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Charming Oceanside 2Br. Villa, Only steps to the Beach, Villas by the Sea Resort

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 995 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 31 nights


About the property

2 BR, 1 Full BA, 1 Half BA, NEW Comfy Queen Sleeper Sofa ( sleeps up to 6)

We've just added a NEW Sofa Queen Sleeper and Love seat, and area rugs as well as New Twin XL mattresses in 2nd bedroom. Our Villa is situated in an Enchanting Oceanfront Resort Complex of privately owned Villas on the northern end of historic Jekyll Island. The pool is right outside the back door. The kiddie pool, snack shack, gift shop, lounge, and restaurant are all in the same area. This 2 bedroom, 1 and 1/2 bath unit can accommodate up to 6 persons. The master bedroom is upstairs and overlooks the pool and has a queen bed. The 2nd bedroom just down the hall has 2 Extra Long twin beds. Downstairs you will find a large well equipped kitchen, 1/2 bath, dining room and beautiful family room with great pool view. Overstuffed Large Sofa can be used as a sleeper for children or small adults. Perfect for families with children. The Villas by the Sea is a beautiful Oceanfront Resort, tastefully landscaped and well maintained, much like a picturesque painting, with huge live oaks and Spanish moss. The beach is a short football field walk away from your back door.

Casino, Cruise, Dancing Anyone?? : Want a great afternoon or evening playing the slots, the tables, or a little roulette? Well the Emerald Princess Casino Cruise ship is just a short 15 minute drive away. All ticket prices include: Scenic cruise, dining, music, dancing, access to casino gaming and a return-to-port snack. Located on 2 levels, the fabulous casino includes seven Blackjack tables, two Emerald Princess Stud Poker tables, over 130 slot machines (nickels, quarters, dollars and five dollar slots), Roulette, Craps, and Video Blackjack.

North Beach Tides are High: The Villas by the Sea complex is located on the north end of Jekyll Island. The tidal stream moves from North to South and over time washes the sand to the southern portion of the island. The beach therefore is very wide on the southern part of the Island and narrow on the north. In order to enjoy the beach to the fullest, please make note of the Low Tide times and plan your beach excursions around those times. This may mean beach in the morning and the pool in the afternoon or vice versa. You should normally have 4 - 6 hours of beach time daily. When the tide is high, there is still a portion of beach available for sun bathing and play, but it is located behind the barrier rocks that prevent additional erosion of the dunes. You can of course enjoy the beach during any time of the day by driving only a few minutes to the public beach areas. There you will find a sand bar that stretches 2000 feet out to sea. The children love this part of the beach.

Driftwood Beach: Directly North of the Villas Resort is Driftwood Beach, voted the 5th most romantic beach in the world by Travelocity. It is truly a magnificent section of beach. From Travelocity, 'Emerging from under a canopy of oak trees, one happens upon this isolated stretch of beach and can walk (or ride one of the island horses) among the massive twisted shapes. As if an open-air gallery full of sculpture, this place is an organic exhibition and no two visits are the same. If you're lucky, you may witness a dolphin swimming by. The light here is dominated by golden hues and is beautiful throughout the day, although sunsets are poetic and often set the horizon ablaze with a display of fiery crimson, orange and bold yellow. The St. Simons lighthouse off in the distance serves as a reminder that the world beyond is at once near and far.'

More Details

Boyd Smith
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018

About Boyd Smith

From Athens Ga, home of the University of Ga. Graduate of UGA, Real Estate Developer, Agent & property manager in Athens and Licensed Residential Contractor.

Boyd Smith purchased this villa in 2005

Why Boyd Smith chose Jekyll Island

We always went to Jekyll as a family when I was a kid for the Elks club convention. I had great memories of times there and it is one of the very few places that has really not changed that much in 40 years. There is a certain peacefulness at Jekyll.

What makes this villa unique

Its like stepping back in time. NO stop lights or chain stores. NO fast food (oh except there is a DQ now) or glitz. Plenty to do though - Biking, golf, tennis, the beach, water park , and on and on and on

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a lovely, lovely time we had at your Villa. It was restful and the weather was lovely. We had a delightful afternoon on Saturday exploring the Historic Village. I had been there several times but this was the first time I wandered and learned.

We had a great meal at Driftwood Bistro there on the property. We also enjoyed the Rah-Bar (she crab soup) and an OOK meal at Iguana's on St. Simons.

The condo was delightful and so nice. What a pleasure!
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 995 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Downstairs
  • Large, bright, and clean Full bathroom upstairs, newly added 1/2 bath downstairs. Also, a vanity sink is located in the Master Bedroom for additional convenience. Towels provided at check in as part of your stay and included in the price. Additional or Daily maid service is available for an additional fee, payable at check in.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Vanity in Room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , These are XL twins, same length as Full beds
    Sleeper Sofa in Living Room - 1 large double bed , New pull out sleeper sofa. Pretty comfortable generally.
  • The master bedroom is located on the second floor and overlooks the pool. There is a large vanity and sink, a 36" flat Screen TV w/ remote. Room is decorated w/ bright beach colors. The second bedroom is just down the hall and has 2 Long Twin beds. There is a Flat Screen TV in the second bedroom. The bath is located between the two bedrooms. There is a New large sofa in the downstairs family room and is a Pull out Queen Sleeper. It is much more comfortable that the old style sleepers and I personally have found it very comfortable. You will need to request linens for the sleeper at check in. Towels are provided as part of your stay and included in your price. Additional or Daily maid service is available for an additional fee, payable at check in.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming Oceanside 2Br. Villa, Only steps to the Beach, Villas by the Sea Resort
average rating of 4.923077 based on 57 reviews

Wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

If you are debating which Villa to book - Pick this one! You will be overjoyed with it.

I have stayed at Villas by the Sea several times in the past and this is by far the best unit in the complex. It's been lovingly maintained and remodeled to perfection.

My boys raved about how comfortable their beds were and I loved the master suite with it's very own sink and vanity. We enjoyed a spectacular view of the pool and charming landscaping around it...our very own "Backyard Paradise" during our stay. Also the lobby and on site restaurant where just steps away.

As always, the staff of Villas by the Sea where kind and courteous. Everything was in order with the grounds and the complex.

The owner is very prompt, professional, and above all else friendly in communications. He stayed in contact after I made reservations and also sent the most helpful information about the area and attractions. He also checked in after our stay to make sure we had a wonderful time...which we did.

Again, from someone who has stayed at four different units at Villas by the Sea this is the very best one...I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

The Villas was the perfect get away for us. The condo was clean and comfortable. The bathroom appeared newly renovated and the well kept pool just steps away from the back door. Jekyll Island has been a favorite springtime retreat for our family. Biking the island and discovering the beaches is a great way to relax. We hope to visit here again.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear this guest enjoyed the Villa and the pool view. We often leave the bedroom sliding door open and fall asleep listening to the water fall. Additionally, we had completely remodeled the Bath in 2016 and its been a big hit with guests as it has a 5 Star hotel feel to it now. Another happy guest!
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Douglasville, GA

Greetings From Jekyll Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to the island and we were not disappointed. Despite being a stroll away from the beach, the amenities were complete with everything to make us feel right at home. Also, the hotel like services were available with great on property dining and ample fitness room. The only complaints were the dated carpeting and automatic bathroom fan/light. But, the secluded and very intimate setting just off the Atlantic Ocean with a beautiful blue and white sky during the day and the calming peaceful nights assuaged our concerns to nothing... Looking forward to our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 13/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always happy to hear that newcomers to Jekyll love it just as we do. It is a special and unique place. Also happy to hear that our Villa was accommodating to our guests. Each year we try to upgrade some aspect of the property and in recent years that has been furnishings and Bathroom renovations. We do strive to keep the carpeting cleaned often, but I will certainly take a look at that for a possible near future upgrade. The automatic fan is a necessity, as without it, we have found that the guests either fail to use it at all or leave it running constantly. We had not considered it a problem as it is very quiet and cuts off after 15 minutes, but unfortyunantly it was bothersome to these guests. Glad they had an overall great visit and we be returning!
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Great family environment

  • 4 of 5

Easy to relax as a family here! :)

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it! The grounds crew really do a wonderful job keeping everything so neat.

  • 5 of 5

All the staff members we came in contact with were so friendly. We love the unit and all the grounds. The boardwalk was great! We definitely would stay here again. Oh, and we found the "Driftwood Bistro" to have the best food. We had no need to get in car to find a place to eat dinner, just a few steps away.

  • Review Submitted: 02/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Close to All Your Needs

  • 4 of 5

Our vacation did NOT start off as good as expected. We arrived at the Villa at 3:40 and began to check in. When we arrived, they did begin to process our "check-in" but said our unit wasn't ready yet. I knew check-in wasn't until 4:00, so I said, "Oh, OK. So come back at 4:00?" The guy, "Chris" at the counter said in a harsh voice, "I don't know. I said your unit isn't ready yet!". That actually made me upset, because we should have had access to the property at 4:00. I called Mr. Smith who assured me they weren't doing it on purpose and said that, "that" had never happened before. I asked for the key and promised not to go in until the Villa was ready but Chris told me that I could "sue if I went in and the Villa wasn't ready". All I really wanted to do was go to the beach, hang out, and "chill" without having to hang around the lobby to wait for the cleaners to get out of the villa. I spoke to several people after 4:00, but everyone said there was "nothing they could do". Chris told another employee that the people in the unit before us had an extended stay and they needed to do a deep cleaning. He never told that to us. If he had, perhaps we wouldn't have been so upset. Needless to say, we had to hang out in the lobby until our Villa was ready almost an hour past check-in.

Once we got into the Villa, it was as expected. The Villa was clean and tidy with plenty of space for four women to enjoy "Girl Time". The extra half bath down stairs was great. The sink in the master helped with getting ready. The kitchen was perfect for us to prepare breakfast and lunch every day. We ate dinners out and about. We even ate at the restaurant on the property one was delicious. When they ask if you want the half or whole plate...go for the half.

The location of the Villa is perfect. We walked along the beach toward the driftwood area plenty of times. We relaxed on the Villa boardwalk some as well. We didn't swim in the pool because it was a bit too chilly for us, but it was very convenient.

The island is small so getting around is not a problem. We went shopping some and even went on a dolphin tour. We didn't know it was dolphin mating season, so we got to see extra bits of dolphins that no one should have to see on a girl trip.

In general, the experience was good. We talked to the manager when we left and they offered to refund the cleaning fee but Mr. Boyd paid it so the refund would have gone to him instead. I guess we lost an hour.

  • Review Submitted: 20/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is unfortunate that our guest was unable to check into the Villa on time, but if the previous nights guest was late departing, it's just very difficult to catch up. The Staff can not just physically remove a guest from a room, they have to follow procedure. Nonetheless, it sounds as if the front desk personnel could have done a better job explaining the situation and with his demeanor. I know at check in time things can be crazy, but a smile and pleasant comment can go a long way. It is policy not to allow guests to enter the Villa until it has been completely cleaned and inspected, just too much potential for additional problems to arise. In my 15 Years as an owner, this was the 1st time I was made aware of this happening at my Villa, but I know its happened to me on several occasions, even at the likes of Marriott, Holiday Inn, and others. Its the nature of the beast. I am pleased that the remainder of their stay was nice and as expected and without incident and that hopefully they were able to unwind and relax after the initial ruffled feathers. I believe if you were to peruse the other nearly 50 reviews on our site, you will find that a completely pleasant experience is the norm and that this guests check-in encounter was a very unusual occurrence.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Jacksonville, Florida
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Driftwood Bistro, Villas by The Sea Lobby
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Sapelo Sound, Ga
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Jekyll Island
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Jacksonville, Florida
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-95 @ Brunswick
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Driftwood Bistro, Villas by the Sea Lobby
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Jekyll Island
Car: recommended

Jekyll Island was the winter home for the wealthiest families in America during the Gilded Age. Since 1947 the Island has been owned by the State of Georgia. For this reason, it remains timeless in many ways. If your looking for glitz, you'll need to drive to Brunswick or Jacksonville, as Jekyll Island is still a quaint little village where traffic and stress are rarely found. On the island you will enjoy golf a plenty, a fantastic water park, historic homes & shops, a full service marina, bike & walking paths, excellent dining, Putt Putt Golf, fishing on the beach or pier, horse back riding, and of course all that goes along with the magnificent Atlantic Ocean and beach.

Other Activities: Turtle & Bird watching in season


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Jekyll Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day Weekend Fri-Mon
25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
28 May 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
1 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend, Fri-Mon
30 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Fall 2018
4 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
Ga/FL 3 Nite Weekend
25 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Late Fall
29 Oct 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
December 2018
25 Nov 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
3 Night New Years Eve
29 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Winter 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
31 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$58.67 + Tax
Tax Rate 17.0%

Cleaning fee will be included on all Rentals
**A $45 Cleaning fee included in all rental quotes.
***5% resort fee is included in rental pricing. Covers amenities such as Bathroom Toiletries, kitchen soap, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, upgraded linens & towels, FREE WIFI, Resort workout facility, playground equipment, access to pool & kiddie pool, boardwalks, and FREE Movie rentals

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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