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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


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 furnished with tasteful and luxurious appointments including deep comfy mattresses, cool coastal 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 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
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

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 Saint Marys

We completed a month-long road trip through the Southeast where 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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Saint Marys Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility ...
  • 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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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 25 reviews
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Cozy and comfortable!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay the home was cozy and comfortable, the residents were friendly, and we really like exploring small towns.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Lil Cottage in Historic St Marys

  • 5 of 5

You will feel like you are home in this cozy and clean cottage. The beds were extremely comfortable...which is always a PLUS. Easy walk into town with friendly neighbors. The owner is easy to text or call and responsive to questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax

  • 4 of 5

Property was perfect for our needs...Walking distance to my sons home, downtown and close to St. Augustine, St. Simons etc...Neighborhood is nice and quiet...Home as charm...

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this Cozy, Relaxing and Beautiful place near downtown St. Mary's. So nice and quiet and the Owners have made this place a comfortable place to hang your hat. My husband and I loved the convenience to everything, shopping, groceries and sightseeing and most of all some nice restaurants. We loved the book the owners had put together to help you find your way around even phone numbers for different businesses which was really helpful. All and all we would definitely recommend it to our friends. Do here's to the owners of such an Awesome place. Thank you for letting us stay at your place and relax which is something we hadn't done since September of last year. You made our stay so memorable and we will definitely spread the word. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Heidi & David Reinhardt

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: August 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

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

HomeAway charges a premium for credit card/online processing. We do NOT collect or receive those fees. We do accept checks, free of fees. Please google SlipAway Cottage for more info.

This quote is an estimate only and is provided for convenience by HOMEAWAY and has not been verified with the owner
*****Rates vary by month and for certain holidays. Please confirm with owner.*****
Security Damage Insurance of $59 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

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.