Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

August 11, 2011

Rosie’s Review

One of the most popular pet friendly Mermaid Cottages in our candyland of vintage and historic homes is Memories At The Beach.

Recently, we heard from a very special guest that visited us and she sent us her photo to share with everyone.

Rosie is a  four year old labradoodle from Newnan, GA and she and her humans spent a few days at MemoriesThis one story cottage received a GREEN makeover courtesy of its wonderful owners.  The renovation was based on “reduce, reuse and recycle” concepts.

All of the rooms have ceiling fans to circulate the air inside and all the light bulbs are compact fluorescent lightbulbs.

Memories At The Beach features all “Energy Star” appliances including the high efficiency washing machine, dryer, refrigerator and custom bamboo blinds have been installed throughout the house.

The energy efficient water heater delivers hot water on demand, but the real show stopper is the fabulous outdoor shower that is solar heated!  Talk about Socially Responsible Vacations with an exotic twist!

One thing that did not change during the update was the original Mamie Eisenhower Pink bathroom which was the color of choice for many homes built in the 1950s.

The cottage’s facade is beautifully framed within a canopy of grapefruit, orange, fig and key lime trees.  It faces East on a beautiful quiet street which makes it a perfect location for watching the island birds that live here.

Rosie loved the cottage and all its thoughtful touches, but being a real nature gal she particularly enjoyed her fresh supply of all natural Beach Bum Biscuits and she really appreciated the complimentary guest pet tag that let everyone know she was an honorary Mermaid during her stay!

The Tennessee couple that owns this magnificent island getaway has filled it with love and inspiration and they hope that you’ll be sure to come often to create your own magnificent Memories At The Beach (Click here to take a walk through tour).


A Tybee Island State-of-Mind

Sometimes, it is difficult to get away. Life doesn’t always allow you to get away long enough to make it out to Tybee Island. But you know something? There’s nothing stopping you from enjoying a little Tybee Time right where you are!  That’s certainly what our friend Sandy did recently!

Tybee Time

Sandy and her friends Jan and Carol are all veteran travelers, being a Meeting Planner, Travel Agent, and Airlines Account Executive. They’ve been all over, but Tybee Island stole their hearts when the trio enjoyed a trip together this past May.

Sandy, Jan, and Carol are the best of friends and get together once a month for what they like to call SSD…that’s Soup, Salad, and Dessert. Well, SSD was at Jan’s home recently and boy, were Sandy and Carol surprised — Jan had brought a little bit of Tybee Island to Pittsburgh! Sandy shared a little about the party with us:

“To our surprise she had the dining room table spread with Tybee theme including Mary Kay Andrews new book!  The coffee table was filled with seashells under candles and a “beachy” feel with white and sea blue décor.  We took our shoes off and pretended we were back at Tybee Beach!”

Sandy, Jan, and Carol know they can enjoy Tybee Time anytime!

How much fun is that? It just proves what we have always believed — Tybee isn’t just a place, it’s a state-of-mind! Thanks for sharing Sandy! We sure hope your Tybee party tides you over until y’all get the chance to visit with us again!