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

Fort Pulaski National Monument
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!

Tybee Wedding Venue and Vacation Rentals

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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Book Directly with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and Save! #bookdirect

Did you know that you could save up to 20% on your next vacation? Over the past several years Online Travel Agents masked with names like HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB and much more have increased their “convenience fee”. This fee is basically a fee to use their site. The majority of the homes listed are actually managed by a Vacation Rental Company.

Imagine this…..

So let’s say you have already booked through one of these Online Travel Agents. Who do you call when the Air Conditioner does not work in your home? Who do you call when you need a recommendation for the best pizza in town? What do you do when your hot tub stops working? What about if half of the house does not have power? Who do you call if you have a question about how to use a fireplace?

Definitely not the Online Travel Agent that you submitted your Reservation request through. Their “Customer support” is just a call center somewhere.

Now, Imagine this…

You call Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and speak to a vacation expert. You ask questions about a few homes and then they email you a few more options. Then you call to make your reservation…and find out we are running a special during your vacation week! You save hundreds of dollars! You have a peace of mind knowing that when you arrive you have a 24 local staff to answer your questions and guide you through your vacation experience!

I bet you can think of a few other ways to spend 100’s of dollars, right?

However you decide to plan your Tybee Vacation, just know that with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals…you matter! #bookdirect

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Gearing up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

The Details

When?

  • November 4th – 5th at 7:30am

Where? 

  • Start line: Bay St & E Bull St (Emmet Park, 4089 E Bay St)
  • Finish line: Drayton St @ E Park Ave
  • Finish Festival @ Forsyth Park
  • Here is a map with detailed information.

Why?

  • Support charities, build community, and improve your health while doing so!

The Race

Every year, the renowned Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon visits Savannah. This year it comes to us on November 4th and 5th – perfect timing – just as the weather starts to cool down. This is the time of year that people are inspired to walk through our beautiful downtown squares, to slow down and take notice of our charming historic district, and to spend time outdoors, admiring the live oaks and diverse plant life that Savannah boasts. What better way to kick off the changing of the seasons than with a marathon that takes you through the historic streets of our beloved city.

 

 

This year marks 20 years of the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon since its inception in San Diego. The headliners this year are Fitz and the Tantrums who will be performing a live concert at the finish festival in Forsyth Park. If you’re not familiar with their music, check out this song to get familiar before race day! We know you’re going to have a blast this year; here are some tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.

5 Tips for a Successful Marathon:

 

  • Rest – We know you’re excited and the adrenaline might make it hard to fall asleep the night before, but it’s so important to get to bed early and get a full night’s sleep before race day. You want to be as energized as possible to make the best time.
  • Show up early – With a marathon of this magnitude, you’ll want to get there early to ensure you find parking, pick up your number and any other items, and get a good spot near the starting line.
  • Stay hydrated – Take advantage of the hydration stations throughout the course.
  • Encourage each other – It might be a good idea to run with others, that way when you start to lose steam, you have a support system nearby the uplift you.
  • Stretch – Don’t forget to stretch before and after you run. This is so important! It helps to prevent injuries and muscle cramps, as well as several other health benefits.

Staying on Tybee Island?

Old Town Trolley Tours is offering a shuttle from Tybee to the Start Line and a return shuttle after the race. There are two pick-up stops on Tybee that the trolleys will be arriving at:

  1. Jones Ave @ Park St (In front of Memorial Park)
  2. 14th St @ Butler Ave (Hotel Tybee).

Click here to get more details on departure times, the return schedule, and other packages and options from Old Town Trolley Tours.

Good Luck!

We hope this helps all you runners out there! Oceanfront Cottage Rentals wishes you our very best at the 2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon in Savannah. Thank you all for supporting charities from across the country and building community in our budding city.

We invite you to experience Tybee Island’s Endless Summer

Desoto Condo Rental on Tybee Island

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Sure, the idea of Fall is extremely appealing; but do those short days & cold weather have you craving a little beach time?

On Tybee Island we love our “Endless Summer” Beach Season. This time of year is right after Labor Day and goes all the way up until Thanksgiving. The crowds have subsided. Tybee Island becomes a hidden beach retreat! The daytime weather is usually a warm 80ish and a crisp cool temperature in the evenings.

After a relaxing day at the beach, throw on a light jacket, and head out to one of the local restaurants for live music and happy hour specials! One of our favorite Endless Summer hot spots is the North Beach Bar and Grill. Or, imagine yourself under a Tybee sunset, filled with a sky that has turned orange and purple, grilling for your family and friends.

If those thoughts are not enough to have you rushing to book your beach getaway, before the hectic holidays, check out our discounts and specials!

Here is our pick of 5 Tybee Rentals that will have you swooning for an Endless Summer Getaway! #endlesssummer

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Villa By The Sea #heatedpool #hotub
Desoto Condo Rental on Tybee Island
101 Desoto “Belle of the South” #pool #balcony
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Brass Rail 315 “Paradise on Tybee” #pool #location
59 Captain's View 6 Bedroom Rental on Tybee Island.
59 Captain’s View #heatedpool #comfortable
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Captain Tybee #heatedpool #porches

 

4 Tybee Island vacation rental deals you need to see!

The Nitty Gritty on renting a Vacation rental on Tybee Island!

4 Tybee Vacation rentals we consider Luxury STEALS.

OCEANFRONT COTTAGE RENTALS ™

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“CAPTAIN TY-B” │$36.83 per person (per night) in the SUMMER for a 5 Night Stay! BOOK NOW

The Nitty Gritty: Let’s break this down. A 5 Night vacation stay in the summer is $2578.10 inclusive of all fees and taxes. This 5 Bedroom Luxury vacation rental sleeps 14 people! Guests have been quoted saying “the beds are the most comfortable they have every slept on.”

Top 3 amenities we LOVE about this Vacation home:

  1. PRIVATE POOL: This private pool is right off of the home’s game room.
  2. LOCATION: You are a quick walk to Tybee’s North Beach, the Tybee Lighthouse and North Beach bar and Grill. Oftentimes North Beach Bar and Grill has live entertainment in the Summer!
  3. PET FRIENDLY*: This home is perfect for your furry family member. The pool area is completely fenced in and you are steps away from one of Tybee Island’s dog parks.

*Additional fees apply if you bring pets.

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“Tybee Sunrise” │$44.29 per person (per night) in the SUMMER for a 7 Night Stay! BOOK NOW

The Nitty Gritty: This private 3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom Oceanfront condo offers impeccable views of the Atlantic Ocean. A 7 Night vacation stay in the summer is $2480.35 inclusive of all fees and taxes. The condo is located in the tranquil mid island of Tybee Island.

Top 3 amenities we LOVE about this Vacation home:

  1. OCEANFRONT BALCONY WITH PRIVATE HOT TUB: Imagine waking up to Ocean sunrise every morning!
  2. LOCATION: You are a less than a block to the historic Tybee Post Theater. Several of Tybee’s most popular restaurants are a short walk away!
  3. BATHROOMS: It is rare to find a 3 bedroom condo on Tybee Island with 3 full bathrooms. This condo’s 3 full bathrooms is a huge convenience.

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59 Captain’s View │$63.35 per person (per night) in the SUMMER for a 7 Night Stay! BOOK NOW

The Nitty Gritty: How can you not LOVE this 6 Bedroom with private pool on Tybee’s north end of the island? This fully furnished vacation rental sleeps 12 people throughout the expansive 3 stories. North beach is perfect for seeing Tybee’s wide array of Ocean wildlife. One guest reported seeing “dozens of dolphins, 2 manatee, pelicans, sandpipers, skimmers, egrets and many other types of birds”.

Top 3 amenities we LOVE about this Vacation home:

  1. SPACIOUSNESS OF THE HOME: The home has so many different areas to enjoy. Spend time with family and friends at the Pool or treat yourself relaxing bubble bath.
  2. PRIVATE POOL: The pool size is perfect for soaking after a long day at the beach. Fire up the Grill and have your own private poolside BBQ.
  3. CONVENIENCES & COMFORTS THAT A VACATION RENTAL SHOULD HAVE: Each Bedroom is equipped with HD Flat screen TVs, Netflix and Blu-ray player. The convenient elevator is a full 48.5 inches deep by 35.5 inches wide.

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1923 Chatham Avenue │$85.50 per person (per night) in the SUMMER for a 7 Night Stay! BOOK NOW

The Nitty Gritty: This directly Oceanfront home has a view that CAN NOT BE BEAT! A 7 Night vacation stay in the summer is $5985.78 inclusive of all fees and taxes. This 4 Bedroom Luxury vacation rental sleeps 10 people! This home is in the same neighborhood as the family home featured in the Disney movie, The Last Song.

Top 3 amenities we LOVE about this Vacation home:

  1. THAT VIEW! This view is unbeatable. There is a Hot Tub on the roof top and decks with panoramic views of the ocean.
  2. LUXURY LIVING AREA: The fully furnished kitchen, dining and living space will have you never wanting to leave!
  3. LOCATION: You are a short stroll to Tybee’s pier, the Back river fishing pier and Tybee’s main strand full of shops, restaurants and nightlife! South End of Tybee.

12 Days of Reasons Winter Weekend Getaway to Tybee Island

In December 2016 and January 2017* Oceanfront Cottage Rentals will be running a special Tybee Weekend Winter getaway deal! Book 2 nights and get your 3rd night FREE on all new reservations! (*Excluding Christmas and New Year’s.)

Oceanfront Cottage Rentals ™ Luxury Tybee Vacation Rentals presents the “12 Days of Reasons” to Visit Tybee

tybee new years eve1.December 31st, 2016│Tybee Island’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.

The Fireworks from the Tybee Island Pier will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Imagine fireworks shooting into the Ocean air and reflected on the Atlantic ocean. #bucketlist

2. December 25th, 2016│Christmas Day

Christmas at the beach is a time for appreciation for the world around us! Gather your family, friends and book a getaway now! OceanfrontCottageRentals

3. January 1st, 2016│Polar Bear Plunge

Are you brave enough to dart into the Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day? We dare you!

tybee shrimp boat4. December 11th, 2016│Tybee Floating Christmas Parade

That’s right, every year the Crab Shack hosts this Tybee Tradition! A Christmas parade that floats on the Atlantic inner coastal waterways. CrabShack

5. January 14th, 2016│Long Fishing Weekend

With average temps in the 60’s the nutrient rich waters of Tybee are packed with fish migrating. Our in house fishing guru says that Red Fish and Trout are usually biting this time of year! Make sure you ask Santa for some new fishing gear! Take me fishing.

6. December 10th, 2016│A Christmas Tradition at the Historic Savannah Theater

Attend the live performance of A Christmas Tradition at the Historic Savannah Theater. Create memories with this classic performance! Check show times.

Savannah Christmas7. December 9th, 2016│Ye Olde Savannah Christmas Walk

Old City Walk’s costumed guides take you on a walking tour through the Historic Savannah with tells of Christmases pasts.  Book your tour now!

8. January 7th, 2017│Tybee Island Martin Luther King Parade

Every year Tybee Island hosts its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade on his birthday. This is an event to celebrate his life and contributions to human rights. VisitTybee

9. December 16th, 2016│George Gee Swing Orchestra at the Tybee Post Theater

Get in the Holiday spirit with the George Gee Swing Orchestra at the historic Tybee Post Theater. George Gee Swing Orchestra will be traveling all the way from New York City for this one night only performance. Find out more.

savannah reindeer run10. December 17th, 2016│STOP bullying with the Savannah Reindeer run

This 8k takes place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island. Participants will be stepping out against bullying complete with a holiday cookie challenge! Find out more.

11. January 15th, 2016│LIVE (kinda) Dinosaurs-Jurassic Quest

For one weekend only the folks of the world renowned Jurassic Quest will be at the Savannah International Trade Center. This event will feature more than 80 life size animatronic Dinosaurs just like the ones in Jurassic Park! Get Tickets!

tybeehistoricvacationrental12. Every Single Day│Last but not Least.

Tybee Island and Savannah, Georgia are magical! It is in the air! Oceanfront Cottage Rentals ™ features over 100 Tybee Vacation rentals for you to choose from. Your home away from home is with us! Be our guest!