Walking on Sunshine – Direct Beach front condo – Barrier Dunes 1 – 557 Barrier Dunes Drive – Map it
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2 Bedrooms with Loft with 2 twins, 2.5 Baths | 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, & Queen Sleeper
Gulf Front – End Unit with window seat for lots of light | 3 Decks – 2 gulf front!
Free Domestic Long Distance | 4 flat screen cable TVs, 4 DVDs
Full kitchen, Laundry room | Wifi Internet | Covered Parking
Pet-Friendly | Gate on Back Deck for kids & dogs | Gas Grill
Tile on Lower Floor, Carpet on Stairs & in Bedrooms
Central Heat & Air | All linens provided | Non-Smoking
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Walking on Sunshine – Direct Beach front condo & end unit! You will find it well stocked & ready for you & your family to come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation on Cape San Blas!
You will find a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, breakfast bar with two stools, large back deck & 1/2 bathroom.
Fully stocked kitchen that includes a refrigerator with ice maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans. Kitchen also has a phone & answering machine. There is an empty kitchen cabinet for guests to store personal food and supplies.
Seating for 6 with an additional 2 stools at the breakfast bar and a patio table with umbrella on the back porch if you want to enjoy a sunset (our beaches face West) or watch the dolphins swim by while you have dinner!
Queen sleeper sofa, 2nd sofa & 1 additional cushioned chair for extra seating, coffee table for playing games, stereo, 60” LED TV (smart TV), Cable, Blue-ray/DVD player, movies & games.
Large Back Deck:
Includes gas grill, patio table & chairs, 2 highboy chairs with a highboy tables & 2 lounge chairs. There is a gate to keep the dogs and kids safe. There is also a shower & hose for rinsing off sandy toes & paws.
King Master Bedroom with private porch and fabulous gulf views, coffee maker, full bathroom with walk in shower. Master includes 40” LED TV (smart TV), cable, Blu-Ray/DVD player, ceiling fan & alarm clock.
The 2nd bedroom has a queen bed, full, private bathroom with tub/shower combo, private deck, 40” LED TV (smart TV), cable, Blue-Ray/DVD player & ceiling fan and alarm clock.
Laundry soap is provided for your convenience & to save space in your car!
You will find 2 twin and enjoy a 40” TV, cable & a DVD player. Comfortable area for kids. The loft is accessible by stairs & a great area for the kids to have their own space!
Covered parking: Under the home you will find covered parking for 2 cars. There is also a shower and hose for washing those sandy paws and sandy toes.
AMENITIES 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
Dog towels and sheets
Extra Garbage Bags
Extras For the Kitchen:
Fully stocked with everything you would expect, plus
Crab Pot, Crab Crackers and Pickers
Little Extras for Entertainment:
Plenty of DVD’s
Books for all ages!
Games for kids and adults!
Enjoy this view from your back deck (or from the living room if you prefer!)
Living room with Queen Sleeper sofa, love seat and chair.
Dining area adjoining living room with table that seats 6.
2 stools at the counter.
King Master Bedroom with private porch and fabulous gulf views, coffee maker, full bathroom with walk-in shower.
Gulf view from the Master deck. Fred enjoys watching the waves.
Queen Bedroom, bright and cheery with private porch, flat screen TV.
Super Loft with 2 twin beds, TV and entertainment for the kids!
Walkin’ on Sunshine – Direct Beachfront condo – Guest Reviews (see our full Cape Escape Guest Book)
The DeAtley Family (November 2017)
Thank you so very much for quickly returning the earrings and cuddly toy that we left behind! You made two kids quite happy to get them back!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Cape, and the home was just perfect for our family! It was very cozy and comfortable for the seven of us, and the oceanfront view and easy access to the beach were great. Our grand-dog also enjoyed her visit and seemed to feel right at home. It was nice that we could include her in our trip as we do not like leaving any “family members” behind!
We loved touring the area and visiting the Trading Post (they seemed to have almost anything you could need). Port St. Joe was a lovely little city with great places to shop and eat. All in all…we just had a wonderful time and definitely plan to return!
Thanks for your assistance in making our reservations as well as making sure all was in order for our visit, and especially for the quick return of our left-behind items!
Hope you have a wonderful holiday season…
Sherry Smith (November 2017)
What a relaxing, wonderful time my husband, Craig, our Golden Retriever Sophie and I had while staying in Walking on Sunshine last week. The condo was immaculate, fully stocked with anything you might need other than your actual food. The beachfront view from the balconies were so gorgeous. Watching the sunset was so very beautiful and peaceful. We loved the beach- so clean and white soft sand between our toes! The ocean water couldn’t be clearer or prettier with the hues of blue and green. It was a getaway to recover from my Moms passing . so the beauty and serenity I felt there was so good for us. Sophie loved the ocean and played twice a day for a few hours each playing her retriever game of fetch ball in the ocean. Thank you so much.
Barbara Bonner & Family (October 2017)
We enjoyed our visit immensely! The children loved the loft. They called it “their room.” Not only did they have a blast at the beach my six-year-old grandson learned how to swim at the pool. Thank you so much!
Kimberly Owens (Aug/Sept 2017)
We were soooo disappointed…..to have to leave this place! The condo was really nice, but the view from the balcony/deck was amazing! They have everything you need included in the condo, so you don’t have to pack the whole house with you. There is a hole in the sand by the driveway. If you sneak the front door open, sometimes you will see a crab hanging out in the driveway. He’s a good size and will hang out there when no one is around. We hope no one decides to catch him and cook him! The beach is just a few steps away and it is gorgeous. Not very crowded and everyone was so friendly. There were several other pups on the beach while we were there. Everyone was well behaved and everyone picked up after their pups. One word of caution! Cockleburs! There are some wickedly painful cockleburs on the dunes that grow out on to the pathways. Just be careful when walking to the beach with the pups. Getting them out of fur was painful for us as well! One suggestion, if you have a clear night with no moon (it might be 2am to do this), go out and look up! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen so many stars. We even got to see the Milky Way!
Katherine Baskin (April/May 2017)
Walking on Sunshine” is a great place to spend time with family and pets. We enjoyed having so many amenities and the condo was decorated very nicely with lots of extras. We especially enjoyed our time on the deck. Sunsets were incredible and the beach is right there. Barrier Dunes is a great place for pets. We met so many nice people and our dog Freddie loved meeting all the other dogs when on his walks. We highly recommend “Walking on Sunshine” for everyone, especially with the great service you will receive from Wendy. She’s the best!
Melissa Miears (November 2016)
Wonderful Thanksgiving Week 2016.
Kathy Leard (October 2016)
Our stay in Walking on Sunshine was such a blessing for my family. The condo was furnished beautifully and the kitchen was very well stocked. Our four legged babies loved digging in the sand and the beach was terrific!!! Thanks so much for the great service. We will be returning!
Anna Eddy (October 2016)
We so enjoyed our stay away from home. The place was immaculate, had all the necessary staples and in general all the accommodations were extremely comfortable. It was our home away from home! The beach front property will remain in our minds forever!! We certainly will make arrangements to come back in the future.
Hannah Harris (September 2016)
Thank you so much for being so accommodating! The Cape was great and Walking on Sunshine was amazing! The only thing we regret about our stay is that it was too short! We loved that we were able to bring our dog. She had a blast hanging out on the beach with us all day. After such a positive experience, we think we will make this our new family vacation spot!
Thanks for everything!!
Mike Golding (August 2016)
Just wanted to let you know we thoroughly enjoyed our week. This is the 5th condo rental we have done and by far the best! Everything was great!
Jill Bostick (August 2016)
We had a great time. Bear (our Golden Retriever) may have had the most fun of all. He really loves the water. We had one rainy day while we were there but were able to get a lot of time on the beach. Thanks so much! We’ll certainly book again.
Paulette Smith (August 2016)
We loved the Cape . . . . it was our first trip to that area, and hopefully not our last.
Next time, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for better weather!! There was plenty to do inside, so even with the rain, we enjoyed just unwinding and catching up on reading, and even a board game or two. We still had some wonderful walks on the beach . . . . and Kenzie (choc. Lab.) was so funny trying to figure out the sand and the waves!! She loved it too!
Your condo was perfect!! One of the prettiest views of the beach EVER, and the sunsets were amazing.
We’ll stay in touch, and hopefully, plan another trip for next year.
Jennifer Roberts and Family – Repeat Guests (July 2016)
We loved being so close to the beach and I love that it was always very clean! Everyone really seems to take care in picking up after themselves. The water was amazing as always and we had wonderful weather all week long!
As always the house was super clean and we had a wonderful time relaxing and watching old movies. And we look forward to visiting Barrier Dunes again in the future!
Robin Reichman (June 2016)
Our trip was perfection for our family reunion. Wendy’s instructions were thorough and easy to navigate. She was very responsive to any questions we had. The units we rented were clean and well stocked. The beach is as beautiful as always. I would heartily recommend enjoying your vacation at Cape San Blas and using Wendy and her rental company. A+!
Joe Hurley (May 2016)
Ann and I loved the home and the whole area where it is located. The towns are charming and unique. We really enjoyed Apalachicola! The shops were interesting and the beer at the Oyster City Brew Company was fabulous! We also enjoyed Ann’s birthday dinner at Triple Tails in Port Saint Joe. The food was great, the service was spectacular. The dogs were welcome on their porch, so the whole family enjoyed the celebration.
The Gilbert Family (November 2015)
The condo was lovely. Had everything we needed.
Deborah Migues (October 2015) Repeat Guests
We had a wonderful time.. It was a little windy, but we didn’t care!
As always, it was top notch
Crystal Smith (September 2015)
Good morning, sorry I am just getting back to you about our trip. We absolutely loved it. The house was great and very well stocked. The beach was amazing. This was the first time we have taken our dog on vacation and she love the beach as much as we did. We will definitely be back and would love to stay in your house again. Thank you for everything you did to make this a great place to stay.
The Davis Family (June 2015)
We had a wonderful time. My grandkids loved the loft. They had their own play area. Everything was perfect. Loved the layout of the condo.
I loved the privacy of the bedrooms. I think it is the perfect layout for the 2 families. It was my daugher and son-in-law and 2 grandchildren We will definitely be back next year. I loved the beach & it was a great trip. The place was perfect.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful home.
James Miller (May 2015)
Barrier Dunes and your condo were awesome! Walking on Sunshine was perfectly appointed & what a view. The TV was GREAT! I got to watch GA beat Louisville in highdef, and heard the surf at the same time! We had a great time!
Lisa Wood (January 2015)
My lifelong fantasy of having a home on the beach was fully (if all to briefly!) fulfilled during our recent stay at Barrier Dunes Unit 1, Walking on Sunshine.
There is much that we enjoyed about the property, but as a city-dweller who rarely sees stars, I especially loved sitting on the beach-facing balconies (outside the main floor and outside the master bedroom) and looking at the night-sky while listening to the ocean.
Wendy and her on-site staff did a great job making us feel welcome. We loved the spacious rooms, beautiful and homey furnishings and decor, and were enthusiastic users of the outdoor grill and fully-equipped kitchen (though we can also recommend the barbecue at the Sand Bucket, and pizza from Coneheads, which is literally at the entrance to Barrier Dunes). We found Barrier Dunes to be a great home-base for exploring the Cape, close to the St. Joseph State Park and a short drive to the many other attractions and activities.
I highly recommend an “off-season” stay; you get a relaxed atmosphere and it is warm enough to spend time on the beach -I even waded into the water to get a closer look at a small flock of grey pelicans riding the ocean waves.
The phrase “pristine beach” may be a cliché, but it truly applies to Cape San Blas and Barrier Dunes, all the more remarkable considering all of the dog-walking, fishing and other activity. You get a sense that visitors and residents all appreciate the unique beauty of the beach and are committed to its preservation. I hope to visit again sometime soon!
Sue Martin (December 2014)
We had the absolute best time ever at the Cape. Mercedes, our English Shepherd, had so much fun! All of the people at the beach were awesome. Mercedes played with most of the dogs who were used to playing with other dogs. By the time we left, everyone knew her name as she loves all people & animals.
The condo was the best I have ever stayed in. I have stayed in many over the years & was so impressed. The accommodations were more than I expected or ever had before. I had the best time bragging on how wonderful our condo was. The fact that everyday things you have at home are there at the condo was fantastic. I commend you on this as it really felt like our home for a week. It was so comfortable staying there.
This is now our favorite vacation place & we are already talking about our next trip there & hope to be able to stay in your condo when we do.
Thanks so much for making our Christmas vacation so wonderful! Happy New Year!
Karen & Mike McManon (May 2014)
We had the most perfect spot in the world. It was such a lovely holiday and remains a happy memory. The home was well stocked. If we have the chance we would choose the same rental again. We hope for that chance!
Kathryn Vetrano (April 2014)
I’m just gonna go ahead and tell you….This condo is by far the best we have ever stayed in ! Love it! We were very surprised at ALL the great extras here. Never stayed at a place so well stocked.
We tried all afternoon to work it out so we could stay until Monday. But just can’t do it. Thank you so much for setting us up in this wonderful place. We will definitely be back and want to stay in this unit or at least a Cape Escape unit. You have really gone the extra mile. Thanks for the perfect weekend.
The Suderman’s (Feb/March 2014)
This is our 7th year at Barrier Dunes, and first time in one of Wendy’s beach front condo rentals. The condo was the best ever. We were very happy and so pleased with our stay at Walking on Sunshine (Walkin’ on Sunshine – Direct Beach front condo). We loved the renovations. It was nicely decorated and clean and exactly as described. We were especially pleased that Wendy went above and beyond to help us when we discovered our reservation with another manager fell through. Her willingness to work with us to get the condo ready for our requested dates was much appreciated. We are grateful to both the new owners and Wendy for our wonderful snowbird stay this year. We’re even on the books for next year. Thanks, Wendy!