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Cliff Butler

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Last Straw - Off High Traffic Streets But Close to Gulf & Bay

9 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

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

We describe the vacation rental house located on West 10th Street, Saint George Island (SGI) as off the beaten path but close to the water because it is located on an interior lot one lot north of the primary East/West road that runs the length of the SGI. It is only 2.5 short blocks from the Gulf Front and 1long block from a Bay Front park. The house, built on pilings, has 4 bedrooms (sleeps 10), 2 bathrooms, central open living/dining room and kitchen. The house has 1624 square feet (SF) of heated and cooled living space, 224 SF covered screened porch off two of the bedrooms (one has a king bed and the other has two sets of bunk beds for children), 792 SF deck facing the street which the third bedroom (queen bed) opens on and the fourth bedroom (queen bed) opens onto a smaller 112 SF back deck. There is also a 10 by 28 foot boat or motorhome storage area under the house with about an 11 foot clearance. There is ample off street parking for four or more vehicles.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cliff Butler (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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!

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Last Straw - Off High Traffic Streets But Close to Gulf & Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Illinois
5

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two weeks of relaxing vacation. We were a group of 4 adults and two young children, and we certainly would have been comfortable with even a couple more people. The house had everything we needed. It was close enough to the beach to walk in less than 3 minutes. My kids loved the deck and screened porch, and of course, the beach. Lovely vacation. We'll return when we can.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean Home, Great Location, Courteous Owner

  • 5 of 5

The Last Straw was a great value. It was a short walk to the beach and we loved the location. The house was very clean and well maintained. Every bedroom had its own private entrance from the deck, which we loved. There were ten of us, and we were all very comfortable. I could not figure out how to operate the washing machine, and the owner himself came over to help me. We were very pleased and would recommend the Last Straw to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

CleanHome, Great Location, Courteous Owner

  • 5 of 5

The Last Straw was a great value. It was a short walk to the beach and we loved the location. The house was very clean and well maintained. Every bedroom had its own private entrance from the deck, which we loved. There was ten of us, and we were all very comfortable. I could not figure out how to operate the washing machine, and the owner himself came over to help me. We were very pleased and would recommend the Last Straw to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Last Straw

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month at the last straw. The kitchen is very well equipped. I am a very particular person and very rarely is anything clean enough for me. This was the case at this beautuful beach retreat. It's a pet friendly property and I could smell a dog odor on the furniture. I stripped all the covers and laundered them and aired the cushions on the deck outside. That took care of the problem. The location is perfect as far as I'm concerned...two short blocks from the beach. I rented a bike and rode the beautiful island. Don't miss the sunsets on the bay side...off Sawyer I believe. I was alone a large part of my trip and felt very safe the whole time. And buy fresh seafood off any of the trucks in town...delicious!

I think they could improve the property by providing a new gas grill and remodeling the main bathroom. The tub is very damaged I presume someone ran chemicals down the drain...it cannot be cleaned..I soaked it in bleach to no avail. The kitchen sink has a leak and I had a plastic tub under it to catch the water.

The bed I slept in was very comfortable. I brought my own bedspread as I never use the ones provided in rentals.

Overall I felt like I woke up in a tree house every morning. Beautiful home! Thanks Butlers! Too bad we never got to meet.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved Last Straw

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month at the last straw. The kitchen is very well equipped. I am a very particular person and very rarely is anything clean enough for me. This was the case at this beautuful beach retreat. It's a pet friendly property and I could smell a dog odor on the furniture. I stripped all the covers and laundered them and aired the cushions on the deck outside. That took care of the problem. The location is perfect as far as I'm concerned...two short blocks from the beach. I rented a bike and rode the beautiful island. Don't miss the sunsets on the bay side...off Sawyer I believe. I was alone a large part of my trip and felt very safe the whole time. And buy fresh seafood off any of the trucks in town...delicious!

I think they could improve the property by providing a new gas grill and remodeling the main bathroom. The tub is very damaged I presume someone ran chemicals down the drain...it cannot be cleaned..I soaked it in bleach to no avail. The kitchen sink has a leak and I had a plastic tub under it to catch the water.

The bed I slept in was very comfortable. I brought my own bedspread as I never use the ones provided in rentals.

Overall I felt like I woke up in a tree house every morning. Beautiful home! Thanks Butlers! Too bad we never got to meet.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great trip to St. George at Last Starw

  • 5 of 5

Overall we had a great time and would definitely come back and stay at this house. Close walk to the beach, short drive to island center of activity.

Only a couple of things I would suggest to owner:

1. The front deck railing is loose and parts of it feel like may come loose if someone leans on it

2. Update some of the fixtures / appliances. They all function, but could use updating. (Hall Bath lighting, oven)

Upon our arrival, the home was not clean from the prior rental. Apparently there was some sort of confusion between the owner and the cleaner about the date of our arrival. Once we reached the cleaner, he came right over and by the time we were finished eating dinner out, the house was clean. Kudos to him, he got a lot done in a short period, the prior renters did not leave it in good shape.

After that issue was fixed, we got to settle in and had a wonderful time. There is plenty of room and our party of 6 (7 for part of the week) had plenty of room and space to sleep. We had 6 adults and 1 child.

Kitchen has lot of storage if you bring your own stuff and is well stocked with necessary prep items (pots, pans, cookware, utensils, etc...) and dishes/glasses.

I was surprised to have people staying in a small apt below. Didn't realize this was two properties when I rented it. Was not an issue at all, just surprised me. I think they left the day after we arrived.

This home is a short walk to the beach (less than 5 minutes at a VERY leisurely pace). The beaches were not crowded at all which is exactly what we wanted during our spring break trip. We might see 20 people on the beach at same time as us (on a busy day) and were all spread out - very nice, quiet and relaxing.

Deck is huge and great for hanging out and playing games or having a drink. If it gets too hot, there is also a covered/screened porch off two of the bedroms but also accessible from the main deck. It does have a gate at the steps. We thought we may bring our pets next time and let them hang out on the porches.

This was our first trip to St. George. Overall a great place, a great home and a great trip at a great price.

Close side trips we made were to Appalachicola, Wakulla Springs, Alligator Point, Carabelle & Panacea.

We highly recommend The Last Straw - I'm sure we will be back some time in the future.

thanks Cliff

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

St George Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Spring
Apr 9 2016 - May 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Summer-Peak
May 28 2016 - Aug 12 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
Fall
Aug 13 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Late Fall-Off Peak
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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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