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Recent St. George Island reviews

  • Beautiful!

    "Tim, what a beautiful time we had staying in your home. I arrived after dark and the following morning was so excited to look off the back deck to the beauty that is there. It's a very comfortable place to stay. If you should make internet available, we would like to visit again next year. Thanks so much for being so congenial and easy to work with!"
    Guest: John Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
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  • Comfortable

    "Hakuna Matata is the ultimate laid back beach house. Large, spacious....lotsa elbow room....best back porch ever...stargazing....milky way...kids loved the hammock...beach fire??? Try that in Destin...fresh fish grilled at the beach...surf fishing...fried shrimp on the back porch...white sand clear water....chillin all day....tired children...happy wife!"
    Guest: Tom Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • Fabulous house!

    "What a perfect house for a big family gathering! We celebrated Thanksgiving with our kids and grandkids in this beautiful house and made memories we'll never forget. The property was everything it was advertised to be and the owners were so personable in showing us around when we arrived. The house was clean, well equipped, and had so much to offer. Our grandkids had such fun playing in the shallows looking for shells, etc and digging in the sand beach. It was too cold for swimming but the pool looked very inviting anyway! We had a great time exploring the island on bicycles and walking the couple of blocks across the island to the Gulf beach. All of our family want to make this a place we return to. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home Mr. and Mrs. Brooks!"
    Guest: Mary R. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 8, 2014
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  • All it was cracked up to be (and more) for a family of 6

    "We had a beautiful, first-time vacation on Saint George Island from Illinois and thoroughly enjoyed our accommodations at the Paradise Bungalow. It was clean and well-maintained and best of all -- RIGHT ON THE BEACH FOR CHEAP!! There are certainly fancier places to pick from, but at this price, we were thrilled with how nice it was and with its location. It is a stone's throw from the Gulf and right in the center of the Island and for us, we were glad we picked the Gulf side rather than the Bay side. It was great to be able to just dip in and out of the Gulf throughout the day and send the kids down to the beach where we could still see them (JR High and HS aged). My ONLY negative for the Bungalow was that we could smell a pet odor when we first came in since it was all closed up and the air was off. After the A/C was running for a few hours though we could no longer smell it at all. All 6 of us fit just fine (manageable with one bathroom for a week). The kids said their beds were all comfortable, as was the master bed. The Wi-Fi was fast and dependable. We saw lots of dolphin, all kinds of crabs, star fish, and sea snails. We were also lucky enough to be there when the conservation folks checked a hatched sea turtle nest and got to see them rescue two little survivors! We snorkeled and kayaked over in Port St. Joe and looked all around Apalachicola which are both nearby. FYI, there is a Dollar General nearby for anything you might forget. We felt like we had the beach to ourselves for the most part. To say it was not crowded would be a huge understatement. It was too hot the week we were there to rent bikes to go the four miles to the State Park, but we drove over there and swam and it is pristine. We actually preferred the beach right in front of our own place though! The water was warm, but refreshing and the food on the Island was very good. We ate at BJ's Pizza and the Beach Pit. We had a really great time, and would pick the exact same place again now that we have seen everything first hand."
    Guest: Kim H. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 16, 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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