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Cottage 553

Cottage 553 is a spacious plantation-style home perfectly suited for larger families or groups. With two ground floor master bedrooms as well as both a living room and informal den, this beautifully decorated and immaculately furnished cottage has room for everyone. As you enter the double front doors you are immediately struck by the openness of the sunlight saturated living area directly ahead. Numerous transom windows as well as the soaring two-story beamed ceiling overhead enhance the open floor plan. With plush couches situated in front of an old brick fireplace surmounted with a marquetry mantle, this will be a...

Cottage 553 is a spacious plantation-style home perfectly suited for larger families or groups. With two ground floor master bedrooms as well as both a living room and informal den, this beautifully decorated and immaculately furnished cottage has room for everyone. As you enter the double front doors you are immediately struck by the openness of the sunlight saturated living area directly ahead. Numerous transom windows as well as the soaring two-story beamed ceiling overhead enhance the open floor plan. With plush couches situated in front of an old brick fireplace surmounted with a marquetry mantle, this will be a favorite gathering spot. Close by is the modern well-equipped kitchen with beautiful antiqued cabinetry and enormous granite-topped central island with plenty of barstool seating. A farmstyle breakfast table with wicker seating is perfect for less formal dining, and the adjacent windows allow views of the pool just outside.

In addition to the two downstairs master suites, one with jetted tub, there is a casually furnished den for TV viewing or quiet reading. A formal dining room is across the hall and features an intricately carved glass topped pedestal table beneath a unique chandelier crafted of shells. One wall showcases a collection of oyster plates, a reminder that you are on the coast. Throughout the ground level, sleek heart of pine floors are topped with Oriental carpets, and each wall seems to feature a carefully selected piece of art – from traditional sea shell prints to abstract paintings. Upstairs await 5 additional bedrooms. The hallway features a wrought iron railing with a view of the living area below. Each bedroom combines a thoughtful mix of vintage pieces skillfully interspersed with new furnishings.

For the ultimate in relaxation you will appreciate the covered back terrace. With a backdrop of swaying palms, the old brick flooring and plenty of casual rattan furnishings make this the perfect spot for watching the fun in the large pool (may be heated if requested in advance of arrival for an additional fee) – or relaxing after a refreshing dip. Cottage 553 is located just a short stroll to the private beach at 36th Street, and a scenic bike ride or drive to all the amenities Sea Island offers at The Cloister and Beach Club.

  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • More than 2 miles to resort
  • Private Home
  • Not Pet Friendly
  • Nature View
  • Full Resort Access
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Concierge Service
Dining

Tavola

Authentic rustic Italian with Southern charm, family-style—tables full of food, meant to be savored and enjoyed with others. Dine al fresco year-round, thanks to an enclosed porch and garden courtyard.

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.

The Oak

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

The treatments are superb and our space is second-to-none. Welcome to Forbes Five-Star services. And warm, inviting spaces.

Seaside Course

Seaside Course

Sea Island’s most dramatic layout, Seaside is routinely ranked among the top 100 courses in the United States.

Sea Island Plantation course

Plantation Course

A historic course for a historic resort, Plantation is a classic design that brings back some traditional features and character.

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

With arguably the most beautiful view at Sea Island, Southern Tide is completely al fresco, the walls have come down to open the space to the most beautiful thing we have to offer—the ocean. It’s Sea Island oceanfront dining, the way you’ve always loved it.

Pool

Sea Island Beach Club

With five miles of private beach along the Atlantic Ocean, three swimming pools, water slide, splash pad, and more, the possibilities are endless.

River Bar

River Bar

Fun and familiar, but always with some French flair or a Southern twist. Perfect for lunch, warm and friendly for dinner, ideal for drinks.

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 Lobby

The Lodge at Sea Island

Warm and distinctive, nestled between Seaside and Plantation golf courses, The Lodge is equal parts intimate boutique hotel and Forbes Five-Star resort.

Women working out

Fitness Center

Join us for a class or work out on your own. Motivate yourself or meet up with a personal trainer. With an extensive modern facility and dozens of group classes each week, Sea Island’s fitness offerings and services will keep you on your toes.

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.

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.