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Beautiful, Family-Friendly, Vintage East Beach Cottage

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Yes. Please contact owner about Pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    One of the queen beds is a loft bed....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Kid's room...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedrooms sleep 12 in all, but there is also a day bed on the sleeping porch upstairs....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Downstairs...moreless

  • Three full bathrooms with showers and an outdoor shower as well

Other Amenities

  • St. Simons lies in the heart of the Georgia Coast. Not that you will ever run out of things to do on the island, many find it a great home base for exploring Savannah to the north or Jacksonville to the south. National Seashore, Cumberland Island, lies 45 minutes south with it's wild horses roaming the beaches. Jekyll Island, just 15 minutes south, boasts the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park and the Millionaire's Retreat. Let us help you find just the right activities to make your vacation perfect for every member of your family!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    beach paperbacks for everyone!...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    42' in the great room, a 36' in the master bedroom, and a 32 inch in the bunk room upstairs...moreless

  • Toys:

    puzzles...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Children's titles...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Driftwood Cottage is just 6 houses from the beach, a 3 minute walk down a shady tree lined side street....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 inside and 4 more at the patio table on the a- joining porch...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full size dryer located just off the kitchen...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Lovely wood burning fireplace...moreless

  • Garage:

    Lockable two car garage...moreless

  • Parking:

    Driveway and parking for 3+ cars...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bathroom linens provided (please bring your own favorite beach towels)...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    full size washer located just off the kitchen...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything needed for preparing meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen ready for cooking full meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    one full size in the kitchen and another in the garage for drinks and extra storage...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles can be rented from at least 3 places on the island. Ask for information or find fliers and cards in the welcome basket in the cottage. ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Several marinas on the island...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A deck off the bunk room upstairs and two slate patios, one with a gas grill...moreless

  • Golf:

    Golf available on St. Simons, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak companies located at Ocean Motion less than a mile away and at SouthEast Adventure Outfitters in the Pier Village East Beach is a paddle board/kayak hot spot....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Two screen porches, one upstairs off of the bedrooms and one downstairs off of the master...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Fenced yard...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis available on several courts on the island...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Closest pool is the Neptune Pool complex in the Pier Village less than 2 miles away with weekly passes available for purchase from Glynn County Parks Department....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

5
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Week
May 27 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Island Summer
Jun 4 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500
4th of July Week
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,800
flat fee
Island Fall
Sep 9 - Dec 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$360
$2,500
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$3,000
flat fee
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay

$2,000
flat fee
Island Snowbird
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$200
$1,400 $3,500
Island Spring
Apr 1 - May 19, 2018
2 night min stay
$360
$2,500
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$360

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

*No pets from 1 May-30 September

*Rates are subject to change.

*Contact owner for rate for a stay of more that 2 weeks

*Contact the owner to confirm rates.

*50% payment to reserve.

*Balance due 30 days before arrival.

*$50 cancellation fee prior to 30 days out.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Brunswick Golden Isles
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bubba's
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
King & Prince Resort
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Crabdaddy's
220 Metres
Nearest Beach
East Beach

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Saint Simons Island, GA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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Photos

  • Driftwood Cottage

    Driftwood Cottage

  • Dining area off of the kitchen, part of the great room.

    Dining area off of the kitchen, part of the great room.

  • Real fireplace in the living room with 50 inch TV above

    Real fireplace in the living room with 50 inch TV above

  • Vintage themed master bath with walk in shower

    Vintage themed master bath with walk in shower

  • downstairs screen porch and deck above

    downstairs screen porch and deck above

  • second bedroom with set of twin beds, opens to the upstairs screen porch

    second bedroom with set of twin beds, opens to the upstairs screen porch

  • third bedroom with queen bed, opens to the upstairs screen porch

    third bedroom with queen bed, opens to the upstairs screen porch

  • Upstairs screen porch has a day bed, my favorite part of the house!

    Upstairs screen porch has a day bed, my favorite part of the house!

  • 4th bedroom, loft bed and comfortable seating for gaming

    4th bedroom, loft bed and comfortable seating for gaming

  • sundeck off of the 4th bedroom, opens into the upstairs screen porch as well

    sundeck off of the 4th bedroom, opens into the upstairs screen porch as well

  • Gazebo swing

    Gazebo swing

  • Hand worked details courtesy of my Grandma! Thanks, MamaEase!!!

    Hand worked details courtesy of my Grandma! Thanks, MamaEase!!!

  • Kitchen, everything you need to cook full meals, updated appliances.

    Kitchen, everything you need to cook full meals, updated appliances.

  • Living/Dining combo

    Living/Dining combo

  • Master on the main with queen bed

    Master on the main with queen bed

  • Lower screen porch off the Master

    Lower screen porch off the Master

  • Nautical themed stairs

    Nautical themed stairs

  • vintage themed upstairs bathroom with walk in shower

    vintage themed upstairs bathroom with walk in shower

  • Upstairs screen porch that opens to both bedrooms and the deck

    Upstairs screen porch that opens to both bedrooms and the deck

  • fourth bedroom/upstairs 2nd master, queen bed

    fourth bedroom/upstairs 2nd master, queen bed

  • 4th bedroom ensuite with a walk in shower

    4th bedroom ensuite with a walk in shower

  • side garden/front door, entire sides and back yard is fenced

    side garden/front door, entire sides and back yard is fenced

  • Driftwood Cottage- a little piece of Heaven!

    Driftwood Cottage- a little piece of Heaven!

  • Jimmy Buffett- the man, the myth, the legend!

    Jimmy Buffett- the man, the myth, the legend!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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