Wish Upon a Starfish - Front Porch - Top floor entry to CottageFully Equipped KitchenLiving Room with Sleeper SofaShared backyard w/ gas grillWish Upon a Starfish Cottage, Exterior ViewLiving room with Large Flat Screen TVChic and Comfy living room - Original re-finished hard wood floorsUpstairs Open Living area with original cottage styleChic and Comfy living roomTogether is my favorite place to beUpstairs Open Living area with original cottage styleOpen Living and Dining with original wood panel and hardwood floorsUpstairs Open Dining and Kitchen areaUpstairs Open Dining and Kitchen areaFully Equipped KitchenFully Equipped KitchenFully Equipped KitchenFully Equipped KitchenGuest Bedroom 1 - King Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 1 - King Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 1 - King Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 2 - 2 Queen Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 2 - 2 Queen Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 2 - 2 Queen Bed and TVGuest Bedroom 2 - 2 Queen Bed and TVGuest Room 3 - Twin over Double Bunk BedGuest Room 3 - Twin over Double Bunk BedGuest Bathroom with Custom Tile ShowerFront Porch - Top floor entryFront Porch SeatingFront Porch SwingShared covered patio with gas grillShared backyard patio with firepitShared backyard patio with firepitMain Level deckMain Level deckWish Upon a Starfish Exterior ViewTybee Island's Mid-Island BeachTybee Island's Mid-Island BeachTybee Memorial Park

Wish Upon A Starfish


4.94/5 (11)


4.94/5 | 11 reviews

1940's Cottage on Bike Route, Only 2 Blocks to Beach

3 BR | 2 Full Baths | Sleeps 8 | Community View

Tybee Island, GA


Property type

Community View


Beach Access


Pet Friendly


Where you'll be


Escape to the beachy bliss of Wish Upon a Starfish, which is the entire top floor of a 1940s traditional Tybee cottage. The ultimate vacation destination for those seeking a serene and stylish getaway, it has recently undergone major renovations and featur...
Escape to the beachy bliss of Wish Upon a Starfish, which is the entire top floor of a 1940s traditional Tybee cottage. The ultimate vacation destination for those seeking a serene and stylish getaway, it has recently undergone major renovations and features beautiful updates, like the new kitchen and outdoor back deck! Picture yourself lounging in a stunning mix of old Tybee charm and modern updates, surrounded by cool color palettes and beachy décor that transport you to a world of relaxation. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this traditional cottage style home is the perfect mid-island retreat. Situated on picturesque 2nd Avenue, right on Tybee Island's Bike path, you'll have easy access to all the island has to offer. Be sure to bring your bicycles or rent them to explore every corner of Tybee - it's the best way to see the island! And when you're ready to unwind, kick back on the front porch with a cocktail and watch as walkers, runners, and bikers pass by on the most beautiful street on Tybee. With the nearest beach access just two and a half blocks away, your beach dreams are just moments from becoming a reality!

Get ready to be swept away by the charm of Wish Upon a Starfish! As you approach this stunning cottage, the newly reconstructed second-story front porch invites you to sit back and relax on a cozy porch swing, perfect for enjoying the gentle beach breeze. Step inside and you'll be transported to a world of warmth and comfort, with original heart pine-paneled walls and refurbished hardwood floors that exude classic coastal charm. The open dining and living area is the perfect place to unwind, with comfortable seating and a 60 inch smart TV. When it's time to share a meal with family and friends, the beautifully designed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances is the perfect space for whipping up a delicious meal which you can share in the a dining area that seats six.

There are three bedrooms and 2 full baths. The first bedroom has a King bed and a flat-screen TV. The second guest room has two Queen Beds, to accommodate up to 4 guests and a flat-screen TV. There is a newly updated bathroom which has a beautiful vanity and a claw foot bathtub/shower for an authentic, rustic feel. The newly added third bedroom has a twin over a double bunk bed - perfect for kids. The brand new bathroom features a custom tile walk-in shower, all-new fixtures, and an adjoining laundry area with all new high-efficiency washer and dryer. Just off the kitchen, guests can sit on the back deck, and enjoy morning coffee while planning your day's events. This cottage is nicely appointed and welcomes guests with a feeling of warmth and comfort.

Head out back to enjoy the bran new outdoor deck, which makes it easy to enjoy the wonderful Tybee Island weather year-round. On the ground level there is a patio with a firepit as well as a ground level, private full bathroom with a hot and cold shower - which is shared by all guests of the property. There are 2 reserved off-street parking spaces for guest use and Wifi available.

Need more space? Wish Upon a Starfish Cottage is available to rent which will allow guests to rent the entire property (Wish Upon a Starfish, and Wish Upon a Little Starfish, the downstairs 2 bedroom apartment) and will offer guests a total of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as two full kitchens. Perfect space for multi-family vacations or reunions.

MINIMUM NIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Minimum night requirements vary by property, dates of stay, and usually become more lenient for last-minute bookings.

PETS: This home is pet-friendly for up to two (2) adult dogs with approval and additional pet fees. Cats are not allowed in any TVR property. Please Note: Tybee City ordinance does not allow dogs on any Tybee Island beaches.

EXTENDED STAY RENTALS (26+ NIGHTS): All stays require a refundable security deposit to be paid, the amount is included in your online quote. A monthly electrical allowance is assigned according to the bedroom size of the property and has been chosen as this amount should not be exceeded with reasonable usage at the property. Please review your rental agreement for a full list of terms and policies.

City of Tybee Island Short Term Vacation Rental (STVR) Permit #STR2021-00739

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Queen Queen
Bedroom 3
Twin over Double Bunk
Extra Bedding
Sofa Sleeper


Community View
Beach Access
Property Features
TV (s)
Smoke Detector
Linens Provided
Fire Extinguisher
Air Conditioning
Wireless Internet
Washing Machine
Grill - Gas
Dining Room
Living Room
No Smoking or Vaping Allowed
Iron & Ironing Board
Pet Friendly
Self Check-in (Keyless Lock)
Outdoor Shower
Fire Pit
Hot Water
Dishes and Utensils
Full Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Bath Towels Provided
Hair Dryer
Walk In Shower
Parking Available - Free
Nearby Activities
Fishing - Fly
Kayaking Rentals
Medical Services
Golf Course(s)
Miniature Golf
Outlet Shops
Eco Tourism
National Park
State Parks
Fishing - Deep Sea
Fishing - Surf
Beach (No Cars)
Health Beauty Spa
Jet Ski Rentals
Fishing - Pier
Beach Combing
Winery/Brewery Tours


Reviews and guest comments are collected from verified guests that have filled out a survey regarding their stay or provided a review via a third party booking site.

Gesine B.
Verified Guest Comment

Kathy M.
Verified Guest Comment

Billy F.
Verified Guest Comment

The big front porch with the swing..and the railings made it a great place for our small dog to hang out.

Fantastic place

Wonderful home to stay in for visit on Tybee Island. Beautiful house with plenty of space at a great location. Will be back!

Gary S.
September 2019 Stay

The sun rising over Tybee Island is spectacular! The Tybee Vacation Rentals team was awesome to work with. They were very friendly and efficient with our booking efforts. Pre-stay communications were well timed and thorough. There were no issues during our stay but had there been, Im confident they would have handled whatever it was quickly and with exceptional service. The only part I didnt like was the reminder regarding the check out procedures and that was only because I didnt want to be reminded that we were going to have to leave!Great work everyone!


Important things to know



Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 10:00 AM

Minimum age to rent: 25

Max pets: 2

  • 61+ Days Prior to Arrival, 15% is due at the time of Booking.
  • 31-60 Days Prior to Arrival, 50% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Within 30 Days Prior to Arrival, 100% is due at the time of Booking.
  • Arrival window is within 31 days or more, all advanced payments will be refunded less $175 taxed cancellation fee.
  • Arrival window within 15 to 30 days, a partial refund of 50% of rent and a $175 cancellation fee will be retained.
  • Arrival window within 14 days or less, all payments are non-refundable.