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Million $ Home, +Pool, Spa, Elevator, 5 Bd, 4 Bath, Sleeps 19+

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 17-21)

Located at 1509 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA - Beautiful new built in 2008 5 BR/4.25 BA. AND LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION - see Map! To watch 2 minute Movie of Home - go to YouTube and type in the words Tybee Island Joy. BRAND NEW 6 person Hot Tub!

So lovely, Guests Say,' The pictures on your website really don't do the home enough justice. And the location really could not be beat.'

If you are looking for upscale at the beach in the best location...

View details at web site - just type in Tybee Island Joy (all one word) dot com.

POOL in NEW million dollar home in Popular South Beach. 1200 steps to Ocean. 1/2 block to all shopping, restaurants and bars.

Upscale furniture throughout. Granite surfaces. Tile Floors in all bathrooms. Brand new very private 5th bedroom off kitchen.

Master Bedroom #1: KING 'CAPTAINS ROOM' - sleeps 4 (2 in King Bed) and (2 in full size sleeper sofa) with large ensuite bathroom and private deck attached.

Master Bedroom #2 KING 'SAILORS ROOM' - sleeps 2 plus one small child can sleep in chair that creates child size bed when lowered. With ensuite bathroom and attached porch.

Grandma's Room upstairs: Just off elevator QUEEN + TWIN - sleeps 3.

Bunk Room: DOUBLE BUNK, and SINGLE BUNK - sleeps 6 with ensuite bathroom.

Great Room: Queen Hide-a-bed in couch and we have 2 cots for children to sleep on - 4 Sleeping in Greatroom with Sofa sleeper and 2 cots. And one QUEEN SIZE bed in a bag (- in closet off Grandma's room)

New 5th bedroom off kitchen - 1 King Bed, and 2 twins, (trundle) sleeps four.

Marble Floors in Entry. Pale Bamboo floors throughout bedrooms and living spaces. Kitchen has double convection ovens, trash compactor. Master Bath has dual vessel sinks. Three of the 4 bedrooms have French doors leading to spacious decks. New 5th bedroom off Kitchen is surrounded by Windows and catches ocean breezes. Also has private A/C and Heat.

Kitchen and Living area have vaulted ceilings and are surrounded by Windows - giving the upstairs living area of this home, a New York Loft feel. 1200 feet to Ocean. Walk across the street to the world famous Breakfast Club. Walk 1 block to shopping, dining, beach. Walk to Library and IGA and Deli!

This home is spotless never been rented before Dec 2008 - actually just completed in 2008. Beautiful upscale pool and NEW 6 person Hot tub. All this on Quiet Street, 1 street off Butler.

Keywords: Beach House, luxury home, 5 bedroom Home has 11 beds + sofa bed, and 2 cots. House offers 3 Kings, 5 twins. 1 queen, 2 full, and double sofa bed, and 2 cots. Sleeps 21 total.

More Details

Marsha Marks
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Marsha Marks

Owner Marsha Marks is an author of several books - google her, and has been happily married since 1987 to the man of her dreams, Tom. They have one daughter, Mandy Marks.

Marsha Marks purchased this house in 2008

Why Marsha Marks chose Coastal

Tom and I met on the West Coast and always wanted a home near the beach, but were unable to pay LA prices. And hated LA traffic. When Tom took a job here in Savannah, we discovered Tybee Island and realized it was just 15 minutes from Downtown Savannah, and we loved the laid back Artsy, non-resort kind of feel. So, we looked for three years for the perfect piece of property - well, the perfect piece in our price range and in the location we wanted. We finally ended up buying a woman's back yard. We had the yard divided into a legal lot. The woman who sold us the lot, still lives behind our home. She purchased the lot our house sits on - 30 years ago for $1500.00! (She made a good investment!)

When we were looking for a bit of land to build on Tybee Island, we knew we might want to use the home as a vacation rental someday, and we wanted to be close to the beach, yet away from the noise. Close to the shops, yet away from the crowds. Within walking distance to all the eating places, and especially close to The Breakfast Club! This lot, seemed to have it all, Location, Location, Location, plus, it was the only lot we could find that didn't look into someone elses house - our lot looks onto a 60 foot tall live Oak tree. And OK, I confess, it was the only lot for sale on the whole darn street. So we bought it.

What makes this house unique

The large spacious upstairs. The pool. The double convection ovens. The Master Suite that has three seperate sections and a private deck. The pale yellow bamboo floors. The six burner cooktop with the pop up vent. The loft feel with tons of windows and natural light. The THREE large decks - two off each floor. The Air conditioned and insulated sleeping porch, that feels like a treehouse - on the top deck! Location, Location, Location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Marsha. We're all home safely after a wonderful week in your house. I want to thank you and Tom for all you did for us! You both went above and beyond any VRBO owners we have dealt with in the past. It was a perfect week, perfect house, perfect beach and great lifeguards. (They transported me to and from the beach in the lifeguard jeep.) I wrote a glowing review. If you didn't receive it let me know and I'll rewrite.

Thanks again, J
Aug 2015
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Tybee Island Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe
"Excellent - not to be confused with the breakfast place in front of the rental house - this ..."
The Crab Shack
"Touristy and lovely. Great crab!"
Fort Pulaski National Monument
North Beach Bar & Grill
"Love this place for it's food, outside deck and close to sand and sea."
Tybee Beach pier and pavilion
"Beautiful short walk from vacation rental! "
StingRay's on Tybee
"Just a one minute or 5 minute if you're slow - walk and worth it! "
Spanky's Beachside
"Love this easy casual and great salads - and right across the street from the beach. Easy walk"
Fannie's on the Beach
"My favorite place to hang out - where the beach comers come to eat! "
Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill
"Sit on the deck and watch the waves. Love this place"
Tybee Island Wedding Chapel
"Planning a sweet chapel wedding - this is the place"
Tybee Island Social Club
"Fantastic food and music and a short walk from our rental home"
The Breakfast Club
"You will step out the door of our home and walk across the street and look to the left 1/2 b..."
Nearest Airport
55 Miles


Tybee Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (5), Child Beds (2) We have two army cots that are low to the ground and available for small children that need to be near mom. These cots are stored in MB closet., Baby Cribs (1) Visit to have a crib delivered., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room SOFA BED makes into a Queen Bed, Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
1200 feet to Ocean, 1 block to world famous Breakfast Club, Walk to homes of movie stars and television mogals, 1 block to 10 restaurants and 8 bars, quiet street, trash compactor, 4 decks, three covered, one open, and covered patio by pool


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average rating of 4.7971015 based on 70 reviews


  • 5 of 5

House is nicely located in heart of Tybee with walking access to beach, restaurants, and plenty of attractions. Marsha is great to work with and is eager to make sure visitors enjoy their trip. Highly recommend !!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natick, MA

Tybee Island Joy and what a joy it was to stay at this house!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Marsha Marks' house the week of August 5-12 with 9 adults and two small children. The house was absolutely perfect with large spaces for gathering, a great kitchen and decks off of most rooms. The house is completely stocked with everything you will need from a baby chair to a pack n play to lots of dishes, etc. The location is perfect, easy to get to the beach, restaurants, bars, etc. If you rent a bike, which I highly recommend, you can virtually anywhere on the island. Marsha is the perfect host. She is extremely quick to answer any questions and has great advice on rentals, restaurants, etc. The week went entirely too fast and we can't wait to return. Thank you Marsha!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW, very nice of you to take the time to write this review! We only have one vacation rental - so we try and give it all our attention. I'm so pleased you found everything you need in the home. We also love the multiple decks and spaces. And I"m so glad the pack and play and baby seat for the table - worked for you!
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Hendrix Family , WI

  • 5 of 5

Tybee Joy has really been a joy to stay at. We had 19 of us in our group that came down from Wisconsin to visit family and enjoy the beautiful island. The pool was awesome but tiny. It kept us cool on those hot days. I think the best thing about the place was the location. You could walk almost to everything that there was to do and see on the island. We all didn't have to get in our cars everyday and our big group could go do their own thing. Awesome! Marsha too came to the rescue when the central air had a water leak. She and the handyman came ASAP and fixed the problem. We had a wonderful vacation . Thank you Marsha .

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So, thrilled you had such a good time. And thank you for saying (as we think as well...) the LOCATION is perfect!
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

This house is not on the beach but it is a short walk right through the heart of everything! The great things about this house are the 5 parking spots, pool and central location. There is an elevator but we didn't use it much, so be prepared to do plenty of stairs, if you don't use the elevator. This house is well stocked with towels and bedding. There is a new washer and dryer that are great. The decks off of the second floor bedrooms are really nice to sit out on. They are covered so when there's a breeze, it's nice to relax out there. I'm a bit of a clean freak and snob. I share this only to warn that if you are too, I'd schedule a few minutes to go over the bathrooms a bit. If you are not a cleaning snob, the house will be perfect when you arrive.

The owner, Marsha, is so accommodating and helpful. I would rent from her again. She answered every question I had, and responded quickly and clearly.

Overall, this house is wonderful. We had 12 adults and 8 kids and there was plenty of space. If you are thinking about renting this house, do it! You will love it!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We also love the covered porches to sit and enjoy the breezes. I'm thrilled you like the location of the home. This review is the first I'm hearing of the bathrooms not being spotless to your standards. I'm so sorry you felt you had to go 'over' the bathrooms. But, thrilled the home worked for you overall. I do have a dedicated cleaning company that I bring in from an hour away because in the two years I've used them, their has never been a mention of any cleaning issues (until this review). Again thrilled you liked the home and the responsiveness of my management. Clean freak or not - please come back!
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Everything we needed to have a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home near the beach. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we think it is perfect too!
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Pittsburgh, PA

Great vacation house with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Marsha, the owner was so easy to work with, and even greeted us upon arrival to "show ups the ropes" and answer any questions we had. Even with a lot of rain during the week, we still had a wonderful AND RELAXING time spending the afternoons on the covered porch, it had plenty of seating for all of us. The house is beautiful, comfortable and fully stocked with everything you need, dishes, towels, linens, etc. just show up and you're ready to hit the beach!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for mentioning our favorite things about this home - even on a rainy day - the covered porches are wonderful for enjoying family and friends. And we do try and make this the best stocked vacation rental ever!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $200

There are NO refunds for Cancelations for any reason - please take out travelers insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen emergencies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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