Relocating to Saint Simons Island? 5 Tips for buying a LUXURY Home

Relocating to Saint Simons Island? 5 Tips for buying a LUXURY Home

What Is a “Luxury Home” on Saint Simons Island?

Luxury homes are generally described as those in the top 10% of their market. Luxury homes are usually located in the most optimal areas in a market, are large in size, and built with high-end materials. Luxury homes often have unique design elements and amenities not found in most homes. Want an indoor shooting range, a rock-climbing wall, a ballroom, or a bowling alley? A luxury home might have one of these– or all of them!

If you have not purchased in the luxury market before, you should be aware that the process can be very different from buying a standard single-family home. Here are some tips to help you navigate your way through the luxury home market.

5 Tips for buying a LUXURY Home on Saint Simons Island

1) Be patient. Shopping for a luxury home may take longer than average. For one, there are not as many of them, which, of course, is what makes them special. Since many luxury homes have décor or features that are distinctive, quirky or eccentric, finding one that fits your style may take a little while. The closing process may also take longer as there is more to inspect, more to negotiate on, and often special circumstances to be worked out. Make sure you are getting what you want. When you are investing millions of dollars in a home, you want to make sure you don’t settle.

2) Know where to look. Luxury homeowners, particularly if they are high-profile people in their area, often don’t want their home pictured on MLS. You may need to network with people in your desired area to find out what homes are being offered. Look online for luxury home sales websites such as or

3) Check for possible planned development. Don’t assume that the lovely pond or wooded park behind the property will always be there. Make sure you know of any development plans that may affect your view, the amenities around the property, and the future resale value. You don’t want to buy a home for its beautiful ocean views only to find out another property will be built in the way.

4) Consult with your financial advisors. Make sure you qualify for the purchase amount you are thinking about. Luxury home sellers will often want to see proof that you qualify to purchase their home before they even allow a showing. If you do get a showing, you will certainly need to have your financial preparations done before you contemplate an offer. Everything is scrutinized more closely in the luxury price range. You should also make yourself aware of all the financing options available to you.

5) Work with an experienced luxury home agent. The right agent knows all of these tips and more. We are knowledgeable in the high-end neighborhoods in our market area and understand the intricacies of negotiating and closing on luxury homes. Are you ready to purchase a luxury home? I’m available and ready to help you in your search!

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Luxury Communities on Saint Simons Island

In 2019, St. Simons Island was ranked #3 on Conde Nast Travelers “The Best U.S. Islands: Reader’s Choice Awards.” In 2014, St. Simons Island was voted America’s #1 Favorite Romantic Town as well as America’s #1 Favorite Beach Town by Travel + Leisure Magazine. 

St. Simons Island, GA is home to fabulous beachesgolfingcharter fishingspas and salons, and a variety of restaurants, fun events and entertainment for everyone. The unspoiled beauty of St. Simons and its distinctively charming beach lifestyle that is unhurried and under-developed are what make it so special. Come see what the rest of the country is so excited about, and welcome to the best of the Island lifestyle!

Full of history and Southern charm, St. Simons Island boasts beautiful live Southern Oaks draped with Spanish moss that give the island a unique sense of time and place, unlike any other. It’s no wonder St. Simons Island was recently voted among the most romantic destinations in the U.S., and one visit is all you’ll need to fall in love with Georgia’s Golden Isles

Kings Terrace

Harrison Pointe

Blank Banks

Golf Retreat

Hamilton Landing

Hawkins Island

Island Club

Kings Point

Lake Cottages

Old Seaside

Luxury Communities on Sea Island

The only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes Five Stars 14 years in a row.

But we’re so much more than that.

We’re history and tradition. Special tomorrows, cherished holidays, and sharing experiences old and new. We’re s’mores by the fire, long days at the beach, laughs around the table.
Discovering the delights of an expansive coastal setting. We’re your fondest memories and your dreams of next time. We’re a championship golf club, beach resort, romantic getaway. A family escape, a relaxing retreat, an uncommon gathering place.

We’re tucked away on the southeastern coast of Georgia, with five miles of private beach and a lush natural world to explore. An exceptional destination fueled by gracious service and heartfelt hospitality since 1928.

A private island with open arms. The place you dream of, where you long to go. Where you belong.

Beach Club Garden Residences

Beach Club Ocean Residences

Beach Club Suites

Black Banks River Residences

Cloister Cottages

Cottage Colony

Ocean Club Residences

Ocean Forrest

River Club

The Cloister Ocean Residences

Interested In Homes In These Communities? Reach Out!

HOME TRENDS: Home Office Inspo 2021

HOME TRENDS: Home Office Inspo 2021

HAPPY HOME TREND TUESDAY! Let’s talk home office inspo…

Whether you work full-time at home or hustle a side business in the evenings or on the weekends, a home office is a great way to utilize an extra room. A dedicated workspace in your home can be designed to increased productivity and comfort. Here are 5 ideas to get you started, PLUS home office decor inspo with shoppable links! We recently converted our upstairs guestroom into my office space and while it’s still a multi-purpose room (Char calls it mommy’s special room), it is the place I go to work when I really need to focus. Tbh, I work all over the place… the couch, the kitchen table, outside, my bed, char’s floor, my office (special room), my car (yes, realtors – I’m looking at you), and of course Wake Up Coffee.

5 Tips + Trends for Your Home Office

  1. Invest in a good office chair. Investing in an ergonomic office chair is essential. You may be spending anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a week sitting in it, so your back will thank you. Purchasing one with multiple adjustments is ideal so it fits you just right. (I’m obsessed with mine that’s linked below – the comfort and pop of color is just what I wanted!)
  2. Switch up your lighting. Fluorescent lighting has been proven to be hard on the eyes. Make the switch to LED or halogen light bulbs in your home office and try to let in as much natural light as possible. Also, consider finding a desk lamp to reduce headaches and eye strain. (I never use my overhead light – windows open so my plants can grow + a lamp!)
  3. Keep essentials in reach and organized. Nothing says producitivity like a clean, neat workspace. Select a desk with a lot of storage or install creative shelving to keep items like pens, pencils, extra batteries, calculators, notepads, and more stored within arm’s reach. (I like a minimalistic desk with a cute storage basket system, like the one I have linked below – it’s both decorative and purposeful!)
  4. Decorate bright. Pick a color you love and use it to spice up the room. Use cheery yellow or red or relaxing tones like green and blue, instead of just beiges and browns. ( I am very much a neutral style gal.. I like white, black, grey and tan then pick one or two vibrant colors – for here, I chose mustard and blue hues.)
  5. Aim for the view. If possible, place your desk so you are facing a window instead of a blank wall. Natural light can do wonders for staying alert and you can give yourself a short mental break when necessary by looking to the outdoors.

Now that you’ve got some of the basic ideas down, let’s get to the fun stuff…. DECORATING!

Most items are from World Market and Target, but to shop the direct links click here, or click directly onto the photo!

If you’re in the process of buying a home, now is the time to think about re-decorating. It’s much easier to switch up your space when you’re starting from scratch… out with the old and in with the new!

Disclaimer–some links may be affiliate links from which I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you!

Thanks for stopping by and happy decorating! If you have any questions or need help in your home buying or selling process, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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FOR SALE: 137 Mariners Walk, Brunswick, GA 31523

FOR SALE: 137 Mariners Walk, Brunswick, GA 31523

Home Features

WELCOME HOME to 137 Mariners Walk in Brunswick, Georgia!

This beautiful brick home located in desirable Oak Grove Island offers a split floor plan with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The bonus room is located upstairs with its own full bath. Enter through your front door to a welcoming foyer opening up to your great room with custom built-in cabinets and hardwood floors centered around a grand gas-log fireplace. The kitchen boasts beautiful custom cabinets with a large island and stainless steel appliances. French doors lead you outside to an oversized screened-in porch with access to your private and spacious backyard to enjoy the perks of coastal living. 

With the inclusion of their golf cart, you are sure to enjoy the luxurious lifestyle of living in the Oak Grove Island community with access to tennis courts, a swimming pool, and of course, golf course living! Don’t wait, schedule your private tour TODAY!

*Big thanks to Elevated Coastal Productions for the photography and Golden Isles Drone Plus for the ariel shots!

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Oak Grove Island Amenities

Oak Grove Island is a gated community located in Brunswick, Georgia (in the Sterling area with a zip code of 31523). With lots ranging from approx. 1/2- 1+ acres, you can escape into your semi-private oasis while still remaining part of the community. Most of the homes were built in the ’90s and 2000s, but multiple buildable lots are still available. Home sizes range from 2,000 SqFt and go upwards to 5,000+.

Amenities Include:

-Boat/Camper/RV Parking

-Golf Course + Clubhouse

-Lake + Marina

-Expansive Marsh Views

-Community Pool + Playground

Heritage Oaks Golf Course

“Heritage Oaks Golf Club is a hidden gem of the golden isles nestled on Oak Grove Island, just outside of Brunswick, Ga. and only a few miles from I-95. Our par 72 golf course boasts 6,900 yards of well-manicured landscape, beautiful views of the Buffalo River, and elevated tee boxes not seen anywhere else in the southeast.

After the 18th hole, settle your scores at the majestic island green 19th hole before enjoying post-round refreshments in our full-service restaurant and bar.

Along with the golfing amenities, the Professional Staff at Heritage Oaks has decades of knowledge and experience in both the golf and hospitality industries. We strive to meet all of your needs in a prompt manner with excellent customer service and southern hospitality.”

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Nearby Restaraunts

Take a short 10-mile drive to Downtown Brunswick and enjoy local eats from Brunswick’s best restaurants:

-Tipsy McSways

-Indigo Coastal Shanty

-Reid’s Apothecary

-Fox’s Pizza Den

-Arte Pizza

-Daddy Cates Coffees

-Nautica Joe’s Cafe

-Basil Thai and Sushi

-Island Jerk

-Yellow Deli

-Silver Bluff Brewing (check for local food trucks)

School Zone

-Sterling Elementary School

-Jane Macon Middle School

-Brunswick High School

Schedule A Private Tour

Feel free to send this link to your favorite realtor for a private tour, or contact me, Cassie Long at 404-429-7859 or submit a request below! I cannot wait for you to see inside this beautiful brick home. Let’s create HOME together!

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