Island tour

Explore Beach Dreams at the St. George Island Tour of Homes

The 10th Annual St. George’s Island Homes Tour will take place on Saturday, February 12 and will open six unique island residences to the public, giving visitors a view of island life. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are available online at sgitourofhomes.com or at the Lighthouse Gift Shop in the center of St. George Island. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the visit.

Tour houses showcase the island’s distinct architecture, decor, landscape, and vistas, from the gated plantation of St. George in the west to the magnificent gulf views on the east end.

Activities in Tallahassee:Rock into February with British blues and Broadway tunes

Trout Lily:A magic carpet of flowers will soon bloom at Wolf Creek Preserve near Cairo

Breweries:Opening of Blountstown Beer Co. next week, Amicus still plans to brew | Around the Brew Bend

“Grand view” is a newly remodeled beachfront home in the East End with eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms that exemplifies luxury relaxation for a large family. A coastal family retreat with plenty of indoor and outdoor gathering space. Highlights include a state-of-the-art open kitchen, poolside cabana, and ground-level cellar.

“The walk” is an idyllic home to relax and entertain in stylish comfort with friends and family. This newly built luxury three-bedroom, four-bathroom property is located in the heart of the island with ocean and bay views from every angle. If you love modern coastal design, this home will have you dreaming of a beach house.

“May Kumquat” is a beautifully appointed new beachfront home in Plantation St. George. It features a beautiful pool that overlooks the turquoise Gulf of Mexico and a light and airy coastal interior that will soothe your soul. With six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms and substantial decks overlooking the sand and sea, there is plenty of space for everyone to relax and unwind.

“Carbo House” is a private family home on the plantation with seven bedrooms, eight baths, two half baths, and a bunk room with adjoining playroom for the little ones. The architect, builder and designer worked with the owners to carefully design the home with both secluded spaces for relaxation and gathering spaces for gathering and spending time with family and friends. The pool and Louisiana-style summer kitchen are a sight to behold and provide every amenity possible for entertaining.

The third house of the Plantation is “Finally home” an idyllic example of full-time bayside living. The expansive screened back porches are the perfect place to relax with a good book and enjoy the view of the canal, bay and flower garden. A short walk to the end of the wharf is rewarded with front row seats to admire beautiful sunsets over the island. The house is lovingly filled with antiques that each have their own story.

“Camellia Cottage” is a private family home situated on a beautifully wooded lot in the Plantation. Highlights include four bedrooms and four and a half baths, gas fireplace, screened-in pool, multiple covered patios and screened-in porches, and great gulf views. The privacy created by the palm hammock and exquisite unique trees makes this a secluded escape from the island.

A few additions/changes will take place on the 2022 Tour. This year the tour will include a stop at the Plantation Resort Village Clubhouse and Pool Complex instead of the Magnolia Clubhouse as is often the case.

The St. George <a class=Island Tour of Homes is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association, a Florida nonprofit corporation that preserves, maintains, and promotes the lighthouse.”/>

The featured art exhibit will be by professional artist Cory Wright, who will not only exhibit his work at the Resort Village Clubhouse, but will also paint outdoors in Lighthouse Park during the tour. Cory graciously donated an original painting to be raffled off to benefit the St. George Lighthouse Association.

Additionally, there will be old lighthouse tower windows that have been painted by several local artists that will be raffled off during the tour.

Due to lack of space, the Friday night launch event, usually held at the Island Fire Station, will be replaced with a Thank You Reception in Lighthouse Park for visitors and volunteers on Saturday at the end of the visit. The reception will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.

The St. George Island Tour of Homes is sponsored by the St. George Lighthouse Association, a Florida nonprofit corporation that preserves, maintains, and promotes the lighthouse. The tower was restored in 2008 after it collapsed in 2005, and the Keeper’s House Museum was added in 2011. Proceeds from the house tours support the upkeep of the lighthouse, Keeper’s House and the grounds of the headlight.

For more information visit sgitourofhomes.com

Never miss a story: Subscribe to the Tallahassee Democrat using the link at the top of the page.