Giveaway: A summer 2010 weekend stay at The Breeze Inn cottage on Tybee Island, Georgia —just 20 minutes east of historic Savannah.
Company: Harper Collins
Description: This charming cottage is the personal family home of author Mary Kay Andrews, who furnished and named it with a nod to the fictional Breeze Inn motel in her New York Times bestselling novel Savannah Breeze. Step back in time in this 1940s-inspired Tybee beach cottage with reclaimed heart pine floors throughout, reclaimed solid-wood doors with antique hardware, painted plank walls, hexagon tiled bathroom floors, and vintage fixtures. Even the hibiscus pink screened front door was a treasure from a New England antique market. The cottage is decorated throughout with family-friendly vintage and antique treasures collected from estate sales and flea markets around the country by the author herself...
Located on quiet 2nd Avenue, on Tybee Island's bike trail, the circa 1943 cottage is an easy two-block walk to 9th Street beach walk-over, and an easy stroll to grocery store and restaurants. Off-street parking is available for three cars. Totally restored and remodeled in 2009, The Breeze Inn sleeps six with three bedrooms and three full baths. Step through the white picket fence, past rustling palm trees, scented jasmine and blooming pink roses and into a bygone era, albeit one with all modern conveniences. Your every need will be met with central air, stainless appliances, high-quality cookware, pillow-top mattresses, high thread-count all-cotton bedding, full-size washer & dryer, flat-screen TV-DVDs, and complimentary high-speed WiFi.
Interested in how Mary Kay did the remodeling of The Breeze Inn? Check out the video below in which she talks about her new book and updating The Breeze Inn. You can also read more about Mary Kay and her new bestselling novel The Fixer Upper at her blog.
Mary Kay's latest novel The Fixer Upper is about a young woman who takes on the task of preparing her father's family homeplace (a fading Victorian mansion in a small Georgia town) for flipping. While Mary Kay was writing The Fixer Upper, she was neck deep in her own renovation of The Breeze Inn. Grab a copy of The Fixer Upper now to get a sense of what the real-life experience was like for Mary Kay. Once you read one of her books, you will want to read them all. And who knows, maybe you'll get the chance to read them on the author's very own back porch!
Buy Mary Kay Andrew's latest novel, The Fixer Upper from Amazon.
Click on the book jacket image for a sneak peak at the first few chapters!
How to Enter: To enter this Apartment Therapy Giveaway, please enter using the form below. The contest begins today, July 9th and ends on July 16th at 12:01 AM. We will choose one winner at random.
Rules: Winner will stay for free for 3 days/2 nights on a Summer 2010 weekend of their choosing and be responsible only for the housekeeping fee of $125. Holiday weekends (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day) are excluded. Certain other blackout dates may apply. Please only one entry per person per giveaway post. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Make sure the email address you use when you enter is valid; that's how we'll contact you if you win.
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