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Eisenhower’s Retreat Circa 1894 In Tybee Island

Eisenhower's RetreatNew cottages are joining our collection and the Mermaids are excited to share them with you.  Today, we ‘d like to introduce Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 in Tybee Island.

This nostalgic Tybee beach house has been carefully restored with the goal of satisfying a need for stability and permanence. Located only a few steps from the serenity of the Atlantic Ocean, the timeless elegance, simplicity and warmth of our home will create lifelong memories for your family for many years.

Eisenhower's Retreat

Built in 1896 for James Montgomery Dixon, Eisenhower’s Retreat circa 1894 is listed on the list of National Historic Houses by the Department of the Interior (Property ID 11186). The home is part of a row of summer cottages that make up the Historic Tybee Strand District which developed as a result of the construction of the Savannah-Tybee Railroad in 1887 and the construction of Hotel Tybee on the south end of the island in 1891. Dixon Station, a flag stop of the Central of Georgia Railroad, was located on the corner of Butler Avenue and 13th Street, was Continue reading

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Ebbtide-ings Of Great Joy

Mary Kay Andrews and Mr. MKA have been busy making beautiful upgrades to their cottage collection.  We’re so thrilled with all the new goodies we call them Ebbtide-ings of great joy!

 

This historic beach house features original board and batten wood paneling, wood ceilings, hardwood floors and all the seaside ambiance you can imagine! Lovingly preserved and restored, this kind of historic, original construction adds a special, memory-making touch that is one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced.  It is a place you will remember fondly long after you have checked out and returned to “the real world” and one that you will dream about returning to again and again! Continue reading

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Cottage details: adirondack chairs!

Love these chairs anywhere around our cottages. Porches ,decks, docks, patios. They are such an easy way to enjoy the outside.

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Christmas is around the corner!!!

Can you believe that Christmas is 6 weeks away! We love to decorate our cottages for the holidays and we promise you’ll feel the holiday cheer when you are here. This is tybee tides and she is all decorated and ready to welcome our guests!

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Cottage charm: local artists

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We love to feature local artists in our homes. Two of our favorites BellamyBellamy Murphy Murphy. And Jill Ferree. Jill can be found on Facebook under Jill Ferree artist. Bellamy under her website. These are some examples of their art

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Cottage charm: fall hydrangeas

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I love these flowers. I think they are the perfect cottage flower. I especially love them in the fall when they are just turning colors. So beautiful

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Cottage charm. Fall flowers

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I love a great cottage garden!!! These are some beautiful fall gardens here in historic Lewes Delaware. Small town charm abounds everywhere you look!

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Cottage details- a fabulous shower curtain!

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Look at this great shower curtain! All linen with a sea coral design. Perfect for this cottage with original dark pine walls. Great contrast!

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Cottage detail of the day

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Vintage suitcases painted lily Pulitzer colors!!!

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Coral coral coral

I love coral. I love how even a small piece makes any room special. Theses are three examples of coral I recently saw in a beautiful hotel lobby in palm beach Florida. Just beautiful!!

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