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Beachfront 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath ~A~ Turtle's Dream

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome


About the property

Beachfront 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath - Gulf Views Galore!

A Turtle's Dream is as close to the Gulf of Mexico's water’s edge as you can get! Any closer and you'll get wet. The large beach facing deck has covered and uncovered areas, with ample furnishings for all, to either enjoy your morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise over the Gulf, read a book, sunbathe, or watch the dolphins swim. The white sandy beaches of St. George Island are just steps away. When you can manage to steal your gaze away from the stunning view of the Gulf, gather inside this warm and inviting home featuring elegant woodwork throughout, glowing heart pine floors, and cypress tongue and groove walls. The great room with lovely beamed ceilings and built in bookshelves around a gas fireplace is the central gathering place for meals and catching up with family and friends. The well appointed kitchen has everything you could possibly need to prepare the day's catch or your family's favorite recipes. New stainless steel appliances, a stand alone ice maker and lots of extras make this kitchen a joy to be in. An extra refrigerator is also provided in the storage room under the house. Enjoy family tournaments at the pool table alongside a wall of glass doors showing off the amazing Gulf views. Or retreat to the quiet respite of one of four bedrooms. Two bedrooms with king size beds face the beach with sliding glass doors to the deck and stunning Gulf views, as well as private baths with double vanities. The third bedroom also has a king size bed and a private bath, and the fourth bathroom is convenient for both the fourth bedroom featuring a triple bunk bed, and the great room. All beds invite you for a restful night's sleep or lazy afternoon nap with new Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. A pack-n-play is available to make things a little easier for parents.

Downstairs under the house is a large concrete parking pad with fish cleaning sink, picnic table and outdoor shower with hot and cold water.

Flat screen televisions and blu-ray players are in each bedroom and in the living room.

More Details

Property Manager
Carla Gibbs
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath with double vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath with double vanity
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Private bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Gulf facing master with beach views and private bath
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Gulf facing master with beach views and private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King bedroom with private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Triple bunk bed with trundle (one full, two twins)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • 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
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Beachfront 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath ~A~ Turtle's Dream
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Annual February SGI vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have rented A Turtle's Dream for the past three Februarys and we have been consistently happy with our choice. The heating issue that caused some cosmetic damage mentioned by the previous reviewer could not have been anticipated, and I am 100% confident that Carla and Roxanne did everything possible to correct it as quickly as possible. We enjoyed a newly resurfaced pool table. There are new granite countertops being installed next week, which will be nice for future renters. The kitchen is VERY well-stocked compared to other houses in which we've stayed, and the decor is "be achy" and fun. It is a great house for dog lovers/owners, as there are stations at the foot of both stairways which have waste bags. All in all, a convenient and comfortable place to be, and Carla is very responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property needs attention

  • 2 of 5

This was the second year we rented Turtles Dream. The difference between the condition of the property this year compared to last year was very evident. I was told there was some sort of problem with the heating system which caused the temperature in the house to reach dangerously high levels before it was noticed. This excessive heat caused the pool table to buckle in three sections which made the table unusable. Cracks appeared in the wainscoting along every seam in both master bathrooms.. The ceiling was buckled in several places along with the exposed beams in the ceiling. Attough most of the damage was cosmetic it subtracted considerably from the ambiance of the place One positive was Carla Gibbs. She allowed us to postpone our trip for a month because of a medical emergency. She negotiated the change with the owner at no additional cost. I doubt we will rent Turtles Dream again but next year I will be considering other properties managed by Carla Gibbs.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning to A Turtle's Dream this year and for taking the time to write your review. As we discussed while you were here, the heating system malfunction was discovered the morning of your arrival. As the house had been vacant the week prior to your arrival, we are not sure when the malfunction started. We spent many hours in A Turtle's Dream that day meeting repairman and putting things in order so that your stay would not be interrupted by anything other than cosmetic issues caused by the excessive heat in the house for one or more days prior to your arrival. The owners of A Turtle's Dream are quite meticulous regarding the maintenance of their homes as you also witnessed when we visited another St. George Island home owned by these same owners. Contractors and service providers are lined up for January to correct the cosmetic issues in the house caused by the heat system malfunction, as well as to repair the pool table. The pool table issue was not evident on the day of your arrival. We felt that we may see residual effects as the house cooled down so we are not surprised by the warping of the pool table, but realize it is unusable and that, along with the other cosmetic issues caused by the heat system malfunction, are being corrected: new kitchen counter tops, new paint, pool table repair, and anything else that needs to be done will be taken care of in January. We hope to see you again soon and if you choose not to stay in A Turtle's Dream next year, we'd be delighted to show the house to you so that you can see that the problems will have been corrected. Thank you!
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Three years running

  • 5 of 5

We just booked our 2017 week ... the third in what is becoming an annual tradition. We stay with friends and family with kids ... lots of room. Big deck with sun and shade. Great beaches everywhere. Kids loved running down to the beach, jumping on a kayak or paddle board, and chasing dolphins just offshore. House has everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this property!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in St. George Island and renting a house for our family vacation. It exceeded our expectations! I loved the fact that you step out and at the end of the walkway you are on the beach. The 4 bedrooms 4 bath were all on the same level which made it easy for our mother-in-law. The owners had a bottle of wine, cheese and crackers waiting on us when we walked in. They even provided everything you would need to have fun on the beach. We even got to see baby turtles making their way to the ocean, dolphins, crabs and a couple of sting rays. We highly recommend A Turtles Dream! Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved our stay at A Turtle's Dream! The layout of the home is exceptional (my husband and I and our daughters took the bedrooms on one side, which provided some space for the "child-free" people, who took the bedrooms on the other side), the home was well cared for, and the house was well stocked with kitchen utensils/pots, games, and even some beach chairs and other beach gear. The property manager was quick to respond to a problem we had with the dishwasher, and in general we had a very high impression of the management. We ate all our meals at the table on the deck, which is spacious and offers spectacular views. We saw dolphins every day, and the water is teeming with life! We held live crabs, sand dollars, starfish, and I even saw a sea turtle swim past me! I can't imagine a better beach house, both in terms of the house itself and in terms of the beach it sits on. We will definitely be returning here!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even Better than Expected

  • 5 of 5

A Turtle's Dream was all that we could have hoped for and more! We stayed with two other couples and four children. There was plenty of room for everyone. The main living space is so spacious, the pictures do not do it justice. And to walk out onto the deck and practically be on the beach was exactly what we were hoping for. St. George Island was even better than expected. We rode bikes, paddle boarded, fished, and enjoyed some incredible days in the ocean. The pizza place was great! Just be aware that everyone on the island agrees so expect a wait. Also make sure you visit the state park. It is really beautiful! The house exceeded our expectations in every way. It was so clean. I was worried since it was pet friendly, but my concern was completely unfounded. And the kitchen is fully stocked with more cookware and appliances than you will probably need. If you have a dog, don't hesitate to bring it. We brought our 6 month old labradoodle and she LOVED the beach! St. George Island is our new favorite beach destination. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
U.S. Highway 98
Nearest Beach
St. George Island
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break SPECIAL 2017
Mar 18 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring II 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 11 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter II 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter I 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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