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Edward Schroering

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Panoramic Bayfront Home with Nationally Ranked Gulf Beach 1.5 Blocks Away

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

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Overview

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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

- kitchen with new cookware and appliances

-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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Edward Schroering (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful few days of retreat. New favorite place
Nov 2013
  • 1 of 28

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

Panoramic Bayfront Home with Nationally Ranked Gulf Beach 1.5 Blocks Away
average rating of 4.9 based on 68 reviews
Atlanta
5

Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

Heron Now is in a great location with a beautiful view of the bay and only a 3 min walk to the Gulf beach. We enjoyed bicycling the extensive bike path and biked to the State Park, only 2.5 mi. from Heron Now. This home is well equipped for a family of 6 (we had 3 children and 3 adults)....even has binoculars for viewing heron and other birds on the bay. The wrap around deck was used frequently, especially in the evening when there is an awesome breeze and unbelievable orchestra of birds, cicadas, etc. Although the beach was enjoyable at any time, I enjoyed it most in the late afternoon/evening when it was much cooler and a great time for beach reading while the grand kids frolicked in the surf. All enjoyed their vacation on SGI!

Carole

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Peaceful and secluded

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent the week at Heron Now on St George Island. The location is great, with the bay and a marsh pond less than 5 minutes walk behind the house, with an awesome view of it from the deck, and a beautiful beach about 5 minutes walk in the other direction. You do have to cross a road, which initially worried me with my kids, but it is not at all busy & wasn't even an issue.

We brought a wagon to pull our boogie boards, chairs and our canopy for the beach. You do need to bring chairs if you wish to take them to the beach. Unfortunately I didn't get the email about what was and wasn't supplied until the day of check-in and we were well into our 15 hour drive, so we stopped at the store and bought some.

We spent one day driving to Panama City (don't waste you time!) but the rest of the week we spent on the island. The park on the east end of the island has some beautiful beaches as well as bathrooms and showers, it cost us $6 for our van of 6 people to get in, but it was well worth it to see such a preserved area.

We hit a couple of restaurants and our favorites were The Beach Pit and AJ's Burgers and Subs. The ice cream place was also amazing!

Out in the ocean we used hand held nets and caught well over 20 starfish, different types of crabs, tons of sand dollars and jellyfish (we returned them all to the ocean, we just like seeing what is out there!) We also had dolphins swimming near us on three different occasions as well as sting rays. I believe there is even more sea life here than we saw at Sanibel Island last summer, although the shells are minimal.

Also, right across the bridge in Eastpoint there is a nature center that is free and really a gem! I highly recommend going there for an hour or so.

I already miss SGI and I've only been home for three days...

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome Second Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the Heron Now. Perfect house for a family of four. The house is clean and well maintained. We love the short walk to the beach and bay. Highly recommend Heron Now. Our family hopes to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Excellent family vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

The Heron Now is an excellent home for a family with young children. Although our children are very independent now, I was impressed the home was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a baby! The view from the balcony is gorgeous. It really is a hidden little gem right off the bay but yet only yards from the beach too. We enjoyed the library on birds and fish. The house is cozy and you really feel at home away from home. St. George Island is now my new favorite place to be😎

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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very nice and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this house very much. The owner was very helpful with information on the area dining and available activities. The property was well maintained and attractive .We liked sitting on the deck in the mornings drinking coffee and enjoying the view of the bay.The house was a short distance from the ocean and we could easily walk there.The owner even called me personally and asked if we had any questions or needed any information on the area. I would highly recommend this place. It was also located in A quiet area.We loved the Blue Parrot restaurant on the beach and kayaking in the state park and of course the beaches were great and were not crowded at all.It was a great week.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Amazing Sunsets!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a wonderful stay in St. George. The house was as described in the listing and was clean and comfortable. We loved the view from the deck and enjoyed some of our meals there. Sunsets viewed from the deck and living room were absolutely amazing-definitely one of our favorite parts of the time we spent there! We loved being near the peaceful beach. The owner called to make sure everything at the house was ok and gave clear instructions for getting help if needed. We wouldn't hesitate to visit again, and I would definitely recommend this vacation rental to others!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 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

St George Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 21 2016 - Aug 12 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$952
 
 
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$940
 
 
Winter 2016-2017
Oct 29 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
$740
$2,100
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,140
 
 
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,190
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

-7 night blocks(Saturday turn day) only in spring,summer , Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years ($800/wk)
-Jan and Feb $2200/4 wk block
- 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

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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