Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Tybee’s New ( and only) Cookbook!

We are so proud of one of our own Seaside Sisters- Nancy Smith- who has just completed one of her life long dreams of putting together a cook book of her years of fun in the kitchen. “Cooking on Tybee Time” hits the book stores next week and will be available on Tybee exclusively at Sea Side Sisters Coastal Cottage Style Shop. Mark your calendars for her book signing at the shop on May 31st 1PM- 4PM, serving special treats from the cook book and ready to offer excellent advice on cooking, entertaining and how to live the good life. Nancy and her very special husband Bill love to entertain at their home ” Fish n Paradise” which is filled with orginal art ranging from Key West to Tybee. Did we mention that Nancy is an artist as well? Her speciality is whimiscal painted furniture, great painted windows ( full of bright fish and other beach themes” and just all sorts of things to make your smile! Her art can also be found at Seaside Sisters and she will custom paint anything you should need.

Congratulations Nancy!

PS- Don’t forget- for those of you on Tybee this upcoming weekend: The Cook Book Signing!Tybee’s Cookbook Author and a Seaside Sister, Nancy Lee Smith, proudly presents Cooking on Tybee Time

Nancy’s Cooking on Tybee Time is here!!!
Available Sunday, May 25, 2006
Seaside Sisters, 1207 Highway East
Sundance Plaza, Tybee Island

Nancy, Sallie, and Susan extend an invitation to YOU to attend a
book signing
Saturday, May 31,
1 – 4 PM

Refreshments from recipes in
Cooking on Tybee Time
Come join the fun!
Reserve your copy NOW or stop by Seaside Sisters

Pictures from this weekend

We are so lucky on Tybee to have Sherri Simmons who loves to take pictures of all the fun happenin’s on Tybee! Here are some links of pictures she took this past week of Beach Bum Weekend- the coronation of the Beach Bum Queen ( Miss Sylvia who is 99 years old), the parade and the Saturday Luau. Thank you Sherri! Enjoy!
Beach Bum Parade
Beach Bum parties at Doc’s Bar Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Beach Bum Coronation Party at Fannie’s
Tybee Beach Bum Luau

National Leave Your Car at Home Day!


Today is “National Leave Your Car at Home Day” and as usual little ole Tybee is ahead of the rest of the world! We always encourage our visitors and guests to park their car and ride bikes for everything you want to do while on Tybee. Bike riding- and remeber we’re talking those good old fashioned big seat beach bikes- is the absolute best way to not only be “green” and save on those crazy gas prices, but also get exercise and see Tybee at her best. Some of our recent guests sent us pictures of their bike riding AND taking that afternoon nap on the porch after a long morning of bike riding! And don’t forget if you want to rent bikes, call or email our favorite bike man Tim O’Neill for everything you need. He delivers right to your front door!

Sea Turtle Season is Here!

We love our sea turtles! SeaTurtle Nest season has begun on Tybee ( and the entire Georgia Coast) and we’re looking foward to a record year. Several types of sea turtles nest on Tybee, Loggerhead Turtles have already arrived on other Georgia Sea islands and we’re looking foward to our first nests here soon!
Several of our team joining in the 2008 Tybee Turtle Trot to help raise money for the sea turtle project. This is our picture before we walked three miles on the beach to raise money. Mermaid Cottages also sponosored a Life Size Turtle which sits in front of the Tybee Marine Science Center and this is what we’re sitting in front of.
For more details on what you can do to encourage more nests on Tybee, or to sponsor a egg or nest, go to and then go to Sea Turtle Project.
We’ll keep everyone updated when we have our first nest!