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Seven Tybee Island Porches That Rock

Here are seven Tybee Island porches that rock. Whether you’re looking for an end-of-summer getaway or a place to Fall in love with Tybee Island, it’s always a great time to visit.  Everyone loves the beach and the ocean, but some love to come and just slow things down a bit.

We call it Tybee Time.

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Porch sitting is definitely a Southern tradition and a great rocking chair is all that’s needed to get into a rhythm.

Atlantic 1 circa 1930

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This classic family beach house sits directly on the beach and the sand dunes.  You’ll enjoy incredible ocean views, glorious sunrises and sunsets and delightful ocean breezes. As a bonus, Atlantic 2 is located directly behind this beach house, so it’s the perfect location for families and friends traveling together.  You’re welcome to rent both!

It’s called Tybee Time…

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1933

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This is an example of a historic cottage that defines Tybee Island style.  It’s been beautifully restored and sits proudly along the Back River District.  Guests adore the large, wraparound porch and its rocking chairs.  It’s also popular since it’s an easy walk to AJ’s Dockside, the Alley 3 Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.  It has a beautiful, fence yard and it’s full of local art!

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

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Yes, President Eisenhower really did sleep here.  Once you experience the beautiful, partial beach view from the large wraparound screened porch you’ll understand why.  This beautiful, historic beach cottage is located on the beach side of Butler Avenue, so there are no roads to cross on the way to the beach.  It’s simple, elegant, cozy and nostalgic.

Enlisted Men’s Mess Hall circa 1925

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This Tybee Island landmark was originally built as a soldier’s mess hall.  It’s been completely restored and preserved for today’s hungry travelers.  It’s pet friendly and has a wonderful, fenced yard.  Guests love that it’s only two blocks to the beach and its marvelous wraparound screen porch with lots of rockers.

Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn

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Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Tybee Island vacations.  It has a gorgeous chef’s kitchen and the whole house is filled with lots of Paula’s personal touches.  Your stay here includes VIP dining reservations for The Lady & Sons and you’ll also reserve a personally autographed cookbook and lots of Paula Deen goodies!

Screened Inn circa 1925

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This ground level, charming cottage is the other side of our Enlisted Mens Mess Hall unit.  It’s also located in the quiet, historic Officer’s Row section of the North Beach at Fort Screven.  With a short, seven minute walk to the beach it’s very popular and JC Park connects with the back yard.

Sea Stars Cottage circa 1932

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If you love a grand, wraparound porch that’s loaded with lots of rockers, this is the place for you.  It’s a historic, Tybee raised cottage on the beach side of Butler Avenue.  Guests love that it’s only one block from the beach and two blocks to downtown Tybee.  Pets are always welcome here as there’s a beautiful, fenced yard. This is porch sitting at it’s best!

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These are seven Tybee Island porches that rock and they’re all ready for your end-of summer getaways and your Fall visits.  Reserve them right on our website or call the Mermaid on Duty for rates and availability at 912.704.4618.  These are just some of our porches that rock and you will, too, with our fine collection of historic and vintage cottages that have porches and rocking chairs.




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