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Affordable Florida Beach House

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Affordable Island Rental directly across the street from the beach. Come relax in this cozy-comfortable beach house. Whether you want to get away with friends or a small family get away that you can afford; this is the vacation place for you.

Perfect for those on-the-go looking for a clean and comfortable place to relax in between exploring what the Forgotten Coast has to offer.

The house is classic Florida construction with two stories. The two stories are totally seperate. The upper story is available for your vacation rental. The house is located on the west end of the island-approximately two miles from the bridge on the beach road (W Gorrie Dr). Close enough to enjoy the heart of the island attractions and activities, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle. The upper story has two outside decks, sun porch, open living-dining and kitchen area, one tiled-bathroom with walk-in tiled shower, and two bedrooms. Each bedroom has queen beds. The living area has two full couches and one small couch. One of the full couches is a sleeper sofa. The house has newly laid laminate flooring through out living area, kitchen and bedrooms. The kitchen area has a island/bar and stools. The dining area has has dinner table and chairs for 6. The house has outdoor chairs and a charcoal grill for deck use. There is also an outside shower under the stairs to rinse off after your trip to the beach.

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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk in shower. 2 bath, hand and face towels provided per guest. 1 Bar soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Queen Matress
  • Queen size Bed (2), Sleep Sofa (Queen 1) Living area has 3 couches-1 being convertible bed. Day bed located on sun porch. 1 Set of linens will be provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Affordable Florida Beach House
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews

Perfect spot at the beach

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The house was stocked with everything you would need to call this place home for a few days or longer. It is just across the road from the beach. We will definitely stay at this place again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was so well located! It very much felt like home and it was so easy to take a nap on the daybed on the front porch, when the days turned cooler and we couldn't get out on the beach. I was actually there by myself for a few nights and I always felt safe.

Kerry was always quick to respond to my, initially, many questions, and she was very nice about it.

We can't wait for our next visit and highly recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. A walk across the street to the beach was prefect.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It's like coming home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves this beach house. We are repeat bookers. The house is full of little treasures...books, shells, little gifts left behind by others. The owners are quick to respond when you have a question and they're generous in their pricing which makes this do-able for us. We will be back for certain!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Affordable and great!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time on The forgotten coast. I would go back in a heartbeat. Enjoyed this place so much from the start. It felt like home. Was truly right across the road from the beach. Kerri and Darrell are great hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Plan B Perfection

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had originally planned to go the Caribbean for an early anniversary but had to reschedule on the fly due to Hurricane Maria. After looking at dozens of possibilities on 30A, we settled on SGI and Kerry's place, and it could not have worked out better.

The house is located across the street from the beach, and you can clearly see and hear the Gulf from the upstairs deck, which was a must for me. Because of the "lights out for sea turtles" after dark rule, you also have outstanding views of the stars and Milky Way. The house itself has some funk to it as all old beach houses do, but it is super-comfortable and well-appointed for your stay--the fridge and pantry have lots of starter supplies (including a fully stocked coffee station), nice bathroom with a large shower, plenty of beach necessities included (chairs, towels, umbrellas, toys, outdoor shower, etc), cable TV (no HD...a minor quibble), and a good internet connection. Kerry was super-responsive to text messages, and also made sure that we had a very nice "early anniversary" gift waiting for us upon arrival--unnecessary, but very much appreciated :}

SGI itself is lovely, of course, and was very sparsely populated while we were there. There were people in the house across the street and in the house next door, and our three parties were the only people on our section of beach. We also visited the State Park and had, literally, a two-mile stretch of that amazing white sand beach to ourselves. I don't know if SGI is always like this in late September, but what a bonus to have so few people to deal with.

Dining options are very limited on the island, so we carried in breakfast and lunch supplies, and we took a 20-minute ride to Apalchicola for dinner every night. We really enjoyed hanging out there--lots of cool little stores, restaurants, live music, and even a micro-brewery. We also took a 1/2 day trip over to Wakulla Springs (google it!), which was really cool as was the ride there, which is mostly along the coast on 98.

Overall an outstanding vacation, of which Kerry's place and responsiveness as a host played a big part. Very highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pat Herold and Kerry Griffin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Pat Herold and Kerry Griffin

I've own this great beach house since the 70's. My kids grew up spending great times here, with many family memories being made. While my kids have grown into adults with families of their own, we still make time to make memories at the beach each year. The house has been a great get away for me, my friends and family. When not at the house, I make it available to others to enjoy and offer an affordable option on SGI. We've listed on VRBO since 2008, and have many guest that return. We hope to add you to list of guests that have visited and come back on a regular basis.

Pat Herold and Kerry Griffin purchased this house in 1977

Why Pat Herold and Kerry Griffin chose Gulf Beaches

Me and family use to visit the island for weekend get always back when there was hardly anything on the island. We had the opportunity to purchase this place in 1977 and it has been one of the best purchases we've ever made. We could not have asked for anything better to be able to take our kids and spend lots of quality time together. A lot has changed on the island, but one thing has not and that’s the laid back casual atmosphere that inherent to a relaxing place to get away.

What makes this house unique

Simple and affordable, in a great location that's quiet with awesome access to the beach.



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Service $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

VRBO site notifies parties via email when a communication has been sent. During reservation period and prior to your payment, please check email and VRBO site regulary for communication. We will assume lack of response as being uninterested in moving forward with reserving/paying. Until 1st payment is made, the house is not reserved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.