Sea Breeze – Barrier Dunes 52 – 137 Sable Circle – Map it NEW CANCELLATION STARTING FEB 10, 2018
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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 & at the lighthouse, rode our bikes several times in the park & on the bike trail, ate shrimp from the Piggly Wiggly several times & had to return 3 times to the Chocolate Company in Apalachicola. The setting is just what we like. Thanks for everything!” Judy Bateman, Guest
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2 Bedrooms | King, Queen & Queen sleeper sofa | 2.5 Baths
Gulf Views & backs up to lake | 40 steps to the Beach
Free Highspeed Internet & Long Distance | 3 cable TV’s, 3 DVDs
Free Domestic Long Distance | Fully stocked kitchen, Laundry room
Covered parking | Pet-Friendly
Gate on the back deck for pets & little ones
Hot & Cold Shower
Gas Grill | Central Heat and Air
All linens provided | Non-Smoking
Details and Photos:
Sea Breeze (Barrier Dunes #52) is light & cheerful, well-stocked, on a lake, across from the beachfront pool & 40 short steps to the beach! It is awaiting you and your family, so come enjoy a relaxing Cape San Blas beach vacation!
You will find tile throughout 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 & pots & pans. The kitchen also has a phone with an answering machine.
Dining room: Seating for 6 with an additional 2 stools at the breakfast bar & 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, DVD, ceiling fan, movies for all ages, puzzles & several games
Large Back Deck: Includes gas grill, patio table & chairs.
Covered parking: Under Sea Breeze – Barrier Dunes 52 you will find covered parking for 2 cars. There is also a hot/cold shower & a hose for washing those sandy paws and toes!
King Bedroom with private porch with lovely gulf views, full bathroom, 27″ cable TV with DVD, ceiling fan, phone, & alarm clock.
2nd bedroom has a queen bed, full, private bathroom, private deck with gulf views, cable TV, DVD & ceiling fan.
Full laundry area with a washer, drier, iron & 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
Outdoor hose & hot/cold running shower to wash those sandy paws & 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!)
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.
Nicely re-done kitchen has all the comforts of home & equipped to cook your catch of the day
Sea Breeze King Master Bedroom with Private Gulf View Porch and Private Bathroom
Queen bedroom with cable TV & 2 closets, private bathroom & deck.
Beachfront pool at Barrier Dunes
You are 1st tier! Beach is RIGHT there!
Bev Sutler (October/November 2017)
Mike and Becky E. (October 2017)
I tell you each year how we love Sea Breeze, after staying there so many times it just feels like home.
Danny Seals (July 2017)
It was great. If you can’t be gulf front, unit 52 has got to be the best. Great location, well furnished and beach ready. Everything was easy and Cape Escape was great to work with, thanks Wendy we hope to be back soon.
Jo Dee Wright (July 2017)
Thanks so much for following up with us! It was just a wonderful vacation and we really couldn’t have asked for anything more. The condo was so well equipped, more so than any other rental I’ve stayed at. We brought beach gear with us but a lot of it stayed in the car. There were plenty of chairs and toys and gear. More than we could even use. The inside was just as cute and clean in person as it was in the pictures. Most nights we bought seafood and stayed in an cooked.
We highly recommend the Port St Joe Shrimp Co! The kitchen is so well-equipped, the cookware was awesome. There were enough plates to feed a small army, so I wasn’t always washing dishes. It was a little rainy while we were there, but we still had plenty of time to spend at the beach. We went in to the Port St Joe Piggly Wiggly to get groceries, visited the Lighthouse, and drove through the quaint little downtown area. We also drove down to Apalachicola one day. Another neat little town with lots of fresh seafood restaurants.
Best of all, we relaxed and spent time playing on the beach and at the pool. Our little girl and our furry boys loved it all! My husband actually considered not having cell service to be a bonus feature! The wi-fi worked great throughout the unit too. Bethany cried when we left and we honestly can’t wait to get back. No crowds and no traffic make for one of the best vacations I’ve had. All of our friends and family have asked us how we found it and they want to check it out now too! Maybe we should have kept the secret to ourselves though! Thanks again, Wendy and all the staff for such a great vacation. Hope to get back your way sooner than later!
Molly Merkle & Family (May/June 2017)
Thank you for checking in. We had a fantastic week at Cape San Blas. We appreciate you sharing your home with us so much. It was in great shape, clean, well-stocked, and very close to the beach and pools. Our younger girls loved watching turtles at the pond.
Patricia Bible (May 2017)
Wendy, Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our first trip to the Cape. Sea Breeze (52) far exceeded our expectations. We found the home very clean and well stocked, (which was much appreciated). It was also very short walk to beach and pool areas. We really loved the beach (great sunset’s!), both pool areas and just relaxing. Husband really enjoyed fishing on the beach. Would highly recommend the Cape to anyone who travels with their pets. We travel with our 8yr old Maltipoo, who loves the beach as much as we do!! Pleased to find such a pet friendly place!! This was our first time to area, but hopefully not our last. We loved everything about the Cape and hope to be repeat guests at Sea Breeze. Thank you for making the whole process so easy and being available for any questions we had.
Debby Youell (January 2017)
We stayed at Sea Breeze for two weeks in January. Our only regret is that we didn’t plan to stay longer! Everything about Barrier Dunes was absolutely perfect for us…from outstanding communication with Wendy, to the beautiful condo and its location near the beach, and especially the fact that the condo AND the beach were dog friendly. We had never vacationed with Charlie (a full-size Collie!) before but he loved the beach as well. We met so many wonderful, friendly people (and their fur-children!) and we are planning to go back next year for a month.
What we loved most, besides the dog-friendly atmosphere, is that Cape San Blas is quiet this time of year and somewhat remote. Golf and restaurants aren’t too far away, though. We found a couple of restaurants that allowed Charlie to come along too! We met a couple on the beach that was from our home state and the guys played golf a couple of times. We got lots of exercise walking through the neighborhood and on the beach; when it was cool outside we took the time to get caught up on some reading. We give Sea Breeze and Barrier Dunes an A+!
Sharlene Tix (January 2017)
Thanks. We loved it again. Great trip.
Thank you we really enjoyed our days there. The place was very nice and we appreciated the clean appearance of the home.
We arrived home safely and are recovering from vacation. We enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes. While we were there we took a sunset horseback ride with Two Bit Stables and enjoyed exploring the area. We visited Apalach and found it quaint while we were there we ate at the OWL restaurant food was excellent. We enjoyed the Indian Pass Raw Bar the baked oysters were superb and the steam shrimp was excellent. We ate at the Dockside Resturant twice and sat in their dog-friendly outside seating area. I am attaching a couple of pictures.
Mike and Becky Earlywine – Repeats (October 2016)
We returned home safely after a long but relaxing drive. We had an incredible time at the cape again this year.
Gulf Breeze was clean, completely outfitted with all we needed and it enabled us to have a wonderful vacation. You told me you thought we would like Gulf Breeze and you were right. My husband commented on the “Relax” sign in the kitchen and said it was so appropriate because that is exactly what we did. What a great complex and area–you guys have really found a jewel of a spot in the world.
We were afforded beautiful weather through the week, caught some Triple Tail which we thoroughly enjoyed cooking for a couple of delicious dinners (went out with Captain Carl off of Indian Pass–he was great!), built some fabulous bonfires on the beach while we took in the evening ocean breeze and gorgeous stars. Sunsets were magical and all the people we met throughout the week were so very friendly and nice. It was very convenient to have the beach chairs, the beach buggy, pet towels–so many items that we used and didn’t have to bring from home. This was our pup’s first visit to the beach and we think she appreciated her time as well–what’s the saying…”a tired dog is a happy dog!” and she was pooped out and happy!
No worries on the DVD player–you’re correct that our player at home is Blue Ray and the one at Gulf Breeze is not. Since you have HBO at the condo, we found plenty of other movies to enjoy.
The Stewarts – Repeat Guests (September 2016)
Wendy, Thanks so much for finding us a BEAUTIFUL rental on such short notice! We all appreciate you getting things set up so quickly so that we could extend our time at the Cape (a week is never enough). Barrier Dunes is almost like our second home and Unit 52 had a great view and location. It was so nicely decorated and you always have so many extras included it’s hard to beat!! I couldn’t get over how great the beach looked and how calm and clear the water was. September and October always means fewer people on the beach, less heat and humidity, better nights for bonfires and shorter lines for eating out! Glad to see ya’ll down there enjoying yourselves as well! Can’t wait to come back down again, Georgia, Ashlyn, Sparky and Roxy
Deborah Migues – Repeat Guests (August 2016)
We really enjoyed it and the weather couldn’t have been better! As always, it’s so nice staying in one of your condos. You provide everything that is needed.
We will be back!
Wayne Carr (May 2016)
We and our dog enjoyed our stay very much and we plan to return. The Cape is a beautiful place and quite, which is nice in comparison to the hustle and bustle of many of the other options. There was very little traffic and no noise. I didn’t see a single parasail, fly by advertisement or party boat. In fact, only one airplane flew by and it looked lost.
We stopped on the way in and bought groceries but we discovered that if we needed anything the grocery store next to the donut shop had a little of everything. In fact, we bought a couple of filets from there that were as good as any I’ve had. For us, having the state park next door and the bike path the entire length of the Cape was great. It was nice to mix a little riding and exploring with beach time. This was our dog’s first beach vacation and our first time to have a dog with us at the beach. It won’t be our last. Dogs are experts at relaxation and our dog gave us several suggestions for how to maximize our relaxation time on and off the beach. Our only regret was that we only stayed 3 nights.
Barbara Bowman (April 2016) Repeat Guests
We had a GREAT time, Wendy, thanks so much! Here’s sweet Pep, after she played her heart out swimming at the beach. Pretty nifty at age 12, she remembered everything, all her favorite spots.
Lisa Penhallegon (March 2016) Repeat Guests
We had a wonderful time! The unit was perfect & the weather was beautiful every day! Wish we could have stayed all week but we’ll be back. Thanks again for helping make our trip a great one!
The Boston Family (August 2015)
We had a wonderful time there and will return in the future. Thank you for everything!
V. Wilson (June/July 2015)
We loved the place and Barrier Dunes & had a wonderful time. My husband & I stayed there with another couple for our babymoon! The neighborhood was cozy & the condo was decorated so nice & felt like home. We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach & at night ate at some of our favorite restaurants. Tamara’s in Apalachicola is always delicious. Wendy made the whole rental process easy & quick. We would love to stay here again!
The Coleman Family (June 2015)
We had a wonderful stay at Barrier Dunes! The beach was amazing! My family & I loved the fact that it was not crowded & very family oriented. We didn’t have to worry about loud & annoying music or obnoxious people. We were able to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the waves during the day and a bonfire with the waves at night! Very dog friendly.
Finding the beach at the condo was a very pleasant surprise & made our short walk to the beach so much easier.
Thanks again for your willingness to be so specific & for your willingness to let me family arrive a little early. We do plan to visit again in the near future!
Rita Petty (May 2015)
We enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes 52. The kitchen is very well equipped for most everything. The bed was almost as good as at home! The condo is very convenient to the beach and the beach was absolutely beautiful. Our trip there was everything I expected and more! We both came back very rested and ready to charge. Thank you for everything.
The Merrifield Family (March 2015)
We had a great time. The condo was clean and comfortable. Thank you so much!
Jamie Noll (July 2014)
Thank Wendy, we did have a wonderful time & will definitely be calling to reserve something next year.
Dana Garrard and Family (March 2014)
I just had to email you to tell you what a GREAT time we had at Barrier Dunes this past week! The unit was perfect! We are telling all our friends about it. We just can’t stop talking about how wonderful it was. We just can’t believe how well stocked it was…everything needed for the beach, dish detergent, etc. Amazing! Our pup had a great time, too. We loved the entire area, the Barrier Dunes complex, our unit…just perfect. We will definitely be back!!!!!Thank you so much for making the rental and check-in process so smooth. All the info on the area (things to do, etc.) was extremely helpful.Can’t wait to go again! And will definitely be contacting you for the perfect unit.
Dawn and Terry O’Kelly (Dec. 2013/January 2014)
We made it and loved the place. Wish the weather would have cooperated but we made the best of it. We had a great time and celebrated New Years Eve in style. Thanks for making it happen. We will definitely be back. Possibly the same unit as it was well stocked, home like and very comfortable.Thanks again for a good vacation, looking forward to visiting again. Our dogs loved the beach and we are very grateful for a dog friendly place like this!
Michele Bertrand & Family (December 2013)
I was going to email you, just didn’t get that chance. It’s always such a big job before and after vacation. Well to sum up how our trip went, I could say this, if we didn’t have a 5 year old in school, we’d become snowbirds at your place in a heartbeat. Oh my goodness. We loved it.
The unit was great. Clean and beachy looking. Had everything we needed. Thank you for rectifying the grill, we had bought all grill food for the whole week, so we had really counted on a grill.
The rooms were spacious and we all really felt at home while there. Good thing for that outdoor hose, it’s amazing how that sand sticks to everything.
The Trading Post was a great store and we bought ourselves several little treasures from there. And a pizza on the last night. They were super nice about mailing a letter we had for us.
The grounds are absolutely beautiful. And the maintenance people and everyone there was so friendly. We took walks on the beach and around the grounds every day. I found so many cute places to take my daughters picture.
What we loved most though, was the private secluded non crowded beach. Oh my goodness. I couldn’t get over it. We were looking for a non crowded place, so my daughter would have that ‘freedom’ to play without being crammed with people. This was what drew us to Barrier Dunes the most. And boy did she have freedom. It was just plain wonderful. She loved it. We loved it. Played in the sand every single day, looked for shells, walked in the water. It way surpassed my expectations. We are already wanting to come back.
We have no complaints or problems. I do have one suggestion, the pillows in both rooms are getting quite flat, almost like sleeping with no pillow. But that’s just a suggestion, not a complaint.
We had a GPS, but we also used your directions too. My Father in Law is a snowbird in Destin and he came down one day to visit us, and he complimented your directions, saying you brought us a good route. He also said how pretty the area is, especially the last 15 minutes of the drive.
The worst part was the long drive down and back. But we really did have a wonderful time. As for pictures, oh goodness, I took about 700. Literally. No exaggeration there. I have my own personal website/blog that I post stuff for family and friends. As soon as I get some uploaded (not all 700, haha) I will send you the link to them.
Thank you so much. You have been great and communicated with me so well to prepare for our trip to the Cape, I really appreciate that.
I hope you have very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
PS – I’ll send that link to the pictures within a few days.
The Greens (October 2013)
Thanks a bunch Wendy, we had a blast and will definitely be back. J We have already suggested we do a family reunion there. We have already had 3 other couples ask about your property from my work and we couldn’t tell them enough good things. You all really pay attention to detail and make your guests feel right at home.
Cheryl Corlee (July 2013)
Thank you so much for sharing your condo with us. It was wonderful and everything was just as your website described. But I must commend you for the extra effort in supplying all the little items such as cleaning supplies and toiletries. We rented a four bedroom condo and its attached apartment in Navarre Beach only to discover upon our arrival that there was not one square inch of toilet paper in any of the four bathrooms. Going back to the grocery store instead of the beach was not what we had planned. Sometimes it really is the little things that count the most.Thank you for all your patience and help with the reservations.
The Kelley Family (and pups), June 2013
We just loved our stay in Barrier Dunes, Unit 52. It was a short walk to the beach & pool, which was incredibly nice especially since we had our infant & 2 dogs. We felt so comfortable & at home. The kitchen had everything you needed to cook with. The rooms were large & roomy and beautifully decorated. We will definitely be back!
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 cap it all off, 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 accommodations. 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 pups loved the weather 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 Conehead’s 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! 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 season, 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!
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 swept 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 Wendy. Your place is extraordinary!
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.