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Experience true Southern Comfort
Steeped in Rich History at
The Federal Quarters
after his infamous duel with Alexander Hamilton in 1804!!!
4 Bedrooms · 3.5 Baths (Maximum 7 Guests)
Aaron Burr slept here.
After his duel with Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr escaped to this beautiful, classic residence in St. Mary's, Georgia. 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 Island, and of course the famous Cumberland Island National Seashore, 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) 319-5505.
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 7 Guests Overnight or 50 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 ensuite 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-foot 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 or their 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 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, OR, with advance notice, the Sunroom (see photos above) can be made available as a downstairs single Bedroom with its own ensuite full bath.
Our rates vary depending upon the day of the week, the season of the year, and the number of people in your party. If you will click on the tab here that says "Get your 15% OFF Discount Code," and then let us know the dates you'd like to reserve, and how many people including children will be traveling with you, we will calculate the standard rate which would be charged by VRBO, apply your 15% discount, and provide you with a firm quote. Upon receipt of payment and the completed Short Term Lease Agreement, we can confirm your reservation!
• 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
• 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
• Dolphin-Watching, 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!
The Federal Boat
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 Fernandina, and on sightseeing excursions, moonlight cruises, wine-and-cheese outings, etc.
Keegan is a licensed Coast Guard Captain (OUPV), and he and Rebecca provide guests of The Federal Quarters with the opportunity to charter the “Mary Virginia” for sightseeing, dolphin-watching, and/or sunset cruises in and around Cumberland Sound, the North River, and the St. Mary's River,
NOTE: Guests can also combine a vacation stay at The Federal Quarters with an extended cruise to Jekyll Island and St. Simon's before, during, 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.
Keegan & Rebecca Federal
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 renown 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
"We have stayed in a number of VRBO homes throughout the years and I can tell you that this was the best of them all. From the beautiful house itself to the tour provided by Mr. Federal, this is definitely a place worth staying" - David M.
"Our family of five LOVED this home! As soon as you arrive, the owners make you feel at home and give you the history of this historic place. Mr. and Mrs. Federal were so helpful and welcoming throughout our stay and all the amenities they provided were top notch. We had so much fun with the 1929 Ford Model A, the golf cart, bikes, and so many other items provided as part of our stay." - Holly F.
"We all had the most amazing time. Keegan and Rebecca are the most incredible hosts! We loved the history of the house and the location (which is short walk to the Cumberland Island Ferry)." - Caroline L.