We restored our 1885 Victorian Cottage in historic downtown St Marys several years ago..... Whew...it brings lots of company so we added an adorable garage apartment... though we have rented it short term to seasonal guests, it really would be perfect for a longer stay.
It is SMALL and upstairs over our garage, but perfect, ideal for a single person or couple.... our neighbors are wonderful, proximity to the water, to downtown, to our local restaurants, to the Cumberland Island ferry... all just a block away! We love our home and strive to make our guests feel as welcome as they want to be... we hope you will visit and enjoy our grand town and Southern hospitality!
Keywords: Garage Apartment
We moved to St Marys Ga after thirty-one years for Anne in Hilton Head, and twenty-nine years for Julie in Hilton Head....the husbands became ex's, the children grew up and we two old geezers decided it would be fun to find a water community and redo an old house!!! Upon first sight, ours was in GREAT DISREPAIR...and frankly I thought Julie and our realtor had lost their minds... I know the house was built in 1885 but it was deplorable...bad, bad shape, had an odor about it...but they just looked at me and smiled and collectively said..." it's got such good bones"....so bones convinced me to ante up my portion of money and what a great time we had knocking it down and putting it back together again!!! can't wait for you to come visit and get our tour!!!!...anne is on the left and Julie is on the right and the other two claim us a friends...we were over on Cumberland for the day, having a tour of Greyfield Inn....
The Owner purchased this apartment in 2003
After living in Hilton Head Island, SC for so many years, we were both ready for a change....and that we have!!! A slow pace, churches that we can walk to on Sunday, a vibrant, constantly changing community, lots of friends and extremely fun people, lots of history, lots of yardwork, lots of parties, and wonderful waters close by for that shrimping, fishing, and crabbing that these old gals like to do!...our proximity to the bigger cities is wonderful for good food, lively entertainment, or escaping to skies and beyond...though we love to travel, it just feels right to come back home...we love St Marys...
Our stay in January 2012 was great. Beautiful, well maintained apartment was very comfortable for 2. Anne and Julie are wonderful hostesses !! We enjoyed the bikes available and the golf cart. Good restaurants and a lovely waterfront park within easy walking distance were a plus. Cumberland Island is a great day trip. We also enjoyed reasonably priced golf and fun local music. All in all, a wonderful experience!
We stayed the month of February at Anne and Julie's place. It was very comfortable and the best part of our stay was the hosts Anne and Julie. There is a lot to see in St Marys and we enjoyed riding bikes around town. We also enjoyed the golf cart. You couldn't ask for nicer people and they made us feel like family.
Mike & Vicky
Anne & Julie surpassed our expectations. Grace was a bonus. Cute apartment, clean, tastefully decorated. Comfy, comfy bed. Very fair with the pet fee. Our Pepper loved her stay. Certainly would recommend this place. Cumberland Island is a must see. Doc's for breakfast.
My stay for the month of January, 2011 was everything a winter break should be! The apartment is absolutely lovely, surrounded by live oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. While small, it is beautifully appointed and the bed will make you think you're in a 5-star hotel.
The best part of the stay was getting to know Anne and Julie, the proprietors / new friends You can't help but be charmed by their open door policy to friends, both old and new. Gracie and Stripes (dog & cat) round out the ambiance.
Can't wait to go back next year!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay immensely. The accomdations were great both inside and out. We really enjoyed the location so we could walk to shops and restaurants or take the golf cart when we wanted a little zip! It was a great base to see the area. We've never stayed in a place before that we could honestly say everyone one we met was a pleasure. The two of you made our stay complete and we can't wait to come back.
We wanted a quiet and relaxing vacation on the coast and we were very pleased with our stay. St. Marys is a pleasant little town, our accomodations were sweet and you couldn't have asked for better hosts. Anne and Julie's warm welcome made us feel like we weren't strangers. And we're sure hoping to come on back y'all!