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Beachy, Clean, Newly Renovated, Close to Beach and Bay Park, Fenced and Gated!

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Private, quiet, beachy, and comfortable retreat close to the beach.

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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bed/2 BA, 2nd floor deck, screen porch, park grill, outdoor shower, fish sink

INCLUDES CLEANING, CLEAN LINENS & BATH TOWELS!

Truly an 'Island Secret'! Very 'BEACHY' & fun coastal cottage with beautiful upgrades throughout! Only 4 rows of homes between you and the beach! A short walk to the beach boardwalk located only a football field and a half away, (150 yards), at the end of 8th Street! Enjoy the lush & knarled coastal oaks on our 2nd floor deck or screened porch! When we have 10-15 knot winds from the south you'll enjoy listening to the ocean waves. Complete privacy from neighbors!

Our new & fully stocked kitchen offers stylish quartz solid-surface counters, under mount sink, white beadboard cabinets, and new appliances!

The kitchen, dining, and comfortable living areas are all open to each other and overlook the deck & island vegetation.

Each room in the house is a fun coastal color! You're at the beach on an island and on vacation! Two bedrooms and one bath are upstairs along with one bedroom and one bath conveniently located downstairs on the ground floor with a separate entrance. Perfect for multiple couples wanting a bit of privacy or adult children! There is a large laundry room with a washer and dryer located downstairs too!


You have a extra large private hot/cold outdoor shower, park style charcoal grill, and a new fish cleaning sink & table located downstairs. Plenty of parking for your boat and cars, all within the privacy and security of a 16' wide gate and a fully fenced yard! Yes, we love your 4-legged children and are pet friendly! You'll love the securely fenced & gated property for your dogs!

A short walk away is Regatta Park! This is a bay front park that offers parking, covered picnic tables, park style grills, a white sandy beach nestled on a cove, and a kayak launch site!

Glenn & Lawson Smith would be honored to have you as guests at our 'Island Secret'! Please email us or call Glenn on his cell phone for further questions or to arrange your wonderful vacation on an island paradise!

(NOTE: When inquiring through VRBO, Glenn will promptly reply to you from his personal email address). Sorry no group gatherings allowed, even for day use, beyond the maximum occupancy of 6 people.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We cater to families & couples & cannot accept reservations for vacationing students or house parties. We do not rent to students or groups under 25, even if one or more parents or legally responsible...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children that are well behaved and respectful of our home are welcome...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking in the house or near where a door may open. If you smoke in the outside then please properly dispose of your butts into the garbage....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained and behaved pets welcome. Unlike most homes, we do not charge you a pet fee nor do we charge you a pet security deposit. Refer to our pet policy & conditions for accepting your pet at no cost....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Corner bedroom with 2 windows, closet, flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    'Tame Teal' bedroom with closet & flat screen TV...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Ground floor with bath, flat screen TV & screen porch access...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Upstairs bath with large window, new handicap toilet & sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ground level bath with shower & new handicap toilet & sink...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Variety of board games and playing cards...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV through Mediacom...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in each bedroom along with a flat screen TV in the living room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys and beach chairs provided...moreless

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet access provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Linens provided free of charge...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortably seats 6. Flat screen TV & large inviting windows overlook 2nd floor deck & island vegetation....moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and kitchen towels provided free of charge...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2nd floor deck off the living and dining areas overlooking private backyard of knarled coastal oaks and palmetto palms...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2nd floor deck off the living and dining areas overlooking private backyard of knarled coastal oaks and palmetto palms...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Ground level screen porch, 2nd floor shaded pergola on the deck, shaded ground floor breezeway near the grill area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Completely fenced 1/3 acre lot with open areas, shaded and wooded from coastal oaks & pines....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Park style grill located next to the fun outdoor bar and near the ground-level screen porch!...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
OFF
Aug 6 - Feb 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$1,015 $2,030
HIGH SPRING BREAK
Feb 25 - Apr 7, 2017
5 night min stay
$160
$1,120 $2,200
OFF
Apr 8 - May 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$145
$1,015 $2,030
HIGH SUMMER
May 20 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,350
OFF
Aug 5 - Feb 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$145
$1,015 $2,030
HIGH SPRING BREAK
Feb 24 - Apr 6, 2018
5 night min stay
$165
$1,155 $2,300
OFF
Apr 7 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$150
$1,050 $2,100
SUMMER HIGH
May 25 - Aug 3, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,395
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

*During Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years holidays, and Spring Break we have a 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people.

We accept checks only & a personal check is fine. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 50% deposit due within 10 days of a reservation w/ the final 50% by 30 days prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 11/21/2016
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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tallahassee or Panama City
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
St. James Bay Golf Club
 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Island Greetings, Friends! We both grew up around Tallahassee where we still live today and started enjoying nearby St. George Island as kids since the '60's. My wife has fond memories of the island while visiting her family's beach house on East Gorrie. Oh my, have things changed! Fortunately, with 16 of the island's 27 miles preserved along with low density zoning & height restrictions, our island will remain pristine. I have fond memories during Middle School in the mid-70's of a buddy & I camping for a week at a time on the beach at the end of the island, without a tent, miles from the nearest house, long before the state park existed. Our first experience of building on the island was in 2004 when we custom built our dream home, a large 4 story beachy home with all the resort amenities imaginable. We later sold the home and desired to create a cozy island vacation experience that is perfect for a small family or couples that want an affordable get-a-way. The 2nd time around is the best, 'Island Secret'! Lawson is a 4th generation FSU graduate and lifelong teacher while Glenn enjoyed hospitality in a 25 year airline & travel agency career. Both careers allowed us to serve others & to understand peoples needs. Our family of 7 enjoys boating around the area, shelling, and spending time together on an island that they also grew up on! We'd love for you to create memories too & experience St. George Island in a laid back setting and a relaxed island atmosphere. Thank You for viewing our page! We hope that you'll be our guest at Island Secret! Glenn & Lawson Smith

Why the Owner Chose Gulf Beaches, Eastpoint, FL, USA:
We purchased this property as we love beach cottages! Not everyone wants to spend a small fortune for a short vacation. Why pay more?! Whether you're a couple, several couples, or a small family, you'll find everything you need at Island Secret in a fun and beachy surrounding!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Our family fell in love with this property because of it's privacy among native island vegetation and still being so close to the beach where you can enjoy the sounds of the waves. You can have family-or-friends time on the deck without seeing a neighboring house.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/21/2016

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  • Private, quiet, beachy, and comfortable retreat close to the beach.

    Private, quiet, beachy, and comfortable retreat close to the beach.

  • Beautiful, comfortable & beachy 2nd floor living 
area!

    Beautiful, comfortable & beachy 2nd floor living area!

  • Completely renovated home with coastal colors!

    Completely renovated home with coastal colors!

  • Teal colored bedroom with queen bed

    Teal colored bedroom with queen bed

  • Very fun & beachy Impetuous Green bedroom

    Very fun & beachy Impetuous Green bedroom

  • Upstairs bath with nice size window!

    Upstairs bath with nice size window!

  • Convenient ground floor bedroom/bath with separate entrance. Great for privacy!

    Convenient ground floor bedroom/bath with separate entrance. Great for privacy!

  • Completely new ground floor bath with new fixtures & handicap toilet

    Completely new ground floor bath with new fixtures & handicap toilet

  • 2nd floor well-lit deck with shaded pergola overlooking a very private yard

    2nd floor well-lit deck with shaded pergola overlooking a very private yard

  • Large hot/cold outdoor shower & fish sink/table

    Large hot/cold outdoor shower & fish sink/table

  • Whimsically decorated screen porch opens up to the grill area.

    Whimsically decorated screen porch opens up to the grill area.

  • Park style grill, bar, wood adirondack chairs & privacy of knarled coastal oaks!

    Park style grill, bar, wood adirondack chairs & privacy of knarled coastal oaks!

  • Entry to the 1st floor accommodations. Large outdoor shower entry shown at left.

    Entry to the 1st floor accommodations. Large outdoor shower entry shown at left.

  • Completely new kitchen with Zodiaq Quartz countertops, new appliances & more!

    Completely new kitchen with Zodiaq Quartz countertops, new appliances & more!

  • Teal colored bedroom with queen bed. All windows have Roman bamboo blinds.

    Teal colored bedroom with queen bed. All windows have Roman bamboo blinds.

  • Impetuous Green colored bedroom with double bed and two windows

    Impetuous Green colored bedroom with double bed and two windows

  • New bathroom upstairs with handicap toilet & all new fixtures!

    New bathroom upstairs with handicap toilet & all new fixtures!

  • Downstairs privacy with separate entrance and private bathroom Bright & beachy!

    Downstairs privacy with separate entrance and private bathroom Bright & beachy!

  • Clean and fully renovated 1st floor bathroom with a large window

    Clean and fully renovated 1st floor bathroom with a large window

  • Tucked among coastal oaks & palms with only 4 rows of homes between you & beach

    Tucked among coastal oaks & palms with only 4 rows of homes between you & beach

  • Only 150 yards to beach where you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves!

    Only 150 yards to beach where you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves!

  • Screen porch with a tropical island flair.

    Screen porch with a tropical island flair.

  • Enjoy the bar while grilling. Lots of relaxing areas from screen porches to deck

    Enjoy the bar while grilling. Lots of relaxing areas from screen porches to deck

  • Private location on a quiet street, just 150 yards to the beach.

    Private location on a quiet street, just 150 yards to the beach.

VRBO #616093

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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