|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
This cozy cottage is centrally located and offers great views of the Apalachicola Bay and St. George Island. It sits on the north side of the road and the waterfront is on south side. The waterfront is great for fishing (see photos), picnicing, sunbathing, or just your viewing pleasure. St. George Island which has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world is just across the bridge to the south of the cottage. Apalachicola, full of historic homes and ambiance, bustling waterfront with lots of artistic shops, and great seafood restaurants is just across the bridge to the west. Our county is a wonderful place for beaching it, fishing, and nature. There are no highrises or shopping meccas. We are back to nature. Most of our county is either state or national forests and estuaries. Wildlife and marinelife are plentiful. We are also one of Florida's great fishing areas. Whether it's fresh water, bay and flats fishing, or off-shore, a day on the water is usually a successful day.
We have 250' of frontage on the Apalachicola Bay which is great to enjoy those beautiful sunsets and sunrises.
Our cottage is not brand new; however, it is very comfortable, nicely furnished, and very affordable. There is a small building in back with washer & dryer, and it makes a great place to store your bicycles, golf clubs, fishing equipment, etc. Also if you are a golfer, the St. James Bay Golf Course is only about 20 minutes away. It is a world class course.
If you like to fish, the surf, bayfront, and riverfront offer all you need; however, there are plenty of captains in Carrabelle & Apalachicola if you need a guide. There are also boats & sailboats available for your own journeys.
We also have several docks on the New River in Carrabelle that can be used for your pleasure. Great for fishing, picnicing, or just relaxing. The river is very beautiful and quiet. Lots of wildlife.
Eastpoint Seafood: Our cottage is in Eastpoint, just across the bridge from St. George Island. In Eastpoint, the waterfront is filled with small seafood houses. Lots of oyster boats and shrimp boats line the waterfront. The seafood markets offer fresh shrimp, fish (grouper, snapper, flounder, mullet), oysters, (of course) , scallops, and blue crab.
Places of interest: Oyster Capital of the World, Eastpoint; Lafayett Park, Apalachicola; Chapman Botanical Garden, Apalachicola; Orman House built in 1838; Apalachicola National Esturary Research Reserve; St. Vincent National Park Museum; John Gorrie Museum; St. George Island State Park; St. George Island Lighthouse/Cape St. George Light; World's smallest Police Station; Carrabelle; Crooked River Lighthouse, Carrabelle; Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum; Walt G. Kendrick Dwarf Cypress Boardwalk, and much more
Six girlfriends, my little Boston Terrier and I stayed here October 2007. The cottage was sparkling clean, well maintained and comfortably furnished, even though our number was slightly over the actual capacity. (The hide-a-bed mattress is not the most comfortable, but the couch itself sleeps great.)
The cottage is almost literally right across the bridge, very convenient to St. George Island, and reasonably convenient to stores, shopping, etc. Directly across the street is a restaurant where we enjoyed our first lunch, and others are within an easy drive. Our purpose was to get away, and this cottage was perfect. We planned most of our meals in, and the kitchen was adequately furnished. There were plenty of sheets and towels although we went through enough to have to do some washing in the machines at the cottage. We had not brought toilet paper, paper towels or hand soap so had to share a roll the first night, but bought our own when we did our grocery shopping. The yard was partially fenced in, so not a place for an active dog unattended, but was fine and more than large enough for my little old lady. The view of the ocean and night sky is breathtaking, and the owners are as nice people as one can over hope to do business with. I would happily recommend this property to a friend or return their myself.
This place was fantastic and we loved it! The price was at least $1500 cheaper than the next closest rental. Also, they are dog friendly, and accommodated our two dogs with no problem. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and a laundry room out back far exceeded our expectations for the price that we paid, and we couldn't have enjoyed it more
Stayed for a week. The cottage has a well stocked kitchen with plenty of plates, mugs, silverware, pots and pans. The oak tree out front was relaxing with a beer in my hand and watching the world go by. Fishing was better than surf fishing or old bridge fishing. At least for us it was. I could get used to this. Nice little cottage for the price. Nicely decorated. Would definitely recommend.
Forgot to mention but I really liked the fact that I didn't have to go up and down stairs.
Great cosy little cottage. The sunrises are breath taking. Fished across the street and had red fish for dinner. Yum Yum. Used to pay big bucks to stay on St. George Island but not any more. My new favourite place. Walk to the best local restaurant around. Close to Apalachicola and St. George Island. No stairs !!!
Will be back soon.
We found this cottage to be extremely cozy with breathtaking sunrise views. The place had a new fresh look - new owners and wow what a difference!'!! Artsy decorations throughout the rooms, new dryer, microwave, refrigerator, central air system which had the house comfortable with no humidity. The shade tree out front was the perfect canopy for relaxing and watching the waves across the St. George Island Sound. We crossed the street to the private beach and were surprised to catch legal size redfish, some catfish, trout, sharks and even the pesky blue crabs. The sunrise pictures that we took are better than any we had seen in any photo gallery. Very very cozy and quiet peaceful setting with a great local family owned seafood restaurant within walking distance (2 blocks) - best fried oysters!!!
It's just a few miles from St. George Island and bridge fishing, but who needs that when you can just grab your rod and bait and walk across the street and catch a variety!
You are just a few miles from the quaint shops of Apalachicola - great shopping for the girls, this little town is booming with new restaurants and activities.
Will definitely be back soon.
I debated if I should write a review or not as I don't like to be negative but at the same time, I feel honest feedback IS important & I feel I need to say something, so here goes. I was disappointed with this rental. As soon as we opened the door, there was an odor, kinda like a musty smell. I don't have a good sense of smell but when I DO smell something, it's usually pretty strong, so that right there tells you something. It just seemed to me the place needed an airing out. There were daddy longlegs in both showers, AND three in the back bedroom. One was already dead. We decided to clear up the two in the front bathroom & use that shower. BOTH shower curtains need to be removed & either washed or replaced. Same goes for the bed quilts, the one on the queen bed is quite worn out. Also, the quilt on the double bed, REALLY needs to be replaced, it was in better condition than the other two BUT there is a blood stain on it that looks like it's been there a while. Sorry but that did it for me. We were there for 5 days & there was only one toilet roll in each bathroom, surely there could have been more. No coffee filters for the coffee machine, luckily we discovered that before the next morning & were able to get some at the store before it closed. I NEED my morning coffee lol. Also, no washing up liquid, we had to go buy that too. These are things I guess we took for granted, would be there. We took our trash out as it seemed the right thing to do only to discover the outside trash was over flowing. There was a note it asking the tenants to take it out on Thursday mornings but no one had. Not something I'm thinking about while on vacation. We arrived on a Thursday evening & left on a Tuesday so this did not apply to us but I don't blame the other tenants for not doing it. I feel the owners, housekeeping girls should be responsible for this. In closing, I have to be honest & I'm sure you have realized by now from reading this, I would NOT recommend this property to anyone. Truth is sometines hard to take. The place is tidy but I'd suggest getting a different cleaning crew in, I shouldn't be sharing with daddy longlegs in the shower or bathroom. Looks like they have been there a while. If you are cleaning well, HOW do you miss those? Also, I agree the fridge should be replaced, looks like it has had much better days. Owners never contacted us ONCE during our stay, even though the had with other renters.
Cottage is between 3rd and 4th Street, Eastpoint. Only two cottages. One of corner of 3rd and Hwy 98, then ours. We own all the rest of the land to 4th Street. In addition, we own all the waterfront from 3rd Street to 4th Street offering a totally unobstructed view.
Other Activities: shelling, scalloping (in season) hiking thru national & state forests, bird-watching, boat tours up river and bay
Visa & Mastercard and Discover accepted
Ask about last minute prices. Check in at 4 PM and check out at 11 AM; however, inquire, as we have no problem with early check in if cottage is available. Holidays and events may be more. Please do not use instant quote as it is usually incorrect.
Monthly rates as low as $1295 during the winter season
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.