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- Entire condo
- Tybee Island
Welcome to Gilligan's Island! Get away from it all in this perfect little couple's retreat. Step into this luxuriously decorated sanctuary with all-new, upscale furnishings. Every attention to detail has been made to make this little apartment feel like an escape to your own private island. The homeowners have thought of everything while refinishing every surface of this adorable cottage apartment. The ground level, one bedroom apartment is perfectly situated on the beach side of Butler Avenue and only steps to the beach - 4 buildings back to be exact! The tastefully appointed living area welcomes you with beautiful natural wood details, and a nautical-themed decor, complete with shiplap walls. The living area includes a comfortable sofa and a large flat-screen TV. Enjoy your meals at the bar-height dining table for two. The custom-designed kitchen includes a refrigerator, stove and oven, and microwave (no dishwasher). The all-new kitchen and bathroom have custom ocean pebble tile accents with natural wood and copper sinks. The bathroom has a glass surrounding walk-in shower, which gives this space a spa-like, relaxing feel. The bedroom is tucked in the back of the apartment and is furnished with a luxurious King-size Sleep Number bed, for the perfect night's sleep. This apartment home is small, yet elegant, and simply perfect for two adults. No need for coconut inventions, this place has all the comforts of home so you need only pretend you are stranded on an uncharted tropical island together. You will also be located right across the street from Memorial Park which features our library, YMCA, charcoal grilling stations, along with tennis, basketball, and sand volleyball courts. Wireless Internet is available. Off-street parking for one (1) vehicle only. If you are traveling with another couple, consider renting Gilligan's Island's neighboring property - Kahuna Kabana, located right next door, which allows you to travel together while enjoying your separate spaces. City of Tybee Island Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Permit #STR2021-00548
- Entire guesthouse
- Tybee Island
This adorable tiny cottage is a perfect get-away for a couple or solo-traveler. This sweet little guesthouse features a full-sized bed, kitchenette, bathroom/shower as well as a fenced-in backyard with a large relaxing pond in the front yard. The home is just a 5-minute walk to the beach and a short walk to restaurants & pubs!
- Entire cottage
- Tybee Island
Hidden Pearl is a restored cottage built in 1910. The cottage is said to have been part of the old Fort Screven army base on the North side of the Island. It's a small (756sf) cottage now located in the (commercial district) heart of Tybee's South (main) beach. Cottage is "beach vibe" decor & cozy. Enjoy two separate spacious deck areas with privacy fencing, charcoal grill and an outdoor hot/cold shower. Park and walk everywhere. 5 mins or less to beach & pier, shops, dining & sweet treats.
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Your guide to Tybee Island
Steeped in history and picture-postcard views, Tybee Island has been one of Georgia’s most popular beach retreats since the late 19th century. You can almost imagine Victorian couples strolling the Tybee Island Pier in top hats and frilly dresses, out for an evening constitutional. These days, visitors come from all over to swim, sunbathe, fish, kayak, birdwatch, fill up on Low Country boil and banana pudding ice cream, and spot bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the whitecaps. Booking one of the beachside bungalow rentals on Tybee puts you within easy biking or walking distance of many attractions, including Georgia’s oldest lighthouse, the North Beach shopping district, and historic military installations like Fort Screven and Fort Pulaski. And with the colonial charms and award-winning food scene of Savannah just a 30-minute drive away, it’s like getting two vacations in one.
How do I get around Tybee Island?
Two airports serve the Tybee Island area: Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), which is about 30 miles away, and the smaller Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) in neighboring Beaufort County, South Carolina, 52 miles away. Either option will have you checking into your vacation rental in about an hour. You can get by without a car on tiny Tybee, which is easy to explore on foot and on two wheels; golf carts are also available to rent. There’s also a daily shuttle that runs between Tybee Island and the Savannah Visitor Center — convenient for those who want to pair a beach escape with a visit to the city’s historic district, with its picturesque live oaks draped in romantic Spanish moss.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Tybee Island?
Temperatures on Georgia’s Atlantic Coast tend to be pleasant and mild most of the year, and Tybee Island is at its best in spring and summer, when the mercury creeps up from the low 70s to the high 80s Fahrenheit by midsummer. And this is not a dry heat: expect high humidity and summer rains (August is the region’s wettest month). Be sure to keep up with the news if your trip falls during hurricane season, which runs from June through November. Wintertime highs are usually in the 60s and temperatures can dip as low as 45 overnight, so pack a scarf and sweater for those sunset beach walks. When swimming, be mindful of riptides.
What are the top things to do in Tybee Island?
Tybee Island has several beach neighborhoods to explore, each with its own vibe. On the bay side, big and bustling North Beach is home to mom ’n’ pop shops and historical sites, while South Beach has more of a downtown feel, with good fishing off the Tybee Pier. On the south end of town, where Tybee Creek meets the sea, you’ll find two less-visited beaches: The relaxed Back River Beach has gorgeous sunset views and dockside dining, while just across the channel lies Little Tybee Island, a pristine nature preserve beloved by birders and accessible only by boat.
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Though its thick brick walls were no match for Union artillery, this imposing Civil War-era fortification has been fully restored. Today, visitors come for a dose of history and nature: the verdant paths of the North Pier Trail lead to secluded beaches that make perfect picnic spots.
Tybee Island Light Station and Museum
Standing 145 feet high, this iconic beacon is Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. It’s 178 steps to the top, where panoramic island views await you.