Villas by the Sea - Family Friendly Condo Accommodations!

A Hearty Island Welcome at Villas by the Sea -

Villas by the Sea, Jekyll Island's premier condominium development, is the perfect resort for families, romance-seeking couples, retirees, and groups.

Accommodations include spacious 1, 2 or 3 bedroom rental villas (all individually owned), with full kitchens, separate living areas, and private balconies or patios - all situated on a sprawling, 17 acre forested site close by the Atlantic.

Island Time -

At Villas, you can put everything on hold, lounge back at the pool, and sync your body clock to "Island Time".

You're enveloped by the cool shade of ancient oaks. Relax and read a book by the pool. Sip a drink from the Tiki Hut bar, and watch your kids going splashing-wild in the pool.

Feeling frisky? You might want to take a walk on the beach. At Villas by the Sea, the beach is only walkable at low tide; at high tide, the waves are licking the rock breakwater and you can't get down to it.

Don't let that deter you, however. Villas by the Sea has installed a 400' walkway. Park yourself in a comfortable folding beach chair on one of the many observation points along the walkway, and enjoy the ocean view in elevated bliss.

Just a few minutes walk north takes you to Driftwood Beach, voted the 5th Most Romantic Beach in the United States.

And just a short drive south the beach widens substantially, and you can romp to your heart's content.

Mucho Amenities -

They aim to please at Villas by the Sea, and pretty much hit their target. Here are some of the things you can do or use without even leaving the site:

* swim in their large, L-shaped, pool (they claim it's the largest, deepest pool in the southeast)

* this pool is solar heated - you can swim in winter!

* stroll shaded, meandering nature walks and trails

* beach access to 2000' of uncrowded beach front

* picnic tables and grills at each building

* try for a ringer at their horse shoe pits

* shoot some hoops at the outdoor basketball court

* get your 2-wheeled conveyance device at the bike rental area

* biking trails adjacent to resort (Our kids used to ride their bikes all over the Villas area, chasing squirrels and terrorizing gulls while generally making nuisances of themselves).

* an Oceanfront Beach Pavilion (great for group gatherings)

* peaceful sitting gardens

* a themed kids playground

* a fitness center

* on-going planned activities

* The Driftwood Bistro, the one of Jekyll Island's fine restaurants

* complimentary high-speed wireless internet access

* Tiki Hut bar

The Romance Connection -

Just a few minutes walk away is Driftwood Beach, one of the most romantic beaches in the United States (Villas by the Sea is the closest resort to Driftwood Beach). This is a perfect spot for a "lover's rendezvous", wedding pictures, or just a hand-in-hand stroll with your life-long companion.

Accommodations -

The weary traveler can choose from 149 spacious 1,2, and 3 bedroom condominium units in 10 2-story buildings set within a forest of mature live oak trees. The condos are individually owned, but the resort is operated as a hotel complex, leasing the condos for the owners.

Most units have full kitchens, though a few mini hotel suites don't. One thing is certain - you'll have more room to stretch out than you would in a hotel. The 2 and 3 bedroom units are perfect for families - adults get a little privacy, and kids get their own room - yea!

Villas-by-the-Sea also offers accessible rooms, which have more space and come with a roll-in shower.

Since the condo units have different owners, they're all decorated to different tastes, and have a unique feel. Most are brightly furnished in tropical, beach-themed colors. Pastels are "in" right now.

Services include optional maid service and an on-site laundromat.

One Bedroom Villa -

The one bedroom condo unit is 613 s.f., sleeps 1 to 2 people. Generally, these units will have a Queen bed.

Two Bedroom Villa -

These condo units sleep 1-4 folks and have 2 bedrooms, both upstairs. Each Master Bedroom will have a Queen bed, and a private balcony. The other bedroom will have 2 twin beds. This type unit has 998 s.f.

Three Bedroom Villa -

This unit is 1,226 s.f. The Master Bedroom and one other are upstairs. The third bedroom is downstairs. The Master Bedroom has a King bed, the others Queen and twin beds. Accommodates 1-6 people.

Rates -

Be sure to visit the Villas by the Sea website for current rates and special deals.

To reserve your unit, call 1-800-841-6262.

Daily rates include -

* full maid service after the 3rd night (for an extra charge, you can have full maid service daily

* towels replaced

* trash collected

You can get roll-away beds for an extra charge.

Pets -

Have any fur-balls in your family that you'd like to treat to a vacation? Furry family members are allowed, but you have to pay a non-refundable pet fee, which is per pet. Pets aren't allowed in every unit, just their pet-friendly ones, and there aren't many of them. So plan accordingly.

Groups -

Have a special occasion coming up? Villas by the Sea will give you a group discount if you book 10 or more rooms.

Business, anyone?

Take advantage of the resort's Plantation Ballroom. It can be separated into 5 distinct soundproof meeting rooms, and seats up to 500 people. It has a 14' ceiling, and includes a state-of-the-art sound system and automated remote recording.

Wedding Vows -

Getting married on Jekyll Island? The Villas by the Sea is an ideal place for the perfect wedding. Their Oceanfront Pavilion will accommodate 80 members of the wedding party. And if you book 10 or more villas, you get the group discount. Plus, they'll provide catering.

Ask them about their wedding packages!

Special Packages and Special Deals -

Villas by the Sea's special cool deals include internet specials, romantic getaways, golf packages, meeting packages, and special gift certificates.

Dining -

The Driftwood Bistro serves lunch and dinner daily. They don't serve breakfast, though, so you'll have to find that up the road a piece. We suggest McCormicks.

For a true dose of Southern hospitality, Villas by the Sea is hard to beat. Put your feet up and stay for a bit - or longer! It's the perfect spot to kick off your family's Jekyll Island Family Adventures.

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