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Once Upon A Time- Only 98 Steps To Sugar White Beach, Steps To Resort Pool!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14

One visit to 'Once Upon A Time' and you will know you are visiting an enchanted place! It is the stage for an ultimate luxury beach vacation in a delightful, new, four bedroom, three and-a-half bath, Gulf view, beach retreat with a viewing tower in exclusive, gated Carillon Beach. With a gourmet kitchen, over sized porches, ample living spaces and comfortably sleeping 10, 'Once Upon A Time' is sure to please everyone in your family.

Our beach house is in a prime location less than 98 steps away from almost one mile of sugar white sand at Carillon Beach. No need to tolerate the Seaside traffic or cross 30A to get to the beach when you have all of the privacy and security of Carillon with the conveniences of a vibrant gated resort community.

Carillon, located just beyond the east end of 30-A, is a gated community of single-family homes located within steps to Carillon Beach, Downtown Carillon, Lake Powell and bicycle paths that will take you along the adorable beach communities of Rosemary, Seaside, and Seagrove, and several state parks. There are plenty of amenities at Carillon; including three pools (one heated, one gulf front), beach club, two tennis courts, kiddie pool, basketball court, bicycle rental and, of course, plenty of beach front to enjoy. Enjoy live music at 'Grooving on the Green' during summer, or listen to the music of the Gulf right out your front door. Carillon Beach Chair Service is provided (March 1- October 15) for your pleasure which includes two chaise lounge chairs and a large beach umbrella. Pier Park, the Emerald's Coast newest destination shopping/theater/restaurant complex, is just a 10 minute drive away. Getting to Once Upon A Time is now even easier with the opening of our new airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) in 2011.

Start and end your day sipping your favorite beverage on the third floor tower deck knowing sunrises and sunsets only look this way at the beach. This tropical beach home is brimming with special touches throughout; granite counter tops from South Africa, Italian limestone floors and walls in the bathrooms, European satin-nickel fixtures, Australian cypress hardwood floors throughout and private porches off each bedroom and main living area.

Decorated in West Indian style, this beach house includes all the comforts of home including first-class furnishings, a TV in each bedroom and for those of you who must 'work' while on vacation, you will appreciate our high speed internet and WiFi.

The master bedroom is a private island paradise tucked away on the second level, and is decorated with tranquil sea foam colors and appointed with a king-size bed, and features a private porch with comfortable chairs that makes the perfect place for breakfast or relaxing seclusion.

The master bath features both a stand-up shower and separate tub to melt away any stresses from work or home. His and hers sinks along with an over sized master closet offer ample storage for a week or a month in paradise.

Also located on the second floor is a second private bedroom/bath suite with a queen bed and private deck, a nautical bunk nook with two beds and a bright 'kids room' with a queen Murphy bed, porch and TV.

The first floor guest room is a private suite with queen-sized, pineapple-themed luxury bedding. You will enjoy delightful quiet mornings sipping coffee on the screened porch overlooking the beach boardwalk before heading to the beach for another sun-drenched day of emerald-colored waves that lap the shores of our sugar-white sand beaches.

For the quick grocery trip, Publix and Winn Dixie are just 1/4 mile away. For added convenience, a washer and dryer are also included.

May your time at our new beach paradise 'Once Upon A Time' be filled with relaxing sunsets, cool drinks, and sand between your toes. We know you will come back every year so do not miss your chance to book your reservation today!

Please check our calendar for availability. We keep it up to date. Thanks.

More Details

Property Manager
Brandon McCuin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 November, 2017

About Brandon McCuin

We have enjoyed vacationing on the gulf for a number of years, but after our first visit to Carillion Beach, we knew this was the community we wanted to make our second home. Carillon offers an amazing get away with pristine uncrowded beaches, a private lake, sidewalks, biking, and a convenient location off 30A. We hope you love Once Upon a Time as much as we do.

Brandon McCuin purchased this house in 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Brandon,

Wanted to send you a quick email to say that we really enjoyed our stay at your property last week.

I wanted thank you and Melissa for making the “purchase transition” so easy and for all of Melissa’s help in general!


Best regards
Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Flordia Beaches Intl Airport-ECP
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Castaways Sports
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Castaways, Red Raes
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Carillon Beach
Car: recommended

Carillon Beach is located at the west end of Panama City Beach. It is a delightful gated community that offers easy beach access to the world's most beautiful beaches. It is the perfect community for families and friends to relax and enjoy their vacation getaway. Pier Park is located only 6 miles from Carillon Beach and has so much to offer, such as concerts, shopping and some of the best restaurants in the area.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Laguna Beach in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Murphy Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Also included in the home is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a set of bunk beds in the upstairs alcove, as well as a double futon in the crow's nest
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Once Upon A Time- Only 98 Steps To Sugar White Beach, Steps To Resort Pool!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
United States, GA, Moultrie

Great Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time that we have stayed at Once Upon A Time. We have had a blast both times and it is only a few steps to the walk over to get to the beach. There was 10 of us staying in the house and we had plenty of room. The kitchen has had a lot of additions since the first time we stayed there. You really don't need to bring anything to cook with because they have everything provided.

Our Manager, Melissa, is such a nice person and was so helpful all thru the process of booking the home, making payments and sending us all the info we needed for our stay. The kids were so excited to here that we were staying in the same house this year. I would recommend this house for anyone. We love the beach and had a great time with so much to do or just hang around the house. Also, Publix and Winn Dixie are just to the right of the turn out of Carillon Beach Resort. At the first light for Publix take a left and for Winn Dixie take a right. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely and refreshing.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 8 found Once Upon A Time to be a delightful setting for our family vacation. The house was lovely as is the community it is located in. We were steps from the powder white beach and emerald water.

The beds were very comfortable and layout of the home afforded everyone ample privacy.

We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We have been regulars at Carillon Beach for 15+ years. We stay in different homes, depending on the size of our group. This year we enjoyed our stay at "Once Upon A Time" The house was spacious and close to the beach and pool. However there are NO cabinets or pantry to out your food in, so it was always out on the counter, making the kitchen cluttered and not a lot of space for food prep. I didn't give it 5 stars because there were a lot of little things that were broken or not working. Worst of all there was mold in the washing machine. I cleaned it out with a Tide product and it was better, but there was dried black gunk around the inside of the rubber seal. I washed everything in hot water.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at OUAT. We recently stayed in the house and addressed the issues you mentioned, including arranging cabinet space to provide more food storage and we have spoken to housekeeping regarding the washer. Thank you again for your stay, and your comments, we strive to make our guests happy, we hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

Once Upon ATime was a wonderful place to stay. The beach house was the perfect size for our family. Our grandsons loved riding bikes to the town store for snacks. Our house was close to the beach walkover and having beach chairs provided added to the fun. We had rain almost every day, but the beach house was large enough that we could all be inside and still be comfortable. We made family memories, talking , playing games and putting together puzzles. The kitchen was well-stocked. We had everything we needed. We especially enjoyed the screened in front porch. The outdoor shower was aiso a plus-- for all our sandy feet. In fact, there was nothing missing. They even had an outdoor box with beach toys. We enjoyed our stay at Once Upon ATime and look forward to coming back. This is our 3rd trip to Carillon Beach and there will difinately be more. The property manager, Melissa, was so easy to work with. We had to leave early due to a death in the family and she was very understanding and supportive. We will be staying at Once Upon A Time again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Once Upon a Time is a beautiful property. We had 11 who slept comfortably! The home was clean and had everything we needed to prepare meals. Melissa was extremely helpful with the booking process and providing information prior to our arrival. The house is close to the beach walkover as well as the pool, basketball courts. Very secure and safe and we will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Woodlands, TX, USA

Wonderful Vacation Property!

  • 5 of 5

'Once Upon A Time' is an outstanding place for families to enjoy the white sandy beach and all that Panama City Beach & surroundings have to offer. Mellissa was very helpful with the contract and answering questions. The house was clean and prepped with towels, etc. A bonus were the beach chairs & umbrella already set up on the beach! We so enjoyed spending a relaxing time soaking up the sun with our son and his wife. We'll definitely go back again if the opportunity comes up!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Laguna Beach, North West Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Spring
24 Feb 2018 - 15 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
9 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Reservation/Registration £59.66 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.85
Housekeeping £242.35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Each reservation will have a Reservation / Registration / Admin Fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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