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Close To Beach, Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Affordable!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,852 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / Sleeps 11-12 / Close To Beach / Affordable


Beautifully landscaped with large private pool. Charming pine floors in every room. Picturesque bay views from the upper floors. 30-ft ceilings and a fire place in the living room area. A large wrap-around deck on the second floor. New flat screen HD TV sets in living room and bedrooms with Dish Network. Free WiFi. New king pillow top mattress in master suite with designer den/reading area. Natural lighting from three floors of bay windows. New porch furniture on both sides of spacious deck. A smoke-free, pet-friendly environment with harmonious Florida landscaping and your own private pool with fabulous deck and waterfall! POOL CAN NOW BE HEATED FOR A FEE!

The house is located on St. George Island just off the Forgotten Coast in the heart of the Florida Panhandle. One can walk or bike on sandy roads to the bay and the beach in just a few minutes. Excellent fishing from quiet shores make for a relaxing environment to create wonderful vacation memories! Pet friendly beaches accommodate every member of your family. Great seafood and shopping can be found on the island and in close by historic Apalachicola!

2016 Updates - New refrigerator, dishwasher & washer and dryer! Complete kitchen remodel planned for December. ALSO, THE YARD IS NOW PROFESSIONALLY TREATED

ON A REGULAR BASIS FOR MOSQUITOES for your comfort and safety!

Buddys Bungalow has a fresh new coat of exterier paint! New outside landscaping and a new on-demand water heater. Also, pool can now be heated for a fee!

***Please respect our limit of 12 people. If you request a booking, please give us the correct number of guests in your group!

More Details

Pam & Tim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Pam & Tim

We live & work in North Georgia. We have a small hobby farm with many wonderful animals that we call family. Many years ago we discovered SGI where we could vacation with our Great Danes! Our dream has been to own a house on the island where we can vacation and share our home with other wonderful people!

Pam & Tim purchased this bungalow in 2013


Gulf Beaches Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3852 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathrooms on every floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Master suite on top floor with new king pillow top mattress, new flat screen TV and designer den/reading area. Master bath has a unique walk-in roomy glass and tile shower, double sinks and a marvelous antique claw-foot bathtub! Queen and Double bedrooms have attached bathroom with shower and full size bathtub. There is also a separate area with a daybed perfect for children!
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Turn day is Saturday. Check-in time 4PM, Check out time 10AM. If checking out late, you will be charged an additional fee. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU GIVE US AN ACCURATE GUEST COUNT so we can plan according for things like towels!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Close To Beach, Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Affordable!
average rating of 4.6976743 based on 43 reviews
Peoria, Illinois

Very spacious for our family which included 6 adults and 3 pre schoolers and 1 infant.

  • 4 of 5

We all really enjoyed the pool after a day at the beach. Unfortunately the pool lights for night swimming didn't work. Waterfall didn't function properly. Nice seating around pool area. Liked the kitchen area and dining room. We could all sit around dining room table. Could have had a decent spatula and a skillet that didn't stick. Great appliances. Beds were comfy. I liked the cottage feel of quilts on beds and the decorative pillows through out the house. Hot & cold faucets were reversed in loft bathroom. Shower up there wasn't easily regulated. One of those sinks was very slow to drain.

Plenty of parking in drive.We really enjoyed having use of golf cart! Such a treat for the kids to go for rides! Close enough to walk to beach. Our family had a fun week at the house and made many wonderful memories! We love St. George Island!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The pool light has 2 switches and they both have to be on - one in the house in the dinning room and one outside by the pool. Waterfall can also be adjusted by pool company. Wish you had called us. I will make sure we add some new things to the kitchen - spatulas and non-stick pans. The bathroom upstairs will be completely re-done this fall! Thanks for staying at Buddy's and thanks for the info as it helps us improve! Tim & Pam
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  • 5 of 5

The house is fabulous!!! It truly is relaxing and very peaceful!!!

You won't want to leave!!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice home

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week in the home, the location was fine and safe. The golf cart was perfect it gave us fast easy access to the beach and bay. Plus it gave us another option, to use for a quick trip to town. The house was clean, and "stocked" good. No issues with hot water, we had seven people in the house. Pool was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and spacious!

  • 4 of 5

This property is centrally located but nice and private. Easy beach access with the on-site golf cart with a nice, warm pool which can be heated for a fee. It was very cold the week we were there so the heated pool was a necessity! Big, fenced yard but definitely not secure for smaller dogs. Ours got out several times. We appreciated the two crates the owners left for our use and we just let the dogs hang out on the balcony when we had to leave the property. Great master but not necessarily private (loft style so open to the living room downstairs and the smaller bedroom at bottom of stairs). Would be good for couples with smaller children who need to be close. Owners very responsive to issues. The kitchen is newly renovated so we had a few problens with the kitchen sink, but we managed. All in all, it's a great deal! Thanks Pam and Tim for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Smyrna, TN

Relaxing week with family

  • 4 of 5

This was not our first trip to St. George Island, but was our first time at Buddy's Bungalow. We booked the stay and communicated with Pam, check-in was simple and effortless, the house was as advertised, the master suite is more of a loft and is accessed by stairs through the double twin bed room, it is open over to the bottom level living room so privacy is not 100% if that is a requirement, but it was set up perfectly for parents with children. There was a desktop computer on the main level for use. The kitchen was great, Keurig coffee maker, glass top stove, dishwasher, microwave, large refrigerator, plenty of coffee mugs, dishes, flatware, pots, and pans. We always travel with our favorite skillet, pot, knife, and spatula but what was available would have been more than adequate. High efficiency washing machine and dryer in the laundry room helped a lot, bring your own detergent. The pool was wonderful and maintained by company that checked on it multiple times during our stay. The yard and landscaping was well kept. Groceries on the island are available, the Piggly Wiggly express was very convenient and very well priced, Dollar General was a short drive across the bridge. We bought fresh seafood in Apalachicola and prepared it several nights, went to dinner the other. The golf cart was very nice for quick trips around the island, the tires on the bicycles did need airing but we had our own pump. We watched the sunrise almost every morning from the beach and then rode around to the end of the street to watch the sunset on the bay. The lot the house is on is surrounded by large trees that afford a very nice sense of privacy. Neighbors around the home are quiet and very pleasant. We brought our dogs with us, they also enjoyed walks on the beach, digging in the sand, and playing in the surf. Pam was kind enough to set out metal wire kennels for when we went out exploring. There was also a metal pooper scooper for yard clean up after your pets. Overall we had wonderful time, would recommend staying here, and are already planning when we can return next year! Thank you Pam!!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We are constantly trying to improve things for our guests comfort and safety! Please come back! Pam & Tim
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Ashland, Ohio

Perfect vacation - again!!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from another wonderfully relaxing week at Buddy's Bungalow - three generations with plenty of space for all! The house is always as described - warm and welcoming, clean with never a sign of any previous 'doggie visitors'. We so appreciate the spacious, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water & fluffy towels, the convenient laundry room (new washer & dryer are great!), the pool and outside grills. El Jalisco serves delicious 'American' breakfasts, yummy warm cinnamon rolls & a Dollar General nearby. Enjoyed restaurants in Appalachicola for great burgers & oysters - The Seafood Grill, Up the Creek (the fish tacos are fabulous!) & Papa Joe's - all worth the trip across the bridges; sunsets over the bay & gulf are breathtaking. Pam is 'THE BEST' .... quickly responds to any questions & everything you need is thoughtfully provided. Thanks for once again sharing Buddy's with our family, Pam & Tim .... we're always sad to leave and already looking forward to next year's visit to SGI.

The McCoy's, OH

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Harry A's
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St James Bay Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
St George island Beaches
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Dec 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 11 2017 - Feb 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 1 2018 - May 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Aug 12 2018 - Dec 8 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Dec 9 2018 - Feb 28 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning fee $195
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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