PALMS AND PINES - BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SERENE VIEW OF DOG ISLAND

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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PALMS AND PINES - BEACHFRONT COTTAGE WITH SERENE VIEW OF DOG ISLAND

Carrabelle Beach House Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Aaron Dempsey

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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!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
business
Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
Ottawa, IL.
5

NIKKI BEYER

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Nikki, thanks so much for appreciating our home for what it is intended to be! What makes Palms and Pines so special is that welcoming feeling that makes you feel right at home from the moment you enter. We certainly hope you will come back to celebrate your anniversary next year. I'm getting emotional as I remember my wedding there almost 32 years ago. We celebrated the night before with a small group of family and friends, enjoying a keg of beer, oysters on the half shell, and a bonfire on the beach in front of the house. The next afternoon, we had our intimate little ceremony there also! That's only one of many treasured memories! In addition, although we don't allow pets at Palms and Pines, it's always great to watch folks interacting with theirs on our "pet friendly" beach! Can't wait to reserve your next stay and help you add more wonderful memories!
Pam H. - Owner, Palms and Pines
business
Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
United States
4

GREAT LOCATION! BEAUTIFUL BEACH!

  • 4 of 5
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!!
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review! We're pleased that you enjoyed our home and its location, and that you plan to return. Because Carrabelle is a sleepy little community with fewer rentals, our management/maintenance team is able to give tenants immediate attention when needs arise. They've even been known to service on a holiday! I'm perplexed about there being no video games, as we did have a few in the past. Unfortunately, this type of thing seems to happen over time. However, with a variety of other offerings including: wifi, ping pong and pool table, outdoor badminton and volleyball equipment, a varied selection of board games, books, magazines, and even a deck of cards, there are several alternatives to video games and t.v. available. Again, thanks for staying and we hope to reserve your next vacation in the near future!
Pam H. - Owner, Palms and Pines
business
Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
4

WINTER BREAK--NICE PLACE, NICE PEOPLE--THE CANADIANS

  • 4 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the constructive feedback. We're so happy that you enjoyed your extended stay and plan to return! We have always been pleased with the prompt and efficient response of our property management and maintenance team. Please feel free to contact them for any problems or annoyances that need attention during your next stay. We've never felt the need for curtains on the beach side, simply because of our location and desire to maintain an open feel and unobstructed view 24/7! However, we will consider adding additional blinds so that visitors have the option of more modesty, while keeping that panoramic feel. Again, we appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit!
Owner-Palms and Pines
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Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
Charlotte, NC
5

END OF SUMMER RENTER(S)

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for the great review! We're pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed the tranquility of our quiet little beach and had the opportunity to spend quality time together at our home. We love the solitude there and we're always happy to hear when others do as well. It's definitely the place to reconnect in a relaxing atmosphere! We hope you'll be back for more laid-back fun!

Owner - Palms and Pines
business
Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
Taylorville, Il
5

GOOD FRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback! We are very pleased to have an excellent and responsive property manager. Shortly after your stay we did have a new refrigerator and stove installed in the upstairs kitchen, which gives it a fresh new look and great functionality. We're glad that you were able to overlook the few maintenance issues and enjoy our home enough to give it a 5 star rating!! We hope you'll choose to stay with us again when you return to "The Forgotten Coast".
Owner- Palms and Pines
business
Palms and Pines - Beachfront Cottage with Serene View of Dog Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p420551vb
+1 (850) 697-5300
Carrabelle Beach Florida Panhandle
Atlanta, Georgia
5

PERFECT SPRING BREAK

  • 5 of 5
The best things about this beach house cannot be captured on a website. I will start by saying when we arrived, the house was the cleanest of any rental property I have encountered. We were worried because it was Spring Break week, and then pleasantly surprised that nobody else seems to know about this beautiful, hidden beach. I hesitate to write this review for fear that it will be discovered:)

This property is the best of Old Florida, but with all of the modern conveniences for those who require them. We, however, are Old Florida kind of folks. Watch the sun rise from the deck or meander down to the beach before anyone else is awake. When you can't wait another minute longer, get on your swimsuit, hang a left at the end of the path, and walk until you run out of beach. Hold hands with your kid or sweetheart (or both) while you shuffle through tidal pools at low tide.Bring a bucket to fill with treasures you will stumble across: we found arrowheads, sea stars, sand dollars, and horseshoe crabs so small they can rest in the palm of your hand.

Eat lunch then take a nap on the beach. Get the blender cranking in the afternoon while you cook dinner. Or try Two Al's down the street. They can have a plateful of shrimp, scallops, oysters, fish and hushpuppies ready in about ten minutes if you don't feel like cooking (though the kitchen has a new stovetop, oven and microwave).

Make sure you take an evening walk and watch the sunset. After a game of cards, arm wrestle to decide who gets to sleep on the futon in the sunroom where you can listen to the waves and watch boats passing in the night. Stargazing is excellent from the porch. The bedrooms have new mattresses and pillows - good sleeping after lazy days.

We took a side trip to the Gulf Marine Specimen Laboratory in Panacea (about a half hour away). It is a great place where you can see and touch marine life that is collected and sent to universities and laboratories all over the world for marine research. Many other activities are nearby, but this was my family's favorite by far.

Time seems to stand still here when you need it to the most. A great beach house. We hope to return soon and often. Thank you so much to the owners for sharing it with us.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such positive feedback! We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We cherish our beach hideaway and are happy that we could share it with you. Our family has tried to preserve that Old Florida simplicity and charm even as we continue to update. Indeed, time does seem to stand still as you soak in the sights and sounds of Carrabelle Beach. We hope you will return to enjoy some more of the Old Florida magic!

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Located on what is known locally as 'The Old Beach', off of Highway 98, on a quiet, dead-end residential road, away from highway traffic.

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Carrabelle Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Oct 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
$2,000
 
 
Summer
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
$4,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Carrabelle Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Queen-sized Beds Upstairs, Double Beds (1) 1 Double Bed Downstairs, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Full-sized Futon ('View'-ton) in Florida room
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Other Amenities Provided Include: Convenient Retractable Clothesline for Air Drying Wet Bathing Suits and Towels, Outdoor Shower Station (for quick rinse and cool down), Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrella with Sand Spike, Rolling Ice Chest, Binoculars for Bird and Dolphin-watching, Outdoor Volleyball and Badminton Set.
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