• Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.0
  • Pets: Not Allowed
  • Check-in: After 2:00 pm
  • Check-out: Before 10:00 am
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.0
Pets: Not Allowed
Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check-out: Before 10:00 am
OBO Amenities: Access to Pursuits (On Site), Community Dock\Pier, Fire Pit, Game Cleaning Station, Grill, Outdoor Cooking Area, Outdoor Living Area, Owner Available for Consults, Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile
Everyday Living: 24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, Wifi
Sapelo Island, GA

Step Back in Time: Sapelo Cabin

Escape to a true refuge from your daily grind – located on a remote island, the Sapelo Cabin is a newly built home with all modern conveniences but the reclaimed materials and rustic touches will bring you back to days gone by when life was experienced at a slower pace.

The cabin’s large front and rear screened-in porches beckon you to watch and listen to nature in a tranquil setting. The cabin includes 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom has a full sized bed. The third “bunk room” has 1 twin bed and 2 twin bunk beds. Hammocks, rocking chairs and a picnic table is available on the back porch. Wi-fi is available. There is no washer, dryer, or dishwasher.

The Sapelo Cabin is filled with amenities that you’ll love. Entering the home you’ll note the large and impressive fireplace, that is complimented by an outdoor fireplace on the reverse, complete with cooking attachments. The cabin also features a large front porch and screened back porch. The back porch is filled with seating and dining areas, and is a great place to gather year-round. You will also find a small griddle and small grill out back, both of which are perfectly sized to cook for a full house. There is also a full kitchen available for your everyday needs. Finally, the house is full of maps to guide your Sapelo excursions, and the owner is just a phone call away, if you’d like some recommendations on activities.

The Sapelo Cabin is situated in the Historic Community of Hog Hammock, with the remainder of the island largely consisting of Georgia Wildlife Management Area. While no vehicle is provided with the rental, we can put you in touch with several vehicle options.

Historical sites like the Reynolds Mansion, Behavior Cemetery, and the Lighthouse(s) are easily accessible. With a little more exploration, you can get to old plantation ruins and Native American shell middens (structures) erected thousands of years ago by the Guale tribe. The island is also full of wildlife! Deer, wild boar, and birds are plentiful. Along the freshwater canals and ponds, it is not uncommon to see alligators, water snakes and turtles. Please do note that the island is inhabited by several venomous species of snakes.

For anglers, there are ample opportunities to harvest Sea Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. These species can be targeted from many of the trails and roads along the water. We suggest the Cabretta causeway and creeks or the “Big Hole” located about a mile north of old beach road. Both have plentiful fishing opportunities. Artificial lures are productive year-round, and if you would like to use bait you will either need to catch it or bring it. Hunting is also allowed on the WMA, but you will want to confer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regulations to determine open seasons.

We will send you a welcome packet with helpful information about the cabin and the Island. Items included for you to consider:

Before you come – Arrange for transportation. You will be responsible for arranging for your own transportation on the island. The cabin is not a short walk away from the ferry! We will provide you with several sources.

• Bring $5 cash per person for ferry fee.

• With your reservation, please list all names of those in your party so we can have their names on the ferry list.

• Bring food, drinks and any other comfort items such as sunscreen and bug spray you may need. There is a very small convenience store on the island if you need provisions; hours are limited. Note: we have a vintage fridge with limited space and only a tiny freezer. We have a small ice-maker. There is no water dispenser; all water is from the tap fed by the community well and its good water.

• There is no dishwasher in the cabin. Plates, bowls and utensils and pots and pans are provided. You may want to bring disposable plates and cups if you do not want to do dishes!

We can provide you with information to have meals prepared for and brought to you if you arrange far in advance.

• You must arrive and leave according to the ferry schedule. Below is the link to the Ferry schedule. Please plan to arrive at the ferry 30 minutes prior to departure, with plenty of time to drive down to the dock, unload/load your items, find parking, then walk to the ferry. You must check in with the ferry mate at least 15 minutes before departure. The ferry does not wait! Only limited items are available to take on the ferry (no bicycles, beach chairs, large items. Suitcases, coolers are permitted.

• Round trip ferry fee is $5 per person (cash or check only)

• If time permits you may want to stop in at the Visitor’s Center. Bathrooms are available here or closer to the dock. The Visitor’s Center has local history displays, maps and souvenirs.


OBO Amenities

Access to Pursuits (On Site) Access to Pursuits (On Site)
Community Dock\Pier Community Dock\Pier
Fire Pit Fire Pit
Game Cleaning Station Game Cleaning Station
Grill Grill
Outdoor Cooking Area Outdoor Cooking Area
Outdoor Living Area Outdoor Living Area
Owner Available for Consults Owner Available for Consults
Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile Public Lands\Waters < 1Mile


24 Hour Check-In, Air Conditioning, Coffee Maker, Fire Pit, First Aid Kit, Full Kitchen, Heat, Linens, Smoke Alarm, Towels, Wifi

Things to Do

  • Birding
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nature Trails
  • Redfish
  • Sea Trout
  • Stargazing



We had a lovely stay at the Sapelo cabin! Waking up to the birds singing, and then drinking coffee on the wide screen porch looking out into the wooded back yard was a pleasant escape from the bustle of everyday life. The place has a cozy feel of going back in time with Georgia nostalgia dotting the walls. Books for perusal, boards games available, and every necessity for a unique experience made this a memorable time for our family. Along with being a short distance from the beach and “downtown Hog Hammock,” we loved the location too! We look forward to visiting again soon. —

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