House, 5 Bedrooms = 12 beds and Convertible bed(s), 4.25 baths
About Marsha Marks
Owner Marsha Marks is an author of several books, and has been happily married since 1987 to the man of her dreams, Tom. They have one daughter, Mandy Marks. The vacation rental is the nicest house they own - and they love to share the joy of Tybee Island Joy.
Marsha Marks purchased this House in 2008
Why Marsha Marks chose Tybee Island
Tom and I met on the West Coast and always wanted a home near the beach, but were unable to pay LA prices. And hated LA traffic. When Tom took a job here in Savannah, we discovered Tybee Island and realized it was just 19 minutes from Downtown Savannah, and we loved the laid back Artsy, non-resort kind of feel. So, we looked for three years for the perfect piece of property - well, the perfect piece in our price range and in the location we wanted. We finally ended up buying a woman's back yard. We had the yard divided into a legal lot. The woman who sold us the lot, still lives behind our home. She purchased the lot our house sits on - 30 years ago for $1500.00! (She made a good investment!) When we were looking for a bit of land to build on Tybee Island, we knew we might want to use the home as a vacation rental someday, and we wanted to be close to the beach, yet away from the noise. Close to the shops, yet away from the crowds. Within walking distance to all the eating places, and especially close to The Breakfast Club! This lot, seemed to have it all, Location, Location, Location, plus, it was the only lot we could find that didn't look into someone elses house - our lot looks onto a 60 foot tall live Oak tree. And OK, I confess, it was the only lot for sale on the whole darn street. So we bought it.
What makes this House unique
The large spacious upstairs. The pool. The double convection ovens. The Master Suite that has three seperate sections and a private deck. The pale yellow bamboo floors. The six burner cooktop with the pop up vent. The loft feel with tons of windows and natural light. The THREE large decks - two off each floor. The Air conditioned and insulated sleeping porch, that feels like a treehouse - on the top deck! Location, Location, Location.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Neighbor will count number of people entering home
No smoking on property. No butts left on lawn
With approval of owner
Children love this place
Minimum age of primary renter:25
ONLY GUESTS ON GUEST LIST ARE ALLOWED ON PREMISES. NO GATHERINGS of any sort may be at this home. We honor Tybee City Ordinance! Also no smoking .
$20.00 per hour fee for early check in - on dates when no one is in house before the arrival date.
Must be 25 years old to rent - and we do not allow college parties or spring break or wedding gatherings. And if you have a pet, must clean up after
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Comfortable roomy home
This was really a lovely home. Marsha who owns the property greeted us warmly and friendly. The hot tub wasn’t working when we arrive but she made sure that her repair man came by that day and fixed it. Plenty of room and everything was in working order. I would stay here again if I was back on the island.
Thanksgiving Family Trip
This property, the area, the atmosphere and the owner are all amazingly wonderful! The house is everything and is equipped for any and everything you can ask for. My family (18 people) met here for thanksgiving and we not only had a fully equipped kitchen (pots pans plates bowls silverware but as well as seasoning condiments coffee and more) but we also had restaurants close by the beach is a block away and the owner is a text/call away. Very accommodating and helpful when needed and when not needed you don’t hear from her. My family and I are overly appreciative and happy with this property definitely would not go back to Tybee without staying here. Absolute best!
Best of a sad situation
Our family traveled to Savannah to funeralize our 95 year old aunt and we chose Marsha's property for lodging. It was the best decision. Not only did we have we have enough room for everyone to sleep comfortably, but the house was clean and the layout of the home was conducive for all ages in out party - from the 86 year old to the 3 year old. The amenities were as stated and the location was convenient to restaurants and the main street. Marsha and her greeter Sheri were super nice, very responsive and made us feel cared for during our bereavement. When we come back to Savannah for a happier occassion, we will be sure to rent again. Tybee Joy is certainly named correctly. Thank you Marsha!!
We had 10 adults and 7 kids ranging from 1 to 14 and the house had plenty of room for everyone. The older kids loved the pool and ping pong table. The kitchen has anything you need to make meals and the house is well stocked with towels and bedding. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great experience.
Thank you, so happy the house worked for you! And you were able to use the pool in late Oct! Thank you for leaving the house so nice, please come back again soon!!
Great house and even better location!
The house was perfect for our group of 17 girls! There was plenty of space for us to spread out and also plenty of space for us to all be together in the kitchen/living area. Unfortunately, It was too chilly to enjoy the pool during our stay, but hanging around the poolside was just as fun. The location was my favorite part about this house; it was perfect - just a short walk to the beach, bars, and restaurants. Marsha was extremely helpful and accommodating - she allowed us to check in early. She also gave us recommendations of what to eat in the area. Overall, the experience was one to remember!
So thankful, the house was great for your group. We also love that the house feels spacious with so many places to spread out - even when the weather is chilly. And like you, the location is our favorite part as well! We loved having you stay at Tybee Island Joy, come back soon!
Perfect house. Great owner.
Really great experience renting this house for our annual trip. Everything works. Fantastic communication with the owner and property manager. Everything was first class. Would be great for multiple families or the guy's trip or any sort of get-together or gathering.
Thanks so much for this lovely review! We are thrilled and that you noted great communication among our rental and greeting team! I own the property as a retired Flight Attendant - but rely on my crew to help me greet guests etc. We love guy trips! The porches and all the outdoor spaces seem to work well for large groups. Thank you for saying "Everything was first class" what a compliment. Please come back soon!