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The Ocean Restores the Soul...

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Carrabelle - Life with Purpose...

Peaceful, calm and tranquility bring stress levels to virtually nil.

Located just inside SummerCamp Beach West on Hwy 98 where Hwy 319 and 98 intersect. It couldn't be easier to find. Life with Purpose is situated with stunning views of the spectacular Gulf of Mexico. With 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths, and an open living plan, this house is perfect for a couple's get-away. It is less than 50 steps along the sand-walk/boardwalk to the beach. Honestly, visiting will make you want to stay forever...

Please be mindful when booking, that this is not Destin or PCB. The Apalachicola National Forest literally runs to the shoreline. The beach is beautiful for relaxing, wading, and taking in the beauty.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Phil Davis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Phil Davis

We came looking for a temporary place to live and fell in love. We also live in the neighborhood and wouldn't have it any other way.

Phil Davis purchased this house in 2013

Why Phil Davis chose Florida

This house is perfect for two. We have plenty of room and love the layout of the house.

What makes this house unique

This property is in a St. Joe community. The neighborhood is small and we love it that way. Most of the time you'll feel like you are far far away and on your own secluded piece of paradise. The shoreline is surrounded by natural beauty. There is plenty of room to walk, sit or lay out. But the beauty is found in the natural plant and animal life. You can even sit in the shade on our beach! You won't want to miss this slice of the good life!


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

The Ocean Restores the Soul...
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Everything We Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home just last week and it was just as advertised. It's a beautiful beach cottage with all the amenities you should need during your stay. The community the house is in is gorgeous and quiet. The pool area is so nice and we went over every evening after being at the beach all day and we had the pool to ourselves most nights. You also have access to kayaks which is a nice perk. The owners were very responsive to any questions I had leading up to our stay. We didn't need them during the stay, but I'm assuming they would've been just as helpful and responsive. We loved our week in Carrabelle and staying in this home!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House on the "Forgotten Coast"

  • 5 of 5

Check-in was great. Went directly to the cottage. Doors unlocked. Keys on the counter.

Can take in the sunrise from the master bedroom.

Tips on local restaurants and sites were very informative.

Peaceful, quite, serene -- especially "Inspiration Point." Spiritually and physically healing.

The pool was great and a big plus! On most days we had it to ourselves. Woo-hoo! A "private pool"

So, even with rain all three days, our visit was peaceful, restful, and we were able to finish the books we brought to read.

We will be back! We will not forget the Forgotten Coast,

The Wilsons

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great experience to spend the last week of summer vacation with our 8 year old grandson! The cottage was perfect in size and beautifully decorated. Very comfortable furnishings with all needed amenities. Kitchen was nicely supplied. The overall setting was private, lovely, and serene. Beautiful pool area and lovely, natural beach. The owners were responsive and provided direction and lists of suggested restaurants and activities. It was nice to be away from all the traffic, fast food, and high-rise hotels. Not your typical beach trip.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and comfortable. The location is great for the outdoor enthusiast. It is Florida Coastline at its best, unspoiled and breathtaking. Amenities are great. The pool is huge and well maintained. Kayaks are set out every day for your use. Low tide provides a great exploration of tidal wildlife. If you want a beach Carabelle Beach is a few minutes drive and St George Island about 40 minutes. The location is very rural so be prepared to get your provisions in Tallahassee on the way in. Phil and Lari were great hosts. Thanks for a relaxing and wonderful week!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at The Ocean Restores the Soul. Pictures do not do the house justice. The home is very clean and felt as if it were just recently built. The house met every expectation we had and more. We felt as if we were staying at a resort.

We loved sitting on the screen'd front porch. I enjoyed coffee on the porch every morning watching the sun rise and listening to nature. The view of the ocean was very calming, you could see the ocean from inside the house too. I can't sell the screen'd front porch enough. I brought a book, magazines and my Ipad, and didn't open 1 of them. Nature kept me in AWE. The whole area is peaceful.

The owners left us a list of places to eat.....We really enjoyed Emmy's for breakfast and 2 Brothers had the best fish. We did not use the kayaks. We did use the pool every day, we had it to ourselves no one ever came to the pool when we were there. I enjoyed walking around the area too. Lots of pictures!! Lots of Nature!!

A special Thank You to the Davis' for allowing us to bring our dog on vacation too.

We would stay again for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in rentals in this area, and this one matched up with the high level of comfort and convenience found in this community. It is a short walk down to the beach or to the pool. It has a great screened in porch on the front for relaxing, it is fully appointed with everything a family could need, and is well maintained. The entrance with laundry was very handy when we came back from the beach or pool. The owner was very accessible if we ever needed anything. We highly recommend this place and we'll definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
St. James Bay
Nearest Motorway
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Sopchoppy Pizza
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
St. George Island - white sand and big wave action
Car: necessary

IGA Grocery & Dollar General -Carrabelle, FL - 15 min.

Walmart, fast food/family restaurants, urgent care, pharmacies, etc. - Crawfordville, FL - 25 min.

Apalachicola - quaint small historic town - 30 min.

Tallahassee - malls, theaters, Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Trader Joes, Publix, all restaurants, museums - 50 minutes


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Carrabelle, North West Florida

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Non-refundable Cleaning £61
Tax Rate 9.5%

$500 deposit to book listing. Will be applied to total amount due.
Taxes 9.5%
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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:
  • 1472 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
The beach is natural and the area very secluded. We feel like we are in a world away. There are times during the year that are particularly interesting. March - horseshoe crab mating October - fiddler crabs

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