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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 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
average rating of 4.3432837 based on 71 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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Overall satisfied stay

  • 4 of 5

Very reasonable rate. The owner was very kind and responded to all of my questions promptly. Had a minor issue with roaches one night which can be expected in this areas with all of the trees but bought raid and sprayed and didn't see anymore. Overall a satisfying stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A pest control service treats all my properties once a month for bugs. Whenever one shows up anyway they provide an extra treatment.
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Great historical home

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the closeness to beach, lighthouse, etc.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy place!

  • 4 of 5

Loved that the neighborhood had the lighthouse access. Cozy nice cottage style home.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great getaway for our girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 3 girlfriends for a girls weekend. We found the cottage to be just adorable and everything it was advertised to be. We arrived around 4:00 and the lights were on and the music was playing. We selected our rooms and checked things out. The cottage is well stocked and clean. The book on the table gave us the history of the place and a bunch of brochures for local restaurants and things to do. The beds were clean and comfortable and the bathrooms had plenty of towels. The kitchen was ready for cooking which we didn't do...that's what a girls weekend is all about! The location is convenient to pretty much anything you need. Two of my lady friends have never strayed from hotel stays but after this visit they are converted! We will definitely stay again. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

The pictures are an accurate reflection of the cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We were well informed about the cottage. How to access on arrival, and a notebook with all kinds of information. The lights and a radio welcomed us. It is easy walking distance to the lighthouse and plenty of walking areas for our dog. The towels were plentyful and the sheets are luscious, the beds cozy. The tile floors are beautiful.

If the weather had cooperated I could call it a perfect location. Right now I am sitting in the big

room covered with several of the many towels, my dog bundled up, and towels covering the gaps under the doors. We turned on the fans to push the warm air down. Thinking about starting the oven. Yesterday we stayed in one of the bedrooms and watched tv. I know it is January , so I don't recommend coming here during potentially cold weather. Let me clarify, we live in northwest Ohio, so we are used to cold weather, house is well insulated for weather extremes

Thinking of heading home a couple of days early. I do recommend this cottage in other seasons!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When I bought this cottage, it had window air conditioners. I had a central heat and air system installed in 2009. So it's a fairly new system and has always performed perfectly. The installer services heat pumps in all my properties and takes action promptly. I have always been really pleased with that. Whatever the problem was when this guest was here, it no longer exists. The heat pump works perfectly.
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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
 
Mid-season Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 
 
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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