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Rosemary-rich Dunes and Shangri-la Serenity at Carillon Beach----Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10-14 guests 6 bedrooms 4 1/2 baths

Have you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and serenity? Where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight? Of course you has everyone since time began. Sometimes it is called Utopia.

We call it Shangri-la (Lost Horizon, 1933).

Imagine the moment you arrive...your eyes focus on the emerald green waters of the you are standing on your own private dune walkover just steps from the pristine sugar white breathe in the salt air and feel the Gulf breeze. Whatever worldly concerns you brought with you simply wash away with the ocean waves.

WELCOME TO SHANGRI-LA, our beach home and one we proudly share with you. Built into a beautiful sand dune, rich with sea oats, Shangri-la is a 3-story, 40 foot tall, sky blue 'sand castle.' Tucked in behind it is a white picket-fenced courtyard with our 2-story guest house, La-ti-da. This courtyard is completely closed off and is an excellent area for young children or pets to play. And yes, we are PET FRIENDLY.

Both inside and out, Shangri-la and La-ti-da, some 4,000 square feet, are professionally designed and decorated, employing color and space to be both beautiful and functional. Large enough to accommodate between 10 to 14 guests(depending on the mix of adults and children), our 6 bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms and common areas allow for flexibility with sleeping arrangements.

Believe it or not....there are two 12' long teakwood suspended bridges spanning the second and third floors...amazing to see...a truly one-of-a-kind experience. You will not find another vacation home like Shangri-la.

More Details

Joan Sheppard
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd floor with 2 sink areas
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , entry level
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest house-La-ti-da
    Bathroom 6 - shower , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower, not really a bathroom
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom-2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Master bedroom in Guest house, La-ti-da
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Set of bunk beds in Guest house, La-ti-da
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
You may want to check out the 18-mile bike trail from nearby Rosemary Beach to Alys Beach to Watersound to Seagrove to Seaside to Grayton Beach to Blue Mountain Beach to Dune Allen Beach. Check out the Carillon Beach website for up-to-date activities & events:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rosemary-rich Dunes and Shangri-la Serenity at Carillon Beach----Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! We'd love to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, CC! We’d love to share our home with you anytime! 😎?🐬?⛱
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Fantastic house

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 generations stay at Shangrila and Latida. 10 adults (ages 91 to 27) and 2 grandchildren (ages 6 and 4). It was perfect. The houses are loaded with character and Joan and her team are most accommodating. There is plenty of space on the beach...we have stayed at several other areas along 30A and this was not the case. Had use of a kayak and other beach chairs and toys. Rented a golf cart for the week which was perfect to transport the younguns (and old ones) to the three pools (one pool very accessible to the house...maybe 150 yards away). Kitchen is well stocked with anything you need, including an ice-maker. Access to the beach can't be beat. Can't say enough about this rental. We plan to return to Shangila and Latida.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We work hard to provide a great experience for our guests. Carillon Beach & Shangri-la are hidden gems on the Emerald Coast! I hope you'll return for your next family beach trip! Joan
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  • 5 of 5

For those that like bullet points like I do:

- Great View

-Great sounds of the Ocean at Night on back porches

-Private Access is awesome for coming and going to this home as needed from the beach

-Beautiful Water

-Not Crowded like many beaches

-House is perfect / Our son loves Latida Cottage - like he has his own apartment

-Close to Publix/Winn Dixie for buying groceries

-Owner is super easy to work with and she and her staff always make sure everything is in order


-This was our 2nd year in a row and WE WILL BE BACK!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, TW & fam!!!
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Nice place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We found the location and home to be comfortable for our family. Being on the beach was the most important and this home is as close as it gets. We loved it and will return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: K, we're so glad you enjoyed our home on the beach! We'll welcome you back anytime. joan
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We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

The house was as described and the location was perfect! It was very clean. I was a little concerned about it being pet friendly but I didnt see any trace of a pet:) We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
NW Beaches Int'l Airport (ECP)
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $400
Pet Fee $300
security deposit $1,000

Security & Pet deposits are due when your beach dates are booked & confirmed by owner.
All prices are subject to change.
Check-in is 4pm(CST); Check-out is 10am(CST)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.