Last Minute Rate for February 29-March 7-$1190! 7-14-$1490, 14-28-$1890 All IN!!!
Offer for: Feb 26 - Mar 21
About the Property
Across the street from the beach, 4 bedroom/3 bathro om, two living areas, two levels home with Gulf views and 3-4 minutes walking distance to the beach. The Palms is vacation beach house located on the St George Island at the Plantation, 24x7 gated community. The Palms offers awesome Gulf views alongside with natural and peaceful setting among beautiful palms where you can escape the stresses of everyday living and enjoy great vacation. On the ground floor we have two parking spaces under the house (more in the back yard), fish preparation table, shower with hot/cold water, Weber Performer Grill. First Floor. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath and living area on the first floor of the house. All bedrooms have queen size beds and spacey closets. Three of the bedrooms have tv. One bathroom has shower and a tab, the other has just a shower. Both bathrooms have 2 entry doors: one from adjacent bedroom and another from the foyer. So you can control the access to the bathroom if you need: the bathrooms could be shared with downstairs, but can be easily locked to make fully private to bedrooms. The first level offers also living area which we call children game space. The Second Floor. The house has high ceiling in the center which gives a wonderful sense of space, light and add a sense of the luxurious to a house. There are large living area, dining area, kitchen, laundry/full bathroom, two furnished decks and screened porch on the second floor. This spring we installed new vinyl floor at this living area. A lot of light, sun, water view, high ceiling makes this area of the house very attractive and uplifting. This open living/dining/kitchen concept is great for entertaining large groups and allows families to stay connected to create memories that will last a lifetime. The kitchen with breakfast bar keeps the chefs of the family just earshot away. It is fully equipped with dishes, microwave, grill, side by side refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster, pans, coffee maker, blender. You can enjoy the view of Gulf while preparing your meal! Dining area has dining table which seats comfortably six and attached to the kitchen and living area. Additional seating for 4 is available at the breakfast bar or you may prefer to enjoy your meals on the decks or screened porch. Living area has sofa, love seat, couple chairs and large TV with cable box. There is also a telescope here so you can watch the planets and stars. The living area is large, light-filled, open and comfortable with the water views. Washer and dryer are available in the laundry/full bath on this level. Our both sun decks (East and West) are furnished. They provide the best place to see sunrise and sunset, enjoy refreshing breeze from the Gulf or just to have good time with friends or family. The Bay side screened porch is an old-style Florida porch where many warm evenings with cool breeze has been enjoyed. In this porch you will be at home with nature and may be blessed with sightings of bald eagles, herons, owls, egrets and other local wildlife. Our rentals are by week or month with occasional exceptions. If you wish to rent for a shorter/longer period of time we encourage you to contact us. Please let us know the dates and how many people/pet are going to stay in the house. The children older 3 years old must be counted as well as day visitors. We will try to accommodate your needs.
Our house is located on Leisure Lane where Leisure Lane is bent towards Gulf. So it brings us very close to The Gulf of Mexico. We also have obstructed but very nice view of The Gulf from our second floor. It is a very short walking distance to the beach - 3-4 min. Most of our guests love it.
Our house located at the Plantation, 24x7 gated community. The Plantation considers itself a Nature Preserve and provides a special balance of nature and wildlife, pristine, private beaches and beautiful homes and awesome bike trial. It is also a great fishing spot, specially Bob Sikes Cut. You need to be staying in Plantation to get access to the Cut. Great fishing, bird watching and the sunsets over the Cut are amazing! Different every night. After a storm, it is a great place for a shell collecting.
Why Kids Love It
The kids love our beaches with white sand, our large swimming pools,
awesome bike trail, bird watching and fishing, playgrounds, light house and pirate treasure hunt trips.
Saint George Island is well known for its beautiful white beaches , world class fishing and oysters, which are some of the finest in the world. Our house located within The Plantation which is nature wonderland for those who loves to explore the outdoors. Neighboring houses are not right up against each other and you will have a sense of seclusion. The Plantation beach is unspoiled, not over crowded and clean. It is a quiet family beach... The wild life and fishing is simply amazing. You won't believe the number of different types birds, butterfly you will see on a daily basis. An early morning stroll at the beach and it is almost a guarantee to see dolphins put on show for you in the Gulf. It's not uncommon to see them swim up as close as 150 feet to the shore. Our private gated community has a unique partnership with the State of Florida that provides us access to one of the most pristine maritime forests on the island, known as Nick’s Hole Cove. This unique state-owned area is accessible for kayaking, hiking, picnicking, and observing the natural world. Two parking areas, one for bicycles on Leisure Lane and one for vehicles off the main entrance, open to winding paths through ancient moss-covered trees to the water’s edge. Bruce State Park, with its nine miles of pristine natural beaches, is only a short ride from our house. The island is also a great place to catch up on your fishing, either from a boat or the coast. We are located in 10 minute walk along the beach from the rocky canal at the Northwest end of the island that is known as a prime fishing spot, Bob Sikes Cut, where you can fish off the jetties and see Little St. George Island across the water. Plantation has two large swimming pools. Club house, 103,000 gallon community pool is located about 1 ml from the house and it is available for your enjoyment. Resort Village pool includes a hot tub, club house with changing and rest room facilities. The both pools are large, nice and very clean! Over 12 miles of paved bike and walking paths throughout St George Plantation provide spectacular views while you exercise in the open air or just browsing around. You also will have access to the tennis courts, and our 24/7 security staff is stationed at the entrance gate for your safety and security. State Park on the East end of the island covers nine miles of untouched beaches, dunes, bay forests and marshes. It is beautiful! The island has no big chain stores but there is a very good but small grocery market in the gas station. But just a short drive away and you'll find Apalachicola, a charming historic city with elegant homes, shops, stylish dining, marine, a seaside park. Piggly Wiggly and IGA supermarkets in Apalachicola are very good and they are just in 20 min driving distance away. There are quite a few restaurants on The Island. The most popular are Blue Parrot Ocean Cafe and Harry A's. More nice places to eat in East Point and Apalachicola, 15-20 minutes away. The Island and The Palms, all of the pleasures of the good life will be yours here...
Attractions Within Walking Distance
Gated and guarded 24/7... designed with respect to the wildlife.
Miles of bike and walking paths. several dedicated bird sanctuaries. kayak and canoe launch sites. 4 tennis courts, two large pools.
Favorite Places To Eat
6 Miles Restaurants, Shopping, Boat, kayak, Jet Ski rentals, Fisherman Store Groceries Combo/Gas Station. Fresh Seafood, St George Island light house Soon: Jean Marie paddle boat
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We have 4-6 Beach Chairs & Cart, Tire Pump and cooler on site... We are trying to keep 2-3 bicycles in our shed as well. Also there is a renting place on the island where you can rent bikes, kayak etc. There are several shops on St George where you can rent. Check the Chamber of Commerce Website.
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Min Stay|
Feb 29 2020 - Mar 07 2020
Mar 07 2020 - Mar 14 2020
Mar 14 2020 - Mar 28 2020
Mar 28 2020 - Apr 11 2020
Apr 11 2020 - May 23 2020
Pet Fee: $75
More than 8 people group: $20
Tax Rate: 9%
RATES ARE ALL-INCLUSIVE
(Excluding optional selections like a fee for pet or additional guests above normal occupancy of 8 people).
Number of guests (adults and children 3 years old and older) in the party is limited by number listed on the inquiry/Rental agreement. This would include all daily visiting guests. Any additional visitors must be approved in writing by owner.
Add $ 25 per night, for each additional guest above standard occupancy of 8 people, up to 10. If the rental rate is less than $1400, the standard occupancy is 6 people.
Pets are allowed only on a pre-approved basis during reservation. We allow up to 2 medium size dogs with advance approval for an additional fee. Pet Fee is $75 per one and $100 for two dogs.
Weekend night is defined as a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night.
Normal turn days requirements are Saturdays (arrival/departure), but off turn days bookings are considered in the slower seasons and for last minute bookings Please check with the owner.
Military/Repeat Renter discount - 5%, not 4th of July week; 7 nights minimum. Can not combine with Special Deals.
Specials can only be applied to new reservations and can not be combined with other offers or discounts. Our displayed rates include a 5% discount for paying by check/money order. We can take credit Cards through PayPal but you will lose the 5% discount.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Monthly rate for Sept, Oct & Nov is $4115.00; Monthly rate for Dec,Jan & Feb 2021 is $3577.00 Monthly stays consist of 28 consecutive nights.
Special events permitted by arrangement only; separate contract required.
Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy.
Guests younger than 25 and large groups must interview with property owner and are subject to paying a higher deposit.
Last updated on February 16, 2020
Year Purchased: 2002
Why this property? The Palms Retreat is a vacation rentals beach house located on St George Island Fl.
St. George Island is a 27 mile long barrier island between Panama City and Tallahassee. This area is called Florida's Forgotten Coast or Panhandle. St George Island was just picked as one of America’s Top 10 beaches for 2011. The island is offering the best family-friendly no crowded outdoor recreational activities, sugar white beaches, some of the best Florida fishing and great seafood. You also won’t be disappointed by shopping on the island. And just a short drive away and you'll find Apalachicola, a charming historic city with elegant homes, shops, stylish dining, marine, a seaside park. This is a great vacation rentals St George Island Fl.
The Palms Retreat Vacation House is built in a private, 24/7 hour guarded community, St George Plantation covering 5 miles of the western end of the island. There are about 400 homes on ½ to 1 acre lots. The St George Island Plantation was built with respect for the environment and its beauty. This is why many areas through out the Island are Official Bird and Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Calendar last updated: February 16, 2020
Everything you'll need for a perfect beach vacation
This well appointed home has everything you could possibly need for the perfect beach vacation. Bedrooms are on the first floor, and a spiral staircase leads to the kitchen and living area on the second floor. Two balconies are on the second floor with views of the gulf. (The telescope is a nice touch.) The owners were very helpful and tolerant with the fact that this was a mini reunion for our family, requiring a complicated scheduling of comings and goings, as this is a gated community. There are several activities (pool, hot tub, fitness room, biking and walking paths) available for Plantation guests, in case they get tired of just lying on the beach. St. George Island is the most peaceful and dignified beach in Florida; you'll love it.
Stayed: December 2019Submitted: February 27, 2020
We are glad that your family had a good time in our house. Thank you for taking the time for this review. Welcome back.
Our family enjoyed St. George Island to the fullest! The home was perfect for our stay! My bed was so comfy, the home provided everything that we needed to enjoy our time. Piggly Wiggly provided everything else we needed
Stayed: July 2019Submitted: July 27, 2019
Thank you for your time to review our house. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Welcome back.
We enjoyed the Palms Retreat! There was plenty of room for our needs bedroom and bathroom wise. The kitchen is quite small but there is a dining area and large open living room space upstairs. Would be nice if there was a walk from the outside shower to the stairs inside to prevent sand tracking. Overall, this was a great place for the price with a short walk to the beach and access to the Plantation amenities! The Berry Family.
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: July 01, 2019
We are glad that your family had a good time in our house and we are very thankful for your review. Until the last fall we had a gravel all around/under our house and outside the shower area. Unfortunately hurricane Michael washed out the gravel and brought lots of sand. It is on our "to do" list, to improve it in the near future. Greg
Absolutely beautiful beach house!!!!
This home is so lovely and an incredible value for the island!!!! We found the layout to be perfect for our group, with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on one level, and the living room, kitchen and patios on the top floor. Folks who wanted to sleep longer weren't disturbed by the early risers who were upstairs making breakfast. It was well stocked and extremely comfortable! We loved all the natural light upstairs! It was also extremely nice to have beach toys provided, as well as 3 bikes that the teenagers in our group loved. This was the first time we've stayed in the Plantation, and all the amenities were wonderful. We enjoyed having the option to use the pools! And it was also nice to have access to the cut at the very end of the island where you have access to both the ocean and the bay. It's a truly breathtaking area and completely uncrowded!!! The owners communicated very well, and we were so appreciative of being able to bring our dogs!!! Absolutely no complaints and I highly recommend!
Stayed: June 2019Submitted: June 25, 2019
Dear Sherrie: Great to hear from you and thank you very much for nice review. We appreciate it very much and hope to host your family again in the future.