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Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

(Property owner is a licensed realtor in the state of Georgia. Company affiliation: Coastal Properties of Georgia, 912-437-2444.)

Last minute CANCELLATION!!! Now available Nov. 12 thru Nov. 27th.

Ready to leave the world behind for a complete get away? The Retreat on Sapelo awaits you. Yours may be the only footprints on the 7 miles of uninhabited beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this barrier island if full of sun, wildlife, birds and outdoor recreational opportunities. INCLUDES USE OF A VEHICLE WHILE YOU ARE ON THE ISLAND (You pay for the gas) AND TWO 26' BEACH CRUISER BICYCLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. CALL OR EMAIL NOW!

ARTIST, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS--Need a quiet place away to work. The Retreat on Sapelo is perfect, private, with highspeed wireless I-Net and your own vehicle and bicycles to roam the island at will and let it inspire you. Empty out mainland cares and distractions and let the creativity flow.

Get on the passenger ferry, Katie Underwood, for the 20 minute ride to the island. Let the wind and waves wash away your cares and stress and recreate you into the person you are AND RECONNECT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.. Peaceful, serene and full of wildlife and birdlife, this 44 square-mile island has less than 100 inhabitants and is home to the historic Geechee community of Hog Hammock. island population is less than 100 people.

Your base camp will be the The Retreat, an upstairs apartment with its own private deck, a great place for morning coffee and breakfast, unwinding after your day out on the island or stargazing at night. You will have a separate bedroom with a queen size bed, built in bunk beds for two, a sitting area with futon (can sleep 2 more), a full bathroom, full kitchen and pine dining nook.

Two bicycles are furnished with the rental and guests are furnished transportation during their stay.

Generally, you have to bring your food; there is now the option of having the evening meal catered. If you're lucky to be here when she's cooking you may get to eat at Lula's Kitchen where local food is served in abundance and in the Gullah/Geechee style.

GA.R.E. Lic. #286116.

Keywords: Cottage like retreat; beach, solitude, serenity, non-consumeristic, geechee, research, artist, writers, photographers, rest, relaxation, fish, hunt, renewal,restoration.

More Details

Owner
Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers

HI! I AM LUCY AND MY HUSBAND, MIKE, AND I OPERATE OUR VACATION RENTAL APARTMENT ON SAPELO. IN OUR OTHER LIVES MIKE IS A CONTRACTOR AND I AM A REALTOR WITH COASTAL PROPERTIES OF GEORGIA (912 437-2444. WE'VE BEEN LIVING ON SAPELO FOR 16-22 YEARS DEPENDING ON WHICH OF US YOU ARE TALKING TO. WE LOVE IT. SAPELO CAN PROVIDE TOTAL AND COMPLETE DOWNTIME-SOMETHING HARD TO GET IN TODAY'S WORLD. YOU FORGET HOW MANY STARS THERE ARE. NO TRAFFIC. NO LIGHT POLUTION. NO TEMPTATIONS TO STALK THE MALLS. WALK OUR BEACHES AND LET THE SUN, WIND, AND WATER WASH AWAY YOU CARES, FATIGUE AND FRUSTRATION.

Amenities

Sapelo Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Fold out futon in sitting area. Very comfy as reported by guests., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind
average rating of 4.948276 based on 58 reviews
5

laid-back artists' retreat

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I needed to get away from the city to concentrate on writing and music composition projects. The retreat was perfect for our needs. The musicians had never seen a wild beach before and had a hoot driving the Jeep on dirt roads. The island itself offers a complete relief from urban life. Miss Lucy is a gracious and good-natured host. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We all wished we could stay longer and will probably make it an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy, cute and clean!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this cute and spacious apartment built above the house several times now. It is extremely clean and well kept and comfortable. We will definitely be staying here again on our next visit to Sapelo Island. Lucy is wonderful and informative and even let us use her jeep to travel around the island. Sapelo is a treasure and we found a gem of place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what a dream vacation. Lucy is such a sweet and personable host, and her "retreat" apartment was perfect for our family with two small children. We had such a wonderful time here for 5 days in April. The beaches are stunning and the flora, fauna and history of the island are terrific, too.

The Retreat: Comfy and exactly as pictured, the one-bedroom apartment is on the third floor and is accessible from an outside staircase. We ate most of our meals on the balcony, which is lovely, surrounded by trees and lots of birds.

The Island: Lucy lets guests borrow a vehicle, which is perfect for accessing the beaches and checking out the island. Note that visiting the north part of the island needs a special permit or joining a tour. I'd recommend doing at least one tour to see more of the island and get a sense of the history. The water is calm, and I want to try kayaking next time.

Tips for things to bring: beach towels, lots of sunscreen, food (you can put it in a crate or cooler to bring on the ferry). There is a store on the island that sells basic food and sundries/supplies, as well as ice cream treats so you won't go hungry if you don't bring food, but you'll have more selection if you bring at least some of your food. There is also a gift shop in the Reynolds mansion.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent experience and Lucy took good care of my gurls

  • 5 of 5

Lucy took excellent care of my girls. Highly recommend

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying with Lucy and Mike! the apartment was perfect for us - had everything we needed - even wifi to the relief of the teenagers we had with us - the hot water also lasted log enough for several back to back showers. Having use of a car instead of just a golf cart was an extra perk. The island was amazing - beautiful and quiet. We checkecked out both beaches - the light house - the nature trails - Lula's kitchen - and the general store - all were lovely! We will absolutely be back

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lula, GA
5

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful change of pace! We spent our time walking the beautiful beaches, preparing delicious meals and just spending time together without the distractions and interruptions of a more developed, commercial location. The moss covered oak trees made for an unforgettable landscape. Lucy took us on a very informative tour of the north end. Having her vehicle at our disposal made all the difference.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah or Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Trough
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sapelo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Coastal Pines
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Savannah
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Ga. Hwy. 99
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Cabretta Beach

My Sapelo Retreat is on Sapelo Island which is 4 1/2 mi. from the mainland. On the Island there is only 1 small convenience store and a post office. Several of the things I have commented on are in the historic fishing village of Darien, a frequent overnight before the trip over to Sapelo. For instance, there is a great little salon and spa, Eternity Salon and Spa, in Darien. The restaurants I've commented on are in Darien and there is a fine gourmet wine and cheese store and wine bar there, Waterfront Wine and Gourmet on the waterfront on Broad Street. Some types of activities require hiring a guide, deep sea fishing, kayaking, scuba diving but I can connect you with the folks who do those things. Just ask! I'll be glad to answer your questions.

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Rates & Availability

Sapelo Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$750
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $30

$850.00 per week for 4 or more guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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