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Aqua Bluff Cottage - Heart of Shellman Bluff, GA

Bedrooms 2
Space 926 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A short walk to marinas, golf course, and restaurants.

The Aqua Bluff Cottage features 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 2 bathrooms with showers, blow up mattress, open living-dining-kitchen area, washer-dryer, front sitting porch, side grilling and cooking porch, and back screen porch with a table for 6 to chill in the evenings after coming in off the water or off the links. Plenty of parking for your boat trailer, golf cart, car, truck and other toys. COME ENJOY!!!

Property Manager
Chris Reddick
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Chris Reddick

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!

The owners are avid nature lovers and have a passion for the water and our marshes in Northern McIntosh County. They would like to share their home with you in hopes you will see the beauty of the Coastal living for a short while at their Aqua Bluff Cottage.

Chris Reddick purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Chris Reddick chose Shellman Bluff

Ideal for families who want to be in the 'heart' of the Shellman Bluff happenings or in the quietness of their completely remodeled home and back screen deck. Come for a couple or nights or even longer. We will be happy to have you!


Shellman Bluff Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 926 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , oversized shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , oversized shower also
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , We have a blow up mattress for 2 more stored in the closet.
  • Queen size thick mattresses with all your linens, blankets, and pillows provided. Dresser drawer and closet space galore to get it out of your way.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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Aqua Bluff Cottage - Heart of Shellman Bluff, GA
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Gidget, Tina, and I had a wonderful time visiting Shellman Bluff, and our stay in the Aqua Blue Home

  • 5 of 5

Gidget, Tina, and I had a wonderful time visiting Shellman Bluff, and our stay in the Aqua Bluff cottage

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Aqua Bluff Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The house is charming. It is perfect for 2 couples, very cozy. The location is perfect and the home layout is great. Loved the screen porch. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU Mrs. L. for your gracious review. We appreciate your visit to the Aqua Bluff Cottage and look forward to your return visit. Warm Regards Chris Reddick and Matt (owner)
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was nice and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank YOU for your visit to the Aqua Bluff Cottage. We love it when our guests are pleased with the cottage and share with others! Please come back to see us!! Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris and the Property Owners
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The cottage was perfect. The description is very misleading.

  • 1 of 5

While the cottage is adorable the rest of our expectations fell short. Were there kayaks provided? Yes Could yo fish? Yes. But no public access makes that impossible. But you can pay the owners husband to take you out. And it's a good thing we didn't bring a boat or "toys" as they suggest because parking is slim. The house is crammed up against other houses/trailers. But don't worry the neighbors will tell you to dodge the dog poop on the way in. The grill was difficult at best it needs replaced. And, if you clean the back porch up you can have a lovely view of a discarded toilet and the neighbors back wall. No view no dock as shown in pictures (but they never say specifically that it yours to use ) Kudos on the inticing ad for the rental. It's bad when you complain to a local "someone in the know" and they already know who you rented from. Not the first time they heard this story. So sad we wasted our only vacation for the year on this and even more sad that it's probably the last one with our kids before college. No good memories there. Renters beware. Only nice thing was the actual cottage, just stay inside and like the sign says "daydream" and the neighbors at" pretend you are at the beach".

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are aware of the Shellman Bluff Coastal Life is not for everyone. We share with folks in our description the Aqua Bluff Cottage is about 4 homes away from the Shellman Bluff Fish Camp which will gladly launch the 2 kayaks that come with the home at the dock for you. We also understand those who don't bring a boat with them love to take a ride out for fishing or island hopping with some of the local captains. All part of the fishing village. As we further explain the closest beach by water is St. Simon's Island. We again believe Coastal Shellman Bluff is for those who want to come and relax and enjoy the fishing village atmosphere! Some folks may like something different. Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick and the Owner
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A gem in low country!

  • 5 of 5

After a hot day photographing wildlife at Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge, the ABC provided every amenity we needed. Big comfy beds, clean tiled showers, and stocked kitchen to prepare for the next day of exploring. Thank you Chris for a wonderful place to stay! We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear MM, Thank you for your comments about the Aqua Bluff Cottage in the heart of Shellman Bluff! We are so happy you enjoyed the Coastal Georgia wildlife and visit to the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge. There are so many adventures to explore and so happy you had a comfy place to relax in for your evenings together. We welcome you to come back and see us!! Spread the word to "only" those who you know will appreciate the beauty, peacefulness and relaxing on our Georgia Coast! :-) Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick and The Owners Matt and Nahcole
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Cute little cottage

  • 4 of 5

We arrived for our third visit to the area and our second time with Chris. The decor was very charming. The quiet fishing village of Shellman Bluff surprised us when it came to life at night. Tim enjoyed some of his time on the Sapelo Golf Course and taking a few trips out in the kayak. We had wonderful weather this year and enjoyed the beaches at Jeykll Island. We also took a day trip to Sapelo Island once again. Found the "Green Turnip" in Darien for fresh produce and made several trips to Sapelo Creek Seafood market. In close proximity we visited Blackbeards and Hunters. Thank you for a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and detailed adventures you experienced while visiting the Aqua Bluff Cottage. Please share what kept you from a 5-star review of the cottage. The owners and I continuously strive to make improvements in our accommodations so the Aqua Bluff Cottage is just right for our guests. We have learned some folks' interest simply vary from the Fisherman's Village and Golfing Community atmosphere of Shellman Bluff. We sincerely appreciate your visiting the Aqua Bluff Cottage and welcome you back any time. Warm Salt Coast Regards, Chris Reddick - Property Manager and The Owners
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
SAV - Savannah and JAX - Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Hunters, Blackbeards, Boat Shed
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Sapelo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.04 Miles
Sapelo Hammock 18-Holes Championship Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Coastal Highway 17 and I- 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Hunters, Blackbeards & Speeds Kitchen
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
by boat St. Catherine's, Sapelo Island, SSI
Car: recommended

The Marsh Life Cottage is nestled in the heart of Shellman Bluff and literally you could walk to everything you wanted or needed. Many folks trailer their golf cart down and leave the truck keys on the counter and never get in. They will either drive the boat or drive the golf cart down to the golf course.

The Marsh Life Cottage has been completely remodeled down to the bones of the home, for an inviting family getaway location. The coastal colors in the home just pop with your comfort thought of throughout the 2 bedroom, 2 bath, and everything you need for your getaway.

Enjoy the local restaurants within walking distance and a couple about 6 miles away. Put your boat in at one of the 3 Shellman Bluff marinas and get your catch of the day grilled up on your grill at the cottage!

If you are up for a venture out day, Savannah and Brunswick and the Golden Isles are just a short car ride away to take in more than you could see in a day. Most folks say they never went past Coastal Highway 17 their entire vacation. Nothing like disconnecting, unwinding, and getting to know your family in the beautiful setting.

Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge is a great state park to take in all the beauty of the coast with birds, trails, trees, flowers and more to enjoy by foot or on bicycles.

Kayaking has also become the RAVE here on the Coast and we can set you out on the rivers or take you to an island for tootling around out there and come and pick you up.

Many fishermen agree with having a captain show them the drops, holes, tackle, and bait to use on their first day out on the water and then put the tips they picked up to use the rest of their getaway. We can make that happen for you as well.

Our Marsh Life Cottage has plenty of porch area to enjoy the draping live oaks and take in the smells of the saltwater. Many folks come to live on the coast as they find the saltwater to be healing and peaceful. Come check it out for yourself. Relax, Refresh, and Rejuvenate!!!

Let us know if you have any other questions prior to booking The Marsh Life Cottage and we can do our very best to accommodate you and your family.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refresh & Clean $75
Tax Rate 5.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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