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“Recurring Vacationer.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

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Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Recurring Vacationer.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This was my third time at the Villas. The first time was my wedding anniversary, second was for the New Year celebration, and third was my daughter's birthday. They say third time's a charm and this was so except for the bed bugs we discovered upon checkout. The villa is located in a very wooded area, so I guess it was expected. I told the front desk staff and showed her pictures. She was very nonchalant about it and said she would get maintenance to look into it. Overall, I would go back, but I'm definitely looking out for bed bugs next time! We had the ocean view villa on all three occasions and it was very serene and relaxing to hear the ocean at night. Definitely a go! But watch out for bed bugs!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My wife and I were invited to stay with family at the Villas resort. We had never been to Jekyll prior to this trip and we weren't sure what to expect. We are familiar with Atlantic beaches, compared to the Gulf, but we were anxious to experience a new place. We were very pleased from the beginning. The island is much more relaxed and laid back than other beaches. We were pleased with the location and views our room had to offer. The parking was somewhat tight and confusing, but overall the entire experience was wonderful. We have decided to return to Jekyll soon. This resort will be our pick.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Georgia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great stay in Room 389. This is a two story villa but the living room, dining room and kitchen (full size refrigerator) is on the ground floor so there is no view of the ocean from those areas due to the trees, shrubs,and dunes, but a boardwalk is a short distance away. The upper level had a master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the gorgeous ocean view and the 2nd room had two twin beds. The villa has 1 1/2 baths. The pool area is beautiful and the entire grounds is very beautiful with the live oaks and plants. We brought our golf carts to the Island and we were allowed to keep them on the backside of the villa. You can carry your trailer to the local campground located at the north end of the island by the pier and store your trailer for $6.00. This worked out great for using our carts to tour and explore the island.

I would recommend carrying a fan ( we brought 2) to help circulate the air especially since it is the summer and we were in and out of the room. There was a ceiling fan but the added cooling effect of the added fans really helped.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank GeorgiaKayaker
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here from August 2-5 2014 in villa 507. Wow. It was a two bedroom, two story villa with a full kitchen and living room and beach view. The living room had an amazing view of the ocean and provided a comfortable sofa. The kitchen had everything you would need to cook. The beds were comfortable and one had a balcony with stunning views. It is so quiet and peaceful, with the ocean a thirty second walk away. Good restaurant on site and nice staff. Highly recommended, but I believe all the villas are different-this is just our experience.

Stayed August 2014
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Cusseta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed our stay! The property was clean and well maintained! My grand kids loved the view from the ocean front room, the pool, and the accessibility to the beach! We rented a surrey and explored the island. Had a great time!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Valdosta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We booked a one-bedroom unit with ocean front access. It was just a little more shabby than I would have liked - nothing awful, but there were several small repairs that needed to be made, and the place could have been cleaner.
The grounds of this place are absolutely lovely - the windswept, moss-hung trees are just captivating. It's just a shame that a hotel set in such a delightful spot doesn't receive more care from the folks who operate it.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We were there from July 5-12 . It was wonderful - I loved u - we were excited to be back - last yr we only had two nights there .we spent out entire vacation there. From the check in to late nite trips for snack food - they took care of us. I cannot wait for my next time there.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Additional Information about Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

Property: Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
Address: 1175 N Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0704
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Jekyll Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 160
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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Villas By The Sea Hotel Jekyll Island
Villas By The Sea Resort And Conference Center
Hotel By The Sea
Resort By The Sea

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