Tybee Island Pirate Fest 2018

Are you looking for an experience you will never forget?
The Annual Tybee Island Pirate’s Fest is an event you do not want to miss!
October 4-7th, 2018 Pirates (and wanna-be Pirates) will tybeeislandpiratefestivalarrive on Tybee Island for the annual festival. This weekend is filled with events for the entire family.

Thursday, October 4th is the Buccaneer Ball at the Crab Shack. 

This event is a big party filled with food, live entertainment, and introductions of the 2018 Pirate King and Queen. Purchase your Tickets Here. 

Friday, October 5th begins the Festival on the South End of Tybee. 

Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove (petting zoo, bouncy house, carnival, magic show and much more), and LIVE music performances begin at 6 pm at the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage.

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Courtesy of Visit Tybee.

Saturday, October 6th the fun continues. FIREWORKS!

Thieves Market, Little Matey’s Cove and the fun on the South end will continue. This year will be the introduction of  Beach Water Battle!!

1-2 pm is the Kids and Pet Costume Contest.

3 pm-5 pm is the Annual Pirate’s Parade! Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

6 pm is the Adult Costume Contest, followed by music and more on the Sweetwater Beer Garden Stage.  The festivities will continue into the night and end with a spectacular Fireworks display over the Atlantic Ocean.

Sunday, October 7th 

Little Matey’s Cove and Carnival opens back up with more exciting family-friendly experiences.

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Book your Pirate’s Festival Tybee Vacation Rental Here. 

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5 Reasons Tybee is Good for your Health

As you probably know, the ocean is good for the mind, body, and soul. People travel far and wide to Tybee Island, not for the Sugar Shack, not even for the Crab Shack, but for the beach!

The beach heals!

Its healing effects are many. We go to the beach because deep down we know that the wind, sand and waves will wash our worries away. Here are just a few health benefits the beach has to offer:

Sunshine – Get your daily dose of vitamin D simply by vegging out for a few moments by the sea. Vitamin D is good for bone strength and immune support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stress Relief – The color blue, the sound of the waves, the sun shining on your face… what do they all have in common? They are incredibly soothing! Many people report getting a much better night’s sleep after a day at the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ample Opportunities to Exercise – The sand creates more resistance than pavement, so walking or running on the beach is more of a workout and really strengthens those muscles! Swimming is an exercise great for those with injuries or weak joints as it’s much gentler on the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural elements as beauty enhancers – Skip the expensive facial and let the sand and salt water air give your skin an all natural, sun kissed glow. Also, who doesn’t love a nice tan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimming in Salt Water – The ocean’s salt water is full of natural minerals that the body needs, such as magnesium, potassium, and iodine. Magnesium alone is so beneficial for the brain and it helps relieve anxiety.

The beach is truly the best environment for healing – it has all sorts of natural elements that make it holistic – good for your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.  Plan your next getaway on Tybee Island with us today… it’s good for your health!

 

Top Spots to Kindle Romance on Tybee Island

Happy Valentine’s Day!

There are so many romantic spots on Tybee Island to celebrate with your beloved. The sea has been inspiration for love and romance as far back as we can remember. Tybee’s expansive shoreline offers couples the opportunity to walk along the beach, hand in hand, for miles… a pastime that has always been revered in the world of romance.

Tybee Island offers a magical backdrop for falling in love. Take for example my parents: Their first date was a walk along the beach at sunset, my Dad proposed on top of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and they were married on North Beach. Tybee’s ambience  offers ample opportunities to spark romantic moments.

 

 

 

 

This Valentine’s Day, take your partner to watch the sunrise on the main pier, walk along the beach, rest on a beach swing, have a romantic dinner at a local restaurant, and end the day watching the sunset at the back river. 

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Romantic Getaways at Oceanfront Cottage Rentals

Our accommodations offer several luxurious and romantic features, so that you won’t even need to leave the property to invoke a little romance. Here are some of our favorite places to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones:

Enjoy rocking with your partner on the porch of “Little Beach Cottage”

Relax poolside soaking up sunshine with your beloved at “Captain TY-B”

Get cozy in the hammock with your sweetheart on the screened in porch at “McNeal’s Historic Cottage”

Even if you’re not coupled, we think all types of love should be honored on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy these spots for a peaceful moment of solitude or with a friend!

During the month of February, we are offering a special: Buy 2 nights, get the 3rd FREE! There’s still time to plan a romantic getaway on Tybee, call us at 800-786-5889 to book one of our beautiful homes today.

Book Directly with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and Save! #bookdirect

Did you know that you could save up to 20% on your next vacation? Over the past several years Online Travel Agents masked with names like HomeAway, VRBO, AirBnB and much more have increased their “convenience fee”. This fee is basically a fee to use their site. The majority of the homes listed are actually managed by a Vacation Rental Company.

Imagine this…..

So let’s say you have already booked through one of these Online Travel Agents. Who do you call when the Air Conditioner does not work in your home? Who do you call when you need a recommendation for the best pizza in town? What do you do when your hot tub stops working? What about if half of the house does not have power? Who do you call if you have a question about how to use a fireplace?

Definitely not the Online Travel Agent that you submitted your Reservation request through. Their “Customer support” is just a call center somewhere.

Now, Imagine this…

You call Oceanfront Cottage Rentals and speak to a vacation expert. You ask questions about a few homes and then they email you a few more options. Then you call to make your reservation…and find out we are running a special during your vacation week! You save hundreds of dollars! You have a peace of mind knowing that when you arrive you have a 24 local staff to answer your questions and guide you through your vacation experience!

I bet you can think of a few other ways to spend 100’s of dollars, right?

However you decide to plan your Tybee Vacation, just know that with Oceanfront Cottage Rentals…you matter! #bookdirect

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Top 5 Tybee Island Restaurants

Our Staff’s Top 5 Favorite Restaurants on Tybee

Whether you’re craving local seafood, or classic southern fare – Tybee Island has the restaurant and the dish for you! You might be surprised to learn that although Tybee is only 3 1/2 miles long, it features over 30 restaurants! Guests always ask us locals where we like to eat, so we thought we’d make it easy for ya’ll. These are our top 5 picks of Tybee Island Restaurants… favorite dish included.

Sundae Cafe

The late and revered Chef Kevin Carpenter has left behind a legacy with Sundae Cafe, 80e Gastropub, and the latest addition – The Cafe on 80.  Caitlin and Julianna both agree – you must try the spicy tuna wrap!

80e Gastropub

Krystal says they have the best wings on the island – hands down! This modern pub has a great atmosphere with many flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite sports teams.

 

AJ’s Dockside

Summer swears by the crab cake sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. Located on the back river with breath taking views of the sun setting behind Little Tybee Island. Aj’s Dockside restaurant also has fresh seafood!

 

Coco’s Sunset Grille

Carla loves the “Coco Marley”, a jerk chicken wrap. Coco’s also boasts spectacular marsh and sunset views… the name says it all.

 

Huc-a-poo’s Bites and Booze

You wouldn’t guess it by the laid back, dive bar atmosphere, but Huc-a-poo’s is one of our owner’s favorite places to eat! Stacye’s favorite dish is their grilled chicken salad.

So there you have it – straight from the sea horse’s mouth!

Our seasoned staff is very knowledgeable about all things Tybee. We love to support all the small, local businesses on the island.

Did you know there are no chain restaurants on the island? All Tybee Island restaurants are locally owned and operated. This is just one of the many qualities that make Tybee so charming and unique!

Now is the perfect time to book your next Tybee Island vacation. The beach isn’t too crowded, parking is plenty, and there are no long waits for the delicious dishes at these Tybee Island restaurants. Call us today at 800-786-5889 for off-season specials!

 

What To Do When It Rains On Tybee Island

There’s more to Tybee than you know…

We always hope for clear, sunny skies when we are on a beach vacation, but occasionally we are faced with unpleasant weather and the beach just isn’t an option. Lucky for us here on Tybee, there are many ways to spend a rainy day on our little island. Tybee Island may be small, but there are many things to do on the island indoors. Here is a rainy day itinerary that we made to help you make the best of inclement weather!

Morning

Start your day off right with a hot coffee from the Tybean. Take a stroll through all the art galleries and locally owned boutiques in the area, such as Seaside Sisters, the Misty Marsh Shoppe, and the Tybee Cottage Art Gallery. These shops are great for buying unique, handcrafted Christmas presents for your friends and family.

 

Afternoon

Hop on down to the Breakfast Club for brunch, or have lunch at Fannie’s… then take a stroll down Tybrisa and the Strand to take advantage of off-season deals! If you’re all shopped out, drop into the Marine Science Center and learn more about Tybee’s local marine life.

 

Evening

Grab a drink at Tybee Social Club and then catch a flick at the Tybee Post Theater. The next showing is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” a Christmas classic! Be sure the check the schedule often, as during the off-season the Tybee Post Theater has several movie showings, concerts and plays.

 

We hope this brief sample itinerary helps you get out of your rainy day funk. Rainy days are few and far between on Tybee Island, but we’ve got you covered for when mother nature does her thing. The weather is unpredictable, but there is always something to do and somewhere to stay dry on Tybee Island.

Ready to plan your next vacation? Call us at 800-786-5889 and ask about our off-season specials!

We invite you to experience Tybee Island’s Endless Summer

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Sure, the idea of Fall is extremely appealing; but do those short days & cold weather have you craving a little beach time?

On Tybee Island we love our “Endless Summer” Beach Season. This time of year is right after Labor Day and goes all the way up until Thanksgiving. The crowds have subsided. Tybee Island becomes a hidden beach retreat! The daytime weather is usually a warm 80ish and a crisp cool temperature in the evenings.

After a relaxing day at the beach, throw on a light jacket, and head out to one of the local restaurants for live music and happy hour specials! One of our favorite Endless Summer hot spots is the North Beach Bar and Grill. Or, imagine yourself under a Tybee sunset, filled with a sky that has turned orange and purple, grilling for your family and friends.

If those thoughts are not enough to have you rushing to book your beach getaway, before the hectic holidays, check out our discounts and specials!

Here is our pick of 5 Tybee Rentals that will have you swooning for an Endless Summer Getaway! #endlesssummer

Villa By The Sea Tybee Rental Oceanfront Cottage Rentals
Villa By The Sea #heatedpool #hotub

Desoto Condo Rental on Tybee Island
101 Desoto “Belle of the South” #pool #balcony

Brass Rail condo on Tybee Island. Brass Rail 315
Brass Rail 315 “Paradise on Tybee” #pool #location

59 Captain's View 6 Bedroom Rental on Tybee Island.
59 Captain’s View #heatedpool #comfortable

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Captain Tybee #heatedpool #porches

 

Tybee’s Labor Day Beach Bash

5 reasons why you should spend your 2017 Labor Day on Tybee Island! Here are the upcoming events!

The Swingin’ Medallions! Who doesn’t love FREE live entertainment? This year the Swinging Medallions will perform on Sunday September 3rd from 7-10:30pm. We recommend you grab your favorite weekend beverage and head to the pier to check out this infamous band. They are known for their covers of classic beach music from the Beach Boys and many more!

Tybee Island Fireworks! Tybee Island will have a Firework display unlike any place in the world on Sunday! This Firework display will take place over the ocean with the summer stars in the background. We promise you will never forget this holiday spectacle!

BACON FEST! September 1-4th is Savannah’s Bacon Fest on River Street. Know any Bacon lovers? Take the short 15-minute trip to Savannah for all that is Bacon!

Beach Weather! The Sand in between your toes! Warm weather and warm water equal the perfect beach day!

BYE BYE SUMMER! Unfortunately, for most people, Labor Day weekend is the last big blow out of the summer. (Disclaimer: Not for us native Tybee folks!) Celebrate this weekend with family and friends in a luxury Oceanfront Cottage Vacation Rental. BOOK EARLY because we will book solid for that weekend!