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Marie Gray

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Memorial Day Now Available For Your Last Minute Plans

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Coastal Georgia House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 9)


This stunning designer decorated home is located in the gorgeous East Beach neighborhood. East Beach was just rated as the best 'Neighborhood on St. Simons Island' by Elegant Island Living Magazine. If you are looking for wide, sandy beaches without rocks, this is the area of St. Simons you are looking for!

* Arbor Cottage is an easy ½ block walk to the most beautiful beach on the island.

* Secluded and private with tons of trees (including two orange trees), but close to everything.

* Two living areas, an enormous deck, gourmet kitchen, bedroom, full sized laundry, and an outdoor shower - ALL ON THE FIRST FLOOR!

* The large downstairs bedroom has a desk, chair, television and walk-out covered patio that looks out into the private backyard.

* Perfect kitchen for gourmet cooks or a private chef (we can provide recommendations!)

Highlights of this beautiful home include:

•Two large living areas, which work beautifully for entertaining. Both rooms have double glass doors that open onto a huge deck.

•Separate entertainment space for the adults and children.

•50 inch high definition TV in the great room - Now with DVR!

•High speed wireless internet

•Outdoor shower

•Second living area with wet bar, game table, fireplace, and comfortable seating.

•Amazing front deck that has two seating areas and a huge live oak in the center. It is gorgeous especially lit at night.

The kitchen opens to the great room and includes breakfast bar, breakfast table and upscale stainless appliances. Additional dining is provided on the huge front deck with picnic table, two dining areas and grill.

The grand master suite has a king size bed and a lovely day bed and TV. The master bathroom has a jacuzzi tub and huge walk-in shower.

The first floor master has a queen bed and French doors opening to a covered, screened porch. The third bedroom has a queen bed and a bunk bed, TV/DVD, and full bath.

On the beach closest to the house (3-5 minutes) there is plenty of beach for playing or body surfing at high tide. Low tide offers a magnificent beach several hundred yards wide.

Keywords: House, cottage,

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marie Gray (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marie Gray

This house is our personal vacation home. We take so much pride in this home and want it to be a retreat when we go on vacation.

Marie Gray purchased this house in 2006

Why Marie Gray chose Coastal Georgia

We looked at many locations on the east coast. This island had a wonderful sense of community. People come back year after year. We wanted a place where our family, especially the children, could build family memories.

This island has the feeling that you stepped back in time but still has all the amenities you could want!

What makes this house unique

Arbor Cottage is extremely accessible to the beach, but is also private. It is surrounded by trees (in the winter you get hundreds of delicious oranges and grapefruit in the backyard). We have two large indoor living areas and an enormous deck located in the middle. The flow of the home is wonderful for multiple families creating an environment of family, but a feeling of privacy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Our Home's Guest Book:

"I was fortunate enough to have been able to stay in the Arbor Cottage for 2 months in 2006 and for another 3 months in 2007. I just love this place! It has everything that you could ever want, e.g. 50" HDTV in the living room, WiFi, jacuzzi tub in the master, oversized deck for throwing fabulous beach parties, a chef's kitchen, great location on East Beach, but my favorite amenity has to be the awesome windows in the master bedroom. I enjoyed waking up every morning to spectacular view of the sunrise eliminating the overgrown tree canopy and squirrels building their nest in those same trees. The level of detail that went into restoring, adding onto and furnishing the house must have been painstaking. The owners personally guaranteed that my stay would be a trouble free and enjoyable experience and that is exactly what they did. If there was ever any problem, they took care of it right away. If you are looking for a personal get away like me or if you want to bring your entire family along, you can not go wrong with selecting Arbor Cottage. Just make sure that you don't book it for the same times that I would like : )" Joshua Davis, Charlotte, NC
Nov 2006
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Memorial Day Now Available For Your Last Minute Plans
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my daughters wedding on Sea Island

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from 5 amazing days at Arbor Cottage. The home exceeded our expectations and we had a wonderful stay of 5 nights. The home has everything you could possibly need for your stay! We enjoyed walking every morning to East Beach and riding our bikes on the beach and to the Village. We hosted a low country boil on the beautiful deck for my family prior to the wedding and it was perfect!! Everyone loved the perfect set up.

We will definitely return to Arbor Cottage, I hope in the very near future!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Winter Escape for Snowbirds

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I just returned from six great weeks at Arbor Cottage. This is a wonderfully spacious, well-equipped home in one of the nicest residential areas on SSI. Close to the beach & ocean as well as the Ocean Blvd. biking/jogging path along the Marshes. Gould's Inlet also very convenient and great place to observe bird life. During our stay we hosted a party for approximately 20-25 friends and they were all impressed with the house and also with the very large outdoor deck the centerpiece of which features a HUGE live oak . We've had a number of SSI rentals and would easily rate Arbor Cottage as the finest and most comfortable. Hope to enjoy another stay there next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Arbor Cottage. Not only the decor, but the architecture was amazing, with lots of windows that allowed ample light and views of the amazing live oaks that surround the house. The floor plan allows privacy for each bedroom, and the two living areas give great options for indoor activities. The house "manual" was very helpful and had good restaurant suggestions. St. Simons has much to offer with great shopping, restaurants, and activities. We loved that the house is in a quiet residential area. The beach was easily accessible and so beautiful with tidal pools for small children to safely play in. We will definitely return to Arbor Cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands, NC

Best House in St. Simon's!!!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed one of the best vacations of my life at this lovely home. With just a short walk to the beach and easy drive to all the restaurants and shops, the location is top notch. The home is spacious with a wonderful layout and is well appointed with lovely decor and finishes. There is plenty of room for lounging and relaxing! Fun in the sun at a home that feels like home -- yet far removed from your everyday life. Vacation perfection. Book Arbor Cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hershey, PA

First time to St. Simon's Island

  • 5 of 5

My family was thrilled to discover this lovely home- believe it or not, Arbor Cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures posted! Our 5 and 7 year old daughters were delighted with the bunk beds and space in their bedroom, my parents enjoyed the privacy and quiet of the downstairs bedroom, and the master bed and bath are absolutely luxurious! The kitchen is fully operational and a pleasure to use; the massive washer and dryer is a wonderful convenience. The beach is an easy, short walk away- my family loved trying each access point- and great for gorgeous sunrises and shell seeking. We sincerely appreciated the attention of the owners to every correspondence and detail- we very much hope to return and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria MN

Arbor Cottage...a piece of my heart.

  • 5 of 5

Arbor Cottage is a luxurious home away from home. This spacious house has been cared for and beautifully decorated by 3 very kind & caring owners. Myself & 2 gals spent 2 weeks in Feb. & were sad to leave. All kitchen & entertainment appliances are state of the art & we enjoyed them immensely. The neighborhood is quaint & quiet ...the people we met out & about were all so friendly. The 3 of us had studied S.S.I. before our trip. We found ourselves close to landmarks dating back to 600 years ago.. We were thrilled & many times heavy hearted by these historically well preserved areas. Historians of any age would love this experience. Back home up north I miss having coffee in the morn in the screen porch with the sun on the grapefruit trees & the evenings with the fabulous deck tree lights. So much peace. The sunsets on the 'Marshes of Glynn' are breath taking & the beaches are fabulous. Thank you Arbor Cottage & your owners. You have a piece of my heart always.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kayaking tours end on the beach access closest to the home.


Rates & Availability

St. Simons Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 1
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Ga/Florida Game
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
4 night minimum stay
Non Christmas in December
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
christmas and new years
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.5%

Contact owner for fees for Ga./Fl Game.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Long term rentals are considered.
Renters must be at least 24 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coastal Georgia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (2) 1 in Downstairs Bedroom and 1 in Upstairs Bunk Room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Extremely easy and quick access to a beautiful beach. We have a second living area with a game table, wet bar with sink, ice maker, refrigerator and stereo. There is a nice sized outdoor shower on the side deck.

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