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Two bedroom, Two bath home on 8 foot pilings located on a half acre lot covered with island oak trees . Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico or step right out to the paved walking path for an early morning run or leisurely stroll with coffee in hand.
One queen size bed in master bedroom and a full size bed and a twin sized bed in second bedroom. Queen size sofa bed is available in the great room if needed. A spacious home for four but can be used by six if needed, but not recommended.
Bathrooms have tile floors, full bath tub with showers. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is available and great for use when coming off the beach or coming in from a day of fishing.
Full kitchen with cooking/eating bar 4' by 8' that seats eight comfortably. Jenn-Aire cook top fully equipted with two stove top burners and a full grill with inside exhaust. Dish washer, garbage disposal, and refrigerator with ice maker round out the fixed appliances. Coffee maker, blender, portable grill for pancakes, eggs, and the like, electric can opener, low country boil pans, and two crock pots add to the portable kitchen appliances.
Full china service for 8, ample coffee cups, water glasses, and wine glasses available. Table ware for 16. All other kitchen hardware available.
NO SMOKING PET FRIENDLY BUT, We ask for a $50 pet fee. We have the home pet cleaning after each rental with pets. This involves steam cleaning carpet areas and vacuuming all chairs and sofas. (If your pet is visiting the island, please be familiar with the County Leash Laws)
Other amenities: Flat screen TV in great room with VCR and Stereo, Wall mounted TV in master bedroom, ceiling fans in each room, tile kitchen and bathroom floors, carpet on all other floors, concrete covered parking, fish cleaning sink and multiple outdoor water outlets.
Weber charcoal grill available for outside grilling on paved area.
Spacious (16' by 16') partially covered deck off the front of the great room and (16' by 8') deck off the back of the kitchen.
Well decorated with area pictures and appropriate decorative furniture. (full sofa, love seat, recliner, coffee table, book shelves, chair side tables, and coffee table) Full blinds on all windows.
Thanksgiving Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015 8 night min stay
$775 flat fee
Christmas Dec 19 - Dec 26, 2015 8 night min stay
$775 flat fee
Early Spring Feb 27 - Mar 18, 2016 7 night min stay
spring break Mar 19 - Apr 8, 2016 7 night min stay
late Spring 2016 Apr 9 - May 20, 2016 7 night min stay
summer 2016 Jun 25 - Aug 12, 2016 7 night min stay
Fall 2016 Aug 13 - Nov 4, 2016 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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A $50 pet fee is necessary for all pets (dogs only) to cover weekly pet fee cleaning. There are no other fees.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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From Tallahassee Take US 319 South to US 98 to East Point turn left on St George Island Causway to dead end on island. Turn right on West Gulf Beach Drive to 8th street. 816 is third house on the left. Enjoy the 5th ranked beach in the US and the quaint fishing villages of Apalachicola and Carrabelle FL. at the mouth of beautiful Apalachicola and Carrabelle Rivers. Pristine open beaches for 13 miles of State Park. Walk the beach with no sign of civilization. Lush saltwater estuaries fed by freshwater rivers. 75 miles of State Forest surrounds mouth of Apalachicola River. New estuary museum is a must to see to enjoy the culture of the island and the nature of the estuary. Crystal clear Port St. Joe Bay full of fish and scallops in the summer. Adjoined by uninhabited St. Vincent island on the west and nearly uninhabited Dog Island to the East. Rated the fifth best beaches in the US. Great local seafood resturants, quaint villages, outstanding gourmet restaurants, the Apalachicola Bay produces 98% of all the oysters harvested in Florida. All seafood is fresh and delicious. Named the forgotten coast, no high rises, less commercialization than Florida beaches near larger cities. A true diamond in the rough. Breath taking sunrises and sunsets. Few lights so stars above the Gulf sea are 100 fold more than you would imagine. Walk the beach at night with the sound of the surf and the magnificent show of the stars. Gentle breezes cool the beach most of the year. Just enough activities to keep the children happy while the family enjoys the true splendor and enjoyment of the beach. Obviously we are in love with the island and the surrounding area, you will be too.
Year Purchased: 1972
About the owner: We have had our home on the island since 1972 when I was a coach and administrator at Florida State University. Our children were raised on the island (we spend most weekends here) and they still call it home. We completely remodeled and enlarged the property in the early 2002. It is virtually a new home. We currently live in Statesboro, GA where I have retired as Associate Professor of Sport Law and Athletics Director at Georgia Southern University. I have also retired from my own athletics consulting business am a licensed real estate broker. My wife has retired from being a manager at an electrical coop. We have four children, all married, all college graduates, and all able to pay their own house payments.....We are in love with the island and hope to spend much more time here in our retired years. I am an avid fisherman and can tell you where to fish and when to fish and my wife knows every restaurant and every shop in the area. Please feel free to ask out advice about anything pertaining to your vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches: This property is a stand alone home on pilings located on a half acre lot. We have a view of the gulf and we are a short walk (150 yards approx) from the waters edge. It is super clean and well maintained. Very comfortable for four but can be used for six. We are located less than a mile from the middle of the island and the stores and restaurants. We are located on the walking path that circles the central part of the island.
The Unique Benefits at this House: As a stand alone property, it is peaceful, quiet, and has all the amenities to make you vacation a success. Including WiFi.
The island and the surrounding area is very special,quaint, bountiful, with the most beautiful beaches with the most splender than nature can provide.
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