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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 28 nights


Carrabelle House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 11, 2016

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

The region is what my grandmother fell in love with in the 1970s. She came looking for a place to relax and put her toes in the sand. First, she purchased a small place on Carrabelle Beach, but the beach all but disappeared. Once she was ready to find another spot, she loved this location just 5 minutes from the grocery store and restaurants of Carrabelle while still feeling like she was getting away.

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

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
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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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A perfect, private retreat!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, Kelly is amazing and so easy to communicate with. She is quick to respond and very friendly. We were originally scheduled to vacation in September but the hurricane came through and she let us reschedule with so much ease and even threw in an extra night for our trouble!

We wanted a place on the beach that we could take our 2 large dogs. It's so hard to find somewhere to allows big dogs! Kelly was super nice about our pets with no problems. They do have a rule that dogs are not allowed upstairs (I think because of the carpet, totally understandable) so we just put a gate up at the stairs (turns out they have one for you to use if you don't have your own!) and we slept in the downstairs room instead which was nice too!

My favorite part of this place is the privacy. The only people we saw were fisherman on the ocean. So so so so nice. Our dogs are not super other dog friendly so this was a HUGE bonus and made the whole trip worth it.

The weather was really nice- 70s/80s so no one got overly heated. The house was well stocked and very clean!

Our pups (who are our babies) had the absolute time of their lives and it's a vacation we will ALWAYS remember!

Thank you Kelly and Linwood for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing marine life

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! We saw so much marine life due to the calm water and private setting. The locals were very friendly and there were many things to do along the coastline, within driving distance. The owners were very responsive for any questions. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful :)

  • 5 of 5

Great time, adorable house and the best owners I've ever had the pleasure to deal with :)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful Getaway for Peace, Quiet and Nature

  • 5 of 5

We decided to stay at Windwood House because of its location, convenient to St. Georges Island State Park, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Carrabelle and Apalachicola. We were not disappointed. The house itself is located right on the bay, and there is a shoreline in front that made sunrise and sunset photography effortless. The house was very well supplied with every kitchen appliance you could think of, and that made catching meals between trips easy too. The hosts have thought of everything, dispensers in the showers hold shower wash, shampoo and conditioner. You have an ample supply of dishes, towels, pillows, and there is a fully stocked laundry room that was very helpful to have access to. There were Keurig pods and coffee, even an assortment of bug spray (you'll need it at night, it's Florida). The house is on two levels, on stilts, with two flights of wooden stairs to the front door. The living room has an uninterrupted set of glass windows that gives a sweeping view of the water from the kitchen and living room. The downstairs bedroom is very comfy, and has windows overlooking the water as well. The master suite on the second level is spacious with its own private deck, and there is a guest or child's room and bathroom on that level as well. There is an office nook in the master suite, and the Wi-Fi in the house made catching up on work things (as few as possible) a breeze. Pets are allowed, with permission, and one of us slept downstairs with them to follow the rule of no pets upstairs. The hosts have a nice, sturdy easy to use baby gate to restrict pets access to the top level, so you won't have to bring one if you have pets traveling with you. Windwood House fronts the main southerly route through the Forgotten Coast, but it was very quiet even for one of us who typically is a light sleeper. Our dog really liked walking on the shore, and the neighborhood across the road made for a nice dog walking route. We found the area to be beyond our expectations. We had fantastic weather, no rain, perfect beach days, and the trip to St. George Island is only about a half hour. We found plenty to keep us occupied, Apalachicola is a gem of a town, we made multiple trips there, and Carrabelle is charming and cute as well. The owners were very responsive to questions, and the only surprise about Windwood House is that it was so nice, and so spacious. We didn't want to leave, we could have moved in happily and stayed there forever.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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The Pearle Restaurant
"Quaint restaurant with delicious, local food."
Angelo & Sons Seafood
"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"
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park
"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


Rates & Availability

Carrabelle House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 20 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Mar 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
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

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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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Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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:

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