LOADED GULF VIEW END UNIT * Just 75 steps to PET FRIENDLY Beach * Pools/Tennis * GRT AMENITIES


Description

Turtle Crawl -  Barrier - Dunes 191 is a fully loaded and updated END UNIT with GULF VIEWS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE CONDO. This vacation rental is bright, cheerful, well-stocked, just a 75short steps to the beach on a boardwalk off your back deck.  It is ready for you and your family to come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation!
                                 
Welcome to beautiful Cape San Blas FL,  located along Florida's Forgotten Coast in the Florida Panhandle--50 miles SE of Panama City between Mexico Beach & St. George Island and Apalachicola.

It is in beautiful, gated Barrier Dunes which is just steps from the entrance to St. Joseph State Park & it's the large variety of wildlife, Hiking, Biking, and over 16,000 acres of awesome 'Beachfront' wilderness surrounded on 3 sides by the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joe Bay. 

Barrier Dunes has 2 pools (1 is gulf front & 2nd is heated 4 mo. a year), lighted tennis courts, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground, pet stations, boat parking, boat washing area, and boardwalks throughout!  Don't miss the amenities we provide in Turtle Crawl below!

The entire upper floor of Turtle Crawl is a King Master Suite! Enjoy a private porch with gulf views! Private bathroom (walk-in shower and separate garden tub), walk-in closet, Flat Screen Cable TV, VCR, 2 wicker chairs & telephone with answering machine & free domestic long distance--everything you need to enjoy your vacation!  The upper floor also has a full laundry room with washer, dryer, and even the laundry detergent!

On the lower floor, there is a spacious living room with a couch, love seat and chair, flat-screen cable TV with DVD (and movies & games).  There is a large back deck off the living area with seating and a gas grill.  There is also a dining room and kitchen with all you need for cooking your catch of the day.   Finally, there is a full bath and a Queen Bedroom with a private porch, flat screen cable TV & DVD. 

Your family & your dog are always welcome!   The home is pet-friendly and our beaches are regularly ranked the #1 pet-friendly beaches in the US!  The beaches are always family-friendly, even during spring break!

Cape San Blas, FL is a quiet peninsula away from the commercialism & crowds of most FL Panhandle beaches! In the evening, sit on your deck and take in the awesome beauty of a moonlit night & stars larger & in more abundance than you've ever seen. No city lights or commercialism on the Cape!

There is alway something fun to enjoy on the Cape:
Beach bonfires
Surf fishing (or charter fishing)
Skimboarding
Horseback riding
Shelling
Boating (you can even rent a clear kayak on the Cape and see amazing thing)

See a full page of things to do on Cape San Blas on my personal website:  www.thecapeescape.com/things-to-do/


You will find clean, beautiful, uncrowded white sand beaches & a nice family friendly environment without the wild crowds of other beaches!  Our children have grown up vacationing on Cape San Blas ans we have so many great memories!  I would be happy to help your family start creating some amazing beach memories!


SOME ADDITIONAL DETAILS:  

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 we provide for the beach: 
4 Beach chairs
Buckets and shovels
Outdoor hose and hot/cold running shower with privacy enclosure to wash those sandy paws and toes!
Cooler
Beach Cart, though it's just 90 steps to the beach!
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 we provide for the home
Dishwashing detergent
Laundry soap
Plastic wrap and foil
Softsoap in the bathrooms
Scrub brush for dishes and dish soap
Tissues
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, Blender

Little extras for entertainment:
Movies
Books for all ages!
Games
For our littlest guests, we also provide a high chair & a Pack and Play portable crib  (please bring your own sheets for the Pack and Play!).
From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
09/12/2020
10/30/2020
$250 $250 $1,500 $4,500 3
10/31/2020
11/28/2020
$200 $200 $1,195 $2,995 3
04/10/2021
05/21/2021
$275 $275 $1,695 $5,085 3
11/29/2020
11/29/2020
$150 $150 $995 $2,895 3
01/30/2021
03/05/2021
-- -- $1,300 $3,300 7
02/27/2021
04/09/2021
$375 $375 $2,100 $4,999 3
05/22/2021
08/14/2021
$425 $425 $2,399 -- 3
Cleaning Fee: $150
Pet Fee 1st Dog: $100.00 (Optional)
Pet Fee 2nd Dog: $50.00 (Optional)
Pet Fee for Each Additional Week Over One : $25.00 (Optional)
12% FL State and County Tax: 12%

ALL SPECIALS CAN BE FOUND ON THE RATES PAGE OF: www.TheCapeEscape.com

ALL SPECIALS CAN BE FOUND ON THE RATES PAGE OF:      www.TheCapeEscape.com

Please inquire about multiweek discounts (outside of summer).

State and County Tax 12%
Condo was clean and well stocked. We had a GREAT time.
5.0
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. 
01/01/2017
The time we spent in Unit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us
5.0
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 beach was a short walk away and was also clean and wide.  We walked twice each day for at least an hour.  Our dog loved it, but refused to go into the ocean or even get his feet wet.
 The time we spent in Unit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us and we hope to return next December.
12/01/2016
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Turtle Crawl.
5.0
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!
10/01/2016
Thooroughly Enjoyed Turtle Crawl and our Mini-Vacation
5.0
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 Grill 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!
04/12/2017
We found the unit, and everything in it, to be very clean, and very well supplied!
5.0

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 beach was a short walk away and was also clean and wide.  We walked twice each day for at least an hour.  Our dog loved it, but refused to go into the ocean or even get his feet wet.
 
The time we spent in Unit 191 was the perfect relaxation for us and we hope to return next December.
12/10/2016
I could not have asked for a better rental or experience.
5.0
I could not have asked for a better rental or experience.  It was absolutely beautiful and very relaxing.  It was so nice to have all the beach essentials available for us (beach chairs, cooler, toys, etc.).  We have already talked about trying to make it back again before the end of the year.  This will definitely be our new yearly vacation destination.  I work remote and am an introvert by nature.  I was pleasantly surprised by the comradery and friendliness of all of the other guests at the Barrier Dunes.  Added a whole new dimension by meeting others that also brought along their fur babies. 

I appreciate the heads up about booking direct in the future.  (Also EXTREMELY helpful about the time zone fluctuations…BUT what was funny is we just quit paying attention to the time.  Having spotty cell coverage was also a blessing because my boss could not reach by cell on my vacation).
10/12/2017
Great time! We Will be back!
5.0

We had a great time, dogs included.   I expect that we will visit again in the future.  Thank you for everything.
10/18/2017
The directions, beach, and accommodations were perfect.
5.0
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. 

 
08/26/2017
You truly made all the arrangements easy. The condo was clean & well stocked with the essentials
5.0
Thank you for the lovely, relaxing mini vacation on the “Forgotten Coast”. 

We have lived in Florida 25 years & have never spent time there.  It was beautiful & quiet.  


You truly made all the arrangements easy. The condo was clean & well stocked with the essentials. We hope to visit again soon. 
12/23/2017
Would definitely recommend Turtle Crawl and Cape San Blas!
5.0
We had a great time and definitely want to return to Cape San Blas again!! We especially appreciate you making your condo so pet friendly - having the pet sheets and towels were so helpful! We found everything to be absolutely perfect for our week of relaxation! 


We will be giving your info to any friends who ask and will be in contact when we can “escape to the Cape”! Thank you for being so thorough with all the travel plans!! 
We are missing that sunshine!
02/17/2018
191 Turtle Crawl is a beautiful home! Great amenities!
5.0


 191 Turtle Crawl is a beautiful home.  It has all needed amenities and is excellently maintained.  The location is perfect.  Port St. Joe, St. Joe Peninsula State Park, Historic Apalachicola, and St. George Island are within close proximity.  Kayaking, shelling, hiking, bike rentals, and interesting shopping is nearby. 
Thank you for all your help, Wendy.
03/10/2018
Turtle Crawl is wonderful. We will be back!
5.0
Our stay at Turtle Crawl was wonderful. The unit itself was beautiful, comfortable, and just a short walk to the beach. We loved the dog friendly location as well as all the amenities. The turtle filled lakes were beautiful. We definitely will be returning for another great vacation in the future. 
04/14/2018
Spacious & Comfortable! Perfect Vacation!
5.0

We really enjoyed the condo.  It was spacious and comfortable.  The additional beach gear was extremely helpful to us as a family with small children! We were also really pleased with the massive binder of menus, things to do and other information. Not every place we have stayed in the past has provided those things and it truly makes a difference. We had everything we needed and loved our trip to the Cape. The icing on the cake was getting to see a loggerhead sea turtle make its nest right in front of the complex.  Turtle Crawl was aptly named and perfect for our family vacation.  
Thank you!

The Durham Family
07/21/2019
Relaxing stay, clean rental with lots of thoughtful touches!
5.0

This condo is nice and clean with lots of thoughtful touches. The check-in info, location of garbage, amenities, check-out info, etc. was excellent. It made for a hassle-free and relaxing stay.
09/13/2019
Favorite Beach.... Wendy Is great to rent from!
5.0

Just returned from a wonderful week at my favorite beach! This is the third time we have rented from Wendy and she is amazing to work with. My four-legged baby loves running on the beach and meeting other fur-babies. The sunsets are incredible and star gazing amazing! Looking forward to our return in November. Thank you, Wendy!
09/29/2019
Great amenities, super place for kids!
5.0

Beautiful Beaches! Great amenities! Super place for kids!
01/04/2020
Loved Cape San Blas, Turtle Crawl & the service Wendy offered. We will be back!
5.0

What a wonderful experience. The Cape is truly an escape to an amazing beach. Our dog, Cassie made many new friends both canine and human, as did we. The Barrier Dunes Condo was great, as was Wendy Jackson to work with. She truly goes above and beyond. We will be back next year!
02/01/2020
Everything we needed and more. VERY, VERY Clean!
5.0

My husband and I along with our daughter’s family returned recently from our vacation at Cape San Blas where we stayed at Turtle Crawl. It was a very nice condo with everything we needed and more. Very very very clean. We felt right at home. Our three dogs were welcome and they had as much fun as we did. Thanks Wendy for making sure our stay was terrific!
06/18/2020
Beautiful home with everything you need for a beach getaway!
5.0

We had an amazing time as always staying at Turtle Crawl. Wendy with Cape Escape makes renting so easy, the home is beautiful and furnished with everything you would possibly need for your beach getaway! Can’t wait to go back soon!!!
07/11/2020
Amazing location, relaxing and super pet friendly
5.0

The condo was very well set up for both people and pets. The showers and water-hose on the ground level were perfect to get the sand and saltwater off everyone when returning from the beach. The view of the Gulf from the upper balcony were breathtaking especially at sunset. We will be back in the years to come.
08/08/2020
Clean, well-stocked & great customer service! We will use Cape Escape Vacation Rentals again!
5.0

We had a great two weeks at the Cape. In June, we stayed in Cape Escape II & in July the Turtle Crawl unit. Both units were very clean, set up well, and well stocked with paper products, soaps, and detergents. Our 7th year to the Cape, and our first time using Cape Escape Vacation Rentals. Wendy was more than helpful when we made our reservations and always available when we had questions. We will definitely use Cape Escape Vacation Rentals again!
07/18/2020
The condo was everything we could have wanted. Perfect place for our family & dogs!
5.0

We absolutely loved staying at Turtle Crawl. We were able to bring our pets and literally we were a short easy walk to the beach! Literally steps to the ocean. The condo was everything we could have wanted, super comfortable furniture with all the things you need if you want to cook at home. This was the perfect place for our family and we will definitely be back to stay at Turtle Crawl.
08/04/2020
Turtle Crawl was so clean & had all we needed and Barrier Dunes was wonderful.
5.0

What a wonderful extended weekend with husband, daughter and parents, Sept. 19-22, 2020 Turtle Crawl had everything we needed. I was thoroughly impressed with the cleanliness of the unit as well as the grounds. One would never guess it was a pet friendly unit, it was immaculate. Such a friendly, quiet community, the perfect escape. I think our fur babies enjoyed it even more than we did. The service provided by Wendy was exceptional. It is not to often that you find someone so professional, yet so personable, so kind, so prompt, yet so attentive to all details, needs and wants. She's amazing! I highly recommend. We can't wait to get back to the Cape!
09/22/2020
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private BBQ
  • Gas Grill
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
  • Freestanding Bathtub
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Entertainment
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Television
Games
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
General
  • Linens Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Cell Phone
  • Vacuum
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
Kitchen
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
Parking
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking for 2 cars
Boating
  • Boat Rental Available