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For $1.2M, make this 1930s St. Simons beach house a regular retreat

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With room for 14, this not-cheap “cottage” could serve as a summer house for family and friends 

Gray, wood-sided house with driveway.
Rustic charm on the Georgia coast.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hodnett Cooper Real Estate

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Built in 1938, this seven-bedroom, five-bathroom beach cottage (a bit of a misnomer, in two ways) on St. Simons Island definitely could play the part of an idyllic summer retreat.

After all, with 3,647 square feet, there’s plenty of space for family and friends to gather for quality time together amongst captivating—albeit non-beachy—scenery.

And the rustic house, nestled about an hour and a half south of Savannah, does contain “classic island elements” such as wood siding and metal roofing.

Inside, find an eclectic mix of decor styles with wood ceilings, painted tongue and groove boards, tile floors, and custom finishes.

While the kitchen received updated appliances, it seems the overall approach to the home was simplicity, skipping major renovations throughout the property.

Although the house isn’t directly on the beach (the saltwater’s a short walk away), there is a swimming pool out back, along with a deck and terrace where everyone can relax.

Behind the house, an added bonus is the separate, one-bedroom guest cottage outfitted with a bathroom, living area, kitchenette and laundry facility.

Given that the house has been on the market for nearly a year, it’s possible the home’s non-beachfront beach location isn’t worthy of the $1.2 million asking price.

However, there hasn’t been a move to cut the price since it was originally listed either, so one can’t help but wonder if the seller is that eager to unload this property.

So it may be a while longer before this house sells.