Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Jekyll Island, GA that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $118 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Jekyll Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Experience Jekyll Island at vacation home rentals

Over the centuries, the scenic shores of Jekyll Island have passed through many hands—from the indigenous people who once hunted in its marshes, to Spanish, French, and finally British settlers. All of these cultures have left their indelible imprint on the area, as visitors to the Jekyll Island National Historic District soon discover. A rich heritage, combined with golden beaches, endless activities, and fascinating wildlife have made this island a must-visit destination, while the availability of Jekyll Island vacation rentals to suit all tastes makes it easier than ever to start your adventure on the right foot.

History

Historic sites near Jekyll Island vacation homes

Jekyll Island has an array of fascinating heritage sites to delight the history buff. Vacation rentals are available near places like the Jekyll Island Museum, a local historic museum with former stables and tours of the island, and Horton House, a historic site with the remains of a tabby house and ruins of an old brewery. You could also visit the St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum, a historic coastal lighthouse with educational exhibits in a former keeper’s dwelling.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Jekyll Island vacation rentals

Open May through September, with hours of operation varying from month to month, Summer Waves Water Park is the perfect recipe for a fun-filled family day out. The park has an assortment of rides to please all ages, from lazy floats along a gentle river to high-octane slides designed to get the pulse pounding, and it also presents incredible views of the Jekyll River. The park also has a store where equipment and unique souvenirs can be purchased, as well as a snack bar that offers healthy treats—so you can while away the day with everything at your fingertips.

Activities

Things to do near Jekyll Island vacation homes

Thanks to its favorable climate and convenient location along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Jekyll Island boasts an enviable diversity of birdlife. Bird-enthusiasts can spot rare specimens, such as piping plovers and painted buntings, along the coast and in the wetlands, while ranger-led tours offer a fantastic introduction to bird-watching. These expeditions also provide an informative insight into local ecology and let you discover some of the region’s most celebrated natives, including bald eagles. A full schedule of tours is found online; exact routes may depend on the season.

Weather

Local weather for your trip to Jekyll Island vacation homes

Beach-lovers and water babies come to Jekyll Island in their droves during the summer, so Jekyll Island vacation rentals can be hard to come by in these months; book early to enjoy sizzling days on the sands, as average temperatures inch into the low 80s. Winters are short and temperate, with the days providing ideal conditions for outdoor exploration. Fall is the best time to visit Jekyll Island—temperatures are warm, days sunny, and cheap Jekyll Island vacation rentals easier to find. Trips to the beach are still on the cards, and you'll also benefit from off-season rates.

Natural features

Preserving Jekyll Island’s wildlife

Jekyll Island is home to the state’s only turtle rehabilitation center, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where an array of interactive exhibits educate visitors about these captivating creatures. The center is open daily, holidays excluded, and is a fabulous way to learn about the importance of coastal conservation. To learn more, why not head over to the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, where you can see snakes, alligators, horseshoe crabs, and more? Here, children and their parents will discover the intricate balance of the region’s ecology through tours, nature walks, and talks.

Beaches

Beach areas near Jekyll Island vacation homes

The beaches of Jekyll Island are one of its biggest draws. Vacation homes put you within reach of beach locales like Driftwood Beach, a picturesque beach on the island with numerous driftwood trees, and St. Andrews Picnic Area & Beach, a serene beach with nature trails and picnic areas with stunning water views. You could also visit Goulds Inlet, an inlet with a modest beach for fishing and bird-watching.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Jekyll Island

The nearest airport is in Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), located 42.3 mi (68.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), which is 13.7 mi (22 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Jekyll Island?

From high-end condos to inexpensive cottages, Vrbo has properties to suit every taste and budget. Here are some of the top vacation rentals in Jekyll Island:

  • "B Beach, Golf, Tennis And Fun For The Whole Family Sandy Toes And Salty Kisses B": If you're searching for somewhere in Southeastern United States with 3 bedrooms and plenty of style, this escape will tick your boxes. Amenities include a microwave oven and a TV.
  • "Sandy Toes Salty Kisses An And B Beach Golf Tennis Biking And Fun": Put your bags down and your weary feet up at this popular getaway in Coastal Georgia. It comes with 4 bedrooms, a microwave oven, massage treatments and more.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Jekyll Island vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Jekyll Island?

Nothing's better than squeezing in a quick break to blow away the cobwebs. Pack your carry-on bag and take five at one of these enticing weekend getaways in and around Jekyll Island:

  • Located 7 miles to the north of central Jekyll Island, "Come Relax Large, Comfy Condo With Everything You Need" appeals to nature buffs and adventurous types. Get out and explore nearby outdoor attractions, such as Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge and Altamaha River BioReserve. Then, take the opportunity to try horse riding or fishing.
  • Alternatively, make your home away from home at "7 Miles Of Uninhabited Beaches. Come To Sapelo Island". Use it as a base to unwind, or get active and try snorkeling and kayaking. When you're ready to explore some nearby attractions, plan a visit to Coastal Pines Golf Club and Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park. This fantastic vacation rental is around 30 miles north of Jekyll Island.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Jekyll Island?

Usually small in size, easy on the wallet and conveniently located, it's easy to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Make yourself comfortable in one of these options and experience the culture of Jekyll Island up close:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "7 Miles Of Uninhabited Beaches. Come To Sapelo Island". This vacation rental is a fantastic base for seeing the sights and comes with amenities including a stovetop and heating.
  • "Beautiful Marsh And River Views Perfect Coastal Cottage" is another attractive choice. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of a microwave oven, a fridge and more.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you amused around Jekyll Island. Interested in cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Altama Gallery and Theatre Dublin.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Jekyll Island?

Finding a short-term rental in and around Jekyll Island won't be a problem if you only have a weekend free. Whether you're seeking an apartment for you alone or a vacation home for all your relatives, you'll find a place to suit on Vrbo. Here are a handful of our top picks:

  • Conveniently situated within easy reach of popular attractions like Little Ocmulgee State Park, "Beautiful Marsh And River Views Perfect Coastal Cottage" will make the perfect home away from home in Jekyll Island.
  • "Mermaid Cottage Private Heated Pool" is another excellent option that accepts short-term guests. Get the most out of your whirlwind visit by exploring local sights, including Wallace Adams Golf Course.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Jekyll Island?

Forget about flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your sweetie. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Jekyll Island that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Put on some soft tunes and kick back together at "4 Level Luxury Cottage On East Beach". Around 6 miles from Jekyll Island, this property has all you need for a romantic weekend getaway, including beach sun loungers and a nearby marina.
  • Otherwise, spend a few magical days drinking wine and canoodling at "Newer Construction - Short Walk To Beach", around 6 miles from Jekyll Island. Beauty services and a fireplace will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Jekyll Island?

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Jekyll Island and don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "4 Level Luxury Cottage On East Beach". Up to 16 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 7 bedrooms, a beach view and a water view. You'll discover it around 6 miles to the northeast of Jekyll Island.
  • "Newer Construction - Short Walk To Beach" is another impressive option. It's around 6 miles to the north of Jekyll Island, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 16 guests. A swimming pool and a water park are among the things designed to make your group vacation even more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Jekyll Island?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is one of the most coveted. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Jekyll Island and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable pizza slice:

  • Welcome to "All New Mattresses 3 Bedroom Beach House 1", where your biggest priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a nearby laundromat and a living room help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • Otherwise, spend your break at "Great Location Great House". Along with an invigorating pool, you'll also have use of cable/satellite TV services and a DVD player.

Jekyll Island has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 90 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Jekyll Island vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Jekyll Island?

Comfort, privacy and space are all key ingredients for a successful family getaway, and Vrbo's range of large family vacation rentals in and around Jekyll Island offer an ideal solution. Here are a few for starters:

  • Make special vacation memories at "4 Level Luxury Cottage On East Beach". Featuring 7 bedrooms sleeping up to 16 guests, this spacious retreat is located 6 miles to the northeast of Jekyll Island. There are loads of amenities to make use of here, such as free toiletries and childrens activities.
  • "Newer Construction - Short Walk To Beach" is another good option with 6 bedrooms accommodating up to 16 guests. Offering plenty of creature comforts like on-site watersports and nearby birdwatching activities, you'll find this property 6 miles to the north of Jekyll Island.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Jekyll Island?

Nothing is more important than family, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Jekyll Island and hang out with the people you love:

  • "Cabin - Dragonfly Cove Located 121 Warde St Brunswick" - Enjoy fun times with your crew at this escape, which is around 7 miles northwest of central Jekyll Island. Nearby birdwatching activities and beach sun loungers are some of its family-friendly amenities.
  • "Historic, Renovated Rum Runner's Cabin At Emma's Driftwood Farm W" - Another fabulous option, this rental comes with a smart TV, pet-friendly facilities and more. You'll find it around 25 miles to the north of Jekyll Island.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Jekyll Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Jekyll Island?

Go for a dip anytime the mood strikes when you choose one of our large rental houses with an indoor pool. Grab your swimsuit and check out these escapes in or near Jekyll Island that boast this premium perk:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people, "Riverfront, Luxurious, Recently Renovated Home" is the ideal place to enjoy some downtime with your friends or family. Make use of this property's host of amenities, such as a swimming pool and a garden.
  • In addition to its swish indoor pool, "Savannah Cottage - Ocean Front Pool W" features a fireplace and a swimming pool. It has 3 bedrooms that can cater for up to 8 guests, so you can bring your entire gang along.

If you're curious about other options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Jekyll Island vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.