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Top 4th Floor End Unit with Private L-Shaped-Blacony Grand Caribbean East Sleep6

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,010 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

FAMILY-OWNED & OPERATED!

FLEXIBLE DATES: Saturday to Saturday rental not required except during early & peak summer periods. Snowbirds not required to check-in on the 1st of the month.

PROXIMITY TO BEACH: From our condo, walk the carpeted boardwalk to the beach just steps away, 200' from the pool & jacuzzi (both renovated in Jan 2018) and no street to cross. Or jog, bike, walk, or drive 3/4 of a mile to the Gulf Islands National Seashore for shady picnic pavilions, long expanses of beach with lifeguards (in the summer), & restroom facilities. Enjoy the sugar white sandy beaches & emerald water for which the Panhandle beaches are noted. Don't forget to take one of the Camping-style Portable Chairs that we provide for your use down to the beach with you!

SIZE: Our Family-friendly Condo has 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms & sleeps 6. King bed in the master, Queen bed in the guest bedroom, Bunks built into the hallway, & Queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

VIEWS: From our Top 4th floor End Unit living area & private L-shaped blacony in Grand Caribbean East, you have panoramic views of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Johnson Beach, & the Intercoastal Waterway (see our photos)! If you're an early-riser, watch the sun rise over the Gulf from our balcony or living area. A little later in the morning, you might see the Blue Angels practice (see the link below)! Then in the evening, watch the sunset from the other side of our balcony.

OUR CONDO: Coastal decor in refreshing tropical colors throughout. Open-concept living/dining area & kitchen. Relax in the living room while you watch your favorite DVD, or use our free high-speed WiFi (wireless internet). Build one of our jigsaw puzzles or play a game (several family favorites provided). Enjoy our water bird guide. Original watercolor paintings by the owner & works by other Southeastern artists decorate the walls.

STORAGE: There are roomy closets in both bedrooms, plenty of cabinets in the kitchen, a storage chest in the living room, & lots of dresser & cabinet space to store your personal items.

CONVENIENT TO SHOPPING & ATTRACTIONS:

.9 mi to the Bob Sikes Bridge between Pensacola & Perdido Key (breathtaking views!)

1.4 mi to Publix

2.1 mi to Winn-Dixie

2.1 Gray's Tackle & Guide Service

3.0 mi to Big Lagoon State Park--trail-walking, scenic drive, bird-watching, picnicking, canoe & kayak rental, and swimming & fishing in the lagoon

5.0 mi to the Pensacola Naval Air Station back gate-free admission, IMAX theater for a fee, Cubi Bar Cafe

5.7 mi Perdido Kids Park-remodeled in 2016

6.6 mi to Super Walmart & Target with a small grocery section

7.7 mi to the Orange Beach bridge

11.5 mi to the National Naval Aviation Museum

12.5 mi to Fort Barancas

14.5 mi to The Wharf-shopping, restaurants, arcade, concerts, movie theater, large ferris wheel

15.46 mi to Joe Pattis Seafood

15.7 mi Veterans Memorial Pk-the home of Wall South, the 1st permanent replica of the Nat'l Vietnam War Memorial

16.0 mi to Blue Wahoos Stadium-Watch the home team Minor League Baseball

18.0 mi to Waterville Water Park

19.5 mi to Lulu's Restaurant and mini-golf

20.0 mi to Tanger Outlet

21.0 mi to Pinnacle Outlet Mall

50.0 mi to Fairhope, Alabama (great outing for the gals--shops and art galleries, picturesque and quaint town)

MILEAGE FROM AIRPORTS:

23 mi from Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)

83.6 mi from Mobile Regional Airport (MOB)

329.5 mi from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta (ATL)

NEARBY GOLF:

2.0 mi Lost Key Golf Club, 625 Lost Key Dr, Perdido Key

850 549-2160 public, 18 hole, par 72, 6810 yds

2.82 mi Perdido Bay Country Club, 1 Doug Ford Dr, Pensacola

850 492-1223 public, 18 hole, par 72, 7072 yds

HERE IS JUST A SMALL SAMPLING OF AREA EVENTS:

JANUARY--

Polar Bear Dip at the Flora-Bama

FEBRUARY--

Pirates of Lost Treasure Mardi Gras Flotilla

Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival

Perdido Key Snowbird Roost

Orange Beach Seafood Festival

Super Chili Bowl Cook-off at the Flora-Bama

BlueAngels Rock N Fly Half Marathon & 5K All American Tour

MARCH--

Elberta German Sausage Festival

Orange Beach Festival of Art

Flora-Bama 5K and Half Marathon

Snowbird Hootenanny

Perdido Springfest

APRIL--

Earth Day Celebration, Big Lagoon State Park

Tall Ships Pensacola Festival

Interstate Mullet Toss, the Mulletman Triathlon, & the Mullet

Swing Golf Classic at the Flora-Bama

Pensacola Jazz Fest

Gulf Coast Crawfish & BBQ Festival, Robertsdale, AL

Fiesta Treasure Hunt

MAY--

Rosamond Johnson Day Ceremony

Lionfish Roundfish Roundup

Perdido Key Chamber Golf Tournament

Pensacola Crawfish Festival

Naval Aviation Symposium

Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival, Foley, AL

Pirate's Cove Wood Boat Festival

JUNE--

Shindig on the Sand Music Festival

Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo Snapper Fishing Tournament

Fishin' Chix Pink Rubber Boots Ladies' Fishing Rodeo

AUGUST--

Sandstock Music Festival

Pensacola Bushwacker Festival and 5K

SEPTEMBER--

Pirates of Lost Treasure Fishing Tournament

Pensacola Seafood Festival

Pensacola Beach Jamaican Fest

OCTOBER--

Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival

Pensacola Interstate Fair

Flora-Bama Oktoberfest

Pensacola Greek Festival

NOVEMBER--

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show

Frank Brown Intl Songwriters' Festival

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival in Pensacola

DECEMBER--

Magic Christmas in Lights at Bellingrath Gardens/Mobile

Lulu's Lighted Boat Parade

Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway

Make it to the Line Fun Run at the Flora-Bama

More Details

Owner
Marilynn Farrow
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Marilynn Farrow

Business & rental property owners-managers for over 30 years, David & Marilynn Farrow resided in North Metro Atlanta (Cherokee County, Georgia) until their recent move to Florida, within an hour of the condo. Providing excellent customer service has always been their focus. David Farrow currently owns and operates an appliance repair business in Milton, FL. He is a veteran of the US Army. Marilynn is a retired special needs preschool teacher. They have 3 grown sons and 1 grandson. David & Marilynn love the Lord and volunteer in their community in a variety of ways, including David's serving on the board of Grand Caribbean's Homeowner's Association.

Marilynn Farrow purchased this condo in 2006

Why Marilynn Farrow chose Perdido Key

Perdido Key is quiet & peaceful, yet there are plenty of things to see & do & lots of restaurants nearby. The island of Perdido Key area is not as commercial or as congested as Panama City or Destin, yet it still has the sugar white sand beaches & emerald water for which the Panhandle is renowned. Without crossing a street, the Gulf is just steps away. Grand Caribbean is both family- and senior-friendly. And the elevator makes it convenient to get up to their 4th floor condo. David was born & raised in Pensacola. Marilynn grew up in Illinois and had never traveled to the Panhandle of Florida until she was an adult. They vacationed with family in several properties before selecting their Grand Caribbean condo as their 2nd home. They now consider their Perdido Key home-away-from-home one of their favorite spots on earth! They are blessed to have what they feel to be the premier unit in Grand Caribbean--top floor, L-shaped balcony, & best views!

What makes this condo unique

David & Marilynn love to entertain family & friends on the balcony, one of the few in Grand Caribbean that has a dining table and 4 comfortable chairs. The balcony is also a great spot for reading & relaxing & to enjoy Gulf breezes & Florida sunshine! Since the condo has an open concept design, Marilynn can visit with family & friends in the living room while preparing meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The dining area seats 6 at the table & 4 at the breakfast bar. There is plenty of room to sleep 6 comfortably--king bed in master, queen bed in guest room, bunks built into hallway, & queen sleeper sofa in living room. Being the top floor, there's no worries about hearing footsteps overhead. The Farrows like to take camping chairs their condo is equipped with down to the shore just steps away. From the shore, David goes surf fishing; Marilynn paints watercolors of local landscapes and wildlife (several of her paintings decorate the walls in the condo). They like to go on sightseeing trips & are always discovering something new about the Perdido Key & nearby Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, & Pensacola areas . For their guests, they've compiled a binder of brochures about their favorite spots--the Big Lagoon State Park, the Naval Aviation Museum, Gulf Islands National Seashore, to name just a few. On occasion, they're able to watch the Blue Angels practice from their balcony.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Marilynn & David,

Thanks so much for sharing your home AGAIN! Once again, you helped our family build some fabulous memories and start building new ones with the new grandbaby. We had a wonderful time and can't wait till next time! --358 days and counting! God Bless!
Jun 2010
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Amenities

Perdido Key Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Our Homeowner's Assn does not allow large trucks, campers, motor homes or other oversize vehicles including boats and trailers to park in pkng lot.
  • Sub-letting your reservation to another party is not permitted.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite; curved shower rod for more luxury & roominess
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Access from guest bedroom or hallway; curved shower rod
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bunk Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , Queen sofa bed in living room; plush mattress pad
  • King size bed in master, Queen size bed in guest bedroom, Queen Sleep Sofa with deluxe hypoallergenic plush mattress cover in living room, Captains Bunk Beds built into hallway
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Gated Community
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our 2nd home is equipped w/several camping-style chairs that you can bring down to the beach, iron & ironing board, patio doors that open to balcony, curved shower rods in both bathrooms for a more luxurious Shower by giving you the feel of a larger tub, water bird guide, Storage chest in living room & 2 extra dressers in guest bedroom for your things, original watercolor paintings by the owner & works by other Southeastern artists decorate the walls

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Top 4th Floor End Unit with Private L-Shaped-Blacony Grand Caribbean East Sleep6
average rating of 4.866667 based on 88 reviews
Loretto KY
4

Very nice condo. Very close to BEAUTIFUL beaches.

  • 4 of 5

The only problem about this condo was the TV’s were hard to get cable working. The TV in 2nd bedroom had no cable and only worked with dvds.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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5

Sparkling clean and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We return year after year.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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We love it

  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation ever!we just loved everything in lost key. The condo was perfect for my family! quiet and beautiful view! we definitely will be back soon.

Thank you Mrs. And Mr. Farrow

It was a pleasure to meet y'all too! 😍?

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Did someone say hurricane?

  • 4 of 5

We booked this condo over a long weekend in Oct. The first day and a half the weather was perfect, the gulf a little rough, but all good. Needless to say we spent a lot of time in the condo as the hurricane came in all day Saturday and into the night. We never lost power and were about the only people in the condo units. We met nice owners and a few others that were staying. If ever you are there and renting during a hurricane, I feel pretty safe in this unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Very clean, very well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quiet, attractive. Beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great Vacation Stay

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed here several times, always relaxing. Condos are great and pool and beach access are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Map

Johnson Beach
Perdido Bay Golf Course
David says this course is fun to play, and it's open and well-maintained. You can sign up f...
Shrimp Basket
We love to sit out on the covered porch here. Great blue herons walk right up to the diners...
Big Lagoon State Park
There are so many things to do here. You can drive through it for scenic views, swim in the...
Publix Super Market at Shops At Perdido Key
This is the newest grocery store in the area. It's clean and bright and the clerks are frie...
Sunset Grille
We just learned about this restaurant during our last stay. So we haven't eaten here yet, b...
Lillian's Pan Pizza
You can sit inside or outside here. We've recommended Lillian's to many of our guests, and ...
Perdido Key Oyster Bar Restaurant
Waterfront views. A bit on the dressy casual side. One of our favorite special occasion re...
Trigger's Seafood Restaurant
We love their breakfasts here and the friendly waitresses who have worked here for years.
Naval Aviation Museum
We visit here every couple years and are never disappointed. The exhibits change regularly,...
Gray's Tackle & Guide Services
This is where we go to get David's fishing license, bait, & expert advice for surf fishing.
Hawsey's Book Index
Marilynn loves to shop here for new or used books. Everything is categorized very neatly. ...
LuLu's
This is such a fun place to go! It's a restaurant complete with outdoor games for children ...
Walmart
Local souvenirs, postcards, groceries. We only gave it 4 stars, well, because it's Walmart....
Fairhope
Picturesque community with Olde South look & feel. Visit boutiques, art galleries, restau...
Weeks Bay Reserve
Walk on the boardwalk at the Kurt G.Wintermeyer Trail through this amazing bog filled with w...
Captain Joey Patti's Seafood Restaurant
Take a drive here on a rainy day to pick up some fresh seafood. They'll even prepare it f...
Southern Rose Dolphin Cruise
We thoroughly enjoyed this; while they don't guarantee that you will see dolphins, we saw ma...
Ice Cream Parlor
Every trip to Perdido Key calls for a stop here. David loves their butter pecan ice cream in...
End O' the Alley Bar - Seville Quarter
In downtown Pensacola, the architecture in Seville Quarter is reminiscent of New Orleans. L...
Garcon Bayou Nature Park
In the Perdido Bay Country Club is a little-known gem of an Escambia County park that we hav...
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Joe Patti's Seafood
Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Whataburger
Whataburger
Perdido Seafood
Nearly every trip includes picking up fresh fish or shrimp here. A splurge is the huge red ...
Target
Includes small grocery section including produce. Right across from WalMart.
Winn-Dixie
Includes bakery, deli, souvenirs.
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Pensacola Regional Airport (PNS)
Nearest Ferry
37.8 Miles
SR180 at Mobile Point to SR193 at Dauphin Island
Nearest Golf
4.2 Miles
Perdido Bay Golf
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Hwy 292 & Johnson Beach Rd
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Oyster Bar-the owners' favorite!
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
JohnsonBeach on Gulf of Mexico-no street to cross!
Nearest Point of Interest
Super WalMart
Nearest Point of Interest
Gray's Tackle & Guide Service
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn-Dixie
Nearest Point of Interest
Lillian's Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
Oyster Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Shrimp Basket
Nearest Point of Interest
Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Angels airstrip
Nearest Point of Interest
Fairhope, AL
Nearest Point of Interest
Weeks Bay Pitcher Plant Bog
Nearest Point of Interest
Big Lagoon State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Seville Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Joe Pattis Seafood
Nearest Point of Interest
Target
Nearest Point of Interest
Florida-Alabama State Line
Car: recommended

Between Gulf Shores, AL, & Pensacola, FL, Perdido Key is a family-friendly area & is less congested & more peaceful than Destin or Panama City, yet it still has the sugar white sand beaches and emerald waters for which the Panhandle is renowned. The Blue Angels are based out of nearby Pensacola Naval Air Station & can sometimes be seen practicing from our balcony! Perdido Key was recognized in 2017 by the Luxury Travel Guide as the Wildlife Destination of the Year. In 2016 USA Today identified Perdido Key's Johnson Beach as one the best beachcombing beaches in the US! And in 2015 USA Today readers ranked Perdido Key's Gulf Islands National Seashore as Florida's best beach!

Other Activities: Dolphin Cruises, beach chair/umbrella rental, inshore and offshore charter boat rentals for deep sea fishing or cruising, pontoon boat rentals

Golf: 2.0 mi Lost Key Golf Club, 625 Lost Key Dr, Perdido Key

850 549-2160 public, 18 hole, par 72, 6810 yds

2.82 mi Perdido Bay Country Club, 1 Doug Ford Dr, Pensacola

850 492-1223 public, 18 hole, par 72, 7072 yds

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

All rates subject to change, at owner's discretion, without notice, until rental agreement is executed.

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.