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Memories Are Made Here!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Charming 2 Bedroom - 2.5 Bath Upgraded Cottage with Super Amenities!

Enjoy your own 2-story cottage! Barefoot Cottages is a gated community with laid back living and great amenities on Florida's Forgotten Coast. Enjoy the two pools, clubhouse, fitness center, and BBQ areas surrounded by natural areas and quaint walking bridges.

Public beaches are close - it's only about a mile to Windmark Beach and a short drive to the sugar sand of Mexico Beach.

• The main pool is just steps from your front door with the house set off just enough to enjoy being so close while maintaining a bit more privacy. View of the pool from either of the two screen porches.

• You are close to the parking area which makes unpacking and bringing supplies to the unit a breeze.

• Barefoot Bliss is on the north side of the main pool; there is virtually no road noise!

• Enter through the screened in porch which has a ceiling fan to keep you cool and new patio furniture for dining al fresco.

• Step inside to the coastal inspired open floor plan. The entire home has been freshly painted. The theme is beachy charm, clean and comfortable! The downstairs has beautiful oak hardwood flooring. The living area includes a new queen sleeper and loveseat, a 50” Smart flat screen TV with a DVD player for the "old school". Put your feet up and relax! Free cable and WIFI are provided.

• The dining area is bright and comfortable with new seating for 6. It's a great place to enjoy a meal, play games or plan your day. Four bar stools at the counter provide even more seating and dining options.

• The kitchen is open to the living area and stocked with everything you need if you choose to cook. You only need to supply your food and seasonings. You can take your pick of a conventional drip coffee maker or a Keurig. Additional appliances include a toaster, blender, crock pot and even a waffle iron!

• The downstairs powder room has a full size stacked washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board and more importantly, beach chairs, beach towels and pool noodles to use during your visit. All you need to add is the sunscreen and your swimsuit!

• Upstairs are two bedrooms – each with a king size bed, a flat screen TV, an ensuite bath. The master suite includes a tiled walk-in shower. Recharge on the private balcony to enjoy the beginning of the day or wind down after a busy day at the beach. The guest room also has a king size bed and an ensuite bathroom complete with tub and shower.

We start all guests out with an initial supply of dish soap, dishwasher soap, hand soap, laundry soap, fabric softener, garbage bags, paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex.

Looking for things to do? In addition to the amenities on site, Windmark Beach is about a mile away; Mexico City Beach is just a bit farther. Drive into quaint Port St. Joe and enjoy the local shops, great restaurants, pedestrian and bicycle trails, the marina and so much more! Kayaking, boating, snorkeling, all things water or bicycling; opportunities are plentiful! Go horseback riding in Cape San Blas or head to Apalachicola for a fun day trip! For more hustle and activity, Panama City is a short drive.

Barefoot Bliss is more than just a vacation rental! So come on over, kick off your shoes, get some sand between your toes and ENJOY YOURSELF!

More Details

Jennifer and Michael Potter
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

Why Jennifer and Michael Potter chose Port St. Joe

We first stayed at the Barefoot Cottages a few years ago and fell in love with the Cottages and the area. Port St. Joe is quaint and quiet with some of the friendliest people we have ever met! It was love at first site. Barefoot Bliss is not just a vacation rental to us; it is our second home and favorite get away. We hope it will become yours as well.


Port St. Joe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk In shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Powder Room - 1st floor - toilet , Full sized stacked washer & dryer in powder room closet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 king
  • Queen sleeper in Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Memories Are Made Here!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
Charleston, SC

Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying in this home. We felt at ease and comfortable the second we walked in. It was like the house was waiting for us to arrive! This home is well kept, clean, and complete with any kitchen item you would ever need. The beds are comfortable and the pool is in a great location to keep an eye on our teen and preteen while they swim and relax. There is enough space for all four of us to function without being under each other. We are close to downtown and other quaint small towns for day trips. The Piggly Wiggly and Dollar General offer ample choices for food and other needs. We have already set dates for next year and will be staying again! Thank you Jennifer and Michael for being great communicators and allowing us to use your home away from home:) The Rucker Family!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We were thrilled to have you come back again this year - it's a great place for family traditions! See you next summer!
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Canton, GA

Everything We Needed

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this property during our August summer vacation. We loved the property. It was clean and quiet after 9 pm. The wifi supported 7 devices without any noticeable lag. While we didn't eat in much this trip, there were plenty of plates for our take-out night. Everything worked as described. All our family activities were local to Port St Joe (boat rental from Seahorse Safari) and beach walks near Tyndale AF base, Windmark Beach, St George Island and Cape San Blas. This is our favorite family vacation spot and we will hopefull be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay! The coast line is beautiful here so walking the beaches and boating the area are great ways to enjoy it! You were awesome guests and we hope to see you again next year!
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Was Great!

  • 5 of 5

We we're very comfortable! Enjoyed the quite. And the pool was a load of fun with the family!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pool is a big hit - especially after a day at the beach! Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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Barefoot Bliss was practically perfect! Bright, clean, beachy and just what we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

We were thrilled with this cottage - it was so clean and well-maintained. All of the windows made it bright and airy. I spent every morning and evening out on the screened porch. We had two adults and four kids and felt that there was just enough room for all to spread out. The cottage was perfectly located between Port St Joe and Cape San Blas, so we never felt like we had far to go! We certainly hope to be back and even all of the kids, as we were leaving, said they can’t wait until we stay at Barefoot Bliss again!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love the screened porches too! Even more I love hearing about people enjoying the cottage almost as much as I do! We look forward to you coming back for your next vacation!
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. It was beautiful and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Petersburg, Fl, USA

Great time!

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and as described. It was great being so close to the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Windmark Beach
Car: necessary

Barefoot Cottages is a planned coastal community just west of Port St. Joe off US Hwy 98 near the Windmark Beach development. Barefoot Bliss has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and numerous amenities; all for less than the cost of a basic hotel room. New owners and new local management are dedicated to making your stay as stress free and blissful as possible.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120

Check In Time: 4:00 pm
Check Out Time: 10:00 am
In addition to breakage or damages, a portion of the refundable damage deposit may be forfeited if the following rules are violated: 1) Unauthorized late check out 2) Exceeding the agreed upon occupancy 3) Condition of the unit at check-out requires more than reasonable and customary cleaning. Please let us know if you see anything broken or have an "oops" moment. Life happens - letting us know about incidents including spills or stains that occur during your visit (what is it?) will help us get them out. We want to keep the cottage in great condition!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.