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Welcome to The Cottage Of The Octopus Lair, just minutes from the beach

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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

UPSTAIRS / The tastefully-decorated newly-renovated, beach-chic apartment has an upscale kitchen combined with the attractive living area that features a full sized futon couch that can sleep two extra. Two modernistic, comfortable sitting chairs are made for relaxing, reading or watching television, which has DVD and VHS capabilities. The bedroom accommodates a queen size bed with a comfortably firm mattress. A spacious closet, suitcase stands and coat racks provide plenty of space for clothing and personal items. The screened porch has comfortable rocking chairs that are just right for a relaxing finish to your day in the sun. A window unit offers plenty of heat during cold months and plenty of cold air conditioning in the summer. Ceiling fans inside and on the porch gently move the air as well.

This apartment is just right for a couple or two if you are really good friends. One couple plus up to two small children find it cozy yet comfortable. The downstairs apartment may also be rented to allow for plenty of room for family and friends.

On the south facing wall is an incredibly beautiful ocean life mural designed and painted by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann who was assisted by owner Cathy Sakas. On the front of the cottage the sassy Octopus watches over her Lair.

Our rate IN SEASON is just $90-100 per night with a two-night minimum, plus hotel/motel taxes & fees (see rates). Weekly and monthly rentals are also available.

Enjoy Tybee’s sand, waves and sun from your own comfortable, adorable, affordable, beach-chic yet tastefully-decorated cottage apartment that has all the amenities! You'll just love it!

If you would like more information, please contact Donna / 912-547-8608
savannahvacationrentals@gmail

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Manager

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 450 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 years old to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are always welcome at the Octopus Lair...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoke OUTSIDE only please...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, we do not allow pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Only the downstairs is wheelchair accessible. Not the upstairs. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • Comfortable queen in bedroom with a comfortable sleeper futon in the living area. Just right for two but comfortably cozy for a couple with one or two small children. Close friends may also find the apartment for two couples....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Large bathtub accommodates long legs and features a generous shower for a relaxing rinse after a day of saltwater bathing. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Cottage of the Octopus Lair is the best kept secret on Tybee for a quick get away for just the two of you or for a week of fun in the sun for you all and the kids. Enjoy your the beach in our adorable, affordable, cozy, beach-chic Cottage of the Octopus Lair on gorgeous Tybee Island!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Newly installed Mitsubishi system cools during the summer. Ceiling fans and floor fan move the air for even more cooling....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located in a building behind this one, available for both apartments to use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The new Mitsubishi unit heats during the cooler months to make the apartment comfortable year round. ...moreless

  • Internet:

    Hi-speed Wireless Internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bed linens, bath towels and washcloths, and kitchen towel and dish cloth provided. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    T.V. has DVD and VHS capabilities. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    1 parking space per unit...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bring your own BEACH towels. Bath towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located in a building behind this one, available for both apartments to use....moreless

Kitchen

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

    Upscale stainless steel appliances. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened in front porch and open back patio...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available. More info at www.tybeeisland.com...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available. More info at www.tybeeisland.com...moreless

Building Type

  • Cottage
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$70 $80
Fri, Sat
$450 $1,200
Peak Season
Mar 1 - Oct 31
2 night min stay
$90 $100
Fri, Sat
$560 $2,100
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90 $100
Fri, Sat
$560 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $70 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Maintenance Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%

Notes:

Instant Quote does not include 10% Reservation Fee

Special Rates do not apply during holidays or special events

There is an additional Security Deposit of $100 charged to all reservations, typically more during holidays and special events.

In the event that there are damages to the property or housekeeping is required to do additional work, that money will be deducted from the Security Deposit. Otherwise, the Security Deposit will be refunded after your departure.

Cleaning Fee may be more than $70, depending on length of stay

Rates are subject to change until confirmed

If total amount is less than $400, then a minimum of $200 is required in advance

The owner reserves the right to cancel the reservation at any time due to their discretion


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 11/19/2016
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Stingrays
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Savannah Golf Club
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack
0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 80
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Tybee Island Social Club
Tybee Island, GA, USA
Nearest Beach
Tybee Island

Car: Recommended

Cottage of the Octopus Lair is located a short walk to the fabulous white sand beach of Tybee Island. Nestled among large palm trees that provide nesting areas for herons and other birds and the largest stand of pines on the island it is in a quiet neighborhood of modest homes. Just around the corner and down the street a bit is Tybee Market where quality fresh produce, groceries and deli items can be purchased as well as all the amenities to make your stay on Tybee complete. The famous Tybee Pavilion and Pier are only a ten minutes walk to the south. Many shops packed with interesting beach souvenirs and beach attire as well as casual restaurants that serve local seafood and beach cuisine line the way. Tybee Island Marine Science Center is well worth the ten minutes walk and can be visited before or after walking the Pavilion and Pier. Although small it is loaded with fish and turtles and even a baby alligator with lots of displays and videos that explain the nature of our island and coast. The south end of Tybee provides the perfect backdrop for a lovely walking adventure along salt marsh and the Back River. The houses you pass by are a delightful tribute to the tradition of family vacations and the eclectic yet fun spirit of the owners and architects. On the north end Tybee Lighthouse stands sentinel to the Port of Savannah. For an excellent workout and a fantastic view of the island and coast climb the 178 steps to the top! North Beach Grill is located beachward of the lighthouse and is a favorite of locals, so you know its got to be good! We know you will enjoy Tybee and your stay in the Adorable Beach Chic Cottage of the Octopus Lair!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 1994

About: Cathy Sakas is a well-known regional coastal naturalist specializing in tropical and sub-tropical marine and terrestrial habitats. In other words, she loves the nature of the southeast coast and thinks the barrier islands of Georgia are the most beautiful in the world. After landing in Savannah in 1970 to attend Armstrong-Atlantic State University, Cathy eventually ended up on Tybee in the early 90's and rented the downstairs of the house that she would later name Cottage of the Octopus Lair. Cathy's landlady had told her that she would never sell the house, but after a year of seeing how much Cathy enjoyed and cared for the cottage, the landlady wanted her to have it. As soon as Cathy purchased the Lair she surprised her former landlady with a dozen red roses in appreciation. A few years before purchasing the Lair on a trip to Africa Cathy met world-class award-winning artist Mary Jane Volkmann and they stayed close friends from then on even though a half a world apart. In 2005 Mary Jane moved her family from Namibia back to the US to Gainesville, Florida and very soon thereafter came to visit Cathy on Tybee. Mary Jane took one look at the Lair's south facing wall and the wheels began to turn. Over the Fourth of July week of 2005 Cathy and Mary Jane spent seven days from sun up to sun down working from scaffolding to draw and paint the coquettish fish, sassy octopus, impish seahorse and magnificent pink jelly creating the landmark ocean life mural that adorns the south-facing wall. A local television station documented the progress each evening on their news broadcast. Cathy and Mary Jane's next mural is the north facing wall so stay tuned for that event!

Why Tybee Island, GA, USA:
When I first rented the Lair I immediately saw the potential it had. I just loved the coziness of it and the layout. As soon I bought it I made renovations and added my own personal touches using the beauty of nature. I enjoy the outdoors so much that the screened front porch literally became my office. I wrote the scripts for my two natural history series for Georgia Public Television on that porch in the rocking chairs and have written several more papers and programs there too. For years Little Green Herons raised their chicks in a nest in the top of one of the palms and I watched their progress each day until they fledged. How wonderful to see them venture out on the long fronds and then finally take their first unsteady flights!

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Living on Tybee has been such a great joy. I like to run and walk and since the beach is only a few minutes from my doorstep I take advantage of it. There is nothing like taking a walk in the morning to see the sun rise like a bright orange ball out of the ocean. I appreciate all that nature has to offer and seeing the stars reflected in the ocean's surface and the moon rise out of the ocean are pretty spectacular events too. Of course the pelicans flying just above the waves is a phenomenal sight to see and watching ghost crabs scurry into their burrows in the dunes is always intriguing. I love eating at the restaurants on Tybee because most have open-air seating, so I can continue enjoying nature while I dine in comfort.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/19/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to The Cottage Of The Octopus Lair, just minutes from the beach

    Welcome to The Cottage Of The Octopus Lair, just minutes from the beach

  • The sassy Octopus Watches over her Lair!

    The sassy Octopus Watches over her Lair!

  • You can sit on either side of the bar

    You can sit on either side of the bar

  • Extra thick mattress on futon adds additional comfort for sitting or sleeping!

    Extra thick mattress on futon adds additional comfort for sitting or sleeping!

  • Ocean life decorations throughout.

    Ocean life decorations throughout.

  • Beautiful ocean life mural by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann

    Beautiful ocean life mural by world renowned artist Mary Jane Volkmann

  • Visit some of the local favorites located on the 'Strand' just a few blocks away

    Visit some of the local favorites located on the 'Strand' just a few blocks away

  • Tybee Island Pavilion

    Tybee Island Pavilion

  • Grab your boogie board and catch a wave!

    Grab your boogie board and catch a wave!

  • Try your talents at sandcastle sculpting.  There is so much to explore on Tybee!

    Try your talents at sandcastle sculpting. There is so much to explore on Tybee!

  • Separate upstairs & downstairs apartments available: nightly, weekly or monthly

    Separate upstairs & downstairs apartments available: nightly, weekly or monthly

  • Fully furnished, spacious kitchen has upscale stainless steel appliances

    Fully furnished, spacious kitchen has upscale stainless steel appliances

  • living room / kitchen combo

    living room / kitchen combo

  • Comfy queen bed offers great support for a wonderful nights sleep

    Comfy queen bed offers great support for a wonderful nights sleep

  • Bathroom has a tub/shower combo

    Bathroom has a tub/shower combo

  • Enjoy the ocean breeze while rocking on the screened in porch.

    Enjoy the ocean breeze while rocking on the screened in porch.

  • Don't forget to stop by the Tybee Island Marine Science Center

    Don't forget to stop by the Tybee Island Marine Science Center

  • Located just blocks from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

    Located just blocks from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion

  • Tybee Island Pier

    Tybee Island Pier

  • Just make sure you don't wipeout!

    Just make sure you don't wipeout!

  • The Cottage of the Octopus Lair welcomes you to come visit soon!

    The Cottage of the Octopus Lair welcomes you to come visit soon!

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Sunday, December 04, 2016

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