House, 6 Bedrooms + 6 Baths, Ocean in front Park w Pickle ball court in back.
This is our family's house, left to us by our parents. The 'immediate' family (including nieces, nephews and their children) now totals in excess of 40 people. The memories the house holds for us are endless -- we hope you will make some of your own fine memories here!
Owner purchased this House in 1969
Why Owner chose Tybee Island
This is a large and gracious, historic home built in 1895. It was used by the military to house officers and their families until after WWII. My parents 'discovered' Tybee Island in 1963 when my father was transferred to Savannah. They purchased a home on Officers' Row that year, then bought this house in approximately 1969. When our parents died, they wanted us to keep the house so that we could continue to enjoy Tybee and each other, and so that future generations could also enjoy this wonderful haven.
What makes this House unique
The home is spacious and airy; there are 11 foot ceilings throughout most of the house, with the kitchen having a 14 foot ceiling! We love to cook, so the kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, etc. -- but also with a large refrigerator (plus at least one spare 'drink' fridge), two dishwashers, a large oven/stove, a microwave, a six burner stove, and plenty of storage. The dining room seats 14-16 people, and the porch has two picnic tables. The massive porches wrap around most of the house. Most of the home has the original heart pine floors, and molded tin ceilings adorn the hallway, dining room, living room, and library/den. The bedrooms are all very amply sized -- two have king sized beds, two have queen sized beds, and two have multiple beds. Many of the bedrooms have the original working transom windows, and two have (nonworking) original fireplaces. While we have found it essential to retain the character of the house, it is modernized for functionality and in its furnishings. The ocean breeze keeps bugs away MOST of the year and the beach is a short walk. Access to the beach is through a private access, so it is a wonderful private area to enjoy the day in the sand. Public access to the beach is very limited on this part of the island so even on the most crowded weekends you will have plenty of room for you and your guests. Across the street from the private drive used to access the house, there is a terrific park with a childrens playground, a basketball court, a walking trail, and a baseball field. Also within walking distance is the Tybee Lighthouse and the Tybee Museum and the new Tybee Post Theather as well as 3 great restaurants.
Max guests: 17
Minimum age of primary renter: 30
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
A spacious large home with so much history and charm.
We had family in town for a wedding. This home was spacious and provided everyone with their own space. Super communication with the property Manager. They followed up every step to make sure we didn’t have any issues. Thank you for sharing your house.
Lovey long weekend with family
We all truly enjoyed our stay at this lovely historic home!
This was a perfect atmosphere for hosting a family style intimate women’s retreat. Like hitting the pause button on time. The porches are an amazing gathering spot. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you need. Communication with owner was easy. We really enjoyed the historical value of the property!
Friends Reunion 2019
Nine of us stayed here for a long weekend and had a great time. The house is easy to get to and conveniently located. Going to the beach was a breeze. The rooms were as described and everyone enjoyed the comfortable and spacious quarters. The historical aspects and family traditions added to the vibe. John and Patricia were easy to work with and were communicative throughout the process. I would highly recommend this home to any family or group looking for a peaceful good time.
We loved this house, felt like it was designed for our family. We loved the original woodworking, the huge kitchen, multiple sitting rooms.
We would love to return! Maybe during the early summer to miss that insane heat wave we had during our stay.