Race time!

It is race time again! The time of year when there are tons of races to choose from! Here’s the down and dirty on the up coming races 🙂

Trick or Trot 5k/10k – Wilmington Island – October 26th

Warriors for William 5k – JF Gregory Park – October 27th


Woof Woof Run/Walk
– Habersham Village/Ardsley Park – November 2nd

Run for Dana 5k – JF Gregory Park – November 2nd

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 – Downtown Savannah – November 9th


KiDS Rock Savannah
– Daffin Park – November 10th

Flying Fortress 5k: The Race for CHARACTER COUNTS! – National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force – November 16th


PurpleStride Savannah
– Tybee Island – November 16th


Girls on the Run 5k
– Savannah State University – November 23rd

Trail of Hope 5k/10k – Skidaway Island State Park – November 23rd

United Way Savannah Turkey Trot 4 Miler – Daffin Park – November 28th

Enmark Savannah River Bridge Run – Talmadge Bridge – December 7th

Reindeer Run 8k – Hutchinson Island – December 14th

That’s a lot of miles! Get to movin’ 🙂

 

Halloween on Tybee Island

16344_1055351722145_5397404_nHalloween is almost here! Does everyone have their costumes ready?! Trick or treating will be held on the night of Halloween on the usual Lewis Avenue. I can’t wait to see some of the ghouls, ghosts, and goblins! (Princes and princesses too 🙂 Happy Halloween, everyone!16344_1055353002177_3708404_n

Tybee Temperatures

Temps
Courtesy of weather.com

We get this question all the time…”What is the weather like for that month?” This is not an easy question to answer! During the “winter”, I can be wearing shorts one day and a coat the next. Of course my definition of cold is probably completely different than most of yours! It is currently 73 degrees in the office and I am wearing a winter coat 🙂 That being said, here are the average temperatures for Tybee as well as the average rainfall. Hope this helps!

Precip
Courtesy of weather.com

 

 

 

 

Countdown to Pirate Fest!

ShipWho else is excited about next weekend? Have you procrastinated like me and are still on the hunt for a costume? There are still options! If you are looking to go all out, there are several costume stores around Savannah that probably have just about everything you would ever need to be the perfect pirate. But maybe you you are a little more crafty and don’t feel like spending that much money. Not a big deal! Homemade costumes are just as good, if not better! Just stop in to your Stacye and Carlalocal Goodwill or craft store. WikiHow has a great tutorial for making them. With a little imagination, you can turn everyday items into the perfect pirate or wench costume 🙂 That’s what some of our staff has done! You’d be surprised what you can do with a long dress and a little velvet. We’re so excited to see all of you you in your pirate garb this year!

If this is your first Pirate Fest, Tybee Island is taken over by pirates from all of the place. Three days full of pirates, wenches, and fun! We are only a week away! Don’t forget to say hello next Saturday. We will be on our very own Oceanfront Cottage pirate ship!Ray

Pirate Fest is Almost Here!

Ahoy maties! Pirate Fest is right around the corner. Do you have your peg legs and eye patches ready? For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, Pirate Fest is a 3 day festival full of pirates and their wenches, food, fun, music, activities for junior pirates, and lots of pirate booty. You can get a weekend pass for $22 (in advanced) or buy just for the individual days. Friday is $12, Saturday is $15, and Sunday is free. Be sure to look for us or even join in at the Pirate Victory parade! All you landlubbers grab your parrots and head on down to Tybee for a fun filled weekend. Hope to see you there! Arg 🙂

Talented Guests and Gorgeous Sandcastle!

Working Away
Working Away!

We recently had guests all the way from Soddy Daisy, Tennessee stay in our wonderful home “Madelyn’s.” They spent their first full day on the beach working on this fabulous sandcastle and wanted to share it with us. We thought that it was so great that we should share it with you 🙂

We love getting pictures from guests! If you have any, whether it be of the water, sand, or sky, feel free to send them to us and we might feature yours as well! Our e-mail address is info@oceanfrontcottage.com. Hope to see them coming through soon!

Sandcastle
The Finished Product!
All done!
Proud Sand Architects!

 

2013 SCAD Sand Arts Festival

Scad-snad-artsSand, sun, and more sand is what you saw if you were on beautiful Tybee’s north end of the beach on May 10th. SCAD held its annual Sand Arts Festival on Friday. The participants were able to choose to create sand art sculptures from the following categories: Sand Castles, Sand Sculptures, Sand Reliefs, and Wind Sculptures. Rewards were to be given for the best in each category along with an award for the best underwater creature from the first three categories sponsored by Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.
So if you happened to be on Tybee and saw a giant Octopus, maybe a mermaid, or strange “creatures” crawling out of the sand, it was not just your imagination. Instead, they were wonderful creations of the ever so talented professors, staff, students, and alumni of Savannah College of Art and Design!

Our Beautiful “Casa Verde”

We recently had a travel writer from the website Trekaroo.com stay in one of our gorgeous 6 bedrooms homes and write a lovely review about the home. This is what she had to say 🙂

“Over-the-top beach house in the shadow of Tybee’s iconic landmark. Perfect for large families or groups of friends. “

On our recent visit to the Tybee Wine Festival, we spent a lovely weekend at Casa Verde, a large gorgeous beach property offered for rent by Oceanfront Cottage Rentals.  This property has the best view on the island, with its location directly adjacent to Tybee’s historic lighthouse.  Wrap-around decks on all three floors and a rooftop seating area provide the perfect viewing area for the lighthouse, ocean, and most of the island! Continue reading “Our Beautiful “Casa Verde””

Who you calling a “Beach Bum?”

Every year since 1987, Tybee Island has held it’s annual Beach Bum Parade which is traditionally held in May. The parade route comes down Butler Avenue, and when parade floats come by onlookers have been know n to shoot each other with water. Each year the event is held rain or shine, and seems to grow in popularity with each event. Oceanfront Cottage Rentals manages several homes that are right along the parade route however, each year you can see us posted at either #2 2nd Avenue or #4 2nd Avenue with our water hoses, water pistols, and trash cans filled to the brim with our “ammunition” waiting on passers by. Continue reading “Who you calling a “Beach Bum?””