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Dreaming of a sunny, beachy Christmas? , Panama City Beach , Florida Vacation Rental by Owner

Carillon Beach, Panama City Beach Vacation Rental House

  •  615-881-8000
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Central Time Zone (UTC-06:00)

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Last Updated: 12/13/2019


Pristine Gulf Front home available for Christmas & New Year's! Leave a note for Santa to head South!

IT'S RIGHT ON THE BEACH! AND RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO THE GULF FRONT POOL COMPLEX IN CARILLON BEACH! As seen in both Southern Living and Coastal Living Magazines, the 'Fairview' cottage at Carillon Beach assures you of a vacation worth taking. The gulf front AND poolside Fairview cottage, located in the upscale and private community of Carillon Beach (west Panama City Beach area), is exquisitely furnished and comes complete with everything needed to transplant you to the serene atmosphere of the beach.

Fairview cottage is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath gulf front AND poolside home that can sleep up to 6 people very comfortably.
We offer a king, queen and two twin beds as bedding. Fairview has a full compliment of audio equipment for your enjoyment as well as a 55" Samsung SMART HDTV for your use with Roku or Apple TV. The gourmet kitchen is fully stocked for those who prefer to cook and dine at home. You can enjoy your meals and an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico at the picnic table on our gulf side deck.
Fine linens, writing paper, books, videos, puzzles and games are all here for you to enjoy. We also have a complete set-up for those traveling with infants and small children including a port-a-crib with all linens provided, baby gates, high chair, booster seat, children's dishes, sippy cups and silverware.  Six bicycles of various size and a charcoal BBQ grill are also on site for your use as desired.

Fairview is a great home for two families traveling together! Come experience our snow white and powder soft beach, 3 pools, 2 tennis courts, children's playground with picnic area and basketball court, our lovely new downtown shopping and dining district and so much more!

You can bring your jet skis and launch them on Lake Powell directly outside our community gates and when Phillips Inlet is open you can ski into the Gulf of Mexico. Jet skis are also available for rent locally.
If you are looking for an immaculate, (that's a promise!) well-stocked and appointed, safe and very comfortable home in which to enjoy your well earned vacation then Fairview Cottage is the vacation home for you. It's all here! Just bring your favorite book and let us take care of the rest.

Fairview cottage is a very well-stocked home with everything needed to make your vacation enjoyable and very memorable! Amenities include fully stocked gourmet kitchen, fine linens, writing paper, videos, puzzles, books and games.  Fairview is located immediately next door to the beach front pool complex in Carillon Beach. Fairview has its own private dune walkover to the beach with outside hot and cold shower. Fairview is immaculate inside and out! (We have an incredible housekeeping staff and guarantee you will not find a cleaner home for your vacation). Beach chairs and umbrella provided for guests March to November each calendar year.
Babysitting and grocery shopping prior to arrival can be provided if needed. 

You will be made to feel very much at home at Fairview.  We will gladly provide references to assure your comfort in choosing our home for your vacation.

Community amenities include: 3 pools (one is heated in the off season). Two tennis courts. Children's playground with basketball court and picnic area. Gated security with security patrolling on a 24 hour basis. Winn Dixie and Publix groceries directly outside the community gates. Bell Carillon with seasonal concerts. Carillon Beach 'Meeting House' can be reserved for weddings or business meetings directly through the Carillon Beach office.  (Please call for additional information about these reservations). Non-Denominational Sunday worship service each week at the Meeting House. Carillon Beach Institute hosts various shows/concerts/speakers/activities through the year.


Housekeeping Fee: $325.00

Tax: 12%

Property Protection Policy: $49.00

Reservation Fee: $175.00

Payment Policies:

50% of total balance required to secure reservation. 
50% balance due 60 days prior to contracted arrival date.
$49.00 Property Protection Policy charge non refundable as insurance policy is created for reservation.
Guests required to sign a rental contract & provide identification either in the form of a valid driver's license or passport.
No smoking, no pets.
Max occupancy 6 people.
Please verify dates & travel plans as there is a no refund for cancellation policy in effect.
Trip cancellation insurance is offered for your protection.


Check-In Time:   4:00 PM

Check-Out Time: 10:00 AM


Bedroom Setup
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
Dining Room
  • Dining Table
  • Eat in Counter
Barbecue - Grills
  • Private Charcoal Grill
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Bathtub
  • Linens & Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower/Tub Combo
  • Walk in Shower
Bedroom Extras
  • Private Bathroom
  • Alarm Clock
Cooling Comfort
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Air Conditioning
Disability Access Features
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boating
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Ski
  • Kayaking
  • Minature Golf
  • CD Player
  • Scuba
  • Snorkling
  • Stereo
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • TV/DVD
  • Smart T.V.
  • Bikes Included
  • Board Games
  • Reading Library
  • Linens Included
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Vacuum
  • Fitness Center
  • Home
  • Pack and Play
  • High Chairs
  • Online Booking
Home Office
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Blender
  • Can Opener
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Garbage Compactor
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mixer
  • Oven
  • Pots and Pans
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Utensils
  • Water Filter
  • Crock Pot
Outside Living
  • BBQ Grill
  • Community Pool
  • Deck
  • Outside Shower
  • Porch
  • Porch Furniture
  • Private Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Water Park & Wildlife Viewing
  • Gulf/Ocean View
  • Gulf/Ocean Front
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs Provided
  • Beach Service Provided
  • View (Water)
  • View (Lake)
  • Waterfront
  • Beachfront
  • Covered
  • Driveway
  • On Street
  • Parking Available
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Garage Included
  • Boat Rental Available
  • Marina
  • Pier


Near by Activities
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movie Theatre
  • Outlet Stores
  • Shopping Malls
  • Walking Tours
  • Area Golf
Near by Attractions
  • Lake View
  • Near Golf
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shopping
Panama City Beach Florida Activities
  • Club La Vela
  • Panama City Airboat Tours
  • Paradise Adventures Catamaran
  • Pier Park
  • Shell Island
  • Captain Anderson's Marina
  • Captain Anderson's Marina
  • Flippers Dolphin Tours
  • Gulf World Marine Park
  • Island Time Boat Tours
  • Jet skis - Adventures at Sea
  • Lagoon Pontoons
  • Panhandle Helicopter
  • Sandpiper Tiki Bar
  • Shipwreck Island Water Park
  • Wonderworks
  • Aerial Adventures
  • Aqua Park
  • Barnacle Bay
  • Beachfront Adventure Park
  • Bike the Beach
  • Bubble Soccer LOCO
  • Cobra Adventure Park
  • Coconut Creek Park
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Mirror Maze & Laser Craze
  • Emerald Falls Family Rec Center
  • Frank Brown Park
  • Fun Land Arcade
  • Goofy Golf
  • Hidden Lagoon
  • Indy Speedway
  • Island Air Express
  • PCB Aquatic Center
  • Skydive Panama City
  • Duck Adventure Tours
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Wild Thang Airboat Tours
  • ZooWorld
  • Scampys Seafood
  • Marcus' Gulf Pizza
  • Escape Zone 60
  • Bike Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rental
  • Local Fitness Center
  • Reel Contender Fishing Charter
Panama City Beach Florida Restaurants
  • Andy's Flour Power
  • Another Broken Egg
  • Billy's Oyster Bar
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Boon Dock's Restaurant
  • Capt. Anderson's
  • Finn's Island Style Grub
  • Firefly
  • Harpoon Harry's
  • Hook'd Pier Bar and Grill
  • Liza's Kitchen
  • Mike's Cafe and Oyster Bar
  • Moe's Original BBQ
  • Montego Bay Seafood House
  • Runaway Island
  • Schooners
  • Spinnaker Beach Club
  • The Back Porch
  • The Boar's Head
  • The Terrace Restaurant
  • Saltwater Grill
  • Dee's Hang Out
  • Dee's Hang Out
  • Dusty's Oyster Bar
  • The Wicked Wheel
  • Bayou on the Beach
  • Ketana Restaurant
  • Margaritaville
  • Montego Bay Seafood
  • Angelo's Steak Pit
  • Pompano Key
  • Sharky’s Beachfront
  • Hammerhead Fred's
  • Pompano Joe's
  • Carrabba's
  • Spinnaker Beach Club
  • David's Cafe
  • Hook'd Pier Bar
  • Dat Cajun Place
  • Chicken Salad Chick
  • Runaway Island
  • Dirty Dick's Crab House
  • Shuckums Oyster Pub
  • Dick's Last Resort
  • Edgewater Waffle Shop
  • Liza's Kitchen
  • Red Rae's
  • Jeannie's One Stop Diner
  • Pineapple Willy's
  • Salty Sue's
  • The Egg and I
  • Thomas Donut Shop
  • Salvatore's Pizza
  • Triple J Steak & Seafood
  • J Michael's
  • The Wharf Seafood Buffet
Recommended for
  • Adventure Trip
  • Beach Rentals
  • Children Retreat
  • Golf
  • Lake
  • Romantic
Forgotten Coast Restaurants
  • Subway
Forgotten Coast Activities
  • Big Time Charters
  • Bluewater Outriggers
30A-Beaches-South Walton Activities
  • Camp Helen State Park


Bill Selph

Wonderful Cottage    Nov 28, 2019

We stayed in the Fairview Cottage over the Thanksgiving weekend. It was perfect for our family. It was stocked with all the items we needed in the kitchen to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner. We found the cottage neat and clean upon arrival. The heated pool down the street was perfect for morning swims. Especially since children aren't allowed in until 10:00 AM. The beach is right out the door. Highly recommend!

Pamela B.

PERFECT!    Oct 17, 2019

This cottage was perfect. I was there to relax and unwind and this cottage provided everything to make that happen. It was immaculate, well appointed, tastefully decorated, high end appliances and it was not a “cookie cutter.” It had unique features, or character, as you might say. The grounds were well manicured and there was a beautiful view of nature from every window. You also had total privacy except from the main house which was not a problem at all. The beach was a block away which was perfect. The location was great. You are close to Rosemary Beach but far enough away from the populated end of Panama City Beach. You are close to shopping, restaurants, etc. I wish I could put this house on retainer and visit it often. That’s how much I enjoyed it. Denise was a pleasure to work with.

The Cunninghams

Fairview Cottage...a Wonderful week!    Oct 14, 2019

My family has just returned from a wonderful Fall Break spent at Fairview Cottage. All of the excellent reviews I had read proved to certainly be true! Fairview was the cleanest and most “well-stocked” of any beach home we have stayed in, and we’ve stayed in many beach homes, quite a few in Carillon which we love, over the past few years. You won’t find a cleaner, more well-maintained beach home than Fairview...and being able to sit on your porch and still be “on the beach” was great! The convenience of the pool next door was wonderful, and the house is obviously well-insulated, because inside the house there was never any issue with noise carrying in from the pool. Denise is excellent to work with...obviously a very caring and attentive homeowner, and very easy to communicate with through the whole rental process. She was truly a pleasure, and I appreciated so much her quick email responses to any question I had while finalizing our reservation. We never had any issues or problems during our week there, but I have no doubt that if we had, she would have taken care of it immediately. I certainly recommend Fairview Cottage, and would love to spend another extended family vacation there soon!


Beachfront paradise!    Oct 09, 2019

THANK YOU for letting us stay in your beautiful beach home. It was yet another year of fun in the sun, sitting on the front porch with a glass of wine, and catching up with family. Denise is wonderful to work with and gave us great recommendations on places to eat and nearby places to buy fresh seafood. Can't wait to do it all again next year!

Beverly Ficken

Mrs    Oct 04, 2019

Lovely weekend. Spotless home in a dream location next to the pool and on the beach. My elderly father was able to sit on the deck and watch his grandkids play in the pool and in the ocean. He stayed on the main level for all activities which was perfect. We love Carillon and this house is the best location. Denise is lovely and takes care of things!

Amy B.

Relaxing Family Girls Trip- Perfect Location    Sep 21, 2019

Our stay at Fairview in Carillon couldn’t have been better. Denise is extremely organized with the rental process and her pre arrival packet. Fairview couldn't be more perfectly located. It’s extremely clean and stocked. I stayed with my mom and 2 sisters. Just steps to both beach and pool. Best views ever from every room!! Comfortable beds and plenty of room for the 4 of us. Nothing better than the sound of the waves from the front porch or upper deck. Amazing sunsets with a cocktail or sunrise with a cup of coffee. Lots of bikes and beach and water toys in the garage. Everything you could possibly need for a fantastic vacation. Denise was even extremely quick on the deposit refund. I highly recommend this place. I know we will be back for sure to make more family memories!


Perfect    Sep 21, 2019

Nicely appointed, spotless, cozy, comforting and right on the beach. Denise is great to work with. All to make a perfect week. 5 stars!

susan atkins

LOVE Fairview Cottage    Sep 08, 2019

This was the 2nd year in a row for us to vacation at Fairview. We love this cottage and its location. Denise is the best!!

Kristen L.

Two weeks in Heaven!    Aug 12, 2019

...or, as close as you can get on earth. My husband and I returned to Fairview Cottage for our honeymoon and it provided two of the most memorable weeks of our lives! We spent each morning walking around the quaint Carillon neighborhood, each afternoon reading under umbrellas on the private beach, and each evening strolling by the sea at sunset. I cannot recommend Fairview Cottage and the owner Denise highly enough. We continue to come back to Carillon!


One of our favorites    Aug 03, 2019

Fairview Cottage has become one of our favorites. We've been visiting Carillon Beach for a while now, and we love the beautiful houses and scenery, the less crowded beach, the pools, and the proximity to 30A. Fairview Cottage in particular is well maintained, clean, and well appointed. The location right on the beach is hard to beat. The location right next to the pool is also generally a positive and convenient factor. In addition, Denise has always been gracious and easy to work with. We look forward to many more vacations at Fairview Cottage!

Chelsea R.

Wonderful week!    Jun 15, 2019

We love coming to Carillon beach for its beautiful and quiet neighborhood as well as location right on the beach and the pool right next door. We will definitely be back to Fairview Cottage as it was well kept, clear expectations and great communication. Denise was wonderful about providing what was needed for our kids and checking in. We had a wonderful week!

steve horton

FANTASTIC!!    May 25, 2019

This place was wonderful. House was immaculate and the location was perfect.

Kevin W.

Great house in a great location    Apr 30, 2019

We have stayed in Fairview Cottage multiple times, the most recent being in May and this house has the best location. Directly on the beach and by the pool. The house was in perfect condition and had everything we needed for our family. It felt like home. Denise is very easy to work with and prompt to respond to any questions. I highly recommend Fairview Cottage.

Matthew R.

Super Stay!    Apr 17, 2019

Our family had a great time at this property. Perfect for our family of 5. To fall asleep and wake up each day to the the sounds of the Gulf is truly a blessing. Great house, great neighborhood, we loved it!


Loved it just as much the 2nd time!    Mar 30, 2019

We returned to Fairview Cottage after a wonderful vacation there last year. We loved it just as much. Denise thinks of everything and is wonderful to work with. The house is so well-stocked, clean, and welcoming. It doesn't feel like a rental, but like a beautiful home of a dear friend. I highly recommend to everyone!

Evelyn S.

Perfect Location!    Sep 26, 2018

We loved our stay. Being right on the beach was amazing and perfect for the little one taking naps. The sun sets were just stunning. Can't wait to go back next year!

Susan A.

Fantastic Property at Carillon Beach    Sep 22, 2018

We had a perfect vacation at Fairview Cottage on Carillon Beach. The house is beautiful and situated so close to the ocean with a private walkway, and pool next door. We loved eating on the picnic table on the porch, as well as sitting in the Adirondack chairs and relaxing to the beautiful ocean. The owner and her housekeeper were very gracious and helpful. Would highly recommend a stay here. We will return in the future. Thank you Fairview.

Kristen L.

Another week in Paradise!    Aug 18, 2018

For the last three years, I've spent my vacation days at Fairview Cottage. The homeowner, Denise Smith, is a dream to communicate with on a regular basis. While each trip has been special in its own right, nothing tops my most recent trip! Not only does Fairview Cottage provide the perfect oceanfront view of Carillon Beach, but it now marks the location of my engagement. I am forever grateful for this piece of Paradise!

Michael Hayes

Our favorite week of the year    Aug 04, 2018

This was our 2nd stay at Fairview Cottage, and we loved it once again. Carillon Beach is beautiful and a short drive to the restaurants and action of 30-A. The cottage is well-maintained and nicely appointed. It is also well configured for our family: a master bedroom with ocean view upstairs, a bedroom with 2 twin beds for our kids down the wall, and a 3rd bedroom on the main level for guests. The included chair service is a big help - one less thing to drag to the beach. But it's only a short walk from the porch to the beach anyway! Denise has been easy to work with, and we will be back!

Angie H.

Amazing Beachfront Cottage    Jul 07, 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Fairview Cottage! We loved having the beach just steps away and the house had everything we needed. It was very clean upon arrival and when we needed to contact Mrs. Smith during our stay she was extremely accommodating. We hope to be able to stay at Fairview Cottage again. Steve & Angie Hogan Highland Village, Tx


Great Beach-Front Home!    Jun 30, 2018

Fairview Cottage was perfect for our family vacation! This beautifully set Gulf-front home was very well-equipped and well maintained! We loved having our own private walkway just a few steps to the beach and also enjoyed the views from the 4 balconies. Bikes and beach chair setups were included! Though we were there the busiest week of the summer (4th of July), Carillon never felt crowded. A wonderful stay!


Great spot    Jun 09, 2018

We have rented Fairview two years in a row bc our time there has been so great. You can not beat the location - beach front and pool side works so great with little kids who change their mind often! Denise is super responsive should you need anything. Cant say enough great things about this house.

Rita Debes

One excellent vacation!    Jun 01, 2018

We just returned from Fairview Cottage where we vacationed with one of our sons, daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons (ages 3 and 6). Denise is very organized. All communication was clear. Check-in was very easy. Upon arrival, the cottage was IMMACULATE and very welcoming. Denise provided many much appreciated staples (hand soap, trash bags, coffee filters, tea, etc...even candy) so you could just relax and enjoy vacation from the start. The chairs and umbrella on the beach were awesome and we were able to rent another set-up for the week at a reasonable price. The cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need. Even had a "turtle" stool so our little 3 year old could wash his hands "by self". The pool next door was so convenient especially with "little ones". We enjoyed every moment and the views were unbelievable. Everything you might want is close by, but after our initial trip to Publix - we never felt the need to leave the cottage and Carillon Beach! I stayed on the front porch until the very last second before we left!! We look forward to a return visit.

Champ L.

Great communication. Went above and beyond.    May 24, 2018

We needed to cancel our trip due to a family situation. While our payment for the home was non-refundable, Denise was very helpful getting me documentation needed for our claim with our trip cancellation insurance coverage. We will definitely book another visit with Denise and hopefully will get to enjoy the trip next time.

Anna R.

Fairview in Carillon Beach was Awesome!    May 20, 2018

Fairview in Carillon was Awesome!

Bob F.

Great Beach House!    May 13, 2018

The house was great. The owner had everything you wanted for your stay. All instructions provided were nice to have. There were no questions about anything. Great communications. We would definitely stay hear again. The perfect rental!

Sandy C.

My Favorite Vacation Spot to Date    Mar 31, 2018

For the last 25 years, we have vacationed in Florida at least once a year, and lived in Florida for 8 of those years. This property has been the best all-around fit for our family thus far. Here are some of my favorite things:

1. Beach-front with private walkway to the beach, only steps away. Honestly, this pretty much sealed the deal for me.
2. Private balconies from every bedroom with gorgeous views.
3. Located right next to the pool, (which I feared would be loud and intrusive, but was actually quiet and convenient--and we were there over spring break!)
4. Gorgeous neighborhood, which was a perfect blend of families and children for my kids to play with, but also, quiet and quaint (not overly busy like nearby Rosemary Beach or Seaside)
5. Close proximity to Publix, Winn Dixie, CVS and a short drive to either Panama City Beach to the east or Rosemary/Seaside/Destin to the west. Also nice restaurants and shops in the neighborhood. Oh! And            there is a lovely non-denominational chapel with outdoor services, so we were able to attend Easter Sunday service without having to drive anywhere!
6. House was SO CLEAN upon arrival. Like, spotless AND smelled so good.
7. Several thoughtful details for guests, like a fully stocked kitchen (even had some spices, coffee, full candy jar, dish soap, etc), pen and paper for note-taking and letter writing, tons of reading material, baby                accessories, soap, soft towels, sand toys, chairs, bikes of all sizes--this felt more like staying in a friend's home than it did a rental.
8. Comfortable beds.
9. Denise was wonderful to work with.

We have only returned to the same location more than once one other time in 25 years, but I think we will be returning to Fairview in the future. Thank you, Denise!

Jerald F.

Super nice set-up and fantastic owner.    Mar 24, 2018

Great experience, first time to PCB in 16 years, had a great time and a great place to stay. Beach rental was perfect.

Kristen L.

...yet another perfect getaway!    Jan 19, 2018

I’ve spent my summer vacations at Fairview Cottage, but this winter weekend was just the ticket. Because it was a bit too chilly for the usual beach activities, we had a wonderful time bundling up for every sunset! The views are unmatched, the cottage is pristine, and the accommodations exceed expectations. We can’t wait to be back this summer!

Tabitha H.

Gorgeous Home Near PCB.    Jan 01, 2018

This house is located a short drive away from Panama City Beach - it's in a more refined and private area (Carillon Beach) while still having quick access to Panama City and Panama City Beach. The house is literally yards away from the water with nothing to obstruct your view. Waking up each day to a private view of the ocean was magical. It's impossible to be stressed while staying here! The owner clearly took great care in building and maintaining the home, and was always available to answer any questions. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking your own meals, but with lots of amazing fresh seafood available within a 5-10 minute drive, you may find yourself going out to dinner each night instead. If you want to stay in a comfortable, private, luxury home with an attentive owner and easy access to all PCB has to offer, look no further. Definitely coming back!

Patrick S.

Serene, As Usual!    Jan 01, 2018

I've stayed at the Fairview Cottage many times, and despite the winter "dead" season, I think it's one of the best times to visit this section of beach. Carillon Beach is a cut above and less overrun than Seaside or Rosemary. This simply means no people! We saw maybe five people walk along the beach per day, most of them repeats. The water is crystal clear this time of year and begs you to stay and just watch it for hours from the deck. I just wish I didn't live in California, otherwise I'd be down there a whole lot more!

Julia H.

Beautiful home with breath-taking view!    Jan 01, 2018

Fairview Cottage has all the comforts of home and a breathtaking view of the gulf. Such colors! And the wild often do you wake to a school of dolphins swimming past your window? The home is immaculate, well appointed, and well engineer husband was VERY impressed. The general area is quiet, safe, and well-kept. Shops for supplies are a short drive away, and in less than an hour in either direction you have choices for fun day trips. The area offers many ways to experience some great local cuisine: Salt Water Grille, Uncle Ernie's and Buddy's Fish Market were our favorites. Fairview Cottage was a great place for our family to enjoy walks on the beach while collecting shells and having long talks, make wonderful dinners together in the well-furnished kitchen, and spend the evenings watching movies or playing board games. Fairview Cottage was an ideal place for our family to un-wind and recharge for our busy life back at home. Thanks for a fantastic stay...we didn't want to leave!

Kristen L.

My Very Favorite Getaway!    Aug 24, 2017

For the second year in a row, I finished my summer season at Fairview Cottage. A beautiful home with a stunning view and unmatched accommodations! Looking forward to returning. 

Michael H.

Wonderful Family Experience!    Aug 05, 2017

This was our third time staying in a house right on the beach at Carillon Beach, but our first time in Fairview Cottage. It is ideally located/situated (right on the beach and adjacent to the pool), and the home is in very good condition. It was clean and well appointed, and it was set up well for our two children (6 and 1). The owner is very nice and responsive. We look forward to (hopefully) staying here again next year!

Anthony D.

Loved It!    Jul 22, 2017

Great house, great location and very clean!

Amy L.

Family Vacation at Fairview Cottage    Jul 14, 2017

My family loved staying at Fairview Cottage. It was perfect for our family of 6 (kids ages 11, 9, 5, 5). We vacation in the 30A area every year but this was our first time to stay right on the Gulf. The view from this home is breathtaking, literally steps from the beach. Most of the week we were either playing on the beach or relaxing on the porch listening to surf. We also enjoyed walking around the lake and playing tennis in the Carillon gated community. We are already looking forward to returning.

Will Mundinger

Great Week at Fairview!    Jun 04, 2017

What a great beach house! If you are considering, just book now! My family of 5 (wife and kids ages 5, 4, and 18 months) stayed at Fairview cottage in June 2017. It was perfect for our needs. Everything you need inside (plenty of room, great kitchen, nice TV, wonderful balcony facing the beach, full washer/dryer, grill, etc.), plus direct beach access, and within steps of a great pool. And Carillon Beach is a fabulous subdivision away from the crowds of 30A. The owner Denise is super nice and responsive to questions, but she is so organized we didn't have any! We would book again for sure.

David K.

Loved This House!    May 18, 2017

My wife and I and our three teens loved this house! We would definitely come back. The location can't be beat. You are just steps away from the sand, unlike many other homes in the Carillon Beach neighborhood. And it's nice to have the pool right next door. My kids loved the bikes that come with the home. They rode them around the neighborhood every day. Denise, the owner, is the best I've ever dealt with in all the years of us staying in vacation homes. She is very attentive to your needs.

Dustin B.

Great House and Perfect Location!    May 13, 2017

My wife and I, along with our 2 year old son and my parents, just spent 5 days here and had the best time. Denise is a pleasure to work with and makes everything extremely easy. Her house was immaculate, directly on the beach, perfectly located next to one of the community pools, and a short walk to Market Street where there are shops and a couple places to eat. She had so many beach toys and baby accessories already at the house which made it very convenient for my wife and I with our son. The 2 beach chairs she provides are located directly in front of the house and were very nice to be able to use. The beach is beautiful and the water was a gorgeous blueish teal. We really couldn't have asked for a better time and location. Thanks Denise!

Melanie G.

Perfect beach house for family vacation!    May 07, 2017

Property was well maintained, clean and updated. Had all of the conveniences needed including baby gates, play pen and high chair.

Tricia D.

Great Location! Great View of the Ocean!    Apr 22, 2017

We enjoy this house ~ good location ~ always clean!

Lauren R.

Another Great Stay at Fairview Cottage!    Oct 08, 2016

This was our second time to stay here and won't be our last. We love this little slice of beachfront heaven. The location cannot be beat - right next to the beachfront pool, across from the lake and directly on the beach. We've stayed in eight different houses in Carillon Beach and this is our favorite by far.

We'll definitely be back!

Lauren A.

Our Little Paradise!    Sep 02, 2016

Another wonderful week at the Fairview cottage. This is our 5th year coming to Denise's cottage & we love it more every year. What more could you ask for? It's beach front, right next to the pool, cleaner than my house has ever been, & it's in gorgeous Carillon Beach!

Jennifer G.

Breathtaking View!    Jul 30, 2016

Fairview Cottage is truly a gem that meets the magnificent ocean water! When I booked our vacation I was hoping to find a home on a mostly private beach. I wanted my family to be able to enjoy the beach without so many people. I also wanted a home nestled in a charming gated community with lovely restaurants and boutique shops. I found this and more at Fairview! This home has the best personality on the beach and its location is absolutely ideal! The pool is next door and the ocean is just steps away. My kid's mouths dropped open when we first walked in. They were jumping around so excited!! The view is BREATHTAKING! After our kids were in bed ( they are 13,12, & 4) my husband and I would sit on our bedroom balcony and look at the stars as we listened to the waves rolling in. So many times I said "I can't believe how gorgeous this is!" The owner Denise is just flat out awesome. She made sure we had everything we needed. She called to make sure all was well. She recommended places to go, etc. I promise you won't find anyone more attentive and eager to please. She wants you to relax and enjoy! And enjoy we did!!! We all had the best time! I took each kid on different days to breakfast early in the morning while the rest of the family slept. I wanted that private time with each of them before they started school. The little cafe is just a short walk away.... We are already talking about going back and staying at Fairview. If you're looking for a beautiful home right on the ocean you must stay here! It is truly a gem!

John W.

We're going back every year!!!!    Jul 22, 2016

The fabulous Fairview cottage was just perfect for our family of 6 summer vacation. The location is absolutely perfect, right on the beach, big wide view of the gulf, and the lovely community pool directly next door. Even when you need a break from sitting on the beach, you can sit on the back porch and it feels like you're still right there. The home is appointed beautifully and has every amenity you could ask for; it looks and feels brand new. The breeze off the gulf, especially starting in the evening, is so relaxing from both the lower deck and upper deck. I cannot say enough about how perfect this home is.

Larry R.

Perfect Location, Great House!    Jul 16, 2016

The property was extremely clean and very well kept. Obviously property maintenance has been a priority. Everything was immaculate both inside and out. You are literally steps from the beach - just down the back steps from the deck. The front of the house faces a beautiful lake that is inside the gated community. The gated community is great - the houses are all nice, the traffic is at a minimum. Kids are safe riding bikes. We took wonderful walks inside the community. There are three pools - all of them are nice and one of them is literally adjoining the property the house sits on. You can sit on the back deck and watch the kids in the pool. Everything has been thought of inside the house. Baby gates are supplied, beach gear, umbrellas, chairs, bicycles, garbage bags, night lights, coffee filters, spices, and the list could go on for a long time. Denise has thought of everything and provides it for her guests. We had one issue with a slow shower drain and Denise had it fixed immediately. The decking appears to be some kind of Brazilian hardwood (IPE?) and is not only beautiful and in great shape, but cooler to the feet than composite decking would ever be. The outside shower has an additional spray hose for hosing off your feet, etc. The locks are super secure. The washer and dryer are in the garage, which is huge. I can't imaging how you could make a vacation house any nicer. There is ample room for trash - two large trash cans right outside the front door and trash is picked up every day. The A/C worked fabulously. Carillon beach is a wonderful location relative to restaurants - you can get to Destin in 30 minutes or so and also Panama City Beach in 5 min. and Panama City in 20 min. So the selection of restaurants is fantastic. The gated community has stores, rental facilities, food, ice cream, entertainment almost nightly - a great community feeling. It is perfectly positioned close to the larger cities and also all of the small communities along 30A. We will have fond memories of staying here for years to come.

Thomas F.

Fairview Provides OUTSTANDING VIEW!    Jul 09, 2016

Just spent a week at Carillon Beach, stayed at Fairview Cottage which is on the beach. It was outstanding! I was there with my wife, 3 daughters and 2 spouses. The seven of us never felt crowded and the house was in excellent condition. We had stayed at Fairview 9 years ago and it has been well maintained. The setting on the beach was incredible, enjoyed coffee in the morning and dinner in the evening on the deck overlooking the beach and ocean. The beach was not crowded like other areas on 30A, there was actually a fair amount of space between umbrellas. Carillon Beach is close to Publix and Winn Dixie (literally 5 minutes), and close to many restaurants and shops. I can't say enough about the Fairview Cottage and it's owner, Denise, who was always responsive to emails and texts in a timely manner. If you want a true, relaxed, beach experience, this is the place.

Sonia L.

When can we come back?    Jun 10, 2016

Gorgeous home! BEAUTIFUL peaceful beach! Two balconies! Relaxing pool RIGHT there! The house is really well-maintained, VERY clean, has nice appliances, smartly set up with outdoor shower right off the porch. Great supply of beach toys, extra beach chairs, and bicycles. The owner is very welcoming and reachable if necessary (wasn't necessary). We loved having morning coffee on the upstairs balcony, breakfast and lunch on the picnic table on the porch overlooking the beach, dinner at the dining room table, watching movies at night in the living room. Great shell hunting, ocean swimming, night-time crab catching (and releasing). A super fun and relaxing family vacation for my husband and I and our four boys. We have been all over the country and the Caribbean for vacations, and all six of us agree that this was our favorite family vacation, EVER!

Stephanie F.

Perfect Beach Vacation Home    Jun 03, 2016

Our family spent the week at Fairview Cottage and could not have been more pleased with our stay. Denise was so helpful, detailed, and organized, making our vacation all the more enjoyable and relaxing. The house itself was immaculate. Moreover, the house was stocked full of extras to make your vacation even more fun! Denise had bicycles, beach floats, games, movies, puzzles, extra towels, kitchen essentials, the list could go on and on. The location of the house was picturesque and very convenient as it was directly beside the beach pool. Overall, I would recommend this vacation home for any family with no hesitations. Whether you have small children or an all adult family, this beach house is truly the perfect vacation home! We can't wait to bring our family back!

Rachelle S.

Fabulous Vacation!!    May 27, 2016

Awesome property, location and house! Very clean, well maintained & well stocked! Tons of beach toys & games for kids, too! Will come again!

Matthew K.

Great House. Great Location.    May 13, 2016

Our family of 7 loved this house and neighborhood. We were looking for something less busy than the Destin area, and this was perfect. Denise is a gracious host and pays attention to all the details.

Beverly D.

Perfect 10!!    Apr 22, 2016

This house is the PERFECT 10! Right on the beach, right beside the pool the perfect retreat for me, my daughter, her husband and their two little boys ages 2 and 4. Everything you need is there, just pack your bags and go. Truly a home away from home and a play I'll continue to stay!

Martha J.

Great Getaway!    Apr 11, 2016

Fairview Cottage was all and more than its great reviews! Denise's hospitality was as if she was there, making her guests welcome and making sure we had everything we needed. We have rented houses at the beach many times and Fairview was by far the cleanest and well maintained. The location is perfect, right on the beach and next door to the beach pool. You will not be disappointed!

Kathy M.

Perfect    Dec 31, 1969

Carillon was beautiful and our house being on beach was the best. We never had to leave. Definitely would recommend this house to anyone and plan to come back soon.