Whether you're planning to visit the Golden Isles with a group of friends, on a bachelorette trip or with your entire extended family (plus some!), you'll be glad to know there are literally hundreds of vacation rentals on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island to choose from. Spend a weekend in a cozy condo right on the beach or splurge on a spacious home with multiple bedrooms for the week. Or, if you're a snowbird seeking mild weather during the winter months, many long-term rentals are available across the Golden Isles. 

Here are six top vacation rentals on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island:

Strachan Carriage House

Strachan Carriage House

Located on the south-end of St. Simons Island, the Strachan Carriage House is as beautiful as it is historic. The home was built in 1910 by the area's first millionaire, F. D. M. Strachan (pronounced like "strawn") as a clapback at the Jekyll Island Club who had allegedly refused Strachan membership. Today, this well-appointed home is in the heart of the famed St. Simons Pier Village, providing easy access to so many of the island's top restaurants and shops. You're also within walking distance to the Pier, Neptune Park Fun Zone and St. Simons Lighthouse

Bedrooms: Six; Sleeps up to 16 | Ideal for: Families | Onsite pool: Yes | Other amenities: Two-story veranda, adjoining pool house, outdoor showers, wifi, cable and more | Pet-friendly: No | Learn more

St. Simons Island vacation rentals include The Grand condominiums, managed by Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals

Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals

With more than 150 combined years of experience and over 300 vacation rental properties, it's easy to see just how much Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals enjoys helping families plan their perfect vacations to the Golden Isles. Properties managed by Hodnett Cooper's vacation rental team include popular St. Simons Island condominiums like The Beach Club, The Grand, North Breakers and more. Private homes available for vacation rentals, from charming beach bungalows to multi-bedroom lifelike sandcastles, are also a part of Hodnett Cooper's repertoire. There's no reason to leave your beach-loving pet behind, either. You'll find that many of Hodnett Cooper's properties are also pet-friendly vacation rentals!

Bedrooms: One to 12+; Can sleep up to 30 | Ideal for: Families, Couples, Groups, Snowbirds | Onsite pool: Yes, ranging from private to shared community pools | Pet-friendly: Yes | Learn more

Captain's Bluff is an 18-acre private vacation rental located on St. Simons Island, GA

Captain's Bluff

Nestled on the north-end of St. Simons Island, right along the banks of the iconic Frederica River is Captain's Bluff, an 18-acre private property known to host beautiful weddings and events. The historic home has been beautifully renovated and truly feels like it's in its own corner of the universe. With a private dock, adjoining boathouse complete with three additional bedrooms, and more than a dozen acres to explore, Captain's Bluff is the perfect option for families looking for plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the natural charm of St. Simons Island. And if a wedding is in your future, we highly recommend this popular coastal wedding venue. 

Bedrooms: Three each; Sleeps up to 16 total | Ideal for: Families or Weddings | Onsite pool: No | Other amenities: Private dock, 18 acres of nature preserve, wifi, cable | Pet-friendly: No | Learn more

Real Escapes Properties manages several vacation rentals on St. Simons Island, GA

Real Escapes Properties

Choose from oceanfront rentals or private family homes in well established neighborhoods when you're working with Real Escapes Properties on St. Simons Island. Luxurious, modern homes and perfectly located condos are all available through Real Escapes' knowledgeable and friendly team. Ride bikes to the beach or enjoy a quick walk to the island's charming shopping districts. You'll feel like a local in no time when staying at one of their 140 properties with your spouse, family or friends. Real Escapes Properties also proudly manages several pet-friendly rentals, too!

Bedrooms: One to 5+; Can sleep up to 14 | Ideal for: Families, Couples, Groups, Snowbirds | Onsite pool: Yes, ranging from private to shared community pools | Pet-friendly: Yes | Learn more

A vacation rental on St. Simons Island boasts a gorgeous screened in deck

Georgia Coast Realty

Not only does St. Simons Island-based Georgia Coast Realty know real estate - they know the Golden Isles. As one of the premier vacation rental and real estate companies in coastal Georgia, they've built a solid reputation for excellent service and rental inventory with options to suit any group and desire. With several properties located near East Beach, you'll enjoy the freedom of walking to and from the beach daily. One of their most popular rentals, this vacation home features incredible outdoor living space, a private pool and rooms to sleep up to nine people!

Bedrooms: One to 5+; Can sleep up to 14 | Ideal for: Families, Couples, Groups, Snowbirds | Onsite pool: Yes, ranging from private to shared community pools | Pet-friendly: Yes | Learn more

A sunny screened in porch overlooks the Atlantic Ocean at this Jekyll Island vacation rental

Parker-Kaufman Realtors

You'll find dozens of excellent vacation rentals on Jekyll Island, too! Parker-Kaufman Realtors arguably know Jekyll Island better than just about anyone, and they certainly have the credibility and track record to prove it. Enjoy a relaxing retreat in one of their quaint coastal homes on the island, or delight in some of the newest homes at The Cottages. If you're looking to spend quality time on the southernmost island in the Golden Isles, look no further than the gracious and hospitable staff at Parker-Kaufman. 

Bedrooms: One to 5+; Can sleep up to 18 | Ideal for: Families, Couples, Groups, Snowbirds | Onsite pool: Yes, ranging from private to shared community pools | Pet-friendly: YesLearn more

You'll also find all the comforts of home available on the islands. Grocery stores Winn Dixie and Harris Teeter are conveniently located on St. Simons Island while a smaller boutique grocery store, Jekyll Market, can be found in Jekyll Island's Beach Village. You'll also have easy access to restaurants, gas stations, beverage stores and more. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Isles soon! 

*Header image for this post provided by Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals.