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Pet-Friendly, Minutes from Beach, Bay, Downtown

(38 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, spacious, huge private deck

'Aargh House' - our cedar paradise

The ideal location of this home features both privacy and the convenience to all the island's amenities. Relax in the enclosure of oak, pine and palm, yet still be able bike or walk 3 short blocks to the grocery, restaurants and shops. When it's time for a swim, just slip out your backyard down your private path and shortcut toward the beach which is only a 3-minute walk away.

This uniquely designed, multi-level home is extremely spacious, with a large open living area featuring a hardwood floor, a dramatic vaulted ceiling, skylights, a 46'' HDTV with cable/Blu-ray and comfortable furniture, incl. queen sleeper. If you are cooking in the kitchen, you can still be part of the conversation and fun, as the kitchen is open to the living and dining area. Enjoy your meals indoors or out, as the tiled dining room opens onto a large 40' X 12' sun-drenched, partially covered deck equipped for ultimate relaxation and sun worshiping. If it gets too hot there, simply take a break and relax in the palm tree shaded hammock in the tree grove next to the bbq pit.

Up three steps from the living area are two spacious bedrooms (queen beds) with 32' HDTVs/DVDs and shared bathroom in the hallway. Up the flight of stairs is the light-filled master bedroom and bath. Have a glass of wine on your private deck with its view of the Gulf, then keep your sliding screened door open and let the sound of the ocean lull you to sleep.

The very private outdoor hot-and-cold shower is great after a day at the beach, or just for cooling off.

Make sure you bring Rover to this pet friendly home. He'll enjoy relaxing in his 10' x 10' covered outdoor pen after a run on the beach. (A $300 security deposit is required, refunded within 48 hours if a common sense pet policy is followed.)

Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip. In 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola a Distinctive Destination: architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 2 other Florida cities share this distinction, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shop, eat, and tour this historic district of old Florida.

Keywords: Sheltered, pet-friendly, conveniently located, close to beach and bay
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1860 sq. ft.

House Rules

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

    Must be at least 25 years old to sign rental agreement...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    St. George is the rare place that allows dogs on the beach! Max. 2, must register at time of booking....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • In master bedroom: toilet, shower


  • There is a hot/cold outdoor shower in back of house

Other Amenities

  • 10' x 10' outdoor dog pen; fish-cleaning station; outdoor hot/cold shower; ...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    4 HDTVs: 46' (lr), 40' (master br), 32' (2 other bedrooms); Blu-ray in living room; DVDs in all 3 bedrooms...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    New central air/heat...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    New - full-size Maytag...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    Directly under the home...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic only...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample parking for multiple vehicles in circular driveway AND side access driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:


  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    2 - living area and master bedroom...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New - full-size Maytag...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space, new Jen-Air ceramic cooktop/convection oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric kettle, blender, plenty of dishes, pots and pans......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side ref/freezer with filtered water dispenser and ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    New Jen-Air downdraft...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    In master bedroom - Gulf view...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    House length deck on south side with access from the living area....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Public courts in Apalachicola. Two tennis racquets available....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard


Write a review 4.9
from 38 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017 cont'd
Apr 8 - May 19, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
May 20 - Aug 11, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Aug 12 - Nov 3, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter 2017
Nov 4 - Nov 17, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter cont'd
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas/New Year 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
5 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 9%


If you are bringing pets, an additional $300 refundable security deposit applies to encourage following common-sense pet etiquette.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/29/2017
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75 Miles
Nearest Airport
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Harry A's
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
Gulf of Mexico

Car: Recommended

Deep-sea fishing; bay fishing; rent bikes, scooters, golf carts; shelling, oystering on the bay; dolphin watching; a gorgeous State Park... all are part of the St. George experience! Four wheel drive vehicles are permitted beyond the paved roads in the State Park (special permit required) for an adventure through beautiful white sand dunes to great fishing spots. Climb to the top of the historic lighthouse for a panoramic view of the Gulf and Appalachicola Bay. Golf at St James Bay-approx 25 to 30 minutes east on Hwy 98 or Port St. Joe Country Club...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: My brother-in-law (a contractor) and my husband and I (grunt labor) bought and renovated this home ourselves. Our family is scattered and we wanted to make a home where we can all get together and relax in the off-season. Life is short, right? The name 'Aargh House' -- yes, ok, beach, ships, pirates -- derived from the fact that during renovation we must have each said 'aargh' about 100 times a day as we searched high and low for misplaced tools, dripped paint and hammered our thumbs. Soon aargh turned into Aargh House which kept us laughing so the name stuck. Aargh House is a very very very fine house.

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches, Eastpoint, FL, USA:
We had rented houses in St. George a few years in a row and loved the area. So one day we just started looking to buy and this house was a stunning find.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This is an architecturally beautiful home, with vaulted ceilings and skylights on a large lot. Technically, it's a corner lot, but the 'road' that is supposed to lead all the way to the beach is partially grown over and so acts as our second driveway. We carved a private path through it for a quicker walk to the beach.

Contact us

Speaks: english, german
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/29/2017

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  • Back of house

    Back of house

  • Front


  • Living room

    Living room

  • View of kitchen and dining room from living room

    View of kitchen and dining room from living room

  • Deck off dining area

    Deck off dining area

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • View from master bedroom balcony with ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

    View from master bedroom balcony with ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Side of house with fish-cleaning station

    Side of house with fish-cleaning station

  • Lower entrance

    Lower entrance

  • Close up of dog pen.

    Close up of dog pen.

  • Front, from circular driveway

    Front, from circular driveway

  • Living room

    Living room

  • View of living room from kitchen

    View of living room from kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom w/skylights

    Master bedroom w/skylights

  • Balcony off master bedroom

    Balcony off master bedroom

  • View through master b/r sliding door w/ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

    View through master b/r sliding door w/ocean in background (3 min walk to beach)

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Tree grove on side of house

    Tree grove on side of house

  • Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz in the tree grove.  It's a dog's life!

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz in the tree grove. It's a dog's life!

  • Beach sunrise

    Beach sunrise

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 30, 2017

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