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

Raymond Gray

Advertiser since: 2014
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Raymond Gray

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2014
Call Manager
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TROPICAL, LUSH, PRIVATE WITH LARGE SCREENED-IN POOL. COME BUNGLE IN OUR JUNGLE!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Raymond Gray (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2014

About Raymond Gray

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

Raymond Gray purchased this house in 2013

Why Raymond Gray chose St George Island

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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

5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Tropical, Lush, Private With Large Screened-in Pool. Come Bungle In Our Jungle!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 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
Marietta, GA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week of R & R! Jungle Gem has everything you need, even goodies for the dogs! This home is even more beautiful in person than the pictures reflect, if you can imagine that. It is well maintained and well stocked. The Gray's have left no detail out. They have pool toys, bikes, beach umbrellas and chairs and a cart to haul it all to the beach. We had rain a couple of days but that didn't put a damper on our fun, we read in one of our favorite sitting areas, either the upstairs porch or the rocking adirondack chairs downstairs. We were entertained by the dolphin and our dogs first experience at the beach, they loved it! We look forward to returning to SGI and Jungle Gem. Thanks for a memorable vacation!
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great to hear about your time on the island . Sometimes just slowing down, kicking back, and taking in " the salt life " can be so rejuvenating to the body and soul--humans and dogs alike. Hurry back for another dose!!
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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
Charlotte,NC
5

Most pleasant vacation in years.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have traveled a lot in our 30 years of marriage. This was one of the most relaxing vacations yet. Every detail has been thought out and taken care of to the extreme. You need to bring clothes and food only. House was well maintained and very clean. Very comfortable beds. On the island the restaurants aren't spectacular but there are so many options in close by cities. We did have both a good breakfast and dinner at the Beach Pit. Definitely eat oysters somewhere the best I've ever eaten. We liked Indian Pass for oysters and also enjoyed the Owl Café. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the state park and were able to launch our jetskis from there with no issues. Do wear insect repellant though, the biters are relentless. Hopefully will be returning in the near future. Next time we'll need to bring some friends along.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments. We are so glad you were able to discover some of the many great places in the surrounding areas that have so much to offer. Yes, it may be called the "Forgotten Coast" but it will always provide unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags and grab your friends and Bungle back to the Jungle!
business
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
Brookhaven, MS
5

Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to SGI and it started with a double rainbow as we crossed the bridge. Jungle Gem was the perfect getaway for our family. The house has every feature a family would want with great views from every room and balcony. Each day I discovered something I had not noticed before with the lush plants. I particularly enjoyed the fresh herbs under the stairs. The pool and hot tub were a great way to relax after a long day at the beach. I saw no other house on the island that compared to Jungle Gem. At the end of the week my grown daughter proclaimed this to be our best vacation ever. I could go on forever about everything we saw from starfish, sand dollars, dolphins, etc, but let me just say this trip was so magical, I would not have been surprised if we had seen a unicorn. Jungle Gem added to the magic as well. We will definitely return.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We agree completely with your feelings of something magical about the island. Until one has the chance to see what true treasures" The Forgotten Coast " has to offer, they can rely on the experiences of others thru the wonderful reviews our guests provide. Thank you so much for your generous comments and we will keep an eye out for that unicorn!
business
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
Pensacola Florida
5

Intothe Jungle

  • 5 of 5
Easy to find, house décor, condition all top notch. Enclosed pool definite plus. Toys beach gear games all on site super thoughtful. Kitchen stocked with spices, fresh herbs outside, every imaginable piece of cookware there, an array of cookbooks fresh seafood for purchase nearby our chef had a field day! Gas grill available w/spare tank also put to great use. Peaceful, quiet, even on our one rainy day it was home away from home. Truly the only thing missing was nothing! It was all there!
Owners definitely have a green thumb, all the plants were very lush. Plenty of seating indoors and out and external ceiling fans, very welcome touch.
I have already sent pictures to everyone I know and recommend they consider for their next stress free vacation. Really can't say enough good things!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It gives us pleasure to hear that our home was able to be such a positive part of your family's vacation. From the moment we began to prepare Jungle Gem, our intentions were to provide a special place where travelers can feel comfortable and focus on enjoying the many attributes of the island . Thanks for taking the time to validate our efforts and we hope to hear from you again soon!
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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
Buckhead, Ga.
5

Best House on the Island

  • 5 of 5
The house was clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed. We have been coming down to the island for 17 years and Jungle Gem is our favorite. Thanks for a great time and can't wait to get back to the Jungle.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the comments Mike. It's great to know a long time visitor to the island feels that way about our home. Look forward to hearing from you again.
business
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.

Map

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

From $1,855 Per week

St George Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Season 1
Mar 15 2015 - Aug 15 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,765
 
 
Season 2
Aug 16 2015 - Feb 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,855
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$395
 

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 some with limited abilities. For any concerns, please discuss with owner.
Less than 7 nights rental considered in Season 2 only.
All children must be 13 years of age or older.

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:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
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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