Ideal for couples, business and adventure travelers to relax in a "private" cottage on a bluff. There is parking for your boat and kayaks. Tie boat at dock. Small boats launch on low tide. Write a book, relax, fish, lay in the hammock. Go to historical and recreational areas & dining. Steps lead down and up a private entry door of the cottage. Your key is ready! (About 20 minutes to St. Simons Island and 40 to Jekyll Island beaches). Close to I-95 & Hwy 17. Gated Parking is safe.
“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Serena & Dwight were super friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. We took our boat, docked it at the cottage, and enjoyed rides at sunrise, sunset, and in between. It is very easy to navigate to Skippers Fish Camp where you can dock the boat, and have lunch or dinner. It is also easy to ride out to Sapelo Island to search for shells or just enjoy a swim at the beach. The cottage was immaculate, beautifully decorated, and supplied with everything you need to have an enjoyable time. We look forward to coming back!”
Enjoy this quiet cottage on a secluded island. Walk seven miles of undeveloped beaches. Sometimes you will stay on the beach all day and not see anyone but the sea gulls. Watch the bald eagles hunt, pick up sand dollars or just relax. The island is accessible by passenger ferry ONLY to residents and registered guests. I must make ferry reservations a week in advance or the DNR will not let you on. The ferry ride is $5 per person cash only and the boat crew appreciates correct change.
“Sapelo is like traveling to another magical world. We went here for my daughter's 7th birthday and it was unbelievable. Kathy and her crew were so very kind and helpful. We were met at the dock, shown the truck and led to the cottage. They even provided extra cake pans so my daughter could have her perfect birthday cake! The cottage is small but comfortable and had everything we needed. You definitely want to plan because you will not be able to run to the store to grab something but also I would not over pack. The pavilion at Nanny goat beach was a great home base when we went to the beach and there was no need to bring tents and chairs like we usually do. It took me a minute to adjust to the dirt roads and lack of street signs but it was such a fun adventure. We absolutely cannot wait to go back! My daughter said she wants to spend every birthday there from now until forever!”
You'll find all the comforts of home in this fully-equipped 3 BR/ 2 BA cottage with one Queen bed, one Full bed, and two twin beds. The master bath has a garden tub, separate shower, and his 'n her sinks. The entire cottage was fully renovated 2019. The gourmet kitchen includes a deep country-kitchen sink, electric stove, and dishwasher. Includes Wi-Fi and YouTube TV. **Private Guided Island Tours and charter fishing/sightseeing cruises available upon request**
“Keeping it real on Sapelo! Peter and JR take care of you like a favorite cousin they can’t wait to have visit. We were greeted at the ferry and were helped with our luggage and weekend supplies. We were driven to a cheerful modular double wide in Hog Hammock surrounded by pines and a few scattered friendly neighbors. The cottage is immaculate and spacious. It is perfect for a salty sandy locale, where everything can be quickly swept off or wiped up. Small decks are on the front and back doors where we enjoyed sunrise coffee and nights talking under the stars. The kitchen is fully stocked with cookware and has high-end appliances, which we appreciated since there are no restaurants and we came prepared to make delicious meals. There was bottled water in the refrigerator but surprisingly unnecessary as the well water was excellent from the tap. The bathrooms were spacious, and the master bath has a garden tub. The shower is small and elevated, which could be hard for folks with mobility concerns. The beds were deliciously comfortable after a long day exploring. Sapelo island is one of the last sea islands along the South Atlantic coast that hasn’t been ruined by developers. This is the real deal, a back-in-time experience of simple folks making a living in an extraordinary natural landscape of salt marsh, beach, and forest. We appreciated that it is not a developer’s version of quaint fake rustic with ice cream stores and golf courses, rather we found an island where we can walk or paddle for miles and see no buildings, hear no voices, and experience the unsullied beauty of a natural island ecosystem. The traces of humanity ranged from ancient Indian mounds to 19th century manor and lighthouse, to vacation homes and simple local residences, with more dirt roads than paved. We were pleased to see efforts to restore historic buildings as well as native ecosystems, including the control of destructive feral hogs and the reintroduction of fire through controlled burning essential to coastal forests. The community is apart from destinations, so visitors should not expect to walk from their door to the beach, which is why on Sapelo there are miles of unspoiled beach and natural sand dune communities. The inconveniences protect every reason we wanted to be there, and the travel to each destination helped us find more wonders along the way. Wildlife viewing was AWESOME! Just outside of Hog Hammock were nesting bald eagles and a wood stork rookery. We saw white pelican and least tern in the marsh. Along the nature trail the trees were full of warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers, flycatchers, nuthatches, and woodpeckers. Ponds had snowy and great egrets, mergansers, ibis, tricolor heron, great blue herons. Up in the wildlife area we saw a gorgeous diamondback rattlesnake. Dolphin caught fish in the channels. At night the stars were like layers upon layers of diamonds without city lights dulling them. We were so busy exploring the island that we did not fit in exploring the waterways. We will paddle those next time, and get some fishing in along the way. A big thank you to our hosts!! And to the lovely island residents and employees! Everyone was gracious and helpful and made us feel like part of their community.”