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St Simons Island Pet Friendly Beach Cottage Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Please note effective February 1, 2018 this property is now managed by: Hodnett Cooper.

Holly Brockington -

Property Manager

Vacation Rentals

912-638-4750(o) 912-291-3433(d)

520 Ocean Boulevard St. Simons, GA 31522

Please forward all requests and communications directly to Holly and note that no reservation is guaranteed until payment is received

Crane's Willderrness is a newly constructed residence (2007) located in the Old Village area of St Simons Island. We are two and a half blocks from the Lighthouse beach and the main shopping area. You will be delightfully relaxed with easy walks to the lighthouse, pool, parks, pier and many restaurants. When the tide is low, you can walk to the beaches near the lighthouse. When the tide is high, you can stroll along the boardwalk from the lighthouse to the Pier or might choose to ride bikes or take a 1 mile drive to the wide, ever-present beaches at East Beach.

Our two story, 4 bedroom cottage is a craftsman style home with special amenities to make your stay comfortable and relaxing:

- A true 'great room' that combines the kitchen, dining, and living room into a highly functional space for hanging out with family and friends. The living room has a large flat screen tv for moving watching and game playing. There is also a large sectional couch for hanging out and visiting or reading.

- Crane's Wilderness can accommodate three families for that 'yearly reunion' or wedding weekend and we have an additional rental (#130247) next door with two bedrooms (one King bed and one room with twin beds) for another family.

- Our gourmet kitchen is open to the breakfast nook and has an eating counter/bar for socializing with the 'cook' or 'bar tender'! The kitchen is fully stocked with cooking items, utensils, and electric appliances. The gas cooktop is high intensity, and there are three ovens for baking, convection, and pizzas - you need only to bring your food!

- The large family room has a wet bar and Hi def TV with high-speed Internet and WiFi available.

There are 4 bedrooms:

- Master Bedroom with king bed

This room has a 'memory foam' bed, a love seat for reading, an attached master bathroom with a walk in closet, and a great porch that looks out into the Live Oak Trees - kind of like a fancy tree house up there! Great for that morning coffee or tea or a nice glass of wine in the evening. Can easily seat 6-8 people up there.

- Master Bath has a 'soaker tub' with a view of the sky and trees, a separate shower and his and hers vanities. You may also warm your bath towel on the heated rack and warm the floors in the Winter for your toes.

There are three additional bedrooms

1 - the 'Jungle Room' is ideal for up to 6 kids or for adults who are wishing to share the room with their young children. It has a queen bed as well as a bunk-bed with a double/full mattress on the bottom and a single mattress on top. There is an additional spare mattress stored under the double lower bunk mattress that can be placed on the floor for another person.

2 - the 'Garden Room' has a king bed and a single day bed. This room is great for a couple or 3 adults who like each other or a couple with a child that they would like to have sleep in their room.

3- the front 'Sitting Room' has a full-sized 'Murphy Bed' (folds down from the wall). This room also has french doors that open onto the screened-in front porch. It also has a separate door that opens into the 'Handicapped accessible' bathroom with a shower on the first floor. There is another door to this bathroom off of the hallway that leads to the family/great room.

There is a 'wheel-chair' accessible ramp at the back of the house that enters into the family room as well as an outside dining table and a gas grill for BBQing under cover.

The main level has a screened porch in the front of the house for year-round relaxing bug free with a nice ceiling fan too.

The upper porch is off the Master Bedroom and is like being in a 'tree house'. The Live Oaks perfectly shade the porch and the vines, magic ferns, and natural aviary provide a most relaxing setting cooled by two ceiling fans - if you can't relax here, well, you can't relax!


Your dog (or two) is (are) welcome if well-behaved and house-trained. We ask that you keep your pets bathed and treated for fleas and PLEASE keep pets OFF of the furniture. Bring a pet bed or crate for them to rest when you are not at home and keep the yard poop free!

We invite you to come and enjoy our special place near the charming old village on St Simons Island! We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

- Carrell, Shannon and Stu

Keywords: 2 Story Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

Our family has owned property and visited St Simons regularly since 1977. This is the perfect spot on the island walking distance to all the village restaurants and bars as well as the lighthouse beach.

Why The Owner chose St Simons Island

Carrell built this home in 2007 as a family beach retreat for herself and her two adult children and their families. She also dreams of retiring here one day! Her 4 grandchildren are building many happy memories here at MeMe's beach house!

What makes this house unique

Our family especially enjoys relaxing on the porches and taking strolls and bike-rides to the beach, lighthouse, parks, pool and village. We have also enjoyed cooking up some delicious family meals, watching movies, reading books, playing games, putting together puzzles and just being together.


St Simons Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed , double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 bunk bed , The bunk bed w/double mattress on bottom and single on top
  • King size beds (2) One in the master and one in the 2nd large bedroom., Queen size Beds (1) One in the jungle room along with the bunkbed that has a double mattress on the bottom and a single on the top., Double Beds (2) One on the bottom bunk in the Jungle Room and one on the murphy (pull down) bed in the front sitting room., Twin or Single Beds (3) One on the top bunk in the jungle room and one on the daybed in the 2nd 'Garden Bedroom' and one extra mattress under the double bottom bunk that can be placed in anyroom., Child Beds (1) Daybed in the 2nd bedroom and bunkbed int the Jungle Room, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n play in closet., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Fold down murphy bed in the front sitting room., Bunk Beds (1) In the jungle room - double mattress on the bottom and single on the top., Murphy Beds (1) One in front sitting room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two block walk to the beach, pier, pool, park and village.


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St Simons Island Pet Friendly Beach Cottage Home
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

Relaxing and lovely property

  • 4 of 5

The only reason I marked down this great house is that they need to install grab bars in all the showers and tubs. Very well equipped otherwise, and a fantastic location.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house and lovely island. Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and St Simons

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 4 of 5

It is a lovely house in a great location. Close to the lighthouse and pier village. It was our first visit to St. Simons Island and we loved it. The house was a good fit for our family. Beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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St Simons Island Visit

  • 5 of 5

The kids could not have described the house Cranes Wilderness or St Simons Island any better than I can. After walking into the house they exclaimed, " this place is awesome". Can't say it any better already checking rates for the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was perfect for our family. Plenty of space for privacy and fun together.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous. Had an AC issue and owner had it fixed immediately. Location is perfect for access to the beach or the pier. Best fireworks we had ever seen. Five stars

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Wonderful, Amazing, Large Group Friendly House on SSI

  • 5 of 5

My daughter got married on SSI at The Casino June 24, 2017. Since we had almost 100 friends and family on the island for the wedding, we had to rent many houses, condos, and hotel rooms. Crane's Wilderness was by far the best house we had ever rented in the eighteen years we have been vacationing on SSI. It simply had everything and anything we could possibly need, and more. All the rooms were extremely large and the great room/dining/breakfast nook/kitchen area was "THE" get together spot for the extended family to eat, play games, and visit after being apart for many years. We all had the vacation of a lifetime, which would not have been possible without our rental of Crane's Wilderness. I will forever be grateful to Sean and his family for their graciousness to rent this house. It is truly a "hidden gem" on SSI.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mullett Bay
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Lighthouse/Neptune Park
Car: not necessary

Very walk able to the beach and village.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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