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Amazing Cottage steps to East Beach, huge open deck, sleeps 8

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Amazing 3 bd, 2 bth beach cottage, open air deck, outdoor shower

Salty Kiss Cottage, By the Sea, is just a few steps to the best part of the best beach on St. Simons Island (Olive Way public access steps from East Beach @ Coast Guard Station) .

Salty Kiss Cottage is beautifully decorated with hard wood floors, fully equipped kitchen, big comfortable beds, TVs, a big open expansive deck and an outdoor shower to wash the salty kiss of the Atlantic off of you after a long, fun day at the beach. On top of that, we provide all the beach essentials – chairs, umbrella, boogie boards, cooler, etc.

The deck is huge and extra special. Being on a corner lot, you get a big, expansive, open feeling like you’re on top of the world. You do not get that lost in a crowded condo-jungle feeling like on other parts of Saint Simons where houses and condos lay chock-o-block like sardines in a can.

There is plenty of parking (at least six+ cars) which is really convenient now that they are planning to charge folks to park at the East Beach Coast Guard Station lot.

Salty Kiss Cottage is far and away your surest and fastest way to clock onto Island Time on Saint Simons!

What is "Island Time," you might ask. Island Time is that that singular wink in time when in your soul knows paradise is found. You know you’ve (inexorably and for now) left the rat race behind. You wake up to the soothing sounds of the surf and birds singing, rather than at the shrill shriek of an alarm clock. On Island Time everything is more vivid: food tastes better, laughs ring heartier, and time slows down to a molasses-like drip, drip, drip. The experience of Island Time on Saint Simons Island is the open secret (shhhhhhh) that will keep bringing you back year after year (like it does us).

Recommendations to make the best of your Salty Kiss Cottage:

You can walk down to Ocean Motion and rent bikes to scoot around the island. Visit the village and pier. It is fun to take a long walk on a long pier at the ocean’s edge of the village. Strolling in and out of the village shops is also fun. If you like ice-cream you must make it to Moo Cow on Ocean Blvd near the village. Crazy good flavors. And if BBQ is your speed, make your way to Southern Soul BBQ @ the Demere traffic round-a-bout. Oinking good! If you love to work-out suggest you get a day or week pass at Saint Simons Health and Fitness Club.

Ranging farther afield – the Jacksonville Zoo is amazing as Zoo’s go. Shopping @ outlet stores in Darien is fun (as shopping goes). And for the ultra-adventurous, there is always Alligator wrestling (just kidding).

One more thing. If you need a bigger place for you and your clan we also offer the Sassy Peach Cottage (VRBO: 665232) which lays a literal stone’s throw from the Village on Fish Fever lane. It is inviting, super spacious, really nicely decorated and has a huge (heated) pool in the back yard (with a legit deep end)!

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About The Owner

We, Tracy and JD, have moved back to the Golden Isles after our peripatetic ways. We now knit four finger gloves and watch the sun set in the East. Seriously, we are both Southern bred. Im a proud Volunteer in a family of Bulldogs. Tracy is the architect of the classy Salty Kiss Cottage style: inviting, fun, relaxing, your perfect passport to clock onto Island Time. Whether you are a long time SSI denizen or a newbee we would be happy to give you tips on how to make your stay at Salty Kiss Cottage more enjoyable and memorable. Just drop us a line.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2015

Why The Owner chose Saint Simons Island

We bought the Salty Kiss Cottage in 2015. JD wanted to call it "French Kiss Cottage", but Tracy preferred “Salty Mouth Cottage” (indicative of her propensity to use color in her language). So we joined the two into one and named it “Salty Kiss Cottage” which captures the whole mood of the place. Marriage is all about the compromise, right?

We already own and rent out Sassy Peach Cottage over by the Village and had been looking for the perfect place near our favorite beach (East Beach @ Coast Guard Station) to have the full SSI experience.

A couple of times a year our rather large extended family descends onto the island to join us on our sojourns back to the US. Thus, Salty Kiss Cottage is decorated and laced with lots of love. We hope that you enjoy it as much as our family does ...

What makes this cottage unique

The best part of Salty Kiss Cottage is its proximity to the best beach on SSI. The big, open deck is great for BBQ, entertaining or romantic star gazing. The inside is Seaside Cottage decor and whisks you to Island Time. The outdoor shower is really handy and having all of the beach necessities prepared for you means less hassle and more fun. It is the perfect location to make memories with family and friends!!!!


Saint Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Doberman Pinschers, Akitas, Wolf-hybrids, Mastiffs, Great Danes or Huskies
  • No loud music or loud noises (that might be nuisance to neighbors) after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Shared with first floor living area with separate doors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , 2nd floor shared by two guest brms upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master stands ALONE on 1st floor/living level w/TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , Two twin bunk and 1 twin/1full bunk + TV, chair
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , closet, sitting area, TV
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Any issue just give us a call and we'll come a runnin ... or give you the best advice east of the missip


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Amazing Cottage steps to East Beach, huge open deck, sleeps 8
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Great Vacation Home!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Salty Kiss Beach Cottage ... It was perfect for us, walking distance to the beach and a very short drive to everything on St. Simons Island. The home is lovely and very well decorated in beach décor, my only complaint is that we didn't get to stay long enough!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best solution to your problem: stay longer (lol)
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this is a very clean, attractive beach house with many amenities. It is a close walk to large beach

  • 5 of 5

St Simons in winter is very quiet allowing for long walks on a great beach. Restaurants are short drive from house.

House is well stocked inside and has bikes and other sporting equipment.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing house by the beach!

  • 5 of 5

I love this house. Had fun on the beach just a hop, skip and jump away. The house itself had everything we needed. Beach gear, outdoor shower, ample parking for all our cars, big deck. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thx for staying! y'all come back soon now.
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Wonderfully surprised!

  • 5 of 5

Salty Kiss Cottage was great, perfect location yet tranquil in nature. Stayed with another family of four and found it to be spacious enough. Deck was wonderful for morning coffee, afternoon breaks and evening wind-downs. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home with everything we could need available. Kids loved basketball and ping pong and very easy walk to the beach. We loved the big porch and lovely area perfect for family vacation. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying and welcome back anytime!!!
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A clean, well-lighted place

  • 5 of 5

We were two families. Space was a bit tight as we had 5 kids in tow. We managed. The place was everything we expected and then some. Very clean, well lit, friendly island vibe. Loved early morning walks on the beach. Loved the spacious deck and ping pong table. Really enjoyed visiting the local sights ... especially ft frederica. Would recommend this place to anyone who wants to enjoy themselves.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ah, a Hemingway fan, methinks. glad you and your family and friends enjoyed your stay. we look forward to having you back again someday. And we do have a bigger property ... Sassy Peach Cottage ... in case you want more space.
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ziggy Mahoney's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
East Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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