The Salty Mermaid - Newly Renovated, Ground Level, Dog Friendly, Hot Tub & Pool

Boardwalk leading to the front door
Boardwalk leading to the front door
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Boardwalk leading to the front door

About this rental

House (Sleeps 8)
2600 sq. ft.  ·   3 bedrooms   ·  3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Property Type: House
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
  • Living Area: 2600 sq. ft.

*We now have a golf cart available to rent for our guests for $350.00 a week. Just let us know if you want to rent it for your week.*

For more info and photos and online booking please visit /h/thesaltymermaidsgi

The Salty Mermaid is a fun and funky, dog friendly, ground level, vintage beach charmer. She has been fully renovated, is new to the rental market, and is ready to host you for your vacation on St. George Island.

Featuring 3 bedrooms, an extra lounge room/bedroom, and 3 full bathrooms plus a daybed in the Florida room and a sleeper sofa in the living room we can accommodate up to 8 guests.

DOG FRIENDLY!
Dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome, the backyard is fully fenced in and there is a dog door off the back screened in porch. We allow up to 3 dogs with no dog fee.

LOCATION:
Located in a quiet area on the West Bayside of the island The Salty Mermaid is .3 miles from the beach, a 7 min walk, and 800 ft from the county beach/baycccess where you can launch kayaks and paddle boards. (no boat launch here) With a zero step entry at the front door The Salty Mermaid is great for anyone who doesn't want to climb stairs to access the house.

LIVING AREA:
The heated and cooled Florida room features a daybed, two seating/lounge areas, a dining area with a passthrough to the kitchen, and a surfboard bar. The custom built wood sliding doors leading in to the house from the Florida room close to create privacy or a separate sleeping area.

The open concept living area features a brand new fully stocked kitchen with black granite countertops and an island large enough to seat 8, new black stainless steel appliances and a refrigerator with two ice makers to keep your beverages cold on and off the beach. The kitchen has everything you need to cook up your catch of the day, make a gourmet meal, or whip up a batch of frozen cocktails.

The dining area has a round vintage table that seats 6 in swiveling pub chairs, perfect for dinner or family game night. The additional dining areas at the kitchen island and in the Florida room allow for seating for your entire group.

The living room features comfy sofas and chairs, and has a 64" flat screen tv equipped with Roku and Apple TV for all of your streaming needs. We also have a selection of board games and jigsaw puzzles for rainy days or evening entertainment.

Each of the bedrooms and the lounge/bedroom also have a smart TV.

BEDROOMS:
Suite Palm (Owners Suite): King Bed, Ensuite Bathroom with walk-in shower.

The Pink Flamingo: Queen Bed, Ensuite Bathroom with walk-in shower.

The Atomic Fish Room: Queen Bed.

Mermaid Queen Bathroom: Tub and shower located immediately outside the Atomic Fish bedroom.

The Lizard Lounge: An extra room that can be used as a fourth bedroom or as a lounge area. The sofa folds flat to create a double bed or we have two child sized cots available to set it up as a kids room. The Lizard Lounge leads out to the screened in back porch with a seating area, bar railing and a large hot tub.

OUTSIDE:
Two outdoor decks and a screened-in back porch allow plenty of outdoor living space. The side deck has a hot and cold outdoor shower and room to drop off and store beach equipment. There is a hot tub on the back screened porch and an above ground pool in the back yard.

Area Information

St. George Island is one of the last Old Florida vacation spots. Uncrowded beaches and amazing fishing await you on the island. There are lots of outdoor activities to do here including fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and bike riding.
At the east end of the island is the amazing St. George Island State Park with even less crowded beaches, great fishing, and hiking it is a must visit while you are on the island.
The entire island is dog friendly and has several restaurants and bars to feed and entertain you. You can find fresh oysters, cold beer and live music daily!

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Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Sofa Beds
Features
  • Air conditioning
  • Beach chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Free WiFi
  • Heating
  • Hot tub
  • Internet
  • Kayak / canoe
  • Kitchen
  • Managed by owner
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor shower
  • Parking available
  • Patio or deck
  • Pets allowed
  • Porch
  • Private pool
  • Screen porch
  • Towels provided
  • Wireless internet
Appliances
  • Blender
  • Ceiling fans
  • Coffee maker
  • DVD player
  • Dishes & utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Washer & Dryer

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Jun 02 - Jul 06 2024
$475 7 nights
Jul 07 - Jul 14 2024
$575 7 nights
Jul 09 - Aug 27 2024
$425 7 nights
Jul 14 - Sep 01 2024
$425 7 nights
Sep 01 - Nov 30 2024
$350 7 nights

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Fees:

Tax Rate: 10%

Availability

Last updated on June 19, 2024

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Map

Nearest Airport: Tallahassee - 75 miles
Nearest Bar: Blue Parrot Tiki Hut - 1 mile
Nearest Beach: 6th Street West beach Access - 0.3 miles
Nearest Golf: St. James Bay Golf Course - 30 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Paddy's Raw Bar - 2 miles

Hosted by Kristi Wood

Kristi Wood

Member since 2021

Year Purchased: 2018

About the owner: I'm a graphic designer by trade and now a house remodeler and STR Host by chance. After visiting the island for over 15 years we decided to buy a house that we could rent to other and also enjoy ourselves. I spent almost 2 years renovating The Salty Mermaid and loved it so much on the island the we have now made it our home.

Why this property? This house spoke to me when I saw it for the first time. I could envision the fun, colorful, mid-century style that ultimately came to fruition. We hope you will love the playful vibes and enjoy it as much as we do.

Links to more information:
CLICK HERE - To book online visit
CLICK HERE - The Salty Mermaid SGI

Guestbook comments from the host:

We absolutely loved this house!! It's decorated beautifully and it everything we needed. The hot tub was amazing too!! Large lot with lots of privacy. We'll definitely be going back to this house. Kristi was also very quick to respond to my questions.


Dec 2021

I have a large family and need additional space several times a year, and of course everyone wants to bring their fur babies. I have now found the perfect place, lots of room, very nicely stocked, great large fenced backyard and wonderful host. Everyone loved it!


Nov 2021

We loved this place! Each room and space was unique and fun. It was a awesome place to stay!


Oct 2021

We planned a last minute trip to SGI so I posted in a Facebook group looking for a rental. Kristi, the owner, reached out, and I am so happy she did! The house was AMAZING! We have been to SGI at least 10 times; I've lost count! We have never had a house as well equipped as this one! Olive oil, spices, coffee, a kayak, SUP, beach towels, beach chairs, sand toys, turtle safe flash lights, and the list goes on... The brand new, state of the art art appliances were appreciated and very efficient. We very much enjoyed the golf cart rental option and the price was very reasonable!

The house is situated on a quiet street about a block from the bay. There is a little beach there to launch kayaks and SUPs, or just hang out with all the little hermit crabs. We took the golf cart to the beach which is only a few blocks away.

The house itself was perfect, and rather luxurious, for my little family of four. Each of my kids, ages 10 and 12, had their own bedrooms and bathrooms which made it so peaceful. The layout is great too, with each bedroom and bathroom separate from each other. The house could very easily accommodate at least twice as many though.

The funky décor was so fun and bright; we just loved it. While we did not bring our puppers on this trip, they would have been welcome. Treats, towels, waste bags, and even a bed were provided.

We would absolutely recommend!


Aug 2021

We stayed at the Salty Mermaid from 8/1-8/8/2021. This was our first time to go to St George Island and our first family vacation in over 3 years. It didn’t disappoint! In fact, this place exceeded my expectations! I highly recommend! We are a family of my husband and I and our 3 kids. They are ages 19,18, and 15. But I also think it’s great for a family with younger kids! We also brought our 2 dogs, a 10 lb maltiyorkiepoo and our 2 yr old border collie. The best thing was that everyone had space!! Sadly, it poured rain for 3 straight days, but since we were staying at this house, no one got on each other’s nerves! No fighting etc! That is the best thing ever for a mom on vacation!!! And the internet service was great for all 5 of us to stream shows, play games and work! This place also provided SO many things!! We could have left all our beach gear! They had plenty of chairs, sand toys, etc. we did rent a tent for the week, but they had an umbrella. We also enjoyed the golf cart. Made getting to the beach and back super easy and going to the store or wherever. We are beach people so we never used the pool, but it was nice and the hot tub was enjoyed on rainy days. St George Island was perfect! It’s so hard to find a beach vacation where the beaches aren’t PACKED! Not an issue on SGI. I can’t write every little thing we loved about this place! My only recommendation is it would be super nice if the back screened in porch had a ceiling fan and/or electrical outlets for a box fan. I loved laying in the hammock back there. I wish there was a way for people interested to ask me questions about this rental! Part of me wants to keep it the hidden jewel that it is and part of me wants to tell everyone about it! It was a much needed break for our family at a very reasonable price! 100 stars!!!


Aug 2021

We loved our stay at the Salty Mermaid. It was a great house and perfect for our group. The decor was super fun and Kristi put so much thought into the little details. We hope to be back soon!


May 2021

The Salty Mermaid is a great setup. It would work eitheir for multiple couples or families with children. It comes with lots of extras including a salty mermaid now named Sandy.


Apr 2021

The Salty Mermaid had everything and more we were looking for during our first visit to SGI. Appliances that served our needs, were top notch with all kitchen and bathroom necessities provided during our stay. Kristi left us with new beach gear (chairs, wagon, and umbrella) to use. The beach and bay were both within easy walking distance of The Salty Mermaid. A new outdoor shower was greatly appreciated and used after a day in the water followed by a soak in the jacuzzi. We felt comfortable letting our 2 fur babies out in the secured back yard area. Lots of room (beds and gathering areas) to enjoy the adorable and recently renovated space and decor. We look forward to bringing our entire family back one day soon.

Kristi is a great host (good communication)!


Mar 2021

We absolutely loved our stay at the Salty Mermaid! The location was great where we were close to the beach and the little town with restaurants (we loved that beach chairs, bikes and beach towels come with the house!) The best part was how quiet and secluded the backyard was. A true sanctuary. The place was very thought out with having everything you need to comfortably have your pet, including fenced in back yard, puppy bed, and dog bowls. The entire kitchen was well stocked with every appliance you could ask for, including a food processor! Very clean, comfortable, and attention to detail was perfect. The owners were very quick to reply to messages and were available as needed. My family will definitely be back :)


Mar 2021

We stayed at the Salty Mermaid for 5 weeks while remodeling our home. This house has the most cheerful decor! Very convenient one level with no stairs which was nice. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you would need to prepare a meal at home and super comfy bed. Great fenced backyard, so no worries with even the smallest dog or kids being able to get out, which was a must for us. Very quiet street with little traffic and it is a short walk to beach or the bay and they even have bikes and kayaks which is a plus! Excellent home for a either a short or extended stay!


Jan 2021

Sonya

Photos

  • Boardwalk leading to the front door
    Boardwalk leading to the front door
  • Front of house showing carport
    Front of house showing carport
  • The Salty Mermaid - Newly Renovated, Ground Level, Dog Friendly, Hot Tub & Pool #3
  • Front of the house at night
    Front of the house at night
  • Front of the house at night
    Front of the house at night
  • Front walkway at night
    Front walkway at night
  • The Salty Mermaid - Newly Renovated, Ground Level, Dog Friendly, Hot Tub & Pool #7
  • Side deck with seating
    Side deck with seating
  • Side deck seating
    Side deck seating
  • Outdoor Hot & Cold Shower
    Outdoor Hot & Cold Shower
  • Side deck seating and outdoor hot/cold shower
    Side deck seating and outdoor hot/cold shower
  • Grill Station
    Grill Station
  • Covered parking for a car or golf cart. Bring your own golf cart or rent ours.
    Covered parking for a car or golf cart. Bring your own golf cart or rent ours.
  • Florida room seating and queen daybed
    Florida room seating and queen daybed
  • Florida room
    Florida room
  • Florida room seating, table and bar
    Florida room seating, table and bar
  • Florida room bar and doors that close the room off from the rest of the house.
    Florida room bar and doors that close the room off from the rest of the house.
  • Florida room
    Florida room
  • Florida room Surfboard Bar
    Florida room Surfboard Bar
  • Florida room
    Florida room
  • Florida room, table for dining, puzzles or games
    Florida room, table for dining, puzzles or games
  • Florida room looking in to dining area
    Florida room looking in to dining area
  • Open living Kitchen, Dining and Living Room
    Open living Kitchen, Dining and Living Room
  • Dining and Kitchen - Dining table seats 6 also great for family game night
    Dining and Kitchen - Dining table seats 6 also great for family game night
  • Dining and Kitchen - 6 additional seats at island
    Dining and Kitchen - 6 additional seats at island
  • Kitchen - plenty of cabinet space and fridge with 2 ice makers
    Kitchen - plenty of cabinet space and fridge with 2 ice makers
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen - Fully equipped for cooking up the days catch.
    Kitchen - Fully equipped for cooking up the days catch.
  • The dogs sofa!
    The dogs sofa!
  • Dogs love it here!
    Dogs love it here!
  • Living Room - Gold sofa folds out to queen bed
    Living Room - Gold sofa folds out to queen bed
  • Open Space Living, Dining & Kitchen. 60" TV for movie night.
    Open Space Living, Dining & Kitchen. 60" TV for movie night.
  • Living Room
    Living Room
  • Side entry, laundry room and sitting area. Blue doors lead in to the Palm Suite.
    Side entry, laundry room and sitting area. Blue doors lead in to the Palm Suite.
  • Side entry, laundry room and sitting area
    Side entry, laundry room and sitting area
  • Laundry Area
    Laundry Area
  • Laundry room looking in to living space
    Laundry room looking in to living space
  • Suite Palm - King Bedroom
    Suite Palm - King Bedroom
  • Suite Palm - King Bedroom
    Suite Palm - King Bedroom
  • Suite Palm - King Bedroom
    Suite Palm - King Bedroom
  • Suite Palm - Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower.
    Suite Palm - Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower.
  • Suite Palm - Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower.
    Suite Palm - Ensuite Bathroom with walk in shower.
  • Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
    Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
  • Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
    Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
  • Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
    Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
  • Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
    Atomic Fish Queen Bedroom
  • Mermaid's Lounge Bathroom with tub & shower. Right outside Atomic Fish Room
    Mermaid's Lounge Bathroom with tub & shower. Right outside Atomic Fish Room
  • Mermaid's Lounge Bathroom. Right outside Atomic Fish Room & Lizard Lounge
    Mermaid's Lounge Bathroom. Right outside Atomic Fish Room & Lizard Lounge
  • Lizard Lounge - with desk for working or kids activities.
    Lizard Lounge - with desk for working or kids activities.
  • Lizard Lounge - TV with DVD player, DVDs, futon fold out to double bed.
    Lizard Lounge - TV with DVD player, DVDs, futon fold out to double bed.

Reviews

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My review will a bit different than most.

I actually had a very rewarding trip but not much fun . As for being satisfied I must do full disclosure and tell you it is my families 31st year coming to St George in a row so that gives that away. So it wasn’t much fun because we were there to reorganize , furnish , paint inside and general work required to prep the new house I bought for rental. So folks remember “ Green Grass & High Tides “ When looking for your next house rental. Managed by a new up & coming Heaven Garrett at Southern Coast vacation rentals. Please send me another review request mid August because I’ll be back for one week in a previously rented house for a week and then a second week in our new house … did I say the name is Green Grass & High Tides ?.I promise you it will be a raving review of the place we stumbled on to 31 years ago & love so much we finally bought a house there. Or … yes, I will have a fun time , catch many fish, go to st James or St Joe golf & country club for golf , wander the night time streets of Apalachicola searching for good people , good food , good music , good shops whether you are looking for alligators to Zebra fish. ( what ever that is ) or building sand castles with my grandson on the beautiful beaches of St George Island ( voted No. 1 beach in the No. state in the No. country USA in …. Wait for it … in th World! Look it up. 900 W Bayshore Dr . Right across th street from Beautiful Franklin County Regatta Park. Safe travels to all my fellow St George Island trekkers . Go see the State Park too. And don’t forget that pirates hid treasure around there somewhere! Or did they???

Stayed: Submitted: June 28, 2023

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Love that Salty Mermaid!

Great location: a short walk down a county road to the beach; a short drive into restaurants, groceries, and stores. The house is decorated in fun colors that are relaxing and uplifting. Host thought of everything needed for a comfortable stay. Back porch, great outside shower and hot tub, beautiful kitchen, comfortable beds fenced back yard. Great family friendly house (including the dog)! Honestly, we loved this house! And our week on St. George Island. Be sure and drive to the 9 mile beautiful pristine State Park. We will return to Salty Mermaid.

Stayed: Submitted: January 31, 2023

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