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Marshbreeze...on Tidal Creek with Marsh View

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 4, 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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Amenities

Darien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
8 Bikes, two 1 - 3 person sit-on-top kayaks, Canoe, and Wheel Chair Ramp

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

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Marshbreeze...on Tidal Creek with Marsh View
average rating of 4.869565 based on 52 reviews
4

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: Aug 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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5

Outstanding stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place for a family vacation! Very secluded beautiful views of the marsh! We kayaked and canoed just be mindful of the quick tide changes in this area. The ferry trip to Sapelo is well worth it! This is our second trip to this area. There is so much to do it's hard to fit all to see in one trip. The house is spacious and has all you need. The back porch is simply amazing! Star gazing is plentiful. Don is great to deal with! We will be back because we love the Golden Isles of Georgia!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you here. You were often gone from dawn to dusk, so we know people can believe you when you say there is so much to do. We look forward to your return. Don and Susan
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5

Perfect place to escape for a week

  • 5 of 5

Marshbreeze was everything we were looking for in a coastal getaway. This was our first time exploring the Georgia coast and it was a terrific location. Don and Susan were perfect hosts and have a fully stocked and comfy home. Spending family time with meals on the screened porch will not be forgotten. What a relaxing setting to just watch the ebb and flow of the tide and listen to the many noises of the marsh. Highly recommend visiting Marshbreeze. Thanks! Mike & Gabi

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Never had guests that saw so much in such a short time. And what a lovely family. Hope to see you again.
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5

Wonderful get away- A great place to gather and reenergize

  • 5 of 5

My family had a one week summer vacation here, and with 5 adults and 3 kids, we all found something we loved about Marsh Breeze. The hosts, Susan and Don were very warm and responsive to any questions we had. The home was fully equipped with enough towels and linens for all of the beds and guests, and the kitchen with all of our cooking and dining needs. The open floor plan kitchen- living room made a great space for 8 of us to be together comfortably.

Highlights from our time include: sitting on the back porch at every meal with the marsh breeze (we see why the house is named so!) steadily fanning us, watching herons, osprey, wood storks and many more birds fly over the marsh, star gazing from the hot tub, seeing dolphins swimming in Hudson creek while we were on a bike ride, and kayaking through the marsh at high tide.

The Sapelo Ferry Dock is minutes away and we booked a tour on Sapelo Island- we highly recommend this, as the ferry ride and island are beautiful, and the island has a culture and ecosystem all its own that are worth learning about.

Less than 15 minutes away is Fort King George, a pre-revolutionary war site with a rich history that explains how the town of Darien came to be. Also 15 minutes away is Turnip Greens, a great store that sells all local/Georgia products and produce.

This house and location are a gem, and we are already planning our next visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let us know ASAP. We love visitors like you.
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5

Beautiful!

  • 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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5

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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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

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.

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