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5 nt SPECIAL 5/28-6/2 : GULF VIEW END UNIT * JUST 75 steps to beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,216 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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


ASK ME ABOUT THE 5-night SPECIAL May 28 - June 2

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 (& queen sleeper sofa) 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, dryer, 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!

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Wendy Jackson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

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!

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

** Call or email or click on RATES tab for specials! *

Wendy Jackson purchased this condo in 2006


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

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1216 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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
  • 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 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Private Bath & Deck, Pack and Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private Deck
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den.
  • 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
  • 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
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5 nt SPECIAL 5/28-6/2 : GULF VIEW END UNIT * JUST 75 steps to beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Love the beach and loved Turtle Crawl. We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful week with amazing weather at Cape San Blas! Turtle Crawl was better than expected...VERY clean and had everything we could expect and more.

The beach closet had a great beach cart and beach chairs (saved buying them and packing them) and a cooler (and sand toys if you need them). We cooked many of our meals in and the kitchen was great...had everything we needed and a gas grill on the back deck. Really liked the St. Joe Seafood Company right down the street! It's right next door to the Trading Post which carries EVERYTHING else you need. If you're there, get the donuts made fresh each morning. Amazing!

We really enjoy the tall lifeguard chairs on the master bedroom deck...enjoyed great sunsets when we didn't walk just a few steps down to the beach. The mattress was very comfortable and the sheets were great!

The State Park is right there and we went on many long walks. There is the Hammock Trail and a trail that runs along the bay that our dog could enjoy with us. Our pup was worn out from that and walks on the beach ... love the fact that the beach and area is dog-friendly (yet VERY clean).

We also got to enjoy a bonfire on the beach after sunset one evening! Awesome. Next trip we plan to enjoy a horseback ride on the beach, the see through canoes in the bay and also bring our bikes as there is a bike path that runs about 10 miles of the Cape (and it's flat, which is a bonus).

Love the beach and loved Turtle Crawl. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turtle Crawl in Barrier Dunes - Cape San Blas!

  • 5 of 5

First, in the rating I meant to give 5 stars, it wont let me chang to excellent (technophobe) So, wow...where to start - how to begin...Well, the Cape and Turtle Crawl are our second home in paradise. Don't believe me? Go and see! The amenities are all there and all u have to do is settle in, relax, and enjoy. You are at your destination - no need to leave except to stock up on food at Piggly Wiggly, go to eat and party at Indian Pass, and hear great music at Scallop Cove. When u get back you have the perfect home with exceptional views to take you back to the good old days of "beaching". Steps away is the Cape, and its glorious white sandy coastline and emerald green waters. No vendors to distract, no high rises, just raw nature at her finest. It has the feel of an island all to yourself.

We have been going for 13 years and another reason is it is pet friendly. (Our dog is the unofficial Mayor of The Cape, just saying!)

Anyway, as we Boomers say, Try it, you'll like it." 😊?

I could ramble on for hours about this place, but I will end with it is a truly unique experience. Bonfires permitted at night too, and as it is in a gated community there are no worries about safety. Wendy has thought of everything to make it comfy and convenient (thanks, darling!) and Mother Nature provides the rest.

In closing, just do it! Go back to the good old days in Turtle Crawl at the Cape! You will be as crazy about it as we are, I promise!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 19-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: 11-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
NW FL Beaches Internat'l
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)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £108.33
Pet Fee £74.71
Damage Deposit £224.13

-1st pet is $100, 2nd pet is $50 for the 1st week and $25/week thereafter. If you have more than 2 pets or are staying longer, please contact me.
- Rates do not include a 12% Florida State and Gulf County Tax required by law.
- 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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.