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Hot Deal! March 4-11-$1195; March 18-25-$1595! Short Distance To Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Nice,Cozy Home, Private Beaches, Bob Sikes cut, WIFI, Great Rate and more...

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!

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Greg Smith
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Hot Deal! March 4-11-$1195; March 18-25-$1595! Short Distance To Private Beach
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 33 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5
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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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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
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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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No big complaints...but not what we expected

  • 3 of 5
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I don't have any big complaints, but I also can't say it was what I expected or would have chosen. Overall, it could use a few simple updates to make it much more comfortable. Big updates are needed and it just didn't have a clean feeling because it is older and dated...., but just starting with things such as new bedding and towels would make a much better impression.

The owners were great to work with, prompt in responses.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that the house did not meet your expectations and we value your input. We do not advertise our house as a new house or one with major renovations. However we maintain the house and service our appliances regularly. As an example, this year we replaced the roof, decks and replaced several minor furnishings inside the house. We do ask that complaints or problems with cleanliness be expressed shortly after check in, so we can give chance our cleaning team to correct the situation or at least know what was wrong. We take our responsibilities seriously and are always trying our best to provide our guests with comfort and a clean environment.
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Perfect home for our extended family!

  • 5 of 5
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What a lovely and spacious home. The decks and screened porch added even more room. There were eight of us but we never felt like we were in each others way. The kitchen is well stocked for when you want to cook and the beds are comfy too. All in all it was a great experience and we are making plans to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City Beach
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Harry A's
Nearest Golf
35 Miles
St James & Port St. Joe
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Panama City Beach & Tallahassee
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
98, 65, 300
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Parrot,Harry A's,Firehouse,Eddie Teach & more
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

Restaurant/Bar/Ofc, Pro Shop/Poo, 700 Country Club Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456,


Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 29 2017 - Feb 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 1
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2
Mar 12 2017 - Mar 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 3
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Apr 9 2017 - May 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring Low
May 21 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
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 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 13 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 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
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150
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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Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • 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 , Coouch, one person can sleep comfortably.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • 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
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • 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

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