#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. The fireplace still stands but has an electric fireplace for you. 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!!
PLEASE NOTE: Longer minimum stay requirements of up to 7 nights will apply during certain times of the year including holidays and our summer sea