Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

December 2014

Happy Holidays In Tybee

the shrimp cottageHappy Holidays in Tybee begin with a stay at The Shrimp circa 1962.  Ever since this cute and cozy cottage was featured in the January 2009 Coastal Living it has been booked for all seasons.

This island charmer sits directly across the street from Memorial Park where wonderful family fun activites begin.  The park includes a large children’s playground, tennis courts, outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.  The beach is a short three block walk through the park.

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Guests love the convenience of this ground level cottage and the easy living with the fun screened in …

Mary Kay Andrews By Candlelight

mary kay andrews by candlelightHow ’bout a Tybee Christmas with Mary Kay Andrews by candlelight?  Our favorite author’s Breeze Inn Cottage circa 1942 is available December 19-25 and it’s all gussied up for the holidays.  MKA herself has hung the tinsel and set the colored lights to shining and she’s even having a wonderful holiday giveaway with some of her other writer friends to help make your spirits bright!

A Few of Our Favorite Things” Giveaway

This Christmas, how would you like to receive eight books in the mail from eight of your favorite bestselling authors? What if each author also sent you a personal gift specially chosen just for you? Well, all eight of them have gotten together to offer their beloved readers the chance at winning (more than) a few of their favorite things. Enter to win by noon EST on Friday, December 19, 2014.  The group of authors will choose one winner at random who will receive a series of eight different packages in the mail—one package personally sent from each author containing their book plus their special gift to you. Fill out the simple entry form and submit by the deadline. One entry per person. Open exclusively to residents of the US. Good luck!
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This Christmas, you could be getting one of Mary Kay Andrews’ lucky red currant aromatherapy candles in the mail along with a copy of Christmas Bliss.  “Christmas is coming, but Savannah antique dealer Weezie Foley is doubly distracted—both by her upcoming wedding to her longtime love, chef Daniel Stipanek and also by the fact that her best friend and maid-of-honor BeBe Loudermilk is due to give birth any day—and is still adamantly refusing to marry her live-in-love Harry. Readers have come to love these characters in Mary Kay Andrews’ three previous Savannah novels:  Savannah Blues, Savannah Breeze, and Blue Christmas.”
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Now, we say you should go ahead and pile in the car, forward your mail to Tybee and just wait for the packages to start piling up at Breeze Inn.  MKA’s circa 1943 cottage is an easy two block walk to the 9th Street beach walk-over and an easy stroll to the grocery store and restaurants. Totally restored and remodeled in 2009, the Breeze Inn has three bedrooms and three baths, a cook’s kitchen and a comfy living space with flat-screen TV.  The shelves are full of the author’s books and other wonderful “beachy” reads and there’s a private screened back porch where you can sit and read or relax and listen to the sounds of Tybee in winter. The cottage is decorated from top to bottom by MKA herself with family-friendly vintage and antique treasures collected from estate sales and flea markets around the country.  You’ll also have another autographed MKA novel waiting for you along with a welcome note.
 mary kay andrews by candlelight
Come on down and enjoy this Mary Kay Andrews By Candlelight Getaway.  It’s Christmas on Tybee we’d love for you to be here!

Shopping Tybee’s Winter Wonderland

shopping tybeeIt’s Christmas on the coast and Mermaid Cottages has great tips for shopping Tybee’s winter wonderland.  From quirky to fun and everything under the sun, you can get it here.  From the time you cross the bridge, you’ll spot shops and stores and boutiques and galleries and signs pointing you to all of our treasures.  Just make sure you bring your biggest hauler and we can also connect you with lots of ways to ship your cache back home!

Make sure you’re fueled up and ready to shop from north to south.  Don’t forget to purchase your Sunrise Restaurant Gift Cards for Christmas. They make the perfect stocking stuffers for the Breakfast-lover in your family.

shopping Tybee

The buffet is wonderful and we can tell you they have the most incredible corned beef hash.  You just simply have to try it! …

Tybee Island’s Best Stocking Stuffers

tybee island's best stocking stuffersWe believe everyone has been really good this year, so be sure to celebrate with Tybee Island’s best stocking stuffers!  Some things on our list are too huge to wrap and that’s why gift certificates fit just right.  Take a look at what’s hot for Christmas and then come on down, enjoy a winter getaway and shop, shop, shop.

Back In The Day Bakery Made With Love

“Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with love. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? In this follow-up to their smash-hit first book, the Days share ways to lovingly craft not only desserts, but also breakfast pastries, breads, pizza, and condiments.

tybee island's best stocking stuffers

The book features more than 100 new recipes, including some of the bakery’s most requested treats, such as Star Brownies and the Cakette Party Cake, as well as savories like Chive Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers and Rosemary Focaccia. Cheryl and Griff share their baking techniques and also show readers how to put together whimsical decorations, like a …

Pile Your Christmas Presents Under The Fruit Trees

pile your christmas presents under the fruit treesPile your Christmas presents under the fruit trees and make your holiday season the most memorable ever. Memories at the Beach circa 1950 is a fully renovated cottage that faces East and is hidden behind a canopy of grapefruit , orange, fig and lime trees.

This mid-century, all-electric home has been restored using the “reduce, reuse and recyle” concepts. The owners were as green as possible, as evidenced by the Energy Star high efficiency washer, dryer, refrigerator and the bamboo blinds.

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All the rooms have ceiling fans to circulate the air inside and all light bulbs are CFL. …