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Train Watchers' Cottage on Way to Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Relax on front porch swing and catch a glimpse of the many trains that pass through Folkston each day. Visit the Train Museum in the old restored depot in downtown Folkston. Walk around town for an ice cream cone or soup and sandwich at Whistlin' Dixie's and join the ever present group of train watchers at the Funnel. Take a short ride to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge for a guided tour of the pristine wilderness or rent a boat for a closer look at the alligators in the cypress swamp. Take a day trip to historic St. Marys where ferries daily cruise the open waters of the St. Marys River forty-five minutes to Cumberland Island where you will see wild horses, deer and turkeys on your walk across the island to the Atlantic Ocean beach. Take other day trips to St. Simons, Jekyll, or Amelia Island.

At the end of the day enjoy a fine dinner at the Okefenokee Restaurant in Folkston or

Lang's seafood in St. Marys.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

Amenities

Folkston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Antique tub with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Train Watchers' Cottage on Way to Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews
5

Wonderful host, charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lucy was very helpful when we evacuated at the last minute before hurricane Irma. The cottage is very nicely decorated, equipped with all we could need. Thank you Lucy and Brittney!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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4

Comfortable and homey

  • 4 of 5

Everything you need & close enough to visit swamp & beach!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Adorable cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The house was charming---We loved the front porch! We didn't come down to see trains, We came to canoe. Because of the fires in the Okeefenokee, our canoeing was in jeopardy. We met a wonderful man who volunteers for the swamp, and he let us use his canoe. Vacation saved.

The 2 minute walk to the train viewing platform led us to "swizzle time" with the trains FUN!

Lucy was quick to help us with any problems. She is a sweetheart! Be sure to visit the Shop around the Corner (next door). Great consignments at a great price. Christine & Jim

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Ok for a couple of nights.

  • 3 of 5

The wifi did require a username and password which were not made available. Also, there was no garbage can to place the trash in when we left, so we took the trash with us and threw it away elsewhere. Nice little cottage right by train tracks. Sleep in back bedroom if the noise of trains and traffic bother you. Love the little town atmosphere of Folkston and the people were very friendly.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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5

Choo Choo Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The light in the kitchen was out and I sent emai to home owners and the came and replaced the bulb very swiftly. We very very happy with their promptness. This was a perfect option for our stay in Folkston. I am sure we will be back! We toured the Okefenokee Refuge and celebrated our grandson's Choo Choo 2nd Birthday ! We give you a big Thank You!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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5

Great placde to slow down and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

very nice cottage. has everything you need to have a pleasant stay. well stocked kitchen if you want to cook in. comfy beds and plenty of places to sit in the living room. great front porch to sit and swing or rock away the time and watching the world go by.

will be telling everyone what a good time we had. great place to sit back and relax away from the hustle and bustle of a large city. loved watching the policemen direct traffic in the mornings. they put on a neat show directing. something you do not see in the city.

Friendly town, real southern charm.

love watching the trains at the funnel just a block away.

highly recommend the Brickhouse Restaurant on Highway 301 South. also the Thai Smile on Main Street. and do not miss Dixie's she has some different things plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Jekyll Island, GA
Car: necessary

Train watching, Exploring coastal islands, Jacksonville, FL, zoo about 45 mi., Canoe rentals for St. Marys River four miles at Boulogne, FL, Water park on Jekyll Island about 45 miles, Ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Marys, GA, St Simons Island, GA about 50 miles

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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