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"A Glimpse of Heaven" Gulf Views! Steps to Sand! Private Quiet Beach!

People9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Space 2,003 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8, 4 patios w/comfortable, casual coastal interior!

Get "A Glimpse of Heaven" at our 3-story beach house vacation rental in Carillon Beach - A Village by the Sea!

Relax and enjoy the gentle sea breeze and the pleasant surroundings in a safe and secure, private 24-hour, gated community.

We have beautiful gulf views where you can hear the waves and see the water from our 2nd and 3rd floor balconies. Our vacation rental is located on Beachside Drive, as close to beachfront without being on the beach! We are just steps away from the white, sugary sands - 2 houses to the nearest dune walkover!!

1ST FLOOR

● Open family/living room with access to the large front porch and outdoor seating

● Well-appointed kitchen with all the conveniences you would expect in your own home

● Dining area seats 6 to 8, plus additional seating at the breakfast bar

● Family room has 48" LED HDTV with Blu-Ray player and video library

● Comcast Xfinity TV (including ESPN)

● High-speed Internet/Wi-Fi

● Convenient 1st floor Guest bedroom en suite with a Queen bed

● Full-size bathroom with stand-up shower

● Closet, ceiling fan, TV and DVR

● Perfect for parents or in-laws (no stairs to climb)

2ND FLOOR

● Spacious Master bedroom with King bed

● Large private balcony with gulf views and outdoor seating

● Master bath has separate shower, Jacuzzi tub, and double vanity

● Ceiling fan, closet, TV and DVR

● 3rd bedroom en suite with Queen bed and window seat area

● Full-size bath with a tub/shower combination

● Private balcony with patio set, facing rear side of the property

● Closet, ceiling fan, TV and DVR

3RD FLOOR

● Tower has 2 twin beds (plus twin air mattress) and ceiling fan

● Balcony with near 360 degree panoramic view of Carillon Village with amazing gulf views

● Four Adirondack chairs to enjoy the evening sunset or watch dolphins in the morning

BACKYARD

● Raised deck with arbor, patio table and chairs to relax outdoors in the shade

● Gas grill to enjoy a cookout and dine al fresco with your family and friends

● Outdoor shower with warm and cold water to rinse off after a day at the beach

● Storage closet where you will find spare beach chairs and beach accessories

BEACH

● Enjoy easy access - No need to load up the car or golf cart and make a long haul

● Less than 50 steps to beach walkover #4 from our property

● Two reserved beach-sets (4 chaise lounges) consisting of double lounge chairs with cushions and umbrella with daily setup and take down service

* Beach-sets available March 1st to Oct 15

** Inclement weather may delay setup or require early take down to prevent injury

CARILLON POOLS & SURROUNDINGS

● We are just around the corner from the Beach Club pool, on the beachfront, offering plenty of chaise lounges to sunbathe or sit under the cabanas to read a book and enjoy the shade

● Less than 5 minute walk to Lakeside pool, with designated adult-only swim hours

● Less than 5 minute walk to Bellview Park pool (heated in winter) plus a children's pool, playground, tennis courts, basketball court, and grassy play area

● Meeting house/chapel is less than a 5 minute walk

● Carillon Village Market with restaurants, fitness, yoga, bicycle rental, and spa

● Publix & Winn-Dixie supermarkets plus CVS less than 1/4 mile from Carillon entrance

All this and more, our beach house offers "A Glimpse of Heaven" right here on Earth!

PLEASE NOTE: During the peak summer season, maximum stay is 7 nights, with Saturday to Saturday changeover with firm check-in & check-out times. See calendar for exact dates. No changes to check-in / check-out times during summer.

● TOBACCO FREE HOME

● NO PETS ALLOWED

● WE DO NOT RENT TO COLLEGE-AGED STUDENTS (Must be 26 years or older, proof required)

More Details

Owner
Vicki and Bob Thomas
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2017

About Vicki and Bob Thomas

We are the Thomas Family...Bob and Vicki Thomas, along with 2 daughters. We live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We have always dreamed of owning a second home near water, a place where we can escape from our busy lives back in Texas, and R-E-L-A-X!!!

We fell in love with the Emerald Coast of Florida with its beautiful white, sugary sand beaches and clear, refreshing waters plus the nearby lakes. We could not have asked for more. We are very fortunate and blessed to have found our 2nd home in Carillon.

We are very excited about building lasting family memories and to be able to share our beach home with others. We hope that you will be able to build your own lasting memories with your family and friends too.

Blessings,

Vicki and Bob Thomas

Vicki and Bob Thomas purchased this house in 2015

Why Vicki and Bob Thomas chose Florida

After staying at different locations and visiting several communities along Scenic Highway 30-A , we discovered Carillon. We love the casual, costal living of what we now call 'A Glimpse of Heaven'. It is the perfect size for us and our extended family and friends, with a convenient downstairs 1st floor bedroom and bath for our parents, numerous porches providing additional space to spread out, where we can hear the waves and experience an awesome view of the beach without actually being beachfront property.

The charming feel of the community including the Beach Club Pool that overlooks Carillon's private beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Plus there are 2 additional pools, a gated entrance providing safe, secure and quiet streets where you and the kids can ride bikes, golf carts and play outside (unlike Seaside, Watercolor, Rosemary, or Seacrest).

The location of 'A Glimpse of Heaven' is a short distance (less than 50 steps) to the nearest dune walkover. The beach is QUIET, not to mention beautiful! Nearby Carillon Lake and Powell Lake offers freshwater fishing, paddle boards, boating or skiing. It is more than we could have asked for!

All the homes in Carillon include features like shaded porches that capture the gulf breezes and high-ceilings that create airy rooms full of light. Each home is custom designed by an approved, licensed architect and constructed by an approved, licensed builder. Even though the overall character of the community has been maintained with strict guidelines and quality control, there are no two homes in Carillon alike.

Both homes and amenities in Carillon contribute to weaving a fine community fabric that is functional while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. It is a place where family, neighbors and friends can enjoy the environment and each other, while feeling safe and having a true sense of community. In a word… it is home.

What makes this house unique

We were drawn to our house because of its comfy, casual coastal interior, perfect floor plan, proximity to a private beach consisting of approximately 104 acres and 3900 feet of white, sugary sand bordering the Gulf of Mexico.

Lloyd Vogt, a renowned architect from New Orleans, was engaged to develop our town plan. Lloyds love of historical preservation coupled with his knowledge of traditional urbanism formed the look and feel of what Carillon is today. He knew the plan needed to recognize that a community beside the seashore has different requirements from a typical town layout. It was important that the towns arrangement make the beach accessible both physically and visually. The features and their placement emphasized a sense of community, and were planned to encourage pedestrian, bike, and cart traffic.

Besides the gulf, the plan was designed around two important aspects of Carillon; one natural element and one man made.

● Totally within Carillon is Lake Carillon, a 13 acre fresh water lake. The lake is brimming with local flora and fauna including lily pads, bass, and turtles, as well as an important stopping-off point for migrating ducks and other birds.

● The Carillon bell tower is the center of our community, and all of the roads in Carillon lead to bell tower circle. The bell tower contains 35 bells, and it chimes on the hour during the day; reminiscent of village bells that once rang to announce important local events.

It was important that all homes within Carillon be unique, but also share a similar nature that would become the Carillon style. Along with the masterplan for the community, Lloyd Vogt also developed the architectural guidelines for home design and construction.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Panama City Beach in Bay County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2003 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1st Floor Guest Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Master Suite Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Master suite -2nd floor - double vanity - large closet
    2nd Floor Guest Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Outdoor shower - Shower Enclosure , Hot & cold water in rear of house
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • 1st Floor Guest Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    2nd Floor Guest Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Crows Nest - 2 Single Bed
  • Twin size air mattress also available
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our standard check-in and check out times are: >Check-in time: 3pm Central >Check-out time: 10am Central Golf Cart rentals available through South Walton Beach Buggy (850)267-2278 or www.sowalbeachbuggys.com (effective 2/21/17, this is the only approved golf cart rental company for Carillon). Must register with Carillon Association prior to arrival. Must be 26 years or older to rent - proof required! We do not rent to college students.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8965516 based on 29 reviews
5

Great relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home! Plenty of space for our family. Steps to beach and pool. We would definitely do it again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5-star review! We also love how close our property is to the beach, beach chairs and beachfront pool! So convenient! Please keep us in mind for your future travel plans!
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Ft. Mitchell, KY
4

Easy beach access

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great house and had super easy beach access. The second floor bath toilet overflowed a few times and the first floor bedroom mattress was a little too soft. The new house across the street severely limits the beach view; updated photos would be helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry to hear that you experienced an issue with the bathroom. We strive to make immediate changes when necessary. I wish we had known about this earlier so that we could have made your stay even better.
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Birmingham, AL
5

Perfect location in Carillon! Excellently equipped!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a few houses in Carillon Beach, but this one is our new favorite.

It's right next to the (less than a 1-2 min walk) beachfront pool and from beach walkover #4. The 4 beach chairs and 2 umbrellas that were set up everyday for us were DIRECTLY in front of us at the walkover, which was such a nice treat! Less walking to relax and watch the kids play! It was easy to walk back to the house and make sandwiches for the family and deliver them... no golf carts or wagons needed.

As for the house, I was extra impressed to see they had a well stocked kitchen and hair dryers in the bathrooms - all things I tend to "over pack" with. The TVs had cable, the internet worked well, and there was a game cabinet and DVDs with plenty to choose from!

We loved the automatic door locks - our 2 daughters thought that was the coolest, and we didn't have to worry about keeping up with a house key.

The house was very clean and the furnishing and decor was beautiful!

If I HAD to add anything that we found missing or not perfect for our stay, it was just that there needs to be a metal spatula for the grill... lol. That was seriously it ;). Perfect and gorgeous home in an ideal location... what else could you ask for?

Thanks again Vicki and Bob! We hope to book with you again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Vacation family get to gether

  • 5 of 5

It was my mothers 80th birthday.

The house and amenities were awesome. I would highly recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! Adorable home with great vibe. Owners have thought of everything- would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a pleasant experience at A Glimpse of Heaven. The owners were extremely helpful from replacing a broken grill to where we should go for dinner on our first night. The house was a perfect size and well equipped. We will be back soon. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Northwest Beaches (ECP)
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Holiday Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
Our Little Beach Cafe, The Lakehouse, Donut Hole
Nearest Beach
Carillon Beach
Car: recommended

The primary attraction of the Panhandle of Florida is the beautiful white sandy beach. Carillon Beach is private, consisting of approximately 104 acres with over 3900 front feet of beautiful beaches.

Located in the heart of the property is Lake Carillon, a 13 acre lake, abundant with turtles, bass, migratory birds, blue herons, and an occasional eagle.

The property borders Lake Powell, the largest coastal dune lake in the state of Florida, at about 767 acres, and coveting the designation of a ‘Pristine Florida Waterway.’

The immediate area is rich with the history of sailing ships wrecked off the coast in the 1800s, of a wonderful lodge (still standing) built in the early 1900s and surrounded by Florida forests, wetlands, dune systems, pristine lakes, natural hammocks of native oak trees and unique wildlife.

Within 5-10 minutes to Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seacrest, Seagrove, and about 20 minutes away from Seaside and Watercolor.

Pier Park Panama City Beach is a 900,000+ square foot Florida shopping center and entertainment hub located in the heart of this beachside city. Serving as the premiere Northwest Florida shopping destination, this mecca offers dining, specialty shops, attractions, events and more.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Panama City Beach, 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
 
Summer Time 2017!
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,219
for 7 nights
£3,219
 
 
Late Summer 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,907
for 5 nights
From
£338
£2,491
 
 
Early Fall 2017
9 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,396
for 4 nights
From
£294
£2,188
 
 
Late Fall 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 4 nights
From
£208
£1,552
 
 
Holiday 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,517
for 5 nights
From
£260
£1,885
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,219
for 7 nights
£3,219
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £154.61 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

During Summer months (peak season) maximum night stay is 7 nights with Saturday to Saturday changeover.

Payment by eCheck or Credit Cards accepted on VRBO/HomeAway site.

We encourage all renters to obtain travelers protection insurance.

If your stay is longer than 1 week (non-peak season), additional cleaning fees will apply. The amount depends on length of stay.

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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