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Welcome to the most family friendly rental on East Beach! You will be 6 houses from the surf and one mile to some of the best restaurants on the island. A short bike ride will get you to the Pier or Red-fern Village. Driftwood Cottage provides you with all that you might need for a relaxing stay. A fully equipped kitchen and basic linens mean less packing for you. Our island and the surrounding area are packed with wonderful things to do outside and our peasant year-round weather allows you do to them all. However, when you do come home to Driftwood, you'll find family games and puzzles, cable TV, DVD, and wireless internet access for your enjoyment. The cottage is decorated with an eye for unique vintage finds. Located half-way down Bruce Lane on quiet East Beach, one of St Simons oldest, most established family friendly neighborhoods, Driftwood Cottage offers the perfect location for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. Scroll down this page for more cottage photos!! We offer Senior and Military discount during our off season. Contact Gena for details. Please check our availability calendar for your dates of interest. (*Please note that home is considered available until 50% deposit is received.)
St. Simons lies in the heart of the Georgia Coast. Not that you will ever run out of things to do on the island, many find it a great home base for exploring Savannah to the north or Jacksonville to the south. National Seashore, Cumberland Island lies 45 minutes south with it's wild horses roaming the beaches. Jekyll Island, just 15 minutes south, boasts the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park and the Millionaire's Retreat. Let us help you find just the right activities to make your vacation perfect for every member of your family!...moreless
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The island and surrounding area offers many historical landmarks including Ft Frederica on the north end of the island and Ft King George in Darien near by. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island isn't to be missed. There are miles of bike trails criss crossing St Simons and there is a skate park, ball fields, a community pool, and putt putt course all within an easy bike ride from the house.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Driftwood Cottage is the culmination of a lifelong dream for the Churchwells. A career military family, we have lived and served all over the world for 30 years only to 'come home' to St. Simons. We would like nothing better than to share our little piece of heaven with you. Let us help you plan your next family vacation or couple's get away.
Why the Owner Chose East Beach: As a military family, we moved about every two years for the past 30. One of the few traditions for our family was an annual summer vacation to the Golden Isles (as long as we were stationed in the US as the time). When retirement loomed, we asked the kids where we should go. They said, 'Let's go home to St. Simons!' It was the one place where our vagabond family could truly call home. We had been here on the island a year when the cottage came on the market and Mark and I jumped at the chance to make this beautiful piece of history our own. After several months of renovations and careful updating, it is ready to share with you!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Driftwood is a brick two story 1940's beach cottage located in one of St Simons oldest and most sought after neighborhoods, East Beach. Much of the home's original vintage charm has been kept with important modern conveniences added for your comfort. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath charmer offers 1800 square feet under heat and air as well as 2 screened porches, a large deck off the master, and two patios. There is covered outdoor space for bikes and beach toys as well as an outside shower.
The kitchen is complete with basic appliances, a microwave, coffee pot, and an extra mini refrigerator just for drinks. There are also full laundry facilities in the cottage. The great room includes custom floors, a working tabby fireplace, a 42' flatscreen, a DVD player, and comfy inviting furniture to include a queen sleeper sofa. Wireless high speed internet is also included as well as family games and puzzles. Three large bedrooms include walk in closets. The master is tropical themed with a queen canopy bed. The guest bedrooms upstairs both open onto the best room in the house, the upstairs screen porch! It offers an iron bed and vintage wicker furniture as well as ocean breezes! One of the upstairs bedrooms has a full bed and is decorated with a 1930's feel. The other has two twin beds, perfect for kids.