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1st Tier Property, Private Pool, Across from Beach, Pet Friendly

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Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool


Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)


Beautiful, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. Comfortable, private home, ranch style home, (three steps up) with delightful, updated and well kept interior. This popular rental has Lush landscaping, Butterfly Garden, and Private Pool. Wrap Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching, and afternoon dining. Kitchen, decks, and sunporch affords view of Gulf of Mexico. Sunporch is a great place to read the paper, a good book, and have that morning cup of of coffee.
Futon and day bed are available for guests.

Island bike path crosses rear of property and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing etc. Beach walkover is directly across from home.

Kitchen is furnished with everything you could possibly need to cook up fresh Florida Seafood. Cookbooks and menus from local restaurants in Home Notebook.
Wireless Internet Access.
Pets Allowed. 2 Pets Maximum.

Please visit our online Guest Book to see what everyone has to say about Sandpiper Cottage. The guest book is a great way to find out what everyone else has enjoyed doing while visiting the island.

In 2008 the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination-Architecture, beautiful antebellum homes, a true working waterfront are some of the reasons for this award. Only 8 miles away, Apalachicola is a great day trip-only 2 other Florida cities share this honor, Key West and Fernandina Beach. Shopping, eating, and touring the historic district of old Florida.
Visit the State Park on St George for fishing, shelling, and picnics.

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Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pet friendly-but please obey leash laws and pickup after your pet. Wrap deck has locking gates for children and pets. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7

  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Daybed: 2 twin/ single

    daybed with trundle located in Family room...moreless

  • Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    located on Sunporch, lots of windows has no heating/cooling...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed/daybed in family room, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Futon on Sunporch....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    small bathroom-sink,toilet, & shower only. no tub...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 4 Lounge Chairs, 2 Outdoor Dining Tables w/ Umbrella, Very nice Fish Cleaning Sink on Property, phone, 4 Ceiling Fans, Linens Always Provided. High Speed Internet available, Pool can be heated for a fee, *Bikes and Floats not provided, but occasionally there will be floats left from previous guests. Located 3 blocks from commercial area. Bikes can be rented on island....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Board Games, Puzzles...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3, dvd player, small stereo / cd player/ radio...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View:

    1st Tier Property, Right Across From Beach and Walkover...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    1st Tier Property -Right Across from Beach and Walkover....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    table seats 4, bar seats 4 Outdoor/Patio dining table seats 4...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:


  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating:


  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels provided, privately cleaned, beds made, all linens provided. Vacuum in laundry room....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Family Room open to Kitchen-over looks pool decking and view to beach....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    parking pad 3 to 4 cars or 2 cars & 1 boat...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    generous parking available...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    RVs, Boats, & Trailer allowed....moreless

  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    If needed, guest to supply their own beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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

    Heavy duty pots and pans, knife block, variety of utensils, barware, Fiesta Ware dinnerware, Cuisinart Flatware, 2 coffee makers, toaster, electric fryer, slow cooker, festive serving dishes, variety of baking dishes....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Various, chef knives, serving dishes, ......moreless

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

    Well Equipped Kitchen is open to Family room....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Wrap Sundeck with dining table, umbrella, and additional seating. Great place for star gazing. Sundeck overlooks private pool and additional decks....moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Landscaped and fairly private...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Open style park grill...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Property & pool nicely landscaped for privacy with 4 poolside lounge chairs, poolside dining table, additional dining table on sundeck. Deck Umbrella. Pool Heated for a fee-$250. per week or prorated-...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 24 traveler reviews
High Season-$2396.weekly this rate includes fees,taxes,cleaning,linens,trip insur
Mid Season-$1711. weekly rate includes fees,taxes,cleaning,linens,trip insurance
Low Season-$1368. weekly rate includes fees,taxes,cleaning,linens,trip insurance
*3 night minimum during mid or low season-contact for rates
*Sunday turn day for high season-flexible the remainder of the year.
*Seasons vary, please contact owner for rates and specials.
*Holiday Rates typically fall into the High or Mid Season rate.
*Monthly Rates available by request.25% deposit required within 10 days of booking

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. James Bay Golf Resort
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 98
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
BJs Pizza and Sub

Car: Necessary

State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Rent Bikes, Scooters, Golfcarts, Golf at St James Bay-approx 25 to 30 minutes east on Hwy 98 or Port St. Joe Country Club.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2001

About: Sandpiper Cottage was built in the early 1970s by 2 brothers to share with their growing families. The door frame to the laundry room has the names, dates, and heights of all of their children. When we purchased Sandpiper our children's info was also added, along with a few of our 4-legged family members. Their family continues to travel to St. George Island and we are honored that they still stay in Sandpiper when they visit. Our family purchased Sandpiper Cottage in 2001, we have had fun making Sandpiper Cottage our own. The pool and landscape was the first large project we tackled. When we purchased the cottage, I could not wait for the day I could change the outside color from that 'crazy pink' to a more subdued color. However, that day came in 2008 and we just could not make ourselves change the color, in fact, we chose a color called Caribbean Coral-we always tell folks to look for the pink house with a green roof on East 5th! We consider Sandpiper Cottage a true Florida cottage. But don't let the age fool you, all of the systems have been replaced, along with new duct work, flooring, furniture(inside & out), and of course paint.

Why East End, St. George Island, FL, USA:
Growing up on the Georgia coast a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area and we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her travels to her 2nd home on Dog Island Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal. How great was that!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sandpiper Cottage is on a corner lot, it is positioned across from a beach right of way that cannot be built upon. You walk out your door, cross the street and you are on the dune walkover. There is not a home to our right, left, or behind Sandpiper. The island bike path conveniently crosses the rear of our property-it is great for walking pets, early morning runs, and of course sight seeing on your bike. Bicycle, golf carts are available to rent in numerous locations on the SGI. If you get a chance, during your visit, check out the sunsets on the west end of the island, on the bay side.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool

    Sandpiper Cottage with easy beach access, landscaped grounds, private pool



  • Evening View

    Evening View

  • Wrap Deck Overlooks Pool and Butterfly Garden

    Wrap Deck Overlooks Pool and Butterfly Garden

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Kitchen & Breakfast Bar

    Kitchen & Breakfast Bar

  • East Bedroom

    East Bedroom

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • West Bath

    West Bath

  • Sun Porch

    Sun Porch

  • Dune Walkover

    Dune Walkover

  • Sandpiper Cottage, Corner Property with direct access to Beach and Walkover

    Sandpiper Cottage, Corner Property with direct access to Beach and Walkover

  • landscape surrounds private pool with nice view

    landscape surrounds private pool with nice view

  • Wrap Deck -Beach View

    Wrap Deck -Beach View

  • Family Room open to Kitchen

    Family Room open to Kitchen

  • Kitchen


  • Family Room & Kitchen

    Family Room & Kitchen

  • East Bath

    East Bath

  • West Bedroom

    West Bedroom

  • Showers


  • Walkway to Beach

    Walkway to Beach

  • Quiet, Pet Friendly Beach

    Quiet, Pet Friendly Beach

VRBO #45164

This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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