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Carla Gibbs

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Beachfront 5 Bedroom, Elevator, Private Boardwalk to Beach

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, Sleeps 12

Your dream vacation awaits at CALM SEAS along the breathtaking coast of St. George Island. The beach is your backyard in this muti-level home with covered and open decks perfect for meditating on the beautiful sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico, soaking in some sun during the afternoon and stargazing at night. A screened porch is perfect for dining alfresco, enjoying a game of cards or just relaxing and catching up with family and friends. An additional screened patio with fish cleaning sink is under the house.

The palm and oak lined driveway lead way to the privacy of Calm Seas. Under the house are the screened fish cleaning sink, an outdoor shower and private boardwalk leads from the house to the sands of the beach.

On the first living level, a beautiful wooden library greets you with an assortment of books to meet the taste of any lover of reading. On this level is a king master bedroom and a queen master bedroom, both with views of the Gulf of Mexico and access to the beachfront deck. Also on this first level is a twin bedroom and additional full bath.

The second living level is the gathering place for family and friends. An open great room provides the perfect place to prepare today's catch in the large kitchen with gas stove top, granite counter tops and plenty of cabinet space; dine in comfort; and relax in the living area with a large flat screen TV - that is IF you can take your eyes off the breathtaking views of the beach. A game table sits next to the wet bar. The second level also hosts a large deck with both covered and open areas, and the screened porch just off the dining room. A queen bedroom with deck access and stunning views as well as a full bath are on this floor as well.

The third floor is a quiet king master bedroom retreat with a private cozy deck, large flat screen TV and large bathroom with double vanity and shower. An additional sitting/reading/meditating area is also a great place for some quiet time on the third floor.

The salty air and sandy shores await you at Calm Seas!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Carla Gibbs (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english


based on 9 traveler reviews

Beachfront 5 Bedroom, Elevator, Private Boardwalk to Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at Calm Seas, and both times it proved to be an excellent place for my family. There was a problem with the elevator the first day, but that was fixed the next day. Being on the beach, having a short walk to the beach, and having the beach almost to ourselves was fantastic. The shower in the master bedroom on level 2 was enjoyed by several of us--it is almost as large as my kitchen. With the same number of people, I'd rent it again.

We had difficulty with TV reception--there was none, and the only phone service was for 911. Otherwise everything was well represented in the listing description. Calm Seas was clean and well maintained.

Our favorite restaurant is Up The Creek in Apalachicola, and my daughter and her 3 and 5 year olds enjoyed the Estuarine Center.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 2 of 5

We spent a week at Calm Seas and had a great time. It was a great location and the beach was beautiful. We took our dogs, and the house was well set up to wash the dogs and take them directly to the upstairs deck to dry. However, the house is in need of some serious TLC. It felt like a rental and was lacking in routine maintenance and finishes. For example, the interior and exterior need painted badly, nails on all of the decking are sticking out, some blinds were missing slats or didn't work at all. With the exception of upper and lower master bathrooms (the only true masters), this house was finished with very low end or old features. For example. lower level mattresses felt like they were stuffed with straw, some pillows were so flat and hard they hurt my ear to lay on them, bedding was rough and thin, main level TV very small and mounted so high is was hard to see. There was no sound system, just a very old intercom/sound system that could not be used with phones, and the deck furniture was wood/plastic and uncomfortable. The kitchen was well stocked, but the dishwasher was terrible, built in microwave didn't heat, one toaster didn't work, the other had slats smaller than a slice of bread. You couldn't open many doors in the kitchen and laundry all of the way because of the strange layout of cabinetry (this includes the fridge door). There were not nearly enough towels...2 bath in each bedroom, which doesn't really give you enough to throw a load in while at the beach and be able to shower when you get back (although each room had two small beach towels...I'd recommend taking your own beach towels and using both sets for bathing). I didn't love having 4 levels, as things I needed always seemed to be where I wasn't, but the elevator did come in handy for loading and unloading. Finally, there was no gas grill! We have rented beach houses for many years and this is the first time I have been struck this way by a house. The rental company was helpful and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dolphins, bald eagles, biking, and hiking

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location! From the living room we watched dolphins swimming and pelicans diving. Sometimes there was nobody in view either direction on the beach. One day a bald eagle was sitting on the beach. Walk from the house to Nick's Hole on the bay side and there are bald eagles, ibis, herons, butterflies and turtles along lovely secluded hiking trails. Bring a kayak or canoe and you can launch from Nick's Hole. We enjoyed the fun bike trails through the plantation with its beautiful vegetation. We appreciated the elevator in the house to make it more accessible for the elderly. Kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, and utensils for those who like to play there. The charcoal grill is in good shape too.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family took their first vacation together since we were small children. Calm Seas was perfect for us. We had room for each of us to relax and enjoy our quiet time and then gather in the great room for family time. The kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals for our large group. The beach was at our back door! Great views from the home and balconies. Perfect place for a family or friends to reunite!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We took our first Family vacation with our Mom since we we little kids. Calm Seas was perfect. My sister with her two daughters and their children, my brother and his girlfriend and little girl, myself with my daughters and granddaughter and our Mother loved this place. We had our space and we had a gathering place for our family. I recommend this place for any large group. The beach is at your back door and just beautiful! We had a wonderful time here. I forgot to mention the fur babies were also welcome here and had lots of room to run and play on the beach. The kitchen had every dish we needed to prepare and serve our meals. We were very pleased to be here and plan to return ASAP.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Thanksgiving Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a magnificent week at Calm Seas.

It was the perfect setup for grandparents and grandchildren alike - we had a little family reunion with some driving in from Atlanta, others flying in from Canada. Lots of space to explore for the little ones and a quiet twin bedroom for the teenagers. It was nice for each couple to have their own bedroom as an area to retreat to for a little quiet time and then reconvene in the Great Room. The kitchen was great for a large group and we managed to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner for 12 in it, turkey and all. Tons of puzzles and games and even binoculars for our bird watchers. We would sit on the deck and watch for dolphins every day at cocktail hour.

It was also a great house for dogs - our Labradors were in heaven, running up and down the deserted beach every morning at sunrise, and drying off on the deck in the sun in the afternoon.

The elevator was also key for loading and unloading suitcases.

This was my first time staying inside The Plantation and I really enjoyed it, especially how much more wooded and lush it seems than the central part of the island. Many more trees, shrubs and dunes make for a more private setting. If it had been warmer, we would definitely have used the community pool.

All in all everyone in our party had a fantastic time - this is a perfect home for a large family gathering.

I hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time together at Calm Seas. We'd love to see you all come back!
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St James Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Beach
In the back yard!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

St George Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 2016 - Aug 13 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Aug 14 2016 - Nov 26 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring I
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Spring II 2017
Apr 9 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Nov 25 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Winter II 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 6 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation payment.

Summer rates apply to spring break weeks: March 22 - April 12.

Monthly rates are available for some winter months. Please inquire.


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Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , double vanity / extra large shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , double vanity / large shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , private bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , private bath
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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