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Beachy, Clean, fresh, gated, fenced, Pets OK! Newly renovated! Short walk to bch

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed/2 BA, 2nd floor deck, screen porch, park grill, outdoor shower, fish sink

Truly an 'Island Secret'! Very 'BEACHY' & fun coastal cottage with beautiful upgrades throughout! Only 4 rows of homes between you and the beach! A short walk to the beach boardwalk located only a football field and a half away, (150 yards), at the end of 8th Street! Enjoy the lush & knarled coastal oaks on our 2nd floor covered porch or screened porch! When we have 10-15 knot winds from the south you'll enjoy listening to the ocean waves. Complete privacy from neighbors!

Our new & fully stocked kitchen offers stylish quartz solid-surface counters, under mount sink, white bead board cabinets, and new appliances!

The kitchen, dining, and comfortable living areas are all open to each other and overlook the deck & island vegetation.

Each room in the house is a fun coastal color! You're at the beach on an island and on vacation! Two bedrooms and one bath are upstairs along with one bedroom and one bath conveniently located downstairs on the ground floor with a separate entrance. Perfect for multiple couples wanting a bit of privacy or adult children! There is a laundry room with a washer and dryer located downstairs too!

You have a extra large private hot/cold outdoor shower, park style charcoal grill, and a new fish cleaning sink & table located downstairs. Plenty of parking for your boat and cars, all within the privacy and security of a 16' wide gate and a fully fenced yard! Yes, we love your 4-legged children and are pet friendly! You'll love the securely fenced & gated property for your dogs!

A short walk away is Regatta Park! This is a bay front park that offers parking, covered picnic tables, park style grills, a white sandy beach nestled on a cove, and a kayak launch site!

For a 3 minute drone video of our house, go to YouTube and type in: Island Secret, St. George Island

Follow our island and area on FACEBOOK! Type in Our Little Secret on St. George Island

Glenn & Lawson Smith would be honored to have you as guests at our 'Island Secret'! Please email Glenn through VRBO for further questions or to arrange your wonderful vacation on an island paradise!

Sorry no group gatherings allowed, even for day use, beyond the maximum occupancy of 6 people.

Our other VRBO listings located near St. George Island are in Carrabelle, VRBO 840068 along with Lake Talquin, located 60 minutes northeast of St. George Island and 20 minutes west of Tallahaseee, VRBO 765447.

NOTE:

3 night minimum stay requirement except during Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years holidays, and Spring Break when we have a 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. Summer season: 7 night minimum stay with Saturday to Saturday rentals. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people. Maximum rental period is 3 consecutive months.

If you bring your dog, unlike most vacation rental homes, we DO NOT charge you extra for your 4-legged children, nor do we charge you a pet security deposit. In exchange, we simply ask that they'd be well behaved & trained, current on flea/tick meds, non-scratchers on doors/windows/furniture, to keep them off the furniture & beds, and that you'd pick up after them in the yard, beach, and island. Due to the fact that your pet is not familiar with his/her surroundings at the house, please bring a kennel in case you plan to leave him/her alone.

Cleaning/linens/bath towels fee is $100.00

In the event that you need to cancel, we provide a refund, (minus the 9pct tax which is not pursued and acts as our administrative fee), only if we're able to re-rent the dates that you had blocked out, which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates . Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended because you never know what unexpected life event can occur.

More Details

Owner
Glenn and Lawson Smith
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

About Glenn and Lawson Smith

Island Greetings, Friends! We both grew up around Tallahassee where we still live today and started enjoying nearby St. George Island as kids since the '60's. My wife has fond memories of the island while visiting her family's beach house on East Gorrie. Oh my, have things changed! Fortunately, with 16 of the island's 27 miles preserved along with low density zoning & height restrictions, our island will remain pristine.

I have fond memories during Middle School in the mid-70's of a buddy & I camping for a week at a time on the beach at the end of the island, without a tent, miles from the nearest house, long before the state park existed.

Our first experience of building on the island was in 2004 when we custom built our dream home, a large 4 story beachy home with all the resort amenities imaginable. We later sold the home and desired to create a cozy island vacation experience that is perfect for a small family or couples that want an affordable get-a-way. The 2nd time around is the best, 'Island Secret'!

Lawson is a 4th generation FSU graduate and lifelong teacher while Glenn enjoyed hospitality in a 25 year airline & travel agency career. Both careers allowed us to serve others & to understand peoples needs.

Our family of 7 enjoys boating around the area, shelling, and spending time together on an island that they also grew up on!

We'd love for you to create memories too & experience St. George Island in a laid back setting and a relaxed island atmosphere.

Thank You for viewing our page! We hope that you'll be our guest at Island Secret!

Glenn & Lawson Smith

Glenn and Lawson Smith purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Glenn and Lawson Smith chose St. George Island

We purchased this property as we love beach cottages! Not everyone wants to spend a small fortune for a short vacation. Why pay more?! Whether you're a couple, several couples, or a small family, you'll find everything you need at Island Secret in a fun and beachy surrounding!

What makes this cottage unique

Our family fell in love with this property because of it's privacy among native island vegetation and still being so close to the beach where you can enjoy the sounds of the waves. You can have family-or-friends time on the deck without seeing a neighboring house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St. George Island in St. George Island

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs bath with large window, new handicap toilet & sink
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground level bath with shower & new handicap toilet & sink
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Corner bedroom with 2 windows, closet, flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 'Tame Teal' bedroom with closet & flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor with bath, flat screen TV & screen porch access
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beachy, Clean, fresh, gated, fenced, Pets OK! Newly renovated! Short walk to bch
average rating of 4.878049 based on 41 reviews
5

Amazing Location & Space

  • 5 of 5

This place was so perfect for us. I loved that we could bring our pups & that they could hang out in the fenced yard. The beach is beautiful. I love the seclusion at this home. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay with friends!

  • 4 of 5

My friends and I enjoyed staying here for the week. The beach wasn’t too far and we enjoyed playing board games around the big kitchen table.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for staying at "Island Secret"! We're so glad that you spent your summer vacation on the island at our beach cottage! Glenn and Lawson
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5

Perfect House, Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a find this little cottage was! This is our second trip to SGI, but it won't be our last. This little home was the perfect find and fit our needs perfectly. I vacationed with my sister and her two dogs, and we loved the fenced in property and the dogs loved exploring the yard. The very short walk to the beach is pretty much on paved roads so you avoid the sand spurs that can plague some areas. I love the bright colors and the clean feel of the the cottage as well. Sitting on the large deck surrounded by trees was so relaxing as well. It's private and quiet and we just loved it. We happen to be there at the start of Tropical Storm Alberto and Glenn and Lawson were very sweet to give us updates throughout and were very pleasant to work with. The storm didn't ruin our good time! Leave a light on for us because we will be back to Island Secret!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You so much for your wonderful review and outstanding compliments of our little beach cottage! In addition, thank you for your kind words about the both of us! We'd be absolutely thrilled to host you back in the future. Thank for your stay and for keeping us in mind for a return stay! Glenn and Lawson
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5

Very well cared for and extremely nicely decorated. Wow!

  • 5 of 5

We came to your beautiful island to support a charity and listen to music. Four retired or almost retired ladies couldn’t have been happier with Island secret rental. Everything was like home. You wanted for nothing. Spice cabinet stocked better than mine! Every nook was thoughtful decorated. Both decks were used and enjoyed. We were all so comfortable. Thank you Glenn and Lawson for a week we will remember with wonder happy thoughts.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for supporting our local charity events and also for your incredible review! We appreciate your generous compliments and we're so glad that you stayed at our little beach cottage! Glenn and Lawson
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5

Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was clean, beds comfortable and was short walk to beach and bay. Loved the "beach house" decorations! It was obvious that owners took great care making this home "a home away from home!" Everything and more that you could need!! Thanks for a GREAT stay!! :)

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review! You are so generous with your wonderful feedback and we appreciate it very much! We're honored to host you and thankful that you enjoyed our little beach cottage and the beachy decorations!! Glenn & Lawson
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4

Private Retreat

  • 4 of 5

This is our 2nd stay and plan on another. We love the location..walk to sunrise or sunset. Close to town for an easy bike ride. Quick walk to the beach. Love the privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review! We were so blessed to host you for a 2nd stay and we look forward to your next two March monthly stays! Thank You for choosing "Island Secret" as your Spring beach retreat! Glenn and Lawson
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahassee or Panama City
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St. George Island, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
OFF Season
4 Aug 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
From
£114
£873
 
 
HIGH SPRING BREAK
2 Mar 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
£709
for 5 nights
From
£126
£961
 
 
OFF Season
6 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
From
£114
£873
 
 
HIGH SUMMER
25 May 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 7 nights
£1,214
 
 
OFF Season
3 Aug 2019 - 28 Feb 2020
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
From
£114
£873
 
 
HIGH SPRING BREAK
1 Mar 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
5 night minimum stay
£709
for 5 nights
From
£126
£961
 
 
OFF Season
11 Apr 2020 - 22 May 2020
3 night minimum stay
£418
for 3 nights
From
£114
£873
 
 
SUMMER HIGH
23 May 2020 - 7 Aug 2020
7 night minimum stay
£1,214
for 7 nights
£1,214
 
 
OFF Season
8 Aug 2020 - 26 Feb 2021
3 night minimum stay
£431
for 3 nights
From
£118
£902
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning/linens fee £77.25

3 night minimum stay requirement except during Thanksgiving week, Christmas/New Years holidays, and Spring Break when we have a 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY REQUIREMENT. Summer season: 7 night minimum stay with Saturday to Saturday rentals. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY allowed is 6 people.

If you bring your dog, unlike most vacation rental homes, we DO NOT charge you extra for your 4-legged children, nor do we charge you a pet security deposit. In exchange, we simply ask that they'd be well behaved & trained, current on flea/tick meds, non-scratchers on doors/windows/furniture, to keep them off the furniture & beds, and that you'd pick up after them in the yard, beach, and island. Due to the fact that your pet is not familiar with his/her surroundings at the house, please bring a kennel in case you plan to leave him/her alone.

In the event that you need to cancel, we provide a refund, (minus the 9pct tax which is not pursued and acts as our administrative fee), only if we're able to re-rent the dates that you had blocked out, which had prevented anyone else from reserving those dates . Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended because you never know what unexpected life event can occur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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