Destination guide

Find a blissful escape in Tybee Island

With its pristine beaches and unspoiled coastal backdrop, Tybee Island serves up a blissful seaside escape. Located just 18 miles from historic Savannah, it offers a wealth of activities, from days on the sand and exploring by kayak to sampling fresh seafood and admiring the thriving marine bird life. History abounds in this part of Georgia and your Tybee Island vacation rental will put you in the heart of it all. Discover centuries-old forts and lighthouses, as well as Savannah's leafy downtown district, known for its elegant antebellum mansions and Spanish moss-strewn oak trees.

Things to do

Seeing the sights in Tybee Island

While Savannah teems with historical treasures, Tybee Island has its own attractions, too. The hulking Fort Screven was an important part of America's coastal defense from 1897 to 1947, and today, you can still see the intimidating concrete gun batteries, as well as the private abodes that perch above the fort's battlements. Minutes away, you'll find the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Dating back to the early 1700s, when it was built to guide mariners to the Savannah River, it's one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States and features a museum detailing the island's fascinating history.

Activities

Life on the beach in Tybee Island

Like to be where the action is? Be sure to choose a Tybee Island vacation rental close to the beach. Here, you can let off steam on a jet ski or surfboard, take a chartered fishing trip or venture out on a cruise to see frolicking bottlenose dolphins. Nearby, Little Tybee Island provides an unspoiled natural haven for camping, while the island's salt marshes provide a treat for kayakers and birdwatchers. For those with more cosmopolitan tastes, there are countless galleries, stores, boutiques and restaurants to explore.

Weather

Year-round sunshine in Tybee Island

No matter where your Tybee Island vacation rental is located, consistent weather is assured. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, offering lots of sunshine and warm temperatures that are tempered by the blissful breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. Off-season vacations in Tybee Island aren't unheard of either, thanks to surprisingly-mild temperatures and sunny days in the fall and winter months.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a barrier island, with a sandy beach on its eastern shore and a salt marsh to the west. Away from the shoreline, there are protected dunes and, further inland, subtropical forests, thriving with oak and pine trees. The unspoiled landscape provides an excellent habitat for wildlife, particularly birds. The island is part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, offering birdwatchers the chance to see everything from herons and black skimmers to endangered wood stork.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tybee Island

Fly into Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), the closest airport, located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Savannah, GA (SAV-Savannah - Hilton Head Intl.), which is 23.4 mi (37.7 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tybee Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tybee Island:

  • Historic District: 450 vacation rentals
  • South Forest Beach: 1,649 vacation rentals
  • North Forest Beach: 2,637 vacation rentals
  • Palmetto Bluff: 75 vacation rentals
  • Historic District - South: 651 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Tybee Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tybee Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • North Beach: 1,084 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion: 8,235 vacation rentals
  • Back River Beach: 8,232 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Marine Science Center: 8,236 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Light Station and Museum: 8,292 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tybee Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tybee Island?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,203 Houses in Tybee Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tybee Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 824 rentals available
  • Cottages: 115 rentals available
  • Cabins: 115 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tybee Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,937 vacation rentals with pool available in Tybee Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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