5.0 (35 reviews)
Charming Island Getaway
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
La Canada Flintridge CA
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
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
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
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
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
Had a blast loved it thx
Submitted on Jun 15, 2019
Great Labor Day
Submitted on Sep 20, 2018
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
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!
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.
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Great view! Loved the screen porch. Mr. Hefflin was great to work with.
Submitted on Jul 2, 2013
Amazing Tybee Beach Cottage
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
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
Response from Tybee Cottages
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.
Submitted on Sep 3, 2012
Just what we were hoping for -- and then some!
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
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
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.
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012
My Perfect, Laid-Back Beach Weekend!
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
Your comments are most appreciated. We thank you for staying at Swan Cottage and look forward to your return visit.
Submitted on Apr 11, 2012
lock haven pa
Beautiful location close to everything.
Submitted on Apr 9, 2012
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
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
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