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Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barbecue


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Renovated single level beach cottage was completely redone inside and out. No stairs to climb to bring in your luggage, groceries, or beach gear. Beautiful new kitchen complete with butcher block countertops, top of the line appliances, and everything you need to cook fresh seafood you can purchase right down the street. Two new indoor bathrooms and a private enclosed outdoor shower with endless hot water provide plenty of room for all to clean up after a day on the beach. New decks across the front and back of the home offer gulf views and comfortable seating among the palm trees and jasmine privacy trellises. The two story observation deck is a wonderful place to soak up the sun, have a cup of morning coffee watching the sunrise, or have an evening meal watching the sunset over the bay. Two comfortable bedrooms with queen beds, a den with an air mattress, and living/dining room each have large flat screen televisions and a dvd player in the living room. Free wireless internet service is also provided for your convenience. The island bike path is located right across the street and is convenient for walking pets, jogging, biking, & island site seeing. The beach access is a pleasant two minute walk-approximately 100 yards from the cottage. Visit Facebook for more photos--search Aqua Pearl.

Keywords: newly renovated, cottage, easy beach access, gulf view, one level, one story, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, outdoor shower, observation deck, beach house, Aqua Pearl, forgotten coast, gulf coast

More Details

Jackie Smithson
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

Why Jackie Smithson chose Florida

We discovered Apalachicola and SGI in December 2009. By April 2010 we were homeowners on the island. We immediately started renovations on the Wishing Well, an 'Old Florida' beach cottage, and have turned it into the newly remodeled Aqua Pearl keeping the vintage cottage style. We love the Forgotten Coast and it's relaxed living. Island time is the best time there is.

What makes this cottage unique

The Aqua Pearl is a home away from home without the daily stresses of life. It is comfortable inside and out. We enjoy relaxing and also enjoy how easy it is to stay active while vacationing with the island bike path just across the street. Bicycle rentals are right down the road and we enjoy riding to the state park and to the bay to watch the sunset. The path is also great for walking and jogging but a morning walk on the beach can't be beat. The fishing pier is also a great place to take a stroll and to fish! We enjoy the great variety of restaurants in Apalachicola and have our favorites on the island. We also enjoy cooking in our beautiful new kitchen and love that you can purchase fresh Florida seafood right down the street and also great cuts of meat on the island as well. The observation deck is a wonderful place to have a cup of morning coffee or enjoy your evening meal while the sun sets. The back deck is private and peaceful and a perfect place to enjoy the ocean breezes in the shade after a day on the beach. The layout of our home works great for families with two to three children since there are two separate living areas with televisions and dvd players so that you can have a little time apart when needed. It also works great with two couples since you have your own spaces.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are just finishing up our week long stay at your quaint and cozy beach bungalow... And words escape us.. We are awestruck by the aqua pearl's location and amenities. It's everything we needed and more! You won us over, what a gem! Our wedding moon/birthday week was simply perfect!! Thank you!! - We are already trying to plan our next trip back!!
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gulf Beaches in Eastpoint

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Den - queen size air mattress available
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen size air mattress provided also
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Hair dryers in both bathrooms, iron and ironing board, board games, puzzles, cards, dvds


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Vintage Beach Cottage on One Level- Oceanview
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 50 reviews

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

The Aqua Pearl was perfect for our party of 4 - 2 being 13 year old girls. They loved having their own living room and TV area. This house has everything you need. Great kitchen. Loved the deck and seating areas in front and back. We didn't take our dog but the back is fenced and would be perfect for a small dog. (we WILL take her next time) Nicely landscaped. Convenient and within walking distance to lighthouse, shops, restaurants. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, well-stocked and maintained

  • 5 of 5

My husband, teenage son and dog spent fall break at this cottage and it was perfect. Two access points to beach within walking distance. The property itself is maintained very well - from the well-stocked kitchen to the landscaping and monogrammed towels and sheets. It was clean as a pin and more than enough room for us with the two living areas. The rooftop patio was a favorite spot in the evenings and mornings. We rented a golf cart to go into town each day - only 0.7 miles. We would definitely stay here again! The owners are great to work with!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

My whole family cannot wait to return to the Aqua Pearl. We had the best vacation here! It had everything we could want in a beautiful setting, just a few minutes from the beach. Our children were enchanted by the house as well - St. George Island was the vacation spot of our dreams! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Aqua Pearl was the perfect spot for a relaxing week away. My husband and I were able to bring our fur babies which was very convenient. The house was very well equipped and very well decorated. We enjoyed cooking in the spacious kitchen and having wine at night on the observation deck. The sunsets are spectacular and star gazing is a must. We chose to rent bikes for transportation to the beach. It was about a one minute bike ride and very convenient. The beaches were not crowded and were very beautiful. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I just did below!

  • 3 of 5

The property is very nice and well cared for, 2 things need to be addressed small bedroom needs a new mattress, 2nd the refrigerator door will not close, it is running constantly, we had to prop a chair in front of it to help keep in closed.

I believe the listing said to queen beds, only one queen in master bedroom. Yes owner provided us with the help we needed upon arrival.

I would recommend the property but would tell them the afore mentioned items.

The beaches in St George's are beautiful, quiet, well mannered friendly people on them.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback so that we can make sure any issues are addressed. I wish you had contacted us upon your arrival or during your week long stay to let us know about the issue with the refrigerator door. We would have addressed it immediately. Our wonderful cleaning team must have taken care of it as we haven't heard from other guests. Also, the front bedroom is a queen size mattress and is the exact same type that is in our master bedroom. Thanks again for staying with us and for your review.
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Tolle Ferienunterkunft! Great Beach Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Das Beach Cottage ist in einem hervorragenden Zustand. Es sieht alles so aus wie auf den Fotos. Wir haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Das Sundeck ist klasse. Wir haben den Blick regelmäßig mit einem Glas Wein genossen oder morgens mit einem Becher Kaffee ;-)

Die Lage ist ebenfalls optimal. Nur ein paar Minuten zum weitläufigen und traumhaften Strand von St. George Island und auch die nächsten Restaurants oder ein kleiner Supermarkt sind zu Fuß erreichbar. Die Eigentümerin (Jackie) war jederzeit per Mail erreichbar und sie erkundigte sich, ob wir gut angekommen sind. Alles hat reibungslos funktioniert und der Kontakt war seht nett.

Wir kommen gerne wieder und können die Unterkunft absolut empfehlen. Hoffentlich haben wir schon bald wieder die Gelegenheit die wunderschöne Insel

St. George Island und das verträumte Städtchen Apalachicola zu besuchen. Die Up The Creek Raw Bar in Apalachicola ist ein fantastisches Fisch-Restaurant. Einfache Einrichtung, nette Terrasse und das Seafood ist unglaublich frisch und lecker. Auch die Preise sind vollkommen okay.

Wenn wir wieder dort sind, dann sicherlich auch wieder in dem Vintage Beach Cottage.

Auf diesem Wege noch einmal vielen Dank für alles.

Beste Grüße aus Deutschland!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State Parks, Day Trips, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Bicycle Rentals, Golf Cart Rentals, Golf at St. James Bay or Port St. Joe Country Club--approximately 20-30 minutes away, canoe and kayak rentals, wild-life viewing, birding


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
4 Mar 2017 - 26 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
27 May 2017 - 5 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
9 Sep 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Dec 2017 - 3 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.3
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates quoted are for one full week. Please contact owner for rates on less or more than one week. Pet fee of $100 per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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