River Plantation Place ~ South Newport River at Your Front Door!(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Waterfront with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath, oversized living & dining area
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!
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!
~ 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
- 1476 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 6
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- 2 bathrooms with full showers
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Pier Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
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
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
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
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $200
- Refresh & Clean Fee $100
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.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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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.
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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Breathtaking view of front of home. Views of the South Newport River galore!
OPEN living room for family to gather around!
'Shellman bedroom' with walk in closet & French doors to a deck to enjoy coffee!
House has South Newport River & Bulltown Swamp frontage!
Lots of dock area to enjoy the views & FAMILY!
2 Aluminum TREK bikes to pedal the scenic trails
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!
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
Famous 'Smallest Church in America', nondenominational, a mile away
Explore the Savannah River Waterfront...just half an hour away!
View of the river & historic Bulltown Swamp from the front porch
Sleep in the 'Savannah Room' with walkout deck. Comfortable, spacious, & quiet
Ornate Family Kitchen/Dining Room overlooking the river
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
5 historical markers just a stone's throw away
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!
Hammock just waiting for YOU!!
Shellman Bluff featured in NYT's 'Shifting Sands & a Slow Pace on the GA Coast'
Endangered Wood Storks...as seen from the dock
Experiencing the 'RPP' -smack in the middle of the Golden Isles...brings smiles!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, March 27, 2017
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