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Can you remember going to Grandma’s for the summer? Ebbtide is the perfect, quintessential beach house for nostalgia lovers (who also love the beach!) This vintage circa1932 raised southern-style beach house offers everything you can think of for an unforgettable beach vacation! Ebbtide features original board & batten wood paneling and wood ceilings, hardwood floors & all the ambiance you can imagine! Lovingly preserved & restored, this kind of historical, original construction adds a special, memory-making touch that is one-of-a-kind & cannot be reproduced; it is a place you will remember fondly long after you have checked out & returned to “the real world” and one that you will dream about returning to again & again! The wood-paneled walls envelop you in warmth and you can easily imagine how good life was for those who called this place home so many years ago.
The kitchen greets you upon entry with its red & white décor and simple, yet elegant style. All brand-new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops give you all the modern comforts & conveniences & the red & white gingham reminds you of yesteryear! From the kitchen, you move into the combo dining/living space. An enormous room with a large, rectangular oak dining table with seating for 8 (highchair also provided). Beautiful barn-style vintage-inspired lighting over the dining table & vintage Sunbeam bread store signage and bookshelf chocked full of books & games for all ages complete the dining space.
The living room features original wood paneling, large, comfy, slipcovered sofa, 4 cozy side chairs, large round coffee table, a beautiful brick fireplace/hearth (fireplace has an electric firebox installed!) and new flatscreen TV. Beautiful antique furniture pieces mingle with new pieces in a perfect mix of today and yesterday! Behind the living room wall to the left is the master suite with king-size bed, luxurious bedding, ensuite bath with vintage black & white tile & claw-foot tub – a complete luxury master suite!
On the other side of the house, on either side of the fireplace, doors open into the hallway leading to the 3 other bedrooms on this level as well as the full bath between the bedrooms. On the right, there is a bedroom with two twin beds & through that room another bedroom with queen bed. This bedroom features a flatscreen TV and French doors leading out to the enormous covered porch & another complete sitting/dining area with slipcovered sofa, vintage rattan chairs, flatscreen TV, table & chairs for dining or games (seating for 6) & yet another sitting area out here with a rattan sofa & love seat and 2 chairs done up in beautiful beachy blue stripe. This enclosed porch is surrounded on all sides by windows & sliding glass doors with views to the beach & access to the balcony. There is also access to this covered porch through French doors out of the living room.
Back in the hallway, there is a full bath & then to the left the 4th bedroom with queen bed. Beautiful iron bed & wonderful comfy bedding. These bedrooms feature sinks in the bedrooms; a quaint vintage touch that has been left for guests to enjoy! Door from enclosed porch leads to outside side porch/deck and staircase.
On the ground level, there are 2 additional bedrooms; one with queen bed & one with two twin beds. NOTE: These 2 bedrooms are heated with space heaters. There is a full bath with shower downstairs as well as a second shower; perfect for taking a “beach shower” and getting all the salty water & sand off before heading inside!
There is covered parking for 4.
Laundry room is on ground level. You will absolutely love this house! You will love how close you are to the beach & you will love taking the crossover bridge directly from the house over the sand dunes & to the ocean’s waves! COMPLIMENTARY AUTOGRAPHED MARY KAY ANDREWS NOVEL & WELCOME NOTE WITH EACH STAY! Please note: Longer minimum stay requirements of up to 7 nights will apply during certain times of the year including holidays and our summer season.
Beach walkway/crossover is just steps away! You cross the dunes and are on the beach! Can leave car parked at Ebbtide; no worries about driving to beach & paying to park!
Ground level shower with hot and cold water! Shower off the beach sand and saltwater before heading indoors! ...moreless
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Additional information about rental rates:
Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
$525/night - $3675/week
13% hotel/motel lodging tax
$295 housekeeping/cleaning fee.
$79 Guest Services Fee
We offer 5% discount for AARP, AAA, Educator & Military
Ask about special rates during the off-season!
Minimum stay requirements during certain times of the year including holidays,
Spring Break and our Summer Season.
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Tybee Island Lighthouse, Marine Science Center, Fort Pulaski, Tybee pier & pavilion. Beach ecology and dolphin tours.
About: Hi! I’m Mary Kay Andrews, the owner of Ebbtide. My husband and I also own The Breeze Inn on Tybee. We purchased Ebbtide in December of 2012 because we were looking for a larger vacation home to accommodate all three generations of our family. I am the New York Times best-selling author of twenty novels, including Spring Fever and Summer Rental. Ebbtide is named after a fictional beach house in Summer Rental. We believe we are only the third owners in the home���s history. We were drawn to Ebbtide because of its location—only one house off the beach on quiet 9th Street, and because of its many period-perfect details, like original board and batten walls. With two small grand-children, the house gives us plenty of space and privacy.
Why Tybee Island: The home’s proximity to the beach means we can sip coffee on the covered front deck and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic. Mid-day, we can watch huge freighters in the ship channel, coming and going to the port of Savannah, or shrimp-boats dragging their nets. In the evening, we can enjoy Technicolor sunsets from another deck.
The mid-island location of Ebbtide means we are just a short walk away from restaurants and shops, as well as Tybee’s only grocery, The IGA-Tybee Market
If the weather is less than perfect, the grand-children have plenty of space to play on the upstairs enclosed porch—which is big enough to accommodate the two-year-old’s tricycle, or downstairs, in the covered open-air porch where we grill hot-dogs and hamburgers.
Because we love to cook and entertain, we completely gutted the existing kitchen, enlarging the space and installing custom cabinetry and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances including a gas range plus electric/convection wall oven and granite countertops.
We furnished the house with a mixture of some of the original antique pieces that conveyed with the house, plus family friendly and vintage pieces I gather at estate sales and junk shops around the Southeast.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: We furnished the house with a mixture of some of the original antique pieces that conveyed with the house, plus family friendly and vintage pieces I gather at estate sales and junk shops around the Southeast.
Everything in the house was selected with the comfort and convenience of our family as well as our guests. Deep-cushioned slip-covered sofas and chairs and multiple seating and dining areas inside and outside are meant to allow family members to gather and relax after a long day at the beach, or biking or strolling around Tybee. We also love bringing other couples to Ebbtide for weekends. The bedroom set-up, which includes a master suite with king-sized bed and bath, plus two other upstairs bedrooms with queen-size beds, as well as a downstairs queen-sized bedroom, means nobody has to bunk on a sofa!
Ebbtide is designed for family time, fun-time, quiet time, dream time. You’ll never sleep any better than here, with the sound of the surf whispering in your ears!