Paradise Island Getaway - Driftwood

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Lovely home nestled beneath some of Jekylls famous Oaks


Last updated: 12/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Driftwood is a marvelous vacation home on a unique and totally beautiful island. The house is located on a lovely quiet street two blocks from the ocean on the east and two blocks from the golf complex on the west.

The owners of Driftwood bought the house in 2004 and live there for four winter months. They have done extensive remodeling and refurbishing which includes new appliances, a new air conditioning/heating system, new windows and sliding doors, another bathroom was added, the furnishings are all new and the kitchen/dining room area is newly tiled.

The home layout is wonderful for several couples or extended families.

There are two large master bedrooms suites on either end of the house, a comfortable living room with modern updated furniture, the spacious dining room is perfect for families with a large table that easily seats 8, and a two car attached garage with an adjacent patio makes a very convenient outdoor gathering area for guests and friends. There is also an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water. A great addition to wash the sand off.

For the convenience of the guests there are 5 TVs, 5 DVD/VCRs, unlimited free long distance to the US and wireless internet access. To help insure cleanliness and to prevent allergic reactions neither smoking nor pets are allowed in the house.

The island is perhaps best known for its use as an exclusive get away for the super rich during the “Gilded Age” of America. In 1886 the Jekyll Island Club was established as a destination for the families of millionaires including the Rockefellers, Astors, Vanderbilts. Morgans, Pulitzers, and Macys who used this paradise as a most exclusive retreat.

Now the paradise is a state park, frozen in time. The cottages of the millionaires and their hotel are preserved in the Historic District plus a museum and some wonderful shops all for your enjoyment. Enjoy, too, the eight miles of unspoiled beach guarded by the dunes on this barrier island.

Enjoy the twenty miles plus of bike paths that encircle the island. Enjoy the fantastic golf courses, three challenging 18 hole courses in beautifully natural settings with no houses or condos on them. There is also the original nine hole Walter Travis designed course, a links style layout built by the millionaires.

You will love the limited development of the island which is by law kept 65% forever wild. There are no signal lights, no traffic tie ups and no malls (only a few small shops, restaurants and stores).

Play at the water park or the 36 hole miniature golf course, visit the new Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the ruins of the historic Horton House the colonial home of the island’s first English settler.

Summer weeks, May through August always book first, many people come then for the beach, the sea breeze and summer fun.

For others their choice time of the year is the fall, when the sky is blue, the ocean warm, the weather more temperate and the island free of vacationing school children. You will find Driftwood is a great place to stay as you enjoy life to the fullest on “Georgia’s Jewel”

Our special home is managed through Parker-Kaufman, Realtors and their office is located in the Jekyll Island Shopping Center. To make a reservation, please contact their office. During the summer, we rent on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday.

During the off-season, we can be more flexible with our dates. For last minute weekly reservations (3 weeks or less prior to your arrival) we will offer 25% off your rental booking fee. We will consider shorter stays (minimum of 3 nights) 10-14 days prior to your arrival pro-rated based on the regular in-season or off-season rates.

A 50% deposit is required within 7-10 days of booking a reservation. This can be done with credit card or mailing a personal check or money order.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please remember there are no linens provided. The beds will have a mattress pad, pillows and a decorative cover (blankets are available). There no sheets, pillow cases, hand/bath towels included in rental. Parker-Kaufman offers a linen rental service or you may bring your own. Linen orders must be placed 2 weeks prior to arrival....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


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


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    call free to the US...moreless

  • Garage:

    full garage...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Living room with TV...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked with all you will need to prepare meals, from crock pot to spices....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    a nice patio with a table and seating for eight....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016 Fall Rates
Aug 6 - Dec 31, 2016
7 night min stay

Jan 1 - Mar 3, 2017
7 night min stay

Mar 4 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 3 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Aug 5 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Reservation fee $20
  • Tax Rate 12%


Beautiful home with a short walk to the beaches and golf course. Please remember linens are not provided.

Parker-Kaufman has a linen rental service if you do not want to bring your own.

Visa, Master Card & Discover. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 12/03/2016
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Red Bug Motors (Golf Cart Rentals), Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Segway Tours, Jekyll Island Club National Historic District, Tours of Millionaire's Homes, Geo Caching, Tidelands Nature Center, Summer Waves Water Park, Dolphin & Fishing Charters, Lets Go Shrimping - Commercial Shrimp Boat Charter, Emerald Princess Casino Ship, 20 Miles of Bike Trails, Birding & Nature Walking Tours, Carriage Rides, Large Fishing Pier, Crabbing.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: My wife and I 'discovered' Jekyll island in 1996, visiting my son and his family while they were stationed in Fort Stewart,Ga. we went on a day trip to the beach on Jekyll Island and immediately fell in love with this park. We vacationed here annually until we retired in 2002. In 2004 we bought Drifwood and come here every winter for 4 months. We return to the Corning, NY area for the remainder of the year and rent out Driftwood. Our guests all love the house and the vacation life on Jekyll. Parker-Kaufman Realty does a wonderful job for us of supervising the maintenance and rental of Driftwood while we are away.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/03/2016

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  • Lovely home nestled beneath some of Jekylls famous Oaks

    Lovely home nestled beneath some of Jekylls famous Oaks

  • Enjoy your favorite TV shows

    Enjoy your favorite TV shows

  • Lots of room at the dining table

    Lots of room at the dining table

  • Main master bedroom with king

    Main master bedroom with king

  • Step down master bedroom

    Step down master bedroom

  • Enclosed Garage

    Enclosed Garage

  • Spacious Living Room

    Spacious Living Room

  • Separate Dining Area with a View of the Back Yard and Back Patio Access

    Separate Dining Area with a View of the Back Yard and Back Patio Access

  • Well equiped kitchen with breakfast area.

    Well equiped kitchen with breakfast area.

  • Main master bedroom

    Main master bedroom

  • Step down master bedroom wing.

    Step down master bedroom wing.

  • Patio


  • Easy to wash off that beach sand with outdoor shower.(hot & cold water)

    Easy to wash off that beach sand with outdoor shower.(hot & cold water)

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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