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Eisenhower's Retreat c.1894!! Beachside Butler Ave. Large screened porch WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8

#8 13th Terrace, Tybee Island, GA, 31328

Leave the worries of your daily life behind!

Our nostalgic Tybee beach house has been carefully restored with the goal of satisfying a need for stability & permanence. Located only a few steps from the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean, the timeless elegance, simplicity & warmth of our home will create lifelong memories for your family for many years.

HISTORY:Built in 1896 for James Montgomery Dixon & is listed on the list of National Historic Houses by the Department of the Interior (Property ID 11186). The home is part of a row of summer cottages that make up the Historic Tybee Strand District which developed as a result of the construction of the Savannah-Tybee Railroad in 1887 & the construction of Hotel Tybee on the south end of the island in 1891.

Dixon Station, a flag stop of the Central of Georgia Railroad located on the corner of Butler Avenue & 13th Street, was named after Mr. Dixon who served as long time Tybee mayor during much of the early 20th century. In 1947, GEN. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER stayed with his old military friend, then Tybee Mayor, at the Dixon Cottage while attending the International Monetary Conference being held in Savannah.

HOUSE DESCRIPTION: Warm summer breezes await! Step back in time & vacation like previous generations have done. Kick off your flip flops & feel the gently worn heart pine floors under your feet, enjoy a bubble bath in an oversized antique claw foot tub, choose a recipe from our vintage cook books or play an-old fashioned board game. What secrets does this house hold?

The house features 10 foot ceilings, originally designed to let the heat rise while floor length windows that open onto the porch from the facade rooms provided cross ventilation. While tin roof & a large wrap around porch remain integral to the architectural features of the house, modern vacationers appreciate the central air after a day in the hot sun.

Ground level (or basement) featuring servant’s quarters & changing rooms (for ocean bathing). Owners maintain that the original kitchen was located in basement of building & dinner was served with the assistance of a dumb waiter to dining room above. Wood burning fire place has been restored to working order. There is a private outdoor shower on the ground level. NOTE: THIS SHOWER/BATH AREA IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM INSIDE MAIN FLOOR. MUST GO OUTSIDE & DOWNSTAIRS TO USE THIS BATHROOM. TWO FULL BATHROOMS LOCATED IN MAIN HOUSE.The 2000 SF home underwent total renovation & features modern amenities with central air/heat, a recently renovated kitchen with new, vintage-inspired appliances, soap stone countertops. Four bedrooms with original wainscoting & original hardwood flooring. Master bedroom with king bed, 2 bedrooms with queen bed & another bedroom with 2 twins. Small cast iron corner sinks in each of the guest rooms were unique to the cottage & have been painstakingly replaced by the owner. Two full baths feature large claw foot tubs & oversized, vintage shower heads. Two separate TV rooms with DVD, wireless internet. Air hockey in the ground level living area. We ask that you respect our home's aging structure & embrace its quirks!

LOCATION: Beach side of Butler Ave. Dedicated parking for 3 cars. Outdoor shower. Walk to the beach on a private beach path without the worry of having to cross any streets. Perfectly situated on 13th street;an easy stroll to Tybee's 'down town' shops & restaurants, the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion, & the Tybee Island Marine & Science Center.

COME CREATE MEMORIES!Create lasting vacation memories as this home takes you back to a simpler time, when family was what mattered most:

• Cook an old- fashioned meal from our recipe book!

• Watch an old movie!

• Choose not to drive your car!

New electric fireplace for cozy winter stays!!

Complimentary WiFi.

PLEASE NOTE: Longer minimum stay requirements of up to 7 nights will apply during certain times of the year including holidays and our summer season.

More Details

Property Manager
Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island, GA
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King bed, 2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Game Room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Outdoor shower with hot and cold water! Shower off the beach sand and saltwater before heading indoors!

Reviews

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Eisenhower's Retreat c.1894!! Beachside Butler Ave. Large screened porch WIFI
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 39 reviews
Milton, Georgia
4

Eisenhower Retreat-Best friend Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was very clean.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a delghtful time at Eisenhower Retreat. We especially enjoyed cooking a gourmet dinner. Vintage charm, clean and comfortable. Great location. We walked everywhere. Could use a few more living room chairs.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: don't you just loooooovvvvee that stove and fridge? Definitely my favorite part of the cottage! We'll keep that in mind about the chairs ~ maybe we can put a few downstairs for larger dinners. ;) ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Wilmette, IL
5

Eisenhower's Retreat July 2017

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Easy access; although an older home, the property was extremely well-maintained. Access to beach is about a block's walk to the dunes. The 10-13 foot tide exposes miles of "new" beach at low tide--walk south to see the jetty and enjoy the sea life that is exposed at low tide. Water temps were high 80s. Walkable restaurants excellent. Overall a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I guess a home built in 1894 would be considered 'older' ;). We love our Eisenhower's and its history and darn if I don't love that stove and fridge! Come and stay with us again anytime ~ we enjoyed you having you as well! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Norwalk, CT
5

Perfect Beach Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

A great historic beach house with beautiful décor. The center hallway, with its shiplapped walls, high ceiling and old wide pine floors, welcomed us immediately. The rooms were so clean and comfortable. Butler Ave, with its restaurants and shops, was a few steps from the house, and the beach was a few steps the other way. This was our second stay on Tybee Island, and both times we stayed at a Mermaid Cottage and loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Oh we love hearing that you had a great time at Eisenhower's! It's such a gorgeous vintage cottage and we're thrilled that yet another generation of folk will enjoy its beauty. Please come and see us again soon ~ third time's a charm! Best ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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5

Perfect Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We loved this home! We had three couples total with three small babies. It's very close to the beach, although there is no beach view from the home. The cottage is very charming - the rooms are actually pretty spacious, the hallway is wide, and the wrap around screen porch makes spending time outside very easy. Something to keep in mind however, is that because of the age of the home, you can hear everything throughout the house. If someone is out on the porch, you can easily hear the talking from the bedrooms. We used sound machines at night to help the little ones sleep, so be sure to bring these if you'll have babies in the home! The location of the home is really ideal - within walking distance to a few restaurants and a quick drive to groceries. Also keep in mind the driveway getting to the home is extremely narrow for trucks/SUV's.. it's workable but drive slow! Great experience!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your retreat at Eisenhower's Retreat!!! Yes, we love our quirky historic beach cottages but they do have their little quirks like the sound. Most of them were built for being outside during the bussiness of the daytime and inside during the quietness of the nighttimes. It is such an adorable house! Love the porch myself! Come see us again Mermaids!
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Great house for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I stayed here with my husband our four little kids (1-6yo) plus my parents (65ish yo). There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and to hang out. The beds were comfortable. We used Tim's Beach Gear to rent a pack n play and a crib. Also bikes, beach chairs, beach cart, and beach umbrella. All the items were waiting for us, when we got there. The crib was even set up for us already. Highly recommend Tims for any baby and beach gear rental needs. The kitchen was well-equipped with all the dishes and pots and pans for cooking. It would have been nice to have some containers for leftovers, and some pantry staples like oil for cooking. But the IGA grocery store is a short walk away. One other thing is it would have been nice to have beach towels provided. But they did tell us ahead of time so we knew to prepare. The house is really close to the beach, 5 minutes tops to the water (or 15 minutes with kids in tow :)). Wear your shoes, those burrs are nasty. There was a Green Egg for grilling. Jan was available and prompt when we needed some bulbs replaced. She would have helped with anything else, but we didn't need anything else. The place was great and we had so much fun. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Great house for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

I stayed here with my husband our four little kids (1-6yo) plus my parents (65ish yo). There was plenty of room for everyone to sleep and to hang out. The beds were comfortable. We used Tim's Beach Gear to rent a pack n play and a crib. Also bikes, beach chairs, beach cart, and beach umbrella. All the items were waiting for us, when we got there. The crib was even set up for us already. Highly recommend Tims for any baby and beach gear rental needs. The kitchen was well-equipped with all the dishes and pots and pans for cooking. It would have been nice to have some containers for leftovers, and some pantry staples like oil for cooking. But the IGA grocery store is a short walk away. One other thing is it would have been nice to have beach towels provided. But they did tell us ahead of time so we knew to prepare. The house is really close to the beach, 5 minutes tops to the water (or 15 minutes with kids in tow :)). Wear your shoes, those burrs are nasty. There was a Green Egg for grilling. Jan was available and prompt when we needed some bulbs replaced. She would have helped with anything else, but we didn't need anything else. The place was great and we had so much fun. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
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  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $450/night - $3150/week
  • US Dollars
  • 13% Lodging Tax
  • $89 Guest Services Fee
  • $200 Housekeeping Fee
  • 5% Discount for AAA, AARP, Military and Educators
  • Ask about our special off-season rates!
  • Minimum stay requirements apply during certain times of the year