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'Coasting on Idyll' - a Luxurious Home at the Gulf.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This large, 2200 square foot home is perfectly situated in Carillon Beach directly across from the beach and only 15 yards to the dune walk-over. The downstairs master bedroom/bath has a king-size bed, whirlpool tub and separate dual showers. A second spacious master bedroom with queen bed is located upstairs with its own bath and balcony overlooking the backyard garden. The third bedroom has a queen bed and the fourth bedroom has two (2) twin beds. All bedrooms have televisions and open to a porch or balcony.

The kitchen, dining room and living room are all located on the second floor. The large, fully-equipped gourmet kitchen has a center island and granite countertops. The 15 by 30 foot great room (equipped with a 25 inch TV, VCR and stereo disc player) has a vaulted ceiling and opens through three sets of French doors to a 24 by 10 foot veranda with great Gulf views. The veranda has adirondack rocking chairs and glass topped table for outside dining.

This home is furnished in teak and mahogany with four poster beds, luxurious linens and plush wrap-around towels. The dining room table seats eight to 10. This house can comfortably accommodate 10 people with a queen sofa bed in the living room. Coasting On Idyll is perfect for family get-togethers, reunions, weddings, retreats or a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation on the emerald coast in an idyllic location.

Coasting On Idyll is perfectly situated in Carillon Beach. In addition to being across from the beach itself, it is a five (5) minute walk to each of the three community swimming pools as well as the community tennis courts, basketball court and playground. Fine dining, golf and shopping are all a short drive from Carillon Beach. Everything you can possibly want for a wedding, vacation or retreat is at your fingertips. The name of our home says it best: Guests will enjoy an idyllic vacation at the coast. You will literally be 'coasting on idyll'.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Coasting On Idyll. The house was more than what I had expected. Everything that one might need during a stay away from home was provided. The layout of the house, furnishings, and location of your house made the stay very enjoyable and relaxing. The time we spent at Carillon Beach was special, not only because our youngest son got married but also our other son, wife and granddaughter got to enjoy Coasting on Idyll, the Gulf and beautiful white beaches. We are already considering going back to Carillon Beach next year and staying at Coasting on Idyll.

Thank you again for the opportunity to stay at Coasting on Idyll.
Oct 2012
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Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Four complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas located on the beach next to the dune walk-over.


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'Coasting on Idyll' - a Luxurious Home at the Gulf.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several houses in the Carillon community and Coasting on Idyll has been our favorite. This is a wonderful home we will definitely stay in again. The deck is large just making you want to have dinner outside. The house comes with a grill and enough cookware to make it possible to cook at home. The owner was super easy to work with and we already have our deposit back. I am looking forward to renting Coasting on Idyll again!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Butcher/Fisher families

  • 5 of 5

WE LOVED COASTING ON IDYLL. It was absolutely beautiful and we did not incur any problems whatsoever. Peter, the owner, was very quick to respond to every email and went the extra mile to assist me with everything. We met Ms. Helen only because we saw her as she was driving by on her golf cart and we introduced ourselves. She was a very sweet lady. The water was clear and we snorkeled almost every day. Certain times when the tide was coming in we encountered a lot of seaweed but that did not deter us. We could not believe the seashells that we found. You could never go to an east coast beach and find the things we found here. Aqua blue waters, sugar white sand and exquisite sunrises and sunsets were stunning. It was so nice being such a short distance to the walkovers as well as the beach itself. This was our first visit to the gulf coast and can actually say that I prefer the gulf coast much more than I do the east coast area. We loved the fact that it is a gated community with a private beach. We actually ran into some friends from home who were staying at a condo a few miles from us and they informed us that the beach was so crowded they had to wrangle for a space to set their chairs on the beach. There were times that our group were the only ones out on our private beach area. That was worth every penny we paid. This home was absolutely beautiful and just like what you see in the photos on line. Peter's taste in décor is magnificent yet we all felt right at home. The amenities were just like being at my own home. If you are looking for a fabulous home and beautiful scenery, this is the home for you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House in a Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

Coasting on Idyll is a great house in a fabulous location. Our family (including two teenage girls and two grandparents) stayed in the house for the week of Thanksgiving and it was one of the most relaxing and comfortable weeks we've spent together. We also had room for overnight teenage guests from neighboring beaches of PCB and Watercolor. Tucked in between larger tourist areas, Carillon Beach feels off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle just enough to be relaxing while also being close enough to larger gulf communities. We loved having the flexibility to drive 15-30 minutes to more densely populated areas for shopping and restaurants when we wanted. However, there are also restaurants and shopping within minutes of Carillon Beach for your convenience as well (including Publix, Winn Dixie, and CVS). The listing description and photos accurately reflect the house's appearance and amenities. Every room was comfortable but the 2nd floor balcony was unbeatable in ambiance. Also, the owners and the on-site management were extremely responsive to our needs. During our week's stay, which was a holiday week, there was a minor issue with the dishwasher that made it unusable. Less than 90 minutes after alerting management of the issue there was a repair person at the door. Replacement parts were ordered and the dishwasher was operational within a day's time. My daughter's boyfriend's family has rented houses in Seaside for the past several years. When they came to visit us in Coasting on Idyll they were amazed at both the quality of house and reasonable rental fee for the week. They were paying more for a house half the size and quality, for four nights in Seaside. They also said the crowds and traffic were "terrible" the day before Thanksgiving. They were quite complimentary of our choice of both location and property. We highly recommend Coasting on Idyll!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Wonderful Location and Very Clean

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family vacation including extended family. We have stayed in a few houses in Carillon and thought this one was the most clean by far. We did not see one bug in the houe and the decor was clean and simple (versus cluttered). The common areas were very open and spacious and the bedrooms had plenty of room as well. The contact with the owner was great and we had zero issues. The location is absolutely perfect as it is right across the street from the beach walkover plus it is a short walk to the heated pool (which we needed while we were there). I would highly recommend this house and hope to book it in the future.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Panama City Florida

Our home, Coasting On Idyll is located in Carillon Beach, which is a gated gulf-front community of upscale homes. Carillon Beach has almost one mile of white sandy beaches which are reached through 7 dune walk-overs. There are 3 community pools; one is heated and a second is located directly on the Gulf. All are within a 5 minute walk of Coasting On Idyll. There are community tennis courts, a basketball court and playground. Located in the center of the village is a Carillon (bell tower) which softly chimes on each hour. There is also a private lake and walking paths. Beach chairs and umbrellas on the Gulf near the dune walk-over are provided by the owners. Carillon Beach has been featured in both Southern Living and Coastal Living magazines. Great dining is available within a few miles. The largest outlet mall in the southern United Sates is located 20 miles away. Carillon Beach is a safe and serene community for both adults and children.

Other Activities: Four pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, children's park, belltower (Carillon), Inn & Spa (under construction), shops




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 12.0%

A refundable $500 deposit is required to confirm reservation and is also a damage deposit. If there are no damages, the deposit will be refunded within 10 to 15 days of the guest's departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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