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Hope Habour SSI - Relaxing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, (sleeps 7)

Once you turn down this oak-canopied lane, you begin to experience true St. Simons living. Walk in the Cottage and your mood will immediately relax and you'll be on 'Island Time'. Hope Harbour can provide all your needs for a fun-filled, relaxing vacation at the beach. Unpack and GO! Be sure to click on more details and you can reach out to me. The Cottage is located in the much sought-after south end of the Island and is just a 10-min walk from the ocean/beach - you can walk or bike there or choose to do the Village and Pier instead. The Cottage is lovingly decorated with antiques from around the world, has vaulted ceilings, fans in every room and authentic linoleum tiled floors throughout. Relax in the sunroom, read in the screened-in front porch or kick back on the deck. The deck has plenty of seating, tables for dining, and is located in a private fenced backyard. The deck is low to the ground and does have ramps for wheel chair accessibility. Bicycles and beach chairs are available for your use, as well as beach umbrellas and a beach cart. Just bring your beach towel and you're all set. Charcoal and gas grills on the deck. Harmonious.

Hope Harbour Cottage is a single level Cottage and is suitable for an active family, seniors wanting the quiet and ease of a retreat or love birds needing a private hideaway. Fido will love the backyard! Contact Nancy Berlin, owner at 770-454-9730 or ssiabednego at yahoo dot com, for reservation confirmation. You'll love Hope Harbour as much as I do.

More Details

Nancy Berlin
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Nancy Berlin

I have been coming to St. Simons for almost 20 years now and knew I would want to one day, retire on the Island. There is a small town feel to SSI that is unsurpassed and after living in the hard-charging corporate world the majority of my life, collecting sea shells on the beach was pretty attractive. I love the history of the Island and the myriad of stories you will hear from the 'old timers'. I love being able to bike just about everywhere and the friendliness of the Island people. SSI felt like home to me and I keep coming back year-after-year. Contact owner at ssiabednego (at) yahoo (dot) com to confirm reservations.

Nancy Berlin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nancy Berlin chose St Simons Island

When I walked into Abednego Cottage in 2012 (now called Hope Harbour Cottage as of 8/1/13), it 'spoke' to me. I knew that this Cottage would, one day, be my home. The backyard is unsurpassed. The deck is huge and has plenty of room for separate areas. I wanted to share Hope Harbour's serenity with you. I hope you will treat it as you would your own home.

What makes this cottage unique

The shaded backyard and huge deck is, by far, my favourite place. There is absolutely nothing more important than spending a little 'Island Time' on the deck and watching a sunrise or sunset. You'll love the flow of the Cottage - very easy living.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The cutest cottage ever! Nicely furnished, comfortable furniture and beds. The walk in closet in master bedroom was wonderful. Loved the sunroom and large back deck with very private yard. Nancy was great to work with throughout the booking process and stay.
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Simons Island in Glynn County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Large walk-in closet, private bathroom, TV in room.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , large closet, TV/VHS/DVD
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , 2 Bunks, Single trundle pullout, Add'l single mattress
  • 3rd bedroom has bunkbeds, Single trundle pullout, and additional single mattress avail. Sunroom has a convert-a-couch (double bed).
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Multiple activities in area- including snorkeling/diving, cycling, water skiing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, golf, tennis, windsurfing, racquetball, surfing, hiking, basketball, sailing, jet skiing, hunting, live theatre, antiquing, shelling, theme parks, museums, cinemas sight seeing, wildlife viewing, shopping, horseshoes, horseback riding, boating, etc.


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Hope Habour SSI - Relaxing
average rating of 4.9 based on 43 reviews

A wonderful Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas weekend here and had a wonderful time. The cottage is in an amazing location; close to the beach, the Village...all within biking or walking distance. The neighborhood was quiet. Nancy had set up a small Christmas tree for us and decorated the cottage. It was really beautiful.

Nancy's communication with us was excellent and timely. We're already looking at the upcoming year to take a trip back.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Christmas vacation at Hope Habour and I'm glad you like the little Christmas Tree. It's not big but it does create a more festive atmosphere. I do hope you consider Hope Habour again this year. The summers are awesome! Thank you for staying at Hope Harbour. Nancy
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Tampa, FL

The best place for you and your pet to stay.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and found Hope Harbor to be a place to relax and still have our dog with us. After all the fenced back yard was like she had her own dog park, she does not have a fenced yard at home. More than once did we find her relaxing on the deck. We enjoyed the deck as well, sitting and just enjoying the day. The carport is a nice feature to keep the leaves off our vehicle and when it rained one morning it was nice to slip into our vehicle without getting soaked. The kitchen was well stocked and we had a great area to warm up left overs, because you want to check out as many local restaurants as possible. If you like to cook you would have had all you need to make what ever you could dream up. The village was conveniently located and the shops were dog friendly and plenty of outdoor dining. We highly recommend a stay at Hope Harbor as a place to relax and recharge.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a beautiful cottage! Clean and cozy! Amazing !

  • 5 of 5

We couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing weekend. The cottage is central to everything. Cozy and clean. Comfy and spacious. The porches are amazing. I walked in and said” I could live here forever”. I will stay here every time I come to St. Simons! The owner is great, helpful and generous.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

A perfect place to stay for a great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Hope Harbour was a perfect place to stay for our St. Simon’s vacation! Nancy made it very welcoming and had everything we needed to truly make it our “home away from home” while visiting the island. The location of the cottage was just perfect, a nice neighborhood close to everything. The cottage itself, from the bedrooms to the living area to the screened-in porches, was very comfortable and helped us relax from the moment we first walked in. The very large deck and nice fenced in yard became a favorite for morning coffee outside with the dogs. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we walked through the door all the stress melted away. The house smelled amazing and was cool and comfortable. The deck is my favorite place! Beds were great and everything you could ever need for a beach trip was there. SO thankful for a weekend at the beach!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation getaway

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with Hope Harbour. It is a great cottage and the amenities were very good.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

St. Simons Historical Lighthouse tours, Mallory Street (ice cream shops, art galleries, bait shack). Very eclectic funky Village is a favorite. Walk to beach, playground & skateboard park; beautiful community pool and mini golf oceanside; historical churches & award-wining restaurants. Beautiful shops and bargain seekers delight...antiquing that will take your breath away. Check Chamber of Commerce website to see latest events - always something going on on SSI. Excursions: Sapelo Island (experience the old Gullah community of Hog Hammock), Jekll Island's Millionaire's Row, Little St. Simons Nature preserve, Cumberland Island's wild horses...much, much more. Historical Savannah is one hour away - JAX, Fla. one hour other way. So many sites close to SSI - take day trips and come back to Hope Harbour Cottage to relax and savor your adventures.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St Simons Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July 4th Week 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2019
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall 2019
1 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning-less than 1 wk. £74.26
Pet Fee £74.26

Additional $100.00 cleaning fee applied for stays less than one week.
Week long stays in July.
Pet fee per stay will be applied - $100.00. More than one pet, contact owner
Contact owner if planning to pay via credit card - additional processing fee will apply.
Full week stays encouraged in June/July.
Monthly Rates for January, February and March only.
Cottage has accessible bathroom.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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