#0820: USA, Florida

home exchange #0820: USA, Florida, St George IslandBeautiful St. George Island
exclusive exchange #0820: USA, FloridaSummer afternoon on the beach
home swapping #0820: USA, FloridaBoardwalk leading to beach
home exchange #0820: USA, FloridaPalm Hammock
home swap #0820: USA, FloridaView of house through the palms
trade to travel with IVHE #0820: USA, FloridaLiving room
home for exchange #0820: USA, FloridaKitchen
home exchange #0820: USA, FloridaDining room
home to exchange #0820: USA, FloridaKing bedroom
home swaps #0820: USA, Florida2nd king bedroom
home exchange travel #0820: USA, FloridaBike path
vacation home exchange #0820: USA, FloridaOyster boats
car exchange #0820: USA, FloridaJeep Wrangler and under house parking
home exchange #0820: USA, FloridaOutdoor shower

    Description

    St. George Island is a barrier island located just off North Florida's Gulf coast. The island is connected to the mainland via a 5 mile long continuous span bridge at Eastpoint, FL. This area is well known for its excellent variety of Apalachicola Bay and Gulf of Mexico fish and seafood. The island is known for being quiet and tranquil.

    Our 1st tier home exchange property, Palm Hammock, is a typical island house designed for relaxed beach living. All 4 bedrooms are on the first floor as well as 2 full bathrooms. The living room, kitchen, dining room and a full bath are on the 2nd or top floor which opens onto a wooden deck. 

    The white sand beach is accessible via a boardwalk located directly in front of the house. Wildlife is abundant - there is a large variety of sea birds including osprey, brown pelicans, gulls & terns. You are also likely to see the American Bald Eagle, they nest on the island. Sealife is also abundant. Dolphins are sighted daily and the island is a nesting site for sea turtles.

    Location

    Car needed yes
    Car available 2005 Jeep Wrangler
    Extra credits for car none

    St. George Island is in the Florida Panhandle. The St. George Plantation is on the west end of the island which is connected to the mainland via a five mile long continuous span bridge at Eastpoint, FL. The island center has a small commercial area with a gas station, a bank, grocery stores, bike and scooter rentals, beach gear rental, two small hotels, several restaurants, an adult beverage store, nature tours, kayaking, playground and public beach. The area is well know for its excellent variety of Apalachicola Bay and Gulf of Mexico fish and seafood, including the best oysters you will ever eat, scallops, grouper, flounder, redfish, snapper, trout, mullet and others. Apalachicola National Forest, Tate's Hell State Forest, and St. Vincent Wildlife Refuge offer unspoiled nature adventures.

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 1 x king double

    bedroom 3: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 4: 2 x single

    Bathrooms

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 2: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    bathroom 3: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 15 to 30
    Winter / Summer
    Cleaning included no
    $150.00

    No Smoking inside

    No Pets

    Not suitable for the elderly or infirm

    No wheelchair access

    Stairs

    Services

    Our property, Palm Hammock is located in the private, gated community of St. George Plantation.  The Plantation is on the west end of St. George Island in the Florida Panhandle. The Plantation offers a community swimming pool, three tennis courts, a 3200 foot paved privately owned/public use landing strip and miles of paved bike and walking paths. The 24/7 security staff is stationed at the entrance gate and patrols the 17 miles of roads. The beautiful clubhouse includes a fitness center which is available to guests.

    Activities

    Sports

    Swimming (on site)

    Fishing (20 minutes drive)

    Golf

    Tennis (5 minutes walk)

    Sailing (20 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (on site)

    Bicycling (on site)

    Canoe/Kayaking

    Boating /Sailing

    Other

    Shops (10 minutes drive)

    Restaurants

    Gym / Health Club (on site)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Beach (on site)

    Town (20 minutes drive)

    Country club/Resort facilities (on site)

    Getting there

    Regional airports are just two hours away: Tallahassee to the north and Panama City to the west.

    A car is absolutely necessary to get to the island center. The fishing community of Apalachicola is about a 20 minute drive across the bridge. Apalach, as the locals call it, has a number of very good restaurants and a variety of interesting shops. 

    Experience the Uncommon Florida

    Discover the simple pleasures of Old Florida. Beachcombing, birdwatching, kayaking, world-class fishing on the Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico...

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    Credits 15 to 30 per week
    Bedrooms 4
    Guests 8
    Min stay none