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Jekyll Beach - Terrapin Haven

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) NO PETS

Jekyll Island is state owned, and as such, development of the island is restricted to only 35% of the island creating a very quiet, laid-back atmosphere. If you want to 'get away from it all,' this is the place! The beaches are relatively undisturbed, and summer is a great time to see the huge sea turtles come onto the beach to lay their eggs.

This is a vacation rental that's large enough for the whole clan, yet comfortable for one or two, and it's located in the Jekyll Beach area. The home has lots of living areas, including a sunroom that's perfect for games and entertaining. The dining room table seats six, but if there are only two, just sit at the breakfast bar. Jekyll's newest wooden crossover to the beach is across the street. This house is on the west side of Beachview, and is approximately 100 yards from the beach.

There is a minimum rental of 4 nights required.

Come enjoy the beach!

Keywords: House, jekyll, beach, home, bungalo

More Details

Nancy Fazio
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Nancy Fazio chose Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island is a true beach vacation as I remember in the 80's. Jekyll has avoided the busy growth of nearby St. Simons, and as a state park, allows a quiet vacation experience.

What makes this house unique

Love to walk on the quiet beach with lots of areas with no crowds. I enjoy seeing the sea turtles, and even have deer in the yard in the evenings.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderfully quiet and peaceful family vacation! We loved it here.
Jul 2007
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Jekyll Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Absolutely NO PETS- family members have allergies! Washer & dryer available-launder towels as necessary to maintain clean towel supply.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) King sized bed in Master Bedroom., (1) Queen sized bed in one guest bedroom., Twin & double bed in 3rd bedroom and a porto-crib is available (stored in 3rd bedrm closet), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa in living room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Sleeper Sofa, Breakfast Bar, Kitchen open to Den. Picnic table on back Patio.


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(44 traveler reviews)

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Jekyll Beach - Terrapin Haven
average rating of 4.7045455 based on 52 reviews

Was clean & very roomy

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my family’s stay Great for all. Owner was Extremely helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always so pleased that our guests have enjoyed our home. Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.
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Comfortable, Clean, Spacious, Close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Terrapin Haven is a very spacious and clean home. There was plenty of kitchen supplies from pots and pans to dishes and glassware. Private backyard to the woods and had regular visit of deers, birds and squirrels. They were fun to watch. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. Perfect location to the beach and bike paths around the island. The cost and location of the home is very reasonable for a three bedroom home. We would rent this home again. Rate this a 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful area

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a family get together in this large comfortable home. Jekyll Island is a great peaceful family retreat. Very close to beach and rented bikes for ride to unique Driftwood Beach. Only reason house wasn't a 5 star was we had trouble with smoke alarm and it was missing supplies like dishwasher soap, extra toilet paper, garbage bags and paper towels.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our property. We are sorry you missed the info re. consumables in our rental agreement you received. "Toilet paper, soap, dish detergent, laundry soap, shampoos, and other consumables are to be provided by the tenant. " The homes rented by the realty agencies on the island also have this policy and they also do not provide linens or towels. For many years that we rented from them we had to provide/rent our linens. Our home provides linens. We also replace all batteries in Jan. when we stay. We are so happy to hear that our guests enjoyed the island and our home. Thanks again for your review.
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Lots of Space!

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Lots of space, great location to the beach, VERY quiet/private beach, great a/c system, outdoor shower was handy, tvs in bedrooms, saw deer nightly in the backyard

Cons: This is a great house for families and you can tell it has been the site of many memories (which is part of its charm), but with that being said, the bathrooms could use a good scrubbing- showers, toilet seats, windows etc. Also, the walls could use some attention, they are pretty grimy and beat up. A hose to rinse off beach gear would be nice as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We love sharing our home with others for all the reasons you stated. We try to prioritize our "projects", we have replaced many windows and doors and the AC. Our focus now is shifting to interior painting. We have a great cleaner and have had no complaints re. cleanliness. It is a comfortable and family friendly beach house. Glad you enjoyed our home.
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This home has everything a family needs to enjoy Jekyll Island. Owner is friendly and helpful. I can't imagine a more peaceful retreat. The beach decor is just right. We saw deer in the backyard in the mornings. Laundry room with outdoor shower right outside makes clean up after trips to the beach easy. We definitely plan to book again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Our guests' comments are so helpful to travelers considering a stay at our home. We are happy to hear that our guests find our home comfortable as they enjoy the island. We look forward to your return!
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Great location with easy walk to beach.

  • 5 of 5

I brought my children and grandchildren for a week a Jekyll. The house is well located and a short walk across the street to the beach. The air conditioning had a brief hiccup, but the owner called the repairman immediately and it was fixed within the day. Lots of space for 7 people.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review. We were so happy we were able to have the AC fixed for you. We had a service check/tune up in April and all looked well but you never know when issues might occur. We do have wonderful support in place for just such issues. Again thanks for your review. Reviews provide great info for future guests.
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Bird Watching; Sea Turtle Nesting Area; Summer Waves Water Park; Miles and miles of beach and bike trails, golfing at every level!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Transaction Fee $35
Tax Rate 15.0%

A deposit of 1/2 of total rent is due to reserve home with remaining 1/2 due two weeks prior to arrival. The deposit less $100 processing fee is refundable up to 45 days prior to check in when deposit becomes nonrefundable. Jekyll Island has a bed tax of 14% which will be added to all stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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