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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

*5* STAR Rated! * Free WiFi! Deluxe Cable package! “Slip Away” year-round to St. Marys, GA, the South’s best-kept secret. Enjoy the amazing mild weather at our Stylish & Immaculate Cottage! Perfect Base for Exploring the Coast! Our immaculate cottage is bigger than it looks and is freshly furnished with tasteful and luxurious appointments including brand new deep mattresses, comfortable new furniture and a fully equipped slate-tiled kitchen. Designer touches include a custom driftwood headboard in the spacious master suite, a built-in banquette in the breakfast room off the kitchen and stylish coastal details throughout, highlighted by a collection of local art photography. All of the living space is conveniently located on one floor. The layout affords ample privacy for two couples but can accommodate up to 6 comfortably.

*** Room for up to 6 guests ***

Two nice-sized bedrooms (on opposite ends of the house,) each with Queen beds and 2 full bathrooms are ideal for 4 people. A pull-out Queen sofa in the LR can accommodate 2 more guests when needed. Both bedrooms offer great closet space, luxury linens, blankets and a selection of pillows, plus alarm clocks, room-darkening blinds and reading lights. We also provide towels and a start-up supply of soap, toilet paper, napkins and cleaning products for your use.

*** Free WiFI and the latest technology ***

Never miss a GAME! There is a new 42” 1080p LCD TV with free digital cable, HBO and BluRay player in the Living Room and a 2nd flat screen TV in the Master. We include free internet AND WiFi, for those who want to stay connected. For your comfort, Central A/C, LR ceiling fan and BR fans are included as is a convenient full-size washer/dryer.

*** Bring your boat or RV or just hang out ***

Driveway parking will easily accommodate cars and boat trailer or RV. Bring your boat or Waverunners, there are two free public boat ramps, each less than a mile away. Our yard is newly landscaped and features a variety of Southern favorites including Camellia, Palms and Confederate jasmine, perfect for sitting out on a nice day. Bring, or rent a bike for touring, or take a short walk to the shops and restaurants nearby.

*** So much to see and do ***

Our selection of local guide books and games assures you won’t be bored. Want to try your hand at Southern Cuisine? We’ve got the ultimate Southern Cookbook and all the kitchen utensils you’ll need to harness your inner Paula Deen. After dinner you can relax and let the new Bosch dishwasher do the work.

Fishing and boating, Biking, golf and kayaking are popular pastimes in the immediate area. Golf cart and bicycle rentals are also available for cruising around town while enjoying the historical homes and ancient moss covered oaks that line the streets of the downtown historic district where Slip Away is located. The St. Marys Riverfront park (where you meet the ferry to Cumberland Island), the marina, seafood restaurants, the city park, churches, shopping, museums, antique stores and Saturday farm market are all within walking distance. Nearby is the Aquatic Center with pools for children and adults, a library, movie theater and plentiful shopping and grocery stores. The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is located 40 minutes west of town. The Jacksonville Airport is only 25 minutes South. Savannah is 90 minutes North. St. Marys is also home to the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.

*** Explore the best of Coastal Georgia and Florida ***

Our cottage is just 8 miles, yet a world-away, from I-95, within easy day tripping distance to the sights, shopping, dining and beaches of Savannah, St Simons Island, Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island in Georgia and St Augustine, Jacksonville, and Fernandina in Florida. “Slip Away” is the simple solution to escaping the stress of the outside world. It’s a sanctuary that’s been designer decorated inside and out.

*** St. Marys, GA, the South’s best-kept secret ***

Only in St Marys can you settle in on a swing along the river front as the sunset dips into the state’s southern-most boundary, take in an evening concert under the stars, drink a cold beverage at one of several nearby cafes or eat just-caught sweet Georgia shrimp, all within walking distance of home. Locals scoot by and wave from bikes and golf-carts, kids play near the fountain and everybody wakes up for morning coffee at the shops along Osborne St. Life moves at an old-fashioned pace and with a vanishing grace that you swore no longer existed.

Here you will find true southern small-town hospitality combined with the allure of wild coastlines, pristine salt marsh and long, sunny days. Bring your boat and launch it less than a mile away, fish all day in secluded coves along the ICW where dolphins are your only company. Slip over to Amelia Island, only 20 minutes by water or 30 minutes by car. Golf nearby to your heart’s delight.

“Slip Away” is truly a spot you’ll love coming home to .Bring the Whole Family * Sleeps 6* Perfect Base for Exploring the Coast!

There is no 'off season' in our area. The weather is great, year-round! We offer 'no haggle' pricing which is how we keep our rates low. We do not offer monthly rates during Peak Season Feb-May.

About the town:

St. Marys is a city with roots as far back as the 1500's. It is the 2nd oldest city in America (after St. Augustine, FL ).

During Summer, everyone will love the nearby Aquatic Park, just 1.3 miles from the cottage! A zero depth entry water playground with sprinklers, water cannons, slides, and a million other ways to get wet! A huge bucket dumps 300 gallons of water on those below every 5 minutes. Take a ride on the Orange Crush Enclosed-Twister Slide--you're down in 5 seconds! The four lane lap pool is attached to the slide catch pool. (There is always one lap lane available to lap swimmers.) Water depth goes from 3 to 5 feet. The lazy river is 500 feet long and winds around the back side of the park. Tubes and life jackets are available for use. Chairs and umbrellas are in the middle of the island.

Keywords: cottage, ranch, house, flat, bungalow, single

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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January 4, 2017

About Cynthia

We invite you to be our guests at 'Slip Away.' We've made every effort to give our vintage mill cottage coastal flair that is both comfortable and contemporary without feeling fussy or formal. Everything in our entirely rehabbed cottage is newly purchased for the cottage - nothing is old, worn or cast-off stuff from somewhere else. We want our home to feel like vacation, not like Grandma's guest room (even though we all love Grandma!)

Cynthia purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Cynthia chose Coastal

We completed a month-long road trip through the Southeast during the summer of 2004. We travelled over 4,800 miles and visited most of the major destinations. On on our way from Amelia Island, FL, to Savannah, GA, we planned to make a brief stop in St. Marys to try to get a glimpse of the HGTV dream house. We ended up staying the night and fell in love with this charming, small town. We were reminded of the beach towns we had visited as kids -- towns that today are so over-developed, and so outrageously expensive to visit that the idea of owning was beyond our means. We loved the feel of St. Marys, the mild climate and the bluest skies you'll ever see. We seized the opportunity to make St. Marys our home away from home. We plan to retire here when life allows.

What makes this cottage unique

We appreciate that we can be so far away from our day-to-day lives, and yet be close enough to the activities we enjoy in one of the most naturally beautiful places remaining on the East Coast. Our cottage is in a quiet, restful setting under the canopy of an old Oak tree hung with moss. Within a few blocks is the downtown area where we enjoy shopping, dining and the many seasonal festivals and events held year-round. From here, you can take the ferry to Cumberland Island, a true national treasure - there are times we've had miles of beach all to ourselves to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your cottage! Your attention to detail is admirable.... We loved the cottage and Leo (age 8)wants to live here - a testament to your fine taste! We appreciated the cleanliness and decor. Future guests make sure to hike Cumberland Island - the beach, salt marshes and forests are a treat!
Jul 2011
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Great House!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful week in St. Mary's, GA Very comfortable and homey cottage - we enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was just my husband and I, but two couples could stay and maintain privacy as the bedrooms are separated and each with a bath. The cottage was very clean. We loved the close proximity to the Cumberland Island Ferry. Also, pretty close to Savannah and FL. We went to both! I would recommend Slip Away to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to St. Marys! The home is lovely and has everything one could need to enjoy their vacation in a "home away from home". The owners were very helpful and available for questions during our stay. We will go again:)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dana, I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! It means a lot that you chose our home for your visit "home." We look forward to future stays in years to come. Thanks again!
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Lovely Home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to St. Marys! The home is lovely and has everything one could need to enjoy their vacation in a "home away from home". The owners were very helpful and available for questions during our stay. We will go again:)

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and well-stocked cottage is a great home in St Marys!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week celebrating Independence Day in St Marys. This cottage is beautifully furnished with coastal touches that reflect coastal Georgia. The kitchen is well-stocked and easy to use, two bathrooms are a great asset, and the bedrooms are comfortable with high end pillows and linens. The downtown location is convenient to everything and was within walking distance of most of our activities. We want to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shelley! I'm so glad you noticed and appreciated the attention to the bedding. We wouldn't ask our guests to sleep on anything that we aren't willing to sleep on ourselves! And isn't at least part of the reason to stay at a vacation rental so that all the little perks of being at home are available -- that's why we try to keep it well stocked with all those little things we take for granted like saran wrap and even fun things like a milkshake machine. And don't forget...BOARD GAMES! Thanks and come back any time!
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Missing it already

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful week in St. Mary's, GA but returned home to rain/sleet/snow in Ohio, so we're ready to come back to Slip Away! Very comfortable and homey cottage - we enjoyed the peace and quiet. It was just my husband and I, but two couples could stay and maintain privacy as the bedrooms are separated and each with a bath. The cottage was very clean. We loved the close proximity to the Cumberland Island ferry as that makes for an early morning to be there at 8 AM. We did this twice and it was nice to be just a few blocks away both at the early morning hour and after returning from CI exhausted! I would recommend Slip Away to anyone. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Arlene! Our amazing housekeeper will be so happy that you commented on how clean SlipAway is kept! I think partial credit also goes to our great guests who treat our home as their own, which we so appreciate. Come on back next time you need to escape to some sun & fun!
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Slip Away Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect vacation condo experience. It was adorably furnished, technically up to date and all the little amenities where handled. To top it off, the owners were kind and available. You will feel lucky to rent this if you are visiting St. Mary's.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Teresa! So glad that this was a great home rental experience for you. I really do my very best to share our sweet SlipAway with guests I think will appreciate her as much as we do! We feel so blessed to have such wonderful guests. Hope to have you and your family with us again in April.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacksonville (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cumberland Island
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Amelia Island
Car: recommended

The ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore is located about a half mile away. Numerous beaches available within 45 minutes. Great (and inexpensive) golfing nearby. And food! From BBQ to Seafood Shacks, posh to plain, lots of great good-for-the-soul cooking to be had. Easy day trips to Savannah, Jacksonville, St Augustine, Okeefenokee and so much more.


Rates & Availability

St Marys Cottage Rental Rates

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Peak Season
Feb 1 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

We DO NOT prorate for stays less than 7 nights. The weekly rate is our MINIMUM rate. Thank you!

This quote is an estimate only. Rates vary by month and for certain holidays. Please confirm with owner.
Security Damage Insurance of $49 OR $300 refundable security deposit ***NOT BOTH***

For stays over 2 weeks:
* Housekeeping is every 2 weeks at an additional cost of $100 per visit. So, for a 4 week stay, the fee would be $200.
* lodging tax applies to the first 30 nights only

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St Marys Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly Renovated! Double Sinks, Hairdryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly Renovated! Hall Bath opposite BR 2
  • 2 Full Baths with tub/shower combo
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sterns & Foster Pillow Top Mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Serta Mattress Set
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Living Room Sleeper Sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) New Serta mattress set in MBR. New Sterns/Foster mattress set in BR 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
BluRay DVD player, Free HBO

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