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"Carapace" Great Beachfront View! 3BR/2 Bath Getaway Pets Considered. New Rates

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Carapace' is the perfect beachfront cottage with white sandy beach right on the gorgeous bluish-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Once again SGI makes Top Ten Beaches on the 2015 BEST BEACHES by Dr. Beach!
Carapace offers expansive beachfront gulf views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and sun deck. Great place to enjoy unspoiled beaches and gulf breezes. Take a short stroll down the uncrowded beach or sit at water's edge. It's 'Old Florida' the way it should be - a beautiful natural setting unblemished by crowds and highrise development. Just take a deep breath and reeelaaax.
The natural environment here supports many plant and animal species you will enjoy seeing - blue,fiddler, and hermit crabs; many fish, dolphins, sea turtles, tarpon, manatee, eagles, osprey, and many other sea birds-snowy plovers, least terns. Eco-tours are available on the island for guided sight-seeing, if you like. Or you can strike out on your own for a private adventure.
Watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck. As darkness falls, you are treated to a magnificient display of starry constellations without the distraction of bright city lights. Many nights you can see the lights from local shrimp boats on the horizon.
To support a sustainable healthy environment we participate in 'eco-lodging' practices at Carapace.
Great floor plan: Open living area and master bedroom open to beachside sun deck, covered parking, hot-and-cold outdoor shower, large picnic table and park style charcoal grill for family cookouts.
3 Br, 2ba with one king bed in MR w/ private bath, one double bed, two twins-these 2 bedrooms open onto central hall with shared bath, one queen sleeper sofa in living area - linens provided. Ideal for 2 - 6 guests, can accommodate 8. 3 TVs, 1 VCR, 1 Blu-Ray player, CD player, free WiFi, and free long distance phone calls (USA). Equipped kitchen, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, initial stock of paper products provided.
One or two well behaved non-aggressive dogs are allowed. No cats please. Smoking is not allowed at Carapace.
This is a family oriented destination. No vacationing students or young adults ( 25yo) unaccompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Carapace is not available for weddings or parties.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Cottage, Bungalo, Home, House
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    under 25y/o must be acompanied by a responsible adult...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Carapace pet policy: 2 well-behaved canine pets are allowed. Bring your pet’s food and water bowls, bed, and toys along so he/she will feel more comfortable in new surroundings. Please do not allow your pet to get on “people” furniture and beds. If this is impossible to manage, please bring furniture covers to protect our upholstery and bed spreads. You will be responsible for any extra cleaning or repair of damage caused by your pet while at Carapace. Let us know as soon as possible if there is an accident and we need to make arrangements to get some extra work done for you after your stay. Our county (Franklin) requires by law that when in public areas your pet must be under your command (leash or voice) at all times and that you “clean up” after your pet. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    master bedroom with its own bathroom-shower/commode/vanity...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    livingroom sofa converts to sofa bed...moreless

  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    connects to master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    in central hall-accesible to bedroom 1,and 2, & living area...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Guide fishing and estuary tours are available in the local area. St. George Island is a pet friendly beach community. Pets are allowed to go to the beach with you. Franklin county does have a leash law and you must clean up behind your pet. Local veterinarian is located in Eastpoint - 850-670-8306...moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) cable connected to all TV's...moreless

  • Television:

    3 - 48" Smart TV in living area, 40" Smart TV in master bedroom, and also a TV in bedroom with twin beds...moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Spelunking
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    a second table seats 4 and there are 4 stools at bar adjoining kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size, along-side washer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    on concrete pad under house...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    for 8 guests...moreless

  • Living Room:

    large open living area, open to kitchen and dining areas. Has sofa, love seat, and 3 side chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    ample under-house on concrete pad...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    for 8 guests...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size, in under-house utility room...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    with auto-on time delay setting...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    everything you'll need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen


  • Boat:

    rentals available on the island...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    beachside sun deck off of living/dining area and also master bedroom...moreless

  • Golf:

    St James Bay Golf course about 25 miles to the east...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentals available on the island...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Tennis:

    Public Tennis courts available in Apalachicola...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    rentals available on the island...moreless



Write a review 4.6
from 18 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - May 25, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
May 26 - Aug 6, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall/Winter 2017
Aug 7 - Feb 28, 2018
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Manager's fee $65 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


Final rental payments are due in full 30 days prior to arrival. Checks are not accepted within 30 days of arrival.

Cancellation Fee Waiver Program is included with your reservation: waives the non-refundable cancellation provision of your reservation and pays you the value of the unused portion of your prepaid vacation in the event that you need to cancel your vacation within 30 days of arrival (for specified reasons). For cancellations 30 days prior to arrival, there is no cancellation fee.

Through the Cancellation Fee Waiver Program, my manager will waive the standard cancellation provision and refund to you the otherwise non-refundable value of the unused portion of your prepaid vacation rental, should you need to cancel or interrupt your vacation for any one of the following reasons (subject to the restrictions noted below**):

- local officials issues a Mandatory Evacuation due to Tropical Storm, Hurricane or other Severe Weather for the dates of your scheduled Vacation Rental;

- you are involuntarily terminated or laid off by your employer (of one continuous year or greater);

- injury or death to yourself, or members of your immediate family which is diagnosed and treated by a physician for the dates of your scheduled Vacation Rental;

- involvement in a traffic accident en route to your Vacation Rental that causes you to miss your scheduled arrival time by more than 50% of your scheduled Vacation Rental;

- you are called into active military service to provide aid or relief in response to a national disaster.

A minimum payment of 50% down per reservation is required within 14 days of initial reservation. Deposit Payments may be made by bank money order, credit card or personal check.

Standard Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 30 days prior to arrival to receive a refund.

Reservations for the next calendar year are subject to rate increase and availability.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 03/17/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I retired and relocated to the forgotten coast in 1998. I was, and still am, enamoured by the amazing natural environment here. I love animals and have 3 'rescue' dogs. They are fantastic companions and love spending time at the beach house.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches, Eastpoint, FL, USA:
I have been vacationing here since 1975 and couldn't wait to live here fulltime. The area is a great place to live quietly and close to nature. The vistas are breathtaking and the people are friendly. You'll experience life at it's best here. The natural environment is just breathtaking. This area is a globally significant hot-spot of biodiversity. Apalachicola Bay is one of the most productive estuaries in the northern hermishere. For bird watchers, there are 3 flyways through this area. You can still enjoy dark skies abundantly speckled with bright stars here. The mild climate is very enjoyable. I think it's just about as perfect a place as you could ask for. A nature-lover's paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Carapace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Its a great house for vacationing with your family, including the doggies. You can't beat the views, the climate, the food, the fishing, the eco tours. It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate the spirit.

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Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/17/2017

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  • Carapace street-side

    Carapace street-side

  • living area

    living area

  • dining area

    dining area

  • open living/dining area

    open living/dining area

  • living area looking towards front door

    living area looking towards front door

  • breakfast area next to kitchen breakfast bar

    breakfast area next to kitchen breakfast bar

  • sunrise in living-dining area

    sunrise in living-dining area

  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • master bath

    master bath

  • 3rd bedroom

    3rd bedroom

  • shrimp boat passing by

    shrimp boat passing by

  • picnic table underhouse

    picnic table underhouse

  • view from beachside deck

    view from beachside deck

  • corner view living-dining area

    corner view living-dining area

  • living area has 48" Smart TV

    living area has 48" Smart TV

  • kitchen with breakfast bar

    kitchen with breakfast bar

  • sunrise view from beachside sun deck

    sunrise view from beachside sun deck

  • view from master bedroom

    view from master bedroom

  • 2nd bedroom - twin

    2nd bedroom - twin

  • hall bath w/ tub/shower

    hall bath w/ tub/shower

  • Carapace from beach side

    Carapace from beach side

  • sunset view from deck

    sunset view from deck

VRBO #343938

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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