USA Coastal Georgia Georgia St. Simons Island Listing #8961

St. Simons Happy Place - St. Simons Island, GA

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60 reviews
Max. occupancy: 11 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 10 comfortably  2 dog max  (35 lb weight limit) 
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Spacious family cottage on quiet North Island - Snowbirds welcome!

Discover the light-filled island charm of this recently redecorated, family-friendly St. Simons Island retreat, offering a screened porch, a fenced backyard, and a perfect location close to shops, restaurants, and gorgeous beaches. It's an ideal escape for anyone interested in biking, beachcombing, touring historical attractions, or shrimping on the Lady Jane.

The fresh, air-conditioned interior - which offers 1,774 square feet of living space outfitted with brand new furnishings and appliances - was tailor-made for families, beach-goers, corporate retreats, and extended getaways. Grab the provided baby toys, towels, cooler, and beach chairs on your way out the door, and spend the afternoon swimming off the shores of East Beach. When you return, throw your bathing suits and towels in the washer/dryer, and pile on the sectional sofa to watch the Georgia-Florida game on the 55-inch Smart TV (with cable service and Netflix capability). As the parents and grandparents sip cold drinks on the screened back porch, the kids can play tag in the fenced yard, set up a board game, or walk down the street for a game of tennis. There is a new office area to the main bedroom with a desk, chair, and lamp. It's the perfect laptop-friendly space! Additional amenities include a 32-inch smart TV in the kids' room/bunk bedroom.

What's nearby:
This darling, two-level home sits in a quiet neighborhood north of Redfern Village, close to Kings Beach and a short stroll from boutique shops, spas, restaurants, and public tennis courts. You'll be only three miles west of Sea Island, four miles north of East Beach, and five miles north of Neptune Park and the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum. With blissfully mild temperatures in the height of winter, it's always a good time to take a leisurely bike ride to Fort Frederica National Monument three miles north or go crabbing as a family on the St. Simons Pier. Join an eco-tour to catch a glimpse of the local dolphins, book a guided kayaking excursion on the island backwaters, or head south to marvel at the natural beauty of Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
An additional inflatable twin mattress is provided (in the closet of the twin bunk room)
Two Pack 'N Plays, two booster seats, baby toys, and a baby gate are provided
Towels, a cooler, and beach chairs are provided

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.





Baby gates

Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Internet : AT&T



Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Disc golf

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Board games



Beach chairs

Beach towels


Boat rental available

Enclosed yard



60 reviews

Remya T. Jan 2023
There was a huge hairy bunny that came from under the rugs! Blonde hair. We are all blacked haired!
Manager response:
Hi Remya, thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback, we are glad to hear you enjoyed the location of our home. We sincerely apologize for the cleanliness concerns you encountered during your stay with us. Our team of housekeepers takes pride in their cleanliness standards, as it is a top priority service we provide for every guest before check-in. We are disappointed that this concern was not reported to us during your stay, as we would have been happy to assist. We have passed on your feedback to our housekeeping staff, so they are aware of your concerns. We hope to have the opportunity to impress you in the future.
Kim C. Jan 2023
Good location. Quiet neighborhood. Clean house and we’ll stocked kitchen. Would definitely stay here again.
Jennifer C. Oct 2022
This house was great for a multi family vacation! The bunk room was great for the kids and the Master bedroom could have easily fit a pack n play or 2.
The kitchen was well-stocked and even had several extras that came in handy to get us through most of the week (coffee filters, dish washer detergent, laundry detergent). The back porch and backyard was small but offered a nice place to get away or for the kids to play games. The house is close to several good restaurants and golf courses. The drive to the beach and pier wasn’t bad at all.
Neely M. Jul 2022
The house was very clean, which is extremely important to me. Beds were comfortable and the overall setup was nice.
Laura M. Jul 2022
We enjoyed our stay. However the sewage for the house is stinky and the outside sewer is not covered very well at all and is located right beyond the driveway. The back porch is cute but smells like stale smoke so we couldn’t sit out there. Back yard could use some landscaping.
Manager response:
Laura, thank you for sharing your feedback with us, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. We apologize for any issues you encountered due to bad odors and landscaping during your visit. We have forwarded your feedback along to our property manager to address with the appropriate parties to ensure the continued enjoyment of future guests. We apologize for any inconvenience these issues caused you during your stay, and we regret that this experience may have detracted from your vacation with us. We welcome your feedback as a means to improve, and we hope to have a second chance to impress you in the future.
Hans G. Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at this property. We have a large family, with a wide range of ages, and it was perfect for us. It's in a nice, quiet neighborhood, close to groceries and with a pleasant drive to the beach. There was plenty of bedroom space for all of us, and the extra air mattress in the bunk bed room really came in handy for our littlest one. We loved the screen porch in the back, and also liked the nook with the desk and also the half bath in the master bedroom. It was so nice, too, to have beach toys and chairs there - a few less things to bring on our long drive. We would love to come back!
Georgia R. Apr 2022
The house is deceptively large with more than enough space and accomodations for a quiet family vacation!
Jill M. Apr 2022
Very clean and very convenient to all places we were going
Harry S. Mar 2022
Very nice with entertainment options (board games and large smart tv). Large bathrooms and great sized bedrooms. Close to restaurants. Quiet neighborhood on the northern end of the island.
Allan F. Mar 2022
Plenty of room with a nice fenced backyard big enough for the dogs. Close enough to everything so we could enjoy the beaches, Fort Frederica and good eats.
Donna M. Mar 2022
The house was great, nice neighborhood and neighbors. House close to everything. We stayed for a month and wish there had been cleaning supplies, especially for the bathroom. Traffic was very heavy expecially morning and late afternoon. Would stay again.
Mykaela L. Jan 2022
It was a nice area and close to everything but the towels weren't all clean and the screened in patio light was out our entire stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Mykaela, we are pleased to hear your party enjoyed the prime location. We sincerely apologize for any cleanliness concerns you encountered, as well as any items you found in need of attention. We regret to see that these concerns were not reported during your time with us, as our local team would have been happy to assist. We will be sure to follow up with the appropriate parties regarding your experience and hope to have the opportunity to host you for a truly spectacular stay in the future.
Sylvia D. Sep 2021
Enjoyed our stay. Loved the house and location
Linda U. Sep 2021
Easy access to everything. Very helpful property manager.
Crystal C. Jul 2021
This house is located close to attractions and the beach. There was plenty of room for all the family, 11 people. We were able to visit attractions during the day and have a comfortable place to cook, stay and spend time together. Tropical storm Elsa moved through while we were there and the rental agency checked on us to ensure that everyone was fine. Good customer service.
Melinda P. May 2021
Loved the house was exactly as pictured, well maintained and clean!
Matt S. Apr 2021
Overall, we had a great experience at the property. It was stocked with supplies we needed for infants (pack-n-plays, high chairs) as well as cooking/kitchen supplies. The property was clean overall however, the carpets and rugs were filthy - they need to be replaced. Within five minutes of being barefoot, the bottoms of our children's feet were black. We contacted the property manager via message about it (requesting that the downstairs rugs even just be removed) and never received a reply. We wore shoes inside the property the rest of the time -which the children didn't enjoy.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Matt. We are glad you had a great experience overall, but we apologize if the cleanliness of the home left something to be desired. We will schedule a deep cleaning of the floors and rugs, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Mark M. Mar 2021
Great place and great customer service
Tanya B. Nov 2020
We really loved this beautiful spacious home! It was very clean and welcoming. I recommend it!! I have stayed at many island vacation rentals this is by far my favorite!!
Yen Hao C. Sep 2020
House is very clean, well maintained.
Matt D. Sep 2020
We had two families and a total of five kids. Plenty of room for everyone and a great location
Kimerly S. Aug 2020
Everything about the house was suitable for our group. I especially loved the screened in back porch, so relaxing! The bedrooms were perfect, the kitchen was immaculate, and it was very convenient to have the laundry on the first floor. The extras, including the beach chairs and books/games, were such a great touch.
Erin J. Aug 2020
House was well stocked and close to shopping. We enjoyed our trip.
Penny W. Jul 2020
Perfect house, beautifully appointed, had everything we needed (except it needed more towels, lol), absolute great spot in town close to everything. Wish we could have stayed longer!
Cyrus U. Jul 2020
This house was great for the kids and the beach. It had everything we needed.
Dorothy W. Jul 2020
We loved staying at this beautiful home. It was in a great location and it was very quiet in the neighborhood. We had one issue with the trash but Roniece fixed it quickly! She was great to work with and it was such a nice surprise when she reached out asking if everything was good and if she could help with anything. I will definitely stay here again when we visit beautiful Saint Simons Island next year!
Sherry C. Jul 2020
We loved staying in this spacious and open home while in SSI! Centrally located, it made for an easy trip to any of the interesting historical highlights of the island, the villages, piers, and beach. The house itself was comfortable with all the things we wanted on our trip - comfy beds, a big sectional, nice sized kitchen, screened porch, and small fenced yard. There were also plenty of books, games, towels, and even some toys for the kiddo! We would definitely stay here again.
Kimberly W. Jul 2020
We had 4 adults and 3 children during our stay in this home. The home was beautiful as pictured. There was enough room for everyone in the house to be comfortable. The home was supplied with many kitchen necessities including paper towels, garbage bags, and dishwashing liquid. We also brought our own paper towels and garbage bags which was a great idea because they were needed for our large party. We had 2 issues during our stay. The first issue was addressed promptly by the property manager. We didn’t report the second issue which was the air conditioning unit on lower level going out because it happened the night before we checked out. The issue was reported after we checked out and I hope it has been resolved before the next guests arrive. We would definitely stay there again.
Kelly K. Jun 2020
We were 3 families with several children. The rooms were big. All couples had either a king or queen. Great bunk room for kids. Only 2 full baths, but they were huge and we didn’t have any issues with our families sharing as needed. One king bath had an attached half bath.

Everything was clean and neat. Manager was responsive via text with questions.

We would stay here again.
Michelle H. Jun 2020
We had a wonderful time. The house was very clean and had everything thing we needed. We will definitely be back and would recommend this house to others.
Lindsay S. Mar 2020
The layout was amazing for a large group of people. The drive on the island is nice and the pace is slow. It was the perfect little neighborhood. My friends and I loved it so much for spring break!
James F. Mar 2020
The house was excellent. Quiet neighborhood, easy to find. We would come back! Mid march is a wonderful time to be on St. Simons island.
Gerald T. Mar 2020

A very well appointed place to stay. Very clean and comfortable- good location.
rosie R. Jan 2020
Our stay was for 3 nights and 4 days...
This place has a great location....
Place is has everything you need to prepare breakfast ,lunch and dinner...
Down fall...the front stairs are very steep...not idle for older people with knee problems...1 bedroom downstairs was perfect for my parents and downstairs restroom!
Carpets need cleaning... TV has a scratch or crack but it works... has a great layout and it feels positive when you walk in!!
Kim M. Dec 2019
This home is wonderful place to stay for a family. My family spent out Christmas here and my children absolutely loved the space. The neighborhood is quiet and easy access to places on the island. I would highly recommend this home
Lawrence V. Dec 2019
Loved the Home.. Clean, spacious, quiet neighborhood. No complaints, just planning the next trip and fingers crossed this property is available.
George M. Oct 2019
This home worked perfect for 5 adults and 3 kids. We would rent again if we were in the area.
Paula R. Sep 2019
Happy Place definitely lives up to its name! The house is everything you need for a great visit to St Simon's Island. Beautifully decorated, including quality linens and comfortable beds and furniture. Lay out was great as it made everyone feel like they had plenty of space to relax. Location was convenient to everything on the island and we all loved the beautiful tree lined street. Will be back to a return visit for sure!
Del W. Jul 2019
We enjoyed our time in this house! When came with my 18 month old granddaughter, so we had all the baby stuff. When we arrived, there were two pack n plays, a high chair, and two bimbo seats. There were a few toys and two or three baby gates!! But the beach closest was the best! A cooler, a beach umbrella, I counted 8 beach chairs, and there were toys! There were also 10+ beach towels! There was plenty of hand soap, dishwasher soap, and laundry detergent! The beds are soft, the sheets and towels are good quality, and the house is just too stinking cute, inside and out!! We will try to book this house again next year!
Michael M. Mar 2019
This property was great for our family. Clean, comfortable, great neighborhood, fully stocked kitchen, comfortable beds too. We especially liked the beach items....from chairs, umbrella, toys for the kids and even beach towels. The baby items were fantastic.....high chairs, booster seats, toys, and infant seats.
We enjoyed St Simons Island to the fullest. The different restaurants, shopping by the pier, beautiful beach, and even a gorgeous sunset at the pier. Jekyll Island is nearby with lots to do as well. We highly recommend this vacation home and hope to come stay here in the future! Definitely a “happy place”!
Erin S. Mar 2019
Get location close enough to stores so that you can walk to them and far enough away from major traffic that you wouldn't realize how close you are to it. My two year old niece loved the fact that there were stairs she could play on while my parents were glad to have a bedroom on the main level. All of the rooms were equally spacious and nice. Each of us had different reasons why we loved the place. My mom could entertain, my niece stayed entertained, my sisters had access to wifi, and I found a mini free library nearby as well as one on location. There was a nice little porch in the back as well just big enough to serve all are needs and a backyard to help my niece run off some energy. The best part of all is that we were just around the corner from where my dad's mom used to have her flower shop which made the location even better. (That was a complete surprise) The Vacasa staff were also very friendly and helpful when we called for some assistance since this was are first VRBO experience. All in all a great place to stay and would recommend it.
Michael M. Mar 2019
The house was fully stocked, beds very comfortable, nice neighborhood, roomy for all of us and extras were beach items and baby amenities. Location was wonderful too. Short ride to the beach, shopping, attractions and much more! Highly recommend this property to any family looking for that special place to enjoy vacation time together.
Elena D. Oct 2018
The home is roomy and a great place for a large family or several couples. Nicely appointed kitchen, large bedrooms and laundry room as well .
Lauren W. Sep 2018
The house was exactly what we needed! We were visiting for a Georgia Junior PGA and decided to rent a home with another family. This was perfect for the number of people we had. The home was just a short distance to the course and restaurants. We will definitely rent this home again if we participate in the tournament next year!
Karyn C. Aug 2018
We had a house full of ladies for a church retreat. This house was even better than we could have expected. There were so many added touches it felt like we were in our own homes. There were pots, pans, cutting boards, plates, silverware, coffee cups, ample seating, games, ice maker. It was a fantastic house for us and met our needs perfectly. The beds arent the most comfortable in the whole world, but they arent the worst either.
Barry M. Jul 2018
This was a great beach house, an easy short drive to a couple of beaches. Plenty of room for six adults and five kids. Wish they would give more details about what is in fthe house to make it easier to determine what to bring. Loved the house and neighborhood.
mary s. Jul 2018
SO nice!! Extras we've not had at other St. Simons rentals. Just incidentals but they mean SO much!! LOTS of towels. Coffee packs. Salt, pepper, sugar--yes, small stuff that just makes a stay that much more easy and comfortable.
Jason M. Jun 2018
The house was well suited for all of our needs. There were 5 adults, 4 kids, a 2yr old and a 5 month old. We never felt cramped or were lacking for a place to sit or sleep. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking, including a crockpot and a blender. At night the kids plays some of the games that were available (I haven’t played operation in years). We even had some late night movie nights in front of the huge tv downstairs. We had a small issue that management took care of immediately. I was very impressed with their attentiveness and professionalism. I’m giving top marks to Roniece, the manager for making our stay perfect.

The island itself is beautiful. Unbelievable lush tree vegetation. Plenty of shops and restaurants, and don’t forget the wonderful beaches around. You do have to drive to the beaches but it’s only a short 10 minute trip and the scenery is amazing to look at.

You are also very close to Jekyll island which has driftwood beach, a must see. There are plenty of places to see or you can just get some sleep on the beach.

We will definitely be coming back as we loved it so much.
Danielle S. May 2018
Very clean and well kept! Loved it here
Heather A E. Apr 2018
Beautiful Home
John G. Mar 2018
Had a wonderful time. We came out for a graduation and were all able to stay under one roof. The house was very well maintained, certainly not what we were expecting. Much nicer than a luxury hotel. We will definitely try to stay here again if we are in the area.
ADAM D. Jan 2018
The house was very comfortable for 3 couples and 4 children. The house had everything that we needed and was well appointed. The Vacasa staff was helpful and responsive. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!
Abigail D. Oct 2017
This property is very friendly. We came with two small babies and this house had everything. It has pack n plays, two high chairs, beach toys, beach towels and sippy cups. I wouldn't stay here for a week as it is at least 15 minutes to the beach by car, but for a weekend it was perfect. The kitchen was also well stocked. The king bed was very comfortable!
Patricia M. Jul 2017
The Happy Place was well-appointed, spacious, bright, and beautiful. A total of five adults and four children were able to live, move, and be very comfortably and happily in this home. Every need was anticipated and cared for. We were glad to be in this very quiet neighborhood that was just a few minutes away by car. Being an avid reader , I loved seeing the library with some of the latest books waiting for me, as I have left my own at home. The two small boys enjoyed the Operation game and the 'quiet' waves at the beach.
Barbara H. Jul 2017
We were so pleased with pretty much everything ! The house was perfect for both of our families. The rooms were clean and beautiful. It felt like a home that I wanted to make my own. I was also very pleased with the management company. They were very efficient and followed up promptly with any questions I had. We had never been to the beaches at St. Simons and that was a wonderful surprise also. The beach was great; soft sand, warm water, fish jumping, sand dollars, no jelly fish or sharks. There were beach towels and chairs that came in handy since I forgot our beach towels. The driveway is a bit small but we managed to squeeze 4 cars. My daughter was able to totally enjoy her new engagement and we had a great time blending the families. I would highly recommend this property and I hope to return one day!
Landra W. Jun 2017
Great location!
Patricia M. Jun 2017
This home was well appointed, bright, spacious and pleasing to all of the senses. Our every need was anticipated and met. I loved the quiet neighborhood's location, Harris Teeter was just a couple of blocks away, and the beach was just minutes away by car. My party consisted of five adults and three children and there was more than enough room for us all to sleep and move about without being on top of each other, yet close enough to enjoy each other's company. The only thing I would request is an umbrella! I would definitely visit the golden isles again and the Happy Place would be my first choice for accommodations.
Gabriela G. May 2017
We had the best time during our stay in SSI. This house was perfect for our family. Plenty of room to spread out and loved having two masters for the adults (my husband, me, and my mother in law) and still plenty of room for our three kids to spread out in the bunk room and queen room. The location was perfect for us - centrally located so that we explore all the island had to offer. Southern Soul Barbeque. We loved the provided games and spent several nights in Sequence tournaments after a long day at the beach and touring the island. Our favorite adventures were the trolley tour and kayaking the marshes. Highly recommend!
Patricia S. Apr 2017
We absolutely loved spending time in this home. It is so inviting that you feel at home and yet the wonderful decor reminds you that you are at a great vacation relax and enjoy yourself. It has an open concept main living area that is expertly furnished to connect and differentiate the areas of the space. We had plenty of space for two families with a total of 9 people to spread out or gather comfortably. They have thought of everything! They even had two pack and plays available for the youngest members of our group. We spent evenings playing the fun board or card games they had available and enjoyed mornings on the screened-in porch before heading to the beach. This property had everything we could possibly need to prepare a meal at home while simultaneously being close to all of the great restaurants on the island. We are looking forward to staying here again soon.