St George Island is one of the best kept secrets in Florida, a true hidden gem vacation destination. It is one of the few remaining Gulf Coast barrier islands with no highrise buildings and very little commercialization. Here you will find a little slice of paradise that is reminescent of old Florida before real estate and condo development took hold on the beaches. This means there is a bunch of beautiful St George Island beach house rentals available here.
Part of the reason St George Island has been able to retain it’s peaceful charm is that it is a little off the beaten path. If you are looking at flights to St George Island, the only two viable options are flying in to Tallahassee International Airport (airport code TLH) or Northwest Florida/Panama City Beach International Airport (airport code ECP). The Tallahassee airport is about an hour and a half away, while the Panama City airport is two hours away. This makes a rental car a necessity. That being said, if you are willing to take a little adventure to get here, you will be rewarded with one of the most peaceful and pristine beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Here’s our list of the overall best St George Island vacation rentals.
5. Vitamin Sea, a 3BR Beachfront St George Island House Rental
The first beach house on our list is called Vitamin Sea. This 3BR St George Island vacation rental is a a great value and gets outstanding reviews. Located on the Eastern edge of the island, the beach here is about as quiet and peaceful as it gets. Most restaurants on the island are located near the bridge from the mainland, which is a 5 minute drive from this house. Our favorite SGI restaurant is The Blue Parrot Beachfront Cafe (https://www.blueparrotsgi.com/).
This beachfront house is rated to sleep 8, with two king bedrooms and a bedroom with two sets of bunk beds. This is by far the best value on this list. That being said, it isn’t going to blow you away with luxury. If you are more interested in having a clean, cozy space to relax in after a long day on the beach than having marble bathrooms; you won’t find a better deal on St George Island. Average Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (15+ Reviews) Check Pricing and Availability of Vitamin Sea on VRBO
4. Made in the Shade, a 4BR Beachfront St George Island Beach House with Private Pool
Made in the Shade is one of the few St George Island rentals that is both beachfront and has a pool. There are a handful of rentals with pools on SGI, but one on the beach is rare. This house is just West of the area of the island that has most of the restaurants and shops. If you rent bikes (several great rental companies on the island), you bike in a few minutes to get groceries, shop, or eat at any of the awesome restaurants from this location.
We love the huge covered deck with panoramic ocean views off the second floor of the house. Both Master bedroom suites open to this deck and beautiful views. The house is rated to sleep 10, with 2 master king suites, a 3rd bedroom with a queen, and the 4th bedroom has bunk beds. The open floor plan living room and kitchen offer plenty of space for large groups to stretch out. The beach is mere steps off the lower pool deck, and this is another area that is just far enough away from public beach accesses to make it feel like a private beach. Average Review Score: 4.9/5.0 (40+ Reviews) Check Pricing and Availability of Made in the Shade on VRBO
3. Island Breeze, a Luxury 5BR St George Island Vacation Rental
This luxury 5 bedroom SGI vacation rental is located on the far West end of the island. The beach here is always quiet, even during busier times of the year. The downside to this is it isn’t really walkable or bikeable to shops or restaurants. This house is beautifully decorated with high end furnishings and appliances. There is a ton of seating in the large kitchen providing a great space for cooking in with large groups. There is a variety of seafood markets on the island where you can purchase local fresh caught seafood to cook on your own. There’s actually a fish cleaning station under the house if you want to clean your own catch.
The Island Breeze is rated to sleep 14 people, making it a perfect spot for a multiple family trip. 3 of the 5 master suites face the ocean and open up to the deck. The kitchen and living room also face the ocean with walls of windows. The lower level patio is equipped with a lounge area and wet bar with a refrigerator right off the beach. Also right off the patio is an outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. This is a great St George Island vacation rental for those who are looking for a high end house on an extremely quiet stretch of sugar sand beach. Average Review Score: 4.9/5.0 (30+ Reviews) Check Pricing and Availability of Island Breeze on VRBO
2. Fishy Fishy, a Newly Renovated 4BR St George Island Beach House Rental
Fishy Fishy is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom beachfront rental house that was just completely renovated. They actually have a YouTube video of the house to give you a more detailed view: Fishy Fishy St George Island on YouTube We’ve seen many newly renovated vacation rentals that go back on the rental market in our history of running this website. This is far and away the most well done and beautiful renovation we have ever seen.
From the brand new marble showers to the custom commercial kitchen appliances, everything about Fishy Fishy is incredibly high end. This is an extremely sought after rental, with only scattered dates available even a year out. If you are interested in booking this house, it’s not likely that you are going to be successful booking last minute (unless there is a cancellation). It should come as no surprise that this house earns our first unblemished 5.0/5.0 average rating on this St George Island list. Average Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (45+ Reviews) Check Pricing and Availability of Fishy Fishy on VRBO
1. Isle Dream, a 6BR Beachfront St George Island Mansion Rental
We finally made it to the end of our list, saving the best for last. Isle Dream is the crown jewel of the St George Island rental market, a true beachfront mansion. With 6 bedrooms (sleeps 16), this SGI beach house can accommodate even the largest of groups without feeling cramped. We are going to change it up and let the pictures do the talking on this one, this house deserves it. Average Review Score: 5.0/5.0 (7+ Reviews) Check Pricing and Availability of Isle Dream on VRBO
Thanks for reading and happy islanding!