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The Tabby Cottage - Deepwater Dock on Julienton-

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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. Call if you have more questions.

Property Manager
Chris Reddick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

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 Georgia

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.


4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

The Tabby Cottage - Deepwater Dock on Julienton-
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews

Great Location, Great value

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time at Tabby Cottage. The house is beautiful with a great front porch. We enjoyed walking out on the dock over the river. Shellman Bluff is a great location, with good seafood restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Ray A. for your great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our little piece of heaven at Shellman Bluff!!! Please come back to see us and Dave and Jane have said Thank you as well!! Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick 912.223.2361
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Georgetown, Kentucky

Very peaceful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

The Tabby cottage was everything we had hoped for. We had never vacationed in Georgia before, and we looked forward to visiting some of the attractions. We chose the Shellman bluff area, because it was centrally located between two of the places we intended to visit, Savannah and Saint Simon Island. The home was perfect for our party of five and a dog. The dog run area was really nice (even though my dog is not much of an outside dog) she did enjoy going in the dog run every morning and waiting for the locals who walked their dogs, to pass by and fed her treats. Everyone was soooo nice. The owner of the property was very helpful and welcoming, she made us feel right at home and treated us like part of her family. My husband and sister really enjoyed the covered fishing dock/pier a fisherman dream, and even if you don't fish, it was nice to just sit and watch the wildlife or relax in the breeze that seemed to flow continuously. I recommend a chartered boat trip with the property manager Chris's husband Allen, to Blackbeard and Saint Catherine's island. (Great shelling) and Chris makes some awesome sandwiches for the trip. If you decide you want to sight see, l, suggest you visit Saint Simon island, it's one the prettiest island I have ever visited. We had a wonderful stay and l highly recommend it. Also, you don't want to miss out on a visit to Savannah. Absolutely stunning town, with great history. The only bad thing was, our time went by too fast.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peace and Quiet - Beautiful house

  • 4 of 5

This is probably the nicest furnished and appointed house of the many we have rented over the years. It is large, the furniture is of good quality, the kitchen well equipped, and the house in general is very clean. More like staying at a friend's house than a rental. The large porch with rockers and ceiling fans was perfect for coffee and catching up on email in the morning using the fast and reliable wifi at the house. Soon after our arrival, the owners showed up to introduce themselves and bring us a bag of freshly-caught shrimp. They gave advice on local attractions and offered to ferry us over to Blackbeard Island which is accessible only by boat. Unfortunately we were unable to take advantage of that generous offer.

The house is set in a grove of large pine trees well off the road - not that road noise would be a problem as there is very little traffic on this dead-end road. A short walk past the owner's home leads to a 1000 foot boardwalk over the marsh to the large, covered dock on the river. This covered area is a great place to sit, read, and enjoy the breeze. The view of the river and marshes would be outstanding were it not for the three large, rather neglected boats moored at the dock. Also on the dock are two kayaks which we had looked forward to using to explore the river and creeks. However, these are "fishing" kayaks that are very large and heavy - not at all what we were used to using. I understand that the agent, Chris, can arrange kayak rentals given advance notice. The pool is nice, though located a few steps from the porches of the owner's house. The caretaker's house is also near the pool.

A short drive away is Speed's Kitchen which serves some of the best fried oysters, shrimp, and fish in the country. We have eaten seafood from Bar Harbor to Key West and Speed's is among the very best. Hunter's Cafe just down the road is a good place for lunch or a drink.

If you understand that Shellman Bluff is not Myrtle Beach and you just want a quiet place to spend a few days or perhaps bring your boat and fish - this is a great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you Mr. K for your explicit detail about the Tabby Cottage and hope you had a fabulous retreat from it all at The Bluff. You are right, The Bluff is for some folks but not everyone can disconnect as much as the saltwater is begging them to do. We hope to see you again. Let me know when I can reserve your dates. Warm Coastal Regards, Chris and The Owners 912.223.2361
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Lovely, quiet 3 bedroom rental midway between Savannah & Brunswick

  • 4 of 5

We chose this condo due the possibility my wheelchair-bound brother might be able to go with our family. While this was not to be, we spent a couple of nights here and found the condo which was built by the owner to be clean, nicely-adorned, roomy and quaint. The owners had left the lights on for us in addition to having homemade banana bread left in the fridge. We four did walk down to the end of the long pier more out of curiosity than anything else. We actually thought the photos posted and amenities listed on here were pretty representative of the property. Unlike some listings, 8 people could actually stay here with a degree of space and comfort. After spending a day in Savannah, we used "Tabby Cottage" as our home away from home for a couple of days while island hopping down to Jekyll and St. Simons Islands near Brunswick. We wouldn't hesitate for a moment renting this cottage if in the area in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for the great review of the Tabby Cottage for your getaway and how handicap accessible it was. We want others to know this property is not a condo however; it is a full size home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bath. You as well as others have admired how convenient and close to neighboring hot spots as well to visit for a simple day trip when you are ready for something other than fishing and being on the dock or golfing 18 holes. We appreciate that as well. Thank you again for visiting the Tabby Cottage and we welcome you back at any time. Warm regards, The Owners and Chris
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Pictures misrepresent

  • 2 of 5

Overlooking a pile of rubble and not the scenic marsh view is the reality. Plan on cleaning the kayaks before using them. The pool was not open and this was not disclosed either. The owners were very nice and the house very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As our photos illustrate, the Tabby Cottage is located on the same bluff as the property owner still with privacy and all the amenities stated in the description. The owners open the pool on Memorial Day and close on Labor Day as stated int he description as well. We understand Shellman Bluff might not be for everyone's tastes and likes and we hope you will call us with any questions you may have about the Tabby Cottage.
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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, waterviews, 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.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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!

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Townsend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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

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