of a walk it is to the beach! We enjoyed and appreciated having all the items in the beach closet at our disposal! We really enjoyed being so close to Apalachicola, a really great little town to visit with great shops and great places to eat and drink! We also loved our dining experience at Indian Pass, a must do! We had no complaints and would love to book again and we would not hesitate to recommend Serenity by the Sea to anyone! We found the owners to be very easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach house!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation and taking the time to reviewit. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Great Place on Cape San Blas!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Serenity by the Sea during the last week in June 2016. It was the perfect location for sun, fun, and relaxation! The condo has three bedrooms, which could accomodate a whole family! But, for us it was just me, my husband and our two fur babies! The accomodations are quite comfortable! We loved having access to their beach closet where we used beach chairs and flotation devices for riding the waves! Inside the condo it was very clean with a full equipped kitchen. The whole week was relaxing, comfortable and carefree! This was our first trip to Cape San Blas and to Barrier Dunes. I would recommend these accomodations to any of my family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We're very happy you found everything to your liking and enjoyed your stay so much. 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

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50

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

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