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Craftsman Inspired Beach Cottage Steps Away from Crystal Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Welcome to Dolphin Smiles at Carillon Beach. This custom, architectural beachside cottage home has been in the same family since it's birth in 1997. Imagine.......waking up to white sandy beaches coupled with the daunting task of deciding what gourmet restaurant to dine in, later that perfect day.

The master suite dominates nearly one half of the second floor. The private bath has dueling, coral blue vessel sinks and a large walk in rain head shower. The remaining second floor sleeping area offers a queen sized bedroom and adjacent third bedroom with duel twin bunks. All of the homes linens are clean crisp and white. Sunsets can't be missed atop your own private three story tower.

Keywords: beach bungalo, three bedroom, close to beach and pool, tower views, amenities, security, kid friendly, wifi internet, cable, outdoor fireplace/shower. pier park shopping center, shipwreck island waterpark,

More Details

Property Manager
mark coston
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About mark coston

I'm currently a custom home builder/ designer. My passions include architecture, travel and my family. Decompressing in life is critical these days and what better place to relax.

mark coston purchased this house in 1997

Why mark coston chose Sunnyside

Relative proximity to Atlanta and other major airports. I've traveled quite extensively and I've yet to discover more pristine beaches. Quiet beach area but never lacking in fun activities.

What makes this house unique

I personally love the outdoor shower and outside fireplace. Today's lifestyle is a subtle blur between indoor and outdoor living.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Craftsman Inspired Beach Cottage Steps Away from Crystal Beach
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! It is so easy to get to the beach and the pool! Owner was friendly and attentive. Carillon beach is a great area.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House & Amenities

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay at Dolphin Smiles! The house is tastefully decorated in bright, beachy colors and is conveniently located by the beach and pool. There are a variety of great areas to gather or just relax to yourself. Mark, the owner, is great to work with and the house is well-maintained. Thanks again for a wonderful getaway to Carillon!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation beach house

  • 5 of 5

Dophin's Smile is a beautiful house in a perfect location. It is adjacent to a walkway that is a very short easy walk to pristine beaches and is across the street from a lovely pool. Carillon Beach is a charming small and quiet community that is a great vacation spot and a frequent site for destination weddings. The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated, and very functional. A great kitchen loaded with equipment, a spacious master bedroom and private bath, and two other perfectly adequate bedrooms with a shared bath. Everything is new and modern and the owners have thought about everything their guests would need and want to have a wonderful vacation. Beds were extremely comfortable -- all linens, towels, etc were provided (including beach towels!) There is patio with grill, fireplace and then two decks -- the third floor look out deck is spectacular with a large hammock. Mark was very responsive to our questions. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take great pride at maintaining the home and trying to anticipate vacationing families needs. I hope to see you return soon!
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Relaxing get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this beautiful home and peaceful area!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm really enjoy taking care of my vacationing families.
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Perfect Home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It was a fantastic layout and the hammock in the crows nest was an amazing spot to enjoy the ocean breeze and relax. Its just steps from the beach and the neighborhood is quiet. We loved the outdoor space with the fireplace and grill. The owner was great and helpful. He answered all out questions and you can tell he works hard at maintaining the house. The slight issue we had was the air conditioner was on a timer and kept resetting itself to 69 degrees at night. We all froze a little bit around 1am. Aside from that it was the perfect stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend that you choose 'Dolphin Smiles' as your Carillon vacation home! The layout of the house was cozy enough for our family of five, yet expansive enough when we entertained. Comfortable furnishings, multiple outdoor spaces and a friendly, attentive owner made this home even better! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
northwest florida beaches (22 min drive)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy. 98
Car: recommended

non denominational chapel with onsite wedding services, parasailing,


Rates & Availability

Carillon Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 11.5%

cleaning fee is $200.00 local tax is 11.5%. credit card payments incur a 2.5 percent additional fee and international travelers is 3.75 percent charge. Rates are negotiable depending on availability and circumstances. I do not accept credit cards. Beach service is complimentary.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Carillon Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , master bath has two vessel type sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    outdoor shower - outdoor shower , shower offers the privacy of any demanding guest
  • Half bath on main level Top level has two full bath with walk in showers. No bathtubs are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleep sofa offers a new memory foam queen mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , all mattresses are encased in bedbug proof cases
  • Queen size Beds (2) One queen in the master, an additional in one guest room., Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized memory foam sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
outdoor shower, lookout open tower, covered patio off master suite, beach service (umbrella and cushions) are complimentary until October 15th of every year. After that date it's $15.00 a day or $35.00 a day for an extra set up. Additional midweek housekeeping is available upon request $75.00 nominal fee.

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