|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
A Perfect Retreat for Retirees, Families, and International Guests:
Built in 1932, our home was once utilized as housing for family members of soldiers stationed at Camp Gordon Johnston, a WWII amphibious military training facility. It has been in our family for 5 generations.
Our home’s amenities include: morning coffee and beautiful sunsets from our large deck overlooking the gulf, the sound of seagulls and of waves lapping the shore, dolphin watching, shore fishing, flounder gigging, and crabbing, swimming and snorkeling in protected waters, long walks at low tide, star-gazing at night, the occasional manatee sighting, and a well-stocked bookshelf. This beach home is the place for you if you desire a getaway from your usual fast-paced lifestyle, in an old-timey Florida setting. There are two bedrooms and baths upstairs and an additional bedroom and bath downstairs. The downstairs also boasts a full kitchen and rec room with billiards/ping pong table. There is a television upstairs and down, and we offer WiFi for those who feel a need to remain 'connected'.
Other features of the surrounding area include:
Tate’s Hell Nature Trail, the historic Carrabelle Lighthouse and Museum, Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum, Dog Island ferry excursions, charter fishing, glass-bottom boat rides at Wakulla Springs, Panacea's Gulf Specimen Marine Lab (with touch pools for children), and a variety of local seafood eateries. Located about an hour’s drive from Tallahassee, and only twenty minutes from St. George Island and Apalachicola, this retreat can be tailored to your own adventurous spirit. Come and discover the true meaning of “The Forgotten Coast”.
Some of the annual events found in the local area include:
October: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
November: Apalachicola Seafood Festival
December: Carrabelle Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights
January: Apalachicola Oyster Cook-off
February: Low Country Boil in Port St. Joe
March: St. George Island Chili Cook-off.
April: Carrabelle River Front Festival
April: Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin' Festival and Grunter's Ball
May: Panacea Blue Crab Festival
June: Big Bend Salt Water Classic Fishing Tournament.
July: Local Fire Works on 4th
Here I am in my father's arms, along with other family members, representing 3 out of 5 generations who have enjoyed lazy days at Carrabelle Beach. This photo was taken at Palms and Pines in 1963. So many memories! I am a first grade teacher, living in Mobile, Alabama, but am still making memories at our beach house with family and friends.
I inherited this property in 1983. Because it has been in our family for 5 generations, it harbors a sense of warmth and continuity. Our home has evolved over the years, and offers the modern conveniences one would expect. The decor is simple, yet comfortable. What it may lack in sophistication is compensated for in character and charm.
The most unique aspect of 'Palms and Pines' is its secluded and almost completely private location. Carrabelle Beach remains virtually untouched, yet has proximity to many areas of interest and diversity. The area is teeming with wildlife, much of which can be observed without even leaving the deck!
This property was amazing! It looked exactly like the pictures and the description was spot on. The house was very clean and had an extremely cozy and homey feel. The location was awesome! We booked this property due to its seclusion and private beach and was not disappointed at all. It is the perfect place to escape away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and was the most relaxing place we have ever been. We highly reccommend this property to anyone looking to just get away from it all. The views were spectacular from both the house and the beach. There was also alot of wildlife to discover down at the shore. Thanks for sharing your home and we look forward to future visits.
This was everything and more than I ever expected. When we arrived the house was even more than what the pictures do it justice. It was exactly what we all needed.....coffee on the beach while listening to the waves crashing on the shore. We were able to enjoy the wonders and beautiful backdrop of the Gulf while just relaxing and enjoying our friends and family. We are planning on making another trip back to celebrate our anniversary. Your home was so welcoming and we could not think of a better place to be. This is definately a hidden treasure.
Great house & location! Love the short walk to the beach. Had an issue with the air conditioner but within an hour of calling, the repairman was out & had the problem fixed. This house is perfect for 2 families or families with teens or in-laws. The one negative is the lack of television stations, consistency of channels available & no games for the PS3 at the home (which if you know of this ahead of time, isn't a problem as you can bring your own.) We plan on returning to Palms & Pines in the future!!
We had a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. We didn't bother the manager for anything since any short coming were minor. We purchased ourselves a frying pan and a couple of pots. The kitchen tap sometimes shot water around! but I tightened up a bit. Still a problem, but was much better. Lastly, some non see through curtains in one of the bedrooms would be nice, and perhaps some curtains on the back od the home preventing sight seeing into the living area at night, from the beach side.
These are minor and did not take away from a very comfortable and well managed home. We have already booked for a return visit.
Some friends and I wanted to take an end of summer beach vacation to meet up with some long time friends, and Palms and Pines was the perfect place to do it at. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina now, but every year I like go to Florida for some sort of beach vacation. I've been everywhere from Miami to Panama City and so on. What makes Carabelle Beach stand out from other Floirda resorts is that it isnt over-run by tourists. Its a nice and tranquil place to enjoy time with friends and family. The weather was amazing and the beach is your back yard! Palms and Pines has a private beach where you can relax and bask in the sun with no one to interfere. Not like at public beaches where sometimes its hard to find a place to put your things (especially during peak season). Beach houses are always fun to rent because its like a home away from home. Palms and Pines was just that and more. There was so much room! From the 1st floor game room to the spacious back deck, we felt comfortable. So if anyone out there is reading about Palms and Pines and looking to rent their next beach vacation, I highly recommend this place! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.
Our time spent at your home was all we had hoped for. Looking for a peaceful home town like setting to relax and enjoy at our own pace. Other then a minor drain back up,the frig.freezer defrost malfunction,and a kitchen faucet that would surprise you if you turned it on wrong It realy was alright. We reported these problems and all were noted and or addressed immediately. The only possibly annoying thing was the noise from the furnace made it difficult to get a good nights sleep for the couple sleeping in the downstairs room.
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Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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