About the property
- House1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 28 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Comfortably, Shoreside House With Water Views
FREE High Speed Internet with WiFi - FREE Netflix - FREE Onsite Laundry - FREE Use of Propane Grill
Maximum Occupancy is 6 total people
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Is the Windwood House right for you? You can expect a peaceful, calm retreat in this private home. We have a few vacant, wooded lots to the left and right of the home so you don't often see a neighbor. Yet we're also located right on Highway 98 for easy access to everything you may want to explore. This is a single unit home - meaning you have the entire home to yourself. No upstairs or downstairs neighbors like in a condo. The shore is just steps away and we don't often have people walk by. Windwood is located in a small, quaint town. No hustle and bustle. No loud, touristy, commercialized attractions. Though there's a grocery store just 5 minutes away, the nearest Walmart is 40 minutes from the house. You can count on beautiful nature and friendly people. Our beach is small, quaint, and calm with gorgeous tall pines right to the shore. It is well protected by a sandbar, offering sea creatures a protected area. We often see horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, tons of fish, lots of birds like egrets and ospreys and an eagle if you're lucky, dolphins, and sharks. Thanks to our sandbar, we have calm water and a flat, narrow shoreline. Our guests enjoy kayaking, fishing, and swimming right behind the house. We love hearing how amazing the fishing is - guest after guest has told us how great it is right at the house. Though the water is clean, the nearby river gives it a "brackish" tint, and it isn't crystal clear like a swimming pool.
This home offers gorgeous views, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two balconies, a ground level deck with a picnic table, a nicely appointed kitchen, flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and beach access just steps from the house. Also, there are large beaches with big waves and big sand dunes within a 15 or 20 minute drive (Carrabelle Beach, St. George Island).
The living room and every bedroom has an amazing view of the water!
The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen with all the necessities for cooking. We’ve stocked all the basics you’ll need such as pots and pans, silverware, knife block, plates, glasses and more. There is a microwave, toaster oven, a range (stove/oven), refrigerator, dishwasher, two blenders (better safe than sorry, right?), a Keurig, and a regular coffee maker.
The living room directly adjoins the kitchen and has a pull out couch, love seat, flat screen smart TV (Netflix is included!), and has a wonderful balcony. There is also a small dining table here.
The third bedroom is also on the first floor and has a very comfortable queen size bed, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, and windows overlooking the water.
Also on the first floor is a full bathroom with a modern vanity and tub/shower.
On the second floor you’ll find the master bedroom is nicely appointed with a comfy queen bed, private balcony, flat screen TV, Blu-Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, spacious closet and a workstation. Plus, if you’re traveling with a baby, this room has enough space to easily fit a pack and play.
Also on the second floor is the second bedroom which has two twin beds (that can easily slide together if a couple would like to use this room), and a flat screen TV.
The second floor bathroom is nicely appointed with a modern vanity and tub/shower.
The ground level features a spacious deck with a picnic table, propane grill, and Adirondack chairs that are lightweight and can be carried to the shore.
There is covered parking underneath the house plus additional parking in the front drive.
The region is famous for outstanding fishing-from protected bays, to the open Gulf waters, to the winding rivers of Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panacea. Just 35 minutes away is the town of Apalachicola which is famous for their oysters and Florida's Seafood Festival held every November.
Now a bit more about the house...
Master (2nd floor): Queen bed
Second Bedroom (2nd floor): Two twin beds
Third bedroom (1st floor): Queen bed
Living room (1st floor): Queen pull out couch
Two full bathrooms, both with tubs.
Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
Linwood Gilbert of St. Petersburg, Florida owns and rents out this family vacation house. Our family has been vacationing in the Florida panhandle since the 1970s and we love the area. Linwood built this house with his mother in the mid 1980s and we've recently renovated the property. We love the area and are happy to share this wonderful home.
Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert purchased this House in 1985
Why Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert chose Lanark Village
Our family fell in love with Florida's Forgotten Coast in the 1970s. Our family started with a small place on Carrabelle Beach, but unfortunately the property burned down and the beach has all but disappeared. Next was a cute cottage in the same area, tucked into a wooded lot of of Highway 98. Next, the family was ready to build a house and just loved this location. Close to the grocery store but still feels out of the city. Plus the easy access of being right on Highway 98 and the beach right behind the house made it a perfect fit.
What makes this House unique
There's something about waking up to a sunrise across the Gulf. Getting a cup of coffee, walking on the beach and watching the birds hunt for fish. The serenity recharges you.
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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.
Lovely beach house wonderful beach!
Charming decor quiet setting very enjoyable for us and our dogs
Incredible sunrises and sunsets over the bay. Dolphin swimming just off the beach in the morning, Tarpon tailing in the evening. Home was well equipped and very comfortable for our family of five. Enjoyed waterfront lunches everyday at local restaurants in Apalachicola, Carrabelle and on St. George Island. Evenings grilling on the deck. Rented a pontoon for the day from Gunner Pontoon in Carrabelle and explored the local waterways (several dolphin sightings throughout the day). Troy J. and family.
This property is located right on the water, giving you views of beautiful sunrises and sunsets!
If you want a great place to get away and relax, this is the place to come. This property is right on the water and the view is spectacular! The house is clean, comfortable and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. Centrally located to great restaurants! St George's Island State Park is close by and worth the trip to see. All-in-all, a wonderful experience and relaxing vacation!
overall nice property. beautiful view and quick response from owner when we had questions.
This is a lovely place to stay and enjoy a peaceful and beautiful part of North Florida. The house had many wonderful views of the water and was clean, well-appointed, and very comfortable.
perfect "home away from home" for a relaxing, quiet vacation
This home is perfect for a quiet, relaxing stay. Everything you could possibly need is included: towels, dishes, pot and pans, etc. The beds were comfortable; plenty of pillows and additional blankets (which we did not need). The bathrooms were small but who's going to be spending much time in there when the view is as beautiful as it was here! TVs in every bedroom with Netflix. Lots of stairs which we expected. The owners have a detailed notebook with hints and "instructions" which was incredibly helpful. The outdoor garbage cans have locks on them, which we could not figure out, and one night something helped itself to our trash. Luckily it was our second night so we hadn't yet put much in the garbage can. :)
The location is wonderful. Steps away from the quiet little beach area. The lots on either side of the property are vacant, so the feeling is really one of quiet seclusion. Lots of wildlife around - the squirrels were entertaining to watch, as were the birds. The beach isn't one I would swim at, but we did enjoy walking along the water's edge. We found a few really large, pretty shells. The only thing that bothered me was the traffic! When the bigger trucks would drive by, they were noisy. But that would not stop me from renting this home again!
The owners are kind and quick to respond. At the last minute we decided to extend our vacation by a day, and the owners were kind enough to allow it.
If you are looking for a quiet spot to relax and enjoy an out-of-the-way spot, this house is perfect!
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