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Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck

25 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 (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 25 traveler reviews

Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck
average rating of 4.68 based on 25 reviews

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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3rd tier house, reasonable price, dog friendly

  • 4 of 5

Spectacular weather! Thank you Bucky for allowing us to use your home for our vacation. We had a very comfortable stay.

Master bedroom queen bed was ok. I'd suggest putting a king bed in the twin bedroom & the twin beds in the master since it's the

smaller of the two bedrooms. A new dishwasher that is less noisy would be a plus also. The back deck was perfect for relaxing & even though it's a third tier home you could still hear the waves and had a partial ocean view.

Currently there is construction happening on a new house right on the beach but eventually that will be completed

Also, it's a bit noisy when neighbors decide to do yard work but that's typical no matter where you live.

Living area is very comfortable and is an open plan to the kitchen. There is no dining room/table only bar stools at the kitchen island and a round table on the deck for dining. So be prepared if there is inclement weather to eat at the island or at the couch, love seat or recliner. Bathrooms are a bit dated but workable. Laundry room downstairs(locked but uses same key as house key)

Pleasant to have an outdoor shower after the trek from the beach. Also a couple hoses for rinsing yourself and the dog off.

We thank you Bucky for allowing us to have our dog vacation with us. We think she enjoyed her beach walks too!

I'm not impressed with I suggest you contact the owner directly for payment as VR does not allow you to split payments. I think their service fee is overrated as there is no service from that company.

On the upside, Bucky is always available via phone or email for any questions or problems that may arise.

You won't be disappointed with his comfortable accommodations.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect spring break

  • 5 of 5

I, two papillons and my girlfriend stayed in Bucky's Beach House for a week in April. Weather was fabulous , beach 2 min away, white sand and the quiet place. The house is very clean and comfortable. It has everything you need. My girlfriend has loved sitting and getting tan on the deck. My two pups loved walk on the beach. I have loved everything about St George Island. This was my second trip to this beutifull place. Bucky is a darling to deal with. He will call you and help you with all the needs for your travel and stay in his charming house. The best vacation ever. Thank you Dr. W. Hope to rent from you soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Great island, great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

SGI is a wonderfully low key place with a fabulous beach and great seafood. Bucky's Beach House is a fun place to stay and close to everything. It's so appreciated that Bucky's place is pet friendly!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

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
Flat fee
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

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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