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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)


This stunning designer decorated home is located in the gorgeous East Beach neighborhood. East Beach was just rated as the best 'Neighborhood on St. Simons Island' by Elegant Island Living Magazine. If you are looking for wide, sandy beaches without rocks,

this is the area of St. Simons you are looking for!

* Arbor Cottage is an easy ½ block walk to the most beautiful beach on the island.

* Secluded and private with tons of trees (including two orange trees), but close to everything.

* Two living areas, an enormous deck, gourmet kitchen, bedroom, full sized laundry, and an outdoor shower - ALL ON THE FIRST FLOOR!

* The large downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, desk, chair, television and walk-out covered patio that looks out into the

private backyard.

* Perfect kitchen for gourmet cooks or a private chef (we can provide recommendations!)

Highlights of this beautiful home include:

•Two large living areas, which work beautifully for entertaining. Both rooms have double glass doors that open onto a huge deck.

•Separate entertainment space for the adults and children.

•50 inch high definition TV in the great room - Now with DVR!

•High speed wireless internet

•Outdoor shower

•Second living area with wet bar, game table, fireplace, and comfortable seating.

•Amazing front deck that has two seating areas and a huge live oak in the center. It is gorgeous especially lit at night.

The kitchen opens to the great room and includes breakfast bar, breakfast table and upscale stainless appliances. Additional dining is provided on the huge front deck with picnic table, two dining areas and grill.

The grand master suite has a king size bed and a lovely day bed and TV. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and huge walk-in shower.

The first floor master has a queen bed and French doors opening to a covered, screened porch. The third bedroom has a queen bed and a bunk bed, TV/DVD, and full bath.

On the beach closest to the house (3-5 minutes) there is plenty of beach for playing or body surfing at high tide. Low tide offers a magnificent beach several hundred yards wide.

Keywords: House, cottage,

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Marie Gray
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Marie Gray

This house is our personal vacation home. We take so much pride in this home and want it to be a retreat when we go on vacation.

Marie Gray purchased this house in 2006

Why Marie Gray chose St Simons Island

We looked at many locations on the east coast. This island had a wonderful sense of community. People come back year after year. We wanted a place where our family, especially the children, could build family memories.

This island has the feeling that you stepped back in time but still has all the amenities you could want!

What makes this house unique

Arbor Cottage is extremely accessible to the beach, but is also private. It is surrounded by trees (in the winter you get hundreds of delicious oranges and grapefruit in the backyard). We have two large indoor living areas and an enormous deck located in the middle. The flow of the home is wonderful for multiple families creating an environment of family, but a feeling of privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Our Home's Guest Book:

"I was fortunate enough to have been able to stay in the Arbor Cottage for 2 months in 2006 and for another 3 months in 2007. I just love this place! It has everything that you could ever want, e.g. 50" HDTV in the living room, WiFi, jacuzzi tub in the master, oversized deck for throwing fabulous beach parties, a chef's kitchen, great location on East Beach, but my favorite amenity has to be the awesome windows in the master bedroom. I enjoyed waking up every morning to spectacular view of the sunrise eliminating the overgrown tree canopy and squirrels building their nest in those same trees. The level of detail that went into restoring, adding onto and furnishing the house must have been painstaking. The owners personally guaranteed that my stay would be a trouble free and enjoyable experience and that is exactly what they did. If there was ever any problem, they took care of it right away. If you are looking for a personal get away like me or if you want to bring your entire family along, you can not go wrong with selecting Arbor Cottage. Just make sure that you don't book it for the same times that I would like : )" Joshua Davis, Charlotte, NC
Nov 2006
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St Simons Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 1 in Downstairs Bedroom and 1 in Upstairs Bunk Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Extremely easy and quick access to a beautiful beach. We have a second living area with a game table, wet bar with sink, ice maker, refrigerator and stereo. There is a nice sized outdoor shower on the side deck.


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(48 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9791665 based on 51 reviews

Best vacation of the year!

  • 5 of 5

The house was well appointed with comfortable seating and a complete kitchen for some delicious southern cooking. The dedicated ice maker was also a great asset for loading beach coolers each day. The bathrooms were clean and modern. The house is a short walk back from the beach. Overall a great house in a great location. Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that our renters enjoy our home as much as we do. We look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Beautifully updated, spacious and comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house! The large deck was perfect place for evening cocktails, dinner and for kids to play. The open kitchen was fully appointed with plenty of counter space and every kitchen gadget and utensil you could ever need. All the bedrooms were large, provided plenty of privacy and were very comfortable. We can't wait to rent this home again!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent 4th of July Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were here for 4th of July week. 2 adults, 4 teens. House was clean and spacious. The neighborhood is all houses and was pretty quiet. The kitchen stove/oven and the outdoor grill all worked great and were well maintained. The beach was about 5 min walk from the house, and the beach area had no crowds to speak of - we walked it almost every morning and only saw a handful of people at any given time. One nice thing about the holiday was that, from the local beach, we could see the fireworks of Jekyll, Sea Island and SSI. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haddock, GA

Beautiful home and well-maintained property in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family and in a great location. We enjoyed the gorgeous oak tree on the deck every night and the screened porch in the morning. We also loved the private beach access and being further down East Beach where the beach wasn't so crowded. Would definitely recommend this property and look forward to staying again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great week

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful. The location was great and less than a 2 minute walk to the beach. The house was clean and well stocked. We are already trying to decided when to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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GA/FL Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

We appreciated the owners maintaining such a lovely home! This did not feel like staying at a rental property - all the furniture and appliances were nice quantity. The extra ice maker in the wet bar was able to keep up with a daily filling of our beach cooler and saved us from having to buy ice from the store. The kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed cooking breakfast at home. We like the dual living spaces as it allowed some of us to relax while others played card games. The walk to the beach was even closer than I had imagined. Thanks for a great weekend, I would recommend this house to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kayaking tours end on the beach access closest to the home.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Contact owner for fees for Ga./Fl Game.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Long term rentals are considered.
Renters must be at least 24 years old.

Owner'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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