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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Owner
Malinda Urvant
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

The manager of this property consistently provides great experiences for their guests.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful stay at the Herons' Nest. This was a great location as we were able to walk to most everything. the one drive we made was to Huc-a-Poos which was well worth it with delicious pizza and yummy drinks. The hot tub was so relaxing and a great way to end each day. Thank you for the bottle of wine that was waiting for us on our arrival also. Great trip and we hope to be back again soon.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

Tybee Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • White and black tile with white oak chair paneling and molding. Decor is art deco with blue accents. Full shower and bath with over sized sink. White hotel bath towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress and two additional mattress toppers. Quality 600 count Biltmore linens with imported maltise coverlet and shams. Extra pillows and quilt provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private tropical garden, indoor 4 person Jacuzzi, complimentary coffee, tea and wine, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, electric fireplace, paper products and soaps provided, beach bicycles, beach equipment and coolers.

Reviews

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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches
average rating of 4.928571 based on 248 reviews
5

All you need!

  • 5 of 5

We love Tybee and had a great time staying at the Heron’s Nest. I can’t say enough about all of the amenities included with this property. All you really need is to pack a backpack and they provide the rest!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandy, We so appreciate your wonderful comments. We try to make our guest's experience at the Herons' Nest as stress free as possible by providing some extra amenities. Tybee is such an enjoyable little island; we want our guests to be able to enjoy every minute of their stay worry free. Fred and Malinda
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5

A quaint little escape on Tybee

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of amenities and homey touches, and an easy walk to the beach and fishing piers.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, thank you for the great review. Hope you had good luck on your fishing trip and caught a lot of fish. Please come back again and stay for a longer visit. You were great guests. Fred and Malinda
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5

Wonderful place ~ so peaceful & relaxing. A home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

LOVED this place. If I were ever to visit Tybee Island again, I'd stay here. If you're looking for the quieter side of things, this is the place. Just a 5 minute walk to the back beach and you can view beautiful sunsets. The outdoor part of Heron's Nest is my favorite ~ a tropical oasis. So many little places to sit and relax, enjoy a drink or read a book. Loved having bicycles to ride around the island that you didn't have to rent. You can even make it to the lighthouse using the bike path, but if you choose to drive, parking is free at the lighthouse as long as you're visiting the lighthouse so don't pull into one of the "Pay to Park" lots too soon. The only things you have to provide for a day at the beach are swimwear, snacks and drinks. The kitchen is small, but well equipped. If you'd rather stay in and cook or grill out, not a problem, they've got you covered. TV in living room and bedroom (bed is very comfortable by the way), full bath, hot tub, washer & dryer ~ everything you need is here. The bottle of wine (or grape juice, if you prefer) waiting for you on arrival, is a nice touch. Unfortunately, I was coming down with a cold when I got there and didn't feel like drinking. Nothing but thumbs up for Heron's Nest. 👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. Fred and I could not have written a truer post on the Herons' Nest. You listed all the things that make the Herons' Nest a one of a kind romantic getaway experience. We have been serving couples for over 11 years and your review shows that we are still accomplishing our goals. thanks Malinda
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience with Fred and Malinda. The home was clean and well setup for a weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for the week.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Fred and I try to make the Herons' Nest a quiet and comfortable stay for all our guests. We appreciate your compliments.
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4

Much privacy; great outdoor courtyard

  • 4 of 5

No view, but could walk or bike to both beaches and good restaurant..

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. Our location on Tybee is convenient to most activities on the island. Shopping and restaurants can all be accessed by our complimentary bikes or a short walk. We hope you enjoyed your getaway on Tybee and will return to the Herons' Nest for a future stay. Fred and Malinda
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
AJ's
Car: not necessary

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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $70

A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.