Castaway Beach House - Pet Friendly, 2 Blocks to Beach, Wifi
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- Minimum stay:N/A
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Castaway is a classic 1950's mid-century cottage completely restored and renovated in 2008. Full of vintage furniture, art and tropical treats, the home is located just two blocks from the beach on quiet 2nd Avenue, Tybee Island’s best walking and biking street. Our home has been completely restored and decorated. While the cottage has been updated with all the modern conveniences, careful attention was given to preserving the original character of this 1950’s beach home.
Pet Friendly welcoming pets under 25 lbs, there is a fenced yard in the front making this an ideal home for all memebers of your family!
Mermaid Cottages is proud to sponsor a guide/service dog puppy each year (we have sponsored 7 dogs!) These service dogs give the invaluable gift of more productive, more independent lives to their owners. Our pet-friendly homes feature complimentary Beach Bum Dog Biscuits for your furry friend’s enjoyment! These wonderful treats are organic, peanut-butter based and made especially for us.
We support Sea Turtles in Georgia and around the world. The Tybee Sea Turtle Project has been working very hard to increase the number of loggerhead sea turtle nests. 2012 was a record-breaking year in large part because of our successful 'Lights Out For Sea Turtles' education we've helped sponsor. All our homes feature a starter supply of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee which supports the sea turtle projects. This coffee is 100% organic Columbian craft-brewed coffee; again, created just for us!
Complimentary WiFi and DSL High Speed internet service allow you to be connected while still enjoying the beach and island. We also offer free long distance phone calls!
Renovations and updates to Castaway include a new kitchen, fully equipped for those who love to cook. And if you don't find what you need, a quick call to us and we'll bring it over!
Other pluses include a cozy, glassed-in sunroom filled with bright cheerful colors and original art.
Outside space offers lots of places to gather and relax. Two private patios, one fully enclosed, and the other a courtyard adjacent to a private outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
The cottage has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. All bedrooms have queen beds, and the master bedroom has a private master bath.
Castaway is the perfect place for a quiet, tropical beach getaway located in the residential mid-island, cottage section of Tybee Island. Easy bike ride to shops, restaurants and 'downtown' Tybee with the fishing pier.
NO SURPRISES HERE! Our cottage is professionally cleaned and managed by one of the top management companies on Tybee Island with 24/7 customer service.
Discounts available: AAA, AARP, Educator(active or retired), Military (active or retired). We accept Mastercard and Visa.
Keywords: Charming beach cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- 2.0 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Catering Available:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
ReviewsWrite a review
Great Cottage and LocationGuest comment entered by owner
Great Cottage and Location
We have stayed at Castaway now for 4 years in the month of May and would not stay anywhere else. We ride bikes everywhere so we do not have to pay for parking and it is close enough to get everywhere (beach, downtown, restaurants, etc). The cottage is perfect for us (just two) but could accommodate more folks). We just don't want anything smaller, as we can spread out and be on the porch, or in our rooms, or in the living room. The place is in a quiet location and on a great tree-lined street. The amenities are perfect and if you ask for something additional that you might need, they accommodate you. ALL IS GOOD!
- Guest Ann
- Date of stay 05/04/13
- Review Submitted 05/14/13
Loved it!Guest comment entered by owner
Can't wait to return to Castaway. After staying there I wanted to redecorate my house. It was lovely.
- Guest Sara
- Date of stay 03/29/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Happy Times!!Guest comment entered by owner
This is the third Mermaid cottage we have rented and have been very satisfied overall. Would highly recommend.
- Guest Christina
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
clean & relaxingGuest comment entered by owner
clean & relaxing
Great house with plenty of room to read in peace while others are watching tv.
- Guest Kenneth
- Date of stay 12/23/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Castaway was a treatGuest comment entered by owner
Castaway was a treat
Loved the castaway cottage. Walked to beach for sunrise. Amazing location and very quiet street. The decor made us feel like the florida of my youth. Very comfortable and spacious for our grandchildren and the two of us. Love the mermaids. Special time with our little ones. We love Tybee!
- Guest Connie
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
Vacationing on Tybee TimeGuest comment entered by owner
Vacationing on Tybee Time
Loved Castaway cottage!! Just what I expected it to be. Very cheerfully decorated! Great location, short walk to beach. This was our first time there but definitely won't be our last.
- Guest Golda
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 03/20/13
picture perfect!Guest comment entered by owner
The Castaway cottage on Tybee was absolutely fantastic!!! It literally looked just like the pictures (which doesn't usually happen) and was so cute and comfortable we immediately felt at home. The location was perfect; only a 5 min stroll to a non-crowded beach where there were no painful sea shells to step on, it's only a block away from the local grocery store and a 1/2 mile (still walking distance) to the more touristy pier area of Tybee. At night you don't hear a single car and the rooms are pitch black since there are no streetlights outside the windows. I brought along a UK friend who had never been to a beach before and to quote her "I never realized why people were so obsessed with beach vacations before, now I don't want to leave!" Thank you Mermaid for making our stay wonderful! We will definitely be back!!!!
- Guest Hillary
- Date of stay 09/09/12
- Review Submitted 10/25/12
Fantastic rentalGuest comment entered by owner
We were so happy with the Castaway. Great size for our family of 5. It was both cuter and roomier than the pictures portrayed. Our teenage daughters quickly made themselves at home in the small bedroom and lounge that at one time must have been a porch. Location made it easy for them to walk to stores/restaurants on the north or south end of the island and the walk to the beach is a breeze. We loved Tybee's small town vibe. Since it was late August, we had huge swathes of the beach to ourselves and sat right down in every restaurant. We would happily recommend this or another Mermaid Cottage and hope to return ourselves, especially if our daughter chooses Emory for college. Mermaids responded quickly to a plumbing issue and we loved an afternoon charter to Little Tybee with Captain Rene, who we found on the Mermaid website.
- Guest Nancy
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 10/25/12
The perfect family vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
The perfect family vacation!
We loved our stay in Castaway! The location was just two blocks from the beach and the neighborhood was very quiet. We will be using Mermaid Cottages when we return to Tybee! Great experience!
- Guest Cheri
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
Another excellent Mermaid experienceGuest comment entered by owner
Another excellent Mermaid experience
Having stayed at Castaway cottage a few years ago, I was concerned that it might not have been updated. I was very pleased when arriving that the owners have kept the house updated, and added some lovely features. It was very clean, and Jan was a pleasure to work with - as usual!
- Guest Lisa
- Date of stay 07/14/12
- Review Submitted 07/26/12
$185/night 13% lodging Tax Minimum Stays Required during certain times of the year $100 housekeeping fee, $65 reservation/damage waiver fee $100 pet fee for up to 2 pets 5% Military and educator (active or retired)discounts year round 5% AAA discounts offered year round 5% AARP discounts offered year round
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Our family purchased this home to have a place we could gather and enjoy being together. We live in Atlanta and can't come to Tybee as much as we'd like which is why we love to share our home with visitors. We took great care to fill the home with vintage delights, local art and treats we've been collecting over the years. Our goal is you feel like your in your own beach cottage.
Why the Owner Chose Tybee Island:
2nd Ave on Tybee is a great place to be. You are two short blocks to the beach, 2nd Ave is the main bike riding street on the island, there are charming cottages and homes all along the street. We love living here part time!
- Primary: 912-655-6525
- Secondary: 912-658-1550
Castaway Home Front. Fenced yard and patio with seating. Off street parking
Front outdoor seating area at Castaway Cottage.
Living room area. Lots of comfy seating and and bold, bright, beachy decor!
Living area showing bar and breezeway to kitchen.
Another view of this awesomely bright, roomy beach kitchen!
Master Bedroom with Private Bath features a Queen Bed.
Master bathroom; bright, colorful and beachy!
Lots of great details in the bright, colorful hallway!
This photo shows both master bedroom and second bedroom.
Lots of natural light in bedroom #3!
Sun Room which leads out to the front yard and private patio. Flat screen TV.
Enjoy Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee & support sea turtle preservation!
Located next door to another Mermaid Cottage, Breeze Inn, VRBO Listing 270398.
Back outdoor seating area at Castaway Cottage!
Another view of living room. Flat screen TV and dining area.
Bright, sunny kitchen for beach cooking! Open pass through to living area.
Breakfast nook in kitchen area.
Another view of Master Bedroom.
Another view of the master bathroom. Vintage tile and bright, fun colors!
Large second bedroom featuring a queen bed.
Bedroom #3 also featuring a queen bed. Lots of colorful decor and details.
Second full bath including stacking washer/dryer.
Another view of the great sunroom!
Castaway features complimentary Beach Bum Dog Biscuits for your furry friend!
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