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Recent St. George Island reviews

  • spring break 2015

    "The location is great, close to the beach. Had a little trouble with the heated pool but it was resolved (we were there early in the season). The house is large and roomy. The outside furniture and some of the inside furniture was a little worn but was decent, bedrooms were very nice and the beds were comfortable. Everything was very clean and neat. All in all our vacation was great and I would recommend this house to a large family, there were 9 of us and there was plenty of room."
    Guest: best family vacation Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 7, 2015
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  • Would love to be there still!

    "We stayed in Chasing Pirates for a month recently. This home is the best I've stayed in on St George. It has a home like atmosphere that is unusual in a rental. The furniture was extremely comfortable and interior decor is beautiful. We enjoyed the well equipped kitchen and the bedrooms were comfortable and storage was great. Short walk to the beach and the beach view from the house is totally unobstructed. We saw many beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the comfortable porches. I honestly can't say enough nice things about this home. You can certainly feel the pride that the owner has put into this beach house."
    Guest: Dot W Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
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  • Wonderful beach, great family time

    "We are a family of 8 adults and one dog that had a fantastic time! A very beautiful home that has plenty of room and privacy with 5 bedrooms and 4 & 1/2 baths. We are from Tampa and drove over 5 hours (passing lots of beaches) to get here and so glad we did! Very peaceful, private, rustic beach (no speed boats, jet skis, no planes flying over with ad banners, no condos or high rise hotels). The home was beautifully decorated and provided everything we needed other than food. We prepared every meal for 5 days and had plenty of dishes, pots & pans. Ping pong was fun in the evenings. The young adults loved the kayak and even took a bike ride to the light house & museum one afternoon; and We took a short walk to the state park along the beach another afternoon. We all agreed that what we will miss most is having every meal together (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on the porch listening to the waves, the gentle breeze and the wonderful view. Lots to do, but everything felt relaxed and slow...the perfect vacation. Also, you can view the sunrise & sunset from the upper porch! Sissel, the owner was excellent to work with and provided quick responses to each of my questions/emails. FYI: bring groceries with you, as the only local market on the island is very expensive with limited choices!"
    Guest: Connie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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  • St. George Island and the Island Dream is the perfect combination.

    "This was absolutely the best vacation ever. St. George Island was recommended by a family member and they were right. Island Dream was the best bargain on the island. Literally steps to the beach. When we weren't on the beach, we were on the screened-in porch looking at the Gulf of Mexico. Everything we could ask for was furnished. All we had to do is show up and enjoy. And enjoy we did !!! The owners were so gracious and charming. The perfect vacation combination. We will return to St. George Island and we will stay at the Island Dream next year."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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St. George Island Travel Tips

Just off of Florida's Gulf Coast you'll find St. George Island, a serene 28-mile stretch filled with unspoiled beaches and natural beauty, amazing fishing opportunities and the cool, laid-back lifestyle synonymous with island living.

This Floridian island won't be overly crowded, so you don't have to worry about sharing your perfect spot of sand. You can truly relax as you enjoy the gorgeous blue water, peaceful waves and warm breezes. Fishermen (and women) will find ample opportunities to cast a line and possibly hook speckled trout, redfish, whiting, flounder, snapper, grouper, mackerel and many more species of fish from around the shores and piers.

St. George Island also boasts plenty of nature to explore, whether you want to plan group hikes, bike rides or animal watching. From parks to marshes, there are tons of places to see local flora and fauna. For indoor fun, the island offers excellent shopping options for some retail therapy or to find the perfect souvenir in addition to delectable dining options where fresh seafood is a must and a thrilling nightlife where you can enjoy your favorite libation at a local bar, listen to live music and dance the night away.

Things to Do on St. George Island

Cape St. George Light and Keeper's House Museum: Learn about a bit of the island's history at the Cape St. George Light, a 72-foot brick lighthouse. The original structure stood for 153 years until it fell in 2005, but it was restored in 2008. Today visitors can climb the 92 steps to the top of the light and check out the unbeatable bird's eye view. Next to the lighthouse you'll find a replica of the original Keeper's House that's now a museum and gift shop. Inside you can see exhibits about the history of the lighthouse as well as a collection of artifacts. There's even an audio-visual interactive archive where you can check out videos, documents and photographs.

Sea Oats Art Gallery: Art lovers will want to plan a trip to the Sea Oats Art Gallery, which opened in 1996 and features the largest collection of art on the Forgotten Coast from local artists and craftspeople. The selections are constantly evolving, and there are currently about 80 artists showing their work throughout the space. As you peruse the gallery you may get the chance to meet a local artist or craftsperson dropping off their latest work, all of which reflects the island lifestyle. If you're interested in making art, the gallery also hosts workshops throughout the year.

St. George Island Public Beach: At least one day (or many) at the beach is a must when visiting this Florida spot, and St. George Island Public Beach is a great option. It's easily accessible and offers stunning views. Find the perfect place to lay down your beach towel and settle in to soak up the sun, catch up on a hard-to-put-down book, build the world's best sandcastle, throw the Frisbee. Dive right in the warm waters for a swim or try and catch a wave. Not only is the beach user-friendly, but there are pavilions for a delicious picnic, a playground for the kids and a ball court. You're sure to enjoy a lovely day filled with tons of fun. You'll also be able to see the lighthouse from the beach.

St. George Island State Park: To spend some quality time in nature, head to St. George Island State Park where you can enjoy a day of outdoor activities including boating, kayaking, hiking, canoeing, swimming and more. Paddle out onto the waters or grab a map and plan out an exhilarating hike. No matter what you do, keep an eye for the local wildlife, including turtles and birds. When you need to refuel, the park offers picnic areas with grills for a delectable meal al fresco.

Dining on St. George Island

Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe: Dining out while on vacation is always a joy because you get to experience to the local flavors of the place you're visiting. For exceptional fresh seafood and amazing water views, head to Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe. Dine on the outdoor decks, or if it's too hot, take your meal in the air-conditioned dining room. The cafe is right on the beach, making it a perfect place to sip a fruity daiquiri, pina colada or other beverage. Some menu favorites include conch fritters, seafood gumbo, stuffed grouper and crab cakes. Meat lovers have plenty of options as well including steaks, chicken and burgers. After your meal, you can rent a jet ski and have some fun on the water.

Harry A’s: Another great dining option is Harry A's where you can get breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late-night snack. It's a laid-back place and they even have a kid's menu for the little ones. Some top dishes here include oysters, sandwiches, pizza, salads and, of course, the catch of the day. Dine inside or out on the patio.

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