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Adorable, Affordable, Cozy, Beach-Chic Apartment / Downstairs

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Last updated: 07/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Tybee Island apartment description

DOWNSTAIRS / The tastefully-decorated newly-renovated, beach-chic apartment has an upscale kitchen combined with the attractive living area that features a full sized futon couch that can sleep two extra. Two easy chairs are made for relaxing, reading or watching the flat screen television, which has DVD and VHS capabilities. The bedroom accommodates a King sized bed with an adjustable mattress. A spacious closet, suitcase stands and coat racks provide plenty of space for clothing and personal items. The screened porch has comfortable cushioned wrought iron chairs that are just right for a relaxing finish to your day in the sun. A window unit offers plenty of heat during cold months and plenty of cold air conditioning in the summer. Ceiling fans inside and on the porch gently move the air as well.

This apartment is just right for a couple or two if you are good friends. One couple plus up to two small children find it cozy yet comfortable.

On the south facing wall is an incredibly beautiful ocean life mural designed and painted by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann who was assisted by owner Cathy Sakas. On the front of the cottage the sassy Octopus watches over her Lair.

Our rate IN SEASON is just $90-100 per night with a two-night minimum, plus hotel/motel taxes & fees (see rates). Weekly and monthly rentals are also available.

Enjoy Tybee’s sand, waves and sun from your own comfortable, adorable, affordable, beach-chic yet tastefully-decorated cottage apartment that has all the amenities! You'll just love it!

If you would like more information, please contact:
Donna Cole / Property Manager
savannahvacationrentals@gmail

CHECK OUT THE UPSTAIRS UNIT: LISTING # 474746

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Comfortable for two adults and can easily accommodate up to two small children on full size futon in living room...moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Downstairs apartment is wheelchair accessible...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Renter must be 25 years of age or older...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Sorry, this unit does not allow pets...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoke OUTSIDE only...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • The bedroom accommodates a King size adjustable bed with night stands on each side and has mirrored closet doors with ample room for clothes and suitcases. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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          • The shower has retro tiles and plenty of elbow room so you won't have to fight the shower curtain!...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Lovely ocean life specially rendered dishes and heavy stainless utensils...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully furnished with upscale stainless steel appliances...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric with closed-burner glass top...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Large capacity with ice maker...moreless

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine:

            Located in a separate building behind this one, available for both apartments to use....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Located in a separate building behind this one, available for both apartments to use....moreless

          • Parking:

            ONLY 1 PARKING SPACE PER UNIT...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bring your own BEACH towels...moreless

          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • The Cottage of the Octopus Lair is the best kept secret on Tybee for a quick get away for just the two of you or for a week of fun in the sun for you all and the kids. Enjoy your the beach in our adorable, affordable, cozy, beach-chic Cottage of the Octopus Lair on gorgeous Tybee Island!...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Rentals available on the island. More info at www.tybeeisland.com...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Rentals available More info at www.tybeeisland.com ...moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Rentals available More info at www.tybeeisland.com...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Screened in front porch and open back patio...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Check out the local charters...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Activities

                  • Library
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Sailing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Skiing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Laundromat
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Marina
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Fishing
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 17 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Off Season
                  Oct 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $70 $80
                  Fri, Sat
                  $450 $1,200
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $90 $100
                  Fri, Sat
                  $560 $2,100
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Quote does not include:

                  10% Management Fee

                  $70 Housekeeping Fee (minimum)

                  $25 Non-refundable Security Fee

                  Rates are subject to change until confirmed

                  If total amount is less than $400, then a minimum of $200 is required in advance


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                  Last updated: 07/18/2014
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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak
                  Tybee Island
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Highway 80
                  Tybee Island
                  Nearest Beach
                  Tybee Island
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Sting Rays
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Sting Rays

                  Car: Recommended

                  Located in a quiet neighborhood the Octopus Lair is within a three minutes walk to the beach. Large pine and palm trees populate the yard and a delightful ocean life mural boasts a large pink jelly, playful seahorse and sassy octopus on the south facing wall.

                  The only grocery store on Tybee is right around the corner and the main area of retaurants and shops is within a seven minute walk. The marine science museum is also located within the seven minutes radius. For the lighthouse and historical museum it is best to drive or ride a bike up to the north end.

                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About: Cathy Sakas is a well-known regional coastal naturalist specializing in tropical and sub-tropical marine and terrestrial habitats. In other words, she loves the nature of the southeast coast and thinks the barrier islands of Georgia are the most beautiful in the world. After landing in Savannah in 1970 to attend Armstrong-Atlantic State University, Cathy eventually ended up on Tybee in the early 90's and rented the downstairs of the house that she would later name Cottage of the Octopus Lair. Cathy's landlady had told her that she would never sell the house, but after a year of seeing how much Cathy enjoyed and cared for the cottage, the landlady wanted her to have it. As soon as Cathy purchased the Lair she surprised her former landlady with a dozen red roses in appreciation. A few years before purchasing the Lair on a trip to Africa Cathy met world-class award-winning artist Mary Jane Volkmann and they stayed close friends from then on even though a half a world apart. In 2005 Mary Jane moved her family from Namibia back to the US to Gainesville, Florida and very soon thereafter came to visit Cathy on Tybee. Mary Jane took one look at the Lair's south facing wall and the wheels began to turn. Over the Fourth of July week of 2005 Cathy and Mary Jane spent seven days from sun up to sun down working from scaffolding to draw and paint the coquettish fish, sassy octopus, impish seahorse and magnificent pink jelly creating the landmark ocean life mural that adorns the south-facing wall. A local television station documented the progress each evening on their news broadcast. Cathy and Mary Jane's next mural is the north facing wall so stay tuned for that event!

                  Why Tybee Island:
                  When I first rented the Lair I immediately saw the potential it had. I just loved the coziness of it and the layout. As soon I bought it I made renovations and added my own personal touches using the beauty of nature. I enjoy the outdoors so much that the screened front porch literally became my office. I wrote the scripts for my two natural history series for Georgia Public Television on that porch in the rocking chairs and have written several more papers and programs there too. For years Little Green Herons raised their chicks in a nest in the top of one of the palms and I watched their progress each day until they fledged. How wonderful to see them venture out on the long fronds and then finally take their first unsteady flights.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  Living on Tybee has been such a great joy. I like to run and walk and since the beach is only a few minutes from my doorstep I take advantage of it. There is nothing like taking a walk in the morning to see the sun rise like a bright orange ball out of the ocean. I appreciate all that nature has to offer and seeing the stars reflected in the ocean's surface and the moon rise out of the ocean are pretty spectacular events too. Of course the pelicans flying just above the waves is a phenomenal sight to see and watching ghost crabs scurry into their burrows in the dunes is always intriguing. I love eating at the restaurants on Tybee because most have open-air seating, so I can continue enjoying nature while I dine in comfort.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • The sassy Octopus watches over her Lair

                    The sassy Octopus watches over her Lair

                  • Fully furnished, spacious kitchen has upscale stainless steel appliances

                    Fully furnished, spacious kitchen has upscale stainless steel appliances

                  • 2 comfy chairs and couch-sized futon in the living area offer plenty of seating

                    2 comfy chairs and couch-sized futon in the living area offer plenty of seating

                  • Comfy King bed offers firm support for a wonderful night sleep

                    Comfy King bed offers firm support for a wonderful night sleep

                  • Enjoy the breeze and salt air on the screened porch. Perfect end to a day of sun

                    Enjoy the breeze and salt air on the screened porch. Perfect end to a day of sun

                  • Located just blocks from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

                    Located just blocks from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

                  • Tybee Island Pier

                    Tybee Island Pier

                  • Or sit back and take a load off on one of the many wooden swings on the beach

                    Or sit back and take a load off on one of the many wooden swings on the beach

                  • Don't forget your boogie board!  The south end is a great spot to catch a wave

                    Don't forget your boogie board! The south end is a great spot to catch a wave

                  • Or test your talents at sand-castle sculpting.

                    Or test your talents at sand-castle sculpting.

                  • Ocean life mural by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann

                    Ocean life mural by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann

                  • Bistro table offers seating for 4

                    Bistro table offers seating for 4

                  • Futon lays down to the size of a queen sized bed to comfortably sleep 2 people

                    Futon lays down to the size of a queen sized bed to comfortably sleep 2 people

                  • Walk-in shower in the bathroom for added elbow room!

                    Walk-in shower in the bathroom for added elbow room!

                  • Palm trees offer a shady escape after a day in the sun at Octopus Lair

                    Palm trees offer a shady escape after a day in the sun at Octopus Lair

                  • Or relax on the open back patio that is fenced with greenery for more privacy

                    Or relax on the open back patio that is fenced with greenery for more privacy

                  • Tybee Island Pavilion

                    Tybee Island Pavilion

                  • Don't forget to stop by the Marine Science Center located right by the Pier

                    Don't forget to stop by the Marine Science Center located right by the Pier

                  • Boardwalk to the beach on every block

                    Boardwalk to the beach on every block

                  • Just make sure not to wipe out!

                    Just make sure not to wipe out!

                  • Check out the local pubs located on the south ends 'Strand'

                    Check out the local pubs located on the south ends 'Strand'

                  VRBO #470845

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                  $70 - $100 per night (USD)
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                  1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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