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Direct Waterfront with Dock! Sunset Cottage at Colonels Island near Savannah

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,408 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, 2408 square foot full house rental

Enjoy exploring coastal GA from this direct waterfront cottage with a deep water private dock located at Colonels Island GA only 35 minutes south of historic downtown Savannah. Bring your boat and dock it at the private deep water dock that is within eye shot distance of Half Moon Marina for boat lift, bait and gas. Wake up to spectacular views of the North Newport River which offers a gateway to good fishing and beachcombing on the pristine undisturbed beaches off the barrier islands of St Catherines, Ossabaw, and Blackbeard. Centrally located "Midway" between Savannah and Brunswick GA, this cottage is about a 50 minute drive by car to the beach at Tybee Island to the north or drive 50 minutes south to the beaches of Jekyll Island or St Simons Island.

The Sunset Cottage sits on a large lot on the bluff centered on the crescent of the "Half Moon" River (aka North Newport River) with panoramic views of the water. Sit on the back deck and enjoy watching the porpoises cruise by and the colorful sunsets over the river.

Very nicely appointed with nautical décor, new furnishings and new home goods, this spacious cottage accommodates up to 8 guests with 3 bedrooms with a king in the master, a queen and a twin bed in Bedroom #2, and a queen and a twin in Bedroom #3. The major advantages of this property are the amazing panoramic views of the river, the private deep water dock and 3 full bathrooms (yeah - no waiting around on others!). Hang out with your family/friends in the spacious living room with plenty of seating and watch movies on the new 65 inch TV. Or enjoy some quiet time with a book and a cup of coffee in the separate lounging room. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking at home with a brand new refrigerator, cook top, dishwasher and DOUBLE oven. Or grill out on the new propane gas grill on the deck. Don't feel like cooking? No worries - head on over to the Sunbury Crab Company about 5 min away for awesome direct waterfront casual dining with fresh local seafood and steaks, as well as casual baskets.

Wireless internet and Direct TV provided.

Other activities in the surrounding area:

Exploring historic sites in surrounding area

Hiking Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge about 20 min away

Golfing at public courses within 30 minutes of the cottage

Dining at great restaurants in Savannah and along the coast of GA

Riding trolly tours in historic Savannah

Shooting skeet or hunting at nearby Dorchester Preserve

Enjoying the day at Summer Waves Water park at Jekyll Island (50 min - seasonal)

Biking the trails on Jekyll Island (bikes for rent at Jekyll Island 50 min away)

Renting kayaks from Sunbury Crab Company (advance notice requested - 7 min away)

Visit the Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island (50 minutes south)

Visit Jekyll Island Club Hotel and Millionaires Village at Jekyll Island

Bring your bikes (or rent bikes) and bike the trails around Jekyll Island

Lunch at B&Js Seafood in Darien for some great fried shrimp - old style country restaurant (about 30 minutes south)

Book a haunted ghost tour in Savannah (35 min away)

Enjoy a dinner cruises on the Savannah River Ferryboat

Visit the public beaches of Tybee Island, Jekyll island, or St Simons Island about 50 minutes away

Fishing off the dock at the rental

More Details

Property Manager
Dana Mullins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Dana Mullins

At Salt Crest Vacation Rentals, we offer high quality direct waterfront cottages with private and shared docks in the Colonels Island GA and Sunbury GA area (35 minutes south of Savannah).

Dana Mullins purchased this house in 2017


Midway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2408 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • $200 damage deposit is refundable within 7 days of departure when house is left in good condition
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • kayaking


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Direct Waterfront with Dock! Sunset Cottage at Colonels Island near Savannah
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Unbelievable Views!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for my husband and I to relax and unwind. The house is beautiful and the views are unbelievable. The owners have gone above and beyond to make sure everything you need is provided. The bed was very comfortable, and the kitchen well equipped. All the furnishings are gorgeous. My husband's favorite spot, other than the deep water dock, was reclining in front of the very large flat screen TV. With all the available channels. he was able to watch all of his favorites(lots of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood). Dana is wonderful. She made sure everything was perfect. She even helped my husband book a great fishing charter. Captain Danny made his trip so enjoyable. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the glowing review! Yes, the Sunset Cottage does have one of the best views on the GA coast. Water galore from every angle! Thanks for being the first guests and sharing your thoughts. I also enjoyed hearing about your fishing trip, dolphin tour at Tybee Island, and the great seafood y'all had at our favorite local restaurants. Thanks for the nice compliment as it is very rewarding for me to make sure you have a great stay on your well deserved coastal retreat. Look forward to seeing you again.
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A great place for getting away from it all and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We own a business, so when we take a vacation, we just want to get away and relax. Sunset Cottage was really the perfect place to do that! We all enjoyed fishing off the deep water dock and caught a lot of fish...croakers, red drum, even a few rays and a small shark! We also saw crabs, jellyfish, and dolphins. The views were incredible; right beyond the backyard was the fast-moving river, and then a marsh, then more river. So peaceful and absolutely stunning. And I just loved the tall trees draped in spanish moss.

The house itself is beautiful. The decorations are sea-themed but understated. The walls are a relaxing cool blue. There's lots of seating both inside and out. Everything you could possibly need has been provided for you to enjoy both the indoor and the outdoor areas. We actually ended up cooking two dinners in the fully equipped kitchen, and every tool and bowl we needed could be found in the cabinets. There were plenty of towels in the linen closet, and enough toilet tissue, laundry detergent, soap, etc. was provided that the only thing we bought more of was paper towels (my family uses a lot of paper towels!).

Sunset Cottage may not be near shopping or restaurants, but both can be found within an easy car ride. Savannah itself is only about an hour away, so if you're looking for the hustle-and-bustle of a city, it can easily be found there.

And then when you come back you can park your car in front of the house, and look right through the front windows and out the back ones to the river before you even let yourself through the door.

The best of both worlds!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing the Sunset Cottage for your summer getaway to the GA coast. I am so happy to hear that the house and surroundings provided the perfect place to relax and enjoy some quality family time together on the waterfront. We agree that its nice to enjoy historic Savannah 35 minutes away for the day and then come back to stretch out with the family to enjoy the beauty of the serene coastal setting. I appreciate your kind words that you found the house to be nicely appointed and decorated. I will be sure to pass on to the owners. Your high recommendation sure does help for future guests as well. We can't thank you enough!
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Wonderful house with great amenities!! Perfect for boating or just enjoying the views.

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time here with friends and family. The dock was great and super convenient to good island hopping and fishing. The house was open and beautiful. Will definitely keep this place on our short list for beach trips.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for highly recommending the Sunset Cottage to boaters or to non-boaters seeking to relax and enjoy the panoramic views on the river. Yes, the Sunset Cottage is a great destination to bring your boat for fishing and exploring the beaches of the barrier islands of St. Catherines, Ossabaw and Blackbeard Islands. The private deepwater dock also offers a great place to just chill out and enjoy the breezes off the water. Thanks again for keeping us on your short list for your next island hopping trip.
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Perfect Basecamp

  • 5 of 5

My mom, sisters, nieces and I recently stayed at Sunset Cottage for a girl's getaway. This place was just what we were looking for. Being from NC, we were unfamiliar with coastal Georgia so Colonel's Island was a great base camp for exploring the Golden Isles. Beaches (Tybee and Jekyll) are about an hour away in opposite directions. At first thought, it seemed too far away, but after we ventured out each day in different directions, we saw that it was the perfect location because we were able to explore beaches both to the north and south of the cottage that would otherwise be 2 hrs. apart. The drives were not bad at all...mostly scenic actually. The cottage itself was absolutely top notch. All furnishing were new and modern. It felt like we were the temporary owners of a brand new home. All but one of the beds were comfy and cozy and all were dressed in soft, new, comfortable bedding. And for anyone who appreciates an extra firm mattress, the other bed was acceptable as well. Definitely not a complaint, just an observation. The kitchen was well stocked with everything any chef could ask for and the cleanliness was by far the tidiest and neatest I have ever experienced in a rental home. Even the kitchen utensils were arranged perfectly in the drawers. The floor to ceiling windows facing the river offered breathtaking views of the river and sunsets during any type of weather. One morning we actually watched a porpoise swim by while we were having breakfast in the dining area. Outside, the deck, fire pit and large backyard are perfect for families to spread out and play. Although there are neighbors on both sides, there is plenty of room to feel like you have the place to yourself. Then there is the dock! The dock was my happy place morning, evening and night! It was a great place for coffee in the morning, sunset in the evening and awesome stargazing at night. With the deep water, it is the ideal place for fishing at any time of day. It is beyond evident that the owners of Sunset Cottage cherish this special home and wish to share what they have with others. Dana, the property manager went above and beyond to ensure our stay was relaxing and peaceful and even checked in to make sure everything was to our liking. Overall, the only negative thing I can say about this jewel of a home is that our stay was not near long enough to enjoy all this property has to offer. Thanks for a restful time on our girl's getaway. It was exactly what we needed!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the positive feedback on the Sunset Cottage. Thanks for mentioning the cleanliness and the nicely appointed touches. I will be sure to tell my cleaning resources that you loved to walk into a clean, organized home with nice sleeping accommodations for your girls trip. Yes, the views are amazing and the location does offer a centralized starting point to explore the 100 miles of the beautiful GA coastline. Thanks again for booking and look forward to speaking to you about a return trip. Thanks, Dana
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Sunbury Crab Company
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Sunbury Crab Company
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Tybee Island , Jekyll Island, St Simons Island




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $105
Refundable damage deposit $200

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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