Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Tybee Island - The Herons' Nest
Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)
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
- wheelchair accessible
- alternative lifestyle
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- Low Allergen Environment
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
About 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
Why Malinda Urvant chose Tybee Island
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.
What makes this condo unique
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.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a wonderful weekend! My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the Herons' Nest and exploring the island. The food recommendations were very helpful. We ate at the Breakfast Club both mornings---don't be discouraged by the line outside. Well worth the wait. We had the most amazing dinner at Sundae Cafe... don't be fooled by the outside! Very lovely and beyond our expectations. This was such a fun weekend and I hope we get to come back some day to explore more of the island, which was very easy to do with bikes provided. We loved everything! Thank you so much!