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Marshbreeze...on Tidal Creek with Marsh View

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 1/2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This house has a screened-in porch, 57 ft. long, looking out over the marshes and a tidal creek with a view of Sapelo Island in the distance. Adjacent to the porch is a 16X18 ft. deck. Sit in our Hot Springs hot tub at night on that deck under a canopy of brilliant stars, undiminished by civilization's lights. There are five sets of french doors that open onto the porch on the southeast side. Open the front door and the french doors, and a gentle breeze blows through the whole house. Yet the whole house is quite private. Our house is adjacent, but away from your viewscape. No other neighbors are visible.

The kitchen overlooks the great room, with a view of the marsh through three sets of French doors. The master bedroom suite is on one side of the house, with the other two bedrooms on the other side. Two bedrooms, with King size beds and high-thread-count linens have French doors that open up to the porch. Or sleep on the bed on the porch, if you like. An office and den and the dining room is on the northwest. They overlook an almost private lagoon, that you can fish in and is full of wildlife and exotic birds, which include wood storks, black-crowned night -herons, white ibis', great egrets and snowy egrets, little blue herons, tri-colored herons, green herons, hooded mergansers and pileated woodpeckers. Porpoises will occasionally forage in the tidal creek right next to the house. The third bedroom, with a queen bed, views the lagoon and a corner of the marsh. We also have an office (with a futon) that faces the lagoon. If you just want to hang out, we have a flat screen HDTV, Blu Ray player, Netflix instant stream movies, plus a wonderful sound system.

Two sit-on-top double kayaks and one canoe are on-site, making it easy to get on the tidal creek right from our property. We also have eight bikes (five fat tire adult and three youth of various sizes). If you bring your own, we recommend fat tire bikes if you plan on riding on any of the many sandy roads. However there are many good rides for skinny tire bikes. For motor boats, there is a public launch for a fee (back-in trailer for free) a few miles away. Take your own boat out to Sapelo Island (within sight of the house) and its beautiful beaches, or take the $2 ferry from it's launch a mile away. Drive 25, min. to the Harris Neck Wildlife Reserve and see the finest bird rookeries on the Georgia Coast and probably the whole southeast Atlantic Coast.

Please note that we offer a 10% discount for returning guests.

Keywords: tidal creek,lagoon,pond,water,birds,deck,porch,hot tub,wildlife,kayaking,Sapelo,kayaks,wood storks,egrets,herons

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About The Owner

Susan until 09/09 was director of Canopy Studio, an aerial arts teaching and performing center in Athens, GA. Don built Canopy Studio and did the rigging and technical work there. He now makes carbon fiber dance trapezes and sells them all over the world. Susan still teaches some workshops and master classes around the country, but mostly she teaches occasional workshop/retreats to aerialists that come from around the country to the aerial dance studio that Don built next to Marshbreeze (which opended April, '13).

They met in New York City (where Susan taught and performed and Don was a commercial photographer) before moving to the SF bay area for 9 years, then to Athens for 10 years. Now they are full time in Darien.

The Owner purchased this house in 2006

Why The Owner chose Darien

We decided that we love the marsh more than the beaches. There is so much wildlife just off our deck. It never gets dull. One minute it is tranquil with a golden glow sunset. Then, other times we are treated with a symphony of thunder and lightning. We like the proximity to Savannah as well as the civilized Jacksonville airport.

What makes this house unique

Fabulous for bird watchers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your house and the spectacular surroundings. We took the boats our

in the lagoon and enjoyed your bikes, as well. The hot tub is a great addition.
May 2009
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Darien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • Also a shower outside next to hot tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • office - 1 double , futon in an office
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (2), Queen beds (1), Double bed (1) + 1 single on porch
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
8 Bikes, two 1 - 3 person sit-on-top kayaks, Canoe, and Wheel Chair Ramp


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)

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Marshbreeze...on Tidal Creek with Marsh View
average rating of 4.882353 based on 57 reviews
Tunbridge, Vermont

Lovely marsh views

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Marshbreeze. It is a well-stocked comfortable home. The hosts are readily accessible and helpful. The creeped in porch affords incredible marsh views. Unfortunately, I was sick for the entire visit, but, as my husband said, “At least it’s a great place to be sick,” i’m Looking forward to a return visit so I can more fully enjoy the marshes and the wonderful seafood in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice house on the marsh!

  • 5 of 5

We really liked staying here. Although the weather was not ideal, we made the most of it. The hot tub was a definite plus.

The house is furnished nicely and has a gas fireplace that we ran all the time. The outdoor patios were nice as well.

It is stocked with a good amount of cooking supplies and a pantry with some basic necessities.

The owners live across the street. Nice people. Not intrusive but they definitely keep an eye on the place. You will meet them during your stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. We would love to see you again.
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Beautiful home, incredible views and excellent owners.

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this home. Beautiful views of marsh and access for biking, kayaking and town of Darien. Beds and living room super comfortable for sleeping taking afternoon naps with fresh marsh breezes. I will definitely book this home again!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We all loved having you -- and I mean the whole neighborhood. Of course they all liked you, but your border collies stole the show!
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Athens, GA


  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a nice weekend getaway. The house had everything you could possible think of and the views in the morning were breath taking. The house was clean and spacious, and there was plenty of room for 8 of us. Don was very helpful with check in and communicating before hand. My group of friends and I really enjoyed relaxing on the porch that overlooked the marsh. The house is also conveniently located 40 minutes from St. Simons and about an hour from Savannah. We loved our stay and hope to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nice to have y'all. Glad you enjoyed yourselves, and you left the place in great shape for 8 people.
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Raymond Mississippi

Wonderful,Awesome, Beautiful I had the time of my life! Thanks so much. I hope to stay again!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, wonderful views,

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you. You got out early and I missed saying goodbye. Nice to have guests who appreciate the area so much -- in good weather and bad.
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Peaceful, relaxing retreat with plenty to keep everyone busy.

  • 4 of 5

My family just spent 5 days at Marshbreeze and we loved it. My sons (both in their 20's) have very different interests. One is "outdoorsy", the other is not. Both were very happy at Marshbreeze and are interested in returning in the future. We took advantage of the canoe, the kayaks, the bikes, the hot tub and the nearby sights. The screened in porch is an amazing place to spend time relaxing. The house is very well stocked with much more than others I have stayed in. We traveled to both St. Simon and Jekyll Islands and the Harris Neck wildlife refugee and although they are all different, they are great places to see. Don was helpful and available for any needs you may have. Thank you for a great stay and hopeful we will make it back to your peaceful retreat.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you. You are an interesting and resourceful family, and you took great care of our home. Hope to see you again.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Waterfront Wine Bar, Darien, GA
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Sapelo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Sapelo Hammock Golf Club, Shellman Bluff, GA
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Jesup, GA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. 95
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Pelican Point Seafood Restaurant, Crescent, GA
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
St. Simons Island or Jekyll Island (both 47 min.)

Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge with 1000's of birds in nesting season only 25 min. away is unmatched. There are many historical sites, including forts, plantations, and churches. Sapelo Island is a 15 min. ferry ride away. It has incredible history, wildlife and beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

Minimum stay is 3 nights with a charge of $225.00 per night
For a stay of 4 nights or more, the charge is $210.00 per night
For a stay of 7 nights or more, the charge $200 per night or $1400/week
+10% for more than 4 people

Returning guests get 10% off

Credit cards and checks accepted. One half is due upon reservation. The balance is due two weeks before your arrival.

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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