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APRIL / MAY SPECIALS * GULF VIEWs END UNIT * 75 steps to beach * Pools/Tennis

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

*** APRIL SPECIALS ($600 off weeks & $100 off nightly, reflected in rates) See other specials below!

ONLY 75 STEPS TO BEACH! * GULF VIEWS BOTH SIDES!

WE PROVIDE BEACH CHAIRS & MUCH MORE!

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 ranks the #1 Dog-Friendly Beach in America!

** Choose from 13 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! See additional listings 715580, 715583, 715582, 788788, 7002780, 715581, 715574, 715577, 715576, 715578, 475434, 715575, and 815923.

More Details

Owner
Wendy Jackson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 April, 2017

About Wendy Jackson

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 ended up owning 3 properties, all in Barrier Dunes, and were discovering more we loved about the Cape every trip! Our kids starting going to Cape San Blas when there were 4 and 6 and both are now in college. I look forward to enjoying the Cape with their families when the time comes!

When I started renting, I was a mom of young kids and realized it was a LOT of work to get ready for vacation, so I try to make it as easy as possible for folks renting with Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. I provide everything from beach chairs down to the little things you want when you're on vacation, but many forget...spice, trash bags, laundry detergent and LOTS in between. I also try to communicate as many details as possible before your vacation and provide a very complete guest information book about the area once you arrive so you don't have to do the research!

Some of our favorite things to do are: Bonfires at the beach after sunset, scalloping in the bay, kayaking, Indian Pass Raw Bar to enjoy oysters, crab legs & steam shrimp as well as great local music and company, a day poking around the stores (and eating) in Apalachicola many things!

I look forward to having you enjoy a Cape Escape soon!

Wendy Jackson purchased this townhome in 2006

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe in Gulf County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • There is a $100 pet fee for 1 dog and $50/ea additional (slightly higher for 2 or more weeks.
  • A physically signed rental agreement is required either 24 hours of booking if emailing or within 5 days of reservation (before check-in either way)
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • resort ...
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
See additional listings 715580, 715583, 715582, 788788, 7002780, 715581, 715574, 715577, 715576, 715578, 475434, 715575, and 815923.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

APRIL / MAY SPECIALS * GULF VIEWs END UNIT * 75 steps to beach * Pools/Tennis
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Family visit to the Cape

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay! As always, Wendy had it all taken care of for us and all we had to do is relax. i now consider myself to be a frequent visitor to the cape and I actually liked this Turtle Crawl residence best of all the others I have been in- clean and very well decorated. We had our dog with us as usual, and found the pet sheets and towels to be very helpful since our week away got extremely cool for him, but we still managed to have fun on the beach and in the bay! There were so many dolphins this time up and down the gulf front and it felt like they were interacting with us on the beach sometimes! What a beautiful getaway for families and couples and dogs! Wendy did a great job taking care ofnour needs, even after I messed up our initial date of arrival: fair and consistent service always! Thanks for a great week!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Rental, Amenities and Service! Thoroughly Enjoyed Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our trip to Cape San Blas...from booking the trip to not having to buy beach chairs or pack too much. When we booked we were hoping it wasn't too good to be true, but when we arrived at Turtle Crawl, we were not disappointed. It exceeded our expectations!

It was very clean and had everything that was promised and a few things we didn't expect! We travel a lot and this was one of the best vacation rentals we have enjoyed on our trips!

The beach was just off our back deck down a boardwalk and the beach cart that was provided held everything, including the beach chairs which made it so easy!

Loved watching the sunset from the back deck right off the master bedroom. The tall, lifeguard like chairs were perfect for enjoying a glass of wine and the sunset. If we ate in, we would eat and then watch it from the beach. The kitchen was perfect for when we chose to eat in and had everything and the grill on the back deck was just an added bonus.

Enjoyed many great meals while we were there. Great area restaurants, including Coneheads, which we could walk too for lunch or dinner. Great variety from burgers to seafood to salad!

Thank you to Wendy for answering all of our questions before we arrived (we had a lot as we had not been here before). Any questions we had once we arrived we found in the great guest information book that was at the home when we arrived.

We are sorry we didn't discover this area before, but so glad we have now! We are already planning our next trip back and will absolutely book Turtle Crawl and recommend it and Wendy to our friends!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyed our stay. Home was very well supplied with virtually anything a vacationer could want!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our dog, and I want to tell you how enjoyable our stay in your Unit 191 in December was. When we arrived, we found the unit, and everything in it, to be very clean. The unit was very well supplied with virtually anything a vacationer could need or want.

The beach was a short walk away and was also clean and wide. We walked twice each day for at least an hour. Our dog loved it, but refused to go into the ocean or even get his feet wet.

The time we spent in Unit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us and we hope to return next December.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you and your pup enjoyed your time on our pet-friendly beaches. I'm especially happy you enjoyed the extra amenities offered! I try very hard to make it a home away from home and make your vacation easy! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and I'll look forward to having you back again when you're ready for another Cape Escape! Have a Happy New Year!
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5

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
5

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
5

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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Location

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 & 12 other Cape San Blas vacation rentals in Barrier Dunes are Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals on a Pet-Friendly Beach!

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)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
SPRING SPECIAL
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£650
for 3 nights
From
£174
£1,087
 
 
Late Spring
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£241
£1,525
 
 
SPECIAL at Spring Rates
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£241
£1,525
 
 
Summer
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,113
for 3 nights
From
£329
£1,967
 
 
JULY 4th WEEK
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,617
for 4 nights
From
£372
£2,142
 
 
Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,113
for 3 nights
From
£329
£1,967
 
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£241
£1,612
£6,068
 
 
Early Fall
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£784
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,398
 
 
Late Fall
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£653
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,174
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£916
for 4 nights
From
£197
£1,262
 
 
Early Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£521
for 3 nights
From
£131
£999
 
 
Christmas & New Years
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£828
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,174
 
 
Early Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£521
for 3 nights
From
£131
£999
 
 
Late Winter
27 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,179
for 7 nights
£1,179
£2,843
 
 
Spring Break
3 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,113
for 3 nights
From
£329
£1,875
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.44 + Tax
Pet Fee £78.23 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £234.7
Tax Rate 12.0%

- Rates do not include a 12% Florida State and Gulf County Tax required by law.
- Pet Fees: 1st dog is $100 & each additional dog will be $50.
- Rates are subject to change & reservation and rate is not guaranteed unless a signed contract with a RSVP/Security deposit has been received by Cape Escape Vacation Rentals, LLC. - You can fax or email the contract back with your credit card information or you can mail it with a check for receipt within 5 days. The contract & deposit is what secures your dates
- * 3% Processing Fee applied to all credit card transactions! Checks are welcome.
- Half of the rental balance is due 60 days (120 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior check-in and the other half is due 30 days (60 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior to check-in.
- The deposit is fully refundable (or never charged if you secured with a credit card) if all conditions of the contract are met. If the reservation is cancelled, the deposit is NOT refundable or then charged!
- Cancellations made between 30 and 60 days (60 and 120 days for rentals of 2 weeks or more) of check-in will forfeit one half of the rental payment in addition to the deposit. Cancellation within 30 days (60 days for rentals of 2 weeks or more) will forfeit the entire rental payment and the deposit. All cancellations must be in writing. Changes in rental dates will be treated as a cancellation & rescheduling will be at managers discretion.
- Smoking is only permitted on one of the porches with all the sliding doors and windows closed. Smoking inside will result in the loss of your entire deposit & immediate removal from the vacation rental.
- We welcome your well-behaved Dog(s) in all of our Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals! The Cape San Blas, FL beaches & Gulf County Beaches are Pet Friendly– Please read more on our PETS page!
- We recommend looking at Trip Insurance to cover your investment in the event you aren’t able to come for the time you reserve for your vacation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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