The cottage, built in 1991, has all that you will need for a great vacation getaway. You'll love the open floor plan of the living/dining area with the pass-through window to the kitchen.
Since we live in the house for four months every winter, our home is sure to have all the comforts you would need. The kitchen is fully stocked with quality appliances, dishes, etc. The bedrooms have beautiful quilts, bedding, and furnishings. There is a dining area that seats four plus, another dining area in the screened porch, and a patio dining set for four on the new back deck. The living room has two comfortable couches, a flat screen TV, and many family games and books. There is also free WiFi and AT&T U-verse U300 with 360 channels including STARZ, ENCORE, SHOWTIME, the Movie Channel, and FLIX.
The master bedroom has its own bathroom, but if you check out the floor plan (last item in the group of photos) you can see that the second bedroom can be considered to have its own private bathroom as well. That bathroom, just off the dining area, is within the alcove entrance to the second bedroom. The outer door of the alcove can be closed off at night creating another private bedroom/bathroom master suite. This makes the home ideal for one or two couples or for families with children. We have a highchair and a fold-away portable crib available. Pets are welcome. The backyard is enclosed. There is even a washable dog bed and feeding dish available for our 4-legged friends. However, we are sorry to note that due to insurance restrictions there are certain breeds we cannot allow such as Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Chows, German Shepherds, or Presa Canarios.
The outdoor areas (including screened porch, open deck, and front porch) are wonderful for relaxing around the house. However, the front porch is truly our favorite spot with comfortable cushioned chairs, rocking chairs, a porch swing and a great porch railing at the perfect height for putting your feet up while having your morning coffee or sipping a glass of wine.
As new owners last year, we made many improvements to the property while we were snowbirding during the winter of 2013. We removed the carpet and put down wood flooring. We installed a new dishwasher and water heater and replaced all shower heads and faucets. There is a new blue ray player and flat screen TV in the living room, a DVD player and flat screen TV in the master bedroom, and a flat screen TV in the 2nd bedroom. Outside in the front we built a paver path and put in many new plants in the front yard.
Our latest improvements include a large deck out back and an outdoor hot water shower, new deck furniture, and landscaping in the backyard (including a Meyers lemon tree and grapefruit tree). We made another big improvement at the request of several of our guests last year. We added fencing and gates to completely enclose the backyard so pets can roam freely. We hope you enjoy all we have done.
We have had the best guests and are excited about continuing to share our home as a vacation rental that is both warm and inviting. We will make every effort to provide you with a comfortable home away from home, great service when needed, and an overall ideal vacation experience.
Note about current Flipkey and TripAdvisor issues:
Please be assured that Linda and I are very proud of the work we do and the service we provide our guests. We are not property managers, we own just this one vacation rental and we feel that we provide a more personal and better service to our guests than a management company that serves many homes. We are very responsive to any concerns or questions our guests have and make sure that we are easily reachable. We also respond to 100% of inquiries within hours contrary to the “90% Response Rate” and “4-Day Response Time” noted by Flipkey below.
For nearly a month now Flipkey has had major problems with the latest release of their software and that has caused some incorrect information to be shown on our page. We have contacted them about it frequently since December 24 and there have been no resolutions.
Flipkey has acknowledged to us that they have issues and are working on them, however, this has gone on long enough without a solution and we just felt it was time to inform potential guests of these errors. We pay an annual fee to be accurately represented on this site. We do not want to seem unprofessional with this public complaint; however, our true picture is not being represented right now.
If you have any questions about our property or the quality of our service, please call us or email and we will be glad to discuss any concerns. We take our vacation rental business very seriously as we realize how important vacations are to people. We strive to provide the best experience possible and would not know how to do it any other way....Read more
Art and Linda's Island Cottage, Pet Friendly Saint Simons Island, Georgia
Additional Location Information
Short walk to village and beach. Located on one of the more tree-canopied streets on the island, our home will provide you with the perfect vacation getaway you have been looking for. The live oaks that cover this area give you the feeling like you are in your own world. Once you park your car under the carport in the back, you may not need to use it again during your stay.
We are in a convenient location at the south end of the island, just about a 10-minute (0.4 mile) walk to the beach and 15-minute (0.7 mile) walk to the village. We are also centrally located to many great restaurants and fun activities for the whole family to discover.
Cummings Lane is a very cozy, quiet, and peaceful location. It is only one block long with more people walking than driving. The trees and landscaping provide a sense of privacy and seclusion from neighbors. It is truly our favorite street on the island.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation
Nearest airport: Brunswick Airport (BQK), 15 miles Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 27, 2015
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Left on 12/22/2014 for a stay in December 2014 | charleneb4Reviewed Dec 22, 2014Stayed Dec 2014
Our stay at Art and Linda's Island Cottage was fabulous. The cottage was completely equipped, very comfortable, clean, and within walking distance to the beach and village. Art and Linda are great hosts and very willing to help in anyway they can.
Left on 10/15/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | sheilaread59Reviewed Oct 15, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
This home was wonderful. Well maintained with a beautiful setting inside and out. Fenced in yard for your pets. All the basics and more were provided along with a BBQ. A great place to relax and enjoy SSI.
I will recommend this cottage rental to everyone!! I give it 10 stars.
"I so enjoyed my stay. Art & Linda are top notch owners."
Left on 06/08/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | Betty HReviewed Jun 8, 2014Stayed May 2014
This cottage was so much nicer than I even expected! Clean, comfortable, best location.
The owners went out of their way to ensure we had a great experience. Absolutely loved their outdoor shower, screen porch, and the huge new deck.
They even promptly mailed me some clothes I had left in a dresser drawer! Art and Linda are tops in my book and I will be returning!
Left on 10/07/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Tom and JudithReviewed Oct 7, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
My husband and I had three nights reserved for his past week, along with our two West Highland Terriers, Trevor and Katie. Art and Linda were great from the get-go! We received a telephone contact before anything, to get acquainted. It went smoothly from there. We knew what to expect, and were made to feel welcome for every aspect of our first visit to St. Simons Island. We were so sad by the second night, knowing the next day would be our last. We checked the calendar and realized the night after was not rented. My husband called art and were were thrilled to be able to rent it as well, spending four nights. There is a collection of books, booklets, pamphlets and magazines full of everything you will need, including maps, to discover the surrounding Islands near St. Simons. This little home really is a "home away from home!" Each time I thought of something that we had forgotten, we checked, and found out that sure enough, Art and Linda had provided it. We could not have asked for better service. Plenty of fresh sheets, light and heavier blankets, big, thirsty towels, kitchen utensils/gadgets, soap for the washer/dryer as well as laundry baskets! They even supply charcoal and lighter for the barbecue! It is relaxing, cozy, quiet, clean, efficient place to vacation. From a cozy bed to sleep in to coffee on the front porch in the morning to barbecue on the screened in porch for supper, this house is wonderful. We slept like babies, and so did the dogs. Everything is within walking distance or a short drive. We visited Jekyll Island with the dogs, and had a nice picnic. Thank you so much, Art and Linda! This little beach house and your hospitality made our vacation more than just memorable. They made it unforgettable.
Left on 09/27/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | PJ CassidyReviewed Sep 27, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Art and Linda's cottage and the owner's made us feel right at home the minute we opened the door! It is comfortable and well stocked, clean and in a very peaceful neighborhood. The only thing we needed to provide was a few groceries for meals and snacks to get us through the week. If you are bringing your pet, there was a nice doggy bed in the house and their street is perfect for dog walks. Only minutes from the beach, walking there or to the village is a pleasant stroll of 10-15 minutes, with little traffic and lots of homes and parks to walk by/through. If you are looking for a relaxing, homey rental cottage, we think you'll get your money's worth staying there. We'll be back again!
"comfortable vacation week in an adorable beach home."
Left on 07/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 15, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We had a fun week in St Simons and enjoyed our stay in your darling home. Thank you for all your thoughtful touches...like the delicious bottle of wine that greeted us after a long day of travel. We enjoyed the screened porch for eating breakfast and playing games at night. We found the location to be convenient to the Village, beaches and restaurants.
Left on 04/27/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Brad & LeighReviewed Apr 27, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
What a wonderful place to spend a week and unwind and see the dogs unwind also. Art and Linda we're wonderful to work with and our thanks to them for providing a very comfortable place with all the things a person could possibly want or need. Our weather was not great so we got to spend a lot of time in the cottage, i.e., we never had the opportunity to walk to the village or sit, at night, on the front porch. However, no problems and no complaints! We will definitely come back to the cottage. It left a very good taste in our mouths.
"This is a place that feels like home and allows you to relax or"
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | ChrisReviewed Feb 23, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
We felt so much at home staying here! The owners were friendly and very helpful when making plans to vacation in a place we had not been before. The rental definitely provides much privacy compared to other places we saw because of it's location and fences that separate the homes all around. For those who love to walk everywhere and leave the car at home, this is definitely a place to stay. We walked often to town where there are many nice shops, and places to eat and be entertained. For those who like some adventure, we enjoyed biking around St. Simons as well as Jekyll Island to the south. We totally enjoyed our kayaking tour through the marshes out to the ocean. When we felt like the beach, it too was an easy walk mostly through enjoyable side streets. The rental itself is well cared for, spacious and comfortable. The separate bathrooms for each room made it very easy for all of us who stayed. I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of both the screened in and open porch. Definitely places to hang out, relax, and enjoy the live oaks that surround you. We are so happy to have found this place and look forward to coming again.
Left on 02/18/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | GaleReviewed Feb 18, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
We enjoyed our stay at this cottage very much. The location was great - only a few blocks to the beach and a nice walk to the village. The cottage was clean, comfortable, and had a very well-equipped kitchen with everything I needed. I loved just sitting on the front porch and will definitely stay here again on my next trip to the island. The owners were great to work with too.
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