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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI

Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Apr 25, 2015
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8

Step back in time to an old-fashioned beach cottage where the screen door slams. Lighthouse 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. Leave your window open at night, turn on your ceiling fan, and sleep to the soft rush of the surf. In the heart of the former Fort Screven, this cottage was built in 1920 by the US Army to house non-commissioned officers. 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 Lighthouse Cottage faces a sidewalk; the back is on a traffic-free street. The original clawfoot bathtub and the original enamel kitchen sink/cabinet have been newly restored. Most of the interior walls are 5-inch wide tongue and groove planks laid horizontally. These were discovered and restored when 1/4-inch paneling was removed.

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 2 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.

Lost in the 40's/50's: So far the quaint shopping district near the pier has pretty much escaped the wrecking ball. Witness Arby's --- Tybee Island's only fast food restaurant. This is what Arby's looked like when they began in the early 60's. As for shopping, no Sak's here. We're talking beach shopping: T-shirts, souvenirs, Sno-Cones, umbrella drinks, seafood. But remember, for culture and serious shopping, there is colorful, historic Savannah, just 20 minutes away. Recommended reading: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, an amusing look at Savannah's high- and low-life (about 2 years on the NY Times nonfiction best seller list).

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the manager

we really enjoyed the lighthouse cottage, it was everything you promised, The grand kids loved it even the dogs enjoyed it. we will certainly check in with you later in year when we start planning for next year. we love going to Tybee Island and your cottages are certainly affordable

thank you
Jun 2012
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42 Reviews

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Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
High Point ,N.C.
5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5
Ted,we liked staying there soooooooooo much.I cried when I had to leave.Thanks for createing a wonderfull place to stay at the beach.Suzanne
  • Submitted: May 12, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was very cozy and quaint. The outdoors could be cleaned up. We loved the back deck and took advantage of it everyday.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

Tybee Beach House

  • 5 of 5
Quaint cottage. Very "beachy" feeling. Outside could use a little tidying up. Definitely needs outdoor lighting at front and rear. Would stay again.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have tidied up the outdoors. We also added instructions in the information book about how to operate the outdoor lighting in front and back. The lights can be set as motion sensor lights, or they can be turned on and off at will. Since the new back deck and cabana are favorite gathering places at night, we have added additional soft lighting there.
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

We love this place......

  • 5 of 5
This was our third stay at the Lighthouse Cottage, and we enjoyed every second. The new deck, screen house, and patio furniture were a great touch! Even though the weather was cool, we found it warm and sunny out back most afternoons. Thanks, Ted, for our wonderful month on Tybee, away from the worst new England winter in years!!!! See you next January!
  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
5

Great beach bungalow!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed the original shiplap inside and the open airy feel. Comfy beds and all the amenities you might need! Also great location near the beach.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Lighthouse Cottage:modernized but the memories are preserved. Pets. WIFI
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p225700
-+ 912-398-7011
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
4

Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5
We had a good visit to Tybee. The cottage was clean and cozy. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Savannah at 25 Miles

Just a half-block to the south of Lighthouse Cottage is a large park with a stream, gazebo, and park benches. To get to the beach from Lighthouse Cottage you walk past 3 cottages (a short block) and the beach is a half-block to the right, the lighthouse is a half-block to the left, and Fort Screven museum is a half-block straight ahead.

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 fire 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). [On the Google map, 'Gulick St' is a parking lot.]

Availability

From $99 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid-season Spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Peak season
May 1 2015 - Sep 6 2015
1 night minimum stay
$215
$1,390
 
 
Mid-season Fall
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Off-season 2
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
1 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Off-season 3
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 19 2015
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 20 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$165
$1,050
 
 
Off-season 1
Jan 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
$599
$1,900
 
 
Mid-season Spring
Mar 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$185
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $75 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

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Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach

Attractions

  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, claw-foot tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 2 is in the master bedroom. It has a large, tiled double shower that needs no curtain or glass door.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • All beds have memory foam.

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Gas grill DVD movies/DVD player Full set of Paula Deen cookware (robin's egg blue)

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