Visitors to Tybee Island can expect find a calm and tranquil island environment with laid-back and friendly locals, and lots to do, even if it’s just relaxing in your Tybee Island vacation rental. Whether you’re looking for a beach vacation or are in town mostly to visit Savannah, you can’t beat Southern Belle’s Tybee Island GA vacation rentals. We offer a number of unique vacation rentals on Tybee whether you need one for a family or just a few.
Tybee Island is located about 20 to 30 minutes east of Savannah and is a barrier island. It once functioned as protection for the coastline, and old forts and batteries still exist on the north end of the island. Climate on Tybee is generally pleasant all year round. Spring and summer are the warmest, but fresh breezes from the Atlantic tend to mitigate some of the heat. Fall and winter months are definitely cooler, but probably more mild than what most visitors are used to. The warmest month is usually July and the most rain tends to happen in August.
Whichever month you choose to visit Tybee, Southern Belle can help you find the best Tybee Island vacation rental for your stay. If you’re looking for large Tybee Island GA vacation rentals, then you might consider the Bakery property located on Meddin Drive in the northeast section of the island. This location puts it just about 500 feet from the Tybee Lighthouse, as well as Fort Screven, Battery Brumby and Battery Habersham a little further north. North Beach is the closest beach and some visitors like the isolation and quiet of this part of the island compared to the busier south end. However, as Tybee Island only encompasses 2.7 square miles, you’ll actually still be close to everything.
The Bakery property is one of our more interesting vacation rentals on Tybee as it was originally built in 1925 to function as an Army bakery, thus its name. This is also why it’s close to the old military installations of the era. Southern Belle has helped to fully restore this property however, and it is now well-appointed with modern conveniences and amenities. The property can host a total of 10 guests in a 2,200 square foot space with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The front room will greet you with a fantastically rustic feel. All the walls are brick, and wood paneling is on the ceiling and floors as well as exposed rafters. It really gives the feel of an old pub. It’s an expansive room as well and has tons of seating for everyone. The kitchen is right nearby and has an open layout with plenty of counter space and a butcher’s block in the center. There’s a bar here and a big dining area. The rest of the house continues this theme with brick everywhere and either tile or wood floors. One of the bathrooms has a nice soaking tub and another has a standing shower. A washer and dryer are located in the mudroom.
One of the bedrooms has a queen size bed and two others have two twin beds. A den area has two daybeds. You’ll find cable flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans in nearly all the rooms and a lot of charmingly rustic decor. The outside area is just as nice as the inside with a large brick patio and a big built-in BBQ grill. One more outside space is a sun-room with a bench swing, ceiling fan and plenty of other seating.
This Tybee Island vacation rental is only a short distance from Highway 80, which will take you into Savannah or down the east side of the island. Head south and east to find the Tybee Island Memorial Park and the Mid Beach area on the Atlantic. In the general neighborhood of this rental is also the various military installations, including the Tybee Island Lighthouse, which is a must-visit for first-time guests on Tybee. If you’re just visiting Tybee for the first time, here’s a list of activities you should try:
– Climb to the top of the Tybee Lighthouse for a panoramic view
– Brush up on your American history by visiting Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island
– Take a kayak out on the sea
– Get an icy cool gelato at Seaside Sweets
– Go out on a charter to see the dolphins
– Sample Tybee’s fresh and local seafood at the Crab Shack or Sting Ray’s
– Go bird watching at the North Beach Birding Trail
If you also plan to visit Savannah, then the following is a list to get you started on what to see there:
– Have breakfast at the Sentient Bean before strolling Forsyth Park
– Visit one of Savannah’s oldest graveyards in the Colonial Park Cemetery
– Tour the fantastically Gothic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
– Visit American author Admire Flannery O’Connor’s Childhood Home
– Explore Broughton Street’s shopping district
– Enjoy a handmade pizza in the City Market at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s
Book one of Southern Belle’s delightful Tybee Island GA vacation rentals and give yourself the perfect spot to visit Savannah and see everything that Tybee has to offer. We have an amazing selection of vacation rentals on Tybee so you’re sure to find something to fit your party.