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Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Gulf Beaches House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, Occupancy 4-6, Rents Saturday to Saturday

Two bedroom, Two bath home on 8 foot pilings located on a half acre lot covered with island oak trees . Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico or step right out to the paved walking path for an early morning run or leisurely stroll with coffee in hand.

One queen size bed in master bedroom and two full size beds in second bedroom. Queen size sofa bed is available in the great room if needed. A spacious home for four but can be used by six if needed, BUT NOT RECOMMENDED.

Bathrooms have tile floors, full bath tub with showers. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is available and great for use when coming off the beach or coming in from a day of fishing.

Full kitchen with cooking/eating bar 4' by 8' that seats eight comfortably.

Dish washer, garbage disposal, and refrigerator with ice maker round out the fixed appliances. Coffee maker, blender, portable grill for pancakes, eggs, and the like, electric can opener, low country boil pans, and two crock pots add to the portable kitchen appliances.

Full china service for 8, ample coffee cups, water glasses, and wine glasses available. Table ware for 16. All other kitchen hardware available.


PET FRIENDLY BUT, We ask for a $50 pet fee. We have the home pet cleaning after each rental with pets. This involves steam cleaning carpet areas and vacuuming all chairs and sofas. (If your pet is visiting the island, please be familiar with the County Leash Laws)

Other amenities: Flat screen TV in great room with VCR and Stereo, Flat Screen TV in master bedroom, ceiling fans in each room, tile kitchen and bathroom floors, carpet on all other floors, concrete covered parking, fish cleaning sink and multiple outdoor water outlets.

Weber charcoal grill available for outside grilling on paved area.

Spacious (16' by 16') partially covered deck off the front of the great room and (16' by 8') deck off the back of the kitchen.

Well decorated with area pictures and appropriate decorative furniture. (full sofa, love seat, recliner, coffee table, book shelves, chair side tables, and coffee table) Full blinds on all windows.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer

We have had our home on the island since 1972 when I was a coach and administrator at Florida State University. Our children were raised on the island (we spend most weekends here) and they still call it home. We completely remodeled and enlarged the property in the early 2002. It is virtually a new home. We currently live in Statesboro, GA where I have retired as Associate Professor of Sport Law and Athletics Director at Georgia Southern University. I have also retired from my own athletics consulting business am a licensed real estate broker. My wife has retired from being a manager at an electrical coop. We have four children, all married, all college graduates, and all able to pay their own house payments.....We are in love with the island and hope to spend much more time here in our retired years. I am an avid fisherman and can tell you where to fish and when to fish and my wife knows every restaurant and every shop in the area. Please feel free to ask out advice about anything pertaining to your vacation.

Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer purchased this house in 1972

Why Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer chose Florida

This property is a stand alone home on pilings located on a half acre lot. We have a view of the gulf and we are a short walk (150 yards approx) from the waters edge. It is super clean and well maintained. Very comfortable for four but can be used for six. We are located less than a mile from the middle of the island and the stores and restaurants. We are located on the walking path that circles the central part of the island.

What makes this house unique

As a stand alone property, it is peaceful, quiet, and has all the amenities to make you vacation a success. Including WiFi.

The island and the surrounding area is very special,quaint, bountiful, with the most beautiful beaches with the most splender than nature can provide.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews

Great house with everything you need in the perfect location! Owner was great to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We hope to stay here again. We enjoyed the house and loved the short walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property and close proximity to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband with a trip to St. George Island for his 40th birthday. This was the first time either of us visited SGI so was going to be a new experience for both of us. We had a wonderful, relaxing vacation and loved every minute of it. The property worked extremely well as we had our dogs with us. The dogs quickly adjusted to the new surroundings and absolutely loved going to the beach each day. The house has an outdoor shower and water hose so made bath time for the dogs a breeze. The house was kind of in a "tucked-in" area with trees and provided a some exclusion from the road. We were a close walk to the beach - no complaints at all! The property was clean and well-maintained and everything we basically needed was there at the house. Before we left for SGI, I read other reviews so came prepared with grocery, household and toiletry items. I didn't experience an issue with the clothes dryer as some other renters expressed. The washer and dryer worked perfectly for us. There is a Piggly Wiggly Express, so if you do forget something, you should be able to find it all the grocery store. Wi-fi was a must for me and the wireless internet did not disappoint - had no issues connecting. Probably my only nuisance was the size of the master bedroom bed. We have a king-size bed and I thought the queen would be okay. When you are used to a king, a queen-size feels really tight and we had a few restless nights getting used to the less-width bed. Overall, we were very pleased with Bucky's property and I cannot say enough good things about our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay and highly recommend this area/house to any prospective renters.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I cannot write a favorable review on this property. There were just too many issues with the house that really dampened the enjoyment of our stay. We loved St George's Island, the close proximity to the beach, and the location and layout of the house. That's it. Upon arriving on Saturday afternoon, the housekeepers were still cleaning. They were just finishing up which was fine. However strewn about the driveway were large pieces of raw fish steaks that someone must have tossed out. The stench was unbearable. We took a drive around the island while the housekeepers finished and expected them to remove the fish debris from the parking area. When we arrived back the dead fish remained. The next day the smell became unbearable so we had to take sticks to toss the pieces into the wooded area and then hose the parking area to try to lessen the stench. I would expect a home to be prepared for guests inside and out. The first day in the home we found dirty used dishes in the cupboards. I ran the dishwasher the first night to ensure some clean dishes and utensils. The door on the dishwasher is broken so it falls to the floor and you cannot slide out the bottom rack properly. The dw makes tremendous racket and leaked water all over the kitchen floor. The air vents throughout the home were caked with dust/lint/soot whatever and black marks of dust along the walls and ceilings. The carpets were filthy and crunched when you walked on them. The exhaust fans in each bathroom had layers of lint/dust hanging from them. The shower curtains were moldy. The one sliding glass door to the deck was broken and did not lock. On the 4th night there the one toilet would not flush or fill up with water and continued the duration of our stay. The outside shower we did not use because there was a broken table and other debris left in it. Thank goodness there was a hose left outside.

I was in contact with the owner about my concerns right away and the handyman came out one day and fixed the slider lock. He could not repair the dishwasher. The toilet stopped functioning after he had been there and we were too frustrated at that point to continue to have interruptions. The owner did offer to have a carpet cleaning service come to steam but again, who wants their holiday interrupted?

It was very disappointing.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow!! In the four years or so that I have been using VRBO to rent my beach home I have never experienced a renter such as the one who just gave my home a one.....This is my beach home, not a property that is used primarily for renal. This person called me the day she arrived and said that she was going to write a review of my property...I was obviously hurt by the review. Let me make some comments. The maids blow off the drive and wash off the concrete parking areas under the house.....where the fish were and how they got there is a mystery. The cleanliness of those dishes that have been washed is subject to interpretation. The dishwasher does not leak and the door is quite functional but it is a little loud. I replaced it last week. The other complaints dust on the ceiling air ducts, ONe really has to be checking to find dust on the air ducts. The shower curtains are clean and mold free. The part that upset me the most is when she called my carpet filthy. The carpet is only 14 months old and and has been cleaned before the summer. and is cleaned quarterly. It is a top grade carpet. (imagine someone coming into your house and posting on facebook that your "new" carpet was filthy). It is not. The sliding glass door just needs to be closed properly and the toilet fills somewhat slowly and was fixed by me in 30 seconds. I am trading out the two water closets for a newer style that sits higher for older people and use less water to flush. There was nothing wrong with the two that were in the house but I like the idea of a higher seat. We had a topical storm/hurricane come through two weeks ago and we stored two plastic chairs and two small tables in the outside shower to keep them from blowing away. All one would have to do is set them back under the house where they are used for those who grill out. I talked with this person for the first five days she was at the house. I was pleasant and as helpful as I could be. She even called me on their way back to their home in Virginia to tell me something else she found. I am sorry that she found conditions with which she was concerned. This is the only hyper critical review I have ever had.....this is my home, I take pride in it and I spend a lot of time there with my wife. It is a clean, well kept home.
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Adequate but needing updates

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a great location. Our hesitance to give it five stars was due to:

The home itself seemed musty and damp (we didn't notice in previous years) from first entry. The garbage disposal was filthy (under the flaps). There were dost strands from ceiling in spots and stuck to textured walls. There was no coffee table as in previous years. We brought in a large Rubbermaid tub we used to pack and used as one.

Bucky is friendly and a delight to deal with. All the things above were minor but noticed

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing time at an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Another year in the books at St. George Island and another year in the books at Buckey's Hauser. Great place to stay and the owner is extremely nice and makes sure you are relaxed on your vacation. Great location on the island, short walk and you're at the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent week in the sun

  • 5 of 5

All three of us (3 middle-aged adults) found Bucky's place to be exactly what the doctor ordered during our early June vacation. We liked the house and its appointments quite a lot. There was a slight problem with the plumbing on our first day, but it was quickly fixed. Bucky was extremely helpful and so was his on-island handyman. Everything worked and the description of the house was as advertised. The house is close to the beach. Although there is no direct access to the Gulf through the "backyard," the walking distance to the beach is still probably under 250 yards--certainly no need for one of the ubiquitous golf carts you see everywhere. An excellent, private, outdoor shower, we used every day. We did not grill out, but the grill seemed to be in good working order. We did cook in the kitchen, which has everything. The freezer portion of the refrigerator makes ice quickly. Interior temperature was nicely cool during a hot week, though the AC seemed to cut off of its own volition during the early morning hours. No real problem. The ceiling fans kept everything comfortable. We have rented a number of houses over the years (west coast, east coast, south coast) and this one ranks high on our list. We would definitely come back. Recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Awesome place for lunch overlooking the surf. Dinner is casual outside dining. Food is goo..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Andrews
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

From Tallahassee Take US 319 South to US 98 to East Point turn left on St George Island Causway to dead end on island. Turn right on West Gulf Beach Drive to 8th street. 816 is third house on the left. Enjoy the 5th ranked beach in the US and the quaint fishing villages of Apalachicola and Carrabelle FL. at the mouth of beautiful Apalachicola and Carrabelle Rivers. Pristine open beaches for 13 miles of State Park. Walk the beach with no sign of civilization. Lush saltwater estuaries fed by freshwater rivers. 75 miles of State Forest surrounds mouth of Apalachicola River. New estuary museum is a must to see to enjoy the culture of the island and the nature of the estuary. Crystal clear Port St. Joe Bay full of fish and scallops in the summer. Adjoined by uninhabited St. Vincent island on the west and nearly uninhabited Dog Island to the East. Rated the fifth best beaches in the US. Great local seafood resturants, quaint villages, outstanding gourmet restaurants, the Apalachicola Bay produces 98% of all the oysters harvested in Florida. All seafood is fresh and delicious. Named the forgotten coast, no high rises, less commercialization than Florida beaches near larger cities. A true diamond in the rough. Breath taking sunrises and sunsets. Few lights so stars above the Gulf sea are 100 fold more than you would imagine. Walk the beach at night with the sound of the surf and the magnificent show of the stars. Gentle breezes cool the beach most of the year. Just enough activities to keep the children happy while the family enjoys the true splendor and enjoyment of the beach. Obviously we are in love with the island and the surrounding area, you will be too.


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Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 13 2016 - Nov 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 5 2016 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
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Early Spring
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
late spring
Apr 8 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer 201
May 20 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

A $50 pet fee is necessary for all pets (dogs only) to cover weekly pet fee cleaning. There are no other fees.

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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tile floors, Full tub with shower. An enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water is available for use coming off the beach or after a day of fishing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) master bedroom, (2) a double and a twin bed are in the second bedroom. A Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queens size sleep sofa in great room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
fish cleaning station with sink. Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water

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