Tybee Island – Screened Inn Tour

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Who’s still digging out from yet another snow storm? Who’s had enough of snow days? Yup, me too! I’d love to whisk you away with me to a little island off the coast of Georgia. It’s a destination that is brimming with charm and history. Today I have an all access tour to Screened Inn for you. This little cottage was previously a mess hall for the military stationed at Fort Screven back in the 1920′s.

The trees on the property drip with spanish moss and beacon you to slow down and take a big sea air breath.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

The cottage is a stone’s throw from the Tybee Island lighthouse and the beach.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Step up onto the screened porch and kick off your shoes.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

The door opens and you are transformed back in time with all the antiques that decorate the cottage.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

All the Mermaid Cottages are stocked with a special blend of Mermaid coffee. (Hooray for not having to bring your own coffee!)

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

I think the kitchen is the most adorable spot in the cottage? I spent more time in here than any other room (excluding sleeping.) Kim and Holly, my roomies for the weekend, sat at the table with me enjoying coffee and chatting. The fabulous Kevin and Layla Palmer decorated this cottage a few years ago. You can see more about the process on TheLetteredCottage.net.

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The kitchen is filled with colorful antiques.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Off the kitchen is a small bedroom with a Sand & Sea theme.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

The second bedroom in the cottage is the Lemonade Mermaid room.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

I love that hutch on the back wall. Anything chippy and cracked woos me every time!

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Beyond the Lemonade Mermaid room is the nautical decorated living room. I love the little coffee table that doubles as a spot for the kids to draw and color.

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I saved the best room for last… Welcome to Lettered Love.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

This room is beautifully decorated with aqua and blue.

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl

But, the room gets its name from the one wall that is covered with a beautiful quote by Sandy Gingras from “How to Live on an Island”. You can read more about this room’s makeover and about how Leen the Graphics Queen and her husband James installed the quote on the wall.

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I had to leave you with a little light candy. This little crystal chandelier is hidden in the storage area off the kitchen. I just happened to look up and see it before we left.

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I hope you enjoyed that little getaway to Tybee Island, GA. I definitely enjoyed the getaway last week courtesy of the Mermaid Cottages.

View my other Tybee Island house tours of Breeze Inn:

Breeze Inn Cottage - Tybee Island | Pretty Handy Girl

and White Caps:

Whitecaps Tybee Island Home Tour | pretty handy girl

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Disclosure: My accommodations were provided by the Mermaid Cottages. I was not told what to write or even if I needed to write about my trip. But, I knew you’d enjoy the tours of the cottages.

 

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Comments

  1. Sarah Allen says:

    What a beautiful cottage! I bet that was a nice getaway. Can’t wait to hear more about the giveaway ;-).

  2. Beautiful pictures Brittany! Had such an amazing time with you, it ended too quickly! Love to you!

    Heather

  3. Great pictures Brittany! Love that little blue night table, so pretty!

  4. So so pretty & Wow do I ever love that wall of quotes! These colors are in my home but in a different scheme & way. Beautiful post!

  5. Wow – what a gorgeous place to stay in Tybee!

  6. Your photos are beautiful. I feel lucky I was able to visit you there.

  7. I haven’t thought much about vacationing in Georgia until now! The photos are priceless. I’m a decorator and I’d love to have Mary Kay do my home!

  8. I. Love. These. Cottages! The name alone, Mermaid Cottages, invokes a calmness in me I find only by the ocean. Not sure I could pick a fav. They are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and introducing us to these wonderful cottages.

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