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Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Sapelo Island Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

(Property owner is a licensed realtor in the state of Georgia. Company affiliation: Coastal Properties of Georgia, 912-437-2444.)

Last minute CANCELLATION!!! Now available Nov. 12 thru Nov. 27th.

Ready to leave the world behind for a complete get away? The Retreat on Sapelo awaits you. Yours may be the only footprints on the 7 miles of uninhabited beach on the Atlantic Ocean, this barrier island if full of sun, wildlife, birds and outdoor recreational opportunities. INCLUDES USE OF A VEHICLE WHILE YOU ARE ON THE ISLAND (You pay for the gas) AND TWO 26' BEACH CRUISER BICYCLES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. CALL OR EMAIL NOW!

ARTIST, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS--Need a quiet place away to work. The Retreat on Sapelo is perfect, private, with highspeed wireless I-Net and your own vehicle and bicycles to roam the island at will and let it inspire you. Empty out mainland cares and distractions and let the creativity flow.

Get on the passenger ferry, Katie Underwood, for the 20 minute ride to the island. Let the wind and waves wash away your cares and stress and recreate you into the person you are AND RECONNECT WITH YOUR LOVED ONES.. Peaceful, serene and full of wildlife and birdlife, this 44 square-mile island has less than 100 inhabitants and is home to the historic Geechee community of Hog Hammock. island population is less than 100 people.

Your base camp will be the The Retreat, an upstairs apartment with its own private deck, a great place for morning coffee and breakfast, unwinding after your day out on the island or stargazing at night. You will have a separate bedroom with a queen size bed, built in bunk beds for two, a sitting area with futon (can sleep 2 more), a full bathroom, full kitchen and pine dining nook.

Two bicycles are furnished with the rental and guests are furnished transportation during their stay.

Generally, you have to bring your food; there is now the option of having the evening meal catered. If you're lucky to be here when she's cooking you may get to eat at Lula's Kitchen where local food is served in abundance and in the Gullah/Geechee style.

GA.R.E. Lic. #286116.

Keywords: Cottage like retreat; beach, solitude, serenity, non-consumeristic, geechee, research, artist, writers, photographers, rest, relaxation, fish, hunt, renewal,restoration.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers

HI! I AM LUCY AND MY HUSBAND, MIKE, AND I OPERATE OUR VACATION RENTAL APARTMENT ON SAPELO. IN OUR OTHER LIVES MIKE IS A CONTRACTOR AND I AM A REALTOR WITH COASTAL PROPERTIES OF GEORGIA (912 437-2444. WE'VE BEEN LIVING ON SAPELO FOR 16-22 YEARS DEPENDING ON WHICH OF US YOU ARE TALKING TO. WE LOVE IT. SAPELO CAN PROVIDE TOTAL AND COMPLETE DOWNTIME-SOMETHING HARD TO GET IN TODAY'S WORLD. YOU FORGET HOW MANY STARS THERE ARE. NO TRAFFIC. NO LIGHT POLUTION. NO TEMPTATIONS TO STALK THE MALLS. WALK OUR BEACHES AND LET THE SUN, WIND, AND WATER WASH AWAY YOU CARES, FATIGUE AND FRUSTRATION.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)
Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews
5

Beyond Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at Lucy's beautiful retreat on Sapelo Island and it was perfect, as before! The attention to detail in meeting guests' needs is at the top of the list for Lucy. Sapelo is the perfect location for a quiet getaway too! Its simply magical!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very nice hosts, beautiful Island

  • 4 of 5

A friend and I stayed here for a week in July 2016. The hosts Mike and Lucy are very nice, and very accomdating. The apartment was nicely furnished and clean, and in a great location. And a HUGE bonus was getting to use their spare car - I understand that even renting a golf cart on the island can cost you something like $50 a night (yes, for a golf cart!). So, getting free use of their car to tool around the island on was very much well worth staying here for. Plus, Lucy will give you a tour of the off-limits northern end of the island for a small fee. It was very informative, and great to see lesser-seen parts of the island.

The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars are that I really thought we were renting a whole house. I tried to go back and see if I just read the description wrong, or if it was worded poorly, but I can't seem to find the property description again. What you are getting is a small apartment on top of Mike & Lucy's house - it's 3rd floor with one bedroom, one bathroom, and one long common area that includes the living room area, a set of bunk beds, and the kitchen. MUCH smaller than we expected. Plus, the third floor gets pretty hot in July by late afternoon, and the A/C just wasn't up to the task. Lucy was kind enough to supply us with a fan, though.

All in all a good experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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laid-back artists' retreat

  • 5 of 5

Two friends and I needed to get away from the city to concentrate on writing and music composition projects. The retreat was perfect for our needs. The musicians had never seen a wild beach before and had a hoot driving the Jeep on dirt roads. The island itself offers a complete relief from urban life. Miss Lucy is a gracious and good-natured host. I can't recommend this place highly enough. We all wished we could stay longer and will probably make it an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best beach vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

The pricing was good. The apartment was better than I expected and well appointed. The available rope & pulley to the 3rd floor was a back saver.

I would encourage guest to come well stocked in food, drinks, and any snacks. The "store" on Sapelo is limited.

The ferry is on time, so come early as you will not be the only passengers. Check the ferry schedule as it changes some days. The next time we come I'll mail most of our dry goods ahead of time to save on packing.

Ms. Lucy and Mr. Mike were very nice and full of great advice about our stay. Ask them anything.

Go to the north beach. We saw one person the whole time. Shelling was awesome, sand dollars, whelk shells, and more.

We shall return!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Perfect, absolutely perfect. We had dreamed of going to Sapelo for years. Could not have asked for a better trip. Already planning our next trip to the Island and to Lucy and Mikes place. They were so nice and gracious and the digs were exactly what was advertised.

The Merritts

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great property. We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Lucy and Mike made us feel right at home. It was our first ever island adventure. We had the time of our lives. The Retreat was comfortable and well kept. We will definitely be back to Sapelo.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Savannah or Jacksonville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Trough
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Sapelo Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Coastal Pines
Nearest Train
70 Miles
Savannah
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Ga. Hwy. 99
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Cabretta Beach

My Sapelo Retreat is on Sapelo Island which is 4 1/2 mi. from the mainland. On the Island there is only 1 small convenience store and a post office. Several of the things I have commented on are in the historic fishing village of Darien, a frequent overnight before the trip over to Sapelo. For instance, there is a great little salon and spa, Eternity Salon and Spa, in Darien. The restaurants I've commented on are in Darien and there is a fine gourmet wine and cheese store and wine bar there, Waterfront Wine and Gourmet on the waterfront on Broad Street. Some types of activities require hiring a guide, deep sea fishing, kayaking, scuba diving but I can connect you with the folks who do those things. Just ask! I'll be glad to answer your questions.

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Rates & Availability

Sapelo Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
$750
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $30

$850.00 per week for 4 or more guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sapelo Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) Fold out futon in sitting area. Very comfy as reported by guests., Baby Cribs (1) Pack and Play available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming

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