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!

Never a Dull Sunset

Living or vacationing on St. George Island is a truly unique experience.  There are some vacations that just don’t seem as good the second time around.  St. George is not one of those places.

There’s something about the sunsets here.  Sunsets everywhere are beautiful, but the cool waters of the Apalachicola River meeting the warm waters of the gulf create spectacular clouds that float over calm waters.  There’s something extra quiet and calming about a sunset on St. George, too.  There’s no distracting traffic and life moves a little slower.

No matter how long we live here, we never seem to get tired of seeing those sunsets.

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the most popular spot for viewing sunsets on the island is overlooking the bay between the welcome sign and the bridge.

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it’s always good to share a sunset memory with the ones you love.

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the st. george island state park gives you a glimpse of how the sunsets looked on the island before the first settlers arrived.

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sunset is a great time to spot fish jumping in the water. dolphins can be particularly active at this time as well.