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High Cotton - Beach Front - Elevator - Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Relax and enjoy yourself in this 3000+ square foot home. With 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, High Cotton is designed with the living space and one king master on the top floor. This provides a lot of privacy for you and your guests. All master suites have french doors opening onto the wrap-around decks, the perfect spot to relax and watch the dolphins playing in the Gulf. The widow's walk allows 360 degree views over the Gulf, up and down the amazing beaches of St. George Island and it is the perfect spot for sun bathing. At night you can watch the stars without the distraction of city lights and often see the deck lights from local shrimp boats on the horizon.

High Cotton is outfitted with 7 TV's and DVD players, high speed wireless access and a stereo for your entertainment. For adventurous guests, there are over 6 miles of bike paths. The 2023-acre Julian G. Bruce State Park is located on the East End of the island. With the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Apalachicola Bay on the other side it presents the perfect opportunity for futher exploration. Rentals of bicycles, motor scooters, golf carts, hobie cats, jet skis, beach chairs and umbrellas are available on the island. There are a number of restaurants and specialty shops on the island, along with a couple of grocery and convenience stores. All are within a few short blocks of High Cotton.

Take in the spectacular views and sunsets. Have a stroll on the pristine beaches of St. George Island. Romp in the waves or swim with the dolphins. Collect seashells and watch as the seagulls swoop down to catch a tasty morsel for dinner. Come join the fun at St. George Island and make some memories of your own.

Keywords: Beach House, Beachfront House

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About The Owner

High Cotton is owned by Drew and Kaye Smith of Valdosta, GA.

Why The Owner chose St. George Island

My wife, Kaye, vacationed here as a child and introduced St. George Island to me when we were dating, quite some time ago. We enjoyed it so much we bought a house here, fixed it up and bought another. Eventually we had High Cotton custom built just the way we wanted it. We enjoy the family friendly atmosphere of St. George Island and vacation here as often as possible with our children and now, our grandchildren,too.

What makes this house unique

Soaring above most homes around it, High Cotton was named for this feature. The views from the wrap around decks and the widow's walk are spectacular!


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

High Cotton - Beach Front - Elevator - Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Valdosta, Ga

GA FL Group of Girlfriends

  • 5 of 5

Usually come to the Island for only a few days, but this year decided on a weeks trip for The Girls. This property is unblievable. Extremely spacious. At times there were 9 of us there and we were all more than comfortable! We spent the early morning watching the sun rise out on the balconies, the days swimming and surf fishing and the evenings cooking up plenty of different foods for everyone! The kitchen is extremely well stock. The evenings were spent socalizing on the balconies or the widows peak. I would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling with a group of people. It is well maintained, all beds are very comfortable, the washer and dryer are an added convenience! Can't wait for our next years week trip there!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

HIGH COTTON WAS AMAZING! I cannot say enough good about this home directly on the beach. My family and I love to go to the beach for vacation and this is by far the nicest beach home we have ever stayed in. My kids and I had a blast at the beach, which is just a few steps from the house-so convenient for families with children My son loved the outdoor shower. We loved the floor plan- the master bedroom is on the top floor where the kitchen is located, and the other 4 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The wraparound porches on both the 2nd and 3rd floors are awesome. Being able to hear the ocean breeze the entire vacation was very relaxing. The widow's walk provides beautiful views of the entire island and I believe High Cotton may be the talled home on SGI. We cooked a few meals in the fully furnished kitchen. The elevator is nice for those who don't want to or can't walk up stairs. The house was clean and is furnished beautifully. We will definitely be back and can't recommend this highly enough to anyone considering vacationing on St George Island!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It always makes us happy to hear that our guests had a good time and enjoyed their stay at High Cotton. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again soon.
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Fantastic House. I highly recommend this one.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at several homes on St. George Island and this is one of my favorites. I love the porches. They were perfect for enjoying the view and the ocean breezes. One other thing I especially liked is that there is a master suite on the top floor and the other bedrooms are on the lower floor. That made it possible for me to stay on the top floor with easy access to the kitchen and living room. It gave me a lot of privacy and made a great "host" suite. My guests stayed downstairs and had their privacy too. I enjoyed the beach and the local shops. We all had a great time and look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Gulf Beaches House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Spring 2017
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 19 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 16 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season 2017
May 28 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season 2017
Aug 13 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 3 2017 - Dec 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Christmas 2017
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 30 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Please ask about our 5-night Special (Sunday - Thursday night only). Rates subject to change without notice.

25% of total rental is due within 10 days of booking to confirm your reservation. 25% is due 90 days prior to your arrival. The balance is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Please verify all rates with owner. To ensure best pricing, please request quotes for 4 or 5 night stays and stays in excess of 7 nights. Nightly rate is reduced after 3 nights.

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.
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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (3) King beds with upgraded pillowtop mattresses are provided in the King Master suites on the second and third level and in the King bedroom on the second level., Queen size Beds (1) Queen bed with upgraded pillowtop mattresses is located in the Queen master suite., Twin or Single Beds (2) One bedroom features an adorable child's decor with two twin beds.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This professionally decorated home provides magnificient unobstructed views of the Gulf from the comfortable Adirondack chairs on the spacious front porch, Local island management company is available to guests for housekeeping, maintenance or problem issues, Home has spacious open floor plan, wet bar, wood, tile and carpeted floors, 7 TV's and 7 DVD players, 2 king master suites with upgraded pillow top mattresses, 1 king bedroom with upgraded pillowtop mattress, 1 queen master suite with upgraded pillow top mattress, and kid's bedroom with 2 twin beds. Granite countertops, modern appliances, ceiling fans, enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water, outdoor fish and shell cleaning area with sink and a private wooden boardwalk leading directly to the beach.

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