Swan Cottage

4 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

8 Guests


Welcome to Swan Cottage, a charming coastal bohemian escape from the 1930s, where you and your family can bask in a true laid-back Tybee vibe! Step inside this vintage abode and be transported to a relaxed world that embraces the essence of Tybee Island.

Property Highlights

Ocean View
On Beach

About the property

Welcome to Swan Cottage, a charming coastal bohemian escape from the 1930s, where you and your family can bask in a true laid-back Tybee vibe! Step inside this vintage abode and be transported to a relaxed world that embraces the essence of Tybee Island.

As you enter the first level of this two-story home, you'll find yourself in a cool and breezy living room, inviting you to unwind and embrace the coastal ambiance. The fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and a convenient office nook can also be found on this level, providing all the comforts of home. An additional full bathroom completes this welcoming space.

To access the four bedrooms and two full baths of the home, ascend a small outdoor screened-in staircase, leading you to the second floor. The first bedroom features a king bed, with access to the porch. The second bedroom also offers a king bed, and an ensuite bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. The two remaining bedrooms are both fitted with two twin beds, perfect for traveling singles or children! Additionally on the second floor, the wrap-around boho-style porch awaits, providing a delightful setting for al fresco dining for six and ample seating for ten, perfect for sharing cherished moments with your loved ones.

For your convenience, the home's washer and dryer are conveniently located on the first floor, ensuring ease during your stay. An outdoor enclosed full bathroom, situated under the carport, adds to the practicality and comfort of this enchanting cottage.

But the real highlight of Swan Cottage is its breathtaking views of the Atlantic, among the best on the island. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the ocean, and let the soothing waves and gentle sea breeze create an unforgettable vacation experience.

From the relaxed and vintage interior to the inviting outdoor spaces, Swan Cottage promises an idyllic retreat where you can truly unwind and enjoy the charm of Tybee Island. We wish you a wonderful vacation, filled with joyous memories that will linger long after your stay.

Bedroom Configurations: Located on 2nd floor
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: King Bed
Bedroom 3: Two Twin Beds
Bedroom 4: Two Twin Beds

*This home has parking for a maximum of 4 vehicles*

Sleeping Arrangements

Sleeping space 1

KING (1)

Sleeping space 2

KING (1)

Sleeping space 3


Sleeping space 4


Features & amenities


  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront

Proximity to Beach

  • Exceptional Sunsets
  • Exceptional Views
  • On Beach

Outdoor Living

  • Bbq Grill
  • Large Porch
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Wooden Chairs On Deck


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


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


  • Dining Room


  • Television

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5.0 (35 reviews)

Charming Island Getaway

Raleigh NC

Overall Comment

My family of four loved this absolutely charming and homey island getaway. The home which was on the Southern end of the Island where the river met the ocean was the perfect location. The river side was calmer with no waves which made for easy floating and kayaking. The ocean side was only a few hundred yards away where we could play in the surf and my daughter tried surfboarding. The home had a huge screened in porch with room for everyone to spread out. The view was magnificent and it was a very short walk to the beach. The home was very comfy with four bedrooms and three baths. The kitchen was a little small but well equipped with everything we needed. The decorations and ambience were very vintage and unique and I felt like I was in a special place. Thoroughly enjoyed our trip!

Submitted on Sep 7, 2023

Wonderful vacation home

Ellijay GA

Overall Comment

just wanted to pass along what a great time we had at Swan Cottage July 22-29.

After spending a dozen years up the street at 1903 Chatham, we have found a new "home" at Swan Cottage.

We will be re-booking for next year once the July schedule comes out.

Submitted on Jul 31, 2023

Love Swan Cottage!

Charleston WV

Overall Comment

This is the second year we have stayed at Swan Cottage. We love the large upstairs porch. We spent most of our at home time there. The sunsets are beautiful and we could watch them from the porch. Swan Cottage is located right on the river and the ocean is right around the bend. The location of this property is so convenient to the shopping area. We walked there everyday to shop, get sushi or get ice cream on the pier. We felt very safe walking the streets and the beach.

Submitted on Jul 26, 2023

Nice Place for Family Gathering


Overall Comment

Swan Cottage was a great place for a casual and relaxing family getaway/gathering! Beautiful views and easy beach access. We all had a great time!

Submitted on Jul 13, 2023

Great View!

Savannah Georgia

Overall Comment

Lovely large covered porch with great view of back river and Atlantic!
Spacious comfortable vintage beach home with lots of Old Tybee charm.

Submitted on Sep 24, 2022

Best Vacation Cottage and View!

Florence SC

Overall Comment

Out of all the vacation homes that we have stayed in on Tybee Island, Swan Cottage is definitely the best!! We vacation to Tybee Island every summer with friends from 3 different states. We always look forward for our “friends” reunion and this spot made it even better. It had plenty of room for all of us and the porch was our favorite part of the home. We ate dinner every night at the huge 8-10 person table on the porch with the most amazing sunsets! In the mornings we all met on the porch to have coffee and look at the beautiful view of the calm backwater. The beds and linens were sooooo comfortable and I actually ordered the sheets that were on our bed! The kitchen was well stocked and had updated appliances(even a mini fridge on the porch). The full bath downstairs on the ground level was great for rinsing off and coming up from the beach. The path to the beach was so convenient too. There were so many memories made and we are already trying to book it for next year!

Response from Tybee Cottages

Anna, We loved having you as our guests and happy to hear you enjoyed the house and it worked great for you. Please let us know when we can get you set for your next visit. Thanks so much Denise & the TC Team

Submitted on Jun 20, 2022

Swan Cottage was perfect

Overall Comment

The wrap around porch was a wonderful place to enjoy sights and sounds of Tybee. Look forward to coming back again.

Submitted on Jun 9, 2022

Great Beach House in the Truest Sense

Los Angeles California

Overall Comment

We had a great experience from the great folks at the rental company to the house itself, perfectly position on the dunes of the "Back" River.

Submitted on Sep 14, 2021

Tybee did not disappoint

Fayette MO

Overall Comment

The family loved the location of the property and the full screened in porch. It was perfect to sit in and enjoy each other and view of the water. Water was quiet and enjoyable but was short walk to the other side where the waves were for my grandson.

Submitted on Aug 9, 2021

Dream Porch

Overall Comment

If you love a throw back in time, this is the best place to be! Vintage Tybee beach house with the dreamiest porch. Right on the back river beach. We loved it!

Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

Swan Cottage Escape

Overall Comment

I used to live next door as a child and knew the people that lived in this cottage well. I rented Swan Cottage about 35 years ago for $1,000 a month. I loved it so much that when i developed "cabin fever" at home I decided this cottage would be the best one to escape to.

Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

Very Charming!!

Oxford GA

Overall Comment

We stayed Labor Day weekend! Loved the house and the location!! It is an older house and that is what gives it so much charm! The screen porch is a great place to just sit and relax! You do have to go outside in order to get to the bedrooms upstairs, at first I was not sure how I would like it but turns out it was not a big deal. We had plenty of room and space for our party of 8! I will be staying again!! Tybee Cottages are great to work with!!

Submitted on Sep 28, 2019

Fun times

Louisville KY

Overall Comment

Had a blast loved it thx

Submitted on Jun 15, 2019

Great Labor Day

Overall Comment

very good

Submitted on Sep 20, 2018

Swan Cottage

Overall Comment

We love the location on the river so that we can kayak, swim, explore, etc. We spend most of our time on the screened in porch playing games, having dinner, and just hanging out. The house definitely has character and is perfect for our family. My only complaint would be that the doors sometimes lock someone in a room when a door knob gets stuck and it could use a little bit of a touch up as far as painting and some minor repairs. We love staying here anyway as the location is perfect for us. This is our third year; hoping to be back in 2018.

Submitted on Jul 24, 2017

may 2016

Louisville KY

Overall Comment

wonderful place we love to come to Tybee. the maintenance was done quickly. Keyhole change not painted, downstairs toilet broken, wiring?

Submitted on Jun 1, 2016

Great view but no where to sit and enjoy it!

Mechanicsville VIRGINIA

Overall Comment

Wonderful location. Great views! The beds were comfortable but there wasn't a comfortable seat in the house including on the porch. The kitchen is awful the counter, drawers and cabinets are dirty and need to be updated. No surprise there are no pictures of the kitchen on the web site.

Submitted on Aug 17, 2015

Best kept secret on the Georgia coast.

Asheville NC

Overall Comment

We had a great time staying at the Swan cottage. The "Back River" of Tybee is one of the best kept secrets on the Georgia coast. The sunsets here are spectacular and the beaches are far more private than on the front beach. The Swan cottage itself has everything that you need for a great getaway. The beds are comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked, and the wide screened in porch upstairs gives you one of the best sunset views on the island. You can absolutely not go wrong choosing the Swan cottage for your family vacation.

Submitted on Apr 14, 2015

a week at Swan Cottage

Overall Comment

The Swan Cottage is fantastic. It has a beautiful porch w/ views of the water and beach. A walk over the dune to the beach. The best location in Tybee. Favorite activities: reading while laying on the porch, swimming, eating at great restaurants, cooking and dining on the porch, sunsets w/ a glass of wine! The house is perfectly charming, clean and comfortable.

Submitted on Oct 22, 2014

Wonderful beach house, classic southern!

Overall Comment

We loved the house! I have a picture of the porch on my ipad home screen. I will rent this house again. Upstairs and downstairs beach facing doors were hard to keep closed just to let you know. The outside shower room was the best shower , I wish I were at the house now ??

Submitted on Aug 25, 2014

Great Cottage on Tybee Island

Sugar Grove OH

Overall Comment

We had a wonderful stay at Swan Cottage! Bedding was great. Lots of towels. The cottage is large with a wonderful screened in porch that is super big. Look out over the inlet and watch dolphins play!

Submitted on Jul 31, 2014

Tybee Island...great place to vacation!'nn

Overall Comment

Great house & location. Loved being able to walk to a little downtown area. Great fun at night ...a little shopping & a little bar hopping. Perfect!

Submitted on Aug 22, 2013

Repeat guests

Decatur Georgia

Overall Comment

We've rented this home twice and really love it. The big upstairs screened in porch is the heart of the house with a great view of the sunset and Little Tybee. We've rented from Tybee Cottages for many years and have always had a positive experience -- Jim and his staff are great. Highly recommended.

Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

Awesome Beach Vacation

Overall Comment

Relaxing, beautiful, child friendly and the most gorgeous view, not to mention a great beach with plenty of room to move around without infringing on anyone else's space. I have rented this property several times and it has been fabulous each time. Jim Heflin with Tybee Cottages is very helpful an a pleasure to deal with at all times. Thank you again Jim for a wonderful week at the beach with my family.

Submitted on Jul 16, 2013

June 2013 stay at Swan Cottage

Overall Comment

Great view! Loved the screen porch. Mr. Hefflin was great to work with.

Submitted on Jul 2, 2013

Amazing Tybee Beach Cottage

Randolph NJ

Overall Comment

We(2 Adults,2 young Kids)loved this house!!!It's located in a great part of the Island and the house was 's an old style Tybee Beach Cottage. We especially enjoyed sitting on the giant wrap around porch,watching the sunset over Little Tybee.Also,the rental agent Jim Heflin is very helpful.We shall return!

Submitted on Sep 20, 2012

Relax on the inlet

Overall Comment

This property was different you had to go out side to get up to the bed rooms from the living & dinning area we got use to it! kitchen is small screened porch is very large with nice view. Towels & sheets very adequit with cleaning supplies, new refrig we had a nice time there and would probable stay again
Rich D.

Response from Tybee Cottages

Rich, Thank you for this response. Glad you pointed out the view from the porch which is among the best views on Tybee. It was good working with you. Hope to will come back to Swan Cottage. Jim

Submitted on Sep 3, 2012

Just what we were hoping for -- and then some!

Overall Comment

Where to start? The location? Right on the estuary, practically at the southern tip of the island. We actually never walked the few steps to the ocean because the water was perfect right where we were. Savannah was so close we explored its beauty often. Or should I mention the fabulous charm of this cottage? Wonderfully decorated; comfortable beds with quality linens; plenty of places to lounge and take in the incredible views; more than enough space for us to spread out, and there were 8 of us, mostly teenagers and adults. Mr. Heflin, the realtor who was so incredibly helpful? Thank you so much for your quick and kind responses to my many questions -- very appreciated.

Thank you for sharing your home -- the perfect beach house for us to take a break from life and relax and enjoy our children and their friends.

Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

Wonderful vacation at Swan Cottage

Monroe GA

Overall Comment

My family and friends loved staying at Swan Cottage. The rooms were very comfortable; the house has plenty of baths with showers to accommodate a large group; and the views from the porch were magnificent. We enjoyed watching the changing tides, the human activity on the beach, and most of all, the amazing sunsets from the comfort of our screened porch. We plan to make Swan Cottage our family vacation spot on Tybee for years to come!

Response from Tybee Cottages

Karen, We are so glad you enjoyed your week at Swan Cottage. Thank you for pointing out some the many features this grand cottage has to offer. It was good meeting you. Look forward to your return to Swan Cottage and Tybee. Jim

Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

My Perfect, Laid-Back Beach Weekend!

Overall Comment

This classic beach "cottage" was awesome! They just don't make houses like this anymore with the coolest 2nd-floor, wrap-around, screened, sleeping porch I've ever seen. I'll go back just for the porch that practically sits on top of the beach and gives you the front row view! You don't have to leave the house to experience the sunset, waves, water, gulls... It was wonderful! The house had everything we needed in terms of amenities for cooking at home, watching a movie or playing board games, and town was a short walk, maybe 10 minutes, which was nice. So happy to have had the experience and we look forward to going back!

Response from Tybee Cottages

Adrian, Your comments are most appreciated. We thank you for staying at Swan Cottage and look forward to your return visit. Jim

Submitted on Apr 11, 2012

Relaxing vacation

lock haven pa

Overall Comment

Beautiful location close to everything.

Submitted on Apr 9, 2012

No worries!

Overall Comment

If you are the easygoing type, this is the perfect rental for an on-the-sand beach vacation. It has plenty of space, an enormous porch with furniture and a gorgeous view, and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Submitted on Mar 20, 2012

Back River Retreat

Overall Comment

Great location for us, have small children and enjoy the waveless back river. Screened upstairs porch was great, a hammock up there would make it wonderful. Great time had by all.

Submitted on Aug 25, 2011

Singularly Spectacular...Location, location, location

Overall Comment

Over many years I have rented Swan Cottage in the Spring, Fall and Winter months, The porches, views, sunsets, beach access and house layout make it the best house of all at Tybee...and I have rented others so I know what I am talking about.

Submitted on Aug 9, 2011


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