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Beautiful Views & Scenic Sunsets at The Bluebird on Tybee Island

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio suite, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2 adults)

Framed by towering Georgia pines and marshes The Bluebird overlooks Horse Pen Creek and the Back River. The owners live in the main living quarters on the ground floor, which began as two army barracks, which were moved from historic Fort Screven in the 1940’s.

Former owner, George McDonald, an original girl scout who served under Juliette Gordon Low, purchased the cottage in the 1970’s. George was a spirited woman, a retired teacher who was very community focused. She was instrumental in getting Tybee’s named changed back from “Savannah Beach” to “Tybee”, as well as being a primary leader in initiating the restoration of the Tybee Lighthouse. George added the second floor, which now serves as The Bluebird Suite, for her sister, Caroline. George and Caroline enjoyed living in their marsh cottage until the late 1990’s. The current owner, your hostess, Shirley, hopes to provide a wonderful experience for travelers who appreciate helpfulness but also value their privacy.

Your cozy suite (with private entrance) is spacious and includes a living area with satellite TV, wi-fi access, a variety of books; and a refrigerator, coffee maker, & microwave. Bedroom includes a king sized bed, private shower, closet & and a sitting area.

A variety of birdhouses, garden art, and wind chimes add whimsical touches as you experience breathtaking sunsets overlooking the marsh, Horse Pen Creek, & the Back River. The location is central to the Back River fishing pier, the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, the beach, a variety of restaurants, art museums and shops. Bring your bike or rent one for an enjoyable way to sight see around our small island.

The view is sensational and can be enjoyed from each room. At high tide the marsh is covered with water and in addition to enjoying watching boaters, or kayaks passing by, it’s relaxing to watch the fish jumping or the occasional serendipitous glimpse of dolphins frolicking in the waters.

Keywords: Peaceful, beautiful marsh and water views, quiet, bright and cheerful, romantic, restful, lovely, charming, breezy, great location, easy walk to beach.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No additional guests other than the 2 registered originally.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • shower - no bath tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Sit on quiet porch that overlooks beautiful marsh and enjoy stunning sunsets! Also, short walk to ocean, restaurants, shops and grocery store. Only registered guests permitted on property (day or evening) additional guests not allowed.


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(35 traveller reviews)

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Beautiful Views & Scenic Sunsets at The Bluebird on Tybee Island
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to The Bluebird for several years now. We love everything about it! Shirley is a sweetheart! Her place is adorable! Views are awesome! Can't wait till next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the lovely review Cheryl, it's because of guests like y'all that inspire me to renew my business license each year! Look forward to seeing you in 2018; until then, wishing you much joy!
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Whimsical and refreshing!

  • 5 of 5

I attended a conference in Savannah but decided to stay at the beach on Tybee Island, just east of the city. Since my availability was during the week, there were some great options on the island, and was fortunate to find this little bluebird suite with a relaxing marsh view and inspiring sunsets, also a surprisingly short walk to the beach. It was a refreshing experience, the suite and location had a touch of whimsey that made me smile each evening when I returned after a day of "conferencing." I can't wait to return with my husband to this little treasure by the shore and enjoy more of the island's offerings. I will recommended to my friends and associates who need to rewind, refresh and relax!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you enjoyed your time at the Bluebird, I'm happy to know that you took time out of your business comittment to enjoy Tybee. Thanks for the thoughtful review. All the best, Shirley
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Charming, cozy and relaxing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We travel often, however, seldom write reviews; but our first visit to Tybee Island and our stay at the Bluebird was such a pleasure, I felt compelled to share our experience. The location is in a residential neighborhood, with easy walk, or bike ride to the beach, restaurants, & shops. The beautiful marsh view with serene sunsets, which we enjoyed with a glass of wine each evening on our private porch offered an opportunity to connect with each other and nature.

The marsh alone was a source of enjoyment, just watching shore birds diving for their dinner & fish jumping at high tide. It's a short distance to the "back river", where we met a local guide, put our kayaks in the water and enjoyed a ride and beach picnic to Little Tybee Island, which is a short distance away, by boat, and uninhabitated. The Bluebird suite was the perfect size for us, spacious and charming, very comfortable bed and linens. We didn't plan to cook, so didn't miss having a stove, but enjoyed the conveniences available for making breakfast; frig, microwave, coffeemaker & toaster was perfect. I especially loved the surprising sweet touches throughout the suite, like a vintage bonga drum, small colorful xylophone, and guitar, which my husband attempted to play! There was a nice variety of books, which was a grand opportunity to get off Kindle for a while and read about local history and chill with a fun beach novel. Our host, Shirley, who lives downstairs, was available and attentive when needed, and very responsive to our texts and calls about questions regarding local activities. We appreciated her reminder that the island is a PAY TO PARK community, if going to the beach or other public areas by car, prepare to have quarters or credit card to pay for parking. The same for Savannah, just 20 minutes away, obviously parking is a premium in these communities; another reason we enjoyed renting bikes, just park, lock and no worries! The only problem with our stay at the Bluebird, was it was simply TOO SHORT; however, now that we have found it, we plan to return when the opportunity allows us to get away from our busy lives and renew our spirits by the shore, and marsh! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you chose the Bluebird for your first Tybee visit! Look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review.
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Great hostess and beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Shirley was a great hostess and made up for her maid's failure to clean prior to our arrival. She cleaned it herself and bought us dinner. The apartment was comfortable with a beautiful view over the marsh. For 2 adults, the walk to the beach was just fine but too long with children. The apartment has basic kitchen appliances and a few supplies, but not really suited for cooking. The apartment could really handle a deep-cleaning, fresh paint, and some towel hooks in the bathroom. Shirley provided plenty of towels, but there was nowhere to hang them! It would be nice to not see rust on the ceiling from a previous leak--those types of things did not detract from our stay but a little TLC could greatly improve the Bluebird.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your observations, It's always helpful when guests share information on how we can improve quality to ensure a more pleasant experience. While there is no "maid" at the Bluebird, there is a cleaning service, who performs deep cleanings quarterly, will look into more frequency on this issue. The suite, which is licenced only for two guests is not set up as a condo or apartment, where cooking meals would be appropriate; but as you noted, is supplied with simple conveniences for guests to enjoy light snacks between delicious offerings among the island's restaurants. While the furry of Hurricane Matthew damaged the roof, which was immediately repaired, getting contractors in for painting ceiling has been a bit more challenging, due to juggling schedules between guest bookings. Thanks for choosing the Bluebird and for taking the time to note needed improvements. Wishing you all the best, Shirley
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Adorable and homey feel!

  • 4 of 5

We only stayed for two nights, but this place made our stay want to come back for longer! Adorable little cottage with a wonderful view and an amazing hostess made our stay very enjoyable. Shirley was very helpful and kind and made payment painless as well as check in. The Bluebird is walking distance from the beach and pretty much every restaurant we wanted to go to. We were excited at the end of each day to just come home, relax, and watch a movie in the living room before bed. Will definitely stay here again when we come back to Tybee!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sydney, look forward to having you at the Bluebird again in the future! Best, Shirley
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very sweet spot.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful sunsets. Shirley was a delightful host.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words, I truly appreciate your choosing the Bluebird for your Tybee stay and hope you'll return soon for a longer visit!
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Tybee Island Lighthouse
Sundae Cafe
The Crab Shack
Fort Pulaski National Monument
North Beach Bar & Grill
Tybee Island Marine Science Center
Back River Fishing Pier
Sea Kayak Georgia
Tybee Island Museum Battery Garland
Tybee Island Light Station And Museum
80 East Gastropub
A-J's Dockside Restaurant
The Breakfast Club
Tim's Bike & Beach Gear
Captain Mike's Dolphin Adventure
Tybee Post Theater
Car: recommended

Overlooks beautiful marsh and Horsepen Creek and back river. Short walk to restaurants, Tybee's south beach where the Pier and Pavilion area are located...special events are frequently held there including fireworks displays, bands and festivals.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Tybee Island, Georgia

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

For cancellations made within five days of arrival date, there will be a $150 charge for one night.

During holiday weekends there is a 3 night minimum.

Credit card required for reservation - Visa MasterCard or Discover accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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