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Watermelon Sugar, Cape San Blas, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Barrier Dunes, Cape San Blas Vacation Rental House

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Last Updated: 08/13/2022

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NEW Listing!! Luxury home, sleeps 13, 2 pools, tennis and great views

If you love the outdoors, then Watermelon Sugar is for you! Here you can relax on the beach and have a bonfire, swim in one of two pools, climb the Cape San Blas lighthouse, ride horses on the beach, visit the state park and nature preserve, kayak in the bay, and spend the day downtown shopping at small family-owned stores or dining at local farm-to-table (or boat-to-table) restaurants. You'll feel right at home wherever you go.

Watermelon Sugar is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, pet-friendly home located just outside the top-ranking St. Joseph State Park. This home is in the Barrier Dunes gated community that has stocked fishing ponds, 2 swimming pools, lighted tennis courts and a playground. Short 300 steps (2 min walk) to a pet-friendly beach.

This family friendly home, perfect for six adults plus children, has it all for your seaside vacation! A full kitchen with all the bells and whistles, washer/dryer, 2 screened-in porches, hardwood floors throughout, wireless internet and the list goes on and on. Watermelon Sugar features a large open floor plan with a large open living/dining/kitchen for quality family time. The top level features the primary bedroom with a king bed and master bath complete with a private deck for morning coffee or evening cocktails. This level features three other bedrooms: one with a queen bed and full bath, one with a queen bed, the other with full-over-full bunk beds with full trundle and a single twin bed.

The second level features a full kitchen with all amenities, beautiful dining ares, laundry area and half bath. The home features outdoor free parking as well as an enclosed 3-car garage (garage is small and can accommodate compact car only). This home has 2 large screened-in porches and lots of windows for views of the Gulf!

You won't soon forget your stay at Watermelon Sugar and will want to recapture those family memories year after year!!

There is a screen porch off the primary bedroom to enjoy cocktails and views of the beautiful sunsets and also a screen porch off the lower level.. The screened in porches do have rocking chairs to relax in while enjoying the Gulf breeze and listening to the sounds of wildlife and oceans waves.This home comes with everything you should need! All bed and bath linens, beach towels are supplied as well as all cookware/dinnerware/glassware in the kitchen. A gas grill is included to grill your "catch of the day" or a great dinner. We also provide an initial supply of toilet paper, garbage bags, laundry, coffee, dish and bath soap.


Gas Grill


Enclosed 3 car garage


Full living room w/TV

Benches w/storage baskets


Dining Table and chairs

Gourmet Kitchen

Ice Maker


Half Bath


  • Primary Bedroom w/ sleeper sofa, w/private entrance onto screen porch w/ocean view and chairs for relaxing

    • Primary Bath w/oversized shower

  • Queen Bedroom w/private full bath

  • Queen Bedroom with direct access to screened in porch (Has curtain currently, awaiting parts for door)

  • Bunk Room - Full bunk beds and full trundle, twin bed

  • Full Bath

All of our properties come stocked with a basic starter package of paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue, hand/body soap, conditioning shampoo, dish soap, sponge and dishwasher detergent (this is a 3-4 night supply, guests may purchase additional products locally). Each home is equipped with high-end bed linens and towels. Kitchens are stocked with a coffee maker, cookware, bakeware, dishes, glasses, utensils and small appliances.  High chair, playpen ($25 each) & crib ($50) available per stay.


Minimum age 30 for all guests except children traveling with parents.

One large dog or two small/medium dogs are allowed to join their families at Watermelon Sugar with management approval only, must sign pet policy, and $150 per pet fee. Doggie guests are expected to be well mannered and well behaved so that we may keep this home and its furnishings in pristine condition. Additional cleaning fee may apply.

Driver's license and signed LLVR rental agreement required from primary guest.

Home has external camera(s) for security purposes only.

For a complete list of all of our properties please visit

License Number: DWE3301019


Pet fee: $150 Optional

Cleaning fee: $375

Taxes: 12%

Damage waiver : $99

Processing fee: $59

No security deposit required!!::

Add Florida's 12% Sales Tax to above rates.
Cleaning, linens, towels, are included in above rates!
Pet fee is an additional $150.00 per pet. No more than 2 pets are allowed.

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 PM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Bunk Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Twin Bed
  • Trundle Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Formal Dining Room
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony/Patio off Master
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Snorkling
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Smart T.V.
  • Linens Included
  • No Smoking
  • Pets On Request
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Home
  • Online Booking
  • Managed By Owner
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • View (Water)
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Television
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washer
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • Keypad
  • Linens
  • Linens provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking space
  • Private Entrance
  • Self Check-In
  • Towels
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Essentials
  • Hangers
  • Shampoo
  • Linen provided
  • Bed Linens
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Outdoor Pool Shared
Kitchen and Dining
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Fridge
  • BBQ
  • Cooking Basics
  • Spices
  • Dining Area
  • Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Minimum Age Limit
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Ceiling fans
  • Accessibility Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Bay
  • Playground
Location Types
  • Beach
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean views
  • Water View
  • Water views
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports and Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Bay
  • Fishing nearby
  • Fishing Surf
  • Golf
  • Golf course within 30 min drive
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Tennis courts nearby
  • Snorkeling / Diving
Local Features
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Waterfront
  • Golf
  • Grill
  • Tennis
  • Patio Or Balcony
  • House Cleaning Optional
  • Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Not Necessary
Safety Features
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Smoke Detector
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Self Check In / Check Out
  • All towels and bedding washed in hot water that's at least 60ºC
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
Changeover/Arrival Day
  • 24 Hour Check-In
Purchasable Amentites
  • Crib
  • High Chair
  • Playpen
  • Crib w/sheets
  • S'more Kit


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Romantic
Forgotten Coast Restaurants
  • Indian Pass Raw Bar
  • Provision
  • Shoobies
  • Cone Heads
  • Skully's boil
  • Up The Creek
  • Tiki Grill
  • The Crooked River Grill
Forgotten Coast Activities
  • Big Time Charters
  • Capt Alan's Sea Escape
  • Floridaze Adventures
  • Johnson Boys Fishing
  • St. Joseph Bay
  • Dalys Watersports
  • Happy Ours Kayak
  • 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
  • St James Bay Golf Club



The Armstrongs

Beautiful home    Jan 15, 2022

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Beautiful home and great location! Our first experience with Barrier Dunes and we are sold!! Didn't realize how much I would love the heated pool. Kitchen is well stocked and lots of staples were provided by management(tp,laundry det,dishwashing pods,etc.)! Very pleasant surprise. Plys a mid stay clean provided!! So cleanand nice furnishings. Very comfortable beds. Was just the 2 of us but plenty of room when our kids visited with our granddaughter! Beautful Sunset view every evening and enjoyed the birds and turtles in pond. Perfect for Snowbirds or families! Thanks for your hospitality! The Armstrongs



Love it. Felt like home    Sep 22, 2021

review star

Great! Great! Great! Clean, well furnished, all appliances you could need, (pots, pans, toaster, coffee pot, wooden spoon, spatulas etc.), towels, bedding, you name it they have it. We will be back. I love this place. A+



The stand alone home of Watermelon Sugar    Sep 09, 2021

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The stand alone home of Watermelon Sugar surely made our stay at Cape San Blas memorable. The stand alone Home is in a gated community at the end of the peninsula, very close to the State Park, and also to Restaurants. The Home is beautiful, and a short walk to the beach and pool. Communication both prior to our arrival and during our stay was spot on, and the keypad entry made entries and exit trouble-free. The Home is tastefully outfitted with all you need in kitchen, and each bedroom had their own bathroom. If you are going to enjoy lovely Cape San Blas, be sure to grab this fine accommodation before it is gone.



Great Time On The Cape    Sep 02, 2021

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NICE!!  This house is BETTER than the photos show. We did not realize it had ocean views. We were pleasantly surprised. The cooktop and supplies were a dream for preparing the meals and the large dining table was great. The rooms and screened porches were lovely. We scalloped in the bay and played at the beach and pool—kept everyone happy.We are definitely coming back.


About a 2 minute walk
Yes it is.  One way in and out.
Yes, there is to pools (One heated in winter months), tennis/pickle ball courts, playground, and club house.
Coneheads - .25 miles away
Long Bills -- 1.5 miles away (approx)