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Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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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Owner
Lucy Lea or Mike Sellers
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

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 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Sapelo Island-Leave the World Behind
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews
5

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

Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful change of pace! We spent our time walking the beautiful beaches, preparing delicious meals and just spending time together without the distractions and interruptions of a more developed, commercial location. The moss covered oak trees made for an unforgettable landscape. Lucy took us on a very informative tour of the north end. Having her vehicle at our disposal made all the difference.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Quiet secluded wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Love the location. Don't expect a resort because that is not the type of experience you wil have here. What you will have is a laid back awesome time.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Lucy was a gracious & kind hostess. Our Sapelo stay is one that my granddaughter & I will always treasure as a shared experience :). Absolutely looking forward to our next stay! Connie Beasley & Adriana Dean

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Sapelo Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to stay for our first trip to Sapelo Island. When deciding where we wanted to go on our honeymoon we wanted to find a place that we could escape the real world for a few days. The Retreat was exactly that, our retreat when we needed a rest between our island adventures. The apartment is cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to prepare a meal. Lucy's passion for the island she calls home is evident in every aspect of her apartment from the tons of reading material available about the culture of Gullah/Geechee history to island and "Hog" Hammock décor. She was very generous in loaning us her Jeep to tool around the island. It allowed us to explore places we never could have reached otherwise. We will definitely be back!

***Additional things to consider about a trip to Sapelo Island*** We did our research before going so we were relatively prepared but these are some things we feel like may be helpful for first time visitors. *Much of the island is very isolated and there are huge distances between points of interest. While golf carts are available to rent many of the "roads" are off limits to carts. Take our word for it... you need a vehicle to truly explore Sapelo. *Check and double check your ferry times as they are different each day. * To explore the north end of the island which includes Chocolate, Sapelo National Estuarine Research Reserve, and RJ Reynolds Wildlife Management Area you will either need to be escorted by a DNR representative, be a part of a tour group or be willing to explore on your own by hiking in or by bicycle. Private vehicles are not allowed in those areas.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to experience Sapelo Island

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at the "treetop" apartment belonging to Lucy Lea and Mike Sellers on Sapelo Island. It is a wonderful retreat. Your deck is up in the trees, and you are at home with the many species of birds that come to Lucy's feeders. The apartment is very clean, well-stocked small kitchen, nice bath, comfortable bedroom as well as bunk beds and couch. I truly love being there. We were able to experience the various beaches at sunrise and sunset...drive around in the old Jeep we were able to use..and learn about the island and its inhabitants...former and present. Lucy is wonderful to deal with and to give tips and advice about the island. It is truly a home away from home in a wonderful place.

Linda Best

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Owner accepts payment in:
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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
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • 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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