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Steps to beach/New flooring/Pet Friendly/WIFI/beach chairs/beach cart

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,377 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Dolphins Dance is a lovely, fully equipped, gulf view, dog friendly townhouse in Barrier Dunes, which is located right next to a state park on Cape San Blas.

The beach is pristine, fine white sand. You can walk for miles. The beach is also super dog friendly and the water near Dolphins Dance is shallow close to shore, making it an excellent place for small children and dogs to play in the surf. I have also seen many teenagers enjoying skim boarding in the shallow water close to shore.

Barrier Dunes itself is ideally situated on the Cape, right next to the entrance to St. Joe's Peninsula State Park with its many hiking, biking, wildlife viewing and beach exploring opportunities. An excellent location also to take a canoe or kayak and explore the wildlife in the back bay which is between the cape and the mainland. This is a great place to see wildlife! There is also a boat launch, so whether you bring your own boat, and yes, there is parking available for a boat at Dolphins Dance, or whether you rent a boat, you can do so easily and conveniently.

Dolphins Dance is close to two small picturesque and interesting small towns, Apalachicola to the east and Port St. Joe to the north as you approach the mainland. You will find restaurants, shops, and sporting activities galore close by. Go horseback riding right on the Cape. Rent a power boat or go deep sea fishing. It's all nearby. There is also an excellent golf course 15 minutes away.

Dolphins Dance is clean, super comfy and absolutely fully equipped.

Keywords: Town home, condo, beach house, beach home, Cape San Blas rental, beach rental, condo rental, beach vacation, Barrier Dunes, beach

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cathy,



Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful townhouse with us. We really felt at home there.It was so comfy. The sofa and oversized chair was sooo comfy. I like the decor and loved your dolphin candleholders. All the extras were so nice. I really over packed. The beach stuff you provide was really nice.Never had that any where else. I also loved having a washer and dryer in the unit. It was so nice not to haul clothes back and forth, and not to come home with dirty clothes. Nemo liked the beach if he was sitting in our laps. Nemo does not like to get his feet wet, (He is soooo spoiled)He just liked being with us. Krystal really enjoyed the beach.This is the 1st year she has not wanted to go to the pool. She loved the beach, it is so beautiful! The prettiest I've ever seen that's no lie. The sand was gorgeous, the water was so clear, there was no seaweed or jellyfish. The waves were so beautiful and the shells! You can not find shells like that in other places in Fla. or Ala.It was really nice to see all the dogs. We will be back. Thank you so much for sharing your piece of paradise with us, I remember reading somewhere on your web to leave a spice if you like. I left some Slap YA Mama! it's a spice from Louisiana it will make anything taste better!



Thanks, Tim, Shari, Krystal and Nemo
Jul 2009
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , On the living room, dining room, kitchen level.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , There is a lighted and magnified makeup / shaving mirror.
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , Hot and cold water enclosed outdoor shower at ground level.
  • Each bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom. There is a powder room on the main floor level.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen sleeper sofa in the living room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Super comfortable bed! Patio door to view and hear the gulf!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Super comfortable bed! Patio door to deck overlooking a lake
  • Queen size Beds (2) Very comfortable!, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in the living room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
  • 7 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(55 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.981818 based on 64 reviews
5

Great family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Cape San Blas and Dolphins Dance did not disappoint! CSB is a great family beach. Great for little ones or any age that wants to relax enjoy the beach. The water was a little rough and murky the first of the week, due to weather, but cleared up on our last couple days and was beautiful. Barrier Dunes is a great little "community". Very clean. Our condo was super clean and decorated appropriately! We enjoyed feeding the turtles and fish every morning from our back deck. Our kids looked forward to it every morning. Having a outside shower was GREAT to wash off before going in. Dolphins Dance provided pretty much anything you would need to go to the beach. That was nice to not have to pack all that stuff. We provided some of our own things but after we took a look in there "beach" closet we realized we over packed! I will definitely be back for our next beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dolphin Dance is just perfect! Perfectly appointed, perfectly located and perfectly clean and beautiful to make your home away from home while on vacation! It is just the right mix of everything you need and just steps from the beach! Our cleaning crew and our partners work diligently to make sure everything is "right" the first time! Come back soon! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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4

Great place, but...

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was very fun and relaxing. The condo is clean and well-equipped; the beds have deep, comfortable mattresses (though the top sheets were far too small). I gave a 4 because there should be some mention or photos of the steep stairs. The 2 bedrooms and both full baths are located up 2 flights of steep stairs. This makes the unit less ideal for families with young children or aging parents. Otherwise, I agree fully with the positive posts of other guests. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo looked just like the pictures in the property id. We were very happy with the condo and the view was absolutely perfect. The beds were comfortable and the view of the pond was a nice touch. The condo was well stocked with items for the beach.....chairs, towels, etc. Also plenty of dinnerware, along with cookware. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin Dance! We work very hard to make sure our guests know what to expect when they book - good descriptions and pictures that represent the property, so that it feels like home when you walk through the door! We know how important your vacation time is and we want to make it memorable! Come back soon! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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5

Perfectlay relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a wonderful stay at Dolphin's Dance! We loved the sparkling clean home away from home atmosphere of this rental and kept being delighted with the touches of hospitality throughout the home. From the hamper full of dry towels labeled "Pet Laundry" for our fur babies, to the well stocked libraries of board games, books and DVDs, to the comfy beds and couches, I rate this at the top of our list for great stays. The one consideration might be if anyone has mobility issues, there are stairs between the carport and living area and between the living area and bedrooms.

While I might have preferred an ocean view prior to staying here, my daughter and I really enjoyed the lake outside our balcony. At one point we counted 20 swimming turtles, including some tiny ones, visible just below the surface.

The beach was less than a five minute walk away from the home and the owners conveniently supplied a beach cart to help with bringing chairs and umbrellas to the beach. And the beach! We were so happy with the amount of free space on the beach. White, soft sands, some rain pools the dogs loved, gorgeous sunsets and gentle breezes all combined to melt away our stress.

The Cape is a comfortably secluded community. Although there aren't lots of restaurants on the Cape, Port St. Joseph is an easy drive, and there was something really pleasant about preparing simple meals in the well equipped kitchen.

If you are thinking of vacationing here with pets or not, Barrier Dunes will suit you well. The units are quiet, and the pet waste stations including bags, kept the grounds clean and tidy.

Finally, I want to compliment the people that saved our vacation. The information packet on the counter left cell numbers that proved to be so helpful! As we were unloading our car, one of our dogs bolted out the door charging across the dunes. I called "R" and she and a coworker spent over an hour helping look for our lost pup. The fantastic WiFi enabled me to find a lost pets Facebook group that resulted in our recovering our scared dog in less than 2 hours.

My daughter and I are already talking about planning our next stay here. It would be a nice get away any time of year whether the days were sunny, or rainy. If you are thinking about this property, know that it will be a good choice!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review on Dolphin Dance! Ros and Penny are fantastic and so glad you and your dog were reunited quickly! Your input makes it easier for our future guests to get a feel for the unit and the area before they even book and that is so important when you and your family have limited time to spend! We hope you will return to Dolphin Dance and allow Knot Forgotten to host your stay! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Dolphin Dance with our two toddlers, and we had an incredible experience. Cape San Blas is beautiful, quiet, family (and dog) friendly, and there's no better spot to collect sea shells! The property is literally a minute from the beach via boardwalk, and is stocked with everything you might need - from board games and linens to beach items (toys, chairs, umbrella, etc.) and spy novels. It's clean, comfortable, cozy, and there are turtles in the pond that will greet you each morning when you step onto the balcony! Booking, check-in/out all a breeze - super helpful folks. Great property, great location, and the best sunsets anywhere! We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dolphin Dance is truly "just right" for a perfect getaway for you and your family! Steps from the beach, backing up to a pond, and all the amenities you could want - all adds up to a great vacation destination! Can't wait to have you back again! Cindy Trubee Knot Forgotten Vacation Rentals
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5

Beautiful pet friendly and people friendly beach!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time in Cape San Blas. The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed the pet friendly and people friendly atmosphere. Barrier Dunes was a very nice, quiet community good for families. At first we weren't sure where to go or what to do but everyone on the Cape was very accommodating and we had no trouble finding what we needed!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Panama City
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Scallop RePUBlic opening March 2017
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Joseph's Bay Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Coneheads
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

Dolphins Dance on Cape San Blas is a place where families can get away from the crowds and enjoy miles and miles of unspoiled beach. You wil often see dolphins swimming by just offshore. By day enjoy all that nature has to offer by hikling in the nearby state park, canoeing or kayaking the back bay, birdwatcing, walking,jogging or cycling. Far away from city lights, enjoy the night sky in all irs glory. Take a short drive to one of the two nearby towns and enjoy wonderufl local restaurants which specialize in fresh seafood. Bring your dogs - the area is super pet friendly and dogs enjoy the beach as much as peoole do! Go on a boat curise or a deep sea fishing expedition, or enjoy a round of golf at a nearby golf course. Check out the local antique and gift shops. Relax by the emeral waters during the day and enjoy a glass of wine as you enjoy yet another sunset in paradise!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Summer
13 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£468
for 2 nights
From
£161
£1,277
 
 
Fall
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£442
for 2 nights
From
£148
£1,146
 
 
Winter 2017/18
26 Nov 2017 - 9 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£450
for 2 nights
From
£152
£1,103
£1,690
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£337
for 1 night
From
£191
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.33
Pet Fee £77.68
Damage Insurance £45.83

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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