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South End Retreat SSI

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Island charm with the perfect island location.

Experience the charm of St Simons from this classic island cottage. Our summer home for the past fifty years, it is steps from the beach nestled among ancient moss draped oaks on a quiet dead end street. Inside the front door is the sunroom, a perfect place to relax with a good book or share stories over drinks with friends. The sunroom opens on to the sunny deck, a great place to catch evening breezes or enjoy outdoor grilling. To the right through French doors is the living room with its large windows for natural light and a flat screen TV. The ample dining room provides great views of the moss draped live oaks, which have been twisted and bent by their exposure to the constant breezes off of the water. Take note of resurrection ferns coating the branches of the oaks, which appear dead in dry weather but spring back to lushness with the rain.

The kitchen can accommodate several cooks and also has large windows for abundant natural light. Past the kitchen is a bonus room with a small television. This room is a great place for early risers, to enjoy a cup of coffee and the morning news without disturbing others. It also has a sofa bed to accommodate extra guests.

To the rear of the house is the master bedroom with a queen sized rice bed and private bath. This bedroom also has a flat screen TV. The second bedroom is furnished in our grandmother's vintage, enameled deco bedroom suite with double bed. The third bedroom has twin beds and between the two bedrooms is the second, larger bath with tub and shower. Both baths are tiled.

The house is shaded by a canopy of live oaks, and the yard generous by island standards. Because it is a deadend street with almost no traffic, the backyard has an air of serenity.

There are five restaurants within a block of the house, and the King and Prince Hotel, an island landmark , is only about 200 feet away. Nothing can beat an evening stroll to the ocean with your beverage of choice after a day in the sun, followed by an excellent dinner at any one of the island's great restaurants.

One of the most unfortunate aspects of the island"s increased popularity is the scarcity of parking in the village or near the beach, but this location affords you "car-free" access to the beach, lighthouse or the shops and restaurants found in the village.

You can enjoy dinner in the village and stop in any of the pubs for live music and dancing, then stroll down the pier to checkout the fishermen's catch, and walk back home without ever getting into an automobile.

We were fortunate to have spent our summers in this house since childhood and it is a repository of many wonderful family memories. Our hope is that your visit will provide you with your own memories of a very special place that we will always call home.

More Details

Doug Quarterman
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St Simons Island in Glynn County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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South End Retreat SSI
average rating of 4.3846154 based on 13 reviews

Wonderful roomy home!

  • 5 of 5

Great location!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Great for kids, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, thanks Doug!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chadds Ford, PA

Location, location!

  • 4 of 5

The location can't be beat. You are so close to the beach yet away from all the traffic because it's at the end of a dead end street. Not new or fancy just roomy and comfortable. Owner very friendly and accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This little house is an easy walk to the beach and just a block from restaurants. If you enjoy walking, it is a very pleasant 20 minutes to the village for even more restaurants and shops. Bonus.....the walk justifies the ice cream you stop to get on the way home. Even with all the convenience you could not ask for a more peaceful location. It is in a quiet tree lined neighborhood and the bustle nearby might as well not be there. The beaches are spectacular, and there are loads of interesting place to go and thing to see. The house is very adequate, but could probably use some updates. We were not unhappy with anything and found Doug to be a most helpful and friendly host. Would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a find!!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about our trip - perfect location, charming home and Doug the owner is the absolute best!! Very responsive and the nicest guy ever!! We will definitely be returning and look forward to working with Doug again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and charming home!!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriends and I stayed at this house for a long weekend and we could not have been more pleased! The location was PERFECT - so close to a beach access, steps from downtown, and very close to the King and Prince where our other friends were staying. We loved having the extra room that a house provided, not to mention everything was fully functioning and very clean. We've been to St. Simons several times before and stayed at a lot of different places, but my friends and I unanimously agreed this was our best time yet! Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.59
Pet Fee £74.87
Damage Deposit £561.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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