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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 - 7 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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 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 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Rosemary-rich Dunes and Shangri-la Serenity at Carillon Beach----Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 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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2 0

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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Milton (Atlanta area)

Great House, Best view!

  • 4 of 5

The whole experience was very special, and allowing dogs just made it that much better. To wake up and watch the sunrise right on the beach was awesome as well as the spectacular sunsets. We hated to leave. I would encourage the owner to provide basic amenities, however. Perhaps toilet paper in every bathroom, dishwashing liquid, and perhaps shampoo and conditioner. Just a starter amount. All in all, I would book this house again. You never really need to leave, because the house and it's location are all you really need. Well maybe that and a good book(which they have plenty of).

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so sorry you were not supplied with toilet paper or dishwashing liquid! These items, plus paper towels, are usually provided. Shampoo & conditioner are not provided since most people have specific products for their kind of hair. I'm glad that you loved our home & its location! Please come back & give us another chance with the amenities.
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Shangri-LA lives up to it's name!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience we had with our stay at Shangri-La/Carillon Beach! The house was incredible and the location just a few steps away on your own private boardwalk! Sunsets that are just beautiful, crystal clear water, and per our kids..."This was the best trip we've had to the beach!". How often do you get 4 teenagers to say that LOL! In simple terms, anyone staying here will not be disappointed.

Thank you to the Shangri-La owners again for putting this house on VRBO!

Blessings from the Weavers of Texas

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!!! We're so happy that you enjoyed our home as much as we do. Please stay in touch! Joan
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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 $385
security deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $300
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.