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Fisherman's and Nature Lover's Gulf Front Paradise.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

Luxury custom built gulf front home on Florida’s forgotten coast at Lanark Beach, built in 2005. Easy access using elevator, inside stairs or outside stairs. Enjoy your view of Alligator Point, Bird Island, Dog Island and St. George Island. Watch the dolphins, cranes, birds, fish and pelicans from your private dock, mooring, porch or directly from your living room/dining room. Lanark boat launch is less than1 minute away and Carrabelle's public boat launch is 4 miles away.

This house has 2 separate rental units:

Dolphin Watch 1 is on the second floor. It has twelve gulf front windows, 1 glass sliding door and a lovely covered porch for your enjoyment. There are two bedrooms, 1 ½ baths, gourmet kitchen, adjoining dining room with large living area. All rooms have ceiling fans, central air & heat, hardwood or tile floors. Covered gulfside porch with seating area.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed, walk-in closet, deluxe bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and separate toilet room. Second bedroom has queen size bed and ½ bath in hallway. Fully equipped laundry room. Gourmet kitchen includes all appliances, cookware, dishes and other necessities. Kitchen bar opens to dining room which seats 6 in front of beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Living area has comfortable sitting group with 37” flat screen TV, DVD, VCR, radio. Bedrooms have TV with DVD.

Dolphin Watch 2 is on the third floor. It has 2 bedrooms with queen size Beds and one full size Bathroom. Kitchenette, small Living and dining room With gorgeous view over looking the Gulf.

Large covered porch overlooking Gulf of Mexico and barrier islands. This unit is ideal for 2-4 persons. The rates are lower for the smaller unit. It does not have a full size Kitchen or a Washer and Dryer.

First floor is covered parking

Public championship golf course-St.James Bay, Wakulla Springs State Park, Ochlocknee River State Park, Historic Apalachicola, Lighthouses, WWII Museum, St. George Island, Mexico Beach, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee and more all within a short driving distance.

Keywords: Gulf front, island view, fisherman's paradise, luxury home, private dock, clean, comfortable, fairly new, quiet area, kayak, location, animals, natural area.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Hans

I'm original From Germany. Live in Carrabelle/ Lanark Bch since 1992. Love to live here, Fishing, Scalloping, Boating, Hunting and watching Dolphins and Birds. Enjoy Nature and Retirement!

Hans purchased this house in 2005

Why Hans chose Florida

We traveled through here by motorhome and liked the beautiful, natural, quiet forgotten coast. We first purchased a small home then built this home in 2005 as our primary residence. Family matters required us to put this beautiful house on the rental market.

What makes this house unique

Watching dolphins, cranes, birds, pelicans and mullet jump. The sunrise and sunsets here are so beautiful and peaceful. Also, fishing off our private dock, boating, kayaking, spending the day at Dog Island are very nice benefits of this home and area. The boat launch at Lanark is only one minute away.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Fisherman's and Nature Lover's Gulf Front Paradise.
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

Great place to stay for a couple of days or a month

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Location was perfect, close to marina and all my favorite fishing spots. House was emaculate. Dock has plenty of water even at low tide for boat mooring. Need to fix the water access to the fish cleaning station. The view from the second floor is spectacular, loved watching sun set.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was beautiful and very well kept. It has everything you need for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Hans for sharing your lovely home with us. We stayed here for our anniversary and brought our 21' Carolina skiff to fish. The home had a great dock and literally only feet from the launch!! We had such a great time fishing and enjoying the views!! We loved the non tourist town and the friendly atmosphere of the locals!! We plan on coming back for two weeks next year!!!! Definitely out new anniversary get away!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dolphin Watch 1

  • 4 of 5

This was our third year of staying here. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hans is always very helpful and courteous. He has a very clean and well maintained rental. We highly recommend the property-Hope that we can stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good value and experience

  • 4 of 5

Property : accommodation were excellent . Dock on the water accepted a boat tie up which was critical as this was a fishing vacation. Even though we missed "prime" fishing time we limited out each day. The access to beach is non existent but a rental boat provided what we wanted. The lay out of the home and the view was superb and Hans keeps it in top notch condition.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Dolphin Watch II to celebrate our 40th anniversary. Needless to say, we have celebrated a lot of anniversaries, and taken a lot of vacations, but this vacation was one of the best, if not THE best one ever. The unit was clean, comfortable, and very welcoming. Despite the fact that our arrival was delayed twice by traffic delays, Hans was there to meet us and show us around. The view was everything promised in the description. Every picture came out great, and we enjoyed another beautiful sunrise every day. We loved going over to "Bird Island" in the kayaks we brought with us. We saw horseshoe and hermit crabs, every shore and sea bird we could name, sea turtles, a manta ray, and dolphins. If you love nature and peace and quiet, you will love this place. If you need attractions and entertainment, this is not for you. We plan to go back next year. Florida's "Forgotten Coast" is a place we want to remember forever!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Get Away from it All

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for clean, comfortable place to catch fish that is definitely off the beaten path, this is the place. We enjoyed our stay even though the weather did not cooperate and March is not the best fishing month. Plenty of local attractions within easy driving distance. The best places we found to eat were on St George Island and in Apalachicola rather than Carrabelle. Caught lots of 12-14 inch sea trout from the pier. Keepers have to be 15 inches:-(.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carrabelle, North West Florida

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £239
Cleaning fee £80 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carrabelle, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1/2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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