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Sandy shoes to the left; Sea glass to the right
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Sandy Shoes Cottage--Tybee Island! (cottage "A")
Sandy Shoes Cottage--Tybee Island! (cottage "A")
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Lovely restored 1930's beach cottage. Huge porch, bonus outdoor shower, high ceilings, beadboard throughout. Small space but thoughtfully laid out. Wonderful location close to market, restaurants & clubs, yet in a quiet residential neighborhood! Jones Street is 3 blocks off the "main drag" (Butler Ave)...& just 3 blocks to the beach! The next street over (2nd) is primarily for bicycles!! Enjoy a quiet neighborhood, just steps from all the action!

The space

Tybee Island is a unique, relatively un-discovered beach town off the coast of Georgia with easy access to Savannah. It is not the "Cape"; it is not the "Hamptons"...not chic at all. Prepare for a laid back space with a Southern eccentric feel. Nobody is in a hurry here! Tybee Time is the standing rule! Maybe tomorrow! We hope it always stays the same, but enjoy it while you can & appreciate the uniqueness of this little island.

Sandy Shoes & Sea Glass Cottage are 2 attached one bedroom cottages on Tybee Island. Built in 1939, they are said to have been part of the old Fort Screven at the north end of the island. Fort Screven was an army base that was de-commissioned in the late 1940's & subsequently the buildings were sold off (early 50's ) & some moved to other parts of the island to serve as beach cottages. They can be rented separately or together!

They feature many historic details---beadboard throughout & high ceilings which give both an airy feel. They are small spaces but perfect for a beach vacation!

The entire front of each cottage is shaded by private screened in porches. Furnished with wicker & a table for outdoor eating. Fans are also included for those hot summer evenings!

Guest access

Sandy Shoes is a stand alone apartment (small ---500 sq ft)..fully furnished; with a/c & heat; eclectically furnished with functioning kitchen (all utensils, pots/pans) room with tv (Roku, access to netflix, etc)..wifi. Off street parking provided for each unit. Complete new bathroom with tiled shower. Bedroom is small--almost like a treehouse with 6 windows. Although there are window coverings (blinds); there are no blackout curtains. If you need complete darkness to sleep, please bring an eye mask. Bonus Outdoor shower & bbq grill is shared with the other unit (Sea Glass Cottage)---or rent both for more space & enjoyment!

Interaction with guests

I live in Historic Savannah (20 min away), but am always available for a consult. Contact me for recommendations & especially if you want to make a combined Historic Savannah/Tybee vacation using my downtown cottages as well! There are ample brochures & tourist information in each cottage!

Other things to note

These cottages are SMALL....there is a small single day bed in Sandy Shoes (cottage A). They are ideally suited for a couple. two couples may be pushing it. I'd really like to avoid the cram-in-as-many-people as possible scenario--for your own comfort & the safety of the cottage. Rent both cottages & enjoy more space! There is an additional linen fee of $25 if you require an additional set of sheets. This is the cost of having them laundered & ironed. Under no circumstances is someone allowed to 'crash' on the sofa.

Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Cleaning Fee €52
Security Deposit €174
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad

Only registered guests allowed in listing
No loud parties; respect other guests.
Un-registered guests can cause cancellation & eviction from cottage! Please respect the rules!
Sand can be a problem! shoes off indoors please!
Items left behind can be returned at guest expense through arrangements with host
Use of additional set of bedding will incur a $25 laundry fee
No blankets, quilts, or bedspreads may be used as beach blankets. Beach towels & chairs are provided for each cottage.
While washer/dryer is provided...laundry detergent is not
Tybee's drinking water comes from the Floridian aquifer-- deep underground. It is safe to drink. For those preferring filtered water; a brita is provided

Feel the need to move stuff around to re-decorate?? I do want you to feel comfortable & at home, BUT please return things to their original locations before leaving!!

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018 the minimum stay is 5 nights.

47 Reviews

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Regina User Profile
November 2017
Comfy bed, well equipped kitchen, walking distance to beach and good restaurants, fantastic seafood. Loved the well stocked bookshelf. The island itself is wonderful, super low-key and very pretty beaches. 30 minutes to Savannah but it felt like less. Would definitely stay again. Oh, and there's parking if you have a car.

Steve User Profile
October 2017
My wife and I loved this place! It is a great little getaway close to the beach. Rick provided everything to make the stay comfortable an enjoyable. Would definitely come back!

Jaclyn User Profile
October 2017
We had a great time staying at this cottage. It was super cute and clean. The location was also great, the walk to the beach was quick as well as to the shops and restaurants. Our only recommendation was getting a firmer bed. We would both come back in a heartbeat.

Jenn User Profile
October 2017
Rick's place is perfect! Great location - quiet, but a very short walk to the beach and restaurants. The screened porch was a really nice spot to sit in the evenings after dinner, and the outdoor shower made washing off sand after a day at the beach super easy.

Jackie User Profile
October 2017
Great getaway! I loved the cottage and decor.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
Such a quaint and lovely place to stay. Perfect for a couples get away. Minutes walk from the nightlife and beach - couldn't ask for a better location! Thanks, Rick for opening up your beautiful cottage for us!

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Excellent location for a relaxing beach town vacation. Quiet and close to everything. Home is comfortable and chill, and beaches are beautiful. Close to Savannah for a beach break.

Savannah, Georgia, United StatesJoined in July 2010
Rick User Profile

A regular guy. Easy going & laid back. Love to travel, read, & hike. A film buff for indies & foreign..Fluent in both Portuguese & Spanish. LGBT welcome.

My former life includes 20 years in NYC in a banking/finance career. Love the big city & all it offers, but also appreciate living on a smaller scale in a place like Savannah.

I try to get to Europe for a few weeks at least once a year & will gladly trade travel stories with other travel aficionados. After grad school, I bought a one way ticket & lived in Brasil for 2 years; working as an english teacher & living with brazilian students in a pension. Also traveled to Argentina, Paraguay, & Uruguay during that time...

Languages: English, Español, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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