Location:Jekyll Island, Georgia
Property Type:Vacation Home
Amenities:Balcony, CD Player, Cable/Satellite TV, Child Friendly, DVD Player, Fireplace, Linens, Outdoor Shower, Phone, Swimming Pool, Wireless Internet Access
Activities:Beach, Boating, Fishing, Golf, Horseback Riding, Miniature Golf, Shopping, Swimming, Tennis, Water Parks
Description:From Sandpiper, with its 17 live oak trees, it's only a 100 yard stroll over the dunes to the beach. Jekyll's beach is frequently quiet and uncrowded. See pelicans, sandpipers, and other shorebirds, catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin, or search tidal pools for shells. Further north along the shore, Driftwood Beach is dotted with hauntingly beautiful live oaks and pines that the Atlantic has eroded and toppled onto their sides. Grab a sand bucket, noodle, or beach chairs from the house to take with you. There's an outside shower if you want to rinse off when you return. n nSandpiper's six bedrooms can comfortably sleep 13 people with its 2 king, 1 queen, 2 double, and 3 twin beds. A trundle bed in one of the common rooms can accommodate one or two more people. Converse, play games, or watch cable TV in either of the two common rooms, the larger of which has a vaulted ceiling, fireplace, slate floors. Sit and relax, read, or listen to the ocean on the balcony off the large common room, or eat on the screened-in porch. n nIf you like to bike, bring your own or rent one on the island. One of Jekyll's miles of bike paths is just down the street. See stately live oaks, draped with Spanish moss, pedal along the beach, or ride through a marsh. Some other popular recreational opportunities include three 18-hole golf courses, miniature golf, walking, swimming, horseback riding, a tennis center, a water park, boating, fishing and crabbing. n nThe Historic District, with its shopping and restored homes of the tycoons that founded the Jekyll Island Club, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, and Tidelands Nature Center provide some less physically challenging entertainment. n nSandpiper amenities include a full, updated kitchen with granite counter tops, linens, wireless internet, local phone service, 3 cable TV's, and DVD.