Q: How many people does the Clubhouse accommodate?
A: The Clubhouse has bed space for 22 people; one large room upstairs has 5
bunk beds (10 bed spaces), 2 other smaller rooms that adjoin have 2 bunk beds each (4 bed spaces each) for a total of 18 bed spaces upstairs. The bedroom downstairs (off the living room has four twin beds.
Q:Is there a limit on group sizes?
A: Generally, 6 is the minimum. Fewer than six people are asked to pay the minimum six person fee for the first two nights. For day trips and primitive camping, the maximum is 30. For the Club House, the maximum is 22.
Q: How many bathrooms are there in the Clubhouse?
A: There are 2 full bathrooms upstairs plus a half bath in the large, 5 bunk bedroom. The downstairs bedroom has its own private full bath. There is also a half bath off of the living room.
Q: Do we need to bring pots and pans, eating utensils and plates etc?
A: No. There are 2 fully equipped kitchens in the Clubhouse, one upstairs and one downstairs. Each has a stove and refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. There are plates, glasses and flatware in each. We have a basic assortment of pots and pans as well. There is an extra refrigerator downstairs and an ice
Q: Are bed linens provided?
A: Yes, we provide sheets, pillow cases one pillow and one blanket per bed. We also provide bath towels but NOT beach towels. Guests are welcome to bring their own pillows if they wish. Ours are standard “hotel” foam pillows. Additional blankets or sleeping bags are suggested during winter stays.
Q: Does the Clubhouse have a washer and dryer?
A: No. There are no laundry facilities on Ossabaw Island for guests.
Q: Does the Clubhouse have a dishwasher?
A: No. All dishes are washed by hand.
Q: Are pets permitted?
A: For reasons of safety, guests are not permitted to bring pets to the island.
Q: Can we bring bicycles?
A: Yes, if your boat captain is willing to transport your bicycle.
Q: Is there a BBQ grill available?
A: There is a large charcoal grill by the Club House. Please bring charcoal with you if you plan to use the grill.
Q: Are there bugs on the island?
A: Generally speaking, yes. The level of mosquito activity is directly tied to rainfall. Gnats (No-See-Ums) can be pesky throughout the year. Frequently bugs can be a nuisance in some areas of the island but not others. We suggest guests bring bug repellant for flies and mosquitoes and Skin-So-Soft for gnats.
Q: Is the water safe to drink?
A: Yes. The water on the island is well water. Many people like the chemical free water, others prefer to bring their own bottled water. There is a carafe that holds a 5 gallon water bottle. These are sold at grocery stores and is more environmentally friends than bringing small bottled waters.
Q: What else do guests need to know about staying in the Clubhouse?
A: Guests need to provide their own toilet paper, dish soap, paper towels (if they use them) and trash bags (tall kitchen bags work well). Please Ossabaw is on septic systems, natural and petroleum-free soaps are encouraged. All guests take their trash/recycling off the island with them upon departure. See Accommodations sheet for information on Clubhouse features.
The Club House has a NO SHOE POLICY inside, so guests may want to bring slippers or inside flip flops.
Q: Other things guests might want to bring?
A: Sunscreen, insect repellent, a sun hat, sunglasses with a cord, a flashlight, reusable water bottle, a daypack, journal, camera, sketchpad, comfortable walking shoes or light weight hiking boots, sturdy sandals or flip flops, a beach towel, small first aid kit, soap, all toiletries.
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