St. Simons Island is a favorite destination and one of Georgia’s hidden gems. The Island has a 4-story height limit, so St. Simons has been immune to the high-rise building and overdevelopment that is common in other island beach destinations. Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has the largest inventory of vacation rental residences on St. Simons Island. With over 400 condominiums, private homes and villas, we have the ideal place for your Island getaway! To better serve you, we have been collecting and posting guest reviews for years in order to better assist in selecting the perfect vacation home. Reviews can be sorted by property name, ranking or review date. We value sharing other travelers’ experiences. As always, if you have any questions about a property, please call the Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals team. Our experienced vacation planners know every property and can assist with specific questions.
St. Simons Island is a favorite destination and one of Georgia’s hidden gems. The Island has a 4-story height limit, so St. Simons has been immune to the high-rise building and overdevelopment that is common in other island beach destinations. Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has the largest inventory of vacation rental residences on St. Simons Island. With over 400 condominiums, private homes and villas, we have the ideal place for your Island getaway! To better serve you, we have been...Read More
1 East Beach is a charming place for adults. It is very convenient to the beach, marsh, shopping, dining, and everything else that the Island has to offer. I am looking for the staying at this location again.
Mark, Roswell, GA
Review Date: 04/12/2018
Extremely dated. Uncomfortable furniture. Small televisions. Very clean, great location but needs an update badly
Curtis, Lewisburg, TN
Review Date: 10/19/2016
The pink house was perfect for our group. it was so quiet and the owners had everything we would need. They had beach chairs an a umbrella which really made our stay great! We will stay at the pink house when we come back
Jerry, Ringgold, Georgia
Review Date: 06/10/2015
The Pink House is a very nice cottage. It is nicely furnished and comfortable.
However, the traffic noise is terrible throughout the night, weekends and holidays. I didn't notice it as much during my first stay as I did recently. I did, however, stay longer recently.
Virginia, Fayetteville, GA
Review Date: 09/23/2014
The Pink House is the cutest little cottage. It is tastefully decorated and has every convenience you need or want. It is close to restaurants, shops, and the ocean. My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
Mike, Sandersville, GA
Review Date: 08/05/2014
Location location location easy access to everything beach food stores
Jerry, Ringgold, GA
Review Date: 06/10/2014
My experience with Hodnett Cooper has been excellent.
Helen, Philadelphia, PA
Review Date: 04/09/2014
What a wonderful vacation we had at 1 East Beach Causeway! The property is beautiful, clean and spacious. I can't wait to return. The outdoor grounds are lovely and well maintained. A lovely home with a beautiful yard at the beach --- does one need anything else!? We'll be back.
House was in a nice, quiet location! Loved the pool in backyard and the fact we were allowed to bring our dog!
Love This House, But Time to Move On
Review Date: 08/02/2015
We have spent the last five years in this rental during our summer vacation. We have loved it. The house is VERY clean and extremely spacious, the furnishings are comfortable, the kitchen is HUGE, the pool is a nice size and the backyard is very shady.
However, there are a great deal of stairs (house is tri-level with main level on second floor) and the adults in our family are getting older and the stairs are growing harder for us to navigate, so we decided to move to a one-level house for next year. I will be sad to let this house go. We have had many great summers here.
Minor points we've had issue with in past years have been corrected:
The box springs in the master bedroom no longer squeak. The bed is now very quiet and comfortable. As a bonus, there is a new flat screen TV in the master bedroom, probably around 30 inches.
The pool is, as I mentioned, in a shaded area, and is, therefore, prone to have leaves and small sticks in it, especially after rain showers, which are common in the afternoon on the coast. However, they have replaced the pool cleaning robot thingy (my daughter named it 'Carol' when she was five) and the new Carol does an excellent job of keeping the pool bottom clean. We just have to skim the surface lightly with the provided net each morning and we are good to go. Also, this year, Stacy at Hodnett-Cooper went out of her way to make sure the pool would be presentable for our arrival after several local thunderstorms.
FYI, the pool people generally come on Thursday, but Hodnett-Cooper will try to get them out ASAP if there is a glaring problem. This is actually true of ANY issue. We have had stellar customer service from HC and we will continue to rent from them as long as we can.
Goodbye sweet house! We will miss you.
Year Four, And Just Booked Year Five
Review Date: 08/03/2014
Still love this house. This is our fourth year and just re-booked for year five. House is VERY clean and spacious which is one of the major reasons we keep coming back.
Pool is good size and gets some afternoon sun in places but is mostly shaded. It does have a lot of tree and bamboo overhang, so be prepared to have to skim out some leaves every morning or after a storm. This is not a big deal to us, because we know about it and have bought our own portable skimmer, but if you weren't prepared for it, it might be. The house also provides a pool skimmer, and of course, Hodnett Cooper is always super gracious about sending out a cleaning crew (or any other maintenance team) any time you call, but the regular pool cleaning schedule is Thursday.
It is also a good idea to bring some citronella pots to keep around the pool as it can get kind of damp and attractive to insects after the very common, transient coastal rain showers.
See my original review re: kitchen, stairs, bathrooms, etc.
Washer and dryer are awesome to have b/c of drippy suits, towels, etc.
Less than 5 minutes to two public beaches, Massengale Park and the Coast Guard Station in one direction and the Village and pier in the other.
If I had one wish, it would be for the owners to replace the box springs on the Master bed with some of a higher, quieter quality. There is nothing wrong with the mattress as it is very nice, but the box springs are ridiculously noisy climbing in and out of bed. They croak like an old frog. I think they bought those box springs off a truck in a dark alley from some guy saying, "Psst! Hey buddy? Wanna buy some box springs?"
Otherwise, great location, great house and we'll be back next year!
Hello Beach Family! We are so pleased you've found a home-away-from-home at 1012 Sherman and we can't wait to welcome you back next year. Based on your comments and follow up conversations, we will be replacing the pool skimmer with a finer-mesh skimmer to ease the pool maintenance between cleanings. We're also speaking with the owners about the box springs. As always, thank you for choosing Hodnett Cooper and thank you for your valuable comments--they certainly help us to improve your next stay! See you soon!
The location is perfect and we love the porch swing
Jeanne & Clifford
Review Date: 10/29/2018
Perfect house perfect location perfect weather wonderful time will be back
Jeanne & Clifford, Benton, TN
Review Date: 10/11/2018
Perfect location perfect house perfect weather perfect friends came with us yes we will be back next year God willing and go with Hodnett cooper
Beth, Birmingham, AL
Review Date: 09/17/2018
The house and liccation were perfect... upon arrival the kitchen under lights and over head were not working but Bryan repaired temporarily. In addition when family arrived there were no sheets on sleeper sofa after they had driven 7 hours at 11:00 at night. My agent Chad never would return text or email and ignored me but was very gracious and helpful upon initial signing.... a terrible reputation for a supposed good company. However, after having to contact Michelle D. And talking w/ Merriman they were helpful. The house needed some repair work .E. Henry
Pam, Pittsfield, PA
Review Date: 04/12/2018
We are so glad we chose this house. It was a wonderful place to gather. The location was terrific, being walking distance to the village and the pier. Highly recommend!
Rick, Fontana, WI
Review Date: 03/30/2018
Very professional and courteous staff. Accommodations were very nice and clean
Review Date: 06/13/2017
Nice house on the bay, great views of Jeykll Island and the pier
Deborah, San Antonio, TX
Review Date: 10/19/2016
So appreciative of the customer service help from Hodnett. Our stay was lovely, only interrupted by Hurricane Matthew. It was our first time to this area and would come again. Our accessibility to the shopping area and dock made our stay even more pleasant. Thanks to all who had a part.
This is probably our 6th year working with Hodnett Cooper on our vacation rental. They are always so easy and reliable to work with. Even getting our rental key when the office is closed is super simple . This year was the first year we had a small issue (couldn't get the t.v. to work - so not life or death!) but they sent someone right over within just a few minutes to help. When we begin looking to move to the island in a few years, Hodnett Cooper will be the first realtor we check with!
Review Date: 10/11/2018
Convenient to beach, village, and restaurants. Quiet neighborhood. Open kitchen/den area. Only two of us for this trip but house can accommodate more
Donna, Groveport, OH
Review Date: 10/11/2018
We loved the space in this property. We were only there 3 nights, everything was so convenient.
Richard, Phoenixville, PA
Review Date: 12/05/2017
We had a nice stay with no surprises or issues. The home was nice, clean & quiet and on a quiet street not far from the village & beaches. I'd highly recommend using bikes to get around, weather permitting.
It is very well located, minutes from the beach and the village by car.
Zinnia, Atlanta, GA
Review Date: 07/25/2017
We stayed in this cute house for a week with three granddaughters. The house is very cheerful, spacious, cozy and comfortable, and full of light, Perfect for a family with kids. The kitchen is open plan and well equipped for simple meals. We did a lot of cooking so could have done with some heaftier equipment, but we managed. The outdoor shower was a total hit with the girls, the highlight of the house -- helps to keep the sand out of the house too!. It is very well located, minutes from the beach and the village by car. It could be an easy walk to the beach unless you are carrying cooler, chairs, etc. I did not give a 5 star rating because I think the linens need to be replaced. They are old and worn and grey from wear. Otherwise all good
We will return!!
Review Date: 07/07/2017
We were pleasantly surprised with our beach house at 106 Jordan St. Had everything we needed and then some. Screened in porch came in handy. We will return!!
Mary and Terry, Minneapolis, MN
Review Date: 05/15/2017
This is our 9th year working with Hodnett Cooper. We wish other management companies were as easy to work with and accommodating.
Mary and Terry Minneapolis, MN
Review Date: 04/29/2017
We just spent our 9th year staying at 106 Jordan Lane and are hooked on this lovely home and SSI. The home is very light with two stories of windows in the main living area. We spent many hours on the beautiful wrap around porch and made good use of the new grill. There are lots of things to do and see on the island, but it's nice to return to such a comfortable home after a day at the beach or out exploring. We'll be back next year!!
Lauren, Itasca, Illinois
Review Date: 10/19/2016
This was our fourth stay at this house. Perfect location and so quiet. Looking forward to another stay next year.
Review Date: 03/25/2016
We have wintered at 106 Jordan Lane for the past several years, and enjoyed every moment of our stays. The house is open and sunlit, with a friendly decor, and overall a wonderfully inviting place. The wrap around porch is a great place to sit and chat or contemplate a day well spent on the island while watching a sunset. The neighborhood is tree-filled and quiet. It is located near the beach and the village, both a moderate walk or an easy bike ride away.
Saint Simons Island is a remarkably fun and relaxing place to visit, especially for adults and families who wish to avoid the usual mega-tourist places. It has great restaurants, bars, friendly beaches, opportunities for hiking, biking, golf and other outdoor activities. We have given thought to spending winter elsewhere, but honestly cannot think of a better home and place to be.
Jean, Marietta, GA
Review Date: 08/18/2015
This is a fun property to rent. We loved the wrap around porch to sit and just chill
Review Date: 07/20/2015
Great place to stay. Well stocked, clean and great location on the island
Beth, Newville, PA
Review Date: 07/03/2015
We had a lovely time! The rental was charming, comfortable, and very clean. St Simons Island is beautiful and there are many things to do and see. Plus, there are many fine restaurants. I highly recommend it!
Lauren, Itasca, IL
Review Date: 10/14/2014
This was our second stay at this property and we are booking it a third time. Location is perfect and we love how quiet it is here. Lots if amenities that make this a perfect place to stay while on the Island.
Sue, Washington, DC
Review Date: 04/22/2014
Had a super time on SSI - the Hodnett Cooper team are super and made all the arrangements easy. Looking forward to next visit already!
The house was better than advertised! Stocked well, clean, great location, very comfortable! We didn't arrive until after office closing hours, and the check-in process was so easy! And so was the check out!
The cottage was a nice place to stay and very clean, which was appreciated. After one night sleeping on the small bed in downstairs bedroom (not a queen, which I thought the description said it was), we had to move to upstairs bedroom with the king bed. Downstairs bed needs to be replaced with either king or queen and new mattress. Double beds are too small for two people! If we had known the king wasn\'t in downstairs, we would not have rented this cottage. The recliners were comfortable, but I have never seen a sofa like the one in the cottage. Not only was it hard as a rock to sit on, it was the most unusually designed sofa I\'ve ever seen....strange looking. As someone else said, there are very large pieces of furniture and lots of knick knacks. Would not be too suitable for children. Location is excellent. Price was reasonable. It\'s quiet and in a nice little neighborhood. Not sure if I would choose it again and that\'s mainly because of downstairs bedroom not having the king bed.
A fantastic inland cute residence.
Review Date: 06/06/2017
A fantastic inland cute residence that\'s near the village and a short drive to the beach. This location had a great loft and screened outdoor porch - very nice. The open living area with raised ceilings and windows gave great natural lighting. However, the owners coming daily to feed the local cats out back encroaches on privacy of the rental...beyond that, it\'s a good spot nestled within the inland island neighborhood.
Heidi, Athens, GA
Review Date: 05/25/2017
This cottage is a lovely place to stay due to its quiet environment coupled with its proximity to the Village and the beach, which were easily accessible by foot, bike, or auto. Both the front and back porch were much appreciated and used for dining al fresco or sitting outside to chat, read, work on a small project, etc. during pleasant and inclement weather. The kitchen is well-stocked, allowing us to do a lot of cooking at home, which we prefer. We found this to be a comfortable place to stay. I would discourage renting this home if you have children; the home is furnished with large furniture so there's not much open space and is filled with lovely but breakable and personal decorative items. Otherwise, I highly recommend this home as a good place to stay if you are visiting the island.
Review Date: 01/21/2016
My husband and I stayed here the week before our daughter got married on the island. It is perfect for 2 or 3 people. Immaculately clean. Very quiet, away from traffic. Nice screened-on porch on the back and a porch swing on the front. Close to village restaurants. Reasonable price for the summer time. Loved it.
Karyn, Alabaster, AL
Review Date: 10/21/2015
We loved this little cottage! It was perfect for our little family! It was our boys (2 1/2 & 15 months) first time at the beach and it helped to have a cozy place to stay!
Janet, Cartersville, GA
Review Date: 07/11/2015
The only reason this is not a 5 star property is that it is not near the beach. The house was immaculate and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay.
Chris, Douglasville, GA
Review Date: 07/03/2015
Amazing vacation! Hodnett Cooper really helped make our time in St. Simons truly wonderful.
Karen, Steinhatchee, FL
Review Date: 06/02/2014
Very clean, close to shopping and pier, a lot of nice furnishings could eliminate some for more space to get around especially in dining room, quiet area