Book for "Blast on the Bay" Songwriters Festival Weekend Oct 20-23rd

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This recently constructed, and beautifully furnished end unit is in the premier secure gated community of Barrier Dunes, You'll feel special from the moment you arrive!

Mature landscaping with palm tree, boardwalks, stocked fishing ponds, tennis courts, and 2 outdoor pools will affirm you've made the best selection on the cape. But that's just the beginning! Stroll a few hundred feet and cross over the stunning 20' high sand dunes to the sugary white sand beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico.

One look and you'll know why 'Dr. Beach' declared it America's #1 beach. At first glance, be amazed at the splendid serenity, then look for the dolphins jumping in the surf, and come again and again for the magnificent sunsets over the sparkling water.

This isn't the overdeveloped crush and hurried pace of Central and South Florida. It is THE antidote to the busy lives we as Americans are consumed with. Whether alone, with a best friend, or your family; this is the place to reconnect with nature and each other.

Opportunities of a simple kind abound: shelling, walks along the beach and playing in the surf, fishing from the shore and the ponds, a round of tennis, splashing in the pool, grillling the local seafood on the deck, riding bikes on the quiet streets of Barrier Dunes, and adjacent St. Joseph Beach State Park while observing abundant wildlife. What'll it be for you? I feel more relaxed just telling you about it! Better still, all this is yours without getting back in your car.

OK, so your curious about the rest of the area. Go explore. There's shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more stretching from Mexico Beach through Port St. Joe past Eastpoint and St. George Island to Appalachicola with it's historic homes to Carrabelle. All within an hour drive. Slightly further and you can take a guided a boat trip at Wakulla Springs and see an incredible amount and variety of birds and my favorite, the alligators.

I've had the good fortune to travel in over 30 countries and have been visiting Florida for as many years. However, when my wife brought me to Barrier Dunes on Cape San Blas, I knew we'd found something special. Six weeks later we closed on our townhome and now we have the pleasure of extending a welcome to you to come and share this piece of paradise. Hope to hear from you soon!

Keywords: Townhome

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Property Type

  • Townhome

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • House phone provided with unlimited calling; Wifi included, HD TV's, also TV's in Bedrooms...moreless


  • Books:

    Several paper back books ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    scrabble good for the beach; puzzles also...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Media Com with many premium channels, and more...moreless

  • Television:

    (3) 2 brand new flat screen HD TV's; one in the Master BR and one in the main living room, (2012), and the 3rd Sony TV in 2nd bedroom...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    90 seconds walkover the boardwalks to the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    4 at table or 6 at the table when table is expanded , and 2 at the bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance:

    free calls anywhere...moreless

  • Garage:

    cover carport...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wifi through media com...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    brand new cookware 2012...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    fully equipped dishes, new pots and pans, blender, etc….....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen Brand new cookware ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Balcony:

    extra chairs on each balcony...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Patio table and chairs and umbrella ...moreless

  • Golf:

    St Joseph Country Club is 15 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    can be rented at Scallop Cove on the Cape...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on deck...moreless

  • Tennis:

    lighted tennis courts for day and night...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Can be rented at Scallop Cove on the Cape...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (2) There are 2 pools at Barrier Dunes: one at the cub house at the beach 90 seconds away; and the other is a heated pool is 30 seconds away from our property....moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.8
from 31 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 26 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
4 night min stay
$840 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $90
  • Pet Fee $85
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12%


Weekly rate is 1100.00

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Car: Necessary

Beautiful white sand beach, adjacent to St Joseph Peninsula State Park; 30 miles from Apalachicola, (second oldest city in Florida); 20 minutes from Port St. Joe, FL.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I am a retired art teacher from the Chicago area. Our family loves the beach at Cape San Blas. Our place is beautifully decorated. We are an end unit, which let's more light in, and is more spacious. We have a new refrigerator, gas grill, and air conditioning unit purchased in the last year. We also just upgraded 2 flat screen TV's. We are located right near, 30 seconds, to the pool and tennis courts. It is a 90 second walk over the boardwalks to the beach. We appreciate the fact that we can leave our chairs and umbrella up all week at the beach and not carry them back and forth Our deck has morning sun. We love to bike and hike in the St. Joe Peninsula State Park. We love to eat the great seafood in the nearby restaurants.

Why the Owner Chose Port Saint Joe, FL, USA:
We purchased our townhome in 2004 from an NFL football player. We love the uncrowded, sugary white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle. We enjoy the great fishing eating, shelling, biking,and relaxing at the gated community of Barrier Dunes

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
We love the small town of Port St. Joe. We shuck our own oysters that we purchase by the pound. We enjoy the most beautiful sunsets over the water. We also enjoy the shopping and great restaurants in historic Appalaciocola, the 2nd oldest city in Florida, only 30 minutes away. Also, we never miss a dinner at the Indian Pass Raw Bar during our visits. We take part in the several local activities whenever we can.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • beautiful sunset at the beach

    beautiful sunset at the beach

  • Pool with Beach in background

    Pool with Beach in background

  • Dining table seats 4 or 6

    Dining table seats 4 or 6

  • Kitchen


  • master bedroom sink area

    master bedroom sink area

  • Bedroom on first floor, trundle bed; sleeps 2

    Bedroom on first floor, trundle bed; sleeps 2

  • 1st floor bathroom

    1st floor bathroom

  • Beautiful foliage at rear deck

    Beautiful foliage at rear deck

  • view from back deck to the left

    view from back deck to the left

  • surf and beach

    surf and beach

  • baked oysters

    baked oysters

  • Relaxing at the beach

    Relaxing at the beach

  • Sandcastle of Mayan ruin at the
Barrier Dunes Beach

    Sandcastle of Mayan ruin at the Barrier Dunes Beach

  • living area

    living area

  • living/dining area

    living/dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master Bath with deep soaking tub and shower

    Master Bath with deep soaking tub and shower

  • 1st floor bedroom

    1st floor bedroom

  • Exterior of townhome (end unit)

    Exterior of townhome (end unit)

  • view from back deck

    view from back deck

  • another view from upstairs master bedroom deck

    another view from upstairs master bedroom deck

  • sand dunes

    sand dunes

  • pool at night

    pool at night

  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse

    Cape San Blas Lighthouse

VRBO #37804

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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