Sea Island House Rental Photos and Description
6 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, Private Pool
Sea Island Cottage 40, just 1.5 miles from the Cloister Hotel is a perfect choice for your vacation. Located a scant 100 yards from the beach, Cottage 40, called Noontide, is situated on a lushly landscaped lot and offers a 2-bedroom guest cottage in addition to the main house. The entrance to Cottage 40 is through a massive antique gate which allows access to a walled courtyard with old growth live oaks and beautiful ferns.
On entering the main house your attention is immediately drawn to a massive fireplace with two story chimney. Spanish-style iron chandeliers hang from the decorative ceiling far above the limestone floors and plush rug in the spacious living area. With plenty of comfortable seating this will be a prime gathering spot, with clerestory windows filling the space with light in the daytime hours. A convenient powder room is nearby, featuring a sink reminiscent of a Roman fountain and with walls embedded with shell impressions along with actual shells – look for the oyster shell that holds a pearl!
The dining area, with plenty of seating for 8, has cathedral-like windows facing Sea Island Drive and its own iron chandelier suspended from a pecky cypress ceiling. The close-by gourmet kitchen is a cook’s delight – with a huge central honed granite island, barstool seating for 4, a 6-burner gas Wolf cook top, and double oven. There’s a Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate icemaker, microwave, Bosch dishwasher and extensive selection of cookware, utensils, and serving pieces.
Both kitchen and living area look out onto a spacious screened porch with fireplace, comfortable seating, and small dining table. Beyond the porch is the focal point of the walled backyard – a tiled pool and hot tub surrounded by amphora planters filled with seasonal flowers.
A laundry room houses a modern high-efficiency washer and two dryers, as well as plenty of counter space.
The master bedroom, with a view of the pool and a vaulted ceiling, features a sitting area, writing desk, and king bed. The focal point of the adjoining bath is a large freestanding soaking tub in the middle of the expansive Carrera marble floor. There is a separate shower, dressing area, and walk-in closet. There is an additional bedroom downstairs with a king bed, as well as two bedrooms on the second level - one with a king and one with 3 twins. A paneled T.V. den / office separates the bedrooms, each of which has its own bath. Additionally, a small sitting area with two reading chairs welcomes you as you enter the second floor landing overlooking the living area below.
Stairs with wrought iron railings lead to a third level – a crow’s nest with wicker seating, large TV, and wet bar. The windows are screened so if weather permits they may be opened to catch the ocean breeze.
The guest cottage is just a few steps across the courtyard and provides two additional bedrooms, each with bath, as well as a third full bathroom, a compact but fully equipped kitchen, living area, and laundry room with stacked washer and dryer.
Sea Island Cottage 40 is equipped with wireless high speed internet, Niles stereo system, and plenty of books and games for more low-tech entertainment. You will enjoy the spacious and beautifully decorated ambiance of Noontide!
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed