July 29 - August 1, 3 nights, $999 w/tax. Dogs welcome!
About this rental
Cape Me Away - Barrier Dunes 177 - Beautiful Gulf View Unit, only 60 short steps to the beach! This fabulous 2BR/2BA town home is located in the gated community of Barrier Dunes and has 2 pools (One is direct beach front!), lighted tennis courts, 3 freshwater fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat washing and parking area, and boardwalks throughout.
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$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!
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 & pet friendly beach! Come back in time & enjoy a quiet, uncrowded beach, away from the hustle & bustle of Destin & 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 View End unit has a spacious King Master Suite on the second floor, with it’s own private gulf view 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. You will also find a full laundry room complete with laundry detergent!
The queen bedroom is located on the main floor, right by the main full bath, and has it’s 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, & 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, or one car and boat, 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! For the little ones we provide a Pack & Play & High Chair, All linens/towels (dog towels are also provided, just bring your own beach towel), dog food bowls, Beach chairs, Buckets, shovels & misc. beach toys, Cooler, Crab Nets & Crab Bucket, Spice Rack, Crock Pot, Crab Pot, Crab Crackers & Pickers, Blender, Coffee Pot, Dish washing detergent, Laundry soap, Plastic wrap & foil, Soft soap in the bathrooms, Scrub brush for dishes & dish soap, Tissues, Extra Garbage Bags, Kids and “grown-up” movies, Books for all ages, Cards, Games for kids & adults, and more!
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 & 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
We offer multiple Barrier Dunes rentals. If you have a larger party, they are all within steps of each other!
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 & 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 & 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, & lots more from Scallop Cove, right there on the cape.
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!
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! Waters Edge will have these items already there for you!
* True high-speeed 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
* 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|
May 26 - Aug 12 2023
Jul 01 - Jul 08 2023
Aug 07 - Sep 10 2023
Sep 11 - Oct 30 2023
Oct 01 - Oct 15 2023
Pet Fee 1st Pet: $100
Pet Fee 2nd Pet: $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.
- Cleaning fee and pet fee higher for monthly stays
Last updated June 06, 2023
Hosted by Devi Leonard
Member since 2017
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!
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Cape Me Away details
CLICK HERE - Things to Do on Cape San Blas & the Forgotten Coast
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Guestbook comments from the host:
Had a wonderful time and will for sure return very soon ... everything was available that we needed and the location was perfect...our dog babies had a great time and we are so thankful to you for allowing them all to come along, next time hopefully we will only have one or two as planned..... I'll share a pic soon as I have several..... Thanks So Much Wendy we will be contacting you again .....
We had a great weekend at Waters Edge. I’ve stayed at a lot of rental houses on the Gulf and this one was one of the best prepared, well stocked kitchen supplies, plenty of towels, cleaning supplies, and great information book for all of the local and property details.
Thanks for the attention to detail (and the prefect weather!).
We stayed at the Water's Edge unit in Barrier Dunes in April/May 2019. The townhome had everything we needed and was very clean. Barrier Dunes has recovered after the hurricane #capestrong. We've been staying at the Cape for 10 years and the beach is as beautiful as we remember it. The water was inviting and the pool was perfect for afternoon relaxing.
Make sure you stop by Weber's Donuts for some delicious homemade donuts in the morning. The Trading Post is stocked with essentials if you don't want to leave the Cape. We walked down the beach to find the Donna Kay fishing boat. It's maybe 1-2 miles south of the Stumphole (rocks). There were a lot of shells to find along the way. The road is almost finished with repairs and we had no problem passing to and from. It's dark at night, perfect for stargazing and seeing the Milky Way. Stop at Coneheads for ice cream and a meal. It's right on the Cape and has delicious food.
St Joseph Peninsula State Park is still beautiful and is worth a day trip. It's literally down the road from Barrier Dunes. Port St. Joe is just a 25 minute drive from Barrier Dunes. There are several shops and boutiques on Reid Street to explore. There is a Farmer's Market the first and third Saturdays at the end of Reid Street. Piggly Wiggly has everything you need from groceries to souvenirs. We were pleasantly surprised to find Olive Garden salad dressing and the coconut water we like. Pepper's is good Mexican style food and Provisions has good sandwiches and pasta.
We absolutely love the Cape and can't wait to go back. We're already planning our next trip to the Comeback Coast!
We had a great time at the Cape! Most of our time was spent at the beautiful beach! Just what we were looking for! We also met some very nice “locals” that were able to give is some great information on the area. The condo was very accommodating and comfortable! And very close to the beach. We really enjoyed Indian Pass Raw Bar! Not far from our condo and excellent, fresh seafood! Also very entertaining! We really enjoyed Apalachicola. It has a great little downtown area with great restaurants and shops. The Owl Café had delicious food and they allow dogs on the upstairs outdoor balcony, so that was a nice surprise! Also The Tap Room brewery did take up some of our time while there, and a chocolate and coffee shop too! We also loved Coneheads! Not too much not to like about the area!
I also passed your name and website onto a friend of mine that was very interested in a visit!
We would love to come back next year, but may need a larger condo because other friends want to come with!
Thanks again for everything!
Hi Wendy – We just loved our stay at Barrier Dunes! The unit we rented was awesome – had absolutely everything we needed. The kitchen was very well equipped and the bed and living room couches were so comfy. Sunsets from our decks were beautiful! We walked on the beach every day – loved that it wasn’t crowded and that it was dog-friendly. In fact, we were often the only ones on the beach. The complex is extremely well managed – very clean, nicely landscaped, and quiet. I really appreciated all the doggie stations with bags and trash cans. Every day we ate fresh seafood from either Port St Joe or Apalachicola – the oysters and shrimp were amazing!! We’re definitely coming back next year, but for a longer period of time. One week was not enough!! Just loved this place – thanks – from a very happy renter.
We had a wonderful time. The condo was clean when we arrived and we had plenty of room. The kitchen had the nicest dinnerware & pots & pans to cook with than any condo we had rented before. My husband loved the short walk to the beach. We mostly just enjoyed the beach & the water and collecting shells.
Our son & daughter went horseback riding on the beach this year & loved it. We used Two Bit Stables & they were very nice. They were very good with everyone including some very young children who rode with them. Reservations are best made in advance before you get to the cape because it fills up very quickly & if you wait there may not be any openings. We also walked around the shops in Port St Joe.
Our favorite restaurant is Sunset Grille. We also enjoyed Provisions, Joe Mama’s pizza (excellent), Up the Creek, & Indian Pass Raw bar. The last 3 were new to us this year but we would definitely go back. They all get a thumbs up.
We had a nice relaxing week and looking forward to next year.
Thank you for being so easy to work with.
Fantastic Week At The Beach
Wendy is a great host for this condo. It had everything we needed, along with beach accessories like sand chairs and an umbrella, boogie boards and beach toys. Very comfortable setting and easy access to the beach and ponds throughout the complex. Our little dog lost a couple of pounds, which she needed, running the beaches and up and down the stairs.
Stayed: May 2021 Submitted: May 19, 2021
Just needed a place to getaway and relax. This was a perfect choice. Cozy home just steps to the beach in a safe gated community. It is dog friendly which was very important to me and dog owners were very responsible. I felt very much at home.
Stayed: August 2020 Submitted: August 28, 2020
Enjoyable Beach getaway
We enjoyed a fabulous week at Cape San Blas and Barrier Dunes. Our unit was the perfect location and felt like home for the week. Having a grill on the back deck was great especially during these times of social distancing. The best part, we brought our dog and she enjoyed it as much as our 6 year old. We had a great time and will definitely be back. Wendy was fabulous to book through and provided everything we needed ahead of time. Wendy even provided great recommendations for dinners, grocery shopping, chair and umbrella rentals and more. We really enjoyed our week's stay
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 29, 2020
Thank you for this nice time. The house was super clean (perfect) and filled with everything you could need. The house is much bigger than it looks on the fotos. The staff was very friendly and helpful at every time. The beach is beautiful and clean. We had a wonderful time and we will come back soon.
Stayed: June 2020 Submitted: June 07, 2020
I am so glad you found the home super clean! I have an amazing team of folks that make sure that happens. I look forward to having you and your family back again soon!Wendy Jackson
Lovely , cozy and impeccably clean accommodations. Direct beach access. Thoughtful planning and provisions ! "Just like home! " Wendy Jackson is very personable and accommodating. Always available and helpful with recommendations to make your stay most memorable. Barrier Dunes is beautiful and safe ! Highly recommend !!
Stayed: November 2019 Submitted: December 01, 2019
Clean, comfortable condo with great location and gracious, hospitable owner
When our original vacation plans were sidetracked by Hurricane Dorian, we had to scramble to salvage a quick, end of summer trip. Fortunately for us, I came across Wendy Jackson, owner of Wendy's Cape Escape - a rental agency offering nearly a dozen properties personally owned by Wendy in Cape San Blas.Wendy was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. From the time I initially contacted her about a rental, up until her follow up email making sure we enjoyed our stay, she has been thorough, courteous, and friendly.The condo was very clean and situated just steps from beach access. Additionally, Wendy stocked the condo with a number of necessary items - everything from paper goods to beach equipment to towels specifically labeled for your dog - all of which came in very handy. We loved being able to bring our dog to the pet-friendly condo, as well as the pet friendly beaches. However, if for some reason you aren't an animal lover, you would never know that dogs had previously been in the unit.Lastly, the Cape is absolutely back open for business and welcoming your tourist dollar. The beach next to the condo was in excellent shape, and just as beautiful as it had been prior to Michael. While Mexico Beach has a long road ahead, both Port Saint Joe and Apalachicola have numerous dining options and are within a reasonable drive of the condo. During our stay, we were able to go to dinner in both towns and still make it back in plenty of time before our 2 year old daughter got cranky! If you don't want to venture as far, the Cape has options as well.There's no reason to have any trepidation when planning a trip to the Forgotten Coast at this point. I'd highly recommend you contact Wendy and Wendy's Cape Escape when you do. We will be back soon!
Stayed: September 2019 Submitted: September 11, 2019
I'm so glad you enjoyed Waters Edge...it is VERY close to the beach (and the beachfront pool which is s double bonus). I passed your CLEAN comments on to my team...they work very hard and always appreciate the positive comments!I don't own all of the rentals on my website (CapeEscape(dot)com), but I have owned in Barrier Dunes for 15+ years now and LOVE it! So many great memories there with family! Now my kids are old enough to go without us which is sad!Look forward to having you back!
Fan jam at the beach
Excellent week with my two sons and family. waters edge was very clean and had everything we needed. The beach chairs and toys a plus. I highly recommend Barrier Dunes to get away from the busy pace of other beach locations
Stayed: June 2019 Submitted: June 24, 2019
Bright and clean. Fully stocked with plenty of towels and sheets. Lots of kitchenware. Short easy walk to the white sands beach. Short walk to the T. H. Stone Memorial St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Reasonably priced.
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: June 21, 2019
Can't say how much we love the Cape!
We stayed at the Water's Edge unit in Barrier Dunes in April/May 2019. The townhome had everything we needed and was very clean. Barrier Dunes has recovered after the hurricane #capestrong. We've been staying at the Cape for 10 years and the beach is as beautiful as we remember it. The water was inviting and the pool was perfect for afternoon relaxing. Make sure you stop by Weber's Donuts for some delicious homemade donuts in the morning. The Trading Post is stocked with essentials if you don't want to leave the Cape. We walked down the beach to find the Donna Kay fishing boat. It's maybe 1-2 miles south of the Stumphole (rocks). There were a lot of shells to find along the way. The road is almost finished with repairs and we had no problem passing to and from. It's dark at night, perfect for stargazing and seeing the Milky Way. Stop at Coneheads for ice cream and a meal. It's right on the Cape and has delicious food. St Joseph Peninsula State Park is still beautiful and is worth a day trip. It's literally down the road from Barrier Dunes. Port St. Joe is just a 25 minute drive from Barrier Dunes. There are several shops and boutiques on Reid Street to explore. There is a Farmer's Market the first and third Saturdays at the end of Reid Street. Piggly Wiggly has everything you need from groceries to souvenirs. We were pleasantly surprised to find Olive Garden salad dressing and the coconut water we like. Pepper's is good Mexican style food and Provisions has good sandwiches and pasta.We absolutely love the Cape and can't wait to go back. We're already planning our next trip to the Comeback Coast!
Stayed: May 2019 Submitted: May 14, 2019
Hosted by Devi Leonard