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Come and Live Like a Local in a Friendly Little Town

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Situated in the Historic Ridge area, just 2 ½ miles from downtown Darien, and only a mile from Blue N Hall Marina, the CoastAwhile Cottage is the perfect home base for your visit to not only Darien and McIntosh County, but Sapelo, St. Simons and Jekyll Islands, Jacksonville, and Savannah.

Your fully refurbished cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, as well as a large kitchen with pantry, spacious family room with cable television, separate laundry room, front and back porches and a deck. The house is approximately 1600 SQF and offers wood and tile floors throughout. All rooms have ceiling fans. The house offers free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Two bedrooms feature king-sized beds with beautiful headboards fashioned from antique doors. A third bedroom features two twin beds. All bedrooms have private full baths with tub/shower combos.

The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking up seafood that you caught yourself or that you bought in one of the area’s local seafood markets.

The CoastAwhile Cottage is filled with artwork and photographs of the local landscape, bringing the beauty of our area inside to surround you during your stay.

Located on a large lot, the house affords plenty of space for a boat trailer, so bring the boat with you! The property also has power and water hook-up for a camper or travel trailer. Nearby Blue N Hall Marina offers a launch ramp, a large boat lift and bait and fuel. The marina allows easy access to Sapelo Island, Doboy Sound, Sapelo Sound, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

St. Simons and Jekyll Islands, Brunswick, Jacksonville and Savannah are short drives from Darien, making CoastAwhile Cottage a perfect home base for exploring the Georgia coast.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, home, beach house, fishing lodge, kayak lodge, hunting cabin, acreage, cabin


Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (2) 2 king beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • CoastAwhile Cottage is located 1/4 mile from Blue N Hall Marina, rental includes discount cards to Waterfront Wine & Gourmet and Skippers Fish Camp Restaurant in Darien...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    On the Georgia coast in small town Darien. Surrounded by marsh, estuaries and undeveloped islands, steeped in history. Be a local and enjoy the real Georgia Coast....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is a lot of space for boat and other trailers and we have RV hook-up available for an additional cost....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


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


  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck and screened front porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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2 night min stay
$700 $1,800

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $100 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $60 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Houskeeping $100
  • Pet Fee $60
  • Tax Rate 12%


$100 cleaning fee per stay

Once travelers decide to rent the cottage, we will email a confirmation letter and rental agreement. The stated deposit will be due immediately, and the balance will be due two weeks before the arrival date. Regarding the fees, guests may pay with cash, check, money order or credit card.

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Last updated: 07/09/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville, FL or Savannah
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Skipper's Fish Camp
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sapelo Island Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sapelo Hammock
59 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Interstate 95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sapelo Island by boat/Saint Simons, Jekyll by car

Car: Necessary

Kayak, boat, or ferry and Explore rivers, estuaries, islands, beaches, and natural habitats. Our coastline is home to many types of resident wildlife and birds as well as migratory species around the calendar. We boast one of the world’s largest estuarine systems swimming with seafood that is harvested locally. As the second oldest planned city in Georgia and the site of the first fort on Georgia soil, the city of Darien and McIntosh County have a unique blend of history and natural beauty. While we know you will find your favorite place in history, whether it be Fort King George Historic Site, Ashantilly Center or the Old Jail Art Center; our best advice is sure to be dining on local cuisine at one of our restaurants.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Ryan Swinney is originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, but grew up predominately in Hemet, California. Ryan started his career in the United States Coast Guard, and then served for 15 years in law enforcement. He currently works as a licensed electrical contractor. Audrey Swinney is originally from Fairborn, Ohio. Audrey started her career in the United States Air Force, and is still proudly serving her country 27 years later. Audrey and Ryan met and married 17 years ago, and are currently enjoying happily ever after...

Why the Owner Chose Darien:
Ryan and I chose Darien because of its incredible Southern charm. The grand front porches, Spanish Moss, and the incredibly friendly people won us over quickly. Darien had just the combination we were looking for. The town is close to absolutely everything (Savannah, Brunswick, the Golden Isles), yet it still maintains that small town feel and you are moments away from uncrowded rivers, woods, and beaches. We love having the option to be around the big cities, or being around absolutely nothing!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Although the cottage has been completely renovated, it still maintains its original charm. Couples traveling together will appreciate the two large master bedrooms both with their own private bathrooms. Don't worry, the kids will love the twin beds and their own private bath as well. You will love sipping mint juleps on the front screened porch in either the rocking chairs or glider. Or enjoy a family bar-b-queue on your private back patio complete with gas grill. You'll also love the wide variety of outdoor wild flowers that surround the cottage and draw a huge variety of butterfly's. On those rainy days, you're sure to enjoy the large DVD library which you can view on the 50' flat screen located in your spacious living room. RV and boating enthusiasts will appreciate the large, spacious, covered parking areas on the adjacent one acre parcel. Fisherman will be pleased with the short one mile drive to a full-service marina complete with a newly refurbished large boat ways to assist you in enjoying of the hundreds of miles of inlets in beautiful McIntosh County. Bird watching enthusiasts won't want to miss the hundreds of species migrating through this beautiful area! And for those of you looking for that romantic get away, what's more romantic than a walk on a gorgeous beach alone. I guarantee you'll find your own private beach on St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, or Jekyll Island. Just grab one of the many beach towels provided and find your private paradise. And your full kitchen, completely stocked for preparing all that seafood you purchased, will surly help you save tons of money and make lots of wonderful family memories! Finally, you're bound to love the memory foam mattress covers on your king sized bed and the luxurious 1500 thread count Devereux Collection sheets (they feel like butter!) Did we mention the Beauty Rest pillows and sumptuous Egyptian cotton towels! And best of all, we've one of the best priced cottage

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  • Coast Awhile and relax

    Coast Awhile and relax

  • Front King size room with full bath

    Front King size room with full bath

  • Full, roomy kitchen with large pantry

    Full, roomy kitchen with large pantry

  • Family, laughter, love

    Family, laughter, love

  • Bed room 3 has two twin beds and a full bath

    Bed room 3 has two twin beds and a full bath

  • Semi tropical gardens

    Semi tropical gardens

  • Three full bath rooms....Every body is happy!

    Three full bath rooms....Every body is happy!

  • Full size washer and dryer

    Full size washer and dryer

  • Coast aWhile with us!

    Coast aWhile with us!

  • Make memories at Coast Awhile

    Make memories at Coast Awhile

  • Back porch and garden

    Back porch and garden

  • Cozy master suite off kitchen

    Cozy master suite off kitchen

  • Gather with family and friends

    Gather with family and friends

  • Historic Ridge where the road makes room for huge Live Oaks

    Historic Ridge where the road makes room for huge Live Oaks

  • One of two comfy twin beds in the third bedroom.

    One of two comfy twin beds in the third bedroom.

  • Candy Canes dance on a tree

    Candy Canes dance on a tree

  • Warm cozy Coastal Christmas

    Warm cozy Coastal Christmas

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