This is the most beautiful island in Georgia. The island is designed to allow people of all ages to enjoy the magnificent beach, playgrounds for the children, doggie park, bike paths scenery and wonderful restaurants in all price ranges. Take a trolly tour and learn all about the history. Relax on the beautiful sandy beach or even ride a bike on the waters edge. St. simond has all the wonderful amenities you're looking for.
his St. Simons Island Rental (2 Bedroom, 2 bathroom) home is located just 5 blocks from Mallory Park and the Village/Pier Area on St. Simons, which boasts wonderful Pubs, Restaurants, two Parks, Beach Access and a Public Pool, along with Tennis Courts and a great little Library overlooking the ocean! Free movies on Friday nights at the Casino Theatre and great concerts at the Lighthouse!
The Pool - It might be the only public pool located right on the water on this coast! It is located right next to the lighhouse and is absolutely beautiful (the pride of St. Simons). Swim lessons are offered in the summertime and lots of locals gather here. Parents can visit the library, the shops or just take a walk while the kids swim. Big kids can ride down by themselves to join their friends!
Golf - Several beautiful public Golf Courses are available with fees starting as low as $28 with cart.
The Village - Cottage is within easy walking distance to two parks (Mallory Park and Neptune Park), public pool, tennis, public library and the beach. Summer music festivals feature jazz and other local music groups. Bring a bottle of wine and some appetizers!
Dining - From locally prepared seafood at many fine local
establishments, to some of our great southern BBQ with sweet tea, dining on St. Simons Island is always a great experience. A whole range of dining options begins in the village, just down the street. A quiet walk to and from dinner is one of our family's favorite things about living in this area!
Fishing - Off-shore Deep Sea Fishing charters available most days weather permitting; Inland Waterway fishing excellent year-round; surf fishing right on the beach or at the Pier. Try your hand at crabbing off the pier with the local kids or seining on the beach to see what you can catch!
Dolphin Tours - Take a boat and see the dolphins up close. You can also see lots of dolphins swimming right offshore on your beach walks!
Try the Casino Cruise for an evening of offshore dinner and gambling.
Hiking, Exploring - St. Simons Island is literally surrounded by state and national parks. Take a ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore for a historical walking tour or see Okefenokee Swamp by boat or canoe. Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Fort Clinch,
and Guana River State Park systems - along with the Sapelo Island Estuary - offer an unprecedented view of Georgia and North Florida's natural beauty.
Sea Kayaking - Paddle through many backwater saltmarsh tributaries. Guided tours available through local adventure companies.
Horseback Riding - Available through the Sea Island stables located on the North end of St. Simons Island. Go for a nice ride right on the beach!
Biking - Ride along the beach on a beach cruiser, or use the bike paths to pick up your groceries for dinner. For a real challenge, ride your bikes all the way to the north end of the island to tour Christ Church and Fort Frederica, the site of the original settlement on St. Simons Island.
Shopping - Historic and quaint, St. Simons Island Village is within walking distance and is full of cute shops. Spa services upscale shops abound on St. Simons if you want to splurge! Both the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville and Historic Savannah are a one hour drive away.
Tennis - Just down the street are public tennis courts that are free to the public. These courts are in great shape and you'll see our family there on a sunny afternoon year round!
Pilots - St. Simons Island McKenna airport is less than a mile from the cottage.
Sports Fans - Jacksonville is home to the NFL's largest stadium - Alltel Stadium - brand new and located 60 minutes away. Catch a Jaguars game. This is also home to the annual Georgia-Florida rivalry. During football season you can join the many who come to St. Simons Island for all the festivities.
Theatre - Choose from our local theatre group, the Island Players, located in the Village next to the library or take a drive to Jacksonville or Savannah where several fine theatres present extraordinary shows for your entertainment. The Alhambra Dinner Theatre presents dinner and fine Broadway shows. The Florida Theatre hosts the Symphony, Pops and many fine traveling Jazz, Dance and
other entertainers each season. Each year the FCCJ Artist Series featuring Broadway shows has a number of fine shows at the Time-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
Movies - There is a large cineplex on St. Simons Island and the Casino Theatre at the Village offers free movies on Friday nights!