We rented a mini-condo for a week at Villas by the Sea (Unit 229 through a local rental company). This was our first real trip (other than a one night stay last winter) to Jekyll. I did a lot of research on lodging, so I was aware of the tide tables (and lack of beach access during certain parts of the day). Also, I knew our unit would not be oceanfront, so I was not disappointed in having to walk a short distance during high tides to take full advantage of the beach. We had a great time, and Villas by the Sea met our expectations. For the money, this was a great place to stay. Now if you are willing to pay $200 or more per night, you would probably want to look at other places. We found other vacationers were a lot of families with young children, grandparents with their grandchilder, older couples, etc. Lots seemed to be staying for a few nights not a whole week. Our Unit was located near the playground and our son loved it because there were almost always some nice children out to play. The Driftwood Bistro at VBS is excellent. There prices and quality of the food were some of the best we found on the island. We liked the food there ($) and our other favorite was dining at Crane Cottage at the Jekyll Island Club ($$$), so go figure! I would definitely give Villas by the Sea a chance.
- 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