MARINER'S COMPASS St. George Island, FL Vacation Rental - Recently renovated in 2012, "Mariner's Compass" boasts panoramic gulf views from every bedroom of this beachfront Plantation home. Spend fun times cooking, relaxing, or playing games with your family in the comfortable central great room. Both first floor bedrooms open to the large lanai where you can watch the sun rise over the gulf with your morning coffee. An upstairs loft has a private deck and bathroom - a great place for the kids! The deck at the end of your private boardwalk is a great place for the grown ups to sunbathe or watch sandcastle builders at work.
The Plantation Community boasts over five miles of the most beautiful white sand pristine beaches. This community offers an ideal combination of seclusion and convenience - a new three quarter Olympic size community swimming pool, shaded picnic area, fitness room and beautiful clubhouse. Community amenities include 3 tennis courts, a 3,200-foot paved, privately owned/public use landing strip, and privileged access to excellent fishing and magnificent sunsets at Bob Sikes Cut! Heavily wooded streets that crisscross the area are ideal for bicyclists, jogging and walking enthusiasts.
BEDS: 1 King, 2 Queens, 3 Twins
AMENITIES: Boardwalk, Clubhouse, Community Pool, Fish Cleaning Station, Park-Style Grill, Outdoor Shower, WiFi, Community Tennis Courts
Monthly Rates (28 Nights) $5450 (November - December) & $4500 (January - February)
FROM THE OWNER - We have been working all winter on upgrading Mariner's Compass! The walls have been freshly painted, all the bathrooms have been renovated and there is new furniture throughout the house. We are thrilled with the changes and hope our guests will be too! See our new photographs of the upgrades and please let us know what you think after you stay.
We just returned from our first visit to St. George Island and our stay in Mariner's Compass was very nice. We had 4 adults and 1 9 year old. The upstairs loft was great for her and the 2 downstairs bedrooms were perfect and have the most awesome view. The kitchen is nicely renovated and very well stocked. Whether home or away, there are always maintenance issues and we experienced two while there - the A/C wasn't working when we arrived, the management company promptly brought over a portable unit to cool us down for the night. A few days later we discovered a water leak underneath the house, someone was there that day to repair it. Awesome house - loved the walkway to the beach and the neighbors who own the house next door are super nice. The only thing that could improve are the couches in the living room - beautiful to look at, but not comfortable at all and would also be nice if there were TVs in the bedrooms. We loved St. George and will definitely be back!
Our family has stayed in Mariner's Compass the past 3 summers for our "week in paradise!" I first stayed on St George Island in the early 80's and upon my return in 2008 I was delighted to find the island unspoiled by high rises & clubs and was thrilled to share the quiet island experience with my family! Finding Mariner's in it's first rental year was a fabulous treat for our little family of 4 from Iowa. We are very happy to hear that the house is now under new ownership and look forward to a return visit to enjoy the new decor & updates noted in the photos! This house is truly a "best kept secret" and sits on the best strip of the Gulf in the Plantation. Mariner's has always been well stocked, clean and inviting and is the perfect size for our family of four. Our 2 teens take turns claiming the loft with private balcony or the queen room with sliders to the deck while we enjoyed the king master with sliders to the other side of the huge deck. We love the winding boardwalk to the beach, outdoor shower, tuck under parking and the gorgeous views of the Gulf from the deck with palms leaning nearby. Last year we brought our bikes and enjoyed early morning rides through the trails. Mariner's is conveniently located mid-Plantation so it was a fun ride West to the Cut or East to Gulf Beaches. So, one week each summer we head south to our perfect escape! We love the island charm, and its' calm, quiet beauty - magnificent sunrises & sunsets, watching dolphins, shelling, swimming, sunning, beach combing, boogie boarding & family laughter. Last summer we watched quietly in awe, sitting on a towel, while mama sea turtle nested right in front of the house! Camping in Yellowstone, Disney resorts, and the hustle & bustle of Myrtle Beach have never lured us back, but Mariner's Compass has never failed to charm & delight us and we are eager to return... :D
We stayed at Mariner's Compass in July 2011 and had a wonderful stay. The view from each bedroom is incredible and the privacy allowed by each room makes this property a nice getaway with friends. In the past eleven years, we have stayed at many houses in the Plantation and appreciate the comfort at this cottage combined with a beautiful location that exceeded our expectations. Given the reasonable rate and excellent location, we believe this cottage is a best kept secret on the plantation. We plan on returning to this property next year. We can't wait to see what the new owners have in store for this island gem.
My family stayed in Mariner's Compass 7/2-7/9, 2011. We had a great time. The view is beautiful and the house is 2 blocks to the community pool and tennis. HOWEVER, the house is in bad shape. The carpet throughout living area is badly stained, the kitchen counter tops are tiled and dirty looking. Everything needs updated, the couches need to replaced, everything is very worn looking. Owners need to put some money into this house badly!!!!
Exit Fickling parking lot back onto Franklin Blvd. (towards lighthouse) turn right to stop sign.
At stop sign, turn RIGHT on W. Gulf Beach Dr.
Proceed 2.2 miles to St. George Plantation Guard gate.
Show guard gate your Plantation Rental Agreement with list of guest names.
Proceed 2.8 miles to Suzie St.
Turn LEFT on Suzie St.
.2 mile to dead end, turn LEFT on Plantation Pass Way
Mariner?s Compass is the second house on your right.