Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

RIGHT-ON-THE-BEACH! April 14 to May 13 open! Enjoy before the summer rush!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,805 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6 maximum).

If you want to be RIGHT ON THE BEACH in a private, upscale community with a dedicated private beach & few crowds, private dune walk-over off the living area deck & water on 3 sides of your vacation home, this is your spot! The Gulf of Mexico is on the South side, Lake Carillon is on the North side, & the Carillon Beach Pool House is on the West side. Light, bright, quiet, maintained & beautiful, this immaculate home will provide the environment for the rest and relaxation you are seeking!

Fairview cottage is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath gulf front AND poolside home that can sleep up to 6 people very comfortably. We offer a king, queen and two twins as bedding. Fairview has a full compliment of audio equipment for your enjoyment as well as a 55" Samsung HDTV with USB, HDMI, DVD and more. The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked for those who prefer to cook and dine at home. You can enjoy your meals and an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico at the picnic table on our gulf side deck and after you can head down to the beach on our private dune walkover- it's not shared with any other cottage!

Fine linens, writing paper, books, videos, puzzles and games are all here for you to enjoy. We also have a complete set-up for those traveling with infants and small children including a Graco port-a-crib with all linens provided, 2 baby gates, a high chair, children's dishes, sippy cups and silverware and a portable stroller. Bicycles and a charcoal BBQ grill are also on site for your use as desired.

Fairview is a great home for two families traveling together! Come experience our snow white and powder soft beach, 3 pools, 2 tennis courts, children's playground with picnic area and basketball court, our lovely new downtown shopping and dining district and so much more! You can bring your jet skis and launch them on Lake Powell directly outside our community gates and when Phillips Inlet is open you can ski into the Gulf of Mexico! Jet skis are also available for rent locally.

2 beach chaises with cushions and umbrella are provided for guests between March to mid October each calendar year.

Grocery shopping prior to arrival can be provided if requested.

Babysitting is available!

Gated security with security patrolling the community on a 24 hour basis.

Winn Dixie and Publix groceries are directly outside community gates.

Bell Carillon with seasonal concerts is located in center of community.

Carillon Beach 'Meeting House' can be reserved for weddings/business meetings through the Carillon Beach office.

Non denominational Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. weekly at the Meeting House.

Carillon Beach Institute hosts various shows/concerts/speakers and children's activities throughout the calendar year.

If you are looking for an immaculate, (that's a promise!) well-stocked and appointed, safe and very comfortable home in which to enjoy your well earned vacation then the 'Fairview Cottage' is the vacation home for you. It's all here! Just bring your favorite book and let us take care of the rest!

Keywords: beach house, gulf front, Carillon Beach, Fairview cottage, Florida vacation, beachfront, gulf, pool, beach.

More Details

Denise M. Smith
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Denise M. Smith

Have been renting this property since 1994 (24 years)! Honest, dependable, available owner/manager with an extensive client list and references. Please call if any references needed/desired.

Denise M. Smith purchased this house in 1994

Why Denise M. Smith chose Laguna Beach

I built this home between 1993-94. Unique property that is GULF FRONT, RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE GULF FRONT POOL COMPLEX, AND HAS LAKE CARILLON IN FRONT OF IT! ONE OF A KIND PROPERTY! Must be seen to be appreciated!

What makes this house unique

TOTAL rest and relaxation! The cottage is COMPLETELY stocked and generously so, with everything you can think of to make your vacation the best one you've ever had! Just pack your clothes- the rest is here for you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've spent my summer vacations at Fairview Cottage, but this winter weekend was just the ticket. Because it was a bit too chilly for the usual beach activities, we had a wonderful time bundling up for every sunset! The views are unmatched, the cottage is pristine, and the accommodations exceed expectations. We can't wait to be back this summer!
Jan 2018
  • 1 of 3


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2805 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Baby Cribs (1) Graco port-a-crib rated for up to a 25 pound infant available. All linens for this crib also provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a first class property managed by the owner who cares about your stay at her home! Everything you would find at home is here- all the comforts of home. Not like any hotel/condo, or other private rental!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(116 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
RIGHT-ON-THE-BEACH! April 14 to May 13 open! Enjoy before the summer rush!
average rating of 4.974138 based on 119 reviews

Beautiful home with breath-taking view

  • 5 of 5

Fairview Cottage has all the comforts of home and a breathtaking view of the gulf. Such colors! And the wild often do you wake to a school of dolphins swimming past your window? The home is immaculate, well appointed, and well engineer husband was VERY impressed. The general area is quiet, safe, and well-kept. Shops for supplies are a short drive away, and in less than an hour in either direction you have choices for fun day trips. The area offers many ways to experience some great local cuisine: Salt Water Grille, Uncle Ernie's and Buddy's Fish Market were our favorites. Fairview Cottage was a great place for our family to enjoy walks on the beach while collecting shells and having long talks, make wonderful dinners together in the well-furnished kitchen, and spend the evenings watching movies or playing board games. Fairview Cottage was an ideal place for our family to un-wind and recharge for our busy life back at home. Thanks for a fantastic stay...we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Serene, as usual

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at the Fairview Cottage many times, and despite the winter "dead" season, I think it's one of the best times to visit this section of beach. Carillon Beach is a cut above and less overrun than Seaside or Rosemary. This simply means no people! We saw maybe five people walk along the beach per day, most of them repeats. The water is crystal clear this time of year and begs you to stay and just watch it for hours from the deck. I just wish I didn't live in California, otherwise I'd be down there a whole lot more!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Gorgeous beach home near PCB

  • 5 of 5

This house is located a short drive away from Panama City Beach - it's in a more refined and private area (Carillon Beach) while still having quick access to Panama City and Panama City Beach. The house is literally yards away from the water with nothing to obstruct your view. Waking up each day to a private view of the ocean was magical. It's impossible to be stressed while staying here! The owner clearly took great care in building and maintaining the home, and was always available to answer any questions. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking your own meals, but with lots of amazing fresh seafood available within a 5-10 minute drive, you may find yourself going out to dinner each night instead. If you want to stay in a comfortable, private, luxury home with an attentive owner and easy access to all PCB has to offer, look no further. Definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Another week in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We were so fortunate to spend our vacation at the Fairview cottage. It was our 6th year in a row & we love it more every time! Its our home away from home! Denise was a wonderful host & we’re already planning our next years vacation here!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Gillsville, GA

Great home.

  • 5 of 5

Great home, loved the neighborhood. Would be better if bedrooms had tv,s in them, everyone does not agree on same tv programs. Will definitely return to Carrilon Fairview Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

My Very Favorite Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

For the second year in a row, I finished my summer season at Fairview Cottage. A beautiful home with a stunning view and unmatched accommodations! Looking forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Laguna Beach Coffee & Cream
Pho Pier 77
Vietnamese Restaurant
Back Beach Barbecue
Barbecue Restaurant
Thomas Donut & Snack Shop
Donut Shop
Sunnyside Grill
American Restaurant
Sunshine Place
Riptide Bar and Grill at Splash Resorts
Bar & Grill
Squidly's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Bubba's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Salty Sue's
American Restaurant
Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Bayou Bill's Crab House
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Jin Jin Buffet Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Coconuts Restaurant
American Restaurant
Conservation Park
The Lake House at Carillon Beach
Our Little Beach Cafe
The Boar's Head Restaurant & Tavern
Seafood Restaurant
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Eat My Pasty
British Restaurant
Buddy's Seafood Market
Seafood Market
Sandbar Seafood & BBQ Joint
Seafood Restaurant
Muy Wayne O's
Tex-Mex Restaurant
Oishi Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Thai Restaurant
Marco's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Camp Helen State Park
Frank Brown Park
Dusty's Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
The Terrace Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Margaritaville Restaurant Panama City Beach
American Restaurant
The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House
Seafood Restaurant
Russell-Fields Pier
Dick's Last Resort - Panama City Beach
American Restaurant
Smoothie King
Juice Shop
Dickey's Barbecue Pit
Barbecue Restaurant
Kilwins Panama City Beach
Ice Cream Shop
Pompano Joe's Seafood House
Seafood Restaurant
RedBrick Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Nathan's Famous
Fast Food Restaurant
New York Pizza & Grill
Pizza Restaurant
Hana Japan
Japanese Restaurant
Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Kona Ice
Pier Park
Pier Park
Wayback Burgers
Fast Food Restaurant
Boomerang Pizza Kitchen
Pizza Restaurant
Chicken Salad Chick
Southern Restaurant (US)
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
ECP Panama City, Florida
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
About 20 minutes drive.
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Hwy 79 @ 7 miles east. Back Beach Rd outside gate.
Nearest Beach
Right in front of you!
Nearest Point of Interest
Winn Dixie Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
Publix Grocery
Nearest Point of Interest
CVS Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
New Jin Jin Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou Bill's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Wells Fargo Bank
Nearest Point of Interest
Salon Baliage and Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Hava Java Coffee Shop
Nearest Point of Interest
Pinnacle Port condos
Car: recommended

Fairview Cottage is located in the Community of Carillon Beach- 7 miles west of the intersections of Highways 98 and 79 in Bay County, Florida. Carillon Beach is directly South of Lake Powell and Phillips Inlet.

The area surrounding the community is very quiet and peaceful. All the activities of Panama City Beach are within 15 minutes of the community.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Please note: Summer rentals from 5/26/18 through 8/17/18 are weekly only Saturday to Saturday unless last minute and not booked.

Deposit of 50% of quote is required when reservation is made in order to reserve the cottage. Balance of payment due 60 days prior to contracted arrival date.

Payment preferred via personal check and e-check but I do accept credit cards.

$59.00 Property Protection Policy charge is non refundable as an insurance policy is created in guest's name for his/her reservation.

Cancellation policy: your 50% deposit is non refundable unless I can re-book the time you wish to cancel. If I can re-book all of the cancelled time or some share of it at a lesser rate I will refund you what I am able to obtain for your cancelled dates, less a $100.00 processing fee.

You must cancel your reservation 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date or the entire balance, less tax and housekeeping fee, is due.

Please refer to the rental agreement you sign for complete details on rental terms and conditions.

Guest will be required to sign a rental contract and provide identification.

Community quiet hours 10 p.m. until 7 a.m.

Max occupancy is 6 people.

No smoking.

No pets.

Credit card payments accepted. E-check payments charge is 3% less than quoted amount which assumes you will pay via credit card unless you notify me that you wish to pay via electronic check. Please advise which method of payment you wish to use for correct quote.
If you do not advise me, I will send you a quote inclusive of the charge for credit card use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund