About the property
- Cottage1200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay0 - 7 nights
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)
Summerlight was featured in the April 2006 issue of Cottage Living magazine in a story called 'Bright Hues and Ocean Views.' Each room has a different easter egg color scheme to make you smile. Star gaze on a summer's eve in the jasmine covered hammock, sip your margaritas among friends on the screen porch under the ceiling fans, or listen to a tropical deluge pounding away on on the tin rooftops. Each is an experience you can enjoy all year around at Summerlight.
Cross one street serving the community only and there is dune walkover # 2. Get to the top of the walkover and then it hits you. This is what you came for! It's that first blast of moist salt air on your skin. And it's the delicate scent of the sea oats wafting past on the breeze. But, mostly, it's the breathtaking first glimpse from the heights of the dunes at the Gulf's infinite expanse of sky, sand and water opening up in front of you. Everything sparkles blue and white.
The Summerlight floor plan is living downstairs and sleeping up. This means no hiking up steps with sandy feet to re-fill your iced tea. The laundry, outdoor shower and powder room are just off the kitchen for convenience. Living and dining are all together in a cozy yet open floor plan. Upstairs are the master suite with bath, guest room, full hall bath and the bunk area with a pocket door. The large screen porch is like an extra great room. Out back is the hammock/gazebo, bar-b-que grill and our private 'nature zone' with native scrub oak and frankly, non-indigenous, 8 palm trees, pink oleander, ginger and bottlebrush.
The house has wi-fi, a new 47' Smart TV with Comcast internet, DVD, Blu-Ray and even 3-D features. Netflix and many cable channels give you plenty of entertainment choices. Our sound system is by Bose. Upstairs in the master suite sitting area is another HD TV. The guest room also has a TV and DVD player. An HP Officejet 4500 printer is available but please provide your own ink and paper. Equipment for guests include a baby gate, a double wide air bed, tennis rackets, a simple fishing rig, bocce ball, croquet, board games, flashlights and crab nets. The kitchen has first class everything. Really. Even a wine rack and starfish cookie cutters. We have a first aid kit reserved for jellyfish stings - but no one's ever used it.
The Carillon Beach Community has three pools including a beachfront pavillion with living room style covered seating, and a kiddie pool adjacent heated pool. We have a sand lot and playground as well as basketball and tennis courts. Carillon is a gated community whose streets see more golf carts and bikes than cars. It is over 100 acres in size and the individually architect designed houses are knit together with a maze of 'sand walks' and paved and Camellia strewn promenades perfect for family portraits. People who use walking assistance will love them. The homes of Carillon are adjacent downtown Carillon which has many restaurants, an arcade, a candy shop and free public holiday and music events. Summer and Spring Saturdays are usually graced with weddings in the gorgeous Village Chapel.
We are next to Camp Helen State Park and the huge brackish water Lake Powell which is usually open to the Gulf. The fishing from shore is fantastic ! Kayaks are available to rent.
Carillon is located on the quiet end of the Panama City Beach far from high rises and traffic. Yet, Carillon guests have everything they could want in the way of necessities just across Back Beach Road. ( Publix, CVS, Winn Dixie, Liquor store and bank ) Up Back Beach Rd three miles is Buddy's seafood market. You gotta go to Buddy's. Just east of that is the Beach's newest attraction; Pier Park, where luxuries like an IMAX theater, upscale shopping, dining and entertainment are always in high gear. Get some Kilwin's salt water taffy there to take home. And no - it is not 'airport' taffy. While at Pier Park go see the pier ! The new county pier is the biggest in the state and you can see amazing creatures below the surface and some being pulled up by lucky anglers. To our west, cross Lake Powell into Walton County and Scenic Highway 30-A which is dubbed the 'Design Coast' for it's famous New Urbanist communities including Seaside, Alys Beach, Watercolor and Rosemary Beach. Carillon was one of the first on the coast started in the early '80's.
We hope to see you !
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 20, 2018
About Ed Cavin
Ed caught the Redfish from shore !
Ed Cavin purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Ed Cavin chose Laguna Beach
We like the roomy lots which provide more privacy and the lack of cars makes our days much more relaxed. The landscape is fantastic. We have the best of both worlds here. The wild Florida of Camp Helen and Lake Powell as well as the convenience of suburban amenities plus all the leisure beachside activities anyone could want. Young or young at heart !
What makes this Cottage unique
Close to convenience - far from 'civilization.'
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great House for Family
I brought 4 kids with me for the week. This house was fantastic. I thought it may be a little hassle being 'off the beach', but the walk is very very short and not really any different from other houses on the beach where we have stayed. You can't really see the beach from the house, but we enjoyed it very much anyway. It is a very short walk to check out the beach from the boardwalk over the dune. Wonderful layout and furnishings.
And, the owner is very friendly and helpful.
Excellent - loved it and will return!
We had an excellent stay. The home is wonderful and location amazing. And the owners very attentive and prompt -- overall I recommend Summerlight very highly! Can't wait to return.
this is a lovely home to stay in while enjoying all that Carillon beach has to offer. the kitchen is very well stocked with great appliances ,dishes & pans. There are many extras offered like bikes, beach chairs and plenty of beach toys. the screened in porch was well used during our visit. hope to return next September. Owners were great to work with. Great place for a small group.
This was our third time to stay in Carillon and Summerlight is our favorite house by far! Love that it is so close to the beach and love the large screened in porch! The house has pretty much everything you need and is well stocked. Owners were very easy to work with and were very helpful. We would love to stay here again on our next visit!
The owners of this property were very easy to work with, and we appreciated that they called to check on us once we arrived to be sure everything was suitable. For a family traveling by plane and unable to bring a lot of items, this place has everything you need. The bikes were great to have, sand toys, beach chairs, games, etc. It's fantastic to have such a short walk to the beach. This was our 3rd visit to Carillon and we would stay here again.
Perfect home for a family wishing to stay in Carillon Beach
House is everything as advertised - great location (just steps from the beach), well stocked, very clean, and easily accessible. We loved the fact that the living spaces were on the first floor with the bedrooms up on the 2nd floor - meaning that all the items needed for trips to the beach (or to one of the three pools Carillon offers) were in close proximity. My kids definitely made use of the bikes, the various sand toys, and all the other items that the owners so graciously provided. My family has stayed in Carillon previously but Summerlight easily tops the other location. Also the owners were a delight to work with and I really appreciated the follow-up communication to ensure we arrived safely and were able get acclimated to the home. I highly recommend this home for the family looking for a beach getaway - you will not be disappointed!
Carillon Beach, Sunnyside Beach, Laguna Beach, Panama City Beach areas, Florida Northwest, Florida, USA. 20 miles west of newly built Beaches International Airport in Panama City (code ECP ) accessible via Delta and Southwest, 40 miles east of Valparaiso International (code VPS ) Ft Walton Beach and Destin airport via US Air, Delta, American Eagle 60 miles east of Pensacola (code PNS) via United, American, Air Tran and Delta
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We do not have a damage deposit. We use the honor system. We only take Saturday to Saturday rentals in high season. There is to be no smoking on the property, and no pets. Thank you.
We ask for 50% of the total rent cost immediately by check mailed to our home to hold your reservation. We ask for the remaining 50% to be paid at least 30 days prior to your arrival.