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Hakuna Matata ..... Beachfront Home on Saint George Island

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 28 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Gulf Beaches - HAKUNA MATATA

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Come swim with the dolphins, fish from the beach, walk the white sands of St. George Island, or relax on the hammock in this newly remodeled home. Your whole family will enjoy this spacious beachfront house.

Wake up to magnificent sunrises and take in awesome sunsets from the open sundecks or recline with a book on the large shaded deck.

Prepare your fresh catch in the well equipped kitchen furnished with all new stainless appliances.

This uncrowded beach offers the perfect getaway for some relaxation or for that big family get together.

Keywords: Beachfront House

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 June, 2016
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Hakuna Matata ..... Beachfront Home on Saint George Island
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews
St Louis, MO, USA

Wonderful home to vacation in!

  • 5 of 5

Hakuna Matata is a wonderful home-away-from-home place to stay!! So much space, we weren't tripping over each other. Loved the pocket doors to block off a sleeping area so one could wake up and move around without waking others. The beach view can't be beat! Loved watching the dolphins from the porch while enjoying a wonderful breeze! I will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stone Mountain, GA

My Expectations and Disappointment

  • 2 of 5

1) Having driven for 9 hours, and unpacked for another hour, I was ready for sleep. I did not expect that we would first have to put sheets on the beds. Upon questioning Peggy the owner, she said she had advised the housekeeper to leave the sheets folded on the beds, since she never knows how many or which beds will be used. I reminded Peggy that regardless of how many we used, we had paid for all of the beds.

2) I expect the option of taking a hot shower or bath, not just a warm one. We requested that the thermostat for the downstairs hot water heater be raised, but Peggy replied that they had used the house the week-end before and the water temp was just fine. She does not have a management company or local representative on call. Her local plumber does not have a key to the hot water heater room, and he charges $90 an hour. She would not be driving over from Tallahassee to help.

3) When we couldn’t get the DVD player to work, she confirmed that there was no one local to help us.

4) There was a strong fishy smell in the upstairs master, which Peggy attributed to the septic tank. She said to turn on the hot water for a long time to dissipate the smell. Considering the high rental price, my expectation is for Peggy to provide a portable air purifier or have the septic tank pumped out. (We’ve visited St. George Island many times, and have never had a septic tank odor.)

If you focus your decision on the beauty of the location and the pretty pictures of the home, you’ll be fine with this choice. But if you share my expectations, consider a different property. I can’t recommend Hakuna Matata.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am disappointed to have received the above review, as we work diligently to provide a home away from home for all of our guests. 1. We decided many years ago to leave the sheets out folded and available rather than having them on the beds due to the following reasons: a. In an effort to conserve water and energy on our Island, it avoids unnecessary laundering. b. As a frequent traveler myself, I have often wondered about the cleanliness of the sheets on beds, even at some of the nicest hotels. 2. In regards to the hot water; both of the water heaters are set to the manufacturer's recommended temperature for safety reasons. I understand that water temperature is a personal preference; therefore, we believe the recommended temperature setting is most suitable to please all of our guests' varying preferences. 3. In reference to the DVD player, we provide a set of instructions for the satellite tv(Dish network) and the DVD player along with their remotes, on the living room coffee table. 4. We have not experienced any "strong fishy smell" and have not had any guests mention this. The septic system is inspected biannually as required by the state of Florida. It was inspected on May 21, 2015. Again, we are disappointed that we did not meet her expectations. However, many of our repeat guests tell us that this house is absolutely beautiful, spacious and accommodating. We agree and enjoy sharing it. See you soon.
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McDonough, Ga


  • 5 of 5

Hakuna Matata is the ultimate laid back beach house. Large, spacious....lotsa elbow room....best back porch ever...stargazing....milky way...kids loved the hammock...beach fire??? Try that in Destin...fresh fish grilled at the beach...surf fishing...fried shrimp on the back porch...white sand clear water....chillin all day....tired children...happy wife!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States

Great Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Marvelous house, right on the beach, we had barbecues, fireworks, and a bonfire. The house is gorgeous and the Master bedroom's balcony is the place to be to see the most beautiful sunrises ever! I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Panama City or Tallahassee
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paddy's Raw Bar, The Blue Parrot
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Parrot, BJ's, Subway, The Owl
Car: recommended

House is located on St. George Island, in the panhandle of Florida. Also known as 'The Forgotten Coast'. St. George was named in the top 10 beaches this year(2013).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches, Florida Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
December and Jan Monthly Rate
1 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Feb and March Monthly Rate
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
Summer Season
2 Apr 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
14 Aug 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £409

Deposit of 50% to reserve, balance to be paid 30 days prior to stay. There is a $500 damage deposit.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Full newly remodeled baths. Tile showers, granite counters, tile floors. Master has huge walk in shower with bench and separate oversized bathtub surrounded by glass tiles.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 1 Murphy Bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin with trundle, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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