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You will say 'Sea-U-Later' to stress when you rent this home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 31 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Luxury by the sea is all yours when you stay at Sea U Later. Built in 2006 it has an open floor plan and breathtaking views of the bay. Watch the dolphins swim while you enjoy your morning coffee.Swim in the bay from the semi-private beach for a fun day in the sun without the worry of high waves or undertow.

Sea-U-Later is just 50 yards from the water. The bay is calm for small children or those who do not want to navigate the high waves of the ocean. The beach is pet friendly with plenty of drift wood to toss for your four legged friends.

This home is centrally located on the island making hiking and biking to restaurants and shops a breeze.

Only 5 blocks from public Gulf beach access,the new Light house and the playground.

Keywords: House,bay,jet ski,view,screened porch,bay, close to beach, pet friendly, WIFI, quiet,tranquil,fishing,

bike riding,family friendly,Lighthouse

More Details

Dana McKinney
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Dana McKinney

My family has been vacationing on St. George Island since 1967. We would get invited to go to the island by friend's and I thought it was boring because there was nothing to do but pick up shells,fish,swim and walk on the beach! I grew up and went away to college but my family would meet in Tallahassee and all go to the island each year. I got married (on the island) and moved to the West coast in 1983 but traveled every year to meet my extended family on the island. Three of our children are grown but all four love the island and know how much it means to me and our family.

My husband and I semi-retired in 2005 and began building our dream house. I had the privilege of designing it so it is extra special to me.

Dana McKinney purchased this house in 2006

Why Dana McKinney chose Florida

As an adult, I had always dreamed about having a place on the island. When we found the lot;we fell in love instantly! We drove over to the mainland the same day to make a bid on it.

What makes this house unique

Our house is family friendly with something for everyone to enjoy. The stairs are on a 3 inch rise for persons who have difficulty climbing stairs. Open concept with two separate master suites. The front porch is 16x72 and has an unobstructed view of the bay. At night,the lights from the SGI Bridge are fantastic! Our house is kid friendly with games,puzzles,XBOX and high chair.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches in Eastpoint

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two master baths and the third bath is a large 4 piece bath with tub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , has a sitting area and luxury en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Double Bed , Will fit in three of the bedrooms or in Great room area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2nd master suite with en suite with jetted tub
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Double size inflatable bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

You will say 'Sea-U-Later' to stress when you rent this home
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 33 reviews


  • 1 of 5

We rented the house for our honeymoon. The location and the view was great but the beach was very full of debris. The yard was very unkempt. The hot water was terrible...by the time the Jacuzzi tub was halfway full you'd run out of hot water. The appliances were outdated. The grill didn't work even after we spent the money to get a new propane tank. The TV's only worked in the living room and smaller master. The one in the twin room only got one channel. The ones in the main master & middle room weren't even hooked up. The neighbors behind us had a bunch of huge parrots that squawked loudly at all hours. I was willing to look past all of that until the owner refused to give our deposit back claiming damages to items that we didn't even use. We will rent elsewhere next time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific place for an island vacation

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in more than eight vacation rentals on St. George Island and we can say without a doubt that Sea-U-Later ranks among the top of all of them. We spent February and March of 2017 here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The house is well appointed and beautifully decorated and certainly more than roomy enough for 8 people. Although the cooking utensils and cookware could use some updating, it was up to par with most rentals we have occupied. There is a small beach across the road on Apalachicola Bay and the main beach on the Gulf is only a short five minute walk away. It would certainly be nicer to be right on the Gulf but the rental price of Sea U Later is at least half of what you would pay to be on the beach.

What really sets this rental apart however is the attitude of the owners, Dana and Dee. Although they do not reside on the Island they were prompt to respond to any minor problems we had with efficiency and charm.

We heartily recommend Sea U Later to anyone looking for a relaxing and stressless vacation. We've already booked it for next year and will continue to do so.

Barbara and Ken Takasaki

Burlington, Ontario

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice house, full of warmth, charm and comfort

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Sea-U-Later for a little under a week and we would definitely stay there again if the opportunity arose. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house to anyone wanting to stay on St. George Island, good location, great breeze coming off the bay, nice views. Thank you for the experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Being our second stay at Sea U Later, our family had a blast relaxing in the house and out on the front porch with the great view of the bayside. We kept our bellies full and a smile on our face as we adventured out on the island for the week of the 4th, with a comfortable place to rest once we came in at the end of the day. We look forward to coming back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Stay June 12 - 18, 2016 at Sea U Later, St. Georgia Island

  • 4 of 5

The Property is perfect for view of the bay. We brought out golf cart and also rented bikes so we really enjoyed the back roads and views of the bay side and the dwellings. The home had very beautiful décor in the living area (central area). The Master Bedroom was fabulous. Was a little disappointed with the condition of the cookware (serving and dining ware was fine). Just heads up - a new cookware set is in order (maybe too many dishwasher runs). We brought our own fry pan and tried to use it for most cooking. I would say that the layout is great for families wanting to share time together! The selection of movies was impressive, we thoroughly enjoyed. The tub in the front guest bedroom to right when you enter had a drainage issue. It would hold water for some time to drain, it eventually did drain. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space, great views

  • 4 of 5

We were there for a great week after the Memorial Day weekend. An A/C unit konked out, and the owner Dana arranged for some A/C guys to install 2 brand new units right away! Very awesome, especially since it's summer in Florida.

I really like how the house is all one level, which avoided all the tramping up and down stairs so often, and it also resulted in a larger porch for sitting and watching sunsets, plus a really large covered car port area for cars, cars of guests, grilling, and porch swinging!

We were directly across from the bay, and it was very easy to take a quick drive to the beach side. Mostly, we stayed on the porch and relaxed, and sat around at the bay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eddy Teach's Raw Bar -- CLOSED
" Jimmy Buffet is a regular. Local bands from Thursday night during the summer months. Fantas..."
Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe
"My favorite restaurant since it is on the beach. Great drinks to go. You can get a frozen dr..."
Papa Joe's Oyster Bar & Grill
"Great seafood on the bayou in Apalachicola "
"Good sandwiches for a spontaneous picnic "
Journeys of St George Island
"This place rents kayak's and can even deliver them to my house for kayaking the bay. They te..."
Oyster Bay Bar & Grill -- CLOSED
"Good food and atmosphere"
Bjs Pizza & Subs
"The best pizza and the game room is awesome for the kids. Take out or dine-in only. No deliv..."
Nearest Airport
71 Miles
Tallahassee Regional
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
St.James Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Beach
50 yards
Car: not necessary

There is a bald Eagle nest 1/4 mile from our house and you can see the Eagle fly to his nest from our front porch. The beaches have the brightest white sand and there is hardly any other people close by even during the summer season. Bike riding is a favorite activity because there is a bike path that goes around half the island. No car necessary if you have or rent a golf cart.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
winter 2
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
31 night minimum stay
for 31 nights
Nightly Rate
16 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £78.23
Refundable Damage Deposit £312.91

Weekly rentals only from March 1st-September 6th
Monthly rate $2250 available from September-December

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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