House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Enjoy your vacation at this fabulous round house in a tree-filled
setting, tastefully decorated, located on the tip of Indian Pass.
Indian Pass is located at the extreme west end of Apalachicola Bay
where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico. This conflux of fresh and
saltwater makes one the most fertile estuarine areas of the world.
While the area was settled by Native Americans for thousands of
years and then again by the early European explorers modern
civilization has conveniently skipped us over.
Long Known as Florida's 'Forgotten Coast' most of the inhabitants
here have fins or feathers. No high rises or motels but miles of
unspoiled beaches, succulent oysters, world class fishing and
spectacular sunsets. Beachcombers are greeted by miles of shells,
fossilized shark teeth and pottery shards from our earliest
This comfortable two-bedroom, two bath retreat offers lots of
privacy in a natural setting just steps (150 ft.) from the beach.
Wrap-around deck with chairs and a slight view of Indian Lagoon, lots of
wildlife, and great birding. Explore St. Vincent's Island across the
Pass. Bring your kayaks, canoes, binoculars, and camera. Excellent
fishing and crabbing, shelling and long walks on miles of pristine
beach. Private and peaceful.
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
This is my fifth straight year at the Barnacle, and I hope to return every February for the rest of my life. This is paradise! The long white curve of the beach, the dolphins and pelicans and eagles, foxes, and herons, the endless curling waves. I come here and am always soothed and renewed. I dream of it the rest of the year. It's gotten so I can't eat oysters or shrimp unless I'm here on the Forgotten Coast.
Victor and Janis are the perfect hosts: gracious, warm, unobtrusive, and always there, should you need anything. I love it here so much...
4.9 based on 9 traveler reviews
Awesomeness at the Beach
Located on a quant peninsula, the Barnacle is a beautiful vacation home with all the amenities you could want or need. Janis and Victor are gracious hosts who make sure that everything is ready for your arrival. We made our first trip from Pennsylvania a couple years ago and when it was time to plan a long-distance trip again our girls made it known that the Barnacle on Indian Pass was their choice. Beyond the amazing beaches there is the added pleasure of meeting Handsome the resident peacock, and a very friendly crew of squirrels who enjoy any treats houseguests are willing to share. Handsome introduced himself during our first trip to the Barnacle; his picture proudly sits on our mantel. He was no less impressive this trip and stopped in for a visit several times - happily hanging out with us for the afternoon.
For those who like to fish India Pass has plenty of opportunities. My husband and oldest daughter always make a trip on Capt. Joey’s shark fishing expedition, which sets sail just down the beach from the Barnacle. Fishing is also allowed directly from the beach and makes for great people-watching. For the little ones the hermit crabs arrive with the warm afternoon tide and make for a couple of fun hours comparing who can find the coolest shell. For kids it is an endless treasure hunt, and for adults it is complete relaxation.
Our trip from PA is 18 hours but it’s worth every mile. Our oldest who will graduate from high school in two years and has already told us that she wants to make a trip to the Barnacle before heading off to college. Janis and Victor…it looks like we will see you again in 2013!!
Dave, Paula, Sasha & India
A piece of Paradise!
The owners, Janis and Vic are fabulous down to earth people and make you feel right at home. The place has all the comforts of home, well maintained, clean, just a great place to kick back and enjoy! Look, I'm not going to get into every detail but if you need to have a vacation, one that will be relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable. This is definitely the place you need to come too!
Very private. The Indian Pass Raw Bar has great food, we loved the baked oysters, the atmosphere is very different.
The Barnacle will be at the top of our list of places to vacation.
We didn't want to leave and have decided the next time we go it will be for at least a week.
The Bond's (007)
Activity and Interests
Fishing, crabbing, scalloping (in season), birding, photography, star gazing,
kite flying, snorkeling, excellent shelling, a dream for kayakers, bike riding, relaxing
and listening to the sounds of nature. Writers love it here for its seclusion and serene setting.
In addition to these activities, don't forget about our scalloping season, which is from July 1st through September 10th. This year, the scallops are particularly large, so come and enjoy!!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Full month stay, cleaning fee $85 + Tax
- Pet Fee $100 + Tax
- Refundable damage deposit $300
- Tax Rate 12.0%
Nightly Rate: $175 - $200
Weekly Rate: $1095 - $1195
First week of May thru September 30:
$1195 a week.
First week of October thru last week in April:
$1095 a week.
Monthly Rates available ($1900--$2400) first week in Nov. thru last week in March. For monthly rates, add a $85.00 cleaning fee.
Weekly Rates apply first week in April thru last week in September.
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Telephone ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- Beach View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 1050 sq. ft.
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
- Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
- There is an outdoor shower on the deck.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
- Bicycles ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Golf ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- Our cottage is very well appointed including, central heat and air, glass top stove with microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, full complement of dishes and pots and pans and icemaker glass shelved refrigerator. Built-in library has a great assortment of books, cable TV, DVD player, free wireless DSL, stereo with cd player, four adult beach bikes, beach chairs, washer-dryer and linens are all included in our fee.