TROPICAL, LUSH, PRIVATE WITH LARGE SCREENED-IN POOL. COME BUNGLE IN OUR JUNGLE!

Raymond Gray

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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TROPICAL, LUSH, PRIVATE WITH LARGE SCREENED-IN POOL. COME BUNGLE IN OUR JUNGLE!

St George Island House Rental Photos and Description

Jungle Gem Is A 3 Bedroom-2 1/2 Bath Fully Fenced And Gated [electric] Property

Jungle Gem is a private, fenced and gated 2 story property located in the Gulf beaches area of beautiful St. George Island,Florida. The home is a 3 minute walk to the beach or to the bay. Upon entering the property through your private gate, you will first notice the lush vegetation and then the beautiful, large screened-in private pool beaconing you to take a dip upon arrival. There is a 4 person hot tub adjacent to the pool that serves to relieve those aches, pains, and stress caused by everyday life. Comfortable chaise lounges, table and chairs with umbrella, and potted citrus trees surround the pool to enhance your total experience. There is the Pool Room which is a half bath, changing room , and includes a full size refrigerator with ice maker.

On the first floor, a screened porch with deep seated rattan chairs and a dining area, allows you to enjoy the sounds and breezes of the Gulf and bay throughout the day. An unsurpassed view of the wetlands and bay, contribute to make this room a truly unique experience.

There are 2 comfortable bedrooms , a king and a queen with a shared bathroom. The queen bedroom opens to the screened porch and the king bedroom has a wonderful view of the wetlands and Appalachicola Bay. Included on this level is the main living area. There is a well-appointed kitchen, equipped for the accomplished home cook, with an adjacent open dining area. Comfortable leather furnishings including a 55 inch Smart television, complete with Netflix and Pandora, adorn the living room. You can enjoy the beautiful island sunrise while having that first cup of coffee from the spacious wrap around porch.

The top floor master has a bath with a large jetted garden tub and shower. The decor is reminiscent of the West Indies evoking the peaceful, sensual feeling of island life. A covered porch overlooks the tops of pines creating the illusion of being in your own private treehouse.

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

Raymond Gray

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We retired from medical contract work to begin growing organic vegetables on a generational farm in Tennessee.

Raymond Gray purchased this house in 2013

We discovered this area 20 years ago and after traveling the country as contract RNs, we always seemed to return here year after year. St. George Island is so unique in that it NEVER fails to excite us as we drive over the 4 mile bridge that is suspended above the most beautiful Apalachicola Bay.

Having rented houses for so many years on the island, we feel like we know what makes a rental exceptional and we certainly know what can make one not so great. During preparation of this home, we strived to ensure that everything we did would make it stand out, with emphasis on comfort, pleasure, and providing a stress-free and fun experience.

The moment we set foot on the property, it was as if we had stepped onto a Tarzan movie set [ the old B&W series was filmed at Wakulla Springs about an hour's drive and it makes for a great day trip]. You are surrounded by lush tropical vegetation ,ferns, aloes, large palms, and towering old growth pine trees backed by untouched, protected wetlands. The home is centrally located on the island with the Gulf and the bay minutes away. You benefit from both the Gulf breezes and the view and sounds of the bay.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Tropical, Lush, Private With Large Screened-in Pool. Come Bungle In Our Jungle!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Tropical, Lush, Private With Large Screened-in Pool. Come Bungle In Our Jungle!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p559655vb
931-703-4690
St George Island Florida Panhandle
TN
5

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE - AMAZING VACATION

  • 5 of 5
This house is absolutely beautiful and very well stocked. We enjoyed the outdoor areas - especially the pool! The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was well appointed. This was our first visit to SGI and we loved it. The beaches were not crowded and we were able to have a very relaxing vacation. A big thanks to owners Raymond & Deyton for making sure the reservation process went smoothly. They were very friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to know you enjoyed the island . It never fails to excite first time visitors and it excites us to know Jungle Gem can be a part of that experience.
Thanks and hurry back.
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Tropical, Lush, Private With Large Screened-in Pool. Come Bungle In Our Jungle!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p559655vb
931-703-4690
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Lynchberg ,Tennessee USA
5

GREAT VACATION!!

  • 5 of 5
My family and I had a great time on St. George Island and Jungle Gem was a big reason. We would walk to the beach each morning--about 5 minutes--stayed till it was too hot and then head back to the pool to cool down. The house was clean and comfortable and better than described. We really liked being close to all the island activities yet could close the gate and have a private retreat. Had a great time and hope to make it back next year.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: That's great to hear Garey. The privacy of the property is certainly one of the reasons we were drawn to it initially. Glad to know Jungle Gem was able to contribute to a positive vacation experience and we hope to hear from you again.
--Raymond and Deyton--
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Tropical, Lush, Private With Large Screened-in Pool. Come Bungle In Our Jungle!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p559655vb
931-703-4690
St George Island Florida Panhandle
Pleasant Valley Texas 76367
5

TRULY A GEM!!

  • 5 of 5
The pictures do not do this property justice (even though they look to good to be true). What a beautiful place to hang out and relax. Ray and Deyton were a delight and made sure everything was perfect. Jungle Gem is within walking distance to what you need however you can rent a golf cart just a few blocks up the road. We WILL be back for more mind, body and soul rejuvenation. Thanks Ray and Deyton. You made paradise a reality.
  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennifer for the great comments and thanks for taking a chance on reserving the property when there were few bookings and no reviews. Your review validates our hard work in creating what we feel is a special property on a very special island. Hope to have you back to the Jungle soon and thanks again.
--Raymond and Deyton--
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Apalachicola
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Carabelle to Dog Island--daily
Nearest Train
175 Miles
Jacksonville, Florida
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
highway 98
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
St. George Island
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
St. James Bay---Carabelle and Port St. Joe
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar--Blue Parrot--Harry A's
Car: recommended

The pristine beaches of St. George Island are just a 3 minute walk from your house. St. George Island State Park, which is ranked consistently at the top as one of the best beaches in the country, is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride. There is a bicycle path that runs the length of the island. St. George Island is located in the Florida panhandle in a region called The Forgotten Coast and is best known for less crowds, less congestion on the roadways, and definitely less stress that will be experienced during your stay. The quaint town of Apalachicola is on the mainland and is unique because the unregulated growth of many resort areas has been controlled. It has a peaceful, laid back feel about it that you will immediately appreciate. The shops, acclaimed restaurants, and the flourishing art community attract people to this area from all over the world.There are many surrounding areas that entice you to explore them by hiking, biking, and boating. Your only regret will be the lack of time to experience them all. Directly behind the home is a State Park on the bay- two minute easy walk- that has a pristine beach from which you can fish, crab, put in a canoe or kayak . This area is a bird lovers paradise. From each window and porch, multiple species can be viewed aviary style. From Great Blue Herons, Red tailed hawks, Indigo Buntings, Ospreys snatching fish from the bay, Barred Owls asking WHO-WHO -WHO Dat and Eagles, the supreme bird of prey in this jungle, perching on a pine branch mere feet from your porch! Memories you will never forget.

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Season 1
Apr 13 2014 - Aug 16 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,590
 
 
Season 2
Aug 17 2014 - Feb 28 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$370
 

Additional information about rental rates

security deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%
Notes Pool can be heated for an additional $300.00 per week for months of May through November only.
Jungle Gem is a highly elevated home. There are many steps that may be difficult for children or adults with limited abilities. For any concerns, please discuss with owner.
Less than 7 nights rental considered in Season 2 only.
Winter holidays--$2590.00 a week
Reservations accepted at 6 months or less

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St George Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , large garden tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , located in Pool Room that can be used as a changing room.
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , fully enclosed -located on carport with hot and cold water
  • Top floor master has its own bath with a large jetted tub overlooking the beautiful bay and wetlands. The two bedrooms on the first floor share a full bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , First floor bedroom with beautiful bay/wetlands view .
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , First floor bedroom with view of pool-opens to side porch.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Master bedroom/Bath-opens to covered porch -glimpse of gulf.
  • All beds are new 2014 Sterns and Foster pillow top mattresses. Quality sheets and large , multiple pillows with allergen covers are provided. Each bedroom has it's own beautifully decorated theme.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • rafting
  • water skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling/diving
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • basketball court
Notes:
Jungle Gem is the perfect honeymoon, anniversary, romantic couples getaway. The home provides seclusion and privacy in a very intimate setting. The pool and spa at night with the soft perimeter lighting and lush, jungle surroundings create a mood that is unsurpassed on the island. If you have a relationship that could use a spark, get ready for a fire in the Jungle.
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