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Craftsman Inspired Beach Cottage Steps Away from Crystal Beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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:
April 24, 2018

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 Laguna Beach

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.


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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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Craftsman Inspired Beach Cottage Steps Away from Crystal Beach
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
Elmhurst, IL

Wow! Best house we have rented so far in Carillon Beach.

  • 5 of 5

This home is adorable, comfortable, and worked well for our family of 4. The location near the beach walkover and the pool was amazingly convenient. Owner Mark was gracious and accommodating, not to mention helpful. He went out of his way to make sure our stay was comfortable. There was plenty of room for us to spread out and feel like we were at home. My daughter spent a lot of time in the hammock in the Crow's Nest...we watched a storm from up there too, very cool! Outdoor covered patio was private and perfect for having morning coffee or afternoon cocktails. We will definitely be back, thank you for another great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really enjoy managing/owning Dolphin Smiles and families like this make it all more worth while. They helped me, regarding a neighbor installing a pool adjacent to my property line and it was invaluable. I can only hope they return soon to relax and enjoy the Gulf Coast.
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Elm Grove, WI

Perfect location and amenities for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in Carillon several times and this place was our favorite for sure! The home was big enough for the 5 of us to spread out and relax and enjoy all that Carillon Beach has to offer. Just steps from the beach and one of the community pools, the location was hard to beat. The house itself was well-appointed and loaded with vacation-friendly features. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

House was perfect for my family. So close and convenient to the beach. Owner was quick to respond to any questions. Would stay there again😎

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have your family Kristine, please return soon! Mark
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  • 5 of 5

Nice property; great location and owner support. Clean and well appointed. Owner was very helpful. Kitchen and bath starter kits were huge help in light of late arrival. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful home and location.

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Carillon Beach before. We really enjoyed this home and it was perfect for our 4 adults and 2 kids. We all had plenty of space! We loved the location. Just steps away from the pool and beach. Mark was great to communicate with as well. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hurricane weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very nice. Great location

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee is $200.00 local tax is 11.5%. credit card payments incur a 3.0 percent additional fee domestic and international travelers is 5.0 percent charge. Nightly rates are negotiable depending on availability and circumstances. Beach service is complimentary.

Manager'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.

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