Eagle Island - Leigh Cort Introduction
PRIVATE ISLANDS OF GEORGIA – Eagle Island
A totally ‘green’ adventure awaits you
When you travel the ‘inside passage’ to one of the Private Islands of Georgia, boaters will experience excellent dockage with many sheltered bays from the Atlantic Ocean’s currents and winds. With an unexplored cluster of small islands to circumnavigate, Cap’n Andy Hill will direct you to private coves and historic waterways by providing tidal and navigation charts along the central Georgia coast. Chart your course to uninhabited cays and hidden deserted islands whose history spans five centuries of American culture. Sweeten the voyage by fishing and crabbing, suitable for beginners and the most experienced sport fishermen.
Bring your own boat or hire one of ours. Every mile traveled connects you with a water-world that leads you to paradise; the fish become more colorful, the water clearer and the wildlife brilliantly reflective of one of the best kept secret boating adventures in America. Sail or motor to private beaches where you can lie in the white puffy sand or swim in our warm waters year-round. The back barrier Georgia islands are Cap’n Hill’s specialty. Let him guide you to heaven!
The Private Islands of Georgia are eco-friendly ~ where you can relax and reduce your ecological footprint while enjoying a ‘sustainable’ vacation. Andy Hill is an environmentalist who salvages treasures from his surroundings. Eagle Lodge and May Hall are created with 90% reclaimed materials that include vintage brick, windows, bath fixtures, doors, flagstone, plants, furniture, fencing, sunken ships, ballast stone and even old docks.
Arriving on the islands, guests are immediately fascinated with the hand made arbors, constructed from fallen cedar trees found in the island woods and pathways created from local oyster shell beds. Andy has gathered wood from old home foundations, docks and bridges, even reclaimed cypress flooring from old homes on the Georgia coast. Fireplace columns that support the mantles (heart pine) have been stripped and finished along with reclaimed teak artifacts and furniture gathered from around the Southeast.
Guests immediately notice the Lodges’ front doors from a 1940’s Sea Island cottage, chandeliers, lighting and cabinetry salvaged from yachts and old hotels, firepit and fireplaces from reclaimed brick and an Adirondack boat that is now a book shelf on the wraparound porch.
Come to Eagle Island and remember when life was simple.
The interior of the lodge will charm and delight you. It has been furnished and outfitted to pamper the body and nourish the soul and does a fine job of accomplishing its goal. The full length windows allow sunlight to fill the entire lodge. The furniture is luxurious and centered around a beautiful brick fireplace. A distinctive carving adorns above the fireplace and is reminiscent of the Tree Spirits of St. Simons Island. Imagine cool fall evenings, a roaring fire, spiced cider and your one and only.
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Bedrooms are simple and elegant with the finest of linens. The bath is a sensual delight with a double headed shower. There is an additional bunk/play room at the lodge - a perfect set up for the children with plenty of bedding, a ping-pong table and stereo. The lodge also provides everything you need for fishing, crabbing, or just relaxing. Eagle Island also boasts a large fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and spinning ghost stories. This fire pit is just steps from the home and directly in front of the large fishing pond.
A wonderful spot to get reacquainted
The lodge at Eagle is 10 acres of uninterrupted wilderness, the site of one of only 17 bald eagle nests in the state of Georgia and nature in all its undiluted majesty. This is the place for lovers to escape, for families to reconnect and recharge, for couples to begin their lives together. It is a place for a place to turn your face up to the sun and feel the gentle breeze on it, a place to smile a contented smile, a place to just be...
This is truly one of the world’s last great places Enter the sanctuary of this controlled wilderness through a gate symbolic of passage from one world to another. As you traverse the walkway, you will immediately notice the tension draining from your body. Enter the porch of the lodge and find yet another decadent surprise. A built-in outdoor fireplace is perfectly situated directly in front of a hot tub. The porch of the lodge encompasses the perimeter of the entire home and is completely screened. Enjoy the extension of outdoor living with comfortable furniture including a hammock and surprising homey touches.
A comfy home perfectly furnished for amateur chefs Eagle Island is literally a world apart, in many ways. Accessible only by boat through a meandering and scenic river route, this pristine Barrier Island on the Southeast coast of Georgia is the antidote to a stressful life. The first sound you will hear as you disembark is nature. No vehicles, no loud music, no sirens, not even another voice. What you will hear is the call of our local shorebirds and the wind rustling through the centuries old oaks and palm trees. Any other sounds you hear on Eagle Island are entirely up to you.
Eagle Lodge will lure you back time and again