About Lighthouse Inn

TYBEE ISLAND GA — Watch for new decor and new photos early in 2018. This charming Tybee Island bed and breakfast has a facelift underway! 

Quietness is nice at this happily gentle beach cottage, offering super helpful Tybee Island tips to the historic inn’s beach-bound guests.

As sophisticated as it is understated, Lighthouse Inn’s historic Tybee Island cottage (ca. 1910) is where innkeepers and world adventurers Tony and Liza Banguilan help guests to live life as simply as year-around Tybee islanders live life large. They encourage the Tybee inn’s guests to sense the sportive, happy beach cottage atmosphere provided by the bed and breakfast’s delightful people.

Savannah Beach aka Tybee Island Bed and Breakfast Vacation

Historic Lighthouse Inn (ca. 1910), Tybee Island, Georgia

Warm and wonderful, the 3-bedroom historic bed and breakfast is dashed with quiet possibilities.  The decor and ambiance of the beach cottage reflect the sunny-disposition innkeepers and their passion for the arts, southern heritage, social engagement, and Tybee’s historic preservation.  Original art decorates the inn.

Nestled amid the nostalgic beach cottages in the quiet of Fort Screven Historic District and the North Beach neighborhood, Lighthouse Inn’s  charming three-bedroom beach house is an endearing slice of Tybee Island history.  Here guests experience a simpler, rich life in refreshing ways.  Modern updates include three private baths, Wi-Fi, cable TV, and foodie’s kitchen.

Lighthouse Inn is one of the beloved historic cottages in the Fort Screven National Historic District. The historic B&B exudes the best of forever-young Tybee Island‘s relaxation, exuberance, feelgood history, and sea coast living.

Best Beach Vacation Spot for Foodies. Photo (c) Lighthouse Inn bed and breakfast Tybee GA/Shannon Christopher

A Foodie’s B&B Kitchen

Embodying the wistful,  hideaway beach vacation spot, Lighthouse Inn is one of the nostalgic “Officers Row” beach cottages, built for U.S. military officer’s housing, an important part of the soldier’s necessities in order to protect Savannah along the Atlantic Ocean’s Georgia Coast.

The historic cottages, modest at the time, are chic and endearing today. The unhurried sway will convince you to tarry a while longer, perhaps for a “nice visit”, rocking on the porch. Homemade biscuits are a signature item from the wine connoisseurs’  kitchen. Conversation at the dining table is free-flowing and welcoming.  In easy-going style, guests discover the joyful exuberance and sense of exploration on Tybee Island.

Tybee Island Beach Holidays for a Tybee vacation. Photo (c) 2011 Lighthouse Inn B&B / Shannon Christopher

Tybee Island Beach Holidays

Mostly, however, the neighborly porch is the convening spot where guests prefer to “sit a spell” or more accurately, to “sit and rock for a spell”.   Sip a glass of sweet tea or a savor a glass of wine.  Typically, there is a nice ocean breeze and songbirds will keep you gentle company!

There is only one request when sitting on the porch, watching the world go by:  wave hello when neighbors or tourists pass by.  It’s a part of southern hospitality — a small, courteous gesture.


Built in 1910 for officer housing in the historic Fort Screven complex, this Tybee beach cottage was initially home to the fort’s bandmaster.  Appropriately then, a baby grand piano awaits in our inn’s art-filled front parlor for guest enjoyment.

In 1937, one bedroom upstairs, and one bedroom downstairs were added. Regretting his reassignment, one Fort Screven soldier wrote longingly of the “beautiful spot on the Atlantic….”

In 1947, the cottage became available for private use.

Island Getaways guest room Tybee GA. Photo (c) 2011 Lighthouse Inn Tybee Island vacation / Shannon Christopher

Tybee Bed and Breakfast Guest Room

In 2000, after renovations by Stuart Liles and Susie Morris, the beach cottage commenced services as a Tybee Island bed and breakfast Inn — Lighthouse Inn.

Featured in the News:

DRIVING; Back-Road Haunts, Along Georgia’s Coast By CHRIS DIXON, New York Times (November 14, 2003)

For more information:

Lighthouse Inn, a Tybee Island beach house inn
Historic Tybee Beach Bed and Breakfast Cottage, Celebrating 100 Years!
16 Meddin Drive | Tybee Island | Georgia | USA 31328
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