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Blue Whale on St. George Island, Florida

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gulf Beaches house description

SIMPLICITY AT IT'S BEST & A GREAT LOCATION ON THE ISLAND!


The Blue Whale Inn is a small private cottage Located on beautiful St. George Island, Florida which was ranked the #3 beach for 2013 & 2014 in the USA by Dr. Beach! This 'ranking' puts our island/beaches in the 'upper echlon' of vacation destinations and is quite an honor & distinction!!

Built in 1983 and Purchased in 1995 by the Matthews family, it is now available for rent (in 1 week blocks only) to the general public on a limited basis. Additional info is available on our personal website @ bluewhaleinn dot net

While this vacation home is not a 'glamorous beach mansion', it is cozy, comfortable & clean... it's a traditional 'beach cottage'. Friends have described it as a '1970's type island bugalow'. The location is directly across the street from the ocean with easy public beach access. It's near the center of the island (309 West Gorrie Drive) and within walking distance to shops, restaurants and recreation areas. There is very little 'traffic' on the road in front of the house, so crossing the street to the beach w/kids is not a problem. The island is great for runners or bikers (with flat terrain and sidewalks along Gulf Beach Drive).

It features a large deck with fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico along with a 4 person hot-tub.
The home sleeps 6 comfortably with 3 bedrooms (loft BR with king bed and sitting area, master BR with queen bed & additional BR room with twin beds). 2 extra people could sleep on the fold out queen Futon in the living room. There is a recently renovated bath with a large walk in custom tile shower on the main level, a half bath upstairs in the loft and outside shower on the main deck. Additional shower is available on the ground level.

This cottage is available for 'WEEK LONG STAYS' ONLY (7 days) during 'prime season' ($1300 per week). Season 2 is priced at $1000 per week and season 3 is $750 per week. Shorter stays are sometimes available during 'off season', check with owner.

There are lots of extras including a hammock for the deck, entertainment system with outdoor speakers and Dish Network TV with HBO and over 200 additional channels. All the furniture and appliances are new and linens/towles/dishes/cookware are provided.

Our rates are affordable and vary depending on length of stay and season. The home (and beach) is 'pet friendly' (with non-refundable $100 pet deposit). View our website for current rental rate card along with our rental terms & conditions. There are no additional charges other than 9% state sales tax. We are currently not set up for credit cards, but personal checks are fine. This home is owner managed (not by a rental company).

We appreciate you considering the Blue Whale Inn for your next vacation and look forward to hearing from you!

PLEASE VIEW OUR WEBSITE LISTED BELOW FOR MORE PICTURES, VIDEO AND DETAILED RENTAL RATES. -

Please contact John Summers Matthews for more information and availability.


Keywords: Beach House

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                25...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                Lots of games, books and videos for kids...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Smoking allowed on deck...moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                $100 additional fee for pets. Beach is 'pet friendly' :-)...moreless

              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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              • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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              • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • King size bed (1) Upstairs in loft BR w/seating area, Queen size Bed (1) in BR2, Queen Futon in living room, Twin beds (2) in BR 3....moreless

              Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Bathroom 2: toilet

                Upstairs in loft bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 1: shower

                Completely renovated bathroom with custom tile/stone shower...moreless

              • Recently renovated bathroom on main level with large custom 'walk in' tile shower. Additional shower on outside deck....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network 250+ channels w/HBO and XM satelite radio w/speakers on deck...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library

              Theme

                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View
                  • Ocean View:

                    Directly across from the Gulf w/great ocean views (close enough to hear the surf). Direct public access to beach in front of the house (across the street)....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking:

                    Parking for 2 cars under house and 2 additional in drive...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central AC & heat...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    With extra pillows and blankets...moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Land line is available for emergency calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    With laundry detergent provided...moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free WiFi is usually available from several nearby sources...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Full selection of pots, pans,bakeware and extras....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Full selection of dishes, glassware & utensils. Top of the line KitchenAid blender (for perfect margaritas)....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    With dishwashing detergent provided...moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Tile counter tops...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    All the basics, including: extra trash can liners, sope/shampoo, laundry & dishwasher detergent, cleaning supplies & more....moreless

                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony off upstairs loft overlooking living room downstairs...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck with great view of the Gulf of Mexico w/deck furniture...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Pool / Spa

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Season 2C
                      Sep 14 - Nov 8, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      Season 2D
                      Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      Season 2E
                      Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      Season 2A
                      Feb 21 - Feb 27, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      Season 1B
                      Feb 28 - Apr 11, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,300
                      Season 2B
                      Apr 12 - May 23, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,000
                      Season 1 (prime)
                      May 24 - Sep 12, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $1,300
                      My Standard Rate
                      5 night min stay
                      $200
                      $1,190 $2,550
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      50% deposit due when reservation is made. Balance due 10 days prior to arrival. Personal checks accepted.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
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                      Location

                      65 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Tallahassee, FL
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1995

                      About the owner: We live in Tallahassee, FL We've owned this cottage for 20 years and have many wonderful memories of fun times with friends and family!

                      Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches:
                      LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Links to more information:

                       

                      Photos

                      • Blue Whale Inn

                        Blue Whale Inn

                      • Blue Whale Inn living room

                        Blue Whale Inn living room

                      • Blue Whale Inn loft bed room (w/seating area)

                        Blue Whale Inn loft bed room (w/seating area)

                      • The beach across the street from the house

                        The beach across the street from the house

                      • The Bunk Room (with twin beds)

                        The Bunk Room (with twin beds)

                      • 'Palm Bedroom' w/queen bed

                        'Palm Bedroom' w/queen bed

                      • Flags flying proud on the front deck (we have many for you to choose from)

                        Flags flying proud on the front deck (we have many for you to choose from)

                      • Hall leading from living room to bedrooms.

                        Hall leading from living room to bedrooms.

                      • Laundry room

                        Laundry room

                      • Kitchen counter w/Kitchen-Aid toaster.

                        Kitchen counter w/Kitchen-Aid toaster.

                      • Another side shot of The Blue Whale Inn (with our new steel roof).

                        Another side shot of The Blue Whale Inn (with our new steel roof).

                      • Hot Tub Fun!!

                        Hot Tub Fun!!

                      • Gulf view from deck

                        Gulf view from deck

                      • Blue Whale Inn kitchen

                        Blue Whale Inn kitchen

                      • New tile shower!!

                        New tile shower!!

                      • Stairs to loft bedroom

                        Stairs to loft bedroom

                      • Additional photo of 'Palm Room'

                        Additional photo of 'Palm Room'

                      • Front shot of BWI from deck

                        Front shot of BWI from deck

                      • Another shot of the front of the Whale.

                        Another shot of the front of the Whale.

                      • Microwave, coffee maker & Kitchen-Aid professional blender.

                        Microwave, coffee maker & Kitchen-Aid professional blender.

                      • Side view of house from sand dunes next door.

                        Side view of house from sand dunes next door.

                      • Family Fun on SGI @ BWI :-)

                        Family Fun on SGI @ BWI :-)

                      • State of Florida Business License.

                        State of Florida Business License.

                      VRBO #164906

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

                      $143 - $200 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 0.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                      Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 10/23/2014
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                      (850) 942-9400 (Florida, USA)

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