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CLASSIC BEACHFRONT COTTAGE 'CARAPACE' GREAT VIEW! PETS O.K. - 2015 RATES AVAIL.

Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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CLASSIC BEACHFRONT COTTAGE 'CARAPACE' GREAT VIEW! PETS O.K. - 2015 RATES AVAIL.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

St George Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 2014 list of Top 10 Beaches by Dr. Beach!

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2015

About Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email

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

Why Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email chose St George Island

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Batavia, OH
5

Great location! Beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to SGI and Carapace was the best house so far. We love the location and the house was very comfortable for four adults and our grand dog. It is an older house, but well maintained. The open living area with all the windows is gorgeous! The kitchen was well equipped with lots of dishes, glassware, cooking utensils. The owner was very accommodating and brought us a new toaster very quickly after we called. The state park is wonderful for kayaking and love the dog friendly beach. The sunsets and moon rises were beautiful and we haven't seen stars and the Milky Way so bright in a long time? We will definitely return to Carapace!
  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Please return soon!
Great meeting you!
Bruce
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Columbia, Missouri
5

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed on SGI 5 times now. We've been on the beach every time and have not been disappointed once. Love Gulf Beaches West. Everything is easy access here and our favorite part is having plenty of space on the beach and watching the dolphins swim every day. Carapace is wonderful.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit a review for Carapace. I agree that W. Gulf Beaches is the best area on the island for a beach front getaway. Carapace gives you a comfortable place to enjoy your stay and Mother Nature provides the entertainment. It's all good. Hope you'll come back soon.
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Jacksonville, Florida
4

Comfortable Old Florida Cottage

  • 4 of 5
We had a great week at SGI. The house was clean and very comfortable. Lots of room in the large, open, light-filled living room/dining room/kitchen. The view from the living room and deck was beautiful, we had good weather and saw dolphins every day. Nice uncrowded area of the island. My husband had oysters at Hole in the Wall in Apalachicola and said they were the best he ever had. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and took the time to submit a review. You really can't beat the location and I too love the open floor plan of the house. Your husband is in good company as Apalachicola oysters are world famous for being the best. Hope you'll come back soon.
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
4

A week at Carapace

  • 4 of 5
Great week lovely older house with new full width deck, clean and comfortable. Seventy-five feet to the beach and one block from paved bike bath that runs all the way to the state park 6.5 miles. Bikes and all kinds of motorized stuff available near light house, that you should visit. Best place to eat on the beach - Blue Parrot. Best place for seafood in Apalach - Boss Oyster. Turtle friendly house keep curtains closed at night. Enjoy your stay we did.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again soon. We love our turtle friendly guests! Thanks for taking the time to review Carapce and your stay.
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
3

Great Location

  • 3 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
business
Classic Beachfront Cottage 'Carapace' Great View! Pets O.K. - 2015 rates avail.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p343938vb
-850-653-3820
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Evansville, IN
5

Great House!

  • 5 of 5
The house was perfect for our family. It was clean and cozy. Looking forward to coming back some day!! Wish we were still there...
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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

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St George Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Aug 9 2014 - Feb 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$215
$1,224
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2015 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$269
$1,651
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,422
 
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 8 2015 - Feb 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$222
$1,336
 

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's fee $65 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Final rental payments are due in full 30 days prior to arrival. Checks are not accepted within 30 days of arrival.

March 2015-February 2016 rental rates will be set in Feb 2015. The 2014 info below is offered as general FYI:
Spring 2014, 7 nights: $1,516.00 Summer 2014, 7 nights: $2,213.00
A minimum payment of 50% down per reservation is required within 14 days of initial reservation. Deposit Payments may be made by bank money order, credit card or personal check.
Standard Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 30 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.
Reservations for the next calendar year are subject to rate increase and availability.

Amenities

St George Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

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