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Property Details

Updated: May 13, 2015
House, 5 Bedrooms, 1 full bath with shower, 2 half Baths, (Sleeps 15)

Historic 1928 Tybee Island beach house. Situated on 2.3 acres and nestled amongst old oaks and palm trees. This fabulous find is perhaps one of the rarest finds on the southeast coast offering acreage with 160 ft of Ocean beachfront! The Historic home features 5 bedrooms, sleeper sofa, one full bath with shower, 2 half baths, 2 downstairs showers, Cypress paneling, hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows and wraparound porches. Paradise! Ideal for a family or corporate retreat.


Keywords:Ocean View, Clean

  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 2 Half Baths
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

The McNeal Cottage built in 1925 by William B. McNeal. The home was built to take advantage of the sea breeze. Triple hung windows were made to catch even the smallest breeze.

The home sits on a tabby foundation from a previous home that was swept away during the hurricane of 1893. Information on the hurricane can be found in the Chatham County library on Butler Ave.

The home is built of Cypress wood harvested by Argent Lumber company of Hardeville South Carolina. William B. McNeal was a partner in the company along with his brothers, J. Ross McNeal and Horace W. Phillips, Jr.

The family has tried to keep the house all original with a few modern advances. We hope you enjoy our little piece of heaven on earth as much as we do!

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Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Alpharetta, GA

Amazing house

  • 5 of 5
just came back from 5 wonderful days at this amazing beach house. My husband and I wanted to have a family vacation with our son, daughter, her husband and 2 grandchildren! The house was just perfect for us. The grandchildren are both under 2 years old. They loved playing on the porch. We enjoyed the downstairs showers, but did not use the downstairs bedrooms at all. There was more than enough room upstairs for all of us.
The porch was by far the best part of the house...with the floor to ceiling windows the ocean breeze was felt throughout the house. We ate every meal on the porch and enjoyed hanging out there in the evenings. I think we only turned the tv once once or twice...we just enjoyed being together as a family. We hope to return again next year!
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia

Revisiting Old Tybee

  • 5 of 5
Wanted my grandchildren to have the experience of the Tybee I knew growing up in Savannah. The experience far exceeded my expectations. My children and grandchildren had a wonderful time being near the beach and enjoying the porch...hammock, ping pong table and card games. The children slept downstairs (2 boys in one room and 4 girls in bunk room) and the adults upstairs. Would highly recommend this for a family get away.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Bowling Green, KY

Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We spent Memorial Day weekend at the beautiful McNeal House! Our children loved playing on the porch and had severl intense games of ping pong! The house has such a historic southern charm and many updates since the description listing. The bath upstairs now has a full shower and is very convenient! The weather was perfect and the lot is private, so we slept with the full length windows open each night. The ocean breeze was so comforting! The McNeal House is a wondeful property for large families looking to celebrate a reunion or meet at a quaint beach just outside of beautiful Savannah!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia

Charming HIstoric House

  • 5 of 5
My extended family spent a wonderful winter week at the McNeal House. I was able to choose the house and I wanted a cozy space that had connection to the area and enough room to house 7 adults comfortably. We were all very happy with the McNeal House. I loved the porch, the beds were very comfortable and the overall feeling of the house was just perfect. We all ended up really liking the "summer camp" type showers. Yes, you had to go outside and downstairs to get there but no one minded. Once you got there the shower is all wood like a sauna and the water pressure is wonderful. If you are looking for a boring cookie cutter Pottery Barn type house, it may not be the one for you. It is older and I am sure keeping up with the painting is a major chore, the kitchen is small like older ones are, but I would love to come back in the summer and open the gorgeous windows and let the ocean breeze blow over the dunes and into the house. It was just the experience that I was looking for. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia
Atlanta, GA

A True Beach House with Character & Charm

A True Beach House with Character & Charm
  • 5 of 5
Wonderful location and home, we wouldn't change a thing about this lovely old house. The wrap-around porch, the trek through the dunes to the beach, the sound of the waves and the ocean breeze making their way through the floor to ceiling windows, the smell of the cedar paneling, the rustic showers downstairs -- this is the stuff memories are made of. If you want something flashy, go book a condo. If you want an authentic beach experience, this is your place. Everything we needed was right here. We can't wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Ocean View Original 1928 Historic McNeal House
Tybee Island Coastal Georgia

Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5
We loved this old house and we loved the location. It was the first time we visited Tybee and we loved it there. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent rating was because we felt like it could use a little TLC inside and out. We had several members of our family staying there and it felt like home. The huge porch was our favorite and we spend most of our time on it. We would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Savannah Hilton Head International at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-16 at 15 Miles Car: recommended


From $350 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2015 - Sep 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2015 - Nov 30 2015
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $250.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.0%

June and July are 7 night minimum. Holiday rates are slightly higher. Add $250 cleaning charge to every rental.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 13, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2500 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, Sink
  • Downstairs half bath - toilet, Sink
  • Shower - shower, 2 shower's downstairs only
  • Shower - shower, His & Her's showers downstairs
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Sleeping Porch
  • Master bedroom - 1 king, half bath in master bedroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, upstairs
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, Downstairs
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 twin/ single, two sets of bunk beds downstairs
  • (1) King Bed, Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (2)


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water


  • Guests provide their own meals

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