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Marleyvale: Beautiful Plantation Home with Lovely Gulf View!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Relax and enjoy family friendly island life in our comfortable beach home

Welcome to Marleyvale, our family's beach home.

Marleyvale lies on a first tier lot with a spectacular unobstructed beach view. The beach is a 2-3 minute walk from your front door via the boardwalks.

Marleyvale is beautifully appointed, with all the amenities you will need for relaxing in style on Florida's Forgotten Coast. Watch dolphins play from your bedroom, the living room or from the sundeck; enjoy the beach, swimming in the crystal-clear Gulf waters, casting your line or just chilling; prepare your catch in our updated kitchen; enjoy a movie on one of our HD TVs, play a board game with the kids, read a book or just listen to the music of the surf.

Marleyvale features a large master bedroom suite with a Queen bed, a large en-suite bath with jetted tub and new glass shower enclosure; a second bedroom with a Queen bed, and a child-friendly "bunkroom" with bunk-beds, a trundle bed and lots of toys and games (Nintendo Wii). These two bedrooms share a bath. Upstairs lies the open-plan kitchen, living area, dining room, breakfast bar, half bath and pantry. A spacious sun-deck overlooks the Gulf, and a second deck is perfect for viewing our incomparable sunsets. On the ground floor, there is covered parking, a lovely outdoor shower, charcoal park-style grill and fish-cleaning station. Guests are free to use Marleyvale's two ocean kayaks, giving you the opportunity for an up-close 'dolphin encounter.'

St George Island is a beautiful barrier island on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast,' famous for its white sand beaches, gin-clear waters and world class fishing. A family-friendly destination, St. George is a great spot to get away from it all.

Marleyvale is located in the prestigious St George Plantation, a private gated community of fabulous homes and quiet streets. The Plantation has beautiful nature trails for biking and walking, abundant natural vegetation and uncrowded beaches. For nature lovers, the Plantation is home to Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Owls, nesting sea turtles and a wide variety of shorebirds. As our guest, you will have access to the Plantation's new Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and workout facility.

Great dining is available in a number of island restaurants, some overlooking the beach or Apalachicola Bay. A quick trip over the bridge takes you to quaint and historic Apalachicola, FL, with its charming shops and award-winning restaurants. Be sure to sample Apalachicola's famous oysters!

Come join us. You'll be back!

More Details

Property Manager
Charlie and Peggy Hawkins
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Charlie and Peggy Hawkins

We have been vacationing on St George Island since the 1980s. In 1992, we built Marleyvale, and it was our vacation home for 23 years. In 2015, we completely renovated the house. We now live here 7 months of the year, opening our home to guests in the summer and autumn. We hope you will love it as much as we do!

Charlie and Peggy Hawkins purchased this house in 1992

Why Charlie and Peggy Hawkins chose Plantation

A lovely, quiet barrier island on the beautiful gulf coast. There's really nothing else like it.

What makes this house unique

The beach at St George has frequently been listed as one of the ten best in the US!


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Bunk beds + trundle bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Marleyvale: Beautiful Plantation Home with Lovely Gulf View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Best vacation, Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

If I could give more than 5 stars for this house, I truly would! Our vacation did not start out great due to Hurricane Hermine, however, the owners, Charlie and Peggy, were constantly helpful with scheduling and making sure that we do get a wonderful vacation. The house itself is beautiful and cozy. It is a very short walk to the beach, with a wonderful, un-interrupted ocean view.

Thank you to Charlie and Peggy for sharing this wonderful place with us, we will surely come back here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Keith, Somehow I missed seeing your review until now. Thanks so much! It's a great review. Sorry y'all had to deal with the hurricane, but I'm glad we were able to work things out, and you guys were able to enjoy the beach. We would love to welcome your group back to Marleyvale anytime! Thanks again, Charlie & Peggy
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Fabulous home with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Marleyvale is the ultimate beach house in the plantation! It has everything you could possibly need and more right at your fingertips. There are bicycles and beach gear as well as kayaks to enjoy while only a short walk to the beach. The home is just beautiful and so well maintained.....perfect in every way!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This house is gorgeous with a spectacular view of the beach and a great porch for morning coffee or wine (a very thoughtful gift from Charlie and Peggy.)

The kayaks were clean and perfect for our trip to Little St.George and exploring the bay.

We were there with our four children for 3 weeks and never had to search for a kitchen utilsil as they had thought of everything! The home is beautifully furnished and very comfortable.

We will definitely be back to St.George and Marleyvale. JJM

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at Marleyvale where we had a great time. The house is great with a clear view of the ocean from all the windows in the front of the house. The house was very clean. The beds were all comfortable. There was an abundance of cookware provided. There were an abundance of books, movies, games and music available for our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Tallahassee, FL
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund