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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.
Beach & Marsh Views
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.
- Dedicated Premier Concierge
- Personalized in-person check-in
- Personalized welcome gifts
- Pre-arrival trip planning
- Pre-stocked groceries
- Activity reservations
- Private in-house chef
Doyen of Hodnett Cooper
Favorite RestaurantsHalyards Restaurant, Dorothy’s Cocktail & Oyster Bar
Favorite BarGolden Isles Olive Oil Gourmet Market & Wine Bar
Favorite CoffeePalm Coast Coffee
Favorite StoreGentlemen’s & Lady Outfitters
Favorite Thing to Do on St. Simons IslandBoating 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.