|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Christmas & New Years rates discounted, as advertised!
2016 End of Season Special: Can't stay a full week? Book the nightly minimum and get a FREE night!
Experience the joy of your own ‘Blue Heaven’ BEACHFRONT on St. George Island!
Create special memories that will last a lifetime in a luxury 4BR/3.5BA home with beautiful and comfortable high end furnishings. With unique post & beam construction and a spacious, open floor plan, ‘Blue Heaven’ is an exceptional home for your beach getaway!
The first level of our home offers 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms and a second living area. Both Queen bedrooms have private deck access, while the middle bedroom with 2 single beds can easily access the wrap-around deck thru one of the many large sliding glass doors in the hall and living area. A laundry closet with large capacity stack-able washer/dryer with beach towels and 2 bathrooms with brand new shower doors separate the sleeping quarters from the second living area where a Queen sleeper sofa, large flat panel TV and beach views abound! Enjoy comfortable seating for relaxing and listening to music or challenge a friend or family member to a game of ping pong.
A spiral staircase takes you upstairs to the top level where the open living area and Master suite with Queen bed await you. The Master suite boasts private deck access and a luxury private bathroom with jetted tub to soak away the tensions and stresses of everyday living.
A fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, gas stovetop, double porcelain sinks, 2 convection ovens and large side-by-side refrigerator/freezer makes cooking a fun and enjoyable experience for the entire family. Bar seating accommodates up to 4 and a large dining table with side bar seats up to 6. There is no better place to enjoy a meal than with an unobstructed beach view! The living area is a cozy place to share stories or unwind and enjoy a movie on the large, flat panel with DVD/VHS player. A ½ bath is conveniently located off the living room and multiple large, sliding glass doors lure you outside to take in the fresh, salt air and feel the soothing Gulf breezes.
Enjoy panoramic views from 2 levels of wrap-around decks, greeting the sun as it rises over the Gulf of Mexico and embracing the warm hues of the sun as it sets over the Apalachicola Bay. Each deck is nicely furnished to include a double chaise recliner, hammock, double rope swing or a single bed swing for a quiet and relaxing area to sneak in an after-beach nap or get lost in a novel as the waves crash along the shoreline. Additional seating ensures that everyone in the family has a front row seat for dolphin sightings or bird watching.
Additional touches for your convenience and enjoyment include an exterior elevator, large Green Egg cooker/smoker, extra large ice chest located in a secure and tall wooden stand on the top deck for your food and beverages (keeps ice cold for 5 days!), beach gear (folding beach chairs, beach umbrella--please rinse off for next guests!), corn hole gameboards and 2 ocean kayaks with paddles to explore the Gulf for a chance meeting with a sea turtle!
Our local property manager, Jamie, is standing by to assist you. Come and enjoy a ‘Blue Heaven’ beach experience!
I am from a family of 6 children, raised in Albany, GA, and graduated from the University of Georgia's Business School in 1979. We enjoyed living and operating a publishing business in Athens (in our 33rd year).
I became restless and was driven to move near the sea and the stars, slow down, and enjoy the peace & tranquility of this special space. It was one of the best moves for me personally. I love the island life, slow-friendly-active, water everywhere, spectacular fishing, swimming, kayaking, shelling, waking the beaches, enjoying the sunrises and sunsets, and star gazing!
We are active, enjoying meeting new people and friends alike, love the outdoors, excursions, reading, having friends over for dinner or a bonfire, and spending time caring for and enjoying our spoiled rescue dog, Cleo
I enjoy providing Blue Heaven to special guests who have enjoyed our home and in order to create special memories of their own!
I love living on the island, and rise to the sunrises in the morning strolling the beach. I enjoy walking the beach and collecting items that don't belong there (litter, generally washed in from the sea), sea shells to place on the decks, watch the sea gulls and blue herons and dolphins swimming close to shore. I love to play and swim in the sea, enjoy kayaking, roller skating, COOKING!, spending time with friends, good music & books, and movies.
It is really important to me to get to know you so I can help to ensure that you have what you need to create the experience you dream of while relaxing during your vacation. We don't vacation enough, so it has to be right, when you arrive.
I am available to you during your stay 24/7. I have a local property manager/friend, who takes care of many properties (but not too many), so there is a local contact person who responds quickly to any issues or questions.
Jamie Polous purchased this house in 2004
WOW! The east end offers one of the best locations on the island.
Large one acre lot with no homes behind us, and only the sea in front. Fewer people, expansive beaches, great views, offering solitude for the soul, and a marvelous place to create memories, heal the spirit, and meet new people on similar journeys in their own lives.
Unlike many areas of the island, the lots in this area are 100 feet wide, which provide for a more private-feel, with less people roaming the beaches, and the opportunity to walk only one mile east, and into the state park for many many miles. There is a private lot behind Blue Heaven, providing an extra sense of privacy from the road. Many of the homes to the east and west are held by private owners, and do not offer rental opportunities, thereby creating a much quieter & more private beachfront experience. The bike/walking paths are right out front and run east and west in both directions. It is wonderful place to enjoy!
I have received many compliments regarding the comfort of working directly with the owner (that would be me) and my daughter Jen, and Jamie (the local property manager) rather than large property management firms to solve and resolve any issues or needs our guests may have.
We are responsive and work hard to ensure the property is clean, fully stocked, and ready for you & yours to relax, laugh, engage and make memories for a lifetime.
Many locals and guests refer to our popular East End location as the most desirable stretch of beach and homes on the Island, offering expansive views and uncrowded beaches. Our 100 foot wide lot (compared to smaller lots in other areas of the Island) allows your family and friends more space to spread out on the beach! This area offers a unique stretch of beach with many private homes, allowing for a quieter, more private beach experience. We are only one mile from the beautiful St. George Island State Park for hiking or fishing and just steps away from the Island-long bike path, which are both great ways to enjoy the natural setting that our hidden paradise offers.
I wanted to let you know how thoroughly we enjoyed your beautiful home last week. It was everything we needed and much more. Even on the rainy days we enjoyed snuggling up and watching the Olympics and sitting on the deck. The beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was beautifully equipped, and the house was ideally located.
Ken was very helpful and we loved listening to his British accent! We really appreciated him bringing the toaster, and for him to bring it during the storm was gallant.
Thank you for allowing us to spend our vacation in your home, and we would love to have the honor of renting from you in the future. We also saw how large and beautiful the Whaley House was. Although we didn't go inside obviously, we could only imagine how wonderful it would be to have a large family gathering perhaps using both houses. I will highly recommend both houses to all of my friends and family. Thank you again for being so gracious.
Our entire family of 10, made their way to Blue Heaven all the way from India, Singapore and London to join us two Floridians and pup for what turned out to be the best time we have had together in a very very long time!
The house is beyond gorgeous, the kitchen well appointed and large, the furnishings are of really good quality...but the view, the view is to die for. We spent 5 nights here, and everyone had a blast. From long walks on the beach with the nephews, to charades and movie nights in the large sitting room, beer on the decks as we enjoyed the hammocks, meals cooked together in the kitchen, and hours of ping pong - every single day was amazing. We are a very lets all cook meals together family, and the well equipped kitchen was especially wonderful.
The house was stocked with toilet paper and fresh linens when we came in, and anytime we reached out to them with questions, they were answered immediately. The whole setting up of things was extremely pleasant, and they even allowed us to check out a couple of hours late - which was really nice as getting 10 people co-ordinated is a chore.
I try to think of a negative, and nothing. Zilch. Go here. Do it. It will be awesome.
Our family had the opportunity to stay in Blue Heaven this past week and I cannot express how much we loved this house. Blue Heaven has the feel of a home rather than just a typical beach rental house--from the decor, to condition of the home, to the generous amenities shared by the owners with their guests, Blue Heaven was the perfect place to relax and enjoy our week at St. George Island. Our teenagers especially loved the ping-pong table on the first level overlooking the beach, and we all enjoyed the kayaks and the quality beach chairs provided by the owners. In fact, there is a whole closet of fun beach gear that they generously share with their guests. The kitchen has everything you need and more (and the Green Egg for grilling was a treat for my husband! ;)
All of the living areas have expansive views of the beach, which is literally steps away. Oh, and the outdoor lounging options are fabulous! We all enjoyed reading on the swing bed and the hammocks. And the best part are the owners and Jamie, who manages the property. We had a situation arise during our stay that had nothing to do with the house--even though Jamie and the owners had absolutely no obligation to help us work through this situation, they graciously did so anyway. We are so grateful. We discovered first hand that the kind words in the reviews of others are completely deserved.
We have been coming to SGI one to two time per year for 10 years and this was by far one of our VERY favorite homes--we definitely hope to return soon!
Great house with everything you need, quiet location, it's like your private beach home. My family and I are always so sad to leave. I noticed the house is for sale and I'm worried that if it sells it may not be available for rent.
Blue Heaven is amazing! My family loved it here. It's big with lots of room for everyone.The views are wonderful...we saw dolphins everyday. The house is stocked with everything you need. The outside closet is stocked with great beach gear...our boys loved the kayaks. Blue Heaven made our St.George Island vacation Perfect!
Though not furnished like a typical beach house, the furnishings are comfortable and more than adequate. The house itself has a somewhat unusual layout (outside entry door in one bathroom and a spiral staircase that could be a challenge for some people; but also has an elevator that works flawlessly). The layout did not impact our visit. We had six adults so each couple had both a bedroom & bath to themselves. We cooked in most of the time and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs. The wall oven did not work on the "broil" setting, but the property manager got a repairman out asap (the house also has a range so we had one fully operational oven). The beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. more than satisfied our needs. We were there in early May so tourist season was not in full swing, but the privacy and peaceful environment were a big plus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
The property was absolutely gorgeous, so clean, SO well decorated, and with multiple perfect living and deck areas for all to enjoy depending on the mood!! We had everything and then some for any and all needs and were spoiled rotten- from beach gear, to kayaks, to the chefs kitchen, to the green egg, deck cooler, the media and sound system, I could go on! The property manager, Jamie, was also so communicative, hospitable, and went above and beyond for anything we needed as well! One of the best properties we have stayed in on the island in 15 years of visiting. THANK YOU- WE WILL BE BACK!!!
The highly rated St. George Island State Park is only a few minutes out the driveway, one mile east!
Journeys of St. George Island offers lots of excursions & activities--bay and deep sea fishing with the area's best captains, kayaking trips to many of the nearby rivers & the bay, excursions to theadjacent barrier islands shelling & walking, sunset & sunrise cruises with opportunities to see dolphins right at the boat! Rent Sea-Doos from Dave at the Blue Parrot; Eastpoint, the rural community across the bay from the island, has seafood houses offering all the local fish & oysters, caught fresh the same day. The extra large Green Egg cooker/smoker on the deck is bound to offer fabulous dinner options! Local oysters from our bays are world famous, and are undoubtedly the best available. Buy a bushel, ice them down in the ice chest provided, set it down on the front porch, and eat your heart out! As an alternative, there are fabulous restaurants on the Island & in the neighboring town of Apalachicola. We highly recommend a day trip to Apalachicola (only a 15 minute drive from the Island) to enjoy the downtown area with many local gift shops and amazing restaurants!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
Rates subject to change until confirmed with payment
Normal turn day requirements are Sunday arrival/departure, but off turn day bookings are considered in the slower seasons and for last minute bookings, please inquire.
Monthly rates will be considered for January and February only, for 28 consecutive nights
Please refer to our Rental Agreement for our cancellation policy