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Great fishing, even from our dock... beautiful views!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with bayou and bay views...

~~Check out the introductory rates at our newest addition, Bayou Retreat, a beautiful complement to our sister property Coastal Retreat (VRBO / homeaway property number 766039).~~

Here you'll find privacy, peace, and beauty at your own vacation acre tucked into a gorgeous setting just off the Carrabelle River, with great views of Postum Bayou and St. George Sound . Set among quietly rustling pines, Bayou Retreat is far removed from highway bustle and noisy crowds. Fish off your private dock, watch the sun set, and enjoy the sweeping views across the bay while you grill your catch on our spacious deck. Bald eagles, ospreys, and Florida’s beautiful wading birds will delight the nature lover in you. From the airy great room, look out across the water while you dine, and from the deck enjoy brilliant star-gazing at night. The two spacious bedrooms, each with its own roomy bath, feature waterfront views. The kitchen provides plenty of room to cook the shrimp and scallops you buy right off the boat in Carrabelle’s renowned seafood markets. Want to shell and swim? It's just over one mile to Carrabelle’s lovely municipal sands.

Bringing your own boat? Five minutes from the private dock takes you into the Bay, where you can fish, cruise with dolphins and sting rays, and watch pelicans and bald eagles swoop out of the sky. In less than fifteen minutes reach the pristine jewel of Dog Island, where you can shell and sunbathe far from the crowds.

Ready for a night out? Conveniently located 15 minutes from St. George Island Bridge, and 25 minutes from Apalachicola, our home welcomes you to a wealth of shopping, dining, and exploring. Bayou Retreat is truly a secret corner of the Forgotten Coast!

Need different dates, or accommodations for families traveling together? Be sure to check out available options at our sister property, Coastal Retreat, located right on the Gulf just minutes away.

Other features of the surrounding area include:

Tate’s Hell Nature Trail, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge with great hiking, alligator-gar filled pools and beautiful dome cyprus swamps, the historic Carrabelle Lighthouse and Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, charter fishing, glass-bottom boat rides at Wakulla Springs, and Panacea's Gulf Specimen Marine Lab with touch pools for children. Drive 20 minutes to the charming town of Apalachicola, with its quaint shops and numerous restaurants.

More Details

Nikola Alford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • 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 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 1 king
    Bonus Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing


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Great fishing, even from our dock... beautiful views!
average rating of 4.428571 based on 14 reviews

Private, peaceful, incredible views

  • 5 of 5

This house sits all by itself on a spacious lot with no near neighbors, so it was perfect for a place to get away. The views are incredible. I'm not a morning person, but the sunrises were so great I had to get up and make coffee so I could watch. The Carrabelle area is laid back and peaceful. We found several great restaurants just a few minutes away. The best thing was being able to buy really fresh seafood and grill it on the deck. The house is completely equipped so you don't have to bring anything, and Nikola was easy to work with. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was clean, nice view.

  • 3 of 5

Too bad this house is on a very busy road and the Air Force Base jets can also be heard at all hours. Not much to do in the area without driving at least 25+ minutes.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful property.We had a splendid time the house is very nice very well put together for you appliances. Did the Decour just set the mood for our stay. I will say the bedrooms are so comfortable I had the best sleep I’ve had in a long time and the sunset coming through the sliding glass doors were spectacular. Lots to do in the Carrabelle area. Close by great Restaurants one is actually right now street from the house. Nikola was very accommodating to our needs, house is Well appointed just felt like you were at home. I truly recommend this to anyone who likes fishing and boating even if you don’t it’s a great place to just relax and kick back. We would surly love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We just completed two months at Bayou Retreat. It is a great property that is well maintained in a beautiful location. Nikola, the owner is the best--very responsive and always seeking to be helpful in any way possible. We recommend this place highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific location and view, would (will) go back again.

  • 5 of 5

The property pictures give a very accurate portrayal of the property. Nicely decorated and well furnished/equipped. Owners were great to work with. We were 2 sixty-ish couples and very much enjoyed our relaxing 4 night stay over Christmas. We all agreed we'd like to do it again at some point. Traffic noise is noticeable, but not a problem, ...... and the rest of the attributes about the location far outweigh the occasional traffic noise. We spent time in Carrabelle, Eastland, and Apalachicola and had fun in each town.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fishing was great

  • 4 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at Bayou Retreat. The owner was very easy to work with, made sure that we had everything we needed. The house is well equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We fished many hours from the dock and caught a variety of fish, including speckled trout, red fish, croakers, catfish, pinfish, lady fish along with some we could not identify. We will definitely look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Two Brothers, Fathoms, Fisherman's Wife
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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