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Lovely Home On Pond/ Ocean Side/475 ft. to Gulf/Bikes/Many Extras/Great Rate

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Property Details

Updated: Jul 22, 2016
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 pond front 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, FIVE ADULT BIKES including one 3 wheeler with large basket 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 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens 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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21 Reviews

4.9
based on 21 traveler reviews

5

Great stay on Cape San Blas

  • 5 of 5

My two sisters and I stayed here for our annual Sister Trip. We enjoyed our stay and found the townhouse as described. We enjoyed riding the bikes that were provided through the complex and along the bike path on the main road. There was an abundance of chairs and other beach supplies and toys supplied for our use. We appreciated the call from the owner after we arrived to check to see if we had questions or concerns. We will go again!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Vacation Place

  • 5 of 5

The Beach Berry townhouse we rented was great. The townhouse was large enough to allow for privacy when desired (2 bedrooms, multiple levels, porch, patio, etc.) while the kitchen/dining/living room area was great for family time. The walk to the beach was at most 5 minutes and all within the gated-community. The beach was beautiful and uncrowded (October). While we did not ride the bikes (a couple of our days were rainy/wet), several were available for our use. It was quiet, comfortable, relaxing - overall very enjoyable. The owner's communications were timely and helpful. The listed description that we read last spring before submitting our reservation was very accurate. The property appeared to be well-maintained.

The road into St. Joseph's State Park was just around the corner. The park had great Nature Trails to explore.

We ate out twice for dinner: at The Sand Bucket Smokehouse & Grill which was great, and at Cone Head which was good but not great. On a trip into Port St. Joe on one of the rainy days, we had lunch at a relatively new artisan coffee/wine shop on one of the main streets in the downtown area - about a block down from a book store. The coffee drinks and salads were very good! On our drive back to Georgia where our daughter lives, we stopped at The Sand Bucket to pick up a quart of their Brunswick Stew for our dinner that evening.

We would not hesitate to rent this property again if we return to this region for a vacation (we live in Pennsylvania so it's a long trip down). We would certainly recommend Cape San Blas as a vacation spot and we would recommend this property to friends/relatives who plan to vacation on Cape San Blas.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Fun 5

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time enjoying the Cape for the first time ever. We really enjoyed the bikes and the floats and chairs that were their for our use. We got lots of use of both the pools and the sweet little community of families at the Barrier Dunes was really nice too. Barbara has really made a comfortable getaway for us to enjoy. We visited the neighboring state park many days. The forgotten coast is a beautiful place and we were very happy with all of it. My whole family recommends Peppers Mexican Restaurant in historic Port St. Joe, my 10 year old daughter says its the best tamales ever!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo and it was very, very well equipped!! Barbara has thought of everything you and your family may need to make your vacation the best ever! We enjoyed much needed family time, the condo, the cape, the park and surrounding areas. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pure Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first official family vacation with our three daughters (ages 6 and under) and it was just perfect! The townhouse was so clean and comfortable - it met every need and the screened porch was perfect for meals and playing games without any bugs!

The heated pool was a very quick walk from the house and the unheated pool and ocean were just a bit further. There were also plenty of sand and water toys that we were able to use which made the kids very happy! They also loved the outdoor shower which provided a nice way to get the sand off before going inside.

The area is delightful for relaxing and not being thrust into commercial activities. Each day we walked the beach, swam in the pools, took walks and enjoyed family time. You have to plan ahead a little with groceries and not rely entirely on going out for meals unless you want a bit of a drive, but that is what we wanted. There is ice cream and live music just down the road (easy walk for most) that we loved.

The community itself was very nice and people were very friendly. Lots of dogs were out for walks (on leashes) which our girls loved. Defintely hope we can make a return trip in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Choice!

  • 5 of 5

Came down to the Cape to celebrate my sister's wedding. Had never visited this location before, but found Barb's condo available online and couldn't be happier! The place was very well equipped - we just had to bring ourselves and some food. Barb thought of everything we could possibly want while visiting Florida's coastline!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 15 2016 - Sep 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
$875
 
 
Winter
Jan 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$130
$725
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jul 22, 2016
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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 ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • 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
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1370 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • 2.5

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles

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. For older adults like myself, I now have a 3 wheel adult bike for your use with a large basket for carrying your beach stuff. 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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