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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

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Last updated: 07/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tybee Island condo description

Designed for two, the Herons' Nest condo is a private and unique hideaway. Nestled in Tybee's historical Venetian Terrace District and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Backriver Inlet the Herons' Nest offers a quiet retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and rest and relaxation for hardworking couples. Lovingly designed by Tybee artists, Fred and Malinda Urvant, the condo reflects their eclectic Art-Deco style of design. Original paintings by the late Soho artist Larry Urvant and photographs by Fred Urvant adorn the walls. Restored Art-Deco furnishings and white tile floors complete the condo's cozy design.

Play on Tybee's scenic Backriver Beaches and return to your own private tropical garden to rest and relax. Enjoy a cool drink on your spacious screened porch or soak in the warm waters of your own private 4-person Jacuzzi. Rejuvenate in a soft-water shower and wrap yourself in fluffy towels of Egyptian cotton and sleep on European style linens. Luxury at the beach is only a moment away during your stay at the Herons' Nest.
We invite you to experience the true flavor of Tybee. Beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, historic sites, excellent cuisine and a laid-back 1950's culture. Since the early 1900's Tybee has been called a utopia and we could not agree more. Please join us at the Herons' Nest where pleasant memories begin.

Fred and Malinda Urvant

Keywords: Condo

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 640 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Included


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                suitable for young adults...moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Alternative Lifestyle
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              • Bedroom 1


              • Queen size Beds (1) Canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress and two additional mattress toppers. Quality 600 count Biltmore linens with imported maltise coverlet and shams. Extra pillows and quilt provided. Small sleep sofa converts to twin bed. Linens provided for sofa....moreless

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              • Bathroom 1


              • White and black tile with white oak chair paneling and molding. Decor is art deco with blue accents. Full shower and bath with over sized sink. White hotel bath towels provided....moreless

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Cooking Utensils:

                High qualty cooking utencils and china. Soaps,paper and plastic items provided. Wine and bottle openers. ...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                kitchen is fully stocked. Everything is provided to run a house....moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Large Kenmore side by side with water/icemaker....moreless

              • Kitchen:

                Recently updated with garbage disposal....moreless

              • Microwave:

                Large microwave with cook/heat...moreless


              • Living Room:

                love seat and chair coffee table and electric stove entertainment center...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                600 count Biltmore linens and imported maltise coverlets and shams...moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                quality white towels and over sized beach towels...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                full dryer with dryer sheets provided...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                additional parking across the street...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                full washer and all soaps provided...moreless

              • Parking:

                brick parking pad in front...moreless

              • Fireplace:

                electric mini fireplace...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Private tropical garden, indoor 4 person Jacuzzi, complimentary coffee, tea and wine, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, electric fireplace, paper products and soaps provided, beach bicycles, beach equipment and coolers....moreless


                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable tv with HBO in livingroom and bedroom...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    28 dvd's available in entertainment center...moreless

                  • Books:

                    paper back books in entertainment center...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    located in living room and bed room...moreless


                      Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub:

                        Private in unit 4 person cedar sided jacuzzi....moreless

                      • Jacuzzi

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

                        located 1/2 block from Georgia's premier kayaking area...moreless

                      • Lanai / Gazebo:

                        tropical brick with water garden and sunning chairs...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill:

                        gas grill with electric starter...moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

                        large screened porch...moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill Gas


                          • Romantic


                          • Restaurants
                          • Laundromat
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Medical Services
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Rafting
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Sound/Bay Fishing
                          • Surf Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Surfing
                          • Cycling
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Kayaking
                          • Sailing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Fishing
                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Bay/Sound
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Churches
                          • Cinemas
                          • Library
                          • Marina
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Pond
                          • Recreation Center
                          • Synagogues
                          • Swimming
                          • Coin Laundry
                          • Shelling
                          • Boating
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping
                          • Gambling Casinos
                          • Antiquing
                          • Walking
                          • Outlet Shopping
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Reefs
                          • Tennis


                          Write a review 4.5
                          from 4 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Apr 1 - Sep 15, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          Sep 16 - Mar 31, 2015
                          2 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • cleaning $65
                          • Tax Rate 13%


                          A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.

                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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                          Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                          30 Miles
                          Nearest Airport
                          Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
                          15 Miles
                          Nearest Train
                          1 Miles
                          Nearest Motorway
                          HWY 80
                          Tybee Island
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Not Necessary

                          Historic Tybee Light House complex, Historic Fort Polaski,

                          Historic Savannah, Rails to Trails bike & walk path on the

                          Old Marsh Hen railroad, dolphin tours, shark fishing, shrimp

                          fishing fleet on Lazertto Creek, Marine Science Center, birding trails, seasonal art shows


                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 1995

                          About the owner: Fred and I are both transplants from the East Coast who met in Atlanta. Our dream was to return to the Atlantic Ocean and in 1994 we began a search for the perfect spot. I had been retired from Dupont Corp. after 20 years and Fred was ready to make a career change. Our search ended on Tybee in the Historic Back River District. My mother moved from Canada and settled on Tybee with us and my son and grandchildren settled in the city of Savannah.

                          Why the Owner Chose Tybee Island:
                          Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper. ** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.

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                          This listing was first published here in 2005.

                          Date last modified - Saturday, June 28, 2014

                          $110 - $140 per night (USD)

                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 07/21/14
                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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