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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,024 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

"Simplicity", 3000sf & 1000sf of covered decking luxury! 4 bdrms, 4 1/2 ba, pool





Newly constructed in 2016, "Simplicity" was built with luxury in mind. Come relax on the island’s white sandy beaches and enjoy the clear Gulf waters in style. Our beach house will exceed your expectations with its fabulous views and extravagant amenities.

We offer a landscaped private pool with a spectacular outdoor entertaining area furnished with ceiling fans, dining table, and comfortable conversational seating. You’ll enjoy even more seating on 1000 sq ft of covered decking as you appreciate the sparkling blue-green waters and salty ocean breezes. The main floor covered porch leads out from the open living areas, and the 3rd floor balcony decking extends from 2 master suites and a bunk room on the top floor boast breathtaking views, including magnificent sunrises, sunsets and moonlight shimmering off the ocean.

Additional features of Simplicity include a ground floor half bath next to the private pool - great for the kids when they are playing in the pool or even at the beach - just a few steps away. Simplicity offers a county-owned beach-access path located DIRECTLY in front of your beach house. In addition, a public beach boardwalk is just down the street. Why pay up to 50% more for comparable beachfront homes when Simplicity offers so much at a much lower rate?

Simplicity was custom built in 2016 by one of Northwest Florida’s premier builders. We, the owners, have been visiting the island for over 40 years and are thrilled to finally own a place on SGI. We furnished, decorated and equipped this home with the same love and attention given to our first home. We want you to be comfortable and feel like this is your own personal getaway place as well.

The beautifully designed interior, with 10' ceilings, features an open floor plan of living/entertainment space equipped with a 70" smart HDTV and Blu-ray DVD. The well-stocked gourmet kitchen makes cooking a delight with a professional 6-burner plus griddle gas range with double ovens, a built-in 48" refrigerator, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and plenty of space for multiple chefs. The dining table seats 10 with additional seating for 4 at the expansive kitchen island. A half-bath is located on the second floor for convenience. An added bonus on the 3rd floor includes a second living area with tufted daybed sofa (and trundle) plus two chairs for quiet reading time. The top floor also offers a convenient morning kitchen equipped with a small refrigerator, bar sink, and coffee maker. All four beautifully furnished and decorated bedrooms (three king beds and one full/full bunk bed) have flat screen TVs and private bathrooms with walk-in showers.

There is a covered parking area under the house for multiple vehicles as well as additional parking. Prepare the day’s catch at your own fish cleaning area, and then roast them to perfection on your charcoal park-style grills! The seafood wagons on the island also provide morning fresh seafood in case you sleep through the fishing trip alarm clock! Upon returning from the beach, freshen up in the enclosed and private outdoor hot and cold shower.

Additional amenities include free High-Speed wireless internet, cable/satellite TV, washer and dryer, and beach towels. NO RESERVATION FEE, NO CLEANING FEE and, yes....FREE LINENS! As with all vacation rentals on our island, there is a required 7% state of FL sales tax and a 2% tourist development tax, (9% total tax).

Jeff and Joanne would love to host your family at Simplicity on St. George Island, Florida. Simplicity is truly a year round luxury beach house – a dream vacation home. Simplicity offers an incredible value for your money! We’d love for you to be our guest and experience the difference. We promise you will love our house and will be coming back to Simplicity time and time again!

Please email through VRBO/HomeAway Jeff and Joanne’s assistant, Glenn Smith, with any questions or for reservations.

During hurricane season we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. Storms can develop over 24 hours that can require mandatory evacuation of the island.

Sorry, no day events or gatherings beyond the maximum occupancy of 12 guests.

More Details

Property Manager
Joanne & Jeff Markey
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Joanne & Jeff Markey

Hello! I spent my first summer vacation at St. George Island over forty years ago. My parents purchased a home shortly after that first trip and have been vacationing on the island ever since. My husband joined me on a trip over twenty years ago and instantly fell in love, too! We have watched the island grow and evolve over the years, but thankfully, it is still the perfect getaway for us!

Jeff and I graduated from Georgia Tech and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia with our two daughters and rescue dog. Our family of five enjoys swimming, paddle boarding, walking on the beach, photography, and spending quality time together on the island.

We are super excited to finally be homeowners! St. George Island is a wonderful place to create family memories that will last a lifetime. Known as 'The Uncommon Florida', the island offers a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Thank you and we hope that you'll be our guest at Simplicity! Jeff & Joanne Markey

Joanne & Jeff Markey purchased this house in 2016


Gulf Beaches House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3024 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3rd flr SE corner bdm mstr bath, Dbl sink, lg shower 3 heads
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor SW corner bedroom master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 3rd floor N.W. corner bedroom master bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor N.W. corner master bedroom bath
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , 2nd floor half bath near living room, kitchen
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Ground floor 1/2 bath near private pool
  • Private, covered ground level outdoor hot/cold shower located near the pool and 1/2 bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd floor S.E. corner bedroom. Gulf View!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 3rd floor S.W. corner bedroom. Gulf View!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd floor N.W. corner bedroom. Bay View!
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , 3rd flr NW bdrm. Bay view! 1 bunk - dbl, dbl sleeps 4!
  • 2nd sitting area on the 3rd floor offers a single day bed w/ trundle sleeping 2 guests.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Hands down....Absolutely outstanding home!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We feel so fortunate to have found this gorgeous home! It is so spacious, and yet so cozy! Extra touches here and there that let you know the owners take pride in their home. Amazing kitchen, wine cooler, ice maker, etc. Beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. And the decks??? They afforded views that made you never want to go inside! Ground level was equally lovely...the pool was perfect, the living area was a special surprise, outdoor shower, a bathrooom, fish sink...literally every part of Simpicty said “welcome, come stay a while and pamper yourself”! So we did! And we will be back again and again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it... Magazine Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

New construction, but as an architect I was very impressed with the quality of construction and attention to details, everything is perfect from the color selection to the quality of appliances.....

Perfect view of the water, outstanding pool and pool area....

If you are thinking of staying at St. George Island this is a must location...

We will be back....We all loved it....magazine perfect cottage...

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely, a wonderful stay at SIMPLICITY. This is our second stay at this property and it was even better than the first stay. We had our family of eight and all of us had a comfortable stay. With the abundance of room and the wonderful pool we had great family time along with the ability to have a little seclusion occasionally. The house is very tastefully furnished with a nice clean bohemian style to it. There are a lot of beach toys / umbrellas, etc. available along with a paddle board and bicycles. With the close location to shops and restaurants we walked or rode bikes around St. George daily. The kitchen is the center point of gathering for us and we utilized all of the modern amenities that are available. We surely look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

My entire family vacationed here in late July (6 adults and 3 children). We could not have had a better experience! Glenn was very responsive to any questions I had via text, email and phone which I greatly appreciated! The house was wonderful- lovely decor and in a great location right across the street from the beach. We will definitely visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house! Amazing vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

There's was nothing about this house that we didn't love ❤️❤️ we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upscale beach with industrial flair!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely lovely property. It is well equipped and property manager returns emails and text immediately. We had a wonderful week there with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

4 night minimum stay requirement during the Fall, Winter, Spring seasons. 7 night minimum during the Summer High season with Saturday to Saturday stays only.

Sorry, no large group functions, receptions, weddings, even for day use beyond the maximum occupancy of 12 guests. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 12 people plus infants.

REFUND: We provide a full 100% refund only if we're able to re-rent the dates that you were holding, which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended for a full refund due to an unexpected cancellation for a covered reason.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund