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Ocean views & Starry nights beside the Gulf of Mexico in private natural setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with ocean views on Florida's "Forgotten Coast" (Sleeps 6)

Located in a serene area alongside the Gulf of Mexico, this wonderful vacation home located in the Summer Camp Beach property, offers gorgeous gulf views from the front porch, and is just a short stroll down a sandy pathway to the water! Enjoy the fresh air from the furnished back porch while grilling your fresh catch from the day or relax on the front porch swing admiring the view! The open living/kitchen/dining area boasts coastal themed furnishings and a gas fireplace. Natural beaches and nature trails right out the front door await you, as more than half of this coastal community has been set aside for conservation, featuring open space and conservation land, naturally preserved beaches, wildlife habitats and undisturbed marshlands, wetlands and woods. Fish, canoe, or kayak in the Gulf of Mexico and then stroll or bike along boardwalks winding through the woods in awe of your natural surroundings. In the evening, witness amazing sunsets, and then enjoy an array of stunning starry nights from the comfort of your own private front porch. This unspoiled area of the Gulf coast is the perfect place to hide away for a few days.

This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom, 2 bath beach-view home welcomes you to a relaxing stay like no other, featuring a queen-size bed in the master suite and in the second bedroom, and two bunk beds in the third bedroom, providing comfortable sleeping for up to 6 family or friends. The amenities included in your private ocean view home are more than you would expect by the coast, including granite countertops, gas stove, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, outdoor gas grill, and coastal decor, all to make you feel relaxed and right at home.

Our community's environmentally friendly design integrates its homes and amenities with the natural surroundings. Vacationing at Summer Camp Beach allows you abundant time to create wonderful family memories without sacrificing comfort. Take a dip in the refreshing resort-style pool overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or enjoy an afternoon cookout by taking advantage of the on-site grill. There are men's and women's changing rooms with showers and lockers on-site. A mere stroll from the pool down a winding boardwalk is the Kayak Shack, where kayaks and canoes can be used by guests free of charge. Climb aboard your kayak or canoe and take a self-guided tour or cast a line with one of our fishing poles to catch some grouper or tarpon to make your own fresh seafood dinner. Take a ride on the provided bikes (two adult size and one child size) through the property and enjoy the breeze as you pedal along.

The St. James Bay golf course is a short 5 minute drive, where you can enjoy championship conditions and a nice restaurant that serves every meal. They also offer well-maintained tennis courts that can be used for a nominal fee. St. George Island, with beaches ranked among the Top 10 Beaches of America for several years, is a mere 35 miles away. Apalachicola is only 45 minutes away, and is famous for some of the best oysters in the country, and provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy old Florida with several antique shops to leisurely stroll through. If you want to venture a short distance away, learn about things to do in the area by visiting: saltyflorida .com.

Locals call this part of the Florida Panhandle "the Forgotten Coast," but spend some time here, and you'll never forget it. We welcome you to our "'Starry Night Coastal Retreat" here at Summer Camp Beach.

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Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Several beach chairs, fishing poles, and a few bikes available for use at the house


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(19 traveler reviews)

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Ocean views & Starry nights beside the Gulf of Mexico in private natural setting
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews
Villa Rica

Absolutely beautiful home, very spacious, clean, and stocked with everything.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, short walking distance to the pool and kayaks. Peaceful mornings on the porch swing. Really enjoyed staying in an area that wasn't crowded. Was looking for the beach without all of what PCB brings and found it here. Look forward to another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful home. We try to keep in mind people are traveling and it makes it nice when a house has the amenities and the extras so you can just enjoy being away. There's a time somewhere like PCB is fun, but there are times to just enjoy being away from it all, which is why we love being in our peaceful spot. Look forward to you coming again!
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Best Christmas Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying in this beautiful home and were terribly sad to leave to go back to frigid temperatures in the Midwest! The home is perfectly decorated (and even had some Christmas decorations, which was so nice!), and comes complete with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing (really relaxing!) vacation.

The beach is just steps from the front door, and we made sure to hurry down there every night and morning for stunning sunsets and sunrises. We loved walking out at low tide to explore. We made use of the kayaks, and thought about jumping into the pool, even in December. :) We took day trips to St. George Island State Park (miles and miles of beautiful beaches) and Wakulla Springs State Park (take the boat trip--we saw tons of alligators and even a bush full of baby alligators). We ate at Sopchoppy Pizza, which was super yummy, and one night we grilled fresh shrimp on the grill that is provided with the house.

Everyone we met at Summer Camp Beach was so friendly. All in all, I can't think of anything negative about this place, except that I wish we could have stayed longer. If you are looking for a beautifully relaxing place to make some awesome family memories, this is definitely the place to go! Thanks so much, Mark and family!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Wendy, We are so happy you made wonderful memories at SummerCamp for Christmas. Everyone is so nice there and I glad you experienced that. The kayaks are fun but jumping in the pool in December would have been like those dares up North (almost) for the polar dips we watch on the Weather Channel! Come back anytime! Mark
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A beautiful, clean relaxing home

  • 5 of 5

Such a perfect find. We got to explore and enjoy Old Florida and The Forgotten Coast

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan - we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the tip about being a foodie and desires on types of pots and pans as well - we are looking into that now as we agree!
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Saint Petersburg, FL

Cozy and Well Appointed Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time staying at this home. It was comfortable and had everything we needed (and more). We had our 1 year old daughter there and had no issues with that (except for having to relocate some shells from a display case. The property is set back from the water's edge, but a very short walk and you're there to enjoy the shoreline. Unfortunately, we were not able to use the neighborhood facilities, but did see that they were located closely. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful and very comfortable stay at this home! The weather was perfect and the home is absolutely gorgeous! The owner (Mark) was very helpful and just a phone call away if we needed anything. The club house was a short walk away and very well maintained. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, remote, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this house visiting with our son who drove down from Tallahassee. It is a very relaxing and quiet location very close to the water. There are excellent seafood restaurants within a short drive. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed. It is nicely decorated with a beachy feel. We would definitely return to this house.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mark Frost
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Mark Frost

Born in different areas of Ohio, we met while attending the same University, and even though we had large families and multiple friends, we decided upon graduation to venture South. Over 20 years later, it was still one of the best decisions we ever made. A few years ago we were fortunate to see another dream become a reality, building a small home near the coast. It is our sanctuary of peace, a nature's preserve, and we enjoy every moment we get to spend in this little slice of heaven.

Mark Frost purchased this house in 2011


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
St. James Bay
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St. George Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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