Beach Retreat on the Forgotten Coast
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Carrabelle Beach house description
This unique beach property on Florida’s Forgotten Coast was designed by an architect to be his private residence. All three levels have wraparound porches with unobstructed views of the gulf and beautiful barrier islands. This home features three master suites w/ private baths and a fourth bedroom sharing a bath with a third floor Crow's Nest. The Crow’s Nest can be used as a fifth bedroom or observatory and offers spectacular views. Sand Castle is located directly across from the popular Carrabelle beach and a short walk down the beach from the Crooked River Lighthouse Park. You can watch the dolphins play, enjoy long walks along the white sand beach and climb a working lighthouse.
Early risers can catch magnificent sunrises while enjoying coffee on the porch. Later, dazzling sunsets can be viewed while sipping a cool iced tea or your favorite cocktail from the porches or gazebo.
The living area has comfortable seating with ocean views, a 55' HDTV, cable, DVD and stereo. The dining room has seating for eight with additional counter seating and offers ocean views. We have WIFI throughout and all bedrooms have cable TV. The twin bedroom also comes with a Playstation 2. The first floor bedrooms have DVD players. On-site parking is available for cars, boats and other toys.
There is an OPTION to rent only the TOP LEVEL with a private master suite, a second bedroom with 2 twin beds, the loft with a queen futon, living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry. The GROUND FLOOR is available separately as 1 or 2 bedrooms, each with a bath, and a shared common room – perfect for a couples get-away or honeymoon! The ground floor has a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Call us today for a custom quote.
Although we're known for our tranquility, Carrabelle, with its deep water harbor, is less than a mile away. The fishing is great and you can enjoy local restaurants and seafood houses offering some of the finest oysters and seafood in the country. It is a 20 minute drive to historic Apalachicola for shopping and fine dining or to the St George Island beaches. Golf is featured at the St James Bay Golf Resort. Kayaking is also popular and it is not uncommon to see manatee during your paddle. The area is world famous for its birding and migrating butterflies and there are four lighthouses waiting to be climbed.
Plan your next family get together, corporate retreat, large group gathering or wedding with us.
Stay with us and when you reserve a 7 night minimum stay, you will receive 1 pass per guest to climb the Crooked River Lighthouse, offered during regular operating hours.
Keywords: house, room, gulf views, beach, lighthouse, corporate, wedding, large groups, single suites
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 1-10
- Queen size Beds (1) There are 3 master suites, each with a queen bed and attached bath. The two on the first floor may be rented separately from the rest of the house, sleeping 1 - 4., Twin or Single Beds (1) There are 2 single beds in the second bedroom on the main floor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a queen futon in the loft / crow's nest ....moreless
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Catering Available
- Towels Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Video Game Console:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Games
- Satellite / Cable
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Freshwater Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Hunting Small Game
- Deepsea Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching, Lighthouse Climbs, Fishing, Golf
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Thanksgiving meeting spot
Thanksgiving meeting spot
My family gathered here for turkey-day 2013. We enjoyed the house, its location, and the beach across the street immensely. The property itself is close to 2 acres, which is nice and secluded. The house is unusual, but accommodating. There are three bedrooms in the house that have their own on-suite. Plus another bedroom with double beds and a crows nest that can sleep 2 easy, but is open to the main floor and could be noisy. This isn't a trendy vacation spot, its a sleepy southern fishing town. There are not a lot of tourist attractions or traditional things to do. People are not generally in a hurry or stressed out, nor do they envy that type of behavior. If that's what you're looking for, this is not it. If you walk west on the beach from the house, there lives an old cypress forest, that stumps still litter the beach. The sun setting in the west, cast shadows over the stumps that rival many of natures wonders Ive had the chance to experience. I think it's a must if you visit, but that's me. Additionally, the beach across from the house was used to train the troops for the Normandy Invasion in the 40's, and it was humbling for me to sit on that beach thinking of the men that were there some 70 years prior. The female owner is a tad off...but not in the wrong direction.
- Guest chris s.
- Date of stay 11/27/13
- Review Submitted 12/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
This is the ideal place to vacation! The home is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. Nestled in a quiet area directly across from the beach, the Sand Castle provides for all your vacation needs. The arrangements to rent are clear, detailed, and organized, which provides the added confidence of traveling from a long distance. We will fondly remember our stay!
- Guest Ragincajun (Grand Rapids )
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/05/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
The Fishing Folks
The Fishing Folks
We came down for a week with a group of seven and had a great time. The house was spacious yet cozy and quite clean. By the end of the week, I felt right at home. Wish we could have spent more time just hanging out on the deck but we were fishing most days. Kitchen (and grill) was fairly equipped to cook up our days catch. The three women in the group loved lounging around while we were out making up fish stories. Only 2 minute walk to the water where we say many dolphin. Marina where our boat was only 5 minute drive. Outstanding fishing as well as food. Can't wait to get back in September!
- Guest Tone (Ohio)
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 02/15/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
My husband and I fell in love with Carrabelle after visiting in April. We wanted one last "summer" weekend at the beach so we decided (very last minute) to see if we could put a trip together. The owner was incredibly gracious and hospitable. Although we rented only a single suite, we were treated to a full tour of the house. It is even more impressive in person and the views from the porches are incredible! The Kcup coffee maker in the lobby was a great touch! She even had one of the flavors we use at home. :) We enjoyed visiting with her and she answered all of our questions about the area and gave us tips on where to go in our kayaks we brought. Thanks to her advice, we were able to make a paddle trip on the Carrabelle River around most of Timber Island on our first evening. The only reason we didn't make the full trip is because we were losing daylight quickly and I was a little nervous! We did see several manatee and a dohin and the colors in the sky at sunset were stunning! The next morning, we packed a cooler with some essentials and used the public beach access across the street as our launch point for our paddle trip to Dog Island which sits a little more than 3 miles across St. George Sound. The water was very calm that morning and we were thrilled ro see dolphins surfacing so close to the shoreline. The trip over took around an hour and was a great workout. The payoff was getting to have lunch on the small strip of beach with the Gulf of Mexico in front of us and the Sound behind us only a few steps apart. After lunch, we took a few photos, strolled the beach for a bit and collected shells larger than our hands. Reluctantly, we loaded everything back into the kayaks and began our trip back to Carrabelle. After a quick shower, we headed over to Fathom's for a dinner of oysters and crab legs. My husband says they were THE best oysters he has eve had. I'm not an oyster fan, so I'll take his word for it, but the crab legs were great! On our last morning, we rose early to make sure we caught the sunrise. Sunrises on Carrabelle are some of the most spectacular I have ever seen! If you are looking for a bright, beautiful, clean house that you can make yourself at home in, with owners who are genuinely interested in helping you make the most of your stay in a location that gives you easy access to all Carrabelle has to offer, then this should be your choice! We will definitely be returning - there is a lot more we want to see!
- Guest Jerry and Steph (Dallas, GA )
- Date of stay 09/28/12
- Review Submitted 10/01/12
Owner response: Thanks! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are always happy to share our local knowledge. We hope to see you again soon.
We had a wonderful time here, perfect location. Step right out the front door across the road and there is the beach. It is the perfect place for a large group. Looking forward to next year!
- Guest specialk1550 (Moultrie Ga)
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 07/13/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
The Sand Castle
The Sand Castle
We had 9 adults and 3 children in our group and there was more than enough room for everyone. It was a beautiful house and we had such a wonderful family get together. The kitchen was fully stocked with more than we could use. This house had every amenity of home. The landlords are the nicest and sweetest people we have ever met. It is located in a very private and quiet location. The views from the crows nest were spectacular. We went to St. George Island to the beach and had a blast. Whether a small group or large you could never go wrong reserving the Sand Castle for your next vacation.
- Guest Loves Carrebelle Beach (Alabama)
- Date of stay 06/22/12
- Review Submitted 07/07/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, girls getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with young children, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 - Sep 7, 2014
7 night min stay
|Off Peak Season
Sep 8 - Mar 31, 2015
7 night min stay
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- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Tax Rate 9%
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- Nearest Airport: Tallahassee at 70 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Carrabelle Beach at Carrabelle Beach
Year Purchased: 2011
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Dining Room - 2nd Floor
Twin Bedroom - 2nd Floor
Loft / Crow's Nest w/Queen Futon - Third Floor
Master Bedroom - 1st Floor, 'Sunrise'
Wrap around porches
Sunset in town
View from deck
Living Room - 2nd Floor
Master Bedroom - 2nd Floor
Stairs to Crow's Nest
Master Bedroom - 1st Floor, 'Sunset'
Fisherman at the beach
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