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Jackie Smithson

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview

46 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Gulf Beaches Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Renovated single level beach cottage was completely redone inside and out. No stairs to climb to bring in your luggage, groceries, or beach gear. Beautiful new kitchen complete with butcher block countertops, top of the line appliances, and everything you need to cook fresh seafood you can purchase right down the street. Two new indoor bathrooms and a private enclosed outdoor shower with endless hot water provide plenty of room for all to clean up after a day on the beach. New decks across the front and back of the home offer gulf views and comfortable seating among the palm trees and jasmine privacy trellises. The two story observation deck is a wonderful place to soak up the sun, have a cup of morning coffee watching the sunrise, or have an evening meal watching the sunset over the bay. Two comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a den with an air mattress, and living/dining room each have large flat screen televisions and a dvd player in the living room. Free wireless internet service is also provided for your convenience. The island bike path is located right across the street and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing. The beach access is a pleasant two minute walk-approximately 100 yards from the cottage. Visit Facebook for more photos--search Aqua Pearl.

Keywords: newly renovated, cottage, easy beach access, gulf view, one level, one story, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, outdoor shower, observation deck, beach house, Aqua Pearl, forgotten coast, gulf coast

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jackie Smithson (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Jackie Smithson chose Florida

We discovered Apalachicola and SGI in December 2009. By April 2010 we were homeowners on the island. We immediately started renovations on the Wishing Well, an 'Old Florida' beach cottage, and have turned it into the newly remodeled Aqua Pearl keeping the vintage cottage style. We love the Forgotten Coast and it's relaxed living. Island time is the best time there is.

What makes this cottage unique

The Aqua Pearl is a home away from home without the daily stresses of life. It is comfortable inside and out. We enjoy relaxing and also enjoy how easy it is to stay active while vacationing with the island bike path just across the street. Bicycle rentals are right down the road and we enjoy riding to the state park and to the bay to watch the sunset. The path is also great for walking and jogging but a morning walk on the beach can't be beat. The fishing pier is also a great place to take a stroll and to fish! We enjoy the great variety of restaurants in Apalachicola and have our favorites on the island. We also enjoy cooking in our beautiful new kitchen and love that you can purchase fresh Florida seafood right down the street and also great cuts of meat on the island as well. The observation deck is a wonderful place to have a cup of morning coffee or enjoy your evening meal while the sun sets. The back deck is private and peaceful and a perfect place to enjoy the ocean breezes in the shade after a day on the beach. The layout of our home works great for families with two to three children since there are two separate living areas with televisions and dvd players so that you can have a little time apart when needed. It also works great with two couples since you have your own spaces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are just finishing up our week long stay at your quaint and cozy beach bungalow... And words escape us.. We are awestruck by the aqua pearl's location and amenities. It's everything we needed and more! You won us over, what a gem! Our wedding moon/birthday week was simply perfect!! Thank you!! - We are already trying to plan our next trip back!!
Jul 2014
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Reviews

4.9
based on 46 traveler reviews

Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview
average rating of 4.8913045 based on 48 reviews
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Perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

My whole family cannot wait to return to the Aqua Pearl. We had the best vacation here! It had everything we could want in a beautiful setting, just a few minutes from the beach. Our children were enchanted by the house as well - St. George Island was the vacation spot of our dreams! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Aqua Pearl was the perfect spot for a relaxing week away. My husband and I were able to bring our fur babies which was very convenient. The house was very well equipped and very well decorated. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen and having wine at night on the observation deck. The sunsets are spectacular and star gazing is a must. We chose to rent bikes for transportation to the beach. It was about a one minute bike ride and very convenient. The beaches were not crowded and were very beautiful. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I just did below!

  • 3 of 5

The property is very nice and well cared for, 2 things need to be addressed small bedroom needs a new mattress, 2nd the refrigerator door will not close, it is running constantly, we had to prop a chair in front of it to help keep in closed.

I believe the listing said to queen beds, only one queen in master bedroom. Yes owner provided us with the help we needed upon arrival.

I would recommend the property but would tell them the afore mentioned items.

The beaches in St George's are beautiful, quiet, well mannered friendly people on them.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback so that we can make sure any issues are addressed. I wish you had contacted us upon your arrival or during your week long stay to let us know about the issue with the refrigerator door. We would have addressed it immediately. Our wonderful cleaning team must have taken care of it as we haven't heard from other guests. Also, the front bedroom is a queen size mattress and is the exact same type that is in our master bedroom. Thanks again for staying with us and for your review.
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5

Tolle Ferienunterkunft! Great Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Das Beach Cottage ist in einem hervorragenden Zustand. Es sieht alles so aus wie auf den Fotos. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Das Sundeck ist klasse. Wir haben den Blick regelmäßig mit einem Glas Wein genossen oder morgens mit einem Becher Kaffee ;-)

Die Lage ist ebenfalls optimal. Nur ein paar Minuten zum weitläufigen und traumhaften Strand von St. George Island und auch die nächsten Restaurants oder ein kleiner Supermarkt sind zu Fuß erreichbar. Die Eigentümerin (Jackie) war jederzeit per Mail erreichbar und sie erkundigte sich, ob wir gut angekommen sind. Alles hat reibungslos funktioniert und der Kontakt war seht nett.

Wir kommen gerne wieder und können die Unterkunft absolut empfehlen. Hoffentlich haben wir schon bald wieder die Gelegenheit die wunderschöne Insel

St. George Island und das verträumte Städtchen Apalachicola zu besuchen. Die Up The Creek Raw Bar in Apalachicola ist ein fantastisches Fisch-Restaurant. Einfache Einrichtung, nette Terrasse und das Seafood ist unglaublich frisch und lecker. Auch die Preise sind vollkommen okay.

Wenn wir wieder dort sind, dann sicherlich auch wieder in dem Vintage Beach Cottage.

Auf diesem Wege noch einmal vielen Dank für alles.

Beste Grüße aus Deutschland!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

an aqua gem

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of February here, and it was perfect for our needs. The owners have attended to every detail, and when we had a question or issue, they were quick to respond. The house is fully furnished with lots of amenities. There is an abundance of kitchen cookware and appliances, which is important if you are staying for a month. The beds are comfy and there are plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Even though the house is older, it has been completely redone in wonderful, bright, fun beachy colors with an open floor plan. We like that you can walk right into it instead of having to climb stairs to unload groceries, etc.. The outside is as nice as the inside. There are two large decks which our grandson loved riding his tricycle on, and plenty of space for sunbathing and enjoying the sound of the surf which is just a short walk away, or you can drive there to unload beach chairs and other paraphernalia. Right across from the house is the paved trail that runs the length of the island, so it was perfect for us to walk the dog and for grandson to ride his bike on. The deck over the carport is a very nice touch. We enjoyed sitting there in the evening and watching the sky change as the sun went down, and grandson liked blowing bubbles there.. During the month we were able to play golf at St. James Bay and St. Joseph's Bay golf clubs a couple of times. Both are within a 45 minute drive (St. James is VERY challenging). We took day trips to Mexico Beach, Carrabelle, Port St. Joe, and Cape San Blas, and more. And Apalachicola is a gem, with many wonderful seafood restaurants and quaint little shops, and a dog park for our fur baby. For snow birds, there were several social mixers throughout the month where we got to know some very friendly people. Natural beauty abounds on and near St. George Island, and if you are looking for the old style Florida with a more laid back approach to relaxation, this is the place to be. And the Aqua Pearl is a great place to stay. When we were packing to leave, our grandson cried and said he he didn't want to leave, he wanted to live there forever!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint & Cozy, perfect for lazy days at the beach

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great and has all the comforts of home. The decorum was comfortable & beachy. The owner was very responsive when I had any questions. St George's Island is the perfect get away. If you are looking for quiet & seclusion you picked the right place. The island has a few activiities available for you but if you are looking for more you have nearby towns that can accommodate your needs. The forgotten coast has a lot to offer. I would definitely recommend St George's Island & the Aqua Pearl.  Thank you Jackie for contributing to a great experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Bicycle Rentals, Golf Cart Rentals, Golf at St. James Bay or Port St. Joe Country Club--approximately 20-30 minutes away, canoe and kayak rentals, wild-life viewing, birding

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Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,440
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$220
$1,220
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates quoted are for one full week. Please contact owner for rates on less or more than one week. Pet fee of $100 per pet.

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Amenities

Gulf Beaches Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Den - queen size air mattress available
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen size air mattress provided also
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hair dryers in both bathrooms, iron and ironing board, board games, puzzles, cards, dvds

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