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Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 Comfortably, Shoreside House With Water Views


FREE High Speed Internet with WiFi - FREE Netflix - FREE Onsite Laundry - FREE Use of Propane Grill

Maximum Occupancy is 6 total people

VISIT OUR WEBSITE for in depth details about the Windwood House. Beach description, list of items in the kitchen, info about local attractions and more!

Is the Windwood House right for you? You can expect a peaceful, calm retreat in this private home. We have a few vacant, wooded lots to the left and right of the home so you don't often see a neighbor. Yet we're also located right on Highway 98 for easy access to everything you may want to explore. This is a single unit home - meaning you have the entire home to yourself. No upstairs or downstairs neighbors like in a condo. The shore is just steps away and we don't often have people walk by. Windwood is located in a small, quaint town. No hustle and bustle. No loud, touristy, commercialized attractions. You can count on beautiful nature and friendly people. Our beach is small, quaint, and calm with gorgeous tall pines right to the shore. It is well protected by a sandbar, offer sea creatures a protected area. We often see horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, tons of fish, lots of birds like egrets and ospreys, dolphins, and sharks.

This home offers gorgeous views, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two balconies, a ground level deck with a picnic table, a nicely appointed kitchen, flat screen televisions in all bedrooms and beach access just steps from the house. Also, there are large beaches with big waves and big sand dunes within a 15 or 20 minute drive (Carrabelle Beach, St. George Island).

The living room and every bedroom has an amazing view of the water!

The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen with all the necessities for cooking. We’ve stocked all the basics you’ll need such as pots and pans, silverware, knife block, plates, glasses and more. There is a microwave, toaster oven, a range (stove/oven), refrigerator, dishwasher, two blenders (better safe than sorry, right?), a Keurig, and a regular coffee maker.

The living room directly adjoins the kitchen and has a pull out couch, love seat, flat screen smart TV (Netflix is included!), and has a wonderful balcony. There is also a small dining table here.

The third bedroom is also on the first floor and has a very comfortable queen size bed, flat screen TV, Blue Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, and windows overlooking the water.

Also on the first floor is a full bathroom with a modern vanity and tub/shower.

On the second floor you’ll find the master bedroom is nicely appointed with a comfy queen bed, private balcony, flat screen TV, Blue Ray player with Netflix and Pandora, spacious closet and a workstation. Plus, if you’re traveling with a baby, this room has enough space to easily fit a pack and play.

Also on the second floor is the second bedroom which has two twin beds (that can easily slide together if a couple would like to use this room), a flat screen TV and smart DVD player.

The second floor bathroom is nicely appointed with a modern vanity and tub/shower.

The ground level features a spacious deck with a picnic table, propane grill, and Adirondack chairs that are lightweight and can be carried to the shore.

There is covered parking underneath the house plus additional parking in the front drive.

The region is famous for outstanding fishing-from protected bays, to the open Gulf waters, to the winding rivers of Carrabelle, Apalachicola and Panacea. Just 35 minutes away is the town of Apalachicola which is famous for their oysters and Florida's Seafood Festival held every November.

Now a bit more about the house...


Master (2nd floor): Queen bed

Second Bedroom (2nd floor): Two twin beds

Third bedroom (1st floor): Queen bed

Living room (1st floor): Queen pull out couch


Two full bathrooms, both with tubs.

More Details

Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert

Linwood Gilbert of St. Petersburg, Florida owns and rents out this family vacation house.

Our family has been vacationing in the Florida panhandle since the 1970s and we love the area. Linwood built this house with his mother in the mid 1980s and we've recently renovated the property.

We love the area and are happy to share this wonderful home.

Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert purchased this house in 1985

Why Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert chose Florida

Our family fell in love with Florida's Forgotten Coast in the 1970s. Our family started with a small place on Carrabelle Beach, but unfortunately the property burned down and the beach has all but disappeared. Next was a cute cottage in the same area, tucked into a wooded lot of of Highway 98. Next, the family was ready to build a house and just loved this location. Close to the grocery store but still feels out of the city. Plus the easy access of being right on Highway 98 and the beach right behind the house made it a perfect fit.

What makes this house unique

There's something about waking up to a sunrise across the Gulf. Getting a cup of coffee, walking on the beach and watching the birds hunt for fish. The serenity recharges you.


Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom, First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom, Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Second floor, private balcony, flat screen TV, workstation
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Second floor, twin beds, flat screen TV, DVD
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen , First floor, flat screen TV, DVD, views of water
  • All bedrooms have flat screen TVs and views of the Gulf.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
This is a beachside house sure to offer lots of fun in the sand. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

Relaxed and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Everything was exactly as described. Kitchen was fully stocked and having starter paper supplies made it very easy to move in. Stayed on lower floor as we had a dog but plenty of room for the two of us to be very comfy. The deck over looking the ocean front was our favorite place to sit morning and evening. The couple of questions we had during our stay were quickly responded to by owner.

The communities nearby are very friendly and fun to explore - fishing, walking on beach (dog too), oysters and seafood. Carrabella has ample shopping for groceries, East Point for some great eateries and Wakulla Springs for seeing nature in Florida. Don't miss the seafood markets!

We plan to return next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with spectacular sunrise views.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and private home. Well maintained and clean. Beach decor. Spotted a dolphin and a bald eagle landed on tree right off the deck. Everything was just as advertised. Would definitely come back. Loved the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice on the water. Cute place. Had a great week.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice area and home that had all amenities we could have wished for.

  • 5 of 5

Nice home that had all the amenities and more. Everything was within reach that we needed. Nice private location with lots of wildlife.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house with practicality everything a family needs for a great vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The house is great for a family and/or two couples. We came with our daughter and another couple and had a great time. Sunrises were beautiful and we spent almost every day on the water since we had our own boats. We also enjoyed driving to Apalachicola one day. The house comes with a lot of stuff that you need not pack, and even though the kitchen seems small, we had no trouble making it work. The only downside to the house is it's proximity to a busy highway. It was a bit loud, but you get used to it.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Sense of Solitude

  • 4 of 5

Even though right on Hwy. 98, the tall pines & palm trees that surround the house really help with the privacy. Cosy living area. Comfortable bedroom & bath. Excellent view of the gulf & the barrier islands. Unfortunately, the windows were very dirty. We made ourselves at home & cleaned two of them so that we could better enjoy the view. The beach area is interesting with the dramatic tides, birds & crabs. Kitchen well equipped but ready for a deep cleaning of appliances & decorative items. Over all a great value and a nice place to find a little solitude on the gulf. Also, centrally located so easy access to many hiking trails, beaches and lots of boating & fishing opportunities.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Carrabelle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Additional payment options may be available. Email for details.

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.
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"Great seafood (and more) at a beautiful waterfront restaurant."
Carrabelle Junction
"Great coffee shop right in Carrabelle"
St. James Bay Golf Club
"A top rated area golf course"
Fisherman's Wife
"Great little place with local seafood"
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"Beautiful park complete with an amazing spring"
Fathoms Steam Room and Raw Bar
Hog Wild BBQ
WatersEdge Pizza
Crooked River Lighthouse
El Jalisco Mexican Restaurant
St George Island Lighthouse
Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe
Bjs Pizza & Subs
Aunt Ebby's Ice Cream Shop
Paddy's Raw Bar
Black Marlin Bar
Dolores Sweet Shoppe
Up the Creek Raw Bar
The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe
Owl Cafe
Hole in the Wall Seafood & Raw Rar
Apalachicola Seafood Grill & Steakhouse
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Carrabelle-Thompson Aiport
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Harry's Bar and Package
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Pearle
Nearest Beach
7.3 Miles
Carrabelle Beach
Car: necessary


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