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3BR/3BA, Private Swimming Pool, Easy Walk to Beach, Near Clubhouse

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3BR/3BA Beautifully Furnished Home w/ Private Swimming Pool & Easy Walk to Beach

“Happy Ours” is a bright and airy home in a natural setting where you can unwind and spend real, quality time with family and friends.

Located within the St. George Plantation, a 24-hour gated community that has preserved the natural beauty of the barrier island, a peaceful and relaxing stay awaits you and your family. Nestled on a private corner lot, this comfortable 3BR/3BA home offers 2 separate living spaces, a private swimming pool and 2 spacious screened-in porches overlooking the generously-sized pool, noble pines and swaying palm trees.

The first floor includes a comfortable King bedroom and (2) Twin bedroom, each with a full bath. These rooms are separated by a cozy living space with room to stretch out and read that much anticipated novel or to spend the evening together watching a family movie on the new 48" flat panel TV. Both bedrooms, as well as the living area, open onto the large, screened-in porch where you can enjoy the Gulf breezes and a mid-day snack overlooking the private pool or cocoon yourself inside the hanging hammock for a restful nap.

The second floor offers another King bedroom with full bath and access to the screened-in porch as well as an open and inviting living area. 2 cozy sofas encourage you to sink into the calming hues of this beautifully furnished home. A 39" mounted flat screen TV can be viewed from any area in the living space, and the fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and breakfast seating for 2 makes cooking a fun and convenient experience. With a large dining table for 6 that doubles as the perfect game table, the entire family can stay connected as you recount the beach memories you have created, filled with stories of dolphin sightings and the “fish that got away”. Or you may decide to enjoy a card game outside on the screened-in porch or simply sit back and relax amongst the treetops with a bird’s eye view of the neighborhood.

The gated pool area is another wonderful place to spend a warm, sunny afternoon. A shaded cabana area with large porch swing provides a respite from the heat or you can sunbathe on one of the many pool loungers. In addition to central heat & air conditioning, this lovely home offers multiple ceiling fans (including the porches) for warm-weather comfort. The entry foyer houses a washer and dryer as well as 2 separate entrances to the outside. A park-style charcoal grill, new outdoor shower enclosure, fish cleaning station, covered entry and under-house parking with an additional parking area for a boat are a few more of the many amenities you will happily enjoy at "Happy Ours"!

Easily access the beautiful white sand beaches via two community beach boardwalks. Only two short blocks (a 5 minute leisurely stroll along the residential roads) and your toes will be in the sand!

The seclusion of the St. George Plantation is amplified by the lush surrounding vegetation and beautiful landscaping of the property. The advantages of staying inside the St. George Plantation include miles of bike paths (bring your own or rent from one of the island outfitters), walking trails, and access to fishing at Bob Sike’s Cut. The nearby St. George Plantation Clubhouse offers use of a large community swimming pool, tennis courts and a fitness center. You will find yourself at the steps of this beautiful Clubhouse with just a short 5 minute walk or quick bike ride.

Our local Property Manager will be standing by to respond to your inquiries via email or phone. Read our Owner Story to understand why you will love 'Happy Ours'.

More Details

Property Manager
Forgotten Shores Properties
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Forgotten Shores Properties

Forgotten Shores Property Management Group, LLC is available to respond to your phone calls and inquiries. We assist our homeowners in management of their beautiful St. George Island properties and are available to guests throughout their stay. We are pleased to offer 'Happy Ours' on behalf of our homeowners. Read below and get to know the owners of this beautiful Plantation property and why they chose to build their dream home on St. George Island.

Why Forgotten Shores Properties chose Plantation

A word from our homeowners: We have stayed in many areas of Florida and SGI was the only place that checked off all of our must haves: no high rises, few crowds, unspoiled beaches, excellent fishing and a vibrant community. The Plantation gave us all of that AND the privacy and natural beauty we desired.

What makes this house unique

Our home is two short blocks (easy walking distance) from 2 beach access boardwalks, the community pool, work-out room, and tennis courts. Even better; hop on your bike and enjoy miles of paved paths as you explore this beautiful area. Our home is situated on a corner lot which offers privacy and is surrounded by beautiful pines and palms. You can often hear the surf and the porches are the perfect spot to enjoy the Gulf breeze.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This was our first trip to SGI and we loved every minute of our stay at Happy Ours. The home is very clean, beautifully furnished, comfortable, and easily accommodates 6 adults with 2 separate living spaces and a full bathroom for each of the 3 bedrooms. The screened in porches are perfect for morning coffee or 5 o’clock cocktails and overlook the wooded corner lot. It felt like being in a tree house! We could hear the gulf and a short, level walk put you on the beach in less than 5 minutes. The Plantation clubhouse and fitness center is one street over, walk- able in minutes or a quick hop on the bike. We rented bikes and highly recommend; the Plantation has miles of bike paths and is a great activity. Some of us even rode to the lighthouse, 5 miles one way, all bike path. Large, private pool was always sparkling and there were plenty of chairs and chaises. The Plantation is a gated community that feels like a nature preserve. There are no street lights so at night the stars light up the sky. It is quiet and safe, the beaches clean and deserted during our stay. We enjoyed surf casting, beach walks and being surrounded by natural beauty. We will return to SGI and Happy Ours!
Nov 2015
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Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Top floor King master, accessible by bedroom or hall
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor accessible by Twin bedroom or hall
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor King master private bathroom
  • 3 full bathrooms for your convenience
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Top floor King Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1st floor King Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1st floor Twin bedroom
  • Each bedroom has access to a full bathroom as well as access to a screened-in porch!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
An additional hammock is available on the north side of the property, a great place to relax! For your convenience, we have added a new outdoor shower enclosure to rinse off before heading into the pool or after a long day at the beach!


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3BR/3BA, Private Swimming Pool, Easy Walk to Beach, Near Clubhouse
average rating of 4.75 based on 15 reviews
Atlanta, GA

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Happy Ours. The house was clean and exactly as described. There was plenty of space for our whole family (2 adults, 4 children) - and there is great living space for everyone to relax and enjoy. The pool is fantastic. The beach is less than a 5 minute walk and is quiet and beautiful. We were treated to dolphin sitings almost every day. We had a great time biking on the many bike paths on the island. We would definitely stay at Happy Ours again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week! This house was perfect it had everything we needed and more!!

The interior was beautiful and equipped with so many things made our stay even easier!

We loved having the pool and easy access to the beach!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

Our Annual Family Vacation SGI

  • 5 of 5

Tropical Storm Cindy visiting at the beginning 3 days not a good week choice , but with the screen in porches and pool we were able to make the best of our time , I would like to suggest when renting this home remember to bring mosquito spray just in case they make an appearance during your visit you will be glad you did . " Our House " is laid out nicely , furnishings modern and beach like ( very comfy beds ) We cooked in 4 nights and found everything needed in the kitchen . Everyone loved the pool and the walk to the beach was a short 2 blocks :) Very quiet and private area we really enjoyed our vacation and really appreciated the care and concern Jamie showed us ! Thanks homeowners we would love to return again .

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Week of June 11-18,2017

  • 3 of 5

Let me say first, house was decorated very well and only problems that we encountered was that kitchen was on third level of house and the refrigerator icemaker did not work This house is rented every week and icemaker needs to be fixed or replaced. That was a big problem for us. There were ice trays but they did not have any ice in them when we arrived. We realized that the house had stairs, however, there was no mention that the kitchen was on the top level. This caused problems for my husband. Also, the screen in porches were totally mixed in the fact that the picnic table should have been on the third level along with the table. The walk to the beach was not bad. Hot water issue was difficult although the note was helpful.

Will we be back to St. George. Absolutely but not to this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail, thank you for joining us at Happy Ours this summer! We were so happy to accommodate you and hope you all made many great memories together. I'm sorry the layout proved to be difficult for you, but I would like to make note that we have provided a written layout of our home in our property description, as well as to notate that there is no ice maker for the refrigerator as listed in our "amenities" section. We have a dining table on the top deck as well as a picnic table on the lower deck, as this seems to appeal to most groups. We're very glad to know you will return to SGI whether this be at Happy Ours or another property. Thanks again!
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Happy Ours has it all!

  • 5 of 5

Happy Ours has it all! We loved the privacy of the corner lot and being minutes away down the paved street to the beach access. Both access points seem to be some of the shortest in the Plantation.

We loved the new outdoor shower; so convenient for everyone to use after being at the beach or pool. The sparkling pool has to be one of the largest and there was plenty of comfortable outdoor furniture.

Comfortable beds and well-stocked kitchen; very important for our family. Two large screened-in porches offer a perfect setting for coffee or cocktails; one even has a hammock!

Super clean and well-maintained inside and out. The privacy and short distance to beach and clubhouse fitness room make Happy Ours a top choice. With 2 separate living spaces, it is perfect for a family or 2 couples.

Bring your bikes or rent on the island as the Plantation has miles of paved paths. We would not hesitate to return or recommend this property to other vacationers.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Georgia

Very Nice Beach Home

  • 4 of 5

Happy Our's is a very nice beach home ... only a relatively short walk to the beach. The beautiful native plants and trees plus its location make for a private feel. The property has been very well maintained and is extremely well furnished with only one major exception. Even though there are two separate dens and three bedrooms, there is really only one TV. Another tiny 13" TV has been provided but there's no way to adjust the color so you're stuck with a green hued tiny picture. You will also need to bring at least one large kitchen knife with you if you plan on cooking while on vacation. The screened in decks and private pool all have very comfortable furniture ... and one deck has a great hammock!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gene! Please don't hesitate to call us if there is any issue, nothing is considered too small. We were able to troubleshoot the green hue on the TV as a component cable that had been pulled out. Easy fix ; ) Since your review, our homeowners have upgraded the 2 TVs in living spaces. We hope you get to come back!
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Nearest Airport
79.5 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airpoirt
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Harry A's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
34.6 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe
Nearest Beach
St. George Island!

St. George Island is a beautiful and pristine 22-mile long barrier island with white sandy beaches. The East end of the Island is home to Dr. Julian G. Bruce State Park which was voted the best state park in Florida and in 2012, St. George Island beaches was voted one of the top 10 beaches in the country! The Island is void of high-rise complexes and fast food restaurants, no shopping malls within an hour and a half drive! Don't forget to visit the nearby historic town of Apalachicola with an eclectic mix of restaurants, galleries and boutique shopping. The nearest airports are Tallahassee Regional and Northwest Florida Beaches International (Panama City).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates include linens, departure cleaning and Plantation entrance fees. Rates are subject to change until confirmed with payment.

Normal turn day requirements are Sunday arrival/departure, but off turn day bookings are considered in the slower seasons and for last minute bookings

Monthly rates apply to January and February only, for 28 consecutive nights

Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy

Manager'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.