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Sea Stars c1932! Pet-friendly cottage 1 block to BEACH. Wraparound porches!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

1706 Butler Ave., Tybee Island, GA, 31328

_Sea Stars Cottage_!

History: Sea Stars Cottage (aka the “Judkins-Seay” Cottage to Tybee historians) is an original Raised Tybee Cottage, a unique style of residential architecture that was introduced on Tybee Island after completion of the Tybee Road in 1923. The lovingly restored cottage was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017! Percy Judkins, the owner of the Savannah Planing Mill Company, built the cottage in 1932 as a summer retreat, but also intended the cottage to serve as an advertisement and showcase for his company’s products. You’ll find his company stamp is prominently affixed to nearly every structural pier and beam on the ground level. Premium building materials were used throughout, from the soft Georgia pine perimeter fencing to the wrap-around lattice, to the interior of the cottage which features the original “Heart Of Pine” woodwork, perhaps one of the last of the Raised Tybee Cottages to remain untouched and in pristine condition.

Newly updated Fall 2016 with a brand new Jack and Jill bathroom!

Original heart pine wood on the walls and floors, large wraparound porch with EIGHT rocking chairs.

Located in the South end of Tybee- one block from the beach and 2 blocks to "downtown Tybee". Pets welcome, cottage has a fenced yard. Back deck off the kitchen to enjoy the morning sun. Full of original local art and decorated in the "shabby chic" cottage style.

2 Full Bathrooms & 1 Half Bathroom. Bedroom 1: 1 Queen bed with Cable TV. Bedroom 2: 1 Queen bed with cable TV. Bedroom 3: 1 Queen and cable TV. Bedroom 4: 1 Twin bed. Bedroom 5: 1 Twin bed.

New electric fireplace for cozy winter stays!

Complimentary WiFi

Minimum Age Requirement: Must be 25 years of age to rent this property.

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.

Note: Garage door opens manually only; no automatic opener

More Details

Property Manager
Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island, GA
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our stay at the Sea Stars Cottage! The cottage is big with a historic New England feel-- lots of rich, dark woods inside, but with beachy, Tybee-color accents throughout. Plenty of room for extended families to spread out, read, and visit, with multiple common areas both inside and outside including a wrap-around porch with rocking chairs. AND the cottage is just a few houses back from the beach! We loved the long, indoor sun porch, and enjoyed our meals on the sunny back deck-- even though it was January! For winter stays, the home is super-warm and cozy with a powerful central heater, and cozy "fire logs" in the living room. The kitchen is bright and airy-- fun to drink the Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee and feel the ocean breezes from the back deck. Loved it! #visittybee #mermaidcottages
Jan 2016
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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
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
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • 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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • 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! Kids love showering outdoors! Fun for adults too; enjoy a evening shower under the stars!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Sea Stars c1932! Pet-friendly cottage 1 block to BEACH. Wraparound porches!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 37 reviews
Hialeah, Florida
5

Dream Cottage

  • 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:

The pictures did not do the property justice. The Sea Star Cottage was extremely roomy, beautifully decorated, very well equipped and spotless. Loved, loved the cottage overall and the location was walking distance to the beach, restuarants and shops. The staff was also very attentive. I would highly recommend this home and Mermaid Cottages overall. We had a fantastic end of the year vacation. I couldn't be happier.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! The Mermaids of Tybee
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Tybee Island, Georgia
4

Sea Stars Cottage

  • 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:

Great cottage - kitchen well equipped, we had 6 adults - accommodations were great - I would recommend this rental to others, and the ease of doing business w/ Mermaids made the experience that much more enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Awww. Well, shucks. Now we're blushing to the tips of our tails! We like you, too. ;) Come stay again with us, any time! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Troy, OH
5

Destination Tybee 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:

Went online and rented house sight unseen, when a hurricane damaged our first choice we were given 7 more to choose from. We picked Sea Stars and it was amazing. Large beautiful clean close to beach. What more could one ask for. Definitely will be coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Oh, look at all those 5 stars for Sea Stars! Thank you so kindly! We were just so happy to be able to welcome you to the island that we wanted you to have an amazing experience, and we're so glad you did! Come back to your vacation home soon! ~Jennifer & the Mermaids
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5

Great Historic Home at the Beach

  • 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:

This is a really terrific historic house one block from the beach. This is our second year there. The addition of the two bedrooms/bath and second washer/dryer made our stay even better. A couple of things would make this house perfect: the front door lock sticks and is hard to open and the garage door does not work very well and does not lock. Otherwise, wonderful. The front porch and rocking chairs are a big plus. The kitchen could be stocked a little better: salt/pepper, foil, mittens, brillo pads, but overall we were very pleased with the house and our stay. When we could not get the garage door open, the staff quickly came and opened it for us. I have used Mermaid Cottages for many years and have always been pleased with the houses and the managers. We will hopefully be coming back again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: We love our Sea Stars Cottage as well ~ it's like walking back in time! But with all the modern conveniences. ;) We appreciate the suggestions for the homes ~ one of the things about having a vintage home on the beach is the humidity makes the old wood doors swell a bit so it's just something we love as part of history. But the garage door we'll definitely take a look at. ;) We can't wait to see you again! You've got a vacation home, for sure! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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5

Absolute Tybee

  • 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:

As always Mermaid made our Tybee vacation wonderful! Sea Stars has all the amenities we needed and is a great location. The wrap around porch was awesome morning and night. Can't wait til next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: I love nothing better than a good ol' rocking chair on a wraparound porch (although I have to watch my tail ~ haha). We love the perfect beadboards and the historic yet modern feel of Sea Stars. It's the perfect blend of here and then. We can't wait to see you next year! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Columbia, SC
5

Sea Stars

  • 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 had a wonderful relaxing vacation. Jennifer followed up on our stay and was very helpful. The accommodations were great and close to everything. We are well satisfied with our experience at Tybee.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Well, gosh, we're so thrilled you had a wonderful vacation! It's kind of why we like living here ~ we get to feel like we're on vacation all the time. ;) Come back to your vacation home any time! <3 ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids
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Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • $450/night - $3150/week
  • US Dollars
  • 13% Lodging Tax
  • $89 Guest Services Fee
  • $250 Housekeeping Fee
  • $130 Pet Fee for 1 - 2 pets
  • 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