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Pet Friendly, South End Island Cottage, Short Walk to Village and Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Saint Simons Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4), 2 Baths, front porch, screened porch, back deck.

Pet Friendly! Located on one of the more tree-canopied streets on the island, our home will provide you with the perfect vacation getaway you have been looking for. The live oaks that cover this area give you the feeling like you are in your own world. Once you park your car under the carport in the back, you may not need to use it again during your stay.

We are in a convenient location at the south end of the island, just about a 10-minute (0.4 mile) walk to the beach and 15-minute (0.7 mile) walk to the village. We are also centrally located to many great restaurants and fun activities for the whole family to discover. Cummings Lane is a very cozy, quiet, and peaceful location. It is only one block long with more people walking than driving. The trees and landscaping provide a sense of privacy and seclusion from neighbors. It is truly our favorite street on the island.

The open style floor plan and outdoor porches provide for very comfortable living. The bedrooms each have their own bathroom and can be considered to be their own suite. Amenities include cable TV, wireless internet access, a large hot/cold outdoor shower, large back deck, fully-equipped kitchen, and more.

As new owners in 2013, we made many improvements to the property while we were snowbirding during the winter/early spring. We removed the carpet and put down wood flooring. We installed a new dishwasher and water heater and replaced all shower heads and faucets. There is a new blue ray player and flat screen TV in the living room and a DVD player and flat screen TV in the master bedroom. There is also a flat screen TV in the 2nd bedroom. Outside in the front we built a paver path and put in many new plants in the front yard.

Our 2014 improvements included a large deck out back and an outdoor hot water shower, new deck furniture, and landscaping in the backyard (including a Meyers lemon tree and grapefruit tree). We made another big improvement at the request of several of our guests last year. We added fencing and gates to completely enclose the backyard so pets can roam freely.

This past winter/early spring 2015 on St. Simons Island was great! We had plenty of time to relax, but we also made more enhancements to make the cottage even better. We replaced the living room furniture with a new sofa and loveseat and coffee tables, painted both bathrooms and the kitchen, added a new ceiling fan in the living room, bought a new TV for the 2nd bedroom, built a new paver path out the back door, and replaced the roof. We also built a raised bed in the back that serves as our vegetable garden in the winter and flowers for you in the warmer months. We hope you enjoy all we have done.

The cottage has all that you will need for a great vacation getaway and so we provide all the basic essentials we could think of. In addition to typical items like toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, and tissues we also provide plastic wrap and bags, laundry supplies, hand soap, dishwasher soap, coffee filters, spices, and beach towels and cart. There is even a small cooler with those blue ice things in the freezer ready for you first day on the beach. Our overall philosophy is to have you arrive at a home that has what you need without having to immediately run out to Winn-Dixie. Yes, you will need to get food, but at least that can wait until you have had a good night’s sleep and your morning coffee…you will even find a packet of coffee for your first morning in the cottage. We really have everything you need!

We have had the best guests and are excited about continuing to share our home as a vacation rental that is both warm and inviting. We will make every effort to provide you with a comfortable home away from home, great service when needed, and an overall ideal vacation experience.

If you have more than 4-6 people, we are happy to work with our next door neighbor (vrbo 96191) to try to accommodate a larger group.

Keywords: village, beach

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Linda or Art
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Linda or Art

We are retired teachers, but still work part time. We found out about St. Simons Island by chance and fell in love with the village, beach, and people. Being originally from a rural area, we that found St. Simons gives us the same comfortable feeling of home that we hope you get the chance to experience too. We have a rescued dog who is a certified therapy dog. Buddy loves to go to schools where the children read to him. This is a very pet-friendly island. The beach is a great place for dogs and you can also bring your dog to dine with you at any restaurant with outside seating. It is in this light that we have made our home pet friendly too. We have now happily owned the cottage for over two years and have had the most wonderful guests visit. We wanted to make our cottage a warm and inviting, well-equipped rental home and have been told by many that we did just that. And we have plans to make it even better each year. During your stay, please feel free to contact us any time you feel the need. We're happy to share our home and are sure you'll love St Simons Island, Cummings Lane, and our cottage for your vacation.........Art and Linda

Linda or Art purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Linda or Art chose Coastal Georgia

We have been vacationing on St. Simons Island many years, including spending two winters as renters before purchasing this cottage. We feel so lucky to have found this home on one of the most beautiful streets on St. Simons Island. We have stayed in the cottage every winter since 2013 and are looking forward to many more winters here. We know you will love it as much as we do.

What makes this cottage unique

Since we spend our winters here every year and know the home so well, we can offer you a cottage in excellent condition. Considering the yearly enhancements and continued routine maintenance, we know our cottage will provide you with a vacation that is as free from problems as possible. This is one of the many things that makes our cottage stand out among the rest. We are here every year to take care of it all. Another benefit of renting from owners who consider the cottage as home for four or five months every year is that you are sure to have all the comforts you would need. The kitchen is fully stocked with quality appliances, dishes, pots and pans, spices, and many other items you would need for those who enjoy eating in.

The master bedroom has its own bathroom, but if you check out the floor plan (last item in the group of photos) you can see that the second bedroom can be considered to have its own private bathroom as well. That bathroom, just off the dining area, is within the alcove entrance to the second bedroom. The outer door of the alcove can be closed off at night creating another private bedroom/bathroom master suite. This makes the home ideal for one or two couples or for families with children. There is a dining area that seats four plus, another dining area in the screened porch, and a patio dining set for four on the back deck.The living room has two comfortable couches, a flat screen TV, games and books. The front porch is my favorite spot with a great porch railing at the perfect height for putting your feet up while sipping a glass of wine. Enjoy!


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(54 traveler reviews)

Pet Friendly, South End Island Cottage, Short Walk to Village and Beach
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 54 reviews
Flat Rock NC

Great Holiday at SSI

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to SSI and the same home. It is just a great place for the sun, beach and a really nice home for us and our two 4 legged children. Art and Linda provide everything you will need for your stay. We arrive one week after the hurricane and Art had the house ready for our stay with everything cleaned both inside and outside of the house. The beach is a short walk d=from the house. We are looking forward to next year for a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a great stay. Look forward to staying at this house in the future.

  • 5 of 5

We had at great stay at this property and look forward to future stays.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it, already booked next year - Has a nice Key West feel

  • 5 of 5

I have to say that this was one of the best vacation places I have stayed at. Every need has been anticipated and catered to. We were able to take our dogs and they had a wonderfu timel. The hurricane was moving in so we had a lot of contact and exchange of information with Art & Linda. I have to say they are one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to do business with. I am a dog groomer and sent the info on the cottage to all my facebook friends who are always looking for places that take dogs.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super comfortable and beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

The cottage looked as photogenic in real life as it does in the pictures of it. Everything, the rooms, layout, etc. was extremely well thought out.

I don't like a/c and though you definitely need it; it was nice to be able to keep it turned down and use fans which are everywhere, including the porch.The beds and furniture were again, extremely comfortable and well placed. I loved all the closet space. My partner is a slob but with all the storage space, it was easy to keep things looking tidy. I like to cook and the kitchen was a great place to cook in. Our friends couldnot make it but I think this cottage is ideally suited for a faily get-together or two couples, etc.

I emailed Art several times for suggestions re music, sights to see, etc. and he was extremely helpful. My partner is a history buff and we particularly enjoyed Fort Frederica, even me, who did not think it would be interesting at all. We loved the sea kayaking, Jekyl Island for the driftwood beach, and a Restaurant called, I think, "828" recommended by our kayak guide.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super Nice Owners

  • 5 of 5

Art and Linda are very good to work with. They are quick to communicate and answer questions. They are real people and treat people as they would like to treated. Would highly recommend them and look forward to booking again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cozy, welcoming and well-stocked cottage. Close to the beach, village, restaurants & pets OK.

  • 5 of 5

We felt so welcomed when we arrived at the cottage. It's exactly as it's advertised - very clean and stocked with so many items you would never think of to bring from home (and would have to buy). It's right in the heart of SSI - close to the beach, village, biking trails, restaurants. Our pets thoroughly enjoyed their stay as well. The outdoor shower makes it easy for pets and people to wash off sand from the beach and take showers too, as it's very private. The back yard is fully fenced and there are so many places to walk dogs, even the beach during certain hours. We loved the screened porch to sit out for breakfast or dinner, and the backyard deck. The kitchen has every conceivable utensil you would need to prepare a gormet meal. There are TV/DVRs in every room. The furniture is new, clean and comfortable. There were also welcoming fresh flowers, bottle of wine and a few chocolates upon arrival - even a dog bed to use - all very nice touches that definitely make this cottage feel like home.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Palm Coast Coffee

To get to the beach --

Only a 10-minute walk --

Through quaint, quiet streets --

A great time to talk --

And then to the village --

Walk up the beach at low tide --

From Art and Linda's place --

15 minutes is the guide --


Rates & Availability

Saint Simons Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 29 2016 - Feb 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 13 2017 - Aug 4 2017
6 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Summer
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 3 2017
6 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 28 2017 - Feb 24 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Exceptions to minimum stay requirement may be made to fill calendar openings.
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Pet fee is per week; pet fee discounted for stays over 2 weeks.
Tax rate includes 6% sales tax plus 5% lodging tax.
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Saint Simons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate sink/vanity area
    Second Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Beautiful queen sleigh bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wrought iron queen bed.
  • Small portable crib and highchair available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach/village, brand new skate park, Neptune Park Fun Zone with swimming pools and miniature golf, Glynn Art Center, fishing pier, tennis courts, many local and well-known golf courses, parks, bicycle and kayak rentals, and great restaurants/shops all within walking distance. Nearby Jekyll Island has great beaches and a wonderful facility for the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles. The museum and sea turtle hospital are open year round.

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