Dictionary.com defines cottage as: a small, modest house at a lake, mountain resort, etc,. owned or rented as a vacation home. I think the title of this post should be more along the lines of "The Mansions of..." or "The Anything but Cottages of..." A lot of the homes here ARE second homes. Some are rentals, some not. Not all the homes are as grand as most I photographed. Some are down right dilapidated. Still, the majority of the homes on Saint Simons are beautiful. And large. The following caught my eye for one reason or another.
I agree with everyone who left a comment. The first cottage is my favorite, as well.