Hello – My name is Tim Riordan and I have hosted over 1,000 families from all over the world since 2005 and generally speaking it’s been a great experience.
Our average booking is 4 nights with typical stays ranging from 3 to 7 nights. Occasionally we’ll get bookings that are 2 to 8 weeks long with the latter being in the January to March time frame only. Well behaved children and pets are most welcome. Quiet, responsible drinkers are welcome and smokers are welcome, albeit ALL smoking must be done outside of the homes with butts disposed of appropriately. Drugs in any form are not welcome.
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We were coming to Apalachicola for a BBQ contest and decided to stay on SGI. I found The Wahoo on the internet and decided to give it a try for 3 days starting Jan 23rd. We enjoyed our stay so much that we went ahead and booked a week beginning on March 31st. The place is very peaceful and a short walk to either the bay or the beach. The bay side is great to view the beautiful Florida sunsets. We can’t wait to return to The Wahoo in March/April.
Thank you Mark for taking such good care of my home. Happy you had a good time.
As you know I offer a 10% discount to repeat guests. Have fum on your March 31st return stay.
Thanks Tim for another wonderful stay at WAHOO. We will be returning again. This will be our vacation rental from now on, when we visit the area. To our surprise everything was almost back open except Harry As and the gas station around the corner. It hasn’t been long since hurricane Michael.Thanks again, David G.
Beautiful, decor was wonderfully done.
Reviewed on Dec 26 2017 for a stay in December 2017
Very comfortable spacious. Quiet but short distsance to everything.
Relaxing weekend get away
Reviewed on Feb 22 2017 for a stay in September 2016
Had a great trip to SGI and wonderful, comfortable stay at The Wahoo. The owner is very easy to work with, as we had to postpone our trip by a few days due to a hurricane hitting…Tim’s response, “No problem!” Very comfortable for the furry family too. Nice back deck for morning coffee with the sound of the birds in the trees. The only thing that could have made this better was iced down beer and oysters waiting for us when we get there. Maybe Tim can do something about that on our next visit!!!
The Smith’s review
Reviewed on Sep 08 2016 for a stay in August 2016
My third trip to the island – have stayed here every time. FYI, love the new floors. I bring my husband and kids here as often as i can, love that it’s dog friendly. 1/2 block from the bay with the most amazing views of the sunset over Apalachacola. We walked to the beach every morning for sunrise and coffee. I think price wise it’s the best deal on the island. We also enjoyed riding our bikes to Harry A’s to eat dinner. Looking forward to coming back next year! Thanks Tim. Sincerly, Paul and Margery Smith
Very very please
Reviewed on Jun 19 2016 for a stay in June 2016
This was our first vacation at Saint George Island and we loved it. My family and I were so please with this beach house. It was clean, excellent location and close to the beach. Tim was excellent to deal with and get a response from. The house was just as described and we had no issues whatsoever. Would highly recommend and I would book again. Thanks Jen & family
Relaxing and comfortable
Reviewed on May 02 2016 for a stay in March 2016
The house has a great location to walk to the beach and restaurants. Also a small grocery store not very far. The home is spacious enough and comfortably decorated. The deck makes you feel that you are up in the trees, listening to the birds! The area is beautiful and we would recommend a stay here.
A quiet, comfortable, spacious house
Reviewed on Mar 30 2016 for a stay in March 2016
Also, very favorably situated with wonderful walks in every direction. Close to the bay and the beach. The house has a great large deck from which to watch birds, crashing storms, read or just relax and snooze. We had a lovely week.
Wahoo was peaceful and welcoming, kitchen had everything we needed and plenty of room to spread out.
Reviewed on Dec 13 2015 for a stay in December 2015
Thank you again for sharing your lovely home with my parents and us. There was plenty of room to eat at the bar, while one guest had their computer things set up on the generous sized kitchen table. The kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to have nice quiet dinners in. There is almost ZERO light pollution on the Island, which made for some fantastic star gazing. Mosquitoes were fairly thick, but one of the locals said they are simple at a RECORD high this year; we had repellent and weren’t bothered too much. We enjoyed our time at the Wahoo, and certainly on Saint George Island. Thank you again.
Reviewed on Oct 26 2015 for a stay in October 2015
We had a wonderful time on St. George Island. The house was nice and in a quiet area, which we liked. Short walk to the beach. My daughter who is 8 wants to live there. Thank you for such great accommodations !
Had a Blast
Reviewed on Aug 27 2015 for a stay in August 2015
This is our first time to SGI, incredible island and fabulous home. We brought our bikes and I’m glad we did. We were able to do everything on the island travelling on them. Private and quite home as described. We will be back as long as Tim will have us. Couldn’t ask for a better owner. Can’t wait to return, this has been one of the best vacations we have had. Wahoo says it all.
Reviewed on Jun 23 2015 for a stay in June 2015
Tim is the consummate proprietor: responding quickly to inquiries, answering a bazillion questions, resolving an HVAC problem for us as expediently as possible while staying in touch by phone as well. (I must mention, too, just how professional and courteous the workers were.) The house is well appointed, comfortably decorated, and clean. We’ve stayed at many, many places over the 30 years we’ve been coming to SGI, but we’re grateful to have found such a fabulous place and a great owner to work with. We hope we will be staying here whenever possible in the future!
Reviewed on May 20 2015 for a stay in May 2015
wonderful little house for our quick stay for a friends wedding. Nice and quiet, there was plenty of space to relax. We used the fully stocked kitchen to make a low country boil. We had a wonderful time!
GREAT place and location
Reviewed on Jun 01 2015 for a stay in April 2015
This place was perfect for my families vacation! The place looked just like the pictures, it was clean, and very welcoming. Tim was great to work with! Very responsive with emailing back and forth and explaining where and how to get into the house. The beach was 4 blocks away so it was very convenient to get there by walking. I was very pleased with the Tim, the property, etc. If you ever get a chance to go to St George Island check out this place, you won’t regret it!
A very pleasant get away
Reviewed on Apr 09 2015 for a stay in March 2015
This was our first time renting a house on a vacation, so we’re newbies. I didn’t know what to expect. The biggest thing that I can say is that I wish I was still there… we simply didn’t want to leave. The house is wonderful and spacious. Neighbors were friendly, the beaches are delightful. The beds are comfy, the back porch is shaded and cool. It’s an easy walk with the stroller to the beach with the kids. The island is so safe, I didn’t lock up my bikes or anything. The location is a bit off of the main so you don’t have any spectacular views, but a short 2 block walk will get them for you. And on the plus, the privacy was excellent. I highly recommend it. The owner was very helpful and all went very, very well. Thanks Tim! We really, really hope we get to do it again soon!
My sister, a friend and I stayed at the Wahoo recently to attend workshops and demos during the St. George Island Plein Air Paint Out. The house is well located with spacious lots around it and wooded in the back for a feeling of privacy. We loved the sand streets from bay to gulf but best of all as the extreme quiet at night. Though we had a momentary glitch with WIFI, Tim, the owner got back to us pronto and we reset the box and got it running again easily. Would happily stay here again — and hope to be able to.