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

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!

Bird watching from Doodlebug Cottage!

cardinal at bird feeder

Doodlebug Cottage sits right across the street from Horsepen Creek Marsh and Tidal Creek. The bird watching is incredible ranging from herons to song birds. Another great experience is you can hear the oysters clacking during low tide and sometimes hear and see the dolphins when they come back to feed in the marsh. The screened front porch stretches across the entire front of the home with lots of comfortable seating. Sunsets are the daily show- and it’s free!

A special thank you to Dick and Jane who were our “snowbird” winter guests at Doodlebug and took these pictures for us. They’ll be returning again next winter and we’ll look forward to more pictures from Dick!
And here’s a reply from another Doodlebug Cottage regular and bird watcher as well as a Tybee Local AND real estate professional in case you’re ever looking for your own piece of paradise!
“Great photos. I hope they had a visit from the osprey while they were there. It begins when all the little birds start making tons on noise to the point you know something is happening outside. As you go on the porch to inspect the clatter you can see the little song birds dive bombing the osprey as he (maybe she) lights from the top of one pine tree to another looking for food in the creek. The biggest thrill is when you watch long enough to see the dive from the tree top to the water, then out with a big fish and a trip back home to Horse Pen Creek tree tops for dinner or maybe to feed the nest. I think Osprey’s love 12th street. Many times we have been sitting on the beach to see one dive into the ocean and come out of the water with a fish and fly right down 12th street with its dinner dangling from it’s clutch. Ain’t TYBEE grand. ”
Cindy Meyer, CRSSeabolt Brokers/Harry Norman Realtors912 313