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Idyllic Retreat on Tidal Lagoon- Great Birding & Relaxing!

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


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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

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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Saint Simons Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • tub with jets
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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.


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Idyllic Retreat on Tidal Lagoon- Great Birding & Relaxing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 67 reviews
Stone Lake, WI

Very relaxing and immaculate

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & Serene

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely quiet property

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed at many Homeaway properties and this is definitely one of the best. It was spotlessly clean and so well furnished. The location was convenient and very peaceful. Watching the birds from the deck was a treat. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful carriage house!

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was lovely and included everything you could think of. On a quiet street overlooking the lagoon which attracted a multitude of birds every day. It even had jumping fish! A short drive to the beach or town, but we preferred that to being in the middle of the "action".

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather was unseasonably cold for SSI, this was a perfect January getaway spot. The carriage house was warm and cozy and bird watching was fantastic. The unit had absolutely everything we needed even an umbrella to help us get to our car where we had left our umbrellas before the rain started. This spot was well appointed, well equipped and spotlessly clean. A little problem with the hot water was handled immediately and the owners were very kind and accommodating about a mistake on my part about the departure date. We look forward to going back again sometime when we can enjoy the deck and dock. We highly recommend this as a great getaway spot.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the bird watching from the deck and the location is great. Very quiet neighborhood with a lot of great places to ride bikes. Everything you need is a short drive or bike ride away.

The carriage house had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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