Rating 5 (38)

On the Half Shell

 4  bedrooms
 4  baths
 12  guests
Pets Allowed  Pets Allowed 
Pool Ladder  Private Pool 
Pets Allowed  Saturday Check-In

  • Location: St. George Island | Gulf Beaches

Description Description
Wind down at "On the Half Shell" (formerly known as "One More Day"). On the Half Shell offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, open great room, private pool (can be heated for a fee), glorious Gulf views, quick and easy beach access just steps away, and tons of fun for the whole family!

Bells and whistles and creature comforts galore makes On the Half Shell your perfect St. George Island retreat! With the whole house on one living level, there is room to gather and enjoy each other, or retreat to one of the 4 private bedrooms.

The central great room offers an open concept to enjoy each other during your precious vacation time together. The fully equipped kitchen is the center of activity for laughter and togetherness while cooking up the day's catch! The open living area makes late night movie watching on the big flat screen comfortable and relaxing.

The King Master Suite boasts a flat screen TV, walk-in closet, private bath with soaker tub, separate shower, double vanity and water closet. Views of the Gulf are enjoyed from the master suite and deck access is easy through the private access.

The second bedroom, also with King bed, flat screen TV, and private bath with stand up shower, has Gulf views and private access to the deck.

The third bedroom also has a King bed, flat screen TV, and a private bathroom with stand up shower.

Fun for the kids is found in the 4th bedroom with a triple bunk (full on bottom, twin on top) plus a twin pull out trundle beneath, and the 4th bathroom is just outside the bedroom door and common to the great room.

Its all about the outdoors on St. George Island! Plentiful deck furnishings provide the perfect spot to enjoy that morning cup of java or the evening sunsets, all with great views of the Gulf of Mexico. The private pool (can be heated for a fee) with abundant deck furnishings is a refreshing retreat from a day in the sun.

The boardwalk to the beach is about 75 steps from On the Half Shell - a quick and easy walk to the white sands of St. George Island's pristine beaches.

Layout –

Ground Level:
- Parking for 4 to 6 vehicles
- Fenced Private Pool (heated for a fee)
- Pergola
- Outdoor Shower
- Charcoal Grill
- Shared Boardwalk
- Stairs to entrance

First Level:
- Expansive Beachfront deck w/ Gulf Views
- Deck boasts outdoor dining
- Open Concept Living/Dining/Kitchen area
- Living Area offers a Sleeper Sofa
- Fully Equipped Kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances
- Bar seating for 4
- Dining for 6
- Beachfront King bedroom w/ ensuite bath and private deck access
- Additional Beachfront King Bedroom w/ ensuite bath and private deck access
- King Bedroom w/ ensuite bath
- Bunk Bedroom w/ Twin-over-Full bunk bed and Twin trundle bed
- Shared Hall bath
- Laundry Facilities

Bed Sizes: 3 Kings, 1 Twin/ Full Bunk Bed w/ Twin Trundle, 1 Sleeper Sofa
This home accommodates 12.

To assist in your adventure at On the Half Shell, your reservation includes $250 worth of adventure gear rental. Whether your adventure is sitting under an umbrella on the white-sandy beaches, biking, or fishing from a kayak in the Bay, this $250 credit towards your vacation gear rental will ensure you have the adventure you seek. You will be able to shop for bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, or even beach carts. No need to find the rental company, your gear will be delivered to your beach house and will be waiting for your arrival.

Bringing a pet or want pool heat? Either one can be arranged for additional fee (please note that pool heat will only raise the water temperature 10 degrees above the outside temperature). No events allowed that are over the occupancy of the house or groups that require a chaperone. We strictly adhere to a minimum age limit.

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Amenities 52 Amenities
Arrival Day
  • Saturday Arrival
Location Type
  • Beach View
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Covered Parking
  • Deck/Patio
  • Fenced Pool
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Pergola
  • Shared Boardwalk
Pool & Spa
  • Private Heated Pool
  • Private pool
Sports & Adventure Activities
  • Basketball Court
  • Bay Fishing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pickleball
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Standard Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Crock Pot
  • Dishes and Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Free WIFI
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite or Cable TV
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Children Welcome
  • Minimum Age 25 to Rent
  • Non-Smoking Only
  • Pet Friendly

Reviews Rating 5 (38) Reviews
Rating 5
We had a great family vacation in this home. It is in a great location, has a great floor plan and has everything we needed to have a great time.
Tonya C - Posted: 5/28/2024
Rating 5
We love the house. It feels like home❤️
Vincent D - Posted: 5/21/2024
Rating 5
Wonderful Vacation!
Home had everything you need for a wonderful vacation! The view and location are awesome! The deck was our favorite place to hang out!
Lesa R - Posted: 5/15/2024
Rating 5
House and view was awesome! Home had everything you need for a perfect vacation! The deck was our favorite spot to enjoy the beach view and watch the dolphins! We will be back! Thanks to Cape and Coast for answering all our questions in a timely manner!
Anonymous U from Douglasville - Posted: 4/25/2024
Rating 5
5 Stars!
5 Stars!
Robert P - Posted: 4/22/2024
Rating 5
I honestly am thrilled with the home and with Cape and Coast. The little touches in the home were noticed and appreciated. Excellent communication. Excellent value. We will be doing business with you guys again!
Leslie H - Posted: 4/22/2024
Rating 5
Awesome view
Home had everything needed for a wonderful vacation! Easy check in and out! Deck and view were awesome.
Lesa - Posted: 4/20/2024
Rating 5
5 Stars!
The house is amazing
Leslie H - Posted: 4/15/2024
Rating 5
Steps away from the beach.
We had everything we needed to cook & wash clothes and enjoy our vacation. We had plenty of towels and dishsoap. Everything was communicated to us about what to bring and how to get into the house. The tablet was useful for the Wi-Fi b/c it did require a password which was different than the email. We had plenty of room and were just steps away from the beach.
Anonymous - Posted: 10/7/2023
Rating 5
The location and layout of the actual home were perfect for the little ones who were on this trip with 6 adults. Having our own pool was a must and this one was the perfect size- we enjoyed the outdoor covered area on the hot days when a shade break was needed. 
Anonymous - Posted: 8/26/2023
Rating 5
Loved our stay!
The property was immaculate, spacious, clean, and nearly right on top of the ocean. The staff was also responsive and friendly. Thanks!
Jay - Posted: 4/13/2023
Rating 5
Memorable Vacation
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. This beach house is wonderful for a large family. Lovely, well equipped, and spacious. The pool area is beautiful, and the pool heater worked great. The area under the house is spacious and clean as well. Wonderful for games and riding bikes.
Thomas - Posted: 12/11/2022
Tom, We are so glad to hear you had such a memorable time while with us at On the Half Shell! We hope to see you next year!
Cape and Coast staff
Rating 5
great location
close to the beach, house was great for our family
Shari - Posted: 8/31/2022
Rating 5
Great place for a quiet family getaway.
Justin - Posted: 8/10/2022
Rating 5
Clean and spacious with easy beach access!
This property was absolutely amazing, I cannot recommend it enough!! My family and I have been visiting St. George Island annually for many years now, and this home has been one of my favorites by far! Our group ended up having 10 females (+1 pup), and the home was spacious enough for all of us to live for a week without feeling cramped. The large kitchen island and dining tables were a phenomenal touch as we cooked 95% of our meals on this trip. The pool was a big hit with everyone and we split most of our time between there and the beach! Plus the outdoor seating options (deck and poolside) were well shaded and spacious! The carport below the house was an amazing use of space as well as it comfortably fit 3 large SUVS, 2 large golf carts, several beach wagons, and lots of beach gear! I do wish there were some amber or sea turtle friendly lights installed in the outdoor areas as it was a little difficult to navigate the stairs without turning on the bright flood lights at night, but this is just a suggestion and definitely wouldn’t stop me from staying here again!! We are all so grateful for the hosts hospitality and we hope to book this property again in the future! Cheers!
Dylan Kate - Posted: 7/7/2022
Rating 5
Very enjoyable stay
Home is in a great location and easy access to the beach. The rooms were all clean and comfortable. The Property Management Co was very helpful and easy to reach and always responded quickly
scott B. - Posted: 10/19/2021
Rating 5
Very nice home!
Home was very clean with a well stocked kitchen. Loved that the appliances were fairly new and in great working condition. Our favorite spot was the pool and the front porch. Nice furniture on both! The porch furniture was very comfortable and the table was great for outside dining. I do think that there needs to be a handrail for entering and exiting pool. A little difficulty locating the steps at the side and not in center where there is a good size drop! Overall a very nice place!
Anonymous - Posted: 7/17/2021
Hi Angie! Thanks so much for your review. We will run your idea about the steps handrail by the owner. For any potential guest reading this review this pool has a large sun shelf at the shallow end of the pool that has three steps down. You can see a good picture of it on picture #49
Cape and Coast staff
Rating 5
4th stay at this rental-WE LOVE IT!
Great location, all the amenities to make your stay relaxing and comfortable
Anonymous - Posted: 6/12/2021
Rating 5
February in paradise
We really enjoyed our stay this past February! The house was well maintained and well stocked. We really appreciated the supplies that were in the kitchen that were available for our use. Beds were very comfy! Fantastic location and can’t wait for next year.
Anonymous - Posted: 1/30/2021
Rating 5
Very nice property
Great location, well maintained and comfortable house with a nice view of the ocean. On the quiet small street , right across from the water.
Anonymous - Posted: 12/30/2020
Rating 5
Just beachy
This house is clean, beautifully decorated and the property manager made everything clear and easy from check in to check out. The house feels warm and the beach views, especially the sunrises, are wonderful. We had everything we needed and more! The kids always had something to do, either playing at the beach just across the street or playing in the pool. Even on rainy days, there was a tv in each room for entertainment. We would not hesitate to stay here again! Thank you for the wonderful beach vacation.
Heather S. - Posted: 10/11/2020
Rating 5
Family Friendly
This was our first trip to SGI, and this house was fantastic and met our needs perfectly! We had 3 families in the house with 5 kids under the age of 8, with 2 under 18 months of age. This is was perfect for the toddlers, with no steps inside to worry about, the pool fenced off to keep the kids in or out, and the front balcony had the stairs gated off so we could have less worries with the little ones outside. The parking area under the house was great for playing corn hole and had plenty of seating for everybody to gather around. The house itself was clean, well stocked, they provided nice, big, thick beach towel, kitchen had plenty of cooking utensils, even a pack n’ play was in the kid’s closet and high chair in the kitchen, dishwasher and laundry detergent was also provided. The open floor plan is great so everybody can be together with plenty of seating. Beds were all comfortable with plenty of pillows and linens provided. The beach access is across the street and 1 house down, making it convenient and easy to go back and forth between the house, pool, and beach. We have no complaints and we will definitely be back! At the end of the week we found ourselves saying “Just One More Day” so the house is appropriately named.
Miranda R. - Posted: 8/9/2020
Rating 5
Best house ever!
We very much enjoyed our week at Final Approach. We hope to return to it again real soon.
Steve F. - Posted: 10/29/2019
Rating 5
We loved this home. Plan to reserve for next year very soon!
Our children and their significant others join us each year for vacation. This house was a perfect fit for everyone.
Karon H. - Posted: 9/4/2019
Rating 5
Renting was easy just booked online and all payments was made online. Stayed from Saturday to Saturday had a amazing week. From the moment walked in the door the clean smell was soooo very inviting. Plenty of room for my family, love the layout. Large kitchen and living area made for some wonderful memories being made with our granddaughter. The view of the ocean is wonderful with just a short walk to the beach. Spent lots of time on the large front deck. Enjoyed the small but lovely pool. And at night each could go to their bedroom and have lots of privacy. We have stayed in several beach houses and never untill this time found "the one". Loved the fact that no need to bring beach towels, beach chairs...nothing. will definitely be coming back to this house when we visit the island next time...hopefully in 2020!!!! Thank you so much for letting us enjoy your beautiful home for the week. ???????? The Logsdon's Kentucky
Robin L. - Posted: 9/1/2019
Rating 5
Enjoyable Stay
Great house, great location!
Lloyd M. - Posted: 8/23/2019
Rating 5
Enjoyed our stay!!
Enjoyed our stay!!
Gerry C. - Posted: 8/19/2019
Rating 5
Family Beach Trip
House was amazing from the beautiful location to the luxurious beach towels provided. Easy access to the beach, shaded pool area, fully equipped kitchen, comfortable outside sitting area, comfortable beds, and lots of space for everyone to chill. Only drawback is that you cannot access the house without being exposed to the weather because the overhang of the house doesn't cover the steps. No big deal except when we first arrived and were unloading after a nice rain shower.
Dena B. - Posted: 8/15/2019
Rating 5
Second year staying here. We love it. Only thing I might change is to.put a safety bar on pool steps for toddlers and old folks
Cindy S. - Posted: 6/16/2019
Rating 5
Beach Boys
The house was perfect the views, the pool, the porch, and all the extra's that was provided made for a great week at the beach!
Cathy B. - Posted: 5/20/2019
Rating 5
We stayed for four weeks in January- February, 2019. All aspects of the property are absolutely great. View of the ocean, access to beach, cleanliness, pool, room size, appliances, etc. The owner of this property did it right.
Janet S. - Posted: 2/26/2019
Rating 5
Wonderful family trip at Thanksgiving
Final Approach was easily the nicest and cleanest house I have stayed at in 15 years going to St. George. The open floor plan and private bathrooms for each bedroom was a real bonus for our family. The front porch had a lovely sofa and seating area with an unobstructed view of the ocean. We also made good use of the paddle boat that was provided and on two calm days got to see dolphins up close. Overall, wonderful home!!!
Klare B. - Posted: 12/20/2018
Rating 5
Brand New Beauty, Comfort & Style!
LOVED Final Approach! This 1st tier house exceeded our expectations - each room had it's own bath, the kitchen was fabulous, it was stocked with everything we needed and gorgeous to look at. We had comfortable beds and enjoyed our coffee watching the sunrise from the front porch. Beautiful views of the ocean from the family room and front bedrooms. Relaxed in the pool after a day at the beach and we got to enjoy the kayak a couple of times. We have been visiting the Island for several years and will absolutely return to Final Approach. Thank you for making our stay so memorable!
Sal B. - Posted: 9/2/2018
Rating 5
Wonderfully relaxing location!
This was our first trip to SGI and it did not disappoint! This is a beautiful home and is set up nicely to accommodate large groups. We were traveling with several young children and they loved having the private pool. When we arrived - we were delightfully surprised the house was ready earlier than expected! We found the kitchen lacking some essentials, but contacted Carla and she quickly brought us those items! Overall we had a wonderful stay. If I could provide any kind of suggestions (only to make a great thing better) would be to request to have the AMAZING front deck screened in. We spent ample time out there as there was a great breeze at all times, but come dusk the mosquitoes ran us inside QUICK! I don't know if it was because of the time of year we were there (7/28-8/4) or if the rains had anything to do with it, but it was still a bummer to have to retreat to the house every night as soon as the sun started to set - especially since we had already planned to play outdoor games and hang out under the house every evening. We would highly recommend this home to others, and would love to visit again in the future!
George Michael S. - Posted: 8/30/2018
Rating 5
Thanks so much for the great house! We really enjoyed every aspect of the home.
Ryan G. - Posted: 8/23/2018
Rating 5
Beautiful home! Beautiful view! Just what we needed!
The home is beautiful!! It had everything we needed and more!! Having a private pool was great! The only suggestion we have is to add a handrail to enter the pool. We had grandma with us and she had a hard time getting in and out of the pool (some other adults did too). We ended up putting a chair and a cooler there to use as a handrail. The ocean view is amazing!! Even though it is across the street from the beach, you could still hear the waves and there was easy access to the beach. We will be back for sure! We fell in love with the island and the house! Was perfect for our families to vacation!
Jeff G. - Posted: 8/3/2018
Rating 5
Final Approach is a beautiful vacation home.
We enjoyed out week at Final Approach immensely! Plenty of room for our family of 10. Everything is new and clean. The view of the gulf is wonderful and so easy to access because the crossover is one house away. Also, the pool is the perfect size for dipping and playing with small inflatables. We enjoyed using the propane burner and large pot for making frogmore stew. We would love to go back again!!
Susan B. - Posted: 7/10/2018
Thank you so much. The house has since been renamed "On the Half Shell" if you try to find it next year! We can't wait to have you back!
Cape and Coast staff
Rating 5
Beautiful house, perfect location!
This was our first visit to St George, total experience exceeded our expectations! House is beautiful, and although it’s not directly on the beach the view is gorgeous & access to beach is about a 2 minute walk. We will be booking again for next year!!!
Erin S. - Posted: 7/1/2018
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