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Cottage 168

A massive centuries-old live oak frames the view of Cottage 168 as you approach your Sea Island getaway. This plantation-style home is entered through a columned portico that leads into a dramatic vaulted foyer flooded with light from walls of windows. Passing through an archway you will notice touches like the blond wood flooring and detailed crown molding that hint at thoughtful details. Immediately to the right are a cozy parlor with a plush couch and a pair of easy chairs perfect for quiet conversation. A view of the paneled den reveals bold botanical-themed wallpaper and informal rattan furnishings situated...

A massive centuries-old live oak frames the view of Cottage 168 as you approach your Sea Island getaway. This plantation-style home is entered through a columned portico that leads into a dramatic vaulted foyer flooded with light from walls of windows. Passing through an archway you will notice touches like the blond wood flooring and detailed crown molding that hint at thoughtful details. Immediately to the right are a cozy parlor with a plush couch and a pair of easy chairs perfect for quiet conversation. A view of the paneled den reveals bold botanical-themed wallpaper and informal rattan furnishings situated in front of a fireplace.

Passing through another archway you enter the dining room, with a round table and an Edison-bulb chandelier. An alcove window allows plentiful light and showcases views of the pool and terrace outside. The modern, well-equipped kitchen with an ocean-blue island and complete barstool seating features a sleek electric cooktop, oven, and microwave. Pristine white cabinetry and shiplap walls are accented by blue pops of color and are illuminated by beautiful pendant lighting. A breakfast nook is situated in a sunny alcove looking out at the lawn and live oaks just beyond the windows.

A small bedroom, featuring an upholstered elephant-themed headboard and private bath, is down a short hallway towards the back of the house. Two additional bedrooms are on the first floor with a spacious den between them that features a plush sectional sofa, flat-screen television, and small desk.

The first floor is completed by a spacious living room at the back of the cottage with twin cream-colored sofas and chairs with a coral motif. Banks of windows and skylights overhead flood the room with natural light.

Two sets of stairways lead to separate bedrooms upstairs. This added privacy is perfect for families with children. One wing offers a spacious master bedroom with a bath that adjoins a roomy and light-filled sitting area. Just steps away is a bunkroom with four beds. The other wing features a bedroom and den, plus another bedroom with four additional bunk beds.

Outside, a uniquely shaped pool is screened by a privacy fence and surrounded by an expansive terrace filled with seating for relaxing. There is an outdoor table and gas grill for outdoor dining, as well as several large umbrellas for shade-seekers. Pool may be heated with advance request prior to arrival and an additional fee.

With plenty of room for family or friends and gathering areas for various interests, Cottage 168 offers a relaxed and enjoyable Sea Island stay.

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 to 2 Miles to resort
  • Private Home
  • Not Pet Friendly
  • Oceanside
  • Full Resort Access
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Concierge Service
Dining

Tavola

An authentic Italian experience with Southern charm, where delicious family-style meals are enjoyed around a lively table. Homemade ravioli, fresh seafood, salads, pizza fresh from the Mugnaini wood oven, a well-stocked bar with wines from all 20 Italian wine regions, and classic cocktails reinvented to reflect the country. From the river side of the Colonial Lounge in The Cloister, take a right down the corridor and Tavola is on your left.

Colt & Alison

Colt & Alison

Warm charming steakhouse serving the finest cuts. And with tableside crowd-pleasers like Caesar Salad and flaming Bananas Foster, it’s an interactive experience as well as a mouth-watering one.

Oak Room

Oak Room

Located in The Lodge, here you’ll find a broad range of southern favorites and signature dishes, imaginative cocktails and fine single-malt Scotch. The perfect place to unwind and take it all in.

Man getting a massage

The Spa at Sea Island

Our Forbes Five-Star spa features a water-inspired wellness journey complete with a variety of massage services, body treatments, and experiences including hydrotherapy, cold plunges, and hot pools. Also enjoy the services of our Salon with hair, makeup, manicures, and pedicures, as well as a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art weight and cardio equipment, studios, shop, and indoor lap pool. Take a left off the walkway that leads from The Cloister to the Beach Club.

Women working out

Fitness Center

Located at Sea Island’s Forbes Five-Star Spa, a short walk straight down the lush path from The Cloister main entrance (on your way to the Beach Club). Join us for a fitness class, personal training session, or a workout with state-of-the-art equipment in yoga, Pilates, strength, cycle, and cardio studios. Also features indoor heated lap pool, squash courts, steam and sauna, whirlpool, and cryotherapy.

Seaside Course

Seaside Golf Course

Enjoy the beauty and tradition of legendary Scottish Links. A beautiful ocean-side course with sweeping dunes mixed with native grasses and wildflowers. A challenging and fun course, where you’re often at the mercy of the wind. Located at the Sea Island Golf Club on Retreat Avenue.

Overhead view of plantation golf course

Plantation Golf Course

A historic course that was re-designed to bring back some traditional features and character. Along with the neighboring Seaside Course, it is the home of the PGA TOUR’s RSM Classic, a FedEx cup event hosted by Davis Love. Located at the Sea Island Golf Club on Retreat Avenue.

Retreat course

Retreat Course

An additional 300 yards of length and wider fairways give Retreat an open feeling with a lower profile.

Southern Tide Food

Southern Tide

Thanks to stunning al fresco dining, Southern Tide opens up to the most beautiful thing we have to offer—the ocean. It’s oceanfront dining and fresh seafood make it a Sea Island beloved favorite. Perfect for a family catch-up, romantic night out, or simply an incredible culinary experience. Go down the hall on your left as you enter the Beach Club, mid-way down on your right.

Pool

Beach Club

The heart of ​​fun in the sun at The Cloister, a short walk from the Main Building. Head out of the main entrance straight ahead and follow the lush path to discover three swimming pools, a waterslide, and splash pad. Poolside dining, our Snack Shack, Wonderland sweet shop, and delicious oceanfront seafood at Southern Tide. Home of two Sea Island shops, Sea Strike & Pub bowling alley, the Nature Center, Camp Cloister, bicycle rentals, and five miles of private beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

River Bar

River Bar

Fun and familiar, but served with with French flair or a Southern twist. Perfect for lunch, warm and friendly for dinner, ideal for drinks. Part of everyone’s visit to The Cloister. Make your way down the riverside hall of The Cloister.

Garden Residence

Beach Club Garden Residences

Rooms and suites with private pool, steps away from the Sea Island Beach Club and five miles of private beach.

Beach Club Ocean Suite

Beach Club Ocean Residences

Oceanfront rooms and suites, with private pool, just south of the Sea Island Beach Club.

Outside shot of the main entrance of the Cloister

The Cloister at Sea Island

Comprising of rooms in the Main Building, The Cloister Wings, and Beach Club, The Cloister offers vibrant rooms and suites on the lush Georgian coast. Here you’re surrounded by activity, and close to wherever your day will take you.

Private Salt Marsh Nature and Dolphin Tour

Cottage Rentals Office

Along the ocean or with sweeping views of salt marshes and tidal creeks. With the ocean at your feet and groceries delivered to your door. Renting a cottage is a treasured tradition for Sea Island families.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Forbes Five-Star boutique hotel in a secluded private setting. The Lodge is welcoming, comfortable, and the hub of its own Sea Island world. With championship golf right next door. Make your way to the stunning Avenue of the Oaks, Retreat Avenue, on St Simons Island, off the roundabout at Frederica Road and Kings Way.