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Shellman Bluff, Ga: Tidal River/Big Marsh Views, Wireless Inernet, Blu-Ray TV'S

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The views are sublime. But the bird life and salty marsh air make it special.

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage on the River and Marsh - Great Views, Quiet Area, Very Peaceful

River Tide cottage is both waterfront and marshfront. In remote, Shellman Bluff, GA, it's just 12 minutes from I-95 and 20 minutes to the small towns of Richmond Hill and Darien. Best of all, it's just 40 minutes to Savannah or St. Simons Island.

Features: WIRELESS INTERNET and three flat screen TV's with 72 channels. BLU RAY and DVD.

If you're looking for a quiet place to unwind, this is it. Feast your eyes on the miles of tidal marsh and blue water. Take in the salty air and the peace of this unique environment. Watch the herons, egrets, ducks and pelicans feed in the marsh. Relax under our palms, cut our camellias in February, or sample our back yard tangerines and winter kumquats and loquats. Most of all, enjoy our screened porch facing the sunset. Use our backyard dock to swim, kayak and visit. Clean your shrimp, fish and crabs at the dock sink. (We keep nets and traps). Cook them on our outdoor gas grill. While you're here, take the state ferry out to Sapelo Island or visit the exotic bird sanctuary at Harris Neck Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, 10 minutes away. Our high seasons are Summer, Spring, and Fall, but we also have sunny winter months, where the average highs are in the low sixties. This is the Low Country at its best.

Our home is not fancy, but it's more than comfortable, always spotless and you can trust that we've thought of everything. There are ample stocks of glassware, cookware, dishes, pots/pans, towels, sheets and so many small touches. But in the end, visiting here is all about the water, the marsh views, and the dock. The home is on a wide tidal creek just 300' from the White Chimney river that leads to the Intra-Coastal Waterway (ICW) and Sapelo Island. The water is navigable much of, but not all of the day. It comes and goes twice daily with the tides. At high tide, the water is 6 feet deep and feels very protected at this end of the creek. For boaters, there is a deep water public ramp 1/2 mile from the house... you can see it from our dock. Also, we keep four kayaks and several floaties for your use as well. Getting out on the marsh in a kayak or swimming in the fresh salt water is one of the best reasons to visit the area. (Be sure read up on the tides before you go out!)
Things To Do: e-mail us for an activities list. For shoppers, the 'Darien Outlet Mall' is on I-95 just 20 minutes away. Finally, enjoy our 'corn hole' games, croquet, and bocce games. Be sure to use our kayaks on the river.

Amazingly, The New York Times travel editor visited Shellman Bluff in 2006. You can Google 'AMERICAN JOURNEYS; Shifting Sands and a Slow Pace on the Georgia Coast' to see the article.

Come and enjoy!
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Owner

Member since: 2004

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Ideal for kids, but there is an open waterway behind the home. Children must be supervised. Guests sign a waiver advising of this. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We love pets, but please tell us about them. There is a $50 pet fee. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Master: toilet, shower

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  • Bathroom 2 - Hall: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

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  • The baths are not large. They're functional, but could be larger:) The hall bath serves 2 bedrooms and is the larger of the two. It has a tub/shower combo. The master bath has a walk in shower only. Both baths have good water pressure and unrestricted shower heads. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The place to be at the River House is on the screened porch. There is a small dining table (for 4) on the side porch in addition to seating for 6 on the back. Just sit and enjoy the water and bird life. There is always bird activity! Morning coffee on the screened porch - or at the dock house - is my favorite time of the day. But my Mom's favorite time of the day is 'wine time' on the porch at sunset. Take your pick:) We have lots of guests with kids. Kids love the dock and the salt water. Because it's 'tidal', the water is only 6' deep at the dock and it feels very protected at our end of the river. Swim, splash, kayak, use rafts, but enjoy the water! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    75 channels of cable, BLU RAY for Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small one for phones - all styles...moreless

  • Television:

    48 inch flat screen in living room, 42 inch flat screen in master and 2nd bedroom. Small BR has no TV. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Arboretum

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    There are nearby villages at Shellman Bluff and Eulonia, and an outlet mall close by...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a large round table for 6 in the kitchen plus a dining table in the living room for 6...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central - New in 2015...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    New in 2016...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There is a fire pit in the back yard and wood is provided. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Huge open 2 car garage for equipment. Plus there is a carport in front of it. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central - New in 2015...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Ample driveway and street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local and Long Distance, but LD is not free. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New in 2016...moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Spacious and functional. Eat in Kitchen. Fully stocked. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    There are often such things as spices, condiments, coffee filters, etc, on hand. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker in freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    electric with oven...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Wonderful screened porch overlooking river...moreless

  • Golf:

    Sapelo Hammock Golf Club is open to the public. Just 3 miles away, it's very affordable and has a great course. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks in garage - guests are welcome to use, but we do have a waiver we ask guests to sign...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Nice back yard lawn for kids...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on screened porch...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shellman Blf St. Patricks
Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2017
5 night min stay

$800
flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$155 $175
Fri, Sat
$965 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Housekeeping $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 6%

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

  • Hunter's Cafe

    "Great river views, friendly service, and good local seafood. 5 minutes from the house. The f..."

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  • Speed's Kitchen Restaurant

    "BYOB, a local favorite. Expect to wait... so bring an extra bottle of wine. Speeds is 5 minu..."

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  • JT's Pizza and Subs

    "Now called "THE OLD REBEL BAR" It's fun, super close to the house... restaurant and bar... c..."

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  • Piggly Wiggly

    "It's in Eulonia. Good local grocery, just 10 minutes from the house. There is a Dollar Gener..."

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  • Blackbeard's Cove

    "Good local restaurant. Very close to the house. Nice people and the food is great. Bar is fu..."

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  • Pelican Point Seafood

    "This restaurant is in nearby Crescent... 15 minutes from the house. It's really a UNIQUE cra..."

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  • Skipper's Fish Camp

    "Great riverfront seafood in Darien, 20-25 minutes from the house. Good food, very nice atmos..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah, GA (40 miles) or Jacksonville, FL 60 mls
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
'Old Rebel/JT's The Flip Flop Bar" is 5 min's Away
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sapelo Island Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Shellman Bluff - Sapelo Hammock Club - 5 minutes
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1-95, US 17 10 min's.
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Five Nearby Seafood Restaurants in Shellman Bluff
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. Simons, Jekyll, Tybee, or Ferry Sapelo Beach

Car: Necessary

Located in Shellman Bluff, this home is typical of Coastal GA fish camp areas... The lots are about 115' wide on the river.. and like this one, most have docks. The street is not fancy... it has all types of homes. But they all have live oaks draped in Spanish moss, some palms, and more marsh and water than the eye can take in. You can swim, crab or fish off our dock. Park your boat or trailer in our driveway. There are also 4 good nearby fresh seafood restaurants; look for today's catch of fish, blue crabs, shrimp, and oysters. Speaking of seafood restaurants... Drive over to Crescent to try Pelican Point or head up to Midway to try the Sunbury Crab Company and don't miss Skippers in Darien. Google them. Trust me, these are not like your chain restaurants! Also, don't forget to golf in Shellman Bluff... The Sapelo Hammock Country Club is just 5 minutes away and is open to the public and surprisingly affordable.

There are so many nearby things to do. But they all spell 'Food' and 'Nature'. The birdlife is other-worldly. Watch the pelicans dive at the Shellman Bluff pier. Visit the Harris Neck Nat'l Wildlife Refuge to observe the spoonbill cranes and wood storks. But mostly, visiting Shellman Bluff is about the feeling that overtakes you when you're by the marsh. But be sure to get out on the water: use our kayaks or let one of the Shellman Bluff captains take you out on an affordable water tour. Also, explore the nearby barrier islands: Blackbeard, St. Simons, Jekyll, Tybee, Hilton Head, Amelia, or take the ferry to Sapelo or even Cumberland Island. These are some of the last great undisturbed barrier islands on the east coast. And if you're up for it, head down to the great Okefenokee! Here at the house, have fun with our cornhole boards, play croquet on the lawn, or use our kayaks. Just enjoy the outdoors.

Experience the mystery and sacredness of one the last stretches of the East coast that is truly remote. It's like a step back in time.

Cell Service: Verizon works well. ATT service is good also. The house has local phone service, cable TV, and wireless internet.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We live in Atlanta, but always wanted a home in the Low Country. We bought this property for the waterfront lifestyle, the marsh, and to get away from it all. We love that there are only 14,000 people and 2 stop lights in the entire county. That's our kind of place. (GA RE LIC #300532.)

Why the Owner Chose Townsend, GA, USA:
We love the remote location. Looking for sandy roads and no traffic? Looking for a night sky filled with stars? This is it. It's like a step back into the 1950's. And we love the nearby fresh seafood restaurants... Truly, there are 5 of them are within 3 miles and while there is enough nearby shopping to be convenient, you'll never deal with cars, crowds, or traffic. Clydes convenience store (it serves a good breakfast and lunch too!) is just 5 minutes away and The Piggly Wiggly is 10 minutes away. Also, go to Hunters restaurant at Shellman Bluff for great fried shrimp or fresh fish. Or buy fresh seafood at 'DockSide' (literally around the corner) then use our grill and dine on the screened porch for the sunset dinners. Or go over to JT's, AKA, the 'Flip Flop Bar /now called the Old Rebel bar' ... for pizza and live music. Slow local pace, but everything you'll need. Also, be sure to head up to the Sunbury Crab Co for a scenic and fun meal in Midway, GA, just 15 minutes up the highway.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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Photos

  • The views are sublime. But the bird life and salty marsh air make it special.

    The views are sublime. But the bird life and salty marsh air make it special.

  • A tabby home, with a natural front yard, 2 car carport & garage behind carport

    A tabby home, with a natural front yard, 2 car carport & garage behind carport

  • Sunset views from the screened porch and every room in the home.

    Sunset views from the screened porch and every room in the home.

  • The fully stocked eat-in kitchen seats 6. Plus counter seating for the kids

    The fully stocked eat-in kitchen seats 6. Plus counter seating for the kids

  • The marsh is 'golden' in the Winter. Kids swim from the floating dock w/ ladder

    The marsh is 'golden' in the Winter. Kids swim from the floating dock w/ ladder

  • Crabbing on the dock is family fun.

    Crabbing on the dock is family fun.

  • Kayaking is the best way to enjoy the marsh. Use our complimentary kayaks.

    Kayaking is the best way to enjoy the marsh. Use our complimentary kayaks.

  • Savannah: 40 min's north. A treasure trove of history, architecture, & good food

    Savannah: 40 min's north. A treasure trove of history, architecture, & good food

  • This is Shellman Bluff, GA: A tiny village of fish camps & seafood restaurants

    This is Shellman Bluff, GA: A tiny village of fish camps & seafood restaurants

  • Hunters is my fave rest. in Shellman Bluff & the porch has big river views.

    Hunters is my fave rest. in Shellman Bluff & the porch has big river views.

  • Enjoy the dockhouse for sunset drinks or clean today's catch at the dock sink

    Enjoy the dockhouse for sunset drinks or clean today's catch at the dock sink

  • The screened porch has a great view and seats 6 w/ a gas grill and serving table

    The screened porch has a great view and seats 6 w/ a gas grill and serving table

  • Spend sunny afternoons under the live oaks. Watch the birds and the tide come in

    Spend sunny afternoons under the live oaks. Watch the birds and the tide come in

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • The Sun Room has a game table (or dining table) that overlooks the river & porch

    The Sun Room has a game table (or dining table) that overlooks the river & porch

  • 2 car carport + back garage for kayaks, traps, & fishing gear. Ample parking

    2 car carport + back garage for kayaks, traps, & fishing gear. Ample parking

  • Use our 4 complimentary kayaks to explore the marsh, +life-vests and paddles.

    Use our 4 complimentary kayaks to explore the marsh, +life-vests and paddles.

  • Swimming in the backyard River from May to Oct. We keep floaties in the garage!

    Swimming in the backyard River from May to Oct. We keep floaties in the garage!

  • The bird life on the marsh is truly remarkable. You never know what you'll see!

    The bird life on the marsh is truly remarkable. You never know what you'll see!

  • Try the beach at nearby St. Simons Island. Or go to Tybee or Jekyll Island.

    Try the beach at nearby St. Simons Island. Or go to Tybee or Jekyll Island.

  • Shellman Bluff as pictured in 2006 by the New York Times travel section.

    Shellman Bluff as pictured in 2006 by the New York Times travel section.

  • The home is located 1/2 way between Jacksonville & Savannah, near Darien GA

    The home is located 1/2 way between Jacksonville & Savannah, near Darien GA

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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