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Ocean View, Tremendous Historic Home with a 'Cook's Kitchen'

People17
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + 6 Baths, (Sleeps 9-17)

This home was built in 1895 and is listed in the National Historic Register. It is on the north side of Tybee, away from the commercial area and the crowds. Officers in the US Army were stationed here during World Wars I and II. The beautifully remodeled full kitchen has granite countertops, high end appliances (including two dishwashers, an oversized refrigerator, a six burner smooth top stove, and a stereo system with an MP3/IPod hookup). There is seating for 16 people at the dining room table. The den/library houses a flat screened TV and a DVD player. A marvelous open porch graces three sides of this home with approximately 1000 square feet of outdoor living area and includes rocking chairs and two picnic tables. The first floor features one bedroom (originally the 'Stryker's Quarters'), which is located just off the kitchen. There is a queen size bed in this bedroom, a separate air conditioner, claw tub bath, and its own entrance. There is additional bathroom with a shower on the first floor. There are three bedrooms and three full baths on the second floor, which also has about 1000 square feet of open porches. Each of the bedrooms on the second floor is abundantly sized, has tall ceilings, and a working transom above the door. All bedrooms, as well as the kitchen, living room, and downstairs hallway, have ceiling fans. The third floor has two bedrooms and one bath: one bedroom has a double and queen beds, there other has a queen, a double, and a twin bed. This grand home is for the exclusive use of its guests. The beach is 600 feet from the front door through a quiet (no traffic) neighborhood. Also there is no nearby public beach access parking making this one of the most least occupied sections of beach on the island. Parties and events such as weddings and graduation parties are not permitted.

The Fort Screven and North Beach area offers fascinating military history, beautiful dunes, long beaches, a nice park, and an eclectic community of homes that is fun to observe on foot or bike. The natural dunes, with sea oats and other dune plants and animals, along with a view of Tybee Roads and Daufuskie and Hilton Head islands, make for a beautiful natural setting worth visiting. Also attracting attention are the mammoth container cargo ships, some almost as long as a 75 story building, plowing the waters of Savannah harbor. The Fort Screven installation gave Tybee a military character for more than 50 years, when 30 percent of Tybee Island's population consisted of military personnel. Today, the former base is a National Historic District. Behind the Officers' Row houses is the former parade ground. Today it is Jaycee Park. This is the best park on the island, equipped with a jogging path, exercise stations, and a baseball field. Lieutenant Colonel George Catlett Marshall (who was responsible later in his career for the Marshall Plan for the economic reorganization of Europe after World War II) lived next door. During his tenure at Fort Screven, the City of Savannah gave the crape myrtles to the fort as thanks to Marshall and his community minded command. A small creek winds through the park, adding to its attractiveness, as do the Live Oaks, cedars, bayberries, and wax myrtles.

Keywords: southern, charming

More Details

Owner
Patricia Allgood
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
6 October, 2017

About Patricia Allgood

This is our family's house, left to us by our parents. The 'immediate' family (including nieces, nephews and their children) now totals in excess of 40 people. The memories the house holds for us are endless -- we hope you will make some of your own fine memories here!

Patricia Allgood purchased this house in 1969

Why Patricia Allgood chose Coastal Georgia

This is a large and gracious, historic home built in 1895. It was used by the military to house officers and their families until after WWII. My parents 'discovered' Tybee Island in 1963 when my father was transferred to Savannah. They purchased a home on Officers' Row that year, then bought this house in approximately 1969. When our parents died, they wanted us to keep the house so that we could continue to enjoy Tybee and each other, and so that future generations could also enjoy this wonderful haven.

What makes this house unique

The home is spacious and airy; there are 11 foot ceilings throughout most of the house, with the kitchen having a 14 foot ceiling! We love to cook, so the kitchen is very well stocked with pots, pans, etc. -- but also with a large refrigerator (plus at least one spare 'drink' fridge), two dishwashers, a large oven/stove, a microwave, a six burner stove, and plenty of storage. The dining room seats 14-16 people, and the porch has two picnic tables. The massive porches wrap around most of the house. Most of the home has the original heart pine floors, and molded tin ceilings adorn the hallway, dining room, living room, and library/den. The bedrooms are all very amply sized -- two have king sized beds, two have queen sized beds, and two have multiple beds. Many of the bedrooms have the original working transom windows, and two have (nonworking) original fireplaces. While we have found it essential to retain the character of the house, it is modernized for functionality and in its furnishings. The ocean breeze keeps bugs away MOST of the year and the beach is a short walk. Access to the beach is through a private access, so it is a wonderful private area to enjoy the day in the sand. Public access to the beach is very limited on this part of the island so even on the most crowded weekends you will have plenty of room for you and your guests.

Across the street from the private drive used to access the house, there is a terrific park with a childrens playground, a basketball court, a walking trail, and a baseball field. Also within walking distance is the Tybee Lighthouse and the Tybee Museum and the new Tybee Post Theather as well as 3 great restaurants.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I copy of responsible party's photo ID is required.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , 1st Floor - Strykers Quarter
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 1st Floor - off Kitchen
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Floor - down hall
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , 2nd Floor - off Moms Room
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd Floor off Toms Room
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 3rd Floor off Marys Room
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 Stryker Quarter - 1 Large Double Bed , Private entrance off kitchen porch - bath w tub
    Bedroom 2 Toms room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Floor - w bath shower
    Bedroom 3 Moms room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd Floor - bath w claw foot tub
    Bedroom 4 Bamboo Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Floor - bath w shower down hall
    Bedroom 6 Christmass Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 5 Marys Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 3rd Floor - bath w shower
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Professional Photogpher - Shannon Christopher lives a few house down. We and our guest have used him several times - reasonable and great with kids. His email address is shannon@shannonchristopher.com

Reviews

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Ocean View, Tremendous Historic Home with a 'Cook's Kitchen'
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews
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Home not what it seems in the pictures.

  • 2 of 5

I know that this is an old historic home, but there are rooms that just should not be used by guests in this house. The attic rooms are awful. There was even a chair in one of them with the stuffing torn out of it. You have to walk through unfinished attic space to get to the awful bathroom. The second floor bedrooms are ok, but the baths need some serious cleaning and updating. The bathroom in the small apartment next to the kitchen had a toilet that would not flush. The guests in that apartment had to pour water down the toilet every time, even when the owner came and said it was fixed. He said the problem was that the toilet was old. My suggestion is to replace the toilet. These guests would have had to go out and re-enter the house from a different door in order to have a toilet that flushed. Not very convenient in the middle of the night. Neither dish washer in the kitchen worked well. The owner worked on one of them and got it to work ok. The other one never did work. We knew that the living room had not been cleaned when we arrived because there were still puzzle pieces on the rug. The best thing about this house is that it is close to the beach, and the beach is beautiful! I would not recommend this house. You do not get what you pay for.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Regarding cleaning, that week our regular crew was not there, so apologies if puzzle pieces left on floor. They normally do a great job. We have done several recent improvements to the 3rd floor, yet it is designed for the younger guests as we have 2 beds in one room, and 3 in the other. We sincerely want guests to enjoy the house and believe most do as shown from the reviews, sorry it did not meet your expectations.
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Port charlotte, Fl.
5

Beautiful Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed at this wonderful home. Everything needed was furnished. Spacious everywhere. Loved the dining room, it was nice to seat all of us at the same table. Loved the architecture of the home, with the high ceilings and ornate wood work, as well as the wavy glass from the period in which it was built. The porches are huge, and have a nice view of the ocean, of which is a short walk to the beach. The home is situated among others built in the same period, and a treat to be in such a quite neighborhood. ABSOLUTELY loved this OLD historic home!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clayton, NC
5

Wonderful, Well Equipped, Older Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my family for my Father's 70th birthday celebration. The owners were easy to work with, it's very close to the beach, and the house is well stocked. We didn't mind one bit that it was an older home - the high ceilings, intricate details, and wide open space was perfect for us. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the house. It was filled with history and charm. Home was clean and everything we needed was there. Neighborhood is close to everything yet far enough away that it's quiet and peaceful. My family and I absolutely loved staying here and will definitely stay again. The beach is only steps away. We watched the dolphins every night. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina
5

Perfect Relaxing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is the 12th consecutive year that we have rented this house and we will continue to rent as long as it is available!! Three generations of our family can stay comfortably in this house: a first floor apartment is perfect for an elderly member of the family and five upstairs bedrooms have plenty of space for couples to entire families. The very large and equipped kitchen, along with an extra-large dining room table that can easily seat 15, makes eating-in not only doable but also desirable. In fact, we only ate out once for the entire week. A short walk to the beach makes for easy access to an area of the beach with low-density population - no fighting for space or crowded conditions here! We love this place and are so thankful that the family that owns this wonderful historic home is willing to share it with the public. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 8 adults and 6 children, had a wonderful time. We were told by the owners that the 4th of July week would be busy, Sunday through Tuesday was gridlock but after Tuesday the 4th normality was great. We walked to the beach every day several times and the beach was not crowded, even on the 4th, because only residents could park where the house is located. We loved the large dining table where all 14 could sit.

The house is 3 floors so if stairs are are problem be concerned. A/C worked great but needed to to keep the bedroom doors closed since hallways were warm. Garbage pickup, especially recycle was sketchy but it was a holiday week.

Again owners Patricia and John, we met Patricia there, we outstanding and we're available and prompt for every question. A non holiday week would be wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Beach
140 Metres
100 yards from the front door
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house 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
 
Fall
6 Aug 2017 - 30 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£424
 
 
Winter
31 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£424
 
 
Thanksgiving
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,826
 
 
Winter 2
3 Jan 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 3 nights
From
£424
 
 
Spring
26 Mar 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,641
for 3 nights
From
£471
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 2 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,770
 
 
Memorial Day
27 May 2018 - 29 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,770
 
 
Hi Season
2 Jun 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,083
for 7 nights
£4,083
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens £227.46
Refundable Damage Deposit £227.46
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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