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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 ways...you 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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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 high school.
Manager, Swim On Inn purchased this house in 2013
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.
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!
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.
Swim on in is a great place to stay for you beach vacation. The house is seconds from the water it come with all the accommodations you could want for a relaxing beach front vacation. It's in a remote location making the beaches almost private. The tap water in the house is suppressingly good tasting for Florida coast water. And the showers all had great water pressure to include the outdoor shower that was most convenient! Over all I have nothing bad to say about this house. If you are looking for great beach front home to rent that will support multiple family's comfortably this is a good choice.
Also the owner is a very kind young woman that cares for her house!
Only thing I wish if offered were to allow pets but I understand why some owners wouldn't allow them.
My family had a very frustrating experience in our stay at Swim on Inn. When I originally spoke to the owner, I was thoroughly impressed by how diligently she supposedly vetted her renters. I was confident her thoroughness was indicative of a well-maintained property. Unfortunately, that was not the case. She had a group of extremely destructive and rowdy renters the week before our arrival. The cleanliness of the house was completely unacceptable....dirty counters, dirty floors, dirty bathrooms, food left on the grill, a pair of underwear in the yard, etc. I had to go buy cleaning supplies and invest time to make the house habitable for the week. Also, upon our Saturday arrival, both outdoor garbage cans were packed to overflowing and there was no garbage pickup until Tuesday. The cable was out when we arrived and not repaired until Wednesday. It went out again on Thursday. No TV during NBA finals week! We reached out to the owners. They were unable to address the issues during our stay. It would have been helpful if they had a representative in the area who could have assisted us. Instead, my husband had to find a way to manage the garbage situation himself. The other issues were unresolved. At the end of the day, we paid a substantial amount of money to rent Swim on Inn during a peak summer week. We have been visiting St. George for ten years now. Swim on Inn was the worst value for the money we have experienced. The owners did return some extra money along with our damage deposit. The returned funds were less than 5% of the rental price. The amount of money was not sufficient for the problems we encountered and the impact on our vacation. I have never written a negative review before. I feel bad for the owners. However, potential renters should be aware of the possible pitfalls of this property. Vacations are too expensive and family time too precious for this outcome.
Nice and easy beach access. Comfortable beds. Roomy and tastefully decorated. Would recommend getting elevator especially for check in and out days.
Great location, very nice home and owner, Trash pick up was a major issue.
Things to do:
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Elevator Fee (Optional)||$150 + Tax|
|Plantation Gate Fee||$75 + Tax|
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
We do accept monthly rentals. Please contact us for a quote. Rental is based on Saturday-Saturday.