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Bay Front Home! 5BR/5BA Pool & Boat Dock! Waterfront View in all Bedrooms

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Home has had extensive upgrades with private beach and enlarged pool patio constructed, new photos coming soon!

Waterfront home has a sweeping view of the Apalachacola Bay. Enjoy vivid sunsets from three levels of expansive covered balconies.

Beach house has salt water pool and newly renovated enlarged dock that makes an excellent fishing platform right behind the house! Dock has running water and electricity. We've also added boat trailer parking next to the home. You can now charge up a boat on the water or do some late night fishing off the dock (which is outstanding with live shrimp).

Step inside to draw straws for one of the five bedrooms. Four being master suites, privacy and solitude can be accommodated for all, at this professionally decorated BAY FRONT home. A Tropical Bay sleeps 12 people very comfortably! One room includes a foldable crib and the cozy couch that can accommodate a couple kids if needed. Fresh linens and towels will be provided in every room just like a five star hotel!

Next move up to the open living area. Designed and furnished for entertaining or relaxing with loved ones. The dining room features seating for eight with an additional three stools at the bar, adjacent to the well appointed kitchen.

If you wish to visit Saint George Islands renowned white sand beaches, you can walk to a public access point in less than 5 minutes.

The area is rich in history, shopping and shelling, yet far away from the crowds. Excellent cuisine is in the area and also a short 10 minute ride to Apalachicola, the center of the 'Forgotten Coast of Florida.' St. George Island also has a few night spots with live entertainment and pizza parlor for children less than 5 minutes away. Golf Carts and bicycles are an enjoyable method of travel on the island.

Outdoors: Under-house Concrete Parking for up to six vehicles; Covered Entry; Pool: 12x28; Enclosed Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower with bathroom; Large Dock on Channel; Grill, multiple chairs, tables, and an outdoor lounge /sofa for relaxing by the pool; back yard converted to white sand beach.

More Details

Chad Streid
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Chad Streid chose St. George Island

We moved to North Florida 20 years ago and visited Saint George Island. We immediately fell in love with the local charm and beauty of the "forgotten coast". Coming from South Florida it reminded us of Sanibel Island before development hit the area. If you're looking for a relaxed, family oriented island to get away from the crowds then this is the place for you!

What makes this house unique

Amazing fishing, with no high rises or large crowds. Area has a local charm that is hard to find, be sure to visit Apalachicola to get the full experience!


Outstanding fishing off the homes dock and amazing white sand beaches within walking distance.


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , Two custom bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Foldable Crib in Closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top floor with private balcony.
  • All bedrooms have sliding door access to balcony with sunset view of Bay.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Bay Front Home! 5BR/5BA Pool & Boat Dock! Waterfront View in all Bedrooms
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 21 reviews

Incredible house!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't be happier with our stay at "A Tropical Bay"! The house was perfect for our family. There was a little something for everyone. There was much fishing off the wonderful dock and the pool was used every day. We can't wait to return to Saint George Island again someday and hopefully stay at "A Tropical Bay"!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nothing to see here...;)

  • 5 of 5

The last thing I want to do is give away our best kept family secret so everyone wants to stay at A Tropical Bay, but the honest truth was this home is absolutely exceptional. It is such a beautiful home, gorgeously decorated (pictures are dated on the website and dons't nearly do it justice) and perfectly located on the island. The dock was great for fishing and the boat we rented while on the Island, couldn't have been better to tie up on the dock and hit the water first thing. The sunset views are spectacular, the pool is so perfect the kids had a blast and loved watching the pelicans and boats on the water as they played. My only complaint was Chad didn't have a stocked fridge of adult beverages for my arrival...I wouldn't have been surprised if he did, everything else was perfect and simply amazing. The kitchen accessories are abundant, space is plentiful, the landscaping is loved the new beach area to play. I think this is our 6th or 7th year at SGI and this is our favorite into-and-out of town (as compared to the Plantation) was so easy...we've always been beachfront...not anymore, the Bay front is so amazing, the sunsets and relaxing view is perfect. I hate to give this such a glowing review and everyone know about my secret on SGI but this home is the best of all things, you and your family will love it and leave with many wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxing property

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful! We had 11 in our party and the home accommodated us well! The home was as advertised. We all enjoyed our stay and will recommend to other friends and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxed, beautiful views, family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer at A Tropical Bay and we were impressed with a number of upgrades to their amenities. The owners clearly want their guests to be able to relax and enjoy the island.

Location - close enough to everything on the island - you can walk, bike or golf cart anywhere within minutes.

Property - Home is better than described - balconies everywhere and they added a sandy area great for beach games or just relaxing. Fishing from the dock is fun for everyone and they have a fish cleaning station as well. Everything was clean and they even had cleaning supplies on hand.

Customer Service - Owner was readily available to answer questions and addresses any concerns right away without hesitation.

Recommended for - Families or couples, even two - three families using the nice bunk room for 4 children. Even includes a crib and baby gate for the little ones.

To do - Be sure to go out to the Gulf to see the sunrise at least once, take a bike ride to the east end of the island, eat pizza at BJ's Pizza at least once and go to happy hour at Paddy's and the Blue Parrot. Plan to watch the sunset from the dock at the house every night - it is a different amazing show every time! Most of all, relax, take a nap, enjoy old Florida at it's very best!

Tips - Depending on the time of the year, be sure and be prepared for potential mosquitos and take precautions. Keep a cooler full of water and drinks on the ground floor to be able to enjoy the pool and beach without going up to the kitchen as often.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in several homes on the island, and this one is the best! We had three boats and eleven people with no complaints. There was room to park all three trailers and five vehicles. The owner was very helpful and responded quickly to my questions and the small issue we had with the kayak. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Tropical Bay

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year of staying at A Tropical Bay and we thoroughly enjoy it. We like being able to put our boat in and leave it for the week. The sunsets are breath taking. We love the improvements on the dock and around the swimming pool. The new fence allowed us to enjoy the view of the Bay and also provided a nice breeze.

See you next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $275
Damage Deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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