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St. Simons Island Vacation Rentals


Hodnett Cooper

In Kris’s collection, you’ll find everything from exquisite oceanfront penthouses to generous homes sprawling along the edges of the marsh. Still, they all have the same luxury, coastal charm, and beautiful natural settings that represent St. Simons Island.

You’ll enjoy breathtaking ocean spans or marsh overlooks from covered porches, rooftop decks, and private balconies. With homes that are steps from the beach, have their own private docks, stunning architectural pools, or feature oceanfront community amenities, the perfect beach vacation is right at your doorstep.

The homes are designed with bright, open floor plans featuring exceptional views and gourmet kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances and custom cabinetry. Spacious living areas are beautifully decorated with designer furnishings, original artwork, and coastal decor. Stunning finishes, like chandeliers above whirlpool tubs, shiplap feature walls, circular staircases, and handmade sconces make each home unique.

Whether you choose a serene marsh-front home, a charming coastal cottage, or an oceanfront oasis, your St. Simons Island vacation rental will be full of comfort, luxury, and southern charm.

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Kris Maichle
Partner/General Manager
Favorite Restaurants
Halyards Restaurant, Dorothy’s Cocktail & Oyster Bar
Favorite Bar
Golden Isles Olive Oil Gourmet Market & Wine Bar
Favorite Coffee
Palm Coast Coffee
Favorite Store
Gentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters
Favorite Thing to Do on St. Simons Island
Boating and spending time at the beach

Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Kris Maichle craved warmer weather and island life. After college, Kris moved to Captiva Island, Florida, and South Seas Resort, to begin his career in hospitality. Kris gained experience in every detail of hospitality, from the front desk to housekeeping to food and beverage. As he cultivated his expertise, Kris pursued a General Manager training program, and ultimately was enticed to St. Simons Island.

Hodnett Cooper has existed since the early 1980s. Founder Roy Hodnett first visited St. Simons Island with his family in 1968, fell in love with the community, and purchased a home. In the early 1980s, he helped broker the sale of one of the first condominium communities on St. Simons. With the help of his daughter, Pat Cooper, the business rose to the forefront of vacation rental and residential real estate.

Kris has been a vital part of the Hodnett Cooper family for 16 years and is a predominant part of the business's success. Today, he is a partner and oversees the vacation rental company and association management company, managing over 300 short-term rentals and 12 homeowners associations. While the separate real estate division is the largest in the county, the vacation rental business prides itself on being dedicated solely to vacation and short-term rentals on St. Simons Island.

Kris’s team includes dedicated staff, many of whom have grown with the company for 25 years or more, further proof of the commitment that sets them apart. Kris loves St. Simons because of its quintessential southern hospitality, a vibrant community where neighbors become friends and families socialize and explore the island activities together.  Kris’s team extends that sense of community and southern hospitality to guests, with a dedicated concierge and personalized service beyond expectations.

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