WILLOW BEACH, NEW, FABULOUS, 5 BEDROOMS, STUNNING SAND, SUN & VIEWS

Cathy Browne

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Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
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WILLOW BEACH, NEW, FABULOUS, 5 BEDROOMS, STUNNING SAND, SUN & VIEWS

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House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths (Sleeps 16-18)

This lovely home recently got a makeover to create the vacation home you will call your own. 5 spacious bedrooms, all with new ''heavenly beds'', is perfect for large family gatherings or a fun ''friends'' trip.On a private cul-de sac in the exclusive Casa del Mar neighborhood in the prestigious gated Plantation Community, you'll think its the Florida of old.....you wont know what to do first...run to the beach...swim in the surf....walk a bit & fish at Bob Sikes Cut (you can see it from the house), or just kick back on the awesome decks and relax....the multiple decks have lots of outdoor funiture.

The open living area features all new furnishings, a wood fireplace, media center,large dining area....a really cool bar, a second seating area and a fully equipped kitchen for entertaining....the main floor glass doors open up all the way across for easy access to the deck. Its a big enough house that you never feel crowded. Very kid-friendly......too. The Lighthouse room is the best...

The open living area features all new furnishings, a wood fireplace, media center,large dining area....a really cool bar, a second seating area and a fully equipped kitchen for entertaining....the main floor glass doors open up all the way across for easy access to the deck. Its a big enough house that you never feel crowded. Very kid-friendly......too. The Lighthouse room is the best.....New DVD/TV's for them in several bedrooms, playpen provided, beach toys, and LOTS of Sand!

The sunrises and sunsets will take your breath........I had a blast redoing the home ....I can't imagine how much fun it would be staying there.......from the 3rd & 4th floor balconeys ...the water is so clear & your so close that you can see the fish in the water! You will love this place.......private boardwalk with sitting area at the end to your 'Willow Beach:..... an outdoor hot / cold shower.......fish cleaning area........elevator to all floors.....

Opening up the house to let the sea breeze in......now thats a vacation......call me & lets put it together.... 'Welcome to our beach house.......Willow Beach'.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the manager
What a great week! Thanks for sharing your house with us. We had a wonderful time!
Jul 2011
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Cathy Browne

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2011
Speaks english
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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
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Willow Beach, New, Fabulous, 5 Bedrooms, Stunning Sand, Sun & Views
average rating of 4.8 based on 25 reviews
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
Murfreesboro TN
5

Booked three years in a row....

  • 5 of 5
You really hate to write a great review because selfishly you want to keep this house, its owner Cathy, its caretaker, Jim and even the island, all to yourself. We discovered beach house vacationing years ago and have always loved the Gulf. We found St George's Island purely by Providential happenstance but have fallen in love with it. We are home. From my buddy at Island Outfitters to Doug's Fish Trailer and the place where I buy bags of oysters, (I simply must draw the line on this secret) I have found everyone to be so welcoming and kind. The house is amazing with a big kitchen and lots of places to lounge and play. The beach offers great fishing, (partly due to the fact that neighbors on each side avoid lines and stay out of the way) with everything from Pompano to Mackerel making its way to the dinner table several nights. If you like some adventure, do some night fishing. We will leave it at that. We kayaked with Dolphins, played lots of cornhole, built big castles, (my ten year old swam with a sea turtle and she will never forget it) and laughed til our sides hurt all the while enjoying this beautiful home and beach. Thanks Cathy.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are hilarious! Thank you 1000x's over! I don't think anyone loves this magical place more than you & your family! The best part of having you all as our guests is knowing that you are making summertime friends on the island and are enjoying all this that this lovely slice of heaven has to offer.....charbroiled oysters....OH MY GOODNESS ...you just thought raw oysters were good. We discovered those this summer. Hank & I so appreciate the kind words and the funny correspondence through the year. I so enjoy all my guests... so back at ya! So glad your coming back! Best to Kevin & Family....I want to see some pics!
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
Glen Ellyn, IL
5

Wonderful week!!

  • 5 of 5
We've been home over two weeks and are still wishing we were back on St. George Island at the Willow Beach house! The house was beautiful, just as described. We cooked almost every night and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. We had 12 adults (6 of them were 25 and under) and there was more than enough room for everyone. The beach was amazing and the water was so warm. We saw dolphins every day, sometimes 2 or 3 times in the same day. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone wanting a quiet, family beach vacation. This was our second trip to St. George Island and we hope to make it back again at some point in the future. The owners were so helpful and easy to work with. It made our trip so much more enjoyable. Thank you!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks Jodi for the sweet comments & the ones you wrote in my guest book. I think lots of folks are finding out about our little piece of paradise. So glad you found it so comfortable for your group.....lots of places in the house to go and read a book. You know we would love to have you back! An added bonus for 2015 is that my guests at Willow Beach can now use the huge swimming pool, tennis courts and fitness center! It just gets better and better! Im already booking 2015.....pick a week and call me. So glad you had a blast!!!!
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
Russellville, AR
5

Couldn't have asked for more!

Couldn't have asked for more!
  • 5 of 5
After a long trip from Arkansas, we finally get to Willow Beach. Needless to say, it was everything we were hoping for and more. 6 adults and 4 kids had PLENTY of room to play and hang out. The kitchen was absolutely incredible, with a pantry of gadgets that any cook would love. The first night we were there, ALL 10 of us had a party in the kitchen cooking and dancing together. It was one of my favorite things from the whole trip. The beach is beautiful. I have never seen the water so clear and calm. The 4 kids snorkeled everyday and found all kinds of sea creatures! We found a few starfish, electric rays, a sea horse, and tons of huge crabs. The fish that seem to live around the house, have no problems swimming right up to you and not to mention the DOLPHINS! They are incredible and they get so close. We had one swim up to about 3 feet from the shore. The kids (and adults) loved it!! We met some neighbors that live down there a lot of the time, Mr. Ben, and his family invited all of the kids to fish with them. It was the sweetest thing. Such a great community and beautiful area!!
Cathy and Hank, thank you for sharing your home with our family! We had a blast and you could not have been better with all of our silly questions, before, during, and after! We are so excited to come back next year!! Thanks again!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yeah! So glad you had such a great time! You ought to work for our Chamber of Commerce with the kind remarks you made. Because Hank & I rent this out ourselves, I really get to know our guests, we try extra hard to make it a fabulous experience.
After just 3 years over 40% of our guests come back and back to Willow Beach. We want it to be each of our guests "Beach House"!
I need to go throw some extra fish to our dolphins..... really they just hang out at our house. We loved having your family and I'm tickled you will all come back next year. I'm already booking for 2015! I'll be in touch soon. Thank you so much for your comments. It means alot to Hank & I that you would take the time. Very Best! See you next summer!
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
5

Awesome week in SGI

  • 5 of 5
We just spent the most relaxing week in Florida with my in-laws. Usually we vacation with the kids, but decided to do just adults this time. We had a great time and Willow Beach was the perfect house! We all had our own bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen was large and well stocked, with lots of bar stools to enjoy during "happy hour". We had so much fun cooking and grilling out, that we never made it into town to eat out as planned. This house surely feels like "home away from home". I would highly recommend for girls weekend, family reunions, or an "adult only" vacation such as ours. We arrived in late March when the weather can be "iffy" but lucked out and had a whole week of sunshine. I think it would be awesome to come back and visit during the summer sometime. Thanks Cathy for sharing your home with us so that we could make some wonderful memories.
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice comments.... You all were very smart to book Willow Beach as early as you did. I've never booked my house so fast before . I think between so many of my guests coming back every year and Mother Nature's horrible winter, everyone was dreaming of the warm beach. You're right the house is laid out so well for several families. No one ever feels crowded.Hank & I are so glad you all had such a great time & the weather was so good. Please plan for next year....we would love to have you back!
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
5

Yes, You CAn!

  • 5 of 5
If you love the beach, relaxation and memorable sunsets then you will have to say YES, to this family friendly paradise!
The whole process was easy and pleasant, The owners could not have been more accommodating...even "Handy Man Jim" was a delight. The lay out of the home accommodates for all family types, plenty of living space and the third floor gives breath taking views. The board walk to the beach is amazing. We were concerned at first about all the stirs especially for my dear husband, however taking good advice from the owner we had the grand kids and children unload. The kitchen was perfect as we are all foodies and love to prepare our own meals...it is truly equipped with all you need to prepare delicious meals! The deck off of the main floor is perfect for meal times and family game time. We have limited experience with vacation rentals, though this experience has definitely encouraged us to return and continue saying Yes, we can!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for the kind words...I hope you will be back this year....Jim is awesome, I could not have Willow Beach as perfect as it is without my "sandals" on the ground! Hank calls Willow Beach ,"Cathy's really big doll house"!. The house has never rented up as fast as this year, mostly due to my repeat guests such as yourself. People love to vacay in a place they are familiar with. Their vacation time gets better every year. Every year there is more to discover & explore on St. George and in Apalachicola. Please come back to the island, Wendy, your week is waiting for you!
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St George Island Florida Panhandle
Cleveland
5

Una Maravilla en el Golfo ( A marvel in the Gulf)

  • 5 of 5
I have been in great beaches. I have traveled to several rental homes in the last years, some in the beach. I can tell you this has been the best beach house by far. The house is pristine, impressively stocked, and as comfortable as it gets. We have 3 kids, and they are energetic. Well they, had space to do all the things they wanted to do, and I felt safe because the place is safe. The beach was shallow for at least 30 yards, the water was warm and the sand clean. You can sit in the beach and keep an eye on your kids, and feel safe. There are other families, but the beach is large and you do not feel them.

We saw dolphins, stingrays, crabs of all sizes, turtle nests and a little beautiful turtle that had lost her way. the decks are perfect, you sit and can see the horizon and the beach, you walk 8 feet and you are in the kitchen. this means that your meals are easy to serve and clean after.

This place is perfect to bring 2 or 3 families, settle down, and let the days run. But if you are an explorer, there are plenty of other activities around the place.

I highly recommend it. The owners are completely involved in its care, and you will notice it.
thank you for a great vacation...
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: My goodness, what an amazing review! Thank you all so much. Yes we are very much involved......a bit nutty at times....but our guests come back year after year. So glad you all had a fabulous vacation!
Hank & I thank you very much for sharing your experience.
Hope to see you in 2014!

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The beauty of Willow Beach is the quietness of the location and the 'laid back' philosophy of the people. Very close to Sikes Cut at the west end of the Plantation, Willow Beach sits on a private cu-de-sac. According to my guests, the fastest thing they see while staying at my house are the dolphins frolicing in the waves. Swimming,sunning,surf fishing,walking 4 minutes down the beach to Sikes Cut and doing some serious fishing off the rocks,or just sitting under an umbrella watching the world go by is heaven.

This is 'Old Florida', we still have moss in the oak trees, no glass & chrome highrises, no long lines for terrific restaurants, no hustle & bustle. Just wonderful gentile folks, great cooks (our restaurants are awesome)and great weather!

Apalachicola is a really quaint old town, the third oldest town in Florida, with a rich history of cotton shipping,involvement in the Civil War and being the place where the first ice machine was invented when trying to battle malaria in the 1900's. Touring old antibellum homes and wonderful antiquing are a few of the ways to spend a leisurely day. There is alot to do or nothing to do....your choice....its a place to come and enjoy the natural wonders of the ocean and bay, to be outside and discover another world,to get to become closer to your family, without a lot of distractions, to get married, (we have had that alot at Willow Beach), to share a unique experience with friends...to eat oysters & drink beer & laugh till your side hurt, to get up at dawn and walk the beach, or sleep till noon, because you will not hear sirens, or cars. A vacation at Willow beach is exactly how you want it to be. My home is awesome, just hanging out there is a major treat.....the chefs kitchen is amazing, Paula Deen would love it, the bedrooms are big and spaciaous....the view form all three decks is asounding,its all a great time.

I hope you will consider Willow beach for your next vacation. You will not be disappointed.

Cathy & Hank Browne

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St George Island House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Notes

  • 4 Couples summer approx 176/nt on Beach
  • High Season...........$4955/week up to 12 guests. Add $300 for 12-18 guests
    Mid Season............ $3730/week up to 12 guests. Add $300 for 12-18 guests
    Low Season............$2970/week up to 12 guests. Add $300 for 12-18 guests
    Monthly Rate (28 nights)....$4950( January 1 - February 28);
    Elevator fee $175. ( Elevator can be locked); 75.00 Plantation Fee. Pet fee $300 per dog (2 dogs max) 150.00 is non-refundable. 150.00 will be refunded if pet policy was followed.
    Contact owner/agent for complete rental guidelines;
    All rentals include linens, unlimited U.S. long distance calls,free wifi and;
    accidental damage coverage.;
    AX,VI,MC,Cash,Check
  • Dates Available: Year Round!

Amenities

Amenities

St George Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Penthouse - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Paradise - toilet , jetted tub
    Starfish - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Sunshine - toilet , shower
    Lighthouse - toilet , shower
    Great Room - toilet
    Outside - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Penthouse - 1 king , 4 twin/ single , Top floor Beachside
    Paradise - 1 king , Beach side
    Starfish - 1 queen , Beachside
    Sunshine - 1 queen , Street Side
    Lighthouse - 4 twin/ single , Street Side
    Great room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Street Side
  • Penthouse is a 400 sq.ft suite Top floor I king bed, 1 daybed with twin pull out, 1 bunk bed, full bath with jetted tub & deck. Paradise Room......1 king bed, full bath with jetted tub beach side with deck. Starfish Room..... 1 queen bed, full bath with jetted tub with deck. SunshineRoom..... 1 queen bed, shares a jack & jill bath room with shower with the Lighthouse Room..1 Twin / Full bunkbed Plus one twin bed. Sleeper Sofa in great room next to a 1/2 bath. Super Comfortable sectional in great room that has been known to have people snooze on it.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • hiking
  • jet skiing