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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:
June 26, 2017

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 Coastal

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:
  • 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 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Marshbreeze...on Tidal Creek with Marsh View
average rating of 4.8809524 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Marsh breeze was beautiful! It was everything you could dream of and more, the views are expansive and just going out listening to all that nature offers us is a gift in itself. Susan was wonderful in helping in whatever we needed and overall it was a wonderful experience. Thank you guys so much for letting us use your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your appreciation of our house and the setting made it a special pleasure to have you and your family as guests at Marshbreeze. I hope you will come again! Next time you will have to go out in the kayaks!
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Wow! We had an amazing and relaxing time while staying at this home. Will definitely be back.

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a weekend away and especially with other couple or family. The layout of the house is fantastic and we love the large open living/kitchen area and the awesome porch area. Lots of wildlife all around. We spotted deer, lots of birds, and even a nest full of baby birds. We thank the owners for their helpfulness and for allowing us to being our dog Edward. We will be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always glad to see such appreciation of our home. So sorry you had to leave early.
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  • 5 of 5

This property is named correctly. The breeze off the Marsh cools the very large screened porch. The view is wonderful and restful. The house is top notch and roomy. The area is underdeveloped and full of wildlife. The owners are helpful and responsive. We were very pleased overall.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, though let me add an adverb I know you'll agree with. The area is perfectly underdeveloped and full of wildlife. Hope to see you again.
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New York City, NY

May at Marshbreeze

  • 5 of 5

If you want noise, congestion, hype, bars and theater…go to New York City. If you want lapping tides through a marsh as far as the eye can see, birds waking you up, afternoon breezes, luxurious open space accommodations, come to the Marshbreeze in Darien Georgia.

The house is perfect in an open way, with a full-length screened in porch, and a lower level porch and hot tub. Perfect for dining out, reading, studying, talking, laughing, all readily accessible from the kitchen and living room. Two of the three bedrooms are just off the porch. Decoration and furnishings are upscale and artistic, and the host and hostess friendly and accommodating.

So much to do nearby - islands, bike-rides, kayaking, bird-watching and historic sites. Susan and Don can advise you well on excursions, food, walks, and beaches.

This is a magical place to renew and recharge. If you are lucky, you can even take a trapeze class or see a performance at The Marsh Studio next door. Not available in early May, as we plan to make an annual trip to the Marshbreeze house! ~Ellen and Ralph New York City

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always great to get feedback from sophisticated New Yorkers, who must obviously know what they are talking about!
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Older Home - ok value

  • 3 of 5

Don was a good host, prompt and helpful. Furnishings a bit dated. Too much old stuff in the lower level. Views were fantastic. If you're looking to get away and unplug for a week - this is a good place for it. If you want a lot happening, don't come here. Ok value.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great, Went canoeing out in the Marsh every morning.

  • 5 of 5

We went canoeing out in the Marsh every morning.

It was just a tad chilly when we were there in March 2017

Also the price was a little high but well worth it.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Darien House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.