|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Designed for two, the Herons' Nest condo is a private and unique hideaway. Nestled in Tybee's historical Venetian Terrace District and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Backriver Inlet the Herons' Nest offers a quiet retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and rest and relaxation for hardworking couples. Lovingly designed by Tybee artists, Fred and Malinda Urvant, the condo reflects their eclectic Art-Deco style of design. Original paintings by the late Soho artist Larry Urvant and photographs by Fred Urvant adorn the walls. Restored Art-Deco furnishings and white tile floors complete the condo's cozy design.
Play on Tybee's scenic Backriver Beaches and return to your own private tropical garden to rest and relax. Enjoy a cool drink on your spacious screened porch or soak in the warm waters of your own private 4-person Jacuzzi. Rejuvenate in a soft-water shower and wrap yourself in fluffy towels of Egyptian cotton and sleep on European style linens. Luxury at the beach is only a moment away during your stay at the Herons' Nest.
We invite you to experience the true flavor of Tybee. Beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, historic sites, excellent cuisine and a laid-back 1950's culture. Since the early 1900's Tybee has been called a utopia and we could not agree more. Please join us at the Herons' Nest where pleasant memories begin.
Fred and Malinda Urvant
Fred and I are both transplants from the East Coast who met in Atlanta. Our dream was to return to the Atlantic Ocean and in 1994 we began a search for the perfect spot. I had been retired from Dupont Corp. after 20 years and Fred was ready to make a career change. Our search ended on Tybee in the Historic Back River District. My mother moved from Canada and settled on Tybee with us and my son and grandchildren settled in the city of Savannah.
Malinda Urvant purchased this condo in 1995
Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper.
** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.
You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.
Than you for everything! We had an amazing stay. your recommendations were so helpful as was your binder with all the menus!! The two person hot tub and the bikes were our favorites. The weather was so perfect to bike to everywhere and back. We will recommend Heron's nest to all of our friends and hope to return in the future, we loved Tybee!! Thank you for everything Malinda! Sarah and I had the best time on Tybee and met the nicest people. We will be back with the kids and with your spot on recommendations, we'll be in touch. Thank you, again. Our 11th anniversary was extra great thanks to you!
We enjoyed spending our 5th anniversary at your place and it was all we expected in our celebration of our 5 years of wedded bliss. We enjoyed our apt, the facilities and the hot tub. We had a great time!!!! at the Crab Shack on our anniversary and will be back for our 10th. Super place to eat and enjoy the evening. We had a great time in Savannah. We DID NOT enjoy having been there during the Orange Crush which was a bit alarming. We try not to be prejudicial but many people make that difficult to do. We will check the calendar before our next visit. Thanks you for your hospitality..
My husband and I stayed there for two days in March and it was perfect! We have to small children and wanted a couple of days for just us. The home was very clean and has everything we needed. The indoor hot tub is definitely a bonus. We will definitely stay again!
My husband and I stayed at The Herons Nest and it was the perfect place! We loved the hot tub and the privacy. Fred gave such wonderful recommendations of things to do and places to eat. The space was perfect for us and we cannot wait to come back! We are definitely going to book again, hoping for our anniversary every year!!
We had the most wonderful time, thank you so much Malinda and Fred; you really made us feel at home. We enjoyed everything, thank you for supplying the bikes; we took an enjoyable ride on them every day. Your place is so beautiful and peaceful,we loved sitting around on the property and relaxing and getting in the in room hot tub!!!! Thank you for the tour of your 3 story deck, we loved the view of Tybee Island and the Back River. We can't wait to come back again, we will be visiting the Heron's Nest again this summer. We have told all of our family and friends to take a trip to Tybee Island and stay at the Heron's Nest!!!!
We called last minute to rent this property. Malinda and Fred were so wonderful to accommodate us . We originally was going to stay 2 nights , but loved it so much decided to stay longer. This is the perfect place to stay for a couple of nights or a month if you have time. We live in California , but are planning a return trip . It was a highlight of out travels.
- This is not a condo, much less upscale as stated on their website, but a small 1st floor apt inside a house. You hear the owners above you, and can never feel totally private. It is a feeling of staying in your parents basement. The owners do not pester you, however you do see them daily.
- Mosquitoes. Bring lots of bug spray. They do provide some, but you will need more. We had to buy candles to also help with the bugs. While they have a lovely garden area, we could not use it because of the mosquitoes.
- TV’s are tiny
- Hot tub is indoor, connected to living area
- Beach access is 4 blocks, but taking the bike makes this very easy.
- House comes with beach towels, bikes, small boogie boards, carts, coolers, beach mats and beach chairs.
- There is a curling iron and hair dryer.
- Internet access and cable TV.
- Check the dates of all condiments/spices before using. We found many outdated items, including one from 2008.
- The pictures from their website are accurate.
- Bikes – we took the bikes all over the island
- Located in a quiet area
- Owners were very quick to respond and fix a flat tire on a bike
- The house was very clean
Historic Tybee Light House complex, Historic Fort Polaski,
Historic Savannah, Rails to Trails bike & walk path on the
Old Marsh Hen railroad, dolphin tours, shark fishing, shrimp
fishing fleet on Lazertto Creek, Marine Science Center, birding trails, seasonal art shows
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Apr 2015 - 15 Sep 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes||A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.|
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