Destination guide

Jekyll Island vacation rentals made easy

Over the centuries, the scenic shores of Jekyll Island have passed through many hands—from the indigenous people who once hunted in its marshes, to Spanish, French, and finally British settlers. All of these cultures have left their indelible imprint on the area, as visitors to the Jekyll Island National Historic District soon discover. A rich heritage, combined with golden beaches, endless activities, and fascinating wildlife have made this island a must-visit destination, while the availability of Jekyll Island vacation rentals to suit all tastes makes it easier than ever to start your adventure on the right foot.

Activities

Jekyll Island’s feathered friends

Thanks to its favorable climate and convenient location along the Atlantic Migratory Flyway, Jekyll Island boasts an enviable diversity of birdlife. Bird-enthusiasts can spot rare specimens, such as piping plovers and painted buntings, along the coast and in the wetlands, while ranger-led tours offer a fantastic introduction to bird-watching. These expeditions also provide an informative insight into local ecology and let you discover some of the region’s most celebrated natives, including bald eagles. A full schedule of tours is found online; exact routes may depend on the season.

Weather

Jekyll Island’s got sun in spades

Beach-lovers and water babies come to Jekyll Island in their droves during the summer, so Jekyll Island vacation rentals can be hard to come by in these months; book early to enjoy sizzling days on the sands, as average temperatures inch into the low 80s. Winters are short and temperate, with the days providing ideal conditions for outdoor exploration. Fall is the best time to visit Jekyll Island—temperatures are warm, days sunny, and Jekyll Island vacation rentals tend to have more availability. Trips to the beach are still on the cards, and you’ll also benefit from off-season rates.

Natural features

Preserving Jekyll Island’s wildlife

Jekyll Island is home to the state’s only turtle rehabilitation center, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, where an array of interactive exhibits educate visitors about these captivating creatures. The center is open daily, holidays excluded, and is a fabulous way to learn about the importance of coastal conservation. To learn more, why not head over to the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center, where you can see snakes, alligators, horseshoe crabs, and more? Here, children and their parents will discover the intricate balance of the region’s ecology through tours, nature walks, and talks.

Transport

How to get to and around Jekyll Island

The nearest airport is in Brunswick, GA (BQK-Golden Isles), located 13.7 mi (22 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Jacksonville, FL (JAX-Jacksonville Intl.), which is 42.3 mi (68.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Jekyll Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,309 vacation rentals near Jekyll Island. From 643 Houses to 421 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jekyll Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Jekyll Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jekyll Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Driftwood Beach: 1,326 vacation rentals
  • Georgia Sea Turtle Center: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • Villas by the Sea Resort and Conference Center: 1,318 vacation rentals
  • Jekyll Island Golf Club: 1,319 vacation rentals
  • Jekyll Island State Park: 1,321 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jekyll Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Jekyll Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 643 Houses in Jekyll Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jekyll Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 421 rentals available
  • Cottages: 90 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 90 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jekyll Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 726 vacation rentals with pool available in Jekyll Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.