OCR speaks out about COVID-19

At Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, our guests, employees, and homeowners are our #1 priority. Year-round we invite guests into the homes we manage and pride ourselves on cleanliness and safety.
Just like you, our lives have become consumed with information about coronavirus (COVID-19), with new information being presented by the hour. We understand you probably have questions concerning Oceanfront Cottage Rentals policies, cleaning practices, an existing reservation or even about making a new reservation. At this time, our company is focused on best practices that have already been in place. We do not plan on canceling anyone’s reservations. We are doing our part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by going in the extra mile in our sanitation processes and social distancing. This is a stressful and anxious time for many people, and we know that traveling to the ocean can help reduce stress/anxiety. We are closely monitoring the evolving situation, and follow all guidelines put in place by The Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Best places to stay when on a Tybee Fishing Trip!

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One of the most popular things to do on Tybee is to go fishing! The nutrient-rich water provides the perfect ecosystem for a large array of fish.

The fishing is so good that you could even plan an entire vacation just to fish in the waterways. In order to plan the perfect Tybee fishing trip experience, you must first pick the perfect Tybee vacation rental for your trip! Check out our pick for the top 10 best vacation rentals to stay in while on a Tybee fishing trip. Continue reading “Best places to stay when on a Tybee Fishing Trip!”

Fishing Trip to Tybee Island.

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Tybee Island’s nutrient-rich water and convenient fishing piers make it one of the best places to fish in Georgia.

Whether you are an avid fisher or just trying it out. You can almost bet on leaving Tybee with your own fishing success tale. On Tybee, you can fish from one of the fishing piers, right on the beach, charter a deep-sea fishing adventure or kayak fish in the back river.

Looking for details to plan the perfect Tybee fishing experience? Let us tell you exactly how!

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Five things to do on Tybee Island for under $5.00

Whether you are visiting Tybee to relax or experience a new adventure, Tybee has something for everyone.

Tybee Island is a Beach town with about 3 miles of coastline and a contagious vibe.  Are you looking to make the most of your trip and not break the bank? Here is our list of top 5 things to do for under $5.00.
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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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5 Reasons Tybee is Good for your Health

As you probably know, the ocean is good for the mind, body, and soul. People travel far and wide to Tybee Island, not for the Sugar Shack, not even for the Crab Shack, but for the beach!

The beach heals!

Its healing effects are many. We go to the beach because deep down we know that the wind, sand and waves will wash our worries away. Here are just a few health benefits the beach has to offer:

Sunshine – Get your daily dose of vitamin D simply by vegging out for a few moments by the sea. Vitamin D is good for bone strength and immune support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Relief – The color blue, the sound of the waves, the sun shining on your face… what do they all have in common? They are incredibly soothing! Many people report getting a much better night’s sleep after a day at the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ample Opportunities to Exercise – The sand creates more resistance than pavement, so walking or running on the beach is more of a workout and really strengthens those muscles! Swimming is an exercise great for those with injuries or weak joints as it’s much gentler on the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural elements as beauty enhancers – Skip the expensive facial and let the sand and salt water air give your skin an all natural, sun kissed glow. Also, who doesn’t love a nice tan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming in Salt Water – The ocean’s salt water is full of natural minerals that the body needs, such as magnesium, potassium, and iodine. Magnesium alone is so beneficial for the brain and it helps relieve anxiety.

The beach is truly the best environment for healing – it has all sorts of natural elements that make it holistic – good for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.  Plan your next getaway on Tybee Island with us today… it’s good for your health!

 

Grocery Stores near Tybee Island

A huge advantage to renting a home versus a hotel room is being able to prepare meals during your vacation. While driving to Tybee Island you will go through downtown Savannah and neighboring residential islands.  Many vacationers choose to stop at a large grocery store before checking into their vacation rental.

Here is a list of Tybee’s closest grocery stores!

1. Tybee Island IGA located at  1111 Butler Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
This Grocery store is the only grocery store located on Tybee Island. 

2. Publix Supermarket at Island Town Centre located at 4717 Hwy 80 E Ste B, Savannah, GA 31410.
There is also a Pet Store, CVS and Walmart (not superstore) in this shopping center.

3. Kroger Supermarket at Wilmington Island shopping center located at 495 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410.   
This newly renovated (2017) grocery store has a wine/beer bar and brand new deli.
Contact our office for questions. 800-786-5889