Our Favorite Tybee Island Porches

our favorite tybee island porches

Brooks Cottage

It’s Spring, so we can’t help but feature some of our favorite Tybee Island porches.  With weather this gorgeous, even our pods of Mermaids love to perch in just the right places to see and be seen.  Some are perfect for alone time for reading and for napping, while others provide just the right ambience and ocean breezes for al fresco dining.  Whether you like ’em way up high or down low on top of a stoop, Mermaid Cottages has all kinds of porches.  Come on down.  Pick one out.  Get really comfortable and hold out your hands for sweet tea, water melons and decadent desserts.  It’s porch sittin’ time and we’ll show y’all just where and how to do it!

Brooks Cottage

Sprawl out, belly up like an old cat drawing on the morning sun, jackknife across the hand made quilts after a few too many mint juleps, or gather up all your sweet dreams to savor amongst these twins beds out on the second floor sleeping porch at Brooks Cottage.

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

our favorite tybee island porches

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938

How ’bout a gracious, wrap-around porch that sits way up high?  This one sits along the Back River where you can throw up your hand to wave at the kayakers and the paddle boarders making their way to launch their sea-going adventures.  Locals and visitors alike love to stroll by as if on promenade for the rotogravure.  And, don’t think folks don’t look up to see who’s sitting out on your porch.   This is the South.  We don’t hide our crazy.  We sit ’em out on the porch with a tall, cold glass of sweet tea in their hand.  Be polite and wave back, now.

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

our favorite tybee island porches

Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894

Yes, President Dwight D. Eisenhower slept here for a time.  Lots of important stuff might have been talked about here, but you needn’t worry about anything except how you’re going to enjoy the view and how long you can get by on relaxing without anyone disturbing your chill.  It doesn’t take an executive order for everyone to just sit back and let any and all stresses float away.

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929

our favorite tybee island porches

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall circa 1929

Why stand around waiting for your turn to spit seeds.  A watermelon seed spitting contest is much more enjoyable from the front stoop of the porch here.  Just slice it up, take a seat, aim and let ’em fly.  It’s even more fun in your pajamas, too.

Now, these are just a few of our favorite Tybee Island porches.  We’ll show you more, but it’ll take some time to see them all.  Maybe y’all just need to come on down here and see them.  Up close and personal, you know.  We’d love to see which ones make your list.

 

 

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