Let your worries float away in the Carrabelle River as you relax at 'The Belle,' a large 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental home that sleeps 5. Treat yourselves to a peaceful getaway in a grand old house that exudes as much historic charm and character as the little fishing town it calls home. Admire the best views in town from 1,200 square feet of covered porch space where you can watch stunning sunsets - all from an unforgettable retreat on Florida's Forgotten Coast.
Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed, Twin Sofa Bed
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This 1,950-square-foot hideaway is perched high on an ancient sand dune offering total privacy while being right in town. Ideal for 2 couples, the home features a split floor plan with bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. The more spacious master bedroom with an en-suite bath includes 2 rocker-recliners and a flat-screen TV. The second bedroom is adjacent to another full bathroom and laundry facilities.
Start your day with coffee on the porch of your choice. Early birds can catch the sunrise from the little porch swing off the kitchen. It’s fun to watch boats heading out to sea from the front porch.
Retreat to 'The Belle' for easy afternoons overlooking the water. This home boasts most of its original early 1900’s architecture and charm, yet top to bottom restoration completed in 2017 allows you to enjoy all the modern-day amenities expected for an easy vacation. This spacious house with huge porches provides ample space for your group to spread out or socialize. Outdoor seating includes rockers, Adirondack chairs and hammocks.
Gather in the kitchen to prepare your evening feast. Local seafood is available for purchase just blocks away. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinetry, and expansive granite counters to ensure that cooking for a crowd can be done with ease. Bring your gourmet delights into the formal dining room or wine and dine al fresco on the screened porch.
For a glorious evening head out to the furnished wraparound porch for panoramic views of the sun setting over the Carrabelle Harbor. Turn on the fans, sit back, watch the boats returning and enjoy the quiet. Or venture out for some nightlife!
Carrabelle is overflowing with eco-tourism, and this home is in the perfect spot to explore several important natural environments. You'll be nestled on the edge of Tate's Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest - each hosting some of Florida’s best bird-watching, hiking trails, and bike routes. Kayaking and canoeing are favorites in the region with many options to access the surrounding waterways.
White sand beaches are the pride and joy of Florida's Forgotten Coast. Stay local with a day at Carrabelle Beach, just 5 minutes away, or venture to St. George's Island, with pristine beaches ranked among the Top 10 Beaches of America for several years, just 25 minutes away. Beach towels, beach blankets, chairs and an umbrella are provided.
Fishing is another main attraction in Carrabelle. ‘The Belle’ has plenty of space to store your boat trailer on-site, and is just 1 block from a public ramp! Rentals and charters are readily available too. Spend a rejuvenating day at nearby Dog Island, a beautiful island known for its white sand beaches along with great shelling, crabbing, bird-watching and shore fishing - only accessible by boat. Water taxi service is available on select days.
Take a leisurely stroll down into town to live like a local for the day. Visit some of the quaint shops and restaurants or utilize the 2 public docks and fish cleaning station. Visit up to 4 museums, a large park and playground that's only 1 block away, and the friendly little library. Don’t forget to get your photo taken at Carrabelle’s claim to fame: The World's Smallest Police Station! You may also want to explore Apalachicola, famous for some of the best oysters in the country and home to more shops and restaurants, all just 20 minutes away.
Enjoy championship golf at St. James Bay Golf Resort, just east of town. They also offer tennis courts and a restaurant serving 3 meals. Day trip favorites include Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida’s capitol city of Tallahassee, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, and St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and Apalachicola, to name a few.
THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE
Evolve Vacation Rental Network is on a mission to make vacation rental easy for guests. Every property in our network has been vetted and verified so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, your designated Guest Contact will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, free WiFi, 2 flat-screen TVs with Netflix, in-unit laundry machines, expansive screened and open porch space, gas grill, boat trailer parking, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and much more!
- Picturesque Carrabelle location - Perched atop a sand dune with 'the best views in town' - Right on the harbor/river and just steps from the charming fishing town!
- No smoking
- No pets allowed. Additional cleaning fees will be assessed if evidence of a pet is found
- Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
- Children are welcome but please note the yard is not suitable for play. Huge porches and a large parking lot are fine for play and there is a playground just 1 block away – please ask for details
- The maximum occupancy for this property is flexible with prior homeowner approval (fees may apply)
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
- Photo ID may be required upon check-in