Retreat Cottage ... Like a Beachside Art Gallery at Coast Cottages
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Coast Cottages cottage description
Interior size: approx 2100 sf
Address of property: 16 Coast Cottage Lane, St. Simons Island, GA 31522
Retreat Cottage is like an art gallery on the beach ... literally! The owner is a gifted artist who has decorated this home with original oil and water color paintings throughout. You can't help but be inspired when you spend your vacation at Retreat Cottage!
And it’s only 175 steps from St. Simons Island’s very best stretch of beach. Retreat is located within view of the Atlantic Ocean in St. Simons finest vacation home neighborhood, Coast Cottages.
This classic beach home has three bedroom suites, each with its own full bath. Retreat sleeps up to 8 people. Bedroom 1 has two sets of sturdy bunks and a full bath ... a perfect room for the kids. Bedroom 2 is like a small master suite with a luxurious queen bed and ensuite bath. Bedroom 3 is the grand master featuring a sumptuous king bed, en suite bath fit for the royal couple, and a breathtaking private balcony with views of the Historic Coast Guard Station, sailboat park, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Retreat Cottage has an open arrangement on the main level where your family will gather for meals, entertainment and lots of chit-chat. You'll love the high ceilings, rich natural pine floors, and bright airy floor plan. The living room features plush, comfortable furniture and a flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo. The kitchen is thoughtfully arranged and fully equipped for cooking those delicious vacation meals.
The dining table seats six with seating for four more at the breakfast bar nearby. When you’re through eating, step out on the ocean side balcony and relax with a book in the gentle sea breeze. You can see the ocean, smell the salt air and feel the sea breeze without ever leaving the house!
You’ll enjoy full privileges at Coast Cottages' fabulous beach front pools and pavilion. The neighborhood sits front and center on St. Simons Island's magnificent Coast Guard beach, the widest stretch of sand on the island. This is a place where you can walk the beach at high tide, low tide, any tide! (Note: vacation rentals south of Arnold Road cannot make this claim.)
Retreat Cottage is a place of great beauty and inspiration. You might even decide to purchase some of its fabulous original art right off the wall! But our main hope is that you enjoy your most memorable vacation ever at this wonderful St. Simons Island getaway.
Please review the following qualifications before calling for reservations at Retreat Cottage:
Maximum occupants: 8 at any time
Minimum two occupants age 35 or older
No student groups
No parties or wedding events
Parking for two vehicles at the cottage
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Parking Off Street
- Music Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
- Deck / Patio
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Monument View
- Ocean View
- Water View
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Water Parks
- Live Theater
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Wildlife Viewing
- St. Simons Island is sometimes described as a little piece of paradise. Scarcely known outside Georgia, it is quite possibly the best kept secret along the coastal Southeast. The island's majestic entrance over miles of unspoiled marshland was memorialized by Sidney Lanier in his poem The Marshes of Glynn. It's a place where an unpretentious low country meets the great ocean ... where huge tidal changes breathe life into the grassy expanse flourishing in wildlife. Somewhere in between you will discover the magic of St. Simons Island. Upon arrival, visitors are enveloped by a feeling of calm amidst ancient moss-draped oaks standing alongside glorious palms and tall southern pines. Many miles of bike paths connect a variety of shopping, eating, cultural and recreational areas within the island. There's always something fun and interesting to do. The beach at St. Simons Island is like no other. As the 7-foot tide shifts from high to low, it pulls the shoreline 1/2 mile out to sea uncovering a breathtaking system sandbars and shoals. Development is largely unseen along the north end of the beach where an abundant shrub forest has been protected and allowed to expand naturally. Acres of young dune fields nurture sensitive Sea Oats while thousands of shore birds migrate from one sand bar to the next with the receding tide. The owners and guests of Coast Cottages at St. Simons cherish their unrestricted view and enjoyment of this ecological wonderland....moreless
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Great vacation location
Great vacation location
We enjoyed our stay at Retreat Cottage with our two children and two other adult members of our extended family. The easy access to the pools and to the beach was a great feature. We have young children (3 and 7) and liked having access to the pool bathrooms when we were at the beach. The kids loved the pool, which has nice shady and sunny decks. The beach is great at high tide and low tide, so you can be out there any time, and there was usually a lifeguard on duty since the public beach access is just next door. There were always lots of families with other children around, and our kids enjoyed making new friends. The cottage also has great proximity to restaurants and sights like the lighthouse and is literally around the corner from the Maritime Center at the Historic Coast Guard Station. The cottage has plenty of beach towels and five beach chairs, so it was nice not to have to pack those items. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware and dishes. (It even had a crockpot, which we used.) There were also plenty of other linens and basic supplies like toilet paper. The art is lovely, and the furnishings were comfy. The cottage was very nice but comfortable enough that we weren't concerned about our kids running around! Our children loved playing in the room with bunkbeds, though those with small children should know that the master suite is up on the third floor while the other two bedrooms are on the ground floor. The room with bunkbeds also has a shower and not a tub (same with the other bedroom on the ground floor.) Our kids played in the bunkbed room during the day but bathed in the tub upstairs and slept upstairs with us at night, as well... The set up would be fantastic for older kids who don't wake at night or need a bath instead of a shower, though. We would definitely recommend Retreat Cottage and hope to return.
- Guest Sherry22 (Atlanta)
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/23/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.
Lovely Thanksgiving Holiday!
Lovely Thanksgiving Holiday!
Beautifully decorated and very well equipped cottage! Everything we needed for our Thanksgiving dinner was on hand. Bike paths convenient to the location as well as beautiful beach access. We loved the shops at the pier and the many restaurants and cafe's. Easy trip over to Jekyll Island also. Really enjoyed our first trip to the island! Highly recommend!
- Guest Betsy (FL)
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
Great location. Lovely clean cottage decorated nicely. Very short stroll to pool & beach. Excellent experience. Highly recommend
- Guest Ross (Macon, GA)
- Date of stay 08/31/12
- Review Submitted 09/08/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
We loved it!!! The artwork is so beautful--I love the crabs!!
- Guest Boogie G. (Indianapolis)
- Date of stay 05/18/12
- Review Submitted 06/04/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway, tourists without a car.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 1 - Dec 20, 2013
3 night min stay
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2014
4 night min stay
Jan 2 - Feb 28, 2014
3 night min stay
Mar 1 - May 23, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
May 24 - Aug 15, 2014
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
7 night minimum Spring & Summer, Sat to Sat only
Off-season monthly rates at significant savings quoted upon request
50% deposit, balance due 14 days before arrival
- Cleaning fee (waived for weekly or monthly): $175
- Tax Rate 11%
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- Nearest Airport: St Simons-McKinnon (Private Planes) at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Several choices at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Several choices at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2000
About: Susie Gregory (the artist), her husband Dave, and their dear friends Mike and Judy Chadwick are all from Columbus, Indiana. They purchased Retreat Cottage together in 2000 from another Columbus friend and have enjoyed it ever since. Susie and Dave have three grown children and five young grandchildren who, along with their golden retriever Nellie, offer constant and delightful painting fodder. An avid golfer, Susie has painted golf scenes from Ireland and Scotland to Pebble Beach and the Sea Island Golf Course on St. Simons Island, Georgia, their home away from home. Mike and Judy Chadwick co-own Retreat Cottage with Dave and Susie. Mike and Dave have been partners for 38 years in Emergency Room Medicine and have recently retired. Mike and Judy have two adult children and 3 grandchildren. The grandchildren say this is their favorite place in the whole wide world! We know they are making many happy memories. We hope you make a few wonderful memories as well at Retreat Cottage.
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Retreat Cottage is a fine example neo-traditional beach architecture
The kitchen is fully equipped and opens to a breezy ocean view porch
This fun and fanciful crab painting is Susie's latest addition to the cottage
The master suite occupies an entire floor and opens to an ocean view balcony
This beautiful ocean view can be seen from the master bedroom balcony
You get full privileges at Coast Cottages' pools, pavilion and beach boardwalk
This adorable beach scene by owner/artist Susie Gregory hangs in the cottage
Two sofas and two super comfy chairs make it easy to gather for TV, conversation
Dining for six plus four more places at the kitchen bar nearby
This will become your favorite spot for cocktails or coffee ... off the kitchen
Bedroom 2 has a luxurious queen bed, TV and its own private bath.
This oil on canvas depicts a beautiful marsh stream a few hundred yards away
You also get a stunning view of the 1936 Historic Coast Guard Station nearby
Two pools, one just for families with small children, are kept sparkling clean
Retreat is located at Coast Cottages on the island's widest stretch of sand
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