About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom with bayou and bay views...
~~Check out 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.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great Stay at Bayou Retreat!
We had a fabulous stay at Bayou Retreat. Loved having the dock to pull our boat up to while we stayed there, & also enjoyed the beautiful sunrise/sunsets. This gracious host has thought of everything for inside the house -- feels like home with all the conveniences & cleanliness. We also love being able to take our fur babies with us & they love running around the fenced yard. This is the place we try to book every time we go to Carrabelle...love it & will return again!! Mark & Alecia -- from GA loving the Sunshine State.
Great vacation house!
My family had a great stay at Bayou Retreat! Nikola was so nice and answered every question we had! We look forward to staying again!
Private, peaceful, incredible views
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!
The property was clean, nice view.
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.
Absolutely beautiful property.
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.
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.