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Elegant Beachfront Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths (all En Suite), 2 Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Twins, Sleeps 8-10

Come relax at one of the best beachfront homes in the Plantation on St. George Island.

Sea La Vie is not your typical beach rental, with low-grade furnishings and sleeper sofas and bunk beds crammed in every nook and cranny in order to maximize the number of guests per rental.

Our home features hardwood floors throughout and is comfortably furnished in a calming, neutral palette. The layout of our home gives each guest / couple maximum privacy, with each bedroom enjoying an en suite private bath.

The house offers unobstructed 180 degree views of the gulf from most rooms. The living and dining area extend to the HUGE screened porch, with 10 rocking chairs, a large swing and large teak dining table to relax on after a long day on the beach.

The gourmet kitchen has everything you need to have a shrimp boil, shuck fresh oysters and make homemade ice cream for dessert! The home also features a fish cleaning / oyster shucking area as well as an outdoor picnic charcoal grill.

Sea La Vie features a flat screen television with HD satellite TV, Blu-ray, and Netflix and Amazon streaming. The house is also equipped with Wi-Fi and high speed internet service. We recently installed a cell signal booster, allowing you to get a strong cellphone signal throughout our home.

When the day is done, retreat to one of 5 bedrooms, each with an en suite bath. Three of the bedrooms have beachfront porch access as well!



2Kings, 2 Queens, 2 Twins

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Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018

About Lori

We purchased this property as an escape from our hectic lives in Atlanta, Georgia. We were looking for a place that is remote and relaxing. We love peace and quiet, and simply do not enjoy a beach or restaurants that are packed with people. We have enough stress at work, we don't need it on vacation! Our home is not your typical rental. It will feel very much like you are at home at the beach!

Lori purchased this house in 2012

Why Lori chose Plantation

We treat Sea La Vie as our home away from home, not just as a rental property. As such, Sea La Vie features more high end finishes and furnishings than you will typically find in local rental homes.

What makes this house unique

* Each bedroom has a private en suite bath.

* 3 of 5 bedrooms have beachfront porch access

* The Plantation amenities are available to our guests, including pool, tennis, and fitness center.


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Beautiful house right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our trip to St. George!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect house for a single family or a couple of families with a couple of kids each (sleeps 10). The location of the house relative to the beach/gulf is nothing short of perfect (40 yards from the porch to the water). The house is well equipped and they provide really nice beach towels (a nice and unusual perk). We had a couple of very minor issues which the owner addressed immediately which was deeply appreciated. The indoor furniture was very nice and comfortable as were the beds in each of the bedrooms. Overall, this house is great and working directly with the owner assured our experience renting their house was just as great.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elegant, well-equipped, serene.

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on St. George for years. We have always rented homes in The Plantation and have never been disappointed. However, the bar has been raised after our stay here. Every detail was clean, comfortable, and elegant. The beds and linens were luxurious, the kitchen was extremely well-equipped, and the in-house beach towels and beach toys were such a treat.

The layout of the house is perfect and the lot and beachfront could not be better. Very private!

The 2 best things about the house were that there were baby gates available in a closet to use and the elevator! My new nephew (just recently adopted) could cruise around while we cooked/visited. There was even locks on the screen doors so that we could all congregate on the screened porch without worrying about the curious toddler. As far as the elevator, I wish I could just say that my handicapped mother thanks you... but the rest of us also enjoyed having it when unloading and loading (hey, it’s ok to be a little bit lazy on vacation, right!).

Lori was very patient with me (even though I almost messed up while booking) and was so easy to reach with any questions.

We can’t wait to book our next stay! (Don’t worry, Lori, I will have my MUCH more responsible husband do the booking next time🙈?😬?).

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Beautiful beach!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sea La Vie for the second straight year. The beautiful decor, a well stocked kitchen, hardwood floors, quality beach towels and the large screened porch are just a few of the reasons why. It’s just a few steps down from the porch and the beautiful, uncrowded beach awaits. The owners are wonderful to work with. We definitely hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Paradise - Fabulous home - Very clean - Well maintained. Best House on the Island !!!

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth year we have stayed at Sea La Vie. We are 5 siblings and spouses that have a family reunion here every year. This home is perfect in every way. We love the huge screened in porch with rocking chairs and a swing overlooking the ocean. We are blessed each day with a porpoise show. They seem to love that area. The kitchen is well equipped and you have a choice of eating inside on the huge round table or eating outside on the large table on the screened in porch. Both have a gorgeous view. Each room is so comfortable, well decorated and inviting. The beach is just a short walk down the wooden walkway. The shells are amazing. WE LOVE THIS HOUSE AND HOPE TO BE BACK NEXT YEAR.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family favorite ❤️

  • 5 of 5

We love this house! So comfortable and privacy for all. Hammock, porch swings and rockers galore. Beach is always beautiful and plenty of sea shells.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tallahassee, FL
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Harry A's
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Blue Parrot
Nearest Beach
St. George Island
Car: necessary

This is one of the most breath-taking Gulf front homes on St. George Island. This home sits on a large one acre Gulf-front lot.


Private boardwalk, clubhouse, community pool, community fitness room, outdoor shower, wi-fi, tennis courts, gas grill, outdoor fish cleaning area

Things to do:

- Head to the beach -- it's only steps from the screened in porch!

- Visit local parks - Both the lighthouse park in the center of St. George Island, and the state park at the eastern end of the island provide public access to the beach with restrooms, picnic tables, and other amenities. And, most of the north/south roads on the island provide a public access to the beach.

- Ride a bike - St. George Island has 17 miles of paved bike paths and lots of off-roads for exploring. Ride a bike from one side of the island to the other.

- Watch for birds - birding is a year-round event

- Get in the water - Both kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available for rental on St. George Island for use in the Gulf or the Apalachicola Bay.

- Learn something - Franklin County, Florida is home to a number of museums. Visit the Apalachicola Estuary Nature Center to learn about local fish, turtles, and more. Visit the Apalachicola Maritime Museum to learn more about the area's celebrated maritime history.

- Catch a live band - Visit Harry A's on St. George Island or The Tap Room at the Owl Cafe in Apalachicola to enjoy live music.

- Take a picture - St. George Island is a photographer's paradise with another stunning shot around every corner. Sunrises, sunsets, landscapes, the surf, wildlife, native and migrating birds, butterflies, your family having fun …

- Shop Apalachicola – Just 20 minutes to the west, Apalachicola is home to quaint downtown area with charming boutiques and a great selection of restaurants, ranging from raw bars to fine dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $275

For cancellations made within 30 days of scheduled check-in, we retain $1,000 of the reservation deposit. VRBO offers affordable cancellation insurance to help in these situations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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