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Back Door, Little Beach--Front Door, Big Beach! 3BR/3BA Bayfront w/ Gulf access!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Br/3 Ba, Water Views From Every Room, Access To Both Bay & Beach!

Reserve any dates in September 2017 and receive a 15% discount off the Fall rate! Minimum night stay required. Applies to new reservations only. *Special posted 8/28/17*

Welcome to The Bay Beach Embassy!

A 3 bedroom/3 bathroom multi-level home with views of the Apalachicola Bay from every room, The Embassy offers a natural and peaceful setting where you can escape the stresses of everyday living.

The first level offers the main gathering space for the family. The open living area boasts a large, flat panel TV w/ DVD player and stereo, a dining table for 4 with additional seating for 4 at the breakfast bar, and a fully equipped kitchen. A bedroom with King bed is located just off of the living room and has access to a furnished covered deck. A laundry closet with stacked washer/dryer is accessible thru this bedroom, and a full bathroom is available for easy access and convenience.

The second level houses the remaining two bedrooms. The Queen bedroom has a private bathroom with shower, a daybed/trundle for additional sleeping space, and access to the screened deck. Across the hall is a King bedroom with futon, private bathroom with jetted tub and access to the screened deck. The upper screened deck is an old-style Florida sleeping porch where many a warm night with cool breeze has been enjoyed. From this 40'x12' "deck in the treetops", you can enjoy unobstructed and exquisite water and sunset views. You will be at home with nature and may be blessed with sightings of bald eagles, herons, ospreys, owls, egrets, pelicans and the other local wildlife that frequently visit!

The surrounding grounds and lush vegetation give you the sense of being on your own Island oasis where you can relax and "let go". A sense of renewal is often cited to be experienced in this beautiful and natural setting. A park style charcoal grill, enclosed outside hot/cold shower and shaded lanai are just a few more of the outside features to enjoy. A short stroll along the beaten path will take you to the Bayshore sitting area and community dock.

The Embassy is Bayfront but is uniquely situated at a narrow point on the Island which allows for only a 3-5 minute walk to the expansive Gulf side beach. Heron Bay, the village where the home is located, was originally a sandy cove and the unusual topography of this narrow island location provides unsurpassed Bay and Sunset views from the north side of the home. From the south side of the home, there is a direct path to the community beach boardwalk and miles of sugar sand beach. Guests have named the Embassy's two beaches: "The Little Beach" (Bayside), where you can sit on the bay deck or community dock and sip your morning coffee or walk along the shores at low tide; and "The Big Beach" (Gulfside), where you can sink your toes in the sand and enjoy a dip in the cool Gulf waters, or walk West to Bob Sike's Cut for fishing or to watch the shrimp boats come in with dolphin trailing behind.

The Embassy is not your typical "cookie cutter" rental home, but is fully equipped and furnished as a private home with a personal touch to include the homeowner's vintage furniture, art and other unique objects collected during their many world travels.

The Embassy is located inside the St. George Plantation, a private gated community at the West End of St. George Island. The St. George Plantation community considers itself a Nature Preserve and is an excellent location for bird watching or enjoying the local wildlife. They offer their guests a state of the art 10,000 square foot Clubhouse with fitness center, community swimming pool, tennis courts and miles of paved bike and walking paths. The 24/7 security staff is stationed at the entrance gate and patrols the 17 miles of roads for your safety and security. Access to Bob Sike's Cut is located at the far west end of Plantation, where you can fish off the jetties and see Little St. George Island across the water. For those so inclined, a 3,200 foot landing strip is also available for public use.

For a true getaway, visit us at The Bay Beach Embassy!

More Details

Property Manager
Forgotten Shores Properties
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 September, 2017

About Forgotten Shores Properties

The Embassy, also known as the Bay Beach Embassy or the Sunset Beach Embassy, was built in 1999 as an island escape for the Windham Family. It was featured in the Tallahassee Democrat Parade of Homes in 2004 and since then has been enjoyed by family ad many dear friends and guests.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've been coming to SGI for a number of years having had the privilege to stay at the Bay Beach Embassy for the last few. What a treat it is to escape winter in WI and enjoy all that SGI, the Plantation and the Embassy have to offer. The house is beautiful with three master suites, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, beautiful decks, outdoor grill and fish cleaning station. The Bay shore is a great place to enjoy a cocktail, spectacular sunset or try your hand at fishing. It's a short walk to the Gulf to see a beautiful sunrise if you are inclined to get up early, or walk on the beach, do some shelling, fish the cut or just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. We look forward to the next time. Thank you Jeannette for sharing your beautiful space.
Jan 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.2 Miles
Harry A's Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Golf
35.6 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
11.7 Miles
Hwy 98
Nearest Restaurant
6.1 Miles
Blue Parrot Oceanfront Cafe
Nearest Beach
St. George Island!

St. George Island is connected to the mainland via the five-mile long continuous span bridge at Eastpoint. The island center has a small commercial area with a gas station, a bank, grocery stores, bike and scooter rentals, beach gear rental, two small hotels, several good restaurants, an adult beverage store, nature tours, kayaking, playground, public beach with restrooms and real estate offices.....

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plantation in Eastpoint

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , 1st level hall bathroom, also accessible by King bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Top level Queen bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Top level King bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King w/ access to covered deck, hall bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Queen w/ daybed, access to screened deck, private bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King w/ futon, deck access and private bathroom
  • Top level bedrooms each have a TV w/ VHS
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Enclosed hot & cold outdoor shower Fish cleaning area

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Back Door, Little Beach--Front Door, Big Beach! 3BR/3BA Bayfront w/ Gulf access!
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5

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house. We really enjoyed our Labor Day weekend. We could have used a few more bath towels and kitchen could have had better pots and pans and dish towels. Other than that it was an awesome place

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming Cindy! We have placed an order for additional cookware and will be ready to go the next time you come down ; ) Thanks for the heads up and we'll see you soon!
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Wonderful property and location.

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing time and the location couldn't be better. The home was spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is good for.basic cooking, tough for serious meals. We did have challenges with the AC, but the property management addressed quickly and added a night to our stay to compensate for the inconvenience.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for allowing us to remedy the situation and for your patience as the a/c technicians made their way to us. We will be assessing the kitchen for any items that may need to be restocked and we welcome you back any time!
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Little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed and fit our 10 person group perfectly! We enjoyed having the bay at the back door to easily enjoy kayaking and crabbing off the "little beach" as well as the quick walk to the ocean "big beach". The plantation provided a safe location for all of the kids to ride their bikes and walk through the trails to the beach. This was one of the best family vacations we can remember!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply beautiful, on the last day of our stay, we had the most awesome sunset!

  • 5 of 5

I was very impressed with the location and peacefulness of The Bay Beach Embassy. I rented it for a "family" vacation with my daughter and her family - they all loved it and want to go back again. If God is willing we will go back again next year! The weather wasn't the best but everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed it!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in great location!

  • 4 of 5

We all enjoyed the very peaceful setting and convenient location! Great bedroom/bathroon layout and plenty of porches!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Diverse Family Traveling Together

  • 5 of 5

We were a very diverse family – with all sorts of different interests – traveling for the first time ever to St. George Island. Some of the group were looking to fish, others wanted to shop, and some just wanted to enjoy the beach, the shells, and the food. The Bay Beach Embassy was the perfect island retreat for our group. For the fisherman, a fish cleaning table was provided as well as ample storage space for gear underneath the house. The dock provided a great space to cast out a few lines in the early morning or late evening just steps from the back door. For the beach goers- the gulf-side ocean beach was only a very short five minute walk around the corner. A shower located underneath the home was perfect for rinsing off the sand after a day at the beach. For those looking to shop and dine - the property is only a 15 to 20 minute trek into town and 30 minutes to Apalachicola.

The layout of the home worked perfectly for our group. Each “couple” was provided a bathroom (with the main floor bath having access from the bedroom as well as the main living space). The bedrooms upstairs are split providing ample privacy and space. Our group included a one year old little boy and a baby gate was provided within the home to block the bottom of the stairs and secure him on the main floor of the home. The upstairs screened porch was a welcome

The home, including all necessary linens, were clean and well-equipped upon arrival. There were a few extra linens supplied in the laundry closet on the bottom floor of the home. The home is beautifully decorated with many unique items from around the world. A small “library” is located on the top floor with many interesting books to read through. There are some board games and puzzles provided for rainy days and all the TVs are updated and easy to use.

While I do not fault them for this, I would use caution when booking this home with small rambunctious children. There are many “priceless artifacts” around this home and our child found great interest in all of them. We were constantly policing him. With that being said, we would return none-the-less – crazy child and all.

The only two negatives about this house – and they are minor –are the location of the laundry machine and the lack of pantry space. The laundry room is in a closet in the first floor bedroom – meaning that you must go into one guest’s room to use it. It wasn’t convenient for most of our group to use the machine.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plantation, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall 2017
4 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£690
for 3 nights
From
£230
£1,248
 
 
Winter 2017
6 Nov 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
From
£161
£884
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,248
 
 
Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
From
£161
£884
 
 
Christmas 2017 & New Years
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 5 nights
From
£210
£1,248
 
 
Winter 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£484
for 3 nights
From
£161
£884
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £62.97
Damage Deposit £222.24

We allow up to 2 medium size dogs with advance approval for an additional fee:
Pet Fee $85 + tax for the 1st dog; $75 + tax for the 2nd dog

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with payment.

Normal turn day requirements are Saturday arrival/departure, but off turn day bookings are considered in the slower seasons and for last minute bookings

Monthly rates available for January only, please inquire; Monthly stays consist of 28 consecutive nights

Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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