Tybee Mardi Gras 2015 December 31st, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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.
The 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 Partyat 7 p.m. Dance to live music, and enjoy Cajun food and drink specials.
Friday, Feb. 13, Fannie’s on the Beach will hostNOLA 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.
Tybee Restaurant Week December 28th, 2014OceanFront Cottage
So, you enjoy dining out at restaurants and also enjoy a good deal? Come down for Tybee Restaurant Week!
No problem, during Jan 16-25 you can eat for a fraction of the normal cost during Tybee Island Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer 3-course “prix fixe” (pre-determined) dinner menus for $25-30/per person. Pricing does not include tips, be sure to bring a little extra for the wait staff.You can select from a choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts. You do not need to buy a ticket or coupon; just dine out at participating restaurants. You can also prompt to order from the regular menu if you prefer.
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 wearing 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.
Thanksgiving Beach Time! November 9th, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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.) 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! September 13th, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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, Autumnpeeks 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.
The Tybee Island Experience July 22nd, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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 the 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 lighthouseat 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! May 10th, 2014OceanFront Cottage
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)
Tybee’s Marine Science Center April 19th, 2013OceanFront Cottage
Looking for something to do on Tybee? On the south end of the island, right behind the pier is Tybee’s Marine Science Center. It is perfect for children or anyone wanting to learn about the local aquatics, turtles, or anything to do with the sea for that matter 🙂 Continue reading “Tybee’s Marine Science Center”