Something for Everyone on Tybee Island

Don’t miss these upcoming events on Tybee Island!

Tybee may be small, but summertime on the island is packed full of fun activities for all ages. Whether you’re coming to Tybee Island for a family vacation, a romantic getaway, or you’re a low country local looking for a beach “stay-cation”, there is something for everyone here on the island.

Movies on the Island

Many beach vacationers are seeking family friendly events. Too sunburnt to beach bum? Although the closest movie theatre is in Savannah, if you’re interested in seeing a flick on the island, there are several options! Check out the showing of “Sing” at Memorial Park on June 17th right after sunset. This marks the first of many “Movies in the Park” this summer!

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One of Tybee's lush parks
One of Tybee’s lush parks
The historic and charming Tybee Post Theater
The historic and charming Tybee Post Theater

Bummed out about a rainy day? Stay dry indoors at Tybee Post Theater and check out their Summer Family Movie Series, featuring movies like “Moana” and “The Jungle Book”. They are also featuring “Gray’s Reef Tuesdays” which includes weekly showings of fascinating films about marine life and the Georgia coast.

Sunset Evenings

No children to entertain? Tybee also offers things to do for couples craving a date night. The Tybee Island Lighthouse is offering sunset tours during the month of June.  These tours are small and cozy. There is no better way to end a beach day than to witness the sprawling Tybee sunset with 360 degree views from the lighthouse.  After the sunset, end your romantic evening with local music at the Tybee Post Theater; “Tybee City Limits” is a recurring event that features local musicians.

Tybee Lighthouse
Tybee Lighthouse

These are just a few of the upcoming summer events here on Tybee. As the summer rolls on, there are sure to be more activities announced. Check in with us here at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals to get the local scoop! You can also visit websites such as VisitTybee.com and DiscoverTybee.com to stay up to date.

Happy Sea Turtle Week!

 Tybee Island Sea Turtles

Tybee Island is notorious for its strong devotion to sea turtles! As you’ll notice, there are “turtle crossing” signs on highway 80, all of the directional signs on the island are in the shape of sea turtles, and there is a large, shiny sea turtle next to the welcome sign when you first enter onto the island.

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Tybee Island’s welcome sign features a sea turtle!

Tybee Turtle Trot 5k

Tybee recently hosted its 13th annual Turtle Trot 5k, which included the release of rehabilitated sea turtle, “Pikes Peak” back into the ocean. There was a great turnout, and all of the proceeds went to the Tybee Island Marine Science Center’s Sea Turtle Conservation fund. At the Turtle Trot 5k, I was fortunate enough to pick the brain of Allie King, a community engagement member of the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island.

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Left: Allie King (Georgia Sea Turtle Center) Right: Julianna Delgado (Oceanfront Cottage Rentals)

Tybee Sea Turtle Fun Facts

  • Only 1 in 4,000 juvenile sea turtles make it to adulthood
  • Loggerhead sea turtles are not considered adults until they reach 60 years old
  • A sea turtle’s sex cannot be determined until they reach 30 years old
  • Their sex is determined by the temperature of the sand that their eggs are laid in – “girls are hot, boys are cool”
  • Sea turtles use the moonlight to guide them back to sea. This is why the artificial light is so harmful to them – it can mislead them!
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Pikes Peak gets released into the ocean on Tybee’s South Beach

Sea Turtle Nesting Season on Tybee

Remember, the sea turtles that visit Tybee to nest are either threatened or endangered. It is up to us to ensure they will continue to visit Tybee. Don’t forget to turn your lights off if they are near the beach by 9 pm during nesting season which is from May 1st – October 31st. You can also volunteer your time with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project!

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Sea turtles are a huge part of Tybee’s identity

 

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.

Ga Seminars by the Sea 2017

Tomorrow we welcome the Georgia Seminar by the Seas to beautiful Tybee Island. These lovely ladies come to our island every year for instructional classes in ceramic china painting. We house them in some of our homes and condos, so they can spend their time here in luxury. Stay tuned for photos of some of the completed arts; they truly are gifted. We couldn’t be more excited to have our annual guests down.

These are some of their previous beauties and we will have an update with new pieces from this year!

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Special extended to include February

 Oceanfront Cottage Rentals will be extending its current special throughout February as well! The Tybee Weekend Winter getaway deal is Book 2 nights and get your 3rd night FREE on all new reservations!

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Give us a call today to take advantage of this great deal! Temperatures are in 70’s this week and the island is just beautiful. We just love basking in the sun and kicking back on the beach swings with a good book. Sorry, people up North that are snowed in. We don’t mean to brag! Give us a call and get away to warmer weather at discounted rates.

This property below is 1923 Chatham with oceanfront views from its beautiful living /dining room area. This home has direct access to the back river from a walkway off the yard. Enjoy the view from the hot tub looking out over the ocean. You won’t want to leave once you are there! Tybee Island has a special kind of charm that keeps you coming back year after year.

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Where to eat for Christmas!

So, where to eat for Christmas on Tybee Island? What will be open? Here are some places on the island that will be open, and there won’t be any need to drive into Savannah. Celebrate the season Tybee style!

Christmas Eve Dining:

Agave Bar & Grill (402 First Street; 912-472-9022) will be open 11am – 3pm.

Bernies Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 11am – 8pm.

Lighthouse Pizza North (1105 Highway 80 E.: 912-786-9874) will be open 5pm – 10pm.

Lighthouse Pizza South (15 Tybrisa Street: 912-786-9874) will be open 12pm – 5pm.

Rock House Bar & Grill (1518 Butler Avenue: 912-786-7176) will be open 11am – 3am.

Tybean Art & Coffee (1213 E. US Highway 80; 912-224-5227) will be open 8am – 5pm.

Wet Willies (16 Tybrisa Street: 912-786-5611) will be open 9am – 6pm. Specials will be announced.

Christmas Day:

Bernies Oyster House (13 Tybrisa Street; 912-786-5100) will be open 12pm – 7pm.

Lighthouse Pizza North (1105 Highway 80 E.: 912-786-9874) will be open 5pm – 10pm.

Rock House Bar & Grill (1518 Butler Avenue: 912-786-7176) will be open 11am – 3am.

Wet Willies (16 Tybrisa Street: 912-786-5611) will be open 5pm – 12am. Specials will be announced.

 

Oceanfront Cottage welcomes 5 Driftwood Court!

We now manage 5 Driftwood Court in Officer’s Row, a prestigious neighborhood here on Tybee Island. This 5 Bedroom, 3 ½ Bath Home will sleep 12 comfortably and is an easy 2 minute walk to the beach on a wooden walkway going out. Most of the bedding is brand new and there are televisions in every bedroom. Step out onto one of two oceanview wrap around porches and enjoy the relaxing ocean breeze. This home is truly an island jewel and is ready to book today!

In the area: Officer’s Row is a historic area on Tybee Island. 5 Driftwood Court is located on the beach/oceanside of Officer’s Row. The Officer’s Row was once used as a parade ground for soldiers stationed at near by Fort Screven. Many of the homes in this quaint and quiet area were constructed many years ago and as such, they are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As you enter this quiet neighborhood you will drive past years of history. As with most homes in the Savannah and Tybee Island area, there are plaques from Historic foundations found on these homes giving the dates of construction of the home and often times, the name(s) of the builder.

https://www.oceanfrontcottage.com/listings/5-driftwood-court

Eight Places to soak away your worries!

Who needs some “me” time? We know with everyone’s hectic schedules that it is very hard to take some time for yourself. Make sure to take care of yourself so that you can bring the best version of yourself to the table. You could spend your whole vacation just soaking and relaxing in these spacious tubs in some of the most beautiful homes on Tybee. There are eight below, but we have many more! Make this trip one that will refresh you to the core and bring your soul back from the dead. We also have some great area spas for those girls’ trips to the Savannah/Tybee area:

Salt Water Spa
Sweet Water Spa
Spa Bleu
Milan Day Spa

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Vacation Rental Holiday Checklist -Thanksgiving 101

You have decided to spend the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday on Tybee Island and we couldn’t be more thankful for you! Staying in a Vacation rental for the Thanksgiving Holiday is an excellent idea for so many reasons.

As a valued guest of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals ™ we wanted to remind you of a few things to help make your Vacation rental stay more enjoyable!

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Check in time is at 3:00pm and Check out time is at 10:00am. Please come to our office to check into your Vacation home.

Once you have arrived to Tybee Island you will need to come to the Oceanfront Cottage Rentals office to complete your check in process. When all registration is completed we will happily help you with directions to your Vacation rental home, pass off the home keys, and any pertinent information.

Check in tips:

  • We accept cash and credit cards only at check in.
  • If you would like to pay your balance in advance please call our office. 800-786-5889
  • A copy of the person’s ID, who is named on the contract, will be needed. We will need that person to come into the office.
  • If you have issues with stairs please call our office. We will happily arrange to meet you downstairs to complete the check in process.
  • If you would like someone other than yourself to pick up the keys to your vacation rental. Please contact our office to make these arrangements.

Packing tips:

  • There are no beach towels or beach equipment in the rental homes.
  • The owner agrees to provide a start-up kit which includes the following items: 2 rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, 1 roll of paper towels, one container of dish washing detergent, a sponge, several trash bags, 2 dishwasher tablets and 1 travel size box of laundry detergent soap.
  • Bath towels and sheets are provided.
  • Tybee Island’s IGA Grocery store offers a grocery delivery service. Please call 912-786-4601 or visit http://tybeemarketiga.com/.

If you will be arriving after office hours please contact our office so that we are able to instruct you on the after hour check in process.

Below is a helpful map that shows you exactly where the Oceanfront Cottage office is located.

We are located right past the 4 way stop at Campbell Avenue and Highway 80 on the left side of the road. The Tybee Island Post office is directly across the street from our office. Look for a large Pirate ship on the left side of the road!

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Frequently Asked Tybee Questions

We put together some helpful tips. Maybe your coming to Tybee soon and you need to Rent some beach gear! Maybe your already here and its after hours! So we put this together to help you no matter what the case maybe!

Grocery Stores:

Tybee Market IGA

IGA On Tybee Island

Kroger(10 Minute Drive)

Kroger on  Wilimington Island

Publix (15 Minute Drive)

Publix on Wilminton Island

Bowie’s Seafood

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Scuba Steve’s Seafood

Scuba Steve's Seafood on wilmington island

Remember on your way to Tybee you must check in to our office before entering your rental. Check in is at 3pm. If you would like an early check in please call the day before to see if your rental will be ready. Running behind? No Worries! Give us a call and we will put your rental keys and directions in a sealed envelop that will have your name of it. Office closed? Having a maintenance emergency?  Give us a call @ 800-786-5889 Tell us in a detailed message what is going on and our staff will give you a call back. We will even come to the island in extreme cases and fix the issue you right away!

First time to Tybee Island? Not sure where to eat? Don’t stress! We got the Best!

                                                                                                    Coco’s Sunset Grill

Coco's Sunset grill Tybee Island

A-J’s Dockside

A-js Dockside on Tybee

       Sundae Cafe

Sundae Cafe

That’s just naming a few. There are many others! When you come into the office the staff will give you a “Where to eat at the beach” magazine then we’ll even tell you all our personal favorites! That way you can visit Tybee local style!

Tybee Island is only 3 1/2 miles long! No need to drive everywhere,  especially when it cost to park everywhere beside your rental! Rent bikes to cruise down the beach and ride all over the island! Need beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and a baby wagon! Call our friend Tim he will even delivery everything to your rental and pick it up when you check out!

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