Opening June 7-10, or July 5-7 only $825! Scallop Season 8/16-9/24! Dogs welcome!
Offer for: May 6 - Jun 1
About the Property
Turtle Tracks BD188 is a beautiful Gulf View end unit that is just 90 steps to the beach down a boardwalk off your back deck & the beachfront pool is just as close out your front door! GREAT LOCATION!
* End Unit
* 2BR/2BA and Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den.
* Fully Loaded with everything from beach chairs to Wifi, right down to laundry detergent and free domestic long distance.
* Clean and well maintained!
* Regularly ranked the best pet-friendly beaches in the US (and the best beach as well)
You will find it well stocked and well-maintained & ready for you & your family to come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation on Cape San Blas! Pristine white sand beaches. The last of the 'old Florida' beaches.
It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & it's large variety of wildlife, Hiking, Biking, and over 16,000 acres of awesome 'Beachfront' wilderness surrounded on 3 sides by the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay.
Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 is gulf front & 2nd is heated 4 mo. a year), lighted tennis courts, 3 freshwater fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat parking, boat washing area, and boardwalks throughout!
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.
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.
We provide lots of extras for your packing convenience: For the little ones we provide a Pack and Play and High Chair, All linens/towels (dog towels are also provided, just bring your own beach towel), dog food bowls, Beach chairs, Buckets, shovels and misc. beach toys, Cooler, Crab Nets and Crab Bucket, Spice Rack, Crock Pot, Crab Pot, Crab Crackers and Pickers, Blender, Coffee Pot, Dish washing detergent, Laundry soap, Plastic wrap and foil, Soft soap in the bathrooms, Scrub brush for dishes & dish soap, Tissues, Extra Garbage Bags, Kids and “grown-up” movies, Puzzles, Books for all ages, Cards, Games for kids and adults, and more!
If you enjoy incredible white sand beaches that offer miles of shoreline to discover, a calmer yet extremely friendly group of vacationers and casual relaxed fun, STOP! You need look no more.
Try it once & we guarantee you will return again and again!
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE PICTURES AND INFORMATION! T h e C a p e E s c a p e . c o m
I offer multiple Barrier Dunes rentals. If you have a larger party, they are all within steps of each other!
** WINNER OF BEST LODGING on the Forgotten Coast by the Port St. Joe Star! **
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
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, and 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
our Things to Do page: /things-to-do/
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Save some packing! Turtle Tracks 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!)
* Iron & Ironing Board (though there is nothing wrong with wrinkles at the beach)
* Vacuum, broom, dustpan and mop
* Pack & plays & high chair available by request…if you have needs for your younger kids please let us know!!
* Starter supply of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels (do get more if you’re staying a week!)
* FREE domestic long distance .
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Apr 17 2022 - May 21 2022
May 21 2022 - Aug 13 2022
Aug 14 2022 - Sep 11 2022
Sep 11 2022 - Oct 30 2022
Oct 30 2022 - Dec 31 2022
Pet Fee: $100
2nd Pet: $50
Cleaning Fee: $150
Damage Waiver: $55
Tax Rate: 12%
ASK ABOUT MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNTS outside of summer or see our RATES at TheCapeEscape(dot)com
4-night minimum on ALL HOLIDAYS
We have multiple rentals in Barrier Dunes, all just steps from each other if you have more than 1 family coming.
- Half of the rental balance is due 60 days (120 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior to check-in and the other half is due 30 days (60 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior to check-in.
- Cleaning fee and pet fee higher for monthly stays
Last updated May 17, 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: May 14, 2022
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Fun Area Events and Things to Do on Florida's Forgotten Coast!
CLICK HERE - Amenities in Barrier Dunes and Turtle Track - Barrier Dunes 188
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
My family and I stayed in Turtle Tracks for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. The owner was quick to answer any questions we had and the home was very clean. It was a quick walk to the beach and pool, even with 4 children. This is our second time booking with Cape Escape vacation rentals and we will definitely book again.
Turtle Tracks is a great property that is located very close to the beach and the state park. There are plenty of beach chairs and other supplies to make your trip convenient! The host did a great job communicating with us!
My husband, daughter, and I just spent a week at Turtle Tracks. This was our first time going to the Cape. Wendy was incredible to work with and the communication was awesome! The home was beyond perfect, pristine, and comfortable. It had everything we needed and more!!! For those of you who think the Cape isn't ready for visitors, you are so wrong! The beach is perfect and the gulf is just beautiful. This was also the first time our "baby" (aka French Bulldog) went to the beach. It was challenging to find a pet-friendly home close to the beach and I am so thankful I found Cape Escape! This is definitely our new "home away from home" and can't wait to book next years vacation! Thank you Wendy for thinking of everything and for allowing us to stay in the home. We will treasure the memories we made at the Cape.
We loved our time in the unit and appreciated that it was clean when we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and you were spot on with directions on access and flexible with our check-in. We were especially pleased that it all happened at the last minute and you were so accommodating so thank you!
It’s my second stay in these units and I’ll be sure to return. I’m happy to recommend to others.
We had a great time at Turtle Tracks (Barrier Dunes 188). The condo had everything we needed and then some. The beach was beautiful and the kids loved the pool too.
We had an amazing time at the Cape. It was indeed the perfect getaway and was even more special because we were able to bring “the Big Man” along with us. Turtle Tracks (Barrier Dunes 188) was ideal for us and as you described….left us wanting nothing!
We met several new friends on the beach, all of whom spoke very highly of you and your properties and we couldn’t have been more content. I am attaching some pictures of Dudley who enjoyed the waves to the point that each evening we had to DRAG him out of the water!
We had a wonderful time & the condo was very nice & very, very clean. The way the condo was supplied was just incredible. You and your staff are very professional & were always available. Hopefully we will be returning later in the summer.
Where fun and relaxing collide!
We just stayed at Turtle Tracks. We had a great time, the beach was quiet and the waters were clear. Wendy was extremely helpful, sending someone right away to replace a lightbulb that we couldn’t reach. We enjoyed the very many beautiful sunsets on the top deck and we even extended our stay because we loved the area so much!
Stayed: August 2021Submitted: August 28, 2021
Best Place To Vacation - Port St. Joe, Florida
What a great place to relax, enjoy the sunshine and unplug from work. Cape Escape Vacation Rentals in particular Turtle Tracks-Barrier Dunes at Port St. Joe, Florida--Condo was spacious, very nicely furnished, super clean and could walk to the Beach within minutes. There is a pool, tennis court and you can even grill out at your own Condo if you want. Wendy Jackson goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is enjoyable.You can bring your Dogs and take walks on the Beach and ride the waves with them. Plenty of room on Beach for families to spread out and enjoy quiet time with each other. Beach is Clean and the Sunsets are Beautiful; just a fantastic and safe place to Vacation and I hope next Summer we can stay longer.
Stayed: August 2021Submitted: August 19, 2021
Everything you need.
Perfect, relaxing, well stocked, clean, pet friendly condo just steps to the beach. Really appreciated having the beach cart, chairs and cooler that most other condos do not provide. Management was responsive, flexible and very easy to work with. Hope to get back there soon.
Stayed: August 2021Submitted: August 16, 2021
Turtle Tracks does not disappoint
We had a week stay at the Turtle Tracks. It was super clean, very well stocked with so many extra things that most condos we have stayed in other places didn’t offer. It is a short walk with to the beach. Very quite area and family friendly area. I loved the layout of the condo with the upstairs master bedroom. I would definitely recommend and stay again.
Stayed: July 2021Submitted: July 11, 2021
Great Vacation Spot
Great vacation spot especially if you are looking for a quiet vacation spot with a great beach. Condo is very convenient to the beach and only 100 steps away. Great accomodations and furnishings. Very clean condo and very adequately equipped. HIghly recommend staying here for a quiet family vacation.
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: June 01, 2021
Terrific Time at Turtle Tracks!
We just returned from yet another terrific stay at CSB. We have been renting from Wendy for years now and always have a great time in any of her 11 properties. Turtle Tracks is beautiful and did not disappoint. We appreciate how well maintained the homes are and how Wendy provides anything you could possibly want/need in a vacation home. We especially liked the short walk to the beach and loved the view of the Gulf from the MBR. We enjoyed the sunsets even when we didn't get down to the beach because you can enjoy them from any deck! We hope to move to CSB someday but until we do, renting any of Wendy's properties at Barrier Dunes is a no-brainer for us!
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: May 11, 2021
Wonderful place to stay. Very clean and modern.
This is a beautiful condo. Very clean and modern. Close to the beach. Dog friendly. The condo has everything you could possibly need for your stay. Will definitely come back to stay here again. Beautiful dog friendly beach with white sand. Master bedroom is gorgeous and huge. Wendy was very easy to work with. Loved the keypad lock so didn't have to worry about having a key.
Stayed: December 2020Submitted: December 05, 2020
Turtle Tracks was just what I wanted. I have worked at home since March because of COVID and I needed a change of scenery. My dogs and I loved the Barrier Dunes complex taking nice relaxing walks. The weather was beautiful such that I could sleep with the sliding doors open. Just what the doctor ordered! Also, Wendy you are so helpful providing all the information for my stay. I will be back soon!!!!
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: December 02, 2020
Amazing Stay in Turtle Tracks!
Our stay at Turtle Tracks was awesome! Our arrival was a breeze, and everything was ready for us. We even got to check in early because the cleaning crew worked so fast during the morning of our arrival. The place had everything we needed for a great week, and Wendy was so helpful in answering our questions about the area. We will definitely be back for another “Cape Escape!”
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: November 30, 2020
My family and dogs enjoyed our stay ! The pros include the pristine dog-friendly beach, the relative isolation and quiet,comfortable clean condo,and star-filled night sky ! We observed dolphins,jellyfish,and sea turtles while kayaking the ocean . We were fortunate to avoid a threatening hurricane that changed course before reaching the area . The few cons include the relentless biting flies and mosquitos, and relative lack of good restaurants nearby-hurricane Michael . The area continues to recover from hurricane Michael-alot of damaged/missing trees and rebuilding of nearby park continues . We recommend the Sand Dollar in port St Joe for satisfying comfort food !
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: November 20, 2020
The Best Stay
There are a lot of things I liked about this condo. First, it was super clean. Second, anything I could have possibly wanted, Wendy had already in the condo (like an extra propane tank, towels, spices, a blender, etc.). Third, it was steps from the beach (and she had chairs, floats, and a buggy to bring them all down to the beach with)! Finally, and this is more a personal thing for me, but it was a great place to view the meteor shower. You can see lots of stars and even the edge of the Milky Way. I definitely will stay here again! Thanks again for everything!
Stayed: October 2020Submitted: November 06, 2020
Was not disappointed
We really enjoyed our stay at Turtle Tracks. The area was amazing between the quiet retreats in nature and the beautiful ocean. Everybody was so friendly. We happened to be staying at the same time as the property manager and she was so kind! It felt great to know we had a friend at the Cape. We brought our one year old daughter with us and it was so nice to have some of the comforts of home. Just about anything we needed was provided, including a high chair and pack n play. The only thing I wish I packed was a baby gate because of the stairs. Just a heads up for anyone coming with small children. We will definitely be back.
Stayed: August 2020Submitted: September 09, 2020
It was wonderful to meet you and your family while we were there! It's so hard getting back to reality I am ready to be back already. Thank you for being our guests and I hope to see you at the Cape again soon...it's an awesome place to make annual family memories!Wendy Jackson
We rent from Wendy every year, and every year it is the same fantastic experience. All her condos are beautifully furnished and clean with all the amenities. Our friends are always amazed when we tell them about all the things that are provided — cookware, linens, beach chairs, sand toys. Cape San Blas is a beautiful beach, and we are always able to sit and relax for a week and get away from the real world. It’s just about the most perfect place on earth!
Stayed: July 2020Submitted: July 06, 2020
I so appreciate you and your family coming back year after year! I'm so glad you enjoy the extra amenities we offer and can just relax and enjoy and make family memories. I'll look forward to hearing from you again when you're ready to book your next Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson
Very nice place.
We stayed at Turtle tracks for 3 nights and we were very impressed. It was very clean and had everything we needed.It was just a short walk to the beach and pool. We would definitely stay again. The owner was very quick at answering any questions we had.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 30, 2020
I am so glad you & your family enjoyed your Cape Escape. Thank you for mentioning how wonderful our cleaning team is...I passed your comments on to them :-)! They ROCK! Look forward to having you back again!Wendy Jackson Cape Escape
Great stay at Turtle Tracks!
June 2020 My family of five had a wonderful stay in Cape San Blas at Turtle Tracks! The condo is at a very convenient location to the beach....and a short drive to the park, where we were able to enjoy some time on the bay with a pontoon rental! The condo was very clean, and had every accessory we needed to enjoy our stay! Thanks so much! We will be back next year!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 26, 2020
My family and I just stayed in Wendys condo at Cape San Blas. Turtle tracks was great, it was in a great location. It had everything we needed, laundry detergent, dishwasher soap. We had chairs for the beach and a nice cart to carry them down in. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to get back before too long.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 22, 2020
Turtle Tracks stay
We have rented from Cape Escape numerous times and have never been disappointed. Wendy offers personal attention to your stay and makes you feel that you are her top priority. This was our first stay in Turtle Tracks and we enjoyed it as we have all of our previous visits to Cape Escape properties.All beach items are provided other than an umbrella, and that helps greatly with packing. We found them to be in good shape and enjoyed using the cart that is provided to take our beach items to our spot on the beach. A cooler is even provided so you don’t have to get yours sandy.The outside shower was a nice amenity to wash off sand prior to going inside (much better with warm water) and our beagle didn’t even seem to mind a warm rinse after her outside bath.The unit is clean, comfortable, and inviting, with comfortable seating and a very large master bedroom. Wendy provides several bath towels and wash cloths so we didn’t feel the need to constantly wash. We also love that pet towels, sheets, and dishes are provided for your pooch.We had an issue with WiFi when we first arrived, but this issue was proactively addressed in the Turtle Tracks renter notebook. After a quick text to Wendy, to which she promptly responded, and a quick call to the internet provider, the issue was easily resolved and we had no issues for the remainder of our stay.Turtle Tracks is a wonderful place to spend a Cape San Blas vacation and we highly recommend Cape Escape and Wendy Jackson as an excellent host.
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 20, 2020
This condo was beautiful! It was very spacious and came with many amenities. We really felt the owners took the Covid crisis seriously providing extra supplies and taking extra precautions. Would rent this particular unit when we go back to The Cape!
Stayed: May 2020Submitted: June 07, 2020
This condo was in the perfect location from both the beach and pool. It was quiet and peaceful. The condo itself was well stocked and clean. There were beach chairs, toys, and a beach cart. We have stayed at Barrier Dunes annually for the past 10 years and Turtle Tracks was one of the best units we’ve stayed in. We will definitely be back!
Stayed: October 2019Submitted: October 13, 2019
I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed Turtle Tracks. It does make it easier to have everything there waiting for you :-)! Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review! I look forward to having you back again to enjoy it in the future!Wendy Jackson
Perfect as usual!
Turtle Tracks is in an awesome location in Barrier Dunes - literally just steps to the beach. This is the third time we have rented from Wendy and her units are always clean, well appointed, and exactly as described on the website. Everything you need for a short stay is already there, including spices, paper products, and grill gas. Cape San Blas is well recovered from last year's storm, there is still some construction going on but for the most part it is open, ready for business, and as beautiful as ever. Our dogs love this beach and we are so grateful to have a place to vacation with them and are so appreciative of Wendy's ready acceptance of our fur babies!
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 14, 2019
A perfect week on the Cape
Turtle Tracks is a little slice of heaven on Cape San Blas! The home is immaculate and has everything you need and more. It offers a nice view of the gulf which is just a few steps away. The best part was being able to bring our dog who got acclimated to her surroundings right away. The communication with Wendy was amazing as she responded immediately to all my questions and was willing to go above and beyond to make our stay in the home wonderful. The grounds are well-kept and the beach and gulf are just beautiful! This is our new "happy place" and we can't wait to go back again and again.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 02, 2019
I'm so glad you found the home immaculate and supplied with all you needed! That's what I'm shooting for :-)!I appreciate the kind comments and look forward to having you and your pup back when you're ready for your "happy place' again!Wendy Jackson
CSB is beautiful! Despite the destruction from Michael, it is still beautiful. If you are wondering should you come to CSB right now, I say yes! I am so glad that we did. We were not hindered and were able to do everything that we planned to do on a beach vacation. We had a great time staying in Wendy's unit. The unit is everything described and then some. Check in is easy, communication is superb, and her cleaning staff is a top notch team.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 25, 2019
The Cape is still beautiful :-)! So glad you enjoyed your vacation and Turtle Tracks!I'll look forward to hearing from you when you're ready for another Cape Escape!Wendy Jackson
Well equipped, pet friendly, close to beach townhome in beautiful Cape San Blas!
I have to say we were a little hesitant to return to the Cape after Hurricane Michael, but we were so glad we did. The Cape is still as beautiful as ever. Yes, some of our favorite restaurants are no longer around, but we found new ones that are just as awesome. Still love the Trading Post and all the wonderful people that are involved there. Please come and support the beautiful Forgotten Coast.... you will not be disappointed. They really need are help and the best way to do support them is to rent their condos and townhomes! And, especially the townhomes rented by the Cape Escape!! Thanks, Wendy! See you next Spring!
Stayed: May 2019Submitted: June 19, 2019