On SecondShelters.com: One Last Gasp of Summer — in Saint Simons Island

Summer vacation is winding to a close, but when we found this beach cottage on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, we knew we could always start thinking about next summer.

We don’t often hear about the gorgeous properties located in Georgia’s East Coast, but for folks looking for a beach home without the crowds, Realtors in the know will frequently point them in that direction.

Although Tybee Island and Jekyll Island tend to be more well-known, Saint Simons has a lot to offer — marshlands, waterways, beaches, shopping, golfing, fishing, kayaking, and dolphin watching can easily fill summer days.

It’s also home to the historic Saint Simons Lighthouse, which is still in operation as an active aid to navigation for ships entering the Saint Simons Sound. Built in 1872, it replaced the original lighthouse built in 1810 (which wa burned by Confederate troops to prevent it being used by Union soldiers).

The historical shelter we found for this week isn’t as old as the lighthouse, but it does feature all the charm of 1930s architecture. Check it out at SecondShelters.com.