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Bay Secrets - Right on the Bay - Private Dock/Boat Launch

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • children welcome


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This magnificient house sits right on world famous Apalachicola Bay offering spectacular views and access to world-class fishing. With a private boat launch for smaller boats, dock and deep water canal, getting to your favorite fishing spot is a breeze! You can fish for Pompano, Redfish, Tripletail, Flounder, Jack Crevale, and Tarpon. Feel Free to drop a crab trap for some local blue claw or haul a bushel of oysters fresh out of the bay from one of the many oyster bars. Also in the gulf fish for Grouper, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and Rock Bass.

For those wishing to explore and enjoy our 28 mile long island, the natural beaches, free from traffic and crowds, are just a five minute stroll. Bring a book and plan to spend the day relaxing listening to the surf and children laughing in delight as they chase the waves and build sandcastles. Beach access is available at every cross street. If you are looking for a little more action, sail or powerboats are available for rent, or you can rent a kayak and explore the remote bays and inlets where you might catch a glimpse of a bald eagle over head or a dolphin swimming in the surf. Bikes are also available to rent where you can ride the paved bike trail or head down to the St. George Island State Park for off road trails. Don't forget to visit our Lighthouse and climb the 92 stairs to the top of the Light. The view is amazing!

For the kids, plan for them go on a guided educational adventure through Journeys of SGI while you enjoy some freetime for yourself.

Bay Secrets offers the perfect getaway for a family vacation, reunion, or week spent with your friends! Breath-taking sunsets, fishing off the private dock and being surrounded by nature on St. George Island, this home is sure to please crowds up to 8 guests comfortably. It features 3 bedrooms / 2 baths, two living areas, a spacious kitchen, two decks, and a downstairs game room. Two of the bedrooms have two twin beds in each of them. Feel free to put the beds together to create a king size if you wish! The living areas, both upstairs, are a great way to have a place for the adults to unwind while the kids are able to have a place of their own. Two flat panel LCD TV's, stereo, DVD players, games, puzzles, video library, and books are available in the living areas as well as wireless internet access. Downstairs feel free to sit and relax or play a game of ping pong.

Keywords: House, Bayfront House, Pet Friendly, Private Dock and Boat Launch

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2017

About The Owner

I am the wife of a retired Air Force serviceman, former teacher and current stained glass artisan. Stained glass is my love and I have many of my works displayed around the United States in homes, businesses and churches. I am an 83 year old mother of three and grandmother of six and am actively involved in their activities and future. My husband and I were married 60 years before he passed away last year. During our time together we always loved being at St George Island and creating memories. Now I want to share my house with those that want to share the same experience and make memories of their own!

The Owner purchased this house in 1993

Why The Owner chose Florida

My family has been coming to St George Island for the last 35 years. We choose this location for family gatherings to reunite and relax while enjoying natures many gifts from breath taking sunsets, abundant fishing, and the dolphins playing in the beautiful Apalichicola Bay. Our gatherings get larger every year and we create memories that will last a life time. My hope is that you will find this house as family friendly that I have and that you create many memories yourself!


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins each in two of the three bedrooms. (Four total), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Bay Secrets - Right on the Bay - Private Dock/Boat Launch
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect week of relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week for our family of 3. The house was clean and well equipped. There was a lot of room and it was very spacious and the view outside is amazing. Behind the house, there's a small private pier with a convenient fish cleaning station. The beach is right across the street and fishing was great. It is a great place to relax and there is an abundance of seafood shops nearby. The owner's agent Ken was very helpful as well. The best part of the trip was visiting St. George Island State Park. It was very quiet and there was a variety of marine life there. It is a great place to explore and take pictures not to mention go fishing and boating. This is truly fisherman's paradise.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cairo, Georgia

Great House - Perfect Fishing Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house exceeded our expectations. Big kitchen and huge living area. Everyone was so comfortable and loved the open floor plan. We used the boat ramp and newly built dock everyday! It's the perfect spot if you love to fish! The listing description is very accurate and the property is clean and very well-maintained. I will definitely come back to stay again and highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a great time! This house is definately perfect for families and those that love to fish!! I look forward to having you return!!
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Watkinsville, Georgia


  • 5 of 5

Bay Secrets was wonderful. The house was clean and well maintained. The listing description was accurate regarding the location. The photos were accurate in reflecting the houses's appearance and amenities. We were able to catch flounder and croaker off the dock. We had a great family vacation and would stay in this rental again.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

Great week for our family of 6 (grandparents,parents and kids 9 and 16). The house was clean and well equipped, very spacious. The two living rooms were especially good. The owners rep was very helpful. The location is good. Journey rentals were fantastic. They delivered kayaks to the house and their "fun" guided fishing trip was great for kids thanks to Captain Justin. The Gulf side beaches are beautiful - especially in the park at the east end of the island. The bay side in the park is very interesting at low tide. The Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve is worth the trip across the bridge. Favorite dinner was at the Owl Cafe in Apalachicola.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates


  • $1295-1695
  • US Dollars
  • Spring .... Feb 25 - May 25 ......... $1495/week
  • Summer .... May 26 - Aug 04 ......... $1695/week
  • Fall .... Aug 05 - Oct 27 ......... $1395/week $2400/month
  • Winter .... Oct 28 - Feb 24, 2013 .... $1295/week $2200/month
  • Saturday to Saturday turn day. Check out: 10:00 a.m. Check in: 4:00 p.m.
  • Sales tax NOT included.
  • Pet fee: $75.00 per dog. Limit 2



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