1,100 sq ft condo w/ 2 King Beds & twin rollaway! Balcony with tranquil setting!
About Michelle Bartell
We live in OHIO but travel often to the island. The first learned of the island and experienced its beauty in 2011. Our sister, Darcelle has lived on the island 15+ years. All it took was one visit and we fell in love with the area and immediately started looking for our a second home. Since then we have purchased 6 properties on the island and now manage properties for a few others. We have 2 little girls and this is their favorite vacation spot, there is so much for the little ones to do! There is truly no other place like SSI! It is not overly commercialized, but has just enough to do to keep tourists busy.
Michelle Bartell purchased this Condo in 2018
Why Michelle Bartell chose Saint Simons Heights
We purchased this particular property for many reasons. We wanted to buy a home that was within walking distance to some of our favorite spots on the island such as Southern Soul and Redfern Village. We also wanted the home to be situated in a complex with a nice pool, and this property definitely has it! The pool beautiful and clean! It is open year round and is heated 9 months out of the year. We hand chose this particular unit because of where it is situated within the complex. The condo overlooks beautiful lush landscaping and gorgeous oak trees (iconic for SSI). This creates a serene and peaceful space when sitting on the screened in patio. Other properties within the complex are not as private.
What makes this Condo unique
The beauty of the island is what attracted our family to this vacation spot, old oak trees with live moss line almost every street. This history of the island and the Golden Isles is intriguing and amazing! We love to share it with our guests so we include it in our guidebook! Also in our guidebook you will tons of information regarding places to go, things to do, and where to eat. We included itineraries for a budget- family friendly vacation, weekend getaways, nature lover's getaways, and road trips. We take out all the guess work so you can relax and truly enjoy your vacation!
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The property was great! Close to beautiful beaches and just a short drive to Jekyll so we had multiple places to visit! It was clean and well equipped. The only downside that we really saw was the microwave on the property is in dire need of replacement. The face is falling off and there were times we couldn’t even get it to work. But other than that, it was a cute space to spend the weekend for my son’s first trip to the beach!
Girls Trip to the Island
The accommodations were just as described in the listing description. The location was central to every point of interest St. Simon has to offer. The condo provided items for our every need of the vacation. Out beach days were made easy with the items on hand. We look forward to staying again soon.
Family Reunion Vacation
The condo was very nice. Had all the extra's you would need. The location was great. Loved sitting on the back porch drinking my morning coffee.
Everything went perfect, check in, checkout refundable deposit. Everything meet our expectations. It was really was quiet during the day and night. Close to shopping areas, grocery stores, restaurants and more. We will definitely rent this property again.
Enjoyed our stay
The place was very nice. Owners were great with keeping in touch. Loved the pool as well.
WATER ACTIVITIES: Beach- choose from over 3 miles of beach to bike or layout. GREAT family beaches!!
POPULAR ACTIVITIES: frisbee, bocci ball, fishing, kiting, windsurfing, paddle boarding, katamarand, building sand castles, biking, dolphin tour, kayaking (kayaking tour- Sign up in the village at the Kayak Shop), pier fishing, and crabbing are all popular activities on SSI. A fishing license is available at the tackle shop next to the pier.
POOLS - Private pool located at the complex for your use.
NEPTUNE PARK- (located at the pier, 2 miles away by the lighthouse, next tot he beach) is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Resort style with water activities and a slide for all ages. Neptune Park and surroundings also offers mini Putt-Putt, Park with swings and slides, a full Snack Bar, and outdoor grills with stone benches under beautiful oak trees with hanging spanish moss. Enjoy grilling hotdogs and hamburgers for lunch after swimming at the pool!
JEKYLL ISLAND WATER PARK - located on Jekyll island (20 min drive to the island)A Full Scale Water Park for a Full Day's Activity. Slides, Wave Pool, Lazy River, etc. Admission approx. $17.50 ish
OFFSHORE AND INTERCOASTAL FISHING:
GOLFING: SSI - King and Prince Golf Course and Sea Plams Golf Course.
Jekyll Island- Offers 3 courses,
Brunswick - Glynco Golf Course
TENNIS - Many open courts around the island
DOLPHIN TOUR - Golden Isles Marina
SHRIMP BOAT TOUR - Shrimpin' aboard the "Lady Jane" with Captain Larry Creedle- through the scenic Marshes of Glynn south of St Simons Sound you will see abundant wildlife including dolphin, seagulls, and pelicans. Experience the life of a fisherman and enjoy their tasty bounty. Not only will you see the many creatures that the crew brings up from the depth, but also touch whatever is caught that day; sharks, crabs, fish, and all sorts of sea life. The crew will even boil the shrimp for you to sample! Two hour tours depart daily from the Brunswick docks less than a mile from the St. Simons causeway. Bring your own beverages.
EMERALD PRINCESS CASINO & DINNER CRUISE- Enjoy day and evening gambling cruises aboard the beautiful Emerald Princess II Casino cruise ship, where the destination is always Vegas-style fun and excitement. All daily cruises feature blackjack, poker, roulette, dice, Texas Hold ‘Em, over 200 slot machines, light dining, music, and more.
SEA TURTLE CENTER on Jekyll Island- explore interactive exhibits on sea turtle biology, conservation, rehabilitation, and the sea turtle's amazing journey from egg to adulthood. A large viewing window into the treatment area and an elevated walkway into the rehabilitation pavilion allow visitors to watch veterinary care of injured and ill turtles and learn more about the patients. Admission fee varies with age; Hours as follows: December - February: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, closed Mondays; March - November: Tues. - Sun. 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays 10 am to 2 pm.
SHOPPING- From quaint shops to outdoor markets, designer labels to unique coastal souvenirs, the Golden Isles has something for everyone. For guests hunting for the perfect treasure, visit area art galleries and antique stores. Local outfitters and surf shops provide equipment and knowledge for outdoor enthusiasts. Chic boutiques and outlet stores are the ideal place for a fashionista to shop the day away. Explore the various shopping districts within the Golden Isles: Shops at Sea Island, Redfern Village, Pier Village, Retreat Plaza, Downtown Brunswick, Jekyll Island Historic District, Glynn Isles Plaza, Glynn Place Mall and more.
BIKING- A paved network of winding bike paths (ideal for walking and jogging, too) is a great way to get to most anywhere on St. Simons Island. Bike rentals are available at Ocean Motion Surf Shop (just around the corner from the Resort) and elsewhere on the island. Infant seats and Trail-a-bikes available as well. Rent by 1/2 day, full day, or for your entire stay. Call 912-638-5225 for more information. Bike rentals are also available at Wheel Fun Rentals. They have many unique bikes including surreys that hold up to 9 adults. Call 912-635-9801.
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS AND HANGOUTS: Most restaurants are locally owned and operated Mom and Pop shops with great food. Our favorites:
Coffees - Palm Coast Coffee -free wifi
Breakfast - Sand Castle (Breakfast Buffet, certain days of the week) , Frederica Cafe (Blueberry Pancakes), Sunday Brunch
Buffet at the Historic Jekyll Island Millionaires Club
Lunch - 4th of May (daily specials), Barbara Jean's, Bubba Garcia, Knat's Landing (Crab Balls and Sweet Potato Fries)
Dinner - Iguanas (BEST SHRIMP DINNER!!), Fancy Q, Crab Daddy's, Sal's Pizzaeria, Friday Night Seafood Buffet at King and Prince Beach Resort