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THANKSGIVING SPECIAL * GULF VIEW END UNIT, Just 90 Steps to Beach * Pools/Tennis

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

BARRIER DUNES * BEACH CHAIRS Provided* Pools/Tennis*Nxt to St. Joe State Park

** WINNER OF BEST LODGING on the Forgotten Coast by the Port St. Joe Star! **


Rental highlights:

* Gulf views from both sides!

* 90 steps to the beautiful, family & pet-friendly beaches

* End unit

* Owners provide: Beach chairs, beach cart, sand toys, Wifi & everything from laundry detergent to spices (and more)

* STELLAR Service!

Barrier Dunes 188 - Turtle Tracks is just 90 steps off your back deck on a boardwalk stroll to 1 of the prettiest beaches in the world!

Enjoy great views from either side of the home!

You will find it well-stocked and well-maintained & ready for you & your family to come enjoy a relaxing beach vacation on Cape San Blas! Pristine white sand beaches. The last of the 'old Florida' beaches. No crowds!

You'll love the white quartz sand that doesn't burn your feet, the sand dunes that give the setting character, & the gentle gulf waves. The fishing is great, the crabbing fun & the activities abound from boating, hiking, beach bonfires,spectacular sunsets (our beaches faces west), horseback riding on the beach and tennis to impromptu socials.

All of life becomes casual & fun once you breathe the glorious salt air & let go of what you left behind. Try it & you'll be coming back regularly like most of our guests (see our guest book on our website.

Barrier dunes, our gated community, has 2 pools (1 is beach front & 1 heated), lighted tennis courts, 3 fresh water fishing ponds, playground and pet stations throughout. Enjoy the quiet, unspoiled, dog-friendly beaches of the Florida Panhandle!

Nestled up to the state park and surrounded by water, it is the perfect place for a nature lovers explorations. Boating, restaurants & other diversions are only minutes away, yet many of our guests never leave Barrier Dunes.

Play tennis, swim in the pools, sunbath on the beach while watching the ever changing scenes, fish, crab, stir up a card game or read till your hearts content.

Pet lovers are overjoyed at being able to bring along fido, especially those who like to make an extended stay with us.

We know what it is like not to have what you need when you're on vacation! We try and provide as many of these extras a possible so you are focused on your vacation, family and fun and not on the basics! We encourage you to catch your own dinner of scallops, crabs or fish and bring along some marshmallows and enjoy s'mores around the beach bonfire or roast hot dogs for dinner!

Our goal is to make your stay as good as it gets. To make room for the pooch in your car, we provide every basic essential we can think of (see details on site), but we don't stop there. Imagine a kitchen that is stocked w/spices, crock pot, & crab pot. Picture yourself not having to pack the car with beach chairs, the boogie board, & beach toys. If you're bringing a younger beach goer...No need to pack the pack and play or high chair! Enjoy a grill on the gulf view deck.

Don't forget your dog(s)...Cape San Blas beaches are pet-friendly & so are all of our rentals! Large dogs are not a problem!

Don't wait to reserve: we offer 5 gulf view vacation rentals, all in barrier dunes on Cape San Blas!

See additional listings 715580, 715583, 715582, 788788, 7002780, 715581, 715574, 715577, 715576, 715578, 475434, 715575, and 815923.

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Jackson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Cape Sans Blas was once again wonderful! We loved being able to roast hot dogs and marshmallows on the beach. The beach was quiet and so peaceful!

Turtle Tracks was perfect for our family! The unit was clean, affordable, and very close to the beach. We loved being able to bring our pets too!!! It was a wonderful vacation and we will be back!!!!

Thank you,

Sep 2014
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Port St. Joe Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A physically signed rental agreement is required either 24 hours of booking if emailing or within 5 days of reservation (before check-in either way)
  • There is a $100 pet fee for 1 dog and $50/ea additional (slightly higher for 2 or more weeks.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sink vanity
  • Master bath includes separate shower and garden tub as well as double sinks!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen - 1 queen
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Pack and Play and High Chair provided
  • Beautiful gulf view from porch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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THANKSGIVING SPECIAL * GULF VIEW END UNIT, Just 90 Steps to Beach * Pools/Tennis
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Amazing Trip!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have asked for a better experience at the Cape Escape. When we arrived everything was clean and every detail was thought of- paper towels, a full spice rack, sandwich bags, saran wrap, even "pet towels" for wet sandy dogs! I was so impressed by the amenities, there was even a closet full of beach toys, umbrella, beach chairs, etc., saving you lots of $$$ on things you wouldn't use after your trip.

Wendy, the manager, was incredible. She is professional and friendly, always picked up the phone and promptly responded to texts and emails. The neighborhood is gated and felt very safe, with kids riding around on bikes and people walking their dogs, everyone I encountered was very friendly. The condo was just a short walk to the beach, maybe 30 seconds which is SO nice when you're carrying beach chairs etc.. You can see the ocean from the master bedroom deck.

The beach is BEAUTIFUL. White sand, clear water, no crowds, not overdeveloped. We saw dolphins while sitting on the beach! You don't get that in Destin or Panama City or any of the other nearby popular beaches. Dogs are welcome on the beach and most places. This is really a special place, will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barrier dunes is the best.

  • 5 of 5

Had a ball. Super clean. Nice space. Huge washer and dryer. A few other perks like dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, plastic bags and dog amenities. Thanks so much! Back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Can't wait to come back again. The condo was perfect and the beach beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a GREAT time and didn’t want to come back home. I forgot to write in the book.

The condo was perfect and the beach was beautiful and relaxing. We met a man who taught us about salt water fishing and even gave us a rod and reel. We had good seafood at the Indian Pass Raw Bar and then again at Papa Joe’s Oyster Bar in Apalachicola.

We can’t wait to come back again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Trussville, AL

Absolutely LOVED it.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved it Wendy! You will be hearing from us again but for a longer stay. Thank you for all the great info and communicating so well. It meant a lot to us.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving at the beach

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely. Had everything we needed. The burner was no big deal, didn't even notice until the morning we were leaving.

The boys swam, even warm enough for gulf swim! Weather was great. Thanksgiving was so peaceful and to be surrounding by the beauty of this area was wonderful. We hung out at the beach, has few fires and cooked dinner out there one night. Fished and rode our bikes daily. I think we would definitely have thanksgiving there again. Thank you for everything.


  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A bonfire on the beach is one of my favorite things to do on the Cape! It was made even better by that wonderful full moon over Thanksgiving! The next one is Christmas Eve! So glad you had a great beach Thanksgiving! Look forward to having you back again for another Cape Escape!
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  • 5 of 5

My family spent Labor Day weekend in Cape San Blas and had a wonderful time. It was our first trip to the Cape and definitely will not be our last. Turtle Tracks was in a excellent location and my teenage daughters loved being close to the beach. The condo was immaculate. It was well stocked and the gas grill was definitely and added bonus. Wendy Jackson was extremely helpful and provided all the information we needed to enjoy our stay. The complex and the beach exceeded our expectations and we will definitely return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love it when people discover Cape San Blas for the 1st time! I still remember when I discovered it 13 years ago and fell in love! So glad you found Turtle Tracks comfortable, well stocked & that you enjoyed the personal service I try to provide! Love sharing the Cape with folks! Thank you for taking the time to write a trip report! Look forward to having your family back again for another Cape Escape!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Indian Pass Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
St. Joseph Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.12 Miles
Coneheads, Indian Pass Raw Bar & Triple Tails
Nearest Beach
Cape San Blas
Car: necessary

Turtle Tracks -Barrier Dunes 188 & 12 other Cape San Blas vacation rentals in Barrier Dunes are Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals on a Pet Friendly Beach! See additional listings 715580, 715583, 715582, 788788, 7002780, 715581, 715574, 715577, 715576, 715578, 475434, 715575, and 815923.

Avoid the crowds of Destin, Panama City! Pristine, Gulf Coast Florida Panhandle Beaches in Cape San Blas, Florida!

Quiet, uncrowded, pet friendly, white sand beaches!

50 miles southeast of Panama City in the Florida Panhandle -- yet a world away. (Just east of Mexico Beach, west of St. George Island between Port St. Joe & Apalachicola in the northwest Florida Panhandle)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

- Rates do not include a 12% Florida State and Gulf County Tax required by law.
- Pet Fees: 1st dog is $100 & each additional dog will be $50.
- Rates are subject to change & reservation and rate is not guaranteed unless a signed contract with a RSVP/Security deposit has been received by Cape Escape Vacation Rentals, LLC. - You can fax or email the contract back with your credit card information or you can mail it with a check for receipt within 5 days. The contract & deposit is what secures your dates
- * 3% Processing Fee applied to all credit card transactions! Checks are welcome.
- Half of the rental balance is due 60 days (120 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior check-in and the other half is due 30 days (60 days on rentals of 2 weeks or more) prior to check-in.
- The deposit is fully refundable (or never charged if you secured with a credit card) if all conditions of the contract are met. If the reservation is cancelled, the deposit is NOT refundable or then charged!
- Cancellations made between 30 and 60 days (60 and 120 days for rentals of 2 weeks or more) of check-in will forfeit one half of the rental payment in addition to the deposit. Cancellation within 30 days (60 days for rentals of 2 weeks or more) will forfeit the entire rental payment and the deposit. All cancellations must be in writing. Changes in rental dates will be treated as a cancellation & rescheduling will be at managers discretion.
- Smoking is only permitted on one of the porches with all the sliding doors and windows closed. Smoking inside will result in the loss of your entire deposit & immediate removal from the vacation rental.
- We welcome your well-behaved Dog(s) in all of our Cape San Blas Vacation Rentals! The Cape San Blas, FL beaches & Gulf County Beaches are Pet Friendly– Please read more on our PETS page!
- We recommend looking at Trip Insurance to cover your investment in the event you aren’t able to come for the time you reserve for your vacation.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund