LIGHTHOUSE COTTAGE:MODERNIZED BUT THE MEMORIES ARE PRESERVED. PETS. WIFI

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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LIGHTHOUSE COTTAGE:MODERNIZED BUT THE MEMORIES ARE PRESERVED. PETS. WIFI

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

Lighthouse Cottage is in the shadow of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, which is just 1.5 blocks away. The beach also is just 1.5 blocks away. Leave your window open at night, turn on your ceiling fan, and sleep to the soft rush of the surf. In the heart of the former Fort Screven, this cottage was built in 1920 by the US Army to house non-commissioned officers. Just a block away is Battery Garland and the Fort Screven museum. This is the islands quiet, secluded north end preferred by celebrities. The army built the houses facing each other with a sidewalk between --- no street, just a sidewalk. The streets run behind the houses. The front of Lighthouse Cottage faces a sidewalk; the back is on a traffic-free street. The original clawfoot bathtub and the original enamel kitchen sink/cabinet have been newly restored. Most of the interior walls are 5-inch wide tongue and groove planks laid horizontally. These were discovered and restored when 1/4-inch paneling was removed.

Tybee Island's North Beach: 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. Tybee's beaches are equipped with porch swings that seem to be about 100 yards apart. From the north beach swings you can watch the sun set over Savannah and the mouth of the Savannah river --- incredible sunsets. Savannah, being 15 miles away, is too far away to actually see but you can see the fireworks on July 4th and New Year's Eve. Shrimp boats with their nets spread like wings are always in view.

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 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 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).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered

Ted Walker

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
average rating of 4.382353 based on 37 reviews
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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225700
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Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
High Point ,N.C.
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 12, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
Ted,we liked staying there soooooooooo much.I cried when I had to leave.Thanks for createing a wonderfull place to stay at the beach.Suzanne
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 13/21
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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225700
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
4

Comfortable and Convenient.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
This little cottage is both comfortable and convenient. It is situated only steps from the lighthouse and the beach. There were 4 adults and 2 dogs in our group and we all fit nicely. There is a tiny backyard for the pups and ample space in the small cottage to have a little privacy. On a bike, or even on foot, you can find anything you might need. We had a great long weekend and the price is right!
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225700
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
4

You'll Either Love It or Hate It. We LOVED it!

You'll Either Love It or Hate It. We LOVED it!
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We stayed at the lighthouse cottage a couple of weeks ago while I attended a conference in Savannah. It only took me about 20 minutes to get to Savannah and my husband had a great place to spend the day without being bored.

Location: The cottage is tucked (tightly) on a small gravel street. We were in a Ford Edge and it fit fine, but my husband's diesel pick up would have had trouble parking back in there. It was very close to the north beach. We rented bikes and easily went all over the island. There is a deal listed in the binder at the cottage so we paid 1/2 price which was a nice surprise.

Cottage: This is a historic cottage. If you are a Ritz-Carlton type, you probably won't like it. However, if you like a laid-back authentic beach type place, look no further. The cottage was stocked with everything we might possibly need, even beach chairs and a cooler and it was very clean. It is an old building, so it has a lot of character. I loved the layers of old paint and detailed woodwork. If those walls could talk!

Yard: the back yard is all mulched and fenced so we could let our German Shepherd out without worrying. There were a lot of mosquitos and flea-type bugs so we didn't spend much time out there. The cottage did provide bug spray but it was rather ineffective. We didn't use the hot tub. It was right next to the neighbors deck with no screen/curtain/whatever so it was awkward.

Other Tips: We were pleasantly surprised with the food and service at the North Beach Bar & Grill. The homemade salsa and jerk chicken were fabulous. They also have live music in the evenings.
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have guests who appreciate the history of Lighthouse Cottage. The hot tub has been discontinued. We frequently park 3 cars (1 parallel and 2 vertically). When more parking is needed, there is a free parking area for our neighborhood just a half-block away. Whenever we have a lot of rain, mosquitoes are unavoidable. The island does control mosquitoes, though, by spraying from helicopters and tank trucks. We have a pest-control service that treats the house and property monthly. Since they didn't see any evidence of fleas, I think the flea-type bugs were probably sand gnats, which only come out occasionally.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225700
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

Great stay for the Critz Tybee Run

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
We were in town for the Critz run on Tybee, so this house was perfectly located near the lighthouse. We had a wonderful stay! The house is great, wonderful history! Its older but also restored and renovated which was so nice! Everything that is mentioned, in the details, the house had. We also rented bikes from the place Ted has a deal with which was pefect for the weekend, a great way to explore the island.
This is our second place we have rented with Ted and we will rent again!
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p225700
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Alton
3

clean & tidy

clean & tidy
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We arrived at the cottage to find it clean and ready for us. We had a small problem with the wi-fi but it was quickly managed with a call to the service provider. We loved the double shower heads in the remodeled bath. I had minor trouble with the steps leading into the house at the back door. They are slightly sunken and uneven. (I informed the owner and I believe the issue will be addressed) The cottage has a retro charm, and all was provided as stated. We found several wonderful places to eat out. For BBQ, Wiley's, for a nice lunch on the island The Sundae Shoppe was very good. We dined at Uncle Bubba's and thought them a little to pricey for the level of food.
Helpful votes: 3/4
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Savannah

Just a half-block to the south of Lighthouse Cottage is a large park with a stream, gazebo, and park benches. To get to the beach from Lighthouse Cottage you walk past 3 cottages (a short block) and the beach is a half-block to the right, the lighthouse is a half-block to the left, and Fort Screven museum is a half-block straight ahead.

The museum is where all of Tybee Island's parades begin. Easily the most popular parade is the Beach Bum Parade --- an audience participation parade --- usually held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. All the floats are equipped with barrels of water so that people on the floats can fire water at the spectators --- and the spectators shoot water back at the floats (and any other target at hand). For more civilized entertainment there is the Savannah Film Festival in late October and the many art galleries resulting from the growing renown of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). [On the Google map, 'Gulick St' is a parking lot.]

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Availability & Rates

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid-season Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 1 2014
$165
$1,050
1 night
 
 
Peak season
May 2 2014 - Aug 31 2014
$195
$1,260
1 night
 
 
Mid-season Fall
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$165
$1,050
1 night
 
 
Off season 2
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$99
$599
1 night
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
$165
$1,050
1 night
 
 
Off season 3
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$99
$599
1 night
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$165
$1,050
1 night
 
 
Off-season 1
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$99
$599
$1,900
1 night
 
 
Mid-season Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
$165
$1,050
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75.00
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Last-minute deals are available when reservations are made less than 10 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Laundry Soap
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Paper Towels
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Stove
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , claw-foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is in the master bedroom. It has a large, tiled double shower that needs no curtain or glass door.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All beds have memory foam.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • library
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Gas grill DVD movies/DVD player Full set of Paula Deen cookware (robin's egg blue)
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