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Dragon's Lair - Private Oasis Retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Nestled in a nicely landscaped, private oasis and just a brief walk to the beach or the bay - come enjoy the serenity of St. George Island and the Apalachicola area in this beautiful retreat decorated in warm earthy colors, filled with artwork celebrating the sea!

Sleeps 12-14 guests: 2 Kings, 2 Queens, Double Bunk Beds (4 beds), 1 Queen sleeper sofa.

5 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath home with multiple TVs and DVD players, surround sound stereo, Playstation 2 with children's games, book lover's dream - Cracker Barrel book library (trade your paperback in for one in the library), gas fireplace, and screened porch with picnic table. Private pool, double park-style charcoal grill, fish cleaning sink, enclosed hot/cold outdoor shower, and bikes with helmets & childrens' bike trailer for little riders. High-speed internet/computer/Wi-Fi use and long distance access available for free. Tennis court at the end of the street for your enjoyment.

Experience the quaint charm of Historic Apalachicola (only 10 miles away) with it's art galleries, antique shops, internet cafe, delightful restaurants, and many fine historic homes and buildings...and those famous oysters! Explore the scenic beauty of the Barrier Islands, home to some of Florida's most pristine, white-sand beaches, a state park, a national wildlife refuge, and once home to Native American Indians....and a few pirates.

Stroll out from this wonderful lair to enjoy a peaceful walk along the ocean or the bay, where the sunsets are a vibrant orange and red, Ospreys and Eagles fly overhead, and huge sea turtles visit in the summer months. This is true peace and relaxation, whether you visit in the summer to hang out by the pool with a tall margarita in hand, or you come in the winter and enjoy a good book by the fire after a stroll along the beach or a bike ride along the bike path. A good stock of cookbooks along with everything else you'll need awaits you in this beautiful kitchen. This house is the perfect spot to come with friends or to enjoy a family reunion!


More Details

Property Manager
Leigh or Bob Rothman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Leigh or Bob Rothman

Our parents 'found' this wonderful spot of heaven, St. George Island, in the late 80's and we've been coming down every year from all parts of the USA for our family reunion. In 1995, we had the perfect storm of luck which enabled us to build the Dragon's Lair.

We adore the Plantation & the constant desire to maintain the natural beauty that surrounds the community. The island offers beautiful white sugar-like sand. In the Plantation you'll always find plenty of peace whether it's on the bike path, kayaking the nooks and crannies of the bay, or just searching for shells along the beautiful beach.

After many relocations, we now live in Roswell, GA. We get down to the Dragon's Lair a couple times a year to enjoy the wonderful peace and delightful seafood. We are envious of the guests who come for a month at a time!! One day our dream is to spend a few months a year in the Dragon's Lair and barter weeks/months with others all over the world!

Leigh or Bob Rothman purchased this house in 2005

Why Leigh or Bob Rothman chose St. George Island

Dragon's Lair offers it's guests a beautiful home-away-from-home. Everything you need you'll find in this house. Whether you are making a Thanksgiving feast, looking for beach toys, a band-aide, something on the internet, a good book on fishing, a game of poker, a booster seat for the toddler, has it all!

It's a quick 5 minute walk to both the ocean and the tennis court. We have a wagon, coolers, beach chairs & umbrellas, kick boards, etc. to spend the day at the ocean....and an incredible assortment of every kind of beach toy you need that seems to grow every summer!

For bike riding, we offer an assortment of bikes for various sized people, a kid/grocery buggy to strap onto a bike, a tricycle & a couple scooters, etc. Helmets are required for kids and we have plenty for kids and adults.

Don't bother bringing a book because we have a well stocked library of all genres, both paperback and hardback.

For the kids, there's a Playstation 2 with an assortment of games (no violent games - teens/adults - bring your own).

There are TVs with DVD players in every bedroom. We have two living areas in the house - upstairs is the main living area with a large tv and surround sound system. The middle floor has a VHS player with Disney movies for the little kids as well as exercise videos should you feel motivated....

You'll find the pool a perfect size to easily watch kids, relax on one of the lounge chairs with a good book as the hummingbirds circle the red bottlebrush bushes and the palms rustle next to you....

Dragon's Lair is in a great location, large enough for each guest to be able to get away should they need more peace! It's on one acre of land and no houses are adjacent to it so you really have over 6 acres of property to yourself! Yet it is close enough to the Plantation entrance gate so that you can easily ride your bike to the lighthouse or make a quick run to the grocery store.

What makes this house unique

We filled the house with original artwork that celebrates the ocean & the human spirit of adventure. We've grown up around art and feel it brings additional peace to each of the rooms. Some of the artists represented include:

Richard Bickel: Richard Bickel’s photography crosses 70 countries and has been published throughout the world. His passion for exotic waters – Africa’s Niger and Burma’s Irawaddy – brought him to Apalachicola in 1994. He has since been capturing the rich culture of Florida’s last stand, publishing the best-selling photo books, The Last Great Bay and Apalachicola, An American Treasure. Bickel’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, Conde Naste Traveler and Travel and Leisure, and internationally in Die Zeit (Germany), The Times of London and Italian Public Television.

Thomas Swanston: Swanston exhibits regularly in galleries in Boston, Atlanta, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and with art consultants across the country. He has had thirteen solo and forty-six group gallery exhibitions, has been included in eight museum exhibitions and published in over fifty trade and lifestyle magazines. Swanston's work has been placed in public and private collections in the US, Europe, China, Korea, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Gail Foster: An uplifting and impassioned view of the human condition - one in which, regardless of gender, the inner power of the spirit is celebrated - defines Gail Foster's artwork. In addition to lifestyle and trade publications, Gail Foster's art has been featured in one museum solo show, eight museum group exhibits, twenty solo private gallery exhibits, fifty-one private gallery group exhibits and thirty public collections.

Artist, philanthropist, educator and activist, Foster resides and creates in Serenbe, an environmentally-conscious community located 25 minutes south of Atlanta, Georgia.


Car: necessary

Shore & Deep Sea Fishing, Ocean/River Kayaking, Indian Pottery Shard Searching, Dolphin Watching


Plantation House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Green Room - Queen Bed - 2nd Floor Queen - shares full bath with other queen room
    Tan Room - Queen Bed - 2nd Floor Queen - shares bath. Opens to deck.
    Orange Room Master - 1 king , 2nd Floor Master - large walk in shower. Opens to deck.
    Top Floor - King Bed Master - 1 king , Top Floor Master-walk in shower & jetted tub. Opens to deck.
    Blue Bunk Room - 4 bunk bed , 2 Bunk Beds (4 single beds). Full bath in suite.
    Convertible bed(s) - Sleeper Sofa- middle floor living area. Opens to deck.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) wooden porta-crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2) (4 beds)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Heat pumps, Private salt-water Pool (no chlorine used - very soft on skin, hair, eyes & bathing suits), Park-style double Charcoal Grill (BBQ), The Plantation development also offers a community pool/ tennis courts for your use as well as a private landing strip for a fee. Travel insurance available for a fee.


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Dragon's Lair - Private Oasis Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great Family Location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place! Quite Spacious & Very Well Stocked. Incredibly Private. Plenty of stairs and you will walk about ~5mins either on a sand path or side street. No worries about any traffic between you and the beach. Bring a book to exchange or leave with their library.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! Our house in GA has no stairs so when we go to the island, we do burn calories :>). Great to hear you guys had an awesome time on SGI and that the Dragon's Lair met your expectations! Cheers! Leigh & Bob
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family vacation, July 2014

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome family get together. 3 generations of family for a fantastic week of fun in the sun! Dragon's Lair was all it said it was. Kitchen full stocked and clean house. Needed better ice machine and wagon, but all the sand equipment was awesome! We are coming back this July too!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Steele family!! Thank you for your visits over the years to the Dragon's Lair (I think you've spent as much time on the island as we have :>)! After shelling out as much in repairs on that dang fridge as it initially cost, we put er down and got a new one. Have not seen it yet but I hear the ice flows freely....The wagon is also back in service with new wheels & new carpeting is going down in the next month. Take care and thx for your kinds words. Cheers, Bob & Leigh
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Beach Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week of family vacation at Dragon's Lair! Setting was beautiful and house included amenities that kept the interest of ALL family members (young and old). House is well stocked, nicely furnished and there is enough space for all. Property exceeded our expectations and was a nice spot for family vacation. We would return to this oasis in a heartbeat if it was beachfront and had an elevator, but for the price--it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Branford, Florida

Family Vacation...

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a fantastic week on St George!! Beautiful house, very nicely furnished, close to the beach. Seven adults and 2 childres, plenty of room to have a private moment when needed. Would recommend this house. Had a great time.....The only thing missing was an elevator, lots of stairs....

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Maximum occupancy is 14. Check-in begins at 4pm. The door has a push button lock code so you can arrive any time after 4pm. Check-out is 10:00 am. We cater to family groups & can't accept reservations from students / groups under the age of 25. Guests may bring up to two pets - please ask if you would like to bring more. No knights in armor allowed in the Dragon's Lair at any time.

Within 10 days of booking, reservations made in advance require 25% of the total rent due to confirm the reservation. A second payment of 25% is due 90 days prior to arrival and the final balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. For reservations made less than 45 days prior to arrival, full payment is due within 48 hours of booking. Traveler's Insurance included in your rate - do not purchase.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.