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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 59 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Owner
Malinda Urvant
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 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

Our stay on Tybee Island was fantastic and the Herons' Nest is a large part of why. This little gem was a perfect quiet hideout in the perfect location. We really appreciated the hospitality extended by Fred and Malinda. Thank you guys so much! We look forward to seeing you again when John is back from deployment. Take care you guys!
May 2017
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Amenities

Tybee Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 59 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
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
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
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
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Wichita, KS
5

Nice quite stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. Walked over to the back water beach every night to enjoy the sunset. Beautiful! AJ's Dockside Restaurant is only a few blocks away also and has very good food. The owners live on site and are very nice. The kitchen is galley style so it is a little cramped but does have everything you need to cook your meals. Very clean and we would definitely rent again if we return to Tybee. Thanks for the great stay Fred and Malinda!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tybee and the Herons' Nest make a very comfortable vacation. Stay 2 days or a week and you will leave rested and relaxed. The back to the 50's atmosphere is a refreshing change from the the normal fast paced stresses of everyday life . We call this feeling "TYBEE TIME". While away your time in your private garden or spacious art-deco screened porch or walk to restaurants and shops or swim in the Atlantic Ocean. See our historical Tybee Light House or visit the newly restored Post Theater only minutes away on this tiny picturesque island. We welcome you to join Fred and I on "TYBEE TIME" in this island paradise. Malinda
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5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Heron's Nest was absolutely wonderful! Very clean and well kept. The private garden was stunning, a relaxing spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Best part was that the Heron's Nest is walking distance to everything, beach, restaurants,shopping, bars . .. Tybee Island was perfect and all the local we meet were so pleasant!

Fred and Melinda were wonderful hosts and made sure we were well taken care off. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda for your wonderful review. We set very high standards for the Herons' Nest and when we make our guests happy we know that we have been able to maintain that level. Since we are both retired we are able to put our time and energy into hosting the Herons' Nest for our guest's pleasure. We look forward to your return to the Herons' Nest and Tybee Island in the future and for continued prosperity in your lives. much love Fred and Malinda
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5

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful little getaway. In town for some business in Savannah and decided to stay on the island. This was the perfect spot. Could walk to the beach, restaurants, etc but away from the more commercial beach traffic. Fred and Malinda could not have been more hospitable. Hot tub, bikes, chairs for the beach. They have thought of everything. Thanks!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michael for the great review. We hope that you were able to ace the test, but wish you had more time to spend on Tybee. Please come back and see us again. Fred and Malinda
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5

Absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing: close to the beach, very private, has everything you may need (including washer/dryer, bicycles, hot tub, skim boards, etc.). The owners are extremely nice and go an extra mile (actually many many miles ha) to make sure you have a great time. Highly recommend:)

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elena, we thank you for the wonderful review. Thank you for listing all the extra perks you receive at the Herons' Nest that are complimentary. You have made our day. Please return as soon as possible. Fred and Malinda
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5

Exactly How They Described It

  • 5 of 5

I believe what you will appreciate about this property after visiting the Island is it is located AWAY from the tourist side. It's within walking distance to the quiet part of the beach as well as an awesome restaurant that you can sit outside at. The owner was very polite and helpful. Will visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thank you for the wonderful review. You appreciate the same aspects of the Herons' Nest location that Fred and I saw 20 years ago when we relocated to Tybee Island. Due to the building height limit on Tybee we have been able to retain our quiet area on the Back River. It is amazing how a few blocks away Tybee is having a jam fest and we are still quiet and calm. Hope we will see you on a future stay. fred and Malinda
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I can't tell you how much we love Malinda and Fred! They are the perfect hosts! They are around if you need them for something, otherwise, you don't see them. We stayed in Heron's Nest for our Honeymoon eight years ago, and have stayed for two anniversaries, and we have been delighted with every stay.The apartment is absolutely spotless! The bed is so comfortable with the extra padding and sumptuous linens. With an abundance of bath linens, including beach towels and kitchen linens, you are never lacking! The washer and dryer make laundry a breeze. The small kitchen is just perfect for us because we only have coffee, leftovers and snacks in the apartment. There are so many great places to eat on Tybee who would want to spend their vacation cooking? The hot tub is awesome! We sat in it and watched Wisconsin beat Villanova (WTG Badgers!) The new bikes are great, the patio and screened porch are awesome for coffee in the morning or snacks in the evening. Heron's Nest is truly our Happy Place, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beverly, thank you for the wonderful review. You have gone out of your way in making us feel that what we are offering is appreciated. Your review is the best and most complete we have ever received. I'm sure that this review will be much appreciated by all the future guests that will visit the Herons' Nest. much love Fred and Malinda
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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