GREAT HOUSE, GREAT ISLAND, GREAT PRICE...GREAT VACATION! ST GEORGE ISLAND...AMERICA'S 3d BEST BEACH FOR 2013!!!
Welcome to MORNINGSIDE BY THE SEA, sited on a lot filled with natural indigenous vegetation in St. George Plantation. Our beautiful beach is a short, 2-minute stroll along a sandy wooded path with no streets to cross.
Our home is comfortably furnished with one king, two queens, two twins, and one double convertible bed. You will find a real 'home away from home,' with informal, comfortable furnishings, interesting art and artifacts, and a very well-equipped kitchen. An open vaulted-ceilinged kitchen/dining/living area (with fireplace), one bedroom/bath are on the second floor, to take advantage of the Gulf views. This level also has a screened porch for alfresco dining and 'rockin.' The lower level has three additional bedrooms and 2 baths. A large sundeck with reclining lounge chairs may be accessed from two of the bedrooms. All bedrooms are carpeted, while the living areas have heart pine floors. Guests will find 2 TVs, 2 DVD players, wireless internet, free long distance calling, and a CD player/radio. Guests are welcome to enjoy the games, puzzles and books in the home.
Morningside by the Sea is architect-designed to capture cross breezes for fresh air living and sleeping in mild weather.
St. George is a peaceful and beautiful barrier island off Apalachicola, Florida. On the north is Apalachicola Bay (famous for oysters). To the south is the Gulf of Mexico. This is an area very much into eco-ventures, with several local companies providing escorted and self-guided tours into the Apalachicola River/Bay estuary. The Gulf, river and bay offer great boating and fishing opportunities, with local charter companies available to help you plan and achieve your adventure.
St. George Plantation has a pool and tennis courts, usually available to guests. Our uncrowded beach speaks for itself. The sand is white, the water is bottle blue/green, and the shells are (usually) plentiful. The birds, dolphins and ghost crabs are free!
Don't fail to visit St. George State Park at the opposite end of the island. Here you will find dramatic moonscape dunes, secluded beaches and scenic hiking trails.
The lighthouse in the middle of the island was recently relocated and rebuilt following its 2005 collapse at its original location since 1853 on Little St. George Island to the west. You can climb to the top for a small fee.
Nearby Apalachicola is a picturesque, small historic town filled with great restaurants, interesting shops, and restored Victorian and Greek Revival architecture. Don't miss the Gibson Inn, LaFayette Park, the boardwalk through the woods and wetlands to the river at the old site of the National Esturine Reserve at Scipio Creek, or historic Trinity Church.
Morningside by the Sea was built in 1991. We look upon it as a family home, rather than an investment, and use it for ourselves or our children more than 16 weeks a year. We think you will enjoy our home, and come to love St. George Island as much as we do. If you are looking for water slides, amusement piers and goofy golf, this is not for you. However, if you consider a vacation a time to enjoy life, family, and nature while doing next to nothing, St. George is just what you are looking for.
Morningside by the sea was built in 1991 on a lot purchased in 1983. We are not exactly newcomers. Two married couples and a single lady, all from Atlanta, own, love and enjoy Morningside. Their 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren love it too!
We chose St. George because it is so 'un-florida'. The island is off the beaten path with a slow pace and a laid-back atmosphere. No highrises, no cars on the beach, no tourist hype, no crowds!
We come to St. George for one simple reason...to relax and get away from the daily big city grind. We are here to enjoy family and friends, eat lots of (too much on occasion) the world's best seafood and to observe mother nature at her best...and these are the more strenuous activities while here.
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