Originally used to guide British ships into the port of Savannah, Georgia, the Tybee Island Lighthouse was also helpful as a guiding beacon to pirates landing on its sandy beaches. The notorious pirate Edward Teach, “Blackbeard”, whose crew sourced for fresh water supplies in the inland waterways, is believed to have buried some of his ill-gotten treasure in the sands of Tybee Island…
Welcome to “Blackbeard’s Beacon” at 29 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, Georgia.
From “Blackbeard’s Beacon” 360-degree wrap around covered deck you can gaze at 30 Meddin Drive, home of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, one of the few remaining 18th century lighthouses still in operation in North America. At 154 feet in height, climb its 178 steps to reach the viewing platform with its amazing island and ocean views.
Or… view Battery Garland at Fort Screven, built in 1899 and once upon a time armed with 12-inch rifled guns to fend off invaders. Inside is the Tybee Museum which houses Indian, Pirate, Civil War, and many other historical exhibits.
Or… ride a bike along the quaint streets of Tybee Island and perhaps run into your favorite movie star, singer, food mogul, or author. Sandra Bullock, John Mellencamp, Paula Deen, and Mary Kay Andrews own homes on Tybee Island. Or, perhaps bump into a crew working on the newest film being shot on location. The Last Song, starring Miley Cirus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston, and Liam Hemsworth was filmed on Tybee Island with scenes at North Beach Bar & Grill. Baywatch, starring the Rock, filmed on our beaches. As well as Live By Night, starring Ben Affleck. So did Gifted with Chris Evans, Magic Mike XXL with Channing Tatum, The General’s Daughter with John Travolta, Dirty Grandpa starring the one and only Robert DeNiro, and yes, even Sponge Bob frolicked in our surf while filming Sponge Bob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.
Or… walk across the street to North Beach Bar & Grill, 33 Meddin Drive, located between the Lighthouse and the beach, and offering a lunch and dinner menu, featuring some of the area’s freshest seafood with a Caribbean flair. Part of The Last Song was filmed here. Check out the adjoining table, Miley may be sitting there!
Or, simply… take a 3-minute stroll (and that is walking slow!) to Tybee Island’s North Beach. Go sunning, shelling, surfing, or, perhaps, even searching for Blackbeard’s treasure?
It can start at day break, or at any time of the day, when you stay at “Blackbeard’s Beacon.” Arrrr!
Property review of “Blackbeard’s Beacon”:
Driveway and gravel parking space available for six vehicles.
This unique octagon shaped 4 Level home offers all 4 bedrooms on the Ground Floor, and is fully accessible through the Ground Floor Entrance.
The Ground Floor, 1st Level, has its own separate heating/cooling system.
All bedrooms are equipped with 32-inch flat screen televisions, DVR/Blu-ray Players, and cable access for your viewing pleasure. Each bedroom has sliding glass windows, allowing for ocean breezes to flow through each room, if you so desire. All bedrooms have full closets, and dressers, for storing clothes for weekend, or even longer stays.
The Master Bedroom suite has a king-size bed with its own private bathroom. Sliding glass doors provide access to the private, secured, wood-fenced back yard oasis. Plenty of native palm trees, magnolia, and oak trees provide shade, if needed, and deck chairs allow you to take in the view of the Lighthouse and appreciate the splendor that is Tybee Island. It’s Tybee Time!
The Second Bedroom contains a queen-size bed.
The Third Bedroom contains 2 full-size beds.
The Fourth Bedroom contains one set of bunk beds.
Ground floor bathroom is within easy access to all bedrooms.
The Ground Floor is equipped with a full-size washer and dryer for your laundering needs.
Also. on the Ground Floor is access to the securely-fenced swimming pool area. Not a dipping pool, a full-sized salt water swimming pool! Enjoy the many benefits of a salt water pool system: less chlorine content, silkier water, gentler on your eyes, and less drying to your skin. Large sun-bathing area with full loungers and individual tables are provided for your entire family’s enjoyment. Bean bag toss and Horseshoe games are set up nearby. Too much sun? Multiple hammocks are set up on the perimeter for an afternoon, or later, siesta. In the expansive pool area there is also a hot/cold outdoor shower, and a sizable picnic table for lunching on local shrimp, oysters, or the area’s Low Country Boil! It’s Tybee Time!
Unique “Tybee Island Lighthouse” style steps lead to the fully furnished Main Floor, 2nd Level, with its octagon shaped design and a view from every single angle. Whether you wish to look upon the ocean and the ships cruising in, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, or Fort Screven, you can do so from inside the home. Or, if you prefer, from the home’s huge, covered, wrap-around, 360-degree viewing deck which is accessible from 3 strategically placed sliding glass doors. Plenty of cushioned chairs and stools are provided all around the deck for your sitting pleasure while sipping tea, coffee, wine, or a glass of ale! It’s Tybee Time!
The Main Floor is also accessible from outside, via the deck stairway.
The Main Floor is equipped with its own heating/cooling system.
The Main Floor has its own bathroom for your convenience.
Open floor entertainment area with a Samsung 65″ Class – LED – 2160p – Smart – 4K Ultra HD Television, cable access with HBO, and DVR/Blue Ray Player. A selection of Blue Ray movies are available for your viewing pleasure.
On the Main Floor, partake in a game of air hockey with a Brunswick V Force Air Hockey Table. Keep track of the score with its built in digital electronic scoring system. Or, if you prefer, an MD Sports 56″ x 36″ Foosball Table is also available for games. For those days when you are sunned out, rained out, or just wanna make a bet on whose paying for tonight’s dinner!
Two queen sleeper sofa sets are also on the Main Floor.
Also, on the Main Floor is the spectacular gourmet kitchen. Adjacent to the living/entertainment area, with custom made cabinets and state-of-the-art stainless-steel LG appliances this area is large enough to accommodate the largest of family meals. Side-By- Refrigerator with large capacity for loading up plenty of food for a long vacation stay. Smooth-Top Range with built in Oven and overhead Microwave for all type of family meals. Dishwasher for ease of cleaning. Plus, coffee maker, blender, and a full complement of glassware, dishes, utensils, and lots more provided for your family’s taste.
Open dining area with huge, unique, wooden pirate-style dining table which easily accommodates 8-10 diners.
Plus, nearby circular dining table for four more diners, providing convenience for sitting the children separately, if so desired.
Now, comes the fun! A spiral staircase leads you to the 3rd Level, with its own mini-library, containing an array of books for your reading pleasure. Whether your taste in reading lies with fiction or non-fiction, biographies, Pirate novellas, tropical narratives, romance, or even the latest from local author Mary Kay Andrews, you will more than likely find something to chill with.
Continuing on, a similar spiral staircase now leads you to the 4th Level, the “Crow’s Nest.” Two built-in sitting areas, with four sliding glass windows, provide an unparalleled 360-degree view of the beauty that is Tybee Island! The Atlantic Ocean, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, and Ft. Screven, can all be viewed from the “Crow’s Nest.” To get a more amazing, scenic view, you would have to climb the 178 steps of the Lighthouse! The “Crow’s Nest” is a fabulous area for reading, conversation, reminiscing, or just contemplating the wonders of Tybee Island!
It’s Tybee Time!
For more information, pricing, availability please call (865) 471-8222.
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