Once entering the Plantation, you’ll wind along Leisure Lane from the front gate to the Cut at the westernmost end of the island. Trailing alongside, you’ll see a biking/walking path that cuts through the pines, dunes, and wooden bridges spanning the wetlands. Short T-roads branching off to the north lead to bayside neighborhoods. Roads to the south take you to the beachside enclaves. See the map for detail on neighborhood locations.
Not all neighborhoods you’ll pass are part of the St. George Plantation Owners’ Association (SGPOA) with access to all amenities. Those not members are known as “affiliate neighborhoods” with management structures and privileges based on historical agreements available at the Franklin County Clerk of Court’s office.
Affiliates maintain their grounds and administration and pay SGPOA an annual assessment. A portion of the fees supports the Plantation’s infrastructure, including Leisure Lane and the security services.
Some affiliate agreements bar owners from using amenities, such as the Clubhouses, swimming pools, fitness center, Tully Park, tennis, and pickleball courts. They preclude attendance at SGPOA scheduled events, such as exercise classes or community socials, without a special invitation by an SGPOA owner. If owners rent their homes, their renters can access ONLY those amenities eligible to that property. Owners of properties without amenity access are eligible to purchase one of a limited number of annual passes. Renters should check with the owner or property manager to see if their rental house has access to amenities. For additional questions, contact [email protected].
Located on the bay, approximately 4.4 miles from the gate on Conch Drive and Periwinkle Way, this tiny community has only 9 properties. Currently, these homeowners and lot owners do not pay the Special Assessment which is dedicated to funding the Clubhouse Complex. The owners pay a percentage of the annual assessment due from St. George Owners’ Association (SGPOA). Therefore, these owners, their guests, and renters are not permitted to access the clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis/pickle ball courts, fitness center or other common property amenities, nor attend SGPOA owner events. In addition, Bayside owners have no right to vote on SGPOA covenants or other governance decisions. Their properties are not regulated under our Architectural Review Committee (ARC) rules. The Bayside Owners’ Association must maintain its own roads and private common property.
This ten-home neighborhood, located on the Gulf side of the Leisure Lane “S” curve just south of the airport on Canopy Lane and Windy Pass, is approximately 1.3 miles from the gate. Noted for its high dunes, this neighborhood, which has no vacant lots, pays the special assessment and has full access to St. George Plantation Owners’ Association (SGPOA) amenities and the right to vote on covenants and officers, based on a 2011 agreement. Owners in the Bluffs pay a percentage of annual assessments but they must maintain their own roads, common property and community pool without support from SGPOA. The properties are not subject to our Architectural Review Committee (ARC) regulations.
Casa del Mar
This neighborhood near the Cut off Veronica’s Way is established under the “cluster development” concept. In exchange for zoning Gulf Front and first-tier homes on more narrow lots, the interior land between those homes and Leisure Lane is limited to recreational use and may be developed only up to 30% as impervious surface. The developer, Mahr Development Corporation of Florida, retained for itself this recreational zone. Phase I contains fifty lots for residential development and is located 4.2 miles from the gate. Owners here do not pay any special assessments. Owners do not have access to amenities, nor do their renters or guests. They have no voting privileges and must provide funding for their own boardwalks, roadways, and landscaping. The properties are not subject to the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
Less than a mile inside the gate, this unique affiliate off Pelican court and Pelican Lane runs from Leisure Lane to the Bay and incorporates 15 conservation lots owned by the State of Florida. The 11 privately owned properties are not subject to Architectural Review Committee (ARC) rules. However, these owners pay the Special Assessment and the largest percentage of annual assessments of all affiliates. Owners are permitted access to all amenities and to participate in all St. George Plantation Owners’ Association (SGPOA) events, including the right to vote on SGPOA covenants and officers. Owners of Pelican Point must maintain their roads beyond the tennis court, which is maintained by SGPOA.
This neighborhood at the west end of Leisure Lane, adjacent to Bob Sike’s Cut with its own “gate within a gate” entrance, is an unusual mix of “inside” and “outside” members of the St. George Plantation Owners’ Association (SGPOA). Properties on Leisure Lane and Schooner Landing Road are full members of SGPOA, paying full assessments, enjoying access to all amenities, exercising the same voting rights, and subject to the same Architectural Review Committee (ARC) rules as other members. These properties are geographically identified as lying along the Gulf or on the Bay at island’s end.
All the properties on Tally Ho Road are members of the Bob Sike’s Cut Owners’ Association (BSCOA). They pay a portion of the annual dues but have no access to amenities, have no voting rights, and are not subject to ARC. However, they must pay a share of their road maintenance, gates and all landscaping within the area.
At one time this neighborhood was to have been commercially developed for multi-family use and would have rivaled the number of owners of all other Plantation associations combined. Agreements today protect the low-density development that has come to characterize the Plantation.
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