A Dream to Sea - Spectacular, Upscaled Gulf Front Home, 5BR/5.5BA, Sleeps 16

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A Dream To Sea, a Tuscan Style Beauty!


Last updated: 10/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Attention renters: All valid contracts must be executed by STELLA DOWLING (the sole owner of this home).

This spacious custom home offers all of the amenities needed for a dream vacation by the sea! A beautifully luxurious home, A Dream To Sea boasts 5 bedrooms, all with their own en-suite bathroom, beachfront view and access to a Gulf front deck—a great option for a large family vacation or business retreat!

The living area is located on the 1st level of our upscale beach home. The open living/dining/kitchen concept is great for entertaining large groups and allows families to stay connected to create memories that will last a lifetime. The living room offers comfortable seating after a long day at the beach, where you can relax as you recount the day’s activities or indulge in a movie on the large flat panel TV. A gas fireplace provides heartwarming ambiance during the colder months and large sliding glass doors invite you back to the beach with their incredible views of shimmering Gulf waters.

The modern kitchen is a chef’s dream with a 5 burner stove, oven, microwave, full size refrigerator, 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers! A separate ice maker, quality cookware and plenty of kitchen and eating utensils add to the amazing convenience of this top notch kitchen. Granite countertops and a tiled backsplash add to the feel of luxury beach living.

The large dining table seats up to 10 for an inclusive dining experience with a Gulf view. Additional seating for 5 is available at the breakfast bar or you may prefer to enjoy your meals on the covered deck.

A warm and inviting King bedroom is also located on the 1st Level, with access to the beachfront covered deck and a private bathroom with tiled shower.

The 2nd level offers 3 bedrooms: the Bunk bedroom has 2 double bunk beds, sleeping up to 4 persons each (for a total of 8) and would work well for adults or children. A sliding glass door opens to the sundeck with more breathtaking Gulf views and the private bath has both a full size bathtub and stand up shower. The spacious King bedroom has 2 sliding glass doors which open to the Gulf front sundeck and a private bath with tiled shower completes the suite. The Queen bedroom also has Gulf front sundeck access and a private bath with full size bathtub and tiled shower. The laundry room is also located on this level with HE washer, dryer, sink and beach towels available for your use.

The King Master Suite is located on the 3rd level of our home, where panoramic beach and Gulf views are abound! The large, four-poster bed denotes a feeling of royalty as you delight your senses in the calming hues and décor of this comfortably designed bedroom. A mini-fridge and convenient single-cup coffee maker allow you to begin your day of leisure without disturbing the household below. Additional features include a walk-in closet and large private bath with garden tub, 2 sinks and tiled shower with 2 shower heads. A 50’ wall mounted flat panel TV, oversized reading chair and work desk with complimentary computer and printer use are just a few of the personal touches that may have you spending most of your time indoors! The private, covered balcony will beckon you back to the beach as you watch the waves wash upon the shore from your personal piece of paradise.

Glass railings on 3 Gulf front decks provide an unobstructed view and comfortable deck seating will entice you to spend quality time in the calming Gulf breezes with family and friends and is a great way to greet the morning sunrise. A unique feature on the island, the large, landscaped lawn provides additional space to play as well as 2 park-style charcoal grills. An enclosed hot & cold outdoor shower and fish cleaning sink for those avid fishermen are available in the carport area and the private beach boardwalk just steps away will lead you to the white sandy beaches of St. George Island.

The private swimming pool is a desirable place to relax in the sunshine with spacious decking and comfortable furniture and can be heated for an additional fee (some restrictions apply). Pool floats, toys and beach gear are also available for your use.

Additional amenities include an elevator which reaches the 2nd level as well as plenty of DVDs, games, puzzles and cards for the young at heart.

So if you are looking for the dream vacation you won't be disappointed with 'A Dream To Sea' located on beautiful St. George Island, Florida!




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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum renting age is 25 years old. We cater to responsible adults and family groups, no house parties....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Violations are subject to damage costs and possible eviction with no refund of rent...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    1st Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 4 double

    2nd Level, 4 Double Bunk Beds-sleeps up to 8...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king

    2nd Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    2nd Level...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    3rd Level...moreless

  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom and Gulf front deck access! King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2) 2 sets of full-sized bunk beds capable of sleeping 2 adults/children in each bed - for a total of 8...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    1st Level King Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    2nd Level Bunk Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    2nd Level King Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub, shower

    2nd Level Queen Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, tub, shower

    3rd Level Master (King) Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet

    1st Level, off kitchen...moreless

  • A convenient 1/2 bath is located on the 1st level, just off of the kitchen. Each bedroom has a private bathroom....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Available in main living room and 3rd floor Master bedroom....moreless

  • Games:

    Plenty of games to enjoy on those occasional rainy days!...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (6) For your convenience, there is a TV in every bedroom plus 1 in living room. The 3rd floor Master bedroom boasts 50 inch flat screen!...moreless

  • Video Library:

    We provide a large selection of DVDs for your enjoyment. On Demand movies available to order via cable company (additional fee)...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Oceanfront:

    Views of the Gulf from every bedroom. Located just feet from the water!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Open concept dining, table seats up to 10 with additional bar seating for 5...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat & Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat & Air...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Upgraded Linens...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2 Dishwashers...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen, providing all of your basic needs. An open kitchen concept makes cooking the local seafood fare a delight! 2 sinks and 2 dishwashers make cleanup for a large group a breeze!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    The 3rd floor master offers a private, covered balcony with seating. The best view in the house!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 floors of decks with glass panel railings provide gorgeous, unobstructed beach and Gulf views! A true highlight of our beautiful home! Each deck is tiled and furnished. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    One of the few homes with a large, sodded lawn. A great alternative for the kiddos to run and play!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 Park-style charcoal grills...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Heated Upon Request, $250 + tax fee per week...moreless



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

Winter 2015
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
3 night min stay
Christmas & New Years 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

Winter 2016
Jan 9 - Feb 26, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring 2016
Feb 27 - Mar 11, 2016
3 night min stay
Spring Break 2016
Mar 12 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2016
Apr 9 - May 27, 2016
3 night min stay
Summer 2016
May 28 - Aug 5, 2016
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2016
Aug 6 - Nov 6, 2016
3 night min stay
Winter 2016
Nov 7 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
5 night min stay
Winter 2016
Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016
3 night min stay
Christmas & New Years 2016
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rates subject to change until confirmed with payment.

Pool heat available for $250 + 9% tax per week.

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Last updated: 10/28/2015
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Eddy Teach's Raw Bar & Harry A's
31 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. James Bay Golf Club
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe
St. George Island
Nearest Beach
St. George Island!

A Dream To Sea is located on the East End of St. George Island, where public beach access is minimal-which means plenty of uncrowded beach for you and your family!

The Dr. Julian G. Bruce St. George Island State Park is located just 2 miles East, where you can experience the pristine, natural setting that St. George Island is known for. Camping, two small boat ramps, surf fishing and bird watching are just a few of the opportunities available.

A short 15 minute drive West and over the bridges will take you into historic Apalachicola where you can spend the afternoon experiencing the downtown district along the waterfront with mouth watering local seafood restaurants and beautiful local gift and specialty stores. Beautiful historic homes, museums and art galleries make this small fishing town a must see!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: Currently we reside in Roswell, Georgia. We love watching college football, cooking and spending time at home, either in Roswell or at St. George Island. NOTE* The map is incorrectly marked. Our home is to the lower left of the marked area.

Why the Owner Chose St. George Island:
Avid Florida State University football fans, we chose this location due to its proximity to Tallahassee, which is only 75 miles away. We love the idea that there are bike paths on the island and are designated for bikers and walkers. Small family style restaurants make it fun to dine out in a casual setting and the oysters are the best in the US! We fell in love with the quaintness of this island and the beautiful waters on the Gulf of Mexico.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
While staying at A Dream To Sea, we love to visit Appalchicola for their famous oysters on the half shell. We also enjoy the offseason having quiet walks on the beach. Unlike Panama City, Florida and Destin, Florida, St. George Island offers a family type atmosphere and is never crowded even during the summer months. This is not a 'Spring Break' destination if you are looking for a party yet it offers enough activities that most families will enjoy spending a break away from home here.

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  • A Dream To Sea, a Tuscan Style Beauty!

    A Dream To Sea, a Tuscan Style Beauty!

  • Kitchen with Bar Seating for 5

    Kitchen with Bar Seating for 5

  • Master on main level, king sized bed

    Master on main level, king sized bed

  • King sized bed

    King sized bed

  • Master Bedroom on 3rd floor, king sized bed, AMAZING view!

    Master Bedroom on 3rd floor, king sized bed, AMAZING view!

  • Private Pool, paver decking

    Private Pool, paver decking

  • 1st Level Open Living Area

    1st Level Open Living Area

  • Open Concept Dining Table Seats 10

    Open Concept Dining Table Seats 10

  • Full sized bunk beds 
(sleeps 2 on top and bottom)

    Full sized bunk beds (sleeps 2 on top and bottom)

  • Queen sized bed

    Queen sized bed

  • Master Bathroom on 3rd floor

    Master Bathroom on 3rd floor

  • Back of Home, Private Decks, large sodded backyard

    Back of Home, Private Decks, large sodded backyard

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, November 22, 2015

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St. George Island #386123

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