|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Our “Red Door Cottage” is located in the quaint historic district of Darien, Georgia. It is a comfortable, 2 bedroom, 1 bath home built in 1906 and lovingly restored with all the modern 20th century conveniences. The home features high ceilings, hardwood floors, central heat and air conditioning as well as ceiling fans in most of the rooms, for those that want that true southern feel. The entire home is showcased with many original works of art, from local artists to the owner's own artwork.
The cozy covered front porch opens into the front living area with our original “red door”. This room is the place to relax, nap or read a book. It has a large, comfy sofa and 2 leather chairs. The sofa pulls out to a queen-sized bed and makes a great sleeping area if needed. The room directly adjoining this would have been the formal dining area in 1906, but we have decorated it with a long, comfortable sofa,w/chaise lounge, 32” flat panel TV and it instantly became the family room. The kitchen has an electric range, refrigerator, dishwasher and a lovely large window over the sink that fills the space with light. It is furnished with all the dishes and utensils needed to prepare meals, new toaster oven, microwave and coffee pot. The room adjoining the kitchen is a great place to eat (the table seats 6) and has 2 walls of windows.
The 2 bedrooms are similar in size but one has a black iron queen-sized bed featuring “Waverly” Southern Magnolia bedding, an antique bureau and mirrored vanity. The other has 2 twin beds, decorated with a bright, whimsical feel. Both rooms have original artwork on the walls.
The black and white tiled bathroom has a tub/shower combination and a modern pedestal sink. The house also has a new clothes washer and dryer.
Out the back door, near the kitchen is a large, new screened porch with a table that seats 6. We're sure this will soon be our favorite hang-out.
Situated on a quiet corner with live oaks and plenty of Spanish moss, we are just 3 blocks from the Darien River Waterfront Park and Boat Dock. Rent or bring your own kayaks, don’t forget your fishing gear, camera, sunscreen and bug spray. Our town is small but features a number of great restaurants, a wine bar, specialty shops and a fantastic art center, all within walking distance of the house.
If its beach you want, St. Simons Island is 20 miles south and Jeykll Island, with the historic Rockefeller village/resort and plenty of surf and sand, is just past that.
With Savannah (60 miles north), historic Jekyll Island (22 miles south), old plantations to discover, old Forts to tour, nature trails/tours a call away and tons of delicious, fresh, sweet Georgia shrimp & fish to devour, find time to relax and enjoy Darien.
Be sure to check out the link below to the town of Darien's on-line visitors guide There you see pics of the town and descriptions of all the area has to offer.
Come discover coastal Georgia ~ We did and love it!
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Latest Comment in our guest book (Oct. 2016):
"... most relaxing vacation in 38 years of marriage! No kidding! The "red door" was so much more than we anticipated. So much room! Lovingly restored...
Thanks so much for a clean, loving environment.
Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, historic house
I am an artist and work in an art gallery on Cape Cod. My husband is a Civil Engineer and works for an environmental consulting company. We live in an old home (circa 1850) in the oldest town on the Cape. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats, & chickens. We have a vegetable garden, enjoy canning (& eating!) our veggies, kayaking, touring historic towns & houses and traveling.
Donna Claytor purchased this house in 2011
We discovered Darien on our usual trip South to Florida. We fell in love with the historic town, the area and the warm, southern hospitality of the town's folk that welcomed us like family. Not nearly as crowded as Florida (or as pricey), Coastal Georgia has so much more to offer than just beach. We love New England, but hope to make Georgia our permanent winter home some day
Rented this adorable house for a week and loved every minute we stayed here. Have family one street over so could not have been more convenient. There was not one thing we needed during the week that was not provided for in the house. Will definitely think about rebooting in future.
I walked in and felt right at home at the Red Door Cottage! It's such a warm, inviting environment and the town has some great spots within walking distance. There many opportunities for sightseeing, biking, boating/kayaking and relaxing at a beach just a short drive away. I can't wait to return and bring friends for a girls' weekend!
The cottage was clean & beautifully decorated! The owner must be an artist! I walked the streets in this beautiful & historic southern town: a quiet & peaceful place. A great place to ride a bike & see the sights. I enjoyed my stay & can't wait to come back!
Thank you so much for the use of your home in Darien this past weekend! The cottage was clean, cute as a button, and right in the heart of historical Darien. We loved our stay and hope to be back soon!
My husband and I just moved to Georgia and needed a short term rental. We were lucky to find this incredible home. It has been everything we needed and more. Words cannot describe the attention to detail in this home and yard. Every inch has been well thought out and done with care. The local art through out is such a nice touch. This home has so lovingly been restored I am taking notes for our next home. The high ceilings are amazing and it is truly one of the coziest homes I have ever been in. It has been a wonderful place to recover from a stressful move. The fact we could have our dogs here with us has meant everything to us. We have been coming to Georgia for 7 years and have seen the best and worst of vacation rentals. This home is deserving of recognition of "the best". The beds are super comfortable and everything is CLEAN...white sheets! A must stay even if you are staying in St.Simons...worth the drive and not that far.
Darien is a perfect location in Coastal Georgia. The Red Door Cottage is impeccably decorated and the size is ideal for a romantic getaway or a family adventure. This type of vacation has so many activities that can please any type of personality. It has amazing beaches on Sapelo, St Simon, and Jekyll Island for those who love the beach life. It has history all around it. Sapelo island is such an adventure and the land and people tell a story that needs to be heard. Darien has Fort King George where you can traverse one of the very first forts in the United States. My girlfriend and I also spent a night in Savannah which has to be one of my all time favorite cities. There is a wine bar and Skippers restaurant that were must visits for everyone. I cant wait till I get time in my life to revisit this location!
Located a short distance from Fort King George, Old City Jail Art Center, Hofwyl Broadfield Plantation, Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge and Sapelo Island are just a few great places to visit. Kayaks are available in town for guided tours or to discover the numerous waterways on your own as well as a private boat tour to any number of places run by Kelly at the Darien Waterfront Inn.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.