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Fab restored FUN cottage close to the Atlantic and Back River beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious 3 bedroom/2 bath Cottage. Eclectic furnishings/modern conveniences

The Fish House Cottage has many unique features - hold overs from it's original 1950's beach cottage beginnings plus a few that I have added over the years - including hand painted floors, original local artwork, comfortable furnishings, updated appliances and a luxurious en suite bathroom.

The front porch is dubbed the "best porch on Tybee" by guests year after year...It is the perfect place for family and friends to gather and enjoy a cup of morning coffee or an evening adult beverage or just chill and read a good book!!

If you want to spend time inside, the Cottage has 2 flat screen TVs with extensive cable package and hi speed wireless internet for when you choose to be at home.

Large flat screen TV in the living room also has a ROKU for streaming Netflix, Amazon or whatever service you choose to access!

Another outside option is the large wrap around deck where there is more seating, dining table and gas grill.

When you relax on the deck or the porch, you feel like you are in a tree house - surrounded by nature. There are over 48 palm trees that catch the breeze and make "island music"....

Everything you will need to spend a long weekend or a season is provided. The beds all have quality linens and pillow top mattress covers for a GREAT night's sleep!!

Kitchen has all large and small appliances and plenty of pots, pans and serving pieces to whip up a gourmet meal if you decide to spend an evening at home.

Cottage has a library of books and movies to enjoy during your stay.

If TV is your thing, the Master bedroom, twin "kids" room and the living room have flat screened TVs and Roku for viewing the news or Netflix movies!!

FREE parking for 2 cars directly in front of the Cottage.

The Fish House Cottage has hosted many vacation rentals and corporate rentals over the last 13 years with many guests coming back year after year.

More Details

Property Manager
Carole Lufburrow
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Carole Lufburrow

Semi retired gypsy who enjoys traveling and welcoming guests to stay in her homes.

I have been renting the Fish House Cottage and the Minnow Cottage for 12 seasons and I really enjoy the positive feedback that I get year after year from new guests and returning 2 years ago, I added my home in Highlands, NC and a condo in Aiken, SC so now I have more places to stay and more places for others to enjoy.

Life is good!!!


Carole Lufburrow purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Carole Lufburrow chose Tybee Island

I wanted something that had the feel of "old Tybee" that I could slowly renovate and update but not lose that special Island charm.

Over the years, I have enjoyed watching and making that transition.

Today the Fish House Cottage is a good blend of old and new - traditional and beach.


What makes this cottage unique

Spacious accommodations both inside and out. Great front porch where you can listen to the music of the Island as the palms sing in the breeze from the Ocean.

Well equipped kitchen where the chef can communicate with the diners and even get them involved!!

Eclectic furnishings including antiques and original art work. Plenty of room to spread out, relax and enjoy friends and family or find a spot to just chill and be alone and quiet.


Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Wonderful shower head!!!
  • En suite bath Master bedroom. Jacuzzi, bidet, separate shower, double sinks in vanity
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has en suite bathroom with bidet, stand along shower and jacuzzi. The bed is a Queen and there is day bed in the sleeping alcove for a child 7 or under.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is the 13thseason for rentals. I have many guests who return every year... Updates made each year to enhance guests experiences


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Fab restored FUN cottage close to the Atlantic and Back River beaches
average rating of 3.0 based on 2 reviews

The spaciousness was amazing! Everyone had plenty of elbow room.

  • 3 of 5

The home felt like it's Grandma's house. The deck was nice, beautiful in the evening. Beds were comfortable and the home very cozy.The only issues were both showers did not drain well at all and puddled.☹️

  • Submitted: May 3, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lots of space

  • 3 of 5

It was great to have all the space. That being said it was only the upstairs as this is a multi rental unit which was not listed as such. There are two units downstairs that we were not aware of. So you may have to share the yard and will definitely share the parking.

The unit we stayed in itself was big and clean. However the master bath had very musty odor that appeared to come from the large master shower with several tiles having large gaps that would allow water behind them.

The porches were nice and made it easy to be outside even during rain.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Emory Thank you for staying at the Fish House Cottage for your recent trip to Tybee! The Fish House where you stayed is a totally separate upstairs unit with its own entrance, deck and porch but it does however have a shared back yard. Each unit has separate parking with clearly indicated parking spaces.... I’m sorry that you parked in the wrong space and had to move your vehicle!! The master shower was recently caulked and there was a slight gap between a couple of tiles that we believe was due to some settlement after the massive storm surge from Hurricane Irma in September... I have had the two tiles in question reset and added additional caulking so any issue that may have existed have now been resolved. Thanks again Carole
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Sting Rays
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Wilmington Island
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 80 E
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Atlantic Ocean/Back River beaches
Car: recommended

There are several dolphin watching tours, kayak rentals, golf nearby, bird watching, biking areas plus swimming, surfing and fishing both in and off shore.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Damage Deposit $150

Reservation deposit is non- refundable for stays of less then 30 if reservations are cancelled.
Month long rentals must be cancelled 2 months prior to arrival in order to receive a deposit refund.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.