Riverbend Retreat GA on Deepwater w/dock, kayaks, canoe & bikes, pet friendly

Riverbend Retreat GA on Deepwater w/dock, kayaks, canoe & bikes, pet friendly

Darien, GA, USA
$225.00 Nightly
  • House 3100 Sq. Ft.
  • Sleeps11
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Since 2008 we've been helping guests enjoy some peace, tranquility and R & R.   Congratulations!  After all of your searching, you’ve found the perfect vacation destination.  This beautiful Riverbend Retreat is located on Tolomoto Island, a hidden gem on the southern coast of Georgia which comes with history, wildlife, boating, kayaking, birding, screensaver-worthy sunsets, and so much more. This 3100 square foot pet friendly home sits on a tidal river overlooking a breathtaking slice of Georgia’s well-known salt marsh. Regardless of high tide or low tide, your boat will sit safely atop deep water at a private dock behind the house.  No boat?  No problem!  Our fishy friends can’t seem to resist a snack, especially when using shrimp for bait, so grab a fishin’ pole and drop a line in right off the dock known for being one of the best fishing spots in the county.  This dock comes fully loaded with fold-down aluminum stairs on the floating dock, for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and easy in and out of the water.  Additionally, there’s a lighted fish cleaning station with running fresh water and electric. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a quiet and sleepy getaway, this Riverbend Retreat is perfect for you.  The house is a short drive off of highway I-95.  Upon entering Tolomato you’ll be on a long paved road shaded by Oak trees draped in Spanish moss creating the perfect scenery for a walk or a bicycle ride on one of our 10 bicycles of all different sizes.   You will quickly find that “elbow room” is no problem as the house is very open and spacious.  The main living area is upstairs and consists of the kitchen, dining room, living room, a half-bathroom and the master bedroom.  For the culinarian(s) of the group, feel free to work some magic in a kitchen that includes tools needed for cooking, an Electrolux double convection oven and a Jenn-Air gas cooktop/grill:  perfect for preparing your catch of the day.  The dining room table provides eight seats to comfortably enjoy your edible masterpiece as well four more seats at the counter. After dinner, get cozy in the family room on one of our oversized couches in front of a fireplace and a 55” smart flat-screen television or choose from a large selection of board games to play on our game table.  If you need to be more active there’s a room downstairs dedicated to those friendly family ping pong matches…….the choice is yours! You’ll find the master bedroom on the other side of the upper floor.  Also very spacious, the master bedroom has a sitting area with two recliners, a fireplace, and a 55” smart flat-screen television.  In addition, there is a sleeper sofa, a desk, and a small library of books for the readers in your group.  Conveniently, the laundry room can be accessed through the master closet as well as from the living area and holds a roll-away bed if needed.   For the more mature travelers and/or disabled, a motorized chair lift has been installed on the staircase for easier transitioning between levels.  A full bathroom connects two large rooms downstairs, with a sink and mirror in each room.  One bedroom contains a queen-size bed, a 50” flat-screen television, and a roll-away bed in the closet.  The other bedroom has two twin beds and a bunk bed with a twin mattress on top and a full mattress on the bottom (this room can sleep up to five people and is ideal for children.  We are happy to answer any questions and look forward to sharing our little slice of heaven with you. 

Unique Benefits

Pet friendly property. Bring your boat. Fishing and Crabbing from dock. Wildlife viewing includes Dolphin and Manatee in the river. Kayaks (3 singles and 1 tandem) with Paddles and Life Jackets are on site. One lightweight canoe. Fantastic bird watching. Great Restaurants nearby and something to do in every direction.  So much history!

King size beds (1) In Master, Queen size Beds (1) In Guest Room overlooking river, Twin or Single Beds (2) In front Guest Room, Baby Cribs (1) Upon Request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In Master and is a Lazyboy Sleeper Sofa, Bunk Beds (1) In front Guest Room

Why Kids Love It

We have a fleet of bicycles in addition to the kayaks which kids love. Also, we have a ping pong table and pool table for guest use. Many board games and most kids love the fishing because you never know what you're going to hook!



  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • Pets Friendly
  • The main living area including the master bedroom is upstairs. There is a chair lift for our more mature guests.

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Two fireplaces one in family room and one in the Master bedroom

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television(TV)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Outdoor Grill
  • We offer a Keurig coffee pot and a 12 cup programmable Mr. Coffee

House Rule

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out noon


  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • ruins
  • water parks


  • Television(TV)
  • Video Library
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • There is a bluetooth soundbar.


  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking

Kitchen & Dining

  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Seating for 8 people in Dining Area. Additional seating for four at counter

Location Type

  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Deep water with a dock. Stationary and floating dock. Fish cleaning station with fresh water and lighting and electric.

Outdoor Features

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Bicycles

Popular Amenities

  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Heater
  • Children Welcome
  • Smoke detector
  • First-aid kit
  • Exterior lighting
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Carbon-monoxide detector
  • Deadbolt lock
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Pets Welcome
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Covered Parking

Property Rates

Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Min Stay
Standard Rate
- -
$210.00 - - - 4
Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee --------- $150.00

Refundable Damage Deposit --- $300.00

Tax Rate --------- $12.00 %

Availability Calendar



Janice and Ed

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!

Jennifer T.

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!!!!

Angela C

We enjoyed the view, the bikes and the quietness of the area. The master bedroom was awesome!

Tracy H.

My family had a blast.

Nadia Altman n.

Wonderful fishing, clean and beautifully furnished house, owners are very thoughtful - providing anything and everything you might need. Can't wait to be back!

Laurie P

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.