This precious 3 room cottage was built 3 years as a guest house. The main room has a brand new queen sized sleeper sofa with memory foam topper on the mattress for a comfortable sleep. There is a small table with chairs to eat and ample storage for a short stay with Dish T.V. Heat and ac.Off of the main room is a small galley kitchenette that includes a sink built into a table with storage under and over. It comes furnished all cooking utensils, coffee maker, microwave, dorm size refrigerator with freezer space and convection oven/ toaster. The bathroom has a toilet, sink, and shower.
The cottage is 15 minutes from both St.Simons and Jekyll Island beaches as well as close access to tidal rivers for canoeing and kayaking.
The home is is also 3 blocks from the Historic Downtown Brunswick founded in 1771 as a sea port a plethora of Victorians homes, buildings and modern eateries, antique stores, art galleries,book store and picturesque shrimp boats along Oglethorpe Bay. Every First Friday there is a celebration where all stay open late to participate. There is also the 'Ritz: Opera house that is part of the Brunswick Arts and Humanities hosting plays etc., Brunswick was set up on the Olgethorpe plan similar to Savannah so it is a great walking city with many parks. Traveling north on us hwy 17 you come to the St. Simons Causeway.Return to the mainland and go 8 miles up 17 to visit Hofwyl Broadfied Rice Plantation, the only remaining plantation house in the area. Continuing north you come to Darien, the second oldest town in Ga home of Fort King George a pre revolutionary English fort ; Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge, Midway GA home to 3 signers of the Declaration of Independence and then to Historic Savannah, Georgia's first city settled by General James Olgethorpe in 1733 all within 1hour and 15 minutes. If you travel south on 17 you cross the beautiful Lanier cable suspension bridge and can access the causeway to Jekyll Island with pristine beaches and the 'Millionaires' restored Winter mansions. Come back to the mainland and pick up Interstate Hwy 95 south and that will take you to St Marys in Camden County where you can board a ferry to take you to Cumberland Island an unspolied National Sea Shore where you can see wild horses, Plum Orchard once owned by the Carnegies and T First African Baptist Church where John John Kennedy and Carolyn Bisset were married. Return to St. Marys Historic district and tour Orange Hall Presbyterian Manse built by Nathanial Pratt for his wife. in 1835. There are many shops and eateries as well. return to 95 south and you come to Fernadina and Amelia Island, FL or continue on down to Jacksonville FL all within 1 hour and 15 minutes. 50 minutes from the Okefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross, Ga.
My husband and I are retired and continue to buy and restore Vintage homes (7 in all). I teach Coastal History part time for the Road Scholar Program and am a presenter for a costumed class on plantation life along the coast. We have 4 adult children, 8 grandchildren who live near us as well as Isabel a very senior mini poodles and Pennie the peekapoo. We have many bird feeders and we are amatuer birding enthusiasts.
When I remarried my husband 24 years ago, I had always wanted to live in an 'old' house. Although he was working full time at one of thee local manufacturing plants, we still managed to purchase restore and sell 7 vintage homes. They ranged from 1870s to early 1900s. We bought this one with the intention of settling and retireing in it. The guest cottage was originally built for mr to sew and paint. We enlarged it for out of town family but realized it could be a great get away spot for visitors. To our area.
We spend half of our time here and half on our mountain property. (My roots are Atlanta and the north Georgia mountains) Since then we purchased a Victorian in Jesup Georgia where one daughter and her family reside and one more 4 blocks from here in the Brunswick Downtown Historic District where another daughter and her family reside.
The convenience to various historic sites, activites and beaches at a much reduced cost is an attractive feature.
On Jekyll Island we have a Summer Waves Water Park that includes swimming, tubing, etc. with concession facilities and area for small children as well as miniature golf, affordable adult golf, biking, 'Red Bug' rentals, fishing,and horseback riding. The'Millionaires Historic District' ( winter residences of the Rockefellers, J.P.Morgan, Vanderbilt, Astor, and many other wealthy industrialists that includes lunch and or dinner as well as afternoon tea at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel ca 1886 dining room and gift shops along Pier Rd. The Jekyll Island museum (formerly Joseph Pulitzers horse stable) offers daily tram tours throughout the district and into 2 of the restored buildings. At the former electrical generating plant is a renown 'Turtle Hospital' where Loggerhead Sea Turtles are rescued, rehabilitated and released. Inside you will find a pictorial description of the life of a sea turtle and a wonderful gift shop. Driftwood beach is a beautiful place to collect shells and at the south end of the beach, St. Andrews Sound, you can see the memorial to the people who suffered under slavery as the last illegal slave ship landed on Jekyll Island in 1858. It is also the location of the beach assault on Battery Wagner SC was filmed in the movie 'Glory'. Jekyll has the largest uncrowded beach for sun bathing and swimming in the area. The Jekyll Island Club Hotel provides chairs and umbrellas for rent as well as a concession building with bathrooms.
All during the year Jekyll Island hosts all kinds of activities and events. A great experence only 6 miles away! We are also 50 minutes from the Okeefenokee Swamp Park in Waycross Ga. Very interesting!
Please note:Many of the water sports are available through various business outlets such as Southeast Adventures and Credles Outdoor, we do not provide boats, kayaks ,canoes, guns or ammunition for hunting or any other amenities related to the various local activities.
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