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Private French Cottage W/ Garden & Heated Pool/ Spa

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4 adults, 2 children

Newly renovated and well appointed cottage in beautiful garden setting with private heated pool and hot dub plus large outdoor shower, all surrounded by a lush garden and palm trees with secure private fence. Perfect base from which to explore the Golden Isles. Easy access to amazing restaurants, shopping and beaches. Full kitchen for self catering, wifi, TV as well as washer and dryer. Fully fenced garden area is great for dogs and kids. Perfect for peaceful, hassle-free getaway or business retreat.


Owner
Melinda Roughton
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

About Melinda Roughton

We are empty-nesters with one son in college, and one son a lawyer in NYC. My husband and I have a commuter marriage. I live here on St. Simons Island and work as the Executive Director of Glynn County Family Connection (which works to benefit children and families in our community). My husband is the Managing Editor of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. We have a commuter marriage. My husband is a year or so away from retiring, and he travels most weekends, or I go up to Atlanta. We live in the main house here and rent the guest house. When guests are here, they have the entire garden and pool area in between the houses in total privacy. We stay at our house and in our front and side gardens. You won't see us, unless you want to.

Melinda Roughton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Melinda Roughton chose Saint Simons Heights

A Cote Cottage has been lovingly and fully renovated with beautiful tongue and groove ceilings and huge french doors that open to the lush garden and pool. There is total privacy with a large secured fence, so dogs (not more than one or two) can roam freely and can't get out. The bathrooms have beautiful custom tile and it is beautifully decorated throughout. Our property is priced realizing that you will need to drive (about 5-`10 minutes to the beach). Or, ride your bike (about 15 minutes).

What makes this cottage unique

A Cote Cottage has been lovingly and fully renovated with beautiful tongue and groove ceilings and large french doors that open to the lush garden and pool. There is total privacy with a large secured fence, so dogs (not more than one or two) can roam freely and can't get out. The pool is salt water, with a salt water hot tub attached. It is brand new with top-of the-line tiles and stone design. The bathrooms have new custom tile and it is beautifully decorated throughout. Our property is priced realizing that you will need to drive (about 5-`10 minutes to the beach). Or, ride your bike (about 15 minutes). Every guest has remarked on the total privacy and resort-like setting with the pool, hot tub and surrounding garden and palm trees that makes them want to just stay there and relax. There is a large outdoor shower so that you can watch the trees and sky while you wash! And, a gas grill allows for family cookouts while enjoying the pool and hot tub.

Amenities

Saint Simons Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor shower - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
St. Simons is a little known jewel on the Georgia coast with amazing history, nature and sophisticated dining, etc. perfect place to explore the coast from historic Savannah to Jacksonville. This cottage is perfect location for everything.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

Great place to stay! Love the pool!

  • 5 of 5

Always enjoy staying here, a home away from home! We love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

One of the most relaxing & enjoyable vacations we have had in a long time. This cottage met all of our needs & more. It is beautifully decorated inside as well as outside. The pool & gardens are exceptional & absolutely an oasis in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. Melinda & Bert are wonderful hosts who have made sure you have everything you need. The fenced in yard makes it worry free for your pets.

We enjoyed our stay so much we have already reserved for next Summer!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, gracious hosts, fabulous location, beautiful pool.

  • 5 of 5

We are thankful that we got to spend a week in this beautiful cottage. Our time relaxing by the pool was the best part of our trip. We would definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Even better than it looks in the pictures

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in the cottage for 2 weeks, late summer 2016. The hosts were amazing. It is small, but easily accommodated our party of 2 adults, 3 teens, and a toddler. It was hot in July but you will want to spend your time in the pool. The landscaping makes the backyard a true oasis. Tons of great food close by. Jekyll Island is a short drive. Highly recommended. We will be booking again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful week at the Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week in this cottage with my grandmother, two girls and our little labradoodle. The cottage was perfect for our family and was very cozy, quiet and private. Our girls loved playing in the heated pool and we also enjoyed the spa. The home is near Redfern Village with restaurants and shops, and a quick drive to the Village, Pier, Lighthouse, etc. and the beach. The owners were great and helped us with everything we needed. The house was equipped with everything we needed, was clean, and beautifully decorated. We can't wait to stay again. Thank you for a wonderful week in St. Simons!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A private oasis - perfect for us and our pups!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about our stay. First, the location is great - centrally located on the island and is just around the corner from restaurants, shopping and the beach. The neighborhood was easy to find and essentially pretty quiet. There was some construction on a house nearby during the day, but nothing that interfered with our trip. The cottage itself is smaller, but the space has been utilized well and suited us just fine. The outdoor space was fantastic and had several areas for relaxing, an outdoor shower (so helpful coming in from the beach!) and of course the great pool and spa. The fenced-in yard/garden was a major plus as we were able to let our two dogs run free without worry. The cottage overall had the essentials and the owner was incredibly helpful - very quick with responses (even when she was out of the country!) and made sure we were as comfortable as possible. A few things to note for those that stay (and you should!) - 1. As stated in other reviews, there is no cable. The Smart TV was a huge help, but we also brought our own HDMI hook-up so we wouldn't miss football. 2. If you bring your dogs (and again - you should!) - be sure to take note that the majority of the back yard is stone, so keep that in mind when it comes to paws as it can be rough. 3. The washer and dryer onsite was a HUGE help and very easy to navigate. With daily trips to the beach and pool, washing towels (which are provided) was a must. Also helped to have no dirty clothes when we arrived home!

Overall we were incredibly pleased with the rental and will absolutely plan to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Brunswick-Golden Isles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Gnats Landing
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Many courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blackwater
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended

Historic Savannah and St. Augustine are day trips away from this amazing location. Cumberland Island, a beautiful, wilderness islands about an hour away and well worth the trip.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

No guns are allowed on this property. No smoking anywhere.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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