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ONLY 75 STEPS TO BEACH! * GULF VIEWS BOTH SIDES! WE PROVIDE BEACH CHAIRS & MUCH MORE!
Welcome to beautiful Cape San Blas FL, located along Florida's Forgotten Coast in the Florida Panhandle--50 miles SE of Panama City between Mexico Beach & St. George Island and Apalachicola.
Turtle Crawl - Barrier Dunes 191 is a fully updated gulf view rental END UNIT in Barrier Dunes.
Just 75 paces down a boardwalk off your back deck to the beautiful, family & pet-friendly white sand beaches!
It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & it's the large variety of wildlife, Hiking, Biking, and over 16,000 acres of awesome 'Beachfront' wilderness surrounded on 3 sides by the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay.
Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 is gulf front & 2nd is heated 4 mo. a year), lighted tennis courts, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat parking, boat washing area, and boardwalks throughout!
The lower floor spacious living room with a large back deck with seating and a gas grill. There is also a dining room and kitchen with all you need for cooking your catch of the day. Finally, there is a full bath and a Queen Bedroom with a private porch, cable TV & DVD.
The entire upper floor is a King Master Suite! Enjoy a private porch with gulf views! Private bathroom (walk-in shower and separate garden tub), walk-in closet, Flat Screen Cable TV, VCR, 2 wicker chairs & telephone with answering machine & free domestic long distance--everything you need to enjoy your vacation!
The upper floor also has a full laundry room with washer, dryer, and even the laundry detergent! There is also an ironing board and iron.
Your family & your dog are always welcome!
Cape San Blas, FL is a quiet peninsula away from the commercialism & crowds of most FL Panhandle beaches! In the evening, sit on your deck and take in the awesome beauty of a moonlit night & stars larger & in more abundance than you've ever seen. No city lights or commercialism on the Cape!
You will find clean, beautiful, uncrowded white sand beaches & a nice family-friendly environment without the wild crowds of other beaches!
Cape San Blas is regularly ranked the #1 Dog-Friendly Beach in America!
I offer MULTIPLE rentals in Barrier Dunes if you need more than 1. They are all within steps of each other (including the other end unit in the same building!)
This condo located in the gated community of Barrier Dunes, is a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental on a Pet-Friendly Beach! It is located right outside the gates to St Joseph Peninsula State Park. The park is a great place to explore and enjoy hiking trails, surrounded by St Joe Bay on three sides!
Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (One is direct beach front!), lighted tennis courts (the only ones in Cape San Blas!), 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat washing and parking area, and boardwalks throughout
You can rent bikes (kayaks and many other things) from Scallop Cove right there on the cape.
If you're looking for a quiet family and pet friendly vacation spot in the Florida Panhandle, this is the place to be! Avoid the crowds of Destin and Panama City! Cape San Blas doesn't even have a traffic light!
Attractions Within Walking Distance
There are many activities to do in Cape San Blas, from kayaking and biking to fishing, horseback riding, and much more!
You can rent bikes, kayaks, SUPs and lots more from Scallop Cove, right there on the Cape. You can also rent a golf cart and explore the Cape It has 10 miles of bike path.
If you need a few grocery or beach items, visit the Cape Trading Post or Scallop Cove (on the Cape). They also have great ice cream and fresh donuts, made to order burgers, pizza and hot sandwiches!
Favorite Places To Eat
Many great restaurant choices. See a full list on my website: TheCapeEscape (you know the rest)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Save some money & space in the car....Turtle Crawl will have these items already there for you!
* Wireless Internet (WiFi)
* Gas Grill
* Beach Chairs (4 )
* Beach Cart
* Crab net & bucket
* Beach Buckets & Shovels
* Spices for cooking your “catch of the day”
* Laundry Detergent
* Dish Soap, Sponge, Scrub Brush & Dish Washer Detergent
* Garbage Bags
* Plastic Wrap and Tin Foil
* SoftSoap in all the Bathrooms
* Coffee Pot & Coffee filters (1 less thing to bring!)
* Pet towels, sheets & a dog dish (we love our 4-legged guests)
* Iron & Ironing Board (though there is nothing wrong with wrinkles at the beach)
* Vacuum, broom, dustpan and mop
* Pack & plays & high chair available by request…if you have needs for your younger kids please let us know!!
* Starter supply of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels (do get more if you’re staying a week!)
* FREE domestic long distance.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 10 2021 - May 27 2021
May 20 2021 - Aug 14 2021
Aug 14 2021 - Sep 11 2021
Sep 11 2021 - Oct 30 2021
Oct 30 2021 - Jan 29 2022
Pet Fee- 1 ($150 2): $100
Tax Rate: 12%
You can see all of my specials on the RATES & SPECIALS page of TheCapeEscape (dot) com
JULY 4, CHRISTMAS AND NYs please add $100 week or $50 nightly. Thanksgiving please add $100 week or $25 nightly...4-night minimum on ALL HOLIDAYS
ASK ME ABOUT MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNTS outside of summer or see my RATES page on TheCapeEscape(dot)com
I have multiple rentals in Barrier Dunes, all just steps from each other if you have more than 1 family coming.
Last updated on April 21, 2021
About the owner: We fell in love with Cape San Blas our very first visit! We didn't even know it was a pet-friendly beach at the time and we've always had dogs and been dog lovers!
At the end of about 2 years we ended up owning 3 properties, all in Barrier Dunes, and were discovering more we loved about the Cape every trip! Our kids starting going to Cape San Blas when there were 4 and 6 and both are now in college. I look forward to enjoying the Cape with their families when the time comes!
When I started renting, I was a mom of young kids and realized it was a LOT of work to get ready for vacation, so I try to make it as easy as possible for folks renting with Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. I provide everything from beach chairs down to the little things you want when you're on vacation, but many forget...spice, trash bags, laundry detergent and LOTS in between. I also try to communicate as many details as possible before your vacation and provide a very complete guest information book about the area once you arrive so you don't have to do the research!
Some of our favorite things to do are: Bonfires at the beach after sunset, scalloping in the bay, kayaking, Indian Pass Raw Bar to enjoy oysters, crab legs & steam shrimp as well as great local music and company, a day poking around the stores (and eating) in Apalachicola many things!
I look forward to having you enjoy a Cape Escape soon!
Calendar last updated: April 21, 2021
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Turtle Crawl was home for us for 7 days last week. Even tho the weather was cooler, the views on the Gulf were spectacular. Our dog Penny enjoyed walking every day and on the beach as well as the complex. Turtle Crawl was well
Stocked with all the kitchen items you would need to cook or just bring home food and eat there. The master suite was the full upstairs and was nice and sunny in the late afternoon while sitting on the deck.
Long Bills was our go-to place for fresh fish as well as a pizza. Thank you to Wendy Jackson for your hospitality.
What a wonderful extended weekend with husband, daughter and parents, Sept. 19-22, 2020 Turtle Crawl had everything we needed. I was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of the unit as well as the grounds. One would never guess it was a pet-friendly unit, it was immaculate. Such a friendly, quiet community, the perfect escape. I think our fur babies enjoyed it even more than we did. The service provided by Wendy was exceptional. It is not to often that you find someone so professional, yet so personable, so kind, so prompt, yet so attentive to all details, needs and wants. She's amazing! I highly recommend. We can't wait to get back to the Cape!
We had a great two weeks at the Cape. In June, we stayed in the Cape Escape Unit and in July the Turtle Crawl unit. Both units were very clean, set up well, and well stocked with paper products, soaps, and detergents. Our 7th year to the Cape, and our first time using Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. Wendy was more than helpful when we made our reservations and always available when we had questions. We will definitely use Cape Escape Vacation Rentals again!
This condo is nice and clean with lots of thoughtful touches. The check-in info, location of garbage, amenities, check-out info, etc. was excellent. It made for a hassle-free and relaxing stay.
We really enjoyed the condo. It was spacious and comfortable. The additional beach gear was extremely helpful to us as a family with small children! We were also really pleased with the massive binder of menus, things to do and other information. Not every place we have stayed in the past has provided those things and it truly makes a difference. We had everything we needed and loved our trip to the Cape. The icing on the cake was getting to see a loggerhead sea turtle make its nest right in front of the complex. Turtle Crawl was aptly named and perfect for our family vacation.
Wendy: we had a great time visiting the Cape! Beaches were absolutely beautiful and the “squeaky” sugar sand brings back memories of my childhood. We spent a day kayaking the leeward side of St. Vincent National Wildlife Preserve and did a hike over the island tip to the beach side. Such a peaceful and enchanting place is St. Vincent! Did some biking another day into St Joseph Peninsula State Park and then south on the bike trail, fabulous biking! So much to do and too little time. We wished we didn’t have to leave so soon. My husband said it is best to leave before you want to because that means you want to return!
Our stay at Turtle Crawl was wonderful. The unit itself was beautiful, comfortable, and just a short walk to the beach. We loved the dog friendly location as well as all the amenities. The turtle filled lakes were beautiful. We definitely will be returning for another great vacation in the future.
My wife, our dog, and I want to tell you how enjoyable our stay in your Unit 191 in December was. When we arrived, we found the unit, and everything in it, to be very clean. The unit was very well supplied with virtually anything a vacationer could need or want.
The beach was a short walk away and was also clean and wide. We walked twice each day for at least an hour. Our dog loved it, but refused to go into the ocean or even get his feet wet.
The time we spent in Turtle Crawl - Uniit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us and we hope to return next December.
the best vacation in 20 years
Took a chance on barrier dunes last year not knowing what to expect. To make a long story short..we had the best vacation with our 8 year old bassett in 20 years. (who we never leave alone or board). We met fantastic couples with their dogs.(who were regular renters for the past 6 to 10 years at barrier dunes) . We have kept in touch with them all year and we met them in February 21 for another great time. Our "turtle crawl" condo has everything we need, including dog bowls, outside hot water shower and special towels for dogs. Its immaculate and very welcoming. We certainly don't want any surprises in accommodations after driving 23 hours from Wisconsin. Our landlord "wendy" makes sure we have everything we need. She is but a phone call away. We have already secured our 5 weeks stay for next year. Its so peaceful and the beach is not crowded.
Stayed: February 2021Submitted: March 18, 2021
Great viewing of the Geminid
Another wonderful stay at Turtle Crawl on Cape San Blas. Convenient to the beach and all the amenities for a restful vacation. A great viewing spot for this years Geminid meteor shower and the Great Conjunction.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: December 27, 2020
What a great place to relax & unwind! We had an amazing time and couldn’t have asked for better accommodations. It was so convenient to have all of the beach accessories and household items provided, a definite first for us! Wendy was incredibly helpful and provided top notch recommendations! Looking forward to visiting the Cape again soon!
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: October 18, 2020
So glad you got to enjoy some R&R and had a great day fishing with Captain Dwayne! Thank you for all the kind words. I will look forward to having you back again soon!Wendy Jackson
Cape San Blad
We had never been to Cape San Blas and not to the beach in October either. We will totally do it again! The area was absolutely gorgeous! The condos were perfectly stocked with everything we needed to cook and grill and the beach chairs and toys were perfect for us. We brought our dog and 2 daughters and had plenty of space in the condo and it was clean and only steps from the beach boardwalk. Totally loved this trip!
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: October 15, 2020
I'm so glad you enjoyed the Cape & all the amenities in Turtle Crawl! Fall is one of my favorite times at the Cape. I have passed your clean comments on to my cleaning team...they work so hard (especially with the extra steps we take these days!). Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I look forward to having you back for another Cape Escape.Wendy Jackson
Excellent place to stay!
We absolutely loved staying at Turtle Crawl. We were able to bring our pets and literally we were a short easy walk to the beach! Literally steps to the ocean. The condo was everything we could have wanted, super comfortable furniture with all the things you need if you want to cook at home. This was the perfect place for our family and we will definitely be back to stay at Turtle Crawl.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 27, 2020
I'm so glad your whole family (which always includes the dogs :-)) enjoyed Turtle Crawl. I hope you made wonderful beach memories and will be back for more soon!Wendy Jackson
Amazing location, relaxing and super pet friendly.
The condo was very well set up for both people and pets. The showers and water-hose on the ground level was perfect to get the sand and saltwater off everyone when returning from the beach. The view of the Gulf from the upper balcony were breathtaking especially at sunset. We will be back in the years to come.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: August 10, 2020
I'm so glad you & your pups enjoyed your time at the Cape & Turtle Crawl...nothing like a sunset from the upper deck for sure! I look forward to having you back for another Cape Escape. Thank you for being WONDERFUL guests!Wendy Jackson
Turtle Crawl Get Away
We had an amazing time as always staying at Turtle Crawl. Wendy with Cape Escape makes renting so easy, the home is beautiful and furnished with everything you would possibly need for your beach getaway! Can’t wait to go back soon!!!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 13, 2020
I look forward to having you back again soon! I'm so glad you enjoyed your time and we made vacation planning easy and the vacation relaxing!Wendy Jackson
All is well...
Nice condo in a good location at a reasonable price run by a professional outfit. Nothing more to ask for.Bob
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 12, 2020
I'm so glad you enjoyed your vacation. Hope to hear from you when you're ready for another Cape Escape.Wendy Jackson
We had a wonderful short stay at the Cape staying at Turtle Crawl, Barrier Dunes. Nice and comfortable condo, very clean and the extras were nice. Booking and renting through Wendy was easy and very personal customer service. Highly recommend.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 25, 2020
Thank you for the kind words, Kathy! I will look forward to having you back again.Wendy Jackson Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
My husband and I along with our daughter’s family returned recently from our vacation at Cape San Blas where we stayed at Turtle Crawl. It was a very nice condo with everything we needed and more. Very very very clean. We felt right at home. Our three dogs were welcome and they had as much fun as we did. Thanks Wendy for making sure our stay was terrific!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 19, 2020
I'm so glad you enjoy the home! We love clean even with pups involved! Glad you & your pups had a blast! They are likely still sleeping if they are like my pups after a trip to the Cape! Look forward to having you back again!Wendy Jackson
What an awesome time!
Absolutely loved our (fourth) stay at Cape San Blas! Turtle Crawl has everything you need for a wonderful time - all you need is your family and swim suit. Beautiful views and awesome beaches. Our dogs had as much fun as we did! Do yourself a favor and visit! You will not have any regrets!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 15, 2020
Piece of Paradise
We spent a week in the Turtle Crawl rental at Barrier Dunes in Cape San Blas. Having a rental with all the “essentials” for my family and my fur baby made everything so much easier. My family enjoyed the week exploring all the amazing nature trails, playing volleyball at the local park, relaxing on the pristine beach and exploring the bay in rented kayaks. Cape San Blas is a laidback piece of heaven that allows you to disconnect and enjoy the pure beauty around you, with the added bonus of watching all the pups on the beach playing. We cannot wait to go back again in the fall.
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 24, 2020
Is this Dog Heaven? / No, it's Cape San Blas.
What a wonderful experience. The Cape is truly an escape to an amazing beach. Our dog, Cassie made many new friends both canine and human, as did we. The Barrier Dunes Condo was great, as was Wendy Jackson to work with. She truly goes above and beyond. We will be back next year!
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: February 04, 2020
Beautiful and Relaxing
Gorgeous Beaches. Condo had all the amenities you need. Great for kids. Everything very comfortable.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 07, 2020
I'm glad you enjoyed Turtle Crawl & the beautiful Cape San Blas beaches! I look forward to having you and your family back again! Happy New Year!Wendy Jackson Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
Just returned from a wonderful week at my favorite beach! This is the third time we have rented from Wendy and she is amazing to work with. My four-legged baby loves running on the beach and meeting other fur-babies. The sunsets are incredible and star gazing amazing! Looking forward to our return in November. Thank you, Wendy!
Stayed: September 2019Submitted: September 30, 2019
I'm glad you had another wonderful Cape Escape! Looking forward to having you back again in November!Wendy Jackson
Beautiful and clean
We love Cape Sans Blas and Turtle Crawl was the perfect place to stay! Quite, clean, had everything we needed!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 18, 2019
So glad things were perfect for your stay & you had all you needed! Look forward to having you back again when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson
Turtle Crawl Beach Condo
This is a great place for young families. The beach is within easy walking distance for both 2 and 4 year olds. Not too crowded. Beautiful white sand. Gentle waves that little kids enjoy. A great first beach experience for our grandkids. Two swimming pools. Playground is not yet repaired. Three balconies. The condo comes with a beach cart and chairs -- fabulous. An outside shower to rinse off before going upstairs, and an outside hose to rinse beach gear. Very convenient. We brought the family dog and there are lots of places to walk dogs. Wendy was wonderful helping us with booking and Teresa (onsite) was very helpful. Would definitely rent again.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 27, 2019
A PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH
This was our 1st visit to the cape ,an it truely is a BEAUTIFUL PLACE, TURTLE CRAWL,was very clean,,I usually have to clean when we arrive , not this time. We usually bring cleaning supplies, garbage bags,dishwashing liquid,laundry detergent and spices, not this time, WENDY. (the owner) HAD ALL THIS STOCKED.. Thank you.!!!!! Beach chairs an toys were also provided with a cart to pull it to beach, which we used every day, even though the beach was maybe 65 feet from our door. This lady thought of everything., We normally don't rent PET APPROVED HOMES. Sophie is a redigestered service dog.(2.5lb)so never any issues, She is allergic to fleas, an the few pet friendly homes, we have occupied weren't clean. I wanted to visit the cape, so took my chance, I wasn't sure what to expect, ,,I WAS TOTALLY SURPRISED!!! Everything was clean, furniture very nice, master bedroom very large ,with nice balcony to view the ocean, bed very comfy. My grandsons loved it,, we had a wonderful time, so glad I took a chance on TURTLE CRAWL,hope to visit again in August. Thank you Wendy, for sharing your home with my family. It was a pleasure working with you. The Carrolls from Tennessee
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 23, 2019
Clean, Pet=Friendly Beach Rental with all the comforts of home!
We had the most amazing week at Cape San Blas!The check-in details were spot on and we got there to the most perfect sunset! The home was clean and everything we expected and then some! Everything promised was there and we realized we overpacked! We don't the next time we visit!The beach was as pretty as I have ever seen. No crowds, just miles of beautiful, white-sand beaches and we loved being able to have our dog with us. Very pet-friendly area too!We enjoyed the beachfront pool that was just about a 1-minute walk from Turtle Crawl, long walks on the beach, a beach bonfire under the most amazing stars, enjoyed great seafood out and bought fresh shrimp at St. Joe Seafood company right on the Cape and made our own in the home. Even grilled oysters on the back deck one night.Wendy was great to work with from deciding on Turtle Crawl to questions along the way. Cape San Blas was PERFECT and so was the home. Already booked our next trip and look forward to getting back!Thank you for everything!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 19, 2019