Water’s Edge Barrier Dunes 177

Water’s Edge – Barrier Dunes 177 – 128 Sabal Circle – Map it


“I wanted to thank you for everything. We had an amazing trip! I can’t wait to go back to Cape San Blas. Jackson, our dog, loved it! It was his first time at the beach! The townhouse was beautiful. Please keep me posted with any specials or news! Thanks again, can’t wait to be back!” Harvey Leake, Guest

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2 Bedrooms | 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Queen sleeper sofa | 2 Baths
Gulf Views | 60 steps to Beach | 3 Porches / Decks
End unit | 3 cable TV’s. 3 DVD’s
WiFi Internet Access! | Full kitchen & Laundry room
Covered parking | Pet Friendly Vacation Rental
Gas Grill | Central Heat & Air | All linens provided| Non-Smoking

Details and Photos:

Waters Edge (Barrier Dunes 177) is a gulf view vacation rental just 60 steps to the beach. It is our only rental that has tile on both the upstairs & the downstairs if you prefer all tile! You will find it well-maintained and well-stocked, just a few short steps to the beach. It is ready for you & your family (2 & 4-legged) to enjoy a relaxing beach vacation!

Upper Floor:
Oversized master suite with king bed, private, dedicated porch with gulf views, walk-in closet, double sinks in dressing area, bathroom with separate shower and garden tub. The garden tub boasts jacuzzi jets. The master also has 32 inch cable TV with BlueRay DVD, ceiling fan, portable phone, and alarm clock.

There is also a full laundry room with a washer, drier, iron & ironing board. We also provide laundry soap so you don’t have to bother with packing or buying it if you forgot to pack it!

Lower Floor:
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 kitchen with granite courtops comes with: refrigerator with ice maker, stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, crockpot, dishes, pots & pans. Kitchen also has a portable phone and answering machine. Everything you need to cook and enjoy any meal of the day!

Dining room: Seating for 4 with 2 additional stools at breakfast bar.

Living room: Queen sleeper sofa and 2 chairs, coffee table, ottoman, 40″ cable TV, BlueRay DVD, games & some books.

Large Back Deck: Includes gas grill, patio table and chairs.

Second bedroom: Queen size bed with private porch, ceiling fan and 24″ cable TV with DVD

Little extras for the beach: For your convenience we have provided some extras that we hope clears some space in your car!!

Beach chairs
Buckets and shovels
Outdoor hose & hot / cold running shower to wash those sandy paws and toes!
Beach Cart
Crab Nets and Crab Buckets

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:

Dishwashing detergent
Laundry soap
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
Spice Rack
Crock Pot
Crab Pot, Crab Crackers and Pickers

Little Extras for Entertainment:


** Barrier Dunes 177 has Highspeed Wireless Internet (WiFi) **

sunset reflections pet friendly rental

Spectacular Gulf Views! Dining area with seating for 4 and 2 additional stools at the breakfast bar.
This is an END UNIT for lots of extra light from the window seat!

fl panhandle pet friendly beach

Fully stocked kitchen with granite counter tops! As you arrive, hang up those leashes & car keys & head on upstairs!

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King Master Suite takes up entire upper floor–Enjoy Gulf Views from the private porch!

Double sinks and lots of vanity space in the Master!

panhandle beach dog friendly pristine

Queen Bedroom on MAIN level–also has a private porch!

Welcome HOME! You won’t find a more relaxing family vacation or a more well stocked vacation rental–in Cape San Blas FL, Barrier Dunes or anywhere!

Beachfront pool at Barrier Dunes.  1 of 2 pools in Barrier Dunes!


Tom Green (November 2015)
Just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the rental.  It was the dogs first time at the beach and they loved it.  The beach is beautiful, the people were friendly and the rental was great – much larger than I expected.  Multiple balconies, a fully stocked kitchen, laundry room, towels, crib, etc made it feel like you were at home.  There were even beach toys for the toddler.   Really great vacation and we’ll be back for sure.

David Leonard and Family (August 2015)
We had a great time on the Cape (including Koda) – it’s such a beautiful and relaxing area, and your place makes you feel right at home.  Thanks for your hospitality.  I’ll see if we can plan a bit further ahead next year, but with two sons and their significant others working relatively new jobs, plus a daughter in vet school, planning for any kind of family time is a challenge.

FYI, the only time we really needed anything (replacement light bulbs for the four that were burned out on arrival), Soni was there literally in minutes after I texted her! Also FYI, the hose will need replacement soon – I patched some holes with duct tape, but it won’t last much longer, especially as much use as it seems to get from the surrounding condos (based on the fact the area around the hose seems to always be wet and sandy).
Provision, Owl Cafe, Joe Mamas, Sunset Coastal, Triple Tails, and Shipwreck Raw Bar were all great food.  We never could bring ourselves to wait in the ungodly crowd for Indian Pass.

Sherri Daniels (July 2015)  
We had a wonderful time.   The condo was clean when we arrived and we had plenty of room.  The kitchen had the nicest dinnerware & pots & pans to cook with than any condo we had rented before.  My husband loved the short walk to the beach.  We mostly just enjoyed the beach & the water and collecting shells.  It would be nice if there was someone who rented kayaks on the beach.  Our condo last year had one and both are son and daughter enjoyed taking it out.

Our son & daughter went horseback riding on the beach this year & loved it.  We used Two Bit Stables & they were very nice.  Very good with everyone including some very young children who rode with them.  Reservations are best made in advance before you get to the cape because it fills up very quickly & if you wait there may not be any openings.  We also walked around the shops in Port St Joe.

Our favorite restaurant is Sunset Grille.  We also enjoyed Provisions, Joe Mama’s pizza (excellent), Up the Creek, & Indian Pass Raw bar.  The last 3 were new to us this year but we would definitely go back.  They all get a thumbs up.

We had a nice relaxing week and looking forward to next year.

Thank you for being so easy to work with.

Jaymee Baysden (July 2015)
Thank you so much for your follow up. The trip was great! We did love the Cape.  

Of course the ocean was the most beautiful on the day we had to come home :(
I guess that just means we will definitely have to come back!  The condo is clean and well stocked. Communication was also great. Hopefully we can come back soon!

The Baker Family (June 2015)
Thank you again Wendy for making our vacation as comfortable and wonderful as it was.  Sanibel has always been our favorite place to go and now we have found a beautiful beach we truly fell in love with and it was all you described it to be.   We will definitely be back.  We’ll be back home tomorrow relaxed and ready to get back to routine, but I’l already missing the beach.  

unnamed (1)Last Sunset before leaving!

Antonia Mantonakis & family (March 2015)
We had a great stay! I just posted a comment on your Facebook page. It really exceeded our expectations and it was such a beautiful beach. Jasper, our dog, had the time of his life, and our kids had so much fun — memories for life!

Spring Break Cape San Blas - Golden Retriever Enjoys Beach

Ilan Kerman (October 2014)
Our trip was great. The weather was perfect and it was very relaxing. We look forward to coming back.

John and Tessa Alvey (October 2014)
Nice unit!! We really enjoyed the townhouse at Barrier Dunes (177). We will plan to be back at Cape San Blas and Barrier Dunes again and again. We will keep your contact information.

Dawn White (July 2014)
We had a wonderful time and loved the Barrier Dunes 177 Waters Edge. It was comfortable, clean, and everything we needed. It was definitely worth the long drive.

We spend most of our time at the beach, but took in some of the sights such as snorkeling the bay side at the state park at the end of the Cape, spent one day at Apalachicola and St. George Island (the lighthouse too!). The girls loved getting ice cream each night at the little place down the road along with the famous donuts one morning. You definitely had to get to the donut shop early or they were sold out.

I’m an avid runner and loved the bike trail so I could get in some of my training runs.

We took in a Sunset Cruise one evening and shark fishing another night. Bethany our 14 year old caught an 8ft nurse shark in which the captain stated was the biggest shark caught on the type of pole she was using. All the other guys on the boat were jealous…. J

Thank you again for our comfortable stay and making our family vacation a memorable one!

Gill Pias (Repeat Guest – July 2014)
Thanks. We had a great time. I’ve attached a couple of photos as well.

Snorkeling St Joe BayBoating St Joe Bay

Snorkeling and Boating in St. Joe Bay just outside of Barrier Dunes

Oleg Poliakov (April 2014)

Our vacation time was AWESOME! We went for boating, fishing, horseback riding, biking, of course swimming!

We were impressed with everything we’ve seen and glad that we’ve made that decision. We had such a great opportunity to visit one more beautiful place on this planet! PARADISE!

Even our dog seemed to be happy.

We loved non-crowded beaches and very nice community. The condo felt like home.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH! We are planning to come back some time.

Boxer Cape San BlasBoxer on beach

Boxer Pet Friendly Beach Boxer at sunset

Rita Baker-Brockman (March 2014)
Thank you Wendy…. The trip was perfect. It turned out to be just me and my dog. R&R was practically prescribed by my doctor, so I appreciated the time alone. The only pictures I took involved a friend’s daughter’s school project / version of flat Stanley….

I will definitely contact you again in the future… Your condo is very nice! It was also nice walking down to where my property is – I sat on that beach and tried to visualize my future retirement home.

Flat Stanley at Barrier Dunes

The Roushornes (February 2014)
We had a very relaxing time and were blessed with good weather during our stay. Buddy loves to sunbathe and the balcony off the living area provided him the perfect perch! The accommodations were well appointed and perfect as a ‘dog friendly’ environment.

Peg & Jim Hamilton (February 2014)
Thanks for your kind email. We had an uneventful trip back home, but were greeted with an icy driveway/walk and a snow-filled backyard! UGH!!

We so enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes 7, and have already decided to come back next yr. for 4 weeks instead of two. We’ve already picked out the unit and are just waiting for you to post the prices on your website. We will keep watching and will contact you when we have finalized our plans.

I’m including 2 pictures. Molly the Wonder Dog fell in love with CSB and made so many doggie friends. She had more fun than anyone!!

Thanks again

Beach front toastGoldendoodle Cape San Blas Beach

Nancy Jenson (January/February 2014)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barrier Dunes 177 – Waters Edge. It was wonderful to have found such a beautiful, relaxing spot where our dogs are welcome. 177 more than met our expectations.

We are already thinking about reserving for next year.

Susan O’Neal (December 2013)
The condo was great and Amy and I had a fantastic holiday. All the people I met were so friendly. I hope we can return in the near future for another fantastic holiday. Thank you. I hope your Christmas was merry, as well.

Fred Kernohan (October 2013)
We had a GREAT time! We love Cape San Blas and your home. It was comfortable, pretty and organized.

Marjorie Ferrer (April 2013)
We had a lovely time and the Cape is so nice. We have been on St George Island and in Apalachicola and even came over to Indian Pass but we had not driven on to the Cape. I like it more than SGI. I do plan to come back and would love to stay a month during October or March.

We went to the Indian Pass Raw Bar and it was really crowded with a big wedding crowd, so we went on into Port St Joe and had some raw oysters at the marina there near the Piggly Wiggly. My son-in-law was looking for an oyster fix! I picked up some snapper and fresh shrimp at Triple Tails and we cooked in after that.

We did not explore around very much because Maria isn’t back to 100% energy-wise and with a one month old, we just played with the baby a lot! I held him for naps two days in a row! They pushed him in the stroller on the beach a few times. We set up our Easy Up one day when it wasn’t too windy and all napped down on the beach! We enjoyed all the fires in the evenings. People dig big giant pits for the fires and for themselves to sit in and then just bury everything when they are done. That is pretty neat! And of course the stars were wonderful – have not seen the milky way in a while so it was nice and clear most nights!

I will send you some pictures in another email. Joe’s filing system on line and the way I look for things just do not match and he has been off on jury duty all week! So as soon as I can get him to show me where he stored them, I will select some good ones and send on your way!

Melissa Caden and Family (March 2013)
We had a wonderful stay at Barrier Dunes 177, and our entire family was very sad to leave. I found the unit very clean and accommodating and thoughtfully stocked. I felt comfortable and relaxed the entire week. Although it was cold and windy for most of the week, though, we did enjoy other activities like kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, bike riding, camp fires on the beach, and ice cream at Coneheads. We definitely enjoyed the Cape and the gorgeous, clean beach and Gulf….we’ll make plans to return.

Frances Cochrane (Jan – March 2013)
Barrier Dunes is great and the beach fantastic for the dog. Lots to do in the area. We especially loved Apalachicola and Windmark Beach. We went to quite a few restaurants, our favorites being Seafood Grill and Caroline’s in Apalachicola. To be honest we thought the Sunset Coastal Grill in Port St. Joe to be a little overrated.

We are really not sure yet about our plans for next year. Our dog is very old And not well. If he is no longer with us we will probably go to Spain. But if he is will let you know about renting again.

Thanks Wendy for all your help.

Stevi Driver (March 2013)
Wendy, it was absolutely WONDERFUL! Thank you so much!

Jim Carles

I’m sorry I’ve been so long in getting back to you. I’ve been paying the price for taking some time off. We had a wonderful time at Waters Edge! We relaxed and ate and relaxed some more. It was a blessing to not have a cell signal. The dogs were just ecstatic about the beach. They wanted to be out there every second. We will certainly have a fond place in our hearts for this trip, and will want to come back soon.

I need to ask if the cleaners found a Nook reading tablet. We can’t find it anywhere, and we were afraid we might have left it there. Would you please let us know?

Ashley Boggs & Ronnie Marshall, July 2011
We had a wonderful time. The accommodations were perfect. It has been our favorite place to stay so far in 6 years. The only wish we had was for more time. When we come back and we will, a week or more is necessary. We never made in to Port St. Joe to visit! Just passed through. We snorkeled all day. And played on the beach in the evening with flash lights and my son fished. The dogs were in heaven as well, my cocker spaniel loves to swim in the waves. And my 15 year olds had plenty of people to talk too!! Great family vacation. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Georgia Matheson, June 2011
We had a great time at the Cape! Whiskey, my dog, really enjoyed his vacation. He was so funny…like a kid seeing sand and water for the first time. I’m glad no one could go with us. Whiskey and I had a good time, just he and I. I left him at the townhouse and would go to the pool (which was very nice). When I came back he was lying at the top of the stairs waiting for me.

I hope to go back again. Thank you for your help!

Harvey Leake, May 2011
I wanted to thank you for everything. We had an amazing trip! I can’t wait to go back to the Cape. Jackson, our dog, loved it! It was his first time at the beach! The townhouse was beautiful and we left it as we found it. Please keep me posted with any specials or news! Thanks again, can’t wait to be back!

Carol Bakkum, February 2011
We loved our stay. The weather was gret, the beach wonderful and loved our accommodations. Still talking about it. We would be interested in staying the full month of February next year. Wait to hear from you.

Angela Palmer, February 2011
We had a great time! Waters Edge was very nice, comfortable and clean. We loved the beach. It was so clean and there were hardly any people around so it was very relaxing. I hated to leave and I’m already thinking of when I can go back.