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Historic 5 Bedroom Home, Walk to Cumberland Island Ferry

15 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Saint Marys House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Relax at the Rose ....

'There is something ineffably serene about this house. It is a visual version of a Vivaldi Concerto or Handel’s Water Music. I sit and absorb the soothing impact of pale walls against honeyed woodwork, the abundance of flowing space and the unusual sense of tranquility that one feels here. My eye delights in the detail of the solid mantel-pieces that rest above the eight fireplaces, the perfectly chosen artwork that is redolent of a long-ago, somehow simpler, time and the light…always the glorious abundance of light that fills the house.' ...St Marys Magazine

A 1907 Historic Home located in the heart of the historic district of St. Marys, Ga. A traditional 'foursquare' design, and one of the first homes in the area constructed of an unusual type of block (known as granitoid, rarely seen in South Georgia).

The home has five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a formal dining room and comfortable living room. While the home has been modernized (central heating and air conditioning, modern kitchen, and more), one can still appreciate the original details of hardwood floors, large windows, dramatically high ceilings and two large porches - all surrounded by a half acre of camellias, azaleas, roses, magnolia, oak, camphor, cedar and persimmon trees, scuppernong grapes and a variety of other lush plantings.

Saint Marys ....

For those of you who are not familiar with St. Marys, allow me to acquaint you with this wonderful small town. Located on the banks of the St. Marys River, the town is the second oldest in the U.S, following St. Augustine, Florida. It is in the Southeast-most corner of Georgia, nestled just west of Cumberland Island and east of Highway I-95. Jacksonville International Airport is only 30 minutes away. It is centrally located between Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach and Jekyll Island/St. Simon's Island/Sea Island. Once in St. Marys however, it feels a world away. Everyone greets you with a smile, and strangers wave hello. St. Marys was named The Best Small Town in America by Money Magazine, and is the site of the 2004 HGTV Dream Home. It was also recently highlighted in Southern Living Magazine.

The town is small and quiet with moss draped oaks and a charming atmosphere. The house is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants. Bikes and golf carts are available to rent. A kayak outfitter offers a variety of trips for all levels of experience. Or try your hand at fishing from the pier or in the river and tidal area. The Rose-Lovell House is just two blocks from the Cumberland Island Ferry and public boat ramp. It is a 45-minute ferry ride to what the Travel Channel has ordained as 'America’s Most Beautiful Wilderness Beach'. Stroll the trails and beaches and catch a glimpse of wild horses, dolphins, white tailed deer, armadillos, wild turkeys and a variety of other birds.

Stop in to the St. Marys Visitor's Center for information regarding activites, restaurants and local history. Meet at the flagpole on the waterfront to join the historic tram tour.

Head 45 minutes west to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Take the guided boat tour and learn about the swamp inhabitants and its fragile ecosystem, or rent a canoe or kayak and see some of the wildlife up close.

Keywords: Historic House, Vacation Home, sleeps 12, Cumberland Island, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Simon Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Jacksonville, porch, family reunion, girl's trip, coastal Georgia, Okefenokee, fishing charter, golf, shopping

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

The Barrie Family

The Owner purchased this house in 2005

Why The Owner chose Coastal Georgia

When vacationing together as a family, we sometimes had a difficult time finding a home that was large enough for us all to stay together. It was important to us to find a home that not only had enough bedrooms, but a good working kitchen, large dining room, and plenty of space to enjoy each other's company or go off and read a book. We found it all at The Rose-Lovell House! The house has a wonderful peaceful, welcoming feel to it! Our family has quite a few family heirlooms in the house, and combined with some special 'finds' it always feels like coming home.

What makes this house unique

The high ceilings and tall windows welcome a wonderful natural light into the house. It exudes warmth and peacefulness. The two large porches are a great place to visit with family and friends, or relax on the hammock with a book and cool glass of tea. With a half acre of trees and flowers, it is a beautiful setting for a barbecue or game of horseshoes. Walk to the ferry dock for Cumberland Island, or to many of the shops and restaurants located in the historic district.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your home. Our group gathers for the New Year every year and St. Marys and your lovely home was the perfect place to see in 2011. As we get older we hope to value time with family and friends old and new. Your home, Bailey and yourself are now counted within our circle and we hope to see you again soon. Our prayer for 2011 is peace and abundance. Cheers!
Dec 2010
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Reviews

4.7
based on 15 traveler reviews

Historic 5 Bedroom Home, Walk to Cumberland Island Ferry
average rating of 4.733333 based on 39 reviews
4

Beautiful Home

  • 4 of 5

Our family wanted a mini-vacation before we got back to our school routine. The house was very spacious and cool the scorching GA sun and humidity. I loved the games available for the kids and we had a blast. I would return again especially to hammock on the 2nd floor balcony.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Rose-Lovell House. There was plenty of room for our two families of four, and it was a great location for day trips to Cumberland Island and Fernandina Beach and just relaxing at home! Beth was great about making sure we had all the information we needed, and even mailed back an item we had forgotten! The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, and there were plenty of towels for all of us to use after a long day at the beach! Altogether a great place for relaxing and a good home base for other adventures!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! The Barrie Family
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5

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time visiting St Marys and Cumberland island. This home was beautiful, well stocked and very comfortable. We traveled in a large group so the 5 bedrooms and 3 baths were wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Clean, roomy a very nice place to stay on a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stay from May 28 to May 30th, 2016 - Historic Rose Lovell House - Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely historic home it was! There were 10 of us (although we were expecting a party of 12) that went to St. Mary's for a family reunion. The home was clean, well appointed, with a nice big back yard. There were plenty of towels for everyone, and plenty of dishes and cooking pots in the kitchen. Beth provided an accurate description of sleeping arrangements even before I got there to make sure that all of us would be comfortable. The house is within walking distance to the Cumberland Island ferry. It's close to the water - there is a cute little park on the water. We had an awesome time playing frisbee in the back yard, going for a walk by the water, as well as taking a lot of pictures at the park. The home is only 20 min away from Crooked River State Park - if you are into hiking and having fun outdoors like we do, you'll want to go.

All in all, we had a great time! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us for the weekend Beth! We'll definitely visit again!

Shobha

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shobha! You have been a delight to communicate with, and we look forward to hosting you and your family again in the future! Consider Okefenokee Swamp for your next trip! Beth
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15 photographers and a house!

  • 5 of 5

I took a group of 15 photographers on a workshop to the Okefenokee Swamp and Cumberland Island this Spring with my company sxseshop.com. 7 of us stayed at the Rose-Lovell house and the other 8 came and went for classes and some meals. Everyone raved about the house. It is spacious yet warm, easy for many folks to find a nook to work on a project or read, and has a well-equipped kitchen for tossing together 15 sandwiches or cooking a 3-course meal. Beth, the owner, was extremely helpful with suggestions about the area, and responded to all of my requests in a timely manner. I would highly recommend it if you're looking for a well-kept, clean, quiet, and roomy environment.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back for another workshop in the future! Beth
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Jacksonville International AIrport
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Miles
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Laurel Island Links
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cumberland Island
Car: recommended

St Marys Aquatic Center - perfect for families with kids, Horseback riding on the beach in Amelia Island, close to Cumberland Island National Seashore and Okeefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

If you group is interested in some fun activities, a local shop, Cottle & Gunn, offers classes in blackboard paint, furniture painting (think shabby chic chalkboard paint) and several other classes. Minimum of 6 ppl.

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Rates & Availability

Saint Marys House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Value Season
Aug 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,575
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$299
$1,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$299
$1,575
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $195
Tax Rate 13.0%

No taxes are charged for continuous stays of 31 days or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Saint Marys House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Shower Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Connects to twin bedroom.
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Connects to trundle bedroom & foyer.
  • Updated bathrooms - two have walk-in showers and one has an old fashioned tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue & White bedroom - 1 queen , This room also has a working antique sink and cabinet in it.
    Green Bedroom - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress, antique furniture
    Rose Bedroom - 1 queen , This room also has a sofa in it.
    Twin Beds Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , This room connects to the tub bathroom.
    Downstairs Trundle Room - 2 twin/ single , Connects to bathroom. Bed can be set as King or 2 twins.
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Oversize chair converts to single & a fold up single cot.
  • Upstairs bedrooms - three have queen beds and one has two twin beds. The downstairs bedroom has a trundle bed, which can be used as a single, or pulled out for two twin size beds. Sleeps 10 in beds. Additionally, there is a chair in the living room that pulls out to a single, and a fold up single cot stored in the twin bedroom closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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