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Cape Escape I - Barrier Dunes 67, Cape San Blas, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Barrier Dunes, Cape San Blas Vacation Rental Townhome


4-night special AUG 17-21 ** JUST 150 steps to beach! More specials on

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*** 4-nt special AUG 17 - 21 $999 ** 5-nights SEPT 7-12 $1125 or $1395 wk ** 4-nts OCT 27-31 $699 or $995 weekly..... SEE ALL specials on (Rates & Specials). 9 rentals to choose from!
Validity: 8/14/2020 - 9/2/2020

  •  678-523-1161
    08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    Eastern Time Zone (UTC-05:00)

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Last Updated: 07/14/2020

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GULF SIDE LOADED END UNIT, Just 150 steps to beach (btwn 2 pools)! Pet Friendly! Pools/Tennis

***ONLY 150 STEPS TO BEACH!! WE PROVIDE BEACH CHAIRS AND MUCH MORE (see our amenites below)!!***

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 & Apalachicola.

Cape Escape I - Barrier Dunes 67 just 150 steps to the beach or beachfront pool out your front door & 100 or fewer steps to the 2nd pool out your back door.  It is well decorated & maintained, fully loaded clean end unit with lots of extra light from the window seat!  It's just 150 steps to the award-winning beaches!

It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is  just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & its large variety of wildlife, Hiking, Biking, and over 16,000 acres of awesome 'Beachfront' wilderness surrounded on 3 sides by the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay. 

Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 is gulf front & 2nd is heated 4 mo. a year), lighted tennis courts, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat parking, boat washing area,  and boardwalks throughout! 

We provide everything from beach chairs and linens to Wifi, right down to the little things like laundry detergent, trash bags and dish soap to make your packing easy and your stay relaxing! 
Home has a full kitchen complete down to the spices and a gas grill on the back deck for cooking your catch of the day. (We even thought of a backup gas tank in case the gas runs out.)  ALL new appliances,  countertop & flooring in kitchen (June 2016). 

Dining area with table for 4 & 2 stools at the breakfast bar. 

Comfortable living room with sleeper sofa, flat screen TV with cable & DVD.  

Large back deck with patio table and gas grill (we even thought of a backup gas tank in case the gas runs out).

The 1st floor has a queen bedroom with private deck.  Includes flat screen cable TV & DVD.   Full bathroom is also on the main level

The upstairs is a full King master suite with walk-in closet, double sinks, separate garden tub and walk in shower. Washer and Dryer.

Conveniently located just 150 steps to the beach & between the 2 pools & tennis courts!  What could be better!

In the evening, sit on your deck and take in the awesome beauty of a moonlit night & stars larger & in more abundance than you've ever seen. No city lights or commercialism on the Cape!

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!

Little extras for the beach: For your convenience, we have provided some extras that we hope clears some space in your car!!
4 Beach chairs
Buckets, shovels and misc. beach toys
Outdoor hose and hot / cold running shower to wash those sandy paws and toes!
Beach Cart
Crab Nets and Crab Bucket
You may also find some other little extras as our Northern guests often leave some of their beach items behind for others to enjoy! We hope all the extras make your packing easier and your vacation more enjoyable! ** Please bring your own beach umbrella if you want one :-)!

Little extras for the home
Of course, we provide all of the bed linens & bath towels — just bring beach towels!)
Dishwashing detergent
Laundry soap
Plastic wrap and foil
Soft soap in the bathrooms
Scrub brush for dishes & dish soap
Extra Garbage Bags

Extras For the Kitchen:
Fully stocked with everything you would expect to cook a great meal, plus
Spice Rack
Crock Pot
Crab Pot, Crab Crackers and Pickers
Coffee Pot

We know what it is like not to have what you need when you’re on vacation! We try and provide as many of these extras a possible so you are focused on your vacation, family, and fun and not on the basics!

We encourage you to catch your own dinner of scallops in St. Joe bay, crabs off the beach or fish. Bring along some marshmallows to enjoy desert around the beach bonfire! ENJOY THE GOOD LIFE!

 ***WINNER:  Best Lodging on the Forgotten Coast!***



From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$350.00 $350.00 $2,050.00 -- 3
$275.00 $275.00 $1,595.00 -- 3

Cleaning Fee: $145.00

Pet Fee 1st Dog: $100.00 Optional

Pet Fee 2nd Dog: $50.00 Optional

Pet Fee for Each Additional Week Over One : $25.00 Optional

12% FL State and County Tax: 12%

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Please inquire about multiple week discounts (outside of summer season)

12% FL and Gulf County Tax.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/VCR
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Cell Phone
  • Vacuum
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Boat Rental Available


Forgotten Coast Restaurants
  • Sunset Coastal Grill
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Provision
  • Shoobies
  • Cone Heads
  • Toucan's Tiki Bar
  • Gabriel's Garden
  • Subway
  • Triple Tails Oyster Bar
  • Skully's boil
  • Fish House
  • Up The Creek
  • Tiki Grill
  • Golden Dragon
Forgotten Coast Activities
  • Big Time Charters
  • Capt Alan's Sea Escape
  • Floridaze Adventures
  • Johnson Boys Fishing
  • St. Joseph Bay
  • Dalys Watersports
  • Happy Ours Kayak
  • Seahorse Water Safaris
  • No Worries Beach Service
  • Saltwater Obsessions
  • Cape San Blas Lighthouse
  • St Joseph Bay Buffer Preserve
  • Horseback Riding
  • Rockin M Ranch
  • Spa Pur
  • Bluewater Outriggers
  • St. Joe Patio



The Bateman Family

Great Amenities & Service...Very Clean!    Jul 11, 2020

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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!


Lisa & Greg Watkins

Cape Escape I: Great Beach Getaway!    Jun 16, 2020

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Hubby and I had a great escape to Wendy’s Cape Escape 1 on Cape San Blas.  Her reservation, packing info, and check-in information was clear and easily followed. The rental home was immaculately clean and very cozy.  The AC temp of the home was perfect.  The walk to the beach was short and easy, equivalent to a typical city block.

The beach chairs supplied with the unit in the carport were lighter and more easily carried to the beach than the camp chairs we brought – much appreciated. When we grew tired of bobbing and swimming in the gulf and lounging on the beach, and wanted to retire to “home” Cape Escape, the back porch was our preferred hang out place. 

It is situated facing NorthEast, so lounging there from mid-morning on into hot afternoon means shade and breezes. Plus it is surrounded by palm trees that further shade and give some privacy – and the birds nesting in the trees were interesting to watch.  Delightful. 

We enjoyed grouper and scallops dinner at Provisions, 15-minute drive inward to Port St. Joe. Note: Basically all Cape San Blas properties along the entire cape involve steps… lots of them. The homes are on sturdy stilts, with the living quarters a full flight above the parking space, and another flight or 2 typically to bedrooms.  Accessing the beach here also involves steps up and over the sand dunes, so including this note for renters looking to bring mobile limited family/friend members.  Thanks Wendy for a great get-away!


William & Martha Price

Paradise for the entire family...including the furry ones!    Dec 30, 2019

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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 possibly 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 have. 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 can't wait to go back. Thank you for everything.


The Nicholson Family

Everything was Perfection!    Oct 13, 2019

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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.


Taylor Hall-Tromp

My dogs & I love Cape Escape I - Had a Blast!    Oct 09, 2019

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Our pups loved Cape Escape 1 just as much as we did! We had an absolute blast. The closet had plenty of beach items for us to use which made packing a lot easier. We were able to bring out canopy out to the beach using the beach cart which we were so thankful for. Wendy is wonderful and we will continue coming back for more fun. She answered all of our questions and more. Can’t wait to go back!


Diane Counts

Wonderful, comfy home. We will be back.    Sep 17, 2019

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We had a lovely time.  The home was wonderful and so comfortable.  Thanks for accepting the last minute request!  We will be back.


Lori Desch

Amazing Memories! Cape Escape I was clean & beautifully furnished    Aug 03, 2019

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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.

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Wendy Jackson's reply:

I'm so glad you and your family made great memories at the Cape! I'm glad you enjoyed Cape Escape I and hope you will come back and enjoy it again soon! Wendy Jackson


Terry Wise

Barrier Dunes was delightful * Cape Escape I was the best stocked place than we've ever stayed    Mar 02, 2019

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Dates of stay: Jan 19-Mar 2, 2019

My husband and I spent 6 weeks at Cape Escape I this year. It was our first stay at Barrier Dunes and it was delightful! The accommodations were exactly as advertised. The unit was very clean and comfortable and was better stocked than any place we’ve stayed at the Cape! It was a very short walk to the beach. Our puppies loved their walks on the beach and around the neighborhood. Even though the Cape area was hit very hard by the hurricane, everyone seemed so appreciative that the snowbirds returned. The folks at Barrier Dunes worked particularly hard to get the community and the beach areas cleaned up and ready for guests. The owner (Wendy) was easy to work with and very responsive to questions and issues that came up. Thanks for a great winter respite! We give Cape Escape I  â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸â­ï¸ !


Adrienne Levesque

Perfectly appointed, very clean, pet friendly place!    Sep 22, 2018

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This is a perfectly appointed, very clean, pet friendly place! The home has everything you need. Literally. Don't pack beach chairs, you won't need them... they are waiting for you. I am a germ freak, so much so that I travel with my own cleaning supplies. I didn't need them! The place was so clean and it immediately allowed me to relax. The beach is beautiful and not crowded. It is a slow paced, laid back, family environment. Perfect for a relaxing and rejuvenating break from our busy lives. Everything closes by 9, so no party life will keep you awake. Most restaurants in the area are pet friendly, as are several of the stores. Don't miss this gem. Wendy is amazing. She will make sure you are well cared for.


Kaitlyn R.

Cape San Blas was PERFECT!    May 06, 2018

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We will probably never go anywhere else in Florida again after visiting Cap San Blas. It was perfect. The beaches were white and the ocean was clear especially on our second day. If you bring groceries, there’s really no need to leave. The beach was just a short walk and I felt like the condo was very reasonably priced especially if you had another couple to go with.

 We were actually there for a short “honeymoon” after getting married on Thursday and it meant a lot to be able to bring our dogs with us. One of our dogs can be a bit difficult, but he behaved so well and they both enjoyed lounging under our tent on the beach with their doggie “parents”.

Wendy was excellent to communicate with and the condo was probably one of the nicest places I have ever stayed.
Well stocked with all the necessities and extremely comfortable. Thank you for a great trip and we look forward to visiting again soon! Kaitlyn 


Michael Livengood

Great time, great home!    Mar 31, 2018

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We had a great time.  We hope to come back again.


Bill & Cheryl Hines

Great Rental - We feel at HOME! Love the Pet Friendly Area    Feb 03, 2018

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This was our 3rd stay at Barrier Dunes in the last 4 years. We have a golden retriever, like so many guests there, and of course the dog-friendly environment of Barrier Dunes, the beach and Port St. Joe make it ideal for us.

Our favorite rental is Barrier Dunes 67 - Cape Escape I because Lady can lay on the deck and watch us play tennis which we really enjoy.  The unit is very comfortable and homey, perfect for us and Lady. It has everything we need to feel at home!!! We go to the beach 3-4 times a day and Lady loves swimming in the waves. We always find Cape San Blas very enjoyable and relaxing. Thanks so much Wendy!


Stefan Petranek

Wonderful Time, Great Amenities    Oct 12, 2017

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Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time and the condo was terrific. It really had everything we needed and it was great to have the little things like spices and dish detergent on hand. It really felt like we were in someone’s private residence rather than a rental. 


Bob & Carol

Best vacation in our 38 years of marriage    Aug 09, 2017

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Carol and I have vacationed in Gulf Shores, AL every year for the last 6 years. We were unable to find a place this year that would allow us to bring Wrigley, our 9-month-old Golden Retriever. As a result, we searched and ran across Cape Escape.

This vacation has changed our thoughts on vacationing. We absolutely had the best vacation in our 38 years of marriage. The most attractive parts of your vacation home were:

The house was extremely clean, well maintained, well stocked and very comfortable.
The gated community provided the extra security that makes you feel great especially when waling a 9-month-old puppy at 3 a.m.
The paved streets and dog exercise areas made our afternoon walks more enjoyable and conducive to cleaning up after our pet.
The beach was very clean, with fewer people than we're accustomed and because almost everyone had a pet, we had things in common with almost everyone and it was real easy to make friends.
On past vacations we spend most of our time and money eating out; this vacation we cooked at the house, used the gas grill and only ate out once.
As soon as we get over the shock of being home and returning to work, we will want to begin planning for next year’s trip. Thank you for all the help you provided us


Ryan Castle

Fully stocked and prepped to be the best beach bungalow you’ll ever need    Aug 09, 2017

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Pure Heaven. This place is ideal for that perfect quiet beach holiday you dream about to tropical islands. I was at the beach 3-4 times a day and most times it was just me and my 2 pups for miles. The beach is stunning, white sands, warm water. But the best part is the condo – fully stocked and prepped to be the best beach bungalow you’ll ever need. My 2 Labrador puppies loved it, prob more than I did



We enjoyed our time at Barrier Dunes immensely!    Oct 01, 2016

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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 LOVED our stay! It was hard to leave!    Jul 01, 2016

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This was the first time we traveled with our pups!  It was great to see all the pet owners walk their dogs throughout the complex.  We enjoyed our time with like-minded pet owners on the beach.  One of our pups even made a friend with the dog of a family sitting next to us!  
We enjoyed the privacy of Port St Joe as we do not care for the high rise condos & commercial hotels.  Loved the morning walks through the state park next door!
We can’t wait to return and would love to book 416 Barrier Dunes Dr. (Barrier Dunes 67) was it was very convenient to get to and from the beach!



Very clean and accomodating    Jun 01, 2016

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Had an amazing time at your place , it was very clean and very accommodating.   The cape is very family oriented and pet friendly which made it very special to be able to bring our four legged baby..I truly enjoyed the visit there, life is about making memories and we definitely  made a few. My son got engaged on the beach at sundown and the event was amazing!!! Looking forward to coming back real soon…Thank you again!!!