About this rental
Cape Happy Hour is just 115 steps to one of the prettiest beaches in the world.
* On a freshwater pond & across from the beachfront pool.
* Gulf View over the pool deck for FABULOUS sunset viewing
* End unit* 2BR/2BA and Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den & Futon in the master bedroom.
$35/day credit for beach gear rental for stays starting March 1, 2023 (stays of 3-21 nights). Get bikes/kayaks/etc. delivered to help you enjoy your stay!
* Owners provide: Beach chairs, beach cart, sand toys, Wifi & everything from laundry detergent to spices (and more)
* Dog-friendly. Well-behaved dogs (including big dogs) are welcome in the home & on the beach
* STELLAR Service
You will find it well-stocked and well-maintained. Ready for you and your family to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation on the Cape San Blas pristine white-sand beaches. The last of the 'old Florida' beaches.
It is bright and cheerful with a king bedroom, a queen bedroom and 2 full baths. It has tile on the main and carpet in both bedrooms. Enjoy smart TVs in the living room and both bedrooms. Full kitchen with a dining table that seats 6. It is an end unit with a window seat for lots of extra light.
There is a large back deck with 2 seating areas and a gas grill to cook your catch of the day. Both bedrooms also have decks with the king bedroom deck having high boy chairs overlooking the pond & gulf views (and FABULOUS sunsets). There is also a full laundry room complete with detergent that we provide.
Outside you will find an enclosed shower and a hose for washing those sandy toes (and paws). There is also a beach closet containing beach chairs, beach cart, buckets, shovels, a cooler, boogie board, crab net & crab bucket. Saves a lot of room in your car (and $$). Barrier Dunes, our gated community, has 2 pools (1 is beachfront & 1 heated 4 months of the year), tennis courts, 3 freshwater fishing ponds, a new playground, & pet stations & green space throughout. Bring your dog(s)& enjoy the quiet, unspoiled, dog-friendly beaches of Gulf County. Nestled up to the state park for easy bay access, we are surrounded by water.
It is the perfect place for nature lovers' explorations. boating, restaurants & other diversions are only minutes away, yet many of our guests never leave Barrier Dunes. Play tennis, swim in the pools, sunbathe on the beach while watching the ever-changing scenes, explore St. Joe Bay by kayak, pontoon boat or snorkel, fish, crab, stir up a card game or read till your heart's content.
You'll love the white quartz sand that doesn't burn your feet, the sand dunes that give the setting character, & the gentle gulf waves. The fishing is great, the crabbing fun & the activities abound from boating, hiking, beach bonfires, spectacular sunsets (our beaches face west), horseback riding on the beach, and tennis to impromptu socials.
All of life becomes casual and fun once you breathe the glorious salt air & let go of what you left behind. Try it & you'll be coming back regularly like most of our guests (see our guest book on our website.
We know what it is like not to have what you need when you're on vacation! We try and provide as many of these extras a possible so you are focused on your vacation, family, and fun and not on the basics. We encourage you to catch your own dinner of scallops, crabs or fish and bring along some marshmallows and enjoy s'mores around the beach bonfire or roast hotdogs for dinner!
Our goal is to make your vacation as good as it gets. To make room for the pooch in your car, we provide every basic essential we can think of (see details on site), but we don't stop there. Imagine a kitchen that is stocked with w/spices, crockpot, & crab pot.
** WINNER OF BEST LODGING on the Forgotten Coast by the Port St. Joe Star! **
Multiple units available in Barrier Dunes if needed
Favorite Places To Eat
There are numerous great restaurants all listed at /things-to-do/
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Beach Chairs (4)
Crab net and bucket
Beach Buckets & Shovels
Beach Cart to get it all to the beach
Spices for cooking your “catch of the day”
Wireless Internet (WiFi)
All Linens (Sheets, towels & even pet-towels.)… just bring your own beach towels!
Dish Soap, Sponge, Scrub Brush & Dish Washer Detergent
Plastic Wrap & Tin Foil
Soft Soap in all the Bathrooms
Regular Coffee Pot & Coffee filters
Iron & Ironing Board (though there is nothing wrong with wrinkles at the beach)
Vacuum, broom, dustpan and mop
Pack & plays & highchair available by request
Starter supply of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels (do get more if you’re staying a week!)
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Mar 10 - Mar 30 2023
Apr 01 - Apr 08 2023
Apr 08 - May 25 2023
May 26 - Aug 12 2023
Jul 01 - Jul 08 2023
Pet fee 1 dog: $100
2nd dog: $50
Damage Waiver: $55
Cleaning Fee: $160
Admin Fee (avg per week): $145
Tax Rate: 12%
Rates for this and all our great units available at TheCapeEscape
ASK ABOUT MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNTS outside of summer or see my RATES page on TheCapeEscape
7-night minimum on July 4th, and spring/fall break, 4 nights minimum for Thanksgiving, Christmas. Rates slightly higher for Memorial Day and Labor Day and other holidays.
Contact us for monthly rates. Rates may not reflect most up-to-date changes, which are found on our website,
We have multiple rentals in Barrier Dunes, all just steps from each other if you have more than 1 family coming.
-Reservation Fee of $361.60 due when reserved. Balance is due 60 days prior to check-in.
We have multiple rentals in Barrier Dunes, just steps from each other if you have more than 1 family coming.
Last updated March 22, 2023
Hosted by Devi Leonard
Member since 2017
Year Purchased: 2021
About the owner: View all of my listings at Cape Escape Vacation Rentals.
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!
Why this property? This is a beautiful, well-maintained, updated property. Great view overlooking the lake and just a short stroll from the beach.
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Details for Cape Happy Hour & Barrier Dunes
CLICK HERE - Things to Do on the Cape & Forgotten Coast
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Guestbook comments from the host:
We just returned home from our week long visit at the Cape. This was our very first trip to the area. We stayed in Barrier Dunes at Happy Hour. Absolutely loved it! Wendy is fantastic to work with. Happy Hour was one of the cleanest townhomes I had stayed in and was stocked with every necessity you could imagine. This made it so nice to have everything already there. Very short walk to the beach as well. There was a “beach” closet that included beach chairs, sand toys, beach cart, boogie boards, and all sorts of other things. Even our precious fur-baby enjoyed her first vacation. We had a wonderful week and look forward to visiting again
Cape happy hour was great. Very clean and welcoming. It had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. The walk to the beach was short. We actually enjoyed the walk each day. We met and talked with some great people and dogs along the way. Devi was great to work with.
Stayed: October 2021 Submitted: October 05, 2021
Thanks so much Melissa. We look forward to having you enjoy your next Cape Escape soon.
We were very pleasantly surprised at how nice the decor was and how clean the unit was. The little extras provided - laundry soap, dishwasher detergent, lots of spices, dog sheets and towels, etc. - were very much appreciated. The short walk on the path to the pool and beach was great. This unit if a great value for the money.!
Stayed: September 2021 Submitted: September 08, 2021
Thank you so much Elizabeth. We look forward to helping you plan your next Cape Escape when you're ready to come back.
Working with Devi was a pleasure and a breeze! We booked last minute while traveling and she helped us find the perfect spot for exactly what we were looking for. The home was stocked with everything we needed and more. We felt at home and very comfortable in this adorable place. Looking forward to working with Devi and returning to our new hidden treasure in the future!!
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: September 04, 2021
Thank you so much and we look forward to having you back for another Cape Escape.
Cape Happy Hour
Absolutely loved our stay here!! Everything is perfect about this place. Pictures do not do justice. The home is cute, comfy and clean!! We had a ton of fun. The house had everything! The beach is gorgeous. The pool was very nice. We will definitely be back and will stay again.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 14, 2021
I'm so glad you enjoyed Cape Happy Hour and your vacation! We will look forward to having you back for another Cape Escape soon.
Impeccably clean and convenient to all the amenities of Barrier Dunes. We loved booking again with Cape Escape and will be back.
Stayed: August 2021 Submitted: August 11, 2021
I'm so glad you liked Cape Happy Hour & enjoyed your vacation. We will look forward to having you back for another Cape Escape soon.
Excellent stay at Happy Hour
We loved our stay at Happy Hour. Wendy is fantastic to work with. This townhome had so many extra things to offer. It was stocked with everything you need. There was even a beach closet that had a beach umbrella, beach cart, chairs, sand toys as well as many other things. This was our first trip to the area and we will definitely return.
Stayed: July 2021 Submitted: August 01, 2021
Hosted by Devi Leonard