76010 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone: 800-645-GATE or 305-664-4136 ~ Fax: 305-664-9746

 


 

Guestbook

Thank you for visiting this page. All feedback, notes and suggestions from our Guests are appreciated.
Please include the city, state and country you visited us from. We look forward to hearing from you.


Miss you all!! It was Another Wonderful vacation in the Keys!! Our 20th year Anniversary was a trip to Remember!! Hopefully next we will make our 8th year visit!! More pictures to come!!

Christine Powell July 24, 2013

Hi Terri,
Here are a few pics of Tillman and Fiona from our trip. We all had a great time! The dogs loved having free run of the property. And even though the dock was half out of commission they didn't seem to mind since there was still a launching zone. They even took off on my paddle board. We will be seeing you again! Thanks for a fun vacation for our whole family.

Windy
April 14, 2013

Terri,

  This past Friday and Saturday night stay was again sensational.  Man the weather was grand.  Again the #3 cottage was super clean and cool.  Our Golden Reteivers had a ball as usual.  See you again next month as you already know. 

Gary Herlth May 20, 2013


Susanne/Teri,

  It sure was a pleasure to stay this past weekend at WGC.  Our two Golden Retrievers again were having a time of their lives.  The property is so grand and well kept.  What I really do like is there is nothing to do at WGC except relax and swim and play with our puppies.  Looking forward to a week’s stay in March 2013.  See you then.

  Gary and Candy Herlth

Miami Lakes, Fla. December 14th -18th 2012

 

Hi Terri,

I just wanted to say thank you again for the accommodations and attached some photos of our stay last week. Dixie dog had a wonderful time as well so feel free to post her photos. She loves to be on the internet.  I actually cried when we left Friday morning.
I just rated you on Trip Adviser as well.
Also, if you ever want to sell the place, let me know!! :-)

My family used to own two ocean front motels in Myrtle Beach, SC where I grew up, so I understand the hard work and dedication it takes in keeping up a place and running it.I grew up working in the business myself.  It is obvious that a lot of care and love has been put in to the entire facility and it shows.

Thanks again and I can't wait to come back next year!!

Sincerely,
Shannon and James Lehman

 

Hi Terri and the Crew!

 

We had such a wonderful time at White Gate Court.  I started missing it before we even left.  It was a dream vacation for us and the perfect place to take our dog.  Bungalow #3 was perfect.  It was cool, quiet, comfortable, and a real home away from home. We enjoyed meeting all of our neighbors, too.  Cricket has never been happier and is quite mad at us for making her leave.  She is a real salty dog now.  We saw so many fish and other critters while snorkeling; Cricket loved hunting the land crabs, possum, and chasing the great white heron, who tolerated her in return.  She loved getting in the water and got a bit braver each day.  I do hope we are able to come again and stay longer.  It was well worth the 1,500 mile drive from Fort Worth, Texas! 

 

Bruce, Betsy and Cricket Horn

Fort Worth, Texas

July 2011

 

 

Good morning.  I just wanted to thank you for the terrific stay at your property this weekend.  Cabin #7 was spotless, comfortable, and just perfect for our weekend getaway!  We loved the grounds, kayaking (which I did for the first time ever and loved it) and just lounging in such a peaceful setting.  We'll definitely be back (and will bring the furkids next time, too)!


Thank you again for a great Keys experience!

Susan and Russell Moore

 

 

Terri, we wanted to let you know what a great time we had during our recent stay. No one had a better time than Barnes, particularly when he tried to pull Raymond out of the water by his flipper. While Cathy and I rested and read, Barnes wore himself going in and out of the water and playing with the other pets. Much like a kid on vacation, he was nonstop during the day and passed out at night. I have attached two pictures that tell the story.

 Our room was clean and spacious, the grounds lovely and the sunsets were as advertised. Everyone made us feel right at home. We have spread the word here and would recommend White Gate Court to anyone, especially, those with dogs.
We are already talking of our return trip.  Thank you.

Tom, Cathy and Barnes

Myrtle Beach, SC

May 2, 2011

 

Hi Terri and Suzanne, May 7th - May 11th 2009   Just another GREAT stay at White Gate Court. This place is truly amazing! We stayed in #4 and it was very clean and cozy, your staff is very accommodating and helpful. We love watching Suzanne feed the birds! The sunsets are the best and snorkeling was fantastic. Carol and Lou  and their new baby Heidi were there that we met last year, wish we could have stayed longer! Next year we are there for a week. We met some really nice people there and the family pets were great too. The dolphin that swam up to the dock was my highlight! Thanks again for a wonderful stay and we would not go to any place else. You just gotta come and stay!

Dee, Jeanne & Reba

 

Dear Terri and staff who made me feel at home,   My name is Katy, the black Standard Poodle, from Indianapolis, Indiana.  I HAD A FABULOUS TIME AT WHITE GATE COURT.  I tried to chase:  a) the egrets;  b) the iguana: c) the doves, all to no avail.  Gail, one of my "servants" took me onto the pier to look at the cormorants and the clown fish, and the nurse shark.  We took long walks and inspected the beautiful grounds.  My other "servant", Bob,  brought me tidbits from the fine restaurants in Islamorada.     I want to thank everyone for our two week visit.  I'm voting for us to come back next year.... Love, Katy

Gail and Bob Hall and KATY   

Indianapolis, IN, USA     Jan. 17-31, 2009

 

Thanks so much for a wonderful trip to the keys!  We had unheard of cold weather and high winds for our visit, but all was redeemed thanks to where we stayed! I'm not sure we could've stayed at a more relaxing, laid back and perfect spot.  We kayaked from the dock, rode bikes to Robbie's Marina (even though the tarpon were a no show due to the weather), and grilled out while watching the stars and relaxing atmosphere of White Gate Court.  We stayed in #1, and it was cozy with comfy beds and all that we needed to enjoy a week in the keys.  I've never brought my dog, Bessie, on vacation, and have always wished for the opportunity... It couldn't have been a better time!  We drove 11 hours from South Carolina and are already trying to visit y'all again...  Thanks for everything.  I hope you enjoy the pictures!

All the best,
Susan, Richie and Bessie
Charleston, SC
2/3-2/7/2009

 

Dear Susan and Terry,

 

     We wanted to let you know how much we loved staying at White Gate Court.  We found your hotel after an online search for pet-friendly hotels.  We spent 3 wonderful nights in October 2008.  The grounds were clean and well-kept.  Unit 4 was comfortable & immaculate.  The other guests were friendly but not intrusive, as were you and your staff.  We were able to keep our 5-year-old Boxer-Lab mix off-leash the entire time.  He loved roaming around, meeting the other dogs, and swimming & playing catch in the water.  There was a clean gas BBQ in front of our unit with a patio set and tiki torches.  Very peaceful to bring the coffee out there in the mornings and watch Buddy exploring.  After reading some of the online reviews, I can only think that some folks cannot be pleased and will find anything to complain about.  If anyone is looking for serenity with family and pets, this place is great.  We are definitely planning to return to the White Gate Court for our next getaway.  See you soon!

 

Bob & Lisa Baker (and Buddy!)

Margate, Florida, USA

Oct. 19-22, 2008

Hi Terri,   White Gate is a truly unique and special slice of life.  I can't wait to tell our friends at doggie park. We all love our furry kids and want them to enjoy a "family" vacation with us. Most places say they are pet friendly, but really mean on leash only. Having him swim and romp around off leash  was a priceless experience and one we will never forget. His first encounter with the manatees was snorkeling with me and he stood up on one thinking it was a rock until she rolled over. He decided after that to view them from the dock unstead. What a "baby".  We had a lot of fun with everyone we met that weekend and hope we'll all get back together for a "reunion of sorts". Here are a few more photos of some of Otis's new pals. I sewnt Nauret and Nuri the ones with "Paco" paddle boat, but didn't get a chance to get Pat's email to forward along the ones of Zander and Madison.

Becky & Otis

Vero Beach, Florida May 9 - 12, 2008

My husband and I were at the resort from May 12th until May 17th.  We had a wonderful time.  The suite was immaculate, the grounds were a tropical garden and the visit was relaxing.  We will stay at your little resort again next time we come down.

Thank you.
Jim and MJ


My husband and I along with our empty nest baby, Samwise-"Sam" for short, our black lab, enjoyed a very clam and relaxing 6 days (May 8 - 13) in your little paradise called White Gate Court.  We stayed in room 6 and found it to be an immaculate and charming bungalow.  You even provided a throw so Sam (who is very, very spoiled) could lounge on the bed like he's used to at home!  The surrounding well kept gardens, grounds and beach provided us with a peaceful atmosphere to read, snorkel, and chat with other guests as well as a great place for our Sam to enjoy himself.  Sam especially liked meeting and greeting with Deanna and Jeanne's "Reba" and Carol and Lou's "Jack".  Thank you for providing such a nice place for us to come and vacation with our beloved pooch.  We intend to be regular guests at White Gate--"God willing and the creeks don't rise"--at least once a year.  Till we meet again.

Emily and Mitch Shedio

Lehigh Acres, Florida

May 8-13, 2008    

 

We stayed at White Gate Court this May 2008 and we had a wonderful time.  The resort is spotless and very well maintained.  It is quiet, peaceful, the management is very friendly, and it’s great for pets.  There is lots to do in the area with many good restaurants to eat at.   Our dogs had a wonderful time frolicking in the water and running around the grounds.  I have stayed in many pet friendly resorts, but this is the best one yet, and I think one of a kind in the Keys.  We will be back!

 

Neyda Galvez

Hope Young

Luna and Hannah

Miami, Florida 33144

May 17-20

 

Thank you again for the terrific, relaxing week we had! Bogey is already looking for his beach swim this morning. He got so comfortable with me in the kayak.  I am sure I will now take him in many trips here around theTampa bay. Catching fish off the dock was fun. Everything was great. We just can't say enough. Look forward to seeing you again, soon


Bary and Sue Easton                             

Clearwater, Florida
April 2008

 

My wife and I, along with our lab Aiko,  spent 5 wonderful days at White
Gate Court and just wanted to thank the entire staff for creating such a
great place. The grounds were beautiful, our room was fantastic and it was
such a thrill for us to find a place that not only accepts pets, but
actually welcomes them. Attached is photo of our lab playing with another
guest lab and having a ball!

Thanks again,
 Dan and Judy Macy
Hatifield, PA
3/16/08 - 3/22/08

Hi Deb!
Just wanted to say that Richard and I had an awesome 2 weeks at the resort. Everything was just perfect and the weather did not disappoint either. Not only did we have a great vacation but we also made some new friends. What more can you ask for?
Hope Wally's leg is better. He is an amazing dog! We are already planning our next trip hopefully this coming spring.
When we got back home to Brampton, Ontario, Canada on Nov 10 it was quite a temperature change for us. When we left the resort in the morning it was almost 80 degrees and when we landed in Toronto it was a mere 39 degrees. Burrrrr! I Can't wait until our next visit.

Once again thanks for the great vacation experience.


Terrie and Richard Kuziomko
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Monday, November 12, 2007 4:36 PM


Hi Susanne,

We were so sorry to hear about Barney. We know he’ll be missed by all that knew him. We visited White Gate Court about 2-1/2 years ago with our pup, Buckwheat. We never leave home without our pups. We have two new additions and look forward to a visit sometime in the near future. We were so happy we found this paradise for ourselves, friends, family and of course our pups which was our original purpose for finding your place. We just loved it at White Gate Court and have wonderful memories of our visit and look forward to many more!

Best regards,


Sandra, Vaughan and Buckwheat Etchell
...and our new additions Augie and Ozzy
North Riverside IL 60546
Monday, October 15, 2007 1:12 PM


 

David & Chloe on the dock at White Gate Court - August 2007We had such a wonderful time!! I am attaching some photos from our stay with you this past weekend. The grounds were lovely! Our cottage was lovely. Beautiful, relaxing, comfortable!!!

Thank you so much and May God Bless YOU!!~

Vicki, David & Chloe
Lake Worth, Florida

8/24-8/27/2007
Monday, August 27, 2007 7:20 PM

 

 

 


 

Susan & Deb,

Another wonderful week in your perfect little paradise. Being from California most people think I have the perfect weather and surroundings, but nothing compares to the Eden I find there. With a six hour flight I can not bring my 4 legged company but I find surrogate friends there. This was my second year coming and it was even more beautiful. The ground are breath taking and cabins are little pieces of heaven. I can not wait to book again for next year. For one week out of my year I find peace and serenity that recharges my batteries. Please always keep this place the same it is perfect.

Kathy Colarusso
Orange County, Califorina
Monday, May 21, 2007 11:19 AM

 


 

Daffodil, Vincent and Gwynne Constantino stayed at White Gate Court on May 14-19, 2007. We stay here every year and always enjoy our visit. The rooms are all kept clean and the staff is very helpful with whatever you may need. The grounds are spotless and so is the beach. I suggest White Gate Court to everyone who asks me where I stay when I go to the Keys.

Thank you for a great vacation!

Sincerely,

Gwynne Constantino
Director of Sales-Hampton Inn
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
Tuesday, May 22, 2007 4:39 PM

 


 

Hi Deb,

Its just me Robert Schlien letting you know how much we loved staying at Whitegate Court. Katharine and I were astonished by how lovely the accomodations were whilst permitting Jessie to have a vacation as well. Jessie, my golden, is part of our family and having a hotel that was so pet friendly and layback was truly a great surprise. The swimming was great, paddleboating was relaxing and just sitting under a tree made everything perfect. Being from Ft Lauderdale we look forward to visiting Whitegate again quite soon.

All the best to you and staff.

Robert Schlien

Thursday, May 17, 2007 10:55 AM

 


 

Hi Deb!
We had such a wonderful time there in March! Jeff is going to send you some pictures of Guss and the other dogs playing. We hope to see you soon. This was the best vacation EVER! Thank you so much for the hospitality. I'll e-mail you the pics soon. We hope Wally and Barney are doing well.

Sincerely,
Ashley Ouellette
Orange Beach, AL
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 10:55 AM

 


 

Newest Resident of White Gate Court

Hi Deb,
I thought you might like this picture of Wally. It’s the only one that came out. We had a great time there and hope to return, with or without dog.

Best,
Jody Perkins
Feb. 3, 2007

 

 


 

Emily & Oliver - Merry Christmas to White Gate CourtHello....we were wondering if you had any openings for Feb. 2007? We enjoyed your place very much in 2005 our 2 yellow labs (Emily & Oliver) had a blast as did we. We will be in Delray Beach, Florida for the winter from Montauk, New York and thought we would take a ride south for a week or two. Please let me know if there are any available openings. Look forward to hearing from you. Best to Barney! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all....see attached photo.

Best, Lorraine Lupo
Thursday, December 28, 2006 8:44 PM

 

 


 

Wow....another perfect vacation at White Gate...we didn't want to leave.  The grounds and our cabin were perfect, but more important, the friendships that we  made (2 legged and 4 legged) are priceless. For me, the quiet relaxation was long overdue !  See you earlier next year.

Sharlene, Sandy, and Tino
Spring Hill, Florida
Wednesday, October 11, 2006

 


We've just returned to the real world, and I just wanted to pass a note to tell you that we really enjoyed our time on your property.  it is immaculate, and well managed.  From Suzanne right on down to the housekeeping and grounds crew.  Everyone was great!  My husband and I will be back..............you are in our favorites!

Take care,
Nancy Adkins
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

 


 

Hi Susan,  On behalf of my wife, son and most of all Suni (our Chesapeake Bay Retriever) I want to thank you for the wonderful hospitality...
We enjoyed your beautiful hideaway with all of the natural tropical surroundings and relaxing beach front. It was truly relaxing for all of us and we can't wait to return.


Rick, Donna and Jeff Gardner
FL, USA
Tuesday, August 8, 2006

 


 

HI SUSAN, THIS IS SANTINO @ SHARLENE MORRELL FROM SPRING HILL, FLORIDA WE WERE JUST LOOKING AT YOUR WEB-SITE AND READ ABOUT BARNEY. SHAR AND I WERE NOT AWARE HE WAS ILL , BUT WE ARE SO GLAD THE OPERATION WENT WELL AND BARNEY IS UP AND AROUND AND MAKING A STRONG RECOVERY!  SHAR AND I WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT OUR UP COMING VACATION  STARTING SEPT. 3RD . AND EVEN MORE SO OUR BOY TINO THE DOBERMAN WILL BE ALL SMILES WHEN HE SEES THE WATERS AND OUR CABIN AGAIN !  YOUR HOME HAS BECOME OUR FAVORITE VACATION SPOT SINCE FINDING YOU IN 2004 !   SO UNTIL THEN STAY SAFE ! WISHING YOU AND BARNEY AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM OUR BEST WISHES !   

SHARLENE @ SANTINO @ TINO,  MORRELL
July, 2006

 


 

Cali at White Gate CourtHello Susanne,

I just wanted to say congratulations to Barney, I know the relief you feel after his operation is immense. It has been over a year since my husband and I (along w/ Cali our poodle) visited your delightful resort, but I was re-living the trip while enjoying your website. It was truly one of the best vacations we have ever had. Your hospitality was sublime and the accommodations were perfect.
Best wishes and I look forward to vacationing with you again. Shanan Gibson
"I wake up every morning determined both to change the world and have one heck of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day a little difficult." E. B. White

Shanan G. Gibson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business
East Carolina University
Friday, July 14, 2006

 


 

MY HUSBAND AND OUR TWO LABS JUST RETURNED FROM THIS BEAUTIFUL RESORT. WE TRAVEL QUITE A BIT AND HAVE NOT FELT SO AT HOME ANYWHERE.  THE HOUSEKEEPING STAFF WERE GREAT AND DEB MADE THIS A SEAMLESS VACATION.  I WOULD NOT STAY ANYWHERE ELSE.  OUR DOGS DID NOT WANT TO GO HOME, NOR DID THEIR HUMANS. 

THANK YOU.

LISA TAYLOR & LOU VAZQUEZ
MICKEY MOUSE & RUSSELL
Gainesville, FL
Tuesday, July 11, 2006

 


 

I wanted to take just a moment to say what a wonderful time we had at White Gate Court a few weeks ago!! Hope to see you again very soon. 

Stephania
FL, USA
Tuesday, June 27, 2006

 


 

Hello,

Just wanted to say thank you!  We had an awesome time, and are so glad that our special little boy was welcome there. It was Mickey's first vacation.  He enjoyed meeting new friends, running around on the beach, helping to feed the birds, and swimming in the ocean. We all enjoyed it so much, we are coming back again in July. Thanks again for making our vacation special by allowing our precious puppy to come along!
Janet, Kenny, Mickey

Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
- Tuesday, June 20, 2006

 


 

Thanks for a very relaxing 4 days. This is the first time we have taken a dog on vacation. Nutmeg is 15 months old, & we all had a great time. A perfect place for people & pets to relax & have a great time. Nutmeg's first time swimming & she loved it. We will be back next year.    

Lee & Nancy & Nutmeg
Lantana, FL USA
-Sunday, June 4, 2006

 


Hello!
On behalf of the Galloway, Owens, and Kelly family, we want to thank the staff at WGC for a fantastic vacation.  It was 3 generations all together and the resort was beautiful.  My husband is very interested in the flower/tree that grows right beside the unit we stayed in, #7.  Its an orchid looking plant, and Deb shared the name but of course we forgot it! Please let me know the name if you could.

Thank you again for a beautiful vacation!

Holly Galloway
Wellington, FL USA
-Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Note: It is known as Frangipani or Plumeria - d.

 


 

Dear Susan,

Thank you so much for our week at White Gate Court. It was very relaxing and the accommodations were perfect. We met so many new friends there and look forward to our next visit.

Roy & Marti Baker
Tierra Verde, FL USA
- Wednesday, May 31, 2006

 


Hello Susan, we really enjoyed our week at White Gate Court; Fred also. Thankyou for being pet friendly; we have never boarded Fred, our dog. We had a safe trip returning home; we hope to revisit beautiful Islamorada and White Gate Court. Thank you, John, Teresa and Fred Eblen

John and Teresa Eblen
Apollo Beach, Fl. USA
- Monday, March 27, 2006


Hi Susan and Raymond, We want to thank you for the wonderful time we had at the White Gate Court the 1st week of February. It was the most relaxing vacation we have ever taken, and Vivian and Rambo enjoyed it also. This was our first visit with you folks, but not our last. If anyone is looking for a great vacation spot, We can't think of a better place than with you. Thanks very much. Love you both. See you soon. Ingrid and Kern :-)

Kern and Ingrid Yager
Burns, Tn USA
- Saturday, February 18, 2006


 

We had the best time staying with you. Everyone was so accomodating and the facilities are beautiful. We could not imagine staying anywhere else and are looking forward to returning in the near future.

Pat Page & Emily DeSa
Orange VA USA
Friday January 20, 2006   14:08:43

 


 

It has been several years since Ken and I visited White gate and we had the best vacation/honeymoon ever... Peaceful atmosphere, Susanne was the best hostess, and the entire trip was wonderful... I recommend this to everyone I know. Thank you so much Susanne!!!!

Nancy Adkins & Ken Fugate
Ocala Fl USA
Monday January 09, 2006   15:27:45

 


 

this beautiful home is where I used to spend all of my summers with my dearest grandparents Harold and Betty Cockrell. THey used to house sit during the summer months. My fondest childhood memories are locked away in this most beautiful place and will forever be held as presious memories. Thank you for your grasiousness in allowing me to see it in person on January 8 2006, I will always rememberthis thanks, Erin Jones

erin jones
lake toxaway nc. USA
Monday January 09, 2006   01:56:10

 


 

Laura and I are both busy people, and time off is rare. Accordingly, where we stay when we can get away is usually a make-or-break matter. We chose White Gate Court on recommendation from a good friend, and we were not disappointed. Our cabana (No. 7) was clean and well-furnished, the grounds were nicely kept, and most important, our host was wonderful. Susan is a sweetheart who makes very effort to accomodate. She makes you feel welcome and at home (if, of course, your home is on the turquoise blue waters of the Keys ;-)). I brought a fishing boat down which Susan graciously allowed me to tie to the dock the entire visit. Unfamiliar with the particular waterways, Susan volunteered advice on both routes of navigation and fishing spots. In sum, it was a great stay, with a great host ! We will certainly return. p.s. We had the honor of staying the same weekend as Fern, the Great Dane - oh yeah, and her owners James and Anastasia (hi guys!). Fern was waiting for me with tail wagging as I brought the boat back from the ramp . . . Awesome dog!

Andrew & Laura
Palm Harbor FL USA
Thursday January 05, 2006   22:14:32

 


 

Spending our 4th anniversary was a delight at your special place in Islamorada. Very relaxing, romantic and of course wonderful that our Great Dane, Fern, could be with us on our holiday. We all thank you and will be back soon. Thanks for the hospitality, Susan.
James, Anastasia & Fern
Sarasota FL USA Monday December 19, 2005   03:55:31

 


 

Susan thank you for the second best vaction this year. The first was in May when Jimmy and I met you and Raymond for the first time. The two of you have been so kind to Jimmy and I and have given us just two fabulous vacations in one year.We tell everybody about White Gate and your generosity.The vacation in November was three weeks after Wilma hit and it was fabulous.We were pleasantly surprised that everything was in perfect order. Thanks again for everything . Libby

Libby Keller
cottageville sc USA
Wednesday November 30, 2005   15:05:15

 


 

Dear Susan, My husband and Vizsla have visited White Gate Court five times with our most recent visit being the week of October 16 - October 23 2005. We had another fabulous week and are so grateful that you rescued the property and continue to manage it. I would like to point out that we are Floridians and live 6 blocks from the ocean yet we choose to drive 7-8 hours to White Gate Court every year and can hardly wait until our next visit. It is our perfect and ideal vacation spot for the following reasons: 1. our Vizsla has the time of her life running, swimming and playing with the other dogs (who have always been friendly) 2. contrary to popular belief, sandy beaches are extremely rare in the Keys; the beautiful beach you created is a real treat. 3. the property is gorgeous and meticulously attended to 4. the cottages are quaint and clean 5. the other guests are always friendly and interesting 6. the property is so big, we always feel like we have the whole place to ourselves 7. the location of the property being in a residential area keeps the atmosphere private and quiet 8. the location of the property in the Islamorada area is perfect - our favorite restaurants and shopping are there. It is for all of these reasons and many more that I hope you and the staff are all doing okay after Hurricane Wilma. We have grown fond of you over the years. Wilma was just starting to affect the Keys the Sunday we departed and I have been worried about your safety and the damage the storm may have caused. It is quite evident that you have put your heart and soul into the property and made it what it is. My husband and I have cherished memories at WGC and we look forward to many, many more. I wish we lived closer to you to lend our hands in the cleanup from Wilma. Sincerely, Jill

Jill Lineberger
Jacksonville Beach FL USA
Tuesday November 22, 2005   23:01:59

 


 

Susanne, I sure hope you survived the nastiness of hurricane Wilma. We visited your lovely resort the week of October 3rd and have an absolutely wonderful time. Beginning with the cabins: they were spotless and beautiful. The grounds were immaculate and the grounds keepers were constantly working to make sure that not even a blade of grass was out of place. Speaking of grass: what a nice treat in the keys that you can walk barefoot on soft grass. Even though it was too windy (we didn't even take our boat off the trailer), it was one of the most wonderful and relaxing trips we've ever had. The paddle boat gave us a lovely trip around the mangroves one day, thank you! We also brought our kayaks and had fun, but the most fun was being able to have our little Jack Russell (Desi) with us. It was hilarious when my husband Mickey would catch a fish off the dock and give it to Desi. She would bring it to me (on a lawn chair, sunning and reading) and I would set it free in the water. The silly little doggie would then go for a swim and try and find it. We did this over and over and enjoyed it every single time. Oh, Desi sends her thank you too for the doggie treat (non-fat!). Thank you. I hope all is well from the storm. It's such a nice get a-way that we hope to come back again.

Connie Smith
jacksonville fl USA
Monday October 31, 2005   13:20:44

 


 

Suanne, What a beautiful place you have and what a great smile you have as well. Although we live in Miami and some of your guest do not have the luxury of living so close you have a wonderfull enviromment especially for our beautiful pets. Sea Shell our beautiful golden retriever has a time of her life swimming in the fish and manatee loaded lagoon that is gin clear to say the least. I so happy that my wife has booked as you know a lot of three day weekends for us because our Sea Shell loves the place and is safe. The grounds give you the feeling of a wide open environment and not like some of the other resorts that make you feel cramped. We have found paradise for ourselves and our beautiful animal. See you soon.

Gary & Candy Herlth
Miami Lakes Fla USA
Monday October 03, 2005   19:40:28

 


 

HI SUSAN, THIS IS SANTINO AND SHARLENE MORRELL, AND WE CANT FORGET " TINO OUR PET DOBIE " FOR ANOTHER VERY MEMORABLE VACATION! WE VACATIONED LAST YEAR AT YOUR RESORT IN AUGUST AND WE ALL HAD A FANTASTIC TIME ! I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SO KIND AND ALLOWING US AND OTHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING OUR 4 LEGGED MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY ON VACATION WITH US. SHARLENE AND I HAVE BEEN COMING DOWN TO ISLAMORADA FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS AND HAVING TO PLACE OUR PET IN THE KENNEL WHICH WAS VERY SAD FOR ALL INVOLVED. SO WE DECIDED BACK ON VACATION 2004 TO DO SOME LOOKING AROUND FOR A VACATION SPOT IN THE AREA THAT MAY ALLOW DOGS. WE SEARCHED AND SEARCHED AND FOUND 1 OR 2 PLACES THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM IF THEY MET THE REQUIRMENTS " SMALL UP TO 30 LBS". WELL OUR PETS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A LITTLE LARGER AND HEAVIER "100 LB. RANGE ". TINO WEIGHS IN AROUND 104 LBS FULL OF GOOD MANNERS, COURTSEY AND LOTS OF LOVE. WELL WHEN WE FOUND YOUR RESORT. WE COULD NOT BELIEVE OUR EYES,WHEN WE ENTERED THE GATES AT WHITE GATE.THE GROUNDS,THE CABINS AND THE BEACH AND DOCK AREA WERE ALL BEAUTIFUL AND WELL MAINTAINED. WE WERE SO SOLD WHEN WE MET THE STAFF AND THEY SAID THAT TINO WOULD BE WELCOMED ON OUR NEXT VACATION.WE WERE SO VERY TO KNOW THAT OUR NEXT VACATION WOULD BE COMPLETE. IN CLOSING SUSAN, WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME THIS YEAR SEPT.11 THRU 17 TH 2004, SHAR, TINO AND I ENJOYED THE BEACH,THE WATERS AND THE GROUNDS WERE ALL VERY RELAXING.AND WE LOVE OUR VILLA #2,THANKS TO ALL THE STAFF, THE GROUNDS AND ROOM CLEANERS WERE ALL SO VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY DURING OUR STAY! THANKS AGAIN SUSAN,LOOKING FORWARD TO VACATIONING WITH YOU IN SUMMER 2006!

SANTINO & SHARLENE MORRELL
SPRING HILL FL USA
Wednesday September 28, 2005   14:57:18

 


 

My wife, myself and Zoey the Pug have just returned from one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken. Susanne is an amazing hostess who supervises a wonderful crew that keep the units and grounds in immaculate condition. We wanted to extend our stay for three more days after the first week but Hurricane Rita shortened the extension. Susanne thought of nothing but our well being. We spent hours each day and night on the dock and in the water repeatedly amazed by the sea critters including a huge manatee! Having our dog with us made the trip so easy and everyone seemed to watch their pets and respect each other's privacy. The gardens are beautiful and geckos, lizards and even a friendly and beautiful corn snake would visit our porches from time to time. Watching Susanne feed the Great White Egrets and other smaller birds just before sunset was a daily treat. Speaking of sunsets, the view from the end of the dock is amazing as several hundred pictures we took attest to. Susanne is a fascinating woman with a wealth of knowledge of the Keys and many other topics as well. It is hard to find the right words to adequately describe how happy we are that we stayed at White Gate Court. Read the introduction on the website about what to expect. It is what piqued my interest in the first place but all my expectations were exceeded. Thanks for such a wonderful experience!

Shawn and Evelyn Estey
Canton Ga. USA
Thursday September 22, 2005   22:49:37

 


 

9-11-05, We enjoyed the last week very much. It was great to be able to vacation with our dogs at a place that welcomes them. It was very relaxing and we'll not hesitate to refer White Gate and hope that we can return soon as well.

Bruce and Judy Watkins
Venice Fl USA
Sunday September 11, 2005   23:22:27

 


 

Merci Raymond et Suzanne de votre chaleureux accueil. Les chiens se sont amuses comme des fous, et l'endroit est vraiment magnifique. A tres bientot j'espere pour la soupe de poisson. Chris, Lucy, Antoine, Eve

Chris, Lucy, Eve, Antoine
Santa Rosa Beach FL USA
Wednesday July 27, 2005   03:19:28

 


 

Susan you have a wonderful place, and you are a great host. My wife, myself and our grand son enjoyed your hospitality and the great Florida Keys.It was hard for us to leave, gregory had a great time with all the fish, crabs and the beautful manatee. WE WILL BE BACK! Dianne and I wish you the best of everything. Thank You Chris, Dianne and Gregory
Chris Tasillo
Charleston SC USA Tuesday July 12, 2005   14:32:58

 


 

Dear Susan, A note to express, once again, our joy to have found White Court Gate for our vacation. This is a beautiful, restful, gorgeous, environment where adults, children and pooches (of all sizes!) share wonderful and unforgetable memories. Your hospitality, as well as Raymond's, made our stay even more delightful. Hope to be back soon. Eve, Antoine, Chris, Lucy and, Bandi & Winston

Eve / Antoine / Chris / Lucy
Miami FL USA
Thursday June 30, 2005   00:04:43

 


 

My family of four has just returned from our week stay at White Gate Court. The pictures on the web site can not capture the true essence of the resort. One level cottages tucked in among Palms, Hibicus and numerous flowering vines. Plenty of lounge chairs about, in the shade and sunshine. This was the first time I have read two books in one week since our kids were born ( now 9 and 5 1/2) Speaking of kids; the lagoon is a living seaquariam.... great swimming,snorkeling and playing with the paddle boat were the hits of each day. My 5 1/2 year old daughter was swimming in the water one afternoon and asked me if we could move to this country!!! Accomadations were very comfortable. The owners have truly created a "Treasure " in the Florida Keys.

Diane Akin
Marietta ga USA
Wednesday June 29, 2005   21:29:40

 


 

Hallo White Gate-Team We got back well to Germany but a part of us has been staying at the keys. The children are talking nearly every day about fishing, manatees, dolphins, kayaks .... We are looking forward to our next trip to Florida and hope to see you back soon. The Bernard-family

Esther und Karl Bernard
Frankfurt Germany
Wednesday June 04, 2003   03:38:40

 


 

I went back to work today and found myself day dreaming of the wonderful and peaceful time we had last week. Rarely does an internet site really turn out to be all that is pictured and offered but this one did! We had a truly peaceful and restful vacation...one I will look forward to again soon. The staff were very kind and polite and saw to our every need. You truly have a small piece of paradise.

S. Lodwick
Pensacola Fl USA
Monday May 26, 2003   19:31:50

 


 

We enjoyed our stay very much. It was very relaxing and everything we want in a vacation. We loved our cottage and the beach was great. Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation.

Vicki Vollmer
USA
Friday, April 04, 2003 at 13:25:52 (EST)

 


 

My family and I have been going to White Gate court for the last ten years running and it is the best time we have ever had down in the keys. Susan Raymond and their staff are the utmost in professionals and their dog Barney the swimmer is as cute as can be. We drive from New York where the hustle is overwhelming. From the second we see the white gates we are immediately at peace. I can't wait to go fishing on the spacious dock while my parents love to relax on the quiet and peaceful beach. All in all I really can't say anything even remotely negative about the place it truly is everything i hoped for in a quiet getaway.

Charles Eames
wantagh, NY USA -
Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 13:03:51 (EST)

 


 

Susanne, We had a fantastic vacation in the keys. This was by far the best vacation of my life and I have White Gate Court to thank for it. The accomodations were great the weather was perfect the water was beautiful and all of the staff was wonderfully polite and helpful. It was quiet the most important factor of all serene calm and beautiful. We loved snorkeling every afternoon and saw many many types of fish and crustaceans. The morning we were leaving at 4:45 we said goodbye to the ocean and to my left I saw a large object moving in the water. It was a manatee. She was about 8 feet long. We both got in the water with her and gave her water from the hose. A park ranger in the everglades said we should not have given her water but thought the experience was amazing. We petted her and swam with her for about 45 minutes it was incredible and wonderful. I will never forget that experience and will definitely be back to White gate Court yearly if not twice a year what a great place!!!!

Amy Snyder, Becky DeShone
Alger, MI USA
Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 20:06:09 (EST)

 


 

Deb and I, along with our "boys", Ralphie and Wally, would like to thank all of you at the Court for a perfect week's vacation. We spent New Year's Day sitting in the sun and enjoying the peace and quiet of your beautiful resort. We're planning on staying 2 weeks next time, so let us know when you will be booking for Dec., 2003...we can't wait!

Stephen and Deb Pouech
stafford springs, ct USA
Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 11:20:52 (EST)

 


 

We spent Christmas at White Gate Court: my husband and I and our dog Wally. We absolutely loved the little bungalow that we stayed in! Wally enjoyed meeting many new friends-especially Hanna and Madison-and we all enjoyed lounging on the beach. The grills at each bungalow are a nice touch. We grilled wonderful seafood from the Islamorada Fish Market for Christmas dinner. You really have a little piece of paradise down there and we can't wait to come back. Thanks for the hospitality~Halie, Doug, and Wally Creps

Halie Creps
Suffolk, VA USA
Friday, January 17, 2003 at 23:52:54 (EST)

 


 

Pets welcomed-What an understatement!! We had a fabulous time at White Gate Court-It was a treat to bring our dog, Oreo, on vacation with us and have feel as welcomed as we did. We left there and went to Key West-what a mistake. We hurried back to Islamarada and the quiet beauty of White Gate Court.

AnnFarmer
Clearwater, Fl USA
Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 15:22:24 (EST)

 


 

What a fabulous time we had during our stay!! We were very pleased with the accomodations...quiet, relaxing, beautiful, clean....perfect!!! The only bad part of our vacation was when we had to leave. Our dogs had the best time swimming and running on the beautiful grounds! We'll definately be back as soon as we can and will highly recommend White Gate Court to all our friends and family.

Stacy and Ryan
Boynton Beach, FL USA
Monday, October 07, 2002 at 11:03:18 (EDT)

 


 

Dear Susanne and Raymond,
Being an avid diver I stayed at the "expensive" busy hotel to in Islamorada and fell in love with the area, and decided on the next dive trip to get away from the crowds and researched alternatives on the internet. Of all of the choices available, White Gate Court looked the best. Your site spoke to me because I have stayed at the finest hotels in the world, and don't like being caught in the "Toursit Prisons" the big hotels tend to offer. Unfortunately I waited too long and there weren't any reservations available for my vacation. I took my second choice and visited White Gate Court during that visit and saw it was even better than the web site said it would be. I made sure to book the next diving holiday well in advance, and had a friend stay with me (that lives in London England) this time that wanted to be certified to dive too. Learning to dive can be a little stressful, but when we arrived back "home" each evening to our beautiful villa and tranquil beach we truly cherished every moment away from the crowds. My friend Martin and I also fell in love on that vacation, and returned two weeks later we returned to White Gate Court to be married in an underwater ceremony. Martin is moving to Florida now and I am sure that at least once a year we will return to relax in the romantic manicured beach and gardens that your wonderful resort offers, away from the busy highway. We will also bring our little dog Angel, and she loves to swim and play with the other dogs staying there. We made many new friends that would also find it difficult to leave their little friends in a kennel. The staff, especially Raisia were also wonderful making sure that everything was perfect when we returned each day. Thank you again for having the atmosphere that created a treasure trove of romantic memories and an opportunity for us to really be together. We hope to see you all again very soon.
Love and Blessings, Martin and Lynne (Turner) Kelly

Martin and Lynne Kelly
Bonita Springs, FL USA
Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 12:55:35 (EDT)

 


 

A SIMPLY WONDERFUL WEEK,, AS ALWAYS!! THANK YOU FOR HAVING THE FINEST RESORT IN THE KEYS. WE'LL BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

cyndi and ron andrasi
sarasota, fl USA - Thursday
September 05, 2002 at 21:39:27 (EDT)

 


 

White Gate is all a dog lover could ask for - we were very grateful to find such a wonderful resort to bring our dog Raven. She had a great time as did we all. We will definitely be back!
Gerald & Sharon Jones
Cape Coral, FL USA
Monday, September 02, 2002 at 13:10:19 (EDT)

 


 

Spent a couple days at White Gate Court and your place is as advertised; clean, quiet and relaxing. Barney was friendly and fun to hang with on your beach. Only suggestion I would have is to install ceiling fans in all units and upgrade the window AC units. Overall a nice experience.

Steve Ludwig
Austin, TX USA
Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 13:52:39 (EDT)

 


 

We are only two days home from our wonderful vacation in White Gate Court. Cheeto and Cindy (those crazy lovable dachshunds) and my husband and I loved everything, from the atmosphere, the beautifully manicured grounds, (and we know this is a lot of hard work since we are from Naples), the Villa, the service, all of it! This was our second time there, and (the Girls) enjoyed their freedom tremendously, and Cindy even became protective of her (home), and the dock! I read that Sake had a great time, too. We met him and other new dog friends....Rokko, Patches, Apollo, Zoe, and many more! I highly reccomend White Gate Court to anyone who loves the Keys, sunsets (you should see the pictures I got),, and the snorkeling. We only caught 5 lobster, but that's okay...next year I'll get them. Thanks Susanne and Roman. We loved it! Who knows, maybe we will be back sooner.

Connie and Jim Capps
Naples, Fl USA
Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 14:50:56 (EDT)

 


 

We completely fell in love with your resort, we felt as if we were tranformed to the 40's when everything seemed so simple yet elegant. Even our to Cairn Terriers(their first Vacation) loved it! We can't wait to return. Also keep those great pads on the beds, they were very cozy! Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hurt

Paul & Kathy Hurt
Sebastian, Fl USA
Friday, August 16, 2002 at 19:29:52 (EDT)

 


 

My husband and I recently spent a long weekend at the resort with our dog Sake. We had such a relaxing and wonderful time. It was great to find a resort that accepts pets(although after the staff saw all of Sake's fur on the floor I doubt they want us back)We highly recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to spend a relaxing time with or without your pet. We will surely return next year.

Maria Schlissel
Weston, Fl USA - Tuesday
August 13, 2002 at 15:06:24 (EDT)

 


 

As soon as my husband and I drove onto the grounds of White Gate Court, we knew we were in the right place. We had 5 wonderful days in the Keys this summer, and surely could have stayed 5 more days. Especially at White Gate Court. We brought our energetic Border Collie, Mattie, along because this was her vacation. She is a water lover and she made the most of it. By the second day her energy level was much lower with all the swimming and playing she had done. We brought our boat down also. We cannot say enough great things about the room, the grounds, the water. Such a wonderful, relaxing place and we will definetly make White Gate Court "our place" in the Keys thanks to Susanne and Roman. Thank you and we'll see you again, soon. Debbie, Todd & Mattie

Debbie Nye

 


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