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Enlisted Men's Mess Hall/Screened Inn c1925! Lighthouse, Pets, History!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

13A Cedarwood Ave., Tybee Island, GA, 31328

This historic Ft. Screven structure has been completely restored and renovated.

Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage fame has completely redecorated this amazing home and is a recipient of the Tybee Island Historic Society Preservation Award!!! Originally built as one of three Mess Halls for the fort, this home has had a long and colorful history including time as a boarding house. This duplex with Screened Inn on the other side with its own private entrance, Enlisted Men's Mess Hall features tall ceilings with ceiling fans, extra large windows in every room, hardwood floors and wrap around screened porch.

Fenced-in yard with large palms and live oaks. Two blocks from the North Beach, 5 minutes from the Tybee Light House Station and the North Beach Grill restaurant. The Jaycee Park (ball fields, walking path, playground) is located directly behind the home.

Ground level, easy to access, pet-friendly.

Complimentary off-street parking for 2 cars.

Complimentary WiFi.

Minimum Age Requirement: Must be 25 years of age to rent this property.

PLEASE NOTE: Longer minimum stay requirements of up to 7 nights will apply during certain times of the year including holidays and our summer season.

More Details

Property Manager
Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island, GA
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Why Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island, GA chose Tybee Island

Tybee holds so many good memories for me. I grew up in Savannah and, in my teenage years, spent every spring and summer weekend at Tybee (then called Savannah Beach). One of my mother's best friends lived in Fort Screven and we visited with her family often. I loved the old homes (large and small), the big porches, the mossy trees and the relaxed beach life.

I fell in love with Screened Inn before I ever saw it in person. I happened upon Layla and Kevin Palmer's blog and video of its renovation and called to arrange to see it.

What makes this house unique

I love the old hardwood floors, the sense of history in the house and its peaceful location.

Guestbook comments from the manager

From the first contact by phone to the last by email, Mermaid Cottages provided the best service of the 4 rental agencies I used this month on Tybee. Personable service, efficient, best price quality.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Tybee Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 full bathrooms in Enlisted Men's Mess Hall and 2.5 bathrooms in Screened Inn
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
The Enlisted Men's Mess Hall/Screened Inn duplex is ground level with just a few steps to the front door. Each side of duplex has its own huge screened porch and separate fenced yards, with comfy seating, original art from amazing local and regional artists - we love to support our local art scene! Duplex is located on Tybee Island's quiet north end and is within walking distance to the historic Officer's Row, Tybee lighthouse, North Beach, restaurants and shops. History buffs will especially enjoy Enlisted Men's Mess Hall/Screened Inn duplex. It was originally one of 3 mess halls for Fort Screven and has a colorful history including time as a boarding house. Each side of duplex rents separately and guests can rent either side of the duplex or can rent both sides if desired for large family gatherings, multi-family or friends' vacations, etc. See our other listing for Screened Inn!

Reviews

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Enlisted Men's Mess Hall/Screened Inn c1925! Lighthouse, Pets, History!
average rating of 4.8299317 based on 188 reviews
Cincinnati, Ohio
5

Lovely cottage on Tybee

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This is our second stay in this cottage. We LOVE it. It's perfect for our two Scottish Terriers and this part of the island is so peaceful with many places to stroll with out dogs and just a quick hop over the Officer's cottage area to the sea. The cottage itself is very nice and decorated just as you'd want it - to reflect a lovely island cottage. Also the place was spotless.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and I've let the housekeeper know to keep up the good work! We love happy guests! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Somerville, Ohio
5

Love Mermaid Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Mermaid Cottages are great, we have stayed at their rentals at least 5 times and counting and have not been disappointed yet. Clean/nice places that are well kept and the staff is wonderful as is their maintenance crew (we had an A/C unit go out one year and it was fixed that day!). Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Five times?? That's aMaZinG! You must come back for a 6th, and soon, too! Thrilled you're a fellow merman! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Evans, GA
4

Perfect cottage

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was more than helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

this was our first visit to Tybee. Proximity to Savannah is great, however we prefer a beach that allows dogs. Our only complaint has to do with Tybee Island itself not the cottage. The cottage is wonderfully decorated, the bed was comfortable, 2 full baths & the kids loved the "hidden" shower. The yard was perfect for our dogs and I could have spent many more morning on the nice porch drinking coffee! If I could i would take this cottage to another beach. The walk to the beach was quick, look to the left and the covered ivy fence to find the secret passage. Great started supply of everything we needed, from coffee to filters, shampoo and soap for the kitchen. The kitchen is small so if you are planning on elaborate dinners this might not be the place for you. Overall we were very happy with the cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We're so happy you and the puppies had a great time with us. We can't do much about the beach but we do go to Fort Pulaski to let our doggies get wet and a little sand between their toes as well. :) Please come and stay with us again. ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Grayslake , Illinois
5

Cute as a button!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Great location, clean and cozy. Loved the wrap around porch. Unfortunately the weather was cold during spring break so we couldn't really enjoy it. I prefer a firm mattress, which these really were not, but were adequate. This place was perfect for our family of 3 plus dog. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! Diane and the mermaids
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Alpharetta, GA
5

A Quiet Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We come out to Tybee often and have rented condos and homes. This was the first time utilizing Mermaid Cottages and the experience was very positive. Enlisted Men's Mess Hall is in a quieter area of the island, Officers Row, amongst large historic homes. The property is very clean. The home is charming and nicely furnished. Having a washer/dryer was convenient, as we were there 5 nights and didn't have to pack as many clothes. For a small kitchen, it was well-stocked--I cooked Thanksgiving dinner without a problem. My only suggestion would be for a sharper chef's or santoku knife. Deeded access to the beach was a plus, we did take walks. Would definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Oh, we love a convert! It's nice to have your own space, just like at home. Vacations should be fun and not stressful, so yeah, that beach access is key. ;) Come again soon! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Oregon, WI
5

Enlisted Men's Mess Hall

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We absolutely love Mermaid Cottages! They do the very best job! This is our 5th year staying in the cottages and we love the experience every time! The cottage are so clean and decorated so beautifully!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We're so happy we're your personal vacation home here on Tybee. You just keep coming and eventually you'll have stayed in every Mermaid Cottage! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Map

Tybee lighthouse, Fort Screven, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Pier & Pavilion, beach ecology and dolphin tours

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Taxes and fees are additional

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $175/Night - $1225.Week
  • US Dollars
  • We offer 5% discount for AARP, AAA, Educator and Military
  • 13% Lodging tax
  • $89 Guest Services Fee
  • $130 pet fee for 1-2 pets (Enlisted Men's Mess Hall)
  • $100 housekeeping fee
  • Longer Minimum stay requirements (up to 7 nights) during certain times of the
  • year including holidays Spring Break and our Summer Season.