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High Tide Cottage on the Darien Riverfront

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)


High Tide Cottage is only 20 minutes from St. Simons Island, Georgia. The quiet charm of the waterfront and fishing village of Darien is the best kept secret on the coast. The cottage is one block from the boat ramp and the Darien River. Preview the pictures below and you can see the waterfront and charm of this special property. Located one hour from either the Jacksonville or Savannah airports. Or fly into the Brunswick airport on a Delta Connection and have only a 15 minute ride to the cottage. Only a 4 ½ hour drive from Atlanta. If coming by boat, take the intracoastal waterway to the Darien River and boat 20 minutes to the cottage and downtown Darien. Bring your own boat and explore our backyard.


3 bedrooms plus a bungalow/2 baths (10 guests maximum).

There is a brick coastal courtyard for entertaining and enjoying the Five Moon outdoor kitchen. High Tide Cottage is the perfect romantic cottage for two, or for you and nine of your best friends. Fully stocked kitchen, linens and, yes, we include your coffee, sweeteners, paper products and oyster knives for fresh steamed oysters from your outdoor kitchen. Why pay more for a room in a hotel when you can have a great cottage next to the quiet charm of the fishing village of Darien, Georgia, and the Darien River?

Thank you for inquiring about one of the Private Islands of Georgia's newest properties. My name is Andy Hill and I am the owner and director of guest services for High Tide Cottage. We look forward to providing exceptional guest services for your large event, or your romantic weekend for two, with a getaway package just for you!

I will work with you to provide a relaxing getaway weekend, a getaway for the family for a week, or a special anniversary or honeymoon escape. We will listen and work with you to provide any services, food, outdoor activities (offshore/inshore fishing, kayaking, crabbing or boating on the Georgia coast), or escape to the beaches of St. Simons, Jekyll or Sapelo Island. We will be your personal concierge while you are vacationing at High Tide Cottage. We offer over ten packages to choose from to our guests at this Private Islands of Georgia property, High Tide Cottage.


High Tide Cottage, circa 1940. The cottage was extensively renovated in 2007. The attention to detail in restoration of the heart pine floors to larger baths and large closets adds to the charm of this special coastal cottage. The large bedrooms with king and queen beds and fine linens add to the cottage charm. The antique brick courtyard captivates the landscape with a bungalow for two located outside the cottage.


The cottage offers three bedrooms plus a bungalow, with two king beds, two queen beds (one is a pull-out sofa), and two twin beds. The two bedrooms on the main floor house a king and a queen bed, and share a large bathroom. The second bath is located next to the kitchen and is shared with the outside bungalow, which has two twin beds, and the basement bedroom, which has a king bed and a regular pull-out sofa.

The cottage has wireless internet, TV, games, cards, 4 bikes and a kayak for riverfront fun and adventure. Bed linens, robes and bathroom products are also provided. Please check our availability calendar to make plans for your getaway to High Tide Cottage.


We pay great attention to detail when it comes to the kitchen. We have all the wares and accessories for everything from gourmet cooking, slow cooking a pork tenderloin, smoking a Boston butt to a coffee urn for large groups. If cooking is your thing, Private Islands of Georgia has you covered! All spices, coffee and paper products are provided.


High Tide Cottage features a charcoal grill, low country boil cook stand and a prep table for your backyard party. You can utilize the low country boil cook stand to steam your oysters, too. We have done the planning…you have the fun!


The courtyard, which is home to the 5 Moon Outdoor kitchen, features antique brick pavers, lighted gazebo alfresco dining and a great spot to entertain your guests while you vacation.


Bring your own boat. As a licensed captain for 20 years, my passion is being on the water. I captained Where’s The Fish? in over 100 King Mackeral tournaments throughout the southeast in the Southern Kingfish Association. Now my days on the water are spent providing guest services to our guests at Private Islands of Georgia. At High Tide Cottage, your backyard is the Georgia coast. The property has water access, so while on your vacation you can explore the rivers, estuaries, creeks and sounds not to mention the Atlantic Ocean. I will work with you and make you comfortable with coastal navigation and how to boat on the Georgia coast. We offer maps and charts, as well as local knowledge. We’ll help you enjoy all the boating activities the Georgia coast has to offer. Just ask!! We offer four bikes for touring the streets of Historic Darien, and a kayak to paddle the vast array of waterways. Come join us and play in our backyard of adventure.

Keywords: Vacation House/Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018


Darien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen pull-out sofa in basement bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Located on Screven Street on the Darien River, TV and games, Spices, coffee and paper products provided, Outdoor Kitchen complete with oyster steamer--charcoal/gas smoker--low country boil cook stand--prep table and stainless steel sink, Firewood provided, 4 bikes and a tandem or single kayak included.


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High Tide Cottage on the Darien Riverfront
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Beautifully appointed and centrally located home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at High Tide Cottage. The house was very comfortable, clean and well stocked with everything we needed for our stay. Andy and Patti were available to answer any questions we had and offered great recommendations. We ate at B&J's which was packed on the weekend and Skipper's. Although Skipper's had more ambiance, the food was great at both places. My only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location in downtown Darien

  • 5 of 5

Great location, we enjoyed walking everywhere. We went to Skipper's restaurant 3 times and to the new mexican restaurant Blue Bay across the street twice for happy hour. The kitchen had enough supplies for cooking at home as well. We stayed there with 10 people and our dog and there was plenty of space for all of us. We took day trips to Jekyll Island, Saint Simmons and Brunswick and all were very close. There was a mall and movie theater only about 15 minutes away, which was nice because the weather was not great. Looking forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Florida

Great location and nice cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was perfect for our short weekend for us and our 4 legged family. Very clean. Fortunately, I didn't do any cooking but kitchen and dining room are plenty big for family entertaining. Only 1 bedroom with TV (nneds updating but provided our needs). Cottage was very cleanm the location is perfect for Golen Isles sighting. Here for only a short weekend to give my mother a surprise birthday party (at Skippers restaurant - recommend) and this cottage was one less touch I had a worry about. Thank you. Easy to book and communication is GREAT.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Private Islands of Georgia thanks you for your business. I hope you will return soon for another weekend getaway. We have a new flat screen TV in the bedroom, when you return. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at High Tide Cottage.
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Acworth, GA

Excellent Cottage in Superb Darien Location

  • 5 of 5

I had my family plus two (five total) and two small dogs. The Hide Tide Cottage was almost perfect (nothing human is). All our needs were covered from this peaceful setting. We visited area attractions, scheduled dinner at a local seafood restaurant, and had good times preparing a steak & surf dinner for all at the Cottage. It must be pointed out that the owner is on top of keeping the Cottage well-equipped and in good condition. We all liked it, and will be going back to this homey cottage, and to historic Darien.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to read you enjoyed your stay! It is important for future guests to understand that, prior to your stay, we may communicate several times to help with your visit and make sure that all of your needs are met. St. Simons and Jekyll Island are only 30 minutes from the cottage. We have a lot of guests that stay with us and do not like the traffic and crowds that are on St. Simons. Darien is very peaceful. See you soon, Captain Andy
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Fayetteville Ga.

High rating for high tide

  • 5 of 5

Great property as a base for those sightseeing and fishing the local waterways. Owners Very helpful and responsive. Clean and well decorated home. Nice outside porch for cooking.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed High Tide Cottage. The cottage is a boater's dream due to its proximity to the boat ramp to the Darien River. Guests are allowed 2 nights of free dockage at the county dock if you decide to leave your boat in the water. I will also include access to May Hall Island dock for setting Blue crab traps and fishing to any guest that brings a boat. May Hall Island dock is 10 minutes east down the Darien River. I hope you enjoyed some fresh-caught fish, or boiled some crabs in the courtyard at High Tide Cottage. Hope to see you next year, Captain Andy
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Piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Quiet place to enjoy some down time. The management is very friendly and go out of their way to make our experience the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We do want to make your experience the best. Please consider a visit to our five moon destination Eagle Island, off the coast of Darien, and I believe you will love the guest services we provide on your own private island. Thanks again for your visit. Capt. Andy
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Wildlife viewing at Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge, Charter fishing and kayaking trips available, Crabbing, 3 nearby beaches to choose from (St. Simons Island beach, Jekyll Island beach, Sapelo Island beach), Waterfront dining, Our favorite activity is simply relaxing and enjoying the company you are with during a quiet stroll on the riverfront.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee-SEE NOTES $0
Tax Rate 5.0%

2 Guests .... Weekdays $150/night (Sunday thru Thursday) ... Weekends $165/night (Friday & Saturday) ... $915/Week (6 nights)
3-10 Guests ... Weekdays $180/night (Sunday thru Thursday) ... Weekends $195/night (Friday & Saturday) ... $1,095/Week (6 nights)

Two Night Minimum.

There is a 5% Hotel/Motel tax on all rentals and a $60 cleaning fee for 7 guests or less ~ $75 for 8 guests or more.

50% deposit of base lodging fees required to hold dates. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing. To qualify for a refund, a cancellation notice must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to check-in date. Upon receipt of written notification, a 10% administrative fee will be deducted and the balance of the deposit will be refunded. No refunds without a 30 day notice.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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