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Recently Built Cottage Has It All! Walk To Village & Pier; Bike To Beach

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,560 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 10 In Highly Sought After Sub-division

Perfect location on St. Simons Island for your family to experience all that the island has to offer. With 5 bedrooms & 3.5 baths, there is plenty of room to spread out. The master bedroom & bath, plus 2 living areas, dining area, fully stocked kitchen, full-sized laundry, powder room, quiet back deck & large front porch with rockers & porch swing are all on the 1st floor, and the remaining 4 bedrooms/2 baths are upstairs. Stroll to the Village for dinner at numerous restaurant favorites or grill at home on the charcoal grill, then walk to the village for after-dinner drinks or ice cream & a trip with the children to the fabulous playground! Be sure to notice the famous carved tree spirits on many of the oaks in this neighborhood! Beach access is a short bike or car ride away, & 6 beach chairs & towels are provided. After a fun day spent golfing, sight-seeing, shopping or at the beach, come home to a restful time in the swing on your front porch. The living room is equipped with a 42' HDTV over the mantle, & there are dvd players in the master & children's bedrooms, as well as 3 additional HDTV in both king bedrooms, & the twin room. The dining table seats 8 - 10 with additional seating for 4 at the sun room table. The kitchen has all the amenities of home, including new stainless appliances, a gas stove, ice maker/water in the door of the refrigerator, coffeemaker, blender & all the pots, pans, & dishes needed to prepare dishes for a crowd.

Property Manager
Bonnie Carpenter
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Bonnie Carpenter

Ed is a gastroenterologist in Waco, TX, and I am a nurse & homemaker. Having grown up in GA, I've been coming to St. Simons Island since the 1960's,watching it slowly develop while keeping its quaint charm. Our 3 children grew up vacationing here, & our oldest son was even married on the island in 2009. We hope to build many more family memories in the future on St. Simons Island!

Bonnie Carpenter purchased this house in 2013

Why Bonnie Carpenter chose King City

This home will be our personal vacation home. Purchased in Jan. 2013, we are the 1st owners of this charming cottage in an extremely popular new sub-division 'Village Oaks'. We fell in love with this neighborhood's hugh oaks, & proximity to everything we love. We also wanted to have enough bedrooms for all of our family to be comfortable. Having spent the last few months furnishing it, we are now ready to offer Doc's Inn to you for your family vacation.

What makes this house unique

Doc's Inn has the feel of an old seaside cottage while having the most up-to-date amenities. It's close proximity to the village & pier make it extremely convenient to relax & enjoy this island.


King City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath off the double bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , downstairs powder room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jack & jill bath upstairs with walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
  • The master bathroom features double vanities, & a walk-in shower with built-in seat. It also has a handheld shower wand. The toilet & closet are off the shower area. New towels are provided, as are hairdryers in each bathroom for your convenience.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , The upstairs Queen bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , The upstairs double bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Children's room upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , The upstairs King bedroom
  • The master bedroom is on the 1st floor, & like all the beds has a new mattress, pillows & bedding. It also has a 32' flat screen TV with DVD player. The closet is huge! The upstairs king room also has a 32' flat screen TV. The queen room has a glider rocker perfect for reading or rocking a child. The twin room is cozy with platform beds, a 26' flat screen TV + DVD player, as well as lots of room to play! All bedrooms have a chest, bedside tables & lighting, & a chair. All linens are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Recently Built Cottage Has It All! Walk To Village & Pier; Bike To Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Doc's Inn is amazing! Location is perfect and it's furnished beautifully! The front porch is great for enjoying a breeze and having a late

afternoon cocktail. Our large family had a wonderful time at Doc's Inn and we highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that your family enjoyed your stay at Doc's Inn, & hope you can come back soon!
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Loved it so much, we came back!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family voted last year to return to SSI and stay in Doc's Inn. We loved everything about the house. Beds were so comfortable that we all got a good night's rest each and every night. The house was clean, very nicely furnished, and well stocked. We love the location. The neighborhood is close to the pier and village, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the village. The girls enjoyed riding bikes around the neighborhood. The owners provide some beach towels and beach chairs for their guests - an added bonus. Doc's Inn is a lovely house and very comfortable. I recommend this property whole heartedly.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay, we are thrilled that your extended family again enjoyed their vacation at Doc's Inn. We love repeat guests!! Thank you for your kind words, & we hope to see you back again soon!
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Great girlfriends' getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Doc's Inn provided a wonderful girlfriends' getaway -- great house, great neighborhood, great location! Everything about the house was as described. The house was immaculate, the furnishings were very comfortable, linens/towels were plentiful and providing beach chairs is a very nice perk. From front porch sitting to finding the spirit trees in the neighborhood to walking to the village and pier, there wasn't anything more we could have wanted. The owner and rental company were wonderful to work with. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, we are thrilled that your girl's weekend at Doc's Inn was such a success! Please come back again soon!
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Simpsonville, SC, USA

Wonderful Doc's Inn

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this lovely property. The owner and rental company were professional and ensured that we had everything we needed during our stay. Doc's Inn is a beautiful home located within the Village Oaks community, easy walking distance to dining and shopping. The decor makes you feel like it's your home away from home. During our stay, we experienced an unforeseen circumstance, but Bonnie and the rental company handled it immediately and professionally. Five stars! We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks; we are so glad that you enjoyed our St. Simons home! It's location is perfect for walking to The Village for eating, shopping or just watching the fishermen on The Pier. We're especially glad that we were able to resolve the problem quickly to your satisfaction, & hope to see you back at Doc's Inn soon!
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I am typing this on our last night of staying at Doc's Inn. Everything about our stay was perfect. There was plenty of room for our kids and grandchildren. The furnishings were beautiful, yet comfortable. Everything was exceptionally clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with supplies. Towels were plentiful. Beds were all cozy. We enjoyed strolls and bike rides to the Village.

We enjoyed crabbing off of the pier. We used mullet for bait and hauled in lots of hermit and blue crabs! We loved our shark fishing trip with Billy Bee's Family Charters - a highlight for our little ones.

We have already booked our vacation for June 2016 right back here! Thanks for making such a wonderful home for a vacation retreat.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay, thank you so much for the great review of your stay at Doc's Inn! We agree that it is the perfect place for a multi-generational vacation, & I'm so glad that you enjoyed the closeness to The Village, as well as a side trip for shark fishing. We're looking forward to having you as guests again next summer!
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Lovely home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family gathered for a week in this lovely home. We enjoyed many walks with children and babies in strollers to the delightful village just a short walk through beautiful tree-lined streets. The ladies and girls loved our afternoon tea at the hotel on Jekyll Island. There were trips to the pools and playground as well as the lighthouse and Christ church. Our family agreed this was one of our best vacations ever and the home was even more beautiful than we expected.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, thank you for your kind words about your stay at Docs Inn. We are so glad that your family took advantage of many of the wonderful island activities! St. Simons has so much to offer all ages for a family vacation, & we're happy that Docs Inn was a comfortable "home away from home". Please come back & be our guests again soon!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville, FL or Savannah, GA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sea Palms - public
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
numerous ones in the village - 2 blocks
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
5 blocks
Car: not necessary

The St. Simons lighthouse & museum, built in 1872, is a short bike ride away. Try climbing it's 129 steps to the top for a sweeping view of Jekyll Island & the other surrounding islands. The 18th century Fort Frederica National Monument is another popular tourist site. Be sure to drive to the north end of the island to visit historic Christ Church, established in 1884, & still an active Episcopal church today.




Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping 2 nite stay $225
Tax Rate 11.0%

This home is conditionally available for GA/FLA weekend rentals
We are sorry, but small dogs will only be considered, & only for long-term rentals.

$50 booking fee with Real Escapes Properties; no deposit required

Cancellation Policy:
30 days or more prior to check-in - no penalty
under 30 days prior to check-in - a 25% of that base rental charge will be assessed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.