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'Bikini Bottoms' 23 Steps to sugar white Beach, steps to beach front pool

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Carillon Beach Ph VI - Bikini Bottoms

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Bikini Bottoms provides an unique, fun filled beach experience like none other!

Designed by world renowned Dungan/Nequette Architects and showcased in the May 2008 Southern Living magazine, Bikini Bottoms is sure to put a smile on every face. Just steps from the sugar-white sands of the Gulf Emerald Coast (beach access is at dune walkover #2), every inch is creatively utilized in this non-smoking, whimsical beach home. The inverted floor plan has both bedrooms on the main floor (each with full private bath) and a large attached screened porch to enjoy every moment of Carillon Beach. The master offers a queen bed while the guest bedroom has three twins. Upstairs, you will enjoy the beachy blues and greens of the living room and fully-equipped stainless steel kitchen. The living room offers one of three HDTV televisions, a CD/DVD player, games, books, and everything to make your beach stay memorable. Ocean views, spectacular sunsets and al fresco dining can be enjoyed from the oversized 2nd level sun deck off of the living room. Bikini Bottoms has also features a secluded garden, gas BBQ and over 600 sqft of deck/porch space for enjoyable outdoor living.

Bikini Bottoms is in a prime location less than 23 steps from almost one mile of sugar white sand at Carillon Beach. No need to tolerate the Seaside or Rosemary 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 resort gated community.

Carillon, located just beyond the east end of 30-A, is a gated community of single-family homes located within steps of Carillon Beach, Downtown Carillon (shops and restaurants), 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/sport court, bicycle rental and, of course, plenty of beach front to enjoy. Enjoy live music Downtown at 'Grooving on the Green' during summer, or listen to the music of the Gulf right on your own porch. Beach chair service is included (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 desination shopping/theater/resturant complex, is just a 10 minute drive away. See Links below for more information. Getting to Bikini Bottoms is now even easier with the opening of our new airport, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP).

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

And for those of you who must 'work' while on vacation, you will appreciate the recent addition of WiFi high-speed Internet service. NOTE: Please plan on using your mobile phones, as there is no land line phone service at “Bikini Bottoms”.

May your time at 'Bikini Bottoms' 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! Dates are booking fast($500 security deposit required). $125 cleaning fee & 11.5% FL sales tax added to all rentals. PLEASE NOTE: Minimum age required to reserve Bikini Bottoms is 25 or older. Sorry, no pets or smoking so all of our guests can enjoy their stay.


Keywords: House, home, beach

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

Jack Mandula
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a perfect week at the beach. We loved the short walk to the beach and the charming community. We enjoyed all of our meals on the sun deck. Thanks so much.
Aug 2014
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based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

'Bikini Bottoms' 23 Steps to sugar white Beach, steps to beach front pool
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 63 reviews

Could be cleaned better, but otherwise a beautiful location.

  • 4 of 5

The interior of the property could be cleaner. Baseboards, blinds, fans and shelving were dusty. Floors needed mopped on the upper level.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was great

  • 4 of 5

Bikini Bottoms was a charming little beach house with almost everything anyone would need for an extended vacation. We enjoyed the screened porch area with the beautiful swing very much.The location and area was fantastic. Only a few steps away from the beaches and pools we enjoyed daily.

The only thing that was not so nice was, the bed frames were a little dirty when we got there....Sand and all kinds of hair everywhere and the carpets in the bathroom were dirty as well; other than that we had a blast. We did not want to bother the owner with those minor discrepancies, so we bought some cleaning supplies cleaned it up ourselves. More towels would have been nice because with a family of four and only six towels in the house along with daily use of showers and beach did not work. The outside shower was one of the better features of the house. Everything else was great and we would love to definitely stay again. We recommend this house to anyone with two to three kids because of the cool kids room and bathroom "small but comfy" as my daughters said. All in all one of the best vacations thus far.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing feedback for our future guests, we were not aware of the sand and hair, would have been happy have our housekeeper address both while you were there, both have been taken care of now.
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Perfect little beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Great Vacation rental for a a couple or small family! It's like living in a tree house! We've been to Carillon beach 5 times now. This was our first time staying at Bikini Bottoms. Great screened in porch with a wonderful porch swing. The only thing we wished they had were beach towels. Since we were flying we didn't bring our own! Lots of beach toys and floats to use. Loved that they had a Keurig coffee maker. Check in/check out was effortless. We'd happily stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We just completed our 2nd stay at Bikini Bottoms and enjoyed it very much. The rooftop porch was delightful as we enjoyed our morning coffee and also ate several dinners up there. We had a couple rainy mornings and loved having the screened in porch to keep dry but still be outside. And my son and husband used the outdoor shower daily, which they found to be a treat! We did have some mechanical issues with the air conditioner, but Jack responded to those quickly. It was also difficult to watch tv together comfortably in the evening with only a loveseat and 2 swivel chairs, but we were rarely at the house in the evening...mostly at the pool. The aforementioned reasons are why the rating is 4 stars instead of 5. The house is truly charming and stands out among the rest as an architectural point of interest. So all in all, with our family of four, the house was a perfect fit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Erin, Enjoyed having you as our guests, hope to see you back again.
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A little disappointing

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the upstairs deck area and grill and the screened porch area. The location is ideal because it's close to one of 8 beach walkovers. The beach house was bright and cheery; however, there were several things about the house that need to be updated and/or fixed. The lights on the upstairs deck were not working. The fan on the screened porch was not working. The TV was not working. We could not turn the AC downstairs below 72 and we were not comfortable in the late afternoon and evening. One of the toilets was stopped up when we arrived on Saturday. The owner called a plumber who did not come out to fix it until Monday morning. I let the owner know about these things but he did not seem concerned or even apologize for our inconvenience. He owns 2 additional homes at Carillon. Bikini Bottoms seems to be the least of his priorities. There are several other smaller homes that sleep 5 or less in this wonderful beach community to choose from! This is our third stay at Carillon Beach. We love Carillon Beach but I will not rent from this owner again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, we take our home maintenance very seriously and address problem as they happen. We responded to our guests quickly with tips and fixes. The porch fan has several switches that need to be in the correct position to work and the 1st floor AC has a lock-out protection feature that prevents the system from freezing and shutting off, both of these were explained to the guest. As to the TV, I suggested replacing the remote batteries (extras are in the kitchen), which housekeeping did and the TV worked. The plumber got to the toilet as quick as possible (a simple plunging cleared the problem). I apologize for any inconvenience that might have occurred.
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Adorable Cottage Steps from the Ocean

  • 5 of 5

Bikini Bottoms is a quirky, adorable cottage just a few steps away from the lovely beaches of Carillon. We love this neighborhood and have vacationed here for many years and always rent from this owner (they have more than one home). Very bright, lightning internet, great for a small family or couple with no kids. Our son, who is 6'6", was a little cramped in the bunk beds, so next time we will go back to our other favorite, Far Far Away (also same owner). Their houses are always very clean, well equipped and owners are lovely. Definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan and family, Glad you enjoyed your vacation at Bikini Bottoms, always good to see you and enjoyed your family as our guests.
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Northwest Florida Beaches Intl Airport (ECP)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Castaways Sports Grille in Downtown Carillon
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Camp Creek Golf Club, 850-231-7600
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
HWY 98
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Carillon Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Walkover
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Club Pool
Nearest Point of Interest
Bellview Pool and Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Carillon
Nearest Point of Interest
Chapel and Town Hall
Nearest Point of Interest
Carillon Bell Tower
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: recommended

Just steps to a beach walkover and Lake Carillon and Lake Powell. Kids can ride their bikes and parents can know they are safe inside the property. Carillon is great for walking, running and biking. Playground, tennis courts and basketball courts. 24 hour gated community- no traffic. Outdoor summer concerts series and outdoor movies on Village Green beside Carillon lake. Lake Powell and St. Helen state park adjacent to Carillon Beach. Great fishing and exploring. Pier Park is 10 minutes away- More than 125 restaurants like Margaritaville, Tootsies, Five Guys, Cold Stone Creamery, Red Robin, Panera Bread, Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse, to name a few, shopping (Target, Dillards, Walmart) and 18 screen IMAX theater. Immediately outside of the 24-hour Carillon guard gate is a Publix, Winn Dixie and CVS Pharmacy for all of your needs. On-site Sunday Service, Weddings, Trivia Night at Castaways, Shipwreck store for souvenirs. Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Alys Beach, and Grayton Beach are close by.


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Break
18 Feb 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
23 Apr 2017 - 6 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
7 May 2017 - 6 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £103
Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 11.5%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

$500 Damage/security deposit due at time of reservation.

We accept VRBO online payment (including most major credit cards and eChecks) and personal checks.

Rent, cleaning fee and sales tax due 30 days before arrival.

During Spring Break and Summer, rentals are Saturday to Saturday for full weeks only.

Check in time : 4pm
Check out time : 10am

Monthly rental rate Oct 1 - Feb 28 only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Carillon Beach Ph VI in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 sets of linens provided
    Kids bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , 3 sets of linens provided
  • Master bath has walk-in shower, 2nd bedroom bath has tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Drawers built in under bed
    Kids bedroom - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Drawers built in under bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) Master Bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin bed size
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Other Rental Amenities Include, Seasonal (March 1-Oct 15) Beach Service (2 lounge chairs + umbrella), Large private Outdoor Shower, Beach Toys & Much More!

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