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Pelican's Nest Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Pelican's Nest is the sister property to Sandpiper Quay #130577. We purchased this home in February 2013 and completely remodeled the home. It has all of the charm of an original beach cottage as well as all of the modern conveniences that anyone could want!

Everything in this house is new as of February 2013, down to the kitchen cabinets. It has a fresh, yet sleek cottage feel.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home sleeps 4 comfortably. The home has 2 master suites, each with its own ensuite bathroom. This is a great home for 2 couples, or a small family. If you need additional room, the house next door, Sandpiper Quay can also be rented, to accommodate a larger group.

There is a television in the living room and one in each of the bedrooms, for a total of 3 televisions. The house has cable, DVD/VHS player, stereo with iPod dock, and wireless internet; so bring your laptop and work by the water.

Pelican's Next is on the water, just a short stroll and over a small dune. It has a screened in porch where you can sit and enjoy the coastal breezes. What's better than having the beach as your backyard? There is a charcoal grill in the backyard.

Some of the best seafood can be found in Carrabelle. You can go to downtown Carrabelle and purchase shrimp each morning, fresh off of the shrimp boats. The freshest oysters you've ever had are harvested every morning, so be sure to pick some up, as well as the fresh grouper and other fish. Or, if you prefer, you can fish from the beach just out your back door.

This is a great little beach bungalow in a tranquil setting. If you're ready to relax and get away from it all, then give us a call! You only need to provide us with a credit card to book the home, so what are you waiting for?

More Details

Property Manager
Janalyn Dowden
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018


Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank ...
  • groceries ...
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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Pelican's Nest Beach House
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews
Macon, GA

Carrabelle calm

  • 5 of 5

Here, scents and sounds are magnified - the quiet interrupted by the sound of the surf; the sky lit from above by a setting sun and below by reflections on the water; wild rosemary and coconut oil wafting in the breeze off the gulf. It's almost magical.

Pelican's Nest has the perfect combination of comfort and calm. Two bedrooms and baths served my friend and me well, and the house had everything we needed except food, and the majority of our time was spent on the back porch or on the beach. This beach is not at all crowded, and is perfect for families with young children and older adults looking for a place to relax. This was our second trip to the property; it won't be the last.

Short trips to Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, and Crawfordville provide shopping and dining experiences, but the best place to eat is right in Carrabelle at the Fisherman's Wife - great food and service!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sandy Beach Properties. I'm in total agreement with you about Pelican's Nest. It is the perfect place to relax and recharge. We look forward to you and your friend staying with us again and again.
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Macon, GA

...and once again, it was awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This was the third year we have stayed at Pelican's Nest. Not much had changed - but that is a good thing! There's a new metal roof, and when it rains, it's a beautiful sound. The beach is just steps away, and we spent early mornings and late evenings watching the waves, the dolphins, a rising full moon, and stars. Sunsets are spectacular.

The Fisherman's Wife restaurant in town continues to please - we ate there twice - and there are numerous other places to eat and/or grab a frosty adult beverage. The Pesky Pelican in Eastpoint is great - but if you go on the weekend, go EARLY, it gets packed out on the deck, and the service gets a little off (They do their best given the amount of patrons!)

We had a problem with the air conditioning upon arrival, but a call to Patty at the rental agency had someone out to work on it within an hour (on a Saturday, after 6 pm!). We were quite comfortable for the remainder of our stay. If there is one thing I would suggest, it is to invest in some new linens - everything was very clean, but worn.

Next year? Maybe two weeks!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mableton, Georgia

Pelican's Nest is WONDERFUL!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this property a couple years ago and cannot wait to return! spotless clean! All the comforts of home but on the water, beach and a precious little town! I would SO recommend anyone wanting a peaceful vacation on the beach to consider this area! 20 minutes from St. George; 30 minutes from Apalachicola, close to Port St Joe and other areas of interest.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Atlanta, GA

Great Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to get away and be on the beach. We took a family vacation for Memorial Day taking my three nieces ages 3, 18 & 19. There was something for everyone. We all enjoyed the house. There was enough room for all 5 of us. Everything was clean and new. The house is decorated so cute. The back porch is wonderful. It's nice to sit out there and watch the sunrise. There are movies to watch if you can't find anything on TV to watch.

It's so nice to walk right over the dunes to the crowd free beach. The girls loved the beach. We saw dolphins and stingrays.

There are several good places to eat right in Carrabelle. In addition we drove over to St George and Apalachicola for dinner a couple of nights for dinner also. We had a wonderful time. The house is less than a mile from the Crooked River Lighthouse. We had a good visit there and was able to climb to the top of the lighthouse for a wonderful view.

We will come back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Pelicans nest and couldn't believe our luck, how wonderful it was - so clean, we could see the sea despite the garden, dunes and fauna! We loved the fact there was not a lot in Carrabelle and found plenty to do, in fact we have to return to do all the things we wanted to do but ran out of time to do them in. The fact you can walk to the beach is a first for us when visiting Florida and we could leave our stuff there while we went back to the house for lunch. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, we had a problem with air conditioning while we're there and the people at Sandy Beaches rentals had a maintenance man with us in 20 minutes he in turn called the A/C guy who couldn't fix it and all this within an hour, we were then moved next door to Sandpiper we couldn' believe the efficiency of all involved. Sandpiper is more traditional and has a real charm, with the extra sun lounge bit at the end it feels more spacious and brighter, however the bathroom is more basic than Pelicans. We would definitely recommend people stay as we saw dolphin daily, stingray, starfish and so many seabirds on the beach it was quite magical.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Nice, cozy, and quaint

  • 4 of 5

We just finished our stay at Pelicans Nest and we had a lovely time in Carrabelle. The property has been totally updated with all new furnishings, new utilities, was very clean and well maintained. The air conditioning worked fantastic and ceiling fans throughout the house kept the cool air circulating. The beds were fairly nice and didn't have any noticeable sagging. Water pressure was just so-so, drainage in the tub was a bit slow, and hot water was just fine. There's only basic cable TV so don't expect to be entertained by TV during rainstorms and the wi-fi speeds barely supported streaming video (HD streaming had repeated lagging issues) and there was no 4G cell service. The screened back porch was very nice and kept flying insects away. View of the beach & gulf was almost non-existent due to the dunes and fauna growth. The beach was lovely soft white sand and very uncrowded (despite a close public access point and other neighboring rental properties). The water had less wave action due to barrier islands and had quite a bit of cannonball jellyfish (seasonal?), there were barely noticeable oil specks on top of the water, and snorkeling was not possible due to constant murk. There's really not much to the town of Carrabelle, so be prepared to travel 45-60 minutes to get to anything beyond necessities, selections of places to eat, or better sights to see. Overall we were very satisfied with the property itself and would come back for a romantic getaway or if we didn't want to be bothered by a bunch of people like other more popular panhandle tourist areas.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Pelicans Nest. You are right, everything in the home is new, as of just 2 years ago. We added a second bathroom, installed a new kitchen and we update linens and other necessities once or twice a year. It is the perfect get away from the hectic hustle and bustle of life, just as we intended when we purchased the home. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would want to come back. Carrabelle has it's own charm on the forgotten coast. It is a place to relax, enjoy the beach, fresh seafood, and unwind. Thanks ~ Lisa
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