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Family-friendly home w/ shared hot tub - beach access 1 mile away!
Decompress during a stay filled with leisure and relaxation at this calming two-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home in Port St. Joe. Enjoy the shared hot tub or spend your days on the sugar-white sands of nearby Windmark Beach.
Located just one mile from Windmark, the home offers the opportunity to quickly drive or stroll to this tranquil beach. Take a swim in the gentle surf, or utilize the four miles of trails along St. Joseph's Bay for biking, running, or walking. If you'd rather not leave home, nature trails can be found just steps from the house.
The living room of the home itself offers a place for respite. With clean lines and beachy furniture, you can sink into the couch and watch some cable TV on the flatscreen while cooling down in the central A/C after a day in the sun. Comfy armchairs offer additional seating for friends or family, and guests can catch up on emails or social media using the provided WiFi. Start or end your day with a meal prepared in the well-appointed kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar with counter seating for four. A dinette table offers additional seating for six for family meals.
If you'd rather grill than cook inside, the cottage community provides outdoor grilling areas for throwing steaks or fresh seafood onto the barbecue. Gather the group to eat at the outdoor picnic tables, then recline in the hot tub to wind down, or head back to the house and sit on the screened-in porch and take in the evening with a good book or game of cards.
When bedtime rolls around, the home's two bedrooms are serene and inviting, suitable for sleeping up to seven. The master bedroom offers a queen bed and an en suite bathroom for privacy. A door leads out to the upstairs balcony, the perfect place to sip a glass of wine before turning in. The second bedroom provides two twin beds, great for the kids, and has a flatscreen TV for watching shows before falling to sleep. Two sofabeds offer additional sleeping space, while a private washer/dryer provide the opportunity to launder linens and towels easily.
Port St. Joe is an incredible place for a low-key beach vacation filled with sunshine and gorgeous seascapes. Days spent at Windmark Beach swimming and collecting shells may be all you desire, but nearby day trips can also be a fun way to spend time. Charter a boat or take a drive to historic Apalachicola for independently-owned maritime galleries and shops, or have a meal of seafood pulled fresh from the town's waters at one of the local restaurants. Port. St. Joe and its surrounds are fantastic for fishing, and you can also go scalloping in-season. For some adventure, go ocean kayaking, paddleboarding, or take a scuba diving lesson.
Surf and serenity will fill your days at this lovely Florida home. Step away from the daily grind and book your next Gulf vacation with us today. A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
Parking Notes: Two spots are guaranteed. Both vehicles must have a parking pass displayed. Parking passes will be in the kitchen. Please return parking passes before departure Also note: No RVs, boats or boat trailers are allowed inside the community gates.
Water Access: There is a public beach less than a mile from Barefoot Cottages. Guest will exit the community by turning right onto Hwy 98 and then take a left turn onto Flat Water Street to the public beach access. No codes or passes required, limited parking available.
County permit number: 04559-584R
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Hot tub (Shared)
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Hot tub : Shared
Pool : Shared
Tierra C.Jul 2021
We absolutely loved this property. It was spacious and very clean. Barefoot Cottages has a great gated community. The carts were a wonderful idea, we used them several times. Our boys loved that they was a pool right outside the front door.
Kristine H.Jun 2021
We’ve stayed at Barefoot Cottages a few times before, including this specific unit. Overall, still a great trip! Rated 4 stars (wish there was a 4.5!) because of a couple of housekeeping things. First, we found a dishwasher full of dirty dishes…maybe not normally a big deal, but with COVID and being pregnant I’m a little extra paranoid about other people’s germs. We also had a toilet paper holder and towel rack fall apart on us. Both seemed to have had damage before and the mounts weren’t sturdy. *Note, we texted Patrick (local property mgr) about those to be sure he didn’t think we damaged anything and he was super responsive and helpful. Wear and tear is normal, if they’ll get those things fixed this is a 5-star place all the way! Will definitely visit again!
Hi Kristine, we appreciate you sharing your review with us. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness concerns you encountered during your stay with us with the dishwasher. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest prior to check-in. Thank you for reaching out to the local management regarding the dirty dishes, toilet paper holder, and towel rack, and for providing them with an opportunity to remedy the situation. We are happy to hear that their team was very responsive and helpful in resolving the maintenance issues you experienced. We hope to welcome you back in the near future!
Laura M.Jun 2021
the kitchen! It could stand to have some updates. A total kitchen haul would be amazing but at least replace all the cooking + eating utensils. Some of it was just gross. Another thing I would suggest is to not put dishes up completely wet. Several plates we took out of cabinet were completely wet and water spilled everywhere. That was just weird. Other than the kitchen it was a very nice place to stay and having the pool so close was a nice bonus!
Rhonda E.Jun 2021
The location is great. The cottage is perfect lots of room and right by pool. However the housekeeping was NOT good. Went upstairs to bathroom there was a rubber and with all the long black hair attached to it in the shower.The towels had black hair on them upstairs along with hair in hand towel in downstairs bathroom.Had to wash towels before showering. Went to kitchen in morning to make coffee reached in silverware drawer dirty silverware in drawer along with a dirty coffee cup. Housekeeping needs to be made aware!!!!!
Hi Rhonda! We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness concerns you encountered during your stay with us. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest prior to check-in. We are disappointed to see that this concern was not reported to us during your stay as we would have been happy to assist. We have passed your feedback along to our housekeeping staff so they are aware of your concerns. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future!
leslie g.May 2021
Loved the cottage being close to the pool area.
Florence R.Nov 2020
Beautiful decorated! Quiet location.
Overlooking the pool.
Barrett F.Aug 2020
Quality accommodations close enough to go out to eat, yet quiet and relaxing!!!
Chantelle T.Jul 2020
Our stay at barefoot cottage was great! We will definitely be back. Everything was just as pictured, very clean with everything we needed! Literally minutes from the beach which was beautiful and perfect for kids!
Sue B.Jul 2020
We were looking for a less crowded option for a vacation during the pandemic. The beaches here are every bit as beautiful as the Seaside area! Very very easy to social distance as this is a more hidden community. The house itself was clean, bright, very roomy for four people, and had great decor! We loved the two screened porches and how close the beaches were. Cape San Blas and the state park (25 min)were the best beaches we’ve seen- shells, dolphins, rays, white sand! Mexico Beach which is closer(8 min) and great as well. Wind mark Beach (1 minute) was a great close place to watch the sunset and surf fish after we’d cleaned up from the day. Peter’s Pizza delivers and was fantastic! Would stay again for sure! Sadly, nobody in town was wearing masks or practicing any sort of social distancing- we got curbside and just stayed at the house or on the beach. Even with that, we loved this spot!
William H.Jun 2020
Very nice and clean unit. Very convenient to the pool and hot tub.
Nestor S.Jun 2020
The kids love the pool and the house was very clean
Joseph K.Mar 2020
Quiet and relaxing vacation. Home was very comfortable and close to the beach and downtown
Brian B.Feb 2020
This property is very clean and nice! Great neighborhood and area, every amenity provided, highly recommend!
Mike S.Jan 2020
Clean, bright and fresh..
Matthew M.Dec 2019
Would give 5 stars but could not get main level tv to work.
Thank you for your feedback! Our local staff is working on getting the TV working for our future guests, we are sorry that it went out during your stay.
Matt H.Oct 2019
My wife and in laws very much enjoyed our stay at the Barefoot Cottages during the Songwriters Festival this weekend. The house and property was very nice, and had plenty of space for the four of us. We enjoyed all the amenities such as the private gate entrance, swimming pool and hot tub, wagons to transport our luggage, TVs in every room, WiFi, and great location between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe.
Amy R.Sep 2019
Our trip was brief but this was a great place to stay. Very quiet and enjoyable stay. Will be back!
Adam S.Sep 2019
It was perfect place to sneak away for a weekend. House was very clean! The only issue we had was trying to get into the door leading to the patio upstairs. But other than that it’s was a great stay! We will be back.
We are so glad you got to enjoy your weekend in our home! We apologize that the door leading to the patio caused some issues for you. We are letting our local property manager know about this so they can take a look and make sure it's in working order! We do have a 24/7 guest services team that can be reached at any time to help our guests in the home. Had we known about the issue we would have been able to help while you were in the home. Thank you for your feedback - we hope to host you again soon!
Robert H.Aug 2019
Clean and quiet
Artisha C.Aug 2019
So cozy perfect way to end our summer!
Jeannie S.Jul 2019
Cottage 32 was very clean, quiet, beachy, and such friendly neighbors!! Patrick was so helpful, so kind, and so very informative!!! The pool was so clean and blue! It has a community coming back strong and rebuilding after Hurricane Michael!!!
Michael P.Jul 2019
Stayed in other units before. This one was great. No problems. Pool was mostly empty most of tje day
Tori W.Jun 2019
We had a wonderful time! This cottage has everything you need to enjoy your beach vacation!
We will be back next year!
LaJuan W.Jun 2019
We loved the cottages. Large swimming pool...tree frog's singing in the night... very peaceful...
Deena M.May 2019
We absolutely loved this little cottage. Everything was so clean, the location was great and we would definitely stay here again. It was hard to say goodbye.
Rachel D.Apr 2019
I absolutely loved staying at this cottage. It is decorated so cute and it is very clean. The community is quiet and safe. I loved the screened porch so you could sit outside and enjoy the weather. This was my first experience visiting the area and I really enjoyed the peace and quiet. I could so retire and live in this cottage.
Linda J.Jul 2018
The cottage was excellent for our family. Well appointed and in THE PERFECT location. Pool was clean and spacious and the use of free bicycles was amazing. Didn’t use the grilling area but saw many people using it. Cottage was stocked with all the necessities. Our cottage was just as pictured.
Emily J.Jul 2018
Easy, no hassle. Great home in great location!
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We apologize for the pet hair on the floor and furniture. It is always our goal to have our guests stay in a clean home. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay, overall, and hope to have you back soon!
Patsy M.Jul 2018
I don't like pushy reviews saying this is a required field.
Marcia L.Jun 2018
Nice unit with all needed amenities.
Tracy K.Nov 2017
We stayed here for a few days with 4 kids. The sofa bed was a queen size and so everyone was able to sleep comfortably. The home was clean and had all the basics so it made our stay very easy.
The area is so wonderful. The beaches are beautiful and the whole area is so laid back that it makes a very relaxing and low key vacation.
Darlene H.Nov 2017
Would stay again.
Thomas C.Oct 2017
We were very impressed with this property! An adorable cottage in a super nice neighborhood. Easy to access. No having to meet with anyone. Our trip was a quick trip in and out, so having access to things on our time was helpful! Property was clean! Just as defined! Loved the area! The folks were all super nice and helpful!
Sally M.Oct 2017
Great for a trip to this area. Very clean and comfortable.
James M.Aug 2017
This is a great place to get away and relax. Not over crowded and the beaches are great. Would definitely go back. 😎
Rebecca O.Jul 2017
Very relaxing! We will see you next year :-)
Aaron G.Apr 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. Our house was near the parking lot but tucked away, and was also near the pool. Everything was clean and well kept. The pictures and descriptions online were correct. We really enjoyed our stay and will be returning!