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

Peggy Hollis

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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
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We've been to St. Marys twice before but this was easily our best trip. This rental is really fully furnished and equiped - we had everything we needed and many bonuses that made for a luxurious stay. The owners (and their wonder-dog Bailey) quickly became friends and we'll definitely stay at their rental the next time we're there. Some of the unexpected bonuses included practically brand-new appliances in the kitchen, leather recliner and couch, large LCD TV with satellite, great bicycles for exploring town, and even a gas grill with utensils for great dinners. The property is beautiful and manicured backyard is open for guests to enjoy. We highly recommend this rental!
Jun 2010
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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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5
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Knoxville, TN
5

WE KEEP COMING BACK

  • 5 of 5
This was our 3rd stay in Pelican's Perch and we just keep coming back because it's so wonderful. The hosts are amazing, welcoming people and getting to know them over the years is what has turned St. Marys into our second home. Our big change on this recent trip was bringing our first puppy with us. Pelican's Perch is dog-friendly and St. Marys is a great community to have your canine companion with you. It's an easy walk to the waterfront and all the great restaurants and shops and the back and forth was great exercise for an active pup. We love St. Marys and Pelican's Perch and will be back every chance we get.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you share our love for this wonderful little town as well as for our place. We do strive to provide everything possible in the way of comfort and convenience for our renters. LOVE having you here, and can't wait for your return!
Peggy and Chip
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Cleveland, TN
5

EXPERTLY APPOINTED AND CLEAN

  • 5 of 5
Words are not adequate to convey the level of appointment and excellence in which we were received at Pelican's Perch. It is a rare find when one's expectations for accommodation are met and exceeded by such caring and thoughtful hosts.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are always pleased to hear that the accommodations we provide are right on target with your expectations…. or better yet, beyond! Hope to see you here again!
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Pittsburgh, Pa.
5

5 STAR RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time renting this beautiful place for 2 months. We are returning again in 2015, adding an additional 2 weeks. The cottage will meet all your needs. It is very clean and comfortably. The hosts are very friendly and will make your stay enjoyable.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We love our long term renters and are always delighted when they come back year after year! We ask all to give us ideas and feedback for additional things we might provide, and are pleased that you find all you need here! Looking forward to your next visit!
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Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Savannah Georgia
5

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY AT ITS BEST!

  • 5 of 5
Our family absolutely loved and enjoyed every minute of our trip while staying at Pelicans Perch! The owners, Peggy and Chip, are very warm and inviting. They will answer any questions you might have and give any advice about the local area you might need during your stay. It feels so much like you're home while you're away from home when staying there, especially when you have everything you might ever need right at your fingertips! The ferry to Cumberland island is only a few minutes down the road, and the beach bag they had there at the apartment came in real handy on our trip to Cumberland and the trip we took to Fernandina beach as well! The entire place was so clean, spotless, private, and absolutely beautiful! The welcome gift was such a unexpected delight, and very yummy! I would most definitely recommend the Pelicans Perch to anyone who wants to travel to this beautiful scenic area. Trust me, you won't be sorry! You will arrive there as visitors, and leave having made two great new friends!!!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that your stay with us was so enjoyable. Nothing makes us happier than knowing those who come for a "get-away" return home with great memories! We do hope you will come back again!
business
Charming Garage Apartment ('Pelicans' Perch') Behind Our Home!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Waterloo Ontario
5

WE ARE HEADED BACK

  • 5 of 5
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
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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/p202598vb
(912) 510-0307 (Georgia, USA)
St. Marys Coastal Georgia
Upstate NY
5

WE JUST KEEP GOING BACK!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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Map

Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cumberland Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Fernandina Beach, FL
Car: recommended
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St. Marys Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $100
1/2 of total rental fee and the $200 deposit/damage fee is due at the time of the reservation. The remaining half of the rental fee is due 14 days prior to the stay.
The $200 damage deposit is fully refunded within a week of the stay if all conditions of the contract have been met and no damage has been done.
Tax Rate 6.0%
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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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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:
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • live theater
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • golf
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • golf privileges optional
Notes:
Large fenced back yard with swings, garden, and landscaping. Designated parking for guests only.
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