About the Property
Walking on Sunshine is a DIRECT BEACHFRONT END UNIT with 2 beachfront decks.
Located in gated Barrier Dunes, just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park and 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.
Enjoy the amazing views and watch the sunset (our beaches face West), enjoy the large dunes & sounds of the Gulf of Mexico from your Living Room & King Bedroom. Large deck off the living room private deck off your master as well!
Welcome to beautiful Cape San Blas FL, located along Florida's Forgotten Coast in the Florida Panhandle--50 miles SE of Panama City between Mexico Beach & St. George Island and Apalachicola.
Relax on America's #1 beach (pristine, unspoiled & private) directly off your back porch or by the beautiful pool overlooking the Gulf and only steps from your front door.
In the evening, sit on your deck and take in the awesome beauty of a moonlit light & stars larger & in more abundance than you've ever seen. No city lights or commercialism on the Cape!
In the morning, wake up to a fresh cup of coffee & watch the dolphins playfully swim by your beach front home.
Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 is gulf front & 2nd is heated 4 mo. a year), tennis courts, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations and boardwalks throughout!
You will always enjoy a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere in Barrier Dunes & on the Cape San Blas 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!
We offer MULTIPLE RENTALS IN BARRIER DUNES. If you need more than one see all of them on TheCapeEscape(dot) com
** Winner of Best Lodging on the Forgotten Coast **
* DIRECT beachfront end unt
* Boardwalk to the beach is a few steps off your back porch
* 2 beachfront decks
* Gulf Views from just about everywhere in the home!
* Just one building over from the beachfront pool (@ 100 steps)
* Wendy Jackson has owned in Barrier Dunes since 2004: Expected PERSONAL service as needed to answer all your questions about the home, Barrier Dunes and Cape San Blas!
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, 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!
The Cape also has 4 restaurants on the Cape and Port St. Joe and Apalachicola also have wonderful restaurants and are just a short drive!
Favorite Places To Eat
Many great restaurant choices. See a full list of great restaurants on my website TheCapeEscape (dot) com. Under the CAPE INFO menu.
I'm happy to help you find the one you will like best!
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Save some packing! Walking on Sunshine will have these items already there for you!
* Wireless Internet (WiFi)
* Gas Grill
* Beach Chairs (6)
* 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|
Mar 05 2022 - Apr 16 2022
Apr 16 2022 - May 21 2022
May 21 2022 - Aug 13 2022
Cleaning Fee: $205
Pet Fee: $100
2nd Pet: $50
Tax Rate: 12%
You can always see SPECIALS on TheCapeEscape (dot) c o m . RATES page will show all specials & MULTI-WEEK DISCOUNTS.
ASK ME ABOUT MULTIPLE WEEK DISCOUNTS outside of summer or see my RATES page on TheCapeEscape(dot)com
JULY 4 week add $300 weekly or $50 mightly. Thanksgiving, CHRISTMAS AND NYs please add $100 week or $50 nightly.
4-night minimum on ALL HOLIDAYS
I 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 October 27, 2021
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: September 26, 2021
Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - Fun Things to Do in Cape San Blas, Port St Joe, Apalachicola, Mexico Beach
CLICK HERE - Groceries and Great Restaurants in Cape San Blas, Port St Joe, Apalachicola
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Guestbook comments from the owner:
Walking on Sunshine” is a great place to spend time with family and pets. We enjoyed having so many amenities and the condo was decorated very nicely with lots of extras. We especially enjoyed our time on the deck. Sunsets were incredible and the beach is right there. Barrier Dunes is a great place for pets. We met so many nice people and our dog Freddie loved meeting all the other dogs when on his walks. We highly recommend “Walking on Sunshine” for everyone, especially with the great service you will receive from Wendy. She’s the best!
We so enjoyed our stay away from home. The place was immaculate, had all the necessary staples and in general all the accommodations were extremely comfortable. It was our home away from home! The beach front property will remain in our minds forever!! We certainly will make arrangements to come back in the future.
Our trip was perfection for our family reunion. Wendy’s instructions were thorough and easy to navigate. She was very responsive to any questions we had. The units we rented were clean and well stocked. The beach is as beautiful as always. I would heartily recommend enjoying your vacation at Cape San Blas and using Wendy and her rental company. A+!
We had a wonderful time. My grandkids loved the loft. They had their own play area. Everything was perfect. Loved the layout of the condo.
I loved the privacy of the bedrooms. I think it is the perfect layout for the 2 families. It was my daugher and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren We will definitely be back next year. I loved the beach & it was a great trip. The place was perfect.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.
Perfectly located for you and your fur baby!
The deck is perfect for watching dolphins swim by or watching the sunset. You have easy, quick beach access. There are two nice pools within easy walking distance. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes, glassware, and cookware, as well as small appliances, like a toaster, etc. The beds are very comfortable. I especially loved the deck off the master bedroom with the adirondack chairs. Perfect for relaxing in the morning or evening!
Stayed: October 2021Submitted: October 06, 2021
Great pet-friendly beach condo!
We had a blast on our beach vacation with our beagle Jack. The view from the decks is perfect and two of them aim west toward the sunset. We got to watch dolphins at sunset one night!The house is in great condition. The walk to the beach is only about 45 seconds, and you don't need shoes (says my feet in August). All of our neighbors were chill. We got delayed a day by Tropical Storm Fred for a day, but this joint is stocked with books, games, DVDs and three great digital TV systems for situations like that. There are only a small handful of restaurants in the area, so options are very limited but every restaurant we visited was excellent.Five stars, we're going back.
Stayed: September 2021Submitted: August 24, 2021
Home away from home!
Our family just returned from one of the best weeks of our lives. We have been to the Cape 3 times and this was our best trip by far. The condo was extremely clean and well equipped with all of the necessities for daily living. The layout of the home was perfect and accommodated our family of 5 adults and 2 children very well. The location of this unit is right on the beach. We were able to enjoy all the sunsets and dolphins play from our balcony. The location of the Barrier Dunes themselves was the best part. We were right by the state park so much to do along with beautiful waters. We were also able to pack lightly this year as the condo came with beac chairs, wagon, beach toys, and a cooler. It was a wonderful experience for us and we will be back
Stayed: June 2021Submitted: June 13, 2021
Spacious, well equipped, ocean front and convenient condo.
We enjoyed our stay from the relaxing evenings on the ocean front balcony watching the sunset to the well equipped kitchen for coffee and dinner. Also the two pools and playground just topped it off for the youngsters in our group. Wendy thought of everything for her guest from comfortable bedding, plenty of towels as well as games and videos for family time entertainment. Hope to visit again soon!
Stayed: May 2021Submitted: May 23, 2021
Walking on Sunshine is heaven on earth
We recently booked a Condo for a much needed Florida vacation through Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. Let me start by saying I am very picky or specific when it comes to vacation destinations and accommodations. I usually spend days looking at available accommodations, reading the fine print and reviews as well as viewing the area on google streets. I know what I want and I don’t want to be surprised or disappointed when it’s time for us to kick back and relax. When I came across Walking on Sunshine at the Barrier Dunes, I was pretty sure I was on to the perfect location. I reached out to Wendy Jackson with Cape Escape Rentals and I must say after the first email exchange, I knew it was meant to be. Wendy is quick to respond, very thorough and is very detailed oriented. We were bringing our two four legged babies so we needed a place that was dog friendly inside and out. I looked at a lot of places that appeared Dog Friendly but when I inquired further I found out most of the places that advertised Dog Friendly either were not on Dog friendly beaches or the person advertising wasn't sure if the beach was dog friendly. Wendy was very informative regarding dogs on the beach at Cape San Blas as well as other surrounding areas. Not only was the Condo perfect for us, the beaches and other attractions were exactly what we were looking for. When I say "steps from the beach" I literally mean steps from the beach out our back door. If that isn't enough, picture yourself sitting in the living room or kitchen table of the condo and looking directly at the ocean and watching the sunsets. Not to mention the wonderful deck we spent so much time on with the pups playing board games, watching the beautiful sunsets and the playful porpises out in the Ocean.The views are amazing and I can't think of anything we needed the condo didn't have. The library of books and board games had something for everyone in the family of all ages. We had beach chairs and other beach items provided as well. You can honestly show up with your clothes and your pups and start enjoying your vacation. There was a basket of dog bowls, toys, even some leashes for the pups just in case. Wendy provided us with detailed information covering very detailed directions to the condo, grocery avialability, delivery services, horseback riding information, even local photographers information in case you want a family photo shoot while you are there. We arranged for Kaila Bruner to do a shoot for us and we couldn't have been happier.In addition to all the amenities, we were very impressed with how friendly and nice all the people were. While we were walking the dogs around the Sand Dunes complex, we came across some workers who were making some improvements or adjustments around the pool area. They could see one of our dogs was startled by the power tool, so they stopped for a minute so we could pass. I then heard one of them say they wanted to get the work done before the weekend so we could be sure to take advantage of the pool area. They were so sincere and I will never forget that.Cape San Blas is a little piece of paradise with huge seashells and lovely people, if you have never been there, you don't know what you are missing. We are booking the same condo next year and quite possibly sometime over the Christmas holidays .
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 26, 2021
So beautiful, comfortable and relaxing!!!!!
The condo "Walking on Sunshine" was stocked with every imaginable amenity for cooking and enjoying our stay. It was very clean and attractively furnished. The beds were comfortable. The view was perfect and the beach pristine. Gave us a chance to romp with our sweet doggies! Wendy was very informative and responsive.Can't wait to go back!!!
Stayed: April 2021Submitted: April 18, 2021
Our Special Place
Cape San Blas is such a special place, and our favorite Barrier Dunes condo is Walking On Sunshine. The condo is comfortable, cozy and well-equipped. It has a great beach view, including watching the many beautiful sunsets over the Gulf. We enjoyed long walks on the beach, playing pickle ball with our snowbird friends, and even spending time in the heated pool. It’s a wonderful location and condo. Wendy is a great manager; responsive, knowledgeable and helpful. Can’t wait to come back next year.
Stayed: March 2021Submitted: March 14, 2021
Two Weeks at the Cape
We recently enjoyed 2 weeks at Cape San Blas staying at Barrier Dunes in “Walking on Sunshine”. This is our third trip to the Cape and we loved every minute. The sunsets were beautiful and a little different every evening. The best part about our comfortable unit was the amazing views. We saw shooting star at night, too. Wendy was always helpful and answered our questions immediately. Our dogs loved the beach and enjoyed numerous walks. We can’t wait to go back.
Stayed: November 2020Submitted: December 20, 2020
Fabulous direct beach front town home!
We have booked with this owner several times in the past and were not disappointed! We go to the Cape to unwind and love the area. The home was well appointed with several amenities - including boogie boards which makes for great fun in the waves. The layout of the home is nice, as there is plenty of space for everyone. The open concept of the first floor allows people to visit and hang out on the (hopefully) few rain events and makes for relaxing evenings. The loft would be tight for adults, as the ceiling is very low - be careful going up the steps!!! It's fantastic for kids, though. This was the smallest beach front unit we have rented, but still - 10 out of 10 recommend!
Stayed: June 2020Submitted: June 16, 2020
Everything You Could Hope For
This was the 4th time renting from Cape Escape Rentals and the 2nd time staying at "Walking on Sunshine". We keep returning because it is the perfect beach vacation. The rental units are exceptionally well stocked, from the kitchen to the beach closet, and Wendy makes the rental process a breeze. Long walks on the beach are always the highlight of our stay. We have never experienced crowds or large groups on the beach, even during spring break. The second best thing for us was relaxing on the deck, especially enjoying a cocktail at sunset, followed by dinner with fresh seafood. The shrimp and grouper from the local St Joe Shrimp Company are the best. Oh, and don't miss the local donut shop.
Stayed: March 2020Submitted: March 28, 2020
Perfect pet-friendly beach condo
The location is amazing - the beach is on the doorstep! Its location in the complex is one of our favorite reasons to stay there. It is quiet and seems a bit more private where it is located in the complex, but yet close to beach access, tennis courts, and both pools. It has beautiful beach and Gulf views from all levels. It is well-stocked, family-friendly, comfortable and decorated just the right amount. We enjoy eating meals on the main deck and watching the beautiful sunsets. We are already looking forward to our next visit!
Stayed: January 2020Submitted: March 17, 2020
always the best vacation
Just returned from another great week at the cape. We try to fit in at least 1 trip a year and luckily were here in April and again November. The area is recovering nicely lots of improvements and loads of things to do. We always enjoy long walks on the beach, trips to Apalachicola for Oyster City Brews and tasty treats at dog friendly restaurants. Walking on Sunshine is always a comfortable, quiet, relaxing oasis. After 1 week of watching dolphins from the porch and strolling with the dogs down the beach I am looking ahead to our next trip.
Stayed: November 2019Submitted: November 23, 2019
Holly: It was great having you back again. The views from Walking on Sunshine are hard to beat. I love watching the dolphins too!I'm glad you had a wonderful Cape Escape. I will look forward to hearing from you again when you and the doodles are ready to come back.Wendy Jackson
Even a hurricane can't keep them down!
Just had our 4th annual stay in this condo. Even though the devastation at CSB and PSJ is horrible and everywhere, Barrier Dunes was overall in great shape with just a couple condos out of commission. The beach and dunes are restored and the pools are open! The unit itself is in excellent condition with plenty of amenities included. There is a reason why we book there every year!
Stayed: August 2019Submitted: August 26, 2019
Walking on Sunshine was amazing! Wonderful condo right on the beach. Perfect for families and their dogs.
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: August 04, 2019
Walking on Sunshine does have STUNNING views! Thank you for being our guests and I look forward to having you back again!Wendy Jackson