2 Bedroom, 2 Bath...Come on over to the country! Snow Bird Oasis
About Dave Hust
Dave Hust is U.S Army retired with 22 years of honorable military service as a paratrooper, an artillerman and a recruiter. Dave worked for 8 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center as a role player and security officer. He is also a licensed charter boat captain and owner of madsharkcharters. Raised in a small town called Gore, Oklahoma (population 973) his final duty assignement with the army was as recruiting station commander in the Darien area where he now resides.
Dave Hust purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Dave Hust chose Darien
You will understand why you chose to stay at the chum shack the minute you enter the driveway. A short, winding road through the woods and wildlife to a newly remodeled, peaceful piece of heaven on earth. As night falls the woods come alive with the sounds of whipporwils, owls and tree frogs. Enjoy fresh, organic vegetables from the garden and fruit from the orchard.The chum shack is an ever-evolving always improving labor of love and a private place for you, your family and your pets to enjoy a little taste of life in the country while in the Darien area. The chum shack is an ever evolving, always improving amazing place to stay while you enjoy your vacation to beautiful, historic Darien and surrounding areas. The Chum Shack offers plenty of room for your pets to wander. There is plenty of on site storage for boats, Rvs, motorcycles or trailers.
What makes this Cottage unique
Seclusion, nature, peacefulness, organic garden, hot tub and wildlife. Great launch point to Savannah, which is 45 minutes North and Jacksonville, Fla. 45 minutes South. Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island are about15 minutes away. Money saving, package deals are available if you wish to go fishing or sight-seeing with mad shark charters. The property is also available for long term rental. Pets are always welcome
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Excellent communication with the owner. The property is a secluded paradise. We also took the eco-tour on mad shark charter which was the highlight of our trip. Sapelo Island ferry is 10 minute drive. St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island are a 30 minute drive down Hwy 17 South. Darien is a quaint fishing town. If you're looking for casual seclusion, this is the place for you!
Perfect place to get away from it all. It was nicely decorated and had anything a person could need.
Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Safe travels
Really enjoyed our stay
We stayed at the Chum Shack from 12/27-1/3/19. We really enjoyed our stay.
The cottage is super comfortable, the property is beautiful, and Dave was more than willing to make sure everything was perfect. We would highly recommend this for anyone coming to this area!
Thank you for taking time to review you stay at the chum shack and thank you for leaving the house in such good shape when you checked out. It was nice meeting you guys. Ya'll take care and safe travels.
We decided to celebrate family time this year for Christmas instead of stressing over shopping and gifts. This was a wonderful stay!!!! The cottage was very clean and restful. We enjoyed visiting Darien and the restaurants. Will definitely plan another trip here.
Thank you for choosing to stay at the chum shack and thank you for leaving it so clean when you checked out. I hope to see y’all again. I am glad you enjoyed Darien and your stay. Safe travels
This cottage is truly adorable and so comfortable.
Such a charming cottage and so roomy. Everything is new including interior and exterior paint. Location is great, super quiet but close to downtown Darien and only an hour from Savannah Ga. The cottage has all modern conveniences as well. Dave Hust the owner is always available when needed and such a pleasure to be around.
Thank you for taking time to review your stay and thanks for staying. I hope to see you back soon
Quiet, clean, peaceful & every aminity you need
This is a great place to stay for a while. It has all of the amenities you would ever need. Including filtered water and a washer. The house has great places to hang out outside. I really appreciated the gardens and the natural space around the house. There were butterflies everywhere! The hot tub was great. The location was close to the things that we wanted to do. The master bedroom is large and the bed is comfortable. We also enjoyed an eco tour with the owner where we saw lots of wildlife.
Thank you for your review of the chum Shack. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Soon there will be many more butterfly gardens to enjoy
Visit Darien and experience the Georgia Coast's best keep secret. From the picturesque shrimp boat fleet which greets guests traveling north into town where shrimp can be purchased fresh from the community docks to historic sites such as Fort King George, Sapelo Island, Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge...McIntosh County is a quaint community that offers a get away off the beaten path with a myriad of things to do to keep you busy. If relaxing is what you would rather do, enjoy local seafood restaurants and a laid back evening in the local wine bar located in the heart of Darien, downtown. Whatever your pleasure, you will find it here!