Enveloped by expansive beaches, moss-draped oaks, and salt marshes, Saint Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles chain near Brunswick, is a nearly 18 square mile island, once dominated by rice and cotton plantations. Today, it’s a recreation wonderland with superb championship golf courses, miles of bicycle paths, great fishing, historic sites, and excellent restaurants.
To fully embrace the low-key resort lifestyle, consider a vacation rental instead of a small, claustrophobic hotel room. After a long day of bicycling, fishing or playing golf, wouldn’t you like to return to a spacious vacation rental where you can spread out and relax. You can select from a wide array of options such as luxurious beachfront rental homes with vaulted ceilings, big verandas, and hot tubs to charming cottages, amenity-rich condos, and golf course villas.
If you love golf, you’ll love Saint Simons Island, which is home to the 18-hole King and Prince Golf Course and 27-hole Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort. Nearby are 234 more holes of golf at popular spots like the 63-hole Jekyll Island Golf Club and 36-hole Sea Island Golf Club.
Anglers have lots of opportunities to fish in the rivers, tidal creeks, sounds and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll find charters and guides at the Golden Isles Marina, and you can also fish off the St. Simons Island Pier and surf cast on stretches of beach on the island’s north end.
For such a compact island, Saint Simons is brimming with historic sites. Don’t miss the Saint Simons Lighthouse, where you can climb the 129 steps for a magnificent view of the island; the Fort Frederica National Monument, which has remnants of the British fort built in the 1700s; and the Bloody Marsh Battle Site, where the Spanish defeated the British in 1742.
Saint Simons Island, with its many nature trails and easily accessible historic sites, is a terrific place for kids to explore, learn, and have fun. With extra space and amenities like swimming pools, large screen televisions, and high-speed Internet connections, vacation rentals are great for kids and a better value than a traditional hotel. Moreover, the fully equipped kitchen in a vacation rental allows you to avoid pricey restaurants and prepare your own delicious meals.
Regardless of what part of the island or setting you desire, we have an extensive list of vacation rental properties in all price ranges. We have special deals and discounts available on all types of properties, from luxury to economical, and you’ll be amazed at how affordable a vacation rental is on Saint Simons Island.