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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
St. George Island, Florida

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Jefftea1
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Wonderful Family Vacation”
Reviewed August 2, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Anna Lee’s Place is not perfect, but the time that we spent there on our family vacation was nearly perfect. This spacious and comfortable rental is conveniently located on the bay side of SGI. Considering all of the amenities and the amazing views of the bay, Anna Lee’s Place is truly a bargain.

Starting at ground level, two cars can park under the house and be protected from the both the hot sun and rain. Moving luggage, groceries and beach gear in and out of the house was a breeze with the inside elevator. The small room just outside the elevator door was very convenient for storing our beach chairs, canopy and heavy gear. There is also an outdoor shower and fish cleaning station located under the house.

The home was spacious enough to easily accommodate our extended family of 6 adults and 3 children. The main floor (second story) consists of a living room, dining room, kitchen, ½ bath and a master bedroom (1 king bed) with a private bathroom – including a Jacuzzi tub and walk-in closet. The open floor plan made it possible to prepare meals and still be connected with anyone relaxing in the living room or at the dining room table. The kitchen has a walk-in pantry large enough to easily store more than a week’s worth of groceries. Although the kitchen has nice counters, some of the appliances, pots and pans, dishes and utensils are starting to show their age. However, it contained everything that we needed to prepare and serve all of our meals. It was also very convenient to have tile throughout the main floor. Cleaning up after young children and the unavoidable sand was quick and easy.

The third floor is carpeted and consists of three additional bedrooms and three full bathrooms. There is another master bedroom (1 queen bed) with a nice private bathroom. The kid’s room contains a bunk bed with a trundle (3 twin beds) and a crib. The last bedroom contains two beds (1 twin bed and 1 queen bed). The washer and dryer are also conveniently located on the third floor. There are ample TV’s and DVD players in the bedrooms and living room to keep everyone entertained. WiFi is also available throughout the house – although those accustomed to fast cable Internet service may find it a bit slow.

Moving back outside the house, there is a nice front porch with chairs and a swing. Our group enjoyed spending time on the back porch. It has a table and four chairs that we used for eating outside, crafting and playing games. Several other comfortable chairs were ideal for watching the amazing sunsets over the bay. There is also a large hammock on the back porch. Unfortunately, it has a gaping hole and really should be replaced. However, the hole was not too large to prevent us from using the hammock. We still enjoyed the occasional catnap or gentle, relaxing swing with the kids. Finally, and most importantly, the back porch is completely screened. We were never bothered by bugs at any time of day or night.

Stairs off the back porch lead to the backyard which overlooks the bay. There really should be a landing at the top of the stairs. It can be awkward to open the screen door while standing on the stairs. The pool is just a few short steps from the bottom of the stairs. It is also completely screened – an absolute necessity when swimming on the bay side of the island at night. The pool is larger than many that we saw online or noticed while driving in the area. The water temperature was always perfect. Some of the tiles around the pool have fallen off and need to be reattached, but that is a completely cosmetic issue. We had a great time playing in the pool with the kids and taking relaxing swims at night.

There is a standard park-style grill just a few feet from the pool where we cooked several meals for our group. Beyond the grill is a short path that leads to the dock. We enjoyed sitting on the bench at the end of the dock and watching the sunset. We also spent hours with the kids in the bay during low tide. They had a great time exploring the sandbars and finding shells and crabs that live in the shallow water.

Quite frankly, Miss Anna Lee is a charming Southern Belle in need of a little TLC. However, the minor, superficial cosmetic imperfections are far outweighed by the wonderful amenities at a reasonable price. We only stayed for one short week, but we have memories of Anna Lee’s Place that will last a lifetime.

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Liked best: The screened porch and pool.
Liked least: The hole in the hammock and slow Internet
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Reviewed October 4, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Reviewed May 24, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

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Reviewed March 15, 2012 for a stay in July 2011

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Reviewed January 23, 2012 for a stay in June 2011

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Reviewed January 28, 2009 for a stay in October 2008

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