How to plan the perfect Labor Day weekend on Tybee Island.

For many people, Labor Day weekend is considered the unofficial last weekend of Summer. This three day weekend is also another excuse to plan a  trip to the beach!

One of the biggest celebrations on the Georgia coast happens right here on Tybee Island.

Planning your holiday weekend should be easy, so we want to pitch in and share our tips on how to make the most of your Tybee Labor Day weekend.

#1. Book A Beach Home Rental!

Are you spending the weekend with just a few friends or inviting the whole family? Chances are, Oceanfront Cottage Rentals will have the perfect vacation rental home to offer you. Check out the availability here or contact a Vacation planner now. 912-786-0054 Availability will not last long!

#2. You’re going to need groceries!

A Labor Day weekend is not complete without firing up the grill. Make sure you have everything you need to prepare snacks and meals throughout the weekend by visiting one of the local grocery stores. If you would prefer to skip the lines, Tybee Island’s IGA also offers Grocery delivery!

#3. Rent beach equipment and bikes!

One of the many great things about Tybee is that you can get everywhere by bike. Tim’s Beach Gear and Burke’s Beach Gear rentals offer bike and beach gear rentals. They will also deliver and set up your gear.

#4. Put on your dancing shoes! 

That’s right, grab your dancing shoes (or flip flops will do). There will be a live band performing on the Tybee Pier and Pavillion. The performances will include covers of beach music that the whole family will recognize.

#5. Plan to take lots of pictures!

Make sure your phone is charged because you are going to want to capture all the memories of this weekend. You’ll definitely want to plan on taking pictures under the fireworks display that will take place on Tybee’s south beach.

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


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”

Top 5 Tybee Island Restaurants

Our Staff’s Top 5 Favorite Restaurants on Tybee

Whether you’re craving local seafood, or classic southern fare – Tybee Island has the restaurant and the dish for you! You might be surprised to learn that although Tybee is only 3 1/2 miles long, it features over 30 restaurants! Guests always ask us locals where we like to eat, so we thought we’d make it easy for ya’ll. These are our top 5 picks of Tybee Island Restaurants… favorite dish included.

Sundae Cafe

The late and revered Chef Kevin Carpenter has left behind a legacy with Sundae Cafe, 80e Gastropub, and the latest addition – The Cafe on 80.  Caitlin and Julianna both agree – you must try the spicy tuna wrap!

80e Gastropub

Krystal says they have the best wings on the island – hands down! This modern pub has a great atmosphere with many flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports teams.


AJ’s Dockside

Summer swears by the crab cake sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. Located on the back river with breath taking views of the sun setting behind Little Tybee Island. Aj’s Dockside restaurant also has fresh seafood!


Coco’s Sunset Grille

Carla loves the “Coco Marley”, a jerk chicken wrap. Coco’s also boasts spectacular marsh and sunset views… the name says it all.


Huc-a-poo’s Bites and Booze

You wouldn’t guess it by the laid back, dive bar atmosphere, but Huc-a-poo’s is one of our owner’s favorite places to eat! Stacye’s favorite dish is their grilled chicken salad.

So there you have it – straight from the sea horse’s mouth!

Our seasoned staff is very knowledgeable about all things Tybee. We love to support all the small, local businesses on the island.

Did you know there are no chain restaurants on the island? All Tybee Island restaurants are locally owned and operated. This is just one of the many qualities that make Tybee so charming and unique!

Now is the perfect time to book your next Tybee Island vacation. The beach isn’t too crowded, parking is plenty, and there are no long waits for the delicious dishes at these Tybee Island restaurants. Call us today at 800-786-5889 for off-season specials!


What To Do When It Rains On Tybee Island

There’s more to Tybee than you know…

We always hope for clear, sunny skies when we are on a beach vacation, but occasionally we are faced with unpleasant weather and the beach just isn’t an option. Lucky for us here on Tybee, there are many ways to spend a rainy day on our little island. Tybee Island may be small, but there are many things to do on the island indoors. Here is a rainy day itinerary that we made to help you make the best of inclement weather!


Start your day off right with a hot coffee from the Tybean. Take a stroll through all the art galleries and locally owned boutiques in the area, such as Seaside Sisters, the Misty Marsh Shoppe, and the Tybee Cottage Art Gallery. These shops are great for buying unique, handcrafted Christmas presents for your friends and family.



Hop on down to the Breakfast Club for brunch, or have lunch at Fannie’s… then take a stroll down Tybrisa and the Strand to take advantage of off-season deals! If you’re all shopped out, drop into the Marine Science Center and learn more about Tybee’s local marine life.



Grab a drink at Tybee Social Club and then catch a flick at the Tybee Post Theater. The next showing is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” a Christmas classic! Be sure the check the schedule often, as during the off-season the Tybee Post Theater has several movie showings, concerts and plays.


We hope this brief sample itinerary helps you get out of your rainy day funk. Rainy days are few and far between on Tybee Island, but we’ve got you covered for when mother nature does her thing. The weather is unpredictable, but there is always something to do and somewhere to stay dry on Tybee Island.

Ready to plan your next vacation? Call us at 800-786-5889 and ask about our off-season specials!

Experiencing the Holidays on Tybee

Holidays are better at the beach!

Sometimes, Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a stressful time of the year. We scramble last minute to prepare a Thanksgiving feast, we fight lines and crowds at the mall to ensure everyone gets what they want for Christmas, and even when we manage to get all the gifts and food prepared, often we still have an unsatisfied family member or two!


We have the perfect solution!

Tybee Island’s winter is randomly interspersed with warm and sunny days, so it’s the perfect place to escape the winter blues. Why not spend the holidays here? The sound of the waves crashing against the shore is absolutely tranquilizing and melts away the stress of the holidays.


We believe everyone in the family will be a lot more relaxed at the beach. The atmosphere on Tybee during off-season is even more laid back than summer (if you can imagine that!) It is mostly locals and families staying at this time. The winter months slow down the pace here on the island, and there will be times where it feels like you have to beach all to yourself. Being on the ocean has a natural, calming effect on us.


Not only will everyone be more zen over the holidays on the island, but there are still plenty of fun things to do here to keep everyone entertained. In fact, there is so much to do here over the holidays, there’s an entire website dedicated to it: Tybee for the Holidays


Tybee holiday events

Tybee Island Christmas Parade

Dec 2nd 1:00 pm

Start: 14th St parking lot

Ends: Tybee Gym at the YMCA (kids get a picture with Santa!)


A Lighthouse Christmas

Dec 2nd, 9th, and 16th

Where: Tybee Island Lighthouse

When: 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:30 pm


18th Annual Tybee Polar Plunge

Jan 1st 2018

Where: Tybee Pier and Pavilion


New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Dec 31st 12:00 am

Where: Tybee Pier and Pavilion


We still have some beautiful large homes available for you to rent!

1923 Chatham – Available for Thanksgiving

Lighthouse Livin’  – Available for Thanksgiving

McNeal’s Historic Cottage – Available for Thanksgiving


We still have several homes available for Christmas and New Year’s too! Please call us at 800-786-5889 for more information. Happiest of Holidays from everyone at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals!

We invite you to experience Tybee Island’s Endless Summer

Desoto Condo Rental on Tybee Island

tybee island's endless summer

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

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


Tybee’s Labor Day Beach Bash

5 reasons why you should spend your 2017 Labor Day on Tybee Island! Here are the upcoming events!

The Swingin’ Medallions! Who doesn’t love FREE live entertainment? This year the Swinging Medallions will perform on Sunday September 3rd from 7-10:30pm. We recommend you grab your favorite weekend beverage and head to the pier to check out this infamous band. They are known for their covers of classic beach music from the Beach Boys and many more!

Tybee Island Fireworks! Tybee Island will have a Firework display unlike any place in the world on Sunday! This Firework display will take place over the ocean with the summer stars in the background. We promise you will never forget this holiday spectacle!

BACON FEST! September 1-4th is Savannah’s Bacon Fest on River Street. Know any Bacon lovers? Take the short 15-minute trip to Savannah for all that is Bacon!

Beach Weather! The Sand in between your toes! Warm weather and warm water equal the perfect beach day!

BYE BYE SUMMER! Unfortunately, for most people, Labor Day weekend is the last big blow out of the summer. (Disclaimer: Not for us native Tybee folks!) Celebrate this weekend with family and friends in a luxury Oceanfront Cottage Vacation Rental. BOOK EARLY because we will book solid for that weekend!