Less than 1 block to the beach --- wide white-sand beach.
What is unique about Tybee Island?
. Barrier island due east of historic Savannah
. Just 3-mile diameter, and half that is salt marsh
. Birthplace and home of a C-list actor; chosen home of an
A-list actor; nesting home of loggerhead sea turtles.
. Great dolphin viewing --- virtually guaranteed on the
north end of the island. Dolphin boat tours are always
available, but sitting on the north beach is just as
effective. We once watched a band of dolphins frolicking
with a delighted kayaker.
. Impressive pier that extends way, way out into the water.
Each end has a nice covered pavilion.
What is close to Coral House?: . The beach
. Across the street: 5 restaurants
1) McElwhee's Seafood,
3) Sundae Cafe - a hole-in-the-wall, white-tablecloth, Gourmet
restaurant. Sundaes? Nah. (go figure) But The Sugar Shack has great ones.
4) The Sugar Shack - a decidedly downscale, inexpensive
place that serves a good breakfast, sandwiches, and hand-
dipped ice cream. Indoor or covered outdoor dining.
The 2 Lighthouses: Two lighthouses less than 3 miles apart but so radically different in character. As you approach Tybee Island, you see the impressive Tybee Light in the distance. Tall, dark, and handsome with a white cumberbund. He was honored a couple of years ago when he got his own US postage stamp. ( In lighthouse circles that is akin to an Oscar.) But then as you cross the Lazaretto bridge onto Tybee Island, you look down to the left and blink. Is that a lighthouse in the water? Indeed it is. That's plucky little Cockspur Lighthouse. Weathered, plain white masonry. Not flashy at all, except ... At every high tide Cockspur stands in the ocean well off-shore. Only at low tide does the stony spur appear that supports the little lighthouse. A firm foundation after all.
Lost in the 40's/50's: So far the quaint shopping district near the pier has pretty much escaped the wrecking ball. Witness Arby's --- Tybee Island's only fast food restaurant. This is pretty much what Arby's looked like when they began in the early 60's. As for shopping, no Sak's here. We're talking beach shopping: T-shirts, souvenirs, Sno-Cones, umbrella drinks, seafood. But remember, for culture and serious shopping, there is colorful, historic Savannah, just 20-25 minutes away. Recommended reading: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, an amusing look at Savannah's high- and low-life (about 2 years on the NY Times nonfiction best seller list).
Coral House is located about mid-beach between south beach (home of the pier and shopping) and north beach ( home of the majestic Tybee Light and the former Ft. Screven, now a museum).
We had a group of 12 Girl Scouts staying for a weekend of activities in Savannah and Tybee. This cottage was perfect! So cute, clean, and well furnished. We saved money by cooking meals: easily done with the 3 kitchens and plenty of supplies. This was the BEST location! Just 2 houses down from public beach access for cool night ghost crab hunts! Easy access to everything fun! On Tybee you should visit the Lighthouse and Marine Science Center; in Savannah the JGL House, Savannah Theatre and Pirate House for lunch... all awesome attractions and welcoming to Girl Scouts.The cottage owner was super friendly and easy to work with. This is a nice alternative to a hotel room, and extremely economical too! The girls cant quit talking about how much fun we had!
We really and truly enjoyed Coral House! The balconies, and the court yard! There was more than enough space for everyone! We cooked dinner every night and the kitchens were well stocked! We took advantage of the bike rental discount and the kids had a ball, touring the island. This is the third time we have rented from Ted and we intend to again! Ted is really sweet and will attend to any need you might have. No complaints:)
We had a wonderful stay in the penthouse. It was so peaceful. The views out the windows and sliding glass doors were amazing with the trees all around. I felt like I was up in a fancy treehouse. The penthouse was clean, smelled wonderful, and had everything we needed. The staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The porch was paradise. I loved sitting at night out there listening to the ocean waves, which by the way was just a short walk at the end of the street. Will definitely be back.
My family rented all of Coral House as a 50th Anniversary gift to my parents. The house is the cutest thing ever. There was certainly room for all of us in the 3 units and cooking was a snap with 3 kitchens. It was great to have separation when needed. Coral House is just a short walk to the beach, which was fabulous!! Ted was great to work with and the house was totally ready when we arrived. We got in later than we expected and there were dimmed lights on in all 3 units with music playing from the tv's. I have never felt that welcomed in a hotel and it was certainly appreciated. My favorite place was the private back garden, with 15 people coming in and out, this was my retreat! Thank you Ted for opening your home to us for this special event!!
Hot Coral house is absolutely amazing. We had a big party of 12 go. 6 adults and 6 children. The house was welcoming, warm and my favorite part of the whole place was the back garden. It was an overwhelming experience for my family and Tybee Island people and nearby attractions were amazing. Ted you have a wonderful place we will definately visit again and rent from you again. Your housekeeper is AMAZING as well. The beach is so close and everything was fantastic.
Our family of four stayed at the HOT Coral condo in March 2011 over my son's spring break...it was Wonderful!! The condo was great. It was clean and had everything we needed. We have a 6 and 3 year old and it was great for the kids. The proximity to the beach couldn't have been better. A great place to stay for the money!! I loved that you could walk just a few minutes to get anywhere; convenience store, restaurants, grocery store, playground. We hope to come back again soon!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
1 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$165 + Tax|
$1500 - $2890 per Week. $225 -$480 per Day.
April and Oct are similar to Miami Beach in winter.
Last-minute deals are available when a reservation is made within 10 days of arrival.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Last-minute deals are available when booked 10 days or less in advance.
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