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Luxury Gulf Front Cottage In Private Gated Community -truly A Gem

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

No Need To Compromise - Gulf Front Luxury At Reasonable Rates

Reverse Living Floor plan ensures gulf front views from the large open concept kitchen, dining and family room. Enjoy unobstructed Gulf views from a huge covered balcony. Vaulted ceilings upstairs and on the covered balcony enhances the space and feeling of openness. Gourmet kitchen is prefect for the hosting your friends and family. Relax and get away from it all in a the huge master downstairs with its private luxury bath. The Kids will love their private get away in a cute bunk room with a single bed on top and a double on the bottom. They too have a private bath. If you have a few little ones, or if you just needs some privacy for reading, an additional room is available right off the master. This cozy spot has a murphy bed and room for a stow away crib. No need to drag in the sand from the beach - this house is equipped with a private outdoor shower that feeds the master bath down stairs. Makes clean ups a breeze. Direct beach access is less than steps away. No need to haul all your stuff. Come and go as you please. Private beach lounge chairs with an umbrella are provided for your enjoyment and comfort March thru October. Carillon Beach is the only private residential community in the area - Unlike crowded beach towns on 30A, Carillon Beach has a private entry with 24 hour security. You can truly let you kids explore on their own and feel safe. Enjoy the only beachfront pool in the area as well as 3 other pools. If you like tennis and golf, Carillon has 2 lighted hard courts. Rosemary Beach tennis club is less than 2 miles away with numerous clay courts and features daily drills that are open to the public - call in advance. Great golf is within 15 minutes as well at Sharks Tooth and Camp Creek - voted in the top 100 public courses in America.

Bill Drotar
Member since: 2016
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Bill Drotar

Bill and Barb have been Owners in Carillon Beach since 2008. As full time residents of Tulsa, we look forward to spending as much time as we can with our family and friends in this truly unique community. The only bad thing about this community is that we have to leave it far too often. We hope you enjoy our property and make Carillon a regular vacation spot for your family and friends.

Bill Drotar purchased this house in 2016

Why Bill Drotar chose Laguna Beach

Quiet Beach Getaway. Close enough to the excitement of 30A but far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet on the most expansive private beach in the region.

What makes this house unique

Direct Gulf Front in Private Community. Close to everything the Panhandle of Florida has to offer.


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Directly off Bunk Room
  • Large Master Suite with access to Outdoor Shower. Make clean up from the beach a breeze.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Twin on Top/Double on the Bottom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 murphy bed , Private area with small Murphy Bed or room for a crib
  • Large Master with King Bed
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Luxury Gulf Front Cottage In Private Gated Community -truly A Gem
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Nice but needs improvements

  • 3 of 5

Lovely home overlooking the beach! Perfect size for a family of 4. Some light/fan switches didn’t seem to work and the master mattress was obviously old and quite uncomfortable. Loved sitting on the porch overlooking the beach and sand dunes but we were afraid to sit at the tables/chairs out there as they were so corroded and breaking apart! With a few updates this will be a 4-star home. Lovely location! ☀️

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carolyn, sorry you had some issue. They have been taken care of per your review. A new king mattress will be delivered on Saturday. We got behind on maintenance when the storms rolled through in Sept and Oct but all the electrical work is being taken care of and the patio furniture has been replaced. I hope you will rent again. I am sure you will like the updates. Best Regards, Bill.
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  • 5 of 5

This property cannot be any better. We stayed 4 wonderful days. Owner was very accommodating and cordial. The house is simply beautiful and the location is extraordinary.

I would recommend this slice of paradise to anyone..

We where 5 people and where very comfortable in the house.

The beach is literally steps away and, white sand, warm water and the occasional dolphins passing by.

5 Stars all around!!!!!


  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beach front, small house with amazing view.

  • 4 of 5

Nothing beats being ocean front. It can be difficult to find a small house if you are traveling as a small family. We have stayed at this property 3 times. The beach view and convenience to the beach walkover and beach pool are great. We love Carillon and have rented various houses here for 18 summers.

Slice of heaven has a new name and new owner though the furnishings remain the same. Several things are appearing warn or slightly broken and could use some attention in the off-season. Mattresses could use an update as well as the towels which are a bit worn

. Our cooler was taken from the side porch one night. No issue with chairs or beach items but we learned to take the cooler inside.

We had a great week at the beach and enjoyed our stay. We were also able to get in the house a few hours early which was nice.

Be sure to bring soaps as these are not provided.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birmingham, Alabama

Love That Deck Baby!!

  • 5 of 5

What a relaxing stay! Many Thanks to the owners for a very relaxing week. Everything is as advertised. We had dinner on the deck several evenings with that beautiful view and sea breeze!!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED staying here! It's so nicely decorated and has everything we needed for our stay. Bill and Barb were a pleasure to deal with! We will definitely come back again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first official family vacation with our 4 year old and 1 year old, who had his birthday while at the beach. Such an awesome trip. The house was perfect for us. We lounged on the beach, cooked all of our meals, and just relaxed - never put on real clothes!!! My kind of vacation. Thank you for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's fantastic- I hope you come back soon. Regards Barb and Bill
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Beaches of South Walton & West Bay County
Car: recommended

Gorgeous Carillon Beach - Gated and Secure Community with 4 private swimming pools, parks with playgrounds, new tennis and basketball courts. Largest Private Beach in the Area. Close to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach. Cute downtown with private gym and shops.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $400

Small dogs with $300 refundable cleaning deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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