Staying on Tybee for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day

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Our Sister City, Savannah, Georgia hosts one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in the world.  A Savannah St. Patrick’s Day is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime. Since Tybee is only 12-15 minutes from downtown Savannah and there is festive Trolley Transportation, we recommend staying on the beach for your Savannah St. Pat’s Day experience!  Continue reading “Staying on Tybee for Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day”

Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2018

Are you looking for an experience you will never forget?
The Annual Tybee Island Pirate’s Fest is an event you do not want to miss!
October 4-7th, 2018 Pirates (and wanna-be Pirates) will tybeeislandpiratefestivalarrive on Tybee Island for the annual festival. This weekend is filled with events for the entire family.

Thursday, October 4th is the Buccaneer Ball at the Crab Shack. 

This event is a big party filled with food, live entertainment, and introductions of the 2018 Pirate King and Queen. Purchase your Tickets Here. 

Friday, October 5th begins the Festival on the South End of Tybee. 

Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove (petting zoo, bouncy house, carnival, magic show and much more), and LIVE music performances begin at 6 pm at the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage.

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Courtesy of Visit Tybee.

Saturday, October 6th the fun continues. FIREWORKS!

Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove and the fun on the South end will continue. This year will be the introduction of  Beach Water Battle!!

1-2 pm is the Kids and Pet Costume Contest.

3 pm-5 pm is the Annual Pirate’s Parade! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

6 pm is the Adult Costume Contest, followed by music and more on the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage.  The festivities will continue into the night and end with a spectacular Fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunday, October 7th 

Little Matey’s Cove and Carnival opens back up with more exciting family-friendly experiences.

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Book your Pirate’s Festival Tybee Vacation Rental Here. 

Read more about the 2018 details here. Click Here

Fort Pulaski

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By Krystal Cassidy

Looking to enjoy a day outdoors but need a break from the sandy beach? Take a short drive for a couple miles to Fort Pulaski right off Highway 80. This beautiful landmark will keep you and the family busy for hours and will also give you the feel of historic Savannah without the drive downtown! You can even bring your fur baby along with you, that’s right, Fort Pulaski is pet friendly!

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Figure 1: Present day Fort Pulaski. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, Fort Pulaski National Monument

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Pulaski was declared a national monument in October 1924. The Fort was originally built to protect the Savannah River as Savannah grew as a booming port city during the American Civil War. Start your visit off at the Visitor’s Center + Museum to watch the park film, “The Battle for Fort Pulaski,” to gain knowledge of the true gem that is Fort Pulaski. You can also plan for a guided tour, offered 7 days a week, or you can walk around at your own leisure!
The national monument is also surrounded by a 5,365-acre park featuring stunning tidal marshes. Make sure to wear the right footwear as you venture around all the natural walks on site here!
There are varying walking trails available surrounding the monument, ranging from a ¼ mile to six miles! As you take in the beauty of the natural trails, you will also have views of both the Savannah River and Tybee Island! Talk about a breathtaking way to spend the day! After you’ve built up an appetite, you can head over to the picnic area (both covered and uncovered areas available) to enjoy lunch!
Before heading back to your Oceanfront Cottage Rental home, make sure to make a stop at the gift shop for a souvenir and don’t forget to tell us all about your favorite part before you head home!

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Tybee Island This Fall!

A few members of our Oceanfront Cottage Rentals Team pick the Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Tybee Island This Fall.

Fall on the island is really just “another day at the Beach” for locals. The weather is usually perfect with warm days, slightly cooler evenings and 80-degree ocean water. Whether you are coming for a weekend at the beach or one of Savannah/Tybee’s fall festivals, you will fall in love with Tybee in the Fall.

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Caitlin Salter
Reservation Supervisor
Hometown: Black Creek, Georgia

“Tybee’s Fall season is my favorite time of year on the island. It begins to cool off and the beach is less crowded. You can walk out on North beach and have the whole beach to yourself.
When I come to the beach, it is not to tan. It is to wander and walk the shoreline. Coming in the Fall is so much more relaxing for me just watching the waves, and collecting shells. It is very soul soothing and can make you more appreciative of all the good in life.
My favorite event occurs in October; this is called Pirate’s Fest. Everyone dresses like pirates and it is the most fun! It begins with a “fancy” Crab Shack Buccaneer’s Ball where they crown a King and Queen of Pirate’s Fest. A parade is held that weekend, and there are bands playing on the South end. There are also many shops selling unique “pirate” gear. For the kids, there is an area for them,  (Lil’ Matey’s Cove) with small carnival rides and a petting zoo for maximum fun. My child is almost 3 and I can’t wait until she is a little older to enjoy this event with me!”

Summer Fortner
Vacation Planner & Venue Co-Ordinator for Tybee Wedding Chapel.
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Fall on Tybee Island is just as great as the summertime! My favorite thing to do on Tybee in the fall is to come down with family or friends and enjoy a meal at our favorite restaurant, AJ’s Dockside! Enjoying the nice views, and the cool weather is a perfect fall day on Tybee! To top it off, we like to grab an ice cream from the Sugar Shack and take a walk on the historic Tybee pier to see if we can spot dolphins!”

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Weddings on Tybee Island, Georgia

Did you know Tybee Island has an Award Winning Wedding Venue? The Tybee Island Wedding Chapel and Grand Ballroom looks like something you would only find in the movies. That is because it was in a movie! This 5-star Wedding venue hosts events 12 months out of the year and almost every weekend. The venue’s popularity has grown and includes a legacy of couples from all over the world.

Romantic Savannah’s beach

Savannah, Georgia is known as one of the most romantic cities in America. Savannah’s Beach, Tybee Island, is part of this romance. This romance is why Savannah is also one of the top Wedding destinations in the USA.
The Resort-like Island feel make it the perfect location to host your Destination Wedding.

Guest Lodging 

We are proud to be the exclusive lodging partner to the Tybee Wedding Chapel, their engaged couples, families, and guests. Weddings are all about the guest experience. Wedding guests have raved over the vacation home rentals we offer. Whether you are looking for an 8 bedroom Beach Mansion or a cozy Oceanfront 1 Bedroom condo you will not regret attending your destination wedding!

What Vacation Rentals are close to the Wedding Chapel?

At Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, our team of reservation agents are constantly asked, “What rentals are close to the Wedding Chapel?”.  Honestly, all of our rentals are a short distance to the Chapel, and our transportation partners are happy to offer their services! [Browse Rentals Now] Check out these vacation rentals that are just a “hop, skip and jump” to the venue!

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Fall Fun on Tybee

After a very busy summer on Tybee Island and the chaos of Hurricane Irma, we here at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals are excited for cooler weather and pumpkin flavored everything! As clean-up and community service efforts continue for those affected by Irma, Tybee Island residents and visitors are looking forward to enjoying some balance with the promise of these FUN Fall events:

13th ANNUAL PIRATE FEST – October 5th-8th

Owner of OFC, Stacye Jarrell and her husband Lannie were crowned King and Queen of the last Pirate Fest!

Click Here for full schedule.

Tybee’s Got Talent – September 30, 7 pm

The Tybee Post Theater presents its 3rd annual talent show for Tybee and Savannah locals. Amateurs only!

Click Here to view flyer.

Tybee I.C.E Run and Car Show – October 14, 9am-3pm

Local non-profit “Island Car Enthusiast” car club hosts their 8th annual car show and run benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Click here for more info.

 

Our little Island has made it through two major hurricanes, this year and the last, and we couldn’t be more grateful that the majority of our properties came out mostly unharmed. We want to thank the Tybee Island community for always coming together during times of distress. Now, let’s get ready for some fall fun!