Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference Center

1175 Beachview Drive NorthJekyll Island31527USA
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About Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference Center

Jekyll Island’s Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference Center is an oceanfront establishment surrounded by seventeen acres of natural landscaping.

The villas are privately-owned and are available for weekly, monthly or long term stays. From studios to three-bedroom villas, each unit is equipped with a full kitchen and private balcony/patio.

The Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference Center offers wireless internet, an outdoor pool, and a 400-foot oceanfront boardwalk. The 9,000 square foot conference center has audio-video capabilities, as well as two smaller conference rooms.

The Driftwood Bistro serves up island fare and can also cater to specialty diets, while the lounge is a casual place to enjoy drinks.

Jekyll Island is home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, which usually has sea turtles on view for visitors. The island also has an Arts and Antiques Festival in March and a Shrimp and Grits Festival in September.


1175 Beachview Drive North, Jekyll Island, GA, 31527, USA
Telephone: +1(912)6352521 | Fax: +1(912)6352569 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bungalows
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Thumbs Up for Restaurant/Lounge

The Driftwood Bistro received excellent feedback from guests of the Villas by the Sea, who reported that the food was quite tasty and the ambience of the lounge was comfortable and conveniently located to the villas.

The Amenities Are Outstanding

With amenities ranging from a pirate ship playground for children to the oceanfront boardwalk and on-site restaurant, guests have been very pleased with the activities available at the villas. The outdoor pool has garnered a lot of good feedback with its cleanliness and partial shading by Live Oak trees.

Friendly and Efficient Staff

Guests have reported that the staff at the villas are extremely friendly and always seem eager to want to provide outstanding service to visitors.

Negative Reviews

Limited Restaurant Hours

Guests have mentioned that the on-site restaurant has restricted hours, so it might be necessary to prepare some of your own meals. You may want to plan ahead as far as groceries are concerned, as there is a fee to enter/exit Jekyll Island.

Privately Owned = Hit or Miss

Each of the villas at this resort and conference center are privately-owned; guests have encountered that the state of the villas might be a hit or miss, depending on the owners. While some guests have had no complaints regarding their villa, others have had issues with outdated decor, rust and/or lack of maintenance or cleanliness within their villa.

Limited Beachfront

Though the villas are oceanfront, the beach outside the facility is limited, as it is only available during low tide. At high tide, only the boardwalk is usable. Guests are able to walk to nearby Driftwood Beach, however.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2556 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 2556 reviews