Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Welcome to the Heron Cottage!
This beautiful Island Cottage Home sits on a large piece of property in a perfect location near the Village. Walnut flooring, granite, a wood burning fireplace on a huge screened in porch make this a make this an absolutely luxurious island getaway!
This is not a second home with personal belongings in it, but rather a boutique cottage that we use exclusively for our guests at Island Cottage Company, a family owned business we started over 12 years ago! We have lots of repeat guests and are happy to provide references.
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. Guests rave about the high quality furnishings, linens and comfortable beds!
The neighborhood is quiet and friendly and has easy access to the
many bicycle and walking paths that St. Simons Island has to offer.
The screened in back porch overlooks a large back yard with a wooded back drop behind the fence. Complete with an outdoor shower, it is the perfect place for entertaining. All the neighbors are wonderful people and we take care to ensure that our guests feel at home and respect the folks that live here permanently. Loud noise or parties are not appropriate for this area.
Wonderful place to stay on St. Simon's Island!Wonderful place to stay on St. Simon's Island!
About the Owner
(9 traveler reviews)
Wonderful place to stay on St. Simon's Island!
This is a lovely cottage - clean, spacious, well-equipped, and very convenient by car or bike to most of the attractions on the island. Michele is a thoughtful hostess and had wine and cheese waiting for us! And she kept in touch with us in case we needed anything. We would definitely stay in the Heron Cottage again.
Great property! Beautiful, wonderful location!
I was a guest of Heron Cottage for a week at the end of July 2016. From the time I reached out to inquire about dates and availability, to the time we departed, everything exceeded my expectations. The pictures and description online were absolutely reflective of the actual property. The home is immaculate, well appointed, and even the kitchen has one of everything you would need if you plan to cook. Also, I can't say enough about Michele and Scott and how welcoming and helpful they were.
The location of the home is in great proximity to everything. You could go just about everywhere on the island by bicycle. The screened in patio on the back of the home (with a fireplace) was a great place for breakfast in the mornings and to unwind in the evenings. We even turned on the fireplace very briefly for the kids to roast hot dogs and marshmallows for smores.
Scott and Michele clearly take pride in this home and the experience they provide their customers. They personify the definition of going above and beyond. All of the excellent reviews you see online for this property and their company are well deserved. If you are considering a vacation in Saint Simon's Island, you should absolutely consider Heron Cottage or any property owned by Island Cottage Company. You won't be disappointed.
The Heron Cottage Rental
This cottage with 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, was very comfortable, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was fully furnished, they had a 4 burner gas grill which worked great, there is a grass lawn backyard which was perfect for the kids playing outaide, there is a great outdoor hot/cold shower, the large screened porch was perfect for outside dining, the dining table easily accomodated 6 people. The Owners were very accomodating-they even brought over a Keurig coffee maker (in addition to the regular coffee maker that was already there).There are even robes in two of the bedrooms! The cottage was very clean. The Owners supplied misc. items like laundry detergent, d.w. soap, basic spices, trash bags, etc. Overall the customer service was outstanding. We will definitely rent this cottage again!
Suitcase always packed
Loved the Heron Cottage. This was a relaxing, beautiful property to spend time with friends and family. We hope to return soon!
Best vacation ever!
My family booked with Island Cottage Company for a little break from work over our spring break. It was exactly what we were hoping for. Michele met us when we arrived and spent time helping us choose where we would eat and what kinds of activities we might enjoy. The was wine and cheese waiting for us and the cottage was gorgeous! And I should mention that it was impeccably clean. We will definitely be back!
Girls week getaway!
The Heron is the perfect cottage for a vacation. Room for families and in our case, a weeks getaway for 3 friends. We each had our own bedroom and bathroom. Peaceful and quiet neighborhood. Beautiful decor inside and the screened in back porch with fireplace is a dream to set out back and enjoy your dinner or evening glass of wine. Michele is always the perfect hostess and only a phone call away. We have also stayed in her other cottage The Seagull. You can't go wrong with either!
Activity and Interests
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
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
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
Sports Fan? Jacksonville is home to the NFL's largest stadium -
Alltel Stadium - brand new and located 60 minutes away. Catch a
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.
Additional information about rental rates
A search for Island Cottage Company is the best way to view rates and calendars for this cottage.
Rates are Inclusive of All Fees and cleaning. Taxes required by law.
Valid Credit Card Required and must be 25 years to book.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- pets not allowed
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Completely furnished home, including clothes washer and dryer, high quality linens, lots of towels (including beach towels) and all necessary soaps (bath, dish, dishwasher and laundry). Large TV/DVD in living room with Digital CATV Service and surround sound. High Speed Internet and fully furnished office. All new Appliances in Kitchen and Laundry. 'Cooks' Kitchen has all the necessary grilling and cooking utensils beautiful granite counters, tupperware, spices, etc. Front Yard and Large grass Back Yard with screened in porch and fireplace and a large gas grill (includes gas). Children and Families preferred. This is a family-oriented neighborhood. No Pets allowed. Full supply of basic bathroom, kitchen and laundry supplies provided. If you desire, interim Housekeeping services during your stay can be arranged through local service providers, available at prevailing local rates (usually in the neighborhood of $100 for full house cleaning). Exit housecleaning is included in your weekly rate. Wine and cheese basket on arrival so you can relax! This home is Non-Smoking. No smoking is permitted inside this home.