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Perfect Coastal Cottage - 'Collier-Casey Estate'

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'Commissary Cottage' - Beautiful landscaping!


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

'Efficiency Style' Coastal Cottage - Sleeps 2


This is the perfect vacation cottage for a couple or single person who is looking to stay in 'Down Town Saint Marys Village' and be located directly on the beautiful marsh with views of the Saint Marys River! A brief walk one block to the river front parks and city- center of Saint Marys Village.

Experience a piece of the history of Saint Marys in this adorable 'Commissary Cottage'. The Cottage is part of the 'Historic Collier-Casey House Estate', circa 1874, and the building was the original 'Commissary' for the 'SM&K' (Saint Marys/Kingsland Railroad), dating back to 1865.

The Cottage was completely renovated and decorated in 2011 and is the newest rental property in Saint Marys. The cottage is a one-bedroom 'efficiency style' set-up with sleeping, living area, and complete 'full size' kitchen and separate full bath.

Amenities include central HVAC, 42' flat screen TV, private deck, washer and dryer, WiFi, refrigerator, 4-burner stove, microwave, complete kitchen cooking and serving utensils, all linens, and hair dryer.

Sit on the private deck among beautiful flowers and landscape and watch the sun rise over the marsh and Inter-coastal Waterway, with views of Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach and the pass to the Atlantic! Also a perfect location for Bird Watching!!!

It is a perfect location for a couple and offers plenty of room for a week or longer stay! Combined with the other two rentals, it is also a perfect situation for an event of large family reunion to sleep up to 14 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.

This property is a 5 minute of less walk to town center (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!

We are the only Vacation Rental property in St. Marys offering exclusive access to all amenities 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.

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; Exclusive Resort & Country Club Amenities;


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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Events Allowed
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Upon approval and with $100 non-refundable pet fee, per pet....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Limited Accessibility

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1


  • Other (See Description): 1 queen

    Air Mattress Available on request...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1); air mattress available upon request

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Unobscured Marsh Front; Views of Saint Marys River; distant Islands; and pass to Atlantic...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat Screen 42'...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Two short blocks to City Center and all downtown shops, restaurants, museums, visitor center, Ferry service and Waterfront. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Distant views to the pass between Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach and the pass to the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Resort:

    WE NOW OFFER EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO "OSPREY COVE RESORT & COUNTRY CLUB". Amenities include: River Club, Fine Dining, Golf & Driving Range, Pool, Fitness Center, and Tennis Courts....moreless

  • Village:

    Saint Marys in-town village and water front is within two short blocks of the property...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct view of Saint Marys River and Marsh, with distant views to the Intra-coastal Waterway and Cumberland Island, Fernandina Beach and pass to the Atlantic Ocean....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property is situated directly on the Marsh....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and Dryer provided in adjacent garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    contains bicycles; laundry and cleaning equipment...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central HVAC...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bed linens, bath and kitchen towels provided. Bed pillows provided but you may wish to bring your personal pillow....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    On premises...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer provided in adjacent garage...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    All cooking and serving utensils provided including toaster, mixer, and coffee maker...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Inlcudes everything you need to prepare food and serve up to 4 people...moreless

  • Microwave:


  • Pantry Items:

    Initial supply of paper towels, toilet tissue, coffee maker filters, and hand, dishwashing, and body soaps....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Standard 4 burner stove with oven...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    available - first come/first served...moreless

  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck with seating for groups of 6 or more...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several courses within 5 miles of property...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    In-town Kayak and Canoe rentals...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden:

    1.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas and Charcoal grills available...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2018 Season
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,200 $3,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$700 $1,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning Fee $60
  • Tax Rate 6%


Government Per Diem Accepted;

Damage protection may be required if traveling with Pets or Young children;

Pets may be allowed upon approval; Pet Fee is $100 per pet

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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35 Miles
Nearest Airport
JAX International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Local Bars and Restaurants
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cumberland Island Ferry Service
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Osprey Cove Resort & Country Club
38 Miles
Nearest Train
Jacksonville, FL
0.01 Miles
Nearest Motorway
GA Highway 40
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Local Restuarants
32 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fernandina Beach, FL

Car: Recommended

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 US National Seashore park notably known as the wedding site of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s wedding location, 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 centrally located between Savannah, GA (90 Miles to our North) and Jacksonville, FL (20 miles south), and the oldest city in the US, Saint Augustine, FL (81 miles south) as well as all the coastal cities along the I-95 corridor 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, and was a featured city in 'Lovetown USA' series, aired on OWN - Oprah Winfrey Network.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are Don Pierce and Linda Harris. We both retired to Saint Marys from Atlanta, GA where Don owns 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 our home. Our home was built in 2007 and the rest is 'history' -- we feel in love with the town and people and it now 'feels like home'. Having our own home locally allows us to oversee the maintenance and rental of the property and to get to become personally acquainted with our guests!

Why the Owner Chose Saint Marys, GA, USA:
Saint Mary is our home and is such a special place, we love being able to share it with others and to provide visitors an opportunity to experience the Village and River front of Saint Marys!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Saint Marys offers 'southern hospitality' at its best! 'The locals' are warm, inviting, and friendly and it is not uncommon for us to include guests in social gatherings. If you visit Saint Marys, you will also fall in love with it and that is exactly how many of our locals decided to make Saint Marys their home. A visiting friend told us 'I never thought I would want to leave Atlanta and my family and children, but I'm ready to call my boss and tell him I'm not coming back'!

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • 'Commissary Cottage' - Beautiful landscaping!

    'Commissary Cottage' - Beautiful landscaping!

  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Entry


  • Full of Sun light and Beautiful Views!

    Full of Sun light and Beautiful Views!

  • Full-size sofa and breakfast area

    Full-size sofa and breakfast area

  • Breakfast Bar and Quaint Kitchen

    Breakfast Bar and Quaint Kitchen

  • Comfy and Pretty Queen Bed

    Comfy and Pretty Queen Bed

  • Step-in Shower

    Step-in Shower

  • Direct Marsh views out your window!

    Direct Marsh views out your window!

  • Casey House, Captains Quarters, and Commissary Cottage  'On the Marsh'!

    Casey House, Captains Quarters, and Commissary Cottage 'On the Marsh'!

  • Views of the Marsh, Inter-Coastal Waterway and Distant Islands

    Views of the Marsh, Inter-Coastal Waterway and Distant Islands

  • Street view of 'Main House', property, and Marsh.  Very Special!!!

    Street view of 'Main House', property, and Marsh. Very Special!!!

  • Whimsical and Historic 'Commissary Cottage' with private sitting deck

    Whimsical and Historic 'Commissary Cottage' with private sitting deck

  • Beautiful Flowers and Landscape Everywhere

    Beautiful Flowers and Landscape Everywhere

  • Cottage Entry

    Cottage Entry

  • Views from the Entrance!

    Views from the Entrance!

  • Sitting/TV area

    Sitting/TV area

  • Complete Kitchen

    Complete Kitchen

  • Cute Private Bath

    Cute Private Bath

  • Window views of Deck and Marsh

    Window views of Deck and Marsh

  • Views from your Deck!

    Views from your Deck!

  • Saint Marys River - Street view from property

    Saint Marys River - Street view from property

  • Historic Collier-Casey House - Circa 1874

    Historic Collier-Casey House - Circa 1874

VRBO #417094

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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