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Lovely Home on Pond/ Ocean Side/475 Ft. to Gulf/Bikes/Many Extras/Great Rate

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Beach Berry at Barrier Dunes: Sand, Sun and Family Time at the Beach


Last updated: 03/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths,AT (Sleeps 5-8)

Beach-Berry is a fabulous three-level end-unit townhome. It is one of the newer homes in the secluded gated community of Barrier Dunes. Since purchasing the home Feb. 2012, I have screened in the back porch, added a deck, enclosed the outdoor shower, and installed wood flooring in the main living area. The home is pond front overlooking the tranquil fountain with a small ocean veiw from the third floor balcony. It has a concrete driveway and covered parking for your car and boat. My home is a very private end unit and perfectly located in Barrier Dunes. The ocean, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, two pools, and children's playground are all 500 steps or less from my door-step. Beach-Berry is a well cared for townhome in a secure family community. I have added many touches to make this your very special home away from home. It is beautifully decorated in the colors of the sea with a beach breezy nautical decor. A bottle of Beach Berry wine, a product of the Chautauqua Winery in DeFuniak Springs, will be waiting for you upon arrival. Toast your vacation and then stroll to the beach, catch the awesome beauty of the 20 ft high dunes, and the unspoiled white sand beaches. Capture a radiant Cape sunset, observe sea birds scooping up their dinner, and catch the dolphins playing near the shore line. What you will not find here are crowded beaches and commercialism. This is a serene beautiful place to reconnect with nature, renourish the spirit, enjoy family, make new friends, and create lifetime memories.

At Beach-Berry townhome, I want you and your family, young and old alike, to feel relaxed and carefree. I have included many extras you would not normally find in a beach rental. So enjoy the complimentary wine, sand toys and chairs for your family to take to the beach, floats, boogie boards and beach balls for the swimming pools, rainy day toys/activities for the children, a variety of movies and CD's by top artists. There are facilites/supplies to wash your boat, FIVE ADULT BIKES including one 3 wheeler with large basket for riding in Barrier Dunes and on the peninsula bike trail; a book collection of novels, children's bedtime story books, and TENNIS RACKETS for the nearby courts. You will find a well stocked kitchen with every large and small appliance/utensil that I could imagine you would need for preparing family meals. You have a nice size electric stove/oven, built in microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator with an ice maker. I have even included some spices and cookbooks. China and sliverware service will accommodate at least eight.

New purchases include a flat screen Sony Bravo TV, new coffee maker with automatic shut-off timer, George Foreman 24' Electric Grill, and a large gas grill with side burner for cooking up the catch of the day, a very comfortable elegant futon for relaxing and enjoying a good book. To stay connected and share your beach experiences a new router for wireless internet service has just been installed.

For your grooming and comfort needs, I have included extra coat hangers, an iron/ironing board, and 2 hair dryers. I stock good quality bed linens, thick towels, soaps, soft tissue paper and paper towels. The laundry room on the main floor has a full size washer and dryer.

My townhome will comfortably sleep 6-8 people.The large master bedroom has a queen size bed, and a futon that easily folds out to a comfortable bed that will sleep one adult or two children. The master bathroom has a double sink vanity, and a shower separate from the tub. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a full bath. Down stairs in the large living /dining area is the couch that converts into a comfortable queen size bed. There is also a half bath on this floor.

The floor plan is open and bright with a large bay window seat with comfortable pillows for reading or just daydreaming. The large wood dining table will seat 6, and there is a kitchen bar and 2 stools, and small kitchen table/2 chairs for extra seating. The open floor plan allows you to cook while keeping an eye on the actitivites going on in the main living area.

You will just love the large screened in back porch off the living area with western Gulf horizon exposure overlooking the lake's fountain. The sound of the water cascading from the fountain is very soothing. As the sun peeks out after a shower on a hot summer day, you may capture the rainbow arching over the sparkling water of the fountain.

Beach-Berry is family friendly, so bring the kids and grandparents. Enjoy, relax, and make beautiful memories. You will want to return every year.

Keywords: End unit townhome, newer construction, private, secluded, lakeside, three levels, ground floor has paved covered parking for boat and car, boat washing and outdoor enclosed shower facilities, western ocean exposure, beautiful sunsets, ocean view from upstairs balcony, 2 balconies and one screened in porch, backporch overlooks fountain, tranquil sounds of falling water, beautiful interior decor, well stocked kitchen, good quality linens, plenty of items to share with guests for beach, play, and entertainment, perfect Barrier Dunes location--450 steps to beach, 200 steps to tennis courts and pool, 100 steps to playground, extra boat parking around the corner, commercial free uncrowded beach. Purchased Jan. 2012, upgrades added, beautiful, comfortable, cozy, family-friendly home and community.
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1370 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adult family member must be at least 24 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    I provide many books, games and toys for children of all ages. Also a child's bike with training wheels. Plenty of beach toys...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking inside the home...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 5-6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen in master bedroom; excellent mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in guest bedroom, excellent mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new elegant futon folds into a nice comfortable bed; Couch in living area converts into queen bed, good mattress...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • ...moreless

  • 2.5 Two full baths: double sinks in bath off master suite with Shower separate from tub. Secondary bedroom has adjoining full bath with shower over tub. Main living area has a powder room wit sink and toilet. Off the carport is an enclosed hot and cold running shower. Great for getting the sand off before coming in the house. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • I am continually taking my guest suggestions and making upgrades and new purchases to my home. In 2014 I purchased a new large gas grill (Chargriller 3001 Pro 40,800 BTU and installed new Pergo Wood flooring in the main living area. I also had the screening replaced on the back porch. (No insects while you grill or eat out) Added additional beach chairs, and always stocking more boogie boards. For older adults like myself, I now have a 3 wheel adult bike for your use with a large basket for carrying your beach stuff. Beach Berry is my only vacation home and I am most fortunate to enjoy my home with family and guests. So come on down, just bring your beach attire, flip flops and relax on Florida's best beach. ...moreless


  • Books:

    A library with a large variety of books both fiction and non-fiction for children and adult reading...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    Several board and card games...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Portable CD player and radio-a growing music library...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable , new 32 ' flat Sony Bravo TV in main living area with a DVD player and 32 inch in Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Television:

    Second TV in master bedroom with DVD Player...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys for toddlers through teens...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    Large variety many PG movies for children...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children and family movies-a growing collection...moreless


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


  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Barrier Dunes is a beach front community on the Gulf of Mexico. 5 minute board walk to the beautiful white sand beaches of Barrier Dunes ...moreless

  • Lake View:

    On a beautiful pond with screen porch overlooking the fountain...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Townhome on lake with west exposure facing the fountain...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Breath taking views of ocean, bay, dunes, seashore...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from third floor balcony...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Barrier Dunes is an ocean front community...moreless

  • Water View:

    On pond and very small view of ocean from the 3rd floor balcony....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home situated on one of the three larger ponds in Barrier Dunes...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large dining table for 6; kitchen table for 2 and bar with 2 bar stools...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air-two units so you can adjust thermostats for upstairs separate from downstairs....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full capacity dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Paved downstairs covered parking large enough for both boat and car. Extra outdoor boat community parking just around the corner from the townhome...moreless

  • Garage:

    Carport area...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Good quality thick towels and sheet sets...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large living area, with reading nook and small library, board games, movies. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Carport for parking ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Paved parking on first floor, hot and cold water shower, accommodates covered parking for a car and a boat, large storage area for boat supplies, and recreational equipment....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Three phones, free local service , free internet broadband and WiFI...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    GE washer full capacity; laundry room adjacent to kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi range distance for both downstairs and upstairs...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic electric drip coffee maker with shut off timer...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Crock pot, toaster oven, blender, 2 slice toaster, waffle iron, two coffee makers, hand mixer, mixing bowls, pitchers, stove top skillets-all sizes,sauce pans-all sizes; casserole dishes, baking pans, glassware all sizes, wine glasses, pirex and glass baking pans/servers, pizza pan, china-soup bowls, salad plates, dinner plates, coffee cups, parfait glasses, lots of small utensils to include can opener, measuring cups/spoons, pizza pie cutter, spatulas, grater, cutting boards, corkscrew opener, etc....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 8. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full capacity built-in under counter dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large electic 4 burner stove/oven, diswasher, refrigerator/icemaker, built in microwave...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Large built in above stove microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    coffee, assorted spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full capacity refrigerator with automatic icemaker...moreless

  • Toaster:

    2 burner toaster and toaster oven...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Two balconies, one with ocean view, chairs on both balconies and small tables...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Four adult bikes for visitors to use. One 3 wheel adult bike with large front basket to carry beach stuff...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Porch patio eating table with chairs, additional lounge chairs. Porch scheduled to be screened in April 2012. Chairs on both balconies with small tables. Downstairs deck to pond ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Lovely community gazebo and clubhouse on the beach...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public golf course 8 miles away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak rentals available a short distance from my home...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lovely gazebo in Barrier Dunes overlooking the ocean and dunes...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New purchase in 2014-Large Gas Grill Choose from the smaller electric grill or the gas grill is a chargriller 3001 pro 40,800 BTU...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts in Barrier Dunes. Tennis rackets provided...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards and floats provided...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Barrier Dunes has 2 pools, one is ocean front next to club house and the other is adjacent to the lighted tennis courts. Both are short walk from the townhome; smaller pool heated parts of the yr....moreless

  • Heated Pool


Write a review 4.8
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 - May 13, 2017
5 night min stay
May 14 - Sep 16, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12%


Rates are subject to change.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/14/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Panama City
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Port St. Joe Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 30-E (cape rd.)HWY 30-A off of HWY 98
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cone Heads

Car: Recommended

Nearby activities include water and land tours of historic Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Tour the islands of St. George or St. Vincent National Wildlife refuge, an unspoiled island, climb to the top of the Cape's historic light house, venture out by boat or hike to the end of the Cape where the bay meets the sea. There is so much to do and see on Florida's Forgotten Coast. Escape to the Cape.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: I live in DeFuniak Springs, Fl. which is 100 miles from the Cape. I have traveled to many beautiful places, however few areas compare to the natural beauty of the Cape and Florida's Forgotten Coast. My family and friends in Northwest Florida feel this is a very special place to unwind and enjoy 'Old Florida'' the way it was before high rises and theme parks. My family has visited St. Joseph Peninsula State Park many times. In January of 2012, I had the good fortune to purchase my beautiful townhome situated in the premier community of Barrrier Dunes.It was love at first sight. I knew the time was right for me to buy my vacation home. I recently retired from education, and I plan to spend much of my time at Barrier Dunes wth family and friends. My home was in excellent condition when I purchased it. However, I have spent many hours adding the little extra touches and conveniences to make this a very special place for me, as well as, my guests.

Why the Owner Chose Port St. Joe, FL, USA:
I knew I wanted to have a vacation home near or on the Cape. Barrier Dunes has it all--small gated community, family oriented atmosphere, tennis courts, swimming pools, club house, playground, three small lakes and one of the best beaches in the USA. Best of all, Barrier Dunes abuts St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. You are in an ocean front community and directly across the street is beautiful St. Joesph Bay. You could not ask for more.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
My family and friends love to fish and go scalloping. We have caught bass in Barrier Dunes ponds, whiting and pompano in the ocean surf, red fish, trout and flounder in the bay, and have scooped buckets full of bay scallops. We also like to ride our bikes on the 15 mile Peninsula bike trail, hike the trails around the 20 ft. dunes, explore the bay by kayak, or take boat trips in the bay and gulf. When the surf is up, my son is surfing. My mid-western relatives are looking foward to the well-maintained lighted tennis courts of Barrier Dunes and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Course just 15 minutes away. Evenings are spent watching the sunset, strolling the beach, and collecting shells. At Barrier Dunes you will meet new friends over a beach bonfire on a starry night. There is plenty to do within walking or bike riding distance. Just park your car, chill out, and bring your fishing gear.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/14/2017

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  • Beach Berry at Barrier Dunes: Sand, Sun and Family Time at the Beach

    Beach Berry at Barrier Dunes: Sand, Sun and Family Time at the Beach

  • Fountain at the back door of Beach-Berry townhome

    Fountain at the back door of Beach-Berry townhome

  • Lake front townhomes of Barrier Dunes

    Lake front townhomes of Barrier Dunes

  • Large spacious living area, beautifully decorated

    Large spacious living area, beautifully decorated

  • buffet, guest registration and wine bar

    buffet, guest registration and wine bar

  • Reading nook and library collection

    Reading nook and library collection

  • Large master bedroom tastefully decorated with queen size bed

    Large master bedroom tastefully decorated with queen size bed

  • Full master bath, double vanity, shower is separate from tub.

    Full master bath, double vanity, shower is separate from tub.

  • guest room full bath

    guest room full bath

  • 4 adult bikes and several boogie boards for guest to enjoy

    4 adult bikes and several boogie boards for guest to enjoy

  • Sunset on the Cape. 5 min. walk ; Gulf of Mexico

    Sunset on the Cape. 5 min. walk ; Gulf of Mexico

  • On lake/small ocean view from 3rd floor balcony/450 ft. to ocean via boardwalk

    On lake/small ocean view from 3rd floor balcony/450 ft. to ocean via boardwalk

  • Bug proof screening on back porch
facing fountain pond

    Bug proof screening on back porch facing fountain pond

  • Photo from back porch. Faces west for beautiful sunsets & fountain rainbows

    Photo from back porch. Faces west for beautiful sunsets & fountain rainbows

  • Dining area with new hard wood flooring

    Dining area with new hard wood flooring

  • Barrier Dunes Ocean Front Pool

    Barrier Dunes Ocean Front Pool

  • Bay window seat in living area; relax, read and watch the sun come up

    Bay window seat in living area; relax, read and watch the sun come up

  • Breakfast nook next to laundry room

    Breakfast nook next to laundry room

  • Large master bedroom with futon for extra sleeping or relaxing.

    Large master bedroom with futon for extra sleeping or relaxing.

  • Colorful guest bedroom with 2 twin bed and  adjacent full bath

    Colorful guest bedroom with 2 twin bed and adjacent full bath

  • Enclose shower, eating area on deck adjacent to pond

    Enclose shower, eating area on deck adjacent to pond

  • Sunset at Barrier Dunes 475 steps from Beach-Berry townhome

    Sunset at Barrier Dunes 475 steps from Beach-Berry townhome

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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