For more than 85 years, Sea Island has provided travelers with a luxurious private sanctuary, combining breathtaking nature, outdoor activities, and the highest quality accommodations. The Cloister Ocean Residences, a private residence club on Sea Island, aims to offer the very best in personalized worry-free vacations.

Cloister Ocean Residences Master Bedroom

Every Bedroom a Room With a View

The Cloister Ocean Residences consists of 22 residences. With one, two, or three-bedroom options, each home is beautifully furnished in a classical style that brings together rich wood and a light airy ocean feel. Daily housekeeping and concierge services ensure that you don't have to worry about a thing from the minute you arrive. Even your grocery shopping will be ready and waiting.

Every residence comes with a fully equipped kitchen, private balconies, and 42-inch televisions in the living room and each bedroom. Unlike some private residence programs where only the master bedroom enjoys a view, every bedroom comes with a scenic view, either of the ocean, or the river and marshlands.


Sea Island, Georgia is just five miles long, bordered on one side by beaches overlooking the Atlantic, and on the other by the Black Banks River. The nearby Saint Simons Island houses an airport for private aircraft. Brunswick Airport is just 14 miles away and is serviced by Delta Airlines. Transportation to Sea Island is readily available from both locations. For those traveling by car, Sea Island is a one-hour drive from Savannah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL.

Ownership Privileges

The Cloister Ocean Residences owners enjoy many more benefits than just a luxury vacation home. Owners receive full membership in the Sea Island Club, which offers a wide range of amenities and activities on the island. Initial membership fees of $100,000 are waived. Among the many amenities included in the Sea Island Club membership:

  • 54 holes of championship golf
  • The 65,000-square-foot Forbes Cloister Spa and Fitness Center, among the nation's finest spa facilities
  • 16 tennis courts at The Cloister and Retreat Tennis Centers
  • The Sea Island Yacht Club
  • The Broadfield Sporting Club, 5,800 acres of hunting preserve, perfect for quail and pheasant hunting, fishing, and falconry.

Other amenities specifically for Cloister Ocean Residences owners include:

  • A private swimming pool pavilion with whirlpool and picnic area
  • The Owners' Lounge
  • Private climate-controlled storage facilities so that you don't have to bring your sporting and beach equipment with you each time you visit.

Cloister Ocean Residences, Sea Island

Award-Winning Facilities

Sea Island is the only resort to have received four 5-star awards for seven consecutive years. The Lodge has been an annual recipient of Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond Awards since 2001. The Georgian Room is the only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in the entire state of Georgia, with award-winning head chef Daniel Zeal producing a fine selection of "new southern" cuisine. Travel and Leisure magazine consistently lists The Cloister at Sea Island among its top resorts in the continental US.

A Smart Way to Own on Sea Island

The luxury shared ownership program at The Cloister Ocean Residences offers a quarter-share residence with a guaranteed 13 weeks access each year, at least one week each month. Longer stays and schedule alterations may be arranged to suit your needs. The price for a one-quarter deeded ownership varies from $425,000 to $1.1 million, depending upon size and location. By comparison, a 3-bedroom whole ownership property on the island would cost somewhere in the region of $3.75 million. Owners also receive a complimentary membership in the 3rd Home reciprocal program, offering more than 3000 properties in over 70 countries.