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Sweet SPOT - Walk to Cumberland Ferry & waterfront park, Bikes, Pets OK

Bedrooms 2
Space 650 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 BR/1 BA (Sleeps up to 5); View of the water-steps to the Ferry & kids

The “Sweet Spot” is exactly that – the perfect location just steps away to your vacation’s best memories...


View the water of the St Marys River from our beautiful cottage is a short walk to the waterfront and across the street from the Cumberland Queen Ferry which is the exclusive gateway to Cumberland Island-Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island. On Cumberland Island, you will find beautiful maritime forests, undeveloped beaches, wide marshes and amazing wildlife! You will even see horses roaming free! With over 9,800 acres, Cumberland Island is one of the largest wilderness areas in a National Seashore on the entire east coast. Come explore some of Georgia's most natural beauty.


Biking, Fishing, Sailing, Jet ski, Swimming, Water Park, Golf or Tennis, Hiking, Boating, Kayaking, Snorkeling/Diving, Hunting, Restaurants, Live Theater, Marina, Cinemas, Antiquing, Bird Watching, Beach combing, Shelling, Eco Tourism, History tours, Wildlife viewing, Exploring or simple R&R!


This quaint 650 sq ft. tastefully decorated cottage features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a comfortable living room with flat screen HDTV and DVD, central HVAC, washer-dryer, well-equipped kitchen and screened-in patio. There are hardwoods throughout with a queen in the master bedroom, and a double and single (bunk beds) in the 2nd bedroom.

Choose you dining spot: You can seat 4 for meals in the kitchen, or more on the patio or using the family picnic table in the back yard. There’s a grill in the back yard that’s great for cookouts. And FREE WIFI & CABLE.

2 ADULT BIKES free to use TO EXPLORE...BRING YOUR BOAT OR JET SKI (free public boat ramps across the street)

Bikes are a must to explore the historic area. We have two with helmets complimentary for your pleasure during your stay. (Sorry, we cannot offer you our trailer sailboat that is often on the property but bring yours! There are two free public boat ramps nearby and ample extra parking across the street.

More Details

Property Manager
Tiffany Petrie
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Southerner
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Tiffany Petrie

The owners are a couple from Atlanta, GA that loves to slip away from the busy-ness of the city to the tranquility and beauty of the Coast. We enjoy the abundance of outside activities and also as a couple simply for 'us' time. We enjoy the romantic side of St Marys and Cumberland Island. Jimmy & Carla

Tiffany Petrie purchased this house in 2012

Why Tiffany Petrie chose St. Marys

We love nature, horses and the simple things in life. We fell in love with this quaint Cottage and named it 'The Sweet Spot' because that's exactly what it is. Its only steps and or minutes away to coastal treasures that we love. We always return for the historical charm of St Marys and the mystery and beauty of Cumberland Island.

What makes this house unique

Location - location - location. To the waterfront, to the Cumberland Island Ferry, to the children's park and to great local restaurants and cafes.


St. Marys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Toilet, combination tub/shower Full Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Sweet SPOT - Walk to Cumberland Ferry & waterfront park, Bikes, Pets OK
average rating of 4.5409837 based on 61 reviews

We had a really great time-my wife,myself,and our black lab ,Wiley. It is a great walking location,

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay emensally, even though we had a plumping problem the first day, which were resolved with 1 phone call to Tiffany. It was smooth sailing after that. We also greatly enjoyed the hot tub it was a great option at the end of the day to have very relaxing and made sleeping much more relaxing. The cottage was small but nice conviently payed out, we had no problem finding everything we needed as we did utilize the kitchen as we like to cook. We. Saw much of the area from comber land island and many other places of interest within 50-60 miles the people are great in Ga. Great rest errands check out Langs seafood marvelous hope

To get back there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Our Happy Place

  • 5 of 5

The Sweet Spot is always a joy to stay at every year. And we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

The Sweet Spot is a wonderful place to stay. It was our first time to the St. Mary's area and it will not be our last. This little house has so much charm and is within walking distance to absolutely everything. You can walk to breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have children, you can walk right over to the park. I was greatly impressed by the kindness of everyone that we met as well. The owner, Tiffany, was awesome to work with and was always super quick in her responses. The note on the door said to pardon the mess because they were in the process of remodeling, but everything was so nice and clean that I didn't notice anything that I would consider a mess. I was also highly impressed at the amount of towels/washcloths provided, the amount of toliet paper, and that they even provided laundry detergent. Overall, it was just an awesome place to stay. Definitely deserves the 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1st time to area

  • 5 of 5

The house had everything we could need during our stay. Even though it is a smaller property, it never felt that way due to the layout and the front and back porch. It has the best location and you can walk to restaurants, the ferry to Cumberland, an amazing waterfront park right in front of the house. My sister and I loved everything about. We hope to come again soon as we only saw a small portion of what the town and location has to offer!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you so much for such a fantastic review. We enjoy hearing/reading what a great time our guest have during their stay Sweet Spot. It is the sweetest spot in town!
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cute and comfortable house

  • 4 of 5

Very nice spot to stay. Enjoyed the house very much. Quiet area but only a block away from waterfront park and restaurants. Wish we had booked a longer stay. Maybe next year..

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write an outstanding review. We love the location as well. The sweet spot is in walking distance of shops, restaurants, and park. What I love most is how courteous drivers are when your walking or riding your bikes downtown. Real feel of small town! Your always welcome to stay longer....
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Sweet, well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything downtown, quiet, clean and comfortable. It was perfect for my husband and I.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you took time out to write a fabulous review. Even more I am glad you enjoyed your stay at the Sweet Spot! Come back and see us!
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Jacksonville international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.01 Miles
Cumberland Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
River View Gold Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Lang's Marina Restaurant
Car: recommended

You can see the water from our front porch. And we’re just steps away from the Marina, and The Cumberland Queen Ferry which is the exclusive gateway to Cumberland Island. this means activities abound for the whole family. Whether its shelling, crabbing, swimming, nature hiking or just relaxing - it's nearby. And when you're at the cottage - the kids can simply walk across the street to a park to play. Or if they want a waterpark - its just a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 6.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

- 4 Night Minimum for holidays, 3 night minimum for summer Weekends. 2 night minimum otherwise.
- Property is completely non-smoking which includes both inside and front and back porches. Thank you.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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