Rental FAQ

PARKER-KAUFMAN, REALTORS, serving our area since 1926, has managed vacation rental property on Jekyll Island since 1963. Property management(both vacation rentals and annual leases) along with real estate sales are a major portion of our business. Our web site is designed to help you in selecting a vacation cottage that will best suit your needs. On our website you will find multiple photos of each cottage together with a brief description, cottage amenities, rental rates and availability.

All vacation cottages (single family, multi-family and condos) managed by Parker-Kaufman are privately owned and vary from modest to quite plush. Rental rates are based on location, general condition, size, number that the cottage accommodates, and the amenities the cottage offers. We ask that you treat these properties with the care you would your own home so that they will be available for the enjoyment of yourself and others for years to come.

Rental Seasons


  • All dates that are not In-Season

  • March 6 – August 13, 2021
  • November 20 -30, 2021
  • December 18 – 31, 2021

Rental Rates

Our rental rates are based upon a seven (7) day stay. The rental week runs from Saturday to Saturday – during June and July. During other times, other beginning and ending days may be possible. We will open up our June and July availability for shorter stays a month ahead. Monthly rates are available.


  1. Shorter Stays (a minimum of 3 days) may be available and can be reserved within (10) days of your arrival. Booking shorter stays farther out may be possible during May and Fall Off-Season periods. – Please contact us for details. 888-453-5955 or 912-635-2512.
  2. Monthly Rates are also available.

Reservations can be made online or by calling Toll-Free 888-453-5955 or 912-635-2512. Please select 3 or 4 cottages when calling for a reservation in the event your first choice is not available. Our staff is very knowledgeable and will be happy to provide you with available dates and answer any questions you may have about our cottages and the Island itself.

To reserve on line, select the time frame you are interested in and check the amenities you are seeking and search availability. If you know the cottage name you are interested in, you can search by that cottage name.

While you are here on Jekyll, it may be possible for you to view other properties if they are available.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m.
Please do not arrive before then, unless other arrangements have been made.PLEASE DO NOT go to the cottage you have rented prior to checking in at our office. That may interfere with the cleaning crew. You are responsible for any damage to the property during your stay so please let us know immediately if you detect a problem. Do not wait until check-out to let us know. You will have a set of House Rules and a Guest Survey in your cottage. Please review the rules and fill out the survey before leaving. We appreciate the feedback from our tenants. Let us know in advance if you are going to be a late arrival.

Check-out is 10:00 a.m.We ask that you make every effort to meet your check-out time. This will allow us to get ready for the next tenants. If you have rented linens, please bundle them in a pile, inside next to the front door. We also ask that you sweep, clean the stove and refrigerator, empty the trash, turn off all lights and lock doors and windows. Please remember to return the Guest Survey.

PLEASE RETURN ALL KEYS to our Parker-Kaufman Office on check-out. A $5.00 fee will be charged for each cottage or villa key not returned. We have a key drop box for your convenience.

To secure your rental, we MUST receive payment for 50% of the rental rate within seven (7) days of making a reservation or it will be released. You may pay by credit card when booking directly on line or by phone reservation. Paperwork WILL NOT be mailed until we receive your deposit. At that time, your reservation will be confirmed and a confirmation will be emailed or US mailed to you.

The balance of the rent, services, taxes and a reservation processing fee are due 14 days prior to your arrival. Prepayment will facilitate your check-in.

We can accept payment by cash, personal check, traveler checks, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Personal checks will only be accepted at check-in with a valid photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Military or Government ID).

Georgia 7% sales tax applies to cottage and linen rentals. A 5% Hotel/Motel tax is charged on the first 30 days of your stay. (All tax rates are subject to change).

A cleaning fee has been added to your cottage confirmation. All Cottages are housekeeping cottages, with vacuum, broom and mop provided. We ask that you leave the property broom clean, refrigerator empty, dishes run in the dishwasher, garbage placed in outside garbage (green top) containers, recycling only placed in (yellow top containers). Unusual extra cleaning if necessary will incur an additional charge.

Accidental property damage is always a possibility (as it is in your own home – such as a broken lamp or vase). For “peace of mind” during your stay with us, a $55 Damage Protection Fee is included in your rental through CSA Insurance, covering up to $3,000 in potential damages to your vacation rental during your stay. You may opt out of this charge in which event your credit card will be charged $1,000.00 for a refundable security deposit. Travel Insurance is also offered through our booking process. For details contact CSA (866-999-4018). We appreciate and encourage our guests to report any incurred damages to us timely, so that we may file the claim necessary for the owner’s replacement or repair.

A Reservation Processing Fee of $20.00 is charged on each reservation.


ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING and can be sent via US mail or Email. It is the renter’s responsibility to check with our office to ensure we have received your notice to cancel a reservation. Bookings cancelled 90 days before the start of stay will receive 100% deposit refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Bookings cancelled 60-90 days before the start of stay will receive the full refund of deposit minus a $50 cancellation fee, ONLY if the unit re-rents for the same time period. Bookings cancelled less than 60 days before the start of stay will receive no refund. The $20 reservation processing fee in non-refundable. Since all cottages are individually owned, upgrading from one cottage to another cottage will be treated in the same fashion as a cancellation. You may wish to investigate “Trip Interruption Insurance Coverage” online or with your local insurance carrier to protect your vacation investment.

If a cancellation occurs anytime up to 180 days prior to your arrival, we will automatically refund your deposit less the $30.00 service charge and $20.00 reservation processing fee. In the event the cancellation occurs within 180 days prior to your arrival, we will make every effort to re-rent the cottage for that time period. However, the deposit, less a $30.00 service charge and $20.00 reservation processing fee, will be refunded only when the cottage has been re-rented. Since all cottages are individually owned, upgrading from one cottage to another cottage will be treated in the same fashion as a cancellation. Travel Insurance is available.

You may wish to protect your vacation investment. Vacation “Trip Interruption Insurance Coverage” is available online from CSA Insurance (866-999-4018) or possibly your local insurance agent.

Pets are NOT PERMITTED at any time in cottages where so designated in the property description in the brochure or on our website.

In cottages where pets are permitted a $150.00 Non-Refundable Pet Fee is due upon arrival unless otherwise noted. Please see the individual pet friendly cottage description for more information.

This policy is strictly enforced and tenants in violation will be asked to vacate the premises with no refund.

Brunswick Office

506 Monck Street
Brunswick, GA 31520
(912) 265-7711

Jekyll Island Office

21 Main Street, Suite 103
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 635-2512

The CottagesThe Cottages

The Cottages at Jekyll Island
200 Turtle Track Lane
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
(912) 319-2161