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“Nice beachfront view for a 1st tier location!”

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
St. George Island, Florida

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tfrielin
Tallahassee, Florida
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“Good House--Just Needs Some Sprucing Up”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

First of all let me say we had a good experience at Sun Treader: Good location in the Plantation, good value for the money, good layout. Overall we were happy with the property and probably would stay there again. What follows should be taken as constructive criticism from someone who watches many (too many?) home improvement shows on TV and just wants to see a good property restored to pristine status.

First, you enter on to astro turf-covered steps on the lower stairs--not a good first impression, but understanable as a way to trap sand and dirt as you enter. But once in the house the carpet was really worn and stained. It really needs replacement in the living area and master bedroom, especially. Tile would be better than replacing this carpet (like in the tiled kitchen).

Bedrooms were great. Only thing in the master was the odd placement of the sink/vanity outside the bathroom/shower and tub, giving the bedroom a motel-like quality. But on the plus side, you didn't fog the mirror when you showered! Separated bedroom plan was also great--on opposite ends of the main floor; good for privacy.

The refridgerator was also very old--it worked ok, but was rusty and not very appealing to look at. Washer and dryer were likewise functional, but also look like they'd been there siince about 1982. Not so bad with these since you didn't have to look at them, but the fridge tended to ruin the look of the kitchen.

Outside, the screens and their framing on both porches were torn and some of the framing was rotting--could use a total makeover. And the exterior siding was in need of a good pressure washing and then a good staining job before further weathering requires actual siding replacement.

And if you were expecting to make use of the fish cleaning station, you would have been out of luck--the sink and taps were rusted and non-functional, the counter pretty well rotted, and the whole thing needs to be replaced.

But the park-style grill was brand new--I clearly was the first one ever to light a fire in it and it was great for grilling our traditional hot dogs.

Perhaps the best room was the upstairs with the great view of the gulf and a good working fireplace which we took advantage of since we stayed in January.

Overall, it was a positive experience--any house on the island, especially in the Plantation, can't be all bad. Fix this one up a bit and it will be a great house.

P.S. We were concerned after reading in an earlier review about roaches in the house. We relayed our concerns to the rental agency who assured us they would spray the house and obviously did as we saw no roaches or any other bugs or critters--good job Resort Vavation Properties.

Date of stay: January 2013
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Liked best: Location in the Plantation and cat friendly house
Liked least: Tired look overall
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Texas
Reviewed October 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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Texas
Reviewed October 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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GA
Reviewed April 1, 2011 for a stay in September 2010
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Date of stay: September 2010
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South Georgia
Reviewed March 28, 2011 for a stay in December 2010
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Date of stay: December 2010
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Indiana
Reviewed March 25, 2011 for a stay in November 2010

Date of stay: November 2010
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Management Response
Mar 25, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to share your vacation rental feedback with us. We apologize that Sun Treader did not meet your expectations in several ways. We are sorry that there was trouble with the dishwasher during your visit. It was replaced after your stay & no further issues have been reported. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The toilet was also repaired after your visit & is in good working condition at this time. We would’ve been more than happy to send someone down to steam clean the carpets if you had let us know of your dissatisfaction. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you ever need assistance, we’re always glad to try & make your stay more enjoyable in any way we can. Again, we apologize that this home did not meet your expectations. Should you choose to visit St. George Island again in the future, we hope you will allow us to serve your vacation rental needs.
Cordially, Resort Vacation Properties
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Atlanta
Reviewed June 3, 2010 for a stay in May 2010

Date of stay: May 2010
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Traveling group: Family (extended)
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our request for feedback. We are so pleased that Sun Treader met your needs well & that you, the parents & the dog had a nice visit. We apologize that the sofa bed mattress didn’t meet your expectations. The mattresses have been recently steam cleaned and no further issues have been reported. We value your patronage and look forward to having you back as our guests again soon.
Cordially, Resort Vacation Properties
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