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People16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large pet friendly house with all the comforts of home!

Bring the family & friends!! 5 bedroom ready to wrap you in comfort! This home is perfect for both you and your pets. Kitchen is fully equipped to cook for a crowd! Pets and people have an outdoor shower for easy clean up after your day at the beach. Centrally located between both the bay, for sunset strolls, and the beach, for a morning run. We have rented vacation homes for over 20 years, and now we have creating a home with renters in mind!

Wagon, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler provided for you, so you don't have to drag it all from home...and we are priced to fit your budget! Come relax just like you are in your own home!

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More Details

Owner
Steve & Liza Taylor
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
8 November, 2017

About Steve & Liza Taylor

We are a large family who love the beach and our doggies! We have always loved beaches in the panhandle and discovered SGI 7 years ago. Our daughter was married at a house on the bay, and our son popped the question in top of the light house a few years later. My husband has worked for a large home improve company for over 20 years, and I have retired from the insurance industry. I grew up going to Ft. Walton, Destin, and Navarre beaches. My husband grew up in Kentucky and traveled to Panama City a few times. We both enjoy traveling, yet only truly relax when we are just 'chilling' on SGI. We came back year after year, and in 2014 purchased our little piece of paradise.

Steve & Liza Taylor purchased this house in 2014

Why Steve & Liza Taylor chose Gulf Beaches

We looked… and looked... and looked for a property that we: a) could afford, and b) had some nice large trees and scrub oaks. We wanted new construction so we could put our own signature on the home. After two years of looking for a plan, we decided on one that had a loft for the kids, 3 bedrooms on the 1st level, and the main living area on the 2nd level, so we could enjoy the view while awake! We love porch time, and this plan has 2 levels of porches on 3 sides!

From dining to swinging, the porch will be the place to be!

What makes this house unique

This home is my (Liza) personal project. I enjoy interior design & construction, since retirement, I have redesigned a 1928 bungalow and a 1945 cottage in our home town. Now I have set my sights on designing a home that is comfortable both for my family and yours. Our home will have many features designed for the comfort of you, your kids AND your pooches. We will have an outdoor shower for you AND fido. Fido will even have their own towels! Memory foam beds and feather pillows will wrap you in comfort after spending quality time 'round the fire pit with your family! We will have charging stations for all the cell phones and camera batteries. A wine area, and extra coolers for your adult beverages. The kitchen will be equipped for a chef, so bring one if you are not one!

Location

We are located at the far west end, away from the traffic of the heavily populated areas of the island. Quiet dirt road that is rarely traveled. Super dark at night to star gaze from the decks. Ahhhhh peace and quiet!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower , A people shower and an elevated (for your back) dog shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Separate dressing area with sink for ease of sharing
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , On suite to bedroom with two queen beds
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , On living level across from bedroom, has larger soaking tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • The McArthur Room - 2 Large Double Bed , Named for Liza Maternal family
    The Taylor Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Named for Steves Paternal family
    The King Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Named for Lizas Paternal family
    The Diel Room - 2 Single Bed , Named for Steves Maternal family
    The Roost - 4 Single Bed , Named because it is where the little chickens will sleep
  • Relax into an sumptuous bed with memory foam mattress, soft sheets and feather pillows! Sofa bed in the living room sleeps two, and it also has a memory foam topper.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great family house and perfect for dogs as well. It is very welcoming, clean and modern in a private location, yet a short walk from the beach. We loved our time there and definitely plan to come again. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your four legged family had a great stay! Please do come again, and remind me, when you book, that you were a previous guest so I can give you a discount. Next year we will also have a pool and cabana added to our amenities. We'd love to have you back!
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved your home! It was so easy to relax there. Every necessary item and special touch has been thought of. The kitchen had everything we needed for meal prep. The décor is so tasteful and comfortable. Loved the swings on the porch and the outdoor recliners. Easy walk to enjoy the beach. Liza was very easy to work with and answered emails quickly. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I absolutely loved the house! I hope to stay there again someday!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on Saint George Island as always. I have stayed at several different houses on the island over the years, but none have been as welcoming as the Legacy Retreat! The owners have thought of everything. The kitchen is fabulous and every bedroom has a door going outside to the porch so that you can enjoy the great views! My family and I loved staying there and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! I love to cook and when I rented homes in the past... I never found the kitchens "well equipped", so I made sure we had everything covered. We would love to have you back, and next year we will have a pool and cabana to enjoy too! Please let me know when you book again, that you are a previous guest and I'll give you a great discount!
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5

Relaxing and family friendly!

  • 5 of 5

Multiple families stayed at this house for a few days and had a great time. The square footage is not large but the patios are great and make the home appear very spacious. We had a couple rainy days and still totally enjoyed ourselves just handing out at the house. The home was clean, the kitchen well stocked and owner easily accessible. I highly suggest renting the golf cart if you have kids.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a good time while at our home. We welcome you back any time! Porch time is our favorite time and by this time next year we will have a portion of it screened. Come back and check it out!
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5

Amazing Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

St. George Island is a wonderful family vacation spot and Legacy retreat was an anglers dream. We were able to walk to both the Gulf side for day time fun and surf fishing, then walk to the bay side for afternoon wade fishing. The parking area, a lot of it covered, afforded enough space for three trucks and three flats boats. We also had enough additional storage area for our eight bikes, golf cart, and paddle boards.

The house itself was wonderful and feels like a home, not just a rental. Our family, 10 adults and 2 children, were beyond comfortable. The home is clean, wonderfully decorated, and has a kitchen stocked with all the equipment needed for cooking every meal.

My only warning is to bring your bug spray. If there wasn't a strong enough breeze, the mosquitoes were torturous. However, the two upper porches almost always had a comfortable breeze, which allowed us to stay outside even when the bigs were biting.

We all enjoyed our time together as a family, and Legacy Retreat made our trip even better. I would definitely recommend this vacation home to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too are a fishing family and usually have 2 to 3 boats with us as well. I understand the bug issue and that is why by next year we will have a portion of the porch screened. Also by next year we will have another home on the bay, so check it out too! It is in the process of being built, and will be on VRBO as soon as it has some photos available. Happy to hear you and your enjoyed your stay, and we hope to host you again in the future!
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Perfect family reunion spot!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the most wonderful time here on St. George Island! It was the best spot we could have picked in Florida to stay out of the touristy party spots.

The Legacy Retreat was organized to suit our family in such a great way. The kitchen was my favorite part. It was equipped to cook anything we wanted and our little budding baker was able to make us superior desserts!!

The porch and loft areas were so nice for our large group to spread out and have some quiet time if needed.

We would totally recommend this house to anyone and we may stay again ourselves!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I so love that you have a little chef enjoying the kitchen! Cooking is such a great family activity! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and welcome you back anytime! Be sure to remind me you were a previous guest so I can give you a discount! See you soon!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Fall
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£742
for 3 nights
From
£247
£1,649
£3,299
 
 
Winter
1 Dec 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£643
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,320
£2,474
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
£1,237
for 3 nights
From
£412
£2,309
£4,123
 
 
Summer
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,484
for 3 nights
From
£495
£2,557
£5,361
 
 
Fall
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 3 nights
From
£350
£2,062
£3,299
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£643
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,320
£2,474
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£990
for 3 nights
From
£330
£1,649
£2,969
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £189.15
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is for 2 or more dogs, is $50.00 per additional 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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