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SPECIAL 6/20-23: LOADED, END UNIT ON LAKE & JUST 200 steps to BEACH *Pools/Tenni

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,377 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Fish/ Feed the Turtles FROM Back Porch * Pools/Tennis * Beach Chairs Provided

** ONLY 200 STEPS TO BEACH & on a Lake!! 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.

Cape Escape 2 is an end unit, located directly on a fresh water fishing pond (can fish or feed the turtles FROM the back deck), & it's just 200 steps to the beach!

It has a King & Queen Bedroom both have en-suite full bathrooms and private decks. There is an additional half bath on the main floor and queen sleeper sofa in den. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, and there is a gas grill on the back deck. (we even thought of a backup gas tank in case the gas runs out).

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

We provide everything from beach chairs and linens to Wifi, right down to the little things like laundry detergent, trash bags and dish soap to make your packing easy and your stay relaxing!

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!

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 always enjoy a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere in Barrier Dunes & on the Cape San Blas pet-friendly beaches--even during spring break/summer!

Regardless of the season, this is just the place to enjoy life and each other! Come enjoy our pristine, coastal paradise!

Also see other rentals. We have 12 condos in Barrier Dunes, 5 are direct beach front! 715580, 715583, 715582, 788788, 7002780, 715581, 715574, 715577, 715576, 715578, 475434, and 715575.

More Details

Owner
Wendy Jackson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 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!

Wendy Jackson purchased this condo in 2005

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1377 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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)
  • There is a $100 pet fee for 1 dog and $50/ea additional (slightly higher for 2 or more weeks.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , With full bathroom and private deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Baby Crib is Pack and Play.
  • Queen Sleeper Sofa in Den.
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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sterrett, AL
5

Cute, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

The kids loved being able to feed the turtles from the back deck. It was an easy walk to beach and pools. It was a short drive to the state park which was a lot fun and a ton of shells. The house was clean and comfortable with all the basics which made packing a lot easier.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Best Pet Friendly Vacation EVER

  • 5 of 5

We now live in Savannah, GA, and we’ve lived on the east coast of Florida previously. Therefore deciding to spent the Christmas holidays at The Cape Escape condos on a tiny north-south spit of land named Cape San Blas, west of Apalachicola, Florida came as a surprise to us and to our family and friends. We wanted a quieter holiday this year. We also wanted to be able to take our two miniature long haired dachshunds. The location had to be on the water and it had to be within a day’s drive of our home. Off to the internet!

Cape San Blas and Port St. Joe are small, quiet, unassuming areas. The Cape is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the St Joseph Bay. The area is called The Forgotten Coast. It hasn’t yet been discovered, but we’re sure it will be soon. The beaches are wonderful. Since it was Christmastime, we weren’t swimming or doing any of the water activities, but we are returning to do so in March of this year.

Our condo was adorable, and it was even better than described. We had two bedrooms and two and a half baths. There was ample covered parking under our unit for two cars with space still available for the provided gas grill. The first floor’s kitchen was more than adequately supplied, right down to cocktail sauce cups and oyster knives. There was seating at the kitchen bar for two and and chairs at the table for six. The living/family room had two large sofas and a TV in the corner with a sliding glass door that looked out to our small lagoon. Steps from that door lead down to the first floor, and at the top of the porch was a safety gate to keep in dogs and kids. The bedrooms and their en-suite bathrooms were at the front and rear of the unit on the third floor with a well stocked linen closet and a washer and dryer between them.

We are pet lovers and as such, this was THE perfect place for us to be. We had to smile every day with the number and variety of dogs coming and going. ‘Dog Waste’ stations were everywhere with plenty of baggies provided both in the community and on the beach. On our first morning, as we were traipsing outdoors for the dogs’ first potty stop of the day, in the dark, with our flashlights, at 6 a.m., we were delighted to see that our dogs are not the only one with such Benjamin Franklin hours. We ran into at least a half dozen other humans taking their pets out for their absolutions. "Good mornings," were said by all, and a few barks were sounded.

A fabulous place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I just loved this property! My husband and kids loved feeding the turtles & fishing off the deck!

  • 5 of 5

I just loved this property! My husband and kids loved feeding the turtles & fishing off the deck! There was plenty of room. We had a fabulous time! I especially liked being so close to the beach. I loved the decor, very beachy and comfortable, and the condo was immaculate! We had some great meals, and did not need for anything in the kitchen. There was everything for cooking you could possibly think of, even spices! It was really nice not having to pack all the essentials. I especially liked the pantry to keep all your food! The beds and living room furniture was very comfortable. I have a bad back, so the bed is very important! We had some great times out on the beach, uncrowded and quiet, and the bonfires at night while watching the sunset were fantastic! My husband and kids also loved surf fishing every day! One day we rented a boat and went exploring on the end of the cape in St Joe State Park. The kids were finding all kinds of creatures! They had a blast! Once again we made some awesome family memories that will last for a lifetime! Thank you so much Wendy, we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Clean, Spacious, Fabulous Decor, & Everything We Needed Was Provided!

  • 5 of 5

I just loved this property! There was plenty of room for my husband and I, 3 kids, and my sister. We had a fabulous time! I especially liked being so close to the beach. I loved the decor, very beachy and comfortable, and the condo was immaculate! We had some great meals, and did not need for anything in the kitchen. There was everything for cooking you could possibly think of, even spices! It was really nice not having to pack all the essentials. The beds and living room furniture was very comfortable. I have a bad back, so the bed is very important! We had some great times out on the beach, uncrowded and quiet, and the bonfires at night while watching the sunset were fantastic! My husband and kids also loved surf fishing everyday! One day we rented a boat and went exploring on the end of the cape in St Joe State Park. The kids were finding all kinds of creatures! They had a blast! Once again we made some awesome family memories that will last for a lifetime! Thank you so much Wendy, we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta
4

Memorial Day Weekend

  • 4 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend. We chose this rental because Wendy, the owner, was so easy to work with. She allowed us to do a 3 night stay, which was perfect. The condo was clean upon arrival and there were no surprises. We loved the use of the beach chairs, cart and toys. It was about a 150 yard walk to the beach over an easy to navigate boardwalk. Our favorite part was having a bonfire on the beach. We would definitely stay at any of her Barrier Dunes rentals in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Marvelous!

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic experience from first email exchange through checkout process. We certainly recommend this property and owner to all. Wendy is a marvelous host!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip! I try to make every vacation special and carefree! I hope you will call again when you're ready for another Cape Escape! Recommendations are always appreciated! Thank yoiu for taking the time to leave a review! Wendy Jackson Cape Escape Vacation Rentals
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
www.iflybeaches.com or Tallahassee
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Scallop Republic - with live music!
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Joe Bay Country Club (public access)
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Coneheads, Indian Pass Raw Bar & Sand Bucket
Car: necessary

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

Barrier Dunes is located just outside the gates to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park which takes of the last 10 of the 20 miles of Cape San Blas. You can walk to both the BEACH & THE BAY. We are on the BEACHSIDE.

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 condo in Port St. Joe, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
SPECIAL
20 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
£323
for 1 night
From
£200
 
 
SUMMER
23 Jun 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,093
for 3 nights
From
£323
£1,951
 
 
LATE SUMMER
4 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£761
for 3 nights
From
£213
£1,441
 
 
EARLY FALL
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£697
for 3 nights
From
£191
£1,186
 
 
LATE FALL
27 Oct 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£149
£969
£2,415
 
 
THANKSGIVING
17 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£800
for 4 nights
From
£169
£1,054
 
 
EARLY WINTER
25 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£442
for 3 nights
From
£106
£799
£2,245
 
 
CHRISTMAS
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£719
for 4 nights
From
£149
£969
 
 
EARLY WINTER
30 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£442
for 3 nights
From
£106
£799
£2,245
 
 
LATE WINTER
26 Jan 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,186
for 7 nights
£1,186
£2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,062
for 3 nights
From
£313
£1,865
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £75.92 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.76
Cleaning Fee £110.08 + Tax

-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.
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