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Walking on Sunshine - Barrier Dunes 1, Cape San Blas, Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Barrier Dunes, Cape San Blas Vacation Rental Townhome


LABOR DAY OPENING SEPT 4 - 11 (FRI-FRI for less traffic) ** SEE SPECIALS on

Original Price $0.00      Deal Price $0.00
LABOR DAY WEEK OPEN $2795 (Friday - Friday will save you travel traffic) **** I have 9 CAPE SAN BLAS RENTALS in Barrier Dunes. See all specials on (Rates & Specials Page).
Validity: 9/4/2020 - 9/11/2020

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

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Last Updated: 07/04/2020

no service fees


DIRECT BEACHFRONT END UNIT *Pools/Tennis *Family & Dog Friendly Beaches *

Welcome to the 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.

Barrier Dunes 1 -Walking on Sunshine is  direct beachfront END UNIT,  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!

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), lighted 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!




From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
$575.00 $575.00 $3,399.00 -- 3
$475.00 $475.00 $2,795.00 -- 3
$400.00 $400.00 $2,495.00 -- 3
$325.00 $325.00 $1,795.00 -- 3
$225.00 $225.00 $1,550.00 $3,800.00 3
-- -- $1,895.00 $4,350.00 7
$550.00 $550.00 $3,050.00 -- 3
$450.00 $450.00 $2,795.00 $8,385.00 3

Cleaning Fee: $205.00

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%


You can see all  specials on this page of my personal website:

FL and Gulf County Tax 12%

Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Private Gas Grill
  • Gas Grill
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Big Screen TV
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Netflix
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • 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
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
Bedroom Extras
  • Alarm Clock


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



Kathryn Burden

Fabulous direct beach front town home!    Jun 13, 2020

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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!


Holly Y

A perfect vacation!    Nov 16, 2019

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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.


S. Dukes

Wonderful!    Aug 03, 2019

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Walking on Sunshine was amazing!   Wonderful condo right on the beach.  Perfect for families and their dogs.

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Wendy Jackson's reply:

Walking on Sunshine does have STUNNING views! I look forward to having you back to enjoy them soon! Wendy Jackson


Gary and Kathy Baker,

Absolutely wonderful place to visit!    Jun 29, 2019

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if you love the beach, and hate crowds, dislike high rise condos, this is the place for you and your family! Very family oriented and everywhere on the Cape dogs are welcome. Cape Escape goes out of their way to make sure you have all you need for yourself and your dogs. We absolutely recommend this place for your beach vacation.

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Wendy Jackson's reply:

What a great summary of the Cape! No place quite like it! So glad you and your pup discovered it and I look forward to having you back! Wendy Jackson


Holly Y.

Already planning my next vacation with Cape Escape    Apr 19, 2019

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We have been vacationing here for the past 6 years and love every visit. "Walking on Sunshine" has everything we need. Beachfront comfort with lots of relaxation and beautiful sunsets. Every time we discover something new. Our days start and end with long walks on the beach with our 2 Goldendoodles who enjoy our vacations as much as we do! Looking forward to our next Cape Escape!


Steve & Linda Evans

Great NY's, Beach, Rental and Service! We will be back.    Jan 03, 2019

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We recently spent a wonderful “New Years” weekend at Barrier Dunes and a beautiful beachfront unit called “Walking on Sunshine”!

The quality, warmth and comfort of this unit made the weekend nothing short of a perfect way to finish the old year and launch an exciting new year.

This, coupled with the outstanding service and support of Wendy Jackson and her team made it an experience we can’t wait to come back to.

The bike trails were perfect, the beach was spectacular and in spite of the effects of Hurricane Michael, the people were wonderful.

Wendy, you’re the best and please tell the owners of “Walking on Sunshine” how much we appreciated their perfect home.

We’ll be back!!!!!👍

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Wendy Jackson's reply:

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to leave a review, Steve! I'm so glad you and your family got to enjoy the Cape for the New Year and enjoy the beach, the bike trails and especially Walking on Sunshine - Barrier Dunes 1. I will pass your comments on! I look forward to having you back to the Cape again soon! Until then, Happy New Year!


Steve & Jan Kirkpatrick (and Cami)

Condo is perfect! Will be back for sure!    Sep 15, 2018

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Just wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful week at Cape San Blas and that your condo was a perfect choice. The weather was beautiful as well!  The only complaint we have is that the time went by too fast!
Thanks for all of the great information you provided that made everything easy.  The condo is beautiful and so well stocked with everything we needed. 
We look forward to a return visit in the future. 
Thanks again!


A. Brasher

Loved the Extras! Great vacation!    Jun 12, 2018

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We have made it home.  Thank you for having such a well stocked home away from home.  We had a wonderful time!


Judy, Bob and Amber,

Class Act!    Jun 09, 2018

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We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival at our Walking on Sunshine condo.  It was immaculate, stocked as well as my home and furniture, including the bed, was very comfortable. 

The owner has thought of every little detail even down to dog dishes, beach toys,and pet towels for the return of a beach walk. 

We had a glitch with the internet connection upon arrival and with one phone call to management it was figured out and the owner even called the next day to be sure it was working properly.  This is a class act! 


R. Sosenko

Everything was just perfect. The gulf view was to die for!    Mar 17, 2018

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This was our first visit to Cape San Blas, but will not be our last!

We had the best time ever!.

My husband and I, along with our 2 golden retrievers, and my sister and her husband loved everything about this place.The Barrier Dunes townhomes are wonderful and the beach is so beautiful. The fact that it is dog friendly just tops the cake!

The people we met were so friendly and some of the nicest I have met in a long time.

We stayed at Walking On Sunshine, the corner-end unit,  and everything was just perfect.  The gulf view was to die for!

Wendy is great and responded immediately to any questions we had or issues that needed to be addressed.

We barely got home, and are already planning our next trip to the Cape.  Cannot wait!


The Charney Family

We would rent this same place again and again.    Dec 28, 2017

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Everything was beautiful and the view was spectacular. We would rent this same place again and again.


The DeAtley Family

Very much enjoyed our stay at the Cape, and the home was just perfect for our family!    Nov 18, 2017

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Thank you so very much for quickly returning the earrings and cuddly toy that we left behind! You made two kids quite happy to get them back!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Cape, and the home was just perfect for our family! It was very cozy and comfortable for the seven of us, and the oceanfront view and easy access to the beach were great. Our grand-dog also enjoyed her visit and seemed to feel right at home. It was nice that we could include her in our trip as we do not like leaving any “family members” behind!
We loved touring the area and visiting the Trading Post (they seemed to have almost anything you could need). Port St. Joe was a lovely little city with great places to shop and eat. All in all…we just had a wonderful time and definitely plan to return!
Thanks for your assistance in making our reservations as well as making sure all was in order for our visit, and especially for the quick return of our left-behind items!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season…


Sherry Smith

The Condo was immaculate & the views were GORGEOUS!    Nov 13, 2017

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What a relaxing, wonderful time my husband, Craig, our Golden Retriever Sophie and I had while staying in Walking on Sunshine last week. The condo was immaculate, fully stocked with anything you might need other than your actual food. The beachfront view from the balconies were so gorgeous. Watching the sunset was so very beautiful and peaceful. We loved the beach- so clean and white soft sand between our toes! The ocean water couldn't be clearer or prettier with the hues of blue and green. It was a getaway to recover from my Moms passing . so the beauty and serenity I felt there was so good for us. Sophie loved the ocean and played twice a day for a few hours each playing her retriever game of fetch ball in the ocean. Thank you so much.


Barbara Bonner

We enjoyed our visit immensely! The children loved the loft.    Oct 14, 2017

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We enjoyed our visit immensely! The children loved the loft. They called it "their room." Not only did they have a blast at the beach my six-year-old grandson learned how to swim at the pool. Thank you so much! 


Katherine Baskin

Walkin’ on Sunshine    Apr 29, 2017

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Katherine Baskin (April/May 2017)
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!



This place is immaculate!    Oct 09, 2016

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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.
Thank you!!


Anna Eddy

The place was immaculate, had all the necessary staples!    Oct 08, 2016

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Anna Eddy (October 2016)
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.
Thank you!!



Beautifully furnished condo. We loved our stay!    Oct 01, 2016

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Our stay in Walking on Sunshine was such a blessing for my family.  The condo was furnished beautifully and the kitchen was very well stocked.  Our four legged babies loved digging in the sand and the beach was terrific!!!   Thanks so much for the great service. We will be returning!



The Cape was great and Walking on Sunshine was amazing!    Sep 01, 2016

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Thank you so much for being so accommodating! The Cape was great and Walking on Sunshine was amazing!  The only thing we regret about our stay is that it was too short! We loved that we were able to bring our dog. She had a blast hanging out on the beach with us all day. After such a positive experience, we think we will make this our new family vacation spot!
Thanks for everything!!


Mike Golding

This is the 5th condo rental we have done and by far the best!    Aug 12, 2016

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Mike Golding (August 2016)
Just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our week.  This is the 5th condo rental we have done and by far the best!  Everything was great!  
We would like to reserve the same week next year.