St. Simons Island

Welcome to St. Simons Island


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St. Simons Island is a picturesque beach town abounding with playful energy and southern charm. Boasting a warm climate, alluring beaches with gentle waves, marshes teaming with wildlife, and miles of paved bike paths surrounded by natural beauty, St. Simons Island is a favorite vacation spot year-round.  Take in the wonder of a historic lighthouse, explore the oldest church in Georgia, shop ‘til you drop at beachy boutiques, and enjoy cuisine from laidback barbeque to fine dining  With bustling local festivals and endless outdoor activities, St. Simons Island is a perfect beach vacation destination.

That’s why Kris Maichle, General Manager of Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals, loves calling St. Simons Island home.

Hodnett Cooper

Price Range
Beach & Marsh Views
Private Pools

The 100 Collection of 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.

Exterior of vacation rental home with pool in St. Simons Island
Lounge furniture by the pool in St. Simons Island
Services Offered
  • Dedicated Premier Concierge
  • Personalized in-person check-in
  • Personalized welcome gifts
Services Available
  • Pre-arrival trip planning
  • Pre-stocked groceries
  • Activity reservations
  • Private in-house chef
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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.