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Malinda Urvant

Member since: 2005
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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

36 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Tybee Island holiday condo

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Designed for two, the Herons' Nest condo is a private and unique hideaway. Nestled in Tybee's historical Venetian Terrace District and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Back River Inlet the Herons' Nest offers a quiet retreat for honeymoons, anniversaries and rest and relaxation for hardworking couples. Lovingly designed by Tybee artists, Fred and Malinda Urvant, the condo reflects their eclectic Art-Deco style of design. Original paintings by the late Soho artist Larry Urvant and photographs by Fred Urvant adorn the walls. Restored Art-Deco furnishings and white tile floors complete the condo's cozy design.

Play on Tybee's scenic Back River Beaches and return to your own private tropical garden to rest and relax. Enjoy a cool drink on your spacious screened porch or soak in the warm waters of your own private 4-person Jacuzzi. Rejuvenate in a soft-water shower and wrap yourself in fluffy towels of Egyptian cotton and sleep on European style linens. Luxury at the beach is only a moment away during your stay at the Herons' Nest.

We invite you to experience the true flavor of Tybee. Beautiful beaches, scenic landscapes, historic sites, excellent cuisine and a laid-back 1950's culture. Since the early 1900's Tybee has been called a utopia and we could not agree more. Please join us at the Herons' Nest where pleasant memories begin.

Fred and Malinda Urvant

Keywords: Condo

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Malinda Urvant (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks english

About Malinda Urvant

Fred and I are both transplants from the East Coast who met in Atlanta. Our dream was to return to the Atlantic Ocean and in 1994 we began a search for the perfect spot. I had been retired from Dupont Corp. after 20 years and Fred was ready to make a career change. Our search ended on Tybee in the Historic Back River District. My mother moved from Canada and settled on Tybee with us and my son and grandchildren settled in the city of Savannah.

Malinda Urvant purchased this condo in 1995

Why Malinda Urvant chose Coastal Georgia

Tybee was the perfect little beach city, quiet, picture perfect and so small that no one lived more than a few blocks from the beach. Housing values had not exploded yet and you were able to get a good value in a fixer upper.

** fast forward almost 20 years** Tybee is still the perfect little beach city and has retained it's 1950's atmosphere.

What makes this condo unique

You only have to spend a few hours on Tybee to know that this Island is a one of a kind spot and be captured by it's unique culture. Close to Savannah and activities; Tybee offers a peaceful contrast. A calm, quiet and peaceful atmosphere is abundant. Walking the beach, riding bikes and watching sunsets is complimented by the generous and friendly nature of Tybee's local population who feel just grateful that they are able to reside on this little piece of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really loved it here at the Herons' Nest! We went to AJ's and explored historic Savannah. Loved the ghost tour and seeing dolphins with our kayaks! We had an amazing time and made lots of memories.
Sep 2016
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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 166 reviews

Excellent place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at this property! It has everything you need, the owners are very kind!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anniversary weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have vistited the Herons Nest 5 times, we absolutely love it!!! We love Tybee Island, and we love the Herons Nest... It's walking distance to EVERYTHING, we rarely even move our car when we are there, unless we make a trip to Savannah. If you are looking for a nice relaxing peaceful vacation with your husband or wife, to reconnect or just enjoy each other I highly recommend the Herons Nest!! It is awesome. Fred and Malinda are amazing, they recommend the best restaurants and have great suggestions on places to visit while on the Island. Over all the Herons Nest is a fantastic home away from home. We love it!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

We has such an amazing honeymoon at the herons nest. Everything has been thought of for a couple to have a great time. Was even a great place to ride out tropical storm hermine!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I totally enjoyed our stay in Tybee Island. The beach was great, the sunsets on the back beach were awesome and the Heron's Nest was a quaint retreat that had everything we needed. Fred and Malinda provided everything imaginable, bikes, beach chairs, a cooler for the beach, a bottle of wine etc,. We enjoyed the private garden and hot tub. Fred gave us recommendations for great local dining. We will definitely return to the Heron's Nest.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our second choice but....

  • 5 of 5

I have to admit this was our second choice but now it will always be our 1st!!!! Our regular hotel was booked and so I did a little research and found the Heron's Nest. Absolutely wonderful. It was clean, comfortable, quiet, very relaxing and Malinda and Fred were great! Also their hot tub was the best...we spent hours in there..talking and just enjoying the moment. We will definitely be back. Thanks again for a very needed and relaxing weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dawn & Paige

  • 4 of 5

My daughter and I had the most wonderful stay at The Heron's Nest. Everything that you might need was provided. It was a very short bike ride (owner's provided two bikes which we thoroughly enjoyed) to the back river beach. And, if you prefer a little bit of a more crowded area, the front beach is only a few more blocks away. The quiet, relaxing ambience that Tybee Island provides was good for the soul. Everyone was so nice to us on the island, and the Urvants were most welcoming and gave us restaurant recommendations and information about what to do while on the island. If you want "upscale" restaurants, Savannah is only a short drive away, otherwise the local restaurants have very good food and a relaxing, right-at-home beach atmosphere. Looking forward to our next visit to Tybee--we will definitely vacation here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Historic Tybee Light House complex, Historic Fort Polaski,

Historic Savannah, Rails to Trails bike & walk path on the

Old Marsh Hen railroad, dolphin tours, shark fishing, shrimp

fishing fleet on Lazertto Creek, Marine Science Center, birding trails, seasonal art shows


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Tybee Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
16 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
1 Apr 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning A$92
Tax Rate 13.0%

A check of $100 is required upon arrival for refundable damage protection.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Tybee Island, Georgia

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • White and black tile with white oak chair paneling and molding. Decor is art deco with blue accents. Full shower and bath with over sized sink. White hotel bath towels provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Canopy queen bed with pillow top mattress and two additional mattress toppers. Quality 600 count Biltmore linens with imported maltise coverlet and shams. Extra pillows and quilt provided.
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • veranda
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private tropical garden, indoor 4 person Jacuzzi, complimentary coffee, tea and wine, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, electric fireplace, paper products and soaps provided, beach bicycles, beach equipment and coolers.