Cottage was completely restored by Preservationist Jane Coslick, featuring the bright island colors, local art and shabby chic decor she is known for. This cottage was featured in the 'Tybee Tour of Homes' and truly reflects the flavor of Tybee Island. The Island Dog Cottage is beach side. There are no streets to cross. It is a short 5-minute walk to the beach access at Tenth Street. There is off-street parking for four cars.
The cottage has a large shady, fenced yard, a very comfortable wrap-around screened porch where you can curl up with a good book, and an open front porch for sun-lovers, complete with colorful Adirondack chairs. The cottage offers two levels with separate entrances, so it's perfect for two families, a group of friends, or branches of a family that desire some privacy. It can be rented either as a 3 or 5 bedroom cottage. ACCESS BETWEEN FLOORS IS EXTERIOR ONLY. NO INTERIOR STAIRS.
The main level has 3 bedrooms, master with a king bed and private bathroom, a 2nd large bedroom with a Queen bed, and a 3rd bedroom with bunk beds. Also on this level is a second full bath, family room, dining area, and fully-stocked kitchen. The WIFI will keep you connected to your business or friends and family during your stay.
The lower level has 2 bedrooms, one bedroom with a queen bed, and another bedroom with a double bed and twin bed. There are window units in these two bedrooms. Also on this level is a bathroom/ laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer. The outdoor shower is enclosed for privacy and has hot/cold water. There is also a very large gathering area on this level with plenty of seating as well as ample storage space for your bicycles, kayak, surfboards, and all your beach gear.
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"Jim Heflin at Tybee Cottages is wonderful towork with. I have rented from him for years. Dottie D from Statesboro, Ga"
"We had a wonderful stay @ Island Dog Cottage. Plenty of room for gathering and privacy. Location was superb and parking a bonus. Plenty of beach chairs, etc. Only missed recycling containers."
"Loved the dog friendly, comfy atmosphere with lots of room. The bikes, beach chairs, sand toys, and boogie boards were a plus (although the bikes do need some maintenance or replacing, we still enjoyed them) We loved the closeness to the beach; wish we could have a beach view as well but you can't have it all. The kitchen was pretty basic and needs an overhead light! The property folks were very helpful with answers to questions, etc. Thanks! "
"Island Dog Cottage at 13 Tenth Court was perfect for our family. The weather on Tybee Island was windy and showery, so it limited our outside time, but we thoroughly enjoyed the conveniences of the cottage and spent time relaxing when we couldn't go was clean, comfortable, and we loved being there!"
"We where more than pleasantly satisfied with the home. It was beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed. "
"We were very happy with this cottage. It was exactly as described. Lots of room and plenty of outdoor space. Just a little walk down to the beach. We would definitely rent this space again. The management company was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed!"
"Our stay was everything we wanted it to be. Our oldest daughter graduated from SCAD and wanted a week at the beach. My parents flew in from NH, family came from FLA and us from VA. The cottage is the perfect beach cottage; not pristine but we weren't afraid to "bring the beach in" and having our dog with us was a bonus. The screened porch was a great gathering place for dinner and family time. Was one MINOR issue that the management took care of almost before I was done writing the email! Jim Heflin is a super to work with from the reservation through our entire stay. Tybee Island in general is the place to be if you want to relax and renew. Island Dog is the place to be if you want comfortable and quaint accommodations that allow your pets to vacation with you."
"We stay at Tybee every year for vacation and pick a different house each year. This year our family of 8 and 2 dogs stayed at Island Dog. Our children are ages 12-22. We loved the location, the huge screened in porch with daybed and picnic table. We ate all of our dinners on the porch and our eldest daughter loved to sleep outside on the porch with the ocean breezes. The downstairs has 2 bedrooms and an open area with seating and outdoor shower. All the kids used the outdoor shower- it was their favorite part! We loved Island Dog. The only downside to it is if you are a family that likes to cook. The kitchen was lacking in space and ammenities. The appliances are very outdated and has very little storage for our crew. We like to do one big day of shopping when we get to the island and only eat out one evening. If you are a family or group that doesn't cook then Island Dog has everything else you need, bikes, chairs, even a blow up penguin (the kids named him Douglas) The layout is fantastic! Especially if you have teenagers! Would and have recommended Island Dog! Thanks for a great stay!"
"wonderful place! loved everthing.1 problem, because I have mini dachshunds, they were unable to get up and down the steps. Otherwise it is a great place!"
"My family and I stayed at Island Dog Cottage (IDC) in 2004 and loved our experience then and having the opportunity to revisit that experience this past weekend was an unexpected, but welcome treat. IDC's size, layout, and location make it extremely easy to enjoy. On both visits, we've had young children, some as long as 18 months. Having beach access just a short walk away is perfect for going out to enjoy the beach for a few hours, but also close enough to return if someone is tired before everyone else. We love Tybee and we love IDC - we even tried to rent IDC several times before in years past when we returned to the island, but this is the first time it was available since our first visit in 2004. We look forward to returning again soon and we hope that IDC is again available at that time. Thank you for helping us make another set of wonderful memories!"
"We had a lovely time together and the cottage had a nice set-up. While there was plenty of dishes, we found cooking equipment in the kitchen lacking."
"Cozy house and guest can stay downstairs with being private."
"I stayed at Island Dog Cottage in early April with some friends & we absolutely loved it! The location was perfect, and we just loved the decor. The porches were great & the outside shower is a nice bonus.
I would definitely recommend this house to anyone for a beach trip. We didn't want to leave!"
"Island Dog Cottage is a nice place. The commons spaces (living room and porch) are really great and plenty big. A couple of bedrooms are a bit small, as was the kitchen, but well appointed. "
"This is a great house. Neither too big nor too small. We had six adults and four children, plus two more adults with us periodically and it never felt overcrowded, even though it's not a big house. The screened porch is wonderful. All of the furniture was nice without being precious. We had to move a few breakable things out of reach of small hands, but not too much.
The only place that got cramped was the kitchen. Things need to be moved off of the counters so there's some room to cook. Also, you can get some decent inexpensive knives at Target or Ikea that don't bend when you try to use them. That was very frustrating.
My daughter loved the bunk bed, but a rail really needs to be installed on the side. I felt nervous up there with no rail and my daughter fell from the top bunk one night. She's fine and didn't even remember in the morning, but a simple wooden rail bolted into the side would have prevented it.
Another little house keeping suggestion: take out the plug in the tub and just use a rubber stopper. It drains itself in the time it takes to bathe two kids.
I didn't spend much time downstairs, but our family staying down there were fine with it.
It's a close walk to the beach and close to the IGA for emergency grocery runs (though you probably want to do your main shopping at the Publix on the way in)
We were very happy with our time here and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay on Tybee Island. "
"We loved this house - especially the screened porch. Less that a block to the beach and great area downstairs to put all of the beach gear at night. There was something for everyone - games, books, bikes, boogie boards even buckets & shovels for the little ones. Nice towels & linens and well equipped kitchen and was perfect location for walks to the grocery store & pier & dinning out. You won't need to go to a grocery store off the island. The local IGA had everything and nice people too.."
"Loved the screened in porch!!! Roomy with comfy seating and picnic table, it made up for a rainy day very easily."
"The upstairs of the house is very nice but the downstairs rooms are musty and damp. I would have also liked to have seen larger cookware for the kitchen-if the house can sleep 12, why can the kitchen only serve 4-6? Overall, the cottage was very nice and I would stay there again-only upstairs! And bring some bug spray! We were attacked by mosquitos everytime we left the screened-in porch!"
"Our family loved this home. Sunny front deck was perfect for me and the breezy oversized screened ib back porch for my husband. We enjoyed just being in the house. Very comfortable. "
"Although the weather wasn't tremendous, we really loved the house and our time on Tybee and Savannah. A great house. Beautiful location. Great decor and charm. Can't wait to go back."
"We had a blissfully relaxing two weeks at the Island Dog Cottage. It is a charming, old-fashioned, beachy cottage, comfy and charmingly furnished, just the right kind of atmosphere for a beach visit. "
"His house was amazing! Close to the beach and shops, plenty of room for all 12 of us. Plus extra room to move around and find privacy if needed. Perfect for our family of 9-83 years old!! And the owner is just a phone call away if you need anything!
"My daughters, mother, sister and I spent a wonderful weekend here at the Island Dog! We had an incredible time; the cottage is perfectly situated close to the beach (5 minute walk tops), yet far enough off the main streets as to be quiet and enjoyable away from the crowds. It was also close enough to the market that we could walk there, as well as walk to the beach shops. Had we stayed longer, we might have even been able to see a celebrity or two! Tybee is a beautiful place with friendly people, beautiful beaches, and a variety of great restaurants. There is even a nice church across the street. We couldn't have chosen a better place than the Island Dog-comfortable, homey, and welcoming. Kick off your flip-flops and lounge a while on the spacious porches. We highly recommend it! "
"We had a great time. Alot of beach things to use including a wagon! "
"Proximity to the beach was great. The kitchen was very small and rather difficult to prepare meals for 10 people. The living area was also too small for 10 adults to comfortably enjoy. We experienced some leaking from the upstairs bathroom and in the downstairs bathroom as well which dampened the floor to the adjoining bedroom. Night time brought out some extremely large cockroaches, and we were very disappointed to learn that dogs are not allowed on the beach at Tybee at any time. We thought with a name like "Island Dog Cottage", dogs were welcome. Overall, we had a good time with good friends. The little hiccups make for more entertaining stories."
"We had a great stay at the Island Dog Cottage! We loved the décor and the great choice of sitting areas. We love to gather and talk/play games, and there was plenty of room for that. The screened in porch was fantastic.
That being said, we did have one problem. One of the downstairs bedrooms had a real moisture problem. It was so humid, the sheets felt damp in there. It was very uncomfortable. The air conditioner cooled it adequately, but there is a humidity issue. My daughters finally had to come upstairs and sleep on the couches.
All in all, we had a good stay!"
"We loved Island Dog Cottage and Tybee Island. The cottage was clean and nicely furnished with cute beachy and dog(bench shaped like a dog bone/doggie knobs on the bathroom cabinet, and more ) decor. The screened porch was fantastic. One of our party had to put in some work time(unfortunately), and loved the porch as her "office" while the rest of us enjoyed early morning coffee and evening relaxation porch time. The layout worked well for our 5 adults and 2 small children and one cockapoo. The area was quiet and an easy walk to the beach for all. The grocery store as well as some good eateries, (including ice cream place by Sting Rays restaurant) and even the pier were an easy stroll away, but with minimal congestion. Being on the beach side of Butler was a definite advantage, though Butler has good crosswalk areas if you are walking to eat or just stroll. We went on Mike's dolphin boat cruise and had dinner at Coco's on the site of the cruise The food, atmosphere, and service were great! The cruise was well operated and we saw many dolphins as well as other interesting sites and facts of the area. We would return to this beach and house and recommend to a friend. The owner was great at promptly answering any questions and I feel would have been "on it" had we had any problems, which we did not. We all had an enjoyable week with the 4 year old in our party expressing everyone's feelings: "but I don't WANT to go home today." :) "
"We loved Island Dog Cottage. We found it quite comfortable for our family of eleven. Being so close to the beach without having to cross any streets was a plus with children. It was attractive and welcoming when we arrived and proved to be just the right fit for us. We would come again. "
"Absolutely wonderful. The home was everything I expected and more. Very close to the beach with easy access. Large rooms and the screened in porch was outstanding. Comfortable furniture and well equipped kitchen."
"I rented this house for a girls weekend over Labor Day weekend and could not have asked for a better place to stay. It easily accommodated the 10 of us and was in a great location. The screened in porch was awesome especially during a rainy afternoon. The property manager was easy to work with and provided quick responses to my questions. I would definitely recommend Island Dog Cottage!"
"We had a wonderful time at this Cottage! It had everything we needed. We grilled fish for dinner every night and spent a lot of time lounging around all of the very comfortable space. It was very close to the beach and restaurants/shops. I would highly recommend.
My only complaint is the downstairs rooms are musty. I, myself, would have had a hard time sleeping in those rooms. The people who slept down there did not complain, but if you are sensitive to musty odors, you would not like it. Anything less than 5 stars would be related to that."
"We loved the home it was very comfortable. We had a wonderful time. Looking forward to future stays. "
"This house is just as beautiful as the pictures! The location is perfect and walking distance to everything. The house included everything you may need (kitchen items, beach chairs, towels etc). I cant wait to rent it again!"
"Once again pure excellence. Looking forward to next year. "
"This home does not show how great it is online. It was so so clean, had everything you need for a fantastic stay, including tons of cookware and silverware. The towels provided were plush and lovely. The screened in back porch, with daybed, was used every single day by someone. The house is full of personal touches, that makes your stay truly feel like home. The outdoor shower, below, was a favorite as it was private, hot, and clean. The entire place was just a delight! You are so close to the beach, and we felt very safe. The beach was beautiful, and clean also in this area. Just loved it!"
"Vacation rental experience was very easy. Check-in and check-out very simple. "
"The cottage is very cozy. A great "beachy" feel. It was very clean and everything we needed was included. Plenty of towels, the beds were comfortable, easy beach access. "
"We loved being able to take some time, enjoy being with family and enjoy the beach. It was definitely an extra bonus to be able to have our dog with us. She enjoyed meeting the dog across the lane. The kitchen was a little tight but the big pantry helped with that. Enjoyed our time on the large screened porch. Easy access to the beach. Will definitely book again."
"This house was colorful, cozy and very comfortable. It was a little smaller than I expected but because of the great porch and downstairs area, we all a place to perch. The distance to the beach as well as restaurants was very convenient. We would definitely stay her again."
"This was a big group - three generations of a family - who came to Tybee on the first anniversary of our mother/grandmother/great-grandmother's passing to spread her ashes at the place where she lived for the happiest 25 years of her life. The cottage was exactly what we needed. It was important for several family members to bring their dogs, and the configuration of rooms/beds matched our sleeping arrangement needs. Everyone loved the cottage; in particular several people specifically praised the Traditional Tybee Home experience, but with an updated beach-design flair. "
"Amazing house just steps from the beach. We loved the quaint feel of such a big house. The screened in porch was our favorite place to hang out. Would definitely stay again. Thank you."
"The house was clean and very roomy. The kitchen is a little small and there is no over head light so if you are cooking at night it may get dark. The kitchen had everything needed to cook and eat. Plenty of utensils and cookware. The screened in porches were the best. The two bedrooms downstairs with half bath and washer dryer attached to one are nice also just a little awkward with the three outside doors that I felt I should lock at night therefore leaving the 2nd bedroom with no access to potty at night unless you all have a key, but that would not deter me from staying here again. The enclosed downstairs area was absolutly fabulous for storing beach stuff and to hang out when returning from beach to cool off and get the sand off. The outside shower was a favorite of all of us with hot and cold water. Plenty of towels/beach and bath. the location to beach access was great as well. Although we had to walk to sidewalk toward road then down beach access road. It wasn't really a bad walk. Plenty of parking for at least 4 cars. I would book this place again if we return to the area. "
"This was our fourth time renting through Tybee Cottages and second time renting Island Dog Cottage! This is a great house for a large family. There was plenty of room on both levels for all of us. We so enjoyed the screened in porch area, outside shower, and the proximity to the beach. We vacationed over Labor Day Weekend and had a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Dorian. Jim Heflin (Tybee Cottages) gives great customer service and always a pleasure to work with!"
"Perfect for a beach visit whether you choose a leisurely stroll, a lazy afternoon of sitting and people watching, or a tasty beach picnic under sunny skies...close enough to Savanah to experience all the historical essence and architectural beauty of a lovely city teeming with life and southern charm..."
"The house itself is old so therefore it has old trimmings and do not expect it to be anything else. But it has wonderful character and lots of entertaining space. It was perfect for my large family of 8 and one dog. It has steps but that did not bother us but if you have trouble with steps, this is not the house for you. I was most pleased with the rental agent’s response to some concerns during our stay. The television did not work properly and within one day we received a new one! And when the A/C went out on Sunday morning, it was fixed within hours! Unfortunately, issues sometimes happen while staying in rental homes.
And although we did have to contact the rental company, which I hate to do, the response and action here was excellent."
"We very much enjoyed our stay at the Island Dog Cottage! The kitchen was very well stocked and all bathrooms had plenty of towels. You can't beat the short walk to the beach! Moreover, the outdoor shower was a plus!"
"The vacation rental was very clean and huge. Lots of room for the 6 of us. Plenty of space to hang out all together or have some room apart. A very short walk to the beach. "
"Tybee is fantastic during the off-season, and Island Dog Cottage was spacious enough for six of us to live primarily indoors, although we used the screened in porch every day. The cottage is centrally located to everything - we walked and biked the entire time. "