House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Riverbend Retreat GA is a large 2-story Pet Friendly home is on a beautiful and tranquil tidal creek located in a quiet and serene neighborhood near Darien on the Georgia coast. This home offers a deep water dock, fish cleaning station and outdoor shower. Riverbend Retreat is convenient to I-95, Savannah, Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, Jekyll Island, and Jacksonville, FL and is surrounded by majestic oaks draped with Spanish moss. The house has large windows and doors allowing beautiful views of the river and marshes. There is a screened porch and large deck overlooking the river from the main level.
The Kitchen has Jenn-Air and Bosch appliances and overlooks the dining area and a large family room with fireplace. The Master Suite, which is almost as large as the kitchen, dining, and family area, has a king Select Comfort (sleep number) bed, sitting area, fireplace, mini-office, and spacious bathroom with large soaking tub and private shower and toilet. The other bedrooms are large with private vanities and beautiful views of the outdoors.
There are 2 single person kayaks, 1 double kayak, and a light weight canoe that can be enjoyed during your stay. There are also paddles for the canoe and kayaks, life jackets, and 10 bicycles in the 2-car garage. The biking is relaxed and beautiful while winding through the live oaks and wildlife that cover the peninsula. There is also great bird-watching with a nature trail that allows you access to rare and exotic wildlife.
There is a marina with a lift and boat ramp only minutes away where you can put your boat in the water and purchase bait. Bring your boat, tie it to the dock, and enjoy it for fishing, water skiing, tubing, and access to the nearby islands. But please note, no personal water craft (PWCs) are allowed and idle speed (no wake) is required near docks and boats.
If your goal is to find quiet and spacious relaxation, you'll find that here. And if you're looking for activities that connect you with the outdoors and renew your spirit, it's here and within your reach. Either way, the tranquility and variety of Coastal Georgia is only a click and a phone call away.
Fishing, kayaking, riding bicycles, games and special time with family!
This is our 4th time that we stayed here and we all just loved it - again! We can’t say enough good things about how wonderful Cindy and Jeff are to work with. They make sure your stay is special! The “Riverbend Retreat” house and location are perfect. Whether you are a small group or a large group there is lots of room at the house and so much to do along the Georgia Coast. All my boys enjoy fishing and their dock is located in a great spot to catch all kinds of fish! We will be back again next year! Thank you again Cindy and Jeff!
I have to first thank Cindy for her help in answering several questions we had about the area and where certain things we should not miss. Thank you Cindy!! I must say the pictures on the Home Away site do not do this place justice compared to in person...….WOW...….my spouse and I, our 3 sons and father-in-law were so amazed on how beautiful the house and surroundings are here. Not only is it in a quant, quiet and well taken care of neighborhood but all the homes in this area are amazing. We dropped our suitcases and just went all around inside this huge home and outside on this fantastic dock that leads to the riverbend. If we had a boat it would have topped it for sure but just the experience of fishing off the dock with our family was enough.. The sunrise and sunsets were beautiful and great to sit out with a cup of coffee in the morning and the others a beer or wine at night. We had no rain that week so it was even better. The inside was plenty big enough for 6 of us and we for sure want to return. The drive wasn't too bad from Miami and well worth it when you arrive. In Darien there is a local seafood place called B&J's Steak & Seafood that was busy and yummy. Whether you like seafood or not they have something for everyone. We toured the areas around Darien such as St. Simmons Island, Jekyll Island (our favorite of the two) and Savannah for the day. Plenty to do and even if you want to stay in the house or fish there is plenty to do. There are also a lot of bait shops to go to that are on the water so you can enjoy that as well. We used Yelp for some great reviews of places to eat and Yelp didn't let us down. I certainly loved this place and enjoyed our time there and would recommend you look no further as this place has it all. The kitchen is neatly organized and has top appliances to use. Thanks again Cindy and Jeff, we loved it here!!!!
We enjoyed the view, the bikes and the quietness of the area. The master bedroom was awesome!
My family had a blast.
Wonderful fishing, clean and beautifully furnished house, owners are very thoughtful - providing anything and everything you might need. Can't wait to be back!
My family visited Darien for the first time and fell in love with the area and this home. My boys caught all kinds of fish including sheepshead, red fish, sea trout, sharks, & triple tails. Fishing from the dock was great but we also brought a boat. Even at low tide the creek is deep enough to navigate with ease. Everyday we saw a pair of dolphins come by the dock. We also saw a sea turtle a couple of times. We cooked almost every night and the kitchen had everything that we needed. We purchased exceptional steaks at the Waterfront Wine & Gourmet shop and fresh veggies at Turnip Greens in downtown Darien. The house has a charcoal grill on the deck. We also bought treats at the Sugar Marsh Cottage and visited the First Georgia Hardware & Marine which has lots of tackle. When I was able to drag my guys away from the fishing, we ate at Skippers. The food was great but cooking our own catch was just as satisfying. We took advantage of the bikes, kayaks, and had heated matches of ping pong in the air conditioned game room in the garage. I enjoyed morning walks from one end of the island to the other. My favorite thing was sitting on the screened in porch in the evenings and watching the thunderstorms brew over the marsh. We met neighbors and shop keepers in Darien and even Marsh the lab next door. Everyone was so welcoming and kind. Cindy and Jeff were so easy to work with and checked on us to make sure that we had everything that we needed. The house was extremely clean and the bed in the master was so comfortable. The view from the master bedroom is exquisite. We have had many vacations centered around fishing as well as condo's on the beach with lazy rivers, but this was our favorite vacation spot ever. When I say that we hated to leave, it is not an understatement. We can't wait to go back.