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

Bedrooms 2
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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Kim Dodd
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

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 Panama City Beach Area

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!


Sunnyside Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Beachy keen!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Carillon and the two if by sea cottage is perfect! Well appointed, easy Beach access, darling decor!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay!!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend 2 winters at "Two, if by Sea" and it was truly a home away from home! It had all the amenities that we needed and was charmingly decorated. Kim could not have been nicer to work with. Definitely a winner!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I loved having you there and wish you safe travels and health in the future!
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EXACTLY what I wanted!

  • 5 of 5

Had to find something for a long weekend, early November, for me, my husband and his parents. Wanted a 'cottage' versus a condo or a hotel. Wanted to be close to PCB but absolutely not in PCB. Wanted to be a short walk to a beautiful beach. Well, Two, If by Sea checked every box AND THEN SOME, since it has been decorated so nicely, charming without being kitsch, with a real holiday feel. Love love love that veranda, love the privacy and coziness of the downstairs living area and am a fan of the Carillon Beach area. THANK YOU!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage located in great beach community

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Two, If by Sea in Carillon Beach. The cottage has all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay. Each bedroom has it's own bath, plus the cutest half bath on the main floor. There are tons of restaurants in the area, but we also enjoy cooking, and the kitchen is well equipped to handle any meal. We love the privacy afforded by Carillon Beach, the beautiful white sand beaches, beach chair/umbrella service, and watching sunsets every evening. It was hard to leave, and we hope to come back again. Thanks Kim, for sharing your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental property!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at "Two, If by Sea" was nothing less than amazing. Kim Dodd, the owner, made us feel like family and not just guests in a rental home. Her attention to every single detail made our trip perfect. The sandcastle cake that was waiting for us at arrival was delicious--we ate every bite! The fresh flowers in the house made us feel right at home immediately and we enjoyed them every day. The coloring book and colored pencils that were provided added an extra special touch to the trip and were definitely appreciated.

My family has been coming to Carillon Beach for many, many years, but this trip had special significance for many reasons. I will never be able to say "thank you" enough for making our trip unforgettable. We will definitely look forward to staying at "Two, If by Sea" again on our future trips to Carillon Beach! Thank you for making this trip the best one yet. The genuine hospitality that we enjoyed will never be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable cottage with great location!

  • 5 of 5

We just left today and really enjoyed our stay at "two, if by sea"! The house was adorable, very well stocked, clean and had everything we needed. When we arrived we were greeted by beautiful fresh flowers and an adorable sandcastle cake, such a nice touch! I would highly recommend this property for a small family or girls week/weekend. Thanks so much Kim, we had a great week:)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Sunnyside Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 19 2017 - May 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 23 2017 - Aug 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 16 2017 - Sep 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 6 2018
2 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Mar 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 6 2018 - Apr 18 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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