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SPECIAL - 10%OFF ANY 2018 week. Contact owner for discount. Plantation, Htd Pool

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A Beautiful Plantation home with high quality finishes and a heated pool

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

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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 Plantation

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.


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to rental agreement for detailed cancellation policy
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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SPECIAL - 10%OFF ANY 2018 week. Contact owner for discount. Plantation, Htd Pool
average rating of 4.7916665 based on 24 reviews

Beautiful home well stocked with everything you need. It was hard to leave.

  • 5 of 5

Serene with a short stroll to the beach on a nature trail. Private pool & hot tub. Kitchen ideal for all manner of cooking. Pool toys, bikes, grill, etc. onbeautiful S

Walk up to the cut and watch the dolphins frolic, collect shells, sun bathe on crystal beach. Freshest fish, oysters & shrimp make for a seafood lover’s paradise. House is so perfect you’ll feel right at home. Loved every single minute of our month-long stay! Go visit Mangia! In Eastpoint when you want a seafood break. Fresh, handmade Italian fare plus soups, salads, for take out only. Also visit Apalachicola nature center just over the bridge.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kate, we are glad you guys had a great time on the Island and liked our place. Winter is a beautiful time to be there. Please keep us in mind for your next trip to SGI, we would be happy to have you as guests again!
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Knoxville, TN

Excellent repeat visit!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from our second stay in "As good as it gets"! We love this home! We were a party of 4 adults and 3 children and love the spacious home with privacy for everyone. The kitchen has literally everything you could possibly need as well as the storage room outside with chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, floats, boogie boards, bikes, beach cart- you name it, it's there. Nice outdoor, heated shower as well. The kids really enjoyed the pool after a day at the beach. The walking path to the beach is easy and quick. Owner is very attentive to every detail and responds quickly to any issue or concern. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit to the island!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation - August 2017

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean. Owner could not have been more responsive during booking process and follow up was great. This was our 2nd time on SGI as a family of 6 adults and 3 small children, but our first time in the plantation. The plantation with the fitness center and huge resort pool are simply an amazing way to spend a vacation. This house in particular offered a great deal of privacy and really was 3 minute walk to the ocean. Kitchen had everything we could possibly need to prepare our own meals for an entire work. Definitely recommending this house and owner!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan, appreciate the kind words. Thanks again for staying at our place, and please keep us in mind for the next time you bring the family down to SGI! Vlad
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shelbyville Ky

Very pretty!

  • 3 of 5

Pool ladder was broken when we arrived on Saturday. Didn't repair it until Wednesday. Hot tub didn't work well. Wagon to take to the beach was in very bad shape, one wheel busted! One cabinet door hanging from single hinge. What appeared to b black mold on ceiling in 3rd floor bedroom. Chair broken on front porch. Railing loose in several spots on upper level. Sand all over floors upon arrival. The house was well equipped and worked well for our family. The short walk to the beach was shady the majority of the way and not very buggy. We absolutely love SGI! This was our 4th trip to the island and The Plantation and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being our guests. We are very surprised to see a disappointing review, especially after all our other guests have been very happy with their stay. * We immediately ordered new steps for the pool ladder after you reported that one is broken (our previous guests had not made us aware, so we had no way to know). The steps were replaced with stronger, metal ones, the same day they arrived in the mail. * The hot tub works fine but the jets are not strong, something that we apologize for but we do tell our guests about in advance. * The wagon is only 2 years old...unfortunately the humid, salty air must have taken its toll. We actually used the cart every day the week after you and all four wheels seemed to work fine. If you guys had fixed that - thanks! * The cabinet door hinge has been re-fastened with longer screws and is not going to fall again - took care of it myself. * I discovered the broken lounge chair as well last week and removed it as it is a health hazard. Unfortunately we had not been made aware that it was broken, we would certainly not have left it there. * I personally re-secured with 3" stainless steel screws several of the balusters on the upstairs deck last week. Tested all balusters and they are now solid. * The discoloration on the upstairs bedroom ceiling is certainly not mold! It appears to be dust and will be taken care of. We take very seriously the well-being of our guests and our own. This is our personal house and we stay in it many days every year, we would never tolerate mold anywhere in it. We love our beach house, take pride in it, and do our best to keep it in a top shape. Thank you for making us aware of the items above so we can address them and make our future guests happy!
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As Good As It Gets

  • 5 of 5

Our week stay was perfect. We always base our review on cleanliness and this home was exceptionally clean. It fit our family of ten so well. Lots of room to move around and we never felt cramped. Beautifully decorated and comfy. A short walk to a great beach. Having the beach cart that was supplied was a blessing. We would most definitely recommend As Good As It Gets. Thanks for the memories!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like home.

  • 5 of 5

Nicest house we have stayed in. Great layout, well cared for and equipped. Pool was much appreciated bonus.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping & Amenities $335 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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