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Peaceful Jekyll Island Villa

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Our entrance features beautiful live oaks in front and back.

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
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Jekyll Island condo description

We call our Non-Smoking, ground floor villa (#208), 'Retreat' because that is exactly what it is for us - a peaceful place to get away from it all in the beautiful surroundings of Georgia's Jekyll Island. Once a winter hide-away for some of the wealthiest families in the country during the Gilded Age, Jekyll is now a state park offering an unique combination of nature, recreation, and history to her guests. There is something for everyone on Jekyll. We hope you will use the link to our Jekyll Retreat website to learn more about the history of Jekyll and the attractions there for visitors today. There are also many more photos of our villa, Retreat, there for you to view.
We have ceramic tile floors in the living area and bedroom, a step-in shower, and a well-stocked kitchen.

To rent Retreat, please drop us an e-mail. This is better than calling due to work schedules. We'll be delighted to answer any questions for you. We finalize all rentals through Jekyll Realty, so that it is easier for guests to get their keys and have a contact right there on the island.

If you wish to rent immediately, you can contact Jekyll Realty directly at (888) 333-5055. They accept Visa, Mastercard, traveler's checks, and personal checks (30+ days ahead).

Retreat is a delightful one bedroom villa located in Villas By the Sea, an oceanside resort on Jekyll's north end. Retreat Villa #208 is located in the Ellington Building, a quiet building just a stone's throw from the Atlantic Ocean. Our building isn't oceanfront but is the first building back and it only takes a minute's walk to get to the beach.

Villa By the Sea's seventeen beautifully landscaped acres provide a tranquil environment for residents and guests. Beach boardwalks lead through the greenery to a sandy beach that stretches on for miles. There is an L-shaped solar heated pool with a splash pool/wading area for children, a restaurant and lounge, garden area with benches and fountain, grills, and a children's playground on-site at Villas By the Sea. A boardwalk by the gazebo is perfect for reading and enjoying the ocean. Washers and dryers are available as well. The staff at Villas is courteous and ready to help you in any way during your visit. We work through Jekyll Realty, whose staff are ready and willing to help during your stay.

Our villa is decorated in a relaxing nautical style with many lighthouses, shells, ocean collectibles, and prints to make your stay a pleasant one. We bought our villa in 2003 and have redone the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living area, adding new furnishings, mattress, dishes, and many other little touches to make Retreat Villa feel like home. We replace the pots and pans yearly to keep them clean and fresh, and we replace pillows and blankets frequently to keep them comfortable. We work hard to keep our unit clean and comfy - a home away from home for ourselves and our guests. Linens are included as of 2014.

The Ellington Building is nestled beneath towering live oaks draped with Spanish moss. With a back patio and expansive sliding glass doors, it's a wonderful place to bird watch. Development on Jekyll is strictly controlled by the state, so there's ample opportunity to enjoy nature and wildlife throughout the island. Bike rentals are available on-site to explore Jekyll's 20 miles of bike paths. Jekyll Island is a golfer's paradise with 63 holes, and there is also a tennis center and a water park nearby. A fun and 'green' activity on the island is renting a 'Red Bug', cute electric vehicles, to see the island up close. Red Bug rentals are available nearby.

We hope you'll take a look at all Jekyll Island has to offer and take the tour of our Retreat Villa on our website. If you do come to Jekyll, we hope you'll find it a relaxing and enjoyable place to get away from it all. Thanks for your time!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 615 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included

              Suitability

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Renters must be at least 23 years of age. Jekyll is a family oriented resort and our complex is very family friendly. We discourage rentals by minors for the sole purpose of 'partying'....moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                We've provided books for children and our unit is located close to the playground. We've also placed beachcombing guides in the unit for family enjoyment. The pool has a special children's splash area that is perfect for young ones....moreless

              • Limited Accessibility:

                We are a ground level unit with no stairs or steps. Our unit has a step-in shower with grab bars and nonslip floor. All doors are standard width....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                I have severe allergies to smoke, so smoking is not allowed in our villa....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1

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              • We have remodeled our bath to a step in shower with bench seat. While our unit isn't officially handicapped accessible, this does help guests with mobility issues. Our villa has no steps. ...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Short stroll to beach - about one minute or so - first building back from beachfront; Hair dryer in bath, newly Solar Heated Swimming Pool with Kiddie Area, Charcoal Grills on-site,(BBQ), No Pets/No Smoking, children's playground with new play boat directly behind unit, convenient, yet not a noisy feature. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books:

                    I have a collection of books for adults and children. ...moreless

                  • DVD Player

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Attractions

                  • Festivals
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Laundromat

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Resort:

                        Lovely live oaks surround our building and the beach is a short stroll away. Be sure to visit Driftwood Beach, one of the most unique beaches in the world!...moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis

                      Dining

                      • Dining:

                        Retreat's dining area overlooks lovely oak trees behind the Ellington building....moreless

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 4 people

                      General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer:

                        (4) Washer/dryer units available on-site....moreless

                      • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                        The fitness room is in the adjacent building and is very convenient....moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room:

                        The sofa sleeper is located in Retreat's comfortable living area. It is a full size sofa sleeper....moreless

                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Parking is plentiful in front of the building....moreless

                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine:

                        (4) Washer/dryer units available on-site....moreless

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available:

                        Villas by the Sea offers wonderful catering through its convention facility. We can put you in contact with the management for more details....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils:

                        This kitchen is fully equipped. ...moreless

                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        We keep close track of all dishes and flatware to make sure guests have everything they need. ...moreless

                      • Dishwasher
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Oven
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Bicycles:

                        Available on property for rental...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Our patio has two comfortable chairs with a small table....moreless

                      • Gazebo:

                        The gazebo is located beside the ocean, making it perfect for weddings or just for reading and relaxing. There is also a boardwalk with ample seating beside the ocean. Perfect for reading and relaxing!...moreless

                      • Golf:

                        Jekyll is known for its beautiful courses, just a short drive away....moreless

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        Kayak tours and rentals are available at Tideland Nature Center on the south end of the island....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        These are scattered throughout the property with one in the park area behind Retreat....moreless

                      • Tennis:

                        The Jekyll Tennis Center is nearby....moreless

                      Payment Type

                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa

                      Pool / Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Lovely solar heated pool with unique 'kiddie' features....moreless

                          House Cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Included
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Off Season
                              Aug 9 - Jan 3, 2015
                              3 night min stay
                              $140
                              $700

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 13%

                              Notes:

                              Island parking fee of $6.00 per day is used to support conservation and stewardship of the island.

                              We rent exclusively through Jekyll Realty. I will be glad to answer any questions but actual reservations must be made through Jekyll Realty. Weekly rentals are from Sat. to Sat. Other rental periods are possible during Mid and Off Seasons with a three night minimum. Inquire for long-term rates.

                              Reservations are accepted with one-half of the rent due and payable within ten days. If the deposit is not received within the 10-day period, the reservation will be cancelled. The balance plus taxes is due 30 days prior to your arrival. Georgia sales tax is 6%. A 5% hotel-motel tax is charged on the first 30 days or less of any stay.A 2% Rental Tax is charged on all reservations.


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                              Location

                              • St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum

                                "A must-see for coastal Georgia visitors. There is an amazing view of Jekyll from the top of..."

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                              • Barbara Jean's

                                "Our favorite spot to eat on St. Simons Island! My favorite is the fried buttermilk shrimp. ..."

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                              • Village Pier Mallory Street

                                "Fun shops for all! Located near Neptune Park, a favorite with kids of all ages."

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                              • Neptune Park

                                "Fun activities for everyone with special events held throughout the year."

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                              • Jekyll Island Tennis Center

                                "A favorite with players! Lessons available and they'll even help you locate a partner."

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                              • The Georgia Sea Turtle Center

                                "Wow! No trip to the Golden Isles would be complete without a visit to the Sea Turtle Center..."

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                              • The Driftwood Bistro

                                "Our villa is within easy walking distance of the Bistro. Great selection at affordable pric..."

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                              • Tidelands Nature Center

                                "I never tire of Tidelands! Hands-on exhibits, touch tanks, and guided kayak trips into the ..."

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                              • Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

                                "Our favorite place for special occasions! Surround yourself with the grandeur of the Gilded..."

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                              • Jekyll Fishing Center

                              • Jekyll Island Miniature Golf

                                "Fun for all at the oceanside putt-putt course!"

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                              • Red Bug Motors LLC

                                "The perfect - and perfectly green - way to see Jekyll Island! Rent a Red Bug and see the be..."

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                              • Jekyll Island Museum

                                "There's much more to Jekyll than beaches and golf courses! Explore the island's history by ..."

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                              Car: Necessary

                              Restaurant on-site, Garden Area with Fountain, Water Park nearby, Tidelands Nature Center close-by, Georgia Turtle Center close-by, Children's Play Park with Pirate Ship for climbing and play located directly behind our unit. Mini golf is close-by as are Jekyll's golf courses. Near the Soccer and Tennis Complexes. Fishing pier and historic area close-by.

                              Jekyll is a wonderful balance of development and nature. Don't leave the island without visiting the Georgia Turtle Center and Tidelands Nature Center. Maybe a kayak excursion in the Marshes of Glynn? The island's history is intriguing. During the Gilded Age, the nation's richest families gathered on this small island for their winter getaway. Be sure to take one of the tours of the historic district.

                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About: I am a retired teacher who led students to Jekyll for 15 years to learn about the barrier island's unique environment. Now I enjoy coming to Jekyll just to relax! In 2012, I published a book about Jekyll Island. Jekyll Journey: A Family Guide to Georgia's Jewel is perfect for anyone visiting the island, whether for the first time or the forty-first! My second book is Hidden Treasures: Secrets of a Southern Barrier Island. It is perfect for introducing children to the wonders of these special islands. My books feature activities for families to enjoy while on the island or upon returning home. Both books are available around the island at shops and hotels. I'm also a musician, teaching guitar and playing at coffee shops, weddings, restaurants, and private events. While on Jekyll, I love to beachcomb, shop, read, write and just relax! I hope you will discover the magic of Jekyll for yourself while at Retreat, my island home.

                              Why Jekyll Island:
                              I've visited Jekyll Island since I was a child, and it's always been the most special place to me. The island offers a unique combination of natural beauty and fun activities. My dream was to have my own little piece of heaven on Jekyll, so Retreat Villa is truly a dream come true. Villas by the Sea is a unique property on the island. Surrounded by live oaks, its buildings are sheltered and peaceful. The landscaping is natural and attractive. Driftwood Beach is just a short stroll away, and you can enjoy the view of the St. Simon's Lighthouse on the way. The Villas are wonderful for enjoying Jekyll's wildlife. Deer are frequently seen. Our backdoor visitors have included raccoons, squirrels, possums, and a friendly fox. Because of the natural erosion and accretion of barrier islands, Jekyll's beaches are are slim to none at high tide. Villas by the Sea features a wonderful boardwalk for reading or surf-watching even when high tide claims the beach. If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful, relaxing locale, Villas by the Sea has it all.

                              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                              I love to ride my bike around the island. A wonderful ride through the marsh is just around the corner from our villa, and I see something special every time! Sometimes a great blue heron will be waiting for dinner on the banks of a tidal creek. Other times, it's a raccoon family crossing the marsh or a painted bunting flickering across the bike path. Sitting on the beach or beachcombing is another favorite way to spend an afternoon. Our building is the first back from beachfront, so it's just a short stroll. Driftwood Beach, written up in Southern Living magazine, is right next door, and its unusually shaped trees give the beach an otherworldly appearance. I love to hunt for shark's teeth and sanddollars - never the ones that are alive! The shrimp boats and huge ships coming into Brunswick are always fun to watch, and nothing beats the sound of the ocean for a relaxing time. Our unit is surrounded by beautiful live oak trees - the state tree of Georgia. We enjoy feeding the squirrels that play in the branches and in summer, it's so refreshing to return to the shade after hours in the sun at the beach. I love to take a good book out onto the patio and just relax under those gorgeous trees. Visiting the historic district is another favorite way to spend a day. Tours of the Millionaire's mansions are available, and it's a wonderful place to bike or walk. Nestled under gorgeous oaks on the river side of the island, the shops are located in historic buildings once housing servants and support staff for the Gilded Age millionaires who once called Jekyll Island home. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is a fascinating stop, and Tidelands Nature Center isn't far away. Wonderful places to learn about the natural beauty that makes Jekyll Island so unique.


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                              Speaks: english
                               

                              Photos

                              • Our entrance features beautiful live oaks in front and back.

                                Our entrance features beautiful live oaks in front and back.

                              • Relaxed dining with a lovely view!

                                Relaxed dining with a lovely view!

                              • Retreat has satellite flatscreen TV with DVD player with comfy furniture.

                                Retreat has satellite flatscreen TV with DVD player with comfy furniture.

                              • Our kitchen was recently renovated & has a great view of the live oaks out back.

                                Our kitchen was recently renovated & has a great view of the live oaks out back.

                              • Comfortable bedroom with one closet just for our guests. Clean and fresh!

                                Comfortable bedroom with one closet just for our guests. Clean and fresh!

                              • Retreat's back patio features comfy chairs and a small table, perfect to relax.

                                Retreat's back patio features comfy chairs and a small table, perfect to relax.

                              • The ocean boardwalk at Villas By the Sea is perfect for relaxing.

                                The ocean boardwalk at Villas By the Sea is perfect for relaxing.

                              • Villas' boardwalk and gazebo are perfect for relaxing by the ocean.

                                Villas' boardwalk and gazebo are perfect for relaxing by the ocean.

                              • A montage of scenes from Villas by the Sea and Jekyll Island.

                                A montage of scenes from Villas by the Sea and Jekyll Island.

                              • At low tide, our beach is wide and welcoming.

                                At low tide, our beach is wide and welcoming.

                              • The beauty of Jekyll is best seen on foot or bike.

                                The beauty of Jekyll is best seen on foot or bike.

                              • Retreat's entrance is secluded and welcoming.

                                Retreat's entrance is secluded and welcoming.

                              • Retreat's foyer welcomes guests to our home by the sea.

                                Retreat's foyer welcomes guests to our home by the sea.

                              • Retreat's name describes our Jekyll villa - comfortable and perfect for rest.

                                Retreat's name describes our Jekyll villa - comfortable and perfect for rest.

                              • Retreat is perfect for relaxing and rest.

                                Retreat is perfect for relaxing and rest.

                              • Retreat - your home away from home on Jekyll Island.

                                Retreat - your home away from home on Jekyll Island.

                              • The Ellington Building, location of #208, is surrounded by towering live oaks.

                                The Ellington Building, location of #208, is surrounded by towering live oaks.

                              • Solar heated pool with children's splash area.

                                Solar heated pool with children's splash area.

                              • Retreat is a short walk away from unique Driftwood Beach. Perfect for picnics!

                                Retreat is a short walk away from unique Driftwood Beach. Perfect for picnics!

                              • Driftwood Bistro is our on-site restaurant.  Delicious food in a lovely setting!

                                Driftwood Bistro is our on-site restaurant. Delicious food in a lovely setting!

                              • Driftwood Beach is an uniquely beautiful destination just a short stroll away.

                                Driftwood Beach is an uniquely beautiful destination just a short stroll away.

                              • Miles of bike paths make exploring Jekyll a safe, easy, and fun experience.

                                Miles of bike paths make exploring Jekyll a safe, easy, and fun experience.

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                              Sleeps 4

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