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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

(41 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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 Back River 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 Back River 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
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    suitable for young adults...moreless

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

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

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  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

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  • 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

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

    paper back books in entertainment center...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player:

    located in living room and bed room...moreless

  • Games:

    suitable for rainy day...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

    2 flat screen tv...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Herons' Nest is 1/2 block from the Back River beaches....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    central a/c...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    full dryer with dryer sheets provided...moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    electric mini fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central a/c...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Living Room:

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

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    brick parking pad in front...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    additional parking across the street...moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    full washer/dryer and all soaps provided...moreless

  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    USE CODE 9127869302...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    mr coffee...moreless

  • 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

  • Freezer

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    beach bicycles with baskets...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    private tropical patio...moreless

  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    located 1/2 block from Georgia's premier kayaking area----rent kayaks at AJ'S...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

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

  • Lawn / Garden:

    tropical flowers and foliage...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill with electric starter...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    large screened porch...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Private in unit 4 person cedar sided hot tub...moreless

  • Indoor Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Cottage

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/Spring
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$120
$840
Summer/Fall
Apr 1 - Sep 16, 2017
2 night min stay
$150
$1,050

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $70
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/20/2017
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Location

  • Tybee Island Lighthouse

    "The Tybee Light House Complex is a must see on your trip. The Tybee Light House is 1 of only..."

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  • Sundae Cafe

    "Probably the best restaurant on Tybee. The quality of food is excellent and a wonderful hom..."

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  • The Crab Shack

    "Good food and shell fish in a tropical atmosphere. Dine on the water or inside. See the al..."

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  • Fort Pulaski National Monument

    "Hop, step and jump away from Tybee on Hwy 80. See where historical military battles took pl..."

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  • 80 East Gastropub

    "Sister restaurant of the Sundae Cafe. Same great food at a lower price. Atmosphere is casu..."

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  • A-J's Dockside Restaurant

    "Located on the Back River Inlet. AJ's is a 5 minute walk from the Heron's Nest and a 2 minut..."

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  • Huc-A-Poos

    "Best handmade pizza on Tybee with an atmosphere that just won't quit. This is a 1 of kind d..."

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  • Back River Fishing Pier

    "Great place to fish and very close to the Heron's Nest. Long pier area for fishing and beac..."

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  • StingRay's on Tybee

    "Best fried fish and shell fish on Tybee. Watch the crowd go by on Hwy 80 in patio seating o..."

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  • Capt. Mike's Dolphin Tours

    "Please don't miss this Tybee tour and be sure to bring your camera or cell phone. Take a sho..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
HWY 80
Tybee Island, GA, USA
Nearest Restaurant
AJ's

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, GA, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/20/2017

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Photos

  • BLUE HERON STATUE

    BLUE HERON STATUE

  • SCREENED PORCH

    SCREENED PORCH

  • PATIO IN PRIVATE GARDEN

    PATIO IN PRIVATE GARDEN

  •  PORCH WITH BICYCLES AND BEACH CHAIRS

    PORCH WITH BICYCLES AND BEACH CHAIRS

  • VIEW OF GARDEN FROM PORCH

    VIEW OF GARDEN FROM PORCH

  • KITCHEN

    KITCHEN

  • LIVING ROOM AND HOT TUB

    LIVING ROOM AND HOT TUB

  • HOT TUB

    HOT TUB

  • ART DECO BEDROOM

    ART DECO BEDROOM

  • ENTRANCE

    ENTRANCE

  • BEDROOM

    BEDROOM

  • ART DECO BATHROOM

    ART DECO BATHROOM

  • WATER GARDEN

    WATER GARDEN

  • PATH TO PRIVATE GARDEN

    PATH TO PRIVATE GARDEN

  • SCREENED PORCH

    SCREENED PORCH

  • SCREENED PORCH

    SCREENED PORCH

  • DINING ROOM

    DINING ROOM

  • KITCHEN

    KITCHEN

  • LIVING ROOM

    LIVING ROOM

  • COMPLIMENTARY WINE

    COMPLIMENTARY WINE

  • BEDROOM

    BEDROOM

  • BEDROOM

    BEDROOM

  • BATHROOM

    BATHROOM

  • RUSTIC PARKING SIGN

    RUSTIC PARKING SIGN

VRBO #205896

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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