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Beautiful, Pet-friendly Family Home Near North Beach and Lighthouse's

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,760 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Our home is nestled in between Jaycee Park and the historic Officers Row homes that were built as part of Fort Screven. We have a walking right of way to the ocean through the yard of one of those big Victorians and through what was once the parade grounds for the fort for a total of 2 short blocks. There you'll find miles of beach to walk or bike on at low tide. Keep your eyes open for dolphin sightings.

Our beautiful, quiet neighborhood is full of ancient live oak trees, many draped with Spanish moss. We have a view of the antique Tybee Lighthouse from our porch and you can hear the surf. The park behind our home has a basketball court, walking/bike paths, a softball field and playground, etc.

There are many good restaurants on the island and our favorite casual family bar, Huc a Poos is easily bikable. North Beach Grill, 80 east Gastro Pub, Fish Camp and Sundae Cafe are within walking distance. There are two dog parks a few blocks north of our home--one for dogs under 20 pounds and one for all dogs to run in a fenced in environment. Tybee does not currently allow dogs on the beach. If you disagree with this policy as we do, please go on and let our city council know how you feel.

Check-in is 4 p.m. Checkout is 11 a.m. unless other arrangements have been made.

Keywords: near beach, newer home, great x

More Details

annie estes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About annie estes

We came to Tybee in January, 2005 for a getaway vacation. We rented a place for 6 weeks and didn't want to leave. We thought we would begin exploring the GA coastline each winter before deciding where we would want to purchase a retirement place. Once on Tybee we knew we didn't need to see any other places and bought a building lot before we left. We built a very spatially and energy efficient home in 2008 we know you will love. We would live in this house year-round if it were not for grandchildren we want to spend time with in VA and PA. Cliff is a retired college math professor and Annie ran Mystic Cooking School in CT for fifteen years. This photo was taken on River Street, Savannah our first winter here with our American Bulldog, Dottie.

annie estes purchased this house in 2008

Why annie estes chose Coastal Georgia

We were thrilled to find such a casual small town with such a relaxed pace. It is a pleasure to ride our bikes to the library, our little IGA grocery store, on the beach at low tide, and to friendly bars and restaurants. The residents are friendly and made us feel right at home. A quick trip in the car and we're in a good-sized city with all the shopping, restaurants, and more cultural offerings than you have time for--lot of college students to keep things hopping.

What makes this house unique

We have a great collection of cookbooks to browse or actually use, some DVDs (especially chick flicks and baseball movies) and CDs (playable in the DVD player). There are a few toddler toys, sippie cups and baby dishes, Chico high chair, a booster seat, pottie seat that goes onto a toilet.


Tybee Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Be responsible for washing your dirty dishes. Throw out leftovers from fridge when you leave. Take garbage outside to bins. Glass is NOT recyclable.
  • Pick up and bag dog poop in yard/kennel and put in garbage can outside. Tybee has leash law; Dogs not allowed on beach, but can run at two dog parks.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , pedestal sink
    Master Half Bath - toilet , antique marble sink.
    Large Outdoor Hot & Cold Shower - additional cold water foot shower
  • All three toilets are Niagara Stealth water-savers using only 0.8 gallons/flush.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • First Floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Second Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Master Second Floor - 1 king
    Family Room/Laundry- Second Floor-Pullout - 1 twin/ single
  • First floor bedroom has a beautiful, white, solid wood queen headboard made in NC with Stearns & Foster mattress and a children's mattress under the stairway landing we nickname the "Harry Potter bedroom". Upstairs:Master Bedroom with brand new Stearns & Foster king mattress set and a private half bath. Twin Bedroom has 2 twin beds. The family room/laundry on second floor has a love seat with twin pullout mattress, flat screen tv, desk, and medium dog crate.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our lot abuts Jaycee park with playground, walking trails, softball, soccer, basketball, etc. Bring your own horse shoes and shuffleboard equipment. We have an interior dog door to a 12' x 18' outdoor kennel. Call Tim's Beach Gear for bike rentals, beach gear carts, cribs, etc.


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Beautiful, Pet-friendly Family Home Near North Beach and Lighthouse's
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Beauty and the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful home and gracious owner. The property was just as described and more. Very comfortable and inviting. Everything that you could possibly need is right there including directions on how to use everything from the shower to the television and DVD player. So helpful. I cooked every meal in the awesome kitchen and loved it. The area is wonderful and we wished that we could have stayed longer. The short walk to the beach is a breeze and as pretty as can be. We hope that we will be able to return to Beauty and the Beach again for another incredible vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4.5 Stars. Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a full week over the 4th of July. The location of the home was amazing. Being on the North side of the island, the house is far removed from the "tourist" section down by the pier. Very quiet and seemed much slower paced, which was fine by us. The house is less than 5 minute walk and we had sand under our feet. The lighthouse was just over a quarter mile away. Plenty of restaurants within a short drive. We couldn't have asked for a better location! The house was great too! The screened in porch was fantastic, especially at night. The kitchen was fully stocked with about anything you could ever need and there was plenty of space to prepping, cooking, and serving. There was plenty of room for everyone and the amenities were nice. The house (and owners) were very pet friendly. The half star deduction only comes from very few things, and it getting pretty nit-picky. The outdoor pet area (and the yard too) hadn't been cut in some time. The grass in the kennel was worse than the yard. The bicycles both had flat tires. Lastly, the door that leads to the living room from the downstairs bedroom needs some attention. Like I said, really nit picking. We would stay again without hesitation! You will love the property and location if you choose to do so!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Kris Thanks for the kind words and feedback. I do request that our guests let us know as soon as they arrive if there are any concerns we should address. I guess grass grows very fast in the tropics. lol. It had been mowed the week before. I'm hiring someone whose only job will be to monitor the dog kennel. We DO NOT offer any bicycles with the house, so I don't know whose those were that you found in the yard! We'd be happy to have you back anytime!
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Awesome--Peaceful--Meditative Harmony ---

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful family vacation! My 85yr old mother walked to the surf each morning. We enjoyed a walk-around the park each evening. The large dining table sat all 10 of us comfortably and we spent much time within the screened-in porch with cooling fan. A most relaxing time we had!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I know this visit was years in the making so I'm happy it met your expectations! Look forward to seeing you in January!
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Lifelong Memories!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough about our family vacation to Tybee. This home is beautiful with a perfect location! Annice was so kind to accommodate every request and need! Your home is beautiful thank you for sharing it with us! We hope to make this an annual trip and can only hope your home is available again! Believe us when saying you cannot go wrong when renting this home. The perfect location for a family vacation full of memories! Thank you! The Cottrell Family

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're so sweet to write a review, Aimee. Please do come back next year--there's always something new at the house--and you'll always be welcome. You were the perfect house guests.
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this house. It was very convient to every place that we wanted to go and eat. Close walk to get to the beach. We only stayed 2 nights but felt like we were in our own home. I would love to stay here again. We brought our Labrador and he had a great time. He even learned how to use a doggie door. We took him to Fort Pulaski as well, very pet friendly. Great place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's always great to get positive feedback. We're glad Magnum enjoyed his stay and learned a new trick! Hope you'll be back next year.
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A perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this home. A quick walk to the beach on a nice quiet end of the island. Exceeded our expectations for cooking! Made dinners in a treat. The bikes were rally handy and the kid trailer was perfect. Had a little trouble with the wifi, but definitely no deal breaker. We had a great time and are hopeful to go again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the new kitchen, our bikes and toddler trailer. I wish you had called me if you were having trouble with the wifi! If we don't know there's a problem, we can't fix it. We would love to have you return next year to the home we designed specifically for relaxing family getaways.
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Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak - Savannah

The island has some good bird watching/nature trails and eco tours. Good library tied into the county library system. Excellent hospitals 20 miles away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Payments Accepted: Checks or PayPal
Summer weekly rental rates apply only to Saturday to Saturday rentals.
Rental and Fees are both subject to sales tax.

Only the first 30 days of a long-term rental are subject to taxes. Long-term rentals may be subject to a security deposit.

Cancellations in writing 60 or more days in advance of arrival will receive a refund of the deposit minus $25 service charge. No Refunds for work schedule changes, sudden illness, weather-related issues, etc. Please purchase vacation insurance to cover cancellations with fewer than 60 days notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.