The INNside Scoop

Dedicated to the Discovery of Bed & Breakfast Getaways

Vol. 8, No. 2

July 2003


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    Situated upon the Golden Isles' most complete island resort, St. Simons' famed lighthouse is a long-standing source of guidance and inspiration for seamen, local folks, and visitors alike.  It is an island icon worth seeing and touring.  However, my newly discovered mecca and spring of rejuvenation, on this quaint Georgia isle, is Beach Bed and Breakfast inn. 
The incomparable amenities at Beach Bed and Breakfast range from a private theater to an endless pool -- with everything imaginable in between.  Boasting the best view on the island, the St. Simons Suite features a massive stone deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Cumberland and Jekyll Islands.  It is furnished, in high-style, with a gas log fireplace,

TV/VCR, wet bar, stocked refridgerator, ice-maker, snacks, and a computer (complete with fax, printer, and scanner). The customized bath includes a Jacuzzi, a bidet, and a top-of-the-line shower. Consisting of over 860 square feet, this capacious area is large enough to make one feel as though he is basking in luxury upon his own private island.
     The common area, exquisitely decorated with vibrant colors and handsome furnishings, also offers spectacular ocean views. The inn is designed to provide a sense of privacy and intimacy for those preferring time alone. Yet, there are areas for meeting and chatting with other guests for ones wishing to socialize.
     A full breakfast is served each morning, at private tables, in the tea parlor or on the front balcony. A day could not begin with a more Edenic setting or soothing atmosphere than this. The vista is ever-changing, and it is always mesmerizing.



     Joe McDonough, owner/innkeeper of Beach Bed and Breakfast, is a developer who has been involved in the growth of St. Simons for the past thirty years. A multi-talented individual, responsible for masterminding the creation of this spectacular inn, Joe represents a paragon of Southern hospitality and is a gracious host. He, along with his efficient and amiable staff, takes pleasure and pride in pampering guests. Concierge service is available for guests desiring assistance in scheduling activities, making dinner reservations, or gathering information.
     To receive a wonderful overview of the area, I recommend Trolleygal Tours (912-222-1149). Various options (in- cluding tours for the handicapped in your car) are available, and the tours are informative and fun. St. Simons is just a few miles from Sea Island and conveniently located to Savannah, Georgia. Be sure to inquire about special packages (such as Golf Packages or the popular "Island Getaway" package) when calling the inn.
    When planning a visit to Beach Bed and Breakfast, try scheduling your stay so you will be there when afternoon tea is served by Anne McDonough at Lucille's' Tea by the Sea. Trained at a "tea school," Anne presents one of the most impressive afternoon teas I have ever experienced in America or Britain. The tea parlor overlooks the ocean, and the food is as delectable as its presentation is elegant.

     Fancy hats are provided for lady guests, but white kid gloves are not required! Afternoon tea is available at Lucille's Tea by the Sea  on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 4-5:30 p.m. It is a- vailable to non-guests, as well as guests, of the inn. Call the inn (912- 634-2800) for reservations.  
     Beach Bed and Breakfast would make the most discerning mermaid consider living ashore. The inn encompasses everything one hopes to find at a B&B and more. If you are looking for a classy place to unwind, this is it!

Strong Points

     Hospitality plus, location/setting/ views, creative attention-to-detail, luxury accommodations, excellent amenities, heated spa, individual climate control, an "endless pool," in-house "theater w/large selection of movies, afternoon tea (Wed. and Fri. only), gift shop, private phone lines, music system, concierge services,  stocked refrigerator and snacks in suites, early coffee, complimentary airport shuttle, parking, rollaway beds, elevator, special packages, bedroom suite with screened porch for pets, excellent wedding facilities with hosting of rehearsal dinner and/or reception.


INN: Beach Bed & Breakfast (B&B)
LOCATION: 907 Beachview Drive
    St. Simons Island, GA  31522
TEL: (912) 634-2800
FAX: (912) 634-4656
ACCOMODATIONS: 7suites w/pb
RATES: $220 - $480
INNside Scoop's Rating of Inn:  ***
Recommended Area Restaurants:

   ***  JMac's (912-634-0403)
   ***  Georgia Sea Grill