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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 Back River 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 Back River 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

Keywords: Condo

More Details

Owner
Malinda Urvant
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

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 Coastal Georgia

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

Thank you for providing everything to make our relaxing vacation feel like home. We enjoyed the bikes, garden and hot tub and appreciate all of your suggestions for places to eat and things to do.



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Mar 2017
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Tybee Island in Chatham County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • White and black tile with white oak chair paneling and molding. Decor is art deco with blue accents. Full shower and bath with over sized sink. White hotel bath towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress and two additional mattress toppers. Quality 600 count Biltmore linens with imported maltise coverlet and shams. Extra pillows and quilt provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private tropical garden, indoor 4 person Jacuzzi, complimentary coffee, tea and wine, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, electric fireplace, paper products and soaps provided, beach bicycles, beach equipment and coolers.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveller reviews)

Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 192 reviews
Wichita, KS
5

Nice quite stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. Walked over to the back water beach every night to enjoy the sunset. Beautiful! AJ's Dockside Restaurant is only a few blocks away also and has very good food. The owners live on site and are very nice. The kitchen is galley style so it is a little cramped but does have everything you need to cook your meals. Very clean and we would definitely rent again if we return to Tybee. Thanks for the great stay Fred and Malinda!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tybee and the Herons' Nest make a very comfortable vacation. Stay 2 days or a week and you will leave rested and relaxed. The back to the 50's atmosphere is a refreshing change from the the normal fast paced stresses of everyday life . We call this feeling "TYBEE TIME". While away your time in your private garden or spacious art-deco screened porch or walk to restaurants and shops or swim in the Atlantic Ocean. See our historical Tybee Light House or visit the newly restored Post Theater only minutes away on this tiny picturesque island. We welcome you to join Fred and I on "TYBEE TIME" in this island paradise. Malinda
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5

Exactly How They Described It

  • 5 of 5

I believe what you will appreciate about this property after visiting the Island is it is located AWAY from the tourist side. It's within walking distance to the quiet part of the beach as well as an awesome restaurant that you can sit outside at. The owner was very polite and helpful. Will visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Becky, Thank you for the wonderful review. You appreciate the same aspects of the Herons' Nest location that Fred and I saw 20 years ago when we relocated to Tybee Island. Due to the building height limit on Tybee we have been able to retain our quiet area on the Back River. It is amazing how a few blocks away Tybee is having a jam fest and we are still quiet and calm. Hope we will see you on a future stay. fred and Malinda
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5

Perfection!

  • 5 of 5

I can't tell you how much we love Malinda and Fred! They are the perfect hosts! They are around if you need them for something, otherwise, you don't see them. We stayed in Heron's Nest for our Honeymoon eight years ago, and have stayed for two anniversaries, and we have been delighted with every stay.The apartment is absolutely spotless! The bed is so comfortable with the extra padding and sumptuous linens. With an abundance of bath linens, including beach towels and kitchen linens, you are never lacking! The washer and dryer make laundry a breeze. The small kitchen is just perfect for us because we only have coffee, leftovers and snacks in the apartment. There are so many great places to eat on Tybee who would want to spend their vacation cooking? The hot tub is awesome! We sat in it and watched Wisconsin beat Villanova (WTG Badgers!) The new bikes are great, the patio and screened porch are awesome for coffee in the morning or snacks in the evening. Heron's Nest is truly our Happy Place, and we can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beverly, thank you for the wonderful review. You have gone out of your way in making us feel that what we are offering is appreciated. Your review is the best and most complete we have ever received. I'm sure that this review will be much appreciated by all the future guests that will visit the Herons' Nest. much love Fred and Malinda
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5

great Honneymoon cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were here for our Honeymoon,very nice quit,peaceful place.everything that we could ask for. Loved it

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We know that most weddings may be very stressful and so we try to provide that quiet space that newly wed couples deserve. We are so pleased to have made your stay at the Herons' Nest a quiet and relaxingl respite. *** GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FUTURE LIVES*** Fred and Malinda
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The Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a unique hidden treasure! The Heron's Nest was the perfect place for us! We celebrated our 40th Anniversary walking the beaches, enjoying the sunshine. The Heron's Nest gives you quiet privacy, while being within walking distance to restaurants and shops. This was our first stay at the Heron's Nest but, definitely not our last! Thank you Malinda and Fred for providing the perfect getaway for our nine day stay.

The Godfrey's

P.S. The wine was perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Everything was clean, comfortable and creative.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We try to give our guests a wonderful time on Tybee whether it is a 2 day stay or longer. Our guests always come first and thank you again for knowing that we care. Fred and Malinda
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Location

Tybee Island Lighthouse
"The Tybee Light House Complex is a must see on your trip. The Tybee Light House is 1 of only..."
Sundae Cafe
"Probably the best restaurant on Tybee. The quality of food is excellent and a wonderful hom..."
The Crab Shack
"Good food and shell fish in a tropical atmosphere. Dine on the water or inside. See the al..."
Fort Pulaski National Monument
"Hop, step and jump away from Tybee on Hwy 80. See where historical military battles took pl..."
80 East Gastropub
"Sister restaurant of the Sundae Cafe. Same great food at a lower price. Atmosphere is casu..."
A-J's Dockside Restaurant
"Located on the Back River Inlet. AJ's is a 5 minute walk from the Heron's Nest and a 2 minut..."
Huc-A-Poos
"Best handmade pizza on Tybee with an atmosphere that just won't quit. This is a 1 of kind d..."
Back River Fishing Pier
"Great place to fish and very close to the Heron's Nest. Long pier area for fishing and beac..."
StingRay's on Tybee
"Best fried fish and shell fish on Tybee. Watch the crowd go by on Hwy 80 in patio seating o..."
Capt. Mike's Dolphin Tours
"Please don't miss this Tybee tour and be sure to bring your camera or cell phone. Take a sho..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
AJ's
Car: not necessary

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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Tybee Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer/Fall
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£317
for 2 nights
From
£132
£975
 
 
fall/winter
17 Sep 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£265
for 2 nights
From
£105
£791
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £54.31
Tax Rate 13.0%

A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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