|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This townhome has direct beach access and is located adjacent to the St. George Island State Park on the secluded east end of the island. It is beautifully furnished, has great views and includes ceiling fans throughout. The overlook of the beach and large pool are beautiful and soothing.
* First level - open living area with queen pull out couch, full kitchen, dining, half bath, and deck with pool and beach view. Stairs from deck to boardwalks leading to pool and beach.
* Second level - bedroom with queen bed, full bath and private balcony.
* Third level - huge master bedroom with king bed, master bath with shower/tub, upper deck overseeing beach and pool.
- Two swimming pools
- Community grills are located just steps away by the pool
- Free WIFI
Saturday to Saturday
1760 E Gulf Beach Dr
St George Island, FL 32328
This was our first stay in a SGI rental, but we have rented several VRBO units previously, so have a good sense of what the standard experience is like. Unfortunately, our experience in this unit fell below that standard.
With all other VRBO units we have rented, as soon as we pay the fee, the owner has shared info on arriving, what to bring/what is provided, etc. With this unit, it was a week before our arrival & we had not received any info, so I contacted the owner. He said that he would email us at check-in time with the passcode. This was an odd method compared to most owners, but fortunately we did receive access.
The complex itself is fairly nice. It's located away from the center of the island & is close to the state park on the east end. It's about a 5 minute drive to restaurants/shops on the island. The complex is well-maintained. There is a boardwalk outside the unit with easy access to the pool & the beach.
While we were happy with the condo complex, there were things about the unit itself that were sub par when compared to typical VRBO rentals. First, there were some safety issues: some floor trim pieces are loose, with nails poking out, so you have to be careful to not trip over them when walking; there are several non-functioning light fixtures or fixtures missing bulbs, in particular the light over the entry stairs, but also several other lights in areas less impactful on safety & more so on the overall experience (master bath & guest bath in particular).
In terms of comfort, the couch cushions won't sit level & tilt in an uncomfortable way. The only bed we tried was the king bed; the mattress was reasonably comfortable.
This was the only VRBO unit we have stayed in that did not have any area info for renters; we left info for future renters. Also, there were no instructions on using the TV. We discovered that the cable was not hooked up to the cable input, & were able to figure out which input it was by looking at the back of the TV, but normally there are instructions for VRBO TV systems that require more than pushing the power button.
Finally, bring toilet paper & laundry detergent. The unit info doesn't mention TP & says 1 pack of laundry detergent will be provided; there was no laundry detergent & only 1 extra roll of TP - definitely not enough for a week.
We typically have great VRBO experiences. While we still had a good vacation, it was not because of this particular unit.
My family and I were thoroughly impressed & enjoyed our stay at this beautiful condo. It was clean, spacious, had a nice view and will definitely stay again! The interior was updated and the owner was informative of the area. The community was well kept, nice pool and convenient walk way to beach. Thanks again for everything!
My family had a great stay at this condo. It is one of our favorite spots on the island. The beaches are clean and family friendly, dinner at the Blue Parrot was delicious and ice cream at Aunt Ebby's is a must. The kids really enjoyed the hideaway bunk room. We loved having the extra space, full kitchen, swimming pool and quick access to the beach. Will stay again! Thanks for sharing your home with us :)
|Amentity & Cleaning Fee||£125 + Tax|