Easy Ranch Living with 2-sided wrap porch. Private Pool with large Sundeck-pool can be heated for a fee. Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching or just reading a book and listening to the waves. Warm wood floors in Family room, Dining, and Kitchen. Fireplace for those chilly days on the island. Excellent view of Gulf of Mexico, easy access to Island Bike Path, well stocked kitchen and your linens are provided.
Two bedrooms have private access to covered wrap porch. Enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sun rise on the covered porch.
Porches, Family Room, Dining, Kitchen, Master and Guest bedrooms enjoy Gulf views.
We live in John Creek Georgia, a suburb of North Atlanta. We love St George Island and Apalachicola-It is not like Destin, but we find so many fun things to do-usually a week is not enough for us! But we have to plan early because OUR Wonderful Guests always beat us to the punch! We enjoy our guests, they become our friends and many of you stay in touch. Give us a try, we hope you fall in love with the Forgotten Coast, the people, and the beautiful surroundings.
Lynn Smith Johnson purchased this house in 2010
Growing up on the Georgia coast, a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area, we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time Writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her Travels to her 2nd Home on Dog Island, in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal. How great was that!
Beautiful, Quiet Beaches. Nature abounds. Get out and take day trips to surrounding areas and small towns. Fish, cook fresh seafood, take a walk or a bike ride on the islands paved bike path. Climb the Cape St George Lighthouse and others in the surrounding area. Visit the Park on the far east end of the island for seashells, fishing, or a picnic. Best restaurants are in Apalachicola. But a trip to the Indian Pass Raw Bar MUST be scheduled in-
This is our 2nd time at your home. We love it. My grandchildren had a blast in the pool. The rain was heavy at times but the house was comfortable and we enjoyed the TVs. Thank you both, and we will return.
All the Best, Teresa and Eric-Cumming GA
Little Palm is the third house we have rented in our eight years of vacationing at SGI. We won't need to change houses again. We love the view, the porches, the pool, the well-equipped kitchen, the layout of the house. The bedroom arrangements allow each couple to have privacy. The abundance of windows and glass doors in the living area make even rainy days a lot of fun. The view from the porch is special: dolphins, pelicans, gulls, swimmers, kayakers, fishermen and even skateboarders and bikers. Also love the rockers on the porch. When we arrive, my daughter says, "We're home."
Best pool area for family fun and dinners. The house was nicely furnished and cozy! Our family enjoyed all the comfortable furniture on the deck. The view was fantastic. The one thing really missing is an outdoor shower, It was a wonderful week at Little Palm!!!
We hadn't been to St. George Island for 20 years; and what I remembered most about that trip was sitting on an empty beach and watching dolphins play in the surf. We again had an opportunity to return to St. George Island, this time with our 2 1/2 year old son. The first day we walked out onto an empty beach, and again saw dolphins playing in the surf. It was wonderful and relaxing, and it seemed as though this part of Florida hadn't changed much at all.
The Little Palm beach house was a big part of what made our trip special. The house was beautifully decorated, but in a very comfortable way. And there were little labels in some key places to help guests remember how to take care of the house (e.g., "No grease down the drain, this is a septic", and "This door needs an extra push" on the French double-door refrigerator, and "Turn off the lights at night for the sea turtles"). It made us smile. The open floor plan also helped us keep tabs on our little one, and gave us a great view of the beach from the porch.
I'm sure there is a load of stuff to do on St. George... but all we did was enjoy the beach and cook in. If you're looking to just hang out at the beach, and return to a comfortable, well-appointed home in the evening to cook dinner and share stories, Little Palm is a great option.
My family has vacationed in this home two years in a row now. My children refer to it as "our beach house". We love the very short walk to the beach, clean house and beautiful pool. The view from the porch has made many memories of building legos, eating breakfast and reading. Lynne is always very informative and helpful! Thank you for the wonderful memories!
Thanks for another wonderful vacation at Little Palm! Our family had a great time with excellent weather and your home is the perfect spot to enjoy St. George. It is so very comfortable and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed our quick walk to the beach each day and the comfort of having a beautiful pool to come back to in the late afternoon. Our family was so happy at Little Palm and we are very selective about our vacation spots. We give Little Palm our highest recommendation!
My wife and I truly enjoy staying at the Little Palm. We find our time there to be very relaxing and peaceful. We find that sitting on the porch in the late afternoon and early morning to be the best part of the day. The dolphin are passing by and the the dove are cooing and we can just sit and totally relax. The house has everything you need for a great stay and with the full kitchen we find that boiling some fresh shrimp with a great bottle of wine to be better than dinning out. We enjoy the beach in the middle of the day and the pool at cocktail hour. The house is not the Ritz Carlton but that is not what we are looking for when stay here. It's nice to have a place that is genuine and not snobbish. We have stayed there for numerous years and i must say that the house and it's furniture are showing some wear and could use some refurbishing. Hopefully that will be completed before our next stay.
No high rise multifamily buildings to block your views, No traffic jams. Truly a place to get away from it all. Various festivals throughout the year, St. George Island and Apalachicola have year round interests. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination. Beautiful Historic Homes and a true working waterfront are the reasons for this designation. Great Restaurants, Interesting Gift Shops and Art Galleries will keep you busy. Activities for all ages-Camps, Eco Tours, Kayaking, Deep or Bay Fishing, or just read a good book. Lots of small towns for day trips or visit any of the nearby State or National Parks. Excellent restaurants-Owl Cafe, Tamara's, That Place on In Apalach, Magnolia Grill, The Grill, Papa Joe's, Boss Oyster,
Verandas, Cafe Leche, BJs Pizza & Subs, The Blue Parrot(beachfront), The Hut, The Indian Pass Raw Bar....
$1826 to $3501.
*Rates Displayed Include Taxes, Fees, Cleaning and linens
*Ask about our competitive owner rates, Early Booking Discounts
*Monthly Rates Available for Jan & Feb
*I am an out of town owner, after accepting the quoted rate, I contact my management company that we list our properties with, they will handle your payments-they are also located on the island, and are there for you if you should need anything during your visit.
But I am also available to assist you with any questions you may have about my home or the area.
*3 Optional Expenses:
*Pet Friendly up to 2 pets, ask about Add'l pets
*Pool Heat $306 per week or prorated for shorter stays
*Trip Insurance will be offered with your booking package/email
*Minimum 4 nts Low and Mid seaso