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Stunning Historic Home *Steps to the Beach *Free WiFi *Grill *Beach Supplies

Bedrooms 6
Space 4,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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. Property is on the north side of Tybee, away from the commercial area , crowds and traffic. For families this is far and away the most desirable part of the island. Tybee island is only 2 squares miles so there is nothing that's not a few minutes away. There is a Park in the back of the house and the beach is a 120 yards from the front. This is a great house for 2 family’s or a generational family reunion. This is were our best reviews and repeat renters come from. The home was originally occupied by the base doctor of Fort Screevn. When the base was deactivated it was purchased by one of the previous mayors of Savannah, my parents purchased it from his estate in the 60’s. 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 2000 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 120 yards 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. Lastly this was one of three house selected for the movie “The Big Chill”. We have been told by guest that it has that “vibe “ to it. 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, basketball court ,bocce court 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

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About The Owner

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!

The Owner purchased this house in 1969

Why The Owner chose Tybee Island

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.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • I copy of responsible party's photo ID is required.
  • No house parties - no events - house is for families.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 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
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


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Stunning Historic Home *Steps to the Beach *Free WiFi *Grill *Beach Supplies
average rating of 4.724138 based on 29 reviews

Great family house!! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time with all our family and our grandchildren! Very convenient is every way. It was tremendous having the beach chairs and beach toys on the porch for us to use. We loved the Gazebo, and we used it for morning exercise sessions.

The kitchen was absolutely fantastic. We really enjoyed the gigantic dining room tables, where we could sit a "million." The walk to the beach was very easy and the children -- even the 4 year old grandchild could handle it!

Wonderful beach! We loved that it was private. We loved the bicycling around in the neighborhood and walking in the neighborhood.

Thank you to all the Savannah family down in TYBEE! You were delightful, and we wish you good health!

Martha Lee Child and family

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful old home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at this beautiful old home . Taking you back in time. The owners were great in sharing the history of the house . Close to everything . If we ever get back to Tybee we will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Every member of our group of 17 loved staying in this historic beach home. Everyone slept and rested well. It's not often travelers can say that. We found everything we needed in the kitchen and the dining room was perfect for our large group. Plenty of bathroooms for our group. Very short walk to a gorgeous private beach. First time vrbo rental and the owners communication process and hospitality was perfectly timed and helpful. We would definitely love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family had a wonderful weekend in this house.

  • 4 of 5

As other reviewers have said, this is an old house! Be prepared for that as the family has left many items from bygone days in the house. We were attracted to the house because of It’s rich military history and the veterans in our group had an appreciation for this. The bed and room configuration of the house suited our group just fine. We enjoyed the large table for dining all together and the kitchen is well-stocked and had everything we were looking for. Yes, the bathrooms with their tub or showers are a bit quirky so we just shared and used the showers on other floors if we didn’t like the one closest to our bedroom. Our family enjoyed the ping pong table during our stay. We walked on the beach and went to see the lighthouse. When we left, we all agreed that we had settled into the house and would remember it fondly.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Labor Day Weekend stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 14 (ages 15 months to 60) stayed in this beautiful historic home over Labor Day weekend as we celebrated my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. The owners went above & beyond to accommodate our needs and even met with a caterer prior to our arrival to plan for a low country boil that Saturday. The home exudes history (was once an officer's home during WWII) and wonderful family memories created by other guests and the owner's family. The home is exactly as pictured and described. If you're looking for the Ritz, this is not your place. But if you want a home with character, warmth and family-perfect, this IS your place. Convenient location (away from the crowds but walking distance to Tybee Lighthouse and the beach) and well-equipped makes this home a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orlando, FL

Wonderful Labor Day Weekend Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 (ages 15 months to 60) enjoyed a wonderful stay at this historic home on Tybee Island as we celebrated my mother-in-laws 80th birthday! The owners were most attentive to our specific needs, and even met with a caterer prior to our visit for a family event we had planned during our weekend stay. The property is exactly as described. The home easily handled our group that swelled to 30 for a low country boil on Saturday night. If you're looking for the Ritz, this isn't your place, but if you want to stay in a home that exudes history and lots of family memories (if walls could talk), this home is perfect. Nothing frumpy or pretentious, but definitly warm and welcoming.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport
Nearest Beach
140 Metres
100 yards from the front door
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tybee Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Summer
5 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2019 Jan
1 Jan 2019 - 17 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 May 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and Linens £254.93
Refundable Damage Deposit £235.32

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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