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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

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

** LAST MINUTE EASTER AVAILABILITY!** Contact us to book!

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...

Bedrooms:

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

Bathrooms:

Two full bathrooms, both with tubs.

More Details

Owner
Kelly Gilbert & Linwood Gilbert
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 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.

Amenities

Carrabelle House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom, First Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom, Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
This is a beachside house sure to offer lots of fun in the sand. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Steps to the shore! Enjoy the Windwood House, a private, peaceful vacation home.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews
5

We loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to sit back and relax. If you like privacy you will like it here.

If you like a more public beach you can go into Carrabelle. You are just a few miles from St. George Island which also has beautiful beaches and is a great place to visit for the day.. We could see St George Island from the house. Carrabelle has an IGA grocery store which was very convenient. The house is very nice, beds quite comfortable. The house has a well planned layout. All the rooms have views of the gulf. I give it an A+ rating.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing and Peaceful!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Windwood House. It was the perfect spring break for my small family. The small private beach was just right for my little kids to play on. I would recommend water shoes or sandals however. We were able to rent a tandem kayak for the entire week from a nearby business that even did delivery and pickup. The water was calm enough that we could use the kayak everyday. The house fit our family well and had all of the conveniences that we would have needed. My 7 y/o son loved exploring the water for shells and small crabs(and there were plenty). The sand bar and Dog Island really do protect this area from excessive wind and waves so we never had to be concerned about the conditions unlike some other public beaches that at times had 6 foot waves.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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  • 5 of 5

Stayed the first two weeks of March and we really enjoyed our stay. I think all the other reviews were very accurate and better than I can write. Have reserved the house for the last part of March 2018 and looking forward to it.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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4

Beautiful place, great views

  • 4 of 5

Loved seeing the sunrise over the water. House is very nice and well stocked. Very private. We had a great time. Lots of stairs though. ;-)

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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5

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
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Map

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

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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
 
Memorial Day
May 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Christmas & New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 3 2018
5 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$150
$850
$3,250
 

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 hello@windwoodhouse.com 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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