Thank you Joan!
“As much a state of mind as a geographic location, Tybee Island has an undeniable allure. Reminiscent of the Florida Keys before those islands were spoiled by glitzy commercialization, Tybee is an easygoing, free-spirited beach town with an unpretentious, laid-back vibe guaranteed to loosen the kinks and refresh the soul.Separated from Savannah by 18 miles of salt marshes and sky, the little barrier island is just under three miles square and has a year-round population of about 3,400 residents. With a wide, three-mile long beach with multiple public access points, fishing charters, boat rentals, dolphin cruises and historic sites, it’s a great sun ‘n’ surf destination for families on vacation.
For all the comforts of home, there are many agencies on the island that rent charming, fully furnished Tybee abodes.As we recently discovered, Tybee is also an ideal spot for a long, lazy weekend getaway for two. A friend had recommended Mermaid Cottages, and owner Diane Kaufman fixed us up with a snazzy three-level home called Shore Leave. With soaring cathedral ceilings, cheerful, attractive furnishings, a large modern kitchen, wet bar, second-story deck, small screened porch and fenced yard for our two dogs, there was plenty of room to unwind after the five-hour drive from east Cobb. It was the perfect home base for exploring what the island has to offer.”