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Ted Walker

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage

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Coastal Georgia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plus cabana bedroom, sleeps 12

This beach 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. In the heart of the former Fort Screven, this rustic cottage was built in 1920 by the US Army to house non-commissioned officers. It has been updated with modern conveniences such as central heat and air. Originally the cottage was heated by coal stoves and cooled by ceiling fans. The fans are new but the original stove chimneys remain. 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 Ft Screven Cottage faces a sidewalk; the back is on a traffic-free gravel lane. Some of the interior walls are the original 5-inch wide tongue and groove planks laid horizontally. With 4 bedrooms and a large sectional sofa in the living room, this home can sleep up to 10 people inside the house --- plus 2 more outside in the cabana bedroom, a small room across the deck from the house.

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 Two 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.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ted Walker (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for the stay! The cottage was charming and roomy. I hope to be a visitor again.
Jan 2014
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
average rating of 3.8181818 based on 23 reviews
Byron, GA

Thank You Letter to Ft Screven Beach Cottage Owner

  • 4 of 5

Just wanted to let you know that we certainly enjoyed ourselves in Ft Screven Beach Cottage, the cottage was perfect accommodations for our family; we had plenty of room. There were plenty of towels and linens and the beds were so comfy! We had everything we needed. From arrival to departure, everything about the cottage was great. It was nice, clean and comfortable. Like a home away from home. “Relaxing, cozy retreat; it was the ultimate beach house!” The cottage beach theme was the best and really allowed you to relax. Easy walk to the beach, as well as just a step away from the beautiful Tybee Island lighthouse, restaurants and Museum. There was enough space to find a quiet moment and plenty of room for everyone. We would certainly love to visit again.

My grandson, Dashawn, Farewell Roast on Friday, January 13, 2012 turned out fabulous. There was plenty room for all 10 of us to be able to sit together and watch “A Walk through Memory Lane” family movies. My grandson was very surprised!

The following day was our eldest daughter, Rose, 38th birthday. Her dream of staying in a beach house being close to the ocean came true for her and she cannot stop stating that it was; “The Best birthday beach trip ever!”

Mr. Ted, it was a pleasure being able to meet you. Thank you for being so helpful to us when a couple of issues arose. We certainly appreciated your quick response. What a great experience! Thank you for helping make our vacation wonderful and for sharing your home with us!

Much Regards,

Mrs. Maria A. Concepcion

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
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Best family vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large party of 11 people stay here! The house was absolutely great! It was very clean and housed us all very comfortably for our 5 day stay! Booking with home away was easy but paying the remaining balance when we got there was something else! Took us days to get it paid and we ended up going through the owner to pay for it! Other that that we all had the best time here! It is so close to the north beach and close to the light house too! We didn't have to drive anywhere except to get groceries and shopping! It was perfect! We will definitely be staying here again in the future!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Tybee was fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The house was everything we expected from the reviews. We needed 6 beds, and we did not even fill all the available ones. The house is older as can be seen, but is in good shape for the age. We would definitely keep this house in mind if we were to travel that direction again and needed the space it provided. Walking distance to a wonderful beach and the lighthouse/museum was a big plus.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Fantastic Trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this location. The property is in a great location, the house is clean and well kept, comfortable beds and you can't beat the price. Neighbors and other renters were friendly and extremely helpful. Ted was responsive during our trip and was a great host. I definitely recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Augusta, Georgia

Great beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

We love the location. It's a short walk to the beach and light house. The house is comfortable and well equipped. The kids loved it.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Waynesboro, GA

Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

The stay At Ted's was great. I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our weekend. We had family visiting from Australia, one of them this was her second trip to the USA and to Tybee Island, she loves it and so did everyone else. The house was roomy enough for 8 adults and 2 toddlers to all have their own spaces.

A funny story I must tell on us, we did not use the dishwasher until the day we were leaving. We kept wondering why in a house for 10 people or so at the beach there were only 4 coffee mugs and only a few forks and spoons. So we decided that would and could be our only complaint or concern if we were to do so. Then when we went to fill the dishwasher on Sunday morning before leaving...yep full of coffee mugs and other essentials we were wondering about . We all had a great laugh at ourselves for not looking in there sooner.

We visited the beach several times even though the weather was a bit gloomy, the rains held off enough for us to enough for some dolphin watching, ships coming and going, walks on the beach and the grandchildren playing in the sand and chilly surf. The lighthouse and museum are a must especially for first timers and very reasonably priced.

WE had a marvelous time and will definitely be back to Tybee and if enough of us are going and this house is available, we will be back to Ft Screven Beach Cottage!!!

Thank you Ted

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
North Beach Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Wilmington Island
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Hwy 80
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
North Beach Grill
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Tybee beach

Just a half-block to the south of Ft Screven Beach Cottage is a large park with a stream, gazebo, and park benches. To get to the beach from the cottage you walk north past 2 cottages (a short block) and the beach is a half-block to the right(east), the lighthouse is a half-block to the left(west), and Fort Screven museum is a half-block straight ahead (north). 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 shoot 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), which has branches in Atlanta and Paris. Savannah (just 20 min away) also has live theatre, concerts, and a very popular music festival.


Rates & Availability

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season
May 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
1 night minimum stay
Mid -season Fall
Sep 5 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Off season 2
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
Mid season Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Last-minute deals are available when a reservation is made within 10 days of arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Coastal Georgia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled, double-head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 5 is a detached Cabana bedroom with a queen-size sofa sleeper.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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