We've stayed in several Jekyll Island vacation rental homes over the
years, from marsh view to beach front. Listed below are the ones we've
enjoyed staying at within the island interior.
Palmetto Cove "A" & "B"
We've rented both of these Jekyll Island vacation rental duplex units at one time or another. One of the best things about them (for us, anyway) is that they're located at the very end of Ogden Street, and back up against the woods.
It's a perfect location if you're looking for peace and quiet. It isn't unusual to see deer walk right up to the house.
Palmetto Cove "A" accommodates 6 folks and has 2 bedrooms (one with a queen bed and the other with 2 doubles). There are 2 baths, living and dining rooms, a kitchen, and a sunroom. It comes with washer and dryer, a dishwasher, 3 TV's (including 3 VCR's and 3 DVD players). Wifi is also available.
Palmetto Cove "B" comes with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths, a living/dining room, kitchen, and patio. Beds are one queen and 2 doubles. This unit will accommodate four. Included is a washer and dryer, dishwasher, 2 TV's with the same number of VCR's, a DVD player, and Wifi.
One great extra comes with both these Jekyll Island vacation rental units: Pool privileges at one of the island's best hotels. Check with your rental agency to see which one.
Fur-faced family members aren't allowed, so plan accordingly for pet care. Also, these are no smoking units.
Check with Parker-Kaufman Realty for the latest rates.
Ocean Terrace Apartments -
Ocean Terrace is an 8-apartment complex spread over 3 buildings, located only 50 yards from the beach.
We stayed in one of the upper floor units of this complex, but for the life of me I can't remember which one.
Each unit accommodates 6, but no pets are allowed. They come with living room, and a full kitchen and dining area. Units 1, 4, 5 & 8 have 2 bedrooms and 2 baths; Units 2, 3, 6 & 7 have 2 bedrooms and one bath.
Patios are available with the ground-floor units. The second story units have balconies.
We stayed at this Jekyll Island vacation rental when the boys were small. Although the apartments were nice, we liked the single family or duplex homes better. At the time, we were graduating from staying in the hotels, which to us were too crowded. The apartments, while not as crowded, still didn't quite suit us.
Hayne's Cottage -
One of Martha's favorites (and mine). In the most peaceful neighborhood on Jekyll Island.
This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, living and dining rooms, a full kitchen, family room, sun room, and a deck within a fenced in back yard. Beds are 2 kings and 2 singles. Comes with washer and dryer, dishwasher, microwave, 2 TV's, a DVD and VCR, and Wifi. No furry family members allowed.
We liked the Hayne's Cottage. It sits on Old Plantation Road, in a quiet neighborhood bordered by woods and close to the golf courses. Deer were everywhere - you could spot them just about any time during the day or night.
Birds were plentiful, too. We had a birdbath in yard, and enjoyed observing their antics in the water.
The Hayne's cottage would probably be a good place for a family with kids. Martha and I stayed there by ourselves and had plenty of room to knock about in, even found ourselves wishing that Scott and Josh were with us. There was room to spare.
You can rent the Hayne's Cottage for $695.00/week in-season, and $525.00/week off-season, if it's available. As of this writing, the owners were considering taking this Jekyll Island vacation rental off the rental list. That would be a shame.
UPDATE: Drat! The Hayne's Cottage was taken off the rental list. Check with Parker-Kaufman for further info.
Call Parker-Kaufman Realty to rent any of these homes, or any of their large selection, at (888)453-5955.