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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
4 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
We are steps ( 3-4 minutes walk) from house to convenient boardwalk which takes you directly to the waves and white sand. Awesome Gulf views from the house. Owner-managed 4 bedrooms / 3 bath, three story house is located at the Plantation (24x7 gated community) on St. George Island. Great home for up to 10 people. Tennis courts, two huge community pools and awesome bike/walk trail are available for you. No high rises, no crowd. Our Island is known as a serene and pet-friendly vacation paradise. Welcome to The Paradise! The Palms is vacation beach house located on the St George Island at the Plantation, 24x7 gated community. The Plantation considers itself a Nature Preserve and provides a special balance of nature and wildlife, pristine, private beaches and beautiful homes. The ...We are steps ( 3-4 minutes walk) from house to convenient boardwalk which takes you directly to the waves and white sand. Awesome Gulf views from the house. Owner-managed 4 bedrooms / 3 bath, three story house is located at the Plantation (24x7 gated community) on St. George Island. Great home for up to 10 people. Tennis courts, two huge community pools and awesome bike/walk trail are available for you. No high rises, no crowd. Our Island is known as a serene and pet-friendly vacation paradise. Welcome to The Paradise! The Palms is vacation beach house located on the St George Island at the Plantation, 24x7 gated community. The Plantation considers itself a Nature Preserve and provides a special balance of nature and wildlife, pristine, private beaches and beautiful homes. The Palms offers awesome Gulf view alongside with natural and peaceful setting among beautiful palms where you can escape the stresses of everyday living and enjoy great vacation. It is 4 bedroom/3 bathroom, two living areas, two levels home with Gulf views and 3-4 minutes walking distance to the beach. On the ground floor we have two parking spaces under the house, fish preparation table, shower with hot/cold water. First Floor. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath and living area on the first floor of the house. All bedrooms have queen size beds and spacey closets. Three of the bedrooms have tv. Both bathrooms have 2 entry doors: one from the adjacent bedroom (pocket door) and another from the living area. So you can control the access to the bathroom if you need: the bathrooms could be accessed from the living area, or they could be locked and fully private to bedrooms. The first level offers also living area which we call children game space. The Second Floor. The high ceiling in the center of the house gives a wonderful sense of space, airy, light and makes all the area very open, grand and attractive. There are large living area, dining area, kitchen, laundry/full bathroom, access to two furnished decks and screened porch on the second floor. The open living/dining/kitchen concept is great for entertaining large groups and allows families to stay connected to create memories that will last a lifetime. The kitchen with breakfast bar keeps the chefs of the family just earshot away. It is fully equipped with dishes, microwave, grill, side by side refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster, pans, coffee maker, blender. You can enjoy the view of Gulf while preparing your meal! Dining area has dining table which seats comfortably six and attached to the kitchen and living area. Additional seating for 4 is available at the breakfast bar or you may prefer to enjoy your meals on the decks or screened porch. Living area has sofa, love seat, couple chairs and large TV. There is also a telescope here so you can watch the planets and stars. The living area is large, light-filled, open and comfortable with the water view through sliding glass deck door. Washer and dryer are available in the laundry/full bath on this level. Our twin sun decks (East and West) are furnished. They provide the best place to see sunrise and sunset, enjoy refreshing breeze from the Gulf or just to have good time with friends or family. The Bay side screened porch is an old-style Florida porch where many warm evenings with cool breeze has been enjoyed. In this porch you will be at home with nature and may be blessed with sightings of bald eagles, herons, owls, egrets and other local wildlife. Our rentals are by week or month with occasional exceptions. If you wish to rent for a shorter/longer period of time we encourage you to contact us. Pleas let us know the dates and how many people/pet are going to stay in the house. We will try to accommodate your needs.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
NO Smoking in the house Only those in reservation are allowed in premises. No extra guests,nor day visitors without written permission from owner. Pets are allowed only on a pre-approved basis and if it stated in the reservation. Pets must be house-broken, no puppies. Pet fee is $75 per dog. Contact owner if you have more than one dog. No illegal substances, no illegal activities, no loud parties or other disturbance. Violation of these rules will be grounds to terminate rental agreement.
Bedrooms
4 Queens
Bathrooms
3 Full baths

Meet the host
Greg Smith and L
Hosting since February 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 73%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe encourage our prospective guests to contact us with any questions they might have about the area, house, etc. We also provide our guests with info where to shop for groceries and sea food, etc. We serve our appliances regularly to be sure that there are minimum unexpected problems . If anything happens please contact us by phone or email. We have good local contractors whom we can send in the house to resolve the problem. Our respond time is usually less than an hour.

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Reviews (24)
Brenda Z
Brenda Z
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Rental
I found this rental for my boyfriend. I have been to SGI before but this was his first time. We both enjoyed this house. I cooked most meals. The kitchen is well stocked with every utensil, pot, pot pan, dishware, silverware, knives, bakeware and small appliance you could possibly need. My only issue was the small, nonstick skillet wasn't that great for making eggs. Oh, and the kitchen is a bit small. Only two people can fit comfortably in the kitchen. The bedrooms were nice and the beds were comfortable. There is only one shower/tub combo in the master suite. The other two bathrooms have standup showers. The outside shower near the carport has hot water! Which was really nice. Miss Vieta was very nice and accommodating. She reached out to us the day before our arrival to go over any questions I had. There are two boardwalks that lead to the beach, the one on the right is a nicer boardwalk and is about a 10 minute walk to the beach. The other boardwalk to the left seemed shorter and that part of the beach wasn't as crowded as the other part of the beach by the nicer boardwalk. Also, the cleaning staff only left us three sets of towels for the entire week. So make sure you have enough towels the day you arrive & contact Vieta that same day so she can arrange to have them bring you more. I had decided to wait until after the weekend (I figured this would be easier than asking someone to come out on a Sunday) to ask for more towels and it turned out the cleaning crew was off that week. So there wasn't anyone available to bring more bath towels. Luckily, there is a fullsize washer & dryer in the house and I had brought laundry detergent. There are plenty of books, puzzles and a couple of games to keep yourself entertained. All of the TVs have Roku (or a similar device) with Netflix & Hulu. I'm a huge hockey fan so my boyfriend was able to hookup his laptop to the living room TV so we could stream the Predators game! Go Preds!
Visited May 2017
Written June 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that you had a great time in our house. Welcome back. I would like to respond to your few comments. Non stick skillets are a hot item and we are trying to replace them regularly, but unfortunately they get damaged very fast. We probably will include this item in our recommended to bring list. You stated: “There are two boardwalks that lead to the beach, the one on the right is a nicer boardwalk and is about a 10 minute walk to the beach. The other boardwalk to the left seemed shorter and that part of the beach wasn't as crowded as the other part of the beach by the nicer boardwalk.” Well, it is a correct description except the time and place on the beach. We state: “...we are steps ( 3-4 minutes walk) from house to convenient boardwalk which takes you directly to the waves and white sand.” We are using this description for years and many our guests told us that they found this distance short and desirable. We also try to offer value for your dollars, and I know that we are very competitive in this market, and in this distance from the beach. We provide number of towels sets equals number of people staying in the house plus one extra. Towel set includes bath towel, hand towel and wash cloth. Because reservation was made for 2 people our cleaning people left 3 towel sets. Our Vacation Rentals is "self-catering". That is to say, when you rent from us you look after your own needs. There is no cleaning or maid service, and guests are expected to do their own laundry (which is why we supply in-suite washer/dryers, they are expected to prepare their own meals (which is why we provide full kitchens and cooking utensils) and, basically they are encouraged to treat our properties as their "home away from home". We are NOT a hotel, and there is, in my opinion, a huge difference between the two industries. However we are always trying to do extra to please our guests. If our cleaning people would be working in the close proximity we would ask them to drop a few extra towels sets for you. Once again, thank you for your comments. We do listen to our customers concerns and feedback to make our property even better.
Written July 9, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

biztravelerChicago
biztravelerChicago
312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What's not to love?
A half-block from the front door and you're on one of the most beautiful beaches in America. This sunny, comfortable home was just what the doctor ordered to chase away winter blahs. Even though this was a working vacation, the rapid wifi made access fast and easy. The house itself is comfortable with a lovely living room, twin outdoor decks facing the Gulf and a screened porch overlooking the large wooded property. Fully equipped kitchen with all the pots, pans, dishes and utensils needed for a crowd. The quiet is totally restorative and the nightly symphony from the frogs in the woods was charming. A lot of stairs, but our little terrier adapted quickly and we all got in better shape for the climbing. Vieta was absolutely wonderful to work with and provided great information before and during our visit. Greg even called on arrival day to make sure everything was all right. The pictures posted of the house are totally accurate. Loved every minute of our stay and hated to leave! Thanks so much, Vieta and Greg!
Visited February 2017
Written February 26, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
We always enjoy getting a good review from our guests. It makes want to try even harder. Please come again and thank you for being such appreciative guests. Greg
Written February 27, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carey L
Carey L
Tallahassee, FL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice St George rental
Clean, modern and pet friendly. Walking distance to dog - friendly beach. Secure gated community. Roomy and sunny fully equipped home. Owner called to make sure things were ok. Definitely would stay there again
Visited January 2017
Written January 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Thank you very much for taking the time for this review. We are glad that your family had a good time. Hope you will visit us again shortly.
Written January 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Companion486109
Companion486109
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful private location in gated-access community with easy walk to gorgeous Gulf beach
Pet-friendly. Common area on third level. Spiral staircase provides inside access between second and third levels. Four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on second level. Full bathroom and laundry on third level. No live television channels, but internet access worked well and Netflix provided. Worked great for 4 adult couples. Owners were responsive and friendly. Made several suggestions about what to do and see in and around SGI. We all enjoyed our week at "The Palms"!
Visited December 2016
Written January 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Dear Anne and Family, Thank you for staying in our house and submitting this review. We are glad that you had a good time and that we were helpful with island information. We do offer Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu video/music services. Unfortunately the quality of regular cable service is poor here on the island, but we are always looking at options and providing the best to our guests. Please come and visit us again soon.
Written January 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Charlie A
Charlie A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great house and vacation
We truly enjoyed our stay in your home. This was the first time we had stayed in the Plantation since 1993 and we had a wonderful time even though ours was a business trip. Vieta was wonderful to work with. She was so helpful even to leave us directions for the route down to the island. Her home was very clean and neat. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your home. This house also gave us a chance to experiment with NETFLIX, HULU AND AMAZOM.
Visited September 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written September 18, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you had a wonderful time. Welcome back!
Written September 26, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert W
Robert W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable and close to the beach.
House was as advertised. Very clean and comfortable. Just a short walk to the beach. Owners were easy to work with and very accommodating.
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written August 31, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Thank you very much for your time to review our house. We are glad that your family found our house comfortable and clean. We hope that you will be back one day. Our Very Best Regards
Written September 1, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mamscott
mamscott
Nashville, TN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful home and beach
This home on St. George Island was wonderful and perfect for our family trip. The beach was peaceful with lots of beautiful shells and fishing. The house was very clean with lots of indoor and outdoor space. The owner was very helpful and sent us information about the island and activities while we were there. We had issues with our vehicle while we were there and she even called to try and help. A beautiful, peaceful vacation.
Visited August 2016 Travelled with family
Written August 23, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
ThePalmsRetreat
ThePalmsRetreat
Thank you very much for your time and effort to give us a review. We are glad that your family had a good vacation. Welcome back! We are gladly offering repeat guests discount.
Written August 24, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EC098
EC098
Atlanta, GA82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome Family Vacation Rental
We had a wonderful time at St. George Island, and staying at The Palms was a great experience. When we got there, the house was clean and well kept. It is located about a block away from the beach- it may be a 2-3 minute walk to get to the boardwalk. From the front porches, there is a view of the water. There is also a shed on the property that contains beach chairs and several bikes, and we enjoyed riding around on the bike paths in The Plantation. There are 4 bedrooms with queen beds downstairs, as well as two bathrooms. The rooms are comfortable with good mattresses and bedding. The bathrooms were cleanly when we arrived. The towels were plentiful, but many of them are small. If you are picky about towel size, you may want to bring your own bath towel from home. From the entryway, there is a spiral staircase going up to the kitchen, dining area, living/tv room, and porches. If you are traveling with pets, small children, or elderly folks, it may be hard for them to manage those stairs, but the staircase in the center of the house is beautiful and a nice touch. We found the kitchen to be well-stocked with cooking supplies, dishes, and utensils- the only things you really need to bring are paper products (paper plates, paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.) The owners were easy to work with and got us paperwork in a timely manner. They also returned our security deposit with no problems, and were very good about communication during the process. The rental property was very homey; it was very nice without being too fancy- and it was easy to relax with the family and the pets without worry. I hope to return for another stay! Thanks!
Visited July 2013 Travelled with family
Written August 8, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Bruce and Family, We are very pleased that your family had a good vacation! We certainly appreciate you for taking the time and giving us this review. Thank you very much and we hope that you return for another stay. Thank you, Greg
Written August 7, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sethna Fam -:- Marietta, GA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family vacation
We just had our first (hopefully of many) perfectly relaxing vacation on St. George Island. The house has a lot of privacy, and it provided us with a lot of space; 4 bedrooms & two decks with sunshine and views of the ocean. Kitchens has a lot of amenities and we ate almost all meals in. The beach is such a close walk that you can come and go easily for snacks, drinks, bathroom. We saw about 20 dolphins first morning, right out from shore. And the biking! We biked every day around the island. House provides beach toys, chairs, umbrella, and bikes (4, I think). Recommendations from someone who doesn't want to drive or shop on vacation: bring all your groceries with you. It's a long drive into town and there is only one small food store w/ very limited selection.
Visited April 2013
Written April 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dear Sonaly, We are very glad that your family had a good vacation and you enjoyed your time on the island. Thank you very much for taking the time and sharing your experience. Welcome back!
Written April 22, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel Coper -:- Lawrensville
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very Nice Surprise
It was our first visit of the area and St George Island. By the end all of us had a nice surprise-the vacation was just great. The island, the house and the area were above our expectations. We found a lot of exiting things to do in the area in December. We visited apalachicola museums, State Park and went for a deep water fishing trip. Everything was a great fun. But most of all we liked the beauty of the Island, Plantation and The Gulf. The house was comfortable, clean and well equipped. Very relaxing and nice but not boring vacation.
Visited December 2012
Written January 31, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Staff on property
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared tennis court
  • Terrace
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Pensacola Regional Airport
235.8 km
Restaurants
The Food Truck
7.8 km
Attractions
Southern Salinity Guide Service
7 kmIslands
About the neighbourhood
The Palms is about 3-4 min walking distance from lovely private beach. Some nice restaurants are on the island and more in East Point and Apalachicola, across the four-mile bridge. Great hiking trails, especially at The Plantation, St. George Isl. State Park, on the east end of the island, and at Tate's Hell Forest (trails accessible from Hwy 98 near Carrabelle.) We also recommend to see the Estuarine Museum and historical Apalachicola.
Getting around
Biking is very popular on the Island. There is a good biking trails almost everywhere on the Island. But we recommend to have a car if you wish to go on the mainland.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Most our guests are driving on The Island. However if you need to fly there are two airport available in the area: Tallahassee International Airport and Panama City International-Bay County Airport. Both airports are located in about 90 minutes driving distance. Taxi Services company is available in Apalachicola. The company serves island also.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Monthly rate for Sept, Oct & Nov is $4115.00 Monthly rate for Dec,Jan & Feb is $3700.00 A 7 Night Special -5% to our Repeat Guests, Military, Police, Firefighters and Coast Guard personnel 'Thank you for your service!' Please provide proof of your service. Specials can be applied to new reservations only and can not be combined with other offers or discounts. Discounted rates do not include the optional fees and 4th of July, Thanksgiving Weeks. If you have more than 8 people (adults and children 2 years old and older), please add $30 per night for each up to ten people. There is a pet fee if you would like to bring your pet, please contact owner. Our turnover day is Saturday. But we are flexible off season Rates and fee are subject to change without notice

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