I have been coming to St George Island for over 40 years: day trips, weekend trips and week long trip! This house was a great size. The renovated bathrooms were beautiful! The kids were thrilled to have great wifi and the pool. I hate to admit, my daughter was the only one who made it down to the beach. The walk to the beach was even very close. Overall I was very satisfied and would love to stay there again. - Melanie S. - September 2017.
My wife and I have been visiting SGI for over 25 years. Best place we've ever stay on the island. So glad we could share with the next generation in our family. Thanks for the wonderful place to stay and the no-hassle arrangements. We will return! - Keith S. September 2017
Wonderful private home that is well stocked in the kitchen as well as towels, beach towels, chairs. The pool is crystal clean and securely fenced which was nice with my grandchildren. The walk to the beach is only a very short distance with only about 4 steps on the boardwalk. A very easy walk. Sammy is extremely responsive to any phone calls or questions. Couldnt ask for a better home to stay in. My family absolutely loved it- Emily W - July 2017
Very nice, had everything we needed and more.
This was our first trip to St George. The house was a very short walk to beach and to Bay Area. The house was beautifully furnished, with plenty of room. The pool was great for grandkids. Huge screen porch and a separate deck for grilling. We could not have ask for a better place. Thanks-Tammy L. Aug 2017
The house was perfect for all four generations staying! The beach was a short walk away and was beautiful. Everyone, ages 5 to 79, had a blast. It was comfortable, spacious and inviting. Sammy, from the management/rental agency, was fantastic!!! I could not have asked for more, especially since I only booked the house a week in advance! - Chrissie S. July 2017
Thanks for allowing our family to stay at the Last Straw. The house was perfect for our family of eight! The dinner table with 8 chairs was great that everyone could sit together for dinners in. Open floor plan with kitchen, dining area, and family space next to each other was nice. Need to fix a few things with doors, dishwasher, and dryer to put over the top. Location was good, a little further away for grandma to walk so we loaded the car and drove 2 minutes and everyone piled out for a wonderful day on the uncrowded beautiful sand! Water was perfect for cooling off and laziness in and around. Used the grill twice and very convenient. Plenty of kitchen ware and dishes. Overall very happy with The Last Straw and St. George Island. - Gerald T. July 2017
This home sold a week or two before our stay. We got caught in the middle of some changes. Nothing major. I'm hoping the new owners will make some much needed updates to the furnishings, etc. The fenced yard made it so easy to have our dogs with us. The walk to the beach was very do-able. The home was spacious enough. Overall it was a very nice stay. - Jane D. July 2017
Close proximity to the beach. House had a private, secluded feel. The area was not crowded at all. It was a great experience, our family was able ho relax and make great memories. - Mike K. July 2017
This home is comfortable, clean and cozy--we truly enjoyed our stay at this "sea gem". A functional kitchen with many everyday necessities as well as a lovely color scheme throughout the home. Each bedroom is decorated in a subtle sea theme. Having the pool was a definite plus for our family. There is much to love about this beachy home! - Michele B. July 2017
Sea Gem was well maintained and pictures accurately portrayed the house. The property owner and property manager were extremely helpful and responsive to our questions. House has easy access to the beach. I used bike path on front side of house daily. The pool has pretty landscaping that provides sufficient privacy on all sides even though the pool is on the front side of the house. We would stay here again.
The Last Straw met all our needs for our vacation for 10! The kids and adults had ample room for sleeping and relaxing. The porches were loved a lot. The location to the beach and businesses was perfect. A repeat destination for certain.
Date of Stay
Jun 4, 2017
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This home was wonderful for our family of 4. It was decorated very nice, had all the necessary kitchen items we needed. The beach was a very short walk and wasn't crowded at all. The owner and property manager were great help with all questions. We didn't get to fish or kayak much due to the weather that week so our kids really enjoyed the games that were available there. We hope to be able to come again soon! Thanks so much for sharing your home! - The Marshall Family, Carrollton Ga (June 7, 2017)
Very nice spacious house with some wear and tear. Kids had fun playing on the decks and around the house. - Vitaly Z. (June 2017)
We stayed at The Last Straw when we attended our nephew's wedding in May (14 to 19). At the last minute we decided we wanted to stay on St George Island where the wedding was taking place and found this home. This property was bigger than we needed for the two of us and it was well equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen had everything you would need to prepare meals for a large family and there was even a Keurig coffee maker so we didn't have to lug ours from home.... The house was very clean with televisions in the great room and in each bedroom and there was good internet access when we needed it. We were located a couple of blocks - walking distance - to the beach (Gulf side) or in the other direction, walking distance to the bay. The weather was perfect that week and we enjoyed our stay. Because we were there before Memorial Day, there was no crowd and except for a little construction at a couple of nearby homes, there was no noise or disturbances. We were a short drive to the SGI restaurants, shops, lighthouse and State Park and enjoyed visiting them and crossing the bridge back to Apalachicola to shops and restaurants there. All in all it was a great location and a very comfortable home for our stay! - Adrianne B. (May 30, 2017)
This rental is a perfect spot in paradise. It had all of the amenities you could ever need. The pool and large sun deck were a great place to sit and relax. The screened porch was a big plus because there were no BUGS! We will definitely be returning to this rental in the future. - Austin P. (May 21, 2017)
I've rented many homes on SGI and I have to say that this was by far one of the best! Although it's not beachfront, it's a very short walk to the beach. It also has a great view from the large deck. The pool was great, loved having margaritas in the tiki lounge! Beds very comfortable. Great amenities! Would love to stay again in the future. This was the first time I rented through a VRBO as I usually use the big name company on the island. At first I was a bit nervous, but honestly Sammy handled everything perfectly including answering my questions. Great house, great management! Can't go wrong with this one! - Wandamarie S. (May 2017)
We enjoyed our stay at Sea Gem. The home is beautiful! The kids loved having the pool in the evening after spending the day in the sand. The master bathrooms had just underwent renovation and are AMAZING! The outdoor shower and fish cleaning table were convenient. Our stay was the last week in May. The first night mosquitos were not bad but the last few nights very bad. I would bring citronella candles and bug spray next time. The owners are very polite and helpful. We look forward to renting Sea Gem again. - Chad S.
Oh my Island Girl - How I will miss you! It's been a little slice of paradise here in the little house in the trees. So thankful for my time here for reflection and solitude. I want more!!! Hope to stay here again as it was PERFECT for my small footprints.
Sara T from Atlanta - Guest
Great to work with! Responsive! Houses are clean and as advertised! - Cassondra G.