The Tybee Island Experience

Tybee Island is the prized island jewel of Coastal Georgia, nestled just east of Savannah outside of all the hustle and bustle of city life. You will know you’ve arrived once you pass over the Lazaretto Creek Bridge and peer out over the Cockspur Lighthouse and the area marina. You will see the waves breaking along the shore and if you are lucky you can catch the dolphins following the shrimp boats in. You may also see ttybeebeachhe big cargo ships cruising along the coastline. The neck of the Savannah River meets the Atlantic Ocean on North Tybee. On your left coming in, check out the Tybee Oaks which houses some of the best little shops on the island. Then, head down to the lighthouse at the first red light, just take a left. You can climb all 178 stairs to the top for an amazing view of the North side of Tybee.
As you make your way further south along Highway 80, you will notice a colorful array of homes and shops. We are all about some southern vintage charm! Don’t forget to check out the Pier area. This is the heartbeat of the island and where everyone wants to be in the summer. There is the Tybee Island Marine Science Center if you are bringing children along. It has a good selection of the area wildlife in their touch tanks. If you are feeling adventurous, you can plan a beach ecology trip through the Marine Science Center. Tour guides will direct you along the beach and show you some sites that you might not see otherwise.
As one of Georgia’s coastal islands, we enjoy a great variety of wildlife and natural wonders…The beaches are clean, the water brisk…come down and experience the wonder of island living…we’d love for you to stay with us! We offer 1-7 bedroom condos and homes, oceanfront and ocean view…You can check them all out on our website or feel free to stop by and see us in person!
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Warm summer wishes,
Oceanfront Cottage Rentals
(Photo by Caitlin Salter)

Mother’s Day is here!

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Sunday is Mother’s Day! Honor your mother in all the days of your life. One day you’ll look back and miss the time you never spent with her. You’ll miss those laughs and memories of the past long forgotten. Listen to the stories she tells and the life lessons she is passing along. Treat her with respect and kindness every day, not just the designated “Hallmark” holiday of Mother’s Day. You shouldn’t need someone to tell you to appreciate the people you love in your life. Think of that this year and reflect on changes you should make to better enjoy life and the people in it. What makes your mother special? What makes her mom? What have you done for her lately? Does she know how much you appreciate her? Make sure by planning a last minute getaway for your Mom! She deserves it! We can do a 2 night stay within 5 days of reservation check-in. Check out this adorable cottage, Inlet Breeze that is within walking distance of all the shops and pier on the South end of Tybee…

$728/2 nights last minute! What a deal, and what a great location. Take your lovely mother for a stroll down the beach and a nice little dinner at AJ’s Dockside! We are open until 9pm tonight!  (800-786-5889)

Saint Patrick’s Day!

It’s hard to believe that Savannah’s 189th Saint Patrick’s Day celebration is only 3 days away! Tomorrow, Tybee will kick off the festivities with the Irish Heritage Parade. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. at city hall.

For those of you that haven’t had a chance to experience the Savannah Saint Patrick’s Day parade on this lucky day, I will forewarn you that it is a riot! The parade is such aPup-Pup good time for all ages, but there is also history behind all of the fun.

Hibernians (natives of Ireland) marched the streets of Savannah in 1813 to honor the death of Saint Patrick of Ireland, giving way to Savannah’s very first Saint Patrick’s Day parade. As more Irish immigrants inhabited Savannah, the tradition became bigger and bigger until the parade became what it is today, the 2nd largest in the world!

Why not be a part of that, yourself? While most of Savannah is probably booked solid, we still have some amazing homes available with some great discounts 🙂 Just give us a call and join Oceanfront Cottage in celebrating on this awesome fun-filled day!  Erin go Bragh!

 

Tybee Critz Run

Friday, January 31st, starts 2014’s annual Tybee Critz Run. The first event is the North Beach Grill 5k that will begin at 6 by the Tybee Lighthouse. Be sure to rest up after that, because the following morning is the 7 a.m. Sundae Cafe 10k. Better run fast, the Critz Half Marathon starts at 8:30 sharp! Don’t use up all your energy just yet. The Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run will start as noon. You’re almost done! The YMCA 1 Mile Run starts at 1 p.m. You can partake in one, two, or all of the events! If you do sign up and run all five events, you will have completed a full marathon, 26.2 miles!

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Tybee Island Wedding Chapel

Finally, after several years the original steeple for our beautiful Tybee Wedding Chapel will rest atop the bell tower of the new ball room! On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 the steeple which was originally used during the movie, The Last Song, 1filmed on Tybee will reclaim its prominence in the perfect location for those visiting Tybee.

The steeple, a Tybee landmark, has sat quietly on the ground waiting to be used in conjunction with the original chapel building. It will be lifted and installed over the entry bell tower for the ballroom. The 2,850 square foot ballroom is under construction with an anticipated completion date of February 18, 2014. This will be a 97 day project from start to finish!

The steeple was not used during the renovation of the Tybee Wedding Chapel because of its height. However, it will now welcome those coming to Tybee for a beautiful wedding, reception, or just a tour!

We are proud of our new ballroom and this beautiful steeple that will welcome visitors from all over the world.

Yours truly,
Stacye C. Jarrell

Here are some pictures of the chapel, post movie. We’ll post new ones soon of the brand new Wedding Chapel 🙂

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Oceanfront Cottage Rentals on Tybee Island!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Oceanfront Cottage Rentals on Tybee Island!

Hello, all. The holidays are here! I can’t believe tomorrow is already Christmas. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals on Tybee Island would love to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a wonderful and prosperous New Year! Here are some photos for you to enjoy of the lights on Tybee! Wish you were here 🙂

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Christmas Pirate Ship at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals

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Tybee for the Holidays

christmas-beach-blue-treeWhat are your plans for the holidays? Why not spend them on Lighthousebeautiful Tybee Island!? We have several large homes available, perfect for making family holiday memories. No worries, we have small homes available as well. 🙂 What better way to spend time enjoying family this time of year than on the beach? Some of our homes are even decorated and ready to be occupied. Give us a call and we would love to find a perfect holiday home match for you!8 Sandlewood Come enjoy Tybee for the Holidays!

Tybee Island Christmas Parade

It’s that time of year again folks! The Tybee Island Christmas Parade is coming up shortly…….and everyone knows how much we love parades on Tybee 🙂

The Tybee Island Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday December 7th at 1PM. The parade will commence at the 14th Street parking lot located behind the Ocean Plaza Hotel, and continue up Tybrisa to Butler Avenue. The parade will then travel on to the Tybee Gym, where children will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Santa Clause. There will be surprises awaiting at the Tybee Gym.

Come out and experience Tybee for the holiday.

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Turkey OFCThanksgiving is right around the corner! Where does the time go!? Happy Thanksgiving!!What better way to spend Thanksgiving than on the beach surrounded by family, friends, food and of course the sand, sun, and sea! Oceanfront Cottage Rentals has several homes and condos with fully equipped kitchens that are available and ready for a turkey dinner in the oven!

We have a Thanksgiving special going on right now. If you book 3 or more nights, we can offer you your fourth night for free! Give us a call before the homes run out!