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Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle

Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 5, 2014
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

inhabitants.

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided

Recent Review

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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...



Alison

Minneapolis
Jan 2014
  • 1 of 2

9 Reviews

business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Thomasville GA
5

Peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I went to Indian Pass looking for rest, quiet and an unspoiled beach. We really found that and more at the Barnacle. Up in the treetops - literally - it seemed like we were way out in the woods! The wildlife came around to visit, which we greatly enjoyed. The home itself is clean and very comfortable. The beach is quiet-if you want crazy party time this is not the place for you! But if you want to walk, rest, enjoy the sand and perhaps watch some fishing, this is the place for you. We will definitely be back. Oh don't miss the great oyster bar at the Indian Pass Trading Post. That was a blast too when we wanted to do something a bit higher key!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Peachtree City, GA, USA
5

The Barnacle

  • 5 of 5
My family and I made reservations at the Barnacle for a weeks stay. My husband and I wanted a respite from work and to spend some quality time with our daughters before school started. The weather was iffy, cloudy, rainy and a little cooler than average. We didn't mind a bit. We cooked, played cards, watched the Olympics, got up early before the rain and took long walks with our dogs. We enjoyed our stay so much. The house was clean, comfortable and lovely. The beach was a boardwalk away. The scenery was beautiful. Our hosts Janis and Vincent were accomodating and welcomed us on arrival. On the whole we ate too much, slept too much, got a little too much sun and left sadly... a perfect vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Gibsonia
5

Awesomeness at the Beach

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from our second vacation at the Barnacle and there is only one word to describe our week…Awesome! White sand, sunny skies and a retreat set in the trees that allows for total enjoyment of nature and a vacation free from the hectic life. Whether your pleasure is splashing in the waves, collecting seashells, boogie boarding, bicycling, canoeing, or fishing in the clear gulf waters; the beaches on Indian Pass offer endless possibilities.

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
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Lake Mary, Florida
5

A piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for a vacation in order to decompress, this is the place to go. You have serenity, beauty, nature, a peacock named "Handsome" that drops by for a visit and your own private beach. Seriously, my husband and I took moonlight walks, fished during the day and there was hardly anybody on the beach and if you want to do more than just kick back there are things to do like kayaking, horseback riding, sightseeing & etc but our choice was to just enjoy the sun, sand, and fishing.
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!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Jacksonville, Florida
5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5
This place is beautiful. So relaxing, very clean. Victor & Janice are wonderful people. On the private white sand beach we caught fish during the day and at night the the stars and moon was so bright. If you like wild life and peace and quiet this is the place to go. The house has wonderful accomendations. It has 2 bedrooms and each bedroom has its own bath. Great for 2 couples and families.
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)
Jacksonville, Florida
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7011707
-8502299353
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Rome, GA
5

Awesome

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at The Barnacle! The owners Victor and Janis thought of everything in setting this little house up for guests! We had everything we needed and more! It is a cozy wonderful little treehouse with a wonderful porch to sit on and watch the wildlife! Just a short walk to the beach....we were able to find tons of beautiful shells, see dolphins playing just off shore and walk for miles on a beautiful beach! Just the two of us most of the time, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will come back again next year!!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are always so happy when our guests have such a good time at the Barnacle. Everyone seems to love the wildlife in our area, and that the view, of St. Vincent's Wildlife Refuge, from the beach is constantly changing and mesmerizing. Dolphins can always be seen swimming through the Pass, but it's so exciting when you can actually watch them feeding and just jumping for joy! Maybe they like the view, too?

Location

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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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Jan 3 2015 - Mar 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,095
$1,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $300
  • Full month stay, cleaning fee $75 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $100 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Weekly Rate: $1095 - $1195

Monthly Rate:


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.
Refundable $30

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Floor Area

  • 1050 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • There is an outdoor shower on the deck.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • 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.
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