Palms and Pines - Beachfront Retreat with Serene View of Dog Island
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Carrabelle Beach house description
A Perfect Retreat for Retirees, Families, and International Guests:
Built in 1932, our home was once utilized as housing for family members of soldiers stationed at Camp Gordon Johnston, a WWII amphibious military training facility. It has been in our family for 5 generations.
Our home’s amenities include: morning coffee and beautiful sunsets from our large deck overlooking the gulf, the sound of seagulls and of waves lapping the shore, dolphin watching, shore fishing, flounder gigging, and crabbing, swimming and snorkeling in protected waters, long walks at low tide, star-gazing at night, the occasional manatee sighting, and a well-stocked bookshelf. This beach home is the place for you if you desire a getaway from your usual fast-paced lifestyle, in an old-timey Florida setting. There are two bedrooms and baths upstairs and an additional bedroom and bath downstairs. The downstairs also boasts a full kitchen and rec room with billiards/ping pong table. There is a television upstairs and down, and we offer WiFi for those who feel a need to remain 'connected'.
Other features of the surrounding area include:
Tate’s Hell Nature Trail, the historic Carrabelle Lighthouse and Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, Dog Island ferry excursions, charter fishing, glass-bottom boat rides at Wakulla Springs, Panacea's Gulf Specimen Marine Lab (with touch pools for children), and a variety of local seafood eateries. Located about an hour’s drive from Tallahassee, and only twenty minutes from St. George Island and Apalachicola, this retreat can be tailored to your own adventurous spirit. Come and discover the true meaning of “The Forgotten Coast”.
Some of the annual events found in the local area include:
October: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
November: Apalachicola Seafood Festival
December: Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights
January: Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off
February: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
March: St. George Island Chili Cook-off.
April: Carrabelle River Front Festival
April: Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival and Grunter's Ball
May: Panacea Blue Crab Festival
June: Big Bend Salt Water Classic Fishing Tournament.
July: Local Fire Works on 4th
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
At 'Palms and Pines' children of all ages are encouraged to enjoy the wonders of beach exploration and play. These experiences may include: chasing ghost and fiddler crabs, catching tree frogs, or lightning bugs, building sandcastles and forts, wading in tidal pools, observing and touching sealife, shore fishing, and swimming in protected waters....moreless
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Linens Provided:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Covered Parking:
- Air Conditioning:
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Medical Services
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Miniature Golf
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Winter Break--Nice Place, Nice people--The Canadians
Winter Break--Nice Place, Nice people--The Canadians
We had a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. We didn't bother the manager for anything since any short coming were minor. We purchased ourselves a frying pan and a couple of pots. The kitchen tap sometimes shot water around! but I tightened up a bit. Still a problem, but was much better. Lastly, some non see through curtains in one of the bedrooms would be nice, and perhaps some curtains on the back od the home preventing sight seeing into the living area at night, from the beach side. These are minor and did not take away from a very comfortable and well managed home. We have already booked for a return visit.
- Guest Happy Campers, eh
- Date of stay 01/23/14
- Review Submitted 03/04/14
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Manager response: Thanks very much for the constructive feedback. We're so happy that you enjoyed your extended stay and plan to return! We have always been pleased with the prompt and efficient response of our property management and maintenance team. Please feel free to contact them for any problems or annoyances that need attention during your next stay. We've never felt the need for curtains on the beach side, simply because of our location and desire to maintain an open feel and unobstructed view 24/7! However, we will consider adding additional blinds so that visitors have the option of more modesty, while keeping that panoramic feel. Again, we appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit! Owner-Palms and Pines
End of Summer Renter(s)
End of Summer Renter(s)
Some friends and I wanted to take an end of summer beach vacation to meet up with some long time friends, and Palms and Pines was the perfect place to do it at. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina now, but every year I like go to Florida for some sort of beach vacation. I've been everywhere from Miami to Panama City and so on. What makes Carabelle Beach stand out from other Floirda resorts is that it isnt over-run by tourists. Its a nice and tranquil place to enjoy time with friends and family. The weather was amazing and the beach is your back yard! Palms and Pines has a private beach where you can relax and bask in the sun with no one to interfere. Not like at public beaches where sometimes its hard to find a place to put your things (especially during peak season). Beach houses are always fun to rent because its like a home away from home. Palms and Pines was just that and more. There was so much room! From the 1st floor game room to the spacious back deck, we felt comfortable. So if anyone out there is reading about Palms and Pines and looking to rent their next beach vacation, I highly recommend this place! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
- Guest ThrillBill (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 08/11/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Manager response: Thanks so very much for the great review! We're pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the tranquility of our quiet little beach and had the opportunity to spend quality time together at our home. We love the solitude there and we're always happy to hear when others do as well. It's definitely the place to reconnect in a relaxing atmosphere! We hope you'll be back for more laid-back fun! Owner - Palms and Pines
Our time spent at your home was all we had hoped for. Looking for a peaceful home town like setting to relax and enjoy at our own pace. Other then a minor drain back up,the frig.freezer defrost malfunction,and a kitchen faucet that would surprise you if you turned it on wrong It realy was alright. We reported these problems and all were noted and or addressed immediately. The only possibly annoying thing was the noise from the furnace made it difficult to get a good nights sleep for the couple sleeping in the downstairs room.
- Guest Good Friends Together. (Taylorville, Il )
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 05/16/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Manager response: Thanks for your feedback! We are very pleased to have an excellent and responsive property manager. Shortly after your stay we did have a new refrigerator and stove installed in the upstairs kitchen, which gives it a fresh new look and great functionality. We're glad that you were able to overlook the few maintenance issues and enjoy our home enough to give it a 5 star rating!! We hope you'll choose to stay with us again when you return to "The Forgotten Coast". Owner- Palms and Pines
Perfect Spring Break
Perfect Spring Break
The best things about this beach house cannot be captured on a website. I will start by saying when we arrived, the house was the cleanest of any rental property I have encountered. We were worried because it was Spring Break week, and then pleasantly surprised that nobody else seems to know about this beautiful, hidden beach. I hesitate to write this review for fear that it will be discovered:) This property is the best of Old Florida, but with all of the modern conveniences for those who require them. We, however, are Old Florida kind of folks. Watch the sun rise from the deck or meander down to the beach before anyone else is awake. When you can't wait another minute longer, get on your swimsuit, hang a left at the end of the path, and walk until you run out of beach. Hold hands with your kid or sweetheart (or both) while you shuffle through tidal pools at low tide.Bring a bucket to fill with treasures you will stumble across: we found arrowheads, sea stars, sand dollars, and horseshoe crabs so small they can rest in the palm of your hand. Eat lunch then take a nap on the beach. Get the blender cranking in the afternoon while you cook dinner. Or try Two Al's down the street. They can have a plateful of shrimp, scallops, oysters, fish and hushpuppies ready in about ten minutes if you don't feel like cooking (though the kitchen has a new stovetop, oven and microwave). Make sure you take an evening walk and watch the sunset. After a game of cards, arm wrestle to decide who gets to sleep on the futon in the sunroom where you can listen to the waves and watch boats passing in the night. Stargazing is excellent from the porch. The bedrooms have new mattresses and pillows - good sleeping after lazy days. We took a side trip to the Gulf Marine Specimen Laboratory in Panacea (about a half hour away). It is a great place where you can see and touch marine life that is collected and sent to universities and laboratories all over the world for marine research. Many other activities are nearby, but this was my family's favorite by far. Time seems to stand still here when you need it to the most. A great beach house. We hope to return soon and often. Thank you so much to the owners for sharing it with us.
- Guest Constance (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Date of stay 04/08/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Manager response: Thank you for such positive feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We cherish our beach hideaway and are happy that we could share it with you. Our family has tried to preserve that Old Florida simplicity and charm even as we continue to update. Indeed, time does seem to stand still as you soak in the sights and sounds of Carrabelle Beach. We hope you will return to enjoy some more of the Old Florida magic! Owner- Palms and Pines Beach Retreat
April 1-July 31 Weekly $1100 August 1-March 31: Nightly $200 Weekly $1000 Monthly $2000 10% discount on returning visitors within the same calendar year! Nightly (2 night min.), Weekly, Monthly - Please call for availability. Seasonal rates vary.
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About: Here I am in my father's arms, along with other family members, representing 3 out of 5 generations who have enjoyed lazy days at Carrabelle Beach. This photo was taken at Palms and Pines in 1963. So many memories! I am a first grade teacher, living in Mobile, Alabama, but am still making memories at our beach house with family and friends.
Why Carrabelle Beach:
I inherited this property in 1983. Because it has been in our family for 5 generations, it harbors a sense of warmth and continuity. Our home has evolved over the years, and offers the modern conveniences one would expect. The decor is simple, yet comfortable. What it may lack in sophistication is compensated for in character and charm.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The most unique aspect of 'Palms and Pines' is its secluded and almost completely private location. Carrabelle Beach remains virtually untouched, yet has proximity to many areas of interest and diversity. The area is teeming with wildlife, much of which can be observed without even leaving the deck!
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Nestled Within the Palms and Pines
Our Backyard-Serenity at the Beach (Looking West)
Spectacular View from our Large Deck
Rinse your feet or take a shower for quick cool down after fun at the beach!.
Dining in the Florida Room
New stove and Oven in Upstairs Kitchen, Overlooking Living Area
View Inside Master Bedroom
Upstairs Guest Room and Bath
Downstairs Livng Area with Kitchen
Virtually Untouched Sugar-white Sand (Looking East)
Palms and Pines - Circa 1932, Photo Taken in 1943
Full Moon Rising
Enjoy a cool beverage while sitting on the deck.
Florida Room with Futon
Well Stocked Kitchen
Upstairs Living Area Looking into Master Bedroom with Study and Ensuite Bath
Ensuite Master Bath with Tub and Shower
Guest Bath with Shower and Separate Entrance from Upstairs Foyer
Downstairs Game Area
Downstairs Bath with Shower
Sideyard for Boat-Parking
Take a Walk at Low Tide!
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