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Martha Takacs

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Mermaid Cottage Private Heated Pool - Fall Best Season Yet to Come!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Kings Terrace Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Congrats to our 2nd renter to earn their FREE week!! Ten visits and you earn a FREE visit to Mermaid Cottage, and your free visit counts towards your next free visit.

Once you have experienced 'Mermaid Cottage' you will never want to go home! Be sure to review client comments! Check out our Facebook page - Mermaid Cottage St. Simons Island

A Wonderful Four Bedroom Village Area Cottage situated on beautiful St. Simons Island, Georgia, known for its southern history and charm. 'Mermaid Cottage' is located in a quiet neighborhood just a short walk to the beach, restaurants and village shops.

This smoke-free home has all the amenities you could want. Situated two blocks off the beach on a quiet street lined with 150 year old live oak trees, you will enjoy the privacy and special ambiance that 'Mermaid Cottage' has to offer.

Three bedrooms and two and one-half baths are in the main house with two living areas. One bedroom with queen bed and a futon, kitchenette and private bath are located in the guest house, perfect place to put the kids!! Total of 2,000 square feet of indoor living space!

Enjoy the privacy of the courtyard area, perfect for catching a nap, outdoor grilling, or swimming in the heated pool, one of the few on the island. Or catch a few games on our outdoor ping-pong table.

Come and experience the magic of 'Mermaid Cottage', you won't regret it!!

Keywords: Cottage, close to beach, village area, private heated pool

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Martha Takacs (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Martha Takacs

My husband and I LOVE the ocean. As our family grew,and grew, we found St. Simons to be the perfect place to take the kids. They couldn't get enough of the ocean and the biking trails. There was no question, we had to invest in our own 'St. Simons beach house.' We hope you'll enjoy all that Mermaid Cottage has to offer. You'll want to keep coming back too! Martha & Bob Takacs, Roswell, GA

Martha Takacs purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Martha Takacs chose St. Simons Island

WE LOVE IT HERE IN ST. SIMONS - We have it all, biking, private heated pool, lots of living space, great beaches, everything in walking distance

What makes this cottage unique

Be care and worry free, we supply all the extras!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please use this book for any comments that you might have regarding your experience in renting Mermaid Cottage. We would love to have your thoughts, comments and favorite things about your stay.

Thank you,

Martha Takacs
Jun 2005
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(52 traveler reviews)
Mermaid Cottage Private Heated Pool - Fall Best Season Yet to Come!!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 53 reviews
Spartanburg, Sc

Great Home!!! Great Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!! We had an awesome time!! This is the perfect home for a vacation at the beach!! St. Simons Island is a great vacation place. The home has everything you need, we enjoyed the pool every evening after a day at the beach and ended the evening with ping pong. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming & 1/4 mile to beach & Village

  • 5 of 5

Ample room for 3 generations & a great pool with dappled light under a live oak tree. Separate cottage was ideal for the oldest generation, my husband & me. The main house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great kitchen, living room, dining room & den. This enabled adults to watch the Olympics, etc. while the kids watched their preferred programs & movies. Great front porch, too.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mermaid Cottage Has It ALL!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed on St. Simons Island for 25 years, staying in a whatever type of accommodation (condo, house, Village, East Beach, etc) seemed to address our needs and priorities at the time. This year we hit the jackpot when we booked the Mermaid Cottage for our growing family. The main house was perfect for grandparents and one family with 2 small children. Another family found the guest house to be a cozy private space for bedtimes and breakfast together at the start of each day. In our case, a third family was able to rent another VRBO house just around the corner, an easy walk enabling the older cousins to go back and forth. The layout of Mermaid Cottage allowed for the smallest children to be in a front bedroom, away from the noise of the family room, pool, and ping pong play in the evening. Never have we found such a fully stocked rental home, making it unnecessary for us to rush off to the grocery on the first night for supplies of soap, detergents, toilet paper and paper towels. Thick white bath towels and beach towels were in abundance and an industrial sized washer and dryer made it easy to maintain a constant ready supply. The kitchen was also well supplied with cooking utensils, dishes, flatware and, again, a cabinet full of basic seasonings to help get you started on any meal. Mermaid Cottage was clean and obviously well-maintained, both inside and out. We were a 10 minute walk or a short drive to the entrance of 9th Street beach or to the shops and restaurants in the Village, a perfect location to enjoy the best of St. Simons Island. We look forward to returning to Mermaid Cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable property with superior management

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described and pictured. The layout allowed for privacy for everyone in our family party. The hostess had two pac'n'plays ready and waiting for our twin babies. She could not have been more accommodating and easy to communicate with. The beach is a short walk, about four blocks, and the neighbohod is a quiet side street of single family homes. My only "complaint"? The kitchen was so well stocked that I didn't need to schlep all those supplies from home. There was even cooking oil. Other complaint heard: one person thought the sheets were a bit scratchy, and for morning swims you do have to work around the automatc pool cleaner for that two-hour period. All in all, a lovely facility, well run. We were well satisfied!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful one story cottage with plenty of room for all.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time booking the Mermaid Cottage and will definitely stay there again. The layout of the house is perfect for us, four generations, with a need for a minimum amount of steps. Everyone was very comfortable. And the two separate living areas made it easy to accommodate everyone. The pool is in the shade of some wonderful old live oaks - great to have the babies and toddlers (and grandparents) out of the sun and enjoying the water. Easy walk or ride to the beach. Convenient to the village. And quiet, not much traffic, which is great for riding bikes and pushing strollers or pulling wagons. :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location, Impeccable Home, Excellent choice for a family

  • 5 of 5

We will be returning to the Mermaid Cottage. This was the most relaxed I have been in ages. The grandparents had their own retreat in the guest house while my husband and I were in the main house with the kids. Our older son was able to play in the pool, enjoy the ping pong table, ride his bike to shoot hoops, etc, while his baby brother took his afternoon nap. The house is well stocked and we were amazed by the homeowners generosity. It was enough to bring us to tears when we realized we did not have to pack a single beach chair, towel, or pack-n-play. For those with kids and for those sensitive to the sun, you will appreciate this....the pool is SHADED and heated! This meant no sunscreen battles and no sunscreen in the eyes. (I am a sunscreen freak so my kids were thrilled and came home without even a speck of sunburn.) It also meant time for this momma to relax because our little one hates the ocean.

Parking is free on the island, but it is also hard to come by in the village. Rather than circling and waiting for a spot, having to load and unload the kids, we rode our bikes everywhere. The park is just around the corner and my son was able to take his basketball and play with other kids, he sat in a tree overlooking the pier to read, and had a great, safe place to run so he logged his miles for cross country while we were on vacation.

This was a much needed break from reality for our family.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Brunswick, GA
Car: recommended

Biking all around the island


Rates & Availability

Kings Terrace Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Break
Aug 7 2016 - Oct 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
GA-FL Game
Oct 26 2016 - Oct 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kings Terrace Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cable TV (4), VCR (1), DVD/VCR (3), Microwave (2), Linens & Beach Towels provided, 2 Sleeper Sofas, Private Heated Pool, Outdoor Ping-pong table, Outdoor Shower, No Pets

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