Understated bungalow beautifully renovated to reflect the relaxed elegance of the turn of the century, but in keeping with today's no hassle and busy life style. Across the street from the beach, and the bike path that takes you all over the island. Jekyll is a small island with a small town feel. It is geared to family vacations, and relaxed retreats. The rich and easily accessible natural environment makes it a wonderful place to experience the coastal region with trails along Spanish moss draped Oaks and bushy palmettos. Active bird rookeries, shorebirds, and nesting bald eagles make it an exciting place for birdwatchers.
This home was built when Georgia bought the island from the Millionaires and created a state owned park. It backs up to a large tract of undeveloped interior maritime forest on the island. The house is equipped with 5 televisions, wireless Internet, and free long distance calling so you can remain connected even while enjoying a time apart.
Why the Owner Chose Jekyll Island: This is a wonderful location on an extraordinary little Island. Because 65% of the island must remain undeveloped the natural assets can be found all around you. For me, Jekyll is all about nature: fresh and brackish water wetlands; wildlife like wood storks, roseate spoonbills, alligators, turtles, manatees, dolphins, shorebirds, deer (in the yard); wildflowers, mushrooms, lichens, the spartina marsh, fishing, all of it. I am interested in the many walking trails and bike trails. The easy-walk out the door- opportunities people have to engage the natural environment here. I hope folks will visit the turtle center and take the walking and biking trails everywhere. The trail behind the house goes for several miles around the interior of the island and you can have some great adventures just walking or biking along the trails. Early in the morning I love to get out and walk along the beach. There is a nice breeze, and the world seems to be at peace there.
The Unique Benefits of this House: I enjoy the experience of being on Jekyll Island. I like walking to the beach to watch the sun rise up from the Atlantic Ocean. I enjoy taking my wife Sandra across the island to the Rah bar for an informal meal on the pier and watching the sun set. It goes down over the Sidney Lanier Bridge across the 'Marshes of Glynn'. I enjoy fixing and eating steamed shrimp on our back patio. Jekyll Island Authority often have special events for everyone to enjoy. Our family enjoys walking down along the beach to watch the fireworks displays on the 4th of July and New Years Eve. I like biking around the island. The bike trails have been improved and, because of the flat easy trails, biking is comfortable for everyone. During the football season, I like lazing around in the den and watching bowl games. There are plenty of places to watch TV, a DVD or play computer games, so if the kids want to see something else they can do that.
Other amenities Jekyll has to offer include: three 18-hole golf courses, one 9-hole course, 13 fast-dry clay tennis courts, Summer Waves Water Park (seasonal), horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, dolphin tours, historic tours and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center which offers nightly turtle walks from June 1st through August 1st. You may use a flashlight but only if it is covered with a red lens. You can find these at the Turtle Center or Parker-Kaufman. If you find a nest, please do not disturb it as we are trying to protect these majestic animals.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, shelling, wildlife viewing, mini golf