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50% off weekly for May Booking! Deep discounts for 3+ days!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 Gulf Beaches

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:
  • 2000 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
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 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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50% off weekly for May Booking! Deep discounts for 3+ days!
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews
Savannah, GA

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family house and perfect for dogs as well. It is very welcoming, clean and modern in a private location, yet a short walk from the beach. We loved our time there and definitely plan to come again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your four legged family had a great stay! Please do come again, and remind me, when you book, that you were a previous guest so I can give you a discount. Next year we will also have a pool and cabana added to our amenities. We'd love to have you back!
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Perfect get away for our family of 11

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house & the area (very relaxed and NO TRAFFIC). Some have said that things were really expensive. Our whole family stayed the week for $485 of groceries and we ate/drank like kings! We ate/drank out 2 nights and the those bills were more than our groceries! We did a fishing afternoon through Journeys and Captain Jeremy and had a wonderful time. The rest of the trip, we enjoyed the uncrowded beach and each other's company playing Bocce ball, corn hole, riding bikes, and exploring the island on the golf cart (extra $$). MUCH more relaxing than running around Disney for a week and 1/3 the cost!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property in a awesome location.

  • 5 of 5

Great response by friendly owner

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Hope to have you guys back again!
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The property is very well taken care of and spacious. It easily fit our large family.

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautifully-decorated and comfortable. It was a very short walk or golf cart ride to the beautiful beaches. Our entire family loved our stay and we would love to come back! The kitchen had everything we needed to make our own meals. Plenty of space to spread out and yet large enough living space that we could all eat together and have family movie nights. Thank you so much for allowing us to use your beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved your home! It was so easy to relax there. Every necessary item and special touch has been thought of. The kitchen had everything we needed for meal prep. The décor is so tasteful and comfortable. Loved the swings on the porch and the outdoor recliners. Easy walk to enjoy the beach. Liza was very easy to work with and answered emails quickly. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I absolutely loved the house! I hope to stay there again someday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Saint George Island as always. I have stayed at several different houses on the island over the years, but none have been as welcoming as the Legacy Retreat! The owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is fabulous and every bedroom has a door going outside to the porch so that you can enjoy the great views! My family and I loved staying there and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! I love to cook and when I rented homes in the past... I never found the kitchens "well equipped", so I made sure we had everything covered. We would love to have you back, and next year we will have a pool and cabana to enjoy too! Please let me know when you book again, that you are a previous guest and I'll give you a great discount!
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.