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Sea Gift Cottage, a Beachview Paradise in the Heart of Georgia's Golden Isles

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sea Gift, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8;10 if owner allows)

Choosing a vacation spot is an important task. Searching through all those websites, trying to imagine what you and your family might like. Looking for the one place that'll meet your needs like no other. It’s so easy to make a mistake in your selection. However, here we are talking about St. Simons Island, one of the last stops on the way to getaway heaven, and Sea Gift, a classic, true beach view cottage. Yes, it is in a fantastic part of the world. Yes, it has lovely vistas and furnishings. And, yes, its owners will be sure to go the extra mile to make you happy.

Built in 1994 by the previous owners, it has all amenities. This unique house boasts a 12x23 private pool and three generous porches all with amazing views, 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, master bedroom, all have those fabulous ocean views, and airy 10' ceilings.. 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 new airjet tub, granite counter, travertine tile floor and shower. And airy 10" ceilings! The lovely rear porch, where you will want to savor the ocean view with your morning coffee and meals, overlooks the private pool and back garden below.

Upstairs, the second-floor features three charming bedrooms which again all look out on the ocean: All the bedrooms have TVs with DVD players and huge closets as well.

The southwest bedroom has a queen, its own bath, desk, bench seat and a comfy swivel chair to facilitate conversation, reading and ocean watching,
The southeast corner has bunkbeds and queen sleep sofa and shares a hall bath with the dreamy sea-blue middle bedroom which has a queen, PLUS glass doors leading directly out to the upper porch deck. Spanning the width of the house, this is a secret retreat in the cool of the evening-- perfect for catching wave action (try it during a full moon and high tide) and dramatic stargazing.
Besides the stunning views and great location, just down the street from the King and Prince Hotel, and very near the Village, there is beach access directly across the way at 5th Street. East Beach, a broad, dune-filled beach area, is a handy bike ride or stroll away.. You can easily walk west on our beach at low tide over to St. Simons Village, a trendy locale bustling with shops, restaurants and activities around the Pier and Lighthouse.
If you continue on past the west-of-Village Butler neighborhood, 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/guest-of-member card).
Up Beachview in the other direction, the King and Prince Hotel has a great oceanfront café and restaurant. Plan to visit Ocean Motion clothing shop and bike rentals, Crabdaddy and the laid-back Beachcomber (BBQ) restaurants, gift shops, etc.. Up that way you’ll also find Massengale Park and the big wide beach at the old Coast Guard station.
Things to do? 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. Surfcast from our beach, fish off the Pier, Hampton Point (north end), or your choice of boats (many for hire). We hear whiting and trout all like GA shrimp as bait.
Drive to Jekyll 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 free. (Via a National Park Service ferry, reservations required).
Or just hang around Sea Gift: read on our porches, gawk at the huge cargo vessels and fishing boats big and small going in and out of Brunswick port on the mainland, by day be a beach bum.. Swim in your own pool, and rainy days, the pool room is perfect for puzzles and playing games, or watching movies and sports on the 50” TV.
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 (both quite visible from Sea Gift), plus Sapelo, and Little St. Simons—all beautiful and worth the visit.
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 send us an email under "Book It Now," 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

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please email and/or call to inquire....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon, 1 bunk bed

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • 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

  • Bathroom 3 and 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

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  • 2 half baths plus an outside shower

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    5 tvs have dvd players...moreless

  • Television:

    6 HDtvs, including a 50" in the pool room for sports and movies, etc....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys in white chest on pool level...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Lots of dvds on-site....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Beautiful ocean views from nearly every window. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Could hardly be closer to enchanting views and ocean sounds. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Beach and ocean are right across the street. ...moreless

  • Village:

    An easy 10-15 minute walk to the Village and Pier, full of charming shops, great restaurants, mini-golf, large public pool and well-designed picnic and playground areas. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 6-8; outside table on rear porch can seat 6; smaller patio table on pool level can seat 4-6. Pool room has 60" table for games, etc., that can be used there for dining as well....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Comfortable sofas and arm chairs, etc....moreless

  • Parking:

    For 3-4 cars in front of the house...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    On front driveway...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    With outside seating and lovely views...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    3 porches with views of ocean...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    12x22x8 (in the deep end), kidney shape....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
$3,300 $5,000
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,600
Fall
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$600
$3,300 $5,000
Winter 2017
Nov 1 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
$500
$2,900 $5,000
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
4 night min stay

$2,500
flat fee
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee $375
  • Pet Fee $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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Location

Car: Recommended

Croquet set and bocce balls on premises. Public library, playground, Olympic-size pool and picnic area in Village.

 

Manager info

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' when they acquired it in 2016. Like its forebear, the name is painted on a piece of driftwood. Come see for yourselves if this marvelous home is not aptly named....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
You are a stone's throw from the beach with striking ocean views and ultra-desirable South island location. The furnishings and interior touches are comfortable, attractive and thoughtful. Its expansive new driveway done in handsome pavers can accommodate 5 cars. As you can tell, we absolutely love Sea Gift and can't wait to share it with you.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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Photos

  • Sea Gift has phenomenal views from nearly every window....

    Sea Gift has phenomenal views from nearly every window....

  • Jekyll and Cumberland Islands are there in the distance

    Jekyll and Cumberland Islands are there in the distance

  • But...the best decor is out the front door

    But...the best decor is out the front door

  • The kitchen is fully equipped with a large laundry/pantry overlooking the pool

    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

    First-floor master bedroom, bath and large closets with same grand views

  • With new travertine shower, airjet tub, granite countertop, etc.

    With new travertine shower, airjet tub, granite countertop, etc.

  • SW bedroom with a queen and 2 windows has its own bath

    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

    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

    Watch the boats go by from Sea Gift's three generous porches

  • Pool and private setting looks inviting doesn't it?

    Pool and private setting looks inviting doesn't it?

  • Ocean views even from the rear porch overlooking the pool

    Ocean views even from the rear porch overlooking the pool

  • The comfortable living room has all the same views plus plantation shutters

    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....

    Even sitting at the dining table you can see the ocean is still there....

  • Newly renovated master bath!

    Newly renovated master bath!

  • SE corner bedroom has bunkbed, queen sleeper and views

    SE corner bedroom has bunkbed, queen sleeper and views

  • One of three full baths

    One of three full baths

  • Lovely middle bedroom has double doors opening out to the generous upper porch

    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.

    The back porch with a view is perfect for your morning coffee, etc.

  • New porches, landscaping and driveway at Sea Gift Cottage!

    New porches, landscaping and driveway at Sea Gift Cottage!

  • Sea Gift  beach a stone's throw, Jekyll and Cumberland islands in the distance

    Sea Gift beach a stone's throw, Jekyll and Cumberland islands in the distance

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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