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Beautiful, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Comfortable, private home, ranch style home, (three steps up) with delightful, updated and well kept interior. This popular rental has Lush landscaping, Butterfly Garden, and Private Pool. Wrap Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching, and afternoon dining. Kitchen, decks, and sunporch affords view of Gulf of Mexico. Sunporch is a great place to read the paper, a good book, and have that morning cup of of coffee.
Futon and day bed are available for guests.
Island bike path crosses rear of property and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing etc. Beach walkover is directly across from home.
Kitchen is furnished with everything you could possibly need to cook up fresh Florida Seafood. Cookbooks and menus from local restaurants in Home Notebook.
Wireless Internet Access.
Pets Allowed. 2 Pets Maximum.
Please visit our online Guest Book to see what everyone has to say about Sandpiper Cottage. The guest book is a great way to find out what everyone else has enjoyed doing while visiting the island.
In 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination-Architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip-only 2 other Florida cities share this honor, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shopping, eating, and touring the historic district of old Florida.
Visit the State Park on St George for fishing, shelling, and picnics.
Sandpiper Cottage was built in the early 1970s by 2 brothers to share with their growing families.
The door frame to the laundry room has the names, dates, and heights of all of their children. When we purchased Sandpiper our children's info was also added, along with a few of our 4-legged family members. Their family continues to travel to St. George Island and we are honored that they still stay in Sandpiper when they visit.
Our family purchased Sandpiper Cottage in 2001, we have had fun making Sandpiper Cottage our own.
The pool and landscape was the first large project we tackled.
When we purchased the cottage, I could not wait for the day I could change the outside color from
that 'crazy pink' to a more subdued color. However, that day came in 2008 and we just could not make ourselves change the color, in fact, we chose a color called Caribbean Coral-we always tell folks to look for the pink house with a green roof on East 5th!
We consider Sandpiper Cottage a true Florida cottage, and unfortunately there are few of these
homes left. But don't let the age fool you, all of the systems have been replaced, along with
new ductwork, flooring, furniture(inside & out), and of course paint.
Growing up on the Georgia coast a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about being mowed over by traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area, we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her travels to her 2nd home on Dog Island Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal.
How great was that!
Sandpiper Cottage is on a corner lot, it is positioned across from a beach right of way that cannot be built upon.
You walk out the door, down the walkway, cross the street and you are on the dune walkover. There is not a home to our right, left, or behind Sandpiper. The island bike path conveniently crosses the rear of our property-it is great for walking pets, early morning runs, and of course sight seeing on your bike. If you don't bring your bike, you can always rent one while on the island.
If you get a chance, during your visit, check out the sunsets on the west end of the island, on the bay side.