Planning a Sunny Getaway?

A fence with sea oats in the sand next to the beach.

Planning a Sunny Getaway?

Are your thoughts drifting to a sunny getaway, far from everyday life? If soft, golden sand and soothing ocean breezes are calling your name, now is the time to book a Tybee Beach Vacation!

Only 20 short minutes from Historic Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island was recently honored by Fodor’s as one of eight “Best Family Beaches on the East Coast.” This leading travel guide and web site recognized Tybee Island for its enduring family-friendly appeal. Tybee is the only Georgia beach included on the prestigious Fodor’s list. Southern Living magazine recently recognized Tybee as “The Perfect Beach Town” and Tybee Island was included in Rand McNally’s Best of the Road “2012 Best Small Towns in America.”

Tybee Island is the farthest north of Georgia’s barrier islands and is the most developed. It is approximately four miles long and one mile wide and built by sands brought in by the Savannah River. Other barrier islands located near Tybee include Wassaw, Sapelo, and Little Tybee Island. Even though Tybee has plenty of fantastic restaurants, lovely places to stay, and plenty to do, the island is not lacking in natural beauty. Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the island’s five miles of uninterrupted public beach. The salt marshes are teeming with birds and wildlife unique to southeastern Georgia’s coast.

Beach comb in the early morning and play in the waves all afternoon, Tybee Island has something for everyone! You will find some of the best local seafood on the East Coast and the friendliest people anywhere. There are art galleries and shops all over the island, take a day to explore and leave with unique pieces you will treasure forever.

Are you ready to book your Tybee Beach Vacation yet? Tybee Island offers an assortment of options for those looking to come for a visit. No matter what your budget you will be able to find something that meets your needs on Savannah’s Beach.

Tybee Island boasts more than 900 vacation rental properties – from oceanfront homes and condos to historic beach cottages and hidden bungalows. The island is small, so almost every property is a short walk or bike ride from the beach. Many of Tybee’s rental properties are equipped with wireless Internet access, televisions and/or DVD players, cable or satellite TV, an expansive or well-equipped kitchen, some have private swimming pools, and there are quite a few that are pet-friendly! Rent by the week or weekend – you’ll have fun no matter how long you stay.

Oceanfront Cottage Rentals range from one bedroom up to six, offering the right stuff for a score of family, friends or colleagues on a retreat or a couple in need of a romantic weekend to rekindle the spark.  Some are right on the beach for serene sunrises and fun in the sun. Many are right in the heart of the action in Tybee’s vibrant downtown.  There are plenty that are tucked away from everything so our guests can focus on what they came here to do: enjoy each other. For whatever reason you came to Tybee, there’s an Oceanfront Cottage Rental to make your vacation a memorable one.

Tybee Vacation Rentals: With over 200 properties to choose from in all island locations, you will have no problem finding the perfect place to getaway. Choose from a large variety of privately owned vacation rental homes, cottages and condos on Tybee Island, Georgia.  Whether you are planning a family vacation, friends getaway, or couples retreat you will find a great selection. They even have the largest collection of pet friendly rentals on the island.

Mermaid Cottages offers guests 50 Cozy Cottages and Historic Homes to choose from.  All of these beach homes are clean and fresh and feature WIFI.  Many are even pet friendly with beautiful gardens and quaint picket fences and located right next to the beach or salt marsh.  Southern Beach Hospitality is what we are all about and we love to welcome our guests into our homes! Mermaid Cottages also offers for rent  the personal beach retreats of two of our favorite ladies- Paula Deen and writer Mary Kay Andrews!

The DeSoto Beach Properties offer some of the best luxury and budget Tybee Island rentals available on the island. With 6 different properties to choose from there is something for everyone! You have the DeSoto Beach Hotel, The Bed & Breakfast next door or you can choose from their 3 different Vacation Rentals; The Gardens, The Terraces, and Officer’s View.

If hotels are more your style you may want to look at Hotel Tybee (formerly Ocean Plaza). When reserving your accommodations at Hotel Tybee, you can select from one of 204 spacious king or queen furnished guest rooms, many of which overlook the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. If your lodging needs require something a little larger we also offer beautifully appointed one bedroom suites featuring a living area with a wet bar and a separate bedroom with either a king bed or two queen beds. All guest rooms and suites feature private balconies to enjoy the sunrise or sunset and ocean breezes.

Or you could choose to experience Tybee Time in an atmosphere filled with Southern Hospitality and gentility in one of Tybee Island’s charming Bed and Breakfasts or Inns. Several feature beautiful marsh views that are perfect for an evening on the veranda enjoying your favorite vintage while relaxing in elegance. A Tybee Island Bed & Breakfast or Inn is the perfect place for honeymoons, anniversaries, wedding parties or just a romantic weekend!  A popular destination is the Surf Song Bed & Breakfast.  This 110-year-old Victorian was completely renovated in 2013. It is 1 block from the beach, features a private swimming pool, a wraparound porch, and don’t forget the top-notch breakfast and excellent service!  The Lighthouse Inn is another favorite.  Warm and wonderful, the 3-bedroom historic bed and breakfast are dashed with quiet possibilities.  The decor and ambiance of the beach cottage reflect the sunny disposition of the innkeepers and their passion for the arts, southern heritage, social engagement, and Tybee’s historic preservation.  When deciding where to stay for your romantic beach trip, be sure to look at the Tybee Island Inn.  Their southern hospitality, warm personal service, secluded tropical garden, and deliciously creative breakfasts will relax, restore, delight and enchant you.  Nothing gets you closer to Southern romance, history, and nature than the ambiance of this Tybee Island bed and breakfast inn.

I know Tybee Island is calling you, start planning your sunny getaway now!

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