Island Cottages

Apr 29 2013

by Melissa Lee


I turned off of Kings Way and followed the directions Michele Beveridge provided. As I pulled up to the Heron Cottage I took a moment to appreciate the architecture of the home. Charming bungalow style stood before me, a generous front porch leading to a welcoming entrance into this lovely boutique cottage.

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Heron is the first of the three cottages offered by the Island Cottage Company.

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Owners Michele Beveridge and her builder husband, Scott, have created comfortable spaces for families who want the privacy of an upscale home during their stay on St. Simons Island. All three of the cottages are within blocks of the beach, the village and other areas of interest. I also have to tell you that this is a family affair, both of their boys are actively involved in caring for the cottages as well. No wonder there is such a warm feeling in each of the homes!

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Every cottage has its own style. Michele uses her design skills to create an environment that says “Home” and “Welcome”. Furthermore, Michele provides a lovely wine and cheese basket to new arrivals and you just never know what baked goodies you may find on the front porch during your stay! This is the perfect home away from home!

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She admits her passion is keeping the rooms fresh with new design items and ideas so that returning guests always come back to something new.

Piper Cottage


The Piper and Sea Gull cottages are restored homes. The Heron, largest of the three, was built by Scott, a talented builder whose name is well known throughout the area.

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I immediately migrated toward the kitchen in the Heron, a foodies delight! What fun to stay in a beautifully designed cottage, be able to pick up fresh seafood and produce locally and return to enjoy an evening of cooking and relaxing before the fire on the screen porch.


If you need to get some work done during your visit the Heron has a private work space you’ll find completely outfitted with everything you need to set up shop.


The bedrooms in all of the cottages are pristine, calm and restful. After a day on the beach or sightseeing you’ll be sure to get a good night’s sleep!


Spacious backyards provide a place for kids to run and play. Each cottage is equipped with a gas grill and an outdoor dining area. In the Heron you’ll find a state of the art wine cooler and ice machine.

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For more information on renting these charming cottages visit the website:

Michele and Scott’s care and attention to the design and comfort of each cottage make them something really special. Weekly rentals are available during season and three night minimum stays off season. The Heron and Sea Gull Cottages sleep six and the Piper Cottage sleeps 4 comfortably.

Island Cottage Company – 912-222-4078 – St. Simons Island, GA 31522


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