3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Tower, Sleeps 8, patios, w/comfy casual coastal interior!
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 30 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - We do not have a pack 'n play, high-chair or crib.We do not have a pack 'n play, high-chair or crib.
No pets - Pet-free property. $350 fee will be assessed. Pet-free property. $350 fee will be assessed.
No parties/events - Carillon is a special place-please no loud partiesCarillon is a special place-please no loud parties
No smoking - Tobacco free property. $350 fee will be assessed Tobacco free property. $350 fee will be assessed
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - Beds for 6 adults and 2 children - 8 total. Beds for 6 adults and 2 children - 8 total.
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - Proof of age may be required.Proof of age may be required.
- Guest must provide their own beach towels. Do not take our white bath towels or linens off the property.
- All rental golf carts must be rented from "Coastal Cars and Carts". This is a Carillon ordinance effective Feb. 21, 2019.
- Requests to change check-in or check-out times must be approved in advance of arrival. No changes to check-in/out allowed during peak summer months.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum 1-day vacancy between guest stays
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Wonderful Home, Beautiful Beaches
We had 4 adults and 1 child at Glimpse of Heaven and had a wonderful time!! The home was beautiful, clean and spacious. The owners were extremely easy to communicate with and very friendly. The house was steps to the walkover and one of the most convenient properties we have stayed in, you couldn't get much closer other than being directly on the beach. The home came with 4 beach chairs which was wonderful and set up right near the walkover. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and all the conveniences that our beach house has to offer!
Very cozy stay
This is a very comfy, cozy home. Very convenient, short walk to the beach. Nice sitting area out back, and enticing balconies. Would definitely recommend this home and would stay again without a doubt.
Family Quality Time
We really enjoyed our second visit to A Glimpse of Heaven (appropriate name). Our family loved our breakfast each morning around the big table and relaxing on the sofas at night. Our three year old made sure we pulled out the board games so she could teach us new rules. We normally speed all our time on the beach but this year we did spend some time at the family pool. This area was perfect for a three year old to swim and play. Our trip could not have been better and our home for the week was wonderful.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Great experience. The owners are friendly and helpful along the way. The few issues we encountered (which are expected with rentals from time to time) were addressed very quickly! I would definitely recommend this home to someone looking for something in this price point as I think it is fairly priced. We have stayed in multiple homes at different price points in Carillon.
A few items to note, which could be more perceived based on my own preferences:. I wouldn’t let this deter me from renting again, just more about expectations being in line with what you are paying for. As I said, I do think the house is priced fairly.
The two showers (stand-alone on first floor and in master) are very small, but functional.
The air conditioning system as a whole would have been my only real “complaint.” The system was likely not sized adequately for the home and you must keep the blinds closed to keep the home cooled. We stayed in October. All of this was identified in the instructions from the Owners we received.
I really believe it should have been separated into two or three separate units when originally designed. Nonetheless, it cools okay, but you cannot enjoy the beautiful scenery around you from inside the house because the blinds are closed.
I like to sleep with the thermostat set around 67 and never above 72 throughout the day. The owners have the thermostat set between 76 in the day and 71 at night and you can’t temporarily adjust it below 70. It always resets at every programmed temperature change. I woke up every night around 2:30am burning up, having to adjust it back down to 70, from 74. Considering this is a rental, I highly recommend this being modified.
On move out/move in day, people leave the doors open and all the heat rises to the crows nest. This creates for a very hot first day in the room with the twin beds. We bought a box fan arrived to force some cool air up the stairs to cool it down. This is something that happens with many of the homes with the similar upstairs bedroom. It could really use its own air conditioner. Make sure to be considerate for the next group of kiddos when you are moving out.
Thank you for the feedback. We have recently replaced the entire AC system including new inside and out side units. It is a larger system with improved efficiency.
A Glimpse of Heaven
A Glimpse of Heaven is truly just that. The house is beautiful, well equipped and close to the beach. Thank you for sharing your lovely home.
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.
Bob and Vicki Thomas
About Bob and Vicki Thomas
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
Bob and Vicki Thomas purchased this House in 2015
Why Bob and Vicki Thomas chose Sunnyside
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.
What makes this House unique
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.