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Artist Bungalow - Downtown St. Marys - Just Bring Your Clothes

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Artist Bungalow, Historic Downtown St. Marys


Whether you are vacationing, road tripping, working, or relocating, this bungalow will be a welcoming “temporary headquarters”. Clean, well appointed, with basic start up supplies ( herbs, spices, coffee and teas) to make your transition smooth....and a taste of true Southern hospitality.

The house itself is cheerful and sunny. Recently, I furnished it with a few of my “favorite things”. Antiques and artwork “eclected” through the years delight and surprise you along with the mix of modern creature comforts.

The entrance deck opens onto a cozy glassed and screened sun porch and then into an office area and spacious living room. Your master king sized bedroom awaits you at the end of the hallway. Your guests can enjoy the four poster double bedroom across the hall. Off the kitchen and living room is a pleasant dining room that looks out into the back yard where you can enjoy the birds at the feeder. The kitchen’s been updated with laundry center, dishwasher and microwave and of course, the fun, functional Hoosiers. If the weather is nice, move outside with your favorite beverage and talk about the day’s adventures while you grill your supper.

Explore our friendly downtown on our new beach cruisers. You can pedal around and enjoy our waterfront activities, meet your neighbors and make new friends.

For those of you traveling with your pets, you will enjoy the fact that you can let them out the back door into your own private fenced yard. Along with a charcoal grill, there is a patio table and chairs and a small garden planting, bird bath, and water feature.

You are one reservation shy and one short block from a Main St. USA parade in our friendly little town. Let us welcome you to the 'Second Oldest City in the United States'. ( St. Augustine claims they're first because their paperwork was in order!)

Keywords: Artist Cottage, Sojurn, Single Family Dwelling

More Details

Elizabeth Gray
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Elizabeth Gray

Hi, I’m Elizabeth Gray. I grew up in St. Marys. My family and friends are here and so has been my career as an artist. When I finished school, I started my own business, Gray’s Gallery and Custom Frame Shop. It’s been a place where I have framed lots of artwork for other people, and where I have displayed and sold my watercolors. It has been fun to furnish this space with my work and other local talent for you to enjoy.

Elizabeth Gray purchased this bungalow in 1983

Why Elizabeth Gray chose Georgia

When my father’s family moved down here, there was a little Scottish enclave that occupied four homes on the end of this block. Gilman Paper Company was just setting up, and from New York came my grandfather to head the power plant. His wife’s sister, Aunt Laura & her husband lived in this sweet little house and my grandfather lived next door. Eventually, both of his sons, my uncle and my father, found the loves of their lives, married and built & bought homes next door. And so began all of our lives in this sleepy little town, St. Marys by the sea. I remember stopping by Aunt Laura’s house in the morning to pick up treats lovingly wrapped in wax paper for recess, and by my grandfather’s house to pick posies for my teachers. To this day, I can still smell the sweet peas. What a gorgeous array of colors! Deep purples, fuchsias, lavenders, pinks, periwinkles, reds, whites, and blues. When I returned from college, I bought my grandfather’s house and started my art gallery and framing business there. When Aunt Laura’s house became available, I was able to keep it in our family. Now it is time to share it with you.

What makes this bungalow unique

Comfort, efficiency, and fun were the themes as we furnished this house. There was lots of laughter as my friends and I pulled together and scrubbed and painted and bounced decorating ideas off of each other. Some of my original artwork is hanging here and my entire collection of St. Marys watercolors. It is fitting that Aunt Laura, the original owner, did the crochet hanging in the dining room. Art and antiques harmonize with modern conveniences. Privately nestled in a quiet neighborhood, this home is five blocks from both the Meeting St. Boat Dock and the St. Marys waterfront. You are one block away from watching boat traffic on North River or a small town parade on Main St. On a morning walk, you can see boaters headed out for a day on the water, shrimp boats trawling with their outriggers ready, an occasional dolphin, and every once in a while, a couple of little marsh bunnies. Laughing gulls, pelicans, cormorants,ibises, herons, mourning doves and red-winged blackbirds welcome you to the water. Every day you can visit with the river kitties that faithfully wait for a rub and a scratch as you round the corner. Golfers are 15 minutes away from two public courses. Ferry rides to Cumberland Island & Fernandina Beach are five minutes away, along with our beautiful waterfront park, restaurants, kayak rentals, and shopping. For those of you on temporary duty at Kings Bay, you are five minutes from the base gate. Life in the slow lane is but 30 minutes to the Jacksonville International Airport.

The bungalow remains a work in progress as I continue to upgrade with stained glass, nautical charts, gardens, wind chimes, patio furniture, and privacy fencing in the immediate back yard.

Now you can strike out on some new beach cruisers as you explore your new downtown and waterfront areas.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in St. Marys

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub shower, euro vanity and comfort height toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom has an inviting king size bed with Serta mattress, Double Beds (1) Guest bedroom has a comfortable double four poster bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautifully furnished with antiques and local original artwork of the area. The back yard is fenced so that you can keep your pet safe on your own property while you enjoy grilling out and entertaining al fresco. You can also use a couple of our new beach cruisers and pedal around exploring.


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Artist Bungalow - Downtown St. Marys - Just Bring Your Clothes
average rating of 4.981132 based on 53 reviews

A vacation home that you just want to keep coming back to.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I found the Artist Bungalow to be top notch. The kitchen and bath were well stocked, you don't need to bring anything with you. The beds were very comfortable and the home was furnished nicely and everything was as neat as a pin. The artwork was breath taking. Elizabeth is so talented. She is also very warm and caring person making sure that we had everything we needed. We are already talking about when we can come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artist Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

I could keep this review very short by addressing only those things I did not like about our stay at the Artist Bungalow. That would be be uhhhh, nothing. Listing all that we liked about the home and the St. Marys location seems to be too daunting, so I will mention just a few of those things. I will put Elizabeth at the top of the list as a most welcoming and gracious hostess. I should add Quincey, her dog. Quincey, with a huge greeting for anyone who wants to say hello, is a very congenial fellow. The first two things one notices about the Bungalow are just how completely stocked and equipped it is, and how nicely the home is decorated. This second feature is mostly due to Elizabeth's own art work in the house. It takes only a very brief viewing to know what a talented painter Elizabeth is. So, we enjoyed the the owner and her dog. We enjoyed the house itself. We appreciated the St. Marys community and the relaxing atmosphere that seems to pervade everything. We had great experiences exploring the areas from Fernandina Beach to Okefenokee and Jacksonville to Savannah. All these places are within easy reach. Kayaking among the alligators of Okefenokee was a notable experience for us. I have to give special mention to Captain Stan's Barbecue in Woodbine and Whitehouse Seafood, just north of Kingsland, as two of my favorite places. And, we made plenty of use of the bikes that are provided. An April evening ride around St. Marys is a memorably pleasant experience. As was our entire stay at the Artist Bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holt, MI

Perfect home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely home during February and March, 2017. Elizabeth was a very gracious landlady and when there was a question about the air conditioner, she responded quickly. I have stayed in many vacation homes, but this was by far the one that had everything you could possibly need. I needed to find a hair stylist, and Elizabeth gave me an excellent recommendation. We loved the very pretty town of St. Marys with its quaint shops, beautiful waterfront park, and quiet streets. It was an easy walk downtown, and we enjoyed the Mardi Gras parade, community plays, and the train ride. We took the ferry 2 times over to Cumberland Island, once for the van tour and the second time to walk the beach and spend extra time at Dungeness ruins. Saw the wild horses there on the beach. We definitely enjoyed eating at St. Marys Seafood nearby which was right across from Coastal Baptist Church which we thoroughly enjoyed worshiping in each Sunday. It was an easy drive to Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, Darien, Brunswick, etc. where we enjoyed the highlights of each place. We would recommend this cozy home very highly.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the artist bungalow for two weeks. We enjoyed the tranquil atmosphere of the well appointed and clean bungalow. You will find everything you need. The house was filled with wonderful morning light and lovely evening sunsets. The wind chimes added to the ambiance. We brought our small dog along as the bungalow offers a fenced in back yard. We enjoyed the location of this house. We enjoyed an easy walk, car ride, or bike ride to Saint Mary's waterfront park every evening to watch the sunset, fish, and enjoy a glass of cheer. The sunsets in the backdrop of the beautiful salt marsh bordering Saint Mary's river was breathe taking. We enjoyed a ferry ride across Saint Mary's river to Cumberland Island, and a fifty minute car ride to Amelia Island. If you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing vacation away from the noise of life, we highly recommend this bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carthage, MO

Simply Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

I'm in the middle of moving to St. Marys, and I wanted a place to get to know the area. This bungalow is simply wonderful. When the ad says, just bring clothes - it is spot on. Obviosly I brought groceries, but such items as tin foil, laundry detergent, and spices were available. There were bikes to use! I've been for an am and pm bike ride every day. This bungalow instilled great habits in me. I sat on thr porch during a storm and wrote... It's so cozy! You are welcomed with thoughtful "starters" like snacks, bath gels, and pet treats. Location is perfect. Provides info about the area. I'm moving here and I will certainly use this as a go to for my visitors. Just fabulous!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fernandina Beach, Florida

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a month at the Artists Bungalow. It was comfortable, cozy, beautifully furnished, and the owner has thought of everything! We could not have asked for more. The cottage is in a great location, close to everything in Historic St. Mary's. Our dogs loved it too! This is by far the best VRBO experience we have had, and we highly recommend this one.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport, Florida
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Seagles Saloon
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Cumberland Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trident Lakes, Kings Bay Naval Base
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak, Jacksonville, Florida
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Ghost tours, golf cart tours, ferry rides to Cumberland Island National Seashore and Fernandina Beach, Bird watching, Waterfront Park, Submarine Museum, National Park Service Museum for Cumberland Island


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in St. Marys

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
My standard rate
1 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$127.81
Pet Fee A$127.81
Damage Deposit A$319.53

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning charge for 3-7 nights is $100. Cleaning charge for a month or longer is $200.

Government per Diem is accepted.

Pet Fees: $250 pet refundable pet deposit, $100 NON refundable pet cleaning fee, signed pet agreement and proof of inoculations is required.
St. Marys bed tax of 6% is added to the first thirty days of a stay; anything beyond thirty days is not taxed.
Georgia sales tax of 7% is collected for the first ninety days; anything beyond is not taxable.

$250 refundable reservation/security deposit is due with booking, along with signed Confirmation Letter and Rental/Rules Contract. Short term rentals: Entire rental amount due with booking. Monthly:First half rent is due 60 days before arrival; second half is due 14 days before arrival. Personal check, cashiers check or credit card are accepted forms of payment. Government per Diem is accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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