About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 - 8
Formerly Gulls Rest, this great property has all the amenities you need at a great price. The large screened in porch is perfect for relaxation. This family home has room for you, the kids and maybe the grandparents. One of the top beaches in the country is only a few steps away. This clean white sand beach is great for shelling, sand castles, and playing in the water. Fishing in the surf will yield you dinner. The island bike and walking path right in front of house and runs the length of the island. You will see many families and their dogs enjoying the beach or a walk on the island. Bedrooms are 1 king sleep number bed, 1 queen and 1 bedroom with a double and twin bunk bed with a pull out trundle bed. The living room includes queen sleeper sofa, fireplace and flat screen TV. The house includes wireless internet and cable, flat screen TV's throughout, washer and dryer, outdoor shower, and fish cleaning station. This house has a comfortable kitchen with standard appliances including blender, toaster oven, coffee maker, and microwave. Starting in May 2014 the house will have a pool.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
We are a family that have been going to St George island for 25 years. We started out camping in the State Park located on the end of the island. Over the years we've upgraded to renting various houses on the island. Now we spend many weekends fishing the waters in and around the island. One of our favorite memories is visiting the site of the original St. George Lighthouse by boat weeks before its final collapse. We enjoy spending time on the beach relaxing and watching our dogs play and enjoy the water.
Audrey purchased this House in 2014
Why Audrey chose East End
After many years of renting, we fell in love with this house due to the large screened in porch with a view of the Gulf Of Mexico. We love the white sand beaches, the very good fishing in the surf, the bay and offshore.
What makes this House unique
Besides the wonderful screened in porch that allows us to relax and enjoy the view. The real draw is the lack of crowds on the beach. There is room for you, your children and your dog to play. We love that our home is located on the far end of the gulf beach where the east end starts and that the beach had plenty of space to stretch out.
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Almost perfect Island home
Would have been perfect if I could have seen the beach (birds, kids, dolphins). Enjoyed the views of the gulf and hearing the surf. Also wish it had a hardline phone for emergency weather calls.
Loads of dishes and cooking pans. The weather this year (Jan and Feb) was marvelous. We've coming these months for 20 years.
It was great until the owner tried to charge me 600$ for things that were already broken..
Great family beach house on a peaceful island!
Our stay on SGI was wonderful. The beach house was amazing and well equipped to handle a week-long family vacation. It had everything we needed to enjoy our stay; from the amazing private pool with awesome lighting to a well stocked kitchen with all the accessories and appliances. The screened-in porch provided a great place to hang out and enjoy the ocean breeze without the heat from the sun and also a great gathering place for card games, dancing, or whatever you enjoy. The island itself is beautiful and has a very laid back atmosphere. The beaches are completely open with no crowds, traffic on the island is so great, and since they have no high-rise condos, it feels like you are on your own private island...perfect for rest and relaxation!
The only cons I have are not really deal-breakers for us, but just suggestions to make the beach house even better: The first thing we noticed upon arrival is that the cleaning was a little under par. Dust was everywhere and some of the bed linens should have been replaced due to some staining. Another suggestion would be to add some type of shade around the pool area. Unfortunately, we didn't have the umbrella shown in the images and the owners did apologize and inform us that the umbrellas just don't last very long in the hot Florida Sun. The only other issue was the walk to the beach was a little farther than we had expected. I would suggest providing a golf cart with the beach house to alleviate any issues with the walk and add to the experience at SGI.
Overall, it was a great family experience and we would definitely rent this house again! Thanks to the owners for allowing us to enjoy their home!
Great house and very close to beach access.
The house was just what we expected. The kitchen was well stocked with all types of cookware. The only recommendation for the kitchen would be extra dish cloths. There was one dish towel and one dish cloth. The house is well maintained except we did see some large bugs. I was very disappointed about that. Overall, we were very happy.
Perfect property for the price
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house. The private pool and covered, screened in porch were perfect for us. There were 4 of us, but the house would have fit 2 more adults and another child or too easily. The beach was just a shirt distance away, down the sidewalk and a small street. The area was quiet and safe. We are repeat visitors to SGI and we wold definitely stay in this home again.
Lovely Beach Cottage!
We really enjoyed our stay! The location was ideal, a short walk and you are at the lovely beaches of St. George Island. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed for a nice getaway. Thank-you!
We are proud of our quiet little paradise on the north coast of Florida. Much of this part of Florida remains undeveloped and represents historic Florida of yesteryear. Just a short drive away, the historic city of Apalachicola boasts quaint shops, restaurants and a historic soda fountain complete with old fashioned ice cream floats. Stroll the waterfront, shop for nautical treasures, local sponges, hand made items,designer clothes, or something special for your pampered pet. Eat at the Seafood Grill and sample the local fresh seafood or enjoy famous Apalachicola oysters and a beautiful sunset on the deck at Boss Oyster.
Additional information about rental rates
10% Discount for past renters of Shells. Please contact owner for details. Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.