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SALE $199 Private Heated Pool & Spa 5 min.Walk to Beach & Village 4B/3b

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


About the property

Private Pool and Jacuzzi in the Popular hub of St.Simons 4B/3B sleep up to 12

WINTER SALE! Feb 13,14,15 @$198/night last min. cut from $495 Updated, clean, all on one level , open concept, easy access to pool. Free spa and entire pool can be heated for a gas fee. Guaranteed not to be disappointed in this great vacation home! The prime location of 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, oak lined 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 and children 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 paintings, unique accents and fun surprises. The jacuzzi by the pool heats up in just 20 min. Large screen smart tv's and wifi in every bedroom and the living room. Lots of movies and games. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

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.

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 the beach or 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 house 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 in the colder months. 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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
  • Tennis ...
  • 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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AWESOME Private Heated Pool & Jacuzzi 5 min.Walk to Beach & Village 4B/3
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

All-Time Favorite Vacation on St Simons!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to St Simons for 8 years and lucked up on this cottage for a winter break. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend it! We have already booked a week this summer. Our stay was a bit cold but the kids wanted to swim so the owner heated the pool for us (there was a gas fee but well worth it). We enjoyed the hot tub/jacuzzi throughout our stay also. The house was a couple blocks from the beach and the downtown village. We’ve always stayed on East Beach but this was an advantage being so close to town - our teenagers could walk to the village anytime without transportation. They enjoyed shopping, ZuZu’s (my sons favorite hamburger joint), and the live music. The house itself was charming - very clean, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, great large dinner table for games at night, fast internet, smart tvs - even HBO. We loved that it was all on one level (perfect for my mom) and in a friendly neighborhood. The beach is only a couple blocks away and although it was too cold to swim we checked it out for this summer. We were told it is one of the best beaches on the island now - because last years hurricane shifted yards and yards of sand to this beach. Interesting! We walked over at high tide and there was still plenty of beach so we were sold for the summer. We all walked to Iguana’s in the village for my husbands favorite birthday dinner (fried shrimp). The owner, Darlene recommended it as they have won the “best shrimp” award for many years. We vote “YES” also! She even called ahead and had them sing “happy birthday” to my husband which was a fun surprise. We had a wonderful vacation here and all look forward to coming back this summer! Thankyou Darlene for wonderful memories!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dee! Such a nice review. You all were awesome guest! Thank you for the candle and leaving the house so clean! Look forward to July! I have a surprise for Lizzy!
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Our Favorite Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the location! Two block walk to beach or village! There was a big wagon we pulled LOVED the house! No stairs and sound proof. We played games every night and didn’t have to worry about waking the baby or my grandmother. LOVED the pool!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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




Additional information about rental rates

Administration fee $35
Pet Fee $175
Cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

$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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