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Cottage 278

This beautiful and considerable home overlooks a pristine lagoon and offers luxurious furnishings along with a decorator’s eye for detail. The lush lawn and tropical foliage out front direct you to the French doors that welcome you in. Once inside the two-story foyer, the soft glow of the honey-colored pine floors leads to a formal living room with a marble fireplace. Carefully selected artwork along with the homey touch of an antique rocker and the sophistication of a white baby grand piano give the room an eclectic charm. An elegant dining room featuring a monumental dining table is situated beneath...

This beautiful and considerable home overlooks a pristine lagoon and offers luxurious furnishings along with a decorator’s eye for detail. The lush lawn and tropical foliage out front direct you to the French doors that welcome you in. Once inside the two-story foyer, the soft glow of the honey-colored pine floors leads to a formal living room with a marble fireplace. Carefully selected artwork along with the homey touch of an antique rocker and the sophistication of a white baby grand piano give the room an eclectic charm. An elegant dining room featuring a monumental dining table is situated beneath a one-of-a-kind chandelier.

With old brick flooring and granite countertops setting off the sleek modern cabinetry, the kitchen is both spacious and functional. Plush barstool seating at the counter and a wet bar with a hammered copper sink make the area perfect for entertaining. The deep farm-style sink is topped by leaded glass windows offering views of the patio, pool, and lagoon outside. Modern appliances, including a five-burner Thermador cooktop, Bosch dishwasher, double ovens, and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator, make meal preparation and cleanup easy.

A less formal den with wood-paneled walls, built-in bookcases, deeply tufted leather seating, and a large flat-screen television is located at the back of the house. There is even a computer desk in case you need to check in with the office. An enormous downstairs master suite features a king bed, pool views, a sitting area, his and her closets, a marble bath with a Jacuzzi tub, and a separate shower.

Cottage 278 features a unique floor plan that provides plenty of space as well as privacy. The right staircase leads to a sizeable bedroom with two queen beds, a game table, and a sitting area, as well as a full bath. The left staircase leads to two bedrooms, each with a private bath. The middle staircase opens to a large sitting area that separates the final two bedrooms. All five upstairs bedrooms are especially roomy, some with views of the water from small balconies.

Outside, the tabby patio holds a Ducane gas grill and dining table for poolside dining. A sitting area around a fire pit with comfortable Adirondack chairs facing the lagoon adds a nice touch. Pool may be heated with advance request prior to arrival and an additional fee.

The comfort, thoughtful décor, and beautiful furnishings make Cottage 278 your ideal vacation destination.

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • More than 2 miles to resort
  • Private Home
  • Not Pet Friendly
  • Marshside
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.