Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mermaid Cottage Vacation, Tybee Island

I HAVE to tell you what an amazing vacation we just had!  First I have to thank Layla Palmer, from The Lettered Cottage, for pointing us to the most wonderful little cottages on earth!  I love you Layla! I’d also like to give a shout out to Diane and Denise from Mermaid Cottages, two of the nicest ladies you’ll ever have the pleasure to speak to…thanks gals for such a wonderful week!

Our family has been wanting to get away on a vacation for quite some time, but we haven’t been able to make it happen.  Thanks to some great friends and a long car trip, this year we got to go!  We left on August 11th and used some of my hubbies Hilton points to stay in Asheville, NC…which was the halfway point to Tybee Island.  We had our free continental breakfast the next day and his the road to this fabulous destination!…

Tybee Island

Don’t ya’ just love that sign?! 

We drove a little bit farther into Tybee and were greeted with our wonderful little cottage!  Here she is….

tybee island, GA

We stayed in the Jensen Cottage….she was built in 1920 for the Jensen's when they were married. The current owner is only the 2nd owner of this little gem, and she is precious!

Jensen Cottage

There were so many wonderful things to see before we even went in the door…….

The side yard, complete with a koi pond!

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Koi fountain…

koi pond

Beautiful Adirondack chair…so welcoming!

Tybee Island

and my, oh my…check out the HUGE screened in back porch! I spent a LOT of time out there!…………..

mermaid cottages

Here are some more shots of the back yard…

Be still my heart…hydrangeas!


There’s just something about old signs…..just look at that aged wood!…

vintage sign

Doesn’t this just say welcome home….

welcoming curb appeal

and this just made me giggle…..who wouldn’t love riding a purple bike to the ocean!! ……

purple bike

Here’s that wonderful screened in porch…see how huge it is! I lit those candles and laid on that sofa more times than I wanna confess!……Oh, and they had all kinds of magazines to choose from too!

screened in porch

This little sign on the porch summed it all up for me…..

mermaid cottages


I’ll show you the inside of the house on my next post, so stay tuned!  You have to see why, the minute we walked into the house, we knew we were supposed to stay there!  I’ll show you next time!



Alisha @ Flourish said...

My family & I love Tybee Island! It's so quaint. We always stay on the part of the island near the lighthouse. Did you eat at the Sundae Cafe? So delish!

Marilyn said...

It all looks so relaxing!♥♫

Victoria said...

That looks like a dream vacation getaway! What a darling little cottage, can't wait to see the inside:)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

We were at Tybee a few years ago...very nice place with lots of quirky beach houses in the area. I love Savannah! We stayed at a Bed and Breakfast that was above all the shops in downtown. It used to be a denim factory many years ago. Glad you had such a nice getaway! ~Hugs, Patti

Leave It To Davis said...

Looks like an inviting little get-away place! Happy for you that you got some time away to relax!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I want to go! Thanks for sharing, Missy!

Cyndia said...

Tybee Island is our favorite vacation spot! We rent a different Mermaid cottage every time we go, and take our dogs with us. I love & hate that others are discovering this marvelous place - love because I want to share one of my greatest loves & hate because I don't want it to get too touristy!
I recommend going the week between Christmas & New Years so you can watch fireworks off the pier on New Years Eve!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

My kids have been to Tybee Island and tell me it's a place that I would absolutely love. It's on my bucket list.
Your cottage is adorable and I can see why you love that screened in porch. I am SO wanting to have one in my home.

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