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Saint Marys Premier Vacation Rental

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Last updated: 09/24/2014

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description


“Historic Collier-Casey House”, circa 1874, is situated on the premier vacation rental site in Saint Marys! This property is a perfect location for your Saint Marys “family event” stay with 3 private accommodations that can accommodate a single individual or a group of up to 12 people.

The tropical setting of the fully landscaped 2+ acre property, with its palm trees, moss-draped oaks, and southern pecan trees, is situated directly on the Marsh to the east, with un-obscured views of Cumberland Island, 'the pass' to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and Fernandina Beach, FL.; and un-obscured River views to the south (front) of the property! No other rental property in Saint Marys offers these beautiful water views.

You can enjoy sitting on the wrap-around porch of the historic home and watch marsh birds, sail boats, and Cumberland Island Ferries as they head in-and-out of Saint Marys! With binoculars you might also get a sighting of a Submarine based at the US Naval Submarine Base in Kingsland entering or leaving the pass!

The beautiful historic two-story “Main House” with its original Heart Pine floors and 12' ceilings, consists of 2400 sf of living space and is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining, comfy living room, spacious eat-in kitchen with marsh views, washer-dryer and everything you need for a perfect vacation or extended stay in Saint Marys! Furnishings consist of beautiful antiques and antique reproductions that add to the historic ambiance of the home.

The separate upstairs “Captains Quarters”, with it’s upstairs deck that offers “the best views” to the East, is 1200 sf comprised of a 14 ft. Vaulted Ceiling Great Room with living, kitchen, and breakfast areas; queen bedroom with walk-in closet; and large bath with jetted garden tub, walk-in shower, two large double vanities, and private water closet.

The historic “Commissary Cottage” is said to be the actual commissary building from the “SM&K” (Saint Marys/Kingsland Railroad) founded in 1865 by Captain Lemuel Johnson. The quaint cottage, newly renovated and decorated, is situated behind the main house on the property, with its own deck and patio area over looking the scenic marsh and beautiful landscape of the compound property. The one-room efficiency cottage has everything you would have in the comfort of your own home including its own fully stocked full-size kitchen, breakfast area, living room, queen bedroom sleeping area, and private bathroom with shower.

This property is the closest rental property to town (only one “small town block” to the Saint Marys River waterfront and village shops and restaurants)! As stated in Southern Living Magazine article featuring Saint Marys in 2006, “There’s something about Saint Marys”! If you haven’t experienced Saint Marys you are missing a rare gem!

Keywords: Scenic, Marsh front, River view, Water view, Estate House, Cottage, Apartment, closest in-town/in-village rental; un-obscured water views; beautiful property; Tropical Landscape; Palm Trees; historic; wedding site;

We are the only Vacation Rental property in St. Marys offering exclusive access to all ammenities of "Osprey Cove Resort & Country Club". The beautiful "gated community property" is located less than 8 miles (10 minute drive) from our property and include: The River Club; Fine Dining; Golf & Driving Range; Swimming & Pool-side grill; Fitness Center; and HarTru Tennis Courts.



Property Type

  • Estate
  • 3300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Small pet considered upon approval - non-refundable $100 pet fee per pet and may require Damange Insurance...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 3: 2 queen

    Upstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

    Upstairs Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Downstairs/Main Level Bedroom...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Salons; in-house or local massage therapist; bike and golf cart rentals available; Un-obscured Marsh Front; River Views...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    All Basic and local Cable channels...moreless

  • Television:

    45' Flat Screen TV; DVD Player...moreless


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


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    2 short blocks to City Center and all downtown shops, restaurants, meseums, visitor centers, Ferry service...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Distant views to the pass between Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach leading to the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Resort:

    WE NOW OFFER EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ALL AMENITIES OF "OSPREY COVE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Amenities include: River Club, Fine Dining, Golf and Driving Range, Pool, Fitness Center, and Tennis Courts. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Village of Downtown Saint Marys within 2 blocks of property...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct views of Saint Marys River and Marsh, with distant views to the Intercoastal Waterway and Cumberland Island, Fernandina Beach and the pass to the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Marsh-front ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining:

    Formal dining room seats 6-8 with additional breakfast room table and seating for 4....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full Size Front Loading...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    3 - Non-burning fire places...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We offer exclusive access to Osprey Cove Club and Resort amenities that includes Fitness/Gym access....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Combination Living/Office area including 45' flat screen TV; DVD Player...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size Front Loading...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Includes adequate supply of filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Full set of cookware including 3 sizes of fry skillets and baking pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Adequate dishes and utensils to serve 8-10 people...moreless

  • Dishwasher:


  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Very large Country-style kitche with tiled floors. Kitchen contains all cooking, serving, and dining utensils and dinnerware with adequate place settings to serve 8-10 people....moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large side-by-side GE refrigerator with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric 4 burner stove/Oven combination ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Available on first-come; first-serve basis. Bicycle rentals are available in town....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat and River Cruises are locally available for hire. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Country wrap-around porch includes 2 swings and seating for 6...moreless

  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    We offer Exclusive access to Osprey Cove Club and Resort amenities that includes golf. Golf rates are $45 per person/18 holes and includes golf cart. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak/Canoe rental are available in town; Adequate storage area for those wishing to bring their own....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully Landscape lawns/gardens...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 grills provided - charcoal and gas...moreless

  • Tennis:

    We offer exclusive access to Osprey Cove Club and Resort amenities that includes Tennis on Clay courts. Tennis Lessons also available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    We offer exclusive access to Osprey Cove Club and Resort amenities that includes Pool Access....moreless



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Nov 22 - May 1, 2016
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$1,700 $3,000
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  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 6%


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Pet Fee is $100 per pet

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25% deposit on booking if more than 90 days from occupancy, with balance due a minimum of 90 days from occupancy.

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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
JAX International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Local Bars and Restaurants
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Langs Marina
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Osprey Cove Club & Resort Exclusive Access
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local Restaurants
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cumberland Island Nat'l Seashore

The quaint town with our friendly “locals”, is steeped in history and is the second oldest city in America. It is “The Gateway” to Cumberland Island, a “U.S. National Seashore” park notably known as the wedding site of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and for its Wild Horses that roam the Island. Ferries leave/return twice daily from the water front in Saint Marys. The waterways of Saint Marys offer great boating, canoeing, and fishing and we have no traffic lights or traffic jams!

Saint Marys is also centrally located between Savannah, GA (90 miles to our north) and Jacksonville, FL (20 miles south), and the oldest city in the United States, Saint Augustine, FL (81 miles south) as well as all the coastal cities along the Atlantic Coast, from Tybee Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island, GA to our north; to Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Ormond Beach, and Daytona Beach, FL south. Orlando, FL, home to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studio Theme parks, is also an easy 3 hour drive from Saint Marys!

Saint Marys is host to several festivals and events throughout the year including our Rock Shrimp Festival; Hay Days with Town Scarecrow Stroll and “Ghost Story Tours”; Christmas White Lighting, Merchants Open House and Tour of Homes; Mardi Gras Festival and Ball. St. Marys was a featured town for 'Lovetown USA' series, that was produced and viewed on the 'OWN' (Oprah Winfrey Network) in 2012.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are Don Pierce and Linda Harris. We both retired to Saint Marys from Atlanta, GA where Don owned a high-end Antique business (now being run by his son), and Linda retired from a Commercial Real Estate brokerage firm. After seeing the Southern Living Magazine article “There’s Something about Saint Marys”, in 2006, we both came South for a visit, loved what we saw and immediately purchased property for a home. Don built our home here in 2007 and we fell in love with the town and people of Saint Marys and truly consider it “home”! In September, 2011, Don had a rare opportunity to purchase the “Collier-Casey House” which has remained in the “Casey Family” since the late 1800’s, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to own one of a rare few pieces of historic, coastal-front properties in “the village”. He spent several months doing renovations and updates so that the property could be shared with visitors to Saint Marys as a family vacation/family event destination. Having our own home locally allows us to oversee the maintenance and rental of the property and to become acquainted with our guests!

Why the Owner Chose St. Marys:
Saint Marys is our home and is such a special place, we want to share it with others!

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Saint Marys offers 'southern hospitality' at its best! The local people are warm, inviting, and friendly and it is not uncommon for locals to include guests in social gatherings. If you visit Saint Marys, you will love it and many decide to make it home. A visiting friend once told us 'I never thought I would want to live any where but Atlanta where my family and children are, but I'm ready to call my boss and tell him I'm not coming back'!

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  • Collier-Casey House
Circa 1874

    Collier-Casey House Circa 1874

  • Welcome to Collier-Casey House - Foyer

    Welcome to Collier-Casey House - Foyer

  • Comfortable and Roomy Living Room

    Comfortable and Roomy Living Room

  • View from Living area to Desk/Study area

    View from Living area to Desk/Study area

  • Views from Living Room to Study

    Views from Living Room to Study

  • Study/Living Room Fireplace

    Study/Living Room Fireplace

  • King Size Bed

    King Size Bed

  • Formal Dining Room seats 8

    Formal Dining Room seats 8

  • Light and spacey Eat-in Kitchen with scenic views from the breakfast table

    Light and spacey Eat-in Kitchen with scenic views from the breakfast table

  • Upstairs Shower Bath

    Upstairs Shower Bath

  • Sitting area of Queen Bedroom

    Sitting area of Queen Bedroom

  • Watching Boats arriving on the Saint Marys River from the Wrap Around Porch

    Watching Boats arriving on the Saint Marys River from the Wrap Around Porch !

  • Historic Home, 'Upstairs Captain's Quarters', and 'Commissary Cottage'

    Historic Home, 'Upstairs Captain's Quarters', and 'Commissary Cottage'

  • Main Entry Hallway

    Main Entry Hallway

  • Living Room Fireplace

    Living Room Fireplace

  • Views from  Study to Living Room

    Views from Study to Living Room

  • Downstairs Power Room

    Downstairs Power Room

  • Downstairs King Bedroom

    Downstairs King Bedroom

  • Bedroom views of Linen Press and Bay Window

    Bedroom views of Linen Press and Bay Window

  • Antique Furnishings in Formal dining area

    Antique Furnishings in Formal dining area

  • Breakfast table views from 'Picture Window' -WOW!

    Breakfast table views from 'Picture Window' -WOW!

  • One of two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms with Fireplace!

    One of two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms with Fireplace!

  • Queen Bedroom Fireplace

    Queen Bedroom Fireplace

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Date last modified - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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