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Fun Tybee Home On The Back River

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8-10

This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home in historic Tybee is just 100 feet from the Back River (near the fishing pier) and the best beach spot on the island for viewing a beautiful sunset. If you prefer the South end beach, it is just a short five-minute walk to endless fun in the sand and on the water. Home decor is simple, bright and fun. With private access to the Back River, this house is a great place for playing on the water, relaxing on the beach or fishing on the Back River pier.

Sleeps up to 10; includes W/D, cable, wifi, DVD player, dishwasher. Master bed includes king bed plus master bath with shower and tub; Twin bedroom includes two sets of bunkbeds (full-siz mattresses on the bottom), bath with tub/shower; Queen bedroom includes bath with tub/shower. A sofa bed in the living room can also sleep 2.

More Details

Laurie Volkmann
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2018

About Laurie Volkmann

We are a family of four now living in Charleston, S.C. While living in Northern California, we longed for summers with a warm ocean and a great beach - hence our desire to visit Tybee. We moved to Charleston in 2011, but our two boys still love "the Tybee house" so much that we can't let it go. However, with different responsibilities and a beach in our backyard in Charleston, we don't get to Tybee as often as we'd like, but we know others would love to enjoy this home and the beach!

Laurie Volkmann purchased this house in 2009

Why Laurie Volkmann chose Tybee Island

It is just 100 yards from the Tybee Back River - which is the perfect spot for swimming, fishing, sand castle-building, standup paddle boarding, kayaking and catching the sunset. But if you'd like some waves for boogie boarding, surfing or kiteboarding, the main beach is just a short five-minute walk away. This neighborhood is quiet and homey but still providing all the outdoor amenities you need for whateverl level of fun and/or relaxation you choose!

What makes this house unique

• Close to Tybee Back River - great for fishing, swimming, kayaking, SUP, sailing a small catamaran

• Beautiful spot for sunsets

• Private beach access

• Quiet neighborhood

• Short walk to main beach with great waves for kiteboarding, boogie boarding and surfing plus perfect for riding bikes on the beach!

• Within walking/biking distance of several restaurants and ice cream spots!

• Library/playground nearby


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Tybee Island, Georgia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , master bed with master bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , living room couch is a sofa bed (double)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , both bunk beds have a full bed on the bottom bunk
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Tybee Back River is great for kayaking and SUP, and the main beach is perfect for biking. All can easily be rented on the island (and often delivered.)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Fun Tybee Home On The Back River
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great access to walk on the beach

  • 4 of 5

This home is in a great location! We were able to easily walk along the beach. We biked to Tybean for coffee in the morning while our sons walked to the Tybee Pier. AJ's is within easy walking distance. If you are coming for kayaking, bring rollers because it is best to launch from Alley 3 which is a couple of blocks away. Also, be sure you understand the tides before you leave. The sand bars off of Little Tybee are a short paddle away, but the tide comes in quickly and people can get stranded out there. There were kayaks in the garage. We didn't check their condition, because we brought our own. There is also a large kayak rental place just a couple of blocks away. The house is very spacious and well stocked with cooking equipment. There was a beach wagon available to use. We ended up walking it a few blocks to the ramped walkway beach access because it was a bit of a challenge to get it over the sand dune behind the house while it was fully loaded. The owners had beach towels available, which was a nice touch. There were also cruiser bikes in the garage which appeared to be in good shape. As with any house this close to the beach, there were signs of wear and tear on some of the cabinets and furniture. Bring your own beach chairs. Overall, we enjoyed our stay!!

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and had a great time! Thanks for the restaurant reviews...we haven't done the bike ride to Tybean yet, but we'll have to try it out! Thanks for staying at our house!
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Comfortable, easy access to beach

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home. Thank you for letting us stay there. We visited 3-10 to 3-13-2017. Weather was a bit hit and miss, but we got to see the Tybee Island St. Patrick's Parade and enjoy some decent weather. The house is spacious, comfortable, and has all the amenities you need for a beach vacation. We were only 5, but I could see how this house could easily sleep two families of 4-6 people. Best of luck!

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spacious, clean, super kid friendly and well decorated to boot. The owner was prompt in responding, informative and nice. It was all we were looking for in a beach house and more!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Spacious, and overall Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolute blast this past weekend and we are so happy we found this gem. I hope to be able to book this house again for a future vacation. We had 8 people with us and this house is very accommodating and still spacious if we had more people with us. The house was very clean and had all of the amenities we needed. Our original plan was to go to the main beach on Saturday. After our arrival on Friday we soon realized how close the Back River was to us and how perfect it was. The water was very calm and the beach very clean with few people on it. The main beach is also walking distance if you still wanted to go there. All shops and restaurants are within walking distance. We were also surprised to see there were 3 paddle boards and 3 kayaks, perfect for our group. I have no complaints about our stay! We hope to be back soon :)

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and we would love to have you back at our home for another vacation!
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Beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Most amazing house I have ever stayed. Great location, beautiful house and Laurie was very nice and helpful person to deal with. I would recommend it to everyone who is going to visit tybee island

  • Submitted: 8-Jan-2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful, comfortable, great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house, very comfortably furnished, clean, and well maintained, with cheerful colors and not overly "decorated." The kitchen is well supplied. Wifi works great, and there's a good supply of movies and books. The house is particularly well set up for people with young kids, with lots of toys and play space. The location is great -- easy walk on the beach to the Tybee Pier and businesses on 2nd. Only two negative points: we were there during a foggy period and wished there were more lamps/lighting in the front room and upstairs bedrooms, which were extremely dark; and both the king (first floor) and queen bed (second floor) are very low, so if any of your party have difficulty getting up and down due to age/arthritis, you should be aware of this. (The pictures do show this.) We had a very enjoyable stay and highly recommend the house, especially for families with children.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Savannah International Airport
Car: necessary

The best feature of Tybee Island is its miles of open beach and long sandbars. There are two piers great for fishing, kayak tours, dolphin watching boat tours and ocean waters perfect for stand up paddle-boarding, kitesurfing, surfing, boogie boarding and skim boarding.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Tybee Island, Georgia

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$78.38

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed and 25% deposit is made. No refund for any cancellations within 6 days of reservation or for early departure. No pets allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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