Tybee Critz Run 2015

critz-tybee-run-fest-logoThis little beach town is a great place for a run! Come down and participate in the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, 2.8 Mile Beach Run and 1 Mile Run.  You can choose all events or pick which you prefer. If you participate in all 5 events, the distances add up to 26.2 miles – a full marathon. Close to 5,000 people come here annually to join in on the fun. The Tybee Critz Run Fest has been recognized on the list of “2014 Top Races Worth Traveling to.”  The Critz Tybee Run Fest was the only race named in Georgia. Proceeds from the event are donated to organizations that foster education and healthy lifestyles.
There are several categories of winners and awards. They will give $10k to anyone that can beat the marathon world record. This fall Dennis Kimetto set a new world record in the marathon, clocking 2:02:57 at Berlin. He is the first man to run those 26.2 miles in under 2:03 and his time sparked speculation about when the two-hour barrier for the marathon might fall.
Basil’s Kiddie Run Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
North Beach Grill 5K Friday night at 6:00pm at the Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe 10K Saturday morning at 7:00am
CHU’S Half Marathon Saturday morning at 8:30am
Lighthouse Pizza 2.8 Mile Beach Run Saturday afternoon at 12:00pm
YMCA 1 Mile Run Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm

Tybee Mardi Gras 2015

Join in the fun for the 7th Annual Mardi Gras Tybee! This event is held annually on the last day before the beginning of Lent, February 12-14. It will include a Masquerade Ball, the Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, and the Mardi Gras Tybee Street Party that features free live entertainment & more! The parade will travel south on Butler and head towards the beach on Tybrisa Street.
TMardiGras2010he origin of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of “Boeuf Gras,” or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies. This is Tybee’s version of the holiday. We celebrate in gold, purple, and green! Put on your boa and mask to join in on the festivities!
Thursday, Feb. 12, Coco’s Sunset Grille will host the King Cake Party at 7 p.m. Dance to live music, and enjoy Cajun food and drink specials.
Friday, Feb. 13, Fannie’s on the Beach will host NOLA Night: Mardi Gras Kick-Off Party at 7 p.m. Taste a variety of Cajun dishes from the Big Easy buffet, and listen to live music. Advance Tickets are $15 or $18 at the door. Saturday, Feb.14, The Mardi Gras Street Party takes place from noon to 6 p.m. The party features Zydeco, blues and rock music from 3 – 6 p.m. Thrilling street performances entertain revelers as they enjoy the festival and colorful businesses in the area.The 2015 Mardi Gras Tybee Parade, with colorful floats, plenty of beads and marching bands, begins Saturday at 2 p.m.

Polar Plunge

Are you ready for the annual Polar Plunge? This event has become a Tybee tradition, held every January 1st to bring in the new year! Invigorate your soul with a cleansing plunge into the Atlantic and get a fresh start into 2015. In 2012, our little island beat the world record for the most people weaPolar_bear_swimmingring swimming caps in one place. 2,049 is the official number toppling Japan’s previous record of 500. Some people just run into the water knee-deep and run back out, instead of the full plunge. Temperatures have ranged 40-70 degrees in December, so perhaps this year will be a warm pleasant day that everyone can enjoy. Everyone dresses in costumes, and strange outfits for The Gang of Goofs contest that begins at 11am. Be sure to come out and witness the fun or join in! Details on how to enter and costs are listed below.

Entry FEE: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Tybee Post Theater member discount: $22.50 for adults and $13.50 for children.
You can register for the Polar Plunge or the Gang of Goofs contest in person at the Tybrisa Roundabout on Saturday, December 27, Sunday, December 28, Monday, December 29, and Tuesday, December 30, Wednesday December 31 from 1 pm – 4 pm or on Thursday, January 1 from 9am – 11:30am at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion (deadline to register for the Gang of Goofs contest on January 1st is 10:30am). All proceeds benefit the Tybee Post Theater.

Polar Plunge 2019  Youtube video

Thanksgiving Beach Time!

Thanksgiving at the Beach? Yes, Please! Sounds Amazing!

It’s that time of year again! Time to get together with your family and enjoy cherished recipes from your childhood. This tradition is even better at the beach! This year most of our larger homes are already reserved. We have nothing larger available. A few options are listed below that may still enable you to come to the beach and have a wonderful get together with your family. We also have some amazing condos still open; I will list a few of those combos as well.

Larger Homes:
Perfect View (sleeps 10)
(5 BR Home, Close to Ocean, 3 min walk.)free-thanksgiving-clip-art-4
The Sandcastle (sleeps 10)
(4 BR Bay-view Home, 8 min walk to beach.)
Smaller Homes that are both on the South end:
Orange U Beachy  (sleeps 8)
(3 BR Home, 5 min walk.)
Little Beach Cottage (sleeps 6)
(2 BR Cottage, 5-7 min walk to beach.)
Same building, North Beach:
Bentley’s (sleeps 8)
(3 BR Oceanfront Condo, w/ hot tub.)
Ocean Breeze (sleeps 10)
(3 BR Oceanfront Condo, w/ hot tub.)

Autumn comes to Tybee Island!

seaoats  The beach is a place where many people come to re-nourish their souls. Cares seem to wash away when the waves are kissing at your toes. That hectic life you ran away from seems so far away that you never want to return. A busy life is what we are accustomed to, but why? Life is so much more enjoyable strolling along the beaches searching for seashells and soaking up local color.
As summer drifts away, Autumn peeks her bashful head out and begins to bring down cool breezes. This begins a beautiful period here on Tybee. As the sea oats deepen from pale yellow to a deep gold, they wave in the wind and say farewell to hot weather. Fallen leaves prance along the ground daring you to dance along.
Sunsets are to die for! Skies are painted in reds, oranges, and even pinks. It’s hard not to smile while gazing at a gorgeous Tybee sunset. You can look forward to reading a book on the beach swings or watching the birds fly down to escape the harsh winters from up north. Scan the coastline to observe container ships bringing cargo into Savannah ports. The dolphins also chase the shrimping boats into port at Lazaretto Creek. The way the sunlight glistens over the top of the ocean will bring you peace of mind. You will be on cloud nine for days from the pure ecstasy of the simple things that most people take for granted. Science has proven that the beach cleanses your body of negative energy. It surely shows! A day on the beach is like a day in paradise.

Dance along the tides, wish upon the stars, and always have hope, even when there is none in sight.

(Photo by Caitlin Salter)

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!
800-786-5889

Warm summer wishes,
Oceanfront Cottage Rentals
(Photo by Caitlin Salter)

Mother’s Day is here!

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Inlet Breeze

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!

 

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

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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!

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Courtesy of weather.com