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History of Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day

What’s the Big Deal with the Savannah St. Patty’s Day?

In the beginning, thirteen members of the local Hibernian Society, the country’s oldest Irish society, raised funds and invited local Irishmen to parade through the streets. This first public procession took place in 1824. Yet it was not until 1870 that the first true and recognizable St. Patrick’s Day parade in Savannah was created and it had bands and even a “Grand Marshal.” 

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Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay AndrewsNew York Times bestselling author and native Georgian, has written many of her famous books in her homes on Tybee Island and gained inspiration from our lovely beaches and unique environment. As a self-proclaimed lifelong “junker,” she has lovingly restored her two island homes, Ebbtide and Breeze Inn (named after two of her personal novels), which are active rentals in our vacation rental program. Both are beautifully decorated eclectic beach homes with unique details around every corner and in every nook and cranny. From the design, to all the details and cottage style touches throughout, guests will feel right at home during their vacation. Mary Kay Andrews is also pleased to offer an autographed novel and welcome note on each stay!

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#BookDirect With Tybee Vacation Rentals

Did you know that Online Travel Agencies are charging additional booking fees just for booking on their website? Online Travel Agencies, called OTA’s, have changed the way they do business, leaving the consumer footing the bill. They are adding additional booking fees to each reservation, which can add 12% – 20% in fees to your booking total. These OTA prices include not only the vacation rental cost but also website fees too. This can add hundreds of dollars of costs to your family’s vacation!

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Pet Friendly Rentals with Fenced-in Yards

When planning your vacation, be sure to include your pet in the list of those traveling! We know your pets love a good vacation just as much as you do. We also know that it can be difficult to find a pet-friendly rental, especially one with a fenced-in yard, but you are in luck! Tybee Vacation Rentals has numerous pet-friendly properties with fenced-in yards that both you and your pet will adore.

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Local Author Feature: Mary Kay Andrews

My Tybee Island

By Mary Kay Andrews

A long-ago hot Savannah summer with no air conditioning first brought me to the beaches of Tybee with our infant daughter in tow, but the island’s many charms have been calling me back for nearly four decades. These days, Tybee isn’t just my family’s home away from home—we own two fully-restored vintage beach houses here—but the island always supplies me with inspiration for my books.   

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Historic Savannah Georgia and Tybee Island

The storied coastline of historic Savannah, Georgia, and Tybee Island is home to a rich past. With one of the largest historic districts in the country, this history can be found in many locations and homes throughout the area. Therefore, the coastal charm of quaint cottages and weathered bricks of antique quarters offers guests a real peak into the past. Your trip should be one-for-the-record-books, so choose a historic home to make your vacation dreams come true.

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Must Do Tybee Island Activities for Kids – Young and Old!

“There are not seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.”   Walt Streightiff

When traveling it can be tricky at times to find fun and educational kid-friendly activities but we here at TVR are here to make that search much easier for you. We have put together a list of fun Tybee Island kid-friendly activities that can be found in both Savannah and on Tybee Island that range from bike riding to learning about Georgia’s unique wildlife to even watch the local bottlenose dolphins swim and play. All of these activities are sure to please the young – and the young at heart!

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