If is making you want to jet off to your very own , you're not alone: The real-life Georgia setting is both a popular spot for vacations and film crews.
While The Beach House is set in , most of the movie was actually filmed just further south on , a scenic, coastal area slightly west of Savannah and south of Hilton Head Island.
The quaint little island, which is home to just 3,000 residents, was the perfect place for to come to life, thanks to its beautiful beaches and marshes and population of loggerhead turtles, which are a key part of the story.
“A lot of [the story] was set outside Charleston on the Isle of Palms, so it was really important for us to find a location like this beach house that we could use [in order] to be close to the water and really showcase the need for attention on the loggerhead turtles," assistant producer Tammie Ross told the . "We shot a little bit in the squares [in Charleston], but really [the shoot] has been mostly here [on Tybee Island].”
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While the island's sandy beaches and beautiful oak-lined streets lay the perfect backdrop for most of the movie, the crew also shot some scenes in the city of Savannah and Isle of Hope marina nearby. By the end of filming, stars Andie Macdowell, Minka Kelly, and Chad Michael Murray had all fallen in love with the destination. "It is beautiful," Andie wrote on Instagram.
The area is so stunning it's also served as the setting for dozens of other movies including (2010), (1994), (2017), (2017), and another recent Hallmark movie, Love at the Shore (2017).
While you're there, you can rent your very own and make your way around the . And if you happen to be in the area this weekend, you can celebrate the release of the new movie with residents at a local .