Say goodbye to the days of simply renting out an Airbnb on vacation. You have the chance to upgrade your experience and rent an entire island for you and up to 11 other friends - talk about the ultimate getaway.
Eagle Island is a private 10-acre island located off the Darien River in Darien, Georgia. You and your friends will have the most amazing set-up in your spacious vacation rental, which includes a wraparound porch, hammocks, and a hot tub.
Before you're whisked away to your dream house, roundtrip transportation across the river is provided via a spacious boat, so you don't have to shy on how much luggage you bring. Since there's only one home available for rent, you have the entire island to yourselves. There are guides available to get you acquainted, but other than that, you're on your own.
Leaving the house will be difficult because you'll fall in love as soon as you step inside. It has everything you need, plus more. Five bedrooms plus an abundance of couches means there's plenty of room for everyone.
Hopefully, there's a designated chef in your group because there are two fully equipped kitchens inside and outside. You'll even get 5 pounds of shrimp as part of your welcome package.
You'll also have access to two bathrooms and an outdoor shower if you want to rinse off with some scenic views. Although disconnecting from the world is encouraged, there's Wi-Fi and TV available.
The amount of things to do outside of the lodge is virtually endless. Soak in the sunsets from the nature trail, kayak between the nearby islands, chow down on the freshest seafood at Skippers Fish Camp, or catch your own crabs in crab traps, which are included in your stay.
On top of all that, you can even rent a boat for $190 per day. The best part is that there's even a small beach that's ready to be explored.
You'll have to stay a minimum of two days on the island, and even then, you probably won't be able to properly experience the 10-acres.
Prices vary depending on the number of people and which day you stay. If you guys stay Sunday through Thursday with more than three people, you're looking at splitting $600 per night. If you make it a weekend getaway, you'll be splitting $700 per night.
So if you round up 11 friends, you'll be paying $200 each for an entire island. Before you get too hasty, the island is often booked long ahead of time, so make sure to check if the days you'd like are available.
Price Per Night: Approx. $200 per person for 11 people
Address: Darien River in Darien, GA
Why you need to go: For this price, you get your own private island, a beach, a wraparound porch, hammocks, and a hot tub. Fun is included for free.