|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||1050 square feet|
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|Theme||Romantic, Away from it all, Beach, Rural|
Description from the owner
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....Read more
Indian Pass, Florida
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Beach, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$150 - $175||$150 - $175||$1,095 - $1,195||$1,900||3 nights|
|Mar. 8 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 4 2013 - Sep. 28 2013
|All Other Dates||$175||$175||$1,195||$1,900||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Tax rate - 11% of rental - Tax
- Damage deposit - $300 / stay - Security Deposit
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 16, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Minneapolis and Vermont
This is the place I dream of the rest of the year.
This is my fifth straight year at the Barnacle on beautiful Indian Pass, and I hope to return every winter for the rest of my life. It's become a sacred place to me - the long white curve of the beach, the dolphins and pelicans and eagles, the foxes and herons, the endless curl of the waves, folding and unfolding on the beach. This is a place that soothes and rejuvenates me, and I dream of it the rest of the year. As a writer, I highly recommend the Barnacle to other writers and artists. Something about the way the light streams in through the windows, the deck that's literally built into the arms of an ancient live oak, the birds chattering in the pines, and the peace and serenity of this lovely round house . . . I end up getting more done here, with less effort, than anywhere else. As for seafood, it's gotten so that I can't eat oysters or shrimp anywhere but here on the Forgotten Coast, that's how fabulous they are. Highly recommend the Raw Bar and Paul Gant's barbecue (just before the bridge in Port St. Joe), along with Tamara's and Papa Joe's in apalach. Victor and Janis are the perfect hosts: gracious, kind, warm, friendly and unobtrusive, but always there if you need anything. I love it here!
Out of This World (Almost Literally)
As a northerner who lived briefly and unhappily in Orlando, I've long insisted that I wouldn't, under any circumstance, consider a return to Florida. Thankfully when friends rented the Barnacle and invited me down, one lousy Minnesota winter too many made me vulnerable enough to reconsider.
That was last year. This year I came back on my own. I honestly wouldn't have believed that a place like this still existed in 21st-century America. If you're looking for a long, gorgeous, virtually private beach, natural splendor, enough exotic and spectacular local culture to make you rethink everything you thought you knew about this country, and a cool and comfortable house with all the modern amenities, look no further.
I've spent a good deal of my life traveling, and I don't know of a place even remotely like this part of the Florida Panhandle. The beaches are pristine and uncrowded. St. Vincent's is magnificent. Each of the local towns has its own distinct character and fascinations. And the Apalachicola River is one of the great, largely unknown natural wonders of North America. I've poked around on that river on dozens of occasions, traveling by car, foot, and boat, and still feel like it would take me the rest of my life to exhaust its almost prehistoric mysteries and shape-shifting splendor.
The seafood --at the Trading Post just up the road (highly recommended for both atmosphere and local color), and at dozens of other places tailored to virtually any budget-- is fantastic. I've long since lost count of the dozens of oysters I've eaten, but can testify that the Apalachicola oyster is entirely deserving of its reputation.
Indian Pass is an easy place to just relax, and I got more work done here than I ever could at home.
This is one of the very, very few places that I feel certain I will be coming back to for the rest of my life, and there isn't a better home base than the Barnacle.
Many thanks to Janis and Victor for being such gracious and unobtrusive hosts.