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Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Comfortably, Shoreside House With Water Views

** LAST MINUTE EASTER AVAILABILITY!** Contact us to book!

FREE High Speed Internet with WiFi - FREE Netflix - FREE Onsite Laundry - FREE Use of Propane Grill

Maximum Occupancy is 6 total people

VISIT OUR WEBSITE for in depth details about the Windwood House. Beach description, list of items in the kitchen, info about local attractions and more!

Is the Windwood House right for you? You can expect a peaceful, calm retreat in this private home. We have a few vacant, wooded lots to the left and right of the home so you don't often see a neighbor. Yet we're also located right on Highway 98 for easy access to everything you may want to explore. This is a single unit home - meaning you have the entire home to yourself. No upstairs or downstairs neighbors like in a condo. The shore is just steps away and we don't often have people walk by. Windwood is located in a small, quaint town. No hustle and bustle. No loud, touristy, commercialized attractions. You can count on beautiful nature and friendly people. Our beach is small, quaint, and calm with gorgeous tall pines right to the shore. It is well protected by a sandbar, offer sea creatures a protected area. We often see horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, tons of fish, lots of birds like egrets and ospreys, dolphins, and sharks.

This home offers gorgeous views, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two balconies, a ground level deck with a picnic table, a nicely appointed kitchen, flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and beach access just steps from the house. Also, there are large beaches with big waves and big sand dunes within a 15 or 20 minute drive (Carrabelle Beach, St. George Island).

The living room and every bedroom has an amazing view of the water!

The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen with all the necessities for cooking. We’ve stocked all the basics you’ll need such as pots and pans, silverware, knife block, plates, glasses and more. There is a microwave, toaster oven, a range (stove/oven), refrigerator, dishwasher, two blenders (better safe than sorry, right?), a Keurig, and a regular coffee maker.

The living room directly adjoins the kitchen and has a pull out couch, love seat, flat screen smart TV (Netflix is included!), and has a wonderful balcony. There is also a small dining table here.

The third bedroom is also on the first floor and has a very comfortable queen size bed, flat screen TV, Blue Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, and windows overlooking the water.

Also on the first floor is a full bathroom with a modern vanity and tub/shower.

On the second floor you’ll find the master bedroom is nicely appointed with a comfy queen bed, private balcony, flat screen TV, Blue Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, spacious closet and a workstation. Plus, if you’re traveling with a baby, this room has enough space to easily fit a pack and play.

Also on the second floor is the second bedroom which has two twin beds (that can easily slide together if a couple would like to use this room), a flat screen TV and smart DVD player.

The second floor bathroom is nicely appointed with a modern vanity and tub/shower.

The ground level features a spacious deck with a picnic table, propane grill, and Adirondack chairs that are lightweight and can be carried to the shore.

There is covered parking underneath the house plus additional parking in the front drive.

The region is famous for outstanding fishing-from protected bays, to the open Gulf waters, to the winding rivers of Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panacea. Just 35 minutes away is the town of Apalachicola which is famous for their oysters and Florida's Seafood Festival held every November.

Now a bit more about the house...

Bedrooms:

Master (2nd floor): Queen bed

Second Bedroom (2nd floor): Two twin beds

Third bedroom (1st floor): Queen bed

Living room (1st floor): Queen pull out couch

Bathrooms:

Two full bathrooms, both with tubs.

More Details

Owner
Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert

Linwood Gilbert of St. Petersburg, Florida owns and rents out this family vacation house.

Our family has been vacationing in the Florida panhandle since the 1970s and we love the area. Linwood built this house with his mother in the mid 1980s and we've recently renovated the property.

We love the area and are happy to share this wonderful home.

Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert purchased this house in 1985

Why Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert chose Florida

Our family fell in love with Florida's Forgotten Coast in the 1970s. Our family started with a small place on Carrabelle Beach, but unfortunately the property burned down and the beach has all but disappeared. Next was a cute cottage in the same area, tucked into a wooded lot of of Highway 98. Next, the family was ready to build a house and just loved this location. Close to the grocery store but still feels out of the city. Plus the easy access of being right on Highway 98 and the beach right behind the house made it a perfect fit.

What makes this house unique

There's something about waking up to a sunrise across the Gulf. Getting a cup of coffee, walking on the beach and watching the birds hunt for fish. The serenity recharges you.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carrabelle in Franklin County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom, First Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom, Second Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor, private balcony, flat screen TV, workstation
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Second floor, twin beds, flat screen TV, DVD
    Third Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , First floor, flat screen TV, DVD, views of water
  • All bedrooms have flat screen TVs and views of the Gulf.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
This is a beachside house sure to offer lots of fun in the sand. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Reviews

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Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 39 reviews
Georgetown, KY
5

Perfect Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Windwood house was the perfect retreat for my family of 6. The house was clean and had all of the necessities and more for a home away from home. My Kids (All under the ages of 6) loved the home and had so much fun (we did have to hide the board games on day one because the kids had Jenga EVERYWHERE so heads up if you have youngsters, hide the games lol). The ocean view was perfect! The sunrise was absolutely beautiful, and the weather, though not beach and sun-bathing friendly for us, allowed us to see lightening over the ocean, which was a beauty of its own. Due to the storms, the beach was covered in seaweed and kind of icky, but that made for more wildlife for my little explorers to experience. There were crabs, fish, sting rays, frogs, and so much more right around the home. Before sunset one evening we even caught a glimpse of dolphins swimming in front of the sand bar in the distance. For beach time, when the weather permitted, we drove a few minutes into town and played at the Carrabelle Beach, or drove about 20 minutes to St George Island (which was great for waves and hunting for sea shells). We even took a day trip into Panama City one day (2hr drive from house) and spent the day being tourists at Pier Park.

IGA is just a few minutes from the house in Carrabelle, and we were able to get groceries there and cook most of our meals at the house. There is also a Walmart in Crawfordville, FL about 40min away if you need something IGA doesn't have.

We left behind a few floats and beach toys for other kids to enjoy. I would HIGHLY recommend the Windwood home for any family looking to get away. I plan on bringing my family back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanceville, Alabama
4

The Windwood was exactly what my busy family needed!

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a private/quiet location to relax and unwind, the Windwood will easily exceed your expectations! The hosts were very attentive and the house was exactly as described.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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5

Fishing was awesome

  • 5 of 5

My husband brought his kayak & fished all around the bay, caught plenty of sea trout!! We really enjoyed our stay!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Had a wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful we had carefree and relaxing vacation thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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5

We loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to sit back and relax. If you like privacy you will like it here.

If you like a more public beach you can go into Carrabelle. You are just a few miles from St. George Island which also has beautiful beaches and is a great place to visit for the day.. We could see St George Island from the house. Carrabelle has an IGA grocery store which was very convenient. The house is very nice, beds quite comfortable. The house has a well planned layout. All the rooms have views of the gulf. I give it an A+ rating.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and Peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Windwood House. It was the perfect spring break for my small family. The small private beach was just right for my little kids to play on. I would recommend water shoes or sandals however. We were able to rent a tandem kayak for the entire week from a nearby business that even did delivery and pickup. The water was calm enough that we could use the kayak everyday. The house fit our family well and had all of the conveniences that we would have needed. My 7 y/o son loved exploring the water for shells and small crabs(and there were plenty). The sand bar and Dog Island really do protect this area from excessive wind and waves so we never had to be concerned about the conditions unlike some other public beaches that at times had 6 foot waves.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

The Pearle Restaurant
"Quaint restaurant with delicious, local food."
Angelo & Sons Seafood
"Great seafood (and more) at a beautiful waterfront restaurant."
Carrabelle Junction
"Great coffee shop right in Carrabelle"
St. James Bay Golf Club
"A top rated area golf course"
Fisherman's Wife
"Great little place with local seafood"
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
"Beautiful park complete with an amazing spring"
Fathoms Steam Room and Raw Bar
Hog Wild BBQ
WatersEdge Pizza
Crooked River Lighthouse
El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
St George Island Lighthouse
Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe
Bjs Pizza & Subs
Aunt Ebby's Ice Cream Shop
Paddy's Raw Bar
Black Marlin Bar
Dolores Sweet Shoppe
Up the Creek Raw Bar
The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe
Owl Cafe
Hole in the Wall Seafood & Raw Rar
Apalachicola Seafood Grill & Steakhouse
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Carrabelle-Thompson Aiport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Harry's Bar and Package
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Pearle
Nearest Beach
7.3 Miles
Carrabelle Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carrabelle, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Labor Day
31 Aug 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£711
for 4 nights
From
£146
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£962
for 5 nights
From
£167
 
 
Christmas & New Years
21 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£962
for 5 nights
From
£167
 
 
Winter 2018
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
28 night minimum stay
£2,077
for 28 nights
£2,217
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£627
for 4 nights
From
£125
£837
£2,844
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £230.25
Cleaning Fee £115.12 + Tax
Pet Fee £76.75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Additional payment options may be available. Email hello@windwoodhouse.com for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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