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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Victor or Janis Ramos
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us enjoy The Barnacle---BEST VACATION WE'VE EVER HAD! And our dogs, Pinto & Chili agree! :-) Truly one of a kind house in a one of a kind location---we loved getting back to nature & enjoyed all of the outdoor activities!

We had everything we needed right here-----thank you for the great accommodations!

Still so much we wanted to do-----needed another week :-). We are sad to leave, but can't wait to return! Indian Pass is Awesome & The Barnacle is a great place to take it all in!
Jul 2016
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Amenities

Indian Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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
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
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed and its own bathroom. In addition, the living room contains a queen sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Indian Pass Fun, Private & Cozy Beach Cottage--The Barnacle
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
5

Cozy cottage on tranquil Indian Pass

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at our week long stay in the Barnacle. The cottage was delightful: attractive, clean and furnished with everything we could need. I especially enjoyed the kitchen, which had quality cookware and utensils. It was also a treat to have comfortable living room furniture. We have found that rental cottages are often lacking in both kitchen and living room amenities.

To top it all off, the Barnacle is located on charming Indian Pass. Indian Pass beach is beautiful, tranquil and just a short walk over a board walk, or down the street from the Barnacle.

When we return to the the Florida panhandle, we would love to stay at the Barnacle again.

Date of arrival February 18, 2017

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of the Barnacle, Kathy! We loved having you here as our guests, and hope you do look us up when you return to the panhandle again! Janis & Victor
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5

Peaceful Trip

  • 5 of 5

Janis and Victor are wonderful hosts and the proper was exactly as advertised. The beach was steps from the house and was so peaceful. We will return

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Micanopy, Fl
4

Great get away on Indian Pass.

  • 4 of 5

The barnacle is a perfect place for birdwatching in the treetops. We hit the beach in the morning and evening and chilled on the porch mid day. Perfect place to get away and relax.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Carolyn! We are so glad you and your friends had a nice time! Please come back and see us again!
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5

Fun in the sun at the Barnicle!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice comments, Amber and John! We are so glad you and your family had a nice time and hope you'll return for another visit!
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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
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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
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Map

Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing, boating, kayaking.

* Take long walks on the beach.

* Scalloping, 7/1-9/10.

* Relax on the beach.

* Bird watching.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Explore St. Vincent's Wildlife Refuge.

* Swimming, kayaking, or canoeing.

* Bike Riding, shell collecting.

* Star gazing, photography.

* Kite flying/playing on beach.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Rent a pontoon boat on St. Joe Bay.

* Explore historic Apalachicola.

* Enjoy local seasonal events.

* Go horseback riding on the beach.

* Take a day trip in the surrounding areas.

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.

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Rates & Availability

Indian Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
 
 
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 2 2017 - Dec 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly Rate: $175 - $200

Weekly Rate: $1195 - $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.
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