As Time Goes By

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

10 Guests


Indulge in joyous family moments and cherished memories at "As Time Goes By," a delightful haven boasting wide porches, airy rooms, a spacious heated saltwater pool, and easy access to the beach!

Property Highlights

Private Pool

About the property

Indulge in joyous family moments and cherished memories at "As Time Goes By," a delightful haven boasting wide porches, airy rooms, a spacious heated saltwater pool, and easy access to the beach! This historic gem was named for its original 1920 Tybee Strand Cottage status, preserving its timeless charm while offering modern comforts for an unforgettable stay.

Step inside and immerse yourself in the rich history and character of this home, with hardwood floors, beadboard walls, and tall 14' ceilings adorned with transom windows, welcoming in the island's refreshing breeze. The claw foot bathtub and the wide curving porch on three sides exude a sense of nostalgia, inviting you to relax and unwind in style.

Designed by acclaimed preservationist Jane Coslick, "As Time Goes By" reflects her artistic touch in every detail, from the inviting porch bed perfect for napping, to the cleverly designed built-in bunk room featuring individual reading lights for each bunk. The beautifully curated furnishings exude comfort and beachy charm, showcasing soothing white tones paired with pops of beachy turquoise, pink, orange, and citron through original artwork, vintage furniture finds, and cool lighting from beloved makers such as Stray Dogs Designs and Ro Sham Beaux.

Upon entering, you'll find four steps leading to the main level, where an updated kitchen with island seating for four, a light-filled dining room with space for up to twelve, a laundry area, and a welcoming living room with a large TV. The primary bedroom is also located on this floor, fitted with a king bed and beautiful ensuite full bath. Down the hall, guests will find a guest bedroom with two queen beds and another renovated full bathroom.

Upstairs, a third bedroom with a queen bed features an adjoining reading nook, while the bunk room boasts four twin beds and a shared full bath. The upstairs den beckons with a TV and game table, offering a peek of an ocean view to savor.

The large wraparound porch welcomes you to read, visit, or dine al fresco, complete with a ping pong table for added fun. The large heated saltwater pool becomes the heart of your outdoor experiences, surrounded by a spacious deck with a dining table and an outdoor shower.

Located just one house away from the beach, you can easily access the sandy shores via a private walkway with steps, or opt for the public 13th Street walkover, just a short stroll or drive away.

"As Time Goes By" was featured by House of Turquoise and showcased on the Tybee Island Tour of Homes in 2019, epitomizing the ideal blend of historic allure and modern comforts for an enchanting Tybee Island retreat.

Sleeping Configuration:
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Two Queen Beds
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
Bedroom 4: 2 Bunk Beds (4 Twin Beds)

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

Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeping space 1

KING (1)

Sleeping space 2


Sleeping space 3


Sleeping space 4


Features & amenities


  • Near The Ocean

Proximity to Beach

  • Near Beach
  • 1 Block From The Beach

Outdoor Living

  • Beach Chairs
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Near Fitness Center
  • Screened Porch
  • Outdoor Private Shower: Hot/Cold
  • Private Pool


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Table
  • Kitchen Island


  • Dining Room


  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Smart TV
  • Games

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5.0 (24 reviews)


Richmond Hill GA

Overall Comment

I can't say enough good things about this home. This property was absolutely the best spot for our family vacation. We had 6 adults and a toddler and had ample space for everyone to gather together and have privacy when they wanted it.
The decor was quirky, charming, and comfortable, with a great beach flair. The porch was perfect for early morning coffee and playtime. The pool was lovely for a break from the beach - or for a dip after you walked back. The kitchen was spacious, with enough workspace for multiple cooks to prepare food at the same time and pantry storage for food for a week for our whole crew. So many cute serving pieces and dishware too.
We were sad to leave!
PS We had difficulty getting into the lockbox for the key when we first arrived at the house and someone was there to help us in minutes. Great response and service!

Submitted on Jun 19, 2024

Beautiful place!

Tifton GA

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Submitted on Apr 29, 2024

Quaint beach home

Sheboygan WI

Overall Comment

We enjoyed this home so much. The pool was great and we loved that it was heated for our fall trip. We could have spent all day on the relaxing porch. There are great areas to sit and enjoy coffee or play games. We love that they had beach chairs and a wagon to bring it all to the beach. The walk to the beach was easy. The home is beautifully decorated and spacious.

Submitted on Nov 21, 2023

As Time Goes By!

Johnson City TN

Overall Comment

This cottage was perfect for our family little getaway! So cute and loved the decor! Very well spaced out and plenty (a little extra) room for our family of 4. Super clean and felt like home.
The pool was great, and there were so many things provided (ie. towels, toys, wagons, chairs). It was perfect.
The walk to the beach was less then a 5 minute walk and super easy.
In the past, we have always stayed closer to the river side of Tybee, but loved this location. The cottage was tucked away off the main road, but yet so convenient.
Thank you so much for having us and we would LOVE to stay again!

Submitted on Aug 28, 2023

Cool Historical Home

Indianland SC

Overall Comment

Our family had an amazing experience here. This historical house has terrific hangout areas, plenty of space in the bedrooms, and updated with modern necessities. Having a private pool is a huge perk.

A couple of things to be aware of, but not deal breakers:
-The Walk to the beach is through the yard of the property adjacent on the beach side. Most of the walk is in the dunes which can present a challenge for with a cart, small children, or elderly. Walking around on 13th street is an easy alternative.
-Not all bedroom doors close flush or lock as this is an old house. Did not hinder us but good to know.

Submitted on Jun 20, 2023

Such a great time that goes by way to fast at "As Time Goes By"

Savannah GA

Overall Comment

Did I have to say that our time at "As Time Goes By" was fantastic. We had a great time and the location of this cottage was perfect. Close to everything.
Everything was beautiful inside and out of the home. Everything you could possibly need was there. The pool was clean and so refreshing and the closeness of the beach was so nice. I definitely recommend this rental!

Response from Tybee Cottages

Heather, So glad you enjoyed the home and your Tybee time. It seems we may have disappointed you with our services and please let us know on your return how we can better service you. THanks so much and hope to see you again soon, Denise and the TC Team

Submitted on Aug 8, 2022


Woodstock IL

Overall Comment

We had a great time! Our entire family of ten including grandchildren , ages 12-17 enjoyed the large home plus the pool and close proximity to the beach. The home was clean and well-furnished.
We were very close to a grocery store and the downtown area with may restaurants. It was a great experience!

Response from Tybee Cottages

HI Ronald, So glad you and your grandchildren enjoyed our "As Time Goes By" because time we have with our grandchildren can go by fast and so happy we could be part of you making memories with them. Hopefully we will see you back soon for more great Tybee time and experiences. Denise and the TC Team

Submitted on Jul 4, 2022

A Perfect Time

Overall Comment

From the manager's graciousness in allowing us to postpone our original stay during the pandemic to the wonderful cottage and its location, we were thrilled with our vacation at As Time Goes By. Spacious, comfortable and family-friendly rooms and porches, a nice pool just steps from the front door, and a convenient walk to the beach or to any of the many eateries and shops on the island--it was a glorious stay our family had on Tybee this year!

Submitted on Jun 6, 2022

As Time Goes By

Roswell GA

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Submitted on Apr 11, 2022

Oh My Goodness!!

Richmond VA

Overall Comment

This house is among the top of the best of the best in a long history of vacation rentals!! It offers a perfect combination of historical character and modern sensibility. We could not have been more pleased with this home or its manager, Jim. Everything was perfect -- the pool, the kitchen supplies, the linens and towels, the furnishings, the porch, and the most scenic walk to the beach I have ever experienced. As Time Goes By is truly that rare gem of a vacation home that you always hope to find. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Submitted on Aug 2, 2021


Mason OH

Overall Comment

My family had the BEST time at "As Time Goes By!" It is the perfect beach house with A TON of room which worked out nicely for having 12 people in the house. It is beautiful inside and so uniquely decorated. The grounds are well maintained and the pool was fantastic! Beach access was super easy and with little kids this worked out so well. We can't wait to come back!!

Submitted on Jul 26, 2021

Wonderful Vacation Home with Character

Mount Pleasant SC

Overall Comment

We really enjoyed our stay at this home. The home with beautifully decorated with lovely furniture and bedding. I was also impressed with the kitchenwares - they had everything needed for a family that stays put and cooks all meals. The property manager, Jim, is a wonderful man, so kind to answer all of my questions prior to our rental and stay. The pool was a huge benefit, since having an infant with us. We also loved the location and especially the bike trail roads. Walking distance to everything.

Submitted on Jul 14, 2021

Wonderful home, superb location, and great support

Philadelphia PA

Overall Comment

We spent a week in this gorgeous home - so much well thought out space, tons of character, and very well equipped. I personally spent lots of time on the wonderful screened in porch. The kids played tons of ping pong. Outdoor area is lovely too, and we were really close to the beach - no big deal if you forgot something. Easily walkable to restaurants and stores.
Also want to mention that there was a problem with the AC downstairs one evening- I called Jim and literally it was fixed within 3 hours.
Would definitely return.

Submitted on Jun 26, 2021

Amazing stay!!!

Overall Comment

Everything about the house was awesome!!!

Submitted on May 19, 2021

Great Trip!


Overall Comment

We had the best time and the house was amazing! Pictures do not do it justice. Pool was amazing. We will definitely be back!

Submitted on May 11, 2021


Wexford PA

Overall Comment

This is one of the best houses I have ever stayed in. This is one of those houses that actually looks better than the pictures. It's in the perfect location -- close to the beach, shops, and restaurants. You have everything you need at the house, which is spotless. Jim was so wonderful to work with and answered all of my questions and requests. I could not recommend this beautiful house highly enough! I can't wait to come back!

Submitted on May 4, 2021

As Time Goes By...Perfection

Canfield OH

Overall Comment

This Tybee cottage is absolute perfection...the photos do not do it justice. The property is immaculate and well maintained. I felt honored to have my Family stay in this Jane Coslick designed home, and Jim at Tybee Cottages was wonderful in helping me plan this vacation.

Submitted on Nov 2, 2020

Fantastic Beach Vacation 2020

Savannah GA

Overall Comment

We live in Savannah and frequently rent a cottage at Tybee. My family told me this was the best. The cottage is just beautiful. If you want a real Tybee experience this is your place. We had eight adults plus friends visiting during the day and had plenty of room. Well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Going to the beach and having a pool to come back to cool off, what could be better. Very close to shopping, bars, and restaurants all within walking distance, in addition the grocery store was just around the corner. With all of this, and you still feel secluded and peaceful. I thought being one house away from the beach was going to bother me. It didn’t! We still had a very nice breeze around the pool. Love this cottage, we all want to go back.

Judy, Laura, Hudson, Georgianna, Fielding, and Dearing

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Submitted on Aug 3, 2020

Great vacation

Marietta GA

Overall Comment

We loved the house. It was perfect for our needs and very comfortable for 8 people. The pool was awesome!

Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

Girls Weekend Getaway

Overall Comment

11 of us stayed at Time Goes By and absolutely loved it. The house was clean, well decorated, perfect location, and comfortable for all of us. Highly recommend!

Submitted on Aug 27, 2019


Springfield IL

Overall Comment

The home is perfectly decorated! It is truly charming. The wrap around porch is amazing and we loved having our morning coffee out there.
It is super close to the beach and there are plenty of chairs and towels!
The pool is amazing for when we wanted to get away from the beach.
This was out first trip to Tybee Island and will not be out last and we would definitely stay at "As Time Goes By" again!!

Submitted on Jul 29, 2019

Dream Vacation Home

Los Angeles CA

Overall Comment

My family, friends and I absolutely loved our stay at As Time Goes By. The house had everything we needed for a relaxing stay, including a wonderful large pool. It was clean and very well maintained. We also appreciated our correspondence with Jim at Tybee Cottages, who helped answer all of our questions!

Submitted on May 27, 2019

Five stars

Overall Comment

Amazing experience!!! The pictures dont do the home justice, it is even better in real life! We already want to stay again!!!

Submitted on Mar 26, 2019


Jul 04-11, 2024