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"Boardwalk" - BeachFront! - Island central location with Fun Deco/WiFi -Sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,410 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 28 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 6 - 8 (2 king, 1 queen, 1 queen sofa-bed)

Advance to Boardwalk! Two spacious and luxurious bedrooms, one spacious loft (adults can stand in the loft), three bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi), directly on the beach with boardwalk through the grass, multiple flat Screen TVs, VCR's, and DVD' s, free wireless high speed internet access, plenty of rockers on the beach-overlooking decks. Hot and cold outdoor shower.

Great central island location, just steps to island playground, shops, and restaurants. There is no need to take a chance anywhere else!

St. George Island has no highrises and is a family friendly, relaxing break in the Gulf of Mexico. It is central to Florida's largest eco-tourism area. Come try it out! Once people discover the area they always come back.

House name: 'Boardwalk'

St George Island!: St. George Island was ranked the #2 family beach. (We of course think it is #1.) Come enjoy the uncrowded family-friendly beaches where even the family dog is welcome! Enjoy truly fresh and famous Apalachicola Bay oysters, or any other of your favorite seafood at the area's restaurants. Go fishing. Shop for fishing gear, souvenirs, beach stuff. Go antiquing in Apalachicola. Visit any of the area's many nature preserves.

NOTE: Rates do not include 9% tax. Linen and cleaning fee applies for less than a week rentals. (owner will manually add it on for "Book it Now" case)

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.



Boardwalk offers only weekly stays for Summer (June, July, the last week of May, and the first week of August.)

Reservations for less than a week may be made for Spring and Fall depending upon property availability and approval. (It is usually available to be booked within 1 month of the arrival day.)

There is also a 5 night minimum stay during some holidays except last minute.

Flea-treated Dogs only.

1.Up to one week rental: $60 for up to two dogs.

$35 each extra dog

2. Monthly rental: $135 up to two dogs

More Details

Reggie Ratcliff
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Reggie Ratcliff

We are a family of 4 living in the Metro Atlanta area. We're all nature lovers and love traveling and spending time outdoors. In the summer of 2003 we vacationed on SGI and loved it completely and returned a month later to look for a place to call our own and we bought 'Hang Ten' in September.

Hang Ten is so popular with return guests that we had little chance to visit it ourselves. We began looking for another house to balance with Hang Ten and in 2007 we bought a cottage called 'Boardwalk'. With two houses on SGI we are able to go there often and take care of the properties and enjoy sharing them with guests.

Our goal is to make our guests happy.

In 2013 we will start to manage the properties ourselves, with the help of Community Management Services, Inc. (CMSI). We are very fortunate to have found CMSI - a very experienced, St. George Island-based company - to handle the housekeeping and maintenance for us. They can provide a more cusotmized service for our houses and their goals include a very welcoming house upon your arrival and no need for service calls.

Reggie Ratcliff purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

We won Boardwalk!!


By Myrna Dial from Atlanta, GA on 01/31/2011
Jan 2011
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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Showers all have high quality glass doors, very comfortable.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ocean view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Loft
  • 1st and 2nd bedrooms are masters. One with private full bath and the other with a glassdoor shower. They all are located on lowest floor
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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"Boardwalk" - BeachFront! - Island central location with Fun Deco/WiFi -Sleeps 8
average rating of 4.509091 based on 71 reviews
McFarland, WI

Fun fabulous house in perfect location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at The Boardwalk. It was our first time visiting St George Island. I hate to let the secret out....but this place is AMAZING!! We loved the fun decor of The Boardwalk. Decorated very nice. Unit was very clean. We have 4 kids so there was a great amount of space for 6 of us. Very helpful to have 3 full bathrooms. We have previously stayed in condos on the upper coast and thoroughly enjoyed The Boardwalk and the very quick walk to the beach and back to the house. At condos it was always a time consuming production to load up coolers, beach toys etc to go the beach-at The Boardwalk we could just run back whenever we needed (helpful for cocktail refills!!) :-). And finally the location on SGI was perfect! We didn't drive our van the entire week! Everything was within walking distance and we enjoyed our nightly walks to dinner exploring the island. There are also two ice cream shops right across the way and an Italian ice a quick walk away. SGI was the perfect way to experience "island life" right here in the states! It is a relaxed atmosphere with very little commercialization. Beautiful starry nights can be seen since there are no high rises. We spent the days playing in the ocean, watching dolphins (my favorite!) and at night had fun seeing the crabs run the beach. Thank you SGI and The Boardwalk for the incredible week....already looking forward to returning!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our 1st time at St. George Island and we loved it.

  • 4 of 5

The Boardwalk was a wonderful place to stay. It was decorated so neat. The kids absolutely loved it. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing beautiful stay at Boardwalk

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great to work with ! Boardwalk was exactly as pictured . The house was very clean and we had everything we needed . Location was very convenient to shops, playground and restaurants ! Beds were very comfortable ! Loved the short walk out to beach and very convenient to run back inside if you forgot or need something from the house ! We loved our first visit to SGI and will be returning next summer !

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time here. Beautiful inside and out! This house is in walking distance of restaurants, grocery store, and it is on the beach. We definitely want to stay here again!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice stay.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Location is perfect. Dog friendly was a must for us and this home and area was very dog friendly. Plenty of kitchen utensils. One drawback was the bottom sliding glass door lock was from inside only, so if you wanted to go to the beach and lock up the house, you had to enter/exit through the front door every time. That was a pain. Decor is monopoly game theme, hence the name "boardwalk". Would be good for kids. Communication with owner was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

The house is in a perfect location and the beach is beautiful. It is pet friendly and our dogs really enjoyed the beach. The outdoor shower was great for cleaning them, and they could dry on one of the decks. The home is furnished like an investment rental with plastic dining chairs and a variety of furniture styles. It does have a monopoly theme decor which was unique.

One I would not mention but, we did see a number of roaches. I am sure people leave the deck doors open and they invite themselves in. I have owned a number of beachfront properties and Florida Pest control does a good job of making sure that homes remain pest free.

It does have flat screen TVs in every room, but they are very small. Not a problem for the bedrooms, but the house definitely needs a larger TV in the main room. If you enjoy cooking the kitchen is only just adequate and lacks some basic needs. It had no can opener and we tried to purchase one, but none of the stores had them. (We ended up using an old fashioned bottle opener that we purchased and opened punched holes in the cans until we could get the lids off.) It has a good grill conveniently located at the foot of the deck stairs.

The owners require that you not only run the dish washer but empty the dish washer on your checkout day. Fortunately, we noticed the requirement and washed the dishes the night before and did not cook as we did not want to wait on the dishwasher. All things considered we had a good time

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed review; we appreciate details we can work with for improvement. We apologize for any bugs encountered. We do have a monthly pest control visit and that has been sufficient previously - but this year the unusual amount of rain has increased bug sightings all over the island. So we have scheduled extra visits. We also thank you for mentioning the dishwasher, we honestly had not intended our instructions to be understood quite that way, but after checking we agree that they do need re-wording: On check-out day, please load any remaining dirty dishes and start the dishwasher.  And we may contact you for more details about what you found lacking in the kitchen. We have prepared many meals including Christmas and Thanksgiving there as a test of the furnishings, yet realize that different cooking styles may have different needs. And of course there should be a can opener there, we will correct that. And finally, thank you for choosing Boardwalk and we hope you will come back to visit us again!
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Car: recommended

St. George Island was ranked the #2 family beach. (We of course think it is #1.) Come enjoy the uncrowded family-friendly beaches where even the family dog is welcome! Enjoy truly fresh and famous Apalachicola Bay oysters, or any other of your favorite seafoods at the area's restaurants. Go fishing. Shop for fishing gear, souvenirs, beach stuff. Go antiquing in Apalachicola. Visit any of the area's many nature preserves.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

**ATTENTION** Rates include everything except the 9% local tax for weekly+rentals.
For less than a week rentals, there is an extra linen and cleaning charge. Please email us for the details.

Boardwalk offers only weekly stays for Summer and Spring Break
Reservations for shorter periods of time may be made for Spring and Fall depending upon property availability and approval.

Please note the the automatic rate quotes do not work properly at season breaks and for stays less than one week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund