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Eisenhower's Retreat - Historic Beach Cottage on Beach Side of Butler Ave!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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. 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
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Mermaid Cottages
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Eisenhower's Retreat - Historic Beach Cottage on Beach Side of Butler Ave!
average rating of 4.6 based on 30 reviews
Whitehall, Pa
4

Perfect Memories made at the Eisenhower House!

  • 4 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 choose the Eisenhower House for our girlfriend reunion celebration of women of a certain age! We found this lovely home to be spacious, nicely decorated and well stocked. The wrap around porch secluded in palms provided us with ample outdoor space to gather for food, beverages and conversation. We appreciated to be within a short walking distance to the beach, restaurants, and shops. One concern was for a property being built in close proximity to the home, but there was no work happening during our stay. The rental staff was cheerful and accommodating. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lexington, SC
5

Family Reunion Fun

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

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

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had an extended family reunion and the cottage offered a great place to convene. The house was clean, as described online and had a wonderful porch that called to us. The beach was easily accessible and Butler Ave restaurants were within walking distance. A few minor problems (missing TV remotes, lightbulb out) were attended to quickly although the Mermaids were not able to resolve the remotes problem. The bed was really comfortable and the linens luxurious. The cottage décor is just precious and we loved the orange fridge. The view of the ocean from the porch which was in an online picture is now blocked by new construction and a porta potty but the location is still very close to the beach for easy toting of all that beach stuff. we had a bit of confusion with the researvation process but the Mermaids did everything they could to make it all work out and to assure that I was satisfied with the experience. It worked! I was very satisfied with their professionalism.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA
5

Tybee Getaway

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We came to Tybee for a wedding and to get some beach time. The historic details to the house are well preserved and it's comfortable for large groups. There is plenty of space to spread out if you need a little quiet time. Great place to cook and enjoy the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Augusta, GA
3

Great house, nice location, lots of annoyances

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

House was beautiful and funky; great beach house. Reasonable distance from beach, not a bad walk at all. Groceries almost across the street. Great bar/restaurant across the street. Problems, in no particular order: can't use outside shower as it doesn't drain, so can't count that. Tricky with 8 ladies:) Master bath shower: cold water only (which you'll need and I'll explain in a minute) produces only a trickle. You can't maneuver at all for a cold water only shower; you must turn on the hot water to get any pressure at all and the hot water heater must be set on punishment because it is SCALDING. Again, can't use this shower, leaving a house that sleeps 8 with one useable shower. The air conditioning needs to be updated. It was so uncomfortably hot in the house from 3p until the next morning and one of the vents in the master bedroom is CLOSED. 16ft high ceilings made it impossible to fix. There are no cabinets in the kitchen. Nowhere to store your food. We had boxes and bags stashed everywhere. There were only 7 forks at the house. We had to buy plastic ware so we could eat. The toilet chain in the toilet in the master bath came off daily, making it necessary to put our hands in the toilet tank daily. Had to call a handyman out to unclog a disposal that was clogged for 2 days. Had some issue with the washing machine that made the whole house smell like sewage for 3 days. 3 days on vacation and the house reeked of sewage. Bought candles from a boutique so it was bearable. In first bathroom, rusty nails protruded from the floorboards (nail head, not points.) Oh yes, a house is currently being built directly in front of this house blocking any beach view, waking us up at the crack of dawn and our water was cut off one afternoon. Exhausting and not great, great fun vacation. We won't return to Tybee. As an aside, if you've not been to Tybee and are considering it, the beaches are crowded, there's trash on the beach and in the water. Yuck.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hephzibah, Georgia
5

Great experience!

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We stayed in Eisenhower"s Retreat for three days in June 2016. We enjoyed our visit. The house is so interesting and well preserved. With four bedrooms we all had out own room which was great. The Mermaid Cottage support staff is also great. There was good contact before the visit and when the air conditioning quit we called and it was fixed by the time we returned from dinner. This is the second Mermaid Cottage we have stayed in and will use them in the future. It was walking distance to the beach but you did need instructions to find the path. Once fournd it was easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manhasset, NY
5

Girls' Weekend at Eisenhower 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:

Beautiful & charming cottage - clean, comfortable & tons of character! Great location, people in charge were easy to work with!! Loved it - only one teeny change would be to provide a few more towels in the bathrooms - but truly not much else could be improved :)

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $450/night - $3150/week
  • US Dollars
  • 13% Lodging Tax
  • $79 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
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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • 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:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Notes:
Outdoor shower with hot and cold water! Shower off the beach sand and saltwater before heading indoors!

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