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Malinda Urvant

Member since: 2005
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Speaks English

Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

28 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Coastal Georgia - 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 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Malinda Urvant (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks English

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

We are in love with the Herons' Nest, Tybee Island and the community. Everything is so conveniently close.

This was my husband and my honeymoon and we couldn't have chosen a better rental. Huc-s-Poos, AJ's and the dolphin tour is a must on this island to do during your stay. Sun rise and moon rise are a sight to see off the pier.

Fred and Malinda are amazing and have thought of everything! We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you Fred and Malinda for your hospitality and true kindness. We look forward to visiting next year.



p.s. the Breakfast Club has great omelets.!
Jun 2016
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Reviews

5
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches
average rating of 4.964286 based on 144 reviews
5

Fantastic vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Once again a wonderful vacation getaway on Tybee at the Heron's Nest. We shelled and flew kites on the beach and soaked up the sun and surf. Pleasant afternoon storms enjoyed on the back porch cooled things off until it was time to grill a steak or some shrimp. Every need has already been thought of by Fred and Melinda. We will be back for our winter break and definitely plan another weeklong stay in the summertime!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toccoa, Ga. 30577
5

A slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Just the perfect getaway with all the amenities of home. Fred and Malinda are great hosts. Blocks from the beach, shops, resturants and nestled away in a private setting. A Grand Slam..

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect escape!

  • 5 of 5

Simply wonderful. The location, the surroundings, the place itself and of course the owners themselves. All perfect.

The house is stocked with everything you'd ever need, little personal touches which make the place feel like home. I wish we had stayed longer. Thank you guys. We will be back. :)

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake toxaway NC
5

Amazing stay in a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

The herons nest was just that. A nest. It was a beautiful little house in an absolute perfect location on the island. Just a few blocks from most everything. Came with most all the accommodations of a stocked house. Had everything we needed from beach towels and chairs to bicycles and a cooler. Never felt like we were staying in a hotel. The owners are the best and help out in any way possible even letting you in on tybee islands local eateries. Will definitely be making some return visits. There is no other place I will stay on the island other than the herons nest!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Toxaway,NC
5

Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Herons Nest was an excellent choice for my husband and myself for our honeymoon!. Fred and Malenda has put a lot of love and thought into this little sweet oasis. You really do have everything that you can possibly think of excluding your food and clothing!. The location is perfect and a five minute walk to the back river and a 10 minute walk to the beach!.. Ride the bikes provided and you will cut that time in half,restaurants and shops are close as well. The hot tub is heaven and the bed will suck you in its so comfy. We will definitely be making this a yearly anniversary vacay retreat!.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need except your bathing suit!

  • 5 of 5

Just enjoyed our 4th year at The Heron's Nest and it's just perfect! Fred and Malinda have seriously thought of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience. Pack light and enjoy every second of your little paradise away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

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, Coastal 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 2016 - 15 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
£290
for 2 nights
From
£120
£876
 
 
Winter/Spring
16 Sep 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
£239
for 2 nights
From
£95
£695
 

Additional pricing information

cleaning £50
Tax Rate 13.0%

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

**starting July 1, 2015 the State of Georgia is enacting a $5.00 hotel/motel fee per night**
to lessen the impact of the *fee* we are listing this *fee* as a line item on the lease where it cannot be taxed.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Coastal Georgia in Georgia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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