Sandpiper Vacation Rental Jekyll Island GA - Sleeps 20: 6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 100 yards to Beach
3200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Mike And Lara
20 Guests . 6 Bedrooms . 5 Bathrooms


From Sandpiper, with its 17 live oak trees, it's only a 100 yard stroll over the dunes to the beach. Jekyll's beach is frequently quiet and uncrowded. See pelicans, sandpipers, and other shorebirds, catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin, or search tidal pools for shells. Further north along the shore, Driftwood Beach is dotted with hauntingly beautiful live oaks and pines that the Atlantic has eroded and toppled onto their sides. Grab a sand bucket, noodle, or beach chairs from the house to take with you. There's an outside shower if you want to rinse off when you return.

Sandpiper is a newly renovated, split-level home with six bedrooms that can sleep 20 people with its 2 kings, 3 queens, 1 trundle, and 2 bunk beds with roll-out trundles. A futon in one of the common rooms can accommodate two people. Converse, play games, or watch cable TV in either of the two common rooms. Our 65 inch television is great for sports, movies and shows which you can view in High Definition. The upper common room has a vaulted ceiling, slate floors and an adjoining balcony. Sit and relax, read, or listen to the ocean on the balcony or eat on the screened-in porch.

Our screened in porch brings the outside indoors. You are surrounded by our oak trees, with a 99-inch fan overhead to keep things cool. The vaulted ceiling is finished in a wood stained earth-tone that gives the room a warm comfortable feeling. Grab a bite to eat and dine at the patio table, read a book while sitting in a comfy chair or play a game on the over-sized coffee table. Perhaps you will enjoy a thunderstorm, while conversing with friends before the sun comes out for another stroll on the beach.

If you like to bike, you can enjoy a ride using one of several bikes found in the garage. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing and crabbing.

The Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment.

Sandpiper amenities include a full, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, linens, wireless internet, local phone service, 3 cable TV's, and DVD.

From a past renter.....

“So where shall we go this year?

"I am always interested in out of the way places of natural beach beauty, so I sniffed around till I found Jekyll Island, a historic winter vacation of the wealthy some decades ago. Warm, hauntingly beautiful, friendly, it held promise. Some weeks later, we decided to enjoy a large nearly beach front home with fireplace and very old trees. The house is not quite ocean front, and so is easily beach accessible at sunrise and sunset, visual highlights of our time away.

A brand new island to explore is always delicious for me. In pleasurable anticipation, I decided which camera to take to capture daybreak at the beach and scouted a bike to use to enable long hours on exquisite flat ocean trails.

As we found the driveway, the huge umbrella-shaped [oak] trees hung heavy with grey-green lacy Spanish moss, bidding us a warm welcome in the darkness of the evening. Walking into a generous back yard, the omnipresent Spanish moss created a space both awe-inspiring and quietly unobtrusive. I was glad to be there. The gentle ambience of this very quiet neighborhood provided a soothing contrast to our quicker paced urban life.

First morning there, just before daylight, I threw on beach clothes, made tea, and strapped a leash the younger live wire of our Mother-daughter team of dogs. We set off for the beach just before sunrise. In the daylight, the arch of the [oak] trees hung heavy with Spanish moss as they had in the darkness, enveloping me in a comforting tent of feathery leaves framing the sun as it rose over the beach directly ahead of me. The empty beach appeared before us, awash in silvery gold of the pre sunrise sky. From our rocky promontory, we walked slowly down the beach steps. [Our dog] trembled from the thrill generated by the smell of driftwood, boulders, ocean and sandpipers worthy of chasing.

Returning home. My cell phone app informed me I had done nearly 7000 steps, and I had enjoyed each and every one. My dogs were exercised and stimulated by their new surroundings as my husband, with a bum ankle, waited at home and read in the company of stately trees on our back balcony. "

Come stay at Sandpiper and create special memories for you and your family!
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Sleeping Configuration

Master bedroom - Upper King with bath
1 king bed
First of two bedrooms on the main floor has a king bed, a private bathroom and walk-in closet, with two large windows looking out into the Oak Grove.
Bedroom 2 - Upper Queen
1 queen bed
Second of two bedrooms on the main floor.
Bedroom 3 - Lower Queen with bath
1 queen bed
First of four bedrooms on the lower floor, with a queen bed and a private bathroom.
Bedroom 4 - Lower King
1 king bed
Second of four bedrooms on the lower floor with a king bed.
Bedroom 5 - Bunk room
1 queen bed, 2 bunk beds
Bunk room has a queen bed and two bunk beds that each have a trundle bed.
Bedroom 6 - Lower Twins
2 single beds
Bedroom has a single bed with a popup trundle.


Pets Allowed
Most breeds of dogs can stay at the home. An additional fee of $150 + tax applies.
Family/Kid Friendly
Sandpiper is great for families. Pack-n-play and high chair available on request. We have had many families with babies visit, however we do not have outlet child safety caps or locking mechanisms on the cabinets.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Suitable for Events
Please inquire about parties, weddings or special events. They must be pre-approved.
Parking Included
We have a driveway that can accommodate about 6 cars.
No Smoking Allowed
There shall be no smoking (including cigarettes, ecigarettes, cigars, vaping) inside the premises.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
The home is a split level, access to the main floor is up 5 or 6 steps.


Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
What we supply
Guests provide their own consumables. There will be an initial supply of toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags, but most groups will need additional supplies.
Charcoal Grill
We have a covered balcony, with connecting deck to a screened porch.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
There is a 65 inch TV in the upper family room, as well as TVs in the lower family room and bunk room.
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Enjoy the Keurig or a traditional coffee maker. Fully stocked kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals. Including all the dishes and utensils to set your table.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Safety features: House was remodeled in 2017 with new wiring, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, flood lights, and outdoor security cameras. There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.


Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Pier fishing
Jet skiing
Beach Volleyball
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Roller blading
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Reviews (49)

Excellent based on 49 Reviews

Getting around

Most guests travel to Jekyll Island via a car. The closest airports are in Brunswick, GA and Jacksonville, FL. The island does have a small airport servicing private planes. Electric cars seating 2 - 6 people are popular for traveling around the island.


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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About Mike and Lara Morgan
We love to travel and have been throughout the 50 US states, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Africa, Australia, and New Zealand are still on our destination list, but we've visited all the other continents save Antarctica, which is a tad too cold for our tastes. Lara particularly likes walks on the beach. Listening to the wind, waves and bird calls has such a calming influence.

We've both worked in the software industry, in telecommunications and banking, and Mike enjoys writing fiction. Mike speaks Spanish fairly fluently, which helps on our travels, and he can speak a bit of Mandarin, Russian, French, and German.

In 2013, after numerous visits to Lara's parents who live on Jekyll Island, we decided to purchase a home there. When we saw Sandpiper, just a short walk from their house, with its beautiful large common room and a balcony where you could hear and see the ocean, we couldn't resist.
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Speaks: English , Spanish , Chinese , Russian , French , German , Dutch
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What is Jekyll Island
There is a saying that once your feet touch Jekyll's sand you will always return. If you have never
Nature abounds on Jekyll
The entire island is a Georgia State Park. Jekyll Sandpiper Vacation Renters will be surrounded by nature,
Historic Sites of Jekyll Island
Beaches, abundant nature and outdoor recreation are among Jekyll Island's Attractions. But Jekyll
Bike Golf Tennis Kayak Horses
The fun begins as soon as you cross the bridge onto the island. Jekyll offers miles of beaches and bike
More on Jekyll Sandpiper
We specialize in a large space allowing your group to come together under one roof while still feeling
Kid and Family Friendly
Jekyll Island will always be a place where families are welcomed and embraced. Many of the activities
Beaches, Hikes and Walks
The fun begins as soon as you cross the bridge onto the island. Jekyll offers miles of beaches and
Photos: Beach, Sunrise, Sunset
Follow us at instagram.com/jekyllsandpiper/ for more photos of Jekyll Island and Jekyll Sandpiper cottage.

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

There is a keyless door lock on the front door of the house. Renters will be given an access code before their stay.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
The primary renter of the home must be 25 years or older. Primary renter must be present for entire stay.
House Rules
Tenants agree to rental agreement. Some examples: maintain the premises in a good condition and behave in a civilized manner. Pay for any damage done to the premises or the removal of excessive trash. Turn off the AC/heat before leaving windows and doors open. The property has cameras installed outside the house to secure the entrances. In addition, Tenants shall see to their own security while in the property by locking doors, windows, garage doors, etc. when it's prudent to do so.
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Payment Policy
We accept payment via check or a credit card. Credit will be processed through PayPal, but a Paypal account is not necessary for the renter.

A 50% deposit reserves the home, with the remainder due one month prior to arrival.

A refundable (less any damages to the home) security deposit of $750 is required.

We recommend purchasing independent trip insurance as a way to recoup your payment in case of cancellation.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
A refundable (less any damages to the home) security deposit of $750 is required.
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy
- Prior to 60 days before stay: Full refund of deposit less a $200 booking fee.
- 60 days to 1 month prior to stay: No refund of deposit.
- 1 month or less prior to stay: No refund.
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Jekyll Sandpiper is a Vacation Home located in Jekyll Island, GA, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 20 guests
Jekyll Sandpiper has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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