LAST MINUTE! Aug 22-26, 4 nights, $599. SNOWBIRDS-28 days in Nov 11/5-12/3 -$2999! Dogs welcome!
Offer for: Aug 6 - Sep 22
About the Property
Cape Escape I - Barrier Dunes 67 is a gulf side, pet-friendly, end unit with TONS of extras. Only 150 Steps to the Beach! I ALSO HAVE CAPE ESCAPE II just 100 steps away.
Cape Escape I is a fabulous 2BR/2BA townhome is located in the gated community of Barrier Dunes which has 2 pools (One is direct beachfront), tennis courts (the only ones in Cape San Blas!), 3 freshwater fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat washing and parking area, and boardwalks throughout! Always a pet-friendly unit and the pet-friendly beach!
Barrier Dunes is located right outside the gates to St Joseph Peninsula State Park. Take a hike through the park on one of their nature trails, and discover the beauty of St Joe Bay, surrounding the park on 3 sides!
Cape San Blas, Florida is a great family and pet-friendly beach! Come back in time and enjoy a quiet, uncrowded beach, away from the hustle and bustle of Destin and Panama City! We don't even have a traffic light!
While you’re here, visit one of the great restaurants in the area, such as Coneheads, Triple Tails, Indian Pass Raw Bar, The Sand Bucket, and the newly opened Scallop RePUBlic!
This beautiful Gulf Side End unit has a spacious King Master Suite on the second floor, with its own private deck, private full bath, walk-in closet, Cable TV/DVD, Ceiling fan, and alarm clock. This master bath has a double vanity, walk-in shower, and garden tub. The upper floor also has a full laundry room with a washer, dryer, and even the laundry detergent! There is also an ironing board and iron.
The queen bedroom is located on the main floor, right by the main full bath, and has its own private deck, cable TV/DVD, ceiling fan, and alarm clock.
The main floor has a spacious living area with a Queen sleeper sofa, love seat, comfortable chair, flat-screen cable TV/DVD, and opens out to a large deck with a gate to keep in the kiddos and your furry babies!. Serve dinner out on the deck with a table (seating for 4), and a gas grill (with extra propane tank), all while enjoying the tropical view! The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need, down to the spices! (see below) The dining room has seating for 4, with an additional 2 stools at the breakfast bar.
The lower floor has covered parking for 2 cars, beach closet (with beach chairs, buckets, shovels, etc.), and a shower and hose.
We provide lots of extras to make your packing a lot easier:
* Beach cart & beach chairs (4)
* Buckets & shovels
* Crab net & boogie board
* Laundry detergent
* Trash bags
* Dish soap * dishwashing detergent
* Foil & plastic wrap
* Soft soap
* Dog towels
* Crock pot
* Can provide pack and play and/or high chair on request
Sure frees up room in your car!
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!
** Winner of Best Lodging on the Forgotten Coast **
Please visit our website for more pictures and info!
T h e C a p e E s c a p e . c o m
This townhome, 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
The best attraction is the beautiful, white sand beaches, but there is so much more.
There are many activities to do in Cape San Blas: Fishing, bike riding, kayaking, snorkeling, crabbing, scalloping (in season), take a pontoon boat in the bay, horseback riding on the beach, beach bonfire....
You can rent bikes, kayaks, SUPs and lots more from Scallop Cove, right there on 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: /things-to-do/
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Save some packing! Cape Escape I 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 & dog bowl
* 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.
* Starter supply of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels (do get more if you’re staying a week!)
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Aug 14 2022 - Sep 11 2022
Sep 11 2022 - Oct 30 2022
Oct 01 2022 - Oct 15 2022
Oct 30 2022 - Nov 28 2022
Feb 27 2023 - Apr 17 2023
Pet Fee 1st Pet: $100
Pet Fee 2nd Pet: $50
Cleaning Fee: $150
Damage Waiver: $55
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, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Rates slightly higher for Memorial Day and Labor Day.
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.
- Cleaning fee and pet fee higher for monthly stays
Last updated August 14, 2022
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!
Calendar last updated: August 14, 2022
Guestbook comments from the owner:
We just returned home from our stay, and I’m ready to go back! Wendy is wonderful and staying at Cape Escape 1 was amazing! The place was clean and well equipped, we brought up two things to Wendy one night, and they were addressed the very next day. The neighbors were great, the Cape is adorable and full of charm, and although it had previously stormed and the weather was a bit cool, it was perfect for beach bonfires which was an amazing experience!
Most importantly Rocky was very welcomed and enjoyed his first-ever beach trip to the fullest! Woof woof, which means Thank you Wendy
We had a fabulous time! Perfect location and the benefit of meeting great people that we will stay in touch with! We can't wait to come back!!
“Wendy was very helpful and we were very comfortable in this townhome! Wonderful location, just a few steps from the most lovely Cape San Blas beach, with the most spectacular sunsets! Wendy made sure that the kitchen had all of the expected amenities and much more. The townhome was stocked with dish soap, laundry detergent, trash bags, and so many other things that made it really easy to get settled quickly. We made almost all of our meals at home and we had everything we needed. Everything was very clean when we arrived-you would never know that pets were allowed. We will definitely come back!”
Pack light, because Wendy’s place has everything you need! Two beach umbrellas , four beach chairs, plus a fully reclining beach lounge that has a built in bottle opener & cell phone slot! The beach cart holds so much and actually converts to a lounge chair. The kitchen is more than well equipped. It has good sharp knives, lots of Tupperware for leftovers/snacks, spices, plenty dish & dishwasher soap...even foil & baggies! Tons of detailed information about the home and area in the book. The back deck with a gate was a perfect place for the dogs to enjoy leash free outdoor time with us. Just steps to 3 different access points to the beach. Even a gulf front covered pavilion which turned out to be a great rainy day hangout spot. Loved everything about Cape Escape!
We spent a wonderful long weekend at Cape Escape I. We were impressed with how clean and well-stocked the property was - it was so nice to have everything from beach gear to cooking items & utensils on hand. It felt like Wendy had really thought through the needs of her guests and she was very responsive and thorough. We had a great time and were not ready to leave on Monday morning. Can’t wait to come back!
Just spent a week on The Cape. Booked a condo with Wendy through Cape Escape Vacation Rentals and stayed in Cape Escape I at Barrier Dunes. Wendy was great. We can’t say enough great things about her and her thoughtfulness during the entire process and the time leading up to our trip. Her list of amenities are amazing. You can tell she is a mother who remembers how much work it is for mom to get the family ready for a week long trip! With 3 children in tow our list of items we needed to take was very limited considering everything that was already available at the house. She even called me a few days before our trip and gave us some insight on where to take our pontoon in the bay in hopes of seeing some dolphins. Her advice did not disappoint! We came so close to a group of dolphins my daughter nearly touched one!! Although the Gulf was much more rough than what we have seen in the past, a week on The Cape is Heaven in our minds. We look forward to returning. Hopefully sooner than later! Thanks again Wendy!! We really do appreciate you and all you have done to assist in making our trip amazing!
I came back to edit and add that our house was extremely clean when we arrived! Despite the current pandemic we did not feel unsafe staying in this house. The carpet throughout was very nice and clean and the bathrooms were as well!
We had the very best time. It was wonderful. Your place was absolutely perfect. Thank you for being so thoughtful to provide all of the things you did… We are no longer PCB people J. I can’t think of any reason we would ever choose PCB over The Cape. I have viewed your other properties and we’ll be making another reservation with you in the near future.
We had a lovely time. The home was wonderful and so comfortable. Thanks for accepting the last minute request! We will be back.
We really did enjoy CSB. We are already saying that we’re coming back next summer. Our condo was great and we especially appreciated how stocked it was. The extras like the beach cart for example were so helpful. The walkways and roads were easy to travel and made the beach very accessible.
My family met some interesting people and enjoyed our time in Barrier Dunes. There is a very family friendly atmosphere. What we discovered that was the most fun on the beach was that many gathered at dusk and spent the evening hanging out with bonfires and the sunset.
We did our grocery shopping in Port St. Joe and made use of the grill on our deck. We tried several good restaurants and eateries on the Cape including Skullys and The Sand Bucket. In Port St. Joe, we enjoyed Peppers for Mexican food and The Sunset Grill for great seafood and steaks.
Thank you, Wendy for providing the amazing experience in CSB. Your registration process went very smoothly and you provided every bit of information that we needed to have a successful trip. We will be back!
We enjoyed our time at Barrier Dunes immensely! The home was so comfortable it was almost like being at home!
We enjoyed exploring the beach and looking for shells. We also went to St. Joseph State park and checked out the beach and dunes there. Another day we rented kayaks and paddled around the bay. We also took a trip to Apalachicola and did some souvenir shopping and ate lunch at the Owl Cafe….delicious! We also went to Mexico beach and had dinner at a seafood restaurant called Toucans. Towards the end of our trip we to St. George Island….very beautiful!!
We had such a wonderful time and wished we could have stayed longer. We hope to return to Cape San Blas soon. When we do…we’d love to stay at Barrier Dunes!
I just loved the decorating at the condo (Barrier Dunes 67 – Cape Escape I). We all agreed that it looked so natural and cheerful. We especially like the casual blue denim fabric on the couches and the beaches bedspreads. The kitchen had all the equipment we needed and the grill started right up so we felt at home pretty quickly. Lucy, our lab, loved the ocean and was exhausted, so was easy to manage in the new environment.
We rented bikes from Scallop Cove and enjoyed biking in the state park and on the bike path towards Port St. Joe. My husband got hooked on the donut stand (this is at the Trading Post).
Leslie is an artist and May 1 – 10 there was a county wide Plein Air art event going on, so we really enjoyed going to the exhibits and meeting artist outdoors painting in Apalachicola and seeing the web room at WindMark beach. We also enjoyed the year-round art galleries in Apalachicola, especially the Bowery. Leslie liked Tamara’s Cafe in Apalach so we ate there twice.
The vacation was really about the beach, which was lovely. Evan loved playing Frisbee on the sandbar, 50 feet out. We saw dolphins, a manta ray and pelican. All Lucy, our lab cared about was fetching balls out of the ocean. She was obsessed. The whole dog culture at Barrier Dunes was fun.
Beautiful vacation. Lovely beach, pools and tennis courts. Lovely grounds and friendly people!
Our Thanksgiving Getaway
Our stay at Cape Escape was just wonderful! My husband and I were impressed with all the extras that were provided,and the place was immaculate when we arrived. We were well taken care when we had even the smallest of questions! The beach was an easy walk for these two 70 year olds, so anyone can get there in a second (pools,too). We rode our bikes all over the island safely on the bike paths and enjoyed the State Park one day. I would highly recommend this beautiful townhome!
Stayed: November 2021Submitted: November 26, 2021
Blew away my expectations
Barrier Dunes - literally shocked me. One of the most beautiful condos and community ive ever stayed… the unit was beyond clean but had towels etc for us as well as for our dogs… games fot the toddler… all amenities and was spotless… extremely comfortable beds and completely exceeded my expectations for a place allowing dogs. Devi the manager was unreal… she was genuinely excited that we were coming and made sure we had all we needed. No question about whether i will stay here again. Quiet community, great neighborhood, great neighbors, great cleaning staff, and great management. Thank you!!! Oh and amazing beaches with crazy easy access!!!
Stayed: September 2021Submitted: September 10, 2021
Great accommodations, perfect location
We have been renting from Cape Escape Vacation Rentals since 2006, and this year’s trip was just as good as always. Wendy does a great job keeping her units well furnished and up to date. Including little extras like beach chairs and sand toys makes a big difference.Business is really rebounding in the Cape San Blas/Port St Joe area following Hurricane Michael and COVID. But the beaches remain pristine and uncrowded, just the way we like them.We look forward to our time on Cape San Blas every year, and Cape Escape Vacation Rentals provides the perfect destination.
Stayed: June 2021Submitted: July 05, 2021
Cape Escape 1 was fantastic. Nice setting, beautiful grounds and the condo was clean as a whistle and well stocked. Loved having a gas grill on the deck. We enjoyed walking, biking and playing tennis. But, the show stopper was the beach. Just a few steps and your toes were in the sugary sand. We walked it each morning and evening, then returned each night for the gorgeous sunsets. Thank you, Wendy, for making it a great vacation in a great property. We will be back!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 27, 2021
Cape San Blad
We had a wonderful time in this gated community condo The pools were very nice and the ocean was just a walk away. My grandson loved going to the turtle pond with extra bread in the morning The condo had everything we needed to prepare some delicious meals
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 26, 2021
Winter Escape to the Cape
Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay at Cape San Blas. This is a hidden area which is a gem for a quiet couples getaway to a family-friendly vacation. I wish the weather had been better for us to enjoy some of the water activities but it surely gave me a taste to come back - I'm already looking at my calendar! And the seafood - YUMMY!The property was fabulous! All kinds of terrific amenities, great location - just steps to the pool house and beach - and the master suite was my favorite! Wendy made the booking so very easy all I had to do was show up!Everywhere we went at the Barrier Dunes, there were friendly people walking - a lot with their four legged friends - and it gave the whole area a super safe & comfortable feel!Highly recommend Cape Escapes for any kind of travel to this fabulous treasure of an area! Did I mention we loved it?!
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: February 04, 2021
I am so glad you enjoyed your time. I look forward to having you back again to keep discovering all the wonderful adventures any and around the Cape... especially look forward to you exploring St. Joe Bay!Wendy Jackson
I rented Cape Escape I for a week and it was perfect. Well appointed and comfortable. Wendy is awesome. She is so responsive and provides so much information about the Cape and the unit. CEI is perfectly situation within Barrier Dunes. Close to tennis, the pool and the beach.
Stayed: January 2021Submitted: January 12, 2021
Great Beaches and Dog Friendly
Cape Escape's units are always clean and have everything you need. We have stayed at the Barrier Dunes numerous times since the late 1980s and it is a nice development with all the amenities that blends into the landscape unlike a giant concrete box. The beach is lovely and dog friendly.
Stayed: September 2020Submitted: September 24, 2020
It was great having you back again for another Cape Escape! I'm glad you and your pups had another great vacation!Wendy Jackson
We are familiar with Barrier Dunes but this is the first time booking with Cape Escape. We found the condo to be quiet, clean, comfortable and a perfect place for relaxing. We spent everyday on the beach except one (we rented a boat and spent that one day on the bay). The pools we're clean. The grounds were well kept. It was nice having our own laundry room for washing wet suits and towels. We loved having the gas grill for grilling steaks and grouper. The back patio was very private, which was nice for early morning coffee. We will definitely rent here again. Wendy was wonderful to work with.
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 27, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We have an amazing cleaning team who has really worked double-time this summer! I'm so glad you enjoyed Cape Escape I & your time at the Cape! I'll look forward to hearing from you again when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson
Great escape to Cape Escape I on Cape San Blas
Hubby and I had a wonderful escape to Wendy's Cape Escape 1. She made the reservations and check in info clear and easy as possible. The rental was immaculately clean and very very cozy. The walk to the beach was easy, about the distance of a typical city block. Beach was absolutely gorgeous. Wendy's beach chairs in the garage were lighter and easier to carry than the camp chairs we brought, so very appreciated. When we were tired of swimming and bobbing in the ocean and beach sitting, and wanted to chill at "home" Cape Escape, we really loved hanging out on the back porch, which is ideally situated in that it faces north east, so is in shade after the early morning and is ringed by some nice palm trees. Great little community with plenty of room to spread out on beach. We enjoyed grouper and scallops dinner at Provisions in Port St Joe about 15 minutes drive away. Note to readers, basically all homes on San Blas including Cape Escape have stairs... lots of stairs... the houses are on "stilts" so living unit is a flight up and bedrooms typically another flight up. And stairs to get over sand dunes... so be aware for less mobile able family members. Thanks, Wendy!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 18, 2020
I'm so glad you enjoy Cape Escape I and all the Cape has to offer! I'll look forward to having you back when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson
Wonderful Week on the Cape!
My 2 daughters (20 & 15) and I stayed in Barrier Dunes during our week of spring break from Indiana. Things were just about to change with the coronavirus and while the week was stressful with the new and the threat of the beaches closing, Barrier Dunes was a perfect, peaceful place to escape all of the worry, but still stay safe with uncrowded beaches and accommodations.Wendy was very pleasant and responsive. The condo was neat and tidy, clean and had more than everything we needed. While our condo wasn't on the beach but about 3 rows back, it was a flat easy walk, close enough to leave the beach to refill your tea glass and come back.We have been to PSJ the past 2 years and always end up swimming/beaching at the cape because it is so beautiful and full of wildlife, so we were excited to actually stay on the cape this time. We would get up, breakfast on the patio, my kids would fish the small ponds (which need some time to stock up again after the hurricane) and we would head to the beach or the state park to explore. Evenings were my favorite after dinner to bring a hoodie and a frisbee and wait for the dolphins to swim by and the sun to leave the cape golden until it set. We didn't use the pool because we love the beach too much and can use a pool in Indiana, but we saw others use it and it was clean and looked nice.It has only been 6 weeks, but I'm ready to come back already, once the beaches and rentals open back up. Thanks for a wonderful place to make lasting memories!
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: May 06, 2020
Cozy and clean beach condo
We've had the pleasure of staying at the Cape Escape I&II. Big Thanks to Wendy Jackson for always making everything so simple. The family-friendly beach condo is always clean and truly feels like home away from home. The hardest part of the trip is leaving! We look forward to returning soon!
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: January 06, 2020
Simply PERFECT. Pet friendly Paradise!
A paradise for the entire family, including the furry ones. Excellent place to relax and forget about the stress of life. The house had everything we could possible need and more. It is decorated nicely and kept really clean. Our dogs had a blast and we finally had the vacation we dreamed about it. We wanted a place to really rest, enjoy great views and be worry free about our dogs because they were with us. It worked really great. The communication since inquiring, reserving, getting ready to travel and after completing the trip was 100% best customer service ever. Wendy is great, she kept us informed and she was open for any questions we might had. We are definitely going back and we have already told our family and friends about the place and posting great pictures on Facebook. We loved our stay and cant wait to go back. Thank you for everything.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: December 31, 2019
I am so glad you and the pups had such a wonderful experience. I love when it's a "dream vacation". That's my goal...for my 2 and 4-legged guests!I sure appreciate you sharing your experience with family and friends! Repeat guests and referrals are the BEST! I will look forward to hearing from you again when you & the dogs are ready for another Cape Escape! Until then, have a wonderful 2020!Wendy Jackson
Peaceful Relaxing stay
This is our third visit to the Cape and while the weather was the least favorable, we still had a great time. I have always stayed at Cape Escape I and Wendy is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and the multiple units she has in Barrier Dunes. We always look forward to getting back to Cape San Blas. So much progress on recovery from Michael.
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: October 21, 2019
Amazing and Wonderful Stay!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cape Escape I In Barrier Dunes. The resort/neighborhood was so friendly and well taken care of. The Management made it so easy to arrange. Our place was beautifully furnished and clean. We will definitely be back! Is is definitely a part of the amazing memories we had on the Cape.
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 09, 2019
I'm so glad you enjoyed Cape Escape I and had a wonderful vacation! I hope you and your family will come back and make many more memories! Thank you for taking the time to review our home & your stay!Wendy Jackson
Cape San Blas is Amazing!!!! Our stay was fantastic compliments of our condo through Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. The Cape was amazing and it was so great to see how much business was alive and thriving so soon after Hurricane Michael. The beaches were beautiful, fishing was bountiful and our dog was able to vacation with us!!!! We will definitely be back. After telling our family about how amazing it was they stopped on the cape twice during their stay in a nearby town. See you again soon Cape San Blas
Stayed: April 2019Submitted: July 20, 2019
A unique and wonderful place to stay and visit
Cape San Blas and the St Joseph Penninsula are amazing places to visit. We were interested in a place that had easy access to a beach and pool, dogs were welcomed, and was, above all, relaxing and fun! The Cape Escape was everything we wanted and more for our vacation. We will have to return to fully explore everything the area has to offer. I highly recommend staying there.
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 26, 2019
Beautiful condo/Awesome beach!
My husband and I stayed at Cape Escape 1 at Barrier Dunes. This condo had everything we could possibly need for our stay, from kitchen items right down to the beach cart! It was big enough to carry our chairs and all of our beach gear with ease. We were a bit hesitant to return to Cape San Blas so soon after hurricane Michael, but the beaches and sunsets were still just as beautiful! We additionally got to witness a turtle laying her eggs on the beach...on Mother’s Day! Wendy from Cape Escape Vacation Rentals called us to let us know as it was nesting season. She remained very helpful during our stay, and promptly answered any questions we had. We were also lucky enough to see a bald Eagle on one of our day trips! We cannot wait to go back, and will bring our pups next time! The unit even had dog towels, and other pet items on hand. Although the Cape is still recovering in some ways from hurricane Michael it’s charm and beauty still remains. The resilience and spirit of its residents was evident in everyone we met.
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: May 16, 2019