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




Enjoy One Last Family Vacay Before School Starts Back!

☼Back to School? Not So Fast! Enjoy One More Trip To SSI. School is starting back soon but that doesn’t mean summer is over! Treat your kids to one last trip to the beach, we’ve got a special treat for you too. 15% OFF stays now through August 25th, use promo code SCHOOL15. Here are 3 St Simons Island Vacation Rentals that are perfect for families and available in August to take advantage of our special savings offer.


st simons island rentals 102 Georgia – This 3 bedroom has a has a living area made for family fun! Within a single spacious room there are multiple areas to entertain. One seating area is centered around a beautiful fireplace and a second seating area is centered around the television. In the middle is a large dining table. There is also a game table for games, cards or puzzles. It’s a great room for gathering. At the top of the stairs, the home splits into two wings, perfect for moms and dads to have a few quiet moments to themselves. On the oceanfront wing is the master bedroom with king bed and comfortable oversized chair and ottoman. The other bedroom on the oceanfront wing features an additional king, built-in window seat and full en suite bath.



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760 Ocean Blvd #204 – Another family favorite, this 2 bedroom is directly across the street from the ocean and beach access point. Take your family out for a day of fun on St Simons Island, this home is within walking distance are some of St. Simons Island’s most memorable landmarks and activities: the historic lighthouse, fishing pier, village shopping area with local boutiques and wonderful restaurants, oceanfront Neptune Park with picnic area, resort-style swimming pool and miniature golf.



beachfront rentals St Simons Island647 Demere Way – This 3 bedroom has wood floors throughout and is decorated in a soothing coastal style. The king master bedroom has its own totally remodeled bath in addition the other remodeled bath convenient for the other two bedrooms. There is a living room plus den to spread out a bit in addition to the new outdoor deck looking over a large fenced in back. The perfect venue for a family BBQ! The kitchen has been completely remodeled as well with all stainless appliances, new cabinets and countertops.

St. Simons Vacation Rentals Perfect for Day Trips

2 St. Simons Island vacation rentals perfect for day trips!

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle on St. Simons Island are two St. Simons Island vacation spots that you won’t want to miss.  Check out two great properties that are perfect for day tripping:


1105 Reserve Lane is the definition of classic seaside style and is the ideal choice for an island hopping vacation in the Golden Isles. CentrallySt. Simons island vacation located on the island and just off of Demere Road, this vacation destination is convenient to everything on St. Simons Island.  Five minutes from the beaches, two minutes from the marina, or Island hop over to Jekyll – this town home is minutes away from everything the Island has to offer.



Island Retreat #2504 is the perfect St. Simons residence for an extended stay in the Golden Isles. This delightfully furnished two bedroom unit is located in the Island Retreat condominiums, just off of Demere St. Simons island vacationRoad.  The community amenities included with your stay in Island Retreat are perfect for living the active Island lifestyle and include a swimming pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and tennis court.


St. Simons Island is home to fabulous beaches, golfing, fishing, and a variety of great spots to dine.  The whole family can have fun on St. Simons Island – so instead of staying for a weekend, why not stay for a while?  Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has the largest selection of St. Simons Island vacation options for you and your family to choose from.

Best Vacation Rentals for Family Gatherings

Planning a fun filled family getaway? Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals offers several options for a Golden Isles vacation to make your family gathering the best ever.

Whether you are looking for something directly on the beach on St. Simons Island, or maybe an option that is more centrally located in the Golden Isles, Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has 6 houses that sleep 16 or more.  Check out these featured properties below:


On the river with amazing marsh views, 2309 Ocean has 5 bedrooms Golden Isles vacation to suit the needs of your large group.  This property is featured in the Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rental luxury portfolio and is the perfect home to make your family getaway a Golden Isles vacation not to forget!




Memorable vacations start here – at Shiphouse – one of the mostGolden Isles vacation luxurious oceanfront homes you will ever see. Designed to resemble the hull of the ship, this home sleeps 30 and has a rooftop deck that does not disappoint! Whether dining, cooking, playing games, or just gathering for a cocktail, the Atlantic Ocean is your backdrop at Shiphouse.




Walking distance to the beach and village, 420 Myrtle is a fantastic Golden Isles vacationfamily retreat! Two residences pair as one to offer a spacious six bedroom home that sleeps 16.  Open kitchen, living and dining great for family gatherings are part of the package at this quintessential St. Simons island vacation cottage!




You’re not far from the beach if you choose to stay in 4334 11th Street, a fabulous home in the East Beach Golden Isles vacationCommunity on St. Simons Island.  With seven bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and the capacity to sleep twenty guests, this home is ready for your large group! Ideal for families traveling with an au pair, this home also features guest quarters with a separate private entrance. Bring the entire family and take a dip in the large saltwater pool!



Dream of waking up to salty ocean breezes from the Atlantic with your own private lagoon? YouGolden Isles vacationr dreams come true at 4205 9th Street, a five bedroom Victorian hideaway on East Beach, perfect for family gatherings.  A chef’s kitchen, hot tub, extended balcony space and more – every member of the family will fall in love with this eclectic oceanfront home on St. Simons Island.




Offering a slice of paradise in the Golden Isles, 4322 15th Street is a Golden Isles vacationbeautifully furnished Vacation rental ready for your next Golden Isles vacation. With spacious living areas, this one-level home features six bedrooms and plenty of room for entertaining! Bring the whole family and have a get-together in the private back-yard, complete with in-ground pool.


5 Closest St Simons Vacation Rentals To Kayak Tours

Our 5 closest St Simons Vacation Rentals to SSI SUP kayak and paddle board tours.

Do you love to kayak and paddle board? Not only is St Simons Island the perfect place to meander through the marsh grass and up the scenic coast but Hodnett Cooper has the best St Simons Vacation Rentals for you, you’ll be a stone’s throw away from hopping in your kayak or onto your paddle board and setting sail for the day. St Simons Island SUP offers tours from Village Creek, Gascoigne Bluff and Gould’s Inlet. Although we have rentals conveniently located throughout the island lets focus on Gould’s inlet!


2309 Ocean is a gorgeous 5-bedroom house right on the marsh, just a short drive to Gould’s Inlet. However if taking a kayak or paddle boat tour St Simons Vacation Rentalsdoesn’t interest you, you could rent them and launch right out of your back yard! With your private infinity pool overlooking the coastal marsh lands and a long dock stretching out to the water, this is a dream vacation rental home!




4322 15th street is 6-bedroom home cute coastal decor and it’s only a few blocks from the beach. You can sit back and relax by your private St Simons Vacation Rentalspool until it’s time for your stand-up paddle board tour!





2233 Bruce Drive is a 3 bedroom is so close to Gould’s Inlet you can walk out the door, take a few steps and you are there! You can’t go wrongSt Simons Vacation Rentals with this St Simons vacation rental home.


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Enjoy President’s Day On St. Simons Island

Relax and enjoy a long weekend on St. Simons Island!

Celebrate President’s Day in the Golden Isles and take advantage of

Sidney Lanier Bridge at sunset

Sidney Lanier Bridge at sunset

This weekend Brunswick, Georgia hosts the annual Southeast Georgia Health System Foundation Bridge Run. This special event is unique in the fact that the run takes places solely on the 7,780 Sidney Lanier Bridge. Whereas most bridge runs include roads leading up to the bridge or following the bridge. Because of its heights and distance it is certified by the U.S. Track and Field Associations as “the toughest 5k in Georgia”!

If you prefer not to work up a sweat while relaxing on your long President’s day weekend you could enjoy fine dining at one of many great restaurants on the island. Try Georgia Sea Grill where locally sourced seafood is served fresh daily. You will be impressed by the plate presentation but blown away by the taste of the cuisine. Perhaps you would like some down home southern cooking, if so visit Barbara Jeans. Famous for her crab cakes but all of her cooking can fill the void of some delicious soul food.

After you fill your bellies take a bike ride or walk along the beach! Sunset this time of year is around 6:30 so you have plenty of time to eat an early dinner and then take in the salt air as you watch the sun slip down.

With many art exhibits, storytelling festival, and outdoor activities there is something here that suits everyone’s long day weekend desires! Come to St. Simons and enjoy your long weekend having some island fun!

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Timeline to Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration


Today, Donald Trump will be sworn in at his inauguration, becoming the 45th President of The United States. This is a day full of exciting events for all Americans as they turn their eyes to the US Capitol to watch Donald Trump formally replace President Barack Obama in the White House. Although this is a monumental and historic day for the American People, some of us still have to work… so if you can’t tune in for the duration of the inauguration, we’ve laid out a time line so you can catch the events you don’t want to miss!


  • 9:30am (14:30 GMT)Inauguration ceremony begins with musical performances
  • 11:30am (16:30 GMT) Opening remarks followed by Supreme Court Justice swearing in Mr. Pence
  • 11:45am -Noon (16:45 – 17:00 GMT)President Obama’s term of office ends at precisely noon. Before then, Mr. Trump must recite the oath of office, administered by Chief Justice Roberts. He will then deliver his inaugural address
  • 3pm-5pm (20:00 – 22:00 GMT) Trump and Mr. Pence will embark on a 1.5 mile (2.4km) parade down Pennsylvania Avenue, which will probably be lined with both supporters and protesters
  • 7pm-11pm (00:00-04:00 GMT)  Trump, Mr. Pence and their wives will attend three official inaugural balls


It’s safe to say after this long election season many of us would definitely enjoy some down time. Add to the inauguration timeline above and pencil yourself in to book some vacation time!  Why not come to St. Simons Island and enjoy the warmer weather and the salty air?  You can relax, unwind and enjoy some time to yourself after this weekend’s inauguration events!

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Things To Do In The Golden Isles in 2017

There are always SO many fun things to do in the Golden Isles, new things always pop up as the year goes by but here are some of the highlights for 2017.

  • For the Family: The Easter Egg Stroll, April 2017
    • Each April in the Golden Isles there is A family friendly Easter gathering in the Historic District. Search and find Easter eggs hidden along Pier Road, get pictures with Easter Bunny, and enjoy pony rides and other activities. Eggs will be hidden and re-hidden throughout the festival. Special section for kids 3 and under.
  • For the Couple: Valentine’s Day, February 2017 rainbow-island
    • With many great local restaurants and romantic activities, the options are endless for you to surprise your loved one with a weekend getaway. From sunset boat trips to horseback riding on the beach, there is something for every couple.
  • For the Foodie: Food and Wine Festival, October, 2017
    • The St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival is a five-day event featuring the best in coastal cuisine, wine, beer, spirits and entertainment. The festival takes place in several beautiful, historic venues throughout St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles each year.
  • For the Golfer: RSM Classic, November 2017
    • Simons Island very own Davis Love III hosts the RSM Classic each year on Sea Island. The scenery is beautiful and the golf is exciting. Typically closing out the official PGA season, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
  • For the Football Fan: Georgia-Florida Weekend, October 2017
    • Whether you root for the Georgia Bulldogs or not, this is an excitement filled weekend for everyone! the Golden Isles will be filled with a sea of red and black and you will surely be amongst great company to enjoy watching the game and your favorite local spot.
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Cyber Monday 2016 Vacation Deals


Cyber Monday is one of the biggest shopping days of the YEAR! Hodnett Cooper has vacation savings you can not pass up. Whether you plan on coming for a long weekend or the whole week, we have deals for you. Today only you can save up to $200 on a 2017 vacation stay. Bring your significant other, family, or friends and enjoy a St. Simons Island vacation that you know you got a GREAT deal on! 

Available Monday, November 28th, 2016 ONLY!
Save $100 on a 3-6 night stay in 2017 using promo code: SAVE100
Save $200 on a weekly stay in 2017 using promo code: SAVE200




Offer Details: Offer valid for new reservations January 1 – December 31, 2017. Valid for Daily and Weekly stays (monthly stays not included, as monthly rates have discounts built in).  Some restrictions apply. Cannot be applied to existing reservations. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.