Beach Bum Cottage – 2224 Bruce Drive

Beach Bum Cottage - 2224 Bruce Drive

1 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 St Simons Island Pets Friendly

Our little 1950s cottage is OCEANFRONT and while it might be considered rustic, it is located right at the ocean on the best lot on East Beach.

Location - we're right at Gould's Inlet beach access point on St Simons and 30 steps to the beach.

House - we have 1 bedroom and two baths. One bath is original basic bath and the second is new but the shower is OUTSIDE (and private). To be perfectly honest, the home is nothing to write home about but the furniture, linens and supplies are new and neat. 4 people maximum.

Bedroom: The bedroom has a new comfy king bed, new sheets, and has sounds of the ocean at night. There's also a 65" 4K Smart TV in the living room and smaller one in the bedroom.

Living room has a new pullout sofa.

We also have a pack-n-play if you have babies traveling.

Again, fresh new comfy bedding, and big Smart TV in the living room.

There's a screen porch on the ocean side of the house - great spot to enjoy some bug-free outdoors and listen to the ocean.

Other features:
Cold AC
Fast WIFI (600Mbps!)
No stairs
Everything's new - the house itself has been around since 1950s but most contents are brand new as of July 2020.
Pack-n-play and portable high chair.
Kitchen is a tiny bar but has the pots, pans, plates, silverware, etc. you'll need plus basic spices and oil, there is a new Webber gas grill outside.

Starter quantity of TP, shampoo, soap, dish and laundry detergent are provided.

Friendly local property manager to help as needed.

Booking note: Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm reservations that create 1-2 night gaps.
Dog friendly, 1 dog only, 35 lbs or less and a non refundable Pet Fee of $150 plus tax will apply. Do not bring dog without prior notice to management.

Accommodation Excise Tax Certificate #126822

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Heating
  • Essentials. Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Private Entrance
  • Grill
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking basics. Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
  • Near Ocean
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washer
  • Shampoo
  • Disinfectant is used when cleaning the property
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops,
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Wifi
  • Wifi speed (25+ Mbps)
  • Beach Front
  • Single Level Home
  • Travel Crib
  • Ocean Front
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
LEAVE A REVIEW
April 7, 2022 - Website

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by Jennifer
Charming, private, light-filled cottage in the most perfect location! The north end of East Beach is great because it has a huge sandy spit at low tide. The hammock and outdoor shower were a big plus too. The kitchen is a bit funky but it totally works. Beautiful quiet neighborhood with lovely houses. We rented cruiser bikes for 2 days from "The Bike Dude" - they will drop off and pick up from the house. Stayed for 3 nights and loved this comfy and cute beach cottage! Highly recommend!
March 23, 2022 - Website

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by Trevor
Amazing stay right on the beach in a quiet neighborhood… the cottage is rustic but has everything you need for a perfect getaway and the location was perfect. Will definitely stay here again.
March 13, 2022 - Website

Great couples getaway!

by Donald
This is the perfect cozy place to stay for my wife and I to get away from it all.
March 10, 2022 - Website

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by Levita
The beach house is beautiful, perfect for relaxation. Good location. So nice to watch the sunrise while sipping coffee in the screened porch. One place I would definitely love to visit again. Thank you Ryan for sharing your place to us we enjoyed everything.
February 24, 2022 - Website

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by Elisabeth
Exactly as described. 1950s era beach cottage. Perfect location for dogs- steps from a beautiful, off leash, dog friendly beach at the quiet end of town. Clean and comfortable. My only suggestion would be an improved cable/ remote set up. We had a few cold windy days where we would have liked an easier system to navigate. Otherwise, all good.
January 15, 2022 - Website

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by John
Really nice, small cottage just over the dunes from the beach. Tiny kitchen and main bath but it worked for us. Had anything you needed. Nice screened porch. Any communication was quick and responsive.
January 8, 2022 - Website

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by Seth
An adorable house with a perfect location and a back yard that walks straight onto the beach. Enough space to not be close to others but close enough to still hear the ocean. I stayed with my dog over the weekend. He loved the huge back and side yard and hopping the dune to go down and socialize with the other pups. The street is quiet in a great neighborhood with walkers and bike riders. Completely private feeling but a quick 5-10 min drive to the grocery store or anything else you'd need. The hammock is perfect day and night.
January 8, 2022 - Website

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by Rebecca
Perfect little cottage to enjoy the beach. Truly just steps to the ocean. Very clean and just as listed!
January 8, 2022 - Website

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by Jennifer
On the beach! Quiet east beach!!
December 26, 2021 - Website

Had a wonderful time! The place is so unique and charming

by Brandon
Very pleasant stay! Just what we needed/wanted
December 5, 2021 - Website

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by Charlie
Great little place a short walk over the dunes to the beach. Worked well for our 2 small pups. Neighborhood was very quiet and everyone was friendly. Would definitely visit again.
November 29, 2021 - Website

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by Abbey
We enjoyed the cottage as our spot to shower and sleep, but spent most of our trip to St. Simons on the beach! The location is perfect - there is a private entrance to the beach from the backyard, and the cottage is at the end of a quiet street that stops where the ocean begins. Other highlights include: -backyard sunrises -screened in porch -hammock -cross breeze with both the front and back screened doors open -laundry -king bed -2 bathrooms, including a spacious outdoor shower
November 20, 2021 - Website

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by Brannon
Lovely cottage to spend a long weekend. We often cook on vacation rather than eat out. The kitchen was perfectly outfitted with pans, utensils, oil and basic spices. The cottage was situated on a beautiful street and a part of the beach that was excellent for walks. We were also pleasantly surprised that we had a perfect view of the sunrise. With a 9 month old in tow this made early mornings just that much more enjoyable. We will be returning!
November 10, 2021 - Website

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by Charlene
Lovely little beachside cottage perfect for couples! Beautiful view from backyard. Sunrises are spectacular and great stargazing st night! Bed and furniture are comfy. The people are friendly and next time we will bring our dog! Thanks Ryan!
November 8, 2021 - Website

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by William
Great place!
November 6, 2021 - Website

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by Kayla
Very clean! Location is amazing, steps away from the beach. Outdoor shower really nice to wash off sand after coming from the beach. Was perfect for us (2) plus our pup.
October 15, 2021 - Website

A simpler place and time....

by Janet
Booking and check-in was a breeze. All descriptions were accurately listed, but not nearly adequate for this little cottage that took us to a simpler place and time, ISLAND TIME, for the past few days. I only wish I had found it sooner, so we could have enjoyed it longer. This is by far the all time most favorite rentals, in all 36 PLUS years of our marriage. The beach access, the trees, the lawn, the cottage, the privacy.. . All pure perfection.
October 1, 2021 - Website

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by Patrick
Perfect place to stay at the beach especially if you have little ones. By far our favorite experience at any beach!!
October 1, 2021 - Website

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by Nicole
The cottage was clean, comfortable and well-equipped for 2 adults and 2 dogs. It's in a great location! One of the few houses on the island with oceanfront beach access. The king bed was very comfortable, the screened in patio was lovely, and the private outdoor shower was very nice to have. Forewarning to dog owners - the pathway down to the beach has lots of prickly burrs that get stuck deep in the paws, so I'd recommend going out the front and taking the public access walk to the beach with your pups.
October 1, 2021 - Website

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by Jerelyn
The cottage is comfortable, and you can't beat the location. The only thing missing is a view of the water from the house.
September 29, 2021 - Website

Fall break and wedding anniversary

by Renee
Amazing 30th wedding anniversary getaway. Weather was perfect. House was amazing.
September 29, 2021 - Website

Great Location!

by Tracy
Couldn't ask for a better location, only steps from the beach! The small, older home was exactly as advertised. The mature landscaping provided privacy, and the quiet neighborhood made for a relaxing vacation. We were skeptical about taking a shower outside, but to quote my husband, "You haven't lived until you've taken a shower outside while it's raining."
September 11, 2021 - Website

Quaint & Quiet

by Heather
We love how quaint this house is. Being able to walk out to the beach from the back door was great for our family and dog as we didn???t have to lug our beach gear for miles. Rinsing our feet and beach toys off in the outdoor shower was so convenient. The kids loved relaxing on the hammock and at night going to catch crabs on the beach. Often we were the only people for miles on the beach, it was like we had the place to ourselves. We rented a golf cart and took it dinner and shopping almost every night. We did not want a house that was too big and this place was the perfect size for the four of us. We will be back!
August 30, 2021 - Website

Cozy getaway

by Rick
This adorable cottage was perfect for my husband and me. It???s small, but it???s well appointed. The proximity to the beach is fantastic, but the way the yard slopes, it???s also very private. The enclosed outdoor shower is a real bonus! And a screen porch is such a great feature when it???s cooler out. We enjoyed ourselves very much!
August 22, 2021 - Website

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by Ed
Great getaway. All the essentials in a small place. Well maintained and equipped
August 1, 2021 - Website

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by Jon
Perfect beach cottage for our family of 4. The house was very comfortable and it's location right behind the dunes on Gould's Inlet allowed us immediate access to the beach but provided privacy as well. Small but very well stocked and efficiently designed kitchen was tucked into the front of the house but all the other rooms were nicely sized and very well appointed. Great renovation keeping the vintage charm with modern updates.
July 15, 2021 - Website

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by Kevin
This location is perfect for my family and we enjoyed it tremendously in all aspects. We will definitely return. Walking distance to beach and good surf fishing. Very private and peaceful. The customer service was excellent.
July 8, 2021 - Website

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by Paige
Great weekend getaway! Would recommend house and location!
June 14, 2021 - Website

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by Karen
Wow! From the location, the property, to the host...just wow! Perfect communication from the host and will answer any questions you may have, including what to expect of the area. What an amazing location! We were in much need of a vacation, the fact that the area is on the quiet end of the beach was a SUPER PLUS for us! We had one of the best vacations we've ever been on! We will return again, but the property is booked for the next two years! The cottage is very inviting, cozy, clean, and the property surrounding it is clean as well. We loved the simplicity of everything on this trip, also in a nice neighborhood as well! The back yard is wonderful with the beach just over the dune or you can walk to the Public Beach Access quicker. If you're wanting a vacation that's non-commercialized, this area is for you! I cannot say enough good things about the property & host...will definitely be back when some dates open up!
May 14, 2021 - Website

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by Dan
The cottage is in an excellent location at the end of East Beach. It is modest, but has everything you need. The two bathrooms are a big plus, especially with the outdoor shower. There is a new king bed with very comfortable mattress. The big screen porch is a great place to have meals or just hang out with a good book. Our dog, Gilbert loved pet-friendly beach. The owners are very responsive and do their best to make your stay comfortable.
April 18, 2021 - Website

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by Debi
Amazing location! The beach access is ideal.
April 16, 2021 - Website

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by Shayna
Great location. We love the hammock and the little yard in the back. The king size bed was extra comfy. The cottage was perfect for our needs.
April 14, 2021 - Website

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by Kathleen
The size and location of this beach cottage (an apt description) were perfect for us (couple with dog). A very pretty, quiet (even on spring break) and dog-friendly beach is steps off the property, and the portable rockers were easy to place in the yard to watch the sunrise or the changing tides. We didn't cook much but felt the kitchen was nicely stocked for all we needed. The bed was comforable, and the neighborhood/marsh-side route to town was an easy, pleasant 30 minute walk, less than 10 by car.
April 12, 2021 - Website

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by Jamie
You can expect great service from the team at Lighthouse and the BEST of locations - unbelievably ideal for access to the beach and the most awesome sunrises
March 16, 2021 - Website

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by Jennifer
Sweet little spot in a perfect location!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Gary
Really a great stay and a super location! Our host was super and really trying to make everything perfect. They responded very quickly, even when we locked ourselves out! They are also continually wanting to add little touches and make it even better as well. So nice to be able to stroll out onto the beach, which we did a couple times a day and at night. Our host was very accommodating with our little pup and we just had a super time. The big TV was nice with all the political goings on while we were there. Definitely worth checking out the sunrise just walking out the door! The restaurant recommendations, particularly CrabDaddy's, were spot on, and we checked that place out a couple times.
March 13, 2021 - Website

Great Beach Cottage

by Susan
This is a great beach house! The location is fabulous. The cottage is very clean and well-kept. The outdoor shower is amazing...you can shower (with privacy) under the stars. We had one issue that was resolved immediately.
March 13, 2021 - Website

Great Location

by Claudia
You can't beat the location and access to the beach. A very dog friendly area. My husband and I enjoyed our relaxing getaway. As described, the house is small and basic. Although the kitchen has all basic appliances, cooking a meal is difficult due to the awkward set up. Cold A/C and plenty of hot water. Perfectly suited for a couple who doesn't mind dining out our picking up takeout.
March 13, 2021 - Website

Beach Bum Excellence

by G
What a terrific little spot. Not very large but for us, it was perfect. Access to the beach was incredible, we walked it everyday with our dog. Saw the sunrise 2 of 3 days - it was glorious! Convenient to St. Simons Island shops and restaurants. It was perfection! So good we will be going back. Hopefully this awesome little gem will have some availability. Fingers crossed. Enjoy! It is a spectacular location, with a very comfortable/enjoyable cottage. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Jason
Awesome! Can't wait to go back!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Sandy
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our stay very much. We especially loved the hammock and the convenience of the outdoor shower for washing away sand & salt water after playing on the beach. The Keurig coffeemaker is nice, and Kcups are provided—nice touch! But if you prefer to brew your own specialty coffee by the pot, you'll want to bring a coffeemaker. The cookware (pots & pans) are excellent, but there is no bakeware except a broiler pan. Bring a muffin pan if you want to make muffins for breakfast. Overall, our stay was lovely, and we would love to visit again. We are hoping to schedule an annual stay in this cottage.
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by John
We enjoyed our stay. The cottage is small but very comfortable. Right on the beach in a beautiful neighborhood. Small touches (bed, towels, outdoor shower) made the experience feel like a resort. Highly recommend.
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Jerelyn
While you can't see the ocean from inside the cottage, just a few steps up to the top of the dune that the cottage is tucked behind, gives you a bird's eye view of Gould's Inlet -- a wild and beautiful sight. This is not a comfortable beach for little ones. The currents are very strong. The cottage is clean and comfortable, with a giant TV. The outdoor shower is awesome, and there were plenty of beach towels, plus a washer/dryer.
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Kerry
Amazing location. Cozy cottage.
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Karen
This beach house is neat and clean with everything you will need. The location is super, right on the beach. We had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The house is close to restaurants and shopping.
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Mark
Sweet little cottage that is currently being upgraded. Some really nice aspects like the location on the beach and the nautical touches that the cottage has been decorated with. Really enjoyed our stay. Super important to appreciate that the cottage is currently being updated. Inside is updated included a nice outdoor shower. Unique property and a sweet find!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Sarah
This cottage is absolutely adorable! My pup and I were able to enjoy being right on the beach, sunbathe in the backyard hammock, and sit on the screened in back porch for morning coffee. A must for 1-2 people and dog friendly!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Denise
My husband and I loved this place and already want to come back for another visit. It has to be one of the best locations on the island. It's a charming cottage right on the beach. Was easy to rent bikes that were delivered to the cottage (Adam @TheBikeDude) and ride into town for restaurants/groceries and even to play pickleball at Mallery Park with several of the locals. Feel very lucky to have found this place!
March 13, 2021 - Website

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by Jordan
A gem of a little cottage beneath a stunnibg live oak - a short walk to beach and a model of coziness amid big houses around it.
September 14, 2020 - Website

Quaint Cottage by the Sea

by Joy
We had a wonderful few days at this cute little cottage. Very private and just steps away from an awesome beach. Owners were very responsive and easy to work with.
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