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3 Bedroom 2 Bath Vintage Cottage 1 1/2 Blocks From Beach

Tybee Island, GA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

The Summer House on the Island of Tybee is located in a quiet friendly neighborhood, within walking distance to almost everything on the island. The house is a circa 1925 home that has been lovingly restored to keep up with the times, but retains 'The Summer House' charm. The caretaker lives on the property in a small apartment. There are three porches, a porch swing, an outdoor shower, a small yard and gardens to enjoy.

Bicycles and pedestrians walk on the street, the market is a few doors away, the beach which is 1 1/2 blocks away is the most favored on the island. There are cabs to take you most anywhere else on the island.

The house is bright and airy. It has 3 bedrooms. No. 1 has a queen bed. No. 2 has two bunk beds all twin sized and sleeps 4, the 3rd bedroom is located by a spiral staircase with it's own bath and sitting area.

There is one bath that has a tub/shower, the other has only a shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the conveniences of your own home, there is even a drawer full of spices for your use.

Amenities include, TV, internet, an assortment of toys and games for beach and home. The home is centrally cooled with ceiling fans in each room, with the exception of the larger sitting room bedroom which has a window A/C, heat. Enjoy The Summer House on Tybee Island, a vacation to remember.


Caren Madsen

Member Since 2014
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within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 10, 2018
About Caren Madsen

I am a creative soul. Living on the island at the end of the world... at least that is what it feels like sometimes. Surrounded by water on 3 sides there is no where to go except Savannah. And what a place that is! Two of my favorite places, Tybee Island and Savannah.

Caren Madsen purchased this House in 2013

Why Caren Madsen chose Tybee Island

The house is lovingly restored, integrity true to it's age. It is in my thoughts, the perfect summer house. Porches and beaded board, bright and airy, the house has many spaces and many amenities not found in modern structures. It has grace and charm of it's own. Located 1 1/2 blocks from the ocean and close to the grocery. Most everything you want on the island is within walking distance.

What makes this House unique

Porches, an outdoor shower. A porch swing. Privacy and outdoor spaces. Antique home with modern fixtures. Hardwood floors and ceiling fans. A comfortable place to take your shoes off. Clean and lived in, not overly designed.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Separate room with bath and sitting area.
      • Three rooms ... One room with a queen bed (sleeps two) and one room with two bunk beds, (sleeps four), one room with queen bed, (sleeps two).There is a pack n' play available for young ones.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Off bedroom with sitting area
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower, Curtained shower under back stairs. Comfortable and beachy.
      • Three showers - one exterior, one with bath tub. Two toilets and sinks.


        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Iron & Board
                • Air Conditioning
                  Central air and ceiling fans in all rooms except the larger room with queen bed, sitting room and bath, that has a window air conditioner.
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Heat in all rooms except the larger room with queen bed, sitting room and bath, that has space heaters as needed.
                • Internet
                  WIFI available - passwords are found in the house book.
                • Clothes Dryer
                  On premises.
                • Linens Provided
                  All linens provided of above standard quality.
                • Living Room
                  Seats 8.
                • Parking
                  There is space for 3 cars maximum. Others will be located at a different location for additional charges.
                • Towels Provided
                  One bath and washcloth per bed with hand towels and kitchen towels too. Swim towels are NOT provided.
                • Washing Machine
                  On premises.


                    • Coffee Maker
                      Cuisninart 12 cup coffee maker.
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Dishes and utensils for everything.
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Kitchen
                      The kitchen as with the whole house is supplied with blenders, mixers, bread maker, microwave, coffee maker, and a drawer filled with spices. Large pots are available with notice.
                    • Microwave
                      Counter top microwave.
                    • Oven
                      With four burner stove.
                    • Pantry Items
                      Spices and an assortment of condiments.
                    • Refrigerator
                      Side by side
                    • Stove
                      Four burner glass top with oven.
                    • Toaster
                      Two slice toaster


                        • Dining
                          Dining is commonly done on the front porch, or at the three stools in the kitchen. There is a gate leg table in the house and chairs are assorted throughout.
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 8 people


                            • Books
                              Assorted books for all ages.
                            • DVD Player
                              With TV.
                            • Games
                              Board games, cards, bocce for your use.
                            • Satellite / Cable
                              Comcast with basic and HBO movies.
                            • Television
                              With DVD player.
                            • Toys
                              A few for all ages. Lots of buckets, and shovels for toddlers, boogie boards and rafts, bikes and scooters. Kites too.
                            • Video Library
                              Small selection available.


                                • Bicycles
                                  There is one available. Bike rentals on island are available and they will deliver.
                                • Boat
                                  Boat rentals on island.
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  Three porches two uncovered, one screened in. Patio with grill.
                                • Kayak / Canoe
                                  Kayak rentals on island.
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  Small yard with gardens surrounding.
                                • Outdoor Grill
                                  Gas grill.


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • scenic drives
                                            • beachcombing
                                            • boating
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • photography
                                            • bird watching
                                            • shelling
                                            • shopping
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking
                                            • wildlife viewing

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • Babysitter
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • rafting
                                                    • basketball court
                                                    • deepsea fishing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • paragliding
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • sound/bay fishing
                                                    • surf fishing
                                                    • surfing
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • wind-surfing


                                                        • A popular family place with children or a girls get together place. Very comfortable and laid back - the space encourages personal interaction. The neighborhood is a safe, quiet residential area.

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          10 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Relaxing, wonderful, laid back stay

                                                          Stephanie B.

                                                          Carens home is absolutely beautiful! So close to the beach so we didn't have to worry about parking. Close to the grocery store-- don't even need to drive! Great location on the island, right in the middle of everything but quiet enough that you aren't bothered. The home is decorated so nicely- so quaint and sweet!! Highly recommend and will be back!

                                                          The home was comfortable, convenient, and had all the necessities!

                                                          Michelle A.

                                                          We had a great time in Tybee Island! The location of this house couldn't have been more convenient, as it was across the street from the market, walking distance from the restaurants/bars, and of course, across the street from the beach! The home is equipped with everything we needed, from kitchen stuff, plenty of blankets and pillows, beautiful porches, and beach toys/chairs! Check in/check out was seamless, and Caren had some great recommendations! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great Tybee Beach rental!

                                                          A lovely home!

                                                          michele p.

                                                          The home was beautiful with plenty of room and space for privacy while still being together! Caren was very helpful and friendly.

                                                          Perfect beach cottage!

                                                          Rebecca M.

                                                          Summer House on Tybee is an absolute jewel. We felt so comfortable and at home. Caren goes out of her way to provide the nicest of everything needed. From bedding and kitchen supplies to games, movies, books, beach stuff and even a shell and rock collection. I will be back!!

                                                          Great family retreat

                                                          Justin D.

                                                          Our stay at this property was wonderful. We had our 3 year old and one year old with us, and the second bedroom with the bunk beds was perfect. She also had a pack n play for the little one. As previous reviewers have said, essentially everything is walking distance from the property. The house was in great shape. No complaints at all. Owner lives on first floor of property and was very responsive, and even gave suggestions regarding things to do.

                                                          Great cottage rental

                                                          Mike D.Louisville, CO

                                                          This is a very nice rental. The screened-in porch is great. The outside shower is fantastic for showering off the sand from the beach. It's only a couple blocks from the beach so it's a very easy walk. The house is very comfortable and has everything you need. The grocery is just across the street which is very convenient but be aware there's a lot of noise from trucks backing up and unloading early in the morning. I would recommend replacing some of the beach stuff that is unusable from being rusted out like a new useable beach umbrella would have been nice. There's plenty of restaurants in the area. I'd highly recommend Coco's and AJ's Dockside for the ambiance and food. I would not hesitate to stay here again. We had a fantastic vacation here with our two 4 year old boys.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Mike, I am so sorry about the beach umbrella, and wish you would have mentioned it in time for me to correct the problem while you could enjoy it. It is the nature of metal in this climate to corrode easily. I am getting another umbrella today - hopefully you will return and I'll be sure to check the beach equipment prior to your visit. Unfortunately the proximity of the market is both a blessing and a noise maker - some days are worse than others and unfortunately you hit the wrong days. I am happy to see these problems did not impact your overall enjoyment during your vacation. I hope to see you back on Tybee in the future! It is always great to see young children visit - and your boys are adorable! Thanks for staying and do come again. Caren


                                                          Tybee Island, GA, USA

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