Beach View House

Guesthouse in St Simons Island

This unique two-story abode with porch and wooden veranda looks utterly out of place in its surroundings, and for good reason. Originally built in 1892 on Cumberland Island, in 1923 it was transported via the Atlantic to its present location, then reconstructed. Rooms have vintage furniture and cozy Southern style. A relaxing balcony area offers rocking chairs and ocean views.

Groups can book this entire historic property and get a taste of living 100 years ago. The house is in a good location for activities – there's a public pool across the street and tennis courts three blocks away. Facilities include a laundry room, kitchen, barbecue and mini library. Two-night minimum.