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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 8 adults and 4 children

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.

**Please read the excerpts from our contract at the end of our home description before you request to book. If you request to book, we will be contacting you before we will accept your booking, so please follow up by checking your VRBO/HOMEAWAY messages.

Calypso! A nymph in Greek mythology who detained her "love" on an Island for 7 years; sorry your stay is only for 7 days; her symbol is a Dolphin and her father was Atlas.

Calypso is a 1st tier luxurious 'million dollar' home, completely wheel chair accessible, across the street from the beach. You can walk right across the very safe, low-traffic street of E. Gorrie (watch out for golf carts), straight to a sand path that takes you to one of the most beautiful parts of the Island.

Calypso is 4000+ sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, directly across from the beach. It has a very open floor plan (people say you could do bowling or have a Bowl game in our house). The house is elevated and all of its living space is on one level.

When you pull your car underneath Calypso, you will come to the realization that "you did good!!".

As you walk in the ground floor door, you can either schlep your groceries and luggage up the stairs or you can load up the ELEVATOR!!! and race your belongings upstairs.

Our home has an enormous family room with 70 inch TV, DVD and free, reliable WIFI (I need to conduct business while staying on the Island and reliable WIFI is a must!). The dining room area has table seating for 10, 4 large, comfortable bar stools at the "humongo" kitchen bar and a small children's picnic table, making it especially easy to have those great family/friend meals.

Calypso's gourmet gas stove kitchen (once you try gas, you'll never want to use anything else) has everything you need to make an awesome, over the top meal or have an easy catered or take out meal.

The two master suites have extra large walk in closets that can easily hold a pack n play. They have queen sized beds, large bathrooms with walk-in showers that are wheelchair accessible and each have private deck access and unbelievable gulf views. The three additional bedrooms, 2 queen bedrooms and one children's bunk room w/2 sets of bunk beds share 2 large full size baths, one with a tub/shower.

The huge deck, which goes the complete length of the home, has tons of seating and overlooks the large 30 ft. beachside saltwater pool, giving you the ability to watch activities at the pool and also the breathtaking views of the gulf, all at the same time (I love this kind of multi-tasking).

Relax in a variety of bed sizes: 4 queens, 2 sets bunk beds for children (not suitable for adults).

Maximum occupancy for our home is 8 adults and 4 children (total of 12) at all times. No group events or large family gatherings.

Sat.-Sat. rental

Pool heated $415 week (check or credit card)

Brand new bright yellow 2017 6-seater Golf Cart $575 week.

Pet Free, Allergy Free

**$500 refundable damage deposit is to be paid by check 30 days prior to your vacation.

**We will run "sales" off & on throughout the year, so prices are subject to change. If you think it's a deal, it probably is and it won't last long and then rates will revert to their normal price.

Renting our home is like owning (for a week or two) the perfect Island vacation home without the everyday hassels. Please come and experience the most awesome family vacation you have ever had!

**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 twelve*(12)* persons (Maximum 8 adults). Overnight guests are restricted to the number of persons reserved for the premises (maximum of 12). At no time can there be a total of more than twelve (12) 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 twelve (12) 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.

Thank you for viewing, maybe inquiring and hopefully renting our awesome home. If it wasn't for your business, we could not afford to provide this wonderful Island home to share!

More Details

Lucas Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

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 2014

Why Lucas Smith chose Gulf Beaches

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

VERY, VERY UPSCALE!!! Calypso takes it to the next level! Brand new in 2014! Across from the beach, unobstructed views, wheel chair accessible. Makes you feel like your at your own private beach resort.


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , walk in/roll in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , walk in/roll in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 bunk bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(13 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Edwardsville, Illinois

Perfect Family Place!

  • 5 of 5

Calypso was very spacious, comfortable, and beautifully designed. The large front deck was wonderful for viewing the ocean and the beach is just across the very quiet street. The large pool was a great hit and very much enjoyed. The kitchen was well equipped with everything needed to prepare meals and children are made to feel welcome with their own game area and child's table. We stayed with our extended family so the double master suites were great for retreating for privacy and quiet. The four grandchildren enjoyed the bunk room as their own place to watch movies and sleep. Thank you Marie for staying in touch and making sure we had everything promised. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Martha, Thank you for the glowing review. We designed and equipped our home with family in mind, everything from the location on the Island (away from the crowds) to the layout, where children and grandchildren are always easily monitored either in the house or at the pool. I loved the picture you sent me of your grandson playing at the child's table with the farm set, he is so cute! It was my pleasure in making sure your much anticipated and well deserved vacation was trouble free and that you knew I was readily available for any questions, issues or concerns.
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Great Home!! Really enjoyed it!!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, plenty of room, great place for family gathering. Owners were very hospitable!!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Best beach house we have ever stayed in. Layout was perfect for our group of twelve.

Home was well appointed. Thanks for making our beach trip the best!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect! Very spacious with a great view and short sandy path to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! The house was very spacious, the pool was a great size and the view of the ocean topped it all off! We also liked the fact that it wasn't right on the main road and that it was a short sandy walk to the beach right actoss the street.:)

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was a great house for my family. The decor was beautiful. Only complain was the beds were very hard. Everything was G R E A T!!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great property - we will return!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved staying at Calypso. It's great for a large family and we especially liked having everything on one floor. Even with all the bedrooms/kitchen/family room on the main floor, it is still spacious. The house is in great condition and it is well kept. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and utensils, and all appliances worked well. We like to eat most of our meals in, so we do a lot of cooking. . . . it would be great if this house had two refrigerators - but we made due by keeping the overflow in a couple of coolers. We loved spending time on the deck with a great view of the ocean and overlooking the pool. It was a memorable vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for your review. The house is an awesome home for large families or groups. We hope to hear from you again next year. Sincerely, Lucas Smith
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

**We will run "sales" off & on throughout the year, so prices are subject to change. If you think it's a deal, it probably is and it won't last long and then rates will revert to their normal price.
Saturday to Saturday rental
Pool heating $400 week
Golf Cart $550 week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund