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Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

We booked our trip to the Villas in January and then read such terrible reviews. We really expected a poor vacation there but kept the reservation anyway. WE ENDED UP LOVING IT! Our villa was clean and cool with the rear facing the beautiful butterfly garden. The beach was a short walk away. Yes, we could not sit on the... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

After viewing a lovely brochure regarding Villas by the sea, and their uncrowded beaches, we booked a 3 bedroom 2 bath oceanfront condo weekend for the family, thinking perhaps to purchase a condo. Upon arrival we first noticed the condo was filthy, bugs, cobwebs, dirt, and generally yuch! We called the desk and complained and decided to check out the... More 

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Florence, AL
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3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Our family stayed in an oceanside, two bedroom, one and one half bath condo for five nights while attending the Rural Water show. Our villa was clean, comfortable, and centrally located within the complex and on the island. These units are owned individually and so they vary widely. We were with some other folks that were not as satisfied with... More 

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Saint Augustine, FL
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

The room was nice and spacious...just got a studio condo for the night...it was the cheapest rate i could find because I just wanted a place for me and my fiance to stay because we were attending a wedding and didn't want to have to drive 2 hours back home to saint augustine..But we should of because we did not... More 

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Brunswick, GA
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2007

We hosted our Owen Reunion 2007 at Villas. We went to Villas to meet with Ryan Merritt to begin planning. He was always very prompt in responding to our requests as we planned for the reunion. We were so pleased with the renovations that have been completed. Our units were all so fresh and light. The pool area is very... More 

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Chicago
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4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2007

We went in June of 2007. After spending the first part of the week in an amazing condo at St. Simons island, Villas by the Sea was a disappointment. Though we had asked for non-smoking, we were given a shabby smoking condo. When we asked for a change, they complied, but it was a confusing exchange. There is no beach... More 

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augusta, ga
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2007

I was looking forward to having a nice luxurious condo by the sea. I recently attended for a conference and was very very disappointed. The first condo I was in had mold. I noticed an unusual smell, but didn't realize until I saw it on the wall inside the pictures. I was horrified. It was really really bad. They offered... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

I paid $300 for the summer romantic getaway thats found on their website. This is for 2 nights and included 2 tickets to the Summer Waves water park and a pail that contained cheap snacks that I didn't even touch. The beds were sagging and you'll have to drive about a mile to get to a real beach. Simply put,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2007

I book hotels worldwide for both business and pleasure and have stayed in hotels for many many years and the customer service I received at this place was one of the worse I've ever experienced. Although pleasently surprised at the layout of the condo and the initial amenities, the longer we were there, the worse our experience became. This place... More 

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Winston, GA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2007

It's important to remember that these are people's personal condos, and not a hotel, so you're subject to whatever decorative whims your anonymous hosts happen to favor. This may or may not work out to your advantage. Also, many of the condos do not afford a view of the ocean, which, during high tides, comes right up to the resort's... More 

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