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Beautiful & Charming Historic Cottage~Romantic!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Situated at the entrance to the Sea Island causeway, Black Banks Plantation is a unique and charming neighborhood, named for the original Black Banks Plantation house, built in 1801. The Cottage which was built in 1920 as a carriage house for the Plantation, is nestled a short distance from the main house, amid large, old live oaks and overlooks your very own private pool, outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace. All for your EXCLUSIVE use!

The house was completely renovated and decorated within the last several years and offers all the luxury, warmth and charm needed to make the most of a stay on this wonderful island, including upstairs deck and downstairs courtyard, luxury linens, fully functional kitchen and top-of-the-line Bosch washer & dryer! Enjoy this vacation paradise any time of year; mild winters are perfect for a swim in the pool and a snuggle by the fireplace.

(Quickly becoming the 'go-to' spot for a romantic celebration, we have been delighted at the number of anniversaries shared at the Cottage! And with a number of Honeymoons already scheduled, it appears that romance is truly in the air!)

And the romantic and relaxing options are many! Swim, cook outside on the large, built-in gas grill, throw a log on the gas-assisted outdoor fireplace and relax or put on your party shoes and head out for a gracious dinner at the nearby Cloister or Halyard's before going to Ziggy Mahoney's for dancing!

When you're done, come 'home' to this quiet, comfortable and charming alternative to the busy condo scene.

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Keywords: Cottage

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Kate Quinn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Kate Quinn

After raising our family in Gainesville, Georgia and coming to St Simons for family vacations for some 20+ years, we made the switch a dozen years ago and were soon followed by several our children! We have relished our time at the beach but have also been delighted with the range of other activities available here on St Simons. From biking to kayaking, shopping and sightseeing, there is just not enough time to do it all.

Kate Quinn purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Kate Quinn chose Saint Simons Island

St Simons has so much to offer that it's hard to know where to start. We all love the beach, so that was the first draw, as was the proximity to our home north of Atlanta but we also wanted a 'real' home, a 'real' community not just a condo-row experience. The community on St Simons is just that and more. Neighborhoods, churches, newcomer's groups, garden club or little theater, there is a place to be part of the rich fabric that is St Simons Island!

What makes this cottage unique

The unique character of the cottage is in its beautiful and private setting. You'll feel like you're miles away from the hullaballoo but in reality - you are minutes from a lovely beach, lighthouse, 'village', biking, shopping and kayaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I love to stay at Black Banks Cottage. It is clean, cozy, and close enough...but far enough away ~ allowing privacy, great bike rides, great food, and fun in the sun. We plan to make this a yearly trip celebrating happiness! It really does feel like our home away from home!
Mar 2012
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Saint Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Beautiful & Charming Historic Cottage~Romantic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful neighborhood! Perfect little getaway cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this quiet retreat. We will be back! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review; it was a pleasure to have you as our guests! You are so welcome back anytime!
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Lovely cottage, great host and wonderful southern hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

Regrettably we had to leave this cosy cottage prematurely because of the arrival of Hurricane Irma. So sad because this is such a magical place. Our host Kate was so welcoming and caring for all our needs as we settled in, we felt like family. The spooky moss laden trees and tropical flora around the pool, deck and patios provide a really relaxing experience. The nearby Fort Fredericka National Monument was an unexpected surprise and we wish we could have spent more time there. Maybe next time. We had some fantastic sea food, which for us living in inland Ottawa, Canada was a special treat. Everywhere on the island we experienced that wonderful southern hospitality. 

Thank you Kate, we hope that one day we can return to your cottage. We loved it.

Daina and John

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, Ga

Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage - a lot for the very reasonable price. Clean, inviting, cozy,comfortable private

Great little pool! Very nice neighborhood. Kate is a dear to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to add your kind words! It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we are delighted to hear the Cottage provided a relaxing get-away!
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Dublin, GA


  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week of our honeymoon here at the cottage. Everything was perfect, and I mean EVERYTHING!!! The neighborhood was quiet and the oak trees with all the Spanish Moss made it feel like we had found a magical place. We loved all the places we could eat outdoors, especially the fireplace beside the pool! The cottage was so cute and they have everything you need. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend the first week of our forever! Thanks so much Kate for everything. We definitely will be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sweet of you to say! It was certainly a pleasure having you both here at Black Banks Cottage, especially for such an amazing and special occasion! We are honored that you chose us for your honeymoon and hope to see you back again in the future ❤️ blessings!
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Black Banks Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed here for our honeymoon starting on Sept. 16th, 2013 but I'm just now getting around to writing the review. This cottage was perfect! We enjoyed our stay so much! It was so nice and we had everything we needed. The heated pool and grill area was awesome. We enjoyed staying in a few nights and cooking our own meals. We stayed there for a week and it was so relaxing and comfortable. The owners are so nice and easy to work with as well. The location is great too. Not too far from the shops and restaurants but in a quiet gated community. It was perfect for just the two of us and I would definitely stay there again! Thanks again for making our honeymoon stay amazing!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, WV

OurWonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Ray are charming hosts and everything about the cottage and property is exquisite and unique. We loved riding the bikes on the trails, relaxing at the pool and the peace and tranquility of the location. This was our first but certainly not our last trip to St Simons. Our favorite dining places were Palmers Café and Barbara Jeans in the Village, Halyards and Tramici at the Island Shops and King and Prince. We highly recommend this cottage for your next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too gracious! Guests who are as lovely and easy as y'all were make us look good! Thanks so much for your kind review! We are so glad Black Banks Cottage was able to provide a relaxing stay :-) Kate and Ray
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Halyards, Tramicis, Sals
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Palms
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Halyards, Tramicis, Sals
Nearest Beach
3.8 Miles
Coast Guard Beach

We are located several miles from the beautiful beach at East Beach at the Coast Guard Station and across the causeway from Sea Island beaches and the beautiful Cloister resort

(membership required for entry)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.