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Pet-Friendly, Sheltered, Very Spacious Living Area, Near Beach and Town!

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Last updated: 09/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gulf Beaches house description

'Aargh House' - our cedar paradise

The ideal location of this home features both privacy and the convenience to all the island's amenities. Relax in the enclosure of oak, pine and palm, yet still be able bike or walk 3 short blocks to the grocery, restaurants and shops. When it's time for a swim, just slip out your backyard down your private path and shortcut toward the beach which is only a 3-minute walk away.

This uniquely designed, multi-level home is extremely spacious, with a large open living area featuring a hardwood floor, a dramatic vaulted ceiling, skylights, a 46'' HDTV with cable/Blu-ray and comfortable furniture, incl. queen sleeper. If you are cooking in the kitchen, you can still be part of the conversation and fun, as the kitchen is open to the living and dining area. Enjoy your meals indoors or out, as the tiled dining room opens onto a large 40' X 12' sun-drenched, partially covered deck equipped for ultimate relaxation and sun worshiping. If it gets too hot there, simply take a break and relax in the palm tree shaded hammock in the tree grove next to the bbq pit.

Up three steps from the living area are two spacious bedrooms (queen beds) with 32' HDTVs/DVDs and shared bathroom in the hallway. Up the flight of stairs is the light-filled master bedroom and bath. Have a glass of wine on your private deck with its view of the Gulf, then keep your sliding screened door open and let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep.

The very private outdoor hot-and-cold shower is great after a day at the beach, or just for cooling off.

Make sure you bring Rover to this pet friendly home. He'll enjoy relaxing in his 10' x 10' covered outdoor pen after a run on the beach. (A $300 security deposit is required, refunded within 48 hours if a common sense pet policy is followed.)

Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip. In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola a Distinctive Destination: architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 2 other Florida cities share this distinction, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shop, eat, and tour this historic district of old Florida.

Keywords: Sheltered, pet-friendly, conveniently located, close to beach and bay

Property Type

  • House
  • 1860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

            St. George is the rare place that allows dogs on the beach! Max. 2, must register at time of booking....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be at least 25 years old to sign rental agreement...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • In master bedroom: toilet, shower

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          • There is a hot/cold outdoor shower in back of house

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Galley kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space, new Jen-Air ceramic cooktop/convection oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle, blender, plenty of dishes, pots and pans......moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Side-by-side ref/freezer with filtered water dispenser and ice-maker...moreless

          • Stove:

            New Jen-Air downdraft...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Well-stocked...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well-stocked...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Dining
          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Freezer
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Parking Off Street:

            Ample parking for multiple vehicles in circular driveway AND side access driveway...moreless

          • Covered Parking:

            Directly under the home...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            New - full-size Maytag...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            New - full-size Maytag...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            New central air/heat...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Yes!...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • 10' x 10' outdoor dog pen; fish-cleaning station; outdoor hot/cold shower; ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                4 HDTVs: 46' (lr), 40' (master br), 32' (2 other bedrooms); Blu-ray in living room; DVDs in all 3 bedrooms...moreless

              • Books
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Telephone:

                2 - living area and master bedroom...moreless

              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                House length deck on south side with access from the living area....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public courts in Apalachicola. Two tennis racquets available....moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Wood Deck

              Theme

              • Family
              • Away From It All

              Location & View

                  Activities

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Laundromat
                  • Churches
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Forests
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 18 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Aug 9 - Oct 24, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $155
                  $1,015

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Winter 2014/15
                  Oct 25 - Nov 21, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $127
                  $800

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Thanksgiving 2014
                  Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $180
                  $1,170

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Winter 2014/15 cont'd
                  Nov 29 - Dec 19, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $127
                  $800

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Christmas/New Year 2014
                  Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $155
                  $1,015

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Winter 2014/15 cont'd
                  Jan 3 - Feb 20, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $133
                  $840

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Spring 2015
                  Feb 21 - Mar 6, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $189
                  $1,230

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Spring Break 2015
                  Mar 7 - Apr 10, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,460

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Spring 2015 cont'd
                  Apr 11 - May 22, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $189
                  $1,230

                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                  Summer 2015
                  May 23 - Aug 7, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,460
                  Fall 2015
                  Aug 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $163
                  $1,065

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $1 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 9%

                  Notes:

                  If you are bringing pets, an additional $300 refundable security deposit applies to encourage following common-sense pet etiquette.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 09/13/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Tallahassee
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Gulf of Mexico
                  200 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Harry A's

                  Car: Recommended

                  Deep-sea fishing; bay fishing; rent bikes, scooters, golf carts; shelling, oystering on the bay; dolphin watching; a gorgeous State Park... all are part of the St. George experience! Four wheel drive vehicles are permitted beyond the paved roads in the State Park (special permit required) for an adventure through beautiful white sand dunes to great fishing spots. Climb to the top of the historic lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Gulf and Appalachicola Bay. Golf at St James Bay-approx 25 to 30 minutes east on Hwy 98 www.stjamesbay.com or Port St. Joe Country Club...

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: My brother-in-law (a contractor) and my husband and I (grunt labor) bought and renovated this home ourselves. Our family is scattered and we wanted to make a home where we can all get together and relax in the off-season. Life is short, right? The name 'Aargh House' -- yes, ok, beach, ships, pirates -- derived from the fact that during renovation we must have each said 'aargh' about 100 times a day as we searched high and low for misplaced tools, dripped paint and hammered our thumbs. Soon aargh turned into Aargh House which kept us laughing so the name stuck. Aargh House is a very very very fine house.

                  Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches:
                  We had rented houses in St. George a few years in a row and loved the area. So one day we just started looking to buy and this house was a stunning find.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This is an architecturally beautiful home, with vaulted ceilings and skylights on a large lot. Technically, it's a corner lot, but the 'road' that is supposed to lead all the way to the beach is partially grown over and so acts as our second driveway. We carved a private path through it for a quicker walk to the beach.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: german, english

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                  Photos

                  • Back of house

                    Back of house

                  • Front of house

                    Front of house

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • View of kitchen and dining room from living room

                    View of kitchen and dining room from living room

                  • Deck off dining area

                    Deck off dining area

                  • Master bedroom w/ skylight

                    Master bedroom w/ skylight

                  • View from master bedroom balcony with ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

                    View from master bedroom balcony with ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

                  • Bedroom 1

                    Bedroom 1

                  • Bedroom 2

                    Bedroom 2

                  • Tree grove on side of house

                    Tree grove on side of house

                  • Lower entrance

                    Lower entrance

                  • Close up of dog pen.

                    Close up of dog pen.

                  • Front, from circular driveway

                    Front, from circular driveway

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • View of living room from kitchen

                    View of living room from kitchen

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Master bedroom w/ skylight

                    Master bedroom w/ skylight

                  • Balcony off master bedroom

                    Balcony off master bedroom

                  • View through master b/r sliding door w/ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

                    View through master b/r sliding door w/ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

                  • Bedroom 1

                    Bedroom 1

                  • Side of house with fish-cleaning station

                    Side of house with fish-cleaning station

                  • Bedroom 2

                    Bedroom 2

                  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz in the tree grove.  It's a dog's life!

                    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz in the tree grove. It's a dog's life!

                  • Tom with kite. Sunrise on March 18, 2014

                    Tom with kite. Sunrise on March 18, 2014

                  VRBO #404399

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, September 11, 2014

                  $127 - $209 per night (USD)
                  18

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 5-7 nights
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