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Affordable Tranquil Coastal Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Affordable 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Large Front Porch & Back Deck

Affordable 4 bedroom coastal cottage retreat. Completely redone - 3 brand new bathrooms, beautiful new kitchen complete with all the modern amenities. Large private deck with grill and outdoor seating. Bedrooms offer: 2 kings, 1 queen, and one with a twin bed and office setting; additional sleeping for two with queen sofa sleeper & twin fold out bed. Beautiful front porch, large yard, quiet setting just 1 mile to boat dock and river. Perfect for families needing an affordable summer getaway, or snowbirds needing a southern retreat in the winter months.

Island, country setting - great area for bike riding, exploring, boating, fishing, cruising around on a golf cart (included).

The entire home is beautifully decorated with a coastal theme:

Kitchen features a large copper farmhouse sink, gorgeous custom made concrete counter tops, large microwave, glass top stove, quality pots and pans, dishes included. Custom made / designed bar counter top 3 stools for additional seating. Full size refrigerator plus additional drink fridge; pantry for storage. Kitchen and dining room have open design for plenty of space and open up onto the large back deck. Deck offers covered table and chairs and gas grill. Lounge chair for sunning or just relaxing.

Large living room complete with 50' LCD flat screen, Direct TV with over 200 channels. Couch (queen sofa sleeper), love seat and occasional chair for extra seating. Beautiful antique chess set in living room. We also offer board games, books, and a huge DVD collection.

Master Bedroom with King Pillow top Simmons mattress offers a bathroom complete with walk-in tiled shower and double sinks. Bedroom offers 32' LCD flat screen TV, walk-in closet. Gorgeous linens and towels!

2nd floor large Bedroom offers a king with 32' LCD flat screen TV, private bathroom with walk-in tiled shower.

Two additional first floor bedrooms: 1 with queen pillow top and 32' LCD flat screen TV, and one with twin daybed, fold out twin bed and office space.

Guest bath offers shower and bathtub and tiled floor.

Carpet throughout living room and bedrooms. Windows have 2' blinds for privacy and temperature control. Central heating and air.

Tranquil and relaxing front covered porch with a custom made 6' porch swing perfect for reading or napping. Enjoy the natural view and possible horse sighting from the neighbors across the street.

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Shirley Rayhon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Shirley Rayhon

My husband and I fell in love with this property at first site! I have always wanted to try my hands at renovating so we took the plunge! Its been a learning experience to say the least, but we have had so much fun re-inventing this house into a coastal cottage retreat. Having been in the hospitality industry for 30 years - I live and breath it so turning our investment into a vacation rental was the perfect plan. For us it has certainly been an adventure, but one we are so excited to share as we believe this cottage will be the perfect getaway for so many people. We live just 2 miles down the road and will be very hands on - from greeting you at check in to ensuring your stay is all you expect it to be. Our goal is to offer an affordable relaxing retreat with all the amenities of home (and more) that is the perfect setting to enjoy all that coastal Georgia has to offer!

We hope you enjoy!

Shirley Rayhon purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Shirley Rayhon chose Coastal

This cottage was love at first site - as I could see beyond all the work that lay in store for us. We completely redid the kitchen - took out the dining room wall to open up the area, completely redid all 3 bathrooms, bedrooms and living room. New floors, added a huge back deck and French doors. I could envision hours of relaxing on a custom made porch swing on the front porch, the kids playing in the large yard, swinging on the tree swing and sitting around a beach themed burn pit!

What makes this cottage unique

Quite coastal setting, far enough from the city but close enough to enjoy the area. Enjoy the stars, the birds, the occasional deer wandering into the yard. Beautiful humming birds sipping nectar. Private and large enough for a family reunion, two families, girls getaway, golf groups, fishing buddies, or snowbirds coming south for the winter!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Affordable Tranquil Coastal Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful Holiday!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent Christmas 2016 in AW and Shirley's awesome coastal cottage. We were able to relax, spend family time, playing board games and cards together. The house was comfortable, decorated for the holidays, and large enough for the whole family (6 adults and 1 child) including our two dogs! We visited St Simons Island and Jekyll Island and our son especially enjoyed the turtle cancer! Shirley and AW were perfect hosts...excellent resource whenever we needed information about the area and attentive to any needs we had at the cottage, so welcoming and helpful!! I think our family has found a new holiday tradition to continue for years to come!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday and so glad that are our cottage could be a part of that. With family spread all over the country it is hard to get quality time together and we are thankful you found our cottage that was a great meeting point for you all to reconnect. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and thank you again! Shirley & AW
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Perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This home is the most relaxing vacation spot I've ever stayed in! We were welcomed with a great tour of the house (thanks, AW!) and a gift basket prepared by Shirley. The house was spotless and comfortable with beautiful decor that reflected it's surroundings. Our children had the best time by the fire pit, on the tree swing and rope and playing on the basketball court. We visited St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island during our stay, as well as a trip to Jacksonville Zoo in Florida. My husband and his father enjoyed driving the golf cart down to the dock to fish during the evenings. To say that we had a memorable and relaxing vacation with our family would be an understatement! Thank you for allowing us to visit your home! We'd love to visit again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jordan, Thank you so much for the awesome review and we are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful time. We hear time and time again from our guests that our cottage turns out to be the perfect place for families and friends to gather, reconnect and enjoy each other. We are blessed to be able to offer our home to others to make lasting memories! Thank you so much and we would love to have you guys back anytime! Shirley & AW
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  • 5 of 5

We were met by Shirley and AW, who welcomed us with a great basket of goodies, including a bone for our dog Kheta. We can't say enough about the house. It was spotless with two huge master bedrooms with bath and two other bedrooms. Each room was unique with creative decorations.We enjoyed sitting on both porches, especially in the swing on the front porch. We went to Jekyll Island twice and St Simons Island, walked Kheta, our Siberian Husky around the area. She was a big hit in Georgia!! Our friends joined us and we had a wonderful, relaxing time for 10 days. We definitely plan on going back next year!!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike & Florence, Thank you both so much for the amazing review. We loved meeting you guys & Kheta too:) So glad our cottage worked well for you guys as a home base so you could explore our beautiful coastal area. We have tried to make our cottage a home away from home for all of our guests and we love hearing comments such as yours about how comfortable and relaxing it was. We would love to have you guys back anytime so please keep in touch! Shirley & AW
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  • 5 of 5

Where do I begin?? Shirley & AW invited us into their vacation home with open arms. What a beautiful home, from the decor to the hominess to the wonderful front porch, it was all AMAZING! We stayed 9 days/8 nights & made tons of memories. My 3 year old loved the golf cart. Every evening it was "Mommy you wanna go ride the goff cart. Mommy we can go to the playground." We cooked quite a few meals & ate together as a family. We did take a trip to Savannah to take my 82 year old papaw to Paula Deen's Lady & Sons restaurant, which was delicious. I mostly enjoyed sitting on the porch in the morning with my papaw drinking coffee & talking & listening to his old stories. I wish we could've hung out by the fire & made s'mores but there's always another time.

Even though the weather wasn't the greatest, it rained most of the time & we had to spray ourselves with mosquito spray to avoid being eaten alive, we made the most of our time at this "Little Piece of Heaven" & hopefully we will be back soon. Thanks to Shirley & AW for a warm welcome & for checking on us by text during our visit. This will be marked down as a memory making location & hopefully we'll see you guys again soon.

P.S. I found Waldo!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy & family - thank you so much for such a great review. We get so emotional hearing how our little cottage can make it possible for families & friends to get together and reconnect & make wonderful memories! We are blessed that we can be a part of that. Thank you for sharing and we are so happy that you all had a great time and we would love to have you back! Shirley & AW
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Lovely Memorable Family Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family of 5, (well 6 if you count our Yorkie, Quincy). The listing and photos are totally accurate, in fact better in real life. We enjoyed our stay in this clean, inviting and roomy home, which is very central to all the major things to do, in fact one day we even did the 3hr trip to Charleston. The owners Shirley & AW were so friendly and explained all, including the gas BBQ, as well as, other home items clearly. We would recommend this property highly if you are looking for a central home base close to historical sites, beaches, Jekyll Island we loved and freeway access. The kids really enjoyed the golf cart and like other reviews it was an extra fun thing to do in the evenings. We would recommend Fox's Pizza Den and The Southern Table and Bar, both downtown Brunswick.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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simply amazing Brunswick cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this Brunswick cottage on Blythe Island was amazing. The pictures do justice to this completely renovated home. The home is on a quite section of road with almost no traffic. We’ve stayed in many VRBO properties around the SE but this one truly is special by making you feel right at home. Along with all the personal touches created by Shirley & AW. The great beds and baths, along with the fully stocked kitchen. We spent many hours each morning and evening on the front porch and had a couple of dinners cooked on the grill on the rear deck. The 4 bedroom layout gives you lots of space for everyone. My 13 year old grand-son selected the upstairs master bedroom with its own private bath and he was in heaven. We also enjoyed a night around the fire pit laughing and making smores with our daughter and grand-son. We really enjoyed the use of the golf cart. Apparently on Blythe Island no one drives their car after 6pm. Everyone is out in the evening taking a ride down to the dock on the river or the marsh for a beautiful sunset.

We really enjoyed venturing out to St Simons Island and Jekyll which are both an easy 15 minute drive from the house. We had a great visit to the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center. We’d also highly recommend taking the dolphin sight seeing tour, which goes out from the dock at Latitude 31 on Jekyll. This is an old friend of mine that re-located to Darien about 13 years ago. See

Area restaurants we thoroughly enjoyed were Marshside Grill, Latitude 31, and Catch 228 Oyster Bar & Grill. Also just a short drive north to Darien you must try Skippers Fish Camp.

AW stopped by to check on us the evening of arrival, to welcome us. He also stayed in touch throughout our visit via text messages to ensure we had no problems.

If you wanting to visit the Golden Isles of coastal Georgia, I’d highly recommend this property. We hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! Barry thank you so much for such a great review and so many wonderful suggestions to others for things to do in our area. We really appreciate you taking a few minutes to share your experience. We love hearing about what our guests do while staying in the cottage and exploring all our coastal area has to offer. We especially love hearing about the memories that are made with families & friends! Thanks again and I am just sorry I didn't get the chance to meet you and your family on this trip - hopefully in the future when you return! Shirley
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Jacksonville, Fl
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Zachary's, Blue Bar,
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Jekyll Island, GA
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Jesup, GA
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Jekyll Island, GA
Car: necessary

Great coastal setting. Very relaxing complete with outdoor burn pit, tree swing, outdoor grill, plenty of parking on property for boats, jet ski. Great for kids. Park and boat ramp 1 mile from rental. Blythe Island great for biking and cruising around on Golf Cart (included with rental). Rental located just minutes from Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Brunswick, for plenty of shopping, antiquing, site seeing, great restaurants, beach and water park just 20 minutes away! Easy access off of I-95 for Jacksonville or Savannah airports.

Our favorite must dos: Jekyll Island for plenty of beach, bike riding, be sure to visit the Turtle Center, Drift wood beach, Summer Waves Water Park (summer), hunt for Island Treasures (Jan & Feb), and explore the Historic District. Horse back riding or a romantic carriage ride!

Great place for antiquing: Brunswick, Darien, St. Mary's

First Friday: down town Brunswick shops and restaurants stay open later and outside vendors line the street. Our fav is The Market - stop in for a glass of wine & appetizers while browsing their cool coastal fare!

St. Simons: drop by the pier for browsing the shops, restaurants, great play ground for the kids, stroll the pier to see what those fishing are bringing in, or just sit and watch the great view of the ocean!

Favorite restaurants in the area: Bubba Garcia's, Lattitude 31, Sea Jay's, Drift Wood Bistro, Marshside Grill & Bar, Ocean Lodge & Southern Soul Barbeque


Rates & Availability

Brunswick Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
FALL / WINTER 2016/2017
Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 6.0%


Total payment required 90 days prior to arrival date.

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Brunswick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath - first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Coastal themed full first floor bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor bathroom complete with tiled shower
  • #1 - Beautiful tiled walk in shower, double sink. All new #2 - Coastal themed bathroom complete with shower & tub, new toilet, sink and fixtures. #3 - Beautiful tiled bathroom on 2nd floor with walk in - shower. All new!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom - King Pillow Top
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , first floor queen pillow top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , First floor bedroom with twin bed, also has twin fold out.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 2nd Floor large King Bedroom - private with own Bathroom
  • #1 - First floor master bedroom, complete with walk in closet, large bathroom with walk in tiled shower, double sink, and television. #2 - First floor queen bedroom, offers closet space, television with dvd player, next to bathroom & shower. #3 - First floor bedroom offers twin day bed, fold out twin bed, desk, closet space. Also next to bathroom & shower. #4 - 2nd floor King Bedroom with private bathroom w/ tiled walk-in shower, 32' TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Coastal cottage is what the doctor ordered if you need a place to getaway and relax. No noise, affordable, clean, comfortable, close to tons of stuff to do or just relax on the porch and read a book! The perfect home base to explore Coastal Georgia!

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