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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Sea La Vie was absolutely the best!!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely and comfortable home! We truly enjoyed staying here and all the amenities from the elevator to the abundance of beach equipment. This is such a well appointed house with everything and anything you could need or want. The kitchen was well equipped and living space large and accommodating. Such a beautiful home, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea La Vie is the perfect Family Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation at Sea La Vie. The house was perfect for our family of 8 (six kids ranging from pre-teen to early 20s). We love the decor. The stocked kitchen was the best I have experienced in 12+ years of annual beach trips. Plus, the furnished beach towels were a very nice touch. The owner was delightful to work with. We plan to return here again. St. George Island is our favorite vacation spot and we now have a favorite house.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic vacation at Sea la Vie. The house is in a perfect location with easy access to the beach.The beach is great for walking and for finding wonderful shells. There are lots of waves, and on calmer days we saw lots of dolphins.The house itself is great. It is clean with comfortable beds, nice bathrooms, and wonderful porches. I can't believe I did not know about St. George Island sooner. It is nothing like the crowded touristy areas further west on the panhandle. I have never seen so many stars! We fell in love with the island and the house. And Apalachicola is a neat town close enough to get to easily for lots of shopping and great eating! There is good food to be found on St. George Island also, though not as many choices. We ate at 7 different restaurants and did not have a bad meal.

We are a group of retired teachers who have traveled together for years, and we all agree this is one of our favorite places. God willing we will be back to this island and this house.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Family Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I brought our three kids down to SGI to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The house and beach are just fabulous. The interior is first class from the bathrooms to the kitchen. They have everything you need for cooking pretty much anything in the kitchen. I am a foodie and was able to make everything I would make in my own kitchen with all of the tools provided. Every room has its own bathroom and the rooms all have great beds. Everything is taken care of from big towels for the beach to beach chairs and boogie boards for lounging and playing on the beach. In the morning my wife and I would sit on the rocking chairs on the screened in deck and drink coffee from the Keurig as my kids would wake they would join us with a cup of tee or hot chocolate. We played board games(provided) every evening with the family and didn't turn on the tv once. If I were to ask my kids to give the house and beach a grade on a 5 star scale they would all give it 5 stars for sure.

The owner is great to work with and very easy to communicate with before or during your stay. It is a little bit of a drive from the restaurants but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our favorite vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd time my family stayed at Sea La Vie. It's the perfect house for a relaxing beach vacation. Comfy furnishings, a great and very large screen porch for dinner and cocktails, and an amazing view of the gulf from every bedroom. Lori, the owner is very accommodating and made sure all was well during our stay. We love this house and will come back for years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN 37918

A Week In Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We are 5 retired siblings and spouses on a once a year family reunion. We stayed at Sea la Vie last year and thought we had found paradise. We had an even more enjoyable time this year. We had tropical storms the first two days but that did not slow us down. We watched the huge waves from the wonderful screened in porch. After the storms we walked the beach and found incredible shells and 34 starfish that had washed up on the shore and died. We had dolphin shows each day. One couple from our party were lucky enough to kayak with nine dolphins one afternoon. The property is very clean. Each room looks like it was decorated in detail by an interior designer. The kitchen is equipped with everything needed to cook any meal. We loved having our meals at the large round table inside accommodating our ten family members or the picturesque rectangular table of ten on the screened in porch. I don't think you will find another place on the island as inviting as this wonderful home. If you decide to stay at Sea la Vie please take good care of it as we plan to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.