SHELLMAN BLUFF----Waterfront, Dock, Ramp And Marina Access
About Chris Reddick
The owners bought the property with a desire and love of DEEPWATER access at their back door!! The property has been updated and new furnishings and decor just for you. The owners would like to share their little piece of Shellman Bluff and Coastal Georgia heaven with others. The owner has the confidence in our Salt Coast Properties & Outfitters business to manage her home for vacation rental to guests who would like to visit Shellman Bluff. We pride ourselves in nothing but the best for out guest. We thank you for visiting us and welcome you to Coastal Georgia!
Chris Reddick purchased this Cottage in 2013
What makes this Cottage unique
The sunsets will be something you will cherish for days to come. The water frontage and winding river you can travel on with kayak or put in at marinas or boat ramp and take in the Coastal Georgia Shellman Bluff community. Many folks have returned and said what a relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating getaway and WE LOVE it!!
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 word Private has no meaning.
This is my very first review where I have to give one star. Throughout the description it mentions multiple times that you will have your own private dock, private yard and a perfect place to escape. My boyfriend and I get to seldom see each other due to his profession and privacy was one of the main reasons I booked this vacation. I looked at my other places with the promise of having your "own private oasis". If I would've known that I was paying for a lie I would have booked somewhere else. The description didn't explain that there would be a family of 8 staying and sharing all of your
"private perks". The pictures are taking perfectly so you don't see that you are actually staying in someone's backyard in their carriage house. I ended up canceling my stay for the weekend due to the fact I was completely lied to. The family was nice but isn't what I had in mind. The company Salt Coast Properties could've cared less that I was lied to; saying lots of families don't mind the other people in the house. Also stated that there would just be two people there, which turned into 3 families. After I said I wanted to cancel I received one word replies and than radio silence. I got a check in the mail for the two nights I didn't stay, but not the tax or the cleaning fees. We traveled 4 hours to stay at this place and it broke my heart that my special weekend ended so quickly. Please know that you are STAYING IN A CARRIAGE HOUSE IN THE BACKYARD AND PEOPLE DO OCCUPY THE MAIN HOUSE! The dock is not private along with the backyard. Hope this helps you make the most informed decision when it comes to booking a stay here.
We know you have received your refund for the River Drive Cottage and understand your desire for privacy. The owner and I apologized in person and over the phone and in writing. We hope you will find what you are looking for.
Chris and the Property Owners
Nice Get Away!
I got away this weekend for some biking and bird watching, and the River Drive cottage was a good home base. The cottage with two bedrooms and one bath is nicely decorated and super clean. The cottage setting was quiet, and a very nice boardwalk and dock provide access to the White Chimney River - a public launch is close by. I watched dolphins and coastal birds while sitting on the dock swing. The owner had kayaks ready. Harris Neck NWR is just a few minutes away. Darien is just down the road with good restaurants. Hunters Cafe, which is about 2.5 miles from the cottage, offers good food and drinks. The owner welcomed my black labrador companion.
We appreciate your review Mark and happy you took in some of our beautiful nature!!! Hoping you will be back and let us know what it would have taken to get a 5 star review!!! Come back to see us and River Drive Cottage!!!
Warm Salt Coast Regards,
Chris Reddick and the Property Owners
Perfect for an Authentic Coastal Georgia Experience
All that we wished to experience while in Georgia, was readily available and close by.
The cottage is comfortable and has all you need for a comfortable stay.
The property is a beautiful setting and we thoroughly enjoyed the covered dock, crabbing and the incredible breeze that was always there. We were amazed how refreshing it was considering we were there in July .
We kayaked, saw the dolphins and simply enjoyed this sweet cottage. The running water in the home, as warned , does have a smell and "taste" that might be an issue for some. We managed a week there and bpight alot of bottled water . We enjoyed all the great authentic southern food at many" local " eateries (altons, speeds, hunters, b & j, sapelo station) , and day tripped to savannah, tybee, st simon, even Amelia Island and stopped in places in between. We met such wonderful and welcoming people . The kindest I have ever met! Folks at Shellman's fishing Camp and Pine Harbor were so nice . We didn't get to catch a redfish with our guide, but will return when they are more plentiful in October. We really loved this location and the cabin that had all that you needed for a sweet, peaceful and authentic coastal Georgia experience. Thank you Chris and Alan for all your help. We will see you again soon :)
Thank you the S. Family for your kind words and expression of your appreciation of our secret Coastal Georgia Shellman Bluff. We are happy the cottage was everything you wanted for a vacation and relaxing time with family. Please call me when you want to reserve another getaway. The owners and I appreciate your visit and look forward to your returning.
Warm Salt Coast Regards,
Chris Reddick and The Property Owners
Super quiet, cozy getaway spot...perfect for unplugging from life for a few days
My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend a couple of months before our son is due to be born (we left the two kids we have with family and called it a 'babymoon'). We love to fish and crab and explore new places, so the cottage was perfect for us. Quiet back porch, private dock, fire pit, grill, it was more than we expected. It should be noted that the RDC is an older building that's obviously had some upgrades over the years and has been taken care of, but don't expect EVERY amenity. There is no dishwasher, the bathroom is pretty small, and the beds are both full-size. But everything works, there's cable TV and good wifi (however for some reason the TV is mounted pretty high on the wall, probably because that's where a strong anchor point is we guessed). The grill is in great shape and the back porch and dock is where we spent most of our time anyway. Fishing, crabbing, and just enjoying the quiet and the incredible view was beyond what we had hoped for. Some side trips to Darien, Crescent, and the little community of Shellman Bluff allowed us to try some new places to eat and meet some great people as well. For a couple or a small group (4 people is really all it will hold) that want to go somewhere quiet and just unwind for a while, this place is as good as it gets. Since the dock is on one of the side creeks there really wasn't a lot of boat traffic and we spent hours there just enjoying the marsh. The RDC has obviously been taken care of with some love and has been a refuge for quite a few years. It should be a blessing for many years to come for lucky travelers. We plan to return to the RDC!
The Owners and I are so happy you were able to unwind, refresh, and rejuvenate at the River Drive Cottage. Our GOAL is just that!! Great comments to help future guests know a little more about the property. Your personalizing was awesome. The BEAUTY of our Georgia Coast is a hidden gem, that we love to see folks come and discover and appreciate.
Thank you from the Owners and Chris!!
We had a wonderful family fun time. We enjoyed crabbing for crabs and we also enjoyed kayaking
Hope to visit the River Dr cabin again.
I am so happy you enjoyed the nature and beauty of family, coastal Shellman Bluff and more. As you and many others have discovered, the slower pace of relaxing, refreshing, and rejuvenating are just a few of the highlights of our Coastal Georgia Secret. Please share with your friends who appreciate disconnecting from electronic world and taking in all the fresh salt and marsh air during their visit. We welcome you to come back and see us again.
Warm Salt Coast Regards
Chris Reddick and The Property Owners
Exterior is at best underwhelming, as is its location away from water and dock. But inside the cottage is lovely, clean, nice furniture, and cheery decor. Good short-term rental!
Thank you for your River Drive Cottage review. Our cottage exterior features the "natural" look of the cedar lap siding in keeping with the property and the feel of nature. All pictures are true to life with the White Chimney River being about 50 yards away. We preserved the yard space for outdoor fun prior to the entrance to the dock runway to get to the water. The owners pride themselves in keeping the "nature" and "Beauty" of the Coastal Georgia green space preserved for family enjoyment. We appreciate the compliments regarding the interior features and look forward to you returning to the Georgia Coast again.
Warm Salt Coast Regards,
Chris - Property Manager AND the Property Owners J & J
DEEPWATER dock at your back door. Plenty of yard room for pets, yard games, parking of all your toy trailers and more. Located in Shellman Bluff with a relaxed feel. Yet property is close enough to Savannah or Brunswick for more restaurants and activities to enjoy. Call for more information.