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Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Large Fully Appointed Apartment; 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2-3


This fantastic 1200 SF Apartment is part of the “Historic Collier-Casey Estate”, circa 1874, and is situated on the premier vacation rental site in downtown Saint Marys!

This 'Captains Quarters' Apartment is one of three rentals on the 'Collier-Casey Estate' property with its own private entrance and upstairs deck that overlooks an Eastern view of the Marsh, Saint Marys River, Intra-Coastal Waterway, Pass to the Atlantic Ocean and distant Cumberland and Fernandina/Amelia Islands.

The “Captains Quarters”, with it’s upstairs deck offers “the best views” on the property, and is a spacious 1200 SF apartment with 14 ft. Vaulted Ceiling Great Room, with living, kitchen, and breakfast areas; over-sized queen bedroom with walk-in closet; and large bath with Jacuzzi garden tub, walk-in shower, two large double vanities, and private water closet.

It is a perfect location for a couple and offers plenty of room for a week or longer stay! Combined with the other two rentals, it is also a perfect situation for an event of large family reunion to sleep up to 14 people.

The tropical setting of the fully landscaped 2+ acre property, with its palm trees, moss-draped oaks, and southern pecan trees, is situated directly on the Marsh to the East, with un-obscured views of Cumberland Island, 'the pass' to the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean, and Fernandina Beach, FL.; and un-obscured River views to the south (front) of the property! No other rental property in Saint Marys offers these beautiful water views.

This property is a 5 minute of less walk to town center (only one “small town block” to the Saint Marys River waterfront and village shops and restaurants)! As stated in Southern Living Magazine article featuring Saint Marys in 2006, “There’s something about Saint Marys”! If you haven’t experienced Saint Marys you are missing a rare gem!

We are the only Vacation Rental property in St. Marys offering exclusive access to all amenities of "Osprey Cove Resort & Country Club". The beautiful "gated community property" is located less than 8 miles (10 minute drive) from our property and include: The River Club; Fine Dining; Golf & Driving Range; Swimming & Pool-side grill; Fitness Center; and HarTru Tennis Courts.

Keywords: Scenic, Marsh front, River view, Water view, Estate House, Cottage, Apartment, closest in-town/in-village rental; un-obscured water views; beautiful property; Tropical Landscape; Palm Trees; historic; wedding site; Exclusive Resort & Country Club Amenities;



More Details

Don Pierce-Owner/Jaune' Pierce-Inquiries/Administrator
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Don Pierce-Owner/Jaune' Pierce-Inquiries/Administrator

We are Don Pierce and Linda Harris. We both retired to Saint Marys from Atlanta, GA where Don owns a high-end Antique business (now being run by his son), and Linda retired from a Commercial Real Estate brokerage firm. After seeing the Southern Living Magazine article “There’s Something about Saint Marys”, in 2006, we both came South for a visit, loved what we saw and immediately purchased property for a home. Don built our home here in 2007 and we fell in love with the town and people of Saint Marys and truly consider it “home”!

In September, 2011, Don had a rare opportunity to purchase the “Collier-Casey House” which has remained in the “Casey Family” since the late 1800’s, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to own one of a rare few pieces of historic, coastal-front properties in “the village”. He spent several months doing renovations and updates so that the property could be shared with visitors to Saint Marys as a family vacation/family event destination.

Having our own home locally allows us to oversee the maintenance and rental of the property and to become acquainted with our guests!

Don Pierce-Owner/Jaune' Pierce-Inquiries/Administrator purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Don Pierce-Owner/Jaune' Pierce-Inquiries/Administrator chose St. Marys

Saint Marys is our home and is such a special place, we want to share it with others!

What makes this apartment unique

Saint Marys offers 'southern hospitality' at its best! The local people are warm, inviting, and friendly and it is not uncommon for locals to include guests in social gatherings. If you visit Saint Marys, you will love it and many decide to make it home. A visiting friend once told us 'I never thought I would want to live any where but Atlanta where my family and children are, but I'm ready to call my boss and tell him I'm not coming back'!


St. Marys Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Large 'Master Bath'
  • Master Bath has garden Jacuzzi Spa Tub; large double vanities each with its own sink, wall-to-wall mirrow, and storage areas. In addition there is a large 'Walk-In Shower' with seat and separate, privately enclosed 'Water Closet'. Bath includes all bath linens.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large 'Master Bedroom' with Walk-In Closet
  • Beautifully Appointed and roomy bedroom with Full-size Walk-In Closet. Includes all Bed linens, pillows, throw, sitting area.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Maid Service can be arranged upon request at renters expense; Local Masage Therapist available at renters expense


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Wonderful in St Marys, GA

  • 5 of 5

We spent the month of January in the Captains Quarters. We were more than satisfied with our home away from home. The owner, Don Pierce was interesting to spend time with and was very helpful during our stay. The cottage was clean, very well decorated with a beautiful view of the wetlands of the St Marys river, Cumberland Island and Fernadino Beach across the river. We can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Captains Quarters is the most calm, peaceful place I believe I’ve ever stayed. The view from the deck is amazing, and Mr. Pierce is such a sweet and helpful man!! We hated to leave this little piece of paradise, but hope to have a return visit very soon! Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best view in St. Marys.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here in the summer for an extended stay and fell in love with it. Don was an amazing host, anything you needed, he was right there and ready to help. I highly recommend the Captains Quarters to anyone looking for a beautiful relaxing stay in St. Marys, that's walking distance to all of the downtown historic areas.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joshua, We so enjoyed having you and your wife as our guests. Thank you for your kind review. It is truly a joy to have guests such as you. We would love to have you stay with us again in the future.
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Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

Don is a great host. The apartment is fully equipped. Is is spacious with the best view in town.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Propery with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The "Captain's Quarters" was a fantastic place to spend our vacation. Beautiful tropical setting with amazing water/marsh views with the most spectacular sunrises - I intentionally awoke early just to enjoy the peaceful morning sunrises. The apartment was more than we could have hoped for - beautifully decorated, very spacious, extremely comfortable and close to all that St Mary's has to offer. Linda and Don were the perfect hosts - Don stopped by on our first day to welcome us and recommend things to see and do in the area. We've rented many times through VRBO and this was one of the best experiences we have ever had. We highly recommend a visit to St Mary's and the "Captain's Quarters" - you will not be disappointed. I hope we have another opportunity to visit this beautiful area and enjoy this fantastic home.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, Thank, first of all it was a pleasure having you and your husband stay with us, and we so appreciate you taking the time to write such a generous and glowing review of your stay! We are so happy that you left appreciating our special property as much as we do and would welcome a return visit from you any time! Thank you again for everything! Linda and Don
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Bewitching Southern Charm!!

  • 5 of 5

What a heavenly way to escape a northern winter. The 'Captain's Quarters' was a delightful mixture of sunsets, water birds on the marsh, peaceful views, the heady scent of Jasmine, and warm southern breezes. We enjoyed every moment! A perfect spot to explore Cumberland National Seashore, Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge and lots of places in Florida, as well as locally. Don and Linda created a beautiful living space and didn't miss a thing when it comes to the decorator décor, the easy comfort and the total charm of the Captain's Quarters. They were wonderful in every way and we highly recommend a stay with them in this little piece of heaven. You'll easily fall into it's bewitching charm.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan and Wayne -- what a "WONDERFUL" review of your stay with us!!!! You should be a professional writer, with your adorable description of your stay. Our wonderful guests, like the two of you, make our job as "landlords" so fun, and equally as enjoyable for us as it is for our guests. We so appreciate your visit and for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your stay. We would welcome your return any time! Linda and Don
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
JAX International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Local Bars and Restaurants
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Langs Marina
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Osprey Cove Resort & Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Local Restaurants
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Cumberland Island Nat'l Seashore via Ferry

Saint Marys is the "Gateway to the Cumberland Island National Seashore Park" accessed via Ferry ride that departs the Waterfront Marine twice per day. Visit:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $100

"Seasonal Pricing" applies to All Holiday weeks as well as designated dates;
Government Per Diem Accepted;
Damage protection may be required if traveling with Pets or children;
Pet Fee is $100 per pet

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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