Do not settle for a boring, old vacation that you have taken plenty of times before. Instead, explore the options you have by visiting St. Simons Island for an incredible holiday getaway like no other. Enjoy an island vacation that still has the feel of a holiday back at home. Here is what makes a St Simons Island vacation the best experience possible for the holidays:
Access to Activities That are Busy in the Summer
Holiday vacations to St. Simons Island are during a season where traffic to the island is at the lowest time during the year. Do not let the reduced population on the island fool you into thinking that visiting in the winter is a bad time; instead, you will have access to activities that are typically booked full throughout the summer. The Lady Jane is one such popular attraction where you can go shrimping with Jane herself. See what the sea life is like for yourself with this popular activity. Local beaches also restrict access to pets during the summer months. However, your dogs are more than welcome to join your family for the holidays—just make sure to clean up after them so everyone else can enjoy the beach too!
Glorious Weather During the Holidays
Leave your winter coat back home when you travel to St. Simons Island for any of the winter holidays. Instead of snow, you will find temperatures in the mid-60s that allow you to feel comfortable with just a light jacket. This can be a breath of fresh air if you come from colder climates such as the Midwest where your home might already be covered in snow!
Not only can you enjoy popular attractions that are often busy in the summer but also seasonal activities. Go ice skating on nearby Jekyll Island where the Skating Village is set up for the winter. Additional seasonal attractions include the Sea Island Half Marathon, where you can choose between a 5K or half marathon course. Finish the race and enjoy the champagne brunch and after party!
So Much to Do During the Holidays on a St. Simons Island Vacation
These are just a few of the many reasons that keep our guests returning to our exclusive vacation rentals during the holidays year after year. Get ready for your own holiday adventure by reserving one of our St Simons Island vacation rentals today!
We understand there are many incredible vacation spots to enjoy in Georgia, but there is something truly special about St. Simons Island. This vacation destination has so many unique attractions and activities to entertain you for your entire trip. Let us take care of your rental needs by reserving a rental from Lilmar Properties. Here is what our St Simons properties can offer you:
Locally Owned Vacation Rentals
Some rental agencies on St. Simons Island do not reside on the island itself. We believe that in order to provide the best lodging experience possible, you need an agency who is just minutes away during your stay. Lilmar Vacations is locally owned operated and boasts over 15 years of experience. We strive to make each guest stay memorable. If you ever need anything during your stay, make sure to give your rental agent a quick phone call for assistance!
Various St Simons Properties Sizes
We invite families of all sizes to come to St. Simons Island and enjoy our beautiful St Simons properties. Our rental properties start at smaller sizes such as our two bedroom rentals that are perfect for romantic getaways. Larger rentals make it easy for bigger families to have plenty of space in which to relax. We also make sure our privately owned rentals feature enough bathrooms because we all know how tough it is for a family to share a single bathroom! Best of all, a large majority of our rentals have oceanside views or are located right on the beach for the best experience possible.
All the Amenities You Want
You will find everything you need inside our vacation rentals. Expect to find common amenities such as free Wi-Fi, full size appliances, flat screen TVs, satellite or cable, BBQ grills, gourmet kitchens, and more. Patio decks and private yards are available with our larger rentals so you can enjoy the beautiful coastal weather. Each room is decked out in fresh linens so you do not have to worry about changing any sheets.
Get Ready for St. Simons Island
At Lilmar Vacations we make sure your vacation getaway to St. Simons Island is the best it can possibly be. Book one of our exclusive vacation rentals on the island today to experience what a locally operated rental company can offer. Contact our rental experts today and we’ll help you find the rental size you need decked out with incredible amenities.
St. Simons Island has all you need for a great vacation, including delicious local cafes. You will be able to fuel up during the morning for breakfast or find your next favorite lunch spot. Here are the top cafes and coffee shops on St Simons Island we think you should check out on St. Simons Island:
Palmer’s Village Cafe
You will feel right at home when visiting Palmer’s Village Cafe. This unique and cozy café features incredible breakfast and lunch fare with no bad entrées on the menu. You also will not find boring entrees but instead unique twists on classic favorites. Locals rave over the Maple Glazed Bacon French Toast and Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Pancakes. For lunch, try the Spinach Salad Hamburger or Pimento Salad. The coffee refills are always free and you can even pair your meal with all the classic fixings. Palmer’s Village Café is open daily from 7:30am to 2:00pm.
Mallery Street Café
You will find no frowny faces when you dine in at Mallery Street Café. This family run café features delicious breakfast and lunch entrees in a casual setting. Dine inside or enjoy an outdoor patio table to relax under the beautiful St. Simons Island temperature. Mallery Street Café makes sure each entrée comes in large portions (enough to take home with you) and at a reasonable price. You can even call in a takeout order that will still be unbelievably fresh. Mallery Street Café is open for breakfast and lunch.
One of the longest running cafes found on St. Simons Island is Café Frederica. This breakfast and lunch favorite features a colorful interior and menu items that are sure to be loved by your family. Expect to find classic favorites for breakfast such as made to order omelets and French toast. The lunch menu also includes tasty yet delicious items that will not have you feeling guilty about your meal. Café Frederica is open daily from 7:30am to 2:00pm; make sure to stop in early on the weekends as the café is extremely popular!
More to Choose from on St. Simons Island
When you vacation on St. Simons Island you will have these incredible café options and so much more to choose from. Relax in one of our exclusive vacation rentals available all over the island. Call today and let our rental experts find you the perfect vacation rental for your stay!
There is nothing better than exploring the incredible surroundings of St. Simons Island during your vacation getaway. Let our local tour companies help you see all the sights without you having to worry about any planning. Here are the best St Simons Island tours to take:
Kids Fishing with Billy Bee Charters
St. Simons Island is known for some of the best fishing in the area. Now kids can join in on the fun with a kid friendly fishing charter from Billy Bee Charters. Captain Billy Bice will help your children form memories to last a lifetime by helping them catch the biggest fish they can find. The kids will learn how to bait hooks and learning how to cast with their fishing rods. There is no one better to show your kids their first time with fishing than Capt. Billy. Expect plenty of offshore fishing where you can catch sharks and more!
St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours
St. Simons Island has a rich history that goes back to the colonial era. You can see all the historic sites with a unique tour through St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours. Let these trolleys show you around the island while keeping you comfortable and able to listen to the knowledgeable driver. Even locals will find out details surrounding St. Simons Island that they never knew. St. Simons Colonial Island Trolley Tours is the perfect experience for a family outing or just hanging out with friends.
Coastal Biplane Tours
Now that you have seen St. Simons Island from the sea and from land, it is time to take a tour of the skies! Coastal Biplane Tours will have you sitting in a nostalgic 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane for a unique tour like no other. Your flight can range from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the tour and will show you around St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and Little Cumberland Island. Captain Phil has been serving St. Simons Island for years and knows all the best spots locals and visitors want to see.
Don’t Miss These Incredible Tours
St. Simons Island is best seen with one of these many incredible tours currently available. Our vacation rentals on St. Simons Island will keep you close to all of the exciting attractions and more. Simply give us a call today and starting planning for your St. Simons Island getaway.
The Golden Isles are inviting you and your family for a magical experience during the upcoming fall break. Your kids are probably already dreaming up ways they will be enjoying their days off from school. Help your family enjoy a vacation they will never forget by making the trek to St. Simons Island! Here are some family-friendly activities to plan for during your St Simons Island vacation:
Play at Neptune Park
Perhaps one of the most popular parks on St. Simons Island is Neptune Park. This enjoyable space features everything that makes a park great: play structures, swings, picnic areas, and more. But what really makes Neptune Park stand out among the rest is the adjacent mini golf course and splash park. The fall temperatures in St. Simons Island are still very much enjoyable, so the kids will love jumping in the fountains and swimming areas. Kids of all ages will find something they enjoy at Neptune Park.
Climb the St. Simons Island Lighthouse
St. Simons Island was best known in the 1800s as a maritime port where the still standing lighthouse would guide ships along their long journeys. The St. Simons Island Lighthouse may not operate anymore but it is still available for tours. Take a trek up the winding structure and peek out from five different levels of windows. The climb up can be steep, so make sure to plan ahead if anyone in the family is currently injured or has mobility issues. Once you make it to the top you will have unprecedented views of our beautiful island from all angles.
Hang Out at Pier Village
One of the busiest spots on the island where you can see locals and tourists mingle is Pier Village. This fantastic outdoor area features some of the best restaurants and shops on St. Simons Island. You can find the perfect souvenir to take home or dine in on delicious seafood and other cuisine for lunch or dinner. Once you are done walking around, make sure to head out onto the pier where you can simply relax or try your hand at reeling in a whopper of a fish. Local rental shops make it easy to find everything you need to enjoy some fishing.
St. Simons Island This Fall
We highly recommend St. Simons Island during your fall break as the summer crowds are gone but the excitement keeps on going. Our vacation rentals will keep you close to these exciting attractions, making sure your fall break is one to remember. Contact our vacation experts today and start planning your fall family vacation!
Look no further for the perfect Thanksgiving getaway for your family, as St. Simons Island continues to be one of the top travel destinations in the area. St. Simons Island features a variety of activities and of course delicious food that will make your Thanksgiving holiday one to never forget. Here is how to plan for your upcoming St Simons Thanksgiving:
Eat Out for Thanksgiving
Sure, it might be family tradition to cook up a feast at home for Thanksgiving, but you will be on a much-deserved holiday. Instead, check out one of the many local restaurants that serve up delicious meals around the Thanksgiving holiday. St. Simons Island is known for its incredible Georgian cuisine. Try out Barbara Jeans, a southern style eatery located in the Village which features delicious fried chicken, dumplings, Brunswick Stew (a Georgia favorite), peach cobbler and so much more. The King and Prince Golf Resort on the island features a holiday buffet that includes all of your favorites if you are in the mood for a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
The RSM Classic
The week of Thanksgiving will feature The RSM Classic, an annual PGA golf tournament sponsored by famed golfer Davis Love III. The Sea Island Golf Club will host this exciting event as top professional golfers will descend upon St. Simons Island from all over the world to participate. Come see some of your favorite professional golfers in person as you support the Special Olympics, The Boys and Girls Club, and other charities in need. The 2019 RSM Classic will take place from November 18-24 at The Sea Island Golf Club.
Tree Lighting Festival
With Thanksgiving complete, it will be the perfect time to look forward to your next holiday, Christmas. Just a few miles away from St. Simons Island is neighboring Jekyll Island, another part of the Golden Isles. Catch the Tree Lighting Festival held on the Friday after Thanksgiving as the great tree is lit up for all to see. It is easy to catch a charter to Jekyll Island and the event is absolutely free.
St Simons Thanksgiving Done Right
Enjoy these events and so much more when you experience a St Simons Thanksgiving. Our vacation rentals offer the best views and keep you close to all the exciting events on the island. Contact our rental specialists today and see which rentals are right for you!
Make the most of the fall season and book a spooky vacation getaway to the beautiful destination of St. Simons Island. Autumn is one of the best times during the year to visit St. Simons Island thanks to cooler temperatures and the disappearance of summer crowds. Here are some upcoming St Simons Island events for Halloween for you and your family to enjoy on St. Simons Island:
Ghost Walk of St. Simons
While St. Simons Island has an inviting appeal to it, there is a frightening history to be learned about its dark beginnings! All joking aside, St. Simons Island does have a history of mystery, fright, and terror, though it is completely family friendly. Each year the Ghost Walk of St. Simons takes place from August through the end of October for guided walks down the dark streets at night. Your guide will provide you with a 90-minute tour full of interesting facts that starts from Pier Village. Flashlights are encouraged so you can see all the sights along the way. Tickets start at $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and younger.
Turtleween at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
One of the most popular Halloween events on the Golden Isles each year is Turtleween, happening at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This popular aquatic attraction can be found on Jekyll Island just a short ferry ride away. This Halloween event is perfect for children of all ages and included with regular admission into the park. Come experience a thrilling educational experience along with a costume contest with plenty of prizes.
Movie on the Green – Halloween Edition
Catch one of the funniest yet spooky family movies that have come out recently, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, at Movie on the Green. Jekyll Island hosts a special movie screening every month with October being Halloween themed, of course. Make sure to bring your kids in their best costumes so they can trick or treat through the Beach Village shops from 6:00pm to 7:00pm before the show. The Halloween Movie on the Green will take place on October 13th with multiple snacks and dinner options available for purchase.
Halloween Done Right on St. Simons Island
Halloween gets even better when you book your vacation getaway to St. Simons Island. You will find even more of our exclusive vacation rentals available during this time, making it easy to plan ahead for your visit. Book online today or let us find you the perfect rental for your stay!
If you are looking for a special summer getaway, get over to the beautiful St. Simons Island for a wealth of fun. This East Coast paradise is the perfect place to end your summer with a Labor Day Weekend done right. Here is how you and your family can have the vacation of a lifetime at St Simons for Labor Day Weekend:
Junior Ranger Saturdays
Let us start with the kids, as it is just as important for them to have an incredible weekend as the parents. During the month of August the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site is hosting a Junior Ranger program to allow children ages 6 to 12 to learn about the rich history and nature of Georgia. The fun continues on August 31st during Labor Day Weekend for the final weekend of this exciting event. Join your children as they get to complete a Junior Ranger Book and even earn a badge just like they are part of the community! Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased by calling 912-264-7333.
St. Simons Island Antique Show
Meet all the antique ware vendors from the Golden Isles on Labor Day Weekend at the St. Simons Island Antique Show. Explore a vast array of antique jewelry, furniture, silver, glass, primitives, and more. The antique show will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend so you have plenty of time to check out the wares. The St. Simons Island Antique Show will be held at Postell Park at 532 Beachview Drive. The show is free to attend.
A Little Light Music Featuring the Sounds of Motown
Nearly everyone enjoys the soulful tunes of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and other Motown artists. Hear incredible renditions of these classic artists at this year’s A Little Light Music Featuring the Sounds of Motown. Enjoy this year’s event on Saturday September 1st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Tickets are just $15 per adult and free for children under the age of 12.
St. Simons Island This Labor Day Weekend
These are just some of the incredible attractions you can enjoy this Labor Day Weekend on St. Simons Island. Let our luxury rentals keep you comfortable every night with our resort-like amenities and spacious floor plans. Allow us to find the perfect rental for you and your family this Labor Day Weekend!
Come experience St. Simons Island, the most popular destination of the Golden Isles, this summer season for an incredible celebration for the 4th of July. From festivals to fireworks shows, St. Simons Island has plenty to help you celebrate America’s birthday.
Annual 4th of July Parade
Start off your 4th of July on St Simon’s Island celebration with a good ol’ fashioned parade that makes its way all across St. Simons Island. This humble activity starts off at the Coast Guard Station with locals and visitors alike participating with their self-made floats. Attendees can start viewing the parade at 9:00am as it continues marching up First Street. Don’t miss this classic 4th of July tradition for a more relaxed event.
4th of July Sunshine Festival
St. Simons Island is known for plenty of sunshine year-round, so it makes sense to call the annual 4th of July celebration the Sunshine Festival. From July 4th through 7th you can participate in this yearly event with plenty to enjoy. The festival begins with a heart-pounding competition at the Sunshine Festival Race on July 4th at 7:00am. The competition begins with the 1-mile fun run at 7:00am and the 5K race at 7:30am. The top three finishers will receive a special award at the award ceremony at Mallery Park. Next up for the festival is the enjoyable golf cart parade beginning at 2:30pm that same very day. The Traveling Riverside Band will start playing at 6:00pm for the evening for the perfect musical backdrop. Finally, the 4th of July will end with a dazzling fireworks celebration around 9:00pm at the Pier. The rest of the holiday weekend will involve the 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show at Postell Park. Explore the many local art vendors putting their incredible wares up for display. Pick out the perfect gift to bring home that will brighten up any home décor.
Other Exciting Events
If you happen to make your way to Brunswick for the 4th of July, make sure to not miss their Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. From 7:00pm to 9:30pm your family can enjoy free watermelon, outdoors games, and an incredible firework display across the sky. Your favorite games such as tug-of-war, sack races, and more will be out for you to enjoy. Enjoy this southern Georgia event at the Mary Ross Waterfront Park this summer holiday.
Get Ready for 4th of July on St. Simons Island
The summer season does not get any better than a relaxing getaway to St. Simons Island. These 4th of July celebrations are just the start to a memorable time. Let us host you in one of our exclusive vacation rentals found on the island waiting for you and your family. We will help find you the perfect rental to get you ready for St. Simons Island this 4th of July!
Tucked away in the Golden Isles is the perfect vacation getaway that your mother will love for Mother’s Day. Start planning for the perfect getaway to St. Simons Island for a vacation your mother will never stop talking about. Here is how to plan for the perfect stay on St. Simons Island for Mother’s Day:
Time for Brunch
Start your Mother’s Day getaway with an incredible brunch experience found at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort. She will be treated to a fine dining brunch experience that is like no other. The meal is served buffet style with her choice of near endless options. The omelet and waffle stations let her make her own masterpieces. Protein options include local wild caught shrimp, herb-crusted prime rib, and smoked ham. We could go on and on,but you just need to experience this decadent meal to believe it! Mother’s Day Brunch starts at $72 per adult with reservations made by calling 912-268-5967.
Blessing of the Fleet
Make the short trip over to Brunswick for the annual tradition of the Blessing of the Fleet that has been occurring since 1917. Each year in historic downtown Brunswick locals “bless” local boats to wish for a great start to the shrimping season. This activity is perfect for those who wish to learn a little bit more about the history of the Golden Isles, including St. Simons Island. This year’s Blessing of the Fleet will take place on Mother’s Day May 12th.
Arts & Crafts Market
Another exciting annual event held on St. SimonsIsland each year is the Mother’s Day WeekendArts & Crafts Market located at the Postell Market. Local and regional crafters and artists will be on hand for exciting crafting activities. Have your mother show you how skilled she is with photography, jewelry making, pottery, wood crafts, and more. Mother’s Day will be on a Sunday this year,giving you the perfect Sunday afternoon to enjoy a relaxing time making crafts with your loved one.
Mother’s Day on St. Simons Island
In addition to these exciting activities, your mother will enjoy relaxing on a beautiful island with gorgeous beaches and crystal blue sea. Plan for the perfect getaway with one of our exclusive vacation rentals found across the island. Each rental makes sure to include all the necessities for a comfortable stay, including luxury amenities. We can find you the perfect rental today; simply give us a call! She will love Mother’s Day on St. Simons Island.