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St. George Island 'Joy'

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

steps away from relaxation

Discover “Joy” on peaceful St. George Island while relaxing around a beautiful swimming pool situated among the scrub oaks. “Joy” is on the corner of 4th and East Gulf Beach Drive, which makes for easy beach access. In addition “Joy” is walking distance from every restaurant and store on the island. This charming home is waiting for you.

Bedrooms: 3, Sleeps: 8

Master Bedroom (Queen) with seated shower in master bath, Guest Room (Queen), Bunk Room (1 full/twin bunk bed with trundle), Guest bath is a full bath. In addition, there is a queen sleep-sofa in the living room, and 1 pack-n-play

Amenities: Private swimming pool with 4'x6' sunning bench perfect for toddlers. Screened porch and open deck, private lot surrounded by manicured scrub oak trees, corner lot with easy beach access, only 3 blocks to the lighthouse and restaurants, a flat screen TV’s in each bedroom - including a 46” in the living room with extensive channel selection, DVD player, high speed wifi, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer in laundry room right off of the kitchen, pack and play for infants, and wood burning fireplace with java logs provided for the winter quests. Warmly decorated with original art by Joyce "Joy" Tunick-Green for whom the home is named.

Non-smoking No Pets

Must be 25 years or older to rent this property

More Details


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Outdoors - outdoor shower , Enclosed hot and cold water
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large shower with seats and shower heads at both ends
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin top, full below with twin trundle beneath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Window view facing south
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This room opens to a screened in porch
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
For guests with infants, there is a Pak-N-Play.


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St. George Island 'Joy'
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

The PERFECT place in St. George

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time staying at Joy! The pool is beautiful. The house is so close to the beach. You can walk to the restaurants, bingo at the fire hall (whole family), and the ice cream place. The house is perfect for two families with everything you need. I would definitely stay there again. We had a great time off shore fishing and grilled our catch at the house sitting by the pool. You can't get any better than that!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kingston Springs, TN USA

Relaxed and Rejuvenated at JOY

  • 5 of 5

Joy has the perfect location!! We were a flip-flop block to the beach, a short walk to restaurants, around the corner from Tuesday night bingo at the volunteer fire station, and so dark at night we could count stars from the deck. The bed was a perfect blend of firm and soft that had us sleeping ridiculously late every day. The art, so personal to the owners, is warm, intimate and colorfully low-key, much like the island itself. We loved our stay; the comfort of Joy, SGI's laid back pace and people, our day trip to Apalachicola for shopping and finally, the ocean and the natural beauty that has been thoughtfully preserved, protected and in view everywhere we went. We intend to return every year for the rest of our lives!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scott Whitehead
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 2, 2018

About Scott Whitehead

Navy veteran and Music Industry executive with a love for the serene and uncrowded beaches of the island

Scott Whitehead purchased this house in 2013

Why Scott Whitehead chose Gulf Beaches

We first visited the island the summer of 2011 for a vacation, and fell in love with its pace and beauty. There are no hi-rise condos here, no crowded beaches. There is just one way onto and off of the island by car - a 4 mile (6.4km) bridge crossing the famous Apalachicola bay.

When we left that vacation, we knew we would be back soon, and when we saw the chance to purchase a home, we did. Now we would like to share the home (and island) with you.

What makes this house unique

The swimming pool has a 4'x6' submerged sunning "bench" perfect for small; children.


Nearest Restaurant
Several to choose from within walking distance
Car: not necessary

St.George Island State Park is located on the east end of the island. A day pass allows you access to see the island as it was 200 years ago - no homes, just dunes, wildlife and secluded beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

Weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday.
No Pets / No Smoking
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property
ID may be asked upon check-in

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.