Vacation Rental at the Beach
Historic Jekyll Island, Georgia
 
 


 
 

OCEAN RETREAT
3 Tallu Fish Lane
Jekyll Island, Georgia






Ocean Retreat, Jekyll Island Vacation Rental - locationOcean Retreat, Jekyll Island Vacation Rental - locationOcean 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. See the maps:

[Note if you try to locate the property with Google Maps or Mapquest: Google Maps recognizes "Tallufish Lane," but not "Tallu Fish Lane."  Mapquest incorrectly locates the property at the intersection of Tallu Fish Lane and Beachview Drive.  Ocean Retreat is actually at the inside of the angle at the eastern end of Tallu Fish.

BEDS: one king, two queen, daybed (king or two singles), bunk beds, and two sofa beds. Accommodates fourteen.

Amenities include a microwave and dishwasher, washer and dryer, six cable TVs, five VCRs, DVD, WiFi, unlimited domestic long distance calling, and heated pool privileges (at the Beachview Club). NO PETS, NO SMOKING.
 

Available year-round for weekly rentals (with discounts for two weeks or more) from the agent at Jekyll Realty or from the owners by email or by phone at 800-496-0877. Daily rentals are available in mid- and off-season months, and may be available (on short notice) during the season.

WEEKLY RATES (Saturday night through Friday night):

Season -- March, April, June, July, and the first half of August         $2150
Mid-Season – May                                                                                         $1850
Off-Season – the second half of August through February.              $1550
The owners are pleased to offer discounts to friends and associates.

Click here to check availability

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, Wallmart, and other such travesties.  With two-thirds of the island in its natural state (by State mandate), Jekyll Island is truly a retreat.  For more detailed info see things to do on Jekyll Island, other things to do on Jekyll Island, this first-person account of Jekyll's many charms, and the accolades of some of the island's visitors.  See also the official site of the Georgia tourist agency for some of the things to do and see not only on Jekyll Island, but in surrounding areas, as well.  Or you can watch some of several great videos offered on this site.   For the history of the island, see the brief account in Brownsguides and the vignettes in JekyllIslandHistory.

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.
 
 

The House and Its Environs

The House: North End (the entrance), East Side (facing the sea), two-car garage, beneath the Great Deck.

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The Living Room, with views from the Balcony

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The Dining Room, with chairs for ten (lighthouse theme), the Balcony from below, the Game Nook

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Well-equipped Kitchen.

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The Master Bedroom (king-size bed, sea bird theme), the Master Bath and Shower, and one of the guest rooms (queen-size bed, seashell theme)

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The Sun Room (Game Room, Georgia Room), with two convertible sofas (queen size) and access to the Great Deck

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View from the Great Deck, sunrise and mid-day; path to the Beach, Ocean Retreat in the background

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The Beach by Ocean Retreat at low tide, and at high tide (far right).

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Guests enjoy unlimited use of the Beachview Club pool and spa

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A Few Things to See and Do on Jekyll Island


The Bridge from Brunswick to the Jekyll Island Causeway

Sidney Lanier Bridge, from Brunswick to Jekyll


The Jekyll Island Club (a National Historic Landmark), the pier, and the chapel

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Some vacation cottages of the rich and famous

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Tour the Historic District by carriage (very romantic) or tram (practical, but not pedestrian)

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Or explore the grounds afoot.  Be sure to visit a few of the gift shops, and especially the bookstore.

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While in the Historic District, visit the Georgia Sea Turtle Center

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The North (Driftwood) Beach

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Kayak Tours at the Tidelands Nature Center (where the proprietors of Ocean Retreat test their mettle)

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Shrimp Boats at Jekyll.

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Exploring the Marshes and Forests

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Biking.  Jekyll Island has more than twenty miles of paved bike paths, and many places to rent bikes.

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Watch the Birds

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Or the Animals

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Charter a boat for fishing or sight-seeing.  Sunset cruises are fun.

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Or take a Dolphin Cruise

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Summer Waves, the island's water park, is fun for kids of just about any age.  Open during the summer months only.

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Kids also love to ride horses on the beach

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Or putter about the Pee-Wee Golf Course

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Jekyll has the largest conglomeration of public golf courses in Georgia: one with nine holes, three with eighteen.

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Some of our favorite restaurants: Bistro, Court Yard at Crane Cottage, Club Dining Room (don't miss the Sunday Brunch), Latitude 31 and the Rah Bar.

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Richard and Charlotte Bingham
40 Seneca Place
Oceanport, New Jersey 07757

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Phone: 800-496-0877
 

Copyright 2011 by Richard Bingham
Last update: 10 July 2011