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July 22, 2009

Chillin with Miley

Filed under: Houses — sashyjane @ 1:46 pm

Next week, our sweet and generous Grandmama is taking our family to the beach! We’re just headed up the road a bit to Tybee Island but it’ll be nice to have a little vaca and even though we grew up literally minutes away from Tybee, I couldn’t tell you the last time I was there.

In Southern Living this month, they featured the Mermaid Cottages at Tybee and Grandmama had to book one immediately.  We’ll be staying at the Sea Breeze cottage on the north end of the beach.

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While we’re there, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Preston and Greg Kinnear will be filming a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book, The Last Song. While I’m not a Miley, Kelly or Nicholas fan, I would love to bump into Greg! At 46, he’s still a dreamboat.  The movie is supposedly helping Tybee step things up a bit on the appearances front but I hear that a large chunk of beach is closed off for filming.

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, the Mermaid Cottages.  There are close to 40 cottages run by former hotelier Diane Kaufman.  Diane has this to say about herself:

After 26 years with Marriott Hotels and a career that took me all over the world, I felt the pull to do something different with my life… I created my own vacation rental business focusing on cozy cottages and historic homes, many of which welcome pets. I still love to travel, but this time it’s mostly via car road trips with my two labs, Danny and Max. Occasionally my family or friends will join me to add to the adventure. My life is truly full of “plenty and grace” and I know how lucky I am.

I’m so glad Diane made the transition from the hotel world to the cottage rental world! Just look at these fun little places!

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Even Paula Deen has a Mermaid Cottage!

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With many of the cottages being pet friendly (Diane loves dogs), tons of amentities, easy access to the beach, marsh, pier, shopping and yummy restaurants, the only difficult part about visiting a Mermaid cottage would be choosing which one to stay in.

Even though we don’t leave until next week, I can’t wait to share about our trip and I’m sure Susie will take tons of beautiful pictures with her fantastic camera and artistic eye.

What about you? Any fun summer plans? Any celeb sightings?

All images from here.  Visit the Mermaid Cottages Blog here.

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2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for sharing the good words about us! We look forward to welcoming you to Tybee and mermaid cottages!!!!!

    Comment by Mermaid Cottages — July 23, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

  2. Thanks for choosing SeaBreeze Cottage, and visiting Jim and Susan at Seaside Sisters and Seaside Sweets. Hope you loved the house as much as we do!

    Comment by Susan Kelleher — July 23, 2009 @ 5:30 pm


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