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Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue


About the property

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

This recently constructed, and beautifully furnished end unit is in the premier secure gated community of Barrier Dunes, You'll feel special from the moment you arrive!

Mature landscaping with palm tree, boardwalks, stocked fishing ponds, tennis courts, and 2 outdoor pools will affirm you've made the best selection on the cape. But that's just the beginning! Stroll a few hundred feet and cross over the stunning 20' high sand dunes to the sugary white sand beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico.

One look and you'll know why 'Dr. Beach' declared it America's #1 beach. At first glance, be amazed at the splendid serenity, then look for the dolphins jumping in the surf, and come again and again for the magnificent sunsets over the sparkling water.

This isn't the overdeveloped crush and hurried pace of Central and South Florida. It is THE antidote to the busy lives we as Americans are consumed with. Whether alone, with a best friend, or your family; this is the place to reconnect with nature and each other.

Opportunities of a simple kind abound: shelling, walks along the beach and playing in the surf, fishing from the shore and the ponds, a round of tennis, splashing in the pool, grillling the local seafood on the deck, riding bikes on the quiet streets of Barrier Dunes, and adjacent St. Joseph Beach State Park while observing abundant wildlife. What'll it be for you? I feel more relaxed just telling you about it! Better still, all this is yours without getting back in your car.

OK, so your curious about the rest of the area. Go explore. There's shopping, galleries, restaurants, and more stretching from Mexico Beach through Port St. Joe past Eastpoint and St. George Island to Appalachicola with it's historic homes to Carrabelle. All within an hour drive. Slightly further and you can take a guided a boat trip at Wakulla Springs and see an incredible amount and variety of birds and my favorite, the alligators.

I've had the good fortune to travel in over 30 countries and have been visiting Florida for as many years. However, when my wife brought me to Barrier Dunes on Cape San Blas, I knew we'd found something special. Six weeks later we closed on our townhome and now we have the pleasure of extending a welcome to you to come and share this piece of paradise. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

About Chris

I am a retired art teacher from the Chicago area. Our family loves the beach at Cape San Blas. Our place is beautifully decorated. We are an end unit, which let's more light in, and is more spacious. We have a new refrigerator, gas grill, and air conditioning unit purchased in the last year. We also just upgraded 2 flat screen TV's. We are located right near, 30 seconds, to the pool and tennis courts. It is a 90 second walk over the boardwalks to the beach. We appreciate the fact that we can leave our chairs and umbrella up all week at the beach and not carry them back and forth Our deck has morning sun. We love to bike and hike in the St. Joe Peninsula State Park. We love to eat the great seafood in the nearby restaurants.

Chris purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Chris chose North West Florida

We purchased our townhome in 2004 from an NFL football player. We love the uncrowded, sugary white sand beaches of the Florida panhandle. We enjoy the great fishing eating, shelling, biking,and relaxing at the gated community of Barrier Dunes

What makes this townhome unique

We love the small town of Port St. Joe. We shuck our own oysters that we purchase by the pound. We enjoy the most beautiful sunsets over the water. We also enjoy the shopping and great restaurants in historic Appalaciocola, the 2nd oldest city in Florida, only 30 minutes away. Also, we never miss a dinner at the Indian Pass Raw Bar during our visits. We take part in the several local activities whenever we can.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Chris!

Just wanted to send a quick note to let you know what a great time we had at the condo. It was absolutely perfect for us. We really enjoyed everything from the pools, beach, sunsets and the wonderful atmosphere and people at Barrier Dunes. What a great vacation spot you have! We will definitely be planning a return trip next spring! Thanks again! Dave
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full baths; master bath has deep soaking club in addition to separate shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) trundle bed (2 single beds), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Comfortable sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House phone provided with unlimited calling; Wifi included, HD TV's, also TV's in Bedrooms


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.818182 based on 34 reviews

Good condo in wonderful pet friendly location.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was as advertised and check in was easy. Cape San Blas was wonderful. Quiet and beautiful pet friendly beaches. The condo has easy access. It was clean and inviting. The upstairs however stays hot and was 75 degrees for our entire stay....With the blinds never being opened. We could not locate the outside trash cans but other than that an enjoyable stay. We would book it again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our lovely unit. The air conditioning units are controlled by two thermostats one upstairs & one on the main floor in the kitchen. I always encourage my guests to call if anything seems out of order and get things promptly resolved. Garbage cans are located in a wooden enclosure under the ac units in the carport. Once again glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beautiful condo for a month and it was wonderful. Exceptionally clean and well stocked and well as central to everything in the complex. The beaches are astounding and our dogs had the time of their life! The owners were responsive and easy to work with. We hope to go back. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay at the Cape

  • 5 of 5

We frequent the Cape and have stayed in many places. Since we were bringing our dogs this time, we decided to stay here, and we didn't regret it! The place was clean and adequately equipped for our stay. I would definitely recommend it and will likely select it again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation at the Cape

  • 5 of 5

Our family, including our 4-legged furry child, enjoyed our week at Cape San Blas! We had a very restful and fun vacation. Chris and Tom's condo was the perfect size for the 5 of us (2 adults, 2 children & one well-behaved dog). We enjoyed the pools at Barrier Dunes as well as the easy walk to the beach. The beach was beautiful and very family and dog-friendly. We also loved finding beautiful shells along the shore and in the shallows. We did discover that you are required to remove your tents/beach umbrellas from the beach each night due to the sea turtles who come onto the beach to dig their nests and lay eggs during the night. There were several turtle nests marked with caution tape there. The condo was very clean and true to our expectations from the VRBO description. While there we enjoyed dinner at Cone Heads (right outside the Barrier Dunes community) and at Shipwrecked on the other side of Port St. Joe. We also highly recommend the Trading Post that carries most anything you need (we purchased some food items and t-shirts for souvenirs). Also, you need to stop by Weber's Donut Shop on the Cape for freshly made donuts. But once they sell out, you're out of luck until the next morning. Everyone we encountered on the Cape and in Port St. Joe was very friendly. Overall, we had a great vacation experience. Thank you to Chris and Tom for allowing us to enjoy your home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed Out Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this condo the first week of April 2016. It was very comfortable and clean! Many extras were found in the kitchen which was a plus as we ate in the condo for every meal. The walk to the beach was very short. We were looking to just relax and that is exactly what we received, plenty of relaxing. This was our forth trip to Cape San Blas and our third at Barrier Dunes. We would definitely stay at this condo again in the future! Thank you for sharing your little bit of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy With Our Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this condo very much.

I do not think I have ever stayed in a condo that was completely supplied as this one.

There were extras of everything, from salt and pepper to dish and laundry detergent and plenty of dishes/pots and pans.

The condo was clean and the owner was super to work with.

We had a short, nice walk to the beach. We were also next door to the State Park where we hiked the Dunes to the beach. We also hiked to the bay and enjoyed seeing all of the creatures in the water!

We had a super time and hope to return soon!!

Thank you again!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Panama City. ECP
Car: necessary

Beautiful white sand beach at Barrier Dunes where we are; also we are adjacent to St Joseph Peninsula State Park; 30 miles from Apalachicola, (second oldest city in Florida); 20 minutes from Port St. Joe, FL.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
25 Mar 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Oct 2017 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Pet Fee £77.3
cleaning fee £77.3
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly rate is 1100.00

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