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Recent St. George Island reviews

  • What a great place to stay

    "We just returned from our trip to St George and Flying High. Everything was perfect! Your description says the kitchen is well stocked; that does not do it justice. The house was just the right size giving amble room to spread out. We cooked, enjoyed the views, the pool and beach. None of our group wanted to leave. All of the outdoor living areas are fabulous. It was a perfect week and we thank you! We hope to return again next fall."
    Guest: Joan R. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 2, 2014
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  • Great weekend getaway condo!

    "The condo was clean and perfectly located. The living room furniture was comfortable as were the beds. The kitchen is, indeed, well stocked and in perfect working order. There was plenty of room to find a lounge chair at the pool even during spring break. We have wonderful weather and the kids loved freezing in the ocean riding their boogie boards."
    Guest: Cheryl Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 8, 2015
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  • Wonderful open spaces for family fun! Could easliy be a 5 star!

    "Most of all we thoroughly enjoyed our week in this spacious home with a 2 min. walk to the beautiful beach. Our grand kids enjoyed the pool in the evening and all of us got in the nicely private and screened in hot tub at least once to relax. All the beds were nice and comfy with nice bedding and ample room in each including the bunk room. The lay out of the house suited us very well with one family with 4 kids on the west end, the other with one kid on the east end and us, the grand parents on the first floor in the master (hey we paid for it we get the master!). The kitchen had plenty of pots and pans, toaster, crock pot and mixer, etc. The washer and dryer are large which cut down on our number of loads giving us more time on the beach. The screened in outside table and chairs gave us a great place to sort our voluminous shell treasures and to do some beach crafts. We enjoyed the beautiful sunrises from the open front porch. We prepared all our meals in the home except for one dinner out at the Blue Parrot. The food there was really good and we loved the outside atmosphere. The only negatives that warranted 4 stars instead of a 5 is that; the house wasn't well cleaned, sand on the couch cushions, mold in the shower, floors not sweep and vacuumed well and kitchen sink in need of some scrubbing. The kids would have enjoyed some pool/beach toys and we even had to purchase salt and pepper as well as dish washing soap as there were none provided. No hair dryers. Also there is no internet service after about 8pm which our guys saw as a definite disadvantage when watching a football game in the evening. We grilled out some but sure would have preferred a gas grill with a cover over instead of charcoal and unable to be used on the two rainy evenings. There are 3 places to buy groceries but stock up before you arrive since the selection is limited and prices high. There's also not a ton of beach activities at "our beach" which us girls liked but the guys were a little bored. The wave running was helpful and since it was off season the cost was reduced from $100/hr to $150/2hrs (but they had to ask for it!). All in all I would stay here again in a heart beat since the lay out was exactly suited for our family. We stay in different beach houses each year from Destin, Crystal Beach, Sea Grove etc and this one was the one I liked the best. Even though I mentioned negative aspects they were all pretty minor in the scheme of things."
    Guest: jo Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 2014
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  • Highly Recommend!!

    "I rented this house for my wife's 40th birthday celebration. She invited 12 of her "closest friends"! Thunderstruck was more than large enough to accommodate this group. I loved the fact that all of the beds were either twin, queens, or kings........no bunk beds for the adult guests! The house was very well furnished, all the way down to the bicycles. My wife's favorite part was the Tiki Bar! I agree with the previous reviews, the pictures really don't do the house justice. At first I was a little leery of dealing with a property owner so far away, but trust me, Rich was very available and always responsive to any question I had. The on-site property manager was also very helpful. We will definitely rent Thunderstruck again!!"
    Guest: Moose Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 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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