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Bask In The Sunshine at Carroll's Haven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This four year old custom built home offers an open, spacious floor plan with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors custom kitchen w/tile floors,large master bedroom and bath that offers double vanities, whirlpool tub,seperate shower, his and her closets,and much more. The ground level is paved for storage and parking and also has an outdoor shower. The main floor consists of the family room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and laundry room. The loft area separates into two rooms with 2 twin beds and 2 full size cots. Each bedroom offers its own private balcony each with its own spectacular view. The main deck off of the living room and the master bedroom balcony both offer a great Gulf view to watch the sunset. This home is situated on a large wooded lot which makes neighbors a thing of the past.

Located on a deep-water canal, less than quarter mile to gulf. Flats fishing – trout, reds flounder, etc., scalloping less then one mile away. Grouper, snapper, cobia, king fish, etc. make this place the best fishing you can find. Also, fresh water springs offer great swimming just 1/2 mile from boat dock, or take a quick boat ride over to the Wakulla and St. Marks rivers and swim with the manatees in crystal clear waters. Then dock your boat and eat some great local seafood in the town of St. Marks at the river front restaurants.

Property Amenities

2 Bedrooms...1 king, 1 queen. Upstairs loft separates into two rooms has 2 twin beds and 2 full size cots, Sleeps 8, 2 baths, custom granite counter tops, fully equipped kitchen...dishes, cookware, utensils, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, washer, dryer, linens, towels, cable TV, VCR, balconies, boat dock, nearby boat ramp, within walking distance to Shell Point Beach.

Keywords: Custom Built Home

More Details

Jennifer Roland
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017


Crawfordville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Loft area has 2 full size cots, child gate provided
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Bask In The Sunshine at Carroll's Haven
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

Quiet & relaxing with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and Clean and they have the essentials stocked well and we plan to make return visits👍🌴👍🌴😎😎. Only issue we had was tv remote was missing and the sat dish remote would not work tv power & volume. But the elevator was GREAT as the house is up in the treetops which was another nice surprise🤗

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Beautiful view & comfortable home in gated subdivision

  • 4 of 5

First time in this area & liked it very much-Picked up bait @ Jerry's Bait & Tackle on the way to the property & we were good to go for the weekend. Put our boat in @ Wakula county ramp which was very nice & also close to the property & didn't have to worry about the tides coming in & out of the canal. Caught some fish off the dock at the house too. Had dinner @ Spring Creek Restaurant & enjoyed it very much . A very relaxing place to come home to after a day out on the Gulf.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Excellent Stay on Apalachee Bay

  • 5 of 5

Because our home city was directly in the path of Hurricane Matthew, we were looking for a place to find shelter from the storm. Carroll's Haven provided that and much more. The owners were very welcoming, helpful , and responsive in making arrangements, and the house itself was beautiful. It has plenty of space -- two large bedrooms and bathrooms, an upstairs loft space perfect for children, an open kitchen, and comfortable living/dining rooms -- and a variety of modern conveniences.

But what really makes this house is the location. It is perched right on the marsh adjacent to Apalachee Bay near Crawfordville in Wakulla County, Florida. The views from the living room, master bedroom, and deck are stunning. You can walk the boardwalk path to the dock for another great view. Plus, the house is in a quiet, secluded area that provides a nice break from the world. And to the west is one of the most beautiful drives in Florida -- along the Gulf Coast to Apalachicola.

While the location is remote, you won't be bored. Tallahassee is only 30 minutes away. Plus, the area has numerous natural treasures to explore -- from Wakulla Springs State Park to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to Apalachicola National Forest.

I'll definitely be interested renting this house again sometime in the future, and recommend it to others as well.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views and seclusion!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed on this last minute booking to Oyster Bay. The house sits on a fantastic piece of property with marsh and water views from most rooms and decks. The boardwalk to the floating dock provides more of the same views. The house was clean and accommodating. The owners were easy to deal with and communicated very well.

This was a great rental to take the boat to. We fished, crabbed and scalloped multiple days. There is a boat ramp a few streets over which makes it very easy to do.

Since we had been to the area many times we already knew some of the best things to do. A short hop to Carabelle and Appalachicola (1 hour) give plenty of shopping/dining options. A little closer is Walkulla Springs (cold water swimming for the kids). We also always visit the Spring Creek Restaurant.

Overall, great trip and I highly recommend booking a stay at this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pros but significant cons

  • 2 of 5

First off the pros - the view is spectacular and the location (between St Marks and Panacea) was ideal for what we had planned. It's a very quiet neighborhood. The cons included very slow response time by the owner to answer questions. Usually a day which is fine with setting up the rental but not good when you are on property and trying to figure something out. Another significant issue was the WIFI, the owner caps this such that if you have teenagers, they run through the data in about a day or less - so I wouldnt recommend this property if you have kids with devices. Also, making your way out of the bay is very difficult without hitting low areas. For a house with a dock and this situation, I think the owner should provide a GPS map or clear directions. If you intend on bringing your boat - which we did - you will run into trouble. We arrived mid-week so there was no one around/very few boats going out so we wasted a day trying to figure this out.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property. Very well-equipped and beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. It was the perfect base for our St. Marks birding adventure! Loved eating at Hamanockers! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearby Attractions:

-Wakulla Springs State Park (10 miles)

-St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (10 miles)

-Wildwood Country Club, Medart (10 miles)

-Gulf Specimen Marine Lab, Panacea (12 miles)

-Maclay Gardens, Tallahassee (35 miles)

-Florida State University (FSU), Tallahassee (35 miles)

-Tallahassee Museum of History & Natural Science, Tallahassee (25 miles)

-Tallahassee (shopping, restaurants, theaters and other city

attractions - 30 miles)

-Carabelle Beach, Alligator Point Beach, St. Joseph's Peninsula State

Park Beach, St. George's Island Beach (25 miles to 90 miles)


Grocery Store - Winn-Dixie, 2629 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville

(15 mi.)

Super Wal-Mart - 35 Mike Stewart Dr. (off Crawfordville Hwy.),

Crawfordville (15 mi.)

Bait - Circle J's Bait & Tackle, 4340 Crawfordville Hwy.,

Crawfordville (17 mi.)

Fishing Charter - Capt. Jody Campbell, 34 Connie Dr., Shell Point

(.25 mi.)

Boat Rental - Shell Island Fish Camp, State Rd. 363, St. Marks (10


Rates & Availability

Crawfordville House Rental Rates

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Winter Rates
Dec 20 - Mar 20
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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