About the property
- Cottage2800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 8 nights
4 Bedroom, 3 Bath Beach Cottage Located In Historic East Beach
Welcome to the most family friendly rental on East Beach! You will be 6 houses from the surf and one mile to some of the best restaurants on the island. A short bike ride will get you to the Pier or Red-fern Village. Driftwood Cottage provides you with all that you might need for a relaxing stay. A fully equipped kitchen and basic linens mean less packing for you. Our island and the surrounding area are packed with wonderful things to do outside and our peasant year-round weather allows you do to them all. However, when you do come home to Driftwood, you'll find family games and puzzles, cable TV, DVD, and wireless internet access for your enjoyment.
The cottage is decorated with an eye for unique vintage finds. Located half-way down Bruce Lane on quiet East Beach, one of St Simons oldest, most established family friendly neighborhoods, Driftwood Cottage offers the perfect location for a family vacation or a romantic getaway for two. Scroll down this page for more cottage photos!!
We offer Senior and Military discount during our off season. Contact Gena for details. Please check our availability calendar for your dates of interest. (*Please note that home is considered available until 50% deposit is received.)
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Gena Churchwell
Driftwood Cottage is the culmination of a lifelong dream for the Churchwells. A career military family, we have lived and served all over the world for 30 years only to 'come home' to St. Simons. We would like nothing better than to share our little piece of heaven with you. Let us help you plan your next family vacation or couple's get away.
Gena Churchwell purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Gena Churchwell chose St Simons Island
As a military family, we moved about every two years for the past 30. One of the few traditions for our family was an annual summer vacation to the Golden Isles (as long as we were stationed in the US as the time). When retirement loomed, we asked the kids where we should go. They said, 'Let's go home to St. Simons!' It was the one place where our vagabond family could truly call home. We had been here on the island a year when the cottage came on the market and Mark and I jumped at the chance to make this beautiful piece of history our own. After several months of renovations and careful updating, it is ready to share with you!
What makes this Cottage unique
Driftwood is a brick two story 1940's beach cottage located in one of St Simons oldest and most sought after neighborhoods, East Beach. Much of the home's original vintage charm has been kept with important modern conveniences added for your comfort. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath charmer offers 2400 square feet under heat and air as well as 2 screened porches (one off the downstairs master and another off the guest bedrooms upstairs), a large deck off the upstairs master, and two patios. There is covered outdoor space for bikes and beach toys as well as an outside shower and a two car garage.. The kitchen is complete with basic appliances, a microwave, and, a coffee pot. There are also full laundry facilities in the cottage. The great room includes custom floors, a working tabby fireplace, a 42' flatscreen, a DVD player, and comfy inviting furniture. Wireless high speed internet is also included as well as family games and puzzles. Four large bedrooms include walk in closets. The master is tropical themed with a queen bed. Two of the guest bedrooms upstairs open onto the best room in the house, the upstairs screen porch! It offers an iron bed and vintage wicker furniture as well as ocean breezes! One of the upstairs bedrooms has a full bed and is decorated with a vintage feel. The other has two twin beds, perfect for kids. The 4th bedroom upstairs is is a large bunk room with a queen and a loft queen as well as a comfortable pull out sofa and an ensuite.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location. Easy visit.
Great experience! Loved the house. Easy walk to the beach. Owners are very laid back and helpful. Would recommend to friends.
Wonderful home that is less than a 5 minute walk to East Beach. Outstanding management.
This is the perfect place for anyone looking to enjoy a fun, comfortable, and spacious home within a short walking distance from East Beach. Management was professional, prompt, and very accommodating. I am already looking forward to coming back!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We just love St Simons and hope that all of our guests come to feel the same way!
Great place for a large family or group
Nice, large house on East Beach with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Enough room for the whole family to spread out and have some privacy.
Great house full of charm!
beautiful home in great location. Owners were very nice to work with quick to reply on questions and issues.
It's a cute house, much larger than it appears. Everything works but I found it a little dark for my taste. In the summer the porches would be wonderful but right now, just after Hurricane Irma, the yard felt a bit bedraggled and the porches had no furniture. In addition to comfortable porch furniture, the house was missing some basics: a toaster, knives and hangers for the closets.
Thank you for your suggestions. We did add a toaster and a new knife set to the kitchen. I am confused about the porch furniture though. There are three porches and a deck on the house. All four are furnished with chairs, sofas, a hammock, tables, a day bed and lounge chairs. You are right about the area following Hurricane Irma. The folage did take a pretty bad beating. We were just so blessed not to have had any flooding in the house. Things are perking up now. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
House with true coastal charm.
We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful charming home. The owners were so awesome to work with. It's close to everything you might need. We enjoyed the quiet beach and the screen porches are amazing. I hope to visit again soon
The island and surrounding area offers many historical landmarks including Ft Frederica on the north end of the island and Ft King George in Darien near by. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island isn't to be missed. There are miles of bike trails criss crossing St Simons and there is a skate park, ball fields, a community pool, and putt putt course all within an easy bike ride from the house.
Additional information about rental rates
*Pet fee- $150 for first pet, $25 for each additional pet *Rates are subject to change. *Contact the owner to confirm rates. *50% payment to reserve. *Balance due 30 days before arrival. *$50 cancellation fee prior to 30 days out.