DIRECT BEACH FRONT – 3 Beach Front Decks! Pet Friendly Beach & Rental * Pools/Tennis


If you are looking for a relaxing vacation, no crowds, gorgeous sunsets, lush landscaping, serene peaceful setting, sugar white sand, emerald water, walking your dog on the beach, no high rise buildings, no crowded highways, yet lots of activities if you choose, this is the vacation rental for you. DIRECT BEACHFRONT!  Watch the dolphins swim by from bed or most any room in the house!  Nothing between you and the Gulf of Mexico but SAND!

This gulf front rental in Barrier Dunes has 3 direct beach front decks --- great for the sunset!  Our beaches face WEST!

Shore Thang is 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms.  There is a  fabulous views from just about every room of the Gulf and the beach. 

The main living area is spacious, updated and well furnished with a large deck for grilling your catch of the day.   

It is pet-friendly and dogs are allowed on the beach.  Cape San Blas is regularly ranked the best pet-friendly beach in the US!

There is an outside shower to rinse off in the carport and another shower on the deck. 

I provide a lot of amenities like beach chairs, toys, laundry detergent, dish soap and much more. See below.

You can enjoy a truly relaxing vacation here.

Barrier Dunes is a gated community with boardwalks connecting you to the beach and other amenities. There are 2 swimming pools(one on the Gulf and the other is by the tennis courts and is solar heated), 3  stocked ponds to fish or feed the turtles, 2 lighted tennis courts, children's playground, clubhouse, pet stations & boardwalks through. 

The community and beach are very dog-friendly. Barrier Dunes sits right next door to St. Joe State Park (2500 acres) which has boat ramps.  You can park your boat underneath the unit.  Barrier Dunes is a very friendly community. 

In 2002, Dr. Beach ranked it the #1 beach in the United States.  The beach has numerous sand dunes, sugary white sand, turquoise/emerald water and a serene setting.  

There are no high rises on all of Cape San Blas, giving you uncrowded beaches and no traffic jams on the roads.  This is an undiscovered gem on the forgotten coast of 'Old Florida'.

Cape San Blas is 20 miles long (of which St. Joe State Park are 10 miles of the 20) and at it's widest point is a mile across.  The Gulf of Mexico is on one side and the tranquil waters of St. Joe Bay on the other (making it great for kayaking and canoeing). 
Cape San Blas is east of Port St. Joe and 25 miles west of Apalachicola.  It is about 50 miles east of Panama City and 110 west of Tallahassee.

Wireless Internet Connection 
Pet-Friendly (I provide pet towels and sheets)
Central Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Linens and Towels Provided
Washer and Dryer
Iron and Ironing Board
Alarm Clocks
Answering Machine

Cable TV
4 TV's
DVD Players & DVDs
Games & books

Regular Coffee Maker (with a back-up)
Crock Pot
Dishwasher & DW Detergent so  you don't have to bring any
Ice Maker
Paper Products
Aluminum Foil
Trash Bags
Dish soap and Dishwasher Detergent
Plastic Wrap etc
6 Beach Chairs
Beach Toys
Gas BBQ & back up gas tank
Hugh Deck Off Of Living Room
Balconies Off all Bedrooms
Covered Parking For 2 Cars Or 1 Car And A Boat
Furniture On All Decks
2 Pools (one beach front & 1 heated during shoulder seasons)
Club House
2 Lighted Tennis Courts (the only tennis on Cape San Blas)
3 Stocked Fishing Ponds
Children's Play Ground
Pet Stations Throughout Barrier Dunes
Dogs Allowed on The Beach
Pet Towels
From/To Nightly Weekend Weekly Monthly Min Nights
Cleaning Fee: $205.00
Pet Fee 1st Dog: $100.00 (Optional)
Pet Fee 2nd Dog: $50.00 (Optional)
12% FL State and County Tax: 12.00%
Pet Fee for Each Additional Week Over One : $25.00 (Optional)



Please inquire about multiple week discounts (outside of summer season)

FL & Gulf County Tax is 12%
We will be back next year!
We truly loved your home.  Everything was just perfect.  You have appointed the entire place so that we felt right at home immediately.  We cooked an entire Thanksgiving spread and found everything we needed in the kitchen to accommodate.  We all decided it was our best Thanksgiving ever and have decided to make it our new tradition – Thanksgiving on the beach!  What a blast to be able to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in our bathing suits!  It was the first time we have been to Cape San Blas and we truly loved everything about it.  You have thought about just about anything we would need for our stay from the beach chairs to the shovel to help us build our bonfire.

We will be back next year!
We loved this house, we had a wonderful trip!
We had a wonderful weekend!  We all loved the house, especially its location and the easy access to the beach!  Our dogs quickly learned their way around and made a beeline for the path as soon as we said “time to head to the beach!”  Morning coffee on the deck, a beach fire at sunset, dolphins playing in the surf – all made for a relaxing time!  This was a first visit to the Cape for all of us – we certainly understand why everyone falls in love with the serenity of this quiet community.  We literally had the beach all to ourselves!  I’m so glad I found The Cape Escape website when we looked for rental properties.Thanks again for your professionalism throughout the rental process.
Very clean and well equipped!
We had a great time at your place. It was so very clean and well-equipped. I’m glad you felt that we took good care of your home because we certainly tried to. It’s very unusual to find a place that allows us to bring our three golden retrievers. No matter how much we say that they are well-behaved and that we will take good care of things, we typically get turned away. When people say they’ll allow dogs they usually mean one dog less than 10 pounds! We never want to take advantage when we find someone as generous as you, thus we try very hard to keep things nice.It was great to have the soaps and laundry detergent etc. It was very well-equipped. The only suggestion I could make would be to have one bar of soap in the bathrooms. I don’t think that would be too costly. It’s a small thing, and certainly your generosity was well noted.
People on the Cape were very very nice. We particularly liked the Trading Post. The homemade  donuts were excellent!  Thanks for making your place available to dog lovers like us.
This was, by far, the best outfitted we’ve experienced!

Just returned from “the Cape”, and had a fabulous time! We’ve rented properties throughout the US, and this was, by far, the best outfitted we’ve experienced. Besides all the amenities, Shore Thang had plenty of room, a gorgeous view right on the beach, and was well equipped for our 8 lb. pooch! Also, the unit was extremely clean when we arrived. While enjoying all the walking areas throughout the complex, we also made sure to take a long daily walk on the beach, which the dog thoroughly enjoyed. Also, we can’t thank Wendy and her crew enough for being so responsive and accommodating (the heater in the unit went out…we called, and all was perfectly fixed in less than 2 hours.) If you like sand, sun and the sea, I’d totally recommend this place at Barrier Dunes
We truly loved your home. Everything was just perfect!

We truly loved your home.  Everything was just perfect.  You have appointed the entire place so that we felt right at home immediately.  We cooked an entire Thanksgiving spread and found everything we needed in the kitchen to accommodate.  We all decided it was our best Thanksgiving ever and have decided to make it our new tradition – Thanksgiving on the beach!  What a blast to be able to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner in our bathing suits!  It was the first time we have been to Cape San Blas and we truly loved everything about it.  You have thought about just about anything we would need for our stay from the beach chairs to the shovel to help us build our bonfire.
Quiet, clean, plenty of space, nice amenities and a fantastic view

We decided to book last minute on Christmas weekend and it was the perfect getaway.  Our dog loved it too.  Quiet, clean, plenty of space, nice amenities and a fantastic view – especially the sunsets! We enjoyed walks on the beautiful beach, hiking in St. Joseph Peninsula State Park, and eating great ice cream and dinner at nearby Cone Heads. Thanks for your help and quick responses Wendy!
The house was PERFECT! We have never enjoy a beach so much!
Thank you Wendy!  We did have a wonderful trip and will definitely be in touch with you for future trips!

The house was perfect and the information you provided us was spot on!  I’m not sure who had more fun, my daughter and I or our Lab.  The location was perfect and the community is so laid back and everyone so polite.  We have never enjoyed the beach so much, even though it was cooler.  Just right for walking, shelling and watching sunsets and rises.  I met the cleaning staff when we arrive and they were super sweet.  Even reminded me to check the messages.  I would highly recommend this unit to anyone if needed in the future.  Your service was also top rate!  Thank you so much for all of your help!

Hope you have a wonderful start to 2018!  We’ll be in touch for future trips!
Wonderful Service & Beautiful Condo
I stayed at “ Shore Thang “ for a week !!   When I walked in the door it felt like home.  It was so cheerfully decorated and had anything I could possibly need for my weeklong stay. 

I took several day trips but getting back home to watch the sunset from my deck or sitting on the couch in the living room was always a priority for me. I can’t describe each night, sitting there watching the ocean roll in and watching the colors of the sunset change. I have never had such a peaceful, relaxing vacation. 

Honestly, the main reason I chose Wendy’s Cape Escape at Barrier Dunes was because they are pet friendly. My Fur babies enjoyed sitting on the deck with me and listening to the waves. I am looking forward to being back at Wendy’s during the summer.  From the first time I contacted Wendy, everything ran so smooth. I appreciate the wonderful service and your beautiful condo. I think this will be a tradition !!!
Stunning Views & Wendy was a pleasure to work with! We will be back!
Absolutely loved our time on Cape San Blas with my family! Shore Thang was beautiful, comfortable and had everything we needed for a wonderful and relaxing vacation!  The view was spectacular from the deck. One of my favorite times was sitting in the high Adirondack chairs and drinking coffee in the mornings looking out over the ocean with my Mom. 

Loved that we could bring our dog also! 

Wendy was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely be back next year!
Perfect piece of Paradise!
Had a wonderful time at the cape! "Shore Thang" had all the amenities we could have wanted and more!

Wendy was awesome to deal with and very responsive. She provided so much information about the Cape, places to eat, things to do, directions, etc. Unit was clean and well appointed. Couldn't have asked for a better view of the gorgeous sunsets from the living room, balconies, and bedrooms! Fishing was incredible - thanks Capt. Pete Barwick for putting us on tons of fish! Gorgeous place - will be back soon!! Thanks Wendy - Cape Escape Vacations is the BEST!
Best place ever! Had it all for our family!!
This was a super place and did not lack for a single thing! Every spice we needed for cooking was there. Loved the dog towels and dog dishes!! Will rent from these people again each year that it is available!! Thank you so much!

Very Impressed! Amazing Views, Great Service!
We vacationed at Shore Thang for 5 nights.  Very clean!!!!

It was perfect because we were right on the beach and had amazing views of the sunset each night from our deck.  Our three dogs loved it too!

 Wendy made the booking process super easy and took great care of us from start to finish. 

We needed a few things throughout our stay, and when I contacted Wendy about them she responded immediately to help us.  We were so impressed! We will certainly be back!  
Best Beach Secret!
Thank you for sharing your little piece of paradise with us for a week! 
We really loved Cape San Blas and had a wonderful time with our dogs. That place is truly the best beach secret we’ve been to. :-) We also met the nicest people next door in your other unit! 

Maybe we’ll be in touch again next year! 
Beautiful as ever!
Another wonderful stay at Barrier Dunes on Cape San Blas has come to an end. Thank you Wendy for help making our stay a great one Hurricane Michael could not takeaway the spirit of the Cape. Sure there are repairs being made but the beaches are still beautiful, the shops and restaurants are open and the locals are just as friendly as ever. Many great memories made with old friends and new friends. Highly recommend Wendy - she’s the best!
Kim S. Wonderful stay

A big shout out to Wendy at Cape Escapes for making sure our visit to the Cape was a memorable one. After the hurricane devastated the area we were unsure what to expect. With almost weekly updates from Wendy on the progress and rebuilding in the area our worries were put aside. The Capes spirit is strong as are the people who live and work there. Our stay was rewarded with beautiful beaches, delicious food and friendly locals. Sure there is rebuilding in the area but it never interfered with our stay. I highly recommend Wendy and her rental properties at Barrier Dunes. They are clean, well equipped with everything you could need. If by chance there is something missing and you need it a quick call to Wendy will guarantee that you will have it. Thank you again Wendy for everything!
Great Family Reunion. Enjoy 2 of Wendy's Beachfront Rentals in Barrier Dunes!

This was our third year in Cape San Blas. Wendy always is so helpful with getting us set up for our big family vacations. She quickly responds to everyone’s emails... which can be quite a few. We stayed on the beachfront in Tropical Breeze and Shore Thang. Everything was perfect, as usual. Next year, we will have a larger group of family with us and we have already asked Wendy, before we left, to help us book. Counting the days again until we return to paradise!
Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
  • Formal Dining Room
  • 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
  • Big Screen TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/VCR
  • Video Library
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoking outside only
  • Telephone
  • Vacuum
  • Managed by Property Manager
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Restaurants
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • View (Water)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Boat Rental Available
Barbecue - Grills
  • Gas Grill