Get away from it all in style! Located adjacent to the Bob Sikes Cut at the west end of the Plantation, this luxurious & spacious home is furnished in the popular ''Tommy Bahama'' style and easily accommodates more than one family. It features fantastic views of the Gulf and is privately situated amongst the Island's natural vegetation. Exceptional amenities include a new flat screen TV/DVD/Blu-ray and ipod docking station in the main living area, TVs in the bedrooms, 2 stereos, a jetted tub and high quality mattresses. Child-friendly conveniences include a high chair and crib. Kick back in the beautifully landscaped backyard and pool that ba...cks up to a private natural area within the Plantation or enjoy the outdoor hot tub. Use the fish station or outdoor shower after a day of water sports. There is a beautiful, spacious kitchen & three park-style charcoal grills for meal preparation.
*This home does not participate in the Plantation amenities program so there is no access to the community pool, fitness center or tennis courts.
Bed Sizes: 3 kings, 1 queen, 3 twins, 1 triple bunk bed (double/twin), 1 queen sleeper sofa
Outdoors: Under-house Concrete Parking; Covered Entry; Pool: 15x33 (Heated for a fee); 6-person Hot Tub; Community Boardwalk; Enclosed Outdoor Shower; Fish Cleaning Area; Double Park Grill
Left on 01/25/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | Francine Griner
Except for the unfortunate timing of the power outage that week caused by the waterspout, the family elected to stick it out and the balance of the week was again a lovely stay at St. George. The Smiley's accommodations were perfect for our family of nine. The three grandsons enjoyed the pool, Grandpa was happy for the elevator, and all adults enjoyed the hot tub! Each year we select another home to try, but Smiley's was such a winner, that we are back this summer.
Left on 01/23/2012 for a stay in March 2011 | Linda Gartner
Sgi has been a favorite of ours for almost 25 years. We have rented in the Plantation on the island exclusively. The vegetation, bike trails, the cut, etc. all make it the perfect spring break getaway.
Smiley's is on the far end of the Plantation in Casa Del Mar. This particular house is across the street from the beach but has a beautiful view from the front deck. Each afternoon happy hour was a very special time watching the waves and setting sun. The house itself is perfect for multiple couples. My only concern is the seating when wanting to watch a movie at night. There are not enough places for everyone to sit. The kitchen is well stocked and fun to cook in with everyone around! Bedrooms are lovely, bathrooms lovely! I'm renting this house again this year due to our great experience from last year.
Left on 01/12/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | MMargaret
First let me say this is not our first stay on SGI, we love it there, so this is compared to other houses, also we have a very large group. The rental management is good but the house itself is lacking. The pool is very small and is downwind of a septic tank. Plenty of room in the house but the roof leaks so the kids in the bunks got wet when it rained. The outdoor grill is ridiculously small considering the house is meant for 16, one of those tiny public park things; we did complain about this and they brought out a regular charcoal grill. Biggest disappointment was the kitchen which is so poorly equipped with utensils and cookware that it was a real challenge to prepare some things; definitely NOT a gourmet kitchen; if there is an antonym for gourmet, that's what this is. Also, there is only one refrigerator (other large houses have 2), the separate ice machine was broken, one of the burners on the stovetop was too weak to boil a big pot of water. We also got blamed for a broken glass table cover and were billed for it; we used it for a jigsaw puzzle, never did eat a meal on it.
On the plus side, the house was very clean and the rental agency was responsive when we called about the grill and the broken outdoor furniture and when we asked for measuring cups and measuring spoons. The balcony is nice & the beach is just a short walk away. The washer & dryer worked, the AC was adequate, the tv sets were fine, the showers & tubs good.
We will definitely use this agency again but we will ask more questions about any house we're considering and will be much more assertive if we are disappointed in any aspect once we arrive. We are respectful of the houses we rent and everything in them but we expect reciprocal respect in the form of value for the price we pay. Read more
Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation rental experience with us. We apologize that you felt Smiley’s Beach Getaway was lacking in several areas. Thank you for your thoughtful suggestions on what you’d like to see added to the home. With regards to the kitchen, it has been fully restocked with utensils and cookware. With regards to the leaky roof, it was inspected and no further issues have been reported. From time to time items are damaged in a home while a guest is staying with us. We apologize that the glass table broke during your stay we hope that splitting the replacement cost with you was an acceptable solution. We really appreciate the favorable comments regarding the service our company provided to you during this time. We work hard to remedy situations in a timely and professional manner and it is great to hear positive feedback. When you visit St. George Island in the future, we hope that you will give us the opportunity to find a home for you that exceeds your expectations.
Sincerely, Resort Vacation Properties
Relaxation in paradise
Left on 01/09/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Lisa
Overall the house was great. Plenty of room for the family, great ocean view and only a short walk to the beach. Quiet and safe community. Would have been nice to have extra some fridge/freezer space, but not really a big deal.
Left on 01/08/2010 for a stay in May 2009 | Bama Girl
My family has been visiting SGI for several years and renting through Resort Vacation Properties, when this past year we decided to visit another beach in the gulf area. We were very disappointed to say the least and decided to leave within 12 hours of arriving. We knew we could count on Resort Vacation Properties of SGI now that we were in a pinch, so we gave them a call and let them know the situation we were in and what we needed. They found us Smiley's Beach Getaway and they were going to be able to let us check in right away. It was the best thing that could have happened to us. Check-in was very fast and easy (as it usually is with them) and off to Smiley's we went. I can say we did not stop smiling the rest of our vacation. The house was perfect - very clean and great layout. Our favorite part was the pool area and the front porches. The beach view was great (there is an open lot across the street beach side so you have a direct view)! The cooler and bottle opener that was a welcome gift by Resort Vacation Properties also came in very handy! The only thing that we would have changed is the refrigerator - it did not cool as fast as we would have liked.
Left on 06/30/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | tmole14
The best thing that I liked about the home was the short walk to the beach. The house is mostly tiled, but has carpet in the bedrooms which is nice. The beds were comfortable. Some of the doors wouldn't shut very good. Due to the size of this home and the maximum number of guests, it would have been nice to have two living areas (one for the children). We enjoyed the small pool and hot tub (the hot tub is in a covered area so it isn't so hot in the summer). The kitchen was large and shared space with the living room. We were disappointed that the separate ice machine was not working and had to purchase a lot of ice. I recommend this home, but make sure that the ice machine works for your visit.
Left on 01/27/2009 for a stay in August 2008 | Nancy
If you're in search of an elegant home in a quiet and somewhat remote area of the island that is not beachfront - this is the one. We loved the ocean view, as well as the floorplan - it had a huge kitchen to die for. They didn't miss a thing when they furnished the kitchen. Easy walk or short drive to great fishing and beautiful sunsets on the water @ Bob Sikes Cut. A must see and do on the island.
Left on 01/16/2009 for a stay in June 2008 | Tonya Phillips
We loved this house! We had three families on vacation together and we had plenty of room! So much room in fact that one bedroom was never even used! The pool was the perfect size and the hot tub was very relaxing. The large bedrooms and bathrooms were an added bonus. We have stayed at several homes over the past 9 years and this one ranks at the top of the list!
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