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Don't Fence Me In... Just Turn Me Loose... A Southern Charmer

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BRS, 3 Full Baths , (Sleeps 2-10) 2800 sq'

The first Grand Home on the Historic Old Demere Road


Perfect for a wedding,... A Golf outing..... or week get away...... Call me today!

Our goal was to provide a comfortable and luxurious 'private home'. We believe, you will agree that we have accomplished this. There are FOUR Entertainment areas and FOUR Private BR's.You can get lost with all the space 2,800 sq'.

The Grand Front Porch of this 'private vacation home' Welcomes the SSI Trolley Tour that passes daily year round. Make sure you wave to the tourists on the SSI Trolley & to the locals as they bike by. Here you will experience True Southern Hospitality! Enjoy your mint julep or a glass of sweet tea. Sitting under the front porch you are shaded by magnificent grand live oaks and protected from the Georgia rains.

The night landscape lighting makes you feel you have arrived at an oasis, outdoor up lights flood the yard and showcase the beautiful palms and century old live oaks.

Parking is not a worry, the private drive leads you to the double garage.

There are no other homes towering over the house or deck, a private affair.

The beautiful front walkway leads you to the Grand Front Porch.Step through the front door to enjoy the naturally sun lit, Open Designed Living Room, Kitchen & Dining Room. 2 new sofas were added in January of 2015. This large space allows for all to have a memorable social gathering. Prepare a Sunday Brunch or Family Dinner and overflow onto the Front Porch & 2nd Side Deck.

The layout affords privacy and comfort for 4 families. The 3 BR's on the main level have a split floor plan.The Private Master is off the DR. A separate hallway off the Great Room (Other side of the house main level) splits the 2 Quiet BR's/baths.

The huge upstairs is completely private showcasing 'the Ultimate Manly Game Room' and 4th BR.

The afternoon sun is so inviting to read a book or put the kids in for a nap. No need to rent 4 hotel rooms or 2 condos. The perfect 'private home'.

PLATINUM Private PROPERTY : All 4 Bedrooms were decorated with NEW furniture, window treatments and new plush mattresses with luxurious bedding. The split Master BR Suite has a King size bed,a 36' HD TV & DVD. There is a large Spa Bath with a whirlpool jetted tub, double vanities, separate shower & walk in closet. The 2 other downstairs BR's have queen beds, walk in closets and full Bathrooms. There is a private 4th BR upstairs with 1 Queen size Bed and 2 upholstered twin beds.

Light weight summer bedding and winter comforters are provided.

The new elegant, Professional Pool Table (adults only) has arrived. 'The Manly Game Room' 28'x 20' upstairs has everything your little manly heart desires: Leather Sofas, Leather chairs around the card/game table, dart board, games, a 50' plasma TV,DVD player & Georgia bean bag toss.

The Ladies can cheer you on or have a 'Ladies Getaway' downstairs for a quiet ladies night, sipping your June Bug cocktails.

EAST BEACH: Only 1 mile away. A short car drive or 10 minute bike ride. Bring your bikes from home or rent them and have them delivered to the house.

Admire the series of old estates on the shaded Old Demere Road. Walk to the historic National landmark 'Bloody Marsh'.

SSI has numerous activities from benefits to

Festivals. Jazz in The Park, Chili Cook-off, Casino Theater, Neptune Park, Skate Board Park ,The Ritz Theater.

Pro Golf: Sea Island, Hampton Plantation, Sea Palms are all excellent Golf Courses.

The Village for shopping, Ziggy's for nightlife, Rafters, Village Inn & Pub.

Historic Downtown Brunswick, Fort Frederica

Day Trips: Victorian Jekyll Island 20 mins away Little St Simons Island by ferry upon availability & Romantic Savannah 1 hour north

More Details

Barbara Pole
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Barbara Pole

I dabble in art and loved my photography career.

I have worked art shows and also critique.

My husband is a sales consultant to the telephone industry. We have 4 kids & 3 grandkids.

What drew us to SSI was our first visit to Jekyll in 1998. We watched the Sidney Lainer Bridge being built an engineering marvel) and laugh at the times we waited for the old draw bridge to open. My husband said that's how its done... SLOW. We saw some changes but love the building code (no high-rises).

There have been many improvements to SSI, one of the best being, NEPTUNE PARK in the village. A well thought out master plan. We watched it being built in Feb 2009. A NEW Water Wonderland for all ages. It features 3 connecting pools with a kids water park, playground, mini-golf and water aerobics.

What a view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean & Jekyll Island!

Please be assured your stay at this private home will exceed your expectations

I am only a email/phone call away to answer ANY questions you have.

Barbara Pole purchased this house in 2010

Why Barbara Pole chose St. Simons Island

This private home was exactly what we where searching for. It took 4 years to find it and many open houses.

What makes this house unique

For Weddings 2016 Combine both Properties for 6 BRs and 5 Baths. Please call me for additional information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This note was emailed to me as quoted below.

"Just a note to let you know that we had a wonderful time at 1904 Demere Road.

The place was beautiful, and everything was as you said it would be. Everyone commented on what a great place it was, including the appliances, decorating, and myriad of electronic entertainment devices, including wi-fi., and of course, the pool table.

It was an awesome experience, and we all thank you for providing such a wonderful place for our family reunion."
Jul 2012
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Saint Simons Heights House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , En Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , En Suite
    Outddoor spray - outdoor shower , rinse beach sand
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , for bed room and guest use
  • Jetted Tub in Bath: SPA setting in Master BR 2 person tub, with separate large 2 person shower. In The side Yard is a area to rinse off beach Sand.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King Koil
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Lady Englander
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , New Lady Englander
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , New Restonic
  • There are: 3 QUEEN Beds 1 King 2 twins Master Bedroom: Elaborate wooden 4 poster bed with King Koil Bliss Mattress Spa Bath,jetted 2 person tub,separate shower & walk in closet 2nd BR : Dark Brown Wooden headboard Queen bed with Lady Englander Mattress 3rd BR: Wooden Sleigh Bed with Lady Englander Mattresss ensuite full bathroom 4th Upstairs BR: Queen Wrought Iron Bed with Restonic mattress & 2 Twin Upholstered beds in Quiet Upstairs
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Long Distance: House Phone with free long distance US domestic calls ONLY. Broadband Internet: Comcast HD cable. WiFi (Wireless Internet): WIRELESS internet for your personal Laptop. The 'Manly Game Room' 28'x 20', Gracious Covered front porch, side deck off the DR with high top table. Private trellis with a powder blue swing, play horseshoes in the private fenced rear yard. Beautiful Custom Fenced Front yard. Private, long, Driveway to attached 2 car garage. A Reference Book loaded with local brochures and maps. Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): 3 steps for entry Kid Friendly: Children MUST be Supervised at all times, Especially in The Game Room with professional Pool Table, 50' Plasma TV, and Games. Not Suitable for Children: The GAME ROOM is an adult ONLY ROOM. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25 years old Pet Friendly: Of course your well trained Pet (1) is Welcomed. A $200 non-refundable pet fee.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Don't Fence Me In... Just Turn Me Loose... A Southern Charmer
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 49 reviews

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

A large beautiful home situated in the heart of St Simons not far from anything and in walking distance to a lot of restaurants and shops. The house offers everything you would need and the owner Barbara is so helpful and obliging taking away any stress of booking this home. The highlight for us was the beautifully landscaped gardens surrounding the home, it offered complete privacy and gave you many areas to relax and enjoy whether a coffee in the morning, a good place to read or enjoy a glass of wine and snack or even eat dinner out on the deck for good food and conversation with friends and family. Everything about this home made this holiday very memorable.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is a great house. My pleasure to make your stay truly memorable. You came a long way from.... Canada . Safe travels home.... Barbara
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Orange va

Great quiet place on SSI

  • 5 of 5

Barbara the owner was very complete in directions and instructions. Book on site was very helpful. Kitchen well stocked with what you need, lots of good linens and chairs and sofa were great for relaxing. Beds very comfortable and everything was as described. No reservations about returning again in the future.

Very close to nice restaurants and events. Great places to eat on SSI

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Would love to have the Sea Island hunting men... back again anytime. Barbara
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

My family (children and grandchildren) had a wonderful week. House included everything we needed plus MORE! We were close by restaurants, stores and the beach. Great place for families with people of all ages. Barbara was so very helpful in supplying information about the area. No complaints at all.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Cove Springs, Florida


  • 5 of 5

My family (hubby, two teen sons, one teen nephew, plus two more boys and my brother and my mom :) stayed for a week. Everything we needed was there - from kitchen utensils, to bath towels, to floats. We could walk to the Redfern shops, where we ate at Catch 228 - which was very good. We could also walk to Southern Soul - which is NOT to be missed! We were a short drive from the beach, pier, and more shops. We ate at Barbara Jeans, where you could order anything and it will be great 😉 We had three vehicles with our group and had no problems coming or going. Our first day we took a tour - which helped us have an idea of the things we wanted to do or see in more detail later in the week. We would highly recommend staying here to really anyone! Maybe we will make it a tradition!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were a lovely family to work with. Please return to St Simons Island. We would love to have you. Barbara
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  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect. The inside is wonderfully decorated, the bed very comfortable, the landscaping beautiful, the front porch a pleasure to drink coffee in the morning and relax before bedtime, the list goes on and on. The location is central to everything you could want to do, beach, shopping, pier, lighthouse, exploring the other islands around the area. It is a very short car ride, bicycle ride, or rent a golf cart - you are a short distance from everything. We personally enjoyed exploring with the golf cart. You can load beach stuff, change of clothes, etc and spend all day driving around to all the beautiful sites on the island.

Make sure to try Southern Soul BBQ and Wake Up Coffee in Redfern Village. Our favorite place to eat dinner was at Coastal Kitchen at Morningstar Marina. Make sure to get the local shrimp and oysters - Amazing!!!

And if all of that isn't enough, Barbara was so helpful and pleasant to deal with.

There is no way you can go wrong with this house or Barbara. We will be back and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Don't fence me in

  • 5 of 5

Had an awesome visit for a family Thanksgiving vacation in St. Simmons Island.

The house was perfect for entertaining inside and out.

It had everything you could think off to make our stay hassle free.

Location is great . Near Redfern village and of course Southern Soul BBQ is just a short walk away.

Can't wait to get back to "don't fence me in".

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have your family again as future guests. Barbara
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Harris Teeter
"The best super market. In The Shops on Sea Island. A great wine selection. Thursday is Rib e..."
The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
"They offer a DAY Trip. Look at the web site for the schedule."
Coastal Kitchen and Raw Bar
"The best Happy hour and Sunsets a fun place with good food."
Island Cinemas
"The Island Movie Theather"
Neptune Park
"Water Park, Playground, mini-golf, a fun place "
"Nice fried chicken. Bone Fish Grill, Nazarro,s, many other fine restuarants "
Fort Frederica National Monument
"Historic Beautiful site go take a look,"
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
"Explore the Historic District. The Sea Turtle Center.Driftwood Beach. The Elegant Grand Dini..."
Wake Up Coffee
"In Red fern Village You can walk there from the condo. My best and most favorite coffee pl..."
Village Pier Mallory Street
"The place to stroll along the Atlantic Ocean. Bring a fishing pole, watch the dolphins see t..."
Palm Coast Coffee
"For coffee or a bite to eat. In the Village. Most nights there is live music. "
The Cloister at Sea Island
"5 star Hotel with 5 star dining $$$$"
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Southern Soul Barbecue
"The BEST!! @ The Traffic circle. You can smell the BBQ"
St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum
"Historic Lighthouse"
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brunswick,Georgia (BQK)
Nearest Barpub
MANY within walking Distance
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
To Little St Simons Day Trips
Nearest Golf
Sea Side Sea Palms King & Prince
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Jessup,Georgia Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
Daves, Gnats Lndg, Southern Soul, Nazzaros
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East Beach A short bike ride away
Car: not necessary

St Simons Island, Georgia is a Unique, Historic, Beautiful Island. 'A Southern Charmer'. A wonderful family getaway, with so much to see and do. Miles of Biking Paths and world class Golf. Experience True Southern Hospitality with regional cooking. Within a hour from major airports


Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Horseshoes, Miniature golf


Rates & Availability

Saint Simons Heights House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Weekly Rate Non Holiday 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Oct 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday 2016 GA/Fl
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Thanks xmas New Yea
Nov 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property damage norefund $59 + Tax
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.0%

Summer of 2016 $2100 wk plus additional fees
Nightly rates are $550 per night with a 4 night minimum
Holiday Rates Prevail: $2200 per week with additional fees . The nightly Holiday rate is $550 per night with added fees to include:.Memorial Day 4th of July Labor Day GA/FL Mc Gladry Nov 16 to Nov 22nd. Thanksgiving XMas New Years
Additional fees: Cleaning $200
The $59 property damage policy is non refundable. No security deposit is needed with this coverage.
Sleeps 10
Rental agreement
Must be 25 years of age

All Major Credit cards accepted. Bank to Bank direct deposit A deposit is taken at time of booking total balance due 30 days prior to check in. This is an owner managed property. Please call Barbara, with any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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