About the property
- House2200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Our guests have memories that last a lifetime. One of the best locations on Tybee. Steps to the beach and an easy walk to shops, restaurants and the pier. Check out our Reviews! For June and July, we rent our home from Saturday to Saturday.
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 a two story home with separate living areas on each level. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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, a queen size sofa bed with an extra memory foam topping for comfort, foosball game, 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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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Mike Polak
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.
Mike Polak purchased this House in 2003
Why Mike Polak chose Tybee Island
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.
What makes this House unique
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Book Now! Pure perfection!
Absolutely perfect house. Stop reading and just book!
The house is exactly as advertised. Located in a quiet part of Tybee the house is a minute walk to the beach without having to cross any roads. The house comes with all the beach necessities you would need (chairs, umbrellas, cooler, toys, etc.).
You are only a short walk away from restaurants, bars, and shops which made it very easy for our group of 9 to get around without having to wait for taxis. Speaking of our group of 9 - there was plenty of space to sleep and the kitchen had all the necessary equipment to allow us to cook at home for several meals.
The caretaker John is super friendly and was willing to give us suggestions for things to do. Honestly could not recommend this house more - hoping to be back soon!
Sweet 16 Celebration!!! Wonderful Memories!!!
My family and I rented the this home for my daughters Sweet 16 celebration. The home is absolutely beautiful and cozy! I had four teenagers with me and several adults. We all had a wonderful time. The teens enjoyed having their own space downstairs!!! We were steps away from the beach and within walking distance to the strip. The owners were extremely nice an accommodating. John, the caretaker, was very helpful and gave us several suggestions on where to eat and how to get around. Our overall experience was phenomenal!!!! We will rent this home again on our next trip to Tybee Island. I can't say enough great things about the home, the owners, the caretaker, and the island. Positive experience for everyone! My daughter had a Sweet 16 she will never forget. From the bottom of my heart Thank You to everyone!!!
I don't think there is a better spot on Tybee
Everything is as advertised. We didn't know anything about Tybee before booking this place. Upon reflection after our stay I am convinced there is not a better place to stay for our family. The house is towards the end of the island within super easy walking distance from downtown and the ocean. Our kids loved the 20 yard walk to the beach path. We loved the fact there was a hose outside to wash their feet. You are close enough to all the fun happenings and touristy crap, but far enough to not hear drunk fights or loud music--Perfect. Having a huge lot to park and play hoops in made the kids happy too. John was a Prince and was good to bounce ideas off on our off lsland excursions. Beds were super comfy, everything was clean and neat.
Plenty of room upstairs and down for people to stay out of each others hair. Oodles of towels, linens, and the little stuff no one wants to bring on a trip. I almost forgot, after driving thru the night 18 hours, we showed up 5.5 hours early and John was happy to give us the tour and let us in. That might not seem like a big deal, but it was monumental to our families mental health for the remainder of the trip.
There were also beach chairs and body boards for the kids to use in the ocean. Plenty of little touches like that which really makes a difference. I was happy, more importantly my wife was happy. Good time.
Wonderful home; great location; perfect for 10!
Lovely historic home, short walk to beach, pier and shops. Plenty of space to spread out. Wonderful sunroom, collection of board games and sunny deck! Nice size kitchen, grill & patio; loved the huge dining table for meals and game night! Highly recommend!
Great location and great layout
The Star Gazer property provides a comfortable and convenient place to stay, and is easily within walking distance to a variety of Tybee attractions. The house is two stories, with a living area on both stories, which makes it perfect for taking kids and multiple families. The kitchen and dining area are spacious, as well. The property is also a very easy walk to the best part of Tybee beach (where it's quiet and peaceful), the pier, and local restaurants. Thanks for a great experience!
We had an amazing long weekend in Tybee Island. The house is walking distance to the beach, has chairs/umbrella/etc for beach, comfortably slept 8 adults, and the owner was very responsive. Kitchen was stocked and large, and we grilled one night. Overall, we would definitely book again.
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.
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