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DEEAL! August 12-19 - $1150; 26 - Sept 2 -$1090! 2-6-$1000! Aug 26-6 - $1500!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Gulf Views: 3-4 min Walk To Private Beach: Bob Sikes Cut: August, Fall Special!!

The Palms is the vacation Florida beach house with a panoramic view of Gulf of Mexico, private white beaches and paved Bike Path. Bob Sykes Cut (One Of The Best Fishing spots) is minutes away from the house.

The Palms is located in The Plantation, 24/7 gated community, which hosts a new, large swimming pool.

Upstairs kitchen, dinning room, living area, two furnished decks and screened porch provide a great place to enjoy a view of the Gulf. The large kitchen is completely furnished with dishes, microwave, grill, ice maker, pans, coffee maker, blender, etc. You can enjoy the view of Gulf while preparing your meal. The Bay side screened porch provides a great place to enjoy any evening.

Four bedrooms with queen size beds and a second living area are downstairs. Please take a look at our video at the bottom of this page.

The Palms is pet friendly home.

The Island and The Palms, all of the pleasures of the good life will be yours here

A second living area is downstairs and is also equipped with a cable TV/VCR.

The downstairs has four large bedrooms (2 of which are masters), 2 baths, and the living area. Each bedroom is provided with a queen size bed. Two bedrooms have TVs, and one bedroom has a PC computer with Microsoft Office XP and connection to the Internet.

Our guests have easy access to the pools and tennis courts provided by the Plantations. We have several bikes, beach chairs and beach toys in our storage. You are welcome to use them when you stay in our house. The natural beauty that surrounds The Palms Retreat offers all sorts of entertainment: Enjoy watching the birds during the day with binoculars. We provide a handbook so that even the beginning bird watcher can learn about birds. Also watch the planets and stars with our telescope in the evening.

An early morning stroll at the beach is almost a guarantee to see dolphins put on show for you in the Gulf. It's not uncommon to see them swim up as close as 150 feet to the shore, and you will certainly be impressed by their power. The sidewalks in the neighborhood offer a great opportunity to jog, bike, roller blade, or walk. The island is also a great place to catch up on your fishing, either from a boat or the coast. We are located a 5 minute walk along the beach from the rocky canal at the Northwest end of the island that is known as a prime fishing spot.

Please visit our home page to learn more about the house.

Amenities:4 bedrooms/3 baths, 2 master suites. Bed sizes: 4 queen, 1 sleeper sofa. Washer & dryer; fully equipped kitchen; 4 TVs, 2 VCRs, CD/radio player, computer with Internet connection. Outside hot/cold shower, fish prep area, charcoal grill.

Relax in chair of our furnished sun decks. Wonder at some of the most fabulous stargazing you may ever witness. You will enjoy a 'dark sky' that reveals magic Milky Way views. Fishermen and nature lovers adore this beautiful, natural, island setting featuring 26 miles of sand dunes, sparkling gulf waves and abundant bay waters. Park style grill and fish cleaning table provided for outdoor enjoyment. Or let the local adventure companies to take you on boating, biking or fishing adventure. You will love it.

2 furnished sun decks, 1 screened porch, bikes, beach chairs, community pool, tennis courts, and more.

You are welcome to take a look at our own site below and to learn more about our house!

More Details

Greg Smith
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Air Mattress; Couch, one person can sleep comfortably.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Household amenities include:4 TV’s, 2 VCR, 1 DVD players, washer, dryer, full kitchen including microwave, dishwasher, high chair, 2 baby gates, kitchen place settings, grill, fish cleaning area, 2 decks with great view of gulf, covered parking area, and screened bay side porch. Community amenities include: Pool, tennis courts, bike paths


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

DEEAL! August 12-19 - $1150; 26 - Sept 2 -$1090! 2-6-$1000! Aug 26-6 - $1500!
average rating of 4.742857 based on 35 reviews

Perfect House for a Fabulous Ten Days on St. George Island

  • 5 of 5

Just home from a fantastic ten days staying in this terrific house. It was everything we could ask for, clean, comfortable, easy access to the beach, open airy floor plan, great decks for a Gulf view. Will definitely consider renting again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. Hope you will come back.
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Chattanooga, TN

Great home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family have been coming to SGI for the past 3 years and staying in different places. The Palms Retreat, with its four bedrooms was perfect for our family of 8. I love the view from the decks and the closeness of the beach. Owners were very helpful and accessible before, during, and after our trip. We felt like we got a great deal since were were renting through agencies before. We'll consider The Palms again, and will definitely rent from properties managed by owners.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nashville, TN

First time visitors to the island

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Thank you so much for helping us fall in love with St. George Island. First time visitors and will be back. The house was clean, private, right next to the beach, and had everything that we needed. We loved provided bikes and biked all around the island. Thanks so much. 5 stars all around.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent choice for our special vacation

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our family vacation in this beautiful house. We found The Palms well equipped, clean, having comfortable beds, couches, with all the necessary furnishing. It is a very short distance to the beach, which is very private and pet friendly. We enjoyed having nice views of the gulf and seeing surrounding plantation while relaxing on the deck. Very reasonably priced for the area, location and provided amenities. The owners were very accommodating! As this was our first time visiting St. George Island, they provided everything we needed to know in order to make our vacation a success. We hope to be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another great vacation

  • 5 of 5

House was as advertised. Very clean and comfortable. Just a short walk to the beach. Owners were easy to work with and very accommodating. This is our second times staying in The Palms and we are planning another one in the coming year.

Thank you for your hospitality

Jack & family

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was beautiful. Location Was ok

  • 3 of 5

House was pretty. Beds were most uncomfortable beds I've slept in. Cleanliness was 5 star however I can inform you bring your own toilet paper. I've never stayed somewhere where they only supply half roll of toilet paper per bathroom. The owners kept terrific communication with us. The only thing I hated about the place was there is NO cable. You can't watch any local channels (hurricane Mathew was hitting Florida on east coast and we couldn't keep up with anything local. They supply those ruku and fire sticks but the Internet speed is pretty slow you have to watch movies a little slow! Also watch who watches the televisions because it's easy To purchase things. My wife purchased 3 things and didn't know she had. Pretty sure if we were going to purchase something it would be something besides Alena of Avatar or Sophia the first lol they deducted it from our deposit which I understand but why would anybody store their credit card info for this to happen! Overall I give it a 3 star. This rental has great potential however I believe they need to find new maintenance people to upkeep their property.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time for this review. I would like to address your concerns: The house is equipped with initial sets of toilet paper for each bathroom. In our hospitality section we have list of items that we recommend to bring, and toilet paper is on the list. I also advised you to read Hospitality section before you check in. The quality and reliability of cable service on the Island is not the best because we are on an island. We have had many problems with cable in the past - as in no cable for several days in a row and not a good quality. During hurricane, Mathew, cable subscribers were particularly affected. You likely experienced poorer Internet speed due to this. We switched to digital media players (Rocu and Amazon) and signed up for Netflix, Amazon and Hulu as content providers. So far our visitors appreciate the better quality, reliability and more TV options with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc available to them. The technician who installed sticks made mistake in their configuration so our guests could charge our credit card. We were aware about this problem and I wrote you about this in our email before you checked in and during your stay. I wrote you that if you charge our credit card without our permission you will be responsible for these charges. And I emailed you invoices that we received from Amazon during your stay. As I am writing this the technician fixed this problem. Anyone can check the weather on laptops, iphone,etc. So it is not limitation for accessing local channels. So far our guests have told us that we have comfortable mattresses. Two of our mattresses are Sealy Posturpedic. We will check. On the third day of your stay at our home, you replied to my email “I'm sorry I left my phone in the vehicle. Everything is going great! The house is very nice and homely.” When I talked with you on the phone a couple days later you did not express any complains, you just said “The house is beautiful." I wish you would have expressed your concerns earlier so that we could have addressed them.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Blue Parrott, Paddy's, Harry A's, Black Marlin
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Carrabelle Ferry to Dog Island: Indian Pass Ferry
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
St James & Port St. Joe
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Panama City Beach & Tallahassee
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Gulf Coast Highway 98 & 300
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Center of the Island 6 miles
Car: necessary

You will not find high rise condominiums, congestion, or crowds. Swimming, shelling, fishing and sunning all await you here; if you want a peaceful getaway, this is the place to be. Wonderful seafood restaurants are located on the island and in nearby East Point, Apalachicola, and Carrabelle. Also, enjoy nine miles of scenic beauty in St. George Island State park located at the eastern end of the island.

Please take a look at this map. Leisure Lane is banding towards The Gulf and brings our house very close to The Gulf.

And this is where you want to be. We are also very close to Bob Sykes Cut. About 10 minutes walking on the beach. It is a very well known and one of the best fishing spot in Panhandle Florida. Only Plantation owners and their guests could fish their.

Other Activities: dining, shopping, swimming, fishing, biking, watching the birds, walking on the beach

Golf: St.James Bay

Beautiful 18 hole Golf Course, Public Welcome! 160 Laughing Gull Ln. Carabelle, St Joseph Bay Country Club

St George Island Lighthouse and Museum, Play Ground, Apalalachicola National Estuary Research Reserve, (ANERR) a delightful hands-on Museum, Apalachicola Maritime Museum, Soon to have the Jean Mary Paddleboat tours: WWII Museum Musuem in Carrabelle, St Vincents Island , nearby St. James Bay and Port St. Joe provide beautiful Golf Courses... While those who prefer to be on the beach, others can enjoy a round of golf or shop. The Plantation has 3 tennis courts, a pickleball Ct, 2 Club Houses and Pools, beach volleyball, Scalloping, Explore Several near by Islands and quaint towns. Apalachicola shopping, dinning and scenic river tours. Make reservations to sail on a sloop with the Maritime Museum or soon the paddle boat the Jean Mary.. Formerly owned by movie star Debbie Reynolds.


Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 21 2017 - Aug 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 13 2017 - Sep 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year Week
Dec 31 2017 - Jan 6 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2018 - Jan 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 28 2018 - Feb 24 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $225
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Number of guests (adults and children older 3 years old) in the party is limited by number listed on the inquiry/Rebtal agreement. This would include all daily visiting guests. Any additional visitors must be approved in writing by owner.
Add $15 per night, for each additional guest above standard occupancy of 8 people, up to 10.
Pets are allowed only on a pre-approved basis during reservation.
Military/Repeat Renter discount - 5%, not 4th of July week; 7 nights minimum. Can not combine with Special Deals.
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Guests younger than 25 and large groups must interview with property owner and are subject to paying a higher deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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