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Tybee Cottage, Steps to the Beach, Private Beach Access, Desirable Southend

(40 Reviews)

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Welcome to Star Gazer. Great breezes. Steps to the beach. Beautiful night sky

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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Sun room, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Our guests have memories that last a lifetime. One of the best locations on Tybee. Private and convenient.

Our renovated 1930 Tybee cottage is one of the few private cottages available to rent on the south end. From our lot, it is one hundred steps to the dunes. It is great for families. The home is on a private lane with absolutely no traffic. Small children love playing in the tidal pools on the beaches on this end of the island. Sunsets over Little Tybee are amazing.

Unique for Tybee, the home comes with an extra lot to give kids more room to play. The extra lot also offers plenty of parking for a group getaway to the beach. House layout perfect for families with a family suite, play rooms and plenty of games. The location allows you to park your car and never drive again. Short walk to restaurants or just to get a snow cone. Call 912-433-4713 or email us at mcpolak1@comcast.net if you have questions. Check out our Reviews!

The home is large enough for several families. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms with queen beds. The 'sun room' is a great place to gather as a group and includes a piano. It also has a queen sofa bed. In addition, there is a dining room off the kitchen, as well as a kitchen eating area with enough room to seat 12 for dinner. A perfect place for everyone to share their day over a great meal.

Downstairs there is a separate bedroom suite with a private bathroom, queen bed and two twin beds. The suite opens up to the back deck. The queen bed is separated from the twin beds with a privacy curtain. Downstairs also includes a play room, foosball game, another queen bed, extra 1/2 bath and laundry room. In addition, there is an outside private shower.

We love to entertain, so there are two decks outside. A large gas grill is also provided.

The house also has high-speed internet, wifi and cable.

Rest easy to a 'worry free' vacation, as we have a caretaker cottage on the property as well. 'Uncle John' will be sure everything with the home is perfect. John has been a member of our family for many years so he will gladly help you in any way.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 23 years or older to rent. Younger considered with owners permission....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    House comes with a pack and play, high chair and children bed rail....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed. Limited to two dogs. $50 pet fee for stay. Fenced in back yard....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • 2nd Upstairs Bedroom: 1 queen

    Room includes a sink....moreless

  • Sun room: 2 queen

    Room includes two queen sofa beds and flat screen t.v....moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Includes a sink and flat screen t.v....moreless

  • Queen Bedroom - Family Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    Suite includes a private bath and flat screen t.v....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Lighthouse Tours, Savannah History Tours, Dolphin Tours, Forts, Fishing Charters, Crabbing, Kayak the Back River, Sunset on the Back River...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining area includes a dining room which seats (11) and an additional (6) seats in adjacent kitchen...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 17 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty. Property includes a private lot. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Except for beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Includes eating area for (6)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel with ice maker and water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Golf:

    7 miles away at the Wilimington Island Golf Club....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks for rent from local adventure guides....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    At the city recreation center...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach dolly, horse shoes with beach chairs....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.9
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Rates 2017
Jan 7 - Mar 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Spring Season
Mar 3 - May 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
Peak Season
May 26 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay
$350
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$350
$2,450

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning Fee $145 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Email mcpolak1@comcast.net for off-season specials!

Rates are subject to change without notice. All guests need to be 23 years old or older.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 01/19/2017
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Location

29 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wilmington Island Golf Club

Car: Recommended

The beaches on the south end have incredible sun rises and sun sets. Though only a short walk to the historic Tybee Pier and Restaurant district, the beaches here are rarely crowded. Once you arrive, there is no reason to ever have to move your car again.

The southend beach also has a beautiful view of 'Little Tybee' a protected natural preserve and a short kayak trip away. A great family outing. Hiking on 'Little Tybee' is truly one of the experiences of a lifetime.

Tybee Island is itself is one of the few remaining true 'beach towns'. In addition to everything a beach offers, it also has great fun and educational activities for kids including surfing, kayaking, fishing, walking up the steps of a 1800s lighthouse, visiting civil war forts and taking guided beach walks at the marine science center. Just 20 minutes from Tybee Island, guests should also visit historic Savannah, considered by travel guides as one of the most beautiful cities in North America.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: This was our home for ten years where we raised our two children. We originally moved to Savannah in 2002 and bought the Tybee house a year later as a second home. Yet, we fell in love with Tybee and sold our Savannah home and moved in full-time early in 2005. Four years ago we tearfully moved to Decatur where I took a new job. Decatur is great, but we miss the stars, sunsets and sounds of the surf. We have two great boys who are now 19 and 15. Currently, we live in Decatur, Georgia. I work for a healthcare software company and teach political science at Georgia Tech. My wife is a middle school language arts teacher.

Why the Owner Chose Tybee Island, GA, USA:
My wife and I for a number of years would visit Tybee and pull up our beach chairs on the beaches on the Southend to relax and watch the sunset. After the first sunset and cool breezes, we were hooked. When we decided to buy a home on Tybee, I spent months waiting for a home to come available between 18th Terrace and 19th Street. The Southend is also close enough to the Pier, restaurants and shops to walk, yet far enough where the beach isn't as crowded. Better yet, just walk around the tip to the beaches facing 'Little Tybee' and it will be almost empty. Also, the main road on Tybee Island ends on the Southend and becomes a narrow two lane road. Therefore, the cars go really slow. Therefore, we didn’t have to worry about my two sons walking down the street or riding their bikes. Why did we choose this particular house? The location is perfect. Since we are only the 4th house from the ocean you can hear the waves and the surf. It is really nice to have private access to the beach as well. I also like historic houses, so the home still has its original 'bead board' from the 1930s. The extra lot is a big plus. We had plenty of room to park and it gave our two boys enough space to throw a baseball, play football or shoot baskets.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to invite people to our home. For entertaining, we have two decks surrounded by palm trees. We also converted the original porch into a 'sun room'. This room is large and surrounded by windows, so a great spot to share a cocktail with friends. When family visits us, we can put them in a separate suite downstairs. They really like the extra privacy.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/19/2017

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  • Welcome to Star Gazer.   Great breezes. Steps to the beach.  Beautiful night sky

    Welcome to Star Gazer. Great breezes. Steps to the beach. Beautiful night sky

  • Private beach access.  Dunes only one hundred steps from our property.

    Private beach access. Dunes only one hundred steps from our property.

  • Kitchen.   Additional dining area for six.

    Kitchen. Additional dining area for six.

  • Downstairs play area and t.v. room.

    Downstairs play area and t.v. room.

  • Foosball Table.

    Foosball Table.

  • Upstairs bedroom with flat screen television.

    Upstairs bedroom with flat screen television.

  • Twin beds in the traditional beach cottage style.

    Twin beds in the traditional beach cottage style.

  • Back deck for relaxing and entertaining.  Deck includes a large gas grill.

    Back deck for relaxing and entertaining. Deck includes a large gas grill.

  • Upstairs bathroom.  Mirror from local Tybee artist.

    Upstairs bathroom. Mirror from local Tybee artist.

  • Family room includes two queen pull out couches.  Door leads to upstairs deck.

    Family room includes two queen pull out couches. Door leads to upstairs deck.

  • Sunset over 'LittleTybee' on the south end of Tybee.

    Sunset over 'LittleTybee' on the south end of Tybee.

  • Dining Room.  Table can be expanded to seat ten.

    Dining Room. Table can be expanded to seat ten.

  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

    Kitchen with stainless steel appliances.

  • Large upstairs family room with large flat screen television and piano.

    Large upstairs family room with large flat screen television and piano.

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Downstairs bedroom opening up to the back deck.

    Downstairs bedroom opening up to the back deck.

  • Upstairs deck.

    Upstairs deck.

  • Large front yard for plenty of parking!  Great play area for kids.

    Large front yard for plenty of parking! Great play area for kids.

  • Bathroom in the family suite.   Additional one-half bath and outside shower.

    Bathroom in the family suite. Additional one-half bath and outside shower.

  • Care taker cottage.   John will insure everything is perfect for your stay.

    Care taker cottage. John will insure everything is perfect for your stay.

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017

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