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"A Glimpse of Heaven" Gulf Views! Steps to Sand! Private Quiet Beach!

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, 4 patios w/comfortable, casual coastal interior!

Get "A Glimpse of Heaven" at our 3-story beach house vacation rental in Carillon Beach - A Village by the Sea!

Relax and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the pleasant surroundings in a safe and secure, private 24-hour, gated community.

We have beautiful gulf views where you can hear the waves and see the water from our 2nd and 3rd floor balconies. Our vacation rental is located on Beachside Drive, as close to beachfront without being on the beach! We are just steps away from the white, sugary sands - 2 houses to the nearest dune walkover!!

● Open family/living room with access to the large front porch and outdoor seating
● Well-appointed kitchen with all the conveniences you would expect in your own home
● Dining area seats 6 to 8, plus additional seating at the breakfast bar
● Family room has 48" LED HDTV with Blu-Ray player and video library
● Comcast Xfinity TV (including ESPN)
● High-speed Internet/Wi-Fi

● Convenient 1st floor Guest bedroom en suite with a Queen size bed
● Full-size bathroom with stand-up shower
● Closet, ceiling fan, TV and DVR
● Perfect for parents or in-laws (no stairs to climb)

● Spacious Master bedroom with King size bed
● Large private balcony with gulf views and outdoor seating
● Master bath has separate shower, Jacuzzi tub, and double vanity
● Ceiling fan, closet, TV and DVR

● 3rd bedroom en suite with Queen size bed and window seat area
● Full-size bath with a tub/shower combination
● Private balcony with patio set, facing rear side of the property
● Closet, ceiling fan, TV and DVR

● Tower has 2 twin beds (plus twin air mattress) and ceiling fan
● Balcony with near 360 degree panoramic view of Carillon Village with amazing gulf views
● Four Adirondack chairs to enjoy the evening sunset or watch dolphins in the morning

● Raised deck with arbor, patio table and chairs to relax outdoors in the shade
● Charcoal grill to enjoy a cookout and dine al fresco with your family and friends
● Outdoor shower with warm and cold water to rinse off after a day at the beach
● Storage closet where you will find spare beach chairs and beach accessories

● Enjoy easy access - No need to load up the car or golf cart and make a long haul
● Less than 50 steps to beach walkover #4 from our property
● Two reserved beach-sets (4 chaise lounges) consisting of double lounge chairs with cushions and umbrella with daily setup and take down service
* Beach-sets available March 1st to Oct 15
** Inclement weather may delay setup or require early take down to prevent injury

● We are just around the corner from the Beach Club pool, on the beachfront, offering plenty of chaise lounges to sunbathe or sit under the cabanas to read a book and enjoy the shade
● Less than 5 minute walk to Lakeside pool, with designated adult-only swim hours
● Less than 5 minute walk to Bellview Park pool (heated in winter) plus a children's pool, playground, tennis courts, basketball court, and grassy play area
● Meeting house/chapel is less than a 5 minute walk
● Carillon Village Market with restaurants, fitness, yoga, bicycle rental, and spa
● Publix & Winn-Dixie supermarkets plus CVS less than 1/4 mile from Carillon entrance

All this and more, our beach house offers "A Glimpse of Heaven" right here on Earth!

PLEASE NOTE: During the peak summer season, maximum stay is 7 nights, with Saturday to Saturday changeover. See calendar for exact dates.

(Must be 26 years or older, proof required)
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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2003 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    age 26 or above, proof may be required ...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Tobacco free property. $350 fee will be assessed ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Pet-free property. $350 fee will be assessed. Carillon does not allow pets on beach...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Front and back porch stairs to access house...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • 1st Floor Guest Bath: toilet, shower


  • Master Suite Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master suite -2nd floor - double vanity - large closet...moreless

  • 2nd Floor Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Outdoor shower: shower

    Hot & cold water in rear of house...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our standard check-in and check out times are: >Check-in time: 3pm Central >Check-out time: 10am Central Golf Cart rentals available through South Walton Beach Buggy (850)267-2278 or (effective 2/21/17, this is the only approved golf cart rental company for Carillon). Must register with Carillon Association prior to arrival. Must be 26 years or older to rent - proof required! We do not rent to college students....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    in each bedroom and main living room...moreless

  • Games:

    puzzles, board games, dominoes, cards, etc....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    local channels, Comcast Xfinity 80 channels including ESPN...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    View of gulf from 2nd story Master balcony and 3rd story tower balcony Directly across street from beachfront property...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Directly across street from beachfront property Less than 50 steps away from dune walkover #4...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Carillon Lake to east, <100 yards to private lake Powell Lake to west, less than 1/4 mile ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Property is located in Carillon Beach on the far west side of Bay County. Close to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach and Seacrest - approximately 15 mins from Seaside (west). Pier Park is 10 miles to east....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean views from 2nd story Master balcony and 3rd story tower balcony Directly across street from Oceanfront property...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Directly across street from Oceanfront property Less than 50 steps away from dune walkover #4...moreless

  • Resort:

    Gated community 24/7. Salon and Spa. 3 private pools (1 beachfront, 1 heated in winter, 1 with adult only hours), 3900 ft of private beach!...moreless

  • Village:

    Private coastal community w/numerous amenities: 3 pools, lake, tennis and basketball courts, playground, parks, trails, shopping, restaurants, meeting house, fitness, yoga, w/2 grocery stores nearby!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views from 2nd story Master balcony and 3rd story tower balcony Directly across street from Waterfront property ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Directly across street from Waterfront property Less than 50 steps away from dune walkover #4...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    table seats 8 plus 4 stools at breakfast bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    in Carillon Village Market...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    hi-speed internet ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway + Parking in front...moreless

  • Telephone:

    911 access and local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels only...moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    12-cup drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    dish detergent provided...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    fully stocked kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    crock pot, blender, food processor, hand mixer, spices, paper towels, and trash bags ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    master suite front of house, 2nd floor guest bedroom rear of house ...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    bicycle rentals at ShipWreck Ltd. in downtown Carillon Market Village...moreless

  • Boat:

    rentals available at Powell Lake...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    nestled with curvy live oaks and shaded arbor...moreless

  • Golf:

    Holliday (Public course) and Sharks Tooth (Private course)...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    3 private pools 1) Beach Club Pool 2) Eastside Pool 3) Bellview Park Pool [heated in cooler weather] ** No lifeguards on duty - swim at own risk...moreless

  • Heated Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring 2017
Apr 8 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer Time 2017!
May 27 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Summer 2017
Aug 12 - Sep 8, 2017
5 night min stay
Early Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Oct 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Fall 2017
Oct 28 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
Holiday 2017
Nov 18 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

During Summer months (peak season) maximum night stay is 7 nights with Saturday to Saturday changeover.

Payment by eCheck or Credit Cards accepted on VRBO/HomeAway site.

We encourage all renters to obtain travelers protection insurance.

If your stay is longer than 1 week (non-peak season), additional cleaning fees will apply. The amount depends on length of stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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17 Miles
Nearest Airport
Northwest Beaches (ECP)
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Holiday Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 98
Sunnyside, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Our Little Beach Cafe, The Lakehouse, Donut Hole
Sunnyside, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Carillon Beach

Car: Necessary

The primary attraction of the Panhandle of Florida is the beautiful white sandy beach. Carillon Beach is private, consisting of approximately 104 acres with over 3900 front feet of beautiful beaches.

Located in the heart of the property is Lake Carillon, a 13 acre lake, abundant with turtles, bass, migratory birds, blue herons, and an occasional eagle.

The property borders Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in the state of Florida, at about 767 acres, and coveting the designation of a ‘Pristine Florida Waterway.’

The immediate area is rich with the history of sailing ships wrecked off the coast in the 1800s, of a wonderful lodge (still standing) built in the early 1900s and surrounded by Florida forests, wetlands, dune systems, pristine lakes, natural hammocks of native oak trees and unique wildlife.

Within 5-10 minutes to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, and about 20 minutes away from Seaside and Watercolor.

Pier Park Panama City Beach is a 900,000+ square foot Florida shopping center and entertainment hub located in the heart of this beachside city. Serving as the premiere Northwest Florida shopping destination, this mecca offers dining, specialty shops, attractions, events and more.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We are the Thomas Family...Bob and Vicki Thomas, along with 2 daughters. We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have always dreamed of owning a second home near water, a place where we can escape from our busy lives back in Texas, and R-E-L-A-X!!! We fell in love with the Emerald Coast of Florida with its beautiful white, sugary sand beaches and clear, refreshing waters plus the nearby lakes. We could not have asked for more. We are very fortunate and blessed to have found our 2nd home in Carillon. We are very excited about building lasting family memories and to be able to share our beach home with others. We hope that you will be able to build your own lasting memories with your family and friends too. Blessings, Vicki and Bob Thomas

Why the Owner Chose Sunnyside, FL, USA:
After staying at different locations and visiting several communities along Scenic Highway 30-A , we discovered Carillon. We love the casual, costal living of what we now call 'A Glimpse of Heaven'. It is the perfect size for us and our extended family and friends, with a convenient downstairs 1st floor bedroom and bath for our parents, numerous porches providing additional space to spread out, where we can hear the waves and experience an awesome view of the beach without actually being beachfront property. The charming feel of the community including the Beach Club Pool that overlooks Carillon's private beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Plus there are 2 additional pools, a gated entrance providing safe, secure and quiet streets where you and the kids can ride bikes, golf carts and play outside (unlike Seaside, Watercolor, Rosemary, or Seacrest). The location of 'A Glimpse of Heaven' is a short distance (less than 50 steps) to the nearest dune walkover. The beach is QUIET, not to mention beautiful! Nearby Carillon Lake and Powell Lake offers freshwater fishing, paddle boards, boating or skiing. It is more than we could have asked for! All the homes in Carillon include features like shaded porches that capture the gulf breezes and high-ceilings that create airy rooms full of light. Each home is custom designed by an approved, licensed architect and constructed by an approved, licensed builder. Even though the overall character of the community has been maintained with strict guidelines and quality control, there are no two homes in Carillon alike. Both homes and amenities in Carillon contribute to weaving a fine community fabric that is functional while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It is a place where family, neighbors and friends can enjoy the environment and each other, while feeling safe and having a true sense of community. In a word… it is home.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We were drawn to our house because of its comfy, casual coastal interior, perfect floor plan, proximity to a private beach consisting of approximately 104 acres and 3900 feet of white, sugary sand bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Lloyd Vogt, a renowned architect from New Orleans, was engaged to develop our town plan. Lloyds love of historical preservation coupled with his knowledge of traditional urbanism formed the look and feel of what Carillon is today. He knew the plan needed to recognize that a community beside the seashore has different requirements from a typical town layout. It was important that the towns arrangement make the beach accessible both physically and visually. The features and their placement emphasized a sense of community, and were planned to encourage pedestrian, bike, and cart traffic. Besides the gulf, the plan was designed around two important aspects of Carillon; one natural element and one man made. ● Totally within Carillon is Lake Carillon, a 13 acre fresh water lake. The lake is brimming with local flora and fauna including lily pads, bass, and turtles, as well as an important stopping-off point for migrating ducks and other birds. ● The Carillon bell tower is the center of our community, and all of the roads in Carillon lead to bell tower circle. The bell tower contains 35 bells, and it chimes on the hour during the day; reminiscent of village bells that once rang to announce important local events. It was important that all homes within Carillon be unique, but also share a similar nature that would become the Carillon style. Along with the masterplan for the community, Lloyd Vogt also developed the architectural guidelines for home design and construction.

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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • A Glimpse of Heaven!

    A Glimpse of Heaven!

  • Family room

    Family room

  • Dining area - perfect for family dinners!

    Dining area - perfect for family dinners!

  • Well appointed kitchen!

    Well appointed kitchen!

  • 1st floor Guest en suite

    1st floor Guest en suite

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • 2nd floor Guest bath en suite

    2nd floor Guest bath en suite

  • Tower with 2 twin beds

    Tower with 2 twin beds

  • Backyard deck with charcoal grill

    Backyard deck with charcoal grill

  • Just 2 houses to dune walkover!

    Just 2 houses to dune walkover!

  • Carillon Beach Club pool - 7 houses away!

    Carillon Beach Club pool - 7 houses away!

  • Carillon sunset

    Carillon sunset

  • Entry


  • Comfy, casual interior

    Comfy, casual interior

  • Extra seating

    Extra seating

  • 1st floor Guest bedroom

    1st floor Guest bedroom

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • 2nd floor Guest bedroom

    2nd floor Guest bedroom

  • 2nd floor Guest balcony

    2nd floor Guest balcony

  • 3rd story balcony with gulf view

    3rd story balcony with gulf view

  • Outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower

  • For 2017 we have 2 beach sets for 4 people, to enhance your time at the beach!

    For 2017 we have 2 beach sets for 4 people, to enhance your time at the beach!

  • Carillon Beach 
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    Carillon Beach (see video)

  • An evening at &#39;A Glimpse of Heaven&#39; ...  Ah, so relaxing, imagine yourself here!

    An evening at 'A Glimpse of Heaven' ... Ah, so relaxing, imagine yourself here!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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