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Dune Rise - just 100 yards off the beach with the best rates in SeaCliffs

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful views in an updated, comfortable home. 3 Bedrooms; 3.5 Baths

Dune Rise is an updated, stylish and spacious 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath townhouse sitting just 100 yards off the beach and close to the pool in the SeaCliffs community of Cape San Blas. As our family's vacation home, we've made it comfortable and accommodating for guests as well. When you book with us, you will receive personal one-on-one attention from the time you book until you arrive home.

Beautiful and unobstructed gulf views from three large covered balconies bring the sights and sounds of our sugar-sand beach right to your back door. Relax on the uncrowded beaches of Cape San Blas' peaceful northern end. Cool off in the large SeaCliffs pool. Explore the adjacent St. Joseph's Peninsula State Park. Kayak on the bay. Explore Apalachicola and Port St. Joe. A trip to Cape San Blas is a chance to get away from it all and discover a whole other world.

And keep the comforts of home with a spacious, well-equipped kitchen, large comfortable rooms, true high-speed Internet with whole-house mesh Wi-Fi, full-featured HDTV entertainment system with digital cable, Blu-ray/DVD player and Roku with HBO Now, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video streaming, and free long-distance phone service. Each bedroom also has a TV with Roku and Netflix streaming.

The home features a private in-house elevator for convenience and all home linens (bed linens, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths and dish cloths) are provided and set up fresh and clean for your arrival.

To your rental fee, add just a $150 cleaning/linens fee, 12% sales / tourism tax and any "service fee" HomeAway / VRBO may charge you (we do not set those fees nor receive money from them - please check your quoted total before booking). Reservations are secured with a deposit of 50% of rent, fees and taxes with the balance and refundable $500 security deposit due 30 days before arrival.

The house can sleep 6 adults comfortably in beds (one King, one Queen and two Twin beds). There is also a sleeper sofa and large sofa/chaise in the living room. Our listed policy is a maximum of 8 total guests including a maximum of 6 adults. We do not look to over-stuff the house with people, but realize children are small and easy to pile into sleeping spaces. If your party includes more than 8 total guests, please contact me to see if our house is right for you. You really should not plan on having more than 6 adults staying in the house, however.

Feel free to email me with any questions (see "Contact Manager" link in the booking area) Please note that we are no longer booking stays with pets. Also note that our calendar is always up to date (subject to pending reservations); no need to confirm your selected dates are open before booking. The "Book Now" button on VRBO is the quickest and easiest way to book your stay.

Outside of the peak Spring / Summer seasons, we can often accommodate stays shorter than a week, including those not starting or ending on Saturdays. Please contact me if the VRBO system does not allow you to book "odd" stays when the calendar is showing availability in these times.

Our cancellation policy is as follows (please note that there is a minimum cancellation fee that may not be reflected in what VRBO displays). There is a $100 minimum cancellation fee. Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund less $100. Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive a 50% refund less $100. Bookings canceled less that 30 days before the start of the stay will not receive a refund.

House details:

On the entry floor you will find a full-sized washer/dryer, space for beach equipment storage and the convenient elevator. We try to keep out some basic beach chairs, umbrellas and beach toys for visitor use, but it’s not possible to say what will be there at any given time (things tend to come and go with guests sometimes). Outside there is a deep covered parking area (can accommodate up to three vehicles) and private, raised outdoor shower with hot and cold water plus a full-sized gas grill.

The second level is the main living space, with a spacious, well-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room.

The full kitchen features both a microwave and toaster oven in addition to a new electric range, both a coffee maker and coffee grinder plus a small Keurig machine, a kettle for tea or hot drinks, a crock pot for easy meal-making, an electric griddle, a waffle maker and functional and stylish dish and glass ware. The eat-in kitchen features a six-seat dining table as well as a four-seat comfortable bar area.

The living room features a long, comfortable sofa/chaise and a full-size sleeper sofa in an open layout. And because downtime is important, we've provided the best of modern home entertainment. On the 47” HDTV you can enjoy a full digital HD cable TV package, DVR and premium movie programming. The TV is equipped with a Roku player offering HBO Now, Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming services. There is also a Blu-ray / DVD player. Whole-house Wi-Fi delivers true high-speed Internet to your laptops, tablets and mobile devices. The house telephone offers free, unlimited calling anywhere in the U.S. with crystal-clear wireless handsets throughout the house.

On the large main floor balcony you'll find a comfortable six-seat outdoor dining set as well as an extra seating area.

The third level features two guest rooms, each with a private bath. The room on the balcony side is a Queen room and the room on the driveway side has two Twin beds. Both guest rooms feature new linens, flat-screen televisions and Roku players with Netflix streaming. The Twin room also features a DVD player. There is a Pack’N Play with mattress for small children (you will need to supply your own linens) as well as a high chair and baby gates for small-child comfort. The Twin room has enough space to sleep "extra" children on the floor and all rooms have enough space to fit the Pack'N Play. The balcony of the Queen room features two comfortable chaise lounges as well as Adirondack chairs.

The fourth level is a private Master Suite with a new King bed, large bathroom and balcony featuring fantastic gulf views. The fourth level is cooled by a separate central air conditioning unit, eliminating the problem of high temperatures on the upper floors of SeaCliffs units. The Master Suite also has a TV with Roku player for Netflix streaming. Soak in the views and sounds of the gulf on the comfortable outdoor sofa or Adirondack chairs, which makes the Master Suite a true private escape.

Dune Rise is not just a vacation rental unit, it is also our family beach retreat. So you'll find touches that make the home comfortable and relaxing; not just cheap to operate as a rental unit. We want our guests to have as great a time as we do on the peninsula.

Dune Rise came on the rental market in 2013 and we've been very pleased to have such positive comments from our guests, including several who have become regular visitors. We believe if you choose our home for your Cape San Blas vacation you'll want to come back again and again. VRBO's booking system can be a little confusing, so let us know if you have any questions. When availability permits outside of the peak Spring and Summer seasons, we are happy to accommodate rentals of less than 7 days. Contact us for pricing and availability of shorter stays.

We look forward to introducing you to Dune Rise.

More Details

Property Manager
Ken Womack
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Ken Womack

My wife and I live in Atlanta; she works in digital media and I'm in charge of our two kids and projects like Dune Rise. Both of our careers have been built online, and we're excited to have tools like VRBO that can help us connect to others who are looking for the kind of beach experience we have always enjoyed and are crafting with our own touches at Dune Rise.

I manage Dune Rise personally, which means I'm always available and happy to answer questions before or during your stay and work to resolve any issues that arise quickly. My primary concern is that our guests have the best vacation possible at our beach home.

Ken Womack purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Ken Womack chose Port St. Joe

We've vacationed on the Cape for more than a decade and are thrilled to now have a place of our own that we can share with those who know the secrets of 'the Forgotten Coast'. After our first daughter was born we found SeaCliffs because it had a pool but was still small enough to give us the peace and quiet we look for, and when a great unit just 100 yards off the beach came up for sale we decided to become SeaCliffs owners ourselves. We've enjoyed making the home our own and are always adding touches we hope our guests enjoy as well.

What makes this townhome unique

Simply put, the proximity to the beach and the views from the three balconies sold us on this property and is what we hope our visitors will really enjoy about Dune Rise. We chose the name Dune Rise because the unit sits right behind the wonderful tall dunes of SeaCliffs ... the dunes rise in front of the home with the beach and gulf right behind. Having the sights, sounds and smells of the beach right at your back doors in a comfortable, spacious home is just fantastic.


Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Guests are to abide by the county's Leave No Trace laws, which are posted in the house. No items are to be left on beach overnight, for example.
  • All cancellations are subject to a minimum $100 fee. See Rental Agreement for details.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , King-sized Master Suite on top floor with beach-view balcony
    Queen Room - 1 queen , With private bath and beach-view balcony.
    Twin Room - 2 twin/ single , With private bath and bay window non-beach view.
    Den - 1 double , Full-sized sleeper sofa in den.
  • King size beds (1) Top-floor master suite features new furniture and quality bed linens., Queen size Beds (1) Main guest room features new quality bed linens., Twin or Single Beds (1) Second guest room features two twin beds., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) The living room features a long sofa/chaise suitable for sleeping as well as a full-size pull-out sleeper sofa.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Dune Rise - just 100 yards off the beach with the best rates in SeaCliffs
average rating of 4.8208957 based on 67 reviews
Villa Rica, GA

The house was exactly as pictured. Wonderful week on the cape!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay out on the cape. The house was exactly as pictured and had everything we needed. The owner is very responsive to questions. Perfect accommodations for our family of 4 and both of our mothers. Could not have asked for more perfect weather and location. Thank you Ken for sharing your home with us for a wonderful much needed vacation!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Last year, I never thought it could get any better, but it did. Accomodations on vacation are integral to your enjoyment. Dune Rise has been the best of the beach houses for the last 14 years. As we age, we have realized that the elevator makes it possible for us to go at all. The townhouse is spacious for 6 and we never feel cramped, though half of us are over six feet tall. We like that Ken keeps us informed and sends a 5 page booklet about the townhouse, the Cape, and the surrounding area. It was the best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, nice condo, very professional and curteous owner

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location to the beach! The condo was perfect for our family. When we arrived Saturday we headed for the beach. I like to wash our beach towels each night and found the dryer wasn't working. We contacted the owner and he responded within 30 min. It was repaired by Tuesday morning! Great service! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Find!

  • 5 of 5

I overall enjoyed my stay at Port San Blas except for the fact that it rained and I didn't get as much beach time as I would have liked. The condo was clean and easy to move around. The owner provided an excellent guide to everything concerning the condo which was extremely helpful. I hope to return someday. MJ

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway With All Conveniences Needed

  • 5 of 5

Dune Rise is perfect— plenty of space, all the conveniences needed, steps from both pool and beach. Ken is wonderful about corresponding and ensuring everything is perfect for guests! Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All was great as promised, we were not disappointed

  • 5 of 5

The house was even better then promised, very large, extremely quiet no noise travelled from floor to floor or room to room, elevator was great for a sore kneed guest, views from balcony of pool and ocean were fantastic, all appliances worked great, TVs in all rooms, ample parking for two cars, complex was very quiet, only upgrade would be to get the pool heated for this time of year or add a community hot tub!

Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Located next to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning / Linens Fee $150 + Tax

Rates are subject to availability and owner acceptance of reservation request. Rates may change without prior notice. $100 minimum cancellation fee applies to all bookings. Please note that HomeAway / VRBO may charge an additional "Service Fee" on your booking that we do not control or receive. This "Service Fee" will appear as a line item in the list of fees shown to you on HomeAway / VRBO during the booking process. You may contact me with any questions.

No pets are allowed.

Bed, bath and kitchen linens are provided and the cleaning fee includes laundering those items. Guest will bring their own beach towels as well as consumable items (toilet paper, paper towels, soaps, detergents, etc.).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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