Tybee Island, GA, USA

Tybee Island, GA, USA

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Where to stay around Tybee Island, GA?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,385 vacation rentals near Tybee Island. From 906 houses to 648 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tybee Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Find a blissful escape in Tybee Island

With its pristine beaches and unspoiled coastal backdrop, Tybee Island serves up a blissful seaside escape. Located just 18 miles from historic Savannah, it offers a wealth of activities, from days on the sand and exploring by kayak to sampling fresh seafood and admiring the thriving marine bird life. History abounds in this part of Georgia and your Tybee Island vacation rental will put you in the heart of it all. Discover centuries-old forts and lighthouses, as well as Savannah's leafy downtown district, known for its elegant antebellum mansions and Spanish moss-strewn oak trees.

Life on the beach in Tybee Island

Like to be where the action is? Be sure to choose a Tybee Island vacation rental close to the beach. Here, you can let off steam on a jet ski or surfboard, take a chartered fishing trip or venture out on a cruise to see frolicking bottlenose dolphins. Nearby, Little Tybee Island provides an unspoiled natural haven for camping, while the island's salt marshes provide a treat for kayakers and birdwatchers. For those with more cosmopolitan tastes, there are countless galleries, stores, boutiques and restaurants to explore.

Seeing the sights in Tybee Island

While Savannah teems with historical treasures, Tybee Island has its own attractions, too. The hulking Fort Screven was an important part of America's coastal defense from 1897 to 1947, and today, you can still see the intimidating concrete gun batteries, as well as the private abodes that perch above the fort's battlements. Minutes away, you'll find the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum. Dating back to the early 1700s, when it was built to guide mariners to the Savannah River, it's one of the oldest lighthouses in the United States and features a museum detailing the island's fascinating history.

Year-round sunshine in Tybee Island

No matter where your Tybee Island vacation rental is located, consistent weather is assured. Spring and summer are the best times to visit, offering lots of sunshine and warm temperatures that are tempered by the blissful breeze from the Atlantic Ocean. Off-season vacations in Tybee Island aren't unheard of either, thanks to surprisingly-mild temperatures and sunny days in the fall and winter months.

Get back to nature in Tybee Island

Tybee Island is a barrier island, with a sandy beach on its eastern shore and a salt marsh to the west. Away from the shoreline, there are protected dunes and, further inland, subtropical forests, thriving with oak and pine trees. The unspoiled landscape provides an excellent habitat for wildlife, particularly birds. The island is part of the Colonial Coast Birding Trail, offering birdwatchers the chance to see everything from herons and black skimmers to endangered wood stork.