USA Gulf Coast Florida Panama City Beach Listing #32418

Carillon Beach: Stella By The Sea - Panama City Beach, FL

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5 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Gulf-front home with sundeck, washer/dryer, central AC - close to beach

This fantastic Carillon Beach home is nestled within a gated community and features a large outdoor deck with attractive floors and lots of bright, open space. A full kitchen is ready to help you turn up the heat on today's catch, and the handsome wood dining table is the perfect place to serve it to your guests with wine and cocktails. You're just a few steps away from the beach, and there are plenty of fun things within the community like tennis and basketball courts and three pools.

COMMUNITY AMENITIES

WHAT’S NEARBY

While you're here, take a paddleboarding or kayaking trip across Lake Carillon. For more water fun, try taking a dolphin tour to Shell Island or take a Cold Spring Eco Tour. Enjoy a date night by catching a movie at the IMAX theatre or maybe a romantic ride on the Skywheel at Pier Park, just seven and a half miles away. Experience the fine shopping and dining of nearby Hwy 30A. Want to get out on the water? Book a day trip with Dead Fish Charters, 16 miles west, to get right up alongside some King mackerel, Cobia, and Red Snapper.

THINGS TO KNOW

AMENITIES

Bathrooms

Jetted tub

Features

Iron

Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave

Stove

Media

Internet

TV

Cable

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Tennis court : Shared

Basketball court : Shared

Outdoor

Balcony

Beach chairs

Theme

Snowbird-friendly

5 reviews

Caroline and Jim K. Nov 2022
Clean, pretty, attractive, roomy.
Christine A. Oct 2022
This home is beautiful well equipped and spotless!! It is located in beautiful Carillon Beach just steps to the walkover to the beach. We love Carillon and will definitely be back to Stella by the Sea.
kim b. Jul 2022
The house is just as gorgeous as the pictures show with all the designer finishes you could ever want. One drawback is that there are really only 2 bedrooms with easy bathroom access. When sleeping in the bedroom on the top floor, one would have to come down 2 flights of stairs to use the restroom. Same with the lofted room that is above one of the king beds, but in that case you are actually coming down a ladder to get to the shared bathroom. This is very impractical for small children and most adults, making the house less practical for families.

While all the natural light that comes into the house is beautiful, be prepared for the bedrooms to be flooded with light at 5:45am each morning because there are no window treatments on the large transom windows that line 2 of the 4 walls. If you don’t relish the idea of getting up that early on vacation, be sure to bring a sleep mask. The other drawback to not having window treatments on the transom windows is that this entire, large house has only one air conditioning unit. The upstairs rooms stay warm during the day and unfortunately, most of the night as well.

Location is great as the public beach walkover is directly across the street but bring your own beach towels because those are not provided. I cannot remember the last time I stayed in a luxury beach house that did not provide beach towels. The 2 beach chairs and umbrella were appreciated and used every day of our stay. The outdoor shower helped us keep sand out of the house and the many outdoor porches were furnished well with comfortable seating and tables.

Surprisingly, there are cameras on the porches and a Ring-type doorbell, which also probably provides audio. They made us feel uncomfortable and I would hope they are not all being monitored. Usually when there are cameras on rental properties, there is prior notification in the listing or information provided ahead of time.

Vacasa did respond by text when there were maintenance issues during our stay, but they did not answer the phone for the day before or day of our arrival when we needed to speak to someone. Guests staying in other Vacasa homes also reported that this is a consistent issue, so I hope that can be addressed because the staff was lovely in person.

Checking out was easy because there wasn’t a long list of required maintenance items to do. The house is impeccably clean and the kitchen had everything one could possibly need during their stay. It is really a lovely home for the right family but I cannot imagine it being comfortable at all for more than 5 people and certainly not the maximum number of guests the house is indicated to sleep on the listing.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Kim, we hope you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for any misunderstanding regarding this listing. We attempt to be as transparent with our listings as possible and provide accurate and current photos, amenities lists, and descriptions so guests can make an informed choice about what they are paying for and make the right decision for their needs. We encourage guests to reach out with any questions or concerns before booking, as we are happy to help. Additionally, we apologize for any discomfort the cameras on the property caused your party. In the state of Florida a owner may put cameras on their home to monitor their property as long as the cameras are pointed away from the inside of the homes which these are. We hope to have the opportunity to truly impress you in the future.
Lance T. Jun 2022
This home is stunning and so close to the private beach walkover! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking and all of our family needs! Already planning our next visit!!