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Ocean View, Tremendous Historic Home with a 'Cook's Kitchen'

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Marvelous setting on a hill overlooking live oaks and a gazebo

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Last updated: 08/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tybee Island house description

This home was built in 1895 and is listed in the National Historic Register. It is on the north side of Tybee, away from the commercial area and the crowds. Officers in the US Army were stationed here during World Wars I and II. The beautifully remodeled full kitchen has granite countertops, high end appliances (including two dishwashers, an oversized refrigerator, a six burner smooth top stove, and a stereo system with an MP3/IPod hookup). There is seating for 16 people at the dining room table. The den/library houses a flat screened TV and a DVD player. A marvelous open porch graces three sides of this home with approximately 1000 square feet of outdoor living area and includes rocking chairs and two picnic tables. The first floor features one bedroom (originally the 'Stryker's Quarters'), which is located just off the kitchen. There is a queen size bed in this bedroom, a separate air conditioner, claw tub bath, a loft area and its own entrance. There is additional bathroom with a large shower on the first floor. There are three bedrooms and three full baths on the second floor, which also has about 1000 square feet of open porches. Each of the bedrooms on the second floor is abundantly sized, has tall ceilings, and a working transom above the door. All bedrooms, as well as the kitchen, living room, and downstairs hallway, have ceiling fans. The third floor has two bedrooms and one bath: one bedroom has 2 double beds, there other has a queen, a double, and a twin bed. This grand home is for the exclusive use of its guests. Parties and events such as weddings and graduation parties are not permitted.

The Fort Screven and North Beach area offers fascinating military history, beautiful dunes, long beaches, a nice park, and an eclectic community of homes that is fun to observe on foot or bike. The natural dunes, with sea oats and other dune plants and animals, along with a view of Tybee Roads and Daufuskie and Hilton Head islands, make for a beautiful natural setting worth visiting. Also attracting attention are the mammoth container cargo ships, some almost as long as a 75 story building, plowing the waters of Savannah harbor. The Fort Screven installation gave Tybee a military character for more than 50 years, when 30 percent of Tybee Island's population consisted of military personnel. Today, the former base is a National Historic District. Behind the Officers' Row houses is the former parade ground. Today it is Jaycee Park. This is the best park on the island, equipped with a jogging path, exercise stations, and a baseball field. Lieutenant Colonel George Catlett Marshall (who was responsible later in his career for the Marshall Plan for the economic reorganization of Europe after World War II) during his command here ordered the planting the moss-bearded crape myrtles. A small creek winds through the park, adding to its attractiveness, as do the Live Oaks, cedars, bayberries, and wax myrtles.

Keywords: southern, charming

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 9-17

              Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning
              • Washing Machine
              • Linens Provided
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Parking Off Street

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Ping Pong Table

              Communications

              • Free Long Distance:

                Free long distance in the US...moreless

              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Awesome wrap around porches on two floors!...moreless

              • Balcony
              • Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Beach View
              • Ocean View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Pier Fishing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Basketball Court
              • Kayaking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Fitness Center
              • Walking
              • Paddle Boating
              • Beachcombing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Museums
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fishing
               

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              Jun 13 - Aug 15, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $4,000
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              3 night min stay
              $525

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              Last updated: 08/29/2014
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              Location

              140 Metres
              Nearest Beach
              150 yards from the front door
               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1969

              About the owner: This is our family's house, left to us by our parents. The 'immediate' family (including nieces, nephews and their children) now totals in excess of 40 people. The memories the house holds for us are endless -- we hope you will make some of your own fine memories here!

              Why the Owner Chose Tybee Island:
              This is a large and gracious, historic home built in 1895. It was used by the military to house officers and their families until after WWII. My parents 'discovered' Tybee Island in 1963 when my father was transferred to Savannah. They purchased a home on Officers' Row that year, then bought this house in approximately 1969. When our parents died, they wanted us to keep the house so that we could continue to enjoy Tybee and each other, and so that future generations could also enjoy this wonderful haven.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The home is spacious and airy; there are 12 foot ceilings throughout most of the house, with the kitchen having a 14 foot ceiling! We love to cook, so the kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, etc. -- but also with a large refrigerator (plus at least one spare 'drink' fridge), two dishwashers, a large oven/stove, a microwave, a six burner stove, and plenty of storage. The dining room seats 14-16 people, and the porch has two picnic tables. The massive porches wrap around most of the house. Most of the home has the original heart pine floors, and molded tin ceilings adorn the hallway, dining room, living room, and library/den. The bedrooms are all very amply sized -- two have king sized beds, two have queen sized beds, and two have multiple beds. Many of the bedrooms have the original working transom windows, and two have (nonworking) original fireplaces. While we have found it essential to retain the character of the house, it is modernized for functionality and in its furnishings. The ocean breeze keeps bugs away MOST of the year and the beach is a short walk. Access to the beach is through a private access, so it is a wonderful private area to enjoy the day in the sand. Public access to the beach is very limited on this part of the island so even on the most crowded weekends you will have plenty of room for you and your guest. Across the street from the private drive used to access the house, there is a terrific park with a playground, a basketball court, a walking trail, and a baseball field. Also within walking distance is the Tybee Lighthouse and the Tybee Museum , as well as two great restaurants.


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              Photos

              • Marvelous setting on a hill overlooking live oaks and a gazebo

                Marvelous setting on a hill overlooking live oaks and a gazebo

              • Expansive dining room seats 14-16 people comfortably

                Expansive dining room seats 14-16 people comfortably

              • The first and second floors have expansive hallways with doors at the end

                The first and second floors have expansive hallways with doors at the end

              • The beautiful bedroom is one of two masters, with adjoining bath and king bed

                The beautiful bedroom is one of two masters, with adjoining bath and king bed

              • This is a second master bedroom, with a king bed and an ajoining bath

                This is a second master bedroom, with a king bed and an ajoining bath

              • The gazebo is a great place to picnic, and makes a wonderful backdrop for photos

                The gazebo is a great place to picnic, and makes a wonderful backdrop for photos

              • Recently updated kitchen with high end appliances and granite countertop

                Recently updated kitchen with high end appliances and granite countertop

              • The living room is at the front of the house and is a wonderful place to relax

                The living room is at the front of the house and is a wonderful place to relax

              • The den (or library) has a 52' flat screened TV as well as a DVD player

                The den (or library) has a 52' flat screened TV as well as a DVD player

              • A second floor bedroom facing the ocean; you can hear the tide rolling in...

                A second floor bedroom facing the ocean; you can hear the tide rolling in...

              • The massive second floor porch faces the ocean and is a very relaxing place!

                The massive second floor porch faces the ocean and is a very relaxing place!

              • View of the ocean as seen from the second floor porch.

                View of the ocean as seen from the second floor porch.

              VRBO #238918

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Sunday, June 22, 2014

              $525 - $571 per night (USD)
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              6 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
              Sleeps 17

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