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Tom and Kelly Townson

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Watch Dolphins Play from newly expanded decks! Now booking for Aug-Sept.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Plantation House Rental Photos and Description

CONTACT US FOR QUOTES on 4, 5, or 6 NIGHTS WHEN AVAILABLE.. Early Bird is for 7 nights only.

DECEMBER 2016 MONTHLY RATE (28 DAYS) IS $3286 PLUS TAX.

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EARLY BIRD SPECIALS -- BOOK 7 nights in High Season 6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE AND TAKE 5% OFF YOUR RATE! Book 7 nights 6 months in advance Mid or Low season and TAKE 10% OFF YOUR RATE! Specials apply to 7 night stays only.

Beautiful three bedroom home with unobstructed gulf view. Families welcome, kids welcome, pets welcome.. Peaceful retreat with King bed in master, two Queen beds, two bunks, and sleeper sofa. Beautiful master bath with quartz countertop, frameless glass shower.

Brand new large decks for spotting schools of dolphins. Watch shrimp boats with nets unfurled heading in and out of Bob Sikes Cut while sipping your morning coffee and rocking in our rocking chairs. We are within walking distance of Bob Sikes Cut for all you fishermen out there.

We are steps (two to three minute walk) from house to waves using convenient boardwalk in this first tier home. The Plantation has miles of private beaches, and 3 tennis courts for your enjoyment. The Clubhouse features a large community pool with lots of seating, tables, umbrellas and plenty of parking and bike racks. The Clubhouse features a fitness room as well. The bike paths are terrific and run the length of the Plantation. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular from the newly expanded decks at Eagle's Rest. Bed linens and towels in place when you arrive. Starter supplies of soaps and toilet tissue, paper towels, coffee filters. Keyless entry makes it easy to get in and your long distance phone calls and wireless high speed internet are free!

Keywords: St George Island, Beach House, Plantation, Appalachicola

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Tom and Kelly Townson (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Tom and Kelly Townson

Hello! We are Tom and Kelly Townson and bought our house on St. George Island with the hopes of hanging onto it till retirement. We've rented it for several years and it has been a good experience for us. We still have it after putting 3 kids through college and are only 2-3 years away from our dream coming true! We love St. George and the beautiful beaches, amazing sea life and wonderful people that call the island home. It really is a magical place and we are very blessed to be here. Come see for yourself. If you need a place to relax, slow down and enjoy family or friends, this is the place to do all that. You will receive a warm welcome at Eagle's Rest.

Tom and Kelly Townson purchased this house in 1991

Why Tom and Kelly Townson chose Florida

We love the quiet and solitude of unspoiled natural Florida. The sea oats, the piney woods, the herons, ospreys and pelicans that wade or skim over the water. The dolphins doing acrobatics out of the water for the sheer joy of it. The sound of the waves and the utter peacefulness of this place. When we bought our house, there was no one between us and Bob Sikes Cut. It has grown a lot over the last 20 years but the things that drew us here are still here and so are we.

What makes this house unique

We love shopping in Apalach, touring the Victorian homes in May, eating at the Grill and BJ's and The Blue Parrot. Some of our favorite things are walking down to Bob Sikes Cut or sitting in our rockers and watching the dolphins cavort in front of the house while having some home roasted coffee.

The beach changes for each season and it's always so interesting to see the different shells, the changes in the shoreline, the activity of the birds.

We enjoy sharing our home with our guests and knowing that it is blessing other families. We've gotten so many nice notes over the years- from honeymooners to young families to many generations vacationing together. We like to think many happy memories are made at Eagle's Rest. We'd like to invite you to be part of that story.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The warm soft sands, cool breezes and sparkling waters of St. George Island have worked their magic for this group of family and friends from the Midwest. We loved everything about Eagle's Rest- the comfortable rooms, the beautiful vistas from the decks provided both shelter from the rains and sun worship on cloudless days. The poem on the opposing page is the perfect companion piece for this lovely retreat by the sea. Thank you for your warm hospitality and we hope to return to Eagle's Rest again.

Fondly,
Mar 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)
Watch Dolphins Play from newly expanded decks! Now booking for Aug-Sept.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 39 reviews
5

A Most Excellent Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you haven’t been to St. George - GO! Beautiful area. We loved the house. The layout works well in that all bedrooms are on the bottom floor and the living area/kitchen are upstairs. HGTV would be proud of the newly renovated master bath. Sleek and modern. The living area/ kitchen is one big open room upstairs. Porch views are uninhibited by other houses; dolphins and their entourage were seen every day. We suggested to Kelly and Tom to get some type of chaise lounge for the decks as this area promotes sleep. This house is close to the southern end of the beach which seemed to make it more private. Very nice house with wonderful, responsive owners.

Maria, Aye, Urai (Urai came all the way from Thailand for this vacation)

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maria, We so appreciate your kind review and are so glad you and your family had a wonderful time at Eagle's Rest and St. George Island. We are really happy you liked the new master bath as we are too! Thank you for your suggestion of the chaise lounges. Now that the decks have been expanded we have room for them and I have two beautiful ones on order due to arrive middle of July. We would love to have you and your family back for your next trip to beautiful St. George Island otherwise known as "Paradise". Tom and Kelly
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5

Perfect place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We are loving this place! It has been a wonderful week. We just love that you pretty much have your own private beach. No crowds or high rises to get in the way. Not sure we will go back to Orange Beach or Panama City!

We will definitely be back to Eagles Rest. We especially like the covered porches/decks. I'm sitting in the hammock swing now, my favorite place. Kelly and Tom were so nice to work with, even with us reserving on short notice. Thanks for sharing your home with us! And with our dog!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen and thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Eagle's Rest and our new covered decks. A good book, the hammock swing chair and beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico is a pretty good combination. We look forward to having you back for some more great beach time! Thank you! Tom and Kelly
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5

Outstanding Prperty! One of a kind! Complete!

  • 5 of 5

Tom & Kelly

My My! What a beautiful house!! Weather was perfect, actually nicer than expected for March. Uncle Bugs Chili, and Catahoula Chili Dogs competed once again at the cook off. Neither of us won, but we had a great time. The house was everything we expected, even more. Great Views, love the rocking chairs on the new deck! Kitchen was perfect, dining area large. Just what we needed. We were able to get to the beach, and enjoy the surf! As it turned out, we had eight people including us at the house. 4 nurses in one room, Barbara and I in one room, and another couple in the other room. Loved having morning coffee, and sunset cocktails on the deck. Would love to reserve the same time for next year. Hope you'll give it some thought, as I know it breaks up your rental week.

Gary

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the Chili Cook Off and hope next year you will take home the prize! We'd love to have you back and look forward to hearing how you did next year. Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it and are so pleased you found the house fit your needs really well. We LOVE the new decks too! Tom and Kelly
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5

Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

This was, without a doubt, the most relaxing vacation we've taken. Eagles Rest was spacious and well represented in the photos. It was very convenient to the boardwalk leading to the beach and the beach was not at all crowded. The house had everything we needed including supplies, that you don't often see in rental properties, and we loved the view from the decks. We were especially thankful to have beach chairs available to us. The pool was a short drive and was never crowded even though our first week was during some school fall break days. Wonderful walks on the beach, watching dolphins play, and relaxing were our favorite daily activities.

Kelly and Tom were wonderful to work with! Their response time during and after the rental process was amazingly quick. When asked, they provided us with a list of restaurants and things to do. They couldn't have been nicer. Our thanks to Kelly and Tom for helping make our vacation one of our favorites.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy, We are thrilled your vacation was all you had hoped for! Thank you so much for letting us know you had a great time and for writing such an informative review. It really helps our future guests to know what to expect and we are very grateful you took the time to do so. We hope you will be back to Eagle's Rest very soon! Tom and Kelly
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Great Time at Eagle's Rest

  • 5 of 5

The McBride-Senzon family (ages 3-70) had a perfect vacation. Great weather for the most part, great side-trips and fun and good restaurants. We love the house, convenient to everything and enjoyed the fitness center. Captain Jack (Journeys), a wonderful water guide and fisherman; WWII Museum in Carabelle-a must. Also, good ice cream shop in Carabelle. Harry A's cooked the fish we caught and it was fantastic-fun trivia night.

Thanks for a very memorable family and doggie time!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We could not have asked for a nicer place. Everything was wonderful!!! We will definitely be back! God Bless The May Family

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherrie, We so appreciate your review and we welcome you back any time! Tom and Kelly
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Map

Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St James Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Wide Boardwalk to Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Empty beachfront lot across from our house so no obstruction
Nearest Point of Interest
No home here so lots of privacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Bob Sikes Cut for Great Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Parking area for cars to get to the Cut
Car: necessary

New Championship Golf Course - St James Bay in Carabelle now open- 35 min drive-Canoe and Kayaking rentals available as well as bicycle rentals-all delivered to your door, Great shopping in Appalahicola- very artsy and good restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall 2016
Aug 6 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$418
$2,230
$3,624
 
 
Winter 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$337
$1,795
$3,286
 
 
Christmas Holidays 2016
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$418
$2,230
$3,286
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
$337
$1,795
$3,286
 
 
Spring Break I
Mar 4 2017 - Mar 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
$418
$2,230
 
 
Spring Break II
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,120
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$418
$2,230
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,120
 
 
Fall 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Nov 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$418
$2,230
$3,624
 
 
Winter 2017/18
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Christmas Holidays 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

We process our payments through a property manager. Once you make your reservation with us we will have our property manager follow up with you regarding paperwork and payment schedule. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR RATES LESS THAN 7 DAYS WHEN AVAILABLE. WE REQUIRE A 4 NIGHT MINIMUM. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Our rates are ALL INCLUSIVE except for taxes. We provide complimentary linens, cleaning, keyless entry, access to all Plantation Amenities, free long distance calling. We are inside the gated Plantation with 24/7 security and access to biking trails, tennis courts and pool.
A monthly stay is 28 days.

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Amenities

Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , In large open family room there is a sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom has French doors that open onto Gulf side deck
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom with French doors opens onto Gulf side deck
  • King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Keyless Entry, Wood burning fireplace, Washer& Dryer in large Laundry Room, Enclosed outdoor Hot/Cold shower, Fish cleaning table, Board Games, Puzzles

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