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The Ocean Restores the Soul...

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Peaceful, calm and tranquility bring stress levels to virtually nil.

Located just inside SummerCamp Beach West on Hwy 98 where Hwy 319 and 98 intersect. It couldn't be easier to find. Life with Purpose is situated with stunning views of the spectacular Gulf of Mexico. With 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, and an open living plan, this house is perfect for a couple's get-away. It is less than 50 steps along the sand-walk/boardwalk to the beach. Honestly, visiting will make you want to stay forever...

Please be mindful when booking, that this is not Destin or PCB. The Apalachicola National Forest literally runs to the shoreline. The beach is beautiful for relaxing, wading, and taking in the beauty.

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Phil Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Phil Davis

We came looking for a temporary place to live and fell in love. We also live in the neighborhood and wouldn't have it any other way.

Phil Davis purchased this house in 2013

Why Phil Davis chose Florida Main North West

This house is perfect for two. We have plenty of room and love the layout of the house.

What makes this house unique

This property is in a St. Joe community. The neighborhood is small and we love it that way. Most of the time you'll feel like you are far far away and on your own secluded piece of paradise. The shoreline is surrounded by natural beauty. There is plenty of room to walk, sit or lay out. But the beauty is found in the natural plant and animal life. You can even sit in the shade on our beach! You won't want to miss this slice of the good life!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

The Ocean Restores the Soul...
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful house. Great location for us.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful house. It is in a wonderful location for us. We love to fish and this house is close to the lanark boat launch we like to use. Look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Would highly recommend this to any one who is looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful natural setting. This is old Florida at its very best. The home is just awesome. Could not believe how pretty it was and very clean. The pictures really do not do it justice.

The setting among all the trees, morning views of the sunrise, and walks along the beach were just great.

I brought my two dogs and they loved it. Will definitely be back! Thank you for opening your lovely home to us.

Kathy, Gigi, and Sprout

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Relaxing Week

  • 5 of 5

The Ocean Restores the Soul is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

The property was the perfect size and has everything you need.

The "kids", two Chihuahua's, enjoyed walks and exploring the unspoiled beach.

It was so nice to spend time away from the fast paced world and just enjoy the peace and calm.

Would definitely love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home just last week and it was just as advertised. It's a beautiful beach cottage with all the amenities you should need during your stay. The community the house is in is gorgeous and quiet. The pool area is so nice and we went over every evening after being at the beach all day and we had the pool to ourselves most nights. You also have access to kayaks which is a nice perk. The owners were very responsive to any questions I had leading up to our stay. We didn't need them during the stay, but I'm assuming they would've been just as helpful and responsive. We loved our week in Carrabelle and staying in this home!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the "Forgotten Coast"

  • 5 of 5

Check-in was great. Went directly to the cottage. Doors unlocked. Keys on the counter.

Can take in the sunrise from the master bedroom.

Tips on local restaurants and sites were very informative.

Peaceful, quite, serene -- especially "Inspiration Point." Spiritually and physically healing.

The pool was great and a big plus! On most days we had it to ourselves. Woo-hoo! A "private pool"

So, even with rain all three days, our visit was peaceful, restful, and we were able to finish the books we brought to read.

We will be back! We will not forget the Forgotten Coast,

The Wilsons

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience to spend the last week of summer vacation with our 8 year old grandson! The cottage was perfect in size and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable furnishings with all needed amenities. Kitchen was nicely supplied. The overall setting was private, lovely, and serene. Beautiful pool area and lovely, natural beach. The owners were responsive and provided direction and lists of suggested restaurants and activities. It was nice to be away from all the traffic, fast food, and high-rise hotels. Not your typical beach trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St. James Bay
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Sopchoppy Pizza
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
St. George Island - white sand and big wave action
Car: necessary

IGA Grocery & Dollar General -Carrabelle, FL - 15 min.

Walmart, fast food/family restaurants, urgent care, pharmacies, etc. - Crawfordville, FL - 25 min.

Apalachicola - quaint small historic town - 30 min.

Tallahassee - malls, theaters, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Trader Joes, Publix, all restaurants, museums - 50 minutes


Rates & Availability

Carrabelle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 9 2016 - Jan 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
1 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.5%

$500 deposit to book listing. Will be applied to total amount due.
Taxes 9.5%
Call for additional holiday rates/dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1472 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The beach is natural and the area very secluded. We feel like we are in a world away. There are times during the year that are particularly interesting. March - horseshoe crab mating October - fiddler crabs

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