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Leave the world behind. Come to Sapelo Island.

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),private deck

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

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Go for this casual wild place and experience personal renewal .When relieved of 24 hr. stores, malls, traffic, light pollution, noise pollution and just too many people our guests often speak of feeling renewed. 7 miles of beach, many miles available to walk or bike and no crime. Bikes and a vehicle go with the rental. Evening meals available through local caterers.

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, in addition there bunk beds for two built into a niche outside the bedroom, 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, it is a good idea to bring at least some food with you, You may have some or all of your meals catered to My Sapelo Retreat and 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, peaceful, serenity, renewal,restoration.

More Details

Owner
Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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.

Why Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers chose Sapelo Island

It is an attractive, cozy spot that guests seem to love and return to. Has all the modern conveniences including wifi .

What makes this apartment unique

Experience the "Aaahhhh" of stress relief from the mainland world's hectic pace. Guests use peaceful, tranquil and soul filling to describe their visits here. Their words, "There is nothing like it." " I went from a human doing to becoming a human being again."

Map

Fort King George State Historic Site
"Nice historic site tells the story of the Scots' Highlanders regiments sent by King George, ..."
BJ's Shrimp and Steakhouse
"Absolutely the BEST FRIED SHRIMP in our area. Not much to look at, I know, but this is THE ..."
Skipper's Fish Camp
"Skipper's is a favorite spot. Located on the river it has an oyster bar (in season) and sen..."
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.

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
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • 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:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

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Leave the world behind. Come to Sapelo Island.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 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: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first. Can't wait to come back

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brotts, for being the perfect guests you are and for staying with us. We are ready to have you back tomorrow or at any time of your choice.
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5

Over and Over

  • 5 of 5

I think this is the third time staying with Lucy and Mike. We have stayed at other places on Sapelo, but this is by far the best. The use of the vehicle is worth the cost to stay. Sapelo is beautiful and if you really want to enjoy and explore at your convenience having a vehicle is great. Mike has been on the Island for 32 years so he and Lucy know there way around as well as anyone. The upstairs apartment is always immaculate. 4 is plenty comfortable but you could do 6. It's fully stocked with everything you will need, even wifi. But the main attraction is Sapelo. Other Island vacations tout relaxation and slow pace, but they can not compare to Sapelo. Not too many places do you pull over to let the horse, whose walking straight down the middle of the road, get by. From Caberretta Beach to the Reynolds Mansion and Nanny Goat Beach you can traverse the Island and really step back to days that were a little slower. We will be back next year and the year after....

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

No matter how many times we come it is always fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We have been to Sapelo several times. Every time we come we are blown away by the peacefulness and the ability to get away from it all. In all of our visits we have never stayed anywhere else. This seems like home to us and we love it!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The rental was immaculate and had everything we needed. The island was just amazing. We were given. Car to drive around and loved looking at all the island had to offer. The beach was calm and often we were the only ones in sight. It was like having our own private beach. At low tide, you could walk around and find beautiful shells and sand dollars all over. The water was a bit murky at times, but beautiful to relax by, read, and enjoy the sun. The owner was so helpful and offered some information. About the island along with pretty much anu thing you would need for your trip. My only regret is that I didn't book for longer. It was so relaxing and such an interesting place!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Leaves You Wanting to Stay Longer

  • 5 of 5

What an outstanding experience! The apartment is perfect. From the time Lucy picked us up at the dock to the time she dropped us off, she was an exceptional host. She made sure we had everything we needed. She has beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, bikes, absolutely anything you could need for the beach. The use of her vehicle to explore the island is the icing on the cake! Thanks Lucy for a wonderful and memorable beach vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.0%

$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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