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

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Get "A Glimpse of Heaven" at our 3-story beach house in Carillon Beach - A Village by the Sea! Relax and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the pleasant surroundings of our safe and secure village, in a 24-hour gated community.

We have a beautiful, unobstructed beach view where you can see and hear the gulf waves from our 2nd and 3rd floor balconies. We are just steps away from the sand, located on Beachside Drive. As close to beachfront without being on the beach!

The main floor has an open living room with access to the large front porch.

The dining area seats 6 to 8, plus additional seating at the breakfast bar.

We have a well-appointed kitchen with all the conveniences you'd expect to find in your own home.

The 1st floor has a spacious Guest bedroom en suite with a Queen size bed and full-size bathroom. This is a perfect arrangement for parents or in-laws, with no need to climb stairs.

The spacious Master bedroom is on the 2nd floor with a heavenly King size bed, double french doors to a huge private balcony and a direct view of the beach! It is the ideal place to read a book, enjoy your morning coffee or night cap / glass of wine to unwind after a day at the beach. The master bath has a separate shower and full-size tub, double vanity and a closet with plenty of space.

Also on the 2nd floor is a third bedroom en suite with Queen size bed, window seat and private balcony facing the rear of the property. Guests can slip away and have their own quiet space to relax. This bedroom has a full-size bath with a tub/shower combination.

Make your way up to the 3rd floor where you will find 2 twin size beds (and air mattress). Step out to the balcony to watch the beautiful sunset with nearly a 360 degree panoramic view of Carillon Village.

We have a raised deck in the backyard with a table and chairs. Relax and enjoy a cookout with plenty of shade and privacy for your family and friends to dine alfresco.

Our house is less than 50 steps to dune walkover #4. No need to load up and make a long haul. You'll enjoy easy access to the beach where you'll find our reserved beach set (double lounge with cushions and umbrella). *Note: Beach set available March 1st to October 15.

We are just around the corner from the Carillon Beach Club Pool, on the beachfront, offering plenty of chaise lounges to sunbathe or sit under the cabanas to read a book in the deep seating furniture and enjoy the shade.

We have an outdoor shower with hot and cold water to rinse off after a day at the beach. All bedrooms have TVs and DVD players, plus a Blu-ray and large screen HDTV in the family room with a video library. Xfinity TV & WiFi w/75MB download.

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

During the peak season (summer), max stay is 7 nights, with Saturday changeover. See calendar for dates.



Sorry, we do not rent to college-aged students. Must be 26 years or older. Proof required.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2003 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Massage


  • 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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

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: 4pm Central >Check-out time: 9am Central Golf Car rentals available through Panama City Golf Cars. Must register with Carillon HOA Gate House. Lights required on golf cars if night driving. 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
  • 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
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beach view from 2nd story Master bdrm patio 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, private lake Powell Lake to west - 1/4 mile...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    House is located in Carillon Beach on the far west side of Bay County and Panama City Beach. Close to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, and Seacrest. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Ocean view from 2nd story Master bdrm patio 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
  • Village:

    Private coastal community w/numerous amenities: 3 private pools & lake, tennis & basketball, meeting house, children's pavilion, parks & trails, shopping, dining, fitness/yoga. 2 grocery stores nearby...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water view from 2nd story Master Bdrm patio 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
  • 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
  • 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 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Sep 10 - Oct 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Holiday Season
Nov 19 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring Break 2017
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 8 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Summer Time 2017!
May 27 - Aug 11, 2017
7 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 11.5%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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

Payment by e-check or credit cards accepted on VRBO site.

We encourage all renters to obtain travelers protection insurance.

If your stay is longer than 1 week, additional cleaning fees will apply. The amount depends on length of stay.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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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
Carillon Beach Ph II, Laguna Beach, FL, USA
Nearest Restaurant
Our Little Beach Cafe & Signature 30a Cafe
Carillon Beach Ph II, Laguna Beach, 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 these 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 of Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, about 20 minutes away from Seaside & 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 beautiful 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 of more. We were very fortunate and blessed to have found our second 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 & Bob Thomas

Why the Owner Chose Carillon Beach Ph II, Laguna Beach, FL, USA:
After staying at different locations and visiting several communities along Scenic Highway 30-A to Panama City, 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 and Cabana overlooks Carillons private beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Plus there are 2 additional pools (1 heated when temp drops below 85) and another pool on the east side, a gated entrance providing safe, secure and quiet streets where you and the kids can ride bikes, golf carts and play outside. The location of 'A Glimpse of Heaven' to the nearest Dune walkovers is a short distance from our property. The beach is quiet, not to mention beautiful! There's nearby Carillon Lake and Powell Lake which 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 Carillon Beach because of its pristine parcel of private beachfront land consisting of approximately 104 acres and 3900 feet of white sandy beaches 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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  • A Glimpse of Heaven!

    A Glimpse of Heaven!

  • Entry / Foyer

    Entry / Foyer

  • Comfy, casual seating

    Comfy, casual seating

  • Breakfast bar seating

    Breakfast bar seating

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • 1st floor Guest en suite

    1st floor Guest en suite

  • 2nd floor Guest patio balcony

    2nd floor Guest patio balcony

  • Tower with 2 twin beds

    Tower with 2 twin beds

  • Backyard deck with charcoal grill

    Backyard deck with charcoal grill

  • Reserved beach set for our guests!

    Reserved beach set for our guests!

  • Carillon Beach - see Video

    Carillon Beach - see Video

  • Unobstructed beach view

    Unobstructed beach view

  • Family room

    Family room

  • Dining area

    Dining area

  • Well appointed kitchen

    Well appointed kitchen

  • 2nd floor patio with amazing beach view!

    2nd floor patio with amazing beach view!

  • 1st floor Guest en suite

    1st floor Guest en suite

  • 2nd floor Guest en suite

    2nd floor Guest en suite

  • 2nd floor Guest bathroom

    2nd floor Guest bathroom

  • Tower balcony with panoramic view

    Tower balcony with panoramic view

  • Outdoor shower w/ warm and cold water

    Outdoor shower w/ warm and cold water

  • Carillon Beach Club pool

    Carillon Beach Club pool

  • Ahhh, evening at A Glimpse of Heaven !!!

    Ahhh, evening at A Glimpse of Heaven !!!

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Sunday, October 23, 2016

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