Panoramic Bayfront Home 1.5 blocks to Ranked Gulf Beach:25% off 9/7-11/4

Sleeping Accommodations: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

Bedding Information: 2 Queens, 2 twins

Heron Now is a comfortable bayfront St. George Island Vacation Rental located on beautiful Apalachicola Bay. The large deck offers seabreezes and a private panoramic overlook of the bay and estuarine reserve. You have the same view from inside the house and even from the updated kitchen.

Heron Now has the best of both vacation worlds:the gulf coast beaches and the beautiful bayside marsh. The spacious gulf coast beach is only 1.5 blocks away via easy public access. There you can swim in the waves, fish the surf, or lounge among sand castles. Heron Now adjoins the bayside world of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Reserve which provides one mile of undeveloped bayshore waterfront to explore by foot or boat. Bring your canoes and kayaks(or rent locally) because there is bay access. Bring your fishing gear because the bay is full of sea trout, redfish, and mulllet. Bring your camera and binoculars because every hike or paddle will bring a new discovery.



St. George Island is a world class birding, naturalist,and fishing destination.Experience it from the deck of Heron Now, or walk the adjoining reserve or nearby beach, or use Heron Now as base for eco-adventures to nearby natural features such as St George Island State Park, St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge, and Apalachicola National Forest.

The nearby town of Apalachicola is a Victorian fishing port which offers upscale restaurants and walking tours of its Victorian houses. The town and
the surrounding area are featured in two National Geographic books: Guide to Small Town Escapes and America's Hidden Corners.


  • Air Conditioned
  • Barbecue-Charcoal
  • Deck
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace
  • Full Kitchen
  • No Smoking
  • No Pets

Appliances:

  • Ceiling Fans
  • CD Player
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Range
  • Cookware
  • Dish Washer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Washer/Dryer

Activities:

  • Bike Rentals
  • Boat Rentals/Charters
  • Canoeing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Kayaking

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Property Reviews

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May 17, 2009
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We could not have picked a better place to spend our honeymoon! We spent our days hiking and riding our bikes. As amateur bird watchers and nature lovers the state park and deck at Heron Now were amazing. We look forward to our next visit to Heron Now.
April 18, 2009
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This is our second visit to Heron Now... We had another excellent visit...We are already planning our next adventure to Heron Now.

March 20, 2009
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Thank you for sharing this splendid piece of the planet. The birds, the water, the trees-- a sacred place.

November 10, 2008
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We've been busy with Christmas preparations since getting back but I didn't want to forget to thank you for our sublime month at Heron Now. Wow! What a special place! My mind goes back often to the scene off the deck of the bayou and the bay. And the air was so clean and easy to breath--I think if we lived there all the time we would all be so much healthier. We're very grateful for that lovely experience of a whole month in that sweet-sweet place.
December 8, 2007 Christina
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This is a beautiful home with breath-taking views. We could not have had a more incredible vacation.


October 26, 2007
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The house is comfortable;the view amazing.We really enjoyed the bay shore, tide pools as well as the gulf beaches.

August 25, 2007 Chuck, Audrey, Molli
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Had a wonderful time during our first visit to SGI- will be back! The house is in a great location- we loved the easy walk to the beach
July 13, 2007
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Thanks for allowing us to rent your wonderful home. It is definitely the best on the island

November 10, 2006
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We will come back to Florida in february next year and we would have liked to spend another week on SGI. But we found your house completely booked for this month.
What a pity!
We are now looking for another house, but Heron Now was so great that it will not be easy to find an equal one.
I'm so sorry.

June 16, 2006
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Thank you so much for this most wonderful of houses, locations, and opportunities for rest, restoration, and adventure! My words can't tell you how much this wonderful week and this house have meant. Thanks for sharing it.
April 28, 2006
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This is the second year that we came to Heron Now. We truly love this place. The view is outstanding, but what I appreciate is how quiet it is and how dark it is at night.
March 21, 2006
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We have been vacationing in the Apalachicola area since 1990. This is considered our second home and upon retirement, it will be. We have stayed in many houses on the island. Heron Now has offered a wonderful view of the Bay and peaceful haven on the island.

March 11, 2006 Mike, Jennie, Dave, Emily,
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We all had a wonderful time in this perfect little niche... Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us-- its the best on the island. We will surely be back...

Rental Rates

Season Begin End Daily Weekly Monthly Min. Stay
Fall 8/14/2011 11/5/2011 - $890.00 - 3
Winter 11/5/2011 3/3/2012 $150.00 $667.00 $2,000.00 3
Spring 3/3/2012 5/14/2011 - $990.00 - 7
Summer 5/19/2012 8/18/2012 - $1,090.00 - 7

Other Information:

Owner Comments:
During Spring/Summer/Thanksgiving/Christmas rental period is 7 night blocks only with Saturday as turn day. Winter weekly holiday rate is $800/wk 3 night minimum stay is available certain times of low season Monthly rental(4 wk) November-February $2000/month
Payment Options:
Visa, MasterCard, Money Order
Deposits:
Deposit: Payment: To confirm your reservation a deposit of 50% will be required within 14 days of placing the reservation. The balance must be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. In the event of a last minute reservation (within 14 days of arrival) your total must be prepaid to confirm your reservation. Each property requires a security deposit. Your security deposit can be held on a major credit card, or if paid in cash, will be refunded at the end of each month. This deposit may be used to cover damages to the property due to the actions of the Tenant, items missing from the property, delinquent rent, late check-out charges, extraordinary cleaning charges, missing keys, pets, etc. This deposit is not a waiver of our right to charge for damages in excess of the amount of the deposit.
Tax: 9%
Cancellations and Refunds: If you need to cancel your reservation, you must do so 30 days prior to arrival for a refund(60 days for monthly rentals). If you need to cancel within 30 days of arrival, you will receive a refund only if we are able to re-rent the property
Other Fees: reservation fee $69.55; linens included
Check In: 4:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Rates and terms are subject to change without notice.
Unless otherwise specified, rates shown are in US Dollars (USD).

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