End Unit on Lake & 200 steps to UNCROWDED Beach * GREAT AMENITIES * Pool/Tennis

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About the Property

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Property Type: Townhome
  • Minimum Stay: 3 nights
  • Pool: Yes

Welcome to beautiful Cape San Blas FL, located along Florida's Forgotten Coast in the Florida Panhandle--50 miles SE of Panama City Port St. Joe & St. George Island and Apalachicola.

Cape Escape 2 is an end unit, located directly on a freshwater fishing pond (can fish or feed the turtles FROM the back deck), & it's just 200 steps to the beach!

It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & its 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.

It has a King & Queen Bedroom both have en-suite full bathrooms and private decks. There is an additional half bath on the main floor and queen sleeper sofa in the den.

Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, and there is a gas grill on the back deck. (we even thought of a backup gas tank in case the gas runs out).

We provide everything from beach chairs and linens to Wifi, right down to the little things like laundry detergent, trash bags and dish soap to make your packing easy and your stay relaxing!

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!

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! In the morning watch the sunrise right from the deck then head down and pick up some HOT WEBER's DONUTS!

You will always enjoy a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere in Barrier Dunes & on the Cape San Blas pet-friendly beaches--even during spring break/summer!

Regardless of the season, this is just the place to enjoy life and each other! Come enjoy our pristine, coastal paradise!

SEE MORE PICTURES OF THE BEACH & AREA on my FACEBOOK PAGE:
Cape Escape Vacation Rentals

** VOTED BEST LODGING ON THE FORGOTTEN COAST by the Port St. Joe Star **

I offer multiple Barrier Dunes rentals. If you have a larger party, they are all within steps of each other!

Area Information

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 will need a car to get around, however, Cape San Blas has a great biking trail! 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 this page of my website: /restaurants-and-groceries/

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 Crib
  • Features
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Beach Chairs
    • Communal Pool
    • Deck / Patio
    • Free WiFi
    • Full Kitchen
    • Heated Pool
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid Friendly
    • Lakefront
    • Linens Provided
    • Managed by Owner
    • Non-Smoking
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Parking
    • Pet Friendly
    • Porch
    • Towels Provided
    • Waterfront
    • Wireless Internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • DVD Player
    • Freezer
    • Iron & Board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Telephone
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer / Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Beach
      (onsite)
    • Fishing
      (onsite)
    • Ocean
      (onsite)
    • Playground
      (onsite)
    • Surfing
      (onsite)
    • Tennis
      (onsite)
    • Bicycling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (< 1 mile)
    • Canoeing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (< 1 mile)
    • Hiking
      (< 1 mile)
    • Scuba Diving
      (< 1 mile)
    • Snorkeling
      (< 1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (4 miles)
    • Horseback Riding
      (6 miles)
    • Live Entertainment
      (6 miles)
    • Golf
      (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

Save some packing! The home will have these items already there for you:

* Wireless Internet (WiFi)
* Gas Grill
* Beach Chairs (4)
* Beach Cart
* Crab net & bucket
* Cooler
* 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
* Soft Soap in all the Bathrooms
* Coffee Pot & Coffee filters (1 less thing to bring!)
* 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 .
* HIGH SPEED – WIRELESS INTERNET

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
May 27 2021 - Aug 14 2021
$375 $375 $2,150 3 nights
Aug 14 2021 - Sep 11 2021
$295 $295 $1,895 3 nights
Sep 11 2021 - Oct 30 2021
$250 $250 $1,495 3 nights
Oct 30 2021 - Nov 28 2021
$195 $195 $1,095 $3,095 3 nights
Nov 28 2021 - Jan 29 2022
$150 $150 $895 $2,695 3 nights

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Fees:

Pet Fee - 1 ($150 for 2): $100
Cleaning Fee: $150

Tax Rate: 12%

Notes:

See all of our odd night specials on TheCapeEscape(dot)com

There are multi-week discounts. Please inquire.

4-night holiday minimum. Christmas/NY's add $200 weekly and $50 nightly. Thanksgiving please add $100 week or $25 nightly.

Availability

Last updated on April 29, 2021

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Map

Nearest Airport: Panama CIty (NW FL Beaches) - 60 miles
Nearest Bar: Scallop Republic - 7 miles
Nearest Golf: St. Joe Bay Country Club - 10 miles
Nearest Theme Park: St. Joseph Peninsula State Park - 0.3 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Coneheads - 0.3 miles

Owner Info

Wendy Jackson

Wendy Jackson

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 29, 2021

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Great Places to Explore Around Cape San Blas, Port St Joe, and Apalachicola
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Guestbook comments from the owner:

If you are longing for a stroll on a quiet white sand beach that goes on in both directions as far as the eye can see, you’ve found it at Cape Escape on Cape San Blas. We visited the week before Easter and still the pet-friendly Barrier Dunes community was peaceful. It was a doggone dream vacation for our pup. Dogs walking their humans everywhere. And with three decks, our Jack had a front row seat! Wendy was prompt to respond to all questions and provided us with a list of establishments on the island and in Port St Joe. I could go on, but best to experience it first hand. Truly, this is a best kept secret. So shhhhh, please keep it to yourself...


Apr 2021

 I will share with you how I feel about Cape Escape II:

I am very satisfied with my stay here.  I LOVE, LOVE the High-boy Adirondack chairs on the main deck area.  What a wonderful vantage point!  The pond was another very diverse ecosystem.  Incredible!

We've been coming here every year for 13 years (except during H. Michael) and happy to see the coast coming back. The beach nourishment is great.

What a treat to come to a place where the stove has level, working burners.  You have NO IDEA what crap we have been exposed to!  And, your knives actually are sharp!  Incredible!

Between Ft. Morgan/Gulf Shores, Alabama and here in Florida, we prefer Florida.  Keep up the good work!


Nov 2020

We loved our stay at Cape Escape II. The proximity to the beach is fantastic and the condo is wonderfully relaxing. We’d love to do it again.


Oct 2020

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!


Jun 2020

Our pups loved Cape Escape II just as much as we did! We had an absolute blast. The closet had plenty of beach items for us to use which made packing a lot easier. We were able to bring out canopy out to the beach using the beach cart which we were so thankful for. Wendy is wonderful and we will continue coming back for more fun. She answered all of our questions and more. Can’t wait to go back!


Jan 2020

Thank you again for a great week. We loved every minute of being there and the weather was perfect. Already talking about when we can go again.


Jan 2020

Thank you, Wendy, for a great experience at Cape San Blas. We have been coming to the Cape for many, many years. We love the beach and love Barrier Dunes. This was our second time staying in this Condo and it was one of the best we have stayed in. Well stocked, comfortable beds (we’ve stayed in some condos that I would have rather slept on the floor than the bed) & very clean. I also appreciate the beach closet stocked with beach chairs, beach gear, toys for the sand…one less thing you have to pack in your car. It rained three out of the five days we stayed but we had a great time anyway. We went to Apalachicola on one day where we ate at The Owl Cafe and tried some of the beer at Oyster City Brewing Company (very good). The condo was stocked with board games and we really enjoyed playing games on the other days. Our granddaughter enjoyed the turtles in the pond, and boy are there a lot of turtles! We will definitely consider coming back to this condo.


Jan 2019

Cape Escape II was wonderful! We loved being right on the lake. Being morning people, we would get up and watch the sunrise off the back deck. Lots of turtles in the lake and we enjoyed feeding then. They would anticipate us when we came out on the back deck and all start swimming over. The home was beautifully decorated and we liked that it was an end unit. It had everything you could imagine…we didn’t even get everything out of our car once we had a look around! It was VERY clean, which we really appreciated!
We are so glad we found Cape San Blas for the 1st time. The beaches are beautiful. We have been going to Destin and loved the fact there was no crowds. Restaurants were close and we enjoyed the convenience stores on the Cape when we needed something.
Thank you for answering all of our questions before our trip since we haven’t been to Cape San Blas before. Once we arrived, the guest information book was VERY thorough and we enjoyed doing some of the things that were covered in the book. Was nice to have all that information there and not have to research the area or do internet research. We will definitely be back again!


Apr 2017

We had such a great time at the Cape over Christmas! This is our 4th Christmas coming down to the cape and the condo was one of the nicest we have stayed in! The amenities were great and the furniture and beds were very comfortable!! When we first walked into the condo it had such a nice and cozy feel to it. It was clean and well taken care of. The pond view was great and it was fun feeding the turtles off the deck. It was also great that there was a boardwalk right across the street that took us directly to the beach! The beach chairs and the beach cart were one of the best amenities that the condo had!! It made taking everything we wanted to take down to the beach very easy!
It was also nice that the weather was beautiful while we were there. We had almost two weeks of sunny and 70 degrees! We had such a relaxing and fun time at the cape. The next time we come down to the Cape, we will definitely be renting from you again! Thank you for providing such a great place for us to enjoy our vacation at!


Dec 2016

Jennifer

Photos

  • Beautiful Lake Front Views
    Beautiful Lake Front Views
  • Spacious living area with flat screen cable TV/DVD, and ceiling fan.
    Spacious living area with flat screen cable TV/DVD, and ceiling fan.
  • Deck off main.
    Deck off main.
  • Living area with queen sleeper sofa.
    Living area with queen sleeper sofa.
  • Dining for 6 with 2 more at breakfast bar.
    Dining for 6 with 2 more at breakfast bar.
  • Spacious dining area.
    Spacious dining area.
  • Spacious kitchen with everything you need down to the spices!
    Spacious kitchen with everything you need down to the spices!
  • Pantry in kitchen is great for storing your food and supplies.
    Pantry in kitchen is great for storing your food and supplies.
  • Full bath on main.
    Full bath on main.
  • King master suite with full private bath and private deck.
    King master suite with full private bath and private deck.
  • King master suite with working desk and private deck.
    King master suite with working desk and private deck.
  • King master suite with flat screen cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, and alarm clock.
    King master suite with flat screen cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, and alarm clock.
  • Full king bathroom.
    Full king bathroom.
  • Queen bedroom with full private bath and private deck.
    Queen bedroom with full private bath and private deck.
  • Queen bedroom with cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, and alarm clock.
    Queen bedroom with cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, and alarm clock.
  • Full queen bathroom.
    Full queen bathroom.
  • Washer/Dryer With Laundry Detergent Provided
    Washer/Dryer With Laundry Detergent Provided
  • Foyer to main level.
    Foyer to main level.
  • Beach closet with beach chairs, cooler, and lots of toys.
    Beach closet with beach chairs, cooler, and lots of toys.
  • Feed The Turtles Right From Your Deck!
    Feed The Turtles Right From Your Deck!
  • Regularly Voted Best Pet Friendly Beach in America
    Regularly Voted Best Pet Friendly Beach in America
  • Direct Beach Front Pool
    Direct Beach Front Pool
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
    Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Your Pets Will Love The Cape
    Your Pets Will Love The Cape
  • Crabbing
    Crabbing
  • 2nd Pool by Tennis Courts
    2nd Pool by Tennis Courts
  • Fabulous Wildlife
    Fabulous Wildlife
  • Very Family and Pet Friendly Beach
    Very Family and Pet Friendly Beach
  • Horseback Riding Right on the Beach
    Horseback Riding Right on the Beach
  • Pristine White Sand Beaches
    Pristine White Sand Beaches
  • End Unit on Lake & 200 steps to UNCROWDED Beach * GREAT AMENITIES * Pool/Tennis #1
  • End Unit on Lake & 200 steps to UNCROWDED Beach * GREAT AMENITIES * Pool/Tennis #1
  • End Unit on Lake & 200 steps to UNCROWDED Beach * GREAT AMENITIES * Pool/Tennis #1
  • End Unit on Lake & 200 steps to UNCROWDED Beach * GREAT AMENITIES * Pool/Tennis #1

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Best Spring Break Ever

This past week was our first time to visit Cape San Blas!! It was amazing!! Cape Escape 2 was a very comfortable and well appointed condo. Wendy was a joy to work with!! We will for sure be back!!

Stayed: Submitted: March 22, 2021

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Fantastic place!

We stayed at Cape Escape II last week and it was fantastic! Beautiful condo. Great for dogs. Overlooks the turtle pond. Sat on the deck and fed the 50+ turtles that come to eat when they see someone out on the deck. The beach was wonderful and so close. Beautiful white sand that the dogs really enjoyed walking on and swimming in the gulf. Hope to come back again. Our second time working with Wendy and she's great to work with.

Stayed: Submitted: March 15, 2021

Owner response

It was great having you back again. Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I will look forward to having you and the pups back when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson

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Exceeded my expectations!

We loved everything about this condo; very clean and comfortable furnishing. The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Beaches are so beautiful and seafood just down the road. Our dog loved the beach and we are so glad he got to join in the fun. Wendy was a pleasure to work with and very helpful answering my questions. This was our first time at the cape, but hopefully not our last!

Stayed: Submitted: December 15, 2020

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Awesome pet-friendly condo and beach with pet-friendly towns nearby!

You will make this location a yearly must do vacation! The condo is perfectly situated on a pond full of entertaining turtles, with plenty of grassy area for your fur baby to investigate! It is just steps to the beautiful sandy beach that we have never found to be crowded. With two pools available and a playground for children, there is plenty of variety when staying here. Our condo is always very clean, stocked with the basics that you have in your own home, and everything in good repair. Wendy does everything to assure your vacation is enjoyable and relaxing. Many of the businesses in Port St. Joe and Appalachicola are very welcoming to our dog, which makes our heart happy. We have come here every year since we found this jewel and will continue to do so.

Stayed: Submitted: October 09, 2020

Owner response

I am so glad you love the Cape and the area! I sure do appreciate repeat guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to let folks know what you love about the Forgotten Coast, Barrier Dunes and Cape Escape II. I will pass your comments on to the team...they work hard to ensure our rentals are clean! I look forward to having you and your pup back soon!Wendy Jackson

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Most relaxing vacation ever!!

Thank you for such a wonderful place for our family to enjoy!! Beautiful home with a beautiful lake front view and pathed walkways to the beach!! People riding bikes, using kayaks, walking their dogs. Wonderful, quiet, and friendly community. We appreciated having the gas grill and utensils readily available along with a beach cart that’s made for the beach, beach chairs and umbrella made for a great beach stay. We look forward to staying here again!!

Stayed: Submitted: September 27, 2020

Owner response

I'm so glad you enjoyed Cape Escape II & all the amenities & Barrier Dunes. Thank you for taking the time to write a view. I will absolutely look forward to welcoming your family back again when you're ready for another Cape Escape.Wendy Jackson

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Bliss in Cape San Blas

We spent a week-long vacation in Cape Escape II at Barrier Dunes and had an amazing time. The condo is spacious, comfortable and clean. It is also well stocked with most cooking and cleaning supplies provided. There's even an extensive spice selection! I'd never encountered that before in a vacation rental. The condo location is great too, especially the back decks overlooking the lake. The back decks face east so you get wonderful sunrise views from both. The front main bedroom deck has a good view to the gulf as well. The unit is a short walk to the beach which was relatively uncrowded with everyone able to social distance with no problems. A short hike in either direction on the beach provides almost no one else around. We quickly found watching the sunset on the beach a "must do" each day. They were just spectacular! Also, Wendy was a pleasure to deal with and responded to each request almost immediately. The instructions received for the day of arrival were very thorough and easy to follow. Overall, we had an excellent time in Cape San Blas and Cape Escape II and can't wait to return. I would definitely rent this unit again!

Stayed: Submitted: September 16, 2020

Owner response

I'm so glad you enjoy Cape Escape II & all the extras. Cape Escape II really is a wonderful location with the lake & the Gulf both right there! Thank you for all the kind words & I will look forward to hearing from you again when you're ready for another Cape Escape.Wendy Jackson

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Perfect pet-friendly beach condo & wonderful experience!!

This was by far one of the best vacations I've had. From the condo to the beach no complaints from me. If you are bringing your fur babies this is the place to stay! I was worried the condo would have a bad pet smell but it DID NOT. First time for me at Cape San Blas and I will def. be back again. The Barrier Dunes community was beautiful and very dog friendly. The beds were comfy, everything was fully stocked and we took advantage of the beach closet. The beach was only a short distance away and very easy to get to. Wendy was great and easy to work with and we even got to meet her while we were there. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my stay with family and most of all my 8 year yellow lab who absolutely loved the ocean!!

Stayed: Submitted: September 07, 2020

Owner response

High praise indeed! Thank you. So glad you enjoyed the home and your time at the Cape. It soothes the soul for me each and every time. It was great to meet you and your family and I hope I get to see you at the Cape again 1 day. I'm ready to be back already!Wendy Jackson

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Perfect in Every Way

We stayed in Cape Escape II for four nights. Wendy makes everything so easy. Absolutely the perfect place. clean, super stocked with everything you could possibly need. Including spices for cooking!! The place to come for peace and quiet and beautiful grounds and beach. We didn't want to leave. We loved it and will definitely be back to this unit and will rent from Wendy from now on. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

Stayed: Submitted: July 27, 2020

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Great getaway.

We booked a last minute “odd number of days availability” to go back to our favorite beach. Wendy Jackson is amazing and very good about getting back to you for any reason! We needed something mailed to us and she helped us with that. The place is just perfect for your week at the beach. We fed the turtles some of our salad fixings every night. We would gather about 20 at a time! Wendy has lots of good information about the area and the seasons on the cape. Thanks for a much needed Cape Escape!

Stayed: Submitted: July 17, 2020

Owner response

Thank you for the kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your Cape Escape. Feeding the turtles is one of my favorite things too. There isn't much they won't eat. I will look forward to having you back again.Wendy Jackson

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Excellent pet- and family-friendly condo in perfect beach location

This condo is very comfortable and a great layout for families! Well stocked with household and kitchen items. Even though it looks far from the beach on the map, it is an easy, short walk through the complex. The view is great and felt even 'beachier' than our other family member's condo that was located closer to the beach. The turtles in the pond are an added bonus for kids - there are a ton of them and they LOVE to be fed! The beach is absolutely perfect with white sand and gentle ocean for kids. During COVID-19 times, it was real easy to social distance and not many restrictions (umbrellas, tents, dogs, etc.) on the beach. We are scratching our heads as to why we'd never heard of the area before - a absolute true gem that we will definitely return to in the future!!

Stayed: Submitted: June 15, 2020

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Fabulous Stay! Beach is very close, clean and water clear! Unit is clean, well kept and has everything needed!

Very close to clear, clean and wonderful beach! Unit is very clean, we did not have pets but could not tell pets had been there previously! Unit has all of the comforts of home - fully stocked kitchen, board games, books, and all of the HDTV channels! Wendy (owner) was very easy to work. Would definitely stay here again!

Stayed: Submitted: May 31, 2020

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I'm so glad you enjoyed our beautiful beach and found the home clean. We do try to provide everything you need to be able to pack light & just relax and enjoy your vacation. Thank you for being great guests and I will look forward to having you back again.Wendy Jackson

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Beautiful condo!

The Cape Escape 2 was just as beautiful in person as it was in pictures, and we were happily surprised to see a bit of a gulf view from the master bedroom which we were not expecting! Feeding the turtles in the pond each morning became a little ritual that we and our pups enjoyed as well. We had all of the kitchen amenities that we could possibly need for our stay and the well stocked beach closet and outdoor shower was wonderful! This was our third visit staying at Barrier Dunes, and Wendy has always made sure that our trip was perfect! When we were there in May this year she called us just to let us know that a large turtle was nesting on the beach, and wanted to make sure we didn’t miss it...it was amazing! We spent our trip sunning at the beach, soaking in the beautiful sunsets, exploring St Joseph’s Peninsula Park, dining at Coneheads, Up the Creek Raw Bar in Apalachicola, getting carry out from St. Joes Shrimp Co and making the trek to see the Donna Kay! As always a beach fire at sunset topped off our trip! We are already looking forward to our next trip!

Stayed: Submitted: October 06, 2019

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Great stay!

My wife and I had a wonderful week at the Cape Escape 2 last week. The condo was very clean, very comfortable, very quiet and had a great location. The walk to the beach was short; but drive to the state park was very short. The condo was very well-stocked. The furnishings were extremely comfortable. The Cape has obviously fully recovered from the hurricane. The surf fishing was great; the whiting were huge with several in the 12-15 inch range. We rented a boat from Presnells and enjoyed a day of bay fishing, catching flounder and trout.

Stayed: Submitted: September 18, 2019

Owner response

I'm so glad you enjoy Cape Escape II last week! It is a WONDERFUL location! I love fishing & a day on the bay so it sounds like you did have a perfect week! I look forward to having you back again!Wendy Jackson

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Great Pet Friendly Place to stay!!

We had a wonderful time at the Cape Escape II! We rented this unit for a long weekend. The unit is furnished with everything you need including beach chairs! The beach was clean and very private. The water was clear and beautiful too. We loved the fact that we could take our dog out on the beach and have him enjoy the beach with us!! Working with Wendy to book this condo was a great experience. She was very quick to respond and made the transaction easy. I highly recommend the condo and Cape Escape Vacation Rentals.

Stayed: Submitted: August 28, 2019

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Lovely place away from the hustle and bustle of life. Bring your dog!!

Cape Escape was very clean and well kept. We had a issue with a toilet but I texted maintenance and it was fixed the next morning. I appreciated having the large pot for doing crab or shrimp boils. I also appreciated having a crock pot to cook a slab of ribs. We loved the location inside the barrier dunes. The whole family loved the decks and watching the turtles in the back. We would wave our arms and 60 turtles would show up. Don't let the hurricane keep you away. Some places on Cape San Blas are still recovering and repairing. It is a short walk to the beach. The rental came with a cart but we didn't need it. Be prepared to walk up stairs. When you go out to the beach , you can take multiple paths, one being without stairs. It is right next to the St. Joseph Park. Here you can rent kayaks and go out to the bay. Don't take the dogs to the park. In Barrier Dunes we enjoyed taking our dogs and seeing other people with their dogs. The neighborhood even leaves a supply of doggie bags for everyone to clean up after them making it more enjoyable to everyone. The beaches are white and clean!! We loved making a fire on the beach the last night of our stay, playing music and dancing! If you are into horse back riding, call Sand & Spur!! Get your bags packed and enjoy this area along with Port St. Joe and Apalachicola!! Plenty of shrimp and oysters to go around.

Stayed: Submitted: August 12, 2019

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I'm so glad you & your pup enjoyed Cape Escape II & our wonderful dog-friendly beach! The Cape sure has recovered nicely since Michael. Let me know when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson

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Cape Escape II Beautiful unit

Very nice well kept unit overlooking pond. We enjoyed feeding the turtles everyday and even had a deer show up one morning. It is a short walk to the beach where we enjoyed watching the sunsets and sitting around a bonfire in the evening. We even got to see dolphins one night . We visited St. Joe state park and enjoyed the beach and found a lot of nice sea shells. Barrier Dunes is a really nice complex and Wendy was great to answer all our questions and make sure everything you would need was already provided. We definitely recommend Wendy's Cape Escape. Steve & Wendy Lutz Bellbrook, Ohio

Stayed: Submitted: July 05, 2019

Owner response

I'm so glad you enjoy Cape Escape II and your Cape Escape :-)! Feeding the turtles off the deck is addicting for sure! I'm glad you enjoyed the great amenities we provide with the home...sure makes for more room in the car!I'll look forward to having you back again when you're ready!Wendy Jackson

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Our happy place!!!

My family and I can’t say enough great things about this place. The condo is so cute and plenty of room for us and our pets. They provide everything you could need for your stay. It’s so close to the beach and has two pools to choose from. It’s gated and safe for my kids! We have met nice family’s every time we visit. We’ve already been twice this year and We can’t wait to go back.

Stayed: Submitted: June 17, 2019

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Great pet friendly condo in a great location.

Clean, comfortable condo in a super location. Short walk to pool or beach. Grounds are well maintained and tennis courts are newly surfaced. Kitchen was well equipped, as was the entire unit. Beach was fully restored and showed no signs of the storm. Very pet friendly complex. Really enjoyed our stay, would definitely stay again.

Stayed: Submitted: June 15, 2019

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Truly a great escape!

We just loved it! The complex is so family and dog friendly. The condo was perfect. The area is very charming and we were able to relax and recharge. I look forward to going back again.

Stayed: Submitted: June 14, 2019

Owner response

I'm so glad you enjoyed Barrier Dunes! The whole area are very dog-friendly...I'm sure your pup is still recovering from the beach time!I look forward to having you back when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy

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Cape San Blas Experience

This was our first vacation experience at the Cape but definitely not the last! The clean, white sandy beaches were very relaxing! The Cape is by far the most family friendly beach we ever visited. Also, big thanks to Wendy Jackson for hooking us up with a cozy, comfortable place to stay. It truly felt like home away from home!

Stayed: Submitted: June 12, 2019

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Cape Escape II

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us! It was perfect! We had absolutely everything we needed for our vacation. The pond with turtles were entertaining to all of us. Wendy was very helpful, easy to work with and very quick on her replies for our booking and questions I had. We will definitely stay here again!!

Stayed: Submitted: May 15, 2019

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Super Beach Condo

Steps away from the beach, Cape Escape is in a great location! It is nicely decorated, well-appointed and comfortable. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. The beach is one of the nicest on the Gulf. This is the perfect condo if you love the beach and you are looking for something that is pet-friendly. It was nice to "escape" for a few days! Thanks, Wendy!

Stayed: Submitted: May 06, 2019

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