I’ll be working my way up the east coast since I happened to start my cottage journey in Florida. Today’s charming vacation rental is in St. Simons Island, GA, and is VRBO.com listing #242545. This 1BA/1BA cottage was built in 1920 as the carriage house for the Black Banks Plantation.
This would be a perfect getaway for a couple! With all the indoor amenities of home in a cozy package plus a beautifully landscaped yard, including a heated pool, gas-assisted log fireplace, built-in gas grill, and sitting/dining area all nestled among live oaks. It affords all of this privacy, yet it’s just minutes away from the beach, shopping, St. Simons Island Light, and other activities.
Some travelers are still hesitant to leave their hotels and try vacation rental homes. Someone once told me that they like being taken care of. If this means having someone make your bed and do a little light cleaning daily and maybe get a free continental breakfast (i.e., quick, do-it-yourself food), I just don’t understand. I’d gladly give that up to avoid dealing with noise from next door, footsteps (or foot stomps) down the hallways, parking lots, and basically sharing a large portion of my vacation with strangers.
I value privacy. Now that I’ve found you can have that privacy while on vacation by staying in a rental home instead, I will always try to go that route if at all possible. This cottage in Georgia is a perfect example of a rental I would inquire about!