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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,845 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Cape San Blas is the last pet friendly & family oriented area in the Florida Panhandle. Serenity by the Sea is a very spacious, well stocked and maintained Gulf Front townhome with fantastic beach & ocean views located in the Barrier Dunes community (138 Sabal Circle). The community is just outside the Saint Joseph State Park area which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches with great shelling and fishing on both the bay and beaches.

Our home is great for both families and individuals. It offers gorgeous views from almost every room, easy access to the beach, 2 pools and tennis courts. Wireless broadband access and unlimited long distance calling to US and Canada is included.

The condo's master bedroom has a king size bed, Oversized private bath with Jacuzzi tub and deck with a spectacular Gulf view. The 2nd bedroom has a queen size bed, also with a private bath and deck also with beautiful Gulf view. The 3rd bedroom is has a king size bed with a private bath.

The main floor has a spacious, well-stocked kitchen, a dining area for 8 and a large living area with a queen sleeper sofa. A large deck offers a great Gulf view. There is also a half-bath on this level.

Barrier Dunes offers 2 pools (one beachside with a beautiful gulf view) and tennis courts for the more active guests. Golfing is available nearby at the Port St Joe Country Club course. Charter fishing is available for both bay and offshore fishing in both Port Saint Joe and the world famous Apalachicola area.

Keywords: Townhome, Serenity, cape san blas, beach, florida, gulf, cape san blast, vacation rental, barrier dunes, barriar dunes, pet friendly, getaway, romantic, panhandle, port st joe, thecapescape

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017


Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1845 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front with Fantastic views
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

A wonderful place to stay on Cape San Blas!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I along with our son and his family stayed at Serenity by the Sea the last week in September 2016. We were very pleased with the condo, how clean it was, comfortable and just plain cozy! The kitchen was great, it was stocked with anything you would need if cooking in! The bedrooms are great, each a great size and the beds were very comfortable! The views of the beach and gulf from the master bedroom deck and the second floor bedroom deck were absolutely beautiful! We truly loved sitting on the decks at night and gazing at the stars, it was absolutely a beautiful sight! We especially loved how close of a walk it is to the beach! We enjoyed and appreciated having all the items in the beach closet at our disposal! We really enjoyed being so close to Apalachicola, a really great little town to visit with great shops and great places to eat and drink! We also loved our dining experience at Indian Pass, a must do! We had no complaints and would love to book again and we would not hesitate to recommend Serenity by the Sea to anyone! We found the owners to be very easy to work with. Thank you for sharing your beautiful beach house!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your vacation and taking the time to reviewit. We're very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Great Place on Cape San Blas!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Serenity by the Sea during the last week in June 2016. It was the perfect location for sun, fun, and relaxation! The condo has three bedrooms, which could accomodate a whole family! But, for us it was just me, my husband and our two fur babies! The accomodations are quite comfortable! We loved having access to their beach closet where we used beach chairs and flotation devices for riding the waves! Inside the condo it was very clean with a full equipped kitchen. The whole week was relaxing, comfortable and carefree! This was our first trip to Cape San Blas and to Barrier Dunes. I would recommend these accomodations to any of my family or friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our home. We're very happy you found everything to your liking and enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to hear from you again.
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Memorial Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Serenity by the Sea is just what you would expect to find. A beautiful condo right on the gulf only a few steps from the white beaches of the cape. This was our first trip staying in the Barrier Dunes complex and I have to say it was a great experience. All of the amenities from the pool, boat parking and spray station, and even tennis courts. If you are looking for a comfortable and clean unit to stay in with your family you will not be disappointed.

We have been coming to Cape San Blas for over 7 years and this is one of the best homes I have stayed in. It is also convenient to the state park/ eagle harbor for quick launch for fishing and bay enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate you taking the time to do a review. Hope to hear from you again next year!
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Serenity by the Sea - Gulf Front

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful condo. This was our 3rd trip to Barrier Dunes and as they say 3's a charm. We loved everything about the condo and proximity to the beach. Owners were wonderful. The condo was fully equipped and very beautiful.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you had a good time and enjoyed our home!
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Fall Trip

  • 5 of 5

The unit was exactly as described. Clean, nicely decorated, and furnished well. Nice Gulf front view and short walk to the beach. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to do a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to hear from you again.
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Fall Break Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best vacations we've been on... the home was awesome... the views and location were great ...we would definitely recommend this place... the owners were great to work with... the cape is a beautiful place...

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy to hear from satisfied guest. Thank you for staying with us.
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Car: recommended

The complex has 2 tennis courts, 2 pools (one beachside) and 3 stocked fishing ponds that are great for the children. Barrier Dunes is located just outside St Joseph State Park which offers 7 miles of pristine beaches and bay access. There is great shelling, snorkeling and fishing in the park. There is also a hiking trail with overnight camping available.

Nearby there are charter fishing boats available in both Port St Joe and Appalachicola for bay or gulf fishing. Also nearby is the Port St Joe county club golf course. The Port St Joe marina offers scuba diving, boat rentals and sailing opportunities.


Rates & Availability

Port St. Joe Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016/17
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017/18
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Reservations more than 60 days in the future require either a $300 ($500 for monthly rentals) refundable reservation deposit or the 1st payment (50%). Payments are 50% of rental amount due 60 days prior to arrival date (or at booking) with the remaining 50% due 30 days prior to arrival. Reservations less than 60 days in the future will not require a reservation deposit as the 1st payment would be due at booking.

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