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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Front House With Lake Views - 4 Bdrms / 4 full baths in Gated Community

'The Beach House' at Carillon Beach is located on a beautiful white sandy beach catering to families. This home contains 2900 square feet of living space including living room and dining area, three large bedrooms with queen-sized beds private baths, a large Den/Family (4th bedroom) with Broyhill queen-sized sleeper sofa, it's own private bath, flat screen TV and DVD. We have a Wireless Broadband connection, unlimited long distance service and 2 Flat Screen HD TV's. All in an immaculate setting.

Carillon Beach is an upscale gated community on the Gulf of Mexico. The complex contains free standing homes surrounded by three swimming pools, two tennis courts, basketball court, children's playground and picnic area. A coffee shop, ice cream, sports bar, yoga studio, paddle board shop, fitness center, restaurants and general store offering bicycles, paddle boards and surfboards for rent two walking blocks from 'The Beach House'.

'The Beach House offers a family dream vacation in an immaculate dream house on the beach with magnificent views of the Gulf from the living room area and large master bed room - two bedrooms overlook Lake Carillon. Enjoy spectacular sunsets from two beachfront decks. Another main attraction is searching for crabs on the shore at night with the kids and flashlights.

Your own private walkover to The beach is provided including a daily lounge and umbrella set up from March to October. One of the three swimming pools is on the Gulf two houses away. Two other pools are heated in the off season. We have everything you will need for children including a full sized crib with linens, umbrella strollers, table and chairs set, toys, pails, shovels, books, Cd's, DVDs, boogie boards, swimming noodles and more, in an immaculate home setting. We cater to families.

Amenities: WiFi ; Fireplace, for chilly early spring and late falls; Telephone with unlimited long distance; A/C; Cable TV; VCR-DVDs-TV's-CD's books, Stereo; Microwave; Dishwasher; Refrigerator/Ice Maker; Bread machine, Cooking Utensils; Linens; Washer and Dryer; Beach Towels; Garage; Gas BBQ; Full Gourmet+Kitchen, (for those inclined to cook while on vacation) beach pool three doors away.

Pets not allowed.

No smoking.

More Details

Pat Zimmerman
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Pat Zimmerman

We are a retired couple with a wonderful close and extended family who love the Beach House and we all spend as much time together as possible. Our house was built not only for our comfort but also for the kids and grandkids in mind. Some of our children are now grown and their children are now sleeping in our new full size crib making wonderful memories.

We are there when you need us.

Why Pat Zimmerman chose Laguna Beach

The beauty of the complex, the family community (9 grandchildren still spend their vacation time with us at the beach), having our own beach house with our own walkover to the beach and watching the sun go down. It doesn't get any better.

What makes this house unique

There is no need to worry about lugging stuff to the beach, we have magnificent views from our living room and master bedroom, and a view of lake carillon from the guest bedrooms. Waking up to a cup of coffee overlooking the beach from the master bedroom could not be more peaceful. We love sitting on the deck watching our children and grandchildren digging their way to who knows where, while we enjoy a time out from the sun, and sip on a refreshing drink with friends and family.

You will not be disappointed


Laguna Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • All bathrooms have showers. The master bed room has both a shower and a large bath tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Broyhill queen sofa bed, with private bath and flat screen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are 4 large bedrooms, all have a private bath, 3 have queen sized beds and 1 has a Broyhill queen sized sofa bed, private bathroom and its own flat screen TV/DVD. A full sized crib with linens and sheets is in one of the bedrooms. . Two overlook Lake Carillon and the master bedroom overlooks the Gulf with a private deck.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We cater to families


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

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Ohio and Georgia

Perfect location, gorgeous house

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect - right on the beach, in a gated community, two doors down from one of the larger pool areas. The house was spotless. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds were comfortable, the deck was great. Pat was great to work with and communicated frequently. We’ve stayed along the panhandle for over 20 years. You can’t go wrong with this house. It was truly a joy to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning Larry, What can I say but thank you for the wonderful review. We appreciate the time you took to post it. We were so concerned because of the weather and how it could spoil your stay. We love our Beach House .in fact we are spending a few weeks at Carillon as we speak. The weather is a lot better than when you were here and hopefully it continues. Thanks again and come back and see us sometime. Regards to you and your family. Pat
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Great space for families; amazing views; house has nice energy

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house and the view. Kitchen well-stocked. Very comfortable, you can tell a lot of wonderful memories were made in the house. Owners called to check on us twice and mailed us a precious, left-behind baby blanket. We can't wait to return next year, perhaps twice!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kat and thank you for your kind words. You are right about memories as we have many just watching our grandchildren grow and keep returning to spend time with us. Happy to hear you received your much loved blanket. I will pass on your message to Teresa. Please come back and see us again. Warm regards to you and your family, Pat
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Just returned from another week stay at The Beach House, our second time staying in Pat and Vic's beautiful beachfront home, and our 13th year in a row staying at Carillon! The perfect Gulf location. Everything was as we remembered it from last year. Comfortable, spotless, and all well appointed and in its place.

Even with workmen with their nail guns, saws, and banging hammers 10 feet away Monday thru Friday 7am-5pm building the house next door......we managed to (mentally) block out their noise and enjoy our time with family on the beach. Pat wanted so badly to make the building commotion disappear but we both knew...."houses have to get built, whadda you gonna do...?"

Can't wait until we go back back next year! Such a beautiful location. And ask Pat for the name of the personal shopper who will have the fridge stocked with whatever you need from Publix + makes the best pecan and coconut cream pies around...all waiting when you arrive for a VERY reasonable charge.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our Beach House. Again, we are so sorry for any inconvenience caused by the building next door. Not many people would have been as patient and understanding as you. Vic and I are so blessed that we have guests such as you and your family vacation with us. Now that both sides of the Beach House has a house already built we can start to breathe a little easier. Please come back and see us again we promise a much quieter time. Also the beach and views will be the same. BEAUTIFUL Pat and Vic
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from staying a week at this house. Through the many beach vacations over the course of nearly forty-five years of marriage, we have loved staying in many houses, but this house is so lovingly decorated that we felt immediately like we were at home. The many personal touches throughout the house made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. We were there with our children and four grandchildren, ranging from 2 1/2 to 12 and none of them wanted to leave. Everything is designed for families who want to be together without having to pack a lot of beach and swim toys. The close proximity of the gulf-front pool and the beach make a very delightful combination. The house was very clean, thanks to the wonderful housekeeper. We made many family memories and will treasure this vacation as one of the best. Thanks so much for allowing us to be at home in your beach house!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Beth, Thank you so very much for your kind words and lovely review of your stay at our Beach House. We are truly happy you and your family enjoyed yourselves and thank the weather man for his part for the wonder weather. It is a place for family memories and believe me our family has plenty of them. Hope you come back and see us sometime in the future. Our warmest regards, Pat and Fic
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My 3rd Family Vacation to The Beach House in Carilon Beach, FL

  • 5 of 5

Our family had "the perfect" FAMILY vacation in Carillon Beach. The weather could not have been better and the accommendations exceeded our expectations. The pictures do not due it justice. Each bedrooms is "ensuite" which offers privacy and comfort for the everyone in the group. The location on this sandy white beach is perfect for dolphin viewing (and we saw quite a few swim by) and relaxing with morning coffee. The home is well equipped with every need and them some. Pack light and head to "the Beach House". My 4 year old grandson and 7 year old granddaughter were able to play on the sand directly outside our deck while we sat comfortably and watched.

The gated community is safe from passing cars which offers additional peace of mind.

Pack a few swim suits and have a wonderful trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful kind words, They put a smile on my face when we read it first thing this morning We love our Beach House and spend a lot of time there with our adult children and now our grandchildren. April is such a nice time of the year at Carillon and it is a quiet time. Thanks again for your kind words and hope you will come back again with your grandchildren as they grow with fond memories of the beach. Sincerely, Pat
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The BEST Family vacation home on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had an outstanding stay at Pat and Vic's beautiful home for Fall Break with our 4 young children.

This home could not be any better placed on this beautiful beach, and wonderful community. The home was wonderfully decorated, very well equipped for our large family, with everything you could possibly need. Bring some clothes and you really are good to go here! The master bedroom has a beautiful view of the ocean from the bed. I actually looked out of the window one night to see a falling star while laying in bed!!

The patio overlooking the beach was large, and close enough that we could trust our 5 and 7 year old's to run around in the sand a bit while we could watch and shout to them from the table while finishing dinner! The patio sound system was great to listen to some Bob Marley while getting some shade for a break in the day. We even got to see a protected sea turtle nest "rescued" and baby sea turtles right in front of the house!

There is a beach side pool just one house down, and 2 others ( one heated) in the gated community. The heated one is a short walk away that has a great basketball, tennis, and playground area for the kids.

I selfishly debated sharing the reviews of this place, knowing that it could lead to it being even more difficult to arrange rental, but they deserve the business!

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What can we say other than thank your for the wonderful review. We love families such as yours. Did I mention we have 9 grandchildren and they make vacation time with them fun and memorable. More importantly Vic and I are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay and sincerely hope you all come back to view a few up dates we worked on this winter. Carillion finished the Gulf pool and it will be open within the next week. Our best to you and your family. Sincerely, Pat and Vic
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The Lake House at Carillon Beach
Our Little Beach Cafe
Bayou Bill's Crab House
Oyster Bar Restaurant
New Jin Jin Buffet Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Bubba's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Squidly's Seafood
Seafood Restaurant
Camp Helen State Park
Sunshine Place
The Terrace Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Sunnyside Grill
American Restaurant
Donut Hole
Donut Shop
Shades Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Barbacoa Mexican Grill
Mexican Restaurant
amici 30A Italian Kitchen
Italian Restaurant
Cuvee 30A
Fine Dining Restaurant
Big Bad Breakfast
American Restaurant
Restaurant Paradis
Seafood Restaurant
Havana Beach Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
La Crema Tapas & Chocolate
Spanish Restaurant
Cowgirl Kitchen
Edward's Fine Food And Wine
American Restaurant
Summer Kitchen Café
American Restaurant
Wild Olives Market and Cafe
Amavida Coffee and Tea - Rosemary Beach
Coffee Shop
Pizza by the Sea at Seacrest Beach
Pizza Restaurant
La Cocina Mexican Grill and Bar
Mexican Restaurant
Grits & Grind
Breakfast Restaurant
Crabby Steves Highpointe
Bar & Grill
Ticheli's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Watersound Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Laguna Beach Coffee & Cream
George's At Alys Beach
Seafood Restaurant
Caliza Restaurant
American Restaurant
Pho Pier 77
Vietnamese Restaurant
Back Beach Barbecue
Barbecue Restaurant
Thomas Donut & Snack Shop
Donut Shop
Camp Creek Golf Club
Riptide Bar and Grill at Splash Resorts
Bar & Grill
Conservation Park
Salty Sue's
American Restaurant
Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
Oyster Bar Restaurant
Coconuts Restaurant
American Restaurant
The Boar's Head Restaurant & Tavern
Seafood Restaurant
Red's Chicken Shack
Chicken Restaurant
The Rolling Dog
Hot Dog Stand
Mile Marker Fifteen
Southern Restaurant (US)
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Eat My Pasty
British Restaurant
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Panama City Beach, FL
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
5 miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
highway 98
Nearest Beach
Beach House is on the Gulf
Car: necessary

The Beach House is located on the Gulf of Mexico beach in a gated community with private walkover . TBH is located in Carillon Beach about 25 miles west of Panama City, about 35 miles east of Destin and a 20 minute drive from the airport. The major attraction is the sparkling clear blue water and white sandy beaches with TBH having a 180 degree of the Gulf and its sunsets. The other major feature is the Carillon Beach community itself catering to families in a laid back quiet wonderful immaculate, private home setting with all the amenities you can think of. . You will not find a more lovely combination anywhere. Publix and Winn Dixie are located about two minutes from the gate.

Other Activities: lounging on our beach, shopping, lunching or dining on our deck overlooking the gulf, kayaking, tennis, paddle boarding, golf at one of our first rate golf courses, nearby excellent restaurants and fabulous sunsets. Pier Park located 7 miles from Carillon with fun activities including many restaurants, amusement kiddie park, theater and great shopping, etc. and good family fun

Activities: (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, First rate Golf courses within 5 miles, Tennis, Basketball, Miniature Golf, Amusements Parks, Free Monday Night Concerts, Amusement Parks, Pirate Ship Cruises, Zoo, Live Theater, Shopping, Restaurants, Swimming, Snorkeling, Diving, Water-Skiing, Surfing, Para sailing, Jet-Skiing, Shelling, Golf World, Water Park, Sightseeing, Fishing, Boating and Movies


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Exit cleaning fee $275
refundable deposit $300

Maximum number of guests 8

12.0% tax
$300 refundable deposit
We do not negotiate fees. We prefer personal checks or e-checks.
Call owner for cancellation fees. We try to accommodate in the event of emergencies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.