This upscale beachfront home offers all of the amenities you'll need for a memorable family vacation. Gorgeous wood floors, an open living/dining/kitchen area and four bedrooms are all located on the first level. The living room boasts a large flat screen TV and DVD player to enjoy an evening movie or step out on the furnished covered deck to take pleasure in the panoramic Gulf views or to enjoy an evening of stargazing. A stereo with an iPod docking station is also provided. In the cooler months, take some time to relax around the gas fireplace for a cup of hot cocoa and some warm conversation. The spectacular kitchen offers stainless applia...nces, granite counters, a large pantry, wet bar with icemaker and all the supplies you'll need to prepare fabulous seafood dinners. Two bedrooms are Gulf front master suites and two additional bunk rooms are perfect for the kids. Each of these bedrooms has wonderful views of the Gulf, access to a furnished covered deck, a flat screen TV and a DVD player. The second level boasts two Gulf front master suites with flat screen TVs and access to a furnished deck with stunning beach views. (Sorry, the elevator does not access the second level.) Take a dip in the sparkling pool or catch some rays poolside on the furnished deck. The white sandy beaches and clear Gulf waters are just steps away via your own private boardwalk.
Bed Sizes: 4 kings, 3 triple bunk beds (3 doubles/3 twins), 1 bunk bed (2 twins)
Outdoors: Under-house Concrete Parking; Pool: 9x22 (Heated for a fee); Private Boardwalk; Enclosed Hot/Cold Outdoor Shower; Fish Cleaning Area; Park-style Grill; Gas Grill
Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | married in st george
We had a few minor problems when we arrived, but they were quickly taken care of by Resort Vacations. We got married on the beach in front of the house and had the reception in the house and the rehearsal dinner in the very nice parking area under the house. It was absolutely perfect for us and our group. The 4 bedrooms with king beds and private baths as well as the other 2 bedrooms with bunk beds that had double bottom bunks was also great for our group and we were never crowded in the least. We would definitely recommend this house for 4 couples or families with kids and would rent it again. The elevator from ground to the first floor was very nice for my eldery mother as well as loading and unloading the vehicles. The pool and area around it were lovely with very nice furniture.
Spruce Pine, AL
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | The Sornberger's
We hesitated to review our stay, simply because we didn't want the secret to get out! Our stay was perfect, no complaints. We will definitely return! Read more
Response from Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island - 09/17/2010
Thank you for sharing your rental experience with us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your vacation on St. George Island and your stay at Best Ever. We are delighted that you found the home to be "paradise." We value your patronage and look forward to having you as our guest again soon.
Sincerely, Resort Vacation Properties
This house is truly the 'Best Ever'.
Left on 06/04/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Susan R
We have vacationed to St George for the past 20 years, and each year we stay in a different house. This is the first house that all the kids and family members want to come back to...again and again. Read more
Response from Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island - 08/19/2010
Thank you for sharing your rental experience with us. We are so pleased that you have continually enjoyed your vacations on St. George Island and your most recent stay at Best Ever. We are absolutely delighted that all the family members want to come back "again and again." We value your patronage and look forward to having you as our guest again soon. Be sure to check our website regularly for new specials and early booking discounts.
Sincerely, Resort Vacation Properties
Best ever is truly best ever
Left on 06/03/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | Elaine
Wonderful week, We have stayed at Best Ever before
and enjoy it so much. No complaints except I was surprised there was not a comment card let from Resort Vacation company. No welcome gift or note from the agency or the maid card but a nice basket from the owners.
The only thing that needed attending to was one of the new sofas had blood on the back of it as well as one of the throw cushions. But with the print of the couch, it could hae been easily overlooked.
The only other comment about something that would help
the rentors is the thermostats are hard to figure out how to
use them and it was either too hot or too cold. A clear
concise note by the thermostat explaing how it works would
be most helpful.
Otherwise the visit , the view, the food, the experience was
fantastic and we look forward to coming back in the fall.
Thanks for the chance to comment. Read more
Response from Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island - 05/07/2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are absolutely delighted that you found Best Ever so well suited to your needs. Five star reviews always make us feel so good. We apologize that the comment card & welcome gift were not left for you. We will address this with the inspection staff to be sure all members have clear instructions. Should you ever need a comment card we always have copies available in our offices. We regret that a cleaning item was missed on the couch. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call if you ever experience a housekeeping deficiency. We’d prefer to correct any issues while you’re still here. Thank you for the thoughtful suggestion about the thermostats. We have passed your comments on to the homeowners for their review & consideration. We are pleased to inform you that this home has been completely refurnished & redecorated since your summer 2010 visit. It has been decorated in a luxurious island style with plush furnishings and all the extras you’ll need for a fabulous family vacation. Thank you again for sharing your comments with us, we appreciate your patronage & look forward to having you back as our guests again soon.
Resort Vacation Properties
The best birthday
Left on 01/07/2010 for a stay in September 2009 | CazD
A group of my friends stayed at the Best Ever for my
birthday in September. We had the best time, low key,
comfortable, beautiful stay. the house has almost
everything we needed. I we were disappointed with
anything it's that we didn't catch any fish ;-)
Left on 12/15/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | Grammy
We have stayed at Best Ever seversl times and love the house and pool. We love that it is on the bike path and there is enough room so that we can all eat at once. The kitchen is well equiped. We only wish it had a better grill outside.
Left on 12/15/2009 for a stay in November 2008 | Robin
The stay was great. Pool heater broke and took 2 days to fix (we had paid extra to have the pool heated). All kitchen utensils had to be washed because were dirty. Rooms were nice and spacious. Great having a bathroom for each bedroom. Beautiful view. Read more
Response from Resort Vacation Properties of St. George Island - 03/09/2010
Thank you for taking the time to share your 2007 vacation rental experience with us. We are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay at Best Ever. We apologize that you experienced some trouble with the pool heater during your stay and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you or your guests. When equipment malfunctions we make every effort to have it repaired as soon as possible. One of the challenges of living on a barrier island is that parts have to be ordered & repair companies have to travel a longer distance, so what may be routine at home can often be an adventure here. Should you choose to vacation on St. George Island in the future, we hope you will allow us to serve your vacation needs.
Cordially, Resort Vacation Properties
Left on 12/14/2009 for a stay in April 2009 | Leebanks
We enjoyed the number of bedrooms with private baths. However, there was limited gathering space for our entire group.
GREAT house for family vacation!
Left on 01/29/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | Happy grandparents
We had a great week with our children & grandchildren!! We have been going to St. George for about 5 years but this was the 1st time we stayed at "Best Ever". It was great!
Everyone had their own space and we throughly enjoyed all the amenities the house offered.
"Best Ever" Wedding
Left on 01/27/2009 for a stay in April 2008 | Ruger#1
I rented the Best Ever as my wedding gift to my son and his fiancee, because they wanted to have a Beach wedding, close to my son's hometown, Tallahassee.
The wedding was held there on the beach, and the reception was held at the beach house. My son, who just happens to bein a wheelchair, and the bride's family all came down from New York and Rhode Island. (This included her two young children from a previous marriage)
The house was perfectly laid out for the
reception dinner. Everything we needed, we found in the kitchen. The traffic flowed smoothly from the dinning area, living area, and onto the porch areas.
My husband and I stayed with the newly wedded couple and our new grandchildren for the entire week.
We all had our own private areas of the house, but there was plenty of room for us all to be together when we wanted to.
Everyone loved the house - and we all hope to return in the not-too-distant future.
It was definitely "The Best Ever".
I would definitely recommend it for a wonderful vacation - or, for a wonderful Beach wedding!
St. Louis, Missouri
Family Vacation Summer 2008
Left on 01/27/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | Suchanek Family
We liked the house but felt for the money it was a bit overpriced. We have rented many beach houses in the Florida Panhandle and this house did not live up to the our expectations based on the houses that we had rented in the past. It was average but needed many repairs. We could not open many of the drawers to store our clothes, the house was in need of painting, the deck furniture was broken and just plain dirty. It was very roomy and we had a large group so the size met our needs. It was on the beach which was great. We felt for the money we paid the house would have been in much better condition.
Ann Marie Ross
Good times at St. George Island
Left on 01/17/2009 for a stay in November 2008 | Ann Marie Ross
The house was very clean and fully stocked with cooking utensils, serving pieces, and linens. It was obvious that the property is well maintained and very lovely. It was a perfect place to spend Thanksgiving with my whole family.
Access to the beach was amazing - as close to the beach as you could get.
The pool was small, and it would have been nice if it were larger. Also, there perhaps could have been a better selection of seating on the porch rather than the plastic upright chairs.
st louis, mo
Left on 01/16/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | wood family
st george island is very beautiful in itself. the house had everything we needed and was very relaxing. the proximity to the beach was just marvelous. the 5 king beds were most comfy and having the pool for the kids was a great touch, even though it was not very large. fishing was good. we all had an excellent time. 7 adults and 4 kids from 4yrs. to 9 yrs.
thank you so much
Paradise Away From Home
Left on 01/16/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | Best Ever
I had no complaints about the house.
It really was Best Ever. My problems
were with the miscommunication over
housekeeping. I booked for 2 weeks,
Dec 20- Jan 3. At checkin I asked about maid service at the end of the first week. bed changing, restock towels, etc. Front desk said
I was entitled to it free of charge
since I was staying 2 weeks. When Friday came and I called housekeeping, they said they would come but I would have to pay for it.
So I said no way not at 600 plus $ per day am I paying any extra. I told them to drop off a change of bedclothes and towels and I would be my own maid......
I love the house and my family does too but this time has left a bad
taste in my mouth about Resort V. P.
I had always used COllins rental before renting Best Ever for the
first time in August 2008, and loved the house so much we came
back for Christmas.
Other housekeeping duties were neglected in the house. All mirrors
were dirty, furniture needed dusting. Multiple lightbulbs were
out in bathrooms, showers. Sofas and
shams are filthy, need cleaning badly. The arm covers and shams were
so bad, we took them off while we
were using the house.
But say again the house is lovely and we enjoyed all the conveniences
it had even if the housekeeping was not up to Best Ever standards.
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