Train Watchers' Cottage on Way to Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Relax on front porch swing and catch a glimpse of the many trains that pass through Folkston each day. Visit the Train Museum in the old restored depot in downtown Folkston. Walk around town for an ice cream cone or soup and sandwich at Whislin Dixie's and join the ever present group of train watchers at the Funnel. Take a short ride to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge for a guided tour of the pristine wilderness or rent a boat for a closer look at the alligators in the cypress swamp. Take a day trip to historic St. Marys where ferries daily cruise the open waters of the St. Marys River forty-five minutes to Cumberland Island where you will see wild horses, deer and turkeys on your walk across the island to the Atlantic Ocean beach. Take other day trips to St. Simons, Jekyll, or Amelia Island.
At the end of the day enjoy a fine dinner at the Okefenokee Restaurant in Folkston or
Lang's seafood in St. Marys.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
- 1.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
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A pleasant stay !
A pleasant stay !
We had a wonderful stay at Okefenokee Cottage. We liked the the authentic furniture, the quick internet and the cottage was very clean ! And the owner Bill is such a nice person.
- Guest Peter
- Date of stay 08/02/12
- Review Submitted 08/07/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your kind review. It was a pleasure and a surprise to have you from Belgium! Hope you will return to the Okefenokee Cottage when you visit friends in the Savannah area. Hope you had a nice trip to the Okefenokee Swamp and to St. Augustine. Special wishes for your safe travel back home..
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage....such a charming old house with true hardwood floors and a front porch swing. A real taste of the south! Only 8 miles to the Okefenokee wildlife refuge, and lovely Coke floats at nearby Whistlin' Dixie. Perfect getaway for someone looking to escape the city for a while! We would definitely return.
- Guest LondonPeach84
- Date of stay 04/19/12
- Review Submitted 04/24/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review. You said it better than we could! So glad your family enjoyed our area. Many of our guests this year have visited the Train Museum in Folkston's restored depot and some have taken the ferry from St. Marys to Cumberland Island. Come back for the Okefenokee Festival in October.
For train watching it was excellent. Owner is very cooperative. Small but fits your needs.
- Guest Bob
- Date of stay 03/23/12
- Review Submitted 03/31/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks for your review. It's been so nice to visit with folks from several northern states this winter. So good that some guests have made the cruise to Cumberland Island. We hope that they will come back for more fun on the beaches and in the Okefenokee...
A Sweet Place to Stay
A Sweet Place to Stay
We had a great time at the Okefenokee Cottage. It's cozy, quaint and in a great location -- less than 10 miles from the Okefenokee Swamp and near enough to St. Mary's, Jekyll and St. Simon Islands for day trips. We were welcomed by the owner, a true gentleman of the South. He made sure we were comfortably settled and were familiar with the highlights of Folkston and the surrounding area. We really appreciated the cable TV and wi-fi. Be sure to go to Whistlin' Dixie's, and "the funnel." If you like Thai food, there's a great restaurant, Tup Tim Thai, on Main Street.
- Guest Carol
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 03/14/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thanks so much for your review of the Okefenokee Cottage. We are pleased you are having so many nice visits to interesting places in the South. Please come back for more adventure on the coast and surrounding areas.
Rental payments or deposits must be received in advance of your visit. A $100 returnable deposit is required with each visit. Personal checks, money orders and certified checks are acceptable. A $50 cancellation fee will be withheld from your funds if you cancel your visit with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice. $100/nt, $250/weekend plus 7% GA sales tax and 5% local lodging tax. Additionally, $400 per week plus above taxes and $950 per month with no taxes. Excellent location for winter months.
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Year Purchased: 2006
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