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Wonderful Family Home, Steps from the Beach

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Last updated: 03/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Carillon Beach cottage description

Summerlight was featured in the April 2006 issue of Cottage Living magazine in a story called 'Bright Hues and Ocean Views.' Each room has a different easter egg color scheme to make you smile. Star gaze on a summer's eve in the jasmine covered hammock, sip your margaritas among friends on the screen porch under the ceiling fans, or listen to a tropical deluge pounding away on on the tin rooftops. Each is an experience you can enjoy all year around at Summerlight.

Cross one street serving the community only and there is dune walkover # 2. Get to the top of the and then it hits you. This is what you came for! It's that first blast of moist salt air on your skin. And it's the delicate scent of the sea oats wafting past on the breeze. But, mostly, it's the breathtaking first glimpse from the heights of the dunes at the Gulf's infinite expanse of sky, sand and water opening up in front of you. Everything sparkles blue and white.

The Summerlight floor plan is living downstairs and sleeping up. This means no hiking up steps with sandy feet to re-fill your iced tea. The laundry, outdoor shower and powder room are just off the kitchen for convenience. Living and dining are all together in a cozy yet open floor plan. Upstairs are the master suite with bath, guest room, full hall bath and the bunk area with a pocket door. The large screen porch is like an extra great room. Out back is the hammock/gazebo, bar b que grill and our private 'nature zone' with native scrub oak and frankly, non indigenous, 8 palm trees, pink oleander, ginger and bottlebrush.

The house has wi-fi, a new 47' Smart TV with Comcast internet, DVD, Blu-Ray and even 3-D features. Netflix and many cable channels give you plenty of entertainment choices. Our sound system is by Bose. Upstairs in the master suite sitting area is another HD TV. The guest room also has a TV and DVD player. An HP Officejet 4500 printer is available but please provide your own ink and paper. Equipment for guests include a baby gate, a double wide air bed, tennis rackets, a simple fishing rig, bocce ball, croquet, board games, flashlights and crab nets. The kitchen has first class everything. Really. Even a wine rack and starfish cookie cutters. We have a first aid kit reserved for jellyfish stings - but no one's ever used it.

The Carillon Beach Community has three pools including a beachfront pavillion with living room style covered seating, and a kiddie pool adjacent heated pool. We have a sand lot and playground as well as basketball and tennis courts. Carillon is a gated community whose streets see more golf carts and bikes than cars. It is over 100 acres in size and the individually architect designed houses are knit together with a maze of 'sand walks' and paved and Camellia strewn promenades perfect for family portraits. People who use walking assistance will love them. The homes of Carillon are adjacent downtown Carillon which has many restaurants, an arcade, a candy shop and free public holiday and music events. Summer and Spring Saturdays are usually graced with weddings in the gorgeous Village Chapel.

We are next to Camp Helen State Park and the huge brackish water Lake Powell which is usually open to the Gulf. The fishing from shore is fantastic ! Kayaks are available to rent.

Carillon is located on the quiet end of the Panama City Beach far from high rises and traffic. Yet, Carillon guests have everything they could want in the way of necessities just across Back Beach Road. ( Publix, CVS, Winn Dixie, Liquor store and bank ) Up Back Beach Rd three miles is Buddy's seafood market. You gotta go to Buddy's. Just east of that is the Beach's newest attraction; Pier Park, where luxuries like an IMAX theater, upscale shopping, dining and entertainment are always in high gear. Get some Kilwin's salt water taffy there to take home. And no - it is not 'airport' taffy. While at Pier Park go see the pier ! The new county pier is the biggest in the state and you can see amazing creatures below the surface and some being pulled up by lucky anglers. To our west, cross Lake Powell into Walton County and Scenic Highway 30-A which is dubbed the 'Design Coast' for it's famous New Urbanist communities including Seaside, Alys Beach, Watercolor and Rosemary Beach. Carillon was one of the first on the coast started in the early '80's.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    must have two adults of 25 per group of 6...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 adult bikes, 2 youth bikes (bike availability is not guaranteed), community playground,beach toys and tubes, crab net, board games...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • New Arcade Game Parlour in DownTown Carillon for teens. Also, basketball court. Golf Carts available for rent. Kayak concession in downtown Carillon. Castaways Restaurant has Trivia nite, Karaoke and live music nights. Carillon Institute has Tuesday night summer movies and Monday night 'Groovin' on the Green' concerts. Carillon Fitness is a 24 hour gym downtown. Carillon Inn has a wine bar overlooking Lake Carillon. There is also a new candy and ice cream parlour, Cafe Cantina Mexican Cafe and the Sunrise cafe with great coffee....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    in downtown area...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Bose...moreless

  • Television:

    4 flat screen tv's, including new 47' smart tv with blu-ray player and 3-D, and separate new 3-D gaming tv....moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys...moreless

  • Video Games:

    New Sony gaming TV/bring your own games and play station...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    You can't see the water because the dunes are really high between the water and the house, however, you can hear it the surf !...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Maytag stacking w/d...moreless

  • Computer Available:

    TV has a Google feature HP printer in MBR underbed storage...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Carillon Fitness is a commercial mini gym in downtown Carilon....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds ready to go....moreless

  • Living Room:

    3 person sofa, recliner with ottoman, 2 easy chairs, huge TV....moreless

  • Parking:

    driveway plus gravel parking in front of house along fence. Trailers of any kind must not be in the neighborhood. Alternative arrangements can be made for off site storage. Call to discuss....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    gravel driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2)...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    1 set of towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stacked Maytag in back hall by kitchen...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Access codes posted on the fridge and MBR desk...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    See 3 ring binders provided by owners for details. They're on the kitchen bookshelf. Also contains a restaurant and grocery shopping guide. Where to buy the best seafood tips....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    You'll enjoy All-Clad cookware - Henkles knives, Kitchen- Aid utensil set, all barbque gadgets, ka-bob skewers, fish turner and seafood gadgets. Tableware is heavy top quality plated, dishes are Cordon Bleu china, also a plastic set in pic nic kit, margarita, wine and cordial glasses. Aded bonus ! Cookie cutters in ocean shapes !...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Jenn-Aire stainless gas range with down draft vent. Small but well stocked. We have ocean safety and hurricane preparedness tips posted and a battery operated weather radio plus flashlights. We have a jelly fish sting kit. (unused, we're glad to say.)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Jenn-Aire stainless...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio:

    20x24 screen porch with ceiling fans...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 community pools, including beach front pool and heated pool...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2015 Spring Holiday
Mar 7 - Apr 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Spring
Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400
Summer
May 23 - Aug 7, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,200

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer
Aug 8 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Setup $140 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.5%

Notes:

We do not have a damage deposit. We use the honor system.

We only take Saturday to Saturday rentals in high season.

We ask for 50% of the total rent cost immediately by check mailed to our home to hold your reservation. We ask for the remaining 50% to be paid at least 30 days prior to your arrival.


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Location

Carillon Beach, Sunnyside Beach, Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach areas, Florida Northwest, Florida, USA. 20 miles west of newly built Beaches International Airport in Panama City (code ECP ) accessible via Delta and Southwest, 40 miles east of Valparaiso International (code VPS ) Ft Walton Beach and Destin airport via US Air, Delta, American Eagle 60 miles east of Pensacola (code PNS) via United, American, Air Tran and Delta

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: Ed caught the Redfish from shore !

Why the Owner Chose Carillon Beach:
We like the roomy lots which provide more privacy and the lack of cars makes our days much more relaxed. The landscape is fantastic. We have the best of both worlds here. The wild Florida of Camp Helen and Lake Powell as well as the convenience of suburban amenities plus all the leisure beachside activities anyone could want. Young or young at heart !

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Close to convenience - far from 'civilization.'


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Summerlight !

    Summerlight !

  • vintage Hawaiian rattan meets hi tech entertainment in the living room

    vintage Hawaiian rattan meets hi tech entertainment in the living room

  • cook up a Gulf Coast feast in this petite but packed with the best gear kitchen

    cook up a Gulf Coast feast in this petite but packed with the best gear kitchen

  • did someone say - "margaritas ?!"

    did someone say - "margaritas ?!"

  • relax with the morning paper amid the treetops in the master suite sitting area

    relax with the morning paper amid the treetops in the master suite sitting area

  • the guest room upstairs, awash in cool lavendar with a full bath in the hall

    the guest room upstairs, awash in cool lavendar with a full bath in the hall

  • relax under a cloud of night blooming jasmine

    relax under a cloud of night blooming jasmine

  • the west pool is a five minute stroll from Summerlight and is heated in winter

    the west pool is a five minute stroll from Summerlight and is heated in winter

  • 2 adult, 2 mid sized and 1 toddler bike

    2 adult, 2 mid sized and 1 toddler bike

  • view of Lake Carillon toward the Inn - benches and docks await

    view of Lake Carillon toward the Inn - benches and docks await

  • tennis at Bellevue Park by the west pool

    tennis at Bellevue Park by the west pool

  • Shoot some hoops in Bellevue Park

    Shoot some hoops in Bellevue Park

  • listen to the surf or the summer rains from the spacious old style screen porch

    listen to the surf or the summer rains from the spacious old style screen porch

  • A scene right out of a magazine - "Cottage Living" April 2006 !

    A scene right out of a magazine - "Cottage Living" April 2006 !

  • gotta haves: grill basket - skewers, fish turner, crab crackers, citrus press...

    gotta haves: grill basket - skewers, fish turner, crab crackers, citrus press...

  • laundry and powder room off the kitchen toward back yard with O/D shower

    laundry and powder room off the kitchen toward back yard with O/D shower

  • silk and lucite panels slide back for privacy in the master suite and spa bath

    silk and lucite panels slide back for privacy in the master suite and spa bath

  • bunks are clad in durable ship siding - kids can use game set up in master suite

    bunks are clad in durable ship siding - kids can use game set up in master suite

  • No photo shop needed - this is real !

    No photo shop needed - this is real !

  • Summerlight's beach chairs for your viewing and listening pleasure

    Summerlight's beach chairs for your viewing and listening pleasure

  • beach toys, cooler, skim boards, noodles, chairs and etc

    beach toys, cooler, skim boards, noodles, chairs and etc

  • our walkover - it's # 2 on the map

    our walkover - it's # 2 on the map

  • The Promenade in summer - In winter it is abundant with camellias

    The Promenade in summer - In winter it is abundant with camellias

  • The Toddler Pool at Bellevue Park - home to the West Pool ( heated in winter )

    The Toddler Pool at Bellevue Park - home to the West Pool ( heated in winter )

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  • Sleeps
    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2.5
  • Property type
    Cottage
  • Reviews
    13
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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated: 03/27/2015
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Panama City Beach Area #408855

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