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Destination guide

Charming Saint Simons Island vacation home rentals

Saint Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles, exudes Southern style. Expect ancient Southern oaks festooned with hanging Spanish moss, pretty beaches that never get overly crowded and a laid back ambiance that's typical of this little corner of America. If you're bringing the family and kids, there are countless opportunities for outdoor fun, both on land and sea. If it's just you and your significant other, you can score yourself a secluded little Saint Simons Island vacation rental for a private weekend break. There's a reason that it was once voted "America's #1 Favorite Romantic Town".

Things to do

Attractions near Saint Simons Island vacation rentals

Looking for a break with the family? You've found it at your Saint Simons Island vacation rental, where there are things to please both kids and parents. The little ones will thank you for a day spent at Neptune Park, where the waterslides, mini-golf and pier will surely put a smile on their faces. For a little slice of Southern history, you could swing by the maritime center, or the museum and library. You're by the sea, so there's no better way to close off the day than dropping into one of the casual eateries to gorge on fresh seafood, including freshly shucked oysters.

Activities

Things to do near Saint Simons Island vacation homes

The gorgeous Golden Isles climate means you're never short on things to do when you stay at a Saint Simons Island vacation rental. Take your pick each day for outdoor family fun. One day you could all be biking up and down the Saint Simons Island Trail System, the next saddling up to horseback ride along the beach, kicking up sand as you gallop. If you've brought your clubs, you won't be far from teeing off at a nearby course, or if that's not your thing, consider launching kayaks into the sea for a peaceful afternoon paddling in the sun.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Saint Simons Island vacation rentals

The Golden Isles have a delightful year-round climate and though they experience all 4 seasons, their position in the Gulf Ocean stops any major swings of temperature. Breeze coming off the ocean keeps the hot summer days comfortable, while the surrounding waters mean you'll rarely experience below-freezing temperatures if you stay in a Saint Simons Island vacation rental during winter. The busiest time is the summer months, when families escape the stuffy cities in favor of the seaside. If you plan to visit between June and August, be sure to get in early, the rentals get booked up well in advance.

Natural features

A smorgasbord of wildlife at Saint Simons Island

Saint Simons Island is ecologically complex, with marshes, estuaries and hardwood forests that provide a range of habitats for an astonishing number of species. Starting from the top, you've got the big boys like alligators lurking in the shallow waters and white-tailed deer, which dart through the woodland. Forest floor-dwelling critters like armadillos, racoons and minks are commonly spotted rustling around, while if you look up to the sky and canopy treetops, you'll likely see hawks, ospreys and southern bald eagles circling. It doesn't end there, though. The surrounding waters are packed with sea life, including dolphins, turtles and even gentle sea cows.

Beaches

Beaches near St. Simons Island vacation homes

St. Simons Island has many beautiful beaches for a day of fun and relaxation. Vacation homes are available near places like Driftwood Beach, a picturesque beach on an island with driftwood trees and a calm atmosphere, and Massengale Park, a park with access to sandy beaches and playgrounds. You could also visit the modest beach at Goulds Inlet to enjoy views of the island, bird-watching, and fishing opportunities.

How to get there

How to get to and around St. Simons Island

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in St. Simons Island

Couples will love the romantic locations on St. Simons Island. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Retreat Plantation House, a historic home on beautiful grounds with period architecture, and the Emerald Princess Casino, a large casino cruise ship with table games and slots. You'll also enjoy Lover’s Oak, a historic oak tree with a commemorative plaque that’s popular for photos.

How many vacation rentals are available around Saint Simons Island, GA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,187 vacation rentals around Saint Simons Island. From 388 house rentals to 600 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Saint Simons Island?

Perhaps it's the glorious ocean vistas, or maybe it's the chance to just bliss out from sunrise to sunset. There's just something about a beach vacation that appeals to all of us. Luckily, there are 374 beachside vacation rentals to spirit yourself away to. Alternatively, you may like to try another type of vacation setting. Vrbo has a broad range of options to select from, including:

  • 362 oceanfront vacation rentals.
  • 290 beachfront vacation rentals.
  • 237 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo in Saint Simons Island?

Sharing is great. But sharing bunk beds and bathrooms with strangers can be a bit tiring. Make the most of the time you have with your loved ones in a condo. The extra space and convenience is hard to beat. In this destination, Vrbo has 622 of these properties. Book now and you could be spending as little as $62 per night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a number of different rental options to pick from, such as:

  • House: 560 vacation homes. Prices start from $70 per night.
  • Townhome: 155 vacation homes. Prices start from $108 per night.
  • Cottage: 92 vacation homes. Prices start from $105 per night.

Can I stay in Saint Simons Island in a large group?

Vacations with family can be tons of fun, especially when you're staying under the same roof in an amazing new place! If you're visiting with a large group, Vrbo can help out. Currently, condo vacation homes are all the rage for big groups of visitors here, and we have 353 listed on our database. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the vacation rental options that will serve you well include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 584 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $62.
  • Keen to find a vacation property for 8 guests? We have 263 that will work well. Prices begin at just $130 a night.
  • Seeking out vacation rentals catering to 10 guests? You'll be thrilled to know we have 123 that'll be perfect. You can score one for as little as $157 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your sister and all your mates to Saint Simons Island.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Saint Simons Island?

Vrbo has a variety of great economical rentals. Treat your group to a fancy dinner or extend your trip with all the cash you'll have leftover. When it comes to finding an awesome deal, your first port of call should be Saint Simons Heights. Here, Vrbo has 643 rentals at an average price of $256 a night. You'll find another 308 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around King City. The average price here is $261 per night.