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Hope Habour SSI - Walk to Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 8 nights


About the property

Cottage - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, (sleeps 7)

Once you turn down this oak-canopied lane, you begin to experience true St. Simons living. Walk in the Cottage and your mood will immediately relax and you'll be on 'Island Time'. Hope Harbour can provide all your needs for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation at the beach. Unpack and GO! Be sure to click on more details and you can reach out to me. The Cottage is located in the much sought-after south end of the Island and is just a 10-min walk from the ocean/beach - you can walk or bike there or choose to do the Village and Pier instead. The Cottage is lovingly decorated with antiques from around the world, has vaulted ceilings, fans in every room and authentic linoleum tiled floors throughout. Relax in the sunroom, read in the screened-in front porch or kick back on the deck. The deck has plenty of seating, tables for dining, and is located in a private fenced backyard. The deck is low to the ground and does have ramps for wheel chair accessibility. Bicycles and beach chairs are available for your use, as well as beach umbrellas and a beach cart. Just bring your beach towel and you're all set. Charcoal and gas grills on the deck. Harmonious.

Hope Harbour Cottage is a single level Cottage and is suitable for an active family, seniors wanting the quiet and ease of a retreat or love birds needing a private hideaway. Fido will love the backyard! You'll love Hope Harbour as much as I do.

More Details

Nancy Berlin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Nancy Berlin

I have been coming to St. Simons for almost 20 years now and knew I would want to one day, retire on the Island. There is a small town feel to SSI that is unsurpassed and after living in the hard-charging corporate world the majority of my life, collecting sea shells on the beach was pretty attractive. I love the history of the Island and the myriad of stories you will hear from the 'old timers'. I love being able to bike just about everywhere and the friendliness of the Island people. SSI felt like home to me and I keep coming back year-after-year.

Nancy Berlin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nancy Berlin chose St Simons Island

I knew that this Cottage would, one day, be my home. The backyard is unsurpassed. The deck is huge and has plenty of room for separate areas. I wanted to share Hope Harbour's serenity with you. When I walked into Abednego Cottage in 2012 (now called Hope Harbour Cottage as of 8/1/13), it 'spoke' to me. I kept the old name of the cottage for my communications tool - ssiabednego at yahoo dot com. I hope you will treat it as you would your own home.

What makes this cottage unique

The backyard and huge deck is, by far, my favourite place. There is absolutely nothing more important than spending a little 'Island Time' on the deck and watching a sunrise or sunset. The beach is only 4 blocks away. You'll love the flow of the Cottage - very easy living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cutest cottage ever! Nicely furnished, comfortable furniture and beds. The walk in closet in master bedroom was wonderful. Loved the sunroom and large back deck with very private yard. Nancy was great to work with throughout the booking process and stay.
Dec 2012
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St Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Written contract rules
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , accessible bars
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large walk-in closet, private bathroom, TV in room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , large closet, TV/VHS/DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2 Bunks, Single trundle pullout, Add'l single mattress
  • 3rd bedroom has bunkbeds, Single trundle pullout, and additional single mattress avail. Sunroom has a convert-a-couch (double bed).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Multiple activities in area- including snorkeling/diving, cycling, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, golf, tennis, windsurfing, racquetball, surfing, hiking, basketball, sailing, jet skiing, hunting, live theatre, antiquing, shelling, theme parks, museums, cinemas sight seeing, wildlife viewing, shopping, horseshoes, horseback riding, boating, etc.


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Hope Habour SSI - Walk to Beach
average rating of 4.875 based on 51 reviews

Quaint and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Hope Harbor, and Nancy was incredible to work with...always responsive and so friendly. The cottage has some wonderful extras, like bikes and beach chairs we could use. Though we didn’t need much, it’s so nice when an owner tries to go the extra mile for her guests. God blessed us with great weather, so we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you for a wonderfully relaxing week at the beach, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house in a convenient location! The owner was very responsive and was so helpful when a family member left a few items in the house (she arranged to ship them). We would love to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Glad to help with the shipping of the items. I want you to be happy with Hope Harbour. Do contact me in the future if you'd like to stay at Hope Harbour again. Thank you again for staying at Hope Harbour. Nancy
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect and cozy . The location is wonderful . Walking distance to beach . You have all everything you need and much more to have a peaceful comfy vacation. Can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Ga

An awesome little hide away

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little (but really pretty big) cottage hidden away in the trees on St Simon Island. The home has all the wonderful thing you like to see in a beach cottage, just helping you to relax. There are bikes, and sand castle tools with a nicely maintained outside deck. And lots of chairs everywhere to just relax under the trees and recharge the mind.

The kitchen is HUGE and well stocked with all the utinsels , pots and pans you would need to make a large meal for folks.

The cottage is nicely divided that it can handle more than a guy and his well mannered Golden Retriever.

Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David and Dexter! Thank you for staying at Hope Harbour. I loved having you see the cottage and I know Dexter loved the beach! Nancy
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Cozy and Inviting

  • 4 of 5

The property was very cute and cottage like. The back yard was very nice with lots of chairs and tables for eating and entertaining. The inside was nice and well furnished. We didn't walk to the beach, we decided to drive but you could walk to the beach if you wanted to. I would definitely recommend staying at this home. It was a delightful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I hope you will consider returning to Hope Harbour again. Nancy
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Pikesville MD.

Great choice

  • 5 of 5

Cozy beach cottage with everything we needed. Really nice beach is a short walk or super quick car trip , just a few blocks down beautiful little streets. Village just down the road, convenience gas station within walking is centrally located to just about anything you might need but is still very quiet and private. Owner made sure we had easy internet connection and provided great tips and suggestions for exploring. Great choice for our stay .

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Hope Harbour. Hope you do again in the future. Nancy
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Car: not necessary

St. Simons Historical Lighthouse tours, Mallory Street (ice cream shops, art galleries, bait shack). Very eclectic funky Village is a favorite. Walk to beach, playground & skateboard park; beautiful community pool and mini golf oceanside; historical churches & award-wining restaurants. Beautiful shops and bargain seekers delight...antiquing that will take your breath away. Check Chamber of Commerce website to see latest events - always something going on on SSI. Excursions: Sapelo Island (experience the old Gullah community of Hog Hammock), Jekll Island's Millionaire's Row, Little St. Simons Nature preserve, Cumberland Island's wild horses...much, much more. Historical Savannah is one hour away - JAX, Fla. one hour other way. So many sites close to SSI - take day trips and come back to Hope Harbour Cottage to relax and savor your adventures.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning-less than 1 wk. $100
Pet Fee $100

Additional $100.00 cleaning fee applied for stays less than one week.
Week long stays in July.
Pet fee per stay will be applied - $100.00. More than one pet, contact owner
July 4th week - one week ONLY - 7 nights.
Contact owner if planning to pay via credit card - additional processing fee will apply.
Full week stays encouraged in June/July.
Monthly Rates for January, February and March only.
Cottage has accessible bathroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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