House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
We are a busy family that love our time away on vacation. We have three children that keep our schedules full and it is almost a necessity to get away and enjoy our time together.
Chris purchased this House in 2015
Why Chris chose Plantation
We visited St. George Island in 2007 with our family. We all had a great time fishing, biking, and exploring the island. Our kids have always loved the water and being at the ocean. From the first time we saw A Bay to Remember, we knew it would be a great home away from home to raise a family and build a lot of memories.
What makes this House unique
If you like elbow room and privacy, you will love 'A Bay to Remember.' ABTR is on a one-acre lot with all adjacent lots currently undeveloped. ABTR has 100% tile floors, which are vastly superior to carpet with an island climate and pet rentals. Pictures do not do justice to the views toward Apalachicola Bay. We often find ourselves just looking out the windows. .
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had the most relaxing and comfortable stay. With the 20-year olds on the first floor to do their thing and the upstairs where adults hung out, the layout was perfect for us. Especially since we could hear each other no matter what level we were on, no one felt isolated. I ended up buying (and leaving) a fan to use when sitting outside on the balcony since I love sitting outside but get too hot. The fan made it perfect for me! I left a (short) list of things that needed fixed with the check-in desk as there were some things we noted needed attention and maybe the owners didn’t know about. One suggestion: leave instructions on how to get to the beach. That was the only confusing part, especially with most of the boardwalks closed for repair.
We loved our stay, this house, and the island!!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our home, we love when our guests take away so many of the same feelings we have whenever we spend time at A Bay To remember!
That was also a great piece of feedback about providing some directions to all the beach access points in the Plantation, especially during this period of repair of a few of them from Hurricane Michael. We can’t wait to have you back, thanks again for your kind words about your stay at our home.
Awesome vacation, nice accommodations!
Very nice and relaxing vacation! House was clean, well stocked kitchen, and in great shape. Location was isolated and quiet with no direct neighbors which made it perfect for relaxing. We took the bikes and the trails through the Plantation provided for hours of riding. Will definitely be back for another great week at the beach!
Peaceful Private Paradise!
A Bay to Remember is truly unforgettable! It is in a private gated community but still not far from the center of the island where the restaurants and stores are. You feel as if you are alone in your own private paradise as you can only see a few houses through the trees, a distance away. The bay views are mesmerizing and can be enjoyed from every room. The birds sing their serenade and call you out to sit on the porch. But then the big decision is which porch? The top floor screened in area? The top floor hammock? The top floor porch facing south or the one facing north with the incredibly comfortable new dual glider. And then there is the first level wide porch as well. The screened in pool area also invites you in, with its new furniture and very large pool, which can be heated. Not many on the island offer heat (all for an extra fee) and I’m guessing this pool is among the largest on the island. There are just so many choices for enjoying the outdoors on this property.
The inside is just as wonderful. It is tastefully decorated. The furniture is very comfortable and of good quality. Everything is fresh and clean and you immediately feel right at home. The open floor plan on the top level is great for gatherings. And the first level has its own (second) family room - a great option for the kids or multiple families. The kitchen is very well equipped, the best we’ve had in decades of renting beach houses.
We’ve previously stayed in the middle of the island (Gulf Beaches) and were afraid we would miss that area. It took about two minutes for us to fall in love with everything about this house and its gorgeous, peaceful surroundings, and never want to leave. The amenities that The Plantation has to offer are a bonus.
The owner has been very pleasant to work with and promptly responds to any communication.
We highly recommend this house and look forward to many more stays here in the future. We feel very fortunate to have discovered this gem.
There is nothing that makes me happier than to read the kind words of a guest that experiences the same feelings as my family does, every time we pull into the driveway of our home! Thanks for taking the time to put your feelings into words for future guests to read...hearing from an existing guest is an important part of the due diligence performed in making a decision on where to spend your time on the island.
Thanks again, we work hard to insure every guest that stays at our home has the exact feeling as you, that is the standard we thrive for!
spacious house on a beautiful island
The house was spacious and had nice views of the bay. It was adequate for our family of five and within walking distance to the beautiful beach on the other side. There were tvs & bathrooms in every bedroom & plenty of cookware. However, there were no additional cooking/kitchen supplies (ie. salt, pepper, oil and only one roll of paper towels). So be sure to bring your own. The entire house was in ok shape but in need of updating. The screens would fall off every time we tried to open them so we just used the sliding glass doors. Overall it was a decent house in a very serene location. We had a relaxing time.
So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our home and most important, a relaxing time...so easy to relax on our wonderful decks overlooking the beautiful bay! I’m sure you can appreciate we can’t supply some of those convenient cooking supplies as that could create a sanitary issue. Thanks so much for your feedback and for choosing our home!
Nice house just dirty
The house was very nice, the kitchen was very well stocked. My problem was it was not clean. As soon as I walked up the steps I could see the oil that didn’t get washed off the counter top. The hand rail and back of the kitchen chairs were so sticky it took me 3 times finally get the gunk off. All 3 bathrooms had mold in the shower and my daughters bathroom had a hole in the ceiling. My bathroom mirror had water spots on it from not being cleaned. Our feet was dirty after just a few mins of walking around without shoes on. When we was ready for bed the throw pillow that was on our bed looked like it had been on the nasty floor. That pillow was laying on top of my husbands pillow and the nasty stuff that was on it rubbed onto my husbands bed pillow. That morning as I was making our bed I found a fake fingernail on the floor. It just was not up to our standard of cleanliness. If the people cleaning this nice home would take some pride in their work it would have been nice. Sorry I had to deliver this bad review, but we paid a lot of money to have to clean it before we could use it.
Of all the words available, the only one I can come up with is WOW! I’m terribly sorry to hear that you arrived to find our home in the condition you’ve described...had you contacted me immediately I would have had our cleaning company onsite to address any of your concerns immediately. The beauty of VRBO is the direct contact renters have with the owners, letting me know upon your arrival would have given me the ability to make everything right. Again, so sorry to hear this, this home is not an investment, it’s our families second home and we take pride in keeping it in pristine condition.
Billie from Houston
Our stay at A Bay to Remember was very comfortable! The house made us feel as though we were in a tree house. The teenagers loved hanging out on the upper deck at night and listening to the birds, wind and the waves from the bay. The Island reminds of Old Florida and we all plan on returning someday!
Thanks so much for your kind words about our home, we’re so glad you and your family enjoy your stay! Our family also loves hanging out on the inviting decks and taking in all those wonderful sounds and views...as with so many of our guests, we look forward to having you back to our home real soon! Thanks again,
Chris and Natasha Johns
The plantation has miles of nice paved bike/walking trails. Scooters and bike available for rent at multiple locations. All types of fishing: ocean, river, chartered, fly, etc. Bird watching and eco-tours also available.