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“….our time spent at Cape San Blas was perfect. The condo was fantastic and you could not have been more of a pleasure to work with. We look forward to returning and I will certainly recommend to all of our friends to you for a beautiful place to vacation. It was our pleasure to be a part of your home as it felt so much like we belonged long before arriving.” Mark Baker, Guest
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Direct Gulf Front | 3 Bedrooms and 3.5 Baths
1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins & 1 Queen sleeper sofa | 4 Porches
3 flat screen cable TVs, 3 VCRs & 1 DVD | Full kitchen + Laundry Area
Covered Parking | Outdoor Shower and Hose
Gas Grill | Wireless Internet
Approximately 1800 sq ft | Pet Friendly
Central Heat and Air | All linens provided | Non-Smoking | 2 Dog Limit
Details and Photos:
King Master Suite with private dedicated porch, walk-in closet, double sinks, bathroom with separate shower and garden tub. The master also has cable TV and VCR, ceiling fan, phone, and alarm clock. This room even has it’s own coffee station!
Queen Bedroom & Bedroom with 2 twin beds. Both of these bedrooms have private porches, one with a gulf & beach view and the 2nd with a lake view. They also each have private bathrooms & 26″ flat screen TV’s with cable & DVD players.
There is also a full laundry room with a washer, dryer, iron & ironing board. We also provide laundry deterent so you have 1 less thing to bring!
You will find a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, breakfast bar, living room & large back deck & a 1/2 bath.
Fully loaded kitchen: Refrigerator with ice maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans. Kitchen also has a portable phone & answering machine.
Seating for 6 with an additional 2 bar stools.
Queen sleeper sofa, 2 chairs, coffee table for playing games, 46″ flat screen TV with cable, DVD, movies, puzzles, & books all opening to a large back deck & a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico & beach.
Large Back Porch:
Seating for 4 with a table and umbrella along with 2 chaise lounges and a gas grill.
Under the unit you will find covered parking for 2 cars or a car & a small boat. There is also a hot & cold shower & hose for rinsing those sandy feet & paws.
Little extras for the beach:
For your convenience we have provided some extras that we hope clears some space in your car!!
Buckets & shovels
2 Outdoor hoses & shower to wash those sandy paws & toes!
Crab Nets & Crab Bucket
Extras to feel at home & keep you from shopping!
Little extras for the home:
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;
Crab Pot, Crab Crackers & Pickers
Little Extras for Entertainment:
Kids & “grown-up” movies
Books for all ages!
This is the view from your living room — you can almost feel the salt spray!
The beach walkover located just off your back deck gate! Couldn’t be more convenient!
The Dining Area with seating for 6 and Fully Stocked Kitchen.
Beautiful living room. Large beach front deck.
King Bedroom on the upper floor for privacy, has a private porch overlooking the beach and Gulf of Mexico, private bathroom, cable TV and VCR.
Queen Bedroom on second level also has a private porch with a Gulf View, private bathroom and cable TV.
The twin bedroom is also on the second floor and has a private porch, private bathroom and cable TV.
Pelican View is the 4th unit from the left—porches are one of the ones that are more forward that the other units.
Another view of the living room and back deck. Enjoy Cable TV, DVD, stereo and a GREAT view of the beach and Gulf of Mexico.
Beachfront pool at Barrier Dunes.
Kathryn Norris and Family (June 2015)
Pelican View was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The only bad thing was we had to come back to the “real” world & couldn’t stay longer. The gulf front decks were beautiful, but HOT! Too hot to sit out during the day, but the evening more than made up for it.
As the Cape is unspoiled by high levels of commercialism, the stars are brilliant and plentiful. The evening breezes were spectacular.
The rental itself had plenty of room for my husband, mother, father, daughter, son, nephew and me. It was clean, comfortable and well appointed. The beach closet had plenty of chairs, toys, cooler and more. The walk to the beach was very short and easy.
We only ate out once(Dockside’s in Port St. Joe) and used the kitchen for the rest of our means. It was well stocked a& and made mealtime wonderful. We saw dolphin, deer, turtle tracks and turtle nests and the most amazing bioluminescent display in the surf at night. Fires on the beach were also special. My daugher very easily made friends on the beach and at the pool. ALso— when you are told cell service is spotty—that’s no joke!! Enjoy that and unplug!
This was our 1st stay at the Cape so I cannot speak of any of the other rentals, but if Wendy’s other rentals are as inviting—you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Her customer service & attention to detail is on point and commendable. It was a pleasure working with her and I can’t wait to return to the Cape!
Ginger Kindred (November 2014)
Our stay was incredible. A really different experience with fires on the beach AND having the dogs. This was a great family time. Soni, thanks for making sure everything was in the condo for cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. It was PERFECT. Wendy, Thanks for coordinating all of this. We hope to come back again. You were the best and hope you had great Thanksgiving too!
The Green Family (May 2013 – Multiple Repeats!)
Thanks so much another amazing trip! Yes myself , my husband and both my boys & a couple we meet there were all sitting at a fire we had on the beach and all of sudden our dogs were growling and right behind us about 10 feet was the sea turtle crawling up to make its nest we watched as it attempted to lay its eggs etc saw the whole process & watched it walk back out to the ocean was the most amazing thing any of us had ever seen unbelievable . My husband was actually the one he went up and called the number for them to be aware of nest . We all got to see them dig etc & mark the nest the next morning the kids can’t stop talking about it & for teenagers that tells it all about how amazing seeing that was ! Thanks again for always sharing your little piece of heaven with us, will be in touch for our next booking !! Have great week !!!
DB (Feb/March 2013)
Thank you Wendy – it is a beautiful home with the best view at Barrier Dunes! Miss Cape San Blas already- nine degrees this morning & snow storm tomorrow- oh well…Thanks for the note. Will continue to follow you on Facebook– love the postings.
Carrie Konieczka (February 2013 – many time repeat guest)
We just love coming here and look forward to returning next year, some day our dream would be to stay longer. I put next years contract in today’s mail. Thank you for arranging all of the details, you make everything so easy for us. I was not able to get any good pictures of the dogs, they had so much fun that they were just a big dog blur running around. Thank you again and I look forward to next January.
Charlie Chafer, January 2013
Thanks, we had a great time and found the beach wonderful. Our Lab, Buttercup, found plenty of other dogs to play with & the people we met on the beach were very friendly. The condo was great – carefully maintained & ideally situated. We do plan to return, probably in September.
Thanks again for introducing us to Cape San Blas – it was a special week for my parents and us.
Karen Smalley (and Dave Barker) Barrier Dunes 12 October 2012
Just wanted to let you know that we stayed in Barrier Dunes last week and it was the best vacation I’ve ever had! The condo (Barrier Dunes 12) exceeded our expectations, the weather was perfect, & of course the dog friendly beach was the best part.
I made a movie from our vacation photos and thought you might like to use it for something, and if not that’s fine too.
Here is the link to the you tube video.
Latina Carol, May 2011
Thank you. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed it. It was relaxing and my family had a great time. The place was clean and beautiful ane the view was awesome. We would love to stay at the condo again in the future. Thank you again!
Kim Human, Feb/Mar. 2011
We had a wonderful time. We loved being right on the beach. Pelican View is beautifully furnished & very well equipped. Our dog had the best vacation ever! We will be sure to contact you for our next vacation at Cape San Blas.
Raymond Roth, Jan/Feb. 2011
We had a fantastic time at the Cape & miss it already. Pelican View was very comfortable and we definitely would like to return in the future. Thanks again for everything!
Mike & Terri McIlraith, October 2010 (repeat guest)
…..long drive, but we are rested & the dogs exhausted, so it was a good drive.
Loved the unit and having our own boardwalk. We were once again impressed with the entire Barrier Dunes complex…everything is in such perfect order.
The weather didn’t really cooperate with us…..so we sat inside, with the curtains fully open & read & slept inside & just viewed the blustery days…..the dogs were perfectly happy & we ventured out each time the weather calmed. All is good on the Cape no matter what the weather is! I will add that the stormy weather really did bring up the shells! Mike & I both picked up a handful each time we walked and it added up to about half a grocery bag. Beautiful shells for us and more than enough for everyone else. I’ve never seen so many shells wash up like that…amazing. They’ll go in a big bowl & just out of reach of the dogs who like to carry around their own shells as ‘prizes’. Just another reminder of our time on the Cape! Maybe next year we’ll try a spring trip!
Mark Baker, September 2010
….our time spent at Cape San Blas was perfect. The condo was fantastic and you and Donna could not have been more of a pleasure to work with. We look forward to returning as quickly as possible & I will certainly recommend to all of our friends to look to you for a beautiful place to vacation. It was our pleasure to be a part of your home as it felt so much lke we had belonged long before arriving. How could we possibly not take care of it as if it were our own!
Cindy and Michael Townsend, Aug/Sept. 2010
Our trip to the Cape was absolutely fantastic! Pelican View was awesome and had everything we needed. My husband enjoyed the trip very much….many changes since he was last there, but all GOOD! We had 1 stormy day but we went exploring in Port St. Joe, Indian Pass, Apalachicola & St. George Island. Ate at the Indian Pass Raw Bar and at Boss Oyster House in Apalachicola—both places were AWESOME! Nothing like fresh raw oysters, steamed shrimp and bay scallops!! We went horseback riding on the beach with Two-Bit” and they were great…beautiful horses…lots of fun! Being on the Cape with the beach literally at our back door (and having the beach practically ALL to ourselves) was so amazing…we got to see several pods of dolphins swim by one morning RIGHT in front of us! Must have been 14-16 of those beautiful creatures! All in all I have to say it is one of the BEST vacations EVER…we will definitely be back.
Thank you SO much for all your attention to details, your timely responses to emails and for helping us plan and experience such a wonderful vacation!h
Marge LaSalle, June 2010
We had a fantastic time at Pelican View. I’ve never been to a rental that was so well-stocked, especially the kitchen. The weather was gorgeous and the beach is the nicest I’ve seen (and I grew up in St. Pete and saw lots of beaches!) Our granddaughter loved her first experience with the gulf and we were all grateful we didn’t have any oil spill problems. I know we’ll plan to go back to the area again; in fact, my husband was asking about going in the winter on the drive home. Thanks for everything. You did a great job of keeping us posted about everything and that really helped us know what to expect!
Tammy Brown, June 2010
Thanks for everything Wendy! We had a great time and are already planning our next trip! We met a lot of great people and dogs. Our own dogs had a fantastic time also. They have been sleeping for 2 days now. We loved Pelican View and hope to stay there again.
Dana McGowan, May 2010 (multiple, repeat guest)
This was by far one of the best trips we have ever taken. We loved it!! We had a phenomenal time and loved the facilities and, of course, the Cape!! The weather was perfect and we have made many memories we will always cherish. Thank you so much for everything. Hope to get in contact with you soon for our next vacation!
Dawn Allen, December 2009
My mother and I had such a wonderful time. You will be hearing from us again. We are already looking forward to visiting again VERY soon. Pelican View was more than comfortable…it felt like home. Cassy, my 4-legged baby, loved running and playing on the beach. I don’t think se wanted to come home. Thank you for everything.
Sally Dykes, November 2009
Thank you Wendy. We all had a blast @ The Cape. Enjoyed the beach ans so glad the weather was nice. Hope to see you again sometime and I have been singing the praises of the lovely Cape San Blas to all my friends and family…it is kind of a hidden paradise! Thank you again for all of your help!
Amy Postal, October 2009
We enjoyed our time at the Cape. Pelican View looked to be one of the best units on the beach. We noticed it was one of the few with chaise lounges and palm trees right off the deck. We definitely appreciated both of those. We spent most of our time on the deck because it felt just like being on the beach.
Thanks for all of your help making our stay great!
Rick Cardin, September 2009
Sometimes a picture says it best….we had a good time at Cape San Blas! Thanks!
Dana Labrick, August 2009
Thanks, Wendy, for all of your help. The rental was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Cape San Blas. Although my husband and son weren’t feeling well when we headed out, they were glad we went.
I’ve already given your website to numerous people. We will certainly contact you next time we head that way.
Natalia Isaeva, August 2009
Just wanted to thank you for the best vacation we ever had! Cape San Blas is the best place in the world! We have already started to plan our next vacation so we can come again!
M.H., March 2009
We did make it home safe and sound….and sad! We’ve done numerous trips, Disney Cruise, all inclusive resorts etc., but this was the first vacation we’ve ever taken as a family where I had tears in my eyes when leaving! We literally did NOTHING! I cooked all the meals at home and spent some very valuable and hard to get family time with my 2 girls and husband.
While we were there we saw dolphins! One even swam about 5 feet way from a guy out in the water to get her baby away from him…it was so awesome. The home made us feel comfortable right way. We settled in as if we had lived there forever. We truly had a great time!
We will come back for sure. I am hoping to do a family reunion there with some of my sisters and their families. My husband travels A LOT. We don’t see much of him. On trips he is usually on the phone. Not at Cape San Blas…due to the no cell phone or limited cell phone coverage, we had him all to ourselves. It was really great for girls to have their dad’s undivided attention. Thanks again!
David and Karen Larson (and Lilly Rose), February – March 2009
Thank you for the very prompt check for the deposit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and especially the dog-friendly beach and the jewel of a state park. We did attend a bird walk in the park, the information being available at the registration station. Visits to the St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge probably are best during the guided tour since the shuttle drops you off on the beach but the lakes and wetlands are on the other end of the island. We did attend a great lecture by an archaeologist from the U at Tampa given by the Friends of the Refuge. Best restaurants and shopping we thought were in Apalachicola, which is a really neat historic town. Keep us on the mailing/email list. Many thanks.
Carrie & Brian, February 2009
Made it home, but still missing the warm weather and the ocean. Had a wonderful time just relaxing and walking on the beach! The dolphins were out the first few days of our stay. Bella, our bull mastiff, enjoy her stay as well. We hope to come back next year, it’s just heaven down there. Thank you for everything and appreciate all your help in making our vacation enjoyable!
Donna Brown, October 2009
Thank you for returning the deposit on PayPal…really appreciate the timeliness of getting that done.
We had a GREAT time. It is easy to see why people come back there time and time again. The view was so beautiful and we really enjoyed our unit. We met our neighbors on either side and they were so very nice. In fact, I have some pictures of the little boy in #11 when he was fishing that I will send you to forward on to them.
It was so great to be able to have Biscuit down there with us and everyone is so great with their dogs there. She loved the beach and went kayaking with us too!
Thanks so much for your help in getting everything arranged. We will definitely be talking to you again for future ventures!
Margo Thomas, August 2008
It was beautiful! We loved the peace, the beach, the water so warm,….I wish I could manage a way to raise our family with such simplicity. We had great quality time and laughs with our kids, the best gift of all. And Tank, oh my! He was in doggy heaven. Pelican view was a perfect set-up for us. We are having view withdrawal. I must have taken a million pictures and somehow none do it justice!
We left in such a rush that we did not have time to enter in the guest book or fill out the forms. I cannot think of anything off-hand that we didn’t have and may have needed…maybe a hairdryer. Thank you for processing the deposit refund.
It is a long way for us, but I hope we will be able to return some time. It is truly amazing how untouched it is. We were repeated surprised and thrilled by the vastness and emptiness of the beach. It is so rare, if not nonexistent.
Pamela Poole, July 2008 (Repeat Guests)
Pelican View is absolutely the best of the best! Oh, my goodness! Having your first cup of coffee in the mornings on the balcony of the master suite was amazing! And so easy since we had the lovely “coffee station” right in the suite…..very thoughtful!
This was our 5th trip to the Cape and we honestly didn’t even consider booking with anyone else. We’ve really come to appreciate all the extras that you include, the way you have simplified the check-in and check-out procedures, the beautiful, immaculate condos and, of course, the gorgeous, uncrowded beach!
Maisie, our little Westie, had a great time! She loves the beach (and just looks so adorable because she is the exact color of the white sand!) Our friends (many of whom are more familiar with Panama City and Destin) simply cannot believe that we put our “beach stuff” out on Saturday when we arrive and don’t bring ti in until we have to leave for home. It just doesn’t get much better than that….
Our 2 sons and their lovely wives were able to join us this year. Although we all live within 30 minutes of each other, we seldom have time to just relax and be together. One evening we bought some fresh shrimp and prepared a wonderful scampi with angel hair pasta. We all ate together out on the deck as the sun was setting. There was a nice breeze and we had such a good time laughing and talking over one another. That is a memory I will always cherish…
Every year we think we’ve had the best vacation ever and this year was certainly no exception. We can’t wait to get back to the Cape!
Thank you for everything you continue to do to make our experience enjoyable and stress-free. We’ll be in touch as soon as we know how our schedule looks for next time.
Again, many, many thanks!
Christine Utter and Family, June 2008
We had a wonderful time in Pelican View. It is decorated so beautifully and it was so comfortable it felt like home. We didn’t want to leave! Thanks for sending our deposit back. When we come back to the Cape we will definitely be renting from you again.
April Allman, Atlanta, GA June 2008
Thank you for the timely deposit return. Yes, I do wish I were back! Matter of fact I was eyeballing dates for next year! We all had fun and my daughter had a BLAST! She built sandcastles, caught hermit crabs and minnows to “rescue” and return to the sea, swam in the pool and learned to boogie board. Coneheads was a plus :-)! I have vacationed on St. George Island for the past 10 years and Mexico Beach twice and I can honestly say Cape San Blas tops them all. Loved the Pelican and will be coming back!
Leonard Finch and Family, June 2008
It was all your website said it was and more! We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay at Barrier Dunes #12, Pelican View. Such a wonderful property. Upon arrival we had NO second thoughts about our choice for a vacation spot and no surprises (except how nice the condo and grounds really were). Even the weather cooperated with clear skies, clean beach sand, warm water and tropical breezes. Everyone from the guests to the people taking care of the property were very friendly. It was refreshingly nice to know we could leave our things on the beach and outside the condo overnight without fear of losing them. The people at the complex were definitely a nicer class that know how to enjoy themselves tastefully.
Thanks very much to the owners (the Evans family) for offering a venue that enabled a relaxing and gratifying vacation experience.
Sally Squibb, April/May 2008 (2 weeks)
I had a wonderful time! I have never been to such a beautiful place with such wonderful accommodations!
Honestly, if I could LIVE in that condo, I would be a happy woman! Not only was Pelican view beautiful to look at, but the entire experience, the ambiance, the water, the sunrises, the sunsets, the shells, the “little things” like outdoor showers and thoughtful kitchen additions and everything I could use in/on/near/next to the sand had been thought of! Even the other guests were all a joy to experience. My elderly Bassett hound had a little trouble navigating the 3 sets for stairs, but even SHE eventually adapted to the “journey”.
I truly had no idea such a paradise existed.
I hope we can/will return next year or even earlier, but who know what the coming months will lay in our laps!
Brenda Rau, February 2008
Wanted to let you know what a fabulous place the Cape is! Of course you already knew that! Lucy and I had such a great week of just doing nothing and it was so fun to see all the dogs just being dogs! The condo was fab, way too much space for me– but really nice!
I “spa’d” myself everyday while I was there because you have that extra time to be good to yourself when you’re on vacation. Anyway, Cape San Blas is such a fabulous place and it was a really great vacation! Everybody at work today was like “WOW!, you look great!”
Jackie Cain, November 2007
We were very pleased with Barrier Dunes and our condo. The furnishings, view and layout were all beautiful. We only had 1 cloudy day the whole time. Our dogs loved it also and we were careful to follow all of the rules. We will definitely go back. Thank you for refunding the security deposit!
Pam Spry, September 2007
Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time at the Cape, and we loved everything about the place, especially the view! Everything was exactly as described on your website and it exceed our expectations. Not only would we like to come back sometime in the future, we’d like to come back now! I still have the post-vacation blues! We live in a very big city with way too much traffic, so it was a completely relaxing getaway.
We loved being able to walk out of the townhouse right onto the beach and take long walks on the beach every morning and evening. We loved reading in the afternoon in the master bedroom and looking out on the ocean and being able to see just the water. It was almost like being on a cruise ship! The weather was perfect every day and the sunsets were beautiful every night.
This was our first trip to the ocean with our Golden Retriever, and we weren’t sure if she’d like it, but we had trouble getting her out of the water. We met 2 ladies in one of your rentals with a one year old Golden Retriever (Kerrie and Cathy), and the 2 dogs had so much fun playing together in the ocean and on the beach.
Thank you for making your townhouse available for dog owners. Having our pooch with us made the trip so much more fun, and as a result, we met several very nice dogs and their owners!
Only 1 of these Golden Retrievers is Pam’s–these 2 dogs met at the Cape and became fast friends!
Ray and Jennifer Kulchysky, Canada August 2007
Our vacation at Cocoa Beach and Cape San Blas was EXCELLENT! We arrived home safely last night — 2170 kilometers door to door!
Jen, the girls and myself really appreciate all your assistance in making our Cape San Blas vacation relaxing and worry free. We appreciate your prompt email returns, your professionalism and your “always available” hospitality. We will definitely recommend you to our friend who enjoy traveling with their pets! Trooper had a blast — we will forward some pictures via the internet in due time.
Kim Coker, July 2007
We all made it back home after a wonderful week. We had a blast and have already talked about returning soon. It was nice to meet you–thanks for taking the time to check in on us.
Ronald Bell, July 2007
I can honestly say that it was the best family vacation we’ve ever taken. The unit was so convenient to the beach. The children and grandchildren were able to enjoy spending time together and we have great photos of them. Thanks for your prompt responses; attention to our needs; and providing a wonderful place to spend quality time!
Ashley Tharp (May 2007) Repeat guests!
We had a great time! It was hard going back to work today. I’m sure we’ll be back next summer, we loved the unit! It was definitely worth a few extra dollars to see the dolphins every morning!
Jennifer Lang, Colorado (April 2007)
Thank you for your note, we had a wonderful time. Believe it or not, the drive didn’t end up being that bad. Guess it shows how much we needed to get away! We ended up relaxing and walking the dogs on the beach. I sure hope the county doesn’t change the law on allowing the dogs, it was awesome. We are definitely interested in coming back. Also, we loved the decor of the master suite. It was beautiful!
NOTE: There are no plans to change the rules about pets on the beach!