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 Apalachicola 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 Restaurant twice and sat in their dog-friendly outside seating area. I am attaching a couple of pictures.
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+!
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. I 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.
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.
We enjoyed shopping in Apalachicola and Dave and I took time for a late lunch at The Owl Café one day. That is something we now look forward to every year. This was our fifth year returning to the Cape and I know we’ll be back. I try to describe Cape San Blas to folks who are familiar with the 30A beaches in Walton County. The Cape is not crowded (most of the time), the beaches are gorgeous with terrific shelling, the sea life/wildlife is incredible, and it’s perfect for low-key family time, especially to include our dog. We play a lot of games and cards, go crabbing and dog-walking on the beach, cook most of our meals in, and just enjoy being together without rushing around. We did enjoy a day on the bay with kayaks and paddle boards with Happy Ours. We loved getting to see the sea turtles.
Thank you for making our rental experience easy and trouble-free. We didn’t have any problems, but I knew if I needed to contact you we’d be well taken care of. I did buy a can opener for the house, and would have enjoyed a larger colander, but otherwise, we had everything we needed.
Thank you again for generously sharing your home.
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 and 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!
We had a terrific time at Sea Breeze during our 1st vacation to your area. The accommodations were excellent; very clean with an excellent layout. The area is so beautiful and the town of Port St. Joe was terrific in terms of restaurants and shopping for food and gifts. The Port St. Joe Country Club provided a nice golf course alternative for anyone interested in this activity. Barrier Dunes is a perfect size with 2 nice pools and tennis courts. The temperatures were generally in the 60’s, plenty warm for us to walk several times daily on the most beautiful beach we have encountered. The other guests were always friendly and the dog situation is handled very effectively by all.
We check other potential accommodation options in the area and determined Barrier Dunes provided the best vacation spot for us in the future. Your handling of our stay was excellent. The whole experience was everything expected from our many conversations prior to our arrival. Because we were new to this area, your advice was accurate & sincerely appreciated!