Saint Marys Premier Vacation Rental(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:Estate
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Estate, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Historic Collier-Casey House”, circa 1874, is situated on the premier vacation rental site in Saint Marys! This property is a perfect location for your Saint Marys “family event” stay with 3 private accommodations that can accommodate a single individual or a group of up to 12 people.
The tropical setting of the fully landscaped 2+ acre property, with its palm trees, moss-draped oaks, and southern pecan trees, is situated directly on the Marsh to the east, with un-obscured views of Cumberland Island, 'the pass' to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and Fernandina Beach, FL.; and un-obscured River views to the south (front) of the property! No other rental property in Saint Marys offers these beautiful water views.
You can enjoy sitting on the wrap-around porch of the historic home and watch marsh birds, sail boats, and Cumberland Island Ferries as they head in-and-out of Saint Marys! With binoculars you might also get a sighting of a Submarine based at the US Naval Submarine Base in Kingsland entering or leaving the pass!
The beautiful historic two-story “Main House” with its original Heart Pine floors and 12' ceilings, consists of 2400 sf of living space and is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining, comfy living room, spacious eat-in kitchen with marsh views, washer-dryer and everything you need for a perfect vacation or extended stay in Saint Marys! Furnishings consist of beautiful antiques and antique reproductions that add to the historic ambiance of the home.
The separate upstairs “Captains Quarters”, with it’s upstairs deck that offers “the best views” to the East, is 1200 sf comprised of a 14 ft. Vaulted Ceiling Great Room with living, kitchen, and breakfast areas; queen bedroom with walk-in closet; and large bath with jetted garden tub, walk-in shower, two large double vanities, and private water closet.
The historic “Commissary Cottage” is said to be the actual commissary building from the “SM&K” (Saint Marys/Kingsland Railroad) founded in 1865 by Captain Lemuel Johnson. The quaint cottage, newly renovated and decorated, is situated behind the main house on the property, with its own deck and patio area over looking the scenic marsh and beautiful landscape of the compound property. The one-room efficiency cottage has everything you would have in the comfort of your own home including its own fully stocked full-size kitchen, breakfast area, living room, queen bedroom sleeping area, and private bathroom with shower.
This property is the closest rental property to town (only one “small town block” to the Saint Marys River waterfront and village shops and restaurants)! As stated in Southern Living Magazine article featuring Saint Marys in 2006, “There’s something about Saint Marys”! If you haven’t experienced Saint Marys you are missing a rare gem!
Keywords: Scenic, Marsh front, River view, Water view, Estate House, Cottage, Apartment, closest in-town/in-village rental; un-obscured water views; beautiful property; Tropical Landscape; Palm Trees; historic; wedding site;
We are the only Vacation Rental property in St. Marys offering exclusive access to all ammenities of "Osprey Cove Resort & Country Club". The beautiful "gated community property" is located less than 8 miles (10 minute drive) from our property and include: The River Club; Fine Dining; Golf & Driving Range; Swimming & Pool-side grill; Fitness Center; and HarTru Tennis Courts.
ALSO SEE OUR INDIVIDUAL LISTINGS WITH PRICING INFORMATION FOR THE THREE SEPARATE RENTAL UNITS. DISCOUNTED RATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPS INTERESTED IN RENTING THE ENTIRE PROPERTY AND THREE UNITS.
-THE 'COMMISSARY COTTAGE' THAT IS IDEAL FOR 1-2 PEOPLE AT: vrbo #417094
-THE 'CAPTAINS QUARTERS APARTMENT' IS IDEAL FOR 2 PEOPLE AT: vrbo #580569
Member since: 2008
- 3300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Ocean View:
WE NOW OFFER EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO ALL AMENITIES OF "OSPREY COVE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB. Amenities include: River Club, Fine Dining, Golf and Driving Range, Pool, Fitness Center, and Tennis Courts. ...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Pet Fee $100
- Tax Rate 6%
Government Per Diem Accepted;
Damage protection may be required if traveling with Pets or children;
Pet Fee is $100 per pet
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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The quaint town with our friendly “locals”, is steeped in history and is the second oldest city in America. It is “The Gateway” to Cumberland Island, a “U.S. National Seashore” park notably known as the wedding site of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and for its Wild Horses that roam the Island. Ferries leave/return twice daily from the water front in Saint Marys. The waterways of Saint Marys offer great boating, canoeing, and fishing and we have no traffic lights or traffic jams!
Saint Marys is also centrally located between Savannah, GA (90 miles to our north) and Jacksonville, FL (20 miles south), and the oldest city in the United States, Saint Augustine, FL (81 miles south) as well as all the coastal cities along the Atlantic Coast, from Tybee Island, Sea Island, St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island, GA to our north; to Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Jacksonville Beach, Ormond Beach, and Daytona Beach, FL south. Orlando, FL, home to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studio Theme parks, is also an easy 3 hour drive from Saint Marys!
Saint Marys is host to several festivals and events throughout the year including our Rock Shrimp Festival; Hay Days with Town Scarecrow Stroll and “Ghost Story Tours”; Christmas White Lighting, Merchants Open House and Tour of Homes; Mardi Gras Festival and Ball. St. Marys was a featured town for 'Lovetown USA' series, that was produced and viewed on the 'OWN' (Oprah Winfrey Network) in 2012.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: We are Don Pierce and Linda Harris. We both retired to Saint Marys from Atlanta, GA where Don owned a high-end Antique business (now being run by his son), and Linda retired from a Commercial Real Estate brokerage firm. After seeing the Southern Living Magazine article “There’s Something about Saint Marys”, in 2006, we both came South for a visit, loved what we saw and immediately purchased property for a home. Don built our home here in 2007 and we fell in love with the town and people of Saint Marys and truly consider it “home”! In September, 2011, Don had a rare opportunity to purchase the “Collier-Casey House” which has remained in the “Casey Family” since the late 1800’s, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to own one of a rare few pieces of historic, coastal-front properties in “the village”. He spent several months doing renovations and updates so that the property could be shared with visitors to Saint Marys as a family vacation/family event destination. Having our own home locally allows us to oversee the maintenance and rental of the property and to become acquainted with our guests!
Why the Owner Chose Saint Marys, GA, USA:
Saint Marys is our home and is such a special place, we want to share it with others!
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
Saint Marys offers 'southern hospitality' at its best! The local people are warm, inviting, and friendly and it is not uncommon for locals to include guests in social gatherings. If you visit Saint Marys, you will love it and many decide to make it home. A visiting friend once told us 'I never thought I would want to live any where but Atlanta where my family and children are, but I'm ready to call my boss and tell him I'm not coming back'!
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Collier-Casey House Circa 1874
Welcome to Collier-Casey House - Foyer
Comfortable and Roomy Living Room
View from Living area to Desk/Study area
Views from Living Room to Study
Study/Living Room Fireplace
King Size Bed
Formal Dining Room seats 8
Light and spacey Eat-in Kitchen with scenic views from the breakfast table
Upstairs Shower Bath
Sitting area of Queen Bedroom
Watching Boats arriving on the Saint Marys River from the Wrap Around Porch !
Historic Home, 'Upstairs Captain's Quarters', and 'Commissary Cottage'
Main Entry Hallway
Living Room Fireplace
Views from Study to Living Room
Downstairs Power Room
Downstairs King Bedroom
Bedroom views of Linen Press and Bay Window
Antique Furnishings in Formal dining area
Breakfast table views from 'Picture Window' -WOW!
One of two Upstairs Queen Bedrooms with Fireplace!
Queen Bedroom Fireplace
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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