St. Simons Island is a gem of a vacation destination just off the coast of Georgia that feels like a world away for visitors who arrive from near and far. Whether you’re in town to make the most of the salt marshes, long stretches of sandy shoreline or can’t wait to explore the museums and shops, St. Simons Island has a little something for everyone. From whale watching to bird spotting, St. Simons Island offers up a variety of outdoor adventures to be enjoyed, but for those looking to balance out nature with some downtown-style entertainment too, be sure to book a village area vacation rental with Lilmar Vacations when you’re here.
Our St Simons vacation home rentals are as versatile as they are elegant and provide the comforts and luxury our guests crave while on vacation. Proximity is key, but when you’re cozied up indoors, guests at many of our village area rentals will enjoy spacious accommodations that include large windows, ample natural light and stylish furnishings that reflect the island vibe you’ve come to enjoy. From plush and extended sofas with accompanying armchairs and loveseats to decorative area rugs and modern coffee tables topped with island-inspired décor, the furnishings in many of our village area rentals are sure to inspire. Gourmet-style kitchens can be expected at many of our village area vacation home rentals in St Simons Island GA come complete with gorgeous countertops, plenty of dining room seating, high-end appliances, and necessary utensils.
While St. Simons Island is known and loved for its collection of culinary hot spots that are well worth taking time to enjoy while you’re here, access to these culinary spaces within your village area rental is a great alternative option when you’re more in the mood for a home-cooked meal. Traveling chefs will enjoy serving up breakfast, lunch or dinner with ease, providing a cost-effective solution when you’re looking to extend your St. Simons Island adventure!
Large bedrooms, spacious patios, and balconies, as well as high-speed internet connections, make it simple to indulge in your time away without having to worry about the basic necessities. While access to Wi-Fi or high-speed services is ideal for sending and sharing vacation photos at the touch of a button, beautiful patios, balconies, and decks are often equipped with patio furniture, providing guests with every excuse to enjoy a meal outdoors in the fresh air anytime you’re in the mood to do so!
Luxury You Deserve at St Simons Vacation Home Rentals
While a village area rental with amazing amenities can be expected when you book with Lilmar Vacations, we’re in the business of customized experience and can offer much more as well. Let us know when you’re looking for village area vacation home rentals in St Simons Island GA that come with pet-friendly extras, vaulted ceilings, a private pool, specific view or fireplace.
Explore the Area
The village area of St. Simons Island is packed with fun activities and events on any given day of the year and is well-worth exploring when you visit. Make sure to make time for a trip to the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum where you can browse and explore the maritime history of St. Simons Island through a collection of displays and exhibits. Take a tour of the nearby keeper’s quarters while enjoying time in this historic part of the island.
The lighthouse itself isn’t hard to miss with its towering stark white façade stretching skyward and topped in black. The museum is a brick facility that’s charming and comes with plenty of history included. While the lighthouse is still a functioning maritime beacon today, guests will find that a visit this direction comes with a good amount of insight into the importance of lighthouses across the decades.
For those that have an interest in angling, a visit to the St. Simons fishing pier is an absolute must. This icon of St. Simons Island is integrated into Pier Village which is a vibrant area of the island complete with a collection of savory restaurants, boutique shops and plenty of benches for an afternoon of people-watching. Take a stroll down the pier and admire the water and many coastal birds that show up, or bring your fishing pole and see what the catch of the day might be.
After exploring these landmarks, be sure to make your way to East Beach which is one of St. Simon Island’s most well-loved destinations. East Beach is a sprawling stretch of shoreline that’s perfect for sunbathing, sandcastle creations or making the most of time in the water. It also comes with the added benefit of being a dog-friendly beach, ideal for those that are traveling to St. Simons Island with their favorite four-legged companions at their side. Enjoy a run, jog or walk along the sand and be sure to bring your camera as this beach offers up some great scenery including spectacular sunset shots.
If you fall into the category of visitors to St. Simons Island with a big priority placed on just the right tee time, booking your spot at the Sea Palms Golf Club is a must. This scenic and challenging course is a great place to learn the game or sharpen your skills in a setting that’s sure to inspire!
While the land-based activities on St. Simons Island are always a treat, the waters that surround the island are home to a collection of incredible creatures as well and those looking to enjoy a close-up encounter will want to book a spot on a dolphin cruise while they’re in town. These cruises generally depart from Morningstar Marina and can be customized to fit the time you have to set aside to explore the water alongside a knowledgeable captain and guide. Keep your eyes open as you cut through the waves for pods of dolphins jumping or swimming. This area is also known for its pelicans, making for a fun sight when they congregate!
Restaurants to Enjoy
No matter how you spend your time on St. Simons Island, having a list of savory stops to enjoy along the way has the ability to take your trip from great to unforgettable in no time at all. Satisfy cravings of all types by making sure to keep a few of these restaurants top of mind when hunger comes calling. Sandcastle Café and Grill is located at 117 Mallery Street and is a fantastic locale when you’re in the mood for burgers, fries and a laid-back atmosphere to enjoy too. This no-frills café is an easy place to stop in solo or in the company of family and friends and keeps you close to the fishing pier if you’re looking to follow up a meal by casting a line or two.
If you and your dining crew are craving a collection of menu options that highlight the best of American traditional cuisine alongside seafood and global fare options, stopping in at the Half Shell is sure to please. This delightful restaurant is located at 504 Beachview Drive and offers guests an opportunity to dine within a rustic-inspired and cozy main dining room complete with a full bar and natural wood booths for added privacy. From soup and salad to shrimp and oysters, guests will find the menu at the Half Shell wonderfully versatile. This stop also offers up vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those dining with dietary restrictions in place.
Book a Stay Today
There’s nothing quite like a trip to St. Simons Island and the team at Lilmar Vacations is happy to help make your stay unforgettable. Contact us for more information on our many properties and to begin planning your next trip this direction!