Turtle Crawl Barrier Dunes 191 – 149 Sandpine Drive – Map it
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Video Walk Through of Barrier Dunes 191 – Turtle Crawl
“I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed Turtle Crawl & Barrier Dunes. You had almost everything anyone would need. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I have never rented a vacation home over the internet or without a friends recommendation but we loved Barrier Dunes and the area. The grounds were lovely and the condo was immaculate and so nicely decorated. Jane Cahill, Guest
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Turtle Crawl Barrier Dunes 191 Gulf View
2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen sleeper sofa
Gulf Views from BOTH SIDES! | 75 steps to Beach
3 Porches / Decks | End unit
WiFi Internet Access! | 3 cable TVs, VCRs & DVDs
Full kitchen, Laundry room |Free domestic long distance
Covered parking | Pet friendly | Gas Grill
Gate on back deck for dogs & kids
Central Heat & Air | All linens provided| Non-Smoking
Details and More Photos:
Turtle Crawl Barrier Dunes 191 Gulf View – from BOTH sides of the condo. It is bright, cheerful, well-stocked, just a few short steps to the beach and ready for you and your family to come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation!
Oversized master suite with king bed, private, dedicated porch with OUTSTANDING gulf views, walk-in closet, double sinks in dressing area, bathroom with separate shower and garden tub. The master also has cable TV with DVD, ceiling fan, portable phone, & alarm clock.
There is also a full laundry room with a washer, drier, iron & ironing board. We also provide laundry soap for your convenience!
You will find a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, breakfast bar with two stools, queen bedroom, large back deck and full bathroom.
Kitchen: Fully stocked with refrigerator with ice maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, coffee maker, dishes, pots & pans. Kitchen also has a portable phone and answering machine. Everything you need to cook and enjoy your catch of the day!
Dining room: Seating for 4 with 2 additional stools at breakfast bar.
Living room: Queen sleeper sofa, loveseat, chair, coffee table for playing games, cable TV, DVD, movies for all ages, puzzles, several games.
Large Back Deck: Includes gas grill, patio table and chairs.
Second bedroom: Queen size bed with private porch and gulf view, ceiling fan and cable TV 24″ with DVD Player
Covered parking: Under the unit you will find covered parking for 2 cars. There is also a hot/cold shower with a privacy enclosure and a hose for washing those sandy paws and toes!
Little extras for the beach: For your convenience we have provided some extras that we hope clears space in your car and makes your packing easier!
Buckets and shovels
Outdoor hose and hot / cold running shower with privacy enclosure to wash those sandy paws and toes!
Crab Nets & Crab Buckets.
You may also find some other little extras as our Northern guests often leave some of their beach items behind for others to enjoy!
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 and Pickers, Blender
Little extras for entertainment:
Books for all ages!
Games for kids and adults!
For our littlest guests we also provide a booster seat and a Pack and Play portable crib that is complete with mosquito netting (please bring your own sheets for the Pack and Play!).
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** Barrier Dunes 191 now has High Speed Wireless Internet Access! **
Gulf views from both sides of Turtle Crawl! Enjoy the sunset from the vacation rental or walk to the beach in just 75 steps off your back deck.
Comfortable living area with flat screen cable TV & DVD.
End unit with window seat for lots of extra light. Dining area & well-provisioned kitchen for all your cooking needs.
The spacious back deck includes seating and a gas grill for cooking your catch of the day.
King Master Suite: Takes up whole upper floor. Flat screen cable TV with DVD, private deck, en-suite with separate garden tub and shower & walk in closet.
Double sinks off the master bedroom allows room for both of you!
Queen bedroom on the main floor offers private decwith gulf view and cable flat screen TV.
Full bathroom is right outside it’s door.
Beahfront pool at Barrier Dunes, 1 of 2 pools you can enjoy!
Floorplan for Barrier Dunes 191 -Turtle Crawl
GUEST COMMENTS & PICTURES:
Angela Dye and Family (July 2017)
We had such a special stay! Thank you for all the small touches to make things more convenient like kitchen and beach items and for your thoroughness and help. we hope to be back very soon. The directions, beach and accommodations were perfect.
Lisa Merrow & Family (May 2017)
All was perfect and another memorable family gathering. Your communication was impeccable.
Susan O’Neal (January 2017)
Amy, Lana, and I had a GREAT time at the beach in Turtle Crawl! The weather was beautiful and the condo was clean and well stocked and furnished. Thank you for your help in making last minute plans. You are always easy to work with and I appreciate your helpfulness. Attached are a few of pictures.
Riley Wultz (December 2016)
My wife, our dog, and I want to tell you how enjoyable our stay in your Unit 191 in December was. When we arrived, we found the unit, and everything in it, to be very clean. The unit was very well supplied with virtually anything a vacationer could need or want.
The time we spent in Unit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us and we hope to return next December.
Susanne Goodman (October 2016)
Melissa Baumann (October 2016)
We loved our time in the unit and appreciated that it was clean when we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and you were spot on with directions on access and flexible with our check-in. We were especially pleased that it all happened at the last minute and you were so accommodating so thank you!
It’s my second stay in these units and I’ll be sure to return. I’m happy to recommend to others.
Debra Marler (October 2016)
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Turtle Crawl. It’s such a “beachy” house and very relaxing. We actually came there to ride out Hurricane Matthew. What a blessing to have found your lovely house. My sister was visiting from PA and really enjoyed her stay. We loved being able to walk to the beach. We ate at Sunset Coastal Grille the last night we were there. The food was good and the view spectacular.
A little bit of history: My husband’s great uncle, Ernest Marler, was the Asst. lighthouse keeper at Cape San Blas lighthouse and died in 1938 (he was actually murdered according to historical records, but it is still unknown who did it and why). There is a book published called “Secrets of Cape San Blas!” It’s based on Ernest Marler but fictional. Very interesting read. It’s a coincidence that the code was the same as the date he died. Also, there was a picture of the lighthouse on the wall. And the master bedroom had a plaque with “Captain’s Quarters” on it. My husband is a Captain, his father was a Captain and his grandfather was a Captain. All from Destin, Fl. My husband’s name is David Ernest Marler, named after his great uncle. You can imagine our surprise when we arrived to find all of this. It was like it was meant to be!
We would love to come back again when were not escaping storms and can take advantage of all that you have to offer.
Thank you for the short mini vacation in your beautiful house!
Debra Marler (The “Captain’s” Wife)
Susan Fuller (August 2016)
What a wonderful place! That’s the most relaxed I’ve been in years. The dogs had a blast! I certainly hope to go back before too long.
Mary Nagle (August 2016)
Thank you, Wendy, we had a lovely time during our short stay. We wished we could have stayed longer. The rental home was nice and efficient. It is truly just a short walk or steps to the beach. The beach buggy was very helpful to carry the beach items. Turtle Crawl was supplied with all the starter needs and even came with wood to have a small fire on the beach, however, we did not do-it was way too hot to do so. Our dogs enjoyed the morning/evening walks on the beach. It was nice to bring them, although, they were too chicken to go into the water! The area is very well maintained and quiet, the way we like it. We will sure be a return customer!!
Vivian Pozo (April 2016)
Wendy: we had a great time visiting the Cape! Beaches were absolutely beautiful and the “squeaky” sugar sand brings back memories of my childhood. We spent a day kayaking the leeward side of St. Vincent National Wildlife Preserve and did a hike over the island tip to the beach side. Such a peaceful and enchanting place is St. Vincent! Did some biking another day into St Joseph Peninsula State Park and then south on the bike trail, fabulous biking! So much to do and too little time. We wished we didn’t have to leave so soon. My husband said it is best to leave before you want to because that means you want to return!
Robert Collins (April 2016)
Thank you – family loved the vacation spot and accommodations
Krista & Andy Robards (October 2015)
We had such a great time at your condo. My black Scottie girls Midge & Mandy were just perfect on their 1st beach vacation! It was so amazing how they settled right in & loved everything as much as we did. The weather was perfect for the dogs being cooler in the mornings & evenings for their outings. The porch with the gate worked as a safe place to roll & dry after their daily baths.
One evening we went horseback riding for our 28th year anniversary at sunset. The weather was changing so we didn’t get a sunset we were looking for, but the rainbow was outstanding in the distance!
We grilled outside on the porch for our dinners & enjoyed seeing others with & without their pets go by. Everyone was friendly & wanted to pet my girls. The Dockside Grill even had a area the dogs could sit with you in town.
The Campbells (September 2015)
My husband and I just returned from five nights at Turtle Crawl for the long Labor Day weekend with our dog, another couple & their three-month-old baby. That may sound like a lot of people in one unit, but we had plenty of room to spread out & enjoy our vacation. The weather was wonderful & we were able to take advantage of the blue green water & pristine sands of the Cape.
I chose Cape San Blas for my family vacation this summer and it was fantastic! We stayed in Turtle Crawl and felt like home. We did not have to worry about extra towels or spices or beach toys for the children, we found it all along with clean and cozy place to stay. The beach and Cape San Blas is a quiet, relaxing and magical place. We are looking forward to go back again. Thanks
Sally Imgruet (June 2015)
Thank you for all your help! We had a fantastic time at Cape San Blas! Will definitely try to get down there again in the future. Loved everything :-)!!
Sabrina Karels – Repeat Guest (May 2015)
I tell everyone how much I love it there. I can’t describe it. I just love the seclusion and the quiet and the banishing the city for a bit. I will keep going back for sure when I can manage the time away. I truly love going out there and I’m always sad to leave.
Thanks so much for always giving such helpful and thoughtful information and always helping out with questions. You are awesome! Can’t say enough good things.
Diane Reock (December 2014/January 2015)
We had a nice time at Turtle Crawl (Barrier Dunes 191) and were so impressed by your villa! You are a wonderful host and obviously thought of every detail–definitely picked up a few good tips for our properties in SC!!
The master bedroom was so well appointed and the bed was super comfortable. Your beach closet held another treasure trove of amenities which we so appreciated.
Having such a well equipped kitchen was another huge plus for us – we enjoyed creating meals with the abundance of local seafood. We were also struck by the helpfulness and friendliness of your neighbors–very nice community.
Again, many thanks for making your lovely home – and it really does feel like a home! –available to us at such short notice!
Jim Shivers (November 2014)
We had a great trip. The unit was very nice, particularly how well decorated it was. The weather was a bit cool and breezy, but not enough to keep us from long walks on the beach, which was even prettier than I remembered from our last visit.
Ate in mostly, but did have a quick beer at the Indian Pass Raw Bar and a great lunch at the Owl, which is our favorite in the area. The Raw Bar isn’t quite as much fun since Big Jim cleaned it up and Gator isn’t smoking while he cooks, but it’s still a classic. All in all a very nice trip at a very nice rental
Abby Donely and Family (August 2014)
We had the most wonderful time & the condo was great! We will absolutely come back to Barrier Dunes if we are fortunate enough to get to Cape San Blas again. It has been a pleasure working with you Wendy.
Connie Strickland (Mar/April 2014)
We had a great time & Barrier Dunes 191 was very comfortable & we all had a relaxing mini-vacation. We hope to come back in the future with more of our family.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful place!
The Gallo’s (Jan – March 2014)
Hubby and I spent January, February & part of March 2014 at Wendy’s Turtle Crawl (Barrier Dunes 191) with our 2 dogs & could not have been more pleased. The unit is decorated beautifully & comfortably.
The beds were just as comfy as our own at home, the kitchen has everything and more that you will need, the living furniture was great to lounge on, nice clean carpeting throughout the house & 3 balconies was a real plus too! Wendy’s attention to detail in your rentals & her willingness to provide quick response on any request makes her rentals a real “cut above” others.The Barrier Dunes complex is a great place for snowbirds and their dogs and is kept up very well. Easy new friendships can be made & Wendy keeps on top of upcoming events, etc. on the Barrier Dunes Snowbirds page so you know what’s going on and can join the fun. We would highly recommend & will make sure to return to Cape San Blas next winter!
Tommy and Suzanne Istvanki & Pups (August 2013 – Multiple Repeat Guests)
Once again you’ve proved your professional side. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes.Ilona, our 7 year old, taught Ellie, our 6 month old, how to swim in the ocean.We had a great time & the storms worked around our schedule. From a romantic dance and a fire on the beach, Suzanne and I ranked this stay the absolute best beach vacation to date. (17 years of marriage celebration.) Thank you again so much. We are now planning winters stay for possibly February.You’re The best!
Hallie Lee (June 2013)
We had a great time at Cape San Blas last week. The condo was great. The beach was beautiful & we got to relax as much as one can with a 9 month old & 2 dogs. It was just nice to have us all together under one roof (with no cell service)! We tried many of the local restaurants & toured some of the surrounding towns. I would love to go back when Johnathan is older so we can participate in more of the fun outdoor activities. The condo was great for us. It was great how much baby stuff was there! The dogs enjoyed the pet friendly beach and had plenty of great sunset walks. I have attached some of my favorite pictures from our trip!Thank you,
Cape San Blas and Barrier Dunes — perfect for Huskies, babies and their people!
Tim Ashburn July 2012
We had an awesome stay. The weather, beach, food and golf were some the best I have experienced at the Panhandle. We feel in love the “Forgotten Coast” and Turtle Crawl. I do want to come back soon. I am looking at dates for next May or June and would like to have a beachfront unit. When you suggest making a reservation so we do not get booked out?
Ken Mayes and Family, June 2011 (written by Hannah Mayes)
Thank you soooo much for letting us stay at one of your condominiums. I had way too much fun! I enjoyed being on the beach and having peace and quite with the sound of the waves, it was just unbelievable that there was so much room on the beach. Being able to bring my big moose of a dog, Molly, was fun. Especially since she was scared of the waves at first. I loved how it was so clean and they had games and movies, beach toys etc. already there. A am hoping ot come back soon! I had so muhc fun. Thank you for letting us stay there. I wished we could have stayed longer. I am Mr. Mayes’ youngest daughter, just turned 14, Hannah, and wil try to get them to take me back soon!
Tracy Frischcorn, May 2011
We are heading home and wanted to thank you for making our stay wonderful. We truly enjoyed our stay! Thanks for allowing us to experience such a wonderful place.
Barbara Dobbs, May 2011
We had a very nice and relaxing vacation there. We were very comfortable and wanted for nothing. The dogs really enjoyed the beach and ocean. Never did see those crabs you were telling us about. The weather didn’t cooperate a couple of days but we took car trips to Panama City beach for lunch and shoppin and Mexico Beach where we found toucans. They are right on the beach and the food was fabulous. Sunsets were awesome! We hae told our family and friends about Cape San Blas. Hopefully you will get more business from us. Thanks again.
Leslie Toney, March 2011
Our stay at Turtle Crawl was great. The Barrier Dunes is a wonderful location for walking, hiking the State Park trails, bay and beaches. The weather was a little cool, but absolutely clear, blue sunny skies the whole time. The evening sunsets were beautiful, so we enjoyed driving into St. Joe, Apalach, and Indian Pass for our dinners. We brought our bikes and rode the bike trai, various roads on Cape San Blas and throughout the State Park. Thank you for a comfortable stay at the Cape!
Chris and Cara Cook, February 2011
Thanks for the use of your wonderful home. It was just what we needed for some rest and relaxation. Everyone was nice. The place was great and we will certainly want to return! Rested, :-)!
Jeanne Mika, October-November 2010 (Repeat Guests)
We had a nice time…..a very relaxing week. The condo was perfect, once again. Clean and provided everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. I’m sure you’ll hear from us again. My mother and Aunt came by from Panama City for the day and fell in love with the area. My aunt has already said she’ll be renting. Until next time…
Bonnie Bevis, October 2010
We had a phenomenal time at Cape San Blas. LOVED the condo. So clean — everything worked. ZERO COMPLAINTS. Thanks so much for all of your help. We hope to come again SOON!
Rebecca Burgess, August 2010 (Repeat Guests)
Our trip was sublime. Don and I were amazed that we packed so much activitiy into a single trip and still felt rested and restored. No doubt, the ambiance and convenience at Turtle Crawl contributed. We fished and beached and dined out every day and came “home’ to familiar comforts.
I’ll contact you for our next trip. We may try a long weekend in the late fall or early winter to check out the fishing!
Kim Geddes, June 2010
We had a wonderful stay at Turtle Crawl; the accomodations were perfect for us! I’ve attached a couple of pictures as a testimonial that the sugar white beaches are completely oil free. The water was pristine as well. We look forward to future Cape Escapes!
Paul Daniel, July 2010
We loved the place! Seriously, you guys know what you are doing. I have traveled all over the world and have not seen any place that is as well run and organized as your vacation townhouse in Cape San Blas. Everything we needed to have a great little vacation was there! The white binder was very helpful with what to do information and saved me lots of time. For a rental, the apartmet was in very good shape and the beach was nicer than most beaches in Europe!
Scott Horlander, June 2010
The place was great — we really enjoyed it! We will definitely be back and stay longer next time!
Sarah Wales, June 2010
We really enjoyed Turtle Crawl & it was so comfortable & so well stocked! The kids had a great time & our beloved Boxer got to swim in the waves for the first time. We had a blast! You were so easy to work with and so helpful! Thanks again for everything.
Brandy Roy, June 2010
We had a GREAT time! Everything was just like you said it would be. The condo was really nice. I will be back to the Cape. Everyone was very friendly. We got ot have a lot of family time. Thank you for everything.
Rebecca Burgess, May/June 2010
Our trip was wonderful! The babies loved the beach and our nature trip to the bay at low tide. We have great pictures and fond memories. Don and I went wade fishing in the bay after the kids went home on Tuesday. We caught some nice trout and I caught my first redfish. We relished each day and marveled at each sunset as we always do in this paradise like none other on earth. We noticed there are more visitors than we recall seeing in our 10 years coming here—the word is out.
Steve Barnes, May 2010
I just wanted to thank you for the last minute rental of Turtle Crawl. We hated leaving. We difinitely would like to come back again. The townhouse was perfect and everything was so close. Buddy and Sam loved the water and the air conditioning! We will tell all of our friends about your rentals!
Andy Pecqueur, May 2010
We had a wonderful time, as did our little dogs. We are planning to come back to the area in November, we hoe, and are also considering 2 or 3 weeks in April or part of May if we can get a place. Very nice area and the condo was just great. The Cape will be our vacation destination from here on out!
Gina Longo, May 2010
We had a wonderful week at Turtle Crawl on the Cape. Kodi and Sadie had a total blast onthe beach and they were worn out every day from their beach trips. They spent lots of time trying to catch sand crabs, to no avail. The only thing they caught was a sandy nose! Brain and I were able to take many long walks on the beach every day and really enjoyed just how relaxing it was to be there with no cell phone service!
We ventured off the Cape to go and eat th the Apalachicola Seafood Grill twice (we went back because it was sooooo good) but we really enjoyed being to cook right there at TUrtle Crawl. We were there for Cinco de Mayo so that night I made Enchilada’s, Spanish rice and Sangria (of course)! Once day we got fresh shrimp, callops and oysters from one of the local seafood vendors and cooked those ourselves. Brian now has a whole new appreciation for those that shuck oysters!!
The condo was just wonderful, very nice, clean and extremely well equiped. We tried to make sure we left it as clean as possible before we left because we certainly do want to come back. SO do Sadie and Kodi!! Thank you again for such a wonderful, relaxing place to saty. We will definitely contact you again as soona s we are able to Escape to the Cape again!
Carol Dial, April 2010
Turtle Crawl was VERY NICE and I’m glad to hear you were happy with the way we left it. It was so nice to have things like foil and coffee filters. Our days were very relaxing. Our dogs did not like the water but did enjoy running and wrestling in the sand. They treed a squirrel and just about climbed the tree.
Your place is great, the decor & layout, & we appreciated having such a nice “home” away from home.
Pam Lentz, April 2010
We totally enjoyed Turtle Crawl. So clean, comfortable & convenient! We’ve stayed in quite a few beach accommodations over the years & I can honestly say this was one of the top 3 places that we’ve had the pleasure to experience. Your place, coupled with the beautiful beach made for a fantastic mini-vacation!
Dale Overstreet, April 2010
Thank you! We had a wonderfully relaxing week. We only ventured out once. I never even knew what time it was. I slept when I got sleepy and ate when I got hungry. It was great!
Kandy Hill, April 2010
It was great, Wendy, and we really enjoyed our stay. Turtle Crawl was perfect for us and such a lovely, lovely setting! Thank you so much for all your help and your great communication and making us feel welcomed. Rocky, our apricot poodle, was in heaven. He had a really great time and made lots of new friends. Hope to be there again one day! Blessings and thanks!
Erinn Murphy, March 2010
It couldn’t have been a better trip! Turtle Crawl was perfect for us and so well equipped for our stay. Thank you for being so attentive to details. Luke, our 2 year old, loved being introduced to the beach, the dogs are still sleeping after geting home more than 24 hours ago & my husband and I are so thrilled that we booked the trip! Definitely a week of great memories!
Eric Salazar, March 2010
We had a wonderful time at Turtle Crawl, we can’t wait to return. Thank you very much for letting us stay in such a great place. Everything was well in order for our stay, we should have stayed longer….next time!
Pam McKemi, March 2010 (Atlanta, GA)
Your place was breat. So very relaxing and the weather was perfect. I will keep your contact information because I’ll be back!
Marlies Quattrochi, March 2010
We had a WONDERFUL tine at Cape San Blas and we will definitely be back again and again. The Turtle Crawl is super nice unit! You are a very thoughtful person for we could tell that you put a lot of thought into everything there. We tend to cook most of our meals whenever we go to the beach and there is always something missing here or there that I wish we had, but you had everything I could possibly need! I very much appreciated the variety of casserole dishes, bowls, a non-stick skillet (!), utensils and the dog bowls!!! O ur dog was in heaven here! We took her on every outing….it was fun to see that she enjoyed herself as much as we did.
You were so right…we fell in love with the Cape. The natural environment is something iI have been looking for since childhood vacations to Florida in the 60’s, before the major developments. We went on the Hammock Trail and it was overwhelmingly beautiful! We did light a bonfire on the beach, loved that, and visited the lighthouse and talked with Beverly. We all loved her! I got a copy of her book Apalachicola to read up for future visits.
Thanks so much for everything. We had a wonderful time.
Barbara Bowman, February 2010 (Repeat Guest)
We had a wonderful time…the place is just prefect. We really enjoyed the improvements (new furniture pieces). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The dogs are still dreaming of their romps on the beach and swimming. We’ve already bragged on you several times!
Shelley Berns, February 2010 (Repeat Guest)
Thanks for providing such a well equiped home!
Mike and Sandy Shaw, December 2009
Merry Christmas Wendy! Our stay at Barrier Dunes (Turtle Crawl) was beyond all expectations. We went horseback riding with Kymber from Two Bit Stables and that was probably the highlight of our much too short trip. Turtle Crawl was a very nice unit. Great lunch at Coneheads too. We are looking forward to returning in a few months for a weeks stay now that we have the lay of the land and I will be contacting you when we do. Have a great New Years!
Tammy Dupuy, October 2009
We had a great time and found Turtle Crawl to be perfect for us. We are trying to figure out when our schedules will allow us to come back!
We had a GREAT time. Thank you for helping us get away for the weekend. IT is so beautiful and relaxing down there. We will definitely be back!
April Dorber, July 2009
Turtle Crawl was everything you said it was and more. We had a very comfortable and relaxing time.
We would definitely come back for a Cape Escape and have told another couple who has a sweet lab mix that would just love to romp around Barrier Dunes.
Tiffany Pollock, July 2009
Thank you for everything! We had a fabulous week. Turtle Crawl exceeded our expectations. Thank you for making our vacation so memorable.
Sara Palecek, March/April 2009
Thank you for the hospitality and lovely accomodations. We had a great family vacation and enjoyed Cape San Blas very much.
Jane Cahill, March 2009
I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed Turtle Crawl & Barrier Dunes. You had almost everything anyone would need.
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I have never rented a vacation home over the internet or without a friends recommendation but we loved Barrier Dunes and the area. The grounds were lovely and the condo was immaculate and so nicely decorated. We loved the walks on the beach, watching the dolphins, collecting shells and so much more. We also went horseback riding on the beach and booked a boating/snorkeling trip with Seahorse Safaris.
I have to thank you for all the information you provided on your website. We used all of it. This was a great trip and so easy to do with our dogs. We were able to take them most everywhere. Being able to take them on the beach made it so easy. I also have to comment on how clean and well maintained the grounds are.
Wendy, thanks again for your assistance.
Nanci Lee, March 2009
Thank you for the deposit! The place was perfect and my family enjoyed everything but we felt there was so much to do in the short days we were there so hope to return again this summer if possible. My dog, Ginger, loved the beach and it was a real treat to have her with us. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
Barbara Welling, February/March 2009
We had a wonderful time down in Barrier Dunes and met lots of nice people. Turtle Crawl was lovely and was definitely a “home away from home”. We tried to keep it as nice as when we arrived. Alene is already talking of doing it again and I hope that financial conditions permit it.
Altogether, it was a lovely experience and the beach has to be seen to be believed. I never saw such a white one and little Dixie (their poodle) loved it. I was so glad to have met you after corresponding so often!
Nancy Armstrong, October 2008 (Atlanta, GA)
Had a wonderful time. Loved the place. It was a real pleasure staying here. The beach was beautiful. Everyone we met was polite and friendly and all had a dog or two. We will come and stay again!
“Torrie” Schiltz – Cairn Terrier, September 2008 (Nashville, TN)
Thought I would send you a picture of me in my beach chair and tell you what a wonderful time I had. Mom will send you more pictures that Dad took, but this one is from me.
Thank you for such a wonderful place that I like to call home and to come to. I caught myself a couple of baby ghost crabs and yep, I ate them. I sure miss digging in the sand for them, it is always so boring to come home and now sand, no waves, NO crabs!
Dad did take me riding in the state park a couple of times. Mostly I just wanted to go to the beach and lay on that wonderful deck of yours. Mom was in sea shell heaven! I barely had room for my kennel when we packed to come home. I hope to see you soon and thanks again for a wonderful vacation, just like every year I get to go to Cape San Blas!
Bob and Barb Smith, September 2008 (Atlanta GA)
Turtle Crawl is a great unit. It is so convenient to the beach. The sunsets were not too spiffy because of the weather but what the heck. We did manage to go over to Apalach one day and eat at the grill. The rest of the meals we did at “The Crawl”. We ate oysters ($25 for a bushel-60 lbs) till they ran out of our ears. When you figure about 300 in 60 lbs, that is less than 10 cents each. That is a bargain.
I have owned units previously over in Destin at Seascape. That place is TOO crowded now and I got out……..
With all that being said we are looking at our calendars to see when we may be able to get back down there. Of all the places we have been, Turtle Crawl is one of the nicest units we have ever stayed in.
Lori, Jacob & Jennah Tomaszewski, June 2008 (Repeat Guests)
As usual, Turtle Crawl provided us with the best vacation ever. I told the kids while we were there that I’d love to stay 2 weeks next year…who am I kidding? We actually never want to leave. “The Cape”….it’s beautiful, relaxing & fabulous! We couldn’t have had better weather either. Our schedule was basicallth the same each day. Beach…eat…beach…eat…beach…sleep. We used no alarm clock and didnt’ care what time it was. We had absolutely no schedule to follow and it was wonderful. I ened up gettin gburt to a crisp, but even that didn’t stop me from going to the beach every day.
Thanks again Wendy and enjoy the rest of your summer…Till next year!
Christine Self, June 2008
We had a very nice time at Turtle Crawl. The beach was beautiful. You have a lovely condo and we all enjoyed ourselves.
Laura & Andreas Harth (and the honorable Bennie) May 2008
As the newly elected Mayor of Cape San Blas, I would like to personally thank you for the accommodations at Turtle Crawl. My “parents” drove me down and we got to stay during one of the weeks of the Beach Restoration Project. I had been asked to unofficially oversee some of the work and what I saw was quite impressive. I had fun barking at the bulldozers and distracted some of the workers to keep the guys from watching mom in her bikini! Since it was a working vacation I drank only O’Drool’s beer, but Daddy kept having “just one more” so the drinking portion of the vacation was well represented.
Wendy, Turtle Crawl has been christened as an official site where a Mayor or any other notable resident can stay in peace and tranquility as well as the general public. It has the seal of approval (a raised hind leg on the front lawn) and I have “marked” it so other 4-leggers will know that it is to be treated with respect and dignity at all times.
Thanks so much for all you do!
Mayor – Bennie Harth
Wendy–on a serious not–Andreas and I thank you for the bottom of our hearts. We love the Cape, we love that, thanks to you and your family, we have found our dream destination and you are in our thoughts so often as a part of our memories. You are a blast and we really cannot wait until the next time we all find ourselves together around the bonfire on the “new” beach….Till SOON!
Laura and Andreas
NOTE: The Jackson family had the pleasure of meeting Laura and Andreas last year during our stay that coincided with theirs! WHAT a PLEASURE! Can’t wait to see you guys at the beach again!
Angela & Marty Herndon, May 2008
We had a terrific time. I think we especially enjoyed our fishing trip and watching Lucky “prance around” on the beach. The condo was terrific, everything we needed was provided. Thank you for sharing it with us! If you go to Book Me a Charter you’ll see pictures of Marty and I with our catches…..
Andrea Mann, May 2008
What a beautiful and quiet paradise you have at Cape San Blas. We had a wonderful time just relaxing at the beach everyday. The dogs had an excellent time playing on the beach. We took them at least twice a day! Our boxer would not stop playing. The rest of the day they just slept. I think they are kinda bored being at home. A lot of people thought we were crazy to take our dogs on vacation but we met many vacationers who love their dogs just as much as we do! We all thought it was funny to pick a vacation spot just because of your dog.
We went to the pool a couple of times and the guys fished off the shore while the girls just laid out. The baby wasn’t sure about the water, but he loved just playing on the beach. Se had a seafood night the last night we were there, even though the guys didn’t catch anything but catfish –HAHA!
We had everything we need and the condo was perfect. We did not want to leave!! We decided, even before we left, that we were going to plan another trip for next year. Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We couldn’t have asked for anymore.
Jan Masica, Dexter, MI, April 19-May 3, 2008
We are on our way home to Michigan and already panning for next year’s trip to the Cape. We had 2 BEAUTIFUL weeks at Turtle Crawl! The weather was wonderful, sun every day with temps in the 70’s and 80’s. Because of our hectic lives at home, we really enjoyed our “simple” daily routine of running the dogs on the beach followed by hours of lounging around or waling the beach. The dogs absolutely loved their stay too, and they are thoroughly exhausted!
Thank you Wendy for providing everything that you do at Turtle Crawl. We love the fact that we can walk right in and feel at home immediately. We can’t say enough about Cape San Blas and Turtle Crawl.
Sadie & Keeper, Golden Retrievers, enjoying Cape San Blas FL
Diana Smith, Louisville, KY, April 2008
We just got back from spending an absolutely wonderful time at Barrier Dunes (Turtle Crawl – Unit 191)! This is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed! The rental is gorgeous and it had everything we ever needed!!! I spent most of my days reading and relaxing on the deck. I injured my leg right before we left for this vacation and was able to go to the beach but that was okay because I was able to see it and hear it from Barrier Dunes 191~ Thank Goodness!
I enjoyed the Cape so much that I would like to bring my daughter and 2 lovely granddaughters down in July. Look forward to visiting the Cape again soon!! Thank you so much!!
Devon Rudloff, March 2008
Thank you again for a wonderful, relaxing trip! It was so awesome to see my 8 year old Maliboo (Boo) act like a puppy again and play on the beach. I will be contacting you when I can get away again!
Patty Rund, March 2008 (repeat guest)
We had a great time a gain at the Cape — fantastic weather (70’s and sunshine) and super low-key relaxing time. Condo was great – nice to be so close to the beach!
Phil Evans, March 2008
We had a wonderful stay just relaxing in the “home away from home” you have created at Turtle Crawl. I only regret we couldn’t take you up on your generous offer for the other 2 days!
We had fun sampling some of the local restraurants, but our favorite was “Toucans.” The burgers were huge, the fries exceptional and the locations so close to the water that you could almost feel the sand between your toes. We wandered through a lot of the local shops and even managed to hit the local Goodwill store where I found assessories for my Ipod. The beach was great for walking, but the water was till too cold for our blood. We spent a little time walking on the beach in the state park just down the road and went down to the large pipe sticking out of the water. Folks were fishing there so we headed back to the van and another dinner on the town. We even found the local humane society where I almost brought another dog home with me. Better sense prevailed and we came home with just our 10 pound cat chaser!
I think that most of my remaining vacation for this year has already been allocated for other purposes, but your condo will remain hight on our list of places we want to return to. Thanks for inviting us again!
Devon Rudloff, March 2008
Boo and I enjoyed our stay there and we will be back again! Thank you again for everything. You guys are great. I’ll be sending other “dog lovers” your way for their vacation R&R spot! Take care!
Tim Tehan, January 2008
Thanks for a great week at your lovely beach house! We were very comfortable and got just what we needed… solitude, quiet and beautiful enviornmental surroundings. We enjoyed your home and its amenities and will be back again. Thank you for the rental and the speedy refund of the security deposit.
Kevin Lowans, October 2007
Thank you for renting us your home. You really have a very nice home and the location was perfect. Maggie went swimming for the first time on Wednesday! Wile we were there we visited St. George Island which as also beautiful. It was great to relax for a few days and I hope to visit Cape San Blas again when my family visits me next. Thanks again for a great vacation. I will gladly recommend your home to all of my friends as many have pets and your location is perfect and relaxing.
Brett & Nancy Swigert, October 2007
We made it home safe and sound. We had a wonderful time — all 3 of us! Thank you for being the best hostess/landlady. We WILL be back next year. I’ll let you know what week(s) as soon as we figure it out! Thanks again!
Linda Hottenstein, September 2007
We had a wonderful time on our Cape Escape. The weather was perfect and the dogs made some new pals. We actually saw baby turtles running to the ocean! We loved the Turtle Crawl unit. Thanks so much!
Sean and Martha Price (August 2007)
Thank you so much for all your great help. The vacation was perfect, better than we expected. The house is absolutely beautiful and has everything we needed and more. We were sad that we didn’t have enough time to stay longer, that is a place to stay at least a week. We really didn’t want to come back home, but we hope soon we can book a longer stay there!!
Zeus, our golden retriever, had a great time, he loved it!! At first he got a little sick because he drank the ocean water, but after that he learned and he enjoyed the beach and the new friends like nobody else!
Our other family members were very impressed with the location and they all asked us for the link and your phone number. We surely need to go back!! Thank you for making this vacation one of the best!
Martha Price with Zeus, her Golden Retrieve, enjoy the Gulf of Mexico!
William Crowe and Family (September 2007)
We had a wonderful time at Turtle Crawl. It was so quiet and relaxing. The condo had everything we needed and more. We fished, walked on the each, visit St. Joe State Park and most of all just relaxed. With Abby along we really felt at home. It was her first trip to the beach and she loved. She had that little nose down investigating everything. We met a family from Calhoun, GA, which is only about a 40 minute drive from where we live. We knew some of the same people in Calhoun and LaFayette. what are the odds of that happening? We really had a great time and have already been telling people about your condos (especially our dog lover friends). I am attaching a couple of pictures of Abby and the Crowe’s at the beach. Thanks again for everything!
The Crowe Family with their Shih Tzu, Abby on Cape San Blas
Lon Kain (August 2007)
We had an enjoyable time. Just getting away and doing something different made it all worthwhile. I will recommend it to friends. Thank you for your assistance!
Toi Wilson (July 2007)
We had an absolutely wonderful vacation. Turtle Crawl is great! My kids are already asking when we can go back. George and I could not believe all the personal touches in the condo such as the beach stuff, spice rack and outdoor shower. This was certainly our best time ever at the beach.
Murphy (the Mastiff) did not like the beach as much as Ruben and I would walk on the beach and he would run full speed into the waves. It was really funny. We drove down to Panama City on Wednesday and went to the water park. The kids loved it. Davis and George went fishing and bike riding on Friday while Lindsey and I went shopping in Apalachicola. The weather was great all week!
Paula Plackemeier (June 2007)
We had a great time! Almost apologetic in that we didn’t snorkel, we didn’t rent a boat…all we did was walk the beach and enjoy the dogs! They had the time of their lives. It was an easy, relaxing week that went by way too quick.
Greta, our rescued pointer, must have done some hunting in her life– she spent the entire time watching for birds and running into the ocean in hopes of reaching them. They are much quicker than she — thank goodness. Bismark played fetch from the beach to the water until we couldn’t throw the toy any longer.
The condo is perfect, everything you could need — I cannot imagine what you could add. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have given your name and website to many. In fact, we met a gal on the beach that has been down fairly often that asked where she could rent and bring her dog–he has your name and website now!
Thanks for the opportunity, we hope to visit again and will continue to share your website with others!
TJ and Brooke Ballard (June 2007)
We had a wonderful time and hated to leave.