Tybee Island 8/2014

Beachside Getaway Hideaway (via) Tybee Joy Vacations (highly recommended)

Our Extended Weekend Getaway at 19th St. Beach side Hideaway August 22, 2014, started out with a good drive late afternoon on one of the hottest days of the year here in east Central Georgia. It only Got Hotter, but that is ok we were on our way to our relaxation station on Tybee. We arrived later than planned around 6 PM very easy to find if you’re familiar with Tybee, just stay on Butler until it ends on the southern point (Hwy 80/1st St. turns into Butler once you go as far east as you can) your left turn is right before 19th parking /street.

”parking on the grass area right side of drive”

There were guest in the main home, a 1930’s classic southeastern beach home. Who waved and welcomed us from the first floor deck as we quickly unpacked, it was hot and still air never have I been on Tybee with such a calmness not the slightest hint of a breeze! We got the key box on the First attempt opened the door to a wonderful COLD beachy kitchen/living area. Unpacked made a cocktail with the ice that was pre made in the freezer and waiting for us (this is a nice touch). And then off and out to Visit friends at the Campground and Friends out on the strand celebrating birthdays.

Basic Review of 19th St. beach side hideaway :
A wonderful small 1 bedroom, lower level of a classic 1930’s beachfront summer home on Tybee Island. This hideaway is classic vintage beach getaway and the location can’t be beat! You are literally 1 house maybe 50-70 feet off the sand no street to cross just the access right there as the photos suggest. This was perfect for us a couple in our mid years and think it would be great for anyone wanting some privacy right on the beach. The suggestion of a small family, I can see but I am not sure we would want to share with 2 or even one child as it would make for close quarters, but I imagine very doable for a low cost alternative to a hotel room or small condo.
The Beauty of this hideaway to us was the vintage home and the fact that we were pretty hidden form everyone even sitting on the covered deck and people watching as the came pasty and left sun burnt. We really enjoyed the quite of it being so close to the beach and On19th Street parking it was wonderful. The Hideaway is on the southern tip of the island; you can see the “last song” Millers house is across the street if you look hard enough through the trees.

The Unit is well stocked with everything you will need, nothing extravagant, but you’re not coming to cook a gourmet meal here it’s just a beach hideaway something maybe you would see some surfers crashing at. The decor is bright and cheerful and needed being a lower level it is quite dark even at mid-day, but that makes it nice when you need to get out of the hot late summer sun!

For those that do come in late summer August remember that this is Jellyfish season and they will be out, also as we got to see the last days very good chance of high surf and rip tides. With very strong North east winds  hint rent bikes and at low tide work all the way to north shore and ride the wind back to 19th street! What fun you will have.
For a full day by day review and photos of the rental and the Island and more visit the links in this post and check out each photo slider!

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We spent some time with our good friends at Rivers end campground in the “BEAST” their new RV, sadly the shitter was full the main toilet flush pedal thing broke Oh no how that sucks but they are good sports and seemed to not care the place has really nice air conditioned bathrooms they had 4 right across the road each with a shower as well NICE! We will be seeing about staying here in a cold month in a tent or maybe renting a cabin they have a few and a pool!

Rivers End Campground”
From the BEAST, and Rivers End we headed over to our must stop for Pizza and Socializing at the best Pizza joint in the area (it’s not Chicago it’s not NY it’s a Tybee Gem, Huc A Poos!)

My Review on YELP
We had worked Friday Mary a half day I got off at my normal 2:30PM jealous yet? So with the 3 hour drive and a few cocktails along with some great huge slices of pie we were pretty much done in. We headed back to the south end of the island and out home. We had to stop and visit the Birthday Girl Pattie who started our whole trip! We met up with her and the other lovely ladies at Tybee Island Social Club (CHECK IT OUT) we have never been here always want to go but somehow don’t make it, it is a bit pricey and that may be part of it; other times friends don’t seem too keen on the idea. Well we wound up in love as we went back 2 more times or was it 3? Will have some more on that further along, but we just had a quick drink Mary a Lite beer and I had a $9White Russian

It was fantastic but I think they added nutmeg or something maybe it was the rumchada but it was still good (would rather have extra vodka lol) we headed back to the house I made some popcorn for my bed time snack and we pretty much went straight to sleep.
Day 2:
As usual I can’t sleep on vacation unless I stay up all night out having a good time, so I was up first thing this morning and ready to go out and see that daybreak/sun rise. As usual I took way to many photographs I will add many to the gallery here and as well you can find them on my face book and around the we. Some are exceptional some are mediocre and some stink.

Kyaker 18th street beach Tybee Island GA 8/23/2014

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So here we are day 2, I have been up since 4 or 5 AM daybreak wasn’t even until after 6 AM I just don’t want to miss it. Mary did come out with me and that was so nice, as most times I am on my own for the early, early beach walk. We spent some time walking to the pier and up Tybressa street (this is the main “downtown” or commercial strip all little tourist shops and bars and food joints are here along with the strand on the beach.) There of course are many others on Butler and 1st and the Back River but this is that main little Beach area where you can get it all. So we walked up past the closed Docs “Bar” it’s not Docs so I don’t know the door was closed all 4 days , past Wet Willies no breakfast here today they open at 9 am for call a cabs and sex on the beach and whatever hot ales ya. Took a right on Butler.. Do you know where we are headed? – One block north – up Butler the world famous Breakfast club it’s like a CUBS/SOX crosstown game

The Breakfast Club and More Food

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And you must try the homemade sausage and red peppers and eggs it’s very Chicago with a Southern touch of soul YUM! This isn’t the place to go every day in my opinion we love it but it’s more a fun experience over best breakfast, it can get pricey but the portions on the specials that tend to cost more are HUGE.
We are stuffed and have 2 large to go containers for later, walked the 4 blocks back to our Hideaway

19th street Beachside Hideaway

 

Nap Time? Almost! We gathered some things together, and walked over to the beach. Took a bag and book, some paper to sketch and a couple of the supplied beach chairs (we really need to invest in our own nice ones as these are just the best to chill in the sand or surf.) it was maybe 10 and already heating up. Mary sat up close to the wet sand and I went in took the plunge as the surf was trying to push me out and over, every time I leaned over for shells as they washed by. Got a little sting from a Jelly on my foot, but other than that one and the ones the kids were terrorizing on the Beach and then caring around, didn’t see any more. We spent a good couple hours relaxing until the kids started bringing these Jelly fish and setting them in the water near us I was out and ready for a drink.
Got back took a shower a little relaxing in the AC then on the deck. I’m not sure what we did now… should have written sooner… ah that was it relaxing in the AC for me and Mary went to the Beach with our Friends the Birthday Girl and ladies. When she got back we headed out to meet our other Friends at Tybee Times for Drinks and shots and drinks and more Drinks, and we went for Burgers or food well we went to Spanky’s (never have been here and still have not one of these times its sure nice inside!) it was a 30 plus minute wait and they had empty tables … go figure its Tybee time, well who cares we headed up to Bennys and that was empty and maybe too early for this Joint(great Karaoke here late night) so we continued north on butler to Tybee Island Social club again. But this time for dinner, a Review from me – For apps the Ceviche (I ate fish again I tend to like Ceviche) was fantastic and fresh chips and salsa. We guys had burgers, ½ lb. with Boursin cheese spread, Dijon mustard Bacon organic spring greens, and house made pickle freaking amazing! Added Spanish Patatas as well really good Mary had Fish Tacos of course and liked them but I think she still prefers Fannies ask her, and a lobster roll. And the other Lady had  Check out my YELP review.
We form this point were pretty worn out and took a Golf Car Taxi ride back for the night. $3 per person anywhere on the Island (we were close but it was hot) in for the night early, Blame it on the Tybee Time 190 grain Rum Runner slushes and Fire Ball shots and Tequila and jager Bombs.

Day 3 Coffee and some Drinks early AM. Then out for a walk to see about bikes, We rented 2 cruisers from Tims and rode around and found ourselves at Tybee Social club for the Bluegrass Brunch. Read that YELP review, all I can say is I had the best thing I ever ate! We then rode up to 8th street and proceeded to ride the mid tide hard packed beach

It took all of 10 minutes as the wind was out of the North East at about 50 MPH! It was so much fun.

NE Waves

Back at the 19th street beach and sandbar, there were wind surfers galore. And big birds gliding… well hovering.

We rested a bit and went right on back this time we rode to the Sugar Shack, had some huge dripping Ice Cream cones and went from north beach back home to 19th. Again was the best time riding with the wind at our back and the Ocean churning up 7 foot waves and sand blasting all the burnt beach goers. It was now low tide and we had a lot of room was even able to get into the waves some without sinking and slowing.
Some photos from the trip up and down the beach AJ’s some random sunsets   just more I have to many

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Sunday Night Dinner at Ajs and well to shorten this really long review   we had a blast ask any Questions we will be glad to answer and feel pretty confident in our knowledge of Tybee and things to do on Tybee