Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Our family of 5 lives to travel and we all love the beach. We really enjoy all of the amenities that Barrier Dunes has to offer.
Owner purchased this Townhouse in 2011
Why Owner chose Port St. Joe
Cape San Blas is a wonderful vacation destination that is not touristy. There are miles of beautiful white beaches and none of the crowds and highrises that you find in Destin, Panama City Beach or Gulf Shores. It is a great place to get away and truly relax.
What makes this Townhouse unique
Our townhouse is one of the newest in Barrier Dunes and is just steps away from the gulf front pool and beach. It is newly remodeled and has all new appliances and furnishings. We have a 40 inch plasma TV as well as TV's and DVD players in both bedrooms.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 6
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great stay at a comfortable condo!
We are a family of four with two kids (3 and 8 who can still sleep in the same bed), this condo worked perfectly for us.
It is such a short walk to the beach, I counted 130 adult steps to the sand.
The kitchen was adequately equipped, although there is inevitably something that is needed which is not available (this trip it was a vegetable peeler), we were able to prepare and consume all of our meals. (We brought dish soap, and dishwasher pods and extra TP with us since while reading many reviews for Barrier Dunes we noted that those items were often in short supply.
What we liked about this particular unit was that it overlooks the center pond, and the kids enjoyed watching the turtles swim about, and it is close to the fountain, which provides for a nice bit of background noise while sitting on the deck for dinner. There is a tiny peek-a-boo view of the water from the decks (as seen in the pictures) but if you really want to view the ocean, walk those 130 steps.
For those unfamiliar with Cape San Blas, or Barrier Dunes in particular this is a great location and community. There are 2 pools, one of them is beachside, albethey somewhat small, they do provide an alternative to the ocean. This is very important, since there were “double red flags” for three days of this visit, which meant that, although it was a perfect beach day in that it was sunny and 90 degrees out, the water had currents which were too strong from the storms off shore, and the undercurrents and rip tides could sweep away an adult man quickly and ferociously. Upon our arrival to the beach there were volunteer firemen patrolling the beach with blow horns engaging with people and warning them that “knee deeps is too deep”, and that someone had died from drowning the week prior to our stay, and someone in Mexico Beach not far up the coast had died that week as well. With the warnings ringing in our ears, the pool was a great “Plan B”. Of course with dogs and campfires being permissible on the beach an amazing vibe is created!
The condo was great. The view was amazing. The layout was perfect. The furniture was in good condition. The patio furniture seemed new. Overall it was clean and a good experience. Only a couple of things that were not. There was no door on the master suite so there was no privacy really for me & my husband. There was only a partial roll of toilet paper (which is random). We had to go buy garbage bags and dish soap as well. They wanted dishes to be started in the dishwasher when we left but there was no soap so I had to handwash them. The door on the master suite is really my biggest complaint, everything else was minor irritants since it was vacation. I would still go back but would just be better prepared next time.
The condo was nice. We had perfect weather and enjoyed the condo.
I loved the kitchen- it had everything we needed and was a nice size. The dining room table was comfortable and we enjoyed sitting out on the deck. My only complaint was the couch was a bit worn and needs to be replaced.
I’m very glad that you enjoyed your stay. The sofa was replaced the day you left. My cleaners put the new sofa in the unit when they cleaned after your stay. I’m sorry I couldn’t have gotten it there for you to use. Hopefully you can see and use it on your next stay.
Great time at Cape Dunes! We played tennis, relaxed at pool, fished and had an Oceanside fire at sunset! Loved the place! Grilled our catch. Master was especially roomy and nice
With minor improvements, the rating will improve.
We had to find dog friendly lodging for 2 1/2 months on 2 weeks notice. Our usual rental in TX still had Hurricane Harvy damage. On arrival we found a non working grill, non working TVs & a very loose upper floor balcony railing among other repairable issues. Unit should have had a more thorough cleaning. Contacted the owner. He was personable & with a handyman
made repairs. Before renting again, the carpet should be cleaned, sliding glass doors should have working screens, and a new couch purchased, which the owner plans on doing. The complex has a neighborhood feel & adjoins a paved path for biking or walking. The easily walked to beach is dog friendly, clean, BEAUTIFUL & good for walking. Tradin' Post 4 mi away is well stocked. Pt St Joe 1/2 hr away. Panama City over an hr away is closest movie/mall. Apalachicola 30 mi away is a cool town. Overall, many things that required immediate attention inconvenienced us. For the rent charged we feel these problems should have been taken care of before occupancy. After the remaining issues are resolved we would have no reservations in recommending this property.
The townhouse needs a lot of TLC. Not enough outdoor furniture.
Guest bedroom balcony was dangerous (loose railing). No plastic cups in kitchen. Only half a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom. Lacking supplies in kitchen also. Wasn't very impressed.
The railing on the guest bedroom balcony was repaired as soon as I found out that it was a problem. I have also replaced all of the outdoor furniture. I feel that a one star review is definitely not fair and hope that you take this review with a grain of salt.