Amazingly close to the ocean. No sweating by the time you're settled in on the beach. Over 2500 sq.ft, in residential section, but 500 feet from beach! Main part of home built in 1898. 3 bedrooms with king beds, and an additional bunk bed room; all rooms have HD flat screen TVs. 2 full baths. Fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances including dishwasher; multi-windowed breakfast nook, dining room seats 10 comfortably, rec room upstairs including kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker and blender. 24 hr ice w/n easy walking. Ocean view from upstairs bedroom, can hear the beach in front yard. Two screened-in porches with mini-fridges and furniture. Security system. Parking for up to 5 vehicles. Games and some beach equipment. Flat-screen TVs in 2 living areas and all bedrooms, DVD players in upstairs rec room and 3 bedrooms. Sleeps 12 on beds and pull out sofa. Also available are a twin rollaway bed, 2 twin cots, and a full size air mattress allowing you to sleep 16 comfortably. Plenty of space for 12 + people.
- House2543 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
4 bedrooms, 3 bath, full kitchen, lots of space and 3 minute walk from beach!
Mary Jo Weaver
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 21, 2018
About Mary Jo Weaver
Frank and Paula Fox (Teamfox) hail from Lebanon, TN. We honeymooned in Savannah in 2004 and bought 2 condos in the Historic District. With bad knees and stairs to climb, and the fact that we came to the beach every day that we could while in Savannah, we ended up purchasing 'Foxhaven' at 3 Jones Avenue. Our home in Lebanon was built in 1906 so we have very little fear of tackling the renovation and upgrading of this home built in 1898. We love to travel and we've tried to include all the amenities that we would look for ourselves. We can't believe we are so close to the beach! Frank loves surf-fishing and flew his first kite on Tybee's beach. Paula loves the ocean and kite-flying and wave watching. . . and turning old houses into enjoyable homes. They have two grown children. Their son will be married on the beach, 6/7/2015. And the wedding party will stay. . . .at FOXHAVEN until they boot us out for their honeymoon! Their daughter is an event planner (go figure) and is thrilled to add FOXHAVEN to her event venues. So book early and often, we'll be filling up quickly. We believe in angels and the efforts that 'they' have made to ensure that FOXHAVEN becomes a reality for many to enjoy through the years.
Mary Jo Weaver purchased this House in 2014
Why Mary Jo Weaver chose Tybee Island
Teamfox was 'just looking'. We had recently sold condos in Savannah because of high association dues, traffic, etc. There were no plans to add another property for some time. 'Just looking' we passed the 3 Jones Avenue listing that our wonderful real estate agent, Lyn McCuen, Coldwell Bankers, gave us, we pretty much kept on driving. We said 'too much of a fixer-upper. we already have an old house'. Then . . . .we took the right turn onto Solomon and there was the access to the BEACH. We stopped in the middle of the road with our mouths open. And we prayed that if this was in any way possible, we would try to make it a reality. Well, the stars lined up and the angel army has gone to work and . . . . .we'd like to welcome you to FOXHAVEN. A lazy, crafty get-away to the beach.
What makes this House unique
SOoooooo VERY close to the beach. Screened in porches with furniture and mini-fridges (no need to go inside for another beverage). LOTS of room. Two of the bedrooms are large with a full rec/bonus room upstairs with internet, wifi, HD flat screen TV, microwave, mini-fridge, blender and coffee maker. A game table upstairs can be quickly assembled and games are available. Frank believes in king-sized beds, so they are in all the bedrooms. The dining room seats 10 and there is a crock pot and roasting pan for a family dinner if eating out becomes a hassle. The large laundry room with full-sized washer and dryer allow you to keep it all clean and dry. Each bedroom will have a laundry basket and clothes rack available, AND there is a 'dressing area' downstairs between two bedrooms, bath, and laundry. This area has mirrored medicine cabinet for primping, so one can get ready while others are sleeping or bathing. There are hair dryers in both bathrooms (with adequate lighting for makeup, etc) and iron and ironing board (but our humidity makes them a rarely needed commodity) in the laundry room. The porches, a 4-burner gas grill, and rather large lot make life outside as much fun as indoors, in case there are those who aren't totally in love with the nearby (really!) beach. We are pet friendly with an extra deposit and prior approval. FOXHAVEN is on the 'shuttle route' so you can probably flag a ride if you need to run into town. Certainly you can call them to come for you. There is trash pick up and an on-call handyman for minor emergencies. Please. . .book early and often. You'll be pleased with the experience.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
3rd time staying... still my happy place!
Thanks again, Mary Jo, for a great stay! Great location, fun decoration, and comfortable for the whole crew.
Family get together- June, 2018
This house had so much more to offer than the pictures show. It is a large house with plenty of room without being crowded. There is plenty of cookware, dishes, extra sheets/blankets and towels for both bathing and the beach. The large fenced in backyard was great for gathering in the evenings. We had a small pet and are use to bringing our own items for her. We were surprised at the added touch that there were already dog bowls and bedding there if needed. It really is just a short 2 minute walk to the beach and it was the best one on the island for us. The outside shower was great for when we returned. Foxhaven and the area more than met our exceptions. We visited north beach, by the lighthouse and something was jumping on us, sand fleas?. We also visited south beach but it was crowded and loud. If you go downtown bring quarters with you. 25 cents gets you 12 minutes. There is no free parking anywhere and the stores do not give change for the meters. We took the trolley tour in Savannah. Very interesting and full of history. We returned again another day to tour the town on our own. Part of our family ate at A.J.'s on Tybee Island and said it was very good. In Savannah we tried the Pirate House (on the trolley route and not recommended by us) and Tubby's on the river front on our return trip which was very good. Nothing could of been better for us and it was a wonderful week!
Perfect location, Perfect size for a Girl Scout Troop
This was my second time staying at Foxhaven with Girl Scouts. The location is perfect and the house works great for a GS troop. Girls upstairs, adults downstairs. The addition of the new bathroom is wonderful! We had a wonderful time on Tybee Island.
Some slight disappointments with the house this time around: the dishwasher was not working and leaked water all over the kitchen floor. There was no note telling us it didn't work. I found out when I texted the local property manager 3 days into the week long stay. I was told it was going to be fixed on 2 different days that week but it never was. We just hand washed the dishes. Which was fine, because we are Girl Scouts and can adapt, but... having the dishwasher would have been much more convenient.
The ice maker seemed to only make ice cubes when it wanted to. It didn't seem to make them with any regularity. Again, we just adapted and purchased bags of ice.
Because of the location and size of the house, we quickly overlooked these "problems" and had a wonderful vacation. I would definitely stay here again with a group of 10-12. Any more than that and people would be on the sleeper sofas.
Thank you, once again, for providing a wonderful location for my Girl Scouts to stay and take in all that Tybee and Savannah have to offer.
The stay was great.
Our experience was great. We had issues with the alarm which was resolved immediately. Our dishwasher went out on the second day. Management responded sending over a plumber who said it was an appliance problem. Although it was not fixed during our stay, things were still great. The place was cozy and there was more than enough space.
Amazing house close to the ocean
Great House close to the ocean very clean me and my family had a wonderful time at Fox Haven would definitely recommend it and will be staying again soon
We had the best time! It was perfect for us and had so much room! The backyard is shown as much but is huge and relaxing. So close to the beach, was easy to go back and fourth from the house! So glad we picked this rental!
Turtle Watching, various local YMCA and Art Association events. Owners have participated in: Early St. Patrick's Day Parade, Pirate Festival, Easter Sunrise service on the Pier, 4th of July fireworks on the beach. Also surfing events, charity marathon runs.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Above Rates do not include cleaning fees, any pet fees, booking/administrative fee. Off Season: $249 per night/ $1398 per week Peak Season: $349 per night/ $2098 per week Cleaning Fee: $250 Pet Fee: $100 (additional amount TBD if more than one pet) Booking/Administrative Fee: $30 Additional Cleaning Fee for 10+ Guests: $50 Refundable Damage Deposit: $300 Replacement charges may apply for lost keys. Fee assessed for any furniture not returned to it's original location at the end of your stay. Inventory taken after each rental, so please be sure to leave all Foxhaven property or replacement fees may apply for missing items. Smoke Removal Fee of $300 will be charged if any indication of smoking inside the property or on screened porches is found.