So you’ve been to Sea Island, Georgia and you didn’t want to leave. You’re not alone. Enchanted visitors have long been building “cottages” so they could spend more time on the Island or make it their permanent home.
Sea Island Cottages have been around for over 90 years. After opening The Cloister Hotel in 1928, its owner Howard Coffin accelerated development of a nearby “cottage colony” by providing needed infrastructure, and encouraging his guests to build single-family homes. One of the colony’s early homeowners was Eugene O’Neill, who wrote his only comedy, Ah, Wilderness!, while on Sea Island.
A cottage is more than a cottage
Although your single-family home on Sea Island may be called a cottage, here the word takes on a whole new meaning. Sea Island cottages are grand, spacious architectural wonders in a breathtaking resort location. You’ll live in a nature-lover’s dream world with access to the luxurious amenities of a five-star vacation retreat and a lifetime’s worth of things to do. There’s also the mild weather and five miles of unspoiled, private beach.
You can’t go wrong with the location
Most Sea Island cottages are in the long, narrow center of the island…which means all have easy access to the beach on the east, and marsh to the west. Some are new construction. A select few date back to the Roaring 1920’s, and come with a rich history.
On the north end of the island, you will find an eclectic assortment of marshview and riverview single-family cottages along the length of Oglethorpe Drive. East of Oglethorpe, the private, gated community of Ocean Forest also includes single family homes adjacent to the only golf course on Sea Island.