Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I love the Seabiscuit Cottage on Tybee Island!



Tybee Island is a very small, pedestrian friendly island. (We decided to rent bikes for our stay and travel around that way!)  It is not a tourist-y beach like many of the other Florida ones we've stayed at.  
It is primarily made of of residences (cottages and beach houses) with a small percentage of commercial property.




I would have to say that one of our favorite things about our whole vacation was our cute, little cottage--The Seabiscuit!!!

I LOVE the colors of the cottage. Pink with a green screened in porch and a yellow door.

The white picket fence completes the storybook appeal.


My husband found this adorable cottage that boasted coziness, perfect for a romantic couple's get-away!
Although is less than 500 sq. ft. in size, it's big on charm.


 Jane Coslick is a renown designer who has taken older places on Tybee Island and completely renovated them from the inside out.  She is known for her shabby chic decor that is simply perfect for a place close to the beach.  Her work is exquisite. 

Jane did a major overhaul on the Seabisuit a few years ago.




So excited, I'm about to enter our cottage--our home away from home--for the very first time!


This porch was my favorite room!

Love the hanging lanterns.  They would provide a glow to come home to after dinner.

We enjoyed these adirondack chairs every morning with coffee!  


This floor is made of old Savannah brick that had been salvaged.

Every front porch needs a rocking chair, I mean, we were in the deep South!






Ta-Da!  
Our livingroom-kitchen "great room".

Well, this pic is mainly of our sweet kitchen. :)


The whole place was light and bright.








The tall beadboard ceilings were painted a pale celery green.  What a great way to bring them down a bit onto the soft, white walls.


The kitchen: A place for everything, and everything in it's place!


(Loved the vintage tea kettle.) 
We used this to make sweet tea.




I love all the details, even the plates were so pretty!

The green ones have dragonflies on them.  Those were the ones we usually used for breakfast.


Pretty mugs, teacups and creamers displayed.




We bought these flowers at the local grocery (that we biked to).
They really add a sense of welcome, don't they?


Books to read in this cute bookshelf.

Mr. Cozy really liked the dock for his iPhone... 
We love music!



There was local artwork everywhere!


The window that looks into the bedroom.


Here was a small painting of the Seabicuit cottage.  I wish I had one of these.




The pale lilac bathroom suited the two of us perfectly.




Our bright and cozy bedroom. 
Love the headboard and pretty quilt.
So inviting and comfortable.

Yes, I did say this cottage was perfect for two--and only two! 


There is something about white sheers that says summer.

(Btw, these are salvaged windows Jane uses to accent with!  Another great idea!


This is the window into the livingroom.
More beachy artwork.






My view from the chairs on the porch on a humid morning.  There is nothing better than waking up to the love of your life and steeping out to serenity.  

Awe.

What's better than vacation?




So, that's a tour of the Seabiscuit!

Yes, I'll admit that I cried a little when we had to say goodbye. :(
I won't post that picture.

But there will be yet another post about our stay on the island, and the food we ate!

So puuleeeease come back....


Blessings,
Leslie



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8 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I really want to go to the beach. We have driven around Tybee, but have never stayed. Cute cottage.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I loved this cottage tour, it was charming!

Jo said...

Love your blog,and I love this cottage on Tybee,we lived on Wilminton Island back in 1986,we got married in Savannah at our little apartment on Johnny Mercer Blvd.Love Savannah!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Jo said...

ps..I'm new follower,come follow back if ya can.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

I love Tybee too! We are going next month...can't wait! Cute cottage.

Miss Char said...

Count me in as a lover of Tybee and Savannah. I've rented out there too and my friends and I spent the evenings talking about what we would do to the little cottage we were renting if we owned it. Your Seabiscuit looks perfect for a week on Tybee. Thanks for sharing your piece of summer fun.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Thanks for the tour. I'm a big fan of Jane Coslick and what she has done to preserve those wonderful cottages. I like your dress in your last photo, too.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Hi, I'm your newest follower; found you via Kim's blog.

The cottage is so charming and welcoming! You're sooooooo lucky!!!