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Water Front Cottage
Water Front Cottage
Water Front Cottage
Front Porch overlooking Herb River
Living Room
Living Room
Kitchen
Savannah
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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BabyBoome...
Cumbria, England
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Rental in a great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

My wife and I stayed in Water Front Cottage for three weeks while on vacation from England. It more than lived up to our expectations. The cottage is in pristine condition and very comfortable; ideal for a couple but easily accommodating up to four adults. It is well equipped and in a very safe, gated community. The hospitable owners, Kay and Benny, live next door and their presence gave us a sense of security; they were there if we needed them, but they themselves were never intrusive.
Savannah is wonderful in itself and we spent many an hour just wandering the streets taking in the antebellum homes, the famous squares and the interesting riverside. In the area are numerous attractions for wildlife lovers like us; several wildlife reserves within an hour's drive and two or three excellent state parks which were interesting from both an historical and a natural history perspective. The furthest we ventured was Beaufort and Hunting Island State Park (in South Carolina) - both can be combined in a good day out.
However, one of the greatest attractions for us was the wildlife on the doorstep of Water Front Cottage. We had dolphins swimming past the dock almost every day; sadly, they seemed to have an inbuilt camera detection system which ensured that they disappeared every time I rushed inside to fetch mine!! In addition, numerous birds called by the dock every day; pelicans, kingfishers, cormorants, herons, egrets and many others.
All in all a wonderful stay. The only disappointment was the weather; the Polar Vortex ensured temperatures way below normal, but, on the upside, it was dry and sunny virtually every day, while England suffered under the usual rain and drizzle.
If you book this rental property, you will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The location of the property
Liked least: The weather!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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midwestli...
Midwest, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Even Our High Expectations Were Exceeded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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We were so impressed with the photos and reviews on TripAdvisor.com for this waterfront cottage that we cancelled our original reservation at a hotel in Savannah's historic district and booked four nights here. Words and photos just do not adequately depict this wonderfully serene, well-appointed, charming cottage. We lacked for absolutely nothing, from an abundance of towels, blankets, linens to spices and any kitchen utensil, plate or cup you could imagine. When Kay said the only thing you had to bring was your own food, she was spot on.

Our trip to Savannah and Charleston was, in and of itself, fantastic. But for us, what really made the girls' trip special were the accommodations. My friend has traveled all over the world and we both agree, this cottage was the hands-down best place we've stayed. I would get up early in the morning, walk out to the private dock with a cup of coffee and watch the beautiful sunrise. The river is probably the quietest place I've ever been, the peace and serenity we experienced will be lifelong memories.

We were somewhat concerned changing our reservations from the heart of the historic district to a location about 12 miles outside of town, but it is a very quick trip with scant traffic on our visit and never took us longer than 15 minutes. After a day of sightseeing, we very much looked forward to getting back 'home' and unwinding.

Would highly (highly) recommend. We've been back home only one day and we miss it already!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: That the cottage offered EVERYTHING and felt like a home.
Liked least: Honestly, there was NOTHING to dislike. Everything was wonderful!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stanpd
Smithtown, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It is the most serene spot I have ever visited.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

Kay is the hostess with the mostest. The cottage is beautifully decorated and spotless. Kay has every supply you could possibly need. It is also located very conveniently, 15 minutes from Savannah. It is very private and quiet. Both my husband and I are happy to have found this vacation cottage.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Front porch
Liked least: Biting flies.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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eviedel
Affton, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wow, so serene, able to really relax and enjoy.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
3
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This cottage is perfect. Better than even the pictures can show.
Would love Kay to decorate my house. We sat on the pier every evening, and saw dolphins playing around 6:30PM. Watched the gorgeous sunsets too.
The bed was so comfortable, slept well. Everything was the way a vacation should be. Kay never intruded, but was always available if we needed her.
The island is on a gated community that is very serious about keeping you safe.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The pier, bed, cleanliness
Liked least: Wi fi worked with I-pad and I phone but not with computer sending pictures home.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Luna
California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
3
people found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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England
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Ramonalea
Tallahassee, Florida
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29 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Felt Like Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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person found this review helpful

Kays little cottage on the river was a wonderful experience, that made us feel so comfortable, we could of stayed much longer. We loved having the private dock to sit or fish on but mainly to enjoy the view.
We were able to enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner with friends, the cottage had most of what we needed to prepare a full dinner.
The only cons on this property but not for us is the lack of a King bed, we have family who are tall people who need larger beds and both beds are queen size. Kay uses quality bedding which makes going to bed a complete pleasure.
A GPS to find this little gem really helps, but lets not tell too many more people, as we hope to be able to visit more often.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The View
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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