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Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, Occupancy 4, Rents Saturday to Saturday

Two bedroom, Two bath home on 8 foot pilings located on a half acre lot covered with island oak trees . Sit on the deck and enjoy the view of the Gulf of Mexico or step right out to the paved walking path for an early morning run or leisurely stroll with coffee in hand.

One queen size bed in master bedroom and two full size beds in second bedroom. Queen size sofa bed is available in the great room if needed. A spacious home for four but can be used by six if needed, BUT NOT RECOMMENDED.

Bathrooms have tile floors, full bath tub with showers. An enclosed outside shower with hot and cold water is available and great for use when coming off the beach or coming in from a day of fishing.

Full kitchen with cooking/eating bar 4' by 8' that seats eight comfortably.

Dish washer, garbage disposal, and refrigerator with ice maker round out the fixed appliances. Coffee maker, blender, portable grill for pancakes, eggs, and the like, electric can opener, low country boil pans, two crock pots, a popcorn popper and a Foreman's grill, a well stocked kitchen with numerous pots, pans, casserole dishes and the like add to the extremely well stocked kitchen.

Full china service for 8, ample coffee cups, water glasses, and wine glasses available. Table ware for 16. All other kitchen hardware available.


PET FRIENDLY BUT, We ask for a $100 pet fee. We have the home pet cleaning after each rental with pets. This involves steam cleaning carpet areas and vacuuming all chairs and sofas. (If your pet is visiting the island, please be familiar with the County Leash Laws)

Other amenities: Flat screen TV in great room with VCR and Stereo, Flat Screen TV in master bedroom, ceiling fans in each room, tile kitchen and bathroom floors, carpet on all other floors, concrete covered parking, fish cleaning sink and multiple outdoor water outlets.

Weber charcoal grill available for outside grilling on paved area.

Spacious (16' by 16') partially covered deck off the front of the great room with table and chairs for four and two cushioned chase lounge chairs for sunning and napping in the sun and (16' by 8') deck off the back of the kitchen for relaxing in the shade.

Well decorated with area pictures and appropriate decorative furniture. (full sofa, love seat, recliner, coffee table, book shelves, chair side tables, and coffee table) Full wooden hurricane blinds on all windows. Well stocked with books to read and games to play.

More Details

Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2018

About Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer

We have had our home on the island since 1972 when I was a coach and administrator at Florida State University. Our children were raised on the island (we spend most weekends here) and they still call it home. We completely remodeled and enlarged the property in the early 2002. It is virtually a new home. In the last two years I have replaced the air conditioned and heat pump, the dish washer, the clothes dryer and the refrigerator, painted the interior and the outside decks, installed new carpeting throughout the carpeted areas and added new larger flat TV's to the great room and the master bedroom. The home is again like a new home. We currently live in Statesboro, GA where I have retired as Associate Professor of Sport Law and Athletics Director at Georgia Southern University. I have also retired from my own athletics consulting business am a licensed real estate broker. My wife has retired from being a manager at an electrical coop. We have four children, all married, all college graduates, and all able to pay their own house payments.....We are in love with the island and hope to spend much more time here in our retired years. I am an avid fisherman and can tell you where to fish and when to fish and my wife knows every restaurant and every shop in the area. Please feel free to ask out advice about anything pertaining to your vacation.

Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer purchased this house in 1972

Why Dr. David 'Bucky' Wagmer chose Gulf Beaches

This property is a stand alone home on pilings located on a half acre lot. We have a view of the gulf and we are a short walk (150 yards approx) from the waters edge. It is super clean and well maintained. Very comfortable for four but can be used for six with my permission and after discussing with you your needs. We are located less than a mile from the middle of the island and the stores and restaurants. We are located on the walking path that circles the central part of the island.

What makes this house unique

As a stand alone property, it is peaceful, quiet, and has all the amenities to make you vacation a success. Including WiFi.

The island and the surrounding area is very special,quaint, bountiful, with the most beautiful beaches with the most splender than nature can provide.


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tile floors, Full tub with shower. New high comfortable water closets have just been added. An enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water is available for use coming off the beach or after a day of fishing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , full size beds
  • Queen size Beds(1) master bedroom, (2) two full size beds in second bedwoom A Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queens size sleep sofa in great room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
fish cleaning station with sink. Fully enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water


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(43 traveler reviews)

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Sparkling Gulf View From A Partially Covered Deck
average rating of 4.6744184 based on 43 reviews

A great beach house

  • 4 of 5

Bucky's Beachhaus is a great place to relax. We really loved the house and especially

the partially covered back deck with view of the gulf. One block walk to the beach,

lots of privacy. Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael, sorry you couldn't stay the extra day. The next visit you will qualify for a 5% return renter discount. Have a great summer. Bucky
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Perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved staying here. The house had everything we needed. The beach was an easy walk, right around the corner. Enjoyed the back deck, perfect for morning coffee or afternoon drinks.

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Comfortable Place

  • 5 of 5

The house and amenities were all we needed. The deck was an added dimension that we used more than expected. For example, when it was too windy on the beach, we could stay on the deck and enjoy the sun. Regardless of the weather conditions, we probably ate dinner on the deck most of the week.

The owner was helpful and informative about local places of interest. We will check with him again about the availability of his property when we consider SGI for our holiday.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable and clean house

  • 5 of 5

House is located very conveniently on the island. This house has very comfortable furniture. Just like you were at home. Outdoor shower a big plus for getting sand off. Will definitely be back to this house. Wife and I really enjoyed our stay. Bucky made sure every was OK with our stay. Thanks Bucky! Tom and Carla

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay on an island visit

  • 5 of 5

Bucky, Sorry we missed your call . But no time to stay in with all the great weather we had.

Your home was great everything you need on a vacation. My wife and I hope we can do this again next year and if we do Bucky's house is the place to stay. Thanks so much for your concern of our well being during our stay at your home. You and yours have a great year and I hope I will be writing another review next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, hope you caught some good fish. You have been a pleasure.
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, family & pet friendly safe neighborhood and beach! I let my teens bike ride and walk to the beach alone-a first for us! The people are friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful and comfortable-the outside balcony and shower were great! Large selection of board games and books! The State Park was breathtaking, we have never experienced such a clean remote natural beach!

I would definately recommend a family trip here!

Bucky called moments after we arrived to check on us-I loved that! Such a great personal touch!

Thank you Bucky-our vacation was perfection!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure communicating with you. So happy you enjoyed my home and the island.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee, Florida
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
St. Andrews
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US highway 98
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
St. George Island
Car: necessary

From Tallahassee Take US 319 South to US 98 to East Point turn left on St George Island Causway to dead end on island. Turn right on West Gulf Beach Drive to 8th street. 816 is third house on the left. Enjoy the 5th ranked beach in the US and the quaint fishing villages of Apalachicola and Carrabelle FL. at the mouth of beautiful Apalachicola and Carrabelle Rivers. Pristine open beaches for 13 miles of State Park. Walk the beach with no sign of civilization. Lush saltwater estuaries fed by freshwater rivers. 75 miles of State Forest surrounds mouth of Apalachicola River. New estuary museum is a must to see to enjoy the culture of the island and the nature of the estuary. Crystal clear Port St. Joe Bay full of fish and scallops in the summer. Adjoined by uninhabited St. Vincent island on the west and nearly uninhabited Dog Island to the East. Rated the fifth best beaches in the US. Great local seafood resturants, quaint villages, outstanding gourmet restaurants, the Apalachicola Bay produces 98% of all the oysters harvested in Florida. All seafood is fresh and delicious. Named the forgotten coast, no high rises, less commercialization than Florida beaches near larger cities. A true diamond in the rough. Breath taking sunrises and sunsets. Few lights so stars above the Gulf sea are 100 fold more than you would imagine. Walk the beach at night with the sound of the surf and the magnificent show of the stars. Gentle breezes cool the beach most of the year. Just enough activities to keep the children happy while the family enjoys the true splendor and enjoyment of the beach. Obviously we are in love with the island and the surrounding area, you will be too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

5% discount for returning renters and active military cannot be combined with any other discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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