This newly renovated ground level beach cottage is perfect for seniors. There are no steps or stairs to climb as you bring in your luggage, groceries, or beach gear. Beautiful new kitchen complete with new appliances. Two bedrooms, two full baths plus a sleeping room. Gulf views from the front porch with comfortable seating. Open courtyard for pleasant relaxation among the palm trees. Improved walk to the beach is directly across the street. All is just perfect for seniors.
Rooms include a great room combination of living room, dining and kitchen. There are two comfortable bedrooms with queen bed, and king bed. In addition there is a sleeping room with two twin beds and the living room with a sleeper sofa. The glassed in front porch has a beautiful view. Hot tub seats ten adults. Patio area has gas and charcoal grills. Free internet and cable service. Free phone.
Due to severe allergies, this must be a pet free home. No Smoking.
We are a retired couple who love fishing and the beach. Our beach cottage is clean and airy. It is best enjoyed by senior citizens since it has no stairs and few steps.
Sara and Peter Stoecklin purchased this cottage in 2011
It is neat, clean and comfortable. Easy access to the beach. Best surf fishing on the island is directly accross the road. Nicely landscaped. Ample parking converient to the door.
Beautiful view cottage style decor; large hot tub; easy access to beach; no stairs.
Great ranch right across the street from the beach! This home has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation! Took two of our grandchildren (10 & 12) and everyone was happy. The home owners were great to work with and a pleasure to talk to. We will definitely be back for a getaway this fall.
This was our first trip to the island and we loved it so much. We came for a wedding and everyone in our wedding party loved our house as much as us. ONE STORY! No stairs at the beach is such a blessing, beach steps from the house, fantastic pool, loved our front porch. Thank you Peter and Sara for providing home away from home - the house was stocked with everything you could ask for and then some. We hope to make it back again.
We've stay at SGI for over 20 years at various rentals, this is one my favorite. Not only were the owners very friendly and attentive, the proximity to the beach was perfect. My mom has trouble with her knees, so this one level house was perfect. Fully stocked and the hot tub and golf carts use was fabulous. We were very comfortable in the 3 bedrooms. Thanks Peter and Sara for sharing your beautiful home.
Salty Seagull provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the best of what SGI has to offer. Many amenities help make life on the island easy, convenient, and enjoyable. The owners were always available and very helpful. We stayed here in 2010 when the house was managed by the previous owner. The new owners have remodeled the house inside and out to make this vacation home even better. The kitchen updates along with outdoor amenities such as the hot tub and shaded courtyard area have allowed much needed improvements to be made without spoiling the "Real Florida" atmosphere for which this house is known. Our family has been fortunate enough to spend vacations on SGI for the past 20 years. We have stayed in many different houses over time. Some make our list to return and some do not. Salty Seagull is most definitely on our return list!
Our initial impression of the rental was not a favorable one: beds were unmade with crumpled sheets on them, some of the "clean" sheets were stained. There were many beach chairs as promised, but they were old and tattered. There was no teapot in the kitchen - a challenge for big tea drinkers. I saw a large bug (cockroach?) in the master shower. The hot tub only heated up to a luke warm "bath" temperature, so we ended up opting not to use it for most of our stay. The pack n' play for our baby was missing a mattress, so I was glad we brought one along just in case. But, on the flip side, proximity to the beach was nice and access to kayaks, bikes and other equipment was helpful. The price was good by comparison to other local options, but it is clear that other rentals are better kept up and newer.
Of all the houses we have rented on SGI this is our favorite. The kitchen is very well equipped. We enjoyed having the easy access to the beach. The owners are super! They are very easy to work with and made us feel right at home. My husband and I hope to stay here again.
St. George Island, Eastpoint and Apalachicola are very special places on the Florida Panhandle, known to locals as The Forgotten Coast. Come and experience the quiet and relaxing pace of Old Florida. SGI is the perfect place for your next beach vacation! The main attraction on this thin barrier island is the over twenty-two miles of white sand beaches. You can enjoy walking on the beach, shelling, fishing, birding, boating, kayaking, hiking and any of the other water sports in the surf, on the bay or up the rivers that flow into the bay. SGI is truly an outdoor sportsman’s paradise. In addition, the area offers several golf courses within easy driving distance. Unlike the highly developed coastal beaches, our area is still secluded and beautiful. We lack the high rise buildings, carnival rides, traffic jams, maddening crowds.
You will be pleased to know that Dr. Beach has ranked Saint George Island in the Top 10 US Beaches for both 2011 and 2012.
The area surrounding St. George Island is rich in preserved public lands. The St. George Island State Park, which covers one-third of island, is only one of many state parks and national wildlife areas that you can visit.
Discover our simple pleasures combined with natural treasures - beachcombing, outstanding bird watching, kayaking, world-class fishing on the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, breathtaking sunsets and abundant wildlife. On our beach in the spring you have an opportunity to see a mother sea turtle make a nest and lay her eggs or in the late summer to watch the baby turtles emerge and start on their journey to the sea. Every day is different and there is almost always something exciting to watch.
You can climb to the top of the Cape St George Lighthouse and learn about its fascinating history at the Visitor Center and Lighthouse Keeper's Museum.
If you like to fish, you have found the right spot. Whether you hire a charter boat or fish right off the bridge, St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay offer some of the best fishing in Florida. Across the bridge in Eastpoint you will see oystermen going out and coming back with their boats full of oyster bags. This is the center of oyster harvesting activity. You will want to visit the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The modern new building is located on the left as you approach the bridge to SGI. It houses many fascinating exhibits specific to our coastal and marine environment. The exhibits and fish tanks are a favorite for young and old alike. Then it’s a short ride over the next bridge to historic Apalachicola, in the heart of Franklin County where you can enjoy many turn-of-the-century buildings, antique shops, art galleries and award-winning cuisine.
The historical town of Apalachicola is the area’s other major attraction. In this quaint coastal town, you will find a still-working waterfront, plenty of maritime history, and lots of restaurants serving the freshest seafood on the coast, each in its distinctive style. You can tour the award-winning historic district and/or shop for clothing and gifts in the one-of-a-kind boutiques.
You’ll feel history when you breathe the salty air of Apalachicola Bay and walk the canopy-shaded sidewalks of Apalachicola’s distinguished Historic District replete with the regal homes of past sea captains, river pilots and sponge divers. Apalachicola's diverse and colorful past remains visible today as you stroll along the wide tree-lined streets where picturesque Victorian homes display the charm of years gone by. Once the third largest port on the Gulf of Mexico, Apalachicola echoes with memories of an era once filled with steamboats and schooners, railroads and lumber mills. There are more than 900 historic homes, buildings and sites in the city’s Historic District. Apalachicola is considered a “distinctive destination” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation based on its unique character, charm and dedication to historic preservation.
Apalachicola’s maritime culture is best reflected along its working waterfront. There you’ll see bustling seafood houses, weather-worn shrimp boats and stately brick buildings that once served as 19th century chandleries, net factories and warehouses. Eclectic boutiques, galleries and restaurants are tucked into nooks and crannies throughout the historic downtown commercial district. The town features meticulously restored historical homes and hotels.