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The Tabby Cottage - Deepwater Dock on Julienton-

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Deepwater views from the dock - and a mile from marina!

Large sitting porches with one screened in to enjoy the evening after a full day on the water or golfing 18 holes. Private dock privileges and minutes from ICW Marker 145 in Sapelo Sound. Three bedrooms and two full baths with luxury linens and fluffy towels. Comfortably accommodates 6 guests and could have children on blow up queen mattress. Crab and fish right off the dock and cook it up for dinner. Explore the unspoiled beaches of Blackbeard, Sapelo, St. Catherine's Ossabaw and Cabretta Islands. Stroll under our live oaks covered with resurrection fern and dripping with Spanish moss. Watch the dolphins parade through the waterways and the sea and shore birds feed in the salt water rivers and acres of marsh. The area is great for walking, biking, or golf carting to take it all in. Moderate temperatures are featured year round. Book a charter to not waste your time with 'fishing' for fish, and then you can do it on your own thereafter! Coastal Relaxation, Rejuvenation, and Refreshing are just a few comments we have heard from our guests during and after their visit to our Tabby Cottage. Come see for yourself. The property is set off to the west of the river and the property owner's private home. There is a walking path that will take you to the dock and all the fishing gear, kayaks, pool and your boat if you dock it up at the dock. The swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is also located next to the owners home on the side for privacy. The owner will not be swimming in the pool while guests are in the Tabby Cottage. Call if you have more questions.

Property Manager
Chris Reddick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Chris Reddick

The owners Dave and Jane Gilmour will do their very best to make your stay at the Tabby Cottage memorable and as relaxing as possible. They have a passion for the water and Coastal Georgia and wanted to share their Tabby Cottage with you.

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!

Why Chris Reddick chose Townsend

Belly up your boat to a private dock after launching in one of 3 marinas close by or 2 public boat ramps. Enjoy the kayaks, bicycles, swimming pool, grill, home amenities galore and we believe you will be back!!

What makes this house unique

Coastal Southeast Georgia with many amenities at your fingertips and within a mile or so; yet close enough to the 'big city' activities if you care to partake. Many do no wander farther than our local grocery store upon arrival. Some don't even get in their cars after they arrive. Either way, we believe you will see our 'Shifting Sands and a Slow Pace on the Georgia Coast' New York Times article in person.


Townsend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • one with tub and shower. All handicap accessible.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Lush linens
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , cozy queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins
  • Lush linens and blankets with a queen portable mattress with electric pump and linens. Extra pillows and blankets available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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The Tabby Cottage - Deepwater Dock on Julienton-
average rating of 4.6 based on 20 reviews

Totally Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This rental exceeded our expectations! It was everything they indicated, plus some. I originally had a concern about the length of the dock to the water, but the hike was Great for me and my pups. For the ones that couldn't handle the walk, they offered a golf cart :)

We plan to go back of they'll have us again.


  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you TF for your explicit comments regarding the Tabby Cottage. We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to the Georgia Coast and Shellman Bluff. One can sense the relaxation and rejuvenation you experienced at the cottage and "on the water" with your notes. The dock is a great place to gather thoughts and take in all the views, peace, and tranquility of the Shellman Bluff serenity. YES, WE will WELCOME you back at any time. Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick and the Property Owners
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Very peaceful retreat. Lovely little cottage and beautiful waterway.

  • 4 of 5

My family of four along with my sisters family of three spent a relaxing week at Tabby Cottage. Jane was so friendly and welcoming. The space was perfect for the seven of us. The dock walk was long but Jane ensured we had a golf cart to assist us. The children loved it. Just a couple of minor glitches with the outside cookware but nothing major. We would visit again. Lovely home and lovely owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mrs. TL for your review. We are making sure all outside cookware is in working order. I wish you would have reached out to me and I would have brought you over my low country boil cooker and made sure the propane grill was in working order. Our mission is to have top chef service for all amenities and luxuries we would expect in a vacation getaway. Again , we appreciate your visit and do hope you will return to the Tabby Cottage. Warm Regards, Chris Reddick
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Very peaceful getaway in the midst of God’s beauty

  • 5 of 5

The home was nestled on a beautiful piece of land with birds and wildlife abundant. A long walk would take you down to the water where a kayak awaits for those adventurous folks. The pool was not open yet as we came at the end of March. Our puppy loves to run free and play with the dogs on property and had a blast! Jane was super hospitable and Chris’s homemade bread left for us was a treat! The home spared no expenses with gorgeous flooring and luxurious bedding in all the rooms! The home had everything we needed for our getaway and our teens even loved the quick WiFi available since our Tmobile phones had no service anywhere in Townsend. The dollar general was a quick drive away and had everything we needed. Thanks for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly we appreciate your kind words of appreciation of the Coastal Georgia beauty and the Tabby Cottage. We love it when our guests experience relaxation, restoration, and rejuvenation taking in the salt air! We look forward to your return visit. Warm Regards, Chris, Jane, Dave and Ernie
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Beautiful & Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

We were only in town for the weekend but didn’t want to leave! Dave & Jane’s property is beautiful and they are very gracious hostess’s! We unfortunately didn’t get a chance to chat with Jane but we did with Dave, very nice man! If we get to go back we will most definitely try to book their place again! The house was homey, the property and the water view were spectacular! Just can’t say enough great things about it! I would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to the area!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected, one of the best VRBOs I've stayed in.

  • 5 of 5

We will definitely stay here again. 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure having you as our guest at the Fairway Drive Cottage. We look forward to your return and so happy you enjoyed your visit to Shellman Bluff. We like to keep our place a secret except for those we believe will truly enjoy our peace and quiet but some great times to be enjoyed!! Warm Regards, Chris Reddick and the Owner
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Very Chill

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed relaxing immensely!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you were able to chill and relax at the Tabby Cottage. Looking forward to your return soon! Warm Salt Coast Regards Chris Reddick and the Property Owners
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SAV - Savannah and JAX - Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hunters, Blackbeards, Boat Shed
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sapelo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sapelo Hammock 18-Holes Championship Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Coastal Highway 17 and I-95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hunters, Blackbeards & Speeds Kitchen
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
by boat St. Catherine's, Sapelo Island, St. Cather
Car: recommended

Fishing Kayaks, bicycles, golf cart, crab traps, fishing poles and swimming pool available at The Tabby Cottage for guests. Guests can dine on their catch and grill out on the porch and never leave the property while enjoying the dock, water views, and peace and quiet. BUT....restaurants, golfing, marinas for your boat launching, and more are within a 1-2 mile golf cart ride. Dock your boat up at the Tabby Cottage dock for the weekend or week!! Take a car ride to the National Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge with your bikes or go on the walking trail. Visit neighboring islands by a charter on a boat or by car.

The swimming pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It is also located next to the owners home on the side for privacy. The owner will not be swimming in the pool while guests are in the Tabby Cottage.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 5.0%

100% refund of deposit if cancelled within 30 days of reservations.
80% refund of deposit if cancelled within 20 days of reservations.
40% refund of deposit if cancelled within 10 days.

Guests will receive confirmation of availability and a Rental Agreement will be e-mailed to you. Upon receipt the guest will pre-pay one half of the reservation amount and the remaining balance due upon arrival. Rates are subject to change. Long-term rentals welcome!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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