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Oceanfront w/pool, August/September Special! 30% discount

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 30 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Home + Convertible bed, 2 Play-n-Pack, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 13)

Home has TWO PRIVATE master bedrooms and two separate living areas, there is room for everyone to do just as they please! Sunbathe poolside or sit on either one of two covered decks and enjoy the cool sea breeze. When you are ready for a stroll, follow your private boardwalk to the beach and plunge into the Gulf's blue-green waters.

BEDS: 2 kings, 2 queens, 1 double/single bunk, 1 queen hide-a-bed

AMENITIES: 5 TVs, 2 DVD players, CD/stereo with IPod compatibility, 2 living areas, 2 master suites, kid's bunk room in the loft, well equipped kitchen, washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Jacuzzi tub, electric fireplace, covered deck, 2 outdoor showers, fish cleaning sink, private boardwalk to beach, gas grill.

{In addition you will have the use of 4 beach chairs and 2 coolers. There is also a discounted rate on the use of a kayak and 2 paddleboards.}

Keywords: House, Plantation, Beach Front, private heated pool (optional), private boardwalk, no smoking, jacuzzi tub,

PET FRIENDLY (Dogs Only, Under 80 lbs)

If your pet will be visiting the island, please be familiar with the County Leash Laws.

More Details

Gordon Stark
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Why Gordon Stark chose Plantation

I invite you to share the natural wonder that is St. George Island. Whether you are planning your first visit or returning for your annual family reunion, there is much to explore and enjoy on the 28-mile long and one mile wide barrier island. Uncrowded, natural beaches, free from high rises, traffic and crowds, offer many simple pleasures – excellent fishing, kayaking, outstanding bird watching and awesome star gazing – just to name a few. And the beaches are pet friendly, so no one gets left behind at vacation time!

The Gulf of Mexico, The Apalachicola Bay and the Apalachicola River converge to form one of the most productive estuaries in the world. These island waters are nationally recognized as a fisherman’s paradise. Fresh oysters and sweet, plump shrimp are harvested locally and sold at the numerous fresh seafood dealers. You may also enjoy these seafood delicacies at the excellent restaurants on St. George Island and nearby Apalachicola and Eastpoint.

There are a number of full service marinas and public launch ramps available in Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, and now on St. George Island. Enjoy guided excursions to nearby uninhabited islands, national wildlife preserves and the Apalachicola River. The Dr. Julian G. Bruce State Park at the eastern end of the Island also provides excellent kayaking launches.

What makes this house unique

Loggerhead sea turtles are an important part of life on St. George Island. Loggerheads return to their own hatching grounds to nest and lay eggs between May and November.

Nearby Apalachicola has much to offer with its boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, Dixie Theatre presentations, historic museums, live marine exhibit and many excellent restaurants. Visit the Apalachicola Bay website for a year round Calendar of Events and find activities you can enjoy no matter what time of year you are here.

Bring your own bicycles, or rent them from one of the shops, and enjoy the Island’s 6.3 mile bike path - from 12th Street West to the State Park. Pack your binoculars for native and migratory bird watching. And gaze at the stars in the magnificent sky, unobstructed by the glare of city lights.

The newest addition to the Island is the majestic Cape St. George Light, rebuilt from the fallen remains of the final Cape St. George Lighthouse. Visit the St. George Island Visitor Center and Lighthouse Museum and learn about its fascinating history.

So leave your “other life” behind as you cross the bridge and enter Island Time. Discover all of the reasons you will come to love St. George Island and want to return for more! I look forward to seeing your footprints in the sand soon!

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a blast! Thank you so much for letting us stay in your house. St. George was great and you have a fabulous house. I cant recommend Chris Robinson enough as a fishing guide. We loaded up on Redfish on the grass flats and also caught a pile of trout and flounder. I hooked one Tarpon about 50lbs but he threw the hook after the third jump and after stripping about 25 yards of line off the reel. I had chances of hooking 3 others but couldn’t get them to bite. Thanks again for letting us stay. Ill be sure to pass on your listing to our friends.

Sep 2010
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Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Dogs not allowed on the furniture or beds, no cats allowed
  • If smoking outside, don't leave cigarette butts on the property
  • Don't grill close to the vinyl siding and clean the grill after use or an additional fee will be assessed.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1, oceanfront - 1 king
    Bedroom 2, oceanfront - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Loft / kids bunk room - 2 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Full lower, twin on top, (2) Pack-N-Play cribs.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
At A Reel Deal you are offered 4 beach chairs, 2 coolers, a discounted rate on a Kayak and Paddle Boards rental. You will also receive a 15% off discount for rentals at the Jolly Rogers Beach Shop on SGI. Owner damage insurance policy ($89) required and paid directly to the owner, Gordon Stark.


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Oceanfront w/pool, August/September Special! 30% discount
average rating of 4.787879 based on 67 reviews

Beautiful home for a group of adults and children

  • 4 of 5

Third year at A Reel Deal. Home is perfect for our needs. Beginning to need some attention to details including a leak around a window, a live short (which owner quickly addressed and had electrician remedy), some missing window framing, an overgrown trail to beach, a washing machine that randomly makes a house rattling noise, broken pool chairs or tables just discarded in the pool area........all a little disappointing in a house we have loved so much and for which we paid a hefty rental fee. Last year the cleaners were still in the house when we arrived 45 minutes after check-in time and they stayed another hour and a half before they finished and we could unpack and get settled. This time we arrived an hour and 15 minutes after check-in and walked into an untouched house.....had not been cleaned at all: dirty bathrooms, sandy floors, used linens still on the beds, dirty towels on the floor. Called Gordon who immediately contacted cleaners. They soon arrived but didn’t leave till 9 that night, so our first evening was effectively spoiled by having to kill time and stay out of the way till they left and we could unpack and have a - quite late - supper. It should be noted that Gordon is easy to contact and has addressed problems brought to his attention as quickly as possible. The house is very workable for our 6 adults and 2 children and we are hoping the needed repairs and aforementioned items that could benefit from attention are taken care of so that we’d feel assured that if we book for a fourth time that we could expect a stay on a par with our first ones. It’s a spectacular home in a perfect location.....but it’s time for some tweaking and sprucing up. The beginning of a much-anticipated vacation after a 6-hour drive was soured by what we found when we arrived this time.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reel Deal “on the beach”

  • 4 of 5

We loved it. House very spacious! Problems with coffeemaker and washing machine but spoke to owner about it. Sure he has handled it. Beach access was fabulous and so was pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: JW, thank you for your review. I'm always available to address issues and if I was aware of the coffee maker issue, I could have advised that I always have a spare new coffee maker at the house. Also the Washing Machine was repaired and is fully operational. I appreciate the four star review, and I'm happy to hear that you had a fabulous time and enjoyed the beach as well as the house. Gordon Stark
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We loved St.George Island!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time visiting St. George Island and it did not disappoint! We chose A Reel Deal because of the location and amenities, and it was a great choice! Gordon was so nice and easy to work with. The house was a great size for our family of 6 plus our dogs, and you just can't beat the views off the back of the house. It's just steps from the ocean and quiet beach where we spent all of our time! Having our own pool was so nice, and because it's on the side of the house it stayed sunny well into the afternoon/evening over the pool! The house could use a few updates here and there as well as better patio furniture, but other than that it was great! The kitchen was fully stocked, and we loved how large and open the living area was. We relaxed, ate good food, saw tons of dolphins, and we can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: LA...thanks for your review! I've recently updated the deck furniture based on your suggestion, thank you! Looking forward to having you and your family back for a future visit to SGI. Gordon Stark
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Large open house with the best equipped kitchen we’ve ever seen in a rental house. It was very clean

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was perfect for my family! Lots of bedrooms and privacy for all. We loved the uncrowded beach that made us feel the beach was our own. There was outstanding communication from the owner who helped us with a couple of minor issues. We would love to visit SGI again!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: KF...thank you for your review! That's what I do, I want my guests to have a great experience during their time at SGI. I look forward to having you back to A Reel Deal. Please make sure you contact me directly for your future stays. Gordon Stark 678 640 4810
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SGI is a wonderful place and

  • 5 of 5

The Reel Deal was a perfect getaway from the northern snow! Our party had six adults and two small dogs and there was plenty of room for all! We enjoyed the closeness of the gulf (just steps away from the back door), the convenience of the pool, and the open floor plan of the house. We enjoyed breakfast at the Beach Pit (recommended by Gordon) and rode throughout the Plantation and the Island on bikes from Jolly Rogers (also recommended by Gordon). We ate great dinners at the Gibson Inn, Owl Cafe, and Tamaras in Apalachicola and even walked the 92 steps of the light house. What a wonderful vacation! Thanks Gordon!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome week.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Gordon for sharing your fabulous home. This home worked so well for us and our two fur babies. The porches are awesome with plenty of space. Adequate seating and tables for enjoying meals or just relaxing and watching the dolphins. Gordon was great for accommodating any needs that we had. We look forward to be able to get back to St George and the Reel Deal very soon.

Novemenber 2017

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: D...thank you for your review and kind words!! Ssooo happy you enjoyed your time at my beach house on SGI and looking forward to having you return to A Reel Deal! Gordon
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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