Sea Gift Cottage, a Beachview Paradise in the Heart of Georgia's Golden Isles(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Sea Gift, a newly purchased house, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
This unique house boasts a 12x23 private pool and three generous porches all with amazing views. Built in 1994 by the previous owners, it has all modern amenities, including vistas to the south and west of fellow Golden Isles--Jekyll (of millionaire getaway fame), and Cumberland’s legendary barrier wilderness appeal, and ocean, ocean everywhere.
The owners bought Sea Gift recently 5 minutes down the beach from their former condo at Seaview, so many of their lovely furnishings will seem familiar to previous condo renters: no surprise to them that Sea Gift is furnished just the way you would your home — no “cheap beach” feel anywhere: Plantation shutters, great mattresses, appealing artwork and attractive objets throughout. Airy and light-filled, it has ambience and views pictures can only suggest. But maybe, the owners like to say, “the best décor is out the front door.”
The living room, dining room, kitchen, first-floor master bedroom, all have those great ocean views. The back deck, where you will want to take your morning coffee and laze over evening meals, has it, too--as well as overlooking the private pool and back garden below. The master is on the first floor, tucked away in the southeast corner of the house with its own fine views across the porch, king bed, two walk-in closets and large, renovated bath with both airjet tub, granite counter, travertine tile and separate shower. And airy 10" ceilings!
Upstairs, the second-floor features three more bedrooms which all look out on the ocean: the southeast corner has bunkbeds, queen sleep sofa; the dreamy sea-blue middle bedroom has a queen PLUS glass doors leading directly out to the upper porch deck. Spanning the width of the house, this is an amazing retreat in the cool of the evening-- perfect for catching wave action (try it during a full moon and high tide) and stargazing.
The southwest bedroom has a queen and a comfy swivel chair to facilitate conversation, reading and ocean watching, and its own bath.
All the bedrooms have TVs with DVD players and huge closets as well.
Besides the stunning views and great location, just down the street from the King and Prince Hotel, and still near to the Village, there is beach access directly across the way at 5th Street. Dramatic East Beach is a handy bike ride or stroll up the beach. You can easily walk west on the beach at low tide over to St. Simons Village, a charming locale bustling with shops, restaurants and activities on the Pier. If you continue on, past the Pier and Butler, you’ll hear the bagpiper playing at dusk at the Sea Island Lodge from the sands (or the front entrance if you have a member card).
Up Beachview in the other direction, the King and Prince Hotel has a great beachfront café and restaurant. Plan to visit Ocean Motion clothing shop and bike rentals, Crabdaddy and the laid-back Beachcomber restaurants, gift shops. Up that way you’ll also find Massengale Park and the big wide beach at the old Coast Guard station.
The old adage is certainly true in this case--location, location, location, halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville. No, this is not the Jersey Shore or the Hamptons; these islands have preserved their easy, low-country, low-key charm and are way less crowded. Eugenia Price’s famous novels and Sidney Lanier’s ode, “The Marshes of Glynn” conjure the magic of the Golden Isles: St. Simon’s and Sea Islands, Jekyll and Cumberland, plus Sapelo, and Little St. Simons—all beautiful and worth the visit.
Things to do? Fish off the pier in the Village (south end), or Hampton Point (north end) or your choice of boats (many for hire). It's highly recommended that you start with a tour on the St. Simon’s Trolley and see Fort Frederica, Christ Church, Bloody Marsh, and more. Or try kayaking, golf (Davis Love III and PGA pros train at Sea Island’s Ocean Forest and Sea Island Lodge (S.I.'s Seaside Golf Course is on St. Simon’s) courses, tennis, bike trails, tennis, and the numerous other tourist attractions.
Drive to Jekyll over a causeway to tour the restored 19th Century Millionaires’ Club and Cottages and many amenities of this state park. If you like a one-of-a-kind wilderness scene, melded with late 19th century remnants, don't miss Cumberland, a National Seashore and Georgia’s largest barrier island: you won’t soon forget its haunting forests, dunes and wide sandy beaches, with armadillos, loggerhead sea turtles and wild horses roaming everywhere (via a National Park Service ferry, reservations required).
By day be a beach bum, gawk at the huge cargo vessels and fishing boats big and small going in and out of Brunswick port on the mainland. Swim in your own pool at Sea Gift, too. Rainy days, the pool room is perfect for puzzles and playing games, or watching movies and sports on the 50” TV.
No matter how you spend it, Sea Gift offers a vacation where you can truly relax. You could choose to do nothing; maybe just enjoy the ocean from the hospitable porches. If you are new to the St. Simons Island area, you are in for a treat. If you are returning, then you already feel the its live oak and Spanish moss spell and know its enduring appeal.
If you'd like to make a reservation or receive additional information for your dream stay at Sea Gift, please fill out the adjacent form. We look forward to having you. Thanks so much for considering us. And feel free to call me, Peter Cole, or email anytime if you have any questions or need more information.
(See rates below, plus $200 Dog Fee, $375 cleaning fee and
$250 Refundable Conditional Security Deposit)
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Member since: 2007
- 2600 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- King size bed (1) In the master, on the main level with all the same fabulous views Queen size Beds (2): Two bedrooms (middle with glass doors out to the upper porch) and the bedroom facing Southwest have queens. Bunkbed (1) In the Southeast bedroom where there also a queen sleep sofa. All have fabulous views.......moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- 2 half baths plus an outside shower
- Satellite / Cable:
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Beach View:
- Near The Ocean:
- Ocean View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 2 - Mar 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable deposit $250
- Pet Fee $200
- Cleaning fee $375
- Tax Rate 11%
Georgia State Sales Tax of 6% applies to vacation rentals. Local hotel/motel tax of 5% is charged on the first 30 days of all short term rentals. Bookings are only held for two weeks from date of reservation pending receipt of deposit. Preferred payment is by check, received within 7 days of booking; after 7 days reservation is void. Renters have the option of paying by credit card.
CANCELLATION POLICY: There is a $50.00 processing fee on all cancellations. Deposits will be refunded, less processing fee, if reservation is cancelled more than 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date. Thereafter, refunds will NOT be made unless property is re-rented. Check in is no earlier than 4:00 PM and check out is before 10:00 AM. There are starter sets of paper products and kitchen detergents, etc., guests supply their won paper products, trash gags, bath items and cleaning supplies. NO SMOKING IS PERMITTED (non-compliance will result in a $500 fine).
Holiday periods (Thanksgiving, etc.), may have set fees; renters may choose to stay less or longer with other rates applied)
We love dogs. Please advise when booking - kind, age and number of pets in question. (Cats not allowed owing to allergies, sorry.) There is a well-fenced yard, fyi.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 2008
About: My name is Peter Cole, and I am the owner’s representative. I wear many hats: an oceanfront, resort, rental condo owner; property manager; rental agent; dog tender (That is Woody in the picture. Spends most of his day in the chair across from my desk watching me work.) and favorite; loving husband. As a Medicare card carrying senior, I look back over a full life. My chosen life ‘occupation’ (my Mother could never bring herself to call it a job) was to take teens on cross country camping trips; 3000 teens in all, spanning 33 years. My nephew, Doug Gill, slipped into my shoes as I stepped into my retirement. Now he has passed it on to Sassy Smyth. Curious? Google 'tctw.' My friends and relatives worried about my having too much time on my hands in retirement so they gave me their resort properties to manage. My reputation as a good manager/agent grew. Now 12 properties fill my stable. It was 1967 when I took ownership of my first rental property. In the years since, we have bought and sold 11. I come to you with a lot of experience. I do not take lightly the importance of your vacation. I want to match your needs with the properties I represent. I am here to answer all your questions.
Why Saint Simons Island, GA, USA:
Sea Gift is a true vacation treasure. It's 'grandmother' had named her beach house "Summer Gift,' and the Hurts decided to name their beach cottage' Sea Gift.' Like its forebear, the name is painted on a piece of driftwood. Come see for yourselves if this marvelous home is not well-named....
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You are a stone's throw from the beach with striking ocean views and desirable South island location. The lovely furnishings and thoughtful interior amenities add to the inherent charm. We love Sea Gift and are glad to share it with you. Its expansive new driveway done in driftwood gray pavers can accommodate 5 cars.
- Tertiary: +1 7048961995 Call anytime. Leave message if I am not available
Sea Gift has phenomenal views....
Jekyll and Cumberland Islands are there in the distance
But...the best decor is out the front door
The kitchen is fully equipped with a large laundry/pantry overlooking the pool
First-floor master bedroom, bath and large closets with same grand views
With new travertine shower, airjet tub, granite countertop, etc.
SW bedroom with a queen and 2 windows has its own bath
The newly redone pool room has a 50" tv, and big table for puzzles and games
Watch the boats go by from Sea Gift's three generous porches
Pool and private setting looks inviting doesn't it?
Ocean views even from the rear porch overlooking the pool
The comfortable living room has all the same views plus plantation shutters
Even sitting at the dining table you can see the ocean is still there....
Newly renovated master bath!
SE corner bedroom has bunkbed, queen sleeper and views
One of three full baths
Lovely middle bedroom has double doors opening out to the generous upper porch
The back porch with a view is perfect for your morning coffee, etc.
New porches, landscaping and driveway at Sea Gift Cottage!
Sea Gift beach a stone's throw, Jekyll and Cumberland islands in the distance
This listing was first published here in 2007.
Date last modified - Sunday, January 22, 2017
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