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River Plantation Place ~ South Newport River at Your Front Door!

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Breathtaking view of front of home. Views of the South Newport River galore!

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Waterfront with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, oversized living & dining area

TOP 8 REASONS why the RIVER PLANTATION PLACE (RPP) is YOUR perfect getaway:

1. The house fronts historic South Newport River. It overlooks a vibrant tidal marsh out towards St. Catherines & Blackbeard Islands...your gateway to Sapelo Sound & the Atlantic!
2. Three great naturalists were captivated by the locale: Audubon painted Savannah Sparrows; John Muir wrote about Hollywood South's unique seascape; & William Bartram hiked nearby Old Coastal Hwy. 17
3. All within reach, tons of attractions from Hilton Head to Harris Neck, or even Charleston to Cumberland Island await you! 'Forrest Gump' shrimp boats in Darien & fishing villages interlacing the coast can take you back in time
4. You can bike the 'Coastal Rail Trail', crossing 43 picturesque rivers & creeks dotted by historical markers
5. Shellman Bluff (old oystering community) is Home of the Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club & 'Speed's Kitchen': where people take their time...& the fried fish & crab-stuffed flounder are out of this world!
6. Featured by Road Trip USA, the 'Smallest Church in America' marks the entrance to the Yellow Bluff Plantation where the house is located
7. Nearby is Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge--'one of the single best sites in the South for birdwatching'
8. Only the RPP owns 'The Book' or Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil bestseller autographed by author John Berendt & the model for 'Bird Girl' herself, Lorraine Greenman Ganz!


No need to be Sherlock Holmes to see this dream come true! In 2004, a husband-&-wife business owners built a 'dream vacation house', paying attention to the craftsmanship...traces of which can be felt as you step on the breathtaking wood floors, dine at the ornate kitchen, or sip coffee on the veranda of the RPP. The couple chose a site on an 18-acre oxbow hammock brimming with live oaks & pines, one amongst 1,600 back-island jewels .

In 2013, Ken, the new owner, urgently flew from Minne'snow'ta to Savannah's Candler to help take care of a sister who got sick. The life-changing event rearranged his priorities & clarified his values! One day, he looked for a property close to Savannah that could become a haven for his family & friends. He chanced upon the River Plantation Place standing on its 14-foot solid stilts overlooking South Newport River (no factories up & downriver equals edible seafood & abundant wildlife). Ken knew right there & then that: THAT was a DREAM coming true as the orange sun over the brackish marsh warmed his face! Filled with visions of hope for his beloved sister Vicky, the VRBO concept of RPP was born! Up to this very day the dream is realized each time laughter echoes in RPP's walls.

In 2014, the RPP founded 'Adopt JILL' (Jintotolo Island Lighthouse Locale). One percent of income is pledged towards the preservation of the Philippine beacon & coral reefs. In 2015, the RPP became a patron of nearby Altamaha Riverkeeper.--In light of the original & new owners' love of entertaining family & friends, the RPP hopes YOU will be enriched by your stay as you explore Georgia's coastal paradise. Come & rediscover your priorities!

MORE FEATURES:
~ 3 full-service marinas nearby
~ Public boat ramp a golf-cart ride away
~ dock with fish cleaning area & grill
~ LOWCOUNTRY BOIL gear & a fully-equipped kitchen stocked up with spices (Try Ms. Chris' Free LCB Recipe); Fish fryer available
~ DirecTV, DVD, & guitar for fun
~ Washer & dryer room has a freezer to put fish in if you catch TOO much!

Paddle the 2 KAYAKS. Soak up the vista of this pristine tidal river which meanders through a broad expanse of marsh: a view dubbed by experts as “one of the most important tidal estuarine environments in the world.” With 2 light mountain bikes, pedal with your friend the scenic 'Coastal Rail Trail' of McIntosh County. This county was labelled 'the Hidden Jewel of the Golden Isles'--Play golf at Sapelo Hammock 18-hole Golf Club -an acclaimed course hosting many tournaments ('Top 100 New Courses by Golf Digest). We'll be glad to set up your tee time!

TOP 5 RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Bird-watch for endangered Wood Stork, Roseate Spoonbill, & Painted Bunting by the RPP dock
2. Bike Harris Neck Nat'l Wildlife Refuge & look for the above 3 birds HNNWR's known for!
3. Crab-trap by the RPP dock for savory Blue Crabs while fishing for Spotted Seatrout
4. Picnic at the Nanny Goat Beach (one of 'Top 10 Georgia Beaches') after climbing the 77 steps of the nation's second-oldest brick lighthouse (Sapelo Island Lighthouse)
5. Dine & wine at Hunters Cafe as you take in the alluring view of the Broro & Julienton Rivers!

-Enjoy the 'River Plantation Place'...with the South Newport River at your front door!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1476 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Person in charge must be at least 18 years of age please...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    2 cots available. May make pallets to sleep more in large bedrooms ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Plenty of decks to take a break on!!...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Want to keep wood floors looking good for your NEXT visit, so lots of deck room & under the home for their beds & goodies. Contact Chris to inquire about your small dog coming with your family. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • 'Savannah': 1 queen

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  • 'Shellman': 1 queen

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  • 2 oversized bedrooms with walk through French doors to a large deck. Plenty of room to make pallets; or bring air mattresses. 1 cot available...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • 'Savannah': toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 'Shellman': toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • 2 bathrooms with full showers

Other Amenities

  • We can book a charter boat trip for you to nearby 'Barrier Islands' by Captain Alan Reddick. We have a massage therapist within 2 mi. from home & a salon within 6 mi. as well. Pamper yourself! Very good cell phone reception...although we encourage you to UNPLUG!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    National Geographic Magazine collection, Naturalist Guides, & Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil books ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Downton Abbey Collection...moreless

  • Games
  • Music Library:

    Karaoke machine & CDs...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Sony boombox & Bose Soundlink...moreless

  • Television:

    Satellite DirecTV...moreless

  • Toys:

    Guitar. Binoculars for birdwatching & stargazing. Hammock to take your naps in! Crab traps. Fishing Cast Net...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Overlooking South Newport River & Bulltown Swamp (Rich in history & wildlife)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

    Garage/parking under the home has concrete throughout & has been used for a wedding reception & a family gathering to have room to spread out. Bring all your 'fixin's' for the party & enjoy...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heating...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Oversized couch & loveseat may sleep 2 children easily...moreless

  • Parking:

    Enough room under the home for 3 cars & a boat trailer once you unload it for the weekend, week, or month! ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All provided, even bulky beach towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    And Laundry Detergent!...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Garden Camp Fire Ring...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Melitta Classic Blend Medium Roast Ground Coffee...but bring your favorite brand...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Martini shakers & glass set. Wine glass set with bottle opener. Blender for your Margaritas & yes...new coffee pot for the Morning After!!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully-equipped for all your needs. Chris' Lowcountry Boil equipment & recipe available!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Lots of spices, but bring your essentials just in case. The faucet water is drinkable & fresh from the Floridan aquifer....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    With an ice maker. AND an upright freezer for your catch to store if you have so much you can't enjoy before you leave for home. Pack your coolers with your favorite coastal fish, shrimp, etc....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Plenty of seating, dinner bell, outside refrigerator to keep your favorite beverages, & take in the views with morning coffee or evening beverage...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Light Mountain Bikes with helmets, tire pump, & gear oil...moreless

  • Boat:

    Bring your boat & tie up for your vacation! Let us know if you want to rent a jon boat or book a Charter with Captain Alan...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck chairs & table to watch the sunsets & sunrises from...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 sit on top kayaks, paddles, & life jackets for all sizes. Additional kayaks available if need more than 2....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Picnic table, fish cleaning sink, lights, water, Sunset Party area! ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Yes, and if our flowers need a little water, please feel free to water them. They love that!! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    3-burner Weber propane grill with side burner to cook your fresh Blue Crabs & catch-of-the-day; campfire ring...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Surf board...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $200
  • Refresh & Clean Fee $100

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Please take care of deposit and full payment in a timely manner. We believe you will understand a refundable pet deposit of $200 in a separate check and an extra $25 per day fee per pet. We will promptly return your pet deposit upon our refresh services revealing no damage. Thank you for understanding.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah/Hilton Head Int'l (SAV)
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hunters Cafe
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Sapelo Island Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sapelo Hammock 18-hole
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95 (Exit 67), Coastal HWY 17
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hunters Cafe, Speed's Kitchen
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
St. Catherines

Car: Recommended

The RPP's away from crowded centers of Savannah & Jacksonville...yet centrally located near some of the best treasures the Coastal Empire has to offer! Our top 3 favorite day trips~ (1)Savannah River Street (especially at St. Patrick's Day; grab a Leopold's Ice Cream), (2)St. Simons Lighthouse & Village (don't miss Southern Soul BBQ), & (3)Shellman Bluff.

 

Manager info

SALT COAST PROPERTIES & OUTFITTERS, LLC

Year Purchased: 2013

About: The owner has the confidence in our Salt Coast Properties & Outfitters business to manage her home for vacation rental to guests who would like to visit Shellman Bluff. We pride ourselves in nothing but the best for out guest. We thank you for visiting us and welcome you to Coastal Georgia! A unique ecosystem, the 7 shorelines of Georgia, some as old as megalodons & mastodons, were mainly shaped by changing sea level & tidal fluctuations! The owner would like to share his piece of free-spirited, Key West-style paradise with you while he's away on business. He 'vicariously feels' your enjoyment! He hopes the RPP makes you happy -an emotion which sustains your purpose...a foundation of your becoming more creative & successful in your endeavors.--Please let us know how we can enhance your vacation experience!

Why Townsend, GA, USA:
Just half an hour south of Savannah, the RPP nestles on 'Yellow Bluff Plantation' named after the Yellow Pines or Longleaf Pines which once blanketed the region. The property lies in the middle of a shrimp-shaped island, giving you a dazzling panoramic view of the sunset! 'The Smallest Church in America', with stained glass windows imported from England, is a landmark at the entrance onto Yellow Bluff. Just 16 mi. east off Sapelo Island is Gray's Reef with excellent fishing & colorful tropical sea life, a testament to the area's tropical allure.--From the porch or dock, view the sun as it bounces off the tidal marsh after fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, birdwatching, biking, or golfing. Cook Ms. Chris' Lowcountry Boil...& don't miss the utterly unique Gullah-Geechee culture which gives the area a Caribbean flair! Enjoy a campfire & view the stars on a dark night with friends & family. After a restorative sleep, you will feel engaged & inspired!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Jacksonville Airport (JAX) is an alternate major airport. Landmarks include the 'Golden Isles' immortalized by Sidney Lanier's poem 'Marshes of Glynn' & the beloved bioreserve Altamaha River by naturalist William Bartram. As you arrive, the colonial coastal feel of the home will wrap around you & WELCOME you with a kiss of salt air!


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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Photos

  • Breathtaking view of front of home.  Views of the South Newport River galore!

    Breathtaking view of front of home. Views of the South Newport River galore!

  • OPEN living room for family to gather around!

    OPEN living room for family to gather around!

  • 'Shellman bedroom' with walk in closet & French doors to a deck to enjoy coffee!

    'Shellman bedroom' with walk in closet & French doors to a deck to enjoy coffee!

  • House has South Newport River & Bulltown Swamp frontage!

    House has South Newport River & Bulltown Swamp frontage!

  • Lots of dock area to enjoy the views & FAMILY!

    Lots of dock area to enjoy the views & FAMILY!

  • 2 Aluminum TREK bikes to pedal the scenic trails

    2 Aluminum TREK bikes to pedal the scenic trails

  • Live Blue Crabs crabbed off the dock using 2 crab traps & chicken backs for bait

    Live Blue Crabs crabbed off the dock using 2 crab traps & chicken backs for bait

  • Beachcomb at St. Catherines Island...Captain Alan can take you there!

    Beachcomb at St. Catherines Island...Captain Alan can take you there!

  • Washer & dryer room has extra freezer for your 'catch-of-the-day'

    Washer & dryer room has extra freezer for your 'catch-of-the-day'

  • Hunters Cafe cooks tasty fried 'catch-of-the-day'. Ben Affleck dines here

    Hunters Cafe cooks tasty fried 'catch-of-the-day'. Ben Affleck dines here

  • Famous 'Smallest Church in America', nondenominational, a mile away

    Famous 'Smallest Church in America', nondenominational, a mile away

  • Explore the Savannah River Waterfront...just half an hour away!

    Explore the Savannah River Waterfront...just half an hour away!

  • View of the river & historic Bulltown Swamp from the front porch

    View of the river & historic Bulltown Swamp from the front porch

  • Sleep in the 'Savannah Room' with walkout deck. Comfortable, spacious, & quiet

    Sleep in the 'Savannah Room' with walkout deck. Comfortable, spacious, & quiet

  • Ornate Family Kitchen/Dining Room overlooking the river

    Ornate Family Kitchen/Dining Room overlooking the river

  • Private dock to park your boat at! 2 kayaks & life jackets to enjoy the serenity

    Private dock to park your boat at! 2 kayaks & life jackets to enjoy the serenity

  • Dock has fish cleaning area & Weber grill to entertain friends & family

    Dock has fish cleaning area & Weber grill to entertain friends & family

  • 5 historical markers just a stone's throw away

    5 historical markers just a stone's throw away

  • Ms. Chris' Lowcountry Boil Recipe & equipment enjoyed by our happy guests!

    Ms. Chris' Lowcountry Boil Recipe & equipment enjoyed by our happy guests!

  • Capt. Alan guide-fishing for spotted seatrout at Sapelo Sound. Book a boat trip!

    Capt. Alan guide-fishing for spotted seatrout at Sapelo Sound. Book a boat trip!

  • Hammock just waiting for YOU!!

    Hammock just waiting for YOU!!

  • Shellman Bluff featured in NYT's 'Shifting Sands & a Slow Pace on the GA Coast'

    Shellman Bluff featured in NYT's 'Shifting Sands & a Slow Pace on the GA Coast'

  • Endangered Wood Storks...as seen from the dock

    Endangered Wood Storks...as seen from the dock

  • Experiencing the 'RPP' -smack in the middle of the Golden Isles...brings smiles!

    Experiencing the 'RPP' -smack in the middle of the Golden Isles...brings smiles!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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