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“OK, but not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carrabelle Beach, an RVC Outdoor Destination

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Carrabelle Beach, an RVC Outdoor Destination
Certificate of Excellence
Warner Robins, Georgia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“OK, but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

I took my two daughters and their children for a quick trip to the beach and chose this place based on the reviews. The campground and facilities were great...so were the staff. We were a little disappointed with the accommodations. We rented both a resort owned cabin and an owner's cabin. The resort owned (#1-10) was newer. I expected it to be small, but was smaller than the pictures depict. The bathroom reminded me of a cruise ship...almost as small! The beds were comfortable...thankfully. The kitchen is minimally equipped...not even a frying pan...though there were a few saucepans. Plently of dishes, utensils, etc. Did I mention ants? The cabin was infested with ants. We found them on the first day in the kitchen...later we found them in the loft ON THE BED! The loft...an adult can't stand up...even on your knees...you have to crawl. The stairs are EXTREMELY narrow and steep. I took a tumble down the stairs and still have the bruises. The floors were filthy...I noticed my grandsons feet were very dirty...then noticed mine. Had to wear shoes...even though you didn't see dirt...floors could use a good scrubbing. And the beach is actually the sound...small island in the distance so it isn't actually the gulf...water a little darker, murkier...found good shells though. Positives: quiet, friendly neighbors, clean/comfortable beds, safe area, few but good restaurants, good pool/facilities. Negatives: cooking utensils, ANTS, dirty floors, cheap LR furniture.

The owner's cabin was much older, but clean. Very well equipped. Had a funny smell, but not offensive. Beds were comfortable. Mini-kitchen, but had everything you needed. Comfortable LR furniture.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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kb1010, Public Relations Manager at Carrabelle Beach, an RVC Outdoor Destination, responded to this review, 5 August 2011
Carrabelle Beach is very sorry you were not fully satisfied with your accommodations. We ask that issues such as this be brought to the attention of management, who will happily provide you with a better option. We can say that we have not had complaints of ant problems before, but now that we have been informed, this has been taken care of. We also make sure that each cottage is thoroughly cleaned after each guest's stay. The lofts are built for extra sleeping (usually children, but adults have found it to be comfortable as well) and they are not meant for living space or standing. The beach actually is located on Gulf waters, but its fronted by barrier islands - St. George and Dog Island. We do appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit the Carrabelle area again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Monroe, Georgia
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

We booked sight unseen from the results of a Google search. We'd never been to this part of Florida before and were hoping for a decent campground to stay for the week and relax. We were very pleasantly surprised when we pulled up in front and saw the campground for the first time. The sites were nice - all concrete pads with decent landscaping, plus full hookups on every site. We got settled in and explored a bit and found that there is plenty of room to relax, with the clubhouse and its comfy chair and pool table to the beautiful beach just across the street. We brought our dog and the amenities for him (large walk area plus fenced-in dog run with "bag" dispensers everywhere) were a nice touch. The pool was nice even though it was a bit cold (not heated). The restrooms and showers were the only real area that could be improved. There was always a line for showers in the ladies room due to one shower being broken the whole week we were there. The bathrooms got cleaned once a day but the floors were filthy from being left wet and then having sand/dirt tracked around for 24 hours. For a park of this size there could be a few more facilities. The "concierge" services were a little lacking the one time we asked for help, so stop at the Visitor's center in Carrabelle and find out what to do on your own.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Danbury, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2011

We stayed there just short of a month. It is a good value for longer term stays, not sure of rates for shorter stays. Having the beach directly across the road is wonderfull!! The park is clean and well ran. Some sites would be hard to get into if you under estimate your length. No significant excerise equipment, although the pool and deck area are great. But, a month was to long, there isn't much to do in the area. One golf course that was overly expensive imho. St George Island and Applatchacola are about 20 miles away and have some great spots to check out.. There is a average grocery store and Ace hardware, but that's about it. A few resturants, but none I'd go to more than once. I'd stay away from sites facing Hwy 98. WIFI works good and there is a fenced dog park.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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louisville, ky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2009

We recently visited this part of Florida for the first time.
This is a very quiet beach area. We enjoyed our stay at the Rv Resort so much that we plan on returning as soon and as often as we can.
The staff and owners are so friendly. The resort is clean with great facilities.
The pool and pool deck are new and just fantastic.
I can't say enough good about this area.
We were right across the street from the Carrabelle City Beach and it is very clean with a bathroom and picnic pavillions.
If you are tired of the busy beaches and traffic you will want to visit this area.

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Property: Carrabelle Beach, an RVC Outdoor Destination
Address: 1843 Highway 98 W, Carrabelle, FL 32322-3006
Region: United States > Florida > Florida Panhandle > Carrabelle
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Carrabelle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nature's little secret on Florida's forgotten coast, just an hour from Tallahassee, and on the white sand beaches of the emerald coast. We have concierge service, community lodge w/ coffee, beer, & wine bar, game room, fitness center, swimming pool, rentals & relaxation at our own boat club, and much more. ... more   less 
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