Leslie’s Leisure: Treat Yourself to a Valentine’s Day Private Getaway! Escape to Sapelo Island Birdhouses


I began the New Year relaxed, refreshed, revived and reinvigorated!  I have my brief retreat on Sapelo Island to thank for that!  Last year, My daughter Antasha and I were invited by the Sapelo Island Birdhouses to attend a Girls ONLY Weekend and Press Tour of this beautiful island located an hour outside of my hometown of Savannah, Georgia.  We had a wonderful time!  Please check out this link to find out a little more about the historic, picturesque island: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapelo_Island.


If you would like get away to a peaceful, serene place to commune with nature and enjoy quality time with your loved ones, you should certainly consider Sapelo Island.  Accessible by plane or boat only, you will relish in the delightful ferry ride from the mainland as the gentle wind blows through your hair.   Once on the island, you can enjoy:

  • Spending Your Honeymoon in a Romantic, Secluded Location
  • Having a Entertaining Girls ONLY (in my case) or Guys Only Weekend
  • Leaving the Hustle and Bustle of City and Reconnecting and Recoupling with Your Significant Other
  • Spending Quality Time with your Family by Relaxing on the Beach, Having a Cookout or Playing Games
  • Taking a One Person Only Retreat to Relax, Reflect and Get Inspired


The Fabulous Accommodations of each of the Sapelo Island Birdhouses…….

Once you’ve decided to escape to this quiet, tranquil island.  You want to take a look at the lodging.  Sapelo Island Birdhouses offers great amenities in its exquisite cottages. Each cottage features an expressly designed theme, pillow top queen beds, WiFi, NetFlix accessible flat screen TVs with DVD player, golf cart rental, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, screened in porch, high thread count line and plush bath towels and much more!  Each has a gourmet kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.  Since there are no restaurants on the island, guests bring all of their food.  Check out their quite informative website which provides more details:  http://www.sapeloislandbirdhouses.com/. You can also tune in to view their upcoming feature on GPB on February 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. In the meantime, let’s take a bird’s eye view of the individual cottages.


The Painted Bunting Cottage

The male Painted Bunting with hues of blue, green, yellow and red is one of most beautiful birds in North America.

Rates: $240 per night (min two-night stay) or $1600 per week (plus sales tax, cleaning fee and damage waiver)

Offering a stunning view of the ocean, this cozy cottage boasts a vibrant décor of the colorful of male bird.  Lounge in the intimate living room while watching the flat screen tv or sleep the morning away in the relaxing, pillow top queen size bed.  You will relish in the comfort of the really cool, unique outdoor bed on Sea Breeze porch.



The Candy Cottage Suite at B J Confectionary

Candies of all colors are confections having sugar as its primary ingredient.

Rates: $150 per night (min two-night stay) or $1000 per week (plus sales tax, cleaning fee and damage waiver)

The bright, colorful, contemporary suite features a lovely bed, sofa and breakfast bar and stools.  There is the added bonus of an outdoor screened-in gazebo for dining or enjoying the beautiful outdoors.



The Tea Cake Cottage Suite at B J Confectionary

A tea cake is a pastry, cookie, bread or cake that is sometimes served with afternoon tea.

Rates: $175 per night (min two-night stay) or $1,150 per week (plus sales tax, cleaning fee and damage waiver)

This luxurious suite featuring bold and beautiful colors of black and gold is named for a favorite cookie of Annita’s grandmother.  Annita was our host and is a fellow travel journalist.  The Tea Cake Suite is nestled beneath 200 year old live oaks with hanging Spanish moss.  It shares the spacious, outdoor screened-in gazebo with the Candy Cottage.



The Wood Stork Cottage

The Wood Stork is an American wading bird that builds a large stick nest in forest trees.

Rates: $225 per night (min two-night stay) or $1,482 per week (plus sales tax, cleaning fee and damage waiver)

This is a striking, spacious two-bedroom cottage features a Jack and Jill bath.  All of the earth tones make for a very relaxing, inviting environment.


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The Birdhouse Cottage

A birdhouse is a box for nesting of birds and usually resembles a house.

Rates: $375 per night (min two-night stay) or $2,500 per week (plus sales tax, cleaning fee and damage waiver)

We stayed at the absolutely beautiful Birdhouse Cottage for our AWESOME Sapelo Island Girls ONLY Weekend and Press Tour.  The spectacular view of the ocean is both calming and relaxing!  I didn’t want to leave!  The Birdhouse Cottage has two lovely master bedrooms featuring their own bathroom.  The entire cottage is decorated exquisitely with striking furniture as well as lovely bird adornments and accents.  The upscale chalet features a large family room with flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen with the innovative K-cup coffee maker and a twin-sized outdoor bed on Pelican Porch.




Leslie E. Royal is an international freelance writer and travel journalist residing in metro Atlanta, GA.  Her articles have appeared in ESSENCE, UPSCALE, FORTUNE, Black Enterprise and WSJ/Dow Jones Newswires.  She is the Creator of Leslie’s Lane – a consumer information blog.  Please follow her @LesliesLane on Twitter and Instagram for info on jobs, free stuff, discounts, travel, resources and much more!  Like her Facebook page Leslie’s Lane for daily updates on great deals!

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Leslie E. Royal is an author, international freelance journalist, product review expert, social media influencer, global travel writer, speaker, media consultant and strategist. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including: AAA Southern Traveler, ESSENCE, ESSENCE.com, Upscale, Upscale Living, The Ashro Blog, Blackenterprise.com, Black Enterprise, FORTUNE.com, The Travel Bags with Annita Blog, and The Wall Street Journal. She is creator of the Leslie’s Lane consumer information brand and has penned two books: How to Write and Self-Publish Your Book for FREE with Amazon’s CreateSpace (Amazon $9.95) and Leslie’s Lane The Book! Your One Stop Internet Resource Guide to Links for Jobs, Inspiration, Discounts, FREE Stuff, Scholarships, Travel and More! (Amazon $14.95). Just click on this link to order the books: https://www.amazon.com/Leslie-E.-Royal/e/B00JJFMGO0. Follow her on social media at @LesliesLane.
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3 Responses to Leslie’s Leisure: Treat Yourself to a Valentine’s Day Private Getaway! Escape to Sapelo Island Birdhouses

  1. Pingback: February Leslie’s Lane: Black History Month Brings Renewed Opportunities to Support African American-Owned Businesses and Live “The Dream”! | leslieslane

  2. Annita says:

    I agree Sapelo is the place for romance and getting away. And families will find that Sapelo offers a chance to connect and create memories of a lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing.


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