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Deep Water in Savannah! Wilmington Island - Historic Savannah

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Some dates still available in May, June and July!

Located on Wilmington Island, the first island from Tybee Island. Coastal, Georgia, USA (15 minutes to Historic Savannah, 20 minutes to Tybee Beach). Enjoy fishing and crabbing off the dock. You share the dock with the main house - you will enjoy ocean breezes on the dock! Charming Cottage, built in the 1930's and completely remodeled in 2012, you are on the water's edge. This rental is guest house to a lovely waterfront estate on the beautiful Wilmington River. one of the most breathtaking views in Savannah. Extra large living room includes a sofa bed and a regular sofa and flatscreen tv. 2 Bedrooms and One Bath are upstairs. Master Bedroom has Queen Bed, furnishings include dressing table and mirror and ceiling fan. View from this room is amazing. 2nd bedroom has twin beds, furnishings include dressing table, mirror, and ceiling fan in this bedroom also. Fully equipped kitchen and separate dining room complete your home away from home. You will vacation in Paula Deen's neighborhood.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2017

Why Wanda chose Georgia

We searched for a number of years to find the ideal deep water property in Savannah. We lived in the dockhouse for 3 years, and still live in the same neighborhood.

What makes this cottage unique

The amazing waterfront views from inside the dockhouse and from the dock sold us on the property. Relaxing and eating on the dock with the ocean breezes, all set in a quiet residential neighborhood, made us feel like we were on vacation all the time!


Wilmington Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 You will love our updated bathroom!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfy queen bed, ceiling fans, dressing table. Great view!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds, ceiling fan and dressing table. Great view!
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 sofabeds in large living room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in both bedrooms.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Deep Water in Savannah! Wilmington Island - Historic Savannah
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end this was an incredible place to stay! The owners were amazingly kind and generous. The home was stunning as well as the view and we enjoyed the walk out to the dock several times a day. We went for our daughters graduation and although she is moving back to California with us we will probably go back to vacation at this home because it was such a fantastic experience!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming stay on Savannah estuary.

  • 5 of 5

Vintage cottage decorated with love, spotlessly clean and a dock that provides for solitary reflection on the waterways of low country. 10 large windows in the living room on the water is like living on a yacht with none of the inconveniences. If you love vintage buildings, this is a must and you are in peaceful surroundings yet close to all you want to see. Master bedroom closes off completely. Other sleeping area on second floor is a loft open to the stairs. Younger kids (our 15 year old) will want to be on the sofa bed by the TV downstairs. The owners are most welcoming and turn up your Johnny Mercer songs and enjoy the experience of a "moon river" outside your door. Charming in every way. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Dora FL

Outstanding Location and View

  • 4 of 5

Charming older cottage on the water with great character. Easy to relax and enjoy the Wilmington Island lifestyle. We had dinner one evening on the dock at the end of the pier as the sun set - a lovely evening. Overall a very nice cottage with graceful hosts.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 star, clean, and cozy beach home

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've stayed at Bob and Wanda's rental, who are two very welcoming and friendly people by the way. This home has an awesome view and is only a short 20 minute drive to Downtown Savnnah. The home is cozy and clean and is a perfect little house to lounge around in if the weather is nasty out. If the weather is nice, take advantage of the kayaks the home has to offer! We love this rental and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dunwoody, GA

Stunning view

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time in this cottage on the beautiful Wilmington River. The view was outstanding and the accommodations were perfect for us. We generally stay in the historic area, but were unable to find anything with two bedrooms for this stay and wound up on Wilmington Island. So glad we found this place. Wanda was right there for anything we might need. The living area was huge - perfect for us to have our daughter and her family over for a couple of meals. We had a great time sitting out on the dock watching our grandson fish while the dolphins played not far from the dock and the sun set over the water. So beautiful!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sister's birthday and vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Savannah many times now but this was the best place to stay by far. The property is gorgeous and right on the river. We spent just about every day just sitting on the dock watching the tide come in and out and the wild life. The cottage is beautiful and the owners were very accommodating. I would highly recommend this location. The only thing that would have made it better is if we would have had our own boat.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location on the edge of the beautiful Wilmington River (intra-coastal waterway). Relax in a delightful cottage built in the 1930's and completely remodeled in 2012. Hardwood floors throughout the house with an awesome close-up waterfront view from every room. A spacious living room, separate dining room, fully equipped kitchen and two bedrooms offer you a home away from home. Enjoy an updated bathroom. Cook your fish or steaks on the convenient outdoor grill under the large covered porch while the ocean breeze reminds you that you are on vacation. Or save your appetite for a low country boil on your dock that you share only with the family in main house. Plenty of room for vacation meals inside the house, on the porch or on the dock.

This perfect location between Savannah and Tybee Island means you are only 10 miles from historic downtown and 10 miles to Tybee.

You can fish off the dock or catch blue crabs right off the dock and cook them on the dock in the cooker provided. You can relax in the sun or swim in the river. You will have lots of room on the dock for sunbathing and a large covered area for picnics and reading that book you have been eager to read. Bring your own boat and tie up to the dock - you will be ready to take advantage of the great fishing in the area.

Cast off your boat at the dock and you can be in the ocean or playing in the sand on a secluded, barrier island beach in minutes. Collect seashells and walk on the beaches. No big crowds on these beaches that you can only reach by boat! Or you can fish for trout or bass in the rivers and marshes. Cook your own fresh fish some evenings and enjoy the fine restaurants on Wilmington Island

and, downtown Savannah or Tybee Island other evenings.

You will want to be at the cottage and dock at least one evening for the beautiful sunset.

For the golfers, The Wilmington Plantation Golf Club is located a quarter mile away. Another option is to take your boat across the river to Priest's Landing, dock the boat and play at The Landings on Skidaway Island (or you may choose to drive).

We have information for you on kayak rentals, dolphin and river excursions and inshore and offshore charter fishing, and barrier island tours.

We're sure you will have so much fun that you will want to return to this location for more getaways!


Rates & Availability

Wilmington Island Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300

Weekend rates - Friday and Saturday nights $250.00/night Low Season and $275.00/night High Season. Holidays, special events and St. Patrick's Day may be higher, please call.
$300 reservation/damage deposit
Full rent payment required at least 2 wk. before check-in date. Rates include tax.
$100 Cleaning fee

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