This rental cottage, built in 1935, was moved and saved from demolition in 1996 by preservationist Jane Coslick. One of the first of her many ''saves", it was featured on the 2000 cover of Coastal Living.
As you walk up 7 steps to the screened porch, the shutters with palm tree cut-outs will catch your eye right away. You'll look forward to relaxing out here?there are Adirondack chairs, gliders, an ice cream parlor table w/two chairs as well as a table with 2 bar seats.
All on one level, this happy cottage has wood floors, bead board walls and ceilings, lots of light and special touches of beach décor. The open sitting/dining/kitchen area has a TV and a table that will seat five. This area opens into a small bedroom with two twins. The master bedroom has a queen and a full bath with tub/shower ensuite. There is also a half bath.
A small open back porch for sunbathing has two hand-painted Adirondack chairs, and the shady fenced back yard has an outdoor shower and a picnic table.
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"We really loved staying here. It was very well equipped w/ everything you would need : beach chairs, umbrella, boogie board etc. I was especially happy that the house has a small washer and dryer. I loved the way it was decorated. It was a perfect size
fit for our family. "
"We were very please with our stay at Palm Cottage and Tybee Island. The cottage was absolutely adorable, very quaint, clean and inviting. Tybee Island was very laid-back and a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We would
definitely like to come back!"
"This is a very cute cottage, true to the photos posted on management's web site. We had no problems and enjoyed our stay a great deal. My only recommendation is that management occasionally undertake a thorough cleaning of the cottage. Oh, and the cottage needs a DVD player!"
"This is a lovely cottage in a great neighborhood. Convenient to everything. I would definitely stay at Palm Cottage again."
"We had a wonderful time at the cottage. I would have given 5 stars across the board, but the yard was unkept. This was probably a result of the season- but a quick raking would be nice for future guest. Other than this minor issue- everything exceeded expectations.
"We had a very enjoyable weekend on Tybee, while celebrating our 40th. The cottage made for an interesting stay and would stay there again. Jim, with Tybee Cottages, was extremely nice and helpful before and during our stay. Thanks again Jim!!"
"It was another great stay at the Palm Cottage. I cannot say enough great things about the place or the management. If you want to feel like you are a part of the community for a little while, then look no further. Jim was a pleasure to deal with as always and the place was in perfect order."
"We were very pleased when we arrived. The cottage was everything that we hoped it would be. There were only a few issues... We were not expecting to be kept up most of the night on our first and last night stay due to some sort of critter that lived in the wall, also we have a small child who is still crawling and the floors were VERY dirty! Everytime we picked her up her hands and outfits were brown and filthy. Overall we had a very nice stay, but I would recommend an exterminator and a better cleaning service for the floors."
"My husband and I just spent our honeymoon at Palm Cottage -- it was wonderful. The cottage is absolutely beautiful -- one of the most charming historic cottages on the island. It's also very comfortable -- cozy furniture, very adequate kitchen stuff, a grill, beach chairs. It had all the amenities we needed! Easy walk to the beach. The perfect size for a couple, although there are also two twin beds that would work for 2 small children. We hope to come back to Palm Cottage some day!"
"Great place, relaxing. A few blocks from the beach was perfect quick access and quiet area. Plan to come back sometime."
"Great! We loved it! Only thing: Needs curtains in the bedroom that cover the windows so people cannot see in!"
"The Palm Cottage was everything we could have ever dreamed of! It was decorated so cute, just what I want my beach cottage to look like! I rated the cleanliness a 3 because the cottage could have really used a deep cleaning, but didn't affect our stay in a negative way at all. Overall, we had a wonderful time in Tybee! "
"My husband and I absolutely loved Palm Cottage! The rental company was great, Jim was so easy and laid back! It was a pleasure to rent from them! We fell in love with the cottage as soon as we walked into the front door! It was everything we needed, cute and cozy! We loved all the little details and the shabby chic beach decor! The only thing that could use a little upgrade is the outdoor grill, microwave and stove but other than that everything else was perfect! We loved the porch, we spend many nights sitting and listening to the sounds of Tybee out there! The bed was so comfy and the house in general was a very relaxing place! We can't wait to stay there again!! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! "
"We loved this cottage. It's small, but the location was perfect, and the decor was relaxing. We will be coming back!"
"Palm cottage was the perfct spot for our small family. It is nicely located a couple blocks from the beach on a nice quiet street. Tybee is fun and friendly and we had a great time. The cottage has a porch on two sides, an outdoor shower, a main room with living dining and kitchen in it, a small front bedroom curtained from the main room, then a half bath just off the main room. The full bath is off the bedroom in back. So it works ok but not great for privacy and bath for the persons in the front bedroom. It was fine for us. I left a few suggestions for the owner but none worth mentioning except the place could really use a dishwasher. Nice manager, easy to work with. We recommend (though please dont book next summer as we want to return!)"
"My girlfriend and I just had an amazing week at the Palm Cottage. The weather was a bit cloudy but we still really enjoyed ourselves. The Palm Cottage was as advertised. This was our 2nd vacation using Tybee Cottages and we couldn't be happier with what we have seen so far."
"Small cottage perfect for a couple. Short walk to beach, restaurants. Rain on the tin roof is comforting. Nicely decorated but small rooms, though easy to live in for a week. Quiet neighborhood. "
"Our stay was only 4 days but it was a good stay. I like Tybee Island, it is a fun place to stay."
"My wife and I loved the cottage. It was a great honeymoon destination. Only downside we can think of were the curtains(or the lack of) covering the many windows. We felt very exposed to neighbors and passer byers. Other than that, great vacation."
"I loved our time in TYBEE, and the cottage was fantastic. I would definitely recommend one of Jane Coslick's cottages to anyone. Jim Heflin was a pleasure to work with and definitely made my vacation fun. Just wish the cottages were closer to the beach front. I could see myself owning a cottage like this it was so homey........ "
"Great location on Island, close to parks, grocery stores and restraunts. Period detail was charming."
"Wonderful cottage for two. Perfect walk to the best beach ever. Close to IGA for foods/wine. Would love to return. "
"WE have always stayed near the Light House so I was a little apprehensive abouthe location, but as it turns out we loved the area. Great running/walking neighborhoods, near the beach and restaurants. It couldn't have been better."
"Wonderful location close to the beach. Beautifully restored cottage. Very comfortable. Great porch and yard. Will return!"
"My wife (Sheila) and I really enjoyed our stay. It was so relaxing to enjoy a home made breakfast before strolling to the beach to spend the morning and early afternoon. It had all the conveniences of home including a washer and dryer, which came in handy since I only brought one pair of short pants with me. we also enjoyed sitting out on the deck listening to the cardinals. The outdoors shower is also nice when coming in from the beach. The weather called for daily showers but they never interfered with out plans. We loved the Palm Cottage. We would definitely go back. "
"We have stayed at the Palm cottage before and always enjoy our visit. The cottage is like a bit of heaven away from home. It's our favorite place to stay when we go to the beach."
"My wife and I made this rental for our son and his new wife for their Honeymoon. 26 years ago this month we were married. We had a very modest honeymoon which was special in our own way, but we wanted to give them more. They loved the house, the location, and were thrilled with their stay. This was a gift to us to see their joy and happiness. Also Jim Heflin the rental agent we dealt with was GREAT in every way. He made everything easy and helped us assure they had a great experience. He was the BEST!!!"
"This was just the right size and vibe for us to celebrate our 6oth birthdays and our new status as empty nesters. the screen porch and deck were perfect for early morning coffee and reading. Loved the décor and the light that make this place special. Had all the amenities we needed."
"I loved this cottage! It was so cute, comfortable, and they thought of everything! 2 block walk to the beach. They even had beach chairs and sand buckets, and an outside shower for sand. Screened porch. Exactly as advertised. Just like I picture a cottage when I think of a cottage. Highly recommend!!"
"We loved the cottage. We felt like real islanders. Everything that is needed for a great experience is provided at Palm Cottage. Location to the beach was great and to town. We were able to get our exercise in everyday. "
"We stayed at the beginning of October and the weather was fabulous! The first thing I did was open the transom windows & turned off the a/c. A must! (besides, I'm 6'4" and my wife is 5'3"- she can't reach!) We kayaked twice, walked the neighborhood, went to the beach daily. and generally loafed around. This cottage is perfectly situated 3 blocks from the mid-beach area and 2 blocks from the grocery store. The Tybee Cottages folks are great & easy to work with. This is THE place we try to rent and you should, too!"
"We had an amazing stay at Palm Cottage for our Honeymoon. The cottage was exactly as described on the rental website (clean, cozy, nicely decorated, and actually a little bigger than expected). The beach and restaurants were a minute's walk away. Great memories and a perfect relaxing atmosphere; would highly recommend both Tybee Island and the Palm Cottage to honeymooners and families alike."
"This is the perfect little cottage for a few days or week of relaxation on our beautiful Tybee. Great location and quiet neighborhood. The screened porch is great for sitting at night and listening to all the night sounds and watching the bike riders go by. Love this cottage.
"We thouroughly enjoyed our stay at the Palm Cottage. The reservation process and arrival were smooth and just as advertised! The location was fantastic with all areas on Tybee within walking distance. The cottage itself was basic but all necessary amenities were included/available. It is an older cottage with plenty of charm. "
"We walked straight into palm cottage and immediately felt like we were home.
Indeed it is a sweet little cottage on a quiet tree lined street, and only a few minutes walk from the beach.
Rent a bike to explore the island and relax into the tybee way of life!
- fun/ quirky decor, very in keeping with the local feel
- lots of books and magazines to keep you busy while relaxing on....
- a lovely screened in porch
- washer/ dryer and good Wifi
- great space for a couple with a baby, but would also be good with older kids
- the second twin bedroom doesn't have a door, so it would be hard to get young children to bed just off the kitchen/ dining area
- appliances are a little outdated ( all in working order though) and no dishwasher ( not a problem to us, but worth noting)
- seemed just a little bit cluttered ( maybe could do with clearing out some excess without removing the quirky knick knacky charm)
All said, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to visit Tybee Island!"
"We loved being in a such a pretty cottage as it gave us so much more freedom and room. Palm Cottage was absolutely charming and we would stay there again. The location was perfect; close to everything but off the main road. We had a wonderful time and hope to return some day."
"This was a wonderful experience- perfect time of year- perfect weather- perfect cottage-beautiful surrounding areas to visit and spend time- wonderful restaurants"
"This was our third stay at Palm Cottage and we had a wonderful time. The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. We spent most of our time out on the porch, bike riding, on the beach and eating out. Highly recommend for couples wanting to escape the fast lane reality for a week.Thank you Tybee Cottages for the great care you provided us! "
"We ended up at the last second being moved over to a different property due to something unforeseen so unfortunately I cannot give it a proper review. That being said we were properly taken care of by Jim and the folks at Tybee Cottages and loved the cottage house we did stay in. Jim was very responsive answering questions and the whole experience was great. Will look to do it again."
"The cottage was just as advertised, quaint, cozy and very clean. The amenities served our purposes. The proximity to the beach and Savannah made our visit pleasant. Although we know you can't control it, our only complaint would be the weather. "
"Very clean and well kept. Convenient location, short walk to beach. It was the perfect place to spend our 20th anniversary. We will certainly be back for another stay."
"We loved it here"
"Overall, a very nice getaway! Cottage was located in a quiet neighborhood in a convenient location. Positives: nature abounds - we had chickadees and thrashers nesting on the property; many other birds sang and lizards and squirrels made appearances as well. Easy walk to beaches, wonderful sunsets viewed from Venetian Drive, close to IGA. Cottage was perfect for a couple, loved the screened porch. Negatives: Disappointed in restaurants and shopping options; Sunset Cafe was really the only good restaurant we encountered, shops were not unique and did not feature quality merchandise. We enjoyed kayaking, Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Lighthouse, but felt activities were somewhat limited. In the cottage, the master bathroom toilet sometimes ran at night, we had to purchase our own toilet paper and Kleenex, and the neighbor's dog was a bit noisy at night, but really these items did not deter from our overall wonderful cottage experience!"
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay at the Palm Cottage at Tybee. Loved the care and attention to detail that shows in the preservation of this spot."
"This was the most pleasant rental experience I have ever had. Access to the cottage was easy, the housing was perfect and charming. I will be back!"
"As a family, we love to be together. This small cottage allowed us to have room for our own beds while being together. We weren't far from the beach and the house was precious! We are all wishing that we were still there!"
"We spent 3 nights in the Palm Cottage and loved it. Jane Coslicks first cottage was enchanting and wonderful. We wish it had a pool? It was tough hearing the neighbors diving into their pool."
"My stay at the Palm Cottage was just what I needed. Although it rained or was overcast everyday and I didn't get a chance to go to the beach, I rested and relaxed and spent the time writing in my journal, sitting on the porch and just "being". After months of working without a break it was wonderful just to get away. It was quiet and I love the shabby chic style of the cottage. It was wonderful and I would highly recommend it to anyone who just needs some time to relax and enjoy Tybee."
"I love this little cottage, it's the perfect size for a couple and just adorable. Clean, well supplied. Property managers were very helpful. We loved the location and using the bikes. The island is one of our favorites to visit. Not far from Savannah where we had the best time taking in the culture and atmosphere.
A very memorable vacation! Thank you."
"Truly enjoyed the trip! The cottage was super cute! Few things need fixing, such as the bathroom shower knob. It took me two days taking a cold shower to realize that the knob was incorrect due to it turns all the way around. Also, their is a community rooster that crowd when it is still dark but I got used to him. Other than that I loved the setting, furniture, and location of the cottage!"
"We have rented several cottages on Tybee Island but Palm Cottage was our favorite. It had everything we needed and was in our favorite location on the island...close to everything. We love that you never have to get in your car. Bike or walk to the beach, restaurants, shops and the grocery store is right around the corner. We will definitely stay at Palm Cottage again!"
"We can't say enough about our week at Tybee Island and our stay at Palm Cottage. Beautiful, clean and very well furnished! Loved it!"
"We enjoyed our stay at The Palm Cottage and Tybee Island/ beach. It was walking distance to the beach and local food store. It could use a good dusting of the lamps, and ceiling fans. While we were there the lawn was cut. Not sure why because all they did was blow dust and dirt onto the covered, screened in porch. Instead the grounds could use a good raking, (landscaping) so guests could enjoy the outdoor space. "
"The cottage was perfect in every way! Perfect central location to the beach, food, and night life! Absolute pleasure to work with the rental company. Very easy rental!"
"This is by far the most relaxing place to vacation!! We rest, we sit on the beach, we ride bikes, we eat, rest some more, eat some more, beach it some more- all week!!!"
"Palm Cottage is perfect for a couple to get away from the hectic pace of daily life. The cottage was comfy, cute, clean, and tucked in a quiet area near the beach and grocery. We enjoyed the porch, outdoor shower, movies on the TV, beach, sunsets on back river and eating out. The kitchen is perfect for cooking breakfast in. Only negative is the bed.I know they got a new mattress two years ago but this one is spent - it sleeps like a loose hammock :) This place is still our favorite place for just the two of us."
"The cottage was better than the pictures. I loved the Jane Coslick design, it is gorgeously bright and welcoming. Everything worked and is in good "cottage" shape. Loved the comfy slipcovered chairs inside and the quiet space on the back deck.The master bedroom was simply stunning & the bed was very comfortable. Lots of design books, Southern Living and O magazines to look at when having your tea or coffee on the back deck in the morning sun. Access to the beach is a mere few blocks away, easy walk. Two things I would suggest, perhaps its time for a new larger flat screen tv to replace the one in the bedroom & though the cottage was neat, it really could use a thorough cleaning (fans, lights, and especially kitchen & bathroom cupboards & door frames). One of those white Mr.Clean Magic Erasers would do a perfect job. That being said, I would stay at Palm Cottage the next time hands down. Its a real old school cottage with a fantastic history. Lastly, Property Management was perfect, considerate and professional, even leaving a hand written note for my arrival. Until next time.....cheers."
"We absolutely adored Palm Cottage! It really feels like another place to call "home". The location is great and the homes surrounding are well kept, making us feel even more comfortable in an otherwise unfamiliar location. The IGA is close by and the beach is fairly close, too. We sat on the screened porch several times. Something we were not prepared for-- the storm sirens sound with even a thunderstorm. Being from Oklahoma (we have tornadoes), this was especially nerve racking. I really wish there would have been some information on a local weather channel to watch or additional information on severe weather in the binder provided in the cottage. Also, there was no additional toilet paper or additional trash bags left for the duration of our stay (5 nights). I'm not sure if that's just something we should have been prepared to bring. Other than those little things, we really enjoyed our stay and loved visiting Tybee! "
"I would live here if I could afford it. I guess that sums up my experience. "
"This was our 2nd summer vacationing at The Palm Cottage, Tybee Island, which was relaxing, and extremely enjoyable.Every morning we would have our coffee on the covered porch. It is a perfect place to stay because it is off the main street and walking distance to the beach and food store is convenient. The cottage offers Coastal living and southern charm. "
"After an eight year hiatus, I returned to Tybee Island and stayed at the Palm Cottage (1208 Second Avenue). It was a very enjoyable stay and the Palm Cottage was as delightful as I remembered it from years past. The cottage was very clean and well-maintained, as neat as a pin. The cottage is located just a short walk to the beach which makes it so nice. I enjoyed the beach and the pavilion for people watching. The food at Spanky's and Sting Ray's was very good. The visit to Fort Pulaski was very interesting and informational as well. I purchased souvenairs at Waves which has very nice merchandise and I my favorite store in Tybee Island. I had good customer service with Jim Heflin via phone conversation and e-mails. I only wished that I had seen Jim in person. Hopefully, I will return to Tybee Island next year and stay at the quaint Palm Cottage. I definitely would recommend this property to any friend or relative."
"Jim is very easy to work with and makes the rental process hassle free."
"The cottage was unbelievable! Very cozy and quiet. Walking distance from anything you may need. The locals were very hospitable and we had a great visit. "
"A great cottage - charming, great location, had everything we needed and more!"
"We really liked the Palm Cottage. We have stayed in other places on Tybee, and unlike many houses labeled cottages, the Palm Cottage is a true cottage, which for us was a plus. We really enjoyed the screened porch and adjacent deck, spending most of our time there.
I cannot speak too highly of Jim Heflin. His consideration in helping us avoid major traffic problems in Savannah was above and beyond the call of duty. What could have been a fiasco for us was completely eliminated with Jim's help.
We are likely to rent the Palm Cottage again in the future, and we would recommend it to all."
"The cottage is a great place to enjoy the beach and everything it has to offer. Within walking distance of everything you need; a grocery store, restaurants and bars (AJ's is great and really close), the beach. It was clean and maintained and perfect for a getaway."
"We love Palm Cottage! It really feels like home the second we walk through the door. The location is great and it's easy to hop over to the beach or grab a bite to eat. The porch is my favorite, along with the front 'bedroom', which I think makes you feel like you're on a boat! "
"Thanks his cottage had tons of character and was perfect for our family of 4. Love the decor, laundry area, screened porch and outdoor shower. The location was convenient to beach, grocery store and coffee!"
"My husband and I love visiting Tybee and staying at Palm Cottage. The location is ideal with easy walk to grocery store and the middle beach area. The weather was perfect and cottage is super comfortable. A most relaxing 7 days! Many thanks to Jim for taking good care of us once again."
"I don't have words to describe my rental experience...except perfection! I can't imagine a more perfect rental for 2 people than this. From a clean, well decorated interior to a perfect screened in porch for rainy days, this cottage was just what I was needing for a few days of relaxation. We were a 5-10 minute walk to the beach (depending on how urgent we were to get there) and a short walk away to many of Tybee's wonderful restaurants allowing me to keep my car parked in the driveway the entire vacation! It was sheer perfection that I plan on repeating next year!"
"The cottage was exactly as pictured! My husband & I loved the cottage & easy access to the beach, restaurants & grocery store. Lovely neighborhood.
Jim @ Tybee Cottages was a pleasure to work with- only regret not getting to thank him in person. We have already recommended Tybee Island & specifically Tybee Cottages to everyone we’ve spoken to about our trip."
"Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior! This cottage is so much bigger than it appears, and the interior design is just fabulous!!!! I was still discovering new items after the first few days. Two beautiful bedrooms, a bath and a half, and a fully equipped kitchen gave us a lovely home away from home. A short walk to the beach, as well as the shops and restaurants, friend folks every where, perfect weather - what more could one ask for?! We'll be back!
"Exceeded our expectations!"
"This is a very nice cottage in a convenient location, close enough to the beah and the grocery store without the noise of Butler Avenue. We loved it!"
"We recently stayed at The Palm Cottage, another beautiful restoration by Jane Coslick, and we loved it! The cottage was perfect for us; so spotlessly clean and adorable. Great location within walking distance of everything. Jim is always so communicative and makes the rental experience so easy - I will always highly recommend Tybee Cottages every single time!"
"I love Palm Cottage! Every time I stay there, I think how much I love to RELAX at Tybee!!!!!"
"Tybee cottages did not disappoint! Palm cottage was home away from home. Everything we needed and more. The golf cart we rented made all the difference getting around the island and parking pass on the island is included in the rental!! Big help"