The Historic Rose-Lovell House is located in the heart of the St. Marys, Ga. historic district, within walking distance of the Cumberland Island Ferry, unique shops and several restaurants. A traditional foursquare, built in 1907, the home has been lovingly restored with beautiful furnishings, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and tall windows giving it a warm and welcoming feel. Updated kitchen and bathrooms, a formal dining room and two large porches make it a great choice for family reunions or catching up with old friends.
Sleeping space for ten is available in it's 5 bedrooms. Upstairs, three bedrooms offer queen size beds, and one bedroom offers two twin beds. Also upstairs are two full baths, and one of the queen rooms has an en-suite sink. The downstairs bedroom has a trundle bed that can be set up as two twins or as a king size bed, and connects to a full bath. A fold out chair and a roll-away cot are also available. Linens are furnished.
A fully furnished kitchen allows guests the option to prepare their own meals, with seating for four in the kitchen, as well as a formal dining room with seating for eight. By adding the kitchen chairs to the dining room set, dining for twelve is possible.
Situated on a half acre lot, with camellias, magnolias, fruit trees, a grape arbor and tall oaks, there is room to enjoy the quiet ambiance of the neighborhood. A gas barbeque and horseshoe pit sets the stage for a relaxing afternoon.
The town of St. Marys is the second oldest town in the U.S, only St. Augustine Fl is older. St. Marys is home to the Cumberland Island Ferry and Museum, located just two blocks for the house. A trip to Cumberland Island National Seashore transports you to a truly pristine beach, where wild horses roam among the ruins of mansions, and ancient oaks protect shady hiking paths. Proximity to the Okefenokee Swamp, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island means your group can enjoy a variety of activities, all within an hour drive. Several golf courses are nearby, and kayak rentals and tours are available. Wander around town and enjoy the unique shops, the waterfront park, and the Saturday Market at the waterfront. Bikes and golf carts are popular forms of transportation. A local bike shop will rent bikes, and arrangements can be made to have them delivered to the house.
The Rose-Lovell House is located in the center of the Historic District. People great you with a smile and a wave. Time slows and the perfect afternoon includes a good book on the porch under the ceiling fans, enjoying conversation with friends, and a tall glass of iced tea. Walk 2 blocks to the ferry dock to catch a ride to Cumberland Island, books a fishing charter, ride bikes around town (Camden Bikes will deliver bikes to the house). Stop into Blue Goose on Osborne for a coffee or glass of wine and a light meal, explore the shops and find a treasure to remind you of your trip, take a furniture painting class in Cottle & Gunn...or just let them paint something for you!