The SpaceOur casual, compact Americana-style home is a good fit for 2 adults and up to 2 children.
The bedroom has a queen sized bed built-in (like a grown-up bunk bed, it's awesome, you can pretend you are the Captain of a pirate ship... if you are into being awesome) and a full closet.
There are two bunk beds in the hall, each slightly smaller than twin sized, kids love them, but they are snug for some adults, FYI. (You may see similar listings at the Savannah Beach and Racquet Club which accommodate 6 people, we do not. Our sofa-bed is terrible, you deserve a better vacation than that.)
An open kitchen, living room and a small deck peek out across the dunes to the ocean to complete our little retreat.
Our location on the island is absolutely the best for travellers looking for a slow-paced vacation and nature lovers. If you doubt this, let us simply say the highest paid actress in Hollywood could live any place in the world she likes, and has chosen our little strip of beach to call home. We don't like to name-drop, but we think this is a pretty credible endorsement. We don't know what she's into (okay yes we do, but it's none of our business) but we are obsessed with how great of a place this is for kayaking and dolphin watching (and watching dolphins from kayaks). Ask us, we will talk all day!
Our home is totally kid friendly, but not unromantic. If you are traveling as a couple, you can keep the bunk beds tucked behind the curtain and pretend they aren't even there-- we promise they won't inspire uncomfortable talks about the pitter-patter of tiny feet. We even provide classy plastic* goblets, so you can drink wine on the beach *Swoon* (*Glass is strictly forbidden on the beach, the city imposes a $200 ticket if you're caught with it) Guest AccessGuests will have total access to our one-and-a-half bedroom, one bathroom condo with fully equipped kitchen. Our complex includes, direct, private beach access, two full sized swimming pools, and one shallow children's pool.
Three tennis courts, and charcoal grills are also available for guest use.
Our bathroom has a shower and bathtub, we include towels, linens and paper products for guests to use. We also have shampoo and soap on hand.
Our kitchen has a small oven with four-burner electric range, a microwave and a fridge with a freezer (but not an ice maker, so you might want to grab a bag on the way in). We have a coffee-maker, toaster, blender (because margaritas!), waffle iron, and a variety of pots, pans and dishes. There is not a dishwasher in the kitchen, in case that's a dealbreaker (we're just as sad about it as you are).
We have a dedicated wireless network in our home, as well as an open wifi network poolside. Our home has two HD televisions with cable, one in the bedroom and one in the living room. There is a BluRay/DVD player in the living room equipped with streaming Netflix and a basket of DVDs for your viewing pleasure. We also have great board games, if you're feeling nostalgic... or the power goes out.
A laundry room is located just across the hall from our unit. The machines take coins (to wash and dry a load of laundry costs $3 total). There is not an onsite change machine, so if you think you'll need to do laundry during your stay, you'll want to bring quarters. Interaction with GuestsOur key box makes it possible for your arrival time to be quite flexible. If we don't meet when you check in, we are usually not far away, we love talking with our guests and can be reached at any time during your stay. We respect your privacy, so while someone is always close at hand if you need us, you probably won't see us much unless you ask to. The NeighborhoodWe are located on Tybee Island's North Beach, where the Savannah River meets the sea. Our beach is one of the island's quietest and enjoys the distinction of being the one the dolphins like the best (dolphins know what's good). We are away from Tybee's main "strip" and we like it that way! Several great restaurants and destinations are less than four blocks away (including the ledgendary Huc-a-Poos and Latitude 32, Tybee Fish Camp, Gerald 's Pig and Shrimp, and the Tybee Wedding Chapel), so there is plenty to do on foot. It's a simple kayak trip to Coco's Grill, and anywhere else on Tybee is a short, easy bike ride away. Bikes, beachgear, kayaks and paddle boards can all be rented and delivered to you, the island is your oyster (Incidentally, you can also collect oysters on our beach, lucky you!)
Our beach is an ideal location for kayaking because of the calm waters and easy access to dolphin and manatee areas, backwater channels, as well as Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island. There is even a flat, stair-free boardwalk at the far end of the parking lot which allows convenient cart (or stroller, or wagon) access. Kayak and bike rentals are available locally for delivery.
Two large swimming pools are available on the grounds, plus a shallow kids' pool for younger visitors. Tennis courts and grills line the in-land side of the complex, so there is lots to do without having to venture out. We love to sit on our back deck watching the big cargo ships come in, dolphins playing and enjoying some of the world's most beautiful sunsets. If you need a break from taking a break, it's about a 15 minute drive to Savannah's landmark historic downtown. We think you will agree that North Tybee has a lot to offer! Getting AroundWe have free on-site gated parking, with one parking spot available for guest use. If you will need additional parking, this can sometimes be arranged, but only if you let us know in advance if you will be bringing extra vehicles (or a boat).
If you would like to visit Tybee without a vehicle, public transportation is available from the airport, Amtrak and downtown Mon-Fri between 7am - 5pm. The cost is $3 per person each way (no, REALLY!!) via Coastal Regional Coaches, they will deliver you right to our address. 24 hour advance reservations are required, and bookings are accepted up to one year out. We encourage you to make your travel plans to take advantage of this service, private shuttles are much more expensive, so book early!!
Once you are on the island, you shouldn't need a car, but a bike can be handy (you can rent them locally from Tim's Beach Gear, they will drop them off at the condo), but you'll do just fine on foot too. Grocery delivery is available from the local IGA store and there are plenty of restaurants in walking distance as well!
It is also possible to take a public beach shuttle to and from downtown Savannah on the weekends, this service is offered by Coastal Regional Coaches. No advance reservations are required for the weekend shuttle, the schedule is available on their website. Other Things to NoteIf you are interested in combining a trip to Tybee with a trip to Savannah, please inquire about our Savannah guest house!
Our prices are inclusive of state and local taxes, what you pay when you book is all you are going to pay for your stay with us.