SUN & SHADE on the Forgotten Coast
|Per night||$125 - $175|
|Per week||$775 - $875|
This house is on 10 foot stilts. There is an indoor stairway for rainy days.
We have 2 parking areas under the house.
There is also a very large gravel parking area outdoors.
Hot/cold private shower downstairs.
An old washer dryer (they work just fine, they just aren't new)
Linens and towels are provided.
1 Queen murphey bed - firm mattress and pad if neededwith a small deck. This room has a TV.
1 Full size murphey bed - medium comfort mattress, small deck.
1 Single bed - upstairs with private bath. A very nice deck and water views.
1 inflatable twin mattress - on a frame (not the floor)
15 foot cathedral ceilings in the living room.
TV with Dish Network for movies and specials
4 seater golf cart with battery charger
Hammock under the house
Beach chairs, toys and mats
10 X 12 foot canopy for the beach
Large outdoor deck with full sized gas grill, 4 chairs, a small table with a lighted umbrella.
1 full bath between the bedrooms
Upstair bathroom has a shower, toilet and sink.
2 year old kitchen appliances - including dishwasher and microwave.
Coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishes, pots and pans, silverware, grill utensils etc.
Lydia and Dave Giordano
St. George Island has something for everyone. The island is 27 miles long and approximately 8 blocks wide. We have funky beach shops, great restaurants, a little pizza place and bicycle/golf cart rentals. (Please let me know in advance if you want to rent our golf cart.) It's electric and tons of fun.
We also show off our St. George Island State Park and the famous, restored St. George Island Lighthouse. The Lighthouse Assn. recently added an authentic Lighthouse Keeper's House/Gift Shop next door.
There are 2 small local grocery stores and a small gas station.
Just across the bridge is Eastpoint, Florida. Then a over a 6 mile bridge and you'll be right into the middle of Historic downtown Apalachicola, Florida.
The one and only traffic light in Franklin County is in Apalachicola.
This historic fishing village also has wonderful 1800's era homes, an old graveyard with 2 civil war veterans, huge old brick warehouses and large avenues where cotton was sold right from the docks. For many a visit to the old churches is fun. The Gorrie Museum is open 7 days a week if you'd like to see and learn about the very first ice machine. It was invented by Dr. Gorrie.
Some of the best seafood in Florida is served right here on the Forgotten Coast. Some say we have the best oysters in the world, right from the Apalachicola Bay (available in town or on the island).
Driving back to the island you will cross 2, 6-mile bridges back to St. George Island. Pelicans love to fly next to your car and the water views from both bridges is simply amazing.
Once on the island you can stroll on the beach, drive the golf cart around, maybe listen to some local music at one of the local beach bars, take a long stroll on the beach or just sit on the deck at the house and enjoy it all from there. Hopefully someone will cook freshly caught seafood on
the outdoor grill.
|Jan 01 2015||Apr 30 2015||$125||$150||$775||$2,650||5 nights|
|May 01 2015||Sep 30 2015||$150||$175||$875||$3,425||5 nights|
|Oct 01 2015||Nov 30 2015||$125||$150||$775||$2,650||5 nights|
You can walk to the beach or take a ride on the 4 seater golf cart. (please contact me in advance by e-mail or telephone if you'd like to use the golf cart). The back gate of the cart folds down to carry your beach things. If you'd rather walk it is only 3 blocks to the beach.
Two of the bedrooms have new murphy beds, one queen, one full-sized. These beds allow you to use the entire room except when you want to sleep. Or you can leave the beds down, they are easy to open and close.
There is a large TV in the living room and one bedroom has a TV also. The upstairs bedroom has a single bed and a private bath with a great deck that looks onto the water. There is a very nice inflatible mattress available and that can be used upstairs or in the living room area.
The house is not right on the beach which allows the most beautiful live oak trees to grow on the property, all the way up to the front deck. It's a nice break from the sun. The house is actually above the trees, so to speak. No views are obstructed and the trees allow a lot of privacy.
All of the bedrooms have private decks also, although the
decks in the middle bedrooms are smaller than the upstairs deck.
The front deck has chairs and a small table, a full sized gas grill and a nice, lighted umbrella. The sunsets are simply breathtaking everywhere on the island and especially from this deck. And, if you are lucky enough to see the fog come in, you'll never forget how pretty it is. The living room is bright and open and the small dining room is simply perfect if you choose to eat indoors.
August 5, 2013
My family and I had a wonderful time! The house is adorable and just a short way to the beach. I was nice staying somewhat inland. The home had beautiful a landscape and a lovely interior. My children enjoyed it as well. The home owners were kind enough to put up a child's swing for my youngest. The home was well equipped. I recommend staying here! We hopefully will be renting this home again in the coming years!