FT SCREVEN BEACH COTTAGE. HISTORIC. NEAR LIGHTHOUSE AND BEACH. PETS.

Ted Walker

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
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FT SCREVEN BEACH COTTAGE. HISTORIC. NEAR LIGHTHOUSE AND BEACH. PETS.

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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.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Guestbook comments from the owner
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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Ted Walker

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
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3.6
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
average rating of 3.6 based on 5 reviews
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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945117
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Byron, GA
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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
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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945117
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

So much fun!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I stayed here for a surprise bachelor & bachelorette trip. We were so excited to arrive, and the property did not disappoint. We had plenty of room. The kitchen was nice, the house was clean, and the trip was absolutely perfect! We only used the car a couple of times to go get groceries and to go into Savannah for one day. The location was so nice because we had maybe a minute or two walk and we were right on the beach. The hot tub was a great addition, and most everyone in our group enjoyed it at one time or another. We even spent the early morning on the beach and watched the sunrise. I cannot describe how wonderful our trip was, and we are already making plans to come back! Thank you very much Mr. Ted and Mr. Jody. It was great doing business with you; you don't know how special you helped to make our gift to the bride and groom. We hope to come back many, many more times!

Sincerely,
Sydney Howard
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your group here. We're glad it worked out so well for you.
business
Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945117
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
4

Family fun

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our time. There was plenty of room for our friends and family to have a great getaway. Loved how close the beach, light house, and park are.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945117
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
1

Not what we expected

  • 1 of 5
The cottage looks like the pictures...but up close and personal, not so good. We had a full house and use the Cabana room also. A lot of repairs are needed.

We realized on day 2 we had to deal with cockroaches along with the tropical Palmeto bugs the size of matchbox cars! Dishwasher worked, but the detergent did not release due to broken spring it would not "pop" open. The front door knob had to be replaced while we where there....locked us in and used back door which are literally falling apart. The Cabana sliding doors.....don't. We tried to grease the track in order to open the door. The refridgerator barely kept food cold.
Not stocked real well for 12. Silverware broke daily when we dried them ...the handles broke away from the times, spoon or knife part. Bagged everything due to roaches.
I talked to Ted and he was aware and had been treating the cottage for a few weeks for bugs. Yet never notified us or offered a differant cottage. I unpacked in the back yard piece by piece to make sure we did not bring some home. Good thing....found a few! If I end up with them in my house I know where they came from. Not a good vacation.
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a historic home. The back door is a unique, antique French door that is showing some wear, but it is secure. It has a deadbolt in the middle and slide locks that slide into the ceiling and floor. The front door knob was indeed replaced while the guest was there because they said they were having difficulty getting it to lock. The sliding door on the cabana room does slide but not smoothly. It has since been replaced. We would have happily offered the guest another cottage if that had been an option. Unfortunately, all our other properties were booked. Roaches are not a permanent condition. All of our properties have had them at one time or another. This house and all our other houses are treated monthly by a pest control service. Roaches don’t come in from outdoors. They get into the house by way of groceries and luggage. And once they appear, they cannot be eliminated overnight. In the 3 weeks before this guest came in, the pest control service had treated the house 4 times, and they came a 5th time during this guest’s time. Our expectations were that the roaches would be eliminated before these guests arrived. The service has assured us that the roaches will be gone shortly.
business
Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p945117
+ 912 398 7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
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Everything and more...

  • 4 of 5
My family and I wanted to spend time together prior to our oldest sons departure for Army Boot Camp. The Ft. Screven Beach Cottage was spacious, clean and linens and terrys were a plenty. It was just a short walk to the beach and there was even a beachside bar and restaurant within a short walk. Mr. Walker the owner was always readily available for any small details or questions. I recommend that anyone who wishes a down home beach type experience to stay at Ft. Screven Beach Cottage. Thank you for making our important family experience a memorable one.
  • Submitted: May 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

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

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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Availability & Rates

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Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
May 2 2014 - Sep 1 2014
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 
 
Mid season Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off season 2
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 29 2014
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off season 3
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 31 2014
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off season 1
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
$1,900
 
 
Mid season Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + 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

Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Alarm System
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
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:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • playground
  • library
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • ruins
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • fishing
  • surfing
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