About the property
- House1950 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)
WATCH THE SUNSET OVER APALACHICOLA BAY!
Everyday discounts: 10% off for 60+ seniors, active or retired military, or repeat renters. I.D. required, offers cannot be combined.
If a swimming pool is important for your vacation, ask for dimensions. Many SGI homes have really tiny swimming pools. See the schematic included with pictures for the exact manufacturer's measurements of our pool. Pool can be heated for additional charge.
***See link to owner's web page below for many more pictures and more information on the house and area.***
Each bedroom is a master suite featuring a private bathroom and a majestic view of the bay and marshes (paradise for bird watchers). Glass doors slide open from each room onto a wrap-around deck with a screened-in porch. There are two separate living areas, a well-equipped kitchen, ceramic tile, and a beautifully landscaped PRIVATE SCREENED POOL overlooking the marshes. Three blocks away (on quiet roads or trails) to the beach, dunes, and tennis courts.
This beautiful bay view house is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac road in the Plantation, a famous, gated community that has preserved the natural beauty of the barrier island. The Plantation has extensive bike trails, two community pools, 3 different tennis courts, and a rock jetty (The Cut) famous for excellent fishing. After a day of outdoor activities, the private screened pool overlooking the marshes will entice you to relax and enjoy the great view and the local bird community. The house also has an enclosed outdoor shower and a fish cleaning sink.
This house has two separate living room areas, each with a flat-panel cable TV, that can easily accommodate two families. The wrap-around deck and the screened porch provide an unobstructed view. Two large decks facing the bay are furnished with Adirondack chairs and a hammock, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the great view of the bay and marshes. Beds include one king, one queen, one queen pull-out sofa, and one bunk bed consisting of a lower-queen and single-upper.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
We are a busy family that love our time away on vacation. We have three children that keep our schedules full and it is almost a necessity to get away and enjoy our time together.
Chris purchased this House in 2015
Why Chris chose Plantation
We visited St. George Island in 2007 with our family. We all had a great time fishing, biking, and exploring the island. Our kids have always loved the water and being at the ocean. From the first time we saw A Bay to Remember, we knew it would be a great home away from home to raise a family and build a lot of memories.
What makes this House unique
If you like elbow room and privacy, you will love 'A Bay to Remember.' ABTR is on a one-acre lot with all adjacent lots currently undeveloped. ABTR has 100% tile floors, which are vastly superior to carpet with an island climate and pet rentals. Pictures do not do justice to the views toward Apalachicola Bay. We often find ourselves just looking out the windows. .
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
spacious house on a beautiful island
The house was spacious and had nice views of the bay. It was adequate for our family of five and within walking distance to the beautiful beach on the other side. There were tvs & bathrooms in every bedroom & plenty of cookware. However, there were no additional cooking/kitchen supplies (ie. salt, pepper, oil and only one roll of paper towels). So be sure to bring your own. The entire house was in ok shape but in need of updating. The screens would fall off every time we tried to open them so we just used the sliding glass doors. Overall it was a decent house in a very serene location. We had a relaxing time.
So glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our home and most important, a relaxing time...so easy to relax on our wonderful decks overlooking the beautiful bay! I’m sure you can appreciate we can’t supply some of those convenient cooking supplies as that could create a sanitary issue. Thanks so much for your feedback and for choosing our home!
Nice house just dirty
The house was very nice, the kitchen was very well stocked. My problem was it was not clean. As soon as I walked up the steps I could see the oil that didn’t get washed off the counter top. The hand rail and back of the kitchen chairs were so sticky it took me 3 times finally get the gunk off. All 3 bathrooms had mold in the shower and my daughters bathroom had a hole in the ceiling. My bathroom mirror had water spots on it from not being cleaned. Our feet was dirty after just a few mins of walking around without shoes on. When we was ready for bed the throw pillow that was on our bed looked like it had been on the nasty floor. That pillow was laying on top of my husbands pillow and the nasty stuff that was on it rubbed onto my husbands bed pillow. That morning as I was making our bed I found a fake fingernail on the floor. It just was not up to our standard of cleanliness. If the people cleaning this nice home would take some pride in their work it would have been nice. Sorry I had to deliver this bad review, but we paid a lot of money to have to clean it before we could use it.
Of all the words available, the only one I can come up with is WOW! I’m terribly sorry to hear that you arrived to find our home in the condition you’ve described...had you contacted me immediately I would have had our cleaning company onsite to address any of your concerns immediately. The beauty of VRBO is the direct contact renters have with the owners, letting me know upon your arrival would have given me the ability to make everything right. Again, so sorry to hear this, this home is not an investment, it’s our families second home and we take pride in keeping it in pristine condition.
Billie from Houston
Our stay at A Bay to Remember was very comfortable! The house made us feel as though we were in a tree house. The teenagers loved hanging out on the upper deck at night and listening to the birds, wind and the waves from the bay. The Island reminds of Old Florida and we all plan on returning someday!
Thanks so much for your kind words about our home, we’re so glad you and your family enjoy your stay! Our family also loves hanging out on the inviting decks and taking in all those wonderful sounds and views...as with so many of our guests, we look forward to having you back to our home real soon! Thanks again,
Chris and Natasha Johns
Nice Thanksgiving Getaway
The house is laid out very nice and was exactly what we needed for our Thanksgiving getaway with our 2 boys and my mom. There is a second "living room" on the lower level, so the kids could hang out down there while the adults were in the main living area. The kitchen was great and had almost anything we could need to make Thanksgiving dinner! The owner called and spoke to me before our trip, giving us some tips for that side of the island - having been to SGI many times, I've only ever stayed on the beach side and never in Plantation. The short walk over to the beach was easy, and very pretty. The "Cut" at the end of the island was really cool - something you can only access from within Plantation. My boys enjoyed the bike paths. One thing to note on the bay side - the bugs are AWFUL! Although the house has a lovely view and great porches, we could not enjoy them because of the bugs - even in the screened-in pool area. Also, although on VRBO, this house is managed through one of the Island management properties, and you have to deal with them for processing the reservation and then physically go to their office for check-in. There are some minor maintenance issues, and the showers are particularly small and awkward. But overall, I would highly recommend this house for your family getaway.
Thanks so much for your very kind words, I’m so happy you and your family enjoyed our home! In my opinion, staying within the Plantation is the only place to stay while visiting SGI...Our family makes lasting memories every time we visit and I’m so glad your family did as well, thanks again!
A Bay to Remember Truly is! Great Trip!
A Bay to Remember, really is one to remember! Our trip was a last minute decision and we are glad we did it. Chris, the owner, made it very easy to make the arrangements and was wonderful to work with. In the past we typically stayed on the Gulf/Beach side but after staying on the Bay side, we know why people love it so much. It was so peaceful and private. The view of the Bay, from the multiple wrap around decks, was amazing. The area around the house was full of wildlife and allowed us the chance to bird watch, seeing everything from Herons to Hummingbirds! We were able to experience Nature in a well-stocked Bay front home complete with a heated screened in pool!
Thanks so much for your kind words, it's always so nice to hear someone enjoy staying at our home for so many of the same reasons our family love it so much! Additionally, vacations are so important and I'm glad to hear I was able to accommodate you and your family, making sure your stay is amazing is our top priority, thanks again! Chris
Lovely Private Florida Getaway
My husband and I with three grown sons enjoyed a week in this lovely home. The house is very accommodating for the 5 of us to spread out. Beautiful private setting and view of grassland, ocean and amazing sunsets. The kitchen had everything we needed, and we cooked almost every meal there. Loved having the pool screened in and the screened upstairs sitting area. Bugs can be aggressive. To the owner - Thanks for responding to all my questions so promptly. It helped us make our decision to stay at your home. It was well furnished with nice decorations, book assortment and games. We had a great time at the house (just wish we could say that about the fishing. We'll hope for better luck next time.)
Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. We work hard to make sure you have everything you need and it sounds like you and your family were able to take advantage of it all. A Bay To Remember and it's beautiful setting really is a special place to stay and make memories....our family certainly does, thanks again! Chris
The plantation has miles of nice paved bike/walking trails. Scooters and bike available for rent at multiple locations. All types of fishing: ocean, river, chartered, fly, etc. Bird watching and eco-tours also available.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Summer rates apply for spring break, spring rates Thanksgiving, and fall rates Christmas & New Years. 1, 2, or 3 week rentals are available for 10% off for seniors (60+, id required), active or retired military (I.D. req.) or for repeat renters. Offers cannot be combined. Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, and Mar are available as monthly rentals (28 days).