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Elegant Sea Island Cottage Two Blocks from Cloister Amenities

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Cottage 119 - Front Elevation Facing North


Last updated: 12/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 7-8

Comprising approximately 4,000 square feet, this four bedroom, four bath historic cottage is located within a two block radius of the Sea Island Beach Club, Cloister Hotel, Spa and Atlantic Ocean on Fifth Street. It has bright and airy interiors and generously-sized rooms. A large screened porch and three terraces are furnished for entertaining and are complete with outdoor dining area, convenient grilling, and a bubbling fountain. Two separate bedroom wings including a deluxe guest suite with a private entrance, afford room for up to eight guests. An additional maid’s room with private bath is suitable for a nanny or caregiver. Shaded by large live oaks and bamboo this beautifully landscaped and spacious lot of over a half acre provides for the utmost in privacy.

This cottage was built by W. Montgomery Anderson as his family’s residence in 1951 and was lived in by them until 2003 when the present owners purchased it. Montgomery, or “Gummy” as he was often called, was employed by the architectural firm of Abreu and Robeson, and was the Sea Island Company’s principal architect until his death in 1979. In addition to Addison Mizner, and together with T. Miesse Baumgardner or “Bummy”, the Company’s landscape architect, they were responsible for much of the early “look” of Sea Island which included the design of this house and its landscaping. In addition to this house, Gummy’s and Bummy’s work included the third Sea Island Beach Club and guest houses such as Hamilton and Demere (all now demolished), and notable cottages including 57, 76, 79, and 151.

Many of the materials used to build this house were salvaged from projects that Gummy was working on at the time of the home’s construction. As an example, the quarter-sawn long leaf heart pine floors in this house were originally used as flooring around the pool area of the second Beach Club or “Casino” as it was called back then. Photos in the Beach Club Lobby and Locker Rooms of the current (fourth) Beach Club depict these boards being installed around the Casino pool in 1928.

Accurately restored in 2004, this fine, sophisticated home has been updated to include the latest in KitchenAid Architect Series II built-in appliances, Sony entertainment systems, and Wi-Fi wireless enabled high speed broadband internet connectivity. The sleek 1950’s design lines in the kitchen include commercial grade stainless steel cabinetry that frame wall coverings created from authentic vintage New Yorker magazine covers installed by the Andersons. The baths and master dressing area include custom designed macassar ebony cabinetry and Kohler and Waterworks fixtures.

The cottage is furnished in the style of the 40’s and 50’s and includes furnishings by designers who produced during that era. Original and reproduction furnishings include those designed by Tommi Parzinger, George Nelson, T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, James Mont, Richard Schultz, Scalamandré, Gilbert Rohde, Tapio Wirkkala, Isamu Noguchi, Diego Giacometti, and Edward Wormley. Additionally, almost all of the artwork was created by Athos Menaboni, a celebrated wildlife painter who lived and worked in Georgia during the era. Most of these items were purchased at auction.

Cottage 119 was one of several featured homes in Christ Episcopal Church’s 1st Tour of Homes and Gardens in 1953 and was again featured on the 55th Annual Tour in 2008. Only three families have lived in this cottage since it was built in 1951. The second owners carefully restored this cottage to its original design and era. The home is impeccably maintained for your enjoyment.


Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/22/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible Party Must Be At Least 40 Years Old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Cottage Is On One Level And Has Wide Doorways...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Has dressing area with second sink...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Ourdoor Shower: outdoor shower


  • Custom Macassar Cabinetry with waterworks and kohler fixtures.

Other Amenities

  • Optional membership access to Sea Island Club which includes five star amenities - three top rated golf courses, tennis, beach club with three swimming pools, daily activities, spa, fitness center with squash courts, horseback riding, gun club, and fine dining. The cost of access is additional and is dependent on the number of people and the ages of those people in the rental party. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Sony KLV Series Flat Screens. ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Denon throughout the whole house. ...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities


  • Dining:

    Formal Dining Room for 10. Breakfast Room Seats 8. Outdoor seating....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three Zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Whirlpool Duet HT Front Loading ...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Wood Fireplace. Kilm Dried Firewood Provided - Gas Log Lighter....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Five Star Spa and Fitness Facility One Block from the House....moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered Car Port...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless Internet Provided and a HP Network Printer...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Vaulted Ceiling and seats for 14. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Space for four cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Phone is all bedrooms and public areas....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Whirlpool Duet HT Front Loading ...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    All KitchenAid architect series II Appliances ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    With Convection Feature...moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Second Ice Maker Produces 50 Pounds of Ice in a 24-Hour Period. ...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    House is Two Blocks from Yacht Club with Extensive Fishing and More...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three Patios Including One with Fountain ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    KitchenAid Architect Series II...moreless

  • Tennis:

    House is One Block from Tennis Club...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    (3) Private Beach Club Two Blocks from the House. ...moreless



from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season
May 27 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$7,000 $24,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$6,000 $20,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 11%


Laundry And Cleaning – Additional Charge (estimated total $250-$400 depending on condition of cottage at departure)

Rates Include up to 2 Adults and 2 Children with Exclusive Temporary Sea Island Club Memberships. Additional Temporary Sea Island Club Memberships can be Purchased at Guests' Expense ($150 per day per adult, $95 per day per dependents ages 8-26, and children 7 and under are free).

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/22/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Currently live in Charlotte, NC. Three children. Love Sea Island, GA. Were married on the island. Our favorite place in the world to vacation!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 12/22/2016

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  • Cottage 119 - Front Elevation Facing North

    Cottage 119 - Front Elevation Facing North

  • Front Elevation

    Front Elevation

  • Screened Porch Facing South

    Screened Porch Facing South

  • Vaulted Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace Facing East

    Vaulted Living Room with Wood Burning Fireplace Facing East

  • Screened Porch Facing South

    Screened Porch Facing South

  • Breakfast Area Facing West

    Breakfast Area Facing West

  • Bedroom 1 Facing North

    Bedroom 1 Facing North

  • Bedroom 3 Facing North

    Bedroom 3 Facing North

  • Front Gate Entrance

    Front Gate Entrance

  • Fountain Terrace Facing East with Richard Schultz 1966 Collection

    Fountain Terrace Facing East with Richard Schultz 1966 Collection

  • Front Foyer

    Front Foyer

  • Fountain Terrace Facing South with Richard Schultz 1966 Collection

    Fountain Terrace Facing South with Richard Schultz 1966 Collection

  •  Bedroom 4 Facing South

    Bedroom 4 Facing South

  •  Stainless Steel Kitchen with KitchenAid Appliances

    Stainless Steel Kitchen with KitchenAid Appliances

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Bedroom 2 Facing North

    Bedroom 2 Facing North

  • Sitting Room with Sony Entertainment Center Facing North

    Sitting Room with Sony Entertainment Center Facing North

  • Floor Plan

    Floor Plan

VRBO #495575

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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