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Swim On Inn To Our Beachfront Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,480 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home (Sleeps 12) On One Acre Of Oceanfront Property.

Beautiful beach house in a breath-taking gated community.

Feel like you've stepped back in time as you drive through Apalachicola with its quaint shops, restaurants, and shrimp/oyster boats. There's lots to see and do (and eat!) in this historic fishing town. Next, head across two loooong bridges, over some of the best oyster beds in the world, taking you further out into the gulf. As you approach St. George Island, the historic lighthouse and museum grow on the horizon to greet you. The island offers a pristine state park on the east end, a nice town center with a few restaurants, and the plantation gated-community on the west end. You'll immediately see the striking white sand beaches on the gulf and remarkable marsh-scapes on the bay side. Your home-away-from-home is west. After stopping to check-in at the gate, drive in and welcome the quiet serenity and peace as you drive through the beautiful landscape of The Plantation - winding around tennis courts, swimming pools, bike paths, and a private airport runway. Your destination is amidst beautiful homes on acre lots, at the end of a quiet street, surrounded by sand dunes. You're excitement grows as you realize you are not staying next to the beach, but on the beach! A tropically land-scaped acre of heavenly beachfront property plus a beautiful luxury 4-bedroom home to spoil you and your family.

You never know who you may see...Like country music? Well, you might just see Jason Aldean and his new wife strolling down our boardwalk to enjoy the sand and sea as he recently bought the home directly behind ours. Like Rock-n-Roll?? How would you feel if you ran into Kid Rock as you were walking into the local grocery store?....or how about an actress such as Suzanne Somers whose home is also just down the beach a just never know who you might encounter on our beautiful island.

Swim on Inn has 2 King beds, 1 Queen, 2 Twin bunk beds and a twin day bed in 4 spacious bedrooms.

Cooks will be delighted with the wonderfully outfitted kitchen. And with 2 separate living areas, everyone will have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy their beach vacation.

Decks on every level of the house, each with an inspiring view of the white sand and clear water, and a ground floor deck with gazebo. Start watching for the dolphins, sea turtles, and your other marine neighbors.

By the time you arrive, you will feel the stress melt away. So much to do and see... or so little... your choice. Swim on Inn - and enjoy your vacation!

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Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Second Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • The home is on an aerobic septic system. These systems are VERY sensitive, so please don't flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilets.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Second Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk beds, sleeping a total of 4
    Master Bedroom Suite - A king and twin size daybed.
  • The Master Bedroom encompasses the entire 3rd floor of the home. It has its own private balcony, bath with jetted tub and sitting/office area. The first floor of the home has the other 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a living area. One of the bedrooms is a second Master with a king size bed, its own private bath and access to a deck with views of the gulf. The other two bedrooms include a bedroom with a queen bed with access to the deck facing the gulf and a bedroom with a pair of bunk beds at the front of the home.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Rentals are Saturday-Saturday No smoking in home or on property. No pets. Individual responsible on rental agreements must be at least 25 years of age.


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Swim On Inn To Our Beachfront Home
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

Perfect !!

  • 5 of 5

Our first extended family vacation was made perfect in this home! There were 10 of us, and we never felt crowded on top of each other at all!

The kitchen was wonderful for cooking meals, the pergola area was great for grilling out, and the balconies on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th floors made for some wonderful private times listening to the ocean waves come ashore!

Beach access was easily accessible, and the beach area was never crowded at all!!

At times, we felt like we were all alone. I enjoyed the quietness in the evenings, and mornings.

We all certainly enjoyed our vacation, and the elevator was a life saver for me!

The weather was wonderful for us, and we could have stayed there forever!

We would recommend the Swim-On-Inn for any family looking to spend some relaxing days together soaking up the sun in a wonderful home environment!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you and your extended family had such a nice time during your vacation to our wonderful island! We too love sitting on the balconies...enjoying the quiet, watching the sun come up, watching the dolphins play and especially star gazing at night!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on our home! It sounds like you all were able to make some precious memories that you will cherish in the years to come! We hope that we will get to share our home again with you and your family in the not-too-distant future!
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Thanks for the memories!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 adults and 4 grandchildren from Texas LOVED this "perfect" home and St. George Island!

We had everything we needed! The beach was clean, private, and just a few steps from our door over the boardwalk through the dunes.

The home was large enough for everyone to have their own space when needed. My husband read books, and the children played games provided

in the den area, when we were not at the water collecting shells, jumping waves, and making sand castles. The screened deck was where we spent the evenings. We rented kayaks and went out to meet the dolphin, saw a sea turtle pop it's head up, and saw a live starfish in the shallow water.

This was the beach I remembered as a child growing up Florida, not the over crowded, over commercialized, and partying beaches found in many places today.

I had excellent communications with the owner while planning our trip and highly recommend Swim on Inn.

"Thanks for the memories!"

The Kelly/Cornwell families from Dallas, Woodway, and Austin, Texas. (July 22-29, 2017)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have been able to share our home with you and your family! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and also for the pictures you sent us of your vacation! We hope you will come back and stay with us again in the future!!
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Canton, Georgia

We had a great family vacation at Swim on Inn!

  • 4 of 5

The ice machine, elevator & screened porch added to our experience. The bar area was well stocked with lovely stemware. Cooking in the kitchen was a pleasure. Everything was labeled for easy finding. The house was very well equipped. Outside area was great for the fishermen in the group - very comfortable and inviting. The grill was a little worn and the cover fell apart on our first use. We used it several times. We have been coming to St. George Island for 15 years and this house rated right there at the top.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review of our property! We were very surprised and sorry to read in your review that you had issues with the grill outside!! Had you only reached out to us during your stay to let us know the grill was broken, we would've worked on replacing it right away so that you could have enjoyed your experience a bit more!!
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St George Is, Fl is a wonderful beach to visit!

  • 5 of 5

Swim on Inn is s fabulous beach house! Very nicely decorated and well-equipped for all your needs...hghly recommend...really like being in The Plantation😎👍❤️

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Corinne, We are so happy to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time on the island and that you enjoyed our home as much as we do! Thanks again for taking such good care of her and we hope that you will be back again.
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Absolutely perfect ❤️️

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time at swim on inn! The home was spacious and clean. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for our family's first trip to SGI. Lots of great memories made here! Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful island and our home! We hope that you will come back and stay with us again in the not-too-distant future!!
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A great time for 2 families

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the owner was pleasant to work with. She stayed in contact before during and after our stay to make sure everything was ok. The highlight of the house was the screened in porch, perhaps the largest such porch of any houses around us. The screen let us watch the sun go down with a bug-free with a breeze! When we arrived on Saturday, one of the first things we saw were dolphins just off shore....and we saw them about that time every day of our stay. We would definitely recommend this house for anyone's vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Pam! We are so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time during your vacation!! It was our pleasure to have you all stay in our home and we hope that you will be back to stay again in the not-too-distant future.
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Manager, Swim On Inn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Manager, Swim On Inn

My husband has lived in several places throughout the U.S. He attended college at both Georgia Tech and the University of Texas in Austin (Go Yellow Jackets and Longhorns!!) I have lived throughout the U.S., England and Indonesia. I am extremely proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps! We have three children between us and 2 grandchildren. Our oldest daughter lives just down the street from us with her husband and daughter, our second son is serving our country in the U.S. Air Force and lives with his family in Louisiana and our youngest son is in college.

Manager, Swim On Inn purchased this house in 2013

Why Manager, Swim On Inn chose Plantation

Our family has always loved the beach. We love those little unique spots...the quiet and the laid back. St. George is just that type of island. With its miles of walking and bicycle paths, beautiful sand beaches and lack of high rises and bumper-to-bumper traffic...we knew this was The place for us! We have found the island is truly a place to slow down from our very hectic lives and spend quality time with our family and friends. We feel truly blessed to have found our home on the island and we hope you find the peace and serenity we do when you visit our home away from home.


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City
Car: necessary

Things to do:

Beach it!

Look for shells.

Grab a fishing rod and reel in your dinner.

Visit the beautiful St. George Island Lighthouse.

Bicycling/Walking - The island has miles of paved bike paths.

Bird watching...all year long.

Launch a kayak or stand-up paddle board into either the Bay or Gulf.

Rent a wave runner and zip across the gulf.

Museums - Franklin County has museums spread out all across the county.

Photography - The island is a photographer's paradise with a stunning shot around every corner...not to mention lots of shots of your family having fun!

Look up at the stars - without all the bright lights at night, you might just spy a falling star.

State Park - Spend the day at Julian G. Bruce State Park on the east end of the island.

Apalachicola - View the historic homes, wander through the shops...and be sure to eat some of the best tasting oysters on the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Plantation Gate Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

We do accept monthly rentals. Please contact us for a quote. Rental is based on Saturday-Saturday. Individual responsible for rental, must be 25 or older. No smoking in home or on property. No Pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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