About the property
- Condo640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
Designed for two, the Herons' Nest condo is a private and unique hideaway. Nestled in Tybee's historical Venetian Terrace District and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Back River Inlet the Herons' Nest offers a quiet retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and rest and relaxation for hardworking couples. Lovingly designed by Tybee artists, Fred and Malinda Urvant, the condo reflects their eclectic Art-Deco style of design. Original paintings by the late Soho artist Larry Urvant and photographs by Fred Urvant adorn the walls. Restored Art-Deco furnishings and white tile floors complete the condo's cozy design.
Play on Tybee's scenic Back River Beaches and return to your own private tropical garden to rest and relax. Enjoy a cool drink on your spacious screened porch or soak in the warm waters of your own private 4-person Jacuzzi. Rejuvenate in a soft-water shower and wrap yourself in fluffy towels of Egyptian cotton and sleep on European style linens. Luxury at the beach is only a moment away during your stay at the Herons' Nest.
We invite you to experience the true flavor of Tybee. Beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, historic sites, excellent cuisine and a laid-back 1950's culture. Since the early 1900's Tybee has been called a utopia and we could not agree more. Please join us at the Herons' Nest where pleasant memories begin.
Fred and Malinda Urvant
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Malinda Urvant
Fred and I are both transplants from the East Coast who met in Atlanta. Our dream was to return to the Atlantic Ocean and in 1994 we began a search for the perfect spot. I had been retired from Dupont Corp. after 20 years and Fred was ready to make a career change. Our search ended on Tybee in the Historic Back River District. My mother moved from Canada and settled on Tybee with us and my son and grandchildren settled in the city of Savannah.
Malinda Urvant purchased this Condo in 1995
Why Malinda Urvant chose Tybee Island
Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper. ** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.
What makes this Condo unique
You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Nice quaint relaxing stay, can't wait to book again.
This was a excellent vacation. We are always on the run on vacations and this was the most relaxing vacation we have had in some time. The cottage was as nice as you could ask for, clean, convenient, relaxing, comfortable. Only a couple blocks from the back pier and about 4 blocks to the ocean. We didn't move our car for a couple of the days there. Fred and Melinda was the most gracious host. We cannot wait for a return visit to stay with them again.
Thank you for visiting the Herons' Nest. You have really hit on what the Herons' Nest is all about and that is rest and relaxation.
We try to make the Herons' Nest a place where you can get away from the rest of the world and still be a part of it if you so desire.
The beach and restaurants are convenient and so is the Herons' Nest screened porch and garden. We invite you to recharge and just have an enjoyable experience relaxing and letting the world go bye. Please return and have another relaxing visit in the future.
Fred and Malinda
Charming, peaceful and all amenities anyone would need. Decor is personal and very tasteful.
Although the weather was not what we would like, we still had a great time. The bed was so comfy. Plenty of room, screened in porch to eat lunch or drink coffee early in morning. No noise hardly at all, really is a hideaway. Dedicated parking was good. We will definitely look for this property the next time we visit Tybee Island! You should too, you will not be disappointed.
First anniversary trip
My husband and I very much enjoyed staying here for our first anniversary! The place was stocked with everything we needed and was very convenient to bike to the beach and around the island! We loved it!
Thank you for your great review. Yes, we do try to stock the Herons' Nest with everything you will need. We try to maximize your vacation experience by eliminating that time consuming trip to the grocery store for the essentials that one can just not do without. No need to waste your valuable beach time worrying about the small items. Let us do that at the Herons' Nest.
PACK LIGHTLY ON YOUR TRIP TO THE HERONS' NEST AND ENJOY EVERY MINUTE OF YOUR VALUABLE "TYBEE TIME"!!
We had so much. The property is walking distance to everything, and is very clean and well taken care of. We will be back!
Thank you for your great review. We chose the location of the Herons' Nest 22 years ago and the location has remained quiet and peaceful and still convenient to all activities on Tybee.
Clean, quiet, relaxing, love the decor and home feeling. hospitable, nice hot tub, bikes to ride,
Loved staying at this property.
We try to make our guests as comfortable as possible by supplying every item one would need to run a small home. No need to run to the grocery store on your vacation at the Herons' Nest. Save your valuable vacation time for being a tourist .
Great location! Perfect getaway for two!
The Heron's Nest was a great getaway for my wife and I. As many others have said, it is a great location close to the beach and stores. The whole place was clean, organized, and well stocked. We enjoyed listening to the records, eating on the beautiful screened porch, and resting in the garden. The bikes were great to have available and the hot tub was nice and clean! We will be back again!
Thank you for the great review. There is no better way that we could have made a description of the Herons' Nest . You have listed all our goals in creating a unique couples retreat at the beach. Whether you have 2 days or 2 weeks we try to make your getaway a time to remember.
Fred and Malinda
Historic Tybee Light House complex, Historic Fort Polaski, Historic Savannah, Rails to Trails bike & walk path on the Old Marsh Hen railroad, dolphin tours, shark fishing, shrimp fishing fleet on Lazertto Creek, Marine Science Center, birding trails, seasonal art shows
Rates & Availability
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A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.