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Bring the Whole Family * Sleeps 6* Perfect Base for Exploring the Coast!

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Totally updated Mill Cottage in the heart of historical downtown.

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Last updated: 08/05/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

*5* STAR Rated! * Free WiFi! HBO! “Slip Away” year-round to St. Marys, GA, the South’s best-kept secret. Enjoy the amazing mild weather at our Stylish & Immaculate Cottage! Perfect Base for Exploring the Coast! Our immaculate cottage is bigger than it looks and is freshly furnished with tasteful and luxurious appointments including brand new deep mattresses, comfortable new furniture and a fully equipped slate-tiled kitchen. Designer touches include a custom driftwood headboard in the spacious master suite, a built-in banquette in the breakfast room off the kitchen and stylish coastal details throughout, highlighted by a collection of local art photography. All of the living space is conveniently located on one floor. The layout affords ample privacy for two couples but can accommodate up to 6 comfortably.

*** Room for up to 6 guests ***

Two nice-sized bedrooms (on opposite ends of the house,) each with Queen beds and 2 full bathrooms are ideal for 4 people. A pull-out Queen sofa in the LR can accommodate 2 more guests when needed. Both bedrooms offer great closet space, luxury linens, blankets and a selection of pillows, plus alarm clocks, room-darkening blinds and reading lights. We also provide towels and a start-up supply of soap, toilet paper, napkins and cleaning products for your use.

*** Free WiFI and the latest technology ***

Never miss a GAME! There is a new 42” 1080p LCD TV with free digital cable, HBO and BluRay player in the Living Room and a 2nd flat screen TV in the Master. We include free internet AND WiFi, for those who want to stay connected. There’s also a dockable stereo/clock for iPhone and iPods. For your comfort, Central A/C, LR ceiling fan and BR fans are included as is a convenient full-size washer/dryer.

*** Bring your boat or RV or just hang out ***

Driveway parking will easily accommodate cars and boat trailer or RV. Bring your boat or Waverunners, there are two free public boat ramps, each less than a mile away. Our yard is newly landscaped and features a variety of Southern favorites including Camellia, Palms and Confederate jasmine, perfect for sitting out on a nice day. Bring, or rent a bike for touring, or take a short walk to the shops and restaurants nearby.

*** So much to see and do ***

Our selection of local guide books and games assures you won’t be bored. Want to try your hand at Southern Cuisine? We’ve got the ultimate Southern Cookbook and all the kitchen utensils you’ll need to harness your inner Paula Deen. After dinner you can relax and let the new Bosch dishwasher do the work.

Fishing and boating, Biking, golf and kayaking are popular pastimes in the immediate area. Golf cart and bicycle rentals are also available for cruising around town while enjoying the historical homes and ancient moss covered oaks that line the streets of the downtown historic district where Slip Away is located. The St. Marys Riverfront park (where you meet the ferry to Cumberland Island), the marina, seafood restaurants, the city park, churches, shopping, museums, antique stores and Saturday farm market are all within walking distance. Nearby is the Aquatic Center with pools for children and adults, a library, movie theater and plentiful shopping and grocery stores. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is located 40 minutes west of town. The Jacksonville Airport is only 25 minutes South. Savannah is 90 minutes North. St. Marys is also home to the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

*** Explore the best of Coastal Georgia and Florida ***

Our cottage is just 8 miles, yet a world-away, from I-95, within easy day tripping distance to the sights, shopping, dining and beaches of Savannah, St Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island in Georgia and St Augustine, Jacksonville, and Fernandina in Florida. “Slip Away” is the simple solution to escaping the stress of the outside world. It’s a sanctuary that’s been designer decorated inside and out.

*** St. Marys, GA, the South’s best-kept secret ***

Only in St Marys can you settle in on a swing along the river front as the sunset dips into the state’s southern-most boundary, take in an evening concert under the stars, drink a cold beverage at one of several nearby cafes or eat just-caught sweet Georgia shrimp, all within walking distance of home. Locals scoot by and wave from bikes and golf-carts, kids play near the fountain and everybody wakes up for morning coffee at the shops along Osborne St. Life moves at an old-fashioned pace and with a vanishing grace that you swore no longer existed.

Here you will find true southern small-town hospitality combined with the allure of wild coastlines, pristine salt marsh and long, sunny days. Bring your boat and launch it less than a mile away, fish all day in secluded coves along the ICW where dolphins are your only company. Slip over to Amelia Island, only 20 minutes by water or 30 minutes by car. Golf nearby to your heart’s delight.

“Slip Away” is truly a spot you’ll love coming home to.

There is no 'off season' in our area. The weather is great, year-round! We offer 'no haggle' pricing which is how we keep our rates low. We do not offer monthly rates during Peak Season Feb-May.

About the town:

St. Marys is a city with roots as far back as the 1500's. It is the 2nd oldest city in America (after St. Augustine, FL ).

During Summer, everyone will love the nearby Aquatic Park, just 1.3 miles from the cottage! A zero depth entry water playground with sprinklers, water cannons, slides, and a million other ways to get wet! A huge bucket dumps 300 gallons of water on those below every 5 minutes. Take a ride on the Orange Crush Enclosed-Twister Slide--you're down in 5 seconds! The four lane lap pool is attached to the slide catch pool. (There is always one lap lane available to lap swimmers.) Water depth goes from 3 to 5 feet. The lazy river is 500 feet long and winds around the back side of the park. Tubes and life jackets are available for use. Chairs and umbrellas are in the middle of the island.



Keywords: cottage, ranch, house, flat, bungalow, single

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome:

    Well behaved children are always welcome! Sorry, no crib/high chair available....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    All rooms on one level. Two steps up from ground level into home....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Sterns & Foster Pillow Top Mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New Serta Mattress Set...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen

    Living Room Sleeper Sofa...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) New Serta mattress set in MBR. New Sterns/Foster mattress set in BR 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly Renovated! Double Sinks, Hairdryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly Renovated! Hall Bath opposite BR 2...moreless

  • 2 Full Baths with tub/shower combo

Other Amenities

  • BluRay DVD player, Free HBO

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Access to Pandora through TV iPhone/iPod stereo in MBR...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Digital Comcast Cable w/HBO, High Speed Internet and WiFi, BluRay Player. 2nd flat screen TV in MBR with basic cable....moreless

  • Television:

    42' big-screen TV in the LR and a second 17' flat-panel wide-screen in the back bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Access YOUR Netflix account through the BluRay Player! Lots more FREE movies available through ONdemand from Comcast....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast Internet included free of charge. Both wireless and wired connections available....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    new, steam dryer...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High-Thread Count Sheets Blankets Bath Towels (No beach towels)...moreless

  • Parking:

    Easily park 3+ cars in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Kitchen Towels provided. (No beach towels)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full-size washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free WiFi available at the cottage via our private network (not a public community or area wifi)...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    Ask about having the refrigerator stocked for you prior to your arrival (at extra cost.)...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All standard utensils plus blender and milkshake machine, all baking dishes including muffin tin. Coffee Maker, toaster and microwave oven....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    New Bosch Dishwasher...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Eat-in with Banquette with seating for 6...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full-Size with ice-maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
Feb 1 - May 31, 2016
7 night min stay

$795

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly

Peak Season
Feb 1 - May 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$795

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$795 $1,995

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $114 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $67 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

We DO NOT prorate for stays less than 7 nights. The weekly rate is our MINIMUM rate. Thank you!

This quote is an estimate only. Rates vary by month and for certain holidays. Please confirm with owner.

Security Damage Insurance of $49 OR $300 refundable security deposit ***NOT BOTH***

For stays over 2 weeks:

* Housekeeping is every 2 weeks at an additional cost of $100 per visit. So, for a 4 week stay, the fee would be $200.

* lodging tax applies to the first 30 nights only


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville (JAX)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
VARIOUS
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cumberland Island
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
VARIOUS
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
VARIOUS
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Amelia Island

Car: Recommended

The ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore is located about a half mile away. Numerous beaches available within 45 minutes. Great (and inexpensive) golfing nearby. And food! From BBQ to Seafood Shacks, posh to plain, lots of great good-for-the-soul cooking to be had. Easy day trips to Savannah, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Okeefenokee and so much more.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My husband David and I invite you to be our guests at 'Slip Away.' We've made every effort to give our vintage mill cottage coastal flair that is both comfortable and contemporary without feeling fussy or formal. Everything in our entirely rehabbed cottage is newly purchased for the cottage - nothing is old, worn or cast-off stuff from somewhere else. We want our home to feel like vacation, not like Grandma's guest room (even though we all love Grandma!)

Why the Owner Chose St. Marys:
David and I completed a month-long road trip through the Southeast during the summer of 2004. We travelled over 4,800 miles and visited most of the major destinations. On on our way from Amelia Island, FL, to Savannah, GA, we planned to make a brief stop in St. Marys to try to get a glimpse of the HGTV dream house. We ended up staying the night and fell in love with this charming, small town. We were reminded of the beach towns we had visited as kids -- towns that today are so over-developed, and so outrageously expensive to visit that the idea of owning was beyond our means. We loved the feel of St. Marys, the mild climate and the bluest skies you'll ever see. We seized the opportunity to make St. Marys our home away from home. We plan to retire here when life allows.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We appreciate that we can be so far away from our day-to-day lives, and yet be close enough to the activities we enjoy in one of the most naturally beautiful places remaining on the East Coast. Our cottage is in a quiet, restful setting under the canopy of an old Oak tree hung with moss. Within a few blocks is the downtown area where we enjoy shopping, dining and the many seasonal festivals and events held year-round. From here, you can take the ferry to Cumberland Island, a true national treasure - there are times we've had miles of beach all to ourselves to enjoy.


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  • Totally updated Mill Cottage in the heart of historical downtown.

    Totally updated Mill Cottage in the heart of historical downtown.

  • Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of counter, Bosch D/W and full-size fridge

    Well-equipped kitchen with plenty of counter, Bosch D/W and full-size fridge

  • Spacious Master Suite with ample closets and new Serta mattress.

    Spacious Master Suite with ample closets and new Serta mattress.

  • Second bedroom with adjacent bath and luxurious new pillow-top mattress

    Second bedroom with adjacent bath and luxurious new pillow-top mattress

  • Only 5 blocks to the Cumberland Island Passenger Ferry!

    Only 5 blocks to the Cumberland Island Passenger Ferry!

  • Enjoy the many events and festivities at the nearby Gilman Riverfront Park!

    Enjoy the many events and festivities at the nearby Gilman Riverfront Park!

  • Bring your boat or kayak! We have 2 FREE nearby boat launches!

    Bring your boat or kayak! We have 2 FREE nearby boat launches!

  • Another gorgous day in St Marys comes to a close.

    Another gorgous day in St Marys comes to a close.

  • Living room with queen sleeper, ceiling fan, and BluRay DVD & HBO

    Living room with queen sleeper, ceiling fan, and BluRay DVD & HBO

  • Sunny dining area with built-in banquette, perfect for meals, games and crafts

    Sunny dining area with built-in banquette, perfect for meals, games and crafts

  • Need to work? Free WiFi and High-Speed Cable plus Digital TV!

    Need to work? Free WiFi and High-Speed Cable plus Digital TV!

  • Master Bathroom with Double Sinks and Tub/Shower Combination

    Master Bathroom with Double Sinks and Tub/Shower Combination

  • Shrimp boat as seen from the beach on Cumberland Island.

    Shrimp boat as seen from the beach on Cumberland Island.

  • Laze the day  on a river-view swing at the Gilman Riverfront Park downtown.

    Laze the day on a river-view swing at the Gilman Riverfront Park downtown.

  • St Marys from the ICW.  Only minutes by water to Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island.

    St Marys from the ICW. Only minutes by water to Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island.

  • Don't get in deep trouble by renting anywhere else! SlipAway is the BEST!

    Don't get in deep trouble by renting anywhere else! SlipAway is the BEST!

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