The Breeze Inn on Tybee Island and {Giveaway!}

I hope you are not tired of seeing these beach cottages on Tybee Island, because I warned you I took lots of pics.  They are too beautiful not to share!  One of the cottages that our group stayed in on Tybee Island with Mermaid Cottages was The Breeze Inn, another of Mary Kay Andrews beach cottages.  It’s such a beauty with an old style beach feel, just as you’d expect from a 60’s beach resort. That’s the feel some of these cottages have. I love the nostalgia created on Tybee and it truly is a fun getaway.  I can’t wait to go back!

The Breeze Inn

The Breeze Inn. Doesn’t this pic just make you smile?

Breeze Inn table

Inside is a welcoming beach cottage chock full of vintage goodness.

breeze inn foyer

Bookcases filled with books and slipcovered chairs.

breeze inn living room

The living room is a happy mix of coral, blues, and greens. Those cute vintage shutters make the space so quaint.  Check out those lamps, too cute.

breeze inn ceiling fan

An old fashioned ceiling fan.

breeze inn dining

Living room looking towards the dining area.  Check out the sailfish over the TV.

breeze inn table mirror

Fish chest by the front door.

breeze inn

Looking into one room with a daybed.

breeze inn daybed

Turquoise daybed.

breeze inn upstairs

Charming white planked walls going upstairs.

breeze inn porch

Right out back is a cute screened porch with an old green glider and vintage rattan furniture.  I love this mix and the SEA sign.

breeze inn sea sign

The Sea, what a great place to relax.

breeze inn pink fridge

The pink fridge was fun.

breeze inn porch 2

The whole screened porch.

breeze inn bedroom

One of the bedrooms.

breeze inn bath

And bathroom

breeze inn twins

Upstairs, is a room with 3 twin beds and it has such a cute feel with red, white, and blue Americana.

breeze inn twins 2

Love this, can’t you see 3 little ones in here?

breeze inn master

The master in shades of blue and white.

breeze inn master windows

Love all those shuttered windows.

breeze inn master armoire

Armoire with old suitcases.

breeze inn master hall

This little hallway goes to the master bath inside the bedroom.

breeze inn master bath

Very cute and quaint in shades of soft blue and white.  Look at that bird holding the toilet paper roll.

breeze inn master bath2

A cute little ducky.

breeze inn master bath 3

Treasures from the sea on those vintage sconces.

breeze inn master desk

A cute desk with old typewriter and above is Mary Kay’s book covers framed.

breeze inn vignette

A Breeze Inn vignette.

breeze inn guest bath

Downstairs bath.

breeze inn guest

I love the old watering cans and pails she has collected.

breeze inn guest towel

A warning for guests…Careful you’ll end up in my novel.

breeze inn kitchen

The kitchen with white cabinets and lime green walls.  You know I love this!

breeze inn sink

And that big ole’ cast iron sink makes me smile too.

breeze inn kitchen 2

Such a cute kitchen with the vintage red signs.

breeze inn kitchen signs

A lovely wall.

breeze inn kitchen curtain

Vintage curtains too probably made from an old tablecloth.

breeze inn group

We sure loved gathering in here and seeing all the cottages up close.  The 4 Pike Road, AL ladies stayed in this cottage and they loved it.  I can see why. It’s so charming and adorable.

I have some fun news for you!  Diane from Mermaid Cottages wants to do a giveaway!!  Yay!  I’m so excited that one of my readers can win a 2 night stay at Tybee Island (up to 4 people) and you can pick a cottage to stay in, subject to availability, of course.  You will have to work with Diane on which cottages will be open on which dates. 

This will be 2 nights from now to Memorial Day or after Labor Day. Their summers are highly prized times to visit, so the summer months are off.   Leave a comment and follow the Rafflecopter widget for how to enter. 

Leave a comment telling me what you think you’d like most about Tybee Island? 

Good luck, I’ll chose a random winner at the end of the giveaway time!
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- Rhoda

Comments

  1. Andrea bayot says:

    Can not imagine a more relaxing vacation spot for me and my family! Would love to sit on the beach and watch my children play in the sand and surf! Tybee Island looks like the perfect spot!

  2. Catherine T. says:

    The thing I love most about Tybee Island it its proximity to Savannah my favorite city in the south. Being a quaint beach town does not hurt either.

  3. I love the beach and seafood….and shopping…and seeing the beautiful sights. The cottages you have shown are so cheerful!! Come on, spring!

  4. My favorite part would be how relaxing all of the cottages look….cool, quiet and serene…..just what my vacation needs to be!

  5. Oh ! I remember our stay on Tybee — Memorial Day weekend when they welcomed in Neptune. Was that ever a surprise. We will be spending May and part of September and October on St. Simon Island. I love your Georgia and Savannah. To me SSI is a bit of heaven with the huge live oaks and the moss hanging from them. I draw inspiration from the entire place. We will have to return to Tybee too.

  6. I would never tire of these pictures. I think I love the bright colors and homey feeling the cottages present.

  7. I love the bright, cheerful and sunny beach colors of the cottages — and inside, too!

  8. Tybee Island is so charming and quaint and such a quick drive from Savannah. There is so much so see in Tybee.

  9. Deb McKathan says:

    Have loved seeing all the pictures from Tybee. I’ve never been and would love a nice relaxing time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. charlottem34 says:

    My family and I would enjoy visiting the one of the cute Mermaid cottages on Tybee Island. I was on their website, all of the cottages are so perfect. We all love the beach, sun, sand and seafood. We have never visited Tybee Island and we are looking forward to it. Thank you for the chance of the giveaway offer.

  11. I love old style beach cottages. Would love to go there.

  12. We have never been to Tybee, but we’d love to! I have 4 little girls and it seems so family friendly. We are looking for a spot to visit this summer and Tybee is on my list to research.

  13. I went to Tybee Island once for a college graduation party. We did not have enough time to explore the island to see more. This would be a great opportunity to go back and visit again. I hope I win, fingers crossed!

  14. Tybee Island looks so quaint and charming..I love that! It would be so fun to be at the
    beach and so close to Savannah. I would love a chance to stay there…thank you.

  15. Sweet! Thanks for the eye-candy!
    ~Siggie

  16. I love the Cottages and Tybee island! we took our boys camping there when they were little. I would love to return and stay in one of the Mermaid cottages, heck, I want to move in and live there!

  17. What a fun prize!!! Hope I win!

  18. I love the old timey feel of Tybee Beach. It is such a fun quaint place to explore! The cottages are adorable!

  19. Oh this would be prefect for a baby moon with my husband! What a great giveaway!!!

  20. I have been to Tybee once and would love to go back. I would like to explore the cottages more when I go back!

  21. Looks so restful! Need that!

  22. Linda Bumgardner says:

    How I would love to spend several days near the sea in one of those adorable cottages. Looks like a perfect place to bring my mom for her 75th birthday!

  23. Linda Bumgardner says:

    My favorite feature of the cottages is the relaxed easy style of the furniture!

  24. Tess Moran says:

    Would love to explore Tybee Island! Thank you for offering a giveaway!

  25. What a fun place. If I were close enough, I’d be there all the time!

  26. I love the easy breezy style! I would love to hang out on that porch, reading and sipping iced tea.

  27. Debra Schramm says:

    The best thing about Tybee is fresh seafood on a fabulous quaint island.

  28. Debbie Jacobs says:

    We have a place on St. Simons Island and I love our Georgia coast. I have spent time in Savannah, but not Tybee. I have three friends (since elementary school) and we have been talking about a weekend get away. Tybee would be perfect. Plus I am a huge Mary Kay Andrews fan and would love to see her cottage!

  29. My husband and I would love to spend a weekend in one of the cottages and bike to the beach.

  30. This northerner is just dying to see this part of the country. I just recently put it on our travel list so it’s a grand coincidence that I ran across this! Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. Janet Guidry says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but would love to explore it.

  32. Oh, I would love to visit. I have two in college nearby who could come join us. Have never really visited Savannah, and it all looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  33. My kids and I have been to Tybee once 2 yrs ago and it became my favorite place! But my husban was working and unable to mk the trip. I would love to go back as a family next time so he can see what Ive been talking about! I love Tybee and mermaid Cottages! Cant wait to go back!

  34. I love the cottages on Tybee island. We visited Tybee when we stayed in Savannah. It is such a beautiful area. We agreed next time we visit we will stay on Tybee Island. I just retired so I am looking forward to a return soon.

  35. I would live to have our own “girls getaway” with my mom and her 5 daughters!

  36. Tybee Island will always hold a special place in my heart. I met a sweet surfer guy there when we were teenagers and now after 40 years, we’ve found each other and hope to continue that journey we started so long ago.

  37. I would love a chance to finally visit Tybee and bring my husband. I grew up hearing about people going there for the weekend but never got the chance to go myself.

  38. A gathering at Tybee with family would be wonderful – I love the casual vintage beachy vibe in these cottages!

  39. I love Tybee Island. We have been talking about visiting. I love Mermaid Cottages and would love to move one to the lake!

  40. I have been wanting to go to Tybee for years. I have decided I am going to try so hard this year I will be the big 50 and I need to do something for me! I have always loved Mary Kay’s cottage Breeze Inn, she is my favorite author!

  41. Tybee and all these wonderful pictures you are sharing remind me of Nags Head/Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills we used to always visit back in the ’60-’70s. Oh how I wish my father didn’t sell that cottage!! I would love to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with my husband or girlfriends for a weekend there!

  42. Robin Canter says:

    My favorite Tybee Island ‘thing’ is the beach at the end of the island. It is so flat and soft. When the tide goes out you can walk out for what seems like a mile. All kinds of small tide pools to sit it too. Best beach for swimming too. Soft bottom sand with NO shells or rocks anywhere. We’d go back to Tybee for this beach alone. Perfect for families with kids.

  43. I love Tybee. We have stayed several times. Once in a Mermaid Cottage. Dianne is so helpful and will ride her bike to you if you are in need. What I love most about Tybee is it’s quirkiness while still being a quaint place.
    Thanks Rhoda and Dianne!

  44. love the laid back atmosphere and the wonderful seafood!!!
    This would be such a fun girls weekend trip!!

  45. I have been reading your blog and enjoying your pictures from Tybee Island. I have never been, but I am planning to go this spring . The pictures you have posted have been so inviting we have decided to go to Tybee island instead of Hilton Head Island. I am looking at renting a cottage would Love to win a few extra days!☀️

  46. I spent my first anniversary there! Years later would love to share the area with our three kids. Also, my favorite blogger has turned me into a huge MKA fan.

  47. Jill Prince says:

    My husband and I got married on the beach in Tybee. We would love to return and visit one of the mermaid cottages.

  48. I grew up at a New Eengland beach and just love the ogled style beach cottages. Would love to visit Tybee Island!

  49. I love Tybee Island! It is the most laid back beachy Island we have yet to find and would love to be able to visit one more time!
    Mary

  50. The cottages are just perfect. We haven’t been to the coast in a looooong time and that would be the perfect getaway. Thanks for sharing all the great pics-not enough of them for me 😉

  51. I need warm weather, a sandy beach, and ocean breezes. I would love a vacation on Tybee!

  52. Love the serene “yesterday” feel present on Tybee Island. A place to relax and renew.

  53. Vicki Cluxton says:

    This beach looks so charming…the commercializations of other beaches is missing and it looks adorable. Looks like a good time for a girlfriends getaway,

  54. I love the mixture of shabby chic and beach antique! It makes me want to put my feet up and relax!

  55. I have totally enjoyed the photgraphic journey of all the cottages. I would love to be able to spend some time here.

  56. I would LOVE to stay in a vintage beach cottage!!!

  57. I love Tybee Island!

  58. Joan Moore says:

    Celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary this year, a trip to Tybee would be the perfect place to enjoy and remember the years! Thanks for a chance to win.

  59. WOW… What a gracious give away!!! Nothing better than a beachside cottage get away…. !!! Love… love Mary Kay Andrews’ books… had to laugh at the towel with the warning on it !!! Would be kind of fun to end up in one of her novels!!!!!! lol

  60. I have never been to Tybee, but would love to experience the setting for Mary Kay Andrews novels!! I am going to begin rereading them today!!

  61. Would love to see the island! Cottage decor is wonderful. It truly looks like a magical place!

  62. Patricia Budai says:

    As a recent transplant from Oregon, I am charmed by the bright and cheery colors of the cottages on Tybee Island. Having lived only 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean, I loved being able to drive to the beach if only for a day. How wonderful it would be to experience two days on the Atlantic Ocean exploring the beauty of the area. Pick me, pick me, pick me. Please! PS Your posts have introduced me to the charms of the South and I will certainly continue to follow your blog. You are a great guide. Many thanks!

  63. I’ve always wanted to visit this part of the coast. It’s been calling my name for years!

  64. I think we’d love how quaint the whole area is. A great beach house is amazing, the beach is amazing, but an interesting area to check out makes it all the more fun! Thanks!

  65. Wow!!!! I’ve never been to Tybee Island and would love to visit and stay in the beautiful vintage cottages. I could use a getaway. I’ll have to check out Mary Kay’s novels. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  66. My husband and I wanted to go to Tybee for our honeymoon but couldn’t afford it and I was in school full time.
    My parents now live in Chattanooga and our girls have never seen the ocean so this summer we plan on heading down there for a few days.
    This would be PERFECT.
    Love this area and your pictures are amazing.

  67. I think that my favorite thing about Tybee Island is how the cute little cottages are decorated with vintage goods. I have never been there and/or Savannah and after reading your blogs this week, I told my husband we soooooo need to go there!

  68. This cottage is soooo adorable! I could live there. Love the beach.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  69. Seeing these pics in contrast to the blizzard outside my window today (50 mph winds!!), this looks heavenly!! Tybee Island, take me away!

  70. The homes and shops are so quaint. Would love love to win! Pick me!

  71. Love Tybee Island, but haven’t been there in years. My daughter just turned 21 and this would be the perfect momma-daughter trip! Breeze Inn is charming!

  72. A great escape!!!! Great seafood,great accommodations,great relaxing time, just a great getaway We all need that.

  73. Nicki Jones says:

    It’s such a beautiful place.

  74. Just getting away from daily life would be the best part. The sound of the waves is so soothing.
    I”d love to check out the cute, quaint cottages.

  75. Jenny aldrich says:

    Would be a great gift for my mom!

  76. This looks so wonderful! Never having been to Savannah or Tybee Island, it all looks amazing! What a great opportunity!

  77. I love the cottages and the laid back atmosphere right at the beach.

  78. Oh my gosh, my family loves to slow down and just “be” together. We’d love to win.

  79. Sue thompson says:

    Yes, yes, oh yes please! Tybee is on my bucket list to do. Savannah is a favorite place to visit but never been out to Tybee. I have all of Mary Kay’s books and already feel a connection to everything there. What fun you must have had with all of those wonderful people and my favorite bloggers.

  80. What I love most about Tybee is these wonderful cottages to stay in! I would love sitting out on one of these porches reading and chatting the day away!

  81. Every inch of that cottage is so, so cute! Looks like the perfect beach cottage to me!

  82. What more could you ask for; the beach, quaint cottage, good food; sounds like the perfect relaxing destination. I would love to visit Breeze Inn Cottage for a much deserved vacation.

  83. I love the quaintness of the island and it’s relaxed spirit! I never tire of seeing the adorable cottages, but I’ll have to admit that Mary Kay’s cottage is my favorite, especially with that pink fridge on the porch!

  84. I have never been to Tybee Island. It looks like the perfect getaway to me to help refresh the soul!

  85. Kristi Whitten says:

    I think it would be magical to visit Tybee Island for it’s beauty, history, and beacy atmosphere. I would love the opportunity to take a vacation that makes you feel transported and relaxed. I adore the cottages and am always looking for ideas for my own little 862 sq. feet cottage 🙂 It would be amazing to treat my Mother and sister to the adventure as well!

  86. What an adorable inn! Thanks for the giveaway. Tybee Island is a great place to kick back and relax!

  87. We have been considering a trip to Tybee/Savannah for our 25th anniversary. We would enjoy a laid back atmosphere and a sandy beach!

  88. They all look so nice. Would love to win..

  89. Debbie Lorson says:

    At this point of the winter…..I would love the sunshine. I need me some good ole sunshine.

  90. My favorite thing about Tybee would be the memories. Tybee is where my husband of 40 years and I spent our vacations so many times. It’s been years and years since we’ve been back, but I still have photos of us as a young couple enjoying the Island.

  91. Theresa Kane says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but I’d love to explore the lighthouse , beach and stay at this adorable cottage!

  92. I love Tybee! Our family has experienced it during the height of summer but have never been during off season. We haven’t been able to vacation in several years. My favorite thing about Tubes is the hometown feel and I like talking to the locals.

  93. Would love the relaxation with family!

  94. Kim Conway says:

    What I’d like best about Tybee is that it’s not too far to get to and it’s so close to Savannah!

  95. What a beautiful place! My kids would have so much fun. I want to “borrow” that amazing old fashioned ceiling fan for my master bedroom.

  96. Beautiful, this single Mom needs a get=away. Thank you.

  97. These cottages are so adorable. Tybee Island is such a peaceful place with an old beach time vibe. I would love to spend some time there. I think the cottages are so well put together and decorated to make you feel like you are in another time!

  98. I love to walk the beach and watch sunsets with a cool drink. The Wisconsin winter has been so cold. I would love some beach time.

  99. this has been on my bucket list for awhile! such fun cottages!

  100. What a perfect place to relax and unwind! These cottages truly look like something straight out of a novel. I’ve never been to Tybee, but intend on visiting! Thanks for sharing this!

  101. Becky Scott says:

    Where to start…all the the quaint, vintage styled cottages. Such eye candy! Looks like a dream vacation to just relax, shop, soak in some sun rays. LOVE everything!

  102. I love Mary Kay Andrews’ books. I have always envisioned her settings to look like the Mermaid Cottages, especially Savannah Breeze. I have never been to Tybee Island nor have I ever heard of Mermaid Cottages. To have those visions come to life has truely been a joy.

  103. Love these cute cottages! Would love to come and visit the area. Thanks for sharing:)

  104. Abby Lynes says:

    I love Tybee because it’s peaceful and beautiful. The Tybee locals are super friendly and the shops are fun, especially Seaside Sisters, my favorite!!

  105. Debbie Parrish says:

    Oh my this place is so pretty, bright, and cheerful. Makes me want to be there right now. Love, Love the green glider, my grandaddy use to have one, what I would give to have one too. We have been to St. Simons a few times but never to Tybee. Would love to see these cottages and stay in one. Love the old houses. So calm.. I can see us there.. sure has given me some ideas to use on my back porch. thanks

  106. Sharon Lynn says:

    The rest and relaxation – then the fun in the sun – then the rest and relaxation…
    Love It 🙂

  107. Jennifer Thoms says:

    I can’t imagine how great it would be to say in one of these cute cottages with my family! We LOVE the beach and can’t wait to go to Tybee Island sometime soon! You have wonderful pictures!! I have really enjoyed looking at them and reading the posts!

  108. I love the relaxed atmosphere of the beach & the way she has kept that feel in her cottage. The other thing I love about Tybee is that my daughter is in school in Savannah & we could have a daughters weekend at the cottage!

  109. I have never been to Tybee Island, but my husband toured through the area on a business trip years ago. He loved the area. I’ve been wanting to make a trip out there one day…it’s on my bucket list for a girls trip in the near future. Love your photos…makes me want to go visit sooner!

  110. Dena Holden says:

    About 6 years ago my husband and I spent the day on Tybee island and I fell in love with it’s quaint sea side charm. We did some shopping and a lot of sight seeing and talked about returning one day and renting one of those wonderful mermaid cottages. We would be so thankful for a chance to be able to spend more time there.

  111. cathy johnson says:

    What I love the most is just the quaint feel of Tybee Island. The beautiful cottages and great food make it a wonderful place to get away from the stresses of everyday life.

  112. I love everything about these cottages and, after vacationing vicariously through you and your blog, I would love the opportunity to do my own exploring at Tybee Island.

  113. Mary Feagley says:

    Visited Tybee for a day trip last year. Loved it so much. Need a vacation after a tough year!

  114. Looks lovely and SO relaxing!! We’d love to visit and soak up some down-time!!

  115. Rhoda – I never tire of the pictures of those lovely cabins. And yes, I would love to win a trip!!

  116. I would spend hours just walking around looking at the wonderful charm of the cottages!

  117. Sandy Heath says:

    My favorite thing about Tybee…a relaxing, charming place to walk the beach or kick back with a great MKA book!

  118. I would love walking and biking the island with my family. So charming!

  119. I would love walking and biking the island with my family!

  120. The slow, easy pace of the island.

  121. We were to a wedding on Tybee and although it was spectacular we were so busy we didn’t have time to relax and enjoy the island as much as we had hoped. We would love to go back to one of these lovely cottages to relax and enjoy!

  122. The cottages are all so intriguing…so much to see. A friend and I will be in Savannah in April and will also explore Tybee Island.

  123. I love the peaceful, relaxing look of staying in a cottage on Tybee Island…would love to take my husband on a weekend getaway!

  124. Tammy Loucks says:

    What a lovely place to relax–so unique, filled with beauty and whimsy!

  125. How fun! I love all the white plank walls and that pink refridge. Could have such a fun reunion here. Thanks for sharing.

  126. Such pretty cottages! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures! Beautiful!

  127. Sharon Avinger says:

    Love these cottages! The colors are gorgeous. I have read all of Mary Kay’s books and always love the setting and descriptions of those cottages. What a fun trip this would be and not too far for me since I live in SC!

  128. Cynthia Segars says:

    I love Tybee! I the cottages are so cute!

  129. Gina Weeks says:

    LOVE Tybee! Quaint and personal and not commercialized!

  130. shannon macklam says:

    Oooh! I’d love to win this and go for my birthday!

  131. The cheery colors they use drawn me in and makes it feel like such a happy space!

  132. marjorie lavender says:

    I love Tybee!. We took our Girl Scout troop to Savannah and did our badge requirements at Tybee. My husband and I were talking about going back this summer.

  133. I have such fond memories of Tybee from my childhood…I’d love to relive some of that magic.

  134. I think I would love the laid back atmosphere! It looks beautiful there.

  135. I would so love to be able to stay in one of these beautiful places and enjoy the warm sunshine!!!

  136. Sarah Greer says:

    I’ve never been there, but it looks so beautiful and peaceful and fun!

  137. The charm.

  138. My favorite thing about Tybee TYB, is how you can bike ride all over the island! No need to move your car once you are there! You can ride to the beach, the market, dinner, etc. I love that it seems to be a step back in time…to a slower pace and relaxation. I NEED THAT have my 70 hour work weeks!

  139. I’ve read all of Mary Kay’s books so of course my favorite thing would be to see some of the places she writes about!

    http://greenmountaincottage.blogspot.com/

  140. Sarah Allen says:

    What is not to love about Tybee? I haven’t been before but your posts have made me want to go ASAP!

  141. Linda Cavataio says:

    Looks like such a wonderful place to relax, unwind. The cottage are adorable.

  142. The cute cottages!

  143. Christine Boles says:

    Love, love the retro vib from these cabins. Remember days on the beaches of New York when I was little and visiting my relatives!

  144. lorene halfmann says:

    I love the charm of these beautiful cottages! And thanks to Rhoda my husband and I have definitely decided that this area is on our bucket list, so winning this giveaway would be awesome!!

  145. All of the cottages are so cute. Thanks for the tour and what a wonderful giveaway!!!

  146. the views are awesome would love to visit in person

  147. I love the relaxed atmosphere designed to recharge the spirit!

  148. I love that Tybee Island gives the persona of a quaint and laid back era! I would love to visit there! It seems so quiet, peacful and lovely! 🙂

  149. I grew up on the Gulf Coast and have a degree in architecture, so it’s no surprise that the coastal architecture is my favorite thing about Tybee Island! My wedding anniversary is just before Memorial Day, so this would be a fantastic weekend getaway for us!

  150. I love that Tybee Island gives the persona of a quaint and laid back era! I would love to visit there! It seems so quiet, peaceful and lovely! 🙂

  151. Hanifah Akbar says:

    There’s something about the rich history Tybee Island has to offer that makes the island amazing all on its on. But the calmness of the beaches, the shopping and the delicious food you can find is like none other.

  152. Paula Romer says:

    Rhoda, Thanks so much for sharing with us, Mary Kay’s Tybee. I love her books and I love her decorating style. I love the charming ambiance combined with the nostalgic feel of all that is good about America is wrapped up in Tybee. Its that feeling of “all that is right with the world.” I love her vintage touches and thrifted treasures. Her homes envelopes you like a warm blanket. Tybee seems like the best place to unwind and rediscover yourself. Thanks for the generous giveaway Rhoda and Mary Kay!

  153. Such cute cottages! Would love to visit!

  154. Tybee Island is the perfect setting for a Sisters Getaway! My two sisters and I would probably spend our entire visit oohing and aahing over every single detail in the cottage. I can just imagine strolls on the beach, wine on the porch, and relaxing dinners at low-key restaurants. Heaven!

  155. Of course all the cottages and how they are decorated. I love a “themed” house especially a rental, vacation home, etc. Lots of ideas to use in my own home!

    Thanks Rhoda, always a pleasure to read your blog!!

  156. I have read all the Mary Kay Andrews novels and would love to experience Tybee Island….only wish Bebe and Wheezy could accompany me!

  157. These cottages are so homey! What a wonderful way to spend a weekend!

  158. I have been following your blog for awhile and these are some of my favorite post’s. There is nothing likea relaxing stay in a blissful little bungalow!
    Happy Friday

  159. I love Tybee Island! The vintage feel of the cottages immediately makes you slow down and relax! Which I would love to do!! Got to enter this contest!!

  160. Love these cottages and it’s such a treat to see real life homes that mirror the places that Mary Kay writes about in her books.

  161. So want to go to Tybee Island!

  162. Donna Jo Smith says:

    Wow! I’ve had enough winter here in Iowa! Seeing all the bright cheeriness in your photos sure made my day!

  163. The Quintessential Magpie says:

    I think these cottages are absolutely adorable, Rhoda, and even though I live in Florida, it would be a hop, skip, and a jump up the road to Tybee. We are always looking for places to visit with the godchildren and their family, and also other relatives and friends. I would love to see this in person as the colors and the whole whimsical vi be is right up my alley. I adore it! Thanks for a chance to put my name in the hopper. I would love to win as I know e tine would!

    xo

    Sheila

  164. Janet magina says:

    The thing I would like most on Tybee would be the relaxation. It has been a long winter!

  165. Looks like a beautiful place to be spending time with the loves of my life. We have two birthdays Memorial Day weekend too! Have a blessed day 🙂

  166. Rhoda,
    What can I say, I’m dying to go!!! My favorite from all the pics is the “VINTAGE CHARM” that I am seeing, and you know how I love that. These cottages are just too dang cute my friend.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  167. Linda Pittman says:

    I enjoy the interesting gift shops along the way.

  168. Love Mermaid Cottages!! And I am close….Charleston!

  169. Helena Dias says:

    So want to go to Tybee Island! I’m so tired of being stuck home in New Jersey. Can’t take the snow any more.

  170. Malinda Clay says:

    LOVE this place!! Visited back in 2005 when my son played college baseball in Savannah. Oh how I would love to go back…and you have no idea how bad I need the beach right now..Thanks for the chance to win and sharing this wonderful adventure with us. The pictures are just wonderful and makes me feel as if I had been there. Thanks again for your blog…a chance to “get a way” from real life for just a bit.

  171. Peggy Breeland says:

    I would love to spend a mother and daughters weekend in Tybee Island. My 86 year old mother has read all her life and was overjoyed at receiving a nook for Christmas…now my sister’s share their books with her and one of their favorite author’s is Mary Kay Andrews! Tybee Island would make these books come alive for them….it would be lovely to spend a weekend living in one of these storybook cottages….such a blessing to still have my mother and all my sisters together…I think my favorite thing about Tybee is seeing all of the bloggers enjoying a wonderful weekend together in such a beautiful setting….so inspirational….Thanks So Much for Sharing your weekend.

  172. I would love to spend time at Tybee reading a novel on a porch. On every beach vacation we take, my kids adore getting up early, finding a bakery, and taking donuts out to a pier to watch the start of the day take hold.
    It has been a long, cold winter!

  173. I love, love, love the way the cottages are decorated. They each look like somebody’s home…all of the vintage items are so fun and the pretty fabrics! I so, so, so want to win this trip. (I spent a while yesterday at the mermaidcottages site clicking on the cottages, listening to the music with each little video and just felt like I had been there.) I also thought what a great thing your posts are for advertising. I am sold! I WANT to go!

  174. I love the Tybee vintage cottages. What wonderful pictures. I have enjoyed seeing all the cottages & would love to take a girlfriend on a beach weekend at Tybee!

  175. Would love to walk the area of Savannah with cobblestone underfoot….Visit some of the older historical places on Tybee Island. Soak it in knowing it was for FREE by winning it through Southern Hospitality’s gracious heart!

  176. Marianne in Mo. says:

    Love the casual atmosphere, feels like it would be welcoming to anyone. So often, there is emphasis on glamorous and grand these days, and I am not that kind of person. Tybee and Savannah are on my bucket list this year, since we had to postpone due to Mr. having back surgery.

  177. Patricia Droste says:

    I have wanted to go to Tybee Island ever since I started reading Mary Kay’s books and that was years ago…I just think I would love the whole vintage beach feel of the cottages and the peace of the sea and sand. I love beach sand…I could just sit it in and run my feet through it for hours.

  178. Marilyn Freebersyser says:

    I love the vintage architecture of the cottages – both original and replicated – and I love the charming decors that have been created inside.

  179. Lynda Lamon says:

    Love the beauty of Tybee!! I’ve had dinner there but never stayed on the island. How awesome it would be to stay in one of MKA’s beautiful cottages! Thanks for the chance!!

  180. Cindy Hancock says:

    Hey Rhoda, All the cottages are dreamy! I’d love to have the privilege to stay in one! Tybee is such a beautiful and peaceful island…just what I need about now! Thanks so much for the opportunity, friend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  181. Marianne G. says:

    Adorable! Never been to Tybee, but never too late to start!

  182. I love everything about Tybee! Such a fun place!

  183. Barbara McCormack says:

    Love, love Tybee island. Would love to go back!!

  184. Susan Foster says:

    Not only would I love looking at the adorable cottages and the way they have all been decorated.The beach is definitely a plus but I think my favorite thing would be all the FUN BRIGHT COLORS!! How much fun and happy is that??!

  185. I think I’d love the vintage charm of the homes there and the proximity to Savannah!

  186. Such cute places! Would love to visit Tybee!

  187. Love love love this cottage, it would be so awesome to spend a couple of nights on tybee island

  188. AAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!! The laid back summer breezy no worries atmosphere is how looking at the pictures make me ,,,,,,cottages and little shops just to enjoy s you relax in the moment to take time to enjoy your friends and all the beautiful surroundings…..Yes I volunteer to go.,,,TY

  189. I love Tybee, went there in my 20’s and returned for the first time this year (in my – well let’s say some years later)! I love the quick trip from Atlanta, I love the drive from Savannah to Tybee, the restaurants, the beach, watching the big ships, and really would like to stay in one of the houses. I read Mary Kay’s book Savannah Breeze when I was there – would love to have an opportunity to read another in one of her houses. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Helen

  190. My favorite thing is just the vibe of Tybee Island the laid back atmosphere and the sea breezes The cottages just embrace the feelings of island living!

  191. Lauren Draus says:

    I have always wanted to visit Tybee and Savannah ever since reading Mary Kay Andrews’ novel, Savannah Breeze, years ago! What a beautiful vacation cottage she has created!

  192. Sea breezes and sunshine!!!

  193. I love Tybee and Savannah! And we are close by in SC! And I love Mary Kay Andrews – this would be a FUN treat!

  194. Oh, to be surrounded by that awesome vintageness and beauty!

  195. You have sold me on a visit!! Looks like such a fun & relaxing
    place to visit : )))

  196. Small town charm, quaint and not over populated with high rise condos!

  197. I have Tybee Island on my bucket list. After the harsh Ohio winter we have had, a few days at Tybee would be wonderful.

  198. I just love the little cottages!!

  199. Curling up with a good book in those adorable cottages sounds wonderful to me!

  200. It looks like you can’t go wrong with any of these cute cottages! Would be a wonderful honeymoon getaway for me and my husband since we never had one. I love everything about going!

  201. Becky Buice says:

    I would love to win this for my sister, who is retiring after 34 years of educating the children of Cherokee County. For 51 of her 56 years on earth she has been going to school…either as a student or teacher- without a single summer off or vacation! Susan is an extraordinary example of the perfect educator- volunteering her time to ensure the success of her students, through free tutoring sessions, starting a Senior with Seniors program where high school seniors visit, write about and form friendships with senior citizens in nursing homes, keeping a “Hungry Kud” drawer full of nutritional snacks, and spending thousands of dollars to clothe and feed her kids, pay for field trips, purchase yearbooks and so much more. She spends 40+ hours each week grading, refining, and giving feedback to her students, so they will become better writers.

    As a Literature and Writing teacher, my sister, Dr. Susan Buice, appreciates the writing abilities of Mrs. MK Andrews and admires her above many. She has all of her books, and has expressed a desire to visit Tybee to see these cottages. Imagine her surprise and my joy, if I could give her this weekend getaway as a Retirement Gift!

    Thank you for your blog and this opportunity. Congratulations on Miss Parker!!

  202. My favorite thing is the shabby chic look of the cottages! The colors and fabrics make you feel relaxed just looking at the pictures! Thanks for the chance to win!

  203. I love that Tybee is so close to downtown Savannah. I love the beach and grabbing fish tacos at Sting Ray’s. I also love that every time I’ve been out to the beach there I have seen dolphins 😉

  204. My husband and I just LOVE taking our two girls to Tybee Island in the off season! It’s not too crowded but still warm enough to go swimming. We did not get to go last year but are really hoping to make it out there this year.

  205. I love the vintage signs in this cottage’s decor! I had no idea Tybee Is. was so cute!

  206. Harriet McMillan says:

    I’ve never been to that area and would just love to explore Tybee Island and Savannah and relax on the beach. Love, love this cottage.

  207. Vicki Stephenson says:

    Would just absolutely love this. This area is on my bucket list since retiring. Please be me!!

  208. I love the little cottages!!

  209. This would be soooo awesome to win! My husband talks about Tybee Island all. the. time! We are moving from California to Georgia this summer and this would be a great surprise for my husband!

  210. I don’t think I’d ever be able to leave the cottages, they are so beautiful!!!!

  211. I love the old style beach houses. Reminds me of family vacations to Myrtle Beach when I was a kid!

  212. The beach! I’d love to win, I’ve only seent he oceaon once in my life but never the Atlantic.

  213. I love Savannah but have never been to Tybee Island, this would be an awesome chance for me to see it. I also enjoy Mary Kay’s books very much!! Great giveaway Rhoda, thanks!!

    Mary L

  214. What I love most about Tybee Island so far is simply that it is in the South! I went to Savannah about 8 years ago and fell in love with the architecture and culture. I was on a tour and the guide talked a lot about Tybee Island but we did not make it over there. I believe the guide said that Sandra Bullock has a home there.

  215. Wow, I really like this place! My best friend is currently in labor, and my husband and I have plans to visit in May. This looks like a lovely place we should check out while we’re in GA.

  216. Robin Jurevich says:

    Tybee Island and Savannah have to be my favorite places to visit. Unfortunately, I’ve only had the opportunity to visit once. But, my dream vacation would be a week at the Breeze Inn!

  217. Kendra Gurtler says:

    We stayed in a Mermaid Cottage on Tybee 3 years ago. Loved being able to walk to the beach. Our favorite part was the dolphin boat tour. We saw so many dolphins!!

  218. WOULD LOVE TO WIN. I LOOKED A QUITE A FEW OF THESE THEY ARE SO CUTE!

  219. Bonnie Jean says:

    I love the look and feel of the Mermaid Cottages …. they all look so comfortable and inviting. Ever since Sandy in 2012 we have had one difficulty after another… physical, financial, emotional… we are just all wiped out and have not had a vacation since 2004. We could use some family time to relax in a nice warm place. This would be such a blessing.

  220. Wow, what a wonderful opportunity. I love the relaxing atmosphere of a beach house.

  221. I love the cottages and the beach so the combination would be so fun to visit.

  222. Tybee has been on our family vacation wish list for 3 years now. Hopefully I will finally check it off!!!…Good Luck to All!!!

  223. These cottages are so beautiful – I love all the charming little details! I’ve never been to Tybee, but your pictures make me really want to go and explore the area!

  224. OMG! I would love love love to be able to go to the beach. I grew up by the beach and have been stuck in Michgan for the last ten years. I would love to go swimming in the ocean again. I’d take my husband and probably 2 of our firends and it would be amazing! What an awesome giveaway.

  225. My favorite places on earth are Tybee Island and Savannah! I love that Tybee is out of the hustle-and-bustle of bigger tourist areas on the coast. The beach is beautiful and the whole area feels as comfortable as home. We have been through some trials….a visit to Tybee sure wouldn’t hurt! 🙂 Thanks so much for the opprtunity.

  226. I have so enjoyed seeing all the fantastic posts and pics from all the bloggers who visited Tybee Island. Hubs and I would love a few days away and this is where I want to spend those days! Thanks, Rhoda, for sharing Tybee with us!

  227. Dorothy B. in TN says:

    Would love to go back to this area. We vacationed there years ago when our daughters were toddlers–they are now teens and could really appreciate the beauty of this charming Southern area and one of these amazing cottages.

  228. I hope to visit Tybee Island one day. I love the cottages, they look so amazing. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos.

  229. What I’d like most is the opportunity to make memories with my husband and children.

  230. Oh what a year this has been! Would LOVE the solitude and charm of a getaway here! Dreaming…

  231. We love Tybee! Its retro charm can’t be beat.

  232. I would love to win! As a mother to almost 4 year old twins, my hubby & I could use a peaceful getaway!

  233. What I would enjoy the most is making memories with my husband and children.

  234. Candace Pitman says:

    Tybee is my favorite place ever. The best people & charm!

  235. I love everything about this place!!

  236. Since I have been seeing Tybee Island on other’s blogs I have wanted to visit. The thing I would like best is just hanging out at the beach and reading. 🙂

  237. I could spend all day just sitting on the beach listening to the waves and birds. it would be wonderful to escape the madness of DC for a few nights.

  238. Connie Krouse says:

    I love Tybee, went every year with my Dad for @ 5 years. I have not been able to afford to go back since he passed would love to take my Mom and my children. Tybee is magical and this cottage is adorable.

  239. The ocean and small town, vintage feel of the area….

  240. Tami black says:

    I have been visiting Tybee since I was a little girl. I love everything about Tybee, but the thing I love most is that I feel at HOME when I am there. When we visit it is super hard to cross the marsh to come back to our “real” life.

  241. I would die….just got done reading LADIES NIGHT by MKA. Love Tybee!

  242. My favorite part are the cottages of course!

  243. I love the adorable cottages, the beautiful ocean, and the memories I envision being made there!

  244. I love the cottages… And would love to visit them in person!

  245. I would love to go to Tybee Island and stay at the Breeze Inn. I have so enjoyed looking at your pictures! It would definitely be a vacation for my husband and I. We have not had that luxury since we were married almost 11 yrs ago.

  246. Judy Green says:

    I would love to once again completely engulf myself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the sea..nothing like an early morning stroll, or late evening leisurely walk at the edge of the water..and to spend a night in one of the adorable cottages would just be heaven! Oh, I can definitely hear the sea calling………

  247. These cottages are just precious! I would love to be by the beach and soak in the beauty of any one of the cottages.

  248. Nothing – I would love to be able to do absolutely nothing but sit at the ocean’s shore, feeling sun and listening to the waves.

  249. I would love to take my daughter and sister with me to celebrate my retirement from teaching. We all love the beach…such serenity to enjoy a good book or two, family, and the ocean. We never take time for ourselves with family, kids, pets, husbands and the demands of each day.

  250. The beach – love hearing the sound of the waves and walking barefooted in the sand!

  251. Love to take my daughter and sister to celebrate my retirement from 23 years of teaching…fun girl time to read, rest, and laugh!

  252. Martha West says:

    I have visited Tybee Island, but have never stayed there. Would love to win!!

  253. Would love to win this and take my mother, who has been wanting to visit Tybee. Thinking we would most enjoy the vintage look and feel of the cottages as well as the laid back vibe of being on vacation time.

  254. Cottages are lovely … can’t believe these are places for renters!

  255. Lavivia Doster says:

    Best thing about Tybee Island is the beach and being close to the ocean and the fact that its so close to Savannah is also another perk!

  256. The colorful cottages, lapping of the waves, iconic and interesting shops and restaurants – all draw you in for a magical stay.

    Awesome giveaway – thanks so much for the opportunity!

  257. I know I would absolutely love the relaxed atmosphere and all the charming details!!

  258. VintageBeachgirl says:

    Wow, I’m afraid I goofed and put my name in twice…… Sorry!
    Want to thank you for this wonderful post and for sharing your visit to both the cottages at Tybee and Savannah! Your brilliant photos of these lovely places made them really come alive for me and made wish to have been there. I’m already planning our trip to Savannah since after seeing all the fun places you went I asked my husband would he like to go this spring and he agreed we needed to do just that…… We’ve talked about going in the past but your post made that ‘a need to do it soon’ priority, thanks so much for the inspiration!! This cottage is so fun and I love the old fashioned decor, the owner has captured that old time beach cottage feel so well. Thanks again for sharing! Oops, almost forgot what I’d like most….. The opportunity to stay in one of these wonderful cottages would be so much fun, I’m sure we’d love it!

  259. What a charming cottage! I have a friend whose family owns an inn on Tybee and I’ve always wanted to check the area out. Thanks for the chance!

  260. I see Bebe and Weezie in their magnificent splendor! Something I long to experience!

  261. What a charming cottage! I have a friend whose family runs an inn on Tybee and I’ve always wanted to check out the area. Thanks for the chance!

  262. I have never been to Savannah!! I’ve heard how beautiful it is and looking at your pictures makes me happy. Would love to see all the colorful vintage cottages.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this little trip.

  263. What’s not to like? Everything is wonderful! The cottage, the beach, the area! I’d love to get away and just take it all in!

  264. I would love the isolation and tranquility and would love to explore!

  265. I have never visited Tybee Island. If it is good enough for Sandra Bullock, it is good enough for me and those cottages are fabulous. What a great location for a mother daughter retreat!

  266. Jenny Stone says:

    I would love to spend some time on Tybee Island. I have never visited there, but my family and friends who have been there rave about it. Your pictures make me want to plan a vacay there sooner than later.
    I would love to win a stay at one of those cottages.

  267. I think just strolling around taking it easy, visiting the ocean and eating good food about sums it up for me. This is a very generous offer. thank you. CTD

  268. I would love to go to tybee island just to get away. Haven’t had a vacation in a long time.

  269. Having been born and raised less than an hour’s drive from Savannah, I have spent many happy days at Tybee Island and the beach there! These places did not look like this back in those days. I have seen pictures of this cottage and several others and never tire of looking at them. Thanks so much for sharing!

  270. I love the vintage feel and the locations of these cottages! Lovely pictures!

  271. I love the kitchen sink and green, wood plank walls!!

  272. elizabeth normandin says:

    I am dying to go there. I have never been to that area and it looks so charming!

  273. Jeanie Graves says:

    I ‘ve never been to Tybee Island, looks like a beautiful. Would love to just go and just relax and spend time with my hubby.

  274. The photos of the cottages would entice me to the Islands for sure!!!

  275. I love this cottage tour. Would love the opportunity to stay there. As a matter of fact, win or lose, I hope to vaca there soon.

  276. My favorite thing is the whole retro cottage!!! Romantic

  277. I cannot believe how beautifully all of the cottages are decorated….Such fun and ever so nostalgic places to retreat and enjoy the sun and surf…Glad you all had such fun!

  278. love, love, love the calming, comfortable look of the Breeze Inn! Trying to bring a bit of that look & feel to Illinois!! Would love to visit to share my experience with the rest of the Chicagoans, who are sooo tired of winter!

  279. I love vintage beach + close to Savannah

  280. I love this one Rhoda! Keep the post on these adorable cottages coming.

  281. Quaint, charming, relaxing, beach, sun fun! Read Mary Kay’s books! I have never been to Tybee , and due for a vacation coming from a Harsh winter in the Midwest. I lived in Georgia many years ago and miss all the southern charm! 🙂

  282. I’m a single mom to a 13 year old boy and thought the chances of us finding a place that would suit both of us would be a challenge. But Tybee Island looks like it might fit – plenty of activities and the Marine Science Center! We hope to get there soon.

  283. michelle c says:

    The cottages and relaxed atmosphere. Love that you can ride a bike everywhere.

  284. It’s been a difficult time for our family the last few years….my husband was diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, an incurable blood cancer. We are so lucky that our health insurance allowed us access to one of the best cancer centers in the country….he is now in remission and we have much hope for the future. A trip to this beautiful place would be so good for him as he suffers from depression and anxiety since his diagnosis. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

  285. I love the quilts. They are beautiful.

  286. Patti Lee-Shuttleworth says:

    I love Tybee, though it’s been a couple years since I last visited, can’t wait to be there again and enjoy the peace, quiet and atmosphere, it’s like no other !!

  287. amy driver says:

    Love Savannah, and know I would love Tybee Island. The vintaage cottage is sooo cute! Count me in…

  288. Oh my! So much to love! I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but this is definitely on the bucket list now. The beach, the cottages, the charm…I love it all!! 🙂

  289. I would love to win! It would be so much fun to explore. We’ve never been to Tybee.

  290. LOVE Tybee! My favorite thing is how small-town it feels.

  291. The lime green kitchen is my absolute favorite thing, but the ginormous shell w/ the sea glass and shells is a close second. If (when) I come to Tybee again, I would love to meet Jane Coslick. She has what would be my all time favorite job of boldly decorating many of those cottages. In fact, she has inspired me to paint the door of my little beach place in North Myrtle a more cheerful color.

  292. Hard to narrow down what I would most enjoy… the cotttages, the food, the beach, shopping, driving in to Savannah, etc.

  293. Kathy Bubb says:

    Sooooooo want to go there!!!!!

  294. Well of course the Sea but most off all the waking up in one of those rooms would be a dream!

  295. Carol Hurtig says:

    Looking at those cottages, I’m sure that will be one of the best highlights of Tybee Island. Of course, the sand and the sea will be nice, too! This looks like a perfect place for my husband and me to vacation!

  296. Jessica Fortner says:

    Walking on the beach!

  297. Mindie Felcher says:

    Tybee looks so charming in these pictures! A weekend getaway would be enjoyed by all!

  298. I love the beach at Tybee!

  299. The beach would just be wonderful…and visiting Savannah would be a lot of fun!

  300. Would love to win this for the simple reason of being on Tybee time in Mary Kay Andrew’s vacation home! Very cool.

  301. On the beach sounds nice after this long hard winter we’ve all had. Just to put my toes in the sand would be great.

  302. The pace. It just seems so relaxing and slow. So beautiful.

  303. It looks like a beautifully peaceful place to regroup and refresh!!!

  304. I think the houses a re beautiful, Nd the lovely slowed down pace of the island really appeals to me.

  305. Charlene Jones says:

    The ocean 🙂

  306. I love the detail in the beautifully decorated cottages.

  307. Oh my word, the cottages!!! The beach! The food at the Sugar Shack. Being able to ride your bike all over the island. No way I can pick just one thing. There are waaaay too many! Thank you to you and Diane for making this available to your readers!!

  308. Nearby history!

  309. Courtney Smith says:

    The colors! The incorporation of colors into these cottages is just captivating. They truly capture the essence of Tybee – Quirky, Beachy, Bold…

  310. Cindy Ross says:

    Love everything about the cottage. Looks like it could be a great place to get away and relax. My daughter just had a baby and has been so stressed out this would be the best place for her and the hubs to get away to relax and unwind, and for Nana to be able to have some quality time with the grand babies. 🙂

  311. I adore the cottages and the colors and the kitsch!

  312. OMG, what a wonderful give-away! Thank you for this, Rhoda, and to Diane as well!

    For me, the thing I’d like most about Tybee Island is the sightseeing, shopping, and the adorable cottages! I’ve wanted to go to Tybee Island for the longest time, it’s totally my kind of beach town. Also, to get away from the grind of L.A. would be a God-send!

    Good luck everyone!

  313. What I would love most about a stay on Tybee Island is just looking at all the sweet little cottages there are 🙂

  314. I would love an opportunity to visit Tybee Island, what a relaxing, darling place. Pick me!!!!

  315. Would love to spend a few days in such a relaxing place!

  316. Katrina Cantler says:

    What a cute , cute beach house!!!! Oh I hope I win!!

  317. This old kindergarten teacher could use a calm, relaxing getaway. Something about spending 7 hours a day in one classroom with 22 5/6 year olds and one bathroom is draining. It is like throwing a birthday party all day everyday. Tybee sounds like a place to refresh the body, soul, and spirit.

  318. Caren Drink says:

    I moved to Nashville three years ago and have been to Tybee once with girlfriends. I love the vibe over there, the beach scene is lightyears different than the California beach scene I grew up with. My husband and daughter haven’t been yet, and my parents are coming this fall and I’d LOVE to spend a couple of nights in Tybee!

  319. Kim Golotko says:

    Grammy and the Golotko Girls, Kim, Erin, and Allison, enjoy the Low Country Boil and the peaceful island atmosphere. The quaint Mermaid Cottages are the perfect place to relax during our Spring Break and Summer vacation!

  320. Would love this! Have some dear friends that live in Savannah and this would be a chance to visit them.

  321. Ashleigh Hall says:

    Oh my gosh!! I love all of Tybee Island and I haven’t even been there YET!! But I love those little cottages!! So darling!

  322. Would LOVE LOVE to visit Tybee. I LOVE MKA, Savannah and everything about all of it!! 😉

  323. Lauren Ham. says:

    I love that the nostalgic feeling that the island keeps.

  324. I think I would love everything about Tybee Island–especially just being on the beach!

  325. Teresa Turner says:

    Hubs and I would be so grateful for a break from our challenging year!!

  326. Sandy Corbin says:

    Slowing down would be wonderful!

  327. Anything about Tybee Island I like…….lighthouse, cottages, beach and seafood!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a visit to a cottage there!

  328. Sheryl smith says:

    I would so love this!

  329. Kate Horrell says:

    I love everything about Tybee, the Sugar Shack, the shops, the beach etc. I have already bought my beach bike, now I just need to save more money to buy a cottage. That’s why my Google name is Tybeedreamer

  330. Brings back memories of a special weekend just before I found out I was soon to be a mother!

  331. I love all of it. We are already planning a trip there next Summer. I can hardly wait. Thanks for all the great pictures and info!!!

  332. Carol Spears says:

    Getting to look for sea shells and listening to the ocean waves would be my favorite things. A little piece of heaven.

  333. Carol Spears says:

    I’d love the chance to walk the beach, look for sea shells and sit and watch and listen to the ocean waves. Pretty close to heaven!

  334. I’m from down there but live in Michigan now. I even drug my sweet Michigander hubby down to Savannah to get married in front of the mermaids in Forsythe Square one steamy August night. We went to Tybee on our honeymoon so this would be awesome for us. We could leave the kidlet with family that live in Savannah and steal away for a little getaway. And since I homeschool, it’s perfect for us to NOT be tied to summers only for travel. It’s MUCH easier for hubbs to get off for vacations on non-traditional vacation time, and kidlet and I can go anytime. *fingers crossed*

    As an aside, Mary Kay Andrews, being another Savannah/St.Simon’s Island girl herself, has been one of my favorite authors for years now. The first book I read was Savannah Blues, where she renovates a run down beach front resort named, fittingly, Breeze Inn. I’ve read everything she’s written since then.

  335. I just LOVE the “from fun days gone by” vibe of those adorable cottages!

  336. Gosh. The beach, the relaxation, the serenity.

  337. the beach and the serenity — the ocean.

  338. Terri henry says:

    Love all of the beautiful photos! I’ve never been to Tybee Island and I have always wanted to go. The Mermaid cottages look so peaceful! Love the history that goes along with the area as we’ll. I would love to spend some time there with my two grown daughters shopping, sightseeing and dining at the great places I’ve heard so much about. What great memories this would make!

  339. I love the laid-back, casual feel of these cottages… so nostalgic!

  340. Maureen Barnes says:

    Tybee Island just looks so inviting! So Peaceful… Magical… Romantic!!
    To have one place with all of this …. How PERFECT!!

  341. Mary Ann Bassett says:

    After the wonderful New England winter I can’t think of anything better than exploring Tybee Island!

  342. Kimberly Wolfe says:

    I love Tybee because it is not cookie cutter high rise.

  343. The cottages look wonderful and the relaxed atmosphere of Tybee Island is the best, Tybee and the ocean are good for the soul!

  344. Traci VanOss says:

    Stunning! Hope I win!

  345. Lynn Grabe says:

    Tybee is one of my most favorite places so it’s hard to pick just one thing I like best about the island. I grew up on Wilmington Island and have dreamed of owning a cottage at Tybee since I was a little girl. I have to say that my most favorite thing is the comfort, solace, and rejuvenation just being on that beach gives me. Whenever I’m home (I live in Atlanta now), just putting my toes in that sand makes my world right again. I love all beaches, but Tybee is the only one that offers me this special kind of peace.

  346. linda (@nutmeg237) says:

    I love the feel that you stepped back in time to more simple times, so relaxing and family friendly. Reminds me of my childhood summer vacations that seemed to last forever and were so magical, making new friends, treasures on the beach and great little shops to explore.

  347. I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but I love Savannah’s historic district! I would love to visit Tybee and see the vintage cottages!

  348. susan bourgeois says:

    I think I would love all of the quaint cottages in this laid back coastal town. I have read about it and have had a desire to visit for years. Maybe this would be just what I needed to get there!

  349. Oh, the charm of it all!

  350. Love the vintage barkcloth curtains! For some reason I am always drawn to them.

  351. Elaine Williams says:

    Love the beach feel and the calm that goes with it!

  352. What’s not to love about TB? It’s one of our favorites!

  353. Tybee Island is beautiful for it’s beaches and ocean. Also interesting for people, places and history. My son attends SCAD Savannah. I would love to win, both to stay on Tybee, but also bring him and family to the cottages! Thanks!

  354. I would love to visit Tybee Island. My son is stationed at Ft Stewart, just outside of Savannah, and recently returned from deployment. What a treat it would be for us to gather at Tybee for a long weekend visit!

  355. Love everything about Tybee!!!!!

  356. Jill Howell says:

    I’ve never stayed on Tybee Island, but am sure I would love the beach! Who doesn’t, right?

  357. Theresa in Nebraska says:

    What a dream come true! Would love to stay at Tybee! We have never been…

  358. Christy Spurlock says:

    It looks so very inviting. Love the decor of the cottages. Very relaxing. A great getaway with my husband my KINDLE.

  359. Rhoda, so gracious to offer a getaway to such a fabulous place!! Reminds me also of times growing up in 50’s -60’s, laid back, simply times!! Ready to relax & hit the sun, sand & surf,… and of course check out shopping!

  360. All these photos really made me smile. The house looks so positive. I am sure that all the people that live there are very happy and are always in a good mood! It is like a house of Barbie doll.

  361. It’s just so colorful.

  362. The cottages are reason enough, but the fact that I am a Mary Kay Andrews lover makes it even more appealing. I will think of if as my reward for getting through another New England winter.

  363. Camille Guthrie says:

    Tybee looks like the perfect, laid back and relaxed getaway destination. Headed to Charleston and Savannah in March and excited to visit Tybee Island too.

  364. I love Tybee and this cottage fits the island so perfectly! I like that the island is small and quirky!

  365. I’m loving the relaxed feel of the cottages! I love the colors! They are so inspiring! I would love to sit and quilt for hours, but also walk on the beach and bicycle around the town… my dream fantasy world!

  366. Lori Mitchell says:

    Love the reading room!

  367. This cottage looks amazing — I can almost feel that warm breeze and taste that fruity drink!

  368. Elizabeth Tipton says:

    It seems so peaceful.

  369. I have been wanting to visit the Mermaid cottages for a long time, I read all of MKA’s books and my husband and i love Savannah & Tybee Island! I would Love to win!!

  370. Linda Harris says:

    My favorite thing was the walks on the beach at dusk and Seaside Sisters store and just about everything, I love Tybee!!!

  371. Even though I’ve been in Ga for 16 years, I have yet to make it down to Tybee Island. I’d love the chance to!

  372. Clauda ThomIpson says:

    I’d like the warmth of the beach and of the area. Thanks

  373. Donna Engborg says:

    What a sweet cottage! A perfect ‘get away from it all’ kind of place to stay!

  374. I love love eking up and seeing the ocean.

  375. Clauda Thompson says:

    I’d like to feel the warmth of the beach and the whole area. Thanks.

  376. Becky Bixler says:

    My daughter says it’s a great place! We are heading to Savannah in March for a girls trip…I’ll have to check out the Mermaid Cottages. 🙂

  377. Loving all things Tybee!!!

  378. Amanda Lea says:

    This is the routine of nostalgic relaxation! What a wonderfully exciting retreat!

  379. I love the relaxation of time spent at the ocean. And these cottages bring back memories of my childhood.

  380. Tybee is just the best! MK’s cottage is SO adorable!

  381. I would love some time in the sun with my feet in the sand! I am so tired of snow and cold weather.

  382. Pamela Frady says:

    Love the vintage feel of the cottages, and my son and his family live in Savannah.I have been wanting to go visit.

  383. Nancy Berman says:

    I love the beach and the cottages, but I’m very fair skinned and can’t stay out all day. So, there’s Savannah. Perfect.

  384. The beach! I’ve been dreaming about these Mermaid cottages for a long time now.

  385. Kathi Spence says:

    I’ve visited Tybee a hundred times…in my mind. I just live reading and looking at all of the fun to be had there. I can see myself at every location. Thanks so much for the chance. My fingers and toes are crossed!

  386. angie bartley says:

    The sand and beach really. Love the sound of the ocean especially at night.

  387. Kim Shannon says:

    My husband and I went to Tybee Island for our honeymoon in 2010. We loved it! We took our bikes and went kayaking. Being from Maryland I had never heard of Tybee Island until I started reading Mary Kay Andrews’ wonderful books. We were enchanted by the homeyness and laid-back atmosphere of the island. We’re hoping to go back next year for our fifth anniversary!

  388. The ocean air.
    The sea food.
    The calm.
    The lack of responsibility.
    The away-ness.

    Do I have to choose one!

  389. Oh my, what fun and funky cottages! Love the kitsch, the porchs everything about them! Aw to have the opportunity to relax, unwind and see it all. I am a lover of architechture and water and history. This could quite possibly be my favorite place. What a gift it is you give. This prize can mean the world to the recipient. Bless you!

  390. Laura Van Guilder says:

    It looks lovely. I would love to stay there with my 3 sisters!

  391. I love love love the vintage look, color scheme and it looks like a great place to curl up with a MK Andrews novel, so I would have to time my visit with her next book release. Tybee has the beach and nearby Savannah. What’s not to love!

  392. Nancy Scott says:

    It has been awhile since I was at Tybee, but I loved the feeling of being back in a simpler, more relaxing time.

  393. I love MK’s desk w/ the antique typewriter, phone & fan…the ideas must just flow! The whole atmosphere is conducive to relaxing. You can’t leave there without feeling rejuvenated.

  394. Mary Kay Scanlon says:

    Staying “on location’ for one of MK Andrew’s books sounds like so much fun! Especially with my four sisters!

  395. Cheryl Dekle says:

    I love Tybee. I live in Savannah so to stay there is like having a staycation which is sometimes the best kind of get-a-way!!!!!

  396. Kathy Yost says:

    I have walked by the Breeze Inn soooooo many times and have wondered how it looked inside…..I felt like I had been there. That pink refrigerator is so cool! Thanks for the great pics!

  397. Lisa Touloukian says:

    Started reading MK Andrew’s books after seeing her cottage in Better Homes and Gardens a few years back. Tybee Island is now on my bucket list! Sea Breeze Inn is my favorite of all the Mermaid Cottages! I also follow Rhoda’s blog at Southernhospitality. Both amazing women!

  398. To simply exhale………….

  399. Angela McLaughlin says:

    I love the light and air of Tybee Island and the seafood!

  400. Donna VanSickle says:

    I LOVE Tybee Island. My husband and I used to visit a lot and stay near the lighthouse on the north end of the island. I love to watch the shrimp boats dock in the inlet at night while I sit on the deck and have a glass of wine and read. No visit to Tybee is complete without a trip to the Breakfast Club. Love that place.

  401. Tammy Stanfield says:

    Mary Kay paints the picture of a laid back, small beach town that is relaxing! I’ve lived in the suburbs of Atlanta my whole life and NEVER been to Savannah or Tybee! I’d love to visit Tybee!

  402. Cindy Taylor says:

    Love the Breeze Inn

  403. How wonderful would this be??!!! PICK ME, PICK ME !! Thanks for the chance to win this dream escape.

  404. Diane Bryant says:

    Oh, my! I feel the sand, smell the sea, and feel relaxed just looking at the pictures of the wonderful cottage. Thank you and Diane for making this available to one of us – I’m already envious of whomever is chosen! By the way, MKA, I’m delighted to keep hearing about your writing; we are not-so-patiently awaiting your next book.

  405. Melissa Shuskey says:

    The beach brings me back to a feeling of serenity and hope. I can solve all my problems while ignoring those people who annoy me. The warm sun, sand between my toes and the smell of suntan oil can make everything right with the world. These cottages are my fantasy come to life and Mary Kay’s books take me to a world I would love to inhabit at times (those antique shops, a world of people who appreciate old things…)

  406. Being a Georgia girl, I love Tybee! My first visit was to the 4-H camp and since then this has been one of my favorite destinations. The beach is great and you can’t beat breakfast at the Breakfast Club and watching the sunset at Dockside.

  407. Robin Durham says:

    Well,I’ve never been to Tybee Island but have always wanted to visit,but I do know its on the out skirts of Savannah and I do love Savannah

  408. Mary Nadler says:

    Looks so relaxing. Love the beach. 🙂

  409. Kimberly Edwards says:

    I have only visited Tybee Island for a day visit, and I fell in love with it. I love the sense of community and how laid back and easy going life is there. I have always wanted to visit there longer. I would love to win this and. E able to take my two girls.

  410. Peggy Bryant says:

    Well I just want to go place warm! I’m from Maryland and it’s been a hard winter. I love Georgia, but have never been to the coast. Always Atlanta. Peggy

  411. Robin in NC says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but any place on the Atlantic Ocean is super in my book!! I love the pictures from the Inns…they make you want ot stay there!!

  412. charlotte vinson says:

    It would be a dream come true to win! Mary Kay Andrews is my favorite author. Over the past year I have been a caregiver for my 82 year old mother in law. She loves to read but couldn’t get out to get any new books so I brought over all my MKA books. She adored them and it became an instant bons for us discussing all her books. She just passed away 3 weeks ago and it would be wonderful to win in memory of her.

  413. Veda Barner says:

    Oh I can just taste it. In the middle of winter here in Montana and I am dreaming of the beach. Would be such an incredible girls getaway. I could bring together friends from different places and see them all at once. No matter who wins they will be so happy!

  414. absolutely adore the colorful cottages and the sumptuous scents out on tybee. nothing like living in your flip-flops and feeling right at home! thank you for sharing a little bit of the island with us across the country1

  415. i adore those colorful cottages. my favorite interiors are the conversation heart colors and the whimsical feel. can’t wait to shed my shoes for flip-flops, and breathe in that special scent that screams SUMMer. 🙂

  416. Tybee Island is beautiful! I would love to stay in one of these cottages!

  417. Love Tybee from the first moment I went there. I ended up having my destination Wedding there as well. The southern charm mixed with the laid back beach is awesome.

  418. Stacy Lewis says:

    What a fun trip this would be for me and my daughter. Always wanted to visit!

  419. Jennifer H. says:

    I would love to visit Tybee Island and just relax in one of those beautiful cottages with my hubby. We just celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary and this would be perfect!!

  420. Debbie Formento says:

    Love the laid back Tybee beach time.
    Last time we were near Tybee was to pick up our son after his deployment to Afghanistan…
    Would be great to have some quality family time this trip <3

  421. I love Tybee Island and everything about it. I love the boardwalk, the light house, and the aquarium. I love the laid by feeling you get from being there. I love Mary Kay Andrews too! Staying at her place on Tybee Island is on my bucket list. This would be a dream come true!!!!

  422. Anne Frederick says:

    We love the beach and Tybee Island’s wonderful small town beach feel! Would love to be able to celebrate our 28th anniversary in such a wonderful place!

  423. Karen Davis says:

    I’d be honored to be able to stay in the cottage. Thanks!

  424. Teresa Freis says:

    I would love to stay on Tybee Island at this cottage. I’m free the desert (Tucson, Arizona) and I’ve never heard the ocean at night. It would be a great getaway for me and my hubby!!!

  425. Stacey McPipkin says:

    Tybee is the best kept secret of Georgia! It is laid back, beautiful, and unique. It is the place to go to find your inner soul, because anything goes when you are on Tybee time!

  426. I visited Tybee around 1998 and absolutely fell in love with it. I have always wanted to go back. I would love to take my husband there.

  427. Melanie L. says:

    I have never never never had a vacation, and this would certainly be a dream come true!!!

  428. Had a brief but beautiful visit to Savannah years ago and only had my toes in the Atlantic one time and it was at night! I think about Tybee Island a lot and it would be a dream come true to get back! It has been so cold this winter that the very idea of being there warms me up from the inside out! <3 I love that the cottages are pet friendly! Maybe I could bring my Jack Russell, Bosco, and my Cocker Spaniel, Joey aka Joe Cocker. They've NEVER had their toes in the Atlantic at all! 😉

  429. We love the beach- we’d love to explore a new area- we love the Savannah area and would love to come back to Tybee Island!

  430. Annette McCrae says:

    Tybee Island is a quaint family oriented place which I enjoy!

  431. Donna Harris says:

    I love the nostalgic feel of TI!

  432. June Buckles says:

    I’m Not Sure Where Tybee Island Is, But I Will FindIt If I Win.

  433. Beth Aldrich says:

    I love being on Tybee Time. Walking on the beach, watching children play in the sand, long naps on the porch, and dinner out! Perfect!

  434. Jennifer Lennon says:

    What a beautiful spot. I love all the kitschy beach stuff. Would love a place like this.

  435. I haven’t seen anything I DON’T like about this place! It is just about perfect for a wonderful relaxing get away! I would LOVE to win a trip to this beautiful place!

  436. I have never been to Tybee Island, but I have heard and read so much about it. I would love to visit and Mermaid Cottages looks like it would be a wonderful place to stay! Thank you for the opportunity!

  437. Vickie Tooker says:

    I would enjoy spending time reading by the sea. Relaxing and just being! A restful break is just what the doctor ordered! And to feel like a character in one of MKA’ books, what Fun!

  438. The beach!

  439. Those cottages are absolutely adorable! I just finished reading Mary Kay’s “Savannah Breeze” and I now think I know where she got her inspiration from….

    Thanks, Rhoda!

  440. The low-key atmosphere and the food!

  441. melissa mcentyre says:

    the vintage items used in the cottages

  442. Love the cottage.

  443. Liz Crowley says:

    Tybee makes you feel like you entered a different era – makes you put your worries away once your car crosses over – we all need a little break from reality

  444. Patti Wilson says:

    I have always wanted to visit Tybee! I want to walk the beach, shop the adorable shops and stay in a mermaid cottage. What a fun dream!!

  445. Could anything be better than staying in the setting of a Mary Kay Andrews book? The thought of it makes me giddy…. not to mention being on Tybee….

  446. Luanne Bailey says:

    Love,love,love Tybee……a little bit of heaven on earth….actually drove by the Breeze Inn and visited Seaside Sisters……would love to stay there…..

  447. Despite living in Georgia all my life, I have never been to Tybee Island. I love the pictures Mary Kay Andrews paints with her words, and would love to visit this area.

  448. Anne Theiss says:

    Looks like a comfy, playful place to relax and have fun with some friends – away from the hustle bustle of day to day life.

  449. Such a delightful place. Would love yo win!!

  450. I am an southern artist and closet writer…I love beach combing, cooking homemade french toast especially in that quaint retro kitchen…and I’m an avid reader…could so see myself in that slipcover chair with my nose in a book and glass of sweet tea.. on Tybee Island…let it be me!! ;))

  451. YES! It’s freezing here in Kansas City, Missouri. Get me OUT of here 🙂 I’d love to spend time at the Breeze Inn!
    Thank you so much, Annette

  452. Would love the peace an at of the cottage an to be able to breathe in the salt water air!

  453. Love the older touched throughout the cottage.

  454. Becky Carl says:

    Tybee Island reminds me of the old beach times. Retro, vintage, lovely! Thanks for the chance to win some time here!

  455. Stephanie Hicks says:

    I have never been to Savannah or Tybee Island, but I think I would love to see all the vintage cottages, like the Breeze Inn! I love the ocean so much and the cottages would be such a great beachside getaway for a relaxing vacation!

  456. Kimberly Lane says:

    This place looks like it was taken right out of a novel. This baby boomer loves the 60’s! Fingers crossed!

  457. Your cottage looks so very inviting…I have never been to Tybee, although it is on my list! Just bugging my husband to makeing reservations down there now- before our next snowstorm hits this week! I dream of this getaway! Looks beautiful:-)
    Thank you!

  458. Tybee is on my bucket list, have never been there. Planning a trip for my 60th birthday (August) with my hubby of 34 years, up the east coast to places not seen, especially those with great food, people and the beach! MKA is a high school classmate of mine, so very proud she is living her dream.

  459. I’ve never been to Tybee Island and I would love to see the lighthouse and pier. The cottages look so charming and inviting!

  460. Karen Seaver says:

    I would love to win a trip to Tybee Island. Mary Kay’s books paint such a vivid picture of life and culture on the island. What a wonderful experience it would be!

  461. Sherri Ketchum says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee Island but I’ve seen several great post/pictures from you and other bloggers it just looks very inviting and beautiful, a relaxing step into the past. I’ll cross my fingers 🙂

  462. Elizabeth Glenn says:

    I haven’t been to Tybee in years. I would love a getaway to the Island. The cottages are so adorable. It would feel like being in a MKA book!!

  463. laminitagirl says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee, but have seen pictures and read about it. Sounds absolutely heavenly. What a wonderful place to visit after our long, harsh Midwestern winter. I am sure it would become a destination I would return to time and time again.

  464. I love the cottage.

  465. I have enjoyed seeing all the cottages sooooo much! I love the fun, casual decor. I’d love to see them in person!

  466. Victoria Bates says:

    This would be an amazing place to go for my Mom’s 75th birthday this year. Heck, it looks like an amazing place to go anytime of the year! 🙂

  467. Believe it or not… I’ve never been to Tybee Island. I grew up in Upstate SC and we always went to the SC coast in the summer. We now live in Augusta, GA and so many here vacation at Tybee. We have been meaning to take a trip there, but have not found time to go as of yet. Here’s a chance to win a lovely trip and experience Tybee and a beautiful cottage! I want to win, I want to win, I want to win!!! 🙂

  468. Becky Clayton says:

    I haven’t had a chance to go to Tybee since the early 1980’s. I really would like to go again and get to stay in the wonderful cottages I’ve seen in pictures…..It would be a dream come true!

  469. Jackie Flaherty says:

    Just the thought of leaving Minnesota for a bit is so very appealing. It’s been quite the winter so far. And we’ve still at least 2 months to go. Your cottages are sweet.

  470. I have read all the books and have always wanted to visit. Would be great to go.
    Thanks

  471. Beautiful. I love the Georgia coast!

  472. Kudos to the photographer who captured the quaintness and quirkiness of the cottage… simply delightful! I love the mixture of colors and patterns which evoke memories and smiles. My eyes hunger for color and and my nose craves scents of warm breezes during this dreariest of Februarys… Thank-you for sharing.

    A new and delighted fan. : )

  473. Tina Evans says:

    I’ve NEVER been to Tybee! My husband grew up in Savannah and spent many summers there. So, now he likes to travel to experience other beaches! I would LOVE! to go to Tybee with our girls!!

  474. Tybee Island?! The feel of the sand between my toes and the warmth of the sunshine would be absolutely amazing! Of course visiting the quaint shops, restaurants and biking along the coast with my Honey would be a delightful experience for sure!

  475. Sherrie Ellison says:

    so beautiful : )

  476. Love the island life and it is so close to Savannah. My 60th birthday is in March and this cottage would make for a wonderful celebration destination!

  477. Hi Rhoda…I am certainly not tired of your Tybee Island photos. I love all the houses, but this has to be my favorite. Sooooo cute. I happen to have those “vintage” shutters in my den with white painted paneling. I’ve started to replace them several times, but just couldn’t do it. I’m so glad I didn’t It always makes me feel good when I see photos of other homes decorated like mine. I also have a white/green kitchen. Yea…I’m not so bad at decorating after all.

  478. I love the beauty and serenity of the beach and would love to visit Tybee Island. It looks amazing.

  479. I’ve never been but know I would love everything about it. It would be a huge blessing to win this opportunity for a retreat in a lovely place. Thanks for the chance to participate.

  480. I just love how beautiful and quaint the island is-a real getaway from everyday life! That in is just amazing. How fun it would be to stay there!

  481. Barbara H. says:

    Oh, the sea, the sea, the wonderful sea – I miss it so much! What a wonderful giveaway. I’ve enjoyed visiting Tybee so much via your posts – love Mary Kay’s books.

  482. Every cottage at The Mermaid Cottages looks amazing, but I would love, love, love to stay at The Breeze Inn!

  483. I’ve never been to Tybee Island I am sad to say. Even though I’m a Georgia native and have been to Savannah more times than I can count, I somehow never made it over to the island. I’m hoping to change that this year. I would love to do an ecological beach tour.

  484. Carole Garrity says:

    We fell in love with Savannah a few years ago. I have read Mary Kay’s books and would love to visit Tybee Island to discover for myself why she loves it so much. It seems like the perfect place to just relax and recharge!

  485. Please stop telling everyone about Tybee!!! I dont want to share:)

  486. Sheila Rogers says:

    My family and I have vacationed on Tybee every summer for the past several years. We love it! I have always wanted to take girlfriends to rent bikes @ Tim’s and ride the island to stalk all the Mermaid Cottages. That’s My favorite thing to do on Tybee. Not so much the husband and the kids:(. SO….I would lOVE a girlfriends getaway to do that…..ending up at Seaside Sisters for shopping, then AJs for sunset dining!! Now. THAT’S a perfect girl beach trip!!!

  487. Denise kolp says:

    I love everything about Tybee!

  488. I love Tybee Island. My sister is wanting to go there for her 50th birthday. If we won a trip, that would be even better.

  489. I have been wanting to visit Savannah for a while now. This would be perfect!

  490. I have been wanting to visit the area for a while now. This place looks perfect.

  491. Nicole Matthews says:

    This is amazing!! Love the blog!

  492. Looks so charming and relaxing! I’ve been looking for a spot to spend some alone time with my 14 year old daughter and this place looks and sounds perfect. She is an “old soul” and I know she would love this laid-back southern beach town. Oh! how I would love to surprise her with this outing.

  493. Love the laid back feel of the island and the cute cottages.

  494. Sunsets or sunrises over the ocean.

  495. To stay on the Island would be a dream come true!!!!

  496. It’s all about the beach. Sand beneath my feet!

  497. Janie Allison says:

    Looks like the perfect place for a much needed break! Definitely on my to go to places. Thanks for sharing!

  498. I have been dying to visit Tybees Island. I think I’d most like to explore the island and check out all the different cottages.

    Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed!

  499. I would be thrilled to take a step back in time……..it looks so relaxing! Thank you for another great giveaway.

  500. Would love to explore the beach and see the darling Mermaid Cottages!

  501. I’d love to visit Tybee Island! It would be so fun to hang out at the beach and then return to a cute cottage at the end of the day!!!

  502. I love the coziness of the cottages and the fact that they are so close to the beach. I would love to stay in one!

  503. I LOVE Tybee Island!! Just walking on the beach is so relaxing. But I always end my days there with a cone of Savannah Mud ice cream!! Delicious!!!!

  504. Sherry Norman says:

    Just love how peaceful and laid back Tybee appears in your postings. Nothing better than a girls trip–would love to be on a bike seeing the island with my girlfriends.

  505. I think I would just love Tybee and would want to spend my time enjoying God’s beautiful creation, taking in the local culture and spending lots of time relaxing!!

  506. Oh, Tybee Island is the slow Southern way that beaches used to be! Would love to come down and rest up in one of these precious cottages!

  507. I love that it’s set apart from all the busy-ness of the day to day and so peaceful. All the gorgeous surroundings just add to that!

  508. Wow! Relaxing at Tybee Island would be a special treat…ocean breezes.

  509. I love everything about it! I’m always drawn to the beach and I love the cute cottages!!!

  510. I absolutely adore the cottages!!!!

  511. I’ve never been to Tybee; it all looks so fun…the shopping, the food, the beach, etc.

  512. Michelle Wright says:

    The cottages are my favorite~~ so unique.

  513. The beach is the best thing it takes away all the stress of the day….the local food would be the next best thing!!!!

  514. I love the cottages on Tybee! Great giveaway!

  515. I would love to go and bring our closest friends Shancey for a weekend or even during the week since our schedules are flexible.

  516. Mary Claire says:

    Looks like a fun trip!

  517. I love Tybee Island for the nostalgia, charm and the yesteryear feel that it emulates. The peacefulness and tranquility of the beautiful water and sandy beaches allows one to forget about “everyday worries” and gives one a new birth of calmness intertwined with relaxation. What a lovely combination!

  518. My favorite thing is the back-in-time feel it has. I would love to just walk or bike around the island, visit the shops and restaurants.

  519. I would love to see the beautiful sunsets!

  520. Love everything about Tybee. Theres just something magical about the ocean. Coolest shops around! Small enough to have that ‘small town feel’. Walking and bike friendly. Whats not to love!

  521. I can hear the ocean now!! I am in love with Tybee Island simply through your pictures! It looks like the perfect place to relax and read a good book (or blog!)! 😉

  522. I love the cute cottages and the proximity to the beach!

  523. I’ve never been to Tybee before, but I’d love to go — it looks amazing!

  524. Carla Wright says:

    Just love the pictures of the Breeze Inn! Just like a wonderful novel, you can get lost in those photos! I would love to stay there and let time just pause for a little while….and enjoy the happiness of beach life on Tybee. Thanks for sharing your photos. Gives our minds a bit of rest just to gaze at them!

  525. Karen Wilson says:

    The cottage photo’s remind me of my summers on the lake at my Grandmothers house. I know someone in my past had the vintage tablecloth made into those curtains. I wish I could remember who. The cottage looks like a great place to make new memories while remembering the old ones. It looks cleaner than Grandma’s cottage. I think Callahan and Edna sent in the “House Mouse” ladies.

  526. I love the laid back feel of Tybee!

  527. Rhoda: The cottages are so cute. I would love to be close enough to visit family and friends. We moved “up North” a few years ago, and have family just over the sound in Savannah and Richmond Hills. It would be lovely to eat true pralines and soak up the sun.

  528. Mary Jo Poole says:

    I’ve never been to Tybee Island, but have been dreaming of going since reading one of Mary Kay’s books! Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  529. The beach and ocean …perfect for a relaxing vacation!

  530. I love how laid-back the island seems! Would make for a very relaxing getaway!

  531. Heather Spooner says:

    I just love the whole “Going to the Beach” experience. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  532. I need some sunshine please.

  533. Oh happy day! Looks to be the right time and place to reconnect with my husband. We are in need of a warm vacation having been trapped in the frigid cold of Vermont!

  534. I would love a beautiful relaxing weekend with my best girlfriends. We’re all busy moms who never get to see each other but we love each other just the same. A trip to Tybee would be AMAZING!

  535. What a great giveaway! And how adorable is that beach house? I have been to Tybee before, but haven’t “vacationed” there since my high school prom ten years ago. I am in the middle of wedding planning, so the last thing we can do right now is afford a vacation. But it sure would be nice to take a break from everything and enjoy a nice, realaxing weekend at the beach with a free place to stay! Not to mention getting to enjoy a charming little cottage and kick off my summer tan. Thanks for the opportunity!

  536. Any time at the beach is relaxing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  537. It looks so lovely and relaxing!!

  538. Wanda Antley says:

    Never been to Tybee. Would love this opportunity.

  539. I would love to travel and SEA this beautiful island. I love this light and easy relaxed style of living…..Ahhhhhhh…

  540. Tybee Island & the Breeze Inn look like such a relaxing places to stay. I would love to visit with my best friend and make new memories and share adventures! When reading Mary Kay Andrews books, based in Tybee, you can picture all the places the characters visit/live; it just seems like a second home.

  541. Carol Adams says:

    The cottages are adorable!!

  542. Oh I would absolutely love to win this giveaway! I love the cute little cottages you’ve posted so far. Excited to see more!

  543. I love the Cottages. It reminds me of when I was a little girl, the way things use to be peaceful… Love to escape ans relax here

  544. My husband and I honeymooned at Tybee Island (10 years ago this May), this trip would be a perfect surprise anniversary gift! sooo hope I win. My favorite thing about T.I. is the beach, and we ate at some yummy places too (the Sugar Shack and Tango).

  545. I love the vintage charm of the island and the cottages. How peaceful and relaxing it would be to go there! It reminds me of summers growing up and going to Okobogi Lake in Iowa. The atmosphere and the cabin like feel would be wonderful to experience again!!

  546. I will never understand how I was born in a landlocked state when I am such a water and island girl! And Tybee Island feels like the home that I’ve only dreamed about. The idyllic, colorful cottages are calling my name out loud!

  547. Diana Schmidt says:

    I love what I’ve read about Tybee in Mary Kay’s books. I would love to see the darling cottages in person and relax by the beach.
    The old style beach island that brings back memories of family vacations in Ohio.

  548. No Snow!!!!!!!

  549. The beautiful cottages.

  550. Margaret Maggie Porter says:

    It looks so relaxing. Ive never been but always wanted to go

  551. sounds like a great getaway!!

  552. If I was staying in this adorable cottage I would never get out the door. I would just want to stay in and enjoy all the beautiful and colorful decor.

  553. Deb Dunham says:

    I love the retro feel of the cottages. What fun it would be to explore the area!

  554. Kira westra says:

    I heard the local scene is inviting, local pubs treat you like family. I would love to visit.

  555. This sounds like a relaxing, beautiful time away!

  556. Wynona Clayborne says:

    I love the relaxed feeling you get. Looks like a great place to visit.

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