4th home from the Beach, Plenty of Parking, Great for Families, No Traffic
About Mike Polak
This was our home for ten years where we raised our two children. We originally moved to Savannah in 2002 and bought the Tybee house a year later as a second home. Yet, we fell in love with Tybee and sold our Savannah home and moved in full-time early in 2005. Four years ago we tearfully moved to Decatur where I took a new job. Decatur is great, but we miss the stars, sunsets and sounds of the surf. We have two great boys who are now 19 and 15. Currently, we live in Decatur, Georgia. I work for a healthcare software company and teach political science at Georgia Tech. My wife is a middle school language arts teacher.
Mike Polak purchased this House in 2003
Why Mike Polak chose Tybee Island
My wife and I for a number of years would visit Tybee and pull up our beach chairs on the beaches on the Southend to relax and watch the sunset. After the first sunset and cool breezes, we were hooked. When we decided to buy a home on Tybee, I spent months waiting for a home to come available between 18th Terrace and 19th Street. The Southend is also close enough to the Pier, restaurants and shops to walk, yet far enough where the beach isn't as crowded. Better yet, just walk around the tip to the beaches facing 'Little Tybee' and it will be almost empty. Also, the main road on Tybee Island ends on the Southend and becomes a narrow two lane road. Therefore, the cars go really slow. Therefore, we didn’t have to worry about my two sons walking down the street or riding their bikes. Why did we choose this particular house? The location is perfect. Since we are only the 4th house from the ocean you can hear the waves and the surf. It is really nice to have private access to the beach as well. I also like historic houses, so the home still has its original 'bead board' from the 1930s. The extra lot is a big plus. We had plenty of room to park and it gave our two boys enough space to throw a baseball, play football or shoot baskets.
What makes this House unique
We love to invite people to our home. For entertaining, we have two decks surrounded by palm trees. We also converted the original porch into a 'sun room'. This room is large and surrounded by windows, so a great spot to share a cocktail with friends. When family visits us, we can put them in a separate suite downstairs. They really like the extra privacy.
Limited to two pets. $50 pet fee for your stay.
(2) pack and plays, high chair.
Minimum age of primary renter:23
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Stargazer is a delightful cottage
Great location and house for a with different ages. Even had baby gates for the stairs! We are locals and loved it !
Love this house
Perfect for our vacation. Great location near the beach, restaurants, bars, cafe, etc. Check in and out was simple. Communication with owner was great! Would recommend!
The property was well located in a quiet neighborhood with plenty of parking, close to the ocean.
The large lounge area was a favorite gathering area.
We had a wonderful experience staying at this property, it was so close to the beach, and having an onsite property manager was very convenient. Would definitely stay there again!
Perfect for our family!
We have had THE BEST TIME here. The home was PERFECT for our family. Uncle John was great. He’s so helpful. He’s such a great asset to this place.
The extra lot for parking was a godsend. We rented golf carts for the week so it was great not having to worry about our vehicles.
If we ever vacation on Tybee again, this will be the place we stay.
2019 Family Vacation
House was great. Plenty of room for 9 adults and 2 kids. Wagons to carry everything to beach was a big plus.
The beaches on the south end have incredible sun rises and sun sets. Though only a short walk to the historic Tybee Pier and Restaurant district, the beaches here are rarely crowded. Once you arrive, there is no reason to ever have to move your car again.
The southend beach also has a beautiful view of 'Little Tybee' a protected natural preserve and a short kayak trip away. A great family outing. Hiking on 'Little Tybee' is truly one of the experiences of a lifetime.
Tybee Island is itself is one of the few remaining true 'beach towns'. In addition to everything a beach offers, it also has great fun and educational activities for kids including surfing, kayaking, fishing, walking up the steps of a 1800s lighthouse, visiting civil war forts and taking guided beach walks at the marine science center. Just 20 minutes from Tybee Island, guests should also visit historic Savannah, considered by travel guides as one of the most beautiful cities in North America.