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Tybee Island Cottage Vacation And Sightseeing

Tybee Island Cottage Vacation

I graduated from college (WooHoo!) and we celebrated by taking a short trip. We rented a Tybee Island cottage and we relaxed, ate lots of food, and toured the island.

The cottage was a short drive from Savannah and we took a couple of days to tour Savannah too. What a beautiful city.

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall Tybee Island, Tybee Island cottage rental

Enlisted Men’s Mess Hall Circa 1929

Tybee Island Cottage Vacation

I promised (or warned) you I would share a few vacation photos and I always keep my promises. Today I’m sharing a little about the historic cottage we stayed in on Tybee Island and a few of the local sights.

Lighthouse Tybee Island Georgia Petticoat Junktion vacation

The Tybee Island Lighthouse station was just a couple of blocks from the cottage. The station consists of several buildings and the furnishings in the keepers quarters are from the 1920’s. There are some beautiful pieces and I plan to share photos of those in a later post.

I hope I don’t overwhelm you guys with vacation pictures…..I don’t want to be one of “those” people. I did think you would enjoy seeing a few of the historic sights we visited.

Hubby at Tybee Island Cottage

The JTS (hubby, Junktion Technical Specialist) is so funny. Poor guy. As you can see, even on vacation he has to do all the work.

Enlisted Mens Mess Hall Tybee Island living room decor

The Tybee Island cottage is beautifully decorated with vintage items and Diy accessories. Built in 1929 it was originally one of three Mess Halls for Ft. Screven, the home has had a long history including time as a boarding house.

living room at Enlisted Men's Mess Hall Tybee Island

I’m beginning to love slip-covered furniture.

Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island Enlisted Mens Mess Hall rental

Vintage shutters were used as a headboard in the master bedroom. I’m gaga over these.

Enlisted Mens Cottage on Tybeel Island Rental by Mermaid Cottages twin bedroom

“The Mess” as it is fondly called was decorated by Layla of The Lettered Cottage. I’ve read her blog but never met Layla in person. She has wonderful taste. The color scheme is perfect for the island cottage.

We spent a little time on the beach…..

Tybee Island cottage rental

…and enjoyed the screened in porch. I love screened porches, especially ones with ceiling fans and blue ceilings.

Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah Petticoat Junktion vacation

Just a sneak peek of the Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. The cemetery is 160 acres of roadways, moss covered trees, monuments, and tombs. It was the setting for the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. I read a lot of novels but have never read that one.

After touring the cemetery the book is on my list to read. Okay, while I was thinking about it…I just ordered it on Amazon. It will be here tomorrow. I’ll review it for you guys and if any of you have read it you can give me a review in the comments. If you want to order the book this is the Amazon link.

We were in Charleston before heading to Tybee. One of the highlights of the Charleston stay was touring the historical Drayton Hall Plantation.

I’ve always wanted to visit the Hamptons. Adding it to my list! I found a great article on the Best Things To Do In The Hamptons here.

I hope you enjoyed the vacation photos. If you want to see the beautiful cottages for rent on Tybee Island  just click this link….Mermaid Cottages.

Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.
Bedroom Enlisted Mens Mess Hall Tybee Island Mermaid Cottages Petticoat Junktion vacation

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  2. Enjoyed your pictures. We live in Tennessee but our granddaughter is getting married on the beach by the lighthouse in July this year. Looking forward to visiting the island again.

  3. I appreciate you posting these pictures. I am very interested in cottage decor.

  4. Enjoyed taking the tour with you. Hope you and your hubby had a wonderful and relaxing vacation. The cottage is adorable…..I liked the simplicity. I too, have white slipcovered furniture. It’s so easy to decorate with it. Thanks for the pictures.

  5. Thanks for sharing. I will probably never get there, but seeing your pics brings just a little bit of the peaceful tranquility. I am impressed with the décor.

  6. The book is good, but I just watched the movie again and its great. You can rent from Amazon.

  7. Thank you for taking us on your vacation. I love the pictures you are sharing.

  8. Kathy, I went to Savannah about 17 years ago and also went to Tybee Island to see Fort Tybee. It was all beautiful and I love that you are showing us pictures of your get-away. If you take any of the trolley tours in Savannah they mention Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil about 80 thousand times! It’s a good book and the movie is good, too. So when you are finished with the book rent the movie!

  9. A charming place to stay, for sure! The book is a good summer read, and the movie with John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, and the Lady Chablis is also very enjoyable!

  10. Kathy, loved the pictures! What a lovely, welcoming place to vacation! I’m with you on the slipcovered furniture, especially when you can wash it! I read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil a long time ago, but do remember liking it. By the way, love the JTW’s little yellow pail! Glad you had such a nice time.