St Simons Cottage w/ Grill ~ 2 Mi to Beach!

Property ID: 468843St. Simons IslandGAUS
Sleeps 83 BR1 BA


Kick back and relax with this centrally located, 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom vacation rental as your home base. Boasting a charming interior, a screened-in porch that’s perfect for enjoying morning coffee, a fenced-in yard for your furry friends, and a location within walking distance of local shops and restaurants, this cottage will have you and your family wanting to return year after year. Venture out to soak up the sun at East Beach, explore Mallery Park, or watch the sunset at Saint Simons Pier!


  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Near Ocean
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen


Location Details

BEACH DAYS: St. Simons Public Beach (2.1 miles), Coast Guard Station - Public Beach Access #27 (2.2 miles), East Beach (2.3 miles), Massengale Park (2.5 miles), Gould Inlet’s Public Beach (2.8 miles), Driftwood Beach (21.3 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: RedFern Village (0.8 miles), Island Cinemas (1.5 miles), World War II Home Front Museum (2.1 miles), Gascoigne Bluff Park (2.7 miles), Morningstar Marinas (2.8 miles), Mallery Park (2.9 miles), Neptune Park (3.0 miles), Saint Simons Pier (3.0 miles), St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum (3.2 miles), Village Creek Landing (3.8 miles), Fort Frederica National Monument (4.6 miles), Pinball Palace (7.1 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Brunswick (7.9 miles), Little St. Simons Island (8.6 miles), Jekyll Island (19.1 miles)

AIRPORT: McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport (2.3 miles)


15 reviews
  • St Simons


    Great time

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Grady W.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • Nice place - enjoyed our stay


    We had a nice time during our visit - the cottage has everything you'd expect/need in a vacation rental house. Location is good - pretty quiet neighborhood overall. ~2mi/10min drive to the beaches and/or the pier (with shops/restaurants/etc). Everything is close (it's a pretty small island, after all).There's a doggie door, and I didn't see a way to latch/lock it closed - my toddlers thought that was great, but it meant we were constantly retrieving them from the front (screened) porch, lol... depending on your pet, this may be a plus for you though?The bunk bedroom doesn't get a lot of A/C airflow. Even after fixing the pull-cord on the overhead fan so we could operate it without the light on, it still stayed on the warm side when the door was closed. It does have central air, but I suspect the ducting/distribution may be a little sub-par, because of the warmer bedroom mentioned above, and because of the presence of 2 mini-split systems: a larger one in the living/dining room, and a smaller one in the back bedroom. At any rate, other than that one bedroom, it wasn't hard to get the house comfortable and cool, even during the very hot July 2023 temps.The bathroom is pretty small, but it was fine for us. I'd agree with a previous review that it would probably be pretty tight if you maxed out the house with 8 people.Overall, we enjoyed our stay, and would recommend this cottage on SSI. Thanks for a great vacation!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    David G.
    Published August 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you for the review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the stay. St. Simon is a wonderful place to visit. We have been addressing the dispersement of a/c but I was not aware the bunk room room was having issues so I appreciate the information. Additionally, I believe someone may have hidden away the cover for the doggy door. While the access does sound found for little ones will certainly address that as safety and relaxation is a priority. Thank you again for bringing these concerns to our attention so we may address them. We hope to see you again."

  • Like vacationing at home.


    This cottage has everything you need, board games, books for rainy days. Nice porch for morning or afternoon. Screened in porch for staying out of the weather. There was an abundance of beach towels for guests. Short distance to restaurants and beach. We will be back. We loved it there, it felt like home. The pictures do not do it justice. Very cute relaxing place.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Dottie M.
    Published July 11, 2023
  • Great vacation


    We loved our stay at the cottage . Was conveniently located to everything we needed. The cottage was simple and beautiful and a cozy place to sit on porch and drink coffee in morning and at night on back deck grilling... we sat by fire one night in back yard and made smores and let kids do sparklers .. I will for sure be back

    Published July 8, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Drift Away Cottage. It means so much to us that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again!"

  • Driftwood cottage


    Such a nice place to stay. Close to restaurants and beach. Has everything you may need for a beach stay. Books and board games for rainy days. Fire pit for evenings. Fenced in yard for the puppies. Pictures do not do this place justice. It's larger than the pictures look. Enjoyed it very much and hope to return soon.

    Published June 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Dear Dottie, thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at Driftaway Cottage. We truly appreciate your kind words and are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable and memorable beach stay.

    We are thrilled you found our location to be convenient, with its proximity to restaurants and the beach.

    We are also glad to know that our property had everything you needed for a beach stay. We aim to ensure our accommodations are well-equipped and provide a comfortable environment for guests. We especially love to hear that our offerings helped to create lasting memories for you and your family, whether it was a rainy day playing board games, a cozy night by the fire pit or just playing in the yard with your puppies.

    Your kind words about the size of our place are greatly appreciated. We understand that accurate representation through pictures is essential, and we are glad to hear that you found our property to be even more spacious than you anticipated.

    We genuinely value your feedback, and we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back for another stay in the near future.

    Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us!"

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