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Idyllic Retreat on Tidal Lagoon- Great Birding & Relaxing!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a perfect writing retreat. Living in NYC, I don't miss having a car... what I miss are my bird feeders. I loved watching the mergansers, wood storks, and herons. What a treat. Just as I was wishing that I had brought my bird guides and binoculars, I found some waiting for me on the end table.

Every detail of the carriage house was intentional. I loved your thoughtfulness.

Thank you for a delightful four days.
Jan 2012
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Amenities

Saint Simons Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub with jets
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Carriage House has 2 HDTVs. It is located 2 miles from the beach, 3 miles from St. Simons' pier village, 2 and 1/2 miles from Sea Palms Golf Course, 4 miles from historic Christ Church and Fort Frederica National Monument. Kayakers' delight with many put-in locations close by. It is centrally located on the island. We are 1 and 1/2 hours from Jacksonville International Airport and from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport by car. We are 35 minutes from Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, service by Delta.

Reviews

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Idyllic Retreat on Tidal Lagoon- Great Birding & Relaxing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 60 reviews
5

Wonderfully relaxing stay in a very clean, modern, and well appointed cottage. Will Return!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been more pleased with the host (Janice), the cottage, or the surroundings. A wonderful experience while we relaxed and enjoyed St. Simon's Island.

The deck on the water was delightful and each morning seemed to bring more birds to watch.

The Cottage was close to public beaches (a short drive or bicycle ride away), Fort Fredericka, SSI Lighthouse and museum, Village shopping, and dining.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your description of our guesthouse; we appreciate it very much! As you know, it helps future guests who have not been here before to know what to expect.
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Very satisfied

  • 5 of 5

We loved the carriage house. As everyone has said in other reviews, everything you need is here. All you need to bring are clothes. This is the first place I have ever stayed where I felt comfortable walking on the floor in bare feet. We have had a wonderful time and felt very welcome here in your carriage house.

If I had to say one negative thing about it it would be the stairs, but that's not really a negative because I needed to work off all the great meals we have eaten here on the island. Thanks for your hospitality. The Alexanders

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write the review; we appreciate it very much! We work extremely hard to have a clean rental and to hopefully meet the needs of our rental guests.
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5

Excellent Honeymoon Destination...

  • 5 of 5

First visit to St. Simon's Island and we had a great time. It has just the right mixture of natural beauty, history, and modern tourist activities packed into a small area. The photos of the Carriage House do not do this lovely place justice. Every amenity has ben though of and provided for. So glad to have good washer and dryer as we traveled. The neighborhood is very nice and provides easy access to town by either car or bike. Cozy, peaceful, quiet, beautiful. Cannot say enough.

The property owners even texted us on our arrival day to offer an early check-in and met us in the driveway to help us get settled in. You can not go wrong renting this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful anniversary getaway.

  • 5 of 5

I recommend this little place to anyone on a honeymoon or anniversary. It was wonderful and the owners were really nice. I plan to visit again one day.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Florida
5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The wife and I were looking for a quiet getaway for our anniversary. We love St.Simon's and totally loved this carriage house. So quiet and serene, very comfortable and yet still close to anything we wanted to do around the island. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking your time to write a review; we really appreciate it! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and thank you for writing in our guestbook and for taking good care of the carriage house during your stay! That means a lot to us.
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New York, NY
5

Renewal of the mind and soul

  • 5 of 5

Working almost 70 hour+ a week I had new ideal how much I needed the peace and serenity of this wonderful rental, we loved all the different species of bird, the guides available to us!! Janice was such a gracious host!! Our second day at the cottage they had predicted rain when we arrived back at the cottage from site seeing we where greeted with a note on my finances motorcycle, along with a remote to the garage allow us to store the bike out of the elements, an ice cold picture of water greeted us!! This place far surpassed every expectation for had of a peaceful relaxing week, everything was top of the line. We will return

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brunswick, Georgia
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sea Palms Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Savannah, GA or Jacksonville, FL
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
US 17
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Southern Soul Bar-B-Q
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Historic Coast Guard Station; cycling or car
Car: recommended

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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Rates & Availability

Saint Simons Heights Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We accept payments only by credit card through PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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