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Relax in Southern Comfort

Steeped in Rich History at The Federal Quarters

Stay at the Iconic Southern Antebellum Home where Aaron Burr hid

after his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804

3 Bedrooms · 3.5 Baths

Aaron Burr slept here.

After his duel with Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr escaped to this beautiful, classic residence in St. Mary's, Georgia. You can stay here, too. Elegant rooms. Period antiques. Sumptuous furnishings. The perfect place to relax and/or get out and explore Georgia's "Golden Isles" including St. Simon's, Jekyll, and of course the famous Cumberland Island, plus nearby Fernandina and Amelia Island. Golf, boating, antiques, open-cockpit biplane rides, and more! Rated The #1 Reader's Choice Best Coastal Town by USA Today.

Reserve today at (912) 205-5732.

Enjoy old-fashioned southern hospitality and experience first-hand the incredible history of Saint Mary's at The Federal Quarters. A charming Southern Antebellum home complete with modern comforts and rich historical touches, including many original pieces—The Federal Quarters is the premier Saint Mary's destination for comfort and relaxation OR for activities and adventures—your choice! The property also makes an excellent event space, used for weddings, celebrations, family gatherings, anniversaries, and more.


Up to 6 Guests · Great for Events


• Awake in one of the three themed suites - The Aaron Burr Suite, the Winfield Scott Suite, or the Alexander Hamilton Suite with its own bath and shower


• Enjoy breakfast in the cozy nook overlooking the side yard garden


• Bask in the sunroom, or bathe in the clawfoot tub


• Take the antique, fully-functioning, Model A Ford convertible for a drive around town


• Sit down to one of 400+ books in the library


• Fire up the Grill on the outside deck and patio


• Challenge your mates to a game of croquet, corn hole, or badminton in the side yard


• Kids can enjoy the "Harry Potter Room" tucked under the stairway


• Enjoy the rich local history, coastal attractions, and quiet splendor of St. Mary's


• Enjoy a sunset charter cruise on the Federals' classic Grand Banks 46 passenger trawler (deeply discounted for guests at The Federal Quarters)


These are just some of the exquisite experiences available at The Federal Quarters!


The Property Manager's apartment is located on-site but completely separate from the main house, and is not included in the Rental Agreement. The Proprietors occupy the apartment when the main house is rented in order to be immediately available in the event of a problem, or to answer any questions, or to make recommendations.


A NOTE OF CAUTION: Guests must be aware that the bedrooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator available. Accordingly, everyone in the guest's party must be physically able to safely ascend and descend the stairs to access their bedrooms. With advance notice, the Sunroom (see above) can be made available as a downstairs bedroom with its own ensuite full bath.


The Photo Gallery below displays

each of the following features:


THE FRONT PORCH: Outfitted with rocking chairs, the front porch is a soothing setting where guests can relax and visit with the locals and other visitors passing by, and have a front-row seat for the parades on Mardi Gras, July 4th, the Shrimp Festival, the Christmas Holiday parade, and other celebrations!


THE ENTRANCE HALL: Guests at The Federal Quarters step back into history upon entering the inviting foyer with its hand-painted mural and original old pine floors. A quaint half-bath with copper sink is cleverly located under the main staircase.


THE LIVING ROOM: This large room is elegantly furnished with period furniture and seating for ten, which makes this a warm and unique gathering place. Antique hand-made windows with vintage glass panes remain from the original construction.


THE DINING ROOM: The formal Dining Room seats eight comfortably with an extra-wide table that accommodates serving platters and bowls for "family" style dining. In the corner is a mirrored bar tucked into the original home's 1800's china closet. Table linens, tableware, and serving pieces are provided.


THE SUNROOM: Adjacent to the Dining Room is the Sunroom, which was once an outside porch and is now a well-appointed sitting room. There is a full bathroom, complete with antique claw-foot tub and enclosed toilet immediately off the Sunroom, indicating that it was once a bedroom. (In the event additional sleeping space is needed, or a downstairs bedroom is preferred, this room can be converted into a small bedroom for an extra guest or two, upon request and with advance notice.)


THE GAME CLOSET: In the event of inclement weather, the game closet is outfitted with several classics such as Monopoly, Cribbage, Dominoes, Scrabble, and playing cards for Uno, Poker, Rummy, etc.


THE HARRY POTTER ROOM: This is a very special “hideaway” for youngsters, located beneath the 1801 rear stairwell (just as Harry Potter would want it) . Children (especially grandchildren) can play, read, or even sleep in their own secret space.


THE KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST NOOK: The kitchen is fully equipped with a five-burner gas stovetop, microwave, and conventional oven, a large French-door refrigerator/freezer (a stand-alone chest freezer is located just outside the kitchen), granite counter-tops, chef's appliances, utensils, and cookware for any culinary fete. Old-growth pine cabinets echo the original finishes. There is a small breakfast nook seating four overlooking the side yard garden.


THE CHICKEN COOP: We should note that there's a chicken coop and “she-shed” in the corner of the backyard complete with five laying hens which provide our guests with fresh eggs daily (well, almost daily, depending on their mood)!


THE MUDROOM: Located between the kitchen and the garage, the mudroom contains storage cabinets with spare parts, hand tools, batteries, light bulbs, cleaning and laundry supplies, the on-demand tankless hot water heater, as well as a fire extinguisher and First-Aid Kit. It also has a separate cleaning sink.


THE LAUNDRY ROOM: There’s a separate laundry room off the kitchen with high-efficiency large-capacity washer and dryer. This room also houses a wine rack, and a wine and beverage cooler.


THE THREE BEDROOMS: The sleeping quarters are all upstairs, accessed via a staircase in the foyer, another adjoining the kitchen, and a third from the rear porch. There are three large bedrooms, known as the Aaron Burr Suite, the Winfield Scott Suite, and the Alexander Hamilton Suite. The latter is the largest and has its own ensuite bath with shower and enclosed toilet and bidet. Each bedroom has a wide-screen TV with a Roku device enabling access to Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, etc. The Scott and Burr rooms share a modern bath with an extra-deep jacuzzi tub and enclosed toilet. The Scott and Hamilton rooms share a small bar between them with a Keurig coffee maker, a sink, and small refrigerator. The Burr room has its own coffee bar and mini-fridge.


THE LIBRARY: Also upstairs is a small library and sitting room, with a writing desk, and approximately 200 volumes on a variety of subjects. Additional volumes are found in the Winfield Scott Room.


The BALCONY AND REAR PORCH: All three bedrooms have access to the upstairs outside balcony, furnished with wicker chairs and ceiling fan. Immediately below the balcony is a screened-in porch also furnished with wicker chairs, ceiling fan, and loveseat.


THE OUTSIDE DECK: A new raised deck was installed in 2019, with bench seats, patio furniture, umbrella, and propane grill, to accommodate outside dining, sunning, reading, etc., ( -- or, as was done recently: a band plus 50 seats for spectators at a catered party!).


THE GARAGE AND PARKING AREA: There is a spacious garage which provides indoor parking for two large SUV's or vans as well as storage space for the bicycles, golf and fishing equipment, backpacks, outdoor games, etc., all of which are available for the use of guests (see Amenities). The garage is attached to the house and allows access directly into the mudroom and kitchen, and outside deck. Plus, there is additional parking available onsite just outside the garage for two or three more vehicles. And if a large group is expected, there are many on-street public parking spaces available directly in front and on the side of the residence.


THE SIDE YARD: A large manicured yard on the north side of the house, inside a white picket fence, features three towering magnolias draped in Spanish moss --


a lovely setting for weddings, receptions, dinner parties, and other events, or for a leisurely game of croquet, lawn darts, or badminton. (Events are allowed onsite subject to prior arrangements with the Proprietors.)


THE APARTMENT: The Property Manager's apartment is located on-site but completely separate from the main house, and is not included in the Rental Agreement. Either the Proprietors or the Manager occupy the apartment when the main house is rented in order to be immediately available in the event of a problem, or to answer any questions, or provide assistance.


A NOTE OF CAUTION: Guests must be aware that the bedrooms are on the second floor and there is no elevator available! Accordingly, everyone in the guest's party must be physically able to safely ascend and descend the stairs to access their bedrooms. With advance notice, the Sunroom (see above) can be made available as a downstairs bedroom.


WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: The main house is not wheelchair accessible; however, the Apartment (see above) was specifically designed as a wheelchair accessible residence. It is a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with a sitting room/library with WiFi and a "smart" TV, washer/dryer, and kitchenette, and is entered from inside the enclosed garage. If someone wishes to lease a wheelchair accessible property in St. Mary's, for vacation or longer-term, interested parties are invited to contact the Proprietors.:

Included Amenities

Premium Duvets, Linens, Pillows

High-Speed WIFI

Cable TV & Streaming/Roku

Fully-Equipped Chef's Kitchen

24-HR Concierge Service

Plenty of Free Parking

Golf Clubs & Gear

Complimentary Welcome Basket

Board Games, Cards, Toys

Family-Friendly Outdoor Games

Fishing Equipment

Beach Chairs and Canopy

Bicycles—all sizes

A Guitar, Ukulele, Roll-up Piano

Umbrellas and Ponchos

DVDs, Books, Sound System

Backpacks for hiking, cycling, birding, exploring, etc.

Irons & Ironing Boards

Street-Legal Golfcart

Model A Ford convertible

Premium Amenities Available*

• Spa Treatments

• Pre-Stocked Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry

• Extra Maid Service

• Gourmet Chef Service

• Bartender Service

• Local Musicians

• Chauffeur Service

• Event Planning Service

• Sunset and Sightseeing Charter Cruises

*Premium Amenities available at additional cost.

Please discuss with the hosts before your stay.

***As we hope you’ve noticed by now, we want you to have the most enjoyable trip possible in and around St. Mary’s, and a top-of-the-line experience staying at The Federal Quarters, and we intend to do everything we can to make it so! Please ask for whatever you need, and please let us know if we have overlooked anything. We invite feedback, appreciate compliments, and hope that we earn your trust, referrals and return visits!

About Us

Keegan & Rebecca Federal

(912) 205-5732

keegan@thefederalquarters.com

Keegan Federal is a practicing lawyer from Atlanta, a former Superior Court Judge, and now a Court-appointed Special Master assisting sitting judges by handling certain cases for them, and assisting other lawyers and their clients by mediating and arbitrating difficult cases. His Law Office is located in the same room where Major Archibald Clark practiced law from 1804 until his death in 1847. (The Office, of course, is not included in the rental of the Mainhouse. It is completely separate from the Mainhouse and has its own front and rear entrances. however, it is included in the tour that guests receive upon arrival.)


In addition to her talents as an accomplished gourmet chef, Rebecca Federal is an experienced event planner, having planned and executed high-end corporate events, weddings, parties, receptions, concerts, etc., and is available to assist guests with any events during their stay. (And upon request, Judge Federal will officiate at your wedding!) Rebecca is a longtime graphic artist, having developed the reknown Coca-Cola Catalogue some years ago, and she planned and executed events for YPO (the Young Presidents Organization) as its Executive Director. She is a fastidious homemaker who delights in entertaining family and friends -- and, when called upon, guests here at The Federal Quarters

Keegan and Rebecca are also the owners of the “Mary Virginia,” a Grand Banks 46-foot twin-engine passenger trawler, and they enjoy taking guests of The Federal Quarters on day-trips over to Cumberland Island, and on sightseeing excursions, moonlight cruises, wine-and-cheese outings, etc.


Keegan is a licensed Coast Guard Captain (OUPV), and he and Rebecca provide qualified guests of The Federal Quarters with the opportunity to charter the “Mary Virginia” for overnight cruises northward to Jekyll Island, St. Simon's, Savannah, and Hilton Head, or southward to Fernandina, Amelia, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and beyond.


NOTE: Guests can also combine a vacation stay at The Federal Quarters with an extended cruise before or after their vacation rental period! When booking your stay at The Federal Quarters, call Keegan directly at (912) 205-5732 to discuss available dates, rates, and destinations.