My husband and I had stayed at the Villas 14 years ago when I was expecting our first child, and the reason we chose it then was that it was pet-friendly. We stayed in a one bedroom flat that was a bit dark and gloomy, and we were disappointed that the beach by the Villas disappears at high tide.Just a few months ago, we took our two kids and our elderly dog back to the Villas, and we had a great trip. We stayed in a 2 bedroom oceanside and enjoyed an updated, pretty, well-equipped condo with a beautiful view. The pluses here are that the staff was friendly and helpful, the unit was spotless, the view was great, and the price was excellent. The minuses are that the condos are small with tiny balconies (as you might expect from a facility that is this old), the styling of the condos is not very architecturally pleasing, and the beach here is tiny unless the tide is all the way out. I suppose you could be unlucky and wind up in an ugly, non-updated unit since they are individually owned, but the one we stayed in was lovely. I would expect from my experience that the staff would be helpful when the reservation was made as far as getting you in a nice condo. The facility has a nice restaurant where we had a nice (though not luxurious) dinner, and we rented bikes from the office, too. If you want to walk right out onto a huge beach where you can sit in a chair all day, you won't get that here, but if you drive south to a different beach you can. I thought the grounds of the Villas were beautiful with lots of trees, shrubs, and flowers. I have stayed at more luxurious condos (but not at Jekyll), but I think if you're looking for a clean, well-priced condo with a good staff, you would be pleased with the Villas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas by the Sea Resort is an enchanting oceanside resort and conference center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. AAA 3 Diamond Rating. Choose from one of our 160 spacious one, two, or three bedroom villas whch are individually decorated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villas By The Sea Hotel Jekyll Island
- Villas By The Sea Resort And Conference Center
- Hotel By The Sea
- Resort By The Sea