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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.

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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 4.4 based on 10 reviews

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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Great View & Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

Bayou Retreat was perfect with an awesome view of the Bay. We enjoyed sitting on the dock in the mornings with coffee & also being able to enjoy the view from the back deck in the evenings. This most gracious host has thought of everything needed for the utmost comfort inside Bayou Retreat too....super relaxing. It's also great that this property is 'boat friendly' and we're able to pull our boat right up to the dock while we're staying there, perfect! Convenient location too - some great local restaurants & a very short drive into Apalachicola as well. We enjoyed our stay so much at the Bayou Retreat that we are planning to return again soon to this great place & can't wait!! Mark & Alecia from GA.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We absolutely loved our stay! Everything was clean and the view was great! We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

We love this house!! We had a wonderful, relaxing & fun stay here!! We were very pleased with the property! We stayed at another property this owner has, so we trusted this would be just as good and we were not disappointed! As soon as we arrived, everything was spotless and clean! It had every convenience you could think of. Any dish or cooking utensils to lots of bedding and towels. The bathrooms are big and have lots of space for all your things, one even has a bathtub with jets! The view of the bay was perfect! Its very private there, yet you are so close to the city. We took our dogs for the first time and they loved it as well! The fencing was well thought out and worked perfectly. The deck was huge with all the chairs and tables you needed and the view was great! At night the stars put on quite a show and you can really see everything from the deck! I saw another review on here that was negative, saying it was dirty there. I can't believe they're talking about the same place because it was spotless when we arrived! I love how the owner decorates everything, it's casual enough to be comfortable, yet pretty! We are big on a place being clean and if it wasn't we would have never stayed at another property. The owner is very nice and so easy to work with. She is there if you need anything and is always accommodating! I'm a photographer and there is no shortage of things to photograph from the wildlife in the bay and the sunsets to the stars at night! It's also so close to Apalachicola and St. George Island State Park that we love! If you're looking for a perfect getaway that's private yet close to town, is very clean and has a great view of wildlife, then this is the place for you! Our only complaint was that we couldn't stay longer, but we will be back! If you choose to stay here you will not be disappointed! Thanks for making our vacation great!!!

Jenny & Tom Ragland Huntsville, AL

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valdosta Georgia

Terrible experience

  • 1 of 5

Stay away from this place. Lies from start to finish. Home was filthy when we got there, dirty bedding on top of beds, dishwasher stunk from dirty dishes left, wads of dirt-dog hair swept up in every room. Owner promised by phone a refund because of inconvenience, she did not send refund. You get the picture, I got burned- STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that your experience at Bayou Retreat was not perfect. My goal is for our guests to have the best stay / vacation possible. While I couldn't agree to your request to give you a refund for an amount that was greater than the total for your entire stay I did send a partial refund which you immediately acknowledged receiving in our email correspondence.
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Absolutely beautiful experience!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I explored the intricate marshes leading to the bay. Fish and elegant birds were making themselves known at every turn. If you love nature you will love it here.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nikola Alford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018


Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Two Brothers, Fathoms, Fisherman's Wife
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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