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Twin Palms Cottage Featured on Tybee Tour of Homes

Bedrooms 1
Space 390 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Close To Beach, Pavilion, Restaurants, Shops, Back River Fishing Pier, Kayaking.

Twin Palms Cottage, on the southern end of Tybee Island, is a short walk to the beach, pavilion, popular restaurants, shops, Back River beach and fishing pier. A small, charming, authentic cottage for serious cottage lovers, it's a place to relax, unwind and escape to a slower time.

This enchanting one-bedroom cottage is nestled under twin palms, their fronds rustling in the summer breeze. It is just steps away to the beautiful Back River beach, barefoot strolls in the sand, and breathtaking sunsets. It represents the classic guest cottage with French doors, painted wood floors, bead board walls, wicker and vintage furnishings.

You are greeted by a cheerful screened porch with a swing and comfortable sitting area. Here you can enjoy your morning coffee, an afternoon drink, or read late into the lazy summer nights. It's also a fun place to watch the kayakers and paddle boarders go by as they head across the street to Alley 3, the Back River launch and beach area (only 175 steps away).

When you open the French doors you are immediately inspired by the cottage's attractiveness and delightful personality. Inside you find a comfortable queen bed, clothed in layers of fresh cotton and lace, waiting to enfold you after an exhilarating day at the beach or on the river.

You will certainly enjoy the kitchenette area, with its table for four, and collection of antique dishware for your everyday use. The kitchenette also includes a sink, small refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster. To top it off, a continental breakfast is provided.

Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author, chose this adorable cottage as a haven where she penned several of her books at this same kitchen table before she purchased two Tybee cottages of her own!

The large charming bathroom includes an English washstand, dressing area, and a claw foot tub with shower, although the enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water is usually preferred to wash that sand and salt away!

Guests also enjoy a large covered outdoor space with abundant seating, including a swing large enough for an afternoon nap, plus a dining area, gas grill, and bicycle use. Once your car is parked, you can walk or ride a bike to almost everything, including the grocery store.

Linens, high speed wireless internet, and flat screen tv are provided.

Twin Palms Cottage (formerly Garner Cottage) is located in a quiet residential area on the south end of the island where Fifth and Tybrisia meet Chatham Avenue. The owners live on site.

More Details

Leuveda Garner
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Leuveda Garner

I am a native Savannahian. As a child, I didn’t have a clue about how special it was to walk, ride my bike and skate in Savannah's beautiful parks and squares, plus spend carefree, glorious summer days building sand castles, swimming and frolicking in the ocean at Tybee.

As an adult, I lived and worked all over the country, but there was no place like home – especially Tybee Island. My husband Ron and I built our “forever” home here in 1996, and I finally returned after 30 years.

Why Leuveda Garner chose Tybee Island

Tybee means “salt” to Native Americans, but the name of this low-key seaside resort now brings to mind words such as “sun”, “surf” and “fun”. Located 18 miles east of Savannah, this small barrier island boasts a wide, 3-mile long beach that’s backed by sea oat-covered sand dunes and is perfect for sunbathing, people-watching and frolicking in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The island’s south-end pier and pavilion is a splendid venue for strolling above the ocean, people watching and fishing.

Although vacationers are lured to Tybee mainly because of what it provides in the way of recreation and relaxation, those with a love of history won’t be disappointed. Tybee offers: Fort Screven, The Tybee Island Lighthouse (dated 1773), an intriguing museum, and Fort Pulaski National Monument which is just west of the island on Hwy 80.

While Tybee is a resort town complete with a full range of restaurants, modern hotels and motels, luxurious condominiums, and quaint inns and cottages, it’s also a residential area stocked with its share of colorful characters. It’s an atmosphere considerably more laid-back than that of glitzier, larger beach towns to the north and south.


Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , outdoor shower
  • English washstand, dressing area, and a claw foot tub with shower, plus an enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Twin Palms Cottage Featured on Tybee Tour of Homes
average rating of 4.921875 based on 64 reviews

If you are considering staying here, do it!!! Cutest cottage ever!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the town of Tybee is great, Savannah is great and the weather was perfect, but what made this trip (besides eloping while were there :) was this amazing cottage. Leuveda and Ron are wonderfully nice people and they have created the perfect cottage. Every detail from the thoughtful bottle of champagne they left for us to celebrate our vows, to white fluffy towels and claw foot tub to the outdoor shower and bicycles just add the perfect touch. I could go on and on about the cottage but I will move on. You can easily walk or ride bikes to the shops, restaurants, beach, and pavilion but we especially loved being a short walk to the back river beach to watch the sunset in a secluded setting. Be sure to check AJ's Dockside Restaurant, Sundae's Cafe and the Gastropub for excellent food. We have found our new favorite spot and we will certainly be back. Oh and if the gnats are out, pick up a bottle of No Gnats, it works wonders ;)

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was exactly as the pictures showed

  • 4 of 5

The only problem we had was the weather it decided to get really really cold but our little heater was able to keep up pretty well so stayed warm. Had no oven and only two little burners so if you really wanted to cook rather than eat out kind of hard. Did have a grill that worked fine and use twice. The tub was really great but if you have a hard time with getting into high places such as some old people do was difficult so was the bed very high. Since we had to stay in so much due to the weather really no place to sit that was comfortable other than the bed. Would have been nice to have a more comfortable sofa. But this is a summer Cottage which I'm sure is absolutely wonderful then

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a relaxing setting, close to a beach

  • 5 of 5

A quiet adorable cottage on Tybee Island quite close to the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a darling cottage next to the owner's home

  • 5 of 5

I loved my stay! I was celebrating my birthday and Leveuda and Ron left me a balloon and cake! The cottage is cozy and cute and the location is close to the river inlet, beach and the pier. They have bikes and chairs for you, and a lovely outdoor shower and seating area. The cottage has a screened porch and twinkle lights. I watched the gorgeous sunsets every night. Dinner at AJs Dockside just down the road is a great place to catch the sunset too. I was there to relax and recharge but there are plenty of places to eat and drink, and Savannah is an easy day trip. Thank you Leveuda and Ron for the lovely stay! I hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cottage is EVERYTHING - charming, welcoming, relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

There really aren't enough positive things to say about this wonderful little cottage. You walk in to soothing music and perfumed air. It's so beautifully decorated and cozy. The hosts have supplied everything you might possibly need and go beyond! Bikes, beach chairs, an outside shower. Besides having every amenity, it was also super clean. As a single traveler, I felt safe and the location was close to everything. It's my new happy place!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay on Tybee Island

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as described. It was very clean and furnished with everything we needed. This rental is ideal for couples looking for a relaxing getaway. Ron and Lueveda are very hospitable and made sure our stay was enjoyable. It's a short walk to the beach from the cottage. Beach chairs, umbrella, and a beach cart were provided with the rental. There are 2 breakfast places within walking distance and AJ Dockside restaurant is also a short walk away. Tybee Island has a relaxed atmosphere. You are a 30 minute drive into the Savannah historic district. Be sure to take one of the trolley tours. The drivers provide information and background that make the history come alive. We hope to return to Twin Palms cottage for another visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tybee Island Lighthouse
The Crab Shack
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Sundae Cafe
A-J's Dockside Restaurant
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Doc's Bar
Marlin Monroe's Surfside Grill -- CLOSED
Tybee Beach pier and pavilion
Tybee Island Wedding Chapel


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Fifty percent of rental fee must be paid to secure desired dates. The balance of rent is due 35 days before arrival. Electronic checks are not accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.