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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.

Ted Walker

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage

Ted Walker

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage

Overview

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus cabana bedroom, sleeps 12

This beach 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. In the heart of the former Fort Screven, this rustic cottage was built in 1920 by the US Army to house non-commissioned officers. It has been updated with modern conveniences such as central heat and air. Originally the cottage was heated by coal stoves and cooled by ceiling fans. The fans are new but the original stove chimneys remain. 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 Ft Screven Cottage faces a sidewalk; the back is on a traffic-free gravel lane. Some of the interior walls are the original 5-inch wide tongue and groove planks laid horizontally. With 4 bedrooms and a large sectional sofa in the living room, this home can sleep up to 10 people inside the house --- plus 2 more outside in the cabana bedroom, a small room across the deck from the house.

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 Two 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ted Walker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for the stay! The cottage was charming and roomy. I hope to be a visitor again.
Jan 2014
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
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Reviews

3.6
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
average rating of 3.5833333 based on 13 reviews
Byron, GA
4

Thank You Letter to Ft Screven Beach Cottage Owner

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we certainly enjoyed ourselves in Ft Screven Beach Cottage, the cottage was perfect accommodations for our family; we had plenty of room. There were plenty of towels and linens and the beds were so comfy! We had everything we needed. From arrival to departure, everything about the cottage was great. It was nice, clean and comfortable. Like a home away from home. “Relaxing, cozy retreat; it was the ultimate beach house!” The cottage beach theme was the best and really allowed you to relax. Easy walk to the beach, as well as just a step away from the beautiful Tybee Island lighthouse, restaurants and Museum. There was enough space to find a quiet moment and plenty of room for everyone. We would certainly love to visit again.

My grandson, Dashawn, Farewell Roast on Friday, January 13, 2012 turned out fabulous. There was plenty room for all 10 of us to be able to sit together and watch “A Walk through Memory Lane” family movies. My grandson was very surprised!

The following day was our eldest daughter, Rose, 38th birthday. Her dream of staying in a beach house being close to the ocean came true for her and she cannot stop stating that it was; “The Best birthday beach trip ever!”

Mr. Ted, it was a pleasure being able to meet you. Thank you for being so helpful to us when a couple of issues arose. We certainly appreciated your quick response. What a great experience! Thank you for helping make our vacation wonderful and for sharing your home with us!

Much Regards,

Mrs. Maria A. Concepcion

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

saying good-bye

  • 5 of 5

we had a wonderful time. The house was clean but the back deck needs major repairs and the ice maker does not work but we loved the charm and the fenced yard a plus thank you so much

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's a pleasure to have guests who appreciate the historic charm of this cottage built by the army around 1920 in the heart of the former Fort Screven. Lighthouse Cottage is on a shady lane just a block from the lighthouse and the old Fort Screven battlements. The back deck is in the midst of being replaced and will be completed within 2 days. The ice maker has been repaired.
3

Tidy Up

  • 3 of 5

Just got back from spending 3 nights in your Tybee Island Cottage. It worked in so many ways, but also had several things that could have made things a lot better. I'm not a fan of roaches. I know this goes along with the territory, but after killing several, I had one that woke me up in the middle of the night from flickering around. Long story short - not fun. There's also a raccoon that visited several times from under the house. The entrance is extremely messy and I'd never come close to using any of the beach equipment for fear of bugs in the midst of the pile they are in. The back yard decking is green from mold. It needs to be power sprayed and generally tidied up. Lastly, there is limited cooking pans, baking dishes, and fry pans. The one big fry pan that was there had all the Teflon peeling away and that's not healthy. Some of the furniture ( the lounge sofa) was very soiled. We were able to have a relaxing time on this girls weekend, but the things I mentioned would have to be fixed before I'd come back.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The back deck is being replaced. It will be completed by 5/22/15. We have a pest control service that treats monthly for bugs. When roaches are brought in we call the service for an extra treatment, which we did in this case, too. The pest control guy said that the only roaches he has ever seen at this house are palmetto bugs. These are large outdoor roaches that do not want to be inside. If they wander indoors, they run all over the place looking for a way out just as a wild animal would do. They usually die in an hour or two indoors, probably due to the treatment. The pots and pans will be inventoried and replaced as needed. The lounge sofa has been steam cleaned.
1

Good Reason It Was The Only Available Rental

  • 1 of 5

The building should be demolished before it falls down and kills someone. The back deck isn't safe to walk on. The cheap and extremely rusty barbeque grill wasn't usable even if it were cleaned, which is certainly was not. Some of the kitchen drawers have no bottoms so the odd assortment of utensils end up on the floor if you open the drawers. There was a switch on a pole in the living room that was missing a cover plate so you have a good chance of electrocution if not paying attention. The little front deck has a collection of discarded items pilling up at one end. There is a cleaning fee tacked on that practically doubles the rent and I'm curious what that money is actually used for?

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a charming historic beach cottage in very good condition. Since this was a one-night rental, the cleaning fee was a significant portion of the cost. The cleaning service charges $130 to clean this house. The entire $120 cleaning fee that the guest paid went to the cleaning service. The guest was not happy about the cleaning fee, but all the charges were made clear before the reservation was made. The back deck did need some work. The job of replacing the deck has been assigned and will be completed by May 22. The two loose drawers in the kitchen have been repaired. A cover plate on a switch had been broken off. It was replaced.
Fountain Inn, South Carolina
5

cute lil house by the light house!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location a few minutes from the beach!!! Worth the $$ we saved. comfortable stay for four adults and two children! I would stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Quaint Spring Break

  • 4 of 5

My expectations were exceeded. I have lived on Tybee. I knew the area. It was closer to the beach than I expected. Easy walking distance. It is an older house. Has the amenities that are needed and then some. Suggestions include emailing entrance/exit instructions: I didn't know if I should complete certain tasks before leaving(i.e. linens and dishes). Clean fridge vent. Keep hot tub up a little better ( instructions help here with those who don't know hot tubs). Get a new grill annually. We had 4 adults and 3 children. We all slept comfortably. I would definitely like to stay here again and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Savannah
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
North Beach Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Wilmington Island
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
North Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Tybee beach

Just a half-block to the south of Ft Screven Beach Cottage is a large park with a stream, gazebo, and park benches. To get to the beach from the cottage you walk north past 2 cottages (a short block) and the beach is a half-block to the right(east), the lighthouse is a half-block to the left(west), and Fort Screven museum is a half-block straight ahead (north). 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 shoot 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), which has branches in Atlanta and Paris. Savannah (just 20 min away) also has live theatre, concerts, and a very popular music festival.

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Rates & Availability

From $99 Per night

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
May 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 
 
Mid season Fall
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off season 2
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Last-minute deals are available when a reservation is made within 10 days of arrival.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled, double-head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 is a detached Cabana bedroom with a queen-size sofa sleeper.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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