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Idyllic Retreat on Tidal Lagoon- Great Birding & Relaxing!

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Private dock located directly on the tidal lagoon.

Private dock located directly on the tidal lagoon. Spacious living room adjacent to private deck with water view. Comfortable seating with lots of room for relaxing or guests. Dining table overlooking the water. Fully equipped kitchen with Jenn-air gas range. Queen size bed Ceramic tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub. Your ideal St. Simons Island rental is waiting for you! Perfect place for that romantic getaway! View from lagoon showing carriage house and dock This Great Blue Heron is one of the many wading birds in our tidal lagoon. The Hooded Mergansers come back to our lagoon each year!

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Last updated: 04/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Other St. Simons Island Properties cottage description

'We've had a relaxing week in these excellent accommodations. The Carriage House lived up to the claims for bird watching. One highlight was watching an Osprey catching a fish and circling the deck four times.'

'The Carriage House is a perfect home away from home.'

'It is such a nice, romantic place to come.'

'My family and I had a wonderful week here on Saint Simons Island thanks in part to your fabulous carriage house. The setting was serene and the decor made us feel right at home.'

'This is a perfect place to kayak and I hope to be back.'

'It helped to have this cozy cottage to call home while we looked for a permanent home on Saint Simons Island.'

These are just some of the recent notes we received from our guests. Even though they have probably told you all you really need to know, let us share a bit more about the greatest hidden gem on the Island.

This charming and spacious carriage house overlooks a serenely beautiful saltwater tidal lagoon. It was built to be used as the owners' personal guest house and is not your ordinary rental. It is located on a quiet street in an established neighborhood. Relax in its airy, high-ceiling rooms or in the hot tub on the deck where you can enjoy watching many species of wading birds or sit on the private dock on the lagoon and watch the sun go down.

Our carriage house is on Wesley Oak Circle on Saint Simons Island. Everything on the island is easily accessible from here. We are five minutes by car to the public beach entrance at the historic Coast Guard Station museum and new bathhouse facilities. You can walk on the beach for miles at mid to low tide from there. The Village, located by the ocean, is about seven minutes from the carriage house by car. Here you'll find many shops, restaurants, the light house and museum, and the boardwalk and fishing pier. We have a water park by the lighthouse: Neptune Park Fun Zone.

Saint Simons is bike friendly with trails and paths. There are bike rentals available at several places and 2 bike shops.

Many historic sites are close by, such as: Bloody Marsh Battle Site on Demere Road; Saint Simons Island Lighthouse, where you can climb to the top to have a really good view of Saint Simons and the nearby islands; old slave dwellings at Gascoigne Bluff. If you're looking for beauty and serenity, you'll want to visit the beautiful and historic Christ Church and the Fort Frederica National Monument on North Frederica Road.

Saint Simons has many beautiful, large live oak trees that line the roadways. These trees' ancestors were the very trees used to build the famous 'Old Ironsides' warship. The oak timbers were milled on Gascoigne Bluff.

There are many golf courses nearby as well as tennis courts. Good kayak 'put-in' sites are easily accessible.

The views of the marshes and rivers are spectacular and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean is RIGHT here!

To get a good sense about the history of Saint Simons, there is a very interesting trilogy of books by the late Eugenia Price. They are historically accurate and beautifully written. You might be interested in obtaining at least the first book of the three. It's called 'Lighthouse' and the books can all be purchased through Amazon.

Whether for a few days, a week, a month or a complete season, our Wesley Oak carriage house is the perfect island getaway!

Please note that this property has a flight of stairs to reach the carriage house.

Keywords: Carriage House

Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Minimum age is 21....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Not Suitable For Children

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                4...moreless

              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Oven
              • Stove
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                And heating...moreless

              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Parking Off Street
              • Hair Dryer
              • Parking
              • Towels Provided
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • The Carriage House has 2 HDTVs. It is located 2 miles from the beach, 3 miles from St. Simons' pier village, 2 and 1/2 miles from Sea Palms Golf Course, 4 miles from historic Christ Church and Fort Frederica National Monument. Kayakers' delight with many put-in locations close by. It is centrally located on the island. We are 1 and 1/2 hours from Jacksonville International Airport and from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport by car....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Television

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Pool & Spa

                      • Jetted Tub
                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                          • Waterfront

                          Activities

                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Racquetball
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Sailing
                          • Surfing
                          • Golf
                          • Tennis
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Cycling
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Parasailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Museums
                          • Restaurants
                          • Shelling
                          • Cinemas
                          • Live Theater
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Boating
                          • Antiquing
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Shopping
                          • Sight Seeing
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Wonderful carriage house

                            Wonderful carriage house

                            • Guest L (Boulder, CO, USA)
                            • Date of stay 08/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                            I had a wonderful experience in this beautiful carriage home. It was exactly what I expected from the listing ~ spotless, inviting, quiet and charming with lovely view of the tidal pond. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. If you are looking for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle but a short drive to everywhere, I highly recommend this place and I look forward to staying there again.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: Thanks for taking time to write this nice review; we sincerely appreciate it and hope that you will return to our expansive marshlands, ancient oaks, winding rivers, sparkling ocean waves and breathtaking sunsets and sunrises for another relaxing experience like no other! We do try very hard to make our VRBO a perfect retreat for those visiting St. Simons, the largest barrier island in the Golden Isles, made famous by poet Sidney Lanier and often spoke of by world-renowned author, Eugenia Price, of the "special light" on St. Simons being unlike anything she had ever seen!

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                          • Private and relaxing with every amenity

                            Private and relaxing with every amenity

                            • Guest Lee and Sharon (Atlanta)
                            • Date of stay 06/12/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/30/13
                            The description and photos were far exceeded by the actual experience of staying at this wonderful gem! My wife and I had a great experience. Everything we needed for our stay was provided, with great printed instructions and helpful local guides to the island. The kitchen, as well as the rest of the carriage house, was absolutely first-rate. Great appliances and complete kitchen equipment made cooking and eating in a pleasure. The bedroom was quiet, and the bed was ultra comfortable, with a firm mattress. Everything was well maintained and spotless. We enjoyed our breakfast and morning coffee on the deck overlooking the lagoon. The owner even provided binoculars and several bird guides that made our mornings a pleasure. My wife and I are birdwatchers, and we got to identify two species we'd never seen before, including a lesser yellow legs. One afternoon I watched an osprey circle and dive into the lagoon and catch a mullet, then fly directly towards me. The carriage house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, with complete privacy. It provided quick access to great beaches, shopping areas, and downtown. The printed directions provided by the owner tipped us off to access to the best sections of the beach. The owner thought of everything, and we had great email communication throughout the rental process We are looking forward to staying here again..

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Owner response: We do so appreciate your taking your time to write such a nice review of our carriage house, and we are delighted that you plan to return! We strive to furnish and maintain the carriage house for guests in such a way as to have friendly and comfortable surroundings to meet the needs we would like to have when we are vacationing away from home!

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                          • We Hit the Jackpot!

                            We Hit the Jackpot!

                            • Guest Lynn & Kevin (South Glastonbury, CT)
                            • Date of stay 02/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/11/13
                            This trip was our first time renting a place through the internet and we hit the jackpot! The property is exactly as depicted in the listing -- picturesque, comfortable, clean and well equipped. We had a great time watching the different types of birds on the adjacent tidal pond. Saint Simons Island is a beautiful place and we particularly enjoyed a kayak trip through the marshes and over to Sea Island with SouthEast Adventure Outfitters. We also would recommend visiting the different museums, Fort Frederica and Christ Church. Culinary highlights were the crab soup at the Crab Trap, fried shrimp at Iguana's, crab cakes at Barbara Jean's, BBQ at Southern Soul, ice cream from Moo Cow and anything at Blackwater Grill. We had a wonderful week at the Carriage House and will return.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                          • Our Christmas Holiday

                            Our Christmas Holiday

                            • Guest Carol & Dick (New York, NY)
                            • Date of stay 12/23/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/05/13
                            The "Guest House" proved to be the ideal setting for our Christmas getaway. Beautifully situated and well maintained with all the conveniences of being home. It gave us the peace and tranquility we needed to relax and rejuvenate. We have already recommended it to several of our friends.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                          • Honeymoon Hideaway

                            Honeymoon Hideaway

                            • Guest Bo (Leesburg, GA)
                            • Date of stay 12/28/12
                            • Review Submitted 01/04/13
                            Honestly, our vist to the Carriage House could not have been better. We were married on the island the day we arrived and the next several days were spend enjoying our honeymoon. The Carriage House is perfect for couples who are seeking a quiet getaway without noise or distractions. The location is in an quiet, older, established neighborhood. However, the deck overlooks a beautiful tidal pond with lots of bird life including beautiful Wood Ducks, Kingfishers and Wood Storks! We found the property to be very tastfully decorated and extremely clean. The owners thought of every detail! Everything we needed was available in the kitchen area and bathroom. The well thought out layout and lighting created a romantic ambiance. The hot tub was nice, too! In summary, if you are looking for a party in the thick of the action, this is not your rental. If you are looking for a mature, quiet, romantic departure from the hustle and bustle of life, then this is your perfect vacation destination. Just move in and enjoy! In fact, we could retire and live there we liked it so much. We will return someday. P and B

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Honeymooner's Paradise

                            Honeymooner's Paradise

                            • Guest Michael (Dalton, GA, USA)
                            • Date of stay 07/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/23/12
                            My wife and I were absolutely thrilled with the accomodations. Despite a minor technical hiccup with the hot tub early on, we found the place very cozy and we can't wait to return. The landlady was extremely helpful, and quickly took care of all of our needs. The property is located within a few minutes' drive of the pier and the lighthouse, as well as several excellent restaurants. And the lagoon which is directly behind the building (and which can be enjoyed from the dock or the hot tub (on the porch) is great for bird-watching. I highly recommend this place to any couples who want a relaxing time together. My wife and I look forward to going back ourselves in the near future.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

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                          • Great place

                            Great place

                            • Guest Ronnie (Franklin, TN, USA)
                            • Date of stay 05/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 05/18/12
                            Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The privacy and setting were wonderful. The interior---furniture, fixtures, bed, etc.---was great also. We would not hesitate to stay there again.

                            Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                          • Quaint, clean, impeccable decorating Cottage

                            Quaint, clean, impeccable decorating Cottage

                            • Guest Shannon (Leesville, SC)
                            • Date of stay 04/08/12
                            • Review Submitted 04/13/12
                            Highly recommend this rental. Great location and close to everything!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers, romantic getaway.

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                          • This was a perfect home away from home.

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                            This was a perfect home away from home.

                            • Guest Kay
                            • Date of stay 01/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/26/12
                            It was a perfect writing retreat. Living in NYC, I don't miss having a car... what I miss are my bird feeders. I loved watching the mergansers, wood storks, and herons. What a treat. Just as I was wishing that I had brought my bird guides and binoculars, I found some waiting for me on the end table. Every detail of the carriage house was intentional. I loved your thoughtfulness. Thank you for a delightful four days.

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                          • We enjoyed our stay!

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                            We enjoyed our stay!

                            • Guest Chauncey and Mary
                            • Date of stay 09/10/11
                            • Review Submitted 02/26/12
                            The carriage house provides such tranquility. The weather was perfect. It was so relaxing sitting on the deck watching the fish jump and the egret, after day at the beach or biking. St. Simons is a wonderful place to explore and experience a slower pace of life. We hope to visit again.

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                          3 night min stay
                          $125 $125
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                          $875 $3,750
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          $75.00 cleaning fee

                          $100.00 security/damage deposit

                          5% lodging tax

                          6% GA sales tax


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                          • Private dock located directly on the tidal lagoon.

                            Private dock located directly on the tidal lagoon.

                          • Comfortable seating with lots of room for relaxing or guests.

                            Comfortable seating with lots of room for relaxing or guests.

                          • Fully equipped kitchen with Jenn-air gas range.

                            Fully equipped kitchen with Jenn-air gas range.

                          • Ceramic tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub.

                            Ceramic tiled bath with Jacuzzi tub.

                          • Perfect place for that romantic getaway!

                            Perfect place for that romantic getaway!

                          • This Great Blue Heron is one of the many wading birds in our tidal lagoon.

                            This Great Blue Heron is one of the many wading birds in our tidal lagoon.

                          • Spacious living room adjacent to private deck with water view.

                            Spacious living room adjacent to private deck with water view.

                          • Dining table overlooking the water.

                            Dining table overlooking the water.

                          • Queen size bed

                            Queen size bed

                          • Your ideal St. Simons Island rental is waiting for you!

                            Your ideal St. Simons Island rental is waiting for you!

                          • View from lagoon showing carriage house and dock

                            View from lagoon showing carriage house and dock

                          • The Hooded Mergansers come back to our lagoon each year!

                            The Hooded Mergansers come back to our lagoon each year!

                          VRBO #245857

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                          This listing was first published here in 2009.

                          Date last modified - Friday, August 30, 2013

                          $125 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

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