Large Family Home Located Just A Few Feet From The Beach!
About Susan Wylly
Although we moved into 'town' to be closer to schools and every day activity, we love escaping to our beach house whenever possible. It's always refreshing to drive the Tybee road toward our piece of paradise!
Susan Wylly purchased this House in 1998
Why Susan Wylly chose Tybee Island
Personally I think this particular location on the island is the best... Somewhat undiscovered part of the beach in a quiet residential neighborhood, with commercial activity close enough to walk to (by beach or road). And it is a very convenient spot to nose your boat up to the beach, have friends hop aboard and take off to explore the surrounding waterways and nearby uninhabited islands.
What makes this House unique
A few unique benefits of the property: walking out of the door and being on the beach in a few short steps, relaxing in a chair on the sand or strolling around the front beach to see the action, kayaking across the river to Little Tybee Island (a paradise in itself!), capturing the beautiful sunsets, being close enough to restaurants and shopping but far enough away from the crowds, watching dolphins play... the list goes on!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great week at Tybee
House was nice and roomy.
Not sure it was worth the price
While we had an overall enjoyable stay, there were a few pro's and a few con's - similar to other reviewers
steps to the beach, spacious enough for 7 adults and 2 kids, well stocked kitchen, ample parking, good AC, washer/dryer to do towels, loads of beach towels.
Con's: exterior showing the wear of beach location, patio area needs cleaning and sprucing up, carpets dirty, mattresses and pillows well used, no toiletries provided (I checked the rental agreement and while it does not list mini-toiletries, it does not exclude them explicitly either). I was quite disappointed with the 3 rolls of toilet paper and 1 extra roll of paper towels. We also nearly ran out of garbage bags. For the price, I would expect a little more paper products and mini toiletries. We use VRBO often for beach and ski rentals and I cannot remember a time when there wasn't at least a set of hotel size soap and shampoo. It's something small that would have gone a long way with our family.
The tall and short of it all is that while we had a nice time and enjoyed how close to the beach we were - I'm just not sure it is worth the high price tag. We found the beds to be wanting in the comfort department, and the overall upkeep of the property to be disappointing (carpets, exterior paint, exterior patio wall cleanliness) for the price.
This guest let me know she was very disappointed about the lack of shampoo and conditioner after checking in. Of course, different rentals provide different amenities. In my experience with years of renting, guests are genuinely pleased with the setup of my beach house and do not expect personal toiletries to be provided. Many are surprised that the kitchen is fully stocked and some even ask if linens are provided- which in turn surprises me as these are items I would expect. I have learned that it is a good idea to read up about what is, and is not, provided before traveling, especially when staying in a home versus a hotel.
Hopefully these things are clear in my listing. Guests are also welcome to reach out with questions.
The majority of the house has hardwood and tile floors. There are carpets in the upstairs bedrooms that need extra help periodically. They are being professionally cleaned on Tuesday (had to wait for a gap in rentals).
I could go on- the guest was not completely off with her observations- it is an older beach house and needs constant attention. I try to stay on top of it, but clearly you can’t please them all. At least the majority of my guests are very happy and enjoy saying as much. :)
Anna Maria Cottage
Susan was always responsive to any Questions We had before and during our stay. We loved the house with plenty of room for my children and grandchildren to spread out. The location to the back river beach, which was perfect for my grandchildren, was only a short walk out the back gate.
We loved sitting out on the large porches in the evening and there was room for anyone to be alone if they needed to be.
We all discussed renting the cottage again. Thanks Susan for sharing your home with us!
Expectations were met
Owner responsive and informative. Beautiful home, location perfect, no surprises.
Lovely, spacious house
The house was great with 5 bedrooms and very comfortable for 6 adults and our 2 grandchildren. The bedrooms were clean and bright and nicely decorated. The master bedroom was particularly nice and spacious. There were nice views throughout the house. The family room was large and had very comfortable couches and chairs and lots of space to just relax and hang out. There were wraparound porches which were lovely and had plenty of seating. There was even a hammock and of course, everyone loves a hammock... if you can get in.. and out!! The kitchen was modern with everything we could need and a counter and stools and a table to accommodate all of us. There were various travel and children's books in the house too.
The house was walking distance to the beach and the town. It was about a 30 minutes drive to Savannah Check-in and check-out was very easy. Susan and her daughter warmly welcomed us when we checked in.
There was a washer-dryer which was very helpful, particularly with young kids and beach towels! The only suggestion I would make is that there should be new and more beach chairs as well as a new beach umbrellas. The outdoor area could also use some sprucing up.
We loved our stay on Tybee Island at this great house. Thank you Susan for your hospitality and helping to make our vacation very memorable. We definitely highly recommend this house for families and groups.
Awesome! We really enjoyed it. It's spacious and clean. Ver close to the beach and a great view.
Our family really enjoyed our stay. The home has everything needed. The view is great and the beach is walking distance. Great for children. The home is spacious and vey well kept. Our family is planning to stay here again.
Other Activities: shopping, parasailing, boating, kayaking, shelling