Posts Tagged ‘Tybee Island’

2014 Tybee Rainbow Fest Weekend

April 14th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Tybee Rainbow Fest WeekendThe second annual Tybee Rainbow Fest Weekend is scheduled for the first weekend of May, 2014 and promises to be more fun-filled than last year’s event on Tybee Island, Georgia.

The Rainbow Fest Weekend (previously Tybee Gay Days), as presented by GaySavannah.com, is a great opportunity for LGBT visitors and residents to show their pride on the sunny, springtime Georgia coast.

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The 2014 Tybee Wine Festival

March 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Tybee Wine FestivalThe Tybee Wine Festival is back for its 6th year and there’s hardly a better way to welcome spring to Savannah!

With a five fun and unique wine, food and educational events to choose from, the Tybee Wine Festival has a little something for everyone and all taking place on beautiful Tybee Island.

2014 Tybee Wine Festival Events:

“Let’s do Lunch,” The Art of Coastal Design and Cuisine – April 10
Learn the art of eye-catching table centerpieces and learn how to prepare an entire gourmet meal, from appetizers through dessert at this amazing, tasting luncheon featuring all of the foods demonstrated, white wine, and recipes for each dish.

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Tybee Island Lighthouse – Guiding the Way for Over 270 Years

February 27th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Tybee Island LighthouseTybee Island Lighthouse, in one incarnation or another, has helped guide ships safely to the mouth of the Savannah River since 1736.

Ordered by the Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, General James Oglethorpe, the first tower was but a day marker – meaning there was no light. Only the height of the structure’s profile on the horizon served as guide. It stood near the shore of Tybee Island, 90 feet tall and constructed of brick and cedar.

Uh oh.

A storm took this first tower in 1741, even as another, better tower was being constructed somewhat farther from shore and the potentially angry sea’s grasp. This second tower, 94 feet tall, didn’t fare much better. Within two years of its completion, wind erosion and sea encroachment made it clear that a different approach was needed – and fast.

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Group Lodging for the First Annual Tybee Gay Days

April 26th, 2013 by Katie Pate

This year marks the first annual Tybee Gay Days, featuring fun-filled schedule of events May 3-5, 2013 on Tybee Island, Georgia.

Presented by GaySavannah.com, this is a chance for LGBT tavelers will show their pride on the Georgia coast!

Get to know Savannah, enjoy delicious fresh seafood and dance the night away. Explore Tybee, a laid-back island paradise located 20 minutes east of our historic Savannah vacation rentals. Come for a full weekend of festivities and experience the unparalleled beauty of Savannah.

“We’ve created a signature event that will showcase Tybee’s laid-back style. Tybee has always been very welcoming and supportive of the gay and lesbian community.

Enjoy delicious food, gracious service and beautiful scenery with a visit to Savannah.

Enjoy delicious food, gracious service and beautiful scenery with a visit to Savannah.

We invite everyone to experience Tybee’s relaxed coastal style and warm Southern hospitality,” says reps from GaySavannah.com

With five miles of public beaches, top-rated restaurants and lively nightclubs, all you need is a great place for you and all your friends to stay. Save money, stay together and enjoy Savannah’s historic district by renting one of our Savannah vacation villas. With occupancy for two to 26, bring all your friends! The more the merrier, right?

Event Highlights from Tybee Gay Days

Saturday May 4

After Party, 6:30 p.m. – 3 a.m. at the Tybee Social Club. After spending the day exploring Savannah, come to the Social Club for a big party on the deck, under the stars with the ocean breeze in your hair.

Sunday May 5

Brunch, 12 – 2 p.m. in three locations: Coco’s Sunset Grill; Fannie’s on the Beach & the Tybee Social Club (reservations required here)

Beach Sweep, 2:30 p.m. in front of Fannie’s on the Beach (1613 Strand Avenue). Join forces with the Tybee Beautification Association to clean up the beach on Tybee Island. Work off some of those calories you just ate at brunch!

T-Dance Closing Party, 6 – 10 p.m. at the Tybee Island Wedding Chapel. Held in one of Tybee Island’s most romantic locations, the alcohol sales from this event will benefit Savannah Pride. Enjoy a live DJ and performances by Kristina Foxx, the Las Vegas showgirl of the south. Foxx has appeared with Paula Deen and Kathy Griffin will be bringing live vocal talents mixed with humor.

See the full schedule of events at the Visit Tybee website.

McQueens Island Historic Trail

September 6th, 2011 by Robbie Bell

The McQueens Island Historic Trail is truly one of Savannah’s gems. It provides access to the natural beauty of the area, far from the historic city squares and stately architecture found in the city itself. Bikers and walkers staying at our Savannah, Georgia, Vacation Rentals will not want to miss it.

Shipping traffic seen from the McQueens Island Historic Trail. Photo by Rob Steel.

In the late 1800s, a railroad connected Savannah to Tybee Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River. Much of the old railway has since been converted into a biking / walking trail parallel to the South Channel of the Savannah River. It is a delightful spot for exercise and fresh air.

The gravel trail follows the river for six miles, often passing through saltwater marshes. Cabbage palms, coastal cedars, and yaupon holly line the path. The McQueens Island Historic Trail runs quite close to the river in some spots, more removed in other spots. Walkers, runners and bikers should keep an eye out for frolicking dolphins, American alligators, box turtles, bobcats, and birds. Shipping traffic is common, as well.

There are many benches along the trail, and picnic tables at each end. Allow time to visit Fort Pulaski, at the east end of the trail, and the turning point at the west end of the trail. Here picnic tables surround an enormous oak tree, decorated with an unusual assortment of buoys, driftwood, bones, etc. It has to be seen to be fully appreciated.

When availability permits, Savannah Pedicab will deliver bikes to any of our Savannah Vacation Rentals.

Additional trail information and photos may be found at McQueens Island Historic Trail.

Family Reunions in Savannah

May 27th, 2011 by Robbie Bell

Our Savannah Vacation Rental at 109 West Liberty Street is the perfect place to host your next family reunion. It sleeps 26 people and is spacious enough to comfortably absorb them all. You and your relatives can rent the whole property, which is divided into three smaller Savannah Vacation Rentals: the Penthouse, the Garden Suite, and the Carriage House. Those of you you crave or need privacy may have it while other members of the family take over the main house.

The luxury Savannah Vacation Home at 109 West Liberty Street.

Lounge on our three expansive porches. Stay up late talking or playing games in the parlor. Cook together in the large kitchen of the main house, or call for take out from a nearby restaurant. The House at 109 West is in the Savannah Historic District, where restaurants are abundant.

There is room for your extended family at the Savannah GA Vacation Home at 109 West Liberty St.

The best part of hosting a family reunion in Savannah is that people of all ages will find much to do. Young children can romp in the surf at the beaches on Tybee Island, grandparents can tour Savannah’s picturesque city squares, and young adults can check out Savannah’s nightlife. Split up when you feel like it and congregate for family time in our spacious, comfortable Savannah GA Vacation Rentals. Now that is a perfect family reunion.

Tybee Seafood Festival

April 30th, 2011 by Robbie Bell

The Tybee Seafood Festival takes place on the Tybee Pier Saturday, May 7, 2011. It’s a good excuse for guests of our Savannah Vacation Villas to visit Tybee Island, which is about 20 minutes from Savannah’s historic downtown.

The Tybee Seafood Festival features lots of fresh seafood, prepared by some of the island’s finest chefs and caterers. Enjoy live music as you eat, surprise fun performances, and people watching.

Tybee Island Pier

The Tybee Island Pier.

In conjunction with the festival, Mega Midway Carnival will be open from May 4 – May 8, 2011, not far from the Tybee Pier. Daredevils will be drawn to rides like Spin Out, while others will simply enjoy the view from the Ferris Wheel.

Some guests of our Savannah Vacation Villas never make it to Tybee Island; there is, after all, plenty to do in historic Savannah. Yet Tybee Island is an interesting and lovely place, well worth a visit. The Tybee Seafood Festival is as good a reason as any to head to Tybee Island.

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