|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Built at the turn of the 20th century, the Old Magnolia Place was renovated in 2005, but the 1900s charm remains intact. It's as welcoming and comforting as Grandma's house, just at the beach.
Located at the popular south end of Tybee, this spacious and beautifully restored boarding house is two blocks from the beach and three blocks from Back River. It's an easy walk to shops and the pier, and other popular island destinations, from the lighthouse to the old coastal battery, are a quick bike ride away. The house sits on the bike route for the south end of the island.
Original flooring, bead board walls, wrap around porches, and a claw foot bathtub remind guests of a simpler time, while central AC, a modern kitchen, wifi, and DirectTV provide all the comforts of home.
The house is perfect for family reunions and large get-togethers. The back porch table easily seats 12, and additional dining space inside seats eight more.
With six bedrooms and five baths, the house sleeps 16, comfortably accommodating multiple families. Each room has it's own entrance to the porch, for easy access to the beach, Back River, lighthouse, or pier.
And if you don't like what's being served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at home, many dining options are available within walking, biking, or golf-carting distance. And for that big evening out, nearby Savannah is home to Paula Deen's famous Southern cuisine, and a host of other excellent restaurants, from dressy to casual, abound in the area.
The house's location and blend of old-fashioned charm and modern amenities will have you coming back year after year and making more memories. Just like Grandma's place.
Husband - Retired Lt. Col, U.S. Air Force, Commercial Pilot (UPS), and substitute teacher.
Wife - Red Cross volunteer (37+ years), USA Swimming official, and former high school teacher
Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals purchased this house in 2010
When my wife and I were young, we enjoyed family beach vacations. Her beach was Nags Head, NC. Mine was Surfside, SC. On our first visit to Tybee several years ago, we were immediately struck with memories of the beaches we loved from our childhoods. The family atmosphere, friendly people, the surf, and the pier took us back to good times in our pasts. In addition, the age and preservation of the property reminds us of the good times we had at our grandparents' houses. Tybee Island is the perfect place to recall old memories and make new ones.
Nice older home. Kitchen was well supplied. Enjoyed the screen porch. It was only a short walk to the beach. Parking was a little tight for five vehicles.... but was very easy for three. I do wish it had a porch swing and more than one rocking chair. There were 9 of us plus one baby and we had adequate space.
The house was clean and is nicely furnished and decorated. The kitchen is bigger that it looks in the pictures, and includes a large pantry. The kitchen was well stocked, and we found the washer/dryer very useful. The AC and Wi-Fi worked well, and there was plenty of hot water. The porches were wonderful – one large porch was screened, and all porches have overhead lights and fans. The bathrooms range from small to large, and from old to quite new – but all were at least adequate, and the beds were comfortable. The house is within walking distance of the beach, restaurants, and shopping, and there are many worthwhile places of interest on Tybee Island and in Savannah. All 15 of us, from ages 19 to 82, found plenty to do during our weeklong stay.
The “convertible beds” in the two upstairs sitting areas should not be counted as beds. One unfolded into a pad on the floor, and the other had a thin covering over very prominent springs. There are 2 single beds in one bedroom, and a king size bed in the other bedroom on the first floor. There are 3 bedrooms with double, queen or king size beds, and a small room with 2 bunk beds upstairs. So the beds actually sleep 12; but there is enough floor space for a few aerobeds.
There are about 10 doors to the outside, but we were only given 2 keys for 15 people. Most of the doors have double deadbolts so they can’t be opened, even from the inside, without a key. I called to ask for more keys, and they made more for us to pick up within an hour, but of the 5 new keys, only 2 actually worked.
We all enjoyed our stay at the Magnolia House, and aside from the key issues (which I think could be easily resolved) would recommend it to others visiting Tybee Island.
This is a great house for a large family or for a few families. It comfortably accommodated the 12 of us. Although the eat in kitchen is a little small, there is a wonderful screen porch with a big table, and a big dining room table as well. All rooms had a balcony or door, with a way to get in without disturbing the others. You can't beat the location as it is just 2 blocks to shops/restaurants and 4 blocks to the beach. Even grocery store is walkable, as is the rent a bike location. We will definitely stay again!
Fort Pulaski National Monument is less than five miles from the house. General Robert E. Lee, as a young lieutenant, oversaw the design and building of the Fort. You can easily spend a day at this historic site watching the reenactments of life at the fort during the Civil War. Tybee Marine Science Center, a conservation and science center and museum, is 400 meters from the house. Offering nature tours of both the marsh,beach, and back river, the Center is intent upon educating and entertaining both young and old on the beauties of the ecosystem that is Tybee Island. Dolphin tours are available in season, and the world famous Sea Turtles are the honored guests of Tybee from May to October. The Marine Center conducts seashore walks and guided tours during nesting season. Everyone on the island tries to accommodate the turtles by dimming their lights and using specially filtered lighting during nesting and hatching. For the golfers, play the course on the next island inland, Wilmington, that Frank Sinatra and the rest of his Rat Pack played when they were in town. And of course, there's the Lighthouse and the Battery Museum at Fort Screven. One of the last working lighthouses on the East Coast, this structure still guides the big ships in and out of Savannah Harbor.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 7 2016 - Mar 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Exit Clean & Linen fee||$270 + Tax|
|Administrative Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Accidental Damage Protec||$40 + Tax|
Refer to fees and expenses at the property manager's web site for the most current and seasonal rates (Tybee Beach Vacation Rentals www.renttybee.com) rate does not include sales and lodging tax, housekeeping fee ($270), $40 accidental damage fee and a $35 perocessing fee.
In Season- weekly rentals only.
Holiday rates apply for Mar. 13-17, May 22-24, June 27-July 10,and Aug 29-Sep 3, 2014