Where to Stay for Great Fishing on St. George Island

Collins Vacation Rentals has a home to fit your fishing needs!

While our whole island is an angler’s paradise, Collins can match you with the perfect home to take your fishing game up a notch. From easy beach access, to private docks, to deepwater canals, and–of course–the perfect kitchen for cooking the catch of the day!

We have lots of great bay front and canal front homes–many with private docks or dock access for your convenience.

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the dock at Wild Child

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fish cleaning sink and dock view at Avid Angler

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community dock for the homes at Kinja Bay

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view of the dock from screened cabana at On the Waterfront

Ready to fish but favor casting from the shore? St. George Island’s miles of beach allow for hassle-free fishing. For a quiet fishing experience, our State Park allows anglers to fish for flounder, redfish, sea trout, pompano, whiting, Spanish mackerel and other fish off the beach or in the bay, and has two boat ramps for guest use.

So grab your poles and head down to the shore!

your chance to share what makes st. george island unique

Every year, Collins Vacation Rentals hosts a Viewfinder’s Photo Contest. Winners receive great prizes, and all participants have the chance of seeing their photographs published on our website, social media, or in our annual Rental Guide.

Here is a sampling of some of our favorite entries from past contests!

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This year’s prizes include:

  • First Place: a $200 credit towards your next stay with us ($200 Value)
  • Second Place: a $100 credit towards your next stay with us ($100 Value)
  • Third Place: a $50 credit towards your next stay with us ($50 Value)

2016 Photo Contest Guidelines

  1. Date to begin submitting photos is January 1, 2016.
  2. We invite our guests of Collins Vacation Rentals, Inc. to submit photographs of your favorite memories of St. George Island.
  3. Entries should be JPEG format, between 1MB and 5MB in size. Photos should be uploaded through this web page.
  4. Please include your name, mailing address, phone number and email address and check the box telling us you have read and agree to our Photo Release Guidelines.
  5. Professional photographers are not eligible to win the contest, but are welcome to submit photos for consideration.
  6. The deadline to submit photos is October 15th, 2016.

Click here to learn more about our photo contest and to submit your entry!

 

Island Locations: 300 Ocean Mile

Want the beach experience but don’t want to rent a whole house? 300 Ocean Mile may be the perfect fit for you!

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300 Ocean Mile features a variety of townhomes with a range of minimum night stays, making this location great for a weekend getaway. Great pools, community boardwalks to the beach, grills, private decks, and more will make your vacation special.

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300 Ocean Mile is located close to the state park, so bring your bike (or rent one from our island shops) and enjoy a trip to the gorgeous, natural park.

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Click here to learn more about 300 Ocean Mile!

Family Adventures on St. George Island

Ready to have an adventure during your next beach vacation? Check out our great local options for adding some fun to your St. George Island stay!

Journeys of St. George Island offers everything you need for kayaking and SUP, and offers golf cart rentals as well. The Journeys team offers kayak trips, sunset cruises, and chartered fishing trips as well!

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Island Adventures offers bike rentals and surreys for the family so you can make the most of St. George Island’s beautiful bike trails. 

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The State Park offers the perfect setting for hiking and exploring. Beautiful, pristine beaches, trails, and beach waters are great for both adventuring and relaxation! Shelters and grilling areas allow the adventure to last all day.

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Welcome New Homes!

Spring is in the air and here at Collins, we are celebrating some of our great new homes!

Welcome Lollygaggin’

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In search of a vacation home that puts you front and center on SGI’s gorgeous white sand beaches? Check out Lollygaggin’! This beautifully furnished with great views and amenities including two master suites (one with a morning kitchen).

Click here to view Lollygaggin’!

Welcome Camp Champ

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If you are looking for a quiet, private home for your escape, look no further than Camp Champ! This secluded home has tons of amenities including a beautiful pool and, while surrounded by lush trees, is only a short distance from the beach and Plantation clubhouse. Click here to view Camp Champ!

Welcome Sunrise Point

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This gorgeous beachfront getaway features beautiful views, large porches and sundecks, and great conveniences such as covered parking and a hotel-style ice maker. Click here to view Sunrise Point!

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Spring. It’s that freshness, that joy, that break from winter at last. Here on SGI, spring is all around!

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Spring Break is a great time to for a quick getaway to St. George. Nothing helps you relax and escape the hustle and bustle like a walk on the beach, a quiet ride down the bike path, or a day of fun boating on the bay or gulf.

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Ready to escape? Check out some of our specials to get the ball rolling!

2016 Rental Guide

Our 2016 Rental Guide is now here! This year’s issue is jam packed with important information, beautiful images of St. George Island, and tons of great homes.

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Click here to request your copy, or experience an interactive version online.

Thanksgiving by the Sea

Thanksgiving is a special time on St. George Island.  Far away from the hustle and bustle and Black Friday lines, families come to St. George to tune out from their everyday worries and to focus on friends and family.

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Whether you are planning a big meal with the extended family, or a small, casual get together, you’ll find a wide array of homes to suit your needs.

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lots of counter space and a beach view in the kitchen at lazy gator

seating for the whole family at amelia

seating for the whole family at amelia

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Cook a traditional meal, or pick up a ready made feast from one of our local grocery stores.  Or, if you are interested in making Thanksgiving a little more coastal, enjoy a great local seafood recipe like this low country boil from the book A Taste of St. George Island:

Low Country Shrimp Boil

8 to 10 red potatoes
1/4 cup salt
2 packets Old Bay seasoning
6 lemons, cut into halves
10 to 12 ears of corn, cut into halves
4 onions, cut into quarters
2 pounds andouille or kielbasa
5 pounds shrimp, deveined

Fill a 3-gallon or larger stockpot halfway with water.  Add the potatoes, salt and Old Bay seasoning and bring to a boil.  Squeeze the lemon juice into the water, then add the lemons.  Boil for 10 minutes longer.  Add the corn, onions and sausage and boil for 10 minutes.  Add the shrimp and boil for 1 minute or until the shrimp turn pink, drain.  Spoon into a shallow bowl.  Place newspapers on the table and have plenty of paper towels available–easy cleanup!  Serve with drawn butter and cocktail sauce.  Serves 10.

No matter how you slice it, SGI has something great to offer this holiday season.  See you at the beach!