Owned by best selling author, Mary Kay Andrews and her husband Tom, Breeze Inn is a charming beach cottage, tucked away on Georgia’s Tybee Island.
Originally built in 1943 and named for a fictional beach cottage in one of her novels, The Breeze Inn is available for rent through the fabulous management agency, Mermaid Cottages. You can click here to read about the great long weekend I spent staying in one of the Mermaid Cottages properties.
I stayed next door to this beautiful place, which Mary Kay and Tom renovated themselves in 2009. They stripped the old and worn house down to its bones and brought it back to life with vibrant colors, and beautiful old details.
Some friends were staying in Breeze Inn, so I stopped by one morning to take a few photos.
Notice the gourmet breakfast waiting in the toaster.
Hey! We were all on vacation. Our energy was spent strolling the beach, not cooking!
The Breeze Inn has colorful details everywhere you look. These salt and pepper shakers look like art in the kitchen windowsill.
The groovy revolving fan was a delight for ladies of a certain age.
(Or so I’ve heard!)
I once knew a cute guy who drove a truck like this.
But it wasn’t this small, and didn’t say “Tonka.”
You could check into this fabulous house, and never want to walk the two blocks to the beautiful beach for being so preoccupied with all the adorable vignettes throughout the house.
I have one globe bank.
Now I need more.
And here it is . . . Mary Kay Andrew’s official writing desk.
I don’t think Mary Kay really uses the old typewriter, and I’m glad she doesn’t. We’d have to wait twice as long for her next book to come out! Above the desk are a few of Mary Kay’s famous book jackets, which amazingly match the color scheme of the house. How can you not love that kind of organization?
Mary Kay actually has a great eye for vintage and antique items and has a booth at the wildly popular Seaside Sister’s shop on the island. If the book thing ever falls through, decorating can definitely hold her together for a while.
Such comfort, peace and coziness throughout the home. It’s a vacation heaven.
The stairwell was adorned with charming old beach photos and
tiny little children’s swimsuits.
More adorable decor on the “chester drawers,” y’all.
The back porch was the perfect spot for an impromptu party. The green glider is a retro-gem.
What the bright sun wouldn’t let me photograph was the coordinating pink-retro refrigerator.
. . . for whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.
For information on renting this awesome cottage or another one like it on Tybee Island, contact Mermaid Cottages.
For more information on Mary Kay Andrews and her books click here.
Click here to read my first post about my fabulous Tybee Island get – away.