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Little Palm*1st Tier*Nice View*Private Pool*Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Excellent Split 3 Bedroom Plan, 2 Full Baths, Open Kitchen & Family, Fireplace

Easy Ranch Living with 2-sided wrap porch. West side is screen porch. Private Pool with large Sundeck-pool can be heated for a fee. Sundeck is perfect for sunning, bird watching or just reading a book and listening to the waves. Warm wood floors in Family room, Dining, and Kitchen. Fireplace for those chilly days on the island. Excellent view of Gulf of Mexico, easy access to Island Bike Path, well stocked kitchen and your linens are provided.

Two bedrooms have private access to covered wrap porch. Enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sun rise on the covered porch.

Porches, Family Room, Dining, Kitchen, Master and Guest bedrooms enjoy Gulf views.

More Details

lynn Johnson
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About lynn Johnson

We live in John Creek Georgia, a suburb of North Atlanta. We love St George Island and Apalachicola-It is not like Destin, but we find so many fun things to do-usually a week is not enough for us! But we have to plan early because OUR Wonderful Guests always beat us to the punch! We enjoy our guests, they become our friends and many of you stay in touch. Give us a try, we hope you fall in love with the Forgotten Coast, the people, and the beautiful surroundings.

lynn Johnson purchased this house in 2010

Why lynn Johnson chose Gulf Beaches

Growing up on the Georgia coast, a beach town was not a place with resorts and high rise condos. It was a place where you could hop on your bike and not worry about traffic. We spent many years exploring coastal towns from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and even California. Our current home is in the Metro Atlanta area, we were looking for a quiet place to get away. The late Celestine Sibley, a long time Writer for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, on occasion would write of her Travels to her 2nd Home on Dog Island, in the Gulf of Mexico. Her writings intrigued us and that is how we found The Forgotten Coast. Finally a place to getaway, to leave your worries behind, and at one time, a place where our cell phones could not get a signal. How great was that!

What makes this house unique

Beautiful, Quiet Beaches. Nature abounds. Get out and take day trips to surrounding areas and small towns. Fish, cook fresh seafood, take a walk or a bike ride on the islands paved bike path. Climb the Cape St George Lighthouse and others in the surrounding area. Visit the Park on the far east end of the island for seashells, fishing, or a picnic. Best restaurants are in Apalachicola. But a trip to the Indian Pass Raw Bar MUST be scheduled in-

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is our 2nd time at your home. We love it. My grandchildren had a blast in the pool. The rain was heavy at times but the house was comfortable and we enjoyed the TVs. Thank you both, and we will return.

All the Best, Teresa and Eric-Cumming GA
Jun 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Gulf Beaches

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • River
  • Town ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Glass Block wall walk in Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Guest Bath
  • Master Bedroom has private bath. Guest bedrooms share 2nd bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , private master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Convertible Bed - 2 single bed , 2 Portable Crash Pads
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , 2 twins, 2 Add'l crash pad w/linens in Hall Linen Closet
  • Crash Pads are very comfy-each sleeps 1 person-You can google Crash Pads to see them. I recommend these floor beds for children and young adults.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ranch Plan home on piers, no elevator. Pet Friendly-please ask if over 2 pets. Covered Parking beneath home. 3 Adult Bicycles, Landscaped with Irrigation.


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Little Palm*1st Tier*Nice View*Private Pool*Pet Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Little Palm is the third house we have rented in our eight years of vacationing at SGI. We won't need to change houses again. We love the view, the porches, the pool, the well-equipped kitchen, the layout of the house. The bedroom arrangements allow each couple to have privacy. The abundance of windows and glass doors in the living area make even rainy days a lot of fun. The view from the porch is special: dolphins, pelicans, gulls, swimmers, kayakers, fishermen and even skateboarders and bikers. Also love the rockers on the porch. When we arrive, my daughter says, "We're home."

  • Review Submitted: 21/07/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review Little Palm and your family's stay on SGI. So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you liked the screened in porch that was added. We thank you for staying with us and hope you will return again and again. Have a great rest of Summer! Hope to see you in 2017! Lynn and David Johnson Johns Creek GA
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Tallahassee Florida

Little Palm is a great beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Best pool area for family fun and dinners. The house was nicely furnished and cozy! Our family enjoyed all the comfortable furniture on the deck. The view was fantastic. The one thing really missing is an outdoor shower, It was a wonderful week at Little Palm!!!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Franklin, NC

We hadn't been to St. George Island for 20 years...

  • 5 of 5

We hadn't been to St. George Island for 20 years; and what I remembered most about that trip was sitting on an empty beach and watching dolphins play in the surf. We again had an opportunity to return to St. George Island, this time with our 2 1/2 year old son. The first day we walked out onto an empty beach, and again saw dolphins playing in the surf. It was wonderful and relaxing, and it seemed as though this part of Florida hadn't changed much at all.

The Little Palm beach house was a big part of what made our trip special. The house was beautifully decorated, but in a very comfortable way. And there were little labels in some key places to help guests remember how to take care of the house (e.g., "No grease down the drain, this is a septic", and "This door needs an extra push" on the French double-door refrigerator, and "Turn off the lights at night for the sea turtles"). It made us smile. The open floor plan also helped us keep tabs on our little one, and gave us a great view of the beach from the porch.

I'm sure there is a load of stuff to do on St. George... but all we did was enjoy the beach and cook in. If you're looking to just hang out at the beach, and return to a comfortable, well-appointed home in the evening to cook dinner and share stories, Little Palm is a great option.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderdul memories

  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed in this home two years in a row now. My children refer to it as "our beach house". We love the very short walk to the beach, clean house and beautiful pool. The view from the porch has made many memories of building legos, eating breakfast and reading. Lynne is always very informative and helpful! Thank you for the wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Beachhouse

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for another wonderful vacation at Little Palm! Our family had a great time with excellent weather and your home is the perfect spot to enjoy St. George. It is so very comfortable and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed our quick walk to the beach each day and the comfort of having a beautiful pool to come back to in the late afternoon. Our family was so happy at Little Palm and we are very selective about our vacation spots. We give Little Palm our highest recommendation!

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle WA

Comfy Home, Quiet Location, Nice Pool & Gulf View

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I truly enjoy staying at the Little Palm. We find our time there to be very relaxing and peaceful. We find that sitting on the porch in the late afternoon and early morning to be the best part of the day. The dolphin are passing by and the the dove are cooing and we can just sit and totally relax. The house has everything you need for a great stay and with the full kitchen we find that boiling some fresh shrimp with a great bottle of wine to be better than dinning out. We enjoy the beach in the middle of the day and the pool at cocktail hour. The house is not the Ritz Carlton but that is not what we are looking for when stay here. It's nice to have a place that is genuine and not snobbish. We have stayed there for numerous years and i must say that the house and it's furniture are showing some wear and could use some refurbishing. Hopefully that will be completed before our next stay.

  • Review Submitted: 10/05/2011
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

No high rise multifamily buildings to block your views, No traffic jams. Truly a place to get away from it all. Various festivals throughout the year, St. George Island and Apalachicola have year round interests. The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Apalachicola as a Distinctive Destination. Beautiful Historic Homes and a true working waterfront are the reasons for this designation. Great Restaurants, Interesting Gift Shops and Art Galleries will keep you busy. Activities for all ages-Camps, Eco Tours, Kayaking, Deep or Bay Fishing, or just read a good book. Lots of small towns for day trips or visit any of the nearby State or National Parks. Excellent restaurants-Owl Cafe, Tamara's, That Place on In Apalach, Magnolia Grill, The Grill, Papa Joe's, Boss Oyster,

Verandas, Cafe Leche, BJs Pizza & Subs, The Blue Parrot(beachfront), The Hut, The Indian Pass Raw Bar....


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Gulf Beaches

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2018
27 May 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
5 Aug 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Winter II 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Winter I 2019
6 Jan 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$78.17
2 pets free, add'l each AU$144.41

*Monthly Rates Available for Jan & Feb
*I am an out of town owner, after accepting the quoted rate, I contact my management company that we list our properties with, they will handle your payments-they are also located on the island, and are there for you if you should need anything during your visit.
But I am also available to assist you with any questions you may have about my home or the area.
*3 Optional Expenses:
*Pet Friendly up to 2 pets, ask about Add'l pets
*Pool Heat
*Trip Insurance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Contact Owner