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Panoramic Bayfront Home with Nationally Ranked Gulf Beach 1.5 Blocks Away

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 BR 2 BAHouse With Unique Tranquil and Natural Setting

Heron Now is a comfortable bayfront home located on beautiful Apalachicola Bay, St. George Island, Florida.

The large deck offers sea breezes and a private, panoramic overlook of the bay and estuarine reserve. You have the same view from inside the house and even from the kitchen.

Heron Now has the best of both vacation worlds: the gulf coast beaches and the beautiful bayside marsh. The spacious gulf coast beach is only 1.5 blocks away via easy public access. There you can swim in the waves, fish the surf, or lounge among the sand castles. Heron Now adjoins the bayside world of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve which provides one mile of undeveloped bayshore waterfront to explore by foot or boat. Bring your canoes and kayaks (or rent locally) because there is bay access. Bring your fishing gear because the bay is full of sea trout, redfish, and mullet . Bring your camera and binoculars because every hike or paddle will bring a new discovery.

Amenities:: -two queens, two twins

-TV with cable and dvd

- well stocked kitchen

-washer/dryer

-binoculars

-extensive library of birding, plant, shell, reptile, and fish guides and other naturalist topics

Activities:: George Island is a world class birding, naturalist, and fishing

destination. Experience it from the deck of Heron Now, or walk the adjoining

reserve or nearby beach, or use Heron Now as base for eco-adventures to

nearby natural features such as St George Island State Park, St. Vincent

National Wildlife Refuge, and Apalachicola National Forest.

The nearby town of Apalachicola is a Victorian fishing port which offers

upscale restaurants and walking tours of its Victorian houses. The town and

the surrounding area are featured in two National Geographic books: Guide

to Small Town Escapes and America's Hidden Corners.

More Details

Owner
Edward Schroering
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful few days of retreat. New favorite place
Nov 2013
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Amenities

Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Panoramic Bayfront Home with Nationally Ranked Gulf Beach 1.5 Blocks Away
average rating of 4.88 based on 78 reviews
4

Absolutely the perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location, it offered great privacy while being situated within walking/biking distance to shopping and eateries. In addition, it was an easy 1 block walk to both the beautiful bay as well as a great ocean beach. The house itself was a nice size to accommodate 6 people. Not having WIFI was challenging as our cell provider did not have direct service on the island. If we can solve the cell phone issue we would love to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

I enjoyed the view tremendously.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed our stay. The location was great. Secluded, yet available to everything on the island. Great tip about the East End Pass!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

A Quiet Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Heron Now is just one block off the main road on St George Island but is a world away from the many houses on the beach side of the island. The deck view of the bay is wonderful with heron and eagles in the trees and marsh. The house is comfortable and would do nicely for two couples or a family. It is comfortable but not fancy and perfect for a quiet week to enjoy the wildlife, sun and activities that are just a few minutes away. We recommend the eco tour from Journeys and other activities that you can walk to. Heron Now has a nice library of guide books of the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Quiet St. George Island House

  • 5 of 5

Nice stand- alone St. George Island home. Plenty of room with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Nice, quiet bay side location on a quiet street. Very nice views off the deck...saw an eagle, osprey and herons. We visited during the off season (December) so it was very quiet. Not exactly beach weather but we did a lot of exploring including hikes in the Appalachicola National Forest and Tate's Hell State Forest (saw a black bear there), a visit to the nearby estuary nature center, and visits to some historical sites.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

A HARD place to leave

  • 5 of 5

Which makes it an EASY decision to return! , breaking a tradition for us since we have often returned to the same locale , but never to the same rental. Heron Now boasts the perfect location on SGI, half-way between the ever-changing bay and the seemingly never-changing gulf. Comfortable furnishings and a décor which blended perfectly with the natural setting outside, Heron Now even had comfortable bedding which was important to old-timers such as ourselves. Since no mention was made of this in the house description, we were pleasantly surprised by the large wrought iron table on the deck, from which we ate, played games and enjoyed the binoculars. We are geocachers and took advantage of this activity in Apalacacola and in the state park on SGI, where treasures were hidden by the rangers themselves. We also enjoyed the fireplace every evening of our stay, making it seem like we were in the mountains, with a beautiful bay view. For eating out we recommend the Owl(shrimp and grits), Tamaras (duck tacos), and the Blue Parrot to enjoy sunset and a really good crab sandwich. We would have given this house SIX STARS with wi-fi access , and perhaps two lounge chairs on the wonderful deck to replace two of the gardens chairs. We would invite anyone to come experience SGI and live in the HERE-on-Now for a time.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Heron Now was just right and suited us perfectly.

  • 5 of 5

When our daughter walked out on the deck her first words were, "This place is so us", and so it was. The view of the marshes and bay was worth the price. We spent a lot of time on the deck, down at the water trying to fish, and searching for those bald eagles we saw the first day. The space was very clean and comfortable in the living and sleeping areas. The kitchen though small was adequate to prepare various dishes for Thanksgiving and I really appreciated the space-saving cabinetry. The guide book and games were a big hit we enjoyed many very competitive games at night.

We saw the canoe and kayaks downstairs and if we had more time we definitely would have been calling to see if they were available for use, but since we had a family reunion on the island there wasn't much spare time. Enjoyed the short walk to the beach in the evenings and mornings. Several of my family members came over to see us and they all loved the place too. My husband and I are already talking about renting for a month sometime because it is such a special place. Thanks for a wonderful island experience, a good time was had by all.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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St, George Island is a world class birding, naturalist, and fishing, destination, Experience it from the deck of Heron Now, or walk the adjoining, reserve or nearby beach, or use Heron Now as base for eco-adventures to, nearby natural features such as St George Island State Park, Vincent, National Wildlife Refuge, and Apalachicola National Forest, The nearby town of Apalachicola is a Victorian fishing port which offers, upscale restaurants and walking tours of its Victorian houses, The town and, the surrounding area are featured in two National Geographic books, Guide, to Small Town Escapes and America's Hidden Corners

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,190
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$940
 
 
Winter 2017-2108
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

-7 night blocks(Saturday turn day) only in spring,summer
-Nov, Dec,Jan and Feb $2200/4 wk block( not including Holiday rate for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years week)
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years ($900/wk)
- linens and cleaning included


-50% of rental rate plus tax is due upon booking reservation as reservation deposit
-balance of rental rate plus taxes and refundable security deposit due 30 days prior to first day of reservation

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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