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Sleep in the Past, Play in the Present

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Spacious corner lot with beautiful mature shade trees


Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:15
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Charming historic property, perfect for reunions

Built at the turn of the 20th century, the Old Magnolia Place was renovated in 2005, but the 1900s charm remains intact. It's as welcoming and comforting as Grandma's house, just at the beach.

Located at the popular south end of Tybee, this spacious and beautifully restored boarding house is two blocks from the beach and three blocks from Back River. It's an easy walk to shops and the pier, and other popular island destinations, from the lighthouse to the old coastal battery, are a quick bike ride away. The house sits on the bike route for the south end of the island.

Original flooring, bead board walls, wrap around porches, and a claw foot bathtub remind guests of a simpler time, while central AC, a modern kitchen, wifi, and DirectTV provide all the comforts of home.

The house is perfect for family reunions and large get-togethers. The back porch table easily seats 12, and additional dining space inside seats eight more.

With six bedrooms and five baths, the house sleeps 16, comfortably accommodating multiple families. Each room has it's own entrance to the porch, for easy access to the beach, Back River, lighthouse, or pier.

And if you don't like what's being served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at home, many dining options are available within walking, biking, or golf-carting distance. And for that big evening out, nearby Savannah is home to Paula Deen's famous Southern cuisine, and a host of other excellent restaurants, from dressy to casual, abound in the area.

The house's location and blend of old-fashioned charm and modern amenities will have you coming back year after year and making more memories. Just like Grandma's place.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15, Beds for 15

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining:

    Large table on screened porch seats 12; additional tables in kitchen and dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 20 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Screened porch and wrap-around porches...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


Write a review 4.7
from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-season 2016-17
Oct 7 - Mar 9, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Exit Clean & Linen fee $270 + tax
  • Administrative Fee $35 + tax
  • Accidental Damage Protec $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


Refer to fees and expenses at the property manager's web site for the most current and seasonal rates (Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals rate does not include sales and lodging tax, housekeeping fee ($270), $40 accidental damage fee and a $35 perocessing fee.

In Season- weekly rentals only.

Holiday rates apply for Mar. 13-17, May 22-24, June 27-July 10,and Aug 29-Sep 3, 2014

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Savannah International Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Train
300 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Nearest Beach
Tybee Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Fort Pulaski National Monument is less than five miles from the house. General Robert E. Lee, as a young lieutenant, oversaw the design and building of the Fort. You can easily spend a day at this historic site watching the reenactments of life at the fort during the Civil War. Tybee Marine Science Center, a conservation and science center and museum, is 400 meters from the house. Offering nature tours of both the marsh,beach, and back river, the Center is intent upon educating and entertaining both young and old on the beauties of the ecosystem that is Tybee Island. Dolphin tours are available in season, and the world famous Sea Turtles are the honored guests of Tybee from May to October. The Marine Center conducts seashore walks and guided tours during nesting season. Everyone on the island tries to accommodate the turtles by dimming their lights and using specially filtered lighting during nesting and hatching. For the golfers, play the course on the next island inland, Wilmington, that Frank Sinatra and the rest of his Rat Pack played when they were in town. And of course, there's the Lighthouse and the Battery Museum at Fort Screven. One of the last working lighthouses on the East Coast, this structure still guides the big ships in and out of Savannah Harbor.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Husband - Retired Lt. Col, U.S. Air Force, Commercial Pilot (UPS), and substitute teacher. Wife - Red Cross volunteer (37+ years), USA Swimming official, and former high school teacher

Why Tybee Island, GA, USA:
When my wife and I were young, we enjoyed family beach vacations. Her beach was Nags Head, NC. Mine was Surfside, SC. On our first visit to Tybee several years ago, we were immediately struck with memories of the beaches we loved from our childhoods. The family atmosphere, friendly people, the surf, and the pier took us back to good times in our pasts. In addition, the age and preservation of the property reminds us of the good times we had at our grandparents' houses. Tybee Island is the perfect place to recall old memories and make new ones.

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Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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  • Spacious corner lot with beautiful mature shade trees

    Spacious corner lot with beautiful mature shade trees

  • Upstairs porch overlooking bike trail

    Upstairs porch overlooking bike trail

  • Outdoor seating

    Outdoor seating

  • Modern kitchen with granite countertops and work island

    Modern kitchen with granite countertops and work island

  • Main floor living room

    Main floor living room

  • Upstairs bedroom

    Upstairs bedroom

  • Children's room with twin bunk beds

    Children's room with twin bunk beds

  • Upstairs master bathroom with twin vanities

    Upstairs master bathroom with twin vanities

  • Our namesake, the old magnolia tree

    Our namesake, the old magnolia tree

  • Back River

    Back River

  • Large screened porch

    Large screened porch

  • Outdoor dining space on screened porch

    Outdoor dining space on screened porch

  • Table for four in kitchen

    Table for four in kitchen

  • Sitting room with queen convertible bed

    Sitting room with queen convertible bed

  • Master bedroom den with twin convertible bed

    Master bedroom den with twin convertible bed

  • Upstairs master bedroom

    Upstairs master bedroom

  • Upstairs bath with claw foot tub

    Upstairs bath with claw foot tub

  • Main floor bathroom

    Main floor bathroom

  • Shaded and secluded

    Shaded and secluded

VRBO #475653

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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