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Close To Beach, Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Affordable

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Gulf Beaches Bungalow Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Pam & Tim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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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


based on 39 traveler reviews

Close To Beach, Private Pool, Pet Friendly, Affordable
average rating of 4.717949 based on 39 reviews
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
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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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  • 5 of 5

The property is beautiful inside and out, yet comfortable and relaxed. The owners are very responsive. We arrived right after a hurricane which had left a lot of debris in the yard and excess water. The owners responded immediately and yard and pool crews took care of the problems. Hot water is on demand so it is always available, just remember that some of the faucets are reversed, i.e. the tub and sinks in the master bathroom have the hot and cold reversed. Use of the golf cart was an added plus, highly recommended. WiFi and a computer are available; the refrigerator and washer and dryer large. A small dog could sneak under the fence. Our cocker spaniels could not. There are plenty of towels; bring your own beach towels. Fishing charters can be easily arranged. The Dollar Store just off the island is very good; even had milk. Remember, this is a beach house and there are stairs! From the ground the master bedroom is 3 flights. This was not a problem but could be for some. We would go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy & Bob, You are wonderful guests and we appreciated your understanding with the storm issues. Hope you will come back again when Buddy's has not had a "bad hair" day! Pam & Tim
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Asheville, NC

Chickfest 2016

  • 5 of 5

I am so sorry it took a hurricane barreling right at y'all to remember to thank you for another awesome vacation at your lovely house May 7-14, 2016. It was the second year my girlfriends and I stayed here and we are already booked for a third Chickfest in 2017! The house is so comfortable, well stocked and convenient to everything. From the couch in the superbly appointed kitchen to the gazebo gathering area at the pool, this home knows how to help you relax, yet both beach sunrises and bay sunsets are an easy walk. I have not officially met you, Pam, but I love your sense of style and graciousness! Hoping you came through the storm unscathed.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Time in an Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time in this house. We had 5 adults and one child and we all fit easily. The house was spacious enough for us all. We really enjoyed the private pool which in July does not need to be heated at all. It was perfect. The little waterfall is adorable and fun to stand under. This is a four story house so it took a bit of time to get used to 3 flights of stairs. I just made sure everything I needed for the day was downstairs. Me and my husband stayed in the upper loft and it was so nice and cozy. The beds were very comfortable.

It was a short trek to the beach and the golf cart was very handy. There were also several bikes available which were also very convenient.

This property was very well maintained. For a house that allows dogs I saw no evidence of dog hair. It was thoughtfully and tastefully decorated with charming nautical and beach items. I loved the adorable light fixtures in the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen was nice and large and a favorite hang out.

Definitely check out BJ's Pizza place just a short ways down the road. Also the Blue Parrot was nice.

My only problems with this house were that the upstairs shower rarely got hot enough to use. We had to use the shower on the main floor. I tried letting it run for a crazy long time but still wouldn't warm up. Oh well, with 3 showers it wasn't such a big deal. The remote for the upstairs TV didn't work so we had to change the channels by hand. ------ This was all minor and did not ruin our stay at all.

Thanks for letting us stay in your home. We hope to be back someday. I would also recommend this house to my friends for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us! Hope you will come back soon! Tim & Pam
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Buddy's Bungalow over the 4th of July week and our experience was awesome. Clean, spacious, blue pool absolutely perfect for a family vacation. We had a large party of 10 ( dogs too) plenty of towels, blankets, dishes etc. Parking for our boat and close to everything. We had an issue with TV's called Pam and responded within 30 minutes. We vacation often and will say one of the BEST experiences so far. THANKS SO MUCH! The Tyre's, Young and Dennis families.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall 2016
Aug 14 2016 - Dec 11 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 12 2016 - Feb 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Dec 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Beaches Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3852 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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!

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