Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Day: June 30, 2008

The newest memeber of the Mermaid Family

Sue and Gary Bentley with our Mermaid Cottages family ( Gary is our accounting office and Sue is our “can do everything” gal) have adopted a beautiful new dog! Ace comes from Marantha Farms which is an amazing adoption/ animal rescue group dedicated to helping injured, abused and abandoned animals find their forever homes. Isn’t that a great expression! Your forever home! Sue and Gary recently lost their two dogs, Misty and Charlie – both who had lived long happy dog lives . Ace is- in Gary’s words- the perfect dog! Loving, knows his name, happy to sit by Gary all day long while he’s working and just “happy to be here”. He knows how lucky he is to be rescued!

Visit http://www.maranthafarm.org/ for more details on this non profit organization and when you can- use http://www.goodsearch.com/ which is a new search engine and on line shopping mall that donates 50% of its revenues to whatever charites you designate every time you search ( so we hope you’ll designate marantha farm) .

And next time you call Gary’s office for anything – be sure you ask him to tell Ace hello!

Bobaritaville and hamburgers truly in paradise



Dinner tonight was so incredibly simple, yet truly a perfect experience. Dinner was on the dock of Bobaritaville, the Tybee home of two very special people, Bobby and Suzanne . A couple of years ago they renovated a 1970’s home and turned it into a cozy, comfy, beach house full of art and whimsy from their beach travels all over the world. But the crown jewel to their home which already has a full deck view of the marsh and Horsepen Creek, was the dock they completed last year. The dock goes out for what seems like miles to access Horsepen Creek. At the end of the dock is the tin roof covered pavilion to kayak, boat or BBQ. Tonight was the spur of the moment cookout consisting of hamburgers and chips. Simple, easy and perfect. Wonderful people, Jane and Joe, Maureen and Tony, Bobby and Suzanne and they graciously included me as they so often do. The afternoon rains that covered the island had moved on and the winds were blowing strong from the south which meant all the bugs and humidity were gone. The egrets were out fishing, the tide was high and the sky and clouds a show unto it’s self. See the gorgeous pictures above! Thank you Bobby and Suzanne for always being the perfect host and hostess!