During the Summer of 2004 we made a month-long road trip through the Southeast traveling about 4,800 miles through 14 states. On on our way from Amelia Island, FL, to Savannah, GA, we decided to make a brief stop in St. Marys to try to get a glimpse of the HGTV dream house they were giving away that year.
We ended up staying the night and we left our hearts in this charming, small town as we headed North. We recalled the beach towns we had loved as kids, places that now are so over-developed, and expensive that their appeal has been lost to us in recent years. We loved the feel of St. Marys, the mild climate, the friendly locals and the bluest skies you'll ever see.
We seized the opportunity to make St. Marys our home away from home. We plan to retire here when life allows. In the interim, we have decided to share our coastal home away from home. We are blessed to have local friends and family who help keep our cottage pristine for us and our guests.
The Benefits of this Cottage:
We invite you to be our guests at "Slip Away." We've made every effort to give our classic mill cottage coastal flair that is both comfortable and contemporary without feeling fussy or formal. We've tried to capture a little of the local flavor with accents like driftwood, shells and local photography.
We love visiting St Marys, where it's easy to appreciate that you can be so far away from your day-to-day life, and yet be close enough to loads of activities in one of the most naturally beautiful places remaining on the East Coast. SlipAway sits in a quiet, restful setting under the canopy of an old Oak tree hung with moss on a quiet residential street in historical downtown.
Within an easy few blocks is the downtown area where we enjoy shopping, dining and the many seasonal festivals and events held year-round. From here, you can take the ferry to Cumberland Island, a true national treasure where you can walk the beach for miles without seeing another person, where you'll hear the songs of migrating birds and explore trails through wild palms and ancient oaks. Or, if shopping is more your speed, hop the ferry over to Fernandina Beach for the afternoon. So many choices are yours.