Do you want to stay on the beach but still be within reach of Old Savannah? If so, then Tybee Island vacation homes are for you. Southern Belle's vacation rentals Tybee Island GA feature a range of possibilities, from cozy cottages to sprawling mansions for big families. We offer some of the best amenities, including TVs, kitchens, wireless internet and much more.
One of our smaller Tybee vacation rentals is the El Rey 1 property on the north part of the island. It features sleeping space for two guests in one bedroom with one bathroom. The floorplan is very cozy with a gourmet kitchen and sitting area in a light and bright room with wood floors. Immediately adjacent is the queen bedroom and across from that is the bathroom with a standing shower and laundry area. The sitting area features a sofa and a flatscreen TV. Like all of our Tybee Island vacation homes, it is meticulously cleaned and decorated to make you feel right at home.
Activities for Guests of Tybee Vacation Rentals
The best part about staying in Tybee Island vacation homes is that you have the best of both worlds between Savannah and Tybee. Spend your relaxation time in a tranquil beach atmosphere, but rest assured that you're only 30 minutes from downtown Savannah by car. If you choose to spend most of your time around vacation rentals Tybee Island GA, you'll have plenty to explore just on the island.
One of the favorite spots for guests of Tybee vacation rentals is the Tybee Lighthouse on the north end. Towering 154 feet over the island, the lighthouse offers trips to the top and original outbuildings with a museum detailing its history. Probably the second top spot on Tybee is the Marine Science Center near the southeast of the island. This fun learning center features touch tanks, aquatic displays, ecology tours and more. It's an excellent spot for visitors with children.
Dolphin-watching tours are another popular excursion for visitors. Captain Mike and Captain Derek provide dolphin tour services. Both outfits also provide other water activities, including fishing and cruises. Tybee bike tours are another great way to fully explore the island in places that cars and other motor vehicles cannot go. Bike rentals are available throughout the island, and some will even deliver to your door.
Tybee Beach Breakdown
There's no doubt that Tybee's biggest draw has to be its beaches. The island features three Atlantic beaches, including South Beach, Mid Beach and North Beach. South Beach is by far the most popular, and it's also right next to Tybee's primary business district. Mid Beach is slightly less crowded and usually preferred by locals. North Beach is on the Atlantic, but it's also right on the mouth of the Savannah River, making it a great place to watch ships come in.
The other two beaches are the Savannah River Beach and the Back River Beach. These are both freshwater beaches and feature low waves and places to spot dolphins. Both beaches are often popular with families.
Drive to Savannah
Visitors who stay in vacation rentals Tybee Island GA only have about 30 minutes by car to see all the amazing sights in Savannah. Probably the top way to learn about this historic city is to spend part of your day on the Old Savannah Tours. For more tour action, head to River Street to take one of the riverboat cruises. A visit to this city by the river would not be complete without experiencing this historic activity. Be sure to explore the rest of River Street while you're there. This long promenade offers a bevy of unique galleries, boutique shops, restaurants and pubs.
The place on every Savannah visitor's list is likely to be Forsyth Park. The 26-acre park can be found at the southern end of the Historic District and features walking trails, places to picnic and the picturesque iron fountain.
Nearby is the Monterey Square and The Mercer House, which were featured in the "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" franchise and remain popular tourist spots. Art buffs will enjoy a visit to the Savannah College of Art and Design in the same area. The college also runs several galleries throughout the district.
Tybee and Savannah Events
Special events happen quite frequently near Tybee Island vacation homes, depending on the time of year. Some of the following events have been popular in years past:
• Martin Luther King Parade in January
• Mardi Gras Tybee in February
• Savannah Music Festival in March
• Tybee Irish Heritage Celebration Parade in March
• First Saturday on the River festival from March to December
• Savannah Garden Expo in April
• Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade in May
• Fourth of July Fireworks on the Beach in July
• Oktoberfest on the River in October
• Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival in October
• Tybee Pirate Fest in October
• Savannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights in November
• Tybee Island New Year's Eve Fireworks in December
Make sure to check with us for a current list.
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