The upper level is a one bedroom with a queen size bed, one bathroom with a mini fridge and coffee facilities. The deck on the upper level is very spacious with a lovely view of the ocean. The lower level is also a one bedroom with a queen size bed and one bathroom even though both levels also have a futon and lazy boy chairs for relaxing after a long day in the sun. The lower level has a full bathroom with a tub, shower and hairdryer. There is also a full size kitchen with a dishwasher to enjoy a night in and make some home cooked meals. There is also a washer and dryer located at the lower level. Fully air conditioned, with WiFi, Satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and many board games for a fun family night. The upper and lower level are connected through an exterior staircase, the rates apply for both levels.
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom, Upper And Lower Levels, Full Size Kitchen
- english, greek
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About Josie Maurer
We are both Florida State Graduates and met at Florida State. We've been married ever since and decided to build a house on St George Island because we always loved how relaxing and quiet the island is and how good the fishing is on the island too. We are blessed to have two daughters who love the island as much as we do.
Josie Maurer purchased this House in 2014
Why Josie Maurer chose St. George Island
We have fond memories of visiting the island when we were at Florida State back in the 80s. The fishing was always one of the main reasons that pulled us to the island but also because of its immense beauty. I love our place on St George because it is so close to everything and you see some of the best sunsets.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
St. George Island is a wonderful place, and this property's central location helped maximize our experience. The home is clean and well appointed. It served our needs very well. We especially enjoyed siting on both decks. The owner communicated very well and is very easy to work with. We will stay at this property again.
Short walk to the beach. Very nice and well maintained. Would rent again.
Perfect size for two couples on a long weekend!
Great location and quick access to the beach, grocery stores, restaurants and bars. The cottage had everything we needed for our three night stay. Great response by the owner.
A perfect getaway for our family!
We were thrilled with every single thing at Mary Jo’s place. Very clean, adorable decorations, super comfortable beds, and a gorgeous view from the top balcony. The beach is right across the street and everything else is within walking distance. Great food and amazing people. A beautiful island, and at times it felt like we had the entire ocean to ourselves! We can’t wait to come stay there again.
Quaint yet extordinary
Maryjo's place was nearly perfect for our six person get-a-way. The bed were comfortable, but the futons were stiff. The property is so close to the beach that you can smell it and see it!!! The restaurants in the area were AMAZING! The property is only 2-3 hours away from Panama City, if you want to go for an outing.
Air conditioners are in need of replacement and hopefully will cut down on the CONSTANT noise.
I don’t know for the life of me how this property could possibly be rated higher than 1 or possibly 2. It is extremely stark and not welcoming. True, the downstairs unit is much more comfortable than the upstairs, but neither are desirable. Rather than list all of the negative aspects of this property, we would encourage the owner to have their cleaning company do a thorough cleaning and have the upstairs shower drain repaired. It must be plunged before using the shower or water fills the shower floor. Another issue that needs attention is the AC in the downstairs unit which is very loud and didn't appear to have a filter.
There are many complaints, but the worst is the water treatment plant which serves the St. George Villas. “Brown” water is always visible, bring pumped into the tank on the left and the plant runs/roars constantly which is neither pleasant or conducive to undisturbed sleep. We do understand that the owner cannot do anything about the water treatment plant since they built their house on that particular property, but a renter is able to choose another property if they are aware of the issue (which I wasn't aware).
I almost feel as if I should apologize for the negative review, but we have stayed at several different rental houses on St. George Island and this one does not even come close to acceptable and I was very disappointed.
Dear Ms Moody,
We pride ourselves with the location of our beach house which is in the centre of the island, walking distance to everything including the beach. The house is a solid concrete structure built for hurricanes and therefore we can not have central air. Our beach house is family orientated, clean and a perfect price point for the location on the island. We hope that you visit the island in the future again maybe looking at different price point which would suit your preferences.
Welcome to MaryJo's Place! Our beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom house is walking distance to all the main attractions on St George Island. St George Island is the third best beach in the nation with 38 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. You can walk to the all the restaurants, the SGI Lighthouse Park , shopping and just a street away from the beach.
St George Island has been our favourite place to visit throughout the year as it is a very family orientated environment and our place is unique as the upper and lower level have separate entrances. This is perfect for two couples to have a little get away and relax but also families with children can have a little privacy. The upper level has a lovely deck to soak up the sun and when the fourth of July comes around you can't find a better view of the fireworks on the island. Our place also has a charcoal grill to have a nice cook out in the back yard and an outside shower. Mary Jo's is three buildings away from the lighthouse making it one of the best locations on the island especially for the Chill cook off and the fireworks on the fourth of July.
The fishing on St George Island is amazing on the bay and on the pier which is only a five minute drive away and is available to all to enjoy a full day of fishing, catching anything from trout to red fish. The best time for fishing for red fish is the fall and is still amazing throughout the winter months. Whiting, sheep's-head, mackerel, shark fishing are all very big on the island.
The undeveloped side of the island is also stunning and just near by the island is the historic town of Apalachicola which is famous for their oysters and all the small shops that you can find all kinds of treasures.
Mary Jo's place is our favourite get-away and we hope your time there is just as awesome and relaxing as it is for us!
Rates & Availability
The rate for Mary Jo's Place is for the upper and lower levels which are connected through the exterior staircase.