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RIGHT-ON-THE-BEACH! April 24 to May 13 open! Enjoy before the summer rush!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,805 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6 maximum).

If you want to be RIGHT ON THE BEACH in a private, upscale community with a dedicated private beach & few crowds, private dune walk-over off the living area deck & water on 3 sides of your vacation home, this is your spot! The Gulf of Mexico is on the South side, Lake Carillon is on the North side, & the Carillon Beach Pool House is on the West side. Light, bright, quiet, maintained & beautiful, this immaculate home will provide the environment for the rest and relaxation you are seeking!

Fairview cottage is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath gulf front AND poolside home that can sleep up to 6 people very comfortably. We offer a king, queen and two twins as bedding. Fairview has a full compliment of audio equipment for your enjoyment as well as a 55" Samsung HDTV with USB, HDMI, DVD and more. The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked for those who prefer to cook and dine at home. You can enjoy your meals and an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico at the picnic table on our gulf side deck and after you can head down to the beach on our private dune walkover- it's not shared with any other cottage!

Fine linens, writing paper, books, videos, puzzles and games are all here for you to enjoy. We also have a complete set-up for those traveling with infants and small children including a Graco port-a-crib with all linens provided, 2 baby gates, a high chair, children's dishes, sippy cups and silverware and a portable stroller. Bicycles and a charcoal BBQ grill are also on site for your use as desired.

Fairview is a great home for two families traveling together! Come experience our snow white and powder soft beach, 3 pools, 2 tennis courts, children's playground with picnic area and basketball court, our lovely new downtown shopping and dining district and so much more! You can bring your jet skis and launch them on Lake Powell directly outside our community gates and when Phillips Inlet is open you can ski into the Gulf of Mexico! Jet skis are also available for rent locally.

2 beach chaises with cushions and umbrella are provided for guests between March to mid October each calendar year.

Grocery shopping prior to arrival can be provided if requested.

Babysitting is available!

Gated security with security patrolling the community on a 24 hour basis.

Winn Dixie and Publix groceries are directly outside community gates.

Bell Carillon with seasonal concerts is located in center of community.

Carillon Beach 'Meeting House' can be reserved for weddings/business meetings through the Carillon Beach office.

Non denominational Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. weekly at the Meeting House.

Carillon Beach Institute hosts various shows/concerts/speakers and children's activities throughout the calendar year.

If you are looking for an immaculate, (that's a promise!) well-stocked and appointed, safe and very comfortable home in which to enjoy your well earned vacation then the 'Fairview Cottage' is the vacation home for you. It's all here! Just bring your favorite book and let us take care of the rest!

Keywords: beach house, gulf front, Carillon Beach, Fairview cottage, Florida vacation, beachfront, gulf, pool, beach.

More Details

Denise M. Smith
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Denise M. Smith

Have been renting this property since 1994 (24 years)! Honest, dependable, available owner/manager with an extensive client list and references. Please call if any references needed/desired.

Denise M. Smith purchased this house in 1994

Why Denise M. Smith chose Laguna Beach

I built this home between 1993-94. Unique property that is GULF FRONT, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE GULF FRONT POOL COMPLEX, AND HAS LAKE CARILLON IN FRONT OF IT! ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY! Must be seen to be appreciated!

What makes this house unique

TOTAL rest and relaxation! The cottage is COMPLETELY stocked and generously so, with everything you can think of to make your vacation the best one you've ever had! Just pack your clothes- the rest is here for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've spent my summer vacations at Fairview Cottage, but this winter weekend was just the ticket. Because it was a bit too chilly for the usual beach activities, we had a wonderful time bundling up for every sunset! The views are unmatched, the cottage is pristine, and the accommodations exceed expectations. We can't wait to be back this summer!
Jan 2018
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Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2805 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Baby Cribs (1) Graco port-a-crib rated for up to a 25 pound infant available. All linens for this crib also provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a first class property managed by the owner who cares about your stay at her home! Everything you would find at home is here- all the comforts of home. Not like any hotel/condo, or other private rental!


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RIGHT-ON-THE-BEACH! April 24 to May 13 open! Enjoy before the summer rush!
average rating of 4.9745765 based on 121 reviews

My Favorite Vacation Spot to Date

  • 5 of 5

For the last 25 years, we have vacationed in Florida at least once a year, and lived in Florida for 8 of those years. This property has been the best all-around fit for our family thus far. Here are some of my favorite things:

1. Beach-front with private walkway to the beach, only steps away. Honestly, this pretty much sealed the deal for me.

2. Private balconies from every bedroom with gorgeous views.

3. Located right next to the pool, (which I feared would be loud and intrusive, but was actually quiet and convenient--and we were there over spring break!)

4. Gorgeous neighborhood, which was a perfect blend of families and children for my kids to play with, but also, quiet and quaint (not overly busy like nearby Rosemary Beach or Seaside)

5. Close proximity to Publix, Winn Dixie, CVS and a short drive to either Panama City Beach to the east or Rosemary/Seaside/Destin to the west. Also nice restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. Oh! And there is a lovely non-denominational chapel with outdoor services, so we were able to attend Easter Sunday service without having to drive anywhere!

6. House was SO CLEAN upon arrival. Like, spotless AND smelled so good.

7. Several thoughtful details for guests, like a fully stocked kitchen (even had some spices, coffee, full candy jar, dish soap, etc), pen and paper for note-taking and letter writing, tons of reading material, baby accessories, soap, soft towels, sand toys, chairs, bikes of all sizes--this felt more like staying in a friend's home than it did a rental.

8. Comfortable beds.

9. Denise was wonderful to work with.

We have only returned to the same location more than once one other time in 25 years, but I think we will be returning to Fairview in the future. Thank you, Denise!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super nice set up and fantastic owner.

  • 5 of 5

Great experience, first time to pcb in 16 years, had a great time and a great place to stay. Beach rental was perfect.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with breath-taking view

  • 5 of 5

Fairview Cottage has all the comforts of home and a breathtaking view of the gulf. Such colors! And the wild often do you wake to a school of dolphins swimming past your window? The home is immaculate, well appointed, and well engineer husband was VERY impressed. The general area is quiet, safe, and well-kept. Shops for supplies are a short drive away, and in less than an hour in either direction you have choices for fun day trips. The area offers many ways to experience some great local cuisine: Salt Water Grille, Uncle Ernie's and Buddy's Fish Market were our favorites. Fairview Cottage was a great place for our family to enjoy walks on the beach while collecting shells and having long talks, make wonderful dinners together in the well-furnished kitchen, and spend the evenings watching movies or playing board games. Fairview Cottage was an ideal place for our family to un-wind and recharge for our busy life back at home. Thanks for a fantastic stay...we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene, as usual

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Fairview Cottage many times, and despite the winter "dead" season, I think it's one of the best times to visit this section of beach. Carillon Beach is a cut above and less overrun than Seaside or Rosemary. This simply means no people! We saw maybe five people walk along the beach per day, most of them repeats. The water is crystal clear this time of year and begs you to stay and just watch it for hours from the deck. I just wish I didn't live in California, otherwise I'd be down there a whole lot more!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous beach home near PCB

  • 5 of 5

This house is located a short drive away from Panama City Beach - it's in a more refined and private area (Carillon Beach) while still having quick access to Panama City and Panama City Beach. The house is literally yards away from the water with nothing to obstruct your view. Waking up each day to a private view of the ocean was magical. It's impossible to be stressed while staying here! The owner clearly took great care in building and maintaining the home, and was always available to answer any questions. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking your own meals, but with lots of amazing fresh seafood available within a 5-10 minute drive, you may find yourself going out to dinner each night instead. If you want to stay in a comfortable, private, luxury home with an attentive owner and easy access to all PCB has to offer, look no further. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to spend our vacation at the Fairview cottage. It was our 6th year in a row & we love it more every time! Its our home away from home! Denise was a wonderful host & we’re already planning our next years vacation here!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The Lake House at Carillon Beach
Our Little Beach Cafe
Bayou Bill's Crab House
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Jin Jin Buffet Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Bubba's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Squidly's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Camp Helen State Park
Sunshine Place
The Terrace Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sunnyside Grill
American Restaurant
Donut Hole
Donut Shop
Shades Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Barbacoa Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
amici 30A Italian Kitchen
Italian Restaurant
Cuvee 30A
Fine Dining Restaurant
Big Bad Breakfast
American Restaurant
Restaurant Paradis
Seafood Restaurant
Havana Beach Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
Spanish Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Edward's Fine Food And Wine
American Restaurant
Summer Kitchen Café
American Restaurant
Wild Olives Market and Cafe
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Rosemary Beach
Coffee Shop
Pizza by the Sea at Seacrest Beach
Pizza Restaurant
La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Grits & Grind
Breakfast Restaurant
Crabby Steves Highpointe
Bar & Grill
Ticheli's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Watersound Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Laguna Beach Coffee & Cream
George's At Alys Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Pho Pier 77
Vietnamese Restaurant
Caliza Restaurant
American Restaurant
Back Beach Barbecue
Barbecue Restaurant
Thomas Donut & Snack Shop
Donut Shop
Camp Creek Golf Club
Riptide Bar and Grill at Splash Resorts
Bar & Grill
Conservation Park
Salty Sue's
American Restaurant
Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Coconuts Restaurant
American Restaurant
The Boar's Head Restaurant & Tavern
Seafood Restaurant
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Eat My Pasty
British Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ECP Panama City, Florida
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
About 20 minutes drive.
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 79 @ 7 miles east. Back Beach Rd outside gate.
Nearest Beach
Right in front of you!
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn Dixie Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
CVS Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
New Jin Jin Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Bill's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Wells Fargo Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Salon Baliage and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Hava Java Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Pinnacle Port condos
Car: recommended

Fairview Cottage is located in the Community of Carillon Beach- 7 miles west of the intersections of Highways 98 and 79 in Bay County, Florida. Carillon Beach is directly South of Lake Powell and Phillips Inlet.

The area surrounding the community is very quiet and peaceful. All the activities of Panama City Beach are within 15 minutes of the community.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $145 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note: Summer rentals from 5/26/18 through 8/17/18 are weekly only Saturday to Saturday unless last minute and not booked.

Deposit of 50% of quote is required when reservation is made in order to reserve the cottage. Balance of payment due 60 days prior to contracted arrival date.

Payment preferred via personal check and e-check but I do accept credit cards.

$59.00 Property Protection Policy charge is non refundable as an insurance policy is created in guest's name for his/her reservation.

Cancellation policy: your 50% deposit is non refundable unless I can re-book the time you wish to cancel. If I can re-book all of the cancelled time or some share of it at a lesser rate I will refund you what I am able to obtain for your cancelled dates, less a $100.00 processing fee.

You must cancel your reservation 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date or the entire balance, less tax and housekeeping fee, is due.

Please refer to the rental agreement you sign for complete details on rental terms and conditions.

Guest will be required to sign a rental contract and provide identification.

Community quiet hours 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.

Max occupancy is 6 people.

No smoking.

No pets.

Credit card payments accepted. E-check payments charge is 3% less than quoted amount which assumes you will pay via credit card unless you notify me that you wish to pay via electronic check. Please advise which method of payment you wish to use for correct quote.
If you do not advise me, I will send you a quote inclusive of the charge for credit card use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund