Sea Island, Georgia (Exclusive Resorts)
Nestled on the seaside resort of Sea Island in Georgia, these 18 four-bedroom cottages exude southern charm with dark wood furniture, four-poster beds, overstuffed armchairs, a dining porch and private gardens. In addition to your own hideaway, you also have access to the Addison Mizner-designed resort, and The Cloister at Sea Island overlooking the Black Banks River and the ocean.
During your stay in this assortment of luxury real estate in Georgia, you'll be able to dine at the chef's table at the stately Georgian Room and tuck into Southern fare. After lunch, head to Sea Island's Shooting School and perfect your aim during a private clay target shooting lesson with an NSCA- and NSSA-certified instructor. Or go on a Sea Turtle Expedition with an expert naturalist and spy sea turtle tracks, nests and hatchlings. If there is time, fit in a few rounds on one of Sea Island's championship golf courses.
The following day, saddle up for a ride on the beach at the private stable on the resort's grounds. Deposit the children, guilt-free at Sea Island's children's programme, 'Clamp Cloister'. Here they'll learn how to build sandcastles on the five-mile private beach, spot wildlife on guided nature walks or play chef at the resort's baking class for kids.
There are also plenty of other things to indulge in when spending time in these second homes, with a spa, an arcade, an old-fashioned ice cream parlour and even a weekly bingo competition as well as a tennis pavilion and a vintage yacht available for sunset sailing.