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

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


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.

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--—for example, , for example, Jekyll (of millionaire getaway fame), and Cumberland’s legendary wilderness appeal, and ocean, ocean everywhere.

The owners bought Sea Gift recently and also sold their condo 5 minutes down the beach at Seaview, so many of their lovely furnishings will seem familiar to previous condo renters who would not be surprised that Sea Gift is furnished just the way you would your home — no “cheap beach” feel anywhere: We mean 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, as the owners like to say, “the best décor is out the front door.”

Be assured that the living room, dining room, kitchen, first-floor master bedroom, all have those views. Even the back deck where you will want to take your morning coffee and laze over evening meals has it, too. (The large pantry/laundry by the kitchen overlooks the pool, palms, and 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 bath with both tub and separate shower.

Upstairs, the second-floor is not slighted either: the southeast bedroom, with bunkbeds, queen sleep sofa, and the lovely sea-blue middle bedroom with a queen both look directly out on the ocean to the south. PLUS the latter has glass doors leading 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 surf (try it during a full moon and high tide) and stargazing.

The third, southwest bedroom , with a queen bed and a comfy swivel chair to facilitate conversation, reading and ocean daydreaming, has its own generous views to the south and west from both windows, and its own bath.

All the bedrooms have TVs with DVD players and huge closets as well.

Besides the breathtaking views and great location, just down from the King and Prince Hotel, and still near to the Village, there is beach access directly across the way at 5th Street. East Beach is a handy bike ride or stroll up the beach. And you can easily walk at low tide west 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. Or visit Ocean Motion clothing shop and bike rentals, Crabdaddy and the laid-back Beachcomber restaurants, gift shops. 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-key charm and are way less crowded. Eugenia Price’s famous novels and Sidney Lanier’s ode, “The Marshes of Glynn” well 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). Maybe start with a ride 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 (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, visit Cumberland, a National Seashore and Georgia’s largest barrier island: you won’t soon forget its stunning dunes and wide sandy beaches, armadillos, loggerhead sea turtles and wild horses roaming everywhere. (You can get there 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. You can always swim in your own pool, 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 really relax. You could even choose to do nothing; maybe just enjoy the ocean’s spell on one three hospitable porches. So, 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 spell of its live oak and Spanish moss splendor and its low-key, 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, anytime if you have any questions or need more information.

(See rates below, plus $150 Dog Fee ($50 per long weekend).
$250 Refundable Conditional Security Deposit)



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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years+...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • 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
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

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

  • Ocean View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 5 - Nov 18, 2016
3 night min stay
$450
$2,500 $3,900
Winter
Nov 19 - Mar 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,300 $3,500
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2016
5 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
Spring
Mar 18 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$450
$2,800 $3,900
Summer
Jun 3 - Aug 12, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,100

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$450
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $275
  • Pet Fee $150
  • Refundable deposit $250
  • 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 Paypal inclusive of 5% handling fee.

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 But aside from starter sets of paper products and kitchen detergents, etc., guests supply their won paper products, trash gags, bath items and cleaning supplies. ALL UNITS ARE NON-SMOKING (non-compliance will result in a $500 fine).

Holiday periods (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc., may have set fees; renters may choose to stay less or longer with other rates applied)


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

Croquet set and bocce balls on premises. Public playground 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You are a stone's throw from the beach with lovely views of the ocean and a quick walk or bike ride to Village. The interior amenities are the icing on the cake. Once you see it, I am certain Sea Gift will draw you back time and time again.


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Speaks: english

Links to more information:

 

Photos

  • Sea Gift has phenomenal views

    Sea Gift has phenomenal views

  • 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

  • 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.

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

    Pool and private setting looks inviting doesn't it?

  • 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

  • Sea Gift, a beachview cottage with loads of charm and porches for ocean watching

    Sea Gift, a beachview cottage with loads of charm and porches for ocean watching

  • 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....

  • 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

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Saint Simons Island, GA, USA #157081

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