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Riverbend Retreat with dock on deep water.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This large 2-story home is on a beautiful and tranquil tidal creek located in a quiet and serene neighborhood near Darien on the Georgia coast. It is convenient to I-95, Savannah, Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Jacksonville, FL and is surrounded by majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss. The house has large windows and doors allowing beautiful views of the river and marshes. There is a screened porch and large deck overlooking the river from the main level and a large deck and lanai overlooking the river downstairs.

The Kitchen has Jenn-Air and Bosch appliances and overlooks the dining area and a large family room with fireplace. The Master Suite, which is almost as large as the kitchen, dining, and family area, has a king Select Comfort (sleep number) bed, sitting area, fireplace, mini-office, and spacious bathroom with large soaking tub and private shower and toilet. The other bedrooms are large with private vanities and beautiful views of the outdoors. Open the casement windows to enjoy the coastal breezes or take advantage of ceiling fans in every room.

There are 2 single person kayaks, 1 double kayak, and a canoe that can be enjoyed during your stay. There are also paddles for the canoe and kayaks, life jackets, and adult and kids bicycles in the 2-car garage. The biking is relaxed and beautiful while winding through the live oaks and wildlife that cover the peninsula. There is also great bird-watching with a nature trail that allows you access to rare and exotic wildlife.

There is a marina with a lift and boat ramp only minutes away where you can put your boat in the water and purchase bait. Bring your boat, tie it to the dock, and enjoy it for fishing, water skiing, tubing, and access to the nearby islands. But please note, no personal water craft (PWCs) are allowed and idle speed (no wake) is required near docks and boats.

If your goal is to find quiet and spacious relaxation, you'll find that here. And if you're looking for activities that connect you with the outdoors and renew your spirit, it's here and within your reach. Either way, the tranquility and variety of Coastal Georgia is only a click and a phone call away.

Keywords: Riverfront Home

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Cindy Irwin
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2017

About Cindy Irwin

We love the relaxing atmosphere of our home and the appeal of the Darien area. We also enjoy bringing the kids down with their friends to fish, swim, ride bikes, and canoe.

Our favorite places to go and eat are B&J's in Darien, which have the best fried shrimp around, and Willie's Weenie Wagon in Brunswick for their fish sandwich, fries, and sweet tea.

Cindy Irwin/Owner/Agent-Licensed Realtor in state of Georgia for Solid Source Realty.

Cindy Irwin purchased this house in 2007

Why Cindy Irwin chose Coastal Georgia

Jeff is from this area and in 1989 we were married in the old Presbyterian Church in Darien. This was my Mother's home and is where we had our wedding reception. We wanted to keep the home in our family to be able to enjoy the beauty and fun of this community and area. We also wanted our children to experience this special part of Georgia.

What makes this house unique

There is a deep hole right below the dock where the fishing is often tremendous! In fact, it's common for folks to travel some distance by boat to fish here. In addition, porpoise feed here on most low tides and manatees are sometimes seen during the summer.


Darien House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest Room overlooking river, Twin or Single Beds (2) In front Guest Room, Baby Cribs (1) Upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In Master and is a Lazyboy Sleeper Sofa, Bunk Beds (1) In front Guest Room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Chair lift for those needing assistance up the stairs, Fish-cleaning station on dock, Trash compactor


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Riverbend Retreat with dock on deep water.
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

House was everything they say it is. We will be coming back for another vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Good fishing ,close proximity to town ,very clean house,quite neighborhood, and in a good area to go exploring st.simons,Jekyll island,and sea island.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much!! Cindy
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Awesome sunsets, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in May and were prepared for Southern heat but were amazingly greeted by a wonderful breeze which engulfs this island/peninsula home most of the time as I am told by the friendly neighbors. The house was clean, very comfortable and had everything we needed- so nice not to have to lug everything with you. Sheets/towels/toiletries provided were big plus! We enjoyed walking/biking in this beautiful enchanting Southern landscape with the Live Oaks and their draping moss. Most of all we enjoyed the western facing location with dramatic sunsets over the marsh which captivated our souls-only to be topped with star studded nightscapes! I am currently painting a picture of one of the sunsets over the marsh which is mitigating the effects of vacation withdrawal! The provision of the kayaks/canoe and all necessary gear was most convenient and enjoyed--go left or go right from the dock and the paddling is good! We enjoyed watching the fish and crabs as the tides rolled in and out but unfortunately did not get to see porpoises or alligators (the second of which my sister was glad of!). We explored quaint town of Darien and Jekyll island from this centrally located house after spending the first 2 nights in beautiful historic Savannah but this house is close enough to Savannah for easy daytrips. We also explored Bonaventure Cemetary, Fort Pulaski, Tybee island and Wormsloe Plantation, all worth seeing! Recommend Vic's on the Water in Savannah (shrimp and grits are to die for!) Also recommend the outdoor setting and the food of The Crab Shack on way to Tybee Island. My husband, sister and brother in law all enjoyed relaxing in the house! We appreciated the promptness and attentiveness of the owners, The Irwins and enjoyed the books they have about the area, especially Sapelo Island which we unfortunately did not get to see. We are grateful to them for sharing their home and especially for allowing us to bring our Belgian Sheep Dog, Atticus, as it is that my husband will not go on vacation without his dog! Thanks again! (The only thing that I would recommend is an outdoor picnic table for eating crabs.)

4 Yankees from Baltimore with dog! (all currently experiencing vacation withdrawal effects-Northerners just don't do grits like the Southerners)

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Irwin's! The house has a great layout! The views from the house, the deck and the dock were phenomenal. We saw dolphins feeding in the river almost daily. We saw alligators in th small pond up the road and stingrays in the river when we took the canoe out. We were able to fish and crab off the dock at the house and the public dock which is a short walk down the street. We can't wait to plan our next visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are really so sweet. Thank-you so much Courtney for your review. I'm so happy you guys had a good time. The wildlife around there really is amazing. If you get a chance I'd love to see some pics of your family and I hope you guys will come back again. All the best to you and thanks again so much for taking the time to leave a review. Cindy
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Most relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, quiet area. Comfortable house with extremely well-equipped kitchen and usable layout. Neighborhood that is great for bike rides, long walks, and beautiful scenes of old oaks and draping moss. Lovely!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was thrilled to see your review and apologize for my delayed response. I hope you guys had a great Easter. Thank you so much for your review it sounds like you had a relaxing time and went home refreshed. We hope you will come back again sometime. All the best to you and thanks again for your kind words. Cindy
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What a Relaxing Time

  • 5 of 5

We spent 22 days on this wonderful property. The fishing was great and we brought home lots of Red Drum. Loved the peace and quite of the neighborhood and the neighbors were very nice. It is a dog friendly community. Cindy was so nice to deal with and if there was a problem she took care of it right away. The chair lift was a life saver and we loved the porch. We will rent again!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Coastal Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in many great VRBO properties but this was our best and favorite experience. The attention to detail and provisions of all kinds made us feel welcome and comfortable. In addition to bikes, kayaks and other amenities, the owners provided excellent information about local restaurants and interesting places to visit in the area. The screened in porch afforded beautiful views of the marsh - we watched a fascinating roseate spoonbill fly over one morning. We came home with delicious sea trout caught right off the dock. This a special coastal retreat and we definitely plan to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you so much. We are glad you and your family had a great time. So awesome to be able to make lasting memories with those you love! We look forward to your return!!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Brunswick Golden Isles Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Sapelo Island (at Meridian, GA)
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Brunswick Country Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
B & J's Steak and Seafood
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St. Simons Island

Fishing and Crabbing from dock. Wildlife viewing includes Dolphin and Manatee in the river. Bikes and Helmets, Canoe and Kayaks (2 singles and 1 tandem) with Paddles and Life Jackets are on site. Great Restaurants and Outlet Mall nearby.


Rates & Availability

Darien House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Non-refund Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Weekly rate based on 6 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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