Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: July 2015

Which One Is Your Tybee?

which one is your tybeeThough only about three miles long, our little barrier island comes with lots of living.  From north beach to mid island, to the south end and the Back River, which one is your Tybee?  There’s the quiet of the north end among the historic homes along Officers Row, Fort Screven and the Lighthouse.  There are the cute little color boxes of cottages lined up in a row throughout the middle of the island.  Stress and worries seem to drop off as you round the south end after a day of shopping, pier watching and dining throughout downtown Tybee.  Kayaks line up like rainbows as Eco Tour boat captains load up their passengers and paddle boarders strike Yoga poses from the Back River launches.  It’s a wonderful place, but sometimes we just have our favorites, don’t we?

The Shrimp circa 1962: Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 5 Pets: None

which one is your tybee

This hypoallergenic cottage is a ground level retreat with a gorgeous screened porch.  Here, you’re just three blocks to the beach.  Guests love to stroll through Memorial Park, which includes Tybee’s favorite children’s playground.

Sandy Toes Cottage Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 8 Pets: Dogs

which one is your tybee

This adorable single story cottage is just filled with vintage charm! It’s pet-friendly with a fenced-in yard and an outdoor shower, to boot!  You’ll love being only four blocks to the beach!

Paula Deen’s Savannah Beach House Y’all Come Inn Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None

which one if your tybee

Paula’s personal beach retreat is available for your Girls Getaways, Bro Time Fishing Trips, Family Reunions and Grand Adventures with your grands!  A stay here includes a special selection of Paula Deen goodies for you to try, a personalized cookbook from Paula and VIP reservations for dining at The Lady & Sons restaurant.

Heron Hideaway Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None

which one is your tybee

How does amazing marsh views and being just five short blocks from the beach sound?  Here, the third floor screened porch offers incredible views of the marsh.  This is a perfect location for bird watching and dolphin frolicks after feedings.  Guests love that there’s plenty of space to spread out, making it very delightful for families!

which one is your tybee

We’ve still more great cottages sprinkled from north to south and to all points in between.  Which one is your Tybee?  Maybe you just need to try them all and then decide!

Cottage Charm and Coastal Calm

cottage charm and coastal calmGive your home a little cottage charm and coastal calm, even when you don’t live near the sea.  You take home momentos of your beach getaways and the memories linger long after, so give your home a beachy makeover.  You know.  Just a little something to tide you over until you can get your toes in the sand, again.  A knick knack, here.  A tchotchke, there.  A wash of pastel color for your walls, a door or a window.  Textures you can touch when you need that little mental break.  Whether vintage or brand spanking new, it’s up to you to celebrate what you like and to treasure  your time at the beach.

cottage charm and coastal calm

Create an outdoor sanctuary where you can wile away at a leisurely place.  Maybe a swing with coastal inspired pillows like this one at Bluebird Cottage & Nest circa 1900.

We Hope To See Y’all For Labor Day!

we hope to see y'all for labor dayWe hope to see y’all for Labor Day!  There’s plenty of Summer left to enjoy and the holiday weekend gives us one more day for  a Tybee Time weekend.  Tybee’s Labor Day Beach Bash is the best way to celebrate another wonderful Summer.  There’ll be plenty of salt air, sand and sea as live music fills the air from the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. There’s be live entertainment starting at 7 p.m. with another fantastic fireworks display from the pier around dark thirty (around 9:15 p.m.).

Labor Day weekend is always a sell out, so grab one of our available cottages before they’re all gone:

Tybee Daze Cottage circa 1958 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 7 Pets: None

we hope to see y'all for labor day

This 1950’s vintage cottage is located on a quiet street that’s only 5 blocks to the beach. It’s full of original art by the owner and it’s located close to the Back River Beach, the fishing pier and the Alley 3 Kayak area.

Sanford’s Place c 1930 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 4 Pets: Cats, Dogs

we hope to see y'all for labor day

This little charmer was recently redecorated!  It’s an original Tybee cottage from the 1930’s that’s also pet friendly.  Guests love that i’s two blocks to downtown Tybee for lots of shopping, restaurants and the fishing pier.  This ground level cottage is ideal for a small family, honeymooners and couples.

Plum Happy Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 4 Pets: None

we hope to see y'all for labor day

You’ll just adore this cute and colorful cottage!  It’s located on Tybee’s quiet north end and it’s just like living in a doll house!

Flips Flop House Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: 10 Pets: None

we hope to see y'all for labor day

Guests love this full restored, ground level cottage!  Favorite features include a bike rack and two awesome porches to enjoy.  It’s located in the quiet, Back River district of the island.

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 8 Pets: None

we hope to see y'all for labor day

This historic Tybee raised cottage was built by Mrs. Waller as her family’s summer home! It’s been beautifully restored and its located in the Back River District.  Guests love the very easy walk to AJ’s Dockside Restaurant, the Alley Three Kayak Launch and the Back River Fishing Pier.

we hope to see y'all for labor day

These are just a few of the beautiful cottages we have available and they won’t last long.  Book conveniently online or call our Mermaid-on-Duty.  We hope to see y’all for Labor Day because we’re not done with Summer fun!

 

Save The Planet Party

save the planet partyTybee Island is having a Save the Planet Party, so start planning your next great beach getaway where you can be environmentally responsible, too!  We’re going to raise money to help provide paper and reusable bags to Tybee businesses who want to do the right thing without having to incur the upfront costs.  You, too, can help us get started by saying no to plastic bags.

save the planet party

So, plan on being here with us on Saturday, August 8th when we gather down at Huc-A-Poos Bites and Booze from 3-9 p.m.  There’ll be Live Music, a dunking booth, crafts, a corn hole tournament, face painting and lots of the Poo’s famous pizza!  This is a great opportunity for you to be a Voluntourist and to …

Happy Color Boxes By The Sea

spring fun with tybee islandWhat makes us happy?  For Mermaids, it’s our happy color boxes by the sea.  We love these color tips from House Beautiful and we can vouch for the magic they create!  It’s been loads of fun to see just how colors make our lives better!  We put our cottages to the color test.  How well do you think we did?

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