by Courtney Elko
Located on the north end of Jekyll Island, this resort sits on 17 beautiful oceanside acres. Guestrooms, condos and villas are available to families at this pretty resort. Families can enjoy a comfort stay in the min-villa, which features sitting area with a mini-fridge and a microwave, all the way up the three-bedroom villa, which features a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room and two balconies. The three-bedroom villa can sleep three to six people and is ideal for family stays. If you do not feel like cooking dinner, the family can enjoy casual dining at the Driftwood Bistro. Families can enjoy investigating the pretty nature trails that surround the island and walk the boardwalk down to the natural beach and have a family beach day. The jungle-themed playground and large outdoor swimming pool are also great for the kids to enjoy. Basketball and volleyball can also be found at the resort along with bike rentals to explore even more of the island.
Our Editor Loves
- Three-bedroom villas
- Bike rentals
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
We stayed in a 2 br 1 ba condo for three nights over Easter weekend. We close an ocean view and I’m so glad we did. We could hear to ocean waves day and night from inside our condo. We had a patio and a deck off the master that both had ocean views which we enjoy so much. The rock barrier is a bummer.m so if you are a
Beach bum I can not recommend this resort. However , if you are a nature enthusiast then I do recommend. The north island is lush with Forrest and the driftwood beach is literally steps away from the resort. At driftwood beach you have full beach access and lots of interesting things to enjoy and plenty of room.
The room. Both bedrooms and the only bathroom are upstairs in unit 151.
The kitchen is open to the dining and den areas and there is plenty of room for 4 people. The kitchen was complete with utensils and serving ware. The only items provided are dishsoap dishwasher soap paper towels and toilet paper, coffee and trash bags.
There is no salt and pepper, oil, spices, coffee filters etc.
The beds were comfortable and the unit itself was very clean and comfortable. We never needed nor saw the staff during our visit.
The property was beautiful and well maintained. The pool area was meticulously maintained. There is no hot tub. There is towel service but the towels are small.
All in all I think the villas are a great cross between a condo and a hotel room. I think they are a great value.
If you are looking for somewhere on the Georgia coast to have beach access for walking along the shoreline you may need to think twice about booking a place at the Villas by the Sea. Due to hurricane damage the beach area behind the property is lined with big rocks. You can walk in the sand at low tide but you cannot get to the actual shoreline in most places there. Guest may take a shuttle to where there is beach access off the property.The accommodations were fair for the price paid to stay there. The tile floor in our unit was very sticky and not clean. Tile was the floor covering in entire unit. There was a very stale smell in the unit as well. There were plenty of towels to use. The coffee maker made warm coffee instead of hot coffee. The Bistro Restaurant is open for dinner. There was an hour wait for a table for two. The restaurant seemed to be unstaffed on the night we were there. The young lady who checked us out was very kind.