Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and welcome back for part 2 of the wonderful beach house we loved on our recent trip to the beach! If you missed part 1, you can see it here. In that post we toured the entry hall, the kitchen, dining room, living room, and sun porch. Now we are ready to see the bedrooms. Keep in mind this is a very old house, so the bedrooms are on the small side…but who needs a large one when you are just relaxing at the beach? 🙂
This is the master bedroom. (I took these photos on 2 different days hoping rain versus sunshine would make a difference.) Those double windows there look out directly on the water. What a joy to wake up and see the beautiful sunrise over the waves!
Opposite the bed is this large piece of furniture for clothing storage. It also houses a little television on the left side.
There is a guest bedroom on the other side of the sun porch. It too has those lovely green stained walls, and again they mixed an old piece with new furniture to give it a more personal look.
Our daughter stayed in this bedroom with the cute cute headboards. 🙂 This room is just perfect for girls, don’t you think?
And I loved the arrangement of plates and ferns over the beds.
My husband thought I was crazy for saying that I loved the bathroom, but there is just something about a white painted room in an old house that is simply charming to me. And it really makes the old floors stand out when they contrast with all that white.
The built in cabinet with glass doors was perfect in there.
Loved the baskets of towels below the double sinks!
And yes, there is even the vintage claw foot tub in the bathroom. (And we had no problem with the shower curtain like we did when we stayed at Whitehall in Maine.)
Here’s another view of that gorgeous cabinet.
That finishes the tour of the interior of the beach cottage. So we are going right outside through the door of the sunroom. On the rainy days we saw this….
And on the beautiful sunny mornings we had this view. 🙂
(Another wonderful place to enjoy a cup of coffee.)
Go down the steps by the deck, and this little pathway leads you right to the water. (It is shared with the house next door because they were best friends with the owner when the house was built, and they wanted to live next door to each other.)
But we are not going down that path just yet. Nosirree. Take a turn, and go under the house.
It was such a happy surprise to find this space there!
Isn’t it great?! If we lived there, I know we would enjoy entertaining in that spot! There is also a sink, and a closet full of beach chairs, and a small outdoor shower under there. The owners have thought of literally everything.
You can have a seat right here. 🙂
Or if you prefer, walk on down to the beach. 🙂
I know many of you want the rental information. Just click here for the VRBO listing. Now don’t go expecting a modern Hilton if you happen to get lucky enough to stay there. It is an old beach house that has weathered many storms, and like any old house, it has its quirks…old floors that squeak (and a couple of tiny holes where you can see all the way through), old doors that aren’t square (and a crack that doesn’t seal all the way), and there is only 1 bathroom for the whole house. That was no issue to us at all, but if you want a private bath for every bedroom, that’s not happening with this house. I am sure there were regulations for historic homes and EPD regs that governed what the Krohns could and couldn’t do when they renovated the cottage.
But I would happily take the house – quirks and all! I used to think Mary Kay Andrew’s beach house (Ebbtide) on Tybee was my favorite of all the beach houses in which we have stayed, but I think this one has surpassed it. Both homes are gorgeously decorated (and the MKA one is huge!) but this one’s location – right on the water – has it beat. (Ebbtide is behind another beachfront home.) We will most definitely be staying here again when we can make another trip to Fernandina in the future. Until then, I guess I will just have to watch the video. 😉
Enjoy the rest of this Memorial Day weekend.
I hope you are relaxing in a beach house somewhere as you read this.
(I’ll be working on researching and planning a Disney-at-Christmas trip!)
Until next time…