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Great location! Walk to beach and pier/village area.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Quaint, cozy 1940's beach cottage - under four live oaks and so close to the beach - 3-4 minute walk. The map is off a little. The cottage is on College St near 3rd so you cross Ocean Blvd to get to the water.

Fully equipped kitchen with original farmsink - pine paneled walls, hardwood floors, ceiling fans in both bedrooms and living room. Comfortable, beachy decor with lots of windows. 2 bedrooms/one bath. The "Garden Room" has a queen bed and TB/DVD player. The "Nauticle" room has a double bed plus bunk beds. Central heat & air conditioning. Books and magazines available. Living room has flatscreen TV with dvd. Dining area seats 6. In back yard, antique wrought iron dining set plus brick patio in front of cottage under the oaks. Outdoor shower with hot water. Great location-walk to beach 3rd and 5th St public access, restaurants, King & Prince and pier/village area. Bike rental and beach buggy rentals close by, golf, public swimming pool overlooking the water nearby, history center, lighthouse, museum, and much more!

Please note: published rates do not reflect holiday rates or GA/FL weekend. Call or email first before booking to get accurate quote. Also, I DO NOT TAKE CREDIT CARDS, if you choose to use a credit card you will be expected to pay the processing fee. eCheck and personal checks are your options.

Cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled 60 days or more less processing fee of $75.00 Otherwise, up to 50% of rental rate will be retained.

Pet policy:

Non-shedding dogs under 30 lbs. allowed with additional pet fee. Dogs allowed on beach during off season, and limited hours in summer.

Keywords: Beach Cottage

More Details

Deborah Moscato
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Deborah Moscato

I immediately fell in love with my cottage and the live oaks it's nestled under - I always loved the beach, but having both trees and the water, plus the history in the area, this was the perfect place. There is so much to do on the island and the surrounding coastal area. I love that the pier/village is so close and to be able to walk to the water anytime is wonderful and it's amazing when there is a full moon. I love the neighborhood and restaurants nearby. There are so many great shops and restaurants, many very close to the cottage. I enjoy just hanging out in my little neighborhood walking my dogs or riding my bike all over the island. I have also kayaked in the marsh and visited the museums and historical sites over the years. There is so much to do, I'm still trying out new things.

Deborah Moscato purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Deborah Moscato chose St Simons Island

I had been visiting St Simons since the early 80's and fell in love at first sight with the island. I also knew my cottage was the one for me when I first saw it. I was riding my bike with my niece and nephew from our base at the Sea Gate Inn and there it was. I didn't even look at any other properties. It's a work in progress/labor of love and I love being able to share it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Being able to walk to the beach anytime is great. Having the tide roll in and out adds such interest. I enjoy riding my bike, sitting under the oaks, walking my dogs and walking on the beach. It's also so nice to be able to walk to the King & Prince and the Pier/Village area. The relaxing atmosphere and the beauty of the Golden Isles makes St Simons Island one of the top destinations in the country. In fact, in 2015 it was just voted one of the Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit, Smithsonian Magagzine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We came down from Atlanta/Macon with our new 8 week old granddaughter, June Elizabeth, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your wonderful little cottage! The weather was wonderful and the water was gorgeous. This is truly a "special place" for family and friends. Will recommend your house to family and friends."

Mark and Beth

Matt and Erin

"June Bug"
May 2011
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St Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower , window, freshly painted walls
  • bath and hand towels, plus washcloths furnished. Blowdryer furnished.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Garden bedroom - 1 queen , Cable TV and 2 wicker desks in this room.
    Nautical Room - 1 double , 2 bunk bed , faces front of house, lots of windows
  • Lots of light/windows in both bedrooms, separated by bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
5 minute walk to low tide beach, close to Neptune Park/village/pier area(with pool), restaurants, shops, beach buggy rentals and more - nice, quiet neighborhood.


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(39 traveler reviews)

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Great location! Walk to beach and pier/village area.
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 42 reviews

Charming cottage with a perfect central location.

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Golden Isles to celebrate a milestone anniversary. We were lucky enough to find a wonderful vintage cottage, Four Oaks Cottage. It has a perfect location only two blocks from the ocean. A very spacious kitchen that is well stocked with all you need for cooking gourmet meals. If dining out there are many of the Islands' finest establishments within a short drive or walk. The owner was very responsive every time we made contact before and during our stay. She was a joy to work with. We are already planning our next visit to this lovely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to many return visits!
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Beautiful setting very close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Quiet very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Canada

Return to Four Oaks Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our 6th visit to Four Oaks Cottage, and we have already booked for a five week stay next year. St. Simon's Island is a very special place to be and we've met many other northerners who return year after year as we do. The cottage itself is very comfortable, well located near the beach and the village, and has all the amenities needed for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I really appreciate you choosing my cottage year after year. I look forward to many more!
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Inman ,SC

Sweet Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here several times past 5 years and absolutely love 4 Oaks Cottage. A block to the beach and close walk to Village area as well as King & Prince resort hotel. Great restaurants nearby. Ocean Lodge Rooftop with fabulous beach views especially at sunset a 2 minute walk away. Pleasant, quiet neighborhood is great to walk in as well as ride bikes. Owner could not be any nicer! It is our winter getaway vacation. Close drives to both Savannah and Jacksonville also. Golfing nearby and fishing/crabbing at Village pier is fun too!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, convenient to the beach and restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Great location, walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Cozy cottage with all amenities, perfect for a small family or two couples, pet friendly. We stayed for a week and had a blast - definitely recommend it. We were fortunate to run into the homeowner as we checked in - she gave us some great insider tips on the island and welcomed us to her home.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a great stay on St. Simons! The cottage is older, cozy, with lots of windows, very clean and well kept. It is very nicely decorated with beach/ocean decor. Everything needed was provided. Plenty of towels, sheets, dishes, glasses, etc. Washer and dryer were full sized and worked very well. Refrigerator was also full sized, worked great, and was clean. The cottage is in a very quiet area yet it is a short walk to beach and only about one-half mile to village.

The transaction through VRBO was easy and accurate. The owner was great. She was extremely responsive, helpful, and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Ocean Lodge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
St Simons Island
Nearest Restaurant
Ocean Lodge
Nearest Beach
St. Simons Island
Car: not necessary

island buggies and bicycles for rent; concerts at the lighthouse on the beach; wonderful beachfront swimming pool; playground in the village; great sunset views from the pier; excellent restaurants and shops within walking distance plus some very interesting historical sites!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning - 2 people $75
Cleaning - 4 or more $125
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $75

Personal checks are preferred. If paying with credit card, guest will need to pay the fee. Last minute discounts may be available. Holidays and GA/FLA weekend - higher premium rates. 4 or more guests - $85 cleaning fee ($75 for 2 guests)
Email communication preferred. Copies of drivers licenses required to be sent with checks. Foreign guests must convert funds to US Dollars. Call, text or email Debbie with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.