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'Aloft' on Jekyll Island

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

We invite you to visit 'ALOFT.' We're located in a state park, and only 35% of Jekyll Island can be developed. We are surrounded by marshlands and the sea. Our property is situated on a quiet street, nestled between the marshlands and stately oak and pine forests. This beautiful 900 square foot loft has a private entrance and on-site parking for one vehicle..

Just one minute away you'll discover the 18 miles of bike trails surrounding the island. You can bike to the fishing pier and beach and arrive in five minutes. Or, you may want to visit the Historic District, where over 300 millionaires once lived. They built homes and a Club House on our island, beginning in 1888. They typically spent 3-5 months down here yearly for the next 54 years. Their homes are being restored and many can be visited and appreciated.

We also have a world renowned Sea Turtle Center, where injured and sick turtles are flown in for surgeries and rehabilitation, and later released back to the sea. Bike toward the south and visit the Tidelands Nature Center, enjoy bird and wildlife viewing, or swim and sunbath on our 12 miles of white sand beaches. We have a seasonal Summer Waves Water Park, four famous golf courses, Red-bug Motorcar rentals, and carriage rides and trolley tours. Also, for the adventurous, scout out the hideaways of our local alligators! All this and so much more!

All activities are within minutes. Bed linens, towels and kitchen items are furnished. You bring food, toiletries and enjoy.

A 50% deposit is required for all stays and the balance is due 14 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable but may be used to change/reserve dates (pending availability) for up to one year after the original reservation date. Reservations less than 14 days prior to arrival require payment in full. A two night minimum stay is required. Click "Ask Owner" for a customized quote for stays of longer that 30 nights. VRBO quotes for stays longer than 30 days do not accurately calculate tax rates and other factors

"Aloft" is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in between the Jekyll Island airport and the campground. That puts us 5 to 10 minutes from the Jekyll Island beaches by car. Bicycle paths start one block from the house.

Also, you should know that "Aloft" is an open and airy unit with lots of natural light. It has a private entrance through our garage. You may hear the garage door open and close at 6:30 or so in the morning during the days of Monday through Friday (also some occasional weekend days) as that is the time that we go to work. That has not bothered most of our guests, but we don't want that to be a surprise. Otherwise the unit is very quiet. Kitchen facilities are limited. Cooking facilities are a toaster oven, a two burner hot-plate and a microwave. The refrigerator is hotel sized.

Please let us know if you have any additional questions and if "Aloft" will work for you.

We await you at 'ALOFT' on Jekyll Island: 'Georgia's Jewel.'

Keywords: Studio Loft

More Details

Owner
Michael Mueller
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

About Michael Mueller

Pam and Michael Mueller have lived in coastal Georgia for ten years. They met here in 1988, while studying law enforcement at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA. At that point, they made a pact that if they were to marry one day, they would return to live in the Golden Isles. Seven years later their dreams came true! Michael continues working with law enforcement, now teaching Physical Training to Homeland Security students at FLETC. Pamela has become a children's author. She has written eight award-winning books and will release her first adult book in 2010. The Muellers bought a home with an 'undeveloped' loft and decided to refurbish it and turn it into a rental unit. This has turned into a delightful abode, and they very much enjoy sharing their little piece of paradise with others.

Michael Mueller purchased this studio in 2009

Why Michael Mueller chose Jekyll Island

We remodeled the loft of our residence for our frequent guests and visiting family. When it is not occupied, we wanted to rent it out and share the magic of Jekyll Island with others who yearn to spend their free time in 'splendid paradise,' which incidentally, is the title of Pamela's new book and tells the story of Jekyll Island.

What makes this studio unique

Benefits are mentioned in above information.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Today was one of the most beautiful days we can remember. We saw the most beautiful birds (painted buntings) that we have wanted to see for a very long time. The beauty of Jekyll Island is like none other! Your home and "Aloft" is awesome!! I assure you, we will be back! Thank you for providing such a wonderful space to decompress.
Apr 2010
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Amenities

Jekyll Island Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 'Aloft' contains one futon and one air bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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'Aloft' on Jekyll Island
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 66 reviews
5

Quaint and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Aloft is a great place to stay on Jekyll Island! Quaint and cozy! Everything you need for a little R and R! Mike and Pam are great hosts! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique, large and private; cordial hosts

  • 5 of 5

Nice place ! Thanks for the hospitality.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very large loft with plenty of space. Patio was a surprise in the trees.

Perfect for your Jekyll stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem on a Golden Isle

  • 5 of 5

What a special place! We loved our stay at Aloft and plan on returning the next time we travel to Jekyll Island. Michael and Pamela are excellent hosts, making us feel welcome and providing a charming studio with everything we could need. Michael even arrived with flashlights for us to use when the power went out the first night of our stay. We used the bikes to explore the island and had a great early morning walk along Driftwood Beach. As many others have said, the space is bigger than expected and is very well appointed. Quiet, relaxing, and utterly charming. We look forward to returning on a future visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Welcome basket was a nice touch. Room is much bigger that photos indicate.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Loved the Aloft...

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay at the Aloft. Very quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. Everything we needed to make our stay at Jekyll Island enjoyable and relaxing. Will definitely stay at the Aloft again...

  • Submitted: May 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
1.5 Miles
Jekyll Island airport (09J)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Jekyll Island Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Jessup, GA
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
I-5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Driftwood Bistro
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Jekyll Island beaches
Car: recommended

Five minutes from Jekyll Island Historic District. For 54 years, from the Gilded Age to WWII, Jekyll Island was the second home to more than 300 Millionaires, who spent 3-5 months in their 'cottages' here. Their homes have been restored and offer an amazing glimpse into the past.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The long term (over 30 days) stay sales and lodging tax is only 3% on Jekyll Island. Please contact Michael Mueller (mike@kiskalore.com) for long term stay payment arrangements prior to booking "Aloft" as VRBO does not have a variable tax collection option.

"Aloft" is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in between the Jekyll Island airport and the campground. That puts us 5 to 10 minutes from the Jekyll Island beaches by car. Bicycle paths start one block from the house.

Also, you should know that "Aloft" is an open and airy unit with lots of natural light. It has a private entrance through our garage. You may hear the garage door open and close at 6:30 or so in the morning during the days of Monday through Friday as that is the time that we go to work. That has not bothered most of our guests, but we don't want that to be a surprise. Otherwise the unit is very quiet. Kitchen facilities are limited. Cooking facilities are a toaster oven, a two burner hot-plate and a microwave. The refrigerator is hotel sized.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions and if "Aloft" will work for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.