Best deal on the cape, pet freindly/pets stay free
|Per night||$100 - $125|
|Per week||$600 - $975|
The "occupied area" of the peninsula stretches from the park entrance to Salinas Park. The Cape offers the tranquil waters of St. Joseph Bay on one side and white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico on the other. The area is known for great fishing, scalloping and a relaxed family setting. Port St. Joe is a ten-minute drive and offers quaint shopping, a full-service marina and coastal restaurants. Cape San Blas and Indian Pass areas are considered low-density, low-rise areas.
|Dec 01 2015||Mar 02 2017||-||-||-||$1,200||3 Months|
|Aug 13 2016||Nov 01 2016||$100||$125||$775||-||5 Nights|
|Nov 01 2016||Dec 01 2016||-||$100||$600||-||3 Nights|
|Mar 26 2017||May 28 2017||$100||$125||$700||-||3 Nights|
|May 28 2017||Aug 13 2017||-||-||$975||-||1 Week|
|Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 12|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: linen/cleaning-125|
Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Cape San Blas, Florida
Mattoon, IL USA
Best vacation ever!
May 15, 2016
My husband, two dogs and I visited Cape San Blas in May 2016. It was the best vacation ever. The condo was exactly as promised. Clean, neat, roomy and fully equipped. We ate our meals on the balcony overlooking the lake and enjoyed watching the turtles sunning and swimming. We also had a view of the gulf from the 3rd floor balcony. We spent our days on beach with our dogs just relaxing and unwinding. The dogs also enjoyed the beach and we all enjoyed meeting new friends. Everyone was so friendly and kind. The best part was that the cape is for the most part uncomercialized. We visited local resturants that served delicious food and ice cream. The sunsets were beautiful as well as the visiting dolphins. This vacation was just what we needed to relax and unwind from our hectic everyday schedules. We would highly reccomend this vacation rental as a place to visit.
Great time in the Sun.
September 15, 2015
We had a great time at the Cape as usual. We had great weather as well..The condo has all we need to feel right at home.. Thanks to Gary for all your help.
Family Beach Trip
August 3, 2015
We just returned from our family beach trip. The condo was awesome. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook a few meals. It was only a short walk to the beach and I loved the fact that the beach was so secure that we were able to leave our tent and chairs down there all week and didn't have to carry them back and forth. This was our first trip to Cape San Blas and we absolutely loved it and will be back. We had no issues with the condo at all. Everything was exactly like they state in the write up. The Cape is very peaceful and relaxing.
Virginia Oma Thompson
July 20, 2015
My family and I spent a wonderful two weeks at this condo. In the first week my daughter and I saw a bobcat there out on the main road. I spotted a deer at the beach close to the State park property. The vacation was just what I needed. It was quiet and peaceful. The weekend we left it filled to capacity, and I was so glad that we got to stay there before the crowd arrived. I barely left the condo facility and that was just fine by me! We had one slight problem getting into the condo, but a quick call to Gary fixed our problem right up. My sister and her husband were staying at her father's house at Mexico beach and they came out one night for dinner. My daughter had a great time fishing on the beach and we loved sea shell combing on the beach every day. My daughter in law and granddaughter also came to stay with us the second week and she finished up her last week of home school and loved every minute of her stay at the beach. I even got to teach her how to swim at the club house pool. I would definitely stay here again!
June 22, 2015
Just returned from the cond. First time going to Cape San Blas, it was wonderful. Everything in the condo was so nice. Hope to go back next year.
Clay, AL USA
Away from it all!
June 15, 2015
My family enjoyed a wonderful week at the condo! The beach was truly just a few minute's walk, the pool and grounds were beautiful. It was very nice to enjoy a beach that was not packed with people like the high-density areas we had visited before. The condo was well stocked with linens and kitchen supplies and was clean and comfortable. The only "negative" is something which truly can not be helped...there is very poor cell phone service on the cape! Gary was extremely easy to work with and quickly responded to any questions that I had. I will definitely consider returning here for future vacations!
Wonderful December trip / Barrier Dunes 441
December 10, 2014
I spent the first week of December first at Sandestin (3 nights) then met up with my son and his fiancee at Cape San Blas. We had 7 days of pure sunshine and warm temps for Dec. Was not expecting temps in the high 70's so this was a plus. My two labs had a blast and my oldest labbie, Jackson, had a little trouble go up the stairs of the condo so I came up with a system that lifted his back legs and took the weight off; towel under his hindquarters and lifted/assisted him. I mention this only because if you have an older dog; don't let the stairs stop you from renting. I weigh the same as Jackson and could easily do this; made the experience much more pleasant knowing that my furkids were happy too. Pet stations are all over the property; great! We had all the necessities to cook almost all our meals and I even cooked a big turkey in the oven. There is a selection of movies onsite and the cable was more than adequate; but then I wasn't there to watch TV! Walked on the beach everyday and napped in the sand to the sound of the gentle surf. Worst part of the trip was going home again. But glad to know that I can come back again. Gary was such a wonderful host - returned my calls promptly and cleared up any little issue quickly.
October 28, 2014
I never received a response to my inquiry so rented another property.
Anna Maria Santiago Barris-Coole
Had a great time!
October 12, 2014
We had a very enjoyable stay. Our rental was clean and a short walk to the beach. Our 2 dogs had a wonderful time with our daily walk/runs on the beach and daily swims. My husband and I enjoyed the nearby pool and listening to the sounds of the beach waves. Gary (the Owner) was very easy to work with & quick to respond to my emails. We will be back. Thank u Gary!
You get what you pay for
September 21, 2014
Affordable townhouse Great beach
Excellent, wonderful location
August 27, 2014
We just spent 10 wonderful days in Cape San Blas. Gary's house with our 3 year old Golden Retriever. The house is comfortable with everything you need. Fully equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, parking and 2 amazing decks. We had some great BBQ's with the gas grill even cooked some fish we caught. The beach is beautiful and a short walk from the house, the ocean is wonderful. Gary is quick to respond to any questions or concerns. I would highly recommend this property and dealing with Gary. Thank you Gary we will be back next year for sure.
Retreat at the Gulf
July 10, 2014
This is a nice unit in the Barrier Dunes community and has been remodeled and very pretty. This was our fifth stay in the unit. It is very comfy and has a well equipped kitchen with a nice open area to the dining/living area that opens to a deck with a new grill. Deck is large and overlooks a pond. It is just a couple minutes walk to the beach and there is a Gulf view from the upper deck. This is a pretty and well maintained community that is also pet friendly. I love this place. This is a pretty unit and was a nice surprise to see the updates on flooring and furniture. The owner is responsive and helpful.
Great time on the Cape
June 23, 2014
Had a wonderful time, unit was convenient to pool and beach, the owner was quick to respond with any questions we had. We plan on staying here again next year. Cape San Blas is like no other beach destination we've visited, you don't want to leave and when you get home you just want to go back! Great rental property!
Great Condo-short walk to the pet friendly beach
May 15, 2014
If you have not been to Cape San Blas it is one of the most laid back relaxing places you can spend your vacation. This condo is just a short walk to the beach....2 minutes. Very open and spacious condo with a large bedroom upstairs. You can see the ocean in the distance from your decks and you also have a great view of one of the ponds which are full of turtles and fish. The best deal in the Barrier Dunes complex! Will definitely be back!
Sweet Cottage by the Gulf
May 12, 2014
Everything in the owner's description is right on target. The beach is a short easy walk, you can see the Gulf from the deck and hear the surf. The outdoor shower was enjoyed by all including our dog who got a bath several times. Leslie was a pleasure to work with and checked on us to make sure all was good. We especially enjoyed stopping at St. Joe Shrimp Co. For fresh shrimp, grouper, and tuna then cooking on the outside grill. We will be back!
Troy Anthony Cable
Excellent proximity to the beach!
May 2, 2014
We just got back from our three week stay at Gary's townhouse and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so nice to have the dogs with us and they certainly enjoyed the beach. The location was great, you could walk in two minutes from anywhere on the property to the beach. I was a little concerned when we first got there because of the nature/smell to the place. Just inside the front door, the two rugs smelled a little mildew, but I washed them and it took out most of the smell. Because of the weather, we only turned on the AC a couple of times, but it worked very well. My biggest complaint was the cell phone service but of course Gary cannot do anything about that. It was fun running into Port St. Joe for food or dinners but be warned, it's a LONG trip into the town and the road construction didn't make it any better. Thank you Gary for an unforgettable vacation and we plan on using your place again!!
Not well equipped
November 21, 2013
Very nice beach and codo clean and close to beach. With a $125 cleaning and linen fee expected linens. Only two bath towels for a week stay. One dish towel. Two partial rolls of toilet paper. No paper towels. Contacted owner who said he would have cleaners drop off more towels...never happened. Not items we thought we needed to bring.
Great vacation for me and my dogs!!
September 9, 2013
Easy directions and great location in complex. End unit. Boardwalks to beach were not marked but when we found the closest one it was easy access to beach. Thought it was great that everyone left their chairs and umbrellas set up all day and night to not only save their spot but so you wouldn't have to carry everything back and forth. No one messed with your stuff...........guess I've been in the big city too long!!!!! The beach and weather were fantastic! No wave runner rentals, no parasailing, no tee shirt shops on every corner. Just quiet beautiful beaches with fish jumping and dolphins playing. We didn't want to cook dinner so food was a long trip into St. Joe. Went to Coneheads on the Cape one night. It was good but the next day it was closed for 2 days. Horseback riding with the Rockin' M Ranch is a must!! Our guide Russell was awesome. As we're riding along the waters edge dolphins started swimming and jumping close to shore. It doesn't get any better then that!! The condo was comfortable and the perfect size for our needs. Didn't smell like past dogs stayed there. Lots of grass right outside of condo to walk your dogs. A nice place to stay. Saw turtles sunning in the pond off the living room deck. Nice view of ocean in distance from upstairs deck. I've been wanting to come to Cape San Blas with my dogs for several years and it was everything I dreamed it would be. The dogs slept for 2 days when we got home! Great to meet so many dog lovers also having fun on the beach. Thanks Gary for being so easy to work with. Hope to stay again one day.
Needs updating but worked fine for us
May 22, 2013
Gary the owner is very quick to respond to inquiries and tried to remedy the one problem we had. (The cleaners no showed) he offered us several options which we appreciated. The one bedroom townhome on 3 levels is showing its age. The carpet is older, not all the burners work on the stove, but who needs them all when your on vacation. The grill worked great and he provided the gas. The towels are old and not fluffy. The bedding is older. But the bed was comfortable and we slept well, the shower had great water pressure and plenty of hot water. We had tons of room for the two of us and two dogs to stretch out. There is a balcony off the master bedroom on the top floor and another off of the main floor. Parking is under the building and large vehicles may barely fit. Since we only had one car we could easily store our kayaks and bikes in the parking area and back the truck in. But if your coming with multiple cars be aware you all must park in the one driveway under the house. There is a hose too, handy to wash the dogs off after the beach. The entry has multiple hooks so we could drop our shoes, leashes etc, there before going upstairs, very handy. The photo is really the view off the back deck - you see the pond, and the palm trees and the gulf beyond. Great location. Dog walk areas close by and are kept clean all the time. Awesome dog friendly. In the complex there is an area to wash your boat. The complex is older but very well maintained. Lots of mature landscaping, nice ponds and boardwalks, 3-4 beach access points. Bring dish soap (has a very small dishwasher that can work if you put a lot of detergent in) but its easier to hand wash. Bring hand soap for bathrooms, hair dryer, Bring toilet paper, others had left some paper towels and some garlic salt and garlic pepper. We ended up just using grocery bags for trash bags in the small cans. Bring a beach umbrella to use in the table on the deck. Gets hot out there in the afternoon. Bring pillows if your fussy. Overall - he gave us a great deal for a week, so we were happy for the price we paid. We didn't stress about the dogs since the rugs and everything is a bit worn. It was comfortable, didn't smell bad. So we would definately come again if we got another great deal like we did.
Paul W Glass
Best of 441
April 19, 2013
This is indeed a great place to stay. We stayed Dec. through most of march and had a wonderful time. The panhandle is a bit cooler than mid florida but the tranquility of the area more than makes up for it. The state park and paved bike trail just outside the gate were exactly what we were looking for. Another trip to the cape will be on our agenda soon. Thanks to Gary for making our winter the best that it could be.
April 8, 2013
My son and I came down for Spring Break. The place was perfect for us. We had a few issues with the place but Gary was very easy to work with. We had a very relaxing but fun vacation and we hope to return next year.
Campbellford, Ontario Canada
April 5, 2013
This home was clean, well looked atfer and the owners were most co operative and caring due to ill health while on vacation. We stayed for 3 months and will go back again next year. All the people were great, the beach was clean and not crowded. The Trading Post had the best pizza and steaks.
January 24, 2013
Dog friendly beach at its best. We planned our trip around our 10 year old Golden Retriever who loves sand and beaches. Overall, oure stay was excellent, however, the unit was not cleaned upon arrival and linens not cleaned, but the owner made it right and we appreciated it! This trip was more important than we realized, our Golden past away this last week and am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend the quality time on Cape San Blas!
North Arlington, NJ USA
September 29, 2012
This is a great spot to stay. The house is 200 steps from the beach. It is a very accomodating home. Mostly everything you need is right at your fingertips. Would definitely go back and stay there again.
Dawn A. Stancel
July 22, 2012
This was truly a great deal on the cape. My family and I went in July and while the rain did try to damper our experience it was great to be in a condo and not a hotel. To be able to relax and not be on top of one another is a plus! The appliances in the condo worked great, had no complaints other than the telephone couldn't get a dial tone but that could have been the user and not the phone itself, may have been due to the wi-fi set up don't know. The condo is literally about 200 feet from the water and near both pools one at the beach and the other at the tennis courts (which no one really used but I preferred since there was maybe 2-4 people verses the other). There is no phone service, literally on the whole peninsula, may be able to pick up two bars if you are lucky so if you really need to get away go to Cape San Blas!
July 15, 2012
This review is long overdue, but we are still mesmerized by the experience we had. We were looking for a serene vacation spot away from the city and it was perfect for us and our small dog. Being pet friendly was a huge plus! We happily spent hours lounging on the beach or sitting on the back deck taking in the beautiful scenery. It was truly a joy. The Brown's were a pleasure to work with and honest to their word in everything they promised. We hope to come back soon and highly recommend it. Thank you, and God bless.
Awesome relaxing vacation!!!
July 3, 2012
After arriving the same day as Tropical storm Debby, we had a few days of nasty weather. However, the comfort of this rental made the time go by easily. Due to its spacious layout, the kids were not too cramped like other places we had been and they did not complain of having to be stuck indoors until the storm passed. Rental 441 is a perfect location to the beach and pool. It has all of the necessities required for cooking and bathing; including a washer and dryer. The ponds were beautiful. Gary was very helpful in helping me make my last minute arrangements and he even gave me the best traveling directions from our home in West Virginia. I appreciate everything he has done to make this the best vacation possible and I have already recommended this unit to others. We have found a new vacation paradise -- thanks Gary and God Bless!
July 1, 2012
I stayed the week of June 16th with my three sons 16, 12, and 11. We enjoyed having everything we needed on site. We fished from the surf in the morning, cathing lady fish, pompano, flounder, etc. In the afternoons we enjoyed time in the two pools and the tennis courts. One added bonus was cathing large mouth bass out of the small ponds on site The townhome was well equiped and very comfy after long days on the beach.. Thanks Gary for a very memorable vacation, we will be back, hopefully soon.
Condo with a View
June 5, 2012
My better half and I spent a week at Barrier Dunes in May and hoped for a relaxing vacation.....as it turned out we rode bikes thru the state park, caught fish off of the park entrance to the bay, caught fish down by the lighthouse (a must see) hiked for miles on the gulf side with narry a person in sight, caught crabs on the bayside and pretty much wore ourselves out.....we needed a vacation from our vacation. The condo is perfect for a couple or small family with decks up and down....views of the sunset every night and exotic turtle ponds. We plan to return every year....we love the wildness and beauty of the park and the cuisine of our own labors.
Valley Springs, AR
June 4, 2012
As a mother of small kids and on a tight budget, I was really picky when I searched the web for a place to rent for my family for vacation. I looked for something that made me feel like my family would be safe and our belonging secure while staying there. I wanted something pretty close to the beach and the swimming pool because that was the two places we were planning to spend most of our time. The kids sure didn't want to walk a mile and my husband didn't want to have to carry the umbrella, chairs, cooler, etc any further that necessary. I wanted something that felt homey and comfortable after a day in the sun. And yes believe it or not I wanted to be able to prepare the meals for my family. Vacations are supposed to be filled with lots of smiles and laughter but I was looking for a little bit of peace and quite too. A little sit on the deck with my man and watch the sun go down over the ocean peacefulness. I found all I was looking for and more when we stayed at the condo we rented from Mr. and Mrs. Brown last week. The condo is located in a gated community so I felt pretty good about the location. The grounds and pool area were kept very clean. I am not good at distances but we were very close to the beach and pool area. I'm talking a short walkway and across the drive. That is it..... One of my kids favorites was the outdoor shower to rinse off the sand and the large garden tube upstairs. With the full kitchen we could stock up and keep our favorite snacks and foods right on hand. After tucking in the little dreamers my husband and I could slide out on the upper deck outside our room and watch the sun go down and talk about how great the day was. We have been home less than 12 hours and can't wait to get to rent the condo again someday. Thanks
May 30, 2012
Just returned from a great week at Cape San Blas!! We've stayed at Barrier Dunes many times, but this was the first time in this condo. It was very clean and well-equipped. Close to both the pools and the beach. Owners were great to work with. We will definitely rent from them again. We were very comfortable in this condo. We love Cape San Blas, the uncrowded beaches, the restaurants in Port St. Joe, Mexico Beach and Appalachicola. We can't wait to come back!
Perfect Escape for Dog Lovers
May 18, 2012
Our first beach adventure with our 15 month-old miniature Aussie and it turned out to be an experience that exceeded our expectations. Great weather, perfect beach, met lots of friendly dog-loving people, and the condo accommodations were more than satisfactory and happily met our needs. My wife noted that the condo was 'dated' and may not have been updated since the late 80's, but from a man's perspective it met the needs, the plumbing and AC worked well and the bed felt great after a day of beach walking and sightseeing. I didn't even care that the condo did not have a flat screen TV, because we were only interested in watching TV in the mornings for the news and the weather forecast. We had a great time and our dog loved the beach (he just wasn't real crazy about the salt water or the daily baths to remove the sand.) Overall, we loved it. We will be back and are definitely looking forward to another visit to Cape Sand Blas.
Tammy Hagen McCracken
April 8, 2012
Cape San Blas is a great location to get away from it all. The house was nice and well equipped; the owner very responsive to our email inquiries. Barrier Dunes is a great location for families and their pets.
October 3, 2011
We loved this place! The area is so beautiful and loved the fact that it was not so commercial as most beaches. My family and my dogs had a wonderful time. The condo was great and the owner was super great to work with. I would most definatly go back a thousand times. :-)
Best Deal On the Cape
September 21, 2011
This Barrier Dunes condo is the best deal on the Cape. The website is accurate and the owner is easy to work with. The condo is spacious and equipped with everything needed, including a gas grill. The master bath has a garden tub (an unexpected bonus), a separate shower, and plenty of hot water. The gated complex is well kept and it's a short walk to the beach via a choice of boardwalks. We saw dolphins on multiple days and one came within 20 feet of where we were in the water. The sunsets are perpendicular to the shoreline, and they were awesome every night but one. A crane joined us during one of them. The beach was not crowded and the state park is an enjoyable walk on the beach. Our only challenge was the oven/stove that was old and a bit tricky to use, not uncommon at the beach. The ice maker was abundant and restocked itself daily, also uncommon at the beach. All in all a great getaway, we will be back.
September 11, 2011
We greatly enjoyed our stay and the beach was wonderful. We hope to be able to return. We would recommend this property to anyone. Thanks for a great time!!
End of the road, Perfect!
September 5, 2011
You're at at the end of the road when you get here. Well, almost, there are a few more homes beyond you . And, of course, the peninsula ends in the pristine state park. You are twenty miles from a real grocery store, pharmacy, etc. Cell phone service is spotty and you straddle two time zones. Oh, those twenty miles are two lane roads hemmed in by tall pines most of the way. When you get there, you will find that Cape San Blas is a bit of unspoiled Florida, the way Florida was before it was scarred by high rise condos. The beaches are wonderful; you can walk the beach from Barrier dunes to the state park. You can bike the length of the Cape and hike wilderness trails in the state park. The unit is a spacious one bedroom town home-you will have to carry everything upstairs as you do in every town home. The kitchen is well equipped-decent pots and pans,. knives that cut and flatware that doesn't bend. The dining and living room are tastefully furnished and there is a fireplace and a deck overlooking the pond. Upstairs is a comfortable king bed, walk in shower and another deck with a gulf view. In sum, this is the ideal space to experience "old Florida."
Cathy Vause Goodman
Barrier Dunes #441
August 15, 2011
We just returned from a week at Cape San Blas with our grandkids and had a wonderful time. The condo was great, even though it was only one bedroom and one and a half bath, it worked out perfect for us. We worked out shower time upstairs and the downstairs bath was convenient for everyone. The kids(17, 16 & 13) loved having the entire downstairs to themselves at night, and we enjoyed our quiet time upstairs. We carried an extra coffee pot for upstairs and had coffee on the balcony each morning which was so relaxing, we didn't go downstairs until we got hungry. There are three stocked ponds that the kids enjoyed fishing in, our granddaughter caught a four pound coi and had so much fun catching it! We spent lots of time at the pool and at night we enjoyed the heated pool or waking on the beach watching the awesome sunsets! I am looking forward to my next trip and I will be sure to stay at this condo. You cannot find a better price anywhere!!! The owners are great to work with! Thanks to the Brown's for sharing their beach home with us!
Atlanta, GA USA
June 27, 2011
I stayed here for 5 days in June and thoroughly enjoyed Cape San Blas and especially this townhouse. It was clean, great location within property to beach and pool!