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Aug/Sept 5 nts for $650+tax! Large Family Home! Beach and Bay! Huge Sun Deck!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Last Straw is the perfect family beach cottage! It's all one level with an open floor plan and very spacious! Entering the front door from the large sun deck, you are faced with the large Living Area and Kitchen and Dining Room. Perfect for those family gatherings and meals at the end of the day! There are multiple flat panel televisions and DVD player in the Living Room. There are games and also children's toys in the bunk room to keep the kiddos busy while you adult! Floors are all tile and we welcome your fur babies! You are definitely off the beaten path, but quick and easy beach access is straight down 10th street which runs in front of the house. It is literally a 5 to 7 min walk to the beach walk over! If you want to kayak on the bay, you're 1 block from a Bay Front park where there are covered picnic pavilions, a kayak launch and grilling areas! There are views of the Gulf from the large deck if you grab your chair and kick back looking down 10th street. Grab your favorite beverage and listen to the surf roll in! The house has 4 bedrooms (sleeps 10) and 2 bathrooms. There are 2 Queen bedrooms that share the "Jack and Jill" bath. Both of these bedrooms open onto sun decks and the King bedroom and bunk room are on the other end of the house with the other bath. There is a lovely screened porch on this end of the house that both of these bedrooms open onto which faces natural vegetation for privacy. With 1600 sq feet of living space, there's plenty of room to stretch out and maintain "Island Time!" There is also a 10 by 28 foot boat or motorhome storage area under the house with about an 11 foot clearance. Sorry, there are no hookups for electrical or plumbing for RV's or Campers. There is ample off street parking for four or more vehicles. In the back yard behind the RV parking bay is a "park-style" grill for those burgers and dogs after a long day at the beach! The apartment under the house is used only by the owners storage and not for rental. Please do not try to access this area.

**** Special for May - book at 125 per night min 4 nights/ does not include cleaning fee. A $135 cleaning and linen fee will be added into reservation.

We cannot guarantee wifi, cable or other utilities which may experience an interruption due to things beyond our control. We can guarantee we will do everything possible to restore service

Cancellation Policy: your dates must rebook for the same rate and dates to receive a refund of monies. .

**5 nights for $650 is for first week of August 2017 and any 5 nights available in September 2017 after Labor Day weekend. Cleaning fee of $135 plus vrbo booking fees also apply. st

More Details

Cliff Butler
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Cliff Butler

Cliff has visited the area since his early childhood, first visiting St. George Island shortly after the bridge opened in 1965. He and Denise had their first date on the coast and relocated to the area in 1977 buying a bay front home across the bridge in Eastpoint. Their two daughters grew up enjoying the Island and the surrounding area. Throughout their professional lives, both Denise and Cliff have been active in many aspects of community life in this bit of heaven nicknamed, 'The Forgotten Coast'. As Denise likes to say, 'It was never the Forgotten Coast to us, it's home!'

Cliff Butler purchased this house in 2011

Why Cliff Butler chose Florida

The opportunity and benefits of owning a vacation rental home on St George Island came together at the right time as we were starting a new phase of our lives. It gives us the opportunity to share what we have enjoyed for so many years with our children, grandchildren, extended family, friends and others we have yet to meet. We plan to use a share of the profits to support nonprofits such as Rotary, Wounded Warrior Project and related organizations.

What makes this house unique

Observing gorgeous sunrises, sunsets as well as other related weather events are some of the most unique benefits that can be enjoyed while staying at our property. There are many other opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of our area from the beaches to our bay, river and forests. It's fun to watch all the creatures that make their home here. You do not need to even leave the deck to listen to and watch birds or to find the constellations in the night sky. No city lights dim the stars on the island. The home is newly tiled throughout. Open the windows on cool nights and listen to the surf!


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing


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Aug/Sept 5 nts for $650+tax! Large Family Home! Beach and Bay! Huge Sun Deck!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for all four generations staying! The beach was a short walk away and was beautiful. Everyone, ages 5 to 79, had a blast. It was comfortable, spacious and inviting. Sammy, from the management/rental agency, was fantastic!!! I could not have asked for more, especially since I only booked the house a week in advance!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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needs some attention

  • 3 of 5

The bedrooms were decent size and the kitchen was certainly large enough for us to cook and serve ten people, but the house needs some updating. Also, there are obvious nail heads sticking up on the porch. My grandson had a chunk of skin pulled back after stepping on one. The house also needs to have regular visits from an exterminator. We saw many large roaches which I realize are a problem in hot weather for any homeowner. The home across the street and on the corner from the house are definitely an eyesore. I'm surprised the island does not enforce some type of building code. The walk to the beach was not bad, especially since we all piled into the back of our truck and drove down. Many people rented golf carts on the island. The Black Marlin is a great place to eat fresh seafood!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi DI! Thank you for your review of our home. While there are some things that are beyond our control such as the home being remodeled on the corner, we had the house treated after seeing this review and have changed pest control companies for continued regular service. Some of this is attributed to the rain driving bugs inside. We are considering what updates to do after the season and the house has come along way from what it was! Nails have been taken care of as well. I am so sorry about the issues you had during your stay with us. We hope you will consider us again in the future! Beach Blessings!
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We enjoyed our vacation on SGI so much. Less commercialism--more beauty

  • 5 of 5

The Last Straw met all our needs for our vacation for 10! The kids and adults had ample room for sleeping and relaxing. The porches were loved a lot. The location to the beach and businesses was perfect. A repeat destination for certain.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and more than we needed!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Last Straw when we attended our nephew's wedding in May (14 to 19). At the last minute we decided we wanted to stay on St George Island where the wedding was taking place and found this home. This property was bigger than we needed for the two of us and it was well equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen had everything you would need to prepare meals for a large family and there was even a Keurig coffee maker so we didn't have to lug ours from home.... The house was very clean with televisions in the great room and in each bedroom and there was good internet access when we needed it. We were located a couple of blocks - walking distance - to the beach (Gulf side) or in the other direction, walking distance to the bay.

The weather was perfect that week and we enjoyed our stay. Because we were there before Memorial Day, there was no crowd and except for a little construction at a couple of nearby homes, there was no noise or disturbances.

We were a short drive to the SGI restaurants, shops, lighthouse and State Park and enjoyed visiting them and crossing the bridge back to Apalachicola to shops and restaurants there.

All in all it was a great location and a very comfortable home for our stay!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Totally enjoyed our stay at the last straw. The set up was ideal for our group. It was comfortable and the location was great, just a couple blocks to the beach.the kitchen had most things we needed including big pots and colander to cook lots of local seafood. We had some key issues but those were quickly resolved. Having a washer dryer was a definite plus but given the limited towels provided it was a must. I would suggest a couple extra towels for convenience. Throw rugs for inside the front door would be nice also to help cut down the sand factor. We stayed with our family pets which was also a big plus. The additional fee was reasonable.i think it would be nice to make it a deposit instead that could be returned if kept clean which we worked hard at, the only other concern was the oven. It would only go up to 280 temp wise but then cooked WAY higher than that and we had some early casualties as a result. Either a repair or a thermometer in the oven I think would be great. Overall I would absolutely stay again as would my family members!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great House for a Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at "The Last Straw". The owner and his family were very nice to work with and accommodating if we had any concerns or needed anything. We had a bit of a scare when we first arrived as the previous guest hadn't checked out but he stayed in communication with us until it was ready for us. We only got delayed an hour on our check in but the owner did all he could to make sure we got in that evening. After an 8 1/2 hour drive we greatly appreciated that! We really enjoyed all of the outside decks and porches. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and I really liked the layout. All of the bedrooms are located on the four corners of the house so the living, dining and kitchen are in the middle. There is an apartment below the house, it is in the pictures but we didn't notice that it was separate from the main house. We didn't have any issues with noise or anything but I would recommend updating the listing detail so that future guests know that there is an apartment for rent on the property so that they aren't surprised, and two it may appeal to larger groups. The walk to the beach isn't bad and the island itself is very quiet and laid back. We trailered my husbands bike and the kids loved riding up and down the side roads with can't do that in Panama City or Destin! We had a great time, thank you for letting us stay in your beach home!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 2 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 14 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Apr 15 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

$135.00 cleaning waived on weekly or longer rentals. $135.00 rental fee will be added to rentals of less than weekly rentals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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