|Space||1,100 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Trade the hustle and bustle of everyday life for complete relaxation and rejuvenation at this lovely St. Marys vacation rental home. From alluring beaches and national parks to quaint shops and fascinating museums, this charming Georgia city offers everything necessary for an enjoyable vacation, and this house is located within easy reach of it all!
Featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and enough room to comfortably sleep 4-6 guests, this cozy residence is the ultimate accommodation choice for a small family or close group of friends looking to explore historic St. Marys. Upon your arrival, you won’t be able to help but notice this picturesque property. One side of the home offers attractive views of the marshland, huge oak trees laden with Spanish moss, and the St. Marys River, welcoming you with a beautifully peaceful ambiance only found in coastal Georgia. The house itself sits on a large lot, which features an attractive rice planter design, pine straw pathways, and newly planted grass. Look forward to spending your downtime on the breezy porch, where you can admire views of Point Peter and Cumberland Island National Park in the distance and watch the Cumberland Island Ferry pass by.
Inside, the house is inviting and warm, boasting vintage pine wainscoting, knotty pine flooring, tall ceilings, and numerous windows that perfectly frame the serene views outside. This 1-level property just completed construction in March 2015, offering all the modern amenities you need to feel right at home, such as air conditioning, ceiling fans, in-unit laundry machines, and insulating window blinds that open and close easily for privacy. After an enjoyable day in the great outdoors, come home to prepare a tasty home-cooked meal in the kitchen, which comes complete with a spacious pantry. Later, retreat to the great room and lounge on the comfortable couch as you watch movies on the 32-inch flat screen TV with built-in DVD player. At the end of the night, you’ll certainly be happy to retire to one of the tranquil bedrooms to rest up for another eventful day. The master bedroom will serve as your ultimate escape, featuring 9-foot ceilings and a large window that offers superb views of the sunset.
When you’re ready to get out and explore St. Marys, you certainly won’t have to venture far from this house! 2 adult-sized vintage bicycles are provided at the property for your use and will allow you to easily reach numerous attractions nearby. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride downtown, where you’ll find great local restaurants, and charming shops. In addition, the municipal water park is a convenient bike ride away in the opposite direction of downtown. Delve into the area’s rich history by taking a tour through the Naval Submarine Museum, Radio Museum, and Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum. The quaint town of St. Marys is also known for its fantastic seafood - you’ll love sitting outside the Knuckleheads bait shop while watching the shrimp and fishing boats come and go. If this is your first trip to St. Marys, make sure to stop by the nearby tourist information center for tips on the area's best attractions!
Fully experience the area’s natural beauty by taking a ferry ride to Cumberland Island, which offers pristine Atlantic beaches, wildlife, and maritime forests. You may also choose to drive to Okefenokee Swamp for motorboat tours and animal watching, or to Crooked River State Park for hiking and nature seminars. Additionally, Fernandina Beach in Florida is within driving distance of the property. The house is conveniently located between 2 public boat launches, with ample parking for boats and trailers, so you'll get to enjoy easy water access. Unsurprisingly, sport fishing and kayaking are extremely popular pastimes here. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, this wonderful St. Marys vacation rental home will quickly become a place you want to return to year after year!
Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include a nice kitchen, 32-inch flat screen TV with DVD player, air conditioning, in-unit laundry machines, and 2 vintage bicycles
- Enjoy picturesque views of Cumberland Island National Park from the wraparound porch
- Amazing location! Biking distance from restaurants, shops, and family-friendly attractions in St. Marys
- Easy access to Cumberland Island State Park, Crooked River State Park, Okefenokee Swamp, and much more!
- Master Bedroom: King-sized Bed (flushed mattress)
- Bedroom 2: 2 Twin-sized Beds
- A Futon in the Living Room can accommodate 2 guests
- No smoking
- No pets allowed
- Must be at least 25 years old to book
- Please note that this property is located in a quiet neighborhood populated with mostly professionals and retired citizens. This area is not suitable for loud music or noisy people. The local police department takes a strict view on disturbing the peace
- Additional fees and taxes may apply
I hesitate to post a review because this place and St. Mary's are so idyllic and unspoiled, we don't want it to be discovered! Ashby Lane is a perfect location, unblievably quiet, beautiful marsh views, and so convenient to the charming downtown. While we were there we experienced incredible hospitality and friendly people everywhere we went. We hiked, we biked, we had magical experiences on Cumberland Island and at the Okefenokee. Only feedback I would give is that if you're cooking meals - the kitchen could use a few more essentials (can opener, baking sheet, knives). But other than that - sheets and linens are wonderful, king bed was so comfortable it made it hard to get up in the morning, kids were great in the twins and their own bathroom, and we had a lovely fruit basket on he table when we arrived with a sweet note from Becky along with restaurant recommendations.
We can't wait to go back!
My family enjoyed our second stay at this property. Everything was still very clean and well maintained. All the beds seemed to be upgraded from our last stay and that much more comfortable.
A charming, uniquely decorated, and most accommodating and relaxful cottage set in the historic district of St. Marys. The photos on this site do not do it justice. Easy access by foot and/or bike to the Welcome Center and riverfront where one can find delicious seafood, a general store serving many flavors of ice cream, many small shops, and a well-maintained riverfront park to sit in swings and enjoy the river scenery. Three vintage bicycles offer more opportunities for touring and exercising. Would recommend, upon first arriving, the golf cart tour of the historic district obtained through the Welcome Center just two blocks from the cottage. It offers an excellent commentary on the history of St. Marys and the surrounding area. St. Marys Seafood Restaurant on Osborne (Hwy 40 in town) and nearby Kingsland's Ship 2 Shore Restaurant, also on Hwy 40, are both recommended for scrumptious seafood at a reasonable price. Amelia Island Cruise from Brett's Restaurant at nearby Fernandina Beach, FL, provides an entertaining and informative water tour along the shorelines of Amelia Island and Cumberland Island which one will not want to miss. A nice day's visit to Okefenoke Swamp State Park provides varied educational experiences (including seeing live alligators!) for children and adults alike via a swamp cruise and a train ride and a museum docent. After three full days of enjoyable activities, this cottage was a welcomed reprieve for settling into restful evenings, just like home. One will leave St. Marys, after staying in this sweet cottage, feeling as though he/she is leaving one's own home.
We were pleasantly suppressed to find the cottage bigger than the pictures portray . It was perfectly prepared for us with lots of nice little extras. Our family of four felt right at home. The unique decor added to the charm and it was very clean. The cottage is perfectly located on a quiet, secluded lane with water views. We enjoyed touring the village on the bikes and by foot. We enjoyed our day on Cumberland Island, we recommend booking early on the land and legions tour to explore the island in a van . We booked late and had to tour on bikes. This limits what you can experience in a day.
We enjoyed breakfast at The Blue Goose , and seafood at St Mary's Seafood and Lang's Seafood
A trip to Kingsland lead us to a Restaurant called Salt Pepper Thyme.... Delicious !
We will certainly return and recommend this Cottage and City to our friends.
Thank you for the wonderful stay! My family and I had a great time in St. Mary's for our long weekend getaway. Your home was very clean and had everything we needed to make our vacation comfortable. The amenities of the new home paired with the one of a kind furniture and décor were a great combination to accent the southern charm of St. Mary's. The manager's touches with the 4th of July decorations on the porch and inside the house for the holiday weekend made us feel welcome and it was apparent that the home was well taken care of. We had a great weekend enjoying St. Mary's, Cumberland Island, and Harriet's Bluff Organic Blueberry Farm. This was just the getaway we needed.
This was the perfect place to get away for a quiet weekend. Just a couple blocks from historic Saint Mary's and the Cumberland Island ferry.This rental includes many personal touches for a great price. When we arrived there were fresh flowers in each room and a fruit basket/chocolate. The vintage bikes are a nice addition. Overall we had a great relaxing weekend close to good fishing, kayaking, and a reasonable car ride to nice beaches.