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Private Cottage - Quiet street - Great Reviews & Low Rates! Book now Summer 2018

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely quiet beach cottage ; 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6; wrap around porch

Enjoy mid-season rates for May! Book now for Summer 2018 -

- Please check our calendar for availability.

READ OUR REVIEWS! See why people give us 5 stars! Our home is beautiful, quiet, lovely, and well appointed. We are conveniently located to the beach and the village - and all at the best value.

Sit on a rocking chair on the wrap around porch. Enjoy the vibe on St. Simon's. Life is Good.


- Check our calendar for availability.

- 3 Day minimum stay

Great Value! Beautifully Appointed! On a quiet street where children can play and ride bikes. Enjoy your morning coffee on the shady front porch with rocking chairs and window boxes.

'Terrapin Station' is what we call our beautiful cottage. It is located on a quiet lane only a half mile from the beach and a mile from St. Simon's Village and pier. Our two-story home features three bedrooms, two full baths and a half bath (maximum six person occupancy). The master suite is on the first level. Other features include a fireplace, wood floors, patio with barbecue grill in large backyard with privacy fence, and well appointed kitchen. Shaded by a magnificent oak canopy, you can relax on the wrap around porches with rocking chairs and a glider to while away the afternoon.

- High Speed DSL connection and Wireless (WiFi) router

- 42' Plasma Flat Screen TV in the Living Room

- Uverse with digital recording of TV shows

Ceiling fans in every room and porch

Outdoor shower - hot and cold

Umbrella and lounge chairs

Pillow top mattresses on every bed.

There are two more TVs,

Washer, dryer, dishwasher

Wrap around front porch with rocking chairs and a glider

Screened back porch

Patio with charcoal barbecue grill, umbrella, Adirondack chairs

All of this for the same price per night as one hotel room!

All the furnishings for the home were purchased new. The kitchen is very well appointed with a large pot for steaming shrimp or crabs. The main room has a double height ceiling with twin ceiling fans and windows all around. We leave books for you to read and have a selection of games and puzzles for your family to enjoy. The local restaurants are varied and wonderful. We hope you enjoy your stay at Terrapin Station!

We listen to your comments and want to make sure you are always delighted with the accommodations. So we are always adding or upgrading our furnishings.

We contract with Hodnett Cooper management to provide a spotless home and clean linens for every guest check-in. As a local St. Simon's business they provide all essential service and support with 24-hour emergency contacts.

Keywords: Charming Beach Cottage, Private Home, Surrounded by Beautiful Tree Canopy, on Quiet Lane, Two Story Family Area with Incredible Light from Upper Story Windows

More Details


Saint Simons Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor in master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On upper level with the queen bedroom and twin bedroom
    Outdoor - in fenced back yard - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water; large private wooden surround
    Half Bath 1 - toilet , On main level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom on main floor with private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , On upper level
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , on upper level
  • King size beds (1) - Pillowtop mattress in Master suite on main floor; Queen size Beds (1) - Pillowtop mattress in upstairs bedroom; Twin or Single Beds (3) - Two twin beds in one room - with pillowtop mattresses
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Private enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water;


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Private Cottage - Quiet street - Great Reviews & Low Rates! Book now Summer 2018
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 27 reviews

Perfect vacation home on the island for a family

  • 5 of 5

I grew up on St. Simons and love visiting from Norway and sharing my love for the island with my family. This home is in a perfect location with a short bike ride to the village, play grounds and the beach. It really makes you feel like you are a part of the island to live in this cute neighborhood with beautiful old trees all around. The house itself is nice and spacious with everything you could need in the kitchen. We really enjoyed the open and bright living room, as well as sitting on the cute front porch. We arrived right after Hurricane Irma and are impressed with the follow up in the days leading up to our visit. We would recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a rental that makes you feel like you are at home on the island.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the thoughtful review.
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Dream beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week & had a great time. The house is just as the pictures show - outside a little different... Picket fencing & Arbor have been added. It is so cute inside & plenty of room for our family of 5. It's conveniently located to everything on the island. The kitchen is well stocked - we cooked blue crab we caught at the pier!

This was our 4th trip to St. Simons (we stayed in the house next door yrs ago & I knew I wanted to stay here when I saw it) & one of our best trips too! The owners are great, the upstairs air went out 1 night & they had someone out first thing the next morning to fix it (it worked great all week). They also helped me get a book I had looked hard for but could not find. We can't imagine anyone having a bad stay in this house.

Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Reid!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed our house and your stay on SSI. We were delighted to provide you with a special memento from our Vacation Library. We hope you can come back soon! Gail Reid
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Great rental, nice and clean and super comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to saint Simon's Island and we thoroughly enjoyed it, the vacation rental was really cute and comfy and was perfect for us

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, great location , clean

  • 5 of 5

Clean, close, lovely. Stay here--you won't regret it!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Joey from Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5

I was blown away by how lovely this house is. Everything about our stay was easy and delightful - from the spacious kitchen to the comfortable beds and the charming wide porch. The house is located on a quiet, leafy street, and we could zip down to the beach on bikes, but we were also close enough to town to get everything we needed (buckets of coconut shrimp). I left feeling totally relaxed and transported - I highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay on SSI!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay could not have been more perfect. The house is spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is great for cooking with and for a crowd. The location is ideal--close to town and beach. Our group of six adults slept well, ate well, and returned to NYC relaxed and sunkissed. Highly recommend this house for your next getaway!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Matthew and Gail Reid
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Matthew and Gail Reid

My wife and I are Atlanta residents who have been coming to the Golden Isles for vacations all our lives. We love the vibe on St. SImons and were fortunate to buy this home in 2005 as it was under construction. We kept the colors light and bright and added details to make it welcoming. There are beach chairs and beach toys for your use.

Matthew and Gail Reid purchased this house in 2005

Why Matthew and Gail Reid chose Saint Simons Island

This private three bedroom, 2-1/2 bath house is close to the village, closer to CrabDaddy's and Crab Trap Restaurants, and only 3/4 mile to the beach!

Our street is a cul de sac so it is very quiet and safe for children on bicycles.

The furnishings are good looking and beachy (not filled with cast offs from the basement). All the mattresses are pillow top - I sleep better here than anywhere else.

What makes this house unique

Come and relax - enjoy the beach life. When back at the house we have a foot rinse by the front steps to keep the sand out; an outdoor shower in the back yard with Hot & Cold. The home has a great room that pulls everyone together. And a chest full of games and puzzles for kids and family fun.

Come sit on the rocking chairs on the wrap around porch. Relax. You're on St. Simons.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We love some of your additions like the grill, the lighthouse floor lamp in the corner and the fish print by the back door. Yesterday we reserved your lovely home for next April - we’re “hooked” on SSI.

Thanks again,
Apr 2017
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Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
Village Inn & Pub
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
East Beach

- Ride around St. Simon's on the dedicated bike paths.

- Stroll the beach looking for shells.

- Summer Waves Water Park is only a 20 minute drive away - great fun for the whole family.

- Great restaurants are a short distance away. Crabdaddy's and The Crab Trap are less than 1/2 mile from the house. Don't miss the award winning barbecue at Southern Soul (worth the trip just for that).

- Contact us and we can answer any questions you may have about local activities.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Damage Fee $112.5
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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