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Tranquil Winds Beachfront House

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

Lovely home on Carrabelle beach, Relax on the beautiful uncrowded white sand beach. Enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, shelling, swimming and surf fishing! Great family getaway from it all. Spot sea birds and dolphin playing while chillin' on the deck with new screened in porch. Collect blue crabs on the beach to cook for dinner while viewing the spectacular sunsets then watch the stars come out over the gulf where you're likely to see a few shooting across the sky.

For the golfer, St. James Bay Golf Resort in Carrabelle is open 7 days a week. Apalachicola offers fine dinning and shopping. Carrabelle, the boating & fishing capital of the Forgotten Coast also offers hunting and fresh water fishing at its finest.

Charter a boat in Carrabelle and go deep sea fishing. full & 1/2 day trips available. Kayak through the famous 'Tates Hell' State Park, Dog Island or enjoy a quite ride up the Carrabelle River. Come to Carrabelle and discover the incredible natural beauty of 'Old Florida'.

Parks in/around Carrabelle

Tillie Miller Park, John David Patton Wildlife Park-nature trails, Carrabelle veterans' Park, Crooked River Lighthouse Park-museum, lighthouse, 70' pirate ship picnic facilities, Will Kenndrick Sports Complex-ball field, trails, basketball & playground. Wakulla Springs State Park a short days outing away.

Tates Hell State Forest- hiking, kayaking, birdwatching, camping

St. George Island State Park- sugar sand, dunes, bike trails

Ft. Gadsen State Park- historical battle site overlooking Apalachicola River

Ochlockonee State Park- boat ramps, fishing

Carrabelle-home of the World's Smallest Police Station

More Details

Property Manager
Janalyn Dowden
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

January 2012: Dan & Linda Neville wrote:

A special thank you to all of you. We have enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. This was our first winter being retired, and we could have not found a more perfect spot to spend time. Carrabelle is a lovely town. We saw many new sights and met some great people. We will have wonderful memories to take back to Michigan with us. Again, Thank You!

March 11-18 2012: Jonathan, Becky, Sierra & Evelyn Billock Aldrich wrote:

We had so much fun just spending time together relaxing in a beautiful place. We saw dolphins, pelicans, explored Cape San Blas and St. George Island and just hung out at the house. The weather was perfect! Thanks for sharing your lovely beach house with us!

June 30-July 7, 2012: The Perricove Family wrote:

We loved our visit in 2009 when our girls were much younger- returning was amazing- they were in awe of so muc. We saw a sting ray, caught a baby shark and saw fireworks all around and ate lots of seafood- what matters is having found such a special place. Thank you for a fantastic vacation! We continue to love Carrabelle, particularly this home and we are very grateful for the opportunity to create so many memories here. Incredible!

Dec. 16 - 31, 2011: John, Katrina & John Curtis Emerson:

We love how quiet and peaceful it is here. The weather was beautiful, sunny almost every day in the 60's. We loved the bed and listening to the ocean at night! what a perfect vacation.
Oct 2013
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Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Sleeper sofa, Double Beds (1), Full Size (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank ...
  • groceries ...
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tranquil Winds Beachfront House
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews
Columbus, Georgia

Relaxing , quite waterfront home

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed there with our two teenage sons. The house was absolutely adorable and very clean. The master bedroom was very comfortable also. We enjoyed spending the mornings and evenings on the screened porch overlooking the water. This home is perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway. Perfect if you have small children or want to fish. We drove over to St George Island to swim on the beach several times and it was beautiful. We drove into the park and we were always the only ones in the beach. Every restaurant we went in was wonderful. There isnt a whole lot of places to eat so be prepared to wait for a table. We did our dining out at lunchtime to avoid the wait. I think my favorite place was in Apalachicola, The Owl Cafe. It's upstairs in the downtown area. The fried oysters and special homemade horseradish sauce was out of this world. Also recommend trying The Bees Knees if you like mixed drinks:). We also likes Papa Joes seafood in Apalachicola but not for the ambiance, good prices and good food (the grouper was excellent). We liked Up the creek also. Gator tacos were yummy. We went to Carabelle and only a couple restaurants to try and they get packed quickly. The Fishermans wife was very good. We did get pizza a couple times from Carrabelle and it was pretty good.

Overall it was a very relaxing and peaceful vacation. Make sure to spend a few hours in Apalachicola at the unique shops and try their restaurants. There are several fish markets if you want to cook. We will definitely visit this area again and I would be more than happy to stay at this house again. Very pleased!!!


Cheryl and family

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. Tranquil Wind is a great house for a family to feel at home in. We look forward to you and your family staying with us again.
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Chicago, Illinois

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband wanted to stay in a non-touristy place in Florida and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location. This was our first time visiting Carrabelle but certainly not the last. We loved the house and being right on the beach was perfect for the kids. Everyday we would discover something new and interesting as we strolled along the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortably relaxing

  • 5 of 5

After vacationing in Carrabelle for the last several years, I was so happy to find Tranquil Wind. The house was impeccably maintained and very clean. The sunrises as seen from the oversized deck were breathtaking. The white sandy beaches were an awesome spot to watch the dolphins. There is no doubt that we will return to Tranquil Wind many more times. It is a wonderful place to build memories with my husband and two son's.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and we look forward to you and other guest staying with us for the years to come.
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5 0

Outstanding beach cottage that you hate to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Had the extreme pleasure of spending christmas at the cottage with my daughter and fiance.

Very clean, dacor beachy theme throughout, all you ever need is supplied for a homey feeling and the view is outstanding.

The area is a small town feeling and ever so welcoming. The beach at your back door is a wonderful bonus but you must visit neighboring beaches, it will take your breath away.

My family cant wait till we can return again to enjoy this wonderful cottage and all the wonders nature has to offer us.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and hopefully you can return to enjoy our beautiful beaches.
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful House - Location ???

  • 4 of 5

First of all I want to give 5 stars to this house. We arrived on Saturday afternoon, had no problems checking in and the entire house is spotless. The master bedroom is on the ocean side so when you open your eyes in the morning you see the ocean. Because it was April we were able to keep the doors and windows open all day and night and hear and feel the ocean breeze. The house is PERFECT for a couple or maybe a family with kids. The second bedroom is on the road side of the house and there is pretty much road noise. I tried to sleep in there one night (my husband was not feeling well) and ended up having to sleep on the sofa because of the noise. However, on the master bedroom side you can barely hear any noise at all.

My only concern with this house is the location. If you are going for fishing (THIS IS YOUR PLACE)!!! However, if you are looking for the beautiful Gulf ocean this would not be my choice. We have never stayed in this part of Florida so really didn't know. The house is located or Port St. George Sound. The water there is brown. Also, this area of the beach is pretty deserted. If you want solitude you will get it - no complaints there. But the beach is also dirty (glass, tires, fishing nets, even a kitchen sink)... lots of debris and trash. That was extremely disappointing. If you have small children you would probably want to make the drive over the St. George Island and go to the state park over there. It costs $6.00 to get it but the beach is absolutely beautiful. Seemed a little silly since we were staying on the beach but I would not get in this water, let alone let my child.

I wish they owners could take this house and move it up the beach about an hour (towards Panama City) and out of the sound.... :(

As far as food - we ate out every night except one. The seafood in this area is excellent especially if you like oysters. I could go on and on about that! We made it a point to visit a LOT of the local hangouts and really met some cool people.

I would love to say I would rent this place again - but unfortunately I want a prettier beach and clear water. I was actually afraid to go barefoot on the beach because of the glass and other garbage. Sad that the town can't do a better job of cleaning this area.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the good review, we try our best to make everything easy for your vacation. I’m very sorry that the water was brown, it’s usually not. We had some severe storms in April and May which causes bad rip current that stirs up the water making it brown. Also causing all kinds of things to wash up on the shore…including the kitchen sink. As of now our beaches are clean and our water is blue! We hope to see you again soon to enjoy our small town/southern hospitality and great seafood!
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Central Wisconsin

Very Nice Beach House - Better than Pictures!

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights during spring break at this wonderful beach home. The property manager was fantastic to work with - the booking and payment process was simple, as was the check-in/out process.

The house is even better than the pictures - we loved the floorplan and the beach décor. All of the important amenities were here, as well as nice touches like puzzles and books. We enjoyed grilling out on the deck - eating fresh seafood from nearby Eastpoint.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica! We hope to see you again soon!
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Away from the hustle & bustle, No Crowds, No Traffic Light, No Big City, No Heavy Industry, No Limit to Things To Do!

Carrabelle, a quiet little fishing village is an hour SW of Tallahassee.

Pilots fly in to Carrabelle-Thompson Airport, a 4,000' concrete runway and tuck your plane away in our hanger, load up the Carrabelle Cruiser (Durango) and ride 6 miles west to your vacation beach paradise. (FBO services include jet fuel & runway lights).

Golf: Beautiful St. James Bay Golf Course just 15 miles from this beach home. Golf, Tennis, Gym, Fine Restaurant.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • $1295-wk - $1800/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Apr-Sept $1295.00 Weekly
  • Nov-March $1800 per month

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