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5 Bedroom Beachfront- All remaining 2016 dates on sale- $350/night (3 night min)


Property Details

Updated: Aug 4, 2016
  • Sleeps 15
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, 11 Sleeps, 15 Maximum Overnight Ocuupancy

Newly completed renovations.

Welcome to our private summer home on Tybee's prestigious Back River.

Our house is one of the finest authentic two story beach cottages on

the Tybee Historic Registry, with wonderful large wrap around

porches and a sweeping view of the water, perched right on the beach

to catch the breeze. Ideally located on the south end of Tybee, it is

an incredible vantage point to see the sunsets every day of the year.

And of course, your own hammock to swing and nap in. We also provide wifi and cable TV in case you need a break from the beach

Spring 2015: Our property underwent major renovations, with a fresh new look

The Back River beach has smaller waves ideal for young children, or

for the more adventurous the Ocean is just a short walk around the

"Point". The house is located directly on the beach with a private

dune 'walkover'. If you wish, you can anchor your boat right in

front of the house.

For those of you who don't know the area, we are 20 minutes away from

downtown historic Savannah, with all of its cultural and historic

amenities, and a short boat ride away from Hilton Head.

There are three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs, and two bedrooms

and two full baths downstairs. There is a playroom downstairs with a TV, DVD

VCR, and ping pong table for the kids.

We are sure you will understand that because this is an historic wood

structure, we have a strict NO SMOKING policy.

Here are a few comments from previous guests:

"Our stay at the Tybee Island cottage was like stepping back in time

to a simpler life.It is truly a charming and unique home. A great

place to idle your days away and spend time on many outside

activities. Thank you for sharing your home!"

Joel & Sue Davis

Birmingham, Al.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Matt Becker
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2016

5 Reviews

4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


The Best House on Tybee

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to write this review because I don't want others to know about this house. It is a classic Tybee beach cottage--not a modern designer home and it may not appeal to everyone. It is not luxurious in the Hilton Head sense. But to locals who appreciate the few remaining classic Tybee cottages or to lovers of historic homes, this house is the perfect beach house.

It appears that very few changes have been made to this lovingly maintained home-which is built right next to the quiet back river beach; the huge screened porches were engineered to receive cooling ocean breezes before AC was available and we spent most of our time on the "living porch". The five Bedrooms are special--with classic bead-board walls, lovely art, and authentic furnishings--many apparently dating to the cottage's early days (circa 1904). The kitchen is designed to keep the feel of the old house with the addition of modern conveniences.

Thank you to the owners. My family and I felt very privileged to stay in you lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5 1

Not as it appears

  • 1 of 5

We were very disappointed upon arrival. The location IS wonderful. BUT that doesn't make up for the state of the home.

First off, the house is covered in mildew. Chair cushions, mattresses, bathrooms. Everywhere. Within moments of arrival several of our party who suffer from asthma were having a full blown asthma attack and required medical treatment. Doctors visits do not make for a very good vacation. And one person still has lingering health effects 4 weeks later.

The bathrooms were downright disgusting. One sink was clogged and would not even drain. There were dead bugs all over the kitchen floor. Overall there was just a griminess to everything.

Besides the lack of general cleanliness, the layout of the house is very odd. The living room is downstairs with a few bedrooms. The dining room is upstairs. You have to take exterior stairs to move between the two stories. The kitchen is upstairs, disconnected from the house and is accessed from the porch. This may have a certain historical charm to some individuals but please note before renting. You must pass through one bedroom to get to another and several of the bedrooms are accessed from outside and separate from the rest of the house.

The greatest disappointment was this. We quickly contacted the agent after our arrival and explained that this property would not work for us because of the health issues of our party. We did not expect a refund for our initial down payment but he was very agreeable and said he would not cash our check and he would see to it that we got our deposit back. Later he stated he would see to it that we got a “significant portion” of our deposit back. Before we left we swept the home, washed linens, towels and dishes and cleaned the bathrooms. We literally spent only twelve house in the home and left the place cleaner than when we arrived so the owner would not incur additional costs. When we returned from vacation 3 weeks later there was no refund. For a week we have called and emailed and received no response at all.

This property may hold a historical charm for some and I’m sure there is someone out there who could enjoy a vacation at this home. There are health hazards to be considered for anyone suffering from asthma or allergies. I would not recommend it except to the truly adventurous. It is one step up from camping. And after trying to get our promised refund I would also suggest considering the business ethics of the owner and manager.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Lake Mary, FL

Excellent Beach Location

  • 5 of 5

My brothers and sisters booked this cottage for a family gathering. We wanted a "classic" Tybee Cottage reminicent of the cottages we stayed in as children. This house did not disappoint. There was plenty of space for all of us.

For a house built around 1904 it was in good shape. We did have a minor issue with a door lock and screens, but the management staff responded quickly to our concerns.

More importantly, the bedrooms and linens were clean. The kitchen was large enough to accomodate several people at once, and the two refrigerators are a major plus.

The most attractive attribute for this cottage is LOCATION! The Back River Beach is just steps off of the porch. The river is kid friendly without the rough surf. There is plenty of beach at high tide.

The view from the upstairs porch is spectacular at sunset. Little Tybee Island also offers a beautful view just to the South of Tybee.

I would highly recommend this property to any family or group of adults looking to escape for a week of relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5 0
New Orleans, La

Fun Spot

  • 4 of 5

The house was old and very charming and comfortable. The house was on the bay and very safe for children and older swimmers that don't want the excitement of the large waves. But, the ocean was a short walk away for the more adventursome in our group.

It's nearness to Savannah was great. The bike path was nice.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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10 8
Baltimore Maryland

Can't wait to go back!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was a pleasure to experience. The location on the beach could not have been better. We had 5 kids in our party and there was plenty of space for everyone. The location on the Back River was great. No huge waves for the little ones and it felt almost like you had a private beach. The activity and crowds on the main Tybee beach did not impose on us one bit. Exploring the huge sand bar at low tide was like it's own little nature excursion. The sunsets were a pure attraction each and every night during our time here. The house itself was fine. It had it's share of creaks and moans but that is to be expected in an old house. We would return here in a heartbeat, in fact, we are.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Savannah/Hilton Head International at 34 Miles Nearest Barpub : 16th Street/Downtown Tybee at 0.25 Miles Nearest Golf : Bacon Park Public Course at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Various at 0.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Back Door Car: not necessary

The house is located on the Back River which is perfect for swimming,

kayaking in creeks, fishing, crabbing, and napping in the hammock.

Historic Fort Pulaski, Fort Screven and the Tybee Island light station

are just a quick trip to the other side of the island. A 20 minute

drive will get you to Historic Downtown Savannah where you will find

horse drawn carriage tours, wonderful restaurants, fantastic shopping

on historic Broughten street and much much more. We have kayak/bike

rentals and tour suggestions when you arrive.

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.0%

Weekly Rate: $2800 - $3250

High Season is Memorial Day to Labor Day at $3250/ week. April/ May,
September/ October $2800 per week. November - February the house is

$1000 deposit, $250 Refundable Damage Deposit due
upon arrival. Damage Deposit will be returned within two weeks of
departure date.

Rental weeks run Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time is 4:00 PM
Saturday. Departure time is 11:00 AM the following Saturday. We are
flexible about arrival and departure dates when the house is not otherwise
rented. However, we are not able to shift days during the "high season".
Please call or email with any specific requests.

We require a $1000 deposit to secure the rental property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Room


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 2200 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single


  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • We offer all the amenities such as wifi, a fully equiped kitchen, washer/dryer, linens, towels, cable TV, hammock, individual air conditioners in each bedroom, etc.

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