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Tybee Whitecaps Tour

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Whitecaps Tybee Island Home Tour | pretty handy girl

First let me say, I truly saved the best for last on this Tybee Mermaid Cottage house tour. Whitecaps is one of the old Officer’s homes and it is dripping with details. From ornate coffered ceilings to gorgeous furniture and antiques. We are excited to share this Tybee Whitecaps Tour.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

And with a front porch that looks out over the sea, you can not find a more relaxing place to sit and sip coffee.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

The tour of Whitecaps begins…now!

When you walk up to this beautiful house, it’s impossible to overlook the gorgeous original brick sidewalk leading to the front entrance.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Old Reynolds Block bricks pave the path. Each brick is glazed and some are stamped. Beautiful colors make up the varied color palette. A quick internet search led me to the origin of Reynolds Block. They were made by the Tennessee Paving Brick Company of Robbins, Tennessee.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Whitecaps was built circa 1897 for the officers during the Spanish-American war.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

It is situated on the Northern end of Tybee Island in the old Ft. Screven community.


The front door opens into the most amazing and breath taking foyer!

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I’m always looking at doors. The patina and age on the knobs and locks seems to whisper thousands of stories from hands that have turned the knob before me.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Off the foyer is a cozy living room with some of the most beautiful coffered ceilings I’ve ever seen.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Next to the living room is a beautiful dining room with gorgeous exposed brick and more ceiling details. I have to tell you a secret about that rug. Upon closer inspection you’d notice that it is actually the back that is showing and it had stripes painted on it. What a great way to revamp a cheap or stained rug!

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

The branches used as curtain rods adds some casual to all the elegance…

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

…and the nautical knot tie backs are more fun beachy details.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

More beautiful exposed bricks surround the oven in the kitchen.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

The antique mirror in the hallway stole my heart. If only I could have brought it home with me, but honestly I don’t have a spot grande enough to do it justice.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Upstairs are several bedrooms, like this quaint striped bedroom.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

I told you I had a thing for doors. The cracks on this door, are true signs of age that can not be faked.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

One of the bedrooms had an amazing wood framed fireplace.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

The details in the wood are beautiful. We won’t talk about the creepy childrens’ portraits in the tiles, let’s just pretend they aren’t there.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Another bedroom with beautiful ceilings.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

I love the painted dresser and the blue gumball machine!

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

One of the upstairs bathrooms is perfectly outfitted with an antique claw foot tub.

White Caps Tybee Island House Tour | Pretty Handy Girl

Is this house amazing or what? Want to see more? Check out Rhoda’s tour on Southern Hospitality.

View my other Tybee Island house tours of Breeze Inn:

Breeze Inn Cottage - Tybee Island | Pretty Handy Girl

and Screened Inn:

Screened Inn - Mermaid Cottages Tours | Pretty Handy Girl


Disclosure: This giveaway was provided by Mermaid Cottages of Tybee Island. I was given a free stay in a Mermaid Cottage while visiting Tybee Island. I was not told what to write. All opinions and words are my own.

56 replies
  1. leigh
    leigh says:

    All the Mermaid cottages are wonderful! Whitecaps is my favorite! What a wonderful, calming place to stay…Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Becky
    Becky says:

    I have fallen in love with the Old Love Cottage. I have been looking at places to rent along the coast and I’m thinking it might be a wonderful retreat for me, my sister, my niece, my mother and my grandmother. A four generation women’s retreat.

  3. Mallory
    Mallory says:

    The Blue Moon over Tybee and Blue Star cottage sound lovely…I would love to be close to the beach! My husband and I got married last summer and were not able to take a honeymoon! This would be lovely to win:)

  4. Linda
    Linda says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I have wanted to go to Tybee Island for some time, but its a long way from home. I love the Mermaid Cottages and have been touring them on line. A great retreat for my family!

  5. Colleen Taylor
    Colleen Taylor says:

    Oh my Brittany, what a fabulous giveaway!!!! My mouth dropped open when I started reading this post. Definitely Whitecaps is my favorite, oh my oh my!!! I think I did all the Rafflecopter widget things. I sure hope I win, thank you for this opportunity!

  6. GG Bocchino
    GG Bocchino says:

    Loved the tour-Great photography!
    Always wanted to visit Tybee Island.
    I’m not sure where to list of cottages is to choose one. But if I don’t win, I’d like to take advantage of the coupon offer.

  7. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    And of these cottages would be make a charming stay in this beautiful area. Yeah, I have the same love for old doors and aged knobs!

  8. jerri czosek
    jerri czosek says:

    It’s so hard to choose, I would love to stay in all of them. The Whitecap is special because it’s historical & the decorating is just beautiful. Mermaids Tale is another, that I just adore. Your posts really have created the desire to visit Tybee Island.

  9. Karen
    Karen says:

    I have seen several of the cottages on Tybee Island through various blogs and I have to say this one is my favorite, hands down! Whitecaps.

  10. Paula R.
    Paula R. says:

    I’ve never been to that area before, so any of them would be absolutely perfect! Especially if it would take me away from this cold and frigid Kansas weather! This particular cottage is beautiful and I’m very attracted to the historical aspect of it!

  11. Lindsey Wolfe
    Lindsey Wolfe says:

    OH MY GOODNESS! Next week my husband goes in for some major surgery and has a 4 month recovery the follows. I would flip out if we won something like this. What a great way to celebrate after his recovery is complete and he is back to his old normal self! 🙂 EEK!!! Fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed! EEK!!

  12. susie lavender
    susie lavender says:

    We took our daughter’s Girl Scout troop to Savannah and we visited Tybee and worked on a badge there. We really would like to revisit and see all those adorable little cottages.

  13. WT Abernathy
    WT Abernathy says:

    Love the reclaimed bricks- I had a similar project where I created a backyard patio space from a demo’d Victorian a few years back. I don’t miss moving those suckers around, but I now have a good supply for other projects as well- garden bed edging, raised beds, and additional walkways.



  14. Lisa Cooper
    Lisa Cooper says:

    Oh my, I am in love! All the Mermaid Cottages are delightful! My favorite is probably Blue Moon over Tybee. I want to live here!! What a great giveaway! Hope I win!

  15. Emily
    Emily says:

    I love Tybee- I’ve heard of the mermaid cottages but hadn’t gotten to see inside until now. I love them all, but I think WhiteCaps is probably my favorite- love all that history and charm. Thanks for hosting!

  16. Linda
    Linda says:

    I’d love to visit Tybee Island, in fact it would make the ideal place for our annual visit back to the US to see our family while we are posted overseas.

  17. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Typee Island looks SO beautiful – I have seen it posted on several blogs I read and everyone can’t say enough good about it! All of the cottages look just beautiful – hopefully someday I can go there!

  18. Regina L.
    Regina L. says:

    OMG! What a giveaway! I would love to win and finally get to see this beautiful island.. so serene..
    And the cottages, oh my. I’d live to spend some time there. And my family (hubby and son) would love this too!

  19. missy
    missy says:

    Oh no! None of my entries went through!! It kept telling me my entry couldn’t be accepted for any of the options 🙁

    I love all of Mermaid Cottages listings. Mary Kay Andrews’ books started my love for Tybee and she led me to Mermaid Cottages. I would LOVE to stay on Officer’s Row, but since I only have a family for 4, I could never justify renting a house that large.

  20. Tammy
    Tammy says:

    I would love to stay at Ebbtide or Breeze inn that Mary Kay Andrews owns, but I think they are all so cute! I really want to go there for my 50 birthday coming up.

  21. Linda Harris
    Linda Harris says:

    I love the Breeze Inn, Was there 4 yrs ago and loved this house in my drives around island, We did nt stay there though sadly

  22. Linda@Coastal Charm
    [email protected] Charm says:

    What a wonderful giveaway you have here. I would love to win it, so I can take my two daughters and mother for a ladies getaway. It’s hard to pick a favorite, they are all so charming, but I guess I will go with the Breeze Inn.


  23. Amy
    Amy says:

    Thanks so much for showing us these amazing cottages and having such an awesome give away! It’s below zero and snowing in Iowa. They all look like paradise to me!


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