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Beachfront Views And Access At Across The Street Pricing. Totally Renovated 2013

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,536 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9

Island Sand Dollar was exactly what we wanted at St George. A place where we could go to sleep with the sound of the surf in our ears. Beautiful views from inside and outside the house, and no logistic struggles to be on the beach. We wanted this house from the moment we saw her. All ISD needed was some love after being a getaway for 30 years. Karen and I did a fairly complete renovation of ISD this fall (completed for now Oct 2013). New Baths, Kitchen, Mattresses, Fans etc etc etc. ISD is now fully hurricane code correct, with new windows, doors and Board & Batten siding. New flat screen TV's through out the house. Netflix and full cable tv with HD sports channels for the big game weekends. New stainless appliances and a lovely Surf Green granite bar and counters. Huge deck across the front of the house is the place to enjoy the ocean views and sounds. The path to the beach is straight ahead of the house and it takes about 100 steps to be feet wet. Great Adirondack chairs on the front porch give you the perfect place to relax and enjoy your life at the beach. We have tried to make ISD what we wanted all those years when we visited here. I am sure you will enjoy choosing Island Sand Dollar for your escape.

Our local property manager, Jamie, will be standing by to assist you.

WE NOW OFFER IMMEDIATE ONLINE BOOKING! We offer the option of a $250 refundable damage deposit or a $59 non-refundable damage protection insurance. Please note, when making an ONLINE BOOKING, the $250 refundable damage deposit will automatically be added (no other option is given) and your credit card will be charged for the dates specified. For the most accurate availability, to avoid immediate credit card processing and to opt for the $59 non-refundable damage protection in place of the $250 refundable damage deposit, please inquire with us via email or phone first. In case of error, credit card refunds take up to 3 business days to process.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About The Owner

Karen and I (Don) currently live in Newnan, GA. We are working our transition to living on the island but still about 3-4 years away. I'm a Pilot (B737) and Karen sells insurance for Aflac. This picture is Karen, sisters and our Moms on their annual spring girls week.

The Owner purchased this house in 2013

Why The Owner chose Gulf Beaches

I have been restoring historic homes here in Newnan for about 15 years. What started as a hobby has become my second career. This is why ISD was perfect for us. Restoring this house was a labor of love. I finally got to do a house for me instead of just getting it ready to sell. Houses have individual character and this one loved light. We have opened up the kitchen and windows to allow the outside in. I love preparing food or drink at the counter and looking up at the beach. Island Sand Dollar has been the base for a lot of memories and now has been renovated to do just that, even better.

What makes this house unique

Your vacation at the beach should have the beach readily accessible, not requiring a 2-3 block slog. The beach path is right in front of the house and you are on the beach in moments. I believe we have beachfront views and access, at across the street pricing. The relaxing oversize furniture and great location is the perfect place for your affordable getaway.

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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Panama City or Tallahassee

Island Sand Dollar is conveniently located in the East Gulf Beach area, just across the street from the Gulf. There are unobstructed views from almost every room in the house. The State Park is right down the street with incredible beaches, huge sand dunes and all the privacy you could want, not that St George is ever crowded. There are a few great places for eating out on the Island such as, The Beach Pit (great breakfast), The Blue Parrot (beach view and light fare), BJ's Pizza (awesome) and a few others like Subway. On the island are a few places for drinks and music. Harry A's is a bit of a tourist place, usually rock and roll, drink specials, dancing etc. Eddy Teach's is a locals place with great atmosphere, usually live music, great oysters and hamburgers, VERY casual. Also Apalachicola is just a short drive across the bridges for outstanding food at Tamara's, The Owl (our favorite 'night out'), Ira's at the Gibson Inn and quite a few others. Cocktails are abundant at The Owl Tap Room (Great Happy Hour 4-630) as well as quite a few other spots. Oyster City Brewing Company is opening this year and should be putting out some amazing local brews. There are so many relaxing things to do around here that you could forget about the best thing St George has going, which is to just relax, go all 'island time' and reconnect with yourself and those you love. This is a great island and our Island Sand Dollar is a great place to experience it.

Amenities

Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1536 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master has walk in, full tiled shower. The 2nd bath is accessible from the living rooms via short hallway and serves the two guest bedrooms. It has been freshly tiled and renovated. There is also an outdoor shower under the house. My personal favorite
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • 3 bedrooms. All have new mattresses. King has a great walk in shower and a flat screen tv. Front guest has a queen with flat screen and the back bedroom has a bunk bed with a full and a single mattress. Also available is a new queen size sleeper sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a fish cleaning sink ground level.

Reviews

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5

Very comfortable, well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Island Sand Dollar is a very comfortable, thoughtfully furnished and pleasant house immediately across the street from the beach. There are multiple beach views from the open deck, and the beach is a very short walk away...maybe 3-4 minutes...on a dedicated path. The house is clean and well maintained, the kitchen is very appropriately and well equipped, and the beds are quite comfortable. The wooden-floored sitting area under the house, with hammock (!), makes up for the fact that the deck is not covered and is always in the sun. Jamie, the local manager, is responsive and easy to work with. Even though we love being right on the beach, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Island Sand Dollar was a little gem on the perfect island!

  • 5 of 5

I had never heard of Saint George Island until a client told me about it....I immediately researched and decided this was where we wanted to spend our 20th anniversary, of course with our 5 year old Golden Retriever in tow. We are tired of the "craziness" that goes along with the "30-A Seaside area" and this seemed perfect.

Perfect it was. The pace was exactly what we needed after a season of crazy. We have several VRBO's on Table Rock Lake in MO and we were looking for a very relaxed vacation.

Island Sand Dollar had everything we needed and more. Steps away from the water and due to hurricane Nate that came in a few days after we were leaving, the winds were wild. We only saw the sun 2 days but made the most of it and spent a ton of time in the outdoor area where the hammock is located. LOVED the hammock and the outdoor shower especially with our pooch.

We made several friends around the island at the local hangouts. LOVE Paddy's and really enjoyed Lynn's at Eastpoint. Also worth the drive to Indian Pass Raw Bar. Lots of fun shops and worth the short drive to Apalachicola. We also made some memories with the great nurses in the ER in Apalach!

I would recommend Island Sand Dollar to anyone! Super, super cute! Oh and Don, I assumed the artwork inside was your doing?.....you have a great eye and are a great photographer!

We will be back! We want to bring our adult children!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Our stay was great! House was clean and up to date!! Loved the distance to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Island Sand Dollar! The house is even more spacious than it looks in the pictures. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen was stocked and we had more than enough towels and linens. I will say the TV in the second bedroom is not a smart TV which was a little inconvient, but not a huge deal. We loved the access to the beach. It was so easy to make trips back to the house. We have a 10 month old so that was a necessity. We rented lots of things from Jolly Rodgers and had a great experience with them. We went on a half day fishing trip which was so fun and memorable. We also rented paddle boards and bikes. The island had so much to offer. BJs pizza is delicious. We also got Werber's donuts which was great- get there before they open and get in line ;) We also ate at Harry A's and Black Marlin's which were both just okay. The Piggly Wiggly express on the island has pretty much everything you need! We had a wonderful time and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. Hope you return to stay with us again. Don
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5

Very tidy and cute!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just perfect for our family!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

Beautiful Home......beautiful Island

  • 5 of 5

Island Sand Dollar was such a pretty beach house. My family enjoyed our stay immensely. We loved every minute and hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know that, "hate to leave" feeling, only too well. There is a remedy. Plan another visit! Thanks for the kind words and we do hope to host you again. Don
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

There is a local property manager available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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