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Pet Friendly, South End Island Cottage, Short Walk to Village and Beach

(55 Reviews)

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4), 2 Baths, front porch, screened porch, back deck.

If you have any questions please call Art or Linda at 607-427-7855.

Pet Friendly! Located on one of the more tree-canopied streets on the island, our home will provide you with the perfect vacation getaway you have been looking for. The live oaks that cover this area give you the feeling like you are in your own world. Once you park your car under the carport in the back, you may not need to use it again during your stay.

We are in a convenient location at the south end of the island, just about a 10-minute (0.4 mile) walk to the beach and 15-minute (0.7 mile) walk to the village. We are also centrally located to many great restaurants and fun activities for the whole family to discover. Cummings Lane is a very cozy, quiet, and peaceful location. It is only one block long with more people walking than driving. The trees and landscaping provide a sense of privacy and seclusion from neighbors. It is truly our favorite street on the island.

The open style floor plan and outdoor porches provide for very comfortable living. The bedrooms each have their own bathroom and can be considered to be their own suite. Amenities include cable TV, wireless internet access, a large hot/cold outdoor shower, large back deck, fully-equipped kitchen, and more.

As new owners in 2013, we made many improvements to the property while we were snowbirding during the winter/early spring. We removed the carpet and put down wood flooring. We installed a new dishwasher and water heater and replaced all shower heads and faucets. There is a new blue ray player and flat screen TV in the living room and a DVD player and flat screen TV in the master bedroom. There is also a flat screen TV in the 2nd bedroom. Outside in the front we built a paver path and put in many new plants in the front yard.

Our 2014 improvements included a large deck out back and an outdoor hot water shower, new deck furniture, and landscaping in the backyard (including a Meyers lemon tree and grapefruit tree). We made another big improvement at the request of several of our guests last year. We added fencing and gates to completely enclose the backyard so pets can roam freely.

This past winter/early spring 2015 on St. Simons Island was great! We had plenty of time to relax, but we also made more enhancements to make the cottage even better. We replaced the living room furniture with a new sofa and loveseat and coffee tables, painted both bathrooms and the kitchen, added a new ceiling fan in the living room, bought a new TV for the 2nd bedroom, built a new paver path out the back door, and replaced the roof. We also built a raised bed in the back that serves as our vegetable garden in the winter and flowers for you in the warmer months. We hope you enjoy all we have done.

The cottage has all that you will need for a great vacation getaway and so we provide all the basic essentials we could think of. In addition to typical items like toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, and tissues we also provide plastic wrap and bags, laundry supplies, hand soap, dishwasher soap, coffee filters, spices, and beach towels and cart. There is even a small cooler with those blue ice things in the freezer ready for you first day on the beach. Our overall philosophy is to have you arrive at a home that has what you need without having to immediately run out to Winn-Dixie. Yes, you will need to get food, but at least that can wait until you have had a good night’s sleep and your morning coffee…you will even find a packet of coffee for your first morning in the cottage. We really have everything you need!

We have had the best guests and are excited about continuing to share our home as a vacation rental that is both warm and inviting. We will make every effort to provide you with a comfortable home away from home, great service when needed, and an overall ideal vacation experience.

If you have more than 4-6 people, we are happy to work with our next door neighbor (vrbo 96191) to try to accommodate a larger group.

Keywords: village, beach
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    There is a fold-away portable crib and highchair available for your use. The village has a great pool/playground area and library with a view of the pier and the large shipping boats kids love to see....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking permitted OUTSIDE only....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome. The backyard is enclosed. There is even a washable dog bed and feeding dish available. However, we are sorry to note that due to insurance restrictions there are certain breeds we cannot allow such as Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chows, German Shepherds, or Presa Canarios....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Beautiful queen sleigh bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Wrought iron queen bed....moreless

  • Small portable crib and highchair available.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    separate sink/vanity area...moreless

  • Second Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Beach/village, brand new skate park, Neptune Park Fun Zone with swimming pools and miniature golf, Glynn Art Center, fishing pier, tennis courts, many local and well-known golf courses, parks, bicycle and kayak rentals, and great restaurants/shops all within walking distance. Nearby Jekyll Island has great beaches and a wonderful facility for the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. The museum and sea turtle hospital are open year round....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Smart blue ray player; U-verse receiver is also a DVR....moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    ATT U-verse U300; 360 channels including STARZ, ENCORE, SHOWTIME, the Movie Channel, and FLIX....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) LCD flat screen TV and Blue Ray player in living room, LCD flat screen TV and DVD player in master bedroom, and LCD TV in 2nd bedroom. All have individual receivers for U-verse....moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Comfortable inside dining plus outside dining in the screened porch and on the new back deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Fabric softener dryer sheets provided....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (3) Incoming and local call only....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plus bath towels and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry soap provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee filters provided plus a starter packet of coffee for your first morning pot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Mixing bowls, cake pans, pie pans, casserole dishes, and everything you need to create wonderful meals and deserts....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Two full sets of dishes. Knife set....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher soap provided....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Small blue ice things for cooler provided...cooler is also here. ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Plus mini-food processor, blender, hand mixer, slow cooker, baking supplies....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Large full closet pantry including storage containers, plastic wrap, plastic storage bags, and spices. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered front porch, screened porch on side, open deck in rear....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa



Write a review 5
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 25 - May 12, 2017
3 night min stay
May 13 - Aug 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 3, 2017
6 night min stay
Sep 4 - Oct 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 28 - Feb 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$780 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%


Exceptions to minimum stay requirement may be made to fill calendar openings.

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Pet fee is per week; pet fee discounted for stays over 2 weeks.

Tax rate includes 6% sales tax plus 5% lodging tax.

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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To get to the beach --

Only a 10-minute walk --

Through quaint, quiet streets --

A great time to talk --

And then to the village --

Walk up the beach at low tide --

From Art and Linda's place --

15 minutes is the guide --


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are retired teachers, but still work part time. We found out about St. Simons Island by chance and fell in love with the village, beach, and people. Being originally from a rural area, we that found St. Simons gives us the same comfortable feeling of home that we hope you get the chance to experience too. We have a rescued dog who is a certified therapy dog. Buddy loves to go to schools where the children read to him. This is a very pet-friendly island. The beach is a great place for dogs and you can also bring your dog to dine with you at any restaurant with outside seating. It is in this light that we have made our home pet friendly too. We have now happily owned the cottage for over two years and have had the most wonderful guests visit. We wanted to make our cottage a warm and inviting, well-equipped rental home and have been told by many that we did just that. And we have plans to make it even better each year. During your stay, please feel free to contact us any time you feel the need. We're happy to share our home and are sure you'll love St Simons Island, Cummings Lane, and our cottage for your vacation.........Art and Linda

Why the Owner Chose Saint Simons Island, GA, USA:
We have been vacationing on St. Simons Island many years, including spending two winters as renters before purchasing this cottage. We feel so lucky to have found this home on one of the most beautiful streets on St. Simons Island. We have stayed in the cottage every winter since 2013 and are looking forward to many more winters here. We know you will love it as much as we do.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Since we spend our winters here every year and know the home so well, we can offer you a cottage in excellent condition. Considering the yearly enhancements and continued routine maintenance, we know our cottage will provide you with a vacation that is as free from problems as possible. This is one of the many things that makes our cottage stand out among the rest. We are here every year to take care of it all. Another benefit of renting from owners who consider the cottage as home for four or five months every year is that you are sure to have all the comforts you would need. The kitchen is fully stocked with quality appliances, dishes, pots and pans, spices, and many other items you would need for those who enjoy eating in. The master bedroom has its own bathroom, but if you check out the floor plan (last item in the group of photos) you can see that the second bedroom can be considered to have its own private bathroom as well. That bathroom, just off the dining area, is within the alcove entrance to the second bedroom. The outer door of the alcove can be closed off at night creating another private bedroom/bathroom master suite. This makes the home ideal for one or two couples or for families with children. There is a dining area that seats four plus, another dining area in the screened porch, and a patio dining set for four on the back deck.The living room has two comfortable couches, a flat screen TV, games and books. The front porch is my favorite spot with a great porch railing at the perfect height for putting your feet up while sipping a glass of wine. Enjoy!

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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  • Art & Linda's Island Cottage

    Art & Linda's Island Cottage

  • Comfy seating on the front porch.

    Comfy seating on the front porch.

  • Screen porch on right side of the cottage.

    Screen porch on right side of the cottage.

  • Awesome outdoor shower with hot/cold water...great water pressure!!

    Awesome outdoor shower with hot/cold water...great water pressure!!

  • Living Room with vaulted ceiling.

    Living Room with vaulted ceiling.

  • Relaxed dining.  The bottle of wine is on us.

    Relaxed dining. The bottle of wine is on us.

  • Music, TV, movies...whatever you want.

    Music, TV, movies...whatever you want.

  • Vanity for master bath and separate toilet/shower room with walk-in closet.

    Vanity for master bath and separate toilet/shower room with walk-in closet.

  • Second full bath.

    Second full bath.

  • well-equipped kitchen.

    well-equipped kitchen.

  • Quiet setting of Cummings Lane.

    Quiet setting of Cummings Lane.

  • Floor Plan.

    Floor Plan.

  • Our new plantings in the front yard have grown fast.

    Our new plantings in the front yard have grown fast.

  • View (towards road) from front porch.

    View (towards road) from front porch.

  • Large private deck out back...note the outdoor shower (hot/cold water).

    Large private deck out back...note the outdoor shower (hot/cold water).

  • Warm evenings dining on the deck.

    Warm evenings dining on the deck.

  • Spacious, open floor plan.

    Spacious, open floor plan.

  • Relax.....or have meals on the screened porch

    Relax.....or have meals on the screened porch

  • Large master bedroom with queen size bed.

    Large master bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Second bedroom with queen size bed.

    Second bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Efficient and...

    Efficient and...

  • Our cottage is definitely pet friendly.  Buddy's bed will be here for your pet.

    Our cottage is definitely pet friendly. Buddy's bed will be here for your pet.

  • Sunset from the pier in the Village.

    Sunset from the pier in the Village.

  • Buddy says hi and the back yard is completely fenced in for my 4-legged friends.

    Buddy says hi and the back yard is completely fenced in for my 4-legged friends.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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