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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

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Overview

Property Details

Updated: Feb 20, 2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Designed for two, the Herons' Nest condo is a private and unique hideaway. Nestled in Tybee's historical Venetian Terrace District and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Back River Inlet the Herons' Nest offers a quiet retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and rest and relaxation for hardworking couples. Lovingly designed by Tybee artists, Fred and Malinda Urvant, the condo reflects their eclectic Art-Deco style of design. Original paintings by the late Soho artist Larry Urvant and photographs by Fred Urvant adorn the walls. Restored Art-Deco furnishings and white tile floors complete the condo's cozy design.

Play on Tybee's scenic Back River Beaches and return to your own private tropical garden to rest and relax. Enjoy a cool drink on your spacious screened porch or soak in the warm waters of your own private 4-person Jacuzzi. Rejuvenate in a soft-water shower and wrap yourself in fluffy towels of Egyptian cotton and sleep on European style linens. Luxury at the beach is only a moment away during your stay at the Herons' Nest.

We invite you to experience the true flavor of Tybee. Beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, historic sites, excellent cuisine and a laid-back 1950's culture. Since the early 1900's Tybee has been called a utopia and we could not agree more. Please join us at the Herons' Nest where pleasant memories begin.

Fred and Malinda Urvant

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Malinda Urvant
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Malinda Urvant

Fred and I are both transplants from the East Coast who met in Atlanta. Our dream was to return to the Atlantic Ocean and in 1994 we began a search for the perfect spot. I had been retired from Dupont Corp. after 20 years and Fred was ready to make a career change. Our search ended on Tybee in the Historic Back River District. My mother moved from Canada and settled on Tybee with us and my son and grandchildren settled in the city of Savannah.

Malinda Urvant purchased this condo in 1995

Why Malinda Urvant chose Coastal Georgia

Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper.

** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.

What makes this condo unique

You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place to stay!! We loved everything---the garden, the bikes, the hot tub, the thoughtfulness! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Dec 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

What an amazing place to stay!! We loved everything---the garden, the bikes, the hot tub, the thoughtfulness! Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
Dec 2016
  • 1 of 137

42 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We had a wonderful time. Everything was clean, comfortable and creative.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We try to give our guests a wonderful time on Tybee whether it is a 2 day stay or longer. Our guests always come first and thank you again for knowing that we care. Fred and Malinda
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5

Awesome romantic getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for a couple on a romantic getaway. The location is ideal - close enough to bike or walk to most attractions on the island. We loved the garden and the screened-in porch as well as the hot tub. It was great to have the bikes available to ride around the island. The entire apartment was amazingly clean. We marveled at how pristine it was!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cari for your wonderful review. We try very hard to make the Herons' Nest a place that our guests want to return to for another visit. We think the city of Tybee is a wonderful place to live and a wonderful place to have a relaxing getaway. Please consider the Herons' Nest in your future getaways and we promise not to disappoint. thanks Fred and Malinda
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at The Heron's Nest! All you need to bring are your clothes and toothbrush! Fred & Malinda have thought of all your needs ahead of time and provided everything you could possibly need. The jacuzzi was lovely on the chilly evenings and the new bikes provided an enjoyable touring experience of the island. See you in spring!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. This review is made very special as it comes from one of our returning couples. We try to make the Herons' Nest a getaway that always meets our guests expectations. This has been our goal for over 11 years and we could not have met this goal without your helpful input. Please keep it up and hope to see you for #4. Fred and Malinda
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Perfect Honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We can not say enough good things about our stay at the Heron's Nest on Tybee Island! Fred & Malinda were wonderful hosts & the house had everything that we needed. The beach equipment was so handy & they had plenty of towels. Neither of us had ridden bikes since we were children, but we really enjoyed them! The screened in porch & secret garden in the back were so relaxing. I enjoyed my coffee & a nap on the lounge chair almost every day. We also loved all of Fred & Malinda's artwork hanging in the house. We can't wait for our next trip to Tybee! The Heron's Nest feels like home now!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so lucky to be able to have such great guests. It gives us a lot of pleasure to know that we have been able to make your vacation an enjoyable experience. ***do not forget that your next Herons' Nest vacation will come with a 10% discount on the daily rate.*** thanks Fred and Malinda
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Perfect Tybee Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We were so happy with our stay. Fred met me and walked me through the home. They were so gracious. Everything we needed was there. The bed was SO comfy. The screened porch was our favorite spot and we spent most of our time there. We loved that two bikes were provided and they were brand new. There is nothing quite like a bike ride around Tybee. I'm thinking of buying the exact same bike because it was so great. The kitchen was well stocked. The secret garden was gorgeous. The location was excellent too! We will rent again and I would highly recommend staying at the Heron's Nest.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Herons' Nest and our precious Tybee Island. We invite you back at your convenience to receive a 10% discount on our daily rate as a returning guest. thanks Fred and Malinda
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The property was clean,neat and complete. Screened in porch was great as was the jacuzzi and bikes.

  • 4 of 5

We had the BEST time. Such a wonderful getaway place. Close enough to the beach, town and restaurants that you could walk or bike. We really enjoyed getting to know a part of the island we had never seen. It is quiet and away from the tourist scene too, which was nice. Everything is provided for your comfort. The bed is ridiculously comfortable and the space was warm and cozy. Just big enough for two. And what can be said about the jacuzzi except aaahhhhh..... You too will fall in love with the Heron's Nest (and with Fred and Malinda Urvant). It is definitely our new home away from home on Tybee! Rick and Renea Hall

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We think of you and Rick everyday and how perfect it would be if you two were living on Tybee with us. Tybee is getting back to normal, though there are a great many trees down that still have to be removed. They are staging them in the North Beach parking lot and will get a chipper to make them into tree mulch. They say the pile is 30 yards long and 20ft. tall. It looks like the city will be in mulch for years. We thank God that we are fine and the Herons' Nest escaped any damage. Hope you are both fine and give us a call when you need a place to stay. Fred and Malinda
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Location

Tybee Island Lighthouse
"The Tybee Light House Complex is a must see on your trip. The Tybee Light House is 1 of only..."
Sundae Cafe
"Probably the best restaurant on Tybee. The quality of food is excellent and a wonderful hom..."
The Crab Shack
"Good food and shell fish in a tropical atmosphere. Dine on the water or inside. See the al..."
Fort Pulaski National Monument
"Hop, step and jump away from Tybee on Hwy 80. See where historical military battles took pl..."
80 East Gastropub
"Sister restaurant of the Sundae Cafe. Same great food at a lower price. Atmosphere is casu..."
A-J's Dockside Restaurant
"Located on the Back River Inlet. AJ's is a 5 minute walk from the Heron's Nest and a 2 minut..."
Huc-A-Poos
"Best handmade pizza on Tybee with an atmosphere that just won't quit. This is a 1 of kind d..."
Back River Fishing Pier
"Great place to fish and very close to the Heron's Nest. Long pier area for fishing and beac..."
StingRay's on Tybee
"Best fried fish and shell fish on Tybee. Watch the crowd go by on Hwy 80 in patio seating o..."
Capt. Mike's Dolphin Tours
"Please don't miss this Tybee tour and be sure to bring your camera or cell phone. Take a sho..."

From the Owner

Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper. ** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Savannah/Hilton Head Int. at 30 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : HWY 80 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : AJ's Car: not necessary

Historic Tybee Light House complex, Historic Fort Polaski,

Historic Savannah, Rails to Trails bike & walk path on the

Old Marsh Hen railroad, dolphin tours, shark fishing, shrimp

fishing fleet on Lazertto Creek, Marine Science Center, birding trails, seasonal art shows

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter/Spring
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
$840
 
 
Summer/Fall
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,050
 
 
fall/winter
Sep 17 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$120
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $70
Tax Rate 13.0%

A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

From the Owner

You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Romantic

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Attractions

  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 640 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • White and black tile with white oak chair paneling and molding. Decor is art deco with blue accents. Full shower and bath with over sized sink. White hotel bath towels provided.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Beds (1) Canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress and two additional mattress toppers. Quality 600 count Biltmore linens with imported maltise coverlet and shams. Extra pillows and quilt provided.

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Private tropical garden, indoor 4 person Jacuzzi, complimentary coffee, tea and wine, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, electric fireplace, paper products and soaps provided, beach bicycles, beach equipment and coolers.

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