Wheel House recently completed partial updates in early 2011 which includes many new furnishings, newly refinished hardwood floors, new bed spreads, new flat screen televisions in many rooms, and much more.
The main level of the home includes high ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors. Located on this floor is the living area, den/game room, kitchen, laundry room, 4 bedrooms, and 3 and a half baths. The kitchen includes bar seating for 3 and a table seating 8 and is fully equipped including a double oven and dishwasher. There is plenty of space for your family to enjoy with both a living area and den. The living area is furnished with a 42in flat screen TV and DVD player. The adjoining den / game room also has a 42in flat screen TV and DVD, radio and CD player, Foosball table, air hockey table and 2 large tables with bench seating for up to 16. The laundry room has a full-size washer and dryer along with an attached shower for washing the sand off after a day at the beach.
The master bedroom is furnished with a King size bed, a daybed with a pop-up trundle, and a 32in flat screen TV. There is an attached master bath with a double vanity, stand-up shower, and a large "retro" jacuzzi tub. Another guest room is located off the hall and has a King. There is a bunk room for the kids with two sets of Twin bunks and an additional bedroom accessed through the bunk room furnished with a Queen.
Walk out the back door from the game room / den onto a raised deck with tables seating 8 and additional built-in seating and a gas grill. The back yard is fully fenced and includes a small yard area and a outdoor shower. Walk right out the back gate and just down the block to the easy beach access!
There is a detached upstairs apartment which is accessible only by the outside staircase in the backyard. The apartment includes a living area with both a seating area and a King bed, a 32in flat screen TV, and a breakfast kitchen. The kitchenette has a mini-fridge, coffeemaker, microwave, toaster, and a sink. There is also a full bath along with a bedroom furnished with a Queen bed and a Twin daybed. There is also a furnished balcony off the apartment which is perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or a good book.
2015 MINIMUM NIGHTS:7 Nights (Saturday-Saturday), May 30th - August 15th
INCREASED CAPACITY / ROLLAWAYS:You may choose to rent up to 2 Twin rollaway beds at a cost of $45 each weekly. This will only increase the maximum occupancy to 18 guests.
RENTING MAIN LEVEL ONLY:From January 1st to May 22nd and from August 1st to April 30th, 2015 you may select to rent only the downstairs which lowers the homes maximum occupancy to 12. Rent will be discounted by 20% and the housekeeping fee by $65. Cannot be combined with any other special offer. Please call if you are interested in this option.
History of The Wheel House:The Wheel House was originally built in 1920 and served as one of the three train stations on Tybee Island which at that time was how you were able to reach Tybee from mainland Savannah on "The Marsh Hen". The station offered island visitors a place to shower and change after a day at the beach before they made their return trip home. Over the years the property has gone through a number of renovations and uses including operating as a bed and breakfast. Now your family can have a chance to enjoy the history and charm this home offers as a vacation rental.
Additional amenities include: game table type: foosball/air hockey, outdoor tables: seats 4, kitchen: fully equipped, bedroom 4: 2 twin bunks, bedroom 1: king/daybed/trundle, dining area: seats 8, beachside of butler: yes, fenced yard: yes, bar stools: 3, extra bedding: king, price class: premium, game table: yes, bedroom 5: queen/daybed, outdoor shower: cold only, bedroom 2: king, distance to beach: 100 yards, mini fridge: yes, neighborhood: mid island beachside, washer/dryer: in-unit, bedroom 3: queen....Read more
Left on 04/24/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 24, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
Old historic building. Very high ceilings. Plenty of beds and space. Fantastic location. Parking for several cars. Large kitchen. Needs newer appliances. Three families with teenagers and their friends all had a wonderful time. The rental agency was very friendly.
"Comfortable, room enough for the whole family and great location"
Left on 09/23/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | john and janeReviewed Sep 23, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
Pleasure renting from TVR. Wheel House is spacious and comfortable. We had enjoyed staying there previously and hope to stay again. Complementary goody bag items came in handy. Love the decor. Access to beach is good. Thanks to presence of 15 year old grandson, we were able to figure out how to use the TV.
Left on 07/10/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Cynthia LyonsReviewed Jul 10, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We had 17 people and even with that many we did not feel crowded. This house is great for large families, short walk to beach. We had one fan that the string had broken off when we got there, and they were there the next day to fix it.
Left on 07/01/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 1, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Wheel House in early June. Every bed was occupied but the house felt spacious with multiple gathering places to relax, play games or watch TV. Just a block off the beach, it was a short walk to the shore and a few blocks from the restaurants and shopping. Great location and we would certainly return again.
"Another fabulous Memorial Day weekend with our large extended fa"
Left on 06/06/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | carole laughlinReviewed Jun 6, 2013Stayed May 2013
We love this property. It is so much nicer than the photos project. This year six new rockers on the front porch...new love seat in game room. It just keeps getting better. Tons of space for ages...2 year old all the way through teenager up to grandparents...something for everyone.
Being able to seat all 16 together for dinner is spectacular.
Hope to do this again if all family scheduled agree.
Left on 05/18/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 18, 2013Stayed May 2013
Service is always superior from Tybee Vacation Rentals.
The home is fantastic!
The location is one of the best on the island.
Works best for large groups. Kitchen is well equipped. Bedding needs to be updated.
"Tybee Island Wheel House - Fantastic huge house on the beach!"
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | JohnReviewed Nov 2, 2012Stayed Oct 2012
Everything about this house rental experience was top notch. Tybee Vacation Rental is easy to work with, and the check in and check out was simple, even with our 1 a.m. late check in. The Wheel House is simply enormous, and is very updated inside for an older appearing house. Relatively new hardwood and tile floors, appliances, showers, tubs, beds were great. The two long solid wood rectangular tables in the great room worked well for our group of 16 for meals, and the spacious kitchen has another table for eight in the adjoining dining room. Large living room with multiple couches and chairs and large flat screen TV. Air hockey and Foosball tables were big hit! The upstairs separate "in-law suite" with two bedrooms, additional bathroom and shower - very nice. Big patio and deck off the main floor and long patio deck upstairs with chairs to relax and enjoy outside. You can see the beach from the house! Highly recommended for multi-family trip or large group - plenty of room in this house!
Left on 08/17/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Mike from VirginiaReviewed Aug 17, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
This home lives up to it's billing. No complaints what so ever. Close to the beach. Plenty of space for four families to spread out. Had a problem with the stove top on 1st night, but the realtor was out asap and took care of problem. (The problem was operator issues and no fault of homeowner or mgmt group). Would highly recommend this home for multiple families due to the space. Neat history on this place as well.
"The Wheel House is truly a unique property and combines history"
Left on 07/03/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Anne-Marie E.Reviewed Jul 3, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We stayed at the Wheel House with a large multi-family group and were very impressed with the house and all of the amenities. The place was very charming and had some great historical details and features. At the same time the set up allowed us plenty of room to be in different places doing different things when we choose. It was very close to the beach and had great outdoor areas to help enjoy the ocean breezes. In addition the staff was very responsive to all of our questions and took care of every thing. This allowed us to relax and enjoy our stay.
Left on 06/10/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 10, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
The Wheel House was a beautiful, historical and well decorated beach house. Reservations were easy to book. Communication with Tybee vacation rentals was clear, prompt and very personal. Will use again. Thanks
"Our trip was so perfect we are seriouly considering a repeat nex"
Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Laughlin Carl Elliott familyReviewed May 31, 2012Stayed May 2012
We took 15 family members ranging in age from 1 year to 69. We had a total of 6 children in the group. The house was absolutely perfect. Nothing about the property had been "overstated ". In fact each room was larger than the photo. Best equipped kitchen I have ever experienced away from home. The great table set up in the gameroom allowed our family to all be seated together for our family meals of 15.
The bedrooms are all situated in such a way that you really have privacy and cannot hear noise from the rest of the house.
The house is beautifully and tastefully decorated. The huge newly renovated bathrooms with spa tubs and separate shower are gorgeous
Loved having a big covered front porch for the few times we had a beach shower on back deck.
"Clean, spacious, great location, exceptional customer service!"
Left on 12/27/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | lowmaintenance2Reviewed Dec 27, 2011Stayed Nov 2011
Our family of 16 (ages 5-73) loved the Wheel House. With plenty of open space, comfy bedrooms, clean bathrooms, full size washer/dryer and dozens of other amenities, you'll love it too! Easy walk to the beautiful beach. Plenty of parking. Upstairs apartment is a bonus for large groups. Fabulous deck/grill for outdoor entertaining. We'll be back! We also love Tvr's "Pink House" property.
Left on 10/21/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | BethReviewed Oct 21, 2011Stayed Sep 2011
Everything was perfect and more! The place was roomy and clean. The kitchen had all of the "creature comforts" of home. There was room to relax, play and teach. The location was perfect for beach activities.
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