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1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly

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Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool


Last updated: 01/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Gulf Beaches house description


Beautiful, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Comfortable, private home, ranch style home, (three steps up) with delightful, updated and well kept interior. This popular rental has Lush landscaping, Butterfly Garden, and Private Pool. Wrap Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching, and afternoon dining. Kitchen, decks, and sunporch affords view of Gulf of Mexico. Sunporch is a great place to read the paper, a good book, and have that morning cup of of coffee.
Futon and day bed are available for guests.

Island bike path crosses rear of property and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing etc. Beach walkover is directly across from home.

Kitchen is furnished with everything you could possibly need to cook up fresh Florida Seafood. Cookbooks and menus from local restaurants in Home Notebook.
Wireless Internet Access.
Pets Allowed. 2 Pets Maximum.

Please visit our online Guest Book to see what everyone has to say about Sandpiper Cottage. The guest book is a great way to find out what everyone else has enjoyed doing while visiting the island.

In 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination-Architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip-only 2 other Florida cities share this honor, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shopping, eating, and touring the historic district of old Florida.
Visit the State Park on St George for fishing, shelling, and picnics.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Pet friendly-but please obey leash laws and pickup after your pet. Wrap deck has locking gates for children and pets. ...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

              • Convertible bed(s)


              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


              • Daybed: 2 twin/ single

                daybed with trundle located in Family room...moreless

              • Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                located on Sunporch, lots of windows has no heating/cooling...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed/daybed in family room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon on Sunporch....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only. ...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

                small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only. no tub...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • 4 Lounge Chairs, 2 Outdoor Dining Tables w/ Umbrella, Very nice Fish Cleaning Sink on Property, phone, 4 Ceiling Fans, Linens Always Provided. High Speed Internet available, Pool can be heated for a fee, *Bikes and Floats not provided, but occasionally there will be floats left from previous guests. Located 3 blocks from commercial area. Bikes can be rented on island....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Board Games, Puzzles...moreless

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:


                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    3, dvd player, small stereo / cd player/ radio...moreless


                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

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

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Beach View:

                    1st Tier Property, Right Across From Beach and Walkover...moreless

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Ocean View:

                    1st Tier Property -Right Across from Beach and Walkover....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    table seats 4, bar seats 4 Outdoor/Patio dining table seats 4...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:


                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Heating:


                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Towels provided, privately cleaned, beds made, all linens provided. Vacuum in laundry room....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Family Room open to Kitchen-over looks pool decking and view to beach....moreless

                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    parking pad 3 to 4 cars or 2 cars & 1 boat...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    generous parking available...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                    RVs, Boats, & Trailer allowed....moreless

                  • Telephone:


                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    If needed, guest to supply their own beach towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Heavy duty pots and pans, knife block, variety of utensils, barware, Fiesta Ware dinnerware, Cuisinart Flatware, 2 coffee makers, toaster, electric fryer, slow cooker, festive serving dishes, variety of baking dishes....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Various, chef knives, serving dishes, ......moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Well Equipped Kitchen is open to Family room....moreless

                  • Lobster Pot
                  • Microwave


                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Wrap Sundeck with dining table, umbrella, and additional seating. Great place for star gazing. Sundeck overlooks private pool and additional decks....moreless

                  • Fish Cleaning Table
                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Landscaped and fairly private...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Open style park grill...moreless

                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Walkway To Water
                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    Property & pool nicely landscaped for privacy with 4 poolside lounge chairs, poolside dining table, additional dining table on sundeck. Deck Umbrella. Pool Heated for a fee-$250. per week or prorated-...moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 22 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter Low Season
                      Jan 5 - Feb 27, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      $1,428 $2,801
                      Spring Mid Season
                      Feb 28 - Mar 13, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Spring High Season
                      Mar 14 - Apr 12, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Spring Mid Season
                      Apr 13 - May 22, 2015
                      4 night min stay

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

                      Summer Mid Season
                      Aug 8 - Nov 29, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Winter Low Season
                      Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2015
                      4 night min stay

                      Holiday Mid Season
                      Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                      4 night min stay

                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Taxes Included


                      Published Rates Include All Taxes, Fees, Cleaning


                      3 OPTIONAL FEES

                      POOL HEAT

                      TRAVELERS INSURANCE

                      2 PETS AT NO COST-ADD'L PETS $109 EACH

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                      Last updated: 01/28/2015
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      70 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Eddie Teach's
                      16 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      St. James Bay Golf Resort
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy 98
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      BJs Pizza and Sub

                      Car: Necessary

                      State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Rent Bikes, Scooters, Golfcarts, Golf at St James Bay-approx 25 to 30 minutes east on Hwy 98 or Port St. Joe Country Club.


                      Manager info

                      Year Purchased: 2001

                      About: Sandpiper Cottage was built in the early 1970s by 2 brothers to share with their growing families. The door frame to the laundry room has the names, dates, and heights of all of their children. When we purchased Sandpiper our children's info was also added, along with a few of our 4-legged family members. Their family continues to travel to St. George Island and we are honored that they still stay in Sandpiper when they visit. Our family purchased Sandpiper Cottage in 2001, we have had fun making Sandpiper Cottage our own. The pool and landscape was the first large project we tackled. When we purchased the cottage, I could not wait for the day I could change the outside color from that 'crazy pink' to a more subdued color. However, that day came in 2008 and we just could not make ourselves change the color, in fact, we chose a color called Caribbean Coral-we always tell folks to look for the pink house with a green roof on East 5th! We consider Sandpiper Cottage a true Florida cottage, and unfortunately there are few of these homes left. But don't let the age fool you, all of the systems have been replaced, along with new ductwork, flooring, furniture(inside & out), and of course paint.

                      Why Gulf Beaches:
                      Growing up on the Georgia coast a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about being mowed over by traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area, we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her travels to her 2nd home on Dog Island Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal. How great was that!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Sandpiper Cottage is on a corner lot, it is positioned across from a beach right of way that cannot be built upon. You walk out the door, down the walkway, cross the street and you are on the dune walkover. There is not a home to our right, left, or behind Sandpiper. The island bike path conveniently crosses the rear of our property-it is great for walking pets, early morning runs, and of course sight seeing on your bike. If you don't bring your bike, you can always rent one while on the island. If you get a chance, during your visit, check out the sunsets on the west end of the island, on the bay side.

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                      Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                      • Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool

                        Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool

                      • WELCOME TO SANDPIPER    COTTAGE

                        WELCOME TO SANDPIPER COTTAGE

                      • Wrap Deck -Beach View

                        Wrap Deck -Beach View

                      • Sitting Area in Family Room

                        Sitting Area in Family Room

                      • WEST BEDROOM

                        WEST BEDROOM

                      • EAST BEDROOM QUEEN

                        EAST BEDROOM QUEEN

                      • EAST BEDROOM

                        EAST BEDROOM



                      • Walkway to Beach

                        Walkway to Beach

                      • Dune Walkover

                        Dune Walkover

                      • Sandpiper Cottage, Corner Property with direct access to Beach and Walkover

                        Sandpiper Cottage, Corner Property with direct access to Beach and Walkover

                      • landscape surrounds private pool with nice view

                        landscape surrounds private pool with nice view

                      • BREAKFAST BAR AND KITCHEN AREA

                        BREAKFAST BAR AND KITCHEN AREA

                      • Family Room Opens To Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Dining Table

                        Family Room Opens To Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Dining Table

                      • WEST BEDROOM QUEEN

                        WEST BEDROOM QUEEN

                      • West Bedroom

                        West Bedroom

                      • EAST BEDROOM QUEEN

                        EAST BEDROOM QUEEN

                      • DAYBED WITH TRUNDLE

                        DAYBED WITH TRUNDLE

                      • Wrap Deck Overlooks Pool and Butterfly Garden

                        Wrap Deck Overlooks Pool and Butterfly Garden

                      • Evening View

                        Evening View

                      • Quiet, Pet Friendly Beach

                        Quiet, Pet Friendly Beach

                      VRBO #45164

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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

                      $204 - $358 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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