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SALE $199/night Private Heated Pool & Spa -Village Cottage Walk to Beach & Vil

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms , 3 Baths (Sleeps 11-12)

This tabby cottage is perfect for a large family gathering or a getaway group that is less than a five min walk to the beach or village with all the St. Simons Island hotspots just minutes away. It has been completely remodeled and scheduled to be featured in a decorating magazine. On a private street yet right in the hub of St. Simons.

The pool is large enough to swim laps and play games and all enclosed in a private setting with beautiful jasmine greenery covering the tall privacy fence enclosing the back and side yards. Grandparents can enjoy the 'all on one level' easy flow of this cottage to the pool and decks, enhanced with sound proof bed rooms for early-to-bed guest and early-to-rise guest. Every room in this charming cottage features original watercolors and its own unique accents and fun surprises. The jacuzzi by the pool heats up in just 20 min. Large screen smart tv's and wifi.. You must see beyond the tabby and brick courtyard to appreciate this special vacation home.

A 2017 Renter Wrote:: 'We are all marveling about your beautiful home here. It feels very comfortable and relaxing to stay here. The pool was awesome - large enough for everyone to swim in and enjoy. We had so much fun here we found by the end of the week we were not walking to the beach near as much! We enjoyed the beautiful design and discovering all the details everywhere – The pictures do not do your home justice! A simple “thank you” seems so inadequate to describe the joy your home gave our family. May God bless.' – Gail P. from North Carolina

More Details

Darlene Craven
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Darlene Craven

Islanders for 35 years! Owner of The Swing Set Children's Boutique on the Island and Amelia Island for 25 years. My husband is a writer and theologian. We will be closing our store 2015-16 to retire.. We would like to be free to travel and visit our grown four children who are leading much more interesting lives than our own. Our oldest son lives in LA and is an animator/story board director for Dream Works. Look for his third movie "Kung Fu Panda III" out in Jan. 2016. We also have a daughter and son in Nashville, Tenn. My daughter, married to a music agent, is also a writer - AND an artist (she painted the wall art in this rental which she grew up in ) Also a world traveler, Spanish teacher, yoga instructor, leather maker, bee keeper, raises chickens and angora rabbits and studying for her doctorate in Psychology - but has no clue why she intimidates me! She has my only two grandchildren. age 2 & 4 adorable boys and a baby girl due in Jan. My son in Nashville is in a band "Fox, Bear, Snake" and just opened his newly remodeled house for vacationers. My youngest son lives in Seattle and plays professional soccer for the Seattle Sounders. So you see we are just boring parents ready for some adventure traveling to visit our kids!!

Why Darlene Craven chose Saint Simons Island

Less than five min walk to the beach or leave your car at home and avoid parking hassles going out to eat. Just a short walk to village and many amazing places to dine! Our guest rave over this vacation home!

What makes this cottage unique

On a quiet private street amongst century old oak trees yet right in the hub of St. Simons! The pool is larger than most private homes - you can actually swim and play games in it! Spa heats up in 20 min and the pool can be heated for a gas fee. It has an outdoor hot and cold shower for returning trips from the beach. Tall ivy covered privacy fences in the side and back yard give plenty of privacy and safety.


Saint Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • the Lilly Room - 1 king , Features a large, smart flatscreen TV on the wall
    The Captain's Room - 1 queen , Connects to a bathroom. Flat screen and DVD, ceiling fan
    The Gate Room - 2 double , Private french door to side deck. TV & DVD, ceiling fan
    Under the Sea bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , connects to full bath, private door to side deck, TV & DVD
  • Conveniently all on one floor boasts 4 bedrooms that can sleep 11 in beds. Extra insulation in the walls provide more sound proofing. Quality mattresses with 300-count sheets include one King, one Queen, two doubles, one double/twin, two pull out twin mattresses that can be located in any room, and a porta-crib, complete with a Mommy's rocking chair. Every bedroom is equipped with cable TV/dvd and Wi-fi .The bedrooms feature hand-painted wall murals by local artists who have also painted nautical themes on the antique furniture and fixtures accented throughout.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The beautiful lighted pool & hot tub are enclosed in a privacy fence. The side yard deck is fenced & gated from the pool for safety of children's outdoor play. The pool deck offers outdoor table & chairs sets for dining after grilling out, with dining on the screened porch as another option. There is an outdoor arbor & swing for relaxing times.


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SALE $199/night Private Heated Pool & Spa -Village Cottage Walk to Beach & Vil
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews

Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our family. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and into town. Very kid friendly too. We had 5 children 4 and under. The owner was so kind and brought the kids cupcakes. We hope to plan a return trip in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Comfortable Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this house was exactly what we were looking for as a quick getaway before our kids went back to school. We loved the location! We walked to the beach, to the pier and village, to restaurants, and our kids could ride their bikes safely throughout the quiet, not so busy neighborhood. The house itself was great--absolutely loved having a pool for swims first thing in the morning and before bedtime at night. There's ample sleep space here, so everyone in our family of 6 had their own bed and space. House is clean and well-maintained. The owner/manager was lovely. We didn't have any issues, but she was available to us and gave great recommendations. We will definitely try to make staying at this house a back to school tradition for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay in Perfect Spot for our Family!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our large family. My brother and I brought both our families and between us, our 5 kids. This was the ideal set up for our situation. Plenty of sleep space, comfortable beds, a fun room for all the kids, everything we would need in the kitchen. We also loved having a pool on and a hot tub and are really glad we opted for a property with these amenities. The kids loved playing here in the morning before we hit the beach, and the adults enjoyed relaxing at night, cooking out on the grill and sitting in the hot tub. We also loved that we could walk to multiple fun locations from this spot. We could walk to the pier, the village, the ballpark, and the beach. We already excited to plan our next trip to St. Simons and will try to stay here again. The owners were friendly, had great communication, and were available to help or answer questions. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was a pleasure having your families! Enjoyed our "soccer" conversation. Look forward to your return visit next spring.
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Marietta, Ga

A Great

  • 5 of 5

This was our first family (ages 3-74) vacation to St Simons Island and this home fit our needs perfectly! The house is beautiful, it is located very conveniently between the beach and the Village and Darlene was a pleasure to work with. When we arrived, we were all amazed at the detail in the decorating of this lovely place. The pool was beautiful and came in VERY handy for the kids and adults alike. There was plenty of room for all 7 of us so, we felt right at home. The kitchen was nicely appointed with all the necessities and we were able to have some of our meals at the large kitchen table and some out by the pool. There are also lots of great restaurants close by. Which was really nice. The location is excellent as it is a short drive, bike ride or even walk to the Village and Pier in one direction and the beaches in the other. This kept our days full of interesting things to do for everyone.

The owner, Darlene, was available and attentive to any questions that we had about the property or the island.

Overall I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a laid back, relaxing, St Simons Island experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have rented many homes on Saint Simons Island( East Beach) for several years now- none of them have compared to this one! it literally does belong in a magazine, but it is so comfortable you feel at home immediately. As soon as you pull up to the front of the house, you cannot hardly decide what to look at next. IT IS EXACTLY AS IT IS PICTURED- ONLY BETTER IN PERSON! Every room has it's own unique character ( even the laundry room!) and is decorated beautifully. The kids room is so awesome, with gorgeous sea life painted on every wall-even the kids bathroom is cool! The attention to detail in this home has to be seen to be believed.

The pool area has a beautiful privacy fence that is covered in greenery, it is well maintained and looks beautiful lit up at night.The beach was especially crowded one day, so we left and spent the entire day floating in the pool! Plenty of seating outside for lounging, I don't think we ate a single meal inside! The kitchen was stocked with gourmet pans and glassware. We cooked three meals a day and never needed anything but the food we brought-Darlene had everything else there! We had way more room than the two of us needed, so I can imagine if you had a large party this house would fit the bill perfectly, and its all on the same floor.

The neighbors here are VERY SERIOUS about their noise curfew ( which is 10 pm on the island), so much so, that they left a warning sign on our vehicle the morning after we arrived - so if your looking for a party house- this isn't it! The neighborhood is so quiet and peaceful, and I don't blame them for wanting it to stay that way.

Darlene, the owner, made everything so easy for us to check in and out- she was available by email, text and phone at a moments notice and an absolute pleasure to work with.

If your looking for a property to stay in that will be an unforgettable experience for your family on this wonderful island- this is the one! THANK YOU DARLENE FOR SHARING YOUR AMAZING HOME! Rich & Brandy Patrick

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Not worth the trouble

  • 1 of 5

The house is beautiful, and the pool and hot tub are wonderfully relaxing. I enjoyed the actual stay at the house. However, I had a TERRIBLE experience with the renter. If you are a college student, do NOT rent this home. Upon arrival, I did not feel welcomed, merely chastised seemingly because of my age. The owner kept the security deposit despite the fact that we had not violated any of the "Damage/Reservation Deposit" stipulations. I will never rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2011
  • Stayed: March 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is necessary to treat someones house with respect and also the neighborhood in regards to loud partying throughout the nights that causes all the neighbors to have to call the police numerous times. There is a strict policy for non smoking in the house. There are guidelines to be followed for the safety of guest (for instance, you can not jump off the roof into the pool) You can not heat the poo lor leave the jacuzzi on without a fee.You cannot bring a pet without the knowledge of the owner and a pet fee or bring more pets than agreed on. You can not have more than 12 people staying in the house without permission and added fees. You can not use spray paint around the house . We have never had to keep a damage deposit except for two times because of these reasons.
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Located in a family-friendly neighborhood,(great for bike rides or walking) It is just a football field length walk to the beach or the village/pier/restaurants/parks - on a quiet street with no traffic yet right in the middle of everything with a privacy fenced-in-pool large enough to swim and play games in and a jacuzzi that heats up in just 20 min.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Wildlife viewing, Racquetball, Basketball Court, Mini Golf, Shuffleboard


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Administration fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

$150. cleaning fee $35. adm. fee $675. holiday week rate per day Rates vary for under 25.yrs.of age Ga/Florida weekend rate is $2995. Weekend rates are $595/night (Friday, Sat. and Sunday)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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