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Bedrooms 5
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large pet friendly house with all the comforts of home!

Bring the family & friends!! 5 bedroom ready to wrap you in comfort! This home is perfect for both you and your pets. Kitchen is fully equipped to cook for a crowd! Pets and people have an outdoor shower for easy clean up after your day at the beach. Centrally located between both the bay, for sunset strolls, and the beach, for a morning run. We have rented vacation homes for over 20 years, and now we have creating a home with renters in mind!

Wagon, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler provided for you, so you don't have to drag it all from home...and we are priced to fit your budget! Come relax just like you are in your own home!

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More Details

Steve & Liza Taylor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Steve & Liza Taylor

We are a large family who love the beach and our doggies! We have always loved beaches in the panhandle and discovered SGI 7 years ago. Our daughter was married at a house on the bay, and our son popped the question in top of the light house a few years later. My husband has worked for a large home improve company for over 20 years, and I have retired from the insurance industry. I grew up going to Ft. Walton, Destin, and Navarre beaches. My husband grew up in Kentucky and traveled to Panama City a few times. We both enjoy traveling, yet only truly relax when we are just 'chilling' on SGI. We came back year after year, and in 2014 purchased our little piece of paradise.

Steve & Liza Taylor purchased this house in 2014

Why Steve & Liza Taylor chose St. George Island

We looked… and looked... and looked for a property that we: a) could afford, and b) had some nice large trees and scrub oaks. We wanted new construction so we could put our own signature on the home. After two years of looking for a plan, we decided on one that had a loft for the kids, 3 bedrooms on the 1st level, and the main living area on the 2nd level, so we could enjoy the view while awake! We love porch time, and this plan has 2 levels of porches on 3 sides!

From dining to swinging, the porch will be the place to be!

What makes this house unique

This home is my (Liza) personal project. I enjoy interior design & construction, since retirement, I have redesigned a 1928 bungalow and a 1945 cottage in our home town. Now I have set my sights on designing a home that is comfortable both for my family and yours. Our home will have many features designed for the comfort of you, your kids AND your pooches. We will have an outdoor shower for you AND fido. Fido will even have their own towels! Memory foam beds and feather pillows will wrap you in comfort after spending quality time 'round the fire pit with your family! We will have charging stations for all the cell phones and camera batteries. A wine area, and extra coolers for your adult beverages. The kitchen will be equipped for a chef, so bring one if you are not one!


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , A people shower and an elevated (for your back) dog shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate dressing area with sink for ease of sharing
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On suite to bedroom with two queen beds
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , On living level across from bedroom, has larger soaking tub.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The McArthur Room - 2 queen , Named for Liza Maternal family
    The Taylor Room - 1 queen , Named for Steves Paternal family
    The King Room - 1 queen , Named for Lizas Paternal family
    The Diel Room - 2 twin/ single , Named for Steves Maternal family
    The Roost - 4 twin/ single , Named because it is where the little chickens will sleep
  • Relax into an sumptuous bed with memory foam mattress, soft sheets and feather pillows! Sofa bed in the living room sleeps two, and it also has a memory foam topper.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing


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In love with Legacy Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is fantastic! Loved how pet friendly it was. It was well equipped with everything we could have possibly needed! We had an amazing week! The only thing we would suggest is to screen in a portion of the deck area. Mosquito's were so bad at night that we couldn't enjoy the decks at all.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time! I totally agree with you about the screen, and we are actually planning on that this winter. Want to add a screened sleeping porch on the lower level and screen in the entire front on the upper level. You will have to come back next year to see it/enjoy it for yourself. Remember when you reserve to remind me you are a previous guest and get a good discount!
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Relaxing and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Multiple families stayed at this house for a few days and had a great time. The square footage is not large but the patios are great and make the home appear very spacious. We had a couple rainy days and still totally enjoyed ourselves just handing out at the house. The home was clean, the kitchen well stocked and owner easily accessible. I highly suggest renting the golf cart if you have kids.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a good time while at our home. We welcome you back any time! Porch time is our favorite time and by this time next year we will have a portion of it screened. Come back and check it out!
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Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

St. George Island is a wonderful family vacation spot and Legacy retreat was an anglers dream. We were able to walk to both the Gulf side for day time fun and surf fishing, then walk to the bay side for afternoon wade fishing. The parking area, a lot of it covered, afforded enough space for three trucks and three flats boats. We also had enough additional storage area for our eight bikes, golf cart, and paddle boards.

The house itself was wonderful and feels like a home, not just a rental. Our family, 10 adults and 2 children, were beyond comfortable. The home is clean, wonderfully decorated, and has a kitchen stocked with all the equipment needed for cooking every meal.

My only warning is to bring your bug spray. If there wasn't a strong enough breeze, the mosquitoes were torturous. However, the two upper porches almost always had a comfortable breeze, which allowed us to stay outside even when the bigs were biting.

We all enjoyed our time together as a family, and Legacy Retreat made our trip even better. I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too are a fishing family and usually have 2 to 3 boats with us as well. I understand the bug issue and that is why by next year we will have a portion of the porch screened. Also by next year we will have another home on the bay, so check it out too! It is in the process of being built, and will be on VRBO as soon as it has some photos available. Happy to hear you and your enjoyed your stay, and we hope to host you again in the future!
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Perfect family reunion spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time here on St. George Island! It was the best spot we could have picked in Florida to stay out of the touristy party spots.

The Legacy Retreat was organized to suit our family in such a great way. The kitchen was my favorite part. It was equipped to cook anything we wanted and our little budding baker was able to make us superior desserts!!

The porch and loft areas were so nice for our large group to spread out and have some quiet time if needed.

We would totally recommend this house to anyone and we may stay again ourselves!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so love that you have a little chef enjoying the kitchen! Cooking is such a great family activity! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and welcome you back anytime! Be sure to remind me you were a previous guest so I can give you a discount! See you soon!
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Hendersonville TN

Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My family has just returned from a week at Legacy Retreat. The pictures don't do it justice. Liza has put so much thought into the design and functionality. It looks like something off HGTV. It is located in a very quiet, peaceful area. Perfect for walking our dogs. I can be a bit critical and am seldom pleased with cleanliness, but this place is immaculate. And the comfort of her guests is obviously important since the bedding, linens and pillows are just sumptuous. The entire house is well stocked, including the kitchen, dining and all bath and bedrooms. It is very accommodating to have beach towels, chairs and a cooler provided for your use instead of having to pack those items. The bedrooms are cozy and beautiful and the upstairs loft/bedroom is perfect for kids to play. Liza has a great deal of pride in her property and is a pleasure to work with. Professional and quick to respond to any question. Her attention to the details makes it so much easier to just relax and enjoy. I would stay there again any time I visit the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, and noticing my attention to detail. I just can't help myself as I remember what it was like to rent and not have the "comforts of home". I am glad you and your family felt cozy, and hope you come back again soon! Remember to ask for your prior guest discount! I love referrals and I will gladly compensate you if you send your friends my way!
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Sugar Grove, IL

great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house feels like a home, not a rental. Extremely well equipped, nicely decorated and comfortable. I enjoyed cooking since the home has quality everything, slept great due to nice beds. Again, felt like home. Great location on the island, loved the porch!-

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your stay! I love cooking too as you can tell by all the kitchen equipment. Hope you come back soon, and again thank you for your kind words.
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We are located at the far west end, away from the traffic of the heavily populated areas of the island. Quiet dirt road that is rarely traveled. Super dark at night to star gaze from the decks. Ahhhhh peace and quiet!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is for 2 or more dogs, is $50.00 per additional pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.