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Mary Kay Andrews' Ebbtide Circa1932! Just Steps to the Beach!

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Welcome to Ebbtide! One house back from beach; steps to beach cross over bridge!

Welcome to Ebbtide! One house back from beach; steps to beach cross over bridge! Covered parking for 4 vehicles. Beautiful, completely updated, fully-equipped kitchen! Another view of kitchen. Dining area with seating for 8.  Lots of games and books! Living room.  Also dining room in background; it has been painted white. Ebbtide has been updated in fall 2013 with an electric firebox! Living room. Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath! Master bathroom. Second bedroom with two twin beds. Hall bath; full bath. Third bedroom with queen bed. 4th bedroom with queen bed. 4th bedroom opens onto the expansive enclosed porch! Huge, enclosed porch with flat screen TV,  & areas for relaxing & dining! Another view of enclosed porch area. Another view of enclosed porch area. Deck off of enclosed porch. Ground level bedroom with two twin beds.
This is 5th bedroom. Ground level bedroom with queen bed.  This is 6th bedroom. Outdoor sitting area. The walkway over sand dunes to waves is just steps from Ebbtide's front door! Floor plan for Ebbtide.

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tybee Island house description

An original Tybee raised cottage brimming with vintage charm, modern conveniences and ocean views. This newest addition to novelist Mary Kay Andrews’ beach cottage collection is named after the beach house in her New York Times bestselling 'Summer Rental'!

NOTE: Dining and living room walls are now painted white as in the attached video; bright, beachy and ready for you to enjoy! Also a new electric fireplace in fall 2013!

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!) It’s like Grandma’s house at the beach! This vintage circa1932 raised southern-style beach house offers everything you can think of for an unforgettable beach vacation! Whether a family holiday, girlfriends’ getaway or couples’ retreat, Ebbtide will not disappoint! The historic beach house features original board & batten wood paneling and wood ceilings, hardwood floors and all the ambiance you can imagine! Lovingly preserved and restored, this kind of historical, original construction adds a special, memory-making touch that is one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced; it is a place you will remember fondly long after you have checked out and returned to “the real world” and one that you will dream about returning to again and 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 and conveniences and 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 and vintage Sunbeam bread store signage and bookshelf chocked full of books and games for all ages complete the dining space.
Buffet table adjacent to the dining table between dining area and living room provides ample space for serving large meals!
The living room features original wood paneling, large, comfy, slipcovered sofa, 4 cozy side chairs, large round coffee table, a beautiful brick fireplace/hearth (with an electric fireplace box) 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 and 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 and through that room another bedroom with queen bed. This bedroom features a flatscreen TV and French doors leading out to the enormous covered porch and another complete sitting/dining area with slipcovered sofa, vintage rattan chairs, flatscreen TV, table and chairs for dining or games (seating for 6) and yet another sitting area out here with a rattan sofa & loveseat and 2 chairs done up in beautiful beachy blue stripe. This enclosed porch is surrounded on all sides by windows and sliding glass doors with views to the beach and 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 and then to the left the 4th bedroom with queen bed. Beautiful iron bed and 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 and one with two twin beds. 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 and sand off before heading inside!
NOTE: There is no access to the downstairs bedrooms from the main floor without going outside and down the stairs. These are completely separate from main floor of the house and would not be suitable for children. Rooms open into covered parking area.

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 and you will love taking the crossover bridge directly from the house over the sand dunes and to the ocean’s waves!

Features 6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (one bathroom is downstairs for access from outside.) Located at #1 9th Street, just steps to the ocean. Within walking distance of great restaurants and shopping!

COMPLIMENTARY AUTOGRAPHED MARY KAY ANDREWS NOVEL & WELCOME NOTE WITH EACH STAY!


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 created just for us!

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.



Keywords: Single Family Home; 6 bedrooms, one house back from beach, steps away from beach/dunes crossover to water's edge!

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Great house for kids. No busy streets to cross. House is just a few steps from the walk over to the beach....moreless

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                You must be 25 years old to rent this house...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Absolutely No Smoking inside this house...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                Stainless Appliances in kitchen. There is also a pantry in the kitchen....moreless

              • Coffee Maker:

                Complimentary Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee!...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                New stainless refrigerator...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                8...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Stove
              • Child's Highchair
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Oven

              Amenities

              • Linens Provided:

                All bedrooms feature luxurious, ultra-soft & comfy bedding & lots of pillows to snuggle with! Very comfy sleeping!...moreless

              • Air Conditioning:

                We have A/C in the summer to keep you nice & cool and heat in the winter to keep you warm & cozy!...moreless

              • Heating:

                We have A/C in the summer to keep you nice & cool and heat in the winter to keep you warm & cozy!...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Washer located in separate room on ground level of house. Laundry shoot in bathroom upstairs....moreless

              • Covered Parking:

                Covered area under house for off-street parking for 4 cars....moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Dryer located in separate room on ground level of house....moreless

              • Fireplace:

                nonworking...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • 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!...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Flat screen TV in Living Room and on Enclosed sun porch, TVs in Master Bedroom and other 2 upstairs bedrooms....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Balcony:

                        Sitting area off of sun porch with outdoor chairs. Take a cup of Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee out on the balcony & enjoy a beautiful start to your beach day!...moreless

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        Patio area under house with outdoor seating and swing....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                          • Beach View:

                            Partial view of ocean from porches and area on main floor of house...moreless

                          Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Rafting
                          • Kayaking
                          • Tennis
                          • Surfing
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Parasailing
                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Swimming
                          • Sailing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Walking
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Restaurants
                          • Museums
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Antiquing
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Golf
                          • Shopping
                          • Shelling
                          • Boating

                          Other Activities

                              • Tybee Island Lighthouse, Marine Science Center, Fort Pulaski, Tybee pier & pavilion. Beach ecology and dolphin tours....moreless
                               

                              Reviews

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                              • Reunion at Tybee

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                                Reunion at Tybee

                                • Guest Joanne
                                • Date of stay 04/10/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/18/14
                                Ebbtide was the perfect size and location for a reunion of long-time friends. Everyone enjoyed the beach walks, the sunshine, and the food.

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                              • Amazing Home!

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                                Amazing Home!

                                • Guest K.C.
                                • Date of stay 04/03/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                The location of Ebbtide was perfect for us. It was quiet and not crowded, yet close enough to the pier and shops for us to walk. The home is furnished very well. We loved the "welcome gift"!

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                              • I'd give 10 stars for this experience!

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                                I'd give 10 stars for this experience!

                                • Guest Sally
                                • Date of stay 03/30/14
                                • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                                Ebbtide was fabulous! The decor was vintage, unique, and luxurious. Beautiful wrap around enclosed porch was the perfect spot for gathering, and the large living/dining area was perfect for our group of seven. The cottage was only a few steps from the walkway to the beach. Beach was also fabulous - not crowded during our early April stay. Local restaurants were excellent. Would highly recommend Tybee Island and this particular cottage. Plan to return again next year!

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                              • Vintage Relaxation!

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                                Vintage Relaxation!

                                • Guest Jennifer
                                • Date of stay 02/26/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/22/14
                                Ebb Tide was the perfect place to relax. It was bright and cheery with many vintage items to remind one of a simpler time.

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                              • A Writer's Dream

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                                A Writer's Dream

                                • Guest Erin
                                • Date of stay 03/09/14
                                • Review Submitted 03/17/14
                                This beach house is not only beautifully decorated, comfortable and within a stone's throw from the beach, it's also the perfect writer's retreat. Quiet and peaceful, the house and location are an inspiration and the fun beach reads by author/owner Mary Kay Andrews scattered throughout the house only add to the experience!

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                              • Awesome visit!

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                                Awesome visit!

                                • Guest Valerie
                                • Date of stay 12/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/02/14
                                This house is awesome. Plenty of space for lots of folks to spread out and have wonderful conversations. Spacious, nicely decorated, light, a lovely time!

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                              • Fabulous Place!

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                                Fabulous Place!

                                • Guest Nancy
                                • Date of stay 11/07/13
                                • Review Submitted 11/13/13
                                Awesome home...will diffently be back

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                              • Fantastic Vacation!

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                                Fantastic Vacation!

                                • Guest Beth
                                • Date of stay 09/14/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/04/13
                                We had a wonderful time on Tybee Island. The house was perfect for the seven of us. The beach and the sunrises were absolutely beautiful.

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                              • Old Friends Visit Ebbtide on Tybee

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                                Old Friends Visit Ebbtide on Tybee

                                • Guest Penny
                                • Date of stay 09/26/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/03/13
                                We had such a wonderful time at Ebbtide on Tybee. There is plenty of room there even with 6 ladies! Most of us had not seen each other in many years and spent a lot of time visiting inside this beach house. It is beautifully decorated with the important areas (kitchen and baths) being fully updated and comfortable. This beach house has been restored but keeps its original look and feel. The Mermaids make sure everything is just right.

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                              • Ebbtide is a Winner!

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                                Ebbtide is a Winner!

                                • Guest Jane
                                • Date of stay 08/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/16/13
                                This wonderful beach house allowed everyone in our extended family room to sleep, play, eat, relax, without being on top of each other. The interiors are skillfully decorated by MKA. Love the red and blue color scheme and all the personal touches. The kitchen is wonderful. (But you DO need that step ladder -- cabinets are very tall. It might be a good idea to provide one a little more functional that the darling vintage step/stool, though not as charming.) Open to the dining/family room and yet not so much so that you feel you're staring at the mess you just created! Love the porch. Love the short walk to the beach (esp w a gaggle of toddlers). Love the space to keep all the beach toys outside but protected. Love the parking for three vehicles. Don't love the mosquitoes, but who does? We enjoyed a wonderful week and look forward to renting Ebb Tide again and again in the future. Thanks!

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                              My Standard Rate
                              2 night min stay
                              $450
                              $3,150

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                              Fees:

                              • Housekeeping Fee $295
                              • Reservation/DamageWaiver $69
                              • Tax Rate 13%

                              Notes:

                              Longer Minimum Stay Requirements will apply during certain times of the year including Holidays, Spring Break and our Summer Season.

                              We offer 5% discount for AARP/AAA, Educator and Military (active & retired).

                              Ask about our special rates for off-season (November - February)


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                              Location

                              • Nearest Airport: Savannah-Hilton Head Intrernational at 25 Miles
                               

                              Manager info

                              Year Purchased: 2012

                              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 House:
                              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!


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                              • Welcome to Ebbtide! One house back from beach; steps to beach cross over bridge!

                                Welcome to Ebbtide! One house back from beach; steps to beach cross over bridge!

                              • Beautiful, completely updated, fully-equipped kitchen!

                                Beautiful, completely updated, fully-equipped kitchen!

                              • Dining area with seating for 8.  Lots of games and books!

                                Dining area with seating for 8. Lots of games and books!

                              • Ebbtide has been updated in fall 2013 with an electric firebox!

                                Ebbtide has been updated in fall 2013 with an electric firebox!

                              • Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath!

                                Master bedroom with king bed and ensuite bath!

                              • Second bedroom with two twin beds.

                                Second bedroom with two twin beds.

                              • Third bedroom with queen bed.

                                Third bedroom with queen bed.

                              • 4th bedroom opens onto the expansive enclosed porch!

                                4th bedroom opens onto the expansive enclosed porch!

                              • Another view of enclosed porch area.

                                Another view of enclosed porch area.

                              • Deck off of enclosed porch.

                                Deck off of enclosed porch.

                              • Ground level bedroom with queen bed.  This is 6th bedroom.

                                Ground level bedroom with queen bed. This is 6th bedroom.

                              • The walkway over sand dunes to waves is just steps from Ebbtide's front door!

                                The walkway over sand dunes to waves is just steps from Ebbtide's front door!

                              • Covered parking for 4 vehicles.

                                Covered parking for 4 vehicles.

                              • Another view of kitchen.

                                Another view of kitchen.

                              • Living room.  Also dining room in background; it has been painted white.

                                Living room. Also dining room in background; it has been painted white.

                              • Living room.

                                Living room.

                              • Master bathroom.

                                Master bathroom.

                              • Hall bath; full bath.

                                Hall bath; full bath.

                              • 4th bedroom with queen bed.

                                4th bedroom with queen bed.

                              • Huge, enclosed porch with flat screen TV,  & areas for relaxing & dining!

                                Huge, enclosed porch with flat screen TV, & areas for relaxing & dining!

                              • Another view of enclosed porch area.

                                Another view of enclosed porch area.

                              • Ground level bedroom with two twin beds.
This is 5th bedroom.

                                Ground level bedroom with two twin beds. This is 5th bedroom.

                              • Outdoor sitting area.

                                Outdoor sitting area.

                              • Floor plan for Ebbtide.

                                Floor plan for Ebbtide.

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                              Date last modified - Saturday, April 12, 2014

                              $450 per night (USD)
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                              6 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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