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SPECIALS to DEC 12* XMAS & NYs OPEN * END UNIT - Gulf Views * 75 stps to beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in Port Saint Joe - Turtle Crawl-Barrier Dunes 191

Family & Pet Friendly Beach *2BR/2BA Just 75 paces to beach on boardwalk *

** 2015 WINNER OF BEST LODGING on the Forgotten Coast by the Port St. Joe Star! **

Scroll down for links (IN OWNER INFORMATION SECTION below map "links to more information) and links to my website for ALL OF MY SPECIALS!

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 and Apalachicola.

Turtle Crawl - Barrier Dunes 191 is a fully updated gulf view rental END UNIT in Barrier Dunes.

Just 75 paces down a boardwalk off your back deck to the beautiful, family & pet-friendly white sand beaches!

It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & it's the 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!

The lower floor spacious living room with large back deck with seating and a gas grill. There is also a dining room and kitchen with all you need for cooking your catch of the day. Finally, there is a full bath and a Queen Bedroom with a private porch, cable TV & DVD.

The entire upper floor is a King Master Suite! Enjoy a private porch with gulf views! Private bathroom (walk in shower and separate garden tub), walk in closet, Flat Screen Cable TV, VCR, 2 wicker chairs & telephone with answering machine & free domestic long distance--everything you need to enjoy your vacation!

You will find there is a laundry room with washer, drier, and even the laundry detergent!

Your family & your dog are always welcome!

Cape San Blas, FL is a quiet peninsula away from the commercialism & crowds of most FL Panhandle beaches! 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 find clean, beautiful, uncrowded white sand beaches & a nice family friendly environment without the wild crowds of other beaches!

Cape San Blas is regularly ranked the #1 Dog-Friendly Beach in America!

LINK In OWNERS INFO section below, under picture of map.

** Choose from 14 Cape San Blas vacation rentals (including 7 DIRECT BEACHFRONT rentals, all in Barrier Dunes & steps apart if you are having a family reunion or need more than 1 rental!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Wendy Jackson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
8 December, 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

SPECIALS to DEC 12* XMAS & NYs OPEN * END UNIT - Gulf Views * 75 stps to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

I will definitely revisit this rental and Cape San Blas in the future!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The condo was perfect and so relaxing. Thank you very much!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Florida

Best place to "Escape" with property management experts!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Wendy - as repeat customers, we knew you were efficient and proactive. Turtle Crawl was a wonderful condo - well stocked including beach chairs and a beach cart! We enjoyed cooking in the condo as well as beach treats as Dockside Café (who allowed our dog to join us) in St. Joe and Indian Creek Raw Bar just down the road. We will be back bringing our friends!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your most recent trip to Cape San Blas and that you like all the additional amenities offered in our rentals! Cape San Blas and the area is a wonderful place to travel with your pup! I'll look forward to hearing from you again when you're ready for another Cape Escape!
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Umatilla, FL

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Turtle Crawl.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Turtle Crawl. It's such a "beachy" house and very relaxing. We actually came there to ride out Hurricane Matthew. What a blessing to have found your lovely house. My sister was visiting from PA and really enjoyed her stay. We loved being able to walk to the beach. We ate at Sunset Grille the last night we were there. The food was good and the view spectacular.

A little bit of history: My husband's great uncle, Ernest Marler, was the Asst. lighthouse keeper at Cape San Blas lighthouse and died in 1938 (he was actually murdered according to historical records, but it is still unknown who did it and why). There is a book published called "Secrets of Cape San Blas!" It's based on Ernest Marler but fictional. Very interesting read. It's a coincidence that the code was the same as the date he died. Also, there was a picture of the lighthouse on the wall. And the master bedroom had a plaque with "Captain's Quarters" on it. My husband is a Captain, his father was a Captain and his grandfather was a Captain. All from Destin, Fl. My husband's name is David Ernest Marler, named after his great uncle. You can imagine our surprise when we arrived to find all of this. It was like it was meant to be!

We would love to come back again when were not escaping storms and can take advantage of all that you have to offer.

Thank you for the short mini vacation in your beautiful house!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mineral Bluff, GA

Home was nice, well-supplied. We will sure to be a return customer!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Wendy, we had a lovely time during our short stay. We wished we could have stayed longer. The rental home was nice and efficient. It is truly just a short walk or steps to the beach. The beach buggy was very helpful to carry the beach items. Turtle Crawl was supplied with all the starter needs. Our dogs enjoyed the morning/evening walks on the beach. It was nice to bring them, although, they were too chicken to go into the water! The area is very well maintained and quiet, the way we like it. We will sure be a return customer!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, Indiana

Turtle Crawl

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at your condo. My black Scottie girls Midge and Mandy were just perfect on their first beach vacation! It was so amazing how they settled right in and loved everything as much as we did. The weather was perfect for the dogs being cooler in the mornings and evenings for their outings. The porch with the gate worked as a safe place to roll and dry after their daily baths.

One evening we went horseback riding for our 28th year anniversary at sunset. The weather was changing so we didn't get a sunset we were looking for, but the rainbow was outstanding in the distance!

We grilled outside on the porch for our dinners and enjoyed seeing others with and without their pets go by. Everyone was friendly and wanted to pet my girls.

The dockside grill even had a area the dogs could sit with you in town.

Thanks Wendy for helping us with the perfect place on such a short notice! We will be coming back next fall!

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy anniversary! Glad you got perfect weather for your celebration and got to enjoy horseback riding on the beach at sunset! What a romantic way to celebrate! I'm glad you and your pups enjoy the home! The gate on the back deck is perfect for those traveling with little ones or dogs! Look forward to having you back again for another Cape Escape soon! Wendy Jackson Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
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Perfect vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from five nights at Turtle Crawl for the long Labor Day weekend with our dog, another couple and their three-month-old baby. That may sound like a lot of people in one unit, but we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy our vacation. The weather was wonderful and we were able to take advantage of the blue green water and pristine sands of the Cape.

Our black lab, Lily, loved being able to included in our vacation. The unit and complex cater to dog and their owners by having dog bag stations and green areas all around the grounds. The beach and beach-goers also loved petting Lily and introducing them to their fur babies. It was our first time experiencing a truly dog friendly beach.

Turtle Crawl was very clean, inviting and comfortable. This was our first time staying at Cape San Blas and we will definitely be holding onto Wendy's information to book again next year. On our first day, Soni, the local manager stopped by to make sure that everything was as it should be. I thought that attention to detail was very nice. The condo is very well appointed with everything you need to make dinner from knives, pyrex, spices and measuring spoons. It also comes with extra chairs floats and games for bad weather. All you need is your towel!

We had been advised that we may want to prepare our meals at night so we didn't have to venture to the Piggly Wiggly during our stay. If we needed anything we ran down to the Trading Post which was very well stocked with everything from gourmet cheeses to liquor.

All four adults on our trip left on Monday talking about making this an annual trip. If you are thinking about an easy quiet spot for your next vacation then look no further that Cape Escape and Turtle Crawl.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the home clean, inviting and comfortable. We do work very hard on making sure your vacation is relaxing by thinking about what is wanted and needed. Glad you got to meet Soni as well! She is AWESOME and there when something is needed by a guest! Glad you enjoy the beautiful beaches and your pups were welcome as well! Just let me know when you're ready for another Cape Escape! Wendy Jackson
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
NW FL Beaches Internat'l www.iflybeaches.com/
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coneheads, Triple Tails, Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Joe Bay Country Club (public access)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coneheads, Sand Bucket, Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

Turtle Crawl -Barrier Dunes 191 & 13 other Cape San Blas vacation rentals in Barrier Dunes are Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals on a Pet Friendly Beach!

** See the RATES & SPECIALS page of our website for latest specials!

Avoid the crowds of Destin, Panama City! Pristine, Gulf Coast Florida Panhandle Beaches in Cape San Blas, Florida!

Quiet, uncrowded, pet friendly, white sand beaches!

50 miles southeast of Panama City in the Florida Panhandle -- yet a world away. (Just east of Mexico Beach, west of St. George Island between Port St. Joe & Apalachicola in the northwest Florida Panhandle)

See the link ON THIS LISTING to our website

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Port Saint Joe, North West Florida

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29 Feb 2016 - 27 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £80

Reservation is secured when contract is returned with deposit information. Balance is due 50% 60 days before check in (120 days if 2 weeks or longer) and the final 50% is due 30 days before check in (or 60 days if 2 weeks or longer)

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port Saint Joe in Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • resort ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate Garden Tub and walk in shower in Master!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Floor has full bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Private Bath & Deck, Pack and Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Deck
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
You can see a full list of our amenities from the left menu of our website.

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