Sapelo Island is a barrier island off the coast of Georgia about 45 minutes south of Savannah. The island is the size of Manhattan but has a population of 70 people.
Located in the historic and peaceful village of Hogg Hammock is the Birdhouse Cottage, our flag ship luxury cottage.
This the largest and most luxurious cottage in the birdhouse series. This cottage has:
- two master bedrooms suites with ocean view
- full gourmet kitchen
- SodaStream machine available
- high thread count sheets
- large 46 inch LCD with blue ray player
- free WiFi
- a sofa bed
- a large family sized table on the outdoor deck
- a large screened porch with a million dollar ocean view
- golf cart for four included in the daily rate (an additional golf cart can be rented for $35 per day)
- elegantly decorated with a bird theme
- Local art work by famed wild bird carvers adores the walls
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Sapelo island is accessible only by ferry.. It has 7 miles of pristine beaches and one the longest undeveloped beaches on the east coast. The island is home to the University of Georgia Marine Inst., R J Reynolds's Mansion and The Geechee community of Hogg Hammock.
Keywords: Island cottage ocean view luxury
What a great week on Sapelo Island!! This was our first visit and we can't wait to come back!
A huge "thank you" to Brandon & JR! Brandon's tour of the north end of the island was fun and all his help and guidence - collecting blue crabs from the marsh, taking the seine net out to the beach to catch fresh shrimp!! Everyone also enjoyed deep sea fishing with JR. But most of all we enjoyed the seclusion of the island and our deserted beach. Exactly what our family needed.
What a gorgeous place! Massive screened porch with an ocean view, massive HD TV (for those of you who need it...), way too many other wonderful things to fit in this tiny review box! This is all neatly tucked away on a little known island frozen in time. Sapelo island truly has something for just about anyone...history buffs, nature lovers, beach-goers, couch potatoes, fishermen, etc... I was truly blown away by the majesty of this special place. I mainly wanted a vacation for relaxation and decompression...I got plenty of that, but so much more. The cottage is such a nice place to retreat after a long day of exploring. Furnished to the brim with every modern comfort, yet rustic and peaceful too. The staff were very friendly and helpful, they provided directions, tips, they even offered tours and fishing guides. I would highly recommend this place to all of my family and friends. Oh! And one last thing...if you love the beach like I do, and you don't exactly love the way you look in a swimsuit (like me), you will not have to worry about being seen in your swimsuit. NOBODY is on the beach! They are pristine and deserted most of the time! What a relief to have a beach to myself!
Four of us plus our Labradoodle stayed here for 7 nights. We were very comfortable and very pleased. The house has an extra large screened porch plus large great room. The steps leading up to the house are very easy to use if you have health issues. AT&T cell phones don't work in house or on beach but along the paved road to Reynolds Mansion you can check voicemail or make calls. WiFi works great in the house, so bring your laptop! We ate all of our meals on the porch and used the indoor dining table as our pantry for shelf stable foods. The kitchen comes equipped with every gadget imaginable including 3 different coffeemakers, one that grinds! Lots of spices, etc. Bring veggies, breakfast foods, meats, beverages, bait, bug spray, sunscreen. Be sure to visit the Sapelo ferry website to see what they do not allow on the ferry (no oversized coolers, etc.) The very small store sells sodas, beer, some canned goods. Right out front, if the tide is low, you can harvest mussels, oysters and clams, but bring muck boots. We caught two large flounder in the salt water river out front and spent a lot of time sitting by it in the beach chairs provided. The golf cart is a must, and if there are more than two of you, ask about renting an extra. You need it to get to Nannygoat Beach, an expansive white sand beach with huge sand dollars. Don't miss a tour of the Reynolds Mansion, Indian shell mound, lighthouse and Behavior Cemetery. The local Geechee community is warm, friendly and helpful, plus terrific tour guides. Some of them make sweetgrass baskets by advance order. Before you come, read Cornelia Bailey's book God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man, it's a must read. Sapelo is unique, unspoiled, remote, beautiful, rich with history and teeming with wildlife. Be prepared to leave enchanted. We can't wait to come back!