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Rosemary Beach area; GulfFront; PRIVATE POOLheated;Elevator;Beach access=private

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms8
Space 4,431 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6+ Bedrooms(5 king + 2twin/alin-suites) + Loft Lounge , 8 Baths, (Sleeps

Gulf Front @ Carillon Beach--2/14mi to Rosemary Beach--near 30A Alys & Seaside................'BAHAMA MAMA' & 'a BANANA CABANA' . . .

Imagine a snow-white sand dune with swaying sea oats by almost Caribbean-green water on Carillon Beach, Florida. That's where 'Bahama Mama' (vacation rental home), and 'a Banana Cabana' (companion guest cottage) proudly sit. You'll love the spectacular sunsets over the gulf here from outdoors & indoors.

Newly constructed, 'Bahama Mama' & 'a Banana Cabana' provide casual, luxury accommodations with a coastal flair. She is awash in light, airy well-appointed interiors with clean lines. When you reach the spacious gulf-front rooms, you will pause . . . 'wow' . . . outdoors brilliantly fuses with indoors.

Add a heated private pool; by day, ideal for sunbathing as well as relaxing in the shade. By night, the pool lights glow transforms this same pool deck and comfortable loggia into a cozy retreat.

Only now can you begin to appreciate--she is your perfect address in paradise;

e n j o y . . . .

* Gulf-front (on the Carillon Beach village location)

* Private pool (heated in winter with added-fee option)

* Private beach walkover (share w/E neighbor)

* Elevator

--(available via responsible party pre-request)

* WiFi--(HS-wireless internet--indoors & outdoors)

* 6 Bedrooms (2 gulf-front masters), + 1 loft lounge

* 5 King Master Suites, 6 Twins (2-T child, + 2-T child daybeds w/2-T trundles)

* 14 Occupancy (10 adults comfortable)

* 8 Baths (2 spa tubs)

* In-season beach service(private beach lounges & umbrellas)

* Private beach walkover (attached to your main house)

* 2 Gulf-front porches, 3 balconies, 1 loggia, 1 pool deck

* Private gas grill (beside your pool)

* Gourmet kitchens

* Gas fireplaces

* Built-in stereos, LCD TVs, DVD players

* Goose-down duvets with hotel linens

* Hardwood & tile flooring throughout

* Washers/Dryers

S U M M A R Y . . .

Both Houses

* 1 Loft Lounge w/Rail, + 6 Bedrooms (2 gulf-front masters & porches)

* 5 King Master Suites, 6 Twins (2-T child, + 2-T child daybeds w/2-T trundles)

* 14 Occupancy (10 adults comfortable)

* 8 Baths (2 spa tubs)

Main House

* 1 Loft Lounge w/Rail/6' Ceiling, + 4 Bedrooms (2 gulf-front masters & porches)

* 4 King Master Suites, 4 Twins (2-T loft child daybeds w/2-T trundles--not very small child)

* 10 Occupancy (8 adults comfortable)

* 5 Baths (1 spa tub)

Guest Cottage

* 2 Bedrooms (gulf-view, pool-side balcony)

* 1 King Master Suite, 2 Twins (2-T child--not non swimmer--not very small child

* 4 Occupancy

* 3 Baths (1 spa tub)

L O C A T I O N . . .

Nestled in the heart of the FL Panhandle, Rosemary Beach 2-1/4 mi around the corner--near Alys & Seaside, Carillon Beach is easy to find; & apx 15 convenient minutes to the new NW FL Beaches International Airport (ECP), serviced by Southwest Airlines & Delta; and private plane friendly. Upon entering through the security gatehouse, you feel the privacy & luxury this pristine, 104-acre neo-traditional town enjoys.

After you pass by the carillon (bell tower), you discover unspoiled beaches and lakes. Carillon Beach boasts the best beach around . . . no brambles--just sea oats and sand dunes between you and the almost Caribbean-green water.

Carillon Beach is without a doubt an invigorating retreat. Whether you relax in style or energize in fun activity, enjoy the best-kept secret around, Carillon Beach . . .

* 24/7 staffed gatehouse & security patrols

* 4000 linear feet of serene, white-sand gulf beaches

* Lake Carillon (12-acre lake)

* Contiguous Lake Powell (largest FL salt-water, coastal dune lake)

* Parks & interconnecting pathways (natural landscaping)

* 3 Exceptional swimming pools (2 heated pools in winter)

* Children's pool

* Children's playground

* Tennis courts

* Basketball courts

* Lush promenade ('pedestrian strolling avenue')

* Golf cart, bicycle, & kayak rental deliveries

* Downtown Carillon (shops, galleries, restaurant & wine bar)

* 'Concerts On The Green' (free Mon. nights in-season)

* 'Outdoor Movies On The Green' (free Wed. nights in-season)

* Meeting House Sunday church service (overlooking Lake Carillon)--Ring the bell!

* 5-Minute walk-designed town (new town with old ways)

* Town entirely on the beach side of the highway

Within easy reach nearby, e n j o y . . .

* Rosemary Beach (2-1/4 mi around the corner)

* New NW FL Beaches International Airport (ECP) (9 Miles) (Southwest Airlines + private planes)

* World-renowned championship golf courses (8 courses within 15 minutes)

* Camp Creek Golf Course Partnership

* New, upscale Pier Park (boardwalk, pier, shops, sidewalk cafes, J Buffet's Margaritaville, music, theater, Back Porch Restaurant)

* The Silver Sands Factory Stores (100+ designer names)

* Adjacent Camp Helen State Park (boating, fishing, hiking, & wildlife viewing)

* Beaches of S. Walton 18-mile paved path (walking, jogging, & biking)

* Snorkeling, diving, deep sea & shallow-water fly fishing expeditions

* Eden Gardens State Park (Tucker Bayou home & nature trails)

* Seaside (only a few convenient minutes down Hwy. 30-A)

* Sidewalk cafes, eclectic boutiques, & chic restaurants

* Publix supermarket (near gatehouse)

* Beach butlers (grocery deliver & store service available)

* Baby equipment (rental delivery service available)

R E S E R V A T I O N S . . .

REQUIREMENT: email owner for phone apt. & guest agreement prior to clicking "BOOK IT" OR 'BOOK NOW".

She's a rare find--a stunning gulf-front home, heated private pool, WiFi, elevator, AND upscale town with amenities. 'Bahama Mama' & 'a Banana Cabana' are popular with families, friends, and couples traveling together. To ensure availability, make your reservation for her early.

Welcome to the beach!

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More Details

Owner
Kathi 615 887 3400
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Kathi 615 887 3400

Though I adore Nashville where I grew up and have always lived, my heart is also at the beach. This must be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the best one down there.

Kathi 615 887 3400 purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathi 615 887 3400 chose Laguna Beach

Bahama Mama & a Banana Cabana are perched atop the second highest sand dune in our staffed-entry gatehouse village that boasts three bodies of water. Too the architect incorporated designs to enhance the views. Our builder who built over 20+ houses in Rosemary, said we have the best view down there.

Welcome to Bahama Mama & a Banana Cabana . . .

a place where relaxation comes with the sun’s warm embrace; a splendid seclusion for those who are serious about taking life easy, yet desire every refinement.

What makes this house unique

Quite simply . . .

Bahama Mama & a Banana Cabana set an unprecedented NEW level of supreme perfection. YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE our extensive between-guest services, & furnishings! Enjoy freshly washed/ironed slipcovers & linen throw pillow covers others have not used since laundered; weekly washed exterior glass and touched up paint; best we know how to buy kitchen items, pillows, etc. . . . ).

Guestbook comments from the owner

K, Thank you for returning my security deposit so quickly - I hope your crew found that we left everything in good order. I wanted to thank you for such a terrific house and wonderful vacation. Your home was beautiful and everything you represented it to be. We also loved the location and the privacy and security of being within a gated-community. This is the first time we've rented a home for a family vacation and I can certainly see us doing it again in the near future. What a great experience - just wish we were still there! Thanks again!

PS: MOM DID GREAT. I PUT HER IN THE BEDROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR SO SHE WAS ON THE SAME LEVEL TO MAKE HER COFFEE EARLY IN THE MORNING AND WHERE ALL THE ACTION WAS MOST OF THE TIME. ACTUALLY, THE LAYOUT WORKED GREAT FOR OUR GROUP. THE ELEVATOR WAS WONDERFUL TO HAVE AND MOM SPENT LOTS OF TIME ON THE TOP THIRD FLOOR GULF BALCONY. Yes, you are welcome to use any of my comments in testimonials or ads. Please also feel free to use me as a reference if you should need one. Have a great weekend! AH (Dallas, TX) August 9--16, 2014
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4431 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1--(MAIN HOUSE--2nd floor) - toilet , shower , in-suite to bedroom #1/king master
    Bathroom 2--(MAIN HOUSE/2nd floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , in-suite to bedroom #2/king master
    Bathroom 3--(MAIN HOUSE/2nd floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , in-suite to bedroom #3/king master; 2 sinks; pool balcony
    Bathroom 4--(MAIN HOUSE/3rd floor) - toilet , shower , in-suite to bedroom #4/king master; 2 sinks; & powder room
    Bathroom 5--(CABANA HOUSE/2nd floor) - toilet , shower , in-suite to bedroom #5/king master
    Bathroom 6--(CABANA HOUSE/2nd floor) - toilet , shower , in-suite to bedroom #6; bunk twins
    Bathroom 7--(MAIN HOUSE/1st floor) - toilet , shower , private bath to loft twins; by pool; (main house 5th bath)
    Bathroom 8--(CABANA HOUSE/1st floor) - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , powder room; by pool; (cabana 3rd full bath)
    Gulf-front porch - outdoor shower
    Pool-side - outdoor shower
  • MAIN HOUSE: (5) full baths for four bedrooms (one of the four is combo powder room/in-suite bath), & for loft use; CABANA/GUEST COTTAGE: (3) full baths for two bedrooms & for great room use;
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1--(MAIN HOUSE/2nd floor) - 1 king , one of 5 king masters w/in-suite baths; gulf-front porch
    Bedroom 2--(MAIN HOUSE--2nd floor) - 1 king , one of 5 king masters w/in-suite bath; gulf-front porch
    Bedroom 3--(MAIN HOUSE--2nd floor) - 1 king , one of 5 king masters w/in-suite bath; pool-side balcony
    Bedroom 4--(MAIN HOUSE--3rd floor) - 1 king , one of 5 king masters w/in-suite bath; gulf view
    Bedroom 5--(CABANA HOUSE--2nd floor) - 1 king , one of 5 king masters w/in-suite bath; pool balcony
    Bedroom 6--(CABANA HOUSE/2nd floor) - 2 twin/ single , in-suite bath/not non-swimmer or small child
    Loft lounge w/rail--(spiral above main house greatroom) - 2 twin/ single , + 2 trundles/elevator to full bath/6'ceiling/not small child
  • MAIN HOUSE: (4) king master suites w/in-suite baths; (2) twin loft Pottery Barn boat daybeds/+ trundles + 1st floor full bath; CABANA/GUEST COTTAGE: (1) king master suite w/in-suite bath; (2) twin Lexington beds w/in-suite bath;
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
B E A C H F R O N T . . . 615 887 3400 MAIN HOUSE: private beach walkover share E neighbor is connected to house; expansive gulf sunset views from inside & outside house; GUEST COTTAGE: private beach walkover access via MAIN; BETWEEN GUEST WEEKLY SERVICE CREWS include: window washers; touchup painter; laundress with freshly washed/ironed slipcovers & linen throw pillow covers, etc.; outdoor washer/pressure washer; pool tech; landscaper; maintenance tech; pool tech; housekeepers; stager/inspector; property manager; etc.

Reviews

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Rosemary Beach area; GulfFront; PRIVATE POOLheated;Elevator;Beach access=private
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews
5

Awesome beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Kathi, Debbie and I believe both forgot to sign the guest book. Thank you

so much for providing an incredible vacation home. We all thoroughly

enjoyed our time.

The houses were everything you said and more,

thank you again for allowing us to enjoy them this past week.

Ken

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oceanfront Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was such a pleasure to stay in such a pristine, organized, beautifully designed home. This attention to detail made it the most relaxing and enjoyable family vacation we have had yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in April enjoying this lovely home. The space was great and the beach was amazing. Having the beach chairs set up each day was a lifesaver. The elevator worked perfectly for the older members of our family. Kathi was wonderful to work with and takes spectacular care to make this house a perfect place to vacation! Loved every second and hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. We had a great family vacation together and the house was perfect for our needs. The view was amazing and all the details were top notch! The set up worked perfectly for 2 families and grandma (the elevator was perfect). We could watch the kids play on the beach from the house. The kitchen and all the amenities were even better than expected. Amazing place! Thank you, Kathi, for all you did to get us ready for the stay. We just loved it! We go to the area at least once a year - so you may hear from us again:) Happy New Year!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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April

  • 5 of 5

Your home is beautiful -- we loved it and it could not have been better appointed. You thought of everything! The setting is gorgeous, really spectacular. The layout was just perfect for our family. .

Thanks, again for everything.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and gracious home owner

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every second we spent in this beautiful, luxurious home on Carillon Beach. Our experience could not have been any better! We loved being right on the beach and the weather was beyond perfect. The owners were so gracious and helpful at every turn. We are ready to go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
13 Miles
NW FL Beaches International Airport (ECP) SW&Delta
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Cowgirl Kitchen
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Shark's Tooth, & Camp Creek--(both very near)
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
US 98 @ Scenic Hwy 30-A
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Signature Mkt&Cafe of30A--Rosemary/Alys/S'sideNear
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
GULF FRONT InCarillon/2-1/4 mi to Rosemary/30Anear
Car: recommended

Find Carillon Beach, a dream retreat adjacent to Lake Powell, N America's largest coastal dune lake, and entirely on the beach side of US98 in the FL Panhandle near NW FL Beaches Internat'l Airport (ECP), & Pier Park. Go 2-1/4 miles to Scenic Hwy 30-A Beaches of South Walton with an 18-mile paved walking-biking path, Camp Creek Golf Club, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, & Seaside. Carillon offers a staffed-entry gate, 3 village pools (including gulf-front pool), child pool, tennis courts, playground, Lake Carillon, lush park promenade, & 4,000 linear feet of pristine white sand beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 12.0%

* OWNER REQUIRES ALL PAYMENTS BE PROCESSED THROUGH VRBO/HOMEAWAY PAYMENTS ONLY
* After you email/fax signed rent agreement to owner: owner can set the vrbo e-invoices for you
• Payment #1 @ booking: 50% (VRBO will send e-invoice)
• Payment #2 @ 120 days ahead: 50% (VRBO will send e-invoice)
• Payment #3 @ 120 days ahead: $1400. security damage deposit
• Optional cost: heated pool fee/no tax
*"BOTH HOUSES/MH & CH (Main house & Cabana house) together" rental: required in high seasons
*"MH (Main house) ONLY" rental: owner may consider in lower seasons
*"MH (Main house) ONLY" rental: requires owner approval
• Your family's vacation: the only type occupancy allowed
• Meeting, chaperoned, sport, wedding party trips: ineligible
• Maximum occupancy: 14 people (10 adults comfortable)
• Minimum adult:minor ratio: 1:2
• Total day + night occupancy: same 14 people (=5K + 4T in 7 rooms)
• Total checked in + checked out during stay: same 14 people
• Responsible party age 25+: must be full-time occupant
• Smokers or pets (anywhere on property): strictly prohibited
• Garage: excluded

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.