Georgia Coast Home Perfect for Snowbirds and Lovers of Nature and History

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Sip your morning coffee on one of our screened porches looking out over the flower garden. Situated in the Historic Ridge area along the East Coast Greenway bicycle path, just 2 ½ miles from downtown Darien, and only a mile from Blue N Hall Marina, the CoastAwhile Cottage is the perfect home base for your visit to not only Darien and McIntosh County, but Sapelo, St. Simons and Jekyll Islands, Jacksonville, and Savannah.

Your fully refurbished cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, as well as a large kitchen with pantry, spacious family room with cable television, separate laundry room, front and back porches and a deck. The house is approximately 1600 SQFt and offers wood and tile floors throughout. All rooms have ceiling fans. The house offers free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Two bedrooms feature king-sized beds with beautiful headboards fashioned from antique doors. A third bedroom features two twin beds. All bedrooms have private full baths with tub/shower combos.

The fully equipped kitchen is perfect for cooking up seafood that you caught yourself or that you bought in one of the area’s local seafood markets.

The CoastAwhile Cottage is filled with artwork and photographs of the local landscape, bringing the beauty of our area inside to surround you during your stay.

Located on a large lot, the house affords plenty of space for a boat trailer, so bring the boat with you! The property also has power and water hook-up for a camper or travel trailer. Nearby Blue N Hall Marina offers a launch ramp, a large boat lift and bait and fuel. The marina allows easy access to Sapelo Island, Doboy Sound, Sapelo Sound, and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

St. Simons and Jekyll Islands, Brunswick, Jacksonville and Savannah are short drives from Darien, making CoastAwhile Cottage a perfect home base for exploring the Georgia coast.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, home, beach house, fishing lodge, kayak lodge, hunting cabin, acreage, cabin, snow birds

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (2) 2 king beds, Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • CoastAwhile Cottage is located 1/4 mile from Blue N Hall Marina, rental includes discount cards to Waterfront Wine & Gourmet and Skippers Fish Camp Restaurant in Darien...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    On the Georgia coast in Darien. Surrounded by marsh, estuaries and undeveloped islands.. Be a local, enjoy the real Georgia Coast. Located along the Highlander Bike Trail and East Coast Greenway....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Heat and Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is a lot of space for boat and other trailers and we have RV hook-up available for an additional cost....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Back deck and screened front porch...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 42 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
GA/FL Weekend
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$850 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Houskeeping $100
  • Pet Fee $60
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 12%


$100 cleaning fee per stay

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 10/24/2016
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville, FL or Savannah
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Skipper's Fish Camp
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sapelo Island Ferry
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sapelo Hammock
59 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U.S. Interstate 95
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sapelo Island by boat/Saint Simons, Jekyll by car

Car: Necessary

Kayak, boat, or ferry and Explore rivers, estuaries, islands, beaches, and natural habitats. Our coastline is home to many types of resident wildlife and birds as well as migratory species around the calendar. We boast one of the world’s largest estuarine systems swimming with seafood that is harvested locally. As the second oldest planned city in Georgia and the site of the first fort on Georgia soil, the city of Darien and McIntosh County have a unique blend of history and natural beauty. While we know you will find your favorite place in history, whether it be Fort King George Historic Site, Ashantilly Center or the Old Jail Art Center; our best advice is sure to be dining on local cuisine at one of our restaurants. Bicycle along the Highlander Trail a Part of the East Coast Greenway stretching from Key West to Maine.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Ryan Swinney is originally from Twin Falls, Idaho, but grew up predominately in Hemet, California. Ryan started his career in the United States Coast Guard, and then served for 15 years in law enforcement. He currently works as a licensed electrical contractor. Audrey Swinney is originally from Fairborn, Ohio. Audrey started her career in the United States Air Force, and is still proudly serving her country 27 years later. Audrey and Ryan met and married 17 years ago, and are currently enjoying happily ever after...

Why the Owner Chose Darien, GA, USA:
Ryan and I chose Darien because of its incredible Southern charm. The grand front porches, Spanish Moss, and the incredibly friendly people won us over quickly. Darien had just the combination we were looking for. The town is close to absolutely everything (Savannah, Brunswick, the Golden Isles), yet it still maintains that small town feel and you are moments away from uncrowded rivers, woods, and beaches. We love having the option to be around the big cities, or being around absolutely nothing!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Although the cottage has been completely renovated, it still maintains its original charm. Couples traveling together will appreciate the two large master bedrooms both with their own private bathrooms. Don't worry, the kids will love the twin beds and their own private bath as well. You will love sipping mint juleps on the front screened porch in either the rocking chairs or glider. Or enjoy a family bar-b-queue on your private back patio complete with gas grill. You'll also love the wide variety of outdoor wild flowers that surround the cottage and draw a huge variety of butterfly's. On those rainy days, you're sure to enjoy the large DVD library which you can view on the 50' flat screen located in your spacious living room. RV and boating enthusiasts will appreciate the large, spacious, covered parking areas on the adjacent one acre parcel. Fisherman will be pleased with the short one mile drive to a full-service marina complete with a newly refurbished large boat ways to assist you in enjoying of the hundreds of miles of inlets in beautiful McIntosh County. Bird watching enthusiasts won't want to miss the hundreds of species migrating through this beautiful area! And for those of you looking for that romantic get away, what's more romantic than a walk on a gorgeous beach alone. I guarantee you'll find your own private beach on St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Little St. Simons Island, or Jekyll Island. Just grab one of the many beach towels provided and find your private paradise. And your full kitchen, completely stocked for preparing all that seafood you purchased, will surly help you save tons of money and make lots of wonderful family memories! Finally, you're bound to love the memory foam mattress covers on your king sized bed and the luxurious 1500 thread count Devereux Collection sheets (they feel like butter!) Did we mention the Beauty Rest pillows and sumptuous Egyptian cotton towels! And best of all, we've one of the best priced cottage

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  • Full, roomy kitchen with large pantry

    Full, roomy kitchen with large pantry

  • Cozy master suite off kitchen

    Cozy master suite off kitchen

  • Quiet porch off master BR

    Quiet porch off master BR

  • Historic Ridge where the road makes room for huge Live Oaks

    Historic Ridge where the road makes room for huge Live Oaks

  • screened porch off master BR

    screened porch off master BR

  • Front King size room with full bath

    Front King size room with full bath

  • Screened porches surrounded by gardens

    Screened porches surrounded by gardens

VRBO #365653

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016

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