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Beautiful & Charming Historic Cottage~Romantic!

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1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)

Situated at the entrance to the Sea Island causeway, Black Banks Plantation is a unique and charming neighborhood, named for the original Black Banks Plantation house, built in 1801. The Cottage which was built in 1920 as a carriage house for the Plantation, is nestled a short distance from the main house, amid large, old live oaks and overlooks your very own private heated pool, outdoor kitchen and outdoor fireplace. All for your EXCLUSIVE use!

And now a special coupon for Black Banks Cottage guests to use at the unique jewelry design studio of 'Gold & Grace'

Features & Amenities: The house was completely renovated and decorated within the last several years and offers all the luxury, warmth and charm needed to make the most of a stay on this wonderful island, including upstairs deck and downstairs courtyard, luxury linens, fully functional kitchen and top-of-the-line Bosch washer & dryer! Enjoy this vacation paradise any time of year; mild winters are perfect for a swim in the heated pool and a snuggle by the fireplace.

(Quickly becoming the 'go-to' spot for a romantic celebration, we have been delighted at the number of anniversaries shared at the Cottage! And with a number of Honeymoons already scheduled, it appears that romance is truly in the air!)

And the romantic and relaxing options are many! Swim, cook outside on the large, built-in gas grill, throw a log on the gas-assisted outdoor fireplace and relax or put on your party shoes and head out for a gracious dinner at the nearby Cloister or Halyard's before going to Ziggy Mahoney's for dancing!

When you're done, come 'home' to this quiet, comfortable and charming alternative to the busy condo scene.

Other Activities: We are located several miles from the beautiful beach at East Beach at the Coast Guard Station and across the causeway from Sea Island beaches and the beautiful Cloister resort (membership required for entry).

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Kate Quinn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I love to stay at Black Banks Cottage. It is clean, cozy, and close enough...but far enough away ~ allowing privacy, great bike rides, great food, and fun in the sun. We plan to make this a yearly trip celebrating happiness! It really does feel like our home away from home!
Mar 2012
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(9 traveler reviews)

Beautiful & Charming Historic Cottage~Romantic!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Dublin, GA


  • 5 of 5

We spent the first week of our honeymoon here at the cottage. Everything was perfect, and I mean EVERYTHING!!! The neighborhood was quiet and the oak trees with all the Spanish Moss made it feel like we had found a magical place. We loved all the places we could eat outdoors, especially the fireplace beside the pool! The cottage was so cute and they have everything you need. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to spend the first week of our forever! Thanks so much Kate for everything. We definitely will be coming back!!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How sweet of you to say! It was certainly a pleasure having you both here at Black Banks Cottage, especially for such an amazing and special occasion! We are honored that you chose us for your honeymoon and hope to see you back again in the future ❤️ blessings!
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Black Banks Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We actually stayed here for our honeymoon starting on Sept. 16th, 2013 but I'm just now getting around to writing the review. This cottage was perfect! We enjoyed our stay so much! It was so nice and we had everything we needed. The heated pool and grill area was awesome. We enjoyed staying in a few nights and cooking our own meals. We stayed there for a week and it was so relaxing and comfortable. The owners are so nice and easy to work with as well. The location is great too. Not too far from the shops and restaurants but in a quiet gated community. It was perfect for just the two of us and I would definitely stay there again! Thanks again for making our honeymoon stay amazing!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fayetteville, WV

OurWonderful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Kate and Ray are charming hosts and everything about the cottage and property is exquisite and unique. We loved riding the bikes on the trails, relaxing at the pool and the peace and tranquility of the location. This was our first but certainly not our last trip to St Simons. Our favorite dining places were Palmers Café and Barbara Jeans in the Village, Halyards and Tramici at the Island Shops and King and Prince. We highly recommend this cottage for your next stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are too gracious! Guests who are as lovely and easy as y'all were make us look good! Thanks so much for your kind review! We are so glad Black Banks Cottage was able to provide a relaxing stay :-) Kate and Ray
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a wonderful week at the Black Banks Cottage. The pool and grounds are lovely and so peaceful. The cottage has everything a couple could need for a great vacation. The bed and linens were fabulous. There are multiple outside seating areas and the pool is lovely and secluded. We highly recommend the Black Banks Cottage.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First Time At St. Simons

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place with privacy-didn't even miss the beach, which is a bit of a distance from the cottage. There is a Harris Teeter and a CVS for every need, very close-by.

The cottage was delightful and welcoming. I was able to combine my school work, wedding obligations and relaxation very nicely. Highly recommend.

The outdoor dining area was exceptional, and the private pool was extremely relaxing.

The listing was accurate. We did have a difficult time with the dryer which had a broken handle making it difficult to open. The property was very clean and attention to detail was right on target.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! It was a pleasure to have you stay at Black Banks ;-) So sorry the dryer handle was broken! (The part is in and has been replaced but that was a nuisance, I'm sure.) We appreciate your visit and your review and hope you'll be able to come again another time! Best wishes, Kate
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St Simons Island, GA

Charmingly Romantic!

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter and brand-new son-in-law spent their first night together in this beautiful little cottage. Before you even get inside, the outside is incredibly charming! The inside is delightful and perfect for two. A great getaway for a couple. They loved it! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an honor to have them on such a special occasion! They were great and it was hard to tell anyone had even been there :-) Thanks!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Jacksonville International
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Halyard's and/or Tramici
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Coast Guard Station Beach

Approximately an hour from Savannah or Jacksonville

Other Activities: parasailing, boating, health/beauty spa, miniature golf, shopping, kayaking, shelling


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Saint Simons Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Saint Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Gas Fireplace: Outdoor. Cable/Satellite TV: Cable service with HBO and On-Demand movie package. Private Pool: Heated pool for guests exclusive use - situated in front of seating area with outdoor fireplace and kitchen.

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