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Custom 3 Story Cabin On The Satilla River

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This three story, custom built, cabin is anything but typical, and is located in the heart of nature. The unique architecture will leave you gasping in awe, and is perfect for fresh water fishing trips with the guys, a family getaway, special celebrations, and everything in between! This one of a kind cabin will remind you of simpler times as you relax your stresses away. The cabin’s backyard is the serine Satilla River, with St. Simons and Jekyll Island only 35 minutes away (although you will not want to leave once you lay eyes on this stunning property)! Spaces are filling up quickly, so book your next stress-free getaway today!

Rusty Johnson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

About Rusty Johnson

Rusty Johnson has been building custom home for over 30 years and has acquired a reputation for unique carpentry and architecture. This cabin was built as Rusty’s signature home, incorporating many of the custom techniques created and perfected over his career. For example, after finding a 100+ year old heart pine log in the Satilla River, he used the giant tree to build the spiral staircase inside. The Swamp was built as a getaway home for the Johnson family and has been greatly loved and cared for over the years. With the Johnson family now older, Rusty is presenting the property to the public to enjoy the same type of treasurable family moments.

Why Rusty Johnson chose Waynesville

This spectacular property is as close as you can get to the Satilla River, with the water flowing right in the backyard. The unique location of the property on the river allows for privacy and safety (the property does not flood when the river rises). The accumulation of peace, serenity, nature, privacy, and safety led to the purchase of the stunning property.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin allows guest to be close to nature and still enjoy modern amenities. The cabin offers fishing and recreation opportunities without leaving the location. The cabin is absolutely the best way to get back to the good ol’ days.


Waynesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bathroom is handicap accessible for a wheelchair.
  • Home has 3 bathrooms all full baths with stand up showers. Bottom floor bathroom is handicap accessible for a wheelchair or shower chair.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Full bed
    Bedroom 2 - Full bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
  • 2 Bedrooms with two full beds and 2 loft Bedrooms 1 queen bed and 1 full bed. Bottom Floor has full bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
There is also a site for a camper. With water and electrical connections. Ask owner for additional cost.


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Custom 3 Story Cabin On The Satilla River
average rating of 4.75 based on 36 reviews


  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice time ... The place had a lot of room for our family..

Friends met us for a kayaking trip kids enjoyed.. Papa and I kept our 13 month grandson.. Our family had a low country dinner for our anniversary and all our family came it was great at the Swamp!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We would stay here every weekend if we could! This set up is ideal. The owners were prompt and Courteous with any questions we had and any problems we ran into. The canoes available were an added bonus and it only took a few paddles to reach the main river and white sandy beaches. Mosquitoes were manageable with spray. Wildlife was expected and added to the rustic ambiance. We supervised but never felt uneasy about children exploring the grounds. Inside, the bathrooms are beautiful and the kitchen was more than efficient. The layout is bright and open and the woodwork is exquisite. Not having Wi-Fi for 3 days was so relaxing. I wasn't too keen on the idea at first but it was such a treat to disconnect from our phones and really enjoy our trip . We were so lucky to have found this listing and can't wait to return for our next vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, nice area, room for everyone. I have no complaints about the rental. My only concern was the note listed in the house rules on the refrigerator that states alligators, poisonous snakes and spiders visit property. I was nervous letting our 6-7 year old children play outside. I was under the impression the house was more of a lake front, not swamp front. With that being said, my fears have nothing to do with the actual rental. I would recommend home away and the home owner to all!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great time visiting friends and family

  • 5 of 5

We had a great together for friends and family. All guests and others enjoyed the "Swamp" house.

Minor issues include: (1) Light bulbs needed replacing (2) knives needed sharpening

Wish list though not really important would be to have WIFI. The DISH TV was out on Sunday afternoon for 2 hours due to bad lightening storms.

Suggestion to future renters: bring your own bar soap. We could not find any.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Proberty

  • 4 of 5

Due to conflicting appointments, I was only able to stay one of three planned nights. The first thing I noticed when I got out of my car were the large number of mosquitoes. After getting settled in the house, started to mix a drink. No ice or ice trays in the freezer. (Did find ice trays in the lower kitchen later when inspecting the property.) Had to go to grocery store to buy some ice and bug spray. Fortunately I do not mind deet.

They have canoes but I did not get to try one. There were too far from water for one person to move one. I did try fishing for about an hour in the water that is part of the property.

For a large group that wants to be together at the Satilla River, this is great property. Other than the ice trays on main floor, they have everything you should need. I put one tray in main area, Communication with owners is very good.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This was an Amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

This was an Amazing place.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Golden Isl Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
HWY 82
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island
Car: necessary

Property located on the beautiful Satilla River, great for quiet family time


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Prices may vary according to events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund