Frequently Asked Questions

Find some of the most frequently asked questions of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals below. If you have additional questions please contact our office today!

Tybee Island has one grocery store, IGA Tybee Market. This grocery store is located mid island just past 11th st on the right. The IGA has a grocery delivery service for those that wish to arrive and have your groceries already in your rental. 

There are also 2 Publix Grocery stores and a Kroger Grocery store that is less than a 15 minute drive from Tybee. 

KrogerAddress495 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410

PublixAddress4717 Hwy 80 E Ste B, Savannah, GA 31410

PublixAddress155 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Savannah, GA 31410

 

The North end of Tybee is the quieter, more family oriented and most laid back part of the island.  It is less congested and has more of a “neighborhood environment.”  The South end of Tybee is busier with more shops, restaurants and nightlife close by.  The Pier and Pavilion are on the South end of Tybee and there is a large sand bar that extends on low tide on the Southern tip of Tybee.

Tybee Island is accessible by road on U. S. Hwy 80 that begins in San Diego, California.  Tybee Island is just 18 miles or 25 minutes to Historic Savannah, Georgia.  Tybee Island is considered to be Savannah’s Beach.

Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC allows an online “hold” until your reservation is confirmed.  Our friendly reservation staff will call you or you may call us to finalize your reservation.  Our knowledgeable staff wants to make sure that the home you select is perfect for your stay.  We will discuss the amenities of the each home, its location, the number of Guests planning to come and make sure that the home is a perfect fit for your upcoming trip.  We try to lend our local knowledge of the island and personal understanding of each home to make sure section is perfect. Call or Email us now! We look forward to helping you!

The homes of Oceanfront Cottage Rentals, LLC have all the linens, towels, hand towels, bath matts, wash cloths and kitchen towels you would expect to find based on the number of people who will be staying in the home.  Please bring your beach towels! See our Rental Policies for more information!

Yes, Tybee Island is known for great restaurants.  Sundae’s Café has won many awards as one of the finest restaurants in Chatham County, AJ’s Dockside Restaurant is equally wonderful.  Coco’s Sunset Grill is a great place for sunsets and wonderful seafood.  Tybee has approximately 30 excellent restaurants at all price points and many are reasonably priced for families. Check out the full list of Tybee Restaurants on our Where to Eat section.

The South end of Tybee along Tybrisa is known for music and dancing.  Huc A Poo’s frequently has bands and live music, as well.

You are welcome to park your additional vehicle in the Oceanfront Cottage Rentals office parking area free of charge. 

We will have a maintenance personnel place a decal on the inappropriately parked car, which warns them that they may be towed. We have no control over people who illegally park in a designated parking spot. 

The pet fee is $95, plus tax for one pet. If you're bringing multiple, it is $65 per pet, plus tax. 

We do not offer any beach gear with our rentals. There are some places on the island that rents beach gear. They will deliver to the property and pick items back up when you depart. The below companies provide beach towels, chairs, umbrellas and other items. 

Tim's Beach Gear

Burke's Beach Rentals  

We require a 50% deposit, and the total is due when you check in unless you purchase CSA travel insurance, then the balance is due 30 days prior to check in! 

If the home is pet friendly, the pet is $95 plus tax for one pet, and $65 plus tax per pet for 2. 

If 911 are needed, call them FIRST! You can reach our after-hours call person at 800-786-5889. Please leave a voicemail and someone will get back with you. We forward the phones to a cell phone and take this home with us. We are not open 24 hours a day.

Send it to us at 717 1st St. Tybee Island, GA 31328. Put the name of the home you are staying on the package, if possible. Don’t deliver it to the home as it may arrive before or after your stay.

You do not have to do anything with linens. If you want to gather your towels in one area, housekeeping would love you, however this is not a requirement. Leave linens on the beds, it is easier for housekeeping to keep up with everything.

  1. Load and start your dishwasher if you have dirty dishes. You do not have to unload it.
  2. Take your garbage to the outside receptacles.
  3. Bring your keys back to the office by 10am. There is a black drop box beside our front door if you leave before we open at 9am.

Our company policy is that you cannot receive your keys until that time. You can call the day before and we may be able to get you in an hour or so early, IF it is NOT rented the night before you arrive. (In summer, early check-ins would be RARE as we are usually at capacity) If someone checks out at 10am that morning, housekeeping will not be done cleaning until 3pm. If you come to check-in at 11am or even 2:30pm, you will need to return at 3pm to pick your keys up. We cannot give you keys before it is ready to occupy. We work hard to make sure everything is ready and clean for you. Maintenance may also be working to fix an issue. During summer, we book these homes back to back, so trying to get in to do routine maintenance is difficult. They need those 5 hours to maintain and keep the home beautiful!

We are at 717 1st St. just past the first stop light on the left. We are next door to the Chevron gas station and across the street from the post office. Our building is a yellow house with a turquoise roof. Our office is upstairs on the 2nd floor.  We do not have an elevator. If you cannot climb stairs or are disabled, call us when you arrive and we will come downstairs to help you. If you get to the 2nd stop light, you have gone too far. Turn around and look for us on the right after the 24 hour Ice Machine.

Yes, as long as you call with their names and they are at least 25 years old.  We will give them the keys and directions at 3pm. Some people think that adding the name to the guest list gives them permission, but it does not. You need to let us know if someone else is arriving first. If not, we will call you and ask your permission. This is difficult as you may be driving/flying and not able to answer. We cannot give them keys to your rental home without hearing from you. We do still need to see you to officially check-in and to get a copy of your ID. If you are arriving late, you may stop by the next day to see us.

No, housekeeping comes before your stay and after you leave. There are not fresh towels every day. There is a washer and dryer in each of our homes. (1 bedroom condos have a shared coin washer/dryer) If you want to schedule an additional cleaning, you may do so at an additional cost.

 


You  will have a regular drip Mr. Coffee coffeemaker. You may want to bring extra filters and your good coffee (if you prefer a certain kind.)  We give you a few filters, a few small packs of Maxwell House coffee and sugar/creamer packets.

Dogs are NOT allowed on the beach at any time. Tybee Police will fine you $300 for bringing your dog on the beach. Dogs are welcome at the two Tybee dog parks and you can take them even to some restaurants. You must have the pet on a leash.