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'My Little Dream Cottage' Luxury Family Home Carillon Beach

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Carillon Beach Ph XXVII - My Little Dream Cottage

House, 3 bedroom/2bath/sleeps 8

This custom designed home has an open floor plan, three-sided wrap around porches, loads of upgrades, including tongue and groove ceilings, wainscoting, built-ins, hardwood flooring, fireplace, marble, oversized luxurious baths, custom closets, and a designer kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. This home also includes built in WiFi and a washer and dryer for added convenience. One of the newer homes in Carillon Beach, it has wall mounted flat screen tvs in each of the three bedrooms and in the living room. Two of the three bedrooms have tempurpedic king sized mattresses. The screened porch faces the Bellview park, the largest of the three community pools with a kiddie pool, adjacent to the basketball and tennis courts, and the playground.

We also,provide beach towels, and bicycles (5), as well as a baby bed, pack-n-play, and high chair.

The home is a short 4 minute stroll, down picket fenced lanes to the beautiful private white sand beaches of this fabulous gated community. While at the beach, resort style lounge chairs and umbrella are set up daily for your exclusive use. (Mar-Oct). Back at the house, an outdoor shower makes the cleanup after the beach a breeze. The community is ideal for biking, walking, and running. Other community amenities include a chapel, a bell tower, 8 dune walkovers to the private beach, a coffee shop, a restaurant/bar, and a general store with bicycle rentals, all within this 24 hour manned gated community. This community is safe for kids and families to walk and ride bikes through out. Carillon is located just 20 minutes from Panama City airport (ECP), 2 blocks from two major grocery stores, and just a few miles west of the impressive 'Pier Park' that has shopping, movie theaters, bars, restaurants, live music, etc. Carillon is adjacent to Rosemary beach and only 7 miles from Seaside but without the congestion and traffic of 30-A.

Bring your friends and family to enjoy this truly great Florida Beach home. The casual yet elegant style of this home will allow you to relax and while away the lazy days within Carillon Beach. It is our hope that your stay at 'My Little Dream Cottage' will become a 'family tradition' as it has with ours. Book your reservation today!

PLEASE NOTE: Sorry, no pets or smoking so that all of our guests can enjoy their stay. Minimum age to rent is 25 years old. A $180 cleaning fee plus a 11.5% FL sales tax added to all rentals. The purchase of a $59 Property Damage Policy through VRBO or a $500 refundable security deposit required.

Keywords: ...3 bedroom/2bath beautifully furnished quintessential one story family friendly Florida beach home in Carillon Beach which sleeps 8

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rodney/Robin Hawthorne
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Rodney/Robin Hawthorne

After seeing Carillon beach featured in Southern Living magazine 10 years ago, we made our first visit. Upon arrival, our family realized we had found the perfect community for our family to enjoy forever. With our five children, we look forward to spending our vacations and holidays at 'Our Little Dream Cottage' in this paradise community. We hope that we can create the same experience for our guests.

Rodney/Robin Hawthorne purchased this house in 2012


based on 34 holidaymaker reviews

'My Little Dream Cottage' Luxury Family Home Carillon Beach
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in "My Little Dream Cottage" for he past 4 years. We have loved every minute of it! The house is always clean and everything is provided that you could need. Robin is a great with answering questions and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed at My Little Dream Cottage (MLDC) for, I believe, 3 years during the week of July 4th. We've been visiting Carillon for 7 years or so. We love this community and we love MLDC. We truly feel at home here. Carillon is so peaceful and quiet. While other communities on 30a have their perks I'm sure, we enjoy the beauty, serenity, and security of Carillon. And, we just love MLDC. If we ever have the pleasure of building a beach house, we will use a blueprint of MLDC. MLDC is roomy, open, and airy yet cozy and homey. The kitchen is open amd there's ample living and dining space. Our extended families vacation the same week in other homes at Carillon and we've enjoyed hosting cookouts and seafood dinners of 19 people comfortably at MLDC! The front and side porches act as extensions of the living areas. We begin and end our days rocking in the rocking chairs on the porch. During the day, the porch is the perfect place to warm up and dry off from the pool or beach. The bedrooms of MLDC are spacious and the two king beds are so comfortable. The master suite is especially accommodating with a humongous closet that could almost act as a 4th bedroom (we set up a pack n play for our 10 month old in the closet and still had room to walk around). The 2 bathrooms are also large and luxurious with spa tubs and showers. Ceiling fans are in each room. In the back of MLDC, there's a shower, firepit & chairs, and a storage shed. The home is well-stocked with plenty of pots, pans, plates, utensils, etc. There are tons of towels and beach towels, which is such a wonderful space saver for your suitcase! There are also movies, games, and books. Another big help, especially for those with kids, are the other items that are provided including a high chair, pack n play, air mattress, cot, wagon, bikes, pull cart, baby float, beach toys...the list goes on and on! MLDC's location is also ideal. The home is immediately next to Bellview Park, which includes a pool, baby pool, basketball court, playground, tennis courts, and lawn. The pool is just steps away! And, don't worry! You can't hear a peep from the pool. MLDC is also near my favorite part of Carillon: the Promenade, a shadey walkway through Carillon to the Chapel & shops. The Promenade is simply beautiful, with trees arching overhead. MLDC is a scenic 5 minute walk past the Carillon bell tower to the beach. Lastly, the owners are a joy to work with. We love MLDC and are counting down the days until we return!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything needed for your vacation except your food. It is located just beside a swimming pool and only steps to the beach. It is very well stocked with beach and bath towels, linens and the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. One of our favorite places at the house was the front porch and side screened in porch. It is very kid friendly and good for any handicap or elderly persons. . The only steps are the ones at front porch and back deck which are only 3-4 steps. The owner was wonderful to work with. We hope to stay here again and would definitely recommend it.

The kids rented bikes to ride to the beach crossovers. I would suggest if you have anyone in your party with a disability that you rent a golf cart for your stay .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing week in an awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

My Little Dream Cottage, exceeded our expectations in every way! Dream Cottage was plenty big, clean and well maintained, and was very well furnished! We loved the proximity to the beach and to the pool which was right next to us! The owners were responsive from when we first showed an interest in the house, throughout the whole process. I guess the best thing we can say about it is, we plan to return to the same house next year. We made a week of wonderful memories at Dream Cottage. I wholeheartedly recommend this house to others!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a great location. This house is clean, cozy and the perfect getaway for any couple, family or "Girl's Trip"! Large kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms and beautiful decor make for an enjoyable stay. Enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails on the lovely porches. Also for cool evenings gather around the fire pit located in the back just off the screened porch. Just a short stroll to beautiful beaches or if you are not up for the beach the pool is right next door! Tennis and basketball courts are also footsteps away. On the square of Carillon there are several restaurants that we walked to and the food was delicious! What a great beach community! We can't wait for many more trips to this beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WAY above our expectations

  • 5 of 5

My Little Dream Cottage was absolutely great house for our vacation to Panama City. We had family from Germany visiting, and they loved the cottage, location to the niche shopping/dining area, and obviously Carillon Beach. Rodney and Robin were fantastic to work with. When we booked the cottage online for four days, we were advised by Rodney that they were only accepting reservations for at least a week for the time period. We said OK, but the VRBO site stated something different. Rodney and Robin honored the mistake on the site and allowed the stay. Thanks a million!

The beach is private to the community, so there's always space and not alot of craziness from the other beaches. I really enjoyed the four lounge chairs reserved for us each day.

The cottage has everything a family would need for their stay, including high chair, extra fans, blankets, kid bed, etc. The storage house out back has all the outdoor necessities for the beach, tennis, bicycles. I really liked the outdoor fire pit. I brought my own wood from the house, but there was already some here. I highly suggest this house for anyone looking to have a family vacation that's within a five minute walk to the beach. We will be returning. Thank you Rodney and Robin!!


  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Emerald Coast Northwest Airport


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carillon Beach Ph XXVII, Panama City Beach

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
11 Sep 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £410
Cleaning £147

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 Carillon Beach Ph XXVII in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Cot
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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