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Dog and snowbird-friendly, oceanfront home with WiFi, deck, and central AC
Sunshine yellow on the outside and light teal on the inside, this beautiful oceanfront home is special in many ways - not least because of its stargazing tower, perfect for enjoying the wonderful views of the Gulf by day and watching for shooting stars at night! You'll adore the ocean views from almost all rooms within the house, to say nothing of the decor that pays tribute to the ocean. This unbeatable gem has been recently renovated with all three bathrooms beautifully remodeled, a brand new ocean-facing main deck, and updated living room furniture and dining table. Refined decor comes to life in bright seaside colors, resulting in a cheerful Southern-chic look throughout the home. Tile floors and refinished hardwood floors mean that you'll feel the central air conditioning throughout your stay no matter what room you stay in. You'll be able to cook up something delicious inside the spacious kitchen equipped with new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a kitchen island - eat in the dining room or at the breakfast bar with enough seating for four. Better yet, take it out to the spacious and brand new (2022) sundeck furnished with new Adirondack chairs. Guests of the upper-level bedroom can enjoy views from a beach-facing deck all their own.
If you're looking to spend most of your time out by the beach (and why wouldn't you?), this home has the amenities you need to make it happen. Walk down to the beach on a small footpath. Rinse off the sand in an enclosed outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. Process your catch of the day at the fish cleaning station. The entire ground area shaded deck under the house has enough built-in seating for everyone to relax. The family dog is also welcome to join in on the beach fun at this home!
When you're ready to head out for delicious local food, Paddy's Raw Bar and Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe are both within one mile of the home. Take a visit to the St George Lighthouse museum less than a mile away and take in the view! St. George Island State Park is just seven miles away - electric mobility-assisted sand scooters are available so that everyone can enjoy the sand and surf. The charming town of Apalachicola is just a short drive away.
Distance From Home
Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Big Fish SGI
Griffith Guide Service
Fortunas Family Charters
THINGS TO KNOW
Concrete parking (under the house)
Beach towels are available for guest use
Sorry, the fireplace is not available for guest use
This home was recently upgraded with new paint
Guests are free to use the tandem kayak (at their own risk)
A sofabed in the living room provides an extra sleeping space
Guest are supplied with a starter supply of Palmolive, trash bags, paper towels, and toilet paper. More amenities may need to be purchased depending upon use and the length of your stay.
4 dogs , weighing 40 lbs or less, welcome in this home. No other animals are allowed without specific Vacasa approval.
Parking notes: Guests may park in the driveway of the home.
Guest entry instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires a unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Nearby activities & attractions
Boat rental available
Zandra C.Dec 2022
Thanks for sharing this beautiful home!
Menze H.Nov 2022
Location was great right on the beach. Beautiful view
Loved the island
So quiet and serene
John M.Oct 2022
Excellent location. House was very quiet, easy sleeping and relaxing. Nice space.
Edward S.Sep 2022
This multi-level home has many wonderful assets and, while there were a few negatives about our recent stay, the rental met our #1 priority of having the beach in our backyard.
cathy m.Aug 2022
very convenient and comfortable beach home.
disappointed that there was no gas grill and the wood grill was very small so could not be used for a family of 6 - 8.
also the grill was left dirty.
carpets on the stairs can get some steam cleaning.
it would be great if tenants are not asked and insisted, on a daily basis if contractors could come in and do repairs.
we thought that this request was not reasonable, so did not allow it.
owners should take a week and do the necessary repairs.
when on vacation on the beach we certainly would not have appreciated hammering in the attic and on the deck.
it would have been different if the owners could guarantee that it would only be an hour or two disruption of our vacation.
in the end they offered us $100 Amazon gift card to be able to send a contractor in, which we refused.
we will certainly rent the home again and hopefully not have the same issues.
Thank you for your review, Cathy, we're so glad you enjoyed they home. We are so sorry for the disruption caused by the construction and we will ensure that we do our best to effectively communicate with our future guests to make them aware of any further construction. We hope to have the opportunity to truly impress you in the future.
Haley P.Jul 2022
This home is beautiful and spacious. The kids found the tower majestic and loved to hang out up there and look out on the beach.
Caridad M.Jul 2022
Nice spacious beachfront home. Needs some updates dirty carpet! Lacking in kitchen ware if you want to cook! Newer furniture would be nice for the amount of rent.
Thank you for your review, Caridad, we hope you were able to enjoy your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience certain aspects of the home caused you during your stay. We appreciate our guests' preferences as a means to improve, and we have forwarded your comments regarding updates, adding kitchenware, and new furniture to our property manager so that they can work to improve this home for future guests. We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and we hope you will allow us to better impress you on a future stay.
Michael T.May 2022
Loved the Location.Not sure what the $500 cleaning fee is for. Didn't love the mold smell. Didn't love the sticky counters. Place needs a deep cleaning especially in these times. Time to also fix the place up to better standards. Charging a premium for it but its more low budget motel vibe. Cable tv went out second day. Carpets are stained and need replaced. Pest control is needed as we killed 2 rather pesky roaches. Wont stay there again.
Michael, thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback. We apologize if you felt the home was not on par with our cleanliness and maintenance standards. We would have been happy to address any areas in need of additional attention during your stay had we been notified. We look forward to hosting you again!
Carol K.Mar 2022
Very pleasant interior. Tower turret charming. Had heavy rains with leaks in living areas. Inferior pans, dishes and silverware but that's par with a rental.
Jorgia N.Jan 2022
The view and the sun decks were great. So convenient to the ocean - steps away. Older comfortable home with plenty of space. Loved being able to see the sun rise and set. Most flooring was tile or hardwood floor.
Lynette N.Jan 2022
Excellent location but the house needs some serious cleaning, especially the air ducts. There seems to be an issue with mold. Vacasa’s customer service is also awful. And their “local team” seems like it doesn’t want to address any issues. Find a local rental company and you will be much happier.
Hi Lynette! Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for any oversight in cleanliness, as this is not commonplace for us. Upon further inspection, it was determined not to have any presence of mold. Our local team and property manager are diligently working to rectify the issues. We hope to impress you in the future better!
Dr. Richard H.Dec 2021
Loved the location
Jennifer H.Sep 2021
This house could be great but not worth the money. It needs a ton of work. Lots if items broken or in desperate need of repair. I would also suggest a deep cleaning, repairs ,some landscaping on beach path, its very narrow, and around grill area. Nothing like looking out for snakes while cooking in the weeds. I could go in but I will keep the rest of the issues betwwen Vacasa, the owner and myself. I do not recommend.
Thank you for staying with us, Jennifer. We apologize you were unhappy with the home. This home has been deep cleaned, and we will check for any maintenance needs we might have missed. Hopefully we can provide you with a better experience in the future!
Jill R.Aug 2021
This is our first time to SGI and we fell in love! Lighthouse by the Sea had everything we needed! A kitchen full of cooking utensils, plenty of space to lounge, an open floor plan, what felt like NEW mattresses in the bedrooms, a spacious deck looking out to the gulf, easy access to the beach, and a very clean home! There were even extra beach towels for us to borrow. How nice!! We did not want to leave. Thank you for providing a perfect beach getaway! We hope to be back!
Justin D.Jul 2021
Unfortunately, the pictures you see on the listing are inaccurate. What they don’t show you is the mold growing on the ceiling around the air vents and on the silverware, the roaches, the bugs in the beds, loose deck railing, food crusted kitchen ware, and lots of ignored wear and tear. I’ve given Vacasa an opportunity to make this situation right and they thought a cleaning fee refund would suffice. Our entire party dealt with headaches and sinus issues from the mold. Every single air vent upstairs was completely rusted out. A couple of us had to go buy our own sheets and pillows to feel comfortable enough to sleep. A child could push over the loose deck railing. The carpet was disgusting and looked like it hadn’t been shampooed in years. This house could be amazing because it is very spacious and in a great location, but clearly the property management company is doing a very poor job at maintaining it. These issues go beyond a “cleaning fee.” Hope this review saves the next guest the headache of staying here.
Hello, Justin, we apologize for the issues you encountered during your stay.We apologize for the house not being cleaned as thoroughly as is our standard. Please know that local staff is available to assist with any cleanliness issues you encounter while in the home.Our local staff supplies guests with contact information and our customer service agents are available for assistance also.We are disappointed to see that this concern was not reported to us during your stay as we would have been happy to assist. We have forwarded the information about the deck to the local team for maintenance to follow up on.
Courtney s.May 2021
The house was great with plenty of room. There was extra chairs and beach equipment on the lowest level that was great to have. The house was clean and super easy access to the beach.
John T.May 2021
Well appointed rent house. We would rent again.
Bethany R.Mar 2021
We loved the atmosphere of the island and the house. Even on Spring break, it felt like we had our own private beach due to the location. The house was perfect for the 5 of us, but it could easily hold more. We took full advantage of the kayak and other amenities available with the house. We would definitely come back!
Donna F.Oct 2020
I had to let you know about our visit to Lighthouse By The Sea. I can't say enough!
We arrived and were so excited to see our home for the week at St. George
Island! The kids (all 4!) insisted running down to the ocean - it was amazing - it
was right there !!!! There was a grill, a prep area for cooking, seating area and
even an outdoor shower on the ground level on the ocean side. Inside was so
spacious, beautifully furnished and so well taken care of - meticulous. Everything
you could possibly need in the kitchen and throughout. We, the parents, claimed
the upstairs bedroom (one of two upstairs) - beautiful, so many windows and a
large PRIVATE deck of our own looking over the ocean!!!! We could not have
been more pleased with our vacation choice. If you chose to explore the area, a
short drive will take you to the charming town of Apalachicola with fun shops and
some great dining options.
We booked ahead for next year. We can't wait to return!
Seth T.Oct 2020
This is a great house!! It was super clean and very nice. Perfect for families. We especially enjoyed the very short walk to the beach from the back door. Literally steps from the sand. The upstairs deck and downstairs sitting area offered sun or shade perfect for whatever you prefer. We will absolutely be back!! Thank you for sharing your house with us.
Laura P.Oct 2020
Our stay at Lighthouse by the Sea was delightful. Beautiful, well designed, and
perfect for one or two families to spend a vacation. Especially suitable for a
family desiring a quiet, less commercialized vacation spot. We loved that the
home is ocean front with a walking path guiding you to the beach. Our family
enjoys both the sun and the shade, and this home provides both. A spacious deck
provides room for everyone with Adirondack chairs for seating. The lighthouse
viewing tower is a bonus that provides a beautiful view of the island as well as the
night sky. The amenities enabled us to take care of our laundry as well as cook full
meals during our stay. We loved our week on St. George Island and hope to
return! Thank you for an awesome week at the beach!
Carol A.Aug 2020
Loved the layout of the house. Loved that the beach was not crowded. Loved the beach. Granddaughters loved the lighthouse part of the house!!!