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STARDUST VILLA Great Gulf Views. all 5 Star reviews!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Completely updated property with all new appliances!

This property was purchased by our family the summer of 2012 as a Florida vacation home. This 3BR, 3BA, 2200 square foot home has been updated with all new high-end Electrolux stainless steel appliances, new Samsung steam washer and dryer, new leather couch, new pottery barn and west elm furniture, as well as all new bath fixtures, mattresses, linens, and towels. You will love the easy care tile floors through out most of the home. Our home offers sweeping Gulf views from every room of the house. The home has a beautiful private pool that can be heated upon request.

Three beach bikes, boogie boards, folding beach chairs, beach towels, beach mats, beach bags, a beach cart, beach umbrellas, inflatable beach rafts, beach/pool toys and a small cooler are included.

There is an outdoor shower, a charcoal grill, and outdoor fish cleaning table.

We also offer 4 new LCD TVs with DirecTV, a DVD player, stereo, IPOD docks in each bedroom, wireless internet access, and a direct phone line for complimentary local/long distance calling. An AT&T microcell will provide better cell phone coverage for AT&T cell phone users.

This 1st tier property is right on the bike path and is only 100 steps from the beach with easy boardwalk access. The house has three bedrooms, each with private bath: one king bedroom, one bedroom with two queen beds, and one bedroom with two twin beds (the twin beds can convert into a king bed with advance notice). The home can easily accommodate up to 8 people.

More Details

Jim Whitlatch
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Jim Whitlatch

My wife and I purchased this property the spring of 2012 and since that time we have been working hard to bring it up to our high standards and to make it a special place for our family, friends, and renters. The home has been painted, carefully furnished, and we have added many special touches to make it a place for our family to enjoy! We are from Bloomington, Indiana and we have three children ages 18, 22, and 25. We plan to rent this property when we are not using it, but we plan to use it as often as we can get to St. George Island.

Jim Whitlatch purchased this house in 2012

Why Jim Whitlatch chose St. George Island

St. George Island is exactly what we have been looking for in a Florida home. We wanted a private, natural, unspoiled area without high rises or crowds. The Forgotten Coast and the Plantation on St. George Island meet our requirements perfectly.

What makes this house unique

Our home is two short blocks (easy walking distance) from the community pool, work-out room, and tennis courts.

This home is near Sikes Cut for those interested in fishing.

The home is in a very private and natural setting with more than 12 palm trees and numerous sand oaks.


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Ensuite bath, deck, sitting area, walk-in closet, hairdryer.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , Bedroom is upstairs; includes ensuite bath, sitting area.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , (2) Twins convert to King; ensuite bath, TV, deck, closet
  • (1) King bed (downstairs), (2) Queen Beds (upstairs), (2) Twin or Single Beds (downstairs). *Note: 2 twin beds can convert to a king bed with advance notice. Each bedroom has a new flat screen TV with DirecTV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Three beach bikes are included with this rental


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STARDUST VILLA Great Gulf Views. all 5 Star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Fabulous Getaway Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week at the Stardust Villa on St. George Island. What a fabulous home, location, and view of the Gulf. The owners, Ann and Jim, have thought of every detail to make your stay so comfortable and complete. They were also very responsive to any questions or concerns we had. The privacy and peacefulness were just fabulous. There are wonderful kitchen appliances and supplies if you want to do some cooking. There is a totally equipped laundry room. The bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets provide ample room for all your needs. The furniture in the kitchen area and living room are very comfortable and accommodating. In addition there are plenty of beach towels, beach bags and coolers, beach chairs, and various other beach and pool supplies. The pool was great for our group and provided lots of seating and eating areas pool side. They have thought of your every need.

The night sky is so amazing because of no light pollution. The island has beautiful beaches that are so private and sparsely populated. It makes going to the beach and going shelling such a pleasant experience. We found a favorite restaurant right on the island, the Blue Parrot, as well as several more a few miles away in Apalachicola. They are many historical places to visit in the area including the St George Lighthouse and the Apalachicola Maritime Museum. It is a great area to visit and stay allowing you to enjoy many peaceful and calm days.

We look forward to visiting Stardust Villa again. It is just a fabulous place to share times and create memories with family and friends.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, Fl

First Class St. George Island Plantation Home

  • 5 of 5

After a stressful, hurricane filled week prior to this Labor Day Weekend, we made it safely to St. George. These owners have thought out every detail anyone may need or desire in this amenity filled home with loving care. Our thought is, love it like the owners do. It may not be on the beach, but is a very short walk to the boardwalk access. It has a pool and a lovely water view from the home as well as deck. We will gladly book again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warren MA

Vacation home review

  • 5 of 5

All of the previous 5 star reviews are accurate. We spent an 11 day vacation there in late October/early November and enjoyed every minute. The house, location and amenities are all great. The owners are thoughtful, respectful and a pleasure to work with. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newburgh, IN

Fantastic vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time on St. George Island and we had a wonderful time with ideal weather. We have stayed at many vacation homes in South Carolina and Florida but this one was the best stocked one we have rented. All needed for a beach vacation, from beach chairs, cruiser bikes, beach towels, Weber grill and a very well stocked kitchen. Views of the ocean from the living room were very relaxing and just a short stroll to the beach since this home is second row. The pool is a nice extra amenity and was nice to hang out after a day on the beach. The unit has very nice appliances since we did cook breakfast and lunches. Everything in unit is in excellent condition, this is a place we we come back to again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you enjoy vacationing in a quaint location without that “tourist feel,” then you will be well pleased with Stardust Villa on St. George Island. There are no high-rise condos on the island, so finding a spot on the beach was never a problem. Because it is located in the gated Plantation community, we felt very safe during our stay. Stardust Villa is nestled in lush vegetation that provides privacy from the neighboring houses and has a beautiful view of the Gulf. Beach access from the house is easy and convenient, and riding the provided bikes on the bike path on the island is really a pleasure.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the owners have thought of every amenity imaginable for enjoying a beach vacation. We found it especially helpful since we traveled by air and packed light. There was nothing that we needed that wasn’t available to us at the house – a fully equipped kitchen with everything you will need for cooking and eating in, cards and board games for all ages, beach towels and beach accessories and many bath and shower necessities. After time on the beach, I highly recommend an afternoon swim in the pool followed by a nap in the hammock…heaven.

What a great place to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle. We truly enjoyed our stay and being on “island time” for a change!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

Our family rented this beautiful home in June and it was so wonderful! The owners have thought of everything you might need and have provided it for you. Their response time was always quick. We have stayed on the other side of the island before and enjoyed it, but the beautiful plants and trees in The Plantation just add something extra. We would definitely choose to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Private Landing strip 2 mi, Tallahasee, Panama Cty
Car: recommended

Our home is in the private, gated community of The Plantation on St. George Island. St. George Island is a beautiful, pristine 22 mile long barrier island with white sandy beaches. Half of the island is Dr. Julian G. Bruce State Park which was voted the best state park in Florida. In 2012, St. George State Park beach was voted one of the 10 best beaches in the United States and was a backdrop for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit photo shoot. Enjoy an outdoor paradise away from high rise hotels and crowds. St George Island offers excellent fishing, restaurants, shelling, water sports, biking, and relaxation. Visit the nearby quaint historic town of Apalachicola. The nearest airports are Tallahassee and Panama City.


Rates & Availability

Plantation House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Late Summer
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break Weeks
Mar 4 2018 - Apr 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 19 2018 - Aug 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

At peak season, Saturday at 4 PM to Saturday at 10 am EST. Mid-November and January and February $1900 per week. Winter Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year) $2400 per week. Fall (late August to end of October $2500) March to Mid April $2800 per week. Mid-April to Mid May $2400 per week. End of May to Mid-August $2900.

Owner'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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