4 bedroom, 3 bath beach cottage with private pool, steps away from the beach!
About Sheryl Clouse
I grew up in Iowa and travelled and lived all over the place! Currently, I live in Tallahassee but I still root for my Hawkeyes!
Sheryl Clouse purchased this House in 2015
Why Sheryl Clouse chose Plantation
St. George Island is my idea of paradise. I fell in love with Sea Gem when I sat on a rocking chair listening to the ocean and the birds. It's a perfect blend of the gulf beach and privacy. It's not a big sterile rental, but a warm peaceful home that feels cozier than its 2550 sq ft. All this and it's just steps from the sugar sand beach of the gulf for my morning and sunset walks. I fell in love!
What makes this House unique
Some of my favorite things about this Gem are the views from the living room, the table (where I work the crossword), and the fact that I can hear all the birds singing as well as the sound of the surf. If you leave the upstairs master bedroom shutters open, the morning light wakes you up to spectacular gulf views (often of dolphins passing by). The heated private pool is also wonderful (especially at night for star gazing and floating cares away).
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The house is very nice, especially the 2 master suites with renovated bathrooms. I would say the other 2 bedrooms are better suited for kids, because they are smaller rooms and the beds are less comfortable. The location is fantastic, with easy beach access. Bring your own beach toys, floats, chairs, etc., as there is not much at the house. I loved being able to bring my dogs!! I would definitely stay here again.
Our favorite spot
This is our second stay here and we will be back later in the summer. We love the house, location, and amenities offered. The house is perfect for everyone to spread out for downtime or hang out on the porch together. Communication with the owner has been great and the house is clean and very well maintained. You feel at home and the bathrooms are a huge bonus after a day in the sun.
The house was comfortable and convenient to the beach.
Overall, we had a good experience with several exceptions: the house was not ready at check in time, the pool heater was not turned on until the second day although we had been charged for it (refund promised but not yet received). There was stinginess of supplies. One bath towel, handtowel, washcloth per person for the entire stay with no additional towels available, one roll of toilet paper per bathroom, an empty handsoap dispenser, one kleenex box with two tissues remaining in it. We were asked to launder beach towels before we left (not a problem) but not even a small amount of detergent provided, two dishwashers soap pods for the stay. Considering the rental price for the house, the scarcity of towels, soap, etc. was disappointing.
Good evening Anne!
Thank you for staying with us at Sea Gem! We value your patronage and want to thank you for this feedback. I received your email the evening of your check in concerning the pool heat and it was corrected the next morning and the unused portion was refunded to you before you left the property.
You communicated nothing about supplies or linens. I apologize for the “stinginess” of supplies. It’s industry standard to leave a starter supply as guests tend to bring their own that they prefer to use, just like being at home, but more are available upon request at any time. One towel set per person is also the industry standard at hotels and vacation homes, but again we could have brought more anytime if contacted and we advertise that service. We leave our housekeeping card and you have the homeaway contact for me through email that goes immediately to both owner and myself, Property Manager. We are here 7 days a week!
We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our guests, so I do sincerely apologize! We hope you enjoyed the weather and the Island’s hospitality and hope you’ll be back soon! If the refund hasn’t been posted to your card, along with your refunded security deposit, please let us know! We do not control how long it takes for homeaway to process refunds but can provide details on when we posted them.
Feels like home only warmer
My wife and I have had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations ever!
The house had everything we could ask for and more. We rode the beach bikes and walked the beach every day. Sheryl went out of her way to make our stay the BEST EVER!
Looking forward to next year.
The property was lovely, well-maintained, homey & comfortable. The kitchen was so well equipped it was a joy to cook, even in vacation...love the Plantation
Great location. Very comfortable house.
We have enjoyed 2 stays at Sea Gem. The house is open, spacious and comfortable. The private pool is a nice addition. A short walking distance to the beach. The peace of mind of Plantation security. It all adds up to a great family vacation. The only reason we would not return to Sea Gem is a growing family and the need for more space. We love St. George and Sea Gem.