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Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Sleeper, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Two, If By Sea, a beautiful Florida style cottage designed by architect Gary Justice, is about 500 feet from Beach Walk Over #1 and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This cottage is loaded with charm and amenities throughout. Beadboard, whitewashed floors, and double swings on the big front porch are the setting for the quintessential southern vacation. The two bedrooms upstairs are outfitted with queen sized beds, built-in televisions, have their own baths, and both open onto a quaint balcony that overlooks the heavily landscaped front yard. Downstairs, an open living/kitchen concept is furnished in a casual coastal style with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The half bath off of the kitchen is an eye-catcher with blue glass tile floor and is fitted with a galvanized bucket for a sink. This bathroom opens into an outdoor private shower, good for rinsing away the day's sand or showering beneath the stars. Two, If By Sea has a beautiful yard with a white picket fence. The pergola at the front entrance to the property houses a quaint turquoise picnic table, perfect for a morning cup of coffee. If you want to go exploring and leave the car at the cottage, request the two beach cruiser style bikes and travel about in old-fashion style.

Carillon Beach is our home away from home. We love to go and really and truly get away from it all. It feels secluded and yet it is less than 10 miles from the bustling Pier Park in Panama City Beach and 2 miles from the storied 30a corridor, home to Rosemary Beach and Seaside. The community of Carillon has its own Market Street featuring shopping, dining, a fitness center, spa, and yoga studio. There are regular concerts and movies on the green during the summer months. Two, If By Sea guests have access to 3 swimming pools (one on the beach and two that are heated), tennis courts, a basketball court, a newly renovated playground, 8 beach walkovers, it's all here.

Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a home-base for an action packed vacation, or a place to relax and restore, look no further than

'Two, If By Sea'.

Comments from renters:

We've stayed in several houses in Carillon and 'Two, If By Sea' is now our favorite! We loved the front porch swings; the decor in all of the rooms, the personal touches! The flat screen tv was a big hit too! What a great house! Thank you! We sure hope to stay at Two, If By Sea again!'

The Ellis family

'We fell in love with Two If By Sea. After everyday, we would come back to this wonderful house and relax. We shared many laughs on the front porch. Thank you for allowing us to share your home.'

Thank you for the blessing of this house!'

The Lutts family

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More Details

Kim Dodd
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kim Dodd

Our family has lived on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida for over 30 years. Several years ago we found a place at Carillon Beach. It was a quiet slice of what the beach is for our family, a place to gather and relax in a charming and old-fashioned community.

Many a day as I walked our dog through Carillon, I looked longingly at the charming little guest cottages scattered about and thought wouldn't it great fun to be able to share the magic of Carillon with others. Here we are, six years later; my dream has come true and I am opening the doors of my little Florida style cottage for others to come and begin a life together, rest and reflect on a grand life together, celebrate a new life soon to come, or just celebrate the beauty of life.

My business, Southern Serendipity, invites you to come and experience southern hospitality in a magical place.

Why Kim Dodd chose Laguna Beach

Our Company, Southern Serendipity, is all about hospitality. Two, If By Sea is sweet and charming and is a throw-back to old Florida, and yet, it has fabulous amenities! If you are looking to experience something wonderful--a honeymoon, a babymoon, an anniversary, an unforgettable get-away, we would love to create that moment in time for you. I have a servant's heart and would love to get to know you and tailor your experience at our charming Florida-style cottage, Two, If By Sea.

What makes this cottage unique

Think of Carillon Beach as Seaside without the traffic. And that's really true. The architecture and community planning is similar, renowned architect Lloyd Vogt was Carillon's town planner. Because it's a gated community, the homes don't experience heavy traffic. The public is welcome to enjoy the downtown area, but the streets are relatively quiet. We love the proximity to the bigger city attractions in Panama City Beach and Destin, and the convenience to Seaside and Rosemary.. but once you're here, there's really no reason to roam! Add to that, wonderful pools, a playground, tennis courts, a lake with paddle boarding, and the downtown area all within walking distance. In our minds nothing compares to Carillon Beach. Once you visit, you won't want to stay anywhere else!


Laguna Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , glass tile floor bucket sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews

Two If By Sea ~ Sweet

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just perfect from the time we pulled up and saw the front porch swings and bicycles to the time we Had to leave. We walked in the front door to see fresh flowers and a sand castle cake...beautiful touches. The cottage is decorated perfectly, makes you instantly relax. Everything we needed was provided and Kim was the best hostess ever. We would stay here again with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the sweet review! I am so glad you stayed at Two, If By Sea and hope you will return someday😊?
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Cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

What a cute cottage! Kim made sure everything was perfect for our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Thanksgiving break

  • 4 of 5

We had a great holiday in a very cute house.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the holiday at Two, If By Sea!
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Charming, cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This property was awesome. Fresh flowers, delicious sandcastle cake, and everything one could want. Classy southern charm!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! So glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Perfect small family retreat!

  • 4 of 5

The house lent to a perfect first trip for our 3 month old daughter! We had forgot her pack-n-play and luckily there was one in the master closet! The showers were great and our little one fit right in the master bath sink. The house was very close to the beach and pool, as well as, a short bike ride to downtown. TV and wifi worked well; kitchen was nice and stocked well; the front porch swings were so nice and relaxing. We love Carillon and enjoyed this house so much! I wish we had known beforehand that the washer wasn't working, and I would've packed extra for our daughter, but not a real big deal.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you had a lovely stay in spite of the lack of washer/dryer. It was scheduled to be replaced before your arrival, however, the recent hurricane activity in and around Florida left us with a delayed shipment and delivery date. I should have given you a heads up!
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Awesome experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage, "Two, If by Sea" was amazing. It was decorated very cute and we loved how the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook while we were there. We very much appreciated the beach toys and beach chairs (with umbrella) available to us. We felt right at home. The gated community is so pretty and peaceful. The beach was beautiful - white sand and plenty of shells. Would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review!! I am so glad you enjoyed the cottage and the Carillon Community...a hidden gem😊
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Rosemary Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf World Marine Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Credit card payments and direct deposits are accepted as well as a check in the mail. 25% is due upon acceptance of reservation and a check must be received within 7 working days or the reservation will be cancelled. A $250.00 deposit is required and is held by the Home Away Co. This deposit will be refunded within 10 days of your check-out if there are no issues with the home. There is a money-back guarantee for any reservation cancelled at least 30 days before the check-in date after which time the deposit will be retained for the cancellation. Any rent money collected before the 30 day cut-off will be returned.
For any reservation cancelled less than 30 days prior to the check-in, the deposit will not be returned. If the cancelled reservation can be re-sold however, then 80% of the rental income collected will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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