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Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Family Home*6 Bdrms & 7 Baths*Gulf Views*Private Pool*2 Minute Walk To Beach

Saturday to Saturday Rental

If you want an exclusive, first class, trouble free vacation experience, then you've chosen the right home. Welcome to the best St. George Island vacation experience of your life! The Smith Family knows you work hard all year to provide your family with the ultimate vacation and this is it!! Customer service is our specialty. If you have a request, we will give a 110% to make it happen!!

We are a pet free/dander free home. We cater to families that need (because of asthma or severe allergies) or want an animal free/dander free home.

Good Vibes has something for everyone!! It has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, room for the whole family, a private heated pool, free, reliable WIFI, a 2 minute walk to the beach all on hard surface, awesome views of the gulf and close to shopping and dining in historic Apalachicola.

'Good Vibes' and positive 'Chi' is what your going to feel when you walk into this spacious 3400 plus sq. ft 'classic' Plantation home on a secluded one acre lot. This beautiful home, in a private gated community (appropriately named "Good Vibes") is perfect for family reunions, multi family get-togethers or a "Ladies Getaway" (all 6 bedrooms have their own full bathroom, YEAH!!! No sharing! and 4 of the bedrooms are plenty big enough to put a pack n play). It has 3 floors, 6 bedrooms with private full bathrooms w/tubs and showers, two separate living areas, a half bathroom, a huge kitchen w/breakfast bar, large dining room and an elevator (free use to our guests) that services all 3 floors. Numerous, new flat screen TVs are located throughout the house, along with cable and dependable WIFI. Washer and dryer. New deck furniture. New card table and chairs for extra seating. Multiple decks with unbelievable gulf views and the large screened in pool (which can be heated for a fee) provide plenty of space and privacy for even the largest of families. Under house parking and plenty of room to park a boat. Easy 2 minute walk to the beach. Wagon included. Outdoor shower and fish cleaning station. Tennis courts.

Relax in a variety of bed sizes: 1 King, 4 Queens, 2 Twins and full size futon.

Pool heating $400 a week

Pet Free, Allergy Free

$500 refundable damage deposit is to be paid by check or money order 30 days prior to your vacation

Excerpts From Our contract

4. CANCELLATIONS AND RESERVATION CHANGES: In the event you must cancel, it must be within 60 days prior to your arrival to receive your full payment minus $250 cancellation fee. No service fees will be refunded. Please note that after the 60 days we cannot refund your reservation/security deposit or your advance rental payment unless equivalent revenue is generated from another rental customer for the same time period. If the property re-rents and generates the equivalent revenue, we will refund your advance payment minus a cancellation fee of $250. Renter may choose to purchase travel insurance separately and it is strongly recommended.

8. ALL RENTALS ARE TO FAMILIES AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS ONLY. Owner only rents to family groups, couples, and responsible adults over the age of thirty (30). Occupancy and the use of the premises in a fashion that disturbs or offends other residences will be a violation of this contract. Any violation is grounds for immediate eviction without refund of rent or deposit. We want you to have an enjoyable vacation, but you must respect the rights of other residents on the island.

9. OCCUPANCY: The maximum number of guests is strictly restricted to fourteen*(14)* persons. Overnight guests are restricted to the number of persons reserved for the premises (maximum of 14). At no time can there be a total of more than fourteen (14) people at the premises, including overnight guests and visitors not staying overnight. Renters will be in default of this Vacation Rental Agreement if there are more than fourteen (14) persons at the premises at any given time.

12. PETS: We are an animal free/dander free home. We cater to families that need (because of asthma or severe allergies) or want an animal free/dander free home. If an animal is seen on the property or animal hair is detected, it will result in the loss of your deposit.

More Details

Lucas Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Lucas Smith

We are a very close multigenerational family who have always loved beach vacations and spending time together. It was in 2012, when we traveled to St. George Island for the first time and we knew this was the place for us.

We personally stay in our homes and assure you that they 'are' as they are pictured. We take great pride in our homes and look forward to sharing them with our guests.

Lucas Smith purchased this house in 2013

Why Lucas Smith chose Plantation

We bought our houses to share with our family and friends and to introduce our younger generations to an incredible gift of nature. The Island is a very special place where you can slow down, feel one with nature and 'heal' your body, mind and soul.

What makes this house unique

Enough room for everyone, privacy, close to beach


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4761906 based on 21 reviews

Great, Big House, Great Neighborhood - We didn't want to leave!

  • 4 of 5

Great house for a large group! We all had our own areas and plenty of spots to chill. Would have liked more/bigger tvs and a little more along the lines of dish soap, hand soap, etc.

Beds were comfy, view is great, neighborhood is awesome. We spent a day kayaking at Nicks Hole - Only wish we had scouted that out sooner!! The community pool is wonderful and having the pool at the house was such a bonus. You can walk out the door and be on the sand in 5 minutes or less. We enjoyed crabbing at night and dolphins during the day.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theda, Thank you for your review and comments. Good Vibes is a great home for large families and groups. Every bedroom having their own private, full bathroom is a "true luxury". Also having all of the ammenties of "The Plantation", the tennis courts, community pools, fitness center, bike trail, and kayaking at Nick's Hole, makes your vacation at Good Vibes a resort like experience. I wish you had contacted me about the "soap" situation because I would have had some supplies immediately delivered to you. We are "always" available to our guests and customer service is our specialty. New kitchen appliances and larger TV's are at the top of our improvement list for next year. Come back and stay with us again, you won't be disappointed. Smith Family Vacation Rentals
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I stay in St. George every year--travelling from Lexington, KY. This house and the owner made it seamless. We are a family of 14 and were so pleased with everything about the location and the house. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Billie, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our home and services. We know how important premier guest services are and it is our top priority to make sure your vacaton goes as smoothly and flawlessly as possible. Good Vibes is a great home for families needing plenty of room to get together and to spread out. Come back and see us! Smith Family Vacation Rentals
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Perfect for entertaining a large family.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful house just minutes from the beach. The owners are great people who want you to enjoy their house as much as they do. We look forward to our week at Good Vibes every year!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful large family Beach House !

  • 5 of 5

We found "Good Vibes" to be everything it was advertised to be ! The six and a half bathrooms are a luxury most vacation homes cannot provide. Our group did not use the elevator often but it was a life saver for checking in and checking out ! The wifi worked great, the walk to the beach was very quick and the covered pool was always refreshing ! My only whiny complaint is our bedroom lacked any functional window shading so my late sleeping wife was prodded to get up earlier than normal. The Smith Family was wonderful to deal with and I would highly recommend this property to anyone considering it !

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week

  • 5 of 5

The 6 bedrooms and multiple baths make this a great place for family gatherings. The owners were pleasant and helpful. We had the pool heated, which made for a very accommodating environment when the Gulf surf was not as pleasant or warm.

An extra perk for a second tier was a direct view of the Gulf, there are no buildings directly between the house and the Gulf, so sunrises were added attractions.

The elevator made getting things to the kitchen VERY EASY, and as a regular to the island this was a real bonus feature along with a ground level entry that protects things from the usual island critters outside.

As a Grandpa with Grandma, accommodating kids and their families can be often a case of running over each other's patience, but the additional game/living area in the second floor made the vacation more fun and diminished that feeling when everyone is inside that we trip over one another.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stanley, Thank you for the great description of our home, I couldn't have worded it any better. Good Vibes has a great floor plan for people needing lots of bedrooms, bathrooms and space; along with large family gathering areas both inside and out. It is our pleasure to serve our guests and to assure that their well deserved and antisipated family vacation is as Perfect as possible. Come back and stay with us again! Smith Family Vacation Rentals
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House built for family fun!

  • 4 of 5

Everyone enjoyed their time in St. George. We didn't let the rain dampen the fun. The grandkids used the pool a lot between the showers, so it worked out well having a pool at the house. The beach is a short walk and location of the home allowed us to take meandering walks in the evening. Mr Smith responded very quickly when we had some wifi questions.

The elevator was a godsend since my husband had a fall on our way to Florida and couldn't have managed without the elevator. The house is well equipped and we had everything we needed for the week. We'll be back next year!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home.

Beth MacCracken

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth, thank you for your wonderful review. Good Vibes is a great house for families. Plenty of space for together time and for private time. I am so glad the elevator was useful. I hope your husband is doing well. See you next year.
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Saturday to Saturday rental
Pool heating $400 a week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund