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Sea Stars! Awesome Beach Cottage - beach side of Butler Avenue! Pet-Friendly!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 8

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 will be 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.

1706 Butler Ave., Tybee Island, GA, 31328

Sea Stars Cottage! Newly updated Fall 2016 with a brand new Jack and Jill 3rd bathroom!

Original heart pine wood on the walls and floors, large wrap around porch with 8 rocking chairs.

Located in the South end of Tybee- one block from the beach and 2 blocks to "downtown Tybee". Pets welcome with 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 on the main floor, 3nd full bathroom is down stairs. 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!

NOTE: WASHER & DRYER LOCATED ON STREET LEVEL; NOT ON MAIN FLOOR.

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Mermaid Cottages, Tybee Island, GA
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Full Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
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

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Sea Stars! Awesome Beach Cottage - beach side of Butler Avenue! Pet-Friendly!
average rating of 4.875 based on 33 reviews
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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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5

Sea Stars Cottage Family Reunion stay

  • 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:

The cottage was lovely, very clean, cute decorations, comfy and spacious. The location was perfect- close to the beach and shops. Really enjoyed the front porch for relaxing. Overall a great property and value. Did not realize 2 bedrooms only had a twin bed in them so that meant we used couches.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Seastars. We do have the bed types listed on the website but will certainly revisit the descriptions and make sure we clarify that, we never want our guest to have to sleep on couches for their stay. Thank you for your feedback. Denise & the Mermaids
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Columbia, South Carolina
5

Perfect weekend getaway for 8!

  • 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:

After years of camping out to save money on accommodations, we opted to rent a house. We loved the location (we could walk most places, ride bikes everywhere else), the beach-y theme, the cleanliness, comfort, having a place to park our bikes (indoors under the house), wifi, TVs in most bedrooms, back deck where we had breakfast, and a spacious kitchen to serve our needs. And best of all, we didn't have to bring a thing but our clothes - all linens and towels provided. The house, being 1932, is rustic: some of our group would've liked lighter paneling, plumbing is older, water pressure diminished when more than one person showered, a ceiling vent in one of the back rooms wouldn't budge, and one window was sealed with insulation foam. But comfort and roominess were top drawer - everyone gave high fives to the comfort of the beds, and several of us took note of the charming furnishings and decorating. A/C worked extremely well, though we didn't figure out how to "hold" the temp until Saturday night. The staff was extremely attentive and stayed in touch, instructions were clear, and the Mermaid Bliss coffee was a special treat in the morning. We would highly recommend this property for a larger gathering, and I personally would want to rent from Mermaid Cottages in the future, whether this one or another one of their cottages.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you discovered our true SeaStars!!! She is a rustic gem but loves her guest to be comfortable. So glad you enjoyed your Tybee time and come see us again real soon! Thanks much, your Mermaid family!
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Peachtree City, Georgia
4

Great 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:

Overall this was a great vacation house. Close to he beach, very large house with indoor and outsoor showers. Rooms were decorated nicely. I personally don't like dark wood when I go to the beach. But some of the rooms and kitchen were white and bright. Also the kitchen was very bare without even having salt and pepper. They did jade all the dishes you would need though.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl for your feedback! the dark heart pine wood is traditional with our classic , historic raised tybee cottages and we try and be as true to their history as possible. we look forward to you staying with us again! the mermaids
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Belgrade, Montana
5

Weekend Friend Get-a Way

  • 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:

Spent a wonderful weekend with college friends on Tybee in the Sea Stars Cottage! The cottage was exactly as pictured (even nicer), a block to the beach and a few to town and 30 minutes to Savannah! It was top notch clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. AND the weather was perfect for all the activities we planned! Ate out for dinners. Our favorite Tybee restaurant was Sundae Cafe and Vic's on the River in Savannah. Thank you Mermaids!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review! we look forward to another visit from you all next year!! 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