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Historic Victorian One Block from Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3+ Bedroom, 3 Full Bath

This charming two-story historic home has a wrap-around porch on each floor lined with rocking chairs, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the small-town community.

The Captain Morse House has three full bedrooms. One downstairs bedroom, with a king-sized bed. Two upstairs bedrooms, one with two full beds, and the other with two twin beds. In addition, there are two sleeper sofas in the two living areas (one up and one down.) Can accommodate up to 11 guests in total.

Three full baths. The one downstairs includes a restored clawfoot tub for a relaxing soak.

Fully-equipped kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer, stove, garbage disposal and refrigerator.) Beautifully restored original farmhouse sink.

Two dining areas: formal dining room inside, and back porch outside.

Large 46' flat screen television and free WiFi throughout the house.

The fenced backyard is a great feature if you intend to bring any of your furry family members. Pets are welcome!


More Details

Karen Schaaf
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Karen Schaaf

Mike and Karen Schaaf reside in Savannah, Georgia.

Karen Schaaf purchased this house in 2013

Why Karen Schaaf chose Georgia

On a short weekend trip, we discovered St. Mary's and fell in love. The small town is quiet and picturesque with historic architecture, beautiful waterfront vistas, and the friendliest residents. You feel at home right away!

One look at the Captain Morse House, and we knew we had to become its caretakers. We have spent the first six months painstakingly restoring it to it's former glory. We are very proud of it, and would like to share it with you.

What makes this house unique

The Captain Morse House is located in the heart of historic St. Mary's, and is the closest VRBO to the riverfront and Cumberland Ferry.

Restaurants, shops, and the beautiful Howard Gilman Waterfront park are all short steps away (our dogs LOVE the park!)

The Navy's Kingsland Submarine base is a ten-minute drive, great if you are active/retired military.


St. Marys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • You must return the signed rental information page prior to your arrival date.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , tub , shower , Deep porcelain clawfoot tub . . . divine!
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower , Large closet storage area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master - 1 king , Downstairs
    The Garden Room - 2 double , Two pillow-top full beds, and an antique armoire.
    The Mermaid Room - 2 twin/ single , Two pillow top beds and a beautiful hand-painted armoire
    Upstairs Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full pull out bed sleeps 2
    Downstairs Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Single pull-out bed (with flat-screen tv and headphones)
  • Pillow-top king bed, beautiful (non-functioning) carved fireplace, and large antique armoire.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Historic Victorian One Block from Waterfront
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews

The price point of this property should be that of a one star hotel

  • 1 of 5

Multiple locations throughout the house where rodents have chewed through the walls, ceiling and floors are just covered with wire screen. No proper repairs have been made in years to this home and it shows. Does not comply with current safety codes such as ground fault protected circuits in kitchen. House is not secure. No alarm dont leave valuables.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilliard, OH

Beautiful historic home in downtown St. Mary's, GA

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful. It was a functional older home. We had one shower that didn't work well and the plumbing was consistent with an old home (poor water pressure when more than one thing was running), but overall we loved this place and would rent the same home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Charming Vintage Home in Historic Saint Mary's

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming home. There were six of us - three couples. We each had a bedroom and bathroom to ourselves and plenty of room to spare. There are a lot of special touches and antiques in the house that complete the character of the house. We tooled around town and visited the chalk art contest and music in the park. We spent a lot of time inside as it was hot and humid outside. The air conditioner works great. We played a lot of cards. Our two favorite restaurants were Saint Mary's Seafood & More and The Riverside Cafe.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was quinnessential Deep South with classic charm.

  • 4 of 5

Beds were indeed comfortable, AC was nice and kitchen well stocked. The house provided us with the needs of our vacation. St Marys is a very chill town. Restaurants and bars nearby relatively quiet. Loved the access to Cumberland Island - magnificent history of Carnegie legacy and wild horses leftover from Spanish influence.

We did some fishing and enjoyed the variety of species and richness of nature in the local waters. Thank you Karen for making our stay easy and appreciate your prompt replies to all inquiries.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati Ohio

A really comfortable home! It had everything we could have needed.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property, the porches, back yard and all of the house! The locals were really, really nice and friendly.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was an adorable house!!

  • 5 of 5

It was an excellent experience...we loved the house and what a location!!! We could walk to everything and mix with the wonderful people just by sitting on our front porch.. definitely will return...thanks

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Seagles (across the street)
Nearest Ferry
Cumberland Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Osprey Cove
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Goose (next door)
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cumberland Island
Car: recommended

St. Marys, the gateway to spectacular Cumberland Island, is a quaint, historic small town with spectacular scenary and friendly people.

From the dock of St. Marys’ Waterfront (1 block away), visitors board the Cumberland Ferry for camping or day trips to enjoy swimming, shelling, fishing, wild horses, loggerhead sea turtles and much more on 17 miles of pristine white sandy beaches.


Rates & Availability

St. Marys House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pets welcome w/pet agreement, proof of inoculations,flea preventative and deposits.

Owner'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.
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