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"CARAPACE" Great beachfront view! 3BR/2 Bath, Pets considered-2018 rates posted

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

'Carapace' is the perfect Old Florida beachfront cottage with white sandy beach right on the gorgeous blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Once again SGI makes Top Ten Beaches on the 2015 BEST BEACHES by Dr. Beach!

Carapace offers expansive beachfront gulf views from living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom and sun deck. Great place to enjoy unspoiled beaches and gulf breezes. Take a short stroll down the uncrowded beach or sit at water's edge. It's 'Old Florida' the way it should be - a beautiful natural setting unblemished by crowds and highrise development. Just take a deep breath and reeelaaax.

The natural environment here supports many plant and animal species you will enjoy seeing - blue,fiddler, and hermit crabs; many fish, dolphins, sea turtles, tarpon, manatee, eagles, osprey, and many other sea birds-snowy plovers, least terns. Eco-tours are available on the island for guided sight-seeing, if you like. Or you can strike out on your own for a private adventure.

Watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the deck. As darkness falls, you are treated to a magnificient display of starry constellations without the distraction of bright city lights. Many nights you can see the lights from local shrimp boats on the horizon.

To support a sustainable healthy environment we participate in 'eco-lodging' practices at Carapace.

Great floor plan: Open living area and master bedroom open to beachside sun deck, covered parking, hot-and-cold outdoor shower, large picnic table and park style charcoal grill for family cookouts.

3 Br, 2ba with one king bed in MR w/ private bath, one double bed, two twins-these 2 bedrooms open onto central hall with shared bath, one queen sleeper sofa in living area - linens provided. Ideal for 2 - 6 guests, can accommodate 8. 3 TVs, 1 VCR, 1 Blu-Ray player, CD player, free WiFi, and free long distance phone calls (USA). Equipped kitchen, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, initial stock of paper products provided.

One or two well behaved non-aggressive dogs are allowed. No cats please. Smoking is not allowed at Carapace.

This is a family oriented destination. No vacationing students or young adults ( 25yo) unaccompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Carapace is not available for weddings or parties.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Cottage, Bungalo, Home, House

More Details

Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 February, 2018

About Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email

I retired and relocated to the forgotten coast in 1998. I was, and still am, enamoured by the amazing natural environment here.

I love animals and have 3 'rescue' dogs. They are fantastic companions and love spending time at the beach house.

Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Owner of Carapace, Primary contact by email chose Gulf Beaches

I have been vacationing here since 1975 and couldn't wait to live here fulltime. The area is a great place to live quietly and close to nature. The vistas are breathtaking and the people are friendly. You'll experience life at it's best here. The natural environment is just breathtaking. This area is a globally significant hot-spot of biodiversity. Apalachicola Bay is one of the most productive estuaries in the northern hermishere. For bird watchers, there are 3 flyways through this area. You can still enjoy dark skies abundantly speckled with bright stars here. The mild climate is very enjoyable. I think it's just about as perfect a place as you could ask for. A nature-lover's paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Carapace is the perfect place to relax and enjoy yourself. Its a great house for vacationing with your family, including the doggies. You can't beat the views, the climate, the food, the fishing, the eco tours. It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate the spirit.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , connects to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , in central hall-accesible to bedroom 1,and 2, & living area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , master bedroom with its own bathroom-shower/commode/vanity
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , livingroom sofa converts to sofa bed
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guide fishing and estuary tours are available in the local area. St. George Island is a pet friendly beach community. Pets are allowed to go to the beach with you. Franklin county does have a leash law and you must clean up behind your pet. Local veterinarian is located in Eastpoint - 850-670-8306


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"CARAPACE" Great beachfront view! 3BR/2 Bath, Pets considered-2018 rates posted
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful beach getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Carapace and we will definitely be back! The house has everything for a relaxing vacation. The kitchen is well equipped, the house is roomy and the view is amazing! Our chocolate lab loved the beach and sunning herself on the huge deck. Bruce, thank you for sharing your bit of paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully review Carapace. We love it when you visit! So glad you enjoyed yourselves at our little piece of paradise. We look forward to your return. Thanks also for all you do for our local Franklin County Humane Society. Volunteering your help on an annual benefit event is so generous of you and hosting their planning meeting was such a big help too . Can't thank you enough. Your family is always welcome here.
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Perfect location. We had a wonderful vacation.

  • 4 of 5

The stairs can be a bit taxing for some of us who are older but we will most certainly return to St. George's Island and recommend Carapace to friends. As far at the property is concerned, updates to the rooms (paint & furnishings) would be a plus but it was a cozy home and some landscaping would be nice to give it more curb appeal. All that is just minor. We loved our stay and hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review and helpful comments. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate you recommending Carapace to others!
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Stayed June 10-17, 2017

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful place to stay on St George's. Carapace was very well maintained and perfect for us. Our first stay in St George. The decking's gate was nice for our grandkids and furry kids. Great location! Nice beach and can't beat the view, saw dolphins almost daily. The owner quickly attended to our calls as well as Suncoast Realty. Caroline's restaurant in Appalachiacola had great oysters (raw and gumbo). BJ's on island , yummy pizzas. Seafood truck at lighthouse, sweet delicious fresh shrimp to cook at home. Thanks for a fabulous stay!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a great review and giving other guests some great tips. You enjoyed much of what we love about Carapace and St George. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to you returning soon!
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Everything we were expecting !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay at CARAPACE. The living area was open and very roomy. The kitchen was well stocked with anything needed and all appliances worked. Everything was clean and welcoming when we arrived. The owner checked in with us to make sure that we had no issues....which we did not. We loved the large back porch overlooking the beach and the short walk down our own little path to the beach. This was a perfect house for a family or small group.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you visited Carapace and enjoyed your stay. Our goal is that you have what you need during your stay and your time at Carapace is as enjoyable as possible. Thanks for the review and we hope you will be back soon for a visit.
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Carapace May 2017

  • 4 of 5

Overall this was a nice and quiet place to relax. On the far west end of the island away from the crowds. The house was very comfortable but dated and it could use some deep cleaning, especially the floors. The kitchen was well equipped and had every thing we needed except dish washing liquid, and an extra dish towel. No big deal, I usually was as I use the dishes. We love SGI however Carapace is pricey and not as nice compared to the Villas, we have stayed in the past. Thanks for sharing your place.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you as a guest at Carapace and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. I would liked to have known you had issues with house early during your stay so any deficiencies could have been addressed at that time. Deep clean was done 3 weeks prior to your arrival and tile and grout was steam cleaned at that time. I inspected the house after seeing your review but saw no cleaning deficiencies at that time.
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Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first year staying on St George Island and we had no complaints. Carapace is the perfect place to get away from it all. Very peaceful, laid back, and relaxing. The view was absolutely gorgeous. The unit was clean and we had everything we needed. Thank you to the owner for providing this great getaway and for being very responsive to our last minute request.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to help out and to share our little piece of paradise. Thanks for visiting Carapace and for taking the time to submit a review. Hope you'll come back soon now that you've discovered the "forgotten coast"! It's a great place to relax and rejuvenate.
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Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve
Nearest Point of Interest
St George Island State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature trail w/ elevated wooden pathway
Nearest Point of Interest
Apalachicola Historic Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Lafayette Park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gulf Beaches, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall/Winter 2017
7 Aug 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Aug 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Manager's fee £46.31 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Final rental payments are due in full 30 days prior to arrival. Checks are not accepted within 30 days of arrival.

Cancellation Fee Waiver Program is included with your reservation: waives the non-refundable cancellation provision of your reservation and pays you the value of the unused portion of your prepaid vacation in the event that you need to cancel your vacation within 30 days of arrival (for specified reasons). For cancellations 30 days prior to arrival, there is no cancellation fee.
Through the Cancellation Fee Waiver Program, my manager will waive the standard cancellation provision and refund to you the otherwise non-refundable value of the unused portion of your prepaid vacation rental, should you need to cancel or interrupt your vacation for any one of the following reasons (subject to the restrictions noted below**):
- local officials issues a Mandatory Evacuation due to Tropical Storm, Hurricane or other Severe Weather for the dates of your scheduled Vacation Rental;
- you are involuntarily terminated or laid off by your employer (of one continuous year or greater);
- injury or death to yourself, or members of your immediate family which is diagnosed and treated by a physician for the dates of your scheduled Vacation Rental;
- involvement in a traffic accident en route to your Vacation Rental that causes you to miss your scheduled arrival time by more than 50% of your scheduled Vacation Rental;
- you are called into active military service to provide aid or relief in response to a national disaster.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.