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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet

Overview

About the property

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

Property Manager
Ted Walker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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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Amenities

Tybee Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , tiled, double-head shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Good! 3.8/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

Ft Screven Beach Cottage. Historic. Near lighthouse and beach. Pets.
average rating of 3.825 based on 41 reviews
Byron, GA
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here and loved the property, the outside space was perfect and the extra cabin for people to sleep provided a little extra privacy from the main house.

I would definitely recommend staying here again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great "camphouse" for Girl Scout Trip

  • 4 of 5

The neighborhood this house is in is quiet, safe, and seems like a close-knit community. I would feel comfortable walking the short 1.5 blocks to the beach by myself at night. That proximity to the beach is a major asset! My girls wanted to be on the beach every day of the trip, and it was easy to grant the request.

Couches are large and comfortable, and the dining table is long and accommodates lots of little bodies. It was very helpful to have a washer and dryer with all the wet suits and towels we had.

Ted was friendly, fast to respond, and receptive to my questions and needs. Once the trip was finished and all details were finalized, my pickiest mom said she'd go back; that's a pretty major shout out to the awesomeness of our whole experience staying in this cute cottage by the beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property needed some cleaning and updating but it was a good stay

  • 3 of 5

Nice stay

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Historic , Quiet, and Unpretentious

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage with plenty of room. Very quick and easy walk to beach, and just as close to North Beach Grill and lighthouse. Perfect for families. Top little porch is great for stargazing .

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great experience short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was nice and comfy and the beach was very close will most likely be visiting again

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Savannah
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
North Beach Grill
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Wilmington Island
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrak
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.

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Rates & Availability

Tybee Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
July 4th week
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
 
 
Mid season Fall
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off season
Nov 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
1 night minimum stay
$99
From
$20
Fri,Sat
$650
$2,300
 
 
Mid season Spring
Mar 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,170
 
 
Mid season Fall
Sep 10 2018 - Oct 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,170
 
 
Off season
Nov 1 2018 - Feb 28 2019
1 night minimum stay
$99
$650
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 

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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