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January 2018 Specials and Availability!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)


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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Chris

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. .


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Queen sized lower unit with twin upper.
  • King size beds (1) King in master bedroom., Queen size Beds (2) Queen in second bedroom. Queen in third bedroom combined with upper bunk., Bunk Beds (1) Queen size lower unit with single-upper. Living room sofa has a queen pull out bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PRIVATE SCREENED POOL 5-Cable flat-panel TVs, 2-DVD (one Blu-ray with WiFi), CD/Tape Player, Well-equipped Kitchen, Enclosed Outdoor Shower, Fish Cleaning Sink, Park-style Charcoal Grill, unlimited high-speed internet access (bring your LapTop), Non-smoking.


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average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Senoia, GA

Nice Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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A Bay to Remember Truly is! Great Trip!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Lovely Private Florida Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Dothan, Alabama

A Bay to Remember

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year renting this property! We love it so much that we have already reserved it for the same time period next year. The kitchen is well-stocked with pots and pans and utensils. The beds are comfortable. The view over the marsh towards the bay is breath-taking. We have not used the pool as it is too cool in November, but it is well-maintained. The realty company is great at returning calls and dealing with problems. The only negative is the number of stairs to the main living area. For older people, it can be a big much on some days, but it is not enough of a negative to keep us away! The configuration makes it great for families (although not too big as 7 is about all it will accommodate). It is isolated and very quiet. Quick access to great walking areas and the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you liked ABTR and are happy to have you back next year. Stairs are an unfortunate reality of an island home. All new homes must be on stilts and only a few ground level homes exist and are grandfathered. In the kitchen and living room, we attempt to have enough items stocked to make it a home away from home. Thanks for choosing our house.
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novelty ohio

quiet relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

this was our second time staying here and would definitely stay here again. great value, close to the beach, clean, well kept. just got back and thinking about it for next years vacation.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. We are always delighted when our guests have a good time. We appreciate repeat renters and offer them a 10% discount off standard rates for weekly rentals.
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Pre-Holiday getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely, warm escape before the Hols! The house is great. Perfect location in the Plantation but only 5 minutes drive to shops and restaurants in the commercial district. Fantastic view of the bay. It was roomy, comfortable and quiet! Would love to go back when it's warm enough to swim in the secluded pool! I particularly enjoyed the hammock on the afternoon sun deck! Beach fairly close but a lengthy walk if you had gear to transport. We drove and parked! Excellent property!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you enjoyed the convenience. ABTR is less than one mile into a five mile long private community. The location does save time when it's time to shop or dine.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee, Florida
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Port St. Joe (West) and St. James Bay (East)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
3 blocks to St. George Island Beach
Car: necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

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).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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