Additional pictures of this Pet Friendly Barrier Dunes townhouse can be found at the bottom of this page.
Turtle Crawl (Barrier Dunes #191) has great gulf views from BOTH sides & is bright, cheerful, well-stocked, just about 75 step to the beach--a 30 second walk! This Barrier Dunes rental is fully stocked & ready for you & 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 and pots and pans. Kitchen also has a portable phone and answering machine.
- Dining room: Seating for four with an additional 2 bar stools.
- Living room: Queen sleeper sofa, love seat, coffee table for playing games, cable TV, DVD, stereo, movies for all ages, puzzles, several games
- Large Back Deck: Includes gas grill, patio table and chairs. We have just added a gate on the back porch to ensure it's secure for your dogs and kids!
- Second bedroom: Queen size bed with private porch and gulf views across the beautiful dunes, ceiling fan & cable TV with VCR.
Covered parking: Under the unit you will find covered parking for 2 cars. There is also a hot/cold shower with a privacy enclosure & a hose for washing those sandy paws & toes!
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 and hot / cold running shower with privacy enclosure to wash those sandy paws & toes!
- Beach Cart
- Crab Nets and 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! If you are a guest coming from an area where you wouldn't need beach "stuff"--no need to buy it, we provide it for your convenience!
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:
- Dishwashing detergent
- Laundry soap
- Plastic wrap and foil
- Soft soap in the bathrooms
- Scrub brush for dishes and dish soap
- Extra Garbage Bags
- Fully stocked with everything you would expect, plus
- Spice Rack
- Crock Pot
- Crab Pot, Crab Crackers and Pickers
Little extras for entertainment:
Barrier Dunes Amenities:
- Secure, Family Friendly Gated Community
- 2 Pools - 1 is gulf front overlooking the beaches and Gulf of Mexico
- 2 Lighted Tennis Courts - the only tennis courts on Cape San Blas
- 3 Fresh Water Fishing Ponds (great for fishing & feeding the turtles!)
- Playground with Picnic Tables
- Clubhouse with Wireless Internet
- Boat Washing Area
- Pet Stations Throughout Barrier Dunes
- Boardwalks leading to everything
- Read more about Barrier Dunes on the "Barrier Dunes" page of this site!
** Barrier Dunes 191 now has Wireless High Speed Internet Access! **
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Living Area in Turtle Crawl opens to a great back porch with a grill!
Dining area with seating for 4 and 2 additional stools at the breakfast bar.
Vanessa D. (October 2017)
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.
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!
We also appreciate your prompt notification regarding the deposit. We pride ourselves in taking care of rental units as if we owned them and have never failed to get the full deposit returned, but sometimes it can take a while.
If you ever have any last minute specials when the forecast looks good please drop us an email. Being retired does provide a lot of flexibility.
Hope all you holidays will be good.
Wendy's attention to detail in your rentals & her willingness to provice quick respoins on any request makes her rentlas a real "cut above" others.
The Barrier Dunes comples is a great place for snowbirds and their dogs and is kept up very well. Easy new friendships can be mad eand WEndy keeps on top of upcoming events, etc. on the Barrier Dunes Snowbirds pge so you know what's going on and can join the fun.
We would highly recommend and will make sure to return to Cape San Blas nextg winter!
We had a great time and the storms worked around our schedule. From a romantic dance & a fire on the beach, Suzanne and I ranked this stay the absolute best beach vacation to date.( 17 years of marriage celebration.)
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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.
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!
Melissa Tessmer, September 2007
We had a great time!!! We will definitely be back. We were amazed on how quiet it is there and how friendly everyone is. We definitely said that if we were coming to Florida, we we go no where else but Cape San Blas. We have been to Daytona, Miami, Key West, St. Augustine, Tampa and Orlando, but they do not compare to the Cape.
It definitely was paradise and we are looking forward to coming back soon! We met a gentleman that owns a condo in Dunes Club and it got my husband's wheel's spinning. He thought, what a great idea to own a place down there someday. We are hooked.
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!
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!
TJ and Brooke Ballard (June 2007)
We had a wonderful time and hated to leave. Excellent time, have been suggesting it to everyone that asks. I did go fishing one day and caught a whiting. Went to the state park, of course. We did drive to Mexico beach for happy hour only to fine out that it was only 3, not 4 o'clock (central time zone), great food though. Ate at Coneheads 3 tiles and on the last night went into Port St. Joe and had pizza at Hungry Howie's. The dogs had a great time in the evenings on the beach, too hot during the day.
You did an awesome job with the organization of the entire trip. From all the materials at the condo to communication, excellent. I would have to say top to bottom, this was the best vacation I have ever had.
I did have someone ask while we were there if all our chairs and things came with the condo and I was proud to say YES!! Then I went on to say Wendy's Cape Escape, she will take care of you.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to making this an excellent vacation destination.
Delle Taylor, Cumming, GA (April 2007)
We really enjoyed our vacation. Every time I thought I needed something it was there. So many thoughtful additions that other vacation rentals don't have. We are already talking about going back!
Andreas & Laura Harth (and Bennie) (May 2007)
Wendy, Wendy, Wendy...where do we start...Ohmigod...was THE BEST vacation ever!! It was like a second honeymoon for us...Can't begin to do the trip justice right this second, but please know we are already talking about our next trip and we thing you are just amazing. All the details! Such a cute, well-appointed condo! Friendly folks, good food, AMAZING sunsets and best of all, being with our Bennie and felling free, free, free. We are getting our pix transferred from the laptop to this computer so we will email in the next could of day some pix, and some ringing endorsements for your guest book online. We also filled the book at the condo for future guests. Mixed feelings about sharing too much -- we wanted to keep this place an uncommercialized secret!!! May it stay the Forgotten Coast because we want it to stay like it is!!! We will never forget it. Thanks a million!!! More later.
You can see their additional comments on our Guest Book Page!
Lori Tomaszewski & Family, Maumee, OH (April 2007)
I think I found my "home away from home". Jennah and I are safely back at home. We had a last minute surprise before we left for Turtle Crawl...Jacob, my son, was able to go with us on vacation. His travel plans to go to Ft. Lauderdale, FL ended up falling through, so he went with Jenna and I. I will never forget the wonderful memories we made while vacationing at Turtle Crawl. Listening to them both actually laughing with each other while they played in the waves. Jacob even came & got me up from bed one night at about 1am to come outside and look at all the stars in the sky. This was our last family vacation before he goes off to cllege in the fall. We could not have asked for a more perfect vacationWendy. My only questions is...how soon can I go back? This was my first trip to FL and I know it defintely won't be the last. Turtle Crawl is beautiful, the beaches were beautifu, the weather was beautiful, everything was perfect. Thank you agian for letting my family share a piece of your paradise at Cape San Blas and Turtle Crawl!
Chris Robertson, Tallahassee, FL (March 2007)
We had a wonderful time. Turtle Crawl was great! I left a kite in the beach closet for future guests as well. I've attached a picture of myself, Jacque, Christian, Morgan and Buster!
Shelley Bernosky & Family, Tonawanda, NY (January - March 2007)
Things we really liked or enjoyed about our stay:
Very homey & comfortable townhouse, well equipped and thoughtfully decorated.
Close to the beach, safe walking paths & roads
Loved all 3 porches!
Pet friendly--great to have the dogs with us!
Firely people in the complex.
Cheryl's excercise class - the best -- met lots of nice ladies (and a few men) there!
We had such a great time at Cape San Blas. We got a lot of down time and got to read and explore the area. The dogs just loved the beach! They'll go through withdrawal when they see the snow at home!
Thanks for providing us with such a great place to vacation! We would like to come down again next year for the same amount of time!