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"The condo is very easy to relax in and comfortable to live in. The location was perfect! We walked the beach every day, picnicked in the park and at the lighthouse, rode our bikes several times in the park and on the bike trail, ate shrimp from the Piggly Wiggly several times and had to return 3 times to the Chocolate Company in Apalachicola. The setting is just what we like. Next time I'll bring a mat and join the exercise class. Thanks for everything!" Judy Bateman, Guest
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2 Bedrooms | King, Queen & Queen sleeper sofa | 2.5 Baths
Gulf Views and backs up to lake | 40 steps to the Beach
Free Highspeed Internet | 3 cable TV’s, 1 VCR's & a 3 DVDs
Free Domestic Long Distance | Fully stocked kitchen, Laundry room
Covered parking | Pet Friendly
Gate on the back deck for your pets & little ones
Hot and Cold Shower on back deck!
Gas Grill | Central Heat and Air
All linens provided | Non-Smoking
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Sea Breeze (Barrier Dunes #52) is light & cheerful, well-stocked, on a lake, across from the beach front pool & 40 short steps to the beach! It is awaiting you and your family, so come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation!
You will find tile throughtout and a: Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, breakfast bar with three stools, large back deck & 1/2 bathroom.
Kitchen: Fully stocked with refrigerator with ice maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes and pots and pans. Kitchen also has a phone with an answering machine.
Dining room: Seating for 6 with an additional 2 stools at the breakfast bar and a patio table on the back porch if you want to enjoy a sunset while you have dinner!
Living room: Queen sleeper sofa, love seat, coffee table for playing games, cable 32" Surround Sound TV, VCR, DVD, ceiling fan, movies for all ages, puzzles & several games
Large Back Deck: Includes gas grill, patio table & chairs.
Covered parking: Under Gulf Breeze, Barrier Dunes 15 you will find covered parking for 2 cars. There is also a hot/cold shower & a hose for washing those sandy paws and toes!
All new carpet added 12/10!
King Bedroom with private porch with lovely gulf views, full bathroom, 27" cable TV with VCR, ceiling fan, phone, and alarm clock.
The second bedroom has a queen bed, full, private bathroom, private deck with gulf views, cable TV, DVD & ceiling fan.
There is also a full laundry area with a washer, drier, iron and ironing board. Laundry soap is provided for your convenience & easy packing.
Little extras for the beach: For your convenience we have provided some extras that we hope clears some space in your car!!
Buckets & shovels
Rafts & Floats
Outdoor hose & hot / cold running shower to wash those sandy paws and toes!
You may also find some other little extras as our Northern guests often leave some of their beach items behind for others to enjoy!
Extras to feel at home & keep you from shopping: No need to pack so much! We try to have an extra supply on hand of some to the things that are tough to pack or you may forget:
Plastic wrap and foil
Soft soap in the bathrooms
Scrub brush for dishes and dish soap
Extra Garbage Bags
Extras For the Kitchen:
Fully stocked with everything you would expect, plus
Playing Cards with full set of poker chips for playing card enthusiasts!
For Your Little People:
Pack 'N Play (please bring your own sheets for the Pack 'N Play!)
** Barrier Dunes 52 has Highspeed Wireless Internet Access! **
View from Master Porch. Clubhouse and Beach Front Pool is right off the back porch! This porch also has a lake view!
Spacious living room with plenty of seating, table for family games.
Sea Breeze King Master Bedroom with Private Gulf View Porch and Private Bathroom.
Queen bedroom with cable TV and 2 closets, private bathroom & deck.
Beachfront pool at Barrier Dunes.
Past Cape San Blas Guest Cape San Blas and Cape Escape Reviews (see our full Cape Escape Guest Book)
Deborah Brandkamp (March/April 2013)
We all had a fabulous time in Cape San Blas and loved your condo!!!
We actually are considering doing it again! We loved the fact that we could have campfires on the beach (only had one though). Our dog Cooper loved the beach and the ocean was a new concept for him. We had to keep him from drinking the ocean since you obviously know it doesn’t mix well with their bowel functionality! Don’t worry, this didn’t happen inside the condo. Phew! I would love to bring my parents there next time. We really like the location of your condo too! What a nice community this was, ranging in ages from young families to seniors! LOVE IT!!!
Alyssa Hunter (March 2013)
We had an awesome stay. The place was great and Jetson loved the beach. We would definitely come back again or refer it to others too. We had a relaxing time and just sat at the beach, pool and went out for dinner! The weather was great and when the wind died down it was beautiful! Thanks do much!
Mike and Becky Earlywine, October 2012
We loved the condo. Even though it was not directly fronting the gulf. The grounds are beautifully landscaped, that is important to me as a amateur gardener/landscape designer. The beach was just about perfect. It was a great time of year to visit. My wife was really pleased and our dogs enjoyed the ocean water for the first time!
Thanks for your help with the rental.
Julie Hudzik & Family, October 2012
Thanks so much with your help setting up the rental. We loved the property and location. That unit is close to the beach and the pool which we liked. We were also impressed with the beach accessories, cart, chairs, etc.
Donna M Bernard, March 2012
Just returned from 2 perfect weeks. My dogs and family loved the Barrier Dunes and the condo and beach are everything that the staff at Cape Escape claimed them to be!! We took up salt water fishing from the beach as an added plus, went biking and kayaking (all right down the road) and visited St Joe's State Park around the bend. Liked it so much we already booked for next year. THANK YOU THANK YOU
Krisyl and Michael Sutter, May 2011 (multiple repeats)
We had an amazing time! We love the unit and enjoyed the time we spent there.
Steve Sheridan, October 2010
We enjoyed a great week. The beach and weather were perfect the whole time. Barrier Dunes is a great community. The unit was clean and nice with everything we needed. My daughter loved the clear water. Our dog, Ben, enjoyed chasing his ball in the surf. I am sure we will be back again!
Lori Santor, September 2010
We loved your house and our stay. It was so nice and very relaxing. We plan to visit again so I'm sure we will be talking in the future. Thank you for everything.
David and Ashley Baity, September 2010
We enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes and have no complaints at all!!!! We will recommend you and hope to do it again in the future!
Amber and the Silva Crew, September 2010
We will most definitely reach out to you when we take our next trip to the Cape. It was just like I pictured and better. We did it all in such a short amount of time but the kids will have some awesome memories. Thanks again.
Sharon Williams, August 2010
We had a great time. Even though it was overcast, it worked out better for Blue (Great Dane). He is used to A/C and the heat got to him. He didn't care for the water much, but I think if our trip had been longer he would have gotten to love it. The accommodations were perfect for us, very clean and comfortable. He really was an attraction on the beach, was well mannered and played will with the bigger dogs. The little ones growled and barked at him and he would come running back to us.
We loved the Trading Post (NOTE: this is 1 of the 2 convenience stores on the Cape). The folks running it are very nice and their kids loved Blue. We definitely think this will be our vacation spot & will be in touch. It's a great place for us, pets, children and grandkids. I love where you take the little ones out and they can have a little freedom.
Again, thanks for the ease and help you gave us trying a new place and for helping us with what we needed for our trip!
Ruben Lagos, August 2010
We had a great time and were really sad to leave. Hopefully we can be back soon. The place was perfect and had everything we needed. My "1st time to the beach" lab had a wonderful time. At first he was a bit hesitant to go too far in, but after a while he was swimming right next to us. Thanks a lot for having this dog friendly beach!
Paul and Barbara Avant, August 2010
The personal contact was comforting to us when we had some uncertain times (Note: they had some car trouble). I will tell my family and friend that there is no need to vacation outside our beautiful country to have unusual beauty, uncrowded beaches, amazing people and sights you might not ever expect to see. During our time our extended family was in Cape San Blas there were dolphins several times, great surf fishing, gorgeous sunsets and, to cape it all, we drove by the bay to see the large "mating frenzy" of manatees! Never thought I would see anything like that!
Vicki Farris, July 2010
We had a wonderful time and were extremely please with our accomodations. We will definitely be back!
Jim Rogers, May 2010
We had a great time, as usually, and the condo was especially nice. The highlight of the trip was getting to see a sea turtle lay her eggs and then make her way back to the ocean.
JoAnnne Bowman, May 2010
We so enjoyed the Cape. Penny (ShiTzu) had so much fun running on the sand but she jumped straight up when the surf got her feet wet. She wanted so badly to catch a kite. Victoria enjoyed sunning on the beach and we ate at Boss Oyster. They let Penny come through the main dining room and we went to the patio dining.
I never saw so many dishes, pots and pans. We own timeshares and usually they're just stocked with the basics. Nothing extra. I think anyone would appreciate having everything stocked so well! The beach is lovely. I knew it would be. We had passed that way several times and I always thought it would be nice to stay there.
Kalea Brown, May 2010
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of it. We will definitely want to return for another relaxing vacation!
Calvin Sikes, April/May 2010
The place was very nice. I enjoyed myself and the beach was great. I would like to visit again soon. Thank you for being very nice and helpful!
Kristyl Sutter, April 2010
Thanks so much for a great "escape"! It was exactly what we needed to get over the winter blues. We love the condo! Everything was lovely and felt like coming home. The pus loved the weater and we loved watching them. My husband, the pups and I willl absolutely be back!
Tom & Sharie Murray, April 2010
We all had a wonderful time at the Cape. We rented kayaks and a canoe from the BP Station (Scallop Cove). Our other activities included dining in Port St. Joe and Apalachicola, a bonfire on the beach, tennis, visits from my oldest son who attends UGA, and my parents who live in Ocala and, of course, soaking in the rays on the beach during the beautiful weather we enjoyed. The best part was that we could take Leon (our dog) with us, who may have had the best time of us all.
Jimmy Kuhn, March 2010
We had a great trip! The unit was great and our dogs loved it. It had everything and was easy to keep clean. The tile floors are great for the dogs. All of the recommendations you had in the website were VERY helpful. Our 6 year old Brittany named Slim had a great time in the Gulf. Thanks for having such a nice, clean, well-equipped condo that is pet friendly.
Rachel Luthringer, New Years 2010
We had an absolutely wonderful stay. It was very convenient to have everything available at the condo for preparing food since we prepared most of our meals. The location was perfect; we had easy access to the State Park and beach. My husband did some windsurfing at the Sate Park bay side. The weather was chilly at night but very bearable. Sunsets at the beach are amazing!
Elizabeth Rust, October 2009
It was soooo fantastic! We were there for such a short period of time that we mostly relaxed on the beach. Didn't try crabbing this trip...we will do that in the spring/summer! The dogs had an absolute blast...they were so tired on the ride home. Slept the whole way.
The condo was fine and plenty of room to spare! Cooking fresh seafood in the kitchen was my favorite part...very impressed with the cookware available to me!
Thanks again for being such a dream to work with--we will definitely be back!
Rebecca Givens Boone, April/May 2009
We enjoyed the stay at the Cape and especially at Sea Breeze! I will definitely keep that particular condo on the list for future rentals.
The wedding was all that we could have hoped for -- perfect weather, perfect accommodations at the clubhouse and all the people who were staying at the Cape were so nice!
Thank you for your hospitality and you can bet we will be back soon.
Anne Stoval, April 2009
We had a great time & loved the Cape! The dogs had a blast. Everybody there had a dog it seems. No problems, no hassle. Thinking about going back next October. Is there a dog friendly, beach front available? Somebody had a wedding Saturday night on the beach and they were all so friendly. It was neat.
We ate lunch at Coneheads a lot and a couple of dinners, great family, good food. Other than that we went to The Grill in Apalachicola most nights because we love that Founder and Captains Platter.
Very nice trip, great weather too. We'll stay in touch and let us know about the fall!
Teresa Husted, April 2009
Thanks! We did have a wonderful time and yes, the deposit refund check arrived--that was so quick! We will be sure the spread the word about what a nice place Barrier Dunes is!
Judy Bateman, February / March 2009
The condo is very easy to relax in and comfortable to live in. The location was perfect! We walked the beach every day, picnicked in the park and at the lighthouse, rode our bikes several times in the park and on the bike trail, ate shrimp from the Piggly Wiggly several times and had to return 3 times to the Chocolate Company in Apalachicola. The setting is just what we like. Next time I'll bring a mat and join the exercise class. Thanks for everything!
Pam Young, January 2009
We didn't want to leave. We loved it. And Lars (German Shepherd) really enjoyed himself. I will tell my sister about her place...she and her husband have 2 little dogs and they would have a ball there.
It felt like home there and the bed was so comfortable. Almost didn't want to get out of it!
Safe trip home and back to the real world for us. Very nice distraction. We needed it. Thanks!
Monica and Dave Arnolde, December/January 2009
We had such a wonderful time! The weather was much better than back home and it was so relaxing! The dogs loved the walks and I learned my "American Staff" hates water and could care less about the beach and love walking on the property where he has shrubbery. My 6m pit pup enjoyed everything about the beach and water including picking up seashells along the way , but he didn't t care for the property walks. I never laughed so much with them and my sore calves! :-)
We loved the fact that is was some peaceful...no cell phones ringing, listening to the ocean, sitting and more sitting, sleeping....wonderful! Everyone was so friendly and with all the dogs everything, including the beach, was so clean!
I love the unit. All the amenities were just perfect. Everything we needed. I was very thankful for all the cookware (we cooked a lot due to the food issues we have) and the gates! No dogs escaping or pups unwatched!
I was really sad leaving. Wrote a few suggestions in the visitors book. Loved the guest information book...it really helped. We left a few brochures in there from places we visited.
Great place for "healing". Thank you for everything!
Lori Law, November 2008
We had a wonderful time there and we absolutely will be coming back. I loved Apalach, the restaurants and the shopping. We had a great massage in Port St. Joe. His name is David Oakley at the Donamelia salon. Next time we go I want to go fishing and do the horseback riding on the beach. I also adopted a dog from the Humane Society while I was there and she's been great! Four months old, part Lab, part Catahoula and my Golden loves her. We loved the shopping up there too. We were surprised. The people were wonderful, so nice everywhere we went. Anyway, thank you so much!
Danny & Maura Walker (and Blue & Gabby), September 2008
This was a great vacation. I'm not sure if it was because of the sueason, but at time it was like we were the only people on the beach (which we like). So that was great for the dogs who could run and swim as they pleased. I'm sure it was the best vacation they had so far. We will definitely be back. Thanks again.
Robin Holley and family, September 2008
The trip was wonderful. Thank you again. We had great weather and did a lot of nothing. Every day was split between the beach and the pool and back and forth. We went to 3 restaurants and am drawing a blank on my favorite one. It was just inside of Port St. Joe and looked out on the water. (Note from Wendy: I think they are talking about Sunset Coastal Grill--great views and great food!) As I mentioned (on the phone), the boat ride was really exciting. Seeing the dolphins swimming and playing around us was unreal. I'm attaching some pictures of everyone playing on the beach and a few of the dolphins.
Thanks again for everything and I am definitely saving all your information for a future trip!
Dolphin swimming in front of the boat in St. Joe Bay. If you want to rent a boat, try Seahorse Water Safaris at the Port St. Joe Marina. Always a great day with great memories!
The Holley Family, including their beautiful golden retrievers, enjoying a romp on the beach! Yes...this is a picture of the beach post-Ike! Beautiful still!
Kathy Rutledge, August 2008
We had a great time Wendy. Thanks for making it so easy to have some fun. Thanks again and I'm sure we will be contacting you again next year to rent one of your units!
Rick & Jean Rowan, August 2008
We had a really nice time and the condo was awesome. The weather was beautiful during our stay and we enjoyed it so much!
Eduardo Alvarez, July 2008 (South Florida)
Thanks again for accommodating us at the last minute. We hadn't planned to go to the Cape but we're glad we did. Patty and I both had a wonderful time there. Patty traditionally likes to spend the Labor Day weekend in Key West but I talked her into going to the Panhandle instead. We'll stay longer the next time we come.
The Heiden Family, June/July 2008
The Cape and The Cape Escape were more than we expected. Truly, we were swepts away. I had not imagined in all of my mind to feel so safe, so welcome to a community of which I had never been. My family and I were double-taken at the sincerity throughout all guests we met and their seemingly intered nature in who we were and "oh, your dogs are so beautiful.' We ALL lust loved our stay. Our experience was heart-warming. As we drove away, my daughter yelled from the backseat, 'Goodbye vacation house, see you later...'
We had an amazing evening when we were able to share with a great family we met on the beach. Ryan built a fire in the sand to roast marshmallows and we soaked up 'together' time as a family, dogs included. We were excited and very surprised to see how uncrowded the beach was. Such a warm, cozy feeling.
All the amenities were so awesome and ever so appreciated. Seahorse Water Safaris was a sheer BLAST---goodness! A BLAST!! SUPER service too, they were great to us!
SO many great memories Wend. As we were packing up to come back home we realized that our extra popsicles would not go with us, as they were never survive the heat, so we hit the beach and began to pass them all out. My daughter was so eager to use her "nice manners and share." She said, 'Mommy, some people may not have things like this so I think it would be a good idea to share...' So sweet, melted my heart!
Thank you for being a part! I'll send you pictures as soon as the busy work week ahead comes to a halt!
Your place is extraordinary!
Michelle Andreen, June 2008
Everything was wonderful. You are so very helpful. Thank you for your help and attention.
Rita Powell and Family, June 2008
We loved our place and enjoyed our stay. The guest information notebook was VERY helpful. My husband and son went deep sea fishing. We found some seafood markets and restaurants.
Your place is beautiful and we hope to visit again next year!
Dick and Wanda Hurd, May 2008
It was all we expected! Wanda and Frosty (our dog) had a very enjoyable time, as did I. The beaches were being repaired (beach restoration), but they are stunning and having all the dogs around was most interesting.
We will certainly keep you in mind for future travel. Thank you for all your help in getting it set up on short notice.
The Hurds' English Sheepdog enjoy the newly restored Cape San Blas beaches.
Julia & Ivan Espada, April 23 - May, 3, 2008 (Newlyweds :-) )
Thank you for allowing us to stay in such a wonderful place! It was definitely what we needed! We got way too much sun the first day we were there because it as overcast outside and we didn't realize until that evening that we were burned! Ivan went fishing almost every day that he was there. He caught quite a few catfish, some sort of other fish with a black tip on it's fin and about 3 small sharks! He only kept 1 fish and that was a 15 lb redfish! We met a lot of nice people on the beach.
Our Great Dane, Spartan, had a wonderful time! He was a little bit afraid of the ocean at first but by the last day he was getting a bit brave! You would think a dog that size wouldn't be afraid of much but he's the biggest baby I've ever known. He was actually quite the movie star around there. Everywhere we went with him people would say "Oh, looks like a dog we saw on the beach this morning!" He's a very handsome boy and very, very unique looking. We only had 1 day of calm waters. I think there was a storm out there some where, but that as OK with Ivan, he still went fishing everyday.
Once again, thank you so much and I look forward to contacting you again somewhere down the road so that we can come and visit again!
Spartan the Great Dane and Ivan enjoy playing ball on the pet friendly beaches!
Elmer and Krista Fibranz - Winter 2007/2008
We just came home and received your check in the mail. Thank you for mailing it so promptly.
We came home and it was 14F. Oh, do we miss Barrier Dunes. We love it there and know we will be back....Today it is 34F and we think it feels beter already. I keep telling all the friends how nice it is in Cape San Blas. Take care and we pay we all stay well!
Missy Goodwin and Family - November 2007
Oh my goodness - we had a great, great time. The weather was beautiful and we couldn't have had a better week. We felt so safe with a gated community! The beaches were spectacular and clean and the shelling was so much fun. We loved Indian Pass Raw Bar. We loved Apalachicola. We had so much fun watching your bonfires from our deck.
We will definitely be back and will send some pictures for your website!
Constance Houck - September 2007 (1st Guest)
I am SOOOO glad we stayed that extra day. I can't believe the doggies are still tired. We will return, we LOVED it. For Christmas it's either Costa Rica or you.
I really liked the area. I think ideal would be 2 houses--1 in the cool mountains and one on the warm, inviting sands in Gulf County. The people there are so very nice and I love being able to go though life in flip flops and bathing suits. Thank you so much for everything.