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Don't Fence Me In... Just Turn Me Loose... A Southern Charmer

Barbara Pole

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Barbara Pole

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Don't Fence Me In... Just Turn Me Loose... A Southern Charmer

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


St. Simons Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 BRS, 3 Full Baths , (Sleeps 2-10) 2800 sq'

The first Grand Home on the Historic Old Demere Road


Perfect for a wedding,... A Golf outing..... or week get away...... Call me today!

Our goal was to provide a comfortable and luxurious 'private home'. We believe, you will agree that we have accomplished this. There are FOUR Entertainment areas and FOUR Private BR's.You can get lost with all the space 2,800 sq'.

The Grand Front Porch of this 'private vacation home' Welcomes the SSI Trolley Tour that passes daily year round. Make sure you wave to the tourists on the SSI Trolley & to the locals as they bike by. Here you will experience True Southern Hospitality! Enjoy your mint julep or a glass of sweet tea. Sitting under the front porch you are shaded by magnificent grand live oaks and protected from the Georgia rains.

The night landscape lighting makes you feel you have arrived at an oasis, outdoor up lights flood the yard and showcase the beautiful palms and century old live oaks.

Parking is not a worry, the private drive leads you to the double garage.

There are no other homes towering over the house or deck, a private affair.

The beautiful front walkway leads you to the Grand Front Porch.Step through the front door to enjoy the naturally sun lit, Open Designed Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room. 2 new sofas were added in January of 2015. This large space allows for all to have a memorable social gathering. Prepare a Sunday Brunch or Family Dinner and overflow onto the Front Porch & 2nd Side Deck.

The layout affords privacy and comfort for 4 families. The 3 BR's on the main level have a split floor plan.The Private Master is off the DR. A separate hallway off the Great Room (Other side of the house main level) splits the 2 Quiet BR's/baths.

The huge upstairs is completely private showcasing 'the Ultimate Manly Game Room' and 4th BR.

The afternoon sun is so inviting to read a book or put the kids in for a nap. No need to rent 4 hotel rooms or 2 condos. The perfect 'private home'.

PLATINUM Private PROPERTY : All 4 Bedrooms were decorated with NEW furniture, window treatments and new plush mattresses with luxurious bedding. The split Master BR Suite has a King size bed,a 36' HD TV & DVD. There is a large Spa Bath with a whirlpool jetted tub, double vanities, separate shower & walk in closet. The 2 other downstairs BR's have queen beds, walk in closets and full Bathrooms. There is a private 4th BR upstairs with 1 Queen size Bed and 2 upholstered twin beds.

Light weight summer bedding and winter comforters are provided.

The new elegant, Professional Pool Table (adults only) has arrived. 'The Manly Game Room' 28'x 20' upstairs has everything your little manly heart desires: Leather Sofas, Leather chairs around the card/game table, dart board, games, a 50' plasma TV,DVD player & Georgia bean bag toss.

The Ladies can cheer you on or have a 'Ladies Getaway' downstairs for a quiet ladies night, sipping your June Bug cocktails.

EAST BEACH: Only 1 mile away. A short car drive or 10 minute bike ride. Bring your bikes from home or rent them and have them delivered to the house.

Admire the series of old estates on the shaded Old Demere Road. Walk to the historic National landmark 'Bloody Marsh'.

SSI has numerous activities from benefits to

Festivals. Jazz in The Park, Chili Cook-off, Casino Theater, Neptune Park, Skate Board Park ,The Ritz Theater.

Pro Golf: Sea Island, Hampton Plantation, Sea Palms are all excellent Golf Courses.

The Village for shopping, Ziggy's for nightlife, Rafters, Village Inn & Pub.

Historic Downtown Brunswick, Fort Frederica

Day Trips: Victorian Jekyll Island 20 mins away Little St Simons Island by ferry upon availability & Romantic Savannah 1 hour north

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Pole (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

About Barbara Pole

I dabble in art and loved my photography career.

I have worked art shows and also critique.

My husband is a sales consultant to the telephone industry. We have 4 kids & 2 grandkids.

What drew us to SSI was our first visit to Jekyll in 1998. We watched the Sidney Lainer Bridge being built an engineering marvel) and laugh at the times we waited for the old draw bridge to open. My husband said that's how its done... SLOW. We saw some changes but love the building code (no high-rises).

There have been many improvements to SSI, one of the best being, NEPTUNE PARK in the village. A well thought out master plan. We watched it being built in Feb 2009. A NEW Water Wonderland for all ages. It features 3 connecting pools with a kids water park, playground, mini-golf and water aerobics.

What a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean & Jekyll Island!

Please be assured your stay at this private home will exceed your expectations

I am only a email/phone call away to answer ANY questions you have.

Barbara Pole purchased this house in 2010

Why Barbara Pole chose St. Simons Island

This private home was exactly what we where searching for. It took 4 years to find it and many open houses.

What makes this house unique

For Weddings 2015 Combine both Properties for 6 BRs and 5 Baths. Please call me for additional information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note was emailed to me as quoted below.

"Just a note to let you know that we had a wonderful time at 1904 Demere Road.

The place was beautiful, and everything was as you said it would be. Everyone commented on what a great place it was, including the appliances, decorating, and myriad of electronic entertainment devices, including wi-fi., and of course, the pool table.

It was an awesome experience, and we all thank you for providing such a wonderful place for our family reunion."
Jul 2012
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Don't Fence Me In... Just Turn Me Loose... A Southern Charmer
average rating of 4.935484 based on 42 reviews
Augusta, GA

Great Southern charmer

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! It was an easy drive to East Beach (we easily could have biked it in ~ 10 min if not for all of our beach stuff we were toting). The game room was a big hit with our teens...and my husband...he played pool with them nightly. A local coffee shop ( Wake Up!) was about a 5 min bike ride away...delicious scones there too...loved the convenience of things close by. The pier was such fun...about a 15 min bike ride. The kitchen was well stocked and the house had everything we needed for the week. Very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Location Location Location! ......and Comfort...... That is what a Vacation should be!!! East Beach is an easy Bike ride Great exercise fro a 20 minute round trip ride. At sunset its a beautiful ride. Wake up Coffee the best coffee house with fair trade items and back deck, and don't forget Southern Soul BBQ..... all within walking distance. Glad your husband and boys enjoyed the upstairs game room with professional pool table.

Conversations on the Porch!

  • 5 of 5

Great conversations on the large front porch, overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard. We played many games of pool in the game room. Four bedroom, three baths and casual open floor living. Clean, elegant, comfortable home. We would rent the home again if we planned to stay a week.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all made a Memory on Demere. The front porch was a relaxing spot t as the upstairs pool table. Please return whenever you need some ISLAND TIME on beautiful SSI GA..
McDonough, Georgia

A Wonderful Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a great fit for my family (7 adults, one child and two small dogs) as we combined my son's wedding on SSI with a week-long Spring vacation.

The bedrooms were arranged to allow for excellent privacy. The open kitchen and main living area was spacious and the kitchen well equipped. The upstairs area is exactly as described. The large TV allowed for those who wanted "no talking" during the NCAA basketball tournament, Braves baseball and The Masters to be isolated from those who wanted to enjoy socializing downstairs.

We enjoyed morning and evening walks around the many nearby side streets, including walking to the "Bloody Marsh" battle site. After walking to a nearby BBQ place on our first day, those who played golf returned for takeout and a short walk home several times. We spent a good deal of time on the front porch and/or the side deck.

Driving less than 1.5 miles for sunrises at East Beach, walking on the pier and shopping in the Village and picking up a quart of the delicious crab soup a couple of times at the Crab Trap added to our enjoyment.

The owner was most helpful in answering questions prior to our visit and continued to communicate (via email) during our stay. She even emailed us with a list of clothes our forgetful daughter left behind and made arrangements to mail.

Very nice home, clean and well organized, nice location for walks, walking distance to the heart of the Island, a short drive (or long walk) to the beach and Village and a very helpful owner helped to make this a most pleasant visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Dealing with the owner is the concept behind VRBO. Vacation Rental by OWNER.. The reason why I personally manage my private home is to personally speak to caring, responsible families like yours. Any questions I am an email away. The house is a solid built ....low country home... with the perfect spacious open lay out for all to relax. . The pretty flowers are opening and new colorful ones where planted this spring, to enhance the beautiful landscaping. Thank you., Barbara

New Years 2013

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us, it was even more charming than the pictures. One family member said it looked like it was straight out of Southern Living, with attention to detail and tastefully placed. There was everything you would want in the upgraded kitchen and open floor plan. It was perfect for the family gathering we had. The yard is very private, gorgeously landscaped, with a two car garage and the weather was perfect for us to sit on the deck in December! We had lots of fun playing pool in the "Man Cave", with many other games available also. We have been coming to SSI for many years and would return in a heartbeat to your home. What a respite! Thank you again for a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Fort Mill, South Carolina

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this home. Our daughter was getting married and we needed a home with at least 2 bedrooms on the main floor because of aging parents/grandparents coming for the wedding. The house and location were perfect. We even held rehearsal dinner in the large living, kitchen and breakfast areas. We had about 25 people for dinner that night. Everyone commented on the house and how beautiful it is. Our families will never forget the week we stayed there. The home was sparkling clean and very well maintained. . The owners are easy to contact and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So Happy You Made A Memory on Demere!!! The Perfect Wedding home, it can be combined with my condo at Barnes Plantation (at a discount) for out of town guests. 6 br & 5 baths total. Yes... the house is a perfect lay out for older ones ... but young at heart!! And All Open Floor Plan..... for all to have to a Memorable Evening.... for the rehearsal diner. I am sure all your guests enjoyed the wedding,especially the grand parents. The house is s wonderful for weddings and large family. reunions. Glad you took a photo opportunity.... using the English vanity.... with tri- fold mirror... in the master bedroom. The photo you sent was lovely of your daughter in her beautiful wedding gown. I hope the photo makes it into the wedding album!!. You where a wonderful family to work with. Please return again. Richard & Barbara

Weekend Gateway

  • 5 of 5

We made the PERFECT choice. If you are looking for a spacious, comfortably, high end, vacation home with the BEST location in the BEST part of SSI, look no further! The house is beautiful and has everything a visitor could need or want. Booking was extremely easy,and the owner was very responsive to questions,etc. None of us wanted to leave. We had a fabulous time and will be back SOON! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and for being such a GREAT host.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all enjoyed your stay and will be back soon.


Redfern Village
"Boutique Shops and Restaurants. Gnats Landing Catch 228 Fancy Q. Tibi, Violas,Two Friends, T..."
Harris Teeter
"The best super market. In The Shops on Sea Island. A great wine selection. Thursday is Rib e..."
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
"They offer a DAY Trip. Look at the web site for the schedule."
Coastal Kitchen and Raw Bar
"The best Happy hour and Sunsets a fun place with good food."
Island Cinemas
"The Island Movie Theather"
Neptune Park
"Water Park, Playground, mini-golf, a fun place "
"Nice fried chicken. Bone Fish Grill, Nazarro,s, many other fine restuarants "
Fort Frederica National Monument
"Historic Beautiful site go take a look,"
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
"Explore the Historic District. The Sea Turtle Center.Driftwood Beach. The Elegant Grand Dini..."
Wake Up
"In Red fern Village You can walk there from the condo. My best and most favorite coffee pl..."
Village Pier Mallory Street
"The place to stroll along the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a fishing pole, watch the dolphins see t..."
Palm Coast Coffee
"For coffee or a bite to eat. In the Village. Most nights there is live music. "
The Cloister at Sea Island
"5 star Hotel with 5 star dining $$$$"
Brand Spankin New! Pool Gated Immaculate! Month Feb OPEN!
"My 2 BR 2 bath. Please call Both of my properties upon Availability for Wedding, Family reu..."
Southern Soul Barbecue
"The BEST!! @ The Traffic circle. You can smell the BBQ"
St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
"Historic Lighthouse"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brunswick,Georgia (BQK)
Nearest Barpub
MANY within walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
To Little St Simons Day Trips
Nearest Golf
Sea Side Sea Palms King & Prince
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Jessup,Georgia Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
Daves, Gnats Lndg, Southern Soul, Nazzaros
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach A short bike ride away
Car: not necessary

St Simons Island, Georgia is a Unique, Historic, Beautiful Island. 'A Southern Charmer'. A wonderful family getaway, with so much to see and do. Miles of Biking Paths and world class Golf. Experience True Southern Hospitality with regional cooking. Within a hour from major airports


Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Horseshoes, Miniature golf


Rates & Availability

From $286 Per night

St. Simons Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Holiday 2015 GA/Fl
Oct 28 2015 - Nov 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
Holidat Rate 2015 xmas new Yea
Nov 25 2015 - Dec 31 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $59.00
Pet Fee $150.00 + Tax
Property damage norefund $59.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%
Notes Summer of 2015 $1999 wk plus additional fees
Nightly rates are $500 per night with a 4 night minimum
Holiday Rates Prevail: $2100 per week with additional fees Memorial Day 4th Labor Day GA/FL Mc Gladry
Additional fees: Cleaning $200
The$59 property damage policy is non refundable. No security deposit is needed with this coverage.
Sleeps 10
Rental agreement
Must be 25 years of age
All Major Credit cards accepted. This is an owner managed property. Please call Barbara, with any questions.
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St. Simons Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En Suite
    Outddoor spray - outdoor shower , rinse beach sand
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , for bed room and guest use
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: SPA setting in Master BR 2 person tub, with separate large 2 person shower. In The side Yard is a area to rinse off beach Sand.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King Koil
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Lady Englander
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Lady Englander
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , New Restonic
  • There are: 3 QUEEN Beds 1 King 2 twins Master Bedroom: Elaborate wooden 4 poster bed with King Koil Bliss Mattress Spa Bath,jetted 2 person tub,separate shower & walk in closet 2nd BR : Dark Brown Wooden headboard Queen bed with Lady Englander Mattress 3rd BR: Wooden Sleigh Bed with Lady Englander Mattresss ensuite full bathroom 4th Upstairs BR: Queen Wrought Iron Bed with Restonic mattress & 2 Twin Upholstered beds in Quiet Upstairs
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Long Distance: House Phone with free long distance US domestic calls ONLY. Broadband Internet: Comcast HD cable. WiFi (Wireless Internet): WIRELESS internet for your personal Laptop. The 'Manly Game Room' 28'x 20', Gracious Covered front porch, side deck off the DR with high top table. Relax on the zero gravity lounge chairs & private trellis with a powder blue swing, play horseshoes in the private fenced rear yard. Beautiful Custom Fenced Front yard. Private, long, Driveway to attached 2 car garage. A Reference Book loaded with local brochures and maps. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): 3 steps for entry Kid Friendly: Children MUST be Supervised at all times, Especially in The Game Room with professional Pool Table, 50' Plasma TV, Dart Board, and Games. Not Suitable for Children: The GAME ROOM is an adult ONLY ROOM. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25 years old Pet Friendly: Of course your well trained Pet (1) is Welcomed. A $150 non-refundable pet fee.

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