Disclosure ~ Mermaid Cottages graciously provided this cottage for my stay on Tybee Island. All opinions and photographs are my own.
Let’s visit Sea Stars cottage on Tybee Island, Georgia. A wonderful dose of vintage cottage charm and coastal calm, courtesy of Mermaid Cottages. 🙂 Y’all know how much I love a porch with rockers. When I saw this wrap-around porch with EIGHT rockers, oh be still my heart! I enjoyed a seat here at different times during my stay ~ morning, noon and night.
Sea Stars cottage is a short stroll to the end of the street and the beach ~ and only 2 blocks south of the historic Tybee pier. The photo collage shows the exterior front (with that porch!) and the beach access at the end of the road. The weather was beautiful the week of my stay earlier this month!
Like many homes that are close to the water, this circa 1932 cottage has an elevated main level. The full lower level has enclosed parking, plenty of storage, a laundry room, full bath and enclosed beach showers.
The living room is entered directly from the porch, with windows all around for plenty of light. The main rooms in the cottage have vintage heart of pine on the floor, walls and ceilings. Comfortable cottage furnishings get you tuned right into the coastal vibe. If you need to tune into to the outside world, flat screen TVs and wifi have you covered.
The renovated black and white kitchen is wonderful with the morning sun ~ and there’s a deck that opens off the kitchen to catch some morning rays with your coffee.
Mermaid Cottages welcomes guests with Mermaid Morning Bliss Coffee, and the necessary add-ins. It’s so nice to wake up that first morning to bright seaside sunshine and fresh coffee, wearing your pjs and flip-flops!
I like to bring some fruit and flowers along with a few personal must-haves to help settle in ~ but this kitchen has everything you need to cook for one or a whole crew.
The front porch had some stiff competition once I laid eyes on the sun porch on the back side of the cottage! I had some serious coffee time here my first morning. 🙂
There are 2 seating areas at either end of the porch, and the 2 back bedrooms open onto the porch from each end. These are comfortable, sunny spots to start the day.
Here’s one of the three charming bedrooms ~ and one of the bedrooms that open onto the sun porch. This is a spacious cottage!
Here’s another bedroom, and the one I claimed for my visit. I loved these blue and green bedside tables. This bedroom has a door that opens onto the side of the wrap-around porch. I went from bed to sun porch to side porch to front porch with regularity!
I especially liked the bedding and other fabrics from the sun porch and bedrooms. This photo collage shows some of the pretty fabrics, pillows and nice details.
The main floor bathroom is large and well-lit, with plenty of hot water ~ really all you need at the beach!
The lower level is connected by this stair off the main hall. Lots of coastal homes have elevated main levels to protect against storm surge and flooding. With stairs up from the garage level, and from the yard to the porch and back deck, access and mobility are considerations in this cottage.
The arrangement works well to keep beach things downstairs, and the lower level bath, laundry and enclosed beach showers help minimize sand on the main level. It worked well for me, as I enjoyed doing projects during the week and loved having the downstairs space to stage my stuff and lay out what I needed.
I enjoyed the original art and other colorful details in the cottage. The cottage owners and I seem to have similar color palette preferences. There are more cottage details and photos on the Mermaid Cottages page.
My Tybee time series continues ~ beaches and the historic pier, the iconic Tybee Lighthouse, local shopping and restaurants, and a fun Savannah afternoon. You’ll also see more of the Tybee coastal vibe in a great holiday series I’m doing with some of my blogging friends the first week in December. I hope you join me along the way!