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.
Fun in the sun at the Barnicle!
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Great location (obviously) a real beach treat. Wonderful, warm hosts! Natural tree-house living with fishing and birding galore. My daughter and grandson had a great time exploring.
The Barnacle is one of the most unique rentals I have seen. Hope to return!
4.9 based on 10 traveler reviews
Fun in the sun at the Barnicle!
Indian Pass is so laid back, no crowds, very little traffic, and EVERYONE is so friendly. The barnacle is quaint and comfortable; it is located just a few yards from the beach. Just a few step down a hidden like path and when you reach the end it’s like you are at a secret beach. On the beach you will meet friendly beachcombers and dog walkers. You can find endless amounts of shells. Our children loved finding whole sand dollars. If you love to fish, you can fish right off the beach. My husband fished every day, he tried the artificial bait but, yeah right the fish here go after fresh bait! I talked to Janice several times before our trip, she was very helpful in sharing information in regard to Indian Pass beach and surrounding areas, activities, stores (there is a Piggly Wiggly and a Dollar General to get groceries and that is it!!!) restaurants (our favorite was Joe Mama's Wood Fired Pizza) in the area she also helped me with knowing what to pack and what not to pack. This was a wonderful trip and we all came back very relaxed! If you want a 2 bedroom quiet house to spend lots of family time and cook together in you should look no further!!!! This was an amazing trip and house.
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!
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.
Awesomeness at the Beach
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
A piece of Paradise!
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!
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)
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 7 2016 - Sep 9 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Additional information about rental rates
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Pet Fee||$125 + Tax|
Nightly Rate: $175 - $200
Weekly Rate: $1095 - $1350
Monthly Rate: Please note that we no longer are accepting monthly bookings/rates.
Refundable $300.00 security deposit applies to all bookings.
Saturday is the "turn" day for the Barnacle from April through September, and can only be rented weekly during those busy months.
We offer a full refund if guest has to cancel, at least 30 days before arrival. If a cancellation is after the 30 days, a full refund, minus $25.00 processing fee, will be given, provided those days can be re-booked. We are not able to offer refunds if the cancellation is less than the 30 days, and the Barnacle cannot be re-booked. In case of a hurricane, if Indian Pass is under mandatory evacuation, any unused portion of the fee will be refunded. We suggest purchasing traveler's insurance, for those unexpected events that would prevent you from keeping your reservation.
We accept bank or personal checks, as well as POP money.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
- 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- horseback riding
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf privileges optional
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- 1050 sq. ft.
- 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
- Each bedroom has a queen size bed and its own bathroom. In addition, the living room contains a queen sleeper sofa.
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- 4 bicycles
- 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.