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Skipjack Cottage circa 1929

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Sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

16 13th Lane Tybee Island, GA 31328 United States


Skipjack Cottage is the perfect beach house for nostalgia lovers and lovers of all things vintage (who also love the beach!) This vintage circa1929 raised southern-style beach house offers everything you can think of for an unforgettable beach vacation! Whether a family holiday, girlfriends’ getaway, work retreat or couples’ romantic weekend, Skipjack Cottage should be your first choice! This historic beach house features original wood paneling and wood ceilings, hardwood floors and all the ambiance you can imagine! Beautifully preserved and restored, this kind of historic, original construction provides a much richer experience than a typical beach hotel or new home; this vintage beach home holds so much history and memories and offers a very special place for making your own beach memories! And, it’s a special place that we can imagine guests will want to visit over and over as they make lasting memories and watch their families grow up visiting this beach home again and again! The wood-paneled walls envelop you in a cozy feeling of relaxation and history as you imagine how good life was for those who called this place home so many years ago.
Up the stairs on the front of the house, the outside features a wonderful, expansive front porch with comfortable furniture and porch swing for enjoying those Tybee nightcaps or your Mermaid Morning Bliss coffee! There's also a large screened side porch with lots of comfortable outdoor furniture and table and chairs for dining al fresco!
The kitchen has beautiful white glass front cabinets and all of the modern amenities needed including your very own icemaker! Simple and elegant, you can prepare a Tybee seafood feast or a simple beach picnic. All brand-new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops give you all the modern conveniences in a beautiful, historic beach cottage!
The living area features beautiful, richly stained wood paneled walls and ceiling, fireplace, lots of very comfortable furnishings and flat screen TV.
Throughout this home, beautiful antique furniture pieces mingle with new pieces in a perfect mix of today and yesterday!
This cottage features 3 full bedrooms on the upper level all with queen beds. One full bath with claw foot tub and shower and an additional half bath.
Heading down to the “street” level, there is a very large open area which stores beach chairs, umbrellas and everything else you need for a fun beach stay!
Additionally, and one of our most favorite features, is a lighted pathway leading to the outdoor shower! You have to see it to appreciate it! Covered on top and sides with beautiful foliage, it’s a private, romantic setting with the overhead lighting.
Additionally, at this street level there are 2 additional bedrooms and another bath. One of these bedrooms features a double bed and other bedroom at this downstairs street level features a daybed with trundle (two twin beds).
Laundry room is also on ground level with brand new washer and dryer!
NOTE: There is no direct access or stairs to these ground (street) level bedrooms/bathroom and laundry room from inside the house. You have to go outside and down the outside stairs to access these street level rooms. Please ask our reservationist for details if you have any questions.
You will absolutely love this house! You will love how close you are to the beach. Down 13th Lane, you are just 5 houses from the beach (an easy walk to the private beach access); you can get a glimpse of the beach as you stand in front of this beautiful home! Just a short walk to the sun, the sand and the beautiful ocean!

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Rooms and Amenities
Property Type Cottage, 2 story
Unit Code 043 Skip
Beds 3 queen beds, 1 full bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2.5 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms and 1 full and 1 half bath on upper level. 2 Bedrooms and 1 full bath at lower (street) level. 1 lower level Bedroom features a daybed with trundle (2 twins).
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities Air Conditioning, Heating, Internet, Linens Provided, Towels Provided, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, wheelchair inaccessible, Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Living Central Air, Hair Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Outdoor shower
Business Nearby Post Office, Nearby local grocery store, Nearby Pier
Entertainment Flat screen TV in living room, Flatscreen TV in all bedrooms
Kitchen Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dishwasher, Full Kitchen, Ice Maker, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Utensils, Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee, Keurig Coffemaker
Outdoor Gas Grill, Outdoor shower w/ Hot and Cold, Screened Porch, Off Street Parking - 3 Vehicles, Lighted foliage-covered path
Culture 20 minutes to Historic Savannah, Lighthouse, Museums, Theatre
Geographic Near Beach
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Awesome!

    Stayed 3 days ending in July, 2017

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    Nicole E from McCormick, SC recommends this vacation rental

    Location was the best part about the house! Never had to move our vehicle, could walk anywhere. The house was clean and loved the vintage aspect of the inside!

    • Manager Responded on 8/16/2017

      Don't you just love that about Skipjack?? And the porches... and the outdoor shower... and the cute decor... and the comfy beds... and ... and... ;) Thank you! This is your new vacation home. Come home soon! ~ Jennifer & the Mermaids

  • Convenient true Tybee family get-a-way

    Stayed 2 days ending in July, 2017

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    a guest from Waynesboro, Georgia recommends this vacation rental

    The whole process was convenient and easy - from booking only be to the use of a lockbox for check-in & check-out! We were pleased with the service was prompt. The home itself was exactly what we expected. The Bedroom-a Bath arrangement easily allows two families to vacation together whilst each has their own space (upstairs or downstairs). Having all of the beach chairs, buggy, & umbrellas supplied means we could pack light & the game room with pool table kept us entertained whilst grilling dinner. Location was awesome -walk out to the beach in less than 3minutes. Overall, we were thrilled! The only drawback would be that the home is not handicap accessible nor easy for older adults who have difficulty walking as the concrete on the ground floor is uneven and the bathroom on the ground level is up 2-3 steps.

    • Manager Responded on 7/8/2017

      Thank you for your nice review! Skipjack is a beautiful cottage and we love all the little touches about it ~ a true Tybee original! We will keep in mind what you've said about the flooring and thank you for pointing it out for future guests. Best, Jennifer & the Mermaids.

  • Great House

    Stayed 4 days ending in June, 2017

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    Holly H from Montgomery, TX recommends this vacation rental

    This house was perfect for our visit to Tybee. Short walk to the beach. This home had beach toys and chairs, which is a bonus considering we flew in from out of state. The A/C was cold and the kitchen had everything we needed. The only complaint I have is I wish I would have known the only way to access downstairs is outside. There is no staircase inside the house.

    • Manager Responded on 6/25/2017

      Skipjack is one of our newest "Mermaid Cottages" and we are so happy to hear you had a great stay for your Tybee visit. We will indeed clairfy the downstairs acess on our cottage description. Thank you for the feedback. Please let us know when we can help with your next visit. The Mermaids

  • Spring Break

    Stayed 6 days ending in March, 2017

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    Karen S from Houston, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Due to hurricane damage that hadn't been completely fixed on our original rental, the management company moved us to Skipjack. This was perfect for our family. All the kids got their own room, which they loved. We were even closer to the beach and shops. We all loved the pool table and had several competitions during our stay. Unfortunately, it was unseasonably cold for most of our stay so we didn't get to enjoy the screened porches or beach as much as we would have liked. The management company was always there when needed and very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

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