SPECIALS March 5 - 19 * Family& Pet Friendly Beach

Beach Front Pool - 1 of 2 in Barrier Dunes!
Beach Front Pool - 1 of 2 in Barrier Dunes!Enjoy 2 Pools & Lighted Tennis Courts in Barrier DThe Cape San Blas Beaches are Pet Friendly & so are our rentals!Looking for a place to have unforgettable family memories?  There's no place like Cape San Blas!Cape San Blas has no commercialism, no highrise condo's and 1/2 the Cape consists of State Park--right next to Barrier Dunes -- if a peaceful paradise is what you're looking for, you've found it!Living area of Cape Escape II - ON a lake and 200We have 3 BEACH FRONT Cape San Blas Rentals as welEnjoy Horseback Riding ON the beach!Romance with a beach sunset
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555 Barrier Dunes Dr, Cape San Blas, FL 32456

$2395/week - March 5 - 19 Take $600 off our DIRECT BEACHFRONTS!

For stays between 3/5/16 and 3/19/16

Enjoy any of our DIRECT beach front openings for $600 off week or $100 off nightly and watch the dolphins go by from most of the rooms in the homes! Fully loaded rentals and Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 heated, 1 direct beachfront) AND Tennis. See our personal site for details on each one! TheCapeEscape (you know the rest!)



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $150 - $325
Per week: $995 - $1,895
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Cape San Blas vacation condo rental
Cape San Blas Vacation Rental in Barrier Dunes.

We offer 13 rentals, all in Barrier Dunes on the Cape. They range from direct beach front to no further than 200 paces to the beach.

All come with everything from beach chairs to Wifi, right down to the laundry detergent and spices to ensure the most comfortable beach home away from home we can offer. Expect them to be well-maintained, tastefully furnished and comfortable! You can always expect great, personal service!

All of our Cape San Blas vacation rentals are located in Barrier Dunes, a safe, gated community located just outside the gates to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which encompasses the last 10 of the 20 miles of Cape San Blas.

Barrier Dunes offers 2 pools (1 direct beach front & 1 solar heated), lighted tennis courts (the only tennis courts on Cape San Blas), 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations throughout and a boat washing station. Barrier Dunes offers a wonderful, family and pet friendly environment ..no clubs nearby so no party crowds-- even spring break!!

Cape San Blas is a pet friendly beach located 50 miles SE of Panama City between Port St. Joe & Apalachicola, just East of Mexico Beach & West of St. George Island on NW Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast!

SPECIALS WILL BE ON THE RATES & SPECIALS page of our personal site @ TheCapeEscape (you know the rest).

Owners Provide GREAT AMENITIES: Beach chairs, beach cart, boogie board, beach toys, cooler, laundry detergent, spices, dishwashing detergent, pet towels, Wifi, all linens for the home & MORE! Everything we can think of to help with your packing & provide an outstanding Cape Escape!


Cape San Blas is often called: St. Joseph Peninsula, Cape Sand Blas, Cape San Blass, Cape San Blast, Cape Sand Blas, Cape Sanblas...among other things!
Area Information
Cape San Blas, FL is 20 miles long & a mile wide at the widest point! St. Joseph Bay is on 1 side & the Gulf of Mexico is on the other. 10 of the 20 miles consists of St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Your dog is welcome on the beach with NO TIME RESTRICTIONS! Recently ranked the #1 beach in the USA by Dr. Stephen Leatherman & regularly ranked the best DOG FRIENDLY BEACH in the US!

The beauty is that Cape San Blas is still uncrowded, non-commercialized & pristine! No commercialism & no highrise condos & 50% of the Cape being state park afford for long walks on unspoiled white sand beaches with no wild crowds!

Barrier Dunes is a secure, gated community with 2 fantastic pools. 1 is located directly on the dunes with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico & the white sand beaches of Cape Sand Blas. Barrier Dunes also has lighted tennis courts, boat washing area, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, boardwalks throughout & several pet stations!

St. Joseph Peninsula State Park is located right next door to Barrier Dunes and offers excellent access to the bay as well as 7 miles of undeveloped, unpaved pristine wilderness area, bay access, & beach. The park also has a boat ramp! The clear water bay is one of the cleanest in Florida & provides excellent snorkeling, boating, fishing, crabbing & scalloping.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Wendy Jackson

Wendy Jackson

  • School:

    SHAPE American High School, Virginia Tech
  • Work:

    Cape Escape Vacation Rentals, LLC
  • About:

    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 had 3 properties, all in Barrier Dunes, and were discovering more we loved about the Cape every trip!...
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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 31 2016 Feb 28 2016 - - $995 $2,600 1 Week
Feb 28 2016 Apr 11 2016 $325 $325 $1,850 - 3 Nights
Apr 09 2016 May 21 2016 $250 $250 $1,550 $4,485 3 Nights
May 21 2016 Aug 13 2016 $325 $325 $1,895 - 3 Nights
Aug 14 2016 Sep 12 2016 $225 $225 $1,495 - 3 Nights
Sep 12 2016 Oct 31 2016 $195 $195 $1,195 $3,385 3 Nights
Oct 31 2016 Nov 29 2016 $150 $150 $995 $2,785 3 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 12%
Deposits: $300 RSVP deposit converts to a fully refundable damage waiver.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $100 pet fee for 1st dog, $50 for each additional pet. Large / big dogs very welcome! We only asked that your pets are well behaved!



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Linens Provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (15 miles)
  • Bicycling
  • Pool
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (20 miles)
  • Boating
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (20 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (12 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Park
    (1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (15 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We also provide a beach cart, beach chairs, beach toys, laundry detergent, dish soap, video library, games, books and more! You won't find a more well-stocked vacation rental!

We have a full page of our amenities on our personal site along with 11 years of past guest comments. SEE our site at TheCapeEscape (you know the rest).

Reviews (11)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Cape San Blas, Florida

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“ Excellent ”
11 reviews


Seymour, TN USA


July 30, 2015

This Was Our Second Trip To Cape Sans Blas And Barrier Dunes's Condos. Both Years We Have Loved The Condos That We Have Rented. This Year The Condo Dwas On One Of The Lakes/ponds. We Loved It And Will Return In The Coming Years. Great Place To Visit And Great Condos!



Albuquerque, NM USA

Beautiful pet friendly spot!

March 25, 2015

Drove from NOLA with my youngest daughter and her 9 month old boxer puppy. It was his first time at the beach and getting in the salty water. We splashed and laughed to see him having such fun! Went for several walks on this very white sand beach running into a large jelly fish! The sunsets were amazing and the ice cream place within walking distance was a treat! Number 91 is a quick walk to the beach and found it very comfortable and very well supplied. Feeding the turtles in the pond below was such a treat! This was our second time at the Cape and we're sure to go back.

Wendy Jackson

Owner's reply:

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Barrier Dunes 91 - Cape Escape II. The beaches are indeed beautiful!

I'm glad you found it well supplied! We try and keep all 13 of our Cape San Blas rentals in Barrier Dunes feeling like home so you can focus on the beach and the family!

I'll look forward to having you back again!

Wendy Jackson
Cape Escape Vacation Rentals

Rita Baker

Rita Baker

Nashville, TN

Just what the doctor ordered

March 20, 2014

Nicely furnished, well stocked condo, with easy access to the beach. Comes with beach chairs, umbrellas, kitchen, and laundry supplies that you won't have to travel with! Home away from home!

Wendy Jackson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for the kind review! Glad you were able to get away and relax at the beach and I hope the Doc orders some more R & R soon so you can come back and enjoy some more time at Cape San Blas soon! We enjoyed having you!

Wendy Jackson
Cape Escape Vacation Rentals

Debbie Snell Archer

Debbie Snell Archer

Marietta GA

Well Stocked & Decorated Rental - Beautiful Beach

October 11, 2012

We stayed in Barrier Dunes 177 - Waters Edge. It was just a few steps to the beach and the beahc front pool. It had everything we could image provided. We definitely over packed....it was like a home away from home and very relaxing! The beach was beautiful. White sand, no crowded and our dogs had a fabulous time. The beach is pristine! We saw wonderful sunsets every night, had a bonfire on the beach and just relaxed. The beach front pool was awesome. Wendy was great to work with...answered all of our many questions promptly and everything exceeded our expectations! We will be regulars at this beach since it's just 6 hrs from Atlanta! Thank you for everything!

Nikki Ehlinger

Nikki Ehlinger

lees summit mo usa

Ehlingers paradise 2012

August 10, 2012

The townhome was wonderful. The walk to the beach was just around the corner and very well kept up beach. It is very pet friendly and amazing how everyone picks up and keeps the area clean. Its paradise and fun for all ages. My family wants to make Cape San Blas a tradition for every year.

Wendy Jackson

Owner's reply:

I'm so glad you and your family had a wonderful trip! We would love to have you back again any time you want another Cape Escape!

Barb Newlove

Barb Newlove

ontario canada

pet paradise

March 22, 2011

had a wonderfull holiday and the best part was having our bichon/poodle with us. would love to do this again in the future. our accomodations were top notch. for sure we,ll be back john and barb

Tom Baird

Tom Baird

Tallahassee, Florida

Wonderful site

November 24, 2010

The condo we rented was on the beach which afforded magnificent views and easy access. The condo was well equipped, clean and tidy. Reservations and arrangements for our stay were easy, friendly and efficient to make. We'll definitely rent there again. We had a very pleasant stay.

Beverly Rood

Beverly Rood

Remsenburg, NY

Beautiful Beaches & Sunsets

April 6, 2010

The beaches at Cape San Blas are great. The sand is so white and soft, and it was so pleasant to walk and find shells. Barrier Dunes condo #30 is very comfortable, only steps to the beach and very close to the larger pool. It is just a short walk to the tennis court and other pool. Our children are older so it was nice to have a lot of privacy between rooms. You do need to bring a lot with you, all your food and if you are driving, beach chairs and towels, as restaurants and food stores are quite a drive. But once you are there all you do is relax.

Jane Cahill

Jane Cahill

Ontario Canada

Great Family Vacation/Beautiful, Uncrowded Beaches

March 28, 2009

I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed Turtle Crawl & Barrier Dunes. You had almost everything anyone would need. I wasn't sure what to expect as I have never rented a vacation home over the internet or without a friends recommendation but we loved Barrier Dunes and the area. The grounds were lovely and the condo was immaculate and so nicely decorated. We loved the walks on the beach, watching the dolphins, collecting shells and so much more. We also went horseback riding on the beach and booked a boating/snorkeling trip with Seahorse Safaris. I have to thank you for all the information you provided on your website. We used all of it. This was a great trip and so easy to do with our dogs. We were able to take them most everywhere. Being able to take them on the beach made it so easy. I also have to comment on how clean and well maintained the grounds are. Wendy, thanks again for your assistance.

Robin Holley

Robin Holley

Canton, GA USA

Great Vacation

September 30, 2008

My family had a wonderful experience at the Barrier Dunes. It was myself, my husband and daughter and our two Golden Retrievers. The condo was great and had everything we needed for the beach. The weather was wonderful and we came home with a great collection of shells. We rented a boat one day and actually had about six dolphins playing around our boat for about an hour. We will definitely be back.

Donna Swilley

Donna Swilley

Conyers, GA USA

Beautiful Beaches

July 2, 2008

The beaches were beautiful and the condo was comfortable. Nicely decorated and stocked with all the necessities. The community is very family and pet friendly. Very laid back. I enjoyed walking my dog several times per day and at least once a day on the beach. Watch out for the occasional idiot pet owner who doesn't keep there pet on a leash. Most owners, though, are very responsible. Pitiful cell phone signal on the cape, which I actually enjoyed once I recovered from withdrawal.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Jeffrey Moore, July 2010
We are on the road headed back to Tennessee. We had a fantastic time in Barrier Dunes on Cape San Blas! I have a feeling Cape San Blas will be replacing our usual summer beach destination. In fact, there is already talk among the family about a return trip sometime later this year! Thanks again for our help and assistance in arranging our vacation rental this week!

Rita Gleason, August 2010
We really enjoyed our stay at the condo and Cape San Blas! It was a relaxing place for all of us. We had a gareat time scalloping and got our quotas for the day. Our daughter and son-in-law wer the King and Queen of finding the scallops! Thier first time and they loved it!

We saw 2 turtles swimming in the bay and dolphins feeding on bait fish. It was neat. We enjoyed the evening sunsets and rainbox. Dakata enjoyed wading on the beach beach....wish he could have experienced this in his younger days. Thanks again for your all your hlep and we look forward to another trip to the Cape!

Cindy and Michael Townsend, Aug/Sept. 2010
Our trip to the Cape was absolutely fantastic! Pelican View was awesome and had everything we needed. My husband enjoyed the trip very much....many changes since he was last there, but all GOOD! We had 1 stormy day but we went exploring in Port St. Joe, Indian Pass, Apalachicola & St. George Island. Ate at the Indian Pass Raw Bar and at Boss Oyster House in Apalachicola---both places were AWESOME! Nothing like fresh raw oysters, steamed shrimp and bay scallops!! We went horseback riding on the beach with Two-Bit" and they were great...beautiful horses...lots of fun! Being on the Cape with the beach literally at our back door (and having the beach practically ALL to ourselves) was so amazing...we got to see several pods of dolphins swim by one morning RIGHT in front of us! Must have been 14-16 of those beautiful creatures! ALl in all I have to say it is one of the BEST vacations EVER...we will definitely be back.

Thank you SO much for all your attention to details, your timely responses to emails and for helping us plan and experience such a wonderful vacation!

Tom and Margaret Clelland, October 2010
We loved it! We had everything we needed. Our pups loved it as well. My English Bulldog thinks she is a bird chasing waterdog now! I had to call Donna (NOTE: Donna is our wonderful local manager) with a couple of questions and she was great. I'll send you some pictures in a few days.

We would like to come back for a week next April. I'll know our schedule in a few days and give you a call!

Valerie and Tim Holt, April/May 2008

Just wanted to give you a report on our trip to the Cape. We really enjoyed your beautiful condo and furnishings..... the weather was beautiful, cool and crisp. We went to St. Joseph State Park and hiked the trails, took day trips to Apalachicola and to Port St. Joe.

I love how your condo is decorated, great taste! I especially enjoyed your window seat. Did lots of reading and enjoyed sitting on the balcony off the living room and listening to the water fountain with the lake view--very soothing and relaxing.

All in all, it was a most wonderful getaway and thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful place!

Meredith Presnell, June 2007

We had a wonderful week on the Cape. This is our second year and we are definitely planning to go back next year! We love it there and so do our boxers, Louie and Abby. Casa Del Sol was great and had everything we needed. The day before coming to the Cape we had bought a new house and moved, so we were definitely in need of some rest and relaxation! We did not want to come home. Thank you again for providing a place where the entire family can come to enjoy vacation together!

Laurie Walker, May/June 2007

The place was wonderful and we all enjoyed it so much. There was not a thing we could wish for in the condo. We have plans of going back next year as our visiting friends enjoyed it so much. Our dogs had so much fin and lots of walks around the condos, but they didn't care for the beach. Too old I guess. They loved the condo too and I took their big dog pillow along. I thought the doggie bags (provided in Barrier Dunes) were a great idea--I had forgotten to bring bags so it was just another great touch!

Needless to say we all had a fabulous time. It was very uncommercialized and everything was there one could wish for, just bring clothing and food!

Mike & Margo Holland, Lithia Springs, GA (October/November 2006)

Here is a brief note about our stay! Mike is dying to see his girl immortalized on your website!

Wow -- we had a great time! Believe it or not, we actually enjoyed the drive down. Going through the little towns gave us a lot to see -- and we made good time! When we reached Port St.Joe and the water opened up before us we really got excited! It was only a short drive longer and we were on the Cape pulling into Barrier Dunes. We loved the condo -- it had everything we needed! Martha (our Lab) especially loved the deck and the lake (she jumped in it almost every morning much to our chagrin!) and my husband fished off the deck (he caught several good sized Brim, but threw them back) and we fed the ducks and the turtles. Fun!

Shortly after we arrived and unpacked, we headed to the beach. The wind was up and the was were crashing in. There was a beautiful sunset. Martha, who had never been to the beach before, practically dragged us down the boardwalk to get tot he beach. She had been smelling the ocean since Port St. Joe and had to know what big body of water was our there! There were some fellow vacationers on the beach and after making sure they were okay with us letting Martha off her leash, off she went! We have never seen our dog so happy and we will alway cherish the video of her first beach experience. She ran and ran -- into the water -- down the beach and back again! Everyone just laughed because it was obvious that she was in heaven!! Needless to say, that night and every night on Cape San Blas we had one TIRED little girl!!

Our weather was text book perfect. Mid 70's, clear and sunny. We could not have asked for better. We spent our mornings exploring the "Forgotten Coast", Mexico Beach, Panama City (please don't bother!!), Appalach (quaint shops, old historic homes and good restaurants -- we ate at Boss Oyster and brought Martha -- it was great!). Our favorite restaurant was in Port St. Joe and it was the Dockside Cafe at the Marina (again with Martha). We also went to Peppers for Mexican (margaritas!).

The beach is beautiful. On the weekend there were three other couples and during the week maybe one or two -- we had it all to ourselves!! The people we did meet were all extremely nice (and doggy friendly). We really enjoyed the opportunity to experience a vacation with our beloved Martha. Sitting on the beach with our pup at our side was the best. Long walks looking for shells and enjoying the wildlife topped our list. The dolphins played right in front of us every afternoon and we also saw plenty of deer, a fox, sting rays, a shark and lots of turtles!!

Thank you for a great week and we hope to be back again next year!!

Shelley Doyle and Family, Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada (December 2006)

We have returned from our vacation to Florida and I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for letting us rent your condo at the Cape for a week. It was truly the best part of our vacation. I wish I had know what a "paradise" you had before we booked our second week in Daytona. It was nice to meet your husband! Again, thank you for a wonderful vacation and I am hoping that we will be able to return again. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.

Dawn Lamb, West Lafayette, IN (December 2006/January 2007)

We had a wonderful stay at your place. We were so comfortable there and I cannot think of another thing we could have needed. Bringing in 2007 at the beach was awesome and we will have those memories forever. A little hectic since we returned, but as soon as I can download the pictures from the camera I will send you some! Thanks again...we hope to return!

p.s. I received the deposit check. Thanks for being so prompt. I sent some info about your place to some friends of mine who are looking for somewhere to stop on their way down to the Keys. I gave you glowing reviews. I think they would really like it there.

Robert and Mireille Bourgetef, Piedmont, QC, Canada (February 2007)

It was indeed a pleasure to do business with you and your professionalism is outstanding by all means! Beach House Too was very comfortable and we did appreicate all the little extras we found in the condo. We moved out early in Friday to avoid bad weither going home and got here on Sunay. We will keep in touch with you for next year and maybe some family will join us!

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  • School:

    SHAPE American High School, Virginia Tech
  • Work:

    Cape Escape Vacation Rentals, LLC
  • About:

    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 had 3 properties, all in Barrier Dunes, and were discovering more we loved about the Cape every trip!...
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