Let Coastal Retreat, with its private beach located directly on the gulf, be your next vacation spot. This beautiful 3-bedroom, 2-bath beach home is the place for you if you desire a getaway from your fast-paced lifestyle, in a quiet, relaxed setting. Built in 2011 and impeccably maintained, it offers plenty of seclusion with 100 feet of white sandy beach as well as an abundance of natural vegetation. Conveniently located an hour's drive from Tallahassee, 15 minutes from St. George Island Bridge and 20 minutes from Apalachicola, our home offers a an open, spacious living space along with a large deck overlooking the gulf with views of both Dog Island and St. George.
Sit outside during the day and watch dolphins play among the waves lapping the shore. Enjoy brilliant star-gazing at night. Just steps away you can spend time shore fishing, crabbing, swimming, and snorkeling in protected waters. Walk across the street to hike in Tates Hell State Forest. We offer WiFi and cable TV for those who feel a need to touch base with the outside world. Come and enjoy our little piece of “The Forgotten Coast.”
Please check out our newest addition, Bayou Retreat, also located in Carrabelle (4 miles from Coastal Retreat) (VRBO property # 1099281).
Other features of the surrounding area include:
Tate’s Hell Nature Trail, St. Marks Wildlife Refuge with great hiking, alligator-gar filled pools and beautiful dome cyprus swamps, the historic Carrabelle Lighthouse and Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, charter fishing, glass-bottom boat rides at Wakulla Springs, and Panacea's Gulf Specimen Marine Lab with touch pools for children. Drive 20 minutes to the charming town of Apalachicola, with its quaint shops and numerous restaurants.
Annual events in the local area include:
January: Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off
February: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
March: St. George Island Chili Cook-off
April: Carrabelle River Front Festival
April: Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival and Grunter's Ball
May: Panacea Blue Crab Festival
June: Big Bend Salt Water Classic Fishing Tournament
July: Local Fire Works on 4th
October: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
November: Apalachicola Seafood Festival
December: Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights