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Tybee Island Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals

When planning your dream getaway, choosing between Tybee Island hotels and vacation rentals may be one of the biggest decisions you make! Vacation rentals often provide big advantages in making your vacation all the more relaxing. Space, cost, and privacy are just a few of the factors to consider for your next vacation. We’re taking a deep dive into why vacation rentals may very well be the best bang for your buck compared to hotels!

The exterior of Dune Villa shows the size of the home compared to rooms in many hotels.
Dune Villa

Space: Tybee Island Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals

When it comes to space, vacation rentals have a clear edge. Hotels are typically outfitted with two standard queen-sized beds, which may be plenty if you’re traveling solo or as a couple. However, what if you’re traveling with a larger group or multiple families? If you’re still thinking of booking a hotel, then getting several rooms is the only option. That can get expensive! For a lower cost, groups can enjoy separate areas and extra sleeping arrangements in a vacation rental. We offer vacation homes that can accommodate over 18 guests, at places like Sea View Cottage and Dune Villa! If you aren’t traveling with a large group, a vacation rental may still be your best bet because of the additional living space and kitchen at a comparable cost to a hotel room! At Tybee Vacation Rentals, we have plenty of small vacation homes to choose from, like Gull Cottage. These are ideal for a couples retreat or small family getaway!

Gull Cottage Beach Chairs

The Perfect Amount of Privacy!

Staying in a hotel can sometimes feel like cramped quarters, especially if you’re traveling with young children. How about an awesome game room for hours of entertainment? Many of our vacation rooms have game rooms equipped with ping pong, air hockey, giant Jenga, and more! For instance, Maison de Marie has ping pong, foosball, and corn hole. Also, if you’re traveling with a large group, staying in a hotel can feel as though you’re on top of each other. But, in a vacation rental, everyone could have the opportunity to have their own space and even separate bathrooms! Sail Away is a great example with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms so that everyone can enjoy their personal space.

Sail Away

A Unique Experience

Vacation rentals provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity to stay in areas where there just aren’t hotels, giving guests the opportunity to vacation like a local! Tybee Island only has one oceanfront hotel, however, we have many oceanfront rentals perfect for easy access to the beach. Check out Captains Cabana, Sea Gull Ocean Villa, or even Hang Ten! Many of the island’s hotels are relegated to the popular south end of Tybee Island, but if you want to stay elsewhere then vacation rentals are your best bet. For instance, you may want to stay near Tybee’s North Beach, which is a local favorite with its calm water and proximity to shops, restaurants, and landmarks, like the Tybee Island Lighthouse.

Hang Ten

Cost: Tybee Island Hotels vs. Vacation Rentals

In terms of space, vacation rentals offer a much better cost when compared to hotels. One of the many advantages of a vacation rental is a fully-equipped kitchen, which can alleviate many unforeseen additional costs! One such cost is going out to eat. The majority of our homes and condos feature full-size kitchens, which means you can make meals far below the cost of going out to eat. To ensure your comfort, we require all properties to be furnished with a variety of amenities including all necessary furnishings, bedding, linens, central heat and air conditioning, cable TV, coffeemaker, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, stove, toaster, and dishes/cookware/utensils. Also, vacation rental rates can vary greatly, so you get to choose the best option for your needs and price point!

Captains Cabana

How To Book Your Dream Vacation Home!

When you’re ready to book your dream Tybee Island trip, look no further than! Simply find your perfect vacation home, select your desired dates, and enjoy a relaxing trip. It’s that easy! And, by booking direct you can save on the expensive additional fees imposed by third-party booking sites. If you’re having trouble choosing the right vacation rental for your stay, our local vacation planners are here to help 7 days a week! They know our vacation rentals better than anyone else! Have you stayed with us before? If so, you’re eligible for Repeat Guest Savings on future stays! Just give us a call and we can help.

Interested in other vacation home options? Browse through our amazing collection of vacation homes!