SUN & SHADE on the Forgotten Coast

A view from the street
A view from the streetOutdoor stairs (we also have stairs in the middle -stay out of the rain)Living Room with TV/Stereo/DVD PlayerLiving Room Couches etcDouble Murphey Bedroom #1Queen Murphey Bedroom #2Open Murphey Bed #2Upstairs Bedroom #3Bathroom between the Murphey BedroomsDining AreaKitchenKitchenDeck Chairs and Water ViewDeck with Grill and Sunset ViewsSaint George Island Lighthouse ParkMiles of White Sands BeachSunset from our DeckGolf Cart in parking under the houseWe use the golf cart to get our toys to and from the beach - storage under deckAll 4 seats are in the shade with the extended deckPark in the house or under the shade trees
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From $88 / night

541 West Pine Avenue, Saint George Island, FL 32328
SUN & SHADE on the Forgotten Coast
3 bedrooms
6 guests
5 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per night: $125 - $175
Per week: $775 - $875
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Saint George Island vacation home rental
Come and enjoy the Forgotten Coast of Florida. We are in North Florida, about 75 miles between Panama City and Tallahassee. There are airports in both cities.
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
Wireless Internet
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

Area Information
Flanked by pine trees, palm trees and live oaks on the roads leading to the island, you suddenly come around a corner to the most beautiful sunset you've ever seen. Or mist on the Apalachicola Bay. Or dolphin playing and feeding in schools.
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.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Lydia and Dave Giordano

Lydia and Dave Giordano

Lydia and Dave Giordano

  • School:

    Florida State University
  • Work:

    Retired - Dave was with the school system for 40 years. Lydia owned (and sold) a therapy business for 16 years in Tallahassee.
  • About:

    Dave and I (Lydia) met in 2002, married in 2007 and moved from Tallahassee to Saint George Island after we retired from the Leon County School system. We love to re- paint and decorate but it's nothing fancy. Kind of funky and fun, easy to live with. We lived on the Island about 3 years and absoutely...
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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Apr 30 2017 $125 $150 $775 $2,650 5 Nights
May 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 $150 $175 $875 $3,425 5 Nights
Oct 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 $125 $150 $775 $2,650 5 Nights

Reviews (1)

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DeNaye Turner


DeNaye Turner

Dawsonville, GA


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!

Lydia and Dave Giordano

Owner's reply:

Thank you DeNaye. Your family was so easy to work with and I want to thank you all again for leaving everything so neat and clean. Please do come visit again. Lydia

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