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Pet Friendly, Ground Level w/ Private Heated Pool & Easy Beach Access!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 3BR/3BA Cottage with Swimming Pool, Across the Street From the Beach!

*Pool heat available for a fee

What better way to spend a vacation than in A Cottage By The Sea!

Here you can enjoy Gulf views from every bedroom and easy access to the community beach boardwalk at across the street pricing.

Pulling into the driveway of your private beach home you immediately begin to picture yourself relaxing on the covered porch as your cares and worries slip away. You can still enjoy the amazing view as you unwind in the living area with a mounted flat panel TV, and large eat-in bar. The living area is flanked on either side by two Queen bedrooms, one with a private bathroom with access to the outdoors. A hall bathroom with tiled-shower stall opens to the East deck with easy access to the private pool and side balcony for a bird’s eye view of the residential area.

Upstairs is a spacious bedroom with two Queen beds overlooking the glistening Gulf waters. These guests will share a full bathroom with a separate vanity area and plenty of counter space for everyone! To further add to your convenience, a flat panel TV is available in every bedroom.

If you need a break from the waves and the sand, take a dip in your own private swimming pool. You can rinse off in the enclosed hot & cold outdoor shower and prepare the catch of the day in the fish cleaning area with sink, grilling it up on the park-style charcoal grill.

Dolphin watching, shelling, or simply walking for miles on the beautiful beaches of St. George Island, A Cottage By The Sea will help you create memories with family and friends for years to come!

And, don’t forget FIDO! We allow up to 1 dog under 30 lbs with advance permission for an additional fee.

Check out our 360 Virtual Tour by clicking the link towards the bottom of the page!

Pool heat now available! Optional heat for $350 + tax per week. Please note, the pool cannot be heated if outside air temperatures average 60 degrees or below. Must be requested in advance.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ground Level Master Bathroom, access to exterior
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ground Level Hall Bathroom, access to poolside exterior
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ground Level w/ Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground Level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , Upstairs Bedroom w/ Private Bathroom
  • All bedrooms have a flat panel TV and Gulf View! Brand new mattresses for 1st level Queen bedrooms April 2016!
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Pet Friendly, Ground Level w/ Private Heated Pool & Easy Beach Access!
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 18 reviews

Great Beach Location

  • 4 of 5

The beach was enjoyed by all, especially the dogs. It was great being so close to the beach access. The house worked perfectly for our 3 couples. Would have liked a bit larger living area and a separate dining area. It was a bit of a challenge dining together. All in All! The house was clean, comfortable & in a good location on the island. They also had a wonderful pool cleaning service. We would definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house, great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great across the street location on SGI. There is a really nice walkway to the beach just across the street from the house. The beach never seemed crowded, even though we were there on the week of July 4th. Views of the Gulf are great from the front porch, living room and especially the upstairs bedroom. The size of the house is great for either a larger family or two smaller families. The washer and dryer are full size, which is great. The two downstairs bedrooms are definitely small, but functional. The pool area is maintained nicely. We enjoyed it quite a bit while not at the beach. Jamie was great to work with. We discovered the first morning that the coffee pot only brewed cold coffee, one text to her and we had a brand new one. I wouldn't hesitate to rent this house again at all. The only thing that kept it from getting a 5 star review are these things: the cookware is in desperate need of replacing. I would suggest if you plan on cooking to bring your favorite skillet from home. And a couple of pots. There were no baking sheets there at all, we had to buy some. There was a broom in the laundry room, but no dust pan. We bought one and left it for the next guests. The furniture in the living room is just not comfortable for sitting. The two chairs are great for kids, but if you weigh more than 100 pounds, they aren't for you. Which we don't go to the beach to sit in the living room, but it is nice to have somewhere comfortable to sit and unwind in the evenings. None of the negatives I mentioned would keep me from renting again however. We plan on returning!!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

Location and ground level home was very nice but beds were so squeaky it was difficult to get a good nights rest.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice house with doll furniture

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice enough. The living room is quite small, and the furniture is even smaller. It felt like I was going to sit on the floor every time I sat on one of the chairs. I had a hard time getting up out of them as well. The kitchen has only the bare necessities. The floors were dirty and in need of an old fashioned sweep and mopping, which neither was to be found. We had to buy one so we could clean the floors. The bed in the right of the kitchen was a mess. The fitted sheet was to small for the matterss and everytime I rolled over, the sheet came with me, and it felt like my head was falling off in a hole. The bed linen is badly worn and stained to the point that they look dirty. At first sight, I thought they were dirty, bit further inspection revealed that they were stained and needed to be replaced. The bed was loud and made terrible noises in both downstairs bedrooms. There was only one blanket in the entire house, and when we looked at it to put it on a bed, it was covered in black hair, so we just rolled it back up and placed it back on the shelf. Then the dead bolt on the outside door at the shower would not work, and I could not get the lock to work on the gate at the pool. The yard is full of sand burrs and you can not walk outside unless you are on the sidewalk or the porch. They are everywhere. I have traveled, and stayed at numerous homes with my dogs. Some were more expensive, some less, but for the money I had to spend on this place I expected much more. Don't think I will be considering this place again unless some much needed changes are made.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break Trip

  • 4 of 5

A Cottage by the sea was a great place for our family spring break trip. The location was perfect for us with easy beach access and close to bars and restaurants. We had 4 adults and 3 children all under the age of 7. The house was safe for the kids, and as advertised. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This house is very close to the beach walkway! We asked to have the pool heated and it was so fun to have a warm pool in March! Everything was clean and nice! The beds are comfortable pillow tops. We had a great time and I recommend A Cottage By The Sea!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Harry A's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe
Nearest Beach
Across the Street!
Car: necessary

A Cottage By The Sea is located within the West Gulf Beaches Area, about 1.5 miles from the Island Center and public beach parking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates subject to change until confirmed with payment.

1 dog under 30lbs allowed with advance approval for a non-refundable fee

Pool heat available for $350 + tax per week. Pool heat may not be available if outside air temperatures average 60 degrees or below.

Normal turn day requirements are Saturday arrival/departure, but off turn day bookings are considered in the slower seasons and for last minute bookings, please inquire.

Monthly rates available for December thru February. A Monthly stay consists of a 28 night consecutive stay.

Check-in 4pm, Check-out 10am. No late check-out available.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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