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Beachfront! 8 Bedrooms, Private Pool - Near Bob Sike's Cut

Bedrooms 8
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

8 Bedroom, 6.5 bath, Beachfront near Bob Sike's Cut

Make a truly memorable vacation by choosing a rental home like no other. Heaven's Gate, with eight bedrooms and 6.5 baths plus an elevator, delivers just that. The kid's retreat is the top (4th) floor with daybed room at top of stairs and wet bar with with ice maker, mini-fridge, and microwave. Just past the daybed room is the beach side bunk room with private deck and the most incredible views, as well as a bathroom with stand-up steam shower. The 3rd floor is the gathering place for family and friends with the large great room (featuring 2 sleeper sofas), hardwood floors, several dining tables to seat everyone, the well stocked kitchen featuring 2 ovens, 2 microwaves, and a gas fireplace should the temperature dip. A washer and dryer, extra refrigerator and half bath are just off the great room. The grand master bedroom on the 3rd floor has a Jacuzzi, separate shower and double sinks. The large beach side deck is loaded with polywood outdoor furnishings to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gulf of Mexico.

The 2nd floor features 4 of the bedrooms: two on the beach side with king beds, private baths, and sliding glass doors to the large beach side deck; one on the north side with king bed and private bath; and one on the north side with queen bed and private bath. A laundry room with washer and dryer and wash sink is on the 2nd floor. The additional living area with sleeper sofa and foos ball table is on the 2nd floor.

The 1st floor (ground level) features a bunk room. Through the French doors in the bunk room, you'll find the game room with pool table.

The elevator conveniently reaches every floor from the ground up.

Each bedroom as well as the two living areas have televisions. There are also DVD players available.

But its all about the outdoors on St. George Island! Soak in the glorious beach and Gulf of Mexico views from two large beach side decks and the 4th floor beach side private deck. There are also 3 balconies on the north side of the house for a quiet retreat. Enjoy the private screened 15' x 30' pool, outdoor shower with hot water, and charcoal grill. You can clean your catch at the fish cleaning station, complete with sink. The fishermen of the family will especially love the proximity to Bob Sikes Cut.

Heaven's Gate guests may enjoy the amenities exclusive to the gated St. George Plantation community: Olympic size community pool, tennis courts, and fitness center.

Sleeps 24: 4 Kings, 1 Queen, 2 sets of Triple Bunk beds (Twins on the top, Fulls on the bottom), 1 Day Bed with a Trundle (2 Twins), 3 Sleeper Sofas.

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Property Manager
Carla Gibbs
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 January, 2017


2.9/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Beachfront! 8 Bedrooms, Private Pool - Near Bob Sike's Cut
average rating of 2.909091 based on 11 reviews

Nice week at Heaven's Gate

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay at Heaven's Gate. We like the large open kitchen/living area. Kitchen was well stocked...the downside is that leaves few empty cabinets. Having an ice machine and two dishwashers is definitely a plus with that many people. We enjoyed the new deck furniture and spent a good bit of time on the porch. We thought it would be really nice to have a hammock out there. :) Having an elevator was so helpful. The public boardwalk was not a problem for us. The pool is small, but is clean and comfortable. I would call this a 7 bedroom house (as opposed to 8), however the upstairs "suite" worked fine for all the teenage girls in our family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Louisville, KY

lack of security and privacy - 1st floor bedroom not useable due to poor ac - only 6 bedrooms

  • 1 of 5

House is sold as 8 BRMs but 1st floor bedroom is USELESS, only one vent for entire 1st Floor space and ac can't cool it off besides I wouldn't let any of my children stay in the room for the lack of security and privacy. The public beach access is connected to the left side of the house - everyone passes rt by the house to get to the beach - and I mean everyone that doesn't have direct access at that end of the plantation, which is a very large # of people - entire end of the island right b4 Bob Sikes cut uses this access - which also makes the beach very busy for SGI. The house to the west can see EVERYTHING directly into Heaven's Gate bc there is little to no window treatments - anywhere!

The inside is not terrible but it is worn and in sore need of updating - TV Armoire on 2nd floor broken and same with folding closet doors, every mirror is old and looks bad - trim is beat up bad, cushions are dirty, several broken tiles - couple cracked windows, including main front door. Mattresses were in bad shape, some worse than others - ours sank to the floor. Several kitchen cabinet doors were crooked and didn't operate correctly, especially the one under the ovens - absolutely no knobs on cabinets and they are not clean. Kitchen is small for a house advertised to accommodate 24 - we had 21 and struggled to prepare meals, let alone enough space to keep things cold/frozen - there is only one fridge in the kitchen and a smaller apartment/dorm sized one by the washer/dryer on the 3rd floor and a small bev chiller on 4th. No storage space to speak of in the kitchen - we did use the open shelf by dining table. Elevator worked, no problems. The view from the 3rd floor deck is great. TV and AC did not work the first couple of days and a door handle fell off in our hands when opening the door but Carla sent service people quickly.

The pool is very small. The grill is a well used park type charcoal grill and placed right next to the neighbor's condensers/septic - not pleasant for the grill master. The fish cleaning station smells like urine and thus we avoided it. The keurig did NOT work.

No issue with washer/dryer/dishwashers - once fixed, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor AC worked great. Even after service, we had to freeze the 3rd floor master to get 4th floor cool. There is only one bedroom on 4th and an open area with a day bed - not really another bedroom - so home really only has 6 true bedrooms - not as advertised and not worth the $.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shelbyville, Kentucky

Sadly Disappointed - no security or privacy - home connects to public thoroughfare!

  • 1 of 5

Pros: Home is very large w/nice 3rd floor deck overlooking the ocean. Carla quick to send repairs for AC and TV.

Cons: This home is connected to the public boardwalk that provides beach access to the entire end of SGI. The home is in a second gated area, Schooner's Landing (gate never closed); HOWEVER, public parking is conveniently available just outside the gates for EVERYONE to access the beach right in front of the house - its the most people I've ever seen on a SGI beach except in front of Blue Parrot, and most are walking right by the house. Boardwalk runs the entire length of the property, front to back w/in 5-7' to left of house and ultimately, several bedrooms AND, directly connects to open stairs leading to home's 2nd floor deck. (A dirty vented door is available between this and carport but the latch is rigged and mostly didn't work right.) Thus, 24/7 and worst while trying to sleep in an unlucky bedroom located just above, you hear EVERYTHING! Then at night, add flashlights that constantly fly over the bedroom/bathroom windows and deck, at all hours - and the almost non-existent window treatments are useless. One person just randomly took the open stairs to our 2nd floor deck just to see the view - why not? its conveniently connected to the public access way! Sadly, its ALSO right outside two of the bedrooms that have very little in the way of window treatments covering the sliding glass doors. Which, the limited window treatment/blinds are useless!!!!! You can see right through them and when its darker outside and you happen to have a light on in the bedroom, you see everything inside! NO PRIVACY!!! Neighbors on other side also see right in to everything.

Very Small Kitchen - limited refrigerator/freezer space. Keurig did not work. No knobs on cabinets, they are not clean and are in need of repairs.

Broken doors, broken locks on 2nd floor sliding glass door, wood pc was your lock and paint, trim, tile, furniture and such in bad need of attention - dirty, chipped or broken.

Worst is 1st floor bdrm suppose to sleep 3 or 4 is USELESS bc extremely hot, one vent and it can't cool space - unbearable - couldn't use, had to triple up kids and that left them cranky! - same with 4th floor bdrm; however, after service, it got better but you had to crank down the 3rd floor master air to freeze level to get it comfortable on 4th. AC and TVs were not working at first, quick to respond to repair but could not change temp in 1st

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace was found at Heavens Gate!!!

  • 5 of 5

After the 2 previous negative reviews, we felt the need to write a good review. We found Heavens Gate to be one of the nicest vacations homes we have rented. The kitchen was well supplied with coffee pots, two ovens, two microwaves, three refrigerators, two ice machines, & two dish washers. Supplied were coffee filters, dishwasher soap, hand soap in all of the bathrooms, and laundry detergent. There was ample sitting room for meals. The elevator (which did work) was very helpful when we moved in and when it was time to leave.

The thing we liked the most was the location. It was truly peaceful. The balcony was perfect for family gathering. There was the perfect viewing for the morning sunrise and for viewing dolphins swimming by every day. The kids enjoyed the backyard pool which we found clean.

The overall experience of the 23 family members was memorable and relaxing. For those of you that are still planning to vacation at Heavens Gate this summer, enjoy and have a great time!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Issues have been addressed, nice house, nice time!

  • 4 of 5

Most of the issues these other reviewers had apparently have been fixed - plenty of hot water, elevator worked 100% of time (and was used often - light in elevator worked), both dryers worked except the smaller one wouldn't shut off on its own), WiFi was very good but TV reception and quality is terrible (but has reportedly been taken care of since our visit in June), pool was clean and all deck chairs were good, foosball on table is wrong size but thanks to a previous review we knew to bring our own and left one there for the next visitors, garbage disposal broke but was replaced quickly after calling.

The main attraction is the location near the cut and, seeing how the choices of houses near the cut is limited, Heaven's Gate is an excellent choice. The main drawbacks are you have to share the boardwalk with the public (didn't think that would bother me at first but it actually does sort of take away from a quite, private get-away), the mattresses aren't great, and IT'S ONLY 7 BEDROOMS NOT 8 (which needs to be corrected in the information in my opinion. Also, FYI, one bedroom doesn't have a bathroom). Otherwise it's a great house in very good condition in a just about perfect location.

This is our 15th year coming to St George Island. We stayed here at Heaven's Gate in 2010 and again in June 2016 - the upgrades were great (new wood floors, remodeled kitchen with granite and movable island, new decking, kayaks, etc)). We plan to rent it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Correction to my last review

  • 2 of 5

I just left a review with 4 stars but just discovered something that is not good had to lower my rating - this house lists itself as 8 bedrooms. It DOES NOT HAVE 8 BEDROOMS, it has SEVEN. The only thing we can figure out is that they are counting a futon on the top floor in an ipen area as a bedroom. Um, no, bedrooms have a door, they have privacy.

This makes a huge difference when a family is planning their trip and each person pays by the room but when you arrive there's one person left without a room. Not fair at all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Tallahasse Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
St. James Bay Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Highway 98
Nearest Beach
In your backyard!
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plantation, North West Florida

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Winter I 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring I 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring II 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
12 Aug 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter II 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/New Years 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter I 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plantation, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Steam Room!
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Triple bunk bed (doubles on bottom, twins on top)
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Triple bunkbed (double on bottom, twin on top)
    Bedroom 8 - 2 Single Bed , Twin daybed with twin trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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