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Beachfront Oasis, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath House Steps from the Water

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,171 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Classic beach front cottage, The Mermaid House SSI is located in the heart of the village. Within walking distance to the pier, lighthouse, village, numerous shops and restaurants. Be sure to visit ocean front Neptune Park Fun Zone which offers a playground, 18 hole miniature golf course, swimming pool with zero-entry access, water gym and lap lanes.

Spacious 3 story home with awesome views of the St. Simons Sound, Jekyll Island and the Sydney Lanier Bridge. There is an elevator with service from the ground floor garage to all three levels. The main living is on the 2nd floor and features a living/dining area with covered deck overlooking the ocean, a big kitchen with large island that seats 4, separate casual dining table with seating for 6, gathering area and balcony with a Green Egg grill.

Two master suites, one on the first floor with covered deck providing easy access to the grounds. The other is on the third floor overlooking the ocean with a private covered balcony, large bath with separate tub, shower and walk in closet. The third and fourth bedrooms located on the 3rd floor share a bath.

This oasis is the perfect place for a perfect vacation!

Although this home is ocean front, please note that beach access is tide dependent. At high tide, which occurs twice over 24 hours, the beach is mostly inaccessible. Beach access from our home relies on the public access that is located a few yards from our driveway. Though this is a public access, it is located on a short residential dead end street that does not receive much traffic.

Please no smoking in house and on decks and balconies.

Minimum age to rent is 25 and anyone under 25 must be accompanied by their parents

Each rental will receive a starter set of supplies for dishwasher, washing machine, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, coffee, tea, sugar and creamer. This starter set is for the renters convenience to be used until they make their trip to the store.

More Details

Laura Spangler
Member since: 2018
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Laura Spangler

My family purchased this home to have a place for our family to come on our individual and group family vacations. As our families have grown and life has gotten busier for everyone, we are not using the house as much as we'd like. Until our lives slow down and our kids/grandkids get a little older and start using it with their own friends and families; we have decided to rent our home to others to have their vacations in.

Laura Spangler purchased this house in 2003


King City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3171 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests should not create excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors. No parties, wedding receptions or events.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connects bedroom 2 & 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En Suite Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Shared Bath Connected
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Shared Bath Attached
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , En Suite Bath
  • Bedrooms 1, 2 & 4 all have televisions and direct access to a porch or balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Oasis, 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath House Steps from the Water
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews

This home and location made this one of our most memorable vacations!

  • 5 of 5

Well, where do we start...FABULOUS should sum it up quite nicely! When looking online for a home to rent - we really never know what to expect. We take a yearly trip to different islands across the US and really never know what to expect until we get there. Even with the reviews that we have read prior to's always a mystery until you pull up to the driveway and walk in the front door! Well this home delivered so much more than we expected. This home is a luxury home. So many wonderful Ocean Front views throughout this home. The homeowner pays attention to detail- as nothing was out of place. Meticulous home- nothing out of place, equipped with everything you could possibly need for a super fun vacation. Not a piece of dust to be found, not a piece of lint on the floor- clean, clean, and very clean! I am a "picky attention to detail renter". It is super tough to get a 5 star rating in my opinion and this home deserves it. To be quite honest we liked it so much - we may just come back next year. We felt like it was our home for the entire week. Communication was fantastic with the homeowner. She was so helpful to us prior to us booking the home. She gave us all of the details on what to expect and she was right on with all details. This home is wonderful in so many ways. Its on a dead end street which is lovely because- no traffic! AND the beach in front of the home is virtually your own private beach....not much traffic is in the perfect location. I'm almost afraid to write this review because I want to have a spot to rent next year- because it was so nice! While we were there- any questions that we had were answered so quickly. This place is fabulous. Close to all of the restaurants and the super cute and quaint downtown could walk to everything if you want to- or take a stroll on the bikes that they have for you in the garage to use. Words cannot describe how happy we were when we got there. A pleasant surprise. Thank you Laura! Don't be surprised if we get in touch with you for next year! My mom and sister already said that they want to come with us next year...and there would be plenty of room for them! We love your home- it felt like ours for the week...and we thank you for that and the generous hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home and I am so happy you felt so at home and welcomed there! We hope you will decided to repeat an island in your travels and come back to St. Simons and The Mermaid House! You were a delight to work with and I thank you also for your glowing review!!
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"Perfect and Complete"

  • 5 of 5

It's been said that we leave behind a "little something" in the spaces we occupy. Our family vacationed at the Mermaid House for "7" days... leaving a little 1. Joy 2. Happiness 3. Love 4.Laughter 5. Fun 6. Comfort & 7. Serenity. The number "7" represents completion ~ "Perfect and Complete". Brilliant Meteor showers our first night, coupled with a school of "7" dolphins living in our full view every day---the Mermaid House was "perfect and complete". A very special place and a great find.

Our family has vacationed on SSI for eight years, this was our first time renting a beach home. The accommodations and amenities exceeded our expectations! The layout of the home and the landscaping were breathtaking- a view of the ocean at every turn! I did not think we could fall any more in love with this island off the Coast of Goergia than we already were.. but we did!

We hope to return next year. Thank you Laura for your hospitality and your consideration ... 5 stars is not enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Stay at the Mermaid House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 stay in the Mermaid House. It was the absolute perfect house and I couldn't recommend it more. The house is on a quiet street just off the main part of town. It is very easy to walk to the restaurants/shops from the house. There was a beach just in front of the house that was easily accessible during the low tide time. It felt like we were on a private beach. The house was very clean when we arrived and Laura was very responsive if we had any questions. I hope to return to the Mermaid House in the near future. Thank you for hosting us, Laura!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beach

  • 4 of 5

Loved the location near downtown and the view if the ocean, bridge, and Jekyll Island. We were right on the water and really enjoyed the porches and fire pit. We settled right in and had a wonderful vacation. First time on VRBO and everything went very smoothly.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place with all the amenities of home, this is it. Our group of 9 ladies absolutely loved the house and location. It was close enough to the small downtown shopping area but far enough away to be a quiet place to sit on the porch. And the porch...oh my! We practically fought to see who could sit on the big porch swing first! The house was so artistically decorated, we discovered something cute or interesting almost every day. All in all, it was the perfect choice for our group.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Experience!

  • 4 of 5

The house is beautiful inside and out. My family has been going to St. Simons for going on 30 years now and this house is by far the best located out of all of the places we have stayed. It is on the beach (low tide only), just a few minutes walk to the village/pier, and when leaving the area you can take a side road to skip village traffic. The house has the usual items you would expect, but it also comes with bikes and tons of beach toys for the kids. I would have given this 5 stars if it wasn’t for the small beds with uncomfortable (for me) mattresses. Other than that, the house was perfect for all 8 of us that stayed(4 adults and 4 small kids). We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home! I agree that it is the best location on the island for views and convenience to everything. I'm sorry you found the beds to be small and not comfortable for you. The sizes of the beds are all as stated in our listing; three queen beds and one full bed. I'm happy you'd like to stay at our home again. We look forward to your next stay with us!
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There is a water park on Jekyll Island just a short drive away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300

Owner'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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