Where to Stay in Cape San Blas: Barrier Dunes


On Wednesday I shared a few photos from our beach getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida for Kevin’s birthday. If you missed them, go take a peek now!! :) I wanted to share a few more photos of where we stayed in case you might be considering a visit to Cape San Blas in the future. We loved our little home away from home at the beach!

We stayed at Barrier Dunes Vacation Rentals in the Pelican View condo. Our condo was the fourth from the left in the above picture — the one that’s jutted out further than the two beside it — and has a red umbrella on the bottom balcony. Each condo is 4 floors, so we had all three beachfront balconies in that unit.

I am standing on the beach taking this photo, so that is how close you are to the beach. Steps away! :)



The main floor of the condo featured the living room, dining room, kitchen, and guest bath. The living room looked straight into the ocean. Loved being able to sit in here and watch the waves while checking email. (There was free WiFi in the condo!) The living room was also stocked with family-friendly movies to watch, a VCR and DVD player, and books to read on the beach.


Here was our view from the main floor balcony. To the left (just outside of the frame) are stairs leading down to the beach and a private outdoor hose and shower. To the right was a grill, if you wanted to grill out your fresh catch of the day at the beach. :)


Here is the view looking the other way in the living room. You can see the dining room and kitchen, which comes stocked with all the basic cooking supplies: pots, pans, plates, glasses, utensils, paper towels, and even a full spice rack for cooking your “catch of the day”.

The first floor foyer below comes in from the carport. Each Barrier Dunes condo accommodates covered parking for two cars.


Up the stairs to the third floor was two guest bedrooms (each with their own private ensuite bathroom) and a laundry room. With 3 bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins) and 3.5 baths, this condo would be perfect for sharing with friends! Each condo at Barrier Dunes is uniquely decorated, but most of the floor plans are similar. You can check the Barrier Dunes Vacation Rentals page for photos and floor plans of each unit.


Loved this cute kids room! It had it’s own balcony too. :)


And finally on the fourth floor was the master bedroom and ensuite bath.


This was the view from our balcony. Loved waking up to this every morning!


Okay. I loved this so much I had to take a picture. There was even a little coffee maker in the bedroom. You could get up, make coffee, and take it out on the balcony all without having to go downstairs. I could spend all morning up here just sitting on the balcony and watching the waves!

We saw glimpses the gorgeous, beachfront swimming pool, but we couldn’t drag ourselves away from the beach so I didn’t get a photo, lol!

A few of the other Barrier Dunes Amenities include:

  • 2 Pools – One is direct gulf front overlooking the ocean. One pool is solar heated!
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Playground
  • 3 Fresh Water Ponds – Great for Feeding the Turtles and Fishing
  • Safe, Family Friendly, Gated Community
  • Pet Stations Throughout Barrier Dunes
  • Lots of Grassy Area for Kids and Dogs
  • Boat Washing Area
  • Boardwalks Throughout
  • Just Outside the Gates to St. Joseph Peninsula State Park


They condos were even stocked with extra amenities just for pets:

  • Dog towels
  • Food bowl
  • Pet stations throughout Barrier Dunes to keep our neighborhood and beaches clean and make it easy for you

Here’s a list of the full amenities provided in each Barrier Dunes Vacation Rental.


We couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay!

Here’s how to contact Barrier Dunes if you’re looking to plan a trip:

Barrier Dunes Vacation Rentals — http://www.thecapeescape.com

Tell Wendy Kevin & Amanda sent you!! :)

*Not a sponsored post! We just loved it here and wanted to share. :)

See more posts from our week in Cape San Blas:

What We Did in Cape San Blas
Where to Stay in Cape San Blas
Miley and Howie on the Beach