Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

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Cottage Life Cottage Style

Most Tybee Cottages are made from Heart of Pine, a dense wood that termites do not like, so they make for good buildings.  With shallow-hipped roofs, the buildings are up off the ground to encourage air  flow beneath and protect against floods.  They always have these fantastic porches, some of which go all around the house.

Some of the cottages rise above the ground as if they’re touching the sky.  Others are more humble and quiet and tell you that while heaven is pretty…living down here is, too.

Those wondrous porches that fan out around the cottages are made for sitting and reading and watching the world go by.  They’re for spending time with old friends and taking naps.  But most of all they’re for those times when you want to dream about anything your heart desires.

Yes, for every moment one stands on Tybee ground there will be glory all the way to the sea.

Mermaid Tales: Back River Bungalow

Everything about Tybee is quirky and our cottages are no exception! Our Back River Bungalow cottage is in the Back River District of the island, close to great food at AJ’s Dockside as well as the Back River Fishing Pier. The cottage owners love the water, and it shows!

Come relax at the Back River Bungalow!

This is one of the bedroom doors in the cottage! Isn’t this fun? And the bedroom is cheerful and colorful too…what a creative way to keep the quirk of our little island alive and well!

Right this way to your underwater Escape!
Underwater Escape bedroom, one of four in the cottage!

Getting Ready for the Paula Queen Party…

 

 

 

We’re getting ready to host the SITE Savannah Conference Party @ Dutton Waller tonight! The Theme is “paula queen” and should be great fun! Look at how beautiful Dutton Waller turned out! More pictures to come…..
Here’s the invite we sent out our guests…
It’s a PAULA QUEEN PARTY, Y’ALL!!!
When: Saturday, December 5, 2009
7 PM — 9 PM
Where: Dutton Waller Cottage c 1938
www.duttonwallercottage.com
1416 Chatham Avenue
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
We look forward to welcoming our SITE friends to Tybee Island to kick off the conference in true Tybee style.Diane Kaufman and friends will be cookin’ all week homemade delicacies that are straight from Paula’s cookbooks. And since Paula “Queen” is a personal friend, you never know who might just show up! 

RSVP to: diane@mermaidcottages.com or 912.313.0784 …. By Dec 1st.
THANKS Y’ALL !
www.mermaidcottages.com

My Great Blue Heron Encounter @ Fiddler on the Creek

 


WOW! While going about doing my business yesterday of checking our various cottages before our guests arrived, I went out to the covered dock house at Fiddler on the Creek. The sheer beauty of this little cottage and dock house always stops me in my tracks, no matter how busy the day is. The tide was low, the Fiddler Crabs were out in full force ( hence the name!) , the oysters were clacking ( if you’ve never been quiet enough to hear the clacking of oyster shells at low tide, the sound is a popping sound. You can hear this sound at Tybee Tides, Marsh Mermaid, Doodlebug Cottage and of course Fiddler on the Creek) . I heard a rustle in the marsh grass and then a juvenile great blue heron took off! She was magnificent and made her croaking bird sound as she flew away, obviously upset that that I was enjoying the marsh while she was eating!
The picture above is what I saw and the porch shots are the pictures taken by world class photographer, Richard Leo Johnson during his summer visit of the screened porch and dock house at Fiddler.
Such a gift I was given with seeing this bird yesterday!

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