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Wonderful Family Home, Steps from the Beach

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Last updated: 08/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

We hope to see you !

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

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

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • 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

          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker

          Amenities

          • 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

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

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

          • Living Room:

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

          • Washing Machine:

            stacked Maytag in back hall by kitchen...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning

          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

              • 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

              • Video Games:

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

              • Game Room:

                in downtown area...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Computer Available:

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

              • Wireless Internet:

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

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

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

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Jasmine covered lanai for the hammock...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    20x24 screen porch with ceiling fans...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    rafts...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Bicycles

                  Location & View

                      • 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

                      Activities

                      • Cinemas
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Golf Privileges Optional
                      • Paragliding
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Golf
                      • Sailing
                      • Surfing
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Walking
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Zoo
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Marina
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Cycling
                      • Synagogues
                      • Boating
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shelling
                      • Shopping
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Water Parks
                      • Tennis
                       

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                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2014 Fall
                      Aug 10 - Nov 22, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,925

                      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% immediately by check mailed to our home to hold your reservation.


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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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                      Date last modified - Wednesday, August 06, 2014

                      $1,000 - $1,925 per week (USD)
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                      2 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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