Hurricane Irma 

Beaches, Dining, Retail, Bike Paths, & Boardwalks 9/20/17 1:00 p.m.

Beaches
Our beaches sustained a great deal of erosion throughout the oceanfront. But, in general, the dune system did an incredible job of protecting our island. There have been shifts in the shape and structure of some of the dunes, but that was expected and should not be detrimental to guests or wildlife. Over time, we expect the dunes to recover naturally.
Driftwood Beach has definitely changed. Many of the signature trees were stronger than Irma and remain, while many were moved toward the marsh or are gone. Some of the access paths to Driftwood are currently blocked. We’re working diligently to clear them and hope to have them open by next week.
Dining
Restaurants sustained minimal damage and are open. Hours of each restaurant may vary due to the storm. Please contact the dining option directly for reservations or menu inquiries.
Retail
Stores on in the beach village and historic district are open and ready for customers. 
Bike Paths
The majority of bike paths are open. However, cyclists are urged to use caution as winds may shift loose branches and trees. If a path is blocked, please use another path.
Boardwalks
More than half of the beach access points/crossovers are now open, including some of our most popular spots such as Great Dunes and St. Andrews beaches. Some access points are in need of repair, and those crossovers are marked with signs and/or tape. Do not attempt to use these crossovers. Albright and Brice lane boardwalks were damaged.  The boardwalks at Villas By The Sea and The Cottages were also damaged. A full list of open crossovers can be found at https://www.jekyllisland.com/weather-alert/.

Irma has Checked Out and We're Ready for you to Check-In! 9/18/17 2:00 p.m.

The Fall is always a great time on Jekyll Island, sunny days in the 80's and slightly cooler evenings.  Ideal for bike riding and beach strolling.  With no major damage from Irma, nearly all of Jekyll Realty's rental homes are ready for your arrival.  Call or book online today.

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

 

***Hurricane Irma: Reservations and Arrivals** - 9/15/17 4:00 p.m.

Earlier this week, Jekyll Island was impacted by Hurricane Irma. The island fared well but still has limited power, water and sewer systems in several areas. Beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 16th, we will be able to begin welcome arriving guests to most of our properties.

IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE BETWEEN THE DATES OF SEPTEMBER 15 and SEPTEMBER 20...you likely have already received a call from us regarding the status of your rental.

If you have not heard from our office, please contact us at (912) 635-3301 or (888) 333-5055 to make certain that your rental will be available. Email inquiries may be sent to jekyllrealty@jekyllrealty.com

Service crews are working around the clock to get the systems back up to full capacity, hopefully by the middle of next week.

Thank you for using Jekyll Realty, we apologize for the inconvenience this storm has caused and look forward to seeing you soon.

Jekyll Realty

 

***Hurricane Irma: Water/Sewer & Tree Removal*** - 9/15/17 11:00 a.m.

  

Water/Sewer

The boil water advisory has been lifted for all of Jekyll Island, with exception of the homes that sit within the boundaries of King, Lanier, the north side of Capt Wylly and west of Beachview Drive (Quality Inn is not included). See map included and attached below. 

At this point we are still running lift stations manually with generators. This allows us to operate our wastewater system. Please continue to conserve water and limit flushing, our system could easily become overwhelmed if we are not cautious.

It is important to note, Jekyll Island has its own independent water and sewer system. Jekyll Island is not part of Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water Sewer. Any notices issued from JWSC do not apply to Jekyll Island.

 

Tree Removal

The Jekyll Island Authority is working to clear downed trees and limbs on public property. Trees that have fallen on leased property are the responsibility of the lessee. This means residents and businesses are responsible for having trees and limbs cleared on leased property.

As a result of action by Governor Deal and the State of Georgia, costs for debris removal will be reimbursed to local authorities. This means tree debris, including debris cut by private services, will be removed by the Jekyll Island Authority. This debris must be stacked in six- to eight-feet lengths and not placed on roadways or bike paths. Alternatively, tree services may remove the debris and deposit it in the JIA vegetative landfill.

During storm recovery you will NOT be required to use a JIA approved tree company. You are permitted to use any tree company you wish for tree removal. A list of area tree services was provided in a previous update. See www.jekyllisland.com/irma for this list.

Additionally, tree permits will NOT be required to remove a tree that has fallen on your property, is lying on your home or property, or poses a safety risk. Permits will resume once recovery is complete, and a notice will be sent accordingly. 

JIA continues its island-wide assessment of all downed and dangerous trees, on both public and private properties, to inventory and track trees that will be removed. 

 

***Hurricane Irma: Phase 1 Re-entry in Effect*** 11:00 am Sept 12, 2017

The Jekyll Island Authority implemented Phase 1 of our re-entry plan. Phase 1 includes critical workforce conducting life safety operations and essential infrastructure emergency support personnel. These personnel have been supplied with a green critical workforce disaster re-entry permit. A form of personal ID, such as a driver’s license, and a business ID will also suffice for re-entry.

 

If you are not already on the critical workforce list, no new approvals will be given out at this time.

 

Phase 1 re-entry to Jekyll Island is only accessible via exit 29. Law enforcement personnel at checkpoints throughout Glynn County will be restricting re-entry to those who do not meet the requirements for Phase 1 Jekyll Island re-entry. 

 

Damage assessments are currently in progress. It is vital for crews to work uninterrupted by traffic or questions. Every minute Jekyll Island limits access increases the speed of our recovery. 

   

It is not safe to be out and about on the island right now, and curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.

 

Georgia Power is conducting their initial assessment. Their top priority on Jekyll Island is restoring power to the waste water treatment plant. It is our understanding that there is significant damage to the power infrastructure throughout the county, including Jekyll Island.

 

We will only implement Phase 2 of re-entry (public access) once roads are clear, water is safe, and emergency services are up and running. You can review the Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan on jekyllisland.com/irma.

 

We cannot give updates on individual homes or businesses at this time. Thank you and stay safe.

 

 

*** HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE #2 ***  6:00 am September 9, 2017

Curfew - The Jekyll Island Authority has issued a curfew beginning, Friday, September 8, at 10 p.m. and will be enforced by Georgia State Patrol. The curfew will remain in place daily, 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., until further notice.  During the curfew, it is prohibited for any person to appear in public in the territory subject to the curfew, including but not limited to, streets, highways, alleys, sidewalks, vacant lots, parks, public buildings or any other public places on Jekyll Island during the stated hours of the curfew.

Final Evacuation - In coordination with the Georgia State Patrol, all Jekyll Island Authority staff, including emergency responders and fire department personnel, will evacuate the island and close the Downing Musgrove Causeway on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. After the exit of this final group, the causeway will be barricaded and no entry will be permitted until re-entry in activated (see below).

Services - Based on health and safety concerns, and in accordance with the JIA emergency plan, central services such as water and sewer will be shut off on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9 a.m. This is an updated timeline, based on the latest storm projections.  We strongly encourage everyone to follow the mandatory evacuation orders and leave Jekyll Island immediately. This storm is incredibly serious and should not be underestimated. If you chose to stay, be prepared to be self-sufficient during and after the storm, with no assistance from emergency response or the support of utilities.

Re-entry Plan - The Jekyll Island Re-entry Plan is the same plan enacted following Hurricane Matthew, and balances the need for restricted access for protection of the community, while allowing the public re-entry for recovery. When conditions allow, access will occur in two (2) phases.

Phase 1: Pre-approved and authorized Critical Workforce only. This may include, but is not limited to, public works for roadway passage, public safety personnel, utility personnel (sanitation, water, electrical, fuel, telephone, etc.), and government personnel or governmental contractors, to restore critical infrastructure, public safety and health services. Identification and pre-authorization is required. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and Military Police (MP) will staff the re-entry check point to restrict access to Jekyll Island during Phase 1.

Phase 2: The following conditions must be in place before Phase 2 access is permitted; 1) clear roads, 2) safe water, and 3) emergency services in place and the opening of hospital to transport patients if needed.  Phase 2 is full public access. No identification required. Please note, this plan differs slightly from the Glynn County plan. Glynn County will have check points set up throughout the county with increased phased access. The only approved access route to Jekyll Island will be via I-95 at exit 29 to Hwy 17 directly to the Jekyll Island Downing Musgrove Causeway.

Jekyll Realty personnel will return to the Island as soon as permitted and begin the process of reopening the office, setting up communications and then inspecting houses for our owners and notifying same of any damages or areas of concern.

For updates, please refer to the following websites:  www.jekyllrealty.com and www.jekyllisland.com/weather-alerts

 

*** HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE #1 ***  9:00 am September 8, 2017

The Glynn County Emergency Management Agency has moved the Mandatory Evacuation timeframe for all of Glynn County to become effective at 8:00 am Friday September 8, 2017.

Our office will now close at noon Friday and re-open as soon as possible.

Please watch our website for updates. You can also check www.jekyllisland.com for additional information regarding the island and the storm.

Thank You & Safe Travels.

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Having a wonderful vacation begins with your choice of a realty company. Jekyll Realty is the Island's first realty company. Looking to book your next vacation cottage, purchase your very own island getaway, or just need an extra set of hands to manage your property, you have come to the right place. We look forward to making your vacation dreams come true!

Pelicans Playground

 

ALL NEW OCEANFRONT TOWNHOUSE WITH INCREDIBLE OCEAN VIEWS FROM BOTH LEVELS

Located at the newly built Cottages on Jekyll community just north of Tallu Fish Lane. In all, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms featuring Living, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry, Covered Deck and Master with 1.5 baths on entry level, 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and large covered balcony up. Plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the ocean on the decks.

 

 

 

   ***UPDATES***   

 

Pool Pass Update 5/19/17 - If your Property comes with a Pool Pass, There is now ONLY ONE location for a Pool Pass. Starting May 19, 2017, Rental Properties that provide a pool pass will ONLY have access to the Days Inn located at 60 South Beachview Drive Jekyll Island GA 31527. The Beachview Club Hotel has sold, and non-hotel guests are not allowed to use the pool according to the new owner's insurance regulations.

 

Properties with a Pool Pass to the Days Inn:

 

A Beachfront Palm House Beachberry Krewer
Always Turtle Crawl Beachcomber Lets Do Sunset
Americana Beach Beach Oaks Lyons Den
American Pie Beach Walk Mellow Yellow
Andrews Blissful Oaks Millican N
Aritist Alcove Bliss Your Heart Millican S
Atlantic Breeze #1 Calabria Ocean Retreat
Atlantic Breeze #2 CapN Daddy's Paradise Cove
Atlantic Breeze #3 Coastal Breezes Pelican House
Atlantic Breeze #4 Crowe's Nest Roanoke
Atlantic Breeze #5 Hacienda Sea Garden
Atlantic Breeze #6 Hollybourne Sea Wings
Atlantic Breeze #7 Hydeaway Serenity
Atlantic Breeze #8 Island Breeze Sweetpea's
Atlantic Tabby Island Pines Very Nice
A Touch of Tuscany Island Retreat Winter Haven
Barronhaus Jekylls Jewel  

  

 

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