The Tybee Trolley

3 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

6 Guests


Step into the most unique beach house on Tybee Island, voted for its clever and imaginative design. This extraordinary cottage is ingeniously built around an old-fashioned Trolley, lovingly restored and polished to its former glory.

Property Highlights

On Beach

About the property

Step into the most unique beach house on Tybee Island, voted for its clever and imaginative design. This extraordinary cottage is ingeniously built around an old-fashioned Trolley, lovingly restored and polished to its former glory. The Trolley's long and lean frame now serves as the captivating centerpiece for the living and dining area, providing an unforgettable ambiance. From the cozy sofas to the quaint dining nook, every spot offers breathtaking views of the swaying dunes of Tybee.

Immerse yourself in the general Retro and vintage theme that pervades the cottage, creating a charming and nostalgic atmosphere. The fully stocked kitchen is ready for your culinary adventures. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, there's ample space to accommodate guests comfortably.

The first bedroom boasts a king-size bed and a full bath, which leads to the second bedroom featuring two twin beds. On the opposite end of the cottage, you'll find the third bedroom with a queen-size bed and a large alcove that provides additional space for relaxation.

Step out onto the back porch, thoughtfully arranged with a cozy setup, a small dining table for four, and a large umbrella. Here, you can enjoy mesmerizing views of the dunes and the soothing sound of the ocean – the perfect setting for coffee time and cocktail hour.

As a guest in this one-of-a-kind Trolley cottage, you're invited to share in the joy of this exceptional retreat. Experience the allure of this cleverly designed beach house, where nostalgia meets modern comfort, and every moment becomes a treasured memory.

Sleeping Configuration:
Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: Two Twin Beds
Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

*This home has parking for a maximum of 2 vehicles*


1 King

1 Queen

2 Twins

Features & amenities


  • Combination Tub/Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Area: Mid Beach
  • Oceanfront View


  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dvd Player
  • TV


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender


  • Pets Not Allowed


  • Bbq Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Near Fitness Center
  • Outside Table And Chairs


  • Nearby Grocery


  • Near Lighthouse
  • Near Museums
  • Near Churches

Proximity To Beach

  • On Beach

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5.0 (34 reviews)

Our Tybee home away from home

Tennille GA

Overall Comment

The Trolley is our favorite place to stay on Tybee. It is a little funky and very cozy, so from the minute we open the door we start to relax and feel at home. We love the location because we can walk or bike to our favorite places. We always look forward to our stay at The Trolley and are never disappointed.

Submitted on Jan 7, 2024

Sisters Trip


Overall Comment

Perfect location, beautiful views, NO steps! The "Trolley Car" nostalgia was a definite draw. Would have loved more history, maybe a page in the info book provided at the property.

Submitted on Sep 26, 2023

Perfect Getaway

Villa Rica

Overall Comment

Myself and two of my sisters wanted to relax and enjoy the beach for a few days and found the Tybee Trolley to be the perfect answer. It’s quaint and comfortable. All one level and right on the beach. Loved the decor and whitewashed interior. It’s a 2 mile walk on the beach from it to the point (past the pier) so perfect for getting four miles of exercise everyday or an easy walk towards the channel to view the ships as they come in or also visit the lighthouse and museums by it. Perfect accommodations for 3 to 4. Think that 6 may make it a bit crowded but could accommodate up to 6. I will definitely be back and would recommend the Tybee Trolley to those who appreciate some time period surroundings and uniqueness in their cottage. Had a great time!

Submitted on Oct 30, 2022

Tybee Trolley

Jefferson GA

Overall Comment

This was such a peaceful, private, adorable place to stay and right on the beach... we enjoyed our long weekend and the beds are super comfy- I love different places and this cool old trolley is different- in the best possible way!

Response from Tybee Cottages

Vicki, So happy to hear you enjoyed are eclectic trolley!!! We would love for you to come again for another trolley ride! Denise and the TC Team

Submitted on Sep 25, 2022

Great vacation rental

Gaffney SC

Overall Comment

This little house was awesome. It was perfect for us, two adults and two kids. I loved the details of the Trolley in the house. Easy access to the beach. A little difficult to find when we first arrived but didn’t mind being tucked away the rest of the trip. Felt safe the entire time. Great communication with the property management. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!!!

Submitted on Jul 29, 2022

Quaint and Charming

Sycamore GA

Overall Comment

Not a new, sterile condo but rather a lovely little house built around an old trolley car. It had everything we needed and was right on the beach. A stroll across the walkway and you are in the water.

Submitted on Jun 13, 2022

Love Tybee

Stilwell KS

Overall Comment

The trolley house was perfect for our girls trip! The house was very clean and in a perfect location. We would definitely stay again! Thank u for letting us enjoy your home!!

Submitted on Jun 4, 2022

The trolley house

cedartown GA

Overall Comment

We loved the trolley house! Very short walk to the beach. The drive way was a little difficult to find if you are using your GPS but not a big deal. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back.

Submitted on May 18, 2022

Perfect place for a weekend getaway

Green Bay WI

Overall Comment

The Tybee Trolley was the perfect place for an extended weekend stay. It is the perfect size for a family of 4. We loved the character the trolley added to the house, relaxing on the porch and spending time on the deck outside. Although the dunes block most of the view of the ocean, you can hear the waves rolling in and it is a short walk over the boardwalk or dunes to the beach. We LOVED being on the quieter side of the island but still close enough that we could walk to restaurants. It was a wonderful vacation experience.

Submitted on May 10, 2022

Tybee Trolley Visit

Huntsville AL

Overall Comment

We had a great time! The trolley was perfect for our group. The accommodations were nice and the location was great!

Submitted on Feb 25, 2022

Adorable character right on the beach

Webster Groves MO

Overall Comment

This small but adorable cottage packs so much into the cozy space. Lots of historic trolley touches and beautiful antiques. The location was perfect. The dunes provided privacy and you can actually see a partial ocean view from the house. The home was perfect for our family vacation. The kitchen and baths are a bit outdated which makes them look a bit dingy but there are not dirty. Overall a wonderful stay. Would recommend!

Submitted on Sep 2, 2021

Great little place!

Olathe KS

Overall Comment

Such a cute little place! Rustic, clean, comfy, charming, direct beach access all made for a great weekend getaway!
The dunes blocked most of the beach view, but that wasn’t a big deal.
A little hard to find the driveway & would've liked a little more direction for that.
I didn’t quite understand why we were expected to take out our own trash... should’ve been same process as a hotel.
I would have also liked a later check out than 10 a.m....again, should be same as a hotel.

Submitted on Apr 20, 2021

Unique Beach House

Canton NC

Overall Comment

We spent Thanksgiving week at the Trolley house and enjoyed the home and all it's unique features. We can not ask for a better experience in working with Tybee Cottages and are very satisfied with the home and location. The Trolley house is comfortable and just right for us with wonderful access to the beach. You just step off the porch and walk across the beach access and you are there.

Submitted on Nov 30, 2020

The Trolley Car

Section AL

Overall Comment

Like a lot of people, my wife and I have really needed a break, but with aging parents and people in the family with underlying health issues, we've been very hesitant to take a trip during Covid. We could not have chosen more wisely for so many reasons.
First of all, the area of Tybee Island and Savannah was relaxing and as safe as I could imagine any tourist place being. We were always able to eat outdoors and most everyone we encountered was wearing a mask. We really enjoyed the hospitality and beauty of the area.

As for the cottage, this charming little cottage built around a trolley captured our hearts! We don't just want to come back to Tybee, we want to come home to the Trolley at 1 Second Place! Nothing was missing - we had every comfort. The beds and sofas were incredibly comfortable. The ability to step from the backdoor right onto the sand spoiled us! We hardly left the cottage. My wife would have taken the blue denim sofa home with her if she could have figured out a way to fit it in her bag.

Because of illness, we actually cancelled the trip and then with the doctor's ok, we booked it again - all with no problem at all.

Altogether as wonderful a vacation experience as we have ever had and we are sure to come again to the Trolley at 1 Second Place.

Bob & Dianne Matthews
Section, AL

Submitted on Oct 19, 2020


Knoxville TN

Overall Comment

The Tybee Trolley was perfect! We loved the history, the quirkiness, the brilliant way they added to the trolley to make a beautiful little beach cottage. The location and the cottage itself were just incredible! The sunrises and the evenings were absolutely beautiful and dinner on the deck was sublime. Initially, we were disappointed to find out that beach refurbishment placed a sand dune in front of the cottage, obscuring the ocean view. However, once we got there, we actually appreciated the sand dune. We could hear and smell the ocean and feel the breeze but had wonderful privacy from all of the beach goers. As much as I love all of the old cottages on Tybee, I don't think we'll ever be able to stay at another place on when we visit there because this little Trolley house is heaven! **If you need new, updated and granite countertops, this is not your place. If you appreciate history, character and location, you will love it!

Submitted on Aug 3, 2020

perfect place for me

Overall Comment

Jim- thank you so much for this great place on Tybee Island. It was calm and cozy, and easy beach access. Thanks for taking care of my last minute stay, again!

Submitted on Jul 26, 2020

We love the Trolley

Tennille GA

Overall Comment

The Trolley is an older and very unique property full of quirky charm. We have stayed at the Trolley many times and hope to stay there again in the future. Our only disappointment this trip is that the recent beach reconstruction has blocked the view of the beach and ocean.

Response from Tybee Cottages

Thank you for spending another vacation at the Tybee Trolley. We are glad that you had another enjoyable vacation. The construction referenced involved building up the sand dune in front of the trolley. This project was concluded by April 1st.

Submitted on Mar 9, 2020

The Trolley

Mesquite NV

Overall Comment

Went there with family. Enjoyable experience. Only complaint would be the beds. We like a firm bed and they were very soft.

Submitted on Sep 17, 2019

Tybee Trolley - May 2019

Smyrna GA

Overall Comment

As always a stay in a Tybee Cottages home was awesome. The Trolley is not a 5 star resort, but it wasn't expected to be. It's very comfortable for 3 people, and I'd definitely rent again with 4. Being beachfront is special. Thank you, Jim!

Submitted on May 28, 2019

Spring Break in The Trolley

charleston SC

Overall Comment

Everything was great! The cottage is so unique & the location can’t be beat. I would literally open the back door & let the boys run straight to the beach. We loved everything about the cottage, from the trolley itself to the linens, amazing sink, super-comfy couches, and the beach chairs provided.

Submitted on Apr 13, 2019

Loved our stay

Overall Comment

Great location. Charming cottage and amenities. Our favorite place to stay on Tybee. Jim Heflin is wonderful with and very accommodating. Can’t wait to return.

Submitted on Mar 17, 2019

Great Vacation at Tybee


Overall Comment

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at the Tybee Trolley cottage. It did not disappoint - lots of character and charm. Due to dietary restrictions we ate most of our meals at the cottage. Kitchen was well stocked and enabled us to do all the cooking we needed to do. Lovely ocean views-great beach location. We alternated daily either going into Savannah to tour and explore or spending time on the island doing the same. That worked out wonderfully for us.

Submitted on Oct 8, 2018

Good Getaway

Overall Comment

A secluded quiet restful getaway.

Submitted on Sep 9, 2018

A great, quaint beach cottage

Overall Comment

The old train car feel is really neat. Ceilings are low but overall space is plenty big enough for 3-4 folks. Cannot beat location! Right on the ocean. Lovely porch and deck right outside.

Submitted on Jun 7, 2018

Awesome stay at the Tybee Trolley

Arab Alabama

Overall Comment

They Tybee Trolley was the perfect place for our after Christmas getaway. We loved being right on the beach. I worked while we were there and was able to sit on the enclosed back area and watch the ocean and ships while working!

Submitted on Jan 6, 2018

The Trolley Stop

Washington North Carolina

Overall Comment

When it comes to vacation getaways, The Tybee Trolley has been one of the best I have had in resent memory. An that all started from the outstanding cottage which housed my family and I. This lovely beach front spot gave us the best of views to enjoy while we planned out our adventures for the day. Also the restored old timey St. Louis trolley frame gives to the well spaced cottage something for your eye to constantly move to and stay in awes of, if you can tear them away again from the fantastic view of the beach you will have. I can not speaker higher or kinder of the time we spent at the Tybee Trolley and know that I can't wait for my next stay.

Submitted on Nov 5, 2017

Great Bacation

Saint Louis MO

Overall Comment

The cottage was great and the loacation was perfect!

Submitted on Aug 21, 2017

Great times on Tybee

Overall Comment

Jim has always been the best and easy to work with. Location and property was great. As always Enjoyed renting from Jim and Tybee cottages.

Submitted on Jun 15, 2017

Quaint and peaceful

Columbus OH

Overall Comment

The house was great. We had an excellent time. Future guests should be aware that there are several stray cats that live on the property and use the sand directly in front of the house as a litter box. They didn't bother us, but we did have to watch our step on the way to the beach. May be of concern if you have kids that want to play in the sand there. Also, the twin bedroom can only be accessed through the master bedroom. However, it was an affordable, nice, beachfront property.

Submitted on May 2, 2017

Early season getaway!

Overall Comment

Tybee never disappoints in the view of my wife and I! This is our first time actually staying ON the beach and it was very enjoyable. As it was mid-March, we were not expecting warm weather to be able to be out on the beach like in summer, so having the enclosed porch and deck right on the sand was a very nice amenity! The Trolley House was PERFECT for what we were looking for and already has us talking about returning! Can't ever go wrong with Tybee Cottages in our opinion!

Submitted on Mar 22, 2017

The Tybee Trolley

Overall Comment

Fantastic !!!
Starting with Jim - great person to do business with, friendly and very helpful.
The Trolley had a lot of character, clean, amenities were nice and the deck got a lot of use. We both had a great stay. Thank you Jim

Submitted on Jan 7, 2017


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