Aug/Sep Pay 5 Nts, Get 2 Free! Fenced, Gated, Renovated, Clean, Beachy Colors(25 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- 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
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 bead board 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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Member since: 2014
- 950 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
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:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 8 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
May 27 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Aug 5 - Feb 23, 2018
3 night min stay
HIGH SPRING BREAK
Feb 24 - Apr 6, 2018
5 night min stay
Apr 7 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
May 25 - Aug 3, 2018
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
*During Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years holidays, and Spring Break we have a 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people. NO EXTRA FEES! Cleaning, clean linens, & bath towels included!
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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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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Private, quiet, beachy, and comfortable retreat close to the beach.
Beautiful, comfortable & beachy 2nd floor living area!
Completely renovated home with coastal colors!
Teal colored bedroom with queen bed
Very fun & beachy Impetuous Green bedroom
Upstairs bath with nice size window!
Convenient ground floor bedroom/bath with separate entrance. Great for privacy!
Completely new ground floor bath with new fixtures & handicap toilet
2nd floor well-lit deck with shaded pergola overlooking a very private yard
Large hot/cold outdoor shower & fish sink/table
Whimsically decorated screen porch opens up to the grill area.
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.
Completely new kitchen with Zodiaq Quartz countertops, new appliances & more!
Teal colored bedroom with queen bed. All windows have Roman bamboo blinds.
Impetuous Green colored bedroom with double bed and two windows
New bathroom upstairs with handicap toilet & all new fixtures!
Downstairs privacy with separate entrance and private bathroom Bright & beachy!
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
Only 150 yards to beach where you can enjoy the sounds of the ocean waves!
Screen porch with a tropical island flair.
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.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017
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