About the property
- Cottage640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
'We've had a relaxing week in these excellent accommodations. The Carriage House lived up to the claims for bird watching. One highlight was watching an Osprey catching a fish and circling the deck four times.'
'The Carriage House is a perfect home away from home.'
'It is such a nice, romantic place to come.'
'My family and I had a wonderful week here on Saint Simons Island thanks in part to your fabulous carriage house. The setting was serene and the decor made us feel right at home.'
'This is a perfect place to kayak and I hope to be back.'
'It helped to have this cozy cottage to call home while we looked for a permanent home on Saint Simons Island.'
These are just some of the recent notes we received from our guests. Even though they have probably told you all you really need to know, let us share a bit more about the greatest hidden gem on the Island.
This charming and spacious carriage house overlooks a serenely beautiful saltwater tidal lagoon. It was built to be used as the owners' personal guest house and is not your ordinary rental. It is located on a quiet street in an established neighborhood. Relax in its airy, high-ceiling rooms and on the deck where you can enjoy watching many species of wading birds or sit on the private dock on the lagoon and watch the sun go down.
Our carriage house is on Wesley Oak Circle on Saint Simons Island. Everything on the island is easily accessible from here. We are five minutes by car to the public beach entrance at the historic Coast Guard Station museum and new bathhouse facilities. You can walk on the beach for miles at mid to low tide from there. The Village, located by the ocean, is about seven minutes from the carriage house by car. Here you'll find many shops, restaurants, the lighthouse and museum, and the boardwalk and fishing pier. We have a water park by the lighthouse: Neptune Park Fun Zone.
Saint Simons is bike friendly with trails and paths. There are bike rentals available at several businesses and bike shops.
Many historic sites are close by, such as: Bloody Marsh Battle Site on Demere Road; Saint Simons Island Lighthouse, where you can climb to the top to have a really good view of Saint Simons and the nearby islands; old slave dwellings at Gascoigne Bluff. If you're looking for beauty and serenity, you'll want to visit the beautiful and historic Christ Church and the Fort Frederica National Monument on North Frederica Road.
Saint Simons has many beautiful, large live oak trees that line the roadways. These trees' ancestors were the very trees used to build the famous 'Old Ironsides' warship. The oak timbers were milled on Gascoigne Bluff.
There are many golf courses nearby as well as tennis courts. Good kayak 'put-in' sites are easily accessible.
The views of the marshes and rivers are spectacular and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean is RIGHT here!
To get a good sense about the history of Saint Simons, there is a very interesting trilogy of books by the late Eugenia Price. They are historically accurate and beautifully written. You might be interested in obtaining at least the first book of the three. It's called 'Lighthouse' and the books can all be purchased through Amazon.
Whether for a few days, a week, a month or a complete season, our Wesley Oak carriage house is the perfect island getaway!
Please note that this property has a flight of stairs to reach the carriage house.
Keywords: Carriage House
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Vacation Retreat
The Carriage House gave us space and privacy with a wonderful view of the pond while relaxing on our own deck. The place was immaculate and well stocked with essentials, including beach towels, chairs and umbrella. The bed was extremely comfortable. The only thing lacking was an outdoor grill.
The location was in a quiet neighborhood but still only a short drive to all the restaurants, shops and beaches. Jekyll Island was only a half hour scenic drive away. Great for biking and bird watching. The Carriage House was a great place to return to at the end of the day. Janice and Jimmie Ann were great hostesses, giving us privacy but there if we needed anything. We actually saw them in passing only once the entire week. This was one of the best VRBOs we have stayed in. We would highly recommend it for the St Simon and Jekyll Island area.
We very much enjoyed our stay on St. Simons. The guest house was perfect. It was very nicely appointed and situated in a lovely setting. We enjoyed watching the activity on the pond while we relaxed after the activities of the island. It was the perfect getaway.
Quiet neighborhood stay with a beautiful pond over look.
This rental is amazing! The owners have thought of everything, all the tiny details. We will be returning.
The carriage house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood and we enjoyed how private and peaceful it was. It's in a great location to explore all that St. Simon's has to offer. The owners have quite a few books on the history of the island that we found interesting and helpful. What we especially appreciated was how well stocked the carriage house was with everything we needed for the entire week - things like laundry detergent, kitchen wraps, dishwasher soap. As bird lovers we enjoyed watching the bird action out on the pond......egrets, kingfishers, ospreys etc. It was an excellent place to stay.
Very relaxing and immaculate
Although the weather was a bit cooler than expected, we enjoyed our stay. The carriage house was small but very well organized, well equipped, comfortable, and certainly the cleanest rental we have ever experienced. The owners have great attention to detail and provided everything we needed. Very comfortable, cozy, and In a quiet relaxing area.
Charming & Serene
This charming carriage house is the perfect retreat! The owners have furnished it with meticulous detail! The deck faces west & overlooks a pond that is home to a variety of birds! We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck in the sun watching the life on the pond!
The location is close to shops & restaurants & the beach is a short drive. I highly recommend this property!
There are many must-see and must-do places on St. Simons Island especially the lighthouse, the historic Coast Guard Station museum, Christ Church; a St. Simons Trolley tour is a must! A visit to nearby islands such as: Cumberland Island National Seashore by ferryboat and Jekyll Island historic village and beach, and Sapelo Island by ferryboat.
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