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Black Friday Savings Deals on SSI

Black Friday Savings DealsTake advantage of our 3 days of steals starting Monday and ending on Wednesday. Each day we will have a new way that you can save BIG with Black Friday Savings Deals on your next trip to St Simons Island!

Whether you prefer a oceanfront condo, a cozy cute beach cottage or a village rental, we will have deals on everything! Check out our Specials Page each day to see what properties are available and to SAVE BIG. On Friday we will reveal a special Black Friday savings you will not want to miss! Here are the specials you can expect to see this week:

Monday- 30% off all Village Area and Bike to Beach rentals

Tuesday- 30% off all Homes

Wednesday- 40% off all Oceanfront complexes

All of these Black Friday Savings Deals are valid on stays now through February 2018

BOOK NOW!

 

 

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Fall Fun in the Golden Isles

Fall Fun in the Golden Isles

Fall is the perfect time of year in the Golden Isles! The days are still warm enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches and lay by the pool. The nights start to cool off a bit so you can enjoy walking to dinner or opting for dinner on the patio instead of inside. There is never a lack of great family friendly activities on St. Simons and the surrounding areas, but this time of year the outdoor activities are endless! Check out a few of our suggestions on what to do in the next few weeks. Click here to see a full list of activities happening this month!

Paint & Sip at Tortuga Jacks

Fun for all ages and open to the public. $25 gets you all the materials you need and the class.

Rhythm on the River

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

St Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival

Come enjoy good food, great drinks, and even better company at the 6th annual St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival. Tickets are on sale now!

2nd Annual Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween

Presented by Pawsmopolitan Magazine and Mellow Mushroom. Enjoy food, drinks, raffles and family fun at the Barkin’ Howl-O-Ween.

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Labor Day St. Simons Island

Celebrate Labor Day surrounded by friends, family, good food and good fun!  Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals is looking forward to hosting several guests for the long weekend in honor of Labor Day next week.  We invite you to share in the fun with us by testing out some ideas to make your Labor Day BBQ a huge hit!Labor Day St. Simons Island

Hodnett Cooper would love to host you, your friends and family at the Beach Club, which offers a pool, ocean front views, and grills! Grill it up for Labor Day poolside with Hodnett Cooper!  If you are local to the Golden Isles, and just need a grill to enhance your Labor Day experience, check out Massengale Park which offers public grills, beach access and a playground for the little ones.

If you are having a cookout or BBQ of any kind on the island, Southern Soul BBQ can make your cookout an event to remember!  Their pulled pork and side dishes are exactly what you would expect from bbq in the south…. mouth-wateringly delicious and as good as grandma used to make!  Southern Soul has been featured many times on many television shows for their delicious food; I also can attest to how delicious everything is there! You can call your order in and pick it up on the way, where ever you may be headed.

If you would rather make a dish yourself, I would highly recommend Serious Eats, Grilled Oysters Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen oysters
  • 4 to 5 ounces compound butter, such as garlic-parsley butter, kimchi butter, or Parmesan-basil butter
  • Seaweed or kosher salt, for serving

Directions

Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil, crinkling it up to create deep creases. Shuck oysters, discard top shells, and place them on foil-lined baking sheet, using foil to keep them upright so that juices do not spill out.

Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

Place oysters directly over hot side of grill. Using 2 spoons, place 2 teaspoons (10ml) of compound butter inside each. Cover and cook until butter is melted and liquid is bubbling, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter lined with seaweed or moistened kosher salt (to keep oysters level; see note above) and serve immediately.

 

 

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Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day WeekendLooking for some where to go next weekend to celebrate Labor Day? Hodnett Cooper on St. Simons Island is your destination for family fun at the beach! Take advantage of all the Labor Day sales on St. Simons including 20% off rentals over the holiday weekend. There is no reason why you shouldn’t escape and enjoy the long weekend with the ones you love! There are so many great activities that you won’t want to miss! Here are our top 4 things to do over Labor Day weekend.

Southern Grown: September 1-3, 2017

Held annually at Sea Island this event is all things Southern! Garden & Gun will kick off the weekend with a southern style dinner, followed by a weekend full of Wildlife Expos, Concerts, Good Food, Great Drinks, and Southern Hospitality around every turn.

First Friday: September 1, 2017

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings through August.

Rhythm on the River: September 3, 2017

Come on out to the Rhythm on the River event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mary Ross Waterfront Park: Bay & Gloucester Streets. Bring the kids, chairs or blanket, a picnic and your favorite beverage.
Admission: FREE!

A Little Light Music: September 3, 2017

Held on the oceanfront lawns of the St. Simons Lighthouse, A Little Light Music is a unique experience where concert-goers are encouraged to bring picnics, lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy performances on select Sunday evenings May through August.

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Events and Activities This Week in Coastal Georgia

There are always fun, family friendly, and exciting things to do on the coastal St. Simons Island but during spring time is always packed with so many activities its hard to choose which ones to do! Here is a few of our favorites happening this week!Art Exhibit St Simons Island

Coastalescapes Exhibition

Now through May 1, 2017

Glynn Visual Arts
106 Island Drive
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522

 

Cocktails For Our Coast

Wednesday, March 15th to Sunday, April 30th, 2017

One Hundred Miles is proud to partner with 19 local restaurants across our coast to highlight the significance of coastal Georgia’s natural ecosystems.

Each restaurant has created their own coastal-inspired cocktail: ‘The Spartini!’ For every Spartini purchased, $1 is donated to support OHM’s work to protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast. Stop by each restaurant between 3/15 and 4/30 and drink their limited-edition Spartini.

Participating restaurants include: Brunswick, St. Simons, and Jekyll: Basil Thai and Sushi, Beach House Restaurant, Blackwater Grill, Coastal Kitchen, Del Sur, The Driftwood Bistro, ECHO, Georgia Sea Grill, The Half Shell, Halyards, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, The Rooftop at Ocean Lodge, Tipsy McSway’s, and Tramici Neighborhood Italian

Golden Isles Food Truck Festival

Sunday, April 30th, 2017 – 10:00am to 8:00pm

Support the Golden Isles food truck movement on April 30th in Gascoigne Bluff Park! Bring the family and enjoy up to 30 different food trucks, live music, craft vendors, Corn Hole, and kids activities. 100% of the proceeds are donated to charity.

 

 

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Wedding Season on St. Simons Island

Wedding Season on St. Simons Island is in full swing! Come to think of it though, Love fills the salty air year round here. St. Simons is a popular wedding destination for brides but it can be a scary task planning a wedding in a town unfamiliar to you. Let us help with the stress and break down our favorite wedding venues on the island.Wedding Season on St. Simons Island

Epworth By The Sea is by far one of the most popular wedding venues on St. Simons. With breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views and history dating back to the 1800’s all your guests will fall in love with this charming venue. The Lovely Lane Chapel boasts of magnificent stained glass windows and has so much charm and natural beauty very little decorating is required. The gardens make for a great place for a quiet stroll before you say “I do” or for beautiful photography for you and your new spouse! You can’t go wrong with Epworth By the Sea.

Christ Church Frederica is one of the oldest churches in Georgia dating back to 1736. Founded just 70 years after the island was first settled by the English colonist. Aside from the rich history the beautiful lush green grass and the mossy oak trees draped around the church make it a picturesque setting for a couple to commit their love for one another. Christ Church does have rules and regulations for those seeking to get married here so be sure to review the information provided on their website before setting your heart on the beautiful and historic location.

St. Simons Casino Building is waterfront and right in the heart of St. Simons Island just steps away from the Pier Village. A popular wedding spot because of the outdoor atmosphere but also referred to as the “best deal in town” because the waterfront park and building can be rented for a nominal fee. We’ve included the rate sheet so you can see for yourself! Located right next to the Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals office make sure to stop by and talk to us about vacation rentals for your event!