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Bead Cottage

Type: Cottage
Pets Allowed: No
Area: Mid Beach
View: Island View






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Step back in time and embrace the enchanting allure of Bead Cottage, a truly adorable rental cottage originally constructed in 1938, and lovingly preserved by prominent preservationist Jane Coslick in 2004. This private, magical retreat awaits you, just a short stroll away from the sun-kissed beach. Nestled in the heart of Tybee Island, the cottage sits conveniently on the island's designated bike path, inviting you to embark on delightful two-wheeled adventures.

Stepping inside, you'll find a charmingly appointed interior, where comfort and coziness blend seamlessly. The bedroom offers a restful queen-size bed, while the second bedroom boasts two twin beds, perfect for a peaceful night's sleep. The front room offers an additional twin bed, ensuring ample sleeping arrangements for all. The full kitchen is well-equipped, allowing you to prepare delightful meals, and the breakfast area and living room provide a delightful space for gathering and bonding.

The bathroom features a standard tub with a shower, providing convenience for your daily routines. For your entertainment needs, the property offers high-speed Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and cable access to enjoy your favorite shows and movies.

The true gem of Bead Cottage is its large, inviting screened porch, where you'll undoubtedly spend most of your time. Here, a charming dining area invites you to savor meals al fresco, while ample space allows for relaxed cocktail hours, blissful naps, or indulging in a good book inspired by the nearby beach.

As a refreshing oasis, the private 12' by 32' swimming pool beckons for rejuvenation and relaxation, offering a delightful alternative to the beach. It's a perfect fit for young children to frolic and play, and if you desire a warm swim, the pool can be heated upon request for an additional charge. And after a day of sand and sea, take advantage of the outdoor shower with hot and cold water, providing a soothing experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

Bead Cottage is a treasure trove of cherished memories, waiting for you to create new ones. Book your stay now and immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of this lovingly preserved retreat on Tybee Island.

Bedroom Configuration: Bedroom One: 1 Queen Bedroom Two: 2 Twins Flex Space: 1 Twin

*This property has parking for a maximum of 3 vehicles*

*Heated pool upon request only: Between October1st -March 31st*


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Season Name Start Date End Date Rate Type Rate Min Stay Required
Rates Manager 1/1/2022 7/31/2033 Daily $450.00 2
Additional to the base weekly/nightly rate, other charges are the 13 percent hotel/motel tax, clean up charge(that differs per property), and a reservation fee. Please call Tybee Cottages, at 912-786-6746, if you have any questions.


  • 2 Blocks from the beach
  • Air Conditioning
  • Area Fitness Center
  • ATM/bank
  • Beach
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Cable TV
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Central Air
  • Central Heat
  • Charcoal Grill
  • children welcome
  • cinemas
  • Clean with disinfectant
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Coffee Maker
  • combination tub/shower
  • Cookware
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishwasher
  • eco tourism
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Family
  • Fenced Pool
  • festivals
  • Fire extinguisher
  • flexible
  • Free Wifi
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Iron & Board
  • Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Large Front Porch
  • library
  • Linens
  • Linens Provided
  • live theater
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Microwave
  • museums
  • Near Church
  • Near Fitness Center
  • Near Lighthouse
  • Near Museums
  • Near Restaurants
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Nearby post Office
  • No Smoking Allowed.
  • No-contact check-in and check-out
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Oven
  • Oven or Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • pets not allowed
  • photography
  • Picket Fenced In Yard And Trees
  • Private Pool
  • queen
  • Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator
  • restaurants
  • Romantic
  • scenic drives
  • Screened Porch
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • shower
  • sight seeing
  • Smart TV
  • Smoke detectors
  • Sports & Activities
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Toaster
  • toilet
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • twin/ single
  • Utensils
  • walking
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • WIFI
  • Wifi
  • Wifi
  • Wooden Chairs On Deck

Recent Reviews About This Property

"This was our 3rd year at Bead Cottage, and I can't brag about the management company enough! Everyone from the reservationist to the manager was Outstanding and worked quickly with me on short notice to allow me to rent this home again. Cottage was very clean, as always, with some great upgrades - outdoor shower redone. We live in our swimsuits the entire time, either in the pool or on the porch. Even in 90+ degree weather. Will be back!"

Deborah W. from Myrtle Beach, 08/21/2023

"This was our 2nd year at Bead Cottage - and better than last year! The porch and the pool (large and deeper than most) are all you need - (jellyfish in the ocean this year :( ) Quiet, cozy, great for just chilling, reading books, listening to music and puzzles and games. Will be back again."

Deborah W. from Myrtle Beach, 07/26/2022

"Quaint cottage with lots of old-beach charm. Perfect for 2. The screened in porch is the highlight of this stay. The cottage is very quiet despite being located on a busy street. Location is great - just a short walk or ride to lots of restaurants and shops. The pool had some issues, however. As we arrived after dark, we didn’t realize the steps into the pool puts one in the deep end. Plus the liner was very slippery, I think it would be easy for someone to slip and hit their head on the concrete. There really needs to be a “Deep End” label at the very least. Plus the ladder into the shallow end (?) had a broken rung. We were not given a heads-up when the pool guys were coming, and as several of the cottage windows are not covered, it was quite the shock to look out and see a man right outside the window."

Lisa H. from Mount Carmel, 06/27/2022

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for your feedback. We will certainly address the pool suggestions and concerns with the pool company and owner. The pool days are located in the cottage information booklet in the cottage and I'm sorry you missed seeing it. We love that screened in porch also! We hope to see you back for another stay with us and more Tybee time soon. Thanks so much Denise & the Tybee team

"This was our second year at Bead Cottage and it was another great stay. Online reservations were easy and when we needed to contact someone on arrival-they got back to us immediately. We’re already looking forward to our next stay!"

from Fort Mill, 06/21/2022

"This was a perfect house for just the two of us. The living room is tiny, the two bedrooms are ok sized and then there is a front room with a day bed in it which we loved reading on.

As everyone says the porch is the reason to rent this house Lots of comfy seating and quite private. The pool was warm enough for kids and my husband. Not much room for food, but there are decorative items in the bookshelves that can be moved to fit some food in. No designated/open cupboards in the kitchen proper.

Overall we loved the house and would definitely rent it again."

from Rochester, 05/03/2022

"The Bead Cottage was perfect for my wife and I. It is perfectly placed on the island, clean, safe and outfitted with just about everything needed ( 16 or 20 oz coffee cups would be welcomed for coffee drinkers in lieu of the 12 oz but certainly no big deal ). The recommended rental of a Golf Cart ( Tybee Golf Cart rental ) was spot on and easy. Thank you Denise for all the recommendations and assistance during our contracting and stay. Capt Derek's Sunset Dolphin Cruise was wonderful, reasonably priced and highly recommended as well as our meal at Sundae Cafe at Tybee. Breezy Taxi service was on time, very reasonably priced and EXCELLENT ! Overall we had a wonderful time and hope to visit again. "

Mark M. from Dartmouth, 05/02/2022

"Our family of 4 (two adults/two teenagers) truly enjoyed our time at The Bead Cottage. The cottage is cozy and perfect for an island vacation. The screened porch just makes the house, right alongside the perfect pool. Our walks to the beach, only a couple blocks away, added to our enjoyment. Jim was helpful, kind, and friendly. I hope we get to visit Tybee again, and if we do, we would rent this cottage all over again! "

from Chesterfield , 04/11/2022

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Bead Cottage. It was clean and well equipped for a great vacation. The screen porch on the side of the house with ceiling fans was awesome! It is a nice location, close to the beach and near enough to walk or bike to either the north or the south to watch the sunset. Highly recommend! "

from Fredericksburg, 09/18/2021

"The history and charm of Bead Cottage is wonderful! We had a comfortable stay! That pool is terrific!! Yes: the kitchen is tight but manageable! Will definitely stay there again!

Monica M. from Savannah, 08/23/2021

"Great stay. We’ve used Tybee Cottages for several years and always have a great experience. This was our first stay at Bead Cottage and it did not disappoint. The cottage was charming and clean and we felt right at home. The porch and pool were the highlights and got tons of use. We still walked to the beach - but the pool was a great option on days with on and off rain as well as quick dips in the morning and evening. We will definitely book our next stay through Tybee Cottages."

from Fort Mill, 08/09/2021

"Rented this property a few times now, and it is always enjoyable. The big screened in porch adjacent to the pool is probably our favorite; It makes it easy for Mom and Dad to relax while the kids play and can still be under a watchful eye. The property has always been clean and well appointed."

Adam T. from Rocky Face , 06/01/2021

"This was WONDERFUL. Being on the bike path is perfect because not many cars used the street. The rental agent called to let us know we could get in early (due to some anticipated college celebration on the beach) AND even told us where to do our grocery shopping BEFORE we got on Tybee. Krogers on Mercer Blvd is OUTSTANDING! The pool was a real plus. TWO blocks from the beach for those days. And even the "little things" like hand soap at every sink, lots of towels and TWO coffee makers were provided. Deck loungers could use a cleaning or updating but that's about the ONLY upgrade we could find. And the screened in porch - we practically lived there. Never even turned on the TV in the living room. Would stay here again AND would definitely use this rental company!"

from ROCKFORD, 05/04/2021

"Bead Cottage made our family of fours stay absolutely magical. The cottage was cozy, tidy, clean and perfectly decorated. The pool made our mornings very relaxed allowing the kids to play while my husband and I enjoyed coffee from the screened in porch! "

Victoria M. from kennett square, 04/13/2021

" We loved our stay at This quaint cottage. Plenty of room for us. We especially loved the porch and pool, spent most of our time there. Quiet neighborhood, close to everything The owner was very responsive when we had a problem with the shower curtain. I would definitely stay here again. "

Heidi E. from Clayton, 10/20/2020

"We braved traveling from Ohio to Tybee during COVID for our 3 straight summer family vacation on Tybee. It was wonderful, not the same as years past, but fantastic! We are a family of 3 and the Bead was a perfect size for us. Families with 2 or 3 kids would also be comfortable, it actually sleeps 5, but only 1 full bath. The cottage is very cute, but the spacious and beautifully decorated screened in porch overlooking the pool was the biggest draw! Its a short walk to the beach and the IGA if you don’t feel like driving to Wilmington for groceries! We highly recommend it!!! Property management/ rental agent was outstanding! He was very helpful, welcoming and knowledgeable! "

Jennifer D. from Lakewood , 08/05/2020

"The Bead Cottage is a priceless gem on Tybee. Everything was better than expected. The house was exceptionally clean. The beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen and home were well equipped. The location is perfect, an easy walk to the beach, far enough from the hustle and bustle yet very close to all the fun and conveniences. The charming large screened-in porch was our favorite part of the house coming in a close second to the clean pool. The Bead was truly our home away from home. We were so sorry to leave when the week ended. Even though we did not meet Jim in person, we had seamless communications, always prompt and courteous. We would not hesitate to come back and stay here again. Thanks so much!"

Paula S. from Atlanta, 07/13/2020

"My family of 4 booked 4 nights at Bead Cottage. As soon as we arrived and checked out the adorable home, amazing screened porch & pool, I emailed Jim and asked if we could add 2 more nights. We lived on the screened porch & pool most of our stay. We loved the simple and comfortable feel from the beautiful hardwood to the comfy slip covered furniture. We are ready to return. The location was perfect for us. Beach access was an easy walk & less busy than either end of the island. "

Natalie L. from Frankfort, 06/15/2020

"This is an adorable cottage that was well equipped and clean. The porch has comfortable seating and the pool was sparkling clean. I was surprised that the bathroom was larger than expected. The Little Bead is like stepping back in time. The sound of the screen door slamming, priceless. Great experience with Tybee Cottages."

from Greenville, 06/09/2020

"We returned to this property after 15 years. We have visited the island and stayed in various Tybee Cottage homes, but the cottages hold the sweetest memories because they truly capture the Tybee experience. This property is small, but cozy and the pool and screened in porch make it perfect. The location has easy walkable access to the beach. We love Jim and the cleaning staff is always superb! We can't wait until our return trip."

Beth S. from Covington, 05/23/2020

"The cottage we rented on Tybee Island was so cute! It was just the right size for our family of four and I've rented mini places on Tybee before and this one was just adorable. After losing my parents this past year it was definitely a I need a vacation. I've been coming to Tybee since I was 10 years old and I absolutely love the relaxed way of life. The quietness of Tybee. And I you'll be back many more times."

Barbara D. from , 04/07/2019

"Wonderful stay
Great cosy cottage on a
quiet street close to beaches, amenities and Savannah "

Susan E. from Wolfville , 04/06/2019

"We stayed in Bead Cottage for six nights the first week in September. We were in the area to move our daughter into SCAD. The cottage is lovely and very cozy. The beds were very comfortable; there were more than needed clean, fluffy bath towels provided, plenty of kitchen supplies, and the A/C was a great relief from the humidity. Everything was exactly as described by Jim for the rental. We really enjoyed having our own private pool and we used it everyday. We also really enjoyed the large screened in porch. We relaxed on the porch, took naps and ate on the porch. We also rented a golf cart to drive around Tybee and drive to dinner at local restaurants. We also drove the golf cart to the beach (two blocks) and you can park the golf cart for free anywhere you would normally park a car. We had an awesome stay at Bead Cottage and we plan to return again in 2019. "

Audra D. from Canal Winchester, 10/10/2018

"Wonderful experience, great pool, very clean,management helpful,nice & quick response."

Debbie K. from , 07/31/2018

"My family really enjoyed our stay at the Bead Cottage. The pool and large screened porch were the biggest hits. The kitchen was a little tight, but it was more than adequate for our needs and we weren't planning on much cooking. We rented bikes for the week and were able to easily navigate the whole island. The home is located in a quiet, shaded area and it was an easy 5 minute walk to the beach. For us the location was perfect."

from , 07/25/2018

"I was so happy with both our cottage and Jim of Tybee Cottages! Jim was a dream to work with (I must have changed my dates a million times) and the cottage was perfect. Location was also perfect for us. I’ve stayed on Tybeee several times and have used other companies - I cannot recommend or say enough kind words about, Jim and Tybee Cottages highly enough - 5 stars!"

Michelle B. from Falls Church, 11/03/2017

" Had a great stay cut short by hurricane Irma."

from Portland, 09/17/2017

"This was our first time in Georgia, we had such a great time we are thinking of coming back next year with our children."

Cindy K. from Naperville, 09/05/2017

"Our first trip to Tybee Island & the Savannah area! What a fantastic week we had! Bead Cottage was quaint, quiet, and absolutely perfect...we did not want to leave! The porch and pool were favorites!! We WILL return!!️!!️"

from Lexington, 09/04/2017

"We previously stayed here in 2013, and equally enjoyed our stay this time. The big porch is great, as is the pool, and the air-con is VERY welcoming. With parking chargeable every day on Tybee, it's good to be so close to the beach and shops / restaurants (10 minutes walk at most). But having a car to visit Savannah and other nearby places of interest is a must!"

Steve W. from , 08/21/2017

"We loved staying at the Bead. A family of 5 with 3 young kids this place was amazing. The rental was clean, the pool was amazing, and the walk to the beach wasn't far at all. The first night we noticed the out door lights weren't working and Jim and his wife came over and took care of it right away we were so grateful. We can't wait to visit again."

Sarah R. from Vienna, 08/08/2017

"We loved our stay at this sweet little cottage in Tybee Island! The porch is just adorable and so relaxing- the perfect place to read and enjoy breakfast in the morning. My son especially loved the pool in the back yard! The location is great, short walk to the beach."

Connie B. from Lancaster, 06/07/2017

"Bead cottage is lovely, and Tybee Cottages was a professional and reliable rental company. Highly recommended. "

from Chicago, 04/17/2017

"We took a short trip to Tybee for a few days and stayed at Bead Cottage. The cottage was adorable. It was very clean and comfortable. Jim from Tybee cottages was wonderful to work with and they took care of everything. We loved the huge screened-in porch and the private pool! The neighborhood was very quiet and convenient to the beach and area restaurants as well. We highly recommend this property and this rental company. If you get a chance, eat at the Sundae Cafe and AJ's Dockside."

Connie D. from Bishop, 09/24/2016

"Perfect cottage for hot Tybee weather! Screened in deck and pool were amazing. Jim and his staff went out of their way to make sure that our stay was perfect! "

daniel e. from cincinnati, 08/10/2016

"This was our family's first visit to Tybee. The Bead Cottage was one of the primary factors in our decision to go. The house was adorable. I loved the fresh vintage design, the fun happy colors, the beach cottage vibe. It was perfect for our family of 4 with kids. The huge screen porch and pool made it absolutely perfect. Great location in the the middle of the island so easy to go to north or south beaches on bikes. Jim of Tybee Cottages was very friendly and helpful and responsive. Highly recommended!"

Sharon A. from Austin, 07/11/2016

"Our 2nd visit to the Bead in less than a year. This charming little cottage has everything you need to live 'like a local'. Located on a quite, tree covered street, just two blocks from the beach. You are close enough to the action, yet you aren't stuck in the touristy stuff. The kitchen is well stocked, plus there's a grill so you can cook up your fresh catch! The pool is perfectly located so that you catch some mid day sun, but there is ample shade in the morning and late afternoon. We brought our bikes down and rode all over the island. The cottage is perfect for a couple, or a small family. There are two bedrooms with another single bed in the front of the house. Plenty of spaces to curl up and read a book if the weather is rainy. "

Julie and Michael G. from YORKVILLE, 06/13/2016

"We loved "Bead" cottage and would highly recommend this rental! It was everything we expected with it's coastal charm and private swimming pool. We would come back and stay for sure nice and quiet neighborhood! Wish we could own the place! Just a short walk to the beach!"

Jill R. from Lowell, 06/09/2016

"Such a cute house. My two teenager girls loved it! Very clean and the pool is great. Beach on bikes is five minutes."

Ann D. from woodstock, 10/05/2015

"This gorgeous cottage is so peaceful and relaxing. It was a perfect romantic getaway for my husband and I. The pool is private and the trees provide plenty of shade so you can swim throughout the day, even at it's hottest. The kitchen, grill and washer and dryer were so handy. We will be back!"

Julie and Michael G. from YORKVILLE, 08/31/2015

"Wonderful Cottage, close to Ocean and the big plus is it has a pool. Beautiful landscape and décor make this a must stay at tybee island."

Sheri V. from Canfield, 07/27/2015

"i booked this cottage at beautiful Tybee Island for myself and My BFF. The cottage itself was very clean, and beautifully decorated in the beach theme. The screened porch and the pool were the star of this rental! The kitchen was well stocked. the kitchen is very small, and there is not a Full sized refrigerator, which was a small problem, but if you're not into cooking in every night , its not a big issue. We are avid cooks and wine drinkers, so having the small refrigerator for us wasn't ideal. We made do though. The wifi worked perfectly. We did have a few issues, such as broken tub faucett, and slow draining sink. I emailed Jim and the issues were fixed immediately. They are a great management company! It was very useful having the outdoor shower! The only aggravating thing was the pine needles that fell constantly, and we had to sweep 2-3 times a day around pool and clean filter of those as it kept clogging and was not skimming well. But we dealt with it. They come from neighbors tree, so not the managements fault. This is a great rental for 2 , maybe 3 people. Perfect couples or Best friend get away! All in all, I would rent here again! Enjoyed the island. The $3.00 per person golf cart rides to restuaraunts was a plus! There is a Bike rental place that will drop off and pick up bikes for you for free. The charge is $10.00 a day. There is a grocery store very close by. The beach here is HUGE! Great to ride bikes on early AM to catch sunrise! Many great resturaunts and shops! Also Savannah was a 30 Minute ride away. Enjoyed day trips there. If you love shabby chic decor, easy laid back days by a pool, and clean comfortable beds, then this is it! "

Cynthia F. from germantown , 07/16/2015

"Bead Cottage is a charming, inviting home. It is simply decorated with pops of beautiful accent colors. The porch is almost as big as the interior and a wonderful place to read, eat and just kick back and relax. The pool is GREAT! If the beach wasn't so inviting, you wouldn't need to leave this lovely home."

Mary P. from , 06/24/2015

"Bead cottage truly lived up to is in a quiet street but only a short stroll to the beach,grocery store and restaurants..The property was spotlessly clean and stocked with everything you could possibly need.We live in the UK and the booking was a breeze.The decor is charming and the porch is just as perfect as it looks in the photos.The pool is great to cool off in.We loved the proximity to gorgeous Savannah,only a short drive away.We would highly recommend this cottage and would love to return someday."

from , 06/16/2015

"Bead Cottage was truly a respite from reality!
My husband and I had never been to Tybee Island and found this jewel to rent while celebrating our 32nd anniversary. We loved
the cottage and the surrounding community. A truly memorable stay that we hope to return to in the very near future!"

Joanne W. from Richmond, 06/08/2015

"This was our third, but NOT last stay in Bead Cottage. Jim, as always, made the whole process from reservation to arrival way too easy. Many improvements have been made to Bead. We were planning our next stay before we left! "

daniel e. from cincinnati, 12/02/2014

"1st time on Tybee Island but it won't be our last! From start to finish, the entire experience exceeded our expectations. Bead Cottage and Jim Heflin are a delight. The cottage was exceptionally clean, full of charm and very well equipped. The spacious screen porch is fabulous with comfortable furniture and being able to dine outside was a treat. The pool was private and just beckons you to jump in. The neighborhood is quiet and just a short enjoyable stroll to the beach. The island is quaint and offers tranquility. I highly recommend Tybee Cottages/Jim Heflin and Bead Cottage. You won't be disappointed. "

Lynn G. from Hampstead, 10/21/2014

"Darling, cute small cottage. Super clean. No problems while we stayed for a week. Close short two block walk to beach. Pool was great fun for our family of 4
Pool super clean. Quiet neighborhood. Easy stress free vacation, from calling and booking, the stay...the whole trip was perfect! Thank you, Tybee Cottages."

Debbie K. from , 08/11/2014

"So good. Even when the weather was uncooperative, we had a great refuge. Coming back next year!"

jason p. from pinckney, 06/03/2014

"Our large family was spread out over three cottages at Tybee. Bead Cottage was always a favorite hangout for everyone in the group because it has a great pool and a very large screened porch with comfy furniture--something for everyone! We loved it!"

Vicky P. from , 06/02/2014

"Loved staying at The Bead cottage on Tybee Island! Super cute cottage. The back porch was the best part. A short walk to the beach. Plenty of resturants close by. The Breakfast Club and The Crab Shack were amazing! We really enjoyed our stay! "

Amy P. from Boardman, 11/13/2013

"Four old friends spent a lovely long weekend cooking, walking on the beach, drinking wine and lazing on the wonderful porch. The Bead was the perfect place for us -- it was our second time there and we'll definitely be back!"

from Atlanta, 11/06/2013

"This was our seventh trip to Tybee. We did not discover Tybee Cottages and Jim Heflin until our second visit. That we have rented through them for six visits to the island is a good an endorsement as we can make. This was our fourth stay in Bead Cottage. It is the perfect home base from which to enjoy Tybee. We rent bikes and ride the beach, we refresh ourselves in the pool (The Sea of Bead), we laze and while away time on the spacious porch (the wallpaper on the porch is perfection ... think about it), we enjoy the wonderful restaurants on the island, and we scoot into Savannah occasionally to enjoy the riverfront and historic district. What more could you ask for? All our previous visits were a week in length. This visit to our favorite suburb of heaven was for two weeks. It still ain't enough. We love livin' on Tybee time, and so appreciate Jim Heflin making it so pleasingly possible."

Dick P. from Fairway, 09/16/2013

"This is the second time we rented this property. There are only 3 of us, so it didn't seem that crowded. We love the fact that you can walk to the beach, bike to restaurants and that there is a great pool in the yard. Our 6 year old loves staying there. He claims it's our other house. "

Sue and James G. from Coconut Grove, 09/11/2013

"We found this rental via Google, which can sometimes be a gamble, but it paid off in this case. The photos and description of the property were very accurate and not misleading (aside from the absence of the hammock!), and the property was located in a quiet neighbourhood only a short walk from restaurants and shops (and beach).

The large verandah was great to escape the sun and gave everyone space (there were 5 of us staying). The pool (which seems to be a rarity on Tybee) was fantastic and our 12 year olds were in there almost the whole time.

Aircon very welcome too for those of us from the UK and not used to the heat!

We didn't really use the kitchen as we tended to eat out, but it had all you would need and the washing machine / dryer was very useful.

Loads of great places to visit nearby too. Thoroughly recommend it!"

Steve W. from , 09/01/2013

"Close to Savannah....Close to ocean....quiet nights....what more could u ask for."

Sheri V. from Canfield, 07/30/2013

"There is lots to choose from on Tybee, but for our first trip, which won't be our last, I'm glad we chose cozy little Bead Cottage. What a wonderful place, and is just the right size for our family of three. We loved the screened in porch and the pool. We also appreciated the home's seclusion -- you wouldn't know there are neighbors nearby -- and that it is located on the island's bike trail, which keeps cars to a minimum. We're going back next summer and CANNOT wait. Thanks, Jim, for answering all of our questions and making this such a comfortable place to spend a week."

Jill and Scott E. from Boiling springs, 07/15/2013

"The Bead Cottage was charming. Jim Heflin was very courteous and helpful. We especially enjoyed the large screen porch and pool!"

from Galena, 06/25/2013

"This is my third stay in one of Tybee Cottages rentals and it has always been excellent. This time I brought my mother who is older and has bad arthritis. Jim Heflin not only gave me a contact for my mother to have an small electric car to get around on the island, but also referred me to Mary Ann who gave us a private tour (no walking required). Mary Ann picked us up, took us on a tour, and even took us to a great place for brunch...amazing. My mother was able to shop and feel independent for our entire stay. Bead's cottage was small, but adorable with plenty of outdoor space that was well used. It was clean and organized. It's the perfect place to make memories. "

Andie T. from , 06/05/2013

"We had a lovely time -- the cottage was just right. Weather was horrible but we had a lovely time anyway. The screen porch is particularly wonderful!"

from Atlanta, 04/24/2013

"The Bead Cottage of Tybee was wonderful. The cottage was so well kept and original. Our family of 5 had a great Spring vacation. Only a few miles from Savannah, what an awesome, relaxing place. The pool, while only 59degrees, was a great past time for the kids. We loved every minute of our Georgia vacation and your property was at the top of the list for memories. Jim Heflin was very kind. Thanks so much. We will be sure to share it with all our friends."

Kristy R. from Coldwater, 04/07/2013

"Even though the weather was very cool, the cottage was comfortable. We found Jim to be very accommodating and very professional in answering our questions. We would recommend the cottage for anyone interested in staying on Tybee Island."

Donna A. from Hubbardsville, 03/31/2013

"We had a wonderful stay at Bead Cottage! The cottage was like a little piece of heaven! Bead cottage was clean, convenient to everything, and was equipped with everything we needed. We walked to the beach and most things we needed such as groceries and places to eat were really close by! We would love to stay there again! Jim Heflin was easy to work with and responded quickly to any question. I highly recommend his cottages and Tybee Island."

Jenny T. from Shelbyville, 10/16/2012

"Had a great time at Bead cottage. Like a dolls house. Very cozy, simple and clean. Perfect for a break and very comfy beds."

Suzanne G. from Simpsonville, 09/19/2012

"Upgrades; i.e. wifi and new tv were a very nice edition. Inside the house was spotless. The refrigerator setting froze many produce items and we never changed the setting. The outside could have been hosed down. Other than that, loved the cottage and would go back when and if i can afford it."

Donna L. from , 08/27/2012

"You can't miss with this rental in Tybee! It's cool, comfortable and totally private. The pool and porch are perfect. Easy access to the beach, too."

Mary R. from Tarentum, 08/23/2012

"This was our fourth visit to Bead Cottage and once again we were not disappointed. Pool, Porch and closeness to beach are the main reasons we keep coming back. Wireless internet was a welcome addition to the cottage this time. It's the perfect relaxing place."

Thomas M. from Milton, 08/14/2012

"perfect for our family of five. loved the proximity to the ocean and amenities. pool a tremendous bonus. missing tybee island now! jim helpful and courteous at all times. thanks. we'll be back."

Barbara C. from , 08/06/2012

"My family and I had a fantastic vacation at Bead! "

Jennifer W. from , 08/05/2012

"Our family was very happy with our experience at Bead Cottage. It was close to the ocean, and it had a great pool and porch. Perfect back drop to a great vacation!"

Laura M. from , 07/02/2012

"This is our 4th time using Tybee Cottages and every time has been a 5 star rating!! Tybee Island is our most favorite vacation spot, as soon as we arrive we unload our bikes and we ride everywhere- restaurants, north beach, south beach, pier, back river, IGA, etc......Tybee Time and Tybee Cottages are the best!!! Thank you Jim Heflin :-)"

Meg M. from Knoxville, 06/26/2012

Meg, Thank you and Charles for spending another summer vacation on Tybee and with us. It is a pleasure working with you. It is so nice to see families enjoying Tybee. Hope to see you next year. Jim

"We loved this cottage and neighborhood and would rent it again. The cottage is small and old (with an simi-open floor plan)so the wood floors creaked... you were often woken up by the night time sleep wonderers.
We BBQ most nights and having the porch for gatherings or reading was fun and the pool was the BEST!!!Beach chairs,coolers and umbrellas are not provided but you can easily rent or buy locally. The cottage was in walking distance (aprox 3 blocks)but we drove at times because of beach chairs, umbrella and cooler. Parking was available and not too expensive $12.00 day.
Tybee Island is a quaint place we loved the dunes and beaches. Time slips by too fast here!
Jim with TybeeCottages was available and easy to work with."

Susan N. from , 06/11/2012

"This was the third time we've stayed in Bead Cottage and the fifth time we've rented through Jim Heflin at Tybee Cottages. We've already had one friend here in Kansas follow our suggestion to stay in Bead Cottage, and others are likely to do the same. That speaks volumes regarding our satisfaction."

Dick P. from Fairway, 05/26/2012

"Charming & authentic decor. My husband and I were very pleased with Bead Cottage. Comfortable, great location, quiet and relaxing. Pool was brilliant-screened porch...our favorite! One con - short on toilet paper, hand soap & no laundry detergent! I think this was one of those oversights that just happen because everything else was sooo perfect. Grocery just down the block...beach a few steps away. Good memories."

Marlene K. from , 05/25/2012

"Staying at Bead Cottage was a real treat. We particularly loved the porch and pool. We enjoyed the quiet of the cottage and liked the area which was close to the beach. We would love to return in the future and would highly recommend the cottage and management. Jim (cottage manager) was very helpful when we needed him. We highly recommend the Bead Cottage to anyone who plans to vacation on Tybee Island"

Jen B. from , 05/06/2012

"Cozy and quaint cottage! Very, very comfortable...loved it!"

from , 04/24/2012

"I was at the Bead in off season--and enjoyed the quiet time. The weather was great; local merchants were friendly; rental staff were excellent. "

from Atlanta, 01/19/2012

"Bead Cottage offers the ultimate beach vacation rental---it's perfect... private, clean & beautifully decorated. A three-block walk gets you to a wide, sandy beach. The huge porch beckons you to a relaxing read on the hammock. The pool offers the perfect cool-down while dinner cooks on the grill and the interior is cool and comfortable. Lots of room for a family of 4. We couldn't recommend it more highly."

Mary R. from Tarentum, 08/09/2011

"If you want to experience all the charm of Tybee Island and have a private pool at your disposal, then Bead Cottage will be your perfect Tybee retreat. My family and I loved it and can't wait to go back! "

Laura G. from Charleston, 06/20/2011

Laura, Thaank you for your kind comments about Bead Cottage.The Bead is a one of a kind cottage as you so aptly stated. We have already booked you for next year. Jim

"We had a wonderful stay. The location is close enough to walk to the beach easily (even with all of our beach gear) but far enough off the main road to be quiet most of the time. When we weren't on the beach we were in the pool or hanging out on the fantastic porch. Thanks for a great vacation!"

from , 05/23/2011


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