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

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Carillon Beach Ph XXXIII - Two, If By Sea

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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kim Dodd
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2016

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 Sunnyside

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!


based on 27 holidaymaker reviews

Two, If by Sea - Adorable Beach Cottage with Beach Service!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Adorable cottage with great location!

  • 5 of 5

We just left today and really enjoyed our stay at "two, if by sea"! The house was adorable, very well stocked, clean and had everything we needed. When we arrived we were greeted by beautiful fresh flowers and an adorable sandcastle cake, such a nice touch! I would highly recommend this property for a small family or girls week/weekend. Thanks so much Kim, we had a great week:)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brentwood, TN

cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two if by Sea was the perfect little cottage. Attention to detail, many little extras that make the stay even better. Thanks Kim. Your hospitality was superb. Clean, neat, cozy and comfortable. Had a great time, despite the weather not cooperating. Love your little cottage. Thanks,

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I can't express how much my friend and I enjoyed our stay at Two-If-By-Sea! The photos don't do it justice. We were greeted with fresh flowers and a freshly baked sand castle cake that we enjoyed the entire week. Everything that we could possibly need or want was provided: beach towels, rolling cooler, beach toys, beach set up, bicycles, scented candles, laundry supplies, etc. We loved the cottage and plan to come back next year.

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

Cozy cottage with all the extras

  • 5 of 5

Two If By Sea is the perfect cottage for a small group. We stayed for a girls weekend and had a wonderful stay. The cottage is well-furnished in the kitchen, bedrooms, and baths with up-to-date appliances and plush towels and bed linens. The porch swings were the perfect spot to enjoy morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening. We would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a place for 2-4 people.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two, If by Sea - A wonderful place to be.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I only had a short 4 day stay in May, but it was a wonderful relaxing time. We loved this place from the time we first pulled in the driveway. The house is set back off the road and the yard is beautiful with trees, scrubs, and flowers. When sitting on the front porch or looking out the front windows it feels like you are away from everyone. As soon as we walked in the house we knew that Kim (the owner) really takes loving care of this place. We were greeted with a welcome sign on the wall and a sandcastle cake on the kitchen counter. Everything we needed was provided and the decor was wonderful throughout the house. While we were there the weather was perfect so we spent a lot of time outside or at the beach, but there was an abundant supply of games, videos, and books if the weather had turned bad. The house was neat and clean from top to bottom and the beds were comfortable.

We spent a lot of time on the beach which has a access just a short walk at the end of the street. The white sand and emerald green water is so beautiful and it is relaxing just to sit and listen to the waves as they gently brush the shore. The beach chairs with cushions and an umbrella that were provided made a perfect place to sit and relax. We also enjoyed riding the bikes each morning and evening. Since Carillon Beach is a gated community there is very little traffic which makes riding safe and easy. When it came time to leave, we were sad to have to go. More than the normal sadness you feel when your vacation is over and you have to return to the normal activities of life. It was closer to the feeling of leave home. We loved this place and definitely will be back, Tom and Pat Crane.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at "Two, If By Sea" ! The house is equipped with everything you might need! The owner has thought of every possible thing to help make your vacation pleasant and enjoyable. We enjoyed the bikes and liked the fact that there were tennis rackets and balls available. The kitchen was well equipped. We especially liked the front porch swings and the front garden area. Having the house set back from the street gave us lots of privacy for outdoor living. I would definitely consider staying here again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I agree with you totally about the privacy and the wonderful front garden living...it is part of the charm and magic. Hope you can come back 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 Carillon Beach Ph XXXIII, Panama City Beach

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
8 Sep 2016 - 2 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Fall/Winter
3 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 5 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break
6 Mar 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Apr 2017 - 22 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 May 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Late Summer
16 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £205
cleaning fee £70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Carillon Beach Ph XXXIII in Panama City Beach

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • 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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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