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Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa Sleeper, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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Two, If By Sea, a beautiful Florida style cottage designed by architect Gary Justice, is about 500 feet from Beach Walk Over #1 and the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This cottage is loaded with charm and amenities throughout. Beadboard, whitewashed floors, and double swings on the big front porch are the setting for the quintessential southern vacation. The two bedrooms upstairs are outfitted with queen sized beds, built-in televisions, have their own baths, and both open onto a quaint balcony that overlooks the heavily landscaped front yard. Downstairs, an open living/kitchen concept is furnished in a casual coastal style with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The half bath off of the kitchen is an eye-catcher with blue glass tile floor and is fitted with a galvanized bucket for a sink. This bathroom opens into an outdoor private shower, good for rinsing away the day's sand or showering beneath the stars. Two, If By Sea has a beautiful yard with a white picket fence. The pergola at the front entrance to the property houses a quaint turquoise picnic table, perfect for a morning cup of coffee. If you want to go exploring and leave the car at the cottage, request the two beach cruiser style bikes and travel about in old-fashion style.

Carillon Beach is our home away from home. We love to go and really and truly get away from it all. It feels secluded and yet it is less than 10 miles from the bustling Pier Park in Panama City Beach and 2 miles from the storied 30a corridor, home to Rosemary Beach and Seaside. The community of Carillon has its own Market Street featuring shopping, dining, a fitness center, spa, and yoga studio. There are regular concerts and movies on the green during the summer months. Two, If By Sea guests have access to 3 swimming pools (one on the beach and two that are heated), tennis courts, a basketball court, a newly renovated playground, 8 beach walkovers, it's all here.

Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat, a home-base for an action packed vacation, or a place to relax and restore, look no further than

'Two, If By Sea'.

Comments from renters:

We've stayed in several houses in Carillon and 'Two, If By Sea' is now our favorite! We loved the front porch swings; the decor in all of the rooms, the personal touches! The flat screen tv was a big hit too! What a great house! Thank you! We sure hope to stay at Two, If By Sea again!'

The Ellis family

'We fell in love with Two If By Sea. After everyday, we would come back to this wonderful house and relax. We shared many laughs on the front porch. Thank you for allowing us to share your home.'

Thank you for the blessing of this house!'

The Lutts family

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Kim Dodd
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Kim Dodd

Our family has lived on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida for over 30 years. Several years ago we found a place at Carillon Beach. It was a quiet slice of what the beach is for our family, a place to gather and relax in a charming and old-fashioned community.

Many a day as I walked our dog through Carillon, I looked longingly at the charming little guest cottages scattered about and thought wouldn't it great fun to be able to share the magic of Carillon with others. Here we are, six years later; my dream has come true and I am opening the doors of my little Florida style cottage for others to come and begin a life together, rest and reflect on a grand life together, celebrate a new life soon to come, or just celebrate the beauty of life.

My business, Southern Serendipity, invites you to come and experience southern hospitality in a magical place.

Why Kim Dodd chose Florida

Our Company, Southern Serendipity, is all about hospitality. Two, If By Sea is sweet and charming and is a throw-back to old Florida, and yet, it has fabulous amenities! If you are looking to experience something wonderful--a honeymoon, a babymoon, an anniversary, an unforgettable get-away, we would love to create that moment in time for you. I have a servant's heart and would love to get to know you and tailor your experience at our charming Florida-style cottage, Two, If By Sea.

What makes this cottage unique

Think of Carillon Beach as Seaside without the traffic. And that's really true. The architecture and community planning is similar, renowned architect Lloyd Vogt was Carillon's town planner. Because it's a gated community, the homes don't experience heavy traffic. The public is welcome to enjoy the downtown area, but the streets are relatively quiet. We love the proximity to the bigger city attractions in Panama City Beach and Destin, and the convenience to Seaside and Rosemary.. but once you're here, there's really no reason to roam! Add to that, wonderful pools, a playground, tennis courts, a lake with paddle boarding, and the downtown area all within walking distance. In our minds nothing compares to Carillon Beach. Once you visit, you won't want to stay anywhere else!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower , glass tile floor bucket sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

All the comforts of home!

  • 5 of 5

Kim made us feel extremely welcome and had everything ready! She went out of her way to make us feel at home. Our four children loved the beach toys, wagon and games! She had items available for our baby and every detail was attended to. She even made a special trip to bring our sandcastle cake!

We loved the community and enjoyed visiting the beach and pools each day. It is also the perfect distance from nearby areas on 30A. The live music and downtown area were great for grabbing an ice cream or souvenir. Thanks so much for helping our family make wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Two if by Sea, and the Carillon Beach area exceeded our expectations. We have stayed in other areas of the Gulf and this was by far our best vacation. We were worried that the beach and pools might be too far away with small kids and all our stuff..no way! Everything was very close and convenient! We will definitely be back

Thank you Kim

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two If by Sea is an adorable cottage nestled in the Carillon Beach Community, very close to one of the beach walk overs. The house was amazingly clean and comfortable. The furnishings were beautiful and current, and appeared just as the pictures portray. The kitchen had everything we needed. It was a perfect beach getaway for our family of five. Our favorite part of the house was the front porch. So peaceful and private, with 2 porch swings to relax on.

We rented a golf cart, which was great for exploring the property and toting 3 kids around. But 2 bikes and a wagon were also provided. The beach access was only about a block away and no busy street to cross (like 30A)- which I loved!! Although, there are a good bit of stairs to go up and down to get to the beach- which was not a problem for us- but something to consider. The beach itself was UNBELIEVABLY gorgeous and NOT crowded, (and we were there during AL Spring Break)! Kim also included 2 beach chair service (and lots of beach toys!) with the rental.

There were 3 pools, all very nice. We spent most of our pool time at the park pool bc it was the most heated.

Carillon Beach was beautiful. It is quieter and less crowded than some of its neighboring 30A communities, but close enough to visit those places (by car) easily. It is also close to the Panama City Side of things like Pier Park. We enjoyed our stay- the owner Kim, was responsive and available for any questions.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review of our cottage AND Carillon Beach. It is a wonderful vacation destination for all the reasons you mentioned!!
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Incredible cottage and amazing owner to work with. Thank you for everything!

  • 5 of 5

Kim was amazing to work with and incredibly welcoming. As we walked into her beautiful cottage with fresh flowers and cake awaiting, we knew we had found our piece of heaven at the beach. The cottage was well appointed and everything you could possibly need was there. The cottage was less than a two minute walk to the walkover and with beach chairs and umbrella waiting, all we had to do was enjoy the glorious weather. We hope to make Two, if by Sea a yearly vacation.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review!! A magical place + beautiful weather = JOY
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Beachy keen!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Carillon and the two if by sea cottage is perfect! Well appointed, easy Beach access, darling decor!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay!!
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spend 2 winters at "Two, if by Sea" and it was truly a home away from home! It had all the amenities that we needed and was charmingly decorated. Kim could not have been nicer to work with. Definitely a winner!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. I loved having you there and wish you safe travels and health in the future!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Rosemary Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Pier Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Gulf World Marine Park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in West Panama City Beach, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
23 May 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
16 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall/Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Jan 2018 - 5 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Spring Break
6 Mar 2018 - 18 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £77.3 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £193.26
Tax Rate 12.0%

Credit card payments and direct deposits are accepted as well as a check in the mail. 25% is due upon acceptance of reservation and a check must be received within 7 working days or the reservation will be cancelled. A $250.00 deposit is required and is held by the Home Away Co. This deposit will be refunded within 10 days of your check-out if there are no issues with the home. There is a money-back guarantee for any reservation cancelled at least 30 days before the check-in date after which time the deposit will be retained for the cancellation. Any rent money collected before the 30 day cut-off will be returned.
For any reservation cancelled less than 30 days prior to the check-in, the deposit will not be returned. If the cancelled reservation can be re-sold however, then 80% of the rental income collected will be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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