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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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The Tabby Cottage - Deepwater Dock on Julienton-
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 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 clean and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time while staying here. We crabbed and shrimped on the dock. Caught more than enough shrimp to be able to fish, fry, and have a low country boil. The owners are more than eager to help with any need you have. My son especially loved the pool. We definitely will be returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mark for your review of the Tabby Cottage. We are glad you enjoyed our secret Coastal Shellman Bluff Georgia. Relax, refresh, and rejuvenate is what we like to hear through the reviews, and it was obvious you did all the above. Give me a call when you would like to come back to see us. Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick and the Property Owners Dave and Jane
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Wonderful place, wonderful people!

  • 5 of 5

The house and the dock and the pool make for a wonderful vacation! Jane and Dave, the owners, are generous and helpful. We will return soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We LOVE it when our guests truly enjoy the beauty of our Georgia Coastal Serenity!! Thus why Jane and Dave named their space Serenity Bluff!! We welcome you to call us again when you would like to refresh and rejuvenate at the Tabby Cottage. Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick and Jane, Dave, and Ermie
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Perfect halfway spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been looking for a place to meet my in laws half way between Florida and South Carolina. This place was absolutely perfect and allowed us to spend some quality family time together. We loved fishing off the dock and the kids had a blast in the golf carts and the pool. The owners were the nicest people and we enjoyed getting to know them as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Tabby Cottage and Shellman Bluff area. We love to hear how families reconnect, rejuvenate, and revitalize together. Please call us when you would like to return! Chris Reddick and the Owners Property Manager
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We loved the tabby cottage and the owners were really nice and accommodating.

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time. The only thing that I wish were different was there weren’t a bunch of boats in the way at the dock. There was little room to fish. Other than that is was great.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners and I appreciate your feedback. Our waterways and docks seem to handle multiple boats tied up at one dock. We will move the boats that can be anchored out in the river the next time you come. Just remind me!! Thank YOU! Chris Reddick and the Property Owners
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The Tabby Cottage was an excellent chose for visiting Shellman Bluff.

  • 5 of 5

Having friends living at Shellman Bluff, the Tabby Cottage gave us a larger location to all meet at. The owners were so good at wanting to help us if problems occurred ( which they didn't) and the use of the golf cart and dock for our boat made it so much easier. We will surely visit this location again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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