Butterfly Kisses offers the perfect family vacation getaway. Our home is located in the gated, gulf front village of Carillon Beach, boasting nearly a mile of peaceful, unspoiled beach on the “Emerald Coast”. The Emerald Coast is praised as the most beautiful beach in Florida. Just five minutes to Scenic 30A, Rosemary & Alys Beaches, Butterfly Kisses is serenely tucked away from it all. Three-minute walk to Carillon’s peaceful, private beach One-minute walk to pool, tennis courts, park with playground and village ice cream shop and restaurants.
Main Floor Sleeping Arrangements:
Master Suite #1 w/ king bed & private en suite bath
Second Floor Sleeping Arrangements:
Master Suite #2 w/ king bed & private en suite bath
Bedroom #3 w/ queen bed & shared en suite bath
Bedroom #4 w/ queen bed & shared en suite bath
Bunk Area #5 w/ four twin beds
Hi-Speed Internet & WIFI 60″ Smart TV
Daily Seasonal Beach Service (four lounge chairs w/ cushions + two umbrellas set up daily March 15 – October 15)
Near Pier Park, 30A, dozens of golf courses, fine and casual dining & the 18 mile Timpoochee Bike Trail.
We include the following for your convenience in the home:
-Twelve beach towels
-Beach toys, chairs and wagon
-Weber charcoal grill & grilling tools
-An assortment of cooking spices
-Keurig , Drip & French Press coffee pots as well as a tea kettle
-Blender, toaster, crock pot, hand mixer and an assortment of pots and pans
-Complete dinner service for 12
-Complete sets of Wine, Margarita, Martini & Champagne glasses for relaxing and celebrating with friends and family
-Starter supply of toilet paper and paper towels
-Unlimited supply of kitchen trash bags, dishwashing tabs and basic cleaning supplies -Unlimited supply of laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, iron and ironing board
-Bike tire pump
-Extra pillows and blankets
-Air printer – Just connect to Wi-Fi and print.
-Games and books
-First Aid kit
Butterfly Kisses offers southern-style, shady, double front porches, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sea breezes day and night. You might also hear the soothing sound of the Carillon Bell Tower chime the hour and play a familiar childhood tune.
The spacious main floor of the home provides families with an open-concept floor plan, with a large, fullly-stocked kitchen and dining area that seats eight plus six additional seats at the bar for larger groups, seating a total of 14. The kitchen and dining area open to a large family room with a 60-inch SmartTV as well as board games and activities for families to enjoy. The main floor also offers one of the two king master suites with an en suite bath with separate shower and claw foot tub.
The second floor features a second king master suite with private access to the upper covered porch, perfect for a quiet cup of coffee or tea while enjoying the morning sunrise. This second master suite also has a large bath with separate shower and claw foot tub, as well as a walk-in closet. Additionally, the second floor offers the third and fourth bedrooms, each with queen beds and shared en suite bathroom, a bunk area with four twin beds, and a full-size laundry room.
Butterfly Kisses is just a short, three-minute walk down the safe, quiet village street to the beach and Dune Walkover #3, the only dune walkover in Carillon to provide restrooms and showers. We are just a one-minute walk to the Bellview Park pool (heated seasonally), playground and tennis courts.
Our home is also just a one-minute walk down the shady promenade to the quaint Village of Carillon, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or ice cream at Our Little Beach Café (open seasonally) or take advantage of Salon Baliage & Spa, Paradise Fitness and Yoga Elements. You can also rent bikes and paddle boards or pick up last minute sundries from the Shipwreck General Store. The Carillon Village is also the venue for the popular Monday Night Summer Concert Series, Groovin’ on the Green, and weekly Wednesday Family Movie Nights on the Green.
While we are only a text, phone call or email away, we have a local house manager to assist with any unforeseen issues that require immediate attention. Please come share our beautiful southern-style home. However, please keep in mind that our home is for families to enjoy. We do not rent to singles or young groups.
STANDARD NIGHTLY RATES
Winter: $250 per night
Spring: $450 per night
Summer: $650 per night
Late Summer: $450 per night
Fall: $350 per night
MINIMUM STAY POLICY
Mar- Oct: 7 nights | Saturday check in
Nov – Feb: 4 nights | Any day check in
Please inquire about last minute availability discounts, shorter stays and/or extended stay bookings.
AMENITIES LOCATED WITHIN THE GATES OF CARILLON BEACH:
THE BEACH: There are eight Dune Walkovers in Carillon Beach, leading to nearly a mile of beautiful white sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico. There are endless opportunities for shelling, swimming, snorkeling, wake boarding, surfing, skim boarding, paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, fishing, reading and relaxing. Start or end your days with a walk at sunrise or sunset on the beautiful Emerald Coast.
THE THREE POOLS: The Beach Club and Pool, with relaxing views of the Emerald Coast, features The Beach Club Pavilion, which is the perfect shady spot to enjoy a picnic lunch by the sea. The Bellview Park Pool offers a heated pool during the cooler months and Spring Break, as well as a children’s pool for younger ones. The Lake Carillon Pool overlooks Lake Carillon and is also heated during cooler months. All pools have large deck areas with chaise lounges, tables, chairs, umbrellas and restrooms.
BELLVIEW PARK is the perfect place to play after a relaxing day at the beach. Located on the West end of The Promenade, Bellview Park offers the Bellview Pool, a Playground, Basketball Court, two Tennis Courts, and a large green space perfect for a game of football, soccer or Frisbee.
THE BELL TOWER is the central area of the Carillon and can be heard throughout the village. The tower chimes the hour and plays seasonal tunes throughout the year.
THE VILLAGE GREEN is an area popular during the summer season for Monday night “Groovin’ on the Green” concerts and designated “movie nights” for children. At other times, the Village Green is the site of gorgeous weddings and events, although it is often just a simple place for families to play, enjoy ice cream or have a picnic lunch by Lake Carillon.
THE MEETING HOUSE is a beautiful little chapel overlooking Lake Carillon. The chapel is the site of weddings and offers non-denominational church services at 10:00 AM each Sunday.
LAKE CARILLON is a fun place for a walk to spot turtles, families of ducks and various species of fish and water fowl. Lake Carillon also offers paddle board yoga classes, paddle board rentals as well as kayak rentals and catch and release fishing.
LAKE POWELL is a coastal dune lake, which is a rare ecosystem found only in the Florida Panhandle, Madagascar, Australia, and New Zealand. These lakes are freshwater lakes that, as the tide changes, exchange water with the Gulf of Mexico through a break in the beach. Lake Powell is the largest coastal dune lake in Florida and is designated as a “Pristine Florida Waterway”. A visit to Lake Powell via a walk down the beach is a great way to spend an afternoon wading in the warm water flowing into the Gulf.
IN THE AREA: Carillon Beach is five minutes to Rosemary Beach, 10 minutes to Pier Park, 20 minutes to Seaside, 25 minutes to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and 30 minutes to St. Andrew’s State Park & Shell Island Tours. There are excellent restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques in all directions, as well as a dozen nearby golf courses.
TIMPOOCHEE TRAIL: Timpoochee Trail is an 18.6-mile trail, named after an influential Euchee Indian Chief, winding past dune lakes and state parks and beach access points through several charming beach neighborhoods. The trail parallels the entire length of Scenic Highway 30A from Inlet Beach to Dune Allen and is safe, wide, and relatively flat. It’s a perfect day trip for the family.
Carillon Beach is truly a special place that families, like us, return to year after year, making new memories and carrying on past traditions with every visit. We hope you decide to experience this special place with your family.