CHARMING GARAGE APARTMENT ('PELICANS' PERCH') BEHIND OUR HOME!

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Peggy Hollis

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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CHARMING GARAGE APARTMENT ('PELICANS' PERCH') BEHIND OUR HOME!

St. Marys Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

We built our DREAM HOME in historic St. Marys in 2008, starting with an adorable 'cottage' apartment where we lived above the garage while building our home a short 50 steps away. After moving into our home, we have filled our little upstairs cottage frequently with visitors, including friends, family, and renters. A recent young visitor branded our cottage as 'Pelicans' Perch' after sleeping in what she called the 'pelican room'. Once she saw the pelicans perching on pilings at the waterfront, the name was a 'done deal'!

'Pelicans' Perch' is a VERY SPACIOUS 700+ square feet cottage of 'charm', including a dining/small game/sleeping room off the great room. This room has a built-in booth and a 'pelican' day bed with a trundle bed underneath. The great room has a queen leather sofa sleeper and matching leather recliner, large coffee table, as well as a flat screen HD TV, bookcase, and more. The bedroom is spacious with built-in drawers and closets, and the laundry room is located right across from the bedroom for convenience. The full bath has a walk-in shower with a built-in seat. The kitchen is fully loaded, including a walk-in pantry! Our property is gated and fully fenced.

We have two bikes available for cruising our wonderful little town and waterfront, which is located just a few blocks away. Visitors can catch the ferry to Cumberland Island there, as well as the ferry to Fernandina, Fl. We love our home and our wonderful little community, and would love to share it with you!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Peggy Hollis

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My husband, Chip, and I visited our children and grandchildren in St. Marys for several years, and over the years fell in love with it. The quaint and friendly community quickly became our 'place of choice', and when we retired, we could not move here fast enough. That decision has been one of the best we've ever made!

Peggy Hollis purchased this apartment in 2008

We built our garage apartment (now our rental) to live in while we constructed our house. We loved living in it so much that we decided to let others enjoy it too!

'Pelicans' Perch' is perfectly located for either a quiet, restful 'escape', or as a convenient place for numerous day trips, including Cumberland Island, Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, Fernandina Beach and Historic Town, the beaches of Jacksonville, great shopping in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Savannah, the Okeefenokee Swamp, and much more.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
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(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Waterloo Ontario
5

We are headed back

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Excellent place to stay...convenient.....quiet...and the hosts are the best...we are headed back for a second stay and have decided to make St Mary's our winter home
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dan! We are excited about your return visit, and even more excited that you are planning to become winter residents!
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vbi
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Upstate NY
5

We just keep going back!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We're retired and get away to shorten NE winter. Florida has too many people all running around. St. Marys is the antithesis, uncrowded, but active, scenic, historic, convenient and incredibly friendly. The "Perch" and the owners are better than you can hope for. So -
we just keep going back! ps. We are not related to the owners. It's even better-- friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan and Joan,
We agree! St. Marys is such a great place for escaping those harsh winters up north, especially if you love quiet, friendly, and inviting! Thank you for your kind words, AND for coming back. We LOVE having you here! See you next year.
Your friends :),
Peggy and Chip
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
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(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Enfield, CT
5

Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This rental experience was everything we expected,and so much more. Chip and Peggy, Thank you! Your rental listing is dead-on accurate and I will add to it, immaculately clean. You have so many amenities, right down to the back pack we used on our wonderful day trip to Cumberland Island. And the beach chairs and beach towels available for our sun & fun day at Fernandina Beach. How fortunate your are to have such a beautiful park such short distance from your home. The Howard Gilman Memorial park is so cool. Love the bench swings, piers, playground, and the sunsets. We enjoyed some burgers at Pauley's the night we checked in. We had very good breakfast on the balcony of the Riverside cafe the morning we checked out. Satisfied our pizza craving, with a veggie pizza from OPS pizza restaurant(not bad for down south :). We would highly recommend your VRBO to anyone looking for a place to retreat, or to relocate to as were we. And knowing how much work it must take to maintain your property at the level you do.I get the sense that this is not a business or hobby for you both. It seems you both strive to enhance peoples lives, and provide a comfort level one would expect in their own home. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Al and Darlene,
Your comments mean so much to us! We are delighted that Pelican's Perch met and exceeded your expectations! And yes, we so enjoy what we do and certainly feel a passion for helping make people's visits more than just a "stay". We hope you will plan to visit again!
Sincerely, Peggy and Chip
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vbi
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Loveland, Ohio
5

Comfy place & wonderful people

Comfy place & wonderful people
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We were fortunate to have chosen Pelicans Perch for a week long stay in St Marys. The apartment was very clean & comfy. The owners are very friendly and warm and the grounds were absolutely beautiful and available for our use. Our stay was very enjoyable and we look forward to returning. We can't thank Peggy & Chip enough for their warm hospitality and we thoroughly enjoyed Baileys visits.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved having you stay with us, and look forward to your return.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vbi
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Ontario, Canada
5

Perfect home-away-from-home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Pelicans' Perch was the perfect home-away-from-home for the two of us for our two-week vacation in Georgia. The spacious apartment is very clean, bright and cheerfully decorated and is equipped with everything we could have wanted or needed, including, good quality appliances and cookware, comfortable bed and furniture, etc. After busy days out we enjoyed cooking our dinners there and eating "at home". The private patio was a great place to sit with a glass of wine before dinner, or a coffee before heading out in the morning.
This is a nice, quiet location and we enjoyed the 15 minute walk to the "downtown" area and the waterfront park. We could also use the bikes provided.
St. Mary's is a sweet little town, and a great starting place for day-trips to Cumberland Island (by ferry), and by car, Fernandina Beach, St, Simonds Island and Jekyll Island are all within an hour's drive.
Our hosts - Peggy and Chip - were most welcoming and helpful and we thank them for thinking of everything. We would certainly recommend this property.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Loved having you stay here, and hope you will return soon. Thank you for your good feedback, especially with the details that help us know what to continue doing and think about things we might add. You were delightful renters!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cumberland Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Fernandina Beach, FL
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St. Marys Apartment Rental Rates

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Amenities

St. Marys Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with enclosed shower (tile seat in end of shower); hairdryer provided
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Bed (1) in bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size hide-a-bed located in great room, Day bed (single) with a slide out trundle (single size) underneath in room off great room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Games
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Large fenced back yard with swings, garden, and landscaping. Designated parking for guests only.
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