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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

Step back in time to an old-fashioned beach cottage where the screen door slams. Lighthouse 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. Leave your window open at night, turn on your ceiling fan, and sleep to the soft rush of the surf. In the heart of the former Fort Screven, this cottage was built in 1920 by the US Army to house non-commissioned officers. 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 Lighthouse Cottage faces a sidewalk; the back is on a traffic-free street. The original clawfoot bathtub and the original enamel kitchen sink/cabinet have been newly restored. Most of the interior walls are 5-inch wide tongue and groove planks laid horizontally. These were discovered and restored when 1/4-inch paneling was removed.

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 2 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.

Lost in the 40's/50's: So far the quaint shopping district near the pier has pretty much escaped the wrecking ball. Witness Arby's --- Tybee Island's only fast food restaurant. This is what Arby's looked like when they began in the early 60's. As for shopping, no Sak's here. We're talking beach shopping: T-shirts, souvenirs, Sno-Cones, umbrella drinks, seafood. But remember, for culture and serious shopping, there is colorful, historic Savannah, just 20 minutes away. Recommended reading: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, an amusing look at Savannah's high- and low-life (about 2 years on the NY Times nonfiction best seller list).

More Details

Property Manager
Ted Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just got home from our stay at the Lighthouse Cottage. We loved it! It was so nice to come in to nice lighting, soothing music and such a cute house! The back deck - AMAZING! It's location to the beach was fabulous! I hope to stay again. Thanks for providing a history of the house, that was great! Thanks for all the small things you've done. We had everything we needed!
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , claw-foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 2 is in the master bedroom. It has a large, tiled double shower that needs no curtain or glass door.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All beds have memory foam.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
average rating of 4.306667 based on 79 reviews
Greater Boston area
5

feels like coming home......

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at the Lighthouse Cottage....never disappoints. The outdoor deck was especially welcoming this year with the mild temperatures Love this place......

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having this couple back again.
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4

Good girls weekend location

  • 4 of 5

Great location to the beach and restaurants. Ample space for a girls weekend.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a sweet and charming cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the sweet cottage! It had just enough room for 2 small families and a friend. It is literally a block away from the beach, without any busy roads. Sitting on the back porch at night with a cool breeze was my favorite part of the trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomfield
1

Limited to no parking, should have been little more modern.

  • 1 of 5

Location is great. Too expensive for all the upgrades that needed done. Kitchen sink was made in 50's?, No cabinets, living room furniture needs replaced, very uncomfortable. Master shower was impressive with two shower heads but there was hardly any water pressure due to inadequate size plumbing.

Won't stay again, unless no other options.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kitchen sink goes back quite a bit further than the 50's. I think it's 20's or 30's. This is a historic home built about 1920. We can park 3 cars or 2 trucks. I live here part time myself, and the city water pressure has been fine. The plumbing size is standard and certainly adequate. I have asked our handyman to check all faucets and showers. If any obstruction turns up, a plumber will take care of it.
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, stocked kitchen...very close to beach. Definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it....its tucked away for a little privacy and really nice place

  • 5 of 5

It was everything we expected and more...on the beach in 3 mins drive time or a really nice about 15 min walk

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were great guests who stayed just one night, which didn't allow much time to explore. To get to the closest beach you walk past 3 houses, turn right, and the beach is just half a block away. It's about 1.5 city blocks.
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Savannah

Just a half-block to the south of Lighthouse Cottage is a large park with a stream, gazebo, and park benches. To get to the beach from Lighthouse Cottage you walk past 3 cottages (a short block) and the beach is a half-block to the right, the lighthouse is a half-block to the left, and Fort Screven museum is a half-block straight ahead.

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 fire 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). [On the Google map, 'Gulick St' is a parking lot.]

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Rates & Availability

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak season
May 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 
 
Mid-season Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
Off season 2
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
Off season 3
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
 
 
Christmas holidays
Dec 17 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
Off-season 1
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 1 2018
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
$2,100
 
 
Peak season
May 1 2018 - Sep 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Last-minute deals are available when reservations are made less than 10 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy: With at least 30 days' notice you will receive a full refund of your deposit.

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