CLASSIC BEACHFRONT COTTAGE 'CARAPACE' GREAT VIEW! PETS O.K.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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CLASSIC BEACHFRONT COTTAGE 'CARAPACE' GREAT VIEW! PETS O.K.

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Carapace' is the perfect beachfront cottage with white sandy beach right on the gorgeous bluish-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Once again SGI makes Top Ten Beaches rating. St George rated #3 on the 2013 list of Top 10 Beaches by Dr. Beach, up from #4 last year!

Carapace offers expansive beachfront gulf views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and sun deck. Great place to enjoy unspoiled beaches and gulf breezes. Take a short stroll down the uncrowded beach or sit at water's edge. It's 'Old Florida' the way it should be - a beautiful natural setting unblemished by crowds and highrise development. Just take a deep breath and reeelaaax.

The natural environment here supports many plant and animal species you will enjoy seeing - blue,fiddler, and hermit crabs, many fish, dolphins, sea turtles, tarpon, manatee, eagles, osprey, and many other sea birds-snowy plovers, least terns. Eco-tours are available on the island for guided sight-seeing, if you like. Or you can strike out on your own for a private adventure.

Watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck. As darkness falls, you are treated to a magnificient display of starry constellations without the distraction of bright city lights. Many nights you can see the lights from local shrimp boats on the horizon.

To support a sustainable healthy environment we participate in 'eco-lodging' practices at Carapace.

Great floor plan: Open living area and master bedroom open to beachside sun deck, covered parking, hot-and-cold outdoor shower, large picnic table and park style charcoal grill for family cookouts.

3 Br, 2ba with one king bed in MR w/ private bath, one double bed, two twins-these 2 bedrooms open onto central hall with shared bath, one queen sleeper sofa in living area - linens provided. Ideal for 2 - 6 guests, can accommodate 8. 3 TVs, 1 VCR, 1 Blu-Ray player, CD player, free WiFi, and free long distance phone calls (USA). Equipped kitchen, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, initial stock of paper products provided.

One or two well behaved non-aggressive dogs are allowed. No cats please. Smoking is not allowed at Carapace.

This is a family oriented destination. No vacationing students or young adults ( 25yo) unaccompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Carapace is not available for weddings or parties.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Cottage, Bungalo, Home, House

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email

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I retired and relocated to the forgotten coast in 1998. I was, and still am, enamoured by the amazing natural environment here.

I love animals and have 3 'rescue' dogs. They are fantastic companions and love spending time at the beach house.

Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email purchased this cottage in 2002

I have been vacationing here since 1975 and couldn't wait to live here fulltime. The area is a great place to live quietly and close to nature. The vistas are breathtaking and the people are friendly. You'll experience life at it's best here. The natural environment is just breathtaking. This area is a globally significant hot-spot of biodiversity. Apalachicola Bay is one of the most productive estuaries in the northern hermishere. For bird watchers, there are 3 flyways through this area. You can still enjoy dark skies abundantly speckled with bright stars here. The mild climate is very enjoyable. I think it's just about as perfect a place as you could ask for. A nature-lover's paradise.

Carapace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Its a great house for vacationing with your family, including the doggies. You can't beat the views, the climate, the food, the fishing, the eco tours. It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate the spirit.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vbi
850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
3

Great Location

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This beachfront home was located right on the beach, with easy access.
However, the facility itself needs work. Some of the furniture needs repair/replacement,
there where holes in the drapes, the faucets and medicine cabinets in the bathrooms were rusty. But more than that, there were areas that were not clean. As an example, the kitchen light was full of bugs, and some of the dishes were not clean. The corners of the bathrooms were not clean.
Another problem we had was that there was no place to walk the dogs, without picking up sand burrs.
Despite all this, we had a great time, and the location and sunsets trumped some of these other issues.
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay. The view from Carapace is one of my favorite things about the property too. I appreciate you letting me know that some things may need attention. If I had been made aware during your stay we may have been able to address some issues for you, especially the housekeeping deficiencies. I will look into the issues you noted and correct any deficiencies. Sorry I can’t do anything about the sand burrs. I’m afraid they just come with the beach environment, but they are really great protection for the sand dunes. You may prefer walking the dogs on the beachfront road there at the house. There is very little traffic and it’s mostly used by pedestrians; or the walking path one block to the north is a great place to walk the dogs. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vbi
850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Evansville, IN
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
The house was perfect for our family. It was clean and cozy. Looking forward to coming back some day!! Wish we were still there...
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review for Carapace. We are pleased the house worked out well for your family. We try to make it a home away from home for our guests. We hope you'll come back for another visit very soon.
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vbi
850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Atlanta, Georgia
3

Carapace

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
The panoramic view from the house was sensational. The problems with the house were that is wasn't completely clean, seems a bit run down and the kitchen is not fully stocked with essentials for cooking. It just wasn't as crisp and clean as the website indicates.
Owner's Response: The view from Carapace you describe is one of my favorite things too. I am so sorry you encountered problems at the house during your stay. The problems you describe are a departure from the norm but nonetheless could’ve been addressed in short order had I been made aware during your stay. I will be making an inspection at Carapace to asses these issues and correct any deficiencies. I do hope you will consider returning to Carapace in the future.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vbi
850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
4

Great stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Great stay. We were there over the 4th and it was our second year staying at Carapace. House is nice and right on the beach. We will definitely be back next year.
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your stay at Carapace. It was our pleasure to have you for a return visit. We were blessed to have you and your family visiting during 4th of July. All of you went way above and beyond the call that week. We look forward to your next visit and hopefully we'll get some bright sunny days next time you're in town. All the best to you and again, thank you.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vbi
850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Arkansas
5

Happy Travelers

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I and our dog stayed at Carapace for a week to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We all enjoyed our stay quite a bit. The owner is so friendly and went out of her way to make our stay great and make sure we had everything we needed. She was easily accessible and accomodating. It was wonderful to get to meet her after having spent almost a year corresponding with her about the reservation prior to our trip.

The house is so well laid out and it was clean and comfortable. We felt right at home. We hopefully will return sometime in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review of your experience at Carapace. It was our privilege to accommodate your family for such a special occasion. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you as well. Sharing your “guest’s eye view” of the VRBO rental experience has been enlightening and enabled me to better serve my guests. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay and I do hope you will return soon. It was a pleasure getting to know you and having your family visit Carapace.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Nearest Point of Interest
St George Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature trail w/ elevated wooden pathway
Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola Historic Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Lafayette Park
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Availability & Rates

St George Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 16 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$1,516
7 nights
 
 
Summer
May 17 2014 - Aug 8 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,213
7 nights
 
 
Fall/Winter
Aug 9 2014 - Feb 28 2015
$197
$1,224
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's fee $65.00 + Tax
A minimum payment of 50% down per reservation is required within 14 days of initial reservation. Reservations for the next calendar year are subject to rate increase and availability. Deposit Payments may be made by bank money order, credit card or personal check.
Final rental payments are due in full 30 days prior to arrival. Checks are not accepted within 30 days of arrival.
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Refunds will not be given for late arrivals or early departures.
Standard Cancellation Policy: Please contact our office as soon as possible in the event you must cancel or change properties. If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 30 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.
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Amenities

St George Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Covered Parking
Kitchen:
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , connects to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , in central hall-accesible to bedroom 1,and 2, & living area
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bedroom with its own bathroom-shower/commode/vanity
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • golf
Notes:
St. George Island is a pet friendly beach community. Pets are allowed to go to the beach with you.
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