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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Malinda Urvant
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

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 Tybee Island

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

Thank you for the wonderful stay at the Herons' Nest. This was a great location as we were able to walk to most everything. the one drive we made was to Huc-a-Poos which was well worth it with delicious pizza and yummy drinks. The hot tub was so relaxing and a great way to end each day. Thank you for the bottle of wine that was waiting for us on our arrival also. Great trip and we hope to be back again soon.
Aug 2017
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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • 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
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • alternative lifestyle
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Romantic Beach Hideway Steps to Tybee's Backriver Beaches
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 239 reviews
5

Heron's Nest is a Tybee Island jewel

  • 5 of 5

The Heron's Nest was so sweet and clean. Upon arrival Fred greeted us and instantly made us feel welcomed. He and Melinda have put a lot of little extras in the suite that made it so very special and efficient. The garden was tranquil and screened in porch was peaceful.The Hot tub is inside the suite and was really relaxing after our journey. We used the beach gear which saved us from having to rent them. Going on Fred's suggestion we rode the bicycles to AJ's Restaurant (a couple blocks away) how fun riding along the river. The beach, restaurants and shopping is a short walk , everything is so close. Thank you both for making our anniversary trip so perfect.

We Will Be Back. Now we have our favorite "Home Away" beach place!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The Heron's Nest was a complete gem - quaint and spotless little hideaway! Fred greeted us and was super helpful and welcoming. Great location close to the inlet beaches. Perfect place for R&R and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the hot tub and my hubby loved the bed lol. We loved how peaceful and quiet it was. The nature was exactly what we needed with the chirping of the birds but not over bearing. It was a beautiful nest as its called. A perfect name for a perfect place. I gad to use my wifi calling for my phone being with AT&T which wasn't a issue whatsoever. If I come back I would most definitely stay here again. It was cozy for just us 2. I recommend this it had everything we needed didbt hve to buy anything. Melinda & Fred was simply the best I adore them. Love Theresa & Montez. Hope to see ya again❤❤

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

Clean,and lovely and well situated. Very private. Hosts are gracious and eager to be helpful

  • Review Submitted: 07/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barbara, we so appreciate your lovely review. We cater to the private couple who is looking for that perfect quiet spot to have a beach vacation and peaceful relaxation. The Herons' Nest offers a convenient location for shopping and restaurants, site seeing and the beach all within walking distance. We welcome you back to this little piece of island paradise for a future visit. Fred and Malinda
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5

Everything we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we had hoped for. We were in town for a wedding and the cottage gave us everything we needed. Just off the main strip yet quiet nestled back in lush vegetation. Would definitely recommend this property for whatever your occasion.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paul for your great review. The garden is just starting to show how tropical it will become in the summer months. It makes a beautiful view from the screened porch or the garden seating area. We hope that your son had a wonderful wedding and invite you to please come back and visit us again in the future. Fred and Malinda
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5

Charming, peaceful and all amenities anyone would need. Decor is personal and very tasteful.

  • 5 of 5

Although the weather was not what we would like, we still had a great time. The bed was so comfy. Plenty of room, screened in porch to eat lunch or drink coffee early in morning. No noise hardly at all, really is a hideaway. Dedicated parking was good. We will definitely look for this property the next time we visit Tybee Island! You should too, you will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Savannah/Hilton Head Int.
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
AJ's
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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Tybee Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer/fall
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$202
AU$1,411
 
 
Winter/Spring
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$161
AU$1,129
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$202
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$94.07

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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