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Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape

Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Nov 19, 2014
Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths,AT (Sleeps 5-8)

Beach-Berry is a fabulous three-level end-unit townhome. It is one of the newer homes in the secluded gated community of Barrier Dunes. Since purchasing the home Feb. 2012, I have screened in the back porch, added a deck, enclosed the outdoor shower, and installed wood flooring in the main living area. The home is lakefront overlooking the tranquil fountain with a small ocean veiw from the third floor balcony. It has a concrete driveway and covered parking for your car and boat. My home is a very private end unit and perfectly located in Barrier Dunes. The ocean, beautiful beaches, tennis courts, two pools, and children's playground are all 500 steps or less from my door-step. Beach-Berry is a well cared for townhome in a secure family community. I have added many touches to make this your very special home away from home. It is beautifully decorated in the colors of the sea with a beach breezy nautical decor. A bottle of Beach Berry wine, a product of the Chautauqua Winery in DeFuniak Springs, will be waiting for you upon arrival. Toast your vacation and then stroll to the beach, catch the awesome beauty of the 20 ft high dunes, and the unspoiled white sand beaches. Capture a radiant Cape sunset, observe sea birds scooping up their dinner, and catch the dolphins playing near the shore line. What you will not find here are crowded beaches and commercialism. This is a serene beautiful place to reconnect with nature, renourish the spirit, enjoy family, make new friends, and create lifetime memories.

At Beach-Berry townhome, I want you and your family, young and old alike, to feel relaxed and carefree. I have included many extras you would not normally find in a beach rental. So enjoy the complimentary wine, sand toys and chairs for your family to take to the beach, floats, boogie boards and beach balls for the swimming pools, rainy day toys/activities for the children, a variety of movies and CD's by top artists. There are facilites/supplies to wash your boat, FOUR ADULT BIKES for riding in Barrier Dunes and on the peninsula bike trail; a book collection of novels, children's bedtime story books, and TENNIS RACKETS for the nearby courts. You will find a well stocked kitchen with every large and small appliance/utensil that I could imagine you would need for preparing family meals. You have a nice size electric stove/oven, built in microwave, dishwasher and a refrigerator with an ice maker. I have even included some spices and cookbooks. China and sliverware service will accommodate at least eight.

New purchases include a flat screen Sony Bravo TV, new coffee maker with automatic shut-off timer, George Foreman 24' Electric Grill, and a large gas grill with side burner for cooking up the catch of the day, a very comfortable elegant futon for relaxing and enjoying a good book. To stay connected and share your beach experiences a new router for wireless internet service has just been installed.

For your grooming and comfort needs, I have included extra coat hangers, an iron/ironing board, and 2 hair dryers. I stock good quality bed linens, thick towels, soaps, soft tissue paper and paper towels. The laundry room on the main floor has a full size washer and dryer.

My townhome will comfortably sleep 6-8 people.The large master bedroom has a queen size bed, and a futon that easily folds out to a comfortable bed that will sleep one adult or two children. The master bathroom has a double sink vanity, and a shower separate from the tub. The guest bedroom has two twin beds and a full bath. Down stairs in the large living /dining area is the couch that converts into a comfortable queen size bed. There is also a half bath on this floor.

The floor plan is open and bright with a large bay window seat with comfortable pillows for reading or just daydreaming. The large wood dining table will seat 6, and there is a kitchen bar and 2 stools, and small kitchen table/2 chairs for extra seating. The open floor plan allows you to cook while keeping an eye on the actitivites going on in the main living area.

You will just love the large screened in back porch off the living area with western Gulf horizon exposure overlooking the lake's fountain. The sound of the water cascading from the fountain is very soothing. As the sun peeks out after a shower on a hot summer day, you may capture the rainbow arching over the sparkling water of the fountain.

Beach-Berry is family friendly, so bring the kids and grandparents. Enjoy, relax, and make beautiful memories. You will want to return every year.

Keywords: End unit townhome, newer construction, private, secluded, lakeside, three levels, ground floor has paved covered parking for boat and car, boat washing and outdoor enclosed shower facilities, western ocean exposure, beautiful sunsets, ocean view from upstairs balcony, 2 balconies and one screened in porch, backporch overlooks fountain, tranquil sounds of falling water, beautiful interior decor, well stocked kitchen, good quality linens, plenty of items to share with guests for beach, play, and entertainment, perfect Barrier Dunes location--450 steps to beach, 200 steps to tennis courts and pool, 100 steps to playground, extra boat parking around the corner, commercial free uncrowded beach. Purchased Jan. 2012, upgrades added, beautiful, comfortable, cozy, family-friendly home and community.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

I live in DeFuniak Springs, Fl. which is 100 miles from the Cape. I have traveled to many beautiful places, however few areas compare to the natural beauty of the Cape and Florida's Forgotten Coast. My family and friends in Northwest Florida feel this is a very special place to unwind and enjoy 'Old Florida'' the way it was before high rises and theme parks. My family has visited St. Joseph Peninsula State Park many times. In January of 2012, I had the good fortune to purchase my beautiful townhome situated in the premier community of Barrrier Dunes.It was love at first sight. I knew the time was right for me to buy my vacation home. I recently retired from education, and I plan to spend much of my time at Barrier Dunes wth family and friends. My home was in excellent condition when I purchased it. However, I have spent many hours adding the little extra touches and conveniences to make this a very special place for me, as well as, my guests.

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Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
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Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Knoxville
4

Nice location and beautiful scenery!

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes and would recommend! Our family had a great week and enjoyed the location. We rode bikes to the nearby state park, fished and enjoyed the pool. Ms. Barbara was great to deal with and everything went smooth. Hope to return soon!
  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
+1 -8503077646
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
5

Birthday celebration!

  • 5 of 5
What a pleasure it was to work with Ms. Barbara. From start to finish the process was effortless and professional. We met the cleaning lady and she was very pleasant. Just having the 2 pools so close (1 heated) and the beach (short walk) was awesome, did not have time to bike or play tennis but next time we will. We didn't have to use the washer/dryer but it was there if we needed to. Wished we could have stayed longer but back to work! Weather was great, fishing was ok, not the time of year for scallops, there is an awesome seafood store right on the docks in Apalachicola that was our take home seafood place.
Townhouse was furnished with everything we could possibly need, very clean, and thank you Barbara for the wine (really helped after our long trip in). Bed was comfy as well as the couch and patio furniture (great screened in porch for dining overlooking the fountain) loved all the little decks/porches. St.Joseph Peninsula State Park (right down the street) was perfect for any kind of sport you can imagine or just plain relaxing, reading, painting etc. Sunsets were awesome we took lots of pictures. We really like the pace here not touristy at all and quiet and peaceful.
Make sure you purchase groceries on the way in (closest is the Pig). Within walking/biking distance of the Beach Berry is a wonderful restaurant named Cone Heads (cheap and fresh with good service) waterside restaurant in Port St. Joe's Dockside can't beat the views outside deck for drinks (not cheap) and reasonably priced good quality seafood. Skip the 2 delis in the Cape, snacks or supplies only.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
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Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Lake Saint Louis, MO
5

Such lovely accomodations!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this beautiful townhouse in June and it was wonderful! Located close to the beach, the pools and the Bay, the townhouse had everything we needed - cooking supplies, washer, dryer, beach chairs and toys, 4 bikes. We spent time on the screened in porch and BBQed shrimp and oysters on the deluxe grill. The outdoor shower was a plus too. Barbara was delightful to deal with, provided us with suggestions on where to purchase shrimp, and gave advice on snorkeling in the bay. We cannot wait to stay here again. Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your lovely townhouse!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your week. I enjoy making my vacation home a special home away from home for my guests. Barrier Dunes is a wonderful beach front community for families like yours. Thank you for the nice review.
business
Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
+1 -8503077646
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
4

Cozy place close to beach

  • 4 of 5
Barbara maintains a great townhome for those who like a relaxed atmosphere close to the beach. No bars or noisy spring- breakers in sight. Neat, well-maintained two bedroom place close to nature.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
+1 -8503077646
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
5

Just like home but better!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed in the condo on New Years eve as our honeymoon destination after getting married in Port St.Joe and it was great! It rained the majority of the time we were there but it didn't matter because we were able to relax in the condo with everything we could of possibly needed supplied by the owners. When it wasn't raining we enjoyed the fact that the property backed right up to the beautiful St. Joesph Peninsula state park and spent our time riding bikes on the beach where we were the only people for miles around. I highly recommend booking your vacation here!
  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing my home for your honeymoon destination. I hope next year you will come again to celebrate your anniversary. I also appreciate how well you maintained my home during your stay. Thank you again for the nice review.
business
Wow! Lovely home, extras galore, bikes, beach equip. Best Rate on Cape
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p403241vb
+1 -8503077646
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Vienna, Ga USA
5

Beach time

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I plus our daughter and two grandchildren spent a week. We had very little rain and a wonderful time. Our townhouse was fabulous. It had everything we needed plus some and we felt right at home. There is plenty to keep you entertained indoors and out. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

Location

From the Owner

I knew I wanted to have a vacation home near or on the Cape. Barrier Dunes has it all--small gated community, family oriented atmosphere, tennis courts, swimming pools, club house, playground, three small lakes and one of the best beaches in the USA. Best of all, Barrier Dunes abuts St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. You are in an ocean front community and directly across the street is beautiful St. Joesph Bay. You could not ask for more.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Panama City at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Port St. Joe Golf Course at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 30-E (cape rd.)HWY 30-A off of HWY 98 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cone Heads at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Nearby activities include water and land tours of historic Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Tour the islands of St. George or St. Vincent National Wildlife refuge, an unspoiled island, climb to the top of the Cape's historic light house, venture out by boat or hike to the end of the Cape where the bay meets the sea. There is so much to do and see on Florida's Forgotten Coast. Escape to the Cape.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Sep 14 2014 - Dec 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$135
$850
 
 
winter
Dec 28 2014 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$105
$700
$1,600
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$885
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 16 2015 - Sep 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning fee $85 + Tax
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

My family and friends love to fish and go scalloping. We have caught bass in Barrier Dunes ponds, whiting and pompano in the ocean surf, red fish, trout and flounder in the bay, and have scooped buckets full of bay scallops. We also like to ride our bikes on the 15 mile Peninsula bike trail, hike the trails around the 20 ft. dunes, explore the bay by kayak, or take boat trips in the bay and gulf. When the surf is up, my son is surfing. My mid-western relatives are looking foward to the well-maintained lighted tennis courts of Barrier Dunes and the St. Joseph Bay Golf Course just 15 minutes away. Evenings are spent watching the sunset, strolling the beach, and collecting shells. At Barrier Dunes you will meet new friends over a beach bonfire on a starry night. There is plenty to do within walking or bike riding distance. Just park your car, chill out, and bring your fishing gear.

Property Type

  • townhome

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1370 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2.5

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Convertible bed(s)
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen in master bedroom; excellent mattress, Twin or Single Beds (1) Two twin beds in guest bedroom, excellent mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Brand new elegant futon folds into a nice comfortable bed; Couch in living area converts into queen bed, good mattress

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • I am continually taking my guest suggestions and making upgrades and new purchases to my home. In 2014 I purchased a new large gas grill (Chargriller 3001 Pro 40,800 BTU and installed new Pergo Wood flooring in the main living area. I also had the screening replaced on the back porch. (No insects while you grill or eat out) Added additional beach chairs, and always stocking more boogie boards. Beach Berry is my only vacation home and I am most fortunate to enjoy my home with family and guests. So come on down, just bring your beach attire, flip flops and relax on Florida's best beach.
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