Vacation Rentals in Jekyll Island
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Highlights Jekyll Island
- Historic landmark
- Game Hunting
- Millionaire club
- Bike trails
- Southern comfort food
- Exciting golf courses
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Jekyll Island is where the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts hung out in the late 1800s. It is still a vacation hotspot today. So, a lavish trip with the best of the best is to be expected. Three other beautiful islands are located nearby and well worth touring while in the area. Jekyll Island is situated on the Atlantic Ocean just north of Florida on the eastern coast of Georgia. It is one of the Golden Isles and considered a barrier Island. The rentals are conveniently close to the three other Golden islands which can be accessed via the Causeway bridge to the mainland.Incredible Jekyll Island Rentals
The rentals are moderate in size with neat features like an onsite playground, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and gym. These quaint rentals can accommodate small families of 3 to 6 persons. You’ll enjoy all the cozy-comforts of home with internet, a fridge, and living room. Perfect for short-term vacations. You can whip up your favorite dishes or have an adventurous night on the town. The rentals have a relaxing view with many interesting and historical attractions to entertain you. Be sure to reserve your accommodation early as they get snatched up quickly.
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The area and getting around
At first, a drive to Jekyll Island seems like a picturesque vista, but upon arrival, you’ll feel like you’ve entered a portal to the 19th century. You can still see the original Victorian-style, turreted Jekyll Island clubhouse and soak up the history of this fascinating, members-only respite from 135 years ago. One of the healthiest ways to see the island is to rent a bike. While here, take advantage of the wealth of golfing opportunities and watersports. Embark on a sunrise hike to bird watching trails and experience the island’s unique avifauna. Later in the day take a kayak tour to see the dolphins. There’s plenty of activities to entertain you during your vacation.Fun activities and Homestyle cooking
After taking in the sights at Jekyll, hop over to St. Simon’s Island for more adventure. Don’t miss horseback riding on the pristine beaches. If you enjoy treasure hunting, there are 8 cool tree spirits to discover. The Lighthouse Museum offers fascinating Civil War history and Victorian architecture. Be sure to get your fill of homestyle southern cuisine like banana pudding pancakes and pimiento cheese grits to top off your trip. There are plenty of tasty snacks, drinks, and fine dining readily available to satisfy your hunger at the onsite eateries.
Travelers and activities
If you love history, Jekyll Island’s Landmark Historic district is sure to please. This attraction spans 90-acres of natural historical features including majestic 100-year-old oaks and amazing flora and fauna. You’ll discover the 270-year-old Horton house, the oldest standing house in Georgia, built out of Tabby (crushed oyster shells). Check out the Mosaic Museum, Indian Mound Cottage, and 10 other historical cottages nestled in nature to see how the ultra-elite enjoyed their leisure time. There’s also a shopping district perfect for browsing and taking photos. After your shopping spree, sit back and relax at the Wharf restaurant for tasty delights.Jekyll Island for Outdoor enthusiasts
Jekyll Island was purchased in the late 19th century for the ultra-elite class to enjoy wildlife hunting. Most of the fresh game was served up in the Grand Dining Room while on-sight taxidermists mounted the trophies for the clubhouse. You can still try your hand at this exhilarating Hunt and take home a trophy of your own. In 1910 “Great Dunes”, one of the best golf-courses in the country, was established and is still active today along with three other courses. Because of the awesome wildlife and picturesque vistas, hiking trails are a must do here as well.
Known for its millionaire club, this island was sold to the state of Georgia and converted into a State Park in 1947.
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See how the wealthy had fun back in the 19th century at Jekyll Island’s Landmark Clubhouse. Visitors can admire the iconic tower and 1886 castle-like architecture commissioned by the ultra-elite of that time period. Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan are just a few of the members that frequented this Island retreat designated as a hunting and golfing getaway.2. Chill out at the Summer Waves Waterpark
Have a summer adventure on 10 plus acres of water thrill rides for the whole family to enjoy. Get your adrenaline rush down the Pirate’s Passage or just relax on the Turtle Creek tube ride. The kiddy park is perfect for your little ones and there’s plenty of food to satisfy your cravings.3. Discover the surreal sensation of Driftwood Beach
Take a short excursion over to Driftwood Beach on foot or bicycle. These fascinating tree formations will make you feel like you’re in a sci-fi movie. From this gorgeous beach you can see St. Simon’s Island which is particularly beautiful at sunrise. Be sure to take plenty of selfies to share with friends at this unusual attraction.4. Experience a golf-extravaganza on Jekyll Island
In 1898 the Jekyll Island Club created the first golf-course here. Today, famous architects Ross, Walters, and Lee have designed four masterpiece courses to challenge your skills. You will have to navigate natural wonders and the alligators, deer, and osprey. This is a historical venture you won’t regret.5. Foodie heaven awaits you at Jekyll Island’s choice restaurants
Hop over to the Wharf for live music and fresh fish, open till late. Or, taste the original selections of the Grand Dining Room where Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and Vanderbilt dined long ago. For something new, the Eighty Ocean Kitchen and Bar offers a raw bar and fresh catch of the day on a wood-fired hearth. It’s the perfect ending to the perfect day.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Jekyll Island
How much do the vacation rentals in Jekyll Island cost on average?
Jekyll Island is one of the most expensive destinations in the USA. For a stay here you pay around $444 per night.
During which months are vacation rentals cheaper in Jekyll Island?
If you would like to save as much as possible during your visit to Jekyll Island, pack your bags and travel there in April ($368 per night on average), June ($383), or January ($416), to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Jekyll Island?
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of February ($520), August ($501), and December ($491).
Is Jekyll Island a good location for a last-minute getaway?
We recommend you to book in advance in Jekyll Island as only 16% of the properties are available throughout the year, according to last year's data.
When are more vacation rentals available?
October, September and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of accommodations free, with an average availability of 46%, 41%, and 30%. However, even during these periods of time, when rental availability is the highest, the average is only 39%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.
How many rentals does Holidu have in Jekyll Island?
We have 90 rentals for you in Jekyll Island, provided by our 2 local and international partners.