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Minutes to the Beach or Bay! Pet Friendly! Filling up fast. Vacation at SGI!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,232 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Our rates include Cleaning and Linens!

This house will surprise you! Unique in design with open living, dining and kitchen area...perfect for visiting with your family and friends and beautifully decorated for your comfort and pleasure. Extraordinary kitchen with everything you need for cooking up your catch of the day! There is a lovely deck for listening to the Gulf breezes and sounds of the surf, and you have your own private deck off each bedroom for those special quiet times you are seeking. Only 2 1/2 blocks from the beach boardwalk, and a one block stroll to the Bay to watch the sunset!

St. George Island Rated #3 on top ten beaches of 2014.

More Details

Property Manager
Kyle R Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Kyle R Jones

Kyle and Ruth Jones have been married for three years. Kyle is in the Real Estate business, and Ruth is a software trainer. If Ruth is not traveling for work she is working from home. Now she can work from the beach! We both love to cook, and we both love seafood! Blue Crab House has many features that appealed to both of us, including the Large Kitchen and Open floor plan. Not to mention access to the freshest seafood in the world!

Kyle R Jones purchased this house in 2014

Why Kyle R Jones chose Gulf Beaches

We have visited the island many times, and spent our honeymoon here. We have always wanted a beach property, and this property was unique enough to meet our needs. Our house is a three minute walk to the beach right to a beach access peir. We love to take our dogs to play in the water.

What makes this house unique

Center of the island, access to both Bay and Beach, Split level plan, great entertainment kitchen.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sissy, this is quite long an wordy; it's what I came up with. And all of it

is true.

Blue Crab House

It is always so hard to leave the Island after the wonderful embrace of a

snow-free winter. Now, as I start to put my things away for another summer,

I am already looking forward to returning here again next year. Up to now,

I have never rented the same cottage twice. Not anymore. I already know

where I will be next January and February.

Blue Crab House has been good for me. Here I have peaceful solitude yet

bright serenity. The whimsical colors and cathedral ceilings give a sense

of open freedom and make even grey days bright; while sky lights and ceiling

fans throughout the house give me a sense of almost magical anticipation, as

if angels could appear from the light-and-fan shadows at any minute.

Blue Crab House is simultaneously secluded and accessible. It is only half

a mile from the bridge and less than a five minute walk to the beach, yet

the live oaks give a sense of privacy and freedom as if I owned the whole

island and all of the water surrounding it. Each bedroom has its own Romeo

and Juliet style balcony for a private "cuppa"

first-thing-in-the-morning-magic while everyone else is still sleeping.

On a more practical note, Blue Crab House has a brand new mega-full-size

washer and dryer. And to top it all off, the fantastic kitchen is the best

equipped I have ever rented in fifteen years of staying on the beach. It is

open and bright and well organized. I love cooking up a pot of rice and

stirring up a huge mess of shrimps and veggies or baking a couple of

potatoes and grilling some steaks on the fantastic outdoor propane fired

grill. Everything I need is here from the oven mitt to the long handled


I frequently finish my day by the computer with a cup of hot milk and fresh

brownies or muffins; the pans and measuring spoons are all here. And I will

be here, too, next winter; to bake on cold nights and to walk the sand on

warm days. Welcome to my island; welcome to paradise. Welcome to Blue Crab

Feb 2015
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Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1232 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    2nd Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size with Electric Air Matress
    3rd Bedroom - 1 queen , New Queen
    Master - 1 king , 2nd floor level- New King Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing


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Minutes to the Beach or Bay! Pet Friendly! Filling up fast. Vacation at SGI!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 15 reviews
Tallahassee, Florida

The property was nice and clean!

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Crab House was awesome! It was clean, it had everything we needed in the kitchen! The house is well maintained and have only great things to say about it! The hot tub was a big plus! It was not a far walk to the beach or the bay! I would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 of 5 stars at best

  • 3 of 5

Property was clean, everything worked well but somewhat outdated. Strictly my fault but would've stayed closer (on) the beach. Way too far to walk and by the time you pay the difference in renting a golf cart and purchase any of the properties that aren't on the beach versus a property that is, anyone comes out much much better for a beach property. The property we stayed in was clean on the inside but needs major landscaping work which looked very unkept. All but one of the porches were very old and somewhat scary as well as all the outdoor stairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. Ball, As an owner of a Beach property, we always strive for 100% satisfaction, as that is the only way to achieve repeat renters. It is always an Owner’s preference to hear of any issues that are experienced as soon as possible upon your arrival. As far as “coming out much much better” for a beach property, it is our experience that comparable beach houses rent for upwards of $3,000 per week, compared to our $1,825. If you add a golf cart rental at $500.00 for a week, one is still $700.00 ahead. We have always informed everyone that we are in the middle of the island, and by foot it is about a 5 minute walk, and there is plenty of car parking at the boardwalk. Our location also makes it convenient to the Bay side as well. We set our rates to cover the necessary expenses and provide as much value as possible for people interested in renting a beach house. Like all rental houses managed by a Professional Management Company, we are required to complete an annual inspection, and every year, we address any issues that have come up. While it was not requested or required, in 2017 we chose to replace the 10 X 40 deck on the front of the house, as well as clean out the large space in the back for the Hot Tub. I am sorry you felt our house was outdated. Half of the appliances are new, all of the TV’s and DVD Players are new, the beds are new, the grill and hot tub are new. So I am not sure what was outdated. Again I am sorry I did not hear of any issues that you experienced until now. If in the future, if you are unable to find a Rental on St. George Island, we certainly would like for you to return to Blue Crab House.
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Yep - rent this one!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented a lot of houses and condos on and near the beach. This one is worth booking. It you are looking to save a few bucks by staying inland (like me) this is perfect; it's an easy 2 1/2 short blocks to the beach; nothing to sweat over. The interior is cool - it's a great, unique layout and not beat up like some rentals. The deck and balconies (one off each bedroom - cool) is awesome. The deck is huge and there is a lot of comfortable furniture. Have a great vaca! You won't be sorry here.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

The Big Blue Crab House was an enjoyable & comfortable house to stay! We were there to attend a family wedding down the road so we weren't there as a vacation house that we spent a lot of time.

Beautiful beach and area!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington IN


  • 5 of 5

We had a nice time -- the house was perfect for us. Close to the beach and an easy bike ride to restaurants. Enjoyed the new deck and hot tub!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Ryan. If you ever plan another trip to St. George, please keep Blue Crab House in mind. Kyle
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Blue Crab family vaca

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Crab. The kitchen was well stocked and the decor made us feel right at home. The outdoor shower was great for washing the sand away. TVs in each bedroom was a bonus also as kids could watch a movie on their own at night after a long day at the beach. The property itself was great because the trees provided privacy. My only complaint would be that the beds were a Murphy style and very uncomfortable. Owner had stated that he would be replacing soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Panama City Beach or Tallahassee Regional
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Summer Rates apply for Spring Break March 23 - April 8; 7 night minimum
Spring Rates apply for Thanksgiving November 16 - November 25th; 5 night minimum
Fall Rates apply for Christmas and New Year's; 5 night minimum

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.