Destination guide

Escape to Tybee Island vacation home rentals

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.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Tybee Island vacation homes

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.

Activities

What to do near Tybee Island vacation rentals

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.

Day trips

Best excursions near Tybee Island vacation homes

Tybee Island is the ideal base camp from which to explore the wonders of Savannah. Vacation rentals are just a short distance from fascinating places like Forsyth Park, a green space with basketball courts, a historic fountain, and a Confederate memorial, and the Savannah Historic District, an urban space with 18th-century architecture and scenic areas. You should also visit Telfair Museums, a collection of museums with American and European artwork spread over themed buildings.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Tybee Island vacation rentals

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tybee Island

Fly into Hilton Head Island, SC (HHH), the closest airport, located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Savannah, GA (SAV-Savannah - Hilton Head Intl.), which is 23.4 mi (37.7 km) away.

Family friendly

Family fun near Tybee Island vacation rentals

Tybee Island has numerous attractions for kids of all ages. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Tybee Island Marine Science Center, a coastal ecology center with science exhibits and dolphin encounters, and Fort Pulaski National Monument, a Civil War landmark with walking trails and cannon and musket demonstrations. There’s also Jaycee Park, a public park with paved trails, athletic facilities, and a playground.

Where to stay around Tybee Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,328 vacation rentals near Tybee Island. From 1,240 Houses to 1,180 Condos/Apartments, 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.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Tybee Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Tybee Island:

  • Sea Pines: 2,076 vacation rentals
  • South Forest Beach: 1,699 vacation rentals
  • North Forest Beach: 2,645 vacation rentals
  • Folly Field: 961 vacation rentals
  • Palmetto Bluff: 79 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tybee Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tybee Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • North Beach: 1,139 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion: 8,659 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Marine Science Center: 8,661 vacation rentals
  • Tybee Island Light Station and Museum: 8,674 vacation rentals
  • Back River Beach: 8,612 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tybee Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Tybee Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,240 Houses in Tybee Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tybee Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,180 rentals available
  • Cottages: 112 rentals available
  • Cabins: 112 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tybee Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,038 vacation rentals with pool available in Tybee Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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