About this listing
Mid island beach cottage, sleeps 8. Three bedrooms and two baths. Located 1 1/2 blocks to the ocean. Near shopping area in a quiet family neighborhood. Four porches, front screened in porch and two sunning porches. Parking for 2 cars. NO PETS
The only house on Tybee Island mentioned in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the former Judge Oliver's House!
It is the perfect beach house for families, weddings, or girls get togethers! A combination of indoor and outdoor living spaces, in a nice quiet neighborhood. It has a small apartment on the ground level, that is where I live, but if I can’t hear you- you aren’t having enough fun! The upstairs has a screened in porch and two sun porches. The first floor has a shaded side porch and a bit of yard to play croquet or bocce ball. There are two outdoor showers and all the games and accessories for fun, beach or chilling.
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood 1 ½ blocks to the ocean and 2 blocks to the back river.
The cottage has a master bedroom (queen) and the kids room (four twins, or two bunk beds) a bath and kitchen with a breakfast bar. Downstairs has two twins, it's own bath and a sitting area. Dining on the screened porch or the back porch. The upper porches are gated, and the backyard is fenced in. Laundry on the premises. The first floor has window air-conditioning, the second floor has central air, and heat.
I know just how fortunate I am to live here and am happy to share my home with you. Join me at The Summer House on Tybee Island!
It doesn’t get any better than this!
Please no pets, Tybee Island doesn't allow them on the beach.
Guests have access to the outdoor shower, laundry room and the beach paraphernalia including the wagon, chairs, umbrella, rafts, sand buckets, boogie boards, etc.
The kitchen is fully equipped with blender, coffee pot, toaster, etc. It even has a drawer full of spices, (I hate to cook something and not have the right spice!) Bon appetite to you! We will share the driveway, the back yard and patio with a gas grill as well as the yard, and gardens.
Interaction with Guests
I live in an apartment downstairs. I'm happy to assist you in any way, or you can call me. I can be as available as you wish me to be. I have always enjoyed meeting new people, but sometimes we all just want to get away, and I respect that too. How much you see me is entirely up to you.
The neighborhood is a friendly, peaceful, quiet family area off the hustle and bustle of the beach and shopping areas, but close enough to walk to the beach, grocery and most nightclubs. The street itself is a narrow two lanes most often used for walking or bicycling.
A couple companies rent bicycles which is a great answer to getting around Tybee. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Fat Tire is only 5 blocks away. There are golf carts to take you around after drinks and dinner for 3 dollars or more. A bus into Savannah is available on weekends, and a taxi out after hours runs about 40 dollars. Most of the time we walk on Tybee Island.
Other Things to Note
The Summer House has many extras that take the discomfort out of not being in your own home. I have written a book that you can read at your convenience, it includes the house ididio There are many items for the beach, including buckets, shovels and coolers. The kitchen is also equipped with a hand mixer and cookie sheets. There is an iron and ironing board for those weddings and important times we rush off toward.
Please let me know when you are coming in and if you would like me to be there to show you the house.
Accidents happen, but it is nice for both of us not to find out after you have left. If you break something please tell me.
Please no pets! They aren't allowed on the beach.
No smoking in the house, -there is an ashtray on the screened porch.
The beach toys, chairs, etc are to be cleaned as used.
I don't mind giving you a little extra time to get out - if I have it. Often the timing is crucial, and we need everything to clean and sparkle for the next guests.
I will do just about anything to make your visit a great one, so let me know.
Please bring your own beach towels.
As the responsible guest check to see that everything is as it should be at your arrival and at your departure be sure you have assessed all damage by you and your guests.
Most importantly enjoy your holiday have a good time, and let me know if there is anything I can do to make your stay a little more comfortable!
*When you leave... please leave the wet towels hanging separately. Take out the garbage and recycling. Look around for your belongings.
Thank you for being courteous to others.
Tybee laws are in effect on noise levels after 10 pm, and limit the number of cars and parking on Tybee.
I have moved around the country midwest to east coast all my life. This is the first time I have ever lived on an island and am truly enjoying the Island of Tybee and the city of Savannah! Architecture, history and oceanology are my interests. Though I never studied oceanology I gave that up to build and renovate houses in the Metro area of New York.
I am mom of triplets, and when my children went to college I opted out of the snow and packed the cat and the car and headed south. There is no place in America like Savannah, but living in a big city didn't fit for me ~Tybee has it all. The beach, the solitude of driving through what I call a park to get to the most beautiful city in America... Savannah. Savannah with it's Spanish moss trees and gorgeous architecture and green squares is just the icing on the cake!
I have always enjoyed meeting new people I am happy to meet you. I have a great interest in history and will share my knowledge of the area and sites if you ask. I respect privacy and won't want to step over that boundary. You have only to ask me and I would be happy to guide you or help you in any way. Thanks for coming to The Summer House on the Island of Tybee!