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Cottage 521

Massive live oaks flank the circular drive that welcomes you to Cottage 521 – a tabby house with a beckoning arched doorway that leads to an open living area. A beamed and planked ceiling catches your eye as does a golden hardwood floor. To the left is the dining area with a roomy distressed table that comfortably seats ten in ladderback chairs beneath a shaded chandelier. The sun-filled room is flooded with light and adjoins the spacious kitchen.

The gourmet kitchen houses a four-burner Thermador gas range and oven, a Sub Zero refrigerator, and plenty of storage thanks to extensive cabinetry....

Massive live oaks flank the circular drive that welcomes you to Cottage 521 – a tabby house with a beckoning arched doorway that leads to an open living area. A beamed and planked ceiling catches your eye as does a golden hardwood floor. To the left is the dining area with a roomy distressed table that comfortably seats ten in ladderback chairs beneath a shaded chandelier. The sun-filled room is flooded with light and adjoins the spacious kitchen.

The gourmet kitchen houses a four-burner Thermador gas range and oven, a Sub Zero refrigerator, and plenty of storage thanks to extensive cabinetry. A convenient granite-topped island provides barstool seating.

The living room is set off by a Moorish carved archway. A handy breakfast table is centered on a window overlooking the outside terrace, while the comfortable couches and easy chairs are situated facing a river stone fireplace. A large flat-screen television offers entertainment while reading nooks flanking the fireplace promise opportunity for quieter pursuits.

A short hallway leads past a powder room and laundry area to two bedrooms that share a bath. One bedroom features an iron bed frame while the other boasts an upholstered headboard. A third bedroom, with an en suite bath, showcases pecky cypress wainscoting.

The second floor offers a spacious master suite with a four-poster king bed, sitting area, fireplace, and private balcony. The bath offers a soaking tub with a fireplace to the side, a glass shower, and a vanity with double sinks. The walk-in closet that adjoins the bath is so roomy it even has a window seat. An additional bedroom on this level features two twin beds in arched niches as well as an entertainment sitting area with a television housed creatively in a tree trunk.

The guest house features two bedrooms, including a king bed on the first level and a spiral staircase that leads to two sets of twin beds tucked into alcoves. The upper level has a comfy den, while the first level provides a second living room and a small kitchen.

A sparkling pool awaits outside along with a covered outdoor kitchen. The extensive patio, walled for privacy, is furnished with lounge chairs for sunbathing. Tucked around a corner is a porch swing in the shade. Pool may be heated with advance request prior to arrival and an additional fee.

With a location close to The Cloister and the Beach Club, combined with roomy and hospitable accommodations for a crowd, Cottage 521 is an excellent choice for a relaxing Sea Island stay.

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 0 to 1 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.

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.