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Your Boating and Fishing Headquarters

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bring Your Boat. Or use my Kayaks!

Large one bedroom apartment with all the amenities of home. If you need more privacy check out my adjacent 2 bedroom apartment VRBO 667365. Enjoy stunning views from your window as you look out over a deep water river and large expansive marshland. Dock access to fish, crab and relax is included in your rental. Also, boat owners please note I have enough room to accommodate your boat up to 50 feet. We catch trout, redfish, flounder, crab, shrimp, etc right off the dock. The manatees come up yearly and hang out!

The inside is recently remodeled with 2 queen beds in the large bedroom (15 foot by 25 foot). The kitchen/living area has a sleeper sofa.. All pots and pans and cooking utensils are available for your use. Kayaks are included. Washer/dryer and dishwasher.

More Details

Thomas Pickren
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2017

About Thomas Pickren

I am a native of this area and familiar with all The Golden Isles of Georgia have to offer. I have recently retired and enjoy hosting people in my cottage, traveling, nature, exercising, and cooking.

Thomas Pickren purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Thomas Pickren chose St. Simons Island

My property is unique in that it is located on a deep water creek with dock access. Your doorway is less than 25 feet from the creek. I am at the end of a cul de sac with my left side being flanked by county owned wooded property and my neighbor owns two acres on the other side making for a very peaceful and secluded setting yet only 1/4 of a mile from shopping, restaurants, nightlife, the movie theatre, golf, and other activities.

Wildlife abounds as various assortments of birds, fish, deer, alligators, manatees, gars, river otters, minks, and crab can be seen by the patient observer. Relax outdoors under a huge live oak tree canopy!

What makes this apartment unique

The location is near all the best shopping, golf, and restaurants on St Simons Island. The property is on deep water and allows the use of the dock and dock house for leisure time or to tie your boat to. The dock house has a fish cleaning station to get your catch ready! Fifteen feet from the dock on the water is a communal fire pit where you can relax, keep warm, and enjoy the beauty this area has to offer. Kayaks included.


Epworth Acres Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a commode and a walk in tile shower with rain head in a separate room. In the adjoining room there is a large vanity/sink and medium size stack washer dryer combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , and one roll away bed
  • The bedroom has 2 queen beds, and 1 roll away A 38 inch high definition television is provided. There is a cedar line closet to store your belongings. There is a sleeper sofa in the living room/kitchen.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Please read my attached rental agreement. I travel a lot but I reserve the right to occupy my adjacent property and to inspect my property as necessary during your stay.


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Your Boating and Fishing Headquarters
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews

This is not your standard "cookie-cutter" rental!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet, safe, comfortable, clean, place to relax and enjoy getting away from every day life. Tommy provided this and more. We are very picky about our comfort when sleeping. These beds gave us a good night's sleep. Everything is here that you need. Our favorite part was that it is on a cul-de-sac providing no traffic, no road noise AND most of all the natural setting which invites you to just sit on the dock and watch nature. There are several unique features in the outdoor space. I won't spoil your fun by describing them, you must see for yourself. Tommy is so sweet and helpful. He does not interfere with your time there but if you want to talk or ask questions, he is a wealth of information. Our two most favorite places were the Frederica Restuarant, just a few blocks away, and shopping in town at the pier. Don't forget to check out the visitor's center, and the fort, the museums. This island is beautiful, and worth your time. Say hello to Tommy for us

Cyndi and Sandy 05/2017

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!!
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  • 3 of 5

It was very clean and a good location. The beds were not comfortable. Two queens size in the same room. Sheets had no elastic in fitted sheet. Came off the bed during the night. Very old mattresses. We would go back if beds were changed.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of those beds is brand new. They are commercial firm hotel mattresses. I would have given you a new sheet if you had only asked me. But yet you said nothing to me,
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Great base for exploring this wonderful island

  • 5 of 5

Tommy was a great host, present but not intrusive. Apartment was the perfect base to explore the island, come back and relax on the dock, sometimes fish. Saw dolphins from the dock, as well as other wildlife. There was always a breeze to cool the dock. We had a great time and hope to come back soon. Saint Simons is a really friendly (and dog friendly) island with lots of places we have yet to explore.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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Warner Robins

Great Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I come to visit SSI every summer. This summer we decided to try and stay somewhere different. We rented both of the apartments that Mr. Pickering had to offer at his place. He was super helpful and allowed us usage of his dock where we fished and crabbed each day. We loved the patio area and ended up making a low country boil which we made by using his pot and burners under the patio. Each unit has an ample kitchen area and many utensils that you would need to cook while there. Bathrooms are updated and flat screens are included. We love the location because it is located near many restaurants, Red Fern Village, Bennie's Red Barn, a Harris Teeter, etc. We will definitely return in the future! Thanks for a great experience at SSI this year!


  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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My husband and I found it relaxing to be able to walk out from our unit and enjoy nature.

  • 4 of 5

Our apartment was easy to access day or night after long days of site seeing. We found the deep water creek relaxing. My husband enjoyed the fishing.

The owner, Thomas, is very thoughtful and courteous.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Stayed for a week March 2017

  • 5 of 5

This was our first vrbo experience and I can honestly say it was perfect. The apartment was clean and exactly what we expected. The host, Tommy, was quick to respond to every question we had. We enjoyed a week of great weather while visiting SSI in early March. We brought our bicycles and this apartment is close to a nice bike trail. We spent some time just chillin and fishing on the back deck. We caught a few nice speckled trout and some small sheepshead. We rigged our poles for Catfish and caught and released dozens of fish while enjoying sunset cocktails. The outdoor living space is comfortable and definitely part of the charm at this property. We enjoyed our stay and I'm happy to recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
McKinnon on Saint Simons Island
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
5 restuarants w/bars
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Sea Palms
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
3 Saint Simons, Jekyll Island, Sea Island


Rates & Availability

Epworth Acres Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 26 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
May 10 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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