'The Belle' Historic Carrabelle Home - Water Views

City: Carrabelle, Florida Property ID: 379220

grand total: From $135 total Per Night

  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
    Let your worries float away in the Carrabelle River as you relax at 'The Belle,' a large 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental home that sleeps 5. Treat yourselves to a peaceful getaway in a grand old house that exudes as much historic charm and character as the little fishing town it calls home. Admire the best views in town from 1,200 square feet of covered porch space where you can watch stunning sunsets - all from an unforgettable retreat on Florida's Forgotten Coast.

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed, Twin Sofa Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed

    This 1,950-square-foot hideaway is perched high on an ancient sand dune offering total privacy while being right in town. Ideal for 2 couples, the home features a split floor plan with bedrooms on opposite sides of the home. The more spacious master bedroom has an en-suite bath and flat-screen TV. The second bedroom is adjacent to another full bathroom and laundry facilities.

    The Belle boasts most of its original early 1900’s architecture and charm, yet top to bottom restoration completed in 2017 includes all the modern-day amenities expected for an easy vacation. Guests rave about the extensive wraparound porches and panoramic views of the sun setting over the Carrabelle Harbor. Outfitted with rockers, chairs, hammocks, fans, lights, and a swing, you won’t want to leave!

    The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinetry, and expansive granite counters to ensure that cooking for a crowd can be done with ease. Local seafood is available for purchase just blocks away or feast on your own catch. Enjoy your gourmet delights in the formal dining room or wine and dine al fresco on the screened porch.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Carrabelle is a naturalist’s dream and The Belle is an ideal central location for exploring Florida’s Forgotten Coast. Nestled on the edge of Tate's Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest, the region hosts some of Florida’s best bird-watching, hiking trails, and bike routes. Boating, from kayaking and canoeing to deep sea fishing and sunset cruises, are favored by locals and visitors alike.

    White sand beaches are the pride and joy of Florida's Gulf Coast. Stay local at Carrabelle Beach, just 5 minutes away, or venture to St. George's Island, with pristine beaches ranked among the Top 10 Beaches of America for several years, only 25 minutes away.

    Fishing is another main attraction in Carrabelle. The Belle has plenty of space to store your boat trailer on-site and is just 1 block from a public ramp and public fish cleaning station. Rentals and charters are readily available too. Spend a rejuvenating day at nearby Dog Island, a beautiful island known for its great shelling, crabbing, bird-watching and shore fishing - only accessible by boat.

    Stroll into town to live like a local for the day. Visit the quaint shops, restaurants, museums, a large park and playground, and the friendly little library. Be sure to stop by Carrabelle’s claim to fame: The World's Smallest Police Station, for a that memorable photo.

    Enjoy championship golf at St. James Bay Golf Resort, just east of town. They also offer tennis courts and a restaurant serving 3 meals. Day trip favorites include Wakulla Springs State Park, Florida’s capitol city of Tallahassee, Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and Apalachicola, to name a few.

    -- THE EVOLVE DIFFERENCE --

    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!

    -- ADDITIONAL DETAILS --

    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen with cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, free WiFi, 2 flat-screen TVs with Netflix, in-unit laundry machines, expansive screened and open porch space, hammocks, gas grill, boat trailer parking, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and much more!
    - Picturesque Carrabelle location - Perched atop a sand dune overlooking the harbor & river with fishing, boating, and more close by in this historic destination
    - Nearest Major Airport: Tallahassee International Airport (~54 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    Policies:
    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed. Additional cleaning fees will be assessed if evidence of a pet is found
    - Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Children are welcome but please note the yard is not suitable for play. Porches and large parking lot are fine for play and there is a playground 1 block away – please ask for details
    - The maximum occupancy for this property is flexible with prior homeowner approval (fees may apply)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location
  • DETAILS & AMENITIES

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Eco Tourism
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Health/Beauty Spa
    • Hiking
    • Hunting
    • Jet Skiing
    • Live Theater
    • Mountain Biking
    • Museums
    • Nightlife
    • Playground
    • Restaurants
    • Sailing
    • Shopping
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing/Windsurfing
    • Swimming
    • Waterskiing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Zoo/Wildlife Park

    Community Amenities

    • Onsite Laundry Facilities

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Coffeemaker
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Coffee Grinder
    • Crock Pot
    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster
    • Water Filter

    Nearby Amenities

    • Near Ocean
    • Water View
    • Waterfront

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Beach Chairs
    • Beach Towels
    • Beach Umbrella
    • Gas Grill
    • Lanai
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture
    • Screened Porch

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • CD Player
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Games
    • Ground Floor
    • High Chair
    • Internet Connection
    • Linens Provided
    • Pack-N-Play
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer

    Suitability

    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Long Term Renters
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (24)
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    The Belle

    Reviewed by: Ashley W. on

    Comment:

    The Belle was just amazing! We loved the small town relaxation and the house was everything they said -but when your there it?s just so much more! We will definitely be visiting again soon we loved it! St.George Island beaches were beyond beautiful and all the locals in Carrabelle were so welcoming! Martha was an exceptional host and thought about every little detail- thank you Martha & Vince!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    The Belle

    Reviewed by: Johni D. on

    Comment:

    The property is both comfortable and peaceful. A short drive to St. George Island. This is a true gem located on Florida?s Forgotten Coast.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Perfect Getaway on the Forgotten Coast

    Reviewed by: Nancy R. on

    Comment:

    The charm of this beautiful home is reason enough to come make it yours for a few days. We hated to leave and look forward to booking it again very soon.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    Perfect Getaway on the Forgotten Coast

    Reviewed by: Nancy R. on

    Comment:

    The Belle is the perfect home base for a week on the "Forgotten Coast". It's beautifully decorated with amazing architectural details and Martha has thought of everything -- all we had to do was move in and enjoy it. Stunning sunsets from the screened porch, great gathering place with friends and family, and excellent access to pristine beaches, eclectic shopping, and all you could want within a scenic 30-45 minute drive. Highly recommend!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2019

    Absolutely picturesque house!

    Reviewed by: Ashley M. on

    Comment:

    The property is very private and secluded! Will be returning as soon as possible!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019

    Delightful!

    Reviewed by: badkinson2001 A. on

    Comment:

    We felt right at home as soon as we walked in the house. The kitchen is decorated nicely and it was very clean. The rest of the house was also pretty & clean. The porch was the best part of the house. Spent our mornings having coffee and our evenings drinking wine and watching the sunset. There were 2 things that were a little disappointing. The air conditioners didn't cool the house very well, especially in the front room. The afternoon sun heats up the room and the air conditioner blew air on your head and neck all night. The second thing I would change is to have one room with a king sized bed.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in April 2019

    Manager's Response:
    Thank you for your review. The owner of this property has asked us to pass along the following response:

    "We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Belle and provided some specific feedback. We wish you had contacted us during your stay so we could have addressed the issue with the AC immediately. Some vacationers are not familiar with ‘mini-splits’ and it sounds like the settings were altered by previous guests. On the correct settings, they keep The Belle very comfortable. The front bedroom does get more sun and temps must be set lower to keep that room cool. Future plans include replacing current blinds with cellular shades which block a lot of heat/sun. We are also considering upgrading to a king bed in the master bedroom too. In spite of a few disappointments, we appreciate the 5-star review and all your nice comments, and we'd love to have you back again soon."

    Best, the Evolve Team

    Beautiful and clean

    Reviewed by: Barbara on

    Comment:

    A historic home on an ancient sand dune. The house was beautifully furnished. Had the best wrap around porch which provided a great view of the sunset. I would have enjoyed some more history about the house. Before and after pictures of the renovation. We will definitely be returning!

    Gorgeous, spacious historical home!

    Reviewed by: Jo on

    Comment:

    I have only praise for this property and its hostess. It is well furnished with quality products, and offers everything one could want in a vacation - including amazing wrap-around porches and privacy on a hilltop above the town. Extremely clean. Might want to skip being there in January, unless you have friends or family in the area. Most restaurants are closed and the fishing is poor, but the local residents are quick to offer their smile and a kind word.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2019

    This was a five star home. We loved it and will be back.

    Reviewed by: Brenda C. on

    Comment:

    The house was beautiful. Inside and outside. Anything and everything that you might need was there. You felt like you were back in time. The views we're fantastic. Definitely want a return trip to The Belle.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    An absolute jewel in the heart of Carabelle!

    Reviewed by: Kathy W. on

    Comment:

    The pictures do not do it justice. This home has been beautifully restored. Plenty of space and comfort. It is convenient to Saint George Island and other beaches.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Beautiful home!

    Reviewed by: Paula G. on

    Comment:

    Perfect vacation spot if you are looking for relaxation! Very peaceful location with lots of charm!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Beautiful and peaceful . We would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by: Margarette K. on

    Comment:

    The house is absolutely beautiful and immaculate. Everything was clean and so well stocked. There were so many little thoughtful touches like Kleenex and sandwich bags. It was so nice to come back from a day at the beach or sight seeing and just be able to relax and feel at home. Getting up in the morning and sitting on that beautiful porch overlooking the river was so pleasant. One evening we spotted a raccoon in the trees as he peeked around at us. My husband, our daughter, and my mother-in-law stayed for six days and we loved every minute. I can't wait to bring my sister and visit again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Classic Comfortable Charm

    Reviewed by: Beth S. on

    Comment:

    Oos and Ahhs were echoing throughout our stay at The Belle. The beauty in the woodwork and the modern comfort added tactfully to keep the authenticity of this vintage home is just amazing. The paint and decor is beautiful. The beds are comfortable. We preferred spending our mornings and evenings watching sunrises and sunsets on the large porch every day. Like the perfect shell you put in your pocket, the Belle is a hidden treasure in a quaint fishing town.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Very relaxing, very quiet, small town , loved it

    Reviewed by: matt c. on

    Comment:

    Wonderful old home, really nice town , the small restaurant , some of the best sea food I've ever had. Definitely say well worth the stay. Reviewer location cleburne texas
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    great find

    Reviewed by: nbg on

    Comment:

    A wonderful old house, comfortably furnished with a great and well equipped kitchen. A plus was the washer and dryer and cold AC after a hot day at the beach. It is convenient to some excellent sea food markets and all the forgotten coast of Florida has to offer.

    Beautiful Historic Gem

    Reviewed by: Kimberly C. on

    Comment:

    My husband and I had a wonderful stay in this very cozy and charming home. Nice view of the harbor and close to shops and restaurants. A short drive to St. George beach and Apalachicola.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Lovely

    Reviewed by: Kat B. on

    Comment:

    Very quant and relaxing. Exactly what we all needed!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Gorgeous

    Reviewed by: Alexandra E. on

    Comment:

    Martha was great Thanks
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2018

    Charming, Grace and pure relaxation

    Reviewed by: Mona R. on

    Comment:

    The owner is terrific and everything was in order. Attention to detail was over the top. Classical beauty and so inviting and relaxing with the grand porch. I don?t know how anyone could not rave about this wonderful place, location and charm. I?ll be back!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Last minute weekend getaway!

    Reviewed by: Michele Ray on

    Comment:

    The Belle is perfect! Not only is the house fabulous but the host have done a great job making the stay the best experience possible. My son and husband arrived first and I got a text message from him saying "Dad is in love!" We all fell in love with this beautiful house and are planning to visit again soon.

    Thumbs up

    Reviewed by: Rebecca B. on

    Comment:

    Had a great stay. Enjoyed view of water from the large porch. Everything was as described. No issues. Would recommend.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2018

    Beautiful Home and View

    Reviewed by: Kathy B. on

    Comment:

    Celebrated our Mom's 80th Birthday there with my sisters. A beautiful home and everything we needed was there. Awesome view of the water from the porches. Close to shopping and great Resturants.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in December 2017

    Reviewed by: Wendy on

    Comment:

    Lovely historic home with amazing views! Thanks! Wendy
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in December 2017

    Reviewed by: Taylor on

    Comment:

    We really enjoyed our stay at “the Belle� with family for the holiday weekend. Martha was great at providing info to us before we checked in and was quick to respond and very accomodating with any requests we had. The house is beautiful, unique with lots of history, and we really loved all the outdoor porch space. We found the description on Airbnb accurate. We kayaked in the river (across the street), visited appalachicola national park (30 minute drive), went to the the Carrabelle beach (a 5 minute drive), St. George Island Beach (30 minute drive), and walked around the quiet and friendly fishing/port town of Carrabelle. There is a great view from the porch of the river and sunsets. We even saw a black bear during our stay! We really had a great time and loved our stay here!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2017

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