Description from owner
TripAdvisor Property ID: 7126563
About the area
This 3 Bedroom, 3 bathroom home (sleeps 6) is located just a short walk from Mallery Park and the Village and Pier Area on St. Simons, which boasts wonderful pubs, restaurants, two parks, beach access and a perfect public pool, along with tennis courts and a GREAT little library.
The neighborhood is quiet and friendly and has easy access to the many bicycle and walking paths that St. Simons Island has to offer.
Golf - Several beautiful public Golf Courses are available with fees starting as low as ~$28 with cart.
The Village - Cottage is within easy walking distance to 2 parks (Mallory Park and Neptune Park), public pool, tennis, public library and the beach. Summer music festivals feature jazz and other local music groups. Bring a picnic!
The Pool - It might be the only public pool located right on the water on this coast! It is located right next to the
lighhouse and is absolutely beautiful (the pride of St. Simons). Swim lessons are offered in the summertime and lots of locals gather here. Parents can visit the library, the shops or just take a walk while the kids swim. Big kids can ride down by themselves to join their friends!
Dining - From locally prepared seafood at many fine local
establishments, to some of our great southern BBQ with sweet tea, dining on St. Simon's Island is always a great experience. A whole range of dining options begins in the village, just down the street. A quiet walk to and from dinner is one of our family's favorite things about living in this area!
Fishing - Off-shore Deep Sea Fishing charters available most
days weather permitting; Inland Waterway fishing excellent year-round; surf fishing right on the beach or at the Pier. Try your hand at crabbing off the pier with the local kids.
Try the Casino Cruise for an evening of offshore dinner and gambling.
Hiking, Exploring - St. Simons Island is literally surrounded by
state and national parks. Take a ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore for a historical walking tour or see Okefenokee Swamp by boat or canoe. Little Talbot Island, Big Talbot Island, Fort Clinch, and Guana River State Park systems - along with the Sapelo Island Estuary - offer an unprecedented view of Georgia and North Florida's
Sea Kayaking - Paddle through many backwater saltmarsh tributaries. Guided tours available through local adventure companies.
Horseback Riding - Available through the Sea Island stables located on the North end of St. Simons Island. Go for a nice ride right on the beach!
Biking - Ride along the beach on a beach cruiser, or use the bike paths to pick up your groceries for dinner. For a real challenge, ride your bikes all the way to the north end of the island to tour Christ Church and Fort Frederica, the site of the original settlement on St. Simons Island.
Shopping - Historic and quaint, St. Simons Island Village is within walking distance and is full of cute shops. Spa services and the shops at the famous Cloister Resort are just a few miles away for the more upscale tastes. Both the metropolitan areas of Jacksonville and Historic Savannah are a one hour drive away.
Tennis - Just down the street are public tennis courts that are free to the public. These courts are in great shape and you'll see our family there on a sunny afternoon year round!
Pilot? St. Simons Island McKenna airport is less than a mile from the cottage.
Sports Fan? Jacksonville is home to the NFL's largest stadium - Alltel Stadium - brand new and located 60 minutes away. Catch a Jaguars game.
This is also home to the annual Georgia-Florida rivalry. During
Football season you can join the many who come to St. Simons Island for all the festivities.
Like the Theatre? Choose from our local theatre group, the Island Players, located in the Village next to the library or take a drive to Jacksonville or Savannah where several fine theatres present extraordinary shows for your entertainment. The Alhambra Dinner Theatre presents dinner and fine Broadway shows. The Florida Theatre hosts the Symphony, Pops and many fine traveling Jazz, Dance and other entertainers each season. Each year the FCCJ Artist Series featuring Broadway shows has a number of fine shows at the Time-Union
Center for the Performing Arts.
Museums - The Cummer Museum, Brest Planetarium, Zoological Gardens, Museum of Modern Art, Aviation Museum, Maritime Museum Society, Museum of Southern History and Kingsley Plantation are just some of the major attractions that make wonderful regional day trips.
Go to the Zoo! Just 60 minutes south is the beautiful Jacksonville Zoo, positioned along the St. John's river. The zoo is quite nice and can take a full day to see everything properly.
Visit the Millionaire's Village on Jekyll Island, just south of St.
Simons, for a view of how the rich and famous vacationed during the Industrial Revolution. Family 'cottages' with names like Morgan and Carnegie await you during this short 1/2 day trip.