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Loggerhead Turtle Cottage~Super Amenities~5 Blocks:Waterfront&Cumberland Ferry

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Here is the cottage and the connecting walk to the common patio

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom,1 Bath~Across From Marsh, Downtown St. Marys, 5 blocks to Waterfront

This 800 sq ft cottage is loaded with light and boasts ten windows, nine French doors and has hardwood flooring and ceramic tile throughout. Pocket doors disappear to provide a modern open floor plan with light traveling unobstructed from the North River sunrise to the sun room sunset.

When I acquired this property in 2002, this free standing detached cottage had to wait it's turn while the main house and upstairs apartment remodels were completed. Many nights were spent with graph paper designing the cottage remodel inch by precious inch. Modern conveniences were incorporated: a private laundry center, full kitchen replete with dishwasher, built in microwave, bar top seating, slide in stove and pass through, a pamper walk in shower with dual heads on opposing walls and a king sized sleigh bedroom just off the bath. All interior doors were changed to pocket doors......to allow closing off rooms without doing the 'door dance.' In 2007, the cottage remodel came to fruition and in 2009, the sun room addition completed my vision of what the cottage should be. Guests now have more room to stretch out and relax.

It was fun to take such a clean line modern space and take a more contemporary approach with furnishings. There is a micro suede queen sleeper sofa, love seat and ottoman as you enter into the sun room. In one corner there is a small office area with a writing desk and filing cabinet. Providing additional storage are some vintage corner cabinets. The sun room seats seven. The queen sleeper sofa allows extra guests private sleeping quarters. To ensure that all guests are equally comfortable, we installed a separate A/C return just for the sun room.

As you leave the sun room and enter the sitting room, there is another full sofa, leather love seat, coffee table and corner chair with four rush bar stools at the bar top providing seating for ten. There is a 42' flat screen in there along with a DVD player and movie collection. We loaded the wall above the bar top with light hearted coastal artwork. There is a fee standing armoire that allows extra closet storage.

Your bedroom awaits you with a very comfortable King sized sleigh bed, gorgeous stained glass above the headboard, another TV/DVD player atop the drawered bureau at the footboard and a private entrance to the bath. From the bedroom French doors, you can spy the North River Marsh.

A 'common' patio area separates the cottage from the main house and upstairs apartments. Charcoal grill, fire pit and tables and chairs for eight welcome al fresco entertaining.

Beautiful magnolia trees attract a wide variety of birds on the property and bird baths are busy with activity. The trees are peppered with soothing wind chimes and the breeze off the marsh makes them sing.

This is an established older neighborhood bordering the marsh in downtown St. Marys. From the property, you can watch boats making their way through North River as they begin and end a day on the water. Several times a day, you can spot the Cumberland Ferry as she travels to and fro from St. Marys to the Island.

Whether you are vacationing, looking for property, or working, Loggerhead Turtle Cottage will be your perfect home away from home. Of all my rental units, this cottage is the most desired for its design, economy of space, energy efficiency, open floor plan, modern furnishings and privacy.
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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We will not rent to vacationing students or singles under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an adult guardian or parent....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    While no smoking is allowed in the apartment, it is allowed on the outside property....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved Dogs are welcome with a signed pet agreement, proof of inoculations, $100 NON refundable pet cleaning fee and $250 refundable pet deposit. Pets are not allowed on furniture or in or on the beds. Cats are not allowed due to allergies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Interior sitting room opens through double hung French pocket doors into the bedroom. A very comfortable King sized sleigh bed awaits you with a chest of drawers, bedroom TV and DVD, nightstands and lamps. The bedroom has a private entrance to the bathroom and walk in shower. Another set of double hung french doors open onto a small covered porch. Beautiful coastal art work adorns the walls. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • There is a large walk in tiled shower(room for two!) with dual shower heads on opposing walls with sliding glass doors. More stained glass and artwork, a full length mirror, well lit vanity and sink with drawers and shelves for bath towels, beach towels and toiletries. Blow dryer and start up toiletries are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Beach cruisers are available by reservation (at no charge). There are beach chairs and a cooler. Binoculars and bird book, cottage notebook with menus, maps and area attractions, sewing repair kit, office supplies (tape, stapler, staple remover, paper clips, pens and pencils). ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast Cable with basic channel lineup....moreless

  • Television:

    42' flat screen in sitting room and smaller flat screen in master bedroom....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    St. Marys is a wonderfully friendly downtown community. People wave, stop and chat as they go about their walks, jogs, bike rides and golf cart outings. Lots of reasons for parades and celebrations!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Four can eat at the bar top and another four at the coffee table, or you can take the party outside to the patio for al fresco entertaining. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Electric central heat and air, along with ceiling fans....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Electric Kenmore washer/dryer stack...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric central heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Comcast high speed WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Cuddlebed mattress pads are provided for both the master bed and the queen pull out, along with pillows & cases, sheet sets, cotton blankets, electric blankets, bedspreads, shams and fleece throws....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The cottage actually has TWO living rooms: the sun room and the sitting room....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off street parking in the grass just off the street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Biltmore bath, hand and wash cloths (set of 6 each) along with 4 beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Electric Kenmore washer/dryer stack....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffee 8 cup with auto shut off....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Pyrex baking dishes, storage containers, cooking utensils, plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery for eight. Also coffee grinder, wine opener, rice strainer, colander, & electric hand mixer....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Dishwasher, garbage disposal, electric/ manual can openers, coffee pot, toaster, mixer, Crock Pot, Cuisineart pots and pans, measuring cups/spoons, colander, mixing bowls, knife block & cutting board....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Slide in electric, self cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Start up supplies such as coffee and teas are provided along with paper towels,coffee filters, spices, plastic zip lock bags, aluminum foil and cleaning supplies. Bug spray, flashlight, home tool kit....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Beach cruisers available by reservation (at no charge) on a first come, first serve basis. Manual bike pump/guage is provided. Helmets and locks are not provided. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Common patio separates the cottage from the main house and the upstairs apartment with a fire pit, charcoal grill and tables and chairs for eight....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are some nice garden areas on a large half acre lot....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$158
$735 $1,890
My standard rate
Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$142
$615 $1,607
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$135
$575 $1,530
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Refundable Deposit $250
  • Clean/restock/linen fee $100
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Minimum $100 cleaning/restocking/linen fee per visit. For a month stay or longer, $200 cleaning/restocking/linen fee is required.

Government per Diem is accepted.

Georgia sales tax of 7% is collected on the first 90 days of a stay; anything beyond is not taxed.

St. Marys bed tax of 6% is collected on the first 30 days of a stay; anything beyond is not taxed.

Refundable $250 Reservation/security deposit and entire rental amount is due with short term bookings. Monthly: Half rent is due 60 days before arrival, Last half rent is due 2 weeks before arrival. Preferred payment is personal check drawn on a US bank, but Visa and Mastercard are accepted.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Jacksonville International Airport, Florida
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Seagles Saloon
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Cumberland Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Trident Lakes, Kings Bay Naval Base
1 Miles
Nearest Train
St. Marys Railroad
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cedar Oak Cafe
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Cumberland Island National Sea Shore:

Cumberland Island is a must see/do while you are here.....you get tickets at the National Park Service Office (and they have a pretty cool gift shop upstairs) and buy your ferry tickets at Lang's Seafood Office at the waterfront. Beautiful, pristine beaches, shelling, wild horses and old Carnegie homes for the history buff in you. Here is an 800 #

Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia. The park is the home to approximately 36,000 acres of pristine maritime forest, undeveloped beaches, freshwater lakes, wide brackish marshes and over 9,800 acres of Congressionally designated Wilderness. The Seashore was authorized by Congress in 1972 and is administered by the National Park Service.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia is a phenomenal place dedicated to conservation, education and rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. Jekyll also has bike paths all around the island for bicyclists.

Museums:

In St. Marys, there is a Submarine Museum loaded with all sorts of artifacts.............and there is National Park Service Cumberland Island Museum as well. The Georgia Radio Museum and Hall of Fame is now open at the St. Marys Convention and Visitor Bureau.

Libraries:

We have a St. Marys Public Library on Herb Bauer Drive, our County Public Library is in Kingsland, and we also have a Bryan Lang Historical Library at the County seat in Woodbine.

Fernandina Beach, Florida is my favorite place, besides Cumberland to walk the beach, sun, swim and play. Downtown Fernandina is loaded with shops and restaurants and bars. The downtown marina is full of boaters navigating up and down the Intercoastal waterway. (The marina office also sells nautical charts of the area.) Fernandina has done a beautiful job with their downtown district. They have a huge annual art show, the Shrimp Festival, the second weekend in May. It’s impossible to go there and not come away with a treasure. They also have a silk stocking district with interesting architecture......Pippi Longstocking was filmed in one of those houses. Fort Clinch is a state park there with bike paths and nice beaches as well.

Folkston, Georgia has a train center, the Folkston Funnel with a train watching platform for the 60 or so trains that pass thru daily, and also an entrance to the Okefenokee Swamp Park, designated a National Wilderness Area: 700 square miles of land, water and wildlife in South Georgia and North Florida.

St. Augustine, Florida If you like to photograph birds, the Alligator Farm

is terrific. They have rare and exotic birds, reptiles, and mammals. They just in the last while added a zip line course over their Zoological Park.............my friends did it and were grinning for days. St. Augustine is also home to the Ripley Believe it or Not Museum and the Potter Wax Museum, the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, World Golf Museum, Imax theatre, the Fountain of Youth, San Sebastian Winery, the Castillo de San Marcos National Fort, Mantanzas National Monument, Marineland and a beautiful waterfront and marina, peppered with interesting shops and restaurants and bars.

Savannah, Georgia

A little bit more of a trek, but so worth it. The town is steeped in history, beautiful architecture, parks, restaurants and shops. The waterfront is inviting with walks, benches, boat traffic and interesting shops, bars and tourists. Tybee Island is just a little further and sports a great beach.

Fishing

You can fish off downtown at the fishing pier at the waterfront park, or at the Meeting St. boat ramp. You can also charter fishing expeditions.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: Believe it or not, I am FROM St. Marys! I am Elizabeth Gray and I have always known that St. Marys is special. My sisters and I had an idyllic childhood here in our sweet little corner in SE Georgia. So many good memories.....loving parents, wonderful friends, roller skating and bike riding and boating and flying over the town (my Dad was a pilot and ran the little airfield for a time). Walking to elementary school with my mom (she was my third grade teacher and I don't think I've ever gotten into as much trouble as I did in her class! Everyone kept telling me that I was the teacher's pet and I think I must have started to believe them.....not so much!) Playing on my first softball team, getting my first job as a fifth grader at the local library (when it was on the second floor of Orange Hall).....those books smelled so good and I even had my own little desk and stamp! And got paid!!! From my mom and dad's front porch was where I started my first little business: a summer craft camp where children came and created artwork, played croquet, rode bikes, did cemetery rubbings, learned karate, performed plays and learned how to pitch a tent on overnight camping trips. This was probably the prelude that led me to a management degree and the creation of Gray's Gallery and Custom Frame Shop in 1981. It's hard to believe that was over 30 years ago. For about as long as I've had the shop, I've been in the rental business. In 2003, I entered a different phase of rental property: the 'Vacation Rental Business.' I've met many wonderful people, made some lifelong friends and have been very busy ever since! Hopefully, I'll meet you!

Why the Owner Chose Saint Marys, GA, USA:
Since I can remember, I have always loved this downtown St. Marys home. I have many fond memories of pick up softball and kick ball games played with childhood friends in this neighborhood. When the property became available for sale, I immediately put a binder on it. Truman and Ada Pease built the main house in 1947 as an upstairs/downstairs duplex. Sometime in the late seventies, the garage was converted to an apartment as well. The potential of the detached cottage intrigued me.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
There was always something about this home that attracted me to it. (1) its juxtaposition on the corner property itself, (2) the two story brick house with detached cottage, and (3) the marsh views & breezes afforded from the front yard. While there are shade trees, the property itself is sunny and bright. Love the hardwood floors and all the windows, and the different living levels, decks and patios. No matter where you are, it feels private. Over the years, I have collected some really pretty antiques and have framed some beautiful artwork. It was so much fun to scatter some of my favorite things here for you to enjoy!


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Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Here is the cottage and the connecting walk to the common patio

    Here is the cottage and the connecting walk to the common patio

  • Pleasant outdoor patio with fire pit, charcoal grill and tables/chairs for eight

    Pleasant outdoor patio with fire pit, charcoal grill and tables/chairs for eight

  • Front door entrance into sunroom, sitting area/kitchen, then bedroom & bath area

    Front door entrance into sunroom, sitting area/kitchen, then bedroom & bath area

  • Queen sleeper sofa in Sun Room, Dan Goad's heron painting

    Queen sleeper sofa in Sun Room, Dan Goad's heron painting

  • Sunny sun room with queen sleeper sofa, desk area, love seat/club chair/ottoman.

    Sunny sun room with queen sleeper sofa, desk area, love seat/club chair/ottoman.

  • Looking thru sitting area into bedroom separated by      French pocket doors.

    Looking thru sitting area into bedroom separated by French pocket doors.

  • Another Dan Goad heron painting and wicker chair in Sitting Area

    Another Dan Goad heron painting and wicker chair in Sitting Area

  • From bar top/sitting area to Sun Room

    From bar top/sitting area to Sun Room

  • A glance thru the pass thru at the bar into the kitchen:  fully equipped!

    A glance thru the pass thru at the bar into the kitchen: fully equipped!

  • East Lake night tables/lamps, Art Lamay's coastal birds, Sherrie's stained glass

    East Lake night tables/lamps, Art Lamay's coastal birds, Sherrie's stained glass

  • A glimpse of the laundry washer dryer stack just beyond pocket door to  kitchen

    A glimpse of the laundry washer dryer stack just beyond pocket door to kitchen

  • A glimpse beyond the vanity to the walk in shower with sliding glass doors

    A glimpse beyond the vanity to the walk in shower with sliding glass doors

  • Sun room entrance to Loggerhead Turtle Cottage and connecting walk

    Sun room entrance to Loggerhead Turtle Cottage and connecting walk

  • The cedar shake and original brick combination worked for a warm cottage feeling

    The cedar shake and original brick combination worked for a warm cottage feeling

  • Front door in Sun room, horseshoe crab compliments of Cumberland Island

    Front door in Sun room, horseshoe crab compliments of Cumberland Island

  • Writing desk, router and ethernet connection, filing cabinet in Sun Room

    Writing desk, router and ethernet connection, filing cabinet in Sun Room

  • Vintage corner cabinets in the sun room leading into the sitting area & bar top.

    Vintage corner cabinets in the sun room leading into the sitting area & bar top.

  • Leather love seat in sitting room looking back at coastal artwork/kitchen area

    Leather love seat in sitting room looking back at coastal artwork/kitchen area

  • Looking back from bedroom to bar top/seating, artwork & pocket doors to sunroom.

    Looking back from bedroom to bar top/seating, artwork & pocket doors to sunroom.

  • Galley kitchen, bright and light and functional

    Galley kitchen, bright and light and functional

  • VERY comfy King Sleigh Bed, art/stained glass, bureau and TV/DVD player.

    VERY comfy King Sleigh Bed, art/stained glass, bureau and TV/DVD player.

  • From bedroom looking through 2 sets of pocket doors to the Sun room french doors

    From bedroom looking through 2 sets of pocket doors to the Sun room french doors

  • From bed to bath: well lit mirror and vanity, stained glass, plush linens, art.

    From bed to bath: well lit mirror and vanity, stained glass, plush linens, art.

  • Deluxe walk in shower (room for 2), dual heads, sliding shower doors, OOOH la la

    Deluxe walk in shower (room for 2), dual heads, sliding shower doors, OOOH la la

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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