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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!
Come and enjoy a ‘Blue Heaven’ beach experience!
No smoking on premises, please! For smokers, please respect our wishes and smoke outside only, and discard your butts properly (trash can). Violations are subject to damage costs (not covered by Damage Protection Insurance) and is subject to eviction with no refund of rent....moreless
Master Bedroom has DVR to stream movies from Netflix, Vudu (requires a personal account). Please remember to log out of your accounts, we are not responsible for accounts left active on DVR....moreless
Kitchen Aid Stainless Steel, Side by Side Refrigerator & Freezor Outdoor cooler/cabinet: keeps ice for 5 days for seafood or drinks and helps ensure that the refrigerator does not get overloaded!...moreless
(2) Expansive wrap-around decking on both levels! Lower deck offers shaded area, a bed swing with single air mattress for beachside naps or reading, plus a Pottery Barn double chaise reclining chaise. The upper level, identical in size to the lower level, offers some covered areas on the north, & lots of sunshine beachside. There are plenty of comfortable sitting & lying options here as well: A hammock, a Pottery Barn double chaise recliner with padding, plus chairs and foot stools, a double hanging rocker...moreless
Tandem kayak (2 person) Single kayak Paddles (Rinse off and return where & as found) We do not provide life jackets, use at your own risk. Life jackets can be rented at Journeys of St. George Island...moreless
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May 24 - Aug 8, 2015
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Aug 9 - Nov 8, 2015
3 night min stay
Changeover Day: Sunday
Nov 9 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
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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!
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose East End:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.
Blue Heaven: prime east-end location, 1-mile from state park, a 'chef's kitchen'
A cook's delight with clear views of the Gulf from every window!
Open floor plan w/ centrally located kitchen overlooking dining and living areas
Living room for watching TV & relaxing. Wood shutters for complete privacy.
Master bathroom with soaking tub with jets and walk in shower & toilet room.
Enjoy beautiful views with lots of seating on top level deck with ocean view.
Pottery Barn dbl chaise recliners. Single bed porch swing. Covered lower deck.
1 of 3 bedrooms on lower level. Queen bed with private access and ocean views.
2 of 3 bedrooms on lower level. Queen bed with private access and ocean view.
Lower level living area---great for reading, playing games, great conversations!
Super comfortable for you to enjoy relaxing and watching your favorite movie!
Welcome to 1528 E Gulf Beach Dr- entrance to Blue Heaven.
Beautiful Post & Beam Construction w/cypress wood from local rivers.
Granite counter-tops, double sinks, two ovens and gas cooktop with griddle.
Beautiful, comfortable furnishings - Stunning lighting. Wood & tile floors.
Top level master bedroom suite with its own entrance from outdoors.
6 chair dining room area w/ handsome wood shutters for privacy.
If you want to grill there's a large Green Egg smoker/grill.
The lower level, beachside, offers a quiet recluse from the sun to read or nap!
Bath on lower level (1 of 2). Oversized walk in tiled shower with large vanity.
3 of 3 bedrooms on lower level. Twin beds x-long with super comfy bedding.
Lower level TV area with wood floors and deck access on three sides.
Well tended gardens, with birdhouses & birdbaths to enjoy from the rear deck
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