1ST TIER PROPERTY, PRIVATE POOL, ACROSS FROM BEACH, PET FRIENDLY

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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1ST TIER PROPERTY, PRIVATE POOL, ACROSS FROM BEACH, PET FRIENDLY

St George Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE-PLAN YOUR SPRING BREAK AND SUMMER GETAWAY!

Beautiful, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Comfortable, private home, ranch style home, (three steps up) with delightful, updated and well kept interior. This popular rental has Lush landscaping, Butterfly Garden, and Private Pool. Wrap Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching, and afternoon dining. Kitchen, decks, and sunporch affords view of Gulf of Mexico. Sunporch is a great place to read the paper, a good book, and have that morning cup of of coffee.

Futon and day bed are available for guests.

Island bike path crosses rear of property and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing etc. Beach walkover is directly across from home.

Kitchen is furnished with everything you could possibly need to cook up fresh Florida Seafood. Cookbooks and menus from local restaurants in Home Notebook.

Wireless Internet Access.

Pets Allowed. 2 Pets Maximum.

Please visit our online Guest Book to see what everyone has to say about Sandpiper Cottage. The guest book is a great way to find out what everyone else has enjoyed doing while visiting the island.

In 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination-Architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip-only 2 other Florida cities share this honor, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shopping, eating, and touring the historic district of old Florida.

Visit the State Park on St George for fishing, shelling, and picnics.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Lynn Johnson

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Sandpiper Cottage was built in the early 1970s by 2 brothers to share with their growing families.

The door frame to the laundry room has the names, dates, and heights of all of their children. When we purchased Sandpiper our children's info was also added, along with a few of our 4-legged family members. Their family continues to travel to St. George Island and we are honored that they still stay in Sandpiper when they visit.

Our family purchased Sandpiper Cottage in 2001, we have had fun making Sandpiper Cottage our own.

The pool and landscape was the first large project we tackled.

When we purchased the cottage, I could not wait for the day I could change the outside color from

that 'crazy pink' to a more subdued color. However, that day came in 2008 and we just could not make ourselves change the color, in fact, we chose a color called Caribbean Coral-we always tell folks to look for the pink house with a green roof on East 5th!

We consider Sandpiper Cottage a true Florida cottage, and unfortunately there are few of these

homes left. But don't let the age fool you, all of the systems have been replaced, along with

new ductwork, flooring, furniture(inside & out), and of course paint.

Lynn Johnson purchased this house in 2001

Growing up on the Georgia coast a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about being mowed over by traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area, we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her travels to her 2nd home on Dog Island Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal.

How great was that!

Sandpiper Cottage is on a corner lot, it is positioned across from a beach right of way that cannot be built upon.

You walk out the door, down the walkway, cross the street and you are on the dune walkover. There is not a home to our right, left, or behind Sandpiper. The island bike path conveniently crosses the rear of our property-it is great for walking pets, early morning runs, and of course sight seeing on your bike. If you don't bring your bike, you can always rent one while on the island.

If you get a chance, during your visit, check out the sunsets on the west end of the island, on the bay side.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Property Reviews

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1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 120 reviews
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1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45164vbi
(770) 448-0013 (Georgia, USA)
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Cleveland, GA
5

Charming Cottage Experience

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
It was love at first sight! We were tired of the 'plastic' condo vacations and were looking for something cozy and comfortable. Lynn and David has provided such a wonderfully relaxing cottage and gave it a bit of a playful atmosphere of peach colored siding, butterfly bushes, pool (woot!), and even a whimsical beach hat collection. Our grandson loved being able to bring the dog along and still talks about our time there, that's priceless. Shortly after we returned home we booked it for the next years trip. This is one of those special places you make memories of with your family and fill up the scrapbook with the pictures, year after year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sandpiper has such a history in itself, and the guests who
return year after year are now part of that story.
Helpful votes: 34/36
business
1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45164vbi
(770) 448-0013 (Georgia, USA)
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Eatonton, GA
5

Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
Our family had a great time at Sandpiper Cottage last week. The pictures and description of the cottage is accurate and the property was clean and is well maintained. Beach access across the street with the walkover is perfect, no trying to get over to the beach through the sand dunes. We enjoyed the pool, just the right size along with plenty of privacy with the lush landscaping. We loved the quaint neighborhood & atmosphere feel of the island. I do not enjoy a view with high rises or commercial feel, St George Island is a welcome breath of fresh air! The felllows at Jolly Roger Rentals were very helpful with our fishing kayak rentals and a pleasure to do business with. For a laid back place we enjoyed Eddie Teaches. Friendly local wait staff and the food was good. The owners of Sandpiper Cottage are wonderful people and easy to work with. We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to provide feedback and a review of your family's trip to SGI & stay in Sandpiper Cottage. It is always nice to hear when our guests have fun and get that well earned relaxation. The quiet beach & laid back island life are a change from many other Florida destinations. It is a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends. I am happy it worked for you.
We also enjoy Eddy Teach's and have eaten many oysters under their roof. I hope you have another opportunity to return and stay with us again and truly appreciate that you chose Sandpiper Cottage for your 2013 getaway! The only problem is that the week ends too soon for most of us....
Helpful votes: 2/2
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1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45164vbi
(770) 448-0013 (Georgia, USA)
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Dunwoody, GA
5

Spring Break 2013

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
What a gem! We truly enjoyed our stay at Sandpiper Cottage. The location is perfect, the yard is beautiful and the cottage is very comfortable. We also enjoyed bringing our dog, she had so much fun. Our two young daughters spent a lot of time in the pool and the enclosed deck and sunroom are a plus. I enjoyed coffee each morning on the sun porch. We would highly recommend it and plan to return as soon as possible. The kitchen is also well equipped for those that love to cook.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to submit a review for us. We hope you get a chance to return again-we enjoyed meeting your family-it is seldom we get an opportunity to meet our guests. Have a wonderful Summer and hope to see you back on the "island" soon. Warmest Regards, Lynn and David Johnson Johns Creek GA
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45164vbi
(770) 448-0013 (Georgia, USA)
St George Island Florida Panhandle
SC
5

Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
We loved the location and the cottage. We have vacationed many times on SGI and stayed in a wide variety of places. This was one of the very best. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for us, but we still enjoyed the cozy cottage.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay in Sandpiper Cottage. We hope you get a chance to return and stay with us again. We love Sandpiper Cottage as well, it has a soft place in our hearts. We have families that make their trip to SGI and Sandpiper Cottage a annual tradition. It is a laid back atmosphere on the island, something many of us are looking for in a vacation destination. We keep our calendars updated, so whenever you are ready to return, check out the calendar and plan another trip to SGI. We would love to have your family and friends make a return visit. Warmest Regards, Lynn & David Johns Creek GA
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45164vbi
(770) 448-0013 (Georgia, USA)
St George Island Florida Panhandle
4

Sandpiper Cottage- wonderful getaway!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
This was our first visit to St George's Island.....the Sandpiper Cottage had absolutely everything we needed for our vacation with our golden retrievers. Although the furniture was somewhat worn, it was comfortable and clean. The enclosed deck was great for letting the dogs out while we were on the deck, the pool was great (nice and clean) and the kitchen was very well stocked. The location was great...right across the road from the boardwalk to the beach. The bathrooms had everything you needed but were very small. It was very nice to have everything on one level. We loved the restaurants in Apalachicola...Carolines, The Hole in the Wall and the Owl's Nest were GREAT.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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St. George Island
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar
Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe
Verandas Wine Bar & Bistro
Apalachicola
"A pretty town, spend a day- check out the beautiful old homes, the working waterfront, great..."
Apalachicola Maritime Museum
"A pretty town, spend a day- check out the beautiful old homes, the working waterfront, great..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Eddie Teach's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Resort
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
BJs Pizza and Sub
Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola
Car: necessary

State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Rent Bikes, Scooters, Golfcarts, Golf at St James Bay-approx 25 to 30 minutes east on Hwy 98 www.stjamesbay.com or Port St. Joe Country Club.

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Availability & Rates

St George Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring High
Mar 7 2014 - Apr 13 2014
$2,447
4 nights
 
 
Spring Mid
Apr 14 2014 - May 24 2014
$1,749
4 nights
 
 
Summer High
May 25 2014 - Aug 10 2014
$2,447
7 nights
 
 
Summer/Fall Mid
Aug 11 2014 - Nov 2 2014
$1,749
7 nights
 
 
Low
Nov 3 2014 - Nov 20 2014
$1,395
4 nights
 
 
Holiday Mid
Nov 21 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$1,749
4 nights
 
 
Low
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
$1,395
4 nights
 
 
Holiday Mid
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 4 2015
$1,749
4 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Published Rates Include All Taxes, Fees, Cleaning
Published Rates ARE ELIGIBLE for EARLY BOOKING AND SPECIAL OWNER DISCOUNTS-PLS ASK
3 OPTIONAL FEES
POOL HEAT
TRAVELERS INSURANCE
2 PETS AT NO COST-ADD'L PETS $109 EACH
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Amenities

St George Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only. no tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Daybed - 2 twin/ single , daybed with trundle located in Family room
    Futon - 1 sleep sofa /futon , located on Sunporch, lots of windows has no heating/cooling
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed/daybed in family room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon on Sunporch.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • museums
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • festivals
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • water skiing
  • snorkeling
  • golf privileges optional
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • jet skiing
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
4 Lounge Chairs, 2 Outdoor Dining Tables w/ Umbrella, Very nice Fish Cleaning Sink on Property, phone, 4 Ceiling Fans, Linens Always Provided. High Speed Internet available, Pool can be heated for a fee, *Bikes and Floats not provided, but occasionally there will be floats left from previous guests. Located 3 blocks from commercial area. Bikes can be rented on island.
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