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5BR/4.5Bth, Heated Pool, Short Eazy Beach Path.

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Plantation House Rental Photos and Description

A Beautiful Plantation home with high quality finishes, heated pool, and hot tub

This magnificent home was built in 2004. It has an open floor plan with warm, inviting decor and gorgeous views from the large sunlit great room.

The great room features a vaulted wood beam ceiling and a gas fireplace. Two French patio doors lead to a large new Trex deck with a patio table and chairs where you can enjoy the beautiful view with your morning coffee.

The dining area offers a big table and comfortable chairs. There is an exceptional kitchen with custom-built cabinets. Stainless steel appliances, wine fridge, granite counters, and a wet bar make meal preparation a breeze. It is well stocked for any chef. The upstairs laundry room provides a washer and dryer.

Three master suites (2 king, 1 queen) - each with access to spacious decks have various bathroom amenities such as a jetted tub and a walk-in shower with double shower heads. 4th Bedroom has twin beds and its own bath and deck. A second living area can be used as an office or fifth bedroom with a daybed and trundle.

Indoor entertainment is provided by multiple TVs in every bedroom, a Playstation 3 console, and a computer.

Other amenities include free WIFI, a high chair & port-a-crib for the little ones.

Outside features include a private heated pool ($250/week to heat), a spa with low-powered relaxing jets, a hot/cold outdoor shower, a park style grill, and an outdoor sink with a fish cleaning station.

The pristine beach is a 2-minute walk away on the beach path next to the house, with no streets to cross.


Repeat Guests: If you stayed at our home before for a week or a month's vacation, please take advantage of our 5% Repeat Renter Discount when booking your island beach escape.

Also take 5% off the advertised weekly rate when you book at least 6 months in advance. This discount applies to monthly rentals as well and can be combined with the 5% repeat renter discount for a total of 10% off.

We offer additional discounts from time to time that can be combined with the repeat renter discount.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Owner

We live in Roswell, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. We visit our beach house about 3-4 times a year and regret leaving it each time we have to go back to our busy lives in the big city.

Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why Owner chose Florida

We first discovered the natural beauty and the pristine beaches of St George Island in 2011. We purchased our house in the Spring of 2013 - both of us had immediately agreed that "this one is for us" after only glancing at the pictures.

The Island offers a unique combination of uncrowded beaches, no high rises, great fishing, and an overall Old Florida feel that is becoming harder and harder to find.

We chose the Plantation for the added security of the 24-hour gated access, beautiful native vegetation, and park-like landscape maintenance. The Plantation also has special building restrictions and protective covenants to ensure very low building density. Having underground utility lines is a big plus as well.

Our house is one of the relatively newer ones built in the Plantation (2004), and up to the highest coastal construction standards. It has high grade Andersen windows and doors, a new Trex second level deck, custom kitchen cabinetry, new SS appliances. There is quality trim and finishes throughout.

We love our beach house and try our best to make sure that it is always in an excellent condition.

What makes this house unique

A beautiful, secluded white-sand beach for long walks, shelling, or just playing in the sand. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. An unbelievably clear night sky (when was the last time you saw the Milky Way in the city?). A private, heated pool and a hot tub for relaxing after a day at the beach.

The Plantation has a great new clubhouse with a three quarter Olympic size community swimming pool, shaded picnic area, and fitness room. Amenities also include three tennis courts, a privately owned/public use landing strip, and access to excellent fishing at Bob Sike's Cut. The are plenty of paved paths for bicyclists, jogging and walking enthusiasts.

St. George is close to historic Apalachicola, a quaint old town with art galleries, gift stores, restaurants, and the best oysters in the world.


based on 10 traveler reviews

5BR/4.5Bth, Heated Pool, Short Eazy Beach Path.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

As good as it gets

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house, clean & plenty of room. Was very child friendly. Would have been nice ro have more of a view of the ocean. You will need something to keep the mosquitos off on your walk to the beach. All in all was a very good week, would go back, thank you !

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oklahoma City

Ideal home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful, clean, well-kept house surrounded by the lush trees of the Plantation was even better than we imagined. Perfect arrangement of bedrooms, baths, and balconies for our needs: two families below, grandparents' room, kitchen and great room above. We fully enjoyed the pool with outside shower and appreciated the short walk through the "woods" to the beach. This house made our second visit to wonderful St. George even nicer than the first. In addition, the owner was responsive and helpful when a relative tried to mail us needed medication. We learned that mail is not delivered to the addresses in this gated community from the post office in East Point---but we were able to pick it up. Our vacation pictures are getting oohs and aahs--and we'll recommend As Good as it Gets to anyone who asks.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We love our beach house and try to do our best so that guests have a pleasant experience. Please keep us in mind for you next trip down to SGI!
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Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This home is awesome! Loved that each bedroom had it own bathroom. The layout was great. Main floor was open so everyone could be together while preparing meals. Kitchen had all the dishes and cooking utensils you needed. Pool was excellent and walk to the beach was short. Owner was very communicative and had great customer service. Will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the great review and your decision to vacation at our place. Glad your family had a good time and enjoyed what the Plantation has to offer. Please keep us in mind for your next trip to SGI!
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Chattanooga, TN

It's name says it all!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for all our children and grandchildren. Pool, hot tub, close to the beach, open and airy, all bedrooms had a bath and balcony, wifi, the owner was great to work with and on and on. Don't think it could get much better!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your family had a great time! Please visit us again when you decide to come back to the Island.
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at As Good as it Gets was exactly that! The home is as stated - beautiful, plenty of room, and just a short,shaded walk to the beach. We loved the large family and kitchen / dining area. Perfect for families. Each bedroom has private bath and deck when privacy is wanted. Beautifully decorated with well appointed kitchen. We liked the gated security of the area also. The natural landscape is well preserved- so you aren't even aware of neighbors. Having our own private pool was an added bonus.

The owner is courteous, very helpful with questions- quick to respond. He provided bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, and toys.

St. George Island is lovely! Not overrun with high-rise buildings and tourist "attractions"- it's perfect for families who want to get away from it all and relax in very beautiful ,natural surroundings. Great shelling and wildlife. The locals are very friendly, courteous and eager to help with suggestions. BJ's pizza was fantastic! Great broiled seafood and service at The Blue Parrot.

This was our first time to vacation at St.George. Everyone in our family says this was the best beach vacation ever! ( and we go every year). We are definitely returning next year.

We have been recommending St. George and As Good as it Gets to all our family and friends!

Waldrop/Schmitz Family

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys had a good time on the Island. It is truly a great place and we appreciate you selecting our house for your vacation. Please keep in mind you are always welcome if you decide to visit again!
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Wonderful home, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful. All the bedrooms have full bathrooms making it very nice for large families. The kitchen and living area are large and the kitchen is stocked with any appliance you can think of.

The kids loved the pool and it kept them busy when we weren't at the beach. It's a quick walk to the beach and the walking path from the home makes it super convenient.

We loved the area because it's not commercialized. It's peaceful with a few local restaurants and stores.

I've stayed in many vacation homes and I find when the owner provides the "extras" like a beach wagon, umbrella, chairs, etc. it makes it that much nicer. Many of these extras are there to use.

One suggestion if you're not familiar with the area is to stop at a grocery store prior to getting to the island. There are a couple small convenient grocery type stores but they are pricey and limited. We expected it and stopped prior but only because someone suggested it. I should have anticipated it... It is an Island.

Overall it's a wonderful home and a beautiful place to visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for being our guest and for the kind words. The Island is indeed a special place, ideal to "get away from everything". Please keep us in mind for your next trip down there!
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Harry A's, Paddy's
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St. James Bay
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Parrot, Beach Pit, Black Marlin
Car: necessary

St George Island Lighthouse and Museum,Play Ground, Aplalachicola Estuary Museum,Maritime Museum, WWII Museum Musuem,St Vincents Island, James Bay provides a beautiful Golf Course... While those who prefer to be on the beach, you can enjoy a round of golf. A scenic and short drive from the Island (30 minutes). The Plantation has 3 tennis courts, Club House and Pool, beach volleyball, Scalloping. Explore several nearby islands and quaint towns.


Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - Mar 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - May 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 6 2017 - May 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Plantation Amenity fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning fee $260 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pool heat is an additional $250/week. The pool is not heated when the outside temperature in a 24-hour period averages below 60° or if the average water temperature of the pool is above 82°.

Cancellation Policy: Once the reservation deposit has been received, there will be no refunds given unless:

a. The home can be re-rented for the same dates and rental rate. A 10% cancellation fee of the total rental amount will be deducted from the advance rental payment. If it is not possible to re-rent the home for the same rental rate, the 10% cancellation fee and any difference in the re-booking rate will apply. If the home remains vacant for those dates, the entire deposit will be forfeited or the reservation may be reinstated;

b. The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a “Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area”. In the event such an order is issued, Homeowner will refund:
• Any unused portion of rent from a guest already registered
• Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the “Hurricane Warning” period.

c. Guests are welcome to change their vacation dates if the new dates are for the same calendar year and the rates are of equal or greater value. In these circumstances, Homeowner must be contacted 60 days prior to arrival;

d. After arrival, there should be no expectation of refunds.

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Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beach chairs, beach cart, beach towels

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