Garage and deckGreat Room
Jekyll Island Beach House
12 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
12 guests
4 bedrooms
9 beds
3.5 baths
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The space

"Ocean Retreat" is a beautifully decorated cottage with four bedrooms, three and a half baths, a large living room with cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and wide-screen TV, a sun room, a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room, sun-decks with ocean views, and a double garage. It's the second house from the beach (about 80 yards away)

BEDS: one king, two queen, trundle bed (king or two singles), bunk bed, and two sofa beds. Accommodates as many as fourteen. Note however that four of the fourteen berths share the "crews quarters" with the washer and dryer, and may be a bit crowded if all four beds are occupied. Good place to park the children!

Amenities include a microwave and dishwasher, washer and dryer, six cable TVs (five of them are "smart" TVs, including the large-screen TV in the Great Room), two VCRs, one DVD, WiFi, unlimited domestic long distance calling, and heated pool privileges (at the Days Inn). NO PETS, NO SMOKING.

Available year-round for weekly rentals (with discounts for two weeks or more). Daily rentals (minimum of three days) may be available in low season months, and possibly during high season (on late bookings). Weekly rental rates range from $1900 (low season) to $2600 (high season), taxes included.

During high season (March, April, May, June, July, and most of August) rentals are on a weekly basis only, from Saturday night through Friday night, except when vacancies exist on short notice.

"Ocean Retreat" is a "housekeeping cottage," meaning that you will need to supply your own linens or rent them. If you choose to rent linens, we will supply you with the website of the linen rental company that services our cottage. You will also need to supply your own paper products (toilet tissue, paper towels, etc), detergents, soaps, and toiletries.

"Ocean Retreat" is ideal for family gatherings, girl getaways, corporate retreats, romance, rest, and good times.

Jekyll Island is a state park with a National Historic District (the Jekyll Island Club and cottages of the rich and famous), fantastic beaches, first-rate golf courses (three and a half of them), tennis, bike paths, a water park (in season), a nature center with guided kayaking tours, guided and do-it-yourself nature walks, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, dolphin cruises, fishing (there's a fishing pier and many charter boats), horse-back riding (on Driftwood Beach), bird-watching, and great restaurants. It is remarkable for the blessed absence of McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy’s, Kmart, Walmart, and other such travesties. With two-thirds of the island is in its natural state (by State mandate), Jekyll Island is truly a retreat.

Our personal favorite day trips from Jekyll Island include Okephenokee Swamp (about one and a half hours away), Cumberland Island National Seashore (accessible by boat only from St. Marys -- about an hour away -- reservations suggested), Savannah (one and a half hours), Brunswick, Saint Simons Island (esp. Fort Frederica), and St. Augustine (about two hours). Orlando is about four hours away.

Please Note: The beach opposite "Ocean Retreat" is available only at lower tide -- that is about half the time, more or less, depending upon the phase of the moon. The tide changes at Jekyll Island every five hours and fifty-five minutes. The nearest beach access at high tide is at Dexter Lane, about three-quarters of a mile south of "Ocean Retreat" -- a 15 minute walk.

Guest access

Guests have access to every part of the house except the attic, two hall closets, and one garage storage bin.

Interaction with guests

We are absentee landlords (residing in New Jersey and Virginia). We rely upon our agent (Jekyll Realty) to fulfill our guest's needs, and they do it with aplomb!

Other things to note

Visitors to Jekyll Island (a state park) will need to buy a parking pass. The daily pass ($6) is good for multiple entries over a 24 hour period. This should be the only pass you will need if you do not plan to leave the island much on other days of your visit. You can also buy a weekly pass ($28), which is valid for seven consecutive days, or an annual pass ($58). NOTE: you should buy a weekly pass ONLY if you are certain that you will be leaving and coming back onto the island on more than four different days.
The "parking pass" is more properly an entrance fee -- you can stay on the Island as long as you want for your $6 daily ticket, unless you leave and re-enter the island after its expiration.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
4 single beds
Common spaces
2 sofa beds


Extra people $10 / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee $100
Weekly Discount: 25%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

We do not rent to fraternities, sororities, school groups or to anyone under the age of 23 unless accompanied by a parent.

The house cannot be used for large parties or wedding receptions. Loud or unusual behavior creating a disturbance is strictly prohibited. Anyone violating these or any other Jekyll Island Beach House rental policies will be subject to immediate eviction and forfeiture of rental monies paid.

Guests supply their own linens (which can be rented) and their own paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc), as well as their own laundry, dish-washing detergent, and toiletries.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Alan User Profile
July 2017
Our group enjoyed a good week at Richard and Charlotte's home. Beach access by the house is a little difficult with children due to a large rock sea wall which requires climbing over at low tide. We ended up using the public beach access a half-mile or so down the road most of the week. Still a lovely home that comfortably accommodated six adults and five children.

Robin Fowler User Profile
May 2017
We loved our stay. The place is spacious and clean. The top deck is a great place to unwind in the evening. Nice area convenient to everything on the island. We also visited St.Simons,Savannah and Amelia island. Would definitely go back in a heartbeat and stay there again.

June Hall User Profile
December 2016
Everything was fine.

Steven User Profile
September 2016
We had a wonderful time at Richard and Charlotte's Ocean Retreat. The island is a laid back, quiet, and small town, with fantastic beach front. There are a few small restraints on the island with great southern style food. The small street that the house sits on is quiet and neighbors are friendly, with a very short walk across the street to the beach. The hosts are are proactive with emails and have a wealth of information on the house to provide to you. Would recommend.

Chioma User Profile
September 2016
This was my first time renting a vacation home and I am so glad that I did! We had a marvelous time! Richard went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. For example, the blender didn't work when we got there....all it took was a phone call, and Richard had one sent to us on the same day! The house was spacious and accommodated my family (9 total) comfortably, we were right next to the beach, and the neighbors were very nice.

Lacie User Profile
August 2016
We loved this house. It was perfect for our large family. Short walk to the beach (about as close as you can get for Jeckyll Island). What we loved was the fully stocked kitchen (all of the dishes, pots, pans and cooking utensils)! It was great for our family to be able to cook and eat our dinners together each night. Richard was super quick to get back with us with any questions.

Suzanne User Profile
June 2016
This place is magical and if you don't have a good time here, you just might be dead inside. :) Seriously, the pictures do not do it justice. The view from the 2nd floor deck is every bit as wonderful as other reviews said it would be, and the rest of the house is uniquely charming, spacious and cozy all at the same time. The beach is beautiful, uncrowded in this area even in June. The rocks separating the beach from the ocean are not insurmountable...we knew they would be there and the kids and younger adults got over them easily enough. They do add a lot of beauty as well as protection to the beach. And there is something kind of special and respectful about having access to the ocean at low tide only (and there was plenty of ocean time.) We had wonderful views of some lovely storms over the ocean in the sunroom as well. I want to go back!

Oceanport, New Jersey, United StatesJoined in October 2011
Richard And Charlotte User Profile

I (Richard) am a retired historian, living in Oceanport, New Jersey, on Pleasure Bay. Charlotte, my wife, is a practicing environmental impact assessment consultant, working (mostly in Africa and Asia) for USAID, the World Bank, and MCC. She resides in Fairfax, Virginia (when she is not abroad). We enjoy travel, and always try to rent a villa, flat, apartment, or cottage if we are planning a stay of a week more. We bought our beautiful Jekyll Island Beach Cottage, thinking that we would eventually spend winters in Jekyll Island and summers in some Vermont (or New Hampshire, or Montana) ski community (the so-called "off" or "low" seasons in these places), and then survive the rest of the time on the income we would garner by renting these two -- our Jekyll Island beach bungalow and our Vermont (or New Hampshire, or Montana) ski chalet -- to vacationers during high season. Alas, it hasn't yet worked out that way, but we do enjoy spending a few weeks each year on Jekyll Island -- checking up on the folk we've hired to maintain our properties (including a year-round rental on the River View side). If you rent our Jekyll Island Beach Cottage, you will probably not see us. You will probably see our agents, and they will treat you nicely, because they are really nice people, and can be relied upon to solve almost any problem that could (hopefully not) arise. Otherwise, we encourage you to contact us directly.

Languages: English, Français
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